April–May 2016

m ag a z i n e

Flight plan


Field AirFest

returns to the skies

Tamales, history and

the Trujillo Adobe

Former Angels closer

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April-may 2016 • VOLUME 9, ISSUE 2

6 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.

10 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 effort by their

descendants to turn the area around it into

a Spanish Old Town, similar to the one in

San Diego.

18 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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After 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-n-

Thunder Jet Car.

Sure to dazzle the expected 200,000-

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

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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hot list


THROUGH JUNE – Photographs,

taken from 1880-1930, show the

early days of Riverside and the

entrepreneurial spirit of the city’s

pioneers. Metropolitan Museum,

3580 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside;



Also: “Cahuilla Continuum,”

“Discovery Days” and “Nature

Lab,” all ongoing.


APRIL 8-24 – Popular musical

inspired by the classic novel “Don

Quixote.” John LaLonde stars.

Presented by Riverside Repertory

Theater. The Box at Fox

Entertainment Plaza, 3635 Market

St., Riverside; $42-$55;

951-300-8515; theboxriverside.com.


APRIL 9 – Hip-hop theater

performances by Rickerby Hinds

and Raphael Xavier. Culver Center

of the Arts, 3824 Main St.,

Riverside; 951-827-4787;


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.



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;




MAY 30 – Memorial Day Bike Run through Riverside. Bikers

congregate at Riverside Harley-Davidson, where there’s a ceremony

shortly before 9 a.m., then leave at 9:11 a.m. for Riverside National

Cemetery, then travel to Soboba Casino for a concert by Frankie

Ballard. Riverside Harley-Davidson, 7688 Indiana Ave.; Soboba

Casino, 23333 Soboba Road, San Jacinto; 951-785-0100;

www.westcoastthunder.com, www.soboba.com.



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.


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,



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;


Also: Gregory Adamson Showcase, through

April 25; “Impossible Worlds: The Early Works

of Pedro Friedeberg,” through May 15.

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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.


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.


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;



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;



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,



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;


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.


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;


Also: Violinist Victoria Bellard and pianist Jiayi

Shi, April 9; Junior Vocal Recital, April 24.



APRIL 10 – Tim Rice and Andrew

Lloyd Webber musical. Fox

Performing Arts Center,

3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside;

1 and 6:30 p.m.; 951-335-3469;



APRIL 13 – Back to the USSA tour,

also with RavenEye. Riverside

Municipal Auditorium, 3485 Mission

Inn Ave., Riverside; 951-779-9800;



Also: Badfish (Sublime tribute),

April 22; U.S. Festival: Ft. Fan Halen

(Van Halen tribute and more),

May 13; Ramon Ayala, May 20;

Enrique Bunbury, May 21.


APRIL 16 – Highlights include

grand entry, gourd dancing, arts,

crafts and food. Ira Hayes Stadium,

Sherman Indian High School and

Museum, 9010 Magnolia Ave.,

Riverside; 951-276-6719, ext. 321;




APRIL 16-17 – 69th annual event,

with a tour of six private gardens.

Flower show at the Elks Lodge, 6166

Brockton Ave., Riverside; 1-6 p.m.

Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday; home garden tours 10 a.m.

to 4 p.m. both days; 951-777-0746;



APRIL 22-23 – Car show featuring

1,000 classic cars cruising and

parked along downtown Riverside

streets near the Main Street

pedestrian mall. Presented by

Riverside East Rotary and

The Old Farts Association. Free;

951-276-3670; www.showandgo.org.


MAY 5-14 – A cloak-and-dagger

drama that explores the conflict

between a professor intent on

recruiting for the war effort and his

prize student. Written by Charles

Evered. Arts Building Studio

Theatre, UC Riverside, 900

University Ave.; $14 general, $12

non-UCR students; 951-827-4331;



MAY 7 – Artist and craft booths,

face-painting, children’s activities,

demonstrations of glass-blowing,

Aaron Oltman



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,


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;




MAY 16 – “Eat Your Science” Tour.

Fox Performing Arts Center,

3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside,

951-779-9800, www.riversidelive.

com, concerts.livenation.com. Also:

Jewel, May 19; The Rides, June 5.



MAY 28 – Chili cooking

competitions, classic cars and

motorcycles, beer garden, live

music, kids’ fun zone, arts and crafts.

