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Vaccinations begin in Riverside, Norco College instructors recall experience getting the shot

By Jacob Quezada The City of Riverside provided 460 first dosages of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in partnership with Curative on Jan. 30. Amongst those eligible for the first round of vaccines at the Riverside Convention Center were Norco College instructors Alexis Grey and Rick Mansikka. Grey and Mansikka, a married couple who teach anthropology

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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 mayor gives first State of the City Address

By Daniela Ramirez A city reeling from the pandemic and racial divide seen last year looked to Riverside’s new mayor as she talked economic recovery, equity and housing during her first State of the City Address. The annual address was recorded at the Fox Performing Arts Center in downtown Riverside and aired Jan. 28. Mayor

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Downtown Riverside protest demands justice for Ernie Serrano

By Erik Galicia Calls for racial justice and defunding the police returned to the streets of downtown Riverside in light of county sheriff’s deputies’ controversial arrest of a Jurupa Valley man who died in their custody. Ernie Teddy Serrano, 33, stopped breathing in a Rubidoux Stater Bros. on Dec. 15 shortly after a struggle with

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Death of man in Riverside County Sheriff’s custody caused by deputies’ hold, attorneys argue

By Erik Galicia The attorneys representing the family of a Jurupa Valley man who died shortly after being arrested Dec. 15 are arguing his cause of death can be attributed to the way Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies held him down, in effect preventing him from breathing. Ernie Serrano, 33, stopped breathing while in custody at

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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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Community organizations provide aid to those in need in Riverside

By Neyra Rodriguez It will be a cold Christmas for those sleeping on the streets with nothing warm to wear or even eat.  Many are struggling this holiday season, but the low income and homeless populations are the ones struggling most. With government funding not providing, some local organizations are taking up the challenge of

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Where to give or receive this holiday season

By Keyshonna Simmons Spark of Love Toy Drive The Riverside Fire Department and ABC7 are teaming up for a toy drive running through Dec. 24. To make Christmas special for a child or teenager in Riverside, donate at the Cesar Chavez Community Center at 2060 University Ave., the Stratton Community Center at 2008 Martin Luther

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Dawson closes in on Riverside mayoral race win

By Erik Galicia Over a week after Election Day, it seems Patricia Lock Dawson, Riverside Unified School District trustee, will be the next mayor of Riverside. Dawson led Andy Melendrez, Ward 2 City Councilman, by a wide margin as soon as counting began. Her lead widened by Nov. 12 with 55,895 votes to Melendrez’s 38,834

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State propositions, local measures results

In a previous version of this story, we incorrectly switched the “yes” and “no” percentages for Propositions, 14, 15 and 16. The percentages seen now reflect the correct status of these propositions. By Joyce Nugent California Proposition 14 – Passed Authorizes $5.5 billion bonds for the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to educational, nonprofit,

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