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Dear Riverside Public Utilities Water Customer: California is in a serious drought with most of the state experiencing extreme water supply shortages. Due to these epic circumstances, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) and the Governor’s office have asked that water utilities throughout the state implement mandatory emergency water conservation restrictions, effective immediately, through February 28, 2016, to reduce statewide water use. In recognition of the state’s action, the Riverside City Council voted on June 16th to implement Stage 3 Mandatory Water Restrictions to help Riverside reduce the City’s overall water usage by 28%. Please note that the 28% represents a cumulative reduction for all RPU customers and is not an individual goal. The new mandatory restrictions are: • All outdoor irrigation watering must be reduced to no more than 3 days per week, your choice of days, starting now through October 2015. In November 2015, watering must be reduced to no more than 2 days per week. • All outdoor irrigation watering is limited to the hours of 6p.m. to 10a.m. for no longer than 15 minutes per station. Watering of streets and sidewalks, or water run-off from irrigation watering is prohibited. • Washing of driveways, walkways, or sidewalks are in violation of the mandated order and are prohibited. • Violation of these restrictions is considered an infraction and is punishable by a fine. Customers will be given two warnings for non-compliance before a fine is issued. All restrictions from stages 1 and 2 of the mandatory water restrictions apply as well, including: • Watering to the point of run off or applying water to streets and sidewalks is prohibited. • Irrigation and plumbing leaks must be fixed within 72 hours of notice. • Washing of autos etc. must be done with a bucket or a hose with a shut-off nozzle. • Restaurants should provide water only on request. • Hotels shall provide customers with options of not having towels/linens washed daily. • Construction operations receiving water shall not use water unnecessarily. The statewide drought is a very serious matter. Riverside Public Utilities is asking its customers to do their part to conserve and thanks those who already have. We encourage everyone to remain diligent through February 2016, by considering the many easy steps you can take right now to reduce. With your help, RPU will be able to comply with the state’s emergency conservation requests. To report water waste, please call (951) 826-5311 or use the 311 app on your phone. For more information on the drought, frequently asked questions and tips on how to save water, go to

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20 “BUG MAN” ON CAMPUS For UC Riverside student Joshua Oliva, it’s an enjoyable day when he can go out and collect insects. Imagine his delight when he caught a firefly that had never been seen and cataloged before.

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12 CAREER EDUCATION 101 In today’s competitive work environment, a diploma will get jobseekers only so far. They’ll also need to know how to write a resume, make an “elevator pitch” and the best ways to network — skills that college students can learn at on-campus career centers. We have tips for parents, too.





28 WIENERS & OTHER WINNERS While the gourmet franks may get most of the attention at D-Dogs, the downtown dining hotspot has lots more to enjoy: burgers, pizzas and more than 40 beers on tap.


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e’ll admit that after eight years, Riverside Magazine has really gone to the dogs. And as someone who had a dachshund, poodles and other four-legged friends growing up, that’s just fine. Recently, we’ve made a number of visits to D-Dogs, the family sports restaurant owned by Laurie Brower and Darryl Hurt. We’ve gone for lunch, dinner and, with photographer Eric Reed, to get the photos that accompany David Cohen’s story in this issue. While burgers, pizzas, salads and other items are served, gourmet hot dogs are certainly the star attractions at D-Dogs — as the name of the eatery implies. We’re told that customers order an average of 100 franks daily, and they want them dressed up Chicago-style more than any other way. It’s the one featured on the cover with, what we


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Hundreds of pups are available for adoption at the Jurupa Valley animal shelter.

assume, is a hungry canine. We also chatted with John Welsh, the spokesman for Riverside County Animal Services. At the time of our conversation, more than 400 dogs (and cats) were available for adoption or waiting to be claimed by their owners

at its facility in Jurupa Valley. That number actually was low, he said. In spring, when there are lots of puppies and kittens coming in, the pet population is routinely higher — by a factor of several hundred. The animal shelter, along with others throughout Southern California, is partnering with NBC4 and Telemundo 52 for a Clear the Shelters pet adoption event on Aug. 15. (See details on Page 34). In the end, we’ve devoted a lot of space in this issue to dogs. Once the catlovers at home see it, we’ll probably be strongly encouraged to give the other side equal time.

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egan Cavanagh has performed in “Menopause the Musical” since 2004, playing the role of Earth Mother in Jeanie Linders’ musical parody about four women shopping for lingerie at a department store who sing about everything from hot flashes and chocolate cravings to memory loss. In film, Cavanagh previously portrayed Marla Hooch in the 1992 comedy-drama, “A League of Their Own.” Other film credits include “For Richer or Poorer,” “Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” “That Darn Cat” and the Oscar-nominated animated feature “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,” in which she was the voice of Judy Neutron, Jimmy’s mom. A native of Chicago, Cavanagh now lives in Hollywood and will star in “Menopause” when the show comes to the Fox Performing Arts Center on Sept. 26. We recently had a few questions for Cavanagh: Question: You’re 54 years old and started performing in “Menopause the Musical” a decade ago. Do you personally relate to your character? Answer: “I was peri-menopausal when I started this show and wasn’t really having any symptoms. I had a hysterectomy in 2010 and that threw me full-face into menopause,” says Cavanagh, who also battled breast cancer last year and is now cancer-free but takes the drug Tamoxifen to help keep the cancer away. “It makes your hot flashes like 10 times worse. I am so completely in it. My character’s big problem that she is having with her menopause is insomnia and sweating from the head. I have sweating from the head and when I sing that song about sweating from the head, I am. It’s just me.” Q: Why do you think “Menopause the Musical” has been so popular for so long? A: “I don’t know how much is out there for women


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Megan Cavanagh, foreground, with, from left, Teri Adams, Linda Boston and Judy Blue star in “Menopause: the Musical.”

