Past Stories

How Well Do You Know the IE? Week Two

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’s the location? —…


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...


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...



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...


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...


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 ...



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...


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...


A VERY METAL CHRISTMAS

Deathcore band Winds Of Plague and a performance you’ll never forget If the Inland Empire has appeared darker than usual lately, shadows growing longer, streetlights seeming dimmer, it’s probably just the dusky atmosphere s...



The Food Truck Era

Gourmet food trucks are tolerable in Riverside County—finally! Hardcore foodies in the Inland Empire will be happy to learn that gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, sweet and savory cupcakes, Asian style grilled meat tacos and...


¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Special Navidad Gift Guide Edition Dear Readers: Behold your favorite Mexican’s annual Christmas gift guide, where I give shout-outs to some of my favorite books that deserve your money this holiday season! And for once, ...


The Rundown

Wednesday, December 11 This is it—it’s finally happening. Food trucks are going to be allowed to roam free in Riverside County. Well, not quite, but it should be official by April 2014. Previously, Riverside County was the ...



Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013

Fri, Dec. 20 & Sat, Dec. 21 As the seasons change and our warm California weather shifts into a dewy display of Autumn mist, some seemingly intrinsic chords for merriment are struck within ourselves. The holidays have arriv...


Scrooge

Thru Sun, Dec 29 Who doesn’t know the story of Ebenezer Scrooge? After all, nothing says Christmas quite like witnessing this bitter old man go through his yuletide redemption. His fantastic transformation from a grumpy o...


The 7 Day Stretch

Thurs/12/19 HOLIDAY FOLLIES The most popular pairing of song and dance is coming to Fontana! Tibbie’s Center Stage Theatre will present another season of Holiday Follies—a production that has been enjoyed by over 250,000 pe...



The Final Word

Like a Barbie Dreamvette under the tree, Megyn Kelly is the kind of gift that keeps on giving. “For you kids watching at home,” Kelly said last week, during her prime-time TV show, The Kelly File, on Fox News Channel.…


Holiday Movie Madness

An insightful look at what there is to do after all the presents are opened Two brothers fighting to stay afloat amid hard times in a rusted-out, nearly abandoned Northeastern steel-mill town; a Hollywood mogul battling to make...


Me and the City

If Damien Rice and Mumford and Sons came together and made an album it would sound similar to Me and The City. Starting out as the solo project of lead vocalist, David Matus, this band used the power of social…



Celebrate Christmas with Marie Callender’s

Why bother making your own meals when they can be hand crafted just for you? While it certainly exhibits personal laziness, it also makes life during the holidays easy as . . .pie. On top of all of presents last…