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The Rundown

Wednesday, December 4 December is upon us, and that means it’s time to get as much holiday shopping done online before it’s too late . . . and we’re all forced to pay extra postage for overnight shipping. The horror!…


JeffGirod

The Final Word

You’re not tipping enough. That’s what McDonald’s thinks. Most fast food workers earn an average of $9 an hour, but that hasn’t stopped McDonald’s from posting a guide to tipping on its employees-only “McResource Li...


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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: You mocked and didn’t answer the legitimate questions raised in a letter to you a couple of weeks ago, about the guy who didn’t see a rosy future for a Mexican-led America. The writer correctly referred to...



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Controlled by the County

San Berdoo wants to ban e-cigarettes E-cigarettes are certainly becoming a trend. Use among professionals, former smokers and the younger hip crowd has increased; everywhere you look people are using them. But, after the New Ye...


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Black Friday Madness in the IE

Sales, shootings and stabbings—what the holidays are all about As thousands of eager, rabid shoppers gathered at retail stores across the country for the annual Black Friday discount deals, hundreds of others also congregated...


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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: I find myself at odds with my peers because I don’t like coffee or coffee drinks. I need to find a substitute beverage that will be tasty yet somehow hip. I’ve heard that Mexicans have magical chocolat...



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The Rundown

Wednesday, November 27 It’s Friday!!! Well, for those who get Thanksgiving off of work anyway. Thursday, November 28 See how your belt doesn’t fit anymore? That’s the sign that Thanksgiving plumped you up. That’s also a...


JeffGirod

The Final Word

It’s official. We hate everybody. And what better time to celebrate our utter contempt for fellow humanity than now, during the holidays—which have officially been renamed Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Gray Thursday and Dirty...


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The Rundown

Wednesday, November 20 WHAT DAY IS IT? HEY DO YOU KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS? YO YO GINA, WHAT DAY IS IT? HEY DARYL, YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS? WHAT IS IT? WHAT DAY IS IT? . . . hump…



JeffGirod

The Final Word

Strike a pose. “Selfie” has been chosen Word of the Year. Personally I was hoping for words like “twerk” or “jorts,” or even “mandaliers”—as in my “mandaliers” hang out of my “jorts” whenever I “twer...


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Food, Glorious Food

The IE is no stranger to poverty and hunger, but we’ve got big-hearted organizations to help us stay full this holiday season With the annual Thanksgiving holiday feast upon us, local food banks will step up and help to feed&...


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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: My father and mother were able to come over because after the “yellow scare” was over, the States didn’t seem to mind that Chinese were coming over here by the boat loads.  Since my parents were given v...



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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: Long time reader, first-time writer about this noble Aztlán. I watched the brown pride marches of the early 1970s and heard the shouts of La Raza and how it was going to be different now that the “Chicano” ...


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The Rundown

Wednesday, November 13 The Affordable Care Act’s official website didn’t quite make the impression it had intended; but that’s old news now. What’s new is that the “face” of Obamacare, Adriana, is complaining that s...


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Unsolved Murders in the Desert

Fallbrook family found in Victorville after years of searching Last week, a motorcyclist in San Bernardino County made a horrific discovery of a shallow grave containing human remains. The bodies were found in the Mojave Desert...



JeffGirod

The Final Word

Bull’s eye! Or bear’s eye or lion’s eye or zebra’s eye . . . In fact, a bull is probably the only thing TV host and self-described “hardcore huntress” Melissa Bachman hasn’t tried to shoot, gut and wear as a…


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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: Could it really be possible for a terrorist to sneak into the U.S. through the southern border, or is that just more fear-mongoring from the conservatives? Not Crazy about Quds Dear Gabacho: Of course it’s poss...


JeffGirod

The Final Word

Screw cancer research! At this very moment, the world’s top scientists are working on a urine-powered robot. “We speculate that in the future, urine-powered EcoBots could perform environmental monitoring tasks such as measu...



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Fighting for Their Lives

Chemical poisoning in Wildomar homes It has been over a year, since a group of residents in the Riverside County town of Wildomar have voiced their frustration, fear and concern over contaminants in their homes they claim is af...


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The Rundown

Wednesday, November 6 Today is the 310th day of 2013. There are 55 days left in the year. What’s that? You want to know why today is such a rad day? Alrighty then. 1860 – Abraham Lincoln is elected president…


JeffGirod

The Final Word

The first rule about global warming is you don’t talk about global warming. Or at the very least, you don’t question its existence to the Los Angeles Times. If you do, you’ll end up like a polar bear set adrift…



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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: I’m a pocha immigration attorney.  I have so many questions for you I’m thinking I should just hire you as a consultant. Why do Mexicans seem to want me to lie to them and steal their money, and…


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Resolved Retribution

Boy who shot neo-Nazi father is sentenced to state lockup On Oct. 31, a 13-year-old from Riverside was sentenced to be placed under the custody of the Dept. of Juvenile Justice, and sent to a state detention facility, for kill...


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The Rundown

Wednesday, October 30 Less than a week before the infamous holiday of tricks, treats and other crazy shenanigans by youngsters, this year’s holiday ended on a sad note. One 13-year-old boy, Andy Lopez Santa Rosa, was shot sev...



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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: My hometown of El Paso is getting a new AAA baseball team. The owning group just announced the name: The El Paso Chihuahuas. Reasons given? The origins of the dog and the city’s location in the Chihuahua des...


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Transparent Efforts

Chaffey College representatives  have recently stepped into some murky waters Students and faculty at Chaffey College have been exposed to what would seem like any institution’s fair share of allegations, insinuations and co...


JeffGirod

Why did the chicken cross the road? You have the right to remain silent. That’s pretty much the response more than 30 drivers received last week as part of a traffic sting in Lake Elsinore. It also included—what the cluck?...



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The Rundown

Wednesday, October 23 Hump day seems like as decent a time as any to take up a new hobby—sh*t-talking. I notice that OC Weekly is a huge fan of sh*t-talking, and I surmise we don’t have enough of it in…