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DailyBulletin: Chino Hills State of the City provides update on city affairs

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By Grace Wong, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 08/27/14, 8:57 PM PDT |

CHINO HILLS >> A cartoon version of Mayor Ed Graham flexed tattooed arms on the screen Wednesday night in the City Council Chambers during the annual State of the City address. The event, attended by more than 100 people, highlighted the achievements of the city, its current state and the direction that it’s going.

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DailyBulletin: Chino Hills council to interview city manager candidates

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By Canan Tasci, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 11/16/13, 5:42 PM PST |

CHINO HILLS >> City Council members will begin interviewing candidates for its city manager position come Monday.

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DailyBulletin: PUC approves undergrounding through Chino Hills

By Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/11/2013 11:24:15 AM PDT
Updated: 07/11/2013 08:33:24 PM PDT

CHINO HILLS >> Residents of this community jumped out of their chairs Thursday as they watched the state Public Utilities Commission, by a split vote, approved undergrounding a portion of high-voltage power lines through their city.

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Staff Reports
Posted: 07/09/2013 01:38:16 PM PDT
Updated: 07/09/2013 03:34:36 PM PDT

CHINO – City officials have recently learned the California Institution for Men is not being considered for the placement of additional housing facilities for prisoners.

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DailyBulletin: PUC is expected to issue verdict on power lines in Chino Hills

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/06/2013 06:44:49 PM PDT
Updated: 07/06/2013 08:29:58 PM PDT

CHINO HILLS — The state Public Utilities Commission is expected to vote this week on whether to order high-voltage power lines to be undergrounded through a portion of this city.

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DailyBulletin: Chino hosts budget workshop; shows increasing revenue

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Staff Reports
Posted: 05/22/2013 12:41:55 PM PDT
Updated: 05/22/2013 01:32:27 PM PDT

CHINO – City officials will discuss their 2013-14 proposed budget during a workshop today.

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DailyBulletin: Chino Hills voters elect Ray Marquez to City Council

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/05/2013 07:53:16 PM PST
Updated: 03/06/2013 12:03:09 AM PST

CHINO HILLS – Ray Marquez has been elected to fill a City Council vacancy.

Marquez along with Debra Kay Hernandez, Rossana Mitchell and Jesse Singh are competing to succeed Bill Kruger, who resigned from the council in September.

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DailyBulletin: Chino Hills, Claremont voters set to elect council members

Canan Tasci and Wes Woods II, Staff Writers
Posted: 03/02/2013 05:45:24 PM PST
Updated: 03/02/2013 06:26:00 PM PST

Voters in Chino Hills and Claremont will elect members of their respective city councils Tuesday.

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DailyBulletin: Norton-Perry votes against Chino Hills City Manager contract renewal

Canan Tasci
Posted: 11/14/2012 05:06:02 PM PST
Updated: 11/14/2012 05:12:19 PM PST

CHINO HILLS – Councilwoman Gwenn Norton-Perry voted against extending City Manager Mike Fleager contract at Tuesday’s council meeting.

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DailyBulletin: Council races heat up in the Inland Valley

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Posted: 10/24/2012 08:47:32 PM PDT
Updated: 10/24/2012 10:43:37 PM PDT

To assist voters in the Nov. 6 election, the Daily Bulletin has asked municipal candidates questions about issues concerning their respective cities.

In some cases, the responses have been edited for space.

To read entire story, click here.

Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 08/14/2012 12:11:22 PM PDT

CHINO HILLS – In a few months Councilwoman Gwenn Norton-Perry will say goodbye to a chamber she has been accustomed to for two decades.

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DailyBulletin: Chino Valley Unified brings back busing

By Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 07/20/2012 08:15:13 AM PDT

Chino Valley Unified board members have decided to rescind a decision that would have eliminated busing in the fall.

Board members approved the decision to reduce the item earlier this year to help close a $20 million budget gap.

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DailyBulletin: Chino Valley board told state budget means more cuts

Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 06/29/2012 10:22:47 AM PDT

CHINO – Chino Valley Unified School District finance officials have learned they need to cut their multiyear projection by another $500,000 for each of the next three years.

Officials disclosed the amount during the district’s board meeting Thursday night before the adoption of the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 budgets.

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DailyBulletin: Chino Valley school district teachers agree to contract

Deal includes less school days, but more teachers

Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 06/28/2012 11:09:07 PM PDT

CHINO – The Chino Valley Unified District’s teachers union have agreed to a contract that will reduce the school year by five-and-a-half days but bring back a number of teachers.

