Tag: fairmount park

Punks support autism advocacy in Riverside

By Cheetara Piry An energetic and intimate gathering of people found themselves at a park browsing vampire-fanged earrings, chunky chain-linked chokers and intentionally offensive t-shirts calling out the KKK.  A punk scene girl duo and behavioral therapists spearheaded their first mutual aid event to promote autism awareness to extend research featuring dozens of female-ran vendors

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Community organizations provide aid to those in need in Riverside

By Neyra Rodriguez It will be a cold Christmas for those sleeping on the streets with nothing warm to wear or even eat.  Many are struggling this holiday season, but the low income and homeless populations are the ones struggling most. With government funding not providing, some local organizations are taking up the challenge of

Continue reading

Riverside march calls for an end to migrant child detention

By Erik Galicia Calls for the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the end to the detention of migrant children filled the streets of downtown Riverside on June 26. “Black and Brown unity,” marchers chanted, many of them Black Lives Matter supporters. “The people united will never be divided.” Protesters first gathered at Fairmount

Continue reading

Riverside comes together to celebrate Juneteenth

By Erik Galicia A celebration broke out amidst nationwide protests against police brutality to honor Juneteenth at Fairmount Park in Riverside. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day Union forces issued the emancipation of slaves in Galveston, Texas. President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation at the start of 1863, but the Civil War

Continue reading

Protests continue as hundreds peacefully march on the Riverside County Courthouse

By Erik Galicia Nearly two weeks of national protests against racial violence continued June 7 in Riverside with another large demonstration that peacefully marched downtown to demand justice for George Floyd and other victims of police brutality. Hundreds met at Fairmount Park in Riverside at noon and kicked off the demonstration with performances by local

Continue reading

Make-A-Wish brings hope to I.E.

news

Shedding light on Fairmount Park on an otherwise gloomy morning, the sixth-annual Walk for Wishes event looked forward to fulfilling the dreams of children battling life threatening illnesses in the surrounding communities of Riverside County April 9.

Briefs: The upcoming walks

news

Riverside walk for wishes

Make a Wish foundation will be at Fairmount Park April 9 at 7:30 a.m. for its annual Riverside Walk for Wishes event. There will be a spirit walk in the morning followed by vendors, games, prizes and live entertainment. For more information about the event contact Sarah Pizzaruso event coordinator at 714-573-9474.