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The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California • Page 17

The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California • Page 17

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O) J2) County jobless rate soars to 9 percent B8 Standoff ends in fugitive's arrest in Rancho CucamongaB4 Police charge shooting victim's friend with murder B4 Tp INLAND The Sun Jhmpiire Rick Farrant, Metro Editor (714) 889-9666, Ext 224 TUESDAY JULY 30, 1991 7 IT Colton leads in bid for county medical center -y 1 i.V'-:V Scout's mom joins in search Search helicopter, loudspeaker fails to bring out boy NCOLTON San Bernardino Ave, Valley Blvd. g- 'c 1 I i The last photograph on Jared Negrete's camera, found Saturday, shows his By ED HAYWARD Sun Staff Writer ANGELUS OAKS The mother of a 12-year-old Boy Scout who has been missing for 10 days boarded a search helicopter Monday and used a loudspeaker to try to reach her son. "She basically went up to give words of encouragement," said San Bernardino County sheriffs Deputy Debra Dorrough. But Linda Negrete's words failed to bring out her son, Jared. He was last seen July 19 when he was separated from five other Boy Scouts and their leader as they approached the top of Mount San Gorgonio Southern California's tallest peak. And the 155 Marines, deputies, trackers, dogs and search and rescue crew members failed to turn up new clues Monday on the El Monte boy's whereabouts, Dorrough said. Searchers covered 22 square miles in the areas of South Fork and White Water in the San Ber-nardino Mountains. The focal area surrounded the spot where searchers over the weekend found a camera and food wrappers belonging to Jared. The film inside the camera was later developed. It showed a photograph the boy apparently took of himself at night after he was lost. It provided no clues to his location or physical condition, Dor- ''Xr -r DAVID EUUTTThe Sun eyes and nose. v)1 'w IT 'v vim f- kJff jf" I The missing Scout's mother and father, Linda and Felipe Negrete, came to the Angelus Oaks command post Wednesday. Morey Mansion in Redlands may be bed-and-breakfast inn again By JOE GUTIERREZ Sun Staff Writer SAN BERNARDINO Colton remains the front-runner for the proposed $306 million county medical center despite a 3-to-2 no-support vote by Colton city council members, who want it kept in San Bernardino. San Bernardino officials want it, but their three recommended locations, including their latest offering 78 acres at Ninth Street and Del Rosa Avenue pose too many problems, county officials say. The Colton site is a privately owned 70-acre site north of Interstate 10. "There's no problem with the (Colton) land. We've drilled down to 150 feet and not found water yet," said County Deputy Administrative officer John Giblin. "Geographically, it's a good site. It has less ground movement. It's close to the San Jacinto fault, which has lesser ground movement." The Colton city council, led by chairwoman Connie Cisneros, opposed the move for several reasons, including increased traffic, no nearby Are station and more crime that would strain the police department, said interim city manager Leslie Stratton. "She (Cisneros) didn't have enough information to support the project," Stratton said. County officials had offered Colton financial support for freeway onramps and (Tramps; two traffic signals; land for a fire station; and payment of all water, sewer and traffic fees. Colton officials' opposition will probably have little effect on county supervisors, who will de- mr rr 'tr I I I Lombard. In a report to the commission, Scheid wrote: "The house, both interior and exterior, is clearly unique, and, together with the Carson Mansion in Eureka, is the most significant example of its style and period on the West Coast" Lara and neighbor Halm said the eviction will be an inconvenience for their children, who'll have to enroll in different schools. And moving costs, such as rental deposits, will financially strain the families. "I'm mostly mad at the city," Halm said. "If it's been a problem since 1983, how did I get in here?" She and her children moved in three years ago. Neighbor Stagg has also complained about lax city oversight City officials acknowledge the conversion slipped by them. Stagg said he won't be convinced the problem is solved until he sees what happens with the property. "For eight years, they (city officials) have been promising this and promising that. I don't trust them a bit" 4 crated SUN STAFF cide on a permanent location at their Aug. 12 meeting, said County Administrator Harry Mays. Because the land is privately owned, under state law, the county can proceed with the purchase, Mays said. The vote was postponed at the request of San Bernardino city officials who said they needed more time to complete geological and other preliminary testing of the property at Ninth Street and Del Rosa Avenue, said J. Lorraine Velarde, chief aide to Mayor Bob Holcomb. She said the additional week would assure that all the supervisors could attend. But the postponement may not help San Bernardino's chances. County officials point out the location's closeness to the San Andreas Fault, which is more active than the San Jacinto Fault. And county officials have been unable to determine who owns all the land, Giblin said. But Assistant City Engineer Gene Klatt said San Bernardino controls the 78-acre area and will own the property in August. Family has more than birthday to celebrate By BILL ROGERS Sun Staff Writer SAN BERNARDINO Cindy Barney had two things to celebrate Sunday. One was her 44th birthday. The other was the dramatic rescue of her 5-year-old grandson, who nearly drowned in an apartment swimming pool at the birthday celebration. Barney, who manages the Checkmate Apartments on Mira-monte Drive, was being toasted at the complex by four of her daughters and seven grandchildren when Michael Salmon of Riverside fell into the pool. The boy, who can't swim, was first spotted at the bottom of the pool by a cousin, Robert Lee, 7. of Lancaster. From the side of the pool, Robert yelled to another cousin, Steven Towery, 10, of Riverside, who was already in the water. "I dived