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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: I was surprised, on a trip to Mexico earlier this month, that I only ever found the holiday referred to as ‘Dia de Muertos”, whereas in the States, I’ve only ever heard it referred to as “Dia de…


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Impatient Patients are Taking Action

Murrieta’s ban on MMJ is causing backlash Whether you’re for it or against it, support for the legalization of medical and recreational cannabis is at an all time high, nationwide. Not only do 20 out of 50 states—and the ...


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The Final

Somebody at Nabisco deserves a raise. Oreo cookies are as addictive as cocaine, according to a recent study by Connecticut College. Researchers studied the pleasure centers in rat’s brains and discovered that Oreos activated ...



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The Rundown

Wed, Oct. 18 HUMMMPPP DAAAAY! Thurs, Oct. 17 “Hey, Doc. You’d better back up, we don’t have enough road to get up to 88.” “Roads? Where we going we don’t need roads.” Fri, Oct. 18 Israeli Supermodel Ba...


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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: My wife and I are looking to buy our first house. Being young (ish) and hip (ish) we’re looking into buying in Santa Ana. It’s amazing how much house and land you can get for $350K compared to…


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Modifications for a reputable IE publication

The PE goes OC? As the demand for print news has seen a drastic decline over the past few decades, due to the rise of content on the internet, newspapers are facing very difficult times indeed. Print newsrooms across the…



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Final Word

Nuts. That’s what this is. I got an email, then a typed letter, reminding me that my son’s school is a “nut-free establishment.” Not only is he supposed to refrain from smuggling in any PB&J’s, they want us to scr...


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The Rundown

Wednesday, October 9 We’re all well aware of American Apparel’s ridiculous obsession with androgynous girls and boys modeling clothing items, aka next to nothing, sending Abercrombie & Fitch’s sexy catalog to the G-ra...


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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Readers: The Mexican is taking the week off because his home paper is preparing our fantabulous Best Of issue (download the Best of App, por favor, which also gets you access to my sister papers!). Behold, then, an oldie-b...



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Shut Out and Shutdown

The foreseeable impact on IE and what is really going on We are now entering the second week of a partial Federal Government shutdown, which has no apparent end in sight. The last Federal Government shutdown was 17 years ago,&h...


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Final Word

President Obama is no fan of the Washington Redsk-, er, that NFL team from D.C. “If I were the owner of the team and I knew that the name of my team, even if they’ve had a storied history, that…


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The Rundown

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 2 I’m sorry, but Depeche Mode is not a band to obsess over. Nope. Not. Sorry, chubby ‘90s-obsessed 30-something-year-olds. It’s not. Depeche Mode played a three night stint at the Staples Center in L.A.,...



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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: I’m a Mexican-American Catholic that is really upset about something I saw after Mass last night. As I waited for my son to come out of Confirmation class (yes, I had already attended Mass myself), I noticed som...


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Take Pity

Riverside’s new aggressive attitude toward pit bulls may be too strict Recent news reports across the country, and in Southern California, of pit bulls attacking, injuring and in some cases killing people (and pets) has spark...


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The Final Word

What’s “dolphin” for dumbass? Turns out the brainiacs of the sea may not be so smart after all. That’s according to Paul Manger, a neuroethologist at a university in South Africa. Long touted for their ability to commun...



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The Rundown

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 We’ve started our weekend early . . . with candy cigarettes and Bagel Bites. Healthy style. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council have agreed on the specific langu...


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Discrimination and Disrespect

Corona business shames girl with autism According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in every 88 children is identified as having an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Many children and adults with Autism function with the he...


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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: With the current state and federal prison system spitting out even harder criminals due to over crowding and gang activity allowed to a certain degree by the ‘system,’ while considering the small percentage of...



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The Final Word

Tired? Listless? Wish you could lay in bed all day and make mattress angels? Well grab your moon boots, Commander Lazy Pants. Because you may be perfect for a job at NASA! Our government space agency is looking for research&hel...


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The Rundown

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Feels like baseball season is right around the corner. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 The Dodgers clinch the 2013 National League West Division title by winning a game that feels spookily like a microcosm of the...


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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: Can I “Ask a Mexican” why El Tri sucks so much? And why a little stadium in Columbus, Ohio was louder and more passionate than Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, which seats over 100,000? Can I also ask…



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Corona Casualties

Gang-related violence at the Home Gardens Library raises concerns Back in June, a teenage girl was seriously injured in a gang-related fight that erupted in the Home Gardens Library. Some residents now say the small community o...


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The Final Word

It’s coming. And there’s nothing you can do to stop it. Not content to control our movies, TV, music, books, magazines, radio, billboards, fashion, toys, home furnishings, snack packs, Halloween costumes, giftwrap and party...


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The Rundown

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 Driving along Interstate 10, where the freeway climbs between Ford Street to Yucaipa Boulevard, and if not for the unmistakable restlessness in my divining rod I wouldn’t give a thought to investigatin...



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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: I have a Mexican friend at work, and we happened to get in a discussion that started off fine—but I believe that I offended her as the discussion progressed. My intention, of course, was not to do such.…


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Victory or Violation?

Hesperia Assemblyman Tim Donnelly and AB 1266 When Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1266 into law in August, members of the LBGT community, including many transgender students, rejoiced at the legislation, which will allow all studen...


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Final Word

It’s official: All your technology is wack (to use a technical term). Practically everywhere from your local Radio Shack to Silicon Valley has just announced new, more expensive versions of products you already own—and they...



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The Rundown

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 Another beauty-is-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder day dawns on the 15 Freeway’s Limonite Avenue offramp, the orgy of third-tier chain stores that serves as the gateway to the City of Jurupa Valley. Unless yo...