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That polling address on Tuesday's ballot? It's wrong for 1,180 voters in Pomona

It is a basic ingredient to being able to vote: a polling place to cast your ballot. Los Angeles County sent nearly 1,200 ballots with a polling location in La Puente. That would have been perfect — had the voters lived in La Puente and not Pomona. The mistake, attributed to an elections worker,...

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  • Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    The latest wave of sandwich shops (Hero Shop, Superba Food + Bread, Trencher) and modern Vietnamese cafes (East Borough, Phorage) in Los Angeles have generated tantalizing new spins on banh mi, the beloved Vietnamese sandwich that is the culinary result of French colonialism in Southeast Asia. ...

  • Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Monosodium glutamate: Love it or hate it? Some people are convinced it’s toxic, though there isn't much science behind that claim. Others compare it with table salt. Regardless of which camp you fall into, it’s no secret that MSG is used heavily in restaurants – especially in traditional Chinese...

  • The A to Z of Los Angeles pizza

    The A to Z of Los Angeles pizza

    In celebration of National Pizza Day, here's a run-down of Los Angeles pizza, including go-to delivery spots, Chicago-style, New York-style, Neapolitan-style and New York-Naples hybrids. Here's where to get your gooey, cheesy, melty, crispy- and/or chewy-crusted pizza fix. 800 Degrees Neapolitan...

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  • Family of man killed in Pomona shooting sues ex-LAPD officer and L.A.

    Family of man killed in Pomona shooting sues ex-LAPD officer and L.A.

    The parents of the man allegedly killed in Pomona by an off-duty Los Angeles police rookie filed a lawsuit Thursday against the city and the former officer. The parents of Salome Rodriguez Jr. allege that Henry Solis subjected their son to excessive force, unreasonable search, and assault and battery,...

  • Sentenced to prison for assault, teenage 'parachute kids' deliver warning to adults in China

    Sentenced to prison for assault, teenage 'parachute kids' deliver warning to adults in China

    Xinlei “John” Zhang was 15 when he moved to Southern California to get an American education. He lived in a private boarding house for teens like himself, so-called “parachute kids” studying at U.S. high schools while their parents stayed behind in China. He fell in with the wrong crowd. On Wednesday,...

  • Girl is found safe in Pomona after being kidnapped by grandmother, officials say

    Girl is found safe in Pomona after being kidnapped by grandmother, officials say

    A 7-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her grandmother was found safe Wednesday in Pomona, hours after San Bernardino County authorities launched a search for the girl. Jasmine "Jazzie" Felix was found walking near Garey Avenue and Phillips Boulevard with her grandmother, Teresa Arias,...

  • Why thousands flocked to Pomona Fairplex's 'Asian version of a county fair'

    Why thousands flocked to Pomona Fairplex's 'Asian version of a county fair'

    Blending elements of a trade show, food festival, product showcase, fashion show and concert venue, the Asian American Expo offered a sweeping, kaleidoscopic view of Southland Asian commerce at the Pomona Fairplex on Sunday. The expo began in 1982 as a perk for advertisers in the Chinese Consumer...

  • Pomona man who allegedly set woman afire faces court appearance

    Pomona man who allegedly set woman afire faces court appearance

    A man who is accused of pouring gasoline on a woman and setting her on fire, killing her, remained in police custody on $1-million bail Monday. Police arrested Clarence Duwell Dear, 51, on suspicion of murder Sunday following a tip that he’d been spotted boarding a bus in Altadena. Detectives had...

  • Suspect arrested in death of Pomona woman who was set ablaze on Christmas Day

    The man suspected of killing a Pomona woman by dousing her in gasoline and setting her ablaze on Christmas Day was arrested Sunday on a bus in Pasadena. Clarence Duwell Dear of Pomona, 51, was captured without incident, according to a KTLA-5 report. No other details of the arrest were immediately...

  • Pomona police shoot gunman during traffic stop, authorities say

    Pomona police shot and wounded a gunman during a traffic stop early Sunday, police said.

    The incident began when an officer conducted a traffic stop about 1:30 a.m. in the 800 block of South Buena Vista Avenue, said Deputy Lillian Peck of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

    The male suspect...

