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Upcoming Eastvale Events

Staff Reports

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

Staff Reports

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.

Here We Grow

Businesses Now Open

Staff Reports

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.”

Courtesy: City of Eastvale

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.

Crime Recap

Staff Reports

Eastvale – In the last month, one major crime took place in the City of Eastvale and the Sheriff’s Department issued several announcements.

This information is courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department:

On October 17, 2022, at 12:14 AM, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a shooting at a residence in the 12000 block of Craigburn Circle in Eastvale. Upon arriving, deputies located two males suffering from gunshot wounds. One male was pronounced deceased at the scene and the other male was transported to a nearby hospital for further medical care. A crime scene was secured and the Central Homicide Unit responded to assume the investigation. The identities of the victims are being withheld pending next of kin notification. There are no suspects outstanding and the investigation is on-going.

Update: The victim in this case has been identified as Kelvin Jackett, a 51-year-old male resident of Eastvale. The investigation is on-going.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are encouraged to call Investigator Manjarrez of the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Medina of the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station 951-955-2600.

This information is courtesy of our Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Department:

The City of Eastvale’s Special Enforcement Team (SET) has also been extremely busy this year handling all types of criminal activity including illegal residential indoor marijuana cultivation. The process of converting a residence into an indoor marijuana nursery in the City of Eastvale is not only illegal under California law but it also brings hefty fines from city Code Enforcement. Additionally, the amount of electricity used to operate an indoor marijuana nursery not only poses a fire danger to the home, but places neighboring homes in danger who share the same power box. Residential power lines were not designed to draw 15 times the amount of power compared to the consumption of a normal family household.

To put all this into perspective, the Eastvale SET team recently served a search warrant at [an Eastvale] residence and located an indoor marijuana nursery. The occupants of the home were arrested for felony charges and the home owners were provided with a hefty $250,000 fine from Code Enforcement. As far as the amount of power draw from this home, the electricity bills ranged between $5,000 and $6,000 per month. That’s a lot of power!

The Eastvale SET team highly discourages anyone from operating and indoor marijuana nursery in the City of Eastvale. If you know anyone in the City of Eastvale or believe your neighbors are operating a residential indoor marijuana nursery, please contact the Eastvale Special Enforcement Team by calling the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600. You can remain anonymous.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department also issued the follow news release:

October is National Pedestrian Safety Month and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department—Jurupa Valley Station, will raise awareness about the safety of people walking throughout the month, emphasizing that “safe drivers, safe speeds and safe vehicles save lives.”

“Whether in a parking lot, crosswalk, or sidewalk, we are all pedestrians at one point,” Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Deputy Richard Comstock said. “Drivers, please slow down and be extra careful around people walking. Put yourself in their shoes and drive how you would want someone to drive when you are walking.”

The safety of people outside of vehicles is a significant traffic safety concern, with at least two pedestrians or bicyclists killed on California roads every day. Between 2010 and 2019 in California, pedestrian deaths increased more than 40 percent and bicyclist deaths went up more than 60 percent. In 2020, 6,516 pedestrians were killed in the United States an average of 18 pedestrians a day and one pedestrian killed every 81 minutes.

Speeding, poor lighting, mid-block crossing and impairment are the main factors in pedestrians being struck by vehicles.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department—Jurupa Valley Station, offers the following safe driving and walking tips:

Drivers

  • Do not speed and slow down at intersections. Be prepared to stop for pedestrians at marked and unmarked crosswalks.
  • Avoid blocking crosswalks while waiting to make a right-hand turn.
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Pedestrians

  • Use signalized crosswalks where drivers expect foot traffic.
  • Watch for approaching vehicles and be careful crossing the street, especially busier streets with higher speed limits. At 30 mph, a driver needs at least 90 feet to come to a stop.
  • Get in the habit of wearing light colors, reflective material, and walking with a flashlight at night so it is easier for drivers to see you.

