Rubidoux a poor, mostly Hispanic small town just outside of downtown Riverside.
It does have some quaint little spots, but the most eye-catching thing for me was the blighted section of town where a bunch of houses wore partially or completely demolished, but the job seems to have stalled out. The kids in the picture told me a big box store was supposed to have moved into the devastated area, (but my comments are totally speculative) when I say it looks like a bigger re-developed plan that that went bankrupt half why though the demo process. My clues are weeds are growing up around the abandoned houses and there are no trucks and equipment parked around like any work is being done. I of course find a devastated kind of beauty to this kind of thing and will do several paintings based on the photos it took. This is the first one on an empty house with this boat in the driveway for no apparent reason. 8x10 oil on linen.