Spiegel Spotlight – March 2021

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Dear Friends and Second District Residents, 

Teaching our children about who they are and where they come from is very important part of parenting and family influence. We also have the responsibility to teach our children how to respect and appreciate the differences in others.  While growing up, my five children did not just have a “free day” off during school holidays.   We taught them to understand why the day was important enough to not go to school or work. During those days off, we focused on attending community and memorial events, going to the library, visiting the local cemetery for programs with the American Legion on Memorial Day or to National Cemetery to place flags on the graves of our fallen heroes. We also attended many Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations, walks or parades and we did this as a family – to honor and remember these special moments in our nation’s history.

Without our history and remembering the people and events that occurred before us, we don’t have a foundation to learn from and build upon. The United States has many days that recognize remarkable individuals that have made an impact shaping our society such as President’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr., and Cesar Chavez to name a few.  There are also events that we remember both for the positive and negative influences on humanity. I agree with many that say history repeats itself and we must not forget the past.

As mentioned above, we also have the responsibility to teach our children how to respect and appreciate the differences in others.  Last month we celebrated Black History Month while March is Irish-American Heritage Month as well as Women’s History Month, and Cesar Chavez Day. Next month is Holocaust Remembrance Day. All of these events identify parts of our history to memorialize, honor and serve.

It’s ironic that it takes a special holiday or a month for us to remember and honor those who made a difference in our lives and our nation. I have no doubt that on a daily basis someone does something that contributes to your life in a meaningful way. It might be the coworker who helps you with a project, the employee that arrives each morning with a positive attitude, the child who pitches in around the house without being asked, or the spouse who acts as your biggest cheerleader in life. We all have people in our lives that go out of their way to make things a little easier.

Next month (April) is National Volunteer Month. The theme is “Celebrate Service” – it’s an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. At the Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 20, The Board of Supervisors will be honoring a “Volunteer of the Year” from each of the Five Districts of Riverside County. Please take a moment and nominate someone or an organization that contributes to improving our quality of life. More information can be found in this newsletter or on our website

In our February issue of Spiegel Spotlight, we talked about the retirement of our (former) CEO George Johnson and that we were finalizing the selection process for our new county Chief Executive Officer (CEO) position. I am very excited to share that after a nationwide search and 100 applicants, we have hired Jeff Van Wagenen as the new CEO of Riverside County.  He will manage and lead us through the county's $6 Billion+ budget, 44 departments with 20,000+ employees, address all the upcoming state mandates while managing the ongoing vaccination rollout and work for the recovery of our county.

The Riverside County Second District Supervisor’s office Staff are available Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to assist you. You can reach my office by calling (951) 955-1020 or by emailing and staff will assist you promptly. 

I encourage you to stay connected by joining District 2 on Facebook @SupervisorKarenSpiegel  or Twitter @SupKarenSpiegel and Instagram @SupervisorKarenSpiegel

I hope you enjoy this e-newsletter.  Please reach out to my office if we may be of assistance. 


Board Chair Karen Spiegel 
Second District Supervisor


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New vaccine sites opening, expanding hours of operation and one site closing.

Riverside County health officials have planned a series of changes to better serve residents and provide more opportunities for COVID-19 vaccinations.

The updated clinics, which will take effect this week, will also help provide better access to COVID-19 testing by converting the Perris Fairgrounds into a fulltime testing site.

“The changes that are planned will help provide vaccines in locations where they are needed and give greater access to residents in those communities,” said Kim Saruwatari, director of Public Health. “We wish to thank the Corona-Norco Unified school District for its cooperation with the Corona High School site, which was a great location for the community.”

Here are the changes:

--Three sites will be opened Wednesday and operated by OptumServe in Norco (1377 Hamner Ave.), Temecula (39716 Winchester Road) and Desert Hot Springs (11711 West Drive).

--The vaccine site at the Lake Elsinore Stadium, which previously operated two days a week, will be expanded to hours Thursday through Monday. The site will be operated by Curative.

--The Indio Fairgrounds vaccine site will convert from county- to Curative-run location.

--The Corona High School vaccine site will close Friday (March 5); the staff from the location will be assigned to a new vaccine clinic in Moreno Valley. The location of the Moreno Valley clinic will be announced soon.  Those who received their first dose at Corona High School will be notified when and where to receive their second dose.

