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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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  • 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...

  • Where to get tacos in and around Pomona
    Where to get tacos in and around Pomona

    For taco addicts, Pomona and its environs offer Angelenos a last frontier of sorts. The tacos here likely won’t rattle your universe; none of them will be anointed on a glamorous list or make you question your devotion to Mariscos Jalisco and Colonia Taco Lounge. But in Pomona, tacos are as sacred...

  • Pomona Valley hospital chosen as L.A. County's newest trauma center
    Pomona Valley hospital chosen as L.A. County's newest trauma center

    Hoping to finally close a significant gap in the region’s emergency medical network, Los Angeles County officials are proposing a new trauma center to serve residents of Pomona and the eastern San Gabriel Valley.

    Officials have been trying for years to put a trauma center in the area, saying patients...

  • Suspect arrested in fatal hit-and-run in Pomona

    A pedestrian trying to cross a Pomona street was struck and killed by a car Friday and a suspect was later arrested, officials said. 

    The victim, identified as 30-year-old Lindsey Ann Prieto, died at the scene, according to a statement released by the Pomona Police Department. The vehicle that...

  • Child molester's arrest in 1981 slaying of Anaheim boy brings closure
    Child molester's arrest in 1981 slaying of Anaheim boy brings closure

    For years Ron Windell had a single recurring dream. In it, the retired Pomona homicide detective has a fresh lead in a case that had haunted him since he was a young cop — the 1981 murder of a 6-year-old boy named Jeffrey Vargo.

    In the dream Windell walks up to a door and knocks. A person answers...

  • Convicted molester could face death penalty in boy's slaying decades ago
    Convicted molester could face death penalty in boy's slaying decades ago

    A sexually violent predator twice convicted of molesting boys in California could face the death penalty if prosecutors can prove he killed a 6-year-old boy in Pomona decades ago.

    Detectives say DNA from Kenneth Rasmuson, 53, connects him to the strangling death of Jeffrey Vargo, who disappeared...

  • Fugitive LAPD rookie once had a 'straight arrow' reputation
    Fugitive LAPD rookie once had a 'straight arrow' reputation

    The haunting last image of Henry Solis in the United States was taken by a security camera at the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez border.

    It shows the rookie Los Angeles police officer, dressed in blue jeans and a brown leather jacket, looking up at the camera as his father escorts him into Mexico.

    Authorities...

  • Convicted sex offender arrested in 1981 death of Anaheim boy
    Convicted sex offender arrested in 1981 death of Anaheim boy

    For more than three decades, the 1981 slaying of 6-year-old Jeffrey David Vargo of Anaheim remained unsolved.

    The boy had been strangled and his body left behind a pile of sand at a Pomona construction site.

    In 1997, Pomona police confirmed that they had reopened the case. Again the case went nowhere.

    ...

  • FBI: Father of fugitive ex-LAPD cop helped son flee to Mexico
    FBI: Father of fugitive ex-LAPD cop helped son flee to Mexico

    Authorities said they have now determined that the father of an ex-LAPD police officer now on the run after a fatal shooting actually took his son across the border to Juarez, Mexico.

    Victor Solis was arrested Thursday by FBI agents and charged with lying to federal officers during the course of...

  • Fugitive ex-LAPD officer 'armed and dangerous'; $25,000 reward offered
    Fugitive ex-LAPD officer 'armed and dangerous'; $25,000 reward offered

    Calling fugitive ex-LAPD officer Henry Solis "armed and dangerous," FBI officials Friday offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to his arrest in connection with a Pomona nightclub slaying.

    Authorities are centering their search on El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, where Solis has a...

  • LAPD officer suspected in Pomona killing fled with father's help, FBI says
    LAPD officer suspected in Pomona killing fled with father's help, FBI says

    Soon after he chased down and shot a man near a Pomona nightclub, authorities say, off-duty Los Angeles Police Department Officer Henry Solis ditched his Volkswagen Jetta a few blocks away and called his dad for help.

