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Customers Satisfied with LarSun Solar

Staff Reports

Corona – LarSun Solar is a great company that provides sustainable and reliable energy for your home.  You may have seen their sign off the 91 freeway or read their great reviews on Yelp!

LarSun customers are satisfied because LarSun provides the highest quality US-made equipment at the best price and with the best warranties.  They install solar panels that include a 25-year warranty and a full monitoring system to track the performance. 

LarSun Solar have been in business for over 12 years, and the company has focused on solar specifically for 7 years. In addition, they have solar installers you can trust because their team has been working on roofs for over 30 years.

Erik Larsen, President and Founder of LarSun Solar, said he loves that the company has been solar specific for the last 7 years. “I love solar as a product. Ultimately, we are just selling people on savings for what they are already buying – electricity.” 

Larsen also loves that solar panels are great for your wallet and the planet.  “I feel good at night knowing I’m saving families tons of money and saving the future for my kids.”

In addition, LarSun Solar strives to build relationships with their customers.  “We know and care about every customer we work with,” said Larsen. From throwing BBQs to hosting little league parties, LarSun loves serving the community.  “We want to take care of you. We love our community.”

Also, LarSun offers incentives for military, both current and veterans, and donates to local organizations like little league and schools. “Just ask,” said Larsen regarding donations.

Before Solar, Larsen obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Entrepreneurship and he said his first business was a cupcake truck.  He was even a finalist on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars!  “If you request, I will make cupcakes for you on the day of install,” said Larsen.

LarSun Solar is located off the 91 between Lincoln and Maple, but they service all of California.  Their address is 1611 Pomona Rd, Corona CA 92880.  You can give them a call at 909-600-5050 or 949-294-4220.  You can also check out their website at LarSun.com or read reviews from satisfied customers.  LarSun Solar is certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, is C-46 solar specific licensed and bond, and is insured. 

Make the ‘WRIGHT’ Choice for Your Insurance

(Above: Joel Wright, Owner, Wright Insurance) Get the “Wright” insurance coverage at an affordable rate. Call JB Wright Insurance Services at (909) 628-0444 TODAY & request a quote. Or visit them online at http://www.wright-ins.com.

Staff Reports

Chino – When looking for an insurance company, Wright Insurance Services is the right choice.  For the last 30 years, they have been providing the best in auto, home, business, and life insurance…and they are still going strong!

JB Wright Insurance Services is an Independent Insurance Agency, which means they represent many different companies so they can find the one that is right for you.  Their staff has the knowledge and experience of their insurance products to provide maximum benefit and protection to their clients.

“Our goal is to provide our clients with the insurance they want at the lowest possible price, while providing them with the highest level of customer service,” said owner and agent, Joel Wright. “We can furnish our clients with an assessment of their insurance needs and choice of which package fits them best,” he added.

Being an independent agency allows customers to have stronger coverage, better protection, and the lowest possible rates.  Wright Insurance Services has access to more options than any one single insurance carrier can offer.  “This ability to compare pricing helps us secure you a lower premium,” said Wright.

Wright Insurance was founded by Joel Wright and his parents Bob and Myrna,  and their company is now an agency that the community knows and trusts.  

“It’s quite fulfilling to have been a key source of insurance for thousands of people in the Southern California area, who have come to rely on us,” said Joel Wright.   

Now, customers continue to spread the good word about Wright Insurance Services because they are treated like friends and family, rather than just clients.  “Professional people who treat you like family is always The Wright Choice!”

Wright Insurance Services is located in both Chino, 909-628-0444 and in Santa Clarita, 661-244-5244.  Visit one of their licensed professional insurance agents at 3340 Riverside Dr. Ste. L in Chino. However, if you want a quick quote, call 909-628-0444. 

“It’s always FREE and always FAST! Better protection…lower premiums…the WRIGHT choice for 30 years!”

Norco Dentist Cares About His Patients

Call 951-372-9094 TODAY to make an appointment with a great team! Norco Family Dental Group is located at 2031 River Rd., Norco, CA 92860. Stop by their location in the old Stater Bros. shopping center. The cross streets are 2nd & River Rd. For more information and current promotions, visit them online at www.drghorbanian.com

Staff Reports

Norco– Dr. H. Ghorbanian of Norco Family Dental Group genuinely cares for everyone who walks into his office.  As a private dentist, he strives to provide quality care and great customer service to all of his patients. 

The Norco Family Dental Group business philosophy is to listen to their patients, treat them with warm gentle care, and be understandable to their financial concern.  When asked why Dr. Ghorbanian is in the dentistry field, he said, “I just love dentistry.”  He stated that he is most satisfied when he sees the joy of his patients after giving them the smile they have always wanted.

Norco Family Dental Group offers a wide variety of dental services including cleanings & exams, periodontal treatments, dentures & partials, cosmetic dentistry, teeth-in-a-day, tooth-colored fillings, crowns (caps), porcelain veneers, smile makeovers, and implant restoration.  However, Norco Family Dental Group specializes in cosmetic and implant dentistry.  “We provide ‘all-on-four’ implant restoration,” says Ghorbanian.  Patients having problems with dentures can benefit from implant-overdenture.  In addition, Dr. Ghorbanian encourages patients ages 50 and over to come in if they are having a frustrating dental problem. 

Dr. Ghorbanian has been practicing dentistry since 1991.  In addition to years of practice, he is a member of the following organizations: American Dental Association (ASA), California Dental Association (CDA), American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and Orange County Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (OCACD). 

