Category Archives: Eastvale

Centro Basco: French Cuisine in Chino

By Michael Armijo

Chino – If you’re tired of the traditional restaurants in your area you have to try a classy and delicious place locally here in Chino since 1940.

Centro Basco French Restaurant, located at 13432 S. Central Avenue, just south of Chino Avenue, has been the best kept secret and the oldest Basque restaurant in the Valley. Featuring delicious and tasty menu items brought here for the Basque lands stretch along the Pyrennes Mountains in the southern region of France and north region of Spain. The hometown of the owner Monique Berterretche can be found just outside of St. Jean Pied Port, France.

Featuring lunch menu items, served from 11 am to 2:30 pm, such as breaded shrimp, fettuccini Alfred, calamari state, rib eye and flat iron steak, lamb chops and their infamous meatloaf meals, among many other menu items.

Centro Basco also serves burgers and sandwiches: Angus beef, steak, French dip, tuna salad, tuna melt, Lukinka sausage and their infamous meatloaf on sandwich bread, among other items.

For dinner, a four course meal will be impressive among you spouse or your clients. Serving French onion soup, salad, and bread, entrees include Roasted chicken, chicken cordon blue, breast of chicken parmesan, fettucinni alfredo, Lukinka sausage and noodles, fresh baked salmn, trout, breaded shrimp, rack of lamb, angus prime rig (14 oz), rib eye and flat iron steak, veal cutlet or pork loin chops just to name a few!

 During lunch and before dinner you can always relax in their full service bar, open to those who want to have a relaxing drink prior to eating. Always greeted with a smile and a handshake, always feel free to enjoy the Basque family atmosphere.

Their freshly made entrees for lunch or dinner are always made from scratch and always available the four course meal option, with soup of the day, salad, sourdough break, and main course. The freshness of the food is always obvious along with the feeling of the Basqu Country: friendliness and sense of family that is experienced amongst the Basque people. An atmosphere that makes coming to Centro Basco in Chino a unique, memorable and cherished experience.

Centro Basco Restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday and can be reached at 909.628.9014, http://www.centrobasco.com, or just stop by at 13432 S. Central Avenue, just a block south of Chino avenue in chino.

An Invitation for Wellness in 2020

By Nancy Stoops

Make 2020 the year you celebrate yourself.  I would like to extend two invitations to all of you. The first one is to join my new wellness website at NancyStoopsMFT.org and receive a new wellness message daily and lots of other wellness ideas as well. The second one is to attend the Taste of Wellness 2020 event sponsored by the city of Walnut This wonderful and free event will take place Saturday March 28, 2020 from 8a.m. till noon at the Walnut Senior Center located at 21215 La Puente Rd. in the city of Walnut.  Their phone number is (909) 598-6200 and all you have to do is call to reserve your spot today.  This event will offer classes on meditation, the myths of diets, proper stretching techniques, yoga, a sage burning ceremony and a free tea and snack bar. Midnight the therapy dog will be there to comfort your souls and make you smile. This will be the fourth wellness event.  For those of you that have attended before keep on coming back and invite everybody you know.  If this will be your first time attending a wellness event be prepared to be delighted!

              I can’t think of a better way to help you meet your goals then by attending an event that will teach you so many wonderful ways to embrace wellness into 2020!  I personally will be running two of the five workshops offered and would love for all of you readers to come out to this amazing opportunity to enhance your wellbeing. I’m very excited to share all the facets of my very healthy lifestyle that have served me so very well for my life.  I will be discussing so many common sense ways to help yourself and just feel better so you can all improve the very quality of your life.  I look forward to seeing all of you there and sharing all of the secrets that have provided me and my patients with a life of quality and joy!!!!!

This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T.  Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  Nancy is now accepting new clients.  She also works as a motivational speaker.  Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups for teens and can handle many court mandated needs.  For more information about any of these services contact Nancy at (909) 229-0727.  You may e-mail Nancy at nancyjstoops@verizon.net. You may purchase Nancy’s books Live Heal and Grow and Midnight the Therapy Dog at Amazon.com.

Pastor's Corner: Meet the President

By Mark Hopper

Recently my wife and I were traveling to Texas to meet some friends in San Antonio. Our flight on Southwest airlines took us to Dallas first and then we waited at Love Field for our short flight to San Antonio. After we found our departure gate we noticed a familiar looking person in the waiting area. I had just seen his picture in the Southwest Airline magazine on our last flight. It was Gary Kelly – the president of Southwest. He was going on the same flight we were to San Antonio.

I wasn’t sure it was him until I introduced myself and my wife and asked if he really was Gary Kelly. He greeted us warmly and assured us he was the guy in the magazine and he was glad to take a picture with us. I told him we loved Southwest Airlines and we had been flying Southwest since the time it began in Dallas when I was a graduate student in Dallas in 1971. I enjoyed our brief conversation and told him how much we appreciated the way Southwest has personally helped us on several occasions. I told him we had recently flown on one of the new Southwest flights to Hawaii a few months ago.

He was very gracious and gave the credit to the airlines’ helpful employees. As we prepared to board our flight I noticed Gary and his wife were in line with all the other passengers. He did not request or expect special or preferential treatment. I suspect most of the passengers on our flight had no idea that the president of the airline was flying with us. I have enjoyed reading many of Gary’s articles in the Southwest magazine. Many times he has stressed Southwest’s philosophy of customer service. I am confident he models being a servant leader and putting the needs of others ahead of his own. There is a verse in the Bible that says, “Jesus did not come to be served but to serve others and give his life for us” (Mark 10:45). Let me encourage you to watch for opportunities to serve people around you – in your company, your community and on your school campus. They will be glad you did and you will too.

