August 15, 1985 |
Riverside and San Bernardino, the two largest cities in the booming Inland Empire, are only 10 miles apart, but they have very different personalities. San Bernardino is a rough-and-tumble town, where the former mayor once accused a City Council critic of behaving like a "gorilla in heat" and the county sheriff talks about his problems with "motorsickle" gangs. Riverside, on the other hand, prides itself on civility and graciousness.
March 5, 1999 |
Newspaper magnate William Dean Singleton said Thursday he would acquire the San Bernardino Sun as part of a rapid expansion of his reach in the Southern California marketplace. Gannett Co., the Sun's owner, said it would add the 80,000-circulation daily to a partnership already formed by Donrey Media Group and Garden State Newspapers, affiliates of Singleton's privately held MediaNews Group.
December 7, 1990 |
In the Senior Professional Baseball Assn.'s first year of operation, four of its eight franchises folded, one of its owners disappeared, two commissioners came and went and the league, either largely ignored or the target of derision, absorbed losses larger than expected. In this season, its second, the league for players 34 and over--catchers can be as young as 32--has come west, adding the San Bernardino Pride and Sun City (Ariz.) Rays.
December 28, 1990 |
The battle against a forest fire that killed a Fontana firefighter was marked by the use of inexperienced crews and a lack of medical equipment, a report says. Whether those problems contributed to Kenneth Enslow's death or hampered efforts to rescue him has yet to be determined by authorities investigating last August's Mendocino National Forest fire. The accident report by U.S.
April 28, 1990
The Orange County Register was one of four large-circulation sports sections in the country to be accorded triple-crown status in results of the annual Associated Press Sports Editors national contest, the results of which were announced Friday. The Register, the Dallas Morning News, the Detroit Free Press and Newsday were accorded Top Ten status in Sunday, Daily and Special Section categories.
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November 29, 2008 |
Three Redlands residents survived a Thanksgiving Day plane crash into an orange grove, authorities said. The victims were identified as pilot John Werle, 49; Kris Goodfellow, 38; and her 8-year-old son, Bennett Watson. The pilot and child were taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition, while Goodfellow suffered only minor injuries, said Bennett's father, George Watson. The boy's dog was also on the plane and was uninjured. Authorities said the single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza went down about a mile from Porterville Municipal Airport about 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
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March 27, 2010 |
In late April 2007, Mike Penner published an article unlike any of the thousands he had written for the Los Angeles Times . It was brief, just 823 words, and placed without fanfare on the second page of the Sports section that had been his home for 23 years. Under the headline "Old Mike, new Christine," Penner explained that he would soon assume a female identity and byline, a decision that followed "a million tears and hundreds of hours of soul-wrenching therapy." It was "heartache and unbearable discomfort" to remain a man, he explained.
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May 14, 2006 |
Whenever a U.S. helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, Army Sgt. Bryan Allen Brewster telephoned his family to assure them he was OK. But when Brewster's family heard news reports that 10 soldiers were killed May 5 in the crash of a CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter along the Pakistan border, there was no call from the 24-year-old sergeant. "Whenever there was a [helicopter] crash, he would call us," said his father, Louis. "He knew that we would be worried. He always called to tell us he was fine."
April 7, 1998 |
Times business writer Russ Stanton has been named business editor of The Times Orange County Edition. He succeeds Michael Young, who last month became managing editor of the edition. "Russ is a talented journalist with a wealth of experience in Orange County," Young said Monday. A veteran reporter and editor, Stanton, 39, joined the Times Orange County Edition business staff in November, covering the region's sprawling retail industry.
October 17, 1992 |
Tonnie L. Katz, one of two managing editors of the Register, on Friday was named editor, succeeding N. Christian Anderson. He was appointed executive vice president and associate publisher earlier this week. Katz, 47, joins the ranks of seven other women across the country who direct the news departments of newspapers with a circulation of more than 100,000, according to the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Also on Friday, John Walsh, 41, was promoted to vice president of circulation.