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Look up, be amazed After a three-year absence, March Field AirFest will make a spectacular return in April with more than 20 dazzling acts in the skies and dozens of eye-catching displays on the ground. A fast-moving highlight is sure to be the precision flying of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

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Past, present & future Before there was a city of Riverside, Lorenzo Trujillo and a group of settlers made their way to the area to farm and herd livestock. What’s left of the community they built is the Trujillo Adobe — and a growing effor t by their descendants to turn the area around it into a Spanish Old Town, similar to the one in San Diego.

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All-Star’s latest pitch After a standout pitching career and a World Series title with the Los Angeles Angels, Troy Percival returned to where he played college ball, UC Riverside. As the fifth coach in school history, he brings new attention and high expectations to a program that has produced 18 major league players.

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fter a three-year absence due to budget restrictions, March Field AirFest will roar back to life April 16-17 in the skies over Riverside. In a soaring tribute to precision and power, aerial acts include: Jon Melby’s single-seat, Pitts S-1-11B aerobatic biplane; John Collver’s World War II-vintage AT-6 Wardog, and Bill Braack’s Smoke-nThunder Jet Car. Sure to dazzle the expected 200,000-

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plus spectators each day will be the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. In a ground show and air demonstration that lasts about an hour and 15 minutes, the squadron will show what the country’s best fighter pilots and their F-16s can do. On the ground, more than 50 aircraft — from Cessnas to large fire-fighting airtankers — will be on display. While it’s a spectacular, family friendly event, AirFest also serves as a way for March Air Reserve Base to give back to the community, says Brig. Gen. Russell A. Muncy, commander of the 452nd Air

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Mobility Wing on the base. “The people of the Inland Empire are outstanding and they give so much support to the men and women of March ARB,” he said. “The least we can do is let them behind the fence so they can see what we do and also have a great day.” March Field AirFest Where: March Air Reserve Base, Interstate 215 and Cactus Avenue When: April 16-17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. How much: Free general admission, parking; upgraded seating options available Information: marchfieldairfest.marchfss.com


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performances by Rickerby Hinds and Raphael Xavier. Culver Center of the Arts, 3824 Main St., Riverside; 951-827-4787; sweeney.ucr.edu. Also: “Los Moreno,” staged reading of a new play by Mercedes Floresislas, April 14; UCR Latina/o Play Project Series, April 30; Open Expressions, May 5. SALUTE TO VETERANS PARADE APRIL 30 – Eleventh-annual event honoring veterans of all ages and eras, with marching bands, equestrian units, color guards, bagpipes, antique cars, military vehicles and floats. Grand marshal is Rear Admiral Allen E. “Boot” Hill. Pancake breakfast is served for $5 at the Riverside City College staging area. Downtown Riverside; 10 a.m. to noon; free; 951-687-1175; www.asalutetoveterans.com.

calendar ‘BIG RIVER’ THROUGH APRIL 10 – Adaptation of Mark Twain’s timeless classic about Huckleberry Finn, with music and lyrics by Roger Miller and book by William Hauptman. Landis Performing Arts Center, 4800 Magnolia Ave., Riverside; $29-$50; 951-222-8100; www.performanceriverside.org. Also: Off Broadway Play Series, May 11-15. LAKE ALICE TRADING CO. THROUGH APRIL 30 – Factory Tuned Band, April 8; Driven, April 9; Johnny on the Spot, April 15; Band of Bros., April 16; Brewers of Grunge (alternative rock), April 22; Runnin’ On Funk (old school funk), April 23; Gravity Guild, April 29; Alyce Bowie, April 30. 3616 University Ave., Riverside, 951-686-7343, www.lakealicetradingco.com. ‘RESOLVE, RESOLVED, RESOLVING’ THROUGH MAY 15 – The works of local printmaker Denise Kraemer, who became an artist after being inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Kathe Kollwitz, Alfonse Mucha and other artists. Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave.; 951-684-7111; www.riversideartmuseum.org. Also: Gregory Adamson Showcase, through April 25; “Impossible Worlds: The Early Works of Pedro Friedeberg,” through May 15. | april-may 2016 88| riversidemagazine.com | riversidemagazine.com | april-may 2016

