Chino Rotary Club Donates to a Good Cause

By Marissa Mitchell   Chino – This past week the Chino Rotary Club donated $500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County.   Big Brothers Big Sisters organization is an adult-to-child mentoring non-profit organization that serves the children of its respective area. The organization chooses […]

Ontario Woman Killed By Chino Driver

By Marissa Mitchell Chino – On Sunday night, October 8, a woman was struck and killed by a car at Francis Avenue and Central Avenue in Chino. Misti Ann Lucas, a 44-year-old woman from Ontario, was pronounced dead at the scene. The collision occurred at 6:49 p.m. at the intersection between the two Chino cross-streets, […]

Chino Resident Wins Bravery Award

By Anthony Saude Chino– California Partnership to end domestic violence is a coalition that represents survivors, organizations, advocates and allied individuals working to support survivors of domestic violence has an annual awards reception in Fresno California. This year they honored Tracy Evanson, a Chino resident and the founder of Healed Women Heal, with the Bravery […]

Chino Rotary Club

The Chino Rotary Club donated $500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire/ Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County this afternoon at our weekly meeting. We also learned how Big Brothers Big Sisters is helping to change the lives of youths in our community. What do you know about Big Brothers Big […]

Storm Drain Mistake Costs Chino $123,338

By Anthony Saude Chino – The storm drain project Located along Chino Avenue, between Benson and Oaks Avenue that had been at a standstill will now move forward. Local reports say there was a mistake made in the original draft of the project that will cost the city of Chino approximately $124,338. It was reported that […]

Chino PD Partners with State Police, Sheriff, and California Highway Patrol in Effort to Stop Impaired Driving

By Anthony Chan Chino – Chino Police Department is escalating enforcement efforts to stop impaired driving. In a traffic safety fact sheet released by the NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 4,976 motorcyclists killed and 22,441 passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2015 compared with 4,494 motorcyclists killed and 21,050 passenger vehicle occupants […]

Illegal Firework Activity In Chino Continues Unabated

By Anthony Chan   Chino – Illegal fireworks have continued to problem in Chino for the last few years. According to Section 8.12 of the Chino Municipal Code, “The sale of ‘Safe and Sane’ fireworks shall be permitted within the city during the period beginning on the 1st day of July and ending at nine p.m. […]

Subject Arrested For Human Trafficking Out Of Local Office

Staff Reports Chino – On August 16, 2017 members of the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force began surveillance of a commercial medical building in the 12500 block of 10th St in the City of Chino.  Investigators discovered that there were multiple victims posted on “Backpage.com” advertising for prostitution at this location. Investigators observed a […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]