Sometimes I worry, I get frustrated, and anxiety fills my soul. I am uncertain about things and I get overwhelmed. Just the other day, I felt all these emotions and felt consumed with what we were going to do. I had bought Disneyland tickets and reserved our day for June 1st.
I started to panic a little after reading that there was no tram. Instead, you would have to walk from the parking garage to Disneyland.
Though my stress was more about, you had to walk back after a big day at Disneyland with two autistic boys.
Plus, I was reading where it was best to line up at the parking garage before they opened.
Oh, the thought of waking my boys up very early and getting them out the door, I could feel the stress rise within me. I started to think maybe I should have never bought the tickets and said a prayer, Dear God, what am I going to do, help.
Then out of the blue came an invite to spend two nights at The Howard Johnson Hotel in Anaheim by The Mommy Blogger Tribe I belong to. It just so happened it was from May 31st to June 2nd. I had no clue this hotel was right across the street from Disneyland and within walking distance until we checked in.
I couldn’t have asked for more of a perfect two days at the hotel and a fun-filled day at Disneyland.
It’s incredible how things work out when you turn them over to God.
Joshua 1:9 NIV Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
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Inland Empire – In the last month, a few incidents took place in the City of Eastvale. The incidents are listed below, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
INCIDENT: Vehicle Burglary
INCIDENT DATE: May 28, 2021
WHERE: 7100 Block of Rivertrails Dr., Eastvale
DETAILS: On May 28, 2021 at 3:16 am, Eastvale deputies responded to the 7100 block of Rivertrails Drive, in the city of Eastvale, for a vehicle burglary in progress. When the deputies arrived, the suspects had fled the scene. Deputies searched the area and located two male suspects wearing ski masks being chased by a homeowner from a nearby street. The suspects were detained and identified as Randal Amari (18 year old resident of Los Angeles) and a 17 year old juvenile (resident of Moreno Valley). The suspects were found to be in possession of several watches, cell phones, three backpacks, and a replica firearm. Preliminary investigation indicated the suspects were in the neighborhood stealing from unlocked vehicles. Both suspects were charged for conspiracy to commit a crime and petty theft. Amari was subsequently booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center and the juvenile was released to his parents, pending criminal charges.
The owners of the watches, cellphones and backpacks (pictured) are unknown at this time. The owners of the property or anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Varoni at (951) 955-2600.
WHERE: 13900 block of Camp Rock., city of Eastvale and the 9600 block of 51st., city of Jurupa Valley
DETAILS: Members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Teams (SET) representing the cities of Eastvale and Jurupa Valley have been aggressively targeting illegal indoor and outdoor marijuana grows throughout the cities of Eastvale and Jurupa Valley in 2021.
Deputies assigned to the SET team received complaints from residents of the city of Eastvale and Jurupa Valley regarding possible illegal indoor and outdoor marijuana cultivations. The SET deputies investigated and determined that properties located in the 13900 block of Camp Rock., city of Eastvale and the 9600 block of 51st., city of Jurupa Valley, had been converted to support illegal indoor/outdoor marijuana cultivation and there was evidence that marijuana plants were being cultivated on the properties, along with theft of utilities.
On May 21. 2021, at 10:05 AM, members from the Jurupa Valley station’s SET team served two marijuana cultivation related search warrants on the properties located at the above addresses within the cities of Eastvale and Jurupa Valley. During the service of the search warrants, deputies recovered approximately 1,353 marijuana plants and 90 pounds of processed marijuana from the locations. Also, a combined theft of electrical utilities from the residence’s worth $90,000.
The following subjects was arrested for illegal marijuana cultivation, maintaining and operating a drug house, possession of marijuana for sales and theft of utilities. Subsequently, they were booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center: Wencong Chen, Hugo Ulices Infante, Julio Cesar Fierros
Eastvale Code Enforcement and Southern California Edison responded to the location in the city of Eastvale and they conducted their own separate investigations into various building and safety code violations.