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‘MYTH AND MAJESTY’ THROUGH MAY 21 – Photographs of the American Southwest. UCR/California Museum of Photography, 3824 Main St., Riverside; 951-827-4787; artsblock.ucr.edu. Also: “Flash: Cauleen Smith,” through July 2; “Rotation 2015,” through Oct. 29. FILM SCREENINGS THROUGH MAY 28 – “Dope,” April 8-9; “Embrace of the Serpent,” April 22-23; “Korczak,” April 29-30; “Mosquita y Mari,” May 12; “Spotlight,” May 13-14; “Court,” May 20-21; “Cemetery of Splendor,” May 27-28. Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main St., Riverside; 951-827-4787; culvercenter.ucr.edu. RIVERSIDE PLAZA THROUGH JUNE 25 – K-FROG Stagecoach Ticket Attack, April 9 and 16; Riverside Children’s Theater Performance, April 16; Ballet Folklorico, April 23; Rob Graveley Band (soul-funk), April 30; Runyon Wolves (indieelectronica), May 7; Bearwulf (blues-rock), May 14; Rok Music Academy, May 21; The Cristeas (kid funk), May 28; Renown (R&B-pop), June 4; Loneliest Casanova, (eclectic soul), June 11; Mike Isberto (urban folk), June 18; Our Found Freedom (spirit rock), June 25. 3545 Central Ave.; 951-683-1066; www.shopriversideplaza.com. ARTS WALK APRIL 7 – Browse more than 20 art galleries, studios and museums with exhibits in various art

mediums. Special performances, poetry, theater, hands-on art activities, refreshments and more. Continues the first Thursday of every month. Downtown Riverside; 6-9 p.m.; 951-682-6737; www.riversideartswalk.com. UCR FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 7-8 – Original short films by UC Riverside students, faculty and alumni featuring “Bad Timing” by Stu Krieger. University Theatre, 900 University Ave., Riverside; 8 p.m., $12-$14 general, free for students, alumni cardholders, seniors and children, 951-827-3245, events.ucr.edu. MISTRESS OF REALITY APRIL 8 – All-female Black Sabbath tribute. Doors open at 9 p.m. Romano’s Concert Lounge, 5225 Canyon Crest Drive, Riverside; 10:30 p.m.; 951-781-7662; www.theconcertlounge.com. Also: Fast Times (1980s flashback), April 9; Wanted (Bon Jovi tribute), April 16; Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, April 15; Strange Days (The Doors tribute), April 23. CHAMBER RECITAL APRIL 10 – Concert featuring a quintet of musicians who are regulars with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, including violinist Jason Uyeyama. Hole Memorial Auditorium, 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside; free; 951-785-2036; music-events.lasierra.edu. Also: Violinist Victoria Bellard and pianist Jiayi Shi, April 9; Junior Vocal Recital, April 24.

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Aaron Oltman MUSIC FOR STARRY NIGHTS MAY 7 – Riverside County Philharmonic’s season finale, with guest artist Aaron Oltman on the viola. Oltman has earned music performance degrees from USC and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera and on several movie and TV soundtracks, including the documentary “Blackfish.” Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside; 7:30 p.m.; 951-779-9800, www.thephilharmonic.org. Also: Chamber Music Concert at The Box, April 26. print-making and painting, pop-up restaurants and food trucks highlight this third-annual event. Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave.; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 951-684-7111; 951-201-8173; www.riversideartalliance.org.

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church and a cemetery. Residents dug irrigation ditches that later served as water canals used by anglo and european developers. The Trujillo settlement was the area’s first voting precinct. Today, after years of neglect, only three walls and one partial wall of the Trujillo adobe are all that remain of la Placita. The other buildings were lost to the elements, flooding and time. “It breaks your heart,” Melendez said.

