Arlington Ave. Construction Alert
Please see the attached document regarding the SR-91/HOV Project and impacts the construction will
have on Arlington Avenue. /uploads/7/4/7/8/7478278/arlington_ave_flier_04-19-13.pdf
Midnight through 5 a.m. Construction Noise
Here's the cause of the noise during the wee hours - (from City Councilman Mike Gardner) I have been in communication with the public affairs consultant for CalTrans and RCTC. His name is Dennis Green and he writes,
“The contractor is driving piles at the Pachappa railroad bridge in the center of the freeway. We have approximately 8 to 10 nights to go in this area. The work hours are from Midnight to 5:00 A.M Sunday night through Friday morning. The contractor has to close lanes on the 91 freeway to safely do this work. Caltrans will not allow day time closures on the freeway to do this work.”
Maneuvering the piles to the pile driver requires closure of lanes on the freeway and the impact to sleepers in a relatively small geographic area (although it is a very significant impact) is less than closing the lanes during higher traffic times of the day. If the noise is really intolerable Mr. Green invites residents to contact him. It may be possible to temporarily relocate some residents. Mr. Green’s email is Dennis Green (email@example.com) and his cell phone number is (909) 800-0451.
News from the Mary S Roberts Pet Adoption Center
Using a successful model from a nationally known organization called Humane
Alliance, (www.humanealliance.org <http://www.humanealliance.org/> ) we
transformed our former facility into a surgical center called LifeLine
Spay/Neuter Clinic. Our goal is to alter up to as many as 35 dogs, cats,
puppies or kittens per day.
The crisis of pet overpopulation in our community is staggering. Since
January 2012, 17,414 pets have been put to death at municipal shelters in
Riverside County.* Preventing unplanned and unwanted litters is a large part
of the solution and by providing a low cost high quality resource for the
community, we can make a difference.
Dogs/Puppies $75 (over 100 lbs. add $25)
Feral Cats/Kittens $35
The clinic is already booking appointments for the upcoming weeks and are
excited to be offering Riverside residents this much needed service.
February 19th is our first day for spay and neuter procedures. LifeLine
Microchip $28 (includes registration)
Rabies (required) $6
DA2PPV (dogs) $15
FVRCP (cats) $15
Bordetella (kennel cough) $12
Location & Hours
LifeLine Spay/Neuter Clinic
6165 Industrial Avenue (next to the Pet Adoption Center main building)
Hours of Operation
Tuesday thru Friday
7:30am to 6:00pm
Do I need to make an appointment to have my pet spayed or neutered?
Yes! Surgery is performed Tuesday - Friday, Call 951-977-8634 to make an
appointment! Appointments will begin being accepted after 7:30am on Tuesday,
A $25 deposit is required at the time that you make your appointment and
will be credited to your surgical total.
Surgical admission for dogs & cats 7:30am (Download Pre-Op Instructions
Post surgery discharge for dogs 4:30pm & 5:00pm for cats (Download Post-Op
Be Part of the Solution
Prevention of litters is essential to having enough homes for homeless
animals. Affordable spay/neuter services for the entire community will
reduce pet overpopulation and homelessness. Purchase an inscription paw
_Order_Form.pdf> . Paws make a great gift and can be used to honor family,
friends, celebrate a birthday or remember a loved one. Your paw will be
prominently displayed on the donor wall inside of the clinic lobby.
Totally Mt. Rubidoux Signs
Totally Mt. Rubidoux yard signs have arrived and are available for $5. They can be picked up at Tilden-Coil Constructors main office located downtown at 3612 Mission Inn Avenue (the corner of Mission Inn Avenue and Orange St). We will also have them at the Walk With the Animals event on March 16th at Fairmount Park. All proceeds go towards the effort.
Brockton Ave Modifications Meeting
Mike is asking that you please share the attached Meeting Notification with your members to let them know details about a Neighborhood Meeting to discuss possible modification of Brockton Avenue from Mission Inn Avenue to Central Avenue to facilitate alternative means of transportation.
This meeting is scheduled for
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
6pm at Dales Senior Center at
White Park - 3936 Chestnut, Riverside 92501
A Message from Mike Gardner
Hello Ward 1 Residents,
I would like to take this opportunity to share information with you about an important issue that will be before you soon via a mail-in ballot.
Yesterday the City Council unanimously approved an election to annex portions of our City, including most of Ward 1, into the Northwest Mosquito and Vector Control District. This would bring all of the City into the District. Since this is a parcel tax measure ballots will only go to property owners. It is important to note that this election is completely separate from the upcoming elections for city council seats. The election is being held by the District at their expense. The City will not bear any cost of the election regardless of the outcome.
Due to limited staffing and equipment, the City is only able to provide services dealing with mosquito larvae on public and private land, and bees on public land. The District’s services include mosquitoes, bees, wasps, midges, rats, mice and ground squirrels. The District is also able to test carriers for diseases such as West Nile Virus, Canine Heartworm, Lyme disease, Encephalitis, Hantavirus and Bubonic Plague. The City is not equipped to do this testing.
