Earthquake and After-shocks...a rolling detail.

MAP 1.4 2008/07/29 18:56:36 33.947 -117.778 9.5 6 km ( 4 mi) WSW of Chino Hills, CA
MAP 2.2 2008/07/29 18:54:12 33.948 -117.791 14.0 7 km ( 4 mi) SSE of Diamond Bar, CA
MAP 2.2 2008/07/29 18:54:03 33.952 -117.770 15.5 5 km ( 3 mi) WSW of Chino Hills, CA
MAP 3.8 2008/07/29 18:51:52 33.959 -117.809 15.3 5 km ( 3 mi) SSE of Diamond Bar, CA
MAP 3.8 2008/07/29 18:51:46 33.965 -117.788 17.6 5 km ( 3 mi) SE of Diamond Bar, CA
MAP 3.8 2008/07/29 18:51:29 33.941 -117.790 16.8 6 km ( 4 mi) N of Yorba Linda, CA
MAP 2.4 2008/07/29 18:50:34 33.961 -117.766 14.9 4 km ( 3 mi) WSW of Chino Hills, CA
MAP 2.4 2008/07/29 18:49:45 33.921 -117.807 15.3 4 km ( 3 mi) NNW of Yorba Linda, CA
MAP 2.7 2008/07/29 18:48:27 33.946 -117.822 16.4 6 km ( 4 mi) S of Diamond Bar, CA
MAP 2.8 2008/07/29 18:47:48 33.969 -117.752 16.1 3 km ( 2 mi) WSW of Chino Hills, CA
MAP 5.8 2008/07/29 18:42:15 33.959 -117.752 12.3 3 km ( 2 mi) SW of Chino Hills, CA

BREAKING NEWS: Magnitude-5.8 Earthquake Strikes Los Angeles; Epicenter Chino Hills, CA

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. -- A strong earthquake has shaken Southern California. The late Tuesday morning jolt was felt from Los Angeles to San Diego, and slightly in Las Vegas. It struck shortly after 11:30 a.m.

Preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey estimated the quake at magnitude 5.8, centered 29 miles east-southeast of downtown Los Angeles near Chino Hills.

Corona Civic Light Opera Association (CCLOA) Open Auditions in Corona, CA

Corona Civic Light Opera Association (CCLOA) is having auditions for our Christmas show on December 5, 6, 7, 2008, a total of 4 shows in the Historic Civic Center Theater in Corona . “Mr. Scrooge’s Christmas” from Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” adapted by Thomas Hischak. The auditions will be held on September 9, @ 7 PM to 10 PM & 13 @ 9 AM to 1 PM, 2008, at the First Congregational Church at 801 S. Ramona (corner of 8th & Ramona), Corona , CA. More information is on both web site. At the same time we will also be holding auditions for Corona's “Cemetery Walk” which will be on October 26, 2008.

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Lee & Associates Readies National Expansion; Corona, CA

LOS ANGELES-Lee & Associates has launched a national expansion that could mean up to 30 new offices in the next two years and has hired former Grubb & Ellis Co. exec Phil Royster to spearhead the push. Mike Tingus, who oversees four Lee offices as president of Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura, tells that the company views the current economic and commercial real estate environments as very favorable for the expansion of the firm because the Lee platform puts brokers in charge of their own offices and provides some of the biggest commission splits in the industry.

Although Tingus has engineered the expansion of the Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura operations, he says that a national expansion requires someone who is dedicated to that task alone. He says Royster, who will be based at the Sherman Oaks office of Lee LA North/Ventura, fits that bill because of his 35 years in the industry and his experience in leading expansions.

Lee, which is headquartered in Corona, CA, now operates 33 offices with more than 500 agents located in California, Arizona, Nevada, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Texas, Wisconsin and Idaho. Its expansion will include new offices in California as well as in the East, the Southeast, the Southwest and the Midwest, according to Tingus. He says that although the company already brands itself as a national firm, it is looking for a stronger presence in markets where it is not as well known as it is in California, where Bill Lee established the firm in 1979.

Tingus tells that Lee typically attracts brokers with 10 to 15 years of experience because of the appeal of the company's business model. “We're a broker-owned company, which means that in your particular market you do what you need to do to execute your business plan,” Tingus tells “If you don't need appraisal, you don't have appraisal, if you don't need a finance group, you don't have one, if you don't need corporate services, you don't have it.”

Tingus says that the Lee model means that the individual offices don't have to worry about someone in corporate management cutting services or shrinking staff in down times because the individual offices determine their own levels of staffing and services. “Our revenues are off this year versus last year, but that doesn't put us in a position where we have to cut any support staff or marketing materials or open houses,” Tingus says. “In other words, we don't need to shrink the profitability.”

