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December 23, 2003 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
The San Bernardino man who allegedly shot a sheriff's deputy last week, and then stunned investigators by pulling out a handgun and killing himself in a Sheriff's Department interview room after his arrest, was facing a third-strike felony charge and a possible life sentence if convicted, authorities said Monday. San Bernardino County Sheriff Gary Penrod also said investigators found that the suspect, Ricardo Alfonso Cerna, 47, had two bullets in his .
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April 17, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies are in a standoff with a man who fled as deputies tried to approach him at a shopping center in Fontana, authorities said. Deputies tried to make contact with the man, who is the subject of a criminal investigation, about 1:15 p.m. at Summit Plaza, said Sgt. Anthony Vega. As they approached, the man fled and a short vehicle pursuit ensued, Vega said. The man drove to a residence in the 3700 block of American Elm Road in the community of Rosena Ranch, where he has been holed up since.
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July 10, 2012 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
San Bernardino on Tuesday became the third California city in less than a month to seek bankruptcy protection, with officials saying the financial situation had become so dire that it could not cover payroll through the summer. The unexpected vote came at the suggestion of the interim city manager, who said the city faces a $46-million deficit and depleted coffers. "We have an immediate cash flow issue," Andrea Miller told the mayor and seven-member City Council. Discuss: How many other California cities face bankruptcy risk?
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April 14, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
Aaron Guy Leroux caught this shot at the start of the Los Angeles Tough Mudder race in San Bernardino on March 29. He took the photo with a Sony ILCE-7. Follow Samantha Schaefer on  Twitter . Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our  Flickr page  or  reader submission gallery .  Follow us on Twitter  and on  Instagram  or visit  latimes.com/socalmoments  for more on this photo series.
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May 2, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
A wind-driven fire that threatened a mobile home park in San Bernardino was extinguished with damage to one home, authorities said The fire started about 11:22 a.m. at the San Bernardino Spa Mobile Home Estates, and was contained a little more than an hour later, authorities said. About 20 to 25 mobile homes were threatened as the fire spread through a row of tall palm and pine trees, San Bernardino Fire Department Capt. Kevinn Whitaker said. About 75 firefighters from multiple agencies battled flames in the treetops that rose 75 feet to 100 feet in the air. The blaze partially burned the roof of one mobile home and two sheds, Whitaker said.
OPINION
October 22, 1995
"A City Racked by Woe" (Oct. 10) merely rehashed old information about crime and unemployment in San Bernardino. The influx on new employers finding a well-qualified work force, tremendous values in real estate, and a community focused on development are encouraging signs for this city's bright future. Santa Fe is investing over $150 million in its San Bernardino distribution facility, making it an important transportation rail hub for Southern California. Our state university and close neighbors, Loma Linda University and University of Redlands, have made approximately $400 million in capital improvements in the last few years.
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March 13, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino City Fire Department investigators were at the scene late Thursday of a triple-fatality car crash. A fourth victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Few details were available on the single-automobile wreck, which occurred near East 5th Street east of Cooley Street. The Press-Enterprise reported that the car rolled over near a bridge and plunged 20 feet into a flood control channel. "The car was on fire and there was screaming in there,” a witness, a woman who identified herself only as Rose, told the newspaper.
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February 5, 2014 | By Rick Rojas
Voters in San Bernardino elected a political newcomer and certified public accountant as mayor of the bankrupt city. Carey Davis was chosen Tuesday to take the helm at a particularly rough moment for San Bernardino, leaving him to wrestle with crime problems and the loss of businesses, as well as the issues that contributed to the bankruptcy, such as the city's costly pension obligations and an evaporating tax base.  Davis received 56% of...
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July 23, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
San Bernardino police are investigating a possible hate crime in which a wooden swastika was apparently set on fire. Authorities said residents in the 2800 block of Sepulveda Avenue called police just after midnight Sunday to report a wooden swastika ablaze in the middle of the street. Officers arrived and found a resident had already extinguished the fire, said Lt. Paul Williams. It was unclear whether the incident was targeted to anyone specifically. “We need a victim to have a hate crime,” Williams said.
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September 5, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
A former San Bernardino police officer was arrested Thursday on charges that he forced two prostitutes to have sex with him while he was on duty, according to court documents. Jose Jesus Perez, 46, was indicted on four civil rights offenses that involved aggravated sexual abuse "while acting under the color of law," court records show. The alleged offenses occurred over the course of several months in 2011, authorities say.  “The charges in this case describe disgraceful abuses of police authority that simply cannot be tolerated in our society,” U.S. Atty.
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April 11, 2014 | By Hector Becerra
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is cooperating with the FBI in a civil rights investigation over allegations that inmates have been mistreated at a jail facility, sheriff's officials said Friday evening. The alleged abuse took place at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. According to a statement, on March 5 members of the department's command staff "received information regarding possible misconduct by department personnel ... and immediately launched an investigation.
