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Ring in the New Year at the Eastvale Community Center

By JCSD

JURUPA VALLEY, CA (December 10, 2018) – Back by popular demand, the JCSD Parks and Recreation Department will turn the Eastvale Community Center (ECC) into the ultimate party destination.  This exciting event begins at 7:00 p.m. and will feature a disc jockey and dancing, a buffet dinner with a dessert station, two wine and beer bars, a photo booth, raffles, and a midnight balloon drop and champagne toast. The party concludes at 1:00 a.m. Designated pick-up and drop-off areas will be available for those who are using alternative transportation. 

No babysitter? That’s no problem! A separate Kids’ Corner, staffed by JCSD personnel, will be available for an extra charge of $10 per child. Games, activities, and snacks will be provided for their entertainment. Admission is $50 per person and tickets may be purchased at the ECC. This event sold out last year so don’t delay! For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (951) 727-3524.

About JCSD – Founded in 1956, the Jurupa Community Services District is a public governmental agency which provides services and programs to the cities of Jurupa Valley and Eastvale. It is governed by five elected representatives (Board of Directors) from both cities. Serving over 130,000 people in a 40-square-mile area, JCSD provides a variety of community services and programs including water, sewer, streetlights, frontage landscape maintenance, graffiti abatement, and parks and recreation services. Visit us at http://www.jcsd.us

Eastvale: Here We Grow Again

Staff Reports

Eastvale– The City of Eastvale continues to grow and residents are waiting patiently for their desired establishments to open.  For example, many residents are very excited about the new In-N-Out expecting to come to town in the first quarter of 2019, according to local reports.  However, the community is also currently celebrating the businesses that have recently opened, such as the new El Pollo Loco located at 13332 Limonite Ave. in the Eastvale Marketplace retail center. 

Here are a few other businesses that recently opened this year:

  • 99 Cents Only Store: Located on the northwest corner of Hamner Ave and “new” Schleisman Rd. Opened Sept. 2018
  • Costco: located on Cantu Galleano Ranch Rd. and Hamner Ave.  Opened June 2018
  • LBA Realty Industrial Building: located north of Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road, east of Hamner Ave., and west of the I-15 freeway. 
  • Miguel’s Jr: Located at 13382 Limonite Ave in the Eastvale Marketplace.  Opened October 2018

Several other businesses are currently under construction.  Below are updates for each of the businesses, homes, or centers that are expected to open in Eastvale:

  • Chevron Station Pre-App: Located at 14207 Chandler St.  Update: Application under Review
  • Chik-Fil-A: Located at 5080 Hamner Ave in the Goodman Commerce Center.  Update: Pre-application is under review
  • Eastvale Marketplace: Located on northeast corner of Limonite and Sumner Avenues.  Update: On-going discussion with property owner regarding site maintenances, parking, and pedestrian access
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car CUP: Located at 12483 Bellegrave Ave. in the Goodman Commerce Center.  Update: Approved by Planning Commission
  • Fast 5 Xpress Car Wash at Al’s Corner DR and CUP: Located at Southwest corner of Hamner Ave and Riverboat Ave.  Update: waiting for revised architecture plans
  • Gas Station (7-Eleven) and Drive-Through Restaurant (Pizza Hut): Located on the northwest corner of Hamner and Schleisman Ave (between Fire Station 27 and 99 Cents Only Store).  Update: waiting for revised developmental plans
  • Goodman Commerce Center: located on Hamner Ave., north of Bellegrave Ave. and south of Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road.  Update: site improvement to add parking spaces
  • Goodman Off Site Parking, Pedestrian Bridge, and Building Height Increase in Industrial Areas: Located at Cantu Galleano Ranch Rd. and Hamner Ave.  Update: applicant is currently addressing pedestrian crossing issues
  • Goodman Retail Center: Located on the southeast corner of Cantu Galleano Ranch Rd. and Hamner Ave.  Update: both buildings are under construction
  • In-N-Out: Located at 4950 Hamner Ave in the Goodman Commerce Center.  Update: under construction
  • Leal Master Plan: Located at the northwest corner of Hamner and Limonite Ave., east of Scholar way and south of 58th street. Update: Continued discussion of potential development with owners and proposed developer.
  • Lewis Retail Polopolus Property: Located at 7270 Hamner Ave.  Update: Processing an application for a Chevron gas station and convenience store
  • Medical Office Building and Dialysis Center at The Marketplace at The Enclave: Located at 14252/14260 Schleisman Rd.  Update: waiting on 3rd submittal for construction plans for 2-story medical office building
  • Mes Amies Nail Salon Alcohol Sales CUP: Located at 13334 Limonite Ave., Suite 110 in the Eastvale Marketplace.  Update: waiting submittal of incomplete items and deposit
  • Nexus Townhouse by William Lyon Homes, Residential Development: Located south of the 24-hour Fitness Center in the Eastvale Gateway South retail center. Update: Construction is complete
  • Polopolus Chevron DR & CUP: Located at 7180 Hamner Ave.  Update: waiting for revised development plans
  • Prado Residential Development by Lennar: Located at the southeast corner of Cucamonga Creek Channel and Schleisman Rd.  Update: Revised fence and wall plans under review
  • Pulte Residential Development: Located on southeast corner of Limonite Ave and Scholar Way.  Update: site is being graded consistent with the recorded subdivision map
  • Quick Quack Car Wash: Located west of Amazon off-site parking lot and south of Costco parking lot in retail portion of Goodman Commerce Center.  Update: waiting for 2nd submittal of construction plans
  • Rodriguez Site by Howard Industrial at The Ranch: Located at the southeast corner of Moon Plan and Remington Ave.  Update: waiting for development plans
  • Santa Ana River Trail CUP: Located south of Archibald Ave and north of Bluff Street.  Update: application is on hold
  • Self-Storage Facility at Chandler: Located at 7500 Hellman Ave.  Update: preparing CEQA documents and waiting for revised developmental plans set
  • Sendero Century Communities Front Loaded Homes: Located at the northeast corner of Archibald Ave and Chandler St.  Update: waiting for revised site plan
  • Sendero Cluster Homes by Lennar: Located on the west portion of Sendero at northwest corner of Limonite Ave and Harrison Ave.  Update: Under construction but model homes are open
  • Sendero Planned Residential Development by Stratham Homes: Located in the northeast corner of Limonite and Harrison Avenues. Update: Revised SCE landscape plans are currently under review
  • South Milliken Distribution Center: Located east of Milliken Ave, north of SR-60.  Update: waiting for construction plans
  • Starbucks Drive-Through: Located at southeast corner of Hamner Ave. and Cantu-Galleano Ranch Rd. Update: under construction
  • The Campus (former Providence Business Park): located west of Archibald Ave and south of Limonite Ave. Update: Approved construction plans but other buildings are currently under construction
  • The Merge- Chevron, Drugstore Drive-Through, Sprouts Alcohol Sales, Starbucks Drive-Through: Located North of Riverside Drive; South of SR 60, East of Milliken Avenue, West of I-15.  Update: under review
  • The Ranch: Located in the northeast and southeast corners of Hellman and future Limonite (Kimball) Avenues.  Update: construction of six industrial/warehouse buildings are completed
  • VantagePoint Church: Located on 8500 Archibald Ave. Update: Undergoing site grading; revised building construction plans approved
  • Verizon at Chandler Fire Station: Located on northeast corner of Chandler Street and Selby Ave.  Update: Under construction
  • Walmart: located on southeast corner of Limonite and Archibald Ave. Update: Waiting for applicant to submit construction plans

Eastvale Woman Fatally Shot

By Diana Sanchez

Eastvale – On Nov. 24, an Eastvale woman was shot and found deceased in the roadway of Jasper Loop, north of Aspen Leaf Lane.  The woman was later identified as Alicia Rene Lopez, 28 of Eastvale.  The Eastvale Police Department is currently seeking the public’s assistance to obtain any additional information regarding the shooting. 

The incident occurred at around 8:08 pm on Saturday evening, when nearby residents reported that they heard “shots being fired” in the 1300 block of Jasper Loop.  Eastvale Police Officers were dispatched to the location.  When Police officials arrived, Lopez was found in the middle of the roadway and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  It is unknown at this time if Lopez lived near the residence where she was shot. 

“One adult male was seen running from the location after the shooting,” said Sergeant Walter Mendez in a news release.  “But no further information is available at this time,” Mendez added. 

After the incident occurred, several members of the community turned to social media group pages asking what happened and what the suspect looked like.  The posts caused a lot of speculation of what could have led to the shooting.  However, out of respect for the family, many administrators of the social media sites deleted or addressed comments that contained unconfirmed information.  A family member of Lopez even commented on a post stating that the incident was not a result of domestic violence.  All parties reiterated that the incident is under investigation and information regarding the suspect’s appearance will be released when available.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Central Homicide Unit and the Jurupa Valley Station Investigators have assumed the investigation, according to Mendez.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call Investigator Vasquez of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (760) 393-3529.  An anonymous tip can also be submitted using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form at www.riversidesheriff.org/tipline/.  This investigation incident number is EV183280060.

Hundreds Served at Christmas Gift Mart

Photo Courtesy: Richard Gierman (richardgierman.com)
Entertainment was provided by Eleanor Roosevelt High School Students

Staff Reports

Eastvale – VantagePoint Church held their 6th Annual Christmas Gift Mart on December 1 at Eleanor Roosevelt High School.  This event helps low-income families provide holiday gifts for their children each year. 

This year’s Gift Mart allowed 420 families to take home 2,100 gifts for their children.  Members of VantagePoint Church donated over 1,800 of these gifts, each valuing from $15 to $25. 

In addition to the donations, over 300 volunteers gathered to make this event possible.  Even the local Boy Scout Troop woke up early to serve 1,100 pancake breakfasts for the families waiting in line.  The families were very grateful for the breakfast and coffee served, because some of them began lining up for the event the day before!

However, it was definitely worth the wait as families had a great time at this year’s Christmas Gift Mart.  Parents were able to pick out Christmas presents while their children made holiday crafts.  Then, volunteers wrapped the gifts and took them to each family’s cars.  Children were also excited to meet Santa, Santa’s elves, Spider-Man, Princess Belle, and Kylo Ren.  The entertainment continued with performances by the Eleanor Roosevelt High School band, choir, and drama departments.  In addition, free raffles and balloon animals were provided to the families before they went in to shop.

This event continues to touch the lives of local families each year.  “One family told us that their child just got out of the hospital and without us, they wouldn’t have been able to afford Christmas,” said Monique Whritenour, VantagePoint Operations & Outreach Director.

“Families were blessed, lives were changed, and we found a tangible way to be living proof of a loving God to those around us,” Whritenour added.

Eastvale Appoints New Mayor

Photo Courtesy: City of Eastvale

By City of Eastvale

Todd Rigby has lived in Eastvale for almost a decade as a California native.  He is a strong believer in giving back to his community. Professionally, he works in residential real estate as a broker and owner.  Rigby and his wife Charlene are the parents of three children.  Rigby enjoys volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, his church, and local sports organizations.  

