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City of Eastvale News Complete Print Edition – November 2022

The City of Eastvale News covers local news for Eastvale, Norco, Corona, Jurupa Valley, Mira Loma, Chino, Chino Hills and more. Click the following link to access the complete issue in pdf format:

Don’t Cry When I’m Gone

By Michael Armijo (2001)

I’ve left this earth and you’re still here crying. Well, don’t cry now that I’m gone. You see, I’m free.  Free of the responsibilities that came with life.  I can’t hear anymore; I can’t see what you see.   I’m a pure and flowing spirit that will roam and feel the energy of life. When I shed my body I shed the tears, the pain and the torment that came with it.  I waited all my life to feel what I’m feeling now.  I waited what felt like an eternity.  I lived a good life on earth, so now I will lead a good life in my next step.  Just as I was taken from the womb of my mother and lived that life completely, I am now taken from this life to live yet another.

I am happy, as each life gets easier, stronger, better. I no longer know pain, so when you are in it, I cannot see you.  I only know love, so when you follow it, I will watch you shine.  Just as I do not remember my life in my mother’s womb, I do not remember the life I had on earth.  All I know is that I am truly happy now.   My world now is the world that I’ve built in my heart while on Earth.   My world is the one I had always hoped for.  It is beautiful.   It is wonderful.   It is mine.  But I must tell you, enjoy your life as I am now enjoying mine.  It’ll go quicker than you can ever imagine, it travels faster than you’ll ever believe.  One day you will look up and your life will be over.  Enjoy today completely and contently as tomorrow may never come.   Tomorrow never came for me.

So please don’t cry when I’m gone, be happy for me as I was always happy for you.  And please remember to live life with compassion and character, hope and pride, and love and peace, because the love you’ve embedded in your heart today is the love you’ll hold onto forever.

In Loving Memory of Michael Anthony Armijo 1/20/1964- 10/22/2020

Prayer

By Melody Kraemer

Every morning I wake up and thank the Lord for another day and always ask to protect my family as we go off for the day in our separate directions.

On one day last week, I was praying and said Amen. However, I bowed my head again, asked for protection for my family, and said Amen. For some reason, I did this four times this morning. Something in my heart kept telling me to keep praying.

Little did I know what would transpire on this day. But, according to the timeline of this incident, twenty-five minutes after my prayers, I learned that they had lost my boy at school.

The story of events from that morning: The kids all lined up at the gate and were all there, so they proceeded to walk to class. All but one. My son. He wandered off. I am still unsure why the teachers were front-leading the “autism” class instead of behind them. Oh, that’s right; they did mention that the aide, that is usually in the back called off sick that day.

When the teacher told me what happened, it made it sound as if he was missing for a few minutes, but come to find out, he was missing around 10-plus minutes or so before they figured he was gone.

Once they realized he was missing, they ran out and found my boy in another person’s car. He had buckled himself in and wanted to go home. I am thankful for this parent. She was kind to my son. She had to get the principal, and the principal had to coax him out of this stranger’s car as he was asking for mommy.

They told me about it after school. All the what if’s crossed my mind. My heart broke, but I didn’t cause a scene, yell or scream. I drove off and broke down in tears.

At that moment, I knew why I had prayed so hard that morning for God to keep us safe.

Psalm 121:7-8 NIV

7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; 8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forever more.

Melody Kraemer is the Editor and Publisher of AutismMomAdventures.com. Follow her on Instagram @lifewithmelody_k. Tik Tok @lifewithmelodyk and Facebook.com/autismmomadventures. For more information or general encouragement, feel free to email her at: autismmomofboys@gmail.com

Directing Traffic

By Mark Hopper

My wife taught sixth grade at Chaparral Middle School in Diamond Bar California. She loved her students and they loved her too. She made learning fun and helped students succeed.

One of the worst things about teaching at Chaparral was the volume of traffic at the beginning and end of each school day. Like most teachers Jeanne got to school early to avoid the crush of cars.

When I was driving to my office one day I noticed the traffic light near Jeanne’s school was out. There were no flashing red lights either. Most people were stopping but some were not. Clearly this was a dangerous situation. There was a long line of southbound cars trying to turn on to the street leading to the school. There were also a long line of cars on the residential street trying to get away from the school after they had dropped off their students.

But the cars going northbound lane of Diamond Bar Blvd were not stopping. They drove right through the intersection without slowing or stopping. It seemed like there would be an accident at any moment.

I pulled over on the side street and got out of my car. I carefully walked out into to the middle of the intersection and motioned for all of the approaching cars to stop. Then I began to direct traffic on all four sides of the intersection. I would allow 10-15 cars to go one way and did the same with the traffic going the opposite way. I also alternated the cars making left turns. Gradually traffic improved and accidents were avoided.

