RIVERSIDE: Box Springs Mountain blaze almost out

RIVERSIDE – Firefighters were edging closer today to fully containing a wildfire that has scorched more than 1,000 acres around a mountain between Moreno Valley and Riverside. As of late this morning, the “Blaine Fire” was 95 percent contained, with expectations that the blaze will be completely encircled by nightfall. Roughly 1,050 acres have burned […]

UC Riverside study links Salton Sea dust to cardiovascular disease, other illnesses

RIVERSIDE – A recent study by UC Riverside scientists regarding the dry, exposed Salton Sea lakebed known as playa found that its dust emissions can be linked to cardiovascular disease and death, as well as respiratory illnesses, researchers said today. The study, which involved collecting playa soils between August 2015 and February 2016, found that […]

UC Riverside professor to head study into neutralizing mosquitoes’ ability to spread disease

RIVERSIDE – A UC Riverside scientist is taking charge of a research project funded by the federal government to determine how gene manipulation methods might neutralize mosquitoes’ ability to infect people with yellow fever and other diseases, according to campus officials. Entomology Professor Omar Akbari and his research team, whose members hail from five UC […]

UCR to accept transfer applications for winter term

RIVERSIDE – For the first time in seven years, UC Riverside is accepting applications from community college students seeking to be admitted for the winter term, it was announced today. UCR will process transfer applications until July 31— the deadline by which all documents must be submitted. Campus officials said the last time the university […]

University of California to implement new sexual misconduct procedures

RIVERSIDE – Procedures for reporting and responding to allegations of sexual misconduct by faculty and staff will be implemented at all 10 University of California campuses, including Riverside, as well as the five medical centers and three laboratories that UC operates, no later than Sept. 1, it was announced today. The new procedures for handling […]

Uber Driver Accused of Assaulting Woman Arraigned

RIVERSIDE – An Uber driver who allegedly sexually assaulted a UC Riverside student pleaded not guilty today to felony charges. Jamaal Andrew Lee, 41, of Moreno Valley was arrested last month following an investigation by the UCR Police Department. Lee is charged with assault with the intent to commit rape, forced oral copulation and false […]

MSJC announces art show featuring UC Riverside students, faculty and the community

MSJC announces art show featuring UC Riverside students, faculty and the community

SAN JACINTO – The Mt. San Jacinto College Fine Art Gallery Presents “Inland Empire: Master of Fine Art Candidates from the University of California Riverside: Dicky Bahto, Hollie Brown, Kellie Flint, Merideth Hillbrand, Ahram Park and Anna Wittenberg” from Nov. 7 through Dec. 8 with an opening reception being held Nov. 10. The exhibit is […]