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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…

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Joe Dyer will soon be the assistant public works director for the City of Chino Hills. His promotion will take effect July 1. Mr. Dyer joined the city in April 2009 as assistant city engineer. Before that, he worked for engineering corporation AAE. He has also worked for Bell Gardens and Gle…

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Chino Hills resident Madison Elie was named to the Fall 2019 Dean’s List at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Students must maintain at least a 3.4 grade-point average and with no grades below a C to be eligible for the Dean’s List. Ms. Elie is a psychology studen…

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Matthew Mark Glaudini, 16, a junior at Chino Hills High, achieved the Eagle Scout Award after passing his Eagle Board of Review on May 14. Matthew, the son of Mark and Amy Glaudini of Chino, is a member of Troop 2399 of the California Inland Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America. 

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Alvin Hong and Lawrence Zhu, both of Chino Hills, have been named to the Honor Roll at Army and Navy Academy, a college-preparatory boarding school for boys in grades 7–12, in Carlsbad. Those who have achieved a grade point average of 3.8 or higher on a scale of 4 are named to the list.

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Chino Valley residents earned a degree this month from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah. They are Chino residents Marie Elsie Carriere and Ani Sulistyowati, bachelor’s degrees in nursing; Sara Klarich of Chino Hills, master’s degree in business administration; and Allison…

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Three people with ties to the Chino Valley graduated recently from Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. The students and their major are Monique Chavez of Ontario, bachelor of science; Andrew Davis of Ontario, associate of science; and Rachael Reyes of Chino Hills, bachelor of science…

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Airman Mercy M. Gonzales, who grew up in Chino, graduated recently from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. The Airman and her fellow graduates had to wear face masks during their graduation ceremony and their families were not allowed to attend because of the CO…

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Musician Glen Anderson of Chino Hills has released his third CD called “Reverend” on Houndog Records. His previous CDs included the all-blues “The Big Show” in 2008 and “Let’s Pretend” in 2013.

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Three Chino Valley residents have been named to the Scholastic Honor Roll for the winter term at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Adriana E. Paez of Chino Hills, a senior majoring in biohealth sciences, earned a straight A average. Jordan J. Thropay of Chino, a senior majoring i…

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Mariana Madriz, a Chino resident since 2002, celebrated her 103rd birthday on April 3 with caregivers and residents at Pacifica Senior Living in Chino Hills, her home since 2017. 

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Ethan Manuel Burgueno, son of Chino Hills residents Christina and Oscar Burgueno and brother of Oscar Jr. and Damien, graduated April 3 from Marine Boot Camp at Camp Pendleton after completing basic training. He was a member of the New Marines of Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion. 

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Chino Hills resident and author Jeff Garvin this week published his second novel, “The Lightness of Hands,” about a 16-year-old bi-polar girl’s attempt to resurrect her sick father’s ruined stage magic career. Mr. Garvin will hold two online book release events: 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 14 and …

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Jacqueline Teele of Chino Hills made the Honors List for the 2020 winter quarter at Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Students on the list earned a grade point average of at least 3.2 on a scale of 4 during the quarter. Ms. Teele is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biom…

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U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Sydney Flores (right) of Chino, and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Curtis Evans, from Slanesville, West Virginia, perform corrosion control on fire extinguishers on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C…

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Ethan James Griffin, 16, a junior at Ayala High in Chino Hills, received his Eagle Scout Award and Eagle Palms on March 7 in a court of honor ceremony held at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Chino Hills. Ethan, son of Wayne and Terri Griffin of Chino Hills, is a member of Boy Scout T…

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Several Chino Valley residents have been named to the Dean’s List for fall 2019 at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa. To make the list, students had to have a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a scale of 4.

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The 13416 Francesca Court, Chino home of Michael and Olivia Krcelic received the Home Beautification Award for the month of March at the Chino City Council meeting on Tuesday. The two-story home features a small turf area in the front and drought-tolerant landscaping, Mr. Krcelic said.

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Jaime Benson (left) of Chino Hills and Brent Miller will open the first on-site brewery in Chino Hills, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, March 2 in The Rincon shopping center, 15941 Pomona Rincon Road. The Luchador Brewing Company, named for the Luchador wrestlers in the movie “Nacho Libre” starri…

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Don Lugo High student journalists swept awards in all categories of on-the-spot reporting and photography at the 2020 Inland Empire Journalism Education Association Student Media Contest, held Feb. 20 at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga.  First place winners are pictured (from left) Antho…

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Allisson Silveira and Salvador Comberos, who met while working at the Chino Valley Unified School District, plan to marry March 21, 2020 at Eden Lutheran Church in Riverside.