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Eastvale News Complete Print Edition- September 2019


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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. October 2019 is available online!

August 2019 City of Eastvale Available Online!

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Possible Bacteria Outbreak at Santa Ana River


Courtesy of City of Jurupa Valley

Downey Park and all access point to the Santa Ana River are closed under the direction of the County Environmental Health and Disease Control Department due to a possible outbreak of the Shigella Bacteria in the riverbed. This bacteria has caused an estimated 600,000 deaths worldwide annually. This disease is more common in young children and complications from Shigella could include blood poisoning infections in the human body. Our Park Rangers are now in the process of closing our City Park and posting the necessary placards/signs that will notify the public of this condition. The County staff will commence their testing of the Santa Ana River in order to confirm or not the existence of this bacteria. To date, 6 patients have tested positive for this bacteria in our county. The City Park at Downy will remain closed until further notice from the County.

The Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Department along with the City of Jurupa Valley Code Enforcement Officers and Park Rangers will be working together to notify homeless individuals as well as providing assistance as needed.

For more information, contact the City of Jurupa Valley Code Enforcement Department at (951) 332‐6464 or email: (Irwin Salas, Senior Code Enforcement Officer)


If assistance with small or large animal rescues is needed, contact the Western Riverside County Animal Shelter 951-358-7387 during regular business hours. In an after‐hours emergency situation, call 951-358-7387. In the event of a life‐threatening emergency, always call 9‐1‐1.

TAILGATE FEST 2019: Pull Up. Park. Party.


Eastvale- Tailgate Fest is the first country music festival that caters to the fans who show up hours before the concert to pop a top, drop a tailgate and turn the parking lot…or in our case, hundreds of acres of lush green grass… into the party.

Stay where you are…we are bringing your music to you.

Tailgate Fest brings the stages outside to the tailgate. No packing up the party to head inside, no need to stop that game of cornhole, no need to stuff all your belongings in your pockets or grab sweaters and extras to last you the evening.

Tailgating can continue throughout the whole festival as fans can watch their favorite performers from their personal party setups at their vehicles.


For some fans who are “Country AF” but don’t want to tailgate, General Admission Stageside, Pit Passes or even our side stage POOL viewing platform, offer the more traditional experience to get up close to the stage.  Yes, we said “pool.”  A limited number of people can secure a SUPER VIP pass to kick back with their favorite beverage and plant themselves in the pool while watching the best that Country music has to offer.

The ultimate fan experience – YOUR food, YOUR drinks, YOUR kind of Country Music Festival


Enter the Tailgate Fest World Cornhole Championships at our Extreme Cornhole Court

Show off your hot truck in our Jacked Up Truck Competition where we’ll be the judge of how hot it really is….and those lucky cowboys and cowgirls could win incredible prizes from Yeti Coolers to ticket upgrades and more so get those trucks polished and primped. You just may win Best In Show. (Entry details coming soon)

Test out your dancing skills or take lessons at our Honky Tonk and bring what you’ve learned back to your tailgate to turn the volume up on the party.

Kick off day two right with your fellow tailgater country comrades who, regardless of partying all day Saturday, are ready for another one on Sunday! (Reservation Information Coming Soon)

Each night we’ll feature local artists who will be performing acoustic sets of your favorite country songs around a campfire! Pull your person tight and feed each other S’mores …or just roast smores and feed them to yourself! Either way, you’ll be having a hell of a good time around the campfire.


Mega Pool Party at Tailgate Fest: Sometimes the best part of the festival is the hotel pool party and let’s face it, it can be hard to leave.
Guess what?  We really get you. Welcome To BOOTS & BIKINIS…Tailgate Fest’s VIP ONLY All Day, All Night Pool Party. We’re bringing that hotel pool party to you:

  • Exclusive specialty cocktails from our sponsors
  • Live DJ spinning
  • Poolside Waitstaff
  • Lounge Chairs and Towels
  • Tailgate Unplugged performances
  • Pool Volleyball, Beerpong & Horseshoes
  • S’mores and Fire-pits

This is our no-holds-barred pool party spectacular and, just like the tailgating doesn’t stop at Tailgate Fest…now neither does the pool party. Welcome to Boots and Bikinis at Tailgate Fest.



