This page provides a history of the archived news from this website.

Spring 2017 Newsletter

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Spring 2017 (PDF – 1.02 MB) Highlights: Precipitation, Poppies, People, and Problems Loss of a Leader — Jeff Yann Honoring a Leader — Bob Henderson Madrona – A Light at the End of the Tunnel? Esperanza Hills – A Decision in May … Read More

Support for SB 49 & 50

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Sometimes it is important to get involved with statewide policy decisions. That’s why Hills For Everyone supports Senate Bills 49 and 50.   SB 49 is designed to strengthen the existing environmental protections by incorporating into state law existing federal … Read More

Flight Over the Wildlife Corridor

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When the conditions are right, Hills For Everyone takes to the air to see what the latest and greatest views provide of the Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor. See what these 2017 aerial photographs reveal.  

View our 2016 Recap Video

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“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” –George Santayana For the last few years, Hills For Everyone has created an informative video of our accomplishments and upcoming challenges for the next year.  Looking back reminds … Read More

Supervisors Kick Esperanza Hills to Planning Commission

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The Board of Supervisors complied with part of the Judge’s order: rescinding all the approvals and entitlements of the Esperanza Hills project. After a long discussion amongst the Board members. The Board was considering holding Cielo Vista’s approvals hostage so … Read More

OCTA Approves Conservation Plan

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In 2005, Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks coordinated a coalition of environmental groups to negotiate a comprehensive mitigation program for the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), as it considered renewing its 1/2-cent sales tax measure called Measure M.  Hills … Read More

Proposed Flyover Connector From 241 to 91 Freeway

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Per Supervisor Lisa Bartlett’s Fifth District E-Newsletter: “The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) and Caltrans are proposing to build a direct, median-to-median, tolled connector to link the northbound 241 Toll Road and eastbound 91 Express Lanes and to link the westbound … Read More

Remembering the 2008 Freeway Fire

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Let us not forget the significance of November 15, 2008. Eight years ago today the Freeway Complex Fire raced through four counties and burned over 30,000 acres right here where we all live. Ninety-five percent of Chino Hills State Park … Read More

Jeff Yann of Hacienda Heights Passed

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We are reeling from the sudden loss a dear friend to the cause of protecting our region. Jeff Yann, a deeply engaged activist from Hacienda Heights died in a snorkeling accident in Hawaii. A longtime leader in the Sierra Club, … Read More

Summer 2016

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Summer 2016 (PDF – 797 KB) Highlights: Off-Trail Use Damages Park Corridor Project Updates September Shindig Doggy Do’s and Don’t’s Meet Your Neighbors Three Easy Ways to Help Hills For Everyone HFE’s New Board Member Grinstead Gratitudes

Landmark Agreement Reached On Hillside Project

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The Leadership Team of Protect Our Homes and Hills (POHAH) reached a landmark settlement agreement with North County BRS—the applicant for the Cielo Vista project. Specifically, the agreement includes: Creating a conservation easement over 30 acres of the northern Cielo Vista parcel––permanently … Read More

July E-Newsletter Released

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The excessive heat seems to be drawing out all sorts of wildlife!  Remember to keep your animals and their food or water dishes inside.  This newsletter includes three updates: the recent tour of the proposed Hidden Oaks project in Chino Hills, the … Read More

Esperanza Hills Victory Article

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The OC Register has written an article highlighting the Hills For Everyone and Protect Our Homes and Hills win on the Esperanza Hills lawsuit. Join residents for a celebratory dinner at Wise Guys Pizzeria at Yorba Ranch Road and Yorba … Read More

LA County Park Meetings – May 16

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Hills For Everyone is part of a growing coalition of non-profit, community and park related groups/agencies that support the next Los Angeles County Park Bond Act.  The Coalition, called #OurParks went before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to … Read More

