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JeffGirod111

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...


TheRundown111

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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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...


JeffGirod11

The Final Word

Hold that thought.  Amazon may already be thinking it for you. Amazon has filed for a patent that cuts delivery time by predicting what buyers are going to buy before they even buy it. And if that’s the case, where’s…


TheRundown111

The Rundown

Wednesday, January 15 The Fullerton Police Department, more specifically the six officers who beat a homeless man named Kelly Thomas to death back in 2011, are now very clearly in over their heads. The individuals pleaded not g...



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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: I have a question for you about los mexicanos and the TSA, my most hated useless government agency. I heard that TSA does illegal ICE dragnets at airports to catch illegal aliens. My problem with TSA is that…


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Underage Exploitation

Lynwood man pleads guilty to sex trafficking teenage girls 29-year-old Paul Edward Bell, from Lynwood, was about to go on trial facing federal charges of sex trafficking. But instead, on January 14, he plead guilty to two count...


JeffGirod1

The Final Word

Target customers probably feel like they’re the ones wearing a bull’s eye. Last week, the retailer announced that hackers had stolen sensitive data from a total of 110 million Target customers. The take included names, mail...



TheRundown11

The Rundown

Wednesday, January 8 The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) just ramped up a lot of excitement with the unveiling of numerous technological goodies. Where there are gadgets, there are geeks. Amidst the excitement for cool new stuf...


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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: I work in one of those progressive companies. Most of the gabachos bosses are actually pretty cool…at least when your back isn’t turned. There are a few a-holes pero there will always be a few; they...


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Swine Flu is Back

Kicking ass and taking lives Gather up the tissues, a cup of tea and a bowl of grandma’s chicken soup, because the dreaded flu season has reared its ugly head once again and many people are sick, or are taking…



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Death and Dismay

A murderous father finally gets sentencing On December 19, a Riverside County jury opted to put a man to death, for the 2001 murder of his own two-month-old baby girl, Montana. The little girl was killed by her father, 39-year-...


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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: How do we humanize the illegals in this country? My reasons for asking this question are many, but mainly a very personal one. I’ve been in this country illegally for 16 years, y ya chole no? For sixteen&hel...


TheRundown1

The Rundown

Wednesday, January 1 Who gives teenagers professional grade fireworks? I mean, honestly . . . Who would seriously think that was a good idea? The same pimple-faced miscreants that plague our restaurants and movie theaters on th...



JeffGirod

Smell that? It’s science!

Dogs prefer to align along a north-south magnetic axis whenever they relieve themselves, according to a study in the journal Frontiers in Zoology. Called magnetoreception, the study reviewed 70 dogs, 1,893 poops and 5,582 pees....


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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: One of my pet peeves are Latinos who pronounce their last names with Anglo accents. For example, Rod-driguez instead of Roh-driguez. Would love it if you address this. Personally, I believe we Latinos should educa...


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Outbreak in the IE

TB scares in local High Schools The Riverside County Department of Public Health has had its hands full in the past couple of months, with tuberculosis scares at two IE area high school campuses that has affected around 1,400 s...



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The Rundown

Wednesday, December 25 While half of the U.S. is snowed in, enduring the cold degrees of the winter season, we’re all here in California sweating our asses off. What’s better than getting a nice new sweater, scarf or pair o...


JeffGirod

The Final Word

We’re gathered here today to bury the electric car. Grab a shovel. After years and years (and years) of drilling it into our heads that gas is the devil’s fire water and electricity is the only pathway to a clean,…


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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...



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...


JeffGirod2

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...


¡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 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...


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¡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, ...


TheRundown1

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 ...



JeffGirod

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.…