Category Archives: Eastvale

Sell Your Casa With Gil Rivera

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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 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 It’s important to know all aspects of your business.  For Gil Rivera from, 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 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. 

Give Grace

By Melody Kraemer

The other day I went out to pick up something, and the person didn’t have it out for me. Now it wasn’t just next door; it wasn’t down the street. It was across town. I had packed up my kids and taken them over there, and I was not happy to find out it wasn’t left out for me and the person was not home.

I was a little upset that I had wasted my time, especially since we had agreed on a pickup time.

I drove away thinking I was not returning and how rude this person could be.

I didn’t care about the item anymore. All I thought why how inconsiderate this person was.

I was halfway home when a text said, “I’m so sorry, my day has been crazy, and I just got home. It’s out now; come whenever you want.”

I didn’t want to go back. I was upset that someone had wasted my time. I was upset that this person didn’t do what we agreed on.

At that moment, I felt my heart was being cold. I told myself I’m far from perfect, I forget things, and I live in a crazy world.

What if the shoe was on the other foot? I would want understanding and grace. The word grace kept flowing through my mind.

I turned around and went back to pick it up. It was a heated blanket for my boy; his had broken.

I handed it to him, and he hugged it all the way home with a smile. He plugged it in when we got home, and I had one happy autistic boy.

All it takes at times is to calm our thoughts and give grace because, when we do, the outcome will bless us.

Psalm 103:8 NIV

8 The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.

Melody Kraemer is the Editor and Publisher of Follow her on Instagram @lifewithmelody_k. Tik Tok @lifewithmelodyk and es. For more information or general encouragement, feel free to email her at:

Crime Recap

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 Eastvale – In the last month, several crimes took place in the City of Eastvale, Norco, and Jurupa Valley. The information listed below is courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Incident: Homicide

Date: May 9, 2023
Location: Norco
Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department; Pictured is Jennifer Johanna Allen

Details: On May 9, 2023, at 3:30 pm, deputies from the Norco Station responded to a report of a juvenile medical aid at the 100 block of 8th Street in Norco. When deputies arrived, they found a female 17-month old juvenile not breathing. Life saving measures were conducted by deputies and Cal-Fire but the juvenile was unresponsive and was pronounced deceased. Investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station responded and believed the death to be suspicious. The Central Homicide Unit was contacted and responded to assume the investigation. The victim’s mother, Jennifer Johanna Allen, a 32-year old female from Norco, was later arrested for murder. During the course of the investigation, evidence was obtained showing fentanyl played a role in the juvenile’s death. This is an active investigation and anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Adams of the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955–2777.

Incident: Illegal Marijuana Dispensary

Date: May 4, 2023

Location: Jurupa Valley

Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

Details: On Thursday, May 4, 2023, at 5:30 p.m., deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Special Enforcement Team (SET) responded to the 1700 block of Production Circle regarding a disturbance. Upon deputies’ arrival, numerous subjects attempted to flee, but several were detained. Jurupa Valley SET deputies located evidence of an illegal/unlicensed marijuana dispensary and secured the location. Jurupa Valley SET deputies obtained a search warrant for the property and requested assistance from the Riverside Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET).

During the service of the search warrant, deputies located approximately 115 pounds of processed marijuana, 10 pounds of psilocybin mushrooms, 100 pounds of marijuana concentrate, 2,400 marijuana vapes, and 1,200 edible marijuana items. The estimated value of the seized items was determined to be over $1,000,000.

The investigation is ongoing, and the Jurupa Valley Station SET is asking anyone with additional information on this case to contact Deputy Butler at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 955–2600.

Incident: Retail Theft Investigation

Date: April 30, 2023

Location: Eastvale

Details: On April 30, 2023, at 1:33 p.m., deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a business in the 12000 block of Limonite Avenue, in Eastvale, reference a theft. Witnesses reported four black females, in their 20’s, entered the business, filled bags with miscellaneous merchandise such as purses and clothing before attempting to leave the location. Prior to the suspects exiting the business, a bystander attempted to prevent them from leaving, and a physical altercation occurred. Prior to deputies arrival, the suspects fled the location with an estimated $1500 of stolen property.

