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August 12, 2006 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
A retired Ontario math teacher suspected of murdering his wife was arrested by police Thursday evening shortly before he was scheduled to board a Greyhound bus headed for El Paso. He was carrying a wig, a false mustache and several thousand dollars in cash, authorities said. Ontario and Las Vegas police detectives had tracked John M. Watson ever since the couple's children reported their mother, Everilda D. Watson, missing.
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June 10, 2006 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
If things go awry in Ontario, you can blame a bureaucratic jinx. At a City Council meeting Tuesday -- on 06/06/06 -- elected officials and an audience packed with Miss Ontario pageant winners were stunned by a local pastor's doomsday rant. John Sabbath, who has had a beef with the city since his grant request for his Internet-based ministry, www.livinchrist.org was denied years ago, strode to the microphone and told City Manager Gregory Devereaux that a higher power had put a curse on him.
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February 8, 2000 | BRAD BERTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Betting that strong demand for industrial buildings will continue in and around the transportation hub of Ontario, national real estate services firm Trammell Crow Co. will launch construction this month on nearly 2 million square feet of speculative developments on behalf of its capital partners.
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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.
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December 29, 2007 | Susannah Rosenblatt
A man suspected of raping and robbing a woman in her Ontario hotel room after posing as a security guard was arrested Thursday night, authorities said Friday. Francisco Santiago Ramos, 31, was arrested at his home in Pomona and charged with rape, robbery and penetration with a foreign object, Ontario Police Sgt. David McBride said. Ramos saw the woman, whom he apparently did not know, in the hotel parking lot on Christmas Eve, police said.
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May 26, 2003 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
Ontario, a burgeoning community on the western edge of San Bernardino County, boasts booming retail sales, one of the region's fastest-growing job markets and an airport that is predicting a fivefold increase in passengers by 2025. But beneath the economically sunny veneer, Ontario is the scene of an ugly political feud that has included a lengthy City Hall investigation and the censure of a councilwoman accused of berating city employees.
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May 14, 2003 | Lance Pugmire and Kristina Sauerwein, Times Staff Writers
An 18-year-old high school student allegedly racing his car in front of an Ontario elementary school died on Tuesday when he crashed head-on into a car, police said. Magin Alvarez Jr. of Montclair was driving on 6th Street at up to 80 mph when he steered into opposing traffic and collided with a car. No elementary school children were injured in the crash, which occurred around lunchtime, an Ontario Police spokesman said.
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March 21, 2004 | From Associated Press
A man who claimed to be a Secret Service agent is in federal custody after an attempt to enter a restricted area at Ontario International Airport. Mostafa Mansoori, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga has been charged by federal prosecutors on suspicion of making false statements and attempting to enter a secure area under false pretenses. Mansoori was detained by airport police on March 15, then turned over to the Secret Service.
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March 25, 2008 | David Kelly, Times Staff Writer
After months of chaotic growth, the homeless encampment known as Tent City dramatically shrank Monday as Ontario police evicted those who lacked ties to the city. Starting early in the morning, officers moved through dusty lots scattered with flapping tents and piles of old clothes and garbage. In many cases they were too late; the people had already left. "About 90% left on their own," said Det. Jeff Higbee, Ontario police spokesman. "There were no arrests, no altercations, no arguments."
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September 23, 2005 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
A Christian school in Ontario expelled a student Thursday because her parents are lesbians, according to a letter from the school's superintendent. Freshman Shay Clark, 14, was told to leave Ontario Christian High School after administrators learned of her parents' relationship this week. "Your family does not meet the policies of admission," Supt. Leonard Stob wrote to Tina Clark, Shay's biological mother.
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