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Disneyland’s horses relax, get trained at new Circle D Ranch in Norco |Jun 26, 2017

 NORCO >> When the equines on the front of the Horse-Drawn Streetcars finish their three to four days a week working at Disneyland, they get to go home to their new digs in Norco. “It’s big and comfortable here.

How an Ontario man made a tiny gas station a big success |Jun 26, 2017

You wonder how Conrad Stroh ever succeeded selling gasoline in downtown Ontario. You might get a postcard there, but he didn’t sell soft drinks, hot dogs, cigarettes, Slurpees, T-shirts, magazines, keychains, lottery tickets or beer.

How to get free HIV testing in Ontario, San Bernardino on Tuesday |Jun 26, 2017

ONTARIO >> Tuesday is National HIV Testing Day and San Bernardino County health officials are offering free testing in Ontario and San Bernardino. The test — a simple oral swab — takes only 20 minutes to produce a result, according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.

Claremont Village gets its first donut shop, why it’s different |Jun 26, 2017

CLAREMONT >> You couldn’t get doughnuts in Claremont Village until Grizzly’s Biscuits and Donuts came to town. Open since April 1, it has been serving freshly handcrafted treats — such as the salted caramel and vanilla bean glazed doughnut and the beehive, the shop’s version of a cinnamon roll — using fresh ingredients.

The California African America Museum unveils two new shows about race films of the early 20th century |Jun 26, 2017

The California African American Museum is unveiling a pair of shows that explore a little-known genre of cinema — race films of the silent era. These shows, “

Walt Disney’s original map of Disneyland sells for $700,000 at auction |Jun 26, 2017

The original map that Walt Disney made of Disneyland for his brother, Roy, to persuade ABC to invest in the theme park has been auctioned off for $700,000.An anonymous buyer from the West Coast purchased the 40-by-68.

With July 4th coming, here’s how to enjoy fireworks safely and legally |Jun 26, 2017

Hey! Careful with those fireworks. They can hurt you, or even start a fire. With July 4 right around the corner, that was the message from Los Angeles County firefighters Monday during a safety demonstration at the department’s Cecil R.

Successful Aging: More on the legacy of a house |Jun 25, 2017

Last week, N.S. asked about steps to consider in getting her late mother’s home ready to go on the market for sale. Our previous column addressed the emotional challenge and the process of letting go of the content in her mother’s home.

Crowd catches teen falling from New York park ride; no serious injury |Jun 25, 2017

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. >> A teenager fell about 25 feet from a stopped gondola ride at an upstate New York amusement park Saturday night, tumbling into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered below in an effort to catch her before she hit the ground.

Clinic error leaves pregnant woman in the dark about Zika risk |Jun 25, 2017

Hospital officials have apologized after failing for months to inform a pregnant woman she was likely infected with the Zika virus that can cause devastating birth defects. Andrea Pardo, 33, of Issaquah, Wash.

The special role this farmers market will play in Upland |Jun 25, 2017

UPLAND >> Rene Moreno grabbed some freshly-picked onions from a black plastic cart and began peeling away the dirty layers. Moreno was manning the lone vegetable stand Tuesday night at Upland’s Farmers Market in Memorial Park.

Asian-American women can face delays after worrisome mammograms |Jun 25, 2017

Three years ago, Thu Hong Tran’s mammogram showed dense and discolored areas that worried her doctor, who suggested doing a second test. “My family said, ‘to be safe, let’s go to the hospital and get it checked one more time,”’ said Tran, 72, speaking in Vietnamese.

Road tripping? Here are rules for traveling with marijuana |Jun 25, 2017

The July 4 weekend will kick off the first summer travel season since California voted to join seven other states in legalizing marijuana for all adults. What’s more, there are now 30 states where medical marijuana is allowed, with a couple more close to coming on board.

George Lucas’s LA museum set to blast off with big council vote Tuesday |Jun 25, 2017

Filmmaker George Lucas’s proposed $1.5 billion museum to showcase his art collection is headed closer toward reality, with the project expected to be approved by the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday.

What Cal Poly Pomona students learn from their vineyards |Jun 25, 2017

POMONA >> Diego Recinos-Walsh made his way down a long trellis guiding the growth of grapevines on the Huntley Vineyard at Cal Poly Pomona on a recent morning. Recinos-Walsh checked the vines, looking for young grape clusters.

California the over-regulator? Not for addiction treatment |Jun 25, 2017

When it comes to drug and alcohol rehab centers, California channels its inner Texas: few burdens on business and as free-market as possible. That stands in sharp contrast to New York, Massachusetts and a dozen other states, where would-be rehab operators must prove there’s a local demand for their services and obtain a “certificate of need” before snipping opening-day ribbons and scaling those legendary 12 steps.

Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world’s ugliest dog |Jun 24, 2017

PETALUMA >> Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion. In a competition annually dominated by the old, the tiny, and the hairless, the 3-year-old, 125-pound Neapolitan Mastiff used her lollygagging youth to win the 29th annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest.

Wet winter creates hazards for hikers on Pacific Crest Trail |Jun 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Anya Sellsted had scaled scary snow-covered passes and forded frightening rivers during her solo hike from Mexico to Canada when the hazards of California’s gargantuan winter finally caught up to her.

Doctors, nurses step up war on deadly sepsis |Jun 24, 2017

Dawn Nagel, a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, knew she was going to have a busy day, with more than a dozen patients showing signs of sepsis. They included a 61-year-old mechanic with diabetes.

More to do in Memphis than walking (or Graceland) |Jun 24, 2017

I visited Memphis and, to get this out of the way, no, I didn’t go to Graceland.

Kayaking: A great way to have fun without breaking the bank |Jun 24, 2017

In Southern California, we’re used to paying for fun. If you go to a restaurant you’re going to spend money — often, lots of it. And a trip to the movies? That’ll cost you anywhere from $12 to $15 per person, not to mention the cost of popcorn, soft drinks and whatever else you might want to buy.

World’s Ugliest Dog Contest awards underdogs’ inner beauty |Jun 23, 2017

PETALUMA >> The World’s Ugliest Dog Contest is celebrating man’s best friend’s perfect imperfections in California today. The pooches — many of which are adoptable or previously adopted — will face off in a red carpet walk and “Faux Paw Fashion Show,” organizers said.

Single-payer health care put on hold in California as leader calls legislation ‘woefully inadequate’ |Jun 23, 2017

SACRAMENTO >> A proposal to bring universal, single-payer health care to California — replacing the private insurance market with a single, government-run plan — was abruptly put on hold late Friday afternoon.

6 beach restaurants just steps away from the sand |Jun 23, 2017

Summer officially starts this week, and the hot weather will drive thousands to the beach. And while many come with coolers full of food and drinks, others will get hungry and need places to grub.

What’s new for summer at Knott’s: A ‘Ghost Town Alive!’ revival |Jun 23, 2017

Last year, Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park launched “Ghost Town Alive!” — an immersive and interactive experience that visitors raved about.

Here are some winners, losers in Senate healthcare plan |Jun 23, 2017

People getting subsidies to help buy health insurance would see at least three sharp changes — tied to both age and income — that could dramatically affect how much they pay for coverage if the Senate Republican health plan becomes law.

Beat the heat: Go jump in a lake |Jun 23, 2017

Summer in the Inland Empire means sunny days. Really sunny. OK, hot. Day after day of high temperatures in the 90s or 100s is not uncommon. At times like that, nothing is more delightful than a dip in a cool pool.

How should you get to Arroyo Seco Weekend? Here’s a few options to avoid traffic |Jun 22, 2017

With music and arts festival Arroyo Seco Weekend coming up in less than five days, the city of Pasadena is preparing itself for huge crowds and a potential traffic mess. Here are some ways to stay safe and navigate through any possible transportation fiascos.

Woman finds frog in salad at BJ’s restaurant in West Covina |Jun 22, 2017

Shawna Cepeda was enjoying dinner at the BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in West Covina last week when she saw something funny looking in her salad. “I see something kind of rolled up.

See scary ‘American Horror Story’ costumes and artifacts up close at the Paley |Jun 22, 2017

In May, FX’s “American Horror Story” producer, director and writer Ryan Murphy teased that season seven will be about the recent presidential election, as well as include deeper looks into some of the “Freak Show” characters.

Everything you need to know about Claremont Blues and Brews Craft Beer Walk |Jun 22, 2017

Get ready to down a few at the eighth annual Claremont Blues and Brews Craft Beer Walk. Visitors can take their time wandering the friendly streets of the downtown Claremont Village enjoying brews they love and ones they may want to try.

Here’s what’s closed on the July 4th in the Inland Empire |Jun 22, 2017

Here’s what will be closed during the Fourth of July holiday on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in the Inland Empire: Banks: Banks and financial markets will be closed.

Meet the man who’s visited Disneyland 2,000 days in a row |Jun 22, 2017

It started as something to do in 2012 — visit Disneyland every day. Now, more than five years later, Jeff Reitz, 44, of Huntington Beach, has passed through the Magic Kingdom’s turnstiles everyday since for 2,000 days in a row.

