Spiegel Spotlight: News for District 2 - December

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Dear Friends and Second District Residents,

How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon.
December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon? - Dr. Seuss

With the holidays approaching, we are reminded to take a moment to rest and enjoy our family and friends during this festive time. Many of us have holiday traditions, regardless of what holiday you are celebrating. These traditions are important to building a strong bond between family and our community. They give us a sense of belonging and a way to express what is important to us. They connect us to our history and help us celebrate generations of family.

However, it is also important to remember that not all people are as fortunate as we may be. That is why I encourage you to take the time to give back this holiday season, whether by volunteering your time or sharing gifts and food. A single act of generosity can create the positive change that children need right now. I hope you do your best to give back this holiday season.

With the new year comes the new districting, and I am beyond excited to see what is in store for our future. In 2023, we will say goodbye to the City of Riverside and thank them for being such a fantastic community. We will welcome the cities of Canyon Lake and Lake Elsinore, along with the unincorporated areas of Lake Mathews, Temescal Valley, Woodcrest, Warm Springs, and Lakeland Village. I look forward to learning more about these areas and establishing relationships with our new constituents.

May this wonderful holiday season fill your heart with love, your home with joy, and your life with laughter. Wishing everyone at your home health, peace, and happiness in the coming year.


Karen Spiegel's Signature

Community Involvement
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15 Express Lanes Earns National Award of Excellence

In November, Design Build Institute of America selected RCTC’s Interstate 15 Express Lanes for its National Award of Excellence in the transportation sector. Read more...

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Supervisor Attends 30th Anniversary of the Festival of Lights

On November 25, the Supervisor and her family enjoyed the Switch-On ceremony of the Festival of Lights with millions of holiday lights at the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa with beautiful holiday-themed decorations. Read more...


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District Two Attends The Festival of Trees

On November 23, the District Two team attended The Festival of Trees for the Love of a Child event at the Riverside Convention Center to support Riverside University Health System Foundation. Read more...


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District Two Team Attends the Spirit of the Entrepreneur Gala

On November 17, this District Two team attended the Spirit of the Entrepreneur Gala Event hosted by the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at CSUSB. Read more...


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Supervisor Leads Pledge of Allegiance at Installation of 2023 Officers for the Women's Council of Realtors Inland Valley

On November 18, Supervisor Spiegel and her husband attended the Installation of 2023 Officers for the Women's Council of Realtors, Inland Valley. Read more...




Supervisor Attends 128th CSAC Annual Meeting

On November 16, Supervisor Spiegel attended the Best Practices for Inclusive 21st Century Workforce Planning workshop sponsored by the Women's Leadership Forum while at the 128th CSAC (California State Association of Counties) California State Association of Counties Annual Meeting. Read more...




District Two Youth Council Volunteers at Jurupa Valley Veterans Celebration Parade and Festival

On November 12, the District Two Youth Advisory Council volunteered at the 2022 Veterans Celebration Parade and Festival in Jurupa Valley. Read more...


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Supervisor Honors Veterans at Ceremonies Held in Eastvale and Norco

On Veterans Day, Supervisor Spiegel and staff attended Veterans Day ceremonies held by the City of Eastvale and the City of Norco. Read more...


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Supervisor Joins Salute to the Military 

Supervisor Spiegel attended the annual Salute to the Military at the Corona Chamber Good Morning Corona, where the city honored all military branches hosted at the Eagle Glen Golf course. Read more...




District Two Attends Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center's 41st Annual Dinner & Auction Gala

On November 5, the District Two team attended the 41st Annual Dinner & Auction Gala hosted by the Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center at the Victoria Club in Riverside. Read more...


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Board of Supervisors Recognizes Kristallnacht Commemoration

At the Board of Supervisors meeting on November 8, the Board recognized November 9-10 as the Kristallnacht Commemoration. Read more...


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Supervisor Organizes Lighting the Building Green for Veterans

In November, Riverside County joined the National Association of Counties in demonstrating our appreciation and support for our veterans by illuminating the County Administration Center in green as part of Operation Green Light for Veterans. Read more...


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Supervisor Honored to Join Adoption Finalization Day for Ryan Angel Plott

On November 5, Supervisor Spiegel was honored to attend the Adoption Finalization Day for Ryan Angel Plott, who officially joined the Plott family. Read more...




Supervisor Attends Riverside County Medical Association's 12th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

Supervisor Spiegel attended the Riverside County Medical Association's 12th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser event at the Riverside Convention Center. Read more...