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according to Trujillo Elliot. “There is this need for knowing more about Latino history,” she said. “This colony was here before John North, but we are not competing with him. We can share the stage.” About the time the Trujillo Adobe was built, John W. North was surveying and investing in silver mining properties in the Nevada Territory. In 1865, he moved his family to the community of Santa Clara, then to Tennessee, before returning to California in 1870 to help found the city of Riverside, which was incorporated 13 years after that. To raise awareness about the adobe and La Placita — which in the 1840s was the largest settlement between New Mexico and Los Angeles — and someday develop a new history-based attraction, Melendez, Trujillo Elliot and Armas launched the nonprofit Spanish Town

Heritage Foundation in 2013. With San Diego’s Old Town State Historic Park as a model, elements they would like to see as part of Riverside’s Spanish Town include: • A rebuilt Trujillo Adobe and/or interpretive center possibly built around the remaining walls to showcase local history, • A demonstration farm or agricultural operation, • Farmers market, • Restaurants and retail shops with Spanish-themed architecture, • A gallery or place for the arts, and • A plaza or town square for gatherings. “Riverside is the City of Arts and Innovation, and this would showcase how we are so inclusive,” Trujillo Elliot said. The foundation has some hurdles to overcome. Among them: • The Trujillo family no longer owns the property; the Riverside County Parks

Department does even though it’s located within the city of Riverside. • The area is zoned for warehouses. • With government budgets tight, neither the county nor city has offered funds to repair, restore or rebuild the adobe. Today, the remaining adobe walls are protected by a wooden structure which prevents further damage from the elements. In late March, the county erected a new descriptive sign to mark the location of the adobe, which has been declared a state Place of Historic Interest and a Riverside County and Riverside city landmark. Gaining traction Awareness about the adobe is being raised in other ways, particularly during the Riverside Tamale Festival, which

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adding that despite the outcome of the moratorium vote, developers and Northside property owners got the message that the Council might not embrace warehouse proposals for that area. “We need to re-zone that area to make it retail and housing and develop a theme around the adobe to create something like an Old Town San Diego,” he added. “All the parcels around the adobe are privately owned. We would need to re-zone those and ask the developers to create an environment or some ambiance that would lend itself to the architectural flavor we would like to see in that community.” Looking ahead Keith Herron, Riverside County’s historic preservation officer, praised the Trujillo family for helping spread the word | riversidemagazine.com | april-may 2016 14 14 | riversidemagazine.com | april-may 2016

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Selections from a micro/macro beer garden should pair nicely with the tamales. Proceeds from the event will benefit the nonprofit Spanish Town Heritage Foundation.

about the settlement and its importance to the area’s history. But questions remain about the adobe’s future, he added, including whether what’s left should be preserved PHOTO By ERIC REED Keith Herron and restored or dismantled and rebuilt according to the original specifications. More research is needed to determine the realistic options. “We’re continuing to talk to the family and city and work together as partners,” Herron said. “We don’t yet have the information to be able to make that kind of decision. “There should be an opportunity for this story — about the Trujillo family and all the other families who lived in that

Riverside Tamale Festival Where: White Park, 3885 Market St., Riverside When: April 16, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets: $5 for an individual or a family of 4 Information: 951-235-3586 riversidetamalefestival.weebly.com

community — to be told. The story of that settlement is the key. It’s a story of Hispanicized Native Americans who came to this area and established communities.” Meanwhile, the Trujillo descendants and the Spanish Town Heritage Foundation are seeking grants to move their efforts forward and soon hope to work with an artist to create a visual rendering of the proposed town to help spark interest. Other ideas include installing new landscaping around the adobe, hosting a fundraiser where people can make adobe bricks, and having a mural that depicts the area’s history painted on the wooden structure covering the adobe. “I think the support is there for it. Now it’s just getting the zoning in place and finding funding,” Trujillo Elliot said. “It was a community. We’re just hoping that the history gets saved. We’ll keep pushing — gentle pushes.”

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Jensen Alvarado Ranch Built by Danish sea captain Cornelius Jensen, who arrived in the area in the mid-1850s, the Machado Adobe Jensen Alvarado Ranch dates to the early 1870s and is home to the first kiln-fired brick building constructed in Riverside County and is the oldest non-adobe structure in the Inland Empire. “Jensen started as a cattle and sheep rancher then diversified, like many Southern California farmers and ranchers,” Herron says. “He raised all kinds of grapes, sold raisins, had a winery and an apple orchard. The next generation of his family moved into citrus.” Located off the 60 Freeway and Rubidoux Boulevard, the Moreno Adobe home and ranch features furniture, household utensils and farm tools that belonged to the original owners. The Jensen Alvarado Historic Ranch and Museum is open Monday-Friday afternoons by appointment only. Information: www.rivcoparks.org