August 17-18, 2019 (Two Days)


Leal Ranch, 12740 58th St.  Eastvale, CA 92880

Carpooling, ride-sharing and public transportation are highly encouraged. Drop-offs are permitted at entrances. There will be a dedicated Lyft/Rideshare pick up lot onsite.


10am (Event is Rain or Shine)




This is an all-ages event. Everyone needs a ticket regardless of age


For Press and Media inquiries, please email / 615-579-8043
Or / 310-698-9450


For sponsorship opportunities, please email


Wristbands are sold per person (NOT per Vehicle) and will govern which sections you can access. A GA wristband will not have access to the VIP tailgate lot and vise versa.

Event is Rain Or Shine

All Sales Are Final – No Exceptions

Do Not Try on your wristband when it comes in the mail. Once it’s tightened it will not come off.

All Wristbands are non-transferable


For any ticketing issues please email: or call 888-512-7469


The event is outdoors and once parked you are inside the festival space and can move around based on your wristband category access. Once your vehicle leaves the grounds, you are not allowed to return with it until the next day.


All wristbands will be shipped to the address provided in the weeks leading up to Tailgate Fest.  Tracking will be sent to you once your package has shipped.  Please stay tuned to Tailgate Fest social media regarding the status of your wristbands.  If you do not receive your wristbands by the time you are headed to the event, please visit


No Weapons of Any Kind, including Fireworks or explosives
No One Under 21 can consume alcohol anywhere on site
No Drugs/Illegal Substances
No Skateboards, Scooters, Personal Motorized Vehicles, Bicycles
No Pets (Absolutely no pets, not even in cars as it will be a hot day)
No unlicensed vending, sampling, giveaways, handbills
No Masks or face paint
Persons engaging in violent or unruly behavior will be immediately ejected from the concert site or parking lots, and no refunds will be given for their tickets
No Glass bottles (please use cans and cups)
No Laser Pointers
No Drones


No Refunds will be given for any reason
Lost or Stolen Tickets will not be replaced. Treat them like cash
Wristbands will be mailed to the address provided.