    Victor Solis told authorities he left his Lancaster home hurriedly after a series...

  • LAPD officer accused of murder fled to Texas with father's help, warrant says
    LAPD officer accused of murder fled to Texas with father's help, warrant says

    A fugitive Los Angeles police officer fired and charged with murder fled to Texas with the help of his father, federal officials said in a warrant filed Thursday.

    Henry Solis was able to evade authorities after the fatal March 13 shooting near a Pomona nightclub after his father drove him across...

  • Rookie LAPD officer sought in fatal Pomona shooting
    Rookie LAPD officer sought in fatal Pomona shooting

    Authorities are searching for a rookie Los Angeles police officer considered a person of interest in connection with the fatal shooting of a man in Pomona on Friday, law enforcement officials said.The probationary officer, identified as Henry Solis, 27, was off-duty at the time of the killing near...

  • Harry V. Jaffa dies at 96; shaped modern American conservative movement
    Harry V. Jaffa dies at 96; shaped modern American conservative movement

    Harry V. Jaffa, an Abraham Lincoln scholar and political philosopher who made the ideas of America's founding fathers a cornerstone of modern conservative thought, died Saturday at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. He was 96.

    His death from natural causes was confirmed by his son Philip.

    Jaffa,...

  • Briefs: Thurston Middle School second in surfing competition

     

    The Thurston Middle School surf team competed at Event No. 2 of the Scholastic Surf Series at Oceanside Harbor's South Jetty. Thurston finished in second place among seven teams, trailing only San Clemente Shorecliffs in both the Division 1 and 2 team standings.

    Sixteen Thurston athletes reached...

  • H.B.'s Bonanni leads USA to win

    The USA Water Polo Men's National Team and Italy completed their three-game exhibition series Sunday with Team USA taking a 9-7 victory at the Uytengsu Aquatic Center at USC.

    Bret Bonanni of Huntington Beach (Mater Dei/Stanford) posted two goals in the win, which gave Team USA a 2-0-1 series record....

  • Speeding driver is killed when he loses control of pickup

    A motorist was killed early Sunday when he lost control of his pickup truck, hit another vehicle and overturned on the 10 Freeway in Pomona, authorities said.

    The 25-year-old unidentified driver was speeding when he sideswiped the other vehicle and lost control shortly after 1 a.m. on a connector...

  • Two shootings in Pomona leave one man dead, another critically injured
    Two shootings in Pomona leave one man dead, another critically injured

    Two separate shootings in Pomona left one man dead and another critically wounded, police said.

    The first incident occurred shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday when 26-year-old Joshua Daniel Roberts was shot from a passing car while he rode his bike on the 1500 block of Sheridan Avenue, police said.

    ...

  • USA polo squad to host Italy Dec. 28

    The USA Water Polo Men's Senior National Team will return to action later this month for an exhibition match against the Italian Men's National Team.

    The teams will meet at 2 p.m. on Dec. 28 at Newport Harbor High, 600 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach.

    It was announced earlier this week that Team USA...

  • Girls' golf: Diamond Bar wins state championship

    Pomona Diamond Bar won the CIF-WSCGA girls' state championship in golf on Tuesday at Red Hill Country Club.

    Diamond Bar finished with a score of 381. Torrey Pines finished second at 401.

    Leading Diamond Bar was Bethany Wu, who shot a 73. Kaitleen Shee and Crystal Wang shot 74s.

    The individual championship...

  • DIY ethos fuels the Maker movement
    DIY ethos fuels the Maker movement

    Tinkerers of all ages gathered last weekend at SoCal Maker Con, a convention for "makers."

    Makers are hobbyists, entrepreneurs and inventors. The “Maker Movement” is a subculture that started about 10 years ago with its own magazines, blogs and conventions that emphasize social learning through...

  • Drive-by shooting in Pomona park leaves five people wounded
    Drive-by shooting in Pomona park leaves five people wounded

    Five people were shot and wounded when a gunman opened fire in a Pomona park Saturday night, police said.