Anyone with further information about this incident or if you suspect drug activity in your area, please contact the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s station. The Special Enforcement Team can be reached at 951-955-2600.
Eastvale – Over the last three years, the city has grown tremendously. In 2018, the Eastvale City Council made Economic Development a priority and was able to do that with the help of their team, including: the City Council, CommUNITY, Eastvale Chamber of Commerce, City Hall Talent, Developers, Property Managers, Brokers and Business Owners.
“We are so excited to see all the unique and exciting businesses that have opened the last three years and the new ones that are scheduled to open in the very near future!” stated the City in a news release.
In the last three years, five new retail shopping centers have been developed, including The Station, The Merge, Eastvale Marketplace, Allen Square, and Hamner Place. New businesses have also been added to the Eastvale Gateway, Cloverdale Marketplace, the Marketplace at the Enclave, and Corona Valley Marketplace.
The Goodman Commerce Center/Business Park, The Campus, and The Ranch allowed an increase in industrial space and the community also enjoyed new outdoor events such as the Eastvale Farmers & Artisan Market and EATSvale.
“A focus on strong economic development, with an inclusive mindset, will lead to additional sales tax revenue that will result in funding of priority target areas such as Public Safety!” stated the City. The community is encouraged to Love Eastvale, Shop Eastvale, Dine Eastvale!
I have been meditating daily since I was a teenager and now, I am sixty-five and am very peaceful in my mind, body and spirit. There are three different ways that I would recommend that you start meditation. The first one can be done daily with those of you that take walks. As you are walking pay attention to the rhythm of your walk. Practice paying attention to the rhythm as each foot moves. Make that rhythm all that you are focusing on. Any time your mind starts to wonder or think about anything take your focus back to the rhythm of your walk. The second way to meditate is to just focus on your breathing. You should be breathing deep from within your diaphragm not your chest. Once again just focus on your breathing just like the rhythm of your walk. If you get distracted or start to think, just go back to focusing on your breathing. The last one is to focus on a word. I like the word peace. So now close your eyes and just see the word peace. When your mind starts to think or you lose your focus just go back to seeing the word peace. I would recommend you start practicing these forms of meditation for 5-10 minutes daily. Meditation is a very difficult skill to master so be patient with yourself.
Many of my patents were on pharmaceuticals for depression and anxiety and now nobody in my practice uses them anymore. I attribute much of this to the meditation that I include in their sessions and in my free support groups. You are welcome to come and experience a guided meditation and body scan two more forms of meditation led by me in my groups. My groups meet every Monday evening from 6-8p.m. and the first and third Friday of every month from 9a.m.-11a.m. and they are free. Just email me before each group at email@example.com and I will send you the link for the zoom group. This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T. Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a private practice in Diamond Bar and is currently accepting new clients; she is also a motivational speaker who can inspire your employees or group members. Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups on how tomanage anger. For moreinformation about any of these services feel free to contact herat (909)229-0727. You may e-mail Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastvale – The Eleanor Roosevelt High School Class of 2021 has officially graduated! Banners were recently displayed to honor the seniors that will be attending college next year.
The City partnered with ERHS to install 45 graduation banners along Scholar Way and Citrus Street for the seniors that were accepted to a 4-year college or university. Funds for the banners were approved by the Eastvale City Council in April 2021 to support the ERHS graduation banner program.
“In addition to being an important fundraising activity for the high school, the grad banners serve as a source of inspiration for the younger, school age children in in our community,” stated the City on a social media post.
In a separate post, the City showed their excitement for the graduating class. “We wanted to take a moment to congratulate all of our Eleanor Roosevelt High School graduating seniors and say how proud we are of the dedication, perseverance, and strength these seniors have shown during this this past year,” stated the City.
“We also want to congratulate and acknowledge all the other students who promoted at our intermediate and elementary schools!”
In my previous article I shared how unfulfilled expectations can result in frustration. That is true when you are playing a round of golf. If you expect to play well and get a good score, you may find yourself discouraged and disappointed by the end of the day. Your score may be a lot worse than you expected!
