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Embezzling Girl Scout Leader Arrested

It doesn’t matter if it’s the Boy Scouts or the Girl Scouts; the Scouts are something that many people put their kids in to learn valuable life lessons. In a statement by Girl Scout officials, “We are proud of the…


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Groups that Give Back

This week our cover story is a about an internationally awesome band called Pink Martini. Think jazz meets pop meets contemporary rock. Thomas Lauderdale, the band’s leader, was an aspiring politician before forming the b...


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The Final Word

Who’s ready for some football? Turns out, everybody. An estimated 110 million people and 72 percent of U.S. adults are expected to watch this weekend’s Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. Forecasts f...



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The 7 Day Stretch

Thurs/1/30 THE LOUNGE TRIO Despite what some people might say, the weekend really does start on Thursday, and there’s no better way to celebrate the weekend than by enjoying some amazing jazz music by The Lounge Trio. Since t...


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The Rundown

Wednesday, January 22 As if to make my Hump Day even worse, an LA Weekly article regarding the impending San Andreas Fault strike-slip fault revealed how truly devastating an earthquake can be to this area—seriously frighteni...


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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: I am a butt-white Irish guy, happily and stoked to be married to a beautiful Chicana. Her familia is from a gorgeous rancho deep in the corazón of Zacatecas, and I’ve been wanting to experience all of the ...



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Sentry

On view thru March 22 The contemporary art world is slowly but surely making a place for itself in mainstream culture, encouraging current generations to fill their lives with intellectually stimulating propaganda. With art wal...


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N.O.S. Live

Fri, Jan. 31 We have had a long week of work and school, so when the weekend comes around, we are all ready for a great escape. What’s a better escape than where music can take us? Enjoy some good…


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Secretive Security

Army conducts invasive and undercover exercises in Fairmount Park Black unmarked helicopters, secret military training operations and other “conspiracy theories” make for good Hollywood films, riveting suspenseful novels, c...



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Taking Flight

Futurebirds’ country-indie rock reaches new heights In the contemporary indie rock world, it can be difficult to find bands with country leanings that don’t fall entirely into the country genre. However, Futurebirds from At...


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Jay Kasai

CITY OF ORIGIN: San Bernardino. KINDRED SPIRITS: Lupe Fiasco, Drake, The Internet and Tyler The Creator. RECENT RELEASES: God’s Complex (July, 2013). WEBSITES:  www.jaykasai.bandcamp.com; www.twitter.com/jaykasai. FREQUENTS:...


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Romantic Delivery

Director Jason Reitman’s Labor Day offers more slices of intriguing American lives In the course of just five feature films director Jason Reitman has established himself as a timelessly talented filmmaker. From his wicked sa...



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Living La Vida Loca

Dragon Loco offers top-notch Asian and Mexican dishes Over the past two years, food trucks have offered a refreshing alternative to the same old mundane food items that restaurants serve. But here in the IE there is at least on...


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Fractured Selves

Justin Bower’s paintings will haunt you and leave you in awe Painter Justin Bower has been making waves in the contemporary painting market for going on almost three years. This philosopher-turned-painter is steeped in art hi...


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Wildly Diverse

A good Pink Martini is made better with a Storm “Pink Martini is a rollicking, around-the-world musical adventure,” says founder, bandleader and pianist for the band, Thomas Lauderdale. “If the United Nations had a house ...



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LOCALS ONLY: Their Wedding

Los Angeles based, Inland Empire frequenters, Their Wedding, came out with a solid EP release back in Sept. 2013. Take EP is a great pop reflection of indie sounds and beats. Vocalist ‘Michael’ gives the band’s sound a ...


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Food Porn

Food can look fancy no matter where you eat. For your viewing pleasure, enjoy this compilation of Inland Empire Food Photography taken by yours truly. A warning: These images may cause you to feel extremely hungry! @import ...


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Walkers Invade San Manuel!

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino creating a game of its own, appropriately titled “The Walking Dead” Slot Game that made its official debut Wednesday with four machines. See the Photo...



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Of Montreal at UCR Barn

Perhaps one of the greatest modern examples of one of these aforementioned interesting and diverse independent acts is of Montreal from Athens, Georgia. Since the group’s founding in 1997, of Montreal has released a dozen ful...