Norco Family Dental Group also cares about their patients’ financial situation.  They accept most PPO Dental Insurance, as well as Medical and Medicare.  However, for patients who do not have dental insurance, they offer an in-house dental plan.  This dental plan will reduce out of pocket expense by about 40% and there is no waiting period.  They also offer financial services that have no interest for 24 months.

Therefore, with Norco Family Dental Group, you no longer have to be anxious about your next dentist visit.  Call 951-372-9094 today to make an appointment with a great team.  Norco Family Dental Group is located at 2031 River Rd., Norco CA 92860.  Stop by their location in the old Stater Bros. shopping center, with cross streets on 2nd and River Rd.  For more information, visit www.drghorbanian.com

Favorite Nursery: Sunshine Growers

Sunshine Growers has 3 locations in Corona, Ontario & Yucaipa. The Ontario location will be moving to Eastvale in January 2020. For their current sales & offers, visit their website at http://www.sunshinegrowersnursery.com.

Courtesy Sunshine Growers

Corona- Russ & Marsha Lepper, the owners of Sunshine Growers, have sold their Ontario location and will be moving ¼ mile closer to the 60 Freeway in the City of Eastvale. They will be in their new location on Jan. 2, 2020 after being in business for 30 years in Ontario.
They will be building a brand new facility with new Greenhouses shade and bulk areas, new lighting, asphalt parking and many street improvements, all brand new with over $2,000,000 in improvements.
They are not leaving, they are just moving to a brand new facility. They will be having a Huge Sale, so go and visit them and landscape your home or business the professional way.
Sunshine Growers looks forward to a lifetime of service in the Nursery Industry.
They have three convenient locations:
CORONA 1508 Taber Street (951) 736-6000
ONTARIO
13130 S. Hamner/Miliken Ave. (909) 923-7277
YUCAIPA
34017 Yucaipa Blvd. (909) 797-9210
Visit them online at http://www.sunshinegrowersnursery.com. ■

Angiel Air: Summer in the IE is Almost Here

Call Angiel Air at 909.923.9086 and be sure to visit their website at http://www.angielair.net for additional information and local discounts.

Staff Reports

Eastvale – Summer may not have officially started but those who live in the IE know it is coming. We have already had a few days of high heat just to keep us honest. The Inland Empire is known for triple digit temperatures and those who reside here know how brutal the lingering heat can be. It would be prudent to ensure that your air conditioning unit is running at peak performance before it gets too hot. It can also save you big bucks in the future when you have regularly scheduled maintenance done to keep your system working efficiently. Angiel Air is ready for your call and are experts in servicing your air conditioning and heating systems.

Angiel Air, Inc. is a local, family-owned Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Company, they take pride in all the services they provide to their customers. It is their mission to keep their customers happy, satisfied and coming back for more. 

When there is a problem and you need it fixed fast, no matter what time of day it is, call Angiel Air somebody will be there for you, even after hours and on weekends. 

Angiel Air pricing is competitive and comes with a satisfaction guarantee. They provide a complete range of heating, ventilation and air conditioning services for all of your residential and commercial needs. With more than 20 years experience in the industry, they are HVAC certified, licensed and bonded.

Angiel Air started their family business in Eastvale more than eight years ago; local residents get free estimates and discounts on all repairs. But Angiel recommends that you don’t wait until something breaks to call them.  By scheduling regular maintenance on your air conditioning and heating units, as well as the cleaning of dryers and air ducts, you not only save money in the long run, but you can ensure that your systems will provide top notch performance when you need them says Jennifer Angiel, CFO of the company, “We love our business!  There is no better satisfaction than fixing an air conditioner when a customer is hot and mad, and making them feel heavenly.”

So don’t wait until you’re hot and mad.  Call Angiel Air today and make sure that you’re air conditioner and heating units are ready to work when you need them.

Call Angiel Air at (909) 923-9086, and be sure to visit their website at www.angielair.net for additional information and local discounts.  Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/angielair1, and get great tips, customer reviews, and even more details.

Norco Dentist Cares About His Patients

Call 951.372.9094 today to make an appointment with a great team. Norco Family Dental Group is located at 2031 River Rd., Norco, CA 92860. Stop by their location in the old Stater Bros. shopping center, with cross streets on 22nd & River Rd. For more information, visit http://www.drghorbanian.com.

Staff Reports

Norco – Dr. H. Ghorbanian of Norco Family Dental Group genuinely cares for everyone who walks into his office.  As a private dentist, he strives to provide quality care and great customer service to all of his patients. 

The Norco Family Dental Group business philosophy is to listen to their patients, treat them with warm gentle care, and be understandable to their financial concern.  When asked why Dr. Ghorbanian is in the dentistry field, he said, “I just love dentistry.”  He stated that he is most satisfied when he sees the joy of his patients after giving them the smile they have always wanted.

Norco Family Dental Group offers a wide variety of dental services including: cleanings & exams, periodontal treatments, dentures & partials, cosmetic dentistry, teeth-in-a-day, tooth-colored fillings, crowns (caps), porcelain veneers, smile makeovers, and implant restoration.  However, Norco Family Dental Group specializes in cosmetic and implant dentistry.  “We provide ‘all-on-four’ implant restoration,” says Ghorbanian.  Patients having problems with dentures can benefit from implant-overdenture.  In addition, Dr. Ghorbanian encourages patients ages 50 and over to come in if they are having a frustrating dental problem. 

