BY K.P. SANDER
Eastvale – With the second, and dare we say much needed, Starbucks location at Archibald and Schleisman (I mean, what if you aren’t heading in the direction of the Starbucks in the Ralph’s shopping center?) opening mid April, two additional businesses opened their doors with a ceremonious Ribbon Cutting.
Ponino’s Pizzarena: If you are familiar with the Original Graziano’s Pizza in Ontario, then you can appreciate the grand opening of their sister location in the Cloverdale Marketplace at Limonite and Hamner avenues on April 12. Says owner, Lee Turriciano, “We are fortunate to finally be in Eastvale; it’s been a long time coming.”
With bright, welcoming décor, and a business philosophy that caters to local sports teams, Turriciano says they are all about quality. “We make our own sauce and dough daily, use real cheese and fresh ingredients,” he adds. Their menu has a wide variety of choices to satisfy any appetite.
With a game room, party rooms, and a spacious dining area, there is plenty of space for teams and families to coincide in a friendly atmosphere to celebrate a team victory, or a regular weekly pizza night.
New Day Christian Church: On a cool April 26 morning, Eastvale’s first official church building opened its doors. While they were fortunate enough to have their site completed for Easter Sunday services, New Day Christian Church’s appreciation for what has transpired was very apparent at the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Dignitaries Mayor Ike Bootsma, Assemblyman Eric Linder, Brad Dupray (Senior Vice President of Church Development Fund), New Day church members, and many other City of Eastvale guests were present to share in the celebration of the 8,530 square foot worship center that has finally come to fruition on the 4.36 acre property next to the fire station on A Street. The realization of this building was many years in the making, and Pastor Ed Moreno couldn’t be more pleased, or more humbled. “When you look at this place, look to God, for we had very little to do with it,” says Moreno.
With much of the labor and materials either donated or provided at cost, the concrete tilt-up is a welcome addition to the City of Eastvale, and inspiration to the other, now mobile, churches in the City. As Mayor Bootsma said, “As you know all churches in Eastvale meet in schools and homes. It is exciting that New Day has opened its doors as the very first church here.”
JCSD Sewer Project: While the growth of Eastvale is very apparent above ground with new homes and businesses all around, a big part of the development is happening below ground. You may have noticed that many of the streets, especially those close to Limonite and Archibald, are undergoing changes. As part of Jurupa Community Services District’s (JCSD) ongoing capital improvement projects, they have been installing and upgrading the sewer system and non-potable waterlines throughout Eastvale and Jurupa Valley.
According to a press release from JCSD, this Master Plan B Trunk Sewer and Non-Potable Waterline project includes major construction in order to upgrade and improve the community’s sewer system infrastructure and to build the first major non-potable water supply line in the region.
This construction began March 10 and is expected to continue until May 23, 2014, with a portion of the project continuing through August. Segments of this project involve lane reductions and closures; however, designated detours will redirect motorists.