Spiegel Spotlight: News for District 2 - May

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Supervisor Karen Spiegel

Dear Friends and Second District Residents,

With the Spring season well underway, we must be mindful of the beautiful growth that is happening due to all the rain. Although the flowers and greenery are gorgeous, it does mean that our fire season will be just as robust. Please visit Riverside County Fire for more information on keeping your families safe and prepared for this upcoming wildfire season.

As Mother's Day quickly approaches (May 14), be sure to give some extra love that day and every day to the mothers in your lives, whether it's a grandmother, stepmother, or a mother figure; the simplest gestures mean so much to us.

Did you know? More phone calls are made on Mother's Day than on any other day of the year. These holiday chats with Mom often cause phone traffic to spike by as much as 37 percent. 

"Mothers are like glue. Even when you can't see them, they're still holding the family together."
- Susan Gale

Armed Forces Day (May 20) is a day to recognize the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for the many freedoms we cherish. I ask that you take time to find a military member and their family to thank them for their service.

This month, we also pay tribute to Memorial Day (May 29). It is tradition to raise the flag on this day. On this day of remembrance, we take the time to honor the lives and legacies of our nation's fallen heroes. This is a poignant reminder of the tenacity of life. Our national cemetery and other cemeteries display flags on the graves of all those who've served. Placing flags is a treasured activity for my family and me to participate in and show our respect.

Prado Dam

Prado Dam Update

Last May, we announced the efforts of repainting the Prado Dam Mural after a decade of hard work by many. You may have recently driven by this (at the 91 and 71 highway) and can now see the almost completed display of its iconic image of the 'largest' patriotic billboard. The original mural was painted in coordination with students from Corona High School (1976) and guidance from the school's Activities Director, David DiPiaolo, along with classmates and mural designers Ron Kammeyer and Perry Schaefer. This mural is especially meaningful to me, given my beloved mother-in-law, Flora Spiegel, was the Mayor of Corona when this initial painting was constructed.

Before the original artwork was defaced by graffiti and the paint fading through the years, the mural read "200 Years of Freedom: 1776-1976". It featured an image of the Liberty Bell, commemorating the Bicentennial celebration of America's freedom. The mural is prominently visible from the 91 Freeway and has served as a source of pride and patriotism for hundreds of thousands of commuters, visitors, and area residents for multiple generations, and it is a unifying symbol for the region. 

Congressman Ken Calvert and I have worked with this great group of individuals for over a decade to make this happen. A big thank you to Colonel Julie Balten of the Los Angeles District of the US Army Corps of Engineers and Jason Uhley, General Manager of the Riverside County Flood Control & Water Conservation District, and their teams for their leadership and efforts in the repainting of the Bicentennial Freedom Mural. In addition, Eric Bjorgum of the Bicentennial Freedom Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles has been an excellent resource for them as well as Jackie Cherrington-Pierson, Peter Usle, Jim and Jeff McCabe of One Way Painting, and many others. A HUGE thank you to Dunn Edwards Paints and Rust-Oleum for donating all the paint needed to paint the huge Bicentennial Freedom Mural. We will acknowledge the contributors and sponsors next month.

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your Spring season.


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Serving the Community
LEAC Ceremony


Supervisor Spiegel Attends Annual Law Enforcement Recognition Ceremony

Supervisor Spiegel attended the Western Riverside Law Enforcement Appreciation Committee (LEAC) at their Annual Law Enforcement Recognition and Awards ceremony the other night. Read more...



Supervisor Spiegel Reads Names of Crime Victims at Candlelight Vigil

The Riverside County District Attorney invited Supervisor Spiegel to read the victims' names at the Riverside Crime Victims Candlelight Vigil. Read more...


Supervisor Spiegel at Candlelight Vigil
Denim Day


District Two Wears Jeans for Denim Day

On April 26, the District Two team joined millions worldwide wearing jeans in support of survivors. Read more...




Supervisor Spiegel Attends Annual Corona-Norco Day of the Child Celebration

The Annual Corona-Norco Day of the Child Celebration was held on Saturday, April 22, at Corona City Park. Read more...


Day of the Child
Hell's Kitchen


Supervisor Spiegel Attends 2023 First Responders Appreciation Day hosted by Hells Kitchen Motorsports Bar & Grill of Lake Elsinore

Supervisor Spiegel joined the 2023 First Responders Appreciation Day hosted by Hells Kitchen Motorsports Bar & Grill of Lake Elsinore in honor of Deputy Darnell Calhoun and Deputy Isaiah Cordero. Read more...



