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May 25, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The City Council voted 6 to 1 this week to do away with the Orange Blossom Festival because of violence at the annual street fair in downtown Riverside last weekend. Police made several arrests at the street fair, breaking up a fight and citing a woman on suspicion of public intoxication and threatening a peace officer. The city hopes to organize a new event with a stronger emphasis on Riverside's history and culture to replace the one organized by the nonprofit Orange Blossom Festival Assn.
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June 30, 2008 | Deborah Schoch
Those who have never seen Riverside may picture it in the language of L.A. drive-time radio: Triple-digit heat. Foreclosures. Traffic. But unlike some cities on the coast, its 312,000 residents started long ago to transform their downtown rather than dismantle it. Downtown's Mission Inn Avenue speaks to their powers of imagination. The gracious former YWCA, designed by Hearst Castle architect Julia Morgan, is now the Riverside Art Museum.
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August 7, 2005 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer
A gastric bypass surgeon in Riverside has been accused by state medical regulators of mishandling the care of 11 patients, including six who died, casting a harsh spotlight on the possible risks of a burgeoning -- and lucrative -- enterprise embraced by many California hospitals. Dr.
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January 25, 2008 | Charles Ornstein
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Thursday reinstated a defamation lawsuit filed by a prominent South Korean fertility scientist against a Riverside doctor who has been critical of his work. In November, Judge James R. Dunn threw out the suit by Dr. Kwang-Yul Cha against Dr. Bruce Flamm, citing a state law intended to stop lawsuits of questionable merit that could limit discourse on matters of public interest. Dunn reversed the decision after Cha's lawyers filed a motion citing new evidence and other arguments.
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September 5, 2003 | Kristina Sauerwein, Times Staff Writer
The Inland Empire honored hometown hero Bobby Bonds on Thursday in a packed memorial service for the late Riverside native and former all-star who played for the San Francisco Giants and many other teams. Bonds, father of current Giant slugger and single-season home-run record-holder Barry Bonds, was a multi-sport athlete at Poly High School who became one of the first in the majors to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in a season.
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August 4, 2007 | Jonathan Abrams, Times Staff Writer
A Riverside police officer shot and wounded a man wielding a replica handgun during a fight Friday outside a Denny's restaurant, and a bystander was injured in the gunfire. Officer Michael Paul Stucker fired three shots, hitting Dominique Thompson, 19, of Riverside with at least one round. The gunfire also wounded Tierre Whittaker, who was among the nearly 500 people who filled the parking lot as the area's nightclubs closed.
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December 30, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two 16-year-old girls expelled from a private Lutheran high school because they were alleged to be lesbians have sued the school for invasion of privacy and discrimination. The lawsuit, filed last week in Riverside County Superior Court, seeks the girls' reinstatement at California Lutheran High School, unspecified damages and an injunction barring the school from excluding gays and lesbians. Kirk D. Hanson, co-counsel for the girls, said the expulsion traumatized and humiliated them.
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September 29, 1991 | TED JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A controversial expansion of the city's eastern boundaries has led to a proposal that could ultimately extend Corona's reach thousands of acres farther to the south and east. Los Angeles-based SIC Corp. has proposed enlarging Corona's "sphere of influence" to include nearly 5,000 acres south of Cajalco Road and east to the shore of Lake Mathews.
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May 20, 2005 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Police on Thursday arrested the last remaining suspect in last week's slaying of a Corona teenager -- as thousands gathered the same day for the victim's funeral. Corona and Riverside police, acting on a tip, arrested Edward Juan Cuellar, 16, of Corona about 1 a.m. after the sport utility vehicle he was riding in with five other people was stopped on Van Buren Boulevard in Riverside, said Sgt. Neil Reynolds of the Corona Police Department.
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May 25, 2002 | TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest sign that Parkview Community Hospital in Riverside is struggling for survival, hospital officials announced this week that they can no longer handle emergency room patients. The hospital shut its emergency room doors indefinitely early in the week, sending patients scrambling to find alternative care facilities. "This will mean a struggle for everyone," said Dolores Green, executive director of the Riverside County Medical Assn.
