Chino police joined Chino Hills in issuing 39 citations for speeding, distracted driving, illegal turns, crossing double lines, and red light violations Wednesday during a joint patrol on Carbon Canyon Road between Chino Hills Parkway and Oak Way Lane. The operation was conducted to help prevent traffic collisions on Carbon Canyon Road. 

Chino American Little League was one of 10 winners of Little League Baseball’s Safety Award, given to organizations that produce the top “A Safety Awareness Program” creation of safety plans specific to its facilities. Chino American and Cupertino little leagues were selected from the West Region. The national winner will be announced during the Little League World Series later this month. 

Chino Hills has retained the Santa Ana Watershed Association for $55,590 to reduce fire threats by removing weeds, combustible materials, and dying vegetation in the creek area from Carbon Canyon Bridge to Rosemary Lane. Unlike the city, the association has special permits from regulatory agencies to perform the work in sensitive habitats such as Carbon Canyon. 

At the request of Chino Hills councilman Ray Marquez, a conflict of interest form has been generated to provide an additional level of scrutiny for councilmembers who refrain from voting on or discussing matters that present a financial conflict. Councilmembers will be required to announce the reason for excusing themselves from the discussion and submit the form to the clerk prior to the vote. 

Trellis Chino, the large skilled nursing facility on Walnut Avenue opposite Chino Valley Medical Center, expects to open by the end of the month, according to Jake Rothey, who is in charge of the new facility near the Walnut Avenue school and the police department. 

For the first time, the percentage of the American population age 25 and older that completed high school or higher levels of education reached 90 percent in 2017. In 1940 only 24 percent of people age 25 and older had finished four years of high school or more, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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