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Eastvale Band Wins Battle Of The Bands

By Anthony Saude

Eastvale – Some may say that Rock and Roll is dead and hasn’t been mainstream for quite some time and is just for old people. Well I say that is because you haven’t heard the Thursdays in Suburbia perform on stage or in the studio for that matter. The members of this band are still enrolled in high school in the City of Eastvale.

The band members met at Rock Stars of Tomorrow Musicians Academy in Chino Hills and formed a band just one year ago. What they have accomplished in their short time is together and at their age is nothing short of astounding. Their most recent accomplishment is taking home the gold in their first competition as a group at the Battle of the Bands Vans Warped tour.

These talented musicians have been honing their ever evolving skills at Rock Stars of Tomorrow for most of their young lives. Liam Eastwood, 15, guitarist and Aiden Kunhardt, 14, drummer have been taking lessons there since they were 6 and 7 years old. The hard work and dedication has been on display at places like The Whiskey in Hollywood, House of Blues, Chain Reaction and several festivals all over the area including a memorable performance at a Picnic In the Park Concert in front of their hometown crowd in Eastvale.

“Our future plans are to finish our original music and get our EP out to the public as soon as possible just two more songs to finish that project. We’ll see where that will take us. Hopefully opening for someone big like Red Hot Chili Peppers or Foo Fighters.” said Margie Eastwood, the bands manager.

“The band just played what could be their last concert for a while on August 2nd in Rancho Cucamonga. The band will be spending a lot of time in the studio right now so they could finish their EP project as soon as possible. All the members of the band are very gracious and appreciative of all the support their loyal fans have shown up to this point.

Although the band thoroughly enjoyed the Vans Tour competition and wouldn’t trade the experience for the world, they aren’t planning on any competitions in the near future. The band just wants to play anywhere and everywhere and share their music with as many music lovers out there as possible.

When CityofEastvalenews.com asked the band members who they would like to play with either living or dead they said;

Serena Tario Singer 15

I would play at the Rose Bowl in front of Jim Morrison

 

Aiden Kunhardt drummer 14 playing drums since he was six

I dream of playing at the Forum in front of thousands of people.

 

Reece Borski bassist 16

I just want to play anywhere and everywhere

 

Liam Eastwood guitarist 15 Playing guitar since he was 7 years old

I would play in front of Red Hot Chilli Peppers with John Frusciante at the old House of Blues in LA so I could ask for criticism on both my technique and songwriting.

 

Rock and Roll is alive and well in the Inland Empire and it seems, soon, in many other parts of the country and who knows, maybe the world.

 

Here We Grow Again

Project: Walmart

Current Status: ▪ Approved. ▪ Waiting for applicant to submit construction plans.

Project Location: Southeast corner of Limonite and Archibald Avenues

Project Description: General Plan Amendment, Change of Zone, Major Development Review, five Conditional Use Permits, Tentative Tract Map No. 35061, and Variance for the development of a 177,000 +/- sq. ft. retail store and several outparcels on 24.78 acres.

CEQA: Environmental Impact Report (certified)

Planner: Eric Norris/Kanika Kith Notes: ▪ City Council approval on April 26, 2017. ▪ Project was reviewed by the Riverside County Airport Land Use Commission and received a conditional finding of conformance with the Chino Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan.

On March 15, 2017, the Planning Commission reviewed and recommended approval of the project to City Council. ▪ City Council approved on April 26, 2017. Notice of Determination recorded on April 27, 2017.

 

Project: 99 Cents Only Store Project

Current Status: ▪ Approved.

Conditional Use Permit for alcohol sales denied by City Council on March 28, 2018.

Road Project Description: Major Development Review for a new 19,104-square foot retail building on 2.67 acres.

CEQA: Mitigated Negative Declaration

Planner: Kanika Kith Notes: ▪ Planning Commission approved on June 17, 2015.

Project was purchased by a new owner, who intends to build the approved store. ▪ Planning has had initial discussions with the owner regarding plans for the northern portion of the property, but no application has been filed. ▪ City staff met with the new owners of the site. They intend to develop the northern half of the property with approximately 10,000 square feet of retail and food uses. Grading permit issued on May 4, 2017.▪ Fire water and grading issues halted construction. However, on February 7, 2018 99-Cent Store representatives confirmed that the water issue has been resolved and they anticipate pouring floors in February.

 

Project: Leal Master Plan

Current Status: ▪ Adopted by City Council on December 13, 2017. In discussion for potential development with owners and proposed developer.

Special Project Project Location: 160 acres + at the northwest corner of Hamner and Limonite Avenues, east of Scholar Way, and south of 58th Street.

Project Description: This Master Plan describes the community’s vision for the project area, identifies appropriate land uses, and includes the development standards that are necessary to achieve the vision, defines the character of the project’s development, lists the steps involved with the development process, and provides the project’s implementation plan.

CEQA: EIR Planner: Eric Norris/Kanika Kith Notes: Public Review Draft of the Leal Master Plan distributed February 2015 and currently available online (www.LealSpecificPlan.com).

On September 16, 2016, the Planning Commission reviewed and recommended approval to City Council.

May 2017 City has been asked by property owner’s representative to postpone action on the project while issues related to the estate of Brad Leal are resolved. August 30, 2017 – City met with Leal family and prospective developer to discuss processing and timing. City Council Approved Master Plan and Final Environmental Impact Report on December 13, 2017

Area Crime Recap: June 2018

INCIDENT: MAJOR INJURY DUI TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 6/4/2018

WHERE: Schleisman Rd. cross of Scholar Way, Eastvale

DETAILS: On Monday, June 4, 2018, about 4:53 PM, officers from the Eastvale Police Department responded to Schleisman Road cross of Scholar Way, in the city of Eastvale, regarding a report of a major injury traffic collision. Based on the severity of the injuries, the Eastvale Police Department’s Traffic Reconstruction Team responded and conducted a full investigation to determine the cause of the collision. The preliminary investigation revealed Grace Whitman, a 19-year-old resident of Rancho Cucamonga, was driving a gray in color Subaru westbound on Schleisman Road. Whitman failed to stop at a red light colliding in the middle of the intersection with a black in color Toyota sedan that was traveling southbound Scholar Way. The driver and a passenger of the Toyota sedan sustained major to life threatening injuries.  Whitman did not sustain any injuries during this collision. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in this traffic collision. Whitman was arrested for 23153 (a) &(b) CVC, Driving Under the Influence and causing injury. Whitman was taken to a local hospital and after she was medically cleared she was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the above listed charges. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Medina at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600.  Persons who wish to report criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous can call crime stoppers at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or 800-47-DRUGS (800-473-7847).  You can also leave anonymous information at www.riversidesheriff.org/tipline or www.wetip.com.