    Officers were called to Palomares Park at 499 E. Arrow Highway at about 7:55 p.m. after reports of shots fired from a nearby vehicle, police said.

    Three men and two women who "frequent the...

  • Kamala Harris: Slain Pomona SWAT officer's sacrifices 'will live on'
    Kamala Harris: Slain Pomona SWAT officer's sacrifices 'will live on'

    Hundreds of law enforcement officials gathered Thursday to honor slain Pomona police SWAT officer Shaun Diamond, who was killed last month while helping to serve a search warrant.

    “Please know that the California Department of Justice and entire law enforcement family are here for you as you grieve...

  • Slain Pomona SWAT officer's funeral is today; procession to follow
    Slain Pomona SWAT officer's funeral is today; procession to follow

    Some streets in downtown Pomona will be closed Thursday morning for a funeral procession for slain SWAT officer Shaun Diamond, officials announced.

    Services for the 16-year veteran will begin at 10 a.m. at Ontario Citizens’ Bank Arena before a procession of Pomona police and other emergency vehicles...

  • Ex-military reservist gets prison for ID theft of fellow soldiers

    A military reservist from Pomona was sentenced to more than three years in prison Tuesday for stealing the identities of seven fellow soldiers while stationed abroad to scam 10 financial institutions in the U.S. of roughly $217,000, prosecutors said.

    Former U.S. Army reservist Gustavo Cervantes,...

  • L.A. sex offenders living with children arrested in Halloween sweep
    L.A. sex offenders living with children arrested in Halloween sweep

    Law enforcement officers checked the homes of dozens of L.A. County sex offenders on Friday in a predawn Halloween compliance sweep that led to the arrest of several people, including one offender found living at a day-care center, authorities said.

    In Santa Clarita, a 22-year-old convicted sex...

  • Café Tacvba lead singer on Mexico violence: 'We live between mafias'
    Café Tacvba lead singer on Mexico violence: 'We live between mafias'

    There are albums. And then there are seminal albums. The kind that mark a before and after point in music, the sort whose influence is long-running and far-reaching. In the world of Latin American rock, that album is "Re," a 20-song release from 1994 by the Mexico City band Café Tacvba (pronounced...

  • Suspect in Pomona SWAT officer's slaying charged with capital murder
    Suspect in Pomona SWAT officer's slaying charged with capital murder

    A suspected member of a motorcycle gang accused of killing a Pomona police SWAT officer has been charged with capital murder, prosecutors announced Thursday.

    Along with the murder charge, David Martinez, 36, faces additional gun and gang allegations, according to the Los Angeles County district...

  • SWAT officer shot in head during San Gabriel operation dies
    SWAT officer shot in head during San Gabriel operation dies

    A Pomona police SWAT officer shot in the back of the head while serving a search warrant in San Gabriel has died, authorities said.

    "It is with a heavy heart that we must deliver the news that early this morning Pomona police SWAT Officer Shaun Diamond had succumbed to his injuries," the Pomona...

  • Motorcycle passenger killed, driver injured in Pomona crash
    Motorcycle passenger killed, driver injured in Pomona crash

    A motorcycle passenger was killed and the driver injured Thursday night in Pomona after a collision with a car.

    The crash at the intersection of Towne Avenue and Grand Avenue occurred about 8:20 p.m., said Lt. Chuck Becker of the Pomona Police Department.

    The passenger, an adult male, was pronounced...

  • Les Marchands pop-up, Ramen Yokocho, Feria de los Moles
    Les Marchands pop-up, Ramen Yokocho, Feria de los Moles

    As part of Santa Barbara culinary event Epicure SB, Hotel Milo and sommeliers Brian McClintic and Eric Railsback of Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant will be hosting a pop-up dinner series in the hotel's courtyard on select Wednesday evenings in the month of October. Dinner by Les Marchands chef...

  • Kidnapped woman calls 911 while left tied up in trunk of abandoned SUV
    Kidnapped woman calls 911 while left tied up in trunk of abandoned SUV

    A missing woman who was kidnapped was able to call police for help Monday night while she was bound in the trunk of an abandoned SUV, authorities said.

