Kelsie Stevens | Banner | David Nelson, Riverside resident, enjoys the weather while reading books from The Downtowne Bookstore in downtown Riverside, Calif.

Downtowne Bookstore offers affordable used books

Tucked away in the back corner of a historic building across from the Mission Inn in downtown Riverside sits a small bookstore with an enthusiastic staff, retro atmosphere and a wide selection of books. Downtowne Bookstore sells a wide range of used books and was purchased by its current owners, sisters Nadia and Vira Lee, […]

Austin Romito | Banner | Construction workers prepare to repaint the exterior of the California Baptist University Recreation Center. The first phase of interior renovations has been completed; expansion of the basketball courts and athletic performance center is still underway.

Student Rec Center updates make progress

Students walking past the Recreation Center at California Baptist University may be curious as to why there is still ongoing construction. Since the beginning of fall 2018, there have been significant renovations to the inside and outside of the Recreation Center. The construction is set to be complete by August 2019 and will allow room […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Britney Thomas, junior psychology major, leads California Baptist University’s women’s basketball team to victory against Fresno Pacific University’s Sunbirds.

Thomas earns third WAC award

Britney Thomas, junior psychology major and forward, has been named three-time Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week for California Baptist University’s women’s basketball team. Thomas transferred from Mt. San Jacinto College and joined the women’s basketball team this season. At Mt. San Jacinto College, she was named the South Region Most Valu- able Player […]

Robert Jordan | Banner | William “Rusty” Bailey, Riverside city mayor, gives the state of the city address at the Riverside Convention Center on Jan. 24.

Mayor gives State of the City address

“Elevate Riverside” flashed across the screens Jan. 24 at the Riverside Convention Center The ballroom was packed with guests as they awaited Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey’s seventh annual State of the City Address. “In politics, you introduce fear to win, but in leadership you remove fear to succeed,” Bailey said in his opening speech. “In […]

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Sabrina the Teenage Witch is on Netflix!?

The debut of a 1962 comic led to a hit series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” (1996 – 2003) which aired on ABC Family for seven years. After over a decade the iconic witch is back, this time played by Kiernan Shipka in a new Netflix Original, “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” The original story line […]

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Netflix, Hulu documentaries expose Fyre Festival fraud

After much anticipation and skepticism, two documentaries were released on Hulu and Netflix in January 2019 about the infamous Fyre Festival. Fyre Fest was a music festi- val created to promote an appli- cation also called Fyre, in which people could book artists and talent for special events. The re- ality was much darker and […]

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Pinterest presents app to help users save money

Creating a Pinterest account could result in many things: a freshly do-it-yourself (DIY) craft, a new recipe to try, a different fitness routine, or perhaps even some budgeting tips to help manage monthly expenses. Pinterest was introduced in 2010 as an application where people could share their ideas and discover inspiration for new interests. Designed […]

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Friends, family cope with loss of CBU student

California Baptist University student Colden Styles Davis died Thursday, Jan. 22, at the age of 20. He is remembered by his parents, younger brother and campus community. Davis, sophomore political science major, was described by those close to him as someone who was passionate, brilliant, humble and a great friend. He was a high school […]

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Lancer swimmers prepare for conference meet over winter break

California Baptist University’s swim and dive team ended its first half of the season on a high note and is looking to keep improving after two weeks of Christmas break training. “The morale is strong enough that we made it through (Christmas training) as a team,” said Rick Rowland, head coach of swim and dive. […]

Danielle Lutjens | Banner | Scott Enoch, Riverside resident and retired business owner, showcases his various assortment of jellies and peanut butters at the Riverside Farmers Market.

Farmers markets offer healthy food options to community

Riverside is home to multiple farmers markets, each offering a variety of organic products and home-grown goods sourced directly from local farmers. Various goods such as fruit, vegetables, flowers, bread, meat and more can be found at almost any local farmers market. Located in the parking lot of Barnes and Noble at the Galleria at […]