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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 The City of Wildomar turns 4 years old today, so the City Council throws a little party before its regular meeting. Actually, the party wasn’t specifically planned to be little—at least, not as little as ...


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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 The morning after the election rarely feels good, but this one feels worse than usual because I didn’t vote—and the consequences are already obvious and costly. In the 31st congressional district, where De...


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WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 REGION: Students can give blood, get gasHey teens! Looking for a summer job? Sure you are! You don’t need anybody to tell you that California’s teen unemployment level of 30 percent is more than 2 ½ times...



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WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 The Rialto Unified School District adopts a new logo and slogan created by students six months after they told officials they wanted something that more accurately represents their experience. The old logo fea...


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WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 The lineup for hip-hop festival Rock The Bells is announced, and some say it may be the best one ever. Reading that was pretty exciting until I realized that the some who were saying it were in…


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WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 My, oh, my, how I fear for the fate of Dug Begley. Sure, being the designated road rage-aholic of the Inland Empire otherwise known as the transportation columnist for the Press-Enterprise—is prestigious, and...



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WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 Whether or not the Blue Pearl Project is biting off more than it can chew with its goal of “helping the ocean, saving the Earth and the animals that are a part of it,” there’s no doubt…


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 San Bernardino Supervisor Neil “The Bully” Derry casts the only vote for his proposal to require restaurants to inform customers whether the establishment does immigration background checks on its employ...


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 I visit the website for the Redlands Daily Facts, notice that most of the stories are from other members of the sucky ring of William Dean Singleton newspapers, then click on a story about a councilmember op...



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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 School buses, like the dinosaurs to which they have been for so long and so insultingly compared in size, appear to be going the way of the once-roamed-the-Earth. The Jurupa Unified School District will lay ...


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 Veteran law enforcement officials looked at Moreno Valley school board member Mike Rios last February and they just couldn’t shake the notion that there was something . . . unusual . . . about the guy, some...


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THURSDAY, MARCH 27 Hey, man! Sorry to bug, but do you own a pit bull? A white one? Yeah, yeah, I thought I’d seen you with a dog like that—a white pit bull with a couple of brown spots, right…



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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 A 4,400-square-foot ranch house that Desi Arnez designed and lived in after he no longer loved Lucy enough to remain married to her, is being considered for transformation into a meeting and events venue in ...


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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 Maynard James Keenan, front man for his band, Tool . . . and frontman for his other band, A Perfect Circle, is preparing to bring his other other band for which he is frontman—the quirky socio-comedic ...


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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 Hassle Alert! Hassle Alert! The annual four-month closure of eagle habitat areas in the San Bernardino National Forest (normally Dec. 1 to April 1) will be nearly doubled (through June 15) by order of the ...



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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29 Some of us believe that life is precious, an audacious cocktail of protoplasm and high-stakes casino craps. For us, this date, the one that makes it Leap Year, is perhaps our holies—an extra day, a free...


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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 After parents, friends and members of the Big Bear High girls soccer team spend four days shoveling snow off the pitch so they can play against Rim of the World today, the Lady Bears lose, 2-1. THURSDAY,&...


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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Who’s the boss at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department? Not Wendy Thomas, the 911 dispatcher whose name somehow makes people crave fast-food burgers with square-shaped patties. U.S. District Cour...



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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 It would have been a nice touch, but organizers of the movement to place a monument to the late civil-rights leader, César Estrada Chávez, in downtown Riverside aren’t going to meet their self-imposed ...


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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 Today is a fine-enough day, sunny and such, the first day of a month that will include both Valentine’s Day and Leap Year, oh boy. Yet days like these can sometimes strike us strangely—as though they s...


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25 You can bet that after 66 years, a guy whose last name is Eclipse—and get this, his first name is Alfred—is accustomed to being singled out. It’s happening again today, although for the last time, si...



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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18 They call the show The Price Is Right, which is easy to claim, but has anybody ever challenged that assertion, checked to find out whether or not the price of all the crap Drew Carey pimps on…


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11 I tear up a check after accidentally writing the year as 2011. THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 The second-least-funniest guy ever to be named Jerry Lewis announces he will retire from Congress at the conclusion of h...


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4 Everybody’s back to work—well, except for all the unemployed people, whose numbers may swell a bit on Feb. 1, when redevelopment agencies across California are closed, thanks to a Dec. 29 ruling by the ...



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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28 The leaders of the Kiwanis Club of San Bernardino, having done their durn-level best to get the word out, just hope that everyone has received—and remembers—that today’s regularly scheduled 12:05 p....


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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21 A new manager at Riverside National Cemetery decides to enforce long-standing—but long-relaxed—rules against bringing Christmas trees, balloons or other celebratory items to gravesites. For many peopl...


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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14  Meanwhile, up in Big Bear, it’s time to count bald eagles. Nope, not some euphemism for payday. Volunteers really are sought—every year at this time, for the past 34 years in a row—to take a winte...



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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 A retired Riverside police detective who molested two young girls is been sentenced to 24 years in state prison—and considering Granville Kelley, Jr. is 74 years old, that should do it. Prosecutors say t...