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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 https://www.eastvaleca.gov/…/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!”

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 renfestcorona.com. 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:

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 https://bit.ly/3L9PHr7 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!”

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.

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 economicdevelopment@eastvaleca.gov.

“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 www.downtowneastvale.com.

Mark Your Calendars

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Eastvale – There are so many events coming up that you don’t want to miss! Mark your calendars for the events below.

Eastvale’s Mulch & Compost Giveaway

When: Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Where: 13200 Citrus Street, Eastvale

Details: Eastvale residents can receive FREE mulch and compost at this event. Residents will be asked to provide their ID, sign a liability waiver, bring bags and shovels, and will be limited to ½ yard of mulch/compost.

The City is hosting this event because all cities are required to comply with Assembly Bill 1826 and Senate Bill 1383, which focus on organic waste recycling and reducing short-lived climate pollutants. Therefore, the city is partnering with Waste Management to provide this first-ever giveaway.

Run4Kids 5k and Fun Run

When: Saturday, March 25, 2023

Where: Auburndale Intermediate School, 1250 W. Parkridge Avenue, Norco

Details: 100 Mile Club as they are hosting two FREE events on March 25th. The first event will be a Run4Kids 5k starting at 8:00 a.m. and the second event will be a Free Fun Run beginning at 10:00 a.m. Runners will be able to enjoy a run, snacks, music, and activities. To register, visit 100mileclub.com/run4kids.

Blood Drive at Clara Barton

When: Thursday, April 20 from 2 pm to 8 pm

Where: Clara Barton Elementary, 7437 Corona Valley Avenue, Eastvale CA 92880

Details: Clara Barton is hosting a blood drive with American Red Cross. Schedule an appointment at redcrossblood.org and enter code: ClaraBarton

Earth Day Clean Up

When: Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 9 a.m.

Where: Starting at Harada Heritage Park

The Eastvale Kiwanis and the ERHS Key Club are teaming up with many local organizations to host yet another Earth Day Clean Up. Everyone is invited to meet at Harada Heritage Park at 9 a.m. to receive roadway assignments. After the clean up, everyone is invited back to the park to enjoy lunch.

Move Through Motivation’s Scholarship 5k Walk/Run

When: Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 7:30 am

Where: Eastvale Community Park, 12750 Citrus St., Eastvale

Details: Everyone is welcome. Help raise money for our youth! Registration for the race is $40 or you can donate if you are not able to participate. For more information and to register, visit https://www.movethroughmotivation.com/

Eastvale’s International Food Festival

When: May 20, 2023 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and May 21, 2023 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Scholar Way between Citrus St and Baltimore Ave

Details: Come enjoy several unique food, craft vendors, and musical artists representing cultures and countries from around the world. There will be a children’s activity area, international beer garden, a cultural public art display, and much more. Admission and parking are free. Interested vendors can reach out to events@eastvaleca.gov.

City of Eastvale News Complete Print Edition – March 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:

City Fighting For New Zip Code

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Eastvale – The City of Eastvale is looking for the community’s help to advocate for its own zip code.

Eastvale currently shares two zip codes with the cities of Corona and Jurupa Valley. The Eastvale team “launched a comprehensive campaign several months ago to advocate for its own independent zip code,” stated the City. “Currently, city staff are partnering with legislative members to introduce legislation and urge USPS to approve the zip code adjustments.”

Read the City’s article below to find out more about this issue, and then sign a letter of support. The City will compile letters and use them to continue fighting this effort.

City News Release:

The City of Eastvale currently has two Zoning Improvement Plan (ZIP) codes, “91752” and “92880,” that were previously assigned by the United States Postal Service (USPS). USPS developed ZIP codes to coordinate mail delivery efforts and route mail efficiency. ZIP Code “91752” represents the former Mira Loma unincorporated community that is shared between the Cities of Eastvale and Jurupa Valley; however, Mira Loma no longer exists as an unincorporated area after both cities incorporated. ZIP Code “92880” is currently only assigned to include addresses in Eastvale that are located west of Hamner Avenue.

While Eastvale does not currently share the “92880” ZIP code with neighboring jurisdictions, many addresses that were assigned in Corona prior to 2019 possess the “92880” ZIP code that are not updated in official records. This causes residents, businesses, agencies, and various entities to assume that the “92880” ZIP code is shared between Eastvale and Corona.  