Sell Your Casa: Gil Rivera

By Sarah Sanchez

Southern California – What does 4% opposed to 6% really mean? If you’re selling your home, you’ll pay a 6% commission to the realtors. But with Gil Rivera from SellYourCasa.com you’ll only pay 4% for the SAME AMOUNT OF WORK! So if your home sells for $500,000, at 6% you’ll fork over $30,000 for commission. With Gil Rivera you’ll only pay $20,000 for both realtors to split. That’s a savings of $10,000!!

Rivera’s Sellers love the fact that he offers a discounted commission, but with full service.  Rivera’s offer of 4% Total Commission for Sellers includes 2.5% to the Buyer’s Agent and 1.5% to Rivera’s office.  Most Realtors negotiate a 6% commission because they have to split the fees with their brokerage. But, as Rivera is the Broker, he passes on the savings to the Seller. This will save Sellers thousands of dollars in commission fees.  His team offers full service for that discounted rate including high quality flyers, professional photos, open houses (as allowable by Seller), and extended advertising coverage on the Internet and social media.

Now, more about what you’re getting from Gil Rivera at SellYourCasa.com: It’s important to know all aspects of your business.  For Gil Rivera from SellYourCasa.com, he absolutely knows every aspect of buying and selling a home.  He is a reliable, experienced, and an affordable Realtor, Broker, and Certified Appraiser.

Rivera sells houses, condos, and two to four unit investment properties in Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Orange counties. He just recently sold another home in Eastvale last month. He also does real estate appraisals for banks, estates, trusts, divorces, attorneys, refinances, home purchases, and probate/inheritance for tax purposes. In addition, Rivera has assistants that work with him who are fluent in Spanish and Chinese, helping to reach people of different dialects all over Southern California. 

Rivera’s philosophy is to “treat my clients the way I want to be treated.” In fact, Rivera said that he became a Realtor because he did not like the way his Realtor treated him when he was buying his home. Rivera shows respect for his clients at all times. He listens to what they say, so that he can better serve them.

Rivera also does not push his Buyers into a sale. Rivera said, “I always tell Buyers: ‘You will know right away when we walk into the house that’s meant for you’.  Whether it takes a week or months, my Buyers will always be satisfied with their purchase and never pressured into it.”

Rivera’s current promotion is, “We will SELL your house in four weeks at highest value! We only request a listing period of four weeks, while most other Realtors ask for a six month listing.” Rivera says that “Buyers need to know that they do not need to pay their Realtor any fees for representing them on a purchase. The Buyer’s agent is paid by the Seller, not the Buyer.

Check out Rivera’s website at http://www.SellYourCasa.com to see how many different cities Rivera has sold in and for additional information about his company. You can also call the toll free number at (877) 888-SOLD (7653), or cell phone number (909) 967-4525. He also currently has large freeway billboard signs throughout the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire.Call today for a free market evaluation. ■

Angiel’s Air Inc.

Staff Report

Eastvale – Summer may not have officially started but those who live in the IE know it is coming. We have already had a few days of high heat just to keep us honest. The Inland Empire is known for triple digit temperatures and those who reside here know how brutal the lingering heat can be. It would be prudent to ensure that your air conditioning unit is running at peak performance before it gets too hot. It can also save you big bucks in the future when you have regularly scheduled maintenance done to keep your system working efficiently. Angiel Air is ready for your call and are experts in servicing your air conditioning and heating systems.


Angiel Air, Inc. is a local, family-owned Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Company, they take pride in all the services they provide to their customers. It is their mission to keep their customers happy, satisfied and coming back for more.


When there is a problem and you need it fixed fast, no matter what time of day it is, call Angiel Air somebody will be there for you, even after hours and on weekends.


Angiel Air pricing is competitive and comes with a satisfaction guarantee. They provide a complete range of heating, ventilation and air conditioning services for all of your residential and commercial needs. With more than 20 years experience in the industry, they are HVAC 9 years ago. They do free estimates and discounts for Eastvale. But Angiel recommends that you don’t wait until something breaks to call them. By scheduling regular maintenance on your air conditioning and heating units, as well as the cleaning of dryer ducts, you not only save money in the long run, but you can ensure that your systems will provide top notch performance when you need them says Jennifer Angiel, CFO of the company, “We love our business! There is no better satisfaction than fixing an air conditioner when a customer is hot and mad, and making them feel heavenly.”


Angiel Air Inc has been recognized by yelp for the past 4 years for their 4.7 star rating, along with being awarded the Eastvale Small Business Award for excellence in HVAC for 3 years in a row. Angiel Air is licensed, bonded and insured, they do commercial and residential maintenance, service and installations.


So don’t wait until you’re hot and or cold. Call Angiel Air today and make sure that you’re air conditioner and heating units are ready to work when you need them.


Call Angiel Air at (909) 923-9086, and be sure to visit their website at http://www.angielair.net for additional information and local discounts. Like them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/angielair1, and get great tips, customer reviews, and even more details.

Autism Mom: Ice Cream

Columnist Melody Kramer, AKA: Autism Mom

By Melody Kramer

“Don’t let your ice cream melt by looking at someone else’s sprinkles” Wow, isn’t that the truth?


 When I heard this the other day,  it was so accurate. I am not sure there’s even a better way to describe not to be envious or jealous of someone’s blessings (sprinkles).
 I used to let my ice cream melt by counting other people’s “sprinkles.”


Having two boys on the spectrum,  it isn’t easy and adjusting to the autism world was something that wasn’t in my plans for my life.  I started to get envious of people conversing with their children. I use to wish that my child could talk with me and hold a conversation.


