Category Archives: Area Newz

The Gritz on…. Inland Prostitution


“The Most deleterious effect” by Mark Anthony Howard “The Gritz” is an opinions article previously  published in the  Riverside Viewpoints newspaper on the worst effect of prostitution within low income communities.

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Greyland Youth Organization’s San Bernardino Homeless Awarness Food and Clothe Drive

Last week –

In a effort to revitalize San Bernardino. Police and K9 units conducted a sweep of The Meadow Brook Park. Police officers issued 38 citations to homeless men and women, and made 50 arrest including 4 veterans.


This week –

Saturday March 1st, 2014. We would like to invite back all those and as many others that have been displaced, homeless,  and unfortunate to a free meal and free clothing.


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Omar’s Wireless in Rialto burned down

Last night between 4-5 am a fire was initiated at Omar’s Wireless on foothill and Meridian in Rialto.

By 6 pm the wireless services store was completely burned down. And by 11 its was being reported on abc7.

Owned and operated by Omar himself and his nephew, the wireless store was much more than a regular store for the Rialto community. 

Over the years the wireless store has simply become known as “Omar’s.”

“Omar’s,”Referring to him personally, because if you ever had any type of wireless issue, concern, or wish from barter to trade, sale or purchase, you could be confident that Omar got you.

I drove by the store today for a personal look at the news I had heard.  Rialto Police, caution-tape, abc 7 news cameras, and about 50 on lookers surrounded the store.

The store was toast and smelled liked gas vapors. Omar looked so sad as spoke to Rialto arson and police detectives.

As he caught a break in questioning to smoke a cigarette by woodys bbq. I gave em dap, shook my head, and told him to hold his head as he shook it disgustly.

As a Rialto native and community member Omars store burning felt  kind of personal because I know the dude. Everybody knows the dude.  Hell help anybody and everybody without a lot of the wireless hassle, bullshit, and overpricing you get from other stores.

Omars is in a thuggy part of Rialto so I’ve seen him thug it out with any thug, hood, loud-mouth that provoke him. But he definitely a good dude.

That’s fucked up that someone may have burnt his shit down and its fucked up if it may have burnt on its own because in either event “Omars” is burnt down.

I expect fights, arguments, and craziness, and some mild rickety to go on in Omars but I never expected his shit to burn down.

So just as a positive affirmation amidst all the negativity that may circle Omars and his businesses reputation I’d like to acknowledge Omar personally along with his store as an iconic figure and landmark in Rialto city.

Hold your head Omar. My sympathy and my respect.

Accelerating Ministries


 Welcome to accelerating mininstries.

Many of us have been attracted to accelerating ministries by the ministries staffing services.

These services provide jobs and secure income for over 500 members in three different california regions.

We love that we have been able to reach such a wide necessity and help so many needing families support themselves.

No matter your attraction to accelerating ministries we would like to extend to you a comfortable welcome with our Pastors theme of love and peace.

We understand that many different backgrounds may have promoted many different beliefs and traditions.

We at accelerating ministries accept all of different backgrounds as personal foundations in who we all are individually.

What we would like to represent is a loving home for all those needing  supportive encouragement in life and in their worship to God.

What We would like to represent is a loving home for Godly worship in the loving, unassuming, and peaceable environment that God intended for us.

No matter your attraction your accelerating ministries we are all united under our service to God.

We would like to welcome you in that service with love and peace from now and forever

Sincerely yours
Accelerating Ministries.

Koolin’ on some kool shit


Haha the first official shin dig at the batcav3. We got motivational speaker. An author reading. A professional photographer. 2 clothing lines. A full bar. And Four hip hop performance artist. Should be fun. Especially the bar. But come see for yourself or ill just let you know sinday. Peace

RIALTO: Man shoots stripper

RIALTO: Man shoots stripper in face, kills self

A 20-year-old female stripper was shot in the face by a male customer during a private dance at the Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen’s Club in Rialto on Thursday, April 17, 2013. The man then shot himself. The stripper was taken to the hospital and is in serious condition.