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

Eastvale Election On Nov. 8

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Eastvale – The community is encouraged to vote on Nov. 8 for our next elected Eastvale City Councilmembers. Each of the five Councilmembers are directly elected by the registered voters of their district, according to the City. There are four open Council seats for Districts 1, 3, 4, and 5. District 2 will be open to vote in 2024.

The positions of Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem are not directly elected. The elected City Council will select the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem and those positions typically serve a calendar year.

The current qualified City Council candidates include the following:

District 1: Todd Rigby

District 3: Clint Lorimore

District 4: Raul Gutierrez, Anuradha Saini, and Jocelyn Yow

District 5: Michael McMinn, Michelle Sheen, and Richard Duran

To determine which district you can vote for, enter your address at https://www.eastvaleca.gov/government/city-clerk-s-office/elections

You can also vote early in person at any of the 11-day or 4-day Vote Centers in Riverside County.

The following in-person vote center will take place from Oct. 29 – Nov. 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and on Election Day, Nov. 8 from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.:

– Harada Neighborhood Center Activity Room C – 13099 65th Street, 91752

The following in-person vote centers will take place from Nov. 5 – Nov. 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and on Election Day, Nov. 8 from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.:

– City of Eastvale City Hall Council Chamber – 12363 Limonite Ave, Suite 910, 91752

– Eleanor Roosevelt High School Library – 7447 Scholar Way, 91751

– Rosa Parks Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room – 13830 Whispering Hills Drive, 91752

The following mail drop off centers will be available from Oct. 11 – Nov. 7, Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and on Election Day, Nov. 8 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

– Eastvale Community Center – 13820 Schleisman Road, 91752

The following mail drop off centers will be available from Oct. 11 – Nov. 7 during regular City business hours and on Election Day, Nov. 8 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

– City of Eastvale City Hall Council Chamber – 12363 Limonite Ave, Suite 910, 91752

To find out more about the other Vote Centers located in Riverside County, visit www.voteinfo.net. For questions about voting at City Hall or the Community Center, reach out to cityclerk@eastvaleca.gov.

October Events In Eastvale

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Eastvale – Stop by these fun events this month and enjoy with your family and friends. 

If your family loves spooky fun, stop by the City’s annual Eek!Vale event on Saturday, October 22 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, October 23, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will take place at 13200 Citrus Street, Eastvale. You will enjoy a fun haunted house tour and haunted maze, pumpkin derby, pumpkin patch, live music, rock walls, inflatables, food trucks, and cultural vendors and art displays. Everything from the entrance, to the parking, to the maze, to the entertainment is FREE! The Eastvale Girls Softball Association (EGSA) will also co-host the annual trunk-or-treat event.

The Eek!Vale event will also celebrate Día De Los Muertos and feature an Ofrenda created by the community. Ofrenda’s are normally decorated with photographs, food, drinks, flowers, candles, and more to honor loved ones who have passed. This year, a community ofrenda will be set up during the entirety of Eek!Vale. Visitors are welcome to submit photos of their loved ones to events@eastvaleca.gov and they will be printed them out and added to the ofrenda along with treats and music.

Another great event is Calvary Chapel Eastvale’s annual Bright Night on October 31. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Orchard Park. Come enjoy a free event of decorated booths, candy, jumpers, music, and food. Visit calvaryeastvale.org for more information.

If you’re looking for something scarier on October 31,stop by the Coffin Creek Haunted House located at 14600 Baron Rd., Eastvale CA. 92880. Coffin Creek has haunted attractions and the Dark Shadow Market. Visit their spooky website at Coffincreek.com for more information.

One Opinion

Pastor Dennis Morales
Pastor Dennis Morales

By Pastor Dennis Morales

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven…” Matthew 7:21-23

An umpire named Babe Pinelli once called Babe Ruth out on strikes. When the crowd booed with sharp disapproval at the call, the legendary Ruth turned to the umpire with scorn and said, “There’s 40,000 people here who know that the last pitch was a ball, tomato head.” Suspecting that the umpire would erupt with anger, the coaches and players braced themselves for Ruth’s ejection. However, the cool headed Pinelli replied, “Maybe so, Babe, but mine is the only opinion that counts.”

