Events Happenings and Heads Up

80 UCR Students Pledged For Neighborhood Clean Up

Pi Kappa Alpha Cleans Up Watkins DriveA major spring cleaning is slated for the neighborhood, Saturday, May 17 th. Here’s how you can help:

  1. Reply with an area in need of some attention.
  2. Contribute to the foodie fund – cash or dish
  3. Tell your neighbors.


So far we’ve had a graffiti rock on Coyote Hill, illegal dumping along the trail starting at the Hyatt parking lot, Islander Park, Watkins Driver along Coyote Hill from Piccacho to the freeway ramp. What else?

1st Graffitti On Coyote Hill in  37 years






Honoring Earth Day

Gathering data may not only be good for the planet, it could become a source of neighborhood bragging rights. Sign up and find out more.

The City of Riverside wants your help! Our community has a chance to become California’s Coolest City by participating in the CoolCalifornia City Challenge.  Now through August 31, sign up and commit to reducing your carbon footprint to help Riverside earn points and compete against other California cities.  The more points Riverside earns, the closer we get to becoming California’s Coolest City.

And, there’s even prize money – $100,000 will be distributed to participating cities!


Signing up is easy:

1.   Click here to sign up .

2.   Take the CoolCalifornia City Challenge survey (each survey is worth 500 points!)

3.   Spread the word – Tell other Riverside residents about the CoolCalifornia City Challenge and encourage them to sign up!

Learn more by visiting , or call 951-826-5817.

Want to help save water, too?  Then check out the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation and sign the pledge.


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Plant a Seed Of Energy Savings

You’ve already pledged to honor the planet with everyday, energy-saving actions. Each of your simple deeds adds up to significant reductions in energy waste for our community.

However the biggest little actions you can take grow your community’s commitment to action. Please take one minute to forward this message to a friend and include a sentence about why the Challenge matters to you. If you have five minutes, reach out to five action-oriented friends this Earth Day. 

What is the Cool California City Challenge?

The CoolCalifornia City Challenge is a statewide competition engaging thousands of households in ten cities across California to save energy, reduce their carbon footprints and help build more vibrant and sustainable communities. Participants in ‘the Challenge’ earn points for reducing their household energy use and transportation emissions. Each new participant and point earned in the program results in prize money to fund local sustainability projects selected by the community.

In its pilot year (2012-2013), the program enrolled 2,670 participants in 8 participating cities. The city of Davis was crowned “Coolest California City” and the cities of Chula Vista and Tracy were each named “Cool California City” for their efforts to engage hundreds of households in local sustainability efforts.

Join us in our effort to make every day Earth Day!

Join the East Side and Develop a Healthy Eating Plan for your Neighborhood

Heal Zone Neighborhood  Healthy Eating Plan

15th Annual Primavera in the Gardens and the Gardens 50th Anniversary
Food & Wine Tasting Fundraiser, May 18th, 2014, 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Primavera In the Gardens

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