Tingus notes that Lee has opened 15 of its 33 offices in the five years, with a 16th soon to be announced. He says that the firm has identified a dozen or more offices that are within four to six months of opening, part of a total of 20 to 30 that could possibly be opened in the next 12 to 24 months.

“It takes a lot of time and expertise to put these offices together, and when Phil became available, we saw an opportunity to have someone dedicated full time to the task,” Tingus says. Royster, who left Grubb & Ellis after that company's merger with NNN Realty Advisors last year, has joined Lee & Associates in the newly created position of president of strategic growth.

Royster will work with a Lee expansion committee including Jim Planey, president of Lee & Associates-Chicago; Jon Savoy, president of Lee & Associates-Michigan; Jim Watkins, managing principal of Lee & Associates-Phoenix; and Ken Wesson, SIOR, managing principal of Lee & Associates-Dallas/Ft. Worth. In the Lee & Associates business model, these company presidents from around the country act as facilitators, identifying successful brokers in their respective markets.

Royster, whose 35 years in the industry includes 25 years with Grubb & Ellis, from the early 1990s through 2003 created and developed the company’s affiliate program. The affiliate program recruited top-ranked independent real estate services firms as partners providing integrated consulting, strategic planning, management and transaction services to multi-market clients across the US and Mexico. Royster joined Grubb & Ellis as vice president and managing director of the L.A. South Bay office and held positions as senior vice president, regional manager and president of the Western Region.

Electric dirt bike ready to ride; Lake Elsinore, CA

When the Zero X wheeled onto the dirt track at Lake Elsinore, the Colgate-white motocross bike looked positively virginal next to the belching, candy-colored models that leaped from mound to mound around it.

Not surprisingly, the Zero X drew a lot of attention.

Two-stroke? Four-stroke? That wasn't the question riders were asking after watching the electric dirt bike roll around the track a few times and do everything a traditional, gas-powered motocrosser could do, minus the noise and pollution. No. The biggest questions were: "What is it?" and "Where can I get one?"

The Zero X is a big deal for a lot of reasons, the biggest being that it's actually in production. Unlike so many other electric vehicles that are bandied about in the media, it isn't a prototype. It's been on the market since April.

Nor is it an electric retrofit of a gutted, formerly gas-powered machine. Its 300-plus component parts were engineered from the ground up, sourced from manufacturers around the globe and assembled into fully functioning motorcycles in a facility in Northern California.

The $7,450 motorcycle was designed by aeronautical engineer Neal Saiki, whose mountain bikes have won design awards.

Saiki came up with the idea for his electric motorcycle in 2003, after participating in a NASA think tank project analyzing transportation solutions for the U.S.

"It was really obvious that electric was the right choice for the United States. It makes so much more sense than hydrogen and other technologies," he said. "The military's had extremely high-powered electric vehicles for quite a long time, and it was just a matter of time before they came down to the [private] sector."

He set to work on the X, then incorporated Zero Motorcycles Inc. in 2006. To get the company off the ground, Saiki and his wife sold both of their homes and brought in investors such as Gene Banman, a former top manager at computer maker Sun Microsystems Inc. and now Zero's chief executive.

The company, based in the Santa Cruz area, has 31 employees, has shipped 40 bikes since April and has back orders for an additional 60.

Among his customers is Google Inc. founder Larry Page, who bought three Zero X bikes.

Zero is setting up a second production line to meet demand. Saiki anticipates selling 500 motorcycles next year, both for the dirt and the street. He figures to be doing $100 million in business by 2011.

"I don't expect a lot of competition," the 41-year-old Saiki said. "It takes a lot of sophistication to get a manufacturing operation started."

The motocross category is, in many ways, the perfect application for an electric power plant because motocross bikes are ridden for only a few dozen miles at a time and battery-powered motors are typically limited in their range.

The whisper-quiet operation in the hills also won't offend nearby residents.

Electric motors are pure torque machines, which is what a motocross bike needs to launch into jumps and power out of corners. The Zero X can get to its top speed of 57 mph in about four seconds.

One potential downside to an electric application in a dirt bike is the weight of the batteries, a problem Saiki chose to tackle with a feather-light, aircraft-grade aluminum frame and lithium ion batteries.

Those batteries have a greater power-to-weight ratio than the nickel metal hydride devices used in the Toyota Prius and the Vectrix scooter.

Though comparable in performance to a gas-powered, 250-cubic-centimeter motorcross bike, the Zero X is 80 pounds lighter. The entire bike weighs an unheard-of 140 pounds, only 40 of which are the batteries.

Its light weight doesn't just make the bike more maneuverable. It may also reduce the risk of injury from the machine falling on the rider.

It also saves distribution costs. Zero bikes are available only over the Internet. Buyers can e-mail an area sales representative, who'll bring a bike to their homes for a personal test ride. If they decide to buy, the sale is completed online and the bike shipped to their doorstep via United Parcel Service for $300.