  • Shop arts and crafts, shop at new stores, shop deals or shop for charity this week
    Shop arts and crafts, shop at new stores, shop deals or shop for charity this week

    Shopping choices abound this season in Southern California, with new stores opening, retailers hosting charitable fundraisers, craft markets popping up and more.

    Here's a sampling:

    Openings

    Luxury optical retailer Vitra Eyewear has opened at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa. The store...

  • Fortune struck for these Syrian migrants, but can they make it in California?
    Fortune struck for these Syrian migrants, but can they make it in California?

    Just after sundown, a woman peeks into Room 209.

    Fouad Wawieh and his family appraise her warily. The woman, a resident of this one-star motel on Pomona's rough north side, gestures sloppily for a cigarette. Fouad, who has been chain-smoking Egyptian cigarettes while chopping cucumbers for a salad,...

  • In welcoming Syrian refugees, Rep. Norma Torres sees a bit of herself
    In welcoming Syrian refugees, Rep. Norma Torres sees a bit of herself

    Rep. Norma Torres (D-Pomona) walked through the carpeted prayer room at the Islamic Center of Claremont in her bare feet, pausing to meet with members of two Syrian families who arrived in Southern California this fall.

    The stories she heard from the Kanjou and Wawieh families, about fleeing the...

  • Citing big pay, lawmaker calls for state audit of L.A. County Fair Assn.
    Citing big pay, lawmaker calls for state audit of L.A. County Fair Assn.

    A Pomona assemblyman called Thursday on the state Legislature to conduct a far-reaching audit of the Los Angeles County Fair Assn., saying he was shocked to learn of the large pay packages awarded to its top managers in years when the organization lost money.

    “How can this happen?” said Assemblyman...

  • 30 sent to hospitals from Halloween raves in Pomona, San Bernardino
    30 sent to hospitals from Halloween raves in Pomona, San Bernardino

    At least 30 people were rushed to hospitals from raves held at fairgrounds in Pomona and San Bernardino during the Halloween weekend, authorities said this week. 

    Ambulances took 26 people to hospitals from the Escape: Psycho Circus rave at the National Orange Show Events Center fairgrounds in...

  • Head of money-losing L.A. County Fair Assn. made nearly $900,000 in total compensation
    Head of money-losing L.A. County Fair Assn. made nearly $900,000 in total compensation

    The Los Angeles County Fair Assn. was formed in 1940 to promote the region's then-booming agriculture industry. For generations, the nonprofit organization's annual fair crowned prize-winning hogs, taught children about crops and showcased thoroughbred racing.

    But over the years, the association...

  • Nearly 500 arrested at electronic music festivals in Pomona, San Bernardino
    Nearly 500 arrested at electronic music festivals in Pomona, San Bernardino

    Nearly 500 people were arrested this weekend at two electronic music festivals in Pomona and San Bernardino, authorities said.

    On Sunday, the second and final day of the Halloween-themed HARD Day of the Dead festival at the Pomona Fairplex, 162 people were arrested, according to figures released...

  • Hard Day of the Dead reverses policy, will give media credentials
    Hard Day of the Dead reverses policy, will give media credentials

    Reversing an earlier decision, the organizers behind the Hard Day of the Dead festival will now give members of the media credentials to cover the event. 

    In a statement, organizers said: “Due to interest and demand from media to cover the artists and performers at Hard, the organizers have revised...

  • DNA identifies suspect in 1986 killing of Agoura Hills boy
    DNA identifies suspect in 1986 killing of Agoura Hills boy

    Miguel Antero hopped off the school bus on a spring day in 1986 but he never came home.

    His body -- covered in stab wounds -- was found hours later amid brush near an Agoura Hills commune where he lived.

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies scoured the scene along Triunfo Canyon Road for clues,...

  • Alleged gang member pleads not guilty in Pomona youth pastor's killing
    Alleged gang member pleads not guilty in Pomona youth pastor's killing

    A suspected gang member pleaded not guilty Tuesday to gunning down a youth pastor in Pomona two years ago.

    Arvin Benson, 27, is charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a felon, the latter charge stemming from a 2009 conviction for selling cocaine base, prosecutors said.

    Pomona police...

