Out & About – 08/07/2010

Main Street pedestrian mall Slideshow: Out & About This past weekend saw us out and about downtown on both Friday and Saturday. On Friday evening, downtown was relatively busy as a special screening of “Gone With the Wind” brought a sold-out audience to the newly-restored Fox Performing Arts Center. The showing included appearances from 4 of the 7 surviving cast…

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Pecuiliar post-war commercial add-ons

Scattered around downtown Riverside one will find a few remaining commercial “add-on” oddities from the post-war years. Here are two of the more obvious ones we’ve noticed. 2010Tenth Street First up is this house located on Tenth Street. We’re not sure of the original home’s date, but city permits show an addition valued at approximately $5,000 was built around 1947….

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Out & About – 01/24/2010

San Bernardino peak, one of the highest points in Southern California, as seen from an orange grove in east Highland Slideshow: Out & About Sunday was a postcard perfect day in Inland Southern California as a week-long sky full of heavy rain and dark clouds gave way to bright sunshine and snow-capped mountains. The picturesque views evoked colorful scenes from…

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Out & About – 12/19/2009

Festive decorations at every corner during downtown Riverside’s yearly ‘Festival of Lights’ Slideshow: Out & About On Saturday evening, we spent a couple hours browsing and shopping during the annual ‘Festival of Lights’ in downtown Riverside, snapping a few photos — and finding a few nice surprises along the way. First, it was great to once again see the storefront…

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Out & About – 10/20/2009

Crews work on the new crossing at Mission Inn Avenue as part of the pedestrian mall makeover in downtown Riverside Slideshow: Out & About This week found us taking a stroll along downtown’s Main Street pedestrian mall during a workday lunch, where we encountered others also taking in the fall-like weather. Further up, we noticed both the main entrance and…

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Out & About – 10/14/2008

Flash: Out & About slideshow 2008Incorporating the old RIR logo 2008March Field Air Museum 2008An original WWI-era planetraced back to March Field This past weekend saw us check the status on a few ongoing projects in downtown Riverside, including Regency Tower and Main Street Pedestrian Mall as both projects continue moving along. We also managed to take a nice snapshot…

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Downtown Riverside at sunset

Downtown Riverside at sunset

Situated approximately 1 mile west of downtown Riverside is Mount Rubidoux, a small but impressive hill overlooking the city. Rising 1,364 feet above sea level, the rocky hill gets its name from Jurupa Rancho owner Louis Robidoux (note the different spelling) who settled in the area during the mid-1800s. In 1906, Mount Rubidoux was acquired by Frank A. Miller of…

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Out & About – 06/15/2008

Out & About – 06/15/2008

The past two weekends saw us at opposite ends of Riverside. Last weekend, we had the chance to take in the reopened Arlington Branch Library. While there, we took a few photos of the nearby Arlington Village commercial area. This weekend, we spent some time downtown checking in on the refurbishing of the Main Street Pedestrian Mall. About 5 miles…

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