Spiegel Spotlight: News for District 2 - October

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Dear Friends and Second District Residents,

The election is right around the corner! Are you registered to vote? Whatever your thoughts on the election or the candidates may be, it is essential to remember the best voter is an educated voter—and it's important to remember there is a lot at stake. As a friend once said, “voting is a civil right, hard won for all our citizens and the foundation of our democracy.” Millions of people around the world have no say in who governs them. Let’s embrace the privilege and responsibility we have been given. Every vote really does count, so let’s be grateful that we have the opportunity to be heard.

Early voting dates: Oct. 10—Nov. 7, 2022
Any registered California voter can vote early in person.

General Election: Nov. 8, 2022
Polling hours on Election Day: 7 am—8 pm.

As November arrives, make sure you’re celebrating gratitude all month long, not just on the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s also the time to show gratitude. November has been celebrated as National Gratitude Month since 2015.

To our veterans: I thank you for your bravery, sacrifice, and strength. I want to thank you very much for your service! Throughout November, we honor our Veterans and the sacrifices they and their families have endured for this country. Be sure to take a moment to write a thank you note, share a story, or express your gratitude for their service.

As mentioned, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to get together with friends and family, the people you love. It is a time to show gratitude for the many things we often take for granted – our family, friends, food, homes, and our health.

The spirit of giving is in the air, and at the end of this month, we recognize all we have by giving back. GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity that will take place on Nov. 29, 2022. GivingTuesday is a day that encourages people to give back in whatever ways they can. Many nonprofit organizations do fundraising campaigns on GivingTuesday. Below are just a few independent nonprofit organizations of the MANY that could use your support:

Please take this opportunity to unite to thank, help, give, show kindness, and share what you have with those in need. I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Karen Spiegel's Signature

Community Involvement


District Two Team Celebrates Halloween

The District Two team participated in the holiday festivities by dressing up for Halloween in the office. We hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween! Read more...





Supervisor Invited as Guest Speaker for CBU Class

On the morning of Thursday, October 27, Supervisor Spiegel had the honor of being a guest speaker at the CBU Riverside campus for a government course. Read more...




CSAC Recognizes RUHS Public Health

At the Board Meeting on October 25, the California State Association of Counties recognized Riverside University Health System - Public Health Perinatal Equity Initiative and the Take My Hand Live Peer Chat program as the 2021 Challenge Award Recipients. Read more...



Supervisor Presents Proclamation to Colonel Erik Aufderheide

Supervisor Spiegel attended the AMW Assumption Command Ceremony at March Air Reserve Base and presented Colonel Erik Aufderheide with a proclamation to recognize and honor his new position. Read more...


Mission Heritage


Supervisor Attends Mission Heritage Housing Appreciation 

Supervisor Spiegel attended and spoke at the Mission Heritage Plaza Housing Appreciation Luncheon. Read more...




Supervisor and Riverside County Launch Faces of Fentanyl 

Supervisor Spiegel and Riverside County launched a new fentanyl campaign, Faces of Fentanyl, with the media. At the event, the multidisciplinary committee, put together by Supervisors Spiegel and Washington, informed the press about what the County is doing to combat this life-taking drug. Read more...




District Two Attends 7th Annual First Responders Appreciation

The Second District Team presented Certificates of Recognition at the Norco Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center's 7th Annual First Responders Appreciation Luncheon at Nellie Weaver Hall. Read more...



Supervisor Spiegel Attends Veterans Coffee Social

Supervisor Spiegel attended the Veterans Coffee Social hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 742, in Corona. Read more...


Support Sisterz


Spiegel Family Joins Support Sisterz Combat Cancer Walk

Supervisor Spiegel and her family joined the nonprofit organization Support Sisterz at the 7th Annual Combat Cancer Walk. 



Supervisor Attends Norco State of the City Address

Supervisor Spiegel attended the Norco 2022 State of the City Address, where Mayor Greg Newton educated the attendees on Norco's current challenges and opportunities. Read more..


Lauren Cochrane


District Two Presents Certificate of Recognition to Banning High School Teacher

The District Two team presented a Certificate of Recognition to Banning High School Teacher Lauren Cochrane last night at the Rivers & Lands Conservancy Gala in Riverside. Read more...


Jack B Clarke Jr.


District Two Presents Jack B. Clarke, Jr. Certificate of Recognition

The District Two Team presented Honoree Jack B. Clarke, Jr. with a Certificate of Recognition to congratulate him on his 2022 Distinguished Citizen Award at the California Inland Empire Council - Boy Scouts of America ceremony in Riverside. Read more...