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Moreno and Machado Adobes Juan Moreno moved 100 head of cattle to thousands of acres of land granted to him by Pio de Jesus Pico, the last Mexican

governor of Alta California, which is now the state of California. Moreno constructed his four-room home in the early 1840s. In 1855, Moreno sold his Santa Rosa Rancho to Augustin Machado in 1855 for $1,000; the livestock fetched another $500. The Machado Adobe, which exists today, was used by ranch hands. “You’ll have to take a trail and walk back to them because they’re on the plateau’s ecological preserve,” Herron says. “It’s a pretty good hike.” Both adobes are open to the public, but not regularly. Information: www.rivcoparks.org Temecula

Wolf Store After growing up in the area of Alsace between Germany and France, Louis Wolf came to California in 1852 in search of gold. Instead of finding wealth from the ground, he married in 1862 then later that same decade built his store, using sun-dried adobe bricks. Wolf was the postmaster — his store also served as the local post office — and the justice of the peace. He also opened what is believed to be the first hotel in the area. Located near what is today the intersection of Highway 79 South and Redhawk Parkway, the restored adobe soon will be home to the à la Minute gourmet ice cream shop and Augie’s Coffee Roasters. Both are expected to open in July. — Jerry Rice april-may 2016 | riversidemagazine.com | 

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UC Riverside researchers find way to ‘trick’ Argentine ants with pheromones

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pheromone bait worked better is to think about it like the smell of your favorite food,” said Kevin Welzel, a PhD entomology student. “Once you smell your favorite food, you tend Dong-Hwan Choe to go to the source of the food and you may find it difficult to resist the temptation to consume it,” said Welzel, who along with Dong-Hwan Choe, a UCr assistant professor of entomology, co-authored a recently published article in the Journal of economic entomology. It focused on their experiment outside 10 homes in the riverside area. Argentine ants have a congenial, noncombative disposition and many, many

queens in a colony. Thus, population growth ramps up quickly in warmer months. These ants prefer living outside, but will invade homes “in difficult times” of extreme heat, drought or flooding, Welzel said. Argentine ants have no stingers and their mandibles are so small that a bite would hardly be noticeable. Surface application of pesticides has short-term benefits but is environmentally harmful and does little to win the war against Argentine ants, Welzel said. Use of slow-acting insecticides in bait ensures that the product gets delivered to the queens, and the use of pheromones speeds up the time and quantity for the delivery, said Welzel, who is researching additional methods to battle Argentine ants.


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Troy Percival has always loved baseball — as a youngster playing for a Riverside Little League team, in 2002 on the mound when the Angels clinched a World Series title and, now, in his second year as coach at UC Riverside.

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An All-Star and World Series champion with the Angels, Troy Percival now mentors players at his alma mater, UC Riverside Written by Clay Fowler Photo by Will Lester

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roy Percival never had a strong desire to coach baseball. Undying devotion to the riverside community he has called home his entire life, however, outweighed any aversion to occupying the bench as something other than a player. after Percival’s 14-year career as one of the best closers to ever play major league baseball ended in 2009, he knew he’d continue giving back to alma mater Uc riverside. That became a custom not long after he left, including renovation of the team’s clubhouse with his bare hands.

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‘I could’ve gone into coaching at the professional level, but this was an opportunity to bring pride back to Riverside baseball.’ Two years after Percival stumbled into coaching alma mater Moreno valley High School, the Ucr head coaching position came open in 2014 for just the second time in 40 years. What better way to give back to the place he has been tied to since his mother began working at the university when he was a child? “it wasn’t about making a name in coaching,” Percival said. “i’ve made my name in baseball already. i know i can coach. i could’ve gone into coaching at the professional level, but this was an opportunity to bring pride back to riverside baseball.” Baseball or otherwise, Percival’s pride in the city of riverside is deeply rooted. His mother retired from Ucr after 25 years as management services officer for architects and engineers. While Percival was growing up in Moreno valley, his father was a firefighter at Station 1 in downtown riverside. in 1993, three years into a professional baseball career that included 10 seasons with the los angeles angels, Percival moved to riverside. He never left. a touted catcher in high school, Percival never gave serious consideration to any school besides Ucr despite offers from cal State Fullerton and Washington, to name a couple. “He came from here, and he was successful, so it makes us think we can do the same,” said junior pitcher austin Sodders, a Moreno valley native. “it’s not Pepperdine in terms of prime location, but a lot of us want to represent where we’re from.” This season marks Percival’s second at Ucr. His first ended with a disappointing 15-40 overall record and a long list of injured players. entering his first season, Percival honored all the commitments recruits