The 58-volt battery pack on the Zero X uses the same kind of batteries found in many rechargeable power tools, but there are 168 of them bundled together in a vibration- and heat-resistant package that is also modular.

It takes just 30 seconds to remove the battery pack, which makes the bike easier to move around. It also allows the X to be updated with newer battery technologies when they become available. The battery pack has a life expectancy of five to six years, Saiki said, and is 100% recyclable, nontoxic and landfill approved.

"The motorcycle industry wants to ignore this, which is part of the reason I had to do it," Saiki said. "The big companies are very invested in gasoline motors. That's what they built their reputation and heritage on."

But in these days of escalating gas prices and concerns about global warming, consumers are looking for ways to get around that are both economical and environmentally conscious.

Zero Motorcycles may fit the bill for many commuters. The X can travel 40 miles on a single charge and fully recharge in two hours. Its 2-kilowatt-hour capacity makes it the equivalent of a 500-mpg vehicle. It costs 1 cent a mile to operate.

Though the X was intended for off-road use, Zero plans to introduce a supermoto-style street bike in January with a 41% larger battery pack that will last 60 miles and reach a top speed of 65 mph. A sport bike should be ready in 2010, Saiki said.

I spent a morning on board the Zero X and was impressed with pretty much everything about it, not only from a green or performance perspective, but also its forward focus on emerging technologies and its versatility.

Almost all motorcycles on the market use manual transmissions, but the X is automatic. The rear brake is operated by hand, like a bicycle, instead of by foot. The combination means riders don't need to coordinate as many extremities to operate the motorcycle smoothly.

There are two toggle switches on the X that allow riders to customize it to match their intentions. One allows them to select between "sport" and "easy" modes, which affects how aggressively the power kicks in when twisting the throttle.

The other toggle allows riders to select between "low power," which restrains the speed to 30 mph to allow riders in some states to travel in the bicycle lane, and "high power," allowing it to get up to its full potential of 57 mph.

The icing on this already fabulous cake is the cost.

The $7,450 price tag is about $3,000 more than a comparable gas-powered model, but much less than the $11,000 Vectrix.

Despite the cost, which Saiki expects to come down in the years ahead, the Zero X may quickly pay for itself if gas prices continue to empty wallets.

Linens 'n Things to Close 57 Underperforming Stores; 1 in Eastvale Gateway.

CLIFTON, N.J.--Linens Holding Co. (“LNT” or the “Company”), today announced that as part of its ongoing financial restructuring, the Company plans to close fewer than the previously disclosed 87 underperforming stores. The actual number of store closings is now 57 (See list below). LNT filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code on May 2, 2008 and announced the closing of 120 stores at that time.

“The reduced number of store closings is the result of improvements in the outlook for these stores throughout the remainder of 2008 into 2009. We are pleased that we are able to keep additional stores open for the benefit of our guests, associates, vendors and the communities we serve,” said Michael F. Gries, Chief Restructuring Officer and Interim CEO. “While a very difficult decision, the stores that are closing are necessary given the current retail and economic climate and the need to drive the cost savings and operational efficiencies that will allow us to position LNT for long-term growth."

Linens ‘n Things, with 2007 sales of approximately $2.8 billion, is one of the leading, national large format retailers of home textiles, housewares and home accessories. As of December 29, 2007, Linens ‘n Things operated 589 stores in 47 states and seven provinces across the United States and Canada.

City of Corona Receives $400,000.00 in Grants to Revitalize and Green-up Brownfield Sites

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awards the city funds to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning and community involvement related to Brownfield sites.

CORONA, Calif., (July 24, 2008) – The EPA has selected the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Corona as the recipient of two Brownfield assessment grants. Brownfield Assessment grant funds will be used to create a Brownfield inventory and conduct Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments. Grant funds will also be used to conduct community outreach to keep residents informed of the efforts that the city is making to create a safer environment. And, from the information obtained through the grants, the city will develop a clean-up plan for the future redevelopment of the Brownfield sites in the city.

The Brownfield assessment program encourages redevelopment of America’s estimated 450,000 abandoned and contaminated waste sites. Since the beginning of the program, EPA has awarded 1,255 assessment grants totaling more than $298 million. This year, a total of 194 grants totaling $38.7 million were awarded.

Corona will receive the funds in October, 2008 and has already started to work by submitting their work plan to EPA with the distinction of being the first new grantee to do so. The benefits derived from this program are multifaceted. Not only will the funds be used to assess the threats to public health, they will be used to involve the community in the best possible reuse for the sites. The grants will aid Corona in bolstering economic development and creating a cleaner and healthier environment for its citizens.

LAKE ELSINORE: Council ripping up its credit cards

LAKE ELSINORE ---- Lake Elsinore is ripping up its city-issued credit cards.

The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to amend the city's policy regarding city credit cards, meals, meetings and travel expenses.

