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Meritage Homes Expands Southern California Presence With New Home Communities



The homebuilder will open 13 new home communities in 2023, totaling 20 communities across Southern California

Meritage Homes, the fifth-largest public homebuilder in the U.S., announced it will open 13 new home communities in the Southern California region this year, bringing the region’s total community count to 20. Whether seeking proximity to coastal beaches or the mountains, the homebuilder’s new communities include Huntington Beach, San Pedro, San Diego, Beaumont, Ontario, Moreno Valley, West Covina, Temecula, Winchester, Menifee, Pomona and Lake Elsinore.

“We are proud to expand our presence in Southern California with the introduction of 13 new communities,” said Nick Emsiek, Division President for Meritage Homes in Southern California. “These new communities will offer homebuyers even more opportunities to achieve their goal of homeownership with affordable, modern, and energy-efficient homes to meet their needs. We take great pride in delivering quality craftsmanship and exceptional customer service to our homebuyers and are confident this latest expansion will help us continue to deliver on our brand promise of a Life. Built. Better.®”

Six of the 13 new 2023 communities have already opened for sale, and seven additional communities will open in the coming months, providing significant homeownership opportunities to buyers in the region. Three neighborhoods at The Fairways in Beaumont are now pre-selling with models opening in April. West Cameron in West Covina, Stratus in Pomona plus two neighborhoods at Nichols Ranch in Lake Elsinore will open this spring and summer.

The full list of communities can be found here. Featured communities include:

Regatta in Huntington Beach—Final Opportunity
Offering a last chance to own a new construction home 1.5 miles from the coast, Regatta at Huntington Beach puts you at the center of Surf City and all the amenities it has to offer. A bike ride away from Dog Beach, dining on Main Street and Huntington’s premier schools, Regatta is a community that extends beyond the walls of its homes.

Regatta – Exterior

  • Price Range: Starting from $1M
  • Home Sizes: 1,716 – 2,147 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms: 3-4
  • Bathrooms: 2-3
  • Sales Center Address: 19109 Azul Lane, Huntington Beach, CA

The Fairways in Beaumont —Now Pre-Selling
Featuring one and two-story single-family residences with secluded bedrooms, lofts and flex spaces, the neighborhoods (Azaela, Magnolia, and Holly) at The Fairways provide room to relax indoors and out. The amenity-rich community is complete with multiple resort-style pools, a fitness center, parks and a dog park. Seeking more activity, acclaimed golf courses are just steps away from the community.

  • Price Range: Starting from the $500,000s
  • Home Sizes: 1,628 – 3,247 sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms: 3-5
  • Bathrooms: 2-3
  • Sales Center Address: Starting April 7 at 35241 Braid Place, Beaumont, CA 92223

Tays Landing in Ontario—Now Selling
Tays Landing offers 3–4-bedroom homes and plenty of community amenities providing opportunities to connect with fellow residents. With a sparkling pool and park central in the community and near regional parks and shopping, Tays Landing has no shortage of things to do.

  • Price Range: Starting from the $600,000s
  • Home Sizes: 1,465 – 1,955 sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms: 3-4
  • Bathrooms: 2-3
  • Sales Center Address: 677 E. Madeleine Privado, Ontario, CA

Heirloom Farms in Temecula—Now Selling
Offering single-family homes and two- or three-story townhomes, the neighborhoods (Valiant, Sultana, and Crimson) at Heirloom Farms are now selling homes in the award-winning Temecula school district. With amenities to keep the whole family entertained, the neighborhoods offer easy access to a community pool, playground and clubhouse, as well as local parks, shopping and dining attractions.

Valiant—Community Center

  • Price Range: Starting from the $400,000s
  • Home Sizes: 1,387 – 2,155 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms: 2-4
  • Bathrooms: 2-3
  • Sales Center Address: 40473 Birchfield Drive, Temecula, CA

The new communities offer move-in timelines that fit your deadlines, financing incentives to lower interest rates and a simple buying process with clear pricing and no surprises.

Meritage Homes is committed to constructing energy-efficient, sustainable and healthy homes for its buyers. Every Meritage home is built with energy- and money-saving features including spray-foam insulation, ENERGY STAR® certified appliances, Low-E windows, a high-performance air filtration system that improves the home’s air quality and reduces the number of allergens. Additionally, all new homes will be equipped with an efficient multispeed HVAC system that allows owners to better manage the comfort of their home while reducing their environmental impact and operating costs. Every home also includes Meritage’s M. Connected Home™ Automation Suite, with smart door locks, door sensors and motion detectors, USB outlets and advanced thermostats, which are centrally managed through a smart home hub and app.

