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City of Eastvale News Complete Edition: January 2019

The City of Eastvale News covers local news for Eastvale, Norco, Corona, Jurupa Valley, Mira Loma, Chino and more. Click the following link to access the complete issue in pdf format: https://anaprdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/complete.online.edition.pdf

Ring in the New Year at the Eastvale Community Center


JURUPA VALLEY, CA (December 10, 2018) – Back by popular demand, the JCSD Parks and Recreation Department will turn the Eastvale Community Center (ECC) into the ultimate party destination.  This exciting event begins at 7:00 p.m. and will feature a disc jockey and dancing, a buffet dinner with a dessert station, two wine and beer bars, a photo booth, raffles, and a midnight balloon drop and champagne toast. The party concludes at 1:00 a.m. Designated pick-up and drop-off areas will be available for those who are using alternative transportation. 

No babysitter? That’s no problem! A separate Kids’ Corner, staffed by JCSD personnel, will be available for an extra charge of $10 per child. Games, activities, and snacks will be provided for their entertainment. Admission is $50 per person and tickets may be purchased at the ECC. This event sold out last year so don’t delay! For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (951) 727-3524.

About JCSD – Founded in 1956, the Jurupa Community Services District is a public governmental agency which provides services and programs to the cities of Jurupa Valley and Eastvale. It is governed by five elected representatives (Board of Directors) from both cities. Serving over 130,000 people in a 40-square-mile area, JCSD provides a variety of community services and programs including water, sewer, streetlights, frontage landscape maintenance, graffiti abatement, and parks and recreation services. Visit us at http://www.jcsd.us

Eastvale Appoints New Mayor

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By City of Eastvale

Todd Rigby has lived in Eastvale for almost a decade as a California native.  He is a strong believer in giving back to his community. Professionally, he works in residential real estate as a broker and owner.  Rigby and his wife Charlene are the parents of three children.  Rigby enjoys volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, his church, and local sports organizations.  

Todd received his Associate’s Degree from Santa Ana College in Liberal Arts, and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University in Facilities Management with a Business Minor. He then went on to receive a Master’s Degree from Azusa Pacific University in Human Resource Organizational Development.  

“I am excited for this new role and look forward to continuing to serve the residents of our community,” said Mayor Todd Rigby.  “Thank you to my fellow Council Members for your vote of confidence. We have a great team in place on the Council and within our City staff. I look forward to a great year of accomplishing our strategic goals, and with our team effort, I have no doubt we will continue to make Eastvale a great place to live, conduct business, and visit.”

Keeping Your Health on Track During the Indulgent Holiday Season

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By Statepoint

The holiday season can be an indulgent one, full of cookies, candies, heavy meals and eggnog. While no one wants to rein in the fun during the merriest time of year, there are simple ways to keep your health on track during this indulgent holiday season.

• Stick to Routines. To the best of your ability during this hectic time of year, attempt to stick to routines that promote wellness. Set a bedtime and honor it. Hit the gym. Meditate. Do whatever it is that keeps you grounded and feeling your best.

• Drink Up. Many people associate dehydration with the warmer months. But in winter weather it can be especially easy to forget to stay well-hydrated, especially when you’re indulging in alcoholic beverages at all those holiday parties.

Remember, water doesn’t need to be the only source of hydration you think about this season. Soups and purees made from hearty winter vegetables, as well as citrus fruits do the trick, too, and their nutritional properties can help keep you healthy in winter.

• Keep Things Organically Sweet. Staying on track doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the sweetness of the season. Instantly boost the flavor of your favorite meals with organic honey. One great option is Organic Honey In The Raw. USDA Organic Certified and Non-GMO Project Verified, it’s made from pure nectar collected from exotic wildflowers found in the remote Caatinga region of northeast Brazil. The hand-harvested, sustainable honey is raw (never heated above 117 degrees) and unfiltered, so it retains the benefits of bee pollen.

And just one tablespoon of organic raw honey provides the right amount of sweetness and flavor for any dish or drink, including year-round staples like oatmeal, yogurt, tea, and more. You can also consider giving a honey makeover to all your favorite holiday recipes, including glazes and sauces for meat and poultry, cocktail recipes, and of course baked treats.

• Make Substitutions. Other healthful substitutions you can make this holiday season include topping pies with Greek yogurt instead of cream, using apple sauce in place of oil and nut flour instead of white flour in baking, and serving vegetable mash as an alternative to mashed potatoes.

