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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.

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.

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.

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

Upcoming Events In Eastvale

Staff Reports

Eastvale – There are a variety of family fun events coming up in Eastvale that you don’t want to miss.

JCSD is hosting their annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 1. The event will take place from 3 pm to 9 pm at Harada Heritage Park, 13099 65th St. in Eastvale. Enjoy a red wagon parade, pumpkin patch, family fun zone, food vendors and a haunted maze. For more information, visit www.jcsd.us.

The 11th annual Eastvale State of the City will take place on October 6, at 6 p.m. The State of the City will be held at VantagePoint Church, 8500 Archibald Avenue in Eastvale. Following the State of the City will be the Taste of Eastvale event, which will feature unlimited food from 25 of the City’s best eateries. Those that attend the video portion of the State of the City will receive free entry to Taste of Eastvale. Residents who do not attend the video portion will be required to pay $10 to enter, according to the City.

Another fun fall event will take place on Friday, October 14 at VantagePoint Church. Come by the “Hay, It’s Harvest” event from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Your family will enjoy a hayride, petting zoo, pony ride, face painting, balloon animals, a giant slide, kids activities, food trucks and more!

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. The Eastvale Girls Softball Association (EGSA) will also co-host the annual trunk-or-treat event. All vendor inquiries can be directed to events@eastvaleca.gov.

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.

Special Olympics Coming to Eastvale

City of Eastvale

Staff Reports

Eastvale – The City announced its first ever Special Olympics season is expected to begin September 10 and end on November 13.

Special Olympics Southern California “combines sports, education, and health to enrich the lives of 35,000 athletes each year,” stated the City. “The City of Eastvale is honored to work with this organization to bring FREE recreational opportunities for those who might not otherwise be able to participate in other programs.”

The program will include soccer, softball and tennis. The goal would be to enroll at least 8 participants in each sport so teams of 4 can compete against one another.

To register as an athlete, you must be 8+ years old and be identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following conditions: intellectual disability, cognitive delays as measured by formal assessment, or significant learning or vocational problems due to cognitive delay that have required specially designed instruction. You can register at https://www.sosc.org/athleteapplication by the deadline of September 1, 2022.

Coaches and volunteers are also needed for this program. “No experience is necessary as all volunteers will undergo special training,” stated the City. “We’re just looking for someone with a big heart and an eagerness to learn!”

Requirements for a coach include:

– Must be 18+

– Must pass a background check

– Finish a training course through Special Olympics

– Commit to practices once a week (dates and time are pending)

If you are interested in playing or volunteering, visit https://www.sosc.org/.

For more information about the Special Olympics, email benglish@sosc.org. For questions pertaining to Eastvale’s program you can email CValenzuela@eastvaleca.gov

Crime Recap

Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff Dept; Pictured: Steven Schultz

Staff Reports

Eastvale – 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: Shooting Suspect Arrested

Location: Norco

Details: On August 10,2022, about 11:13 A.M., deputies from the Norco Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a shooting inside a residence in the 4400 block of Valley View Avenue in the city of Norco. Upon arrival, deputies located a male adult suffering from a gun shot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

While at the residence, deputies detained an adult male determined to be involved in the shooting. Investigators from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station responded and assumed the investigation. Preliminary investigation revealed this incident was the result of a family dispute involving parties that lived at the location. Gary Haneline, a 78-year-old resident of Norco, was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for assault with a firearm.

This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Morgan at the Jurupa Valley Station by calling (951)955-2600.

INCIDENT: Threat of Workplace Violence

Location: Eastvale

Details: On July 19, 2022, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Station responded to a business in the 5000 block of Goodman Way in the city of Eastvale, regarding a threat of workplace violence. Deputies learned an employee at the business, later identified as Steven Schultz, a 43-year-old resident of Apple Valley, made concerning statements of violence to several other employees. Deputies arrived to the business and arrested Schultz without incident. A search warrant was prepared and executed at Schultz’s residence in Apple Valley. Multiple un-serialized firearms, known as “ghost guns”, were located, along with high capacity magazines and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Preliminary investigative findings suggest Schultz was manufacturing ghost guns at his residence. Schultz was booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center and charged with numerous felony violations, to include criminal threats and weapons charges. He is being held in lieu of $1,000,000 bail.