For more information about Meritage’s Southern California region communities, please visit or call (877) 275-6374.

The Inland Empire Business Journal (IEBJ) is the official business news publication of Southern California’s Inland Empire region - covering San Bernardino & Riverside Counties.

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Stater Bros. Charities and Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling Give Back to Military Families



Stater Bros. Charities, the philanthropic arm of Stater Bros. Markets, partnered with Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling again this year for their Give Back program during National Military Appreciation Month. The program ran for the entire month of May, during which Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling committed to donating $0.25 per eligible product purchased to the Bob Hope USO. Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling donated $15,000, and Stater Bros. Charities matched their donation for a total contribution of $30,000.

A check presentation occurred during a K-EARTH 101 radiothon benefiting the Bob Hope USO. The radiothon took place at the Bob Hope USO at LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) on June 29, 2023, where Stater Bros. Charities and Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling presented Bob Hope USO with a $30,000 check.

Bob Hope USO’s mission is to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. The Give Back program is a unique opportunity to show gratitude and support to the brave men and women who risk their lives for our freedoms and to care for their families while they are away from home on deployment.

“Stater Bros. Markets has a long history of supporting veterans, service members, and their families,” said Danielle Oehlman, Director, Stater Bros. Charities. “We are so pleased to partner with our friends at Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling and the USO to give back to those who have given so much for us.”

Lorin Stewart, President, USO West Region, said, “We are deeply grateful to Stater Bros. Charities and Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling for being sustaining partners of the USO. The Give Back program embodies the essence of the USO mission by enabling the community at large to come together to support and give thanks to our armed forces and their brave military families in an impactful way.”

Funds will support the Bob Hope USO and USO San Diego Center operations, including programs and services that strengthen the social, mental, physical, and emotional well-being of local military service members, their families, and their communities.

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BDK Logistics Intelligence Fully Leases 114,190 SF Industrial Facility in Corona, CA



Cushman & Wakefield represents landlord in lease in SoCal’s Inland Empire

Cushman & Wakefield announced that BDK Logistics Intelligence, Inc. has signed a lease for an entire 114,190-square-foot industrial facility at 1161 Olympic Drive in Corona, California. Situated in Southern California’s renowned Inland Empire, the building is owned by Monterey Rancho Mirage, LLC, which was represented by Brett Lockwood and Rick Ellison of Cushman & Wakefield in the transaction.

“We are pleased to welcome BDK to the property as a quality industrial tenant that is expanding its presence in the market, which it also currently occupies multiple warehouse facilities,” said Director Brett Lockwood. “Our client was instrumental in helping this deal transact as there were many variables that needed to be navigated which led to this lease coming together quickly and successfully.”

1161 Olympic Drive is a quality freestanding building situated on ±4.8 acres and features 20 dock high loading doors. The property is conveniently located off Interstate 15 near the confluence of SR 91 and is proximate to the extensive freeway network traversing the entire Greater Los Angeles region and into other major markets in and out of state.

According to Cushman & Wakefield’s latest Q2-2023 quarterly report, the Inland Empire industrial market posted an overall vacancy of 3.4% and has recorded more than 2.7 million square feet of positive net absorption through the first half of 2023.

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Hernandez resigns as County CEO; Snoke will continue filling in pending Board action



Leonard X. Hernandez resigned from the post of County Chief Executive Officer effective today. County Chief Operating Officer Luther Snoke has been filling in for Hernandez while Hernandez has been on leave and will continue to do so. The Board of Supervisors will act to appoint an interim or permanent CEO shortly.

“The Board of Supervisors appreciates the service Leonard provided to the public and the County organization, especially as we navigated our way through the pandemic and other very difficult challenges,” said Board of Supervisors Chair Dawn Rowe.

Hernandez provided the following statement:

“It has been an extreme privilege to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of San Bernardino County. I am thankful to the Board of Supervisors for their leadership and the hard-working men and women who do amazing work every day. Due to an urgent family health issue that requires my immediate and undivided attention, I have informed the Board of my resignation. Under the strong leadership of the Board of Supervisors and the County’s executive team, the County will continue doing great things for the residents of San Bernardino County.”

“The Board of Supervisors is committed to a seamless transition in staff leadership with no interruption in County services or impact on County residents or employees,” Rowe said. “Luther has performed well filling in for Leonard and I am confident in his ability to continue serving in this role until the Board takes action.”

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