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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 | Andrew Blankstein, Richard Winton and Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writers
Two days after he reportedly admitted gunning down a California Highway Patrol officer outside a Pomona courthouse, 16-year-old Valentino Arenas appeared in the same court Friday, where he was arraigned on charges that he murdered the lawman to win stature in a street gang. Arenas, who allegedly used his parents' car to ambush CHP Officer Thomas Steiner on Wednesday, wore a white T-shirt and handcuffs as he stood before some of the same court personnel who had heard the fatal shots.
March 18, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police arrested four suspects Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a man and a teenage girl the night before on the Chino Valley Freeway in Pomona. Police found a car late Tuesday off a freeway embankment with the bodies of Monique Almanza, 15, of Ontario and Raymond Flores, 22, of Covina. They later arrested three juveniles who reportedly had argued with the victims at Walnut Park in Chino. Also arrested was Carlos Paredes, 26, of Fontana.
March 6, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Five people were wounded by gunfire, one of them critically, at a house in Pomona on Friday night, police said. All five were taken to local hospitals, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. Identification of the victims was not immediately available. The shootings took place about 7 p.m. at a house in the 1000 block of Cambrin Road, about half a mile south of Frank G. Bonelli Regional County Park, police said.
January 26, 2004 | From Times Staff Writers
The shooting death of a 19-year-old man by a Pomona police officer after a foot chase Friday night is being investigated. When police responded to an 8:30 p.m. call at 11th and Palomares streets, a man holding a gun ran from the scene. He then turned and pointed the gun and was shot by an officer, officials said. Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene. His name was not released. Sheriff's homicide investigators are helping in the investigation.
October 7, 2003 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
Thirty students, standing around several stainless steel tables, are poking at dead dogs with scalpels. It's a scene that would likely raise the hackles of most dog owners -- or prompt them to hide under a bed. But these students, members of the first class at Western University's new veterinary school in Pomona, actually are practicing what the school calls "no harm" medicine.
July 13, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Police offered a $5,000 reward Saturday for information leading to the arrest of a teenage boy allegedly involved in the shooting deaths of two men. Tony Manuel Barron, 16, and other unidentified suspects allegedly killed the men in two separate shootings, said Pomona police Sgt. Jerry Wright. Desmond Boykins, 20, was killed July 5 on the 1600 block of Alameda Street. On Thursday, Antaun Wheatly, 20, was killed on the corner of Holt Avenue and Palomares Street, Wright said.
December 22, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Two men were killed and two injured in a high-speed street racing accident Saturday, according to Pomona police. Pomona residents Jose Batres, 26, and Carlos Mendoza, 20, died after the orange 1993 Honda they were riding in struck a van, went out of control and hit a tree, said Pomona Police Sgt. Michael Ervin Sr. Ervin said the Honda's driver, 22-year-old Jamael Johnson of Pomona, was racing about 1:30 p.m.
December 12, 2002 | Duane Noriyuki, Times Staff Writer
What to expect The thing is, you never really know what to expect at the Pomona Arts Colony. It's not unusual to see teenagers with spiked hair and black leather waiting to get into the Glass House, a punk and alternative rock club, while a jazz trio performs on the sidewalk and diners at Joey's BBQ wipe their chops to the sound of country music.
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