Weeds will be removed from Carbon Canyon Road by Caltrans between Chino Hills Parkway and the San Bernardino/Orange County line from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, May 13 to Thursday, May 16. 

Chino High ninth graders in the AVID college-bound program raised $733 in a car wash fundraiser last month for Steven’s Hope for Children, a non-profit organization that supports families of seriously ill and injured children. Their efforts honored Priscilla Lizarraga, a Chino High senior who lost her battle with cancer this year.  

Girls of the Baitul Hameed Mosque in Chino invite girls and women in the community to a “Ramadan Meet and Greet” 7 p.m. today (May 11) at 11941 Ramona Ave. in Chino. Dinner will be shared at the breaking of the fast and a tour of the Mosque will be held. 

College graduation ceremonies in Claremont will start Saturday May 18 at 9 a.m. at Claremont Graduate, 10 a.m. at Pitzer and Keck, 2 p.m. at McKenna, and 5 p.m. at Scripps colleges, followed by Sunday, May 19 at Pomona College at 10 a.m. and Harvey Mudd at 1:30.

The Chino Valley school district’s health center last year administered 1,249 vaccines, which are required of all school children by the state. In an update from the Center for Disease Control this week there were 764 measles cases in the U.S., the highest since 1994. Measles was declared eliminated in 2000. 

No parking signs will be installed on Saint Gaudens Drive adjacent to the baseball field at Chino Hills High between Butterfield Ranch Road and Phidias Lane in Chino Hills.

Motorists traveling on Central Avenue to and from Montclair will be challenged by extensive construction to begin later this year between Phillips Boulevard and the 10 Freeway. The City of Montclair is seeking a contractor for phase 1 of the project which includes paving, landscaping and new traffic signals. 

Chino Hills Mayor Cynthia Moran plans a non-traditional State of the City on Sept. 21 called “Community Fair” that will include hands-on activities, demonstrations, exhibits, giveaways, and free hamburgers and hot dogs at the Chino Hills Community Center. The Saturday event will be held between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Chino City Council approved nearly $5,000 Tuesday night to replace a damaged inside wall on the east side of the Neighborhood Activity Center basketball gym. The sheetrock will be replaced with medium-density fiberboard (MDF), an engineered wood product that is generally denser than plywood and better able to withstand the frequent bumps of basketballs. 

The Chino City Council approved $500 for the Chino Valley school district’s HOPE Family Resource Center program. Six HOPE Family Resource Centers provide social service referrals, food, clothing and hygiene items at school sites throughout the district. The centers, a collaboration between the school district and the city, are staffed by City of Chino case workers. 

The California Institution for Women is very much in the city of Chino, not Corona, although it was assigned a Corona address at one time because of a policy not to indicate more than one prison per city. Likewise, the now defunct Youth Training School in Chino was given an Ontario address. A story in the May 1 edition of a daily newspaper had the location of CIW wrong, but soon ran a correction.

Chino Hills resident Seth Gerdine spoke at the May 14 Pasadena city council meeting regarding plans to build a 550-unit housing development at the site of a former U.S. Naval weapons testing facility there. “I may be from Chino Hills, but I am here because I do not want you to go through what we went through,” Mr. Gerdine was quoted as saying. He was referring to the so-called “Chino Hills cancer cluster” some residents associated with the Aerojet Rocketdyne plant where explosives, propellants and munitions were manufactured and tested until 1995. The site, adjacent to Aerojet, is still undergoing cleanup.

The City of Chino is cutting down its information meetings with residents in the Preserve area from twice a month to once a month because turnout has been low. The next meeting will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at the Preserve Community Center, 15800 Main St. If attendance grows, the city will go back to the twice monthly meetings, City Manager Matt Ballantyne said at Tuesday’s council meeting. 

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