Annexation Proposal for Area Homes Approved

By Anthony Chan   After two failed public hearings and thorough review by Chino’s city council and planning commission, a proposal for the construction of 44 new single family homes has been approved. Project plans are expected to be submitted by the end of 2017, and construction could begin as soon as next year on […]

Rise of SUV Third Row Seat Thefts

By Michael Armijo Chino Valley – Local police departments have issued warnings of the rise in SUV third seat thefts and encourage residents to secure their property. “You can use a cable and lock the seat up to the inside of the vehicle, never leave your vehicle unlocked, park your SUV inside the garage or […]

Police Department Issues New Address

Staff Reports Chino –Effective immediately, the Chino Police Department’s official street address has changed from 5450 Walnut Avenue to 5450 Guardian Way, although they never physically moved. Since 2012, the area surrounding the Chino Police Department facility has experienced several new developments, which includes, the naming of the road directly in front of the police station, […]

Looks Like It’s NO On Measure H

By Michael Armijo   Chino – Chino has spoken and their voice was heard. NO on H won, so this means there will be no zone changes for the proposed property and general plan. Yesterday, Tuesday, July 11, a special election was held for the city of Chino registered voters to vote on Measure H, […]

Fireworks Branded Violations

Staff Reports Inland Empire – Fireworks in Chino Hills, which are all illegal, resulted in on citations being issued, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Diamond Bar had nothing to report as of press time. But between 6 p.m. and 12 a.m., the Chino Police Department in collaboration with the Chino Valley Fire District issued 64 […]

Two Men Injured in Gun Accident at Prado Olympic Shooting Park in Chino

Staff Reports   Chino – After a gun was accidentally discharged, a man in his 30s was shot in the hip at Prado Olympic Shooting Range Park, according to a Chino Valley Fire District news release. Firefighters responded at 1:13 p.m. to a report of an accidental discharge at the range, the release stated. One […]

Measure H On July 11 Ballot

By Marissa Mitchell and Michael Armijo Chino – This coming Tuesday, July 11, a special election will be held for the city of Chino registered voters to vote on Measure H, which will amend the general plan the Chino Municipal Code. The Special Election will be held to submit Measure H to voters within the City of […]

Local Bank Robbery Suspect Caught

Staff Reports Chino – The “AK-47” bank robber who shot and wounded a local police officer back in 2012 was caught this week in another state. He is also accused of a string of bank robberies throughout the country. He was dubbed the “AK-47 Bandit” by FBI agents because in each robbery, the suspect brandishes […]

Lakers Meet With Local Basketball Star

By Michael Armijo Chino Hills – Chino Hills resident, former Chino Hills High standout, and former UCLA star Lonzo Ball was interviewed and worked out with the professional NBA team Los Anglees Lakers last week, the team he had said he would prefer to play with. The Lakers have the number two pick in next […]

Fireworks Illegal in Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, but Legal in Chino

By Michael Armijo Chino, Chino Hills – There’s a lot of misunderstandings in the Chino and Chino Hills areas for fireworks, so let’s try to get this straight: CHINO: LEGAL FIREWORKS ALLOWED. There is a bit of confusion as Chino continues to post a sign: “ILLEGAL FIREWORKS A THOUSAND TIMES NO! $1,000 FINE FOR ILLEGAL […]

Summer Concert Series Begins June 14th

City Release Chino Hills, CA – Chino Hills residents may have been worried that the City of Chino Hills Summer Concerts in the Park series had been reduced to four concerts this summer due to a mistake on a “What’s Going on this Summer” wrap-up page in the City’s Summer Recreation Guide and City News. […]

Chino Hills Recreation Is On The Move, Literally

By Marissa Mitchell   Chino Hills, CA – Recreation in Chino Hills is now mobile. With its new “rec” van equipped to the tee with fun activities, Chino Hills Mobile Recreation is coming into local neighborhoods. This year, the mobile recreation for the city has a new summer schedule, beginning June 12th through August 11th […]

Memorializing A Veteran Of The Vietnam War

By Marissa Mitchell Chino, CA – Memorial Day was on May 29, and there is none better than Robert Andrade of Ontario, California to remind us of just how significant our veterans are. Memorial Day honors the men and women who have served in the U.S. military, particularly those who gave their lives.  Originally known as […]

Chino Valley Officials’ Texts and Emails Must Be Disclosed On All Public Matters

By Marissa Mitchell Chino Valley, CA – In early March, the California Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision to disclose all public-related information regardless of source, a cause supported by open-government advocates.  Cities in and around Chino Valley are looking to comply with said ruling, which generally forces public employees, including politicians, to share […]

“Protect Chino” Launches Prop H Campaign

By Marissa Mitchell Chino, CA – There is a grass-roots group – “Protect Chino No on H” – campaigning against a large housing development that will be built if passed on special ballot July 11. Developer D.R. Horton plans to build 180 homes in north Chino if the special election ballot passes. There is vehement […]

4 Chino Residents, 1 CH Resident Arrested For Attempted Burglary

By Michael Armijo Chino Hills – Five area residents were arrested this week by Chino Hills Police when they were caught attempting to burglarize a home and apprehended at gunpoint. Garret Rogers, 19, Ruben Medivil, 19, and Roberto Alonso Salmon, 18, all of Chino, Joaquin Leonardo Salmon Garcia, 20 from Chino Hills, and a 17 […]

Cyclist Found Dead In Chino Hills State Park

By Michael Armijo Chino Hills – A 42-year old Downey resident was found dead in the Chino Hills State Park last Monday around 2 pm after he was reported missing the night before. Sokha Pho, 42, of Downey, was reported missing by his family after he failed to return home from his bike ride on […]

Accident Sends Two to Hospital

By Michael Armijo Chino – An accident on Pipeline and Schafer Wednesday morning sent two people to the hospital when a car hit a box truck pushing it on its side and into a light pole. At about 6:05 am Wednesday morning Maria Hernandez, 30, of Ontario was traveling west bound on Shafer Avenue in […]

Heart 2 Serve: Offering Hope to the Hopeless

Combining Community Outreach with Business Services By Marissa Mitchell Chino Hills – For four years now, an organization has existed somewhat under the radar providing services to both individuals and the community at large. Heart 2 Serve, a privately owned and operated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, currently assists adult individuals in substance abuse recovery and reintegration […]

Historic Planes of Fame Airshow Being Sued for “Obstruction” of Businesses

By Marissa Mitchell   Chino – A lawsuit recently filed is seeking to stop the historic airshow held annually at the Planes of Fame Air Museum. The air show is scheduled to take place on May 6 and 7 at Chino Airport. The suit alleges that the event “obstructs and impedes” other tenants’ business operations, […]