Category: Spotlight

Art walks back to downtown streets

By Tyrese Blue Riverside’s  monthly Life Arts Center Artwalk made its return to downtown after a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19. The building itself was originally built in 1909 and was initially a YMCA. It was designed in the style of Italian Renaissance architecture and is now considered a historic site. Normally, there would also

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The Rat Hole takes you down a rabbit hole of vintage records

By Jacob Quezada Steve Jobs made history with the reveal of the iPod in 2001, and while the music industry sailed into the future, it was somehow also cast into oblivion. The days of the Walkman would be long gone, nevermind the cassette player, and you could totally forget about the vinyl record player. But

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Protest photographer details front lines of SoCal movements

By Erik Galicia Los Angeles police officers — geared up with the riot equipment that came to characterize law enforcement over the past year — moved in formation through an Echo Park alleyway. An intense protest of hundreds faced off with police March 25 over the city’s intent to clear the park of homeless encampments.

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Southeastern California’s unique desert landscape

Photos and story by Angel Peña Located about 50 miles east of Palm Springs lies a protected area of desert that is home to stunning rock formations, unique wildlife and several different types of desert plants.  Named after its iconic trees, Joshua Tree National Park became the 54th national park October 31, 1994. Since then,

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‘Girls on the run’ for life-skills

By Tyrese Blue A unique program for school-age girls founded 24 years ago on the other side of the country has made it to Riverside. Girls on the Run is an after school program for third to eighth grade girls. It aims to teach girls to be active, kind and about consent. It also combines

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Norte Vista High School Football Coach Cultivates Success

By Daniel Hernandez The Norte Vista football team is consistently dominant on the field and it can be attributed, in large part, to the man holding the reigns. Head coach Ken Batdorf has been a part of the Norte Vista football program for 26 years and has no plans of slowing down. The Norte Vista

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RCC showcases Beauty and the Beast

Performance Riverside has started showcasing a production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in the Riverside City College Landis Performing Arts Center.