Arlington Village, Magnolia Avenue

from Van Buren Boulevard to

Jackson Street, Riverside; 9:30 a.m.

to 5 p.m.; free admission;





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eloise espinosa Castillo

trujillo stands with a

young ted and Olive

trujillo in front of the

family adobe in 1909.


is where the history is

What remains of a 150-year-old adobe,

and the memories of family members

who once lived there, serve as windows

into the early days of Riverside

Written by Amy Bentley

oRIgInal PhoTo coURTeSy of TRUJIllo faMIly

Nancy Melendez fondly recalls

childhood visits in the 1950s

to the home of her greatgrandparents,

Juan and Sarah

Trujillo. Melendez spent many summers at

the old adobe in Riverside’s rural northside,

playing with cousins and reading books inside

the small structure that was built with mud

bricks in the early 1860s.

The two-room, 600-square-foot adobe had

a living area on one side and space for sleeping

on the other, deep windows and no indoor

plumbing. an outhouse was nearby. In the

1940s, a bedroom and kitchen were added;

a bathroom was added in the early 1950s.

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While simple and old, the adobe was

cozy, with finished interior walls, curtains

and an ivy-covered porch.

“I remember a pleasant place with a

nice grassy yard in front and lawn chairs

on the lawn. There were chicken coops

and normal, fun kid stuff,” Melendez

recalled. “It was a good place.”

at the time, Melendez had no idea

about the historic significance of the

Trujillo adobe and the land around it. But

she certainly does today. It’s Riverside’s

oldest structure and among the oldest

still standing in the Inland empire.

The adobe was part of the first nonnative,

non-mission settlement in the

region, established by 10 families of

native american, Spanish and Mexican

heritage from new Mexico. They were

led by lorenzo Trujillo, who received

a Mexican land grant to move west

and help guard livestock from native

american raids. Trujillo also worked

as a cowboy and herded livestock along

the Santa ana River.

Ultimately, about 250 people lived at

PhoToS By eRIc Reed

Darlene trujillo elliot, left, Nancy Melendez

and Suzanne armas

two thriving settlements they established

along the river called la Placita and agua

Mansa. There were homes, a farm, cantina

with a beautiful copper ceiling, school,

church and a cemetery. Residents dug

irrigation ditches that later served as

water canals used by anglo and european


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.

Move for revitalization

Trujillo’s descendants, including

Melendez and her cousins, darlene Trujillo

elliot and Suzanne armas, want their

family’s history to be saved and shared

with future generations. They are leading

an effort to preserve what’s left of the

adobe and restore or rebuild it —

perhaps even create a new “Spanish

Town” that would pay tribute to the early


It’s important for the latino community

to learn about its roots in Riverside,

Members of the extended trujillo family gather in front of a structure that covers what remains of the historic adobe.

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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


• A demonstration farm or agricultural


• 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


Today, the remaining adobe walls are

protected by a wooden structure which

prevents further damage from the


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


Gaining traction

Awareness about the adobe is being

raised in other ways, particularly during

the Riverside Tamale Festival, which



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eturns to White Park downtown on

April 16. The event, celebrating its fourth

anniversary this year, features music,

dancing, art and food, and is a fundraiser

for the Spanish Town Heritage


Thanks to that event, and other efforts

by the nonprofit, awareness and support

for a new Spanish Town are growing.

“Initially it was like pulling teeth to get

individuals to acknowledge the importance

of the Trujillo Adobe,” said Councilman

Andy Melendrez, who last year voted

in favor of a moratorium on warehouse

projects for the area pending further


The proposal, however, didn’t earn

enough votes to pass.

“I have always felt that the Trujillo

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Hot tamales – and lots of fun

IT SHOulD BE EASy to guess the

main dish at the Riverside Tamale


But the culinary wonders won’t

be the only item on the menu when the

fourth-annual event returns to White

Park on April 16. Music, dancing and art

also will be a part of the festivities.

Main stage entertainment includes

saxophonist J. Boykin, actress/singer

T lopez, singer Jimmy Imperial, Felipe

Orozco and Mariachi Tierra Azteca,

and the Resplandor de Mexico

Folklorico Dance Company.

Highlighting the festival’s street fair

experience will be performers on the

community stage, local artists displaying

their creations, fun zone for kids

and a tamale-eating contest. Vendors

include geneologists and community


Selections from a micro/macro

beer garden should pair nicely with

the tamales.

Proceeds from the event will benefit

the nonprofit Spanish Town Heritage



Riverside Tamale Festival

Where: White Park, 3885 Market St.,


When: April 16, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets: $5 for an individual or a family of 4

Information: 951-235-3586


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

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

and restored or


Keith Herron

dismantled and rebuilt according to the

original specifications. More research

is needed to determine the realistic


“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

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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Where to visit the past

The Trujillo

Adobe — which

dates from the early

1860s — is one of

several structures in Riverside

County from the era that still

stands today. Local historian

Steve Lech and Keith Herron,

the county’s historic preservation

officer, highlighted other

windows to the past:

Jurupa Valley

Jensen Alvarado


Built by Danish sea captain

Cornelius Jensen, who arrived

in the area in the mid-1850s, the

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

home and ranch features

furniture, household utensils and

farm tools that belonged to the original owners.