under," Steven said. "I went down and picked him up. When I first came out of the wa-, ter, I patted him on the back. Then I brought him to the side of the pool." There, Barney's son-in-law, Joe Paradise, 23, took over the resuscitation effort. Paradise, a maintenance worker at the apartments, was trained as an emergency medical technician when he was a firefighter for the California Conservation Corps. "One thing I learned was not to panic," he said. "But it seemed -like forever" before the boy coughed up enough water to start breathing again. One of Barney's daughters drove Michael and his mother to St Bernardine Medical Center, where all he needed was an examination to make sure he had no more water in his lungs. "At the hospital, they said ir he had been there (in the pool) a minute longer, there wouldn't have been help for him," Barney said. "So, my 10-year-old grandson saved his life." All I know is that I've been told to be here tomorrow. Debra Dorrough Sheriff's deputy rough said. Several dogs and two search teams using heat-detecting, infrared devices were expected to go out Monday night. A final decision had not been made by early evening. The search was to continue at daybreak today. The decision on how long to continue the search is being made on a day-to-day basis, Dorrough said. "All I know is that I've been told to be here tomorrow." as an inn again. The mansion has been on the market for about a year and is listed at $1.2 million. Members of the city's historic and scenic preservation commission expressed concern at a recent meeting after hearing the mansion was in escrow to a group of doctors. Puschman said that deal fell through. But the zoning for the property worries commission members. It is zoned for medical facilities, which allows such uses as medical offices, labs, convalescent homes, hospitals and clinics. Residential uses and inns also are allowed if the owner lives on the premises and obtains a conditional use permit from the city. Only parts of the Morey Mansion have been designated a historical resource a classification Bob Hammock named to board Robert L. Hammock, San Bernardino County supervisor of the 5th District, has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Association of Counties. His appointment was ratified by the NACo membership on July 16, during the association's 56th annual conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was nominated to the board by the County Supervisors! Association ofCahfomia. Fund-raiser today COLTON A car wash has been scheduled today to raise funds for funeral expenses for Henry Ricky Cordero, 19, fatally wounded in driveby shooting early Sunday at Agua Mansa Road, west of Rancho Avenue. The fund-raiser is set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rosie's Minimart and Liquor, 1349 N. Mount Vernon Colton. that protects those parts from major alteration or destruction. Associate city planner Ann Schcid said the commission could take several actions: It could nominate the entire mansion as a city landmark, thereby protecting all areas of the house. It could nominate the mansion for the National Register of Historic Places. It could ask the city council to consider a zone change on the property that would prohibit medical uses. It could introduce an ordinance that would protect the home's interior as well as the exterior, similar to Pasadena's "historical treasure" designation. It could ask for a conservation easement from the current or future owner. Puschman said the commission should not worry: "I expect The Morey Mansion in Redlands may become a bed-and-breakfast inn again. By CINDY YINGST The Sun's Redlands Bureau REDLANDS The Morey Mansion, one of the city's most beloved structures, may become an inn again, owner Stephen Puschman said Monday. The Victorian building on Terracina Boulevard, which became Redlands' first bed-and-breakfast inn in 1984, closed two months ago. Puschman, who bought the inn in 1988, said he shut it down and moved to Marina del Rey because he couldn't afford to operate it any longer. "The cost of keeping it open was prohibitive. My expenses outweighed my income." But Puschman said he is negotiating with a Los Angeles-area antiques collector who would like to buy the mansion and operate it UPDATE DECCO Picked Monday 10 Lotto Information (714)938-4545 (English) (714) 938-4565 (Spanish) (619) 492-1720 (English) (619) 492-1742 (Spanish) 116 1 Hftnwnock Dog-pound apartment dwellers told to move vent their anger at Fontana to close the transaction with someone who will appreciate it at least as much as they do and maybe even more." The mansion was built in 1890 by shipbuilder David Morey and his wife, Sarah. It once was a weekend rendezvous for screen legends Clark Gable and Carole reached Monday. The complex, in the 9000 block of Fontana Avenue, used to be an animal hospital but was illegally converted into apartments eight years ago. City officials have had trouble tracking down the culprit but ordered the apartments closed several weeks ago. That, in turn, forced Great Western to issue the eviction notices. In a letter to residents. Great Western officials said the bank plans to raze the apartments and a neighboring home and sell the property. Residents said they've been told they won't have to pay the last month's rent and some have already started looking for new homes. But the eviction still creates problems. "It's been a big mess," said Rosie Lara, who moved in last April. "I wish the landlord had told me from the beginning what was going on." By LUIS MONTEAGUDO JR. The Sun's Fontana Bureau FONTANA After months of uncertainty, residents of the infamous dog-pound apartments got what they feared was coming eviction notices. The owner sent letters July 10 to more than a dozen residents of the illegally converted apartments telling them they will have to move by Aug. 10. "We were expecting it," said resident Karen Halm. Although the news was upsetting to residents, it was greeted with cautious joy by one of their neighbors. "As long as they move by the 10th, I'll be satisfied," said Marvin Stagg. An attorney for Great Western Bank, which owns the foreclosed property, could not be A

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