City of Riverside Ward 6 Update

Jim Perry

Jim Perry
City Council Member - Ward 6

A Message From Your Council Member… 

We are happy to announce a few new openings in the Ward. The new McDonald’s on Magnolia Avenue and Park Sierra had their grand opening just last week. The facility is very impressive with an interactive children’s play area. Chipotle on Tyler Street and Diana Avenue has also opened its doors for business. The new patio sitting area located in front of Chipotle has become a favorite food hub for many visitors. Below find more exciting updated information about Ward 6 including who will be occupying the old Von’s location.


As always, we are here to serve you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at any time.

Jim Perry 


El Protector Baseball Clinic


El Protector’s FREE Baseball Clinic is coming to Ward 6. El Protector is a law enforcement coalition committed to providing assistance and education to the communities they serve. Their focus is to improve community relations and safeguard the community by providing opportunities for children to better themselves and improve their outlook for the future. The El Protector Baseball Clinic includes parent workshops and a baseball clinic for children ages 7 to 14 years old (children must be accompanied by an adult to participate). The event will take place March 26th from 8am-1pm at Bryant Park. Thank you to all the partners who have made this event possible: California Highway Patrol, Riverside Police Department, UCR Police, Riverside County Sheriff’s, Corona Police and Riverside Community College Police. For More Info/updates contact us via email ( and Facebook.


Welcome Cardenas Market


We are very happy to share that Cardenas Market will be the new anchor store for the vacant supermarket site on La Sierra and Magnolia in Ward 6. Cardenas Markets is becoming one of California’s fastest growing independent grocers in the supermarket industry. Cardenas Markets specialize in flavors from Latin America, but the company also prides itself on its unique shopping experience. Cardenas provides a family friendly environment for families to feel comfortable.  This new site will create 150-200 jobs for our area. Cardenas has a great track record of being involved with the community and has provided scholarships for students who live in neighborhoods within the Cardenas Market area. Once again, we would like to WELCOME the Cardenas Market to the La Sierra South area and look forward to building an even stronger partnership in the future!


Meetings on 2-Year Budget & 5-Year Plan


As previously mentioned in last month’s newsletter, the City of Riverside will be holding informational meetings on the new 2-Year Budget and 5-Year Plan. Representatives from the City Manager’s Office and the Finance Department will make a presentation relative to the current status of the development of the 2-Year Budget and 5-Year Plan. Participants will have the opportunity to provide input and ask questions of City staff. The meeting taking place on March 29th at 6pm, La Sierra Community Center will be primarily for Ward 6 and 7 residents although all the meetings are open to the public. If you not able to attend the above scheduled meeting you may also attend any of the following additional City-wide meetings:


*March 10, 2016                                   *March 16, 2016                       *March 23, 2016

6:30 to 8:30 PM                                   6:00 to 7:30 PM                       6:00 to 7:30 PM

Taft Elementary School                          City Hall (7th floor, MCR)           César Chávez Community Center           

959 Mission Grove Parkway                   3900 Main Street                     2060 University Avenue           



*March 24, 2016                                   *March 28, 2016

6:00 to 7:30 PM                                                6:00 to 7:30 PM

Janet Goeske Senior Center                    Renck Center at Hunt Park (Room Part A)

5257 Sierra Street                               4015 Jackson Street



Hillcrest Water Polo  
Hillcrest High School Girls Water Polo Team for winning the CIF-SS Division 7 Championship.   Congratulations to the Hillcrest High School Girls Water Polo Team for winning the CIF-SS Division 7 Championship. Star player, Samantha Malouff, finished her stellar career with seven goals as the Trojans edged Ventura Foothill Tech, 8-7. This is the first CIF Championship for Hillcrest.


Community Events

 03/05 Pi Run @ Hillcrest High School/ 11800 Indiana Ave. (8:00am)

03/08 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)

03/15 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)

03/26 El Protector @ Bryant Park/ 7950 Philbin Avenue (8:00am-1:00pm)

03/29 Budget Meeting @ La Sierra Community Center/ 5215 La Sierra Avenue (6:00pm)