Machado Adobe

Moreno Adobe

The Jensen Alvarado Historic Ranch and Museum is open

Monday-Friday afternoons by appointment only.

Information: www.rivcoparks.org

Santa Rosa Plateau

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

Photos courtesy Riverside County Parks

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.




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

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Argentine ants are a particular problem in

California and the southeastern United States.


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

Written by Jim Steinberg

Remember those hordes of tiny

ants crawling through the house

last summer?

Odds are they were

Argentine ants — a species that is thriving

in mediterranean climates around the

world, according to two UC riverside

researchers. A 2007 survey found that

85 percent of all urban pest control

services in California focused on

Argentine ants.

researchers have found that by using

bait with the chemical ants use to mark

trails, the ants will ingest more of the

poison very quickly. The rate of poison

uptake is greatly enhanced with the

chemical, called a pheromone, they say.

“A good way to explain why the

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


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


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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.

Call him


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

Troy Percival never had

a strong desire to coach


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-foot-

3 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


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


“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 converted

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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Troy Percival celebrates the final out in the

Angels’ 9-5 victory over the New York

Yankees in Game 4 of the American League

Division Series in 2002.

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Besides Troy Percival, 17

other players have gone from

UC Riverside to Major League


Kim Allen

Allen is the Highlanders’

single-season and career leader

in stolen bases and played parts

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


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


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


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


Marc Rzepczynski

Nicknamed “Scrabble,”

Rzepczynski was a key member

of the UC Riverside starting

rotation which helped the

Highlanders to their first Big

West Conference regular season

championship in 2007. He made


San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Dan Runzler

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


Daniel Stange

UCR’s closer during the 2006

season, Stange recorded what

was then the third most saves

in program history with 11. He

played parts 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.


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

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

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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rum cake

The many flavors of Puerto Rico come alive at San Juan BBQ

Written by David Cohen

While San Juan BBQ is

really not a barbecue

place, the rest of the

name denotes authentic

Puerto Rican cuisine, which is hard to

come by in the inland empire.

Yes, the chefs cook assorted meats on

the grill on Saturdays and Sundays, but

the main reason for seeking out this

small gem is its myriad authentic Puerto

Rican dishes.

Plantains — both the sweet and

green versions — play a major role in

Puerto Rican cooking. Picadillo, a blend

of ground beef, onions, peppers and

olives or a variation thereof, is found in

many of the steamed or fried appetizers.

Also playing a major role is sofrito, a

blend of red and green peppers, onions,

plum tomatoes, garlic, aji dulce (small

sweet red peppers), cilantro, pitted

Spanish olives, capers and oregano.

it’s a base for many sauces as well as

baked dishes.

Salsa criolla (Creole sauce) is a blend

of sofrito with tomato paste, chopped

green peppers, onions and crushed

garlic cooked in canola oil. it’s a staple



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Pollo con arroz y gandules y tostones

that goes well with roasted chicken

and atop mofongo, which we’ll return

to shortly.

Migdalia Cancel, the owner, was

born in San Juan and previously had

a restaurant in Clearwater, Fla. She

designed this new place with bright

yellow and red colors, a map of the

island of Puerto Rico on the wall and

bamboo poles at the front of a counter.

Business partner Kevin Meconis,

who lived in the Caribbean for a time,

also has worked to help the restaurant

build a well-deserved following.

Garlic abounds in the offerings;

piquant sauces are available tableside

to spice up the dishes if you are so

inclined, including a vinegar and chile de

arbol dressing called “pique” and a light

green sauce incorporating serrano,

jalapeño and habanero chiles. Both

provide a nice glow on the palate.

By all means begin with the appetizer

sampler plate A Taste of Puerto Rico.

it will give you an opportunity to try

popular small snacks from the island


Alcapurria — Rolled stuffed fritters

made with taro powder (yautia) and

green plantains, and sometimes yucca

that are filled with meat and deep-fried.

Pionono — Sweet plantain-wrapped

fried pies stuffed with a classic picadillo

of spiced beef, vegetables, olives and


Pastel — Mashed green plantains

generally prepared with pork, ham,

onions, bell peppers and taro which are

Tripleta sandwich

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

business partner Kevin Meconis, left, with staff

criolla atop the mound of mofongo.

