By Leo Cabral Clarissa Cervantes just became the second openly LGBTQ+ person on the council and the first woman elected to represent ward 2 on the Riverside City Council. It was a family affair for councilwoman Cervantes’ swearing-in ceremony July 13. Her daughter Autumn, Greg Cervantes Jr. and Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes conducted her Oath of
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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
By Jennipher Vasquez Riverside’s Ward 2 City Council candidates were cross examined by potential constituents during a live forum. The League of Women Voters hosted the virtual platform April 27, allowing five of the hopefuls an opportunity to respond to residents’ direct questions. Candidate Clarissa Cervantes, former union organizer and legislative representative for Councilman Andy
By Sigifredo Macias Jose Antonio Huerta was raised in the East Side. The Ward 2 native also attended Riverside City College. He believes this sets him apart from his opponents. Growing up in the area allowed him to see what things have changed in the city and what things have not. He witnessed the pressures
By Jessica Lopez A community organizer out of UC Riverside, Aram Ayra was inspired to run for city council by what he called a disconnect between the university and its surrounding residents. Drawing from his experiences as a former student and staff member, Ayra argued that the city has underutilized UC Riverside as an engine
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: Leana Padilla On Friday Oct. 25 Riverside City celebrated the fall festival at the Bobby Bonds Park. On display at the festival were various organizations that help support the city. One of the organizations was Farmworker Institute of Education & Leadership Development, founded by Cesar E. Chavez in 1978. They help the community by giving