Supervisor Spiegel Participates in Annual Earth Day Clean Up with Eastvale Kiwanis Club

Supervisor Spiegel participated in the Annual Earth Day Clean Up with the Eastvale Kiwanis Club and helped serve lunch to almost 700 community volunteers. Read more...


Eastvale Earth Day Clean Up
Supervisor Spiegel at RCC


Riverside Community College District Foundation Receives Million-Plus Gift from Janet Steiner

Riverside Community College District Foundation received a million-plus gift from Janet Steiner of a new state-of-the-art Heidelberg SX-52 press to honor her parents. Jan is a local leader in the commercial printing community in the region. Read more...



Pinwheels for Prevention - Celebration of Hope

At the Pinwheels for Prevention - Celebration of Hope event Supervisor Spiegel was pleased to present a proclamation to the agencies that provide care for children. Read more...



Pinwheels for Prevention - Celebration of Hope Event
Good Morning Corona State of the County


Supervisor Spiegel Speaks at Good Morning Corona State of the County

Supervisor Spiegel was the keynote speaker at the Good Morning Corona State of the County, where she shared current projects and things the County is working on. Read more...



Supervisor Spiegel Speaks at Terrace Women's Club

Supervisor Spiegel had the pleasure of speaking at the Terrace Women's Club, where she discussed current happenings in Temescal Valley and addressed any questions and concerns from the residents. See more photos...


Supervisor Spiegel at Terrace Women's Club
DMV/Donate Life Month


Board of Supervisors Recognizes April as DMV/Donate Life Month

At the Board of Supervisor's meeting on April 18, the Board recognized April as DMV/Donate Life Month. Read more...




Department Heads and Representatives Join the Second District at the Temescal Valley Townhall

Different departments from the County spoke with residents at the Temescal Valley Townhall Meeting. Read more...



Supervisor Spiegel at the Temescal Valley Townhall
Supervisor Spiegel Visits Corona High School


Supervisor Spiegel Visits Corona High School

Supervisor Spiegel experienced some hands-on teaching when she visited Corona High School Health Careers Pathways class in Sports Medicine with instructor Jim Winn. Read more...



Supervisor Spiegel Announces Volunteer and Volunteer Organization of the Year

At the Board of Supervisors meeting on April 18, Supervisor Spiegel announced Laurie Gwyn, Chair of the Corona-Norco Branch of Assistance League of Riverside, as Volunteer of the Year and The Chinese American Volunteer Association, a student-run nonprofit, as Volunteer Organization of the Year. Read more...


Volunteers of the Year
Norco Brewing Company


Second District Team Joins Norco Brewing Company at Grand Opening Ceremony

The Second District Team congratulates Norco Brewing Company for its Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Welcome to Norco! We wish your business all the best! Read more...



Supervisors Spiegel and Jeffries Attend Grand Opening of Lake Mathews Sheriff Station

Supervisor Spiegel was so pleased to attend the station's Open House/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony along with First District Supervisor Jeffries. Read more...


Supervisors Spiegel and Jeffries at Lake Mathews Sheriff Station
Supervisor Spiegel with Executive Director of the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, Rose Mayes, and Riverside Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson.


Supervisor Spiegel Speaks at 2023 Housing Conference

Supervisor Spiegel was honored to speak at the 2023 Housing Conference celebrating National Fair Housing Month and 55 years of the Fair Housing Act. Read more...



The District Two Team Welcomes Gold Coast Dental to Corona

Our office was pleased to welcome Gold Coast Dental to Corona at their Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Read more...




Gold Coast Dental
 Supervisor Spiegel at the Riverside-Corona Resource Conversion District


Supervisor Spiegel Tours Riverside-Corona Resource Conversion District

Supervisor Spiegel did a walk-through of the Riverside-Corona Resource Conversion District in April. Read more...



Supervisor Spiegel Visits Corona Heritage Park and Museum

Supervisor Spiegel visited the Corona Heritage Park and Museum with CEO/President Marla Benson. Read more...




Supervisor Spiegel with Corona Heritage Park and Museum with CEO/President Marla Benson
Supervisor Spiegel with Congresswoman Norma Torres


Supervisor Spiegel Meets with Congresswoman Norma Torres

Riverside County CEO Jeff Van Wagenen and Supervisor Spiegel had a very productive meeting with Congresswoman Norma Torres, representing the 35th District. Read more...