I believe there are many married couples who are disillusioned after years of marriage. They started married life filled with hopes and dreams. But as the years passed they found themselves frustrated and disappointed. Their married life has not turned out the way they expected it would.
There is a powerful song in the musical Les Miserables where a woman expressed her heartache about the way her life has turned out. It is titled – “I Dreamed a Dream”. Some of the lyrics are:
“I dreamed a dream in days gone by, when hope was high and life worth living – I dreamed that love would never die, I dreamed that God would be forgiving. Then it all went wrong”
Those words may express how you feel about your marriage. But I want to urge you to not give up hope and don’t give up trying. God loves to repair relationships and restore marriages.
One of the things that can undermine a marriage is unfulfilled expectations. Spouses can become bitter and resentful when their hopes and dreams are not met. One of the best things you can do is changeyourexpectations. Don’t wait for the other person to change – look for ways you can change your expectations with God’s help.
Years ago we met a wonderful couple during my summer internship in El Centro, California. The husband was a cattle rancher. He rarely got home on time for dinner. His wife was frustrated. Dinner was ready and the kids were hungry. But she decided to change her attitude and not expect him to be home for dinner. She realized that cattle, fences and water pumps may need immediate attention. She decided to just feed the kids when dinner was ready and warm up dinner for her husband when he got home. She changed her expectations and it reduced the level of stress on their relationship. Let me encourage you to change your attitude and your actions. Change your expectations. Ask God to change your heart. Be willing to forgive others that you feel have hurt you (Ephesians 4:32). You will be glad you did and they will too.
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Eastvale – At the June 23 City Council meeting, Brandon Plott was unanimously appointed to fill the vacant City Council seat due to Councilmember Ike Bootsma passing away last month. He will fill the position until the November 8, 2022 election results are certified. The remaining two years of the District 5 term will be up for a Special Election in November 2022.
Councilmember Plott previously served on the City Council from 2016 through 2020 and recently served as Mayor of the City of Eastvale in 2020.
During the 2020 election, Plott announced that he was not running for re-election because he was going to spend time with his family. However, after he was appointed at the June meeting, he clarified why he is more than willing to serve on the City Council now. On a social media post, he stated he was going through a foster to adopt process at the time of re-election, so he was uncertain of the time constraints of running a re-election campaign. Since then, he and his wife were “successful and blessed of fostering a new baby boy.” He has spent several months adjusting to the new addition to his family and stated, “I’m confident to dedicate my time to the City and to our Residents, while still spending quality time with the Family.” He added, “As always feel free to reach out to me if you have any question. I’m always available.”
At a Special City Council meeting on June 2, the City Council voted to open up an application period for anyone interested in being appointed to fill the District 5 Council seat. Applications were accepted until June 16, 2021 for those who were an Eastvale resident in District 5. Then the appointment was made on June 23.
