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Photography Contest Winners

Photo courtesy: City of Eastvale
Juan Carlos Becarra’s photo “Winter is Coming”

Staff Reports

Eastvale – The Embrace Eastvale Photography Contest Winners were announced on August 8.  Congratulations to Juan Carlos Becerra and Benjamin Perez for being this year’s winners!

This is the first year the City held this type of contest and they plan to continue the tradition yearly.  The contest objective was to embrace all things Eastvale, from events, beautiful sceneries, outdoor landscapes, exciting development projects, and anything else that is unique and defining of Eastvale.  The entries were placed into the following categories: Elementary School (K-6), Middle School (7-8), High School (9-12), Amateur Photography, and Professional Photography, as applicable. The winners received special recognition at the Eastvale City Council Meeting, and had their photo featured at the 2019 Eastvale State of the City Address and at City Hall.

“We would like to give a huge shout out to this year’s winners and all of the participants for showing their best representation of Eastvale’s Beauty,” stated City officials.

Photo Courtesy: City of Eastvale
Benjamin Perez’s photo “Eastvale Sunset”

New Additions To Eastvale

New additions have come to Eastvale in the last month. Many businesses have opened and a new Paramedic Squad is now in service.


Courtesy: City of Eastvale
All Magic Paint & Body Collision Centers Express celebrated their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on August 1. 

Staff Reports

Eastvale – The City continues to grow as we welcome new businesses and additions to the area.  Two businesses officially opened this last month and the residents were excited to celebrate. In addition, a Paramedic Squad is now in service to help the community. 

On August 1, residents gathered to welcome All Magic Paint & Body Collision Centers Express to the city.  The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place at their location, 3788 S. Milliken Avenue in Eastvale.  All Magic Paint & Body Collision Centers Express is a family-owned business that provides trusted service for all your car needs. 

On August 15, city officials celebrated the Grand Opening of MOD Pizza located at The Station in Eastvale.  On Grand Opening day, the first 52 people through the door were given free pizza, many residents were given prizes, and 100% of the proceeds went to The American Red Cross. MOD Pizza offers a fresh selection of custom pizzas, salads, milkshakes, and more.  They are located at 12585 Cantu-Galilean Ranch Rd. Suite 150.

In addition to the grand openings, a special squad was also added to the Eastvale community this month.  A Paramedic Squad is now officially ready to serve, effective August 12.  The squad consists of five staff members who were transferred from various City contracts in Riverside County.  The squad will use a smaller truck that will allow them to respond quicker to critical incidents and medical emergencies. The Paramedic Squad members “are each well versed in their positions and exemplary employees who all want to be a part of the Eastvale community,” according to the City.   

The Eastvale City Council approved to add the Paramedic Squad to Fire Station 27 as part of the 2019-2020 Adopted Budget in May.

“As one of Riverside County’s youngest cities, I am honored to partner with the City of Eastvale to increase our level of Fire Services,” said Battalion Chief, Richard Tovar. “This Paramedic Squad will provide coverage to our growing community of Eastvale to allow us to better protect our highest values at risk, the residents.”

Courtesy: City of Eastvale
MOD Pizza held their Grand Opening Ceremony on August 15and donated 100% of the day’s proceeds to The American Red Cross.

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!”

Eastvale State Of The City Was A Success

Photo courtesy: City of Eastvale
The Eastvale City Council Members enjoying the State of the City Business Luncheon on July 17.

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Eastvale – Many attended the 8th Annual State of the City hosted by the Eastvale Chamber of Commerce. The theme of this year’s State of the City was Thriving Together.

“There is a saying that you can go faster by yourself, but you can go further together,” stated a City post. “That’s really where thriving together comes into place. Your voice matters and you’re essential to ensuring that Eastvale continues thriving together for generations to come!”

The two-day celebration began on July 17 with a Business Luncheon held at 11:30 a.m. at the Eastvale Community Center.  On Thursday, July 18, residents gathered at 6 p.m. at Eleanor Roosevelt High School for the community event. Mayor Todd Rigby shared the State of the City Address, which included the state of Eastvale, city accomplishments, and goals for the future. The free event also included the city’s popular “Taste of Eastvale”.

“As a long time Eastvale resident, I am proud to serve as Eastvale’s Mayor,” said Mayor Rigby. “I have had the opportunity to watch Eastvale continue to progress and thrive throughout this year and the exciting part is, this is just the beginning and we’re just getting started!” said Rigby.

“In Eastvale, we have an opportunity to create great places for people to connect, prosper, and truly thrive,” said Bryan Jones, City Manager.  “We want to work with the residents of Eastvale to really truly understand what is our potential and what really matters to them when it comes to creating a sense of community and an experience and a feeling that they can truly feel proud to call home,” added Jones. 

Last year, the City of Eastvale assembled the Strategic Planning and Goal setting workshop, which included city management, city staff, and public input.  After the workshop, the following six targets were identified as the key pillars for the future: 1) Communication/Community Engagement 2) Public safety 3) Economic Development 4) Organizational Development 5) Finance/Budget and 6) Infrastructure.