Supervisor Spiegel at the Corona-Norco Unified Festival of the Arts

Supervisor Spiegel enjoyed her time at the Corona-Norco Unified Festival of the Arts in Corona. Read more...



 Supervisor Spiegel at the Corona-Norco Unified Festival of the Arts
Lake Elsinore Historical Society's Annual Meeting


District Two Team Attends Lake Elsinore Historical Society's Annual Meeting

The District Two team attended the Lake Elsinore Historical Society's Annual Meeting, where Mayor Natasha Johnson gave updates on the city. Read more...



Supervisor Spiegel Attends Morongo Air and Ground Ambulance Launch

Supervisor Spiegel was invited to the launch of a historic Tribal Air-Ground ambulance and medical helicopter that will provide life-saving critical care and transportation on the Morongo Band of Mission Indians' reservation and surrounding communities in the San Gorgonio Pass Area. Read more...

Supervisor Spiegel at the Morongo Air and Ground Ambulance Launch
Supervisor Spiegel and Jacqueline Armenta at Healthy Jurupa Valley's Story Walk


Supervisor Spiegel and District Two Youth Advisory Council Participate in Story Walk

Supervisor Spiegel participated in the Healthy Jurupa Valley's first-ever Story Walk at the Louis Robidoux Library featuring Lani Rae's Marvelous Hair by Yesenia Rodriguez. The District Two YAC students also donated their time to help volunteer at this family-fun event. See more photos...


Supervisor Spiegel Speaks at Emprendedor@s Graduation Ceremony

The City of Corona’s Office of Economic Development invited Supervisor Spiegel to participate in a graduation ceremony for graduates of the city’s fourth cohort of the Emprendedor@s Program. Read more...


Emprendedor@s Graduation Ceremony

Sponsorship Opportunity - Senior Legacy Awards

Sponsorship Levels are available for the Second District Senior Legacy Awards on June 21 at 11:30 am at the Glen Ivy Golf Club in Corona. Please visit our website for more information.

Senior Awards Invitation

Non-Profit SpotlighALR Laurie Gywn

Volunteer of the Year: Laurie Gwyn

Laurie joined the Assistance League of Riverside (ALR) in 2014. She volunteered in many ways, working in the thrift store and with ALR’s signature program, Operation School Bell, which provides new clothes for children in need in the Riverside area. Gywn also volunteered as Chairman of The Public Relations Committee. In addition, she initiated and led a seven-member committee to study the feasibility of establishing a Corona Norco Branch of the ALR to expand the reach of the ALR into the Corona Norco area. Learn more...

Chinese American Volunteer Association

Volunteer Organization of the Year: Chinese American Volunteer Association

The Chinese American Volunteer Association (CAVA) was established in 2019 and is a student-run 501c3 non-profit organization that strives to develop the next generation of service-minded leaders. CAVA’s goal is to provide community service and internship opportunities for middle and high school students and help them learn how to truly serve with their hearts. In addition, the Chinese American Volunteer Association aims to promote Chinese culture to the community through music, dances, and performances and enable students to be more involved in their community. Learn more...

Cropped Jewels Farmer

Woman of the Year: Jewels Farmer

In honor of International Women's Day, the Board of Supervisors selected one woman throughout each district who has aimed to put their community first through innovation, efforts to bring social and economic change, and diligence to create a better society.

This year, Jewels Farmer of Norco was the Second District recipient of the 2023 Woman of the Year Award. Jewels Farmer is a shining example of what it means to create a better community through diligence, economic change, and service. She is a woman of exceptional talent and dedication, a leader amongst her peers, and has accomplished remarkable achievements in the field of real estate in the City of Norco. Learn more...

County Services


NOW RECRUITING: Boards, Committees & Commissions

Interested in getting involved with local Boards, Committees & Commissions within the Second District?

Now accepting applications for:

  • Woodcrest Municipal Advisory Council
  • Flood Control Commission
  • Advisory Council on Aging
  • Children and Families Advisory Committee

For more information, please visit

Now Recruiting: Boards, Committees & Commissions


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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...


