13 November 2012

Happy 125th Birthday to the Chino Hills Champion

The newspaper industry has seen a precipitous decline in recent years and who knows where the whole concept will be in five, ten or fifty years, so it is all the more remarkable that the independent and local Chino/Chino Hills Champion is not only 125 years old this year, but is still viable and valid (at least it is to some of us.)

The Champion does a great job of covering local news, provides editorial balance, and emphasizes the community aspects of the cities of Chino and Chino Hills in ways that just are not seen that much any more and the achievement of its publishers and staff cannot be overstated.

The newest issue, out this past weekend, is also chock full of interesting historical material, including some pertaining to Carbon Canyon, though reading about local history generally is pretty cool.  With publisher emeritus Allen McCombs providing the bulk of the material about the history of the area, it makes the Champion that much more valuable.

So, congratulations to everyone at the Champion for continuing the long tradition of excellence and may the paper last at least 125 more years.


Jack Scheyerr said...

What can you tel us about Joe Taters, a bar in Sleepy Hollow back in the 7's?

Jack Schreyer

prs said...

Hello Jack, the only info I've seen on this comes from a blog post and many, many informative comments. Here is the URL: http://www.insidesocal.com/davidallen/2008/04/03/sleepy-hollow-needs-edit/. Sounds to me like it was in the building that is still there and is the recently-closed Canyon Market. Hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

I believe that Joe's place turned into Party House liquor, which is now closed.

prs said...

Hello Anonymous, yes, Joe Tater's, also known at one time as Ichabor's, became Party House #2 (the original Party House is still in Chino Hills), which then became the Canyon Market, by which it was known when it closed a couple of years back. Thanks for stopping by.