 I would see people playing with their children and think if I could only do that with my child.  I would see a group of kids playing, and get teary-eyed and think I wish my child could play with other kids like that.


 I spent a lot of time counting the sprinkles of others, but in the meantime, my ice cream was melting.


 One day I decided to look at the heavens above and prayed about it all. The answer came back to count my sprinkles and quit letting my ice cream melt!


My boys are loving, kind, happy, and they may not be able to do all the things out there, but it’s ok. They are uniquely made and have amazing qualities.
My sprinkles, my blessing from above, is precisely that, Blessings!  In no way would I  ever let my ice cream melt again by counting someone else’s sprinkles because I’ve got plenty of sprinkles on my ice cream.


“Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought life would be like and learn to find joy in the story you are actually living.” Quote By: Rachel Marie Martin


Never let your ice-cream melt.

Melody Kraemer is the Editor and Publisher of Macaroni Kid Jurupa Valley-Eastvale and Autism Mom Adventures. For more information or general encouragement, feel free to email her at: autismmomofboys@gmail.com

Bicyclist Killed In Accident

Staff Reports

Chino – A bicyclist died after colliding with a vehicle last saturday evening in Chino, police said.

The 37-year-old man, who lives in pomona, was riding his bike along Philadelphia Street near Bridger Avenue when a vehicle struck the man, said Chino police Lt. Nick Marotta. It happened in the 5100 block of Philadelphia.

A witness had phoned police about the crash about 7:24 p.m., Marotta said. Officers arrived to find the 37-year-old lying on the pavement, unresponsive.

Paramedics transported him to Chino Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with police.

Traffic investigators have yet to determine the cause of the crash. It was not clear whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the incident.

Four Dies In Plane Crash Near Corona Airport

A 2006 Lexus ES330 believed to be involved in a deadly hit-and-run in Corona on Feb. 5, 2020. (Credit: Rod Richardson)

Staff Reports

Eastvale -An Eastvale woman died due to a hit and run accident but the perpetrator was caught the following day, according to Corona Police.

Brenda Richardson, 48, of Eastvale, was riding her motorcycle on River Road and Kalus Avenue around 4 pm last week when the suspect vehicle, a 2006 Lexus ES330, allegedly turned left in front of Richardson, striking the zlexus on the right side of that vehicle, severely injuring Richardson. She succumbed to her injuries the following day, February 6. She was the mother of eight.

On February 7, 2020, at about 3:56 p.m., the suspect vehicle, a 2006 Lexus ES330, involved in her death, was located in the 900 block of Rebecca Way in Corona. While officers were investigating the car, they found the male driver, 85-year-old Tashiro Isa of Corona. Officers arrested Isa for felony hit and run and vehicular manslaughter. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Officer Gardner at (951) 817-5784.

Police arrested an 85-year-old man in connection with a hit-and-run collision after the victim’s husband, Rod Richardson, found the vehicle believed to have been involved and notified authorities.

Tashiro Isa of Corona was booked on suspicion of hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter, according to the Corona Police Department.

According to online reports, Richardson said he found the car on Friday afternoon in the 900 block of Rebecca Way in Corona and notified police.

Investigators confirmed the recovery of the involved vehicle, a 2006 Lexus ES330, as well as the arrest of its owner, on Friday night.

“While officers were investigating the car, they found the driver, 85-year-old Tashiro Isa of Corona,” police said in an online tweet.

Information regarding Tashiro’s bail amount and initial court appearance was not available.

Brenda Richardson was riding a motorcycle when the Lexus turned left in front of her, into her path of travel, Corona police said at the time. The car that struck her sped away.

The victim leaves behind eight children, as well as a son-in-law and future daughter-in-law who she counted among her own, loved ones said on a memorial page set up in tribute to the victim. The web page had garnered more than $3,500 in donations to support the family as of Friday evening.

Brenda Richardson was known to friends as “Pinky,” “not only because she loves the color Pink, but because she used her pinky as to wave at passing motorcycles,” according to the memorial page.

“She was a very proud Navy veteran, who took pride in serving our country just as many of her family members did and one of her daughters currently does,” the statement continued. “She was a beautiful soul who made her life mission to make sure everyone she knew were cared for and knew they were loved.”

Officers arrested Isa on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Officer Gardner at 951-817-5784.

Four Dies In Plane Crash Near Corona Airport

Firefighters respond to a plane crash in Corona on Jan. 22, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

Staff Reports

          Corona – Four people died when a plane crashed after taking off from the Corona Municipal Airport wednesday, Jan. 22. The plane reportedly caught fire after it crashed.

          Around 12:10 p.m., the single-engine aircraft carrying four people was departing the airport, which is located at 1900 Aviation Drive, when it crashed at the end of the runway, according to John DeYoe of the Corona Fire Department.

          The plane had a full 80-gallon fuel tank, which spilled and ignited a fire that spread to nearby brush, DeYoe said.

          First responders arrived at the scene and found the small aircraft engulfed in flames on the airport’s east side, according to the Corona Police Department.

          The blaze burned about a quarter-acre before firefighters knocked it down.

After extinguishing the flames, authorities discovered the plane’s four occupants dead; all were found to have “extensive” burn injuries, DeYoe said.

          He did not have any information about the victims, including genders or ages. The coroner’s office has responded to the scene.

          Local pilots told KTLA the plane had stopped at the airport to refuel.

It was not immediately known what caused the crash, but one witness told KTLA that issues were evident during takeoff.

          A witness, Dorothe Voll saw the aircraft hit a fence and flip over before smoke started pouring out. People immediately ran over with the extinguishers to try and put out the flames before firefighters arrived minutes later.

