Tag: Mission Inn

Downtown Riverside businesses strive to survive

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.

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Sheriff says overdose caused death of man after altercation with deputies in Riverside County

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

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RCC Spotlight: Virginia Blumenthal gives back to the city she came from

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

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Fox Theater casts limelight over downtown Riverside

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

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Fashion brings people together in downtown Riverside

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

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‘Ghost Walk’ haunts downtown

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

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