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October 18, 2013 | By KTLA
Authorities this week released photos of a man and woman suspected of stealing two duffel bags during a private party at Raging Waters for Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and their families. The bags contained hundreds of dollars worth of personal items, including two sheriff's deputy badges and sets of identification. Dozens of families were at the San Dimas water park on Sept. 22 when the bags disappeared, KTLA reported. “When badges are stolen it's very concerning to us because people can use these things and they can pose as deputy sheriffs,” said Sheriff's Deputy Johnie Jones.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - A carjacking suspect from Riverside County was shot and killed Saturday by U.S. law enforcement officers near the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said. The suspect, driving a stolen Chevrolet Impala, had led California Highway Patrol officers on a southbound chase, reaching speeds of up to 100 mph before arriving at the border. After driving east on California 905, the driver came to a stop in the Otay Mesa area and began to drive toward the U.S. officers in an apparent effort to escape arrest.
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NEWS
August 20, 1987
Five highway signs signaling the Via Verde exit on the Foothill and Orange freeways have been changed to read "Raging Waters Drive," officials for the water-theme amusement park have announced. The signs were changed this week by state Department of Transportation workers after a year of negotiations, the officials said. Raging Waters paid all expenses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2013 | By Tony Perry
For the second time in a week, a fish from a rarely seen species has washed up on the California coastline. A 14-foot oarfish carcass was discovered Friday by a snorkeler off the beach in Oceanside. On Sunday, an 18-foot-long oarfish carcass was spotted off Catalina Island. The oarfish, which can grow to more than 50 feet, is the world's largest bony fish and lives mostly at great depths. Because of its size and menacing appearance, the oarfish may be the source of the sea serpent tales.
NEWS
July 13, 1989
County fire prevention officials have doused plans for weekly fireworks shows at Raging Waters. Operators of the aquatic theme park had hoped to present the shows every Saturday night, through Labor Day. But Assistant Fire Chief Ron Jones said the dry brush and expensive homes surrounding Raging Waters make it unfit for fireworks displays. Officials granted the park a fireworks permit for July 4 and sent a crew of fire prevention officers to monitor the show.
NEWS
March 9, 1995
An estimated 1,000 job applicants, mostly teen-agers, are expected to line up Saturday for about 500 part-time seasonal positions at the Raging Waters theme park in San Dimas. Sylvia Chapman, human resources manager, said good personalities, ready smiles, an ability to work with people and a neat appearance are some of the qualifications interviewers will watch for. The job fair, open to applicants at least 16 years old, will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
Raging Waters amusement park was accused of negligence Tuesday in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a 17-year-old Paramount girl paralyzed when her float tube collided with a man at the park's "Raging Rivers" ride. Rocio Estrada, a senior at Paramount High School, suffered a broken neck in the accident Aug. 17 at the park in San Dimas, said her attorney, James Fox. Fox said Rocio's uncle lost control of his tube and it was swept away in the current.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2001 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Johnathan Garcia was simultaneously excited and nervous as he waited in line not long ago to experience Raging Waters' new attraction, Neptune's Fury. The personable 8-year-old was about to try the 600-foot-long water ride, which plunges participants into total darkness through a 108-inch-diameter tunnel. As it turned out, Neptune's Fury and its 60-foot drop at 30 mph proved to be a perfect fit for Johnathan.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 1999 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Southland's two major water theme parks, Raging Waters and Wild Rivers, will be showcasing new rides to woo visitors this summer. The mere sight of the Wedge might make even an extreme athlete hurl. Raging Waters' newest thrill ride, opening Memorial Day Weekend, looks like a vert ramp, the U-shape apparatus that skateboarders ride up one side and down the other. But even the sickest skaters (skater-speak for the best) have never ridden anything like this.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1991 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raging Waters plans to unveil its new Amazon Adventure attraction in May--right when the theme park's water supplier intends to institute mandatory water rationing for its customers. How can Raging Waters expect to get away with making such a big splash in the middle of a drought? Easy--it's counting on being spared the 20% cutbacks the Southern California Water Co. wants to require of the rest of its customers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2013 | By Carlos Lozano
