Spiegel Spotlight: News for District 2 - September

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Supervisor Karen Spiegel

Dear Friends and Second District Residents,

With the gentle wane of summer and the golden embrace of fall at our doorstep, September greets us with not just a change in season but also a myriad of events, observances, and causes to focus on. 

First and foremost, our Riverside County community is reeling from the tragic loss of three of its bravest – Assistant Chief Josh Bischof, Fire Captain Tim Rodriguez, and Pilot Tony Sousa. These remarkable men exemplified dedication, courage, and selflessness in their unwavering commitment to safeguarding our homes and lives. The unfortunate collision between two helicopters while battling a brush fire was an unforeseen catastrophe that underscores the inherent dangers our firefighters and support teams face every day. We mourn the untimely passing of these heroes and extend our deepest sympathies to their families. Their legacy will forever be etched in Riverside County's history, reminding us of the sacrifices made by those who run toward danger to keep us safe. 

Labor Day beckons on Monday, September 4. It's a day to honor and celebrate the workers who form the backbone of our nation. Every profession plays its part in shaping our community, and this day is a humble nod to that collective effort. I also remind you all that the Riverside County offices will be closed for Labor Day and will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, September 5. 

In 1978, President Jimmy Carter declared the first Sunday after Labor Day to be National Grandparents Day. This year, it falls on September 10. Grandparents Day celebrates and honors the important role grandparents play across generations. The official proclamation of Grandparents Day states that the holiday is used "to honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children, and to help children become aware of the strength, information, and guidance older people can offer." 

Patriot Day holiday is observed in the United States on September 11 to commemorate the lives of those who died in the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Virginia, and those who perished when the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania. Two thousand nine hundred seventy-seven innocent victims - the single largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil. Four hundred forty-one first responders who risked their own lives to save others. This is the most significant loss of emergency responders in a single day in American history. Remembering those who died and the families of those who lost a loved one must be remembered. Please see some of the events to commemorate 9/11 in this issue. 

September also ushers in the somber yet important National Suicide Prevention Week on September 10-16. This week is a time to shine a spotlight on mental health, extend our hands and ears to those in need, and remind ourselves and others that help is always available. Constituents of the Second District and Riverside County are reminded to seek help from our Riverside County mental health services at our Riverside University Health System Behavioral Health department. For more information, visit

Amidst these observances, we dive into history with Constitution Week and the Daughters of the American Revolution Week on September 17-23, reminding us of our nation's foundation and the principles upon which it stands. 

On the cultural front, the Jewish community brings Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, September 15-17, and Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement, September 24-25. These days are not just of religious significance but are also reminders of reflection, new beginnings, and the power of forgiveness. 

For our dear little ones, Baby Safety Month focuses on safeguarding them from potential risks, ensuring they grow up in a secure and nurturing environment. First 5 Riverside County is an excellent opportunity for Second District constituents to utilize the many resources and programs this department offers to children ages 0-5. For more information, please visit their website at

National Disaster Preparedness Month comes to us after the recent fires and tropical storms and reminds us of the unpredictability of nature in our world. It's a call to be prepared, stay safe, and support each other during challenging times. To better prepare yourself and your family, the County of Riverside Emergency Management Department offers services like Alert RivCo, information on creating an emergency plan, and preparedness kits. Visit their website at for more details. 

September wears two more significant ribbons - teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness and gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness. As we recognize the strength of those battling these conditions and remember the ones we've lost, it's also a period to educate ourselves and advocate for research and support.  

Each day, week, and month of observance this September beckons us to be more attentive, compassionate, and proactive. Let's walk through it hand in hand, illuminating the paths of understanding, action, and unity. 


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Things you should know

Unincorporated Communities Initiative – Solar Powered Radar Speed Feedback Sign, Temescal Valley

To enhance traffic safety in the Temescal Valley area, the Second District strategically allocated funds from the Unincorporated Communities Initiative to purchase and install two Solar Powered Radar Speed Feedback Signs along Trilogy Parkway. These innovative signs are not merely standard road signs; they act as a pivotal Traffic Engineering Tool, delivering real-time feedback to drivers about their current speed. Motorists often might not be aware that they are exceeding the speed limit, and this instant feedback acts as a gentle reminder. The selection of the two installation locations on Trilogy Parkway was not random. Based on a comprehensive analysis of the field conditions and valuable input from the Temescal Valley Community, it was ascertained that these spots would be optimal in capturing the attention of most motorists, thus maximizing the potential for improved safety. As Trilogy Parkway continues to experience a surge in traffic volumes, maintaining appropriate speeds cannot be understated, especially given its proximity to a bustling residential community. Through initiatives like this, the Second District is actively working towards ensuring the well-being of its residents and all who travel through its roads.