When it comes to Heaven, God’s opinion is the only one that counts. I believe people tread shaky ground when they assert their own personal philosophy as to how God will judge. These two verses in Matthew chapter 7 are known to be among the “scariest” or thought provoking in Scripture. Toward the end of the Sermon on the Mount (which begins in Matthew 5), Jesus gives a final warning about what true faith is. Jesus warns His disciples that there will be wolves in sheep clothing who preach a good game and can even perform miracles, but they are not His followers. Jesus wasn’t referring to their works, he was referring to their hearts. He knows the thoughts and hearts of men (1 Samuel 16:7).

Christianity without faith is nominal. Nominal Christianity is religion. Nominal Christianity doesn’t get us into His presence for eternity, it’s faith. Scripture says “without faith, it’s impossible to please the Lord” (Hebrews 11:6). Scripture also says it is by “faith that we are made right with God” (Romans 5:1). In Mark 10, Jesus encounters a “Rich Young Ruler.” The Rich Young Ruler said “Lord, how can I have eternal life?” Jesus replied, “sell everything and follow me.” The Ruler went away sad and dejected. Why? Because it would have taken “faith” to give up everything he owned and follow Him. Jesus, our good physician, will always give you the right advise (Mark 2:17).

Calvary Chapel Eastvale meets Sundays 8:30 & 10:30 am at Eastvale Elementary. Visit their website at http://www.calvaryeastvale.org. Download their app to be up to date on all events. Livestream, YouTube live, and Facebook live is available.

Here We Grow

Courtesy: City of Eastvale; ProSe Legal recently had
their ribbon cutting ceremony.

New Businesses and Programs

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Eastvale – Several new businesses have opened in Eastvale and new programs continue to thrive. The City has also recently won an award.

On Friday, Sept. 16, Eastvale’s newest business, 9Round Kickboxing Fitness, had their grand opening. They are located at Limonite Avenue, Suite 140, in Eastvale.

ProSe Legal also had their ribbon cutting ceremony earlier this month. ProSe Legal “provides a wide variety of document preparation services for all seasons of life,” stated the City. “Their team of compassionate, knowledgeable document assistants are eager to assist you in navigating the sometimes-complicated world of the legal process and provide you peace of mind.” ProSe Legal is located at The Station, at 5010 Hamner Ave, Suite 100.

Eastvale is growing in other ways such as new programs and awards.

In early September, the City of Eastvale received the 2022 Excellence in Public Information & Communication Award of Distinction from the California Association of Public Information Officials.  The award was given from the Special or Community Events category for the City’s “Taste the World in Eastvale” International Food Festival Event.

Programs are also a big hit in Eastvale, such as the Adopt a Roadway Program. This program originated in 2017 to “encourage individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to be continuously involved in the beautification of the city,” stated a news release. “Groups are required to clean their roadway at least once every two months and submit a report following their clean-ups. After a group completes two cleanups, a sign is placed at their section.” This program is thriving because the following groups recently completed enough clean-ups to qualify for their roadway sign: Eastvale STEM Academy, Boy Scout Troop 251, Builders Club, Nigerians in Corona and Eastvale, Alliance Jiu Jitsu, Masala House, and First Team Real Estate. If you’d like to learn more about the program, please visit the City website or email mkortsen@eastvaleca.gov.

Another program that continues to thrive is the Military Banner Program. “The program was created to recognize and celebrate Eastvale residents or their immediate family members currently serving in active duty in the United States Armed Forces.” Applications are accepted twice a year, January to March, and June to September. Applications submitted this month will be on display in November.  If you are interested in participating in this program, visit the City website at www.eastvaleca.gov and fill out an application.

