News Briefs 2/29

FEE AMNESTY

The City of Riverside has been participating in a fee amnesty program aimed at reducing economic hardship by extending total or partial fee or tax forgiveness.

The fee amnesty program may reduce the cost of old library fines, delinquent parking tickets, property taxes, air quality permit applications, and court fines and fees for misdemeanors.

SPEECH AND DEBATE WINS

The speech and debate team took home 5 trophies this last weekend in the PFSCA Spring Championships. CBU took fifth place overall as a school for sweepstakes. For individual winners, Alexander Lamascus won Gold for L/D on Friday, as was also an Open Extemporaneous finalist Sunday. David Tibbets won first place in Open Cultural Artifacts for the second, and Haley Helfer was a finalist for Junior Prose.

RESUME HELP

Re-Focus Resume Workshop will be offered on Monday, March 5 to students who want to know more about building a professional resume or tweaking their existing resume. Two sessions will be held, one beginning at 10 a.m. followed by another at 11 a.m.

TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF RIVERSIDE ART WALK

The Riverside Cultural Consortium will host the 10 Year Anniversary of the Riverside Arts Walk on Thurs., March 1. The contest winner will be revealed at a special ceremony at the Life Arts Center from 5to6p.m.

There will be an “after-party” celebration with live music and dancing at Back to the Grind from 9 p.m. to midnight. The Art Walk is free but a $2 donation is suggested when entering the after-party at Back to the Grind.

THE MARTI GRAS GALA

The Mardi Gras Gala at the Barbara & Art Culver Center of the Arts will take place Feb. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. Community Connect promises a Royal Night of Mardi Gras. Costume dress, live music, a jumbalaya cotest, silent auction and more. Visit www.connectriverside. org. for more information.

RIVERSIDE NAMED AS ONE OF TOP 7 INTELLIGENT COMMUNITIES

Riverside was named as one of the top seven most intelligent communities for the second year in a row.

Intelligent Communities announced that Riverside is one of only two U.S. cities named as a leader in innovative and municipal technologies.

The award recognizes Riverside for its dedication to broadband, citywide improvement and its “knowledge-economy.” Riverside was noted for its special attention to working with universities and private technology executive officers.

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