One of the keys to encouraging children to develop health habits early is to make fitness a priority in the home.
The great news is there are a variety of ways to lead an active lifestyle that are suitable for the whole family, including kids of all ages.
Let these four creative ideas help you turn each day into an opportunity to get fit and have fun as a family. As with any workout, it’s important to have the proper gear, and that starts with footwear. Each exercise is paired with a suggestion of what to consider when it’s time to choose the right shoe.
Visit a playground: Choose your own adventure, taking note of your favorite parks and playgrounds and their features, such as skate parks, swings, slides and climbing walls.
Shoes to try: Vans all have a variety of “updated classic” styles available in men, women and children’s sizing in on-trend colors, such as blush, yellow and white. This ensures that everyone can find a pair that reflects their personalities, while also providing necessary support.
2. Learn a new sport: From tennis to golf to touch football, there are a variety of ways to experience healthy activities as a group.
Shoe to try: The Adidas Lite Racer features a Cloudfoam EVA midsole to guide your foot when enjoying high-impact sports, such as running or tennis.
3. Participate in a charity run: Whether you’re a seasoned runner or have just signed up for your first 5K, many fundraising races are designed to accommodate the whole family. For younger children, search for events that allow baby strollers or that host a separate Fun Run for the kids.
Shoe to try: Nike offers the Flex Experience, which features lightweight synthetic overlays for a great fit and feel in both adult and children’s sizing.
4. Get outdoors: Explore a new hiking trail to make memories and enjoy stunning scenery. Cater to all family members by choosing the length and level of difficulty of the hike.
Shoes to try: Built to go off-roading, ASICS hiking shoes features reversed lugs on the outsole to ensure a dependable grip both uphill and downhill.
New footwear can help each member of the family get motivated to meet fitness goals and try new activities. For a one-stop-shopping experience and shoe trends for families, visit the Athletic Shop at Rack Room Shoes in stores or online at http://www.rackroomshoes.com/athleticshop.
Exercise shouldn’t be a chore. With new gear, a great attitude and a sense of adventure, getting fit as a family will be fun.
Norco– Dr. H. Ghorbanian of Norco Family Dental Group genuinely cares for everyone who walks into his office. As a private dentist, he strives to provide quality care and great customer service to all of his patients.
The Norco Family Dental Group business
philosophy is to listen to their patients, treat them with warm gentle care,
and be understandable to their financial concern. When asked why Dr. Ghorbanian is in the
dentistry field, he said, “I just love dentistry.” He stated that he is most satisfied when he
sees the joy of his patients after giving them the smile they have always
Norco Family Dental Group offers a wide variety of dental services including cleanings & exams, periodontal treatments, dentures & partials, cosmetic dentistry, teeth-in-a-day, tooth-colored fillings, crowns (caps), porcelain veneers, smile makeovers, and implant restoration. However, Norco Family Dental Group specializes in cosmetic and implant dentistry. “We provide ‘all-on-four’ implant restoration,” says Ghorbanian. Patients having problems with dentures can benefit from implant-overdenture. In addition, Dr. Ghorbanian encourages patients ages 50 and over to come in if they are having a frustrating dental problem.
Dr. Ghorbanian has been practicing dentistry since
1991. In addition to years of practice,
he is a member of the following organizations: American Dental Association
(ASA), California Dental Association (CDA), American Academy of Implant
Dentistry (AAID), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and Orange
County Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (OCACD).
Norco Family Dental Group also
cares about their patients’ financial situation. They accept most PPO Dental Insurance, as
well as Medical and Medicare. However, for
patients who do not have dental insurance, they offer an in-house dental
plan. This dental plan will reduce out of
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no interest for 24 months.
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Summer can be all too fleeting, but one of the best ways to ensure you make the most of the season is by enjoying the generous harvest of fruits and vegetables it brings.
Here are three simple ways to make the most of summer produce:
Get Produce at Its Peak
Produce tastes best when enjoyed during its peak season. Before shopping, check produce guides to see what’s at its peak near you. A few easy ways to be sure you’re getting the cream of the crop are to join a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) group, visit a farmer’s market and to simply look for the local label at your supermarket. In a culinary rut? Because CSA members don’t always have the option of selecting the exact items they receive, a subscription is a particularly good idea for those with adventurous spirits looking to expand their horizons.
In your efforts to feed your family nutritious produce this summer, be mindful that many fruits and vegetables contain contaminants like pesticides, wax and soil on their outer layer. While independent studies show that washing produce with water or bleach solution still leaves behind large traces of pesticides, there is now a better way to protect your family.
