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National Night Out 2018 Best Yet

University Neighborhood National Night Out 2018

The 2018 UNA Potluck and Pool Party was the best National Night Out to date.

Anna S. and her crew of lifeguards were the pinnacle of community service and good cheer. Flyers were distributed to all swim lessons parents which helped to bring a great crowd.

A generous supply of pizza from Antonious Pizza along with lots of chicken, potato salad, chips, beans, pasta and fruit salads from the neighbors made it a  healthy and tasty event.

Our UNET team, officers from both RPD and UCR were on hand hanging in the heat.

The amazing crew of lifeguards helped with the set up and clean up which was a pleasing step beyond the usual for these events.

It was  a great example of a community organized affair. Already looking forward to next year.

National Night Out 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Swim Started at 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunset In the UNA

Islander Park Lifegurards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna and her amazing crew of lifeguards.


National Night Out 2018 Poltluck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yummy Treats For All. Perfect for hungry swimmers.

UC Riverside Fall 2018 Admissions Show Surge in Transfer Student Numbers

In two years, UCR transfer applications have climbed by 23 percent.

By  On JULY 11, 2018

Two years ago, UCR’s ratio of freshmen students to transfers was 4.5 to 1. In the 2018-19 academic year, UCR is expected to reach 2.4 to 1.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – UC Riverside has again registered big strides in meeting California’s transfer student threshold, according to numbers released July 11 by the University of California Office of the President.

UCR Growing Student Popluation
Two years ago, UCR’s ratio of freshmen students to transfers was 4.5 to 1. In the 2018-19 academic year, UCR is expected to reach 2.4 to 1.

UCR has admitted a total of 33,218 students for fall 2018, including 24,993 freshmen and 8,225 transfer students. It’s an increase over 31,067 admissions for fall 2017.

Since 2016, the number of transfer students admitted – primarily from California community colleges –- has climbed from 6,298 to 8,225. That’s a key number for UCR, given the state’s mandate that UCs enroll one transfer student for every two freshmen.

Two years ago, UCR’s ratio of freshmen students to transfers was 4.5 to 1. In the 2018-19 academic year, UCR is expected to reach 2.4 to 1.

“UCR is very excited to welcome this new cohort of transfer students and proud that students are choosing to further their education at our campus,” said Cynthia K. Larive, provost and executive vice chancellor.

Systemwide, admission of California Community College transfer students grew by 8 percent over fall 2017.

UCR’S freshman acceptance rate went from 57 percent in fall 2017 to 51 percent in fall 2018.

The systemwide admissions numbers show increases in offers to students from historically underrepresented groups and among California freshmen and transfers who would be the first in their families to graduate from a four-year college, or 46 percent of the total. Systemwide, among freshman applicants, Asian American students remained the largest ethnic group admitted at 36 percent, followed by Latinos at 33 percent, whites at 22 percent, and black students at 5 percent. American Indians, Pacific Islanders, and applicants who did not report a race or ethnicity made up the remainder of admitted students.

UCR admitted more African American students than any university in the UC system.

UCR’s Chicano/Latino representation held strong at 34 percent of students admitted, while the percentage of Asian American students admitted to UCR increased for the second consecutive year, from 41 to 44 percent.

UCR admitted 14,919 first-generation college students, the most of any UC school. Riverside also admitted the most low-income, Pell Grant-eligible students among the nine UC undergraduate campuses, with 13,612 freshman and transfer students.

The university will release its fall 2018 enrollment numbers in December 2018.

MEDIA CONTACT


Tel: (951) 827-4756
E-mail: john.warren@ucr.edu

UCR North District Notice Of Preparation EIR

UCR is giving notice of preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the North Campus Redevelopment Project.

UCR North Campus Development Plan Area
Save the Bungalows for affordable housing, workforce development and agricultural production opportunities.

Here’s the link to download the NOP and Initial Study for your comments. Let’s all do a review. Anything at all that comes up, make a note and share.

http://cpp.ucr.edu/environmental/ceqadocs.html

July 2018 Meeting Agenda

Meet Your Neighbors

Map and Directions To Crest Community Church
3431 Mt Vernon Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Every Second Thursday (Except August)

1. Welcome – Introductions                                                                       5 min.

2.  National Night Out August – Tue Aug 7

Islander Park Pool Picnic from 6 pm Free Swim 7 pm.  Party Til  8:30.