Eventually a motorcycle officer arrived on the scene. I asked him if he wanted to take over but he told me I was doing a pretty good job. One of my wife’s students ran into her classroom to report that her husband was out in the middle of Diamond Bar Blvd directing traffic. She didn’t believe him at first but several other students confirmed his story.

Finally the police officer did take over and I went on to work. It was a crazy situation but thankfully no one was hurt. There is a passage in the Bible in Luke chapter 15 about a Good Samaritan who stopped to help a stranger who had been robbed and injured. Let me encourage you to follow his example and be willing to stop and help when you face an unexpected situation. You may save a life or prevent serious injury to a stranger. You will be glad you did and they will too. 

Read 365 more stories and articles (one for every day of the year) in the book Let me Encourage You by Mark Hopper. You can purchase two copies for only $30 plus postage ($5). Buy one for yourself and one to give a friend. Order your copies at mark@efreedb.org.

Depth

By Pastor Dennis Morales

“Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:6-7

There are many advertisements for virtual tours of homes everywhere you turn nowadays. Cyberspace has opened opportunities and a whole new world of virtual experiences to the online and “connected” generation. But one thing we can agree on is that the virtual experience isn’t reality. Its life like, but not the real thing. On TV we see house hunters who get to see and smell the home, we are just spectators. Online you can have a 360-degree view, but with a virtual experience, you don’t see the neighborhood, you don’t hear the neighbors you can’t appreciate the colors or materials up close and personal. The virtual world is a copy of the real world. The virtual world is not a true measure of the world, but a copy, and a superficial one at most. It’s possible as a person in this life to live superficially, and walk a talk a good game, but have no depth.

The Apostle Paul encourages the Colossian church to “let your roots grow down…let your lives be built on Him.” He was calling the church to grow and not be superficial. Paul says don’t live life as though we’re on a virtual tour. We do this when we live as if there is no deeper meaning or purpose to our lives. Sadly, people seem to be completely unaware of the danger of living only on the surface. Paul says don’t measure by the world’s standards. Build on him, grow your faith, and you will overflow with thankfulness. Some measure others by height – that is, how high they climb the ladder of achievement. Someone may be worth a million bucks, but also be empty inside.

Scripture says that it measures a person by his depth. Like a tree, everything depends on its roots. The psalmist said “…his delight is in the law of the Lord… he will be like a tree firmly planted…” (Psalm 1:1-3). The true measure of a person isn’t influence, stature, or success, but the depth of his life. Be sure your foundation is the Lord; Build your house on the rock.

Calvary Chapel Eastvale meets Sundays 8:30 & 10:30 am at Eastvale Elementary. Visit their website at http://www.calvaryeastvale.org. Download their app to be up to date on all events. Livestream, YouTube live, and Facebook live is available.

Here We Grow

Businesses Now Open

Staff Reports

Courtesy: City of Eastvale

Eastvale – Several new businesses have officially opened in Eastvale.  

Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheesecake recently opened at 4916 Hamner Avenue, Suite #110.

Tetsushi Mizokami founded the original Uncle Tetsu in Hakata, Japan in 1985, according to the City. “Since its debut, Tetsushi’s cheesecakes have become an international phenomenon and stores have been opened throughout the nation. These made-from-scratch cakes combine the richness of American cheesecake with the lightness of French soufflés. They’re admired for their lighter quality and balanced sweetness that provide the perfect taste and texture combination.”

Crying Tiger Thai Bistro & Bar has also officially opened their doors in Eastvale. At Crying Tiger, you will enjoy dried curry beef, pad thai, their signature crying tiger dish, crab omelets, eggplant tofu, and so much more. This eatery has upscale seating options and a full bar with signature drinks. Crying Tiger Thai Bistro & Bar is located at The Station and is open Sunday through Saturday, between 11:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Crying Tiger’s neighbor, Sunright Tea Studio, has also opened as well. Sunright Tea Studio offers various drinks, including pudding boba milk, Oreo brulee boba, red bean boba, cheese foam drinks, taro frosties, lattes, matcha, and many others. They are located at 49160 Hamner Avenue, Suite 100 and are open every day from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

A few ribbon cuttings also took place in September, welcoming two newest businesses: 9Round Fitness and Serene Medical Aesthetics. 9Round is a kickboxing fitness studio that is located at The Merge at 14063 Limonite Ave, Suite 140. Serene Aesthetics Med Spa is located at the Marketplace at the Enclave at 14252 Schleisman Road.

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

By En yu Chang

“It takes ten years of practice for one minute on the stage” a piece of melodic music, a beautiful dance, a set of accurate expressions, plus the audience’s applause, this is dance. Since I was a kid, I’ve loved dancing, especially aerial yoga, and K-pop dance.

After successfully setting up a dance workshop for small children at our church, I soon realized that I enjoyed teaching children to dance as much as I enjoyed dancing. Especially during the pandemic, when most children became languid and inactive in isolation of varying degrees, I relished the reward of watching children break out of their shells and have fun. Introvert children and those who were the only child in their families took more patient coaxing and empathic listening. Still, when they got into the music and paid attention to unison and formation, my sense of accomplishment and joy was all the sweeter. We turn no one away.