Over the last year, the following great things happened in the City:

  • For the 8th year in a row, the City has presented a balanced operating and capital budget
  • The City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report was awarded the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for financial reporting
  • City Staff has made such an impact in the community that many departments have grown
  • A new user friendly City website was launched
  • Public outreach and public workshops have taken place in an effort to include residents in city decisions
  • City Hall has expanded its services, such as now providing Notary and Passport Services
  • A Community Satisfactions Study was launched for the first time this year

The City is also building healthy reserves by setting aside at least six months or 50% of annual regular general fund operating expenditures.  These strong reserves are combined with two land investment acquisitions assets including 7 acres at Hamner Place and 22 acres at Scholar Way and Citrus Street. “We’re investing in our city so it can thrive for decades to come,” as stated in the State of the City video.

In addition, the City also announced the establishments that have recently opened, which include:

  • The Station in Eastvale
  • Café Rio
  • MOD Pizza
  • Starbucks
  • In-N-Out
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • W Cafe
  • Miguel’s Jr.
  • El Pollo Loco
  • Les Schwab Tires
  • Pita Street
  • Creamistry

At the State of the City, several projects and updates were also announced:

  • Two trails will be built through the community in an effort to connect the city schools and parks. This will be funded by the $8 million grant the City was awarded from the State. The City plans to work closely with residents over the next year to design these trails. 
  • Limonite Avenue and I-15 Interchange, which is expected to open this November
  • Hamner Avenue Bridge Widening Project, expected to begin construction after the Limonite Interchange is complete.  This will be a six-lane bridge and a multi-purpose trail to replace of the two-lane bridge currently over the Santa Ana River.
  • Limonite Avenue extension, located west of Archibald, across the Cucamonga Creek.  This extension will connect Eastvale to the City of Chino. A design was recently started for this extension.
  • The Merge, expected to include business park buildings and a retail center
  • Hamner Place, expected to have retail and Eastvale’s first hotel
  • More retails stores will open at The Station

The following restaurants and establishments are expected to open as well:

  • Chik-Fil-A
  • Tony’s Chop House
  • Heroes Restaurant and Brewery
  • Sprouts Farmer’s Market
  • Which Wich
  • Quick Quack Car Wash
  • Big Wok Mongolian Grill
  • Eastvale Medical Plaza 
  • Staybridge Suites by IHG, including a rooftop bar and vegetarian options

 “Community is very important in our city,” said Council Member Jocelyn Yow. “It’s really important that we build that community in City of Eastvale,” added Yow.

In an effort to connect the community, the following events and programs will take place in the City:

  • The Tailgate Fest, a country music festival, expected to take place in August
  • An Arts and Public Places Program will be initiated, including a very special mural that will involve our community

Public safety is also a top priority in Eastvale.  The Sheriff’s Department and Fire Department are doing a great job keeping the community safe, which is why the City was ranked the 12th safest city in the state.  Below are the additions and accomplishments made to the City’s Public Safety:

  • A motorcycle deputy was added
  • An automated license plate reader program was implemented
  • ALPR cameras were installed on patrol vehicles and various entry/exit points throughout the city
  • The Neighborhood Watch Program covers every area in the City; we are one of the first cities in the country that has accomplished this.

However, the City is still looking into how to enhance the City’s safety through collaborative endeavors and advanced technology.  Here is what is expected to be added to increase community safety in the next year:

  • A medic squad, which is a smaller truck that can help respond to critical incidents
  • 10 patrol hours were approved to be added, which equates to two more deputies to be on patrol 

Other items that are expected to be launched or pursued in the future are:

  • Business Registration process will be made available online within the next year
  • A local library will be pursued
  • Additional entertainment options will be pursued

In addition, over the next year, the City will launch the Eastvale 2040 plan to help identify where the City should be in 30 years, how to get there, and what the City needs to put in place today so that the city can truly thrive.  This plan will involve a lot of community engagement. “We look forward to your feedback, ideas, and vision as we identify what this plan will foster for years to come!”

Mayor Rigby added a final note about how important the community’s feedback is.  “No matter how young or hold old you are, we believe you have a voice in our community and we want to make sure our community knows that you have a voice,” said Rigby. 

WE are Eastvale, thriving together!

Here We Grow Again

Grand openings and projects started in Eastvale

Photo courtesy: City of Eastvale
DICKS Sporting Goods held its Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on July 8.

Staff Reports

Eastvale – Eastvale is continuing to grow with new stores opening and projects starting. 

DICK’s Sporting Goods held its Ribbon Cutting on July 8 and its Grand Opening event from July 12 to 14.  The new Eastvale Gateway store is located at 12399 Limonite Avenue.  The Grand Opening included great prizes, fun activities, and a chance to meet professional baseball player Zack Cozart!

DICK’S Sporting Goods, is the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer.  The new DICK’S location in Eastvale opened up approximately 75 jobs to the community.

Another exciting announcement is that the Eastvale L.E.D. Retrofitting Project is now in process.  In March 2019, the City of Eastvale purchased 4,100 streetlights from Southern California Edison (SCE) to place within the city limits. “We have now began the process of upgrading to new retrofitted LED lights, making the city streets much brighter at night,” according to City officials. 

These new LED streetlight fixtures have been placed strategically in a distribution pattern that will not cast light backwards onto residents’ yards.  They only cast light out far enough to cover the road surface and they will use 75% less energy than traditional streetlights.  In addition, the lights “align with the City’s strategic goal to enhance public safety by creating more visibility,” according to the City.

A total of 1,118 lights have been converted citywide, which completes all the main streets (arterials).  The entire project is expected to be completed by December 2019. 

