Category: Obituary

Riverside City College honors memory of Joe Anguiano

By Cheetara Piry The Riverside City College community remembers Joe Anguiano as a passionate, proud Chicano and a devoted family man. Anguiano, an English instructor, died Jan. 7. Anguiano received his master’s degree in Latin American and Chicano literature at Cal State Fullerton and bachelor’s degree in journalism at Cal State Los Angeles, going on

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Riverside City College football coach, student-athlete mentor dies

By Aniela Russo A long-time Riverside City College assistant football coach has died at the age of 60. Mike Richey coached at RCC for 15 years and specialized in coaching linebackers and defensive backs. His leadership helped the Tigers achieve an undefeated National championship in 2019, which was RCC’s first in 30 years. “If anyone

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Local boxing prospect dies in Moreno Valley

By Lesly Gonzalez Labor day is supposed to be a day of festivities, barbecues and gatherings with family and friends.  This year it resulted in the murder of up-and-coming boxer Danny Gonzalez. Gonzalez, along with two minors, was shot in Moreno Valley the night of Sept. 7. He died at 22 years old. “He was

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Riverside City College dance instructor dies at 56

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect Carreras’ husband’s name as Brendan, not Sebastian. By Stephanie Arenas Riverside City College dance instructor Sofia Carreras died April 24 after her long battle with breast cancer. Carreras was born March 24, 1964 in Igualada, Spain. At 14, she and her family moved to Sacramento, where she

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Riverside City College District student Valeria Viveros, 20, dies from COVID-19 complications

By Saida Maalin A nursing student working on the front lines of the pandemic died April 10 from COVID-19 complications. 20 year-old Valeria Viveros, also known as Valerie, was a former Riverside City College District student, according to Robert Schmidt Senior Public Affairs Officer for RCCD.  Viveros showed symptoms and rushed to Corona Hospital where

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Riverside City College student Claudia Lucrey, 29, dies in crash

By Saida Maalin Claudia Cloud Lucrey, a beloved leader, friend and all around inspiration for many at Riverside City College passed away in a motorcycle collision March 10. She was 29 years old. Lucrey was the vice president of the Sexuality and Gender Acceptance Club for two semesters. Her partner of two years, Gabriela Mena,

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