Spiegel Spotlight: News for District 2 - August

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Supervisor Karen Spiegel

Dear Friends and Second District Residents,

I hope this message finds you well, basking in the remaining golden rays of the summer sun. As we wave goodbye to July and welcome the month of August, I'm excited to bring you our latest edition of the newsletter, filled to the brim with essential updates, inspiring stories, and opportunities for engagement.

It's a well-known fact that August is a time of transition. For many of us, the month signifies the end of summer vacations and the beginning of a fresh academic year. As we head back to school, remember that every beginning is a new opportunity to learn and grow.

Mark your calendar for National Night Out on August 1. This annual event is more than just a community gathering—it's a statement about the unity and resilience of our neighborhoods against crime and social issues. Through celebrating National Night Out, we strengthen the bonds between community members and local law enforcement, fostering a safe and supportive environment for all. Below you will find times and locations for National Night Out events in the Second District.

August is also recognized as Child Support Awareness Month, a time to focus on providing the emotional, financial, and medical support every child needs. We've outlined the county's resources below for families navigating through child support issues and how our county can help those in need.

Furthermore, National Senior Citizen Day, celebrated on August 21, is another occasion close to our hearts. It's a day to honor our senior population's wisdom, achievements, and contributions. We've included a spotlight story of one of our community's senior citizens recognized at our Senior Legacy Awards in June. Each month, we will continue to spotlight the award winners in hopes that their story inspires everyone to extend a helping hand and make every day a senior citizen day.

On a more solemn note, August brings important days of commemoration and awareness. Since 1971, Women's Equity Day has been celebrated annually on August 26. The celebration falls on the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, also known as the Women's suffrage amendment, which granted women the right to vote. This month, I encourage you to delve deeper into the significance of this day and discuss with friends and family how we can contribute to the cause.

August is a month of reflection, celebration, and renewed focus on critical societal issues. So, let's come together and make the most out of it! Dive into this newsletter and get involved in the myriad of opportunities.

Until our next update, stay safe and healthy!


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Things you should know

ARPA Funding – Temescal Canyon Road Widening Update

On July 11th, Supervisor Spiegel approved the allocation of $4.3 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds towards the design and environmental phases of the extensive road widening initiative for Temescal Canyon Road. The allocation will help move the project along faster than anticipated through these stages. Despite the remaining funding deficits, Supervisor Spiegel continues to exhibit unyielding commitment in her endeavors to secure the requisite financial resources to bring this project to its final construction phase.

ARPA Funding – Harrison Hope Center

Supervisor Spiegel and the Board of Supervisors successfully allocated $1.4 million in grant funding from the Housing & Homelessness Incentive Program (HHIP) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for the Harrison HOPE Center in Corona. The secured funding illustrates a significant milestone in bolstering resources aimed at addressing homelessness, promising enhanced operations and services for the Harrison HOPE Center. Despite the challenges accompanying acquiring funding, the organization remains steadfast in its mission to mitigate homelessness, continuously pursuing additional resources to serve the community better. Learn more...

Fire Safety and Updates

Fire preparedness is a vital aspect of home safety. It involves taking proactive measures to prevent fires, ensuring that home occupants are aware of what to do in case of a fire, and setting up systems to limit fire damage. This includes installing and maintaining smoke detectors, having accessible fire extinguishers, and creating a clear fire escape plan. Educating family members on the principles of fire safety, such as "stop, drop, and roll" and not using water on grease fires, is also essential. Lastly, ensuring your house number is visible can speed up emergency response time. For updates on fire incidents within Riverside County, please visit For a more comprehensive guide on fire preparation, please visit provided by the United States Fire Administration.

Animals Throughout District Two Receive Pet Services Through Mobile Pet Bus Clinics

Through funding for Riverside County Department of Animal Services’ mobile clinic bus program, almost 300 animals received veterinary services at no cost to their owners. At these clinic events, constituents were able to sign up for appointments to get their pets spayed or neutered, dewormed, microchipped, vaccinated, and more. With the success of these mobile clinics and their ability to serve hundreds of animals throughout the county in only several months, Supervisor Spiegel has decided to allocate more funding to continue the program to the next fiscal year. If you want to take advantage of these services, please watch for information about upcoming clinic dates in our monthly newslettersocial media channels, and the District Two website event page.


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Serving the Community
Eastvale Chamber


Supervisor Spiegel Inducts Newest Eastvale Chamber of Commerce Members at Installation Dinner

Supervisor Spiegel had the opportunity and pleasure to join the Eastvale Chamber of Commerce to install the Board of Directors for 2023, where she inducted its newest members. Read more...