The announcement was made at Thursday’s school board meeting by Todd Hancock, vice president of Associated Chino Teacher.

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 06/21/2012 11:27:17 PM PDT

CHINO – Chino Valley Unified officials said Thursday night the district could be $16.9 million in debt in three years if the governor’s state sales tax initiative doesn’t pass in November.

The announcement came during a budget study session that discussed the district’s multiyear projection through the 2014-15 school year.

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 06/19/2012 06:16:47 PM PDT

CHINO – The Chino Valley Unified School District and its teachers union have reached a tentative contract agreement that would reduce the 2012-13 school year by five-and-a-half days.

The agreement was sent to Associated Chino Teachers for approval on Tuesday, according to Chino Valley Unified officials.

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DailyBulletin: Mayors worry about potential security changes at CIM

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 06/11/2012 08:35:54 AM PDT

Debris fills the prison yard after a riot at California Institution for Men, in Chino, on Aug. 11, 2009. (File Photo)
View: Letter to Gov. Jerry Brown about CIM security

Mayors of Chino and Chino Hills have expressed alarm over recent security cutbacks at California Institution for Men in Chino.

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DailyBulletin: Hundreds attend hearing on Chino Hills power lines

Representatives Gary Miller, R-Brea, left, and Ed Royce, R-Orange, listen to testimony on Saturday. (Khai Le/Correspondent)

 

Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Created: 04/14/2012 07:30:41 PM PDT

CHINO HILLS – Hundreds of residents turned out to voice their concerns to lawmakers about property values and public safety at a congressional hearing Saturday on the controversial Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project, which involves erecting 200-foot electric towers in the city.

The transmission poles and towers are being installed in Southern California Edison’s right-of-way from Chino Hills’ western border near Tonner Canyon through the city and eventually going into Riverside County.

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 04/12/2012 08:29:50 PM PDT

CHINO HILLS – Two lawmakers are set to host a field congressional hearing Saturday to discuss the issue of installing 200-foot electric towers in the city.

The transmission poles and towers are being installed within Southern California Edison’s right-of-way from Chino Hills’ western border near Tonner Canyon, through the city and eventually going into Riverside County.

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DailyBulletin: Chino Valley Unified still faces $2 million deficit

Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 03/23/2012 09:03:11 PM PDT

CHINO – Chino Valley Unified School District officials have approved a budget report that states the district is $2 million in the red.

As a result, they will be back in May with another report, with possible changes, that will reflect its fiscal outcome through 2013-14.

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DailyBulletin: Chino Hills, SCE mediations fail to reach agreement

By Canan Tasci , Staff Writer
Created: 03/06/2012 12:52:38 PM PST

CHINO HILLS – City officials will appear before a judge later this month after unsuccessful mediations with Southern California Edison over the construction of 200-foot power lines.

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 02/17/2012 03:14:12 PM PST

CHINO – Chino Valley Unified School District board members Thursday night approved sending 105 preliminary layoff notices to certificated employees.

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 01/27/2012 09:31:09 AM PST

CHINO – The Chino Valley Unified School District has about two weeks to find $20 million to cut from its budget for next year.

That’s the bad news coming from last week’s Board of Education budget study session.

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DailyBulletin: Underground route requested for power lines

By Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 01/25/2012 04:20:13 PM PST

CHINO HILLS – Southern California Edison has been ordered to investigate another underground power-line route for the power lines due to carry 500 kilovolts of wind-generated electricity through the city.

Earlier this month, Edison turned over a 96-page document to the state Public Utility Commission that detailed “feasibility, cost and timing” on 16 possible options for building the high-voltage Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project through Chino Hills.

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DailyBulletin: Edison sends Tehachapi date to PUC

Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 01/12/2012 04:22:01 PM PST

Southern California Edison this week released its report of alternative power line routes in the area of Chino Hills estimating costs of about $175 million to more than $1 billion if the project is changed by the state Public Utilities Commission.

The amount would surpass the current projected cost of building the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project by at least $8 million.

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DailyBulletin: Chino Valley Unified officials expect cuts in 2012

By Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 01/04/2012 04:46:26 PM PST

CHINO – Another tough year is expected for Chino Valley Unified School District as officials anticipate cutting millions from its budget.

Come January, district officials said they will revisit a 33-item list of possible reductions presented to the school board two months ago by its superintendent – a list that includes elimination or cutbacks of nurses, elementary music programs, librarians and several assistant principals.