3.  Special Guest City Manager Al Zelinka Visits UNA

4.  UCR Update

North District Notice Of Preparation EIR

Mobility Hub 

5.  Community Asset Mapping                                                             15 min. Project Mitigation Measures

6. Moratorium Update – Data Request Committee               10 min.  https://riversideca.gov/transparency/results/

Follow The Money:  Budget Engagement Commission

7. Council Update – Andy Meledrez                                                10 min.

Next Steps: __Open Forum

Just One Question

Announcements – Reminders

Small Sparks Applications  (Blaine Watkins Beautification)

Updated “Who Do I Call” List

Next Meeting: Sept 13, 2018

June 2018 Meeting Agenda

Map and Directions To Crest Community Church

3431 Mt Vernon Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Every Second Thursday (Except August)

1. Welcome – Introductions                                                                       5 min.

2.  National Night Out August – Tue Aug 7

3.  New City Manager Al Zelinka Visits UNA July                  Meeting

4.  UCR Update

5.  Community Asset Mapping                                                             15 min.

6. Moratorium Update – Data Request Committee               10 min. 

https://riversideca.gov/transparency/results/

7. Boards and Commissions No Vacancies Ward 2               RNP Board Seats 10 min  

https://riversideca.gov/city_clerk/commissions.aspBudget Engagement Commission

7. Council Update – Andy Meledrez                                                10 min.                       

Next Steps: __Open Forum  

                   Just One Question

Announcements – Reminders  

Small Sparks Applications  (Blaine Watkins Beautification)

   Updated “Who Do I Call” List

 Next Meeting: July 12, 2018

May 2018 Meeting Agenda

Map and Directions To Crest Community Church

3431 Mt Vernon Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Every Second Thursday (Except August)

1. Welcome – Introductions                                                                       5 min.

2.  Watkins Dr Trash Clean Up Success                                             5 min.

3.  UCR Update10 min.     

Hays Press Enterprise Lecture by Frank Bruni Friday May 18 Univ Theatre 4 pm

North District Campus Community  Project Review Thurs May 17 6-7 pm

UCR will be holding the a community meeting the evening of Thursday, May 17th, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm to discuss an upcoming construction project – the large North District Project.  You are invited to come to learn about these projects, ask questions, and provide feedback. The meeting will be held in the Pentland Hills Bear Cave –  (1 Pentland Hills Way, Riverside, CA 92507 Room B107  – located near the eastern terminus of Linden. Parking will be free for attendees and directional signage will be present around campus and at the Pentland Hills complex).

The North District Project, slated to encompass the 50 acre area currently occupied by Crest Family Housing, surrounded by Canyon Crest Drive, Blaine Street, Watkins Drive, and Linden Street. The North District Project is anticipated to provide approximately 4,000 to 6,000 new beds upon completion of the final phase of development. The Project is envisioned to be constructed in multiple phases and is  intended to provide residence hall housing for first year students, and apartment housing for second year students, transfer students, upper division undergraduate students, and graduate students. The Project will also deliver new dining facilities, one (1) NCAA Division I competition field, one (1) Field House facility, functional open spaces, multiuse spaces that can alternate from classroom, meeting space and study areas. There will also be other student support amenities such as  a mix of retail and commercial services, adequate utility capacity, parking, and supporting infrastructure to support all phases of the Project.

Here is a link to a recent article about the North District Project, which has additional information about the North District project:https://medium.com/ucr-magazine/into-the-north-43b57eff030a

If you have any questions, please call Jeff Kraus at (951) 827-7073. Feel free to pass along this information to anyone that might be interested in these projects..

4.  Community Asset Mapping                                                             15 min.

5. Moratorium Update – Data Request Committee               10 min. 

https://riversideca.gov/transparency/results/

6. Boards and Commissions Vacancies                                          10 min  Vacancy List

https://riversideca.gov/city_clerk/commissions.aspBudget Engagement Commission

7. Council Update – Andy Meledrez                                                10 min.                       

Next Steps: __Open Forum  

                   Just One Question

Announcements – Reminders  

Small Sparks Applications  (Blaine Watkins Beautification)

   Updated “Who Do I Call” List

 Next Meeting: June 14, 2018

Earth Day 2018 Watkins Dr Trash Clean Up

Thanks to the army of UCR student volunteers and neighbors that made our Earth Day efforts a huge success.