New Owners for Downtown Eastvale Phase I

Courtesy: City of Eastvale

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Eastvale – The City of Eastvale issued a news release discussing that the Leal Ranch Property officially 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.

“The New Home Company is committed to the growth and prosperity of the City of Eastvale by bringing together a magical destination for residents and guests,” stated the news release. “The future downtown will serve as an economic catalyst for the community by welcoming new businesses and employment opportunities for Eastvale.”

Mayor Clint Lorimore expressed his excitement of the new Downtown. “With the close of escrow on the Leal Property, we are excited to get to work on the planning for Downtown Eastvale! A destination location, Eastvale’s Downtown will be a place for the community and region to come together to enjoy new dining options, retail, entertainment, and our very own Civic Center!”

The news release outlined the background of how the project developed. “In December of 2017, the City of Eastvale adopted the Leal Master Plan and certified the Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) to facilitate the development of the Leal property, which is approximately 158.6 acres in size,” stated the City. “The Leal Master Plan establishes Eastvale’s vision to create a dynamic, distinctive downtown with mixed-use, retail, office, hotel, housing, public spaces, and a civic center.”

“In 2021, the property owner entered into escrow with the developer, The New Home Company, to purchase the land and develop the site as a comprehensive, integrated community. Earlier this year, the City Council approved a Development Agreement between the City of Eastvale and The New Home Company for a 20-year term. With the development agreement, 495,000 square feet of the retail/commercial space will be City controlled and operated. Businesses interested in leasing opportunities should contact economicdevelopment@eastvaleca.gov.”

When announced, residents took to social media to discuss their opinions of the additional houses expected and lack of schools. This was the City’s response: “Thank you everyone for your comments and feedback. The housing identified in this project will help satisfy the State mandated Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) requirement assigned to the City. This site was also identified in the recently adopted Housing Element as a site for future housing in the City, to help satisfy the RHNA requirement. Regarding additional schools, only Corona Norco Unified School District has the authority to build schools. The City has no ability to authorize additional schools. For more information, please see the FAQ regarding this project in the following link: https://bit.ly/3KvW8T9

Pine Ave Construction Begins

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Eastvale/Chino – Construction has now begun on Pine Avenue between West Preserve Loop and Harvest/Homecoming due to the development of the Town Center at The Preserve in Chino.

“Improvements include widening the road to 5 lanes, 2 new traffic signals, repaving of Pine and installation of underground utilities & center medians,” stated the City. “Once completed, this project will relieve congestion & improve traffic flow on Pine Avenue.” The project is slated to be completed in Spring 2023.

Congestion is expected to increase due to the construction, so local residents are encouraged to use the alternative route on Archibald to Merrill.

Residents are also encouraged to bookmark www.cityofchino.org/roadclosures for updates or sign up for alerts by visiting www.cityofchino.org/chinonotify.

City of Eastvale News Complete Print Edition – August 2022

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Here We Grow: Construction Updates

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Eastvale – There are several updates on construction in the City.

The Hamner Avenue Bridge and Widening project is expected to be complete in Spring 2023. In 2020, the City of Norco and the Riverside County Transportation Department began this $71-million-dollar project. “Once complete, the Berwin Hanna Bridge on Hamner Avenue over the Santa Ana River will be 1,200 feet long and 12-foot-wide travel lanes,” stated the City. “Last week crews were placing 800 cubic yards of concrete in the bridge interior of the northern segment. Crews were also stripping the beams and wood forms on the western span.”


The Homestead project over on Limonite and Archibald Avenue is nearly complete as well. “All six shells are up, and each passed the final building inspection approval stage,” stated the City. “Building 5 is already occupied and Planning is working with potential tenants to fill the rest of the industrial space.

Another update to the City is that a new outfield fencing was installed around the two existing ballfields at McCune Family Park. JCSD Parks & Recreation Department recently installed new bullpens, fence toppers, and foul poles.