  • You must have a Tailgate Fest festival wristband and Campground wristband for access to the campgrounds. You can purchase your passes here.
  • Sites are first-come, first-serve.  No saving Spots.
    • RV spaces are 20X50
      One Vehicle per site allowed
    • Tent spaces are 10×30 (and in a different section. Tents and Rv’s cannot commingle)
    • NO Car Camping is permitted.
    • All camping is Dry Camping
    • No Vehicle ins/outs.
  • The campsite is right behind the stage/performance area and a short 2-3 minute walk.
  • Your camping spot is your tailgating spot.
    • You may not leave an additional truck/car in the GA or VIP Tailgate Sections.
    • No overnight parking will be permitted in the Tailgating Lots.
  • Limit of one steering wheel per campsite.
    • If you are camping in a 5th Wheel/Airstream, the companion vehicle is required to stay with the 5th Wheel or in the event it doesn’t fit, a nearby lot designated for companion vehicles.  It may not be moved to the Tailgating lots.
    • Your space in the campsite is your tailgate spot.  The campsite is directly behind the stage and very close so you may walk to and from the stage and access the applicable areas respective to your wristband category throughout the day and night as long as you have the wristbands stated in item #1.
  • All vehicles are subject to search upon arrival, No Vehicle Re-Entry! Surrendered items are considered forfeited on entry. No items will be returned
  • Each patron must be 21 to drink alcohol within the campground area. If you enter the campground with beer or wine, your government-issued ID will be checked to verify you are 21+ years of age. The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Dept. will frequently enter the campgrounds and ID campers drinking alcohol at random. If you are underage and are caught illegally consuming an alcoholic beverage, you run the risk of receiving a citation or even being arrested. Carry your government-issued identification AT ALL TIMES.
  • Absolutely no car movement will be permitted unless you are leaving the event permanently outside of noted lockdown hours. Once your vehicles are in the campsite, they must remain there for the duration of the festival.  This is for your safety and the safety of your neighbors. If you need to leave early or unexpectedly, please let security know and they will safely guide you out of the campsite.  You will not be permitted back in. 
    • Vehicle lockdown will be from 9pm until approximately 2am while we allow pedestrians to exit the venue.  This is to ensure the safety of our guests.  Please be patient with our staff.
  • Resale of passes is prohibited.
  • Transferring passes is prohibited.
  • Passes must be displayed at all times.
  • NO Open Flame BBQ or Fire-Pits (Propane Ok)
  • Tent and awning stakes must be marked.
  • Severe Weather: This time of year could bring high winds and high heat.  Tailgate Fest is focused on the safety of its patrons, employees and service partners. As such, plan to bring plenty of water as It is imperative to stay hydrated all weekend long. Additionally, make sure tents are well staked and that face masks, bandanas, and sunglasses are on your Tailgate Checklists.
  • Generators: Campsites are close together. When utilizing a generator, please be considerate of your neighbors. The quieter and more ventilated your generator is, the better. Please “pipe up” internal generators reducing noise and diverting exhaust fumes above the RV and away from your neighbor’s camping area. For free-standing generators, a “muffle box” can reduce noise and direct exhaust away from fellow campers. All generators are the sole responsibility of their owners.
  • KEEP YOUR AREA CLEAN! Keep a trash receptacle in your camping area helps prevent accumulation, odors and helps create a pleasant camping environment. We offer curbside garbage pickup! Leave your trash-specific bags near the road by 10am Sat-Monday for collection.
  • Recycling: Tailgate Fest is highly focused on our environmental footprint and takes keeping our waste to a minimum. Let’s recycle all our beverage containers. Please leave your recycle-specific bags in a separate pile near the road by 10am Sat-Monday for collection.
  • Overnight Parking: Overnight parking is only permitted in the Campsite and only one steering wheel per spot.  Companion vehicles of 5th Wheel that don’t fit into its space will be parked at a  designated non-tailgating lot.
  • Fire lanes must remain open at all times.
  • Reflectors are requested on bicycles.
  • Sorry, no pets.
  • No fireworks, weapons of any kind, sky lanterns, candle balloons, large bonfires or pit fires.
  • No parking within 50 feet of water stations.
  • No vending without proper vendor permit.
  • Motorcycles must be parked in designated motorcycle parking, not at your campsite.
  • No semi-trailers, off-road vehicles, ATVs or rental trucks allowed.
  • No private golf carts allowed.
  • No open-pit or charcoal fires are permitted. Small camping stoves and small propane BBQ’s are permitted.
  • No water balloon launchers, spotlights, horseshoes, laser points, or other items that pose a danger to surrounding guests. Small kiddie or wading pools are allowed.
  • No unmanned aircraft (drones/helicopters).
  • If you or members of your group are removed from the camping facilities by security for violation of any festival rule, vehicles may be removed at owner’s expense.
  • No glass is allowed within the campgrounds. Please pour/move all contents that are in a glass container into a plastic one before arriving.
  • No selling or buying drugs including marijuana and prescription drugs.
  • The venue/promoters are not responsible for any materials misplaced, lost or stolen.  It is recommended that you do not bring valuable items and that anything valuable is locked in your campers or cars.
  • The venue/promoters are not responsible for stolen or damaged vehicles.  Overnight parking will not be allowed.  In the extenuating circumstance that a designated driver is not able to drive, the vehicle may be left overnight at the owner’s own risk.
  • All Campers must adhere to 1:30am NOISE CURFEW (Quiet Time Rules)
  • Included services in Campgrounds will include: Restrooms, Handwashing Stations, Water Refilling stations for water bottles only, trash/recycling collection, Food & Beverage vendors
  • ABSOLUTELY NO GLASS Containers of any size (this includes your alcohol containers)
  • NO weapons of any kind
  • NO drug paraphernalia or drugs
  • NO metal tools including hammers, mallets etc.
  • NO metal tent stakes (plastic tent stakes allowed only)
  • NO animals will be allowed in the campgrounds. Entry will be denied.
  • NO fireworks, paper lanterns or any type of explosives
  • NO unauthorized vending of any kind is allowed.
  • NO drones (with or without cameras) or any unmanned flying vehicle
  • NO box trucks, cube trucks, utility type trailers, ATV’s, Golf Carts, Dirt Bikes, mopeds or other motorized vehicles will not be permitted on site.
  • NO open flame campfires of any kind will be permitted
  • NO amplified sound musical equipment
  • NO tiki torches
  • NO tanks of compressed air, helium, nitrous
  • NO balloons
  • NO hoverboards or motorized scooters
  • NO cameras with detachable lens
  • NO laser pointers
  • NO Spare Vehicle Batteries
  • NO Chains/Chain Wallets
  • NO dumbbells/kettlebells/weight plates
  • NO Golf Clubs
  • NO Promotional Items or wrapped vehicles
  • NO Spray Paint
  • NO Scissors, tools or sporting equipment (bats, clubs, sticks, metal)
  • NO Bicycles of any kind