As the President of Dancing With The Kids Club, I’m inviting the church, kindergarten, and elementary school educators to kindly open the door and allow us to come to sign up for dance sessions. We can work out the arrangements. The sessions will culminate in a performance show funded entirely by our club’s fundraising drives at no cost to your school.

The following is my contact information: Remind: @erhsdwtk; Instagram: erhs_dwtk; Website: https://erhsdwtk.web.app/; and Email: erhsdancingwiththekids@gmail.com

I might not be the best dancer this side of Twice, but I’m a very good dance teacher.

Three years of working with children and learning choreography have served me well. Our children are urged in my workshop to dance like nobody’s watching, but they will always be comfortable knowing that whenever they dance off or even goof off, I’m there watching and admiring.

Here We Grow

Businesses Now Open

Staff Reports

Eastvale – Several new businesses have officially opened in Eastvale.  

Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheesecake recently opened at 4916 Hamner Avenue, Suite #110.

Tetsushi Mizokami founded the original Uncle Tetsu in Hakata, Japan in 1985, according to the City. “Since its debut, Tetsushi’s cheesecakes have become an international phenomenon and stores have been opened throughout the nation. These made-from-scratch cakes combine the richness of American cheesecake with the lightness of French soufflés. They’re admired for their lighter quality and balanced sweetness that provide the perfect taste and texture combination.”

Courtesy: City of Eastvale

Crying Tiger Thai Bistro & Bar has also officially opened their doors in Eastvale. At Crying Tiger, you will enjoy dried curry beef, pad thai, their signature crying tiger dish, crab omelets, eggplant tofu, and so much more. This eatery has upscale seating options and a full bar with signature drinks. Crying Tiger Thai Bistro & Bar is located at The Station and is open Sunday through Saturday, between 11:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Crying Tiger’s neighbor, Sunright Tea Studio, has also opened as well. Sunright Tea Studio offers various drinks, including pudding boba milk, Oreo brulee boba, red bean boba, cheese foam drinks, taro frosties, lattes, matcha, and many others. They are located at 49160 Hamner Avenue, Suite 100 and are open every day from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

A few ribbon cuttings also took place in September, welcoming two newest businesses: 9Round Fitness and Serene Medical Aesthetics. 9Round is a kickboxing fitness studio that is located at The Merge at 14063 Limonite Ave, Suite 140. Serene Aesthetics Med Spa is located at the Marketplace at the Enclave at 14252 Schleisman Road.

City of Eastvale News Complete Print Edition – October 2022

The City of Eastvale News covers local news for Eastvale, Norco, Corona, Jurupa Valley, Mira Loma, Chino, Chino Hills and more. Click the following link to access the complete issue in pdf format:

Crime Recap

Staff Reports

Eastvale – In the last month, one major crime took place in the City of Eastvale and the Sheriff’s Department issued several announcements.

This information is courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department:

On October 17, 2022, at 12:14 AM, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a shooting at a residence in the 12000 block of Craigburn Circle in Eastvale. Upon arriving, deputies located two males suffering from gunshot wounds. One male was pronounced deceased at the scene and the other male was transported to a nearby hospital for further medical care. A crime scene was secured and the Central Homicide Unit responded to assume the investigation. The identities of the victims are being withheld pending next of kin notification. There are no suspects outstanding and the investigation is on-going.

Update: The victim in this case has been identified as Kelvin Jackett, a 51-year-old male resident of Eastvale. The investigation is on-going.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are encouraged to call Investigator Manjarrez of the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Medina of the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station 951-955-2600.

This information is courtesy of our Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Department:

The City of Eastvale’s Special Enforcement Team (SET) has also been extremely busy this year handling all types of criminal activity including illegal residential indoor marijuana cultivation. The process of converting a residence into an indoor marijuana nursery in the City of Eastvale is not only illegal under California law but it also brings hefty fines from city Code Enforcement. Additionally, the amount of electricity used to operate an indoor marijuana nursery not only poses a fire danger to the home, but places neighboring homes in danger who share the same power box. Residential power lines were not designed to draw 15 times the amount of power compared to the consumption of a normal family household.

To put all this into perspective, the Eastvale SET team recently served a search warrant at [an Eastvale] residence and located an indoor marijuana nursery. The occupants of the home were arrested for felony charges and the home owners were provided with a hefty $250,000 fine from Code Enforcement. As far as the amount of power draw from this home, the electricity bills ranged between $5,000 and $6,000 per month. That’s a lot of power!