          The charred wreckage was visible in a brushy area just off an airport runway, Sky5 aerial video showed. Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, confirmed the plane was destroyed in the crash.

          He said the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash, online reports said.

Eastvale Girl Graces New Girl Scout Packaging

            Sunday marks the official start of Girl Scout cookie sale season, and a familiar face will be featured on the newly redesigned packaging.

            Girl Scout Anneliese Brasher, of Eastvale, will be featured on the newly redesigned 2020 packaging for the Caramel Chocolate Chip variety, which debuted as a new gluten-free flavor last year.

          Now a fifth grader, Brasher, 10, has been involved with the Girl Scouts since kindergarten.  She says that her six years of Girl Scouts has helped her to become more confident, outgoing, and fearless. “My Girl Scout sisters always encourage me if I am scared to try something new,” she said.  

          Her chance to appear on the group’s famous cookie boxes came in 2018, when the Girl Scouts ran a contest for the honor. Brasher submitted an application with the simple goal of earning a limited edition patch, answering essay questions about her cookie-selling techniques, goals, and accomplishments within the organization.

            Her primary technique, Brasher said, was to anticipate all the ways a customer could say no, and have a response ready.  Short on cash? “I take credit cards, debit cards, and Venmo,” she said.  Still sticking to your New Year’s diet resolutions?  “It you can’t eat them, treat them!” Brasher said, “we accept donations,” noting that she personally delivers her cookie donations to the local fire department.

In May of 2018, Brasher was notified that she had won the cookie-box contest, selected as the sole Brownie Girl Scout “Cookie Pro” in an organization of 2.5 million – she was sworn to secrecy until the nation-wide debut of the new packaging this year. 

            Her victory included a trip to New York City, where she was able to meet with female business leaders, designers of the new cookie packaging, and Girl Scout CEO, Sylvia Acevedo.

            During the trip, Brasher also participated in a photo shoot for the contest, the results of which are now featured on this season’s boxes of Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies as a part of the packaging redesign that was eight years in the making.

            The refreshed Girl Scout cookie packaging continues to emphasize what the cookie program is all about.  The updated images feature actual Girl Scouts like Brasher, and every package showcases girls participating in a diverse range of leadership experiences from exploring science, designing robots, to adventure-packed camping and canoeing.

            The Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies and other varieties of Girl Scout cookies are on sale beginning January 26, and as always, will only be available for a limited time with sales ending in mid-March. 

            Brasher hopes that her appearance on the box will inspire more girls to join the scouting organization.  “Girl Scouts has given me the opportunity to do things that I never thought I’d get to do – like archery, surfing, indoor skydiving, and or being on a cookie package!  I hope other girls see that they can do anything they dream of too!”

Here We Grow Again

Construction on February 10 – February 24, 2020: Delays

Post Date:02/05/2020 1:18 PM

AAA Contractors will perform construction activities at westbound Schleisman Road between Harrison Avenue and Archibald Avenue. Please be advised that traffic delays are to be expected.

Location: Schleisman Road between Harrison Avenue and Archibald Avenue

Duration: February 10- February 24, 2020

Time: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Traffic Impacts & Advisories During Construction:

• Intermittent lane closures on westbound Schleisman Road between Harrison Avenue and Archibald Avenue with at least one lane open at all times.

• Noise levels will be monitored to ensure work performed is within the necessary compliance levels.

• Please obey all posted construction signs, drive safely and do not enter the construction work zone.

• For known delays in traffic, plan accordingly by taking alternate routes and allowing more time for travel.

For additional information, contact the City of Eastvale Public Works Department at 951.703.4470. We appreciate your patience and cooperation through this inconvenience.

Note: Construction schedules are subject to change for various reasons including but not limited to: weather conditions, unforeseen emergencies and other acts of nature.

Eastvale News Complete Print Edition- February 2020

The City of Eastvale News covers local news for Eastvale, Norco, Corona, Jurupa Valley, Mira Loma, Chino, Chino Hills and more. Click the following link to access the complete issue in pdf format:

Here We Grow Again

Staff Reports

Eastvale – Eastvale continues to grow with ground breakings and road changes.  Below is a recap of how Eastvale has grown in the last month.   

This week, a reminder was announced to be aware of paving activities that are expected to take place westbound on Schleisman Road between Harrison Avenue and Archibald Avenue. The construction will be conducted from Jan. 20 to Feb. 3, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Intermittent lane closures will take place westbound Schleisman Road with at least one lane open at all times. Noise levels will also be monitored to ensure work performed is within the necessary compliance levels.

Traffic delays are to be expected so please plan accordingly by taking alternate routes and allowing more time for travel. An advisory was also issued to obey all posted construction signs, drive safely and do not enter the construction work zone.

However, the City of Eastvale stated that construction schedules are subject to change for various reasons including but not limited to: weather conditions, unforeseen emergencies and other acts of nature.

Construction occurred several times in Eastvale during the month of January.  On Wednesday, January 8, the traffic signal at Citrus St. and Granja Vista Del Rio Dr. was modified.  These revisions took place in an effort to improve traffic flow and enhance safety for drivers and pedestrians. The City of Eastvale announced that the revisions included the following:

  • A dedicated right turn lane with a green arrow when driving out of the Eleanor Roosevelt High School (ERHS) parking lot.
  • A longer protected green light, allowing drivers to make secured left turns into ERHS from Citrus St.
  • Eliminated the ability to enter the high school through the Estancia neighborhood on Granja Vista Del Rio Dr.
  • The crosswalk across Citrus St. on the west side of the intersection has been removed. Pedestrians can only access the crosswalk from the east side of the intersection on Granja Vista Del Rio Dr.

