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Encyclopedia > Riverside, California
City of Riverside
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Nickname: The City of Trees
Location in the state of California
Location in the state of California
Coordinates: 33°56′53.03″N 117°23′46.06″W / 33.9480639, -117.3961278
Country United States
State California
County Riverside
Government
 - Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge
Area
 - Total 78.4 sq mi (203.0 km²)
 - Land 78.1 sq mi (202.3 km²)
 - Water 0.3 sq mi (0.3 km²)
Elevation 860 ft (262 m)
Population (July 2006)
 - Total 291,398(July 1st, 2,006)
 - Density 3,908/sq mi (1,503/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 92501-92509, 92513-92519, 92521-92522
Area code(s) 909/951
FIPS code 06-62000
GNIS feature ID 1661315
Website: http://www.riversideca.gov/

Riverside is the county seat of Riverside County, California, United States. The city is named for the nearby Santa Ana River, and is the birthplace of the California citrus industry. As of 2006, Riverside had an estimated population of 305,255.[1] Riverside is the 61st-largest city in the United States, and the largest city in California's Inland Empire region, the 14th-largest metropolitan area in the nation and part of the 2nd largest Combined Statistical Area in the country. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 985 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) winter 2006 I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata City-of-riverside. ... // A nickname is a name of an entity or thing that is not its proper name. ... 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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 78.4 square miles (203.0 km²), of which, 78.1 square miles (202.3 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it is water. The total area is 0.36% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Look up Total on Wiktionary, the free dictionary A total is a sum. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ...


Demographics

The racial makeup of the city was [2] :

There were 93,405 occupied households out of which 44.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.0% were non-families, 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone 65 or older. The average household size was 3.15 and average family size 3.70. The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Matrimony redirects here. ...


As of the census[3] of 2000,


The population density was 3,267.2 people per square mile (1,261.5/km²). There were 85,974 housing units at an average density of 1,100.8/sq mi (425.0/km²). It is noteworthy that Riverside has the largest population of Mexican-Americans concentrated in any one city located in the Inland Empire, totaling nearly 150,000.


In the city the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 12.9% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $41,646, and the median income for a family was $47,254. Males had a median income of $36,920 versus $28,328 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,882. About 11.7% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over. Income, generally defined, is the money that is received as a result of the normal business activities of an individual or a business. ... Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Politics

In the state legislature Riverside is located in the 31st Senate District, represented by Republican Robert Dutton, and in the 64th and 66th Assembly Districts, represented by Republicans John J. Benoit and Kevin Jeffries respectively. Federally, Riverside is located in California's 44th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +6[4] and is represented by Republican Ken Calvert. Californias Capitol, where the State Legislature meets California State Assembly chamber California state Senate chamber The California Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ... California State Senate chamber The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. ... GOP redirects here. ... Robert Dutton serves as the Republican California State Senator representing the 31st district and has served since 2004. ... The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... John J. Benoit John J. Benoit (December 1951–) is a U.S. politician, currently serving as a Republican member of the California State Assembly, representing the 64th Assembly District, covering Riverside County. ... Kevin Jeffries is an American politician from the State of California. ... Map Californias 44th District currently covers an area of Southern California from San Clemente in Orange County on the coast, north-by-northeast inland to Riverside County, including the cities of Corona, Norco, Rubidoux, and Riverside. ... The Cook Partisan Voting Index indicates how much more Democratic or Republican a district performs compared to the nation as a whole. ... Kenneth Stanton (Ken) Calvert (born June 8, 1953), an American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing Californias 44th congressional district. ...


History

Riverside, 1876.
Riverside, 1876.

