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Updates to Transform Your New House into Your Dream Home

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By StatePoint

Congratulations, you’ve purchased a home! Now what? You’ve saved a million ideas on Pinterest and you’re ready to start making improvements. But how do you prioritize to make the most of your money? Consider these simple upgrades to transform your new house into your dream home.

1. Update Lighting

Cost: $10 (box of light bulbs) – $300 (new fixture)

Benefits: Brightens the room, enhances ambience, increases energy efficiency.

Let there be light! There are several ways to make a room feel brighter. Start with something quick, like swapping out bulbs to brighter or more efficient choices. For a mid-level task and a dose of style, add new lampshades. Or go big by replacing outdated fixtures with on-trend options.

2. Find a Better Faucet

Cost: $150 – $500

Benefits: Boosts home appeal, improves kitchen functionality.

One in five millennials say they want to update their kitchen, according to Moen research, and a simple faucet upgrade can be impactful. Replacing a basic kitchen faucet with a one-handle pulldown, like Moen’s Sleek faucet, creates a clean, modern look while adding functionality that makes cleanup a breeze, thanks to the easy-to-maneuver spray wand. Equipped with Power Clean technology, it provides more spray power while containing splash, which means faster cleanup for tough-to-rinse foods.

3. Install a Kitchen Backsplash

Cost: $125 – $250 (varies based on materials and if paying a pro)

Benefits: Creates a focal point, protects walls from cooking splatter, prevents water damage.

If your new kitchen has the blahs, a fresh backsplash may be the solution. In addition to protective and easy-to-clean qualities, a backsplash provides many customization possibilities, from material and color, to cost. Options could be glass mosaics, salvaged brick, or even peel-and-stick tile for easy installation (hello afternoon project)!

4. Replace Your Showerhead

Cost: $75 – $150

Benefits: Offers personalization, adds style, enhances daily routine.

New to DIY? Replacing a showerhead is an easy way to get your feet wet — pun intended! Whether trying to save water with a low-flow fixture or updating something out of style, swapping showerheads can be done in minutes. For ultimate customization, try a multi-function showerhead like Moen’s Attract combination handshower and rainshower with Magnetix, which provides three showering options for your perfectly personalized shower every time. Plus, the magnetic dock on the handshower makes re-docking a snap.

5. Add a Coat of Paint

Cost: $25 – $60

Benefits: Provides an instant makeover.

Whether your space is screaming for a makeover (mustard walls, anyone?), or you’re itching to try new trends, a coat of paint makes a big impact. Try creating an accent wall with a pop of color or fun pattern — it’s a smaller project that’s easy for first-time DIYers.

6. Maximize Space with Shelves

Cost: $10 – $45

Benefits: Maximizes space, revamps walls.

One in three millennials lacks the confidence to hang a shelf, according to Moen research, but they shouldn’t! With practice and the right tools, installing shelving is an inexpensive project to help better utilize space Creative ways to add storage include installing floating shelves for books or adding floor-to-ceiling shelving in a closet.

7. Coordinate Accessories

Cost: $20 – $40

Benefits: Creates a consistent look, easy to install.

Create a cohesive look throughout your home with coordinating accessories. Choose hardware matching in color and style with the existing fixtures, sink and flooring to achieve a sophisticated feel from top to bottom., Easy-to-install accessories, like towel bars and rings with Moen’s innovative Press & Mark technology, ensure fast and accurate installation. Accessories with the technology have a washable ink stamp to show exactly where to drill (perfect for novice DIYers).

Homebuyers (especially first timers) can often be overwhelmed with improvements, but tackling one project at a time will leave you saying “there’s no place like home.”


Adding A Family Member To Your Home

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By Jennifer Williams, 2nd Chances Rescue Norco

So you’re thinking about adding a new family member to your home? One with four legs and fur?? Let’s talk about the things that you should be considering:

  1. How much free time do I have to spend with my new friend?
  2. Do I care if my favorite pair of slippers gets chewed up if I forget and leave them out?
  3. Is there a way for my new friend to get outside and “do his business”??

If after you’ve thought about those three things you’re still thinking it might be a good idea to add a new family member, let’s talk about the decision to get either a puppy or an adult dog. While puppies can be a lot of fun, they also mean you need to potty train, leash train, probably will need to buy a mountain of chew toys and there might be a few other minor changes made in your life.

There are many adult dogs that need homes because their owner could no longer take care of them. These dogs have already probably been housetrained, are mostly done with the chewing phase, and you pretty much know what you’re getting- especially if you get one from a rescue.

What’s your narrow that down, start thinking about the types of breeds that are available. There are small dogs, medium dogs, big dogs, and super sized dogs. There are also low-energy medium energy and high-energy dogs.

For example if your perfect dog is one that wants to just cuddle up on the couch and watch movies till dawn with you, there’s a perfect breed for you! Our next article will be about different types of breeds and what’s the best for you!

Simple Ways to Incorporate Exercise into Your Daily Life

By StatePoint

When constantly struggling to juggle the unending daily responsibilities of both work and family life, trying to squeeze in time to exercise can be a daunting task.

Throughout the day, you may be faced with the difficult choice: to move or not to move. Luckily, there are many simple changes you can incorporate into your daily routine to squeeze in that extra bit of movement, such as parking a bit farther away from your destination or opting to take the stairs versus riding the elevator.

Additionally, experts recommend isometrics, a form of exercise that involves tensing muscles without moving them, which has been shown to be an effective way to increase strength and boost metabolism, as well as maintain a healthy weight and improve overall health — all in ways that fit a busy schedule.

