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September 12, 2009 | Ben Bolch, Staff Reports
The film session that awaits Los Angeles Crenshaw High's defensive players in the coming days could get ugly, with one exception. Top-ranked Crenshaw stopped Norco on a crucial fourth down in the fourth quarter Friday night on the way to pulling out a 47-44 victory in which host Crenshaw gave up 487 rushing yards. "When we needed to stop them, we stopped them," Crenshaw Coach Robert Garrett said. "We showed character at the end." Norco, ranked No. 22 in the Southland by The Times, had pulled to within 47-44 late in the third quarter on Kelsey Young 's 66-yard touchdown run and was driving again when it faced a fourth-and-four situation at the Crenshaw 12-yard line.
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March 24, 2014 | Joel Rubin
Shaun Hillmann's career as a Los Angeles police officer appeared to be over after he was caught on tape outside a bar uttering a racial slur, and later denied it to his superiors. High-ranking police officials recommended that Hillmann be fired, according to internal LAPD records. A disciplinary board agreed, voting unanimously in January that he should be kicked off the force. Police Chief Charlie Beck decided otherwise, sparing the career of an officer whose father and uncle worked for the department.
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November 26, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 53-year-old Norco man was arrested on suspicion of molesting two children over a period of several years, authorities said Tuesday. Ronald Littlefield turned himself in to detectives after they began investigating molestation allegations involving the children at a home in the 3700 block of Alhambra Street, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. "Detectives determined that the suspect had sexually molested two children," department officials said in a statement.
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February 24, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Corona Santiago has been ranked No. 1 in the Southern Section Division 1 softball preseason rankings. Norco is No. 2, Garden Grove Pacifica is No. 3, Yorba Linda No. 4 and West Ranch No. 5. Here's the link to complete rankings.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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January 17, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The Riverside Press-Enterprise is reporting that Norco assistant coach Chuck Chastain has been tabbed to become football coach pending school board approval. Riverside Notre Dame hired assistant coach Derrick Johnson, a former NFL player, as its new head coach. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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April 26, 2010 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Riverside County businessman Stewart Hauptman's latest venture gives new meaning to the term "recreational drugs." Until recently, he sold marijuana for medical use from a souped-up RV he parked outside a Norco clinic. He refurbished a 1985 Pace Arrow motor home, installing display cases, a baked-goods section and other amenities. He named the operation the Lakeview Collective-on-Wheels and parked the converted RV in a lot outside the clinic, where people were being evaluated for medical marijuana use. "That way, when patients came out of the clinic, they are able to get the medicine right away," said Hauptman, a Riverside County videographer-turned-cannabis-entrepreneur.
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November 8, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
  In a game for second place in the Big VIII League, Norco turned to its outstanding senior running back, Cory Young, on Thursday night against Corona Santiago, and he responded with a career-best 421 yards rushing and four touchdowns in a 56-21 victory.  Young has rushed for 2,019 yards and 17 touchdowns. Norco finishes the regular season with a 7-3 record overall and 4-1 mark in league The only totals better in school history are Toby Gerhart's 462 yards against La Sierra, his 441 yards against Corona Centennial and 426 yards against Santiago.
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August 30, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
If you want to have fun watching a group of talented teenagers give their all going both ways in a high school football game, go watch Crenshaw High. As long as their bumps, bruises, nicks, scratches and cramps don't get too painful week after week, the Cougars and the 30 players who suit up just might keep surprising the skeptics. They're already 2-0 after Thursday night's 41-25 victory over Norco that featured three touchdown passes from junior quarterback Ajene Harris and 134 yards rushing and two touchdowns from junior running back Jacob Knight.
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June 2, 2012 | By Andrew Owens
— It wasn't the typical Emily Lockman masterpiece, but that's just fine with her. The Norco High senior pitcher capped her high school career with a complete-game effort in a 6-4 win over Corona Santiago, in the Southern Section Division 1 title game. "I knew that they were going to score," she said. "I wasn't expecting a shutout. I just wanted to make sure we were up at the end of the seven innings, so I was happy with it. " Typically aided by excellent defense, the Cougars infield committed four errors, but Corona Santiago stranded eight runners.
