CDBG grant applications

The City of Chino is accepting grant applications through Thursday, Jan. 7 from qualified non-profit and faith based organizations wishing to receive community development funds for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. 

Proposed projects must meet federal guidelines, benefit Chino residents and meet an identified priority in Chino’s 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan.  The Consolidated Plan is posted on the city’s website,

Information and applications: velopment/cdbg, or contact Pat Cacioppo, 334-3355 or

Blood drive Tuesday

Lifestream will host a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22 at Chino Hills City Hall, 14000 City Center Drive. 

Donors will receive a $15 e-gift card. Blood donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies but does not detect if the donor currently carries the virus.

Face coverings are required. Donors will have their temperatures taken and undergo a COVID-19 symptom review.


COVID testing in Chino Hills

COVID-19 testing will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 6 and 20, 2021 at McCoy Equestrian Center, 14280 Peyton Drive in Chino Hills.

Participants will be asked for health insurance information but will not be charged a co-payment or share the cost of the test.  

Persons who do not have insurance or do not want to provide insurance information will still get tested.

Residents do not need to have symptoms to receive testing. 

Everyone is encouraged to get tested.

Information: and select “county testing sites” or call 387-3911.

COVID testing in Chino daily

Walk-in COVID testing is available at the Chino Neighborhood Activity Center, 5201 D St., 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Testing is free for all individuals, including those who are uninsured, undocumented, or homeless.

The site is run by OptumServe in partnership with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health. 

Appointments are not mandatory but may be made by visiting: sbco Click on the Chino link listed under “California State Testing.”

Participants without internet may call (888) 634-1123 to make an appointment.

Free Nurturing Parenting classes

The Chino Valley school district’s HOPE Family Resource Center, in collaboration with First 5 San Bernardino, offers free virtual Nurturing Parenting classes for families with young children. Information: 628-1201, ext. 8960 or on the school district homepage,

Online support group

The Chino Valley school district’s Family Engagement Center offers a virtual support group for parents who are overwhelmed and exhausted. 

Weekly Zoom meetings called the “Parent Self-Care and Stress Management Support Group” are held 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Spanish language meetings are Thursdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m.  Strategies and techniques will be shared to help parents reduce stress, establish healthy habits and live more simply so they can better support their students and families to be successful.  Space is limited. 

Register with name and phone number to: or call 628-1201, ext. 8921 or or call 628-1201, ext. 5601.

Farmers Market held Wednesdays

Vendors are selling holiday foods and craft items during the winter season at the Chino Hills Farmers Market 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday at The Shoppes at Chino Hills, corner of Grand Avenue and Boys Republic Drive. 

The market will be open Wednesday, Dec. 23 and Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Vendors sell hot food including tamales, tacos, and pupusas, fruits and vegetables, fresh bread, honey, cold-pressed juice, roasted nuts, salsa, dog treats, pastries, jerky, and more.

Information: Heritage or email heri

Document shredding event

San Bernardino County residents can attend a free document shredding event 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 30 at Montclair City Hall, 5111 Benito St., Montclair. 

Face coverings are required. Residents are limited to three standard-sized filing boxes of documents per vehicle. CDs, DVDs, binders, X-rays and plastics will not be accepted.


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