City of Murrieta Newsletter                                         June 2019
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City Government

Randon Lane
Mayor Pro Tem

Jonathan Ingram
Council Member

Council Member

Christi White
Council Member
City Manager 
City Special Events
Father's Day Car Show
Saturday, June 15
3:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
California Oaks Sports Park

Birthday Bash 
Saturday, June 29
2 p.m. - 9 p.m.
California Oaks Sports Park 

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...
Summer is around the corner, the temperature is rising and school is almost out. This month, I wanted to remind you about all of the amazing opportunities this city offers for our youth, seniors and community members alike during those lazy days .
The Murrieta Youth Center is a fabulous place for youth (grades 6 through 9) to play and stay connected to their community. The Youth Center and Murrieta Public Library offer a variety of fun and interactive events all summer long. The summer reading program is always a hit for students! The Murrieta Senior Center will continue to offer various exercise classes, craft projects, games, and music sessions. Make sure you stop by and get involved this summer. And of course there is the City pool where you can learn to swim or simply splash around.
When I think of summertime, I think of friends hanging out in the sunshine , BBQ's and family fun. This month the City has plenty of events that will encompass just that. On June 15, the City will be hosting the 49th Annual Father's Day Car Show. This event will showcase pre-1980's and specialty vehicles. Please see below for details on the new date and time! On June 29, the City will be hosting our 28th Annual Birthday Bash. These are two of our biggest events each year; I hope to see you there !
Have a great month!

Kim Summers 

See What's New in Murrieta!

The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation
held a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate their business on Tuesday, May 7. The Oncology Institute was founded in 2007, and is  the largest private practice cancer center in California. The Institute offers a variety of extensive services to their patients and families such as chemotherapy educational sessions, in-house support groups, in-house pharmacy, financial counseling, and clinical trials. Visit their website here
Valley Vines Consignment
celebrated the Grand Opening of their business with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 16. Valley Vines specializes in new and re-purposed furniture, clothing, designer purses, and shoes. They are open Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and are closed on Sundays. Stop by Valley Vines Consignment and discover your next purchase! 
On Wednesday, May 22, Century 21 Full Realty Services  celebrated the Grand Opening of their business with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. They are a full service real estate brokerage company and have real estate agents to assist with buying and selling, in-house loan officers, an in-house transaction coordinator, and an in-house escrow office. For more information, visit their website here
Integrate Eastern Medicine  hosted a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting in celebration of their business on Tuesday, May 28. Integrate Eastern Medicine provides holistic healthcare through acupuncture and herbal medicine, and strives to help their patients heal, alleviate physical and emotional pain, and prevent further health issues. Visit their office at 40250 Murrieta Hot Springs Road. 
On Wednesday, May 29, Pulido Cleaning & Restoration  celebrated 30 years in business with a Ribbon Cutting. Pulido Restoration offers 24/7 fire damage, flood, and water damage restoration, as well as board up services. To learn more about Pulido Restoration, click here
For more Murrieta business news and information, click here.
Citizen's Fire Academy
Murrieta Fire & Rescue is currently taking applications for the next Citizen's Fire Academy , which starts on August 21, and is conducted over seven consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6 - 9 p.m., with the graduation and muster scheduled for Saturday, October 5, at 8 a.m. The Academy is fun, educational, and interactive.

Class size is limited to 25 members and will be first come - first serve, pending acceptable background check. There is no fee to participate and priority registration is given to Murrieta residents and business owners.  
Due to the popularity and design of our academy, we ask that all applicants make a firm commitment to attend each week. Our academy members are grouped into five engine companies, with five members each. Many of the interactive activities will require all participants to work together. We host our CFA only once a year at Fire Station 1, and we keep our class size limited allowing everyone the opportunity to participate.

If you find that you are unable to attend each Wednesday and the Saturday muster, please consider joining the waitlist for the 2020 class.

Click here to view the 2016 Citizen's Fire Academy video. 