In fact, with just 15 minutes per day, isometric exercises have proven to increase strength by 30 percent over six weeks, according to studies. Among its many health benefits, isometrics can also improve stamina, combat osteoporosis, reduce pain and even lower blood pressure.

While it’s often today’s technology that keeps people strapped to their chairs and chained to their couches, certain new technological advancements encourage just the opposite, serving as exceptional healthy lifestyle resources. One such program harnessing the benefits of isometrics is Activ5 from Activbody. This new and innovative portable, handheld fitness device works with a downloadable companion app to coach users through fun and simple five-minute, low-impact isometric workouts that can be performed discreetly at work, in the comfort of home or when traveling. Featuring over 100 unique workouts personalized for users’ individual fitness levels, it includes a suite of games to make fitness more fun — as though you have an enthusiastic, animated personal trainer right in your pocket.

“Most of us sit way too much. Although we all want to be more fit, for many of us it’s nearly impossible to carve out time to get to the gym,” says Activbody CEO, Leo Griffin. “We wanted to create a way for people to get a full body workout quickly and effectively during their downtime, while still having fun and being entertained.”

The Activ5 app also measures data such as strength, precision and other personal metrics, giving users an opportunity to track their progress. To learn more about isometric exercise or to download the app, visit

While the idea of heading to the gym after a jam-packed day may sound exhausting, making health a priority and incorporating some extra movement in your day is easier than ever before. Whether it’s as simple as playing with the kids in the yard or squeezing in a five-minute game using a fitness app at your desk, by keeping fitness fun and convenient, you will be more likely to embrace it as part of a healthy lifestyle.


Chicken Recipe

By Hello Fresh


Cooking Time:  30 mins

Servings: 4

Nutrition: 540 Calories


24 Oz. Yukon Gold Potatoes

1/2 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs

1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese

2 Tsp. Garlic Powder

24 Oz. Chicken Breasts

6 Tbsp Sour Cream

1 Lemon

10 Oz. Baby Spinach



  1. Prep and roast potatoes. Wash and dry all produce. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut potatoes into 3/4-inch cubes. Toss on a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil and a large pinch of salt and pepper. Roast in oven until lightly browned and tender, about 25 mins, tossing halfway through.
  2. Make crust. Meanwhile, combine panko, Parmesan, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Pound chicken. Place a chicken breast between two pieces of plastic wrap. Pound with a rolling pin, mallet, or heavy-bottomed pan until 1/2-inch thick. Season with salt and pepper. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts.
  4. Crust and bake chicken. Place chicken on a lightly oiled baking sheet and brush tops with 2 tbsp sour cream. Press panko mixture into sour cream. Bake in oven until chicken is cooked through and crust is crispy, 12-15 mins.
  5. Make salad. Halve lemon. Cut one half into wedges. In a large bowl, combine 1 tbsp sour cream (you’ll have some left over), a large drizzle of olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper. When potatoes are done, add to bowl along with spinach and toss to coat evenly. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Plate and serve. Divide salad between plates and top with chicken. Serve with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over.

Lean Mean Chicken And Greens

with Rosemary Potatoes and Gremolata


By HelloFresh

Cooking Time: 30 min.

Servings: 2

Nutrition: Calories: 659


  • Lemon- 1
  • Garlic- 2 Cloves
  • Shallot- 1
  • Rosemary- ¼ oz.
  • Parsley- ¼ oz.
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes- 12 oz.
  • Chicken Breasts- 12 oz.
  • Arugula- 4 oz.
  • Dried Cranberries- 1 oz.
  • Walnuts- 1 oz.


  1. Prep and Boil potatoes. Wash and dry all produce. Cut potatoes into ¾-inch cubes. Place in a medium pot with enough salted water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, 10-12 minutes, then drain. Meanwhile, zest and halve lemon. Mince garlic. Halve, peel, and mince shallot. Strip rosemary from stems. Chop leaves until you have 1 tsp. Finely chop parsley.
  2. Butterflychicken. With your hand on top of one chicken breast, cut ¾ of the way, parallel to the cutting board, stopping before you slice it completely. Repeat with other breast. Place chicken in a medium bowl with juice of one lemon half, half the garlic, and a large drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat and set aside to marinate.
  3. Make gremolata. In a small bowl, combine parsley, lemon zest, and a pinch of the remaining garlic. Stir in a large drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook chicken. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade, shaking off excess, and add to pan. Cook until browned and no longer pink in center, 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside to rest 5 minutes. TIP: Cover chicken with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  5. Crisp potatoes. While chicken rests, toss together potatoes, rosemary, shallot, remaining garlic, and a drizzle of olive oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Cook until fragrant and starting to brown at edges, 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  6. Make salad and serve. In a medium bowl, whisk together a squeeze of lemon juice and a large drizzle of olive oil. Add arugula, cranberries, and walnuts. Toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Divide salad between plates, then add chicken and potatoes. Spoon gremolata over chicken.

JJ’s Journey Through Gotham

“Batman has no limits”- Bruce Wayne, The Dark Knight


By Racine Guajardo

Bruce Wayne said it best, “Batman has no limits,” Just as Batman put no limits on himself, neither does Jeremiah (JJ)! Despite all the health obstacles that JJ has already been through, he continues to prevail as his favorite superhero Batman. Much like Batman had his sidekick; JJ is in hopes to get his very own Robin!

Mother of JJ, Nicole, noticed at about 12 months old when the switch from “formula” to food saying, “We noticed JJ would gag, smell his foods, refuse to eat certain textures,” and “ JJ was also not babbling or saying words, he made no eye contact which was different from his older siblings development.”

