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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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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Riverside will be hosting its annual Mariachi Festival Sept. 18 and 19 at Fairmont Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the first day and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. the second day.