    It wasn't immediately clear how the woman made the call from inside the Infiniti, which was left abandoned on the Dudley Street off-ramp of the...

  • Wal-Mart shopper opens trunk of Lexus, finds body of someone she knows
    Wal-Mart shopper opens trunk of Lexus, finds body of someone she knows

    Authorities in Riverside are trying to determine how long a body found decomposing in the trunk of a woman's Lexus had been there before she found it during a shopping trip to Wal-Mart.

    The woman reportedly knew the man whose body she found in her trunk.

    The incident was "very unusual," Riverside...

  • Man pleads not guilty to killing girlfriend with heroin overdose

    A 36-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to charges he killed his girlfriend with a fatal injection of heroin while she was being treated for an infection at a Pomona hospital.

    Steven Crow was charged Monday with one count each of murder and offering to sell a controlled substance in the 2012 death...

  • Sports Roundup: Glendale Community College women earn silver at Fresno Invitational

    WOMEN’S CROSS-COUNTRYGlendale Community College at Fresno Invitational: Glendale finished second Saturday, with Western State Conference nemesis College of the Canyons winning, 44-64.

    Glendale’s Jassmine Macon finished third on the 3.10-mile run in 19 minutes 5.09 seconds.

    Macon was followed in...

  • Sports Roundup: La Cañada High boys' cross-country wins opening meet

    BOYS’ CROSS-COUNTRYLa Cañada at Chaffey High Quad Meet: The Spartans were dominant in their season opener at Chaffey High on Wednesday afternoon, rolling to a victory while also placing their top five within the first nine positions.La Cañada won the team meet with 22 points, topping host Chaffey...

  • Metrolink adds late-night weekend trains for L.A. County Fair fans
    Metrolink adds late-night weekend trains for L.A. County Fair fans

    If you're planning to take Metrolink to visit the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona this weekend or any weekend in September, feel free to stay until closing time. The commuter rail service will run late trains on weekends between Pomona and downtown L.A. during the fair's run.

    The L.A. County...

  • Boys' basketball: Eric Cooper is new coach at Diamond Ranch

    Eric Cooper, the former basketball coach at La Verne Lutheran and St. Anthony, is the new coach at Pomona Diamond Ranch.

    He said it's close to his home and his daughter will attend Diamond Ranch.

    Cooper built successful programs at both schools.

     

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  • Dr. Jesse Steinfeld dies at 87; fought tobacco use as surgeon general
    Dr. Jesse Steinfeld dies at 87; fought tobacco use as surgeon general

    Three U.S. surgeons general have played the biggest roles in alerting the public to the dangers of tobacco.

    In 1964, Dr. Luther Terry issued the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, irrefutably linking smoking with lung disease and other illnesses. The report led to a sharp drop...

  • Pomona couple fatally shot on their porch; police ask for tips
    Pomona couple fatally shot on their porch; police ask for tips

    A couple was fatally shot in front of their home in Pomona late Friday night, and the gunman remains at large, police said.

    The man and woman were sitting on their porch in the 1000 block of East Lexington Avenue when they were shot about 11:45 p.m. Friday, according to the Pomona Police Department.

    ...

  • L.A. County fire officials block bull run, citing safety concerns
    L.A. County fire officials block bull run, citing safety concerns

    Bad news for adrenaline junkies: A bull run similar to the historic event in Pamplona, Spain, has been canceled after Los Angeles County fire officials raised safety concerns.

    The Great Bull Run, a quarter-mile sprint in front of two-dozen snorting bulls, was scheduled for Nov. 8 at the Los Angeles...

  • Man fatally shot in parking lot of Pomona motel
    Man fatally shot in parking lot of Pomona motel

    Pomona police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 48-year-old man in a motel parking lot early Sunday.

    Authorities received calls about shots fired at the Pomona Auto Lodge in the 900 block of North Garey Avenue just before 1 a.m., police said.

