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LOCALS ONLY: Science Fiction Theater

Rancho Cucamonga’s Science Fiction Theater (SFT) released an album that sums its music up quite perfectly, while its title, The Happy Sadness, delivers the punch line of the band’s 60s pop song writing. The album’s melanc...


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The Watch Dog: Man Arrested for Elderly Murder

Nobody likes to hear more news about the killing of innocent people, especially if they’re defenseless. Not that criminals should only attack able-bodied individuals, but targeting those you know can’t fight back, like the ...


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Celebrate With Our Native IE-ers

Lets keep it real this Thanksgiving weekend and celebrate a more traditional, but joyful experience. Take a break from the early morning Black Friday shopping and head over to the XXXII Indio Powwow hosted by the Cabazon Band o...



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LOCALS ONLY: Skin Town

The R&B-licious new album, The Room by the LA-duo band, Skin Town, is a release to die for. It’s smooth, it’s groovy and it gets right down to business. Vocalist Grace Hall and part-time Zola Jesus keyboardist Nick Turc...


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Graffiti Mecca is White-Washed from History

There was once a place where the spray cans flowed freely and the cops wouldn’t bother the aerosol artists who thrived there. It was called 5 Pointz: the Institute of Higher Burning, and it was a safe-haven, thanks to founder...


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At the Crossroad

Photo By Ashley Bennett Sometimes driving through new cities can yield extraordinary discoveries. Last weekend, I drove through Joshua Tree for the first time (you have to have a very good reason to drive through that part of ...



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The Watch Dog: Former Cops Law Firm Plays Dirty

Cred: Daily Pilot It isn’t always the politicians that are dirty; it can be the cops as well. One such case involves an Upland law firm that is accused of double and even triple-billing police union clients across southern C...


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A Quick Guide to the PlayStation 4

A non-preorder line for the PS4 at Best Buy Remember the Tamagotchi? Furbys? Cabbage Patch dolls? These toys of hype for holiday seasons of the past caused parents to frantically raid retailers in hopes of getting their hands ...


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LOCALS ONLY: Cass McCombs

Bring yourself in and take yourself back out over and over again. That’s the way Cass McCombs, the singular-songwriter with a background known for his nomadic and drifter lifestyle, would want you to listen to his new collect...



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Deliciously Derby

Among the many bad-ass sports teams the IE is privileged to boast about—The 66ers, Ontario Reign, our new soccer phenom the Ontario Fury—the most unconventional team with arguably the most devoted players may unfortunately ...


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Video of the Week!

Men, be wary of what your beard says about you. We don’t want any creepy beards wandering the IE. Getting lost in an IKEA is worse than drifting helplessly into space.…


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Where Cupcake Dreams Come to Life

The cupcake phase swept the IE by storm a few years back, which led to the opening up a variety of storefronts who have succeeded in baking desserts that are more than just frosting topped with sprinkles. Although shows like&he...



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The Watch Dog: Moreno Valley Councilman Accepts Biggest Undercover Bribe

What is up with politicians in the Inland Empire these days and when will they learn that if you don’t play by the rules, you will get caught? My guess is never because no matter how many scandals/bribes/dirty politician stor...


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Get Pumped for the Color Vibe 5K!

If our awesome cover story isn’t “colorful” enough, check out the Color Vibe’s official video!…


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Running Your First 5K

It’s always been on the list of things to do, but now you’re finally running your first 5K. You don’t have to be Mr. Universe to complete it (because it’s only 3.1 miles long), but here are a few tips…



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LOCALS ONLY: Mansions on the Moon

A mix between big electric drums being slammed together and chamber vocal harmonies taken from any M83 song, is the best way to describe “Full Moon”–the first track off of the LA-based electro-pop band Mansions on the Moo...


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Hangar 24′s Golden Brew

We have veritable beer culture here in the IE. From new micro-breweries opening up every month to massive, full-blown brew fests, there’s nothing better than a well-made beverage with local ties (we don’t want any B...


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IEW PhotoBomb: Empire Tattoo Studio’s 2nd Annual Art Show

Two days following All Hallows Eve, the Empire Tattoo Studio in Fontana saw some new dark decor. If you were among the masses last year, then you already know these guys see the beauty in the phrase “the more the…



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The Watch Dog: Violence Has Someone Fighting Back

It seems like every time you turn on the news there’s some kind of robbery, shooting or murder that happens somewhere in the I.E. No one likes to hear about these kinds of things, but it is a harsh reality…


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Doing Halloween Right

ON A BUDGET Doing Halloween on a strict budget can be hard; creating impressive decorations as well as a cool costume can be stressful and take all the fun out of a beloved holiday. After scouring through the choices, we…



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Baker’s Dozen Donuts

You might have missed it, but our Best Of issue came out last month. We don’t like to toot our own horn over here at the IE Weekly—but it was pretty rad. Especially the food section. Although there were a ton…


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IEW PhotoBomb: Jonny Craig @ The Glass House

Once upon a time, a terrestrial being ascended from the vocal heavens, landed in Canada, and spread his otherworldly gift of music through out our undeserving land. He managed to make a stop over the weekend at The Glass House&...


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IEW PhotoBomb: Turn Up The Vote!

Oct. 20′s Turn Up the Vote event consisted of little bit of everything. You’ve got your city council candidates trying to sway a few votes, frolicking children with painted faces, emotional city residents overcome b...



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IEW PhotoBomb: Mad Caddies @ UCR Barn

The Mad Caddies are still keeping “it going” in the studio and live! Recently performed at UCR’s Barn, these guys brought their A game and gave a great performance. “Since we started in 1995,” explains singer Chu...


Videos of the Week

Nothing is scarier than realizing that ghosts might be real! Check out Cal~Para’s overnight cameras at the Downtowne Riverside Library.   Whoa. Spooky!…


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LOCALS ONLY: PAPA

Papa is a Little Rock and Little Not LA-based and critically acclaimed indie band, Papa  released their latest album, Tender Madness on Oct. 8, 2013 and so far, it has stirred even more hype than their double A-side 7” sing...



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A History of Ghosts: The Science and the Myth

When I was little, my grandmother always told me that her house was haunted. My cousins and I would sleepover in her living room and late in the night we thought we heard footsteps and random knocking on doors throughout…