In addition, Eastvale’s newest Shop-Dine-Stay destination, Hamner Place, broke ground on July 12.  Hamner Place will be located off Hamner Avenue and Schleisman Road.  See the Hamner Place article for more information.

Eastvale Hamner Place Breaks Ground

Eastvale Hamner Place Breaks Ground on July 12

Photo courtesy: City of Eastvale
The above layout is the expectation of Eastvale’s newest Shop-Dine-Stay destination, Hamner Place.

Staff Reports

Eastvale– On Friday, July 12, the City celebrated the Groundbreaking of Hamner Place, Eastvale’s newest Shop-Dine-Stay destination.  Hamner Place will be located off Hamner Avenue and Schleisman Road.

“The City of Eastvale is committed to enhancing the quality of life for Eastvale residents by creating places for people to connect and have community.  Hamner Place will do just that, while elevating Eastvale and putting our city on the map!” stated City officials.

Over the years, Eastvale residents have suggested multiple dining choices and options they would like to see in the City of Eastvale. Therefore, this past year, the City surveyed all their restaurants to identify what type of dining options were missing. 

“We also conducted a Restaurant Feedback Questionnaire to better understand the community’s ideas on future development of restaurants in our community,” stated Olivia Applegate, Public Information Officer, in a news release. 

“It was important to the City of Eastvale that residents help lead us in the right direction as we focus on recruitment and attraction as part of Economic Development,” she added.

Since then, city officials have been diligently trying to identify how to elevate dining experiences in Eastvale.  City officials have met with restaurateurs and have created a Restaurant Ad-Hoc committee in an effort to reach this goal.

In result, the following establishments have been determined as the best additions to Hamner Place: Heroes Restaurant & Brewery, Tony’s Chop House, Starbucks, and Staybridge Suites by IHG.

Heroes Restaurant and Brewery is a family restaurant that serves great American food and quality hand craft beers.  They are expected to open in summer of 2020. 

In addition, Tony’s Chop House is a brand new concept created by The Meat Cellar, and will be completely unique to Eastvale.  Tony’s Chop House will feature all of the amazing steaks and chops that The Meat Cellar offers but will have an elevated ambiance and a variety of added menu items.

Lastly, Eastvale’s very first hotel, Staybridge Suites by IHG, will open in Hamner Place in 2021. Staybridge Suites is a 4.5 star, 120-room hotel that features a rooftop bar, conference and event center, pool with cabanas, and is the only hotel with vegan food options in the Inland Empire.

Hamner Place is expected to bring in more jobs, sales tax revenue, and transient occupancy tax (TOT) to the city.  Since TOT is the tax that hotel guests pay during their hotel night stays, the city of Eastvale will see these TOT funds for the first time after Staybridge Suites opens. 

In addition, to help lower the traffic into the City, the Hamner Avenue Bridge Widening project will begin after the completion of the Limonite Avenue I-15 Interchange Project, which is expected to be completed by November 2019.  The Hamner Avenue Bridge will consist of three lanes, north and south directions, which will be plenty of room for travelers to reach Hamner Place.

 “We want to thank Lewis Companies and Retail Centers for their vision for Hamner Place.  They are the definition of turning challenges into opportunities and a part of making the impossible, possible,” stated a City news release.  

“Stay tuned for more exciting news regarding dining and entertainment experiences coming to Eastvale!”

Photo courtesy: City of Eastvale,
On July 12, Eastvale City officials gathered to break ground for Hamner Place.

No Shots Fired At Picnic in the Park

Staff Reports

City clarifies that no shots were fired at annual Picnic in the Park.

Eastvale – The 15th Annual Picnic in the Park was an eventful day that took place from June 28 to June 30 at the Eastvale Community Park.

The three-day celebration welcomed a summer season of non-stop fun in Eastvale, which was held by JCSD.  The event included carnival rides, games, food and craft vendors, and a marvelous fireworks display.  In addition, there was a Salsa Making Contest judged by Mayor Rigby and Councilwoman Yow.

However, there were many rumors about an incident that happened during the event.  On June 29, social media groups filled with residents speculating about an incident that took place at the Picnic in the Park.  The City of Eastvale issued a statement on their Facebook page stating the following: “a fight took place and one of the individuals had a pellet gun. NO shots were fired and there were minor injuries only. Two suspects were subsequently arrested.”

The City of Eastvale wanted to clarify the correct information to the community and they also ensured that the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department would remain onsite through the duration of Picnic in the Park, ensuring the “event is safe and enjoyable for all.”

The clarification provided a peace of mind for Eastvale residents and they expressed their appreciation.  The rest of the event was enjoyable and safe for the community.  Until next year, Eastvale!

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. ■

Here We Grow Again

Coming Soon: Residential Developments, Chick-Fil-A & More

Staff Reports

Eastvale– The City of Eastvale continues to grow and many establishments are in the development process before they can call Eastvale their home.  Below is a list of developments that are in the process of being built, along with the most recent May update.  

Goodman Retail Building CR-3

Location: Southeast corner of Hamner Avenue and Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road and west of Goodman Way; Goodman Commerce Center 

Update: Waiting for Tenant Improvements Plans for other units.

Prado Residential Development by Lennar

Location: Southeast corner of Cucamonga Creek Channel and Schleisman Road

Description: A gated community of 243 attached and detached single-family homes on approximately 19 acres

Status: Project site is currently undergoing grading. Model homes are under construction.

