City of Murrieta Newsletter                                        February 2019
City Government

Randon Lane
Mayor Pro Tem

Jonathan Ingram
Council Member

Council Member

Christi White
Council Member
City Manager 
City Special Events
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Valentine's Day Dance
Friday, February 8
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Community Center 
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  Please refer to our website for more information or click  here for upcoming events and/or contact staff at (951) 304-PARK (7275).
  
*Please note that all events including dates and locations are subject to change. 
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A Message from the City Manager...
When we think about February, we typically think about Valentine's Day and Presidents Day, but did you know that this month is also Random Act of Kindness Month? We have learned about our past presidents in history class and we see the pink and red hearts at the grocery store, but this month I challenge you to do a random act of kindness for the community. Just last week, Boy Scout Troop 318 helped fill in the walking trails that were damaged due to the recent rainfall. The Murrieta Police Explorers volunteered to help Murrieta Fire & Rescue with their Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training and I received pictures of community members volunteering at the animal shelter. I am overwhelmed with the positivity in this community and I encourage all of you to share your random act of kindness stories with me as well. If you don't know where to start, here are some ideas to make someone's day a little brighter.

  • Be generous with compliments
  • Welcome a new neighbor to the community
  • Donate cat/dog food to a local shelter
  • Make/donate blankets for a children's hospital
  • Start a piggy bank for a cause
  • Pick up trash in our city
  • Volunteer to help a non-profit organization
  • Thank our first responders
  • Donate old clothes/ toys
  • Donate to a local food pantry
  • Sign up for the Volunteer Network on the City's website to volunteer with one of our member non-profits. Click here for link. 
May someone perform an act of kindness for you, 

Kim Summers

See What's New in Murrieta!

Ageless Grace Laser Skin & Wellness held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on January 15, to celebrate their business at their new location in Murrieta. Ageless Grace is a Medical Spa that offers aesthetic and wellness products, and specializes in laser therapy, Botox injections, and fillers. Learn more about their services here
On Thursday, January 24, CubeSmart-Elm held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the expansion of their business in Murrieta. This location added additional storage units and offers 24-hour video recording, boat and RV parking, packing supplies, and even accepts deliveries! Visit their website here
Bryan Caron of Phoenix Moirai celebrated five years in business with a Ribbon Cutting at the Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce office on Tuesday, January 29. Phoenix Moirai is a design and publishing company that focuses on graphic design, writing, video, editing, and much more! Discover more about Phoenix Moirai here
On Thursday, January 31,  Metroflex Gym hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at their facility in Murrieta.  Metroflex Gym is branded as a "hardcore training facility," attracting professional body builders as well as hobbyists who want a genuine and focused training experience. Metroflex offers a variety of membership options, as well as personal training and group exercise classes. Find your next class here
For more Murrieta business news and information, click here.
Installing and Maintaining Smoke Alarms 
According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), installing your smoke alarms correctly, and making sure they are in working order, is an important step to making your home and family safer from fire.

The fire code requires smoke alarms to be installed inside every sleep room, in addition to outside of each sleeping area and on every level of the home.  Additional smoke alarms are required for larger homes.  Homes built to earlier standards often don't meet the minimum requirements.  Please make sure your home meets the current standards, to keep your family safe. More information here
Safe Medication Disposal 
Unused and expired prescription medications are a public safety issue and can lead to accidental poisoning, misuse, and overdose. Proper disposal of medicine is everyone's responsibility. In December 2018, the Murrieta Police Department partnered with "KidCents" and "The Rite Aid Foundation" to place a Safe Medication Disposal container in the lobby of the Police Department. The disposal container is available to the public during normal Police Department lobby business hours, Monday through Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

What is accepted: All prescription medications Schedule II - V, as well as over the counter medications.

What is NOT accepted: Illegal drugs, inhalers, needles, prescription lotions, or liquids.

The Safe Medication Disposal container is under 24 hour surveillance and is placed directly next to the front counter window inside the Police Department lobby. Dropping the prescription medications into the container is your only required task - the Police Department will handle the destruction and disposal of the medication. 
 
Murrieta PD will continue to partner with the DEA and participate in the "DEA National Takeback Initiative"
Love Your Library Month 
February is Love Your Library month! The month-long celebration of school, public, and private libraries of all types is a time for everyone to recognize the value of libraries. The Murrieta Public Library recognizes this celebration by waiving $1.00 of fines for each non-perishable, nutritious, pre-packaged food item brought to the Library's Circulation Desk through the month of February. The maximum amount of fines waived is $15.00. This is a great way to reduce or eliminate the fines from your library account and help those in the community who need assistance. The donations will be given to Murrieta United Methodist Church's food pantry.
City Appreciation and Thank You! 
Last week, Boy Scout Troop 318 helped fill in the walking trails that were damaged due to the recent rainfall. These young men were motivated to make a difference in our community and they took action! We are very proud of these young community members, thank you for your dedication to the City of Murrieta, Troop 318!


Valentine's Dance
The City of Murrieta, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Murrieta and Care Rite, are hosting its annual Adult Alternative Recreation Program semi-formal Valentine's Dance . The date of the event is set for Friday, February 8, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Community Center. The event is FREE to participants. Participants are limited to two caregivers each and will need to provide their attendance confirmation by February 6, by contacting Community Services at (951) 304-PARK (7275). View the flyer here



Hooray! It's Trash Day! 
When Waste Management (WM) driver Cesar Quijas pulls up to the Patterson house in Murrieta to empty the trash on Tuesday afternoons, he is met by two young adoring trash truck fans! The Patterson brothers have been faithfully greeting Cesar for quite some time. In fact, their continued enthusiasm inspired Cesar to make a return visit, this time with WM swag bags in hand! The goodie bags were filled with recycling-themed coloring books, crayons, pencils and more. When WM shared the story about the Patterson brothers on social media, they were thrilled to learn they have many more young trash truck fans! This discovery lead to the WM Cares program - continued interest and outreach to identify more WM young trash truck fans.

If you would like more information about the WM Cares program, please contact Clara Vera at  cvera@wm.com.  

Click here for tips on how to keep children safe around trash and recycling trucks. 
     
                   
City of Murrieta
1 Town Square
Murrieta, CA 92562
(951) 304-CITY (2489)