made to the previous coaching staff. This year, he has brought in 17 new players, all of whom he “hand-picked,” including six from the junior college ranks expected to make an immediate impact. Sodders is the most prized prospect in Percival’s 2015 recruiting class. The 6-foot3 junior left-hander chose Ucr over signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, which selected him in the 17th round of the 2015 MlB draft. Percival is accustomed to battling stiff competition for his recruits whether it’s a professional signing bonus worth thousands of dollars or any number of the college baseball powers in Southern california. His secret recruiting weapon couldn’t be more authentic. Percival’s dedication to riverside is something any college coach in the country would have a hard time matching in a given town. recruits from the area — there are 16 on the roster from no farther than 30 miles away from riverside — have no reason to doubt Percival’s commitment to Ucr. Beginning early in his pro career, Percival made countless donations to his alma mater in virtually every form imaginable. During a brief retirement in 2006, he even renovated the Ucr clubhouse himself, pitching in more sweat than money when he, his father and his fatherin-law did everything from build new lockers to scrub floors. Since becoming Ucr’s head coach, Percival has donated thousands of dollars of his own money. combined with the school’s efforts, Ucr has a new infield, outfield wall, sound system, training room, weight room, locker room amenities, jerseys and a new bat contract with easton. “anytime i can do something in my own

Troy Percival file Born: aug. 9, 1969, in Fontana Education: Moreno valley High School, Uc riverside Position: Played catcher in high school and at Uc riverside. He was conver ted to a relief pitcher after one season in the angels’ minor league system. MLB career: Drafted by the angels in the sixth round of the 1990 amateur draft. also played with the Detroit Tigers, St. louis cardinals and Tampa Bay rays. last game was May 21, 2009. Highlights: Four-time MlB all-Star (1996, 1998-99, 2001), World Series champion (2002), finished career with a 3.17 era, 358 saves and 781 strikeouts. His 358 saves rank 10th all-time in MlB history.

Source: Baseball-reference.com, ESPN.com, UC Riverside

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HIGHLANDERS IN THE BIGS Besides Troy Percival, 17 other players have gone from UC Riverside to Major League Baseball: Kim Allen Allen is the Highlanders’ single-season and career leader in stolen bases and played par ts of two major league seasons with the Seattle Mariners. Matt Andriese Andriese was the workhorse of the Highlanders team in 2010 and 2011 and made his major league debut with the Tampa Rays in April 2015. Rob Brantly A career .349 hitter for the Highlanders, Brantly was drafted by the Detroit Tigers after his sophomore season and made his major league debut with the Miami Marlins in 2012. He is now with the Seattle Mariners organization. Anthony Claggett UC Riverside’s closer during the 2005 campaign, Claggett led the team in saves, appearances and strikeout-to-walk ratio. He played for both the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates during the 2009 season. Bobby Clark Clark played nearly every game as a freshman, providing the Highlanders with a rare combination of power and athleticism. He went on to play seven seasons in the big leagues — five with the California Angels and two with the Milwaukee Brewers. Calvin Jones Jones was a member of the Highlanders’ 1982 National Championship team and went on to pitch the 1991 and ’92 seasons

with the Seattle Mariners. Joe Kelly Kelly earned All-America honors with the Highlanders as a relief pitcher and is UCR’s career saves leader. He made his major league debut in June 2012 with the St. Louis Cardinals, and now pitches for the Boston Red Sox. John Lowenstein UC Riverside’s first scholarship athlete, Lowenstein went on to play 16 seasons in the majors, winning the World Series with the Baltimore Orioles in 1983. Steve Lubratich Lubratich set what was then the Highlanders’ single-season record for doubles (22) during the team’s 1977 National Championship season. He went on to play for the 1981 California Angels. Rick Rodriguez Going 11-3 as a pitcher for the Highlanders in the 1981 season, Rodriguez also hit a team-high .388. He went on to pitch the 1986, ’87 and ’88 seasons in the major leagues, for the Oakland A’s and Cleveland Indians. Dan Runzler A member of UC Riverside’s 2007 Big West Championship club, Runzler was a member of the San Francisco Giants’ 40-man roster when they won the World Series in 2010 and 2012. He is now in the Minnesota Twins organization. Marc Rzepczynski Nicknamed “Scrabble,” Rzepczynski was a key member of the UC Riverside star ting rotation which helped the Highlanders to their first Big West Conference regular season championship in 2007. He made

