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The main focus of the ongoing hunt is in Southern California, including the Inland Empire

Manhunt stretches across states
BY JULIE WATSON AND ELLIOT SPAGAT ASSOCIATED PRESS The massive search for a former Los Angeles police officer accused of going on a killing spree unnerved tens of thousands of people across Southern California, neighboring states and into Mexico: Within hours, mistaken sightings of the suspect set off a lockdown of a Navy base and led to mistaken shootings by police of innocent people whose vehicles matched a description. Mexican authorities were ready to Christopher shoot to kill if they saw Christopher Dorner Dorner cross the border. On the U.S. side, thousands of local, state and federal authorities scrambled following a flood of calls from people believing they had spotted the man, who was fired from the LAPD in 2008 and vowed “warfare to those in LAPD uniform” in a rambling online manifesto. Officers from numerous city police departments, several counties, California and other states as well as federal law-enforcement officers mobilized to search for Dorner. Authorities believe Dorner shot to death the daughter of a former LAPD captain and her fiance Sunday in an Irvine parking garage, grazed a Los Angeles policeman during a confrontation Thursday morning in Corona and shot two Riverside police officers a short time later, killing one. The Navy shut down its Point Loma base in San Diego after an active-duty service member at about 9:30 a.m. reported seeing someone matching Dorner’s description on base. Military officials said Dorner had indeed checked into a hotel on base Tuesday but left the next day. Navy spokesman Cmdr. Brian Fagan said the 33-year-old former Navy lieutenant left the reserves with an honorable discharge Friday, and likely used his military ID to get on base. The Navy lifted the lockdown about midday after dozens of police officers swarmed the base and failed to find him. Signs of his trail sent authorities scrambling throughout the day from state to state and city to city. In Los Angeles, officers mistakenly wounded two women in Torrance who were in a pickup in the predawn darkness Thursday. One woman was in stable condition with two gunshot wounds and the other was released after being treated. Minutes later, Torrance officers responding to a report of gunshots encountered another dark pickup matching the description of Dorner’s, said Torrance Sgt. Chris Roosen. A collision occurred and the officers fired on the pickup. The driver was not hit and police later realized they had made a mis-

ONE RIVERSIDE OFFICER KILLED, ANOTHER WOUNDED IN MORNING ATTACKS
The ex-LAPD officer has “a vendetta against all Southern California law enforcement,” LA Chief Charlie Beck says.

KILLING IN RIVERSIDE IS ONE OF THREE BELIEVED THE WORK OF DORNER
When an engaged couple in Irvine were slain over the weekend, little did people know that it was the start of a rampage.

DAY ENDS IN BIG BEAR AREA AS APPROACHING WINTER STORM THREATENS SEARCH
A storm moving in this weekend could bring snow levels well below the area where the suspect could be hiding.

Officer slain; ex-cop sought

Investigators peer into the Riverside police car that has a blown-out rear window at Magnolia and Arlington avenues, where two officers were shot and one died in the early hours Thursday. The dead officer was not identified but was an 11-year veteran, the department said.

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Second Riverside officer stable; manhunt goes from San Diego to S.B. mountains
BY BRIAN ROKOS, JEFF HORSEMAN AND JOHN ASBURY STAFF WRITERS brokos@pe.com | jhorseman@pe.com jasbury@pe.com Check videos, photo galleries, maps, police briefings, the suspect’s manifesto. pe.com

A former Los Angeles cop fueled by vengeance, armed to the teeth and targeting law enforcement continued a deadly rampage by killing a Riverside police officer early Thursday, wounding another and shooting at officers in Corona, authorities said. The violent rampage — allegedly carried out by a man with the same weaponry and training as those tracking him — made Inland Southern California the focus of a daylong frantic manhunt. Traffic snarled as police holding weapons swarmed crime scenes,

