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May 18, 2005 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A fetus was discovered Tuesday in the sewage processing bin of the Inland Empire Utilities Agency regional plant, authorities said. A worker at the plant noticed the fetus and alerted authorities, Ontario Police Det. Diane Galindo said. The plant processes sewage from Ontario, Fontana, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga and other Inland Empire cities. It is possible that the fetus, which was estimated to be in the second or third trimester, was flushed down a toilet, Galindo said.
March 24, 2005 | Annette Haddad, Times Staff Writer
Ontario, the business hub of the Inland Empire, already boasts million-dollar homes and a private airport for executive jets. Now a developer is proposing what would be the first big Class A office building the region has seen in a decade. The city's Planning Commission has approved the development of a six-story, 150,000-square-foot office project with an adjacent four-level parking structure. The new building, at 888 Haven Ave., is scheduled to be completed by mid-2006.
March 10, 2005 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Six empty freight cars derailed near Ontario on Wednesday, shutting down early morning traffic along a major thoroughfare for about six hours until the cars were righted. The Union Pacific cars, which had unloaded a shipment of vehicles at the Mira Loma Auto Facility, derailed about 1:45 a.m. in the same area as they were being maneuvered by a locomotive to form a new train. Some of the cars derailed on an overpass above Etiwanda Avenue, prompting its precautionary closure.
January 14, 2005 | Hugo Martin and Janet Wilson, Times Staff Writers
An Ontario nursing home was fined $50,000 and cited Thursday by state regulators after an 88-year-old woman died there after workers allegedly failed to perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation when they found she had stopped breathing. The complaint, known as an AA citation, is the most severe penalty issued by the state Department of Health Services. In 2004, the agency issued 14 such citations in the state.
January 3, 2005 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
A 19-year-old Fontana man was shot and killed by Ontario police early Sunday after smashing into several cars while trying to elude officers breaking up an illegal drag race. The man was identified as Jose Castanon, according to Associated Press. The incident occurred shortly after 2 a.m., when police arrived to break up a gathering of some 200 cars in an area known for illegal street racing, said police Sgt. Gary Dufour.
December 12, 2004 | Mark Kendall, Special to The Times
Ontario's College Park Historic District has homes from the 1910s through the 1940s built in a variety of architectural styles in a setting shaded by mature trees. This San Bernardino County neighborhood is a popular spot for walking and is home to a gourmet olive business that draws visitors from near and far. Beginnings Developers of the College Park tract had upscale aspirations when they subdivided an orange grove for housing in 1914.
November 14, 2004 | From Times wire reports
The city of Ontario agreed to sell 94 acres of land west of the Ontario Mills mall for construction of a large "urban village" possibly anchored by a luxury hotel and sports arena. The council agreed to sell the property in the Ontario Center for about $26 million to Sacramento-based Panattoni Development Co. The urban village would include a potential luxury hotel, about 800 condominiums, 480,000 square feet of office space and 465,000 square feet of retail and commercial space.
October 30, 2004 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
Three Ontario high school students were arrested Friday in the fatal shooting of an 89-year-old man in a city park, authorities said, a day after his killers were seen exchanging celebratory high-fives as they fled a botched robbery. Fidencio Guzman of Ontario, a widowed grandfather who lived with his daughter, was shot several times near a bathroom at John Galvin Park about 4 p.m. Thursday, police said. Guzman died minutes later at San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland.
October 29, 2004 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
A group of Ontario police officers covertly videotaped while undressing in the police station's men's locker room in 1996 on Thursday filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the city and the former police chief.
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