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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”…

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…

Kudos to KNBC

Los Angeles-based KNBC-TV wrapped up a week-long “Road Trip” this past Friday in downtown Riverside. The NBC-owned station spent the entire week broadcasting a large portion of its 5 p.m. newscast from 4 different locales within Inland Southern California. Paul Moyer and Colleen WilliamsKNBC-TV LA/Ontario Int’l AirportKNBC-TV Live from the Mission InnKNBC-TV The week kicked…

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…

‘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…

Temecula’s ‘Wine Country’

Temecula’s ‘Wine Country’

Just east of Temecula in southwestern Riverside County lies a cluster of vineyards and wineries collectively referred to as Temecula Valley Wine Country. Though not nearly as well-known as California’s famous Napa Valley nor even the Central Coast vineyards of Santa Barbara County (which garnered prominent recognition in “Sideways“), Temecula’s Wine Country nonetheless is an…

High-end homes

With housing demand — and prices — shooting through the roof, it’s no surprise that a recent wave of high-end housing is taking root within the arroyos and valleys of Inland Southern California. The 580-acre Vellano project in Chino Hills will offer semi-custom homes priced between $900,000 and $1.5 million as well as 50 lots…