Category: Breaking News

UPDATED/DEVELOPING: Convicted sex offender ran unopposed for Associated Students of Riverside City College presidency, doesn’t plan to step down

By Erik Galicia For the second time in eight years, a convicted sex offender ran unopposed for the Associated Students of Riverside City College presidency. Albert Jaramillo, 45, was charged in 2011 and convicted in 2014 of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14. His past was exposed to unknowing

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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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Dawson closes in on Riverside mayoral race win

By Erik Galicia Over a week after Election Day, it seems Patricia Lock Dawson, Riverside Unified School District trustee, will be the next mayor of Riverside. Dawson led Andy Melendrez, Ward 2 City Councilman, by a wide margin as soon as counting began. Her lead widened by Nov. 12 with 55,895 votes to Melendrez’s 38,834

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Athletic directors examine return of sports to Riverside City College, Norco College

By Jesus Coronel The Riverside City College Athletics Department has drafted a plan to have sports return in January, assuming the district is able to fund the testing necessary to keep student athletes safe and COVID-19 does not worsen. Kaladon Stewart, RCC acting athletic director, was tasked with completing a cost-analysis of personal protective equipment,

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State propositions, local measures results

In a previous version of this story, we incorrectly switched the “yes” and “no” percentages for Propositions, 14, 15 and 16. The percentages seen now reflect the correct status of these propositions. By Joyce Nugent California Proposition 14 – Passed Authorizes $5.5 billion bonds for the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to educational, nonprofit,

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Associated Students of Riverside City College prepare second stimulus package

By Rolinda Espinoza Riverside City College student government is planning a second round of stimulus money for students, with an emphasis on serving undocumented students.  Stimulus money was first provided to Community Colleges through the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to help students who were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The CARES

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Supplier of firearms used in 2015 San Bernardino terror attack receives 20-year sentence

By Erik Galicia The former Riverside City College student who supplied weapons used to kill 14 people in the 2015 San Bernardino terror attack was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Oct. 23. Enrique Marquez Jr., 28, attended RCC between 2009 and 2011. He pleaded guilty in February 2017 to conspiring to provide material

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Black Lives Matter and pro-Trump rally confront each other downtown

By Erik Galicia The vitriol of some of Donald Trump’s supporters was put on display in downtown Riverside when Black Lives Matter activists responded to a rally in favor of the president Oct. 18. At one point, Black Lives Matter activists Junior Vilchiz, Azley Tellez Rivera and Kai King walked over to the pro-Trump demonstration

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Riverside mayoral candidates talk homelessness, city budget, jobs

By Erik Galicia Riverside voters will choose between a city council member and a school board official when they elect their next mayor. Andy Melendrez, Ward 2 representative, and Patricia Lock Dawson, Riverside Unified School District trustee, advanced to a runoff election after beating four other candidates during the city’s initial mayoral election March 3.

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