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April 2, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
Police on Sunday were searching for a 43-year-old man suspected of converting a 2,200-square-foot home into an indoor marijuana farm, the fifth suburban home-turned-pot farm that authorities have uncovered in the eastern San Gabriel Valley in recent weeks. Police named John Kerkenbush as a suspect after searching the home Saturday evening and removing about 200 mature plants, or about 155 pounds of marijuana.
April 27, 2004 | Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers
Saying that local police were "outnumbered," a Pomona councilwoman called Monday for a court order against the 12th Street gang after a wannabe member had shot and killed a California Highway Patrol officer last week. Councilwoman Norma Torres called on the city's lawyers to seek an order that would prevent gatherings of the 12th Streeters, the San Gabriel Valley's largest and reportedly most ruthless gang with nearly 1,000 members and associates.
April 24, 2004 | Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writer
Three weeks after a Montclair boarding school was shut down by police amid allegations of abusive punishment, its owners were cited Friday by the state for operating without a license. Officials from the state's Community Care Licensing Division said that Otis and Doris McIntyre ran the Ministerial Christian Academy as a group home without obtaining proper approval. The citation does not carry a penalty but the McIntyres could be fined $200 a day if they reopen the facility without approval.
January 5, 2007 | Angie Green, Times Staff Writer
An 11-month-old Pomona girl who suffered severe head injuries in a hit-and-run collision died Thursday after her family requested that she be taken off life support, hospital officials said. Alondra Kimberly Ibanez was injured when the car she was riding in on the northbound 71 Freeway was struck from behind Wednesday in Pomona by a pickup, authorities said. The driver of the truck remains at large, said California Highway Patrol Officer Edmund Zorrilla.
January 22, 2003 | Daniel Hernandez, Times Staff Writer
Authorities on Tuesday identified Daniel Moreno, 24, as the man who shot and killed a 2-year-old boy as he sat with his mother and two brothers the day before in a Burger King in Pomona. Police later shot and killed Moreno, of Rialto, less than a block away from the restaurant after he threatened officers with his gun and yelled, "Just shoot me!" witnesses and police said. Authorities also said Tuesday they had released three men who were thought to be suspects in the restaurant shooting.
March 2, 2003 | Susan Carrier, Special to The Times
The home of the Los Angeles County Fair since 1922, Pomona is probably better known for agriculture than architecture. But this east San Gabriel Valley city of 143,000 has a stock of more than 2,700 historic homes and buildings that rivals even Pasadena. Wow factor Pomona boasts two Landmark Historic Districts: Lincoln Park and Wilton Heights. Many homes' original features, such as dark wood molding and hardware, have remained untouched.
June 15, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Los Angeles County firefighters battled a brush fire Tuesday that spread to nearly 40 acres and threatened several homes, officials said. The fire was reported about 3 p.m. near Los Felis Drive and El Vecino Place, officials said. More than 200 firefighters responded to the blaze, which quickly spread to 15 acres and was fanned by wind gusts up to 15 mph.
August 22, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Police set up a temporary center for emergency calls Wednesday after electrical problems caused the city's 911 system to fail for seven hours, authorities said. For much of the day, 911 calls to Pomona were routed to a dispatch center at the Chino Police Department. The California Highway Patrol still took cellular calls. The system was down from 10:10 a.m. to about 5 p.m.
January 4, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An 11-month-old baby was critically injured Wednesday in a freeway collision in which the driver of one of the vehicles fled the scene. The infant girl, identified as Alonda Ibanez, was injured when the car she was riding in collided with a pickup on the Chino Valley Freeway. She was airlifted to Loma Linda Medical Center. Julie Smith, a Loma Linda hospital spokeswoman, said the infant had been declared brain dead. According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred about 7:30 a.m.
February 6, 1996
Where thousands of workers once made missiles for the Navy, Pomona officials are hoping to create new prosperity. As the first step toward revitalizing the former General Dynamics missile plant, a part of the 166-acre plant will spring back to life as a recreation center for the city, Pomona officials said Monday. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.
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