www.championnewspapers.com - RSS Results in opinion_and_commentary,opinion_and_commentary/* of type article /search/?q=&t=article&l=100&d=&d1=&d2=&s=start_time&sd=desc&nsa=eedition&c%5B%5D=opinion_and_commentary,opinion_and_commentary/*&f=rss www.championnewspapers.com - RSS Results in section(s) opinion_and_commentary,opinion_and_commentary/* only for asset type(s) of article TNCMS 1.41.3 http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification 30 The story behind Veterans Day Although Monday will be a federal holiday for Veterans Day, there’s no changing the historic tradition of Armistice Day. Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the conclusion of the First World War, even though today it doesn’t seem so great… Sat, 10 Nov 2018 08:00:00 -0800 /tncms/asset/editorial/b2c84bd4-e436-11e8-a89e-4fdb95479394 /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_b2c84bd4-e436-11e8-a89e-4fdb95479394.html By Al McCombs The Chino Ranch and Joseph Bridger, 1865-1881 Rancho Santa Ana del Chino was left to the teenaged daughters of Isaac Williams after his death in September 1856. Merced and Francisca Williams soon married a pair of Southern hot-heads, John Rains and Robert S. Carlisle, who died violently… Sat, 10 Nov 2018 08:00:00 -0800 /tncms/asset/editorial/97f82e64-e436-11e8-bed4-7f27e4c2eed5 /opinion_and_commentary/history_of_the_hills/article_97f82e64-e436-11e8-bed4-7f27e4c2eed5.html By Paul Spitzzeri Which way for Chino? The United States is at a very critical time in history. But does the electorate really understand the consequences? I fear not. Sat, 10 Nov 2018 08:00:00 -0800 /tncms/asset/editorial/3735f210-e44e-11e8-a1ab-c304e2098c17 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_3735f210-e44e-11e8-a1ab-c304e2098c17.html Here & There Today’s paper is the 131st birthday edition of the Champion, established Nov. 11, 1887 by Richard Gird, founder of the town, to let the world know about his new development. He purchased the Chino Ranch in 1881 from the heirs… Sat, 10 Nov 2018 08:00:00 -0800 /tncms/asset/editorial/3023f220-e44d-11e8-ae8a-b7c4bc3b5267 /opinion_and_commentary/here_and_there/article_3023f220-e44d-11e8-ae8a-b7c4bc3b5267.html Letters to the Forum Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, PO Box 607, Chino CA 91708; FAX to 590-1217 or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com Sat, 10 Nov 2018 08:00:00 -0800 /tncms/asset/editorial/a7eee484-e436-11e8-9523-d71666d0b3fe /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_a7eee484-e436-11e8-9523-d71666d0b3fe.html Focus on their needs If we as a society had never changed or evolved, women along with African Americans still couldn't vote. Acceptance and assimilation of immigrants would have left our melting pot society bland as broth. Sat, 03 Nov 2018 08:30:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/2f6aad68-deb4-11e8-94d6-037303a54510 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_2f6aad68-deb4-11e8-94d6-037303a54510.html Here & There A spokesman for the Alcoholic Beverage and Control Department told the Champion that the City of Chino Hills “did a real solid job” in the investigation of Shamrocks Grille & Pub where alcohol sales will be banned Nov. 8. He… Sat, 03 Nov 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/34c302ea-deca-11e8-a471-67a46bf606ea /opinion_and_commentary/here_and_there/article_34c302ea-deca-11e8-a471-67a46bf606ea.html Crime waves Be on the alert for an older gentleman pushing a baby carriage on the sidewalks of Chino Hills.... My wife Jo Ellen ran into him in front of our house and noticed there was no baby in the carriage. She… Sat, 03 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/c665668c-deb3-11e8-9239-17e53494fa7d /opinion_and_commentary/are_your_serious_--_local_lampoon/article_c665668c-deb3-11e8-9239-17e53494fa7d.html By Gregg Fresonke Fall cleanup-2018 My desk is getting messy with notes piling up regarding possible Roundup subjects, none long enough to fill a column, so as in the past I have put some of them together. Thu, 01 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/da039a2e-deb3-11e8-813c-57a353522d90 /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_da039a2e-deb3-11e8-813c-57a353522d90.html By Al McCombs School district bidding progress In the October 20 Champion’s Here & There column, the editor implied that the Chino Valley Unified School District is not being transparent with the citizens of the Chino/Chino Hills community when it comes to placing legal advertisements for projects… Thu, 01 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/4abf6f40-deb4-11e8-8012-8fb760e26afc /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_4abf6f40-deb4-11e8-8012-8fb760e26afc.html Letters to the Forum Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, PO Box 607, Chino CA 91708; FAX to 590-1217 or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com Thu, 01 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/943f4790-deb3-11e8-944a-e3682808595b /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_943f4790-deb3-11e8-944a-e3682808595b.html Merced and Francisca Williams of Chino Ranch, Part Two Orphaned as teens and widowed in their mid-twenties, the sisters Merced Rains and Francisca Williams, daughters of Isaac Williams and granddaughters of Don Antonio Lugo, experienced enough heartache and sorrow to last a few