The city was founded in the early 1870s beside the Santa Ana River by John W. North, a staunch temperance-minded abolitionist from Tennessee, who had previously founded Northfield, Minnesota. A few years after, the navel orange was planted and found to be such a success that full-scale planting started. Riverside was temperance minded (few saloons if any were allowed in Riverside proper), and Republican. Investors from England and Canada transplanted traditions and activities adopted by prosperous citizens. As a result, the first golf course and polo field in Southern California were built in Riverside. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1180x400, 66 KB) Riverside, California, 1876. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1180x400, 66 KB) Riverside, California, 1876. ... The Santa Ana River begins in San Bernardino County, California in the San Bernardino National Forest. ... John W. North John W. North was born at Sand Lake, Rensselaer County, New York, January 4, 1815. ... This article is about the abolition of slavery. ... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Northfield is a city in Rice County, Minnesota. ... Orange blossoms and oranges on tree For other uses of orange, see orange (disambiguation) The Orange Citrus x sinensis is a Citrus tree, and the fruits of this tree. ... A cartoon from Australia ca. ... GOP redirects here. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the game. ... For other uses, see Polo (disambiguation). ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ...

Riverside, 1900.
Riverside, 1900.

The first orange trees were planted in 1871, but the citrus industry Riverside is famous for began two years later when Eliza Tibbets received two Brazilian navel orange trees sent to her by a friend at the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C.. The trees thrived in the Southern California climate and the navel orange industry grew rapidly. Within a few years, the successful cultivation of the newly discovered navel orange led to a California Gold Rush of a different kind: the establishment of the citrus industry, which is commemorated in the landscapes and exhibits of the California Citrus State Historic Park and the restored packing houses in the Downtown's Marketplace district. By 1882, there were more than half a million citrus trees in California, almost half of which were in Riverside. The development of refrigerated railroad cars and innovative irrigation systems established Riverside as the wealthiest city per capita by 1895. Image File history File links Riverside-1900. ... Image File history File links Riverside-1900. ... For other uses, see Citrus (disambiguation). ... USDA redirects here. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... For other meanings, see Gold rush (disambiguation) A gold rush is a period of feverish migration of workers into the area of a dramatic discovery of commercial quantities of gold. ... California Citrus State Historic Park California Citrus State Historic Park, located in Riverside, California, preserves some of the rapidly vanishing cultural landscape of the citrus industry and tells the story of the industrys role in the history and development of California. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Irrigation is the artificial application of water to the soil usually for assisting in growing crops. ...

Riverside, 2004.
Riverside, 2004.

As the city prospered, a small guest hotel designed in the popular Mission Revival style, known as the Glenwood Tavern, eventually grew to become the world famous Mission Inn, favored by presidents, royalty and movie stars. Inside was housed a special chair made for the sizable President William Howard Taft. The hotel was modeled after the missions left along the California coast by Franciscan friars in the 16th and 17th centuries. (Although Spanish missionaries came as far inland as San Bernardino (San Bernardino Asistencia), east of Riverside, there was no actual Spanish mission in what is now Riverside.) Postcards of lush orange groves, swimming pools and magnificent homes have attracted vacationers and entrepreneurs throughout the years. Many relocated to the warm, dry climate for reasons of health and to escape Eastern winters. Victoria Avenue with its landmark homes serves as a reminder of European investors who settled here. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (816x616, 109 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (816x616, 109 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The Mission Revival Style was an architectural movement that began in the late 19th century and drew inspiration from the early Spanish Missions of California. ... The Mission Inn is a whimsical, mysterious and slightly bizarre historic landmark hotel in downtown Riverside, California. ... This article is about the monarchy-related concept. ... A movie star or film star is a celebrity who is a person known for his or her roles in motion pictures. ... For other persons named William Howard Taft, see William Howard Taft (disambiguation). ... The Spanish Missions of California (more simply referred to as the California Missions) comprise a series of religious outposts established by Spanish Catholic Dominicans, Jesuits, and Franciscans, to spread the Christian doctrine among the local Native Americans, but with the added benefit of giving Spain a toehold in the frontier... The Spanish missions in California (more simply referred to as the California Missions) comprise a series of religious outposts established by Spanish Catholics of the Franciscan Order between 1769 and 1823 to spread the Catholic faith among the local Native Americans. ... San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... The San Bernardino Asistencia (or San Bernardino Estancia) was established in 1819, as a sub-mission to the San Gabriel Mission. ... Look up Grove, grove in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the 2003 film, see Swimming Pool (film). ...


