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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: I have read (the usual suspects and a few Know Nothings) that illegals can say a few magic words to get temporary, pending review, asylum status.  The reports say the illegals can claim asylum from drug gangs. My...


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Transgender Travesty in Fontana

Unresolved homicide befuddles and bewilders Fontana Police say that a suspect in the murder of a transgender woman, who was brutally beaten in her apartment late last month, is on the run, and the police department is in need o...


JeffGirod

The Final Word

Four bucks! That’s the going rate for a house call from the Tooth Fairy. On average, kids get $3.70 per lost tooth, according to a new survey released last week by Visa Inc. That’s a 23 percent increase over last…



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The Rundown

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 So, look, just to clarify—as I just tried to do with my girlfriend this morning when I thought I detected a little resentfulness as she was hurrying out the door for her commute to Whittier: it’s not&he...


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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Special Labor Day Edición Dear Readers: The Mexican wants to be you to the carne asada case this Labor Day fin de semana, so behold two oldies-but-goodies I amazingly haven’t yet passed off as new in this columna. The fi...


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Old-Fashioned Streetcars for the “City of Innovation?”

Cal Trans grant helps Riverside improve transit The city of Riverside might experience a blast from the past when it comes to options in public transportation. According to several recent, local news reports, Mayor Rusty Bailey...



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Wednesday, AUGUST 21 Apparently, Syria was attacked by their own government—or at least that’s the word on Facebook and Twitter. Just near Damascus. Over 1000,000 people were killed. Children, women, soldiers, statesmen . ....


JeffGirod

The Final Word

As a society, we just decided it’s OK to like Ben Affleck again. And now comes THIS. Ben Affleck will star as Batman in the new Batman/Superman movie, premiering July 2015, according to Variety. I can name 10 actors I…


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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: In a nutshell, you inspired me to rediscover my culture, my pride as a Mexican and love for my people (though is hard to love my own people at times). I’m writing a college paper on Latin American…



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The Rundown

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 Note to self: “Purchase a pack of cigarettes and carry it at all times, just in case somebody wants one.” Although I don’t smoke and don’t intend to start, carrying a pack of nicotine coffin nails s...


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Sextortion Scandal for Miss Teen USA?

Newly crowned Wolf gets to handle more than just her crown Despite winning the Miss Teen USA competition earlier in August, Cassidy Wolf is apparently dealing with a nightmare of a scenario. According to the Los Angeles o...


JeffGirod

The Final Word

Cheer up! Stop looking at Facebook. That’s according to—well, everybody. A new study by the University of Michigan found that the more time people spent on Facebook, the worse they felt about themselves. German researchers ...



JeffGirod

Final Word

Forget everything you know about breakfast! Actually, no, don’t forget everything. Because this column isn’t long enough to explain where sausage comes from. The real news is Taco Bell is debuting a new item on their breakf...


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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: This pregunta has been simmering in my brain for a while, like slow cooking birria, and the recent question about whether saying “Viva la Raza” is racist reminded me to ask you. According to José Vasconcelos,...


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Senseless Slaughters

Some closure for triple homicide is finally within reach Authorities in Riverside County say they have apprehended a male suspect in connection with three unsolved homicides in the cities of Perris and Nuevo. According to River...



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The Rundown

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 Hump Day. THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 Remember the 11 people—including Cal State University/San Bernardino kinesiology professor Stephen Kinzey—arrested in 2011 on charges of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine...


JeffGirod

The Final Word

Super size it! That’s what thousands of fast food workers are demanding as a debate over minimum wage rages nationally. Fast food employees staged protests last week in seven cities including Chicago, New York and Detroit, de...


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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: My coworker was driving to work this morning when she realized she was being followed by a Mexican in his vehicle. He followed her for at least three miles on the road,  and during this time he waved…



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WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 About a month from now, every patrol officer in the Rialto Police Department will be wearing a small video camera while in the field. That means that everybody who interacts with an on-duty patrol officer fro...


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The Blue Collar Holler

Ontario Walmart warehouse workers are fed up When times are tough, the last thing workers want to do is go on strike. But that is just what happened last week for one day, when on Wed. July 24, a group…


JeffGirod

Final Word

The royal baby is here! The royal baby is here! Polish the tea set and lower the drawbridge. Most of us don’t know our Big Ben from a beefeater. But the birth of England’s most recent royal baby has made…



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Bash Mobs in San Bernardino

The latest in terrifying riots Over a week ago, when a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilt of murder in the shooting death unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in Feb., 2012, major cities around the country staged protests...


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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: I’m curious as to the meaning of the term “Viva la Raza” that I have often heard expressed by my friends and family.  I know what it translates to, but I don’t know why we say it. I…


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The Rundown

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 Once they were three places, called by the names of Edgemont, Sunnymead and Moreno. But after a vote of the residents, those three places were incorporated on December 3, 1984 to form the general law city of&...



JeffGirod

Final Word

Driving somewhere? Say “cheese.” That’s because you’re probably on camera. Local and state police departments have been photographing millions of cars, tracking the movement and location of every vehicle with a license ...


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Excessive Force?

Anti-Gang Efforts in Rancho Cucamonga are “completely unnecessary” More jail time might be on the docket for those found guilty of far reaching injunctions and felony enhancement crimes, if the conclusion found in the “Ga...


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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: I had a conversation today with an 18-year-old female Mexican co-worker that completely blew me away.  She has a three-month-old baby with her 19-year-old (also Mexican) unemployed boyfriend. They have just found...



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The Rundown

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 David Thomas can’t look at his dog without thinking about the money Maria Sanchez raised with a national Facebook campaign to pay the fees at the San Bernardino Animal Shelter that Thomas could not afford...