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    Reputed prison gangster killed

    'Frankie B' was believed to be a member of the Mexican Mafia. He and another man were shot at a Pomona bar.

    By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

    November 15, 2007

    A reputed member of the Mexican Mafia prison gang was one of two men gunned down in a Pomona sports bar Tuesday night, authorities said.

    Frankie "Frankie B" Buelna, 61, of Pomona was shot several times in the torso during a confrontation at Characters Sports Bar on 1st Street.

    He was flown to County-USC Medical Center, where he died, said Pomona Police Sgt. Rick Baker.

    Enrique Sanchez, 26, of Chino also was shot and killed at the bar. A third man believed to be a bystander was treated at a hospital for gunshot wounds and released, Baker said.

    Baker and state prison gang investigators confirmed Buelna's association with the Mexican Mafia.

    Baker said two men entered the busy sports bar shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday and argued with Buelna. One of the two men pulled a gun and began firing, hitting Buelna and Sanchez. The men then fled in a gold car.

    It was unclear Wednesday if Buelna and Sanchez knew each other.

    The Mexican Mafia prison gang is known to order Latino street gangs to extort cash, or "tax," drug dealers in their neighborhoods and funnel the proceeds to Mafia members.

    Buelna was reputed to control the activities of Latino gangs from Pomona to Azusa. San Gabriel Valley gang members interviewed by The Times claimed they taxed drug dealers in their areas and sent part of the proceeds to Buelna.

    In 2006, he was one of 57 gang members arrested as part of a sweep against Pomona's 12th Street Sharkeys, a gang with close ties to the Mexican Mafia. The arrests came after the killing of California Highway Patrol Officer Thomas Steiner by one of the gang's new recruits.

    It was unclear Wednesday how that case had been resolved or when Buelna had returned to the streets.

    Baker said detectives still knew of no motive for the killing and didn't know if Buelna's association with the Mexican Mafia, or drug taxation of street gangs, played a part in his death.

    Pomona police ask that anyone with information about the crime call (909) 620-2085.

    sam.quinones@latimes.com
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    Tssk......What a shame.

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    I thought that was a gay bar?!??!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illiy View Post
    I thought that was a gay bar?!??!
    Positive rep inbound!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illiy View Post
    I thought that was a gay bar?!??!
    Naa, just sausage heavy. Now with two fewer sausages!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Illiy View Post
    I thought that was a gay bar?!??!
    Nope! But, if you are interested, here is a current listing of known gay and lesbian bars in Pomona, CA that are popular.

    Alibi East
    225 San Antonio Ave.
    Pomona, California

    Hookup
    1047 E 2nd St
    Pomona, California 91766

    Here is the listing for the state.........

    http://www.mygayweb.com/bars/state/?StateID=8
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaBear View Post
    Nope! But, if you are interested, here is a current listing of known gay and lesbian bars in Pomona, CA that are popular.

    Alibi East
    225 San Antonio Ave.
    Pomona, California

    Hookup
    1047 E 2nd St
    Pomona, California 91766

    Here is the listing for the state.........

    http://www.mygayweb.com/bars/state/?StateID=8
    It wasn't a point of interest question

    There are a couple gay bars in that area... I had always heard that was one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaBear View Post
    Nope! But, if you are interested, here is a current listing of known gay and lesbian bars in Pomona, CA that are popular.

    Alibi East
    225 San Antonio Ave.
    Pomona, California

    Hookup
    1047 E 2nd St
    Pomona, California 91766

    Here is the listing for the state.........

    http://www.mygayweb.com/bars/state/?StateID=8
    ...and you know this ,how??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavriktu View Post
    ...and you know this ,how??
    Surprisingly he didn't add "The Back door" to the list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illiy View Post
    Surprisingly he didn't add "The Back door" to the list!

    He wants to keep that one from getting overly popular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illiy View Post
    Surprisingly he didn't add "The Back door" to the list!
    there is one local to me called 'The Male Box.'

    there is also a bar/restaurant in the same neighborhood that is really strange. during the day its a family style restaurant, but at night it is mainly a gay hangout. we always say that the restaurant is 'straight til eight' lol



    and no, i don't go to them...i don't even know where the first one is :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavriktu View Post
    ...and you know this ,how??
    Clcik the link, thilly! Wouldn'tcha just know it! Straight bait can't figure it out........tee hee!!!! You Thilly thavage!
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