Since the City’s incorporation in 2010, the City has experienced various challenges while sharing a ZIP Code with neighboring jurisdictions including:

  • Difficulty attracting certain businesses to expand in Eastvale given that commercial developers and businesses evaluate expansion decisions based on trade areas that are analyzed by zip codes;
  • Wayfinding and mail delivery challenges as many addresses in Eastvale are listed as “Corona,” “Jurupa Valley,” or “Mira Loma;”
  • Possible increased insurance payments and rates due to being grouped with other jurisdictions;
  • Confusion with voter registration and elections;
  • Impacts to the City’s efforts to build community identity;
  • Possible delays in response efforts in the event of a large-scale emergency; and
  • Eligibility of sport league participation.

City’s Advocacy Efforts

City staff recently launched a comprehensive endeavor for Eastvale to obtain an independent ZIP code. The City is:

  • Talking with wayfinding platforms to ensure that drivers are directed to destinations in Eastvale appropriately
  • Talking with businesses to encourage their employees to identify their branch locations as “Eastvale” instead of other jurisdictions’ names
  • Talking with postal carriers to identify solutions to mail delivery issues
  • Talking with legislators to obtain support at the Federal, State, and County level.

How You Can Help

In order for the City to obtain an independent zip code, the U.S. Congress must enact legislation to officially consolidate the City’s zip code boundaries. The City is actively collaborating with congressmembers to ensure that progress is being made at the Federal level. However, the City encourages residents and community groups to submit letters or comments supporting the City having its own independent zip code. These letters and comments greatly demonstrate that the community supports the City’s endeavor. Letters of support can be filled out below or emailed to the City’s Senior Management Analyst, Alexander Fung, at afung@eastvaleca.gov.

Letter of support can be found at: http://www.eastvaleca.gov/community/independent-zip-code-advocacy-project

City staff are also happy to provide presentations to local community organizations regarding the City’s independent zip code advocacy efforts. Interested individuals can contact Mr. Fung at afung@eastvaleca.gov to schedule a presentation.

Crime Recap

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Eastvale/Norco – In the last month, there have been several crimes reports and updates to previous crimes.

Incident: DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned

Location: Norco


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

Details courtesy of the Riverside Sheriff’s Department: The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Norco Sheriff Station will hold a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and DUI Saturation Checkpoint on Friday, February 24, 2023, from 7:00 pm to 4:00 am 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 Department 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 Department 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: Hit & Run Fatal Traffic Collision

Location: Eastvale

Details: On February 16, 2023, about 6:35 PM, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, Jurupa Valley Station, responded to a fatal hit and run collision on Sumner Ave. and 68th Street, in the city of Eastvale.

Read the story on page 1 of the Eastvale News for the full details.

Incident: Suspects involved in multiple Catalytic Converter Thefts Arrested

Location: Eastvale

Details courtesy of the Riverside Sheriff’s Department: During the last few months of the year 2022, multiple Riverside County residents were victims of catalytic converter thefts where the suspects brandished a firearm at victims to discourage them from interrupting their criminal activity. Deputies assigned to the city of Eastvale Special Enforcement Team worked tirelessly and cooperatively with several neighboring law enforcement agencies to include San Bernardino County agencies in attempts to locate and arrest the suspects.

The partnership with all agencies proved to be successful on January 17, 2023.  During the early morning hours, a black Dodge Challenger became involved in a high-speed vehicle pursuit through several counties. The vehicle ultimately crashed, and two juvenile suspects were arrested. Deputies searched the vehicle and located an AR-15 rifle BB gun, floor jack, reciprocating saw and saw blades.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank all the cooperating agencies who assisted in the investigation and apprehension of these suspects. It is without doubt the partnership and communication between agencies played a key role in this investigation.

As a reminder, “Community Policing” involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. 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 by calling 909-987-5005.

Catalytic converter thefts remain a high priority for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Anyone with additional information regarding catalytic converter thefts is encouraged to contact Deputy Aguilar from the Special Enforcement Team at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2659.

Incident: Suspect released on bail

Location: Eastvale
Details: Michael Marende was arrested for Sexual Battery in December after groping a woman in a business parking lot off Limonite Avenue. He was released from court on February 7. Official documents state he is on summary probation for 12 months, required to register as a sex offender, prohibited from being within 100 yards of 12660 Limonite Avenue in Eastvale
(local Target), and cannot relocate from California.

