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Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of Sept. 3 |Sep 5, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd.

Joyriding Montebello Chevrolet dealership employee caught by the car’s owner in fast-food drive-thru |Sep 5, 2017

MONTEBELLO >> When she spotted her car Friday in the drive-thru of the Tommy’s in Pico Rivera, Mari Agredano-Quirino grabbed her cellphone, hit the record button

Successful Aging: Getting a sense when hygiene issues have deeper causes |Sep 3, 2017

Q My parents are in their 80s and lack good personal hygiene. My mother has been diagnosed with early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Even before my mother became ill, she resisted bathing. Both my parents do not shower enough, and they wear the same clothes daily, some with stains.

Nutrition: It’s gut-check time when considering how microbiota affects healthy digestion |Sep 2, 2017

Evolving science is pretty clear that the microorganisms inhabiting our digestive tracts, also known as the gut microbiota, are largely responsible for our overall health and well-being. The gut microbiota is the complex mix of the thousands of species of healthy bacteria that live within the gastrointestinal tract of their host.

Emergency room crews learn to spot elder abuse |Sep 2, 2017

Abuse often leads to depression and medical problems in older patients — even death within a year of an abusive incident. Yet, those subjected to emotional, physical or financial abuse too often remain silent.

Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights adds ‘Sinister,’ ‘The Purge’ to Horrors of Blumhouse attraction |Aug 29, 2017

Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights has announced its collaboration with producer Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions to bring franchise films like “The Purge” and “Sinister,” as well as the forthcoming “Happy Death Day,” which hits theaters Friday, Oct.

Boneyard Bistro seasonal tastings among food events this week in the LA area |Aug 29, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Boneyard Bistro: The barbecue restaurant offers chef-owner Aaron Robins and executive chef Erica Abell’s seasonal tasting menu using hatch chilis including Tex Mex Tostada Salad ($18), Smoked Brisket Torta ($20), Ancho & Coffee Rub Hanger Steak Enchiladas ($38) and Hatch Chili & Apple Fry Pie ($11), 4:30 p.

Successful Aging: It all depends on how you look at the greatness of 80 |Aug 28, 2017

Q I am 79 years old and soon will be celebrating my 80th birthday. Although I am grateful to have lived this long I feel so different about this birthday. I recently dreamed that I was about to wander through an arch and at the last minute stopped, which is when I woke up with heart palpitations.

Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights explores the latest chapter of ‘Insidious’ in an all-new attraction |Aug 28, 2017

Though Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights has produced dozens of attractions based on some of the biggest feature films and TV shows within the horror genre, producer and creative director John Murdy said that the walk-thru mazes based on Blumhouse Productions’ “Insidious” films remain a top fan favorite.

Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of Aug. 27 |Aug 28, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd.

Senior passes to national parks will soon cost $80. Here’s how to get one for $10 |Aug 24, 2017

If you’re a senior citizen who likes to visit national parks, there’s a deal you should know about before it’s gone. The National Park Service is boosting the price of a lifetime pass for seniors — known as the America the Beautiful, National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass — from $10 to $80 on Monday, Aug.

LA Food & Wine Festival among Los Angeles area culinary events |Aug 23, 2017

events Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Azi Grill: New casual-dining restaurant in Janss Marketplace from Syrian-born Mazen Nadour.

Room makeovers are easy, affordable when you use what you have |Aug 22, 2017

Imagine home makeovers without the mess or expense. That’s Rita Wood’s specialty. The Temecula-based interior redecorator opts to use items and furniture clients already have, making it easier on their nerves and pocketbooks.

Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of Aug. 20 |Aug 22, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd.

Buy a Six Flags Magic Mountain ticket or season pass and get into Fright Fest |Aug 21, 2017

Want to scare up some screams at Fright Fest? Admission to the annual Halloween invasion for all ages is included with any Six Flags Magic Mountain ticket and season pass.

BJ’s Brewhouse begins bringing craft beer to your door |Aug 21, 2017

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse has begun delivering craft beer to people’s homes. Representatives of the Huntington Beach restaurant chain say the alcohol delivery pilot program is available from these of BJ’s Inland restaurants.

Anthem’s exit leaves thousands without health insurance choice in California |Aug 21, 2017

For about 60,000 Covered California customers, choosing a health plan next year will be easier, and possibly more painful, than ever: There will be only one insurer left in their communities after Anthem Blue Cross of California pulls out of much of the state’s individual market.

Pennywise Partners with Eureka’s Lost Coast Brewery |Aug 21, 2017

Punk rock music, beer and good times are all pretty much synonymous, which is why it made perfect sense for Pennywise to release its own craft beer. The quartet from Hermosa Beach partnered with Eureka’s Lost Coast Brewery for the release of Pennywiser, a Session IPA that will be available in limited release in Southern California starting Wednesday, Sept.