    Responding officers found a man lying on the...

  • Suspected drunk driver arrested in death of bicyclist in Pomona
    Suspected drunk driver arrested in death of bicyclist in Pomona

    A 25-year-old Chino Hills man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter after his car allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist in Pomona early Saturday, police said.

    Rick Kyujin Lee was driving north in the 1900 block of South Garey Avenue about 2:30 a.m. when his white...

  • Explosions heard at two-alarm fire at Pomona recycling center
    Explosions heard at two-alarm fire at Pomona recycling center

    Los Angeles County firefighters are battling a two-alarm blaze at a recycling center in Pomona.

    The fire was reported about 6:30 a.m. off East 1st Street and San Antonio Avenue, an industrial area of Pomona south of the 10 Freeway, said Los Angeles County fire inspector Scott Miller.

    “It’s going...

  • Mom sought in abduction of 4-year-old she had abandoned, police say
    Mom sought in abduction of 4-year-old she had abandoned, police say

    Police are looking for a mother who they say abducted her 4-year-old son from his foster parent's home in Pomona after she threatened to hurt him if he wasn't handed over.

    Juana Maria Corrigan, 21, went to the foster mother's home in the 700 block of East 3rd Street at about 5 p.m. Tuesday and...

  • Murder investigation, second shooting prompt road closure in Pomona

    Pomona police closed a section of San Bernardino Road in both directions Friday night for a homicide investigation and a second related shooting.

    Police were conducting surveillance in the 1500 block of San Bernardino Road before 10 p.m. on a man suspected to be involved in the recent shooting...

  • Pomona police seek help identifying woman found dead in carport
    Pomona police seek help identifying woman found dead in carport

    Officials are working to identify a woman who was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds in a carport behind a Pomona apartment early Monday.

    Officers made the discovery after responding to reports of gunfire just before 3 a.m. in the 700 block of San Francisco Avenue, according to Pomona police.

    ...

  • Woman found dead in Pomona
    Woman found dead in Pomona

     

  • Families of Pomona homicide victims to march against violence
    Families of Pomona homicide victims to march against violence

    Pomona residents and the families of homicide victims will resume their campaign to end violence Saturday morning with a march outside City Hall.

    Participants will gather beginning at 8 a.m. and start the two-mile march around the Pomona Civic Center at 505 S. Garey Ave. at 9.

    Marchers can carry...

  • Police evacuate Planned Parenthood in Pomona following bomb threat
    Police evacuate Planned Parenthood in Pomona following bomb threat

    A Planned Parenthood Center in Pomona was evacuated after someone called in a bomb threat Friday morning, police said. 

    Thirty-five people were ushered out of the center at 1550 North Garey Ave. as well as a nearby gas station and MRI center, said Pomona Police Cpl. Daryll Johnson.

    Pomona police...

  • Candidates for Gloria Molina's L.A. County supervisor seat square off
    Candidates for Gloria Molina's L.A. County supervisor seat square off

    With only five days left before the June 3 election, former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis faced off for the first time Thursday with one of her opponents in the race to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina.

    Three candidates are vying for the seat Molina is vacating due to term...

  • Inquiry hasn't slowed Hilda Solis' run for L.A. County supervisor
    Inquiry hasn't slowed Hilda Solis' run for L.A. County supervisor

    In a Burbank union hall, Democratic activists recently gathered on folding chairs to dole out coveted county party endorsements for the June election. In some races, candidates and their supporters worked the room for advantage. But in one of the most important local contests, to fill an open seat...

  • 4 dead in Pomona murder-suicide; boyfriend apparently was gunman
    4 dead in Pomona murder-suicide; boyfriend apparently was gunman

    In the end — from the threatening phone call to the plea for police to please hurry — there just wasn't enough time to save those inside the modest home on Ramsey Way in Pomona.

    Officers said that by the time they got to the street-corner home, all four people inside were dead: the mother, the...

