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The Great Taco Robbery

How Taco Bell’s Founder Stole the Recipe of Mitla Café in San Bernardino to Launch his Empire The corner of Mount Vernon Avenue and Sixth Street in San Bernardino isn’t the prettiest intersection in the city. One corner is...


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Commanders in Chef

A quest for excellent dining experiences must always recognize the men and women behind the culinary curtain: the innovative and creative chefs entrusted with elevating food preparation into an art form—as well as a delight t...


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Supercross Superstar

Ryan Dungey’s doubters have surely done double takes as the 22-year-old rides his way to the top As Ryan Dungey twisted the throttle, soil shot out from the tires of his KTM 450 SXF dirt bike like daggers. One by…



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Bluegrass Roots

With a boost from Steve Martin, the Steep Canyon Rangers made America rediscover the banjo The Steep Canyon Rangers probably is most recognized as “the band with Steve Martin,” but the group developed is music reputation wa...


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The Artists’ Artist

Karl Benjamin lives on at the Pomona Arts Colony On the west-facing exterior wall of a two-story building at the corner of Gordon and Second in the Pomona Arts Colony, a new mural, featuring the imposing gaze of a man…


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It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst Of Times

College doesn’t have to be strictly about the degree Sure, these days everyone needs a degree, sometimes even more. Heck, a ton of recent graduates have difficulty getting jobs and even more have difficulty paying their stude...



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It’s Toby Keith’s Kind Of Place

Big Dog Daddy isn’t about reality shows, he stays true to country’s boozin‘ ways “Funny you should ask,” Toby Keith replies, when summoned to comment on the rumor fellow country singer Brad Paisley was recently invite...


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Making it Second Nature

Jay Leno hits the road and takes the stage doing what he knows best Jay Leno has had a long history with late night television. Beginning in 1987, Leno was only substitute hosting for Johnny Carson on the show that…


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Lessons Learned

At a Victorville charter school, critics say cheating on tests, extravagant spending and questionable academics are part of the curriculum Most of the tweets about Excelsior Public Charter School in the High Desert with the has...



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Ice Cream of the Crop

Give your overheated self a real cool-down this summer—check out some of the Inland Empire’s chillest places for frozen desserts . . . EL RASPADITO! AUTHENTIC MEXICAN SHAVED ICE Mexican-Style Shaved Ice Look up raspado in ...


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Your Friendly Neighborhood Heroes

The Extreme Justice League is out to make your day ever more pleasant The two masked men crouched low to get a closer look at the graffiti scrawled across the above-ground electrical vault. “If the letters are rounded, it’s...


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Seeing Double

The Watson Twins harmonizes its way to the desert Vocal harmonies have a unique impact on our ears and a rare connection to our souls. It’s not just that the sound of multiple voices singing as one is so aurally…



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Oh My God

Riverside’s Impending Doom brings worship to Warped “School’s out for summer!” So shouted Alice Cooper for his iconic 1972 rock anthem. And for music fans out here in the infernally hot Inland Empire, the summer season ...


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Rockin‘ Back the Clock

Join us for a stroll down memory lane, tracing the IE’s musical history For this year’s installment of the Weekly’s annual local music issue, we opted to turn the clock back a solid half-century to explore some of the not...


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Open Minded

Divisive comic Carlos Mencia finally gets up close and personal “You know what is funny?” remarks Carlos Mencia when asked about his dramatic weight loss. “I only talk about this when other people ask because there are th...



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Shock to the System

The death of Allen Kephart—hit with a Taser 16 times by deputies—brings up ugly questions about “reasonable force” The Traffic Stop From the moment he flipped on his lights and siren, Ismael Diaz knew something ...


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My Fair Lady

Behind the Curtain with Dita Von Teese Dita Von Teese is you and I. She’s you and I with a 22-inch waist, skin like manicured alabaster and a job that involves writhing around, next-to-naked, inside a giant martini glass. See...


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The Seven Man-Made Wonders of California

Discover all of The Golden State’s marvels in this year’s Travel Issue From the Great Pyramid of Giza to the Great Wall of China; from Stonehenge to the Grand Canyon, there are marvels from around the world that scientists,...



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Let It Ride

X-Fighters brings the superstars of FMX to the motorsports mecca that is Glen Helen Travel on any Southern California highway on any weekend and you’ll almost certainly see dirt bikes. Dirt bikes on trailers; dirt bikes in th...


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Freeze Frame

With all his success in music, movies and television, Ice Cube still remembers his days as a boy n the hood Remember the days when rappers just . . . rapped? That’s so old school. Nowadays they are also practically…


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The Misfits of Football

Indoor Football lives in the Inland Empire In the United States pro football is king. And not just in sports. It left poor baseball in the dust sometime around 1980 as Americans discovered it to be the perfect sport for…



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Hug a Tree

This Earth Day we shed light on some of the IE’s most memorable environmental mishaps For those of us who grew up in the Inland Empire during the ’70s and ’80s one of our indelible childhood memories is smog, thick-envelo...


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The Men Behind The Fest

Coachella organizers talk Goldenvoice, The Glass House and everything that started the seminal music and arts festival “We’re proud of the IE; we think about it all the time.” That’s Goldenvoice president Paul Tollett, ...


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Decks in Effect

A San Bernardino museum delves into the realm of skate art “Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art” brings new meaning to canvassing the neighborhood. The celebration of the subculture that emerged from a once-maligned pas...



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Comeback Kids

Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss show us what their made of as Sleigh Bells Last month, on an episode hosted by former cast member Maya Rudolph, Brooklyn-based Sleigh Bells made its network television debut in a way most indie ba...


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Trouble in North Town

The Cucamonga Kings gang and the DA’s proposed gang injunction are on a collision course in the heart of the barrio The neverending battle royale for the hearts and minds of brown-skinned youths, lost in a struggle for surviv...


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Math Madness

He might be reclusive, he might be introverted, but Harvey Mudd’s Palmer Mebane is the world’s top puzzle-solving badass Palmer Mebane is solving a logic puzzle called Nurikabe that he tells me is a simple binary determinat...



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It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere!

Happy Hour strikes again and we’ve got your guide to the IE’s finest   S ometimes all you need after a long day is an ice cold beer. Sometimes you need a nice strong cocktail. And sometimes you don’t want…