• Be Mindful. The holiday party circuit can be dangerous when it comes to making nutritious choices. When you enter a party with a buffet set-up, it can be tempting to reach for the richest foods first. Before indulging in the canapes and Swedish meatballs, try filling up a plate with crudité first. While you’re doing so, get a good look at all the options available. This way, you’ll be more likely to savor choice items you’ll truly enjoy.

A joyful holiday season doesn’t mean you must pack on pounds or feel under the weather. By keeping your health on track throughout this indulgent time of year, you can start 2019 with your best food forward.

Foster Care Agency Announces Toy Drive

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By Cindy White

Corona – Avant-Garde Foster Family Agency is seeking the community’s help in collecting toys and gifts for foster youth for this Christmas season. Beginning the week of Thanksgiving, donation boxes will be available to drop-off toys at the following locations:

            Avant-Garde FFA Office —      1655 East 6th St. Suite A-4C

                                                            Corona, CA  92879

            Citibank Corona Branch —      1189 Magnolia Ave

                                                            Corona, CA  92879

Toys should be new, unwrapped, and appropriate for ages 0-13. Educational toys welcome, but please, no weapons. For foster youth age 13 and above, gift cards in any amount are welcome, with $25 values preferred. Gift cards should be dropped off or mailed directly to the agency address above. Receipts for donations are available upon request.

Avant-Garde Foster Family Agency is a private, non-Profit 501 (c)3 community service organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children in foster care.

For more information about Avant-Garde Foster Family Agency, their foster care or their toy drive call (951) 735-5300 or visit their website at http://www.avgffa.org

Eastvale: Eastvale Appoints New City Manager

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By City of Eastvale

EASTVALE, CA – On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the Eastvale City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Bryan Jones as the new permanent City Manager. The appointment became effective immediately after. Bryan joined the City of Eastvale on April 16, 2018 as the Assistant City Manager, following a six month, nationwide, 90 applicant recruitment and interview process. On June 13, 2018, Bryan was asked to serve as the Interim City Manager starting June 29, 2018. Since then, Bryan has led the organization and expanded City Hall with new Council Chambers, additional offices, a larger conference room, and an expanded customer service counter to better serve our residents and businesses. In August, Bryan also led City Council through a Strategic Planning Goal Setting process with public input.
“Bryan is a hardworking and trustworthy leader who delivers a strong strategic outlook to help guide our community,” Mayor Clint Lorimore said. “I have enjoyed working with Bryan and have had the pleasure of watching him build upon the positive momentum we’ve created in our City. I look forward to continuing to work with Bryan, the City Council, and our outstanding team at City Hall to best serve our residents and businesses.
Bryan is passionate about identifying ways to help move and connect people, businesses, and communities so they can all thrive together. His ultimate goal is to create places for people to prosper. Bryan draws from nearly 20 years in both the public and private sectors. 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.
“Over the last few months, Bryan has led the Eastvale team to new heights and already accomplished so much in such a short time,” Mayor Pro Tem Todd Rigby said. “With Bryan’s leadership and experience, he has earned the trust and respect of staff, Council, and others that work with the City. I have no doubt he will do an excellent job and continue to be a valuable asset to the city. I look forward to continuing to work with Bryan in his new role as the City Manager of Eastvale.”
“I feel blessed that the City Council has entrusted me with this great responsibility to lead this amazing City,” Bryan Jones said. “I am honored to serve alongside a talented and amazing team at City Hall that is really taking on an entrepreneurial spirit; they are always striving to Exceed Eastvale’s Expectations Every Day.” Bryan Jones continued. “Over the last seven months the Eastvale community has been so warm and welcoming. In this time, I have had the privilege of experiencing why Eastvale is #17 in the nation for Best Places To Live. It has been a privilege to get to know so many of the people that make this community such a special place to live, work, and play. I look forward to serving our City Council in helping create Eastvale’s tomorrow, today.”
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 the University of California, Davis with a Communications minor. Bryan is a California native and married to his wife, Shari. They have two grown children and three black Labradors.
About the City of Eastvale
The City of Eastvale was founded on October 1, 2010 as an independent local government agency, governed by a five-member, elected City Council. The City of Eastvale serves over 64,855 residents and encompasses 13.1 square-miles in western Riverside County. The City is strategically poised between Interstate 15 and California State Routes 91, 60, and 71, making access easy for residents, visitors and businesses alike. Eastvale is a young and dynamic community filled with economic opportunity, tremendous growth, and strong values. For more information on the City of Eastvale, please visit: http://www.EastvaleCA.gov
Media Contact:
Olivia Applegate | Public Information Officer
951.703.4415 | oapplegate@eastvaleca.gov

Eastvale: Largest Church in the City Breaks Ground on New Church Home

VantagePoint Church breaks ground on their new 10 acre church home in the city of Eastvale



Staff Reports

Eastvale – Founded in 2008, VantagePoint Church has grown from a handful of families to become the largest church in Eastvale, currently averaging over 1800 men women and children in 4 services each Sunday.  For nine of those years, they’ve been a portable church, meeting at Roosevelt High School. It has always been the church’s dream to build a permanent home in Eastvale to better serve their surrounding communities.