lifetimes. Their inheritance of the Rancho… Sat, 27 Oct 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/0a5bb06c-d94b-11e8-9713-4f6a9cbe5b12 /opinion_and_commentary/history_of_the_hills/article_0a5bb06c-d94b-11e8-9713-4f6a9cbe5b12.html By Paul Spitzzeri Noted citizens forgotten Except where they have a school, park, street or some other public fixture honoring them, or are named to a hall of fame or continuous form of recognition, some prominent earlier residents of the community seem to fall through the… Sat, 27 Oct 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/14388952-d94b-11e8-aa6e-43f56685ae20 /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_14388952-d94b-11e8-aa6e-43f56685ae20.html By Al McCombs Here & There The Steve McQueen car show held in June at Boys Republic in Chino Hills raised $600,363. The money will be used to replace an aging campus kitchen with a modern facility that will provide better vocational training for the students.… Sat, 27 Oct 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/e8bd8730-d94c-11e8-a5e9-5782912b7967 /opinion_and_commentary/here_and_there/article_e8bd8730-d94c-11e8-a5e9-5782912b7967.html Chino's living Christmas tree I was recently wandering around town looking at old buildings and investigating details as research for stories, when I happened upon a giant pine tree at the Community Building next to the memorial for fallen soldiers. Sat, 20 Oct 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/063ae88e-d3b7-11e8-a656-c378d633abb8 /opinion_and_commentary/chino_memories/article_063ae88e-d3b7-11e8-a656-c378d633abb8.html By Kerry Cisneroz Ballot measures you should know Mail ballots, which are becoming increasingly popular, should be in the hands of voters this week, so it is time to look at the 12 state and one local measure that are on the ballot in addition to candidates. Probably… Sat, 20 Oct 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/57871028-d3b7-11e8-adab-b70a9a11ee1a /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_57871028-d3b7-11e8-adab-b70a9a11ee1a.html By Al McCombs Letters to the Forum Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, PO Box 607, Chino CA 91708; FAX to 590-1217 or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com Sat, 20 Oct 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/dc0ea87e-d3b7-11e8-bfdc-63ddb48ab44c /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_dc0ea87e-d3b7-11e8-bfdc-63ddb48ab44c.html Letters to the Forum Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, PO Box 607, Chino CA 91708; FAX to 590-1217 or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com Sat, 13 Oct 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/58fce2f2-ce3f-11e8-9188-b3c0be214e3a /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_58fce2f2-ce3f-11e8-9188-b3c0be214e3a.html Here & There The Peyton Drive corridor could experience heavier traffic than usual today (Oct. 13) because of the Music in Motion competition at Ayala High and the Chino Hills Wine Walk at The Shoppes. Sat, 13 Oct 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/4c828176-ce3f-11e8-8037-2782efcb9696 /opinion_and_commentary/here_and_there/article_4c828176-ce3f-11e8-8037-2782efcb9696.html A look at another world Sedona, Arizona came into the news lately because it was the home of American hero and senator John McCain, whose family ranch is there. Sat, 13 Oct 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/523210dc-ce3f-11e8-8913-4369e0e0b55f /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_523210dc-ce3f-11e8-8913-4369e0e0b55f.html By Al McCombs Vote smart No one can tell an American citizen how to vote—not her pastor, not his parents, no one. Oftentimes the voter doesn’t exercise due diligence by educating himself on a candidate’s position on the different issues. He relies on what friends… Sat, 13 Oct 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/b59203b2-ce3f-11e8-b505-bb2d91d8ece9 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_b59203b2-ce3f-11e8-b505-bb2d91d8ece9.html What's good about your newspaper As our world becomes digital, print media of all sorts are having to readjust to the shift in public attention. How long this transformation will last until its shortcomings become more prominent is hard to tell. Those who continue to… Sat, 06 Oct 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/fcdd7cd6-c8ba-11e8-be58-73e3e5abda74 /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_fcdd7cd6-c8ba-11e8-be58-73e3e5abda74.html By Al McCombs Here & There The list of 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools released this week did not include any schools in the Inland Empire. Country Springs Elementary in Chino Hills, the only Chino Valley school to earn this distinction, made the list in 2007… Sat, 06 Oct 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/f1f60694-c8ba-11e8-af19-e3213f4a42fa /opinion_and_commentary/here_and_there/article_f1f60694-c8ba-11e8-af19-e3213f4a42fa.html Religious values cause conflicts The homophobic push by Calvary Chapel, some members of the Chino Valley Board of Education, and other Christian congregations to discriminate and pressure the school board to adopt policies which discriminate and encourage hatred towards an already vulnerable and high-risk… Sat, 06 Oct 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/8a4572f4-c8bb-11e8-94ae-ffe9ef675ca1 