The City of Eastvale encourages commuters to drive with caution and be patient as residents become familiar with the new signal.

Another new traffic signal was installed at Scholar Way and 68th Street on Jan. 1. This signal includes a flashing yellow arrow to assist with left turns.

The City of Eastvale issued an announcement to remember the following rules when approaching the signal:

  • Solid Red: Drivers may not turn
  • Solid Yellow: Drivers are cautioned, the light is about to change, drivers must prepare to stop or complete the left turn
  • Flashing Yellow: Drivers may turn but must yield to pedestrians and oncoming traffic
  • Solid Green: Drivers may turn.

For additional information regarding traffic signals, contact the City of Eastvale Public Works Department at 951.703.4470.

In addition, on Dec. 12, the City of Eastvale announced that Sprouts Farmers Market has recently broken ground in Eastvale. This grocery store sells fresh, natural and organic products at affordable prices. Sprouts will be located at the future Merge Retail Center, on the northeast corner of Archibald Avenue and Limonite Avenue and is expected to open in the summer of 2020.  Also joining the Merge Retail Center are Dog Haus Biergarten, Pure Barre, and more!

Lastly, on Dec. 12, a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place at Staples, in celebration of their new Spotlight Space. This new space was created for workshops, seminars, meetings, and anything that promotes collaboration and learning.  Staples is located in The Eastvale Gateway Center located at 12495 Limonite Ave, Eastvale, CA 91752.

Courtesy: City of Eastvale
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place at Staples, in celebration of their new Spotlight Space.

Crime Recap December

Staff Reports

Inland Empire – Last month, several crime incidents took place in Eastvale and Norco.  The incidents are listed below, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. 

INCIDENT: Mail Theft / Arrest

WHEN: December 27, 2019  

WHERE: 5th Street and Hillside Avenue, Norco

Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff
Tony Basenback Jr.

On December 27, at about11:27 AM deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Norco Station, responded to the area of 5th Street near the intersection with Hillside Avenue to investigate a report of a man and woman stealing mail from residential mailboxes in the area. Deputies were able to contact the suspects and identify them as Marlene Cambara, a 39-year-old, Hispanic female, who is resident in the Corona area; and, Tony Basenback Jr., a 24-year-old, White male adult, who is resident in the Riverside area. Witnesses identified both suspects as the persons spotted stealing mail in the area.

Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff
Marlene Cambara

Both suspects were arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention center for charges related to the theft. Both suspects are being held on $10,000 bail.  Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy S. Lycopolus at 951-270-5673.

INCIDENT: DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint

WHEN: December 21, 2019  

WHERE: Undisclosed location within the city of Eastvale

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Jurupa Valley Station conducted a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on December 21. The checkpoint was on Limonite Avenue and Cloverdale Marketplace, in Eastvale between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. During the checkpoint operation a total of 866 vehicles were screened resulting in the following:

  • 1 – Driver was arrested for driving under the influence
  • 14 – Drivers were cited / arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended / revoked license.
  • 6 vehicles towed

DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Last year deputies from the Jurupa Valley Station (Eastvale) investigated 9 DUI collisions which claimed 1 life and resulted in another 6 injuries.

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.

Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

INCIDENT: Major Injury Traffic Collision

WHEN: December 16, 2019  

WHERE: Archibald Avenue cross of Baron Road, Eastvale 

On December 16, at about 5:23 AM, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Station responded to a report of a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian in Eastvale.

Upon arrival, deputies located a male adult with major injuries. The male was transported to a local hospital for his injuries.  The driver of the vehicle was uninjured and stayed on scene for the investigation. The Jurupa Valley Station’s Traffic Reconstruction Team is conducting a full investigation to determine the cause of the collision.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Medina at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600.  Persons who wish to report criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous can call crime stoppers at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or 800-47-DRUGS (800-473-7847).  You can also leave anonymous information at www.riversidesheriff.org/tipline or www.wetip.com.         

INCIDENT: Forgery / Arrest

WHEN: December 9, 2019

WHERE: 2400 block of River Road, Norco

On December 9, 2019, about 10:12 PM, deputies from the Riverside Sheriff’s Department Norco station responded to a business located in the City of Norco to investigate a report of a forgery. The investigation revealed video showing suspect, 30-year-old Giana Bruneio, resident of the city of Pomona, enter the business. Bruneio attempted to use a fraudulently altered Coinstar receipt to receive more cash than the receipt was worth. The video also revealed she arrived in a vehicle with an accomplice.

Members of the Norco Special Enforcement Team responded to Bruneio’s home of record in the city of Pomona where they ultimately identified her accomplice as suspect, 26-year-old Wesley Wooten, a resident of Pomona. Evidence of the crime[s] was collected at the suspects residence. Both suspects were arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for charges related to the fraud. Bruneio’s bail was set at $20, 000. Wooten’s bail was set at $50,000.

INCIDENT: Assault Causing Great Bodily Injury/Elder Abuse-Arrest

WHEN: December 6, 2019

WHERE: 1700 Block of Hillside Avenue, Norco

On Friday, December 06, 2019, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Norco Station responded to a residence in the 1700 block Hillside, Norco, to investigate a reported assault. The victim reported to have been chocked and battered by a former tenant and acquaintance, who had illegally entered the victim’s residence for the purpose of stealing an automobile belonging to the victim.

Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff
Paul Stephen Otto

The victim positively identified his former tenant, a white male and 27-years of age resident of Norco, Paul Stephen Otto, as the person responsible for the crime of assault causing great bodily injury. Paul Otto fled the scene in an older silver Volvo sedan which was registered to himself. The 83-year-old victim was treated for injuries at the scene. Paul Otto was later seen in front of the Norco Station where an attempt was made to detain him. Paul Otto fled south on Hamner Avenue, at a high rate of speed in the Volvo. Paul Otto evaded deputies and caused a traffic collision at the intersection of Hamner Avenue and First Street. Neither party involved in the traffic collision sustained any injuries.

As a result of the collision, Paul Otto damaged his vehicle deeming it inoperable. The vehicle came to a stop on Hamner Avenue south of First Street. Paul Otto was taken into custody without incident and transported to a nearby hospital for medical clearance prior to booking.

He was medically cleared and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the above listed charges and is being held on $300,000 bail.

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Lycopolus at (951) 270-5673.

Eastvale Coach Arrested

ERHS Athletic Coach, Jose Robles (age 36) was arrested
for having multiple sexual relationships with students
as young as 14.

By Michael Armijo

Eastvale – An Eastvale coach was arrested for multiple sexual counts involving current and former students last week.

Joe Robles Jr, an athletic coach at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, was arrested at his home last Saturday in Ontario for a number of crimes which include “sexual assaults against multiple former students,” confirmed Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (RS0) Sgt. Ernie Esquibel. Robles was booked on suspicion of unlawful sex with a minor and rape of a minor under 14 years of age. His bail was set at $1 million.

On September 26, officials from the Corona-Norco Unified School District informed the RSO that a school employee possibly having inappropriate relationships with former students, Sgt. Esquibel confirmed.

An investigation confirmed Robles, 36, had multiple sexual relationships with students who had previously attended the school and was having contact with several current and former students via social media connections, Sgt. Esquibel said.

Investigators are seeking more victims and information. Please call Investigator Patrick at the Jurupa Sheriff’s Station at 951.955.9234 if you have any information regarding the case.

New Additions To Eastvale

Staff Reports

Eastvale – On October 1, the City of Eastvale turned 9-years-old!  Over the last nine years, the city has grown with new businesses opening almost every month. Here is what’s expected to open soon.       

Courtesy: City of Eastvale
The Little Eastern Cafe will be opening this fall at The Station.

On October 2, the City of Eastvale announced that the Little Eastern Café will be opening this fall at The Station.  Little Eastern Café will feature a delicious menu of Taiwanese and Japanese fusion.  The Station is located at Hamner Avenue and Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road in the Goodman Commerce Center.

In addition, Fire Station 31 had an Open House on October 12 in honor of National Fire Prevention Week.  The event took place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Fire Station 31, located at 14491 Chandler Street in Eastvale.  The open house included a static display, fire station tours and demonstrations for all ages.

Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9 in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage, according to the City of Eastvale. 

“In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy,” states the City. “Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time every October during Fire Prevention Week to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.”

Another big project we have all been waiting to be completed is the I-15 Limonite Avenue Interchange Project. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place on November 14, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the Park & Ride located at 12105 Limonite Avenue, Jurupa Valley.

The City of Eastvale and City of Jurupa Valley will be celebrating the new Limonite Avenue bridge that connects our two cities.  The new design will feature a new 8-lane overcrossing; 3-through lanes in each direction plus 2 turn lanes; widening of the off-ramps from two to four lanes; the addition of two new loop on-ramps; and widening of Limonite to four lanes in each direction between Hamner Avenue and Wineville Avenue.

To RSVP for I-15 Limonite Avenue Interchange Project ribbon cutting ceremony, please email trollings@jurupavalley.org or call 951.332.6464. 

Halloween Events

Check out the list below for a variety of Halloween events that you and your family can enjoy in the surrounding areas!

Trunk or Treat

When: Wednesday, October 23 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  

Where: Sky Country Elementary, 5520 Lucretia Ave in Mira Loma

Details: Trunk or treat will begin promptly at 4 pm. and will conclude at 5:45 p.m. Come dressed to impress! Costume contest will take place at 5:45 p.m. No masks or weapons please. Fun free activities include bounce houses, craft tables, cakewalk, costume contest, decorated trunk contest.  Concessions will be for sale.

Host: Sky Country Elementary School

Trunk or Treat Carnival

When: Wednesday, October 23 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Granite Hill Elementary School, 9371 Granite Hill Dr. in Riverside

Details: Students are encouraged to wear costumes to participate in the parade. 

Cost: Admission is $1 per person. Additional tickets are needed to purchase food and play games at different booths. Ticket cost is $0.25 each during event

Host: Granite Hill Elementary School

Harvest Festival 2019

When: Friday, October 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Norco College, 2001 3rd St in Norco

Details: Free activities: face painting, pumpkin launching, carnival games, trick-or-treating, photo booths, pumpkin decorating, dance performances, live music and more

Cost: Admission is FREE

Host: Norco College

Trunk or Treat

When: Friday, October 25 at 6 p.m.

Where: Riverview Elementary, 4600 Pedley Ave. in Norco

Details: Games and food for all ages and families

Host: Riverview Elementary School

Spooktacular

When: Saturday, October 26 from 5 p.m to 9 p.m.

Where: Agate Park, 8623 Jurupa Rd. in Jurupa Valley

Details: Bring your family to enjoy a night of carnival style games.  The annual Spooktacular includes jumpers, music, game booths, FREE costume contest, train rides and new Trick or Treat Stations. Free Costume Contest for All Ages begins at 6:30 p.m. sharp!

Price: $5.00/wristbands for unlimited games, jumpers, trick or treat stations, and train rides, while supplies last.  (Excludes food vendors)

More info: www.jarpd.org

Harvest Festival

When: Saturday, October 26 at 5 p.m.

