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July 8, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Redlands school district officials waited six weeks to tell police about allegations of a sexual relationship between a teenage student and a teacher who later gave birth to his baby, according to court records. The Redlands Police Department said in a search warrant that school officials appeared to ignore state law, which requires educators to immediately report abuse allegations to authorities. The teacher, Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst, was charged Monday with multiple sex crimes involving three boys who were her students.
July 5, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A Redlands high school teacher arrested this week after giving birth to a baby allegedly fathered by one of her students may have had inappropriate sexual relationships with three students from two schools, authorities say. Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst, 28, joined the Redlands Unified School District six years ago as an English teacher at Redlands High School and allegedly began sexual relationships with two boys, one as young as 14, authorities say....
July 3, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A former student has come forward to police alleging he had sex with a Redlands high school teacher arrested by authorities, who revealed her child was fathered by a student. Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst, 28, was arrested Monday night on suspicion of having a nearly yearlong sexual relationship with a Citrus Valley High School student. Whitehurst gave birth June 18 to a child, whose father is the victim, said Cmdr. Shawn Ryan of the Redlands Police Department. But the troubles for the English teacher and advisor escalated after her arrest became public Tuesday.
July 2, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A 28-year-old Redlands high school teacher has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a teenage boy who authorities allege is father of her child. Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst was arrested Monday morning for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor after she was questioned by Redlands police detectives at her home in the city. Whitehurst teaches at Citrus Valley High School in Redlands, where she was an advisor to the then-16-year-old student. The sexual relationship began last summer and continued for nearly a year, according detectives.
June 10, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
Residents and hikers in Redlands have been put on notice after two mountain lion sightings were reported recently in the city's canyon areas. The last reported sighting occurred about 9 p.m. Saturday on Sunset Hills Lane near Horse Trail Drive, which is in a neighborhood that abuts hills in the San Bernardino County community. A similar sighting was reported in the same area last week. While hundreds of mountain lion sightings are reported annually in California, attacks are few and fatalities rare.
May 28, 2013 | By Shan Li
A Redlands broker allegedly stole $4.2 million from two client accounts, including one set up for an Alzheimer's patient, and gave the money to two friends who spent lavishly on a vacation home and casino gambling, according to a complaint by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. John Thomas Thornes, 46, and his firm, Thornes & Associates Inc. Investment Securities, are accused of dipping into two customer trust accounts over more than two years through illicit transactions masquerading as loans, according to the complaint filed Tuesday.
May 3, 2013 | By A Times Staff Writer
Officials were dealing with a new fire Friday, this one in Redlands. According to Cal Fire, the blaze had burned at least 20 acres near Interstate 10 and Wabash Avenue. Cal Fire said the 10 Freeway eastbound was closed.  
February 5, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Kylie Fitts, a defensive lineman from Redlands East Valley High who was once committed to USC, announced Tuesday night that he would attend UCLA, the final stab on a tumultuous day for Trojans Coach Lane Kiffin and his staff on the eve of national signing day. Fitts' announcement came after three out-of-state recruits - defensive back Jalen Ramsey of Tennessee and defensive linemen Jason Hatcher of Kentucky and Torrodney Prevot of Texas - reportedly...
June 3, 2012 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
The next president of the University of Redlands will be Ralph W. Kuncl, a neurology professor who has been the provost and executive vice president at the University of Rochester, school officials announced Saturday. Kuncl is expected in mid-August to succeed James R. Appleton, who has served as president of the University of Redlands for more than 20 years over two non-consecutive terms. The private university, which enrolls 4,700 students, offers undergraduate and graduate programs at its main Inland Empire campus in Redlands and satellite facilities throughout Southern California.
February 18, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
Choose any significant soccer event in Southern California over the last 38 years, and chances are Ralph Perez was there. The 1984 Olympic Games? He worked as a statistician "just so I could get to the games. " The World Cup a decade later? He was a technical advisor. Major League Soccer? He was with the league from the start and even helped coach the Galaxy to two MLS Cup wins. He also founded programs at Cal State Los Angeles and Cal State San Bernardino, ran teams at Cal State Fullerton and Whittier College and might be the only man in history to coach teams in all three divisions of NCAA play, the MLS, the Olympics and the World Cup. All of that won him a lifetime achievement award last month at the National Soccer Coaches Assn.
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