Tag: Riverside Unified School District

Riverside Unified School District students push for change in sexual harassment policies

By Elaina Kleven What began with one Riverside student noticing a problem with sexual harassment in the school district resulted in thousands of supporters calling for change. Temi Salaam, a sophomore at Martin Luther King High School, said that she heard stories of sexual harassment on the Riverside Unified School District campuses created a desire

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Riverside mayoral candidates talk homelessness, city budget, jobs

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.

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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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41st Annual Black History Month Parade educates Downtown Riverside about voting

By Saida Maalin The Riverside community united on Feb. 8 to celebrate the 41st Annual Black History Parade themed It Takes a Village: Let’s Vote.  The parade and expo was coordinated by the Adrian Dell and Carmen Roberts Foundation. According to Russell Ward, the parade co-Chair, the foundation consists of dedicated volunteers focused on 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.

Riverside City College professor arrested on suspicion of soliciting sex from minor

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

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