  • Digital Cameras
  • Games/Giant Jenga/Corn Hole, etc
  • Glow Sticks
  • 2 cases of beer/ boxed wine per vehicle (No Glass)
  • Tent / sleeping bag
  • Inflatable furniture
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen/sunglasses/hat for shade
  • Plastic trash bags
  • Extra toilet paper
  • Acoustic musical equipment (No bongos after midnight!)
  • Rubber mallet for tent stakes
  • Portable electric or battery-powered lantern or flashlight with extra batteries
  • A flag to identify your campsite (no metal but METAL)
  • A small luggage lock for your tent (please don’t bring any valuables – if you must, keep them locked in your vehicle out of view)
  • Earplugs
  • First Aid Kit
  • A camera (professional cameras with detachable lenses are NOT allowed)
  • Water / Ice
  • Food / Coolers
  • Small propane cooking stove/propane grill (using propane containers of 16.4 oz or smaller)
  • Lawn chairs
  • Blankets


Sites are 30’ x 10’

  • One vehicle per site allowed
  • Tent must fit within the same site as vehicle
  • Sites assigned in order of arrival.
  • No Sleeping in vehicle.
  • No vehicle ins/outs. .
  • Passenger cars, trucks or vans only

Tailgate Fest is the first festival of it’s kind and was designed to superserve the experience country music and tailgating.  This has made the festival an incredible amount of fun and our fans are some of the happiest and best moods we’ve seen at festivals.  Let’s all take care of each other and help each other out.  If someone is out of buns and you have some to spare make a swap for some ketchup or something.  Let’s have the greatest weekend of the summer and keep it cool.  It’s tailgating after-all!

We’re here to help.  Email us anytime for questions: info@latailgate

SGV-IE News: Complete Edition March 2019

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City of Eastvale News: Complete Edition March 2019

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City of Eastvale News Complete Edition: February 2019

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Man Arrested in Chino Hills Murder Case

In the early morning hours of December 19, 2018, Martin Zendejas was beat to death by Ivan Mejia in the parking lot of Hotel Chino Hills . Chino Hills PD arrested Mejia within hours of the attack.

By Izabella Salinas

Chino Hills- On Dec. 19, 2018, a suspect was arrested for the murder of a Chino Hills resident.

Ivan Mejia, 44, was arrested and charged for the murder of Martin Zendejas. The Chino Hills Police Department stated that Mejia attacked Zendejas and beat him to death. Mejia is currently being held at the West Valley Detention Center without bail, according to public inmate records.

Authorities were called to Hotel Chino Hills on Dec. 19, 2018, after a woman ran into the hotel with blood on her clothes screaming for help, according to a Chino Hills PD press release. When police arrived on the scene a man, who was later identified as Martin Zendejas, was found with severe injuries to his head and face.

Martin Zendejas, 54, was said to be in the car with the female in the parking lot of Hotel Chino Hills moments before. Detectives later discovered that Mejia was the boyfriend of the female who was in the vehicle with Mr. Zendejas.

“Mejia pulled the victim out of his car and beat him causing the injuries that led to his death,” said the Chino Hills PD in their press release.

Martin was the brother to former NFL player Tony Zendejas. Martin, Tony, and their brother Javier managed the Zendejas restaurant in San Dimas.

A GoFundMe page was started by Tony to raise money for Martin’s funeral.

“They lost a great man, father, brother & friend. Martin Zendejas was an amazing man that was taken too soon,” according to the page. They hope to raise $25,000.

There’s an outpour of love and support for the Zendejas family in the comments on the campaign.

“So sorry for your loss, Marty was the nicest man, I really enjoyed working at the Restaurant with him a long time ago. Love and Prayers to the Zendejas Family,” commented Yolanda Falciani.