My Peeplez… Matthew Pettegrew

Matthew Pettegrew

Rest In Paradise Matt Pettegrew

Riverside County, California — March 16, 2013

Officials say a motorist died after crashing his vehicle into a tree in Beaumont Saturday afternoon.

According to California Highway Patrol, 28-year-old Matthew Pettegrew of Fontana was traveling in his sport-utility vehicle on Interstate 10 near its intersection with Pennsylvania Avenue when he lost control around 1:40 p.m., left the roadway, and struck a tree.

Mr. Pettegrew died at the scene. He was not wearing his safety belt at the time of the wreck.

Officials are conducting an ongoing investigation to determine the cause of this incident……..

Rest in Paradise to my boy Matt Pettegrew! On march 17th I woke up to a text asking have I heard about Matt P.  My heart sunk immediately anticipating that something may have happened to him. I called a couple close friends that were closer friends of Matt’s only to receive the worst confirmation of my worries. My homie Matt died this Thursday March 16 in a car crash out in Beaumont. Im not sure of the details but Im so sad my such a good dude is gone and Im again reminded how fragile anybodies life is. Such a Big and Gentle guy never deserved such a fate. I love bro, thanks for always loving me homie and Ill miss you as long as Im alive.  rest in paradise -Mark Howard

Riverside officer mourned by thousands


Riverside Officer Michael Crain is laid to rest at Riverside National Cemetery on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. The 34-year-old was gunned down in an alleged ambush by former LAPD officer Chris Dorner on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.

RIALTO Coach who was shot may face criminal charges


RIALTO: Coach who was shot may face criminal charges

San Bernardino police are preparing to submit a criminal complaint to prosecutors against a Rialto basketball coach who says he was shot on his way to a park bathroom.

San Bernardino Police Chief Robert Handy said Friday that detectives plan to submit a case against Eisenhower basketball coach Steve Johnson to the San Bernardino County district attorney’s office. Police are conducting a separate investigation into the shooting.

Since the shooting, Handy said detectives have learned information, independent of Johnson, about what he was doing at the park.

Handy said Johnson may have involved in potential criminal behavior, but declined to elaborate.

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Rialto Throwback : PD scandal

Rialto is my favorite lil town so I dont want to knock it or even bring any shame to the present status of the PD I truly beleive them to be the fairest of all the county at present time but this is just a lil reblog on a throwback scandal. Its always better to know  then to not. So if you missed it check this out. I also appreciated the measures the pd took to correct itself as well though. Take it from a active street participant Rialto PD is now a group of quality stand up dudes.  


Two Rialto police officers have quit and four others have been severely disciplined after an internal probe was completed into allegations they had sex with strip club workers at police union headquarters, the chief said Friday. Read the rest of this entry

Police Investigate Homicide After Rialto Apartment Fire

Police Investigate Homicide After Rialto Apartment Fire

Police say Rosa Hernandez, 74, was killed in her Rialto apartment before it was set on fire.Police say Rosa Hernandez, 74, was killed in her Rialto apartment before it was set on fire
RIALTO, Calif. — Police are investigating the possible murder of an elderly woman after a fire broke out early Saturday morning at an apartment complex in Rialto.

Police say Rosa Hernandez, 74, was killed in her Rialto apartment before it was set on fire. Read the rest of this entry

Deejay Gritz presents “Soul Smoove” Vol. 1

Deejay Gritz Presents “Gritty Soul Smoove” Volume 1.

Please give a listen to Deejay Gritz new Soul Mix “Gritty Soul Smoove” on . The Mix is the  accumulation of 15 years of deejay Gritz maturation all rolled into a smoove and soothing soul mix featuring some of your Favorite soul artist that your radio and pandora stations never play. The mix is sure to be your new favorite with so many classic and underground soul hits mixed and transitioned like you’ve never heard!

