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Mark Cromer

Artist's rendering of the DesertXpress

High-Speed Train to Vegas From Victorville

Anyone who attended high school in Southern California during the 1970s and 1980s had a fair chance of listening to a teacher predict that by the time the students were middle-aged, they would be zipping comfortably across California courtesy of a high-speed rail network. It made sense, but then so......

Norco School Safety Uproar

Dozens of students walked out of John F. Kennedy Middle College School in Norco last week to protest school officials' alleged failure to take action agains...

Muralgeddon

It's unlikely that the graffiti vandals who set upon the city's great freeway murals like spray-paint hyenas have any appreciation of their dark accomplishment. Savoring their slow-motion elimination of the civic beauty that muralists like John Wehrle, Frank Romero, Glenna Boltuch Avila and Willie Herron brought Los Angeles would suggest......

Pomona Cops Dodge a Bullet

In Pomona, there's not going to be a new sheriff in town — for now. Three weeks after the Pomona Police Department's rank and file gathered at a beer-di...

A Betrayal in Proud Pomona

Six years ago the Pomona Police Department rolled through this hard-luck city in a fierce display of force, unleashed by a City Council that was seemingly inten...

Cannabis Rising

Maybe somewhere high above L.A., on a big, wispy puff of a magic-dragon cloud, Daryl Gates found himself with Jack Herer looking down on his old, literal stomping grounds. What the heavenly odd couple, who died a day apart in mid-April, might have thought as they mulled over a gathering......