Santa Monica will officially celebrate the opening of the city's new $46.1-million oceanfront park on Saturday. The celebration, which begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m., will feature music, crafts, storytelling, food trucks and tours of the new Tongva Park, officials said. The park covers seven acres just west of Santa Monica City Hall, two blocks from the beach. The park was designed by British-born James Corner and his New York firm Field Operations, best known for its work on the acclaimed High Line elevated park in Manhattan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
A 40-year-old man died Friday in what Anaheim detectives suspect was a gang shooting. Officers responded to reports of shots fired at 4:11 a.m. in the 600 block of East Eton Place, said Sgt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department. He suffered at least one gunshot wound, they said. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he died of his wound at 11:45 a.m., Dunn said. Tentative identification indicates he was a member of a Southern California gang. "But it's not a gang from around here," Dunn said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A 40-year-old man died Thursday night after he lost control of his motorcycle, struck a concrete curb and guardrail and was thrown from his bike on the 5 Freeway, authorities said. The incident occurred at about 9:52 p.m. on the northbound 5 near the Los Feliz Boulevard exit, said California Highway Patrol Officer Jennifer Cassidy. Cassidy said rescuers found the man -- identified by L.A. County coroner's officials as Joshua Wright of Burbank -- lying in the roadway and unresponsive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
A man was convicted Friday of killing a Santa Ana drinking buddy by striking him in the head and face with an ax handle before drunkenly driving off in the victim's car. Jorge Santiago Avalos, 27, was found guilty  of one felony count of murder for the September 2008 slaying. He faces a maximum sentence of 15 years to life in state prison, said Orange County prosecutors. The case marked the second time Avalos was tried in the slaying of his drinking companion, Hilario Urquiza.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2013 | By KTLA
Authorities this week released photos of a man and woman suspected of stealing two duffel bags during a private party at Raging Waters for Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and their families. The bags contained hundreds of dollars worth of personal items, including two sheriff's deputy badges and sets of identification. Dozens of families were at the San Dimas water park on Sept. 22 when the bags disappeared, KTLA reported. “When badges are stolen it's very concerning to us because people can use these things and they can pose as deputy sheriffs,” said Sheriff's Deputy Johnie Jones.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
The driver of a tractor-trailer was killed early Friday when his big rig slammed into a pole on northbound Highway 99 in Central California, swamping traffic during the morning rush hour. California Highway Patrol Officer Kirk Arnold said initial reports indicated that it was a Foster Farms truck that caught fire after it struck a large pole on the highway at about 3:09 a.m. near Floral Avenue in Selma. A photo posted by the Fresno Bee showed a Foster Farms truck along the side of the road, it's front end collapsed and charred.
NEWS
October 25, 1990 | FRANKI V. RANSOM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County parks officials have revised a controversial plan that would raise money by permitting commercial development in Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park, bringing renewed opposition from a citizens group that has fought the project for the past two years. Under the new plan, an existing equestrian area and a park maintenance facility would be relocated so that the Raging Waters amusement park can be expanded.
NEWS
January 2, 1994 | ANDREW LePAGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A citizens group that has repeatedly fought attempts to further develop Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park is making waves again, this time to prevent the popular Raging Waters amusement park from expanding. In recent years, Raging Waters, a 50-acre water-slide attraction in the northwest corner of the 2,000-acre Bonelli Park, has been drawing huge crowds on peak summertime weekends.
HOME & GARDEN
June 16, 2005 | David A. Keeps, Special to The Times
"You've heard of interior decorators?" Annette Gutierrez asks rhetorically. "Well, we consider ourselves exterior decorators." It's a fitting label for the owners of the new garden furnishings shop Pot-ted. Gutierrez (below, right), a former screenwriter, and Mary Gray, a set designer, have filled their Atwater Village store with glazed pottery, rustic wood picture frames, handcrafted mirrors and other accessories.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
Raging Waters amusement park was accused of negligence Tuesday in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a 17-year-old Paramount girl paralyzed when her float tube collided with a man at the park's "Raging Rivers" ride. Rocio Estrada, a senior at Paramount High School, suffered a broken neck in the accident Aug. 17 at the park in San Dimas, said her attorney, James Fox. Fox said Rocio's uncle lost control of his tube and it was swept away in the current.
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