Past Stories

THE RUNDOWN

TUESDAY, JUNE 26 As the United States Senate debates a weird and complicated immigration reform bill—so weird that Ted Kennedy and George W. Bush are on the same side—long-ago Cuban immigrant Zoila Meyer of Apple Va...


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TUESDAY, JULY 3 After battling pneumonia for several months, 81-year-old Nell Soto of Pomona is back at her job in Sacramento again, which means that her hometown has its representative in the California State Assembly again. I...


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TUESDAY, JULY 31 The controversy continues over the safety procedures–or lack of them–that were used in the battle against last October’s tragic Esperanza wildfire, which claimed the lives of five firefighters...



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TUESDAY, AUGUST 7 Certain there’s got to be a better way, we head for the mountains, vowing not to stop until we’ve topped the smog line. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 Up on the rim of the world, the mountain people—we...


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TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 Citing an increase in a life-threatening allergy to peanuts that may now afflict two percent of Americans, officials of the Claremont Unified School District announce that they are banning the peanut from all...


THE RUNDOWN

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28 The only ranking military officer to face a judge for the sexual-humiliation scandal perpetrated by American soldiers in the Abu Ghraib prison is acquitted. That was the case where Iraqi detainees were forced...



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TUESDAY, AUGUST 21 Plans to build a Wal-Mart Supercenter in north Redlands are up and running again, and the city is accepting written comments from residents and public agencies through September 17. Feedback is already pouri...


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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 It’s the first day of school at the Jurupa Unified School District, where two middle schools launch volunteer same-sex classes in science and social studies. The pilot program hopes that without the d...


THE RUNDOWN

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 The Murrieta City Council votes unanimously to prohibit dumping large amounts of manure within its borders–the city’s borders, not the council chambers’ . . . although they probably don&#...



THE RUNDOWN

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 It’s the sixth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City, Washington, D.C., and the Pennsylvania countryside, and Americans commemorate the tragedy the way most of us might expect–w...