of a certain age in terms of entertainment. This show really empowers women to know they are not going through this alone. The best times are ahead of them. Fifty is the new 40. And the music is all 1960s, ’70s and ’80s parodies, so the music is very relateable. Everybody loves the music. It’s just fun.” Q: How many more years do you envision playing this role? A: “I love what I do,” said Cavanagh, adding that while the role is physically demanding, as long

as she feels good she plans to stick with it. Q: What about life on the road? How do you balance it with family life? A: Cavanagh has been legally married to Anne Chamberlain since 2008 and has a 23-year-old son, so there are no young kids at home. Chamberlain writes film courses and teaches online and can frequently travel with Cavanagh while on tour, which has taken her to Asia and throughout the United States. The longest stretch of time

‘This show really empowers women to know they are not going through this alone.’ away from home was four months. Cavanagh and other cast members generally stay in hotels, and while the rooms often have a kitchen the theater company’s manager routinely finds great restaurants in each of the cities they visit. Sightseeing also is important. While in Dallas, for example, Cavanagh visited the Texas School Book Depository where Lee Harvey Oswald hid when he assassinated President John F. Kennedy. Q: Considering film, television and the theater, which offers women over 40 more high-quality acting roles and opportunities? A: Theater. In film, she says there are more roles for men overall, and fewer for women, before adding with a laugh: “Those women are going to be hot and young. Theater has such a diverse, rich tapestry of roles.” Q: Are there any actors who inspire you? A: Margaret Rutherford, the late British actress. “I just love her. She’s such an amazing old character actress.” Also, Susan Sarandon and Tom Hanks. “I worked with Tom, and he taught me how to be on a set. He didn’t know he did this. I watched him and how he interacted with people. He is just the nicest man alive.” Q: What’s next? A: Cavanagh’s bucket list includes working on Broadway and running a production company with Chamberlain that produces films offering employment to women. For the moment, however, Cavanagh is content to continue doing voice-over work and perform in “Menopause the Musical.” “This show really is a good time,” she said. “It’s really a lot of fun.” ‘Menopause the Musical’ Where: Fox Performing Ar ts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside When: 3 and 8 p.m. Sept. 26 Tickets: $33.50-$63.50 Information:


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‘MARY POPPINS’ SEPT. 25-OCT. 4  –  2015-16 season opener for Performance Riverside. Landis Performing Arts Center, 4800 Magnolia Ave., Riverside; 951-222-8100; Also: “Young Frankenstein,” Nov. 6-15; “Big Fish,” Feb. 5-14; “Big River,” April 1-10.

‘MASSIMILIANO GATTI: PASSAGES’ THROUGH SEPT. 5  –  The first American exhibition of Gatti’s photographs explore the history of the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and the immigration from North Africa coasts to Europe. UCR/California Museum of Photography, 3824 Main St., Riverside; 951-827-4787; MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM THROUGH DEC. 17  –  Raekwon & Ghostface Killah, Aug. 15; Summerland Tour with Everclear, Toadies, Fuel and American Hi-Fi, Aug. 16; Motorhead, Aug. 19; Halestorm, Oct. 16; Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Nov. 4; Machine Head, Dec. 17. 3485 Mission Inn Ave.; 951-779-9800; BONFIRE AUG. 8  –  AC/DC tribute band. Romano’s Concert Lounge, 5225 Canyon Crest Drive,

CHINESE MOON FESTIVAL SEPT. 27  –  Lion dance performance, games, crafts, storytelling, tai chi demonstration and more. Event is a Chinese celebration that dates back to the Tang Dynasty. Heritage House, 8193 Magnolia Ave., Riverside; 6-8 p.m.; free; 951-826-5124; chinese-moon-festival.asp.

Riverside; 10:30 p.m.; 951-781-7662; Also: Damage Inc. (Metallica tribute), Aug. 15; Bow Wow Wow, Boys Don’t Cry and When in Rome, Aug. 28; DSB (Journey tribute), Sept. 19; Metalachi, Sept. 25. ARTS WALK SEPT. 3  –  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; MARIACHI FESTIVAL SEPT. 18-19  –  Music, mariachi and ballet folklorico acts plus cultural foods. Fairmount Park, 2601 Fairmount Blvd., Riverside; 951-826-2000;

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CLASSIC CAR SHOW AUG. 16  –  Monthly event, continues the third Sunday of each month. Canyon Crest Towne Centre, 5225 Canyon Crest Drive, Riverside; 1-4 p.m.; 951-686-1222; Also: Space Oddity (David Bowie tribute), Aug. 19; Cellar Door Books’ “Story Time” for kids, Saturdays at 11 a.m.

RIVERSIDE COUNTY PHILHARMONIC OCT. 10  –  “Stars of the Philharmonic,” featuring Rossini’s “William Tell Overture,” Williams’ “Fantasia on a Theme” and, showcasing Eileen Holt, The Phil’s principal flute, Nielsen’s “Flute Concerto.” Concert was postponed from an earlier date. Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside; 7:30 p.m.; 951-787-0251; GHOST WALK OCT. 23-24  –  Original tales of ghosts and ghouls, featuring local high school drama groups and noted community speakers, and incorporating local landmarks. Downtown Riverside; 951-787-7850; ‘MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE’ OCT. 24  –  Sunny Thompson stars as the Hollywood sex symbol who longs to be respected for her talent and loved for who she really is rather than the character she has created. Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside; 2 and 8 p.m.; 951-335-3469; Also: “Bullets Over Broadway,” Jan. 27; “The Producers,” Feb. 14; “Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking,” March 12; “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” April 10.





