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California ranked #1 in after school programs

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has announced that California leads the nation in after school programs, placing first among all states in a national survey released Thursday by…

No more race-based lockdowns in California prisons

By Jennifer Schlueter In 2006, African American inmates of the California High Desert State Prison had been locked down for 14 months deprived from outdoor exercise, rehabilitation programs, and prison…

Young man suspected of shooting friend at large

by Vickie Vértiz A disagreement between friends ended in murder the weekend of October 19th in Riverside. A young man who police officers identified as Cesar Ivan Luna, 23, was…

Man sentenced for pimping and pandering Riverside woman

A man was sentenced today to four years in state prison for pimping and pandering a young woman against her will. Damaris Markyse Thompson, 24, Hemet, was found guilty by…

Riverside Independent 10/27/2014

Riverside Independent 10/27/2014

Egg freezing now a female employee benefit at Facebook and Apple

By Jennifer Schlueter Last Tuesday, NBC announced that Apple will soon follow Facebook’s example of financially supporting their female US employees who want to freeze their eggs. This would allow…

California’s water officials neglect their own laws and waste water

By Jennifer Schlueter California’s law makes water bills of state officials defining water rates and rules public record. Thus, The Center for Investigative Reporting examined their data and found the…

Gone Girl is a Heightened but, Unfortunately, Accurate Reflection of Our Culture

By Michael James Gonzalez It’s not surprising that this weekend’s number one movie at the box office was Gone Girl. The film stars a handsome, all-American male, the plot centers…

Free health screenings, risk assessments and nutrition education at Riverside Stroke and Heart Fair Oct. 25

The American Heart Association and Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center are hosting a Stroke and Heart Fair at Parkview Community Hospital’s Founder’s Center (3865 Jackson St., Riverside, CA 92503) on…

Tacos and unity poems to end violence mark end of laureate tenure

Tacos and unity poems to end violence mark end of laureate tenure

by Vickie Vértiz At UC Riverside on Thursday, October 9, on a warm, but not scorching afternoon, Professor Juan Felipe Herrera celebrated the end of his tenure as California Poet…

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