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22nd Annual Festival of Lights

November 28th, 2014 – January 4th, 2015 The 22nd Annual Riverside Festival of Lights on Main Street Riverside is your chance to experience the most dazzling holiday spectacle…
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Roy Hord Volunteer of the Year Award Nominations

The late Roy Hord was a former RDP board member who faithfully served the community of Riverside for over 25 years.  RDP established the Volunteer of the Year…
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Business Spotlight: Sweet Epies

Business Spotlight What began as baking from home has now become a sweet stamp in downtown Riverside. Regina and Von Gray opened Sweet Epies in 2013 at 3540…
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Riverside Live Events: November 2014

Riverside Live is the new voice of the Fox Performing Arts Center and Riverside Municipal Auditorium. www.foxriversidelive.com Riverside Live: Downtown Dining Guide A special dining guide for Fox…
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Small Business Month: Free Seminars & Workshops

Attention local businesses.   The City of Riverside along with its partners is offering free seminars and workshops during November to support Shop Small Shop Riverside.  Please see the…
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Riverside Downtown Partnership
November 29, 2014 at 3:28 am

Share your Festival of Lights photos on our wall using #RiversideFOL and we will share our favorites!

Riverside Downtown Partnership
Facebook IconNovember 28, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Need a parking guide for tonight? We got you covered! #RiversideFOL

http://www.riversidedowntown.org/2014/10/30/22nd-annual-festival-of-lights/

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The 22nd Annual Riverside Festival of Lights on Main Street Riverside is your chance to experience the most dazzling holiday spectacle south of the North Pole.

Riverside Downtown Partnership
November 28, 2014 at 7:54 pm

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Riverside Downtown Partnership
Facebook IconNovember 28, 2014 at 7:43 pm

#FlashbackFriday to last year's Festival of Lights Switch-on Ceremony. Please share with us your favorite FOL memory! #ILoveRiverside

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Christina Riz When do the fireworks go off? We'll be there for the SwitchOn.

November 28, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Riverside Downtown Partnership Christina Riz- Here is the information for FOL http://www.riversideca.gov/fol/

November 28, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Riverside Downtown Partnership
Facebook IconNovember 27, 2014 at 7:16 pm

We are thankful for our businesses, our gorgeous downtown, and of course ALL OF YOU! Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at RDP.

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D Dogs Restaurant #ILoveRiverside

November 27, 2014 at 8:43 pm

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Victoria Murillo Lacey House of Flames Thanks for all of your Support!!!!!

November 27, 2014 at 9:53 pm

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Riverside Downtown Partnership
Facebook IconNovember 27, 2014 at 6:38 am

Vote for The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa! #ILoveRiverside

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Make it happen! VOTE ONCE PER DAY for The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa / City of Riverside, CA - Riverside Festival of Lights as the leader amongst USA TODAY's #10BestChoice for Public Lights Display!

http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-public-lights-display/

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Riverside Downtown Partnership
Facebook IconNovember 27, 2014 at 12:37 am

Riverside Downtown Partnership shared Riverside Police Department's status update.

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RPD launches "Know Your Limit" program at Downtown Festival of Lights

The Riverside Police Department (RPD) has noticed an increase in DUI arrests and traffic collisions involving impaired drivers. The Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) provided funding to conduct DUI checkpoints and additional DUI patrols throughout the city in efforts to reduce drinking and driving. Officers have been provided additional training in DUI enforcement and investigation; however, this has not deterred some drivers from getting behind the wheel and driving while intoxicated.

The Riverside Police Department is launching a new program called “Know Your Limit.” This program deploys RPD officers on foot into Riverside’s various entertainment districts where they contact club and bar patrons outside the businesses. Patrons are asked if they would like to volunteer to be checked with a breathalyzer device to see what their blood alcohol content (BAC) level is. The officers explain that it’s an educational program designed to raise awareness of how little alcohol it takes to register a 0.08 percent BAC. During the contact the volunteer is asked if they feel any of the effects of alcohol and if they think they'd be safe to drive a vehicle. The patron then blows into the breathalyzer and is shown the results. At the end of the volunteer’s participation in the program, they are provided the tube from the breathalyzer as a reminder, a sticker or an educational card which provides information on alcohol consumption and burn-off times as well as the common penalties for the first time DUI driver.

“It’s surprising for most who volunteer on how high their blood alcohol content level is,” says Lieutenant Mark Rossi of the RPD Traffic bureau. “We had one volunteer who guessed his alcohol level was at .04. His actual BAC was .12.” Participants near or above .08 BAC are advised of other options besides driving to get home safely.

Subjects arrested for a first-time DUI offense in California can expect up to six months imprisonment or three years of probation, legal costs up to $10,000, a driver’s license suspension for up to six months, and having their vehicle impounded.

“The program is not intended to be a scare tactic but instead, to provide education to the community by encouraging patrons to designate a sober driver, seek alternate transportation or stay at an area hotel/motel,” said Lieutenant Rossi. RPD is also working with the Riverside Downtown Partnership (RDP) and other business owners to make sure the program is a positive influence on their patrons. The goal of the Know Your Limit program is to prevent people from getting behind the wheel and driving intoxicated.

Know Your Limit officers will be deployed at the downtown Festival of Lights on November 28th and 29th. With the debut, the Know Your Limit police/taxi will be on display.

Riverside Police Department reminds patrons to drink responsibly and get home safely this Holiday Season.

Riverside Downtown Partnership
November 27, 2014 at 12:35 am

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Riverside Downtown Partnership
Facebook IconNovember 27, 2014 at 12:21 am

Brian Hopper of The Vanity Haus is ready for Small Business Saturday. Are you!? #ShopRiverside

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Gabby Perez Hey! I was just there today! That guy was really helpful, and I loved what I bought. :)))

November 27, 2014 at 12:29 am

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Riverside Downtown Partnership Glad to hear it, Gabby Perez!

November 27, 2014 at 12:35 am

Riverside Downtown Partnership
Facebook IconNovember 26, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Wow! Our downtown jewel, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa featured in Times Square New York City!!! #ILoveRiverside Are you attending the Switch-on Ceremony on Friday?

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Tricia Rathgeber No no no. FOL on switch on day nope nope nope. Too crowded, people are mean, rude and nasty. Not to mention all the trash they liter when there's literally a pop up trash bin every few feet. It's disgusting.

November 26, 2014 at 11:27 pm

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Lynella Raye Jordan I'll go ANY day but that one.

November 29, 2014 at 1:55 am

Riverside Downtown Partnership
Facebook IconNovember 26, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Riverside Downtown Partnership updated their cover photo.

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November 25, 2014 at 11:55 pm

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