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March 7, 2014 | By Michael Finnegan
A minor earthquake near Marina del Rey gave the Westside a mild jolt Friday evening. The quake measured 3.2, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It struck at 8:16 p.m. The epicenter was a mile southeast of Marina del Rey. The quick shake was categorized by the Geological Survey as weak to light across much of the L.A. basin. ALSO: Strong winds, high surf forecast for Southern California Third-graders caught smoking pot at school face disciplinary action Hunt continues in Fontana for mountain lion deemed 'imminent threat' Twitter: @finneganlatimes
March 7, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
The 19-year-old son of a San Juan Capistrano man and woman found shot to death in their mansion has been arrested in connection with the slayings, authorities said Friday. The shooting in early February also left an 8-year-old boy seriously wounded. Orange County sheriff's officials are set to release details on the case and the arrest of Ashton Sachs at a news conference Thursday afternoon. Bradford Hans Sachs, 57, and his former wife, Andra Resa Sachs, 54, were found shot to death Feb. 9 in their San Juan Capistrano home, located in an upscale neighborhood.
March 7, 2014 | By A Times Staff Writer
Neighbors of the man who a magazine claimed is the creator of Bitcoin said they were surprised by the attention focused on him. Reporters converged on the Temple City home of Satoshi Nakamoto after a Newsweek story claimed he was the creator of the controversial currency.  Neighbors said they were surprised at the attention surrounding Nakamoto. "I don't see him too often," said Stanley Huang, 28, who lives across the street. The one time they interacted, he said, was when Huang parked his car in front of Nakamoto's house and Nakamoto came out to ask him to move it. Neighbor Evelyn Koskie told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune:  “I just found out about it on the Internet.
March 7, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Sacramento authorities are investigating what looks to be a failed attempt to steal the Golden Spike from the California State Railroad Museum late Wednesday. The case housing the spike, which is actually a twin of the ceremonial one used by Leland Stanford to join the rails of the First Continental Railroad, was damaged, said Steve Van Etten, California parks peace officers supervisor. “There's no evidence that any artifact in the museum was stolen or damaged,” Van Etten said.
March 6, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores and Jason Wells
Authorities continued their hunt Thursday morning for what they said was an "aggressive" mountain lion that killed a 100-pound German shepherd in Fontana and came at police officers "a total of four times" amid a hail of bullets before retreating. Authorities said they do not believe that the large cat -- deemed an "imminent threat" to public safety -- was hit by the gunfire, prompting an overnight search that continued into the predawn hours Thursday. Fontana police said in a statement that the incident began about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday when a resident in the 4100 block of Fox Borough Drive heard his dog crying out and went outside to find a large mountain lion standing over his dead 100-pound German shepherd.
March 6, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Authorities on Thursday called off the search for a mountain lion that killed a 100-pound German shepherd in Fontana after an “exhaustive” 24 hours. “We believe the contact our officers had with the mountain lion [Wednesday] scared it back into the canyon," Fontana Police Chief Rodney Jones said in a statement. Officers responding to the incident shortly after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday initially scared off the large cat from a home's front yard after firing multiple rounds. B ut it returned four times, coming toward officers before returning to the gorge, according to police.
March 5, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Authorities are searching for an “aggressive” mountain lion that killed a German shepherd in a Fontana backyard Wednesday and kept returning to the home despite being shot at by police. About 3:30 a.m. a resident in the 4100 block of Fox Borough Drive heard his dog crying out and went outside to find a large mountain lion standing over his dead 100-pound German shepherd, the Fontana police said in a statement. When officers arrived, the animal was in the front yard of the home.
February 4, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
IndyCar Series drivers are scheduled to hold a day-long test session next Monday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana that's free to the public, the track said Tuesday. The testing session, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is to prepare the teams for the MAVTV 500 at the two-mile oval speedway on Aug. 30, the season finale for the series. Drivers tentatively scheduled to take part include reigning IndyCar champion Scott Dixon, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves, former Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya and last year's Indy 500 winner, Tony Kanaan.
January 30, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
The California Highway Patrol is searching for a big-rig driver who fled on foot after being involved in a fatal multi-vehicle crash in Fontana early Thursday. The accident was reported about 2:11 a.m. at Etiwanda and San Bernardino avenues, just north of the 10 Freeway, KTLA reported. A CHP dispatcher for the Inland Empire Traffic Management Center did not immediately have details on the crash. But at the scene, CHP Sgt. Eric Lee told news reporters that the big rig was traveling north on Etiwanda, ran a red light and collided with two vehicles that were traveling west on San Bernardino.
January 16, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Thursday morning three miles from Fontana, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:50 a.m. PST at a depth of 0.6 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was four miles from Rialto, Bloomington and Muscoy. In the past 10 days, there have been two earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.
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