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May 18, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The Board of Supervisors approved a program to monitor high-risk people on probation, such as sex offenders, with cellphones and ankle bands that serve as global-positioning trackers. Irvine-based Sentinel Offender Services also will provide GPS tracking, plus electronic radio monitoring for low-risk offenders, through 2008. County officials said its probation department is the first in the state to use GPS.
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April 22, 2014 | By Richard Winton
A man was charged Tuesday with breaking into a Claremont home and raping a 12-year-old girl. Joseph Davall, 33, of Yucca Valley, allegedly entered the home in Claremont on March 21, came upon a young girl alone in her bed and sexually assaulted her. “He was a stranger. She doesn't know the man,” said Sarah Ardalani, a spokeswoman with the L.A. County district attorney's office. Throughout the attack the young girl fought the suspect, prosecutors said. Davall allegedly entered the home sometime after 10:30 p.m. The girl awoke after hearing a strange noise and then was confronted by the assailant.
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October 4, 2013 | By Lisa Girion
Amid a rising number of West Nile virus cases and the first death of the year, San Bernardino County officials issued a warning Friday about the illness, which is spread by mosquitoes. The name, age and gender of the person who died were not made public. Authorities said they were aware of 10 people in San Bernardino County who showed symptoms of West Nile virus so far this year. San Bernardino County Health Officer Maxwell Ohikhuare urged residents to take precautions. “We continue to see an increase of WNV activity throughout the county," Ohikhuare said in a statement.
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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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April 23, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A San Bernardino County couple had to evacuate their home Tuesday when a freak landslide swept away part of the hill under the structure. A giant section of earth -- about 30 feet wide, 15 feet long and 150 feet deep -- collapsed beneath a Grand Terrace hillside home shortly before 8 a.m., authorities said. The ground beneath the expansive home's garage and rear patio slid down the 300-foot cliff the home rests on, said San Bernardino County fire Capt. Ed Noble. The patio and garage, however, did not actually collapse.
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July 16, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded as he served an eviction notice in San Bernardino on Tuesday morning, officials said. The deputy was serving an eviction notice in the 1400 block of Date Street at 10:11 a.m. when an unknown shooter opened fire on the officer, said Cindy Bachman, a sheriff's spokeswoman. The deputy was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital. Bachman said initial reports indicated that he should survive. The deputy was not identified. Bachman said at this stage she does not know what happened to the shooter or whether the deputy was able to discharge his weapon before or after being shot.
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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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January 24, 2013 | By Alejandro Lazo
San Bernardino County and two of its cities abandoned a plan that would use eminent domain to seize troubled mortgages and write down debt for homeowners. A Joint Powers Authority that the county and the cities formed last year to study the idea voted unanimously on Thursday to shelve the proposal. Greg Devereaux, county chief executive and chairman of the authority, said the group decided to give up on the idea due to a lack of public support. “We are taking that off the table," Devereaux said Thursday.
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April 23, 2013 | By KTLA
This post has been corrected.  See the note at the bottom for details . Two young boys were in the hospital Tuesday after being attacked by a pit bull in San Bernardino County. Officials said the boys -- 1 and 2 years old -- were playing in the fenced backyard of family friends when the friends' family dog attacked. Both boys were rushed to the emergency room, officials said. The 8-year-old pit bull was quarantined and will be transferred to a humane facility, officials said.
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July 16, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy serving an eviction notice Tuesday was shot before he got out of his car by one or more gunmen in another vehicle, authorities said. Sheriff's spokesman Lori Miller said it is believed the shooter or shooters were still in their vehicle when they opened fire on the deputies, who were in separate cars in the 1400 block of East Date Street near Del Rosa Avenue. The bullets pierced the front windshield of one of the two cruisers, striking the deputy, Miller said.
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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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April 3, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Singer Chris Brown has been taken by U.S. marshals from the Los Angeles County jail system so he can appear at his assault trial in Washington, D.C., later this month. Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, confirmed Thursday that the R&B singer had been taken by federal marshals to the San Bernardino County jail while he awaits transportation to Washington, D.C. Inmate records show he was taken from "LA cell block" at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. Law enforcement sources said he was set to be flown out to the East Coast on Thursday, the same day a hearing had been scheduled for a motion by Geragos seeking to block Brown's transfer to federal authorities, arguing it would hurt his ability to confer with his client before the trial.  Geragos had also sought permission to transport the singer himself, but as soon as the motion was filed, the attorney said federal authorities took his client.