With just a spray and rinse, Arm & Hammer’s Fruit & Vegetable Wash safely eliminates more than 90 percent of residue from the commonly used pesticide thiabendazole, when used as directed — four times better than water alone. Made with pure and simple ingredients like Arm & Hammer baking soda, water, salt and lemon oil; and free of harsh chemicals, it’s easy to stock your kitchen with it and make it a part of meal prep. For more information, as well as cleaning tips, visit armandhammercleans.com.
Use it Up
Don’t let any produce go to waste. Here are five fun uses for fruit and vegetables:
• Fruit popsicles: Chop fruit into small chunks and mix with juice and even a bit of honey. Pour the mixture into a popsicle mold and freeze. You’ll have a delicious, healthful snack for later.
• Fruit or veggie kebabs: The grill is not just for burgers and dogs. Make veggie skewers using mushrooms, zucchini, green peppers and onions. For a light dessert, grill pears and peaches to be eaten on their own or topped with a bit of ice cream.
• Pesto: Go beyond the classic basil recipe to get creative with your pesto sauces. From cilantro to spinach to mint, many of summer’s richest green herbs and vegetables make great stand-ins.
• Cold soups: The weather may be hot, but that doesn’t mean you need to put soup on the back burner — or any burner at all. From gazpacho to borscht served chilled, you can cool down with soup this summer.
• Preserves: Certain fruits — such as strawberries — can technically be found any time of year, but are absolutely unparalleled in summer. Capture that magic for the months ahead by turning your favorite fruits into jams.
Food on the grill, carb-loaded side dishes and high-sugar desserts are at the center of most seasonal cookouts. But this doesn’t mean you need to avoid those countless neighborhood barbecues to ensure you stay on track with your healthy lifestyle.
Courtney McCormick, manager of Clinical Research & Nutrition for South Beach Diet, recommends these five lower-carb recipes that are great to bring along to any cookout.
• Shredded Chicken Chili: Just toss some chicken, beans, tomatoes and a combination of chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and oregano in your slow cooker and let that magic machine do all the work. Six hours later, you’ll have perfectly cooked chicken and plenty of flavorful fixings for fewer calories than a chicken prepared in a sugary or cheesy sauce.
• Avocado Tuna Sandwiches: Mix lemon juice, avocado, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl and add canned tuna fish. Scoop onto a slice of whole grain bread with arugula, sliced cucumbers and red onions and you’ve got yourself a delicious sandwich to eat in place of that hamburger.
• Skinny Shrimp Fajitas: You won’t miss the tortilla with this recipe! Combine shrimp, onion, bell pepper, olive oil and dry fajita spices such as chili powder, garlic, onion, cumin and paprika in a large bowl. Pour into a veggie basket or place on skewers and let the grill do the work for you.
• Pesto Cilantro Dip: Bake walnuts at 275 degrees until golden brown, then chop cilantro, garlic, and walnuts in a food processor for about 25 seconds. With the machine running, pour olive oil in a steady stream. Add sour cream, lemon juice and salt. Pulse a few times to combine and you’re done! Serve with fresh veggies.
“This recipe is quick and simple,” says McCormick. “It contains minimal ingredients and it is packed with healthy fats. Plus, it keeps five days in the refrigerator and freezes for up to a month.”
• South Beach Coleslaw: Coleslaw is a BBQ staple and this recipe for a lighter version of it is easy as 1-2-3! Whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, celery seed and a sugar substitute. Add cabbage and toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper and refrigerate until ready to serve.
For more details on these recipes and other great tips and tricks to lose weight and live healthier, visit South Beach Diet’s website The Palm at palm.southbeachdiet.com/cookout-low-carb-recipes.
Remember, cookouts don’t need to wreak havoc on your healthy diet. By making some simple swaps and choosing healthier options, you’ll stay on track while still enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.
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.
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.
DON’T WANT TO TAILGATE? NO PROBLEM!
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
EXTREME CORNHOLE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Enter the Tailgate Fest World Cornhole Championships at our Extreme Cornhole
JACKED UP TRUCK COMPETITION
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
TWO STEP HONKY TONK 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.
MORNING BLOODY BRUNCH
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)
TAILGATE UNPLUGGED 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.
*ALL NEW* BOOTS & BIKINIS
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:
specialty cocktails from our sponsors
Chairs and Towels
Volleyball, Beerpong & Horseshoes
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)
BOX OFFICE HOURS:
This is an all-ages event. Everyone needs a ticket regardless of age
For Press and Media inquiries, please email email@example.com / 615-579-8043 Or firstname.lastname@example.org / 310-698-9450
For sponsorship opportunities, please
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.
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 http://support.frontgatetickets.com/
NOT ALLOWED AT TGF: STRICTLY ENFORCED / ALL
VEHICLES AND PATRONS SUBJECT TO SEARCH
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
No Glass bottles (please use cans and cups)
No Laser Pointers
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.
