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State budget woes are putting the squeeze on UC, CSU ’09 enrollment

Inland Empire students planning to attend Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State San Bernardino or UC Riverside next year may find it harder and more expensive to get into college. Because of California’s budget crisis, the California ...


Letters

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 ...


THE RUNDOWN

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Veterans Day, so no mail delivery—the favorite kind of day for a former U.S. Postal worker in Hesperia, who’s now facing heavy federal felony charges for dumping about 900 pieces of mail behind...



¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: I recently received the biography of Rolling Stones bassist Ronnie Woods. While reading about his friendship with Jimi Hendrix, Ronnie described him as part black, Cherokee and Mexican. I’ve always read abou...


Camera Obscura

The 24-hours-a-day security cameras at Alvord high schools don’t work 100 percent of the time. These surveillance shortcomings could turn into a pretty pricey problem for the district.   The quandary is two-fold: Th...


Letters

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...



THE RUNDOWN

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 Let the Obamarama begin!   WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 Residents of Eastvale have a generally positive reaction to a proposal for a 70,745-square foot shopping center that was recently approved by the Rivers...


Greyhound Disappearing Without any Tracks

Riding to the rescue of stranded Greyhound bus patrons in Riverside is . . . Dial-A-Ride?   This was the solution offered by Riverside City Manager Brad Hudson during a November 4 city council meeting where the soon-to-be...


Letters

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&...



The Rundown

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28 The Lake Elsinore city council reacts to an economic crisis that is making huge swaths of people unemployed, homeless and hungry by passing an ordinance that makes it illegal for them to ask somebody for he...


¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Readers: So your presidential candidate lost (congratulations; McBama! Our condolences, O’Cain. Damn early deadlines . . . ), and you can’t bear the thought of living under his reign for the next cuatro years. ...


Letters

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...



KCAA’S “The Verge” Radio Show Comes to an End

It’s hard enough for local and independent musicians to garner respectable radio play on stations outside of the college radio segment. Getting a song aired on commercial radio often equates to scoring a total coup for th...


¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: I know you’ve been asked variations of this before but I’m going to ask you again anyway. I’m a gay white guy and I’ve had three relationships with Mexican men in the last seven years. Each...


Letters

Dear Editor,While I appreciate that your magazine gave any coverage to the opening of the recent Citizens Business Bank Arena, I thought it was a little strange that only a page was devoted to such a monumental undertaking. I w...



The Reign of Ontario’s New Barn

Citizens Business Bank Arena opened its doors this weekend and although the glitzy star-studded first night welcomed Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson and the Los Angeles Lakers against the Oklahoma City Thunder as its inaugural event,...


Rundown

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14Joe Baca is a former semi-pro baseball player, and it sounds like the same can be said for his work as a congressman. The Rialto representative admits he cancelled meetings in order to watch last night’...


¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: One of our Arizona politicians once said on the PBS show Horizonte that the ‘crime’ of being undocumented in this country is equivalent legally to that of a parking ticket. Do you know where I can veri...



Jefferson . . . State?

The 12 northernmost counties of California and seven southernmost counties of Oregon comprise a geographical area rich in mineral and timber resources, including the largest copper belt in the west. The region’s inhabitan...


Letters

Dear IE Weekly, Not sure if I really give a rat’s ass about your self-indulgent cover story last week, after spending a quarter-hour pouring through the mess. Great, so the writer (and the staff) thinks he can waste some ...


Rundown

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain stroll around a blood-red carpet for 90 minutes of Q&A, giving mumbo-jumbo responses to a variety of dumbbell questions from a variety of numbskullianly...



Citizens Business Bank Arena Opens For Business in Ontario

For the past few decades, explosive population growth in Riverside and San Bernardino counties has intensified the need for a major indoor sports and entertainment arena. Blockbuster (now San Manuel) Pavilion at Glen Helen Reg...


¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: A group of very young soldiers in the Mexican Army were being chased through the castle by U.S. Marines. At the end of the chase, the Mexicans realized they were trapped on a balcony and, instead of dying…


Rundown

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30Forget about the $700 billion bailout or electrocardiogram-style palpitations of the stock market. Prosperity is just around the corner! Or, more precisely, just beyond that bend in the 91 Freeway, right ab...



¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Readers: I don’t like to rerun columns ‘cause it makes me look like a lazy Mexican, but I realize that, as my column invades foreign terrain (Chattanooga! Columbia, South Carolina! Steamboat Springs, Colorado!)...


Truth and justice on ICE

Over the past few weeks, while everyone’s attention was riveted on the Wall Street meltdown and the debates, agents of the federal, state and local governments fanned out through Riverside and San Bernardino counties and ...


¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican: I’m half-Catalan, and the women on my mom’s side of my family have spent most of our lives being hated by Mexicans. I’ve never understood it. My mom and aunts warned me as soon as I hit junior&he...



THE RUNDOWN

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Nobody can be happy with the state budget that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger finally signs today . . . well, with the possible exception of people who enjoy doing meth and then kicking their grandpa’s ...