This incident is an excellent example of the “See Something, Say Something” philosophy and how critical it is to report suspicious activity to law enforcement. The actions taken by the suspect’s co-workers were instrumental in this case. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is committed to safeguarding the communities we proudly serve. In situations such as this, the smallest details often prove critical to preventing acts of violence and should be reported at once by calling 911.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Cpl. Schofield at the Jurupa Valley Station by calling 951-955-2600.

Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff Dept
Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff Dept

Pine Ave Construction Begins

Photo courtesy: City of Eastvale

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Eastvale/Chino – Construction has now begun on Pine Avenue between West Preserve Loop and Harvest/Homecoming due to the development of the Town Center at The Preserve in Chino.

“Improvements include widening the road to 5 lanes, 2 new traffic signals, repaving of Pine and installation of underground utilities & center medians,” stated the City. “Once completed, this project will relieve congestion & improve traffic flow on Pine Avenue.” The project is slated to be completed in Spring 2023.

Congestion is expected to increase due to the construction, so local residents are encouraged to use the alternative route on Archibald to Merrill.

Residents are also encouraged to bookmark www.cityofchino.org/roadclosures for updates or sign up for alerts by visiting www.cityofchino.org/chinonotify.

Local Eastvale Athletes Recognized

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Courtesy: City of Eastvale

Eastvale – Eastvale athletes are thriving in their sports this year. 

Eleanor Roosevelt High School (ERHS) athletes and their teams were recently recognized at the last Eastvale City Council Meeting. The City Council honored them for competing at the 2022 CIF-SS Division Championship.

“Their hard work, commitment, and dedication to excellence is something to be celebrated,” stated the City.

Congratulations to the following teams and individual athletes:

  • Naomi Johnson
  • Karyssa Owens
  • Hunter O’Brien
  • Girls Varsity Track and Field Team
  • Girls varsity Softball Team

Another team that is also thriving is the 12U Allstar Girls team who won back-to-back tournaments last month. They were District Finalists and qualified for States. They did so well they qualified for Regionals in San Diego! Congratulations to these athletes!

Here We Grow: Construction Updates

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Photo courtesy: City of Eastvale

Eastvale – There are several updates on construction in the City.

The Hamner Avenue Bridge and Widening project is expected to be complete in Spring 2023. In 2020, the City of Norco and the Riverside County Transportation Department began this $71-million-dollar project. “Once complete, the Berwin Hanna Bridge on Hamner Avenue over the Santa Ana River will be 1,200 feet long and 12-foot-wide travel lanes,” stated the City. “Last week crews were placing 800 cubic yards of concrete in the bridge interior of the northern segment. Crews were also stripping the beams and wood forms on the western span.”


The Homestead project over on Limonite and Archibald Avenue is nearly complete as well. “All six shells are up, and each passed the final building inspection approval stage,” stated the City. “Building 5 is already occupied and Planning is working with potential tenants to fill the rest of the industrial space.

Another update to the City is that a new outfield fencing was installed around the two existing ballfields at McCune Family Park. JCSD Parks & Recreation Department recently installed new bullpens, fence toppers, and foul poles.

Other updates include economic development in the local area. Here are updates provided by the City:

  • Hamner Place is slowly but surely moving along! A few businesses coming to Hamner Place include Churro Bar and Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken!
  • The Staybridge Suites Hotel has recently submitted structural revisions to the City that are now being reviewed.
  • Hero’s Restaurant & Brewery also recently submitted plans to the City that are currently under review as well. It’s expected to open late 2022/early 2023.
  • 99 Ranch Market and the Cravings Food Hall continues to make progress every day! It should be open early 2023.

“We appreciate the community’s patience on big projects like these. We are excited for these spaces to open and can’t wait to see them being enjoyed in the near future!” stated the City.

Crime Recap

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Norco – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Norco Station, conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) enforcement operation within the city of Norco on July 1 and July 9.

