One of the Inland Empire's biggest names reached the big seven-o. Seventy years ago Thursday, in the middle of the Great Depression, twin brothers Cleo and Leo Stater opened the first Stater Bros. Market in Yucaipa. The next year, the brothers
County supervisors will decide today whether to spend $700,000 to become a major sponsor of the California Speedway. At the same meeting, they'll also
About the Inland Empire (I.E.) of Southern California
For residents of Southern California, the Inland Empire is a popular informal name for a region located in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The Inland Empire is centered on the oldest cities in the region: Ontario, San Bernardino, Redlands, Upland, and Riverside. These cities were established at about the end of the 19th century and were major centers of agriculture including citrus, dairy, and wine-making. The name "Inland Empire" was first used in the 1950s to distinguish the region from the communities of the Los Angeles area, and Los Angeles itself.