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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.

Hangar 24 becomes official beer of Citizens arena in Ontario |Aug 14, 2017

Hangar 24 is now the “official craft beer” of Citizens Business Bank Arena, the Redlands brewery announced Monday. Hangar 24 will be a visible presence in the arena and support it at community events, according to a news release.

Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of Aug. 13 |Aug 14, 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.

Growing young gardeners |Aug 14, 2017

Gardening can prove fruitful for all ages, especially inquisitive youngsters, who routinely are told not to touch or get their hands dirty. It can be enlightening, too. “Kids need to see where our food actually comes from,” said Don Delano, longtime horticulturist at the Fairplex in Pomona.

Trevor’s Travels: Laws Railroad Museum is on the right track to the past |Aug 14, 2017

At one time, US Route 6 was the longest road in America until a renumbering system lopped most of the California bit off what is known as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway. That name is in honor of the veterans of the Civil War.

Chances to visit Inland water parks are rapidly drying up |Aug 13, 2017

Summer heat is still with us, but water park season is winding down. Most Inland pools and amusement parks with water slides have stopped operating them on weekdays. And weekends are numbered. Here’s what’s going on.

Here’s what CatCon 2017 looked like in Pasadena |Aug 13, 2017

PASADENA >> Talk about a purrfect weekend for cat lovers! Kittens and cat fanatics took over the Pasadena Convention Center for the third annual CatCon Saturday and Sunday.

Are you ready for the O.J. Simpson memorabilia museum? |Aug 13, 2017

The kid peeked out from the window of his mother’s car and saw a white sheet with a body beneath it.It was Monday, June 13, 1994. The kid was 6, and his mother had picked him up early (he had a stomach ache) from the YMCA on Bundy Drive in Brentwood.

Lack of brain donations is hampering understanding of dementia in blacks |Aug 13, 2017

The question came as a shock to Dorothy Reeves: Would she be willing to donate her husband’s brain for research? She knew dementia would steadily take Levi Reeves’ memories of their 57-year marriage, his remaining lucidity and, eventually, his life.

Rancho Cucamonga seeks input on the future of Central Park |Aug 12, 2017

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Councilwoman Diane Williams knows there may be some public frustration when it comes to the completion of the 100-acre Central Park. So planning officials are going back to the drawing board and

35 children die in north Indian hospital in 3 days |Aug 12, 2017

LUCKNOW, India >> Parents of at least 35 children who have died in a state-run hospital in northern India over the past three days have alleged that the fatalities were due to the lack of a sufficient oxygen supply in the children’s ward.

Puppy recovering after being found with burns, broken jaw in San Bernardino |Aug 12, 2017

SAN BERNARDINO >> A 4-month-old Labrador puppy found with acid burns, an infection in one of its eyes and a jaw that was fractured in multiple places was recovering Saturday, Aug. 12, after a good Samaritan found it in front of a San Bernardino elementary school earlier this week, an animal rescue official said.

Colon cancer rates rising among younger white adults — and falling among blacks |Aug 12, 2017

When Crawford Clay discovered blood on his shorts at the end a routine run in the spring of 2014, he did not know the stains were a symptom of a condition that also afflicted his family. His doctor said it was likely hemorrhoids, but as a precaution, the physician scheduled a colonoscopy.

Bending the trend, more employers are offering job-based health insurance |Aug 12, 2017

The shrinking unemployment rate has been a healthy turn for people with job-based benefits. Eager to attract help in a tight labor market and unsure of Obamacare’s future, large employers are newly committed to maintaining coverage for workers and often their families, according to new research and interviews with analysts.

High gas prices and auto repair are part of the Southern California culture |Aug 12, 2017

When you’re living in Southern California, cars are a necessary evil. We live in a region that is both sprawling and heavily congested, and getting from Point A to Point B isn’t always easy.

We made a map of all the breweries in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties |Aug 11, 2017

Here’s a guide to more than 150 places to go tasting in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties with our writers’ picks leading you to some of the best brews. While San Diego may have started it all, you might be surprised at how many craft breweries have bubbled up near you.