Early female ULV art professor Joella Jean Mahoney dies |Jun 22, 2017

Joella Jean Mahoney’s works have been enjoyed by people around the world. Some of her paintings transport audiences to the vast desert of the American Southwest with its enormous canyons and majestic sunsets.

How to get free tickets to a Dodgers or Angels game in Pomona and Rancho Cucamonga |Jun 21, 2017

Buy a ticket to see the Los Angeles Dodgers play at home through Major League Baseball and the cheapest price is $32. The lowest-priced seat at an Angels game is $20. But if you don’t mind spilling a little blood, you can get a free voucher for two tickets to either the Dodgers or the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, your choice.

The Pie Hole (and more) is coming to Victoria Gardens |Jun 21, 2017

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Soon you’ll no longer have to trek to Los Angeles to order a handcrafted treat from The Pie Hole.

Arroyo Seco Weekend isn’t a stress-tival, it’s all about chilling out to summer jams |Jun 21, 2017

The scene at most ultra-hip music festivals around the country can be pretty familiar: Stages bearing the trendiest acts around, plus dust, heat, little shade, and overlapping sets a half-mile apart.

Where’s your favorite food truck right now? Bistro Planet’s app plans to find it for you |Jun 21, 2017

There was a time when food trucks were better known as “roach coaches,” and would only serve burritos and other fast food to construction workers. Those times have clearly changed. These days, an increasing number of food trucks are selling gourmet offerings that rival some of the fare found in Southern California’s more upscale restaurants.

Mother-daughter duo suspected of tip-toeing off with Claremont tip jar (video) |Jun 20, 2017

It’s good to be home after vacation — other than my home being so hot I’m sleeping atop the covers — and once I collect my thoughts I’ll write something about my time off.

Beating the heat: Where to get a free Icee on Wednesday in Ontario |Jun 20, 2017

ONTARIO >> What better way to beat the heat than with an Icee? How about a FREE Icee? To celebrate the first day of summer, ICEE will be giving away free drinks. But here’s the catch, you have to go to their corporate headquarters in Ontario.

Da’ Crust has pizza beyond compare in an unlikely place — Yucaipa Market & Liquor |Jun 20, 2017

Have you ever been to a pizza place and Italian kitchen located in a liquor store that also offers pizza by the slice? Probably not, but when you sample the cuisine at Da’ Crust, it won’t be your last trip to this hidden gem in the Yucaipa Market & Liquor store.

Successful Aging: The legacy of a house |Jun 20, 2017

Q My mother recently passed away. She lived in her own home for the past 50 years. I now have the responsibility of getting her house ready to sell. The task confronting me is going through all of her things and deciding what to do with them.

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp among food events this week in the Los Angeles area |Jun 20, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Valley Inn Restaurant & Bar: Double lobster tail dinner, 5-10 p.m. June 23 and 30. Cost $33 plus tax and tip.

Poll: Californians fear losing insurance if AHCA passes |Jun 20, 2017

More than half of Californians worry that they or a family member could lose their health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed and replaced, according to a poll released Tuesday. The Berkeley IGS Poll also found most respondents saying that Medi-Cal, a federal/state health insurance program for the poor, is important to them or their families.

Authorities urge use of ‘safe and sane’ fireworks, where permitted, for Fourth of July |Jun 20, 2017

Authorities discussed the dangers and consequences of using illegal fireworks and explosives to celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July holiday at a news conference Tuesday at Fire Station No. 79 in Fontana.

Developer’s proposal casts shade on Pomona farm, now what? |Jun 20, 2017

POMONA >> The two properties sit side by side, one vacant, one teeming with all manner of green leafy vegetables and fruit trees. In the 1100 block of South San Antonio Avenue, a developer wants to build 14 condominiums next to the house and its ample backyard.

Where to watch July 4th fireworks and more in the Inland Empire |Jun 19, 2017

As Fourth of July approaches, here’s a look at all the holiday events happening around the Inland Empire including firework displays, concerts, parades and more: Big Bear Lake • July 4 Farmers Market & Old Fashioned Country Fair, 8:30 a.

$20 million in emergency funds on the way to California clinics that help poor |Jun 19, 2017

California State Treasurer John Chiang plans Monday to announce grants totaling $20 million for community clinics that serve low-income and vulnerable Californians. Chiang’s office called the grants an “emergency” response to possible cuts in federal health care spending being contemplated in Washington.

Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of June 18 |Jun 19, 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.

5 garden tips for the week starting June 17 |Jun 18, 2017

Battling whiteflies Continue an aggressive defense against those nasty giant whiteflies, the tiny white moth-like creatures that produce a thick mat of sticky white “hairs” on the underside of leaves of many plants, as their larval nymphs suck out plant juices.