The Eastvale SET team highly discourages anyone from operating and indoor marijuana nursery in the City of Eastvale. If you know anyone in the City of Eastvale or believe your neighbors are operating a residential indoor marijuana nursery, please contact the Eastvale Special Enforcement Team by calling the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600. You can remain anonymous.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department also issued the follow news release:

October is National Pedestrian Safety Month and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department—Jurupa Valley Station, will raise awareness about the safety of people walking throughout the month, emphasizing that “safe drivers, safe speeds and safe vehicles save lives.”

“Whether in a parking lot, crosswalk, or sidewalk, we are all pedestrians at one point,” Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Deputy Richard Comstock said. “Drivers, please slow down and be extra careful around people walking. Put yourself in their shoes and drive how you would want someone to drive when you are walking.”

The safety of people outside of vehicles is a significant traffic safety concern, with at least two pedestrians or bicyclists killed on California roads every day. Between 2010 and 2019 in California, pedestrian deaths increased more than 40 percent and bicyclist deaths went up more than 60 percent. In 2020, 6,516 pedestrians were killed in the United States an average of 18 pedestrians a day and one pedestrian killed every 81 minutes.

Speeding, poor lighting, mid-block crossing and impairment are the main factors in pedestrians being struck by vehicles.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department—Jurupa Valley Station, offers the following safe driving and walking tips:

Drivers

  • Do not speed and slow down at intersections. Be prepared to stop for pedestrians at marked and unmarked crosswalks.
  • Avoid blocking crosswalks while waiting to make a right-hand turn.
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Pedestrians

  • Use signalized crosswalks where drivers expect foot traffic.
  • Watch for approaching vehicles and be careful crossing the street, especially busier streets with higher speed limits. At 30 mph, a driver needs at least 90 feet to come to a stop.
  • Get in the habit of wearing light colors, reflective material, and walking with a flashlight at night so it is easier for drivers to see you.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Eastvale Election On Nov. 8

Staff Reports

Eastvale – The community is encouraged to vote on Nov. 8 for our next elected Eastvale City Councilmembers. Each of the five Councilmembers are directly elected by the registered voters of their district, according to the City. There are four open Council seats for Districts 1, 3, 4, and 5. District 2 will be open to vote in 2024.

The positions of Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem are not directly elected. The elected City Council will select the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem and those positions typically serve a calendar year.

The current qualified City Council candidates include the following:

District 1: Todd Rigby

District 3: Clint Lorimore

District 4: Raul Gutierrez, Anuradha Saini, and Jocelyn Yow

District 5: Michael McMinn, Michelle Sheen, and Richard Duran

To determine which district you can vote for, enter your address at https://www.eastvaleca.gov/government/city-clerk-s-office/elections

You can also vote early in person at any of the 11-day or 4-day Vote Centers in Riverside County.

The following in-person vote center will take place from Oct. 29 – Nov. 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and on Election Day, Nov. 8 from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.:

– Harada Neighborhood Center Activity Room C – 13099 65th Street, 91752

The following in-person vote centers will take place from Nov. 5 – Nov. 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and on Election Day, Nov. 8 from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.:

– City of Eastvale City Hall Council Chamber – 12363 Limonite Ave, Suite 910, 91752

– Eleanor Roosevelt High School Library – 7447 Scholar Way, 91751

– Rosa Parks Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room – 13830 Whispering Hills Drive, 91752

The following mail drop off centers will be available from Oct. 11 – Nov. 7, Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and on Election Day, Nov. 8 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

– Eastvale Community Center – 13820 Schleisman Road, 91752

The following mail drop off centers will be available from Oct. 11 – Nov. 7 during regular City business hours and on Election Day, Nov. 8 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

– City of Eastvale City Hall Council Chamber – 12363 Limonite Ave, Suite 910, 91752

To find out more about the other Vote Centers located in Riverside County, visit www.voteinfo.net. For questions about voting at City Hall or the Community Center, reach out to cityclerk@eastvaleca.gov.

Crime Recap

Staff Reports

Eastvale – In the last month, one major crime took place in the City of Eastvale and the Sheriff’s Department issued several announcements.

This information is courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department:

On October 17, 2022, at 12:14 AM, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a shooting at a residence in the 12000 block of Craigburn Circle in Eastvale. Upon arriving, deputies located two males suffering from gunshot wounds. One male was pronounced deceased at the scene and the other male was transported to a nearby hospital for further medical care. A crime scene was secured and the Central Homicide Unit responded to assume the investigation. The identities of the victims are being withheld pending next of kin notification. There are no suspects outstanding and the investigation is on-going.

Update: The victim in this case has been identified as Kelvin Jackett, a 51-year-old male resident of Eastvale. The investigation is on-going.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are encouraged to call Investigator Manjarrez of the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Medina of the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station 951-955-2600.

This information is courtesy of our Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Department:

The City of Eastvale’s Special Enforcement Team (SET) has also been extremely busy this year handling all types of criminal activity including illegal residential indoor marijuana cultivation. The process of converting a residence into an indoor marijuana nursery in the City of Eastvale is not only illegal under California law but it also brings hefty fines from city Code Enforcement. Additionally, the amount of electricity used to operate an indoor marijuana nursery not only poses a fire danger to the home, but places neighboring homes in danger who share the same power box. Residential power lines were not designed to draw 15 times the amount of power compared to the consumption of a normal family household.

