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How Well Do You Know the IE? Week Three

How well do you all know your Inland Empire? Take a guess in the form of a comment on either the website or IE Weekly’s FB in order to find out if you are correct! — What are the nearest…


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Old Town Bakery Co.

As it turns out, Riverside has a pretty decent Farmers Market. Some of what the weekly market offers are plenty of organic food keep eatin’ healthy (it is almost 2014, you know. Time to jump on those New Years resolutions).&h...


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The Watch Dog: Airport Shooter Held in San Bernardino Pleads Not Guilty

The holidays bring about crazy times as everyone rearranges their travel plans and the unpredictability of Mother Nature steps in. Not everyone gets the pleasure of traveling exactly according to plan, but some things just shou...



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Fish-O-Licious Opens in Chino Hills

Here in the IE we have an over abundance of burger joints, gastropubs and other interesting restaurants. Which is great, because we love to get more food than we can eat as we stuff our faces until we simply can’t…


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LOCALS ONLY: Say True

All the way from beautiful Upland, Calif., Say True has brought back that catchy, Dashboard Confessional-like indie, emo-pop. Recorded at The Wire in their hometown, the band has made an EP that will keep them staying true to t...


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Knock-Out’s Farewell Show

Deep down in the ‘dive-y’ glory of The Vibe lies local talent from all over the Inland Empire. Knock-Out is one local band that got its start at The Vibe back in 2004 and has toured the world with various…



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Knock-Out

Knock-Out is a punk/reggae band that has rocked The Vibe since it started 10 years ago. Each year, it plays a “Home for the Holiday’s” show, but what made this show so special was that it was Knock-Out’s...


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High School Drug Busts

Riverside County Officials are targeting the younger drug market in recent undercover investigations A real life 21 Jump Street scenario played itself out at two IE area high school campuses earlier this month. The Riverside Co...


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Tom Clark

Fri, Dec. 27 Tom Clark is not your conventional comedian—visit tomclark.com and you’re welcomed by a simplistic webpage lined with hilarious java-scripted images of Clark in various costumes. This very random and obscure pr...



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KC & The Sunshine Band

Tues, Dec. 31 Here is a band that has been famous for their funky R&B party songs since the 1970s, delivering some favorite hits like “Get Down Tonight” and “That’s the Way I Like It”—who hasn’t heard thes...


The Rundown

Wednesday, December 18 We all expect white trash fools to be dumb and ignorant, so it’s a little strange that this one white trash loser is getting so much guff—its like people expected him to be smart and well-informed jus...


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The Final Word

Savor the whales! That’s SeaWorld’s new national ad campaign which brands its staff as “true animal advocates” and tries to counteract claims of animal abuse in the critically acclaimed documentary Blackfish, which debu...



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The 7 Day Stretch

Thurs/12/26 GABRIEL IGLESIAS This comedian’s self-titled nickname,“Fluffy,” not only describes his large, huggable body structure but his family-friendly stand-up routines which offer plenty of laughs as he makes fun of h...


¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Special Year-End Editición Dear Readers: Since it’s the end of the year and the Mexican is on his 18th tamale (made by the mujeres in his family, of course), behold some letters from angry readers (and one fan), along with&h...


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THE GROWTH OF EDM

Zeds Dead is the leading future of dubstep As 2013 draws to a close, it’s apparent that electronic dance music has continued its meteoric rise throughout the year, making it harder and harder for its detractors to deny that t...



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Ghosts in Pocket

MEMBERS: Keith Richard Beshwate (vocals/guitar/keyboard), Zach Mullen (guitars), Nick Hartman (bass) and Chris Pulley (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Riverside. KINDERED SPIRITS: Elliott Smith and The National. RECENT RELEASES: Shad...


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A TALE OF SELF-DISCOVERY

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty offers a positive look at the American Dream The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is writer-director Ben Stiller’s take on the classic James Thurber short story of a nearly anonymous office drone an...


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VIVACIOUS VIETNAMESE

Riverside’s Calibasil offers fast pho at its finest! If you were experiencing Vietnamese food for the first time, say 10 years ago—and let’s assume you were something of what would come over the next decade to be called a...



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INSTANT IMPRESSION

Comedian Pablo Francisco impersonates celebrities like nobody’s business Pablo Francisco’s comedy is an ever-evolving cavalcade of celebrity impressions, incisive observations and absurd juxtapositions that has entertai...


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PARTY DOWN

Ring in the New Year Right The best part about the holidays tend to be spending time away from work and with people you care about. It’s a pretty stressful season. With all the responsibilities, buying presents, spending time...


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How Well Do You Know the IE? Week Two

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Scrooge it Up

Our picks for your ANTI-XMAS celebration Tis’ the season to be jolly—Fa bla bla bla, bla bla bla blah. Christmas time is here and people have been gearing up for it since October, when Halloween is not even over yet&hel...


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The Watch Dog: Defenseless Elderly Woman Stabbed in San Bernardino

Robbery and murder are sad instances that almost always should never happen. Unfortunately, in the world we live in, these kinds of things happen very often. What really adds to the worst of situations is when these kinds of th...


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LOCALS ONLY: The Big Nothing

The Big Nothing is full of something—something great. This local Inland Empire gem resembles an eighties wave sound but initially reminds me of the dark surf rock band Real Estate. But The Big Nothing nestles itself in an eve...



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SEEING RED

Job Piston’s photograms will evoke and awaken The days of analog film have long since passed. Digital reigns supreme; but, in contemporary society, images have turned into a momentary expression of time and place instead of a...


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RAISING THE BAR

Montclair’s Dolce Bakery turns gastropub I love going to coffee houses and gastropubs. I especially enjoy decadent baked goods usually found at specialty bakeries—but finding this decent coffee, gastro-food and baked goods ...


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KILLER COMBO

American Hustle and Anchorman 2 take risks and score big Everyone has a dream in life. And if they’re serious about it, they’ll do almost anything to make it happen. Two new movies follow people who use highly creative mean...



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Knock-Out

MEMBERS: Jared Palazzolo (vocals/guitar), Austin Philips (bass) and Hoss Scholz (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Riverside. KINDERED SPIRITS: Rancid, Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Vandals, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Expendables. R...