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County chiefs work together for Region

The Press-Enterprise, May 1, 2014

People from the Inland Empire were blamed for the fights, window-smashing and thefts that followed the U.S. Open of Surfing last fall, said a story in The Los Angeles Times, quoting people in Huntington Beach. >>

Listen to the audio of the April 24 Lewis Seminar here


REGION: Santa Ana River Trail riddled with gaps

The Press-Enterprise, March 26, 2014

People have been talking about a continuous biking, walking and equestrian path from the San Bernardino Mountains to the Pacific shore for more than 40 years.>>

Listen to an audio of the March 20 CSSD Lewis Seminar here

WORKFORCE: Warehouse job issues debated

The Press-Enterprise, Feb. 28, 2014

A region with one of the country’s highest unemployment rates and a lower-than-average level of educational achievement needs several pathways to the middle class, and there is a debate about whether the logistics industry is a viable one.>>

Listen to an audio of the Feb. 27 CSSD Lewis Seminar here

RIVERSIDE: Project aims to make neighborhoods walkable 

The Press-Enterprise, Feb. 19, 2014

Empty dirt lots. Broken and uneven sidewalks. Inadequate lighting. Not enough trees. Vagrants hanging out at bus stops. Parks with no amenities. Researchers at UC Riverside and other partners are trying to make an older part of the city more desirable to walk.>>

Inland Empire leading California’s solar power growth

The Sun, Feb. 6, 2014

San Bernardino and Riverside counties are leading the state as it increases solar power production 600 percent from 2013 to 2015, a top California Energy Commission official said here Thursday.>>

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Ron Loveridge: A local official with statewide presence

Capitol Weekly and California City News, Aug. 1, 2013

Ron Loveridge hasn’t been around forever, but sometimes it seems that way. Loveridge is retiring after decades in public service that includes an unprecedented five terms as mayor of Riverside. But for a guy who built his career hundreds of miles from Sacramento, Loveridge has a remarkable profile in state government that extends far beyond his Inland Empire base.>>

Walkable Communities Aim of UC Riverside, Community Collaboration 

UCR Today, May 8, 2013

UCR’s Center for Sustainable Suburban Development (CSSD) is participating in a $250,000 grant awarded to the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) to research walkability plans for Riverside neighborhoods.>>