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May 19, 2004 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
The Riverside City Council on Tuesday vowed that the four fire stations voters were promised when they approved a $20-million bond measure would be built, despite a funding shortfall. "We need to give the public what they voted for," said Councilman Art Gage. "We need to support our firefighters." Voters had been told that the bond measure they overwhelmingly approved in November would pay to relocate and rebuild four outdated, cramped fire stations. However, when the City Council approved a $1.
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October 26, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
A 60-year-old woman who is a frequent Riverside City Council critic ended up on the floor in handcuffs after tussling with a police officer who then placed her under arrest. Her alleged crime? Disrupting a public meeting by speaker longer than her allotted three minutes. Karen Wright was denouncing a proposed city contract for sludge waste removal Tuesday when the red lights in the council chambers blinked, signaling that her time was up. Over the next 30 seconds, Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge tried to stop her four times before a city police officer approached her at the lectern and asked her to sit down.
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January 18, 2006 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Four Riverside City Council candidates squared off in runoff elections for two seats Tuesday, with an incumbent winning a second term and one newcomer easily defeating another for a vacant seat. Businessman Andy Melendrez and retired sheriff's Deputy Ruben Rasso campaigned to represent contentious Ward 2, which covers Riverside's working-class Eastside. The seat, vacated by the retirement of Ameal Moore, also covers the UC Riverside neighborhood and part of the upscale Canyon Crest area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2006 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Four Riverside City Council candidates squared off in runoff elections for two seats Tuesday, with an incumbent winning a second term and one newcomer easily defeating another for a vacant seat. Businessman Andy Melendrez and retired sheriff's Deputy Ruben Rasso campaigned to represent contentious Ward 2, which covers Riverside's working-class Eastside. The seat, vacated by the retirement of Ameal Moore, also covers the UC Riverside neighborhood and part of the upscale Canyon Crest area.
SPORTS
December 2, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Riverside City Council approved a move to Riverside by the Reno Silver Sox of the Class-A California League.
NEWS
January 16, 1986
Jack B. Clarke Sr. became the first black ever elected to the Riverside City Council, beating Bud Stone by 2,185 votes, or 56.9%, to Stone's 1,653 votes, or 43.1%. "This whole thing is simply tremendous," Clarke told supporters at his home as he declared victory. The race was for the Second Ward, which includes the affluent neighborhoods behind the University of California, Riverside, and Canyon Crest, as well as the poorer Eastside, which has a heavy concentration of minorities.
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July 24, 1986 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Riverside City Council has directed the city attorney to draft an ordinance allowing the city to revoke the permit of any dance hall operator who violates state and federal civil rights laws. The council, in its decision Tuesday, was acting on one of several recommendations by the city's Community Relations Commission, which had been looking into allegations by black and Latino residents that the Red Onion restaurant chain barred them from its disco.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2003 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
The Riverside City Council will discuss today whether to accept a court ruling and reinstate one of the four police officers fired after Tyisha Miller was shot to death in her car more than four years ago. A Superior Court judge has ordered the city to allow Wayne Stewart to return to his job, but community groups are urging the council to fight the ruling. In December 1998, Miller, 19, locked herself into her disabled car at a service station and passed out with a gun in her lap.
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December 9, 2003 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
The Riverside City Council today could select a site to build a large, state-of-the-art complex to replace the city's crammed municipal museum. "We really are a big city, the 11th-largest in California. The museum has not expanded capacity since 1966," said museum director Vincent Moses. "As a big city, Riverside really is ready for a true metropolitan museum." The city's current museum, a 25,000-square-foot main building and a 6,000-square-foot annex, is "jammed to the gills," Moses said.
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May 7, 2003 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
A vocal contingent of community activists at the Riverside City Council meeting Tuesday called on the council to fight a court ruling ordering the city to reinstate one of the four police officers fired after Tyisha Miller was shot to death in 1998. The charged comments came after the council met in closed session to discuss an April 25 court ruling by Superior Court Judge Charles E. Stafford Jr. requiring the city to allow Wayne Stewart to return to his job with back pay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
The City Council has named Brad Hudson city manager, ending a five-month nationwide search. Hudson, 47, is executive director of Riverside County's Economic Development Agency. He will begin his new post as Riverside's top administrator June 1. Hudson replaces George Caravalho, who was fired last year after some council members criticized his communications with the panel, his oversight of some projects and his expense reports.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2004 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
The Riverside City Council on Tuesday vowed that the four fire stations voters were promised when they approved a $20-million bond measure would be built, despite a funding shortfall. "We need to give the public what they voted for," said Councilman Art Gage. "We need to support our firefighters." Voters had been told that the bond measure they overwhelmingly approved in November would pay to relocate and rebuild four outdated, cramped fire stations. However, when the City Council approved a $1.
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March 2, 2004 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
Riverside City Council members tonight will discuss cutting their own salaries by more than a third. The proposal by newly elected Councilman Dom Betro calls for rolling back a pay increase that was approved in late 2002. If Betro is successful, which appears unlikely, the city will save nearly $100,000 annually.
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January 6, 2004 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
In coming days, Riverside voters will select three City Council members, shaping the city's leadership for the next four years. Mail-in balloting is underway to elect representatives for wards 1, 3 and 7 and replace retiring incumbents Chuck Beaty, Joy Defenbaugh and Laura Pearson. In November, when a packed field of candidates ran for each seat, none received more than 50% of the vote, forcing a runoff between the top two candidates in each ward. Voting ends Jan. 13.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2003 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
The Riverside City Council today could select a site to build a large, state-of-the-art complex to replace the city's crammed municipal museum. "We really are a big city, the 11th-largest in California. The museum has not expanded capacity since 1966," said museum director Vincent Moses. "As a big city, Riverside really is ready for a true metropolitan museum." The city's current museum, a 25,000-square-foot main building and a 6,000-square-foot annex, is "jammed to the gills," Moses said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2003 | Seema Mehta and Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writers
In an election that saw the lowest voter turnout in local history, three Riverside City Council races failed to produce winners and will be decided in a runoff election in January. In the city's Ward 7 race, three candidates were separated by just 22 votes, and election officials will spend the next week counting absentee and provisional ballots to determine which two will make the runoff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1986 | HEIDI EVANS, Times Staff Writer
In the wake of complaints by black and Latino residents in Orange and Riverside counties that the Red Onion restaurant chain barred them from its discos because of racial bias, the Riverside City Council on Tuesday asked its city attorney to draft a law that would allow the city to revoke the permit of a dance hall operator who violates state and federal civil rights laws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2003 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
The race to represent Ward 5 on the Riverside City Council pits an incumbent with a big campaign war chest and a string of endorsements against an insurance agent who is waging a door-to-door campaign to topple him. Councilman Ed Adkison, a land surveyor, is among the top fund-raisers in all of four council district races on the Nov. 4 ballot, but he said he is taking nothing for granted. "I'm out hustling door to door, making calls, trying to shape the campaign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2003 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
The race to represent Ward 5 on the Riverside City Council pits an incumbent with a big campaign war chest and a string of endorsements against an insurance agent who is waging a door-to-door campaign to topple him. Councilman Ed Adkison, a land surveyor, is among the top fund-raisers in all of four council district races on the Nov. 4 ballot, but he said he is taking nothing for granted. "I'm out hustling door to door, making calls, trying to shape the campaign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2003 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
Listening to residents' pleas, the Riverside City Council on Tuesday voted to hold off on a proposal to build more than 700 homes in the Rancho La Sierra area, land restricted by voter-approved growth measures on the western city limits along the Santa Ana River. Instead the council voted to form a group that will report to the council in about four months.
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