INCIDENT: DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING

WHEN: 6/3/2018

WHERE: 9100 Block of Bellegrave Ave., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Sunday, June 3, 2018, about 5:25 PM, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station received a report of a possible DUI driver in the area of 54th Street and Pedley Road, Jurupa Valley.  Deputies responded to the area and located the suspected vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop, and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The vehicle stopped in the 9100 block of Bellegrave Avenue, Jurupa Valley, where the driver exited the vehicle and a deputy involved shooting occurred. The suspect, whose name will not be released at this time, succumbed to his injuries at the scene. There are no outstanding suspects and no threat to the community.  No law enforcement personnel were injured as a result of this incident. The Deputies involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave per department policy.  The involved Deputies names will not be released at this time.  Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.  This is an active investigation and no additional details are available at this time.  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Higgins at (951) 955-2777, or Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Investigator Contreras (951) 955-2600.

Update, 6/7/2018: The Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit assumed the investigation into the deputy involved shooting that occurred on Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Jurupa Valley. Their on-going investigation revealed the suspect; 34-year-old, Rudy Molina, was reported by his girlfriend to be driving in the Jurupa Valley area while under the influence of alcohol, armed with a rifle and handgun, and made threats to shoot at law enforcement if confronted. The threats were made during an earlier domestic dispute. Deputies responded to the call and located Molina with his vehicle at his girlfriend’s residence on the 9100 block of Bellegrave Avenue, where he refused to surrender. Molina entered his vehicle and led deputies on high speed pursuit through Jurupa Valley that ended back at his girlfriend’s residence on Bellegrave Avenue. At the residence, Molina again refused to surrender but instead brandished a rifle while a Sheriff’s K-9 attempted to subdue Molina. A deputy involved shooting occurred which resulted in Molina’s death at the scene. The shooting involved three deputies and one sergeant from the Jurupa Valley Station. The sergeant and deputies involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave per department policy. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Higgins at (951) 955-2777.

INCIDENT: GANG MEMBER ARRESTED FOR DRUG SALES

WHEN: 6/8/2018

WHERE: 6000 Block of Hamner Ave., Eastvale

DETAILS: On Friday, June 8, 2018, about 10:00 PM, an Eastvale deputy working commercial burglary suppression conducted an occupied vehicle check at the Eastvale Gateway Shopping Center in the 6000 Block of Hanmer Avenue in Eastvale.  The deputy contacted the driver, identified as 43-year-old Eastvale resident, Willie Abarca. It was determined Abarca was on formal probation for drug sales in San Bernardino County and was also identified as being an active participant of a criminal street gang. Abarca was found to be in possession of approximately two ounces of methamphetamine and other items indicative of methamphetamine sales. Abarca was arrested and booked into custody at the Robert Presley Detention Center for methamphetamine sales. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Ramirez from the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: PROBATION VIOLATION, COUNTERFEITING, AND FORGERY ARREST

WHEN: 6/12/2018

WHERE: 4100 Block of Old Hamner Ave., City of Norco

DETAILS: On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, about 2:10 p.m., deputies assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team (SET), conducted a probation compliance check at a residence, located in the 4100 block of Old Hamner Avenue, in the city of Norco. Upon arriving, deputies contacted Kevin Anthony Galvan, age 28, a Norco resident. Galvan was currently on probation for a burglary conviction through Riverside County Superior Court, case number RIF1703244. During the investigation, deputies located evidence inside of the residence garage pertaining to the counterfeiting of U.S. currency. Galvan was subsequently arrested for violation of probation, counterfeiting, and forgery. Galvan was transported and booked on the listed charges at the Robert Presley Detention Center, in the city of Riverside. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated. Anyone with information pertaining to this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Faucher, with the Norco Sheriff’s Office, at (951) 270-5673.

INCIDENT: INJURY DUI TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 6/19/2018

WHERE: Limonite Ave. cross Eastvale Gateway, Eastvale

DETAILS: On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, about 2:04 PM, officers from the Eastvale Police Department responded to Limonite Avenue cross of Eastvale Gateway, in the city of Eastvale, regarding a report of a multi-vehicle traffic collision. The preliminary investigation revealed Kaleb Diaz, a 24-year-old resident of Lake Elsinore, was driving a gray in color Dodge Ram Truck eastbound on Limonite Avenue. Diaz failed to stop at a red light at Limonite Avenue cross of Eastvale Gateway colliding into several vehicles that were traveling through the intersection. The traffic collision involved 6 vehicles resulting in three individuals being transported to local hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  Diaz did not sustain any injuries as a result of the collision. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in this traffic collision. Diaz was arrested for 23153 (a) &(b) CVC, Driving Under the Influence and causing injury. Diaz will be taken to a local hospital and after he is medically cleared he will be booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the above listed charges.  Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Shamhart at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600.  Persons who wish to report criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous can call crime stoppers at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or 800-47-DRUGS (800-473-7847).  You can also leave anonymous information at www.riversidesheriff.org/tipline or www.wetip.com.

INCIDENT: NORCO SHERIFF’S OFFICE- SANTA ANA RIVERBED ILLEGAL ENCAMPMENTS

WHEN: 6/27/2018

WHERE: Homeless Outreach and Illegal Encampments, Santa Ana Riverbed, City of Norco

DETAILS: On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, deputies assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Homeless Outreach Team, conducted enforcement pertaining to illegal encampments in the Santa Ana Riverbed, between the I-15 Freeway and Pedley Avenue, in the City of Norco. The objective of the operation was to provide homeless outreach, as well as to prevent trespassing and other crimes associated with the homeless community. During the operation, deputies located 4 encampments, containing a total of 8 individuals. Each of the individuals were given notice they were in violation of trespassing on city property, requiring them to vacate the area. They also had direct communication with the deputy assigned to the homeless outreach team, where they received information pertaining to available resources and assistance programs. The city of Norco will be posting no trespassing signs throughout the impacted areas. The Norco Sheriff’s Office is committed to preserving the quality of life for Norco residents and will be conducting further follow-up at these same locations.

INCIDENT: CHOP SHOP ARREST

WHEN: 6/29/2018

WHERE: 5500 block of Agate Ave., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: Jurupa Valley Deputies continued their “Chop Shop” investigation today by serving a search warrant.  Deputies recovered an additional stolen vehicle, additional stolen property, made an additional arrest, and recovered a loaded firearm.  The following people have been arrested thus far: Charly Barker – Age 30, Anthony Jimenez – Age 47, Marisol Magallanes – Age 28, Saul Silva – Age 28, Michael Weber – Age 52 The investigation is on-going. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Deputy Newman #3555 from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600. The investigation is on-going. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Deputy Newman #3555 from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

 

 

 

City of Eastvale 7th Annual State of the City

City of Eastvale

Eastvale – Mayor Lorimore would like to personally invite you to our 7th Annual State of the City Address hosted by the Eastvale Chamber of Commerce. Join us as we share the state of Eastvale, recognize accomplishments, and share our goals for the future.