Deputies from the Eastvale Special Enforcement Team are investigating the incident. Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy Linzey at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600.

Incident: Major Injury Traffic Collision

Date: April 29, 2023

Location: Eastvale

Details: On April 29, 2023, about 1:02 PM, deputies responded to the area of Archibald Avenue and Fairchild Drive, in the city of Eastvale, regarding a single-vehicle roll over traffic collision with the driver trapped inside the overturned vehicle. After removing the driver from the vehicle, he was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment.

The Jurupa Valley Station Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact Deputy Corlew of the Jurupa Valley Station, at (951) 955-2600.

Incident: Driving Under the Influence Traffic Collision

Date: April 29, 2023

Location: Jurupa Valley

Details: On April 29, 2023, about 5:27 PM, deputies responded to the 9900 block of Limonite Avenue, in the city of Jurupa Valley, regarding a minor injury traffic collision. Two of the parties from one vehicle sustained minor injuries. The first victim a 43-year-old female and her 13-year-old male passenger were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

During the investigation it was determined the second party had consumed alcohol prior to the collision. The suspect 45-year-old, Rafael De La Torre Jr., also a resident of Jurupa Valley was taken into custody and taken to a local hospital for treatment and subsequently booked into Robert Presley Detention Center for 23153 (a) CVC driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in injury.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Medina at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600. 

Incident: Death Investigation

Date: April 22, 2023

Location: Norco

Details: On Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 2:57 p.m., deputies assigned to the Jurupa Valley Station responded to a parking lot located in the 3500 block of Hamner Avenue, Norco, to check on the welfare of a male who was seated in a Dodge van. When deputies arrived, they found a 58-year-old male seated in the vehicle and was unresponsive. Deputies entered the vehicle and determined he was deceased.

Investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station responded and assumed the investigation. During a search of the vehicle, investigators found a suicide note and a revolver. The decedent appeared to have suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator Ko from the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

Eastvale Recognitions

Courtesy: City of Eastvale; Rosa Parks Elementary School Teacher, Michelle Torres was recognized for her heroic actions of saving the life of one of her students.

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Eastvale – Several people in local schools and programs were recently recognized in the City of Eastvale.

At the last City Council meeting, Rosa Parks Elementary School Teacher, Michelle Torres, was recognized for her heroic actions of saving the life of one of her students. In class, her student accidentally swallowed a water bottle cap when trying to drink his water, and she conducted the Heimlich maneuver several times to save his life. “Thank you Ms. Torres for your heroism and being a positive example for your students and the Eastvale Community!” stated the City.

Participants of Eastvale’s Volunteer Program were also recognized at our most recent Public Safety Commission Meeting. “It was wonderful to meet the community members serving our city!” stated a City news release. “The great part about the Volunteer Program is that it encourages volunteers to serve in the capacity that they’d like. Some prefer monitoring streets and shopping centers while others prefer volunteering at an event. Wherever you’d like to serve is where we’d love to have you!”

If you’d be interested in learning more about the Eastvale Volunteer program, visit…/communit…/volunteer-program.

Lastly, the Eastvale Planning Division recently won an Award of Merit from the Inland Empire Section of the American Planning Association for their Eastvale Civic Center and Downtown Plan. The Planning Division team has shown dedication and passion for the future civic center and downtown area.

Recently, they even welcomed 17 community members to City Hall to kick off a Civic Center and Downtown Community Advisory Committee. The committee is made up of volunteers who share ideas and perspectives regarding the design of the future downtown and civic center. “Feedback provided at these meetings will be heard and considered by the City Council as they make decisions,” stated the City. “Key words mentioned by the committee included clean, safe, growth, community, diversity, economic hub, and multi-functional. A big thank you to our residents for dedicating their time to this monumental project!”

Thefts at Eastvale Businesses

Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

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Eastvale – Several thefts have taken place at nearby Eastvale businesses. However, the Eastvale Special Enforcement Team (SET) has done a great job investigating these incidents and arresting suspects.

In late 2022, Eastvale SET deputies began investigating a grand theft from a business located in the 12000 block of Limonite Avenue of Eastvale.

