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Riverside Police hosts free car seat fittings monthly

Before you head out on the road this summer, have your child’s car seat checked by a certified technician for proper fit and installation. The Riverside Police Department will host…

Convicted robber gets $7.8M for being shot by sheriff after robbing elderly woman

Convicted robber gets $7.8M for being shot by sheriff after robbing elderly woman

by Vickie Vértiz Wednesday, June 11, a federal jury awarded $7.81 million in favor of William Howard, the Plaintiff in a civil case who was shot by a deputy for…

Riverside Independent 06/23/2014

Riverside Independent 06/23/2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson reports significant drop in number of districts in financial jeopardy

A new report shows that the number of California school districts in financial jeopardy has been slashed by more than two-thirds over the past year, State Superintendent of Public Instruction…

Net Neutrality: How Internet service providers want to gain more control over our lives

By Jennifer Schlueter How would you feel if your favorite website loaded very slowly, or not at all, because your Internet service provider (ISP) disagrees with its content or wants…

Riverside 06/16/2014

Riverside 06/16/2014

Safety crisis near UC Riverside: one woman kidnapped, two others attempted, others profiled

Safety crisis near UC Riverside: one woman kidnapped, two others attempted, others profiled

by Vickie Vértiz In the last two months, UC Riverside students have received numerous email alerts from John Freese, a representative from the UC Police Department, about three instances of…

‘Unrealistic’ dreams in foster care come true for a UCR student

‘Unrealistic’ dreams in foster care come true for a UCR student

by Vickie Vértiz UC Riverside student Festus Ohan is headed to medical school with an all-expenses paid fellowship, an impressive achievement for any student. Ohan was admitted to some of…

Riverside Independent 06/09/14

Riverside Independent 06/09/14

Names of on-duty shooting-involved police officers are now public knowledge

Names of on-duty shooting-involved police officers are now public knowledge

By Jennifer Schlueter While some law enforcement agencies in California have generally been disclosing names of officers involved in on-duty shootings, others have considered it a safety concern and therefore…