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Stop Identity Theft Program - Document On-Site Shredding Event

To help stop identity theft and as a service to our residents, the City of Murrieta City Clerk Department is hosting a FREE Document On-Site Shredding Event. The event will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. or until the truck is filled to capacity. Residents may bring up to FIVE banker-sized boxes per trip, to the back parking lot of City Hall.

Items that may be included are paper documents such as legal, medical, financial, tax, bank, photos, and credit card statements (no need to remove staples or paper clips). Residents may also bring credit cards and CDs. No businesses please.

For more information on this event, please call (951) 461-6013.


Finnish tech company brings peace of mind for parents

MURRIETA, CA – It is perhaps an all-too familiar headline lately that an autistic child or an elderly person with dementia has wandered away and needs to be located. In these scenarios, minutes are precious to ensure the safety of the individual.


Yepzon, a technology company located in Finland, is currently in the process of launching a new product that can help track your valuables – even people – via a smartphone. The Finnish company

has recently launched several pilot programs in Murrieta in conjunction with the Murrieta Police Department and three local non-profit organizations: Comprehensive Autism Center (CAC), Our Nicholas Foundation (ONF) and Go Bananas. All three non-profits are focused on helping persons with special needs and/or autism and will be actively using Yepzon Locators to improve the safety of their members and the community.


“We are honored and excited to work with such an energetic, caring and passionate community,” said Juha “John” Kiesi, CEO of Yepzon Inc. “Yepzon is looking to serve the U.S. market in the best possible way. These programs, together with our ongoing GAP program with the UCLA Anderson School of Management, will help us to build a long and sustainable position in the largest market in the world. We want to meet and know our customers and starting with groups with the most urgent need was a natural choice. The City of Murrieta’s Economic Development Department has played an important role by getting everyone together and making it possible to start these programs in record-breaking time.”


Yepzon is a wearable locator device that uses Bluetooth, GPS and mobile network technologies to provide accurate location information through a mobile application for iOS, Android and Windows Phones. You can use Yepzon to keep track of your kids in the backyard or at school; give elderly relatives peace of mind; locate family pets, or make sure you never lose your golf clubs.


“Having an organization like Yepzon engage the community of Autism on the front lines, seeking our participation for a real solution is invaluable,” said Jennifer Smith, ONF board member and CAC Autism Community Liaison. “Our families live on high alert, fearing from moment to moment for our child’s safety which doesn’t end; this fear takes a toll on the nucleus of the family resulting in isolation from family, friends and the community; to have a voice in a real solution will impact quality of life and provide real access for families to their community.” 


CAC will host a pilot launch on Thursday, August 27th at 10:30 AM at its facility (41951 Remington Ave #210, Temecula). They will have a ‘live find’ of a missing child to illustrate the effectiveness of Yepzon’s GPS Tracker capabilities.


The second pilot launch will be with Go Bananas on Friday, August 28th at 11:00 AM at the Murrieta Innovation Center (26442 Beckman Court, Murrieta).


“Go Bananas is excited to participate with Yepzon to beta test the new tracking device,” said Julia Rogoff, founder of Go Bananas.  “For many people with special needs, elopement is a real problem and communication can be difficult. We feel this device will go a long way in keeping our loved ones safe and give families the peace of mind that goes with that.”


The City of Murrieta recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to establish an economic development strategic partnership between the Murrieta and Verte Oy, Finland to promote business and other linkages; specifically linkages to high-technology companies in the Nokia region of Finland.


“Murrieta is very excited to work with this company out of Finland,” said Bruce Coleman, Economic Development Director for the City of Murrieta. “We are committed to becoming a technology hub for the region and are excited about our partnership with Finland and with Yepzon. Not only that, but it helps to provide a needed solution for many of our residents and improves their quality of life.”