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Brenda Flowers

Brenda Flowers is the Interim Managing Editor for the Gazette. For more than 30 years, she worked in local higher education and government. Brenda has a B.A. in journalism/photojournalism from San Jose State University and a M.Div. from Gateway Seminary. She is a freelance photographer and public relations/social media coordinator. Brenda is a longtime Riverside resident.

In Memoriam: Riverside leaders we lost in 2022

From educators to athletes, Riverside has been blessed to be home to many highly impactful leaders. Join us as we remember a few of the remarkable residents we lost in 2022.

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Crosstown Show Down ends with Lancers on top

The UCR Highlanders and CBU Lancers traded the lead throughout this crosstown rivalry between Riverside’s two Division 1 Men’s Basketball programs with the Lancers taking the game

Sports
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Festival of Lights in the run for Best Public Holiday Lights Display in the Country

Who is the fairest of them all - Tell others of your excitement for the Riverside Festival of Lights by voting in the USA Today– 10 Best Public Holiday Lights Display contest

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DoorDash Partners with the City and Local Pantries for Last-Mile Deliveries

Food travels to people, not the other way, through the innovative partnership Project DoorDash

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Pilot, who is grounded in airport management, takes over Riverside Airport leadership

Aviation professor puts academics to practice as General Manager of the Riverside Municipal Airport

Government
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Local Civil Rights Leaders realize a dream

Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California celebrates everyday people who fought to thrive in the face of fierce adversity and systemic racism

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Growing Riverside’s community through neighborhoods

Outstanding services to others is recognized by Riverside Neighborhood Partnership

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This week at City Hall, October 17–21

This Week In City Hall, a closed session will take place on Monday to consider the appointment and salary of the City Manager and Tuesday the open meetings will vote on approving grants and funds for the Mission Inn, Commodity Boxes and the addition and adoption of titles and chapter to the Riverside Municipal Code in regards to local fire codes.

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Junior League of Riverside distributes 500,000 diapers to families in need

JLR Diaper Bank of the Inland Empire monthly provides 15,000 diapers to help working families and mothers to make ends meet

Community
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Worker Shortage Not Just a Pandemic Problem in Southern California

Ability to meet current, future demand challenged; problem magnified in California due to housing scarcity

Business
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