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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By Erik Galicia Riverside voters will choose between a city council member and a school board official when they elect their next mayor. Andy Melendrez, Ward 2 representative, and Patricia Lock Dawson, Riverside Unified School District trustee, advanced to a runoff election after beating four other candidates during the city’s initial mayoral election March 3.
By Aniela Russo A crowd gathered at the steps of the Riverside Historic Courthouse for a pro-police rally Sept. 12. Masks were few and far between as everyone bowed their heads in prayer for law enforcement officers. Demonstrators marched around downtown Riverside, eventually making it to the 14th Street bridge over the 91 freeway, and
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 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
Video Description: Thousands of demonstrators occupied the streets of Downtown Riverside for the Black Lives Matter protest in response to George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25. (Video by Daniel Hernandez | Viewpoints) Below is the flyer for the peaceful protest against police brutality June 1. The image was shared
By Erik Galicia Social media has proven itself time and time again to be an efficient means for the spread of false and harmful information. Members of Riverside City College’s Elohist Club, which focuses on preaching the World Mission Society Church of God’s version of Christianity, claim to have learned this through personal experience. What
Former Riverside City College football player Izaac Colunga has been identified as one of the two men who were shot at a house party in Riverside on March 3.
By Samantha Bartholomew A Riverside City College adjunct kinesiology professor was arrested Dec. 4 on suspicion of soliciting a minor for sex. According to a press release from the Riverside Police Department, detectives learned of a male suspect who had offered to pay a person who was presenting themselves as a girl under the age
An Open Forum will be held with Riverside Community College District and Local Police on May 18 from 12:45-2:30pm in the Digital Library Auditorium.