It was only a 45-minute drive, but I arrived at the site. It took me another 10 minutes to find his “section,” but we were soon in the vicinity of where his life was laid to rest. As I paced each headstone, I had an eerie vision of him lying beneath the surface, watching me pace the yard, while his spirit yearned for me. Almost as though he was screaming, “I’m over here,” in a silent spirit. I walked up to his plaque and I stared at the etching in the stone. I reluctantly read the words, “Cipriano Armijo, beloved man of God.” And after kneeling down on the soft, damp, green grass, I relaxed my body over the 8 by 4 foot section of landscape that was the last home to daddy’s body. I traced each word on the plaque with my hand, etching each letter of his name with my fingers. When I knelt, I looked down upon the freshly cut, softened soil and confessed all the things that have happened since he left this earth. I explained to the ground, and to the bronze piece of metal that bears his name, my life without daddy with hopes his spirit heard my deepest fears and my strongest accomplishments. I told him that I had hoped he was proud of me, as my life had followed strange paths that have given me journeys of learning and routines of pain. Since his departure, life had become interesting and successful, yet painful and confusing. When I sat at his gravesite, I realized what a misconception the phrase: “I no longer have parents, they died.” Because when I knelt at his site I held myself accountable of my actions and perceptions of life, just as when he was alive. I relayed the message; “I know you’re there, I know you’re watching.” As I crept to my knees, I still had a father and I still had someone to answer to. I believe that parents are forever. Good or bad, their behavior and their actions stay in our memories. I believe that we never end our influence on our children, we never stop being parents. That’s why it’s so important that we do a good job each day while we’re here on earth; we have no guarantee of how long we’re going to be here. When we’re gone, when our heart stops and our spirit rises to the world beyond our hearts and minds, we can only hope that we’ve loved enough, lived enough, and laughed enough for our children to remember our lives as a benefit to their own, because we do live in their hearts forever. Someday, when our own children kneel on the soft, moist, green grass that lies our last home to our bodies, we can only hope the tears that fill our children’s eyes and hearts are tears of love that yearn for us to forever watch over their joyous lives. This will remind them that we’ll never, ever, stop being their parents.
Jurupa Valley – The Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD) is proud to announce that it is a recipient of the Governmental Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2020-2021 fiscal budget.
The award represents a significant achievement by JCSD and reflects the commitment of the JCSD Board of Directors and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. To receive the budget award, JCSD had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation set by GFOA. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device. This is the second year in a row that JCSD has received this prestigious GFOA award.
“It takes a significant amount of hard work and dedication to the produce a quality product like the 2020-2021 budget,” said JCSD General Manager Chris Berch. “The JCSD team is not only dedicated to preparing such a document, but are focused on providing long term, prudent financial planning for all of our valued customers and stakeholders.”
There are over 1,600 participant agencies in the Budget Awards Program throughout the nation, and JCSD is proud to be among these recipients.
Eastvale/Jurupa Valley – Congratulations to Jurupa Community Services District, Parks & Recreation Department for their two Award of Excellence from the California Park & Recreation Society for its JCSD’s Friday Flicks & Food Trucks Marketing Campaign and Summer Eastvale Edition – “Rising Together, A New Dawn of Recreation” Brochure Cover in the category of Marketing & Communications!
The CPRS awards program recognizes outstanding achievement in the areas of facility design, park planning, marketing and communication, and community improvement and programming through demonstrating the CREAM principals of challenge, resourcefulness, execution, accomplishment and alignment with the parks and recreation mission.
According to Steve Lawson, Director of Parks and Recreation, “The CPRS awards program is the highest recognition our agency can receive, and our award is a credit to the creative and innovative team whose commitment to the Eastvale community is what made this happen. We are honored to receive this award on behalf of our residents.”
CPRS Executive Director Stephanie Stephens states, “These agencies represent the finest in initiatives addressing community issues, recreation programming, park planning, facility design, and marketing and communications in California. Park and recreation agencies throughout the state provide families, individuals, and groups access to the serenity and inspiration of nature; spaces and places for play and exercise; opportunities for directed and self-directed recreation; positive alternatives for youth to reduce crime and mischief; and activities that facilitate social connections, human development, therapy, the arts, and lifelong learning. CPRS and our award sponsors, RJM Design Group, Inc., Little Tikes Commercial and SVA Architects, are proud to recognize excellence in park and facility design, community initiatives, recreation programs, and marketing and communications.”
The California Park & Recreation Society presented awards in 5 categories:
• Creating Community Award of Excellence
• Excellence in Design – Park Planning
• Excellence in Design – Facility Design
• Marketing & Communications Award of Excellence
• Professional & Service Awards
CPRS is a membership organization with just over 4,000 members representing the 535 local parks and recreation agencies throughout the state. The mission of CPRS is to advance the profession and its members through education, networking, resources, and advocacy. Learn more at http://www.cprs.org.
Eastvale/Norco – In the last month, a few incidents and enforcements took place in the City of Eastvale. The incidents are listed below, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff ’s Department.
