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

Power Company Files Suit

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Looks like the solar company that had been in a deal for the mega solar factory on Tres Hermanos with the City of Industry is upset at the new joint acquisition. Escrow closed on the Tres Hermanos property on February … Read More

HFE’s February E-Newsletter

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May the green hillsides and snow capped mountains remind you of the importance of our local conservation work. We have two exciting announcements: a settlement agreement preserving the Tres Hermanos property and our annual recap of our work in 2018. … Read More

Tres Hermanos Success

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Here is an article on the Tres Hermanos settlement agreement. Hills For Everyone Executive Director Claire Schlotterbeck is quoted in the article, which highlights why the land was protected and what future uses are allowed. Download the Chino Champion article.

Chino Hills Approves Conservation Deal

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Tonight Hills For Everyone attended in the City of Chino Hills City Council meeting where the City Council approved a settlement agreement for the preservation of the 2,750 acre Tres Hermanos property for open space, public use, and recreation. The … Read More

2018 Recap Video

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Hills For Everyone had several key successes last year, but we continue to face numerous challenges threatening the Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor. This video captures some of the highlights of our work from 2018 including victories with Madrona and the … Read More

KCET Interview to Air 1/15

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We continue to work with Yorba Linda residents from Protect Our Homes and Hills on the Esperanza Hills project. Hills For Everyone consultant Melanie Schlotterbeck was recently interviewed for a KCET-TV program. It is scheduled to air on Tuesday, January … Read More

Fire Commemoration Event Photos

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Hills For Everyone hosted a 10 year commemoration event of the Freeway Complex Fire on Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18 at the Chino Hills State Park Discovery Center.  Thanks to all that stopped by. View the album of … Read More

Recent Interview on Esperanza Hills

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Our consultant Melanie Schlotterbeck worked with the new Spectrum News station which covers local news, talking about the ill-conceived Esperanza Hills project with our friends Protect Our Homes and Hills recently. When it is about to air, we will let you know.

Chino Hills State Park Fire Recovery

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A little early publicity on the Hills For Everyone event this weekend (10-2 Saturday/Sunday) commemorating the Freeway Complex Fire’s 10th Anniversary. This OC Register talks about the recovery of the State Park and lessons learned. Read the Orange County Register … Read More

Freeway Fire Event Saturday & Sunday

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While our friends around the State are suffering with the wind-driven fires, it is a reminder that we too have been there. We know your losses, stay strong. Drop by November 17 & 18 from 10-2 for our Freeway Complex … Read More

Melanie Schlotterbeck Gives Conference Keynote

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Hills For Everyone consultant Melanie Schlotterbeck was the keynote at the Cal State Fullerton Geography Department and CSUF Geography Club’s All Points of the Compass Conference. She discussed the Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor. If your club, groups, of association wants a presentation please … Read More

Hills For Everyone Featured at Conference

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Hills For Everyone consultant Melanie Schlotterbeck will keynote the CSUF Geography Club’s All Points of the Compass Conference tomorrow (Friday, November 2nd). The focus of her presentation is the Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor. Get more details below. Her presentation is … Read More

Fire Commemoration Event

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As the Santa Ana winds return to our area this fall season, we are reminded of their devastating effect 10 years ago when the winds drove the Freeway Complex Fire to burn over 30,000 acres in four counties. In addition, … Read More

Industry Terminates Tres Hermanos Solar Agreement

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Another twist in the solar farm story for the City of Industry and Tres Hermanos. Apparently, they City has terminated its lease agreement with the San Gabriel Valley Water and Power–who is now contesting the termination. Concerns cited by one … Read More

Hacienda Heights Support for Corridor Work

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We are so grateful to the Hacienda Heights Improvement Association for supporting our work protecting the Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor and that of the Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority. Thank you for the recognition and contribution to our efforts.