Todd received his Associate’s Degree from Santa Ana College in Liberal Arts, and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University in Facilities Management with a Business Minor. He then went on to receive a Master’s Degree from Azusa Pacific University in Human Resource Organizational Development.  

“I am excited for this new role and look forward to continuing to serve the residents of our community,” said Mayor Todd Rigby.  “Thank you to my fellow Council Members for your vote of confidence. We have a great team in place on the Council and within our City staff. I look forward to a great year of accomplishing our strategic goals, and with our team effort, I have no doubt we will continue to make Eastvale a great place to live, conduct business, and visit.”

Komar Factory Outlet: Designer Brands at Discounted Prices

Staff Reports

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Here We Grow Again: Eastvale Welcomes Sunshine Growers Nursery

By City of Eastvale

The City of Eastvale is proud to announce that Sunshine Growers will be coming to Eastvale! On Wednesday, October 17,2018 the Eastvale Planning Commission approved the development of a new 20,000-square-foot greenhouse and retail store for a new plant nursery at Sunshine Grower’s new location on Riverside Drive, east of Hamner Avenue.

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

This locally-based, family-owned business will be moving from Ontario, bringing jobs and approximately $4-million in taxable retail sales to Eastvale. Sunshine Growers is a family of wholesale and retail nurseries that sell quality plant material to the community and to landscape contractors. When they open, Sunshine Growers will be the only full-service plant nursery in Eastvale, providing a great local option for the community to continue to enhance landscaping around their homes, keeping our city beautiful. Sunshine Growers will carry the best-suited plants for the Eastvale community based on environment, typical weather, and placement. Having a local nursery will allow pest and other environmental problems to be easily identified.

Sunshine Growers has also been extremely supportive of both the Eastvale Community Fruit Tree Project as well as the Eastvale Garden Group. These supportive efforts have included donating trees to the Eastvale Community Fruit Tree Project, hosting classes for the Eastvale Garden Group, and donating gift cards to these groups.

“It’s an exciting time to grow your business in Eastvale!” said Interim City Manager Bryan Jones. “Their success is our success and I am confident our residents and businesses will give Sunshine Growers a warm welcome.”

About the City of Eastvale

The City of Eastvale was founded on October 1, 2010 as an independent local government agency, governed by a five- member, elected City Council. The City of Eastvale serves over 64,855 residents and encompasses 13.1 square-miles in western Riverside County. The City is strategically poised between Interstate 15 and California State Routes 91, 60, and 71, making access easy for residents, visitors and businesses alike. Eastvale is a young and dynamic community filled with economic opportunity, tremendous growth, and strong values. For more information on the City of Eastvale, please visit: www.EastvaleCA.gov

Eastvale: A ‘Growing’ Concern for Over 40 Years

By Michael Armijo

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

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

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

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

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

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

To find out more please sign onto www.sunshinegrowersnursery.com or visit them on Riverside Drive east of Hamner Avenue. Or you can call their Corona store at 951.736.6000, Ontario store at 919.923.7277, or their Yucaipa store at 909.797.9270.

Eastvale City Election Results

By Michael Armijo

Eastvale – The results are in and the three seats up for election are filled. For City Council there were 3 districts up for election: District 1, 3, and 4. In District 1 the current council representative is Todd Rigby. He was unchallenged by the deadline last month so he will retain his seat. So Todd Rigby will continue to represent District 1.  In District 3, Howard Feng, and Chris Hook could not beat incumbent Councilman Clint Lorimore. So Clint Lorimore will continue to represent District 3. In the final District, 4, Bart Moreno lost to Jocelyn Yow. Yow will represent District 4.

For the Corona-Norco Unified School District, only one seat affected the City of Eastvale. There was one candidate trying to upseat incumbent Bill Newberry, and she was successful. The challenger and new board member is Elizabeth “Lisa” Marroquin.

Bill Newberry received 45.9% of the votes with 3,342 votes, and winner Marroquin has 54.04% of the votes with 3,930 votes.

In District 3 winner Clint Lorimore recieved 54.15% at 717 votes, Howard Feng was at 32.40% with 429 votes, and Chris Hook has 13.44% with 178 votes.

District 4 showed winner Jocelyn Yow at 69.16% of the vote with 1139 votes, and Bart Moreno yielded 30.84% at 508 votes.

These counts are as of Nov 9 from the Riverside County Registrar’s office and do not include any provisional votes, which were not enough to change the outcome. For more information please sign onto: www.voteinfo.net.

A little history on the decision to divide the City of Eastvale into districts: The City Council previously took action at the April 27, 2016 City Council meeting to initiate the process of converting to by-district voting beginning with the November, 2016 election. The Council approved Resolution No. 16- 09 initiating the by-district process. So instead of their traditional “at large” option of voting, this resulted in a few positive changes to the city:

1. The city will have representation by all parts of the city. So as the city was cut up into 5 areas, there can only be a candidate who lives in those district areas that are up for election.

2. The marketing costs will be more affordable. So if a “rich” candidate, or someone who has the ability to raise more money than the others, dominated past elections they can no longer do so. It levels out the political playing field financially.

What has also changed is the election cycle. State law now requires all elections to be held in November, with the exception of Primary elections, which are historically held in June. This has been a great cost saver to cities who ran their elections outside of the county election cycles. Now cities who paid for elections in odd months can now streamline their costs.


