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The presidential streets of Riverside

Beginning near Arlington Avenue in Riverside and stretching eight miles southwest along Magnolia Avenue into the Home Gardens community near Corona, 17 streets placed at half-mile intervals honor the nation’s first presidents. Laid out in 1876 by the Riverside Land & Irrigation Company, the streets — with one notable exception and two later changes —…

Bookshelf: A look at local history books

Recently, local historian Hal Durian’s weekly “Riverside Recollections” column spotlighted several local history books, including the very popular photo history books from Arcadia Publishing. The Arcadia series includes several topics, including Images of America, Postcard History Series, Then & Now, Black America Series, Images of Sports, and Campus History Series. Locally, several communities have been…

Region’s retail market still expanding

Since 2004, Inland Southern California has seen an influx of large-scale retail developments, redevelopments and expansions. From new malls in Rancho Cucamonga (Victoria Gardens) and Corona (The Promenade Shops at Dos Lagos), expansions (Galleria at Tyler) and revivals (Riverside Plaza) in Riverside, continuing growth within the periphery of Ontario Mills, to a number of “power…

Time to grow up

If population projections released this past week come to fruition, Riverside County will be the second most-populous county in California by 2050, ranking behind only behemoth Los Angeles County. The report, issued by the California Department of Finance — the folks responsible for statewide fiscal planning and demographics — says Riverside County can expect to…

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…

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Out & About – 09/24/2006

Sunday, September 24, 2006 – A few photos and thoughts while browsing various new home developments in both Riverside and Corona. The trip begins with the Alta Cresta development in southeastern Riverside. In most respects, Alta Cresta is the second major phase of the city’s master-planned Orangecrest development, both of which actually began as a…

Superfluous suburban names

A recent posting at DenverInfill Blog regarding the various marketing ploys behind the naming of new residential subdivisions caught our eye, if only because the phenomenon described, er panned, indeed is quite evident here within Inland Southern California. 2004Yucaipa In today’s “image is everything” marketing world, the need for new housing developments to have catchy…