Spiegel Spotlight: News for District 2 - July

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Supervisor Karen Spiegel

Dear Friends and Second District Residents,

As the sun shines brighter and the days grow longer, I am delighted to welcome you to our July newsletter. With summer in full swing, this month is brimming with excitement and opportunities to celebrate the best of what this season has to offer.

The air is filled with infectious energy as people across the nation eagerly prepare to commemorate the Fourth of July, a day that holds immense significance in our history. It is a time when we come together, united by our shared values and pride in our nation's independence. Whether we gather with friends and family for backyard barbecues, marvel at mesmerizing fireworks displays, or participate in parades that proudly display our patriotism, the Fourth of July serves as a powerful reminder of the principles that have shaped our great country.

Also, residents are reminded that fireworks are illegal in Riverside County. There will be extra enforcement teams out to help prevent tragedies from happening in our communities as well as steep fines. Please refrain from celebrating with fireworks and instead, visit one of the many places having 4th of July Celebrations where you can watch from a safe distance. Many Independence festivities are listed below, or visit

Amidst the festivities, July also brings us National Parents' Day. This special occasion allows us to express our deepest gratitude and affection for those who have played irreplaceable roles in our lives. Parents are the foundation of our support system, guiding us through life's highs and lows and offering relentless love and encouragement. Let us take a moment to honor their sacrifices, unconditional love, and steadfast dedication. Whether it's a heartfelt phone call, a thoughtful gift, or simply spending quality time with them, let us make this day extra special and remind our parents of the profound impact they had on shaping our lives.

In the spirit of adventure and exploration, July is also designated National Park and Recreation Month. It's a time to revel in the splendor of our natural world as we embrace the great outdoors and partake in various recreational activities. From hiking through majestic trails in national parks to picnicking by serene lakeshores, this month invites us to reconnect with nature and appreciate the breathtaking landscapes surrounding us. It's an opportunity to seek solace in the tranquility of nature, to witness awe-inspiring wildlife, and to create lasting memories with loved ones.

Join me as we embark on a journey of joy, appreciation, and discovery in this captivating edition of our newsletter. As the summer sun continues to shine upon us, let us embrace the spirit of celebration, gratitude, and adventure.


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District UpdatesWoodcrest Community Park

Woodcrest Community Park Project

The Woodcrest Community Park project is moving forward as planned. At the Municipal Advisory Council meeting in February, the park plan and design were presented to the community. Residents shared their thoughts and feedback, and changes were made to align more closely with what community members wanted to see. The item was approved at the Board of Supervisors meeting on June 27, and the process of collecting bids for construction will begin promptly. It is predicted that construction will start during the fall of this year.

Senior Legacy AwardsSenior Legacy Award Winners

First Inaugural Second District Senior Legacy Awards

Congratulations to our magnificent seven award recipients! Your lives, your stories, and your contributions to the Second District make us immensely proud. Your legacies continue to shape our community, and it was our honor to shine a spotlight on your remarkable achievements.


  • Kathy Barbay - City of Canyon Lake
  • Hugo Bustamante - City of Jurupa Valley
  • Herbert Cirilo - City of Eastvale
  • Joyce Hohenadl - City of Lake Elsinore
  • Don Kindred - City of Corona
  • Jannlee Watson - Temescal Valley
  • Samia Yousef - City of Norco

A heartful thanks to all our generous sponsors, without whom this incredible day wouldn't have been possible. Your commitment to honoring seniors' vital role in our society speaks volumes about your vision and values.

Thank you to our sponsors:


And a very special thank you to the Janet Goeske Foundation.

I also want to express my deepest gratitude to the cities and local officials for their unwavering support. Your active participation in coordinating and selecting the award winners ensured that those truly deserving were recognized.

This is just the beginning! We are already looking forward to next year's awards, which promise to be even bigger and better. The Second District Senior Legacy Awards is now an annual celebration of our seniors' contributions, and I look forward to seeing it grow!

Lastly, a big thank you to everyone who joined us for this memorable occasion. The energy and positivity you brought made the event extra special. Our seniors, their families, friends, community members, and everyone came together to make this event the big hit that it was.

Here's to many more years of celebrating the legacy of our seniors! Until next year!

To see the full photo album, please visit our Facebook album here.

Serving the Community


Good Morning Corona with Mayor Tony Daddario

Supervisor Spiegel had the privilege of attending the "Good Morning Corona" event, where special guest Corona Mayor Tony Daddario graciously shared legislative updates and tantalizing previews of future projects in Corona. Read more...


Flood Control Tour


Tour of the Flood Control 'Line H Project' in Lakeland Village

Supervisor Spiegel had the opportunity to tour a substantial infrastructure project currently underway in our community: the Flood Control "Line H Project" in Lakeland Village. Read more...


Healthy Jurupa Valley's 10th Anniversary Celebration


District Two Team Attends Healthy Jurupa Valley's 10th Anniversary Celebration

Our District Two Team enjoyed attending Healthy Jurupa Valley's 10th Anniversary Celebration. Each action team reviewed their favorite projects and accomplishments over the past ten years during the festivity. Read more...


