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COURIER week in photos: 12-4-15

  • Bill Cunitz is just a few short weeks away from retirement as CEO of Pilgrim Place. He has led the retirement community for over 17 years during which time they have seen some significant growth while maintaining their inclusive spirit.

    Bill Cunitz is just a few short weeks away from retirement as CE...

  • Firefighters use multiple aerial platform trucks to battle a stubborn fire in an abandoned commercial building on Monday in Pomona. The blaze began just after 4 p. m. in the 700 block of Harrison Avenue near Towne Avenue just outside of the Claremont

    Firefighters use multiple aerial platform trucks to battle a stu...

  • L. A. County firefighters exit through a main entrance of the commercial building after attempting to knock down the fire from just inside the doorway. Initially firefighters were inside the structure but retreated when the roof collapsed.

    L. A. County firefighters exit through a main entrance of the co...

  • It took fire crews over two hours to contain the fire in the commercial building off Harrison Avenue on Monday. Approximately 70 firefighters from multiple stations responded to the late afternoon blaze.

    It took fire crews over two hours to contain the fire in the com...

  • A giant cloud of black smoke rise form the burning commercial building as firefighters use water cannons to douse the flames on Monday in Pomona. The plume of smoke was so large it could be seen from miles away.

    A giant cloud of black smoke rise form the burning commercial bu...

  • Syrian refugees Mostafa Kanjou, left, and Fouad Wawieh, with their families have settled into permanent housing Pomona. Congresswoman Norma Torres held a news conference last Wednesday to thank local multi-denominational faith groups for assistance

    Syrian refugees Mostafa Kanjou, left, and Fouad Wawieh, with the...

  • Daughters of Mostafa Kanjou and Fouad Wawieh play in a corner of the Islamic Center during Congresswoman Norma Torres’ news conference.

    Daughters of Mostafa Kanjou and Fouad Wawieh play in a corner of...

  • Congresswoman Norma Torres held a news conference last Wednesday to recognize the efforts of local faith based groups to welcome two Syrian Refugee families to the Pomona Valley.

    Congresswoman Norma Torres held a news conference last Wednesday...