RAINCROSS CHORALE OCT. 25  –  Cathedral Echoes, a concert featuring sacred music written especially for the acoustics of a cathedral. Calvary Presbyterian Church, 4495 Magnolia Ave., Riverside; 3 p.m.; $15; ‘THE LONESOME WEST’ NOV. 6-15   –  Written by Martin McDonagh, the story of the shocking and murderous goings-on in a small town in western Ireland is directed by Patrick Brien. The Box at the Fox Entertainment Plaza, 3635 Market St., Riverside;

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Local colleges are empowering students with the information and skills they need to succeed when it comes to finding a job Written by Amy Bentley


aking advantage of job fairs, workshops and other services offered by the career center at California Baptist University paid off handsomely for Jonathan Truitt when he landed a paid, full-time internship at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Los Angeles. Truitt, who earned a degree in accounting from CBU in May, is working with the audit team at the multinational professional services company. He learned about the internship opportunity by networking — one of the “soft” skills the university’s career center emphasizes as important to landing a job after graduation. Truitt, who obtained a recruiter’s email address from a friend, says his career center experiences proved to be rewarding. “I learned the value of networking and the different skills I need to really get myself out there — like writing a resume and how to act around professionals,” said the 22-year-old president of the campus accounting club. “There are so many little

‘You’re one face out of hundreds. You have to help yourself stick out, and find a way to take it to the next level.’ things, like how you present yourself, how you give your story in 15 seconds or less.” One of the more critical things Truitt says he learned was to give recruiters “more than a resume so they remember you.” “You’re one face out of hundreds,” he added. “You have to help yourself stick out, and find a way to take it to the next level. You have to find a way to quickly edge out the competition and be the one they remember.” While Riverside’s four institutions of higher learning — CBU, La Sierra University, Riverside City College and UC Riverside — last spring recognized thousands of graduates, job guarantees often didn’t come with the degrees those students received. To improve employment prospects, counselors say that students also need to learn how to look for a job and be an attractive candidate, which is where the college career services come in. Students have been using those programs in greater numbers since the recession, and each school is ramping up what is being offered to not just students but also their parents. Some highlights: California Baptist University At CBU, the focus is on career planning, helping students to develop job skills and faith-based “servant” Mike Bishop leadership in the workplace, says Mike Bishop, the career center director.

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Students and alumni have access to career fairs and seminars year-round on topics like using the job networking website LinkedIn, interviewing, and how to get an internship. Bishop says that employers are scouring LinkedIn more than ever these days for job candidates since businesses now have fewer recruiters. The center’s website also features an online portal for employers to post jobs and for students to search. Businesses that have visited CBU included Sysco Foods, Enterprise car rental company, Nordstrom, PepsiCo, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Southern California Gas Co. and Southern California Edison. During the past few years, CBU has

‘We’ve utilized a lot more social media to make students more aware of our programs, with mostly Instagram or Twitter. ’

increased its mock job interview programs, holding more than 500 last year. Social media use also has been ramped up to help students, Bishop says. During the past year, CBU’s career center had 34,000 hits on its website — 28,000 of them unique — and the center’s social media channels have nearly 4,000 followers. “We’ve utilized a lot more social media to make students more aware of our programs, with mostly Instagram or Twitter,” he said. In addition, career center staff personally visited more than 100 classrooms and campus organizations last year to talk to students about interview skills and other topics. Student interest in the career center also is growing. Anticipated enrollment at CBU last fall was about 8,500 students, and more than 7,600 of them used the center for at least a half hour or longer. More parents are also seeing value in the Career Center, which opened 17 years ago. As for the majors and areas of study

Where the jobs are A college graduate’s area of study or major can determine how fast he or she lands a job. Engineering, Business, Computer Science and Accounting were the areas targeted for hiring the most by employers in the spring of 2015, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Finance, Accounting and Computer Science are the individual majors most in demand at the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2015 repor t, first issued in January. More than 53 percent of employers that planned to hire bachelor’s degree graduates intended to hire finance (57.4 percent), accounting (56.1 percent) and computer science (53.8 percent) majors. At the master’s degree level, finance (24.2 percent) topped the list of most in-demand majors, followed by computer science (23.8 percent) and accounting (22 percent).

La Sierra University In October, La Sierra University opened its first Career Services Center and introduced the facility to the college community in February with an open

house and a dedication ceremony. Leading the center is Elke Hardt, an alumnus of the small faith-based university who has spent the Elke Hardt year developing new services and career support programs. “I’m excited about the opportunity to build something from the ground up and to be back at my alma mater,” she said. Students have been responding, with more than 1,000 — more than half the student population — coming into the new center for a workshop or face-toface contact with Hardt. “It’s really encouraging,” she said. The new center grew out of a need for career services to be boosted and centralized. Previously, various departments and offices, the college’s business school and the counseling center

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at CBU with the highest interest among employers, Bishop says that the College of Engineering sees 95 percent of its graduates employed full-time or in graduate school after graduation. At the School of Nursing, 90 percent of its graduates are employed in the Inland Empire. Bishop identified four traits that employers want in a job candidate: • Someone who is personable and confident. • Someone who can align their education and experience with the job they are seeking. • Someone with leadership qualities, which can be demonstrated by club membership, volunteer work or being active in a group like the local Chamber of Commerce. • A team player.


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‘This will help them make some money and help them start thinking, “How do you report to a boss, develop some skills, do a resume?” ’ all offered job and career help. For the staff and faculty at LSU, it’s important to have students wellprepared for the workplace, says Hardt, who is compiling the university’s first survey of graduates to determine how many have jobs, are looking for work, or are in graduate school. About 375 students graduated this spring. La Sierra holds a career fair every October for all students, and Hardt also plans to add a part-time jobs/internship fair in the fall. “This will help them make some money and help them start thinking, ‘How do you report to a boss, develop some skills, do a resume?’,” she said. Last spring, Adam Poswolsky, author of


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anticipated increase in state funding that may lead to hiring additional career service staffers. Students currently can seek job skills and placement help in Patricia Avila the counseling department, and Avila is looking forward to expanding those offerings. “We really do want to have a dedicated career services center, with the career center part of it being a work in progress,” she said. At the community college level, students can earn a two-year associate’s degree or attend classes for a shorter time to earn a certificate of skills for certain jobs. There’s also a big emphasis on career technical education. “We’re really working hard to make sure that our programs meet industry needs and reflect what those emerging trends are,” said Avila, adding that RCC

