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Early water saver--W.H. Snyder, the pioneer businessman who started a bakery in Chino on Seventh Street, then built the building at Sixth and D which was to house Reher’s Drug Store and Mr. Snyder’s moved bakery, gave Chino its first lawn sprinkling system, according to the Sept. 17, 1913 Champion.

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Our situation with the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a pandemic the likes of which none of us have seen in our lifetimes. The last comparable example was just over a century ago, the so-called Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918-1919. 

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The Champion appreciated messages of support from readers who found out our newspaper is still being delivered physically and by email during the coronavirus outbreak. Like other businesses, your local newspaper has been affected by the slowdown, and had to do some cutting back, but its vete…

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All trails are closed at the Chino Hills State Park because of muddy conditions but the park is open for all other activities including hiking, biking and horseback riding. To protect visitors, staff and volunteers from the spread of the coronavirus, the visitor center on Carbon Canyon Road …

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Chino was once a wide area of open nature that was regularly used for citywide events.   In 1938, the Chino Champion reported, “to keep alive the spirit of the days of Spanish Dons in Chino Valley, the Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a colorful fiesta day known as Chino Rancho Ride.”

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Five years ago today, the Rolltop contained the following before the last presidential election. Things have changed as they always do, but from a history standpoint the thinking of the late Will and Ariel Durant may help some readers cope with today’s happenings, so here it is again. CAUTIO…

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Where does the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) expect the city of Chino to build an additional 6,959 homes (Page 1 Feb. 29) with mixed in low/medium/higher income neighborhoods. It’s not like this land is readily available. 

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Chino Hills recreation division will no longer offer Hiking the Hills classes because of declining participation. The program that began in 2009, where residents walked the trails led by a recreation leader, dwindled after hiking information appeared on apps and social media, including the c…

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Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain a home address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, 13179 Ninth St Chino CA 91710; or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com  

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In 1909, George Junior Republic relocated from San Fernando to the former headquarters of the Rancho Santa Ana del Chino.  Among the prime movers was Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Curtis D. Wilbur, who was also presiding judge of the juvenile department.  Judge Wilbur, who went on …

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According to new research, St. Augustine, Florida may well have well over a hundred years on Boston and New York, holding its first St Patrick’s Day celebration in 1600 and its first parade in 1601. Documents reveal that spring festivities which included a feast day of San Patricio (St. Patr…

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(Last Monday was Read Across America Day--honoring the birthday of Theodor Seuss (Ted) Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Educators promote the day to emphasize motivation and awareness of reading. I'm happy to see that some of my own childhood books remain high on the popularity list, as li…

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Regarding “School board approves charter renewal for Allegiance STEAM Academy” (February 15)

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Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain a home address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, 13179 Ninth St Chino CA 91710; or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com  

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As we travel along Central Avenue, passing Washington Avenue, a white gazebo can be seen sitting at the southwest corner. It is surrounded by trees and flowers and a small grass area. There are a couple of benches and a drinking fountain as well. This site that we pass so often is named Caro…

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A rogue goose has been chasing residents at English Springs Park in Chino Hills on Grand Avenue and Chino Hills Parkway. The city’s public works director was pursued on the sidewalk. City officials said an incident report was taken after the goose bit somebody and took off skin. The Inland V…

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Today, Leap Day, and Leap Year in general, are part of a truly confused time system that humans have failed to conquer. Today being a non-working day for most, perhaps we should spend it reflecting on how we could do a better job.

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A fatal motorcycle accident in Ontario, near Chino, last weekend was overlooked by the local daily newspaper. The driver, speeding down Mountain Avenue north of Philadelphia, ran into the rear of a car making a turn into a parking lot, demolishing both the motorcycle and the car, killing the…

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Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain a home address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, 13179 Ninth St Chino CA 91710; or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com  

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Everyone says there is no such thing as a free lunch, but I am bucking the trend.  In just the past few weeks I have received invitations by mail for lunch at California Pizza Kitchen, Mimi’s Café, and Olive Garden and dinner at Vellano Country Club, Coco Palm, and Lucille’s BBQ. I am feelin…

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A breath of fresh air from Sacramento blew into Chino last week when State Treasurer Fiona Ma appeared at the Chamber of Commerce Pizza and Politics lunch at the Community Building on Thursday to tout the CalSavers Retirement Savings program. 

