Category: Briefs

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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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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Propositions on the California ballot

Prop 14 A “yes” vote supports issuing $5.5 billion in general obligation bonds to the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, which suspended new projects in 2019 due to low funds. No more than 7.5% of the bonds would be used on operation costs. Remaining funds would go toward research grants, trials, facility start-ups and stem

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Measures on the Riverside ballot

Measure Q If passed, Riverside City Council vacancies will be filled through special elections, not appointments, when the open term is more than one year long. Council members appointed to fill spots with less than one year left in the term will not be allowed to list themselves as incumbents or council members during the

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News Brief: Norco College awarded $3.99 million in federal grants

By Jose Venegas The Federal Department of Education awarded three grants totaling $3.99 million to Norco College over the next five years.  The grant will contribute to Student Support Services for low-income, disabled and first generation students, as well as the development of a new STEM program. Student Support Services at Norco College provide a

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News Briefs Aug. 20

RCC Welcome Week 2020 This year’s Welcome Week will be broadcast on Riverside City College’s YouTube channel from Aug. 17 to 22. The Admissions and Records Department will hold a presentation on education rights entitled “Protecting Your Lair” on Aug. 20. Engagement centers and academic deans will broadcast a welcome message Aug. 21. Campus police

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April 9 News Briefs

By Erik Galicia Face covering ordered Riverside County Public Health Officer Cameron Kaiser ordered everyone to stay home unless absolutely necessary and to cover their faces when outside, effective April 5. The public gatherings ban does not apply to essential businesses. The face covering order does apply to essential workers. Appropriate face coverings include bandanas,

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News Brief: Prop 13

By Erik Galicia Tomorrow California voters will decide whether or not to make way for $15 billion in bonds for projects at public schools. Not to be confused with the state’s 1978 Proposition 13 that capped property tax rate increases at 1%, this year’s Proposition 13, also known as the School and College Facilities Bond,

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News Brief: Bond Measure A

By Erik Galicia The Riverside Community College District’s proposed Measure A, which seeks $715 million for improvements around the district, will be decided by local voters tomorrow. According to the district’s website, Measure A’s general provisions include: Replacing substandard roofs, plumbing and electrical systems Improving access for disabled students Modernizing classrooms, career training facilities and

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