Eastvale Crime Facebook pages are posting updates of his whereabouts to keep the community safe. They refer to him as “two-tone” due to his hair being two colors. Many residents have commented on posts that he has followed them or made remarks to women. Community members state he resides in the Heartland Community off Scholar Way and Limonite and walks in the area often. Anyone that experiences any uncomfortable encounters with him or sees him near the Target off Limonite, should call the Police as soon as possible.

Original report:

On December 21, 2022, deputies assigned to the city of Eastvale responded to a business in the 12500 block of Limonite Avenue regarding a report of a sexual battery.  The victim informed deputies that an unknown male intentionally walked closely behind her and groped her as she was walking from the parking lot.

Based on the suspect description and store surveillance, deputies recognized the suspect as Michael Marende, a 32-year-old resident of Eastvale. Deputies attempted to contact the suspect close by the shopping center, but he fled from them and was not apprehended.

On December 22, 2022, deputies responded to a follow-up call regarding Marende loitering in the same area. Marende attempted to run away from the deputies, but was detained and arrested. Marende was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for Sexual Battery.

Eastvale Man Killed In Hit and Run

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Eastvale – A 70-year-old man from Eastvale was killed after a hit and run collision on February 16.

At around 6:35 p.m. that Thursday evening, Daniel Beavers was attempting to cross the street on the intersection of Sumner Ave. and 68th Street when a black Mercedes-Benz SUV hit him at an underdetermined speed. The driver of the SUV allegedly fled the scene after the impact.

Witnesses called 911 immediately and one resident said he followed the SUV to attempt to get her license plate. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, Jurupa Valley Station, arrived on-scene and immediately began rendering medical aid to Beavers when they found him. However, despite life-saving efforts, Beavers was pronounced deceased at the scene at around 7:10 p.m.  

Deputies located the suspect on Mission Boulevard, who was later identified as Cathie Jiaping Lee, 56. She was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on charges of 20001 CVC – Hit & Run w/ Injury. At the time, intoxication did not appear to be a factor in this incident, according to the news release.

The Sheriff’s Department closed the northbound and southbound traffic lanes of Sumner Ave. after the incident, between 68th Street and Schleisman Road.

As news reports were released to social media, the community shared wonderful stories of Mr. Beavers in the comments. They said he was a joyous man who was always smiling, kind to everyone he met, and who loved serving at his church every Sunday. He also loved his wife and children dearly. Many in the community said he would be deeply missed and shared that they would be praying for the family.

However, on the City’s Facebook post, many residents expressed their frustration with the speeding and distracted driving throughout Eastvale. They said the area between Sumner and 68th is also very dark and only has stop signs, so residents shared that a traffic light is needed in this intersection and they hoped this incident will push to obtain one.

The news release of the collision circled other local Facebook group pages and the community expressed their dissatisfaction of Lee being released on bail early Friday morning. Then, residents shared that Lee was actually spotted at the City’s Lantern Festival last week, where she sang several songs on stage. Residents were outraged that Lee hit and killed a man, fled the scene, but she still showed up to perform at a City event just a few days after.

On a Facebook post, Mayor Todd Rigby commented to address the concern: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Beaver family during this difficult time. Regarding the performance of an individual at the Lantern Festival, the event promoter, Panana Events was in charge of and coordinated all entertainment. As most performances were group performances, Panana Events or the City did not receive individual performers names within each group. As the city was notified of a concern regarding a potential individual performer within a group, the City nor Riverside Sheriff’s Department were able to 100% identify that performer. As this is a very tragic event that has occurred in our city, we trust that the court system will bring justice to the person responsible. We thank Riverside Sheriff’s Department for keeping our community safe during this event.”

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Packer of the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099.

City of Eastvale News Complete Print Edition – February 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:

Upcoming Eastvale Events

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Eastvale – There are several events coming up this new year. Save the dates below.

CERT Training

When: January 27 to January 29, 2023

Details: This FREE training is 20 hours spread out over the course of three days and will cover basic response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Visit www.eastvaleCA.gov/CERT to register.

Riverside County Small Business Conference

When: February 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Marriott Riverside

Cost: $25 per ticket

Details: The City of Eastvale is partnering with the Small Business Development Center as they provide the education, resources, and information needed to grow and drive revenue to your business. You’ll get the opportunity to network with local business owners and local and state legislators. Sign up here: ociesbdc.org/rivco-con!

