Archive for February, 2012

UCR Extension offering class in ‘Xeriscape Design for the Home Gardener’

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Jan Young
InstantRiverside.com
UCR Extension is offering a class this weekend in Xeriscape Design for the Home Gardener at the UCR Extension Center, located at 1200 University Avenue, between Iowa Avenue and the 60/215 freeway.
The class is being taught by Landscape Designer Susan L. Frommer, of Menifee Valley, who has been in the nursery business for 15 […]

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Riverside ‘C.U.R.E.’ free bulky item and e-waste drop-off event

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Jan Young
InstantRiverside.com
The City of Riverside’s C.U.R.E. program will be holding their quarterly bulky item and e-waste drop off event on Saturday, March 3, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the City Corporation Yard at 8095 Lincoln Avenue, near Adams Street, in Riverside.
C.U.R.E. (Clean Up Riverside’s Environment) is a program that focuses on promoting the […]

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Saint Patrick’s Day concert at La Sierra Senior Center invites you to ‘go greener than green’

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

The Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will be hosting a “St. Patrick’s Day Concert” from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16.
Celebrate the Irish tradition filled with authentic Irish foods, drinks, great fun, and live entertainment, with music by Sportive Tricks: Celtic Folk with a Rockin’ Kick.
The concert will be held […]

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Alessandro in Moreno Valley closed for 4 hours after collision

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

News headline from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department:
Alessandro Boulevard in Moreno Valley was closed for several hours late Tuesday night after a car hit the center divider and flipped over, pinning the driver inside.
At around 10:30 p.m. on February 28, Moreno Valley Police officers responded to a report of a traffic collision west of […]

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DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint scheduled in Moreno Valley

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Announcement from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department:
The Moreno Valley Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, March 2, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m.
Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and […]

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MADD and Riverside County ‘Avoid the 30′ campaign recognizes officers for DUI arrests

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

News headline from the Riverside Police Department:
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) California presented awards to over 150 law enforcement officers at the annual Law Enforcement Recognition Event and DUI Training Seminar on Wednesday, February 22, at the Riverside Marriott.
Over 300 people from Riverside County attended this prestigious luncheon this year, with […]

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Singer Davy Jones, formerly with The Monkees, has died

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Jan Young
InstantRiverside.com
It has been reported that Davy Jones, lead singer of the 1960’s pop band The Monkees, has died.
According to TMZ, Jones suffered a heart attack and passed away at Martin Memorial Hospital in Florida on Wednesday.
He is survived by his wife and four daughters.
Jones, known as “the cute one” of the foursome, became […]

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Ontario woman accused of insurance fraud after dumping her vehicle in aqueduct

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

News headline from the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office:
Investigators from the District Attorney’s Office arrested a 25-year-old Ontario woman accused of filing a false insurance claim after she allegedly dumped her car in a local aqueduct.
On January 13, Raquel Aguilar purchased a new insurance policy for her 2002 Volkswagen Jetta.  About […]

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Spring cleaning: save gas and double-dip donations to help Goodwill and Riverside schools & clubs

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Jan Young
InstantRiverside.com
Just in time for spring cleaning, several Riverside area organizations are partnering with Goodwill for fundraising donation drives.
The way it works is that Goodwill delivers a donation trailer to the host organization’s site on the scheduled date so people can drop off their items to donate without having to drive to an actual Goodwill […]

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Riverside City Council offers $25,000 reward to catch shooter of Poly High School student

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

News headline from Riverside City Hall:
At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, February 28, the Riverside City Council authorized a $25,000 reward for information leading to the identity and apprehension of the individual(s) responsible for the shooting of Lareanz Simmons.
Last Thursday night, a well-liked Riverside student was shot by an unidentified suspect just outside his home in […]

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