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efficient and meets current industry standards, she says. Industries with a promising hiring outlook include nursing (RCC has programs to become an RN or LVN) as well as computer technology, digital media, computer information systems and computer application technology. Students can earn certificates in as little as one semester or one year, or an associate’s degree in two years. Advanced manufacturing is another area with high job potential and employer interest, Avila says, especially the RCC programs in welding and air conditioning and refrigeration. “There is a huge need for air conditioning and refrigeration (workers), and there is green technology,” Avila said. “And, you’ve got that technical component that is so critical.” UC Riverside UC Riverside’s graduates are faring well in the world of work, with the 2013-14 annual report by the university’s career center showing that 64 percent of 2014 graduates were employed within six months, 24 percent were in a graduate program and 10 percent were looking for work. “Those are really good numbers and better than the national average,” said Sean Gil, director of the UCR career center, who added that 40 percent of those working had jobs in the Inland Empire. UCR hosts 11 career and job fairs each year to bring dozens of organizations and students together. The campus also has more than 50 workshops per quarter that are open to alumni and current students. Topics include networking and “How Not to Get Fired.” Additionally, UCR’s Job Discovery series helps freshmen and sophomores learn what jobs and careers are available for their majors.

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Tips for students

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UCR’s career center is enjoying an uptick in the number of students using its services.

Michelle Knighton, right, learns about career center offerings available online.

With competition for jobs more intense since the recession, Gil says that a growing number of students are aware of UCR’s job placement services — and using them. “There’s definitely more demand and awareness of what students should be doing,” he said. Three years ago, Gil developed a Virtual Connections Series with the goal of bringing more nationally recognized employers to the campus. He felt that UCR needed a fresh approach with virtual connections or a technology component to reach companies based in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Students in a lecture hall are connected 18

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virtually to panelists from businesses via video feeds and can ask questions of the panelists. Hundreds of students are participating in these virtual events and also can talk to the panelists one-on-one afterward via a laptop with headphones. Gil envisions taking this program to the next level by adding in-person speakers to the events. “We’re able to reach into the companies that they are really interested in at minimal cost to the employers. Now we have Google, Facebook, Microsoft — all these companies,” Gil said. “We realize we are in Riverside so we really need to roll out the white carpet and meet their needs.” Other participants have included the White House, State Department, Kaiser Permanente and Vaccinex. UCR also recently filled a newly created position of Senior Success Coordinator, who helps students land their first job after graduation and then tracks their employment picture, Gil says. Also, during the 2013-14 school year, UCR launched Beyond Academia, a program for graduate and PhD students that explores careers outside the traditional academic route.

• Develop and strengthen “soft” skills. The three top soft skills sought by employers, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, are strong leadership skills, the ability to work in a team and have strong written communication skills. • While in college, get involved in an intramural spor t or a club, or hold a par t-time job, to develop soft skills like how to network and how to represent yourself professionally. • Find ways to become a leader, like performing community service or volunteer work. • Develop good writing skills. • Use all the college resources available, such as taking workshops offered by the career center and working with a campus employment placement coordinator. • Reach out to the faculty for help connecting to industry advisors who can serve as mentors; these connections can lead to internships.

Tips for parents • Encourage digital natives who love technology to value face-to-face interaction and develop interpersonal skills. Help your young adult learn to integrate his or her online and physical worlds. • Caution your children to be careful about their digital footprint. • Encourage your college students to visit the campus career center early, star ting during the first semester of their freshman year. • Encourage your children to explore various classes and fields during their first year in college so they are exposed to a variety of options. Give your kids time to choose the major that is right for them. Don’t rush or pressure them. • Expose your college students to different careers and job titles. Networking with neighbors, friends and others will help. • Let your kids decide what they want to do for work or a career. Be openminded. “It’s their life, they have to live it,” says Elke Hardt, director of the career services center at La Sierra University. Sources: California Baptist University, La Sierra University, Riverside City College and UC Riverside


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Winged discovery UC Riverside student’s firefly find lights up a daytime excursion Written by Jim Steinberg



The firefly, top, found by Joshua Oliva is about half a centimeter long and black in color with an orange halo-like pattern on the shield covering its head. The UC Riverside student is collecting and cataloging 300 insects for a field entomology class.


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t was not your traditional mother-son outing. When Joshua Oliva took his mother out to collect insects for a UC Riverside entomology class, he knew he stumbled onto an amazing find — a firefly. Fireflies are an unusual sight in Southern California, but Oliva, a history major, got an even bigger surprise when he sought confirmation of his find with an expert on campus. Senior museum scientist Doug Yanega took the insect discovery to a new level, telling the 24-year-old Oliva that his firefly belonged to a species that had not been seen before. “This is one of the best things that has ever happened to me,” said Oliva, who was born in Burbank but spent several childhood years in Guatemala, where he collected insects as a child. “I felt I finally did something that mattered.” Contrary to what many believe, some 30 varieties of fireflies are in Southern California, although not all of them glow, Yanega says. These carnivorous, nocturnal beetles occur in small numbers near springs and seeps where they are infrequently seen — especially in the hills of San Diego County, San Bernardino County’s Lytle Creek and in the Santa Monica Mountains. They only fly briefly after dusk, he adds, and their range is concentrated around areas where they can find small snails to feed on. “No wonder people don’t realize they are out there,” Yanega said. World authorities on fireflies at the University of Florida have confirmed Yanega’s