Lantern Festival

When: February 18 and 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: 7447 Scholar Way, Eastvale

Details: Eastvale is partnering with Panana Night Market and Yaamava Resort & Casino for this year’s Lantern Festival. They will be celebrating the Lunar New Year by taking the Lantern Festival to the streets. There are currently 150 vendors so far but you can submit vendor inquiries to events@eastvaleca.gov.

Two Riverside County Deputies Killed

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Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department; Pictured: Deputy Isaiah Cordero

Eastvale – Two Riverside County Sheriff Deputies were killed in the line of duty within the last month. The first was Deputy Isaiah Cordero who was fatally shot on December 29, 2022, and the second was Deputy Darnell Calhoun who was fatally shot on January 13, 2023. Prior to these incidents, the last time a Riverside County Deputy was killed in the line of duty was in 2003, according to Sheriff Chad Bianco during a press conference.

On Dec. 29, shortly after 2 pm, Deputy Cordero initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 3900 block of Golden West Ave. in Jurupa Valley. As Deputy Cordero approached the vehicle, the driver pulled out a gun, shot Deputy Cordero, then fled the scene. A witness called 911 and nearby residents attempted to assist Deputy Cordero until law enforcement and paramedics arrived, according to Sheriff Bianco. Law Enforcement from Riverside County and San Bernardino County began a massive manhunt and located the suspect in San Bernardino County. A vehicle pursuit continued to Jurupa Valley off the 60 and 15 freeway. The pursuit ended with a single car accident and a shootout, where the suspect was fatally killed. Deputy Cordero passed away that afternoon. 

The suspect was later identified as William Shea McKay, who had an extensive criminal history and was arrested three times prior. However, during his last trial, the judge lowered his bail and allowed him to be released twice, according to Sheriff Bianco. His bail should have been 25 years to life, he added.

Deputy Isaiah Cordero, age 32, was an 8-year veteran of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. He started as a correctional deputy at Robert Presley Detention Center in 2014 and continued at the Larry Smith Correctional Center and Indio Jail. He became a Deputy Sheriff in 2018 and was transferred to the Jurupa Valley Station in 2020. “Deputy Cordero learned from his mother the value of serving and helping others. His goal from the day he was hired was to become a motor deputy,” said Sheriff Bianco. “He was a jokester around the station, and all of our deputies considered him their little brother.”

Deputy Cordero is survived by his parents. His funeral service and procession took place on Friday, January 6 in Riverside.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department posted the following: “We are humbled by the tremendous show of support yesterday as we laid Deputy Isaiah Cordero to rest. From members of the public lining the streets, to the thousands who attended the service both in person and online, to the immense show of law enforcement agencies from across the country, your presence over the past week has kept us going. To the Cordero family: we promise to keep Isaiah’s memory alive. You are forever a part of the tan and green family.”

If you would like to donate to the Cordero family, here is the link to the donation page: https://helpahero.com/campaign/deputy-isaiah-cordero?fbclid=IwAR3UY8DbnnkGyARYbZSnoZ2MAAs26kLbGxjKiHB0TI35Zjn38cffIWoNGhk.

Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department; Pictured: Deputy Darrell Calhoun

On the evening of Jan. 13, Deputy Darnell Calhoun answered a domestic violence call in the 18500 block of Hilldale Lane, near Lake Elsinore. Deputy Calhoun was the first to arrive, but law enforcement is unsure about the initial contact. Deputy Calhoun was found wounded in the street by the second Deputy to arrive, according to Sheriff Bianco at a press conference. A gunfight between the suspect and the second Deputy ensued. The suspect was hit, treated at the scene, and transported to the hospital. The suspect is in critical condition and was later identified as Jesse Navarro, 42, of Lake Elsinore. Deputy Calhoun passed away that evening.

Deputy Calhoun served as a Police Officer for the San Diego Police Department for two years and began at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in February 2022.

“Deputy Calhoun’s character as an encourager, a protector and a mentor embodied the Service Above Self pride of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department,” stated the Help A Hero website. “His relationship, love and service to Jesus Christ emboldened his impact on the many walks of life he encountered.”

