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“That Political Machine”

On July 16, voters will be asked to sort out a Fontana school board conflict A campaign disclosure statement obtained by the Weekly reveals that the upcoming Fontana Unified School District (FUSD) Special Recall Election has be...


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No Compassion?

Riverside’s latest medical cannabis witch hunt targets delivery services The speedy delivery of medical cannabis—something California voters made legal 16 years ago, in case ya forgot—in Riverside is now under threat for ...


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Digging Deeper?

“False” statements and radioactivity plague a rural San Bernardino County mine Molycorp’s got some ’splainin‘ to do. The delayed production of rare-earth elements under Project Phoenix at the Molycorp Mountain Pass Mi...



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Contempt of Cop?

San Bernardino’s new prosecution unit aims to assist law enforcement in court—supposedly The creation of the Crime Against Peace Officers (CAPO) Prosecution Unit in the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office...


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World War W

Protesters get ready to accuse former Prez George W. Bush of war crimes A fan of George W. Bush? No? Join a cadre of like-minded thinkers today in the desert as activists and organizers gather to protest the former president’...


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Thirsty Work

It ain’t over—Riverside’s new Measure A gets challenged . . . again Even though Riverside’s Measure A was approved by voters on June 4, with around a two-thirds victory, that doesn’t mean all is said and done regardin...



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Lasting Legacy

A long-awaited memorial to César Chavez gets ready to be unveiled  Just the mention of the name César Chavez is synonymous with ideals of leadership, a fight for equality, civil rights and basic human dignity for the entire ...


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Lots of Baggage

Workers accuse a Mira Loma luggage distributor of dangerous working conditions A fire alarm is again being pulled early by formidable workers’ rights group Warehouse Workers United (WWU) to warn state authorities and the publ...


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Dissent in the Desert

A recall effort targetting two members of the Yucca Valley town council picks up steam The big redevelopment dreams that Town Manager Mark Nuiami has for Yucca Valley are catching up with the town’s dwindling reserves. But ev...



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Word is Bond

Federal regulators accuse a Victorville official and underwriter of scamming investors and lining their own pockets Summer’s not quite here . . . but things are already heating up in the desert city of Victorville. As if deal...


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Food Desert

The closure of downtown San Bernardino’s State Bros. hurts seniors and low-income residents right in the gut Get ready for more blight, San Bernardino. Besides the economic ruin that the permanent closure of the 30-year-old S...


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What Dream May Come . . .

Activists gather in San Bernardino to remind us that the plight of the workers (and immigrants) continues Yesterday, as most of the globe observed International Workers Day, community members, a mix of local organizations and a...



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Oh Brother, Ware Art Thou?

Moreno Valley’s warehouse woes—and the mayor—are rubbing residents the wrong way Is Tom Owings an economic visionary at city hall . . . or just a boor? Owings is the mayor of Moreno Valley, and that western Riverside Coun...


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Missing Signs?

An out-of-town visitor claims Claremont is extorting him for unfair parking tickets In a lagging economy, any punitive fines—be they parking tickets, moving violations or other infractions—can be aggravating to deal with an...


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Security in Obscurity

Clauder keeps calm and carries on It’s been three years since Samuel Clauder was charged with felony possession of child pornography in San Bernardino County. But now, the 61 year old former local Democratic Party activist ca...



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Hard Labor

Judge accuses Mira Loma warehouse operator of coercion and deceit Another favorable legal decision for workers’ rights group Warehouse Workers United (WWU) has come from the the bench of U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyde...


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No Money, Mo‘ Problems

A proposed bill might create some cash-money for Jurupa Valley and other cities getting financially screwed over Back in 2011, when the state budget diverted funds from vehicle license fee revenue—money that would have typica...


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The New Bullying?

The ACLU slams a Hesperia high school for alleged anti-gay harassment In a perfect scenario, all high school students shouldn’t have to face bullying, harassment, name-calling or any censorship of their freedom of speech or p...



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Flipping the Scripps

Student protesters slam a leadership institute they say is connected to the United States’ “oppressive” foreign policy Students and others recently protested at Scripps College in response to a leadership institute that c...


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Mixed Messages

Washington talks immigration reform—but the Border Patrol in Murietta is (allegedly) all about abuse and racial profiling A discarded, unspent Smith and Wesson .40 caliber hollow tip bullet was found in the intersection of th...


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Money is Not Free Speech

An effort to level the electoral playing field takes shape with a 28th Amendment Following in the footsteps of Move to Amend and firebrand Sen. Bernie Sanders’ efforts to cutoff the never-ending flow of special interest cash ...



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The Write Stuff?

Riverside ranks pretty low in a university literacy study—but it’s not all bad The tenth annual study of America’s Most Literate Cities was released by Central Connecticut State University last month, and to no surprise t...


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Caught on Film?

Cops say they shot a dangerous parolee in Temecula—but alleged video footage and conflicting accounts muddy the waters Twenty-four hours before law enforcement made what several social media critics feel was an organized effo...


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Vital Signs?

Downtown Pomona’s “Arts Colony” and “Antique Row” arches will be a-changin‘—does everyone think this is a good idea? What’s in a name? In downtown Pomona, apparently a lot. The city of Pomona is very rich in his...



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Epic Christopher Dorner Manhunt Ends Violently in Angelus Oaks

Search for Christopher Dorner in Big Bear Lake. Photo by Jesse B. Gill. It’s over. After a harrowing week, one of the biggest manhunts in California history is finally over. Unofficially. San Bernardino County fire crews pul...


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The Betrayal

Torture was the name of the game at Guantanamo—a former Muslim chaplain knows first-hand As President Obama is now settled into his second term in office, the crucial issues of the day still seem to revolve around gun contro...


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Youthful Indiscretion?

They say life imitates art. In this case, life was like the missing subplot from 21 Jump Street. Two dozen students have been arrested in an undercover drug sting at Chaparral and Temecula Valley high schools, according to The ...



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Breathing Easy?

Latest report on smoking in California gives lots of bad grades to the IE According to a recently released report, California received mixed grades, when it comes to anti-tobacco efforts and programs to reduce the ill effects o...