Update: Awaiting revised landscape plans.

Mes Amies Nail Salon Alcohol Sales

Location: Eastvale Marketplace – 13334 Limonite Avenue, Suite 110

Description: Conditional Use Permit for sales of beer, wine and distilled spirits for on-site consumption

Update: Nail salon is in operation, but applicant is waiting for an alcohol license from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

The Merge Retail and Industrial Center

Location: Northeast corner of Limonite Avenue and Archibald Avenue

Description: Retail and light industrial center on an approximately 26-acre site, and various Conditional Use Permits for certain uses.

Updates: Construction building plans received April 24, 2019 for all industrial buildings (1 through 6) and are under review. Waiting for resubmittal of construction plans for Sprouts and Starbucks. Construction plans for all industrial buildings are under review.

Sendero Century Communities Front Loaded Homes

Location: Northeast corner of Archibald Avenue and Chandler Street

Description: Front loaded homes (eastern side of the SEC easement) at Sendero. This portion consists of 82 single-family homes.

Status: Under construction and model homes are open.

Updates: Applicant resubmitted On-site subdivision flags signage plans May 6, 2019. On-site subdivision flags under review

Restaurant with Drive-Up Pickup Window (Pizza Hut)

Location: Northwest corner of Hamner and Schleisman Ave (between Fire Station 27 and 99 Cents Only Store)

Description: Restaurant (proposed to be a Pizza Hut) with a drive-through pickup window. Two Conditional Use Permits for the operation of the drive-through lane and alcohol sales for on-site consumption. Tentative parcel map to subdivide the site into two parcels.

Update: Met with applicant May 9, 2019 to discuss comments. Waiting for resubmittal.

Pulte Residential Development

Location: Southeast corner of Limonite Avenue and Scholar Way (west of Cloverdale Marketplace)

Description: Master Home Plan consisting of 79 residential units. This tract was approved and finalized by the County prior to cityhood.

Update: Received revised elevations for Lot 54 on April 25, 2019 and comment provided on May 2, 2019.

Sunshine Growers Nursery

Location: North of Riverside Drive; south of SR 60, east of Milliken Avenue, west of I-15

Description: Installation of a 20,000 square-foot greenhouse for a plant nursery for Sunshine Growers Nursery located on Riverside Dr. and Hamner Ave.

Update: Waiting for submittal for installation of propane gas from applicant. Waiting for construction plan resubmittal.

Chevron at Lewis Retail at the Polopolus Property-

Location: 7180 Hamner Avenue; northeast corner of Hamner Ave. and Schleisman Rd.

Description: New gas station with a 3,018 square-foot convenience store, a 3,472 square-foot canopy with five (5) fueling dispensers, and associated site improvements.

Update: Waiting for revised submittal.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Façade Modification

Location: Eastvale Gateway; 12399 Limonite Avenue

Description: Minor Development Review to change the façade of the former Sport Chalet store

Status: Approval letter for landscape plans sent on May 2, 2019.

Existing 7-Eleven on Hamner and Riverboat Alcohol CUP Amendment

Location: 6993 Hamner Avenue Suite B-1

Description: An Amendment to Conditional Use permit No. CUP0340, to allow the sales of distilled spirts (hard liquor) in addition to beer and wine (Type 21) at the existing 7-11 convenience store.

Update: Planning Commission consideration on April 17, 2019. The Planning Commission continued the project to May 15, 2019 and directed staff to prepare a resolution for denial. Public hearing was held on May 15, 2019.

Retail Center Archibald and Chandler

Location: Northwest corner of Archibald and Chandler

Description: A 2.71-acre mixed-use commercial development comprised of a convenience store/ gas station/ carwash, a drive-through restaurant, and an undeveloped pad to be submitted later.

Update: Waiting for revised submittal

The Campus Self-Storage Facility-

Location: West side of Archibald Avenue and South of Providence Way

Description: Major Development Review and Conditional Use Permit for development and operation of a 4-story, self-storage facility in the front portion of The Campus development.

Update: Revised submittal received. Staff is reviewing

Chick-fil-A at Goodman Commerce Center

Location: 5080 Hamner Avenue

Description: Major Development Review and Conditional Use Permit for development and operation of a 4,833 sq. ft. restaurant with two drive-through lanes

Update: Revised plans received on April 12th and April 29th. Scheduled for Planning Commission meeting on May 15th

The Campus 7-Eleven Gas Station

Location: The Campus (West side of Archibald and South of Providence Way)

Description: Major Development Review and Conditional Use Permit for development and operation of a convenience store, gas station and carwash.

Update: Revised submittal received. Staff is reviewing

Eastvale Teen Killed in Hit and Run

Photo Courtesy: Mercedez Gaitan
Anthony Gaitan, 15, was killed when he was struck by a hit and run driver. Authorities are seeking assistance from the public to identify the driver.

Staff Reports

Eastvale– On Thursday, May 30, a 15-year-old Eastvale resident was killed after a hit and run incident.

At around 2:40 a.m. on Thursday morning, the Eastvale Police Department arrived at 68th street near Tarah Street in Eastvale.  Witnesses told Police Officers that they saw a dark colored 4-door sedan hit the 15-year-old male juvenile. Then, the driver of the vehicle fled eastbound on 68th Street without stopping and assisting the juvenile, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The juvenile had major injuries upon the Police Department’s arrival. However, despite life-saving efforts by American Medical Response personnel, the juvenile succumbed to his injuries. 