For additional voter registration information visit www.voteinfo.net or contact Eastvale City Hall at http://www.eastvaleca.gov/.

Eastvale: Eastvale Appoints New City Manager

Photo Courtesy: City of Eastvale

By City of Eastvale

EASTVALE, CA – On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the Eastvale City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Bryan Jones as the new permanent City Manager. The appointment became effective immediately after. Bryan joined the City of Eastvale on April 16, 2018 as the Assistant City Manager, following a six month, nationwide, 90 applicant recruitment and interview process. On June 13, 2018, Bryan was asked to serve as the Interim City Manager starting June 29, 2018. Since then, Bryan has led the organization and expanded City Hall with new Council Chambers, additional offices, a larger conference room, and an expanded customer service counter to better serve our residents and businesses. In August, Bryan also led City Council through a Strategic Planning Goal Setting process with public input.
“Bryan is a hardworking and trustworthy leader who delivers a strong strategic outlook to help guide our community,” Mayor Clint Lorimore said. “I have enjoyed working with Bryan and have had the pleasure of watching him build upon the positive momentum we’ve created in our City. I look forward to continuing to work with Bryan, the City Council, and our outstanding team at City Hall to best serve our residents and businesses.
Bryan is passionate about identifying ways to help move and connect people, businesses, and communities so they can all thrive together. His ultimate goal is to create places for people to prosper. Bryan draws from nearly 20 years in both the public and private sectors. He has led cutting-edge land use and transportation infrastructure projects throughout California and North America. With a background as a professional engineer and certified planner, Bryan is well positioned to understand the unique opportunities Eastvale faces from a land use, transportation, and economic development perspective.
“Over the last few months, Bryan has led the Eastvale team to new heights and already accomplished so much in such a short time,” Mayor Pro Tem Todd Rigby said. “With Bryan’s leadership and experience, he has earned the trust and respect of staff, Council, and others that work with the City. I have no doubt he will do an excellent job and continue to be a valuable asset to the city. I look forward to continuing to work with Bryan in his new role as the City Manager of Eastvale.”
“I feel blessed that the City Council has entrusted me with this great responsibility to lead this amazing City,” Bryan Jones said. “I am honored to serve alongside a talented and amazing team at City Hall that is really taking on an entrepreneurial spirit; they are always striving to Exceed Eastvale’s Expectations Every Day.” Bryan Jones continued. “Over the last seven months the Eastvale community has been so warm and welcoming. In this time, I have had the privilege of experiencing why Eastvale is #17 in the nation for Best Places To Live. It has been a privilege to get to know so many of the people that make this community such a special place to live, work, and play. I look forward to serving our City Council in helping create Eastvale’s tomorrow, today.”
Bryan has a Master’s in Public Administration from Norwich University focused on Leadership and Sustainable Financial Strategies and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis with a Communications minor. Bryan is a California native and married to his wife, Shari. They have two grown children and three black Labradors.
About the City of Eastvale
The City of Eastvale was founded on October 1, 2010 as an independent local government agency, governed by a five-member, elected City Council. The City of Eastvale serves over 64,855 residents and encompasses 13.1 square-miles in western Riverside County. The City is strategically poised between Interstate 15 and California State Routes 91, 60, and 71, making access easy for residents, visitors and businesses alike. Eastvale is a young and dynamic community filled with economic opportunity, tremendous growth, and strong values. For more information on the City of Eastvale, please visit: http://www.EastvaleCA.gov
Media Contact:
Olivia Applegate | Public Information Officer
951.703.4415 | oapplegate@eastvaleca.gov

Eastvale: Bond Initiatives Construction in Full Swing

Photo By: Michael Armijo
ERHS is just one of the many schools in the CNUSD that will benefit from 2 voter-approved bond initiatives.

Staff Reports

Corona, Norco, Eastvale – Measure U (voted on and passed in 2006) and Measure GG (voted on and passed in 2014), are bond initiatives that are building and improving school facilities in Corona, Norco, and Eastvale. Residents are currently paying on both bonds, which are included in their property taxes.

In November 2006 the voters of the Corona-Norco Unified School District (CNUSD) approved Measure U, another $250 million general obligation bond for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities at CNUSD. In accordance with State law, Citizens’ Oversight Committee was formed to monitor the projects and expenditures of revenue received from Measure U.

In November 2014 the voters of the Corona-Norco Unified School District (CNUSD) approved another initiative, Measure GG, adding $396 million general obligation bond for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities at CNUSD. In accordance with State law, a Citizens’ Oversight Committee was formed to monitor the projects and expenditures of revenue received from Measure GG.

“All money raised within city areas will be distributed equitably between Corona, Norco and Eastvale schools. Funds cannot be taken away by the State or used for District administration or employee salaries,” said Superintendent Dr. Michael Lin in a written statement.