“Deputy Calhoun, 30, was a husband, a father of two young boys (ages 2 and 4), and a third baby boy on the way. Darnell loved and served Jesus with his church community joyfully. He will be remembered as a son, a brother, a grandson, a nephew, a cousin, a son-in-law, a brother-in-law, and a loyal friend. “

On Jan. 17, the City of Lake Elsinore hosted a candlelight vigil in honor of Deputy Darnell Calhoun. Hundreds of people gathered to remember the Deputy and mourn together as a community. An additional vigil was held on Jan. 18 in the City of Murrieta at the Town Square Park Amphitheater.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office released the following message on behalf of the Calhoun family:

“Since the tragic loss of Darnell, our family has received an outpouring of love and support from our community for which we are immensely grateful. While we are heartbroken, we also celebrate the gift of Darnell – the husband, father, son, brother, and deputy. His life, though cut short, is a blessing. Our faith in Jesus will carry us through this and we know we will be reunited with Darnell once again. His life, his commitment and dedication to his family and his community will remain an inspiration. He was genuine, kind, loyal, and had the heart of a servant. We take great comfort in knowing that Darnell led a life well lived. We are grateful to our community, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, and law enforcement agencies around the country that have uplifted us.

While we respect and are thankful and grateful for the community, we ask that the media respect our privacy during this difficult time. Thank you for your continued love and prayers.”

If you would like to donate to the Calhoun family, here is the link to the donation page: https://helpahero.com/campaign/deputy-darnell-calhoun?fbclid=IwAR2K-69d4bFjsgGkctb0Nv9QkAAwh6P1vFJmGWILF-it4V8tbvWey91vYcw

January 9th was National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Please take a minute to tell your local law enforcement how much you appreciate them and thank them for putting their life on the line every day.

The City of Eastvale stated they are “proud to recognize and honor those that serve the Eastvale community! The Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station serves the community year-round, keeping us safe at our events, shopping centers, parks, and in our homes. We would not be the amazing city we are without them.”

They added, “Thank you again to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for all that you do and another special thank you to the Jurupa Valley Station for taking such great care of us here in the City of Eastvale!”

New Engine-Braking Prohibition Ordinance

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Eastvale – Last month, the City of Eastvale City Council voted to adopt an Engine-Braking Prohibition Ordinance to reduce noise disturbance in Eastvale. “The Ordinance prohibits the use of any engine retarding brake systems designed to support the deceleration or braking of any vehicle that results in excessive, loud, unusual, or explosive noises. It also states that the prohibition of engine-braking would apply to designated truck routes in Eastvale,” stated the City.

The ordinance began on Dec. 9. From this date forward, “the use of any engine retarding brake systems designed to support the deceleration or braking of any vehicle that results in excessive, loud, unusual, or explosive noises along Eastvale’s truck routes (except in case of emergencies) shall be prohibited,” stated the City.

Specific diesel engine retarders were originally designed to “utilize a vehicle’s engine to aid in the slowing and controlling of a vehicle,” stated a news release. “When activated, the engine brake alters the operation of the engine’s exhaust valves. This use of engine-braking in vehicles causes significant noises from the compression release. Many compare these noises to sounds generated by jackhammers and lawnmowers.”

The news release continues: “While engine-braking offers drivers more control over vehicle movements and relief to service brakes, the noise generated is described as loud, unusual, disruptive, and explosive by nearby individuals. Such noises can be irritating and impact the surrounding communities’ quality of life.”

Illegal engine-braking activities can be reported to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office at (951) 776-1099. To view a map of the designated truck routes in the City and to learn more about this ordinance, please visit eastvalca.gov under the “Community” tab.

New Eastvale Mayor and Council

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Courtesy: City of Eastvale

Eastvale – The City of Eastvale has a new Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, new Councilmembers, and a new City Manager.

At the Dec. 14 City Council meeting, new members of the Eastvale City Council were sworn in, a new Mayor and a new Mayor Pro Tem was appointed. Last month, a new City Manager was also selected.

The December meeting began with accepting the declaration of the Nov. 8th General and Special Municipal Elections. Then a presentation was given for outgoing Mayor Clint Lorimore and outgoing Councilmember Brandon Plott.

An Oath of Office took place for Todd Rigby, Councilmember for District 1, Clint Lorimore, Councilmember for District 3, Jocelyn Yow, and Councilmember for District 4, Mike McMinn, Councilmember for District 5.

The Council appointed Todd Rigby as the new Eastvale Mayor and Christian Dinco as the new Mayor Pro Tem with a unanimous vote for both. The Mayor and the Mayor Pro Tem will preside until the last City Council meeting of 2023.