The suspect “walked into the store and grabbed as many items as she could and left the store with approximately $1,000 worth of product without paying,” stated a Riverside County Sheriff’s news release. For several months, “SET deputies tracked retail thefts and identified the unknown suspect to commit several grand thefts throughout the Inland Empire.”

SET deputies later identified the suspect as Gardenia Herrera, 31-year-old resident of Perris, and arrested her on March 5, 2023. Herrera was subsequently convicted and is serving a 4-year sentence.

Eastvale SET deputies continued this investigation working with local agencies and retail loss prevention members. They discovered several suspects linked to organized retail thefts throughout the Inland Empire. One of those suspects was Veronica Damian Estrada, a 39-year-old resident of Moreno Valley. Eastvale SET deputies arrested Estrada on April 26 in Moreno Valley.

Upon arrest, deputies located “several thousand dollars worth of stolen items in her vehicle,” stated a news release. “Deputies served a search warrant at Estrada’s residence and located thousands of stolen retail items estimated at $40,000 dollars in retail value. Estrada was subsequently booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for several felony charges related to organized retail theft.”

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind the community that “Community Policing” involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. Business owners and residents are encouraged to report criminal activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff’s Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency. Criminal activity can also be reported through the We-Tip Crime Reporting Hotline, (909) 987-5005.

A Mom’s Kiss

By Pastor Dennis Morales

“I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.” 1 Timothy 1:5

When the great painter Benjamin West was a young boy, he decided to draw a picture of his sister. He got out bottles of ink and succeeded in making a mess. When his mother got home, she said, “What a beautiful picture,” and kissed him. Later in life he said, “That kiss made me a painter.”

Paul writes to his protégé, Timothy, encouraging him as a pastor and faith leader. In doing so, he acknowledges the influence of his grandmother and mother upon his faith. I love how Paul speaks of “sincere faith.” The greatest and lasting influence of Timothy’s mom and grandmother was their sincere faith. It wasn’t forced, it wasn’t showy, it was pure. Timothy saw faith through their hardships, and even through the supposed unbelief of his father. Timothy saw it was real because his mom and grandmother knew Jesus was alive and real in their lives.

If, as a mom, you are feeling underwhelmed with how you have been handling your role, or feeling as if you’re not making a difference, remember your kids are being shaped by the Lord. So, keep praying for them and never give up praying. My mom never stopped praying for me, despite my fierce rebellion, and I am eternally grateful for her diligence. Moms don’t underestimate your influence in this world starting with those whom God has put in your care. Your faithfulness to the Lord, strength, courage, and unconditional love all have good and eternal consequences. You have every reason to be confident because God is using you. (Your impact is greater than you may see right now). Your kiss (of sincere faith) has the potential to make soon to be men and women, men and women of great faith. So, Mama-bears assemble! (A little Marvel humor, sorry). Scripture says “her children will rise up and bless her…” (Proverbs 31).

Calvary Chapel meets at Eastvale Elementary School. Sunday service times are 8:30 and 10:30am. Calvary Chapel Eastvale is moving to the Eastvale Community Center starting July 2, 2023. More details to come.

Local Events

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Eastvale – There are several upcoming events coming to Eastvale and the surrounding cities.

The International Food Festival will be held on May 20 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and May 21 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 7447 Scholar Way, Eastvale. Parking and admission are FREE and everyone is welcome to attend.

The food festival will have more than 50 food vendors and 20 craft booths. They’ll have every type of food including burgers, hotdogs, Caribbean food, BBQ, tacos, donuts, kettle corn, soul food, and more. The festival will also have children’s activities, a beer garden, and entertainment. On May 20, an Armed Forces Tribute will take place at 5:30 p.m. The ceremony will include a special military plane flyover and tribute by a guest U.S. Military Veteran. “We are proud to support our Armed Forces and encourage attendees to join us at this special tribute,” stated the City. “A very special thank you also goes to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Explorers and Eastvale Boy Scout Troop 251 for their help with the ceremony.”