University of innovation UC Riverside is a university that has long been known for its research programs and the discoveries that have come out of those effor ts. Some examples: • In 1967, biochemist and molecular biologist Anthony Norman was one of two scientists who isolated and described the chemical nature of a substance commonly known as vitamin D, but was, in fact a steroid hormone. Several lifesaving drug treatments were developed as a result of research by the Norman lab. • In 1980, the university released its first patented citrus variety, the Oroblanco grapefruit. Other citrus breeding program releases since then have included the Melogold grapefruit and the Gold Nugget tangerine. • In an effor t to keep students engaged through reading assignments, three years ago a UCR computer science professor, Frank Vahid, and Smita Bakshi, a former assistant professor at UC Davis, re-wrote the textbooks on college learning materials and launched They recruited authors to develop content for a web-based platform that combines text with learning activities and animations to help teach science, technology, engineering, mathematics and other subjects. To date, zyBooks are being used in classrooms at about 250 universities. • Graduate student Zachary Favors had a light-bulb moment on the beach

initial conclusion that the firefly Oliva brought to him was something unseen before. It could take several years to name the previously unknown firefly, Yanega says, adding, “It’s important to keep this in perspective.” Researchers at UC Riverside discover several dozen new insect species every year, both local and from around the world. “I found one on my driveway when I was living in New York,” Yanega said. When Oliva visited his mother in the North Hills area of Los Angeles on Mother’s Day, he thought it would be 22

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at San Clemente in early 2014 when he got the idea of using sand to create a longer-lasting lithium-ion battery to power everything from smar tphones to electric vehicles. Working with professors Cengiz and Mihri Ozkan at the Bourns College of Engineering, they created a coin-sized battery that outperforms the industry standard by three times. • With California in the midst of an historic drought and 2014 said to be the warmest year on record, the work of plant biologist Sean Cutler and his team is par ticularly timely. It was announced in February that they discovered a way to reprogram a plant’s receptors, giving it the ability to survive longer in dry conditions. Source: UC Riverside


Mihri Ozkan, left, Cengiz Ozkan and Zachary Favors in the Ozkans’ lab

Members of the zyBooks team, with founders Frank Vahid, third from left, and Smita Bakshi, center

nice if they bonded on an outing. “My mom has been asking me about what I am doing in school, so I thought I’d take her out catching insects with me,” he said. Oliva said that after using a net to sweep a bush in the Santa Monica Mountains, he saw an insect with an orange halo-like pattern on the shield covering its head. With that telltale signature, he knew he likely found a rare Southern California firefly. For his field entomology class, Oliva says he needs to collect and properly present 300 museum-quality insects for a grade.

‘My mom has been asking me about what I am doing in school, so I thought I’d take her out catching insects with me.’ Oliva is a few units short of completing his undergraduate degree as a history major focused on Latin America. But he plans to attend graduate school for a master’s in entomology. “Discovering a new insect sure looks good on the application,” he said.


‘I wanted to find a cure because, God, I wanted my knees back, and that’s what I was hoping for.’ Written by Canan Tasci Photos by Frank Perez



rolls a double to

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ete Staylor is looking forward to finishing off a double-double. It has nothing to do with a popular item at In-N-Out Burger, but rather what he went through last summer and what he hopes to accomplish in September. After decades of playing basketball and doing other activities that damaged his knees, Staylor was diagnosed with osteoarthritis about 20 years ago and last August opted to have both of his knees replaced. Now, the Riverside resident plans to participate in two Arthritis Foundation bike tours that will have him cycling nearly 900 miles in 14 days. Both events benefit the nonprofit organization’s mission that advocates for research, education, treatment and a cure of the disease that affects 53 million Americans. Staylor’s goal is to raise $25,000 to help with those efforts. “I started doing this because it was self-serving. I wanted to find a cure because, God, I wanted my knees back, and that’s what I was hoping for,” said the 61-year-old. “Then, when you find out how many people have it and how many kids have it, it’s like, ‘Oh my God.’” Staylor will first participate in the People’s Coast Classic, a 363mile, six-day ride in Oregon, from Astoria to Brookings, starting

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Go along for the ride Follow Pete Staylor during his 888-mile adventure along the Oregon and California coasts. Star ting early September, we’ll be posting photos, videos and other updates from him at

Pete Staylor’s knees, after his surgery in August 2014, left, and in July.

Sept. 12. A week later, he’ll be back on the saddle for the California Coast Classic, a 525-mile, eight-day ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Cycling for Team Carter 525m 4aCure, Staylor will ride down the Golden State in honor of 5-year-old Carter Forsyth, who has juvenile arthritis. The autoimmune and inflammatory condition affects nearly 300,000 children across the nation with common arthritis symptoms, such as pain, joint swelling, redness and warmth. The youngster dubbed the 46-member team “Agents of Awesomeness,” based on his love for superheroes. Carter’s grandfather, Jerry Davis, is the team leader and Staylor and Kyle Berg are co-captains. By July, Staylor had raised $3,100 for the Oregon ride and $6,100 for the California ride. He wants to raise $25,000 for the California ride alone in support of Carter and all of the children affected by arthritis. Staylor, who has been riding about 100 miles a week and doing a spin class during the last few months to prepare for the events, plans to mount a laptop to the back of his bicycle and scroll the names of his donors throughout the entire trip. “Everyone told me you’re brave to have both knees done at the same time. Well, some said, ‘You’re crazy,’ but most said, ‘You’re brave,’ ” Staylor said. “But, I believe in that ‘brave,’ and the fact that if I have two new knees, why not 24

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do two rides?” Prior to getting two good knees, Staylor struggled with the pain of arthritis. Eventually, his love for playing basketball had to stop when his knees swelled so badly it prevented him from walking for days. After a meniscus repair to the left knee in 2001, Staylor’s doctor recommended cycling or swimming as low-impact ways to keep active. Months later, he bought a bike and began volunteering with the Arthritis Foundation and participating in multiple bike tours. Fast-forward to 2015, and Staylor is marking his 14th year volunteering with the organization. This will be his eighth time riding the California Coast Classic bike tour, and the first time tackling both coasts. “I would like to be an inspiration to those folks who have had physical issues,” he said. “Even if they are getting up there in years, it is not too late to get active. You just have to make the choice to do something positive and be enthusiastic about it.” To help Pete Staylor is accepting donations on behalf of the Ar thritis Foundation. Visit Checks payable to the foundation can be mailed to 431 Spruce St., Riverside, CA 92507 To learn more Arthritis Foundation: California Coast Classic:

Five steps to fitness Pete Staylor’s top tips and tricks for staying healthy and active: • No food tastes as good as being healthy feels. • Star t with small goals that are obtainable because a lot of little victories add up to a larger one. • The main thing is to get star ted and do something active. • Try and ride with a buddy or a group, as it is much safer and can be motivating. • Don’t give up, especially when someone tells you that your active life is over. There is always hope when you decide there is.