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January 19, 2008 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
A fugitive wanted on suspicion of kidnapping, raping and torturing his girlfriend early last year was arrested Thursday morning by U.S. marshals, authorities said Friday. While wanted on those charges, officials said, Raul Carillo Alderete, 28, last month took his 11-month-old daughter from the North Hollywood home of his estranged wife, prompting a brief search by Los Angeles police until authorities determined that -- with no custody agreement between the couple -- he had committed no new crime.
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September 5, 2007 | From Times staff and wire reports
A man who displayed signs of "stimulant drug use" crashed his Mercedes-Benz through a gate at Riverside Municipal Airport on Tuesday morning and tried to steal a small airplane, authorities said. Orlando Brown, 25, of Riverside allegedly rammed through the gate and two chain-link fences about 6 a.m., then began looking at several parked planes. He entered one and tried to start it, but was arrested before he succeeded, said Steven Frasher, a spokesman for the Riverside Police Department.
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August 25, 2007 | Jonathan Abrams, Times Staff Writer
Riverside officials announced the county's first permanent gang injunction Friday, saying gang activity had eroded the community's ability to enjoy one of its oldest parks. Patterson Park was once a launching point for future major leaguers such as Dusty Baker, Bobby Bonds and Alvin Davis. But recently, it has become the domain of the East Side Riva gang, marked by killings and threats. "This is a park that has literally been taken over by the East Side Riva," said Riverside County Dist. Atty.
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August 4, 2007 | Jonathan Abrams, Times Staff Writer
A Riverside police officer shot and wounded a man wielding a replica handgun during a fight Friday outside a Denny's restaurant, and a bystander was injured in the gunfire. Officer Michael Paul Stucker fired three shots, hitting Dominique Thompson, 19, of Riverside with at least one round. The gunfire also wounded Tierre Whittaker, who was among the nearly 500 people who filled the parking lot as the area's nightclubs closed.
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August 1, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A mother of two who disappeared last week was found in Phoenix on Tuesday where she was found illegally swimming in an irrigation canal. Melissa Jo Lindstrom-Harnit, 35, was reported missing July 24 after a hired caregiver arrived at her Riverside home to find her 8-year-old autistic son and 1-year-old daughter unattended, said Riverside police spokesman Steven Frasher. The daughter was bleeding from numerous cuts.
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July 24, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Riverside police have arrested two men on suspicion of murder in the death of a 38-year-old woman whose body was found July 17 wrapped in plastic sheeting in an orange grove in Riverside's Arlington Heights area. Police located Ernesto Antonio Pena, 30, in San Diego, where he was in custody for another matter. They arrested Scott Stephen Hussey, 38, as he drove to his home, which was being searched by officers. Both men are from Riverside.
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May 5, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A former union bookkeeper has been charged with embezzling more than $178,000 from Inland Empire construction laborers' funds. Leslie Patricia Bell, 39, of Palm Desert was charged Monday in U.S. District Court with taking dues paid by some of the 3,200 members of Laborers International Union of North America Local 1184 in Riverside.
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October 20, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police officers shot and killed a 34-year-old man early Thursday after he attacked one of them during a traffic stop, authorities said. The man's name was not released, and it was not clear why he was stopped. After obeying orders to get out of his car in the 5800 block of Babb Avenue, the man turned and threw one of the officers to the ground and assaulted him, said Steve Frasher, a spokesman for the Riverside Police Department. Police are investigating whether the suspect was armed.
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July 21, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
A woman whose body was found in an orange grove Tuesday was identified by a family member as Sherri Suzanne Moore, 38, of Riverside and Highgrove. Agricultural workers found the body, which was wrapped in cloth, in the Arlington Heights section of Riverside. After police described the woman's tattoos, which included the Disney character Goofy standing on top of a red rose on her inner ankle, the family member contacted police.
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July 11, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
Eight Riverside police officers were honored Tuesday night for their work recovering more than 154 stolen vehicles last year with a total value of more than $1 million. The officers -- Det. Matt Lewis and Officers Cory Camp, Bryan Crawford, Sancho Lopez, Shea McMahon, Aurelio Melendrez, Michael O'Boyle and Chris Williams -- arrested 73 people for grand theft auto in 2006.
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