These were the results of the operation on July 9:

  • 38 vehicle stops
  • 30 citations issued
  • 1 unlicensed driver

These were the results of the operation on July 1:

  • 33 vehicle stops
  • 29 citations issued
  • 2 field sobriety tests
  • 0 drive’s arrested

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind the public about the importance of being safe and sober when you are driving. They provided the below statement:

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is dedicated to keeping the public safe and urges people to stay at home or use a designated sober driver if you plan to drink.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs and marijuana can also impair, especially in combination with alcohol and other drugs. Do your research and understand how certain drugs you are taking may affect your driving ability.

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 is not.

If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, and a suspended license.

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

Upcoming Eastvale Events

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Eastvale – Events take place in Eastvale every month. Below is a list of local events you can save the date for. –

JCSD is hosting their 65th Street LIVE! Concerts in the Park every Friday from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Harada Heritage Park, 13099 65th St, Eastvale. Come enjoy a night under the stars with great music and amazing food. The bands that will be playing are: Space Oddity (tribute to David Bowie) on July 29; Elton and the Early Years (Tribute to Elton John) on August 5; DSB (Tribute to Journey) on August 12.

JCSD is also hosting their Movies in the Park series on Saturdays around 8 pm at Half Moon Park. ERHS Booster Club provides a Snack Bar booth as well. Follow them on Facebook to verify dates and which movie will be playing. 

The EATSvale Food Truck Festival will also take place on July 29. The Food Truck Festival will be held at 13200 Citrus Street in Eastvale. More information will be updated soon.  

The City of Eastvale will be hosting this year’s National Night Out event on August 2 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Harada Heritage Park. “National Night Out promotes police-community partnerships and unity in the community,” stated the City. The event will feature a public safety meet and greet, interactive demonstrations, live music, kids activities, raffles, bouncers, food, and giveaways. Several local agencies will also be in attendance, supporting our annual community-building campaign.

The last event is the 11th annual Eastvale State of the City event on Thursday, October 6, at 6:00 p.m. The State of the City event will be held at Vantage Point Church, 8500 Archibald Avenue, Eastvale. This year’s theme will be “Envision Eastvale”. The City said: “We’re excited to spend the night envisioning the city’s future!”

Here We Grow

New Businesses Open

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Courtesy: City of Eastvale

Eastvale – The City of Eastvale announced several new businesses that are coming to the City and others that have recently opened this month!

This week, Otoro Sushi and Teppanyaki officially opened their doors at 13394 Limonite Avenue, Suite 110 in Eastvale. They offer sushi, combination plates, hibachi, and much more! Stop by during their happy hour Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from open to 5:00 p.m.

In early June, Dog Haus Biergarten also officially opened their doors in Eastvale! They are located at The Merge, 14063 Limonite Avenue Suite #100. Dog Haus offers their signature haus dogs, haus burgers, haus chicken, craft beer, sides, and ice cream. “Dog Haus has garnered critical acclaim and national attention for its signature all beef Haus Dogs and handcrafted proprietary Haus Sausages, as well as its 100% genetically tested, humanely raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free Black Angus beef from Creekstone Farms,” stated the City in their announcement. “All Dog Haus dogs, sausages and burgers are also served on grilled King’s Hawaiian rolls!”

The City also announced a few new businesses that will be coming to Eastvale. Crumbl Cookies is expected to arrive in 2023 at The Station! They will be located in the Goodman Commerce Center, at the corner of Hamner Ave and Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road.

“Since opening its doors three years ago, Crumbl has expanded to over 300 bakeries in 36 states nationwide, making it the fastest-growing cookie company in the nation,” stated the City. “With each new bakery, Crumbl will strive harder than ever to fulfill its mission of bringing family and friends together over the world’s best box of cookies.”

Another business that is coming to town is Olive Garden! This new restaurant is also expected to arrive at The Station in 2023. Olive Garden provides delicious Italian meals, homemade soups, iconic salads, and freshly baked breadsticks. 