There is an annual fee for the service in the form of a parcel tax. The fee is $9.60 per year for a typical residential property. Fees for larger properties and for multi-family housing are described in the attached information sheet. Fees will be adjusted annually in accordance with the Consumer Price Index, but cannot rise more than 3% in any year regardless of what the CPI does.
The tentative schedule for the election is: Ballots will be mailed in March of this year. There will be a Public Hearing in late April to provide information and answer questions. Ballots will be tabulated and results of the election will be announced in mid-May. If annexation is approved services would begin with the District in July of 2013. The first assessment of property taxes would occur in December 2013.
This is an important decision for residents to make. Please consider the benefits and costs and vote as you think best.
Attached please find documents relating to this matter that provide more information. Please note that the dates in the documents are still tentative at this point. Should you have any questions feel free to call me or my assistant Lynn Anderson at 951-826-5242.
City Council Member - Ward 1
Lynella Jordan posted this on NextDoor.com:
For those of you who don't get the Press-Enterprise ~
Bring all that important paperwork you want shredded to:
Walgreens ~ 6600 Magnolia Ave and Central Ave
Saturday ~ January 26th ~ 9am to 1pm
They will not be shredding it on site. It will be taken to their facility.
HWSA Quarterly Newsletter
Attached is the November issue of the Historic Wood Streets newsletter, The Wood Streets Quarterly, a little late this time.
We had a very informative meeting Saturday morning. More information about nominations for HWSA positions will be sent out next week.
Community Garden Membership:
We are excited to now offer to the community, for the first time,“charter membership” in the garden! Initial dues for Charter Members are $10.00 which grants full membership through August 31, 2013.
Become a Charter Member Today!
Our Goal: Sign up 50 members by January 1st! Please help us make this happen!
Please Print, Pay, and Post today and become a Tequesquite Community Garden Charter Member!
Justin Scott-Coe & Pat Silvestri
Wood Streets Green Team (WSGT
Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month
A big thank you to Nancy Castillo of RPD for sending out this alert....
REMEMBER: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month.
REMINDER..... cell phone numbers may be released to telemarketing companies and you might start to receive sales calls.
.... YOU MAY BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS
To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222.
It is the National DO NOT CALL list It will only take a minute of your time.. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.
HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON. It takes about 20 seconds.
Please forward to family and friends.
Pet Ownership Laws
From Mike - August 21, 2012
I would like to share some important information with you about pet licensing in Riverside and some canvassing activity that you will probably observe. We all value our pets and they contribute greatly to our quality of life. Responsible pet ownership promotes health, safety and quality of life for the owners and the pets. The State of California and City of Riverside have enacted laws that require all dogs over four months of age be vaccinated against Rabies and be licensed. Riverside requires that dogs and cats over four months old be spayed or neutered and microchipped, although cats do not need to be licensed.
I was disappointed to learn that only about 40% of the dogs in Riverside are licensed. The vast majority of aggressive and vicious dog calls that occur in the city are for unlicensed and unaltered dogs. Most of the dogs and cats that are picked up by the Department of Animal Services are not microchipped, and if they don’t have a license on them the chance of them being reunited with their owners is small.
Despite the best efforts of the Department of Animal Services, and numerous rescue groups, thousands of dogs and cats from Riverside are euthanized every year. The best way to reduce this number is to prevent unwanted births through spaying and neutering. That is why Riverside requires adult dogs and cats be spayed or neutered and microchipped.
Because the number of licensed dogs is so low Riverside has contracted with the Department of Animal Services to go door to door canvassing for unlicensed dogs. The field personnel are able to check whether any dogs are licensed at an address with a special application on their smart phones. If they see dogs and find no record of licenses or see more dogs than are licensed they will leave an administrative citation. The citation lists hefty fines for not having animals properly licensed, vaccinated against Rabies and spayed or neutered. Most people receiving the citations don’t read past the dollar amount before they panic. These are fix it tickets like a burned out tail light on your car. You have 30 days to get the appropriate license, shots, microchip and spay or neuter. If you do the fines are waived. If you have a true need for additional time to come into compliance additional time can be granted.
As an incentive to microchip animals Riverside is offering a year of licensing free for any dog that has been recently microchipped. You can get low cost Rabies vaccinations, microchips and get your animals licensed at the Department of Animal Services shelter at 6851 Van Buren Blvd. (Van Buren and Clay St.), Riverside, CA, 92509. You can also get your license on the 4th floor of Riverside City Hall at 3900 Main St., or online at http://rcdas.org/home/.
