Fontana, CA

Boy who drowned in Lake Elsinore on Sunday identified

The nine-year-old-boy who drowned at Launch Pointe Beach in Lake Elsinore on Sunday has been identified. Dante Clark, a Palmdale resident, lost his life on Sunday after drowning, the Riverside County Coroner's office announced on MondayClark was swimming with another juvenile when both began struggling to stay afloat. A bystander pulled one of the kids out but unfortunately Clark did not make it. A Riverside County Sheriffs Department dive team found Clark after a four-hour search in which the lake was closed off to the public. 
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Former Adelanto councilman guilty of bribing undercover FBI agents, paying to burn his own restaurant down

The former mayor pro tem of Adelanto faces several years in federal prison after being found guilty of attempted arson and bribery.Jermaine Wright, 46, of Riverside was found guilty last Wednesday of one count each of bribery of programs receiving federal funds and attempted arson of a building affecting interstate commerce, according to the Department of Justice. The case against Wright started with a 2017 federal investigation into possible corruption in the San Bernardino County city of Adelanto. During the investigation, Wright was introduced to two undercover FBI agents whose conversations in two separate plots were recorded, according to evidence presented...

Ontario police: Suspect in Little Caesars Pizza robbery armed with AR-15-style rifle

An Ontario man faces robbery and firearm charges Monday after authorities say he tried to steal food from a Little Caesars in Ontario with an AR-15-style rifle.Pablito Lucero, 20, was arrested Sunday at the Little Caesars Pizza, 602-B W Holt Blvd. officers were called to the restaurant on the report of a man in possession of a firearm. As officers arrived, they saw a man leaving the restaurant with stolen food items and a large rifle in his shirt, according to Ontario police.The gunman was ordered to put his hands in the air, but when he didn't comply, officers used a stun gun on him, police said. He was taken into custody without any injury to officers or customers."The officers who responded to the call demonstrated exemplary composure while dealing with a high stress situation involving a dangerous suspect in possession of multiple firearms," Ontario police said in a statement.Lucero was found to be in possession of an AR-15-style assault rifle and 9mm polymer handgun, police said. He was being held on $100,000 on suspicion of robbery and multiple firearm charges, and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

Carousel Mall battle hits another snag

Mayor John Valdivia wants to level the abandoned shopping center, and he hoped a three-alarm fire on the property last month would persuade his fellow council members to take that action, on the grounds that the site has become a health hazard. But that idea went nowhere, and city officials are no closer to fixing the downtown property next to Interstate 215.

Man arrested with semi-automatic rifle at Ontario pizzeria

Authorities say a 20-year-old man was arrested after stealing food while carrying a handgun and a semi-automatic rifle at an Ontario pizza restaurant. Police said in a statement that officers received a call Sunday about a man at a Little Caesars location displaying a firearm in the waistband of his pants. Once officers arrived at the restaurant, […]

Woman driving U-Haul truck crashes 50 feet down a ravine in Oak Hills

OAK HILLS, Calif. ( — A woman was transported to a hospital after her U-Haul truck went approximately 50 feet over the side of a ravine Monday morning. It happened at about 6:07 am, on June 27, 2022, in the area of Baldy Mesa Road and Mesquite Street in the community of West Oak Hills.

Caltrans delays 5-day closure on 210 Freeway in Irwindale

The five-day closure of the westbound 210 Freeway in Irwindale scheduled for mid-July has been pushed back a week, Caltrans announced Monday.The freeway closure was originally scheduled to begin at 11 p.m. on July 13 and continue through 4 a.m. on July 19. According to Caltrans, the closure will now begin at 10 p.m. July 20 and continue through 4 a.m. July 26.During the construction, traffic on the westbound freeway between Irwindale Avenue to the 605 Freeway will be re-routed onto the eastbound side of the road.Ramps from the westbound 210 to Irwindale Avenue and to the southbound 605 Freeway will also be closed along with ramps from the 605 Freeway to the eastbound 210 Freeway.Crews will use the time to make upgrades on the San Gabriel River Bridge.Caltrans said drivers should expect delays and consider alternate routes.A second five-day closure on the eastbound side of the freeway is being planned for August.

Cal State University accused of underpaying women, men of color

A proposed class-action lawsuit is accusing the California State University system of racial and gender discrimination when it comes to pay.The law firm of McCune Wright Arevalo announced Monday it would file a lawsuit against a number of CSU campuses, including Cal State San Bernardino, on behalf of women and people of color, alleging they are underpaid compared to their male or white counterparts.The lawsuit claims a recent study by the California State University Employees Union revealed that men of color are paid 3% less than white men. The same study found an even bigger discrepancy for women's pay — white women are paid 5% less, while women of color make 7% less.In a statement, CSU officials say they have not yet received information about the lawsuit."The California State University deeply values its employees and is committed to ensuring competitive wages, benefits and rewarding careers that fulfill CSU's mission of providing students access to a high-quality, affordable education," the statement said.
L.A. Weekly

1 Killed in Car Crash on Beech Avenue [Fontana, CA]

34-Year-Old Hollywood Resident Dies in Car Accident on South Highland Avenue. The car accident happened on Beech Avenue and South Highland Avenue at about 5:04 p.m. Furthermore, according to the report, the crash happened at a crossing in northern Fontana involving a Mini Cooper and a Hyundai Elantra. Authorities said...

Search concluded for boy who went missing after swimming in Lake Elsinore

The search for a young boy who drowned on Sunday while swimming with his family in Lake Elsinore has concluded. The Riverside County Sheriffs Department's dive team found the body of the child at around 2:37 p.m., the sheriffs department announced in a press release.At around 10:35 a.m., Riverside County Sheriffs Department received a call about a potential drowning at Launch Pointe Beach in Lake Elsinore.  The boy, who is believed to be 9-years-old, was swimming with family members at Lake Elsinore. His family members noticed he was struggling and attempted to help the child before they lost sight of him. ...

Azusa neighborhood evacuated after authorities find large cache of illegal fireworks

Los Angeles County investigators have closed an entire neighborhood after they discovered a large cache of illegal fireworks inside of an Azusa home. According to the Azusa Police Department, officers evacuated the 900 block of West Hollyvale Street after investigators with the L.A. County District Attorney's Office and L.A. County Fire's Arson unit discovered the fireworks while serving a search warrant. The area will be closed for about five hours as the L.A. County Sheriff's Department tries to "render the material safe." Residents can go to the cooling center at Memorial Park as they wait for authorities to finish the operation. According to LASD,...

Stater Bros. Markets Names New Retail Operations Lead

San Bernardino, Calif.-based Stater Bros. Markets has promoted Bertha Luna to the position of senior vice president of retail operations. Luna, who previously served as VP of retail, will lead the retail operations of Stater Bros.' more than 170 stores in Southern California and will serve as a member of the company's executive leadership team. Luna will report directly to Stater Bros. President Greg McNiff.
NBC Los Angeles

Man With ‘AR-15 Style' Rifle Arrested After Stealing Food at Ontario Little Caesars, Police Say

A 20-year-old man armed with a semi-automatic rifle and handgun was arrested after stealing food from a Southern California Little Caesars. Officers responded to the pizza restaurant in the 600 block of West Holt Boulevard in Ontario after receiving reports of a man with a firearm. Witnesses said the man was inside the restaurant and displaying the firearm in the waistband of his pants.