The victim was later identified as Anthony Gaitan. Many family members described Anthony as a happy kid with a gentle spirit.  “He had the biggest heart ever and always made others laugh; he always made people laugh with his funny faces,” said Mercedez Gaitan.  “He loved to skateboard and was such a character,” she continued. 

A vigil was held on Thursday evening, where many gathered to honor Anthony.  Several fundraisers were also held to help with funeral costs. In addition, a GoFundMe page has been set up for the family: https://www.gofundme.com/anthony-gaitan?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_co_campmgmtbnr_w

Anthony’s aunt, Marta Gaitan, also spoke about Anthony’s passing.  “Our family is in shock, devastated and heartbroken. There are no words to describe what we are all going through right now as a family, to lose our precious Anthony at such a young age.”

However, upon their mourning, Marta states that their family seeks justice.  “If anyone has any information, please call your local Police Department.  If the person that committed and [is] responsible for this horrific act is reading this post, please come forward and do the right thing. Our family needs closure.”

Marta continues by thanking the community for their support.  “Thank you for your condolences and respectful, kind words of support to our family. Our precious Anthony was loved by so many,” she added.

The Jurupa Valley Station’s Traffic Reconstruction Team is conducting a full investigation to determine the cause of the collision. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Lonthair at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600.  Persons who wish to report criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous can call crime stoppers at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or 800-47-DRUGS (800-473-7847).  You can also leave anonymous information at www.riversidesheriff.org/tipline or www.wetip.com.

City of Eastvale Launches New Website

Laptop in a coworking space

Staff Reports

Eastvale – The City of Eastvale recently launched a new website that is expected to enhance the City’s ability to serve and engage the community.  “This new website will offer residents and businesses an enhanced experience that prioritizes digital service delivery, effective navigation, and increased access to information,” according to the City.

The new highly functional and user-friendly website has a modern design and will support the needs of all 73,700 Eastvale residents, in addition to the millions of digital visitors the City has.

The City of Eastvale stated that they partnered with Granicus to initiate a “full top-to-bottom website overhaul that included an in-depth review of website analytics, visitor behavior, and even incorporated community input that led to the new design, core functionality, and enhanced accessibility of the revamped website,” according to a news release.

The data also concluded that nearly half of the City’s web traffic comes from mobile devices.  This is due to the global trend that indicates people prefer to use their mobile phones to connect and engage online.  Therefore, the new website has a responsive and accessible website design that can automatically adjust the layout, font sizes, images and buttons to fit a mobile screen.

“Prior to our launch of our new intuitive website for Eastvale, it was difficult to navigate and find specific information on our website,” said City Manager, Bryan Jones, in a news release.  “Now, we’re able to provide a customer-first website that provides users with a mobile-friendly website that quickly connects people with the information they need.”

Jones also expresses excitement for the new website feature that gives the ability to translate the information to other languages. “One of our proudest parts of this website besides its beautiful design and layout is that it is now accessible to all cultures through the ability to translate our website into every language.  This aligns our website with our diverse, mixed culture community.  We are one of the most diverse communities in California; a demographic we are really proud of as a City.   We strive to ensure we are accessible to and engaging with everyone.”

Susan Ganeshan, Chief Marketing Officer at Granicus, also commented on her satisfaction with the partnership and work completed for the City of Eastvale.  “Our team of government website design experts and developers at Granicus were very pleased to deliver a new website for the City of Eastvale that will provide a more intuitive and seamless experience for visitors,” said Ganeshan.  “As the Eastvale community grows and its demographics shift to include a more mobile-first generation, we prioritized responsiveness on mobile devices and updated the navigation to reflect the top service-oriented requests from customers,” she added.   

Judge Says County Failed to Protect Corona Boy

8-year old Noah McIntosh of Corona has been missing since early March. Authorities believe Noah is the victim of homicide and torture at the hands of his father, Bryce McIntosh, also of Corona. McIntosh has been charged with 1st degree murder with special circumstances which makes him eligible for the death penalty.

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Corona- During a hearing on May 1, a Superior Court Judge made a statement that the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) failed to protect missing 8-year-old Noah McIntosh from further harm, even though reports indicate that they knew he was being abused in his Corona home.

The hearing was called after Noah and his sister’s attorney, Patricia Nance, objected to the public release of Noah’s case file from Child Protective Services.  Several media outlets have requested the file be released under the California state law that requires public disclosure of social services records of children who are believed to be deceased as a result of abuse or neglect.

However, Nance opposed the release of the records stating that Noah’s body hasn’t been found, and argued that state law requires the documents only be released if the juvenile is dead.  Nance continued stating that if Noah’s body is not found, proof should come from a criminal conviction or coroner’s report.

Nevertheless, releasing the case file would provide additional details to the public such as observations by the caseworker, statements from Noah and his family, and the caseworker’s recommendations.  For example, it may include the CPS report that Noah’s grandfather, Doug Godfrey, said he made a year before Noah disappeared.  Doug Godfrey told a local newsgroup that he made the report because he feared Noah was being abused.  However, the boy remained in the home with Bryce after the investigation. 

During the hearing, Perantoni stated, “It appears to the Court that there is a significant public interest in the information in the DPSS file relating to whether Riverside Department of Public Social Services acted to protect Noah from abuse,” according to a hearing transcript.

