RIVERSIDE: City invites performers to Festival of Lights

RIVERSIDE – Dancers, singers and musicians of every stripe with an interest in performing during the quarter-century celebration of the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa’s famed Festival of Lights in downtown Riverside are being invited to apply for a spot in the lineup. “One of the (festival’s) highlights is the opportunity for local and regional […]

RIVERSIDE: Walmart altercation leads to store’s evacuation

RIVERSIDE – A Riverside Walmart was closed for about 50 minutes and about 200 shoppers were evacuated after an altercation between shoppers led to the discharge of pepper spray, authorities said today. It happened about 9:10 p.m. Sunday at the Walmart at 5200 Van Buren Blvd., said Riverside Fire Department Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst. “Firefighters […]

“Citrus greening disease” found in Riverside tree

RIVERSIDE – The presence of the potentially devastating “citrus greening disease” was confirmed in a tree in east Riverside, prompting agricultural officials today to implement a containment strategy to prevent the disease from spreading to crops throughout the area. According to the Riverside County Office of the Agricultural Commissioner, tests performed Tuesday on a grapefruit […]

RIVERSIDE: Firefighters halt spread of house fire

RIVERSIDE – A fire at a Riverside residence spread from the ground floor to the second story before city firefighters were able to knock it down, the Riverside Fire Department reported today. Firefighters arrived at 8:56 p.m. Friday to a rental property in the 300 block of Elmridge Court, where heavy smoke and flames was […]

RIVERSIDE: Citizens armed with shovels & extinguishers help control blaze started by fireworks

RIVERSIDE: Citizens armed with shovels & extinguishers help control blaze started by fireworks

RIVERSIDE — Fast acting citizens sprung into action when a heavily vegetated area behind several homes caught fire Friday night, July 7. The fire, which was reportedly started by juveniles playing with illegal fireworks in a wash area, broke out in the 1400 block of Highridge, east of Washington and south of Bradley Streets, in […]

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