District Two Attends Dia De Los Muertos at Louis Robidoux Library

On November 3, the Second District Team attended Dia De Los Muertos at the Louis Robidoux Library. Read more...


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Board of Supervisors Recognizes County Employee Campaign

At the Board of Supervisors meeting on November 1, the Board recognized the 2022/2023 Riverside County Employee Campaign, an annual campaign the county has held for over 60 years. Read more...




District Two Team Attends Dia De Los Muertos at Glen Avon Library

On November 2, the District Two team attended the Dia De Los Muertos event hosted by the Glen Avon Library in Jurupa Valley. Read more...




The Board of Supervisors Recognizes National Family Caregivers Month

At the Board of Supervisors meeting on November 1, the Board presented a proclamation for National Family Caregivers Month to IHSS. Read more... 


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District Two Team Attends Aaron Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Grand Opening

Our District Two team presented a Certificate of Recognition to Aaron Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram at their Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Norco. Read more...


County Services


Know Before You Go with SoCal 511

The 511 website offers traffic advisories, real-time train and bus arrival updates, bike routing, ridesharing resources, and veteran assistance, all in one place for residents in Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties. Learn more...



Coachella Valley Rail Needs Your Support!

Riverside County Transportation Commission is seeking state and federal funding for the Coachella Valley Rail Project. Learn more...

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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...



Riverside County Veterans Services

Our Veterans Service Representatives are thoroughly trained and accredited by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to represent you. Learn more...

Veterans services


Riverside County Park & Open Space District

The mission is to acquire, protect, develop, manage, and interpret for the inspiration, use, and enjoyment of all people, a well-balanced system of park related places of outstanding scenic, recreational, and historical importance. Learn more...


Parks and Open spaces


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

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Eastvale Safety & Connectivity Project Public Workshop

When: Tuesday, December 6 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: New Day Christian Church
7155 Hamner Ave., Eastvale CA 92880

Learn more...


Pearl Harbor


16th Annual Pearl Harbor Commemorative Ceremony

When: Wednesday, December 7 at 10:00 am

Where: Norco High School, Sharon Martinez Auditorium
2065 Temescal Ave., Norco CA 92860

Learn more...




Workforce Development Harassment Prevention Training

When: Wednesday, December 7 at 10:00 am

Where: Online

This virtual event is open to Riverside County employers.

 Learn more...


Flood Control


Riverside County Flood Control and Water
Conservation District's Public Budget Hearings

When: December 7-14

Where: Riverside County Flood Control District
office, 1995 Market Street, Riverside

Learn more...


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Jingle & Mingle Christmas Business Mixer Toy Drive & Fundraiser

When: Thursday, December 8 at 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: The EAT Center
3954 Old Hamner Rd., Norco

Learn more...


Blood drive


LifeStream Blood Bank Blood Drive in Jurupa Valley

When: Monday, December 12 at 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where: City Hall
8930 Limonite Ave., Jurupa Valley in the bloodmobile

Learn more...


Bfast with Santa


Breakfast with Santa

When: Sunday, December 10 at 8:00 am to 1:30 pm

Where: Skyview Event Center

5257 Wineville Ave. Jurupa Valley CA 91752

Learn more...


Chanukah Festival


18th Annual Chanukah Festival

When: Monday, December 19 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: Riverside County Historic Courthouse
4050 Main St. Riverside CA

Learn more...

Longest night of the year


Longest Night of the Year Homeless Persons' Memorial Day

When: Wednesday, December 21 at 5:00 pm

Where: Fairmount Park
2601 Fairmount Blvd

Food, blankets, hygiene supplies, Narcan, and other resources will be provided. Learn more...

  • Norco
    • Christmas Festival & Parade of Lights
    • Saturday, December 10 at 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
    • Learn more...
  • Eastvale
    • Miracle on Citrus St. Holiday Event
    • Saturday, December 17 at 3:00 pm to Sunday December 18 at 9:00 pm
    • Learn more...

Hello December
  • National Women Support Women Day - Dec. 1
  • U.S. National Guard Birthday - Dec. 13
  • National Energy Conservation Day - Dec. 14
  • Bill of Rights Day - Dec. 15
  • National Ugly Sweater Day - Dec. 16
  • National Wreaths Across America Day - Dec. 17
  • Hanukkah Begins - Dec. 18
  • Homeless Persons' Remembrance Day - Dec. 21
  • Christmas Eve - Dec. 24
  • Christmas - Dec. 25
  • Kwanzaa - Dec. 26
  • New Year's Eve - Dec. 31
  • Made in America Month
  • World AIDS Awareness Month


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