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, […]

Danielle Lutjens | Banner | Keely Berry, a local artist, painted a colorful mural on the back of Condron Coffee off Sunnyside Drive in Riverside.

Local artist uses Riverside community as inspiration

Through her love and appreciation for people, art and community, local artist Keely Berry turned her passions into a career through freelance painting, creating and coordinating spaces and events for people and artists to connect and gather together. Berry grew up in Riverside, surrounded by a lot of small businesses. She started her artistic career […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Magnolia Crossing is California Batist University's newest housing facility, located at the intersection of Monroe Street and Magnolia Avenue.

Magnolia Crossing wins award

On Jan. 29, 2021, Magnolia Crossings won third place for the new construction with landscaping category of the Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful awards. Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful is a city-sponsored organization that has aimed to plant more trees, eliminate graffiti and litter and further city beautification since 1992. Events are held all year, […]

Alex Ianonne | Dawson and her daughter hug during her mayoral party on Nov. 2, where she led against Melendrez.

Election 2020: Lock Dawson leads in race for mayor

Editor’s note: This article was updated Nov. 10, 2020. Patricia Lock Dawson continues to hold a lead over Andy Melendrez in the runoff contest for the mayor of Riverside. As of 7 p.m. on Nov. 10, 55% of the total votes had been counted, with Lock Dawson 15,000 votes ahead. Because of the delayed nature […]

Tonia Ross | Banner | Daniel Bishop, the lead pastor at The Grove Community Church, gives his sermon outside to maintain social distance.

Local churches reopen outdoors

Some local churches have initiated their in-person reopening processes as the pandemic progresses. Many of these churches have adapted their services to abide by COVID-19 precautions such as social distancing and wearing face coverings. The churches Harvest Christian Fellowship, Redeemer Baptist Church and The Grove Community Church are offering outdoor services, and Sandals Church is […]

Shabnam Shaikh | Banner | Paige, a hairdresser at Supercuts, asks Priscilla Pedrosa what hairstyle she would like.

California introduces new system for reopening

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new reopening plan for California on Aug. 28 after COVID-19 cases continued to rise during the first reopening attempt in June. The new plan introduced a four-tier, color-coded framework for counties to follow based upon the case rate and the number of positive COVID-19 tests.  The tiers indicate each county’s […]

Rober Jordan | Banner | Mark Howe, vice president of finance and Administration at California Baptist University lances up with Riverside's Mayor William Rusty Bailey as he accepts the beautification award on behalf of CBU.

Campus recieves Beautification award

California Baptist University received a beautification award for the campus’s new entrance off of Adams Street at Lancer Plaza. The award was presented to CBU at the mayor of Riverside’s State of the City Address held Jan. 30. The award itself comes from the City of Riverside as part of its “Keep Riverside Clean and […]

Cullen’s Column

During my sophomore year, I interviewed California Baptist University’s baseball coach Gary Adcock about what makes Lancer athletics so successful. Adcock gave credit to a “university who gives coaches the resources to develop skills in an environment which is conducive to growth.” Since then, I have seen how the university — under the direction of […]