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March 27, 2014 | By Tim Logan
Population growth in Southern California slowed last year, and that helped lead to softer demand for housing. The number of residents in the seven-county region grew 0.8% to 21.7 million last year, a slight dip from 0.82% growth the previous year, according to figures released Thursday by the Census Bureau. The populations of the Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Ventura counties grew 0.5% to 0.9%, and Imperial County shrank 0.1%. But populations of Riverside and San Diego counties grew faster than the state as a whole, rising 1.2% and 1.1%, respectively.
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March 19, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A San Bernardino County woman has been given permission to shoot and kill the mountain lion blamed for killing her llama should it return to her 60-acre ranch in Devore. The mountain lion was spotted in the area over the weekend and Shelly Smith, who has lived on the Cable Canyon Road ranch for more than 25 years, blames the state's drought for driving the mountain lion down onto her property. "We're just assuming that he's thirsty and hungry and coming down for that reason, but unfortunately it's terrorizing our property," Smith told  NBC-LA . After hearing screaming sounds a few weeks ago, Smith said she found her llama, "Frosty," dead and another llama that had been bitten.
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March 12, 2014 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO -- A man jailed in Los Angeles County for a month because he was mistaken for someone with the same name and birth date lost a legal effort Wednesday to hold law enforcement agencies responsible for the mix-up. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected  claims by Santiago Rivera that the Los Angeles and San Bernardino County sheriff's departments violated his constitutional rights when they arrested and held him based on a warrant for another man. “The deputies were not unreasonable in believing that Rivera was the subject of the warrant at the time of arrest,” Judge Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain, a Reagan appointee, wrote for the court.
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February 27, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
More than five months after a man fatally overdosed at a San Bernardino County rave, the sponsor of that event, Los Angeles-based rave company Insomniac Inc., said this week it will not hold its annual March rave at the county-owned San Manuel Amphitheater. Instead, the Beyond Wonderland rave will be expanding to Las Vegas. Nocturnal Wonderland, which has been held in San Bernardino County every year in September, will be headed to Nevada too. Insomniac says it still plans to hold Beyond Wonderland, Nocturnal Wonderland, and its Halloween-themed Escape from Wonderland rave somewhere in Southern California and is pursuing new venues.
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November 12, 2009 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
San Bernardino County public health officials have declared a state of emergency due to H1N1 flu, one in a series of federal, state and local declarations intended to position authorities to deal with people sickened by the new flu strain. President Obama's declaration of a national H1N1 emergency last month came eight months after California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a statewide emergency. Local health officials say that by declaring emergencies at their level, they hope to lay claim to more vaccines and other resources, or be reimbursed by state and federal officials for mass vaccination clinics and other efforts.
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January 8, 2009 | David Kelly
After months of silence in the face of persistent reports of drug addiction and official misconduct, San Bernardino County Assessor Bill Postmus this week admitted abusing drugs and making other "errors" while in office. He also vowed not to seek reelection when his term ends in 2011.
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February 11, 2014 | By Joel Rubin
Law enforcement officers who faced off with Christopher Dorner at a cabin in Big Bear violated no laws and "had no choice" but to engage in a fierce firefight with the fugitive, according to a detailed review of the incident by prosecutors. In a 59-page report released Tuesday, the San Bernardino County district attorney's office formally cleared more than three dozen officers from several law enforcement agencies who were involved in the standoff. The findings mean no criminal charges will be brought against any of the officers.
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February 8, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Despite staggering rates of unemployment, the Inland Empire continued to pull tens of thousands of people from Los Angeles County during the recession and its aftermath - the nation's biggest net county-to-county movement from 2007 to 2011 - new Census Bureau estimates reveal. Roughly 35,000 more people poured into the Inland Empire from Los Angeles County than moved in the opposite direction. The migration occurred even as Riverside and San Bernardino counties lost some 144,000 jobs.
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