The new policy deletes any reference to city-issued credit cards, according to a copy of the policy provided to The Californian by Lake Elsinore's city attorney.

Instead of credit cards, each of the council members will be given a finite amount of money each day to pay for expenses during city business trips. A council member will need to provide receipts for any city-related expenses that exceed that per diem, an amount linked with the U.S. government's listed per diem rates.

The action by the council comes in the wake of an investigation in the city of Canyon Lake, where a council member is being investigated on suspicion of using his city-issued card for personal expenses. That Canyon Lake council member, Frank Kessler, has said he accidentally used his city-issued card instead of his personal card.Police officials have said that investigation is ongoing.

Police identifies suspect in hit-and-run killing of Filipino family in Temecula, CA

TEMECULA, CA – California Highway Patrol officers have identified the driver, who allegedly fled the scene of a hit-and-run crash that left a Filipino family of three dead.

Officials on Monday identified that 30-year-old Chad Isaac Huber allegedly drove his GMC pickup truck on the wrong side of the road before crashing head-on into the Malibu sedan driven by 48-year-old Andres San Agustin. Andres and his wife 36-year-old Maribeth San Agustin died at the scene. Their four-year-old son Angelo passed away a few hours later at a local medical hospital.
Huber fled the scene and remains at large.

“The subject is still at large,” said CHP Spokesperson Ron Thatcher to the Asian Journal. “He may be North or South of the border. Investigators are still following leads to his possible whereabouts.”
Thatcher said that officers have detained 23-year-old Jarred Benjamin Abatti, who allegedly helped Huber flee the scene after the crash.

Police arrested Abatti on July 1, three days after the crash. He is currently being held at the Riverside Sheriff departments Southwest Justice Center. Police have charged him with felony vehicle hit-and-run that caused death, accessory, and battery with serious bodily injury. His bail is set at $200,00, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

“He’s waiting for a preliminary trial scheduled for August,” he said.

In an interview with the Asian Journal, Maribeth’s brother, Ariel Pagaspas, said he was informed that after the fatal car crash the alleged suspects fled to a nearby gas station. The two suspects were seen on a surveillance video removing the get away car’s license plate, according to Pagaspas.
“We received word from a CHP investigator that they have the driver of the get away vehicle,” said Pagaspas before flying with the bodies of his sister’s family to be buried in the Philippines. “I really don’t know all the details yet. This is just stuff I’ve been hearing.”

Thatcher said that witness statements and physical evidence from the crime scene lead to Abatti’s capture.

Last week, the Navy held a memorial service for Andres San Agustin, a former Navy hospital corpsman. Pagaspas said the bodies are being buried in the family plot in Rizal, Philippines.

91 Freeway - Corridor Improvement Project Meeting

The Plan... Caltrans proposes to widen the 91 Freeway (SR91) between the 241 Freeway and the Pierce freeway exit in Riverside, California. They also plan to widen the 15 freeway between Cajalco and Hidden Valley Parkway.

The Meeting... The meeting is scheduled for 5pm on July 29th at the City of Corona's multi-purpose room located at 400 Vicentia, Corona, Ca. The Corona meeting will be held to provide an opportunity for an exchange of ideas and pertinent information. Corona residents will have the opportunity to provide comments or concerns.Your participation in this project meeting is welcome and your comments will be on record should you choose to interact.

Featherweights Burgos-Ledesma July 25 in Corona, CA

This Friday, July 25, at Omega Products International in Corona, California, unbeaten featherweight Juan Carlos Burgos, will take on 24-fight veteran Andres Ledesma in an eight round clash that will headline Thompson Boxing Promotions’ latest ‘Path to Glory’ show.

The nephew of former world flyweight champion Victor Burgos, Juan Carlos Burgos (18-0, 14 KOs), is making his own name in the boxing business. The WBC Continental Americas featherweight champion, Burgos, most recently defeated Rafael Urias over ten rounds in April.

In Colombia’s Ledesma, (14-9-1, 9 KOs), Burgos will not only be facing a seasoned fighter with knockout power, but one who issued highly-touted Gary Stark Jr. his first pro loss via knockout in May 2007, making him the toughest test yet for the 20-year old Burgos.

Returning to the ring on July 25 will be Riverside middleweight Ivan Stovall (9-2, 6 KOs), a decorated United States amateur who competed in the 2004 Olympic trials and was a finalist in the Everlast US Championships. He is looking to bounce back from a controversial loss to unbeaten James Parison last October. Stovall’s opponent will be named shortly.

In a six round junior welterweight battle, unbeaten Riverside prospect Hector Serrano (7-0, 3 KOs) puts his perfect record on the line against Las Vegas’ Lester Belmores (4-8-1, 1 KO).

Also in action, bantamweight knockout artist Felipe Orcuta (11-0, 10 KOs) hopes to score his eighth consecutive KO at the expense of LA’s Alvaro Muro (5-9, 5 KOs).