Woodcrest Library


The Second District Team Reads to Children at Woodcrest Library

The Second District team had a fun storytime session for the children of Woodcrest at the Woodcrest Library. Read more...




Supervisor Spiegel Attends the National Association of Counties Annual Conference

Supervisor Spiegel was pleased to join her colleagues at the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference. Read more...


City of Eastvale


Supervisor Spiegel Attends the Eastvale City Council Meeting

Supervisor Spiegel was privileged to attend the Eastvale City Council meeting this week, where she spoke about the upcoming Women's Leadership Conference in September. Read more...


Freeway Insurance Opening


District Two Welcomes Freeway Insurance to Lake Elsinore

Our District Two staff joined the Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber in welcoming Freeway Insurance to the City of Lake Elsinore. Read more...


Corona City Council


Supervisor Spiegel at Corona City Council Meeting

Supervisor Spiegel was pleased to attend the recent Corona City Council meeting, where she had the opportunity to share insights on the upcoming Riverside County Women's Conference and meet a fabulous citizen honored by the Corona Police Department who assisted with a carjacking. Read more...


Canyon Lake City Council Meeting


Supervisor Spiegel at the Canyon Lake City Council Meeting

Supervisor Spiegel enjoyed attending Canyon Lake's City Council meeting, where she shared a moment with the Canyon Lake Quilters Club members. Read more...


Jurupa Valley Chamber of Commerce Installation and Community Awards Dinner


Jurupa Valley Chamber of Commerce Installation and Community Awards Dinner

Supervisor Spiegel had the pleasure of attending the Jurupa Valley Chamber of Commerce Installation and Community Awards dinner. Read more...


Women Veterans


District Two at Monthly Riverside County Veterans Advisory Committee's Legislative Breakfast

Our District Two Team was honored to attend the Riverside County Veterans Advisory Committee's Legislative Breakfast. Read more...


Woodcrest Municipal Advisory Council Meeting


Monthly Woodcrest Municipal Advisory Council Meeting

Our staff held the Woodcrest Municipal Advisory Council meeting last week, where community members heard updates from county departments and guest speakers—Planning Director John Hildebrand from the Planning Department and Jeremy Goldman from Southern California Edison. Read more...


Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber of Commerce Morning Mixer


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

District Two was pleased to attend the Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber Morning Mixer, where we heard from local businesses and community members. Read more...


Skate Thru Summer Event


District Two Team Joins Healthy Jurupa Valley at Skate Thru Summer Event

Our office joined the Healthy Jurupa Valley Safety & Readiness Action Team as they promoted safety within the Jurupa Valley community at their Skate Thru Summer event. Read more...


Corona-Norco Family YMCA


District Two Team Welcomes the Newest Center of the Corona-Norco Family YMCA

The District Two team was delighted to observe the Corona-Norco Family YMCA dedication of their Child Development Center at the Peace Lutheran Church in Corona. Read more...


Staff Pecan Pie Day


National Pecan Pie Day Celebration with Supervisor Spiegel and District Two Staff

It was a delightfully sweet day at the District Two office as we marked July 12, National Pecan Pie Day, in style. Read more...


Grand Opening: Infinity Medical Care


District Two Welcomes Infinity Medical Care to Corona

Our District Two team welcomed Infinity Medical Care to Corona at their Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Read more...


Prestigious Presidential Award


Supervisor Spiegel Awarded Prestigious U.S. Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

Supervisor Spiegel was awarded the prestigious U.S. Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award thanks to a recognition from the Soroptimist International of Corona team. Read more...


Veterans BBQ event


Supervisor Spiegel at Veterans BBQ Event

Supervisor Spiegel attended a Veterans BBQ event organized by the phenomenal team of Blue Star Mothers, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 742, Veterans Honoring Veterans, Vet Connect, and Corona Elks Lodge No. 2045. Read more...


Blind Support Services


Supervisor Spiegel at Blind Support Services 25th Anniversary Event

Supervisor Spiegel was honored to have attended the 25th Anniversary event of the Blind Support Services. Read more...


Corona Rotary Club Event


Supervisor Karen Spiegel Attends Corona Rotary Club Event Honoring President Dean Seif

Supervisor Spiegel was pleased to stand among the Corona Rotary Club community, where she was proud to serve as a guest speaker at their event honoring their President, Dean Seif. Read more...


Non-Profit SpotlighPeppermint Ridge

Peppermint Ridge

Since 1959, Peppermint Ridge has provided quality care to its residents so they can reach their full potential. They serve almost 100 residents in 12 homes throughout Corona. They continue to learn how to best support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Peppermint Ridge's mission is to provide loving homes and empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The nonprofit operates a variety of living environments to meet the needs of residents in its care.

