Monthly Archives: October 2015


A meeting will be held on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm in the City Council Chambers located at 22873 Clinton Keith Rd. Wildomar, CA 92595

This meeting will be discussing items such as:

1. the approved trails in the Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP). Land located in Wildomar will be discussed. MSHCP land currently occupy a significant portion of lands east of the 15 freeway.
a. North-South connection between La Estrella and
Bundy Canyon.
b. East-West Trail connection to North-South and then
c. Adopt a Trails map
d. Potential Subdivision: Spring Meadows Ranch to
install trail off La Estrella.

2. Murrieta Creek Trail Regional Plan
a. Cooperative Agreement through Riverside County
Flood Control (RCFC) requiring a $5,000 deposit.
b. Applied for grant for a multi-use trail North of
c. Next Capital Improvement Project: Trail markers
budgeted for purchase and installation.

3. Grand Ave Bike Lane and Multi-Purpose Trail
This is a receive and file. There will be no
discussion with attendees.

4. The Justin Hunt Memorial Trail. This is a 16 foot wide 3/4 mile long D.G trail located behind the Windstone Ranch housing development with trail heads, for staging horses located at the end of Penrose and Gruwell St. This is currently owned by Riverside County Regional Parks and Open Space as an un-maintained trail.

For a full copy of the Agenda Packet one can visit the City of Wildomar Website.


There seems to be some talk of residents fed up with the scofflaws in and around school zones. While looking at some data I came across an excellent list of School Zone Traffic Laws put out by the Arcadia Police Department Traffic Bureau for the school year 2011-2012, these laws are still applicable.

School Zone Laws 1

School Zone Laws 2

The bottom on this flyer was cut-off. It should read under V.C. 21212(a)Helmet Laws
Persons under 18 years of age must wear a properly fitted and fastened helmet for bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, etc.

For those that wish the PDF of this flyer it can be downloaded from.


A couple of other questions were asked
1. The blocking of private driveways
This is covered under V.C.22500(e) In front of a public or private driveway, except that a bus engaged as a common carrier, schoolbus, or a taxicab may stop to load or unload passengers when authorized by local authorities pursuant to an ordinance.
For some reason the Acadia P.D. Flyer left out Private Driveway.

2. What do the U-Turn signs on Mayhall Dr. in front of William Collier Elementary School mean.
They mean just that No U-Turn,

U-Turn Sign

The City of Wildomar could follow California Vehicle Code
22113. This chapter does not prevent local authorities, by
ordinance, from prohibiting the making of any turning movement by any vehicle at any intersection or between any designated intersections.

With this they could designate Mayhall Dr. as a No U-Turn Zone for its entire length. (1 Block)

But, leave it to the law to open this up to interpretation.
Taking a left into a driveway, backing out, and then driving in the opposite direction does not count as a U-turn. This was decided in the California Supreme Court case People v. McGuire (1978).

3. Double Parking is cover in the flyer under V.C.22500(h)

All these laws are fine and good if law enforcement is available. Wildomar currently has approximately .40 officers per 1000 residents. The City of Arcadia has 1.14 officers per 1000 with the state average being 2.3 per 1000.
If you look at Arcadia’s flyer they use video cameras to record violations as they occur and then mail out tickets to the registered owner. Not sure if only applies to parking violations.

An excellent opportunity arises with parents using resources such as those available through sites such as

Parents can set up Walking Trains and Bike Trains using guidelines available on these sites.

The County of Riverside Department of Health also has information on these types of programs at their “Injury Prevention Services” division.