Spiegel Spotlight: News for District 2 - January

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Dear Friends and Second District Residents,

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are well-rested and energized to take on the year ahead! I want to welcome our new residents from the cities of Canyon Lake and Lake Elsinore, as well as the unincorporated communities of Gavilan Hills, Lake Mathews, Lakeland Village, Temescal Valley, Warm Springs, and Woodcrest.

We are all saddened by the passing of Riverside County Deputy Isaiah Cordero, who was fatally shot at a traffic stop, Thursday, December 29, 2022. Deputy Cordero passed as a hero serving our community. I continue to support our Sheriff Chad Bianco and the Sheriff's Department, especially during these trying times. From this tragedy, I am so touched by the outpouring of love and support from our communities, our county constituents, and people all over the world. We are Riverside County STRONG!

As we head into the new year, new laws will take effect in California. Almost a thousand (997) new laws were passed by the State Legislature and signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, of which many add to or revise existing state law. These will start impacting our lives across various topics, including labor and employment laws, housing, health, traffic and automobiles, the climate and environment, and much more.

The District Two team looks forward to working with you, and we hope to see you all in the community soon. Let's make 2023 a great year!


Karen Spiegel's Signature

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Longest Night of the Year


Supervisor Spiegel Speaks at the Longest Night of the
Year Event

Supervisor Spiegel was honored to speak at the Longest Night of the Year event. Read more...


Chanukah festival


Supervisor Spiegel Joins Other Officials at the 18th Annual Chanukah Festival

On Monday, December 19, Supervisor Spiegel attended the 18th annual Chanukah Festival and the Menorah Lighting in front of the Riverside County Historic Courthouse. Read more...


Veterans Lunch


Spiegel Family Attends Annual Elks Christmas Luncheon Honoring Veterans

As they do every year, the Spiegels joined the Corona Elks Lodge #2045 for their Annual Veterans Christmas Lunch, where they “adopted” several veterans and their families to thank them for their service and shower them with love and gratitude. Read more...


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District Two YAC and Supervisor Spiegel Attend Second Annual Miracle on Citrus St. Holiday Event

On Saturday, December 17, the District Two YAC team and Supervisor Spiegel attended the Second Annual Miracle on Citrus St. Holiday Event. Read more...


Kids and Cops Event


Supervisor Spiegel and Family Attend Annual Corona Police Department Kids & Cops Holiday Magic Event

Supervisor Spiegel attended the annual Corona Police Department Kids & Cops Holiday Magic event with her family last month. This amazing event provides gifts, crafts, and game activities for our community's children. Read more...


Bicycles for Children


Supervisor Spiegel Builds Bikes With Bicycles for Children

In December, Supervisor Spiegel helped build bicycles with Bicycles for Children at El Cerrito Middle School. The bikes went to underprivileged children in the Corona Norco Unified School District. Read more...


Police and Fire Appreciation


Supervisor Spiegel Attends Eastvale’s Inaugural Fire and Police Appreciation Day

Supervisor Spiegel attended the Inaugural Fire and Police Appreciation Day presented by the City of Eastvale and the Eastvale Chamber of Commerce. See more photos...


Parade of Lights


Supervisor Spiegel Honored to Participate in Norco’s Annual Parade of Lights

On Saturday, December 10, Supervisor Spiegel and her grandson were honored to participate in the City of Norco’s Parade of Lights and Christmas Festival. Read more...


Fire Station


Supervisor Spiegel Tours Communities Within New District Two

Supervisor Spiegel toured some of the communities within the new District Two, making pit stops at the Woodcrest library and fire station number 8 and Lake Mathews fire station number 4. Read more...


State of the County


Supervisor Spiegel Speaks at the Riverside State of the County

At the 2022 State of the County, Supervisor Spiegel addressed the many things we have worked hard to accomplish in District Two this past year and discussed some plans for the year ahead. Watch the video here...


Corona Holiday Celebration


Supervisor Spiegel Attends Corona's Annual Holiday Lighting Celebration

Supervisor Spiegel attended and spoke at the 2022 Holiday Lighting Celebration hosted by the City of Corona on December 4 at the Historic Civic Center. This annual event invites the community of Corona to enjoy the holiday festivities. Read more...


December to Remember


Riverside County Board of Supervisors Recognizes December to Remember

At the Board of Supervisors meeting on December 6, the Board recognized the month of December 2022 as December to Remember to encourage our community members to focus on protecting and remembering our children. Read more...


Speaking at Dos Lagos


Supervisor Spiegel Speaks at Tree Lighting Ceremony hosted by The Shops at Dos Lagos

Supervisor Spiegel had the privilege of speaking at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony hosted by The Shops at Dos Lagos. This annual event is open to the community and even features photos with Santa. See more photos...



California Transportation Commission Visit Allows RCTC and SBCTA to Showcase Projects and Discuss Regional Needs

Supervisor Spiegel proudly serves on Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) as well as several other regional and statewide boards and commissions. In the following article, you can learn more about one of the agencies Supervisor Spiegel serves on. Read more...

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Nonprofit Spotlight: The Unforgettables Foundation

District Two is fortunate to have hundreds of nonprofits that do some incredible work. Many of these nonprofits have volunteer board of directors and positions where you can volunteer. Volunteerism is a great way to use your talents and share your expertise with others that need assistance.

The Unforgettables Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Timothy Evans in 1999. During a decade of clinical ministry to children and their families, Evans assisted families with the many crises surrounding the death of a child, not the least of which were the crushing financial burdens experienced by families with limited resources.

Assisted by Inland Empire educators, medical professionals, social workers, CPAs, attorneys, bankers, morticians, and others, Evans created The Unforgettables Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to assist low-income families in providing dignified, appropriate burials for their children who have passed away.

The District Two team applauds this foundation and its incredible work in helping these families through such a difficult time.

For more information, visit The Unforgettables Foundation website at

The District Two team will continue to feature one nonprofit spotlight each month.

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...

Coachella valley rail


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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Become a Zero Waste Hero Campaign!

When: January 1 - 31

Where: Online.

Join the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources for a month long social media campaign with weekly zero waste challenges and prizes! Must be a Riverside County Resident to participate. For more details, please visit

Snow Day


JARPD’S Annual Snow Day

When: Saturday, January 7 at 9am – 1pm

Where: 5211 Wineville Avenue, Jurupa Valley 91752

A day of organized recreation activities including supervised sledding, snow castle building, jumpers, music and food. Learn more...

Tree planting


Griffin Park Tree Planting, Corona Beautiful Community Cleanup

When: Saturday, January 21 at 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Where:Griffin Park
2804 Griffin Way
Corona, California 92879

Join the City of Corona for the first community cleanup and tree planting event of the year! Learn more...



Riverside County Homeless Point-in-Time Count

General Count: January 25 at 5:30 am - 9:30 am

Youth Count: January 25-27 at 5:30 am - 8:00 pm

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Every year our community comes together to count how many people are experiencing homelessness throughout #RiversideCounty. For more information, please visit


Hello January
  • National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day - Jan. 9
  • Martin Luther King Day - Jan. 16
  • National School Choice Week - Jan. 22-23
  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day - Jan. 27
  • Eligibility Technician Recognition Month
  • National Mentoring Month
  • Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month

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