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November 28, 2002 | Martin Henderson,John Ortega, From Staff Reports
Glenn Thompkins, the first-year football coach at Rialto Eisenhower High, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion he had a sexual relationship with an underage female student. Thompkins, 26, was taken off campus about 2:30 p.m. and booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. He posted bail, which was set at $10,000.
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November 24, 2007 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Rialto city officials have declared a state of emergency, citing concerns about a shrinking water supply in danger of further contamination by dangerous chemicals. The City Council voted on the declaration Tuesday in an attempt to secure state funding to halt the spread of industrial perchlorate in city groundwater. The growing, six-mile-long chemical plume in the north end of the San Bernardino County city contaminates 360 million gallons of groundwater each month.
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November 22, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Two dogs that fatally mauled an infant Tuesday remain caged and quarantined at an animal shelter, and their future is uncertain. The two 4-year-old Siberian huskies mauled Josie Hearon, who was 25 days old, Tuesday morning after the girl's mother stepped out to the front porch to speak with a pest control worker. Rialto police Det. Mary Ortiz said she would consult with the district attorney's office before deciding what should be done with the dogs.
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June 11, 2007 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer
Although the opening of the final leg of the 210 Freeway through Rialto and San Bernardino is still several months away, merchants and city officials are gleeful at the thought of new businesses already being planned along the roadway and for another route to the Los Angeles area.
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December 17, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
Federal authorities on Thursday took legal action against a Rialto tax preparation business accused of submitting fraudulent returns that cost the federal treasury $20 million. The federal lawsuit was filed by the tax division of the U.S. Justice Department. The suit claims that from 1999 to 2003 Carla D. Berry, Karen D. Berry, Valerie Dixon and Ivan T. Johnson, or NCK Services Inc.
REAL ESTATE
October 16, 2005 | From Times wire reports
More Rialto homeowners living along busy streets can get up to $7,000 to spruce up their houses. The Exterior Home Beautification Program, designed to enhance the city's image, has been expanded to a neighborhood bounded by Riverside, Merrill and Pepper avenues and Base Line Road. Homeowners must live along a major thoroughfare. The 2-year-old Redevelopment Agency program provides grants of up to $7,000, said John Dutrey, city housing specialist.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2007 | Elizabeth Douglass, Times Staff Writer
Rialto is developing a taste for grease. A Rialto wastewater treatment plant will be powered in the future by used kitchen grease, waste sludge and a hydrogen fuel cell under a $15.1-million project to be announced today. The city of Rialto, which teamed with Chevron Energy Solutions and FuelCell Energy, said the endeavor would cut landfill wastes and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as bring in new revenue and save the city $800,000 a year in energy costs.
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May 22, 2003 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles-bound Metrolink commuter train collided with a car stuck in traffic at a railroad crossing in Rialto on Wednesday, killing the driver and disrupting train traffic throughout the afternoon, authorities said. The train hit the car at the Riverside Avenue crossing about 2:15 p.m., pushing it more than 400 feet down the tracks. The mangled car came to rest on the platform of the Rialto Metrolink station, said Lt. Tony Farrar of the Rialto Police Department.
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November 24, 2007 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Rialto city officials have declared a state of emergency, citing concerns about a shrinking water supply in danger of further contamination by dangerous chemicals. The City Council voted on the declaration Tuesday in an attempt to secure state funding to halt the spread of industrial perchlorate in city groundwater. The growing, six-mile-long chemical plume in the north end of the San Bernardino County city contaminates 360 million gallons of groundwater each month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2007 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer
Although the opening of the final leg of the 210 Freeway through Rialto and San Bernardino is still several months away, merchants and city officials are gleeful at the thought of new businesses already being planned along the roadway and for another route to the Los Angeles area.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2007 | Elizabeth Douglass, Times Staff Writer
Rialto is developing a taste for grease. A Rialto wastewater treatment plant will be powered in the future by used kitchen grease, waste sludge and a hydrogen fuel cell under a $15.1-million project to be announced today. The city of Rialto, which teamed with Chevron Energy Solutions and FuelCell Energy, said the endeavor would cut landfill wastes and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as bring in new revenue and save the city $800,000 a year in energy costs.
