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To the Editor: Unless he is completely out of touch with public sentiment, I’m assuming Joe Martone’s rant defending the use of animals in the circus was intentionally provocative ([Vol. 7 Issue 13’s] “Animal Magnetism...


Who’s Laughing Now?

I read your latest mag like I always do on Thursdays. And your cover story [Vol. 4, Issue 36’s “Last Laugh?” by Bill Gerdes] about stand up hits very close to home, not because I want to be a comedian…


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(Editor’s note: All spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc., reflects that of the original letter)   REPLY OF EL PATIO RESTAURANT AND NIGHTCLUB TO “A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE”   This last week a person walk...



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Stark Raving Mad  Hello! I was wondering since Redlands has stripped Pharaoh’s of its permit and can no longer have raves, which your rag so aggressively endorses, I was wondering: Can my kids head over to your hou...


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STOKED FOR SPOKES I dug your Cycledelics story [Issue 9’s “A Long Strange Trip” cover feature]. As an avid cyclist who has ventured out to L.A. in search of like-minded bikers, it’s cool to see this pas...


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Going to Pot [Re: issue 7’s “Smoke Screen” story about the medical marijuana arrest of Temecula grower Marty Victor] One of the worst aspects of the marijuana raids that Riverside County seems to love so well...



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PUFF PUFF, GIVE—ME A BREAK   Dear IE Weekly,   After having read your story titled “Wacky Tobacky” (Issue 4) by David Silva, I’m inclined to think that the author’s position against...


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SHAMELESS ATTABOY!   Dear Editor,   I wanted to drop a quick note to say how much I enjoy reading IE Weekly.  I grew up in the IE but have since moved away to attend school out of state.  Reading…


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POT SHOTS I am responding to the Thurs., Apr. 23, piece [Issue 3’s “Drug Warriors”] about medical marijuana. Dr. Paul Chabot is a lucky man. He has not had to watch a loved one deal with cancer. Medical marij...



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Hooray for analog! I just read Kevin Ausmus’ feature story on your last week’s issue [March 26, issue 51], and I was very pleased to see that Mr. Ausmus still sees a place for the written word and printed media&hel...


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First Impressions I don’t usually write in for things like this, but I was very happy to see a counter-perspective on the Noreen Considine ordeal [March 19, issue 50]. Just like everyone else, I had read in the Press-Enterpr...


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  Hey IE Weekly,   Totally love that RadioShack commentary from Jeff Girod. What really is up with that place these days? I remember when RadioShack used to sell tons of those science kits for kids that allowed you to...



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Alex Jones and Free Society In the story “Tangled Up in Blue,” [MAR 5, iss. 48] the FEMA Centers act, introduced by Florida rep. Alcee Hastings is incorrectly referred to as HR 465. The Correct bill number is [Hous...


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Dear IE Weekly, Billy Joel may be old for a rock star and all that yabba-jabba [Billy Joel in Hot Water, FEB 19], but he still rocks and he still makes more money than your whole publishing company, so it’s…


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Dear IE Weekly, What a stroke of brilliance hiring Jeff Girod [Feb. 19, issue 46] to do a weekly column! The Wednesday’s P-E hasn’t been the same since September. –John Julis, Riverside     Dear...



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Dear IE Weekly and Roberto C. Hernandez,   Thank you for the article “A Rainbow in the Dark” [Dec. 4, iss. 35]. My name Is Albert. I am 23 years old and a proud gay man. This whole Prop 8…


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There’s a reason Los Angeles looks at the Inbred Empire as Dirt People, you know. Why even give a platform for dirt bike enthusiasts and off-roading pukes [“Off-Road Off Limits,” vol. 3 iss. 42] when a new wil...


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Talcey Terrace Street Blues You know, I read your cover story this week [“Keeping a Low Profile,” vol. 3, iss. 41] and I have to say—Riverside Five-O harasses black, white, green, yellow, plaid and rainbow co...



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Good ol’ Twang I saw the issue you did on the Folk Music Center [vol. 3, iss. 40 “Wild Roots Chase”] and wasn’t surprised that it’s been around for 50 year. I bought a Takamine acoustic at the Fol...


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Gordon Gekko Be Damned! My thanks for your brave, revealing as well as very timely article on greed [“Greed,” vol. 3, iss. 39]. It is ultimately the cause of this and all other economic turmoil. And the rest of the...


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Good Riddance Your Year in Review issue [vol. 3, iss. 38] was very entertaining, and I especially liked David Silva’s rants about all the heinous hooey that happened in the IE in 2008 (only in the IE, baby!). But, dudes,...



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That Light Was Pink It was great to see Roberto C. Hernandez’s article on the screwy camera at the intersection of Mt. Vernon and 9th (vol. 3, iss. 36). After receiving a citation for running a light there, I was…


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Straight Pride Parade? We wanted to commend you for you’re “A Rainbow in the Dark” cover story [vol. 3, iss. 35]. A lot of us felt violated with the passing of Prop 8, but it’s true that as a community&...


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Dear IE Weekly, Thank you for the article on Bill Hedrick’s proletariat efforts to beat Ken Calvert [vol. 3, iss. 34]; I personally thought it was astounding that Calvert didn’t deign to campaign, and it damn near ...



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Dear IE Weekly, After your “EATS” column on the new Relish Deli [vol. 3, iss. 32], we just had to try it. Does your writer of the column actually go to these places? If so, I cannot believe that he could ...


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Dear IE Weekly, As a future restaurant owner in Rancho Cucamonga, I was really excited to see that the Restaurant Issue [vol 3, iss. 32] you did put into focus family-owned, unique restaurants rather than vanilla chains. It wa...


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To the IE Weekly, Good job trying to save face and backpedal in your last issue after tainting the good name of the Claremont Village by ascribing the "herpes triangle" stigma to it as part of your "Best Of IE&...



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To the IE Weekly, Just wanted to let you know that I’m consistently impressed with the coverage the paper’s been giving the myriad events happening in our area in recent months. We’ve—and I mean collect...