On August 5, the Board of Education unanimously voted to place Measure GG, a $396 million bond measure, on the November 4, 2014 ballot to address the needs of the schools in the district. The measure will cost property owners in the District around $24 per $100,000 of assessed valuation (not market) annually. Measure GG is Providing labs and classrooms for career technical education, Update instructional technology in the classroom for improved student learning , Upgrade classrooms, libraries, science labs and computer systems to keep pace with technology and rising academic standards, Improve student safety and security, including security lighting, fencing, smoke detectors, fire alarms and sprinklers, Ensure that all teachers are adequately trained in the use of modern instructional technologies, Repair or replace deteriorated roofs, floors and plumbing and remove hazardous materials in older schools, and Reduce classroom overcrowding by providing new classrooms and facilities

The following schools were allotted money from Measure GG:

Adams ES $ 121,670.00 (Technology), Anthony 59,284.00 (Technology), Barton ES 144,410.00 (Shade Shelter), Chavez 9,050.00 (Technology ), Coronita ES 8,446,033.00 (Multi-Purpose Building), Garretson ES 1,551,377.00 (Relos and Parking Lot), Eisenhower ES 902,884.00 (Relos), Franklin 109,534.00 (Technology), Foothill 37,692.00 (Technology),  Jefferson ES 692,941.00 (Classroom Remodels), Home Gardens ES 40,227,543.00, New School Lincoln ES 4,867,361.00 (Relos and Bathrooms), Mckinley 3,565.00 (Technology), Norco ES 69,869.00 (Bathrooms), Orange ES 143,435.00 (Relos), Parkridge ES 10,473,141.00 (Classrooms), Parks ES 5,000,000.00, New School Prado View 133,391.00 (Technology), Riverview 78,172.00 (Fencing), Sierra Vista 17,027.00 (Technology), Stallings ES 15,483.00 (Technology), VanderMolen ES 10,000,000.00, New School Vicentia ES 10,488,249.00 (Multi-Purpose Building), Washington ES 117,224.00 (Technology), Wilson 70,669.00 (Technology), Auburndale IS 51,246.00 (Technology), Corona Fund 49,023.00 (Technology), Norco IS 609,526.00 (Shade Shelter/Classrooms), Raney IS 403,875.00 (Shade Shelter/Classrooms), Lee Pollard High School 767,324.00 (Activity Field), Orange Grove HS/Adult Ed 192,328.00 (Classrooms ), Centennial HS 46,917,457.00 (Performing Arts, Classrooms, Track & Field, Gymnasium ), Corona HS 27,550,545.00 (Stadium & Field, Acquatic Center), Norco HS 44,995,987.00 (Performing Arts, Classrooms, Track & Field, Acquatic Center ), Rancho Serrano HS 6,035,174.00 (Land Purchase ), Roosevelt 202,211.00 (HVAC Upgrade), Roosevelt 67,520,000.00 (High School ), Santiago HS 10,736,999.00 (Stadium & Field, Classrooms), Victress Bowers 19,876.00 Technology IT Infrastructure 2,970,344.00, Legal Expenses 120,582.00, Refurbish Relos 396,606.00

TOTAL EXPENSES PROJECTED PER DISTRICT WEBSITE: $ 303,319,107.00

“Our classrooms, computer labs and science labs require upgrades and repairs to ensure that students who plan to go to college are prepared to succeed, and those who don’t plan to go to college receive the career training they need to compete for good paying jobs,” added Dr. Lin in the statement. “Additionally, upgrades and repairs are needed to ensure classrooms and facilities are secure, meet current safety standards and address the issue of overcrowding. “

A Citizens’ Oversight Committee and annual independent audits would ensure funds are spent consistent with a voter-approved project list. Community members would receive regular updates regarding bond projects. For more information on Measure GG visit http://www.cnusd.k12.ca.us

Eastvale: Largest Church in the City Breaks Ground on New Church Home

VantagePoint Church breaks ground on their new 10 acre church home in the city of Eastvale

 

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Staff Reports

Eastvale – Founded in 2008, VantagePoint Church has grown from a handful of families to become the largest church in Eastvale, currently averaging over 1800 men women and children in 4 services each Sunday.  For nine of those years, they’ve been a portable church, meeting at Roosevelt High School. It has always been the church’s dream to build a permanent home in Eastvale to better serve their surrounding communities.

On Sunday, September 30, 2018, VantagePoint Church’s dream took one step closer to fulfillment as they celebrated their official groundbreaking at their new church home, 8500 Archibald Ave, Eastvale, CA 92880.

Over 2000 people gathered on the 10 acre property to dedicate the land to God and to the vision He has for their property. Gathered with the people of VantagePoint Church were several members of the Eastvale City Council, including Mayor Clint Lorimore and Mayor Pro Tem Todd Rigby.

Construction of the church facility has begun and will continue through October of 2019, when the new campus of VantagePoint Church Eastvale will open its doors to the community. The campus will initially consist of a state of the art 650 seat auditorium, children’s buildings, and community spaces.  Eventually, the church’s master plan calls for a larger 1250 seat auditorium, a splash pad, cafe, and community meeting spaces.

Until construction is finished, VantagePoint Church continues to meet at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale on Sundays at 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am, and 6pm. Visit their website at: http://www.vantagepointchurch.org.

Eastvale: Updated Yard Maintenance Requirements

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The City of Eastvale is working with residents to maintain a clean and beautiful environment for our community.

We have updated the regulations for front and side yard appearances, and want to keep you informed about these updates to remind you of our Yard Maintenance section in the Zoning Code.

Any front yard or side yard that is visible from the street, shall be landscaped and maintained. Maintenance requirements include the following:

• Trash/Waste free yards
• Working yard lighting
• Mowed lawns to a height of no more than 6 inches
• All unplanted/unpaved areas need to be covered with mulch, bark, etc.

We encourage residents of Eastvale to show their uniqueness and individuality when choosing to landscape their homes. Whatever style you choose, be sure to follow these maintenance rules:

• Plants must be in a healthy condition
• All tress/ shrubs must be pruned for proper appearance
• Remove all dead wood and branches from yards

Visible outdoor storage is not permitted in any front yard, or side yard. Don’t block vehicle/pedestrian traffic on any public street, sidewalk, or right-of-way.