--The Perris Fairgrounds site, which provided vaccine two days a week, will be converted to a COVID-19 testing site and be opened seven days a week. This change will take effect Tuesday (March 2).

“We are excited to have more vaccine sites open for our residents to get vaccinated as quickly as possible and closer to their communities,” said Board Chair Karen Spiegel, Second District Supervisor. “These vaccines are working to protect our residents and help our community recover from this disease.”

Health officials remind community members to protect themselves by wearing their face masks, practice social distancing, frequently wash their hands, and avoid large gatherings.

To make an appointment at a county-run clinic, or those operated by Curative or OptumServe in Riverside County, click Appointment links to the new clinics will be posted to the website as soon as they are available.

For a list of other medical partners providing COVID-19 vaccination in your area, please visit Vaccine Finder:



Higher testing rate will help county move into red tier.

Active coronavirus cases have been declining in Riverside County for weeks. Riverside County currently meets one of the state’s metrics to move into the red tier, however, both the red tier’s metrics for adjusted case rate and positivity rate must be met to move forward.

Riverside County public health officials remind residents that getting tested for coronavirus helps slow the spread of the disease, and may also help meet the red tier metric for adjusted case rate.  PCR swab tests for active infections slow the spread of the disease by identifying infected individuals who can then be isolated as well as their close contacts. This process disrupts the virus and slows its spread.

Riverside County’s state-evaluated metrics include a 7.6 percent positivity rate and 16.6 adjusted new cases per day for every 100,000 county residents. The positivity rate meets the red tier range which is between 5 and 8 percent.  The case rate needs to be between 4 and 7 per 100,000 residents to move to the red tier. 

Riverside County’s case rate is also worsened by the upwards adjustment for not reaching the statewide median of PCR swab tests, which is 386.4 per 100,000 population. Riverside County’s test rate, which was well above 800 per 100,000 population late last year, is now at 361.4 per 100,000 residents.

Testing is free at a county or state-run site and available for anyone. There are also mobile teams that support testing in specific communities, businesses or organizations by testing for one or two days. There are several testing sites spread throughout Riverside County.  To find county and state-run locations and make an appointment, go online to For a list of other COVID-19 test sites in your area, click


The Riverside County Superior Court is now accepting applications from qualified citizens interested in being nominated to serve as civil grand jurors for the time period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

Duties include, but are not limited to, investigating the operations of county government, researching matters of civic concern, and inquiring into public offenses.

A per diem, plus mileage, is paid to defray expenses. Additional information about volunteering for the civil grand jury can found here.  Applications must be postmarked by April 2, 2021, and should be submitted to:

Superior Court of California
County of Riverside
Jury Services Division
P.O. Box 400
Riverside, CA 92502

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The Department of Water and Power operates two surface water treatment plants using raw water provided through the Lower Feeder Pipeline by Metropolitan Water District through our wholesale provider, Western Municipal Water District. The City has been notified that the Lower Feeder Pipeline connections will be down for scheduled maintenance from March 1st through March 14th. These types of outages are routine as most water agencies conduct maintenance during the winter months when demand is lower; however, this outage is scheduled for 14 days while most outages last 3 to 7 days.

During this year’s outage Metropolitan Water District is performing major preventive maintenance work including:

  • Abandon two service connections 
  • Perform repairs on one service connection
  • Replace valves on the Upper and Lower Feeders
  • Perform maintenance on the Lake Mathews Forebay Outlet Tower slide gates
  • Inspect Lake Mathews junction shaft tunnel

This shutdown will impact several agencies including Metropolitan Water District, City of Anaheim, City of Corona, Central Basin Municipal Water District, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Municipal Water District of Orange County, Three Valleys Municipal Water District and Western Municipal Water District.

Starting March 1st, Metropolitan Water District will isolate and dewater pipelines, remove access flanges, inspect and replace valves, abandon service connections and perform service connection repairs, perform concrete repairs, and finally refill the pipeline and restore services.

The City has a robust and dynamic water treatment and distribution system, but we rely on imported surface water to meet customer demands and maintain sufficient storage for fire protection. While the City can accommodate shorter outages, longer outages like this one can be more challenging. As a result, we would like to request your help to reduce our water demand during this maintenance period.

