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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1997
The federal Economic Development Agency will provide $1 million to the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona as part of an effort to assist cities recovering from the aftermath of defense cutbacks, Rep. Jay Kim announced Wednesday. The $1-million grant from a special fund will be used to install air-conditioning and heating systems in three Fairplex exposition buildings. The project will cost $1.7 million. The remainder of the funding will come from Fairplex.
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SPORTS
February 1, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cory McClenathan isn't the No. 1 top fuel qualifier for today's Chief Auto Parts Winternationals, but there's still a smile on his face. Cory Mac, as legions of drag racing fans know him, is just glad he's in Pomona, able to drive his McDonald's dragster in the first event of the National Hot Rod Assn. season. As recently as three weeks ago, he wasn't so sure. A tumor was discovered under his right shoulder blade. When physicians cut it out, it was the size of a baseball. That was on Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1991
A 15-year-old boy standing in his driveway in Pomona was shot to death and his companion wounded in what police said may have been retaliation for an earlier gang shooting across town. Police were searching Friday for suspects in the drive-by killing of Alvaro Rojero Hernandez, who was shot in the abdomen Thursday and died during surgery at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. The boy was standing with 13-year-old Alfredo Acevedo, who was shot in the leg. Capt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1997
Serious crime in Los Angeles County's 12 cities declined during the first six months of 1996 compared to 1995. Here's how the crime rates changed in those cities with populations of about 100,000 or more. *--* Burbank 1995 1996 % Change Murder 22 2 -90.9% Rape 10 23 130.0% Robbery 256 303 18.4% Assault 391 348 -11.0% Violent Total 679 676 -0.4% Burglary 580 460 -20.78% Larceny/theft 1,005 856 -14.8% Vehicle/theft 529 473 -10.6% Property Total 2,114 1,789 -15.4% Crime Total 2,793 2,465 -11.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1999 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Behind high mesh fences and security posts, Lou Lygett broke a proud, toothless smile when he showed visitors the poppies he planted. The frail man in his 60s, with a paralyzed arm and a neck as corded as an old rope, looked harmless, but admitted that he used to molest children. In a building next door, a dapper 18-year-old named Miguel Alvarez struggled to understand the word "felony" in a court competency class. He landed here after allegedly helping fellow gang members burglarize a home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Four teenage boys were charged Tuesday with attempting to murder a school policeman by hitting him on the head with a baseball bat when he responded to a burglary at a Pomona elementary campus. The teens, ages 14 to 16, were also each charged with aggravated mayhem, assault on a peace officer, burglary and vandalism, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 2007 | From a Times staff writer
A 2-year-old boy was crushed to death Friday when a television set toppled off a dresser in his home and fell on his neck, Pomona police said. They received a 911 call late Friday afternoon to a home in the 800 block of East Phillips Boulevard. When they arrived they found the boy, Milton Vasquez, unconscious, said Sgt. Jeff Anderson of the Pomona Police Department. Anderson said CPR was performed on the boy in an effort to resuscitate him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1990
The Pomona City Council has designated the last week in June as Gay Pride and Human Rights Week, adopting a proclamation that says the city intends "to promote the spirit of non-discrimination in all areas of life." A proclamation declares the city "has had gay and lesbian citizens working as physicians, teachers, architects . . . and civic leaders, daily and unselfishly, to make Pomona a city to be proud of."
SPORTS
January 31, 1998 | BILL PLASCHKE
My first association with drag racing occurred as a cub reporter on the rewrite desk, when a local promoter phoned with information about a race. The winner, I wrote, "toured the course in 5.1 seconds." The next day, an editor summoned me with words to live by: "Son, in drag racing, they do not tour the course."
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