Written by George A. Paul


usic is increasingly consumed via Pandora, iHeart Radio, Spotify, Rhapsody, Google Play Music, Rdio, Tidal as well as the recently launched Apple Music. While listening to your favorites, many of these streaming platforms will suggest similar artists that could become a regular part of your future playlists. With that in mind, we’ve paired some high-profile acts with recommendations of compatible independent artists with ties to Riverside. Charlie Musselwhite A master blues harmonica player since the mid-1960s, the Grammy and W.C. Handy Award winner reportedly inspired Dan Ackroyd’s character in the “The Blues Brothers” movie. He has gained a new audience lately, thanks to recent collaborations with Ben Harper and Cyndi Lauper. Latest album: “I Ain’t Lyin’” (Henrietta)

Streaming services open ears to new ways of discovering local acts Photo by MICHAEL WEINTROB

Photo by Kim C. Martin

Charlie Musselwhite, above, and Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers

LOCAL MATCH Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers Among SoCal’s prominent blues practitioners for decades, Piazza formed the Mighty Flyers in the late 1970s. Since then, the singer/harmonica player and his bandmates have racked up accolades and put out nearly 20 albums. Their most recent effort adeptly mixes originals with old school covers by Johnny Ace and Lee Dorsey. Latest album: “Emergency Situation” (Blind Pig) Where to hear: Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify Next SoCal show: Gaslamp Music Bar & Kitchen, Long Beach, Nov. 25 Website:

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Best known for such platinum-selling hits as “Under the Bridge,” “By the Way,” “Dani California” and “Snow (Hey Oh),” the veteran alt-rock band from Los Angeles co-headlined Coachella festivals in 2003, 2007 and 2013. Latest album: “I’m With You” (Warner Bros.)

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LOCAL MATCH Soul of the River Together since 2002, the laid back, four-piece group specializes in spirited funk and compact jam rock music that frequently recalls the Chili Peppers, Jack Johnson, Sublime and Marcy Playground. Both KCXX and KUCR also have given airplay to Soul of the River, which regularly plays Relay for Life events. Latest album: “Soul of the River” (909 Records) Where to hear: Spotify Next SoCal show: Back to the Grind, downtown Riverside, Aug 29 Website:

Fishbone The zany LA funk/rock/ska band’s 1985 single “Party at Ground Zero” was in heavy rotation at KROQ, but they came to national prominence six years later when “Everyday Sunshine” and “Sunless Saturday” became top 20 alt-rock radio hits. They’ve made several film appearances over the years. Paul Hampton of Riverside’s The Skeletones currently plays keyboards live with the band. Latest EP: “Intrinsically Intertwined” (Fishbone) LOCAL MATCH The Debonaires Now celebrating their 20th anniversary, The Debonaires returned in a big way last year. The ska/reggae band opened for the English Beat at the Orange County Fair and put out a long-awaited, highly recommended new album featuring guest appearances by members of Fishbone and The Slackers. Latest album: “Movin’” (Jump Up) Where to hear: Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify Next SoCal show: After July’s appearance at Romano’s Concert Lounge, there were no other local performances on the calendar as of press time. Websites:,

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy One of the few bands that found success amid the mid-1990s swing revival and is still active today, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy appeared in the film “Swingers,” had a minor hit with “You and Me and the Bottle Makes Photo by Don Miller Three,” played the Super Bowl XXXIII halftime show and did the theme for the TV show “3rd Rock From the Sun.” Latest album: “Rattle Them Bones” (Savoy Jazz) LOCAL MATCH Big Papa and the TCB Led by Chris Thayer (a graduate of Riverside’s La Sierra High), the award-winning swing quintet incorporates old school rhythm and blues into its sound. Big Papa and the TCB has performed at the Fox Theater and many other IE venues and saw the song “Go Big Papa” featured in a national TV ad campaign for Papa John’s Pizza. Latest album: “Six Pack of Cool” (Inland Blue) Where to hear: Apple Music, Spotify Next SoCal shows: Dr. Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park, Stevenson Ranch, Sept. 15; Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch, Yucaipa, Oct. 3 and 18. Website:

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Najee The popular smooth jazz saxophonist/flautist started putting out albums in 1986; several have topped the contemporary jazz chart, gone platinum and earned Soul Train Music Awards. Najee has toured and recorded with Prince and countless heavyweight musicians. The new album features sleek Ambrosia and Antonio Carlos Jobim covers and guest turns Courtesy Shanachie Records by Alex Bugnon and Robert Damper. Latest album: “You, Me and Forever” (Shanachie) LOCAL MATCH J. Boykin A frequent performer at local schools, where he sometimes plays saxophone while riding a skateboard(!), Boykin served as a behind the scenes musician on the Fox TV show “Glee” and has shared stages with John Legend, Harry Belafonte, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Ledisi and others. His 2013 disc is a mélange of jazz, R&B and gospel, which the artist says captured a “fresher essence” than prior efforts. Latest album: “Pink Sand” (Boykin Music Group) Where to hear: Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify Next SoCal shows: Gospel Jazz Sunset, Moreno Valley, Sept. 19. Boykin also regularly performs during Sunday morning worship services at Crossword Christian Church in Moreno Valley. Website:

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Top dogs Makeup by DAni Tygr

Relish the gourmet franks at D-Dogs, a place where burgers and pizzas also rule

Anna Delauder fills a glass with one of the 42 beers on tap.