This is a great opportunity to honor our City, community partners, employees, first responders, and our progress. In addition to learning about where the City is and where it is headed, the State of the City Address provides a great opportunity to meet your City Council members, and City Staff.

Join us on Tuesday, July 24th at 6:00 p.m. at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale for this event. We are also looking forward to the annual Taste of Eastvale, compliments of the Eastvale Chamber of Commerce. There will be a ton of local eateries present!

 

City Of Eastvale Appoints Interim City Manager

Bryan Jones

By Anthony Saude

EASTVALE–The Eastvale City Council voted to appoint Assistant City Manager, Bryan Jones to the post of Interim City Manager. The change will went into effect on June 28. With the departure of City Manager Michele Nissen’s to become the Assistant City Manager for the City of Corona, the appointment was unanimous during a closed session vote.

Bryan is a trustworthy and forward-thinking leader who displays strategic perspective that will help guide our city, Mayor Clint Lorimore said. Together we will continue to improve the quality of life for all who live, work, and play in Eastvale. Bryan is passionate about identifying ways to help move and connect people, businesses, and communities so that we can all thrive. Bryan draws from nearly 20 years in both the public and private sectors and understands that success depends on them working together. He has led cutting-edge land use and transportation infrastructure projects throughout California and North America. With a background as a professional engineer and certified planner, Bryan is well positioned to understand the unique opportunities Eastvale faces from a land use, transportation, and economic development perspective.

“We have a talented and dedicated team who truly cares about the community they serve and I am confident we will continue to thrive together,” said Assistant City Manager Bryan Jones. “I always liked building things so I got a degree in civil engineering, through some of my projects I realized I like building communities so I went back to school and in 2012 I received my Masters Degree in Public Administration.”

“I’m honored and humbled to have been entrusted with the responsibility of Interim City Manager,” said Jones. “Fostering relationships with both residents and business in Eastvale is a priority for me.  I am a career Community and team builder and I look forward to serving our City Council and carrying their vision to fruition.”

Having more than a decade serving in local agency public sector in leadership positions, Bryan has led land use projects such as high-quality retail centers, office campuses, industrial parks, transit oriented development, downtown revitalization, and mixed-use projects. Bryan has a Master’s in Public Administration from Norwich University focused on Leadership and Sustainable Financial Strategies, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of California Davis with a Communications minor.

“I am confident that Bryan will do an excellent job in this position,” Mayor Clint Lorimore said. “I know that I am filling some pretty big shoes in this position but I see it as an opportunity to continue the expectation of excellence Eastvale has come to expect,” said Bryan.

Marcus Williams to host FREE Football Camp

Staff Reports

Eastvale – New Orleans Saints Safety Marcus Williams will host a USA Football FUNdamentals clinic for children ages 8-12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Eleanor Roosevelt High School 7447 Scholar Way, Eastvale, CA 92880. The fun and free event is designed to introduce children to football by teaching basic skills in an exciting and energetic environment and is supported through a grant from the NFL Foundation.

FUNdamentals incorporates a series of drills to teach passing, catching and running skills in a non-contact setting. All skills and drills selected are based on USA Football’s Player Progression Development Model, ensuring children are learning in an age-appropriate manner, based on their cognitive and physical maturity. USA Football is the sport’s national governing body and is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

WHO: New Orleans Saints Safety Marcus Williams and children age 8-12 from throughout the local area

WHAT: Marcus Williams Football Camp in partnership with USA Football’s FUNdamentals program

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018. Registration is 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

WHERE: Eleanor Roosevelt High School located at 7447 Scholar Way Eastvale, CA 92880

HOW: Online registration is available at http://tiny.cc/marcuswilliamscamp.

Media outlets are welcome to attend. Marcus Williams and other instructors will be available for interviews following the clinic.

About USA Football: USA Football designs and delivers premier educational, developmental and competitive programs to advance and grow the sport. As the sport’s national governing body, member of the U.S. Olympic Committee and organizer of the U.S. National Team for international competition, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school and other amateur players.
About the NFL Foundation: The National Football League Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football – from players at all levels to communities across the country. The NFL Foundation represents the 32 NFL clubs and supports the health and running back of athletes, youth football and the communities that support our game. For more information on the NFL Foundation, visit: www.NFLFoundation.org.

 

Eastvale PD Routine Patrol Uncovers Drug Dealer

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Caption: Eastvale Police Department has deputy’s patrolling businesses later in the evening as part of their commercial burglary suppression nightly patrols

By Anthony Saude

Eastvale – Eastvale Police Department has deputy’s patrolling businesses later in the evening as part of their commercial burglary suppression nightly patrols. This is the type of proactive action taken that the City of Eastvale should take pride in.

On June 8, at approximately 10:00 PM, a deputy of the Eastvale Police Department noticed a suspicious vehicle with an occupant parked at the Eastvale Gateway Shopping Center in the 6000 Block of Hamner Avenue in Eastvale.

The deputy approached the vehicle and made contact with the driver, he was able to identify him as Willie Abarca, a 43-year-old Eastvale resident. After further investigation by the deputy it was discovered that Abarca was currently on formal probation for drug sales in San Bernardino County. Abarca was also identified as being an active member of a well known criminal street gang.

The deputy conducted a vehicle search and discovered approximately two ounces of methamphetamine and other paraphernalia indicative of methamphetamine sales in Abarca’s possession. The deputy arrested Abarca and he was booked into custody at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga and charged with methamphetamine sales.

For full press release, visit: https://bit.ly/2l8xEVt or our website at www.eastvaleca.gov.

 

Eastvale Mayor’s Message

Eastvale Mayor Clint Lorimore

With summer just around the corner, we find ourselves nearly at the half way point of a landmark year for the City. Whether talking about increased patrol hours for our Police Officers, or all the new and exciting businesses coming to Eastvale such as Costco Wholesale and In-N-Out, there is much to be proud of as we continue to grow our young community.

Eastvale continues to be a place that people want to live, work and play. As we grow with new homes and businesses, your City Council is working hard to lessen the impacts of increased traffic on our roads. One such effort is the upcoming I-15/Limonite Avenue Interchange Project. Starting construction in September of 2018, the improvements once complete will decrease commute times, giving us all more time at home with our families and less time on the road.

I want to invite you to our 7th Annual State of the City Address where you can learn more about this project, along with other goals for the future of our City. The State of the City will be held at Eleanor Roosevelt High School on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. This is a terrific opportunity to celebrate our City, community partners, employees, and first responders.

In addition to learning about where our City is and where it is headed, the Eastvale State of the City Address also provides an excellent forum to meet with your City Council members, and City Staff. Of course, it wouldn’t be an Eastvale State of the City without our annual Taste of Eastvale, compliments of the Eastvale Chamber of Commerce. This year’s food selection is going to be great!