New Director of the Department of Veterans’ Services – Starting September 5

Riverside County announced the appointment of Gregory Coffos as the new Director of the Department of Veterans' Services. Gregory comes to the department with five years of executive management experience administering housing and Veterans' programs. He holds a dual master's in business administration and organizational leadership. Gregory brings eight years of being progressively responsible for managing Veterans' federal and state eligibility programs. He has advocated locally and nationally to support and expand Veterans' services. As a military veteran, Gregory understands veterans' unique challenges and the importance of providing them with a comprehensive array of services administered with respect and compassion. He has an unwavering commitment to collaborating and building relationships to meet programmatic goals. In addition, Gregory has a proven ability to enhance operations through process improvement measures coupled with a deep commitment to support the needs of the Veterans in our communities. His start date is Tuesday, September 5th.

Riverside County Women’s Leadership Conference – Coming September 14

The 12th Annual Riverside County Women's Leadership Conference is a transformative event founded by Supervisor Spiegel. Over the years, this enlightening half-day conference has become a beacon of inspiration, motivating women from all walks of life. This year's lineup boasts an array of phenomenal speakers geared up to educate, inspire, and generally brighten your day. While the event centers on women's leadership, men are also welcome to attend and gain invaluable insights. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to engage with a community that aims to uplift and empower. Register for your spot today!

Santa Ana River Conservancy (SARCON) Program

Representing the Santa Ana River Conservancy program, Supervisor Spiegel, with members of the local advisory group, went to Sacramento advocating for the inclusion of the SARCON program in a natural resources bond. Several meetings with our regional Legislative members and staff were conducted. The Santa Ana River Conservancy Program addresses the Santa Ana River region's resource and recreational goals, including open space, trails, wildlife habitat, agricultural land protection, water quality protection, educational use, and public access. The number of agencies and organizations interested in the Santa Ana River makes collaboration and cooperation an absolute necessity. The Santa Ana River Conservancy Program works closely with the region's counties, cities, other federal, state, and local agencies, and non-profits to promote and sustain collaboration around opportunities relating to the River. Project needs include establishing urban parks such as Riverview in Santa Ana, building the remaining sections of the Santa Ana River Trail, ecological restoration of the riverbed, and groundwater recharge.

Serving the Community
Manifested Lab


District Two Welcomes Manifested Lab to Corona

Our District Two Team enjoyed attending the Grand Opening Ceremony for Manifested Lab! Located at 2790 Cabot Dr. #115, this family-owned and operated gem is now officially open for business! Read more...


Happiest Ours Wine & Spirits


Second District Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary of Happiest Ours Wine & Spirits

The Second District team was thrilled to join the 1st-anniversary celebrations of Happiest Ours Wine & Spirits at 490 N Main St., Suite 103, Corona, CA 92878. Thank you, Corona Chamber of Commerce, for extending our invitation. Your commitment to nurturing local businesses is deeply appreciated. Read more...


Coder School in Corona


District Two Welcomes the Coder School to Corona

Our District Two team, alongside the Corona Chamber of Commerce, celebrated the Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the #1 after-school coding program in Silicon Valley - The Coder School now available in Corona. Read more...


Lakeland Village Town Hall Meeting


Annual Lakeland Village Town Hall Meeting

Our District Two Team was honored to host the Lakeland Village Town Hall Meeting, a meaningful forum that brought together community members and several key department heads and representatives. Read more...


Limonite Gap Closure


The City of Eastvale Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Limonite Gap Closure Project

The City of Eastvale welcomed Supervisor Spiegel to a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Limonite Gap Closure Project. This day holds significance not just for the residents of Eastvale but also for neighboring cities and partnering agencies within the county. Read more...


Saturday at the Park


Second District Team Joins Rancho Jurupa Regional Park During Saturday at the Park Event

Our District Two Team had a wonderful time at Rancho Jurupa Regional Park. We were able to join the festivities and engage with the community at the Saturday at the Park event. Read more...