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_8a4572f4-c8bb-11e8-94ae-ffe9ef675ca1.html Letters to the Forum Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, PO Box 607, Chino CA 91708; FAX to 590-1217 or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com Sat, 06 Oct 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/07011830-c8bb-11e8-ad10-87c78680e619 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_07011830-c8bb-11e8-ad10-87c78680e619.html The way it was here How many times have you heard that things weren’t this bad in the old days. Could they have been worse? Or at least not much different? Sat, 29 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/3700bb6c-c334-11e8-bcd0-7f920cf7ae58 /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_3700bb6c-c334-11e8-bcd0-7f920cf7ae58.html By Al McCombs Here & There Dating back 2,000 years to the Celtic festival of Samhain, Halloween is an ancient tradition associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires. Today, Halloween has evolved into a celebration characterized by child-friendly activities like trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns,… Sat, 29 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/40f9e38c-c334-11e8-8f1d-ef17bfcb0c83 /opinion_and_commentary/here_and_there/article_40f9e38c-c334-11e8-8f1d-ef17bfcb0c83.html Letters to the Forum Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, PO Box 607, Chino CA 91708; FAX to 590-1217 or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com Sat, 29 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/5133324e-c334-11e8-a04c-9f65f3119976 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_5133324e-c334-11e8-a04c-9f65f3119976.html The dramatic history of Foodland Market Foodland Market began serving Chino in 1945, when it opened on downtown Sixth Street. The owners were The Kuskey Brothers, Joseph, Paul and Edward, who purchased the business from William Rabinowitz. Mr. Rabinowitz had purchased it a year earlier from… Sat, 29 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/244ec9aa-c334-11e8-baf4-23c9f126a9aa /opinion_and_commentary/chino_memories/article_244ec9aa-c334-11e8-baf4-23c9f126a9aa.html By Kerry Cisneroz Good News In the past 18 months I have been criss-crossing good old continental United States of America on the road. I must report that now is the time to do some road traveling of your own. The interstate highways are all… Sat, 29 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/8ed31402-c334-11e8-b177-eff1fd3d07df /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_8ed31402-c334-11e8-b177-eff1fd3d07df.html Here & There The school board has been asked by the superintendent to review policy giving him authority to act in situations which may not be addressed in written policies, or when immediate action is necessary to avoid any risk to the safety… Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/52cfc1fe-bdc5-11e8-966a-3fbb0bd56a94 /opinion_and_commentary/here_and_there/article_52cfc1fe-bdc5-11e8-966a-3fbb0bd56a94.html Letters to the Forum Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, PO Box 607, Chino CA 91708; FAX to 590-1217 or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/5a432868-bdc5-11e8-96bb-275a93caf990 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_5a432868-bdc5-11e8-96bb-275a93caf990.html Wanted: more happy movies After taking a look at a list of movies planned for release between now and the day after Thanksgiving, I don’t see much to be happy about. Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/6ed1f6c8-bdc6-11e8-80a5-6bb27801aefc /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_6ed1f6c8-bdc6-11e8-80a5-6bb27801aefc.html By Al McCombs Sex education To community members terrified by basic biology and lifestyles different than their own: this is 2018 not 1818. As an educator I support comprehensive, fact based sexual education. Unfortunately, many in our community are convinced that teaching young adults about… Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/10812774-bdc6-11e8-b5b7-3b6a37d40874 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_10812774-bdc6-11e8-b5b7-3b6a37d40874.html Tres Hermanos Regarding the September 1st article (Three cities working on plans for Tres Hermanos Ranch), the good news is the City of Industry has abandoned the solar project on the 2,500-acre site off Grand Avenue. It's good that the three cities… Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/f8cb4254-bdc5-11e8-8846-17ffd6f6a936 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_f8cb4254-bdc5-11e8-8846-17ffd6f6a936.html Suicide watch Last week was Suicide Prevention Week. It is very sad that suicide is in the news so much. Everyone needs to know that their life matters to others. So please be a good listener and show empathy. They need to… Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/ebb7e5fe-bdc5-11e8-a99c-2beec95b9533 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_ebb7e5fe-bdc5-11e8-a99c-2beec95b9533.html New playground It has been one of the most heartwarming experiences of my career as an educator, to be able to drive by and view the newly installed (and completely beautiful) Chino Children’s Center playground that now adorns our Adult School campus.… Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/4c35f39e-bdc6-11e8-b0ad-e3293e1e662e /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_4c35f39e-bdc6-11e8-b0ad-e3293e1e662e.html Letters to the Forum Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, PO Box 607, Chino CA 91708; FAX to 590-1217 or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com Sat, 15 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/ca75e2a0-b849-11e8-8c18-1f299244a746 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_ca75e2a0-b849-11e8-8c18-1f299244a746.html Comment on that board meeting The Sept. 6 Chino Valley Unified School Board meeting hit a new low. Here are just a few highlights: Sat, 15 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/d990642c-b849-11e8-a9b2-27acbf87178c /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_d990642c-b849-11e8-a9b2-27acbf87178c.html Here & There The landscape at the Chino Hills BAPS Hindu Temple has been transforming from grass to drought-tolerant plants and artificial turf. Volunteer Ronak Patel of Chino said 31,000-square-feet of grass has been replaced and will save 1.7 million gallons of water… Sat, 15 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/6b702726-b85c-11e8-b205-abaa9a0237d3 /opinion_and_commentary/here_and_there/article_6b702726-b85c-11e8-b205-abaa9a0237d3.html City charge explained A letter writer was concerned about the City of Chino Hills’ decision to charge a 2.5% convenience fee for payments made by credit and debit cards. The City is not taking away the ability to use those forms of payments,… Sat, 08 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/366f78da-b2c4-11e8-99f1-4f2e690b9909 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_366f78da-b2c4-11e8-99f1-4f2e690b9909.html Here & There This week the Chino city council approved a major change in top administration—without comment. A new deputy city manager position and salary and dropping of the “communications manager" (designated PIO) were approved automatically on the consent calendar, which means that… Sat, 08 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/53d1cadc-b2c3-11e8-937b-931ae06b0235 /opinion_and_commentary/here_and_there/article_53d1cadc-b2c3-11e8-937b-931ae06b0235.html Important family milestones My father and my youngest son have something in common--they were born Aug. 28. My dad, Tommaso LoBasso, was born in 1928. My son Louis was born in 1994. Sat, 08 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/5e0745b8-b2c3-11e8-bb17-8f86479f360e /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_5e0745b8-b2c3-11e8-bb17-8f86479f360e.html By Marianne Napoles I like you My name is Derek Yang and I am part of the Boy Scouts of America. I am doing a merit badge that requires me to write to a local newspaper about my opinion about them. I think you are an… Sat, 08 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/840d0964-b2c3-11e8-ae4e-0fed888afdf0 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_840d0964-b2c3-11e8-ae4e-0fed888afdf0.html Arming teachers Arming teachers is impractical, unsafe, and unnecessary to the real problem. First, arming teachers is simply not in the budget. Why should teachers be armed when the cost is much too high to even arm 20% of the teachers in… Sat, 01 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/322c34ec-ad4d-11e8-8921-7bdd5ef03f6d /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_322c34ec-ad4d-11e8-8921-7bdd5ef03f6d.html Here & There Flags throughout the area have been at half staff by presidential order since the first of the week. The flag code specifies a two-day lowering for Senators, which led the White House to raise its flag again Monday. After protests… Sat, 01 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/ad8d728c-ad4c-11e8-a627-7b9c3ee0d594 /opinion_and_commentary/here_and_there/article_ad8d728c-ad4c-11e8-a627-7b9c3ee0d594.html Forum requirements Several letters have been received which did not follow the requirements for letters, mainly not including addresses and phone numbers, required for verification. Sat, 01 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/b4da9614-ad4c-11e8-a8f8-f3e3ffcaf676 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_b4da9614-ad4c-11e8-a8f8-f3e3ffcaf676.html John McCain — what if... I got to wondering what would have happened if John McCain had become president either time he ran. Sat, 01 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/bb81430a-ad4c-11e8-a8fa-5f986fb93b8c /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_bb81430a-ad4c-11e8-a8fa-5f986fb93b8c.html By Al McCombs Standout officer I encountered a young in my guess Asian Chino police officer who was ordering food for lunch. This officer was so kind to all that I felt compelled to notify the Chino police chief. This officer was one of the… Sat, 01 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/ddc89d5a-ad4c-11e8-8a3d-df8d10d3c0dc /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_ddc89d5a-ad4c-11e8-8a3d-df8d10d3c0dc.html Faith shaken in local governmeant When things in Washington get messy as they are now, I have always had a lot of faith that at least local government seemed to work because people were so much closer to it. Last week I saw two examples… Sat, 01 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/03052106-ad4d-11e8-81ad-d3de35f25c73 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_03052106-ad4d-11e8-81ad-d3de35f25c73.html Patty's Pastries was special