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    By Dianne Anderson Seniors 50 or older who can’t afford a contractor or handyman to take care of their homes can now learn how to do it themselves. It’s not quite an extreme fixer-upper makeover, but a Riverside Habitat for Humanity program’s two-hour free workshop could save a lot of money in the long run ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Feeling a little down? Feeling a little blue? Grab an extra coat and head over to the Akoma Unity Center to enjoy the holiday bustle with hundreds of families and children at the annual toy and coat giveaway. On December 21, organizers are calling on all those who want to come out ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It’s a rare occasion when a city council reaches a unanimous agreement on any single point of interest, but there are exceptions. And, Waudier Rucker Hughes was exceptional in her own right. The lifelong community activist drew undisputed support last week from seven Riverside City Council members who voted to rename a ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Kids from Riverside and San Bernardino schools will converge on Bourns Inc. headquarters in Riverside for a conference sure to spark their young inventive minds around cutting-edge technology. If there is any doubt about how much they crave technology, last year about 5,000 students were put on the waiting list to attend ...
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    The Precinct Reporter recently observed 54 years of continuous publication. It is quite a milestone for a newspaper dedicated to telling the story of the Black community and keeping it informed about available resources and issues of the day. However, the Precinct Reporter may not exist much longer! The media landscape has changed dramatically, actually ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For what it’s worth, some good is coming out of the long winding school to prison pipeline, which just got a little shorter in Riverside County thanks to an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit, and local education activist Corey Jackson Jackson, founder and CEO for Sigma Beta Xi, Inc., said he got ...
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    By Dennis J. Freeman Two-times NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard has arrived back home where he started his basketball roots. After leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Leonard, who starred at Canyon Springs High School (Moreno Valley) and Martin Luther King High School in Riverside during his prep days, is now an ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Parents everywhere this week are probably thinking the same thing – what happened to all the money? Thousands of smartly dressed local kids are trekking back to school, and coming out of pocket for backpacks is at least one less thing parents have to worry about. Amanda Vann, SMAART program coordinator with ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Nothing quite raises the blood pressure like sinking under bad credit problems, or having to come up with tens of thousands of dollars to get through the homebuyer process. Or, probably worst of all, losing a home to imminent foreclosure. With that in mind, National Investment Division – Housing Counseling Agency San ...
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    Teen Panel to Lead Conversations on Race, Ethnicity, Gender Identity, Immigration Status Let’s Talk! Ethnic and racial tensions and discrimination are raging in our communities and schools. “Racism is hidden in plain sight,” states a prominent student from John W. North High School. Other students assert: “Racism is one of the biggest issues… People don’t ...