To put all this into perspective, the Eastvale SET team recently served a search warrant at [an Eastvale] residence and located an indoor marijuana nursery. The occupants of the home were arrested for felony charges and the home owners were provided with a hefty $250,000 fine from Code Enforcement. As far as the amount of power draw from this home, the electricity bills ranged between $5,000 and $6,000 per month. That’s a lot of power!

The Eastvale SET team highly discourages anyone from operating and indoor marijuana nursery in the City of Eastvale. If you know anyone in the City of Eastvale or believe your neighbors are operating a residential indoor marijuana nursery, please contact the Eastvale Special Enforcement Team by calling the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600. You can remain anonymous.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department also issued the follow news release:

October is National Pedestrian Safety Month and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department—Jurupa Valley Station, will raise awareness about the safety of people walking throughout the month, emphasizing that “safe drivers, safe speeds and safe vehicles save lives.”

“Whether in a parking lot, crosswalk, or sidewalk, we are all pedestrians at one point,” Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Deputy Richard Comstock said. “Drivers, please slow down and be extra careful around people walking. Put yourself in their shoes and drive how you would want someone to drive when you are walking.”

The safety of people outside of vehicles is a significant traffic safety concern, with at least two pedestrians or bicyclists killed on California roads every day. Between 2010 and 2019 in California, pedestrian deaths increased more than 40 percent and bicyclist deaths went up more than 60 percent. In 2020, 6,516 pedestrians were killed in the United States an average of 18 pedestrians a day and one pedestrian killed every 81 minutes.

Speeding, poor lighting, mid-block crossing and impairment are the main factors in pedestrians being struck by vehicles.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department—Jurupa Valley Station, offers the following safe driving and walking tips:

Drivers

  • Do not speed and slow down at intersections. Be prepared to stop for pedestrians at marked and unmarked crosswalks.
  • Avoid blocking crosswalks while waiting to make a right-hand turn.
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Pedestrians

  • Use signalized crosswalks where drivers expect foot traffic.
  • Watch for approaching vehicles and be careful crossing the street, especially busier streets with higher speed limits. At 30 mph, a driver needs at least 90 feet to come to a stop.
  • Get in the habit of wearing light colors, reflective material, and walking with a flashlight at night so it is easier for drivers to see you.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

October Events In Eastvale

Staff Reports

Eastvale – Stop by these fun events this month and enjoy with your family and friends. 

If your family loves spooky fun, stop by the City’s annual Eek!Vale event on Saturday, October 22 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, October 23, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will take place at 13200 Citrus Street, Eastvale. You will enjoy a fun haunted house tour and haunted maze, pumpkin derby, pumpkin patch, live music, rock walls, inflatables, food trucks, and cultural vendors and art displays. Everything from the entrance, to the parking, to the maze, to the entertainment is FREE! The Eastvale Girls Softball Association (EGSA) will also co-host the annual trunk-or-treat event.

The Eek!Vale event will also celebrate Día De Los Muertos and feature an Ofrenda created by the community. Ofrenda’s are normally decorated with photographs, food, drinks, flowers, candles, and more to honor loved ones who have passed. This year, a community ofrenda will be set up during the entirety of Eek!Vale. Visitors are welcome to submit photos of their loved ones to events@eastvaleca.gov and they will be printed them out and added to the ofrenda along with treats and music.

Another great event is Calvary Chapel Eastvale’s annual Bright Night on October 31. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Orchard Park. Come enjoy a free event of decorated booths, candy, jumpers, music, and food. Visit calvaryeastvale.org for more information.

If you’re looking for something scarier on October 31,stop by the Coffin Creek Haunted House located at 14600 Baron Rd., Eastvale CA. 92880. Coffin Creek has haunted attractions and the Dark Shadow Market. Visit their spooky website at Coffincreek.com for more information.

Focusing On What’s Right in Your Life

By Nancy Stoops

For years my patients have asked me to provide them with coping skills. Over the years I have offered many but learning to focus on what’s right about your life is the most powerful coping skill and tool I know. It is the very thing that causes gratitude verses self-pity. As many of you know I have lost everybody in my biological family. One brother committed suicide, the other brother was murdered, my father passed from pancreatic cancer and three summers ago my mother died. When I share my story people are always astonished because I’m such a positive and happy person. For decades I have learned to focus on what’s right in my life. I don’t focus on the death and grief instead I focus on all the blessings in my life. Truth be told I’m honored and grateful for each and every day I have in this world. Despite the tragedies of my life, I have travelled all around the world, I have two published books on Amazon, I have a thriving private practice, I have had three amazing therapy dogs, and I have had many close-up experiences with large wild animals and have had the pleasure of working with healers from all around the world. I also have one amazing son and two phenomenal grandchildren and a loving husband of forty years. I am truly blessed!