INCIDENT: Driving Under the Influence Driver License Checkpoint
INCIDENT DATE: May 14, 2021
LOCATION: Undisclosed location within the city of Eastvale
DETAILS: The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Jurupa Valley Station conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday, May 14, 2021. The checkpoint was in the 9800 Block of Limonite Avenue, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. The checkpoint yielded the following:
760 cars screened.
17 citations for unlicensed drivers.
3 citations for suspended license.
0 driving under the influence arrests.
2 vehicles were towed
INCIDENT: Possession of Illicit Drugs for Sale
INCIDENT DATE: May 12, 2021
LOCATION: Goodman Way and Cantu Galleano Ranch Road, Eastvale
DETAILS: On May 12, 2021, about 6:00 A.M. Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Jurupa Valley Station, Eastvale, conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the area of Goodman Way and Cantu Galleano Ranch Road, in the city of Eastvale. During the traffic stop the suspect, identified as 32-year-old Michael Martinez, a resident of Upland, exited the vehicle and fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, Martinez was taken into custody.
Martinez was charged with possession of narcotics for sale and resisting arrest and was later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages all citizens to report any suspicious activity. Anyone with additional information can contact Deputy Newman at Riverside County Sheriff’s dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600.
INCIDENT: Driving Under the Influence Enforcement
INCIDENT DATE: May 8, 2021 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM
LOCATION: Undisclosed location within the city of Eastvale
DETAILS: On May 8, 2021, Jurupa Valley Station deputies conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) saturation patrol in the City of Eastvale. Deputies conducted 9 vehicle enforcement stops, administered 2 field sobriety tests, and cited 5 drivers for various vehicle code violations.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind the public about the importance of being safe and sober when you are driving. The Department is dedicated to keeping the public safe and urges people to stay at home or use a designated sober driver if you plan to drink.
Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be approximately $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs and marijuana can also impair, especially in combination with alcohol and other drugs. Do your research and understand how certain drugs you are taking may affect your driving ability.
INCIDENT DATE: April 3, 2021
LOCATION: 7000 Block of Orchid Dr. Eastvale
DETAILS: On Saturday, April 3, 2021, a male was dropped off at a local hospital in Ontario suffering from a gunshot wound. Medical staff provided emergency medical care, unfortunately, the male died as a result of his injuries. Information obtained during the follow up investigation revealed the incident occurred at a residence in the 7000 Block of Orchid Dr. in Eastvale.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. The deceased male was identified as Steven Aquino Valentin, 23 years old out of Richie, Florida.
This is an active investigation and no additional details are currently available. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator David Sandoval at (760) 770-2236 or (951) 955-2777.
Eastvale – So many exciting things are happening in Eastvale as it continues to grow!
It was announced that Bushfire Kitchen is coming to Eastvale! Bushfire Kitchen is expected to arrive this coming Fall 2021 and it will be located at The Merge, off the corner of Limonite Ave and Archibald Ave.
Bushfire Kitchen will have a large indoor dining room as well as a 1,000 sq ft patio equipped with heaters and misters so you and your family can enjoy your favorite food outdoors all year round. They will also have a fully-stocked outdoor bar that will serve craft cocktails, beer, and wine with 20+ taps, according to the City of Eastvale.
Bushfire Kitchen offers “signature entrees such as their bbq chicken, tri-tip plate, and baby back ribs. Their menu also includes a wide variety of bowls, salads, burgers, empanadas, and much much more!” They also accommodate preferences like vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free. To learn more about their menu options, visit their website at https://www.bushfirekitchen.com
Also joining Eastvale is a new public mural! The “Greetings from Eastvale, California” art mural is now complete at the Public Storage facility off Archibald Ave, near Limonite Ave. The mural was painted by Artist and Designer, Maxfield Bala, who is the owner of an art and design company, Bala Creative. The mural features visual images and symbols pertinent to Eastvale’s history and will serve as an iconic landmark for the City. “No City funds were used to pay for the mural as it was paid for by the developer of the Public Storage Facility,” according to the City.