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ACP Program

RivCo Small Business Thrive Program

Veterans Business

Business Assistance

Microbusiness grant

Upcoming Events
Cinco De Mayo


Cinco de Mayo Fiesta - Corona

When: Saturday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Corona City Park
930 E 6th St, Corona, California 92879

We invite all local youth groups, church groups, dance groups, businesses, equestrians, and car clubs to participate in this colorful and enjoyable parade for the whole family. Learn more...


Eastvale NDOP


City of Eastvale National Day of Prayer 2023

When: Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 a.m.

Where: Eastvale Community Center
13820 Schleisman Rd., Eastvale, CA 92880

The National Day of Prayer is a long-standing event in our country, and we are honored to bring it to the City of Eastvale. Learn more...


Mayors Prayer Breakfast


11th Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast of Jurupa Valley

When: Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Where: Indian Hills Golf Course
5700 Club House Drive
Jurupa Valley, CA 92509

In observance of the National Day of Prayer, Jurupa Valley Mayor Chris Barajas will be speaking at the Indian Hills Country Club on May 4th. Learn more...


Canyon Lake Day of Prayer


Canyon Lake's 10th Annual National Day of Prayer

When: Thursday, May 4 at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Canyon Lake Fire Department
28730 Vacation Dr. Canyon Lake, CA 92587

This event will feature prayers from several churches and denominations in the community with Supervisor Spiegel as this year’s guest speaker. Learn more...


Cops for Kids


Cops for Kids Celebrity Golf Tournament

When: Friday, May 5 at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Dos Lagos Golf Course
4507 Cabot Dr., Corona, CA 92883

Join us for our annual celebrity golf tournament. This year all proceeds will go to the families of our two local fallen deputies. Learn more...


Installation Awards


74th Annual Installation & Awards Ceremony - Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber of Commerce

When: Saturday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Where: Pins N Pockets
32250 Mission Trail, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

The 74th Annual Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber of Commerce (LEVCOC) Installation Installation & Awards Ceremony will be held at Pins N Pockets in Lake Elsinore, California. Learn more...


Main Street Eats Flyer


Main Street Eats Food Festival & Concert - Lake Elsinore

When: May 6, May 13, May 20, and May 27

Where: Downtown Main Street, Lake Elsinore, California

The Main Street Eats food festival and concert series will begin Saturday, May 6th, from 5-9pm, featuring a new band each week! Learn more...


Fiesta De Taco


Fiesta De Taco - Norco

When: Saturday, May 13 from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Where: Silverlakes Park
5555 Hamner Ave, Norco, CA 92860

Don't miss out on Fiesta De Taco at Silverlakes Park in Norco, with headliner, Flo Rida, featuring other musical guests. Learn more...


Vintage House Tour


Vintage Home Tour Presented by the Corona Historic Preservation Society

When: Saturday, May 13 at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: 1052 East Grand Boulevard Corona, CA 92879

Corona Historic Preservation Society's Vintage Home Tour is Back! This year we are featuring 4 homes, all in the Southeast Quadrant of Historic Grand Boulevard. Learn more...


Norco Centennial Celebration


City of Norco Centennial Celebration

When: Saturday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Norco Community Center
3900 Acacia Ave., Norco, CA 92860

On May 13, 1923, Rex B. Clark officially unveiled his new community called “Norco” and put the first properties up for sale, marking this year (2023) as the 100th Anniversary of the creation of the Norco Township! Learn more...


Lambs Car Show


Lambs Fellowship Car and Motorcycle Show

When: Saturday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Lambs Fellowship Church
21901 Railroad Canyon Road Lake Elsinore , California 92530

Lambs Fellowship Church is excited to host their 10th annual Car and Motorcycle Show. Don't miss out on a day full of hot rods, live music, great food, jumpers, local vendors, and so much more! Learn more...


LISTOS flyer


LISTOS FREE Disaster Course

When: Saturday, May 13 & Saturday, May 20 at 12:00 p.m. (Participants must attend both days to complete training).

Where: Reach Out Office, Conference Room
8300 Limonite Ave. Ste. D, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509

LISTOS is a program centered around personal preparedness and empowering individuals within the community to be ready in the event of an emergency or disaster. Learn more...


Relay for life Corona


Relay for Life Corona

When: May 13-14 at 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Where: 598 Santana Way Corona, CA 92881

At Relay For Life no donation is too small, each and every dollar counts. Learn more...


Jurupa Valley Blood Drive


Jurupa Valley Blood Drive

When: Monday, May 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: City Hall - Parking Lot
8930 Limonite Ave., Jurupa Valley, CA 92509

Donating blood is essential in helping patients survive surgeries, cancer treatment, and traumatic injuries. Learn more...