CAMPING IS OPEN FROM FRIDAY, AUGUST 16TH AT 3PM – MONDAY, AUGUST 19TH
AT 10AM. YOU MAY CHECK IN FRIDAY 3P-11P/SATURDAY 8A-6P.
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
ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE CAMPGROUNDS: (PROHIBITED ITEMS)
NO GLASS Containers of any size (this includes your alcohol containers)
weapons of any kind
drug paraphernalia or drugs
metal tools including hammers, mallets etc.
metal tent stakes (plastic tent stakes allowed only)
animals will be allowed in the campgrounds. Entry will be denied.
fireworks, paper lanterns or any type of explosives
unauthorized vending of any kind is allowed.
drones (with or without cameras) or any unmanned flying vehicle
box trucks, cube trucks, utility type trailers, ATV’s, Golf Carts, Dirt Bikes,
mopeds or other motorized vehicles will not be permitted on site.
open flame campfires of any kind will be permitted
amplified sound musical equipment
tanks of compressed air, helium, nitrous
hoverboards or motorized scooters
cameras with detachable lens
Spare Vehicle Batteries
Promotional Items or wrapped vehicles
Scissors, tools or sporting equipment (bats, clubs, sticks, metal)
Bicycles of any kind
*LISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
ITEMS ARE ALLOWED INSIDE THE CAMPGROUNDS: (APPROVED ITEMS)
Games/Giant Jenga/Corn Hole, etc
2 cases of beer/ boxed wine per vehicle (No Glass)
Tent / sleeping bag
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)
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)
Sites are 30’
vehicle per site allowed
must fit within the same site as vehicle
assigned in order of arrival.
Sleeping in vehicle.
vehicle ins/outs. .
cars, trucks or vans only
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!
Along with warm weather comes picnics, cookouts and other parties that can take a toll on your healthy lifestyle.
To help you stay on track while you’re enjoying the sunshine and good times, Courtney McCormick, manager, Clinical Research and Nutrition at Nutrisystem, is sharing the top five weight loss blunders people tend to make this time of year and simple tips for avoiding them.
• Blunder 1: Crash dieting: The thought of putting on a swimsuit may entice you to crash diet. Crash diets are not only unhealthy, they tend to slow metabolism, making it difficult for you to drop more than just a few pounds. Also, any weight you lose short-term will be regained as soon as you resume eating normally. It’s best to stick with your healthy lifestyle year-round. Have a bad day? That’s okay. Vow to get back on track the next day.
• Blunder 2: Ordering smoothies and frapps: When the weather turns hot, a blended drink can seem like an ideal morning or afternoon pick-me-up. However, those from coffee shops and convenience stores tend to be loaded with sugar and fat. A 16-ounce serving may have more than 200 calories and 50 grams of sugar. Quench cravings by ordering unsweetened or lightly sweetened iced coffee or tea or opt for a protein shake.
“Being from the south, I love my sweet tea. To be sure I don’t overdo it on the sugar, I will use a little bit of honey as a sweetener instead,” said Julie Chrisley, Nutrisystem ambassador.
• Blunder 3: Not watching alcohol intake: Alcoholic beverages can be very refreshing in warm weather, but even a light beer or white wine is more than 100 calories, and today’s popular sweet drinks like hard cider and wine coolers have as many 180 calories each. To avoid over-indulging, alternate one or two drinks with fizzy seltzer over ice and a lime wedge.
• Blunder 4: Perspiring to lose: When you exercise in the heat, you may think you can feel the pounds melting off with each bead of sweat. And if you weigh yourself right before and after a workout, you may see a difference. The problem is as soon as you replace the fluids you’ve sweated out, you’ll see on the scale that you’ve lost little, if any, weight. Your best bet is to maintain a steady activity level every day so that you get at least 150 minutes of movement a week. Regular activity keeps your metabolism burning continually, even if you’re just walking inside an air-conditioned mall.
• Blunder 5: Loading plates with BBQ favorites: Backyard barbecues bring out many favorite classics, like potato salad and coleslaw. While those dishes start with healthful vegetables, they get weighed down with excessive saturated fats from mayonnaise and sour cream. What’s more, the loads of sugar in popular barbecue sauces can heap calories on a lean chicken breast. To manage intake, avoid creamy salads and dip chicken in BBQ sauce instead of slathering it on before grilling.
For more tips and tricks for staying on track with weight loss and healthy lifestyle goals, visit leaf.nutrisystem.com.
To overcome the most common warm weather weight loss blunders, it’s best to know what they are, as well has have go-to strategies to avoid them.