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 12/22/2011 12:55:33 PM PST

CHINO HILLS – The state Supreme Court has denied a city petition to review its case against the installation of high-voltage power lines in the city.

The city’s attorney was informed that the Supreme Court declined to review a Court of Appeal’s decision on the city’s efforts to fight the route on which Southern California Edison has plans to build 200-foot transmission towers through the city.

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DailyBulletin: A LOOK AHEAD: Chino Hills residents and officials set to battle towers

By Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 12/20/2011 05:45:43 PM PST

Editor’s note: The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin will report each day through Dec. 31 on the state of one of our local cities. We will address what is in store for that city in 2012 while also running down the city’s top stories of 2011. Today: Chino Hills, Thursday: Claremont, Friday: Diamond Bar.

CHINO HILLS – The fight in this city to take down 200-foot towers will continue into the new year.

Chino Hills officials said the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project is the most significant thing their city will be dealing with in 2012, especially come January.

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Rep. Ed Royce, right, and Chino Hills Councilman Peter Rogers, left, listen to Chino Hills Mayor Art Bennett at a town all meeting with the residents of Chino Hills about the fight against the installation of new electrical towers Sunday in Chino Hills. (Thomas R. Cordova/Staff Photographer)

Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 12/04/2011 06:08:54 PM PST

CHINO HILLS – Rep. Ed Royce’s focus at a town hall meeting Sunday was how to get 19 power towers taken down throughout the city.

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DailyBulletin: Miller meets with federal housing officials

U.S. Rep. Gary Miller

Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 12/01/2011 06:21:06 PM PST

Rep. Gary Miller on Thursday shared the concerns of Chino Hills residents with federal housing officials over the installation of 200-foot electrical towers in the city.

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SFChronicle: Hospital’s heart diagnoses surge after pay changed

Dr. Prem Reddy

Lance Williams, Stephen K. Doig,Christina Jewett, California Watch
Monday, November 28, 2011

For three years, a small hospital east of Los Angeles has billed Medicare for the costs of confronting what appears to be a cardiac crisis of unprecedented dimension.

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DailyBulletin: Chino Valley Unified wrestling with budgets cuts

By Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 11/14/2011 04:58:05 PM PST

CHINO – Chino Valley Unified School District board members will meet Thursday night continuing an all-too-frequent ordeal for the district: considering budget cuts.

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 11/11/2011 04:35:38 PM PST

CHINO – Chino Valley Unified School District board members will interview 18 candidates next week to fill a vacant seat.

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 11/11/2011 06:07:05 PM PST

CHINO HILLS – The California Public Utilities Commission has ordered Southern California Edison to stop construction on its expanded power line project and ordered it to present “feasibility, cost and timing” for five alternative routes in two months.

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Joanne Genis stands in the shadow of one of the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project’s high-voltage line towers near the front yard of her home in Chino Hills on Tuesday. The City Council has made available an additional $100,000 for work by their legal council to continue the battle against Southern California Edison’s project. (Thomas R. Cordova Staff Photographer)

Canan Tasci, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 11/07/2011 11:36:13 AM PST

CHINO HILLS – The cost to fight the installation of high-voltage power transmission lines in this city has not come cheap.

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DailyBulletin: Power line project halted in Chino Hills

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Created: 10/20/2011 10:12:05 PM PDT

CHINO HILLS – The California Public Utilities Commission late Thursday ordered a temporary halt to the construction of transmission lines in Chino Hills. The lines were being installed by Southern California Edison as part of the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project.

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Supervisor Gary Ovitt

Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 10/19/2011 06:33:01 PM PDT

CHINO HILLS – This city has gained the attention of the Public Utilities Commission.

Members of the commission, including its president and a board member, recently visited the city to inspect the construction of 200-foot high-voltage power lines by Southern California Edison.

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DailyBulletin: Chino Valley Unified prepares for $7.8 million in cuts

Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 10/14/2011 12:12:00 PM PDT

CHINO – Chino Valley Unified School District officials worry the state’s financial crisis may soon change the district’s current education system.

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 10/03/2011 05:48:40 PM PDT

CHINO HILLS – The city’s fight against Southern California Edison’s construction of 200-foot high-voltage power lines isn’t over.

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DailyBulletin: It’s a splitting headache

Chino Hills upset over proposed new district
Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Staff Writer
Created: 06/21/2011 09:04:41 PM PDT

CHINO HILLS – City officials say their suggestions to Citizens Redistricting Commission have fallen on deaf ears after the draft maps released this month divided the city between two congressional districts – one that includes Chino and Ontario and another that includes Diamond Bar and Rowland Heights.