We encourage you to stay up to date on the Zoning Code to contribute to our aesthetically attractive city, as well as avoiding any potential fines due to any violations.

The City appreciates your care and cooperation in keeping Eastvale beautiful!

For more information on the Yard Maintenance requirements, please visit the Zoning Code, Section 5.8 at https://buff.ly/2RHnwSl

You may also contact City Hall with any further questions at 951.361.0900

Eastvale: 99 Cents Only Store Opens

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On Thursday, October 4th, 99 Cents Only Stores kicked off their grand opening celebration of its new Eastvale store by selling 32″ Flat Screen LED TVs for only 99 cents to the first nine customers in line!

99 Cents Only Stores was excited to introduce the store to the residents of Eastvale and surrounding areas and wanted to spread the excitement by offering the outrageous giveaway. To celebrate this new store, nine 99 customers in line also purchased a George Foreman Grill for only 99 cents. They also offered a food processor for only 99 cents, and an iron for just 99 cents.

The new Eastvale store is located at 7115 Hamner Ave and features a perishable food department, including fresh produce, dairy and frozen foods.

About 99 Cents Only Stores
Founded in 1982, 99 Cents Only Stores is the leading operator of extreme value stores in California and the Southwestern United States. The Company currently operates 388 stores located in California, Texas, Arizona & Nevada.

99 Cents Only Stores offers a broad assortment of name brand and other attractively priced merchandise and compelling seasonal product offerings.

For more information sign onto www.99only.com.

Eastvale: The Ranch

 

By Michael Armijo

Eastvale –The “Ranch’ in Eastvale has began their building phases as the roads are finished and the connections are being made to other parts of the city. The Ranch is located on the corner of Hellman and Kimball, formerly a dead end and stop sign.

The roads that lead to the Ranch have opened up more access to Eastvale as Kimball Ave now curves and turns into Limonite, and Hellman now turns into Vineyard Ave. The roads are built but not open for traffic as of yet.There are several parcels that are being built on with different uses.

“There’s a robust ready-to-spend retail market in and around the Ranch at Eastvale,” boasts their brochures. “These are householders who will appreciate the convenience of shopping near home, and will become a loyal sustainable source of customers.”

The Ranch will be 160,000 square feet of total development space on 11 acres with potential to add and an additional 5 acres to the mix. There are four street frontages, a master-planned business park with a projected 400-500 employees depending upon the tenancy of the first six buildings in phase I, and a committed property owner who is soliciting a mix of food uses, service businesses, entertainment venue and an appropriately sized grocery store.

As retail being a huge factor for the city the Ranch is looking for businesses to occupy the center. There’s a huge sign soliciting businesses such as: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dance Studio, Dentist, Dry Cleaner, Florist, Gym/Cross-fit, Juice Store, Martial Arts Studio, Micro Brewery/Pub, Nail Salon, Optometrist, Pizza Parlor, Sandwich Shop/Deli, Tutoring/College Prep, Veterinarian, and Yoga/Pilates Studio. The sign also says “Other Neighborhood Suggestions”.

For more information on retail space sign onto http://www.eastvaleranch.com , or contact Bryan Bentrott, Owner, at bryan@sumdevco.com, or by calling 949.395.2488. 

Draft Environmental Impact Report Available

City Of Eastvale

Eastvale – This notice is hereby given that the City of Eastvale has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which is being distributed for public review pursuant to the California Public Resources Code and the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines (CEQA Guidelines). The City is the Lead Agency for the proposed project.

Project Title: Project No. PLN18-20026 – The Merge Retail and Light Industrial Development by Orbis Real Estate Partners [SCH No. 2018061065]

Project Location: The Project is located in the City of Eastvale, and within Riverside County, California. Specifically, it is located at the northeasterly corner of Limonite Avenue and Archibald Avenue.

Project Description: The proposed Project would involve the development of a commercial/retail and light industrial center on an approximately 26.28-acre site. The proposed entitlements are as follows:

CEQA Compliance/EIR Certification. The City must certify the EIR prior to, or concurrent with, any approval of the Project.

General Plan Amendment on 10.8 acres to change the land use designation from Light Industrial (LI) to Commercial Retail (CR) to facilitate a proposed change of zone (see below).

Change of Zone on 10.8 acres from Heavy Agricultural (A-2) to General Commercial (C-1/C-P); and on 15.4 acres from Heavy Agricultural (A‐2) to Industrial Park (I‐P).

Major Development Review for the development of 71,100 square feet of commercial retail buildings and 336,501 square feet of light industrial/warehouse buildings.

Tentative Parcel Map to subdivide the 15.4 acres of land with the LI zone into eight (8) parcels, and to subdivide the 10.8 acres of land with the CR zone into between eight (8) and ten (10) parcels plus common area.

Conditional Use Permits for the sale of alcohol for off-site consumption, and for drive-throughs including restaurants, car washes, and a drugstore pick-up window.

Variance to Eastvale Municipal Code Section 120.05.040 to allow for landscape reductions/modifications consistent with Riverside County Airport Land Use Commission recommendations.

Government Code Section 65962.5: The Project site is not located on a site which is included in a list of hazardous materials sites compiled pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5. As part of the Project Phase I ESA, a search of selected government databases was conducted using the EDR Radius Report environmental database report system. The Project site does not appear on a list of hazardous materials sites compiled by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) or the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5.