Dr. Ghorbanian has been practicing dentistry since 1991.  In addition to years of practice, he is a member of the following organizations: American Dental Association (ASA), California Dental Association (CDA), American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and Orange County Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (OCACD). 

Norco Family Dental Group also cares about their patients’ financial situation.  They accept most PPO Dental Insurance, as well as Medical and Medicare.  However, for patients who do not have dental insurance, they offer an in-house dental plan.  This dental plan will reduce out of pocket expense by about 40% and there is no waiting period.  They also offer financial services that have no interest for 24 months. Therefore, with Norco Family Dental Group, you no longer have to be anxious about your next dentist visit.  Call 951-372-9094 today to make an appointment with a great team.  Norco Family Dental Group is located at 2031 River Rd., Norco CA 92860.  Stop by their location in the old Stater Bros. shopping center, with cross streets on 22nd and River Rd.  For more information, visit www.drghorbanian.com

Voortman’s Egg Ranch: Farm Fresh Eggs for 60 Years

The Voortman Family circa 1956. Voortman’s Egg Ranch is located at 13960 Grove Avenue in Ontario. You can reach them at (909) 465-1319. They are open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Ontario – Voortman’s Egg Ranch has been in the business of providing farm fresh eggs to friends and visitors to the local area for over 60 years. Originally from Bellflower, the Voortman family – who has always been in the egg ranching business – moved their operation to Ontario in 1951.

Voortman’s has a small-town farm ambiance, with the latest in technology.  Their happy chickens are enjoying their newly remodeled home; and their egg-processing machine can handle about 36,000 eggs per hour at its peak. If the average bird lays one egg about every 26 hours, that equals a lot of chickens at the Voortman ranch!

Did you know that you can tell how fresh an egg is by how high the yolk stands up in the frying pan after you crack it?  Voortman’s will have your over-easies standing tall.  Their fresh eggs are the highest in quality, with dark, nutrient-dense yolks.  You will immediately notice a difference in your cooking and baking.

Have you ever wondered how long the eggs in the grocery stores have actually been sitting around?  Despite the use-by date, there is really no way to know how long ago they were produced.  With Voortman’s, the eggs are selected daily, on site, and readied for you in their store.

Third-generation egg rancher, Eddie Voortman, says, “We are a local, family-owned business that provides fresh, quality products to the public.”

Customers of Voortman’s rave about their all natural, cage free eggs, touting the freshness, and great pricing.  One customer said, “They make the fluffiest scrambled eggs!”

The eggs come in all sizes and colors, depending on your needs.  Whatever you choose, you will not be disappointed.

Voortman’s is centrally located just minutes from Chino at 13960 Grove Avenue in Ontario (just north of Edison).  You can reach Voortman’s at (909) 465-1319; and Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Voortmans-Egg-Ranch.

Stop by any time Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Choose, Connect & See the Difference at Walnut Hills Optometry

Walnut Hills Optometry is conveniently located near the 10, 60 & 57 freeways at 18800 E. Amar Rd., #A5 in Walnut. For more info or to schedule an appointment call (909) 594-1153.

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Walnut– For decades, Walnut Hills Optometry has taken excellent care of the vision needs of the communities of Walnut, West Covina, Diamond Bar, and Chino Hills and La Puente, Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights and Whittier. The quality of service and care provided by the doctor have patients gladly traveling from all over the Los Angeles county and the Inland Empire as well.

The staff knows what a precious gift vision is and it is abundantly apparent as soon as you walk in and see the pride that is taken in providing exceptional service from the comprehensive eye exams all the way to shopping for frames from their extensive selection.

Quality eye care involves consistent care by a professional.  Dr. Carmela Larino, O.D. and her loyal staff are always intentional about giving your eyes the personalized care and attention they deserve.

Dr. Larino takes great pride in giving back to the community she grew up in. She attended Rowland Unified schools from elementary all the way through high school.  She received her first degree at U.C. Irvine before receiving her doctorate from the Southern California College of Optometry.  In 2003, Nogales High School, Dr. Larino’s Alma mater bestowed the honor of being placed on their Wall of Fame.  She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association, and the Rio Hondo Optometric Society. She takes great pride in continuing her education in the most current techniques and technology in eye care.  As a local resident, you might find Dr. Larino eating at your favorite restaurant, shopping in a local store, or attending a community event.

Personalized eye examinations, diabetic and eye health exams, and the management and care of a multitude of eye and vision concerns are but a small piece of what you will find on your next visit to Walnut Hills Optometry.  A wide variety of eyewear is also available, from progressive and polarized lenses to silicone high-oxygen contacts, and even designer frames. They also offer Lasik Surgery co-management. If you have used eyeglass frames scattered around the house, bring them with you on your next visit and they will donate them to those in need of frames.

Walnut Hills Optometry is conveniently located near the 10, 60 and 57 freeways, on the border of Walnut and West Covina, at 18800 E. Amar Road # A5, inside the Walnut West Plaza (across Louis Doors, between Francesca Dr. & Amber Valley Dr.). Their hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  You can reach them at (626) 965-3878 or (909) 594-1153.  For more information visit their website at http://www.walnuthillsoptometry.com.

Walnut Hills Optometry thanks you for twenty years of support and look forward to serving the communities for another 20 years!