Rounding out this hard-hitting night of action will be a four round super bantamweight bout between debuting Walter Sarnoi and 1-0 Jesus Adame, and a junior middleweight four rounder pitting 4-0 (2 KOs) Mauricio Herrera against an opponent to be determined.

Tickets to ‘Path to Glory’, a six bout card of world-class professional boxing, are priced at $75, $45 and $30 and may be purchased by calling 714-935-0900. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the first bell is at 7:45 pm. Omega Products International is located at 1681 California Ave., in Corona.

Industrial Tenants Sign New Leases in Corona, CA

CORONA, CA-Tenants have signed leases for 430,000 sfl of industrial space in six recently closed deals here, in Orange County and in Modesto, according to Voit Commercial brokerage group. The largest of the deals in square footage are a 93,736-sf lease here by Assa Abloy Door Group and a deal for 154,818 sf by a packaging company called G3 Enterprises Inc. The aggregate value of the leases is more than $12 million.

In the Corona transaction, Assa Abloy Door Group Inc., a commercial door specialist, signed a 61-month lease on a property at 255 Airport Circle in a deal valued at $3.1 million. Assa plans to use the building for the assembly and distribution of its door products throughout Southern California, according to Luke McDaniel, a senior vice president with Voit Commercial’s Anaheim Metro office.

The property is located in the West Corona Industrial Center, a multi-tenant facility close to the Corona Municipal Airport near the 91 and 15 freeways. Assa Abloy was represented by McDaniel and Cameron Driscoll, also of Voit’s Anaheim Metro office, with lessor Oak Properties of San Diego represented by Mitch Zehner and Louis Tomaselli of Voit Commercial in Anaheim.

BREAKING NEWS: Thank you for being a friend: Estelle Getty dies.

Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actress Estelle Getty, a member of the "Golden Girls" cast, has died at the age of 84, according to her son.

Chino Hills Summer Concerts in the Park Series

The Chino Hills Concerts in the Park Summer Series is well underway. On July 16th the crowds had cars lined up for miles around Crossroads Community Park, located at 2001 Grand Ave, Chino Hills, CA. Many concert goers walked from nearby homes and businesses toting lawn chairs, blankets, and ice chests. Shows begin at 6:45 p.m. There is a hum of good old fashion fun and relaxation in the air. Couple and families come out to just enjoy the summer weather and take in some good music. Be sure not to miss it each Wednesday evening through August 27th.

The schedule is as follows:

July 23 The Groove (Groovin' Oldies)

July 30 Skinny Little Twits (Top 40's Dance)

August 6 Orange Colored Sky (Surf)

August 20 The Flames (Motown)

August 27 The Ravelers (Classic Rock)

Colours Wheelchair Paraplegic Athlete Ricky James to Compete on His Adapted Motocross Bike at X Games 14

Ricky James, 19 years old from Murrieta, Ca. has been selected to compete in a new exhibition sport "Adaptive Motox" at X Games 14 in Carson California on August 1, 2008.

Ricky James, 19 years old from Murrieta, Ca. has been selected to compete in a new exhibition sport "Adaptive Motox" at X Games 14 in Carson California on August 1, 2008.

James suffered a spinal cord injury in a motocross crash in 2005 leaving him a paraplegic at the age of 16. Ricky did not let his injury stop him from doing what he loved most. Barely 6 months after his injury Ricky started designing adaptive components that would allow him to ride his dirt bike again. Along with fellow paraplegic Brad Meinzer from ParaPro's Racing, the two developed a sophisticated system that would not only allow him to ride but also to race. Ricky competed in the 2007 SCORE Baja 500 along with 3 other able bodied members of his team and completed his grueling 120 mile leg of the race in just over 4 hours.

His adaptive motorcycle design has inspired several other spinal cord injured racers from around the world to modify their motocross bikes and get back out and enjoy the sport they love so much. is proud to be involved with Ricky James. John Box President of Colours says, "Ricky James is part of a new movement of young disabled that are proving that they are unstopable". Among riding Motocross Ricky is also racing trucks and pursuing an Iron Man Triathalon.
Ricky will be showcasing his skills on August 1st at 4:15pm at the Home depot Center along with 9 other Adaptive Motox Competitors.

BREAKING NEWS: 2 Corona, CA Starbuck's Casualties: Dos Lagos and Magnolia/McKinley!


Confirmed today, the Dos Lagos and Magnolia/McKinley Starbucks will be apart of the consolidated US closing! Closing will take place by March 2009.

Picture of Andy (the) Dick Minutes before he was arrested in Murrieta, CA!

Picture of Andy (the) Dick Minutes before he was arrested in Murrieta, CA!

Explosion Rocks Corona, CA! Click to see Video!

Don't be a (Andy) Dick in Murrieta, CA!