Other updates include economic development in the local area. Here are updates provided by the City:

  • Hamner Place is slowly but surely moving along! A few businesses coming to Hamner Place include Churro Bar and Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken!
  • The Staybridge Suites Hotel has recently submitted structural revisions to the City that are now being reviewed.
  • Hero’s Restaurant & Brewery also recently submitted plans to the City that are currently under review as well. It’s expected to open late 2022/early 2023.
  • 99 Ranch Market and the Cravings Food Hall continues to make progress every day! It should be open early 2023.

“We appreciate the community’s patience on big projects like these. We are excited for these spaces to open and can’t wait to see them being enjoyed in the near future!” stated the City.

Upcoming Eastvale Events

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Eastvale – Events take place in Eastvale every month. Below is a list of local events you can save the date for. –

JCSD is hosting their 65th Street LIVE! Concerts in the Park every Friday from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Harada Heritage Park, 13099 65th St, Eastvale. Come enjoy a night under the stars with great music and amazing food. The bands that will be playing are: Space Oddity (tribute to David Bowie) on July 29; Elton and the Early Years (Tribute to Elton John) on August 5; DSB (Tribute to Journey) on August 12.

JCSD is also hosting their Movies in the Park series on Saturdays around 8 pm at Half Moon Park. ERHS Booster Club provides a Snack Bar booth as well. Follow them on Facebook to verify dates and which movie will be playing. 

The EATSvale Food Truck Festival will also take place on July 29. The Food Truck Festival will be held at 13200 Citrus Street in Eastvale. More information will be updated soon.  

The City of Eastvale will be hosting this year’s National Night Out event on August 2 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Harada Heritage Park. “National Night Out promotes police-community partnerships and unity in the community,” stated the City. The event will feature a public safety meet and greet, interactive demonstrations, live music, kids activities, raffles, bouncers, food, and giveaways. Several local agencies will also be in attendance, supporting our annual community-building campaign.

The last event is the 11th annual Eastvale State of the City event on Thursday, October 6, at 6:00 p.m. The State of the City event will be held at Vantage Point Church, 8500 Archibald Avenue, Eastvale. This year’s theme will be “Envision Eastvale”. The City said: “We’re excited to spend the night envisioning the city’s future!”

City of Eastvale News Complete Print Edition – June 2022

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One Of A Kind Renaissance Festival

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Corona – If you’re looking for a family fun day, you do not want to miss the Koroneburg Renaissance Festival in Corona. This annual festival will take place for 5 weekends, starting May 28th.

The Koroneburg Renaissance Festival is one of the only permanently built Renaissance Festivals in Southern California, and is the most interactive Renaissance experience around! They offer tremendous audience-participation content, giving you plenty to do and opportunities to learn about 1450-1600 A.D. history. The festival will have live performers, interactive demonstrations and games, music, German-inspired food, shopping of unique handmade items, and much more!

This festival has been around for 20 years, with the first festival taking place in 1998. “Entertaining families and friends for such a long time is a true privilege and a testament of our fantastic vendors, entertainers, and staff,” according to their website.

The Koroneburg Festival is a themed event that traditionally celebrates the artistic and cultural advancements made in Renaissance Europe. “Most festivals focus on England and Queen Elizabeth, but we do things a little differently at Koroneburg,” stated their website. “In honor of Johannesburg Gutenberg who made literacy and education accessible to all people with the movable type printing press, our event is set on the Rhine river on the border of France and Germany between 1450-1600.”

At this festival, you and your family will be welcomed by a community of people who are “passionate about entertaining, educating and creating amazing experiences that you can’t get anywhere else.” It is also not a requirement to dress in a costume, but some will dress up to join in on the fun!

The Koroneburg Renaissance Festival will be held at 14600 Baron Drive in Corona. They will be open on the following dates: May 28-30, June 4-5, June 11-12, June 18-19, and June 25-26. Their hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. However, on Memorial Day, they will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To purchase your tickets for the event, please visit renfestcorona.com