09 October 2014

Chino Hills Historical Society Presentation This Monday

Following on the heels of a very successful June talk in front of over 200 persons, the Chino Hills Historical Society is hosting its next lecture this Monday, 13 October at 7:00 p.m. at the Chino Hills Community Center, 14250 Peyton Drive.

The speaker is Allen McCombs and his topic is Chino Valley's Role in How the West Was Won (And the People Who Played an Important Part in It.  McCombs is the publisher emeritus of Champion Newspapers, the oldest newspaper published under its original name, having been founded in 1887.  He bought the paper in 1956, just after arriving in Chino after three years in the Navy, and his family retains ownership after nearly sixty years.

A native of Berkeley, McCombs earned his bachelor's degree in journalism at Stanford University, followed by a Master's in Business Administration from Harvard University.  In addition to his career running the Champion, McCombs served on the school board and the Chino Planning Commission and is a lifetime member of the historical societies of Chino and Chino Hills.

The Historical Society has recently sprung back to action, spurred on by the recent completion of the Chino Hills Community Center and a core leadership that is actively working to promote local history through presentations like the one McCombs will give, as well as to conduct oral histories.  The Society is entirely funded by membership fees and donations.

For more information on the upcoming presentation, call (909) 597-2051 or e-mail chhistory@aol.com.

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