Chino has had a few bakeries in the past that have left great impressions on the people of Chino. One such bakery was Patty’s Pastries. It first opened in 1958 in the Shopright Center on Riverside Drive at Yorba (where… Sat, 25 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/51dcf29e-a7c7-11e8-809c-b74b0f2ce9c2 /opinion_and_commentary/chino_memories/article_51dcf29e-a7c7-11e8-809c-b74b0f2ce9c2.html By Kerry Cisneroz Chino Hills election unfair Chino Hills council is faced with something new, district elections. The purpose was supposed to allow more cultural and ethnic groups a chance to participate and be heard. Unfortunately, that is far from what happened. Of the three open seats,… Sat, 25 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/daa43c2c-a7c7-11e8-bd96-d374951b26d3 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_daa43c2c-a7c7-11e8-bd96-d374951b26d3.html Turf mistake Grand Avenue Park will soon have installation of artificial turf. The soccer fields will look bright green all year round. The new faux turf will save water, lower maintenance costs, no need to mow, and can be played on all… Sat, 25 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/02e74756-a7c8-11e8-8f1b-5385a9e0f645 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_02e74756-a7c8-11e8-8f1b-5385a9e0f645.html Letters to the Forum Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, PO Box 607, Chino CA 91708; FAX to 590-1217 or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com Sat, 25 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/6907ac34-a7c7-11e8-bd65-7ff2049e6beb /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_6907ac34-a7c7-11e8-bd65-7ff2049e6beb.html Here & There In response to the criticism of the City of Chino Hills regarding election information, contained in a letter to the Forum today, City Clerk Cheryl Balz gave us the following information: Sat, 25 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/70c2b090-a7c7-11e8-8d05-0bcf04c5a615 /opinion_and_commentary/here_and_there/article_70c2b090-a7c7-11e8-8d05-0bcf04c5a615.html Some things never seem to change Earlier this month I ran some samples of early 20th century Chino journalism that was both colorful and often slanted in a style of the “mainstream press” typical of the day, usually based on the philosophical and moral outlook of… Sat, 25 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/5946995e-a7c7-11e8-96fb-073be5a2e859 /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_5946995e-a7c7-11e8-96fb-073be5a2e859.html By Al McCombs Comment on board decision I am a resident of Chino since 1973 and my children and grandchildren have attended Chino and Chino Hills schools. Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/a285978e-a243-11e8-a0fa-bf54f3f0bd74 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_a285978e-a243-11e8-a0fa-bf54f3f0bd74.html Heirs Apparently: Merced and Francisca Williams of Chino Ranch Imagine two teenage girls orphaned when their father died and left with a fabulous inheritance in a male-dominated world undergoing tremendous transformations. This was the scenario in September 1856 when Isaac (Don Julián) Williams, owner of the 44,000-acre Rancho Santa… Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/6f18ce94-b84a-11e8-a0ce-3bf168ff4fe0 /opinion_and_commentary/history_of_the_hills/article_6f18ce94-b84a-11e8-a0ce-3bf168ff4fe0.html By Paul Spitzzeri Here & There One county meeting in the West End is among several being held throughout the county for public discussion on final drafts of Community Action Guides which will guide development and services in unincorporated areas. The local meeting will be held… Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/b4c1241e-a242-11e8-9566-87db711c947b /opinion_and_commentary/here_and_there/article_b4c1241e-a242-11e8-9566-87db711c947b.html News war On Thursday a large group of newspapers decided to fight back. Other than promoting National Newspaper Week, it’s hard to remember a time when the independent-minded press got together to attack a perceived problem facing the press and the nation… Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/c04bba4c-a242-11e8-a983-b31d601a4bc8 /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_c04bba4c-a242-11e8-a983-b31d601a4bc8.html By Al McCombs East Coast coverage of Rancho Chino: Indians and Mormons An early example of Eastern press coverage of Rancho Santa Ana del Chino came from a letter from Chino by an unnamed scribe dated June 4, 1851. Published in the August 14 issue of the New York Spectator, it provides… Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/cc4ad81e-a242-11e8-b1c0-e7b1c858acf5 /opinion_and_commentary/history_of_the_hills/article_cc4ad81e-a242-11e8-b1c0-e7b1c858acf5.html By Paul Spitzzeri Letters to the Forum Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, PO Box 607, Chino CA 91708; FAX to 590-1217 or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/d5822f9a-a242-11e8-a704-4bed0ca60d9e /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_d5822f9a-a242-11e8-a704-4bed0ca60d9e.html From out of the past My morning paper this week was full of problems. They included "How to stop drone attacks” following the attempt to kill the president of Venezuela, gig companies such as Lyft and Uber lobbying to override California’s new ruling on contractor… Sat, 11 