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Customers Satisfied with LarSun Solar

Staff Reports

Corona – LarSun Solar is a great company that provides sustainable and reliable energy for your home.  You may have seen their sign off the 91 freeway or read their great reviews on Yelp!

LarSun customers are satisfied because LarSun provides the highest quality US-made equipment at the best price and with the best warranties.  They install solar panels that include a 25-year warranty and a full monitoring system to track the performance. 

LarSun Solar have been in business for over 12 years, and the company has focused on solar specifically for 7 years. In addition, they have solar installers you can trust because their team has been working on roofs for over 30 years.

Erik Larsen, President and Founder of LarSun Solar, said he loves that the company has been solar specific for the last 7 years. “I love solar as a product. Ultimately, we are just selling people on savings for what they are already buying – electricity.” 

Larsen also loves that solar panels are great for your wallet and the planet.  “I feel good at night knowing I’m saving families tons of money and saving the future for my kids.”

In addition, LarSun Solar strives to build relationships with their customers.  “We know and care about every customer we work with,” said Larsen. From throwing BBQs to hosting little league parties, LarSun loves serving the community.  “We want to take care of you. We love our community.”

Also, LarSun offers incentives for military, both current and veterans, and donates to local organizations like little league and schools. “Just ask,” said Larsen regarding donations.

Before Solar, Larsen obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Entrepreneurship and he said his first business was a cupcake truck.  He was even a finalist on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars!  “If you request, I will make cupcakes for you on the day of install,” said Larsen.

LarSun Solar is located off the 91 between Lincoln and Maple, but they service all of California.  Their address is 1611 Pomona Rd, Corona CA 92880.  You can give them a call at 909-600-5050 or 949-294-4220.  You can also check out their website at LarSun.com or read reviews from satisfied customers.  LarSun Solar is certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, is C-46 solar specific licensed and bond, and is insured. 

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

Eastvale Woman Fatally Shot

By Diana Sanchez

Eastvale – On Nov. 24, an Eastvale woman was shot and found deceased in the roadway of Jasper Loop, north of Aspen Leaf Lane.  The woman was later identified as Alicia Rene Lopez, 28 of Eastvale.  The Eastvale Police Department is currently seeking the public’s assistance to obtain any additional information regarding the shooting. 

The incident occurred at around 8:08 pm on Saturday evening, when nearby residents reported that they heard “shots being fired” in the 1300 block of Jasper Loop.  Eastvale Police Officers were dispatched to the location.  When Police officials arrived, Lopez was found in the middle of the roadway and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  It is unknown at this time if Lopez lived near the residence where she was shot. 

“One adult male was seen running from the location after the shooting,” said Sergeant Walter Mendez in a news release.  “But no further information is available at this time,” Mendez added. 

After the incident occurred, several members of the community turned to social media group pages asking what happened and what the suspect looked like.  The posts caused a lot of speculation of what could have led to the shooting.  However, out of respect for the family, many administrators of the social media sites deleted or addressed comments that contained unconfirmed information.  A family member of Lopez even commented on a post stating that the incident was not a result of domestic violence.  All parties reiterated that the incident is under investigation and information regarding the suspect’s appearance will be released when available.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Central Homicide Unit and the Jurupa Valley Station Investigators have assumed the investigation, according to Mendez.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call Investigator Vasquez of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (760) 393-3529.  An anonymous tip can also be submitted using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form at www.riversidesheriff.org/tipline/.  This investigation incident number is EV183280060.

Hundreds Served at Christmas Gift Mart

Photo Courtesy: Richard Gierman (richardgierman.com)
Entertainment was provided by Eleanor Roosevelt High School Students

Staff Reports

Eastvale – VantagePoint Church held their 6th Annual Christmas Gift Mart on December 1 at Eleanor Roosevelt High School.  This event helps low-income families provide holiday gifts for their children each year. 

This year’s Gift Mart allowed 420 families to take home 2,100 gifts for their children.  Members of VantagePoint Church donated over 1,800 of these gifts, each valuing from $15 to $25. 

In addition to the donations, over 300 volunteers gathered to make this event possible.  Even the local Boy Scout Troop woke up early to serve 1,100 pancake breakfasts for the families waiting in line.  The families were very grateful for the breakfast and coffee served, because some of them began lining up for the event the day before!