We are asking the residents and businesses of Corona to reduce outdoor watering from March 1st through March 14th. Consider some of these tips:

  • Shut off your irrigation system during the two-week period 
  • Consider reducing your watering times by half – if you’re watering for 10 minutes per station, consider dropping it to 5 or less! 
  • Try hand-watering, as long as you use a hose with an automatic shut off nozzle.

We recognize and apologize for the inconvenience. Preventive maintenance activities are critical to ensuring reliable and ongoing operations. Thank you for your help!


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Do you know of an outstanding volunteer or group of volunteers who has made a positive impact in our community? Supervisor Karen Spiegel invites you to submit a nomination for the Second District 2020 Volunteer of the Year Award!

The Volunteer of the Year Award is designed to recognize and honor those individuals and groups who have generously donated their time and talents to improving our communities. Volunteerism comes in many forms, and no act of service is too small. With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was a year in which our communities experienced unprecedented challenges and we saw new countless acts of service as volunteers rose to meet the needs of their neighbors. Individuals and groups across the County gave generously of their time and abilities to contribute to the betterment of their communities.

This April, in honor of National Volunteer Month, the Board of Supervisors would like to shine a light on those acts of service by recognizing a Volunteer of the Year from each of the five supervisorial districts. Nominees for the Second District Volunteer of the Year Award must have completed their act of volunteerism/service during the 2020 calendar year.

• Nominees should be 18 years of age.
• Nominee must be a resident of the Second District. (Cities of: Corona, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Norco, and Riverside. Unincorporated areas of: Coronita, El Cerrito, Highgrove, and Home Gardens)
• Award selection will be determined without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, or physical/mental ability.
• The award will be presented at the Riverside County Board of Supervisor’s meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

Please fill out the form here to nominate an outstanding volunteer or group of volunteers within the Second District!


The Riverside County Animal Services Department is currently seeking a Veterinary Surgeon for the Riverside shelter location. Competitive applicants will have shelter and high-volume spay/neuter experience. Under direction, performs surgery in a County Spay and Neuter Clinic or in a Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic; provides examinations and medical treatment to impounded animals; supervises clinic activities; and performs other related duties as required. The deadline to apply for this position ends of March 9th 2021. If you are interested in applying or wish to view more information about the position, please visit:




California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program


California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) announced today four new funding rounds for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. The four competitive funding rounds will be conducted by CalOSBA’s selected intermediary, Lendistry. Additional information can be found at and below:

  • Round 1 & 2 – Previously Issued
  • Round 3 (March 5th - 11th): Waitlisted applicants from Rounds 1 & 2 
    • Eligible applicants: This is a closed round and only available to eligible applicants who were waitlisted in Rounds 1 and 2 – only existing applicants will be selected. If you were waitlisted, you do not need to reapply. New applications will not be accepted in this round.
    • Eligible grant award: $5,000 to $25,000
  • Round 4 (March 16th - 23rd): Non-profit cultural institutions only
    • Eligible applicants: Only non-profit cultural institutions with any revenue size that meet eligibility criteria found at
    • Eligible grant award: $5,000 - $25,000
    • Details: Eligible non-profit cultural institutions must complete a new application even if they already applied in Rounds 1 and 2; grants will only be available to non-profits cultural institutions  that did not receive funding in Rounds 1, 2 or 3; grants will be prioritized based on the documented percentage revenue declines based on a reporting period comparing Q2 and Q3 of 2020 versus Q2 and Q3 of 2019
  • Round 5 (March 25th - 31st)
    • Eligible applicants: current waitlisted small businesses and non-profits not selected in Rounds 1, 2, or 3 and new applicants that meet eligibility criteria found at
    • Eligible grant award: $5,000 - $25,000
    • Details: Applicants not selected to receive a grant in Rounds 1, 2, & 3 do not need to reapply as they will be automatically moved into Round 5. New applicants will need to apply at  
  • Round 6 (Date to be announced soon)
    • Eligible applicants: current waitlisted small businesses and/or non-profits not selected in Rounds 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 and new applicants that meet eligibility criteria found at
    • Eligible grant award: $5,000 - $25,000
    • Details: Applicants not selected to receive a grant in Rounds 1, 2, 3 & 5 do not need to re-apply and will be automatically moved into Round 6. New applicants will need to apply at

The California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program is administered by CalOSBA through a competitive bid award to its intermediary, Lendistry, and its statewide network of community-based lenders and partners. Many of the state-supported small business centers, which prioritize the expansion of technical assistance to underserved business groups, are also available to help small businesses with the application process in multiple languages and formats. For more information on grant requirements and eligibility, along with links to application tips and webinars, visit





The Riverside County Transportation Commission, in partnership with Caltrans, the Orange County Transportation Authority, the City of Corona and the Transportation Corridor Agencies, has completed the engineering and environmental studies for the Route 91 Corridor Operations Project. RCTC is leading the project through construction.