  • Suspect in murder-suicide called brother before entering Pomona home
    Suspect in murder-suicide called brother before entering Pomona home

    The suspected shooter who gunned down a Pomona family overnight Thursday before turning the gun on himself called his own brother before carrying out the murder-suicide, but gave only a few minutes' advance warning, police said.

    When the 28-year-old live-in boyfriend of one of the victims was done,...

  • Gunman shoots family of three in Pomona murder-suicide, police say
    Gunman shoots family of three in Pomona murder-suicide, police say

    Three of the four people found dead inside a Pomona home overnight Thursday were apparently shot to death before a 28-year-old man turned the gun on himself, police said.

    Among the dead was a 52-year-old mother, her daughter, 25, and son, 17, according to Pomona police and neighbors, some of whom...

  • Four bodies found inside Pomona home
    Four bodies found inside Pomona home

    Four bodies were found inside a Pomona house just before midnight Thursday, but little information was immediately available on their conditions.

    Officials said the discovery was made inside a home in the 2100 block of Ramsey Way, about a mile north of the 10 Freeway.

    It was not immediately known...

  • Gloria Molina endorses Solis to succeed her as county supervisor
    Gloria Molina endorses Solis to succeed her as county supervisor

    Standing outside a center for foster kids awaiting placement Thursday, Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina endorsed former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to be her successor.

    Offering one of the more prized endorsements in the race, Molina spoke of Solis' dedication to service and "grass...

  • Accused wrong-way driver in fatal 60 Freeway crash due in court
    Accused wrong-way driver in fatal 60 Freeway crash due in court

    A Fontana woman accused of driving the wrong way on two freeways while drunk and causing a crash that killed six people is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on six counts of murder.

    Olivia Carolee Culbreath, 21, is accused of causing the early morning crash on Feb. 9 by driving a red Chevrolet...

  • Ray Adamyk's 'artisan army' restores historic buildings
    Ray Adamyk's 'artisan army' restores historic buildings

    As president of Spectra, Ray Adamyk has helped restore such prominent historic buildings as the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, the Catalina Casino in Avalon and Union Station in downtown L.A.

  • Jury finds helmet maker not responsible for football player's injury
    Jury finds helmet maker not responsible for football player's injury

    Attorneys for the former student, injured during a high school football game, say Riddell knowingly manufactured a defective helmet pad.

  • Pomona police arrest 4 after shooting in park; fifth man at large
    Pomona police arrest 4 after shooting in park; fifth man at large

    Four men are in custody and a fifth is still at large after an alleged gang-related shooting that nearly killed a man at a Pomona park last month, police said.

    According to police, David Gayles, Dale Colbert, Anthony Wimbley, Robert Wimbley and Darrel Wimbley -- all alleged Pomona gang members...

  • 24 arrested in Pomona gang sweep

    Twenty four people were arrested in a citywide gang enforcement operation in Pomona, police said.

    The sweep ran from 4 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday and included compliance checks on individuals on probation or parole, police said.

    Three guns, 23 grams of methamphetamine and 23 grams of marijuana...

  • Gang member released from prison, shoots man same day, police say
    Gang member released from prison, shoots man same day, police say

    For 22-year-old David Gayles of Pomona, when one prison door closes, another jail door opens.

    That’s what happened Monday, when Pomona police say that just hours after he was released from prison, Gayles was booked on suspicion of attempted murder after a shooting at a local park.

    According to...

  • Transient found shot to death in Pomona parking lot
    Transient found shot to death in Pomona parking lot

    A transient was found shot to death in a Pomona parking lot early Sunday, police said.

    Officers responded to the 600 block of New York Drive  about 7 a.m. after a motorist reported a man down in the parking lot, according to the Pomona Police Department. The individual did not appear to be moving.

    ...

  • Big rig crashes on 10 Freeway in Pomona slow eastbound commute
    Big rig crashes on 10 Freeway in Pomona slow eastbound commute

    Two crashes involving big rigs early Tuesday morning sent at least one person to the hospital and jammed a one-mile stretch of the eastbound 10 Freeway in Pomona. 