However, it was definitely worth the wait as families had a great time at this year’s Christmas Gift Mart.  Parents were able to pick out Christmas presents while their children made holiday crafts.  Then, volunteers wrapped the gifts and took them to each family’s cars.  Children were also excited to meet Santa, Santa’s elves, Spider-Man, Princess Belle, and Kylo Ren.  The entertainment continued with performances by the Eleanor Roosevelt High School band, choir, and drama departments.  In addition, free raffles and balloon animals were provided to the families before they went in to shop.

This event continues to touch the lives of local families each year.  “One family told us that their child just got out of the hospital and without us, they wouldn’t have been able to afford Christmas,” said Monique Whritenour, VantagePoint Operations & Outreach Director.

“Families were blessed, lives were changed, and we found a tangible way to be living proof of a loving God to those around us,” Whritenour added.

City of Eastvale News: Complete Edition December 2018

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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 City Election Results

By Michael Armijo

Eastvale – The results are in and the three seats up for election are filled. For City Council there were 3 districts up for election: District 1, 3, and 4. In District 1 the current council representative is Todd Rigby. He was unchallenged by the deadline last month so he will retain his seat. So Todd Rigby will continue to represent District 1.  In District 3, Howard Feng, and Chris Hook could not beat incumbent Councilman Clint Lorimore. So Clint Lorimore will continue to represent District 3. In the final District, 4, Bart Moreno lost to Jocelyn Yow. Yow will represent District 4.

For the Corona-Norco Unified School District, only one seat affected the City of Eastvale. There was one candidate trying to upseat incumbent Bill Newberry, and she was successful. The challenger and new board member is Elizabeth “Lisa” Marroquin.

Bill Newberry received 45.9% of the votes with 3,342 votes, and winner Marroquin has 54.04% of the votes with 3,930 votes.

In District 3 winner Clint Lorimore recieved 54.15% at 717 votes, Howard Feng was at 32.40% with 429 votes, and Chris Hook has 13.44% with 178 votes.

District 4 showed winner Jocelyn Yow at 69.16% of the vote with 1139 votes, and Bart Moreno yielded 30.84% at 508 votes.

These counts are as of Nov 9 from the Riverside County Registrar’s office and do not include any provisional votes, which were not enough to change the outcome. For more information please sign onto: www.voteinfo.net.

A little history on the decision to divide the City of Eastvale into districts: The City Council previously took action at the April 27, 2016 City Council meeting to initiate the process of converting to by-district voting beginning with the November, 2016 election. The Council approved Resolution No. 16- 09 initiating the by-district process. So instead of their traditional “at large” option of voting, this resulted in a few positive changes to the city:

1. The city will have representation by all parts of the city. So as the city was cut up into 5 areas, there can only be a candidate who lives in those district areas that are up for election.

2. The marketing costs will be more affordable. So if a “rich” candidate, or someone who has the ability to raise more money than the others, dominated past elections they can no longer do so. It levels out the political playing field financially.

What has also changed is the election cycle. State law now requires all elections to be held in November, with the exception of Primary elections, which are historically held in June. This has been a great cost saver to cities who ran their elections outside of the county election cycles. Now cities who paid for elections in odd months can now streamline their costs.


For additional voter registration information visit www.voteinfo.net or contact Eastvale City Hall at http://www.eastvaleca.gov/.

Eastvale: Bond Initiatives Construction in Full Swing

Photo By: Michael Armijo
ERHS is just one of the many schools in the CNUSD that will benefit from 2 voter-approved bond initiatives.

Staff Reports

Corona, Norco, Eastvale – Measure U (voted on and passed in 2006) and Measure GG (voted on and passed in 2014), are bond initiatives that are building and improving school facilities in Corona, Norco, and Eastvale. Residents are currently paying on both bonds, which are included in their property taxes.

In November 2006 the voters of the Corona-Norco Unified School District (CNUSD) approved Measure U, another $250 million general obligation bond for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities at CNUSD. In accordance with State law, Citizens’ Oversight Committee was formed to monitor the projects and expenditures of revenue received from Measure U.