  • How much house does $425,000 buy in Los Angeles County?
    How much house does $425,000 buy in Los Angeles County?

    What does about $425,000 buy you in Los Angeles? In one area, an early-1900s period home and in another, a newer 3,570-square-foot house with a range of amenities. Here’s a sampling of homes in Los Angeles County on the market at that price point.

    SUN VALLEY: Built in the 1940s, this renovated...

  • How much house does $425,000 buy in Los Angeles County?
    How much house does $425,000 buy in Los Angeles County?

    What does about $425,000 buy you in Los Angeles? In one area, an early-1900s period home and in another, a newer 3,570-square-foot house with a range of amenities. Here’s a sampling of homes in Los Angeles County on the market at that price point. A red door marks the entrance to this updated and...

  • Overturned truck spills hot asphalt on 71 Freeway, blocking southbound lanes for hours
    Overturned truck spills hot asphalt on 71 Freeway, blocking southbound lanes for hours

    An overturned truck spilled hot asphalt on the 71 Freeway in Pomona on Friday morning, blocking all southbound lanes for hours.

    Crews with the California Department of Transportation were working to scrape the asphalt off the road, an effort that could take several hours, Pomona police said. All...

  • Pomona police make arrest in 'random' killing of youth pastor
    Pomona police make arrest in 'random' killing of youth pastor

    A Pomona youth pastor who was shot to death in a car almost two years ago may have been targeted because he was Latino, a Pomona police homicide detective said Thursday.

    Daniel Diaz, 33, was killed before 1 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2013, as he and a friend dropped off one of three boys they'd taken to...

  • Rave operator 'irresponsible,' L.A. County supervisor says
    Rave operator 'irresponsible,' L.A. County supervisor says

    Los Angeles County supervisors had harsh words for the operator of a rave at the county fairgrounds as they weighed a ban on future electronic dance music events or new restrictions on how they are run on county land.

    Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said Tuesday that the organizers of an August...

  • ER doctors slam decision to continue raves at L.A. County fairgrounds
    ER doctors slam decision to continue raves at L.A. County fairgrounds

    Several Los Angeles emergency room physicians on Friday criticized a decision to allow a two-day rave at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds this Halloween after two young women died of apparent drug overdoses after attending a similar event earlier this month.

    The doctors said taxpayer-owned land...

  • Father of ex-LAPD officer gets probation for lying to FBI in son's murder case
    Father of ex-LAPD officer gets probation for lying to FBI in son's murder case

    The father of a former LAPD officer charged with killing a man outside a Pomona nightclub while off-duty will serve three years' probation for lying to FBI agents about his son’s whereabouts during a massive manhunt.

    In sentencing Victor Manuel Solis, 53, on Thursday, a federal judge in El Paso...

  • Executives at second L.A. County youth home are accused of embezzlement
    Executives at second L.A. County youth home are accused of embezzlement

    Prosecutors have charged two executives of a Los Angeles County group home for youth in the juvenile delinquency system and foster care with misuse of public funds, embezzlement and filing false tax returns.

    The charges against Gary O'Neil Batchelor and Steven Bryan Smith, the financial officer...

  • Pomona officer shoots, wounds man with gun

    A Pomona police officer shot and injured a man he was chasing on foot Friday night after the man aimed a gun at the officer, authorities said Saturday.

    Pomona Police Department officers assigned to a joint gang suppression team, along with Los Angeles County district attorney investigators, were...

  • Former L.A. County Superior Court clerk accused of stealing court fees

    A former Los Angeles County Superior Court clerk has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars in court fees, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Tuesday.

    Linda Mascorro, 59, of Covina, is accused of stealing more than $6,000 while processing and collecting fees from people...

  • L.A. county supervisors vote to study a ban on raves after latest deaths
    L.A. county supervisors vote to study a ban on raves after latest deaths

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to study a ban on raves at county facilities after two women collapsed from suspected drug overdoses over the weekend at the L.A. County Fairgrounds and later died. 

    The proposed plan will be presented in two weeks to supervisors...

  • Arroyo Seco baseball romps to Palomino Super Regional win

    Baseball: For second straight game, Saints roll to 15-0 victory, this time over Pomona Titans.

