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June 29, 1997 | From A Times Staff Writer
Four members of a San Bernardino church died Saturday after their van, en route to Raging Waters in San Dimas, overturned on the westbound San Bernardino Freeway, authorities said. The crash happened about 9:20 a.m. near the Towne Avenue exit in Pomona, California Highway Patrol Officer John Escobedo said.
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September 27, 2007 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
A late afternoon brush fire in San Bernardino shut down the 215 Freeway for nearly two hours Wednesday, charring two vacant buildings and forcing the evacuation of a mall. The four-acre fire broke out about 4:30 p.m., just hours after firefighters had contained a smaller blaze about 100 yards away. The cause of both fires is under investigation, officials said. "It was an awesome sight to see," San Bernardino Fire Capt.
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December 28, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Four people were killed in Montclair during the night when a Chevrolet Blazer slammed into an overturned gasoline tanker truck causing a fiery explosion that shut down the San Bernardino Freeway in both directions for several hours, authorities said today. A 36-year-old Glendora woman was believed to be at the wheel of the Blazer when it hit the twin tanker, according to a California Highway Patrol spokesman.
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September 20, 2005 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
A shooting on the San Bernardino Freeway near Fontana early Monday morning left two Rialto men hospitalized and led to the closure of all westbound lanes for several hours during the morning rush hour, authorities said. A black Ford Taurus approached the victims' car on Interstate 10 near Sierra Avenue about 2:40 a.m., and shots were fired, hitting the driver in the jaw and the passenger in the buttocks, said San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jodi Miller.
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January 22, 2000 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The special lanes along the San Bernardino Freeway designed to speed express buses in and out of Los Angeles have been clogged to a standstill by carpoolers taking advantage of new state legislation, transportation officials say. "It's a complete breakdown," an exasperated California Department of Transportation official said Friday, struggling to deal with the emerging problems on the San Bernardino Freeway carpool lanes--one in each direction--between the Civic Center and El Monte.
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June 21, 2001 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A tense standoff continued past midnight between police and a gun-wielding robber who had led officers on a high-speed, 4 1/2-hour chase across freeways filled with rush-hour traffic Wednesday before barricading himself in his van on the San Bernardino Freeway in Baldwin Park. The standoff began at 7:50 p.m. when the man apparently ran out of gas on the eastbound San Bernardino.
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October 14, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Las Vegas couple died Tuesday morning when their light plane fell from the sky, clipped the roof of a house, caromed off two parked cars and crashed into a sound wall beside the San Bernardino Freeway in Rosemead. Debris from the single-engine Piper Cherokee spilled over the wall and onto the eastbound lanes of the freeway, forcing the closure of one lane and creating a traffic jam that snarled morning commuter traffic for more than three hours. The crash occurred at 6:05 a.m.
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November 15, 1992
Caltrans plans the following closures on area freeways: * In El Monte, the Garvey Avenue off-ramp on the westbound San Bernardino Freeway (10) will be closed from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday for guardrail repair. * In El Monte, the connector from the San Gabriel Freeway (605) to the westbound San Bernardino Freeway (10) will be closed from 6 a.m. to noon Sunday for guardrail repair. * In Pomona, the Orange Grove off-ramp on the westbound San Bernardino Freeway (10) will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.
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June 8, 2005 | Eric Malnic, Times Staff Writer
Traffic came to a standstill on the San Bernardino Freeway for more than four hours Tuesday during an armed standoff in Alhambra between law enforcement officers and a suspect they had chased more than 75 miles after a bungled kidnapping attempt in Ventura County. The televised standoff finally ended about 3:15 p.m.
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October 19, 2004 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
A man threatening to jump off the interchange of Interstate 15 and the San Bernardino Freeway in Ontario created a major rush-hour traffic jam Monday afternoon after authorities temporarily halted traffic. Police said a 41-year-old Monrovia man stopped his Nissan Maxima on the interchange at 1:55 p.m., and at times dangled his legs off the highest part of the overpass, said David McBride, an Ontario police spokesman.
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May 18, 2002 | Steve Harvey
Isn't there already enough hissing among commuters on the freeways? KNX radio trafficmeister Jim Thornton reported that a pair of rattlesnakes were spotted Friday morning on an onramp of the San Bernardino Freeway in Yucaipa. "I guess they were sunning themselves," Thornton said, "or doing whatever reptiles do on onramps."
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June 22, 2001 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the state's longest freeway chase-standoffs in recent years ended early Thursday morning when a distraught driver was shot twice by SWAT team members in an assault operation assisted by a pair of remote control robots. The nearly 12-hour ordeal snarled traffic on the San Bernardino Freeway for hours and unfolded under the intense gaze of helicopter news cameras as the incident dominated coverage for several local TV stations.
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June 21, 2001 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A tense standoff continued past midnight between police and a gun-wielding robber who had led officers on a high-speed, 4 1/2-hour chase across freeways filled with rush-hour traffic Wednesday before barricading himself in his van on the San Bernardino Freeway in Baldwin Park. The standoff began at 7:50 p.m. when the man apparently ran out of gas on the eastbound San Bernardino.
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September 1, 2000 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT and STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As if their weekday work commutes didn't provide enough in the way of traffic jams, millions of Southern Californians will celebrate the Labor Day weekend by getting in their cars and driving somewhere, most likely in heavy traffic. Many travelers will also be flying on a weekend that for many represents the end of summer and a chance for one last hurrah before returning to school, jobs and the commuting grind.
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July 6, 2000
Gov. Gray Davis has signed legislation that will once again require a minimum of three people in vehicles using the El Monte Busway diamond lane during peak commuting hours. Davis signed the law on Monday. Transit officials on Wednesday were hoping to have the new minimum requirements in place by the end of the month and to see an end to delays that have plagued the San Bernardino Freeway busway since the beginning of the year.
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June 27, 2000 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State lawmakers Monday took the unpleasant step of admitting a mistake and gave final legislative approval to a bill that corrects diamond-lane legislation that critics say is responsible for snarling traffic on the heavily used El Monte Busway. "It didn't work," said Assemblyman Bob Margett (R-Arcadia). "It was a mess. It was a catastrophe."
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