ULS Allcare Health Services, Inc.


District Two Welcomes ULS Allcare Health Services, Inc. to Corona

Our District Two team celebrated the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for ULS Allcare Health Services, Inc. with the Corona Chamber of Commerce. A heartfelt welcome to our newest community member! Read more...


Good Morning Corona


Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco at Good Morning Corona

Supervisor Spiegel was pleased to attend Good Morning Corona, hosted by the Corona Chamber of Commerce, where she heard the annual update provided by Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco. Read more...


Annual Blue Ribbon Breakfast


Inland Empire Blue Belles Hosts the Annual Blue Ribbon Breakfast

Our team was honored to attend the Annual Blue Ribbon Breakfast hosted by the Inland Empire Blue Belles last month. This event highlights the dedication and hard work of our brave Officers and Deputies, honoring the 2022 Officers and Deputies of the Year from the Inland Empire. Read more...


Michi Tacos


The Second District Joins Michi Tacos Third Anniversary in Lake Elsinore

The Second District Team was thrilled to join in the festivities at the Michi Tacos 3rd Anniversary Ribbon Cutting event. Three years of serving the Lake Elsinore community and going strong! Read more...


Norco Area Chamber Breakfast


District Two Attends Norco Chamber Event

Our team had the privilege of joining the Norco Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center at their Breakfast Roundtable, where attendees received an update from Andrew Crawford of Compliance Specialists on the crucial topic of data security. Read more...


Settlement House Shopping Spree


Corona-Norco Settlement House Annual Shopping Spree for Children

Supervisor Spiegel joined the Corona-Norco Settlement House Annual Shopping Spree to assist children in buying clothes for school. Read more...


Corona State of the City


Corona's Annual State of the City

Supervisor Spiegel had a blast at the Corona State of the City event. Said Supervisor Spiegel, "It's my honor to represent our community and to be a part of such a momentous occasion." Read more...


Veteran's Advisory Committee at the Monthly Legislative Breakfast


Supervisor Spiegel Joins the Veteran's Advisory Committee at the Monthly Legislative Breakfast

The Veteran's Advisory Committee hosts their monthly Legislative Breakfast where Supervisor Spiegel was seated amongst dedicated veterans and public servants. Read more...


Touchless Cover of Southern California


Touchless Cover of Southern California Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Second District Team joined by the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce welcomed the newest addition to Canyon Lake, Touchless Cover of Southern California. Read more...


TV MAC Meeting August


Temescal Valley Municipal Advisory Council's Monthly Meeting

Our staff hosted the monthly Temescal Valley Municipal Advisory Council meeting, where community members heard informative updates from several county departments. Read more...


Jurupa Valley Chamber Meeting


District Two at the Monthly Jurupa Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Networking Meeting

The Second District Team was honored to be invited to the Jurupa Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Networking meeting, where we received updates from local businesses. We are always pleased to hear from our community of business owners and representatives. Read more...


Lake Elsinore Chamber Mixer


The Second District Team at the Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber of Commerce Monthly Morning Mixer

The Second District Team was also honored to be invited to join the Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber of Commerce (LEVCC) Morning Mixer where we received the latest information on the business community of Lake Elsinore. Read more...


Ben Clark Training Center


Supervisor Spiegel Tours Ben Clark Training Center Tour

Supervisor Spiegel joined Lead Congressman Darrell Issa for a tour of the Ben Clark Training Center, where they were introduced to a myriad of training programs the center offers, fostering growth and opportunity for our local law enforcement. Read more...


Meals on Wheels Deliveries


Supervisor Spiegel and Riverside Meals on Wheels Delivers Food to Norco and Corona

Supervisor Spiegel and Executive Director of Riverside Meals on Wheels, Alex Arana, delivered meals to senior residents in Norco and Corona. Read more...


Off-Grid RV


The Second District Team Joins Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber at Grand Opening on Off-Grid RV

The Second District Team had the pleasure of joining the Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber at the Grand Opening of Off-Grid RV! Read more...


Habitat for Humanity


Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley Home Dedication Event

Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley, Supervisor Spiegel helped fill a much deserving family with hope and joy at the Home Dedication Event. Read more...


