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The scene of the deadly crash on Brookside and Nancy, around 3 p.m. Feb. 28, 2014. Banning Beaumont Patch Photo by: Renee Schiavone
Kristy March 1, 2014 at 10:02 pm
I really do love our town. Thank you everyone for coming together to support them. That's what aRead More small town is about.
kim murphy March 1, 2014 at 11:01 pm
It was not only our town I am sure people from every where donated!!
Kristy March 2, 2014 at 07:02 pm
I know. Thank you.....
haden ward February 27, 2014 at 07:50 am
A murder victim who suffered traumatic injuries??????????? really???!!!
1kraziendn4life February 27, 2014 at 04:57 pm
What the hell happened that was so TRAUMATIC!?
Jeremiah February 23, 2014 at 09:15 am
Concerning the person using Alek J. Hidell as an alias to post rude and thoughtless comments aboutRead More other people's misfortunes - **** http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2559860/Online-trolls-really-ARE-horrible-people-researchers-Narcissistic-Machiavellian-psychopathic-sadistic.html **** Jeremiah
tony giron February 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm
My heart gose out to the victim and also to those who happen to be there. My perys to all of you.Read More May god bless u all just like I say im so sorry for the victim family for tjere lost.
Jean February 24, 2014 at 07:33 am
The second time in the last three month!
duane ford February 18, 2014 at 12:59 pm
toni ive tried every way except from force to get info down here in cabazon you should call me weRead More need to talk i think i might have something but we should talk private
carol jane lummus February 21, 2014 at 08:45 pm
I talked to a friend of mine who is the Former City Attorney in Los Angeles, he is looking into aRead More few things for me, and also he suggested hiring a P.I. which as we all know cost money. But with a little help I could set up a fund like I do for the animals I rescue. But first I need everyones ok. Toni you may or may not remember me, I am Little Toms mom. Your mom use to drop Dillon off at the house every day and hang at the house with my son. I have been in complete dis-belief with what has happened to Dillon. When my son told me I cried, and still I am so upset over the loss of Dillon. Sweetie if you need anything I am not far, and I can help just let me know. Im here for you, and your Mom. We are praying for all of you. But please if you don't get the answers you are looking for, I will help.
toni marie calderon February 28, 2014 at 07:06 pm
Dillon Leroy Fleming Dillon was born in Banning California in December of 1991 to his motherRead More Margaret J. Waite . And father Guy Fleming. Dillon has lived on the Morongo Indian Reservation all of his life. As a child he was always getting in to mischief someway or another. He like to ride bikes and skateboards. No matter what he was doing or where he was he had to look good . Dillon like to play video games and hang out with his buddies. His passion was music. He loved to listen to a variety of different music. Dancing was something else he enjoyed very too. He had many friends that loved him dearly. He was loved by every one . He was a respect young man who was always willing to help a person in need, even if meant taking the shirt off his own back or food out of his own mouth he would. He had a big heart and left this world way to soon. Dillon spent alot of his free time with his niece Krista Calderon. They would spend hours watching cartoons together and drawing pictures. He made an everlasting impression in peoples lives. Dillon will remain in the hearts of everyone who loved him. His living siblings are sister Toni Marie Calderon, brother Bobby Lee Newland, and youngest sister Shylo Mydnyght Waite Smith. They all loved him deeply and miss him dearly. His three favorite cousins to hangout with were James Leimas, Clairissa Leimas, and Danell Siva. Cruising around on the quads and hacky sag were their favorite things to do. Services were held for him on February 22, 2014 at the Sylvan Park in Banning California. Family and friends gathered to say farewell and celebrate the honor of known such a wonderful young man. May he Rest in Peace. Forever loved and never forgotten. The cause of his death are still unknown. Dillon's cremation was handled by Wiefels and Son Mortuary Cremation Services in Banning. We'd like to say thank you to everyone that helped with Dillon's services and supported our family in this time of need and grievance. Thank you to all and God bless each and everyone of you. 💙WE LOVE AND MISS YOU DILLON 💙 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bonnie Scott with a swim class for kids she taught. Steve Scott kneeling in the center.
beaumontdave November 19, 2013 at 12:22 am
Thanks for telling your story. At 55 my mind swirls with memories of that time, reading your story.Read More Being sent home, watching my mother cry while she made lunch, and waking up to go and sit with my folks, watching that slow service and march to a grave on a small b+w tv. For a 5yo, it was a sad, confusing moment in time, even without the compounding tragedy of your little brother. The memories are still vivid when so many others have faded in time.
Sarah B December 8, 2013 at 08:20 pm
leaves a dull ache no one ever understands and yet somehow you learn to live with it. very nice ofRead More you to share.
rubberband December 9, 2013 at 09:41 am
This is one of the best pieces I have ever read about loss, the grieving process and recovery andRead More memories. Thank you for sharing this...wonderfully and honestly written.
Banning councilman John Machisic, left, with council members Debbie Franklin, Don Robinson, Barb Hanna and Bob Botts, October 2011. Banning-Beaumont Patch photo by Guy McCarthy.
