Tag: downtown

Festival of Lights brightens downtown in a family friendly renowned event

Published Nov. 30, 2014 John Villanueva | Staff Writer   When the sun goes down and the lights grow bright around the holidays, it brings out certain comfort and happiness in people that can’t be described. The Festival of Lights is an event the City of Riverside and the Mission Inn host every year, this

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Marble Flesh artists work with The Walking Sugar Skulls

Nov. 13, 2014 John Villanueva | Staff Writer Beautifully painted men and women competed for best Catrina designs in Riverside to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. People flooded Ninth and Market Streets with decorative sugar skull face paintings to commemorate the dead on Nov 2. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead celebration,

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‘T-Rex’ remains in Riverside Fire Department memory

Nov. 13, 2014 Joshua Wilson | Staff Writer What was supposed to be a normal day for the Riverside Fire Department became a day that changed the organization forever on Nov. 5, 2005. That day, the Riverside Fire Department received one of its most crushing blows as they lost a dear brother. Fire Engine 3

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RCC Spotlight: Augie’s takes coffee to a personal level

Michael Isberto | Staff Writer Oct. 30, 2014 There’s just something special about small independent coffee shops. They have this “je ne sais quoi,” something people can feel in the air. Some of those shops can even feel like home.  Augie’s Coffee House is one of those places. “More than just creating drinks for customers,”

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Zombies strike downtown Riverside

Images courtesy of Robbie Silver

Images by Michael Isberto Michael Isberto | Staff Writer October 30, 2014 The streets downtown were filled with zombies, ghosts and skeletons, but it wasn’t a scene from a scary movie set: it was the fourth annual Riverside Zombie Crawl. People who happened to be walking around the Main Street Civic Plaza in Riverside for the

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Wend is more than just a starving artist

Michael Isberto | Staff Writer Oct. 16, 2014 Riverside native Geoff Gouveia is an artist to watch out for, but you won’t find any art pieces signed with that name. As an artist he goes by Wend, which means to proceed or to go in English. Inspired by a graffiti art show in 2010, Gouveia

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Conkerite calls on the community to make Back to the Grind ADA accessible

Photos and Article by Michael Isberto | Staff Writer Sept. 18, 2014 When small independent coffee shops flourish, they can be the gems of a city. Back to the Grind has thrived as one of the premiere coffee shops Riverside for the past 18 years in the heart of the city’s historic downtown area. Operating out

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A bookworm’s delight

AMINA SAMREEN SALAHUDDIN | ASST. FEATURES EDITOR   Just at the corner, passing through an arched walkway and along side an old building leads one into a quaint and cozy downtown bookstore. The Downtowne Bookstore, located on Main Street near the Mission Inn, was established in 1979 and offers a classic and cozy little place

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Local produce finds its way downtown

JASMINE RAMIREZ | STAFF WRITER Early Saturday mornings, while the sun is gleaming and the air is fresh, most are still sleeping from the previous day’s tasks, but local farmers are preparing their produce for the Riverside community at the Farmers Market in downtown Riverside. Located in the Riverside arts district on Main Street between

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