Month: July 2020

Community members speak on increased homelessness in Riverside

By Erik Galicia The number of homeless people in Riverside County rose again this year as community members continue to wonder what immediate action would best help this population. The 2020 Point in Time count, an annual survey of homelessness conducted Jan. 29, found 2,884 homeless people in the county. This is a 3% increase

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Former Riverside Community College District student trustee runs for Moreno Valley City Council

By Jonathan Ramirez Community outcry against local corruption and warehousing inspired a Riverside Community College District graduate to run for a seat on the Moreno Valley City Council. Jorge Zavala, 22, served as the district’s student trustee for the 2019-20 academic year and graduated from Moreno Valley College in June. He has lived in Moreno Valley

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Los Angeles protest calls for justice in the murder of Vanessa Guillen

By Rossana Martinez A peaceful protest gathered in Los Angeles on July 8, calling for justice in the killing of Vanessa Guillén. Vanessa Guillén, a U.S. Army specialist, went missing from Fort Hood on April 22. Her remains were found in a shallow grave in Central Texas near Fort Hood two months later. Before Guillen

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Riverside City College appoints acting athletic director

By Jair Ramirez A Riverside native was announced the new acting athletic director of Riverside City College, effective July 1.  Kaladon Stewart attended Riverside schools from elementary through college. He received an associate’s degree from RCC, a bachelor’s degree from Cal Baptist University, and a master’s degree in business administration from UC Riverside. Stewart was

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Riverside Community College District reacts to ICE order on international students

By Erik Galicia Already reeling from financial insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Riverside City College student Anthony Jardillier wondered how he would navigate the uncertainty caused by a new federal order that threatens his legal status. Jardillier, an international student from France, began studying business at RCC in 2018 and hopes to earn a

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Moreno Valley City Council approves agreement to increase local hiring for public works projects

By Erik Galicia The Moreno Valley City Council unanimously approved a community workforce agreement with the goal of increasing local hiring on city projects valued at $1 million or more. The agreement, approved July 7, is a part of the MoValWorkForce Program initiated in 2019. It calls for 30% of work hours on city public

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