JJ’s family was encouraged to take him to Inland Regional Center where he received his first diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).

According to Star Institute, “Sensory processing refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. Whether you are biting into a sandwich, riding a bicycle, or reading a book, your successful completion of the activity requires accurate processing of sensation.SPD exists when sensory signals are either not detected or don’t get organized into appropriate responses.”

At eleven months old is when Nicole initially started to see abnormal behavior but more intense as he got older stating, “Though we had “some” answers something wasn’t sitting right with me, JJ started becoming aggressive, he was still non verbal, he became self harming he would harm his sister and others, he was walking on his toes, refusing to eat, he wouldn’t interact with anyone,” said Nicole.

After reading and doing some research, Nicole felt that JJ had autism. After several doctor visits and asking questions, at two and half years old, JJ was officially diagnosed with Autism.

According to Autism Society, “Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others. Some of the behaviors associated with autism include delayed learning of language; difficulty making eye contact or holding a conversation; difficulty with executive functioning, which relates to reasoning and planning; narrow, intense interests; poor motor skills’ and sensory sensitivities.” The Autism Society provided a list of signs to look for in children: Lack of or delay in spoken language, Repetitive use of language and/or motor mannerisms (e.g., hand-flapping, twirling objects), Little or no eye contact, Lack of interest in peer relationships, Lack of spontaneous or make-believe play, and Persistent fixation on parts of objects.

After several months have passed, Nicole started noticing some more abnormal responses in JJ where he started to stare off. She proceeds to take him to more doctor appointments saying, “We see a Neurologist and have to go through an EEG and some blood work, where things come back normal but he’s still staring off a lot.”  After pushing for a five day hospital stay, Nicole and family find out these staring spells are now seizures saying, “He’s having them all day long, we have to have an MRI done which means he will be under general anesthesia, my poor baby is going to be knocked out! I was so scared but knew this had to be done, and once again nothing was found.”

A few days later JJ has a horrible reaction to a medication, where he is now having a status Epilepticus seizure which was a seizure that was longer than five minutes that  would continue for several hours.  he was taken by ambulance and the paramedics couldn’t stop his seizure by the time we got to the hospital he was still seizing and still unresponsive. They immediately gave him rescue meds which did nothing, once I demanded for that to be stopped he recovered however couldn’t walk, couldn’t talk.

Just when we thought we had all the answers we needed to help our child we were told JJ’s EEG at CHLA showed a rare, and catastrophic epilepsy called Lennox Gastaut Syndrome which is a hard to treat resistant to medication form of epilepsy.

According to the Epilepsy Foundation, Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes seizures, which is a change in the normal brain activity. Seizures can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. There are over 40 types of epilepsy with different causes and different types of seizures. About 300,000 American children under the age of 14 have epilepsy, it may be a lifelong challenge affecting many areas of life. Seizures in children have many causes. Common causes of childhood seizures or epilepsy included: fever, genetic causes, head injury, infections of the brain and its coverings, lack of oxygen to the brain, hydrocephalus (excess water in the brain cavities), disorders of brain development

JJ has failed five different medications; the family is currently discussing surgery, as well as the discussion every parent dreads with a child with epilepsy – sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).  When the seizures are not controlled, the person can have seizures during their sleep and the risk is extremely high.

However, JJ is soon to be four years old and is now verbal with speaking four to five word sentences, he has made four little friends that he knows by name, he is obsessed with superheroes especially Batman, he loves fruit snacks and now eats things he wouldn’t before, through his therapy and making small goals he’s achieving things people said he wouldn’t.

The family says, “Jeremiah has shown us amazing strength and has been fighting a courageous battle but as his family and seeing how hard it has been on him, we feel it’s best to get OUR hero his very own hero to help him through his good and bad days of this journey. Someone to help guide him and make his worst days not as bad.”

The family is hoping to raise enough money to get JJ a service dog that can help retrieve a phone, alert a caregiver, alert them to a seizure beforehand so they can get Jeremiah to safety, the dog will be able to apply deep pressure therapy to calm his anxiety, a dog can help from eloping is to just name a few benefits. Nicole expressed how thankful she is that her husband works hard enough to allow her to stay home with JJ however stated, “In order to get Jeremiah a service animal we would love to speed up the process and help fundraise with Little Angels service dogs.”


You may visit JJ’s Journey on Facebook, and if you wish to donate in helping JJ receive his very own hero, you can go to

Realistic Resolutions for Busy Moms

By StatePoint

Time is perhaps the most coveted thing moms have and it’s crucial to manage it effectively for you and your family.

To help moms everywhere make the most of their precious minutes in 2017, actress, director, producer, entrepreneur, mother-of-three and Nutrisystem ambassador, Melissa Joan Hart reveals her New Year’s Resolutions, crafted from years of juggling different time consuming tasks.

  • Just say “no”: Sometimes you just have to decline requests or pick and choose which ones are doable. And remember, it’s okay to ask for a rain check.
  • Limit screen time: It’s easy to fall into the screen time black hole. Instead, be present — put your phone down and limit your children’s time in front of their screens. Even talk to your spouse!
  • Set aside 20 “Mom Minutes” daily: Do something for yourself for 20 minutes every day– meditate, do a quick workout, call a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while, or simply do nothing with a cup of coffee in hand.
  • Have one-on-one time with each child: Create no-fuss activities like coloring or playing cards that you can do with each child individually based on his or her personality. Spending quality time separately will feed your soul and theirs.
  • Try to be guilt free: As a working mom, you are doing things for your family even when you are at work, so don’t feel guilty about the time away from loved ones.
  • Make simple healthy changes: Remember that your kids are always watching, so being a good role model when it comes to health and fitness will pay dividends for them and for you. Simple, easy changes in your daily routing can help you with your health goals. For example, drink a nutrient-rich shake for breakfast, such as Nutrisystem Turboshakes, drink more water throughout the day and maintain a consistent exercise schedule.

