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February 5, 2013 | By Andrew Tangel
Western Federal Corporate Credit Union in San Dimas was once the largest credit union in the nation.  But in 2009, regulators took it over after it incurred nearly $7 billion in losses from its investments in mortgage-backed securities -- the bonds packed with subprime loans that helped fuel the mortgage bubble before it collapsed and helped plunge the financial system into crisis. The Justice Department's case against credit rating firm Standard & Poor's cites WesCorp, as the credit union was known, as a victim of the toxic mortgage bonds that got overly high marks from S&P. The feds filed the 119-page civil fraud case against S&P in Los Angeles late Monday and formally announced the case Tuesday.
October 16, 2011 | By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times
Three women were killed Saturday afternoon in San Dimas when their jet ski crashed into a powerboat, injuring four others, authorities said. The collision between the Sea-Doo watercraft and the boat occurred about 4:30 p.m. in Puddingstone Reservoir at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park, said Matt Levesque, a Los Angeles County Fire Department inspector. "It was a pretty severe accident in the middle of the water," Levesque said. The three people killed — ages 25, 35 and 60 — were not identified, he said.
June 11, 2011 | By Kate Linthicum, Tony Barboza and Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
In the quiet San Dimas office park that is longtime Rep. David Dreier's local headquarters, the Republican's staff members gamely tried to ignore the headlines from Sacramento. It was business as usual in the stately suite despite just-released maps of proposed new electoral districts. Dreier was in Kyrgyzstan, a staffer said, leading a bipartisan delegation. But southwest of San Dimas, in El Monte — part of the proposed new district that includes Dreier's San Dimas home — the commenting on the Citizens Redistricting Commission's maps had already begun.
May 27, 2011 | By Rachel B. Levin, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"Cowboy Cha Cha!" DJ Rick Siana calls over the loudspeaker, indicating the dance on deck. Gentlemen in head-to-toe western garb put down their Coors Lights and politely invite women in cowgirl getups to be their partners. The couples find spots on the dance floor beneath a bedazzled horse saddle that hangs in place of a disco ball. Soon enough, the dancers fall into perfect unison to the twangy country beats, maneuvering tricky turns without so much as disturbing the cowboy hats on their heads.
August 5, 2010
Different lives Re "Four walls and a bed," series, and "'Shop and tell' videos bring girls clout, swag," Aug. 1 The juxtaposition of these two stories could not have been more striking. In Sunday's Times, we read a cover story about homeless, hopeless people on Skid Row trying merely to survive — and a selfless, dedicated angel devoted to helping them. We also read a story about teen "haulers," who use Mommy and Daddy's credit cards to bring home mall merchandise to tout or bash for online subscribers.
June 23, 2010 | By Garrett Therolf, Los Angeles Times
Yvonne B. Burke, who left office as a Los Angeles County supervisor in 2008, has returned to the Hall of Administration as a registered lobbyist. Burke recently filed paperwork showing that she accepted $10,000 in January to represent East Shore RV Park, a company that leases county land to operate a campground on the banks of Puddingstone Lake near San Dimas. The company is seeking to expand the camping area into an area with a sensitive wildlife habitat, as well as extend the timeframe of its lease.
June 8, 2010 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is conducting an internal investigation into allegations that a lieutenant in San Dimas went to the home of a co-worker and sexually assaulted her. The accused lieutenant, Michael Rodriguez, has been reassigned to the Cerritos station as a result of the investigation. According to a complaint filed with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the woman alleges that she was sexually harassed for more than a year, accusing the lieutenant of sending her inappropriate text messages and hugging her at work "in order to rub himself against her breasts."
April 25, 2010 | By Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The California Highway Patrol closed off the transition road from the westbound 10 Freeway to the northbound California 57 on Sunday morning after a 100-foot section of a San Dimas hillside came down. Motorists traveling near the hillside reported the landslide around 9 a.m. "We received several calls from motorists who either saw dirt coming down or saw that a large amount of it had come down," said Officer Francisco Villalobos of the California Highway Patrol. "Officers went out to inspect the hillside, and sure enough, a portion of it had come down, so the transition road was closed off."
February 19, 2010 | By My-Thuan Tran
A hillside near the heavily traveled 10 and 57 freeways in San Dimas collapsed during rush hour Thursday morning, sending tons of dirt and boulders tumbling onto traffic lanes and shutting down two transition roads. The transition roads will probably remain closed for at least a week while work crews clean up debris, repair the road and shore up the hillside. There were no reports of injury, but the landslide reduced traffic to a bumper-to-bumper crawl for commuters traveling west on the 10 Freeway and north on the 57, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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