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September 28, 2007 | Kurt Streeter, Times Staff Writer
The family of Samantha Palumbo, a teenager whose struggle to overcome a severe brain injury recently was profiled in The Times, will receive $9 million as part of a legal settlement reached this week with the city of San Dimas. Driving alone through San Dimas on April 8, 2005, Samantha lost control of her car and slammed into a city-built fence made of wooden logs. Parts of the fence pierced Samantha's car and her head, tearing away part of her brain.
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September 28, 2007 | Kurt Streeter, Times Staff Writer
The family of Samantha Palumbo, a teenager whose struggle to overcome a severe brain injury recently was profiled in The Times, will receive $9 million as part of a legal settlement reached this week with the city of San Dimas. Driving alone through San Dimas on April 8, 2005, Samantha lost control of her car and slammed into a city-built fence made of wooden logs. Parts of the fence pierced Samantha's car and her head, tearing away part of her brain.
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December 24, 1997 | KEN ELLINGWOOD and NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Deputies retrieved a 16-year-old girl from the San Dimas branch of an apocalyptic sect after the mother expressed fears that the girl would join a pilgrimage to the group's home in Texas, authorities said Tuesday. Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said the mother alleged that the girl might have been held against her will at God's Salvation Church, but authorities found no sign of kidnapping.
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May 28, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a kidnapping and attempted murder in the gang-related abduction and shooting of a 20-year-old woman, Pomona police said. The victim told police that she was forced into a car at gunpoint Saturday night in the area of Laurel Avenue and Weber Street in Pomona, driven to Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas and ordered to get out.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 1991 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With "Terminator 2" doing heavy business at box-offices across the nation, it's hard to imagine that any theater owner would pull the movie in favor of "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey," a movie that is No. 3 in box-office standings. But that's what happened in San Dimas where the two fictitious party-on dudes Bill and Ted supposedly reside.
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July 26, 1990 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than a dozen federal and local law enforcement officers descended upon a house in a quiet San Dimas neighborhood Wednesday and found what is believed to be the largest and most sophisticated methamphetamine laboratory ever discovered in California. The four-bedroom house with an attached garage contained at least 700 pounds of the drug in various states of processing and in various forms, including 300 pounds of the clear, potent form known on the street as "ice." Officials put the street value of the drugs at $31 million.
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March 24, 1990
A fire that apparently started early Friday in an overhead light fixture burned through the roof at a Los Angeles County branch library in the San Dimas area, causing damage to books, furnishings and the structure estimated at about $40,000, library officials said. No one was in the building and there were no injuries. The fire appeared to have started sometime before 1 a.m. and may have burned for some time before passers-by reported it.
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January 27, 1989
A Superior Court judge on Thursday struck down an attempt by Los Angeles County to seek proposals for commercial projects at Frank G. Bonelli Regional County Park in San Dimas. In response to a suit filed by a citizens' group opposed to further commercial development at the park, Judge Miriam Vogel ruled that the county had ignored the authority of cities adjacent to the park in soliciting bids from developers.
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March 4, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two recent robberies of jewelry salesmen have authorities wondering whether the crimes are related. Two people robbed a salesman of about $900,000 in diamonds and other merchandise Friday night in his Valley Glen driveway. At least one was reportedly armed with a pistol. On Wednesday night, another jewelry salesman and his son were robbed in front of their San Dimas home. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Charles Jurcak said two people stole jewelry and a computer from the salesman's vehicle.
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July 10, 2006 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Brush fires broke out Sunday in several areas around the Southland, prompting a traffic-snarling shutdown of the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in southern Kern County and forcing evacuations of dozens of families there and in San Dimas. The Kern County fire, reported at 4:40 p.m., charred 550 acres on steep terrain on the west side of I-5, about a mile north of historic Ft. Tejon.
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April 10, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A cyclist apparently lost control of his bike on a steep mountain road Sunday and plunged to his death 250 feet down an embankment into San Dimas Reservoir. A volunteer search and rescue team attached to the San Dimas sheriff's station assisted in recovering the body from a dry area of the reservoir, said Sgt. Raymond Roth. The accident occurred on San Dimas Canyon Road about 5:30 p.m. The name of the victim was not released.
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October 24, 2005 | Jia-Rui Chong, Times Staff Writer
Five teenage boys and one staff member at a juvenile probation camp suffered minor injuries during an hourlong disturbance at the San Dimas facility Saturday night, a camp spokesman said. About 7:30 p.m., youths at the basketball and volleyball courts and the sports field area got into a confrontation, said Ken Kondo, a spokesman for the Glenn Rockey probation camp. The disturbance moved into the dormitory, the school and the staff's quarters, where they broke windows, chairs, tables and doors.
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March 17, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The search for a young man presumed killed when his car plunged into the murky waters of the San Gabriel Reservoir ended Wednesday when divers found the car with the body inside. Sheriff's deputies said the car and body of the 23-year-old Arcadia man were recovered from a depth of about 130 feet. Investigators said the victim, whose name had not been released, apparently skidded off the winding San Gabriel Canyon Road on Saturday night while racing.
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December 8, 1995
The mayor of San Dimas pleaded no contest Thursday to charges that he forged a co-worker's signature on two bank withdrawal slips for a Meals-on-Wheels savings account, authorities said. Mayor Terry Dipple, one of the founders of the San Gabriel branch of Meals-on-Wheels, was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service, serving meals to the elderly, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Efrem Grail. Meals-on-Wheels is a nonprofit organization that delivers cooked meals to the elderly and disabled.
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March 4, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two recent robberies of jewelry salesmen have authorities wondering whether the crimes are related. Two people robbed a salesman of about $900,000 in diamonds and other merchandise Friday night in his Valley Glen driveway. At least one was reportedly armed with a pistol. On Wednesday night, another jewelry salesman and his son were robbed in front of their San Dimas home. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Charles Jurcak said two people stole jewelry and a computer from the salesman's vehicle.
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March 14, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
Sheriff's divers were scheduled to resume a search today for the driver of a car that plunged off a winding road into the San Gabriel Reservoir. A search and rescue team will use a boat equipped with sonar to try to find the vehicle, said Lt. Michael J. Rodriguez, of the San Dimas sheriff's station. Divers failed to find the car Sunday, after searching to depths of 47 feet.
REAL ESTATE
February 6, 2005 | Mark Kendall, Special to The Times
San Dimas is a comfortable, modern suburb that holds tight to its Western roots. Along with the tract homes and strip malls, this San Gabriel Valley city offers a rodeo, horse trails and plenty of open space. Mysterious moniker The area was known as Mud Springs and served as a watering spot for animals when explorer Jedediah Strong Smith passed through in 1826. But the name San Dimas had taken hold by the time a town started developing in the 1870s. San Dimas is a Spanish version of St.
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