In 1915 a Japanese immigrant named Jukichi Harada, proprietor for many years of a local restaurant, purchased a home in Riverside in the names of his American-born children in order to provide access for them to the public school system. Neighbors formed a committee and charged him with violating the California Alien Land Law of 1913, which barred aliens ineligible for citizenship from owning land. The case, The People of the State of California v. Jukichi Harada, became a test of the constitutionality of the law and progressed to the state Supreme Court, where the Haradas won. The Metropolitan Museum of Riverside now owns the house, which has been designated a National Historic Landmark. California Alien Land Law of 1913 prohibits aliens ineligible for citizenship (i. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ...

Some orange groves are giving way to development in modern Riverside, while others still exist and are thriving.
Some orange groves are giving way to development in modern Riverside, while others still exist and are thriving.

At the entrance to Riverside from the 60 freeway sits Fairmount Park. This extensive urban oasis was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Slightly fraying around the edges, it still has a lovely, stocked pond, and many species of birds. Nearby, on private land, is the former site of Spring Rancheria, a Cahuilla village. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1805x1660, 1651 KB) Summary Photo by David Jordan. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1805x1660, 1651 KB) Summary Photo by David Jordan. ... California State Route 60; the Pomona Freeway is highlighted in red, the Moreno Valley Freeway is highlighted in light blue The Pomona Freeway is the assigned name of the majority of California State Route 60 (CA/SR-60) between its western terminus at the East Los Angeles Interchange complex and... {{Infobox Person | name = | image = FLOlmstead. ... The Cahuilla are a group of Native Americans that have inhabited California for more than 2000 years, originally covering an area of about 2,400 square miles (6,200 km²). Evidence shows that when the Cahuilla first moved into the area a large body of water now called Lake Cahuilla...


Riverside used to boast one of the largest Chinatowns in California, but the last resident, Mr. Wong, died in the 1970s and the remaining (decrepit) buildings were razed. Extensive archaeological excavation took place in the 1980s, and many artifacts are housed at the newly re-named Metropolitan Museum across from the Mission Inn Hotel.


To the east of downtown is the originally named "Eastside" which grew out of a colonia inhabited by Mexican immigrant workers in the Orange groves. Mexican communities were also formed in the barrio of Casa Blanca during the early twentieth century. That tradition continues today, with Oaxacan workers in the place of Spanish speakers. Michael Kearney, an anthropologist at University of California, Riverside, refers to this vast transnational labor space as "Oaxacalifornia." The University of California, Riverside, commonly known as UCR or UC Riverside, is a public research university and one of 10 campuses of the University of California system. ...


Settlements of Japanese and Korean immigrants used to exist along the railroad tracks, which would fill with thousands of workers during the citrus harvest. None of these remain, but the Santa Fe depot, like several others in the Inland Empire, has been restored to its turn-of-the-century glory. Today, many of Riverside's Asian Americans live in the sections of Arlington and La Sierra, the majority being Chinese American and Korean American. The largest Korean American church in the city is Riverside Korean Baptist Church near Arlington. An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... A Chinese American is an American who is of ethnic Chinese descent. ... A Korean American is a person of Korean ancestry who was either born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ...


At the intersection of Howard and 12th sits the last remnants of a formerly thriving African-American neighborhood. The old Wiley Grocery store now houses the activities of 'Black' Elks club members. Nearby is the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a pilgrimage site complete with shrine. Built and destroyed three times, the current incarnation dates from the 1920s. And the Bobby Bonds recreation center named for the major league baseball legend. Bobby Lee Bonds (March 15, 1946 – August 23, 2003) was an American right fielder in professional baseball from 1968 to 1981, primarily with the San Francisco Giants. ...

One of Riverside's claims to fame was the Riverside International Raceway. It was open from 1957 to 1989.
One of Riverside's claims to fame was the Riverside International Raceway. It was open from 1957 to 1989.

Riverside was the original home of the Riverside International Raceway, which closed in 1989 to make way for a shopping mall. The raceway was included within the city limits of the city of Moreno Valley upon that city's incorporation in 1984. Riverside Raceway (1969 to 1989 verson) under a rough skech through MS paint. ... Riverside Raceway (1969 to 1989 verson) under a rough skech through MS paint. ... Riverside International Raceway (Sometimes known as RIR or Riverside Raceway) was a race track or road course in Riverside, California. ... Riverside International Raceway (Sometimes known as RIR or Riverside Raceway) was a race track or road course in Riverside, California. ... Motto: People, Pride, Progress Location in Riverside County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State Counties Riverside Area  - City  51. ...


