march field

Solemn goodbye to Riverside officer Michael Crain

With several thousand in attendance, including police officers from throughout California and the West, the community of Riverside said goodbye to slain police officer Michael Crain on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Services began at The Grove Community Church before continuing at Riverside National Cemetery where Crain, 34, was laid to rest. Prior to his 11-years with…

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…

March ARB to lose DHL

Barely 3 years into operations, cargo shipper DHL is closing its west coast hub at March Air Reserve Base near Riverside. The closing comes as the German-based shipper pulls out of the U.S. domestic cargo market. The final flights at March are expected by the end of January 2009. DHL Officials with both March Global…

Riverside National Cemetery marks 30th year

2008Riverside National Cemetery 2008Ysmael R. Villegas This Veterans Day marks thirty years since the opening of Riverside National Cemetery. Located across the I-215 freeway from March ARB on the former grounds of Camp William G. Haan, the 921-acre cemetery is one of the nation’s largest and busiest national cemeteries. The initial phase included 96 acres…

March Field AirFest 2008

This weekend, the skies over Inland Southern California will reverberate with the thundering sounds of the USAF Thunderbirds as the team performs during “AirFest 2008” at March Air Reserve Base. The base, celebrating its 90th year, will once again open up the gates to the public during its annual open house/air show. The event, which…

Going ‘green’ in Riverside

Dallas-based Koll Development Co. recently announced that 1 of 5 “green” office projects currently under development nationwide will be at the Meridian business park in Riverside near March Air Reserve Base. Intellicenter RiversideKoll Development Co. Dubbed Intellicenter Riverside, the 3-story, 159,000 square foot office building will be built in accordance with LEED (Leadership in Energy…