By Adriana Lopez The annual Dickens Festival took over downtown Riverside on Feb. 23 and 24. The festival’s driving force, Carolyn Grant and Joan Patton, believed Riverside was in need of an event that promoted literacy and Dickens Festival would serve as the vessel. In 1992 the festival came to fruition and was held downtown.
Stacy Soriano | Viewpoints by Patrick Tindall It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, but the Dicken’s Festival is always the best of times! From Feb. 23-24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Downtown Riverside is hosting its 26th annual Dickens Festival. Lively events include a grand parade, an author’s