Back to School Bash


Supervisor Spiegel at the Lake Elsinore Dream Center's Back to School Bash at City Park

Supervisor Spiegel had a wonderful time at the Lake Elsinore Dream Center's Back to School Bash at City Park, where hundreds of students and their families lined up to receive complimentary backpacks, shoes, books, and more. Read more...


Healing Hands


The Second District Welcomes Healing Hands by Leanna to Canyon Lake

Our staff had the honor of joining the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce at the Grand Opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of Healing Hands by Leanna! Read more...


YAC Annual Retreat


Supervisor Spiegel Joins the Fun at the Youth Advisory Council Annual Retreat

Supervisor Spiegel spoke at the annual Youth Advisory Council (YAC) retreat, welcoming the passionate and driven new members to inspire, engage, and prepare for the upcoming school year.  Read more...


SoCal Gas Donation


SoCal Gas's Generous Donation to the Family Service Association of Riverside County

Supervisor Spiegel had the privilege of witnessing SoCal Gas's generous presentation of a $150,000 donation to the Family Service Association (FSA) at the Eddie Dee Smith Senior Center. Read more...


Norco Chamber Networking Meeting


District Two at the Norco Chamber of Commerce Networking Meeting

Our District Two team had a great time at the Norco Chamber of Commerce Networking meeting where over 20 business representatives met to collaborate and network based on the community's needs. Read more...


Healthy Jurupa Valley Meeting


Healthy Jurupa Valley Monthly Meeting Hosted by Reach Out

The Healthy Jurupa Valley monthly meeting hosted by Reach Out was a great success! This meeting consisted of an Action Team Report Out from the Arts & Recreation team, the Gardens & Markets team, the Safety & Readiness team, and the Community Prosperity team. Read more...


Riverside Community Hospital


Riverside Community Hospital CEO Adam Rudd Gives Tour of Facilities to Supervisor Spiegel

Riverside Community Hospital's CEO, Adam Rudd welcomed Supervisor Spiegel with a tour of the newly expanded facilities of the hospital, specifically the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Emergency Room (ER) departments. Read more...


District Two Enjoys National Night Out 2023

Supervisor Spiegel and the District Two team enjoyed attending the National Night Out events held in our vibrant communities of Canyon Lake, Lake Elsinore, Corona, Norco, Eastvale, and Jurupa Valley. Read more...


Non-Profit SpotlighCorona Norco YMCA

Corona-Norco Family YMCA

Since 1974, the Corona-Norco Family YMCA has established itself as a non-profit community-based organization that offers opportunities for members of all ages to promote a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Corona-Norco Family YMCA is home to a warm and welcoming staff that sees it as their mission to encourage members to make a difference in their lives.

No matter your age, income, or faith, Corona-Norco Family YMCA provides programs that nurture the potential of each member. Its wellness programs and charitable opportunities allow members to give back to the community. Learn more...

Senior SpotlightJoyce Hohenadl

Joyce Hohenadl – City of Lake Elsinore

Joyce has been an active member and officer in the numerous organizations listed below and has contributed hundreds of hours annually to these organizations since she moved to this region. Five Historic buildings have been identified and preserved in Lake Elsinore due to her research and advocacy. Joyce has chaired and served on the boards of the organizations she represented. She assisted in the development of the events and the programs provided by each organization and often took the lead in promoting the growth of these organizations. Her ability to work toward the best interests of everyone involved has brought her respect among the organizations she serves and the individuals with whom she collaborates. Her work in preserving our past has been a model for others to emulate.

Joyce Hohenadl has been a member of the Riverside County Historical Commission since 2006 and has served as both Chair and Vice-Chair in previous years. Joyce is a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and former Real Estate Deputy Commissioner ll for the California State Department of Real Estate. She was Chairman of the Lake Elsinore Historical Preservation Advisory Committee and Treasurer of the Lake Elsinore Citizens Committee. Joyce is currently Secretary of the Lake Elsinore Historical Society and helped locate, research, organize, and proofread for the Postcard History Series of Lake Elsinore. She has obtained five Riverside County Historical Markers for buildings in Lake Elsinore, including a tank house built in the 1880s, which was moved to its current location in Lake Elsinore by a small group of volunteers under her direction to prevent its destruction. She served as State Preservation Chairman and District XI Chaplain for the Daughters of the American Revolution. As a member of the Luiseno Chapter, Temecula Valley, NSDAR, she served as Regent, First Vice Regent, and is currently Parliamentarian. In addition, she is a member of the Lake Elsinore/Wildomar Elks Lodge.