Last week, the Science and Technology Education Partnership (STEP) announced an interactive program that will immerse 140 Riverside high school students in the application of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in Law Enforcement and Public Safety (LEAPS). This program will provide intensive, hands-on STEM training through experiential learning. It will also focus on Police and Fire Department careers during the week of July 15 -19, 2019. Two groups of 70 pre-selected students will spend the week with the Riverside Police Department and the Riverside Fire Department. Members of Police and Fire will provide instruction and hands-on training to students in various areas where STEM concepts are applied within public safety. At the completion of the week, students will develop and present their innovative STEM LEAPS projects during the design challenge competition.
The program curriculum will include:
Simulated detection and neutralization of bombs and hazardous materials
Application of scientific methods to manage, collect and analyze crime scene data including fingerprints and blood samples
Vehicle Extrication & Jaws of Life demonstration
Hazardous Materials Response and Mitigation
Construction and coding of robots
Developing mobile apps to assist in emergency situations
Crime scene forensic analysis
Paramedic & Critical Care Transport – American Medical Response (AMR)
Hands Only CPR
“A major goal for the STEM LEAPS Learning Labs is that many more of our local students will graduate from college with STEM degrees and then be employed by the Riverside Police Department, Riverside Fire Department, and other local law enforcement and public safety organizations,” said Gordon Bourns, Chairman and CEO of Bourns, Inc.
a mom, autism mom or not, is tough. Our lives get so consumed with our
children’s activities. Some have sports, others like me may have therapy
(speech, OT and so on). It can get overwhelming and consume so much time.
We as moms look around, and there are moms everywhere. So why at times do we feel alone? We are so busy with kids here and there we miss the mark and don’t connect. That feeling of loneliness can fester inside to where we feel defeated, sad and all alone at times. We have to remember God is just a prayer away. We are never alone as long as we have God by our side. I have heard if God feels far away, it’s not Him that moved. God is always watching us, is there for us and here to comfort us. We need to keep moving forward and trusting the Lord above that he’s with us. He sends us angels that we do call friends, though there are times when one feels alone running around, doing errands rushing off kids and picking up kids. All we have to do is look to the heavens and know that no matter where we are or what we do we are never alone.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:9 ESV
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Whether it’s dance lessons, computer projects, art class or yoga, kids these days are busy bees. And while such activities are enriching and fun, experts say that many kids aren’t spending enough time doing something much simpler and every bit as important as structured programming: playing outdoors.
“Finding time for the kids to play outside can be such a challenge for parents,” says Keri Wilmot, a pediatric occupational therapist and an expert contributor to TheGeniusofPlay.org. “As a parent I worry about ‘stranger danger’ or whether my kids will be able to navigate social issues on their own. Without spontaneity, playtime has lost some of it’s fun.”
Outdoor play is necessary for healthy child development, according to The Genius of Play. The initiative, whose mission is to raise awareness about the importance of play and help parents make play a critical part of raising their kids, is sharing five benefits of unstructured outdoor playtime:
• Physical Development: Research has shown that physically active kids tend to be leaner and healthier, while an inactive childhood can lead to a sedentary (and likely unhealthy) lifestyle in adulthood. Furthermore, physical play builds gross and fine motor skills necessary for success in school and beyond. Hanging from the monkey bars, for instance, helps kids develop the hand muscles needed to grip a pencil.
• Risk-Taking: Through outdoor play, children are given the opportunity to step outside their comfort zones and try new things. While taking risks won’t always lead to success on the first try, moments like a first bike ride without training wheels, or the first trip down the big slide in the playground, are critical for building the confidence and resilience needed to pursue a future career, start a business, or handle life’s many challenges.
• Social Skills: Childhood games played outdoors can help build social skills and teach kids to follow directions. From games as simple as tag, to those with more complicated rules, like “Kick the Can,” “Capture the Flag,” and sports like soccer and basketball, communication, teamwork and other important social skills are developed during outdoor play.
• Problem Solving: Children’s imaginations are often stimulated by the world around them. Being outside widens their horizons and can encourage kids to tap into their creativity in order to come up with solutions to challenges, such as learning how to build a sandcastle or figuring out how to climb up a jungle gym.
• Reducing Stress: So much outdoor play involves physical activity, thrilling moments and a sense of freedom, all of which can boost endorphins, helping to lower stress levels and reduce anxiety and depression. Interestingly, simply touching dirt when creating mud pies or digging for worms can be beneficial. According to a Bristol University study, certain types of “friendly” bacteria in soil have been found to activate the group of neurons that produce serotonin, which contributes to a feeling of well-being and happiness. So, don’t be afraid to let your kids get a bit dirty out there!
For play ideas, expert advice and other play resources, visit TheGeniusOfPlay.org.
Playtime is essential for children. To promote health, happiness and confidence, be sure some of it is spent outdoors.
With streets sizzling under the summer sun, drivers should be mindful that warmer temperatures also mean potholes.