The project will add a new lane to westbound 91 for approximately two miles between the Green River Road on-ramp and the southbound Route 241 connector. The new lane, which will be built next to the outer shoulder, will help relieve westbound traffic congestion through this heavily traveled corridor.


Work continues on rebar cages for column supports in the Santa Ana River riverbed. Materials and heavy equipment deliveries to the job site continue. Please travel through the construction zone with caution.

Pedestrians, equestrians and cyclists are not permitted in the construction area, including the construction area in the Santa Ana River riverbed. Please use Old Hamner Road to access the pedestrian path across  the bridge.  

Check out this video on the website,, for additional project  information.




A program that gives free bus rides to college students and area youth just got extended for another year. That’s good news for young riders needing a lift around town, to school, work or home. While many schools and businesses remain shuttered due to the pandemic, there are encouraging signs that reopening could be around the corner. And when they do, RTA buses will be there. Funded by a state grant, the promotion gives free rides to any youth 18 and under as well as students at Cal Baptist University, La Sierra University, Moreno Valley College, Mt. San Jacinto College, Norco College, Riverside City College and UC Riverside. RTA began offering free rides back in August and the program was expected to expire in July. Because ridership has been anchored by the pandemic, RTA still has enough resources to push the free rides through summer 2022. More information:



If you are looking for a way to help your community, please consider signing up to be a blood donor. The need for blood is constant, and right now, levels in our region are critically low. Without the necessary blood available, surgeries are at risk for cancellation. 

Generous donors like you can help to keep supply levels up, and make a real difference in the lives of local patients! 

For more information on about who can donate, or to make an appointment, visit LifeStream at  or call 800-879-4484. 


RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Ca.—When Dale Vassalli visits his adult clients at home, the Riverside County social worker knows he’s knocking on more than just their doors.

“I love bringing joy, hope, and safety to people who may not have had enough of it in their lives,” said Vassalli, one of more than a thousand social workers serving at-risk adults and children for Riverside County’s Department of Public Social Services (DPSS). “I love that we, as social workers, shine a light into the darkest places.”

The Riverside County Supervisors on Tuesday recognized March as National Social Worker Appreciation Month. The supervisors praised social workers for sticking to their mission of serving and protecting at-risk children and adults during the first year of the pandemic, while managing their own personal losses and hardships throughout the public health crisis.

“Social workers have made heroic contributions to improve the health of children, the elderly and disabled during these times of uncertainty,” said Board Chair Karen Spiegel, Second District Supervisor. “Social workers were essential before this pandemic. They are essential now and will remain essential as Riverside County continues its recovery.”

Tara Cannon, a social worker in Children’s Services, had just finished treatment for cancer when the pandemic struck last March, shutting down businesses, schools, and community centers. Cannon works with the county’s toughest youth—dual placements; kids between the ages of 13 and 18 who are in foster care and on probation.

One young man on her caseload had experienced at least 16 different placements. Finding a new home was proving to be a challenge. He was failing high school and heading for jail. After a heart-to-heart talk with the young man, Cannon reached out to his former coach. The coach agreed to give the youth a home – and a new start.

Today, Cannon has been invited to many of her client’s milestones, including high school graduation in the spring. The young man will continue to gain skills and receive support from social workers and peers in the Transitional Age Youth Program through DPSS while he attends college in the fall, Cannon said.

“It’s one thing to show up at a youth’s home. It’s another thing to say ‘I am in this fight with you. I am in your corner,’” says Cannon, who earned a master’s degree and entered social services only after she had seen her own son through college. “When a teen knows you care for them and that you are fighting for them, they often come around.”

Sayori Baldwin, director of the Department of Public Social Services, said Riverside County social workers strive each day to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and families. The need for trained, dedicated social work professionals is great across the nation, she said.

