City of Riverside

"The Cheech" has reached a major fundraising milestone.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more on the announcement about meeting the fundraising goal for the proposed Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Arts, Culture, and Industry in downtown Riverside.

The Riverside City Council last night narrowly voted to terminate City Manager John Russo, just weeks after the council heaped praise on Russo and went to battle against Mayor Rusty Bailey's effort to veto the council's pay raise for Russo.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent

For the first time in years, the city of Riverside will have a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade.  Residents ranging from Riverside city employees to local schoolkids have been helping with the float.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Inland Empire-based local, state, and federal officials will gather with representatives from the California Air Resources Board today (Friday) to break ground on CARB's new, giant, state-of-the-art headquarters and vehicle emissions testing facility.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

For the first time in more than half a century, Riverside will have a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade featuring a scaled-down replica of the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa as it appears during the famed Festival of Lights celebration.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

The City of Riverside Police and Fire Departments will host a public safety-oriented STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) academy for local high school students this summer.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


A number of Riverside city employees - including Mayor Rusty Bailey - will use ropes to rappel from the top of the 7-story Riverside City Hall building this afternoon (Friday).  And They'll do it again tomorrow morning.  It's all part of a fundraiser for Habitat For Humanity.  KVCR's Ken Vincent explains.

Public tours of historic, architecturally-significant buildings in downtown Riverside will take place this evening.  MOre from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Riverside Police say a body was found in a home that caught fire after a night-long standoff with a gunman who fired at officers.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Scores of people showed up at Riverside City Hall yesterday (Tuesday) to let the Riverside City Council know what they feel about a citizens proposal to declare Riverside a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Even though we're still suffering through summer-like heat this week, workers in downtown Riverside have already started stringing hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights on, around, and inside the iconic Mission Inn, in preparation for the 24th Annual Festival of Lights.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

In spite of concerns from some police scanner radio devotees, the City of Riverside Police Department says its recent switch to a new, encrypted police radio network will allow for better cross-agency communication and officer safety during emergency situations. KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more.

Riverside Spending Freeze Through End of Fiscal Year

May 16, 2016

Inconsistent revenue streams are prompting the city of Riverside to implement a spending freeze through the end of the fiscal year. KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports on the city's shaky finances.

KVCR's Ken Vincent interviews Riverside City Manager John Russo about details of last week's announcement that the California Air Resources Board will relocate it's existing emissions and air quality research laboratory from El Monte in Los Angeles County to a new, expanded facility CARB will construct near UC Riverside.

The City of Riverside will be relocating it's downtown public library to a new location, and will explore what to do with the decades-old building that currently houses the city's main library.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

An annual survey of a sampling of Riverside residents shows most Riversiders are happy with life in their city, and positive about Riverside's future.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


The Riverside City Council is preparing to loosen some of the city's stringent restrictions on medical marijuana.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more in a story from the Press Enterprise.

The City of Riverside, local colleges, universities, and school districts are collaborating to present scores of half-hour science and art demonstrations, displays, workshops, performances, contests, and other free, public activities throughout downtown Riverside from this afternoon through late tonight.  It's called "The Long Night of Arts & Innovation."  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

The city of Riverside is among the Environmental Protection Agency's top cities in the U.S. with the most federally-certified energy-efficient "green" buildings.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

As part of our periodic "State Of The Cities" series, KVCR's Ken Vincent has the last of a 3-part conversation with former Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge (parts 1 and 2 -- Loveridge's assessments of San Bernardino and Moreno Valley -- are also posted on this website).  After Loveridge finished a nearly 20-year stint as Riverside Mayor two years ago, he returned to teaching political science at UC Riverside, where he now heads UCR's Center for Sustainable Suburban Development, a research center that focuses on the unique challenges facing cities on the edge of large urban centers.  In this s

KVCR's Ken Vincent has part 2 in our conversation with Ron Loveridge, former Mayor of Riverside, now Director of the Center for Sustainable Suburban Development.  Dr. Loveridge shares his observations about  Riverside's still-immature and growing neighbor, Moreno Valley, now the second-largest city in Riverside County.

As it's mayor for 20 years, Ron Loveridge presided over the City of Riverside’s renaissance from a medium-sized suburb to the largest urban center in the Inland Empire.  Loveridge is now the director of a research center at UC Riverside that specializes in policies and problems facing suburban cities in the IE and elsewhere.  Over the next few days, Ron Loveridge will talk with KVCR's Ken Vincent about the challenges facing three of the IE's biggest cities:  Riverside, Moreno Valley, and in this report, Loveridge assesses San Bernardino County's largest and most troubled city.