community, I mean, I’ve been here all along, so it’s not lip service,” Percival said. “And the amount of money we’ve spent since I’ve been here is absurd. If we keep at this pace, we’ve caught up to a lot of them, and it’s time to start catching up to all of them.” Percival isn’t shy about his timeline to | april-may 2016 20 | riversidemagazine.com | april-may 2016 20| riversidemagazine.com

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his big league debut in 2009 for the Toronto Blue Jays, won the World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals and is now with the Oakland A’s. Eric Show A key member of the Highlanders’ 1977 National Championship team, Show went on to pitch for 11 seasons in the big leagues, including in the 1984 World Series for the San Diego Padres. He is still the Padres’ career leader in wins with 100. Chris Smith Smith set the program record for strikeouts in a season with 127 during the 2002 campaign. He pitched for the Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers during his three seasons in the majors. Daniel Stange UCR’s closer during the 2006

turn UCR into a contender. He admittedly spread himself thin during his first season in college baseball, but is focusing on instructing the pitchers this season. The Highlanders haven’t won a conference title or made the NCAA tournament since 2007. Percival takes plenty of pride in his plan to change

season, Stange recorded what was then the third most saves in program history with 11. He played par ts of two big league seasons, pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010 and the Angels in 2013. Joe Strong Strong was selected in the 1984 amateur draft by the Oakland A’s but didn’t make his major league debut until the 2000 season, making him, at age 37, one of the oldest rookies in major league history. Curt Wardle An aggressive, hard-throwing lefty, Wardle was primarily a reliever for the Highlanders who went on to pitch for the Minnesota Twins in 1983 and for the Twins and Cleveland Indians in 1984. SOURCE: UC RIVERSIDE AthlEtICS

that soon. “The more players he brings in, the longer (Percival) is here, the better we’re going to be,” junior outfielder Mark Contreras said. “I’m sure we’re going to have a bounce back year, and that’s going to show that UCR is going to be here for a lot more years to come.”


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boiled or steamed in a banana leaf (the Puerto Rican version of a tamale). Empanadas — An array of selections with beef, chicken, cheese or spinach and cheese fillings. Yucca (cassava) — it’s sauteed with onions and peppers in garlic. From the entree section, the slowroast pork is outstanding. Marinated for three days and then cooked overnight, it’s tender enough to eat without dentures! All entrees come with two sides except mofongo — love the sound of this dish — which is served with a green salad. Both the sweet plantain and creamy red beans are outstanding. Another classic dish is pollo con arroz y gandules, a quarter rotisseried chicken served with saffron rice dotted with pigeon peas. The rice is extremely aromatic and the chicken is exceedingly tender. The house dressing (mayo, ketchup and garlic) is a perfect accompaniment to this dish. There’s also a hot-pressed sandwich section, Puerto Rican paninis if you will. Get the tripleta, which is a blend of beef, chicken and pork along with lettuce, tomato and house dressing. Fries accompany all sandwiches. Finally, about the mofongo — mashed green plantains blended with garlic oil and pork cracklings. it’s sometimes topped with salsa criolla. This is a very filling dish that will stick to your ribs. We opted for six plump large shrimp bathed in the aforementioned salsa

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criolla atop the mound of mofongo. Other variations include mofongostuffed chicken and mofongo-stuffed pork. Finish with the soaked-through rum cake — highly flammable! While a wine and beer license is pending, the fresh-squeezed soursop (a Caribbean fruit) and Malta Goya, a malty non-alcoholic beverage, should suffice to quench your thirst. During any visit to San Juan BBQ, you’ll quickly learn that you won’t be going home hungry — and your wallet will appreciate how reasonably priced everything is. San Juan BBQ Address: 10203 hole Ave., Riverside Information: 951-588-6555, www.sanjuanbbq.com Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday Prices: Appetizers $2.25-$5, Taste of Puer to Rico sampler appetizer platter $15, sandwiches $6-$7.50, combo plates $8-$12 Details: Pinchos (grilled skewers) available weekends 1-5 p.m. Daily rotating specials Monday through Friday. Weekend specials vary. Paella can be special ordered with two days advance notice. Cooking classes are available at the restaurant or at customers’ homes. Catering available. Free delivery locally with orders of $25 or more.

