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Cord cutting for free TV

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

By Craig Fiegener InstantRiverisde.com In 2009  television stations switched to high-definition transmitters. It was headline news in the broadcasting industry, but for most consumers– especially those with cable– it was a non-news event. Does anyone remember that television used to be free?  More importantly, broadcast television is still free.   (I will have more on […]

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Two arrested in Lake Elsinore ID theft investigation

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Stolen wallet leads to ID theft arrests

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The “Green Dot” card warning in Corona and the Inland Empire

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

News headline from the Corona Police Department Economic Crimes Unit: A warning has been issued about the so-called “Green Dot MoneyPak” card scams. The “Green Dot” cards are legitimate reloadable debit cards that can be used to make purchases. They are not linked to a bank account, more convenient than a money wire, and just […]

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Some Nestlé USA’s Hot Pockets recalled over meat inspections

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Some Hot Pockets Recalled After Improper Meat Inspections: Nestle has recalled thousands of packages of Hot Pockets because of improper meat inspections. The following statement was issued by Nestlé USA’s Prepared Foods Division: There is a voluntary recall of HOT POCKETS® brand Philly Steak and Cheese in three different pack sizes and HOT POCKETS® brand […]

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California beef recall involves company in Petaluma

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

California company recalls nearly 9 million lbs of beef: A California company is recalling 8.7 lbs of beef parts because it used “diseases and unsound animals” and lacked proper federal inspections, says the USDA. The government says “processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal […]

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Toothpaste and other fluids now banned on flights to Olympics in Sochi

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

U.S. Warns of Threat from Explosives on Planes: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned airlines sending flights to Russia around the Olympics to look out for explosives, according to an official familiar with the matter.

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“Ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products,” Larry J. Merlo, CVS CEO

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

CVS Pharmacies Pull Tobacco Products From U.S. Stores CVS stores in the U.S. are saying so long to all tobacco products in a landmark move. The following statement was issued by CVS Caremark: CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy […]

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T-Mobile Super Bowl ads promote cash to swith from competiton

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Newest Mobile Fight? T-Mobile Offers To Pay Termination Fees: In the latest gauntlet thrown down by a major mobile carrier, T-Mobile says it’ll give you up to $650 to switch providers. Are companies cannibalizing each other for new customers?

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Radio Shack Super Bowl commercial makes some people angry

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Super Bowl Ad Press Conference Blow-up: On Sunday night, after all the much-anticipated Super Bowl commercials had aired, one post-ad press conference got a little heated. The concept of the Radio Shack commercial had the electronics giant poking fun at itself for being stuck in a time warp.  The theme included “the ‘80s called” and […]

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Driving the 2010 Buick LaCrosse

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Buick claims it’s “the new class of world class.”

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