May Jurupa Valley Prosper


District Two at May Jurupa Valley Prosper Event

The District Two Team was lucky enough to attend Healthy Jurupa Valley's "May Jurupa Valley Prosper" event at their Reach Out site. Read more...


National EMS Memorial


District Two Attends National EMS Memorial

Our District Two team observed the National EMS Memorial in Riverside. This memorial service was established 30+ years ago to recognize EMS and air medical providers who died in the line of duty. Read more...


Woodcrest Town Hall Meeting


District Two Hosts Woodcrest Town Hall Meeting

Our District Two Team had the honor of hosting the Woodcrest Town Hall, a meaningful forum that brought together community members and several key department heads and representatives. Read more...




District Two Hosts Monthly Temescal Valley Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) Meeting

Our District Two team hosted the monthly Temescal Valley Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meeting at the beautiful Terrace Club at Terramor. Read more...


LEVCC Morning Mixer


District Two at the Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber of Commerce Morning Mixer

Our staff attended the Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber of Commerce (LEVCC) Morning Mixer last week, where they heard from Mayor Natasha Johnson and community business members. Read more...

LAC Meeting


District Two Staff Joins Corona Chamber at the Legislative Action Committee Meeting

Our District Two Staff joined other Corona Chamber members at the Legislative Action Committee Meeting last week. Members heard legislative updates and issues that concerned the business community. Read more...


Reach Out NICC


District Two at Reach Out's National Innovative Communities Conference

Our District Two staff had an inspiring time at Reach Out's National Innovative Communities Conference (NICC) last week. Read more...


Crumbl Cookie Opening


District Two Welcomes Crumbl Cookies in Corona

District Two had a 'crumbl'ingly good time at the grand opening of the highly anticipated Crumbl Cookies in Corona. Read more...


Eagle Scouts


District Two at Time-Honored Boy Scouts Eagle Court of Honor Event in Norco

Our District Two staff had the privilege to attend the time-honored Boy Scouts Eagle Court of Honor event in Norco. In the Scouting journey, attaining the rank of an Eagle Scout represents the culmination of years of dedication, service, and leadership. Read more...


Student Awards


Luiseno Elementary School Awards

Our District Two staff attended Luiseno Elementary School, part of the Lake Elsinore Unified School District, for two different awards ceremonies honoring the 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade classes. Read more...




Board of Supervisors Recognizes 2022-2023 Youth Advisory Council

Our Second District Youth Advisory Commissioner, Angie Cortez Ramos, was recognized and honored at the Board of Supervisors meeting earlier this week. Read more...


Advanced Auto Parts Corona


District Two Staff Attends Grand Opening for Advance Auto Parts, Corona

Our office was delighted to join the Corona Chamber for the Advance Auto Parts grand opening at 581 N. Main St., celebrating this exciting addition to our community. Read more...


Supervisor Spiegel at the Prado Dam Ribbon Cutting


Supervisor Spiegel Celebrates Prado Dam Restoration

Supervisor Spiegel was honored to attend the historic Prado Dam Ribbon Cutting Ceremony alongside a host of distinguished dignitaries. Their collective attendance indeed underlined the immense importance of this project. Read more...


Plaque Presented to Jurupa Valley


Commemorative Plaque in Honor of Deputy Cordero Presented to City of Jurupa Valley

Supervisor Spiegel was honored to stand alongside Deputy Cordero's courageous father as they presented a commemorative plaque in recognition of his son to the City of Jurupa Valley during the June 1st Council Meeting. Read more...


Harrison Shelter


Supervisor Spiegel Welcomes Corona Harrison Shelter/Navigation Center at Grand Opening Ceremony

Supervisor Spiegel was thrilled to attend the grand opening of the Corona Harrison Shelter/Navigation Center. Read more...


RivCo Women's Conference


Supervisor Spiegel Joins Riverside County Law Enforcement Women's Conference

Supervisor Spiegel joined the dedicated women serving in law enforcement and had the honor of attending the Riverside County Law Enforcement Women's Conference. Read more...


YAC Awards


Supervisor Spiegel Joins 2022-2023 Youth Advisory Council at Final Meeting

Supervisor Spiegel was pleased to join the Youth Advisory Council for their final Youth Commission meeting for the 2022-2023 council year. Read more...


Non-Profit SpotlighLeaps and Bounds

Leaps & Bounds Pediatric Therapy

Leaps & Bounds Pediatric Therapy was founded in June 2010 by Cassandra Sanders-Holly PT, DPT, PCS. Cassandra had spent 6 years of her career as a physical therapist in a pediatric setting in Orange County and educating doctor of physical therapy students at the University of Southern California.  She returned home to Norco and noticed a severe lack of specialty pediatric medical services in the area, leaving most families to have to drive over an hour for quality pediatric therapy services, often multiple times per week.