Riverside had three minor league baseball teams, one in 1941—the Riverside Reds—and two from the class-A California League: the Riverside Red Wave from 1988–90 and the Riverside Pilots (a Seattle Mariners Class-A minor league affiliate) from 1993–95 at the UC-Riverside Sports Center also known as the Blaine Sports Complex. The Riverside Pilots moved to Lancaster in 1995 to become the Lancaster JetHawks. The move occurred only after a long-standing dispute between the Pilots, the California League, and the city to build a new facility to replace the decrepit Blaine Sports Complex. Today, a semi-pro collegiate team, the Inland Empire Rockets plays some home games in Riverside and Moreno Valley. For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... The California League is a minor league baseball league which operates throughout the state of California. ... UC-Riverside Sports Center is a stadium in Riverside, California. ... The Lancaster JetHawks are a minor league baseball team in Lancaster, California, USA. They are a high-A class team in the California League, and have been a farm team of the Arizona Diamondbacks since 2004. ...


Compared with other cities in Southern California, real estate prices in Riverside are significantly lower than those in adjacent counties. This has led to explosive residential growth within the Riverside city limits. Consequently this has also contributed to heavy gridlock, as residents from Riverside commute to job centers in Orange County.


In recent years, Riverside has been listed by various research groups as having some of the nation's worst air pollution and congestion. Smart Growth America lists Riverside as the most sprawling city in the nation. [5]


Features

Riverside is home to the University of California, Riverside. The UCR Botanic Gardens contains 40 acres (162,000 m²) of unusual plants, with four miles (6 km) of walking trails. The city prides itself on its historic connection to the navel orange, which was introduced to North America from Brazil by the first settlers to Riverside in 1873. Riverside is home to the three surviving Parent Navel Orange Tree, from which all American West Coast navel orange trees are descended. The University of California, Riverside, commonly known as UCR or UC Riverside, is a public research university and one of 10 campuses of the University of California system. ... Inside the United States Botanic Garden Washington, D.C. Botanical gardens grow a wide variety of plants primarily categorized and documented for scientific purposes. ... Orange blossoms and oranges on tree For other uses of orange, see orange (disambiguation) The Orange Citrus x sinensis is a Citrus tree, and the fruits of this tree. ... North American redirects here. ...


There are three hospitals in Riverside.[6]

  • Riverside Community Hospital is a General Acute Care Hospital with Basic Emergency Services and a Level II Trauma Center as of 2006.
  • Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center is a General Acute Care Hospital with Basic Emergency Services as of 2006.
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Riverside is a General Acute Care Hospital with Basic Emergency Services as of 2006.

Riverside is also home to the Riverside Public Library system. Branches include: Arlington, La Sierra, Marcy, Main, Eastside Cy-brary, and Casa Blanca. For the town in the Republic of Ireland, see Hospital, County Limerick. ... A trauma center is a hospital equipped to perform as a casualty receiving station for the emergency medical services by providing the best possible medical care for traumatic injuries 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. ... For the town in the Republic of Ireland, see Hospital, County Limerick. ... For the town in the Republic of Ireland, see Hospital, County Limerick. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Education

The city of Riverside is served by several institutions of higher learning:

The Univ. of Cal. Riverside has its basketball teams play their games at the Student Recreation Center located on its campus. It does not have a football team. The University of California, Riverside, commonly known as UCR or UC Riverside, is a public research university and one of 10 campuses of the University of California system. ... California Baptist University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university located in Riverside, California, USA. Originally founded in 1950 as California Baptist College, Cal Baptist, as the university is affectionately known, is controlled by the California Southern Baptist Convention-- an organization affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. ... Founded in 1922, La Sierra University is a private, co-educational Christian university located in inland Southern California in the city of Riverside, California. ... Located in the city of Riverside, California, the Riverside Community Colleges first campus opened in 1916 on the site of the former Poly High School and today serves more than 35,000 students each semester. ...


