Tag: Riverside City Council

Clarissa Cervantes, Chuck Conder leading Riverside City Council race

By Jennipher Vasquez Clarissa Cervantes was in the lead for Ward 2 in the Riverside City Council elections as of June 9 by more than double the votes counted for Joe Paredes.  Ward 2, 4 and 6 election results will be updated on June 10 at 6 p.m. as ballots continue to be processed. Cervantes

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Riverside Police chief provides crime stats, oversight report to skeptical public

By Jonathan Ramirez The Riverside police chief provided an update on city crime statistics to a skeptical public at the City Council meeting April 20. Chief Larry Gonzalez’s report indicated that, while crime in Riverside has declined over the last five years, murder in the city has more than doubled since 2015. There were 21 homicides

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Cheech Marin talks Riverside’s soon-to-be Chicano Art Museum

By Alyssa Aldrete For many, Cheech Marin’s name is synonymous with his comedic partner Tommy Chong and the boom of stoner comedy back in the 1970s. Soon, however, Riverside residents may hear this name and have something entirely different come to mind – the world’s largest collection of Chicano art, right in our own backyard.

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Riverside inaugurates new mayor

By Erik Galicia After eight years in office, Riverside’s outgoing mayor said his goodbyes and handed the mayoral gavel to the city’s new leader. Patricia Lock Dawson took Rusty Bailey’s seat and presided over the Riverside City Council for the first time Dec. 8. “Our new chapter starts today,” Dawson said. “The city has sizable

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Measures on the Riverside ballot

Measure Q If passed, Riverside City Council vacancies will be filled through special elections, not appointments, when the open term is more than one year long. Council members appointed to fill spots with less than one year left in the term will not be allowed to list themselves as incumbents or council members during the

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Riverside City Council approves St. Michael’s housing project, some disapprove

By Jonathan Ramirez Construction of the controversial St. Michael’s Project, a 50 unit permanent supportive housing complex, was approved March 31 by the Riverside City Council despite heavy opposition. The 6-1 vote is set to provide aid to the homelessness population in Riverside. Chuck Conder of Ward 4 voted against the project.  The apartment complex

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Riverside mayoral candidates make their final cases before election day

By Erik Galicia Riverside’s six mayoral hopefuls talked homelessness, marijuana and bankruptcy on Feb. 26 during their final public forum before Tuesday’s election. “We need to address the people that don’t want help,” Acea Stapler, a county office assistant and retired U.S. Navy member, told potential voters at Avila’s Historic 1929.  “That is where the

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Riverside Unified School District board member Patricia Lock Dawson announces campaign for mayor

Patricia Lock Dawson, a Riverside Unified School District board member since 2011, announced Sept. 4, that she’s running for mayor.