Saturday, March 31, 2018

Pomona's Weekend Movie - You Know My Name 1999 - Sam Elliott

Hero. Thank you

Final Call of Arizona Highway Patrolman

What a great day

Well I'm taking this day to catch up on some reading. And the boys are also relaxing, before we get busy, in making new toys.
The holidays will be here before you know it, so time is running.
One more thing, you all have a great weekend, from me and the boys.

Royals - ("Sad Clown With The Golden Voice") - Postmodern Jukebox Lorde Cover ft. Puddles Pity Party

WHEELCHAIR SWING!, Pomona could use some.


Want to share what Pomona Art and Activism looks like through your eyes? Join us on April 4th at 4pm for a Photovoice workshop at the The dA Center for the Arts. It is an opportunity for you to share YOUR Pomona at the Imagine Pomona Exhibit. See you there!

Waiting and ready!!!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Quarter Dinner Potluck Meeting

April 8th is our 2nd Quarter Dinner Potluck Meeting. As this is a private residence RSVPs are mandatory. Please see flyer for all the details. Adults only please. RSVP by evening of April 5th.

APR 7 Women in Print Claremont Community Foundation (CCF) 205 Yale Ave, Claremont, Saturday, April 7 at 6 PM - 8 PM

Women in Print showcases the work of three prominent
inland Southern California printmakers. The printmaking
techniques exhibited in this show include china-collé,
collagraph, etching, monoprint and more.

The exhibit runs from Thursday, April 5, 2018 through Wednesday, May 2, 2018 and can be viewed during
normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

The History of California Aqueducts: Man Made Rivers Of Life documentary

"Farmers Market" Downtown Pomona this Sunday! 10am-3pm


INCIDENT: Distracted Driving Awareness Month

DATE/TIME: Throughout April, 2018

LOCATION: Citywide

UNIT: Traffic Services

Pomona CA. – Drivers are using their cell phones less often while driving, 10 years after “hands-free” became the law, but distracted driving remains a serious safety challenge in California.  Observing April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the first week in April as California Teen Safe Driving Week, safety advocates will focus on education and enforcement efforts statewide.
Pomona Police Department will join law enforcement throughout the state to step up enforcement along with awareness efforts by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to discourage distracted driving.  Officers will have a special emphasis this month on enforcing all cell phone and distracted driving laws. The goal is to increase voluntary compliance by drivers, but sometimes citations are necessary for motorists to better understand the importance of driving distraction  
April 5th and 13th have been designated as the two statewide enforcement dates when law enforcement agencies will step up distracted driving enforcement activities.  The California Department of Transportation will put distracted driving messages on the changeable message signs on freeways during April.
Traffic officers have issued hundreds of thousands of citations over the past three years to those texting or calling on a hand-held cell phone. Recent legislation now makes it illegal to use your smartphone’s apps will driving.  Still, everyone has seen other drivers on a device driving in a dangerous manner next to them during a commute or a trip around town.
Since 2011, OTS has conducted an observational study of handheld cell phone use every year.  “This year’s study on the use of handheld cell phones and texting shows a decrease over past years; however, more work needs to be done to target those who were observed to still be breaking the law,” said OTS Director Rhonda Craft.  “The best way to put an end to distracted driving is to educate all Californians about the danger it poses. We will do this through enforcement and education efforts like our new advertising campaign “Just Drive”, reminding drivers to put down their phones and focus on the road.”
"California’s distracted driving laws have been saving lives for a decade now,” said former State Senator Joe Simitian, who authored the state’s hands-free and no-texting laws.  “Every day, somewhere in California, someone is sitting down to dinner with their family who wouldn't have made it through the day without these laws on the books.  That’s tremendously gratifying.”
Preliminary 2017 data also shows nearly 22,000 drivers were involved in distracted driving collisions in California, a decline from the more than 33,000 drivers involved in distracted driving collisions in 2007, the last full year before the hands-free law went into effect.
“Smart phones are part of everyone’s lives now.  Texting, phone calls and posting on social media are nearly addicting,” said Sergeant Knight, Pomona PD.  “But doing these things can have deadly consequences while driving on our city’s street.  Changing these dangerous habits will help make our roadways safer for everyone.”
Pomona has the following Safety Tips:
  • If you receive a text message or need to send one, pull over and park your car in a safe location, but ‘never’ on a freeway.  Once you are safely off the road, it is safe to text.
  • Designate your passenger as your “designated texter.”  Allow them access to your phone to respond to calls or messages.
  • Do not engage in social media scrolling or messaging while driving.
  • Cell phone use can be habit-forming.  Struggling to not text and drive?  Put the cell phone in the trunk or back seat of your vehicle until you arrive at your final destination.
Pomona is deploying extra traffic officers with grant-funded resources throughout April in city locations with higher numbers of traffic collisions. Violators will be stopped and cited with fines set at $162 for first time offenders.  This campaign is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Prepared by: Traffic Services
Pomona Police Department

Don't forget Sat. 8am-3pm, POMONA'S COLLECTORS STREET FAIR

New owners of the Seventh Day Adventists Church, "POMONA HOLY CHURCH"

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

MCTF arrests a suspected gang member for possession of a loaded firearm

Date: Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Time: 8:00 PM

Location: 700 block W. Holt Ave, Pomona, Ca


* 29800(a)(1) PC- Felon in Possession of a Firearm
* 30305(a) PC- Felon in Possession of Ammunition
* 25850(c)(6) PC- Unregistered Firearm


* Becerra, Rodolfo, a 36 year old Montclair Resident


* The Pomona Police Department's Major Crimes Task Force (MCTF)


On Saturday, March 24th, 2018, around 8:00 PM, members of the Pomona Police Department's Major Crimes Task Force (MCTF)  conducted directed enforcement in the area of Holt Ave and Huntington Blvd due to the recent increase in gang activity. Officers in an undercover vehicle were monitoring the area when they observed a black 2003 Lincoln Aviator commit several vehicle code violations.

The officers initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver who identified himself as Rodolfo Becerra. During the course of the investigation a loaded handgun was recovered.

Becerra was placed under arrest on suspicion of;

* 29800(a)(1) PC- Felon in Possession of  a Firearm
* 30305(a) PC- Felon in Possession of Ammunition
* 25850(c)(6) PC- Unregistered Firearm

Becerra was booked at the Pomona City Jail.

The Pomona Police Department is dedicated to addressing quality of life issues. Although you may not see a traditional response with marked police cars, understand we use all available resources to investigate crimes which may include the use of  undercover officers and undercover vehicles. The Pomona Police Department will continue to take a "Zero Tolerance" approach to all gun related crimes.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Pomona Police Department at (909)620-2085.

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 by using the website http//

Written By:
M. Lange, Sergeant
Major Crimes Task Force