Doris Racchini made the trek from Los Angeles to Cucamonga in the early 1940's to pose for this painting, used by De Ambrogio Vineyards as their official label, called Cucamonga Beauty.


About Grapevine Press in Rancho Cucamonga, California

The Grapevine Press is a niche publication offering uplifting, yet candid news that cannot be found in any other media outlet. Our mission is to instill a sense of community and history in the Cucamonga Valley's increasingly diverse population.

Maria Conello, age 21, presents a bottle of wine from the Cucamonga Valley Wine Company to an Ontario police officer in 1933. The wine was headed to President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the day the Twenty-first Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, marking the end of prohibition. Maria called the Grapevine Press at age 89 to reminisce about the way it was. She passed away in Claremont on August 3, 2008, at the age of 96.


The Grapevine Press

Declaration of Principles

I will provide the people of this city with a publication that will tell all the news honestly.
I will also provide them with a fighting and tireless champion of their rights as citizens, and as human beings. I am nobody's yes man, and I believe that tough times never last, but tough people do.
Lastly, it's not how many positions you hold; it's how many people you help.

Rex Gutierrez, Editor and Publisher


About the Publisher

Relentless in the pursuit of truth, justice, and the American Way, Rex Gutierrez was elected to the Rancho Cucamonga City Council four times. He is known for his defense of the common man, and his dedication to common sense and political incorrectness. He stresses the need for everyone to not take themselves so seriously, and to laugh at themselves occasionally. One of his cherished endorsements: "Rex, you are the hardest-working councilman the city has ever had." Jim Townsend, President, Rancho Cucamonga Firefighters Union.

Understanding the power of knowledge and the written word, Rex enjoys having a voice. That written voice has righted many wrongs, corrected many injustices, and humiliated many tyrants. And it has been Rex's only defense. As Mark Twain once said, "Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel."
Rex Gutierrez - Publisher - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

What people are saying about The Grapevine Press:

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Keep up the good work!

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Dear Rex:

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