International Justice Mission fights human trafficking

There are many different clubs and organizations at California Baptist University, to offer students with a wide variety of interests different forums for connecting with people with similar interests or common pursuits.  For those students who are concerned about human trafficking and want to make a real difference in the local and global community, they […]

Local food vendors cuts up al pastor trompo. Elijah Hickman

Ordinances spark fear in vendors

From taco to churro stands, there has been a recent boom in the appearance of local street vendors. Beyond the sweet smells and hospitality of street stands come stories of the dangers and complexities of selling food on sidewalks. Recently the number of sidewalk vendors and trucks has increased in several Southern California counties. For […]

Noel Jimenez, 34, and his wife have been operating Twee Coffee since July 2020. Charissa Graves

Local couple concocts relaxing and soothing atmosphere in coffee house

Twee Coffee has become a staple in the Riverside community since its opening in July 2020. It has caught the attention of the local college student scene, becoming a study hub and a place to get coffee with friends. Owner Noel Jimenez said  he  connected with the idea of creating a coffee shop for anyone […]

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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 […]