I also encourage you to stay connected with us in our weekly electronic newsletter, “Eastvale Weekly”, social media, and our E-Notification system. For more information on these outreach platforms, visit our website at http://www.EastvaleCA.gov. There are many great things that we share throughout the week and we want you to be the first to hear it, straight from the source!

As your Mayor, I want to personally thank you for your feedback. The input that we as a Council receive from Eastvale residents is always valued and considered when decisions are made. To help the City Council best serve the Eastvale community, we need to hear from you. Please join us at our City Council meetings that are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Rosa Parks Elementary located at 13830 Whispering Hills Drive in Eastvale. Get involved, stay connected, and ask us questions.

Mayor Clint Lorimore

 

Eastvale’s Picnic In The Park

By Anthony Saude

Eastvale– As June winds down many local residents will head down to Eastvale’s Annual Picnic in the Park celebration, an annual event that draws hundreds of thousands of people.

The Annual Picnic in the Park kick off is a free pre-4th of July celebration with a three-day festival hosted by the Jurupa Community Services District Parks and Recreation Department.

Those who have lived in the City of Eastvale for awhile know that Picnic in the Park is the one event everyone looks forward to every year. Picnic in the Park has become a tradition to kicking off the summer for many residents.

This year, many residents and nearby locals will enjoy live music, inflatable jumpers, picnic games, carnival rides, and more than 90 vendors will be selling food and merchandise.

On opening day, Friday, June 22, will feature a live musical performance by the “The Answer” a classic rock cover band. Show starts promptly at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, June 23, the event will be open to the public from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. this day is perhaps the most anticipated day of them all. Many residents will rush in to save themselves the “perfect spot” to view the anxiously awaited firework show to begin at 9 p.m.

The three-day celebration will continue Sunday, June 24 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., with a salsa making contest, many local residents will be there to vie for the coveted annual prize.

This year’s Picnic in the Park will begin a summer season of non-stop fun for children and adults in the Eastvale and the surrounding communities. And if this wasn’t enough, Moonlight Cinema will be back again this year offering a night of family fun in watching some of your favorite movies under the stars. Bring your chairs and blankets to watch the following movies that will be shown at Orchard Park.

Future movies include:

  • June 9- The Lion King
  • July 7 – Grease
  • August 11 – The Incredibles
  • September – Only the Brave

As the City of Eastvale keeps growing so do the events! For those who attended the 2016 Picnic in the Park, JCSD wants to hear from you. You can go to www.surveymoneky.com/s/JCSDPIP and take the survey that will include about 44 questions to share any comments or recommendations for next year’s Picnic in the Park. For additional information visit www.parks.jcsd.us or call (951) 727-3524.

 

Summer Concert Fun

By Anthony Saude

Eastvale – Summer Fun is right around the corner, and local communities have been working hard to bring you the very best in entertainment this year in hopes to make your summer just a little more enjoyable and convenient, all for FREE! Summer can be fun but thinking about what to do to keep the kids entertained should be easier. So pack up the kids, and bring along a blanket or some chairs, and a few snacks, and head on over to a plethora of entertainment opportunities. There’s nothing like a little summer fun under the stars.

EASTVALE FREE CONCERTS IN THE PARK – 2018 Sponsored by JCSD

When: Fridays, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: Harada Heritage Park, 13099 65th St
Bring chairs, blankets; food vendors on site
June 29: Neon Nation – Tribute to the 80’s
July 6: Smooth Sounds of Santana – Tribute to Santana
July 13: Mirage- Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
July 20: Fooz Fighters – Tribute to Foo Fighters
July 27: Space Oddity – Tribute to David Bowie
August 3: Queen Nation – Tribute to Queen
August 10: Turn The Page – Tribute to Bob Segar

August 17: Petty Breakers – Tribute to Tom Petty

August 24: Paperback Writer – Tribute to the Beatles

August 31: DSB – Tribute to Journey

More Info: Visit website https://www.jcsd.us/services/parks-and-recreation/annual-special-events/concerts-in-the-park or call (951) 685-7434

FREE ROCKIN SUMMER CONCERTS IN CORONA – 2018

When: Saturdays July-August, 7-9 p.m.

Where: The Shops at Dos Lagos
Dos Lagos Amphitheater
2755 Lakeshore Drive
Corona, CA
July 14: Uptown Funl – Tribute to Bruno Mars

July 21: Britain’s Finest – Tribute to The Beatles

July 28: Blink180True – Tribute to Blink 182

August 4: Ghost in the Machine – Tribute to The Police

August 11: Queen Nation – Tribute to Queen

August 18: DSB – Journey tribute

Food for sale, vendors, Beer Garden, Kids Activities and Family Fun. No outside food or beverages.

For More Info go to: http://www.shopdoslagos.com

NORCO FREE CONCERTS IN THE PARK – 2018

When: Fridays June – August, 6:30 – 8 p.m

Where: Pikes Peak Park 97 6th St. Norco, CA
6:30-8:30 p.m.

June 8: Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies Toe tappin’, knee-slappin’, side splittin’ country comedy show
June 22: Hard Days Knights – Tribute to the Beatles
July 6: 80z Allstars – 80’s Party Band
July 20: Eric Sage – Cover performances from some of the biggest stars in music history
August 3: Shotgun Wedding – Country Music
August: Yardsale – Dance tunes from the 70s through today

For more information visit: norco.ca.us  or call (951) 270-5632
Norco’s Concerts in the Park is held every other Friday starting in mid- June. Sponsored by the City of Norco Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, the public is invited to bring low back lawn chairs, blankets to sit on are encouraged to purchase food and beverages from the Norco Lions Club, a community service organization. Alcoholic beverages aren’t allowed in the park.

 

Eastvale Area Crime Recap: May 2018

INCIDENT: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/ ATTEMPTED MURDER

WHEN: 5/2/18

WHERE: 31000 Block of Allen Avenue, Homeland, CA

DETAILS: On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 1:54PM, Perris Station Deputies were dispatched to a residence situated in the 31000 block of Allen Avenue, Homeland, CA after receiving a 911 call for help.  When deputies arrived, they located 40-year old Richard Anthony Lopez suffering from gunshot wounds.  They also contacted a 34-year old female at the residence who suffering from numerous injuries to her head and face.  Lopez was provided First Aid and transported to Inland Valley Hospital in Wildomar for professional medical treatment.  Paramedics also administered first aid to the female, but she declined additional medical treatment at the time. Perris Station investigators deployed to the scene and acquired evidence and statements to determine what had occurred.  The female was subsequently transported to the Perris Station and interviewed.  Several hours later, Lopez was released from the hospital and transported to the station for further investigation. The investigation revealed Lopez and the female were involved in an on-again/off-again relationship.  Today, Lopez arrived at the female’s residence unannounced and uninvited.  While there, Lopez beat the female and brandished a firearm as he threatened to kill her. At some point during the altercation, Lopez set the firearm down. The female quickly grabbed the gun to defend herself and ordered Lopez to leave her house.  Lopez refused to do so and attempted to assault her again. The female discharged several rounds from the firearm, striking Lopez in the process. After Lopez was interviewed, he was transported to the Cois Byrd Detention Center to be booked for Attempted Murder, Domestic Violence, Criminal Threats and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  Bail was set at $1,000,000.00. This investigating is ongoing.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Cassie Pemberton at the Perris Station by calling (951) 210-1000, or by email at PerrisStation@RiversideSheriff.org.

