Industry analysts are predicting another spike in Inland Empire gas prices this fall — perhaps as much as 30 cents a gallon. The spike is reportedly because of recent refinery outages and other issues. Triple-A says the current price for regular unleaded in the I-E is four-20 a gallon — nearly 40 cents more than it was this time last year.
President Obama and Mitt Romney return to the campaign trail today after last night’s debate. In their first face-to-face meet up, an aggressive Romney vowed to repeal and replace the landmark 2010 healthcare reform law, saying it is hurting job creation. Obama noted that the law was based on healthcare legislation Romney signed when he was governor of Massachusetts.
Two elderly people have died in a pair of unusual accidents at their Inland Empire homes. A 72-year-old Riverside woman was run over yesterday afternoon when she stepped out of her van and was knocked to the ground by an open door. Police say the vehicle’s transmission may have slipped out of gear. In Menifee, an elderly man was parking his pickup truck when he accelerated, pinning his 82-year-old wife against the wall in their garage.
Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is the first Triple Crown winner in Major League Baseball in 45 years. Cabrera finished the regular season with an American League-leading .330 batting average, 44 home runs and 139 runs batted in.
Dunkin’ Donuts is applying to the U.S. Trademark Office to own a phrase that may not really be true. The company applied last week for a trademark on the phrase “Best Coffee in America.” In a recent survey Starbucks ranked number one. Dunkin was second.
Rush and Deep Purple are finally getting a shot at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The groups are among the nominees for the Class of 2013. They’re among 15 acts that are in the running for the honor. Billboard.com says other first-time hopefuls include Procol Harum, the Marvelettes, and blues great Albert King, as well as rap pioneers Public Enemy and N.W.A. Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Randy Newman, Kraftwerk, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band are getting their second chance at induction. The late Donna Summer is also up for consideration again, marking her fifth Rock Hall ballot appearance, while Chic has been bypassed six times before.
October 4, 2012 at 5:52 am | Local News | No comment