On Sunday, September 30, 2018, VantagePoint Church’s dream took one step closer to fulfillment as they celebrated their official groundbreaking at their new church home, 8500 Archibald Ave, Eastvale, CA 92880.

Over 2000 people gathered on the 10 acre property to dedicate the land to God and to the vision He has for their property. Gathered with the people of VantagePoint Church were several members of the Eastvale City Council, including Mayor Clint Lorimore and Mayor Pro Tem Todd Rigby.

Construction of the church facility has begun and will continue through October of 2019, when the new campus of VantagePoint Church Eastvale will open its doors to the community. The campus will initially consist of a state of the art 650 seat auditorium, children’s buildings, and community spaces.  Eventually, the church’s master plan calls for a larger 1250 seat auditorium, a splash pad, cafe, and community meeting spaces.

Until construction is finished, VantagePoint Church continues to meet at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale on Sundays at 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am, and 6pm. Visit their website at: http://www.vantagepointchurch.org.

Eastvale: 99 Cents Only Store Opens

Staff Reports


On Thursday, October 4th, 99 Cents Only Stores kicked off their grand opening celebration of its new Eastvale store by selling 32″ Flat Screen LED TVs for only 99 cents to the first nine customers in line!

99 Cents Only Stores was excited to introduce the store to the residents of Eastvale and surrounding areas and wanted to spread the excitement by offering the outrageous giveaway. To celebrate this new store, nine 99 customers in line also purchased a George Foreman Grill for only 99 cents. They also offered a food processor for only 99 cents, and an iron for just 99 cents.

The new Eastvale store is located at 7115 Hamner Ave and features a perishable food department, including fresh produce, dairy and frozen foods.

About 99 Cents Only Stores
Founded in 1982, 99 Cents Only Stores is the leading operator of extreme value stores in California and the Southwestern United States. The Company currently operates 388 stores located in California, Texas, Arizona & Nevada.

99 Cents Only Stores offers a broad assortment of name brand and other attractively priced merchandise and compelling seasonal product offerings.

For more information sign onto www.99only.com.

Eastvale Community News Complete Edition February 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: EastvaleNews.02-2018

Eastvale Community News Complete Edition December 2017

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Eastvale Community News Complete Edition November 2017

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Eastvale Community News Complete Edition July 2017

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Eastvale Families Sue For Crash On Pine; City Allocates $250,000 For Defense

By Michael Armijo

Chino –The City of Chino has allocated $250,000 to defend itself from a lawsuit for a fiery crash on Pine Avenue that occurred in Oct. of 2014.

The accident, which took place on the 7600 block of Pine Avenue near the California Institute for Women near the Meadow Square Apartments, took the lives of three teenagers who lived in the neighboring city of Eastvale.

The families of the three people killed filed the suit in Dec. 2015 citing that the city allowed dangerous conditions on Pine Avenue that resulted in the crash. Of the many allegations, the families claimed the city failed to warn drivers of the dangerous conditions and failed to maintain a safe shoulder or clear zone near the curve.

The first $100,000 was authorized by in June last year. The additional $150,000 was approved last month. According to local reports the funds will be used to create a defense for the rest of the year.

The suit filed by the families did not ask for a specific amount for damages for the deaths of Andrew Deleon, Alex Horta, and Nathan Dominguez, all 19 years of age from Eastvale. The three were in a 2000 Chevy pickup traveling westbound on Pine when it crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a 2013 Honda Accord traveling the opposite way.

Eastvale Community News Complete Edition March 2017


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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: 2017-3-EastvaleNews-WEB

Eastvale Community News Complete Edition January 2017

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Eastvale Community News Complete Edition June 2016

2016-06-EastvaleNews-COVERThe Eastvale Community News covers local news for Eastvale, Norco, Corona, and Chino. Click the following link to access the complete issue in pdf format: 2016-06-EastvaleNews-WEB

Eastvale Community News Complete Edition May 2016

2016-05-EastvaleNews-COVERThe Eastvale Community News covers local news for Eastvale, Norco, Corona, and Chino. Click the following link to access the complete issue in pdf format: 2016-05-EastvaleNews-WEB

Public Works Department Maintaining a First Rate Infrastructure System!