Industry Subpeona’s Solar Factory Developer

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Last Friday, the City of Industry City Council voted to subpoena the solar factory developer (San Gabriel Valley Water and Power LLC) to provide records on how Industry’s $20 million loan was spent. So far, the City only has photos … Read More

Edison Steps Away From Tres Hermanos Solar Project

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Southern California Edison was in on the deal with the City of Industry to build the solar factory on Upper Tonner Canyon. But it appears things are unraveling. Records in the City of Diamond Bar and Chino Hills’ lawsuits are … Read More

Winter 2018

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Winter 2018 (PDF – 753 KB) Highlights: The Wins Keep Coming! (Madrona) Esperanza Hills Mary Hanson’s Passing Yes on Prop. 68 Powder Canyon History Activities With Legislators Burn It Where You Buy It Spring = Mating Season Raceway Proposed Next to … Read More

No Surprise, People Start Fires in Fire Prone Areas

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Guess what? Those very high fire hazard severity zones (you know, the places most likely to burn) are where the fastest residential development is occurring in Southern California. And, interestingly–according to this new study–people in those zones are most likely … Read More

New Preserve Name Revealed

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In 2011 The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) purchased the Hayashi property in Brea’s Carbon Canyon. It lies adjacent to Chino Hills State Park at the juncture of Soquel and Carbon Creeks. The land was purchased as mitigation for OCTA’s … Read More

Recap Video for 2017

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We are pleased to provide a recap of our activities in 2017 and for all of the support that allowed us to take action and to win environmental battles on several fronts. This approximately two minute video highlights the wildflower … Read More

Renaming Seven Nature Preserves

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In 2006, Orange County voters approved transportation sales tax, Renewed Measure M, which included funding for mitigation of freeway projects. One of the properties protected by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is next to Chino Hills State Park. OCTA … Read More

Off-Road Motorsports Facility Proposed

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Did you know that there is an off-road motorsports facility proposed for 133 acres adjacent to Chino Hills State Park and the 71 freeway in Riverside County? Yep. Hills For Everyone Executive Director Claire Schlotterbeck attended the Notice of Preparation … Read More

Hills For Everyone’s Work Featured at CSU Fullerton

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Hills For Everyone Consultant Melanie Schlotterbeck presented at the annual CSUF Geography Club “All Points of the Compass” Conference today. She is an alumni of the Geography Department and focused the presentation on how geography tools (both environmental and planning) have been used to help … Read More

Fall 2017 Newsletter

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Fall 2017 (PDF – 726 KB) Highlights: Chino Hills State Park Legislative Champion Dies Your Chance to Save Land Preserve Hours Reduced City of Industry Shenanigans Continue Project Updates Three Easy Ways to Help Hills For Everyone After the newsletter was … Read More

Madrona Appeal Victory

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Yesterday the Esperanza Hills appellate court victory was announced to Yorba Linda residents and today we get to announce Madrona’s court victory. YES! We just received word from our attorneys at Shute, Mihaly, and Weinberger that the 4th District Court of Appeals … Read More

Esperanza Hills Victory

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We just learned that the 4th District Court of Appeals rendered its decision on our appeal of the original 2015 lawsuit. We won–again!! In this appeal stemming from the original lawsuit, we included four issues that we had lost. They were: … Read More

Chino Hills Sues Over Tres Hermanos Sale

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The City of Chino Hills will file a lawsuit against the Oversight Committee, City of Industry’s Successor Agency, and the State Department of Finance. The City of Chino Hills says the City of Industry has been less than forthcoming with … Read More

Traffic Leads to Conservation

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Hills For Everyone’s Claire Schlotterbeck got a shout out for creating Chino Hills State Park in this article. You could say the apple does not fall far from the tree with daughter Melanie Schlotterbeck featured in the article. Read the … Read More

Our Position on Tres Hermanos

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A solar farm sounds environmental, but Industry can’t be trusted. Industry’s minions sabotaged the purchase of the Boy Scout Reservation in 2001 when it could have gone to a land trust. Industry’s leaders are now actively spreading the lie that … Read More

Habitat Authority Preserve Hours Change

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The Puente Hills Habitat Authority Preserve hours are changing effective Monday, September 18, 2017… please make note. June – September 9 AM – 6 PM October – May 9 AM – 5 PM This applies to Sycamore Canyon, Hacienda Hills, … Read More