Jeremiah November 14, 2013 at 04:18 am
I agree here - what purpose does turning an obituary into a personal forum of posthumous smear have?Read More Can anyone answer that? **** Jeremiah
rubberband November 14, 2013 at 08:31 am
Hey Jeremiah.....I can give it a shot.....The internet came with so much rush and instantRead More availability to "speak one's mind" usually without any real fear of personal accountability/shame that we (humans) didn't really have firm guidelines or rules about politeness/appropriateness...In short, many people don't understand that the internet does have a culture, and there are a few things one might want to keep in mind: Nothing "disappears" from the internet.....With enough digging, people CAN find out who you are IRL......your words do have weight and can hurt, truly hurt others....Here's a great guideline for n00bs: If youaren't brave enough to say it to someone's face in conversation, or if it would be really hurtful/unfair to have it done or said to you or yours, DON'T WRITE IT. It's also a good idea to apologize when wrong. This is an obituary notice...So, to John Machisic's surviving people: Please ignore the insensitive/inappropriate comments here and sorry for your loss.
beaumontdave November 14, 2013 at 03:14 pm
A good analogy RB, much like otherwise decent, mannered people can get behind the wheel and turnRead More into total, thoughtless jerks. The disconnect of being inside a vehicle causes some to lose the constraints they would have on foot or face to face. RIP Mr. Machisic.
Family photo of 'Cowboy Jimmie' James Bingle
cindy royal November 7, 2013 at 09:34 pm
truly missed. Loved seeing him at stater bros.and hearing him play. Gave me a post card and signedRead More it.
Ken November 8, 2013 at 04:54 pm
Used to see him once in awhile at the Swap meet. "...and never was heard, a discouragingRead More word.." Rest in Peace
jacinda smith November 11, 2013 at 02:56 am
Jimmie, as he was known was a man my son and i would see through out our town and a couple of otherRead More towns around us. He would stand out side the food stores and play his guitar and sing. He never asked for anything just seemed content to be able to play his guitar and sing for people. The first time my son and I saw him he captured our heart's. I had my son get my spare change out of my car to give to Jimmie, I thought my boy would come back with a handful of change but ended up bringing the whole bucket of change lol which was fine,. in return Jimmie gave him a post card with this picture on it and it read "The Cabazon Cowboy" . Many times we worried about Jimmie mostly in the extreme cold or heat. We would fetch him dinner and or coffee he was always very grateful and sweet. I often thought of bringing him home with us and offering him protection and shelter, but then i would say to myself " a cowboy would never humble himself to that ", so we always just made sure Jimmie had plenty of warmth in the winter and extra ice in his drinks in the summer. He was a truly unique man and we will miss him and his smiling face. Rest in peace our lovely friend ..<3
Submitted photo of former Morongo Tribal Council chair Adelaide Presley
DEAN SWATKOWSKI November 7, 2013 at 03:42 pm
All of US at Banning Glass, Mirror & Screen are SORRY to hear about the loss of your Mother. MayRead More your fond memories keep you peaceful during this heart-breaking time. Sincerely, Lynndsy and Dean
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John W. LaCroix lived in Beaumont for more than four decades.  Courtesy Photo.
Jan Turner July 30, 2013 at 02:59 pm
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr Lacroix..I lived next door to him for 5 years.. HimRead More and his wife Aereille were sweet knid people.....I will miss seeing him...we all love you. Jan
Approximate location of crash.  Credit: Google Maps
beaumontdave July 19, 2013 at 12:06 pm
It's a shame there's no money to straighten this road out a bit, because with the commute that goesRead More through here, it's essentially a winding two lane freeway.
Steve Daniel Sirak July 24, 2013 at 02:51 am
or slow down :/
Approximate location of crash.  Credit: Google Maps
Renee Schiavone (Editor) July 18, 2013 at 07:28 pm
Hi Steve. No, you're not the victim of censorship. That's the last thing I would do on this site.Read More I just checked the spam filter, and I actually don't see any comments from you (the only thing in there was for something on the marijuana story). Did you actually see those two comments post to the site? Or did you get the "hmmm... something went wrong" message?
nobodyuno July 18, 2013 at 07:57 pm
I saw my comment about this article after posting it, I even saw that there were 2 comments next toRead More recommended.. The other comment I saw posted was on the "marijuana bust update".. the third comment I got the "hmmm" error message.. I was almost positive you were against censorship after reading the communications between you and Jeremiah over his missing comments.. Thanks for responding and hopefully you can find out what went wrong.. Take care
nobodyuno July 18, 2013 at 08:02 pm
So is my comment on the marijuana story in spam because of the "something smells of B.S."Read More portion of it???
Russell K. Terry July 14, 2013 at 07:40 pm
The citizens in Williamson Valley at the base of Granite Mountain in Prescott send our prayers andRead More thoughts to the MacKenzie family. The Granite Mountain Hotshots saved out community and property from the DOCE fire. He is a HERO and will forever be in our prayers.
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