Metz Air Control Voted #1 in Customer Satisfaction

Metz Air Control is located at 13784 Monte Vista Ave. in Chino. They can be reached at 866-METZ-AIR or 909-628-9525. Or visit them on Facebook @metzaircontrol.

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Chino- Metz Air Control has been in business since 1977 and is located in Chino.  The family owned, once small company, has expanded to 16 employees.  Jon and Bryan Metz are brothers who own the business together. They are dedicated and determined to uphold the values their father taught them about business and life.  They pride themselves on offering honest and dependable service at a competitive price.

Metz Air Control is well known in the community and they believe their positive ratings are attributed to the relationships they build with their customers.  They are a member of the Chino and Eastvale Chamber of Commerce and support local charities and sports teams. Metz Air Control is currently expanding their services as the surrounding communities continue to grow in housing and development.  They currently serve San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles counties.

Metz Air Control has been a Trane Comfort Specialist since 1999; not every dealer qualifies as a Trane Comfort Specialist. Dealers need to meet Trane’s stringent standards and demonstrate a commitment to customer satisfaction and continuing education.  Homeowners can trust a TCS dealer will deliver a quality installation and superior customer experience.

Every year, Metz Air Control has been recognized by Trane for outstanding customer service based on customer reviews.  The communities of Chino & Chino Hills have voted Metz Air Control the People’s Choice Award for the “Best Heating and Air Conditioning Company” for the past 4 consecutive years.  Metz Air Control is an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau, 5-star YELP Company, has a 5-star Facebook rating and 5-star Google rating.

The office staff has been well trained to provide personal and professional services.  Whether you are calling to set up a service call, need maintenance or just need information, they will make sure you are pleased with your overall experience.

When it comes to installation, every technician is background checked and trained to provide an exceptional experience for their customers.  From a simple condenser change to a custom home with several systems, zoning and custom grills, Metz Air Control will provide you with a top-quality experience.  They also do package units, duct changes, zoning, duct cleaning and much more.

Metz Air Control provides Maintenance Protection Plans to their customers for increased value and service. Customers participating in these plans receive a 24-hour turn-around service as well as discounts for parts and service.  Please call the office @ 909-628-9525 for more information about this program.

Seasonal specials include maintenance discounts, manufacturer rebates, and promotional offers that can always be found on their website @ www.metzaircontrol.com.  Metz Air Control offers many financing options to fit your individual needs.  They are also a participating contractor for the HERO and Benji Financing programs offered through Renovate America.

Metz Air Control is licensed, bonded, and insured.  It is important for homeowners research any contractor you bring into your home to make sure they meet these same standards. 

Metz Air Control is proud to say that over 70% of their business comes from referrals.  They believe a referral is the best compliment a customer can give them.

Planes of Fame Air Show: Coming May 4th & 5th

Adult, General Admission tickets for ages 12 & up are $25. Children ages 11 & under are free & must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. Tickets cam be purchased online or at the gate. The airport and museum are located at 14998 Cal Aero Dr. in Chino. You can contact them at 909-597-3722.

Chino – Look to the skies on the weekend of May 4 and 5 as the exciting Planes of Fame soar at the Chino Airport.Mooney International Corporation.  This year’s air show commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day will be featuring over 50 historic aircraft including the P-47 Thunderbolt, P-38 Lightning and P-51 Mustangs flying for your enjoyment.

Performers include U.S.A.F. F-16 Viper Demo and Heritage Flight, WWII Airborne Demo Team Paratroopers, World’s fastest piston engine aircraft P-51 Mustang Voodoo, N9MB Flying Wing Demo; Pacific, European, Korean & Vietnam Flight Displays, Gregory ‘Wired’ Colyer T-33 Aerobatics, Eric Tucker Piper Cub demo and Rob Harrison the Tumbling Bear.

These incredible planes are exciting to behold. Exclusive access to their many charms is available through a special photographer’s Sunrise Photo Access pass so you can capture their beauty before the gates open.

In addition to many other fantastic airplanes performing, there will be a panel discussion with some of their honored Veterans. Follow their Planes of Fame Air show Facebook page and check out their website to receive up to the minute news on Performers and attending Aircraft and Veterans!

The gates will open at 8 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, May 4 & 5 2019, with the flying show running from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Static displays and vendors will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with special merchandise and delicious food and beverages offerings available.

Adult General Admission tickets for ages 12 and above are $25. Children ages 11 and under are free, and must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Sunrise Photo Access limited passes are $90 (available online). There are also special reserved bleacher seats available. For more information on this event, visit their website at www.planesoffame.org.

The airport and museum are located at 14998 Cal Aero Drive in Chino and you can contact Planes of Fame at (909) 597-3722.

Tint Your Windows at Mr. Tint

Mr. Tint is conveniently located just minutes from Eastvale at 1780 Town and Country Drive, #104, in Norco (near the Post Office and DMV). Call them at (951) 737-7007 for more information, or visit their website at http://www.mrtint-ie.com.