Another event coming up is the Koroneburg Renaissance Festival in Corona. This annual festival will take place for 5 weekends, starting May 27th. The festival will be held at 14600 Baron Drive in Corona and will have a theme with different discounts each weekend. For more information, read the article on page 1 or visit Also check out their ad on page 7 for a $5 off coupon!

An additional event that we have been waiting for is the Mulch & Compost Giveaway. This event has been postponed twice due to unforeseen circumstances, but it is now expected to take place on Saturday, June 3 at 13200 Citrus Street. Eastvale residents can visit from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. to receive FREE mulch and compost. Residents are asked to bring shovels and bags as those will not be provided and asked to keep in mind of the ½ yard limit.

One more festival coming up is the EATSvale Food Truck Festival on Friday, June 9 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. This will take place at the New Day Christian Church parking lot, located at 7155 Hamner Avenue in Eastvale. Each EATSvale festival usually has food trucks, food booths, craft-retail booths, live music performances, a mini-beer garden, and children’s activities.

If you’re looking for a great time with good people, the Riverside Christian Alliance Church is having FREE Boba and lunch after their Father’s Day service on June 18. Their service is at 10:30 a.m. then a Bible Study follows at 11:30 a.m. The lunch will begin at 12:15 p.m. Check out their ad on page 8 for more information and to sign up your kids for their summer VBS program.  

Lastly, the City of Eastvale will be partnering with the Eastvale Chamber of Commerce to host their 13th Annual State of the City on Thursday, October 5. This event will take place at 5:30 p.m. at VantagePoint Church, 8500 Archibald Avenue. This year’s theme is “Community, Pride, Prosperity.” These three words are listed at the bottom of the City’s seal. “Those three words represent the foundation of our city, and we’re excited to spend the night focusing on our roots and sharing how we’ll continue to prioritize those values,” stated the City in a news release. After the program, the Taste of Eastvale event will take place and feature the best food in Eastvale.

City of Eastvale News Complete Print Edition – May 2023

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:

No One Could Have Expected It To Happen

By Reverend Wayne Chu

On Friday, March 10, 2023, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) collapsed after a bank run. This was the second-largest bank failure in US history and unfortunately the largest bank failure since 2008. Two days later, Signature Bank followed. Who’s next? Shockingly, it was Credit Suisse, a giant in the investment field. A raging wave of global banking crisis took us off guard and brought back the painful memory of the 2008 financial crisis.

What can we learn from these events in a spiritual sense? First, prosperity does not last forever. Society enjoyed the low-interest rate for a long while, but when inflation collides with us and the interest rate rapidly climbs, we do not prepare well enough, especially banks like SVB. The collapse of the SVB was truly a sad sight. The SVB helped many startups and promoted the growth of technology development. It was considered as “financially sound”. Sure, SVB had issues in keeping the liquidity, but no bank could possibly survive if customers withdraw $42 billion in a single day. We cannot do business without banks and banks operate on trust. SVB was destroyed by the fear of its customers, and this is the second lesson we learned. We are indeed living in a fragile world. Everything we build up can be destroyed in the blink of an eye. God gives us “fear” to avoid danger, but the Enemy can also use it to cripple us. Trust in the loving God who sustains His creation. “Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea” Psalms 46:2 “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Psalm 56:3. In times of financial turmoil, let us trust in our God, for He will restore the order of the world and give us the ultimate sense of security.

Riverside Christian Alliance Church

10:30am Sunday Worship

9640 Jurupa Road, Jurupa Valley CA 92509


Autism Awareness

By Melody Kraemer

As adults, we seek understanding and knowledge of special needs. We teach our children to read, write and spell. We also teach them to be kind, loving and giving. However, we need to start educating all children about disabilities too. We hear of Autism and know some things about it, and somewhere, it seems everyone knows someone with a child on the spectrum. So when you hear Autism, you are familiar with it. But is that familiarity shared with the younger generation? 

 If we teach Awareness that others are different and God created each child special, then I believe we would have fewer stares and pointed fingers. Plus, have people not get scared or worried when an autistic child is around.

They may even stop asking, “What’s wrong with him/her?”

If we teach the kids now to be understanding and loving towards the special needs community, then as they grow older, they become more compassionate with more understanding, maybe more so than their parents were. If we kept this going through the generations, could you imagine the awareness level of Autism? That is something spectacular to think could happen.