“There is significant information in the file indicating that Riverside County DPSS knew that this child was being abused in the home and took no action to protect the child, and that is clear from the Court’s review of the file,” Perantoni also stated.

Judge Perantoni overruled Nance’s objection and ordered the release of the records, with certain information redacted (names, addresses, phones numbers).   However, Perantoni granted Nance’s request to postpone the release of the records until May 11.  Then on May 9, Associate Justice Carol D. Codrington of the state Court of Appeal, Fourth District, granted Nance’s second request of postponement, indicating the records be released by May 20.

In addition, the Department of Social Services stated that they are currently conducting an extensive review of the child and adult protective services divisions.

Noah McIntosh was reported missing on March 12 by Noah’s mother, Jillian Godfrey, 36.  However, an investigation discovered that Noah has actually been missing since March 3.  Godfrey told investigators that she last saw Noah on March 2 at his father’s home in the 4600 block of Temescal Valley Rd.  Riverside County Court reports state that Noah’s father, Bryce McIntosh, took Noah into the bathroom, and Godfrey heard Noah ask his father “why he was hurting him.”  On March 3, she left the residence but did not see Noah because he was still in the bathroom. 

During a forensic interview, Noah’s sister, 11, described physical abuse to Noah by Bryce McIntosh.  The abuse involved Noah being handcuffed in the bathtub in cold water, while his sister helped hold Noah’s legs down at times, according to Riverside County Superior Court records.  His sister said she wasn’t home when Noah went missing, but she knew he was missing because “her Daddy told her,” according to the records.  In addition, several pieces of evidence were found in the Corona home such as handcuffs, zip ties, yellow towels with stains, and a laptop with relevant web searches, to name only a few. Authorities also extracted data from Godfrey’s phone, which included notes that she took that documented Bryce’s abuse towards Noah. 

Bryce McIntosh, 32, was charged with first-degree murder of his son, with the special circumstance of torture that makes him potentially eligible for the death penalty.  McIntosh plead not guilty on April 3 and is expected to return to court on June 17.  Godfrey was charged with willful child cruelty, but also plead not guilty.  Her hearing is scheduled for May 17.  Both are being held without bail.

Here We Grow Again: DICK’s Sporting Goods is Coming to Eastvale

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Eastvale – Eastvale continues to grow as new restaurants, centers, and businesses are coming to town.  The newest edition to the Eastvale community is DICK’s Sporting Goods.  DICK’s is expected to open in summer 2019, bringing a new look to the Eastvale Gateway Center. 

“Eastvale is an active community where both adults and children participate in sporting events,” said Mayor Todd Rigby in an announcement on May 9. “We have numerous sports leagues for our residents to participate in. We are excited for DICK’S Sporting Goods to open a location in Eastvale!”

DICK’s is a popular sporting goods store that sells high quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear, and accessories.  Their products include some of the most popular name brands in the sporting business.  In addition, DICK’s provides great customer service and offers exclusive deals on various products.  Their Eastvale store will be a great edition to the Eastvale Gateway Center.

Lewis Retail Centers is also pleased to partner with DICK’S Sporting Goods to open their newest location.  “Lewis Retail Centers is dedicated to working with cities and businesses to build strong and vibrant communities,” said Eastvale Gateway Developer, Randall Lewis, in a news release. “We love being a part of Eastvale’s amazing growth and know DICK’S Sporting Goods will be warmly received by Eastvale’s wonderful community.”

“We are excited to have the largest sporting retail store in the country coming to Eastvale,” added City manager Bryan Jones. “We encourage our very active community to shop local for all of their sporting good needs!”

In addition to DICK’s coming to Eastvale, the Vista Medical Group has officially started construction.  Their Ground Breaking Ceremony took place on April 19.  The Eastvale location will be at the Marketplace at the Enclave, which is at the corner of Schleisman Road and Archibald Avenue.  This will be Vista Medical Groups’ fourth location and their largest yet, according to the City of Eastvale. 

Vista Medical Group is a family practice that strives to provide quality and affordable healthcare.  Their new location will offer urgent care, occupational medicine, and general health care services for patients of all ages. 

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.

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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

Chino Hay Fire

Photo Courtesy: CVFD
Chino Valley Fire District battle high flames at a Chino dairy farm

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Chino – Firefighters from the Chino Valley Fire District (CVFD) responded to a second-alarm hay fire on Tuesday, May 7 at around 8:04 p.m.  The fire was located in the 8300 block of Pine Ave at a Chino dairy farm. 

“Firefighters kept the fire from reaching several heads of cattle and nearby residential structures, at times battling three-story high flame lengths,” according to CVFD.  Firefighters contained the fire to bales of hay and a nearby barn structure.  No injuries were reported as of yet. 

CVFD announced that they expected the fire to burn for three to five days because of the fuel arrangement that makes it difficult to put out compact hay bales fires.  “These fires are deep seated into the material and make it difficult to access and extinguish,” said CVFD.   

Photo Courtesy: CVFD

Firefighters worked hard to contain the fire and their priority was to protect the perimeter exposures.  CVFD issued a statement on Tuesday evening stating they were trying to allow the fuel to burn off until they can get heavy equipment to move in and break the bails apart.  “Once the bails are spread out, we can put water over them and extinguish the fire,” CVFD added.

