Chino Valley News from Chino, California on February 22, 1978 · Page 1
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Chino, California
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Wednesday, February 22, 1978
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'^'^^''^mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmm School bus radios to be reality Chino buses will finally get two-way radio communication with transportation department headquarters in about 60 days. That's the installation time promised by Motorola if it got a contract and the firm did become the successful bidder. The award was made for a five-year lease for $30,487. That was recommended by the administration over the lease-purchase of the same equipment, which would have cost more than $51,000 over the five years. Equipping all buses with two-way radios was planned long before the Chowehilla kidnapping of a bus, driver and 26 children in 1976, but that case did give added impetus to the idea. The district has some old surplus radios, but they were not up to doing the job. Keep it in Chino $32.50 in prizes await the owner of the above license plate with the "Keep It In Chino" bumper sticker as the first weekly winner in the Chamber of Commerce's new promotion. Prizes include a $15 merchandise certificate presented by the Chamber, good at any department store, $10 in cash being presented by Fashion Carpets and Drapes, and a new or renewal Subscribers Club membership with the Chino Champion, a $7.50 value. The owner of the above license plate must appear at the Chamber of Commerce office, 13141 Central Ave. by next Monday noon to claim the prize. Green "Keep It In Chino" bumper stickers are available at the Chamber office, from cooperating merchants and at the Chino Champion office, 13179 Ninth St. (at "D" St.). The stickers have an easy-peel backing so they can be removed later if neccessary. Each week through April 12 a picture will appear in the Chino Valley News opening the door to the license plate owner to claim the $32.50 in prizes. A base station located at school headquarters will have one channel for bus communication and one for contact with distrjct maintenance department vehicles, with the capabiliti' of two additional channels. One-channel radios in bu$es wil! be wired for simple plug-in of a second channel. Presently when a bus driver has a flat or some other breakdown, the driver must leave the children in the bus and walk to find a phone to report the problem. Three other firms bid against Motorola. They are RCA, General Electric and Ross Communications. A technical committee determined that GE and Motorola equipment met the specifications of the bid call. One vendor, objected to the procedure. He did not get his bid in until after the deadline. William L. Garey, who operates Communitronics fn Upland, questioned the need for a sophisticated system. Earlier bids were accepted and rejected by the administrative staff. The first specifications included a patented system that only one firm could supply. The board ratified the rejection and subsequent second round of bidding. Lugo court canopy size not settled; planning underway How "great" should the Don Antonio Lugo High great court be? That is one unanswered question as Carmichael and Kemp, architects, are starting final plans for the next additions to the school. The School Board has not decided how large a canopy over the great court of the school should be. It will serve as an outdoor auditorium and eating space and other uses for the school, which will eventually have some 2,200 students. Project 8-C, about a $2 million job, will include the library-media center, food service building and a beef barn.' The beef unit will have a structrual steel frame, corrugated metal roof, 80 feet of dirt fioor and a 40-foot section with a concrete slab, enclosed with walls, of which the upper part will be chain link with canvas covers. The library-media center and the food service building will be centrally located adjacent to the central court, two sides of which will be the original classroom building and the one now under construction. School Board meets tomorrow . The school board will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow to discuss district plans in light of enrollment lower than projected. With two new schools nearing completion and therefore a plentiful supply of classrooms, some changes are going to be made. Standard tracks may be added at two year-round only schools and loading plans for all schools will be affected. The session is an adjourned meeting so the board can take action. New church gets permit A use permit has been granted to the Chino First Church of the Nazarene by San Bernardino County to start construction on new church facilities at 13000 Pipeline Ave., south of Riverside Dr. The church, led by John E. Moore, is now meeting at the Spanish , Seventh Day Adventist Church on Central Ave. Kiwanis club contributes Chino Kiwanis Club will contribute $50 to Girl Scout Cadette Troop 545 to help the 22 girls make a summer trip to Wyoming, and $40 to assist Linda Vista school for the handicapped send youngsters to the Special Olympics. Woman's Club meeting changed Because of the two Monday holidays this month, the Chino Valiey Woman's Club moved its meeting to Monday, Feb. 27 at noon in the Community Building, Tenth and "B" Sts. The speaker will be Rachelle Wallace, local free-lance writer. Reservations may be made by calling 628-4191 or 628-9976. Chino Hills league last chance Chino Hills Little League has scheduled one more sign-up time from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, at