Right now, we have to continue to bring awareness about Autism and educate; I dream that one day that all will understand and be aware of Autism, and we no longer have to bring Awareness.

In the meantime, I’m bringing Awareness where I can. 

I am doing the 2023 Autism Acceptance Walk on April 30th. If you want to join my team, here’s my link

Also, please donate if you are inclined to do so with the link above.

John 15:12-13. “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

 Melody Kraemer is the Editor and Publisher of Follow her on Instagram @lifewithmelody_k. Tik Tok @lifewithmelodyk and For more information or general encouragement, feel free to email her at:

Here We Grow

What’s New In Eastvale

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Eastvale – New businesses open, new awards, new contests, and possibly a new zip code! Read more to find out what’s happening in Eastvale!

Photo Courtesy: City of Eastvale

La Bufadora Baja Grill is now officially open, ready for you to taste their fresh food and experience their comfortable atmosphere. La Bufadora has authentic Mexican food, including street tacos, quesadillas, asada fries, ceviche, and cocktails. They are located at 14135 Limonite Avenue, Eastvale, CA 92880.

Eastvale residents are also waiting for the new future Civic Center and Downtown to come to town. As you wait for construction to start, you can share your suggestions on what you think the name of the Civic Center and Downtown should be. Take the short survey to provide your name suggestion and you will be entered into a raffle to win a special Eastvale gift basket. The survey is at and will be available until April 24.

The City also recently received an Award of Excellence from the California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS) for the Marketing and Communication of last year’s International Food Festival. “This is a huge win for our Community Services and Communications teams,” stated the Ctiy. “Congratulations everyone and thank you to CPRS for selecting us!”

In addition, the City will be hosting another photo contest! Community members are encouraged to share a “shot of Eastvale” on their social media, tag the City’s page, and use #ShotofEastvale for a chance to win some special Eastvale merch. Winners will be announced on May 8. The photo contest categories are: 1) Love.Shop.Dine.Eastvale 2) Eastvale Landscape or 3) Faces of Eastvale.

Lastly, on March 29, Mayor Todd Rigby visited Sacramento to provide an in-person testimony regarding Senate Joint Resolution-3 The City of Eastvale: ZIP Code. “SJR-3 was introduced by Senator Roth and coauthored by Assembly Members Sabrina Cervantes and Bill Essayli,” stated the City. “The City of Corona was also kind enough to submit a testimony in support of the resolution. The Mayor’s comments were well received by the committee and the committee unanimously supported the measure! SJR-3 will now be placed on the Senate’s consent calendar. A big thank you to Mayor Rigby, Senator Roth, and Assembly Members Cervantes and Essayli for helping us with this ongoing endeavor!”

Stand In Faith

By Pastor Dennis Morales

“Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.…” 1 Corinthians 16:13

This is the final encouragement to a church from the Apostle Paul. Paul planted the Corinthian church, but the church had issues that needed addressing. The final comments to them is a calling to “stand fast.” This is actually a military term meaning to “hold your position” or “to refuse to be defeated.” There is to be no retreat. Paul is encouraging the Corinthian church to remain strong in the faith because opposition will come. Trials will ensue. Are you going through a time of drought? Are you going through a time of discouragement? Paul says, “stand firm and be brave.” I believe we need to share this encouragement all the more today.

I am reminded how “Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore, he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.” This Scripture says God had brought Daniel into the favor and goodwill of the chief of the eunuchs (Daniel 1:8-9). Under Babylonian rule, Daniel turned his back on the luxuries of the king’s court because eating defiled food would have been a compromise of his faith. God honored Daniel’s stand and he earned the respect of the chief of the eunuchs, because Daniel’s courage impressed him. Daniel stood for God and was strong. He didn’t seek man’s approval, but God’s will. If we allow ourselves to be dissuaded from doing anything unless we have complete approval, it almost assured we will never accomplish anything of value. Instead of being discouraged by opposition, we should take comfort in (God’s faithfulness) and keep on doing what is right.

