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The Watch Dog: Man Arrested for Elderly Murder

Nobody likes to hear more news about the killing of innocent people, especially if they’re defenseless. Not that criminals should only attack able-bodied individuals, but targeting those you know can’t fight back, like the ...


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Celebrate With Our Native IE-ers

Lets keep it real this Thanksgiving weekend and celebrate a more traditional, but joyful experience. Take a break from the early morning Black Friday shopping and head over to the XXXII Indio Powwow hosted by the Cabazon Band o...


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LOCALS ONLY: Skin Town

The R&B-licious new album, The Room by the LA-duo band, Skin Town, is a release to die for. It’s smooth, it’s groovy and it gets right down to business. Vocalist Grace Hall and part-time Zola Jesus keyboardist Nick Turc...



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Graffiti Mecca is White-Washed from History

There was once a place where the spray cans flowed freely and the cops wouldn’t bother the aerosol artists who thrived there. It was called 5 Pointz: the Institute of Higher Burning, and it was a safe-haven, thanks to founder...


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Bones and Beauty

Art world industry professionals impress and enthrall in new exhibit at Mt. SAC When thinking of artists, sensibility is not necessarily at the forefront of our minds. For those of us in the general populous, outside of the art...


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Giving Thanks

Sharing the Values of the IE’s Native American Tribes Before the arrival of Europeans to North America, Native Americans lived in harmony with nature, graciously taking only what they needed from the land in order to sustain ...



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The Meat of the Matter

When it comes to protein, Mr. Kebab’s menu is spectacular When it comes to healthy and delicious food, the cuisines from the Mediterranean region of the world absolutely must be considered. Fortunately for us, one of the best...


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KIDS DO THE DARNEDEST THINGS

Delivery Man supplies a solid mix of laughs and tears while Frozen is warmed-over Disney fare Even under the best of circumstances, learning you’re about to have a child is a surprise. Imagine if you were told that you had&he...


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EL ROBO

MEMBERS: Ryan Moore (guitar/vocals), Phil Small (drums/percussion), Demetri Wyman (bass) and Mando Davis (turntables). CITY OF ORIGIN: Riverside. KINDRED SPIRITS: Cru Jones, The Rad Team, Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, Atmosphere, ...



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DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?

Maps & Atlases’ Dave Davison, under the name Casts Spells, has created an enchanting solo album Over the last several years, Dave Davison has been a busy man.  In between recording two EPs and two LPs, all to much critic...


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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: Long time reader, first-time writer about this noble Aztlán. I watched the brown pride marches of the early 1970s and heard the shouts of La Raza and how it was going to be different now that the “Chicano” ...


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The Rundown

Wednesday, November 13 The Affordable Care Act’s official website didn’t quite make the impression it had intended; but that’s old news now. What’s new is that the “face” of Obamacare, Adriana, is complaining that s...



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Unsolved Murders in the Desert

Fallbrook family found in Victorville after years of searching Last week, a motorcyclist in San Bernardino County made a horrific discovery of a shallow grave containing human remains. The bodies were found in the Mojave Desert...


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Pennywise

Fri, Nov. 23 Of all the legendary punk bands to be seen in your lifetime, one that should top your list is Pennywise. With an impressive 25 years under its belt, the band knows a thing or two about keeping…


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Daniel Tosh

Sat, Nov 23 Oh, Daniel Tosh . . . you tickle me in ways that no other man would be able to. I only allow it because you’re smart, funny and classy—with a bit of sassy. Well, all of that…



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The 7 Day Stretch

Thurs/11/21 SLEEPING WITH SIRENS Facebook isn’t everything, but it’s definitely a good gauge of a band’s popularity, and if this is true, then Sleeping with Sirens is doing something right. Only in existence for three yea...


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The Final Word

Bull’s eye! Or bear’s eye or lion’s eye or zebra’s eye . . . In fact, a bull is probably the only thing TV host and self-described “hardcore huntress” Melissa Bachman hasn’t tried to shoot, gut and wear as a…


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At the Crossroad

Photo By Ashley Bennett Sometimes driving through new cities can yield extraordinary discoveries. Last weekend, I drove through Joshua Tree for the first time (you have to have a very good reason to drive through that part of ...