Environmental Topics Evaluated: The Draft EIR examines the potential impacts generated by the proposed project in relation to the following environmental topics: Land Use and Planning; Transportation/Traffic; Air Quality; Global Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Noise; Geology and Soils; Hazards and Hazardous Materials; Hydrology and Water Quality; Cultural Resources/Tribal Resources; and Public Services and Utilities.

Significant Environmental Impacts: Based on the analysis in the Draft EIR, the Project would have significant and unavoidable impacts to air quality, GHG emissions, and traffic and circulation, as identified below and described in detail in DEIR Sections 4.3, 4.4, and 4.2, respectively.

Air Quality:

NOx Regional Threshold Exceedance (Operational-Source)

Contributions to Non-Attainment Conditions

AQMP Inconsistency

 GHG Emissions:

Greenhouse Gas Emissions:

SCAQMD MTCO2e Threshold Exceedance

Traffic:

Existing, Opening Year, and Horizon Year Intersection and Roadway Segment Level of Service (LOS) ImpactsHorizon Year Freeway Ramp Merge/Diverge Areas LOS Impacts

Horizon Year Freeway Ramp Merge/Diverge Areas LOS Impacts

Reviewing Locations: The Draft EIR can be accessed on the City website at:  http://www.eastvaleca.gov/city-hall/planning/environmental-documents.

Copies of the Draft EIR are available for review at the following locations during regular business hours:

Eastvale City Hall, 12363 Limonite Ave., Suite 910, Eastvale, CA 91752; Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; (951) 703-4421.

Eastvale Library, 7447 Scholar Way, Eastvale, CA 92880; Monday – Wednesday 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This branch is closed Friday and Sunday; (951) 703-4421.

Riverside County Clerk, 2720 Gateway Drive, Riverside, CA 92507; Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., (951) 486-7000.

Public Comment Period: The Draft EIR and its technical studies are available for the CEQA required 45-day public review and comment period from Tuesday, September 18, 2018 through Friday, November 2, 2018.

Written comments on the Draft EIR and technical studies must be received no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, November 2, 2018.  Please submit comments to:

Eric Norris, Planning Director

Planning Department

City of Eastvale

12363 Limonite Avenue, Suite 910

Eastvale, CA 91752

Email:  enorris@eastvaleca.gov

 

Norco Holds Elections Nov. 6

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Norco –The City of Norco encourages all residents to go out and vote, as two seats are up on the City Council this year.

The City of Norco utilizes an  at-large election system in which registered voters from the entire City choose each of the five City Council Members. On November 6, two City Council seats currently held by Kevin Bash and Greg Newton and are up for election. Five residents are vying for those seats, included with Bash and Newton the other candidates are Rob Koziel, Rod Taylor and Travis Walsh. The City Clerk is the local elections administrator and coordinates with the County of Riverside in the conduct of Municipal elections. This includes, but is not limited to, the preparation of necessary resolutions calling for General and Special Municipal Elections and declaring the result of the election, the coordination of the candidate nomination process and the receipt and processing of initiative, referendum and recall petitions. Regular elections are consolidated with statewide elections, scheduled on the first Tuesday of November of even numbered years to fill expired City Council terms. All election services are provided according the California Elections Code, according to the city of Norco’s website.

City Council members are elected at-large for a four year term. Council Members serve “staggered” terms, meaning that either 2 or 3 seats are open for election every two years. Council Members receive $550 per month stipend as compensation for their service.

Any member of the public who meets the following requirements may run for public office in the City of Norco. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and be a registered voter in the City of Norco at the time the nomination papers are issued. In order to become a candidate, the first step in the process is to file a Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Form 501: Candidate Intention Statement. File Form 501 with the City Clerk before receiving or spending funds. Form 501 can be filed with the City Clerk prior to the official Nomination Period. Each candidate must file an original Form 501 with the City Clerk. The only exception is if no funds are raised and the only expenditure made is from personal funds for a candidate’s statement. Candidates must file the Form 501 before receiving or spending monies or opening a bank account. Candidates who receive any monetary contributions from others, or contribute $2,000 or more in personal funds to their campaigns, must still open a campaign bank account. The form may be obtained from the City Clerk or from FPPC’s website at www.fppc.ca.gov. The City Clerk will issue your Nomination Paper and Candidate Packet during the Nomination Period. The process to issue nomination papers takes approximately 30 minutes. Please note, you must be a registered voter in the City of Norco at the time the nomination papers are issued. A filing fee of $25 is paid to the City of Norco when nomination papers are pulled.

Pursuant to California Elections Code Section 10220, qualified candidates may be issued and file nomination papers during the nomination period. Candidates are nominated by no less than 20 registered voters of the City of Norco.

Voter registration forms are available at all public libraries, post offices and City Hall. To receive a registration form by mail, please call the Riverside County Registrar of Voters office at (951) 486-7200 or the City Clerk’s office at (951) 735-3900. Completed registration forms can be hand-delivered to the Registrar’s office located at 2724 Gateway Drive, Riverside, CA 92507 or 2870 Clark Ave, Norco, CA 92860or dropped off in any U.S. mailbox. No postage is necessary. For additional voter registration information visit www.voteinfo.net. (most information courtesy of the City of Eastvale)

 

Here We Grow Again

Staff Reports

I-15 Freeway Construction Update

Eastvale – Construction for the Limonite Avenue Interchange Project began on August 23, 2018. Field activities this week will consist of demolishing the south side of the Limonite Avenue Bridge over the I-15 freeway.

There will be several Lane and Ramp Closures during this time.

