Column: Latinos’ love for ’80s British pop is amplified by ‘Dr. Ricky’

A UCR professor, Richard T. Rodriguez, DJs a weekly show, “Dr. Ricky on the Radio,” focused on 1980s British post-punk music. He’s also the author of a new book on the links between Latinos and this music from across the pond. I sit in as he DJs Thursday’s show, which he billed as a sort of soundtrack for his book, and write about it in my Sunday column.

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Column: Here’s what to expect at Easter on the mountain

The sunrise service on Mount Rubidoux is back after two years off. I give a brief history of its unusual start in 1909 and ask the pastor what it’s like at the oldest continuous Easter sunrise service in the United States. Also: two trauma doctors from San Bernardino County’s public hospital are now also reserve police officers in Fontana, and the Joshua tree is part of a good news/bad news scenario, all in my (good?) Friday column.

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Column: Care of Turpin children still unknown midway into probe

I attended Tuesday’s Riverside County Board of Supervisors meeting, my first, to hear a report on the children rescued from their abusive parents four years ago. The oral report was even more inconclusive than I’d feared. But it was worth my going to draw more attention to the investigation. Also, the public comment portion of the meeting, which had nothing to do with the Turpins, was a scream. I write about it in my Wednesday column.

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