As a horsewoman since childhood, she was excited to learn that research evidence is highly supportive of hippotherapy – the use of the horse, in helping children with neuromuscular dysfunction gain postural strength and improved motor skills. As a leader and educator in the field, research evidence is of the utmost importance, and what better place to offer this special therapy than Horsetown USA. She knew it needed to be done!

Leaps & Bounds started with Dr. Sanders-Holly in a small office, in an office of offices helping just 4 patients in the first 6 months. With Dr. Sanders-Holly’s leadership, over the past several years, Leaps & Bounds has grown to a team of the most dedicated and talented therapists in the industry who now collectively serve over 1000 patients per week. Learn more...



CalKIDS: The First Step Toward College

The State of California is proud to announce the launch of the California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program (CalKIDS). CalKIDS gives children in California a jump start on saving for college or career training. Learn more...


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First 5 Riverside County

First 5 Riverside County, the Riverside County Children & Families Commission, is a department of the County of Riverside that invests in partnerships that promote, support and enhance the health and early development of children, prenatal through age 5, their families and communities. Learn more...


First Five Graphic
First 5 Swim flyer


Riverside County Department of Public Social Services

With over 4,000 employees, the Department of Public Social Services supports working class individuals and families who are struggling with low income. The department offers access to health care coverage, temporary financial assistance, employment programs and training, and services that protect children and adults from abuse and neglect. Learn more...




Riverside County Department of Animal Services

The Department of Animal Services promotes an environment of responsible pet ownership through progressive animal welfare initiatives, community outreach, and humane education in a culture of compassion, creativity, and integrity. Learn more...


Animal Services


Riverside County Department of Animal Services Love Lost Program

Riverside County Department of Animal Services recently partnered with Petco Love Lost whose patented image-recognition technology will match your pet’s profile to pets from nearly every animal shelter in the Los Angeles and Riverside County area, including privately reported lost and found pets, and even lost pets posted on social media. Learn more...



Riverside County Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation provides the constituents of Riverside County with increasingly more courteous, efficient, and cost effective services dedicated to improving the quality of life and orderly economic development by the provision and management of a safe, efficient and convenient transportation system, enhancing the mobility of people, goods and services within the integrated Agency activities. Learn more...




Riverside County Department of Building & Safety

The Department of Building and Safety provides the citizens of Riverside County with courteous, efficient, and cost-effective services. The Department aims to improve the quality of life and orderly economic development by providing and managing plans review, permit issuance, and building inspections within the integrated Transportation and Land Management Agency activities. Learn more...


Building and Safety

Riverside County THRIVE Program’s Global Trade Series

Join the Riverside County Office of Economic Development for this four-session series and learn about the resources required to expand to new markets, collect and interpret data to choose new markets, design an effective international sales strategy, and establish a global supply chain. This program assists Riverside County-based manufacturers with their global expansion strategy. After the program, eligible participants may apply for a County of Riverside grant of $5000. Learn more...

Thrive Program

Nonprofit Assistance

Volunteers Needed


NOW RECRUITING: Boards, Committees & Commissions

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

Now accepting applications for:

  • Behavioral Health Commission
  • Woodcrest Municipal Advisory Council
  • Advisory Council on Aging
  • Children and Families Advisory Committee

For more information, please visit

Now Recruiting: Boards, Committees & Commissions


NOW RECRUITING: Riverside County Youth Commission

Requirements to join:

  • Attend a high school within Riverside County
  • Be able to attend bi-weekly meetings and service events
  • Eager to make changes in your community

For more information, please visit


Upcoming Meetings Banner

Board of Supervisors Meetings:

  • July 4 - HOLIDAY, No meeting
  • July 11 - 9:30 a.m. at 4080 Lemon St., 1st Floor,, Riverside, CA 92501
  • July 18 - 9:30 a.m. at 4080 Lemon St., 1st Floor,, Riverside, CA 92501
  • July 25 - 9:30 a.m. at 4080 Lemon St., 1st Floor,, Riverside, CA 92501

Municipal/Community Advisory Council Meetings:

  • Temescal Valley MAC - July 12 at 6:30 p.m. at The Clubhouse, Horsethief Canyon Ranch
    13289 Mountain Rd. Temescal Valley, CA 92883. Learn more...
  • Woodcrest MAC - July 13 at 6:00 p.m. at Woodcrest Library 16625 Krameria Ave, Riverside, CA 92504. Learn more...
  • Lakeland Village CAC - No meeting

Independence Day Events3rd of july

Party in the Park

Lake Elsinore 4th

Corona 4th of July Celebration

Fourth of July Norco

Community Events BannerConcert for Heroes

Lake ELsinore Flyer
Movies in the Park

IHSS Event

Skate Through Summer

Senior Family Day

JV Chamber Installation

Senior Splash

Summer Camp

ARISE Bowling


National Night Out

Significant dates this month
  • Independence Day - July 4
  • National Parents’ Day - July 23
  • Pretrial, Probation, Parole & Community Supervision Week - July17-23
  • National Park and Recreation Month

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