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San Dimas is located in Los Angeles County in the state of California. It has a population of 35,000 and was officially incorporated n 1960.
San Dimas used to be an area filled with mud springs and wet swamplands. Development began with the introduction of the Santa Fe Railroad in 1887. Rapid growth soon followed, and the area became an agricultural community consisting mainly of orange and lemon groves. In the 1970’s city commissioners introduced a “western village” concept for the downtown area. Today the city is home to a sprawling residential community. One of the largest water parks in California, Raging Waters, is located there. San Dimas was popularized as the setting for the 1989 film “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”.
In March of 2010, authorities arrested 67-year old San Dimas resident Oscar Cruz Parra. Parra, a probate lawyer, was charged with embezzling over $500,000 from the estates of four of his clients. He was also charged with perjury and preparing false evidence. Los Angeles county prosecutors alleged that Parra began embezzling from clients in December of 2000. They also claimed that he filed false papers in court regarding the funds held in client accounts. Parra’s law license was suspended in February of 2010.
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Legal cases arising in the city of San Dimas are heard at the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Depending on the claim, cases are filed either at the Pomona Courthouse North or Pomona Courthouse South locations. The North location hears limited civil, unlawful detainer, and small claims. The South location hears unlimited civil, family law, and probate cases. Use the county’s court filing locator to determine the precise court to file at.
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