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Wednesday, January 22 As if to make my Hump Day even worse, an LA Weekly article regarding the impending San Andreas Fault strike-slip fault revealed how truly devastating an earthquake can be to this area—seriously frighteni...


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Wednesday, January 15 The Fullerton Police Department, more specifically the six officers who beat a homeless man named Kelly Thomas to death back in 2011, are now very clearly in over their heads. The individuals pleaded not g...


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Wednesday, January 8 The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) just ramped up a lot of excitement with the unveiling of numerous technological goodies. Where there are gadgets, there are geeks. Amidst the excitement for cool new stuf...



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Wednesday, January 1 Who gives teenagers professional grade fireworks? I mean, honestly . . . Who would seriously think that was a good idea? The same pimple-faced miscreants that plague our restaurants and movie theaters on th...


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Wednesday, December 25 While half of the U.S. is snowed in, enduring the cold degrees of the winter season, we’re all here in California sweating our asses off. What’s better than getting a nice new sweater, scarf or pair o...


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Wednesday, December 18 We all expect white trash fools to be dumb and ignorant, so it’s a little strange that this one white trash loser is getting so much guff—its like people expected him to be smart and well-informed jus...



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Wednesday, December 11 This is it—it’s finally happening. Food trucks are going to be allowed to roam free in Riverside County. Well, not quite, but it should be official by April 2014. Previously, Riverside County was the ...


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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!…


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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...



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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…


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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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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…



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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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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…


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...



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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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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 . ....


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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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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...


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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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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&...



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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...