Spiegel Spotlight – August 2022

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Dear Friends and Second District Residents,

The month of August is the last full month of summer, also known as Dog Days of Summer. August is one of the months with the longest days, yet they feel short as summer is coming to an end and we are preparing for the Fall. It is also “Back to School”, an exciting time for students buying new clothes, new backpacks, and new lunch bags. It can bring mixed feelings to parents sending their children back to school or having their little ones start Kindergarten. Between all these mixed feelings, it is also a time for excitement in becoming a high school student or a college student. 

With four months left in this year, I have been visiting many of our current communities as well as our future ones to familiarize myself with my new district. We have been working with District 1 to help smoothly transition in January 2023.

Currently the Second District includes the unincorporated communities of Coronita, El Cerrito, Home Gardens, and Highgrove, and the cities of Corona, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Norco and the Western half of the City of Riverside. The newly redistricted Second District will include the unincorporated communities of Coronita, El Cerrito, Home Gardens, Lake Hills, Lake Mathews, Lakeland Village, Temescal Valley, Warm Springs and Woodcrest, and the cities of Canyon Lake, Corona, Eastvale, most of the City of Jurupa Valley, Lake Elsinore, and Norco.

Gone But Never Forgotten

We are approaching the one year anniversary of the 13 U.S. servicemembers (13 Fallen) that were killed August 26, 2021 in a suicide bombing attack at Kabul Airport in Afghanistan. We must never forget this tragic loss of their lives.

My grandson, RJ Spiegel, chose to honor our 13 fallen as his Bar Mitzvah project, to remember these heroes with a Remembrance & Candlelight Vigil on Thursday, August 25th at 7PM at the George A. Ingalls Veterans Memorial Plaza. He is working with the City of Norco, the Norco Veterans Committee, and the Blue Star Mothers. (see the flyer in this newsletter)

Women’s Leadership Conference

As the Founder of the Women’s Leadership Conference, I am proud to share that the County of Riverside in partnership with the Corona Chamber of Commerce is having the 11th Annual Conference on Thursday, August 25, 2022. This year’s theme is Take Charge. We will share how to unleash the superpowers inside each of us.

This encouraging and inspiring event will take place at Crossroads Church in Corona and will begin at 7:00am with a “Rise and Shine” networking hour, which includes breakfast, exhibitor booths, and the opportunity to build connections with like-minded women and men. The half-day program will kickoff on stage at 8:00am. For more information see our flyer in this newsletter or visit


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


Karen Spiegel, Supervisor
Riverside County Board of Supervisors

If you are interested in getting involved with local Boards, Committees & Commissions within the Second District, please do not hesitate to click the link below or contact our Office at 951-955-1020 or



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The Riverside County Transportation Commission, in partnership with Caltrans, is repaving lanes and making repairs to sound walls and associated concrete barriers along the outer portions of eastbound and westbound 91 in Corona. Work will take place mainly between the Lincoln Ave interchange and Interstate 15, in an area with a long history of roadway settlement due to the Temescal Wash. This work is part of an ongoing investment in the heavily traveled 91 corridor.

The “91 Refresh” work will take place during the summer and fall of 2022. Temporary lane shifts, weekend full closures, and lane closures will allow crews to safely complete the repaving and repair work. The lane shifts will help preserve the current number of lanes available to motorists and reduce the number of required nightly lane closures and weekend closures. Work on surface streets also will occur.

For additional information, please visit To receive email updates about the 91 Refresh Project, please register at or text “91REFRESH” to 77222 for text updates.

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Riverside County Offers Month of Free Adoptions

Riverside County Animal Services is offering free pet adoptions all month to celebrate its partnership with NBC4 and Telemundo 52’s Clear the Shelters campaign.

Riverside County’s shelters (located in Blythe, Jurupa Valley and Thousand Palms) are participating in the annual campaign with 70 other Southern California shelter and nonprofit rescue organizations – and more than 1,000 nationwide.

“This campaign comes at a time when our need for adopters is greater than ever,” Animal Services Director Erin Gettis said “We appreciate the boosted exposure NBC4 and Telemundo 52 brings to homeless pets everywhere.”

The Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley is currently housing 479 dogs, 278 cats, 21 birds, 17 livestock and 15 others (pocket pets, such as guinea pigs, etc.). The Coachella Valley Animal Campus is housing 140 dogs and 115 cats.

Available pets can be found here:

“Our shelters have been experiencing a high volume of pets for months,” Gettis said. “For as many adoptions and transfers to rescue partners we are happy to report, almost the same number of stray pets arrive daily. If we can truly clear the shelters this month, we’re going to need the public’s help to stop the flow.”

Clear the Shelters started in 2015 – and Riverside County has been a participant since the start. Thousands of Riverside County shelter pets went to loving homes during previous years.

Gettis said adopters should be prepared to pay refundable deposits, depending on what type of pet they adopt. If a dog will be sent home unaltered, the adopter must leave a $75 refundable deposit ($40 for cats) to ensure the animal will be returned when a spay/neuter surgery is scheduled. Adopters’ deposits are returned after the pet’s surgery.

Also, pet adopters residing in Riverside County’s jurisdictional areas will need to buy a dog license. That fee varies in some cities, but the license in unincorporated county areas is $25. There is a nominal fee (3 percent) associated with credit cards used during the adoption process.

For more information about this campaign, visit and



The City of Eastvale is currently accepting applications for our Adopt A Roadway Program. Please visit the link below to fill out an application or email for more information. 

The City of Eastvale's Adopt A Roadway Program encourages individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to be continuously involved in the beautification of the city. Eligible community members adopt either ½ or 1-mile street sections and are required to clean both sides of their roadway at least every two months. This is a great way to give back to the community while enjoying the benefits of a cleaner street.


Program Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Organizations, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals in the city of Eastvale are given the opportunity to adopt and maintain sections of Eastvale roadways.
  • Volunteers must complete applications, waivers, and all applicable forms before participating.
  • Volunteers must be a minimum of 6 years old. 

Interested volunteers must submit one application per adoption group. If a group is adopting the roadway, only one application is needed, though each member will need to submit individual waivers and acknowledgment sheets. Once approved, the adopting volunteer will be notified. After notification, the adopting volunteer will have 60 days to submit their waiver and release forms and complete their first clean-up. Recognition signs will be installed after the group completes  2 clean-up events.

Questions can be emailed to:


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Big Brothers Big Sisters delivers one-to-one mentoring to youth facing adversity through four program models. They provide the training, resources and support necessary for each match to succeed. 

If you're interested in joining the Orange County & Inland Empire section, please visit or call 909.763.5959.

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The Norco Mounted Posse RCA Rodeo WILL Return On August 26, 27, 28, 2022!

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The City of Riverside is thrilled to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to volunteerism!

The City’s Get Connected website highlights the ways Volunteers build a sense of community for, with, and through others. Volunteers take on important roles of coordinating community education events, acting as tour guides, leading book sale fundraisers, and modeling good sportsmanship as a youth sports coaches. In fact, each year, more than 600 volunteers contribute over 40,000 hours of their personal time to positively influence the community in which they live, work, or have close ties to. Whatever YOUR talent or interest is, there is likely to be a volunteer opportunity for you!

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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:



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 one (1) 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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