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DailyBulletin: Water surplus causes stir

Local agencies vie for a piece of the MWD action
Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/18/2011 10:12:16 PM PDT

When it rains, it pours.

Now that California’s drought is officially over, local cities are scrambling to find money to buy part of 225,000 acre-feet of water unexpectedly up for sale by the Metropolitan Water District.

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DailyBulletin: Defining districts

Redistricting

Similar demographics often cross county lines
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 05/28/2011 09:32:56 PM PDT

Chino and Chino Hills share a Fire Department, a school district, a chamber of commerce and a freeway.

But all that sharing aside, the two San Bernardino County cities have deep differences. One is working-class, the other well-to-do. One is a century old, the other isn’t quite 20. One is home mostly to Latinos, the other has a large Asian population.

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DailyBulletin: Chino Valley union says district owes teachers money

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 05/21/2011 07:07:44 AM PDT

CHINO – Teachers union officials are asking Chino Valley Unified to adhere to contract language that returns excess state revenue back to members in light of concessions made last year to help balance the budget.

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DailyBulletin: CVUSD faces huge shortfall

$66.5M by ’13 now possible
Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 04/26/2011 10:36:33 PM PDT

CHINO – Chino Valley Unified may face a nightmarish $66.5 million deficit in three years, according to a possible scenario presented to school board members at a recent budget meeting.

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DailyBulletin: Schools prepare for cuts

With tax extension talks off, area educators worried
Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/02/2011 07:06:34 AM PDT

Gov. Jerry Brown’s promise not to cut school budgets will soon be broken.

The governor’s budget proposal earlier this year to close a $25 billion budget gap without cutting funding to K-12 schools was contingent upon voters approving a five-year extension of temporary taxes in a special election in June.

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DailyBulletin: CVUSD eyes future cuts for budget

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 03/05/2011 09:51:36 PM PST

CHINO – The Chino Valley Unified school board on Thursday approved an interim budget that puts it in the black for the current and following school years, but projects a shortfall by the beginning of the 2012-13 school year.

The district projects a $2.3 million shortfall by then, which may grow to as much as $19 million in the 2013-14 school year.

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DailyBulletin: District announces potential layoffs for 95 teachers

By Neil Nisperos Staff Writer
Created: 02/18/2011 06:37:50 PM PST

CHINO – The Chino Valley Unified school board on Thursday night approved temporary layoff notices for about 95 teachers as well as an elementary assistant principal, a special education coordinator and a program specialist.

Reduction in force – or temporary layoff notices – must be sent out by March 15 to teachers.

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By Neil Nisperos Staff Writer
Created: 02/11/2011 04:36:52 PM PST

CHINO – Chino Valley Unified board members Thursday night explored new ways to make further reductions of the potential $28 million deficit the district will face by 2013.

In recent weeks, the school board has already approved cuts amounting to $23.3 million in savings from that deficit.

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By Neil Nisperos Staff Writer
Created: 02/04/2011 09:04:33 PM PST

CHINO – The Chino Valley Unified school board Thursday approved $8.6 million over three years in further position and pay cuts, while deciding to delay other cost-shaving proposals for further consideration.

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DailyBulletin: District cuts $14 million in positions and services

By Neil Nisperos Staff Writer
Created: 01/21/2011 08:55:54 PM PST

CHINO HILLS – The Chino Valley Unified school board on Thursday made $14 million in cuts, which included employee layoffs and pay cuts.

But the board of education decided to delay taking action on an additional $8.7 million in cuts recommended by Superintendent Wayne Joseph.

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DailyBulletin: Chino Valley school board to consider budget cuts next week

By Neil Nisperos Staff Writer
Created: 01/14/2011 06:33:15 PM PST

CHINO – School officials at Chino Valley Unified on Thursday identified an additional $12.5 million in cuts to help reduce a potential $31.5 million deficit.

The potential cuts, which are likely to result in employee layoffs, are part of a $26 million reduction package the school board will consider at its regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Woodcrest Junior High School, 2725 S. Campus Ave., Ontario.

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DailyBulletin: Chino Valley board to consider steep budget cuts tonight

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 01/05/2011 08:17:17 PM PST

CHINO – Chino Valley Unified board members will be asked tonight to make $12.5 million in cuts to deal with its dire budget situation.