The mix is available for listen and download now but officially goes on sale hardcopy Nov 11 @ the 2nd Underground Poetry/Lyricist Lounge Hosted by Barber Mikey Steez @ the Mission Tobacco Lounge in Riverside California.  CD’s Tickets will be available @ cold cutz barbershop in Riverside Ca on 4029 market st. now for $3. or at the door for the same price. “Soul Smoove” is the official mix of The Underground Poetry and Lyricist Lounge event. Please support young local area talent, artistry and entrepreneurship.  See you soon.

Principal suspected of having sex with student

CORONA: Principal suspected of having sex with student

Dr. Brian Garrett Joseph, 38, of Corona, the principal of Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga, was arrested Oct. 30, 2012 on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.The principal of Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga was arrested at his Corona home on Tuesday, Oct. 30, on suspicion of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor – one of his students.Dr. Brian Garrett Joseph, 38, was arrested at 12:05 a.m., according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. He was booked at Central Detention Center with bail set at $25,000.The unidentified accuser is a Fontana resident whom allegedly began the relationship with the Dr. Joseph when she was a student at the school, according to authorities. She is now 18.

On the school’s website, Dr. Joseph lauds the positive learning environment on campus. “We believe in continuous improvement in each and every one of our students and their ability to learn and achieve,” he said.

smh crazy shit.

Cold Cutz Barbershop

Cold cutz is  official Im going hard with my guyz. Im such a bully and Cold Cutz is a Bull in the Haircut Market. We a standard of fresh, culture, and classic originality. Im the Gritz Im the new guy in the middle. I’ll be here from m-thurs. 4029 Market.

Riverside Poly High School freshman was shot Thursday night.


The family of a 14-year-old boy who was shot and critically injured just steps from his front door said he was trying to run away from the shooter after picking up a video game from a friend in the neighborhood.

“He was running here because the car was chasing him,” said Zion Shephard, the boy’s niece, standing in the front door of the family’s Georgia Street home.

Earlier today, Shephard said Lareanz Simmons had died this morning, but later explained he was brain dead. He has been on life-support after the 6 p.m. Thursday shooting in the residential neighborhood near Eucalyptus Avenue.

The family plans to remove him from life support this evening and to donate his organs, Shephard said. No arrests have been made, Riverside police said this afternoon.

Simmons is a Riverside Poly High School freshman who is in the ROTC program, according to friends and his family.

Poly High School is offering counseling today to students who knew the teen.

Students had planned to wear black and blue at school today as a tribute. Blue was Simmons’ favorite color.

“He wanted to go into the army. He’s funny. He’s smart. Everyone liked him at school,” Shephard said. “Next year he was going to join the football team.”

Shephard said Lareanz had a 3.0 GPA, had no gang ties or friends who were involved in gangs.

From what police can gather, a car pulled up next to the teen, a male suspect got out and shot him, Riverside police Sgt. Dan Russell said.

“We know that he was walking home when a person got out of a vehicle,” Lt. Guy Toussaint said today. “The victim took off running. The (other) person shot several times at the victim.”

Investigators believe the shooter was Hispanic and that the getaway car was a small to midsized compact, possibly tan or gray.

Charles Taylor, 59, whose family has lived in the neighborhood for more than 50 years, said he was inside the house across the street from the shooting when he heard two or three gunshots. He didn’t see the car speed away and thought the shots were from a neighbor’s tools.

The neighborhood hasn’t experienced something like this since the 1980s when a gang-related drive-by shooting ended up with someone’s house riddled with bullets.

Thursday’s shooting has prompted rumors, allegations and a heightened police presence at Poly High.

“Tensions are running very high,” Toussaint acknowledged. “People are making accusations that people are carrying weapons. And police are checking out the allegations.”

“To my knowledge, no arrests have been made, and no weapons have been located.”

Singing legend Etta James dies at 73

Singing legend Etta James dies at 73

Etta James, whose assertive, earthy voice lit up such hits

as “The Wallflower,” “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” and the wedding favorite “At Last,” has died, according to her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon. She was 73.

She died from complications from leukemia with her husband, Artis Mills, and her sons by her side, De Leon said.She was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, and also suffered from dementia and hepatitis C. James died at a hospital in Riverside, California. She would have turned 74 Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry

The Best Barber

my best customer Kevin wrote a dope ass blog about my lil shop on his promotional site for his clothing line . check it out.

