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City of Eastvale News Complete Print Edition – February 2023

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City of Eastvale News Complete Print Edition – January 2023

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City of Eastvale News Complete Print Edition – December 2022

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City of Eastvale News Complete Print Edition – September 2022

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City of Eastvale News Complete Print Edition – March 2021

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Eastvale News Complete Print Edition- April 2020

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COVID-19 Death Within 20 Miles From Eastvale

Staff Reports

– On March 11, the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PCHMC) announced that a patient who passed away at their hospital confirmed positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This was the first reported COVID-19 death in Los Angeles County.
On March 9, the patient went to the hospital by ambulance and was in full cardiac arrest. Staff provided lifesaving care to stabilize her condition. Based on her travel history and symptoms, the patient was placed in isolation and infection control protocols were implemented according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). LACDPH authorized to obtain samples for COVID-19 testing, but the patient died shortly after “due to complications from their illness,” according to a PCHMC statement. On March 11, LACDPH confirmed the patient tested positive for COVID-19.
A family member disclosed the patient’s travel status, which included a residence in the City of Walnut. However, the County confirmed that the individual “did NOT circulate around the City of Walnut and stayed primarily at the residence,” according to Walnut Public Information Officer, Melanie Tep. She stated that the City is communicating with LA County’s Department of Public Health for more information regarding the patients’ travel details. “We will communicate more information as it becomes available from the County.”
In addition, the LA County Department of Public Health confirmed that the patient’s family members are currently in quarantine. PCHMC is also following LACDPH guidelines for the staff that came into contact with the patient.
“We extend our deepest condolences to the patient and family,” said Daniel Gluckstein, MD, Medical Director of Infectious Disease at PVHMC. “At this time, our top priority remains protecting public health and ensuring the safety of our patients, visitors, Associates, physicians, volunteers and community.”
“We understand people are feeling anxious about potential exposure to coronavirus, but we want to reassure our patients and their families that the risk of exposure from this case is low,” stated a PVHMC statement. “PVHMC remains a safe, high-quality facility to seek medical care.”
The City of Walnut issued a reminder stating that Public Health continues to recommend that the public do the following to protect themselves and others from respiratory illnesses:
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).
• Facemasks are most effective when used appropriately by health care workers and and those directly caring for people who are sick and by people who are sick (source control).
• Get a flu immunization if you have not done so this season.

Eastvale Schools Close But Learning Will Continue

Staff Reports

Eastvale – On March 13, Superintendent Dr. Lin announced that all Corona-Norco Unified public Schools will be closed from Monday, March 16 to Friday, April 3.
Dr. Lin stated that “the public health crisis created by the Coronavirus is not something any of us could reasonably have expected to happen, and we are in uncharted waters as we work to prevent the spread of the illness.”
“We have been following the direction of public health experts to keep our school community — students, staff, family members and visitors — safe in the midst of a growing health crisis,” he said. “We are now at a point where the balance has shifted and the appropriate path is to close schools. Additionally, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency.”
Therefore, the CNUSD schools will be completely shut down and all activities on or off campus will be cancelled. However, Dr. Lin said they will evaluate and determine if the return date will change. “Parents and staff will hear from CNUSD directly in the event that the return date of April 6, 2020 changes,” stated the Superintendent.
He also said that there are plans for CNUSD students to continue to learn during the closure. The statement included a link to three phases of learning while the schools are closed. During Phase 1 (between 1 and 5 school days), students are encouraged to engage in enrichment activities and read grade level materials. During Phase 2 (between 6 and school 21 days), information will be sent via email and posted on the district website regarding “how to support students with additional enrichment activities they can complete from home.” Then in Phase 3, (longer than school 21 days), further communication will be sent via email and posted on the district website with “specific instructions for completion of school curriculum from home.”
CNUSD did acknowledge that they are aware all students do not have regular access to technology or the internet. Therefore, hard copies of the materials will be provided, and more information will be released at a later date. Direct access to both electronic and paper resources options are currently available on cnusd.k12.ca.us.
“This is a difficult decision, but necessary, as we try to slow the spread of the virus,” stated Dr. Lin in his statement. “Corona-Norco Unified School District serves a wide-range of communities including a high-needs population, and our schools provide a social safety net for our children. The closing of any school has real consequences beyond the loss of instructional time. This is not an easy decision and not one we take lightly.”
Since this is a rapidly changing situation, CNUSD staff advises that parents and families check their email regularly and visit cnusd.k12.ca.us for frequent updates. Dr. Lin stated they will communicate via email, Facebook and Twitter during the course of this closure, as well.
“These are unprecedented and challenging times, but we will get through this as a community,” concluded Dr. Lin.

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

Photo Courtesy: Avant-Garde FFA

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

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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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