By Cheetara Piry Two former Riverside City College students took advantage of its vast catalog and affordability, consequently becoming successful entrepreneurs who built an oasis in the heart of Downtown Riverside. The latest addition to downtown’s growing number of small businesses, Meraki Plants is a female-owned indoor plant nursery that showcases thousands of lush and
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By Holland Snipes Sisters Nadia and Vera Lee sat in their Downtowne Bookstore on a slow Monday afternoon. A few people came in to browse but the store has seen busier days. “Our store sales this year were about 50% of our previous year, but our online sales were about 60% better,” Vera Lee said.
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
The Festival of Light event brings a little of the Winter Wonderland experience to the Inland Empire every year over a five weeks span, from Nov. 28, 2014 through Jan. 6, 2015, at the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa.
Published Nov. 24, 2014 Josa Lamont | Features Editor Riverside is the kind of city that builds people into a success story. Board of Trustees President Virginia Blumenthal went to Poly High School and attended her prom at the Mission Inn. When she was in high school she used to put on makeup with her
Joshua Wilson | Special to Viewpoints May 29, 2014 “Business as usual” is no longer a term the city of Riverside can use for the downtown area. Riverside has been experiencing an unusual change in the pace of business thanks to the arrival of Live Nation, one of the nation’s leading entertainment providers. Live Nation
Danyel Whyte | Staff Writer May 15, 2014 Retailers surrounding the Mission Inn showcased the creative community of Downtown Riverside with clothing and fashion. Riverside Community College contributed through hair & makeup and added to the art of the city by styling more than 100 different models at the Destination Style Spring Fashion Show on
JOSHUA LAKEY | STAFF WRITER The 22nd annual haunted “Ghost Walk” kicked off in gruesome, ghastly and wicked fashion in the downtown Mission Inn and Main Street area of Riverside this past Saturday and Sunday Oct. 25 through the 26. Hosted by the California Riverside Ballet Studio, this year’s Ghost Walk carried on with traditionally fun filled spooky themed attractions that children in costumes and