 

INCIDENT: MAJOR INJURY TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 5/8/18

WHERE: Clay Street X General Road, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, about 9:53 PM, officers from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to a major traffic collision on Clay Street X General Road, in Jurupa Valley, involving two vehicles. Upon arrival, officers discovered one of the drivers was unconscious and unresponsive. Both drivers were transported by American Medical Response paramedics to local hospitals. Officers learned one of the drivers was traveling at a high rate of speed on Clay Street and it appeared he lost control of the vehicle, which caused it to drift into the oncoming lane of traffic, striking a vehicle stopped at a red light. The Jurupa Valley Station’s Traffic Reconstruction Team is conducting a full investigation to determine the cause of the collision. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Robles at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600.  Persons who wish to report criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous can call crime stoppers at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or 800-47-DRUGS (800-473-7847).  You can also leave anonymous information at www.riversidesheriff.org/tipline or www.wetip.com.

INCIDENT: DUI/DRIVER’S LICENSE CHECKPOINT RESULTS

WHEN: 5/11/18

WHERE: Limonite Avenue X Spectrum, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: The Jurupa Valley Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, May 11, 2018, near the intersection of Limonite Avenue and Spectrum, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public. Driving under the influence of alcohol can have deadly, devastating consequences. Nationally in 2016, 37,461 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes, and 28 percent (10,497) died in crashes where a driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the limit of .08. California reported 1,059 DUI deaths at .08 or above. In recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.  The Jurupa Valley Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.”  If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI.  Marijuana use can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. “Two simple words can keep your holiday festivities safe – plan ahead,” said OTS Director Rhonda Craft. “Before you head out to any celebration, plan how you are getting home safely. If you are drinking, that means knowing what sober driver or service you will be using.”

Results:

  • 951 Vehicles screened
  • 1 DUI-Alcohol suspect arrested
  • 22 Drivers cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 9 Vehicles towed
  • 3 Warrants served
  • Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone.  The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. Funding for this DUI operation is provided to the Jurupa Valley Police 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: SUSPICIOUS DEVICE

WHEN: 5/14/18

WHERE: 68th Street x 15 Fwy, Eastvale

DETAILS: On May 14, 2018, at 9:38 AM, deputies from the Eastvale Police Department responded to report of a suspicious device on 68th Street in the city of Eastvale. Deputies arrived and set a perimeter, closing off traffic on the surrounding streets. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Hazardous Device Team responded to the location and inspected the suspicious device. A preliminary investigation revealed the device to be a modified, commercial firework.  The suspicious device was rendered safe at the scene and collected as evidence. Their was no damage to property due to the suspicious device and no injuries reported. Anyone with concerns related to suspicious or criminal activity is urged to contact the Eastvale Police Department  at 951-955-2600.

INCIDENT: HOMICIDE

WHEN: 5/14/18

WHERE: Grape Street and Rail Road Canyon, LAKE ELSINORE

DETAILS: On May 14, 2018, at about 3:30 p.m., officers assigned to the Lake Elsinore Police Department were dispatched to Rail Road Canyon and Grape Street to a report of a shooting. The victim, Henry Shannon, a 35-year-old male, left the scene of the shooting in his vehicle. He was involved in a single vehicle traffic collision near Rail Road Canyon and Church Street. Officers performed life saving measures and Shannon was transported to a local hospital where he later died from injuries sustained from the shooting. The investigation is currently on-going and no further information will be released at this time. If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Detective Stoyer with the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Detective Kelleher with the Lake Elsinore Police Department at 951-245-3300.

INCIDENT: WANTED GANG MEMBER ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF AN ASSUALT WEAPON AND DRUGS

WHEN: 5/11/18

WHERE: 10000 Block of 50th Street, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Thursday, May 10, 2018, members of the Region 7 Regional Gang Task Force investigated an active assault with a deadly weapon investigation in the 10000 Block of Palomino Drive in Jurupa Valley. Task Force officers were able to identify the suspect as 22-year old Jurupa Valley resident James Ysais. Task Force officers previously knew Ysais was a documented member of a criminal street gang and was wanted on a $250,000 felony vehicle theft and evading arrest warrant. On May 11, 2018, members of the Region 7 Gang Task Force located Ysais at a residence in the 10000 Block of 50th Street in Jurupa Valley and located credible evidence linking Ysais to the previous assault with a deadly weapon investigation. Additionally, Ysais was linked to a robbery that occurred on May 2, 2018 in Jurupa Valley. Ysais also was found to be in possession of a loaded assault weapon with a high capacity magazine along with additional ammunition and methamphetamine. Ysais was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the following charges:

  • Possession of an assault weapon with a controlled substance
  • Gang member in possession of a loaded firearm
  • Gang enhancement
  • No bail parole violation warrant
  • Felony vehicle theft and evading warrant
  • Robbery
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Under the influence of a controlled substance while armed

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Sergeant Frank Lodes from the Region 7 Regional Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2734. The Region 7 Gang Task Force is one of eight teams composing the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force, which is a collaborative effort of 25 law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs throughout Riverside County. The Region 7 Gang Task Force is composed of members from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Probation and Parole.

INCIDENT: ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON/ STABBING

WHEN: 5/17/18

WHERE: Mission Boulevard and Packard Avenue, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On May 17, 2018, Jurupa Valley Deputies responded to the intersection of Mission Boulevard and Packard Avenue, in the City of Jurupa Valley, to investigate a stabbing.  Deputies learned that a male, and a dog, had been stabbed during a fight.  Deputies detained a male nearby and he is being questioned by Detectives.  Deputies located a second male who had been stabbed at a local hospital.  Deputies located the dog at a local veterinary hospital.  Both stabbing victim and dog sustained knife wounds, but they are both expected to survive.  The investigation is on-going. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Detective Merrill #3118 from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: ILLEGAL SOLICITATION/ NARCOTICS ARREST

WHEN: 5/11/18

WHERE: Valley Way and Highway 60, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On May 11, 2018, Jurupa Valley Deputies responded to the area of Valley Way and Highway 60, in the City of Jurupa Valley, in response to complaints of pedestrian soliciting money in violation of the city’s Municipal Code.  The City of Jurupa Valley has enacted §11.15.060, which generally prohibits people from soliciting on roadway median strips, at traffic intersections, and in public roadways. The intent of this statute is to minimize safety hazards to pedestrians in roadways, alongside roadways, and to drivers and passengers in vehicles traveling on the roadway. Deputies contacted Rocco Vitale (age 30) standing in the center median strip, holding a sign identifying himself as homeless, soliciting occupants in passing vehicles for money. Aside from being in violation of the city’s Municipal Code, Vitale was arrested for possessing illegal narcotics and narcotic paraphernalia. Many cities throughout Riverside County have followed suit and have similar statutes prohibiting solicitation on or near roadways.  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department appreciates the vulnerability of our homeless population, but generally discourages people from providing money to solicitors alongside roadways, as there are several alternative ways to help our homeless residents.