County of Riverside Emergency Management Department

The County of Riverside Emergency Management Department (EMD) enhances the safety and security of the whole community by leading the efforts to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters. Learn more...




Riverside County Workforce Development Centers

The Riverside County Workforce Development Board (WDB) provides oversight for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs in the county. The WDB acts as a catalyst to provide seamless services among various workforce programs, and provides community leadership around workforce issues. Learn more...

Workforce Development
Riverside County Workforce Development Centers


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 5 Riverside County
First 5 Drowning Prevention


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...




RivCoConnect - Low-Cost Internet in Riverside County

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal initiative dedicated to bridging the digital divide in local communities. ACP provides eligible households with discounts on home internet, computers and more. In recent years, Riverside County has made tremendous advances in bringing internet connectivity to homes, businesses and community institutions. Learn more...


Riverside County Department of Public Social Services

In response to the rise in fires and flooding from Tropical Storm Hilary, the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services shares the CalFresh Benefit Replacement Due to Misfortune and Disaster. County residents receiving CalFresh may be eligible for benefit replacement when food purchased with CalFresh benefits is destroyed due to a household misfortune or disaster or when CalFresh benefits are electronically stolen through skimming or scamming. Learn more...

Public Social Services
DPSS Informational Replacement of CalFresh Benefits



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
FREE Wellness Clinic

USDA Farm and Food Worker

Metrolink Kids Ride Free

Shuttles 4 Soldiers




Waste Management

RTA Free Fridays

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

Upcoming Meetings Banner

Board of Supervisors Meetings:

  • September 5 - NO MEETING
  • September 12 - 9:30 a.m. at 4080 Lemon St., 1st Floor, Riverside, CA 92501
  • September 19 - NO MEETING
  • September 26 - 9:30 a.m. at 4080 Lemon St., 1st Floor, Riverside, CA 92501

Municipal/Community Advisory Council Meetings:

  • Temescal Valley MAC - September 13 at 6:30 p.m. at The Retreat at Wedgewood. 8007 Soft Winds Drive, Temescal Valley, CA 92883. Learn more...
  • Woodcrest MAC - September 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Woodcrest Library. 16625 Krameria Ave, Riverside, CA 92504. Learn more...
  • Lakeland Village CAC - NO MEETING. Learn more...
  • Warm Springs Community Roundtable - September 27 at 6:00 p.m. at Temescal Canyon High School. 28755 El Toro Road, Lake Elsinore, CA 92532. Learn more...

Remembering 9/11Flag Placement CoronaPatriot Day Corona

Eastvale 9/11

Canyon Lake 9/11

City of Norco Patriot Day

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you to everyone who shared their feedback in last month's survey. We heard your call for more community events in the newsletter and are excited to present an expanded list below.

Community Events BannerNorco Fair

Lake Elsinore - Taco Fest

LE Classic Car Show

Move Through Motivation

Crossings at Corona

IE 4 Teal Walk

Healthy Jurupa Valley Meeting

Senior Health & Wellness Expo

Kids Gardening


Story Time Among the Sycamores


Play Cafe

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

Woodcrest MAC Sept

More Than Chocolate Flyer

Lake Elsinore Mariachi Fest

Latin Heritage Celebration


Lawn Alternatives Workshop

Warm Springs Community Roundtable

Barn Bash

Canyon Lake Golf Championship

Significant dates this month
  • Labor Day - September 4
  • National Grandparents’ Day - September 10
  • Mexico Independence Day - September 16
  • World Alzheimer’s Day - September 21
  • International Day of Peace - September 21
  • National Suicide Prevention Week - September 10-16
  • National Assisted Living Week - September 10-16
  • Child Passenger Safety Week - September 17-23
  • Constitution Week - September 17-23
  • Daughters of the American Revolution - Sept 17-23
  • Rosh Hashanah - September 15-17
  • Yom Kippur - September 24-25
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15 – October 15, 2021
  • Adult Literacy Month
  • Baby Safety Month
  • National Cholesterol Education Month
  • National Disaster Preparedness Month
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • Recovery Happens Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Riverside County Employee Campaign Month
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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