So now think about all the good that you have in your life verses the bad. Make sure that you’re practicing gratitude verses self-pity. I promise if you do you will see phenomenal changes in your life and your mindset. Please don’t deny yourself your best version of you and your best life. Having the correct mindset can literally cause miracles in your life. Being your best self can help you find Nirvana on earth!!!!

This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T. Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a private practice in Diamond Bar and is currently accepting new clients; she is also a motivational speaker who can inspire your employees or group members. Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups on how to manage anger. For more information about any of these services feel free to contact her at (909) 229-0727. You may e-mail Nancy at nancystoops@verizon.net. You may purchase Nancy’s books Live Heal and Grow and Midnight the Therapy Dog at Amazon.com.

Hurtful Text

By Melody Kraemer

It’s been a year since I received an ugly, mean text. Have you ever had a moment in time, which I’m sure you have had, where someone has done something to you or has hurt you? The first thing I’m sure you want to do is to get back at them or say something. With every ounce of my being, I wanted to reply and say some ugly stuff regarding that text.

To this day, I still don’t understand how someone could use the “F” word in such an ugly fashion and follow that up by wishing I wasn’t involved in my kid’s life. I would never say such an ugly thing regardless of my feelings towards any human being.

But it was said and hurtful; I’m sure this person meant it to be very painful. When I read it that day, it was like a knife going through my heart; how could anyone wish that the mother of their kids didn’t exist in their child’s lives? 

After all this time, I still have not responded because, from the moment I read that text, I took a deep breath, shed a few tears, and listened to what God had to say about it.

Exodus 14:14 NIV14: The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

That’s what I have done. I have been very still and handed it over to God. Remember always, God’s got this. He’s got your back and will fight your battles. He wants you to live in peace and be happy. Put Him in the driver’s seat! Whatever you are dealing with, turn it over to God.

Melody Kraemer is the Editor and Publisher of AutismMomAdventures.com. Follow her on Instagram @lifewithmelody_k. Tik Tok @lifewithmelodyk and Facebook.com/autismmomadventures. For more information or general encouragement, feel free to email her at: autismmomofboys@gmail.com

One Opinion

Pastor Dennis Morales
Pastor Dennis Morales

By Pastor Dennis Morales

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven…” Matthew 7:21-23

An umpire named Babe Pinelli once called Babe Ruth out on strikes. When the crowd booed with sharp disapproval at the call, the legendary Ruth turned to the umpire with scorn and said, “There’s 40,000 people here who know that the last pitch was a ball, tomato head.” Suspecting that the umpire would erupt with anger, the coaches and players braced themselves for Ruth’s ejection. However, the cool headed Pinelli replied, “Maybe so, Babe, but mine is the only opinion that counts.”

When it comes to Heaven, God’s opinion is the only one that counts. I believe people tread shaky ground when they assert their own personal philosophy as to how God will judge. These two verses in Matthew chapter 7 are known to be among the “scariest” or thought provoking in Scripture. Toward the end of the Sermon on the Mount (which begins in Matthew 5), Jesus gives a final warning about what true faith is. Jesus warns His disciples that there will be wolves in sheep clothing who preach a good game and can even perform miracles, but they are not His followers. Jesus wasn’t referring to their works, he was referring to their hearts. He knows the thoughts and hearts of men (1 Samuel 16:7).

Christianity without faith is nominal. Nominal Christianity is religion. Nominal Christianity doesn’t get us into His presence for eternity, it’s faith. Scripture says “without faith, it’s impossible to please the Lord” (Hebrews 11:6). Scripture also says it is by “faith that we are made right with God” (Romans 5:1). In Mark 10, Jesus encounters a “Rich Young Ruler.” The Rich Young Ruler said “Lord, how can I have eternal life?” Jesus replied, “sell everything and follow me.” The Ruler went away sad and dejected. Why? Because it would have taken “faith” to give up everything he owned and follow Him. Jesus, our good physician, will always give you the right advise (Mark 2:17).

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Trees

By Mark Hopper

My wife loved to make attractive trees for friends and family members. She purchased cone-shaped Styrofoam trees and decorated them with costume jewelry. She used a hot-glue gun to apply adhesive to the tree and arrange the jewelry in a variety of patterns.

She got this idea when she saw some trees at Roger’s Garden in Newport Beach. The decorated foam trees were priced at several hundred dollars. She decided to make one for herself with some of the jewelry she had at home. It turned out very nice. When people learned she had made the tree herself, they asked if she would make them one also. Women gathered costume jewelry in their home and gave it to my wife and she crafted a beautifully decorated piece for them. She made more than one hundred jewelry trees for friends and family.

