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7175 Golden Vale Dr

[ SOLD for $1,355,000 ] Featuring dramatic interior living spaces, this palatial 5,500 sq-ft single level spectacular contemporary Mediterranean estate is exceptionally suited to a social lifestyle, yet also retains a casual elegance that makes the whole family feel “at home”.  Uncompromising quality is evident at every turn!! Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been…

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2653 Mangrove Way

[ SOLD for $200,000 ]  Single story end-unit low-maintenance condo in a complex named “The Trees” sits comfortably in the heart of the prestigious Victoria/Hawarden neighborhood just off the Victoria greenbelt near multi-million dollar homes and orange groves (smell the season’s orange blossoms)!  Enjoy the spacious and beautiful grounds with lush landscaping, gardens, and meandering…

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans. Both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states, it is usually observed on November 11.  However, if it occurs on a Sunday, then the following Monday is designated for holiday leave, and if it occurs Saturday then either Saturday or Friday may…

Trunk ‘n Treat vs. Trick-or-Treat

Trick-or-Treating is the time-honored tradition of children going door-to-door on Halloween evening while gathering candy and goodies from neighbors.  We’ve recently heard the term Trunk ‘n Treat, and learned that it’s an event designed to provide a safe, free, one-stop alternative to trick-or-treating for children.  Participants park their vehicles in a large parking lot, decorate the trunk of their…

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A Celebration to Die For…

Come join this multi-cultural event to benefit the restoration of the historic Riverside Evergreen Memorial Cemetery with a celebration that highlights the funerary traditions of many cultures featuring music, dancing, costumed characters, food, face painting, ghost hunters, and more!  Wear a costume and add to the fun for you and your whole family! The festivities…

Downtown Riverside Ghostwalk

Returning for its 17th year, Friday October 24th and Saturday October 25th from 5:40 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., the California Riverside Ballet brings downtown Riverside alive with stories of horror, mystery and intrigue.  Tours occur at 20 minute intervals with guests being led through the historic district, in the shadows of the Mission Inn, where…

Orange and Black = Green?

Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year, and we have a few ideas to improve your ghoulish gatherings and candy collecting.  This year, why not try for an eco-friendly “green” holiday? The most important part of Halloween, at least for the kids and the kid-like adults…. candy!  Try to hand out organic…

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Riverside Alumnae Panhellenic Home Tour

Saturday, October 18, 2008, marks the 57th annual Home Tour of the Riverside Alumnae Panhellenic Association (RAPA).  Each year, the fundraising tour consists of four to six interesting and beautiful homes in the Riverside area, and you are guaranteed to see beautiful, artistic, and one-of-a-kind residences for a reasonable donation of $20.  Proceeds support many local charities…

Halloween is just around the corner and I need a pumpkin

If you like picking a pumpkin from a farm rather than your neighborhood grocery store you might want to visit one of these three farms. Riverside County The Pumpkin Factory 1545 Circle City Drive, Corona, CA 92879 Phone: 805-689-4659 Riverside County, California The Wickerd Farm 26852 Scott Road, Menifee, CA 92584 Phone: 909-672-3020 Riverside County,…

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10th Annual Family Village Festival

The Riverside Museum Associates Multicultural Council is celebrating their 10th annual Family Village Festival on Saturday, October 11, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This “Gathering of Cultures” features villages from Japan, Scandinavia, Mexico, Guyana, Puerto Rico, Samoa and more.  The location this year will be in downtown Riverside at White Park (3936 Chestnut Street) —…