Sunday, December 31, 2017
"Pomona Hotel. First building erected in Pomona (later destroyed by fire). Pomona's first hotel built by M. A. Marshall at a cost of $5,000 early in the year 1875. It had an office, a parlor, a dining room and a sitting room. There were eight bedrooms on the second floor and a corral with room for sixteen cots on the third floor [Progress, Oct. 26, 1915]."
Friday, December 29, 2017
ICE confirms that deadly CA fires were set by illegal alien arrested & released 5 times by sanctuary city cops, ignoring ICE detainer requests each time
The acting director of ICE has confirmed that not only is the individual responsible for setting many of the fires consuming California an illegal alien, he has been arrested by local Sonoma County police at least five times.
ICE submitted detainer requests to arrest and deport the individual, Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, all five times. All five times the detainer requests were ignored by local police, Gonzalez being released to set more fires and kill more people without so much as a phone call to ICE to honor its detainer requests.
As tragic as the case of Kate Steinle was, this avoidable disaster is even greater, as at last count, at least 40 innocent people have perished in the catastrophic and deadly inferno raging across California. Dozens more are still missing.
Governor Moonbeam Jerry Brown should be sued for this by the families of those who died in the massive California wildfires and by those who lost all they own.
WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tom Homan confirmed on Thursday that a man arrested in connection with setting a fire in Sonoma County Wine Country is an illegal alien from Mexico who has been twice returned to his “home country.”
Homan also confirmed that ICE has issued detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times now in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 in relation to his most recent arrest on suspicion of arson. All of the arrests were made “by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges,” according to Homan.
Sonoma County is considered a sanctuary jurisdiction and does not fully cooperate with federal immigration officials. That includes not honoring ICE detainer requests. “ICE was never notified of Mr. Gonzalez’ various releases,” Homan wrote in the statement regarding Gonzalez.
There were several fires in the region, and it is not clear what role the fires Gonzales allegedly set played in the overall disaster.
Homan’s public statement highlights the lack of cooperation from Sonoma County officials and the devastating wildfires that have ravaged the region:
“Once again, a non-cooperative jurisdiction has left their community vulnerable to dangerous individuals and preventable crimes.
ICE lodged a detainer against Jesus Gonzalez with Sonoma County jail officials on October 16, following his arrest on felony charges for maliciously setting fire to a property. This is especially troubling in light of the massive wildfires already devastating the region.
Over the past year, ICE has lodged detainers against Mr. Gonzalez after four separate arrests by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges. ICE was never notified of Mr. Gonzalez’ various releases.
Additionally, Mr. Gonzales has been returned to his home country of Mexico on two separate occasions. The residents of Sonoma County, and the state of California, deserve better than policies that expose them to avoidable dangers.
Non-cooperation policies – now enshrined in California state law – ensure only one thing: criminals who would otherwise be deported will be released and left free to reoffend as they please.”
California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law a bill that makes California a sanctuary state.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
"First City Hall of Pomona, built in 1888. Contract let Aug. 8, 1888. Building formally accepted by Board of Trustees Nov. 28, 1888. Used until completion of new City Hall, 1911. Lower part served as jail until completion of present Police Station, July 8, 1922. Site of present Chamber of Commerce. Picture taken while being torn down.
"South East-4th of July celebration at the San Jose Hills. Intersection of Orange Grove and Park (Ellen). Tomaso Palomares adobe (Alkire home). Historic Oak now in the yard of 458 Kenoak. Gift of E. J. Palmer. About 1906?-much earlier Ganesha Park was landscaped.
White, Ira F. & Son, 1898. Hardware, paints, oils. 354 W. 2nd. S.W. cor. N. Main & W. Bertie. Mfg ladders.
View of Second Street, Pomona, looking west from Garey Av. Taken in 1890. Gift of C. E. Wolfe. Bridger House, 2nd & Garey, Pomona Commercial & Savings Bank corner. Band stand on Brady Block site s. w. corner Brick blocks: 1. -- Smith (Post office was in this building until 1907 or '08) 2. Walter Avis 3. Phillips Block Cor. of Thos. & 2nd 1. Peoples Bank 2. Peoples Store remotely seen (right side of street) Brown's Hotel (kept by Smith) later Pacific hotel & finally Commercial Hotel 2 story building where Bulletin now is was owned by E. B. Tilden 1 story building (right) saddlery 2 story building (right) F. M.
"Sidewalks in the Pomona of 1884 were private enterprises, and this picture of 2nd St., looking from Main toward Gordon St, reveals fifteen different levels of walk, or a change of height and a jumping place with each building. At the left is seen the livery stable of Louie Brosseau. In the foreground at the right is the Pomona Restaurant; Calvin Bros. Stationery, fancy goods and news agency; the Eagle barbershop; the California boot and shoe store; Mr. Kidson's hotel, the Des Moines House; James Armour's drug store and other businesses in the buildings known as 'Armourville'. In the second block is John Johnson's hardware store and Brown's hotel."
Thompson Bros-Taylor's 222 S. Thomas. Sorenson, Chris-billiards 246 S. Thomas. Pomona Mutual 260 S. Thomas. Auto show - Expansion Day.
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Pomona PD reminds citizens that the negligent discharge of firearms is against City ordinance and California law
The Pomona Police Department wants everyone to celebrate the holidays safely and responsibly. Don't fire guns or fireworks into the air. Extra enforcement will be out looking for violators. Please take a moment to review the following safety reminders:
- Firing a gun in the air to celebrate the holidays is against the law & dangerous.
- Any person who violates the CA Penal Code will have their firearm confiscated and will be arrested.
- What goes up will come down! When a bullet comes down it is traveling at fatal velocity.
- If you see someone fire a gun into the air , CALL 9-1-1!
- The use and possession of fireworks are illegal in Pomona. Offenders can be fined up to $1,000, jail time or both.
- If fireworks injure someone or start a fire, those responsible will be charged.
- Fireworks complaints can be called in to: (909) 622-1241.
If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.