New Radar Speed Signs In Eastvale

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Courtesy: City of Eastvale

Eastvale – The City of Eastvale Public Works team and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department recently met to discuss the possible installation of radar speed signs in the City. “Radar speed signs are traffic signs that alert drivers of their speed when driving by, helping them stay within the speed limit,” stated the City.

Both teams meet every month to discuss “safety concerns, traffic concerns, traffic count updates, community feedback, and more,” according to the City. The Eastvale Public Works Team is committed to the maintenance and operation of the City of Eastvale’s infrastructure, according to the City website.

In the past, many residents have expressed their concern of speeding taking place throughout the community. Therefore, the potential speed signs may be a possible solution to the current issue.

However, when the City posted on their social media about the speed signs, many residents commented against them saying they wouldn’t fix the problem. Many suggested other solutions such as cameras, speed bumps, and more law enforcement.

Mayor Pro Tem Todd Rigby also commented on the post stating, “Part of the purpose of speed radar signs is to collect data (speed mph, time of day, frequency, etc.). This data helps law enforcement deploy traffic enforcement appropriately throughout the day and throughout the city.”

In addition, many studies have shown that radar speed signs can be effective. According to radarsign.com, “studies repeatedly show that when alerted by a radar sign, speeders will slow down up to 80% of the time. Typical average speed reductions are 10-20%, and overall compliance with the posted speed limit will increase by 30-60%.” However, many still have their doubts.

This topic was discussed at the last meeting, but no decisions have been announced by the City or the Public Works team. 

Eastvale Summer Events

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Eastvale – There are so many family fun events coming up this summer. Mark your calendars for the events below!

The first is the annual Picnic in the Park, hosted by JCSD with the City of Eastvale as a proud presenting partner. The event will take place on June 24, 25, and 26 at the Eastvale Community Park, located at 12650 Citrus Street in Eastvale. This free event will feature picnic games, carnival rides, a beer garden, delicious food, fireworks, entertainment, and more!

The weekend includes the following: June 24th from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. featuring Cold Duck; June 25th from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. featuring Bruno Mars and the Hooligans, and a firework show; and June 26th from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. featuring Como La Flor. Visit www.jcsd.us or call 951.727.3524 for additional information.

Another exciting event coming up is an Independence Day Bike Parade on July 2! Bring your bike, scooter, or wagon to this family fun event at VantagePoint Church. The event will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will include a parade, decorating contest, prizes, a DJ, Facepainting, FREE Kona Ice and more!

Be sure to come by from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. to decorate your wheels and enter to win various prizes, including tickets to Knotts! Decorations will be provided during this time frame, then you can display your work at the parade at 9:35 a.m.

VantagePoint is located at 8500 Archibald Avenue in Eastvale. To register for the contest, please fill out this form: https://vantagepoint.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/243/responses/new. For more information, email info@vantagepointchurch.org.

If you’re a food lover, the City’s first-ever Restaurant Week is the event for you! During the week of July 11 to July 17, residents will be able to visit 10 participating businesses, show the official Restaurant Week flyer, and receive a special discount! Check out page 2 of this publication to see the official flyer you can take in to each restaurant.

After residents make a purchase, they are encouraged to email a photo of their receipt to restaurantweek@eastvaleca.gov for a chance to win a special raffle too!

The participating businesses are: Masala House, Eastbrew Café, Little Eastern Café, Otoro Sushi, Jono’s Sushi, Devil’s Kitchen & Teppan, Which Wich, Jinya Ramen Bar, Bushfire Kitchen, and Blaze Pizza.

Another event in July will be Raahauge’s Youth Outdoor Adventure Day on July 16! The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include paint ball games, rock climbing, archery, airsoft, kayaking, a petting zoo, falconry, various shooting ranges, food vendors, and more. The cost is only $15 cash at the door and the first 600 kids will get a free door prize! Adults can also enter the adult raffle. For more information, visit raahauges.com or see the ad on page 5 for more information.

The last event in July is the EATSvale Food Truck Festival on July 29. The Food Truck Festival will take place at 13200 Citrus Street in Eastvale. More information to come. Vendor requests can be directed to events@eastvaleca.gov.