In addition, the Eastvale Farmers & Artisan Market is now open every Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Farmers & Artisan Market occurs every Friday, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the New Day Christian Church parking lot, located at 7155 Hamner Avenue. For more information or on how to become a vendor, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern California – Dary and Judi Shumaker are a husband-and-wife real estate team that love meeting, helping, and working with people that are considering buying or selling their home. Whether you are looking for your first home, downsizing, or even getting into a larger home for your growing family, the Shumakers are the perfect realtors for you!
“Our goal and greatest joy are helping people through the real estate process, keeping are clients informed with a pro-active approach, and providing a successful and stressless experience from the start to the end of the transaction,” said Dary and Judi.
With 15 years of experience in real estate, they provide a hands-on experience, walking with you every step of the way. As a husband-and-wife team, they also provide two times the availability and personal communication throughout the entire transaction.
“We have had existing customers tell us that our team (husband & wife) approach was an unmeasurable value and asset for them,” they said.
Dary and Judi are hard-working Realtors looking out for your interests with integrity, honesty, and sincerity. Their business philosophy is “People Helping People” (Phil 2:4) and they will be happy to help in any way!
“We are always there for our clients and encourage them to contact us with any questions at any time,” said Dary and Judi.
Dary and Judi are both licensed Realtors with California Department of Realtors and are members of the NAR (National Association of Realtors). They also hold a Housing Community Development (HCD) Sales license. In addition, they are proud to be part of the Advantage Real Estate Team, with a broker that has 35 years of experience, knowledge, and expertise. They are also surrounded by many colleagues with combined years of experience, which is truly an advantage.
The Shumakers work with sellers and buyers of all ages. For sellers, Dary and Judi will gather home comparable data from multiple resources to have a thorough list price analyze to share with you.
“We will customize an expert marketing plan that will maximize the selling of your home. We understand the importance of selling your home as one of your biggest assets, and we take it very seriously and provide you the professional trustworthy service every step along the way,” said Dary and Judi.
For buyers, you will pay 0% fees, all while working with great agents that will work hard for you. “We are dedicated to helping you find the right home, at the best price, said Dary and Judi. “We want you to find the home that will make you happy and successful in real estate ownership. Whether you are thinking of buying now or in the future, it is important to have a professional with you who knows everything about the local market, the strategies to get offers accepted, and have access to all off-market properties and opportunities. We have the knowledge, tools, and connections to help you be successful in this competitive market.”
Dary and Judi also love working with seniors. They are very experienced in helping the senior community (specifically Baby Boomers) with the downsizing from their existing home and finding their ideal retirement home. “We can help with all types of senior living lifestyles, from senior living condos, manufactured/mobile home parks- senior community living, apartments, etc. We will help make this next step an enjoyable experience, as much as we enjoy helping you through it.”
They also offer a special discount for seniors, in addition to Military and First Responders!
Lastly, Dary and Judi are very knowledgeable about this industry. They wanted to share that there is an alternative to purchasing a residential/condo dwelling. “If buyers are unable to qualify for a FHA/Conventional loan or the approved amount is not meeting the amount for the location they want to purchase in, they may and should consider purchasing a manufactured home,” said the Shumakers. “We are dual licensed and the benefit of us having a HCD license is we can sell brand new manufactured homes. We have worked with a lot of buyers over the years who felt they could never purchase a home. When we introduced them to another type of dwelling, manufactured homes, it then gave them hope and joy for them to be able to provide a larger and better housing for their family than their current situation, living with family or living in an apartment that they are outgrowing.”
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Eastvale – The City of Eastvale hosted the first ever “EATSvale” on Friday, March 21 and it was a success! EATSvale is an exciting and unique food truck festival designed to “engage, elevate, and excite Eastvale residents by combing food, art, and music in one location,” according to a news release.