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/03dbd916-9cb9-11e8-8885-5b484356e52a /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_03dbd916-9cb9-11e8-8885-5b484356e52a.html By Al McCombs Comic-Con on the cheap (The Champion’s Comic-Con reporter wraps up his annual coverage of the recent San Diego event.) Sat, 11 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/40424494-9cb9-11e8-a47f-b76e19f396b9 /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_40424494-9cb9-11e8-a47f-b76e19f396b9.html by Bruce Wood Here & There Benson Avenue north of Riverside Drive in Chino was opened Tuesday, a week ahead of the date advertised after being closed for two months while the Gas Company did some pipeline repair work. Sat, 11 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/bae5748a-9cd4-11e8-bffb-23198a9b7a7b /opinion_and_commentary/here_and_there/article_bae5748a-9cd4-11e8-bffb-23198a9b7a7b.html Letters to the Forum Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, PO Box 607, Chino CA 91708; FAX to 590-1217 or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com Sat, 11 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/ed755440-9cb8-11e8-8c45-57eaf4eee419 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_ed755440-9cb8-11e8-8c45-57eaf4eee419.html Photo use wrong Our Chino Police Department website states the Department is “commitment to Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS)." Your recent article about the Chino Police Youth Citizens Academy was informative. However, the choice of photos used was dismaying to me… Sat, 04 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/513c8efe-974f-11e8-a02e-37fb607000a4 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_513c8efe-974f-11e8-a02e-37fb607000a4.html School priorities Summer is winding down, and excitement is building in many kids as they get ready to return to school. With this familiar cycle of the seasons, parents come to expect a shopping list from their kid's new teacher. While I… Sat, 04 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/5c14a820-974f-11e8-bab8-03371f573bb8 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_5c14a820-974f-11e8-bab8-03371f573bb8.html The school board's action As a life-long Christian, and vocational clergy person for the past 36 years, I firmly believe that there is, and should be, a very distinct line between church and state (e.g. between any church/synagogue/mosque/temple and the Chino Valley Unified School… Sat, 04 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/892d5104-974f-11e8-965a-735474032a0a /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_892d5104-974f-11e8-965a-735474032a0a.html Newspaper brickbats Somewhere over the years the false news got out that newspapers must be “objective” in their news columns. Many a reader and letter writer will insist that news reports are not supposed to be opinionated, and that the slanted stuff… Sat, 04 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/9465474c-9750-11e8-8ed2-2b5efbf6c085 /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_9465474c-9750-11e8-8ed2-2b5efbf6c085.html By Al McCombs Religion in U.S. schools ordained Pastor Seargeant of Chino Methodist Church (Forum August 4) believes the trustees of CVUSD are promoting religion to "one small portion of the area's population." (Christianity makes up only "one small portion" of Chino Valley?--not sure that is true). The… Sat, 04 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/d80d7d00-9cd4-11e8-bc4d-5b466877f154 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_d80d7d00-9cd4-11e8-bc4d-5b466877f154.html Letters to the Forum Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, PO Box 607, Chino CA 91708; FAX to 590-1217 or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com Sat, 04 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/378c9a94-974f-11e8-9efe-93d186a4f451 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_378c9a94-974f-11e8-9efe-93d186a4f451.html Who's fooling who? The humor column last week was written and represented by the accompanying artwork of a happy and sad face is not real. Who’s fooling who? Is the author fooling the readers? Is the artist fooling the author? Or is the… Sat, 04 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/440bd258-974f-11e8-8b6b-ffb793ef61a6 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_440bd258-974f-11e8-8b6b-ffb793ef61a6.html Here & There Chino police joined Chino Hills in issuing 39 citations for speeding, distracted driving, illegal turns, crossing double lines, and red light violations Wednesday during a joint patrol on Carbon Canyon Road between Chino Hills Parkway and Oak Way Lane. The… Sat, 04 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/f3b386ac-974e-11e8-aec3-e3b1dc425b87 /opinion_and_commentary/here_and_there/article_f3b386ac-974e-11e8-aec3-e3b1dc425b87.html Letters to the Forum Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, PO Box 607, Chino CA 91708; FAX to 590-1217 or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com Sat, 28 Jul 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/985f2514-91cb-11e8-8b44-aba6bcce4cb8 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_985f2514-91cb-11e8-8b44-aba6bcce4cb8.html Comic-Con block party (Our-former publisher takes over the Roundup this week to report on his traditional visit to Comic-Con) Sat, 28 Jul 