November 21, 2012
During Thanksgiving, let us not forgot to take a moment and reflect, celebrate and give thanks for those things that are truly the most important and of the most value to us… our life, our health, our families, and our friends.
We personally give thanks and celebrate each day of our lives that we are blessed with our lives and a caring, loving family!
November 16, 2012
Hi there one and all…come join us in the garden, have a nibble and maybe find that special gift or treasure — the gift-giving holidays are right around the corner!
Where: 4182 Linwood Place, Riverside CA 92506
When: Saturday, November 17, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Support local women artists and purchase jewelry, textile art, paper art, ceramics, goat milk soap, garden art, stained glass, mixed media art, and more…
Cash or checks preferred. There will be refreshments. Canceled if heavy rain.
If you are a woman artist/crafter who may want to participate in future shows, please visit yankiwi.com for more information.
August 7, 2012
Tonight is America’s 29th Annual Night Out Against Crime!!!
National Night Out has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer nation.
Tonight, there are two separate National Night Out celebrations in the Wood Streets beginning at 5:30 pm. 3465 Ramona Drive (with fire truck arriving at 6 pm) and 4265 Magnolia Avenue. There will be hot dogs, press-on tattoos for the kids, rootbeer floats, raffles, etc.
Bring your smile, and come on out and meet your neighbors and the people who keep this neighborhood a community!!
March 17, 2012
May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
February 11, 2012
Growcology is hosting a training class today so people can go out and collect signatures for the “Label GMOs statewide ballot initiative”. A Riverside ballot initiative coordinator will be there to answer any questions. Afterwards, there will be a screening of the movie “The Future of Food”. For more information on the Label GMOs campaign, please visit LabelGMOs.org.
GMO = Genetically Modified Organisms. No matter who you are or where you’re from, you have the right to know what’s in your food. Currently, food companies are not required to label foods that contain Gentically Modified Organisms (GMOs). 80% of foods in U.S. grocery stores are made with GMO ingredients. 90% of U.S. consumers want GMO labeling.
The Committee for the Right to Know is a grassroots coalition of consumer, public health, environmental organizations, and food companies in California that is seeking the labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs).
On November 9, 2011, the coalition submitted the “California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act” to the State Attorney General for title and summary, prior to circulation as an initiative measure for the November 2012 election.
What: Label GMOs signature gathering training
When: TODAY, Saturday February 11 from 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: Growcology, 3569 Crowell Ave, Riverside (entrance is not on Crowell Ave, but via dirt alley off of Helena or Diana, which is visible from Google Maps).
Signature collection is allowed to start February 18th, and we need 800,000 signatures by mid-April in order to put this on the ballot for November 2012.
Today’s event is FREE and no reservations are required. Please try to attend! It’s a huge step towards providing you the food you want! Take charge of your health!
January 18, 2012
CALLING ALL COLLEGE STUDENTS!
This Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, take part in a college scavenger race involving the four higher education campuses in the City of Riverside and vie to win money for books! Discover some of Riverside’s treasures while competing for money in a race against time and peers!
Teams of 3 with college ID only costs $20.00. Free t-shirts for the first 150 teams to register! There will be a scavenger hunt, prizes for the top five teams, food and fun! Grand prize: Each member of the winning team will win a $500 book scholarship.
Click here to register today! For more informtion, please call (951) 826-2436.
The College Council of Riverside (CCOR) is an advisory group of students from the four higher education campuses (UCR, RCC, CBU, LSU) working to promote Riverside as a “university community” by elevating quality off-campus experiences, engaging in activities that encourage a “college” culture, and connecting students and recent alumni to the region’s workforce through internships.
December 10, 2011
SANTA will be making a special appearance at 3943 Chapman Place (the house with the train) this Saturday, December 10th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Santa’s helpers will be serving hot chocolate, cookies and cupcakes for children and adults! If you forget your camera, we’ll take photos for you.
The train will be
spouting off real smoke, and the wheels actually turn ’round and ’round, with real train sounds too! Kids, young and old, can sit inside the train for photo opportunities.
Many people are
curious as to when
the Chapman Place Christmas decoration tradition began. One
of our neighbors did some research and found a 1966 Press-Enterprise newspaper article. The
tradition of decorating the street was proposed in 1950 by Chapman Place resident Charles M. Wilson.
In 1950, the west end of the street was still an orange grove, yet the homeowners gathered in Charlie’s garage to make 8-foot tall Christmas trees out of aluminum foil. The 1966 newspaper photo showcased
life-sized lit candlesticks that lined the street, which the current residents reproduced and put in place this year for the whole neighborhood to enjoy!
Take a stroll down Chapman Place tonight….
November 23, 2011
Let us all be grateful for our loved ones, a roof over our head, the food with which we satisfy our hunger, and the ability to be consciously grateful for all that we have. We wish you a most grateful Thanksgiving, and leave you with three thoughts of gratitude:
Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year;
to the honest man it comes as frequently
as the heart of gratitude will allow. –Edward Sandford Martin
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them
is the true meaning of Thanksgiving. –W.T. Purkiser
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget
that the highest appreciation is not to utter words,
but to live by them. –John Fitzgerald Kennedy
November 11, 2011
What is a Veteran?
A “Veteran” — whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve — is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America” for an amount of “up to, and including his/her life”.
We thank all the Veterans, who are now serving, or who have served in the past. Thank you, and your families, for your sacrifices.
November 3, 2011
Southern California residents are now required to check the air quality before they burn wood in a home fireplace — or risk violating regulations that went into effect this week. Fines for repeat offenders can be as high as $500.
As part of the Healthy Hearths™ initiative, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is asking residents to participate in its “Check Before You Burn” program to help improve wintertime air quality by not burning wood in their fireplaces when unhealthful air quality is forecast.
Under the program, AQMD will issue a 24-hour no-burn advisory for residential fireplaces and wood stoves — from November 1st through the end of February 2012.
AQMD is the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties – the smoggiest region of the United States.
For more information, exemptions, or to sign up for AQMD email notifications, go to www.AQMD.gov. Call 866-966-3293 for “Check Before You Burn” information if you
don’t have internet access.