Events, Happenings, News April 19, 2015

A recap of the week shows that working together makes things better.

RCTC closed the Spruce crossing on Monday. The closure route was problematic and the problems were shared early in the day when everyone noticed. Thanks to Beth Braker for taking the first step and alerting everyone. Thanks to Clarissa Cervantes,  Sergeant Celeste Neiman and and Eliza Echevarria at RCTC for correcting the problem and posting a revised closure route by 4 pm. the same day.

Traffic Issues on Watkins/Mt. Vernon

Lt. Rossi, Traffic Bureau has up’ed the enforcement efforts around Hyatt Elementary School.  Sgt Neiman is working with the School Resource Officer to inform the parents of their actions via a School letter.

The City Traffic Engineer was out at the STEM Academy at drop off and pick up on Thursday assessing the issues.

UCR and UNET Hosted a How To Be A Good Neighbor meeting for Student Group Leaders. Approximately 25 student leaders attended along with Councilman Andy Meldendrez, Gurumantra Khalsa, Code Enforcement, the UNET Squad, the Dean of Students and Director of Student Life.  All The players a student needs to know about when planning a party.

The neighbors have been asking what UCR is doing about student behavior. This was an excellent step in the right direction. This was a first outreach to students. It promises to become an effective tool for building community in the neighborhood.

Soliciting Ideas For A Neighborhood Project.

The City has $500 Small Sparks Grants. What could we do with $500 to make a difference? Deadline by April 30th. We can submit more than one project.

Following are a series of events and happenings for your consideration.

 UCR Visioning Workshop 2

UCR Visioning Workshop2

How do you envision UC Riverside in 2025? Do you have a big idea or even a simple one? Come share your ideas and aspirations at our next set of Future Campus Visioning Workshops! At Workshop #1 in February, we heard from many of you about a wide variety of challenges and opportunities of our existing campus. Visit us at for a synopsis. At Workshop #2 in April, we will have more fun and interactive sessions where you may voice your ideas, opinions, concerns, and suggestions for making the Future UCR Campus an even friendlier, safer, and more inspiring place to live, learn, work and play. Even if you did not attend Workshop #1, please join the conversation this time.

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015

NEIGHBORS & COMMUNITY WORKSHOP #2 (NIGHT) 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:15 pm) University Extension, Rooms A, B & C, 1200 University Avenue Dinner and free 3-hour parking included for those who register For additional info: RSVP by April 16th, 2015 on our Study Website at Questions? Email us at or call (951) 827-2433.


East Side Heal Zone Walk By Faith Route

East Side Heal Zone Logo


Join residents of the East Side as they celebrate a community connecting health route.

The event starts at Park Ave Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday April 26th and goes from  2 p.m. – 6 p.m.




Drown Proofing Workshop

Drown Proofing ClinicThe Vivian Stancil Olympian Foundation will teach a drown proofing clinic on April 25th, 2015 at the Riverside Community College Cutter Pool from 10 a. m. to 2 p.m.


Call 951-486-1078 or 562-400-0959 for details.


Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Wine and music the perfect combination to celebrate and support the work of two local treasures: The Riverside Neighborhood Partnership – Neighbors Working Together To Make Where They Live Awesome Places, and the Riverside Concert Band.

Tickets are limited
Wine Tasting Fundraiser


Community Meeting Redevelopment Corridor University Ave.

This meeting is back on schedule and ready for your careful input.

University Ave Design CharetteThursdays May 14th and June 4th at Stratton Community Center at Bordwell Park 6:30 p.m. For more Info contact: Kaitlyn Nguyen 951-826-2430  or

Neighbor Fest

If you didn’t make Neighborfest 1 when at Bobby Bonds last October, here’s your next closest chance to experience what hundreds of neighbors have been a buzz about.

Check out Neighborfest.

Neighbor Fest 4

Grow Riverside

Grow RiversideSave the Date. Grow Riverside and our sustainable, local agricultural future is open for discussion. Join us for this community conversation about a possible future for Riverside.

Second GrowRIVERSIDE “Dinner in the Grove” set for Saturday, May 16; to Deliver Farm-to-School Twist

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