Riverside has two notable institutions of learning for specified student bodies:

The CSD-R varsity football team, the Riverside Bears, had an undefeated season which led to an appearance on a May 2006 segment on ABC's 20/20 news series.[citation needed] The California School for the Deaf, Riverside is a school for deaf and hearing impaired children in Riverside, California. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... This article is about the television show. ...

  • Sherman Indian School for Native American tribal members from 7th to 12th grade has been open since 1878.

The following high schools in Riverside serve grades 9-12: Sherman Indian High School is a high school for Native Americans. ...

Arlington High School: Riverside, Ca 92503 Principal: Dr. David Hansen Discipline Principal: Brian Frost Counselors: Mrs. ... John W. North High School is an International Baccalaureate high school in Riverside, California, part of the Riverside Unified School District, and the home of the Huskies and the 1995 Division 4 CIF Football Champions. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Ramona High School is a high school in Riverside, California, part of the Riverside Unified School District, and the home of the Ramona Rams. ... La Sierra High School, located in Riverside, California, is a public high school in the Alvord Unified School District that was founded on August 28, 1969. ... Norte Vista High School is a high school in Riverside, California, part of the Alvord Unified School District, and the home of the Norte Vista Braves. ... Notre Dame High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Riverside, California. ...

Environment

The Riverside area is referred to as a "smog belt" because of its above-average level of air pollution. In a comparison by the National Campaign Against Dirty Air Power (2003), the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area was found to be one of the most polluted regions based on year-round particle measurements when compared to other U.S. cities.[7] [NEJM 2004;351:1057-1067] An allegory that is well-known amongst residents that can be understood by outsiders is that living in the Riverside-San Bernardino area "is like smoking two packs a day", referring to the effects of particulate pollution coating the lungs and being similar to that of smoking tobacco. Despite the smog problems, the city has made efforts to reduce pollution by incorporating additional means of mass transit (Metrolink) and equipping its entire fleet of buses with natural gas. A General Plan for the city was prepared in the year 1994 and updated in 2004. This documentation set forth broad planning goals for the city and specifically included housing, transportation, noise, seismic safety, natural resources, and all other State of California mandated elements. For other uses, see Smog (disambiguation). ... Air pollution is the modification of the natural characteristics of the atmosphere by a chemical, particulate matter, or biological agent. ... San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... Ontario is a city located in San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... In the United States of America, transit describes local area common carrier passenger transportation configured to provide scheduled service on fixed routes on a non-reservation basis. ... Map of St. ... For other uses, see Natural gas (disambiguation). ... Urban planning is concerned with the ordering and design of settlements, from the smallest towns to the worlds largest cities. ... Houses in Fishpool Street, St Albans, England For other meanings of the word house, see House (disambiguation). ... For the movement of people or objects, see transport. ... Noise pollution (or environmental noise in technical venues) is displeasing human or machine created sound that disrupts the environment. ... Seismology (from the Greek seismos(σεισμός) = earthquake and λόγος,logos = knowledge ) is the scientific study of earthquakes and the propagation of elastic waves through the Earth. ...


Crime

The three most gang-prone areas are the Casa Blanca, Eastside and Arlanza neighborhoods. Data collected by Project Bridge, an anti-gang program under the City of Riverside’s Park and Recreation Department, shows that the city of Riverside has experienced an increase in gang membership and gang activity since the early 1990s. In 1991, Riverside had approximately 82 gangs with 4,500 active gang members. More recent estimates indicate there are 86 gangs with 8,000 members. Reportedly 2,000 of these members are juveniles, while 10 of these gangs are primarily comprised of minors. The juvenile crime rates did drop dramatically between 1994 and 1997 for these areas. However, juvenile crime rates have exhibited a gradual and steady rise since 1998. In 2000, Casa Blanca, Arlanza and Eastside had crime rates of approximately 40, 18, and 30 per 1000 youths, respectively. Of these three areas, the Eastside’s problems are compounded by the highest unemployment rate in the City, 25.1%. The neighborhood also has the lowest educational attainment in the City, with 32% of the population having less than a 9th grade education. Project Bridge has provided comprehensive services to at-risk and gang-involved youth between the ages of 12 and 22 and their families in for over a decade. Since 1995, the program has served over 500 gang-involved youth with recent enrollment nearing 150 participants. Almost 50 percent of participant enrollment is generated from the Eastside.[8]