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March 17, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Four baggage handlers at Lindbergh Field have been indicted on charges of smuggling cocaine and methamphetamine aboard planes set for destinations across the country. Federal officials said it is believed to be the first drug prosecution of employees at Lindbergh Field, the region's international airport. The four, current or former employees of Delta Global Services, worked in tandem with seven drug couriers who were also indicted, officials said. The baggage handlers would take backpacks of drugs from the couriers and then, using their security badges, place a backpack aboard a plane, which the courier would then pick up when the plane reached New York City, Nashville, Detroit, Baltimore, Hawaii and other locations, according to the federal indictment.
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March 16, 2014 | By Rosanna Xia
The pastor of the Muscoy United Methodist Church in San Bernardino has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing two boys, authorities said. Stephen Howard, 54, of Fontana was arrested Thursday on suspicion of lewd acts with a child under 14 and oral copulation and sodomy with a person under 18, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. The alleged victims, now 14 and 23 years old, previously attended the church and said Howard gave them money in exchange for the sexual abuse, authorities said.
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March 14, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Four female occupants of a car were killed after the driver lost control on a San Bernardino road Thursday night and plunged into a flood control channel, authorities said. The crash occurred after the car spun out and went through a rail, causing two of the occupants to be ejected while the vehicle plunged into the flood channel, burst into flames and burned the other two "beyond recognition," according to the California Highway Patrol. Earlier reports had put the number of dead at three.
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March 13, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino City Fire Department investigators were at the scene late Thursday of a triple-fatality car crash. A fourth victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Few details were available on the single-automobile wreck, which occurred near East 5th Street east of Cooley Street. The Press-Enterprise reported that the car rolled over near a bridge and plunged 20 feet into a flood control channel. "The car was on fire and there was screaming in there,” a witness, a woman who identified herself only as Rose, told the newspaper.
BUSINESS
March 8, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
A children's bunk room that sleeps 12, maids quarters and a guesthouse mean there's plenty of room for the ski crowd at this three-story retreat on a wooded lot in the San Bernardino Mountains. The lodge-like living room, with soaring ceilings and wooden beams, centers on an oversized stone fireplace. Location: 160 Cedar Ridge Drive, Lake Arrowhead 92352 Asking price: $7.499 million Year built: 1996 House size: Nine bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 17,000 square feet Lot size: Four acres Features: Paneled office, den with bar, elevator, library, two-island kitchen, breakfast nook, gym, indoor spa and sauna, wine cellar and tasting room, terraces, attached garage space for six vehicles, outdoor kitchen About the area: Last year, 534 single-family homes sold in the 92352 ZIP Code at a median price of $285,000, according to DataQuick.
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November 6, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
A recall effort in bankrupt San Bernardino ousted a number of elected officials Tuesday, including a longtime city councilwoman who, despite facing the music in her own district, managed to be the top vote-getter in the citywide race to be mayor, according to unofficial election results.  That councilwoman, Wendy McCammack, led the pack of 10 candidates running for mayor with just under 25% of the 11,161 votes cast in the race. She heads to a February runoff with Carey Davis, an accountant and political newcomer.  McCammack, a member of the council for 13 years, has disputed critics who say that she contributed to the city's decline.
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April 8, 2013 | By Phil Willon
San Bernardino police arrested a neighborhood handyman in connection with the violent, home-invasion slaying of a 76-year-old woman in November, authorities said Monday, adding that the suspect could also possibly be linked to two other elderly women who were killed while alone in their homes. Jerome Anthony Rogers, a 58-year-old registered sex offender, was arrested on suspicion of murder for the slaying of Mary Beth Blaskey on Nov. 14. Blaskey's son found his mother dead, and her home ransacked, when he dropped by to take her to a doctor's appointment.
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March 6, 2014 | By Jean Merl
Hoping to pick up an Inland Empire congressional district in this year's elections, Democratic campaign officials got behind Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar from the start and hoped party voters would do the same. But the three other Democrats in the race to succeed retiring Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) have so far refused to leave and one of them, Colton attorney Eloise Gomez Reyes, appears to be gaining momentum. Reyes, a first-time candidate who has supported other Democratic candidates and local causes for years, recently landed endorsements from two House members - Reps.
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March 4, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- Three months after Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers received a 5% pay raise, a state panel is set to meet next week to begin considering whether to provide further increases, and the chairman of the group says data from counties indicates California elected officials are underpaid. The State Citizens Compensation Commission, which is appointed by the governor, meets March 13 at Sacramento City Hall to begin the process of setting salaries for the governor, other statewide constitutional officers and state legislators.
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