“Social workers are on the frontlines every day helping people overcome crises,” Baldwin said. “They are part of our social safety net in schools, hospitals, mental health centers, the criminal justice system, nonprofit organizations and about anywhere else where individuals and communities have needs. Social workers are committed to making a positive difference in lives.”

Vassalli, the social worker who serves adult clients, and Cannon agree that it is professionally and personally gratifying to see those they are helping making strides forward.

“I love knowing that I helped make the world a better place for someone,” Vassalli said.  “I love seeing the confidence in my clients as they begin to reach their potential and live more fulfilling lives.”

To hear more about Riverside County social workers and how they served our communities during the pandemic, please check out the video below:


Pictured L-R: Sayori Baldwin, director Riverside County Department of Public Social Services, Tara Cannon social worker, Charity Douglas, assistant director Children’s Services DPSS hold a proclamation from the Board of Supervisors recognizing social workers as essential.



Out of an abundance of caution and following COVID-19 safety protocols, the Riverside County Department of Veterans’ Services will not be providing in person services at the main office location in downtown Riverside. The Department of Veterans’ Services will be providing all services remotely via phone, email, fax, and mail.  The main Riverside office lobby is opened for drop off only pertaining to documents and processing DMV Veterans Verifications. If you need assistance with a DMV Veterans Verification form at the Indio or Hemet branch office, please call in advance to schedule an appointment for curbside service. Veteran Services phone lines and offices will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. For more information, please visit or call (951) 955-3060.


The Riverside County Veterans’ Services & Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) offer a free legal clinic for at risk and low-income veterans and their dependents on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm for 2020 - 2021. Please call (951) 955-3060 to schedule an appointment.



To view the latest news and information pertaining to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine through Veterans Affairs (VA), please visit: The VA Loma Linda Hospital is offering the Covid-19 vaccine to veterans 65+ years old. Call 909-825-7084 Extension x5085 to make an appointment. You must have a VA Healthcare card. Contact our office if you want to apply for VA Healthcare.



Vegan Depot Corona Certified Farmer’s Market to Launch a Vegan Night Market in Riverside

What began as just 15 vendors in Corona lined up outside of a local bar, has blossomed into a bi-monthly event that has plant-based food and sustainability-practicing vendors lined up for the chance to vend. “Farmer’s markets bring together citizens of all backgrounds and experiences, and because my business’s focus is in the vegan and sustainable niche, what better way to learn about my target audience than being able to talk directly with them” said Emily Camp, owner of Camp House Suds.

This fusion of local farmers and small-business owners seems to be successful for all. The parkway at City Park is Corona is lined with everything from major vegan business Plant Power Fast Food, to plant-based boba business NovaBoba, to vegan cork “leather” maker Dzolik, and a plethora of nuanced products to go around. Many vendors regularly sell out of items or food an hour before the posted end time and every open booth had people lined up in front of them, each person eager to take away something – be it products, or just knowledge – that would broaden their understanding of veganism just a little more than it was before they stepped onto 6th Street in Corona.


The event’s success has showed that, with a strong vision and help from the community, the daunting task of spreading knowledge and creating change can prove possible. Christina Bohannon, owner of Organic Junkie in Corona, is currently working with the mayor of Corona to make the City Park the permanent home of Vegan Depot. “My mission is to establish a stronger vegan presence in the Inland Empire, starting in Corona,” said organizer Christina Bohannon.

Bohannon is excited to announce that just 6 months after starting Vegan Depot Corona, she will be starting a vegan night market in Riverside. The city of Riverside has partnered with Kaiser Permanente to designate the East Side of Riverside as a Heal Zone. The City of Riverside is working on a healthier community and Bohannon is honored to be a part of it! Vegan Depot Riverside will be located at North Park off Mission Ave on the east side of the 91 FWY across the street from the Old Spaghetti Factory. You can follow Vegan Depot on Instagram @vegandepot_ie or @vegandepot_riverside to keep posted.






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The City of Jurupa Valley will be reopening City Hall for all city business beginning Monday, March 1, 2021 and appointments are highly encouraged. In order to conduct business and ensure the safety of our residents and staff, you will be required to follow all safety protocols:

1. Must wear facial covering at all times.

2. Must maintain social distancing of 6 ft.

3. Adhere to lobby attendance: no more than (7) or fewer people at any time, overflow may sign-in and wait in the Council Chambers until called or wait outside – observing social distancing at all times.

