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Downtown Parking Rates Revisited by City Council

Community input encouraged through surveys prior to September 9

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Tio, I Don’t Think We’re in Riverside Anymore

Artist-restauranteur Martin Sanchez raids the recycle bin to create wildly imaginative art at Tio's Tacos. Two of his pieces have made their way to The Cheech.

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Reserved admission tickets to summer entry at The Cheech available on-site

Opening Day tickets to the center are sold out. Regular summer admission tickets may still be purchased at either Riverside Art Museum location.

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Beyond gems and tea: Longest-running family-operated apothecary store in Southern California gives back to the community

The shop, located in Downtown Riverside, is a jack-of-all-trades place of wonder providing small but quality items to its longtime customers.

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A Redwood planted in Low Park more than 100 years ago tells an unknown story about Riversiders and Major League Baseball

In 1914, the Chicago White Sox played a game in Riverside's Evans Park against the Los Angeles Angels. Riversiders asked the winning team to plant a tree in remembrance of the rare event.

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Riverside Public Library Foundation will host a gala fundraiser in support of local, city libraries

Funds raised for the event will support Riverside Public Library programs and resources. RPLF President said the goal is to celebrate the mission of supporting lifelong learning and creating a resilient Riverside.

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This week at City Hall: March 22

City Council will consider approving new rules and speed limits for several roadways this week, the Museum of Riverside has special upcoming events and the annual report on cases of officer-involved deaths and citizen complaints will be reviewed.

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This week at City Hall: Feb. 15

A $3.1 million Urban Area Security Initiative grant seeks approval in the City Council, municipal code changes are considered concerning the sale of cannabis, and PSET may see expansion.

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Residents provided honest positive, negative feedback during mayor’s get-to-know-you meeting

Downtown and Northside residents praise city improvements but criticize housing and homelessness crises during Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson's eighth tour date.

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Three receptions, one night: The RAM celebrates Winter exhibitions

The museum hosted opening ceremonies for three separate exhibits Saturday to celebrate its current on-display artwork.

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Annual Riverside Lunar Festival to return to downtown this weekend with more vendors and festivities

After being postponed in 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions, Panana Events is bringing the Lunar Festival back to Riverside to kick off the Lunar New Year.

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This week at City Hall: Jan. 18

The City Council reviews city financial reports, the mayor's veto power gets reviewed, and an affordable housing block in Casa Blanca is considered.

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Riverside’s White Park and the history of an early “Festival of Lights”

A look into the origins of one of the nation's largest holiday light displays located in the heart of Riverside.

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UCR exhibit shares history of Riverside’s unknown Koreatown

Pachappa Camp was one of the first known U.S. settlements by Korean immigrants. The town had great impact on the future of Korean politics.

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Historic, annual Mission Inn Run draws in thousands during in-person weekend festivities

Participants of the annual run show out in large numbers, many accompanied with their pet dogs, despite concerns of the spread of COVID-19.

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Leadership Riverside ‘resiliency’ mural project underway after committee selects local street artist for the job

The mural downtown will honor the brave Riversiders and frontline workers who strengthened the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This week at City Hall: Oct. 12

Vine Street Mobility Hub designs finalized, the council reviews property agreements, and the city may receive multi-million dollar increase for homelessness prevention.

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Downtown arts district’s potential eight-story project

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New downtown mural marks anniversary of Bryant’s death

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