At the Nov. 16 Eastvale City Council meeting, the Council also appointed Mark Orme as the new Eastvale City Manager. They approved the proposed Employment Agreement for the Position of City Manager as well. The motion passed with a 4-0 vote. Councilmember Yow was not present at the meeting, but former Mayor Clint Lorimore said that prior to this meeting, the decision to hire Orme was unanimous.

“The City conducted a rigorous and extensive recruitment process for the selection of a new City Manager,” stated the Eastvale Agenda Staff Report. The report explained that they conducted two rounds of interviews with applicants before selecting Mr. Orme. Contract negotiations were also conducted, according to the report.

During the meeting, Councilmember Dinco stated that he thinks Orme is “going to lead the City in a really positive way to Eastvale’s next chapter. With so much development happening in the future and so many great opportunities coming for the City, I’m really excited to potentially approve this employment agreement with Mark Orme tonight.”

Orme was previously the City Manager for the City of Chico for approximately 8 years. Prior to that, he served as the Assistant City Manager in Chico. For more information about Orme, visit page 2 of our Eastvale News December 2022 publication.

City of Eastvale News Complete Print Edition – November 2022

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

Here We Grow

Businesses Now Open

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Courtesy: City of Eastvale

Eastvale – Several new businesses have officially opened in Eastvale.  

Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheesecake recently opened at 4916 Hamner Avenue, Suite #110.

Tetsushi Mizokami founded the original Uncle Tetsu in Hakata, Japan in 1985, according to the City. “Since its debut, Tetsushi’s cheesecakes have become an international phenomenon and stores have been opened throughout the nation. These made-from-scratch cakes combine the richness of American cheesecake with the lightness of French soufflés. They’re admired for their lighter quality and balanced sweetness that provide the perfect taste and texture combination.”

Crying Tiger Thai Bistro & Bar has also officially opened their doors in Eastvale. At Crying Tiger, you will enjoy dried curry beef, pad thai, their signature crying tiger dish, crab omelets, eggplant tofu, and so much more. This eatery has upscale seating options and a full bar with signature drinks. Crying Tiger Thai Bistro & Bar is located at The Station and is open Sunday through Saturday, between 11:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Crying Tiger’s neighbor, Sunright Tea Studio, has also opened as well. Sunright Tea Studio offers various drinks, including pudding boba milk, Oreo brulee boba, red bean boba, cheese foam drinks, taro frosties, lattes, matcha, and many others. They are located at 49160 Hamner Avenue, Suite 100 and are open every day from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

A few ribbon cuttings also took place in September, welcoming two newest businesses: 9Round Fitness and Serene Medical Aesthetics. 9Round is a kickboxing fitness studio that is located at The Merge at 14063 Limonite Ave, Suite 140. Serene Aesthetics Med Spa is located at the Marketplace at the Enclave at 14252 Schleisman Road.

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

By En yu Chang

“It takes ten years of practice for one minute on the stage” a piece of melodic music, a beautiful dance, a set of accurate expressions, plus the audience’s applause, this is dance. Since I was a kid, I’ve loved dancing, especially aerial yoga, and K-pop dance.

After successfully setting up a dance workshop for small children at our church, I soon realized that I enjoyed teaching children to dance as much as I enjoyed dancing. Especially during the pandemic, when most children became languid and inactive in isolation of varying degrees, I relished the reward of watching children break out of their shells and have fun. Introvert children and those who were the only child in their families took more patient coaxing and empathic listening. Still, when they got into the music and paid attention to unison and formation, my sense of accomplishment and joy was all the sweeter. We turn no one away.

As the President of Dancing With The Kids Club, I’m inviting the church, kindergarten, and elementary school educators to kindly open the door and allow us to come to sign up for dance sessions. We can work out the arrangements. The sessions will culminate in a performance show funded entirely by our club’s fundraising drives at no cost to your school.

The following is my contact information: Remind: @erhsdwtk; Instagram: erhs_dwtk; Website: https://erhsdwtk.web.app/; and Email: erhsdancingwiththekids@gmail.com

I might not be the best dancer this side of Twice, but I’m a very good dance teacher.

Three years of working with children and learning choreography have served me well. Our children are urged in my workshop to dance like nobody’s watching, but they will always be comfortable knowing that whenever they dance off or even goof off, I’m there watching and admiring.