Monday night, September 10, traffic on Limonite Avenue will be switched to the north side of Limonite Avenue. Traffic will remain in this configuration until the south side of Limonite Bridge is reconstructed in it’s entirety.

There will also be full freeway closures along I-15, under the Limonite Avenue Bridge, between 9 PM and 6 AM to be implemented for bridge demolition. These full closures will tentatively be September 14 and 15, during this time the Limonite Avenue bridge will be closed to thru traffic. Emergency responders will have access to the Limonite Avenue bridge for emergency use only. Nighttime closures are anticipated as below:

Schedule

Monday, September 10, 2018
9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Traffic lanes will be routed to the north side of Limonite Avenue with re-striped lanes and concrete barriers.

Monday to Thursday, September 10-13, 2018
9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

NB / SB Limonite Avenue On and Off Ramps

Friday and Saturday, September 14-15, 2018
9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Full closure of the I-15 Freeway, full closure of Limonite Avenue Bridge (Bridge access will remain available for Emergency Responders).

For more information about this project, visit: i15limonite.org.

HOTLINE- (877) 672 7765

EMAIL: info@i15limonite.org

 

Here We Grow Again

By Anthony Saude

Eastvale – Since it first became a city in October of 2010, Eastvale has grown immensely. An area that was once mainly known for dairy farms is now buzzing with shopping centers, beautiful parks, and great schools. The growth our city has experienced is not letting up any time soon either! Here are some of the new businesses, developments, and projects that are taking place or coming to Eastvale soon.

Burgerim one of the fastest growing franchises in the country is now open. Caremore Pharmacy, Poke Delight, LED One Distribution Inc, The Pizza Press and Ten Ren’s Tea Time are now open as well. The big win for Eastvale was getting the Costco open for business.

We have a lot of new businesses are coming very soon as well. Some of those are Creamistry, Davita Medical, El Pollo Loco, Fatburger, In-N-Out Burger, Les Schwab Tire Center, Mes Amies Spa, Miguel’s Jr., Pieology, Pita Street and W. Café. With this kind of growth come multiple employment opportunities.

Companies that are hiring right now are Smithfiled Foods, to apply visit their website at:smithfieldfoods.com/careers. Burgerim has employment opportunities available to apply visit their website at: burgerim.com/careers or if burgers are your thing Farburger is also hiring you can apply at fatburger.com/joinourteam.

Platimum Collision Center is also looking to hire quality employees for more information send an email to ralina@platimumccs.com

The Pizza Press is another establishment that is hiring right now, to apply visit:thepizzapress.com/franchise-careers

Each new business and development adds to our city’s community in a big way and we are not going to stop growing any time soon!

 

Corona Balances Budget With Transparency

Staff Reports

Corona – The City of Corona was happy to announce a balanced budget while utilizing the Balancing Act and the Tax Payer Receipt that Corona employs in a citywide coordinated effort to provide a greater transparency and to foster an environment of openness regarding the innerworkings of local government.

“The basic gist is that Corona is trying to move towards data-driven metrics to help make more informed decisions about day to day city operations and how resources should best be allocated,” said Assist City Manager Michele Nissen. “In the private sector businesses do this all the time. Businesses analyze performance metrics to determine how/where/when they need to tweak your business model to yield the maximum return.”

The Balancing Act shows detailed information on where the city budget money comes from and where it’s allocated to. The Tax Payer Receipt will calculate your annual taxes so you can prepare financially. Both, in complete detail, can be found on the city’s website BALANCING ACT: http://coronaca.abalancingact.com/adopted-budget-fiscal-year-2018-19-general-fund. The TAX PAYER RECEIPT:  http://coronaca.abalancingact.com/taxreceipt

The City of Corona’s fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30 of the next year.  The annual process to develop the budget for the coming fiscal year typically begins in January and starts with a series of public workshops and meetings culminating with adoption in late June.  Through a public process, the adopted budget commits financial resources to a multitude of services and programs that the City provides. In other words, the adopted budget commits funding to what we do, and it works to legally limit funding as well.

All City services and the cost of providing services can be organized and tied back to one of 6 key service areas which together, influence the quality of life in Corona.  The 6 key service areas are: Citywide Internal Support; Community and Economic Development; Infrastructure, Maintenance and Open Space; Leisure and Culture; Public Safety and Emergency Response; and Utilities and Transportation.

The Fiscal Year 2018-19 Adopted Budget and Capital Improvement Plan establishes the City’s authorized spending limits for a variety of City services and programs, funded by multiple revenue sources, as well as for a host of capital improvement and/or multi-year projects.  Multi-year projects are budgeted separately from the operating budget because these projects do not occur every year.

The city encourages the citizens of Corona to utilize the tools that Corona has pioneered to engage the community in the budget process and provide a deeper understanding of how our resources are allocated and planned.  These tools were specifically designed with public engagement, education and transparency at heart.

“We are taking the best practices of the private sector and utilizing them in a local government application,” added Nissen. “This is a really new concept in local government operations.  People tend to think funding is available because we get sales tax and property tax dollars, but with the state shifting more and more responsibility down to the local level, taking away funding, and CalPERS pension obligations increasing, all local governments are looking for innovative ways to stretch $1 and get more out of less.  The data allows us to identify operational efficiencies and change our processes to maximize the return and increase efficiency.”

For questions about the budget documents, please contact Kerry Eden at 951-736-2315 or email Kerry.Eden@CoronaCA.gov.
About the City of Corona: Corona is located adjacent to Orange County California at the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways with a population of more than 160,000 residents. For more information regarding the City of Corona visit www.CoronaCA.gov.