According to the Murrieta Police Department press release, “a 17-year-old female victim and several witnesses told police that as Andy Dick left the establishment, he approached two females outside the bar. Dick walked up to the 17-year-old female victim, grabbed her tank top and bra and pulled them down and exposed her breasts. He then was escorted by several of his friends to a truck which was stopped by arriving police officers in a nearby Sam’s Club a few moments later.

The arresting officer, Lt. Dennis Vrooman stated, “He was extremely intoxicated.” To make matters worse, officers not only found marijuana but xanax in his pants pockets.

BREAKING NEWS: Comedian Andy Dick Arrested in Murrieta, CA!

Actor and habitual bad boy Andy Dick was arrested at 2 am this morning in Murrieta, CA on drug possession and sexual battery.

He was popped at the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant. The bisexual comedian was taken into custody.

The Press Enterprise reports that Andy is still in jail and his bail has been set at $5,000.

Past Dick behaviors include a December 4, 2004 arrest for indecent exposure when he "mooned" friends at a local McDonald's.

Then in 2005, Dick dropped toruser in Edmonton, Alberta, at Yuk Yuk's comedy club - exposing his genitals to the audience.

On December 2, 2006, he angered an LA Improv (Melrose Ave.) audience by shouting "You're all a bunch of n*****s!" following an improvised set with comedian Ian Bagg. This was a direct reference to Michael Richards' use of the same epithet to insult hecklers two weeks earlier, He later apologized through his publicist.

He was jettisoned off TV's Kimmel February 2, 2007, after repeatedly touching guest Ivanka Trump without her permission.

In August 2007, we reported that Dick was cited by Ohio police for urinating on a building.

Lately, last August 29, 2007, Dick also was written up for slapping a reporter outside a Los Angeles nightclub.

New Police Log added to Message Board, here's a sample...

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I.E. is a glimpse of Freddie, Fannie's financial woes

History was made Monday when the Federal Reserve said it would lend money to the nation's two mega mortgage holders, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the Treasury Department also said it would invest in them if needed.

Freddie and Fannie fell prey to the same financial woes hitting real-estate markets across the nation, especially the Inland Empire's market for new homes.

Besides the Inland Empire, the state of California's real-estate market is a prime example of a housing market in the middle of going bust after a huge boom, and also why Freddie and Fannie are in the mess they're in now.

According to real-estate data analysis company Loan Performance/First American CoreLogic, California home prices dropped almost 15 percent in 2007, and several economists believe prices will fall another 15-25 percent in 2008.

In California, more than 78,000 subprime adjustable-rate mortgages worth about $27 billion are scheduled to reset between January 2008 and January 2017. Most will reset between now and December.

BREAKING NEWS: Corona, CA No compassion for "compassionate release".

Corona, CA: California parole board rejects "compassionate release" request of Susan Atkins, a terminally ill former Charles Manson family member.

BREAKING NEWS: Mercedes crashes through storefront at The Promenade Shops at Dos Lagos (Picture)

BREAKING NEWS: Mercedes crashes through storefront at The Promenade Shops at Dos Lagos (Picture).

BREAKING NEWS: Mercedes crashes through storefront at The Promenade Shops at Dos Lagos: No Drive-Thru? No Problem

After barbecuing dinner (delicious buffalo burgers for me, cow carcass for the rest of my unadverturous family), we went down to Dos Lagos a few miles across town to walk around the lakes and look at the shops.

We were in Gymboree looking for a pair of kahki pants that Natalie could wear her school shirt with when suddenly I heard this big crash, like someone dropped a tray of plates...and then the tray, and then all of the other trays. I stepped outside (because I was right by the door) in time to hear a random guy walking by the front of the store exclaim an explicative at what he was looking at.

I followed his eyes to find the back end of a Mercedes sticking out of the front of a store, definately not something you see every day. As a matter of fact, it was quite a surreal site. The yellow lights of the security truck were flashing, soon joined by a police car. People began to gather around, some ran to get a closer look or maybe to offer some help.

Kara paid for the shorts and we made our way down to the ever growing crowd surrounding the car and the shop. The Mercedes, one of those expensive SUVs, had plowed its way up the curb, across a 15-foot sidewalk, through the front windows of the shop, knocking over one of the main support pillars, bending in all of the metal frames of the windows above the front doors and smashing out most all of the glass. The kicker was that the store, Z Galleries--one of those places to buy high-end knick-knacks you realized you don't need by the time you bring it home--is probably the most expensive shop in all of Dos Lagos. And Mercedes don't grow on the cheap trees either.

On the bench outside the shop was a family of four, trembling and consoling each other, probably half happy they weren't hurt and probably embarrassed to be attracting so much attention. It could have been infinately worse, given how crowded Dos Lagos was tonight (there are Jazz bands playing there this summer), and it only would have taken one person not paying attention and not expecting to get plowed down by an SUV while in the store to make this story into a tragic one. Instead, it is somewhat humorous.