Los Serranos school. Blood Bank date March 2 The Chino Community Blood Bank will open on Thursday, March 2, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the social hall of the Methodist church, Sixth and Riverside Dr. Blood may be donated to hospitals in San Bernardino County or in other locations serviced by community blood banks. SHEPA meets tomorrow The Southwest Hills Environmental and Planning Association (SHEPA) meets tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. for a no-host breakfast at Los Serranos Country Club. Art Sidier, chief engineer of the County Flood Control District, will present the program. Ramona band to serve brealcfast on Feb. 25 A pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, at Ramona Junior High School to raise funds to buy equipment for the school band. Tickets for the breakfast, sponsored by the band boosters, are being sold by band members for $1.50 for adults and $1 for children or may be purchased at the school. The band will provide entertainment at the breakfast, which includes sausage, coffee, milk and orange juice in addition to pancakes. There will also be a pancake eating contest pitting band director Don Southworth agains Dean of Students Dan Hale. / Jazz ensemble In festival ' i The jazz ensemble from Chino High School will participate in an all day jazz festival and concert at Cal State San Bernardino on Wednesday, Mar. 1. The festival will culminate with a 5 p.m. concert by participating high school and CSSB instrumentalists in the recital hall of the creative arts building. There are 25 Chino High students in the jazz ensemble under the direction of Kippy Wroten, band director. Pickup rolls over Richard Charles Bonneau was arrested by the Highway Patrol on suspicion of drunk driving late Saturday night after the small pickup he was driving went off Highway 71 north of Peyton Dr., at 10 miles an hour, up a bank and rolled onto its side. The driver and two 16-year-old Hacienda Heights girls with him were not injured. Seniors LA sightseeing trip The Chino Seniors, sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Dept. is planning a day-long sightseeing trip to Los Angeles on March 8. The price for the day is $9 per person. The tour includes deluxe bus transportation and all sightseeing to the Bonaventure Hotel, Chinatown, Olvera St., Mann's Chinese Theater, Beverly Hills, lunch at Clifton's Cafeteria (in Century City, on your own), Hollywood Bowl, Griffith Park and more. Further information is available by calling Parks and Recreation at 627-7344. Candidates speak Monday The Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a candidates forum Monday at 7:15 p.m. at the Community Building, Tenth and "B" Sts. Candidates will be given a specific list of quesiions to be answered. Class of 72 making plans The Chino High School class of 1972 is planning its first reunion, scheduled for August 26. Interested grads are asked to come to a planning committee Mareh 2 at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room of Magnolia Junior High School or call Roberta (Haws) Vasquez at 627-2645, Joanne Garcia at 628-2675 or Lily (Silva) Jojola at 626-2287, evenings. Chlno Qirl Scouts to host fun day The Del Chino Neighborhood Girl Scouts will host an international fun day, "Passport 78," at Magnolia Junior High on Sat. from 9:30a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Approximately 150 adulis and 600 scouts, including Pixies. Brownies, Cadcttes, Juniors and Seniors from Pomona and Chino will attend. At the opening ceremony, flags from 17 different countries will be presented. Throughout the day, the scouts will make international cnifls, learn international games, s<ings and dancc^ and taste baked j2oods from many diri'cieni coiiniricv. The hiuhlii'lii of the day will be the presentations of Scottish dancers doing the highland fling and folk dances by local French-Basque dancers and square dancers. A Champion Publication CHIMO Chino, Calif., Wed.. Feb. 22, 1978 ^TAMJLWIV 25' MElVil AMD COMMUMITT 0HOPPIMO GUIDE Sulk Rite Permil No. 32 (•aidatChlno.Ca. 81710 Ptione 628-5503 Began in 1938 Rancho Ride ended One of Chino's most famous traditions is dead. There will be no more Rancho Rides, at least under the association that has carried it on over the past decades. Directors of the Rancho Ride Assn. have voted to dissolve the corporation. Instead of sending out invitations to its mailing list, notices of the ride's demise will be mailed this year. Last month a vote was taken and continuing the ride for one more year won by a narrow margin. The vote to dissolve the corporation was taken last Thursday night. The Rancho Ride annually attracted more than 1,000 equestrians for a trek of some seven miles— sometimes given as nine miles—from Los Serranos to Soquel Canyon, where a barbecued beef lunch was served by the Chino Kiwanis club and riders participated in gymkhana events in the Soper Corral where the Association owned a 30-acre parcel of land, three of it fairly level. A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of Chino was held by the Chamber of Commerce in 1937 that included a parade of riders and horse- drawn floats and a horse show. Tradition has it that some of the riders wanted to spend time in the saddle and went for a ride through the countryside. That proved so pleasant that tentative plans weic made for a trail ride in 1938. The first ride was held in April, 1938, with 260 Crime watcii During the past week the area south of the Pomona freeway and north of Davis St. between Yorba Ave. and Kellogg Ave. has experienced three residential burglaries and has become the