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Art walks back to downtown streets

By Tyrese Blue Riverside’s  monthly Life Arts Center Artwalk made its return to downtown after a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19. The building itself was originally built in 1909 and was initially a YMCA. It was designed in the style of Italian Renaissance architecture and is now considered a historic site. Normally, there would also

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Prison reform town hall amplifies voices of formerly incarcerated community

By Timothy Lewis People of all backgrounds have captured the narrative of police brutality on video, but what is overlooked is the mistreatment of incarcerated individuals in the criminal justice system. The Riverside chapter of the NAACP held a prison reform town hall April 21 in partnership with Riverside Justice Table and other local and

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EDITORIAL: Making specialist position full-time in best interest of RCC and journalism program

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board Viewpoints is wrapping up the 2020-2021 academic year with a total of 27 regional, state and national awards. By the end of the month, we will have published 14 issues this year that provided pivotal COVID-19 coverage for the Riverside Community College District and its surrounding communities. But many may

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OPINION: Riverside is in dire need of more immediate greenhouse gas reductions

By Sigifredo Macias Riverside is an average-sized town by California standards. It can be hard to think a city of its size could have an effect on greenhouse gas emissions. Emissions are very important to recognize due to the effects they have on the climate crisis. It’s no surprise that the city of Riverside has

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Protest photographer details front lines of SoCal movements

By Erik Galicia Los Angeles police officers — geared up with the riot equipment that came to characterize law enforcement over the past year — moved in formation through an Echo Park alleyway. An intense protest of hundreds faced off with police March 25 over the city’s intent to clear the park of homeless encampments.

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California Big City Mayors ask state for largest homelessness solutions investment in US history

By Erik Galicia A coalition of mayors of California’s 13 largest cities are asking the state’s leadership to commit $20 billion over the next five years to address homelessness. If approved in the state budget, it would be the largest monetary commitment to tackling homelessness in the country’s history. The group, Big City Mayors, urged

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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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Starry nights under groovy lights

By Jacob Quezada Adapting to COVID-19 restrictions proved difficult for downtown Riverside’s art scene, but recovery for these small, local businesses is on the horizon. Chelsea Franzer and Chris Perez, art enthusiasts and owners of The Paint Sesh, see this hope rising as pandemic restrictions are lifted. Known for their inclusiveness and judge-free attitude, the

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‘Girls on the run’ for life-skills

By Tyrese Blue A unique program for school-age girls founded 24 years ago on the other side of the country has made it to Riverside. Girls on the Run is an after school program for third to eighth grade girls. It aims to teach girls to be active, kind and about consent. It also combines

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Punks support autism advocacy in Riverside

By Cheetara Piry An energetic and intimate gathering of people found themselves at a park browsing vampire-fanged earrings, chunky chain-linked chokers and intentionally offensive t-shirts calling out the KKK.  A punk scene girl duo and behavioral therapists spearheaded their first mutual aid event to promote autism awareness to extend research featuring dozens of female-ran vendors

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