Category Archives: Social Capital

Tonight Special Teach In Meeting On RTRP

RTRP Route Map

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)

RTRP Riverside Transmission Reliability Project Teach In

Please join us to learn more about the RTRP which includes erecting 100’+ towers along the Santa Ana River viewshed.

We have a panel of experts to explain, answer questions and formulate next steps to help our Utilities Department understand the Public’s interest in how our Utilities Department stewards our natural assets and future proofs our utility rates.

1. Welcome – Introductions                                               5 min.

2.  RTRP Teach In Panel Discussion

We are fortunate to have a panel well versed in this project which is nearing a final approval from the California Public Utilities Commission.

Susan Bowen

Brian Berkson, Mayor Jurupa Valley

Councilman Chris Barajas, Jurupa Valley

Divonne Pitruzello

3. Announcements

4. Next Meeting: Thursday, July 11, 2019.

Tell your neighbors. It’s time to get informed before it’s too late to save our Santa Ana view shed

Find what’s up and what you can do.

Sign the Petition!

Related Info:

What caused the Thomas Fire? It was one of the largest wildfires in California history

Riverside’s Measure C The People’s Will About Our Natural Land Based Assets

 

May 2019 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.  UNET Update                                                                  15 min.

3.  UCR Update                                                                     15 min.

Long Range Development Plan

4.  Neighborhood Snapshot

UNA Demographics

5. Other Items For Discussion or Future Agendas

6. Upcoming

Save The Date:                              Thurs June 13 2019 RTRP Panel Discussion

 

Updated “Who Do I Call” List

City Master Meeting Calendar

Next Meeting: June 13, 2019

Watkins Dr Neighborhood Gateway Clean Up Event April 13, 2019

Thanks to all our neighbors and students for the successful clean up. UCR Day of Service students plus high schoolers from Moreno Valley joined neighbors for a Spring clean up along the hillside and arroyo portion of  Watkins Dr.

We collected over 20 bags of trash, 3 tires, 5 gallons of used motor oil and a couple of auto body parts.

Watkins Dr. is the Gateway to the University Neighborhood and is our wilderness version of Victoria Avenue with amazing vistas.

Watkins Dr Gateway Clean Up April 13 2019

April 2019 UNA 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.  UNET Update                                                                  15 min.

3.  UCR Update                                                                     15 min.

4. Housing First Initiative -John Dixon                     30 min.

5. Other Items For Discussion or Future Agenda

6. Upcoming

Watkins Dr Clean Up Sat Apr 13 https://myadv.ucr.edu/forms/Watkins19

Northside Specific Plan  April 17          http://northsideplan.com

NUSA Conference Palm Springs May 15-18

Updated “Who Do I Call” List

Next Meeting: May 9, 2019

 

March 2019 UNA 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.  UNET Update                                                                  15 min.

3.  UCR Update                                                                     15 min.

4. UCR RUSD STEM Project                                         15 min.

5. Housing First Initiative                                              15 min.

6. Other Items For Discussion or Future Agenda

Updated “Who Do I Call” List

Next Meeting: April 11, 2019

 

January 2019 UNA Meeting Agenda

Happy New Year! The beat goes on, and so do we. Neighborhoods of our dreams are created through participation.

Share your gifts of head, heart or hands this year.

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.

6.  Mt.Vernon Metrolink Makeover                           10 min

RIP Destroyed

7.  Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes                                      10 min.

www.northwestmvcd.org     951-640-9792

5.  UNET Update                                                                    15 min.

4.  UCR Update                                                                       15 min.

2. UCR RUSD STEM Project                                           15 min.

Action Steps: Letters, Visits, Calls, Emails

Objections – Opportunities

3. Big Springs – Watkins Multi Story                          15 min.

  P18-0781 (DR) and P18-0782 (VR)

 jeguez@roversodeca/gpv 951- 826-3969

9. Other Items For Discussion or Future Agenda

 

 

 

Updated “Who Do I Call” List

Next Meeting: Jan 10 , 2019

 

December 2018 UNA 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. UCR RUSD STEM Project                                           15 min.

Action Steps: Letters to – Regents, State Reps, etc.

3. Big Springs – Watkins Multi Story                          15 min.

  P18-0781 (DR) and P18-0782 (VR)

 jeguez@roversodeca/gpv 951- 826-3969

4.  UCR Update                                                                       15 min.

5.  UNET Update                                                                    15 min.

Updated “Who Do I Call” List

Next Meeting: Jan 10 , 2019

November 2018 UNA 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. UCR RUSD STEM Project                                           15 min.

3. Big Springs – Watkins Multi Story                          15 min.

  P18-0781 (DR) and P18-0782 (VR)

 jeguez@roversodeca/gpv 951- 826-3969

4.  UCR Update                                                                       15 min.

5.  UNET Update                                                                    15 min.

Updated “Who Do I Call” List

Next Meeting: Dec 13 , 2018 Holiday Potluck

Save The Dates This Week

A full house attended RUSD UCR’s STEM High School Project meeting last Thursday.

The neighbors all agree STEM is great and everyone should have access to STEM classes.

Neighbors and students comprised most of the crowd. The  questions asked were articulate and from perspectives that clearly were never imagined by staff in the planning process for this educational collaboration.

None of the School Board Members were in attendance at this meeting. That’s why we need to show up again on Monday night.

If you think School Bond Money IS Being Misspent on STEM HS on UCR Campus,
Show Up For November 5, 2018 RUSD SCHOOL BOARD MEETING and COMMENT!

The RUSD School Board’s ONLY November meeting is Monday, November 5, 2018, beginning at 4:30 p.m. It begins with “Public Input on Closed Session Matters” followed by an Open Session at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Presumably 6:30 begins the Open Session at which public comments can be made. Come with 6 copies of any written comments for board members and staff, or just come with oral comments.

SHOW UP TO KEEP THE MOMENTUM ABOUT WATKINS DRIVE BEING THE WRONG LOCATION FOR A THREE-STORY STEM SCHOOL GOING! All meetings will take place at the Riverside Adult School, Board Room, 6735 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, unless otherwise noted.

There’s no note the November meeting is somewhere else, so that’s the location.

Please, once more, tell them what we love about living in the neighborhood of our dreams.

Don’t forget, Thursday November 8 is the UNA monthly meeting. Watch for the agenda.

Mt. Vernon Median Make Over Phase 1

RIP December 2018

Apparently someone took exception to our community self-guerrilla gardening action. Maybe they didn’t like the plants we chose?

From this:

UNA Love Riverside Day 2018 Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To This:

 

 

 

 

 

To Now:

UNA LoveRiverside Day Project Destroyed

 

 

 

 

 

One theory being circulated is that RCTC is planning to do a major landscape upgrade along the portion of the line through the neighborhood, investing the resources healthy communities deserve and that should have been part of the project originally.

Neighbors and UCR students also deserve to have access to their trails and the Box Springs Mountains Preserve again.

No one is buying a safety issue regarding visibility. We have state of the art Quiet Zones. No reason we shouldn’t have the state of neighborhood art when it comes to our landscaping preferences.

Especially when it’s crowd sourced FREE, and a whole lot better that what we got from RCTC and the Ghost Train.  See Average Ridership Numbers Below 2018.

Weekday Sat Sun

91/Perris Valley Line 2,995 899 608

 

Original Post Below:

Love Riverside 2018 brings another instant green space in the neighborhood.

University Neighborhood gardeners are not deterred by a little rain. They’ve been know to exclaim, “hell yes, let’s plant something!”

So we did. Thanks to all the volunteers who proved once again, many hands make short work.

Here’s Before:

Here’s After. Check it out.