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The 1920s brought the first significant developments to the Chino Hills side of Carbon Canyon, including the Sleepy Hollow (1923) and Mountain View Park (1925) subdivisions and the paving of Carbon Canyon Road (1928).  Another prominent addition during that decade was the creation of Camp Ki…

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There is a false myth created by our Declaration of Independence that All Men are Created Equal. Anyone who has studied the sciences of genetics, heredity, medicine and psychology knows this is a fiction. 

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Josh Newman, the newly elected state senator for the 29th district that includes Chino Hills, has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Mr. Newman told the Champion he was completely surprised because he has taken the virus seriously and has taken all precautions. His only symptoms were chills and m…

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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, which polices Chino Hills, has joined several state law enforcement agencies in California announcing that deputies will not actively enforce the statewide coronavirus curfew. The curfew will begin Saturday night and end Dec. 21 banning non-essenti…

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If 2020 has not been enough already, it seems like we are getting another serving of helpful holiday tips from our elected public servants.  The governor of California, like many state leaders across the country are setting safety rules so we can better enjoy the holidays during the Covid-19…

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Before there were many incorporated cities filling much of the land, San Bernardino County was divided into townships, a government agency which no longer exists in California. Other states are full of them. With elected officials, townships serve much as special districts do here. Iowa has …

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Chino Police sent five officers and an armored rescue vehicle to an Eastvale home early last Saturday morning to assist Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies with a man armed with a gun shooting at the deputies. Deputies returned fire and struck the suspect, who was transported to the hospital…

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Although the earliest Thanksgivings in Chino have been reported here in the past, I have had several queries about them, so here they are again.

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The poetic signs posted on telephone poles asking residents to be careful on narrow English Road were removed by the City of Chino Hills Tuesday. Instead, the city placed a traffic message board on English Road west of Peyton Drive with words that flash alternately: “Share the Road. Watch fo…

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My feel good weekend last week was dampened by the passing of Alex Trebek, who was practically a member of the household. Particularly in recent years when he represented a return to the morality and decency for which this country has been known.

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To state the President is responsible for 220,000 deaths is irresponsible. To claim the President supports the white supremacy movement is false. To state the President called our servicemen and women “suckers and losers” is irresponsible. These and other claims have been proven untrue, yet …

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Kerry Cisneroz, who keeps an eye on local businesses for his Chino Memories Facebook, reports that Watches Plus, which opened with the Chino Town Square shopping center on Philadelphia Street in 1987, between See’s Candy and Penguins Yogurt, and remained there as those businesses and others …

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I found my first job in 1988 at the local Chino bookstore, Newsboy Books & Video. The store was located in the old Alpha-Beta & TG&Y center, northwest corner of Central and Walnut, between Mi Ranchito and Americana restaurants. I worked Saturdays from 2 p.m. to closing at 9 p.m. …

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My ballot’s in. Mailed and verified. In three more days we can get rid of those horrible repetitious TV election ads and get back to pharmaceuticals, insurance deals, souped up cars, underarm deodorant and double-talk trash. 

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We slept restlessly that first night in the Panic Room.  Restless nightmares created a new way of life during this rat siege against our comfortable lifestyle.  

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Dating back 2,000 years to the Celtic festival of Samhain, Halloween is an ancient tradition associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires. Today, Halloween has evolved into a celebration characterized by child-friendly activities like trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins into jack-o…

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In his Chino Memories Facebook this week, Kerry Cisneroz asked his followers: Chino is a place where we have grown up, gone to school, made friendships, been married, had children and raised them as well. Whether you are still in Chino, or have moved away, what special parts of your life hap…

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My wife startled me awake; it was late, around midnight.  “What was that?”  “There’s something in your closet.”  As I groggily began to waken I heard a sound emanating from the bedroom closet, it was too loud to just roll over and take care of it in the morning, it sounded like a Los Angeles…

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Garages and homes are no longer used for voting here. Eleven of the 16 polling centers in Chino and Chino Hills for the Nov. 3 election will be at Chino Valley district schools. A 12th will be at Woodcrest Junior High in South Ontario. The rest will be at religious sites, McCoy Equestrian Ce…

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As of Monday, 99.9 percent of U.S. housing units have been accounted for in the 2020 Census, with 33.1 percent counted by census takers and 66.8 percent of housing units responding online, by phone or by mail. Self-response and field data collection operations concluded Thursday.

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One of the best-known parts of Carbon Canyon’s history is La Vida Mineral Springs, a resort that operated for decades between the 1910s and 1980s on the Brea side of the canyon just east of Olinda Village.  Almost completely unknown is the shorter-lived Carbon Canyon, or Hiltscher, Mineral S…

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Last week’s column dealt with the most talked about state measures. The rest will test your beliefs on how close to home changes in state law would come to you. In their order on the ballot:

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Eastvale, once part of the Chino Valley dairy area which boasted about being the largest milkshed in the world, is about to lose the last of its 80 dairies according to a report last week. The booming city just east of Chino is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Eastvale gets its name from th…

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I got up this morning feeling exhausted.  Normally I feel so refreshed rolling out of bed, my big California King Mattress provides a great place to relax, refresh, and recharge my batteries.  But this morning was different; I was really tuckered out.  Maybe the tubing crimped on my CPAP bre…

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The Chino Community Services Commission has recommended the name “Chino Rancho Park” for a new park at Phillips and Central.  Commission members said they wanted to include the city name and a historical reference. The Chino Rancho Ride was a former horseback riding event that began in 1937 …

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In a discussion with friends last week a familiar term was tossed out that I believe is misleading in its application, inferring a left-wing influence on our sources of information.

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“B” was the lucky initial for state candidates in the Nov. 3 election, giving a ballot position advantage to Don Bridge in the 8-person school board election. Chris Flores has a position advantage over incumbent Paul Rodriguez in District 1 of the Chino council election, Anthony Honore is fi…

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Demonstrations that turn into riots are nothing new for this country, although they worry us still. They trace back to our Revolutionary War. Not all were disasters, and some got real results. Just ask King George III about the Boston Tea Party, the Suffragettes about their parade in March 1…

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Ever wonder how schools in Chino were named?  Every elementary school located in the city of Chino, with the exception of Walnut Avenue Elementary, is named for persons that made an impact on our city. 

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Hispanic Heritage Month in September recognizes the contributions of Americans tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean. The U.S. Hispanic population was 60.6 million as of July 2019, making people of Hispanic orig…

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Last week most of us got a card from the U.S. Postal Service assuring us it was safe to vote by mail in the November general election. Between the Postal Service and the White House, a lot of unease has been created about mail balloting.  Unnecessarily in California and San Bernardino county. 

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