Riverside contains many art galleries. Known artists from Riverside are Jeff Soto and Lola. It is also home to the Mission Inn Hotel, which hosts the annual Festival of Lights, a popular holiday attraction.
The Riverside Police dept is notorious for the death of Tyisha Miller, who was asleep in her car when police fired 24 shots at her. The RPD also suffered embarrasment for the former Chief of Police, Russ Leach.
Riverside is a large city, with tons of palm trees and high temperatures. For a good time you have to go downtown. It is the only place you can barhop, or have anything to do at night. Otherwise, a trip to LA or the OC is needed.
I know a lot of hispanics live there, but I live on the Black Side. Riverside Bitch.