Rain in Chino

 Posted by on February 3, 2017
Feb 032017

It’s barely February, but Chino has already been hit with more than half of our yearly average for rain this year.

In January of this year Chino received 7.55 inches of rain. Which is good news here in Southern California. Everyone in California knows about the drought problems. While many residents made the effort to conserve water the state really needed some good rainfall. Last year’s El Nino weather system was supposed to bring plenty, but 2016 didn’t live up to the hype. This year things are already looking better.

Here is a side by side comparison. On the left is a drought monitor image from December 27, 2016. On the right, from January 31, 2017. (Source: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/MapsAndData/WeeklyComparison.aspx)

California Drought before and after January 2017

Color Guide – Intensity Levels

  • Yellow – D0 (Abnormally Dry)
  • Beige – D1 (Moderate Drought)
  • Orange – D2 (Severe Drought)
  • Red – D3 (Extreme Drought)
  • Maroon – D4 (Exceptional Drought)

You can see how much of a difference the past few weeks of rain made. We’re glad to have the rain and are looking forward to a beautiful green spring in Chino.

As usual, with rain in Chino comes snow in the mountains. Check back soon. Our next post will share some of our favorite places to drive to from Somerset Apartments in Chino for snow day activities.

Aug 062013

We’re excited to announce that National Night Out will be taking place at Somerset Apartments on Tuesday, August 6 from 5pm to 6pm.

National Night Out is a nation-wide event held to:

  • bring awareness for crime prevention
  • develop support and participation in anti-crime programs
  • strengthen partnerships between police and the community
  • send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

We will be hosting the event near the barbecue/pool area near the front of the Somerset Apartment complex and are looking forward to a great event.

The Chino Police Department and Target will be visiting local neighborhoods to provide information on police and city resources.  They will be giving away FREE stuff.

If you’re interested in attending this year’s event and would like to get a feel for what the event has in-store watch this video from last years National Night Out Event.

Looking forward to having a great event!  Hope to see you all there!

National Night Out event to be held at Somerset Apartments in Chino, CA. Inland Empire.

National Night Out


Somerset Apartments is pleased to announce that we are launching our official Facebook page. Like our page in order to keep up with the latest news about the community. Here we will post events such as our BBQs, game nights, movie screenings, or other events. You will also be able to get the latest emergency alerts and notices on any maintenance or construction that may be happening. And of course, we hope to share plenty of pictures of our wonderful community.

Somerset Apartments in Chino Facebook Page

Somerset Apartments in Chino

We hope to reach out to members of our community and hear what is on their mind so we can respond to the needs of residents. If you have a question, comment, concern, or just want to say “Hi!”, you will be able to reach us through our Facebook page. We want the Facebook page to be a place where neighbors can communicate and get to know each other a little more. Residents can talk about what is going on in their neighborhood in order to make living at Somerset Apartments a more pleasant experience for everyone.

The page is live now, and you can Like us at the Somerset Apartments in Chino Facebook Page. As always, you can also drop by our office or call us at (909) 627-2717.

Somerset Harvest BBQ

 Posted by on October 21, 2012
Oct 212012

The annual Somerset Harvest BBQ took place this October at Somerset Apartments in Chino. We had a great time!

Aug 242012

National Night Out

 Posted by on August 24, 2012
Aug 242012

On August 7th, the City of Chino, along with other cities in the region, participated in the National Night Out. The country-wide event is organized by the National Association of Town Watch, and aims to increase crime and drug prevention by getting local residents more involved. Last year over 37 million people in over 15,000 communities took part in the event. As part of the National Night Out communities held block parties, festivals, rallies, town meetings, and even parades.

Somerset Apartments was proud to welcome the local police and fire department who gave out crime prevention and safety information, as well as educated residents about the different programs the city has available for residents. Aside from demos and information, there were also raffles and lots of giveaways. The city-sponsored event was only one of 22 events held within the city. From organizations such as local churches and Target (official sponsor) to neighborhood watches, people from all over were getting together to promote safety and bond with their neighbors. With so much going on, there was plenty of food and entertainment for everyone.

The National Night Out got its start back in 1984 and has been happening every August since then. Every year there are more and more communities and people participating. It’s not only a good way to make residents more aware of safety, but it also allows neighbors to come together and get to know each other better. With neighbors looking out for each other and working together with the police, residents can lower crime in their communities. Last year Chino Hills ranked 32nd for participation compared to other cities of the same size, and Ontario came in 5th. Clearly So-Cal residents are enthusiastic about getting involved and showing their support for law enforcement. Best of all, these events are always free.


Somerset Apartment Hosts National Night Out


Every month residents of Somerset Apartments in Chino get together to play Bunco.

Bunco Event at Somerset Apartments in Chino

Bunco originally came from an 18th century English dice game called 8-dice cloth.  It transported its way to San Francisco in the mid-1800s as a gambling activity where it gave its name to gambling parlors . . . or bunco parlors.  Bunco has had its ups and downs over the years since it’s introduction to the United States seeing resurgences shortly after the Civil War, during Prohibition, and again in the 1980’s.

The Somerset residents have been coming to play Bunco together for years and plan to continue playing Bunco together for the foreseeable future.  Each month a new person hosts the Bunco event and provides food for everyone.  Then, the Bunco game begins. Players roll dice and move from table to table.

Bunco is a lot of fun. The players have a great time which is why they come back every month; some players no longer live in the apartments, but they still come back to play and reconnect with old friends.  It’s a great experience and a testament to the great people associated with the Somerset Apartments in Chino.

The people and staff at Somerset Apartments are friendly and the people who live here know they’re at home.  Bunco is not the only time residents get together . . . there are BBQ’s, Bingo nights, Movie nights and a variety of other events that bring the people of Somerset Apartments together to build a strong community.  Stay tuned for more updates on the Somerset Apartments and the residents who live here.

If you’re interested in becoming a part of the Somerset community please call Brandi McCombs at (909) 627-2717.

Somerset Apartments | 12180 Ramona Ave | Chino CA | (909) 627-2717