Here and There
May 6, 2017
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  • Hint, hint? The logo below Chino Mayor Eunice Ulloa’s name on the city’s State of the City program for May 31, labeled “The Chino Way,” contains a picture of a barn sitting on open fields. There’s a milk can on the back side. Shouldn’t it read “The Way we Were”?

    Tuesday night’s Chino city council meeting went past 10 p.m. About two hours were devoted to the appeal of Preserve residents who felt that a car wash was being placed in their back yard. The council denied the appeal. Not a word was said about the updates in the city’s General Plan and Housing reports, which were placed on the consent calendar for “filing.” 

    With 9-1-1 getting overused and abused in some places, Congresswoman Norma Torres, a former police dispatcher, urges her constituents to use the emergency line for that purpose only. In Chino, the non-emergency police number is easy to remember, 628-1234, a number it has had since around 1960, when its previous owner, Casa Colina, moved to Pomona. Numbers she lists for the residents of the unincorporated (county) part of her district are: For abandoned vehicles, building permits and illegal dumping (909) 387-4131; animal control (800) 472-5609, adult protection services (877) 565-2020 and child abuse and children’s services (800) 827-8724.

    Chino Hills was ranked as a prime area in the U.S. to build a lifelong dream home in the 2017 “Best Cities to Build a Forever Home” report by personal finance website, The website reviewed data from 468 cities nationwide. Chino Hills ranked 95th for its comparative custom home cost, growing home values, affordability, population, educational values, low unemployment, and crime rates.

    Chino mayor Eunice Ulloa received a commendation from the Alliance for Aviation Across America for the city proclaiming April as General Aviation Appreciation Month. The organization says general aviation contributes more than $30 billion to the state’s total economic output.

    The six-month long arson investigation of Dillons Restaurant and Irish Pub is still not completed, according to Capt. Darren Goodman of the Chino Hills police. Diesel fuel was discovered in the now-bankrupt pub last October after members of a cleaning crew fell ill upon arrival, resulting in a criminal arson investigation. The fuel soaked into the wood floor, bar, and wood paneling. The business was evicted earlier this year.

    Chino Hills High graduate and projected to NBA draft pick Lonzo Ball will skip the annual NBA Draft Combine, designed to give players a chance to show their talents to NBA teams prior to the June 22 draft. Ball isn’t the only player skipping the combine. Six other players, who are projected top 10 draft picks, will bypass the combine to reduce the risk of injury. The 2014, 2015 and 2016 No. 1 draft picks also ducked the prospects’ exhibition those years.