Below is a list of local county and non-profit partners who provide shelter, medical aid, food and emergency services here in the Jurupa Valley area:

  • Corona/Norco Rescue Shelter offers housing and food services (951) 279-1300
  • Path of Life, Riverside which functions as a community shelter (951) 683-4101
  • HHOPE- Riverside University Health System which provide emergency/transitional housing (951) 715-5050
  • Teen Challenge Recovery Home is a faith based transitional housing for men and women (951) 683-4241
  • Whiteside Manor, Riverside operates drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs (800) 300-7326
  • Operation Safehouse, Riverside is an emergency shelter for at-risk youth (951) 351-4418

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages concerned citizens to donate their money and/or time to these organization as opposed to donating alongside public roadways. Additionally, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has Deputies assigned to a Homeless Outreach Team (HOT), to help build positive relationships with our homeless population.  This team offers social services and outreach programs not traditionally provided by law enforcement agencies.  This team is stationed out of the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station. For further information, or to discover alternative ways on how YOU can help, HOT can be reached at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: FATAL HIT AND RUN TRAFFIC COLLISON

WHEN: 5/28/18

WHERE: Hall Avenue, south of 26th Street, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Monday, May 28, 2018, at 2:47 a.m., officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Hall Avenue south of 26th Street reference a body found in the roadway with obvious signs of trauma. Officers on scene observed injuries to the deceased consistent with being struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene by CDF personnel at 2:52 a.m.  Members of the Jurupa Valley Traffic Team responded to the scene to assume the investigation. The preliminary investigation determined the deceased was traveling south on Hall Avenue via a skateboard, when an unknown vehicle struck the victim and fled the scene. It is unknown if alcohol and/or drug impairment were a factor in this collision at this time. The Jurupa Valley Police Department’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team is currently conducting this investigation. This investigation is ongoing, and we are asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Krusbe at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF STOLEN VEHICLE

WHEN: 5/31/18

WHERE: 12400 Block of Limonite Avenue, Eastvale

DETAILS: On May 31, 2018, around 11:55 PM, deputies assigned to the Eastvale Special Enforcement Team were conducting burglary suppression in various Eastvale shopping centers.  During the patrols of a parking lot located near the 12400 block of Limonite Avenue, a deputy spotted an occupied vehicle parked in front the of the entry doors of a closed business.  The deputy detained the driver and determined the vehicle was reported stolen from the city of Fontana. The driver, Ronald George Pena of Fontana, was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for possession of a stolen vehicle.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Kiley Hansen at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, 951-955-2600.

Eastvale Congratulates City Manager Michelle Nissen

City Of Eastvale

Eastvale– The City of Eastvale is thrilled to congratulate City Manager, Michele Nissen on her next endeavor.

Michele has accepted employment with the City of Corona, where she will serve as their new Assistant City Manager. “I am very happy for Michele as she embarks on this new chapter,” Mayor Clint Lorimore said. “In the time that Michele has been with the City of Eastvale, she has taken the city to the next level; and although she will be dearly missed, I know she will do an outstanding job in her new role.”

Michele Nissen was appointed as Eastvale’s City Manager on May 13, 2015. Nissen’s years of service to Eastvale date back to the City’s incorporation and encompass the roles of Interim City Manager, Acting City Manager, Assistant City Manager, Public Information Officer, and Vice Chairman of the Planning Commission.

During Nissen’s tenure with Eastvale, she has delivered a balanced budget year over year while building healthy reserves. Nissen will again deliver a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 and she will leave the City with an estimated surplus of $6.5 million-dollars for FY 17/18. Eastvale will have approximately $35 million in reserves as part of the proposed draft budget. This is a huge accomplishment for an infant City; despite weathering the end of the “great recession” and having lost approximately $19.3M in Vehicle License Fee (VLF) revenue from 2011-2017.

Michele has done a wonderful job enhancing our Economic Development efforts throughout the City. One of her most recent Economic Development accomplishments is the Eastvale Costco that we will be opening on June 28, 2018. She has spearheaded bringing Costco Wholesale to Eastvale from the beginning and we cannot wait to see this project come to fruition. “The City of Eastvale is a better place to live, work, and play because of Michele.

On behalf of the Eastvale City Council, we wish her nothing but the very best in her new endeavor,” Mayor Clint Lorimore said. “With Michele being next door in Corona, we are very much looking forward to continuing to work together as we collectively enhance the quality of life in Riverside County.” Please join us as we celebrate Michele’s accomplishments with the City of Eastvale and congratulate her on the next chapter. Nissen’s last day of service with Eastvale will be June 27, 2018.

Eastvale Community News Complete Edition June 2018

The Eastvale Community News covers local news for Eastvale, Norco,  Corona, and Chino. Click the following link to access the complete issue in pdf format: Eastvale.June2018

Protect Yourself & Know Your Rights

Staff Reports

Questions to Ask When Seeking a Job at a Cannabis Store

Eastvale – Eastvale has passed a city ordinance that doesn’t allow Marijuana business within the city limits. It is still a big business in some of the surrounding communities so if you are looking for employment in the industry here is some pointers.

The Los Angeles County Office of Cannabis Management, the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation are working together to alert job seekers to the potential risks and hazards of working in an unlicensed cannabis store.

“Those who are looking for work at a cannabis store or dispensary should know that many of these stores are unlicensed and are operating illegally under state and local law,” said Joseph Nicchitta, Cannabis Management Officer at LA County’s Office of Cannabis Management. “If you work at an illegal store, you could be physically unsafe. Our inspectors and law enforcement have observed unpermitted electrical wiring, exits that are blocked in case of a fire, and other dangerous conditions at illegal stores.”

Since recreational cannabis became legal statewide in January 2018, regulators have also begun receiving complaints from workers about unfair labor practices and possible violations, including wage theft and unsafe working conditions.

“We have begun to receive complaints from workers at illegal cannabis stores involving wage theft, sexual harassment, and unacceptable working conditions,” added Los Angeles County’s Department of Consumer and Business Affairs Director Brian J. Stiger. “Prospective employees should ask questions and educate themselves about the realities of the cannabis industry before they decide to sign up for a job.”

“With cannabis legalization comes market expansion and new employment opportunities. I urge job seekers to ask if the business has both the state and local licenses to operate and to check out the cannabis store’s business practices before starting a job,” said Cat Packer, the Executive Director and General Manager of LA City’s Department of Cannabis Regulation.

