Category Archives: Health

Entergy Louisiana Proposes $5B Grid Resilience Plan with 10 Potential Microgrids

Louisiana Power Lines Downed by Storm Damage

A scale version of this would be very doable within RPU’s service territory. Louisiana officials are smart in that they recognize the benefits of deploying hybrid sources of generation, which buys you resiliency, flexibility and adaptability.

And again, the big win is…. we would OWN the sources of generation!

Read the story here.

UCR North District 2 Public Meeting

UCR North District 2 Housing Conceptual Rendering

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) will be holding the first of two community project review meetings to discuss the proposed North District Phase 2 Project.

The community meeting will be held in person at the UCR Alumni Visitor Center from 6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

Two hours of free parking (5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.) will be available to all attendees within the Bannockburn South Parking Lot (see attached PDF with meeting location and parking).  You will need to provide your license plate and email address at the following link prior to or day of the community meeting to avoid a parking violation: https://www.offstreet.io/location/SZXQHRCE

This will be an opportunity to learn more about the project, provide feedback/comments, and meet project team members.

The proposed North District Phase 2 would include approximately 1,600 student housing beds and ancillary amenity spaces in apartment-style units, within approximately 425,000 gross square feet of new construction.

The proposed project will also include parking and recreational fields. The project site is located on the northeastern corner of W. Linden Street and Canyon Crest Drive.

A copy of the meeting flyer which includes additional information and a project location map is provided on the following website under Community Meetings – https://pdc.ucr.edu/environmental-planning-ceqa)

For more information, or to submit questions or comments before or after the meeting, please contact:
Melissa Garrety, Planner
UCR Planning, Design & Construction
(951) 827-7376

planning@ucr.edu

RTRP Vote To Find Funding For Undergrounding

Hi Power Transmission TowerWe Need Your Voice!

We were told unequivocally that undergrounding the high-powered transmission lines near Hidden Valley (Ward 7) was not possible. For fifteen years they said it was a “DONE DEAL” to place the lines overhead.

TRUTH:  It was NOT a “done deal”. Truth is, they never told us the truth about any of it. This in spite of at least one public comment demanding an underground option from the start.

What a difference fifteen years of neighbors being organized , collaborative and effective in pursuing common desires. Add your voice at tomorrow’s City Council meeting.

MOTION to FIND the MONEY to underground this project will be made Tuesday, January 17th by Councilman Chuck Conder. It is important for you to SHOW UP and show support for this motion.

We NEED action! You can speak during “Open Comment” or come to support your neighbors who are speaking and support the council members who want to see this project UNDERGROUND!

COME! Let our City know that you DO NOT want these lines overhead.

Where:          City Council Chambers next to City Hall

When:           Tuesday January 17, 2023

Time:             6:15 pm

Parking:        FREE in the evenings, handicapped available

BACKGROUND

RRR  is the neighborhood group most impacted by this. They have been fighting to have this project undergrounded since 2017 via:

  • EDUCATION
  • INFORMATION
  • FORUMS
  • SOCIAL MEDIA
  • COMMUNITY MEETINGS

We were not giving up! Councilman Steve Hemenway (Ward 7) took the lead when he was elected in 2019. Due to his diligence, perseverance and educating himself on this project, there is now hope to underground these lines.

He brought Councilwoman Cervantes and Councilman Fierro onboard; but these 3 council members were outvoted to change the project.

Councilman Conder now realizes that undergrounding is the “superior project”, and he will bring a motion before our Council on Tuesday to FIND THE MONEY to do so!

Please come and show support for these 4 councilpersons who have listened and responded to residents. They deserve our public support. This is a defining moment in the history of Riverside.

  • Steve Hemenway Ward 7
  • Clarissa Cervantes Ward 2
  • Ronaldo Fierro Ward 3
  • Chuck Conder Ward 4

RTRP Transmission Lines Along River Vote

Attention Please Sign

 

 

 

 

 

URGENT City Council to vote on this TUESDAY Nov 15

We have a chance to get these underground!