On Tuesday evening, Pine Avenue was closed between West Preserve Loop and East Preserve Loop, according to the Chino Police Department.  CVFD also sent out advisories for local residents to avoid the smoke by staying indoors, closing all doors and windows, and avoid vigorous outdoor and indoor activity.  They also recommended that residents run their air conditioner, keep the fresh air intake closed, and clean the filter to prevent smoke from coming inside.  For more information on protecting yourself during a wildfire, visit South Coast AQMD’s Wildfire Smoke & Ash Health & Safety Tips page: http://www.aqmd.gov/wildfire-health-infor-smoke-tips

Fatal Plane Crash in Norco

Photo Courtesy: Tim Felce/ Wiki Commons
Northrop N-9M Flying Wing that crashed in Norco.

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Norco – On April 22, a small plane crashed into a Norco prison, killing the plane’s pilot.  The pilot was identified as Dave Vopat, 51, of Chino. 

Vopat was flying a rare and historic Northrop N-9M Flying Wing that was registered to the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino.  The plane was built by Northrop in 1944.  Local reports state that the pilot was flying the plane to prepare for an upcoming air show at the museum. 

On that Monday afternoon, multiple witnesses reported observing the airplane “flying on a northeastern heading at a low altitude,” according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).  The plane then performed a “barrel roll” and “wobbled [from] side to side,” before the airplane’s canopy separated.  At around 12:10 p.m., the airplane entered a steep right turn, and crashed into the outpatient-housing yard of the California Rehabilitation Center, which is located in the 1900 block of 4th street. 

The debris spread over 474 ft. in length and 200 ft. wide.  There were no reports of structural damage; sheriff officials stated that the area of the crash was currently under construction.  A report indicated that one inmate suffered from scratches, but there were no additional reports of serious injuries to the prison’s inmates or staff.

NTSB also reported that the flight originated from Chino Airport, at around 12:02 p.m.  In addition, “visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight,” stated NTSB.  The remaining parts of the airplane were recovered to another location for further examination and this incident is still under investigation. 

Here We Grow Again: Sprouts is Coming to Eastvale

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EastvaleThe City of Eastvale officially announced that Sprouts Farmers Market will be coming to Eastvale!  The grocery store is expected to open in summer 2020, according to the City.  The new Sprouts will be located at the future Merge Retail Center on the northeast corner of Archibald Avenue and Limonite Avenue.  The store will bring approximately 140 career opportunities to the Eastvale community. 

Many community members expressed their excitement of being able to shop locally for healthy items.  When the City of Eastvale announced the opening on their Facebook page, thousands of community members liked the post and hundreds commented on the page.  The post was also shared 253 times in an effort to spread the news to family and friends. 

Mayor Todd Rigby was also pleased to announce the opening of Sprouts and discussed how the store will benefit the Eastvale community.  “With Sprouts coming to the northwest portion of our city, this will help to provide a grocery store to our residents in that area of town,” said Rigby.  “We look forward to adding Sprouts to the successful businesses we have here in Eastvale. This addition will give our residents another healthy and economical shopping choice.”

Sprouts Farmers Market is a grocery store with fresh, natural, and organic products at affordable prices.  As one of the fastest growing retailers in the country, Sprouts offers bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, bakery, and so much more.  Be sure to check out their Butcher Shop, Fish Market, and Market Corner Deli for high-quality meat, seafood, and freshly prepared entrees and sides. 

The Eastvale Sprouts will not be the only business in the Merge Retail Center.  Starbucks was recently announced to join Sprouts in the same center.  In addition, a Walmart Superstore will be located across the street at the southeast corner of the same intersection.  The City announced that Walmart is expected to open in 2022.  Also, Archibald Avenue plans to be widened as part of The Merge project.

The Merge is a 26-acre retail and light industrial center that will include seven industrial business park buildings, a plaza with a stage, and other unique features that are expected to benefit the Eastvale community of 73,700 residents.  The center is a 336,000 and a 70,000 sq. retail center, anchored by Sprouts Farmers Market.

 “The Merge project is a true collaboration between the City of Eastvale and Orbis to deliver the best product possible,” said Managing Partner from Orbis Real Estate Partners, Grant Ross. “This development will be where business and community come together.”

CNUSD Students Win Awards

Photo Courtesy: Brian Kenney

The City of Corona honored four CeHS computer science winners during the April City Council meeting.

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Corona – Congratulations to all the CNUSD students who won various awards in April.  Students from different schools in the Corona-Norco Unified School District were honored at several recent events. 

Five Centennial High School (CeHS) students placed 2nd and 3rd at the 2019 Inaugural Riverside County Programming Competition.  This competition introduced students to the world of coding and featured 129 students from nine Riverside County school districts. Participants had the opportunity to compete individually or as a team of two to four students. 

The second place winners for the Team Competition included the following: Anthony Villegas, Dararith Sao, William Chen, and Vincent Alexander.  The third place winner for the Individual Competition was Noe Martinez. 

Other CeHS students received the Aspirations in Computing Award from the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT).  The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award applicants represent “young women highly qualified to enter the computing and information technology workforce,” according to a CNUSD news release.

The winners included the following: Chloe Santos, 2019 California Inland Empire Affiliate Honorable Mention; Jasmine Bae, 2019 California Inland Empire Affiliate Honorable Mention; Madison Hill, 2019 California Inland Empire Affiliate Winner; and Monica Sanchez, 2019 California Inland Empire Affiliate Rising Star.