The Best Barber

Every other Wednesday, for the past couple of months, I’ve been driving 40 miles to the East into Riverside for a haircut. Haircut day used to mean that for a week I would have one of those awkward new haircut looks going. But thanks to Gritz over at the Cold Cutz Pop-Up Shop in the Humidor Boutique, that’s all changed.

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Pregnant San Bernardino mother shot and baby killed in drive by

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Police were already investigating two unrelated shootings in the city when they received reports that a third shooting of the same day, critically wounded a 22-year-oldpregnant woman, killed one of her toddlers and wounded the other.

Dispatchers received the call at 7:40 p.m. from the 1300 block of D Street, said Lt. David Harp. Initial reports indicated that the shooter fired shots from a moving car into the woman’s home, but Harp said evidence now suggests that the suspect fired while on bicycles.

Why the shooter opened fire on the home is not yet clear, But the results of the shooting were undeniably tragic. Bullets hit the unidentified pregnant woman and her two children.

The woman’s daughter, 3, was pronounvced dead at St. Bernardine’s Hospital.

A second girl — also 3-years-old — is in extremely critical condition at Loma Linda University Medical Center, he said. The wounded girl is not related to the pregnant woman, said Lt. Gwen Waters.

The mother is in critical condition at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton.

Homicide detectives are still processing the scene, Harp said.

Police have not yet released a description of the victim.

Two other men were wounded in other shootings in the city earlier in the day, Harp said.

The first was reported about 5:50 p.m. near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Meridian Avenue. A pedestrian was shot in the upper body, Harp said. The unidentified man was taken to a nearby hospital and is listed in serious but stable condition.

The second shooting was reported about 6 p.m. in the 100 block of E. Olive Street. A man was driving when he was critically wounded when struck by a bullet, Harp said. A passenger in the car drove the victim to a hospital, where he is now in grave condition

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Caught On Tape: Cop Shot In Neck During Violent Stand Off With Killer

A San Diego police officer is lucky to be alive after being shot in the neck during a stand-off with a murderer.

32-year old Kevin Collier went on a deadly rampage Sunday (August 21), killing his mother-in law Beverli Rakov and 14 month old daughter Rhilee, before getting into a firefight with police.
28-year-old Jarred Slocum was one of the cops responding to the scene that day when he shot in the neck.

Video footage shows Slocum clutching his neck after being hit. He was eventually dragged to safety by his partner. He’s currently listed in stable condition.

Collier then set fire to the home he was holed up in. His charred remains were found later.

Meanwhile the killer’s estranged wife Alyssa Rakov, said she’s now left with nothing.

My mom was my best friend and my daughter was my world,” Rakov told NBC San Diego. “I grew up in the house that is no longer a house, so not only are my daughter’s pictures gone, but my whole family’s pictures are gone. I don’t have any proof they existed because he took that from me too.”

Rock the bells Tour

Nas, Raekwon, Common, Lauryn Hill, Mos Def & More Kick Off Rock The Bells Tour in the IE [Videos]



Some of hip hop’s finest acts kicked off the 2011 Rock The Bells Tour at San Bernardino’s San Manuel Amphitheater yesterday

According to the Los Angeles Times, two of the sets that stood out were Nas and Lauryn Hill. Both of whom performed their classic albums ‘Illmatic,’ and ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill‘ in their entirety.


No album better captured that dichotomy than the evening’s emotional core, “Illmatic,” with Nas aided by the album’s lone guest star, AZ, and its legendary producers, Pete Rock and DJ Premier. Backed by a set piece of the Queensbridge Houses projects and clips from four elements of the hip-hop bible, “Wild Style,” the all-black clad Nas brought the “dungeons of rap” to the Inland Empire.

Other acts on the bill included Erykah Badu, Mobb Deep, Cypress Hill, Ghostface Killah, Mos Def and Common.

Next stop for the tour is August 27 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in San Francisco.