Spiegel Spotlight – October 2021

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Dear Friends and Second District Residents,

October brings shorter days, cooler temperatures, Halloween decorations, children talking about their costumes, pumpkin patches, and haunted houses.  It is time for apple picking, pumpkin spice candles, fall festivals and fun carnivals.  Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations are in full display at stores welcoming the end of the year holidays.

But let’s not forget a very important event in October, “Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month”.  Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer.  According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women will be affected with breast cancer.  People all over the world show their support for everyone affected by breast cancer. There is a focus for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Raising funds helps in accelerating research and providing this vital support.  A variety of events around the world are organized for the cause, including walks and runs as well as the pink illumination of landmark buildings.

In addition to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month was introduced in October 1989.  It is to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues while raising awareness for those issues.  It is a time to acknowledge domestic violence survivors and be a voice for its victims.  Domestic violence is prevalent in every community and affects all people regardless of age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality.  Physical violence is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior as part of a much larger systematic pattern of dominance and control.  Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and unfortunately even death.  1 in 4 women in Riverside County have been exposed to domestic violence.  Lamentably, 1 in 10 youth in Riverside County are exposed to violence in their home.  Let’s help spread the word to make sure our community received the help they very well deserve.

Redistricting Supervisorial Districts

The County of Riverside supervisorial district boundaries are geographically redrawn every 10 years in line with the county's population as reported by the U.S. Census, most recently conducted in 2020. Please visit our website for more information:

Community input is extremely important to the redistricting process, there will be ongoing opportunities for comments on the proposed district lines.  Community members can submit feedback online including suggested district lines to help inform the County of Riverside in creating the new districts. Visit the online feedback tool:

The next public hearing for the County Board of Supervisor’s redistricting efforts is set for October 19, 2021 at 6pm at the County Administrative Center, Board Chambers.  Ultimately, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors will adopt the new supervisorial district boundaries on December 15, 2021.

Temescal Canyon Road Widening Project – El Cerrito Segment

We are gaining traction on the “Temescal Canyon Road Widening Project – El Cerrito Segment” improvements which will include pavement widening from two lanes to four lanes, curb and gutter, sidewalk, and bike lanes from north of El Cerrito Road to Tom Barnes Street, with an additional 200-foot segment of widening north of Cajalco Road (Project). When construction is completed, Temescal Canyon Road will provide a four-lane facility with bike lanes for approximately five miles from El Cerrito Road to the I-15 interchange near Tom’s Farms.

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the $6.77 million contract for engineering, environmental and consulting services which will assist in the expansion effort for this sorely needed project.

RCTC (Riverside County Transportation Commission) has been a great partner in their effort to assist with help funding this critical corridor along I-15.  At the Budget and Implementation Committee I made the successful motion recommending to the full Commission to utilize $13,000,000 of the 2022 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funds for the construction phase.

I-15 Interim Corridor Operations Project (15 ICOP)

The traffic on Temescal Canyon worsens with the increased traffic congestion on southbound Interstate 15 between Corona and the Temescal Valley.  RCTC recognizes the need to improve traffic flow and, with the support of agency partners (Caltrans, the City of Corona, and the County of Riverside), approved adding an (interim) new lane from Cajalco Road southbound interchange and the Weirick Road southbound off-ramp, next to the I-15 outer shoulder.  Although this is an interim project, we hope it will offer some relief.  An expedited schedule would allow construction of the I-15 Interim Corridor Operations Project (known as the 15 ICOP) to start next spring and potentially be open in late summer or early fall 2022.

Jurupa Valley Grade Separation

I was honored to celebrate the start of this long-awaited project, the Jurupa Road Grade Separation with the groundbreaking. The entire team of engineers, designers, public servants and politicians have been tirelessly working on this project for the last 10 years.

The Jurupa Road Grade Separation was ranked the highest priority grade separation in Riverside County in need state funding. SB132 Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 funds the majority of the funding. Thanks to our regional partners at RCTC for closing the funding gap by committing Measure A funds to complete it.

In addition to the priority of improving safety by separating cars and trains, this project will eliminate train wait-times of up to 10 minutes and improve traffic flow and reliability for the movement of goods in the corridor, and the thousands of motorists who cross this intersection.  It will improve access and response times for emergency services and will provide safe access through the intersection for pedestrians and cyclists. And finally, the project will reduce the number of idling vehicles in the area thereby improving air quality.

Overall, when completed, the project will improve the quality of life for Jurupa Valley residents, employees and business owners in the area.

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



RTA Service Changes

RTA improved our customers’ travel experience with more morning and evening trips, increased frequencies and enhanced connections with other routes and Metrolink trains. We’ve also improving service to area schools. RTA also resumed separate weekday and weekend schedules for all routes. With buses back at full capacity, it’s our pleasure to welcome our customers back!

Service Changes Highlights: Added 149 new trips | Added new segments to 10 routes | Improved service on 36 routes | Improved frequency of service on nine routes | Improved hours of operations with earlier/later service on 10 routes | Restored two routes; Route 51 Crest Cruiser and Route 55 Temecula Trolley. 

Click HERE to learn more about service changes in our district.  


As the summer season heats up, so does the popularity of Farmers Markets. We are pleased to share the following information on Farmers Markets located throughout the Corona, Norco, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley and Riverside areas. Enjoy!



Looking for some Friday night fun? Come and hang out at the Eastvale Farmers Market, every Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the New Day Christian Church: 7155 Hamner Ave., Eastvale CA 92880.

Fresh produce, farm fresh eggs, freshly baked bread, microgreens, farm fresh honey and MUCH MORE!! For more information or on how to become a vendor, please email:





















The Wall That Heals
, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to the City of Corona from October 7 - October 10, 2021. The exhibit will be on display at Santana Park and will be open 24 hours a day and free to the public. The Wall That Heals honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War and it bears the names of the 58,381 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.

This FREE experience will be open to the community 24-hours a day, Thursday through Sunday at 2 p.m., at Santana Park, 598 Santana Way.


Are you interested in what’s going on in the community of Highgrove? If you live within the unincorporated community of Highgrove, be sure to apply for two (2) Alternate Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) positions .  Get to know your Sheriff Deputies, Code Enforcements Officers, School Board Members, Animal Control Specialists and more! Interested parties may apply online at under Boards-Committees & Commissions.


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