There are nearly 56 million potholes in the U.S., according to estimates from the Harpers Index Road Information Program — that’s eight potholes per mile of paved road. We’ve all seen drivers dodging potholes, but often there’s no way to avoid them and cars pay the price. So, what should you do if a big pothole damages your car? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but below is some information to help you navigate the situation.
Does car insurance cover pothole damage? The good news — yes, your auto insurance does cover pothole damage — as long as you have collision coverage. Potholes typically damage not only tires and wheels, but also suspension systems, exhaust systems and even the body of the car, so repair costs can vary from a couple hundred dollars to more than a thousand.
“Pothole damage can put a big hole in your wallet,” says Jon Bloom, vice president, personal auto, Erie Insurance. “It’s not always clear whether you should file a claim and that’s where your agent comes in. They’ll help you decide the next steps. For example, is the cost lower than the deductible? Will filing a claim affect your premium? Your agent is your trusted source to weigh the pros and cons.”
Will the city or municipality pay to fix pothole damage? Many, but not all, cities and towns let you file a pothole claim if your car sustains damage from a pothole on a city roadway. The process varies, so check with your city’s road department to see if it accepts claims. Keep in mind there’s no guarantee you’ll receive payment for damages, and they can have a cap. Plus, getting reimbursed can be a lengthy process.
Regardless of how you recoup damages, always make sure to document everything. Take a photo of the pothole, note the date and time of the incident, and get estimates from at least two mechanics. And, there’s always the option of paying out of pocket if the costs are minimal.
Additionally, there are simple steps you can take to prevent major damage. The best advice is to stay alert to avoid hitting potholes in the first place. You should also keep your tires inflated to the proper air pressure. And, if you have to drive over a pothole, slow down, release the brakes and straighten the steering wheel.
As part of the 60 Swarm Pavement Rehabilitation project, Caltrans is alerting motorists of full directional closures on the SR-60 Freeway beginning on July 26, 2019, for a period of fourteen weekends. The weekend closures will occur Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. through Monday mornings at 5:00 a.m. The closure details are as follows: Full closure of eastbound SR-60, including all eastbound on and off ramps, between I-15 and the 60/91/215 junction in Riverside, from July 26, 2019, through September 9, 2019. There will be no eastbound access during this closure. Motorists may use westbound SR-60 to access locally on and off ramps. Full closure of westbound SR-60, including all westbound on and off ramps, between the 60/91/215 junction in Riverside to I-15 from September 20, 2019, through October 28, 2019. There will be no access during this closure. Motorists may use eastbound SR 60 to access local on and off ramps. The project will include rehabilitation pavement on freeway traffic lanes and shoulders; rehabilitation pavement on the freeway’s on and off ramps; and upgraded pedestrian sidewalk ADA ramps at the on and off ramp intersections. The repairs will improve pedestrian safety and ride quality for motorists. They also will extend the roadway’s service life with less required maintenance, minimalizing maintenance worker exposure. For more information on this project please view the Fact Sheet and Project Map, or follow @caltrans8 on Facebook and Twitter. For questions, please call 909.383.4631. For those with sensory disabilities requiring alternate formats (i.e. Braille, large print, sign language interpreter, etc.) and those needing information in a language other than English, please contact Kimberly Cherry at 909.383.6290 or TTY 71.
Corona- Russ & Marsha Lepper, the owners of Sunshine Growers, have sold their Ontario location and will be moving ¼ mile closer to the 60 Freeway in the City of Eastvale. They will be in their new location on Jan. 2, 2020 after being in business for 30 years in Ontario. They will be building a brand new facility with new Greenhouses shade and bulk areas, new lighting, asphalt parking and many street improvements, all brand new with over $2,000,000 in improvements. They are not leaving, they are just moving to a brand new facility. They will be having a Huge Sale, so go and visit them and landscape your home or business the professional way. Sunshine Growers looks forward to a lifetime of service in the Nursery Industry. They have three convenient locations: CORONA 1508 Taber Street (951) 736-6000 ONTARIO 13130 S. Hamner/Miliken Ave. (909) 923-7277 YUCAIPA 34017 Yucaipa Blvd. (909) 797-9210 Visit them online at http://www.sunshinegrowersnursery.com. ■
The retailer will celebrate with Grand Opening festivities at its new location in Eastvale!
