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December 4, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Dress for Success is offering a great shopping opportunity with its third annual pop-up shop. The shop, designed by Lisa Adams of L.A. Closet Design, is offering discounts of 50% to 70% on new and vintage clothing from more than 100 brands including Cynthia Rowley, Catherine Malandrino, Henri Bendel, David Meister, LAMB, AG Jeans, Nanette Lapore.  and Stuart Weitzman. The shop also features an eco-designer showcase including items such as shoes by Coclico, vegan handbags by Urban Expressions and necklaces made by indigenous Peruvian artisans.
November 28, 2013 | By Laura J. Nelson
Authorities are looking for clues in a possibly gang-related shooting in Pomona that left a 17-year-old boy dead.  An officer on patrol found the boy inside a car at White Avenue and 2nd Street  around 12:06 p.m. Wednesday, Sgt. Matt Stone of the Pomona Police Department told the Los Angeles Times. Authorities believe the shooting occurred next to the Metrolink train tracks at 1st Street and Hamilton Boulevard, about a quarter-mile away. Homicide Report: Tracking killings in Los Angeles County "He drove until he couldn't drive any farther," Stone said.
November 23, 2013 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
A Pomona man previously convicted of possessing child pornography was indicted Friday on federal charges of illegally possessing a slew of weapons, including eight handguns, two shotguns and a rifle, authorities said. Ky Cheng, 43, faces a maximum of 10 years in federal prison if convicted of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, according to the U.S. attorney's office of the Central District of California. Cheng, an Army veteran, was convicted of possessing child pornography six years ago after a court martial.
November 22, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Pomona police are offering $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in any of the city's dozens of homicides this year. Although detectives have solved some cases and have leads on others, police said in a statement that “there are still witnesses out there that do have critical information related to the unsolved cases, who can make the difference between knowing who did it and proving who did it.” Pomona police did...
November 21, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis has taken a position as a scholar in residence at Cal Poly Pomona, officials said Thursday.' Solis began this week and will guest lecture in classes, mentor students in the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences and help faculty develop curriculum. A particular area of interest will be political science, Cal Poly spokesman Daniel B. Lee said. Solis received a bachelor's degree in the subject from the Pomona campus in 1979. “I look forward to being a part of this great institution, and engaging with both the faculty and students in meaningful discussions about public policy and many other important issues,” Solis said in a statement.
November 18, 2013 | By David Colker
Katherine Hagedorn was not your stereotypical priestess in the Cuba-based Santeria religion, known for its complex, ecstatic drumming that adherents believe can call forth deities. She grew up in New Jersey, was white, had a doctorate in music and was a longtime popular professor at Pomona College. But as a graduate student on a cold, rainy day at Brown University in 1988, she spotted a poster for an upcoming performance by an Afro-Cuban ensemble of drummers and dancers. The performance changed her life.
November 17, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Eddie Reyes was just a 12-year-old in the school lunch line when Daniel Diaz shook his hand, introduced himself and asked Reyes about God. Twenty years after the pair first met, Diaz was still reaching out to young people. His ability to connect with youths took the longtime friends to the corner of Park and Mayfair avenues in Pomona on Nov. 11, where police say Diaz was shot to death by a lone gunman on foot. Diaz's killing - just hours after about 200 people gathered for an anti-violence rally at Ganesha High School in Pomona - was the latest in what police and community leaders are calling the worst year of violence in the city's recent history.
November 15, 2013 | By Bob Pool
It's been sitting around in Pomona for nearly 53 years, but now the beast they call Big Boy is making tracks for Wyoming. Officially known as Union Pacific steam engine No. 4014, the locomotive has been parked at the RailGiants Train Museum in Pomona since 1962, a displaced piece of the past. Now Union Pacific has reacquired the behemoth and has begun inching Big Boy No. 4014 toward mainline rail tracks that will take it to Cheyenne, where it will be rebuilt and begin life afresh as a rolling museum on steel wheels.
November 13, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night in Pomona to mourn the loss of a beloved youth minister who was gunned down after leaving a birthday party. Daniel Diaz worked as a youth pastor at his parents' New Beginnings Community Church in Baldwin Park. He and a friend had taken three youths out to the movies Sunday night. The group had just dropped off a boy at his home near Park Avenue and Mayfair Street when the shooting occurred, friends said. “My son was an incredible young man and he helped a lot of people,” David Diaz said.
November 12, 2013 | KTLA News
Police in Pomona appealed to the public Tuesday for help in finding the gunman who shot and killed a youth pastor. Daniel Diaz was shot early Monday when someone opened fire on the car he was traveling in near Park Avenue and Mayfair Street in Pomona, according to the Pomona Police Department. Diaz, a West Covina resident, was in the car with several members of his church after a birthday party. HOMICIDE REPORT: Tracking killings in Pomona He was the only person in the vehicle who was shot, police said.
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