And if you want to lose weight, as so many do in the New Year, Hart says, “look for a plan that works for you. I chose Nutrisystem because it was simple and fit with my lifestyle. I lost 40 pounds and feel better than ever!”

For a kick start to your New Year, consider Nutrisystem Lean13, a new program designed to help you lose up to 13 pounds and seven inches in your first month. More information can be found at

  • Plan quality couple time: Make time to reignite your romance. Go out to a movie, take a walk together, write each other love notes.

“Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to make grand resolutions,” says Hart. “It’s the small resolutions that can make every day just feel better.”


Artist Corner

“Know who you are. Accept who you are. Be who you are.” – Swindoll placed-andrea-hamilton-9-of-76

Andrea Hamilton

By Racine Guajardo

Andrea Hamilton grew up in the Kansas City area, always singing in school and church. She calls her style of my music “Hopeful Pop.” She wrote her first song in the fourth grade, then at the age of sixteen winning her first songwriting award as one of the Top New Writers from GMA (Gospel Music Association).

Hamilton was in several bands; however at the age of eighteen she decided to move to LA to pursue a professional career as a singer/songwriter. This led Hamilton to the opportunity to tour internationally four times, all over the country as an independent artist, and through NACA (National Association of College Activities). During this time she released multiple albums, including a faith-based record or original worship songs. 

Between the years 2009 and 2010, Hamilton was forced to end an international tour early because of some health issues. Once back in the U.S., she was diagnosed with multiple autoimmune conditions and an “incurable” infection that may have been chronic Lyme disease or something similar. Hamilton recalls her mind set at that time stating,  “All that to say, I got really sick, doctors were at a loss and I didn’t know if I would ever sing or perform again. During that time period, I couldn’t do much and it hurt to play piano or guitar – but I was determined to write songs about my experience and share what was on my heart. I wrote about healing and holding on to hope, and when I started to recover and sing again, a lot of those songs ended up on my last few albums. I listened to so much music that inspired and comforted my heart even when I could tour.”  Hamilton’s resume is impressively extensive, including but is not limited to some of the following; writing with pro writers like Kevin Fisher, Ashley Argotta, Matt Arcaini, Jonathan Lee, Eman Cervantez, Tyrone Wells and many others.  As well as co-writing with; David Das, Matt Arcaini, Jordan Lawhead, and artist Tyrone Wells. Many of her songs were being placed in network television shows such as; Extreme Home Makeover, Bachelor in Paradise, Preachers of LA, Too Young to Marry, Mystery Millionare, Ex and the Why, My Giant Life and many other shows as well as indie films.

In 2013, she released her Christmas/holiday record, that same marrying her husband Trent. The two are now Eastvale/Norco area resident. She has released some singles and cover songs between  2015 and 2016, however Hamilton states, “my main focus has been this independent album, Hope and Struggle, which is a record about finding the good in a difficult life and growing from trials. I co-produced the record, which is a first for me and was a great experience.” When Hamilton was asked what she wants people to know about her, she says, “I write and share my songs with the goal of touching people with hope and healing. Music has helped me through my hard times. I want to share my story with others so they can feel less alone in theirs.”

She has created a top three musical influences list that includes; India Arie because her music carries a hope and a depth that have greatly inspired my own songs, Ingrid Michaelson because their creative, quirky sound choices are strikingly similar as well as Michaelson being a great songwriter who’s not afraid to be herself, and lastly Sia because she admires her pop sensibilities and her perseverance in the music industry.

Hamilton shares personal advice saying, “I want people to know that there is always good to be found in the hard times. Much of this album is about the hidden blessings of having difficulties in life. You become a better, more generous person. You have empathy and motivation to help others and make the world better. You learn just how strong you really are. And you learn to cherish the good moments. You can really only learn to live with joy during and in spite of struggle; that’s what real hope is.”  

She often performs at venues in OC, IE and LA. Andrea’s new album called, Hope and Struggle will be out Feb 1, and she will be having a special Album Release Show on February 24 at Hotel Cafe in LA at 8 pm. Everyone who attends will get two signed copies of the album. If you don’t want to drive that far, she also sings almost every Sunday at her church, Inland Hills Church in Chino. You can hear her music on Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora, or available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon, as well as her website – where you can sign up for her newsletter and receive free music as well. She can be found on multiple social media accounts: Facebook:,Instagram: HopefulAndrea, HopefulAndrea, Twitter: AndreaHamilton, Site:



By City of Eastvale e-citizen-app-pic-bw

EASTVALE– The City of Eastvale, in collaboration with the Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD), launched a free smart phone app that enables the community to report non-emergency civic issues in 2013. The E-Citizen app, built by City Sourced, allows citizens to easily report water waste, graffiti, vandalism, potholes, city municipal code violations and more through their smart devices.

Residents can download the E-Citizen mobile app by visiting the iTunes or Google Play store on their smart devices. After residents can use the app to submit a report by following these simple steps:

  • See an issue
  • Snap and include a photo/video/voice memo (optional)
  • Select the location
  • Select issue from the list
  • Provide a description
  • Submit it

All service reports are submitted with a GPS location of the issue and if desired an image/video/voice memo. They are then routed to the appropriate City of Eastvale department or partner agency for investigation and resolution. E-Citizen is for passive, non-emergency, service requests. Please dial 9-1-1 for public safety reports. When a citizen submits a non-emergency report, they will receive a push notification that it has been successfully submitted and are able to follow the progress of the issue with updates from the responsible party.