Courtesy: City of Eastvale
PITTSBURGH, July 1, 2019 — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be expanding its nationwide footprint with the opening of an additional store in mid-July. The Company will host Grand Opening celebrations July 12-14 for its new Eastvale Gateway store at 12399 Limonite Ave., Eastvale, CA 91752. Following the new store opening, DICK’S will have 729 DICK’S Sporting Goods stores nationwide in 47 states. The new DICK’S location in Eastvale will bring approximately 75 jobs to the community through the hiring of full-time, part-time and temporary associates for the store. Customers can expect to find top-of-the-line in-store services and exclusive offerings in apparel, footwear, and equipment from the Company’s own private brands, such as Tommy Armour, CALIA by Carrie Underwood, Field & Stream and Ethos, as well as popular national vendors like Adidas and Nike. During the Grand Opening weekend, customers will receive the chance to win great prizes and participate in fun activities, in addition to having the chance to meet a special guest, professional baseball player Zack Cozart**, in Eastvale, CA. Visit dicks.com/Eastvale for full details on the Grand Opening celebration, including giveaways, promotions, special guests and brand activations. **WRISTBAND REQUIRED! Wristbands are distributed on a first-come, first served basis beginning at store open on the day of event only. Limited quantity. Limit one wristband per person. Must be present to receive a wristband. Must have a wristband and must be in the Special Appearance line prior to the start of the appearance to receive an autograph. Times and appearances are subject to change without notice. Visit dicks.com/Eastvale for details. About DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear, and accessories. As of May 1, 2019, the Company operated 727 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated teammates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Lodge/Outdoor, Fitness, and Footwear. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as DICK’S Team Sports HQ, an all-in-one youth sports digital platform offering scheduling, communications and live scorekeeping through its GameChanger mobile apps, free league management services, custom uniforms and fan wear and access to donations and sponsorships. DICK’S offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront. For more information, visit the Investor Relations page at dicks.com. CONTACTS: DICK’S Sporting Goods, 724-273-5552, firstname.lastname@example.org
Downtime sounds fairly straightforward, right? Unfortunately, busy schedules often prevent many families from spending enough time together simply relaxing and having fun.
With an overwhelming 96 percent of people believing it’s important to have downtime together as a family, according to research from Mintel Trends, you may be looking for some ways to do just that this summer.
Check out these great ideas for the warm weather months ahead:
Sunny day? A picnic can be extremely easy to prep on a moment’s notice. Pack some blankets on which to spread out, as well as lunch — which can be as simple as sandwiches, fruits, veggie sticks and dips. Bring along lawn games, such as a croquet, badminton or bocce set, or keep things simple with a couple of frisbees or a soccer ball. Then, find a shady spot in a nearby park to enjoy the afternoon. Don’t forget to take along some bags, in case there are no garbage cans around. You’ll want to leave the area as pristine as you found it.
Hit the Pool, Lake or Beach
Nothing says summer fun more than relaxing or splashing around at the pool, lake or beach on a hot day. And this is one activity that doesn’t require a lot of advance planning; just grab some SPF and a few pool floats and you’re ready to go. Easy to pack and inflate, the latest novelty pool floats from Intex are the perfect accessory to look cool while staying cool in the sun. Durable and trendy floats for all ages like the Angel Wings Mat, a Sit N Float lounger, Realistic Sea Turtle Ride On, even a juicy Strawberry Island or Watermelon Island, are available at select online, big box and specialty retailers. Just don’t forget to pack the camera because there will be plenty of picture-perfect selfies for any Instagram post!
Baseball, Up Close
Root, root, root for the home team at a minor league baseball game, where there are no bad seats and fans have more chances to interact with the players, pose with the mascot and even round the bases. A great activity for a weekend or even a family fun night mid-week, minor league baseball games are affordable, fun and local.
When the kids are out of school and the days are long, use all that downtime to your advantage, finding classic ways to unwind, reconnect and have fun.
Eastvale- In response to the illegal use of fireworks, the Eastvale Police Department, in conjunction with City of Eastvale Code Enforcement, Riverside County Fire, and Riverside County Animal Control, developed response plans to educate the public and to enforce all laws related to the illegal use and possession of fireworks within the city limits.
Beginning in June 2019, the Eastvale Police
Department launched an educational campaign to curtail the use of illegal
fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday. This campaign included video
Public Service Announcements, Social Media Outreach, and press releases.
The goal was to decrease calls for service, injuries to the public, and
property damage caused by the illegal use of fireworks.
On July 4, 2019, these agencies participated
in a proactive operation to combat the illegal use of fireworks in the City of
Eastvale. This operation began on 4th of July at 17:00 PM and ended on July
5, 2019, at 2:00 AM.
Deputies responded to 31 calls for service related to fireworks that were received through the Sheriff’s Department Dispatch Center and the Riverside Sheriff’s Department’s on-line reporting site.
A total of 14 citations were given to subjects in violation of the Eastvale Municipal Code which prohibits the possession and discharging of fireworks within the city limits.
Approximately 100 pounds of unused fireworks were confiscated and collected by the Sheriff’s Hazardous Device Team for destruction.
The Eastvale Police
Department would like to remind everyone that fireworks are illegal in
Riverside County and the City of Eastvale. We would also like to
encourage the reporting of the illegal use and possession of fireworks by
calling our Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at 951-800-950-2444 or through our online
reporting on the Sheriff’s Department webpage.