How the woman who was driving managed to get the Mercedes so far into the store is amazing, but the store's facade looked as though it would come down at any moment. The police started to baracade off the area, and there were plenty of people taking pictures.

Wouldn't you know it: The one day I forget my camera, something unusual happens. Instead, the picture at the top is just a random one to give an idea of what Dos Lagos' sidewalks looks like.

Eagle Glen Golf Club Event!

We are offering for the first time elegant romantic musical dinner theatre every Thursday night beginning July 24th at the Eagle Glen Golf Club with the world premiere "Radio" Style Musical SHow, Vows Of Love, that tells the tale of love from first love, second love, romance, the eyes of a child, marriage, babies, long love, the loss of a loved one, to the fact that love creates families and all the generations to come. The meaning of a Kiss. The show and dinner is every Thursday evening with an array of excellent talent from young to older, and musicians.

A great place to bring your loved one, gather a party for a celebration, and the chef is preparing two special entrees just for you.

Cost $ 75.00 per person. Phone orders (951-279-1134) receive $5.00 off price.

Riverside, CA prepares for SR-91 lane closures this weekend

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Nighttime drivers should plan for traffic slowdowns on the SR-91, the Riverside Freeway, at the La Sierra Avenue interchange this weekend.

Removal of the temporary bridge support for the La Sierra overpass will require the closure of all westbound 91 lanes as well as the eastbound high-occupancy vehicle and No. 1 lane from midnight, Friday, until 6 a.m., Saturday. On Saturday night, all lanes of eastbound 91 and the westbound HOV and No. 1 lane will close from midnight until 8 a.m., Sunday.

During the closures, traffic will be detoured off the freeway onto the La Sierra Avenue exit and then immediately back onto 91 using the on-ramp. California Highway Patrol and Freeway Service Patrol will be there to assist and ease congestion.

La Sierra Avenue over the freeway will remain open during construction, although delays should be expected. All businesses remain accessible. Drivers should use alternate routes, such as Pierce, Magnolia or Tyler Streets, during the closures.

The $38 million project will replace the La Sierra Avenue bridges over both the freeway and the railroad tracks with six-lane bridges to reduce traffic congestion. New dual left-turn lanes onto the freeway will make it easier for vehicles to access the 91, while ramps will be widened from two to three lanes.

The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2009.



Check Presented Before They Head to China for Olympics

Coach Terry Schroeder Gives Ball Signed by Team to Wood Ranch

Moorpark, CA; July 9, 2008 -- Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill today presented a check for $4,000 to the USA Water Polo Men's National Team as it makes final preparations to travel to China for the Olympics.

The presentation took place just before a team luncheon today, sponsored by Wood Ranch in the team’s honor at the Moorpark Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill.

USA Men's Water Polo team coach Terry Schroeder gave a water polo ball signed by the entire team to co-founders Eric Anders and Ofer Shemtov just before the team lunch.

(Photos attached; please credit Paul Devlin, Devlin Designs) (In photos, Eric Anders on left, Terry Schroeder in the middle, Ofer Shemtov on right)

“We’re going to put this in a glass case and show it off," said Eric Anders, co-founder of Wood Ranch. “It's going to remind everyone here that this team is playing for the United States.”

“These guys are great representatives of what the nation really stands for,” added Ofer Shemtov, co-founder of Wood Ranch. "And on top of that, they really liked our food."

For more details, please call Alex Benes at 818.309.5595.

Wood Ranch currently operates 11 premium-casual restaurants located in Moorpark , Agoura Hills, Camarillo , Northridge , Valencia , Rancho Santa Margarita, Anaheim Hills, Los Angeles (at The Grove), Arcadia , Cerritos and Corona . New restaurants will be opening soon in Chino Hills and Ventura .

More Corona, CA Recruiting: '09 CA DT William Sutton (Official Offer)

Defensive tackle
Corona (CA) Centennial

Ht: 6-foot-0
Wt: 248 lbs
GPA: 2.8
Class: 2009 (High School)

"Sutton is bigger than you would think. On paper his size is a worrisome issue, but on film he looks to be a thickly built kid who can hang in the trenches. If he truly is 250 pounds he will still need to add some good bulk, but he is a big 250! Has a solid get-off, but needs to be more consistent in his initial explosiveness. Does a good job of protecting his legs. Will flash the ability to come off the ball, shoot his hands, derive power from the hips, and stand a blocker up and hold his ground. Displays good natural strength, but needs to be more consistent in bringing his hands and staying low. An area where his size may be an obstacle is with his reach and his ability to separate and shed from bigger blockers. Does a good job of being able to slant across a blockers face and rip and get penetration. Looks comfortable when asked to do a line twist and will stay square and come off the penetrators butt. Will telegraph though when he is getting ready to run a twist. He is an active kid who will work to get free and get to the ball. Reads blocks fairly well and can get flat and down the line of scrimmage. Has solid speed and takes good pursuit angles, but needs to work on that some. Shows very adequate short-area change-of-direction skills. He is a solid tackler. As a pass rusher he will work to get to half-a-man and works to try and dip and rip. Can bull rush. Needs to work on counters as he can get stuck if he can not get to the blockers shoulder. Sutton is an interesting kid. Size will be a bit of an obstacle, but he does some things that intrigue you. At worst should be able to develop into a good wave player." - ESPN

"Corona (Calif.) Centennial defensive tackle William Sutton has added the Huskers to his offer list. The 6-foot, 250-pounder is up to five offers.