Many women shared how much they enjoyed their tree. Jewelry that was just sitting in a drawer was now on display for everyone to enjoy. Some have additional sentimental value when the jewelry is from a parent or grandparent. One woman had several watches that belonged to her father and grandfather. Another woman had commemorative pins with emblems from places she had visited with her husband.

Every tree was unique. While she was making each tree she prayed for the family or individual she was making it for. She enjoyed working with her hands and using her time to craft these attractive display pieces. There is a verse in the Bible that says, “Use the gifts and abilities that God has given you to serve others (First Peter 4:10).  I believe everyone has skills and abilities they can use to help other people. Older adults have experience in woodworking, pottery, sewing and painting. Younger adults have skills in technology, music and sports. The list is endless.

Let me encourage you to use the gifts and abilities that God has given you to help other people. A wonderful way to do this is by volunteering at a local school, hospital or nursing home. One of the greatest things you can share is your time. When you share your time, skills and abilities with other people you will encourage them and you will feel encouraged too.

Read 365 more stories and articles (one for every day of the year) in the book Let me Encourage You by Mark Hopper. You can purchase two copies for only $30 plus postage ($5). Buy one for yourself and one to give a friend. Order your copies at mark@efreedb.org.

Here We Grow

Courtesy: City of Eastvale; ProSe Legal recently had
their ribbon cutting ceremony.

New Businesses and Programs

Staff Reports

Eastvale – Several new businesses have opened in Eastvale and new programs continue to thrive. The City has also recently won an award.

On Friday, Sept. 16, Eastvale’s newest business, 9Round Kickboxing Fitness, had their grand opening. They are located at Limonite Avenue, Suite 140, in Eastvale.

ProSe Legal also had their ribbon cutting ceremony earlier this month. ProSe Legal “provides a wide variety of document preparation services for all seasons of life,” stated the City. “Their team of compassionate, knowledgeable document assistants are eager to assist you in navigating the sometimes-complicated world of the legal process and provide you peace of mind.” ProSe Legal is located at The Station, at 5010 Hamner Ave, Suite 100.

Eastvale is growing in other ways such as new programs and awards.

In early September, the City of Eastvale received the 2022 Excellence in Public Information & Communication Award of Distinction from the California Association of Public Information Officials.  The award was given from the Special or Community Events category for the City’s “Taste the World in Eastvale” International Food Festival Event.

Programs are also a big hit in Eastvale, such as the Adopt a Roadway Program. This program originated in 2017 to “encourage individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to be continuously involved in the beautification of the city,” stated a news release. “Groups are required to clean their roadway at least once every two months and submit a report following their clean-ups. After a group completes two cleanups, a sign is placed at their section.” This program is thriving because the following groups recently completed enough clean-ups to qualify for their roadway sign: Eastvale STEM Academy, Boy Scout Troop 251, Builders Club, Nigerians in Corona and Eastvale, Alliance Jiu Jitsu, Masala House, and First Team Real Estate. If you’d like to learn more about the program, please visit the City website or email mkortsen@eastvaleca.gov.

Another program that continues to thrive is the Military Banner Program. “The program was created to recognize and celebrate Eastvale residents or their immediate family members currently serving in active duty in the United States Armed Forces.” Applications are accepted twice a year, January to March, and June to September. Applications submitted this month will be on display in November.  If you are interested in participating in this program, visit the City website at www.eastvaleca.gov and fill out an application.

Crime Recap

Staff Reports

Eastvale/Norco – In the last month, several crimes took place in the City of Eastvale and Norco. The information listed below is courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

INCIDENT: Armed Robbery Suspect Wanted

Location: Eastvale

Details: On Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at 11:28 pm, Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s station deputies responded to a robbery in the 7000 block of Archibald Avenue, in the city of Eastvale. The victim reported a male entered the business, brandished a firearm, and demanded cash from the register. The victim complied and the suspect fled on foot, southbound on Archibald Avenue.

The suspect is described as a black male adult, approximately 5’09” tall, weighing 120 pounds, last seen wearing all black clothing, with a dark colored hooded mask covering his face. Anyone with information regarding this incident, please contact Deputy Picon at (951) 955–2600.

As a reminder, “Community Policing” involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. Business owners and residents are encouraged to report criminal activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff’s Dispatch at (951) 776–1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency. Criminal activity can also be reported through the We-Tip Crime Reporting Hotline, (909) 987–5005.

INCIDENT: Suspects Arrested in Multiple Retail Thefts from Several Jurisdictions

Location: Eastvale

Details: On August 24, 2022, deputies assigned to the city of Eastvale Special Enforcement Team and Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team served a search warrant at a residence located in the 900 block of Leonard Lane, San Jacinto. The search warrant stemmed from a grand theft investigation that originated from a retail business in the city of Eastvale. Deputies followed up on leads and identified David Gonzalez (47 year-old-resident of San Jacinto) and Ronald Natac (51-year-old resident of San Jacinto) as the suspects. Deputies learned both suspects had committed several other grand thefts in the cities of Corona, Hemet, San Bernardino and Riverside. Upon service of the search warrant, evidence of the grand thefts was located. Both Gonzalez and Natac were booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for grand theft and conspiracy to commit grand theft.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy Cosper at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station by calling 951-955-2600.