Heroes will be located at
Hamner Place, located at the intersection of Hamner Avenue and Schleisman Road,
bringing a new dining experience to our city.
We’ve heard our residents
loud and clear when it comes to elevating dining experiences in Eastvale and we
couldn’t agree more! The Eastvale community deserves a diverse variety of
options for family outings and special occasions.
This past year, we have
been working hard on restaurant recruitment and attraction. We surveyed all our
restaurants to identify what type of dining options were missing. We also
conducted a Restaurant Feedback Questionnaire to better understand our
community’s ideas on future development of restaurants in our community.
It was important to the
City that residents help lead us in the right direction as we focus on
recruitment and attraction as part of Economic Development. Since then, we have
been meeting with restaurateurs to identify how we can elevate dining
experiences in Eastvale.
Stay tuned for more
exciting news regarding dining experiences!
golf they have a term called a “Mulligan” which allows a player to hit another
shot. It is like a “do over” after you hit a really bad one. Can you remember a
time in your life where you wish you could rewind the clock or calendar and do
something over? A few years ago, my wife and I were invited to attend a wedding
north of Santa Barbara. She had recently finished chemotherapy so we decided to
drive half way to the wedding, spend the night at a hotel and drive the rest of
the way the next day.
looked online and found a few hotels near Ventura. One looked nice and had a
view of the harbor. There was also an Embassy Suite in the area on the beach
where I had attended a pastor’s conference, but it was twice the price. I reserved
the harbor one.
we arrived a few days later, we were very disappointed. The paint was pealing,
the TV in the room looked like it was from the 1950’s and the view of the
harbor wasn’t like the website!
we unpacked, I suggested we drive over to show my wife the conference site at
the Embassy Suite. It was gorgeous with flowing waterfalls, an impressive lobby
and an ocean view. The contrast was devastating. I felt terrible. I checked to
see if they still had any rooms but they were double what we saw online. Why
didn’t I book the Embassy Suite when I had the chance? Why did I trust
the website and select the hotel by the harbor? I wished I could have a
Mulligan. As we drove back to our hotel we noticed the sign on the building was
missing the letter “H” – it read “otel”. It was clear I had made the
I’m sure that all of us have done something or said something that we wish we could “do over”. Thankfully, the Bible says God is willing to forgive us for our sins and mistakes. He is gracious, compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love and kindness (Psalm 103:8 / Jonah 4:2). He is the God of the second chance. He gives us “do overs” we don’t deserve! Thankfully my wife was gracious and forgiving, too. I hope I don’t make this mistake again and hope you don’t either. When in doubt, go with the Embassy Suite and not the “otel”. You will be glad you did!
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 Efreedb.org
The universe has some treats in store for stargazers this month! We’ve compiled our list of the best night sky events happening in July 2019.
July 6: Mercury sinks past Mars: For about an hour after sunset on the evenings surrounding Saturday, July 6, Mercury’s orbital motion towards the sun will bring it less than 4 degrees to the lower left (south) of Mars. The two planets will be very low in the north-northwestern sky, embedded in twilight. Take care that the sun has completely disappeared below the horizon before attempting to search for them with binoculars or telescopes.
July 9: Saturn gets bright: Saturn will reach opposition on July 9, meaning it will be closest to Earth and appear brighter than usual in the night sky. Grab a telescope and get a glimpse of the planet’s dazzling rings.
July 16: Thunder Moon partial eclipse: The full moon for the month of July is known as the Thunder Moon, Buck Moon, the Ripe Corn Moon, the Hay Moon and the Old Moon. It falls on July 16 this year, the same time as a partial lunar eclipse (that will unfortunately not be visible from North America).
July 29 and 30: Double meteor showers! For two nights near the end of the month, skywatchers can look south to see the peak of both the Southern Delta Aquarids and the Alpha Capricornids. The two will combine for a total of about 25 meteors per hour.
July 31: Black Moon What is a black moon? It’s the opposite of a blue moon, AccuWeather explains. Instead of two full moons in a month, a black moon refers to two new moons in a month. This is good news for astronomy enthusiasts since it means plenty of good opportunities for star-gazing.
Coming Soon: Residential Developments, Chick-Fil-A & More
Eastvale– The City of Eastvale continues to grow and many establishments are in the development process before they can call Eastvale their home. Below is a list of developments that are in the process of being built, along with the most recent May update.
Goodman Retail Building CR-3–
Location: Southeast corner of Hamner Avenue and Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road and west of Goodman Way; Goodman Commerce Center
Update: Waiting for Tenant Improvements Plans for other
Prado Residential Development by Lennar–
Location: Southeast corner of Cucamonga Creek Channel and
Description: A gated community of 243 attached and detached
single-family homes on approximately 19 acres
Status: Project site is currently undergoing grading. Model
homes are under construction.