“It is the same as all of the other schools that have offered me. They are all pretty high right now,” Sutton said,

“I know that they are in the Big 12 and they play a lot of good schools. Their fans are highly into the game and they sell out every game. …I think it is one of the bigger offers I have got.

Sutton doesn’t have plans to take unofficial trips this summer and Centennial doesn’t have a bye week, so a trip to Nebraska might have to be made after his senior season. He does have in mind some of the priorities he is considering for each school.

“First, I’m looking at education — what percentage of athletes that graduate at the school,” he said. “And then I’ll look at the coaching staff, the facilities, the players and everything else.”

Sutton feels that his junior year went “real good.” He ended up with 70 tackles, 3 1/2 sacks and one fumble recovery.

“I always make plays in the backfield,” he said. “I was second in tackles for loss and I had about 14. … I got quicker compared to last year. I went from a 5.2 40-yard dash to a 4.9 as my best, and then I went from a 4.6 shuttle time to a 4.2 shuttle. Then, I jumped a 32-inch vertical.”" - Kearney Hub

Hundreds attend first I.E. Hip Hop Awards, hosted by Fontana resident

Fontana resident Brian S. Arrington helped produce the Inland Empire 1st Annual 2008 “Street Official” Hip-Hop Music Awards last month.

UMPD Distribution and Def Edge Entertainment, two separate Inland Empire music, radio and TV production companies, produced the event at The Beer Hunter in Rancho Cucamonga. More than 400 people attended this standing-room-only event.

Street Official is a hip-hop radio show heard every Sunday from 8 to 10 p.m. on

Arrington, the host/executive producer, said the show “exposes its audience to the underground hip-hop scene found in the Inland Empire.”

Street Official, which has been heard on air for more than two years, helps recognize many artists who have never received radio play or interviews on any radio show.

As a means to build on the Street Official foundation of being a champion of exposing Inland Empire music, Arrington and him manager, Bryon Thompson (president of Def Edge Entertainment), decided to take their mission one step further. The next step was the creation of the Street Official Hip-Hop Awards.

Arrington, who is married with three children, is the owner of UMPD Distribution. In addition to his radio and television interests, Arrington is the designer of his namesake clothing line, Brian Steven, with the woman's line Briana Skylar named after his daughter. Arrington is also the marketing director of

The winners of the 2008 Street Official Hip-Hop Awards:

Best New Artist of the Year - Milk Chamberlain

Best Producer of the Year - Jynxx of S.O.P.

Best CD of the Year, R&B -- IEbonics

Best Artist of the Year - Sly Boogy

Best Group of the Year - The Outskertz

Best Mixtape of the Year - The Outskertz “Mixtape Vol 4”

Best Club Promoter of the Year - JMP Polo Entertainment

Best Female Rap Artist of the Year - D-Skyy

Best Latin Rap Artist of the Year - Mic-G

Best New Latin Rap Artist of the Year - Slick-C

Best Latin Rap Mixtape Year - Enstictz “The Insane Empire”

Best Latin Rap CD of the Year - KeyLow-G

”Bringin It Back 2 The Hood”

Performers at the awards show were DNR, G-Status, D-Skyy, Enstictz, A-Roc, Stutta Boy, and KeyLow-G.

Murrieta, CA: Concerts and Movies in the Park Series.

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Take Note: The housing crisis is ending (seriously)!!!

It may be hard to believe, says John M. Berry in Bloomberg, but the "recent flow of housing data" suggests that the worst of the housing crisis is behind us. Existing-home sales have stabilized, in a sign that home prices have fallen enough to lure buyers back in the market, and sales of new homes "have also moved sideways in the last couple of months." Housing starts seem to be leveling out, which is good news for GDP. And home prices are rising in some metropolitan areas. That doesn't mean a rebound is imminent. But "if you're in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging," and "in the case of housing, we're ready to throw down the shovel."

Materials Matter Annual Summer Blow-Out Sale!

30%-50% Off Everything In Stock!

Our Annual Summer Blow-Out Sale
This Saturday, July 12th.
Doors Open at 9am.

**Early birds get the worm, and by worm we mean the best deals all year at the Home Improvement Outlet!