Legal cannabis businesses CANNOT hire anyone under the legal age of 21. In addition to meeting the age requirement, LA County and LA City regulators urge job seekers to ask the following questions:

What to Ask When Seeking Cannabis Employment

Can I see your state and local license? Ask to see both the store’s state and local license and check with the state and local licensing agencies to make sure the store has the proper license. Cannabis must be purchased from a licensed retail source with dual licensure in good standing with both state and local regulators. As of today, cannabis businesses are still prohibited in the unincorporated areas of L.A. County.

When will I receive my pay stub? You should always receive a pay stub— even if you are paid in cash. The paystub must include deductions, pay rates, and hours. When you are first hired, the employer must give you an initial compensation disclosure that gives information about your pay rate. It is also against the law to ask a retail employee to work for free on a probationary period longer than two hours.

What should I do if the authorities show up? It should be a warning sign if your employer instructs you never to open the door for law enforcement, fire fighters, or other city or county inspectors. A licensed and legal business is routinely inspected by government employees.

What time does the business close? All legal cannabis stores close at 10 p.m. in California. You should not be working in a retail sales position after 10 p.m. because the law makes it illegal to sell between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs’ Wage Enforcement Program investigates violations of the County’s Minimum Wage Ordinances for those employees who work in the unincorporated areas of the County. If your employer does not pay you the mandated minimum wage, you can file a complaint online at the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs website, via phone at (800) 593-8222, or email at wagehelp@dcba.lacounty.gov. The Department can also help you understand your rights under the County’s minimum wage laws, investigate alleged violations of the law by your employer, and help you get the wages that are owed to you. These services are free of charge and the Department will not ask or report your immigration status.

 

 

Eastvale Community Success Story

Photo: City Of Eastvale
Photo is of the newly installed pedestrian crosswalks at the intersection of Cherry Creek Circle and Sunny Brook Lane.

Staff Reports

Eastvale – During a recent Neighborhood Watch meeting, an Eastvale resident presented their concerns about the intersection on Cherry Creek Circle and Sunny Brook Lane. The intersection, according to the resident is a high pedestrian traffic intersection and that it was in need of a pedestrian crosswalk. The Public Works Department took the concern to heart and a team assessed the intersection in the field by observing traffic and conducting traffic counts. It was confirmed, based on their findings, that there truly was need for the installation of a pedestrian crosswalk. Due to the number of students and parents that cross the street daily triple four style enhanced crosswalks were installed as well as a curb ramp that meets ADA requirements.

The City of Eastvale is always open to ideas and suggestions from our residents and we welcome the input. This is a perfect example of how the Eastvale community works together in making our city better each day and a reminder that we are better together. Only together can we can accomplish great things!

Here We Grow Again

Staff Reports

Project: Walmart – Eastvale Crossings Project Map:

Current Status: Approved. Waiting for applicant to submit construction plans. Project No. 12-0051 Project Location: Southeast corner of Limonite and Archibald Avenues (APN 144-030-039) Project Description: General Plan Amendment, Change of Zone, Major Development Review, five Conditional Use Permits, Tentative Tract Map No. 35061, and Variance for the development of a 177,000 +/-sq. ft. retail store and several outparcels on 24.78 acres. CEQA: Environmental Impact Report (certified) Planner: Eric Norris/Kanika Kith Notes: City Council approval on April 26, 2017. Project was reviewed by the Riverside County Airport Land Use Commission and received a conditional finding of conformance with the Chino Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan. Public review of DEIR available from September 27 to November 17, 2016. On March 15, 2017, the Planning Commission reviewed and recommended approval of the project to City Council. City Council public hearing on April 12, 2017, with a staff recommendation to continue the hearing to April 26, 2017. City Council approval on April 26, 2017. Notice of Determination recorded on April 27, 2017

Project: 99 Cents Only Store Project Map:

Current Status: Approved. CUP for alcohol sales approved January 17, 2018. Fire water and grading issues halted construction. However, on February 7, 2018 99-Cent Store representatives confirmed that the water issue has been resolved and they anticipate pouring floors in February. They are working with Public Works to resolve the grading problem. On January 24, 2018, the City Council voted 5-0 to appeal the Planning Commission decision and staff is preparing for a new public hearing on March 14, 2018. Project No. 13-1601 Project Location: Northwest corner of Hamner Avenue and “new” Schleisman Road Project Description: Major Development Review for a new 19,104-square foot retail building on 2.67 acres. CEQA: Mitigated Negative Declaration Planner: Siri Champion/Kanika Kith Notes: Planning Commission approved on June 17, 2015. Approved revised lighting plans on November 17, 2015. Project was purchased by a new owner, who intends to build the approved store. Planning has had initial discussions with the owner regarding plans for the northern portion of the property, but no application has been filed. City staff met with the new owners of the site. They intend to develop the northern half of the property with approximately 10,000 square feet of retail and food uses. Building permit issued December 20, 2016. Grading permit issued on May 4, 2017. See the following related project: o Project No. PLN17-20041 99-Cent Only Store

 

Area Crime Recap April 2018

Staff Reports

 

Incident: Warrant Sweep

When: 4/14/18

Where: Jurupa Valley

Details: Some think if they just don’t show up for a court hearing, the police won’t have the manpower to come find them.  If your violation is a DUI or traffic related, don’t count on it.   On April 14, 2018, The Jurupa Valley Traffic Team with dozens of outstanding arrest warrants fanned out into neighborhoods in search of high risk DUI offenders and others with traffic related warrants. Officers served warrants and arrested offenders who either failed to show up for a court date or violated terms of their probation in an outstanding traffic-related case.  “The best bet for anyone with a missed court date is to go to court on their own now,” said Sergeant Raemie Wood. “If you don’t, that warrant isn’t going away. We’re going to come find you and take you to jail.” Those caught often face additional jail time for failing to appear in court or for violating probation. When family, friends, and co-workers find out, violators can also face personal embarrassment as they are led away in handcuffs, as well as missing work while sitting in jail. Special Warrant Service Operations along with regularly scheduled ‘High Visibility’ DUI enforcement has a deterrent effect on those who disregard driving safety and abuse alcohol and drugs.  The Jurupa Valley PD places a high priority on lowering deaths and injuries with the goal of removing impaired drivers and heightening awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Funding for the operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers; Call 9-1-1! Results: Warrants Attempted: 28 ,  Warrants Served: 10

Incident: Fatal Traffic Collision

When: 4/18/18

Where: Mission Blvd. cross of Vernon Ave., Jurupa Valley

Details: On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, about 2:55 PM, officers from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to a traffic collision on Mission Boulevard cross of Vernon Avenue, in Jurupa Valley, involving a motorcycle and a vehicle.  Officers arrived on scene and immediately attempted life-saving measures to the motorcyclist until they were relieved by American Medical Response paramedics. The motorcyclist succumbed from his injuries. The Jurupa Valley Station’s Traffic Reconstruction Team is conducting a full investigation to determine the cause of the collision. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision. The victim will remain unidentified at this time pending Coroner notification to the next of kin. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Robles at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600.  Persons who wish to report criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous can call crime stoppers at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or 800-47-DRUGS (800-473-7847).  You can also leave anonymous information at www.riversidesheriff.org/tipline or www.wetip.com.

