The homeless team attached to the Chino Hills Police Department will reach out to the individual who resides in a dumpster enclosure who was featured in last week’s Champion. Capt. Garth Goodell said the team has reached out to him several times with offers of alternative housing and he has declined. The captain also announced that COVID vaccinations will be offered to any homeless individual the team encounters.

Las Cascades Mexican Restaurant in the Chino Hills Marketplace on Chino Hills Parkway and Pipeline Avenue is changing hands and will be operated by a new owner in a few weeks. The restaurant will continue as a Mexican eating place as has been the case for the last 31 years. Prior to the opening of Las Cascades in December 2010, the restaurant was briefly El Tepeyac, Sandra’s from 2003 to 2009, Salsitas, and Casa Santa Fe.

The long-awaited Farou Food Egyptian Restaurant under construction in The Commons shopping center on the southeast corner of Chino Hills Parkway and Ramona Avenue was issued building permits for the interior on April 21. The unique restaurant, under construction for more than three years, received a permit for the building in 2016. The restaurant replicates the ancient Abu Simbel temples built on the west bank of the Nile River in 1244 B.C. with four huge statues of Ramesses II.

A project to build a barn at the Old Schoolhouse Museum may start in October, said museum director Lori Fritsch. The barn will house old agriculture and other equipment. The project is a partnership between the City of Chino and the Chino Valley Historical Society.

School board member James Na said students tell him that family fights and peer bullying are their top fears. He suggested the district provide parents with materials produced from a child’s perspective to get parents engaged.

School board member Andrew Cruz announced May 6 that the board should take action to make mask-wearing optional for students and employees. The next board meeting is May 20 and the last day of school is May 27.

Ladies everywhere are jazzed to hear that Cyn in the City is coming back with a Sip & Shop event on July 22 after having to cancel three times. The Chino Hills event is still being put together so details will be announced. The ladies’ night out offers shopping with multiple vendors, socialization, wine, drinks, and food.

Nothing can cause more anxiety than an unleashed dog barreling down a trail or park, its owner far behind holding the leash. As more people are walking the trails in warmer weather and letting their dogs roam free, more accidents are waiting to happen whether it’s a human bite, dog fight, or rattlesnake bite. The City of Chino Hills put out an announcement reminding residents that dogs must on a leash of six feet or less and under the control of a competent person.

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