The original offices of the Riverside County Record newspaper where located in an old motel that had been rented out for office space at 3853 Riverview Drive (torn down in the 1990s). The Record offices initially comprised three of the five motel rooms and later expanded into a fourth room which was used for distribution when my dad bought two mail trucks and hired Jim Traught to handle the delivery of all 20,000 copies.
When you walked in the front door of the offices the first thing visitors would see was a partition on which displayed numerous trophies and awards that my father and the newspaper had earned over the years (not shown). To the left there was a reception desk which I never saw used and it always had a bunch of junk stacked on it (not shown). To the right was the layout room.
Behind the partition was the editorial office which consisted of a desk used by my mom, a desk in front of the back window used by my father, two Justiwriter typewriters where the typesetters (my mom and Janet Namagucci) would enter the editorial copy to generate the punched tape that was used to feed the Singer Justotext 70 which would output type onto photosensitive paper that would then be trimmed, waxed on the back and placed onto a layout page with various headlines and black boxes where the photos would be inserted during the negative stage.
The layout room consisted of a 10 foot long slant board against the easterly wall and there were two art tables placed head to head against the westerly wall. It was in the layout room that most of the editorial pages were built. In the third room is were most of the advertising layouts were built; ergo all the previously used product names and prices pasted to the wall for quick use if needed.
The Riverview Building
The Tilton Building