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Norco- Car window tinting is one of the best ways to improve the look and comfort of your vehicle. You can protect the interior of the vehicle from sun damage by tinting the windows. Sunlight and heat can cause your interior, like seats and the dashboard, to fade, crack and deteriorate. Window tinting reduces the sunlight allowed into the vehicle, which in turn reduces how hot it gets inside your car. Likewise, homes and offices heat up during the day, and trying to keep your air-conditioner ahead of the game can be costly.
Car window tinting also increases the value of your vehicle when done by professionals like Mr. Tint. Quality car window tinting and expert installation is essential for a professional tint job and maintaining a showroom-quality car.
Mr. Tint has a solution for autos, homes, and commercial buildings.  By tinting your windows, you can not only save up to 30% on your cooling costs with a significant decrease in heat, but you can reduce up to 99% of the UV rays that fade auto interiors, window coverings and furniture in your home and office.
There is one goal prevalent at Mr. Tint, and that is for their customers to be 100% satisfied.  They are focused on not only providing a superior product, but with offering competitive pricing alongside exceptional customer service.  Mr. Tint believes in treating the customer right in all aspects of their business.  By earning your loyalty, you will refer your family, friends and business associates, and come back time and again.
Family owned and operated, Mr. Tint offers free estimates and lifetime warranties.  With over 20 years of experience, the quality of their workmanship is second to none.  They are completely sure you will be satisfied, and invite you to see what other customers are saying on Yelp.com.
Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Same-day service is available, and you can enjoy free beverages and Wi-Fi while you wait, or take advantage of their free shuttle service (within 10 miles).
Mr. Tint is conveniently located just minutes from Eastvale at 1780 Town and Country Drive, #104, in Norco (near the post office and DMV).  Call them at (951) 737-7007 for more information, or visit their website at http://www.mrtint-ie.com. 

Make Your Backyard Extreme

Extreme Backyard Designs is located at 2330 S. Vineyard Ave. in Ontario. They can be reached at 909.930.6111 or online at http://www.extremebackyarddesigns.com

By Michael Armijo

Companies come and go, so longevity is key when you’re modifying your home, both inside and out. Extreme Backyard Designs is a testimony of longevity as their family run business has been designing outdoor entertainment centers with name brand components for over 20 years.

“A key component to staying in business so long is to treat people the way we would want ourselves to be treated,” said James Deeley, founder of the family business. With so many years in business, you not only get quality products, you also gets years of experience of getting things done correctly and creatively.

Extreme Backyard Designs can provide custom Barbeque islands, outdoor fireplaces, fire pit tables, spas, patio furniture, and many other items all wholesale to the public.

“We are college and trade school educated and enjoy the interaction and satisfaction of transforming backyards into a family’s personal oasis,” Deeley said. “Since we buy at such a large volume, we always have monthly specials on our website.”

The Extreme Backyard Designs staff are the most knowledgeable and friendly people in the area, as they are centrally located on the corner of the 60 Freeway and Vineyard, right across from the newest Kaiser building.

“We believe what makes a business thrive is to provide the best quality components, a superior level of customer service, while providing an affordable price,” Deeley said.

Serving all of Southern California, Extreme Backyard Designs is located at 2330 S. Vineyard Ave in our neighboring city of Ontario. They can be reached at 909.930.6111, or you can view their website at www.extremebackyarddesigns.com.

A Growing Concern for Over 40 Years

By Michael Armijo

For those of you who know Eastvale’s history, you’re pretty knowledgeable about how abundant the ground grows green grass and fresh vegetables. Our history tells us how. Our land is very fertile.

Sunshine Growers, which currently has locations in Ontario and Corona, will soon be opening in the City of Eastvale. So now is a good time to grow your goods in a fertile environment, ridding yourself of the pesticides and the high cost of organic greens. But Sunshine Growers doesn’t stop there. They offer a variety of plants and outdoor supplies to spruce up your backyards and gardens.

The City of Eastvale is also on board as the Eastvale Planning Commission approved the development of a new 20,000-square-foot greenhouse and retail store for a new plant nursery at Sunshine Grower’s new location on Riverside Drive, east of Hamner Avenue in Eastvale.

“We are thrilled that Sunshine Growers has chosen to expand their business in our young and growing community,” said Mayor Clint Lorimore. “I am certain that our community will benefit from the variety of plant options that Sunshine Growers will provide, and I look forward to seeing how Eastvale homeowners will beautify their landscaping following the opening of this new business.”

This locally-based, family-owned business will be moving from Ontario, bringing jobs and approximately $4-million in taxable retail sales to Eastvale. Sunshine Growers is a family of wholesale and retail nurseries that sell quality plant material to the community and to landscape contractors. When they open, Sunshine Growers will be the only full-service plant nursery in Eastvale, providing a great local option for the community to continue to enhance landscaping around their homes.

“We grow a variety of Plants, Groundcover, and color so we can have a big advantage over the retail nurseries and chain stores,” said Russell Lepper, Spokesperson for the chain.

To find out more please sign onto www.sunshinegrowersnursery.com or visit them on Riverside Drive east of Hamner Avenue. Or you can call their Corona store at 951.736.6000, Ontario store at 909.923.7277, or their Yucaipa store at 909.797.9270.

Melanie Smith-Rice of State Farm Insurance in Norco.

Competitive Coverage to Meet Your Family’s Needs

Melanie Smith-Rice of State Farm Insurance in Norco.
Melanie Smith-Rice of State Farm Insurance in Norco.

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Norco– At the Melanie Smith-Rice State Farm Office, 24-hour good neighbor service is at the forefront.  Smith-Rice is confident that she can meet your needs for all insurance and financial services, and promises to wow you with expert professional service.

A State Farm Agent since 1985 and a Corona resident since 1971, Smith-Rice understands the needs of the community and has worked hard to provide a palette of services that makes one-stop-shopping easy and affordable.  Along with Auto insurance, Smith-Rice provides Home Owners and Renters Insurance.

