Chino’s mayor Eunice Ulloa, in her 35th year on the city council, is keeping her options open when her term is up in 2020. The “Eunice Ulloa for Mayor 2020” committee plans a money-raising 72nd birthday celebration on April 11, with donations starting at $99 and major sponsorships at $5,000.
“Not for sale,” said Chino Airport Manager Tracy Williams this week when asked about recent rumors that the airport was being sold or had been sold. Jerry Wilkins, executive director of the Planes of Fame Air Museum also said he had not heard of any plans to sell the airport. The county-operated facility is located on the southeast corner of Euclid and Merrill avenues.
The City of Chino Hills will continue to lease space in its government center to the county library for $1 a year. During Tuesday’s meeting, the council extended the lease until 2023, stating the library is a benefit to residents. The city has leased the 30,270-square-foot space to the county since 2009.
Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, former Chino Hills High basketball phenom, has parted with his family’s Big Baller Brand athletic shoes amid concerns that co-founder Alan Foster has allegedly mismanaged $1.5 million of Mr. Ball’s money. There have been numerous Better Business Bureau complaints, including merchandise being sent incorrectly and poor response to customer inquiries.
It will cost $400,000 to repair a portion of Rancho Hills Drive in Chino Hills severely damaged when a corroded water main failed March 17, spilling 120,000 gallons of water. The repairs should be completed April 8. Councilman Peter Rogers said the clay soil in Chino Hills is causing chemical reactions with waterlines, noting that the city spent more than $1 million to replace laterals in the Oaks Village area because of corrosion.
County Tax Collector Ensen Mason encourages property owners to pay the second installment of property taxes by Wednesday, April 10, to avoid a 10 percent penalty. Taxpayers can pay online at MyTaxCollector.com., by mail at 268 West Hospitality Lane, first floor, San Bernardino CA 92415-0360 or in person at that address. Only payments with a postmark cancellation on or before April 10, 2019, will be considered timely.
Long tables will be set up in the middle of the room at the Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of the Chino Valley at the Chaffey Chino Community Center April 8 to allow participants to sit down instead of juggling small plates of food and beverages while walking around sampling food, as in the past.
After meeting a pharmacist and an aspiring medical doctor, two students of Chino Hills High’s health sciences academy said their perception changed about having to attend a prestigious college. “Doing well wherever you end up is of more importance” wrote one student in the academy’s publication.
Chino Valley Fire will fly Donate Life flags at all fire stations and its administrative office in April to raise awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation. To register as an organ and tissue donor, go online at donateLIFEcalifornia.org.