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•December 11, 2015•


City of Riverside 

Ward 7 Update

Councilman John Burnard

Happy Holidays

Holiday Safety Tips:

As we prepare for a joyous holiday season the Riverside Police Department encourages you to take safety precautions for a safe season. Below are some great tips from RPD:

 At Home:

•Lock your doors and windows before leaving your home.

•Use automatic timers for lights, television and radios to give your home an occupied appearance when no one is home.

•Avoid displaying gifts which can be seen from outside the home.

•Don't advertise what Santa's brought you by leaving the boxes visible in the trash. Break down boxes and put them in trash bags.

• When putting up holiday decorations make sure that doors and passageways are clear.

• Make sure that electrical holiday decorations are of good working order and cords are secured.

Vehicle Safety:

•Keep your car doors locked at all times.

•Park in well-lit, busy areas.

•Be aware of your surroundings and stay alert if someone approaches your vehicle.

• Don't leave valuables in your car.

Out and About Checklist:

• Walk with purpose and stay alert.

• Approach your car with the key in hand.

• Look around and inside the car before getting in.

•Avoid overloading yourself with bags and packages, it is important to have clear visibility and freedom of motion.


Spark of Love Toy Drive:

The Spark of Love program has partnered up with ABC and the Riverside Fire Department to help bring holiday cheer for less fortunate families. From now until December 24, you can bring new unwrapped toys to any one of our 14 fire stations in the City of Riverside. For more information please call (951) 826-5321. 


Warm Centers:

Warm Center Season is here! Community Action Partnership of Riverside County has coordinated Warm Center sites throughout the city from December 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016. Warm Centers will open on days when temperatures fall 40° or below. Please see table below for Warm Center locations in Ward 7.



For more information please call:

Energy Crisis Hotlines

(888) 636-8676 / TTY or (951) 955-9389 or 2-1-1

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.




Blue Light Ceremony:


2016 Anti-Graffiti Poster Contest:

Graffiti Contest 7/8
High School Graffiti Contest
SB Donations

Upcoming Events:

• Festival of Lights- Now-January 2, 2016| Mission Inn Ave. and Orange St. 


Ward 7 Highlight: 

Live Nativity

Live Nativity at La Sierra University.

December 4, 2015


Contact Information:

3900 Main Street

Riverside, CA 92522

(951) 826-5991