Low-cost Rabies vaccines and alteration surgeries are available through the Department of Animal Services. You may call them at 951-358-PETS for dates and times of their clinics. You may also wish to arrange through your veterinarian. The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center also provides low-cost vaccinations on Saturday mornings only, 9:30am-Noon. Their phone number is 951-688-4340, and they are located at 6165 Industrial Ave., Riverside, CA 92504.
For many years Riverside did not regulate the number of dogs or cats that a person could have. This resulted in some pretty significant problems so limits were adopted a couple of years ago. You may have four adult dogs and up to nine cats so long as they are licensed, etc. If you want to have more you must apply for a residential kennel or cattery permit. If you had more than four dogs or nine cats as of the date the ordinance was adopted you may keep any animal over the limit for the rest of its life without triggering the kennel/cattery requirement. The extra animals will have to have been licensed before the ordinance took effect to be exempted in this way.
So, if you see the Animal Services people going door to door you now know why. If you get one of the citations, don’t panic, just get what you need to comply within 30 days and the fines are waived. If you need some extra time ask. They will grant reasonable requests.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to call me or my Field Representative, Lynn Anderson 951-826-5242 and she will be happy to assist you.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 17, 2012
Contact: Lieutenant Guy Toussaint
Press Information Officer
Lt. Edward Blevins Promoted to Captain, RPD
Riverside, CA – Chief Sergio G. Diaz is pleased to announce the promotion of Lt. Edward Blevins, currently Executive Lieutenant in Field Operations, to the position of Captain. “Choosing a new Captain is always a difficult decision. I was most impressed with Lt. Blevins’ loyalty to the department and diligence to duty. He consistently upholds the professional demeanor necessary to maintain a position of public trust,” said Chief Diaz.
Blevins was born in London England and moved to the United States when he was seven years old. He lived in Mississippi for two years and moved to Riverside in 1967, attending Jefferson Elementary and Sierra Middle School and graduating from Ramona High School in 1974. He continued his education at Riverside Community College and received an athletic scholarship to play football for California State University, Fullerton.
In 1983, he was hired by the Riverside Police Department, and attended the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Academy. Upon graduation from the basic academy, Officer Blevins was assigned to the Patrol Division, first as a patrol officer, then school resource officer and canine handler. His next assignment was Parking Enforcement Supervisor in the Traffic Bureau. In 1987, Blevins brought home the Gold medal for Power Lifting in the World Law Enforcement Games held in Australia.
Promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1997, Blevins worked assignments in Patrol, Internal Affairs and the Property and Robbery Units in the Investigations Bureau, with collateral supervisory responsibility for the Department’s Canine and Mounted Units. During this time, he coached soccer with Riverside AYSO.
Information: Historic Pillars
24 Clever Ideas to Make Life Easier
Why didn't I think of that?! We guarantee you'll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems.
Hull strawberries easily using a straw.
Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes.
Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40.
Stop cut apples browning in your child's lunch box by securing with a rubber band.
Overhaul your linen cupboard, store bed linen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match.
Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone & iPod in a bowl. The concave shape amplifies the music.
Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.
Add this item to your beach bag. Baby powder gets sand off your skin easily, who knew?!
Attach a Velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys.
Use wire to make a space to store gift wrap rolls against the ceiling, rather than cluttering up the floor.
Find tiny lost items like earrings by putting a stocking over the vacuum hose.
Make an instant cupcake carrier by cutting crosses into a box lid.
For those who cant stand the scrunching and bunching: how to perfectly fold a fitted sheet.
Forever losing your bathroom essentials? Use magnetic strips to store bobby pins, tweezers and clippers, behind a vanity door
Store shoes inside shower caps to stop dirty soles rubbing on your clothes. And you can find them in just about every hotel.
A muffin pan becomes a craft caddy. Magnets hold the plastic cups down to make them tip-resistant.
Bread tags make the perfect cord labels.
Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones, so much more fun and easier for kids to eat.
Microwave your own popcorn in a plain brown paper bag. Much healthier and cheaper than the packet stuff.
Install a tension rod to hang your spray bottles.
Turn your muffin pan upside down, bake cookie-dough over the top and voila, you have cookie bowls for fruit or ice-cream.
Freeze Aloe Vera in ice-cube trays for soothing sunburn relief.
Create a window-box veggie patch using guttering.
Use egg cartons to separate and store your Christmas decorations.
Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center
We are thrilled to announce that the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center is in the planning stages of opening a high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter clinic.
Using a successful model from a nationally known organization called Humane Alliance. by the end of 2012, our former facility will transform into a surgical center called the Lifeline Spay/Neuter Clinic. Our goal is to alter up to as many as 35 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens per day.
The crisis of pet overpopulation in our community is staggering. Since July of 2011, 12,806 pets have been put to death at municipal shelters, a sad statistic indeed. Resolving local pet overpopulation requires affordable and timely spay/neuter services. Preventing litters is key to reducing the number of homeless animals. The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center is
excited to be a part of the solution to this community-wide problem.
Information From Department of Animal Services