The 10 best breweries for craft beer in the Inland Empire |Aug 11, 2017

So. Many. Breweries. The Inland Empire has blossomed with breweries in the last 10 years or so, but which ones are the best? Really, that’s up to you to discover. However, we, your resident beer lovers, put our heads together and came up with our favorites, based on several factors, including the quality and taste of the beers, the friendliness of the staff and whether the taprooms were fun places to hang out and share beers and perhaps even food.

The craft brewery is quickly becoming a community staple like your library, grocery store and coffee shop |Aug 11, 2017

Admit it, pessimists: the craft beer movement has defied your gloomy predictions. A year or two ago, even supporters of the dozens of neighborhood breweries that have popped up all over Southern California were predicting the movement had reached its apex.

The incredible journey of Chachi, a lost Yucaipa dog who survived nearly 2 weeks in the forest |Aug 11, 2017

Chachi, where are you? Come back, little Chachi! Bill Wackerman of Yucaipa was desperately searching for his dog. He had taken a trip in his motorhome to Northern California near the end of June, accompanied by his three dogs, but on the way, lost Chachi, his smallest dog, a 3-year-old Chihuahua.

Dine 909: Otter Pops beach bungalow returns to the Inland Empire |Aug 11, 2017

If the names Sir Isaac Lime, Strawberry Short Kook and Alexander the Grape mean anything to you, then you need to head to Chino Hills on Saturday. That’s because the

Lunch with Lainey: A taste of Hawaii found in Claremont at Poke Dot |Aug 11, 2017

I have enjoyed lunch at a few local poke eateries and recently found another I wanted to share. I stopped at Poke Dot, located on Indian Hill Boulevard, between First and Second streets in Claremont.

Replacing your wooden fence? How to dispose of the old one |Aug 11, 2017

I’m following up on the last column about fences. If you didn’t get a chance to read it, do an internet search with my name and you’ll find it on the site of the newspaper your reading now.

Trevor’s Travels: Big Bear museum offers a look at how things used to be |Aug 11, 2017

There is a lot of stuff inside (and outside) the Big Bear Valley Historical Museum. During a recent visit, I was greeted by volunteer Cheryl Furniss, who said: “We are preserving the history of Big Bear.

What the consulate has planned for Mexican Independence Day in the Inland Empire |Aug 11, 2017

SAN BERNARDINO >> The Consulate of Mexico in San Bernardino joined Friday with community leaders to announce that a Mexican Independence Day celebration will be held for the first time in Moreno Valley.

Rare West Nile virus complications can devastate victims’ lives |Aug 10, 2017

FONTANA >> Recovery started with a twitch of his tongue. Greg Lee had been paralyzed and in intensive care for nearly 100 days at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center after being diagnosed with West Nile virus in September 2015.

10 things you need to know about CatCon 2017, the feline festival in Pasadena |Aug 10, 2017

Although CatCon 2017 at the Pasadena Convention Center Saturday Aug. 12 and Sunday Aug. 13 may make you feel warm and fuzzy, it may also be a bit overwhelming, as there’s so much to see and do.

Successful Aging: |Aug 10, 2017

Q I have been recognized as an accomplished expert on computer-based project management and complex processes. Having consulted with high-level business leaders, I have had a strong sense of identity.

Texas cuts aid to ‘colonias’ after years of offering help |Aug 10, 2017

ALAMO, Texas >> While the economy in Texas has boomed over the last 20 years, along the border with Mexico about a half million people live in clusters of cinderblock dwellings, home-built shacks, dilapidated trailers and small houses.

San Bernardino plumbing company Big Mike’s celebrates 35 years |Aug 10, 2017

Big Mike’s Rooter and Plumbing Inc., based in San Bernardino, recently celebrated 35 years of doing business in the region. The family owned company held an event July 28 to thank loyal customers.

How Redlands skatepark donors will be recognized |Aug 9, 2017

REDLANDS >> The Redlands skatepark still needs funding, and its supporters have found a way to thank those who donate.

