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Baseball has long been America’s favorite pastime, and can be traced in Chino to the early 1900s.  The city had it's own team, which would play other city teams, and was a popular weekend activity for those living in Chino.  These were times of no radio or television, making live sports the …

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When asked if Big League Dreams intends to open after COVID, managing director Jeff Odekirk replied that as soon as the facility is cleared to do so, it will resume hosting leagues and tournaments as quickly as possible. He said the sports park, located on Fairfield Ranch Road, is currently …

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19th century America’s burgeoning population and the explosive popularity of game hunting was such that the conservation of certain species became a major concern and dovetailed with the growing movement to protect natural wonders and encourage outdoor recreation. In California, it was a sho…

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Before Chino was known as a dairy community, it was an agricultural mecca.  The soil was good for growing most any crop, of which the quantities were regularly reported in the Chino Champion. “Where Everything Grows” was the city’s motto, and the crops it produced proved it to be true.  I re…

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The Chino Hills City Council adjourned Tuesday’s meeting in memory of former Planning Commissioner Abraham Hovsepian who died last month. Mr. Hovsepian served on the Public Works Commission for two years and the Planning Commission for nine years until he was 83. He volunteered for numerous …

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It took less than 20 minutes for all 3,500 appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations to be filled for the Feb. 2 super-sized event at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, reported county officials. After long lines were causing a traffic backup on the 210 freeway, the California Highway Patrol di…

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Reva Salter, known as “Ma Chino,” one of the founders of the Chino Youth Boxing Club and a longtime Chino Planning Commissioner has died. The Chino City Council on Jan. 19 adjourned the meeting in her honor. Her news obituary will appear in next week's Champion. 

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Beginning today (Jan. 23) residents and businesses with the 909 area code must dial 1 + area code + telephone number for all calls. Calls will not be completed on or after that date without the new calling procedure. The change paves the way for an area code overlay that will add the new 840…

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The current move to reform policing across the nation, because of apparent police discrimination against minorities, took me back to my childhood contact with the “Father of Modern Policing,” recently revived in a television documentary viewed on KQED. 

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The 2020 word of the year according to Webster’s Dictionary was “pandemic.”  Well, the phrase of the year has to be “Be Safe.”  How often have you either heard this or used this phrase?  The overuse of this greeting is pushing me into a state of safety fatigue.  People no longer use phrases …

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As a kid, my friends and I would watch Dodger baseball games on TV, listen to them on AM radio, and if we were lucky, we would take the short drive from Chino to Los Angeles to see a Dodger game.

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Chino Hills Councilman Art Bennett has tested positive for coronavirus. Mr. Bennett had a headache, stiffness and cough, and went to McCoy Equestrian Center for testing Jan. 9. He received the results the next day. Mr. Bennett said his doctor has taken an aggressive approach with treatment t…

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Four plus years ago I took a stab at summarizing what was happening in the presidential election campaign. At the suggestion of a staff member I am reprinting most of that column entitled “Presidential prospects,” which appeared three weeks before the election, on October 15, 2016.

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A century or so ago, flood control and water supply were serious issues in our region and, by the late 1920s, Carbon Canyon was an area of focus for both.  Major floods in the mid-teens and incessant growth foreshadowing the need for water from the Colorado River led local agencies to adopt …

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School board member Andrew Cruz, an outspoken critic of mandatory public vaccinations, said at last month’s meeting that concerned teachers and school staff can hopefully get the coronavirus vaccine in March. An advisory committee with the Centers for Disease Control recommends that seniors …

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An old, obscure word, Dystopia, founded in Greek became popular in our American language during 2020, because it described how many people viewed that strange year just past.

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Our new president’s wife is probably one of the most talented and independent in history, a match for Dolly Madison, Edith Wilson, Eleanor Roosevelt and seven other top-rated  First Ladies  of unusual talents ranging from Sara Polk to Michelle Obama.

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Laura Mancha, representing area school districts including Chino Valley on the San Bernardino County Board of Education since 2010, took the oath of office administered by her husband Manuel, to serve another four years. She was also elected vice-president by the board. The couple, married 4…

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2020 has been a tough year for all, with huge lifestyle changes due to COVID-19 restrictions and shut-downs.  Christmas is most always a time where we can find happiness, even in the most difficult situations. It's a time to decorate homes with lights, and to dress up a tree with ornaments t…

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Thirty-six hours after the City of Chino Hills installed caution tape and signs on playgrounds announcing their closure because of the governor’s new orders last week, crews returned to take everything down when the orders were revised. City officials said they didn’t need to take down most …

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We hear them every year, and every year we relish their sound and their sentiment. It wouldn’t be Christmas without them. So we’re repeating them (on this Champion page from Dec. 22, 1965) for your enjoyment.

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I'm starting to think Gov. Newsom and many of his Democratic cronies are in-the-closet conservatives or at least agree and see the usefulness of its common sense ideals. When you look at their tactics they use to enslave/enforce on us due to COVID-19, you will see strong similarities to the …

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This first amendment right which is at the heart of our democratic system will always be controversial. This editorial, edited here with certain “political correctness,” first appeared in the Champion in 1967, and is enlightening today to show that the subject still involves some controversy…

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Chino Hills City Manager Benjamin Montgomery is undergoing his first performance evaluation since being hired as city manager in April 2019 with a three-year contract. The city council is reviewing Mr. Montgomery’s performance in closed session meetings. 

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The Champion recently reported that incoming Mayor Brian Johsz was being referred to as Bürgermeister, which means mayor in German and reflects his heritage. Ironically, Spanish-speaking workers reference the same title to their flattop grill cook at Bravo Burger.  

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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…