Rancho Cucamonga residents celebrate “Star Wars” Reads Day at Biane Library

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Darth Vader and a Light Saber duel. No, wasn’t May the 4th. The community celebrated “Star Wars” Reads Day at the Paul A. Biane Library over Memorial Day weekend. “A lot of light sabers, a lot of force, I like this stuff,” said Rafael, a 9th grader from Fontana. “I get a lot of autographs from them. I get to show that I love Star Wars a lot.” The special event was held in conjunction with the anniversary of the release date of the first StarRead More

PHOTOS: 2016 Cruisin’ Grand Classic Car Cruise in Escondido, CA — Part Two

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AmericaJR.com’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the 2016 Cruisin’ Grand classic car cruise in downtown Escondido, Calif. on Friday night. On Friday nights a time warp hits downtown Escondido! The streets are filled with strolling people of all ages, while a parade of pre-1970s vintage cars slowly cruise up and down Grand Avenue. All kinds of vintage cars—from American Hot Rods, Classics, Antiques, and Customs—help make seven blocks of Escondido the place to be on Friday nights! It happens on Grand Avenue from Orange to Ivy Streets. Hours are 5:00 p.m.­9:00Read More

New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day” 5/31

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This week’s questions: In golf, what is an albatross? How about a condor? When it comes to Internet and texting shorthand, what is the meaning of WRUD? How much did a pack of 20 Camel cigarettes cost in 1913 when the smoke was first marketed by the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company? When did devout Mormon Nathaniel Baldwin invent in 1910 after he had difficulty hearing the sermons delivered at the sprawling Salt Lake Tabernacle? What catchphrase associated with an action film star had been popularized earlier by singer JodyRead More

WATCH: “Star Wars” Reads Day at the Biane Library in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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AmericaJR.com’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Biane Library in Rancho Cucamonga, CA for their “Star Wars” Reads Day. The special event was held over Memorial Day weekend–close to the anniversary of the first “Star Wars” film, which was released on May 25. There was a costume contest for the little ones and the older kids as well. Best-selling author Ian Doerscher talked about his book “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.” The Inland Empire Lego User Group brought its Star Wars Lego display. The evening wrapped up with a screening of “StarRead More

PHOTOS: 2016 Dog Bowl and Balloons over Bavarian Inn (Frankenmuth, MI)

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AmericaJR.com’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE in Frankenmuth, Mich. for the 2016 Dog Bowl and Balloons over Bavarian Inn. The Dog Bowl featured lots of great events: Best Costume Contest, 50 yard Doggie Fun Run, Disc Dog Competitions, Wiener Dog Races, Pet Retail Vendors, Dog Bowl King and Queen, Dog Breeds of the World Show, Annual Canine Cruise of the Bavarian Belle River Boat, DockDogs Competition and Hot Air Balloons. Meanwhile, Balloons over Bavarian Inn featured morning and evening balloon launches as well as a glow event from 9Read More

Friday’s Upcoming Movie Releases for 6/3

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Look for these new movies to hit the box office on Friday, June 3, 2016: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” Rated PG-13. 112 minutes. Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. -Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Tyler Perry, Laura Linney; Director: Dave Green “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” Rated R. 86 minutes. Comedy, Music. -Andy Samberg, Imogen Potts, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph; Directors: Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone “Me Before You” Rated PG-13. 110 minutes. Drama. -Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance; Director: Thea Sharrock “The Fits” Not rated.Read More

Rossi stuns with win in 100th running of the Indianapolis 500

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INDIANAPOLIS — Alexander Rossi wrote his name in the history books in the most amazing of ways, winning the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil Running dangerously close to running out of fuel after streching his 18.5 gallons of ethanol for 36 laps, Rossi all but coasted the final lap but still crossed the finish line 4.4975 seconds ahead of teammate Carlos Munoz to win the historic running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” It was the first Verizon IndyCar Series victory for the rookieRead More

Fireworks Eye Injuries Have More Than Doubled in Recent Years

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SAN FRANCISCO — Fireworks sales will start blazing across the country starting Memorial Day weekend, running through the Fourth of July. As retailers begin their promotions, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is shining a light on this explosive fact: the number of eye injuries caused by fireworks has more than doubled in recent years. Fireworks injuries cause approximately 10,000 visits to the emergency each year, according to data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Injuries largely occurred in the weeks before and after the Fourth of July. The CPSC’sRead More

PHOTOS: Cruisin’ Grand Classic Car Cruise in Escondido 5/27/16

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AmericaJR.com’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the 2016 Cruisin’ Grand classic car cruise in downtown Escondido, Calif. on Friday night. On Friday nights a time warp hits downtown Escondido! The streets are filled with strolling people of all ages, while a parade of pre-1970s vintage cars slowly cruise up and down Grand Avenue. All kinds of vintage cars—from American Hot Rods, Classics, Antiques, and Customs—help make seven blocks of Escondido the place to be on Friday nights! It happens on Grand Avenue from Orange to Ivy Streets. Hours are 5:00 p.m.­9:00Read More

Seven Celebrities and Five Olympians to be Honored at 58th Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Parade

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GARDEN GROVE, Calif. ­ Emmy Award?winning KTLA sportscaster Derrin Horton has been named Theme Grand Marshal and Miss California, Bree Morse, has been named Celebrity Grand Marshal of the 58th annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival parade on Saturday, May 28th. The four?day festival will be held Memorial Day Weekend Friday, May 27th through Monday, May 30th, 2016. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Our Local Sports Heroes,” and in support of the theme, five Olympic gold medalists will be in the parade along with the top boy and girl athletes fromRead More