Where: Inland Vineyard Church, 935 McKinley St., Corona

Details: Photo ops, food, raffles, inflatables, trunk-n-treat, youth zone

Host: Inland Vineyard Church

Fall Festival

When: Sunday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Inland Regional Center, off Main Street in Riverside

Details: Food, entertainment, resource and vendor booths, games, prizes and more. 

Price: Free entry

Host: Pathway Inc.

More info: community@inlandrc.org

Halloween Open House

When: Tuesday, October 29 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Arlington Heights Sports Park, 9401 Cleveland Ave in Riverside  

Details: Halloween themed games, Disney theme characters, costume parade (4:30 p.m.), trunk or treat (5 p.m.), opportunity drawing photo backdrop, fire truck tour, bubble artist, face painting, potluck, crafts

Host: Mom’s Club Riverside West

More info: momsclub.riversidewest@gmail.com

Bright Night

When: Thursday, October 31 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Orchard Park, 5900 E. Festival Way Eastvale

Details: Music, food, game trailer, jumpers, free candy.

Host: Calvary Chapel Eastvale

More info: calvaryeastvale.org 

Crime Recap

Staff Reports

Inland Empire – Over the last month, several crime incidents took place in Eastvale and Norco.  See the list below of crime in the last month, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

INCIDENT: Sexual Assault of a Minor

WHEN: September 18, 2019

WHERE: 13000 block of Coldwater Court, Eastvale  

On September 18, a School Resource Officer and Administrators at Centennial High School located in the City of Corona were notified of a sexual assault involving a 16-year-old female student. Based on preliminary information, the assault appeared to have occurred within the city limits of Eastvale. Deputies assigned to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to the high school and contacted the victim. Due to the nature of this incident, investigators from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station assumed the investigation.

Jay Myungbae Kim
Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept

The investigation revealed on September 18, Jay Myungbae Kim, 23-year-old resident of Eastvale, communicated with the victim using a social media application. Kim drove a white 2017 Honda Accord, license plate #7UZV740, to the area of Rimpau Avenue and Olympic Drive, located in the City of Corona and picked up the victim after school. Kim drove to his residence, located in the 13000 block of Coldwater Court, Eastvale. While at his residence, Kim sexually assaulted the victim. After the assault, Kim drove the victim back to Centennial High School and dropped her off.

On September 25, investigators conducted an undercover operation and located Kim near Centennial High School. A search warrant was served at Kim’s residence and he was ultimately booked into the Riverside County Jail for sexual assault related charges and his bail was set at $500,000.00.        

Based on this investigation, it is believed Kim might have communicated with other underage females via social media applications. This investigation is still active and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department asks anyone with information pertaining to this investigation to contact Investigator Medina at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 955-0952.  

INCIDENT: Residential Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Identity Theft, Felon in Possession of a Firearm

WHEN: September 16, 2019

WHERE: 1900 block of Norco Dr., Norco

On Monday, September 16, around 3:08 pm, deputies responded to the 1900 block of Norco Dr., Norco, in reference to a residential burglary investigation. The residents arrived home and reported that the residence had been forced into and several items were taken. Surveillance video was captured of the suspects as they left the residence. The Norco Special Enforcement Team took over the investigation.

Deputies learned that the suspects had utilized several credit cards belonging to the victim in the city of Fontana. After reviewing surveillance video, deputies followed up with suspect leads that led them to a residence located in the 2300 block of Orange St., Riverside.

A search warrant was obtained for the residence and on Thursday, September 19, 2019, deputies served the search warrant. Three suspects were arrested and during a search, deputies located the victims’ stolen property from the burglary and an altered sawed off shotgun.

The following suspects were arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center:

Justin Sorg, a 35-year-old male resident of Riverside, Leopoldo Lopez, a 30-year-old male resident of Riverside, and Raelynn Kruse, a 40-year-old female resident of Riverside.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, you are encouraged to contact Deputy Kehrier at (951) 270-5673 at the Norco Sheriff’s Station. 

INCIDENT: Child Pornography/Illegal Marijuana Grow 

WHEN: September 12, 2019

WHERE: 7000 Block of Canterwood Court, Eastvale

Bryan James Green
Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept

On Thursday, September 12, about 7 AM, members of the Riverside County SAFE/ICAC Task Force (Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement/Internet Crimes Against Children) and members of the Region-7 Gang Task Force conducted a joint operation regarding the service of a search warrant at a residence in the 7000 Block of Canterwood Court in the City of Eastvale. The search warrant stemmed from a lengthy investigation regarding the on-line sexual exploitation of children. Task force officers contacted the single occupant and renter inside the residence. He was identified as 45-year-old Eastvale resident, Bryan James Green. Task force officers determined Green was in possession of child sexual abuse images. Task force officers also discovered an indoor illegal marijuana grow operation with approximately 400 plants in various stages of growth. The plants have an estimated street value of $80,000. Task force officers also discovered electricity was being illegally bypassed with an estimated utility theft of $ 120,000. Members of the Eastvale Community Enhancement Safety Team (CEST) were also summoned to assist in the investigation.  

Green was later booked in custody at the Robert Presley Detention Center and booked into custody for the following charges:

  • Possession of child pornography
  • Possession of an illegal marijuana grow
  • Felony theft of utilities

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Investigator Rich Boyd with the SAFE/ICAC Task Force at (951) 955-5486 or Corporal James Herington with the Region-7 Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2460.