Riverside's Comprehensive Community-Wide Approach to Gang Prevention, Intervention, and Suppression project is focused on two of the high gang-crime neighborhoods, Casa Blanca and Eastside. In these neighborhoods, there are 21 gangs with approximately 3,230 members. The project targets more than 150 gang-involved and high-risk youth. Oversight of the project is handled by a committee consisting of local agencies and organizations, including the Riverside County Juvenile Court, the Riverside County District Attorney's Office, the Riverside and Alvord Unified School Districts, the Youth Service Center, and other agency and community leaders.[9]


On the 2006 list of safest cities in America by Morgan Quitno Press, Riverside scored a middle-of-the-road 209th out of 371 ranked cities of over 75,000 population.[10] Riverside ranked much better than comparable-sized California cities like Oakland (364th), San Bernardino (348th), Stockton (336th), Sacramento (322nd) and Bakersfield (236th). Like much of the country, Riverside's crime rate has been steadily dropping since reaching all-time high in the 1970s[citation needed] though the past two years has seen a slight increase in the overall violent crime rate (1,954 crimes in 2005 vs. 1,777 in 2004.) Car thefts and arson are well-above the national average with 2,770 car thefts and 208 arson incidents in 2005 alone. Morgan Quitno Press is an research and publishing company based out of Lawrence, Kansas. ...


Landmarks

Suburban homes are a part of the diversity of houses in Riverside.
Suburban homes are a part of the diversity of houses in Riverside.

Riverside is home of the historic Mission Inn, the Historic Riverside County Courthouse (based on the Petit Palais in Paris, France), and the Fox Theater, where the first showing of Gone with the Wind took place, which was purchased by the city and is now in very poor condition. Its appearance today is dilapidated and abandoned, although with the recent Riverside Renaissance Initiative, the Fox Theater is currently undergoing rehabilitation to become a performing arts theater. The building will be expanded to hold 1,600 seats, and will boast a stage large enough for Broadway-style performances. The expected completion date for the rehabilitation efforts is Fall 2008. Image File history File links Riversidehomes. ... Image File history File links Riversidehomes. ... The Mission Inn is a whimsical, mysterious and slightly bizarre historic landmark hotel in downtown Riverside, California. ...


Also it is the home of the "World's Largest Paper Cup" which is over three stories (68.10 ft) tall. There is a warehouse/manufacturing building, Dixie Corporation, right behind it. It is made of painted concrete. The "Dixie Cup" landmark is located on Iowa Street just north of Palmyrita. The manufacturing plant itself is now non-existent.


Three notable hills are in Riverside's scenic landscape: Box Springs Mountain, Evans (Jurupa) Hill and Tecolote Hill; all of which are preserved open spaces. South of Riverside is Lake Mathews. There is also the well-known landmark/foothill, Mt. Rubidoux, which is next to the Santa Ana River and one of the most noticeable landmark in the downtown area. This mountain is the dividing line between the town of Rubidoux and the City of Riverside. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Lake Matthews is a large reservoir in Riverside County, California, located in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. ... Rubidoux is a census-designated place and an unincorporated community in Riverside County, California, United States. ...


March Air Reserve Base borders Riverside on the east serving as a divider between the City and Moreno Valley. March ARB is the oldest operating Air Force Base west of the Mississippi River being founded in 1918. Lockheed C-141 Starlifter formerly of the 452 AMW displaying March ARB Orange and Yellow tail colors For the history and uses of this facility prior to 1993, see March Air Force Base March Air Reserve Base (IATA: RIV, ICAO: KRIV, FAA LID: RIV) is located in Riverside County, California...


Neighborhoods

Victoria Avenue, which bisects Riverside, hosts many species of trees and plants.
Victoria Avenue, which bisects Riverside, hosts many species of trees and plants.

