Year: 2011

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Steam trains once again rolling at Hunter Hobby Park

2011Hunter Hobby Park 2011New station 2011Arriving passengers 2011Riding the rails 2011New playground Saturday morning marked the public reopening of Riverside’s Hunter Hobby Park following nearly $7 million in renovations for one of the city’s most unique parks. The reopening also means the public is once again invited to “ride the rails” with the Riverside Live…

Bookshelf: ‘More Than A Place To Pitch A Tent’

Hurkey Creek, Crestmore Manor, Lake Skinner, Idyllwild Park, Box Springs Mountain and Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve — six of the 20 varied parks, museums, recreational and nature centers of Riverside County covered in a new book by local historian Steve Lech. The 150-page, hardcover book — “More Than A Place To Pitch A Tent”…

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Forever 21 completes move — and makeover — at Galleria at Tyler

Following 5 years of vacancy — and several months of renovation work — the former Broadway / Macy’s department store at Riverside’s Galleria at Tyler mall is once again occupied. Last weekend, the doors to the distinctive building reopened as Forever 21 relocated its smaller inline mall store into the much larger pad located at…

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3333 Arlington Avenue – Gemco / Target

Currently undergoing an extensive remodel, 3333 Arlington Avenue is one of three Riverside locations for retail giant Target. City permits indicate the building was originally built in 1970 for Gemco membership department stores. The value for the original 99,200 square-foot building was listed as $950,000. The architect was listed as Maxwell & Starkman Associates and…

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Photos: Riverside’s citrus legacy

Photo Gallery: Riverside’s Citrus Legacy Two weeks back, we featured an item on the recent unveiling of a downtown statue honoring Riverside citrus pioneer Eliza L. Tibbets. In the early 1870s, Eliza secured two small navel orange trees from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for test planting in Riverside. Originating as a mutation in Bahia,…

Downtown statue honors Riverside citrus pioneer

2011Downtown pedestrian mall 2011Eliza Lovell Tibbets 2011Dedication plaque 2011Pedestal(Patricia P. Ortlieb isEliza’s great-great granddaughter) Eliza and Luther Tibbets 2001State Historic Landmark 2008Parent Navel(w/ Eliza’s historical marker) 2008Eliza’s marker 2009Original location of trees(w/ Luther’s historical marker) 2009Luther’s marker 2011Riverside orange grove After 14 years of planning, a long-awaited statue honoring Riverside citrus pioneer Eliza Tibbets was…