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/01111c6e-91b0-11e8-a332-3bd0fb74f6a8 /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_01111c6e-91b0-11e8-a332-3bd0fb74f6a8.html Here & There Chino historian Kerry Cisneros’ photo of two horses tied to the newsstand in front of the old Vons store at Walnut and Central in Chino in 1975 evoked fond memories from his Chino Memories Facebook fans who recalled the days… Sat, 28 Jul 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/04dca190-91cb-11e8-8f28-2bf97835fc11 /opinion_and_commentary/here_and_there/article_04dca190-91cb-11e8-8f28-2bf97835fc11.html Here & There When Chino capital projects manager Mike Kolling tried to quietly sneak out of the city council meeting Tuesday after council members had honored him for his 29½ years of service, Mayor Eunice Ulloa asked “Why are you leaving already?” “I’ve… Sat, 21 Jul 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/ae64cb56-8c59-11e8-a044-1f2bc3d866da /opinion_and_commentary/here_and_there/article_ae64cb56-8c59-11e8-a044-1f2bc3d866da.html A Visit to Rancho Santa Ana del Chino, December 1849 Rancho Santa Ana del Chino, being in far-flung California and only recently added as an American possession after being seized by U.S. forces during the Mexican-American War, probably received its first press coverage in the March 11, 1850 edition of… Sat, 21 Jul 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/86f7ab3a-8c43-11e8-9285-672ec5aafce0 /opinion_and_commentary/history_of_the_hills/article_86f7ab3a-8c43-11e8-9285-672ec5aafce0.html By Paul Spitzzeri Olden days entertainment So what did Chino residents do before the days of radio, television, and all the other forms of entertainment available now in one’s living room such as Netflix, Instagram and YouTube or at the movie theater where you can now… Sat, 21 Jul 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/75eb83fc-8c43-11e8-96c3-0f921506378f /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_75eb83fc-8c43-11e8-96c3-0f921506378f.html By Al McCombs Our bad air It’s no secret the Inland Valley is burdened by some of the worst air in the nation. The scorching heat in the summer only exacerbates this toxicity--making it nearly unbearable and unhealthy for families to enjoy the outdoors. Sat, 21 Jul 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/0149c038-8c5a-11e8-ae87-034952cd5017 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_0149c038-8c5a-11e8-ae87-034952cd5017.html Yard Art Undiscovered practical jokes are the humorous gift that keeps on giving. Why get just one laugh when the joke is just as funny several years later? And you know you have pulled a good one when the victim tells you… Sat, 21 Jul 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/294864d4-91b1-11e8-bc18-bfd5e5194b21 /opinion_and_commentary/are_your_serious_--_local_lampoon/article_294864d4-91b1-11e8-bc18-bfd5e5194b21.html By Gregg Fresonke Here & There After sharing his opinion about immigration at the June 28 school board meeting, member Andrew Cruz referenced “60 million unborn that are separated from their mothers.” He had expressed his anti-abortion sentiments March 1 while commenting about school shootings and… Sat, 14 Jul 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/32a3681e-86d3-11e8-a7fc-1bb1646e215f /opinion_and_commentary/here_and_there/article_32a3681e-86d3-11e8-a7fc-1bb1646e215f.html Too many fireworks Glad to see that Chino is beginning to enforce fireworks policies a bit more. Questions arise however; weren’t there more fireworks booths this year as compared to prior years? What is being done, if anything, with the M-80’s, bottle rockets… Sat, 14 Jul 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/291fe1d2-86d3-11e8-ad9b-83cba664e201 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_291fe1d2-86d3-11e8-ad9b-83cba664e201.html Accidents─ horses to cars A freeway accident in Chino, involving seven or eight big rigs, was beyond anyone’s comprehension a hundred years ago. But even then, as the population of under 4,000 in this area transitioning to motor from horses, there were often serious… Sat, 14 Jul 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/1f5a4980-86d3-11e8-a51a-4b95f08ed1bb /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_1f5a4980-86d3-11e8-a51a-4b95f08ed1bb.html By Al McCombs Remembering Decker Corn When one first thinks of Chino, cows may come to mind, but an even more delicious thought is the corn that was grown throughout the area. I remember driving down Pipeline Avenue in the 1980s, passing Eucalyptus and being surrounded… Sat, 14 Jul 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/1700836c-86d3-11e8-a2d9-7f1cd33d9435 /opinion_and_commentary/chino_memories/article_1700836c-86d3-11e8-a2d9-7f1cd33d9435.html By Kerry Cisneroz Hooters I was forced into becoming an environmentalist several years back. I love birds but I’m not a guy in a floppy hat, khaki vest with 23 pockets, and field glasses around my neck. But I am partially at fault. Sat, 07 Jul 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/cbf14aee-812f-11e8-96ae-0784c52e744c /opinion_and_commentary/are_your_serious_--_local_lampoon/article_cbf14aee-812f-11e8-96ae-0784c52e744c.html By Gregg Fresonke Letters to the Forum Letters to the Forum must be signed and contain address and phone number for verification. Send to Champion Newspapers, PO Box 607, Chino CA 91708; FAX