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Citrus disease cripples Riverside agricultural sales

By Jacob Quezada Quarantine, infection, social distancing and disease have become an all too common part of our lexicon. Measures to take a hold of viral infections have shaped our lifestyle and industry. For Southern California citrus growers and essential agricultural workers, quarantine protocols for the infectious bacterial disease huanglongbing (HLB) antedates COVID-19. The incurable

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Proposal aims to provide opportunity for immigrants

By Julio Rodriguez President Joe Biden’s election has brought new hope to this country’s immigrant communities after years of former President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. For Vanessa Moreno, program director for “Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas,” an immigration advocacy organization, a new administration meant she could breathe easy. Being a beneficiary of the Deferred Action for

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Where to give or receive this holiday season

By Keyshonna Simmons Spark of Love Toy Drive The Riverside Fire Department and ABC7 are teaming up for a toy drive running through Dec. 24. To make Christmas special for a child or teenager in Riverside, donate at the Cesar Chavez Community Center at 2060 University Ave., the Stratton Community Center at 2008 Martin Luther

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Services continue at Riverside City College

By Aniela Russo As we come to the end of another pandemic semester, Riverside City College resource availability continues to grow online and offer more help. Counseling Counseling sessions are now available on Mondays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 3 p.m. If you are interested in joining this group, please email Natalie.Colon@rccd.edu. To have

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The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens raises conservation awareness

By Joyce Nugent Eleven international conservationists who partner with The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens shared their wildlife conservation programs’ success at the International Desert Conservation Summit on Nov. 14, where 138 attendees from 12 different countries celebrated each organization’s dedication to preserving the planet. “Although we had originally planned to host this event on-grounds

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Riverside County voting operations run smoothly, spokespeople say

By Erik Galicia Voting center operations in Riverside County ran smoothly on Election Day despite having less than half of the locations and workers available than in previous years, according to county officials. Brooke Federico, Riverside County Executive Office public information officer, reported that the county offered 600 polling places and employed 3,500 poll workers

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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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Nation’s largest breast cancer awareness organization holds conference, shares resources

By Jennipher Vasquez The largest breast cancer organization in the country has been hosting a free online conference to openly discuss metastatic breast cancer and share online resources with patients and caregivers. The New York and Los Angeles affiliates of Susan G. Komen, the organization behind the effort, partnered up to stream The LA to

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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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County, state prepare for mail-in voting

By Rolinda Espinoza COVID-19 has changed the way we do a lot of things this year. Voting is no exception. Some states have implemented measures intended to increase mail voting in the upcoming election, which will be held Nov. 3. Some residents of Riverside County who have never voted with absentee ballots are now relying

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