Whatever you find yourself up against today, remember that “one,” with God, is the majority. “If God is for “you” who can stand against you (Romans 8:31). He sees what you don’t see. Faith is trusting and believing God. God does the impossible (Matthew 19:26).

Calvary Chapel Eastvale meets Sundays 8:30 and 10:30am / @ Eastvale Elementary 13031 Orange St, Eastvale (

Laws Enforced Near School Zones

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Eastvale – Parents have made several complaints to our local sheriff’s department and City regarding unsafe driving in school zones, specifically on Scholar Way. In response to these complaints, the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station conducted traffic enforcement around the schools in the City of Eastvale. On the week of March 20th, deputies also educated the public in traffic laws and overall safety.

On April 13, the Eastvale Traffic Team and School Resource Deputies from Eleanor Roosevelt High School partnered up to remind motorists to use wise judgment when operating a motor vehicle in school zones.

“We understand the frustration of picking up and dropping off your kids,” stated a Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Department news release. “However, the attempts to hurry up the process of dropping off or picking up your kids should not overshadow the need to keep safety and courtesy in mind. The safety of everyone in the school zones is of upmost importance for all those in the area. With your help, we can make the process a safe one and everyone can make it home safely.”

The Sheriff’s Department wanted to remind residents to obey all traffic laws at all times and remember the following:

-Do not speed

-Do not block intersections

-Do not park on the red curbs

-Make a complete stop at all stop signs

-Do not allow your child to get out of your vehicle while in the middle of the street.

“Together, we can keep all children safe.”

New Catalytic Converter Ordinance

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Eastvale – At the last City Council Meeting on April 12, the City Council introduced a Catalytic Converter Unlawful Possession Ordinance.

This ordinance was created to combat the catalytic converter theft that is happening across cities in California. The new ordinance “requires anyone who is not a licensed recycler found in possession of a catalytic converter to provide proof of ownership to law enforcement,” stated a City news release.

“As a City, we are taking a firm stance against crime and catalytic converter theft and want our policies and practices to reflect that,” stated a news release.

“It is important for the City Council to support the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in their fight against catalytic converter theft” said Mayor Todd Rigby. “Providing an additional tool like this helps them combat and prosecute these crimes and I’m glad we’re introducing the ordinance.”

The Catalytic Converter Unlawful Possession Ordinance will officially go into effect May 26, 2023.

Crime Recap

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Eastvale/Norco – In the last month, several crimes took place in the City of Eastvale, Norco, and Jurupa Valley. The information listed below is courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Incident: Possession of a Replica Handgun on a School Campus

Date: April 13, 2023

Location: Jurupa Valley

Details: On Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 11:01 P.M., deputies from the Jurupa Valley Station were dispatched to the report of a possible school violence threat. Deputies were informed there was a photograph posted on social media that showed what appeared to be a student in possession of a firearm on the school campus. Deputies investigated this incident and identified the person in the photograph as a 14-year-old high school student. A search of the student’s residence was conducted. The firearm depicted in the photograph was located and determined to be a replica firearm. The juvenile was arrested and booked into Riverside County Juvenile Hall for possession of a replica firearm on a school campus.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Eddie Gonzalez at 951-955-2600.

Incident: Hate Crime Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Date: March 31, 2023

Location: Norco

Details: On March 31, 2023, at 5:55 P.M., deputies assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of two males fighting in a parking lot in the 3100 block of Hamner Avenue, Norco. Upon arrival, deputies located one of the males, who stated his wife had been struck by the suspect’s vehicle and fled the scene. Further investigation revealed an unidentified white male adult used racial slurs toward the victim and her family. The victim exited her vehicle to address what was being said, at which point the suspect continued to use racial slurs and threatened to assault the victim. The suspect struck the victim with his vehicle, and the victim’s husband exited their vehicle and struck the suspect in defense of his wife. The suspect fled from the area in a silver older model four-door vehicle on Hamner Avenue.

The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries to her lower legs and was treated at the scene by paramedics. Deputies and Investigators are currently interviewing witnesses and reviewing evidence to identify the suspect.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Norco Sheriff Station at (951) 270-5673, or Investigator Ryan Morgan at (951) 955-2600.

