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December 4, 2004 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
A team of pint-sized football players from Fontana that refused to play in a championship game on Sunday, when some teammates would be in church, has persevered. Because of the uproar, the championship has been moved to Tuesday night. "It's wonderful news for the boys," Charlotte Pooler, whose son Emmanuel is one of the team's running backs. "We give credit to Jesus."
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November 1, 2004 | Janet Wilson, Times Staff Writer
San Bernardino County Fire Capt. Glen Bales and his crew were fighting to save a horse ranch from the Grand Prix fire in October 2003 when 200-foot flames exploded and "lay down" on top of them, Bales said, whipped sideways by Santa Ana winds. "I thought I was a dead man," he said. Bales often replays those harrowing moments in his head, analyzing every split-second decision in case he finds himself in that spot again. "I've just learned to be a lot more wary of my surroundings," Bales said.
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September 22, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A Fontana man wanted for a May 22 home invasion robbery in Rancho Cucamonga was arrested Tuesday. Carlos Vasquez, 20, is suspected of participating with four others in the robbery, in which the occupants were tied up. The suspects escaped with $50,000 in cash, clothes and jewelry. Authorities said Vasquez fled to Bullhead City, Ariz., before returning to Pomona.
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September 3, 2004 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
Don't weep for Fontana. The former steel town that gave birth to the Hells Angels has long endured such derisive nicknames as Fontucky and Felony Flats. But as more than 100,000 NASCAR fans descend on Fontana for Sunday's race at the California Speedway, city leaders are holding their heads high. They see the three-day weekend of festivities as an opportunity to unveil the new-and-improved Fontana, a city revitalized by a smoking-hot real estate market and infusion of white-collar families.
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August 24, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
California Highway Patrol officials Monday were searching for two hit-and-run drivers who struck and killed a homeless man near Fontana on Sunday. Manuel Frias Vera, 35, was hit by a station wagon as he tried to cross Foothill Boulevard in an unincorporated area of San Bernardino County about 8:15 p.m. Sunday. The impact tossed Vera to the other side of the four-lane highway, where he was struck by an SUV, said CHP Officer Jessie Holguin.
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July 28, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A residential day-care operator who authorities say allowed four young children to run away from her facility last week has been charged by the San Bernardino County district attorney with a misdemeanor count of cruelty to a child. She is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 23. Maria Devote, 53, failed to notice that the four children had piled up plastic toys, including cars, to unhook a gate latch in her backyard and walk about half a mile, a police spokesman said.
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July 8, 2004 | Janet Wilson and Regine Labossiere, Times Staff Writers
The lazy days of summer in the working-class suburb of Fontana have been rudely interrupted this year by the arrival of West Nile virus. As health experts warn that the virus will spread across Southern California in coming months, no locality has been hit as hard as this onetime steel town 50 miles east of Los Angeles. The city's experience, officials said, offers a preview of what other communities can expect.
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February 19, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A reporter and a photographer from the Press-Enterprise in Riverside discovered human skeletal remains Wednesday morning while working on an unrelated assignment in the lower part of the Lytle Creek wash, which burned in last year's Grand Prix wildfire. San Bernardino County coroners recovered a skull, a lower jawbone and a femur from the area but were unable to conduct a more thorough search because of flash-flood warnings. Coroner's officials have not yet identified the remains.
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December 24, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police arrested a man they said was operating a water and ice store in the city as a front for a methamphetamine lab. Darryl Braden, 40, of Fontana was arrested Monday at the Ice and Water store on Cherry Avenue. Police said that in addition to a meth lab capable of producing several ounces of the drug, they found several illegal rifles.
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December 23, 2003 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
A Fontana man facing 180 days in county jail for taking and then crashing a family car killed his father and 12-year-old nephew inside their home over the weekend before shooting himself to death, authorities said Monday. When police arrived at the home Sunday afternoon, they found a "pretty messy, very bloody" crime scene in several rooms and initially believed the incident was a triple homicide, Fontana police spokesman Mark Weissman said.
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