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DailyBulletin: Chino Valley school district penalty reduced

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 12/23/2010 04:18:16 PM PST

CHINO – The state has agreed to significantly reduce a $7.5 million penalty for the Chino Valley Unified School District over missed instructional minutes at two schools.

Under an agreement with education officials, and brokered by Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Chino Hills, the penalty will be reduced to $1.5 million and paid over 8 years at $187,500 annually, starting next school year.

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DailyBulletin: Chino Hills Tea Party brings out 150

Speakers attack big government and spending
Jannise Johnson, Staff Writer
Created: 10/24/2010 05:24:28 AM PDT

CHINO HILLS – The Chino Hills Tea Party drew about 150 people to its pre-election event on Saturday afternoon.

The event, touted as a “get out the vote rally,” featured several speakers and performers in the Center Court at the Shoppes at Chino Hills.

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The PE: TEMECULA: City manager’s pay is election issue

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10:58 PM PDT on Monday, October 4, 2010

By JEFF HORSEMAN
The Press-Enterprise

Just five city managers in California — and only one in the Inland area — earned more than Temecula City Manager Shawn Nelson in 2009, according to a survey.

Nelson, 51, earned $336,288 last year, an amount that includes his base salary, deferred compensation and other payouts, according to the survey released last month by the League of California Cities, an advocacy group for cities and towns. Nelson’s base pay is $291,571 a year, according to Temecula.

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DailyBulletin: City council candidates square off

Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Staff Writer
Created: 09/24/2010 09:06:29 PM PDT

CHINO HILLS – Term limits, the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project and the local economy were topics tackled at Thursday evening’s City Council candidates forum.

The event, hosted by the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, gathered all but one candidate vying for the three seats on the council.

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DailyBulletin: Candidates set to debate

Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 09/19/2010 07:03:01 AM PDT

In the Chino Valley, several debates have been scheduled by the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce. On Thursday, candidates for the Chino Hills City Council race will tout their qualifications. There are eight candidates running for three seats. A similar forum for the Chino Valley Unified school board is planned for Sept. 30; the Chino City Council debate is planned for Oct. 6.

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Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 07/02/2010 06:13:58 PM PDT

CHINO – School district board members have authorized the superintendent to begin work on substantial future budget cuts to deal with a major deficit expected in two years.

Chino Valley Unified officials project a $30 million deficit in the 2012-2013 school year, as expenditures have begun to outpace revenues and massive reductions to state education coffers continue. The board must determine a fiscal plan to deal with the shortfall by its first interim budget report to the county on Nov. 20.

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DailyBulletin: Chino district readies for deficit

Schools face ax

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 06/09/2010 05:59:06 PM PDT

CHINO – Dread over new budget cuts hangs over the Chino Valley Unified School District as officials face a potential $30 million deficit in the next two years.

Officials warned the district’s projected shortfall of $17 million next year could grow to more than $30 million in 2013 if a deficit spending trend remains unchecked.

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DailyBulletin: Pension figures for local cities

Created: 03/22/2010 05:33:19 PM PDT

When the economy began to decline in 2008, investments through the California Public Employees’ Retirement System took a hit.

As a result, cities in the Inland Empire have been juggling losses in revenue while making sure they meet employees’ retirement obligations.

This is the status of pension obligations of some Inland Empire cities:

COLTON

CONTRIBUTION: $5.75 million in 2008-09
PENSION OBLIGATION BOND: $31.14 million
EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTION RATE: 19.498 percent fire, 20.052 percent police, 7.060 percent misc.
EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTION RATE: 9 percent fire, 9 percent police – paid by city. 8 percent misc. – city pays 4 percent.

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SBSun: Depleted cash reserves leave some local cities on edge of financial crisis

Michael J. Sorba, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/19/2010 07:36:00 PM PDT

COLTON – Pricey pension packages, budget breakdowns and deep deficits have reduced or jeopardized the reserves some cities have amassed over recent years.

Both Colton and San Bernardino are struggling with dwindling incomes that have burned cash reserves to dangerously low levels.

Rialto is struggling with higher pension costs set to start July 1, which a top official has said will deplete a sizeable $31 million reserve within three years if employees don’t agree to concessions.

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Sun: Local city ranked 13th safest in United States

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Staff Report
Posted: 11/27/2009 05:46:15 PM PST

Several local cities were listed on the 2009 City Crime Rate Rankings, a new survey of national crime statistics released recently.

Chino Hills was ranked as San Bernardino County’s safest city and the 13th safest place in the country, according to a Publishing house CQ Press release that came out Monday.

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