“When residents report their issue via the E-Citizen App it helps us, help them more efficiently. The citizen can receive push notification updates on the status of the issue until their service request is resolved,” said City Manager Michele Nissen. “This helps us keep from duplicating resources on an issue, thus resolving issues quicker.”

Citizens who wish to submit a report anonymously may do so by selecting that option under the app settings. However; the City of Eastvale may need to contact the reporting party for additional information in order to resolve the issue and for updates regarding the report. All contact information remains confidential.


Eastvale Military Needs Your Help

Staff Reports

Eastvale – The City of Eastvale has officially begun administrating the Military Banner Program (MBP) as of September 14, 2016.

The Program honors Eastvale residents that are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces as well as their immediate family members (spouse, parent, legal guardian, grandparent, child or sibling).

Eligibility for the program is as follows:

  • The serviceperson is a current Eastvale Resident. Residency must be verified with a recent bill, driver’s license, or other form of I.D. listing a current Eastvale address.
  • The serviceperson is of immediate family of a current Eastvale resident. Residency must be verified with a recent bill, driver’s license, or other form of I.D. listing a current Eastvale address.
  • The serviceperson must be serving on active duty. For the intention of MBP, active duty is defined as 12 months of continuous service in the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • The serviceperson must have a minimum of six months of active duty service remaining at the time of application.

The City of Eastvale is no longer accepting Military Banner Applications for the November 2016 Installation. The city will however send a notification of the next application period in early 2017.

Any resident or business wishing to send donations to the program can send them to:

The City of Eastvale

ATTN: Military Banner Program

12363 Limonite Avenue, Suite 910

Eastvale, CA 91752-3667

To learn more about the program, visit

Energy Conservation

City of Eastvale

There are several programs available for residents to assist with Energy Conservation and home improvements that will reduce your energy usage.  The following agencies have programs available:

Southern California Edison
Upgrade your appliances and maximize your energy usage and savings with our money-saving rebates. There are so many things you can do to get more for your money and improve the value of your home.

Discover the many opportunities available to increase energy efficiency and lower your energy bills. Whether it’s choosing new products or integrating energy efficient technology into existing ones, Southern California Edison’s Home Energy Guide will show you the way.  Please visit the SCE website for details:

Energy Conservation Tips for Home and Work

Southern California Gas Co.
Save energy and money in your home all year round with Southern California Gas Company’s collection of helpful tips and information.  You can receive cash rebates on clothes washers, dishwashers, attic/wall insulation, natural gas storage water heaters and furnaces. Please visit the “Rebates for Your Home” section of Southern California Gas Company’s website:

Western Regional Council of Governments (WRCOG)
The WRCOG HERO Program is offered through a partnership between Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) and Renovate America, Inc. The Program’s purpose is to provide relatively low interest rate financing to spark the local economy by creating jobs and reducing utility costs, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Program provides HERO Financing for permanently affixed energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy products (Eligible Products). HERO Financing is repaid through an assessment on your property tax bill over 5-20 years, based on the useful life of the products, and upon sale of the property, the balance generally stays with the property.

General questions about the WRCOG HERO Program can be answered by calling the WRCOG HERO Program’s toll free number at 1-877-747-4889, or visiting the WRCOG HERO website:



Eastvale Residents May Receive Reports For New Walmart Construction

Staff Reports

Eastvale – The City of Eastvale has compiled an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for residents to inform them of new construction taking place on Limonite Avenue. The report addresses the constructions impact on traffic, noise and green house gases.

The development project will house a commercial retail center with a Walmart being at the center of construction. The retail center will also consist of a fast-food restaurant, gas station, rain water collector, and other various shops.

The EIR will be available to the public for a 45-day period from October 3 until November 17. Residents can receive a printed copy at Eastvale City Hall in the Planning Department on 12363 Limonite Ave, Suite 910 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Residents can also receive printed copies at the Eastvale Library and the Riverside County Clerk-Recorder. The EIR is also available online and can be downloaded on the City of Eastvale’s webpage at

Questions, comments, and concerns regarding the EIR should be submitted to Eastvale’s Planning Director, Eric Norris, no later than 5 p.m. on November 17. Written comments can be mailed to the City of Eastvale Planning Department at 12363 Limonite Ave, Suite 910, Eastvale, CA 91752 and emails may be sent to

Local Church Sponsors Family Night

By Michael Armijo

Eastvale, CA – VantagePoint Church in Eastvale sponsored a family night last Sunday, September 4th, at the Eleanor Roosevelt High School campus. The evening, which was titled “Flicks and Food Trucks”, was a night for families to come out and enjoy nine food trucks and a free movie playing on an inflatable movie screen set up in the schools amphitheatre.

The evening was also capped off with a visit from “Belle” of the “Beauty and the Beast,” “Spiderman”, and from one of the “Storm Troopers” from the “Star Wars” movie franchise. All characters are church goers who donated their time to ensure the kids had a great time during the night.

“We didn’t want to be just another church. We wanted to be a missions outpost in the community,” stated VantagePoint, via their website. “We are going to be an aggressive church that went after the lost, let down, and looking. We wanted to make the Inland Empire the hardest place in the world to go to hell. We wanted the people of our church ‘to be living proof of a loving God.”

