City of Riverside, California
 Seizing Our Destiny 
Weekly Wins
Great projects, initiatives and successes are happening in Riverside everyday; highlights for this week:


  UC Riverside Innovation Protects Social Media Users from Hackers & Spammers


  Annual Real Estate Conference and Gala Raises Over $77,000 for Cancer Research


 Riverside Couple Honored for Contributions to Medicine, Education & the Community


 Employment Bootcamp
Wed, 11/7
(click here
for more info)

Incorporating Your Small Business
Thurs, 11/8
(click here
for more info)
Downtown Nightlife & Entertainment Visioning Workshop
Thurs, 11/8
(see box below for more info)
How to Start Your Small Business
Thurs, 11/29
(click here
for more info) 

for more community events, seminars & meetings, go to the

Community Calendar 

Downtown Nightlife & Entertainment Survey and Visioning Workshop


A follow up Visioning Workshop for Riverside's Downtown nightlife and entertainment is scheduled for November 8, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at City Hall. To better prepare, planners are asking the community to take the Downtown Specific Plan Visual Preferences Survey before end of day on Wed, 11/7.


Download the workshop flyer for more information (disregard RSVP deadline), or email or call Patricia Brenes at 951.826.5933. 

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Economic Development News
City of Riverside, California
Office of Economic Development
November 6, 2012 

Riverside is being recognized worldwide for its forward looking, cutting-edge approaches to economic development, education, sustainability and technology. Discover the possibilities within this City of Arts & Innovation.
Long-time Riverside Resident to Open Japanese Restaurant at the Galleria at Tyler  

Joins other recent additions including Cotton On, Monkey Dooz, Teavana, XRyderz and Red Robin


AMAYA Japanese Restaurant and Ultra Lounge will be opening this December in Galleria at Tyler.  No ordinary dining restaurant, AMAYA is all about providing a delicate Japanese gastronomic experience in an alluring ambiance.


"AMAYA is going to be a hot dining destination in the Riverside area, and the restaurant will complement Galleria at Tyler's roster of established dining options including PF Chang's, Yard House, Cheesecake Factory and Elephant Bar," comments Christina Riojas, marketing manager for Galleria at Tyler.


Living in Riverside since 1976, AMAYA restaurant owner Ceazar Aguilar appreciates good Japanese cuisine.  "Our hope for AMAYA is to offer residents in Riverside an exceptional choice for Japanese food.  Additionally, we are proud to be a part of Galleria at Tyler's vibrant and wonderful shopping mall."


"AMAYA" which means night rain in Japanese, is the inspiration for the modern design of this new restaurant.  Glamorous beveled mirrors reflect glistening walls, leathered alligator patterns adorn the other fixtures and the lounge creates a warm environment with music and cocktails. (Read more on AMAYA as well as the Galleria's latest additions...) 

NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro to Make First Post-Election Appearance at UC Riverside November 12
Veteran reporter will talk about his experience covering the Mitt Romney campaign in a free lecture co-sponsored by UC Riverside Presents and KVCR-FM  
NPR White House
correspondent Ari Shapiro.


For the better part of the last year, National Public Radio White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro has been traveling the country with the Mitt Romney campaign. On November 12, 2012, Shapiro will share stories from the historic campaign in his first post-election speaking appearance at the University of California, Riverside as part of the UC Riverside Presents series.


Co-sponsored by UC Riverside and KVCR-91.9 FM, the event begins at 7 p.m. in the Highlander Union Building (HUB), room 302. It is free and open to the public. Parking will be available in Parking Lot 1 for $5 for non-permit holders. (Read more...)

InSoCal's Innovation Assets Report to be Unveiled at Press Conference on November 13


Join business and civic leaders from the City of Riverside, the cities of Murrieta and Temecula, and UC Riverside to celebrate the release of the regions Innovations Assets Report and Executive Summary. 


The InSoCal CONNECT report, developed and created by CONNECT San Diego, is a compilation of the richness of the innovation assets of the Inland Southern California innovation economy.


Come learn about the region's 180 established innovative technology companies and the 380+ new start-up companies that are building a growing technology base. Discover the importance and economic benefits of having a world-recognized engine of research and the tremendous opportunities for technology commercialization. 


The event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13 at the Murrieta City Hall City from 11 a.m. to noon with a light lunch to follow. RSVP to Carla Sanchez. For more information on InSoCal Connect, click here.


We invite you to celebrate the achievements and continued progress of this City of Arts & Innovation. Please contact the Office of Economic Development for more information.


Scott C. Barber

City Manager
City of Riverside