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Sale of sick puppies ‘has got to stop,’ says Manhattan Beach woman who won a court case

A Manhattan Beach woman who unknowingly purchased a gravely ill puppy in an online deal consummated in a Chino parking lot has accomplished what has been a struggle for others who say their hearts were broken: She won a judgment against the seller. Sara Strizzi acknowledges, however, that it could be difficult to collect the $5,126.92 awarded to her by San Bernardino Superior Court Commissioner Daniel C. Lough. The seller who Strizzi sued said in an email that she plans to appeal the decision. S...
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Charles Merritt, McStay family killer, gets death penalty

Charles Merritt, convicted of killing a family of four, including two young children, was sentenced to death by a San Bernardino County judge on Tuesday. Merritt, 62, received the death penalty for three family members and life without parole for the murder of father and husband Joseph McStay. Merritt was found guilty of bludgeoning the McStay family in their Fallbrook home. The family had relocated from Orange County in 2009; McStay’s water-features business was based in San Clemente. Charl...
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No retrial for McStay family killer Charles Merritt, judge rules at sentencing

A hearing Friday, Jan. 17, for what was supposed to be the sentencing of Charles “Chase” Merritt for murdering a Fallbrook family of four in 2010, included many twists and even a request for retrial, before being continued to Tuesday. Merritt, 62, was scheduled to learn his fate in San Bernardino Superior Court after a jury recommended a sentence of life without parole for the slaying of his former San Clemente business associate, Dana Hills High graduate Joseph McStay, 40, and death sentences f...
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Lawsuit alleges sexual abuse at Catholic church in Hemet

A former altar server and youth group member has filed a lawsuit alleging he was abused while underage at a Catholic church in Hemet, marking the latest civil case to be filed on the eve of a new state law that gives alleged victims of childhood sexual assault more time to come forward. In a lawsuit filed last week in San Bernardino Superior Court, attorneys with the Jeff Anderson & Associates law firm allege that their client, during his early teens, was sexually abused over a period of several...
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Fontana to pay $106,916 in legal fees, revise city policy after losing marijuana lawsuit

Fontana is on the hook for $106,916 in legal fees after a judge ruled in favor of a resident who argued that the city’s restrictive policy for people who want to grow cannabis at home violated California law. The city was expected to appeal the ruling, which was the first legal test of how far California cities can go in restricting residents’ newfound freedom to cultivate their own marijuana. Instead, Fontana let the timeline to protest the decision run out. Now, on the judge’s orders, city off...
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Parolee charged in road-rage death of 70-year-old San Bernardino County deputy enters plea

A man initially charged with murder in the road-rage death of an off-duty 70-year-old sheriff’s deputy last New Year’s Eve has accepted a plea bargain to lesser charges in San Bernardino Superior Court. Alonzo Leron Smith, 31, pleaded no contest Friday, Dec. 21, to voluntary manslaughter, three counts of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury, and one count of threatening a crime — all felonies — in the death of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy Larry Falce. Smith, ...
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Diocese of San Bernardino releases list of 34 priests accused of sexual abuse in past 40 years

The Diocese of San Bernardino County on Monday released a list of 34 priests who have been accused of sexually abusing children since the diocese formed in 1978. Six of the named priests — Edward Ball, Gustavo Benson, Anthony Rodrigue, Alex Castillo, Jesus Dominguez and Ponciano Ramos.— were convicted for their crimes. The most recent allegation was against a priest who hosted a retreat at Our Lady of Solitude Parish in Palm Springs in 2014, but did not have permission, or “faculties,” at the ti...
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Redlands police ignored teen porn evidence while DA negotiated plea with predatory teacher Kevin Kirkland

Former Redlands High School math teacher and golf coach, Kevin Patrick Kirkland. (File courtesy photo) Pornographic images of an underage Redlands High School student, seized from teacher Kevin Kirkland, were never examined by police before prosecutors negotiated a plea deal that allowed him to go free the day he was sentenced for sexually abusing four students, the Southern California News Group has learned. The evidence — 16 images of one of Kirkland’s victims and another 169 images of him ...
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California woman’s ‘Bigfoot is real!’ lawsuit has been dismissed for now

A lawsuit filed by a Crestline woman demanding that the state recognize the Sasquatch, aka “Bigfoot,” as an official species has been dismissed. The court dismissed the case at the request of petitioner Claudia Ackley, on March 15, court records show. Ackley said her attorneys advised her to drop the lawsuit she filed Jan. 18 in San Bernardino Superior Court against the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the state Natural Resources Agency. She plans to refile the suit so it is compli...
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Fontana man arrested for allegedly driving stolen car

SAN BERNARDINO >> Sheriff's deputies arrested a Fontana man early Sunday morning for allegedly driving a stolen vehicle in San Bernardino, officials said. The car was reported stolen out of Rancho Cucamonga, officials said. It was later returned to the owner. Youssef was booked into Central Detention Center in lieu of $50,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in San Bernardino Superior Court Tuesday, according to booking logs. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact dep...
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California Supreme Court denies request to hear arguments in Colonies-related civil case

The California Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld an appellate court's decision that quashed a civil lawsuit in connection with San Bernardino County's Colonies corruption case. Upland attorney Cory Briggs petitioned the Supreme Court in September to consider reviewing the Fourth District Court of Appeals' ruling in August, which reversed San Bernardino Superior Court Judge David Cohn's December 2012 ruling allowing the lawsuit, filed in February 2012 , to move forward.
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