Update: Awaiting revised landscape plans.
Mes Amies Nail Salon Alcohol Sales–
Location: Eastvale Marketplace – 13334 Limonite Avenue,
Description: Conditional Use Permit for sales of beer, wine
and distilled spirits for on-site consumption
Update: Nail salon is in operation, but applicant is waiting
for an alcohol license from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
The Merge Retail and Industrial Center–
Location: Northeast corner of Limonite Avenue and Archibald
Description: Retail and light industrial center on an
approximately 26-acre site, and various Conditional Use Permits for certain
Updates: Construction building plans received April 24, 2019
for all industrial buildings (1 through 6) and are under review. Waiting for
resubmittal of construction plans for Sprouts and Starbucks. Construction plans
for all industrial buildings are under review.
Sendero Century Communities Front Loaded Homes–
Location: Northeast corner of Archibald Avenue and Chandler
Description: Front loaded homes (eastern side of the SEC
easement) at Sendero. This portion consists of 82 single-family homes.
Status: Under construction and model homes are open.
Updates: Applicant resubmitted On-site subdivision flags
signage plans May 6, 2019. On-site subdivision flags under review
Restaurant with Drive-Up Pickup Window (Pizza Hut)–
Location: Northwest corner of Hamner and Schleisman Ave
(between Fire Station 27 and 99 Cents Only Store)
Description: Restaurant (proposed to be a Pizza Hut) with a
drive-through pickup window. Two Conditional Use Permits for the operation of
the drive-through lane and alcohol sales for on-site consumption. Tentative
parcel map to subdivide the site into two parcels.
Update: Met with applicant May 9, 2019 to discuss comments.
Waiting for resubmittal.
Pulte Residential Development–
Location: Southeast corner of Limonite Avenue and Scholar
Way (west of Cloverdale Marketplace)
Description: Master Home Plan consisting of 79 residential
units. This tract was approved and finalized by the County prior to cityhood.
Update: Received revised elevations for Lot 54 on April 25,
2019 and comment provided on May 2, 2019.
Sunshine Growers Nursery–
Location: North of Riverside Drive; south of SR 60, east of
Milliken Avenue, west of I-15
Description: Installation of a 20,000 square-foot greenhouse
for a plant nursery for Sunshine Growers Nursery located on Riverside Dr. and
Update: Waiting for submittal for installation of propane
gas from applicant. Waiting for construction plan resubmittal.
Chevron at Lewis Retail at the Polopolus Property-
Location: 7180 Hamner Avenue; northeast corner of Hamner
Ave. and Schleisman Rd.
Description: New gas station with a 3,018 square-foot
convenience store, a 3,472 square-foot canopy with five (5) fueling dispensers,
and associated site improvements.
Update: Waiting for revised submittal.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Façade Modification–
Location: Eastvale Gateway; 12399 Limonite Avenue
Description: Minor Development Review to change the façade
of the former Sport Chalet store
Status: Approval letter for landscape plans sent on May 2,
Existing 7-Eleven on Hamner and Riverboat Alcohol CUP Amendment–
Location: 6993 Hamner Avenue Suite B-1
Description: An Amendment to Conditional Use permit No.
CUP0340, to allow the sales of distilled spirts (hard liquor) in addition to
beer and wine (Type 21) at the existing 7-11 convenience store.
Update: Planning Commission consideration on April 17, 2019.
The Planning Commission continued the project to May 15, 2019 and directed
staff to prepare a resolution for denial. Public hearing was held on May 15,
Retail Center Archibald and Chandler–
Location: Northwest corner of Archibald and Chandler
Description: A 2.71-acre mixed-use commercial development
comprised of a convenience store/ gas station/ carwash, a drive-through
restaurant, and an undeveloped pad to be submitted later.
Update: Waiting for revised submittal
The Campus Self-Storage Facility-
Location: West side of Archibald Avenue and South of
Description: Major Development Review and Conditional Use
Permit for development and operation of a 4-story, self-storage facility in the
front portion of The Campus development.
Update: Revised submittal received. Staff is reviewing
Chick-fil-A at Goodman Commerce Center–
Location: 5080 Hamner Avenue
Description: Major Development Review and Conditional Use
Permit for development and operation of a 4,833 sq. ft. restaurant with two
Update: Revised plans received on April 12th and April 29th.
Scheduled for Planning Commission meeting on May 15th
The Campus 7-Eleven Gas Station–
Location: The Campus (West side of Archibald and South of
Description: Major Development Review and Conditional Use
Permit for development and operation of a convenience store, gas station and
Update: Revised submittal received. Staff is reviewing