Memorial Flyer


Riverside County Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony

When: Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 a.m.

Where: 4102 Orange St. Riverside, CA 92501

Join us for the 39th annual ceremony which honors the men and women in law enforcement who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Learn more...


Temescal Valley Faire


Temescal Valley Community Faire

When: Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Deleo Regional Sports Park
25655 Santiago Canyon Road, Temescal Valley, CA

Help us celebrate the Faire’s 20th Anniversary with an exciting day filled with FREE games, prizes, jumpers for the kids, arts and crafts, contests, petting zoo, live local entertainment, and all-you-can-eat watermelon. Learn more...


International Food Festival


2nd Annual Eastvale International Food Festival

When: Saturday, May 20 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Scholar Way between Citrus St. & Evening Breeze
Eastvale, CA

The City of Eastvale hosted it's first-ever International Food Festival in 2022 and the signature event returns again this year! Learn more...


Memorial Mile March


Memorial Mile March in Corona

When: Saturday, May 27 at 8:00 a.m.

Where: Starts at the Corona Chamber - 904 E. 6th St. 92879
Ends at the Historic Civic Center - 815 W. 6th St. 92882

The Memorial Mile March is a walk to honor our military. It starts at the Corona Chamber of Commerce and concludes at the Historic Civic Center, where flags will be placed to recognize a fallen solider, veteran or current service member. Learn more...


Memorial Day Flags


Corona Memorial Day Event Hosted by American Legion - Joe Dominguez Post 742  

When: Monday, May 29 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Corona Sunnyslope Cemetery
1125 Rimpau Avenue Corona, CA 92879

The Corona Memorial Day event will be at Corona Sunnyslope Cemetery, hosted by American Legion - Joe Dominguez Post 742.  


Memorial Day Flag


Memorial Day Event - City of Norco

When: May 29 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: TBD

The City of Norco will hold a Memorial Day event on May 29. More info to come. Please check the city's website for more details. Learn more...


Senior Legacy Awards (Small)


Second District Senior Legacy Awards

When: Wednesday, June 21 at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Glen Ivy Golf Club - Golf Course Ballroom
24400 Trilogy Parkway, Corona CA, 92883

Join us for the Second District Senior Legacy Awards. Sponsorship levels are available. Learn more...


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Board of Supervisors Meetings:

  • May 2 - 9:30 a.m. at 4080 Lemon St., 1st Floor,, Riverside, CA 92501
  • May 9 - 9:30 a.m. at 4080 Lemon St., 1st Floor,, Riverside, CA 92501
  • May 16 - No meeting
  • May 23 - 9:30 a.m. at 4080 Lemon St., 1st Floor,, Riverside, CA 92501
  • May 30 - No meeting

Municipal/Community Advisory Council Meetings:

  • Temescal Valley MAC - May 10 at 6:00 p,m, at The Retreat at Wedgewood
    8007 Soft Winds Dr, Temescal Valley, CA 92883. Learn more...
  • Woodcrest MAC - May 11 at 6:00 p.m. at Woodcrest Library
    16625 Krameria Ave., Riverside, CA 92504. Learn more...
  • Lakeland Village CAC - May 24 at 6:00 p.m. at Lakeland Village Community Center
    16275 Grand Ave. Lake Elsinore 92530. Learn more...
Woodcrest Townhall

Significant Dates
Hello May
  • National Nurses Day - May 6
  • National Fitness Day - May 6
  • National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day - May 6
  • El Día de las Madres - May 10
  • Mother’s Day - May 14
  • Peace Officer Memorial Day - May 15
  • Armed Forces Day - May 20
  • Harvey Milk Day - May 22
  • Memorial Day - May 29
  • National Small Business Week - April 30 - May 6
  • National Nurses Week- May 6-12
  • National Correctional Officers’ Week - May 7-13
  • Public Service Recognition Week - May 7-13
  • Teacher Appreciation Week - May 8-12
  • National Public Works Week - May 21-27
  • National Emergency Medical Services Week - May 21-27
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • National Pet Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month  
  • Foster Care Awareness Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Mental Health Month
  • Military Appreciation Month
  • National Drug Court Month
  • National Maternal Depression Awareness Month
  • National Skin Cancer Awareness Month
  • Older Americans Month

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