“We loved welcoming our commUNITY to our inaugural EATSvale Food Truck Festival event,” stated the City on their Facebook page. “It was great watching everyone enjoy the delicious food, playing outdoor games, and enjoying the awesome art!”
EATSvale will occur on a monthly basis on Friday evenings through October 2021. The event will take place at 13200 Citrus Avenue in Eastvale, across Citrus from Eleanor Roosevelt High School.
“We are thrilled to bring this unique food truck festival experience to our commUNITY and create a foodie experience in Eastvale.”, said Bryan Jones, City Manager. “It is also our goal to facilitate new and exciting experiences that will create more vibrancy for our great City.”
The City decided to bring EATSvale to town because “Destination Eastvale” is listed as one of the goals identified by the City Council in the Eastvale Strategic Plan in January 2021. Therefore, EATSvale is a City hosted and organized event that is in concert with the current strategic plan initiatives.
This food truck event will allow food vendors who do not have a physical location in Eastvale to sell at an event, while also including restaurants that have a food truck in Eastvale, according to the City. Preferences will be given to Eastvale residents who have a food truck and we will also be recruiting unique and gourmet food trucks from throughout Southern California. Food vendors at this event will encompass a wide variety of cultures, cuisines, food experiences, and much much more!
We’ll see you at the next EATSvale event on Friday, June 18, 2021!
Eastvale – It was recently announced that Councilmember Ike Bootsma passed away at 74-years-old on the early morning of May 14th.
“Our entire Eastvale community mourns the loss of Councilmember Ike Bootsma.”, said Mayor Jocelyn Yow. “Ike was a remarkable and dedicated public servant who will be greatly missed.”
Ike has been a part of the Eastvale community for more than 46 years. Several community members expressed their condolences and prayers to the family on all social media platforms. So many described Ike as honest and kind, who cared deeply about his family and about the Eastvale community. From holding Halloween events to dressing up as Santa during Christmas, Ike loved making the local kids smile.
A banner was placed at Eastvale City Hall in memory of Councilmember Ike Bootsma with the words: “Leader. Legacy. Loved. Ike Bootsma 1947-2021.” In addition, at the monthly Just Move Campaign, the leaders paid tribute to Ike and described how he served the city for many years. City manager, Bryan Jones, also coined the phrase “Be Like Ike” in his speech, according to Matthew Olson’s Facebook post. “It brought tears to my eyes,” said Olson. “We can learn a lot from this gentleman and the service he gave to our community,” added Olson.
In addition, the City Council will be remembering Ike at their next Meeting on Wednesday, May 26. They encouraged the community to say a few words about Ike via in person or online.
Ike was one of the youngest children of nine, to Dutch immigrant parents Trynje and Jim Bootsma. The Bootsma family started their dairy in 1938 and were one of the first to settle in Chino Valley. Ike started a successful Calf Ranch in Eastvale in 1974 until its closing in May 2007. “The Calf Ranch was an important component of the dairy industry, where they raised calves for Dairy replacement,” according to a City news release. “Ike started what became known as “contract” raising. It was a very good enterprise and worked well for the Dairy industry and for his family.”
Ike then served on the City Eastvale City Council from 2010 through 2016, along with four terms as Mayor from 2013 to 2016. “While on the City Council, Ike represented the City on several regional boards, including Western Riverside Council of Governments and the Riverside Transit Agency,” stated the City. Ike and his wife, Squeaker, were also very active with the Eastvale Kiwanis Club and have helped raised money each year to provide Eleanor Roosevelt High School students with college scholarships. They were active in the Eastvale Roadway Adoption Program and have kept city streets free of litter by participating in monthly street clean up events. In addition, Ike was an active member of the local Eastvale Chamber of Commerce. Ike was then re-elected to the Eastvale City Council in November of 2020, representing District 5.
Ike Bootsma is survived by his wife, Squeaker, and his children Shaun Bootsma, Heidi Tillman, Mike Kirk, Metchelle Bootsma, and six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial service information is not yet announced to the community.