Conservation Policies Adopted

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Hills For Everyone signed on early to this Southern California Conservation Coalition for both the 2012 and 2016 Plans.  Here is the most recent announcement from the Coalition Coordinator, Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks: We are thrilled to announce … Read More

i Heart OC Online Fundraiser

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Hills For Everyone is participating in the #iHeartOC event this year.  It is 30 hours of giving to your favorite non-profits. Contribute directly to the Orange County Community Foundation with Hills For Everyone as the selected organization!  Your tax-deductible donation will make … Read More

Falconer Added to April 30th Event

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Hills For Everyone has partnered with Joe Roy III of Aerial Predators for a special showing of his birds of prey. Joe, a falconer, will bring his birds for a presentation at our Exclusive Estate Tour.  You’ll also be able to be photographed with the birds after the talk. Not only is … Read More

Claire Schlotterbeck Receives Award

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We are thrilled to recap the award ceremony from Thursday, March 17th.  Claire Schlotterbeck, Executive Director of Hills For Everyone, received the 2016 Conservation Award for her work establishing Chino Hills State Park and protecting the entire Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife … Read More

Chino Hills State Park

"As we celebrate the centennial, we should also remember that, although one act of Congress and a presidential signature can put a park on the map, the work of preserving these places and their stories falls to us too, as citizens, as owners, and it's never done." (David Quammen, National Geographic Magazine "The Power of Parks" January 2016 Edition). We at Hills For Everyone agree. Our work is not done in the Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor. This video shows our legacy project: the protection of Chino Hills State Park from East Fenceline Trail.

Posted by Hills For Everyone on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Power of Parks

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“As we celebrate the centennial, we should also remember that, although one act of Congress and a presidential signature can put a park on the map, the work of preserving these places and their stories falls to us too, as … Read More

2015 Recap Video

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Hills For Everyone had significant accomplishments in 2015 with many challenges across the Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor.  This video captures some of the highlights of our work as well as some of things we will be working on in 2016. … Read More

Yorba Linda Postpones Decision

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The Protect Our Homes and Hills team methodically outlined before the City Council why approving the pre-annexation agreement and road down San Antonio Canyon was not only wrong, but illegal. Residents researched the entire history of the Canyon lots and provided an in … Read More

Madrona Project Overturned in Court

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We just received the ruling from Orange County Judge Robert Moss and couldn’t be more thrilled. We won! He granted our petition almost across the board. He found that Brea violated its own planning documents, that the Environmental Impact Report … Read More

Yorba Linda is Government at Its Worst

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After a terrible display of censorship and squashing First Amendment Rights, Hills For Everyone Executive Director Claire Schlotterbeck calls out the Yorba Linda Planning Commission and staff at its abuse of power.  Residents from Protect Our Homes and Hills were … Read More

Madrona Court Heart

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Today, Hills For Everyone and the Stop Madrona team attended the court hearing before Judge Moss at the Superior Court of California (in Santa Ana).  Sara Clark and Gabriel Ross from Shute, Mihaly and Weinberger represented Hills For Everyone, Sierra Club, … Read More

Fifty Shades of Green Event

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Yorba Linda residents are hard at work under Hills For Everyone’s guidance fighting both Esperanza Hills and Cielo Vista.  Friday, November 6 the residents are offering a fun filled dinner and silent auction. There are a number of cool items, … Read More

Spring Newsletter Released

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The Hills For Everyone newsletter was just released.  It covers a wide variety of topics including Esperanza Hills, Madrona, the State Park entrance road and Discovery Center, trail access closures in the Puente Hills.  Check out the Spring 2015 newsletter or … Read More

Drought Hits Home for New Developments

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Governor Brown issued a mandatory 25% reduction in water use throughout the state for residential consumers as we enter the fourth year of our historic drought.  Additionally the Executive Order also outlines that to save water, the State will “prohibit new homes … Read More

2014 Year in Review

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Hills For Everyone is pleased to release a short video recapping the 2014 Wildlife Corridor preservation efforts.  From Stop Madrona to the Habitat Authority’s 20th Anniversary celebration, we were engaged in hillside protection and celebration efforts throughout the four-county region. … Read More