Incident: Drug Dealer Arrested

Courtesy: Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Department

Date: March 22, 2023

Location: Eastvale

Details: On March 22, Eastvale patrol deputies and the Eastvale Special Enforcement Team (SET) responded to a call to investigate screams coming from a residence. When they got there, they stumbled on a drug dealer with a firearm. The suspect was arrested and booked. No one was found to be in distress.

“The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office wants to thank the public for their continued support. Remember, if you see something (or in this case, hear something) – say something.”

City of Eastvale News Complete Print Edition – April 2023

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Here We Grow: New to Eastvale

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Eastvale – The City is always providing new updates on new additions to the City and new projects that are expected to be completed. Here is an update on what’s happening in Eastvale and the surrounding areas.

City of Eastvale; Eastvale Storage is now open for business in Eastvale.

Eastvale Storage is now open for business at 14555 Chandler Street. They offer storage units plus 600 and 700 sq. ft. business suites to small business owners. The Eastvale Storage recently shared on social media that they are experienced owner operators, and they take security very seriously. They also have a manager that lives onsite 24/7. In addition, all their units are accessible from the ground floor and there is plenty of parking on the property, which is different than nearby competitors.

Courtesy: City of Eastvale; Heroes Restaurant and Brewhouse is expected to open in early April.

Another business that is almost ready to open is the Heroes Restaurant & Brewhouse. Their sign just went up on their building and “diligent progress is being made inside,” stated the City. They are expected to open in early April so stay tuned for when you can visit them at the Hamner Place shopping center.

Construction is also underway in the surrounding areas of Eastvale. The Hamner Avenue bridge is now officially demolished and construction will now begin on the eastern bridge span of the new Mayor Berwin Hanna Bridge Avenue. The entire project is expected to be completed in winter of 2023/2024 and you will be able to use all 3 lanes when completed. Follow the Hamner Avenue Bridge and Widening project on Facebook for more updates.

Another nearby construction is in the neighboring city of Corona. As of February 22, 2023, there will be a six-month closure along Rincon Street. This closure will allow Army Corps of Engineers to complete the dike construction and new Rincon Street roadway realignment over the new dike. “Access to the Corona Municipal Airport and Butterfield Park will remain throughout the duration of the Rincon Street closure and throughout the project construction,” according to the City. Nearby residents are asked to continue to detour traffic along River Road to Lincoln throughout the Rincon Street Closure. For more information about this closure, you can contact the City of Corona at

Lastly, our Military Banner program is putting up new signs along Archibald Avenue and Hamner Avenue. These banners will honor Eastvale residents and their immediate family members who are active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Banners will be created and installed during May and applications are due on March 31. Visit to learn more about eligibility or email

Downtown Eastvale Breaks Ground

Courtesy: City of Eastvale; The Eastvale City Council at the Downtown Eastvale Groundbreaking Ceremony on March 9th.

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Eastvale – On March 9, the City of Eastvale hosted their official Downtown Eastvale Groundbreaking Ceremony. The City Council, Eastvale Chamber, city officials and city residents gathered together to celebrate.

The City posted on their social media stating, “At the top of the Downtown Eastvale website it says ‘Honoring Yesterday. Embracing Today. Looking Forward to Tomorrow. Thriving Together.’ One day we’ll walk around downtown and marvel at the way it honors our past and represents our future. It will perfectly capture this community. We’re always working, always growing, always thriving together! Thank you to everyone who joined us today for our groundbreaking ceremony!”

Downtown Eastvale is expected to be located between Hamner Avenue, Limonite Avenue, Scholar Way, and 58th Street. It will include commercial office space, civic and public services, a range of residential offerings, as well as recreational and entertainment opportunities.  The design is outlined in four pillars: Pillar 1 Magical Destination, Pillar 2 Energy & Vitality, Pillar 3 Pedestrian Primary, and Pillar 4 Economic Engine.

The City issued a news release in Sept. 2022 stating that the Leal Ranch Property closed escrow and is now owned by The New Home Company. The Leal Ranch Property was renamed to Phase 1 of Downtown Eastvale.