    The first collision occurred about 2:14 a.m. on the eastbound 10 Freeway just west of White Avenue and involved two big rigs, with...

  • LAPD officer awarded $260,000 over arrest by Pomona police
    LAPD officer awarded $260,000 over arrest by Pomona police

    A jury found that LAPD rookie Sergio Arreola was the victim of excessive force by two Pomona officers. Arreola refused to resign or take a plea bargain, arguing that the other officers were lying.

  • Jury finds Pomona police used excessive force against LAPD officer
    Jury finds Pomona police used excessive force against LAPD officer

    A jury has awarded a Los Angeles police officer $260,000 after finding Pomona police used excessive force on the young officer and unlawfully arrested him.

    The verdict reached Wednesday evening was a final step in Sergio Arreola's nearly two-year push to clear his name after the 2012 encounter...

  • Foothill Transit bus and cyclist in fatal collision in Pomona
    Foothill Transit bus and cyclist in fatal collision in Pomona

    A bicyclist was killed after colliding with a Foothill Transit bus in Pomona early Thursday morning, police said.

    The collision occurred near the area of White Avenue between Orange Grove and Holt avenues.

    The victim was described only as a male adult in his 40s, according to a news bulletin from...

  • Big Boy No. 4014 steam engine leaving SoCal, may disrupt rail service
    Big Boy No. 4014 steam engine leaving SoCal, may disrupt rail service

    Rail fans and train lovers will have a chance to say goodbye to Big Boy No. 4014, one of the biggest steam locomotives ever built, when it hits the rails early Sunday for the first time in more than half a century.

    Modern locomotives will tow the vintage train as it begins the journey from the ...

  • Gang-related shooting is first Pomona homicide of 2014
    Gang-related shooting is first Pomona homicide of 2014

    An 18-year-old man was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting in Pomona early Sunday.

    Jenesis Daniel Lopez was tagging several buildings near the 900 block of E. Holt Aveue with another individual when he was confronted by two suspects, according to authorities.

    One suspect pulled out a gun...

  • Number of killings surges in some California communities
    Number of killings surges in some California communities

    Though many cities recorded drops, areas such as Pomona and Riverside County puzzle experts with increases in homicides.

  • Retired fire captain pleads no contest in child sex abuse case

    A retired Los Angeles County Fire Department captain pleaded no contest to child sex abuse charges, authorities said Wednesday evening.

    Edward John Cervantes, 62, of Whittier, was charged with committing a lewd act upon a child and continuous sexual abuse, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's...

  • Pomona shooting suspect found by police ... in jail
    Pomona shooting suspect found by police ... in jail

    Pomona police searching for a man suspected of shooting a woman and pistol-whipping another didn’t have to look far to find him.

    Isaac Serrano, 27, a suspected gang member, was arrested a day later in the El Monte jail on suspicion of driving under the influence.

    It all started about 6:30 p.m....

  • State finds 'jeopardy' to disabled at 3 centers; funds at risk

    The California Department of Public Health has taken steps to decertify three centers for the developmentally disabled from receiving Medicaid funding for some of their programs after discovering “situations involving immediate jeopardy” to patients, the agency said late Friday.

    The Porterville,...

  • Man fatally shot in Pomona targeted by rival gang, police say
    Man fatally shot in Pomona targeted by rival gang, police say

    A 23-year-old man who police say was fatally shot by rival gang members in Pomona was first targeted last month in a shooting that wounded a 14-year-old girl, police said.

    Pomona police identified Tuesday night’s victim as Fred Anthony Aguirre, of Pomona. Aguirre was killed about 6 p.m. when he...

  • Alleged gang member arrested in shooting death of teen in Pomona
    Alleged gang member arrested in shooting death of teen in Pomona

    Pomona police have arrested a suspected gang member over the weekend on suspicion of shooting and killing a teen boy last month as he was driving.

    On Friday, Pomona’s police and SWAT team arrested 20-year-old David Bautista, who officials say shot and killed Juan Cisneros on Nov. 27 as he drove...

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