Category: Local

Riverside community stands against anti-AAPI hate crimes

By Cheetara Piry Several dozens gathered in solidarity in downtown Riverside to denounce xenophobia and hate against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. The diverse crowd converged at the memorial for Dosan Anh Chang-Ho, a Korean independence activist, at the intersection of Main Street and University Avenue at midday March 27. Rep. Mark

Continue reading

RCCD science instructors discuss COVID-19 vaccines

By Holland Snipes Does anyone you know believe the COVID-19 vaccine works by changing a recipient’s DNA? As vaccinations roll out, a Zoom conference March 19 featuring Riverside Community College District faculty aimed to educate and dispel such myths. The event, hosted by the Riverside City College STEM Engagement Center, featured guest speakers with scientific

Continue reading

Riverside County District Attorney, Sheriff argue against proposed state amendment

By Jessica Lopez  The Riverside County Sheriff and District Attorney argued against their perceptions of the current state of criminal justice reform March 11. The virtual Conservative Republican Town Hall, hosted by Town Hall Central and the East Valley Republican Women Federated, discussed a California constitutional amendment introduced by State Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager, D-Los Angeles,

Continue reading

Hemet High School girl’s soccer team controls the field vs Ramona High

By Daniela Ramirez Pre-season soccer has finally begun for local high schools. The Hemet High School Bulldogs took over the field on March 17 at Ramona High School with a 2-1 win over the Rams during both teams’ third game of the season. Hemet has no freshman or junior varsity team this season. All the

Continue reading

WARD 2 CANDIDATE: Jose Antonio Huerta, educator, East Side native

By Sigifredo Macias Jose Antonio Huerta was raised in the East Side. The Ward 2 native also attended Riverside City College. He believes this sets him apart from his opponents. Growing up in the area allowed him to see what things have changed in the city and what things have not. He witnessed the pressures

Continue reading

WARD 2 CANDIDATE: Clarissa Cervantes, former union organizer, legislative representative

By Jessica Lopez As a former legislative representative for Ward 3 councilman Andy Melendrez, Clarissa Cervantes has worked with residents in the UC Riverside area for years.  Cervantes met directly with neighborhood groups every month. She has worked with Riverside’s Public Works Department, addressing traffic in the city and other constituents’ needs. She said she

Continue reading

WARD 2 CANDIDATE: Aram Ayra, Riverside Mutual Aid Network co-founder

By Jessica Lopez A community organizer out of UC Riverside, Aram Ayra was inspired to run for city council by what he called a disconnect between the university and its surrounding residents.  Drawing from his experiences as a former student and staff member, Ayra argued that the city has underutilized UC Riverside as an engine

Continue reading

Local high school athletics schedules

By Bianca Macias After months of starving for sports due to the COVID-19, hungry High School athletes have packed their bags and put their game faces back on just in time for a Spring 2021 season.  Do you find yourself just as hungry for sports as these athletes have been? Well, then you’ve come to

Continue reading

City of Riverside approves bonds for St. Michael’s Project

By Erik Galicia The development of apartments meant to aid homeless people and low-income families took a step forward March 2 as the Riverside City Council approved bonds of up to $15 million for the project. The St. Michael’s Project, a 50-unit permanent supportive housing building set for construction on St. Michael’s Episcopal Church property

Continue reading

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

Continue reading