D’ Pastrami burger

Written by David Cohen Photos by Eric Reed

Owners Darryl Hurt, who retired from law enforcement in Riverside, and Laurie Brower, who had her own escrow company, are both longtime Riverside residents. Darryl (the “D” in D-Dogs) scoured the country for the archetypal hot dog before deciding on the all-beef Hebrew National. The ground meat used to hand-form the hamburgers comes from Mad Mike’s American Gourmet meat shop in Temecula. Before D-Dogs opened in 2013, the building’s interior was completely redone under Darryl’s guidance. A half-brick wall is on one side of the restaurant with photos of the building as it originally looked. The other side has high-polished wood booths; the tables are made of dark cherrywood. The black ceiling is crisscrossed with silver ductwork.


ave you ever had a hot dog and felt you had enough to eat without ordering fries and/or onion rings? I didn’t think so. But you definitely will feel that way after chowing down on the gourmet options at D-Dogs in downtown Riverside. The 11,000-square-foot building in which it’s located goes back more than a century when it served as a stable and carriage repair shop. More recently, it was a pawn shop. 28

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D’ Tijuana dog

The centerpiece of the room is a huge bar with pretty granite swirl patterns along the countertop, edged by tin rain gutters along the perimeter. Darryl created a unique tap system using metal beer kegs to display the draught pull levers. That’s the ground floor. Five hundred square feet of space is available on the second floor for expansion. At lunch, the restaurant is often filled with diners who place their food orders at a counter near the entrance to expedite preparation and service. After 5 p.m., table service is available. The bar has full service the entire time the restaurant is open, and

D’ Fancy pizza

offers 42 beers on draught and at least another 40 by the bottle — all of which change periodically. The menu consists of seven styles of hot dogs and six burger variations, as well as seven pizzas cut into four slices. Extra ingredients can be ordered if you’re so inclined. There also is an appetizer section, halfpound baked potatoes with toppings, and a salad and flatbread area on the menu. For the hot dogs, there’s a choice of a pretzel roll or white bread roll. The pretzel is sturdier and is my recommendation given the many ingredients piled on top. With

The menu consists of seven styles of hot dogs and six burger variations, as well as seven pizzas cut into four slices. Extra ingredients can be ordered if you’re so inclined.

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picked up by hand. Pizzas (available gluten-free for an additional $3) have a uniformly excellent crust — pliable with a bit of a char and a pleasing crunch when you bite into it. We opted for the D’ Fancy containing an arrezzio cheese blend (consisting of two mozzarellas, unsmoked provolone, parmesan and romano), tomato sauce, a pile of wild arugula, marinated diced tomatoes, caramelized onions and a superior pesto lightly drizzled over the arugula. The pesto is so good that it ought to be displayed more prominently throughout the pizza. A generous brushing along the pizza’s perimeter would work perfectly.

The D’ Chicago dog is stuffed with chopped onions, relish, tomatoes, peppers and more.

respect to the dog, kosher beef, veggie, bratwurst and andouille sausage are available. The burger roll can be a brioche, pretzel or white bun, while the burger options are beef, turkey, veggie and chicken. So, let’s begin with the hot dogs and a cautionary note: they are best eaten with a knife and fork, otherwise they may very well come apart under their own weight with the toppings falling onto the plate, table or all over your shirt. During a recent visit, we opted for the D’ IE (Inland Empire) with the kosher beef dog. The toppings consisted of carne asada, grilled onions, panela cheese, a mayo cream sauce and chipotle cream. The entire masterpiece was crisscrossed with Sriracha sauce. It probably didn’t need the mayo cream, but it was deliciously spicy nonetheless, with the smokiness of the chipotle, sweetness of the grilled onions and fierceness of the Sriracha making for a superb flavor profile, along with the pleasant snap and gush of juiciness when you bite into the dog. The D’ Tijuana dog was ordered with bratwurst and also contained grilled onions and mayo cream sauce as well as tomato, crispy bacon slices, spicy ketchup and creamy guacamole with pickled 30

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jalapenos. This topping profile is also available for the burger and probably works better with the burger, but the textural concepts and complementary flavors are excellent in their own right. Chicago, Coney, Nacho and Kraut dogs also are available, and it should be noted that all dogs are nitrite-free. The D’ Pastrami burger we were served was done perfectly medium. The pastrami was fairly lean and the mustard added a spicy kick. Grilled onions accompanied the burger, which was easily

D-Dogs Restaurant Where: 3557 University Ave., Riverside (between Lemon and Orange streets) Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and until midnight Thursday through Saturday Prices: $7.95-$9.95 for hot dogs and burgers; $7.25-$11.95 for pizzas; 50 cents to $2 for extra toppings; $5.95 kids menu. All major credit cards accepted. Takeout available. Beverages: Extensive beer list. IPA Mondays. On Wednesdays, it’s Pint Night and you get to keep the glass. “Tap takeovers” happen periodically, when half of the taps are devoted to a par ticular brewery. No hard liquor. Information: 951-686-2176;

D-Dogs is open for lunch, dinner and late-night eats.

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or no nutrients that your body needs. So either you’re not getting these nutrients, which is bad for your general health, or you need to eat a whole bunch of calories in order to get them. On the other hand, if you’re consuming “nutrient dense” foods (fresh foods that aren’t processed), then you can get all the nutrients you need with much fewer calories

Make time for cardio Cardiovascular exercise is perhaps one of the most important keys to losing weight. Your diet could be the best in the world, but it will never reach it's fullest potential without cardio.

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Cut out bad fats Fat intake of the wrong kind will result in increased fat gains. This stands to reason, as the body will typically burn carbohydrates for fuel and use protein for repair. Therefore, it makes sense to cut back on bad fat while increasing the good type. Good fats such as the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids will actually have a fat-burning effect, as they enhance metabolic function. Their use—as opposed to the saturated bad type found in meats—should be encouraged.