INCIDENT: Suspect arrested in Dangerous Butane Honey Oil Extraction Laboratory

Location: Eastvale

Details: On August 17, 2022, deputies assigned to the City of Eastvale Special Enforcement Team worked jointly with the Riverside County Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) and the Riverside County Fire Department Hazardous Material Team, to serve a search warrant at a residence located in the 12000 block of Norwegian Street in Eastvale. The search warrant stemmed from an anonymous “We-Tip” providing information about Ronald Brett Lilly operating a highly explosive butane honey oil extraction laboratory from his residence. Upon service of the search warrant, investigators located a volatile butane honey oil extraction laboratory. The laboratory needed to be depressurized and safely dismantled by specially trained personnel. Also located in the residence, were hazardous chemicals, several pounds of marijuana, a handgun, and several thousand dollars in cash. Lilly was subsequently arrested and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for various felonies.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy Cosper at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station by calling 951-955-2600.

As a reminder, “Community Policing” involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. Business owners and residents are encouraged to report criminal activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff’s Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency. Criminal activity can also be reported through the We-Tip Crime Reporting Hotline, (909) 987-5005.

INCIDENT: DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint Update in Norco

Location: Norco

Details: The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department – Norco Station conducted a Driving Under the Influence /Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, August 19, 2022. The checkpoint yielded the following results:

  • 639 vehicles screened
  • 5 standardized field sobriety tests administered
  • 1 arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol
  • 21 citations issued for driving on a suspended license or driving without a license

INCIDENT: DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint Update in Eastvale

Location: Eastvale

Details:
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Jurupa Valley Station/City of Eastvale conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, August 19, 2022. The checkpoint yielded the following results:

  • 1019 vehicles were screened
  • 7 field sobriety tests administered
  • 2 arrested for driving under the influence
  • 23 citations were issued for driving without a license or on a suspended license
  • 4 vehicles were stored or impounded

Original Report Details:

Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.

During the checkpoint, deputies will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The safety of our community is and always will be our mission. Driving under the influence is dangerous and puts a further strain on critical resources.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about “driving” or “operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a vehicle. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home. Drivers charged with DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

New Owners for Downtown Eastvale Phase I

Courtesy: City of Eastvale

Staff Reports

Eastvale – The City of Eastvale issued a news release discussing that the Leal Ranch Property officially closed escrow and is now owned by The New Home Company. The Leal Ranch Property was renamed to Phase 1 of Downtown Eastvale.

Phase I of Downtown Eastvale will include a “Library, City Hall, Police Station, 3rd Fire Station, amphitheater, up to 495,000 of the 595,000 square feet of retail/commercial space, up to 802 homes, and parks,” according to the City.

“The New Home Company is committed to the growth and prosperity of the City of Eastvale by bringing together a magical destination for residents and guests,” stated the news release. “The future downtown will serve as an economic catalyst for the community by welcoming new businesses and employment opportunities for Eastvale.”

Mayor Clint Lorimore expressed his excitement of the new Downtown. “With the close of escrow on the Leal Property, we are excited to get to work on the planning for Downtown Eastvale! A destination location, Eastvale’s Downtown will be a place for the community and region to come together to enjoy new dining options, retail, entertainment, and our very own Civic Center!”

The news release outlined the background of how the project developed. “In December of 2017, the City of Eastvale adopted the Leal Master Plan and certified the Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) to facilitate the development of the Leal property, which is approximately 158.6 acres in size,” stated the City. “The Leal Master Plan establishes Eastvale’s vision to create a dynamic, distinctive downtown with mixed-use, retail, office, hotel, housing, public spaces, and a civic center.”

“In 2021, the property owner entered into escrow with the developer, The New Home Company, to purchase the land and develop the site as a comprehensive, integrated community. Earlier this year, the City Council approved a Development Agreement between the City of Eastvale and The New Home Company for a 20-year term. With the development agreement, 495,000 square feet of the retail/commercial space will be City controlled and operated. Businesses interested in leasing opportunities should contact economicdevelopment@eastvaleca.gov.”

When announced, residents took to social media to discuss their opinions of the additional houses expected and lack of schools. This was the City’s response: “Thank you everyone for your comments and feedback. The housing identified in this project will help satisfy the State mandated Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) requirement assigned to the City. This site was also identified in the recently adopted Housing Element as a site for future housing in the City, to help satisfy the RHNA requirement. Regarding additional schools, only Corona Norco Unified School District has the authority to build schools. The City has no ability to authorize additional schools. For more information, please see the FAQ regarding this project in the following link: https://bit.ly/3KvW8T9