VantagePoint periodically hosts community events welcoming every family from any denomination. The goal is to bring community together. Earlier this year Vantage Point  hosted an Easter Egg hunt which brought out almost 5,000 people in attendance. They also host many other events during Halloween and Christmas, in addition to donations to local charities and missions. They’ve had speakers come and share their story, such as Bethany Hamilton, the girl who lost her arm to a shark attack. A few years ago, before his death in July of 2014, VantagePoint  hosted Louis Zamperini, the Olympic Gold Medalist who was caught and tortured in WWII. Another guest speaker was “Blair” from the 80’s hit sitcom “The Facts of Life”. The comment element of these speakers was that they all were challenged within their life and through faith and God they survived and living examples of a loving God. If you would compare their backgrounds you will see the variety of their lives.

Vantage Point has purchased, and is in the process of paying off, 10.5 acres of land on Archibald Ave in Eastvale. Once they pay off the property, they will build a church and school complex to serve the needs of the community. For now, they meet each Sunday at 8, 9;30, and 11 am at Eleanor Roosevelt High in the theatre auditorium. Its located at the corner of Scholar Way and Citrus, one block west of Hamner. For more information about the church and the many free family events they hold, sign onto

“Join us today in answering the call God has placed on our church,” the site concludes.


Costco Coming in Fall 2017

Staff Reports

The City of Eastvale has been busy in the last 3 months! There are various businesses opening in the future and currently just opened. The latest plan, Costco has signed a Letter of Intent to build a site in the retail portion of the Goodman Commerce Center in Eastvale. They have also filed their site plans with the City of Eastvale on August 22, 2016. Costco is targeting a November 2017 opening. The site will include a 153,538 sqft building, 24-pump gas station and land set aside for a future drive-through car wash.

City of Eastvale was also happy to welcome Smart & Final Extra announced in beginning of August that they will be located at the new shopping center coming soon at the corner of Limonite and Sumner. Smart & Final has been in business for 145 years and was founded in 1871 by Herman Hellman. Today, Smart & Final is a public company with over 8,000 employees working in more than 250 grocery stores in California, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho and Northern Mexico. Smart & Final is headquartered in Commerce, California. For many years, Smart & Final was known as “The Smaller, Faster Warehouse Store” — a place where restaurant chefs and businesses shopped for restaurant-quality products at low prices. Today, Smart & Final caters to the needs of individuals, families, restaurants and local businesses. Smart & Final offers both smaller convenient sizes and larger bulk sizes for a vast array of products. The Smart & Final Extra! concept is the company’s newest store concept and these stores are much larger in size (27,000 SF to 31,000 SF) and the store finishes and merchandising display are very appealing. Smart & Final Extra! stores provide a greatly expanded product selection in key categories, including fresh produce, organics, fresh meats, frozen foods, dairy, deli and grocery basics like cereal, yogurt, bread and snacks.

Luna Grill also opened in the beginning of August in the City of Eastvale. They are open 11am-9pm and located in the Eastvale Gateway.

Temporary Signs In The Public Right Of Way

City of Eastvale

Citizens, business owners, non-profit organizations and others are asked to please abide by the rules and criteria outlined below when placing Garage Sale signs or other temporary signs within the City of Eastvale. Temporary Signs in the Public Right of Way is defined as “any sign, including commercial, non-commercial or political sign displayed for a limited period of time.”

  1. Temporary signs may be placed in the public right of way during the period beginning 4 p.m. Friday and ending 7 p.m. Sunday. Signs in place outside this period will be subject to removal.
  2. Temporary Sign Size, Materials, and Maintenance Criteria. All temporary signs placed in the right of way must:
  3. a) Be free-standing and securely mounted on a wooden or metal stakes;
  4. b) Be no higher than four (4) feet above grade;
  5. c) Be no larger than six (6) square feet and no more than three (3) feet in either height or width;
  6. d) Be constructed of substantial sturdy, durable and weather-proof material;
  7. e) Be kept in good repair;
  8. f) Be non-illuminated;
  9. g) Include the contact name and phone number of the person responsible for the sign in a clearly legible manner, either on the front or back of the sign; and
  10. h) Be located in a permitted location as defined in this Section 5.E. 3.
  11. Sign Location. Temporary signs in the public right of way must be located at least 20 feet from the curved portion of the corner in order to maintain visibility for motorists, as shown in the illustration. In addition, the following apply:
  12. a) Signs must be located at least two feet from the edge of a curb or sidewalk, or from the edge of the pavement if there is no curb or sidewalk.
  13. b) Signs shall be installed so as not to damage plant materials, irrigation equipment or other public property.
  14. c) Signs may not be placed on a sidewalk.
  15. d) Signs may not be placed in a roadway median.

e) Signs may not be attached to utility poles, sign posts, f

9/11 Memorial Ceremony and Moment of Silence

• Date: 09/11/2016 6:45 AM – 7:00 AM 911-memorial
• Location: Fire Station 27
7067 Hamner Ave.
Eastvale, California 92880
The City of Eastvale will hold a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony and Moment of Silence on Sunday, September 11, 2016.

Where: Eastvale Fire Station 27
7067 Hamner Ave., Eastvale, CA 92880
Time: 6:45 a.m.
Moment of Silence: 6:59 a.m.
Please join our Eastvale Firefighters, Eastvale Police Department, City Council members and staff as they observe a moment of silence in honor of the heroes and victims of September 11, 2001.

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the Eastvale Firefighters and Police Officers will gather together in their work uniform at the base of the Fire Station 27 flag pole and stand at attention during the posting of the American Flag at exactly 0659 hours PST (time of the collapse of the south tower). The Eastvale safety personnel and all in attendance shall observe a one-minute moment of silence.

Let us come together as a community for the 15th anniversary of 9/11 to honor, remember and reunite. This event is open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend. Coffee and donuts will be available after the ceremony.

