CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2003 |
A Rialto man facing judgment on multiple counts of child molestation escaped from a San Bernardino County courthouse Tuesday, armed himself and apparently committed suicide after leading sheriff's deputies on a brief chase in Fontana, authorities said. The 46-year-old man bolted from the courtroom as jurors were entering to announce their verdict, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Robin Haynal.
March 25, 1996 |
Four years ago, Joe Johnson pulled the lever for George Bush in the 1992 presidential race. But if he had to choose today between President Clinton and Sen. Bob Dole, Johnson says he'd stick with Clinton, even though he considers himself a committed Republican. "Dole seems kind of old and doddering," said Johnson, an environmental consultant. "He doesn't instill any confidence in me." Steelworker Julian Rodriguez is moving in the opposite direction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1993
Metrolink officials have unveiled a $1.9-million commuter train station, the Fontana Metrolink Plaza. At 4:47 a.m. Monday, the first Metrolink train pulled out of the station. By the day's end, about 250 passengers had boarded trains from the facility at 16777 Orange Way. The Metrolink Plaza station is the 22nd in the system and the 10th on the San Bernardino line. It features 350 parking spaces and bike lockers. From Nov.
November 18, 1990 |
An off-duty Fontana police officer was shot in the stomach when he walked out of a local convenience store that may have been targeted for robbery, authorities said Saturday. The 33-year-old officer, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, was in fair condition at an area hospital, Fontana police said. The shooting took place shortly after 11 p.m. Friday at a Stop & Go Market in the 16800 block of Slover Avenue, police said.
December 11, 1988
Hundreds of Fontana residents were evacuated after a chemical spill at an industrial plant. There were no immediate reports of serious injuries, officials said. The evacuation involved the Southridge area of the city south of the San Bernardino Freeway. Officials said the spill was relatively small and the fumes it created were expected to dissipate rapidly.