Friday’s column recounts the highlights, and middle lights, and maybe even one or two lowlights, of Tuesday’s Chino Hills council meeting.
Wednesday’s column (read it here) begins with an item about a new Best Buy in Chino that the retailer seems to think is in Chino Hills. What’s funny is that this began as a one-line item about the new store, which I learned about from my Sunday advertising circular. But once I set out to determine the store’s location, things got more interesting, as you’ll see.
Following that are various items from around the valley and a plug for the Pomona Public Library’s Adopt-a-Magazine effort.
In Chino Hills, the Council Chambers has an alcove with a press table reserved for us and the Chino Champion, with three swanky ergonomic chairs, two nameplates and, best of all, a “Quiet Please, Reporters at Work” sign. Ha ha! Boy, I’d love to have one of those for my desk.
Hey, pipe down, Chino Hillsians! We’re workin’ here! (At the Dec. 13 meeting, mostly I was reading “I, Robot” by Isaac Asimov, but a respectful silence was still called for.)
Incidentally, at the same meeting, the press table afforded an excellent view of two women wearing hats.
I made a rare foray to a Chino Hills City Council meeting for Sunday’s column — and was glad I did. Nothing astonishing happened, just a series of amusing incidents, beginning with a protest that was less than it was cracked up to be. Read about the meeting here. And, if you like, comment below.
These 198-foot-tall Edison transmission towers are being erected in Chino Hills, as described in Friday’s column. For those of you who don’t get our print edition (tsk, tsk), here’s the photo that appeared with my column. This tower is immediately south of the street Paseo del Palacio.
Photo by Peter Rogers
This shot was taken May 27 in London, England of James Elias in the kitchen of his restaurant, Mes Amis, by Peter Rogers, a Chino Hills councilman and professional photographer who was on vacation. (Thanks, Peter.)
The connection is that Mes Amis is also the name of a restaurant in Chino Hills owned and run by Sammy Elias, James’ brother. Rogers is among the few who have dined at both. More about that in my Friday column.
Reality TV — the show “New York Goes to Work” — is due at the Archibald’s burger restaurant in Chino Hills on Wednesday. Here’s the Wikipedia page for the series.
My former colleague Joe Florkowski said he went to Archibald’s on Sunday with his grandfather (what a good grandson Joe is) and saw the accompanying sign on the door. I was confused by the sign until Joe explained that “New York” is the star’s nickname.
It’s unclear if Tiffany “New York” Pollard will be there or has already been there; the Wikipedia page indicates she’s already passed her fast food test. Well, drop in Wednesday and try to act natural.
Joe adds: “What do you think if I changed my name to ‘Chino Hills’ and visited New York? I think that would blow everyone’s minds!”
I told him he should change his name to Chino Hills even if he doesn’t visit NYC.