Outdoor Fun and Relaxation

Fairmount Park

Photo courtesy: Racine Guajardo

Photo courtesy: Racine Guajardo

By Racine Guajardo  

Riverside- This park features various entertainment for a family filled day such as, two tennis courts, playground, picnic facilities, a rose garden, fishing at Lake Evans and Brown Lake, lawn bowling green, barbecue areas, and a restored historic boathouse that offers pedal boat rentals.

Fairmount Park is located at 2601 Fairmount Blvd. in Riverside. The park lies between the Santa Ana River and Route 60 to the north with an area of 35 acres. If you exit Market Street, the destination is on your right side, which is easy to find!

At the park, there is access to walking trails. Walks around the park and on the bridge also give a nice view to see wild life such as ducks and geese on the Lake.

One man fishing said, “this is one of few places that I enjoy fishing at.” He also said he likes going in the evening time about 5 or 6 p.m. because he caught 4 fish in one day.

A Chino resident, Mary Gonzales says, “ I went two weeks ago (at the concert in the park) it was nice a lot of families having fun enjoying dancing and barbecue. I was also there about 2 months ago for a huge car show that had a DJ and a taco man.”

The bonding experience between parents and kids are memories you won’t forget. Michael Mascarenas says, “I like Fairmount Park mostly because of the environment, its family friendly, they allow pets, my daughter loves to fish in the lakes, and the park itself is big and roomy with nice playgrounds.”

Families enjoy taking the drive to Fairmount to escape the heat. Indio resident Marlena Arcides loves to take her three boys and says, “We always take a walk around the whole park and stop in the rose garden area and finish off at the play ground. Robert said his favorite part is the tank, Isaac said his favorite is the play ground and Damian said he likes everything about it.”

Within Fairmount Park, there is also a service kitchen for banquets and meetings that may be rented through the Park and Recreation Department at (951) 826-2000. Also, there is a nine-hole golf facility that you can go to whether you are new or an experienced golfer. The Fairmount golf course has a lighted driving range with mats or grass hitting areas, 2 practice greens, a meeting facility and snack bar and we are open 365 days a year.

If you would like to know more information, you may visit and look under the Parks, Recreation, & Community Services.

Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

By Racine Guajardo   

City of Eastvale wants you to remember these Pokésafety tips!

Photo Courtesy: City of Eastvale
City of Eastvale wants you to remember these Pokésafety tips!

The Pokémon Go App is the latest craze! The game app first launched on July 6 in the app store for Australia, New Zealand and the United States. On July 13, it was made available in Germany, and on July 14, it was available in the UK. In just one week of the launch date, the Pokémon app has become the most successful mobile app in history.

Pokémon originally started as a game for Nintendo in 1996, and the Pokémon trading cards started in October of 1996. Of course with technology constantly evolving, it was destined to create this app.

Many people love it, hate it, or have found it as a bonding experience between friends, family, and even co-workers. The game allows people to gather in outdoor areas and opens communication between each other.

It seems like the most people who were in the age group of 20 to 30 years old found the app to be the most enjoyable, but community members of all ages are enjoying the app.

10-year-old Andrew Larson says, “It’s a new adventure for everyone!”

Andrew is right because many are even expressing how the app is getting them to adventure out and explore their local community.

Mother of Andrew Larson, Jennifer, says “Pokémon Go is a great fun way to interact and get outside. I like that the game teaches a person to be cautious of their surroundings, which means more eyes are on alert. Never a bad idea! I also enjoy connecting with my 10 year old, while on the hunt for more Pokémon.”

“Pokémon Go has opened doors that hasn’t been opened up in years…it’s making people more active and it’s bring people together,” said Gemayal Adams, 32 years old.

“This game makes me want to go out more than my friends do,” said Raylene Arcides, 21.

“This is how I see it. We see kids inside sitting in front of TV all day with video games. Kids don’t go out like we used to back then. Electronics (which I love) have taken over. I think it’s pretty cool [Pokémon Go] has people going outside and walking looking for those dang things, if it helps with obesity and make kids healthy then so be it,” said Katrina Casas, 27 years old.

Many residents have even admitted they are out exercising more because of the app.

“I exercise more in one day than I have in years,” said Adrian Guajardo, 27 years old.

Charles Sapalasan, 22, agreed by saying, “Pokémon Go has got me up on my feet to get some exercise and meet some real friendly people.”

Adriana Sepulveda, 37, doesn’t have the app but she’s noticed that more people are outside. “There’s a lot more people out and they all look lost running around.”

Josie Ma, 16, agreed it was a great app but expressed her regret for picking the wrong team. “I chose the yellow team (Instinct) and it’s the worst team out of the three, worst decision I have made. This app is great though because it lets a lot of people get to walk around and exercise.”

The app has received positive feedback overall, but there are still many residents who aren’t too thrilled about it.

Stephanie Denise, 46, described the app as “Ridiculous!”

Kandra Shinedling agreed by saying, “I say it’s a dumb app! I never got into Pokémon and don’t care for it. People waste more time on it when they could be exercising and doing something good with themselves instead of trying to catch something that’s not even there. Plus, it’s just another way for the government to keep a tag on you.”

But the app is still enjoyable for many and said to be bringing families, friends, and community members together.

Adriana Flores, 32, said, “I may look stupid playing but at least I’m having fun!”

“At first I thought how stupid just another trend…. but honestly I have an 11-year-old daughter and quite frankly it’s cool to spend time with her on some kind of common ground. Seriously I’m schooling her on something she’s interested,” said local resident Eddie Medina, 29 years old.