Rent headaches: 8 reasons why Southern California feels the financial pinch |Aug 20, 2017

The rent check can sting in Southern California. The regional cost of renting has surged at double the pace of overall inflation so far this century. Renters in Los Angeles and Orange counties give more of their paychecks to the landlord than any other metro in the nation.

Drinking lead: Why California may force all schools to test their water |Aug 20, 2017

When a therapy dog refused to drink at a San Diego grade school, it was the first clue that something was wrong with the water. Tests revealed why the pup turned up its nose—the presence of polyvinyl chloride, the polymer in PVC pipes that degrade over time.

Often missing in the repeal-and-replace health care debate: The voices of women |Aug 20, 2017

Women, in particular, have a lot at stake in the fight over the future of health care. Not only do many depend on insurance coverage for maternity care and contraception, they are struck more often by such diseases as autoimmune conditions, osteoporosis, breast cancer and depression.

How to get reduced pet adoption fees during ‘Clear the Shelters’ animal-adoption events |Aug 19, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> The annual “Clear the Shelters” animal-adoption event will be held Saturday, with fees reduced in hopes of finding homes for hundreds of Southern California dogs and cats.

Number of dialysis patients in California surges |Aug 19, 2017

The number of Californians who are getting care at dialysis centers has jumped in recent years — but not because kidney disease is more prevalent. The reason is that people are living longer with end-stage renal disease, said Anjay Rastogi, a professor of nephrology at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine.

Meet the man behind USAF photography at Norton Air Force Base Museum |Aug 19, 2017

He’s known as the “Godfather of military visual information,” a distinguished title he earned by founding the Air Force Photojournalism Program in 1971. A country boy from Lancaster, Pa.

Kicking heroin in California’s opioid ‘treatment desert’ |Aug 19, 2017

Heather Menzel squirmed in her seat, unable to sleep on the Greyhound bus as it rolled through the early morning darkness toward Bakersfield, in California’s Central Valley. She’d been trapped in transit for three miserable days, stewing in a horrific sickness only a heroin addict can understand.

Parents of Inland Empire autistic kids aim to remove the stress from eating out |Aug 19, 2017

The stares. The dirty looks. The criticism of their parenting. It was all too much for Mike and Cassidi Rand. Every time the Victorville couple dined out with their autistic son, they felt like other patrons were judging them, whether they said anything to them or not.

How much bonding time you get with your baby is determined by how many co-workers you have. Is that fair? |Aug 19, 2017

When Cat Crist gave birth, she got 14 weeks off to recover from a caesarian delivery and nurse her new son. Her job was held for her return, and, if she chooses, she is entitled to another six weeks of unpaid leave during his first year.

How do I get parental leave in California? It changes based on whether SB 63 becomes law |Aug 19, 2017

Rules governing who is eligible for parental leave and pay are complex, depending on such factors as how many hours you work, whether you pay into the state disability fund, how long you have worked for your current employer, as well as how many workers your employer has and where they are located.

Dine 909: Local breweries joining Inland Empire Restaurant Week |Aug 18, 2017

It’s back ...Inland Empire Restaurant Week has returned! The event gives participants a chance to discover new restaurants or revisit old favorites at a special price.

Trevor’s Travels: With trips on the horizon, it’s time to get a new ride |Aug 18, 2017

I had to buy a new motorcycle, something that I thought long and hard about. I have been riding the same one for the last 13 years, and sadly some problems were developing. It’s been a marvelous machine, and I felt a little disloyal about it all.

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest expands for 2017 |Aug 18, 2017

Like a bat out of hell, Fright Fest comes screaming back to Six Flags Magic Mountain with a 21 days of sensory overload in September.

Devore, Big Bear City shelters to offer discounted dog, cat adoptions for Clear the Shelters event |Aug 18, 2017

Looking for a new friend that barks or purrs? On Saturday, San Bernardino County animal shelters in Devore, at 19777 Shelter Way, and Big Bear City, at 42080 North Shore Drive, will be offering low cost adoptions during the

Here are 8 Redlands restaurants where the whole family will feel welcome |Aug 17, 2017

REDLANDS >> People of all ages should be able to participate in the enjoyable ceremony of dining out. Unfortunately, many parents and grandparents avoid sit-down restaurants, and opt for a drive-through, because their little ones haven’t fully mastered their manners.

Photographer’s portraits help Redlands shelter animals find new homes |Aug 17, 2017

REDLANDS >> Some say a picture is worth a thousand words. But for pets at the Redlands Animal Shelter, the click of Alex Woodcock’s camera puts them one step closer to finding their forever homes.