In November 2014 the voters of the Corona-Norco Unified School District (CNUSD) approved another initiative, Measure GG, adding $396 million general obligation bond for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities at CNUSD. In accordance with State law, a Citizens’ Oversight Committee was formed to monitor the projects and expenditures of revenue received from Measure GG.

“All money raised within city areas will be distributed equitably between Corona, Norco and Eastvale schools. Funds cannot be taken away by the State or used for District administration or employee salaries,” said Superintendent Dr. Michael Lin in a written statement.

On August 5, the Board of Education unanimously voted to place Measure GG, a $396 million bond measure, on the November 4, 2014 ballot to address the needs of the schools in the district. The measure will cost property owners in the District around $24 per $100,000 of assessed valuation (not market) annually. Measure GG is Providing labs and classrooms for career technical education, Update instructional technology in the classroom for improved student learning , Upgrade classrooms, libraries, science labs and computer systems to keep pace with technology and rising academic standards, Improve student safety and security, including security lighting, fencing, smoke detectors, fire alarms and sprinklers, Ensure that all teachers are adequately trained in the use of modern instructional technologies, Repair or replace deteriorated roofs, floors and plumbing and remove hazardous materials in older schools, and Reduce classroom overcrowding by providing new classrooms and facilities

The following schools were allotted money from Measure GG:

Adams ES $ 121,670.00 (Technology), Anthony 59,284.00 (Technology), Barton ES 144,410.00 (Shade Shelter), Chavez 9,050.00 (Technology ), Coronita ES 8,446,033.00 (Multi-Purpose Building), Garretson ES 1,551,377.00 (Relos and Parking Lot), Eisenhower ES 902,884.00 (Relos), Franklin 109,534.00 (Technology), Foothill 37,692.00 (Technology),  Jefferson ES 692,941.00 (Classroom Remodels), Home Gardens ES 40,227,543.00, New School Lincoln ES 4,867,361.00 (Relos and Bathrooms), Mckinley 3,565.00 (Technology), Norco ES 69,869.00 (Bathrooms), Orange ES 143,435.00 (Relos), Parkridge ES 10,473,141.00 (Classrooms), Parks ES 5,000,000.00, New School Prado View 133,391.00 (Technology), Riverview 78,172.00 (Fencing), Sierra Vista 17,027.00 (Technology), Stallings ES 15,483.00 (Technology), VanderMolen ES 10,000,000.00, New School Vicentia ES 10,488,249.00 (Multi-Purpose Building), Washington ES 117,224.00 (Technology), Wilson 70,669.00 (Technology), Auburndale IS 51,246.00 (Technology), Corona Fund 49,023.00 (Technology), Norco IS 609,526.00 (Shade Shelter/Classrooms), Raney IS 403,875.00 (Shade Shelter/Classrooms), Lee Pollard High School 767,324.00 (Activity Field), Orange Grove HS/Adult Ed 192,328.00 (Classrooms ), Centennial HS 46,917,457.00 (Performing Arts, Classrooms, Track & Field, Gymnasium ), Corona HS 27,550,545.00 (Stadium & Field, Acquatic Center), Norco HS 44,995,987.00 (Performing Arts, Classrooms, Track & Field, Acquatic Center ), Rancho Serrano HS 6,035,174.00 (Land Purchase ), Roosevelt 202,211.00 (HVAC Upgrade), Roosevelt 67,520,000.00 (High School ), Santiago HS 10,736,999.00 (Stadium & Field, Classrooms), Victress Bowers 19,876.00 Technology IT Infrastructure 2,970,344.00, Legal Expenses 120,582.00, Refurbish Relos 396,606.00

TOTAL EXPENSES PROJECTED PER DISTRICT WEBSITE: $ 303,319,107.00

“Our classrooms, computer labs and science labs require upgrades and repairs to ensure that students who plan to go to college are prepared to succeed, and those who don’t plan to go to college receive the career training they need to compete for good paying jobs,” added Dr. Lin in the statement. “Additionally, upgrades and repairs are needed to ensure classrooms and facilities are secure, meet current safety standards and address the issue of overcrowding. “

A Citizens’ Oversight Committee and annual independent audits would ensure funds are spent consistent with a voter-approved project list. Community members would receive regular updates regarding bond projects. For more information on Measure GG visit http://www.cnusd.k12.ca.us

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