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 […]

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 […]

Chino 99 Cent Store Applies For Alcohol License

By Michael Armijo Chino – Those of you who have visited the “Smart and Final” shopping center on Central Avenue and Philadelphia may have noticed a new sign in the window of the “99 Cents Store”: “Application to Sell Alcoholic Beverages”. It’s a growing trend around the state, and nearby states, as Tempe Arizona approved […]

Chino Teen Undergoes Heart Transplant

By Michael Armijo Chino – A 16-year old sophomore cheerleader at Chino Hills High School underwent a heart transplant last Sunday after a month of hospitalization after her condition took a turn for the worse. Lexi Anderson, who lives in Chino, has been waiting for her new heart, is at Loma Linda Medical Center recovering […]

New Ladder Truck Goes Into Service

BY CVFD The Chino Valley Fire District recently placed into service a new ladder truck that will serve the Chino Valley for well over a decade. The 2016 Rosenbauer aerial ladder truck is housed at Fire Station 61 on Schaefer Avenue in Chino. It has multiple built-in features that enhance the safety and effectiveness of […]

OurWeeklyNews.com Complete Edition 5.21.16

The Weekly News covers community news for Chino, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, Walnut, Rowland Heights and surrounding areas of San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. Click this link to access the complete issue in PDF format: 2016-May21-Weekly-WEB

Chino Valley National Junior Honor Society Inductees

Staff Reports Chino Valley – Heritage Middle School announced their 2016 National Junior Honor Society inductees last week. The induction ceremony took place on April 20 at 6 p.m., where each of the recipients were honored. The National Junior Honor Society inductees are students who have demonstrated high standards of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and […]

CVFD Announces Award Recipients

By Massiel Ladrón De Guevara Chino Valley– The Chino Valley Fire District is proud to recognize former San Bernardino County Fourth District Supervisor Gary Ovitt and Carbon Canyon Fire Safe Council founding member Ron Nadeau as the 2015 recipients of the Fred L. Burns Community Service Award. Both award recipients were instrumental in the implementation […]

Chino Valley Percussion Teams Excel At World Championships

Chino Valley Unified School District Chino Valley– Congratulations to three Chino Valley Unified School District percussion teams for their winning performances at the 2016 Winter Guard International (WGI) Percussion World Championships, held April 15 and 16 in Dayton, Ohio. A percussion team from Ayala High bested 14 other high schools from across the nation to […]

Oxford Prep Charter Denied

By Carol Heyen The Chino Valley Unified School District school board voted March 17 to deny Oxford Preparatory Academy’s 5-year charter renewal, much to the dismay of over 1,500 school staff and supporters who attended the district meeting held at Don Lugo High. Oxford Prep, or OPA, a charter school located in Chino, presently has […]

High School Hockey Team Makes Playoffs

Staff Reports CHINO VALLEY– The Chino Valley Flames Hockey Team, part of the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League, made it to the 2nd round of playoffs in their first year as a high school hockey team. The Flames are made up of 18 high-school aged boys (and one girl) from several Chino Valley high schools: nine players from […]

Facilities Master Plan Meetings Scheduled

Courtesy of CVUSD   CHINO VALLEY- The third round of CVUSD’s Facilities Master Plan meetings is underway.  Improving schools in the Chino Valley is a long-term investment for our community. Equipping our schools with the latest technology, heightening awareness of school facility safety and incorporating interactive learning environments into existing schools to maintain academic excellence […]

CHH Places in Top Five of County Academic Decathlon

Photo Courtesy of CVUSD

Courtesy of CVUSD CHINO HILLS-Chino Hills High’s Academic Decathlon team was among the top five teams in the San Bernardino County Academic Decathlon held in late January and early February in the San Bernardino and Redlands area. The event featured 39 teams representing 21 high schools, competing in 10 subject areas. Each team included a […]

Chino High Wrestler CIF Champion

Photo courtesy: CVUSD Chino High Wrestler Erika Aguila

Courtesy of CVUSD Congratulations to Chino High School wrestler Erika Aguila, the 2016 CIF Central Division 150lb Wrestling Champion! Chino High School wrestler Erika Aguila, is advancing to the CIF State Championship on February 26 and 27. She is the first Chino wrestler to qualify for State since 1998.

$50K in Scholarships Available for Class of 2016

Courtesy of CVUSD CHINO– Tim Adams, of School Portraits by Adams Photography, provided the Board of Education with the largest check to date of proceeds from the “Hit the Greens for Scholarships” Golf Tournament held every November. Adams has been hosting the tournament for the district for six years. This year’s check in the amount […]

National Signing Day in the Chino Valley

By Carol Heyen Chino Valley – Chino Valley Unified had more than two dozen seniors sign with universities on February 3 and 4, as part of National Signing Week. The annual event allows America’s most talented high school senior student-athletes their first opportunity to sign a binding letter of intent to a NCAA school.  The […]

CVUSD Seniors Perform Community Service

Courtesy of CVUSD As part of a literary unit on heroism, 12th grade students from across the Chino Valley Unified School District devoted several volunteer hours in community service over the winter break. Projects varied from volunteering at food banks and homeless shelters to cleaning up trails and parking lots across the city. Students were […]

Life After Lugo

Photo courtesy: CVUSD Brianna Smith Gunn (right), a 2008 Don Lugo High graduate, talks to Don Lugo seniors about her experience in the Army.

Courtesy of Chino Valley Unified CHINO– Looking like she was addressing her police officers in a shift briefing, Chino Police Chief Karen Comstock told Don Lugo students that success is theirs if they just have the right mindset. Chief Comstock was among more than a dozen Don Lugo High graduates who spoke to seniors, juniors […]

CVFD Hires Six Firefighter/Paramedics

Photo Courtesy of CVFD (L-R): Nathan Brooks, Conner Buck, Charles Addie, Miguel Lopez, Matt Robertson, Blake Lemke.

Courtesy of the Chino Valley Fire District   The Chino Valley Fire District welcomed six new firefighter/paramedics to the Fire District family on January 10th. The new hires will fill vacancies left by promotions and retirements. After completing an intensive four-week academy put on by Fire District personnel, the firefighter/paramedics will be assigned to work […]

Students Beat the Odds

Photo courtesy of Chino Valley USD

Courtesy of Chino Valley Unified Chino Valley – A foster youth who had to overcome much adversity is the first Buena Vista Continuation High student qualified to go straight to a four-year college from the high school, according to Principal Rigoberto Vasquez. Steven Beadle, 17, of Chino, has been accepted at Cal State, Stanislaus, and […]