CeHS Teacher, Brian Kenney, commented on how important these awards are.  “The mission is to increase diversity in Computer Science and Gaming by encouraging young women into these high demand job fields.  These young ladies and NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award winners are part of that diversity change,” said Kenney.  “With all of this talent, it is also the intent of Centennial High School to keep highly qualified students in Corona by producing career-ready individuals, and to bring more of these jobs to our area,” added Kenney.

Lastly, from April 2-3, twenty-four CNUSD students earned gold medals at the Riverside County Science and Engineering Fair.  “Nineteen Junior & Senior division students advanced to the California State Science Fair and a 9th-grade student is headed to the Intel International Science Fair,” according to CNUSD.

Nearly 500 students from 36 affiliate fairs competed at the Riverside Convention Center.  Among the awards were community organization awards, in addition to Gold and Silver medals.  “Gold medal winners from the Junior and Senior divisions will advance to the California State Science and Engineering Fair on April 29-30 at the California Science Center in Los Angeles,” stated CNUSD.  Congratulations to the sixty-nine CNUSD students who participated and brought home 24 Gold medals, 42 Silver medals, and 13 community and regional awards.  The winners are listed below.

Among the winners was Amanda Mata, of Orange Elementary School, who won the Elementary Sweepstakes Award – Best Overall Project in Grades 4-5.  The Project she created was a Rigatoni Pasta Rocket Engine.  Another winner was Dimple Garuadapuri, of eSTEM Academy at Roosevelt High School.  Dimple earned one of three spots in the county to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).  The Project that was created was a Na/Ca/K Pollution Scrub: A Domestic Approach to Chemical Carbon Capture.

Community and Regional Awards include the following:

American Meteorological Society: Dimple Garuadapuri, Eastvale STEM Academy at ERHS

American Psychological Association: Sandra Rodriguez, Centennial High School

California Society for Biomedical Research: Kenny Nguyen, of Eastvale STEM Academy at ERHS, received a plaque and $250 monetary award

Chemistry and Air Pollution Research Center at University of California Riverside: Kayla Cunningham, of Eastvale STEM Academy of ERHS, received a trophy and a $50 gift card

HDR, Inc.: Gavin Joyce, of Corona High School, received a certificate and a book

Inland Empire Professional Engineers in California Government: Gavin Joyce, of Corona High School, won $1,000

Intel Excellence in Computer Science: Jiahan (Peter) Cheng, Thomas Rife, and August Wetterau, Eastvale STEM Academy of ERHS

Mojave Environmental Education Consortium: Dimple Garuadapuri, of Eastvale STEM Academy of ERHS, won a $50 gift card, and received a certificate and ribbon

Mu Alpha Theta: Malika Nindra and Avantika Rozario, Centennial High School

NASA Earth System Science Award: Dimple Garuadapuri, Eastvale STEM Academy of ERHS

Naval Science Award: Andre Huerto, Eastvale STEM Academy of ERHS

Science and Technology Education Partnership (STEP): Amanda Mata, of Orange Elementary School, won $50

Stockholm Jr Water Prize: Nicolas Almeida, Alexander Nguyen, and Nicholas Tan, Eastvale STEM Academy of ERHS

GOLD MEDAL WINNERS (all Gold medal students in grades 6-12 advance to State):

Clara Barton Elementary: Anneliese Brasher, James Glenny, and Zachary Brasher

Home Gardens Academy: Hope Howard

Eastvale Elementary: Thomas Sherrill

Orange Elementary: Amanda Mata

Temescal Valley Elementary: Carter Gilliatt and Nicholas Gomez

Auburndale Intermediate: Aisha Randhawa, Nala Stewart, Sarah Stutsman

Raney Intermediate: David Ouk and Suraj Jayaraman

Norco High: Spencer Krock

ESTEM at Roosevelt High: August Wetterau, Dimple Garuadapuri, Jiahan Cheng, Kenney Nguyen, Thomas Rife, Faith Inverary, Kayla Cunningham, Lana Lim, Wenxuan Tang, and Jillian Labador

SILVER MEDAL WINNERS:

Clara Barton Elementary: Aiden Stinson and Andrew Glenny

Corona Ranch Elementary: Gavin Cypher

Eastvale Elementary: Joel Licera

Garretson Elementary: Jake Felton

Orange Elementary: Hailey Hild

Prado View Elementary: Jackson Rhodes, Kyla Ishii, and Spencer Tran

Corona Fundamental Intermediate: Ethan Alferez, Sophia Pham, Aidan Bunch, Anisha Prasad, Derek Hsieh, Lucas Dyal, and Ryan Friedman

River Heights Intermediate: Alexander Stewart

Centennial High: Briana Meza, Ellorie Mariano, Jahnavi Issar, Sandra Rodriguez, Brendan Morgan, and Jasmine Bae

Corona High: Gavin Joyce

ESTEM at Roosevelt High: Jeewan Kaur, Kristine Caneda, Paige Prescott, Samuel Alston, Serena Patel, Alexander Nguyen, Andre Huerto, Harshikasai Kellampalli, Jamal Karim, Natalie Hobson, Nicholas Tan, Nicolas Almeida, Noel Simon, Raam Naveen, Sanskriti Balaji, Brian Chen, Hailee Hammond, and Joever Orillosa

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.