Spiegel Spotlight: News for District 2

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Spiegel Spotlight 2022

Dear Friends and Second District Residents,

With Labor Day behind us, we must now prepare for the twenty-first anniversary of September 11th. 

May we honor the many heroes of that day – the thousands of courageous first responders who rushed to aid those in need, putting themselves in imminent danger to save the lives of others. Their actions, and the sacrifices of thousands more in defense of our freedoms, continue to inspire us.

To those serving or with relatives serving our nation, I thank you for your service and sacrifice. To those still missing or killed in action, we have not forgotten you.

September is also National Suicide Prevention Month, an annual movement to inform the public about suicide prevention and the warning signs of suicide. All month long, we unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. For more information on what you can do to raise awareness of suicide prevention, please visit or call the suicide and crisis lifeline at 988.

Be sure to take a moment out of your day to hug your loved ones a little tighter this month, and never forget that each of us has something to be grateful for in this land of the free and home of the brave.


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Minh Tran Selected as New County Counsel

The Board of Supervisors named Minh Tran to the position of county counsel during the August 30th board meeting. Tran holds decades of public service experience, including ten years as a deputy county counsel for the County of Riverside in the same office he will now lead. Read more...

Cooling Centers for Riverside County Residents

During this heatwave, Riverside County urges residents without access to air-conditioning to visit local cooling centers. Riverside County has over 70 cool centers located in local libraries and senior and community centers. Light refreshments and water are also available at some locations. Learn more...

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Youth Advisory Council Retreat

On August 4th, the Riverside County YAC welcomed its newest members to the 2022-2023 Youth Commission Year at their annual retreat in Jurupa Valley. Every year, students learn from speakers, and workshops, interact with fellow council members and get to know council members from other districts through team-building activities.

A huge thank you to our Riverside County YAC interns Jordan Morris of District 1, Jackie Armenta of District 2, Perla Elizalde of District 4, Valeria Enciso of District 5, and Youth Commission Program Coordinator Rachel Babcock, for creating a welcoming Youth Retreat of fun and motivation. Learn more...

Department of Animal Services Offers Tips for Pet Owners on Hot Days

Riverside County Department of Animal Services offers tips for keeping our beloved furry friends safe during these last days of summer.

  • Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle
  • Do not leave pets unsupervised around a pool-not
  • Avoid the hot asphalt
  • Know the warning signs of overheating

Be sure to take these simple precautions provided by ASPCA experts to help prevent your pet from overheating. Learn more...

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City of Eastvale

Downtown Eastvale Now Owned by The New Home Company

Downtown Eastvale, formerly the Leal Ranch Property, closed escrow last month and is now owned by The New Home Company. Phase I of Downtown Eastvale includes the future Library, City Hall, Police Station, 3rd Fire Station, and amphitheater. Up to 495,000 of the 595,000 square feet of retail/commercial space, 802 homes, and parks. Learn more...

Now Recruiting: Boards, Committees & Commissions

Interested in getting involved with local Boards, Committees & Commissions within the Second District? Some of the boards, committees, and commissions currently recruiting include:

  • Advisory Council on Aging
  • Behavioral Health Commission
  • County Archives Commission
  • And more...

For more information, please visit

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25 Cent Bus Rides for Youth, Seniors, Disabled, and Veterans

Through June 2023, youth, seniors, disabled, and veterans ride the bus for only 25 cents on all bus routes, including CommuterLink. All buses have free Wi-Fi, charging ports, air conditioning, and comfy seats. Start planning your trip now! Learn more...

Annual Valley-Wide Employment Expo

​​The Annual Valley-Wide Job Expo in Indio provides a chance for job seekers to learn about local jobs available in one place in one day! Don't miss it! Mark your calendars for September 28th and register today! Learn more...

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Eastvale State of the City 2022

Where: Vantage Point Church
8500 Archibald Ave

When: October 6, 2022, at 6:00 pm

For more information, visit

Rideshare Spotlight: IE Commuter Rewards for Ridesharing

If you ride the bus, train, carpool, or even ride your bike to work in Riverside County, IE Commuter will reward you for ride-sharing! Sign up today and earn up to $125 in gift cards, plus the chance to win a monthly prize. Learn more...

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Day of Remembrance

Patriot Day/National Day of Service and Remembrance Events - September 11, 2022

SAVE THE DATE: City of Riverside Halloween Happenings

Get ready for some spooktacular fun! Bring the kiddos out for an evening of Halloween fun at Riverside's parks.. Learn more...


SAVE THE DATE: City of Eastvale Friday Flicks and Food Trucks SPECIAL Halloween Edition

On Friday, October 28th, grab your family and get ready for some SPOOKTACULAR fun as we see a Halloween classic - HOCUS POCUS! Buy your tickets today before they sell out! Learn more...


SAVE THE DATE: City of Jurupa Valley Spooktacular and Jack-O-Lantern Jam Races

On Saturday, October 29th, bring your family to Rancho Jurupa Sports Park and enjoy game booths, candy booths, a costume contest, and more! Learn more...


SAVE THE DATE: City of Corona Halloweekend

Saturday, October 15, Corona city's Historic Civic Center will play host to a spine-tingling event of haunted happenings. Learn more...

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Hello September

Significant Dates in September

  • Labor Day - September 5
  • Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance - September 11
  • Mexican Independence Day - September 16
  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day - September 16
  • Air Force Birthday - September 18
  • National Voter Registration Day - September 20
  • National Public Lands Day - September 24
  • National Gold Star Mother’s Day - September 25
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Day - September 29
  • National Suicide Prevention Week - September 4-10
  • National Preparedness Month
  • Baby Safety Month


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