Meet 3 daredevils racing in the Red Bull Soapbox Race |Aug 17, 2017

More than 100 gutsy racers will fly down the twists and turns of Angels Point Road in Elysian Park in hopes of winning, or surviving, the Red Bull Soapbox Race.

Lunch with Lainey: Grill 8 has lots of tasty choices |Aug 16, 2017

Grill 8 opened July 1 in Rancho Cucamonga, and I stopped in this week for lunch. Located in a busy shopping center north of Foothill Boulevard, Grill 8 has modern, casual decor with tables and booths for seating and multiple flat screens for guests to enjoy while dining or enjoying an adult beverage.

How to determine which fruit trees will grow best in your yard |Aug 16, 2017

If you have a fruit tree or two, there’s one branch of science, despite its unfamiliar name, which you probably know something about. The science to which I refer is phenology. Phenology is the study of recurring biological phenomena, such as bird migrations and blossoming of plants and how these phenomena are affected by climate and seasonal weather.

Vandalism, complaints prompted removal of Confederate monument from Hollywood Forever |Aug 16, 2017

A memorial honoring Confederate veterans has been removed from the Hollywood Forever cemetery days after deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, erupted over the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen.

Rent burden in Los Angeles, Orange County ranked nation’s worst; Inland Empire 17th highest |Aug 16, 2017

The rent check hurts in Southern California. The typical renter in Los Angeles and Orange counties started 2017 paying the nation’s biggest slice of their household income to the landlord, while Inland Empire tenants had the 17th highest rent burden.

Sand to Snow National Monument escapes Trump ‘review’ threat |Aug 16, 2017

An easy-to-access wilderness getaway for 24 million Southern Californians people has escaped a Trump Administration review that threatened to unravel its protections. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on Wednesday announced that the Sand to Snow National Monument is no longer under review and that he will recommend no changes be made to the existing monument boundaries.

5 garden tips for this week, Aug. 19-25 |Aug 16, 2017

Morning watering is best Hopefully we all know that judicious watering is absolutely essential this time of year. Keep in mind that container plants dry out quickly, and citrus and avocado trees need regular soil moisture for fruit to develop properly.

Knott’s Berry Farm announces new roller coaster, Hangtime, where riders will reach 57 mph |Aug 16, 2017

BUENA PARK >> Sixteen riders will ascend 150 feet at a 90-degree angle. At the roller coaster’s apex, they will pause to catch their breath. Then the track will seem to vanish — sending thrill-seekers plunging down what is billed as California’s steepest roller coaster drop.

The Lincoln Shrine in Redlands is home to Confederate Army artifacts. Here’s why |Aug 16, 2017

REDLANDS >> As a growing number of cities consider removing and storing monuments and artifacts associated with the Confederate Army, the Lincoln Memorial Shrine here remains focused on its mission to present a complete picture of the Civil War.

Taco Bell’s Naked Egg Taco has unusual ‘shell’ |Aug 15, 2017

Taco Bell should have named its latest taco invention the Unicorn Taco because a fried egg shaped like a taco shell looks like a mythical fast food creature. You have to see it to believe it. Irvine-based Taco Bell, which knows no boundaries when it comes to creating bizarre food mashups, is adding the Naked Egg Taco to its morning breakfast lineup Aug.

Barnsdall Art Park Friday Night wine tasting among LA area food events this week |Aug 15, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Farmers Market at Northridge Fashion Center: Seasonal blood oranges for sale, 5-9 p.m. Aug.

Rotisserie chicken is a royal treat at Mr. King Pollo in Yucaipa |Aug 15, 2017

When Albert Okura opened his first Juan Pollo in San Bernardino, I’m sure he had no idea that the concept of rotisserie chicken would explode into the consciousness of the dining public so dramatically.

How 2 Yucaipa High grads’ are giving back to public parks through their company |Aug 15, 2017

CALIMESA >> Two Yucaipa High School alumni have turned their love for the outdoors into a profitable business that also gives back. Devin Cohen, 27, and Chad Markey, 26, started

Love the Hangar 24 AirFest in Redlands? Check out the new show in Lake Havasu City |Aug 15, 2017

REDLANDS >> Hangar 24 Craft Brewery is preparing to share a hometown tradition with residents of Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The craft brewery plans to replicate its popular

One-fifth of Americans find workplace hostile or threatening |Aug 14, 2017

WASHINGTON — The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile. So concludes an in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California Los Angeles.

Franchisee finds a way get Rally’s fast food to San Bernardino even faster |Aug 14, 2017

SAN BERNARDINO >> Malik Hashim has a new San Bernardino restaurant under construction. When he wants to visit it, he goes to Los Angeles. Hashim is a franchisee of Checkers & Rally’s, a quick service chain with more than 800 restaurants serving burgers, chicken wings and seasoned fries.