“A home is a big investment, so let’s make sure you have enough coverage at the right rate,” says Smith-Rice.  As well, protecting your personal property may be more affordable than you think.  “The average person has over $200,000 worth of stuff that is probably not covered under your landlord’s policy.  That’s where our State Farm Renters insurance comes into play,” she adds.

More important than the care of your property is the care of your family.  Along with Life Insurance, the Melanie Smith-Rice State Farm Office can provide various types of health insurance, including Long-Term Care should you become unable to care for yourself.

And for the business owner, Smith-Rice says, “I understand the needs of a business owner like you.  Together we can help protect your business and plan a roadmap for your financial future.

As if all this weren’t enough, the Melanie Smith-Rice State Farm Office can provide you with financial services such as Mutual Funds, Annuities, and even Banking (yes, Banking!), including Bank Accounts, Credit Cards, and Loans.

Don’t wait another minute to help ensure your family’s well being.  Call the Melanie Smith-Rice State Farm Office today, and get peace of mind in return.  A staff of professional experts is standing by at (951) 734-5290, or Toll-Free at (888) 734-5292.  They are located at 2027 River Road in Norco, in the Stater Bros. shopping center at Second Street and River Road.

Eastvale Athletics Business Success Story

By Olivia Applegate

Eastvale– Paul Casteneda and Robin Leafblad manage Eastvale Athletics and CrossFit Eastvale located at the corner of Bellegrave Avenue and Hamner Avenue in Eastvale. Their mission for over thirteen years has been to spread health, fitness, and an active lifestyle to Eastvale residents. 

This past summer, Paul and Robin traveled to Barcelona, Spain to represent Eastvale Athletics and the United States at the Masters World Weightlifting Championships.  Robin placed 1st by lifting 185kg (407lb) with a world record clean and jerk of 105kg (231lb) in the Women’s 40-44 division.  Robin was also named the best lifter across all other weight classes.  Paul placed 4th in the world by lifting 265kg (583lb) in the Men’s 35-39 division.  Both Paul and Robin had the highest totals of any other American in their divisions. 

“We are proud to have community partners like Paul and Robin who invest in the health of our residents,” said City Manager, Bryan Jones.  “The accomplishment that Robin and Paul achieved in Barcelona this past summer takes grit and true determination. They have certainly represented Eastvale extremely well and we are very proud!”

Their fitness program was a tremendous success from the start and quickly outgrew Paul’s garage.  From there, Paul and Robin brought the program to the Jurupa Community Services District and trained at Harada Heritage Park and led specialized aquatics workouts at Eleanor Roosevelt High School.  Soon after, they moved into a commercial property in Jurupa Valley, where they stayed for nearly eight years. Once the Goodman Commerce Center was built, they were finally able to move back into the city they loved, where they have continued the mission of training Eastvale residents for anything and everything. 

“When I left the military, I found safe homes and neighborhoods in Eastvale and decided to make Eastvale home, where I am raising my daughter, Jasmine,” said Paul Casteneda.  “I also saw potential in the area for young families to grow into a healthy active community with proper guidance.  I have been able to use my knowledge and skills from my previous Naval Special Forces training and apply the concept to residents in general physical preparedness and fitness.”

Together, Paul and Robin oversee the training of over 350 athletes, some as young as 5 years old, and are heavily involved in the Eastvale community and the Eastvale Chamber of Commerce.  Some of the community efforts they are involved in are the Eastvale 5K and Roadway Adoption Program. 

“In 2016, Robin and I teamed up to combine goals and see our dreams play out in Eastvale,” said Paul Casteneda.  “With over 20 years of experience and education training teams in various sports, Robin brought a much-needed missing piece to the team. Together, we program workouts for both adults and kids looking to physically prepare themselves for life, sport, or adventure.”

Eastvale Athletics is the driving force behind the #EastvaleStrong campaign which promotes exercise and outdoor activity as well as community unity. Paul and Robin proudly advocate activity outside the gyms and have been taking their members white water rafting every summer for over ten years.  They have recently challenged their members to create and execute their bucket list of goals and experiences over the next year.  Some members have mentioned long hikes, skydiving, scuba diving, and even triathlons; all which Paul and Robin have committed to joining them on each of their adventures.

“I’m very proud to say that Eastvale is a very special place for not only training but belonging, personal growth, and community,” said Paul Casteneda.

Voortman’s Egg Ranch: Farm Fresh: Farm Fresh Eggs for 60 Years.

The Voortman Family circa 1956. Voortman’s Egg Ranch is located at 13960 Grove Avenue in Ontario. You can reach them at (909) 465-1319. They are open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Ontario – Voortman’s Egg Ranch has been in the business of providing farm fresh eggs to friends and visitors to the local area for over 60 years. Originally from Bellflower, the Voortman family – who has always been in the egg ranching business – moved their operation to Ontario in 1951.

Voortman’s has a small-town farm ambiance, with the latest in technology.  Their happy chickens are enjoying their newly remodeled home; and their egg-processing machine can handle about 36,000 eggs per hour at its peak. If the average bird lays one egg about every 26 hours, that equals a lot of chickens at the Voortman ranch!

Did you know that you can tell how fresh an egg is by how high the yolk stands up in the frying pan after you crack it?  Voortman’s will have your over-easies standing tall.  Their fresh eggs are the highest in quality, with dark, nutrient-dense yolks.  You will immediately notice a difference in your cooking and baking.