REAL ESTATE
October 16, 2005 | From Times wire reports
More Rialto homeowners living along busy streets can get up to $7,000 to spruce up their houses. The Exterior Home Beautification Program, designed to enhance the city's image, has been expanded to a neighborhood bounded by Riverside, Merrill and Pepper avenues and Base Line Road. Homeowners must live along a major thoroughfare. The 2-year-old Redevelopment Agency program provides grants of up to $7,000, said John Dutrey, city housing specialist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
Federal authorities on Thursday took legal action against a Rialto tax preparation business accused of submitting fraudulent returns that cost the federal treasury $20 million. The federal lawsuit was filed by the tax division of the U.S. Justice Department. The suit claims that from 1999 to 2003 Carla D. Berry, Karen D. Berry, Valerie Dixon and Ivan T. Johnson, or NCK Services Inc.
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January 4, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 19-year-old woman shot her ex-boyfriend, a Fontana police officer, to death at his home and then killed herself early Saturday, authorities said. Sheriff's deputies found the bodies of Mario Nelson, 31, and ex-girlfriend Antoinette Marie Smith just beyond the garage door of the officer's home in unincorporated Rialto, said Robin Haynal of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. A neighbor on Geremander Avenue called authorities about 7:15 a.m.
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May 22, 2003 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles-bound Metrolink commuter train collided with a car stuck in traffic at a railroad crossing in Rialto on Wednesday, killing the driver and disrupting train traffic throughout the afternoon, authorities said. The train hit the car at the Riverside Avenue crossing about 2:15 p.m., pushing it more than 400 feet down the tracks. The mangled car came to rest on the platform of the Rialto Metrolink station, said Lt. Tony Farrar of the Rialto Police Department.
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November 28, 2002 | Martin Henderson,John Ortega, From Staff Reports
Glenn Thompkins, the first-year football coach at Rialto Eisenhower High, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion he had a sexual relationship with an underage female student. Thompkins, 26, was taken off campus about 2:30 p.m. and booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. He posted bail, which was set at $10,000.
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March 10, 1998
After more than three decades with the city's police department, Capt. David Hinig is vying to become police chief of the Inland Empire city of Rialto. Rialto's city administrator is expected to make a final selection between Hinig and a deputy chief from Oakland by the end of the month. The two are currently undergoing background checks, officials said. Rialto is a growing San Bernardino County city with a population of 86,000, compared with a population of 52,000 in Arcadia.
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January 4, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 19-year-old woman shot her ex-boyfriend, a Fontana police officer, to death at his home and then killed herself early Saturday, authorities said. Sheriff's deputies found the bodies of Mario Nelson, 31, and ex-girlfriend Antoinette Marie Smith just beyond the garage door of the officer's home in unincorporated Rialto, said Robin Haynal of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. A neighbor on Geremander Avenue called authorities about 7:15 a.m.
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November 22, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Two dogs that fatally mauled an infant Tuesday remain caged and quarantined at an animal shelter, and their future is uncertain. The two 4-year-old Siberian huskies mauled Josie Hearon, who was 25 days old, Tuesday morning after the girl's mother stepped out to the front porch to speak with a pest control worker. Rialto police Det. Mary Ortiz said she would consult with the district attorney's office before deciding what should be done with the dogs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1998
After more than three decades with the city's police department, Capt. David Hinig is vying to become police chief of the Inland Empire city of Rialto. Rialto's city administrator is expected to make a final selection between Hinig and a deputy chief from Oakland by the end of the month. The two are currently undergoing background checks, officials said. Rialto is a growing San Bernardino County city with a population of 86,000, compared with a population of 52,000 in Arcadia.
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