B.B. King is performing at San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino on December 5, 2013. King, well known as the King of Blues, is still going strong at eighty-eight years old. Despite performing a Farewell tour of Europe in 2006, King has continued to tour in the U.S. This year’s touring schedule would tire most performers, even those a third of his age. This special event is an evening not to miss. Earlier in his career, B.B. King performed as many as 342 shows per year, slowing to around a hundred in recent years. [Read more...]
The Resplandor de Mexico Folklorico Dance Company is performing at the Riverside Festival of Lights Entertainment Stage on December 1, 2013. This one-night-only performance will feature a memorable night of old-world dances. Audience members throughout Riverside will enjoy this Hispanic-influenced tradition. The troupe is directed by Markie Mancha.
“Resplandor de Mexico” means “Brilliance of Mexico.” “Folklorico” (translating to “folkloric” in English) is a Latin American folk dance style that combines ballet techniques with traditional dance styles. [Read more...]
The Junior League of Riverside is celebrating eighty-five years of community involvement with its Sapphire Ball on Saturday, December 7, 2013. The public is invited to join the festivities and help celebrate the event. This is the organization’s fifty-eighth charity ball.
The event, which is one of the organization’s most important fundraisers of the year, kicks off with cocktails hosted at some of Riverside’s most impressive homes, followed by dancing and dining at the Riverside Auditorium and Events Center. [Read more...]
A traffic violation stop led to an arrest for possession of a loaded firearm, drugs, and one pipe bomb in West Los Angeles. The police later executed a warrant to search the home of the suspect, where the police found seventeen pipe bombs in all.
This situation resulted from a simple traffic violation. [Read more...]
After twenty-two years of not being able to successfully identify the person responsible for the death of “Baby Hope,” police in New York City have arrested and charged a man with murder. The man is accused of sexually assaulting the four-year-old child and then killing her and stuffing her body in a picnic cooler. The picnic cooler was found near the side of the highway in 1991. [Read more...]
This year, we are proud to continue our sponsorship of “Ignite,” one of the biggest fundraisers for the Young Leadership Division of Jewish Federation & Family Services in Orange County, California.
Jewish Federation & Family Services Orange County is an invaluable resource to the community. The organization’s mission is to care for people in need, build a vibrant community, and enhance Jewish life. The organization offers programs to feed the hungry, counsel the bereaved, assist job-seekers, support those with special needs, and educate the area’s youth. The Young Leadership Division, in particular, provides opportunities for young people to get involved and give back to the community. Programs include leadership projects, volunteer opportunities, and overseas journeys. [Read more...]
Following on the heels of the headline-making George Zimmerman trial, the trial against Florida mother Marissa Alexander gained national attention and controversy.
The War on Drugs, four decades and billions of dollars later, has largely been a failure, with thousands of Americans serving harsh sentences for low-level drug crimes.
In an earlier post, we wrote that the U.S. Justice Department made a major change in its drug sentencing policy in order to curtail taxpayer spending and reduce overcrowding in prisons. [Read more...]
It’s fall in San Bernardino, and that means that it is the perfect time to visit apple country in Oak Glen, just a short drive from here.
The town of Oak Glen and the surrounding areas are some of the best apple growing areas in Southern California, offering an exciting array of fall activities. You can pick apples at Los Rios Rancho or berries and pumpkins at Willow. [Read more...]
With a history as long and storied as Riverside’s, there are sure to be a few skeletons in the closet. And this Halloween, you can experience the spooky history of our city by going on Ghost Walk Riverside!
Ghost Walk Riverside is an exciting tour, now in its twenty-second year, through some of the oldest and most historic buildings in the city. Prepare to be thrilled and frightened by tales of ghosts, goblins, and ghouls! [Read more...]