Eerie mood pervades area where officer was slain. A8 Saddened Inland lawmakers meet briefly, return home. A8 Vignettes, comments and analyses from the day’s events. A8 Suspect in rampage confronted racism early in life. A8a businesses closed early, parents kept kids home and public attention revolved around televised TERRY PIERSON/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER news briefings as suspect Christo- Sheriffs deputies and police officers perform a door-to-door search pher Jordan Dorner, remained at on Willow Avenue west of Club View Drive near Big Bear Resort and

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Residents gather in prayer, solidarity
BY ALICIA ROBINSON STAFF WRITER arobinson@pe.com Quietly bundled in sweatshirts, coats and scarves against a chilly night, a small crowd of Riverside residents came together to show support for their police department Thursday, Feb. 7, after the shooting of two officers that morning. One officer — an 11-year veteran of the department — was killed, and the other — a trainee who joined the department a month ago — is reportedly recovSTAN LIM/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ering at Riverside CommuRiverside Police Department chaplains hold small prayer groups Thursday. Riverside nity Hospital. Police have residents gathered to show support for their police department. not released their names

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About 150 take part in a vigil outside Riverside City Hall to honor the two police officers shot Thursday

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and asked the media to refrain from reporting them for the safety of their families while the suspected shooter, Christopher Dorner, remains at large. It is the second time in a little more than two years that Riverside has lost a member of its law enforcement family. Officer Ryan Bonaminio, a Riverside native and Army veteran, was slain in November 2010 after stopping a semitruck driven by Earl Ellis Green, who was sentenced to death for the killing in 2012. Thursday’s vigil on the plaza in front of City Hall

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MANHUNT FOR SUSPECT IN LA, RIVERSIDE SLAYINGS
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OFFICER DEATHS: Past Riverside Police Department officers killed in the line of duty include:
responding to a burglary report when they were ambushed by three gunmen hiding in the bushes. Teel died at the scene and Christiansen didn't survive the ride to the hospital. No one was ever convicted in their deaths, though Gary W. Lawton was tried three times and ultimately acquitted. officers were preparing to arrest Jackson Chambers Daniels on a warrant to serve a sentence for a bank robbery in which Daniels was shot and paralyzed from the waist down. They found Daniels in the home sitting on his bed, when he pulled a gun from his bedsheets and shot and killed both officers. Daniels was convicted of murder and remains on death row.

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Riverside Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey listens intently as Police Chief Sergio Diaz speaks with the media Thursday.

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responding to a noise complaint at an apartment with another officer. As he was interviewing a mother and her son, the man’s brother, Steve Woodruff, shot Jacobs in the face. Woodruff was convicted of Jacobs’ murder and sentenced to death.

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REGIONAL MANHUNT
Dorner also is wanted in a double slaying in Irvine on Feb. 3, in which Cal State Fullerton assistant basketball coach Monica Quan and her fiancé, Keith Lawrence, were killed. Monica Quan’s father is Randy Quan, a retired LAPD captain who was involved in a personnel review that led to Dorner’s dismissal. Dorner’s ID and former LAPD badge were found early Thursday by a passer-by on a street near San Diego International Airport. Dorner tried to steal a boat Wednesday night from a San Diegoarea yacht club to flee to Mexico, but the board wouldn’t start, authorities said. He checked into a hotel on Naval Base Point Loma, in San Diego, on Tuesday, Navy spokesman Brad Fagan said, but never formally checked out. About 10:30 a.m. Thursday, officers sped to a nearby Holiday Inn, where someone reported seeing a man matching Dorner’s description. The report turned out to be false. Dorner’s manifesto included a list of targets, authorities said, and LAPD officers were sent to Corona on a security detail in the wee hours of Wednesday. The officers were en route to Corona around 1:15 a.m. when a witness who had identified Dorner’s vehicle flagged them down at an AM/ PM market near two Interstate 15 exits south of Magnolia Avenue, LAPD Sgt. Rudy Lopez said. The officers hadn’t gotten out of their car when Dorner, armed with a rifle or another weapon on his shoulder, fired at them, Lopez said. One officer suffered a graze wound to his head. The officers fired back with their handguns, but Lopez didn’t know if they hit Dorner.

