Lanterman Developmental Center Project Near Cal Poly Pomona Moves Forward

By Anthony Chan Pomona, CA – California Department of Finance has transferred the Lanterman Developmental Center property, an approximately 300 acre property near the Cal Poly Pomona campus, to California State University in an effort to benefit Cal Poly Pomona’s education mission as well as the surrounding communities. With a team of experts assembled by […]

Remembering Pomona Police Officer Daniel Fraembs

Pomona PD End of Watch: Saturday, May 11, 1996 Pomona Police Officer Daniel Fraembs was shot and killed while checking on three suspicious subjects, two male gang members and a female, in an industrial area of Pomona on May 11, 1996. As Officer Fraembs patted down the first male suspect the second man was able […]

Gang Members Convicted of Murder; Sentenced To 80 Years

By Pomona PD Pomona – On May 8, 2015, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Officers were dispatched to a victim of a shooting in the 200 block of Fanshaw Avenue.  The victim, 51 year old Pomona residence Gregory Montgomery was found in his front yard suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  Victim Montgomery ultimately died from these wounds.  […]

Shooting Victim In Critical Condition

By Pomona PD Date / Time: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 / 10:18pm Location: Palomares and Fernleaf Ave., Pomona Ca. 91766 Crime: 245 PC Assault with Deadly Weapon – Firearm Victim: Name unknown at this time Suspect(s): Unknown male(s) Suspect Vehicle: Possible silver Acura , unknown year On Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at approximately 10:18pm, Pomona […]

Man Arrested for Human Trafficking

Staff Reports San Bernardino – Investigators of the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force (SBCHTTF) recently closed an investigation regarding the sexual exploitation of a minor by arresting Marquell Deante Stewart, or better known by his street name, “Kell the King.” Investigators concluded that multiple female victims, who are minors, were forced into work […]

Woman Murdered Alive

Staff Reports Pomona – Alexander Anthony Clever was sentenced to life in prison without parole after the murder of his girlfriend, Yvette Silva, in 2014. On Nov. 29, 2014, Clever and Silva were heard arguing in their motel bathroom, according to Michael Matoba, the Deputy District Attorney who prosecuted the case. Two of the victim’s […]

Pomona Bicycle Rodeo

Courtesy of the Pomona Police Dept. POMONA– The Pomona Bicycle Rodeo, for kids aged 3-10, will be held on Saturday April 16, 2016, from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., at the Pomona Civic Center at Mission Blvd. and Garey Avenue. Police officers will inspect bicycles, provide personalized education, and assist children as they ride their bikes through […]

Four Arrested in Diamond Bar Burglary

Staff Reports Diamond Bar– On Wednesday, February 10, Pomona Police Department officers observed a white 2007 Toyota Camry being driven in to the American Inn Motel parking lot at 310 East Foothill Boulevard.  Officers ran the license plate and found that the car had been reported stolen out of Diamond Bar, during a residential burglary.  […]

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

Staff Reports POMONA– On Sunday, February 21, a Battle of the Badges Blood Drive will take place at the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s East County Training Center, located at 3325 Temple Avenue in Pomona.  The event will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and it will be held in Classroom One. The annual campaign […]

Pomona Unified Teachers Awarded Grants To Purchase Supplies

By Juliette Funes POMONA – The Pomona Valley division of the California Retired Teachers Association has provided nearly $750 in mini-grants to Pomona Unified teachers to purchase a variety of classroom materials, from chemistry handbooks and circuit boards for robotics to computer tablets and balance scales. During the highly competitive grant process – in which […]

Pomona Police Conduct Major Crime Sweep

Staff Reports POMONA – This past weekend, the Pomona Police Department’s Major Crimes Task Force (M.C.T.F.) coordinated a multi-agency enforcement operation named “Home for the Holidays.” The purpose of the annual holiday operation was to reduce criminal activity in high crime areas within Pomona. According to police reports, 30 probation and 20 parole compliance checks […]

$10,000 Reward Offered for 2011 Pomona Murder

Staff Reports POMONA-Suspects remain at large in the 2011 murder of 20-year-old Pomona resident Carlos Jimenez. The Pomona Police Department announced this week the $10,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspects. The Pomona Police are seeking the public’s assistance to provide any information to help solve the case. According […]

White House Honors Local Pomona Schools

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Staff Reports Pomona– On Oct. 15, Pomona Unified School District and Cal Poly Pomona were recognized at the White House for a partnership helping underprivileged Hispanic youth reach higher education. “It’s through important partnerships such as the one we have with Cal Poly Pomona that we are able to offer tremendous educational opportunities to our […]

Halloween Safety Tips

Courtesy of Pomona Police Department Pomona– The Pomona Police Department would like to offer the following simple tips to make Halloween safe and fun: Be sure older children take friends and younger children are accompanied by a trusted adult when trick-or-treating. Accompany younger children to the door of every home they approach and make sure […]

Pomona Unified Cosmetology Program Expands to IE Schools

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Courtesy of Pomona Unified School District POMONA – The Pomona Unified Adult and Career Education’s Barbering and Cosmetology program has expanded partnerships to include eligible high school students from nearby school districts who are interested in taking advantage of the innovative and popular course offering, which launched last year. The PUSD Adult and Career Education […]

Pomona Unified Welcomes New Administrators

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By Juliette Funes Pomona – To welcome in the new school year, the Pomona Unified School District is introducing new administrators – including a new principal at Lorbeer Middle School ­– and celebrating promotions of staff members who will helm their respective departments and carry on PUSD’s tradition of success. “The passion these educators have […]

Pomona: Police Explorer Is Optimist Youth Of The Year

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Staff Reports Pomona – The Pomona Breakfast Optimist Club has selected Pomona Police Explorer, Serena Grajeda, as their Youth of the Year. She was nominated and selected by her Explorer Post as the most outstanding Explorer in 2015. Grajeda was recognized at a recent dinner with formal Certificates of appreciation from the City of Pomona […]

Pomona: Bright Prospects At PUSD

Photo Courtesy: PUSD Garey High 2015 graduate, Juan Ledesma

Staff Reports Pomona – On Fri., Sept. 4, Garey High School hosted a special program highlighting one of their college programs. According to the Pomona Unified School District, Garey High Class of 2015 graduate, Juan Ledesma, shared his inspiring story of how Bright Prospect helped him realize his dream of pursuing a degree in political […]

Pomona Police Department Honors Officer

Photo Courtesy: PPD 50 year Police veteran, Lt. Ron McDonald

Lt. Ron McDonald celebrates 50th year of service to the City Staff Reports Pomona – Lt. Ron McDonald was sworn in as a Pomona Police Officer by Chief Ralph E. Parker on Sept. 1, 1965.  Tues., Sept. 1 marked his 50th year of continuous service to the City of Pomona as a sworn Officer.  Prior to […]

Pomona: Gang Members Convicted

Multiple counts of attempted murder send two men to prison   Staff Reports Pomona – The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has announced two recent convictions of local gang members arrested by the Pomona Police Department. A jury convicted Derek Joshua Sommer, 28, of 11 felony counts in his case: five counts of attempted […]