  • Heat blamed for toddler's death in Pomona
    Heat blamed for toddler's death in Pomona

    High temperatures are being blamed for the death of a 3-year-old Pomona girl who was found unconscious in her family’s vehicle Sunday, police said.

    Kiara Li was discovered about 4:55 p.m. inside the vehicle on Rancho Jurupa Place after a family outing, according to the Pomona Police Department....

  • Eastern San Gabriel Valley may get trauma center
    Eastern San Gabriel Valley may get trauma center

    When Sam Pedroza collided with a truck four years ago while riding his bicycle, he was airlifted from Claremont to the nearest trauma center — 30 miles away.

    Instead of being flown to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center in Boyle Heights, Pedroza wanted to go to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical...

  • What can you buy in the low $400,000s around Los Angeles?
    What can you buy in the low $400,000s around Los Angeles?

    Not every home in Los Angeles County goes for $1 million-plus. Here's a look at a few single-family homes around L.A. that are available in the low $400,000s. Realtor.com GLASSELL PARK: Built in the 1930s, this refreshed, two-bedroom home features restored wood floors and an updated kitchen. Address:...

  • Bail raised to $10 million for ex-LAPD cop accused of murder in Pomona
    Bail raised to $10 million for ex-LAPD cop accused of murder in Pomona

    Bail for a former LAPD officer who allegedly killed a man outside a Pomona nightclub and then fled to Mexico before being captured has been raised to $10 million.

    Henry Solis, 27, is charged with murder, assault with a firearm and an allegation he discharged a handgun in the March 13 death of 23-year-old...

  • At DARPA challenge, rescue robots show future of disaster relief
    At DARPA challenge, rescue robots show future of disaster relief

    In a narrow parking lot, Brett Kennedy and Sisir Karumanchi stand around what looks like a suitcase. But then four limbs extend from its sides, bending and clicking into position. Two spread out like legs and two rise up like arms as the robot goes through several poses, looking for all the world...

  • Cal Poly Pomona police seek man who kissed female student's toes

    Police at Cal Poly Pomona are searching for a man who filmed himself licking a female student’s feet.

    About 3 p.m. on Friday, the man approached the young woman in a grassy area near the men’s gymnasium, according to a crime alert issued Saturday by university police.

    He asked her if she would...

  • Ex-LAPD officer accused in Pomona killing extradited to California
    Ex-LAPD officer accused in Pomona killing extradited to California

    An ex-Los Angeles police officer accused of shooting a man outside a Pomona bar has been brought back to California from Texas to face a murder charge, officials confirmed Thursday.

    Henry Solis, 27, was booked in the Pomona city jail Thursday afternoon after the extradition went “without any issues,”...

  • Actress Mila Kunis' stalker arrested 4 days after escape from mental health facility
    Actress Mila Kunis' stalker arrested 4 days after escape from mental health facility

    A man convicted of stalking actress Mila Kunis was arrested Wednesday, four days after he escaped a mental health facility in Pomona, authorities said.

    Stuart Lynn Dunn, 30, was taken into custody about 10:30 a.m. by the major-crimes division of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, officials...

  • Father of fugitive LAPD rookie seeks release from custody before trial
    Father of fugitive LAPD rookie seeks release from custody before trial

    The father of Henry Solis -- the Los Angeles Police Department rookie charged with killing a man in downtown Pomona this spring before fleeing to Mexico -- is asking a federal judge to release him on bail before his trial next month over whether he lied to investigators who were trying to track...

  • Alleged kidnappers, rapist arrested after Pomona police stop
    Alleged kidnappers, rapist arrested after Pomona police stop

    A routine traffic stop by police in Pomona proved more fruitful than anyone expected when officers found a gun, a suspected rape and kidnapping victim, her alleged attacker and arrested three men in connection with her abduction, officials reported.

    The investigation began Friday about 5:15 p.m....

  • Man killed in front of his home in Pomona

    A Pomona man who was shot and killed in front of his home Friday was apparently attacked by two men, authorities said.

    Police identified the victim as Gregory Montgomery, 51. Officials said he was standing in front of his home in the 200 block of Fanshaw Avenue about 10:30 a.m., when he was approached...

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