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April 5, 2001 | GENE MADDAUS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Three Rialto mothers on Wednesday sought to persuade the Mexican government to arrest and extradite the man suspected of killing their sons. Alfred Flores, 21, is accused of killing Ricardo Torres, 15, Alexander Ayala, 17, and Jason Van Kleef, 18. The three were last seen leaving their homes March 19. All were found shot to death, two along a rural road in the Lytle Creek area of San Bernardino County and one in a vacant lot in Rialto.
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July 14, 2003 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
Only months after he became San Bernardino County's top administrative officer in 1994, James Hlawek confided to his friend Harry Mays, the man he had just replaced, that he was going to retire with more than just a pension, according to court records. He planned to get rich. Over the next five years, Hlawek pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes, mostly paid in fat bundles of cash by businessmen seeking his influence on county contracts and permits, court records show.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kenneth J. Walsh, a former landfill company executive convicted in a San Bernardino County government corruption case, was sentenced Friday to 18 months in federal prison--the stiffest sentence yet handed out in a series of scandals. In the mid-1990s, Walsh, 53, of Carlsbad, made his mark in San Bernardino County with what was the traditional way at the time--through bribes. He made payments to the county's then-chief executive while his company received $20 million in public business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2001 | GENE MADDAUS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Three Rialto mothers on Wednesday sought to persuade the Mexican government to arrest and extradite the man suspected of killing their sons. Alfred Flores, 21, is accused of killing Ricardo Torres, 15, Alexander Ayala, 17, and Jason Van Kleef, 18. The three were last seen leaving their homes March 19. All were found shot to death, two along a rural road in the Lytle Creek area of San Bernardino County and one in a vacant lot in Rialto.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Bernardino County prosecutors Monday announced a $5-million settlement with backers of a failed bid to build the world's largest landfill in the Mojave Desert. Prosecutors accused Rail Cycle Ltd. of conducting a campaign of corporate espionage to discredit and financially cripple Cadiz Inc., a Santa Monica-based agribusiness with extensive holdings near the proposed dump site. Cadiz was the proposed landfill's chief foe.
NEWS
November 13, 1988 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, Times Urban Affairs Writer
Driving north or east from San Bernardino, you are soon in territory claimed by the "government in exile" of "Mojave County." Defeated at the polls last June in an attempt to break away from San Bernardino County and form a new political unit in these vast desert and mountain lands, Mojave County backers have announced plans to form a "government in exile" that will raise money, deal with federal and state agencies, perhaps even field its own police force.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2003 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
Only months after he became San Bernardino County's top administrative officer in 1994, James Hlawek confided to his friend Harry Mays, the man he had just replaced, that he was going to retire with more than just a pension, according to court records. He planned to get rich. Over the next five years, Hlawek pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes, mostly paid in fat bundles of cash by businessmen seeking his influence on county contracts and permits, court records show.
NEWS
December 19, 1988 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, Times Urban Affairs Writer
In San Bernardino County, environmentalists and developers, who have been at each other's throats elsewhere, have agreed on a countywide growth management plan that could lead to developer fees of $5,000 to $10,000 for each new housing unit. The president of the local chapter of the Building Industry Assn.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1990 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Between 30,000 and 60,000 people per day will attend a three-day pop-rock festival over Labor Day weekend at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, the festival promoter predicted Thursday. But a top county official said that promoter Michael Scafuto must pay more than $150,000 in overdue permit fees by next Friday if the Rock 'n' Roll's Main Event is to proceed. Scafuto denied that he is delinquent on permit fees and said the matter will be resolved by next week. The Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2000
The first of seven defendants who pleaded guilty in a bribery scandal involving millions of dollars of San Bernardino County government contracts was sentenced Monday to six months in federal custody. Ronald Canham, a 51-year-old management consultant from San Diego, was ordered to spend three months in prison and three months in a halfway house and pay $14,000 in restitution and fines. Canham pleaded guilty last year to paying a $10,000 cash bribe to James J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Bernardino County prosecutors Monday announced a $5-million settlement with backers of a failed bid to build the world's largest landfill in the Mojave Desert. Prosecutors accused Rail Cycle Ltd. of conducting a campaign of corporate espionage to discredit and financially cripple Cadiz Inc., a Santa Monica-based agribusiness with extensive holdings near the proposed dump site. Cadiz was the proposed landfill's chief foe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kenneth J. Walsh, a former landfill company executive convicted in a San Bernardino County government corruption case, was sentenced Friday to 18 months in federal prison--the stiffest sentence yet handed out in a series of scandals. In the mid-1990s, Walsh, 53, of Carlsbad, made his mark in San Bernardino County with what was the traditional way at the time--through bribes. He made payments to the county's then-chief executive while his company received $20 million in public business.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1990 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Between 30,000 and 60,000 people per day will attend a three-day pop-rock festival over Labor Day weekend at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, the festival promoter predicted Thursday. But a top county official said that promoter Michael Scafuto must pay more than $150,000 in overdue permit fees by next Friday if the Rock 'n' Roll's Main Event is to proceed. Scafuto denied that he is delinquent on permit fees and said the matter will be resolved by next week. The Sept.
NEWS
December 19, 1988 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, Times Urban Affairs Writer
In San Bernardino County, environmentalists and developers, who have been at each other's throats elsewhere, have agreed on a countywide growth management plan that could lead to developer fees of $5,000 to $10,000 for each new housing unit. The president of the local chapter of the Building Industry Assn.
NEWS
November 13, 1988 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, Times Urban Affairs Writer
Driving north or east from San Bernardino, you are soon in territory claimed by the "government in exile" of "Mojave County." Defeated at the polls last June in an attempt to break away from San Bernardino County and form a new political unit in these vast desert and mountain lands, Mojave County backers have announced plans to form a "government in exile" that will raise money, deal with federal and state agencies, perhaps even field its own police force.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1996
Iwerks Entertainment, a Burbank developer of specialty theaters, said it has signed contracts with a total value of about $5 million to develop four new theaters, including the company's first 3-D theater to be erected in the Ontario Mills Mall in San Bernardino County. The planned 3-D theater, which will be operated jointly by San Bernardino County government and Ogden Entertainment of New York, is scheduled to open in 1997.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 2000
The county's former investment officer was sentenced to federal prison Thursday for his role in a bribery scandal that has engulfed San Bernardino County government. Sol Levin, 68, of Redlands received a one-year prison term for accepting bribes, a felony, said Assistant U.S. Atty. Edward Moreton. Along with three business executives, Levin and three former top county officials have pleaded guilty in the corruption case.
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