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Anyone else get an uneasy feeling when the man responsible for the mess is also the one trying to offer the fix? Newsom's open border, sanctuary city, bad business decisions  has no doubt played a big role in the 54B deficit California is in. And yet we are to look to him to fix it?

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World War II-era planes will fly in formation on Memorial Day Monday around Southern California to honor frontline healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic. The 90-minute flight will conclude at 1:07 p.m. at Chino Airport after starting in Loma Linda. 

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Trips to the supermarket are getting edgy. The disgusting looks of people approaching me make me feel like a real loser. Unbeknownst to me I was going the wrong direction down the bread aisle. 

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“History explains why things are the way they are today.”

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Opening restaurants and expecting them to be able to adhere to and enforce social distancing is a very bad idea. Presently, willing restaurants are succeeding with curbside pickup and to-go ordering. Customers are all dining at the same safe place, their homes.

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Re: “Make room on road for bikers, motorcyclists.”  I belong to a cycling club and ride my bike about 2,000 miles each year.  One problem that we see is people running in the bike lane.  Per CA Vehicle Code 21966 “No pedestrian shall proceed along a bicycle path or lane where there is an adj…

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In 1963, a new supermarket came to Chino, which anchored a brand new shopping center on the northwest corner of Central and Walnut avenues. Alpha Beta was part of a large chain of stores and featured a bakery, meat department and brand name products such as Van de Kamp. S & H Green Stamp…

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A Chino Hills resident contacted the Inland Valley Humane Society after he saw a baby coyote as small as a cat running around his yard. After receiving no help, he attempted to trap the pup and return it to the open space. His dogs captured the coyote first, ending the challenge. 

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We know America is a great place to live because we can all express our opinions freely, but Lisa  Greathouse’s tirade against school board member Andrew Cruz (Forum March 28) was more than an opinion: I felt it was slanderous.

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The God of the Bible has played a prominent role throughout American history.  Presidential proclamations calling for national days of prayer and thanksgiving, State of the Union addresses, founding documents, state constitutions, religious holidays, patriotic songs/anthem, Pledge of Allegia…

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Our struggle to survive this pandemic is reawakening our appreciation of our Divine Source as well as that of our families and neighbors more intimately. As an Ahmadi Muslim, I turn to the life-giving example of Holy Founder of Islam, Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him). What would he do amid…

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If ever there was a need for patience, it is now, during this coronavirus thing.

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California Institution for Men staff members on all three watches received Chick-Fil-A restaurant gift cards, good for a free entrée. 1,400 cards were donated by Chick-fil-A Chino Hills owner/operator David Dinasan, who wanted to acknowledge staff on the front lines at the prison during the …

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While most of Chino Hills consists of housing tracts dating back to the mid-1960s, the first subdivision in the city goes back decades prior when the Sleepy Hollow community was established in 1923.  That year was the peak of a regional development boom and the tract was mainly for weekend a…

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Back in 1970, I reprinted an item by one of Chino's most well-known part-time residents, a prominent TV personality, who told the world why he liked the community. My Roundup of June 17, 1970 read:

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Andrew Cruz and James Na won seats on the school board with support from Jack Hibbs and Calvary Chapel Chino Hills.  Regularly conferring with Karen England and the right-wing conservative group Capital Resource Institute, Cruz and Na sought to overturn California’s attempts to protect LGBT …

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The battered book is labeled “The New Civics,” and I’ve forgotten where I picked it up. But I must have been attracted by the label pasted on the cover which said “1919.”

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Looking out at the line of people and shopping carts wrapping around Costco, I was aghast at the fervor to buy toilet paper.  Inside it was even worse, people pushing and shoving to get these rolls of tissue.  Around my neighborhood, these Nouveau Rich TeePeeaires at home, sitting on their t…

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Residents are still leaving valuables in their vehicles that are easy to see, creating an uptick in burglaries in Chino Hills, said Capt. John Walker of the Chino Hills Police Station. A social media campaign called #9pm is encouraging residents to take personal belongings out of their vehic…

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A few months ago, no one could have imagined the local effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Recent letters from Chino Hills to owners and tenants regarding ballots for sewer increases have asked that we consider an inopportune additional tax during a time when some basic city services are shut…

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In times like this, we look to our experts and leaders to provide credible, science-based information, compassion for citizens and direction for a safe path forward. That’s why it’s so troubling that in a recent Chino Valley Champion, school board member Andrew Cruz published an ad promoting…

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As an animal lover, I am pleased to see more people walking their dogs now that they have more time and are staying Safer at Home. The additional fresh air and exercise benefits both people and animals.

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My daughter is an RN at urgent care here in Chino. She is 30 years old, single, no kids.  She has her whole life ahead of her. It terrifies me when she’s at work until she comes home but I know she's doing God's work on the front line of this pandemic.

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Earlier this month during the Rest In Place to keep coronavirus from spreading, my apartment complex aired the comedy “Going in Style,” in which seniors Alan Arkin, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine play a trio of retirees who rob a bank in revenge for having their retirement pay being cut off.  

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The city of Chino, San Bernardino County, the county’s Department of Public Health and Chaffey Community College are among local agencies to receive federal funding as part of the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill, approved by Congress in March. Chino will receive $330,471 and the county m…

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The Champion has received several letters from readers for the Forum. Because of a shortage of space, they will appear next week instead.

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Chino Valley Lumber has been on the east side of Central Avenue, just south of Chino Avenue for as long as I have been in Chino.  I drive by it regularly, and often glance over at the massive piles of lumber that line the yard.  My father-in-law knew the men who worked there, and anytime my …

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This past week some important dates were overlooked by media and officials soaked in coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. These historic milestones remind us of the importance of solid leadership when our country needs it the most.

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We, as husband and wife, have always taken walks around the streets and trails of Chino Hills  every day, sometimes twice a day.  In the first two weeks of quarantine the number of walkers was way up.  Entire families with little kids tagging along, and more dogs than you can count were out …

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San Bernardino County put out a get-tough message this week for people who ignore its requirements for avoiding COVID-19 virus, citing a law enforcement crackdown and possible fine and jail sentence. Public relations prevailed and it was quickly superseded by a softer message saying the coun…

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The longer the quarantine goes on, the reality of social distancing becomes exponentially edgier.  I don’t know if it is 12 or 13 days now, but my wife, Jo Ellen, wants me no closer than 36 feet.  This means I spend a large part of the day outside with my Golden Retriever, Walter.  With ever…

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A proud family has installed outdoor lights on their home in the Chino Hills High school colors of green and blue to honor their senior who is graduating this year. With graduation ceremonies cancelled, there may be more such displays coming. 

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Pandemics have been common in human history, and governments or people with power, have either cost lives or saved lives by whether they have been reactive or proactive.

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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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It seems like the world is shutting down, well out of proportion to the threat, at least here in the good old USA. Thanks to Gabby Gavin, our preening governor who couldn’t relinquish the spotlight even to take a breath in his politician-pastor discourse early in the week,  California senior…

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San Francisco and six Bay Area counties, with a combined population of nearly 7 million, are under “shelter-in-place” orders directing everyone to basically stay inside their homes for the next three weeks in hopes of suppressing the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the region.

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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…