When Chino capital projects manager Mike Kolling tried to quietly sneak out of the city council meeting Tuesday after council members had honored him for his 29½ years of service, Mayor Eunice Ulloa asked “Why are you leaving already?” “I’ve got to check the air conditioning,” he quipped. 

 

Chino city councilman Tom Haughey said people teased him about taking a trip to Phoenix in July. It was only 112 degrees in the Arizona capital, on the same day it was 120 in Chino, he said. 

 

San Bernardino County Superintendent Ted Alejandre has been chosen 2019 president-elect of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association. Elected to his second term as county superintendent in June, in 2020 he will serve as president of the organization that includes the 58 county superintendents in California. 

 

CVUSD board member James Na thanked Don Lugo parents at the June 28 school board meeting for “defending your students, your school and our great nation.” He made the comment after parents said they did not hold the football coach or school administrators  responsible for unsupervised actions on the part of several students last year that resulted in their suspensions. Mr. Na said education starts at home and that parents have the primary responsibility.

 

During the pinning of new Chino Valley firefighters, a female relative yelled out “Way to go, Peanut!” to one of the recruits. Chino city councilman Gary George, who was attending the event, said he would bet every veteran firefighter in the crowd immediately had a nickname in mind for their new colleague.

 

Sixty-five years after the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed, there are 1.7 million Korean War veterans living in the United States and Puerto Rico. 

The armistice was signed in July 1953 but Congress extended the period of involvement for veterans benefits to January 1955. Almost 6 million served during the Korean War era. U.S. involvement began in July 1950. The median age of Korean War veterans is 84 years and 97.4% are men. Approximately 5 percent of  the veterans also served in World War II, while about 10 percent of Korean War veterans went on to serve during the Vietnam Era, according to the Census Bureau.

 

Monte Vista Water district is planning to replace its aging buildings by demolishing all but one structure at 10575 Central Avenue, on the east side and below the railroad overpass. The project will be completed in three phases over two and a half years during which the district will continue to operate its headquarters at the site.

 

Of the nation’s 325.7 million people, an estimated 205.0 million (62.9 percent) live within an incorporated place as of July 1, 2017. Of approximately 19,500 incorporated places, about 76 percent had fewer than 5,000 people and nearly 50 percent had fewer than 1,000 people.

Eight of the 15 cities with the largest population gains were in the South in 2017. San Antonio, Texas, tops the list of cities with the largest population gain, with an increase of over 24,200 people between 2016 and 2017 according to the Census Bureau. Some of the other cities with the largest population gains were Phoenix (24,000); Dallas (18,900); Fort Worth (18,700); Los Angeles (18,600); Seattle (17,500); and Charlotte, N.C. (15,600).

 

June  marked the 174th anniversary of the YMCA - a global organization that has served Chino for more than 100 years, and which began with the idea that a strong, supportive community can help people build healthier, happier lives. 

It was started in 1844 in London by George Williams and 11 friends to meet the needs of young men flocking to the city during the Industrial Revolution. It has changed to meet the needs of children, adults and families in 10,000 communities in the U.S. and 119 countries. Its contributions:

--Basketball and volleyball were both invented at the Y. 

--Night school and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes began at the Y. 

--The world’s first indoor pool was at a Y, and the concept of group swim lessons started at the Y. 

--The United Service Organization (USO) was created with help from the Y, and the Peace Corps was patterned after a Y program. 

--Father’s Day was created at a Y. 

 

Department of Motor Vehicles office in Pomona and other cities are opening an hour earlier to help reduce long lines caused by people showing up to get the new REAL ID licenses that will be required by October 2020 when taking commercial flights. 

They will open an hour earlier at 7 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and retain regular hours on Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Reservations are still recommended to avoid long waits. Call 800-777-0133.

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