to 590-1217 or e-mail to: forum@championnewspapers.com Sat, 07 Jul 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/ab7ea328-8130-11e8-9898-9335c5de6510 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_ab7ea328-8130-11e8-9898-9335c5de6510.html Scouts, M and F I thought I had seen it all with this politically correct nonsense, but pushing for girls to be able to join Boy Scouts and boys able to join Girl Scouts is pure insanity. Boys have the right to bond with… Sat, 07 Jul 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/b56aeedc-8130-11e8-94a0-e3027df73674 /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_b56aeedc-8130-11e8-94a0-e3027df73674.html Looking back Carolyn Owens has her name on a building that has become an important part of Chino’s city services, housing a range of classes from pre-school to college level, plus a variety of other activities—the Carolyn Owens Community Center. She also… Sat, 07 Jul 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/2d96672a-8130-11e8-a133-33a7e4e61e60 /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_2d96672a-8130-11e8-a133-33a7e4e61e60.html By Al McCombs Here & There Boys Republic received $300,000 from an out-of state-auction of a Special Limited Edition Bullitt Mustang, donated by Ford Motors as part of the home for troubled youth’s annual car show fundraiser. Shows are themed around Steve McQueen movies. This year… Sat, 07 Jul 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/637b4e78-8130-11e8-aebd-b38d42aca08a /opinion_and_commentary/here_and_there/article_637b4e78-8130-11e8-aebd-b38d42aca08a.html Here & There Balls fly at Rotary debunking fete Sat, 30 Jun 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/c3dc128c-7bc9-11e8-9a42-53c20abc8f28 /opinion_and_commentary/here_and_there/article_c3dc128c-7bc9-11e8-9a42-53c20abc8f28.html Issac Williams aided Forty-niners As discussed in the two recent columns, Isaac Williams, owner of Rancho Santa Ana del Chino, survived the turmoil of the Mexican-American War and the Battle of Chino at his home at the base of the hills. Then came the… Sat, 30 Jun 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/ec71996a-7bc9-11e8-923f-4fb8feced856 /opinion_and_commentary/history_of_the_hills/article_ec71996a-7bc9-11e8-923f-4fb8feced856.html By Paul Spitzzeri July Fourth a century ago Locally Independence Day was celebrated fairly quietly a hundred years ago. The celebrations in Chino didn’t become exciting until almost a decade later, after the American Legion was formed and the World War I veterans gave the observance new meaning. Sat, 30 Jun 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/ca0534b8-7bc9-11e8-aa27-2737ac3482ed /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_ca0534b8-7bc9-11e8-aa27-2737ac3482ed.html By Al McCombs Water rates If water conservation is an issue, or a "goal", then why is the city of Chino allowing all the new construction of housing that doesn't match existing neighborhoods, and the behemoth warehouse buildings? What an awesome job that would be.… Sat, 23 Jun 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/cc394b60-7666-11e8-a059-4f517e92c3fd /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_cc394b60-7666-11e8-a059-4f517e92c3fd.html Here & There The average household in Chino owed $21,038 in credit card debt and has paid down an average of $876 for the first quarter of 2018, according to personal finance website WalletHub. The average household in Chino Hills owed $17,451 and… Sat, 23 Jun 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/8567ceb4-7666-11e8-974c-5bc4d0eda118 /opinion_and_commentary/here_and_there/article_8567ceb4-7666-11e8-974c-5bc4d0eda118.html Times revival The return this week of the Los Angeles Times to local ownership should be cause for newspaper readers everywhere to rejoice. As a reader of the Times for the past 62 years, it was for me. With papers all around… Sat, 23 Jun 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/63df6762-7665-11e8-8df8-a7acc3f0552f /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_63df6762-7665-11e8-8df8-a7acc3f0552f.html Al McCombs Dime bags I hate to think about this, but I may be a cheapskate. My shopping trip to Walmart last week for shaving cream, toothpaste, cereal and car fresheners had an unfortunate conclusion when I remembered that I needed to bring my… Sat, 23 Jun 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/f63d8f76-7665-11e8-a617-47f8d89369c8 /opinion_and_commentary/are_your_serious_--_local_lampoon/article_f63d8f76-7665-11e8-a617-47f8d89369c8.html By Gregg Fresonke The Cat joins election postscript I didn’t know whether to smile or groan when the shadow passed across my office window the other day. The last time the Cat visited was in January, when we discussed how 2017 should have been labeled the Year of… Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/54656a84-70d4-11e8-b04e-eb7bda70f55d /opinion_and_commentary/rolltop_roundup/article_54656a84-70d4-11e8-b04e-eb7bda70f55d.html By Al McCombs Your opinion Welcome The Champion welcomes expressions of opinion from its readers regarding matters appearing here, or other matters of interest or concern. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 -0700 /tncms/asset/editorial/b75c06a2-70d4-11e8-9e72-db2ab5c09eea /opinion_and_commentary/letters_to_editor/article_b75c06a2-70d4-11e8-9e72-db2ab5c09eea.html