Residents are loved and cared. From sharing a smile to learning a new skill, each day is filled with opportunities that enable adults with developmental disabilities to achieve their most significant potential. Learn more...

Senior SpotlightJannlee Watson

Jannlee Watson – Temescal Valley – County of Riverside

Jannlee Watson was born in San Diego in April 1944. She knew from an early age that she wanted to be a journalist. She loved to write, and reporting the daily news seemed to be a noble profession. Jannlee found employment with a chain of weekly newspapers and, for the next 41 years, was employed as the Executive Director of a Chamber of Commerce, served as President of a Soroptimist International Club, volunteered as a reserve police officer, and donated five gallons of blood.

Jannlee and her husband, John, relocated to Temescal Valley from the Long Beach area, where they purchased their home in 1994. She spent the last 20 years of her career with Freedom Communications and retired in 2009 as the Breaking News Editor for the Orange County Register.

Jannlee became involved in her Homeowner's Association, served as president, and attended Temescal Valley Municipal Advisory Council meetings. In 2014, she worked to create the We Are Temescal Valley Citizens Group to strengthen the identity of the beautiful Temescal Valley community. Through a website, a newsletter, and a social media page with 13,000 followers, Jannlee provides a platform of "need to know" information for those who love Temescal Valley as much as she does. She is also a member of the Temescal Heritage Foundation Board of Directors, which records Temescal's history and sponsors the annual community fair.

Jannlee also organized the events for the year-long Temescal Valley Bicentennial Celebration in 2018. The Foundation also provides scholarships to graduating seniors at three area high schools in memory of Daniel Hawkins, Drake Ruiz, and Jacob Ivascu, the three young men slain in a road rage tragedy in Temescal Valley in 2020.



Riverside County Department of Child Support Services

The Riverside County Department of Child Support Services works with parents and guardians to ensure children and families receive court-ordered financial and medical support. Services include: locating, establishing parentage; establishing, modifying and enforcing a court order for child support; and establishing, modifying and enforcing an order for health coverage. Learn more...


Child Support Services


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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Riverside Transit Agency

The Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) is the Consolidated Transportation Service Agency for western Riverside County and is responsible for coordinating transit services throughout the approximate 2,500 square mile service area, providing driver training, assistance with grant applications and development of Short Range Transit Plans (SRTPs). Learn more...


RTA 25 Cent Rides


Riverside County Office of Economic Development

The Riverside County Office of Economic Development (RivCoED) department has been established to provide the highest level of service to our customers, businesses, patrons and residents. RivCoED is committed to foster economic vitality, to preserve and enhance neighborhoods, to improve the quality of life and to promote learning for all residents of Riverside County. Learn more...


Economic Development
Surviving to Thriving


Nonprofit Assistance

Veterans Resource Fair

Women's Leadership Conference

The Second District is providing a limited number of FREE tickets to the Riverside County Women's Leadership Conference on a first-come, first-serve basis. If interested, please contact Amber Smalley at

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
  • Children and Families Advisory Committee

For more information, please visit

Now Recruiting: Boards, Committees & Commissions

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Board of Supervisors Meetings:

  • August 1 - 9:30 a.m. at 4080 Lemon St., 1st Floor, Riverside, CA 92501
  • August 8 - NO MEETING
  • August 15 - NO MEETING
  • August 22 - NO MEETING
  • August 29 - 9:30 a.m. at 4080 Lemon St., 1st Floor, Riverside, CA 92501

Municipal/Community Advisory Council Meetings:

  • Temescal Valley MAC - August 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Trilogy, Lake Center Building, Tahoe Room 24477 Trilogy Parkway, Temescal Valley, CA 92883. Learn more...
  • Woodcrest MAC - No meeting. Learn more...
  • Lakeland Village CAC - Townhall Meeting, August 23 at 6:00 p.m. at Lakeland Village Community Center, 16275 Grand Ave., Lake Elsinore CA 92530. Learn more...
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National Night Out Corona

National Night Out

Community Events BannerHealthy Jurupa Valley

August S.T.E.A.M.

Street Festival

Hometown Country Music Fest

JV Chamber Event


ARISE Ice Cream

Wellness fair

Youth Empower and Protect

Bowling Night

"Murder at the Woman's Club" Mystery Dinner

JV Job Fair

City of Corona State of the City

Lake Elsinore Car Show

Norco Fair

Significant dates this month
Hello August
  • Women’s Equality Day - August 26
  • National Senior Citizen Day - August 21
  • National Health Center Week - August 6-12
  • Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
  • Child Support Awareness Month
  • National Breastfeeding Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Psoriasis Awareness Month

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