The average age of inmates at the California Institution for Men is 53 years old but equates to 75 years old because of health issues related to lifestyle, said prison officials during a recent citizens meeting. The Chino prison has become the destination for high risk medical and older populations because specialty services are available in the area, unlike desert area prisons. This is why mental health crisis facilities are proposed in Chino and San Diego prisons. 

A micro-brewery and restaurant with an outdoor dining area could open in Chino Hills by the end of the year at The Rincon at Pomona Rincon Road and Soquel Canyon Parkway. The 4,000-square-foot establishment to be called “Luchador Brewing Company” will include Mexican food, stained-glass roll-up doors, and an open area for corn hole and other games. 

Riders, ages 18 and under, can ride Onmitrans buses for $1 in July and August. 

Chino Hills Councilman Art Bennett wished his “bride” of 52 years, Nickie, a happy wedding anniversary for July 8 at a recent council meeting. This prompted Councilman Brian Johsz to wish a happy anniversary to his wife, Libbie, for 15 years on July 3.  

Chino Community Services Commissioner Linda Takeuchi has been named to the City of Chino committee that will review issues related to the possible annexation of an area north of the city limits. Jamie Harwood, the commission’s chairwoman, has been named an alternate. 

An indoor swim school featuring a 16’ x 45’ pool to be called Blake’s is proposed in the Gordon Ranch Marketplace on Eucalyptus Avenue and Chino Hills Parkway in the remodeled portion of the anchor space where Fresh & Easy was located. 

Congresswoman Norma Torres, who represents the 35th District that includes Chino, joined a congressional delegation to El Paso and Clint, Texas to investigate facilities used to detain undocumented immigrants. 

The San Bernardino County Assessor-Recorder-Clerk’s office has moved to 222 W. Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino from its previous location on Third Street. 

Presley Tennant, who opened Chino’s State of the City address last week by singing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was a finalist in the show “The Voice.” 

Chino Mayor Eunice Ulloa said the city will ramp up its efforts to get Ontario International Airport to abide by mandated flight patterns, after a group of residents complained at Tuesday night’s council meeting about big jets flying low over their homes, especially in the wee hours of the morning. The mayor suggested that residents flood the Airport Authority’s phone number with calls to get the commissioners’ attention. 

Veteran Chino Valley GATE teacher Cathy Osman has been warning school board members that excessive use of technology is bad for young students. Board member Andrew Cruz added his support. Giant interactive computer screens were recently purchased for classrooms at Litel and Oak Ridge elementary schools, and more schools will follow. 

Chino Youth Boxing Club will host a summer showcase event at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 at the Neighborhood Activity Center, featuring boxers from across southern California. The annual Gobbler Gloves boxing show is set for Sunday, Nov. 24 at the center.

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