Phase I of Downtown Eastvale will include a “Library, City Hall, Police Station, 3rd Fire Station, amphitheater, up to 495,000 of the 595,000 square feet of retail/commercial space, up to 802 homes, and parks,” according to the City.

In 2022, the City Council “approved a Development Agreement between the City of Eastvale and The New Home Company for a 20-year term,” stated a City news release. “With the development agreement, 495,000 square feet of the retail/commercial space will be City controlled and operated.” Businesses interested in leasing opportunities are asked to email

“The Downtown Eastvale Community desires to build a place that THRIVES in the Inland Empire while maintaining our historic charm,” stated the Downtown Eastvale website. “We are committed to the growth and prosperity of the City of Eastvale. By bringing together a magical destination for our residents and guests, Downtown Eastvale will also serve an economic catalyst for the community by welcoming new businesses and employment opportunities for our community.”

For more information about this project, visit

Crime Recap

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Eastvale/Norco – In the last month, several crimes took place in the City of Eastvale and Norco. The information listed below is courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Incident: (DUI) and Driver’s License Checkpoint

Update: The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, Jurupa Valley Station/Eastvale, conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday, March 17, 2023. The checkpoint was on Schleisman Rd., west of the intersection with Archibald Ave., between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. The checkpoint yielded the following results:

  • 1346 vehicles screened
  • 62 vehicles screened in secondary inspection
  • 6 Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) conducted
  • 1 arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol
  • 0 arrested for driving under the influence of drugs
  • 5 arrested for driving with a suspended driver’s license
  • 11 citations issued for driving without a driver’s license
  • 6 vehicles were stored or impounded
  • 1 arrested for Felony warrants
  • 2 citations issued for various traffic violations

Original Details: The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office/Jurupa Valley Station will hold a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, March 17, 2023 at an undisclosed location within the city limits.

Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.

During the checkpoint, deputies will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The safety of our community is and always will be our mission. Driving under the influence is dangerous and puts a further strain on critical resources.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving.

Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about “driving” or “operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a vehicle. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home.
Drivers charged with DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9–1–1’.

Incident: DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint Results

Location: Norco

Details: The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Norco Sheriff’s Sub-Station conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday, March 3, 2023. The checkpoint was in the 1700 block of Hamner Avenue between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. During the checkpoint operation a total of 512 vehicles were screened resulting in the following:

  • 3- driving under the influence arrests
  • 5- driving under the influence investigations
  • 9- citations for unlicensed drivers
  • 3- citations for suspended license
  • 5- vehicles were towed
  • 1- arrested for a felony warrant

Incident: Multiple Theft Suspects Arrested in Enforcement Operation

Location: Eastvale

Details: On Thursday, February 23rd, 2023, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office – Eastvale Special Enforcement Team conducted an enforcement operation aimed at combating retail theft near the 12500 block of Limonite Avenue, in the city of Eastvale. The purpose of the operation was to identify and arrest retail theft offenders. Deputies partnered with local retailers and loss prevention staff during the operation, which resulted in the arrests of nine suspects for various felony and misdemeanor charges. Stolen property was recovered, and criminal offender(s) were booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center.

The following subjects were arrested during the operation:

  • Nathan Labrecque, 22-year-old resident of San Bernardino
  • Anthony Lathrop, 29-year-old resident of Rancho Cucamonga
  • Jorge Diaz Cortes, 52-year-old resident of Riverside
  • Julian Llamas, 63-year-old resident of Ontario
  • Tamika Lewis, 40-year-old resident of Fontana
  • Jeimy Merlo, 44-year-old resident of West Covina
  • Trevor White, 22-year-old resident of Corona
  • Thomas Crain, 27-year-old resident of Riverside
  • Jeremy Richey, 52-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley

Anyone with information regarding the arrests associated with this operation is encouraged to contact Deputy Cosper at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, at (951) 955–2600.

As a reminder, “Community Policing” involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. Business owners and residents are encouraged to report criminal activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff’s Dispatch at (951) 776–1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency. Criminal activity can also be reported through the We-Tip Crime Reporting Hotline, (909) 987–5005 or

City of Eastvale News Complete Print Edition – March 2023

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