For more information, contact Murrieta Fire & Rescue at (951) 304-3473.
Burglary Prevention for Business
If you own or operate a business, make sure it is safe and secure. Your customers want to feel safe when they visit, and they are likely to return if their visit is positive. Law enforcement encourages businesses to subscribe to the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) concept as an easy way to ensure that their business is as protected as possible. What is the secret to CPTED? It is the design and layout of the business that eliminates or reduces criminal behavior and at the same time encourages people to "keep an eye out" for each other. The National Crime Prevention Institute defines the purpose of CPTED as: 

"The proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction of fear and incidence of crime, and an improvement in the quality of life."

Click here for burglary prevention tips. 
Murrieta All-Stars
Murrieta Valley High School Alumni Rickie Fowler has had a very successful golf career. In high school, Fowler won the Southwestern League finals taking MVHS to the state championship in 2007. After his senior year, Fowler attended Oklahoma State University and was ranked as the number one amateur golfer in the world. He kept this title for 37 weeks in 2007, and 2008. Since then, Fowler has won several awards and championships. In his professional career, Fowler has won 5 PGA TOUR Victories, 3 international victories and additional tournament championships. Great job, Rickie, the City of Murrieta is proud!
Summer Reading Challenge : It's Showtime At Your Library! 
Come join the summer fun at the Murrieta Public Library! The Summer Reading Challenge (SRC) is for all ages and begins Monday, June 10, and continues through Saturday, July 20. This year's SRC theme is It's Showtime At Your Library! The benefits of summer reading for children are clear. According to research from Dominican University, students who participate in public library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate. Plus it's fun! 

The Summer Reading Challenge is sponsored by the Friends of the Murrieta Library with their generous donation of $10,000 for performers and supplies. The Summer Reading Challenge is also made possible by local businesses who donate coupons and other gifts for reading incentives. Visit the Library for more information or see the calendar of events on the Library's web page at .
Father's Day Car Show 
The City of Murrieta is proud to announce its 49th Annual Father's Day Car Show event taking place at California Oaks Sports Park on Saturday, June 15, from 3:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Pre-registration is $25 and includes an event t-shirt. Day of registration is $35 with no event t-shirt. The event will showcase pre-1980 and specialty vehicles. For more information, please see the department's special events page or contact staff at (951) 304-PARK (7275).
Birthday Bash 
Please join us as the City turns back the clock and heads back to the 80's in celebrating its 28th birthday with food, music, rides, vendors, and fireworks! The event takes place at California Oaks Sports Park on Saturday, June 29, from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. The schedule of events includes the following:

  • 2 p.m. - Event begins, rides and activities open
  • 4 p.m. - Murrieta Fire and Rescue Hosedown
  • 5 p.m. - Opening band - The Remotes (covering all your favorite TV theme songs)
  • 7 p.m. - Headlining band - Fast Times (The ultimate 80's tribute band)
  • 9 p.m. - Fireworks Spectacular
For more information, please see the department's special events page or contact staff at (951) 304-PARK (7275).
9 Tips to Stay Summer Safe 
If you're heading out this summer to enjoy the great outdoors, has some tips to safeguard your season's getaways.

In the Woods
  • 90 minutes of walking in nature can help calm your brain and nervous system.
  • Dress in layers when hiking. Air temperatures can go from warm to cold quickly, especially at night or if the elevation changes.
  • Avoid blisters by having snug fitting socks and shoes that let you wiggle your toes.
On the Water
  • About 50% of Americans can't swim. Life jackets are important for all of us - big and small.
  • Cold shock: That river looks nice and cool on a hot day, but be cautious of water temperature, it can feel very chilly.
  • Sun + water. Reflections off the water intensify UV rays. Slather on the sunscreen (including under your chin) and wear a hat and sunglasses.
At the Coast
  • 8 feet per second! That's how fast a rip current can go - faster than an Olympic swimmer! Be alert and if in doubt, don't go in.
  • Here's the shadow rule: Short shadow - seek shade. The sun's rays are more intense when your shadow is short. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the prime time to get sunburn.
  • Clouds do not equal protection. Even if it's cloudy out, keep sunscreen handy because UV light can pass through clouds.
City of Murrieta
1 Town Square
Murrieta, CA 92562
(951) 304-CITY (2489)