California funds groups to serve food to Medi-Cal’s poor, just like medicine |Aug 9, 2017

Federico Guzmán moved from Mexico to San Francisco in 1992, fleeing anti-gay sentiment and searching for AIDS treatment. He couldn’t find a job and sometimes went hungry until friends introduced him to Project Open Hand, a nonprofit organization that began serving free, nutritious meals to HIV patients in 1985.

Will theme parks announce new rides on Aug. 16, National Roller Coaster Day? |Aug 9, 2017

Did you know that Aug. 16 is National Roller Coaster Day? I know, every single day of the year is the national day for one thing or another. They don’t require an act of Congress — just someone with something to promote or to sell.

Experienced restaurateurs bring sushi skills to Redlands |Aug 9, 2017

REDLANDS >> Helen and Kyo Chong have had their eyes on the city for a while now. Years ago, the Fontana couple hoped to open a restaurant in Brookside Plaza but the location they wanted became a pizza parlor.

UCR researchers find way to thwart ovarian cancer, plan to work with City of Hope |Aug 9, 2017

A pair of UC Riverside researchers say they have found a mechanism for blocking the spread of ovarian cancer, one of the deadliest cancers for women. Recent University of Notre Dame transplants Mark Alber and Oleg Kim, along with a team of researchers, published a study in Oncology Times in July that detailed how they used a monoclonal antibody named GC-4 to block a protein responsible for allowing ovarian cancer cells to latch onto and penetrate other cells.

Los Angeles gets biggest boost from HIV housing funds |Aug 8, 2017

In a bipartisan push, Congress has restructured a federal housing program for HIV patients to funnel more money into areas struggling to control the spread of the virus. While legislators and housing advocates say the adjustments will better target regions with high rates of HIV, the changes are likely to mean less money for some of the large cities that faced the early effects of the epidemic.

Sichuan Chinese food fans will want to be part of the Hi Family in Claremont |Aug 8, 2017

Hi Family is a gem of a Sichuan restaurant located in a small strip mall on Foothill Boulevard in Claremont, east of Towne Avenue on the south side of the street. The owners, Yang and Jinchao Wang are newlyweds, yet have managed to keep the restaurant up and running for the past two years.

Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of Aug. 6 |Aug 8, 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.

Studio City Farmers Market among food events this week in the LA area |Aug 8, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Marie Callender’s: “Summer Backyard BBQ Menu” for a limited time. Entrees $9.

Here’s the newest baby penguin at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach |Aug 8, 2017

The Aquarium of the Pacific went into cuteness overdrive Tuesday as the newest little resident waddled into its new home Tuesday morning. The yet unnamed, months-old chick joined its family and more than a dozen other Magellanic penguins at the aquarium’s June Keyes Penguin Habitat.

Growlers to bring high-profile music festival to LA waterfront in October |Aug 8, 2017

A high-profile, two-day music festival is headed to San Pedro’s waterfront this fall as the Port of Los Angeles moves to market the Outer Harbor as an outdoor entertainment venue.

Downtown Disney parking rates going up next week |Aug 7, 2017

ANAHEIM >> The Disneyland Resort is making a big change in the parking policy for its Downtown Disney parking lot. Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, the new policy will provide two hours of free parking, but only if a $20 minimum purchase is made and validation received from any Downtown Disney location.

Drought may be over, but war on turf continues |Aug 7, 2017

For those interested in water conservation, it’s time to get tough on turf. That’s right. Douse it with earth-friendly herbicides, suffocate it with plastic, sheet mulch it to death with newspaper/cardboard or dig the whole thing up.

10 ways to save on vacation lodging |Aug 7, 2017

We all love vacations, don’t we? Except you Type A folks out there who need one more than the rest of us combined. But you can spend a fortune on them, especially if you need to eat and sleep on your trip.

Puerto Vallarta: Mexico’s natural beauty |Aug 7, 2017

When my friend told me her wedding would be in Puerto Vallarta, I immediately thought it perfect — she has family there — and that the destination would be no lonely place to travel on my own.