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July 5, 1993 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the hillside cemetery, you can look down, through the rows of red cedar and palms, upon much of San Bernardino and Colton. One recent day, Keith Hubbs stood near his brother's grave, and pointed out that it was a rare, crystal-clear afternoon. Looking north, the snow-capped San Bernardino mountains framed the spectacular setting. "It was like this the day we buried Kenny," he said. "Except the wind blew so hard at his funeral.
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October 24, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Colton police have arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of shooting two men to death outside a house on West Fur Street late Sunday, officials said. Police, responding to a report of gunshots, found Jesus Hale of Highland and Robert Chavez of San Bernardino, both 18, dead on the sidewalk just before 11 p.m. Officers saw Rudy Ramos of Colton running from the scene, and he was booked on suspicion of murder at West Valley Detention Center.
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May 17, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Colton police officer shot and killed a man Monday after the two fought twice on city streets, authorities said. The officer stopped the man, who was not identified, at the Valero Food Mart and Liquor store at Mill Street and Pennsylvania Avenue after determining that he had numerous active arrest warrants, said police spokesman Mark Owens. Owens said the man had a "physical fight" with the officer, then broke away and ran.
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August 25, 2006 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
A city councilman in scandal-plagued Colton, where several former elected officials have gone to prison for exchanging political support for cash, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of charging thousands of dollars to the city for motel rooms and calls to phone-sex hotlines. San Bernardino County prosecutors accused Ramon M. "Ramie" Hernandez, a youth minister who was elected on a platform of restoring voter trust, of 24 felony counts of misappropriation of public funds.
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December 4, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A decision on whether to build a sewage-sludge treatment plant in Colton has been postponed until March, Orange County Sanitation District officials said. The district is seeking new ways to treat its sludge, or bio-solids, after many agricultural counties banned its use as fertilizer, citing health and aesthetic concerns. The board was supposed to vote on the Colton proposal this month.
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September 26, 2001
A former Colton mayor indicted in an ongoing corruption investigation in San Bernardino County has pleaded guilty to bribery in U.S. District Court, the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles said Tuesday. Karl Gaytan, 48, accepted more than $40,000 in bribes from commercial real estate developer Allan Steward between March 1997 and January 2000, according to federal court documents.
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February 11, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
More than 1,000 Colton High School students boycotted classes for two hours Thursday to protest the transfer of three assistant principals and a crackdown on student lingering. Some students climbed onto a campus roof and others threw objects, but there were no injuries, violence or expulsions, said Colton School District spokesman Michael Townsend.
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October 9, 1989 | JOHN JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
When I left this town nearly 20 years ago, I vowed never to return. Well, maybe for visits to my family, but not in any permanent sense. Something turned bitter in Colton, or in me, after the sky turned brown. It didn't matter which. All I knew was that Colton, a feisty, blue-collar community on the sunburned lip of the desert east of Los Angeles, had become to me a symbol of the ugliest side of America's economic boom after World War II.
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June 25, 2003 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
A parched stretch of riverfront land, strewn with discarded couches and broken television sets, would be transformed into a 200-acre regional park with a lake, baseball diamonds, soccer fields and a wetlands preserve under a plan approved Tuesday by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.
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August 25, 2006 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
A city councilman in scandal-plagued Colton, where several former elected officials have gone to prison for exchanging political support for cash, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of charging thousands of dollars to the city for motel rooms and calls to phone-sex hotlines. San Bernardino County prosecutors accused Ramon M. "Ramie" Hernandez, a youth minister who was elected on a platform of restoring voter trust, of 24 felony counts of misappropriation of public funds.
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August 14, 2005 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Colton carries the name of an obscure railroad man, but a famous family helped put the Inland Empire town on the map. The Earps have lived in these parts for more than 130 years, mostly keeping to themselves and keeping quiet about their famous ancestors who won the shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Ariz., in 1881.
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May 17, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Colton police officer shot and killed a man Monday after the two fought twice on city streets, authorities said. The officer stopped the man, who was not identified, at the Valero Food Mart and Liquor store at Mill Street and Pennsylvania Avenue after determining that he had numerous active arrest warrants, said police spokesman Mark Owens. Owens said the man had a "physical fight" with the officer, then broke away and ran.
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February 11, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
More than 1,000 Colton High School students boycotted classes for two hours Thursday to protest the transfer of three assistant principals and a crackdown on student lingering. Some students climbed onto a campus roof and others threw objects, but there were no injuries, violence or expulsions, said Colton School District spokesman Michael Townsend.
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July 30, 2003 | By Associated Press
A Colton topless club's slogan and partially clad woman can stay, but highway officials have ordered the removal from three billboards a shield similar to the Interstate 215 logo. The California Department of Transportation told owners of Club 215 that signs advertising the club violate a code prohibiting use of a state route or interstate symbol, Caltrans spokeswoman Rose Melgoza said.
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July 22, 2003 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
Two former Colton city councilmen and a Laguna Beach businessman who all pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges that were later dismissed by a federal judge plan to accept new plea agreements next month, officials said Monday. Former City Councilmen Abe Beltran and Don Sanders pleaded guilty in 2001 to charges that they accepted cash payments from businessman Allen Steward in exchange for supporting his billboard project on county-owned land in Colton.
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October 24, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Colton police have arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of shooting two men to death outside a house on West Fur Street late Sunday, officials said. Police, responding to a report of gunshots, found Jesus Hale of Highland and Robert Chavez of San Bernardino, both 18, dead on the sidewalk just before 11 p.m. Officers saw Rudy Ramos of Colton running from the scene, and he was booked on suspicion of murder at West Valley Detention Center.
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August 14, 2005 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Colton carries the name of an obscure railroad man, but a famous family helped put the Inland Empire town on the map. The Earps have lived in these parts for more than 130 years, mostly keeping to themselves and keeping quiet about their famous ancestors who won the shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Ariz., in 1881.
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June 25, 2003 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
A parched stretch of riverfront land, strewn with discarded couches and broken television sets, would be transformed into a 200-acre regional park with a lake, baseball diamonds, soccer fields and a wetlands preserve under a plan approved Tuesday by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.
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May 22, 2003 | Kristina Sauerwein, Times Staff Writer
As the owners of the Tiger Rescue sanctuary in Colton pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges Wednesday, the two miniature donkeys they allegedly starved and abused got a new home with a Hemet woman who plunked down $1,100 for the pair at a public auction. More than a dozen donkey lovers bid on the creatures at the Ramona Animal Shelter in San Jacinto, where each had a starting price of $100. Although most donkeys fetch $100 to $200, Lora Simington says she believes she got a good price.
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