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February 1, 1986 | BARRY S. SURMAN, Times Staff Writer
Ralph E. (Bud) Plender, the city's director of community development for six years, has resigned to take a similar position in Cathedral City, Norco City Manager John Donlevy said Friday. Plender will leave Norco on Feb. 14 and begin work as Cathedral City's director of community services Feb. 17. In Cathedral City, a central Riverside County community of 11,000 residents, Plender will head a staff of 18 employees. In Norco, his department has three employees.
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January 17, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The Riverside Press-Enterprise is reporting that Norco assistant coach Chuck Chastain has been tabbed to become football coach pending school board approval. Riverside Notre Dame hired assistant coach Derrick Johnson, a former NFL player, as its new head coach. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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January 9, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 After transferring from Norco and playing quarterback for Vista Murrieta this season, Coltin Gerhart had considered graduating early and heading to Arizona State, but he has decided to stay at Vista Murrieta and play baseball for the team this spring, his father, Todd, said Thursday. Gerhart is an outstanding outfielder with tremendous speed. He should be a major contributor for Vista Murrieta this spring. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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November 26, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 When former Norco quarterback Coltin Gerhart returns to his old high school on Friday night wearing a Vista Murrieta uniform, he might want to consult with LeBron James on how he handled returning to Cleveland for the first time. "He's a very smart kid, a 4.7 grade-point average," Coach Casey Candaele said. "I talked to him after the game on Friday and he knew this was coming. " Gerhart left Norco after his father, Todd, was fired as football coach. The entire Gerhart family, from dad, mom, brothers and sisters, have been athletic stars at Norco.
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November 26, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 53-year-old Norco man was arrested on suspicion of molesting two children over a period of several years, authorities said Tuesday. Ronald Littlefield turned himself in to detectives after they began investigating molestation allegations involving the children at a home in the 3700 block of Alhambra Street, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. "Detectives determined that the suspect had sexually molested two children," department officials said in a statement.
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November 8, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
  In a game for second place in the Big VIII League, Norco turned to its outstanding senior running back, Cory Young, on Thursday night against Corona Santiago, and he responded with a career-best 421 yards rushing and four touchdowns in a 56-21 victory.  Young has rushed for 2,019 yards and 17 touchdowns. Norco finishes the regular season with a 7-3 record overall and 4-1 mark in league The only totals better in school history are Toby Gerhart's 462 yards against La Sierra, his 441 yards against Corona Centennial and 426 yards against Santiago.
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October 12, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 It has been quite a season for Corona Centennial running back Tre Watson, and there's still plenty of games left. On Friday night in a Big VIII League opener, Watson rushed for 382 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 43-25 victory over Norco. Watson has rushed for 1,568 yards and 22 touchdowns in six games for Centennial (4-2). Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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October 21, 1986
A 7-year-old boy was killed over the weekend when a crane attachment fell on him at a construction site, a spokeswoman for the Riverside County coroner said Monday. Rusty Chase of Norco climbed on a large commercial dumpster and was jumping from it when he fell and was crushed by a huge metal device used in building roofs, authorities said.
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October 1, 1985
Two men have died as a result of separate traffic accidents in the Norco area, a Riverside County coroner's official said Monday. Jeffrey Logsdon, 22, of La Mesa died of multiple injuries Saturday when he lost control of his car and hit a tree bordering Pedley Avenue, the coroner's official said. Norco firefighters had to cut into the wreckage to free Logsdon's body, acting Fire Chief Patrick Murphy said. Also on Saturday, Jake Overstreet, 61, of Mira Loma died of injuries he suffered in a Sept.
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August 13, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
When it comes to offensive linemen in the Southern Section, no one is bigger and more impressive than Damien Mama of St. John Bosco. He's 6 feet 5, weighs 345 pounds and he's strong and tough. Jordan Austin is a 6-6, 285-pound tackle from Claremont with great grades committed to USC. Toa Lobendahn is a 6-5, 285-pound lineman who transferred from Lakewood to La Habra and has been a longtime USC commit. Viane Talamaivao of Corona Centennial was injured last season, but the 6-3, 300-pound senior is healthy and already committed to Alabama.
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