Year: 2006

March Field AirFest 2006

March Field AirFest 2006

This weekend marks the return of the USAF Thunderbirds to March Air Reserve Base near Riverside. The precision flying team has been making regular stops at the base’s air shows for many years, the last being 2004. Long-considered one of the West Coast’s biggest air shows, this year’s aviation pageant is expected to draw about…

Riverside interchange project progresses

Riverside interchange project progresses

For the past 2 years, motorists passing through downtown Riverside have had to fight more than just the regular traffic — they’ve also had to deal with a massive freeway project as well. But as work progresses on the $317 million construction project, which includes rebuilding the infamous 60/91/215 interchange in downtown Riverside, no doubt…

‘A Sleeping Giant’ – part deux

‘A Sleeping Giant’ – part deux

As mentioned in a recent post, a report released earlier this month by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. indicated Inland Southern California (Riv-SB-Ont) will continue to lead the state in population, housing and employment growth. It also reports the region’s personal income and taxable sales continue to climb as well. Likewise, a similar…

‘A Sleeping Giant’

‘A Sleeping Giant’

A report released this week by Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. says Inland Southern California will continue to lead the state in jobs and housing growth, confirming what many area residents have felt the past few years as the region’s population nears 4 million: Setting the pace, once again, in Southern California will be…

Region’s home sales, prices climb

Region’s home sales, prices climb

Despite overall home sales being down in December 2005 from a year earlier in Southern California (30k vs. 28k or minus 4.5%), numbers provided by DataQuick Information Systems show Riverside and San Bernardino counties continue to buck local trends with sales increases of 16.5% (6,305) and 5.7% (4,580) respectively. Along with the sales increase has…

Inland SoCal’s rise in million-dollar tract homes

Inland SoCal’s rise in million-dollar tract homes

Although million-dollar homes within Inland Southern California are nothing new, the increasing number of them on the market is growing quite rapidly. In the past, most million-dollar homes were typically single-built, custom homes. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to see new tract-built homes selling for upwards of $750,000+. Naturally, as home prices toward the coast rise,…

Growing young

Growing young

Thanks to tens of thousands of retirees, most of whom flocked to the area during the 1960s through the 1980s, Hemet once had one of the highest savings account averages in California: … Because of the large number of retirees who move to Hemet — with their savings accounts — the town has 24 savings…