The City of Riverside has 28 neighborhoods[11] within city limits. These neighborhoods include: Airport, Alessandro Heights, Arlanza, Arlington, Arlington Heights, Arlington South, Canyon Crest, Casa Blanca, Downtown, Eastside, Grand, Hawarden Hills, Hunter Industrial Park, La Sierra, La Sierra Acres, La Sierra Hills, La Sierra South, Magnolia Center, Mission Grove, Northside, Orangecrest, Presidential Park, Ramona, Sycamore Canyon Park, Sycamore Canyon/Canyon Springs, University, Victoria, and Wood Streets.


Current annexation proposals

The City Council has also proposed numerous annexations of nearby unincorporated communities which will dramatically increase its population and land area over the next few years. Most notable, the Lake Hills/Victoria Grove area, which would extend its southwestern borders to Lake Mathews.[12] Most residents in these portions of Riverside County oppose the annexation by the city. The residents feel that the annexation is a deliberate act by the city that seeks to unfairly increase the city's tax base. Most of these areas contain newer homes that sold within the last year for more than $600,000. The residents opposing these anexations strongly believe that this will lead will lead to an increase in taxes, and will diminish the rural feel of the area in which they have purchased their homes.


Communities include:

City limit map which shows upcoming annexations.
City limit map which shows upcoming annexations.
  • 97 Berry Road
  • 103 Barton/Gem
  • 104 I-215 Corridor
  • 105 Sycamore/Central
  • 106 East Blaine
  • 107 Alta Cresta Remainder
  • 108 Lake Hills/Victoria Grove
  • 111 University City
  • 112 Kaliber
  • 113 Barton/Station

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Potential annexations

  • A Center Street
  • B Highgrove
  • C Spring Mountain Ranch (92)
  • D Canyon Ridge
  • E Woodcrest (to be determined)
  • F Gateway

Transportation

Riverside is served by three major freeways, the I-215, the State Route 60, and the State Route 91. These three freeways meet in north-eastern Riverside at the rebuilt 60/91/215 interchange that was completed in late 2007[13]. Interstate 215 (California) highlighted in red Interstate 215 (abbreviated I-215) in California is a 54. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this articles infobox may require cleanup. ... State Route 91, also known as simply The 91, is a major east-west freeway located entirely within Southern California and serving several regions of the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. ...


The constant construction on Riverside freeways has taken its toll on Riverside's image. The area near the 60/91/215 interchange had a reputation as being one of the worst interchanges in the nation due to its location in a turn, continued construction, short exit time, and other factors.


The city contains two Metrolink commuter rail stations, Riverside-Downtown and Riverside-La Sierra. Both are served by the Inland Empire-Orange County and 91 Lines, and the Downtown station is served by the Riverside Line on weekdays, and the San Bernardino Line on weekends. Metrolink (AAR reporting marks SCAX) is a Regional rail system that serves the Southern California region. ...


Local bus service is provided by the Riverside Transit Agency[14] Service is relatively limited, though this is common for the region. Recently, the agency proposed a new Bus Rapid Transit route to travel along the current Route 1 from the University of California to Corona. The project was due in the summer of 2005, and as of writing is still stalled in the planning stages. This article is about high-capacity bus transit systems. ... The University of California, Riverside, commonly known as UCR or UC Riverside, is a public research university and one of 10 campuses of the University of California system. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State California County Riverside Government  - Mayor Eugene Montanez Area  - City  35. ...


Riverside Municipal Airport (FAA designator: RAL) has a 5,400-foot (1,600 m) runway. Riverside Municipal Airport is a regional airport located in the city of Riverside, California. ...


Festivals

The Riverside International Film Festival takes place April 11 - April 20, 2008. The festival includes directors from around the world. is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Riverside Festival of Lights centers around the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, in the downtown area. Decoration of the Inn begins in October and is lighting ceremony takes place the day after Thanksgiving Day. The Inn puts up more than three million lights and hundreds of animated characters. The festival runs through New Years. At the festival, carolers, horse drawn carriage rides, and ice skating all color the event. Restaurants, cafes, and community groups all contribute to the festival which covers several city blocks in the downtown Riverside area.


