Mustard plants and brush are getting so tall in Chino Hills that Councilman Ray Marquez said he is concerned about fire hazards when they dry out. He is requesting the matter be placed on a future city council agenda for discussion. 

Headline in the local daily: “White Hose doubles down on threat to close Mexican border.” Then there was the recent headline: “Reporter fatally shot by his store.” Cutbacks in editing personnel these days is showing.

There’s a rise in tailgate thefts in Chino Hills, according to Police Captain John Walker, who is warning residents with pickup trucks to be cautious. 

Chino chapter president Daniel Hernandez of the California Schools Employees Association (CSEA) told the school board this month he would like to see school nurses’ hours increased from partial to full school day, because students get hurt all day. 

Chino Hills Councilman Art Bennett said he was rushed by paramedics to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center April 10 where he stayed for three days with pneumonia. He said he is grateful, but “unfortunately, they are getting to know me too well.” 

Participants at a recent compost workshop at the Chino Community Garden received free compost bins, donated by the Chino’s waste refuse hauler Waste Management.

Volunteers put in 544 hours for the City of Chino during March. City officials said that if they were paid $14.62 an hour (community services leader pay), that would equal $7,953. Year-to-date, the total volunteer dollar value is approximately $51,615. Two service projects at the Chino Community Garden on Riverside Drive by students from Cal Poly Pomona and Cub Scouts Pack 205 logged 66.5 hours. 


Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park hosted 2,000 students April 17 and more than 2,000 community members April 18 for its Earth Day event. They learned about water resources, compost benefits, and the region’s habitats. The park is at Kimball Avenue and El Prado Road at the Inland Empire Utilities Agency. 

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