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Police guarding an alleged target named in Dorner’s manifesto shot and wounded two women in Torrance, the Los Angeles Times reported. The women were delivering newspapers in a blue pickup, according to the newspaper. Freeway signs throughout OFFICERS AMBUSHED California alerted motorists The Riverside shootings about Dorner and his vehicle occurred about 1:35 a.m., au- description, a blue or gray

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thorities said. The two officers were on routine patrol in their black-and-white squad car at Magnolia and Arlington avenues, said Diaz, the Riverside police chief. Someone in a vehicle pulled up alongside the squad car, which was facing south and stopped at a red light, and shot the officers multiple times, Diaz said. The officers never got off a shot, authorities said. “There was an emergency broadcast from their unit that they were in distress,” Diaz said. Neither officer had worked for the LAPD and nothing suggests the suspect was targeting Riverside, said Diaz, a former LAPD commander. Jeff Speigner, 52, who lives about five blocks from the shooting site, heard the sounds of he attack. “I was up and heard a couple of gunshots and sirens,” he said. “I’ve lived in this town for 40 years, and I’ve never seen such a thing.” Mimi Martinez, who lives on Washington Street about two blocks from Arlington and Magnolia, said she awoke to gunfire that triggered frantic barking by her dogs. “I was asleep and I heard ‘bang bang,’ and I thought, ‘Oh, my God,’” said Martinez, standing in her front yard, a few houses from a police blockade on Washington Street. “I thought the 7-Eleven was getting robbed.” Then she heard helicopters, followed by several police cars that sped past the house. The 7-Eleven is near the shooting site at Arlington and Magnolia. Authorities found Dorner’s pickup in Big Bear about 9:30 Thursday morning and confirmed it was his through its VIN number.

Bonaminio was shot and killed while pursuing Earl Ellis Green through Fairmount Park in Riverside. Bonaminio was chasing Green for a hit-and-run when he slipped. Green, who killed Bonaminio with his own gun, has been sentenced to death. STAFF ARTIST

Media prepare for an evening news conference by San Bernardino County Sheriff John MaMahon, as the focus of the search for Christopher Dorner was in the mountains.
Nissan Titan. Police said Dorner may have changed his license plates. The shooting scenes in Corona and Riverside were cordoned off and swarmed by heavily armed law enforcement from beyond the two cities. The portion of Magnolia Avenue in Corona where the shooting took place was closed, as were the on- and offramps from Magnolia to the 15. The closures had lifted by late afternoon. Numerous crime scene markers, apparently marking spots where bullets landed, dotted the pavement and stone landscape by the I-15 on- and offramps near where the back window was shot out of a black and white Los Angeles police car. Traffic across the Inland region slowed Thursday, partially because of widespread roadside messages warning about Dorner. Arlington Avenue between Magnolia and Brockton avenues, closed since the shooting, re-opened by 5 p.m. But in the foggy early-morning darkness, a trickle of cars rolled westbound up to Riverside’s intersection of Arlington and Brockton avenues, east of where the two officers were shot. Motorists who approached — if they could see around the blinding spotlights of police cars — met deputies pointing rifles at them. “Stop your car! Stop your car! Turn around!” commanded officers through their patrol cars’ loudspeakers. Some motorists appeared confused. Some crept hesi-

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tantly ahead, prompting officers to step forward with sights trained on the vehicles. One deputy pounded on the passenger-side door of a car that continued forward. Deputies even trained rifles on an approaching Riverside public works pickup. By 6:30 a.m., deputies were allowing vehicles westbound on Arlington to turn left or