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n my constant search to wake up my jaded taste buds, red Panka delivered in spades. the ingredients and sauces used at the recently opened fusion restaurant are primarily Peruvian, while the vehicles in which they are delivered are from mexico (freshly made tortillas) and used as the base for tacos, burritos, enchiladas and wraps. the food is sparklingly fresh, with vegetables already prepped. the meats (with the exception of the chicken and beef, which are flamed-grilled for the salads) are charred by allowing oil in

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the wok to coat the upper edges and introducing the stove’s flames directly onto the ingredients, beautifully rendering the meat to a perfect medium doneness. the sauces are all made from scratch and range from the yellow-tinged aji amarillo to the much spicier rocoto, which provides a moderately spicy glow mid-tongue that persists for at least a minute. aji panca, a dried red Peruvian chile, is used in the tomato-based salsa and in a sauce that also contains smoked paprika, resulting in a smoky/sweet heat on the palate. Brothers andre and Giovanni miranda

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avocados in the middle. on top are barely cooked through, sauteed shrimp that provide a soft, pleasant snap when you bite into them. a russian-like dressing (mayo, vinegar and ketchup) is drizzled over the shrimp and drifts down the potato cylinder onto the plate like a lava flow. the next item during a recent visit was the chimi-churri steak bowl. chimi-churri sauce originated in rio de la Plata in argentina and is comprised of dry pepper flakes, olive oil, vinegar, parsley and cilantro. the bowl’s ingredients include exceedingly tender steak strips drizzled with chimi-churri sauce, Peruvian pinto beans, shredded lettuce, and a pineapple pico de gallo salsa made with aji panca chiles. Don’t blend all the ingredients together as you’ll miss out on all of the distinct flavors. the final dish was a Panka quinoa salad that incorporates your choice of meat (in our case, very succulent chopped grilled chicken) with quinoa, Peruvian roasted

corn, black beans, corn salsa, avocado and a cilantro lime dressing. the salads and bowls are both very healthy creations and can easily become a vegetarian item by including sautéed vegetables or just leaving out the meat. Don’t miss the distinctive drinks. you can opt for passion fruit or chicha morada, a blue corn infusion in which the corn is boiled with pineapple and apples for five hours with fresh lime juice and sugar to produce a deep purple-colored drink that is incredibly thirst quenching. the miranda brothers refer to their dishes as “gourmet fast food.” It’s healthy and delicious with magnificent eye appeal and little touches that raise the dining experience to a higher level. these touches include cordial and informative service, willingness to substitute ingredients, authenticity in every aspect and a desire to provide the best overall dining experience around. Peruvian ceviche and sushi Peruvian style will soon be making an appearance as well as regional items from different parts of Peru. Don’t miss the opportunity to sample Peruvian fusion fare at its finest with a total lack of “con-fusion” that plagues many other restaurants in this genre. Red Panka address: 1971 W. redlands Blvd., suite B, redlands; 909-792-9300, www.redpanka.com Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily Prices: $5-$10 Notes: all major credit cards accepted. catering available. call-in orders accepted, par ticularly at lunch. currently, no alcoholic beverages.

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The color of the day was red as nearly 1,000 guests descended on the Convention Center recently for Riverside Community Hospital’s Red Dress Fashion Show and Health Expo. A benefit for the American Heart Association, the event also included heart health screenings, presentations by physicians, jewelry and other fashion items for sale and, of course, a red-themed fashion show. Edgar Santos, a makeup artist with credits that include “The Bachelorette,” the Oscars and Grammys, offered makeup and fashion tips.

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Riverside City College celebrated its 100th anniversary in March with the dedication of downtown Riverside’s newest gem, Centennial Plaza. The $80 million complex includes the Henry W. Coil Sr. and Alice Edna Coil School for the Arts, RCC’s Culinary Arts Academy, district offices and a four-level parking structure.