Eastvale City Manager Michele Nissen

Eastvale City Manager Michele Nissen

By Michele Nissen, City Manager

At the 5th Annual State of the City in April, the City’s Department heads gave brief and informative updates about their departments. Over the next few months, I will continue to give you additional details about these departments and their day to day operations.

The Public Works Department is responsible for constructing and maintaining the City’s infrastructure, which includes 1,178 miles of streets, sidewalks, 44 traffic signals, storm drains less than 36” in size, all traffic signs, and one bridge. Public Works ensures that our streets are safe and clean, traffic signals operate efficiently, the staff responds to citizen concerns in the public right-of-way, as well as provide quality and responsive private development plan review.

The City of Eastvale utilizes the services of the County of Riverside for routine street maintenance, traffic signal maintenance, and traffic sign repair and replacement.  County staff provides fast response times and quality work.

The City’s public works staff is responsible for implementing capital improvement programs to maintain and expand the City’s infrastructure as needed.  Maintaining 1,178 miles of roadway is no small challenge.  The City has developed a pavement management plan and 5 year capital improvement program to systematically maintain all City infrastructure. Concluding in the next few years, it is estimated that the City will spend over $4.6 million dollars on improvements to City facilities.  City infrastructure is maintained through specific funding sources such as Measure A and Gas Tax funds and is not funded through the General Fund.

We encourage residents to file complaints or service requests related to roadways, sidewalks, or traffic signals via the City’s E-Citizen App. For additional information about the app, please visit www. bit.ly.com/ECitizen.

The Building Division is responsible for enforcing local state and federal laws enacted to safeguard public safety, health and the general welfare through the California Building Code.  The Division is responsible for reviewing documents, issuing permits and enforcement of the Building Codes.  Every building in the City of Eastvale is inspected by City building inspectors.  These inspections ensure that the structures are safe and meet all applicable codes.  In addition, for homeowner improvements such as patio covers, pools, remodels and other improvements to property may require a permit.  To find out before you construct, call City Hall to determine whether a permit is required.

Should you have any questions or comments, City Hall may be reached at (951) 361-0900. City Hall office hours are Monday-Thursday from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, closed every Friday.  City Hall encourages all residents and visitors to register for e-notification on the City’s website: www.EastvaleCA.gov.

Fifty Years Faithful

By Pastor Rob Norrisrob-norris-BW-2x2

“For love is as strong as death.” – Song of Solomon 8:6

Only 10 months into their marriage, during an otherwise calm Sunday drive to church one July morning, a young Navy couple’s car was broadsided by a streaking ambulance racing through an intersection. The driver of the car, R. L. Alford, sustained some minor injuries. His wife, Hilda, was thrown from the vehicle, suffering a massive head injury that left her not only a quadriplegic, but also legally blind and unable to speak.

That was 50 years ago—50 years of communicating with his wife through little more than the nods of her head. Fifty years of pushing her wheelchair or (his preferred way) carrying her in his arms. Fifty years of emptying her urine pan and cleaning up her bowel movements. And in the last few years, even feeding her through a tracheal tube and learning how to insert her catheters.

Along the way, R. L.’s brand of marital loyalty has drawn some unexpected notice (“Undeserved,” to hear him say it). When a longtime family friend spearheaded a drive in the mid-80s to raise funds to build the Alfords a new home, help came from such high-ranking places as Florida governor Bob Martinez, who not only gave them a brand-new refrigerator but also spent a day working at the construction site. President Ronald Reagan sent a check for $500, followed by another for $1,000.

“When R. L. was asked to repeat the vow ‘for better or worse,’” a neighbor said, “he heard it real loud. Medically, it’s a miracle Hilda is still alive. But she’s not alive because of all those doctors. She’s alive because R. L. gave his life to her.”

In September 2006, the Alfords celebrated their golden anniversary. Looking back, R. L. humbly remarked, “Sure, it’s been rough in some ways. But it’s been rewarding.”

Fifty years of being there. May all our promises to each other be that long lasting.

Live It! Talk about what you would do for one another if the unthinkable happened. Promise you’ll be there, regardless.

Pray: While asking God for many more years together, pray it with a promise that you’ll remain faithful no matter what those years entail.


The Crossings meets Sundays, 10 a.m., at River Heights Intermediate, 7227 Scholar Way, in Eastvale. For more information, visit atthecrossings.com.


Eastvale Community News Complete Edition April 2016

2016-04-EastvaleNews-COVERThe Eastvale Community News covers local news for Eastvale, Norco, Corona, and Chino. Click the following link to access the complete issue in pdf format: 2016-04-EastvaleNews-WEB