New consultant finds it is AFFORDABLE!

Do you care about transmission lines being placed overhead at Hidden Valley and behind the homes of many Ward 7 residents?

Independent consultants have found that under grounding can be AFFORDABLE!  SCE said lines would cost ~ $57 million per mile;

Los Angeles and San Diego placed lines in a similar project for $11 million a mile.

Every rate payer in Riverside has been paying for these for 12/18 years on RPU bill (Reliability Project)…we have the money.  Also, consultants say grants are available to minimize the cost.

Speak Now! It is time to be heard!

Our City Council will be voting on this project on TUESDAY November 15th! What you can do:

  1. Write to EVERY council member and express your thoughts. You can address one email to all members and include the city clerk.
  2. You can call every council member NOW! You can THANK Councilman Hemenway for giving us this opportunity.
  3. You can attend the meeting and speak if you would like or support those who do speak. (I will get the time to you this week)
  4. You can call into the meeting, if you can’t attend, and speak

If you want these lines underground, NOW IS THE TIME to write, call and be heard! Here’s a link to make an e Comment for agenda Item #20

This is a critical juncture; you must speak up NOW!  We have a chance of under grounding based on the findings of the Independent Consultants brought in by Councilman Steven Hemenway.

Chuck Conder – cconder@riversideca.gov

Phone: (951) 826-5991

Mobile: (951) 990-9718

Clarissa Cervantes  ccervantes@riversideca.gov

Phone: (951) 826-5991

Erin Edwards  eedwards@riversideca.gov

Phone: (951) 826-5242

Gaby Plascencia  GPlascencia13@gmail.com

(951) 782-0330

Perry, Jim J.  JPerry@riversideca.gov

(951) 826-5991

Ronaldo Fierro  RonaldoForRiverside@gmail.com

(951) 826-5905

Steve Hemenway (shemenway@riversideca.gov)

(951) 826-5024

Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson  2mayor@riversideca.gov

(951 826 5551)

City Clerk  city_clerk@riversideca.gov

Donesia Gause, MMC

Transmission Tower

 

 

 

Neighborhood Issues & Resources

Neighbors Better Together

Follow Our Courts

US Covid Atlas

Riverside Neighborhood Partnership

 

Upcoming Events Save the Dates

Drive Electric LogoNational Drive Electric Week at UCR

 

Saturday, October 1, 20222

National NIght Out LogoNational Night Out Potluck & Free Swim

Islander Park Pool, Tuesday October 4, 2022, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Bring a dish and your trunks.

UNA October Meeting

Thursday, October 13, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

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

League Of Women Voters Zoom Guide To California Ballot

Saturday October 8, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Voters Edge is our online vote education site.  Voters can access their ballot – a good idea this year, with new state assembly districts nobody knows where they are or who’s running.  Also, find information about the candidates, detailed information about the state’s ballot measures, and current campaign donation figures – always good to know.

The Easy Voter Guide has quick facts on the election and the state ballot measures

Follow  Our Courts

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Riverside County Department of Animal Services Logo

Riverside County Animal Control FREE Spay & Neuter All Ferrals

Must be a single cat in a Trap. Drop off is 8-8:30 a.m. M-F with same day pick up when texted.

6851 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside 92509, 951-358-7387

Enter down the stairs on the left, near double main doors.

 

Save the Date. Watkins Dr Included In Great American Clean Up

Save the date!  Saturday May 7, 2022.

After way too many months of neglect, Watkins Dr., gateway to the University Neighborhood is about to get some TLC.
Along with Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful, the Friends of Riverside’s Hills, UNA neighbors and UCR students, we’re converging as part of a Citywide clean up event. Sign up here

Don’t forget to select your T-shirt size. Click Ward 2 and mention Watkins Dr in a box near the end of the form. Spread the word. It’s a big job. See you there.

EVENT DETAILS

MAY 7, 2022

9 – 11:30AM: Preassigned Citywide Cleanups

Prior to the event, all volunteers will receive site locations and instructions from KRCB.