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April 16 – A Senior Salute, 11th annual signature event hosted by the Janet Goeske Foundation. The benefit raises funds for the Goeske center’s programming effor ts, as well as new programs, resources and activities. Landis Performing Ar ts Center, Riverside City College, 4800 Magnolia Ave., Riverside; 5 p.m. VIP reception, 6 p.m. general admission, 7:15 p.m. showtime; 951-525-4137; jgc4seniors.com. April 23 – Keep our Gardens Clean & Beautiful, volunteer day sponsored by Friends of the UCR Botanic Gardens. Drinks, snacks and most project tools will be provided. Please bring rakes,

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of Riverside. Riverside Convention Center, 3637 Fifth St.; soroptimistriverside.org. May 7 – Spring luncheon and boutique to benefit Teen Challenge. Benedict Castle, 5445 Chicago Ave., Riverside; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; 951-202-3088, www.teenchallenge.org. May 14 – Sheltering HeARTS, a Path of Life fundraiser to benefit the homeless in Riverside County. Bourns Inc., 1200 Columbia Ave., Riverside; 6-9 p.m.; $80-$265; 951-786-9048, thepathoflife.com. May 15 – Primavera in the Gardens, the 17th annual wine and food tasting event, will feature appetizers from local restaurants

and caterers, and wines from regional vineyards and wineries. Proceeds benefit projects at the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens, including visits by thousands of local school children every year. 2-5 p.m.; 951-784-6962, gardens.ucr.edu. May 24 – Wild and Tasty Taco Night, a Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation event with representatives from 10 local restaurants creating unique street tacos and competing to see which serves the best taco. Parking lot in front of the Riverside Medical Clinic’s Administration Building, 3660 Arlington Ave., Riverside; 951-682-2753; rmccharity.org.


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haun Goldberg and his wife Danyale took up sailing three years ago when they bought a 28-foot fiberglass sailboat. It wasn’t long before their love of being on the water led the Moreno Valley couple to then purchase a rundown but rare vintage wooden-hulled ocean racing yacht for $7,000. After a top to bottom renovation effort, their 1955 Farallone clipper sailing yacht — which won 14 racing championships in its heyday — is once again a sparkling and seaworthy jewel. To get to this point, Goldberg estimates it has taken more than 3,000 man-hours of work, including 1,300 in stripping, painting and varnishing the wood, and another 800 in rebuilding the engine. Sweat equity also was contributed by their 18-year-old son, Matthew. Why do all that work? “It’s for the love of it,” said Goldberg, adding that the vessel he has now has been well worth the effort. Only 19 Farallone clippers were built, and as far as Goldberg knows only seven remain and five of those are still sailing. The 38-foot Farallone clipper was developed in the 1930s in the San Francisco Bay area, and the yachts reached their racing high-water mark in the 1950s. Ultimately, they were sidelined by the development of sailboats made from fiberglass and with newer technology. The last Farallone clipper was built in 1962. An excursion on Goldberg’s yacht in Long Beach Harbor, with views of the Queen Mary, will be offered for bids during the Riverside

Danyale Goldberg enjoys a day of sailing.

Shipshape After an extensive makeover, a classic yacht is back on the seas Written by Amy Bentley Photos courtesy Chaun Goldberg

David Hillberg, Chaun and Matthew Goldberg install a new engine aboard Hayden II. april-may 2016 | riversidemagazine.com | 

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Area Rape Crisis Center’s 35th annual Auction & Dinner Gala at the Victoria Club on April 30. Bids will be accepted on dozens of other items as well, including a South African safari, a framed and numbered lithograph of Spider-Man signed by author Stan Lee, and a cache of 50 bottles of fine wines. “There’s something completely magical about a wooden sailboat,” Goldberg said. The Hayden II was restored practically from top to bottom, including the hull. “It’s romantic, and there’s a different feel when you are in the water with it. It’s very quiet, and it’s very heavy. It cuts through the waves and doesn’t sit on top of them. It’s a different way of sailing.”

The Hayden II sails past the Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor.

Auction & Dinner Gala What: Fundraiser for the Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center Where: Victoria Club, 2521 Arroyo Drive, Riverside When: April 30; registration and viewing of auction items at 5 p.m., dinner served at 6 p.m. Tickets: $125 Information: 951-686-7273, www.rarcc.org, www.facebook.com/HoydenII

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