Have you ever wondered how long the eggs in the grocery stores have actually been sitting around?  Despite the use-by date, there is really no way to know how long ago they were produced.  With Voortman’s, the eggs are selected daily, on site, and readied for you in their store.

Third-generation egg rancher, Eddie Voortman, says, “We are a local, family-owned business that provides fresh, quality products to the public.”

Customers of Voortman’s rave about their all natural, cage free eggs, touting the freshness, and great pricing.  One customer said, “They make the fluffiest scrambled eggs!”

The eggs come in all sizes and colors, depending on your needs.  Whatever you choose, you will not be disappointed.

Voortman’s is centrally located just minutes from Chino at 13960 Grove Avenue in Ontario (just north of Edison).  You can reach Voortman’s at (909) 465-1319; and Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Voortmans-Egg-Ranch.

Stop by any time Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Advanced Improvements Provides Comfort for Your Home

Advanced Improvements can be reached at (888) 698-8859.

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SoCal – Advanced Improvements is an expert in solar power, roofing, air conditioning and heating, water heating and water filtration. For over 20 years, they have been providing eco-friendly, energy saving home and office comfort solutions for Riverside, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego and Los Angeles counties. 

Advanced Improvements’ mission is to build top quality home and office improvement projects on time, with exemplary customer service, and within your budget.  Right now, Advanced Improvements is offering specials and discounts on a variety of their products.

Solar:  Whether you’re looking to go completely off the power grid, or just reduce your carbon footprint, Advanced Improvements can help by providing you with solar solutions.  They offer both solar electric (photovoltaic) and solar thermal (solar water heating) technologies.  The average solar system pays for itself in as little as four years.  When you fit your home for solar, you can receive up to 30% in tax credits, and Advanced Improvements has 2.99% financing options available for solar upgrades (OAC).

Roofing: Experience and dedication to providing professional service allows Advanced Improvements to provide the most efficient and affordable roofing on the market. Whether you need a new roof or just want to upgrade your old one, they will give you an honest estimate on the most advanced and energy efficient materials on the market.

Heating and Air:  Advanced Improvements has trained professionals that provide expert analysis, top quality equipment, and skilled installation or repair of your heating and air conditioning equipment.  They can give your home a heating or cooling system that is not only reliable, but efficient.  They also offer heat pumps, gas furnaces, package units, air handlers, and cooling coils. Ask about their $79 special for a spring tune-up on your current system.

Water Heating:  Advanced Improvements carries a full line of different models and types of water heaters.  They offer everything from traditional tanks to tankless water heaters.  Advanced Improvements specializes in tankless water heaters, claiming the title of the largest tankless water heater installation company in the nation.  They have installed over 10,000 tankless water heaters over the last ten years.  Take advantage of their $500 discount coupon on a Noritz Tankless Water Heater.

Water Filtration: Advanced Improvements offers water filtration systems that protect against hardness elements, iron, rust, sediment, and a variety of other substances that may be present in your water.  Their systems are high flow and low maintenance machines that are designed for optimum performance.  Ask about their $500 discount coupon for Anti-Scale and Carbon Water Filtration systems.

Go Green:  You can GO GREEN with Advanced Improvements, as they provide eco-friendly, energy saving, green products for your home and business.  They can help you go completely independent with solar power, replace your heating and cooling system with a new high-efficiency unit, or lower your energy usage by installing a tankless water heater.

Advanced Improvements stands behind their products and services and is committed to excellence. 

Voortman’s Egg Ranch: Farm Fresh Eggs for 60 Years

The Voortman Family circa 1956. Voortman’s Egg Ranch is located at 13960 Grove Avenue in Ontario. You can reach them at (909) 465-1319. They are open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Photo courtesy: Voortman’s)

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Ontario – Voortman’s Egg Ranch has been in the business of providing farm fresh eggs to friends and visitors to the local area for over 60 years. Originally from Bellflower, the Voortman family – who has always been in the egg ranching business – moved their operation to Ontario in 1951.

Voortman’s has a small-town farm ambiance, with the latest in technology.  Their happy chickens are enjoying their newly remodeled home; and their egg-processing machine can handle about 36,000 eggs per hour at its peak. If the average bird lays one egg about every 26 hours, that equals a lot of chickens at the Voortman ranch!

Did you know that you can tell how fresh an egg is by how high the yolk stands up in the frying pan after you crack it?  Voortman’s will have your over-easies standing tall.  Their fresh eggs are the highest in quality, with dark, nutrient-dense yolks.  You will immediately notice a difference in your cooking and baking.

Have you ever wondered how long the eggs in the grocery stores have actually been sitting around?  Despite the use-by date, there is really no way to know how long ago they were produced.  With Voortman’s, the eggs are selected daily, on site, and readied for you in their store.

Third-generation egg rancher, Eddie Voortman, says, “We are a local, family-owned business that provides fresh, quality products to the public.”

Customers of Voortman’s rave about their all natural, cage free eggs, touting the freshness, and great pricing.  One customer said, “They make the fluffiest scrambled eggs!”

The eggs come in all sizes and colors, depending on your needs.  Whatever you choose, you will not be disappointed.

Voortman’s is centrally located just minutes from Chino at 13960 Grove Avenue in Ontario (just north of Edison).  You can reach Voortman’s at (909) 465-1319; and Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Voortmans-Egg-Ranch.