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The romantic holiday is one of the busiest days of the year for the San Bernardino County Clerk. On average, 18 marriage ceremonies are performed per day by staff, but on Valentine’s Day that number quadruples. The number of marriages for this year was not available at the Champion’s pressti…

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Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain a home address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, 13179 Ninth St Chino CA 91710; or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com  

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If you think the Iowa caucus election was confusing, try the March 3 California Primary for size. Other than party elections that have different rules about who can vote in them, the most confusing part is the lone statewide ballot measure, unfortunately labeled Proposition 13, which is a bi…

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Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain a home address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, 13179 Ninth St Chino CA 91710; or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com  

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Two of the victims of the Jan. 26 helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others, included former Chino City Councilman Gary George’s daughter and granddaughter, Sarah and Payton Chester. The Chino council adjourned this week’s meeting in memory of those kille…

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From the title this sounds like a Valentine’s Day tribute, but it’s actually a Rolltop Roundup from almost 50 years ago, Oct. 21, 1970 and reprinted in 2013, and here again with some notes added in italics. Hopefully it will put present day woes in perspective.  

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I'm writing to reach out to local residents to help protect Abacherli Hills (and all local hills). The hills are threatened to be turned into more concrete, asphalt and roof tops. Butterfield Ranch residents will no longer enjoy their views of the beautiful hills and wildlife. All the natura…

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Voters may need eye assistance for the fine print in the sample ballots and voter information guides mailed out this week for the March 3 Primary Election. There isn’t much exciting about the state’s primary, which was moved up from June to hopefully give California more say in who gets to r…

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Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain a home address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, 13179 Ninth St Chino CA 91710; or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com  

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Tomorrow, eyes will be centered on the Super Bowl’s handling of the National Anthem. Aside from the World Series and the Olympics award presentations, the singing of our patriotic hymn will have its foremost sports world audience Sunday. Hopefully, no one will take advantage of it to ruin ou…

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“Medical Police,” a 10-episode tongue-in-cheek Netflix series about two doctors who are deputized as government agents to chase a bioterrorist around the world, was shot around Southern California, including Chino Hills. The satirical action series was also filmed in several foreign countries. 

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Sometimes when I am posting in the Chino Memories Facebook group, I post a photo and let the members tell their stories about it.  The memories come in abundance each time I post an old photo of a donut shop from Chino.  I know we all love the sweet cakey goodness that comes from a donut, an…

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David Allen, the popular columnist in the Daily Bulletin who is trying to hold its readership together as its staff becomes decimated, must have been reading my mind, or at least we sometimes think alike. He beat me to a column about his book reading. I’d been saving up for one on the same s…

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As a Muslim, I admire and respect Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the values he taught. There are many parallels between what Dr. King wanted for the country and what Islam teaches.  

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Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain a home address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, 13179 Ninth St Chino CA 91710; or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com  

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Mes Amis is returning to Chino Hills. The Lebanese restaurant that opened in 2010 and moved to Upland approximately two years ago will re-open in the Smart & Final shopping center on Chino Hills Parkway and Pipeline Avenue in a few weeks. Councilman Peter Rogers said he received hundreds…

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Terry Francke, the state’s open government guru whose Californians Aware has alerted the public to secrecy misdeeds, and who was a key player in updating the Brown Act  and Public Records Act, retired January 1 after decades of work on behalf of citizens concerned about openness. However, hi…

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Hola, ni hao, marhaban, bonjour and hello. Most people wish they knew how to speak another language. The reasons are plenty: more job opportunities, increased awareness of other cultures, foreign travel is easier and more enjoyable, better at multi-tasking, more people to converse with and m…

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Did you ever wonder how pharmaceutical companies create names for new drugs?  Millions of dollars are invested not only in the research and development, but also in creating a memorable brand name. The name creates an image and lifestyle for the prescription that creates a positive feeling f…

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Chino councilman Mark Hargrove told Facebook friends last weekend that he was diagnosed Oct. 2 with stage IV colon cancer that has spread to his liver. He said he has been receiving chemotherapy and is tolerating it fairly well. “I have had the most overwhelming support I have ever had in my…

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Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain a home address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, 13179 Ninth St Chino CA 91710; or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com  

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There are two pint-sized jugs of Chino Cider at the Old Schoolhouse Museum which once contained one of the community’s finest product. The pure apple cider harked back to the days when Chino Valley somewhat rivaled Oak Glen in the production of apples. It was after the turn of the 20th Centu…

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As the nation rings in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau has projected the U.S. population to be 330,222,422 on Jan. 1, 2020. The nation started the new decade with an increase of 1,991,085 people, or 0.61%, from New Year’s Day 2019. Since Census Day (April 1) 2010, the population has gro…

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I couldn’t have guessed 25 years ago that I’d see the year 2020. Now it’s pure hindsight.

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The California Department of Corrections is forging ahead with its plans to build a mental health facility at the California Institution for Men (CIM) in Chino and expects it to be completed in a few years, Chino Councilman Mark Hargrove learned while attending a recent CIM advisory committe…