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Weekly Newsbrief: COVID-19 update, Tax deadline

Weekly COVID-19 Update: The confirmed number of COVID-19 cases in the United States reached 477,161 on April 10. Cases confirmed in California reached 1,352, with 552 deaths. California is expected to reach its peak hospital usage and daily deaths April 26, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The Centers for Disease Control […]

Hayden Schuljak | Banner | A homeless woman in downtown Riverside sits outside an abandoned gas station with all of her belongings.

Riverside seeks solutions for city’s ‘homeless situation

While the rate of homelessness in Riverside County has decreased in recent years, public perception is that it has increased. According to the city’s 2017 Homeless Point in Time Count, Riverside county has 1,638 unsheltered homeless people living on the streets and 814 living in shelters. This is a 12 percent decrease from the 2015 […]

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University experiences record graduating class

California Baptist University honored a record number of graduates this year between fall, spring and summer commencement ceremonies. The final ceremonies on Aug. 22 brought the number of the Class of 2019 graduates to 2,721. “The past academic year produced CBU’s largest graduating class ever — 2,721 graduates with fall, spring and summer commencement ceremonies,” […]

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Recycling centers shut down across California

RePlanet Recycling, the largest chain of recycling centers in California, shut down the remainder of its 284 locations Aug. 26, laying off almost 750 employees.  Increased business costs have made it impossible to maintain the recycling centers as the prices of recycled aluminum and PET plastic have gone down with little to no profit. Fren […]

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Uber halts trips to Ontario airport

Uber will cease giving rides to customers at Ontario International Airport as a result of increased fees. The company stopped the service starting Sept. 13. The Ontario International Airport increased fees July 1 for Uber drivers to $4 for passenger pickups and another $4 for drop-offs. Other modes of transportation, such as regular taxi cabs […]

Riverside firefighters stand at attention April 16 as law enforcement officers from across the nation arrive at Harvest Christian Fellowship for Sgt. Steve Licon's memorial service. Banner | Robert Jordan

Riverside community honors fallen CHP officer

A California Highway Patrol officer who was killed on duty by an allegedly drunken driver April 6 was honored April 16 in memorial services at Harvest Christian Fellowship at 10 a.m. A procession for Sgt. Steve Licon began at 7:30 a.m. at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary on Magnolia Avenue and continued Harvest […]

Danielle Lutjens | Banner Chris Heckenberg, sophomore engineering major, does ballistic movements with box jumps as he trains his muscles for the upcoming spring season scrimmages.

Soccer faces spring games

California Baptist University’s men’s soccer team kicks into gear a little early this year as they compete in spring games to prepare for the regular season next fall.  The Lancers finished the fall season with nine wins, nine losses and one tie. They hope to use the experience and game time they gain this spring […]

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Dennis and Carol Troesh Engineering Building wins beautification award

The Dennis and Carol Troesh Engineering Building at California Baptist University stood out to not only CBU students but also the Riverside community as a major achievement by the school. The Engineering Building completed construction summer of 2018 and won the first-place award for “New Construction with Landscaping” from the Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful […]