Friday, June 23, 2017

Stories From the Boneyard

2017 Veteran of the Year

Dear Friend,
I was proud to honor a true hero of the 52nd Assembly District this week in Sacramento for the 2017 Veteran of the Year. Mr. Fred Kelly was a master sergeant in the United State Air Force who served from 1960 to 1984. During his time of deployment he served all across the world, including Vietnam, Zaragoza, Spain, England, and Taiwan. Mr. Kelly continues his work as an outstanding veteran who is active in the American Legion Post #299 in Chino, formerly serving as a vice commander from 2010 to 2015. He has volunteered his time in Chino's Memorial Day Celebration and donates baskets of toiletries and military hats to the Veterans Hospital in Barstow. Please join me in thanking him for his service.
As the Inland Empire experiences record-setting high temperatures, I want to remind everyone of a few simple precautions you can take to stay cool and healthy. Please visit to find energy saving tips and share this helpful graphic on your social media with friends and family!

Many college bound students are preparing to start an exciting and challenging new chapter of life in the next few months. I fought hard to significantly protect and expand financial aid for college students and the 2017-2018 California State Budget makes monumental strides in supporting college affordability. Along with these proud efforts, I am also thrilled to announce three constituents who were recently awarded educational scholarships. Two exceptional students from Pomona and Ontario have received the California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation Scholarship and one student from my alma mater, Garey High School in Pomona received the Everybody Loves Raymond Scholarship. Congratulations to these students and all others starting college in the fall!
For more information, please visit my website. We have some exciting events coming up, including a Community Health Fair on Saturday, check them out!
Freddie Rodriguez
Assemblymember, 52nd District

P.S. My website and social media: Facebook, Twitter are also great resources for legislation, news and upcoming events in the District.

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Tom Fitton discussing Susan Rice Docs at Obama Library, Benghazi, & Lawsuit on Obama Travel Costs

Airplane Classic Scenes

Blazing Saddles | 50 Best Bits

Watching The Wheels - John Lennon & Yoko Ono


Metro Board Approves Funding and Partnership Agreements for the Foothill Gold Line’s Next Segment; Groundbreaking this October

Today, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board approved the $1.4-billion funding and partnership agreements between Metro and the Construction Authority for the construction of the Los Angeles County portion of the Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Glendora to Montclair. The partnership agreements establish a funding plan and shared roles and responsibilities between the two agencies, as the Construction Authority will build and complete the Foothill Gold Line before turning it over to Metro for passenger service.
The Foothill Gold Line is being funded by Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. The portion of the project within Los Angeles County (Glendora to Claremont) is being mostly funded by Metro’s Measure M half-cent sales tax that was approved by voters in November 2016, as well as residual Measure R funds from the Pasadena to Azusa segment that was completed under budget. The portion from Claremont to Montclair will need to be funded by San Bernardino County.
The Foothill Gold Line will be the first transit project in Measure M to begin construction when it breaks ground on October 21, 2017. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at Citrus College in Glendora, CA. More ceremony details will be provided in the near future.

Family Art Day at Pomona College Farm, June 24th

Tectonic Shift Artist Mary Beierle Family Day Clay Workshop @ Pomona College Organic Farm
$3 suggested donation, ages 4 & up

Gather at Pomona College Organic Farm. Observe and create a small tile with sculpted plant or vegetable with air dry clay.

Call Pearl to register at (909) 397-9716 or email us at

Word up!!

Summer heat has been known to crack some tree limbs. So next time, you decide to park near or under a tree. Think about these pictures, lucky nobody's car got damage


It's coming To Pomona!!!

The Gold Line Community Meeting will be at the Palomares Park Community Center on July 18, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Next Performance - Viva Diva concert Saturday, July 15 at 4 pm

Pomona Revival & Acerogami present

Surf & Shake

Bodegas, Crow Baby, Harriers Of Discord, Daydream Time Machine, Naive Thieves (@dba256), Twin Seas (@dba256), Pomona Revival

Fri, June 23, 2017

9:00 pm


Pomona, CA



This event is 21 and over

Mystic Braves

LA Witch, The Creation Factory, Cheap Tissue

Sat, June 24, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

Fontana Day at the LA County Fair

The LA County Fair on Sept. 25 for the Fontana Day at the Fair and get $5 admission/per person!

Movies in the Park

Don’t miss the viewing of “Storks” tomorrow night at Ontario Town Square as part of the annual Summer Series Movies in the Park. The community is invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket to the grass area and join the fun. Event starts at 7 PM. Kids Activities, Food, and Fun. Movies start at dusk. For more information, visit or call (909) 937-3000. #CityofOntario #OntarioLens #SummerSeries #OntarioTownSquare

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

June 24, 2017
White Ave. lot

Los Angeles County residents can drop off hazardous materials free of charge at the White Ave. lot.

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

White Ave. lot

Enter Gate 9 on White Ave.

Visit for more information

Cheers at Fairplex - Wine, Spirits & Beer Festival

June 24, 2017
The Farm at Fairplex

Saturday, June 24 is an official day of celebration - it's Cheers at Fairplex - Wine, Spirits & Beer Festival

Eat, Drink, Experience a celebration of winning wines, extra virgin olive oils, spirits and beers from the L.A. International competitions

Beer tavern, wine garden, spirits lounge, food, dj and music and a silent auction - bring a group of friends

*All guests must be 21 and over and should be prepared to present valid identification

7-11 p.m.

Parking at Gate 12 on White Ave.

Visit for tickets & information!  Cheers!