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Gloria Huerta and Mara Rodriguez are the new public information officers for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. They began their positions in August, after the retirement of longtime public information officers Jodi Miller, who joined the sheriff’s department in 1998 and Cindy B…

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Zeb Welborn was honored Oct. 13 at the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce business awards and recognition dinner at Yanks Air Museum for being the Champion’s 2020 Outstanding Citizen, one year after the pandemic cancelled the event.

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Ayala High School students Hayne Lee and Kenneth Do were two of 67 students worldwide to participate in the Four Star Leadership program with retired General Tommy Franks last month in Edmond, Oklahoma. The program provides students the opportunity to develop leadership skills through curric…

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Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce marketing director Abby Treadwell stepped down July 22 after eight months on the job to attend law school at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. “I want to thank you for guiding me this past year and entrusting me to execute on the Chamber’s …

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Several Chino Valley Fire District employees were honored Wednesday night for their years of employment with the district.

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Chino resident Coleene VanTilburg has published a book about her journey from grief to joy on the passing of her 26-year-old son Timmy in 2007 from kidney disease.

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Chino Hills residents and Chino Hills High graduates Rachel Candelaria and Taylor Duncan earned their degrees at the University of Northern Colorado at the end of the 2021 spring semester. Ms. Candelaria earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a bachelor’s degree in criminology and crim…

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Retired Champion publisher Bruce Wood was the winner of the 2021 Rotary Club of Lake Houston raffle of a 2019 mint condition Corvette Grand Sport Coupe last Saturday. Mr. Wood, who moved to Houston with his wife Debbie after his retirement in 2017, is a member of the Rotary Club of Lake Hous…

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Jamie Fischer of Chino and Peter Ignatius of Fullerton were married May 28 at Hidden Oaks Retreat Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

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Lt. Art Girard was assigned to the Chino Hills Police Station in January 2021. He replaced Lt. Patrick O’Brien who retired.

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During Monday’s Chino Valley Democratic Club meeting, Chino Hills resident Jim Gallagher was elected chairman, taking the position over from Marian Arguello. Other officers elected during the meeting are Paul Rodriguez of Chino, first vice chairperson; Ms. Arguello of Chino, second vice chai…

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Chino Police Department Cpl. Chad Randall was named the 2020 Chino Police Department Officer of the Year, the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday. 

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Fire inspector Tori Jung was named the Chino Valley Fire District Employee of the Year. She joined the fire district in December 2018, and is responsible for conducting life and safety inspections, new construction inspection, enforcement inspections related to weed abatement, and fireworks …

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Chino Hills residents Ken and Laura Montague have been selected as the city’s highlighted volunteers for their work on the Volunteer Graffiti Abatement Team since 2010 where they remove graffiti on city property when noticed or reported.

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Chino Hills resident Shivani Desai graduated from the University of Tampa on May 8 with a bachelor of science degree in biology. 

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Chino resident Richard Berman was named one of six Orange County Teachers of the Year for 2021 during a virtual ceremony on April 29. Mr. Berman teaches at Otto A. Fischer School in the Orange County Department of Education, which serves incarcerated students in Orange County Juvenile Hall.

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Leila Issa, a sophomore at Chino Hills High School, has been appointed as the student member of the Chino Hills Parks and Recreation Commission.

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Gloria Biebel, a crew member of the McDonald’s restaurant on Grand Avenue in Chino, was a match to provide bone marrow in February for her mother who was diagnosed last summer with a rare bone disorder. Ms. Biebel’s co-workers and franchise owner Elizabeth Yuen made a $500 donation to the In…

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Mariana Madriz, a Chino resident since 2002, celebrated her 104th birthday April 3 at Inland Christian Home in Ontario where she has resided since August 2020. 

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Loving Savior Lutheran School seventh-grade student Rianna Manalac placed fourth at the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools inaugural Spelling Bee held March 24. 

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Former Chino Hills resident Ryan Cassells, 29, has co-produced a Hollywood motion picture called “Cherry” starring Tom Holland (Spider-Man) and directed by Avengers: Endgame’s Anthony and Joe Russo. 

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Robin Butler, administrative assistant II who worked for the City of Chino Hills for almost 33 years, has retired. 

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Edward Yee, of Chino Hills, was appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom to the California Gambling Commission Control on Monday. Mr. Lee, the owner and subject matter expert instructor at Elite Training and Associates since 2014, is a district attorney investigator in the Orange County District Attor…

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Senior planning analyst Yvette Brunetto who works for the City of Chino Hills in the Community Development Department was named the 2020 Employee of the Year by her peers for her dedication and work ethic.

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Several Chino Valley student athletes signed national letters of intent last week to their college choices. National Signing Day took place Feb. 2.

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Cristo Yaneli Perez Ross, of Chino Hills, was named to the President’s Honor List for the fall 2020 semester at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry at least 15 semester hours. 