IEHP event


Supervisor Joins Top Health Care Leaders and Board Members at IEHP’s Inaugural Future of Health Summit

Supervisor Spiegel, Dr. Ghaly, Secretary of California Health and Human Services Agency, and Jennifer Cruikshank, CEO of Riverside University Health System, joined more than 100 top healthcare leaders on October 13 at the IEHP Inaugural Future of Health Summit. Read more...

Corona Fire


Supervisor and Staff Attend Corona Fire Station Open Houses

Supervisor Spiegel and District Two staff visited Corona firefighters at Fire Stations 4 and 6 for their open houses - checking out their station, tools, and equipment - in recognition of Fire Prevention Week from October 9-15, 2022. Read more...



Supervisor Volunteers at the Corona Stake Relief Society and Just Serve’s 5th Annual Day of Service

Supervisor Spiegel volunteered at the Corona Stake Relief Society and Just Serve’s 5th Annual Day of Service. Read more...


Eastvale SOTC


Supervisor Attends Envision Eastvale State of the City

Supervisor Spiegel attended the State of the City - Envision Eastvale hosted by the City of Eastvale, CA, and the Eastvale Chamber of Commerce. Read more...


Diaper Bank


District Team Attends Inland Empire Diaper Bank Celebration

District Two Chief of Staff, Phil Paule, presented a Certificate of Recognition to Inland Empire Diaper Bank executives on behalf of District Two. The Inland Empire Diaper Bank is a project of the Junior League of Riverside, Inc., celebrating over 500,000 diapers distributed. Read more...


County Services


Housing Authority of the County of Riverside

The Housing Authority of the County of Riverside (HACR) is a public agency chartered by the State of California to administer the development, rehabilitation or financing of affordable housing programs. Learn more...





Coachella Valley Rail Needs Your Support!

The Riverside County Transportation Commission is seeking state and federal funding for the Tier-2 project-level environmental studies of the Coachella Valley Rail Project. Learn more...


Coachella Valley rail


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

Upcoming events

Veterans Resource Fair

County of Riverside Veteran Resource Fair

Where: 12625 Frederick St Suite K-3 Moreno Valley, Ca 92553

When: Friday, November 4, 9:00 am

Come join the County of Riverside as we celebrate Veterans Month by providing resources for resume writing, interview tips, current career opportunities and much MORE! Learn more...



Dia De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead

Where: Community Center Park

3900 Acacia Avenue in Norco

When: Friday, November 4, 5:00 p.m.

Learn more...




7th Annual Amber Waves of Grain Craft Beer Festival

Where: The Shops at Dos Lagos

2780 Cabot Drive, Corona, CA 92883

When: Saturday, November 5, at 12:00 pm

Learn more...



County of Riverside - Southern Inland Region Child Support Collaborative's FREE Virtual Employer Workshop

Where: Online

When: Thursday, November 17, 9:00 am

Learn more...




The Riverside County Workforce Development Board Harassment Prevention Training

Where: Online

When: Wednesday, December 7, at 10:00 am

This virtual event is open to Riverside County employers. Supervisors and managers will learn that keeping harassment out of the workplace will protect them and the company from a lawsuit and also create a safe space and positive work culture for their employees. Learn more...


Veterans Day
  • Eastvale
    • Veterans Day Ceremony
    • Friday, November 11 at 8 am
    • Learn more...
  • Norco
  • Corona
    • Veterans Day Remembrance & Celebration Dinner
    • Friday, November 11 at 4 pm
    • Learn more...

  • Jurupa Valley
    • 2022 Veterans Celebration Parade and Festival
    • Saturday, November 12 at 9am
    • Learn more...


vet spotlight

Elysse Rico: Second District Staff Member and Army Veteran

Before joining the Second District team, Elysse worked in the private sector for nine years and has extensive public relations and communications knowledge. Elysse served in the United States Army and had one tour to Afghanistan, where she earned her Combat Action Badge. She was honorably discharged from the 1st Attack Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, in 2014.

  • Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muerto - Nov. 2
  • Daylight Savings Time Ends - Nov. 6
  • Election Day - Nov. 8
  • Marine Corps Birthday - Nov. 10
  • Veterans Day - Nov. 11
  • World Kindness Day - Nov. 13
  • National Recycling Day - Nov. 15
  • International Stand Up to Bullying Day - Nov. 18
  • Kristallnacht Commemoration - Nov. 9 & 10
  • National Child's Day - Nov. 20
  • Thanksgiving - Nov. 24
  • Giving Tuesday - Nov. 29
  • National Diabetes Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • Military Family Month
  • National Adoption Month
  • National Native American Heritage Month


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