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New bill will require ethnic studies education for high school students

Gov. Gavin Newsom approved Assembly Bill 101 on Oct. 5, which consists of requiring a one-semester ethnic studies class as a condition to earn a high school diploma. This bill applies to all secondary school learning institutions in the state of California, including charter schools. Assemblymember Jose Medina of California’s 61st district, which includes Riverside, […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Tre’dish is proud to partner with local chefs in Riverside County.

Local food services platform released

Tre’dish, a new food delivery platform, launched in Riverside on Nov. 11. The launch event, which took place at Avila’s Historic 1929 in downtown Riverside, featured chefs from the platform as well as speeches from Tre’dish founders, including company president Peter Hwang. Tre’dish is a platform that features home chefs and allows them to create […]

David de Jesus | Banner | A sign within the lobby lets guests who will be staying at the historical hotel know that lights are being put up to brighten the atmosphere around Mission Inn.

Festival of Lights adapts to COVID-19

The Mission Inn’s annual Festival of Lights event will occur this year from Nov. 26 to Jan. 6. However, due to COVID-19 and county mandates some normal components of the event will be modified. According to a press release from Riverside County, the event will largely mirror the format for the adapted Festival of Lights […]

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L.A. COVID-19 guidelines Vaccine cards will be required upon entry to Los Angeles public establishments beginning Nov. 29. Bars, restaurants, gyms, concerts and indoor establishments except supermarkets and pharmacies will require proof of vaccination. Those exempted from vaccination for religious or medical reasons are required to show a negative COVID-19 test within the past 72 […]

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John W. North Teacher On Leave after Mocking Native American Culture

A tap through many Instagram stories this past week in the Riverside area had a similar theme. They displayed a thumbnail of a math teacher, Candace Reed, dressed in a costume headdress, frozen mid-dance in her classroom at John W. North High School. Tap into the video and the teacher begins chanting “SOHCAHTOA,” a mnemonic […]

Many Riverside residents are excited about the new public library located in Downtown Riverside.

New library opens in Riverside

The long-awaited new location of the Riverside Public Library opened to the general public on June 26. The new space spans two floors totaling 42,000 square feet, and it contains an innovation center, archive reading room, outdoor terrace, study rooms and children’s room, according to a press release by the city of Riverside. Erin Christmas, […]