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November 27, 2005 | Robert J. Lopez, Times Staff Writer
Police were searching Saturday for a Mira Loma man who allegedly shot and wounded a California Highway Patrol officer during a traffic stop Friday on Interstate 15 in Ontario. Jaime Zavala Garcia, 37, is suspected of shooting the officer in the leg and pelvic area while he was writing a speeding ticket on the freeway shoulder, said a spokesman for the Ontario Police Department, which is handling the investigation.
December 14, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
The officer who shot a teenager in the leg after mistaking a toy gun for a real weapon was justified in using deadly force, the San Bernardino County district attorney's office said Wednesday. On July 25, Ontario police responded to a call about four teens running around with guns near an Ontario Kmart shortly before 9 p.m.
On Wednesday, Ontario Chamber of Commerce President Robert L. Traister was asked what he thought about the president's upcoming visit. His response: "Which president?" By Thursday morning, he was helping to coordinate the town hall-style meeting President Bush will hold Saturday morning at Ontario Convention Center. "I got here this morning, and everybody in the office said: 'You've got to bail us out. The phones are ringing off the hook,' " Traister said Thursday. "It has been fast and furious."
August 19, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Two Ontario men have been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and killing an 18-year-old woman last Friday, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said Monday. Investigators served a search warrant in the 800 block of Sycamore Street in Ontario and found items that belonged to the victim, Jessica De La Torre, authorities said. They also found the car that De La Torre's father had reported stolen. Jesus Vasquez, 20, and Sergio Rojas, 19, were booked on suspicion of kidnapping and murder.
September 8, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ontario police were searching Friday for a third suspect in the rape and murder last weekend of a 15-year-old girl and the abduction, rapes and stabbings of two women. Ricardo Estrada, 19, and Alfredo Rolando Prieto, 24, of Ontario, were arrested Thursday night in Ontario and were being held in San Bernardino County Jail.
October 3, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Authorities are looking for a man who threw a Molotov cocktail into a hotel room occupied by a man of Middle Eastern descent Monday night in an apparent hate crime, police said. The hotel guest, who is a U.S. citizen, was not injured. Police said they believe the assailant followed the man and singled him out because of his ethnicity. About 8:20 p.m., a man threw the Molotov cocktail at a window at the Country Inn and Suites by Carlson, 231 N. Vineyard Ave.
November 30, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The city and environmentalists have settled a nearly 4-year-old lawsuit over the development of 8,200 acres in south Ontario, clearing the way for construction of more than 31,000 houses, duplexes and townhouses on dairy land over the next two decades. The city's population is expected to grow by about 100,000--to 250,000--with the development.
January 12, 1997
Southland rose expert Jack Christensen shows how to prune and care for your roses in a 30-minute video. To order, send a check or money order for $18.99 to Jack Christensen, P.O. Box 1231-T, Ontario, CA, 91762. Allow two weeks for shipping.
January 7, 1996
Prune your roses from now through February. Easy-to-understand hints and instructions can be found in rose expert Jack Christensen's video "The Care and Pruning of Your Roses." Send check or money order for $18.99 for each video to Jack Christensen, P.O. Box 1231, Ontario, CA 91762. Please specify shipping address. Allow two weeks for delivery.
March 29, 1998
The hybridizer who developed such famous roses as Brandy, Mon Cherie, Sunspray and White Lightnin' has now written "The Official Guide for Growing Roses in Southern California According to Jack E. Christensen." It's a long title for an easy-to-understand 44-page booklet "that describes solutions for almost every aspect and concern of growing beautiful roses in Southern California." Illustrated with line drawings, it costs $6, which includes postage and tax. Available from Jack Christensen, P.O.
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