Month: December 2020

Downtown Riverside protest demands justice for Ernie Serrano

By Erik Galicia Calls for racial justice and defunding the police returned to the streets of downtown Riverside in light of county sheriff’s deputies’ controversial arrest of a Jurupa Valley man who died in their custody. Ernie Teddy Serrano, 33, stopped breathing in a Rubidoux Stater Bros. on Dec. 15 shortly after a struggle with

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Death of man in Riverside County Sheriff’s custody caused by deputies’ hold, attorneys argue

By Erik Galicia The attorneys representing the family of a Jurupa Valley man who died shortly after being arrested Dec. 15 are arguing his cause of death can be attributed to the way Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies held him down, in effect preventing him from breathing. Ernie Serrano, 33, stopped breathing while in custody at

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Sheriff says overdose caused death of man after altercation with deputies in Riverside County

By Erik Galicia Preliminary findings in the case of a Jurupa Valley man who died after an altercation with police indicated his cause of death was acute methamphetamine intoxication leading to fatal arrhythmia during the incident. Ernie Serrano, 33, was pronounced dead in a hospital the night of Dec. 15 after a long struggle with

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Riverside inaugurates new mayor

By Erik Galicia After eight years in office, Riverside’s outgoing mayor said his goodbyes and handed the mayoral gavel to the city’s new leader. Patricia Lock Dawson took Rusty Bailey’s seat and presided over the Riverside City Council for the first time Dec. 8. “Our new chapter starts today,” Dawson said. “The city has sizable

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Emeritus Wall honors past Riverside City College faculty

By Chloe Hunter A project 10 years in the making has finally come to fruition just inside the north entrance to the Riverside City College A.G. Paul Quadrangle. In the short hallway leading to the courtyard stands the Emeritus wall, adorned with bronze plaques commemorating the service and dedication of RCC faculty. The “emeritus” status

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Riverside City College receives $1 million grant from Bank of America

By Liv Drobny Bank of America announced an award of $1 million to Riverside City College on Nov. 18 with the goal of creating a jobs initiative meant to support students of color in their career development. “Bank of America is a good friend of the college,” RCC President Gregory Anderson said. “They all have

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Series Review: ‘A Teacher’ tackles dynamics of student-teacher affair

By Kyiesha Chavez In 2013, writer and director Hannah Fidell created an indie film about a lonely high school teacher who has an affair with a student.  “A Teacher” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival that January and had a limited release in the U.S. later that year. The following year, it was announced that

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Norco College builds new Veterans Resource Center

By Rolinda Espinoza Norco College’s new and expanded Veterans Resource Center will open in fall 2021. Norco college shared its vision for a new center Nov. 10  to promote the project.  The new center will provide assistance to veteran students attending the college, including mental health services, degree audit assistance and college credit for previous

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ASRCC provides holiday meals to students

By Neyra Rodriguez The Associated Students of Riverside City College hosted a free turkey dinner giveaway to RCC students who had paid their student services fees for the semester. The turkey dinner intended to provide a meal for students in need on Thanksgiving day. Students who received the aid expressed gratitude for the help. “These

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ASRCC selects new vice president

By Jennipher Vasquez The Associated Students of Riverside City College selected a new vice president following the resignation of former President Samantha Coffland.  ASRCC’s former vice president, Shauna Kim, took over the role as president when the resignation occurred, while the student government decided who would take on her old position.  Stefany Perez, originally an

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