INCIDENT: Theft of a Community Mailbox 

WHEN: September 5, 2019

WHERE: Emmerdale Street and Kensington Court, Eastvale 

David Avila
Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept

On Thursday, September 5, a deputy assigned to the Eastvale Police Department responded to Emmerdale Street and Kensington Court, in the City of Eastvale regarding a theft of a community mailbox. The suspects involved in this theft removed the entire community mailbox from the ground and fled the location. A citizen within the Eastvale community provided video surveillance, which captured images of the suspects and the vehicle used during the commission of this crime. 

Investigators assigned to the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station and deputies assigned to the Eastvale Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team assumed the investigation. On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, a search warrant was written for a residence and a vehicle located in the 5800 block of Hamner Avenue, Eastvale, also known as Swan Lake. Several pieces of stolen mail and other items linking the suspects to the theft were located during the service of this search warrant.

Nadia Gomez-Nunez
Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept

Nadia Gomez-Nunez, 41-years-old, and David Avila, 31-years-old, both residents of Eastvale, were ultimately arrested for grand theft, conspiracy, mail theft and other applicable charges.

There are times when homeowners are not aware their mail has been stolen. The Eastvale Police Department encourages homeowners to visit the United States Postal Service website at www.USPS.com and enroll in the United States Postal Service’s Informed Delivery in an effort to protect their mail.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, you are encouraged to contact Investigator Medina at (951) 955-2600 at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station. 

INCIDENT: Shooting Investigation

WHEN: August 27, 2019

WHERE: 6500 block of Gladiola Street, Eastvale

On August 27, at 11:25 a.m. Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the city of Eastvale responded to a report of a shooting near the 6500 block of Gladiola Street in the city Eastvale. Several reporting parties called to report the shooting and that two males were hiding in a front yard. Deputies responded and the suspects fled on foot into several backyards. A Riverside County Sheriff’s police service dog was utilized to find the suspects who were taken into custody. Numerous items of stolen property were recovered in area of the suspects to include a handgun. Deputies investigating the scene located several vehicles that were struck by gunfire and numerous spent shell casings were recovered in the street, sidewalks and yards.

At this point in the investigation, there are no outstanding victims or suspects and there is no threat to the public.

Bryce Anthony McDonald
Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept

Bryce Anthony Mcdonald, a Black male adult, 18 years old, a resident of Corona, was arrested at the scene for possession of stolen property, obstructing a peace officer and burglary.

The 15-year-old black male, resident of Corona, was booked into Juvenile Hall

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy C. Johnson at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 955-2600.

New Additions to the City of Eastvale

Staff Reports

Eastvale – On October 1, the City of Eastvale turned 9-years-old!  Over the last nine years, the city has grown with new businesses opening almost every month. Here is what’s expected to open soon.            

On October 2, the City of Eastvale announced that the Little Eastern Café will be opening this fall at The Station.  Little Eastern Café will feature a delicious menu of Taiwanese and Japanese fusion.  The Station is located at Hamner Avenue and Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road in the Goodman Commerce Center.

In addition, Fire Station 31 is having an Open House on October 12 in honor of National Fire Prevention Week.  The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Fire Station 31, located at 14491 Chandler Street in Eastvale.  The open house will include a static display, fire station tours and demonstrations for all ages.

Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9 in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage, according to the City of Eastvale. 

“In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy,” states the City. “Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time every October during Fire Prevention Week to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.”

Another big project we have all been waiting to be completed is the I-15 Limonite Avenue Interchange Project. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place on November 14, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the Park & Ride located at 12105 Limonite Avenue, Jurupa Valley.

The City of Eastvale and City of Jurupa Valley will be celebrating the new Limonite Avenue bridge that connects our two cities.  The new design will feature a new 8-lane overcrossing; 3-through lanes in each direction plus 2 turn lanes; widening of the off-ramps from two to four lanes; the addition of two new loop on-ramps; and widening of Limonite to four lanes in each direction between Hamner Avenue and Wineville Avenue.

To RSVP for I-15 Limonite Avenue Interchange Project ribbon cutting ceremony, please email trollings@jurupavalley.org or call 951.332.6464. 

DUI Checkpoint Results

Staff Reports

Eastvale/Norco – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department conducted two DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints recently, one in Eastvale and one in Norco.

The Eastvale checkpoint started on Friday, August 30 at 7 p.m. and ended on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 3 a.m.  The checkpoint took place at Schleisman Road and Archibald Avenue.  There were a total of 2,500 vehicles screened. The results included one DUI arrest, 25 Field Sobriety tests conducted, and 18 drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked. 

The Norco checkpoint started on Friday, August 16 at 8 p.m. and ended on Saturday, August 17 at 3 a.m.  The checkpoint took place at Hamner Avenue and Alhambra Street.  There were a total of 961 vehicles screened. The results included one DUI arrest, 10 Field Sobriety tests conducted, and 8 drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked. 

DUI Checkpoints are usually placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Funding for DUI enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds drivers to avoid getting behind the wheel after drinking or using drugs that affect your ability to drive safely. Driving while impaired is illegal, whether it is alcohol, prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications or marijuana. 

In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The Norco Sheriff’s Station reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.”  If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500, according to the Sheriff’s Department. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.

 “There are so many ways to get home safely without driving,” said Jurupa Valley Station’s Eastvale Traffic, Sergeant Gutierrez. “Driving while drunk or high is dangerous, irresponsible and causes too many senseless tragedies. We hope that drivers get the message that driving impaired will never be tolerated.”

The Norco Sheriff’s Station issued a statement with these tips to ensure you have a safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI

  • Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation – to get home.
  • See someone who is clearly impaired try and drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.
  • Report drunk drivers – Call 911.
  • Hosting a party? Offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who is drinking and how they are getting home.