Chino is a city located in San Bernardino County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 67,168.
Chino and its surroundings have long been a center of dairy farming, serving the considerable demands for milk products in the Greater Los Angeles Area and much of the southwestern United States. It is also well-known as the site of a major California state prison.
Beginning in the 1970s, it developed into a somewhat downscale eastern suburb of Los Angeles, forming the western anchor of the Inland Empire region. Although the city's development has gradually taken on a more middle-class character, it is perceived by many Southern Californians as crime-ridden and smog-choked.
When the popular show The O.C. premiered on the Fox television network in August 2003, the show conveyed a very negative impression of Chino (the hometown of the series' hero) to its viewers. The city's mayor unsuccessfully demanded an apology from Fox.
Web Sites and Links
Chino Community TheatreLocal community live theatre group offers plays and theatrical training classes.
Chino High SchoolProvides school contact information and location.
Chino Police DepartmentResource for information on the Chino Police Department. Job listings, directory, and other information.
Chino Valley Independent Fire DistrictServing the Chino Valley in California - EMT, paramedic, hazmat response, and urban search and rescue.
Chino Valley Unified School DistrictInformation, profiles, and reports on all public schools in the Chino area.
City of ChinoOfficial municipal web site.
Councilman Glenn DuncanCouncilman Glenn Duncan of the City of Chino presents his views on issues that face the City.
The Yorba-Slaughter AdobeHistory of the 1850's era adobe, with link to "Battle of Chino" reenactments.
West Valley Mosquito & Vector Control DistrictMosquito and Vector Control District, Protecting Public Health in the Chino Valley, California.