“Just playing this game for a few days, I gained two new friends and I also find myself to be more active,” said Mathew Sanchez, 27.

Robert Mejia, 28, agreed by saying that he’s met a lot of people and has even met girls through the app!

Felicia Weese, 30, hunts for Pokémon with her husband and described her most recent encounter in the community: “My husband and I drove to Downtown Riverside to check out all the Poke stops and there was upwards of 100 people there… At 11 at night! It was funny to see everyone walking around following their phones to try to get the best Pokémon. It reminded me a lot of zombie movies the way people were slowly moving in herds.”

Locally, the best places to catch Pokémon are one of Eastvale’s 13 parks. An Eastvale resident said that he believed the best Pokéstop is Dairyland Park because it has six Pokéstops and a gym. Or you can stop by the Eastvale City Hall, which is also a Pokéstop. Be sure to stop in and say hi!

You will see many residents at the parks and building, but you will also see residents driving around slowly trying to catch these Pokémon! Since these residents are driving while playing, the game has also become a hazard. There was one report of a car accident in New York due to the person playing the game while driving. There has also been another report of thieves using the app to find and rob players. A woman even reported that she found a dead body while playing the app, however that has not been confirmed.

Therefore, Police offered the following advice to Pokémon Go players:

  • Don’t play the game while driving a car or bicycle.
  • Don’t trespass on private property just to “catch” a Pokémon.
  • Avoid staring down at your phone and be aware of hazards like roadways, drop-offs and waterways.
  • Be cautious of who you share your location with.
  • Don’t travel alone.

For those who enjoy, stay safe and have fun!

JCSD Dances to help Eastvale Resident get her Dancing Legs!

 Photo courtsy Face Book @Daretodancechallenge

Photo courtesy Face Book @Daretodancechallenge


Eastvale, CA –The Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD) Parks and Recreation Department is dancing to help 3 year old Finley Smallwood raise money and awareness about Cerebral Palsy.

Beautiful Finley was born 9 weeks premature and suffers from Cerebral Palsy. She loves to dance, but can’t move without help. The Smallwoods received recent news that Finley is a great candidate for selective dorsal rhizotomy. The procedure may help her walk and even dance on her own someday; however, the procedure is not covered under their medical insurance. That is where the #DareToDanceChallenge was born.

To help raise awareness for Cerebral Palsy and help Finley with the cost of surgery, JCSD invites everyone to participate in the Dare to Dance Challenge this Friday (July 29) during the 65th Street LIVE Concert in the Park event held at Harada Heritage Park.

All concert guests will be encouraged to dance with Finley and show support for her cause. The event will be filmed, posted on social media, and will include a dare for other nearby agencies to dance too! If they don’t accept the challenge within 24 hours they must donate $20 to, or better yet, everyone can Dance AND Donate!

You can help a little girl get her miracle — to one day dance and walk on her own.


Now it’s YOUR turn! We Dare YOU Dare to Dance!

If you would like to learn more about Finley’s journey and how you can help, please

About 65th Street LIVE

The annual summer concert series presented by Jurupa Community Services District’s (JCSD) Parks and Recreation Department just got even better!  This yearly summer concert series tradition, now entering its eighth year, is being launched as 65th Street Live!  In addition to live music performed by local bands at Harada Heritage Park in Eastvale, there will be added fun to make your family’s summer even more memorable.

Put on your dancing shoes, bring the entire family, your friends, and neighbors, and get ready to celebrate the season with the following bands:

Photo courtesy Instagram@ fifiandmo

Photo courtesy Instagram@ fifiandmo

Time: All concert performances are from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Harada Heritage Park, 13099 65th Street, Eastvale
Cost: Concert is free and wristbands for the Fun Zone are $5.00
Parking: Additional parking available on 68th Street
What to Bring: Lawn chairs, picnic blankets, food, etc.
Vendors: Vendors will be selling a variety of food and drinks
Questions?: Visit or call (951) 727-3524

Connect with us on Social Media @JCSDParks. Share your memories this summer using #65thStreetLIVE or #JCSD2016. If you have any questions, please call the JCSD Parks and Recreation Department at (951) 727-3524 or visit our website at

Nearby Places For Summer Fun

Applewhite Picnic Area And Campground

By Racine Guajardo  

Photo courtesy: Racine Guajardo

Photo courtesy: Racine Guajardo

Lytle CreekLooking for family-oriented outdoor fun? Applewhite picnic area and campground is fun for families of all ages.

The Applewhite Picnic and Campground areas are located off the 15 freeway, exiting Sierra and North onto Lytle Creek Road, just three miles north of the Lytle Creek Ranger Station.

You can spend the day in the picnic area by purchasing an Adventure day pass for $5 at the Lytle Creek Ranger Station. They are also available at the gas stations once you exit Sierra.

The picnic area is surrounded by trees, rocks, and refreshing cold water flows in the creek for those hot summer days. They also allow pets as long as they are on a leash. Trash cans and restrooms are provided while urging visitors to clean up after themselves upon leaving. There are 184 available parking spaces and 14 accessible parking spaces. Once filled, the site closes to any other vehicles on busy summer days. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Interested in camping for the night? You may purchase a campsite for $10 or double campsite for $15 at either the Lytle Creek Ranger Station or the self-serve station drop box, which accepts cash or check. By purchasing a campsite, you are free to walk to the picnic area for day use. The campground does not provide dump stations or electronic/water hook-ups. Quiet hours on the site are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. The check-out time is 2 p.m. the following day. No reservations are necessary; it’s all on a first come first serve basis. Campground also allows pets on a leash.

For additional information and rules, you may visit