Eliminate processed foods from your nutrition Through the excessive heating and cooling processes, which are required in order to give processed foods extended shelf lives, vital nutrients are greatly diminished. What this means is that if you’re eating processed foods, then you’re getting lots of empty calories – calories that come with few

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YWCA of Riverside County

Culinary and brewing skills were on full display during the 25th annual Men Who Cook fundraiser, presented recently by the YWCA of Riverside County. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Brown Family Scholarship Fund, the YWCA’s childbirth preparation classes and the Professional Women’s Academy. Information: 7









(1) Gene Crisp, left, Chris Avery and Marcel Gross (2) Garrett Collins and Marymel Cabali (3) Brian Welch, left, Mayor “Rusty” Bailey with his daughter, Julia (4) Tatiana Magallanes, left, Angel Araiza and Sarah Verdusco Singh (5) Kathy Barosko, left, and Amanda Nelson (6) Yorlenis Aguirre, left, Michelle Bitonti and Deisy Ruiz (7) Sherri Cotham, left, and Debra Tucker (8) Derreck and Jolyn Mac Arthur, left, and Councilman Chris Mac Arthur (9) Kimberly and J. Boykin Ph o t o s by J a m e s C a r b o n e

sav e th e date CHARITABLE EVENTS

Aug. 29 — Sixth annual Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation Dinner Auction, Sevilla Nights, features a taste of Spain with flamenco dancers and Spanish-themed appetizers, dinner and drinks. Also: live and silent auctions. Municipal Auditorium, 3485 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside; 6-10 p.m.; Sept. 18 — 31st annual Women of Achievement, presented by the YWCA of Riverside County. Event honors extraordinary women who exemplify the ideals of the YWCA organizational mission. Riverside Convention Center, 3637 Fifth St.; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $65 per person, $500 32

for table of eight; 951-687-9922; Sept. 19 — Inland Empire Hear t & Stroke Walk to benefit the American Hear t Association, with a 3.1-mile walk/run and 1-mile optional survivor route. Rancho Jurupa Park, 4800 Crestmore Road, Jurupa Valley; registration 7 a.m., opening ceremonies 8 a.m., walk star ts at 8:30 a.m.; 310-424-4174; Sept. 21 — 30th annual Golf Classic, presented by the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce. Jurupa Hills Country Club, 6161 Moraga Ave., Riverside; 8 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. shotgun star t; 951-683-7100;

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Sept. 26 — A Night in Madrid, Riverside Community Health Foundation’s annual celebration. Proceeds to help fund the expansion of the Eastside Health Center, allowing it to grow from 6,500 patient visits per year to more than 12,000. Riverside Community Health Foundation, 4445 Magnolia Ave., Riverside; 6-10 p.m.; 951-788-3471; Sept. 26 — Walk for Recovery, presented by Teen Challenge. Hunter Hobby Park, Iowa and Columbia avenues, Riverside; 8-11:30 a.m.; $25, $100 for family of four or more; 951-224-8022;; Oct. 2-3 — Rummage Sale to

benefit Teen Challenge. Benedict Castle, 5445 Chicago Ave., Riverside; 7-10:30 a.m.; 951-653-7275, Oct. 12 — Smar tRiverside’s ninth annual charity golf tournament to suppor t and expand the programs and services the nonprofit organization offers. Victoria Club, 2521 Arroyo Drive, Riverside; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 951-826-5441; www.smar Oct. 17 — Light the Night Walk to suppor t effor ts by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to fight cancer. California Baptist University, 8432 Magnolia Ave., Riverside; 4 p.m.;


Parade of Champions 1

Athletes, trainers and coaches representing the United States and Sweden at the Special Olympics World Summer Games were honored recently during a Parade of Champions. Following the procession along the pedestrian mall in downtown Riverside, they enjoyed a dinner and concert at nearby Fairmount Park.





(1) Team USA soccer athletes from Chicago (2) Team Sweden handball athletes, Kim Nilsson, left, Sara Kristensson and Dennis Olsson Strand (3) The Riverside Kingsmen High School Band (4) Parade grand marshal and actress Lauren Potter, left, and Greg Doyle (5) Volunteers Madalynne Fedoruk, left, Marlene DeFrese, Megan Alfaro and Willie Kniesner Ph o t o s by J a m e s C a r b o n e

Riverside Art Museum A red-carpet, black-tie celebration recently marked the opening of an exhibit of works by sculptor and teacher Lois Sloan at the Riverside Art Museum. Mostly self-taught, Sloan primarily used marble and alabaster in her creations, which will be on display through Aug. 21. Information: 3






(1) Fe Santiago, left, Denise Yeomans, Dweight Pledger and Lorraine Vaccaro (2) Sperry and Mary MacNaughton (3) James Antoyan, left, Drew Oberjuerge, executive director of the Riverside Art Museum; and Dan Benner (4) Marilynn and Gary Carpenter (5) Scott and Amy Harrison, left, and Ramon Alvarez (6) Claudia Sloan and Mayor “Rusty� Bailey Ph o t o s by J a m e s C a r b o n e

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Love on a leash H

OW MUCH is that doggie in the window? On Aug. 15, it’s $20 thanks to an initiative by NBC4 and Telemundo 52 to help animal shelters in five Southern California counties find good homes for adoptable pets. It’s a worthy effort, says John Welsh, spokesman for Riverside County Animal Services. “There has been a sea change in the attitudes of people coming here to adopt. They don’t say, ‘He’s just a pound dog.’ They’re now describing the dog as a rescue. I think that’s a cool thing. You truly are saving a life when you adopt from us.” — Jerry Rice

Clear the Shelters When: Aug. 15 Where: Riverside County Animal Services, Western Riverside County Animal Shelter, 6851 Van Buren Blvd., Jurupa Valley Cost: $20 for dogs, $15 for cats Information: 951-358-7387;, theshelters Miriam Rodriguez and Ernesto Perez show off Rosie, a German shepherd mix they adopted from Riverside County Animal Services. In the five years the Jurupa Valley facility has been open, tens of thousands of other dogs and cats also have found new homes, including the ones here.


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