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Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce named Abby Treadwell as its new marketing director, Chamber President Zeb Welborn announced this week. Ms. Treadwell will replace Liz Devins, who resigned to spend more time with her family. “Abby joins us with a background in public relations and digital mar…

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Chino Hills Councilman Ray Marquez has been named chairman of the Tres Hermanos Conservation Authority and City of Industry Councilwoman Cathy Marcucci was named vice chairwoman during Wednesday’s meeting. 

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Chino Hills Police Department Deputy Justin Reed was credited along with several Good Samaritans for saving a woman from a burning car Sunday on the 60 Freeway in Riverside, said Capt. John Walker. “While he was driving to work, he saw the vehicle fire and saw someone there trying to pull th…

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Joe Schaffer will continue serving as president of the Chino Valley school board, Christina Gagnier remains vice president and new Trustee Don Bridge was elected clerk by members of the Chino Valley school board at the Dec. 17 organizational meeting. 

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Alessandra Ehrle of Chino Hills recently won the American Quarter Horse Association’s World Championship show in Oklahoma City in the Level 2 Hunt Seat Equitation, with three first place cards following her world show win last year in a different division. 

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Reese Vargas of Chino has qualified for the fall 2020 Dean’s List at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Eligibility for the list is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. She is a graduate of Chino Hills High School. 

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Longtime Chino Hills Public Works Commissioner Bill McDonnell was honored Nov. 24 at the council meeting for 24 years of service.

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Chino Hills Parks and Recreation Commissioners Jen Holtkamp and Robert Gavela were selected by their colleagues to serve on the Public Art Committee that will review artwork submissions to be displayed on utility boxes throughout the city. They will join Councilmen Peter Rogers and Brian Joh…

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Chino Hills resident Ray Ocampo has been selected as the city’s highlighted volunteer. Mr. Ocampo has been a member of the Chino Hills Auxiliary Radio Team (CHART) since 2009 and is a volunteer for Citizens on Patrol (COP) at the Chino Hills Police Department where he serves as vice commander.

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Mike Bazzo, an author, attorney, and resident of Chino Hills for 32 years, has published five books, including the popular “Moons of Mars” series, a young adult science fiction adventure. His latest novel in the series, “Host Oblivion,” is now available on Amazon.com. Visit mikebazzo.com.

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Several Chino Valley residents are attending Biola University’s “Biola at Home” online classes for the 2020 fall semester. Classes began Aug. 31. Biola University is a national-ranked Christian university in La Mirada. 

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Chino Hills resident Tymon Geslicki graduated with a psychology degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. 

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Twenty-two Chino Valley residents were named to the Dean’s List at Biola University in La Mirada for the 2020 spring semester. Students must have a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

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Two Chino Valley Fire District employees were recognized Wednesday night for their years of service to the district. Accountant Dawn Burns received a 15-year award and emergency medical services Nurse Leslie Parham earned a 5-year award. 

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Four Chino Hills residents were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Samuel S. Choi, 17, a senior at Ayala High School in Chino Hills, received his Eagle Scout Award Aug. 9 in a court of honor ceremony at St. Matthews United Methodist Church in Hacienda Heights.

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To celebrate National Trails Day on June 1, the City of Chino Hills community services department held a trail challenge asking residents to log in the number of hours they hiked for 30 days. First place winners were Frank Evaro in the 50+ category with 173.6 miles, James Rulison in the 18-4…

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Chino Police Lt. Rodney Lombard retired July 30 after a 25-year career in law enforcement, including 23 years with the Chino Police Department.

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Two Chino Hills residents were named to the Dean’s List at the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad for earning a grade point average between 3.83 and 4.80 for the 2020 spring semester.

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Jonah Wesley Briones, the son of Russell and Terrie Briones of Chino, recently graduated from the Naval Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois. The graduation ceremony was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Briones attended Newman Elementary, Ramona Junior High and …

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Chino resident Jordan Thropay and Chino Hills resident Morgan Riddick were named to the Scholastic Honor Roll for the spring 2020 semester at Oregon State University. Students must have a 3.5 grade-point average and carry at least 12 graded hours of course work to earn the honor. Mr. Thropay…

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Chino Hills resident Morgan Scheerer was named to the Dean’s List for the 2020 spring semester at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Students must earn at least a 3.5 to 3.84 grade-point average to earn a spot on the list.

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Andrea Hanson of Chino Hills was one of four students announced last week as the Inland Empire recipients of the Southern California Association of Governments’ (SCAG) 2020 scholarships. 

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Chino Hills resident Jessica Ann Congleton was named to the President’s List for the spring 2020 semester at Clemson University in South Carolina. She is a psychology major. To earn a spot on the President’s List, students must achieve at least a 4.0 grade-point average. Ms. Congleton is a 2…