Other variations include mofongostuffed

chicken and mofongo-stuffed


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,


Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday,

noon to 7 p.m. Sunday

Prices: Appetizers $2.25-$5, Taste of

Puerto 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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salad with




Peruvian, Mexican

influences combine

deliciously at Red Panka

By David Cohen

Photos by Eric Reed


Miranda and

his mother,

Rosa, at Red


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In 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

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

own red Panka, and the flavors which

they elicit from the dishes light up the

culinary heavens in what may be the most

impressive debut I’ve encountered in many

a year.

take two Peruvian classics: lomo saltado

and chicharrones. the former is a mix of

charbroiled beef atop fries, onions and

tomatoes served with a mound of rice.

sounds pretty pedestrian, right? here,

the purple onions are caramelized to a

lovely sweetness and the tomato slices

taste vine-ripened. the aji amarillo is

blended with a green Peruvian herb

called huacatay, and voilá, an aji verdechartreuse-hued

sauce whose herbal

piquancy perfectly complements the

meat’s assertive flavor. aji amarillo

strips are also scattered on the plate.

the chicharrones are not your hispanic

grandmother’s version, but rather woksauteed

pork belly meat with just a

modicum of fat. the chicharrones tacos

were scattered with lime-soaked raw red

onions to temper the pungency as well

as a somewhat too salty rocoto-infused

tomato sauce called salsa criolla. the meat

sits atop lightly fried sweet potato discs.

the sweet heat and onions cut through

the pork belly’s profound richness to

make for an otherworldly taco experience.

another must-have dish is the causa

rellena, which has pre-colombian origins.

Its name comes from an ancient dialect

meaning “necessary support and food.”

many food groups are represented in

this visually stunning item. It’s comprised

of cold mashed gold potatoes shaped into

a cylindrical form with a layer of sliced

Causa rellena with potato, avocado and shrimp

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


Don’t blend all the ingredients together

as you’ll miss out on all of the distinct


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


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,

particularly at lunch. currently, no alcoholic


Lomo saltado

Open-face chicharrones tacos with rococo chili sauce

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Red Dress Fashion Show

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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(1) Marva Washington, left, Jeanie Stephens, Jody Scott, Harriet Foucher, Louise Clark, Deborah Jackson and Marilyn Winston (2) Denise Evans, left, Clezel

Sewell, Shannon O’Brien and Brittany Evans (3) Delaina Davis, left, Judy O’Neil, Heather Byrd and Denise Palmatier (4) Peter Westbrook, left, and Edgar

Santos (5) Paulette Brown-Hinds, left, Nancy Melendez and Irene Coyazo (6) Carol Kessler, left, Rose Escamillo, Ginger Jones, Lynda House and Lilian

Reyes-Maples (7) Jeannette Foltz, left, and Paisley Meeks (8) Dr. Floyd E. Milner and his wife, Cher (9) James Clemons and Janel Brockmann (10) Bianca

Endersby, left, and Cherie Crutcher (11) Qianteh Looney, left, Sheila Holden and Anna Lehman

Photos by Frank Perez

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More than 350 guests recently

attended the American Heart

Association’s 2016 Go Red for

Women Luncheon at the Riverside

Convention Center. The event was

the most successful in its history,

raising more than $200,000 to fund

medical research and programs

for women’s cardiovascular health

in the Inland Empire.

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Go Red for Women Luncheon


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and Brandy Wiegand

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Khoi Washington and

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and Kevin Lang

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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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Centennial Plaza Dedication


(1) Henry W. Coil Jr. and family (2) Don Wong, left, Julie

Wong Duncan, Mark Huang, Linda Huang, Janlee Wong,

Midori Wong and Meilee Wong Earnest 3) Tilden-Coil

President Brian Jaramillo and his wife, Vesta (4) Virginia

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save the date


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 efforts, as

well as new programs, resources

and activities. Landis Performing

Arts 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;


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,

shovels, hand spades and pruners.

Event will be canceled if it rains.

UC Riverside Botanic Gardens;

8:15 to 11:30 a.m.; 951-784-6962,


April 26 – Riverside Community

College District’s Recognition

Awards and Arts Gala will honor

individuals who have made notable

contributions in their professional

field and community or in support

of the Moreno Valley, Norco and

Riverside City College campuses.

Riverside Convention Center,

3637 Fifth St.; 951-222-8626

or diana.meza@rccd.edu.

April 26 – Salute to Service

Awards Ceremony, presented

by Soroptimist International

of Riverside. Riverside Convention

Center, 3637 Fifth St.;


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,


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,


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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Danyale Goldberg enjoys a day of sailing.

Chaun 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,


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


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.

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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.

“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.”

Auction & Dinner Gala

What: Fundraiser for the Riverside Area

Rape Crisis Center

Where: Victoria Club, 2521 Arroyo Drive,


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,


The Hayden II was restored practically from top to bottom, including the hull.

The Hayden II

sails past the

Queen Mary

in Long Beach


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