Notable natives

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Frank Corral (born June 16, 1955 in Chihuahua, Mexico) is a former NFL kicker from (1978-1981). ... NFL redirects here. ... Allen Cunningham (born March 28, 1977 to Dean and Joanne Cunningham in Riverside, California), United States, is a professional poker player. ... For the domestic fireplace tool, see fireplace poker. ... Alvin Glenn Davis (born September 9, 1960 in Riverside, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman/designated hitter who played for the Seattle Mariners and California Angels. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... 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The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is an American Emmy Award-nominated[1] television series that airs on the Disney Channel. ... Adam Thomas Kennedy (born January 10, 1976 in Riverside, California) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Robert Michael (Bobby) Kielty (last name pronounced KELT-E) (born August 5, 1976) is an American born outfielder who has been recently designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... 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Cheryl Miller (born on January 3, 1964 in Riverside, California) is a former college basketball player and coach, and considered by many the best female player in the history of the game. ... Reginald Wayne Miller (born August 24, 1965, in Riverside, California) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Troy Eugene Percival (born August 9, 1969 in Fontana, California) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher who plays for the Tampa Bay Rays. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Rod Piazza (born November 18, 1947 in Riverside, California is a blues harmonica player, singer and band leader. ... 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Patrick Seitz (Born March 17, 1978 in Riverside, California) is a voice actor who is well known for his role in Koi Kaze as Koshiro Saeki, In July, 2006 at San Diego Comic Con it was announced that Seitz would be playing the role of Isshin Kurosaki, the wacky father... This article is about the chemical whitener. ... Alia Shawkat as Maeby Fünke Alia Martine Shawkat (born on April 18, 1989 in Riverside, California) is a young American actress. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Eric Vaughn Show (May 19, 1956 - March 16, 1994) was a Major League Baseball player for the San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Andrew (Drew) Shirley (born April 3, 1976) is a guitarist and the newest member of the rock band Switchfoot. ... Switchfoot is a Grammy-nominated alternative rock band from San Diego, California, United States. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Susan Straight (born in Riverside, California) is a writer, currently director of the creative writing department at University of California, Riverside. ... Tyree Washington (born: August 28, 1974) in Riverside, California, United States of America is an African American athlete. ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red urethane track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ... Bryan Wong is a Singaporean actor of Mediacorp. ... Michael Wittig is best known as Kalel, the bass player for the Christian hard rock band Pillar (who have won many Dove Awards). ... 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Sister cities

Riverside has six sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International.[15] Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Sister Cities International is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering town twinning, especially between cities in the United States and cities in other countries. ...

The city of Riverside has an economic partnership program with the Mexican state of Oaxaca, Mexico in the early 2000s. The Sendai Committee is working on setting up a secure e-pal system whereby the residents of Sendai and Riverside can exchange emails in a fashion similar to pen pals. The aim is to promote grassroots cultural exchange between the two sister cities Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Cuautla is a city and its surrounding municipality in the Mexican state of Morelos. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Ensenada redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Hyderabad   or Haydarābād // ( Urdu:حیدر آباد), (Telugu:హైదరాబాదు) is the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... The Sino-British Restaurant, a renovated building along Changdi Middle road in the waterfront district. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Gangnam-gu (hangul:강남구; hanja: 江南區, sometimes spelt Kangnam-gu) is one of the 25 gu (wards) which make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Sendai ) is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, and the largest city in the Tōhoku (northeast) region. ... Catedral de Santo Domingo The Free and Sovereign State of Oaxaca or simply Oaxaca   is one of the 31 states of Mexico, located in the southern part of Mexico, west of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. ...


References

  1. ^ MONEY Magazine: Best places to live 2006: Riverside, CA snapshot
  2. ^ Riverside (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
  3. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?. Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved on 2008-02-10.
  5. ^ Smart Growth America
  6. ^ California Department of Health Services
  7. ^ Air pollution and lung development. Retrieved on March 17, 2006.
  8. ^ Riverside Art Council - Project Bridge
  9. ^ Riverside - Youth Gang Program
  10. ^ TBO.com - List of Most Dangerous Cities
  11. ^ City of Riverside: Office of Neighborhoods
  12. ^ City of Riverside Building and Planning - Annexations
  13. ^ The Press-Enterprise
  14. ^ Riverside Transit Agency
  15. ^ Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI)

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