City of Chino's Youth Christmas Parade and Fair on December 9th, 2008.

On December 9th, the City of Chino will once again host its annual Youth Christmas Parade and Fair in the City’s downtown.  The parade route begins on Riverside Drive at Yorba Avenue and then turns south on Central Avenue, ending at City Hall.

When the fog turns green in Chino watch out for the hook....

This Urban legend has been around for a log time but many people believe it is true, especially in Chino along the Pomona expressway down towards the Prado Dam, an area well known for its 'Green Fog'

The story begins according to the CHP begins with the escape of a prisoner from Chino Men's Prison. The man, when escaping, got his hand caught in the top razor sharp wire and lost his hand when hee sawed his way free, of course leaving his hand behind to be discovered by Prison Guards the next morning who were searching for him.

R250, watch for Coyotes playing on the runway....

What do ya mean watch out for the Coyotes....I'm coming in at 150 kts....You nuts!
Recently I have heard that the Coyotes and airplanes have been competing for space at Chino Airport.....Can you imagine trying to land a small plane and having animals run across the main runway in front of you....That enough to make you want to quit flying.....But the problem seems to have subsided now since traps have been set.....And dont worry, these are live traps....The people doing the trapping take them up into the foothills and releases them.

The danger posed by the coyotes resulted in airport officials recently hiring a private contractor to capture the animals, and at least five coyotes have been caught......In four separate instances in April, pilots reported spotting coyotes on the runways......The busy public airport recorded more than 400 takeoffs or landings that month.

Chino in the Movies and Myth

Chino and the surrounding county area of San Bernardino, have been a center of dairy farming, serving the considerable demands for milk products in Southern California and much of the southwestern United States......It is also well-known as the sites of three major California state prisons: the California Institution for Men, the California Institution for Women, and the California Youth Authority.....I put in an application at the Chino Men's prison after my return to the area from my third tour of Vietnam....And Since I served with the Shore Patrol while in the service, I figured I would have a good chance of getting a job....Wrong!....I was disqualified when asked the question "If you witnessed a prisoner escaping and trying to get over the wall what would you do?"....I response, I would shoot the guy.....Wrong answer....I guess they were looking for something like I would sound the alarm and call for reinforcements.....In The Shore Patrol, we were taught to shoot first and ask questions later after all of the bullets had stopped flying.