Visit to donate to the campaign.

Another Consumer Conspiracy

Pastor Mark Hopper of Efree Church in Diamond Bar

By Mark Hopper

     A few years ago, I wrote an article about how food manufactures were reducing the size of their packaging but not reducing the prices they charge for their product.

     The most obvious example was with ice cream.  In the old days, a standard carton of ice cream was a half-gallon or 64 ounces.  If you went to the store to get a “carton” of ice cream, you knew you were purchasing a “half-gallon” – 64 ounces.

     But, sometime during the past decade, ice cream manufactures reduced the size of their packages to three pints or 48 ounces.  The carton of ice cream looked similar, but the content was 25% less and the price has remained the same!

     In the last five years, the orange juice companies changed the size of their packaging, too.  One day I discovered that the “Half-gallon” (64 ounces) of orange juice had been reduced to 59 ounces.  Again, the packaging looked so similar that you didn’t really notice unless you read the fine print on the container.  The price did not go down, but the volume was 10% less.

     Recently, when I was shopping at a local market, I noticed that my favorite orange juice carton looked a little different.  The package looked similar but a bit smaller.  When I read the fine print, I discovered that the new carton of orange juice was now 52 ounces!  They reduced the volume by another 10% but the price was still the same!

     I suspect there is a conspiracy going on between food manufacturers and grocery stores.  Their strategy is to reduce the volume or content of their products but not reduce the prices they charge.  I think they assume that the average customer will not notice the difference.

     I believe we need a congressional investigation!  Where is the Consumer Product Safety Commission when we need it?  Where are the government watch dogs who are supposed to protect us from misleading and false advertising?

     What will be next?  Will grocers start packaging egg cartons with only 10 eggs?  Will they start altering the scales in the produce section so that a five pound bag of potatoes will only contain 4 1/2 pounds?  Will the pound of ground beef be reduced by 10%?

Where will this conspiracy end?

     There is a passage in the Old Testament that warns against defrauding others.  “Do not have two different weights in your bag – a heavy one and a lighter one.  Do not have two different measuring cups – one large and one smaller.  You must have accurate and honest weights and measures (when you buy and sell) (Deuteronomy 25:13-15).

     You have heard the phrase “Buyer Beware”.  That is still true today.  Let me encourage you to read the labels carefully at your grocery store.  Read the fine print that tells you the real size and weight of the contents.  Don’t be misled or confused.   And, you may want to write to your local Congressman and request a Congressional investigation, too!

This article was written by Pastor Mark Hopper of Efree Church of Diamond Bar. Sunday Services are held at 9:00 am & 10:45 am at 3255 South Diamond Bar Blvd. You can contact the church at 909.594.7604 or visit them online at

Chino Taking Action to Show They Care

By Izabella Salinas

Chino- Different members of the city of Chino have joined together to create a movement called “Chino Cares.”

Chino Cares is a movement with the ultimate goal to unite each group in the diverse Chino community. They plan to do this by asking members to pledge to five things: Be informed, be prepared, be connected, be committed, and be supportive. These pledges mean members must remain informed about the city, sign up for Chino’s mass communication system, commit to the safety of their neighbor, be prepared for disaster, and show support for the city by attending city events.

More than 200 city employees have pledged their allegiance to the campaign. The movement began with only city employees but has now expanded to allow residents, business owners, and organizations to join. Chino Cares believes that it is important for everyone to participate in the making of a more resilient community.

Since the expansion of membership to other parts of the community, there have been 180 households and eight businesses/organizations who have pledged to Chino Cares.

“We want to make our community even stronger so that we will be more resilient and recover more quickly when disaster strikes,” said Christin Wolff, the founder of Chino Cares.

Chino Cares hopes the concept of their movement will eventually reach every city across the nation.

“In a nation where communities are dividing over their differences, the City of Chino is looking to unify under the one sentiment that is common across the spectrum – ‘We Care’,” said the City of Chino website.

The campaign has provided special events for people in the community to meet members serving in the movement.

“We intend to do more of this in the future, bringing City Hall into our neighborhoods as another example of the ways in which ‘Chino Cares’,” said Christin Wolff.

The Chino Cares motto is, “Resilience through Unity.”

Visit to take the pledge and join the movement to unify.