Incident: Homicide

When: 4/18/18

Where: 5200 Block of Stone Ave., Jurupa Valley

Details: On April 18, 2018, detectives from the Burbank Police Department requested assistance from the Riverside Sheriff’s Department regarding a homicide investigation involving three Hispanic male victims. Their investigation led Burbank detectives to a residence of interest on the 5200 block of Stone Avenue, in Jurupa Valley. Personnel from the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau and the Central Homicide Unit assisted Burbank detectives with serving a search warrant at the Stone Avenue address. Based on the circumstances and evidence found at the scene, the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit assumed the homicide investigation.   The identities of the victims are being withheld until families are notified.  This is an on-going investigation and no further information will be released at this time.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Central Homicide Unit Investigator Gonzales at 951-955-2777.

Incident: Homicide Investigation

When: 4/20/18

Where: Canal St. cross Mission Blvd., Jurupa Valley

Details: On Friday, April 20th, 2018 at about 7:37 pm, officers assigned to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Jurupa Valley Station were dispatched to a “Man Down” call in the area of Canal St. x Mission Blvd., in the city of Jurupa Valley.  Officers arrived and located an adult male victim deceased near the rail road tracks.  The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification to the next of kin.  There is no suspect information available for release at this time. The Riverside Sheriff’s Department-Central Homicide Unit and Jurupa Valley Station Investigators have assumed the investigation. Investigators are requesting the public’s assistance with any information regarding this incident and are encouraged to please call Investigator Button of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (760) 393-3531.

 

Incident: Street Racing & Traffic Safety Enforcement

When: 4/21/18

Where: Area of Augua Mansa x Brown, Jurupa Valley

Details: On Saturday, April 21, 2018, Jurupa Valley Police Officers conducted zero tolerance enforcement activities in an effort to combat illegal street racing, sideshows, reckless driving and other related traffic offenses.  A marked increase in street racing related activity has been noted at several locations throughout the city in recent months, jeopardizing the public as well as the participants themselves. During the enforcement operation, officers responded to multiple reports of vehicles and pedestrians congregating in the area of Auga Mansa and Brown, Jurupa Valley. Upon the arrival of officers, several vehicles were observed driving recklessly in close proximity to spectators. The following persons were arrested for street racing and/or reckless driving, blocking the road to facilitate street racing, and other related vehicle code violations. All three subject’s vehicles were towed.

In an effort to keep the community safe, the Jurupa Valley Police Department will continue zero tolerance enforcement operations targeting illegal street racing activities and reckless driving. It should be noted that these operations will include arresting and or citing participants and spectators at these illegal events.

 

 

 

 

Eastvale City Manager’s Message

By Michele Nissen

This year continues to be a year of growth and development for the City of Eastvale. New businesses opening in Eastvale such as Costco Wholesale, Amazon Fulfillment Center, Parker House Furniture, Saratogo Foods, and Shred-it to name a few will bring employment opportunities and revenue to our community. There are also many local road improvement projects funded through Senate Bill 1 such as the Residential Slurry Seal Project and the Annual Overlay Project, which will both be completed this year. These are just a few of the big things happening in Eastvale, which is why we have much to be proud and thankful for!
Our city has proven to be a premiere location to raise a family because it is embodied by our focus on “community, pride, and prosperity” as stated in our city seal. As your City Manager and a long-time Eastvale resident, I am confident you will be pleased with the progress we are making this year. Stay tuned for more great news from the City of Eastvale.
One of our goals for 2018 is to enhance communications and outreach with the citizens of Eastvale. To that end, we publish a weekly electronic newsletter that recaps the important events and information that the City posts to different platforms. The “Eastvale Weekly” provides a quick glance at the most recent news within our community. Updates can be found in this newsletter regarding city functions, elected officials, departments, and staff. Our hope is to bring City Hall closer to you!
For more exciting news, updates, and opportunity to meet your City Council members and City Staff, please join us on July 24, 2018 for the Annual State of the City Address to be held at Eleanor Roosevelt High School.

Hamner Widening Project

By Anthony Saude

Eastvale – The Hamner Avenue Widening Project is estimated to begin in July of this year, and is simply the next chapter in the city of Eastvale’s master plan.

The City is experiencing the kind of growth that was once only a dream written down on paper. The plan has been well thought out is now being executed by city officials in a very deliberate and responsible manner.

What is the Hamner Widening Project? The improvements being made will be limited to the east side of Hamner Avenue, adjacent to the Swan Lake property. The goal is to remove the “bottleneck” and increase the capacity of the roadway to accommodate the increased traffic. A lane will be added to each direction of the roadway increasing the number of lanes from 1 lane each way to having 2 lanes in each direction.

All of the improvements will be done within the existing Public Right-of –Way rules that are already required outside of the Swan Lake property. The immediate benefit this project will bring to the community will be a detour that will be needed during the upcoming I-15/Limonite construction.

The detour will be needed when the 1-15/Limonite interchange construction begins in August of this year. Additionally, the pavement on Hamner between Limonite Avenue and Amberhill Avenue will be rehabilitated.

The project is funded by the Western Riverside County of Governments (WRCOG) through the Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF).

 

Clean Up and Paper Shredding for FREE

By Anthony Saude

Eastvale – The City of Eastvale will be partnering  with Waste Management for a free residential clean up and paper shredding event on Saturday May 26.

This free event will be held at Ramirez Intermediate School, 6905 Harrison Ave, Eastvale CA 92880, from 8 am to 12 pm.  There is a 4 banker box limit per household for shredding. Other items that will be accepted for disposal are: Washers/Dryers, TV’s, Microwaves, Air Conditioners, Computers, Refrigerators/Freezers, Chairs/Couches/Tables, Box Springs/Mattresses, Barbecue/Patio Furniture, bundled Branches and bagged green waste.

Items that will not be accepted:  Tires, Latex, Oil, Paint, Florescent Light Tubes, Empty Drums, Batteries, Motor Parts or Motor Oil, Pool Chemicals, Commercial or Remodeling Waste, Transmission/Brake Fluids, Weed Killers, Herbicides, Bleach/Tub & Tile Cleaner, Fertilizers, Pesticides & Rodent Poisons, Anti Freeze, Solvents/Gasoline or Engines

Make sure to bring proof that you are a resident of Eastvale. Bring a photo ID with this flyer or a Waste Management bill to the event. Residents with trailers will be directed to the landfill/transfer station to unload materials themselves. Please note that all company vehicles will be turned away.

Residents are responsible for unloading their own items.