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September 21, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
On a sunny September day, Christina Ayres lay on the sand near the Huntington Beach Pier, tanning in a pink bikini, and ticked off the things that identify a 909er. Bad clothing - " 'Jersey Shore' style," the 29-year-old explained. And meth addicts. "That's what you hear on the news. " Over on Main Street, Ryan Kaupang, 21, had a more specific description: "White kids that dress like bros," he said, "bros" meaning people who wear cut-off jerseys and motocross gear and "try to act like tough guys.
September 17, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
In one of the largest office building sales of the year in the Inland Empire, investor Michael G. Rademaker has acquired buildings in Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga in a $26.6-million transaction. Rademaker, founder and chief executive of Upland property brokerage MGR Real Estate, bought Centerlake Plaza. The six-story building at 3401 Centerlake Drive sits on more than 3.5 acres near the intersection of Haven Avenue and the San Bernardino Freeway in Ontario. As part of the deal, he and his partners also bought the two-story Havengate Center at 10350-10390 Commerce Center Drive in Rancho Cucamonga.
September 6, 2013 | By Jason Wells
Southern California can expect little relief Friday as a blistering heat wave continues into the weekend. Temperatures are expected to edge down only slightly heading into the weekend, and will remain well above what's normal for this time of year, said Kurt Kaplan, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service. “It'll still be very, very hot,” he said. In the inland valleys and foothills, temperatures on Friday could reach 106 degrees. Potential highs of 107 degrees prompted the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory for Orange County and the Inland Empire as the Southland enters Day 3 of a sweltering heat wave.
September 5, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Triple-digit temperatures scorched inland areas across Southern California on Thursday as a heat wave continued to grip the region and was expected to last into the weekend. The blistering heat was being caused by high pressure that the National Weather Service said would continue through Sunday. In Los Angeles County, Saugus hit 105 degrees on Thursday and Woodland Hills topped out at 104. Downtown Los Angeles reached 96 degrees, according to the Weather Service. Along the coast, the Santa Monica Pier reached 76 degrees and Redondo Beach hit 78. Fullerton in Orange County was 103 and Anaheim was 97. Laguna Beach hit 85 degrees, the Weather Service said.
August 2, 2013 | By Alejandro Lazo
Los Angeles builder KB Home will open four new developments in the Inland Empire next week, another sign that the hard-hit region is rapidly becoming a home-building hot spot again. The builder said Friday that it would open new developments in Chino, Ontario, Temecula and Perris. It has more than a dozen developments already selling homes in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The region east of Los Angeles and Orange counties still sees foreclosures and suffers from high unemployment compared with the rest of the nation.
July 11, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
A federal grand jury has indicted 14 Inland Empire residents in a sweep of people accused of stealing government benefits or lying on passport applications, federal prosecutors said. Federal officials said Thursday that over the last two weeks, 13 indictments -- including one that charges two people -- have been issued. Eleven of the 14 who were indicted are charged with theft of government property, allegedly taking and spending government benefits to which they weren't entitled -- including cases in which the person took payments issued to dead relatives, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice.
June 19, 2013 | By David Ng
The Chinatown House in Rancho Cucamonga -- one of the last vestiges of the Inland Empire city's Chinese American history -- has been named to the list of America's most endangered historic places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The two-story building, which dates back to the early 20th century, is among 11 structures and other venues to make the trust's 2013 list. The building had recently been threatened with demolition by the city of Rancho Cucamonga and the Cucamonga Valley Water District, which owns the property.
June 17, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
Two men from the Inland Empire face charges of pimping and pandering two women after being arrested by undercover police in Santa Ana, prosecutors said. Raphael Jared Scally and Darryl Da Keis Gillard, both 27, have each been charged with two felony counts of pimping and two felony counts of pandering, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office. Prosecutors said the two men could face enhanced sentencing, if convicted, because both were on bail in another felony case -- a 2010 residential burglary case -- when the recent crime occurred.
June 3, 2013 | By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
Alleging mismanagement, conflicts of interest and violations of a key agreement, Inland Empire officials Monday sued the city of Los Angeles in their effort to regain ownership of LA/Ontario International Airport, where the number of passengers has declined 40% since 2007. The lawsuit seeks a return of the struggling airport to the city of Ontario and cancellation of a 1967 agreement that transferred the facility's operation to Los Angeles on the condition that it do its best to attract airline service.
May 30, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Grab a towel, slap on some sunscreen and head to the beach this weekend because it's going to be hot, dry and sunny. A warm weather system should settle over Southern California through the weekend, with temperatures possibly in the triple digits inland, forecasters say. Saturday will be the warmest day. Downtown Los Angeles may hit 90 degrees, the beaches from Orange County to Santa Barbara will be in the mid-80s, and Inland Empire thermometers could...
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