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Chino News

Chino Swears In New Chief of Police Kevin Mensen

Chino's 19th Chief of Police, Kevin Mensen, was sworn in during a public ceremony held August 17 at the Chino Police Department. Chief Mensen, who began his career with Chino PD as a Police Cadet in 1997, has held various roles during his 26-year career with the City of Chino. Mensen was promoted from Deputy Chief of Police.

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Retirement Walk of Honor Held for Chino Chief of Police Wes Simmons

A Walk of Honor, a traditional ceremony to bid farewell to retiring police officers in Chino, was held for outgoing Chief of Police Wes Simmons on August 10 at the Chino Police Department. The event marked Simmon's last day on the job and the end of a long career with the Chino PD. Chief Simmons was joined by his wife Heidi down the Walk of Honor and then into a standing-room-only crowd in the Police Department Community Room.

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Chino Teen Center Reopens Offering Programs, Resources,

and Shuttling Services

It’s the start of a new school year, which means the Chino Teen Center is open for students to enjoy as of August 7. Located at 13196 Monte Vista Avenue, the Teen Center welcomes Chino Valley Unified School District teens enrolled in grades 7-12 to join the fun, make new friends, and participate in enriching activities as they begin the academic year

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Upcoming Events

September 16 Chino Cares Preparedness Fair

Mark your calendar for September 16 and be part of history at the first annual Chino Cares Emergency Preparedness Fair. Presented in collaboration with the City of Chino, Chino Police Department, Chino Valley Fire District, and California Fire Foundation, this family-oriented event is dedicated to equipping our community with essential skills and resources to navigate disasters effectively.

  • Engage with informative booths
  • explore emergency vehicles at the Touch-a-Truck exhibit
  • witness real-life emergency simulations
  • connect with vital supply vendors
  • Win giveaways

Attendance is free, and by pre-registering, you can secure a FREE Emergency Kit. (Registration is not required to attend). The event will take place at the Chino Civic Center (13220 Central Avenue) from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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September 30 Free Compost and Mulch Giveaway

Did you know all residential green waste collected curbside is made into a soil conditioner? This FREE event takes place Saturday, September 30 at the Public Works Services Yard (5050 Schaefer Avenue) from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Here are some friendly reminders:

  • First come, first served to Chino Residents (Be prepared to show identification and utility bill.)
  • Bring a shovel and durable containers to load and transport material.
  • Masks, gloves and eye protection are recommended.
  • Non-Chino residents can attend during the last hour of event if materials are still available.

For more information, please call 909-334-3472.

October 14 - Free Residential Community Clean-Up

The City of Chino, in partnership with Waste Management, is providing a FREE Residential Community Clean-Up (13793 Redwood Street) for City of Chino residents on Saturday, October 14 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Dispose of unwanted tires, furniture, appliances, electronics, yard waste, concrete, brick, dirt, scrap metal and much more for FREE! Hazardous waste will not be accepted. Proof of Chino residency is required (CA ID & Utility Bill). For more information, call 800-423-9986 or send our Green Chino team an email.

October 21 - Pumpkin Garden Festival

Experience the magic of autumn at the Chino Community Garden (5976 Riverside Drive) on Saturday, October 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., during the Pumpkin Garden Festival! Unleash your creativity with pumpkin carving, garden workshops, and crafts. To be a part of this seasonal celebration, secure your spot by registering today.

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October 31 - Halloween Spooktacular

Get ready for a ghoulishly good time at the City of Chino's Halloween Spooktacular event! Join us on Tuesday, October 31, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Ruben S. Ayala Park, Fields 11, 12, and 13 (14225 Central Avenue, Chino, CA 91710).

This FREE spooktacular extravaganza promises a wide array of activities, including thrilling carnival rides, tantalizing food vendors, and eerie entertainment. Don't miss out on the chance to win exciting giveaways and indulge in delicious treats.

Interested in participating? We are now accepting applications for booth participants, entertainers and sponsors! This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with the community and spread Halloween joy without any selling or charging.

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Chino Cares Emergency Preparedness Fair
Free Compost & Mulch Giveaway
Free Residential Community Clean Up
Pumpkin Garden Festival
Halloween Spooktacular
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