Stop by any time Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Swim Smarter in an Automated, State-of-the-Art Pool & Spa

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Eastvale homeowners want more than a pretty swimming pool. They want beauty and design elements such as sweeping shapes, lush waterfalls, and custom rockwork, but they also want a high-tech pool that’s easy and affordable to own. “More than ever before, this means building pools that save time and money,” says Ron Grijalva, General Manager of Blue Haven Pools & Spas in the Inland Empire. 

According to Grijalva, with today’s consumers more tech-savvy, more environmentally friendly, and more time-conscious than ever before, they expect a pool that delivers a real return on their investment. As a result, the traditional backyard pool has changed to respond. “People drive a car that’s loaded with the latest gadgets,” he says. “So it’s natural to want a pool with all the bells and whistles that delivers similar kinds of lifestyle benefits.” In the Inland Empire, says Grijalva, pool buyers routinely opt for a range of energy- and water-saving features and newer technologies that increase the ease and comfort of pool ownership.

For starters, options for reducing chlorine use are available. Because of their many benefits, healthier alternatives are increasingly popular. One favorite is an ozone generator. By drastically reducing the demand for chlorine—a corrosive agent—and other costly, harsh pool chemicals, this highly effective technology reduces red eyes, dry hair, dry irritated skin, and the bleach-like fumes common with chlorine use. At the same time, explains Grijalva, the system ensures a sparkling fresh swimming environment and water that’s remarkably clear and silky soft on the skin.

When it comes to keeping pool water sparkling, the filter also plays a key role. Today’s convenient cartridge models conserve water by eliminating the need for the water-robbing process known as backwashing. Filter units with extra-large storage capacity also extend the time in between needed cleanings. Some even come with built-in antimicrobial product protection to inhibit the growth of unwanted microbes—so the filter stays fresher between cleanings.

Homeowners concerned about high electric rates are turning to energy-efficient pool cleaners. These units also help automate what was once a dreaded manual chore. Choosing a two- or variable-speed pump is another way to save on utility bills. These models can cut pool energy costs as much as 70 percent!

Homeowners are also taking advantage of automation and remote controls to manage pool & spa operations. Options include handheld remote devices, as well as programs and apps for desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones. New levels of innovation are also available with pool design features. For example, energy-efficient LED lighting illuminates a pool and landscape in dazzling, changing colors.

Distinctive colors are also found in the materials used for the pool’s interior finish. Gleaming quartz aggregate outperforms old-fashioned plaster and creates a smooth, slip-resistant surface that resists deep stains. Best of all, quartz gives any pool added dimension with lasting color that won’t fade. More information on time- and money-saving pool technology, as well as information on pool design and financing programs (oac), is available at bluehaven.com. You can also request a free 44-page color brochure, no-obligation in-home estimate and custom pool plan designed for your backyard. Call us at 909-947-6474 or visit our design center at 2318 South Vineyard Avenue, Ontario.

Komar Factory Outlet: Designer Brands at Discounted Prices

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Eastvale – It is the season of giving, but sometimes giving can take a toll on your wallet.  However, with Komar Outlet’s location in Eastvale, now you can buy quality clothing items at a discounted rate!  Stop by to get a gift for a loved one, or a gift for yourself!

Komar Outlet offers up to 80%- 90% off suggested retail price on all types of luxury and high-end items.  You can shop the best prices for your favorite brands of sleepwear, active wear, intimates, kids wear, and so much more.  They have a great selection to choose from, and [SS1] prices are even below wholesale!

You will find a variety of designer brands at Komar Outlet, such as: Kate Spade, Betsy Johnson, Halston, DKNY, Kensie, Eileen West, Carol Hochman, Ellen Tracy, On Gossamer, Madewell and LeMystere, to name a few.  Komar Outlet strives to offer the best quality at affordable prices.

“We believe in the quality of the brands we carry,” said a Komar Outlet representative.  “Real values is very important to Komar.”

Established in 1908, the Komar organization was founded on the guiding principle of “one reputation, real values,” and this moto continues to drive the entire company today.  Komar is a global organization that maintains an efficient, transparent and approachable style to business.  They are a global leader in the design,sourcing, manufacturing, and distribute of apparel.  They manage a diverse portfolio consisting of owned, licensed and private label brands. 

“We are a trusted partner bringing our deep expertise and personalized approach to everything we do,” according to their website.

Komar’s headquarters is located in the United States, but they are considered a global organization because they own a network of 174 factories in 12 different countries and have distribution centers in the US and Europe. They represent over 100 lifestyle brands and licenses through their retail partners, who sell worldwide.  In addition, Komar currently produces over 110 million garments annually.

Komar Outlet in Eastvale is one of the many locations that sells theses garments.  At the Eastvale location, you will not only receive quality items, but you will also receive a quality shopping experience.  Staff members at Komar Outlet strive to give customers the best experience to all their customers.  “This makes us excited to sell our products,”said the Komar representative.  

“We believe that shopping at Komar Outlet should be a special moment to the public,” she added.  “In addition to exclusive style and great deals, our store represents the opportunity to spend a fun moment with friends.”

So grab a friend this weekend and stop by Komar Outlet.  Take advantage of this great opportunity to check all those items off your holiday list and then reward yourself with a gift for yourself!  

Komar Outlet in Eastvale is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. They are located at 12471 Riverside Drive, Eastvale, CA 91752.  If you have any questions, they can be reached at 951.332.5175.


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