The Interfraternity Council  (IFC) helped recruit and organize students with an appreciation for place and willingness to contribute some sweat equity to the neighborhood.

Early arrivals getting caffeinated.

 

Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful supplied the tools, bags, gloves and safety vests.

 

 

Thanks to Jimmy Rodriguez from Riverside Public Works who loaned us a “Road Work Ahead” sign to help slow traffic on Watkins.

Thanks to Jimmy Rodriguez from Riverside Public Works for the safety sign to slow Watkins Dr traffic.

 

And last but perhaps most important, thanks to Jamie from Starbucks at UCR’s Glenmoor Market for providing some highly caffeinated fuel to get us started for the day.

UCR sherpa going the distance to clean up the hillsides

 

We filled over 50 trash bags including 4 Brown cans we had to borrow from neighbors because we ran out of bags.

Trailer load of trash

We pulled out 7 tires, 3 mattress and box springs, a car bumper, one refrigerator and a small mountain of dumped construction demo wood and one needle.

Long shot of a long morning’s work. Plus 4 borrowed brown cans. We were short bags.

 

Hats off to the student sherpas who climbed the hills and navigated the arroyos to recover the  illegal dumping and massive amounts of trash tossed from car windows.

Illegal Dumping

 

7 tires, construction demo, refrigerator and more

 

Sometimes it takes more than a village.

We could name all the establishments who probably don’t realize their good name is being literally trashed, but that’s for another time.

A herculean effort by UCR students and neighbors.

Right now, we’re all beat, happy and proud of the community spirit behind making the University Neighborhood the neighborhood of our dreams.

April 2018 Meeting Agenda

Map and Directions To Crest Community Church

3431 Mt Vernon Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Every Second Thursday (Except August)

1. Welcome – Introductions                                                                       5 min.

2.  Watkins Dr Trash Clean Up Sat Apr 21                                     10 min.

3.  UCR Update – Jeff Kraus                                                                      10 min.     

4.  Community Asset Mapping                                                             15 min.

5.  Parks                                                                                                               20 min.

 Complete Survey

https://riversideca.gov/park_rec/planning-projects/parks-master-plan-vision-2030

Phone:
951-826-2000 Email address:parks@riversideca.gov

Hours of Operation: 
Monday – Friday : 8am – 5pm

Address: 
6927 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92506

6. Moratorium Update – Data Request Committee               10 min.

7. Boards and Commissions Vacancies                                          10 min

Budget Engagement Commission

8. Council Update – Andy Meledrez                                                10 min.                       

Next Steps: __Open Forum  

                   Just One Question

Announcements – Reminders  

Small Sparks Applications  (Blaine Watkins Beautification)

   Updated “Who Do I Call” List

 Next Meeting: May 10, 2018

February 2018 Meeting Agenda

Map and Directions To Crest Community Church

3431 Mt Vernon Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Every Second Thursday (Except August)

1. Welcome – Introductions                                                                       5 min.

2.  Watkins Dr Trash Clean Up Sat Feb 17                                     10 min.

3.  UCR Update – Jeff Kraus                                                                      10 min.                                                       

4. Council Update – Andy Meledrez                                                  10 min.     

5.  Open Discussion                        

Next Steps: __Open Forum  

                   Just One Question

Announcements – Reminders  

Small Sparks Applications

   Updated “Who Do I Call” List

 Next Meeting: March 8, 2018

November 2017 Meeting Agenda

Map and Directions To Crest Community Church

3431 Mt Vernon Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Every Second Thursday (Except August)

1. Welcome – Introductions                                                                       5 min.

2.  Meet Your Neighbors Update                                                          10 min.

3.  Love Riverside Day Sat Oct 21st                                                   10 min                      Valencia Hill Dr Median Make Over                                                     

4. Lynn Carmen-Diaz RUSD                                                                    30 min.                               STEM Program 

5.  Council Update – Andy Meledrez                                                 10 min

6. UCR Update – Jeff Kraus                                                                         10 min.

Next Steps: __Open Forum  

                   Just One Question

Announcements – Reminders  

RPU Rate Increase Public Outreach Request

Small Sparks Applications

   Updated “Who Do I Call” List

 Next Meeting: December 14, 2017  Holiday Potluck