By | | The Press-Enterprise – – Photo: Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG.

Photo: Actor, comedian and art collector Cheech Marin reacts during a Thursday, June 7, interview at Altura Credit Union in Riverside. The credit union pledged $600,000 to the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry.

Fundraising for “the Cheech” — as he dubbed it — had beaten the $3 million target for the first stage by more than $100,000, allowing the project to continue moving toward a planned 2020 opening. The Riverside-based credit union gave the campaign its largest private donation — $600,000.

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