right onto Brockton. If they were headed to the corner Starbucks for a pick-me-up before work, they were out of luck. The coffee house at the intersection was closed, the parking lot blocked by orange cones and yellow police tape. One officer remarked the crime scene was so big, there wasn’t enough yellow tape. Notre Dame High School and St. Catherine of Alexandria School, Catholic schools near the shooting scene, closed for the day. Riverside Unified School District campuses were open Thursday, spokeswoman Jacquie Paul said. Parents received automated phone messages telling them that if they were uncomfortable sending their children to school, they would not be marked truant. Schools in Big Bear were locked down as police searched there. Anyone with information on Dorner is asked to call 911 or Riverside police at 951-353-7980.
Also contributing to this report: Staff writers Dayna Straehley, dstraehley@pe.com, David Danelski, ddanelski@pe.com, John F. Hill, johnhill@pe.com, Mark Muckenfuss, mmuckenfuss@pe.com and Alicia Robinson, arobinson@pe.com

Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement Available for State Route 79 Realignment Project: Domenigoni Parkway to Gilman Springs Road

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What’s Being Planned?

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Riverside County Transportation Commission, the City of Hemet, the City of San Jacinto, and the County of Riverside is proposing to realign approximately 18 miles of State Route 79 (SR-79) in the cities of Hemet and San Jacinto and unincorporated Riverside County. The project would begin approximately 1.26 miles south of Domenigoni Parkway and end south of the San Jacinto River. The realigned highway would be constructed as a limited access, four-lane expressway, with two travel lanes in each direction separated by a median. Four Build alternatives, two design options, and a No Build Alternative are evaluated in the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The four Build alternatives propose to realign SR-79 in different locations along the western portion of the San Jacinto Valley. The design options would have the same alignments as two of the Build alternatives, but would be lower in elevation from Domenigoni Parkway to Florida Avenue. The proposed work may have an effect on historic properties that are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Caltrans is evaluating alternatives to determine if the project can avoid adversely affecting the property(ies) or, if not, to identify adequate mitigation measures that can be incorporated into the project plans. Anticipated federal approvals include air quality conformity, Section 7 consultation for threatened and endangered species, and a Clean Water Act Section 404 Individual Permit. State approvals are also expected, including a Section 401 Water Quality Certification from the Regional Water Quality Control Board and a Streambed Alteration Agreement from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Why This Ad?

Caltrans has studied the effects this project may have on the environment. Our studies show that it will significantly affect the quality of the environment. The results of these studies are explained in the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Draft Environmental Impact Statement. This notice is to advise the public of the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Draft Environmental Impact Statement, and the accompanying documents, and to offer the opportunity for public comments. Two open house hearings will be held to give you an opportunity to talk about the alternatives and proposed design of the project with Caltrans staff before the Preferred Alternative is identified.

What’s Available?

You can review a hard copy of the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Draft Environmental Impact Statement at the Caltrans District 8 office at 464 West Fourth Street, San Bernardino, CA, 92401 on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are also hard copies available at the Riverside County Transportation Commission, 4080 Lemon Street, Third Floor, Riverside, CA 92501, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; during business hours at the Hemet Public Library, 300 E. Latham Avenue, Hemet, CA 92543; and the San Jacinto Public Library, 500 Idyllwild Drive, San Jacinto, CA 92583. An electronic copy is available online at http://www.sr79project.info/. Have the potential impacts been addressed? Do you have information that should be included? Your comments will be part of the public record. If you wish to comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Draft Environmental Impact Statement, submit your written comment by March 25, 2013 to Aaron Burton, California Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 12008, Riverside, CA 92502-2208 or contact us through our website at www.sr79project.info/contact. Open house hearings for the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be held on Tuesday, February 26 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, February 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Tahquitz High School, 4425 Titan Trail, Hemet, CA 92545 in the Multipurpose Room. Individuals who require special accommodation (American Sign Language interpreter, accessible seating, documentation in alternate formats, etc.) are requested to contact Caltrans District 8, Aaron Burton at (951) 824-8706 prior to the scheduled open house hearing date. TDD users may contact the California Relay Service TTY line at 1 (800) 735-2929 or Voice Line at 1 (800) 735-2922. For more information about this study or any transportation matter, call District 8 Public Affairs at (866) 383-4631 or (909) 383-4631.

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