National Night Out Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Join us for a Free Swim and Potluck. Bring a dish and a wish for the neighborhood of our dreams.
Save The Date: Sunday March 21, 2021
8:00 a.m. -11:00 Meet Watkins & Piccacho Dr.
Our first official, socially-distant, neighborhood event of the Covid era. Trash. The perfect activity for pandemic conditions.
We’ll be spread out and staggered. We’ll have gloves, safety vests, bags and trash tools. Plus a waiver for you.
Wear shoes and long pants. Sherpas required for some trash retrieval — hillside, arroyo. Nothing but fun for the housebound.
Join us but please RSVP on Nextdoor or Facebook. We need to reserve enough tools.
Watkins Dr is the Gateway to the University Neighborhood. It’s looking for some love and attention. Join us, Sunday, March 21st.
RTRP Overhead Lines Along Santa Ana
The Riverside Transmission Reliability Project will destroy the viewshed of Riverside and the surrounding communities forever. This is being promoted by our public utility department. It’s unwise and unnecessary. Find out why at a special Teach In at the next UNA meeting – June 13, 2019.
Mayor Brian Berkson/Jurupa Valley
Councilman Chris Barajas/Jurupa Valley
Norco Representative Susan Bowen
to explain why undergrounding is better for all communities and what you can do to make sure that happens. Tell your neighbors. Mark the date. 3 weeks and counting.
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.
Apparently someone took exception to our community self-guerrilla gardening action. Maybe they didn’t like the plants we chose?
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.
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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 After. Check it out.
Save the Date. Love Riverside Day of service will be Saturday, October 13, 2018.
This year’s project is greenscaping the Metrolink fence on Mt. Vernon Ave. We have some yucca, firesticks and agave to plant. Guerilla Gardeners welcome.
Bring a shovel, water, gloves and wear shoes. Park on Linden St.
You can register for this project here: https://www.loveriverside.org/communityservice
Just when you’re becoming resigned and cynical that nothing can be done to monitor and perhaps moderate neighborhood noise disturbances, NoiseAware may have a solution. Born from experience from both sides of noise complaints, this smart home app is ideal for property owners and managers to better monitor their assets.
It’s also a helpful tool for renters wary of violating local noise ordinances. You can now self-monitor to avoid those nasty and unnecessary fines.
Sounds like a useful tool to consider. For more information visit: https://noiseaware.io/buy/noise-monitoring-system
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.
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.
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.
We filled over 50 trash bags including 4 Brown cans we had to borrow from neighbors because we ran out of bags.
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.
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.
We could name all the establishments who probably don’t realize their good name is being literally trashed, but that’s for another time.
Right now, we’re all beat, happy and proud of the community spirit behind making the University Neighborhood the neighborhood of our dreams.
The squeaky wheel gets the grease. So let’s make our will known.
University Neighborhood Parks Master Plan Talking Points
Establish Islander Park as a Regional Park
Reconnect trail access from Islander Park to County Parklands
Build trailhead amenities at Islander Park – parking, trash etc.
Increase Islander Park Pool Operations Hours
Build Dog Park at Mt Vernon Park
Install parkour equipment at Highland Park
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