focal point of this week's Crime Watch. In each of the burglaries the total value of the property stolen has been high. The primary property taken has been televisions, stereo components, and tools. One burglary was in the $3,0(X) vicinity. The burglaries have occurred during the daytime and early evening hours and on two occasions forced entries were committed by the use of channel lock pliers on the front door. During one of the burglaries the two suspects involved and their car were seen. They are described only as white males in their early twenties with long hair. Their car was described at a 1966-68 Dodge having a light blue body and a black top with a missing left fronl hubcap. Persons who observe a car matching this description or any olher suspicious vehicle or subjects in their neighborhood are asked to contact the Chino Police Dept. at once (628-1234). riders taking part. In recent years the number has never fallen below 1,000 and as many as 1,600 have been counted. A flat area of Los Serranos north of Bird Farm Rd. was used as a staging area. It once belonged to a few owners but that ownership has been split many ways and now there is a new home right in the middle of the area used for many years. Association members had tentative plans to use a pasture south of Soquel Canyon Rd. for staging the 1978 ride. But that would have solved only one problem. Homes have been constructed in Soquel Canyon and where there was only tree and grass a year ago, there is an intersection of Soquel Canyon Rd. and Peyton Dr., one entrance to a new tract. Some ranch buildings have been moved onto the Greening ranch and additional development is contemplated. Association members have been informed. That change blocked the ride's traditional path off Soquel Canyon Rd. to the Aerojet General ordinance plant gate via a dirt road. Added to those changes, getting liability insurance has become increasingly difficult, according to an Association member. The Chino Rancho Ride was often spoken of as the last remaining family rides in Southern California. Riders ranged in age from in the eighties to pre- schoolijrs. Crane becomes rescue device A construction crane was pressed into service as a rescue tool by fire department paramedics Monday morning. The paramedics used the crane to lift an injured worker out of the Cucamonga Creek flood control channel at Chino Ave. David Stafford, 24, of Colton, was working on the channel when he was struck on the helmet by a 20-pound bolt that then fell on his shoulder, breaking it, and knocked him into the channel, which is being lined with concrete. Mr. Stafford fell between the steep banks of the channel and reinforcing bars that had been set in place, making it difficult to rescue him. The paramedics placed the injured man in a wire stretcher and attached the stretcher to the crane, which lifted himout of the channel. Mr. Stafford was admitted to Chino General Hospital where he was reponed in stable condition Tuesday. Man attacks fireman, officers, arrested A 24-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon in connection with an attack on Asst. Fire Chief Bud Maloney at the scene of a minor fire. James D. Farr, who refused to give his address, was charged with assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest and being under the infiuence of drugs in public. Farr allegedly struck the assistant chief in the shoulder when he asked Farr to let him examine a cut on the suspect's arm after firemen had extinguished a fire in a mattress at 4993 Francis Ave., the police said. Farr had been inside the house with the occupant, Michael A. Carrasco, 27, when the fire started, according to police. Farr turned on the police when they tried to arrest him for the attack on the assistant chief, the police said. One officer was kicked in the mouth as he tried to tie Farr's feet to keep him from kicking the window of a police car. The fire, which was confined to the mattress, resulted in only minor smoke damage to the residence. The fire was caused by a discarded cigaret, the fire department said. Suspects arrested; one siiot Two Chino men were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer Monday morning following a high speed chase that ended when their car crashed and one of the suspects was wounded by police. Gilbert S. Garcia, 19, of 12944 Cozzens Ave. was arrested about 2 a.m. at East End and Walnut Aves. in Chino where the suspects' car failed to make a turn, the police said. Gilbert Martinez, 20, of 13209 Monte Vista Ave. was arrested about three hours later afier he went to Kaiser Hospital in Fontana to be treated for gunshot wounds. Martinez was in custody Tuesday morning in the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center jail ward, where he was reported in satisfactory condilion. Garcia was not hurt in the shooting. Pomona officers who heard shots fired in the area of 12th St. and Park Ave. about 2 a.^. spotted the suspects' car and tried to stop it, a Pomona police official said. The car sped off with at least three Pomona units in pursuit at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour for 3'/? miles. Following the collision at East End and Walnut, the police fired several shots at the suspetts who they believed to be armed. The police, aided by officers from Chino and the sheriff's department, searched for Martinez without success. However, a handgun believed thrown from the suspects' car was recovered. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident because of the involvement of Pomona officers in a shooting. iii«MHHiia littikMMiMl

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