4. Do Not come into City Hall if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, had a recent positive COVID test, or if you are running a fever or not feeling well.

5. Children must be supervised at all times

6. City Council Meetings / Planning Commission Meetings, etc. remain CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice.

City Hall hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. You are encouraged to visit the city’s website at for information and to download forms, etc. prior to coming into the building. If you need assistance, please contact us at City Hall – (951) 332-6464 for further information.


The City of Norco in partnership with Waste Management and the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources will be hosting a free Community Clean-Up & Paper Shredding for Norco Residents on Saturday, April 10th from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center (Parking Lots 2 & 3). Proof of Norco residency is required. Commercial waste will not be accepted at this event. Paper shredding is limited to 5 bankers boxes per household. Vehicles are limited to cars, pick-up trucks, station wagons, vans, and SUVs. Residents with trailers and/or enclosed storage trucks will be directed to the landfill. Please note that company vehicles will be turned away.

The City of Norco would like to remind all residents that participate in the community clean up that COVID-19 protocols will be in place: All residents are to unload materials themselves, wear a face covering and maintain social distancing. For more information, contact Waste Management at (800) 423-9986 or email


Washers/Dryers, TVs, Microwaves, Air Conditioners, Computers, Refrigerators/Freezers, Chairs/Couches/Tables, Box Springs/Mattresses, Barbecue/Patio Furniture, Bundled Branches, Bundled Green Waste


Hazardous Waste (paint, oil, solvents, pesticides, antifreeze), Universal Waste (batteries, fluorescent bulbs), Tires/Auto Parts, Dirt/Rock/Concrete, Manure


The City of Eastvale in partnership with Waste Management will offer a free residential clean-up and paper shredding event on Saturday, March 6th 2021 at Ramirez Intermediate School from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. In an effort to protect the community, participants are required to come prepared to unload their own items, wear facial masks at all times, and maintain social distancing. Proof of Eastvale residency is required, please bring a valid photo ID along with this flyer or a Waste Management bill to the event. For more information, fill free to contact Waste Management at 800-423-9986.



To view the current Highgrove MAC meeting schedule for any and all upcoming scheduled MAC meetings, please check out the Highgrove MAC Meeting Schedule . Get to know your Sheriff Deputies, Code Enforcements Officers, School Board Members, Animal Control Specialists and more for the Highgrove area.

Out of abundance of caution as well as following any and all State and local protocols relating to COVID-19, the MAC meetings are being held virtually via zoom until further notice. Agendas, minutes from previous meetings and the zoom link to an upcoming meeting can be viewed at under Boards-Committees & Commissions.


Programming is designed to create a friendly environment, promote mobility and exercise, and encourage play and a sense of belonging. Recreation staff will supervise and engage with participants in games, crafts, music, socialization and much more. All activities are presented at low or no cost to participants.

Story Hour: Please join us at the Library the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month on our Virtual LaRS webpage for a virtual Storytime and  passive activities. For those 16 years and older. Free

Art Class: The Adaptive Art Class is on hiatus due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Art Class can resume once the ongoing governor’s orders have been lifted and the library resumes normal services.

Out of Bounds: Please join us on our Virtual LaRS webpage for a virtual Out of Bounds activity every Thursday at 10:30am for recreational games, crafts or social activities.  Free unless otherwise stated.

For additional information on Adaptive programming, please contact Jessica Barlow, Recreation Specialist, at or (951) 817-5849 or Ashley Arias, Library Assistant, at or (951) 279-3746.


Hosted by: Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD)

Discover how to make your garden water-wise and efficient in this FREE Virtual Landscaping Class. Please visit to register for either class: March 6, 2021 09:00 AM or March 16, 2021 06:00 PM


Registration is now open for the upcoming session of the City of Norco's popular Wee People Playschool, where children 3-5 years old grow emotionally, intellectually, socially and physically! During Wee People Playschool, City of Norco facilities and staff will strictly adhere to CDC, State and County issued guidelines and sanitation compliance standards. Face coverings are required, and participants must bring their own drinks and snacks. To register, please contact the Program Coordinator at (951) 272-1619 or email Space is limited and registration is received on a first come, first served basis. Single-day registration is not accepted. Learn more at


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