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Vaccinations begin in Riverside, Norco College instructors recall experience getting the shot

By Jacob Quezada The City of Riverside provided 460 first dosages of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in partnership with Curative on Jan. 30. Amongst those eligible for the first round of vaccines at the Riverside Convention Center were Norco College instructors Alexis Grey and Rick Mansikka. Grey and Mansikka, a married couple who teach anthropology

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Riverside mayor gives first State of the City Address

By Daniela Ramirez A city reeling from the pandemic and racial divide seen last year looked to Riverside’s new mayor as she talked economic recovery, equity and housing during her first State of the City Address. The annual address was recorded at the Fox Performing Arts Center in downtown Riverside and aired Jan. 28. Mayor

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Riverside County gives Sheriff’s Department approval for $3.3 million grant application

By Erik Galicia The Riverside County Board of Supervisors authorized the Sheriff’s Department to apply for $3,321,765 in emergency pandemic funding despite heavy mistrust expressed by public commenters. Funds would be provided through the California Board of State and Community Corrections and are required to be used for pandemic response, with a focus on meeting

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Serrano family attorneys call for meeting with Riverside County District Attorney

By Erik Galicia The attorneys representing the family of Ernie Serrano, a man who died in Riverside County Sheriff’s custody Dec. 15, are calling for increased transparency from the district attorney in his investigation of the controversial incident. Justice X law firm attorneys and family members spoke outside the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office on

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Downtown Riverside protest demands justice for Ernie Serrano

By Erik Galicia Calls for racial justice and defunding the police returned to the streets of downtown Riverside in light of county sheriff’s deputies’ controversial arrest of a Jurupa Valley man who died in their custody. Ernie Teddy Serrano, 33, stopped breathing in a Rubidoux Stater Bros. on Dec. 15 shortly after a struggle with

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Death of man in Riverside County Sheriff’s custody caused by deputies’ hold, attorneys argue

By Erik Galicia The attorneys representing the family of a Jurupa Valley man who died shortly after being arrested Dec. 15 are arguing his cause of death can be attributed to the way Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies held him down, in effect preventing him from breathing. Ernie Serrano, 33, stopped breathing while in custody at

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Sheriff says overdose caused death of man after altercation with deputies in Riverside County

By Erik Galicia Preliminary findings in the case of a Jurupa Valley man who died after an altercation with police indicated his cause of death was acute methamphetamine intoxication leading to fatal arrhythmia during the incident. Ernie Serrano, 33, was pronounced dead in a hospital the night of Dec. 15 after a long struggle with

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Riverside inaugurates new mayor

By Erik Galicia After eight years in office, Riverside’s outgoing mayor said his goodbyes and handed the mayoral gavel to the city’s new leader. Patricia Lock Dawson took Rusty Bailey’s seat and presided over the Riverside City Council for the first time Dec. 8. “Our new chapter starts today,” Dawson said. “The city has sizable

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Emeritus Wall honors past Riverside City College faculty

By Chloe Hunter A project 10 years in the making has finally come to fruition just inside the north entrance to the Riverside City College A.G. Paul Quadrangle. In the short hallway leading to the courtyard stands the Emeritus wall, adorned with bronze plaques commemorating the service and dedication of RCC faculty. The “emeritus” status

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Riverside City College receives $1 million grant from Bank of America

By Liv Drobny Bank of America announced an award of $1 million to Riverside City College on Nov. 18 with the goal of creating a jobs initiative meant to support students of color in their career development. “Bank of America is a good friend of the college,” RCC President Gregory Anderson said. “They all have

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