11:30AM – 1PM: Report Form/Tool Return & Volunteer Lunch

Riverside City Hall – 3900 Main St. – Cross street: 9th St.

BECOME A TEAM LEADER!

Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful is recruiting individuals

to lead volunteers for the GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP!

Team Leader Duties:

Organize a team! Ask family, friends, and co-workers to volunteer with you

Register your group by

Wednesday, April 27th

Attend a Team Leader Meeting for

instructions, event t-shirts, and supplies

 

Team Leader Meetings:

Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce

3985 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92501

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

11:30AM – 1PM (lunch included)

or

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

11:30AM – 1PM (lunch included)

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED

Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful is recruiting individuals

to photograph the GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP event!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Questions? Contact Christina: 951.683.7100 Ext. 212 or celias@riverside-chamber.com

Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful ● 3985 University Ave. ● Riverside, CA 92501

Riverside Gateway Parks- Virtual Workshop #3

Here’s the latest development in our Santa Ana Riverside Gateway Parks Project.  It’s easy to review and catch up , and to add your ideas and comments.  Just follow the links. Here’s the invitation from Devan Gelle, one of the planners:

Good Afternoon,

Thank you to everyone who attended our third virtual workshop! If you were unable to attend, the workshop recording is now posted to our website, riversidegatewayparks.com. We invite everyone to review the recording and to provide your feedback on our 3 Jamboards for the Tequesquite North Extension, the Tequesquite South Extension, and the Santa Ana Greenway.

In addition to the Jamboard, you can provide your feedback by leaving us a voicemail at (951) 228-0022, replying to this email, commenting on our interactive map, or taking our survey. Please note the last day to provide comments on the interactive map and on the survey is May 5.

We look forward to reading your comments!

DEVAN GELLE
Pronouns: she/her
Planner II |  Alta Planning + Design, Inc.Los Angeles, CA  |  altago.com

Here’s a look at conditions on the ground existing as we design and plan for new recreational options. There is a certain shock value in watching this. It occurs on many levels.

Burros Update

We received the following response to our inquiry into jurisdiction and responsibility for the burros from Lt. Kyle Stephens.

Burros Crossing Watkins DriveGood morning Kevin and company,

Unfortunately the county does not currently have a program/policy In place to control the population.

In the past Department of Animal Services (DAS) has done spay/neuter on large herds, but as of right now due to lack of resources we don’t have any spay/neuter planned in the near future, although this is something that is continuously in discussion.

I attached a copy of Title 6.24.Title 6.24 Burros.  Title 6 is what is enforceable in Riverside County by DAS.

We currently work closely with Donkey Land and relocate large herds of burros as often as possible in higher traffic/problem areas.  Typically we do not relocate unless if we are getting an influx of calls from the public, law enforcement etc.

Again, this is generally a resource issue. When we relocate burros it takes anywhere from a half day to a couple days and requires us to take Officers from their regularly scheduled areas to complete depending on the size of the herd and the area we are attempting to capture them in.

I do know this has been brought to the attention of the County Board of Supervisors and also is at the state level, sitting on someone’s desk at the moment.  This is a long process but I believe they are currently working on a solution.  If I get any updates I will relay the information to you all.

I apologize for the late response.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions.

Regards,
Lt. Kyle Stephens

Upcoming Events At UCR

Save the Dates
Make Some Noise Homecoming Sign Held by UCR Cheerleader

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save California Solar

Save Solar California Logo

Hi Friends,

I signed this petition to Governor Newsom to keep rooftop solar growing in California. Will you consider signing it too?

https://www.savecaliforniasolar.org/sign-petition

Utilities are lobbying the state to make it harder and more expensive for people to get solar. They are trying to gut net metering, which lets solar users share their extra solar energy with the neighbors for a bill credit.

Even though we have Riverside Public Utilities, we can be doing so much more to lower our energy costs and raise our comfort level. Expanding city rooftop solar should maximize coverage to reduce our collective costs.

We need to make it easier for people to get rooftop solar so they can control over their energy bills and keep the power on. Will you consider signing and forwarding to others?