Supporting ‘Totally Mt. Rubidoux’

Supporting ‘Totally Mt. Rubidoux’

As most residents of Riverside (and the region) are well aware, a controversy developed late last year over the Serra Cross atop Mount Rubidoux. Last August, Americans United for Separation of Church and State sent a letter questioning the constitutionality of the cross on account it was a religious symbol on public land. (Mount Rubidoux was deeded to the city…

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Solemn goodbye to Riverside officer Michael Crain

Solemn goodbye to Riverside officer Michael Crain

With several thousand in attendance, including police officers from throughout California and the West, the community of Riverside said goodbye to slain police officer Michael Crain on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Services began at The Grove Community Church before continuing at Riverside National Cemetery where Crain, 34, was laid to rest. Prior to his 11-years with Riverside Police, Crain served in…

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GO: Farrell’s triumphant return to Riverside!

GO: Farrell’s triumphant return to Riverside!

After nearly 30 years — and several months of anticipation — Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour is once again back in Riverside! The relaunched chain held a grand opening this week for its 5th (and largest) restaurant near Riverside’s Castle Park. Those who grew up in Southern California during the 1970s and 1980s will fondly remember Farrell’s. The festive atmosphere combined…

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Forever 21 closes Riverside Plaza store

Forever 21 closes Riverside Plaza store

As expected, clothing retailer Forever 21 closed its Riverside Plaza location this past weekend, leaving the Plaza’s largest building vacant. F21 opened at the Plaza in August 2009 replacing Gottschalks, which closed a month earlier as that chain ceased operations. The building dates back to 1957 when constructed for San Bernardino-based Harris’, which remained in the building as Harris-Gottschalks following…

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‘Festival of Lights’ marks 20th season

‘Festival of Lights’ marks 20th season

This year marks a milestone as the annual Festival of Lights marks its 20th season. What began in 1993 as a modest, hotel-only event has grown into one of the premier holiday lights displays in the country. Each year, thousands of visitors gather in and around the Mission Inn and along the pedestrian mall in downtown Riverside for the daily…

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Riverside Municipal Auditorium reopens following renovation

Riverside Municipal Auditorium reopens following renovation

After nearly two years of renovation and seismic upgrades, downtown Riverside’s historic Municipal Auditorium was rededicated by city officials during an open house held earlier this month. Included in the $10 million makeover of the 1928-29 structure is better seating, lighting, acoustics and fully-renovated lower level and backstage areas. A large open area in front of the stage allows for…

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Expansion project underway for Riverside Freeway into downtown

Expansion project underway for Riverside Freeway into downtown

Drivers using the 91 Freeway in Riverside of late have noticed construction barriers, closed bridges and the removal of large swaths of landscaping along six miles of the freeway from Adams Street into downtown Riverside. The changes are part of a $232 million HOV lane project that began this past Spring. Expected to be completed in 2015, the project includes…

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Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour returning to Riverside

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour returning to Riverside

Update – July 19: We’ve added an artist depiction of the new Riverside location Get ready to ring the bells and sound the sirens for “The Zoo” and the “Pig’s Trough” as the much beloved Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour is returning to Riverside! The recently relaunched chain announced plans a few days ago that it will open its fifth Southern…

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