Year: 2006

4 million and counting

New figures released last week by California Department of Finance indicate that both San Bernardino and Riverside counties each passed the 2 million mark in population in 2006, making the two counties the 4th and 5th most-populous counties respectively in California. It also signals Inland Southern California has reached the 4 million mark in overall…

Inland growth driving SoCal region

Inland Southern California’s growth continues to lead the six-county Southern California region according to an annual report released by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). Although the State of the Region report says the Inland area’s home affordability index is fast dropping inline with its coastal neighbors, the area continues to attract both jobs…

Festival of Lights

This Friday marks the debut of an expanded Festival of Lights in downtown Riverside. Along with the usual carolers, carriage rides, one-of-a-kind shopping/dining and millions of holiday lights, this year’s FOL has grown to include a compact ice rink. Skating at the rink, located on the Main Street Pedestrian Mall between Mission Inn and University…

GO: The Promenade Shops

This past weekend saw the latest addition to Southern California’s retail landscape as the first phase of The Promenade Shops at Dos Lagos officially opened. Located just off I-15 in southern Corona, the new $110 million, outdoor lifestyle center comprises 360,000 square feet of retail, dining and entertainment offerings. 2006 Round-a-bout 2006 Park ‘n shop…

Riverside council OKs $780M capital improvement plan

Following 2 1/2 hours of public debate last Tuesday, the Riverside City Council approved initial plans for an aggressive, $780 million capital improvement plan. The citywide plan, designed to complete 20 – 30 years worth of municipal facilities and infrastructure projects in as little as 5 years, includes $384 million in mostly “underground” projects —…

City officials consider capital improvement plan

In a proposal city officials say will produce long-planned projects and make up for previously deferred upgrades, the Riverside City Council is set to vote this week on the initial plans for a $780 million citywide proposal for municipal facilities and infrastructure. Called the “Riverside Renaissance Initiative,” the spending plan outlines funding for new parks,…