Friday, September 4, 2015

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September 4, 2015 – NATIONAL COLLEGE COLORS DAY – NATIONAL WILDLIFE DAY – NATIONAL MACADAMIA NUT DAY – NATIONAL NEWSPAPER CARRIER DAY – NATIONAL HUG YOUR BOSS DAY

National College Colors Day - Changes Annually
 

Across the United States students, parents, family, fans and alumni observe celebrate National College Colors Day.  This day is annually celebrated by wearing your college’s (or the college you support) favorite colors and college/university apparel.

CELEBRATE
Wear your college colors.  Use #CollegeColorsDay to post on social media and spread the word.
HISTORY
National College Colors Day was founded by the College Licensing Company in 2004.
 
National Wildlife Day - September 4
National Wildlife Day – September 4

NATIONAL WILDLIFE DAY

National Wildlife Day is observed annually on September 4th.  Take a trip down to your local zoo and celebrate!  Wild animals are fascinating and amazing creatures that we can appreciate and learn from.  National Wildlife Day is about two important things: raising awareness for endangered animals and appreciating U.S. zoos, sanctuaries, farms, etc. for helping to preserve our wildlife.
CELEBRATE
As you go on with your day today, take note of the different animals that you see.  Even if they are domesticated, take a minute to think about where they came from and what they would be like in the wild.  Understand that each species on our planet serves a purpose and should be cared for and protected just as we would our own pets!
**** Visit these sites to learn more about our nation’s wildlife and the endangered species on it****
Use #NationalWildlifeDay to post on social media.
HISTORY
Colleen Paige, author and founder of the Animal Miracle Foundation & Network, created National Wildlife day.  She did so not only for the purposes listed above, but to honor the late Steve Irwin (Crocodile Hunter).  She wanted to keep up the legacy of having a passion and appreciation for the many wild, and some unfamiliar, creatures that we share this planet with.
National Macadamia Nut Day - September 4
National Macadamia Nut Day – September 4

NATIONAL MACADAMIA NUT DAY

National Macadamia Nut Day is observed annually on September 4th.  Macadamia nuts, with their rich, buttery taste, are known by most to be one of the most delectable of all nuts. They originated in Australia and are named after physician and chemist, John Macadam, who encouraged the cultivation of the nuts in Australia.
Macadamia nuts are grown on trees resembling large evergreens and grow to 30 to 40 ft. high.  Although they are native to Australia, most of today’s world supply is grown in Hawaii.  They were first commercially grown there in 1921. A few other places, such as Indonesia, South Africa, Central America and California also cultivate some of these tasty nuts.
Macadamia nuts are delicious when eaten raw and also when used in baked goods…..especially cookies! They are also known for their health benefits.  To name a few: rich source of energy, high in dietary fiber, gluten-free, high in mono-unsaturated fat, excellent source of minerals and contain many important B-complex vitamins.
CELEBRATE
So whether you want to indulge in a treat or reap some health benefits, celebrate by mixing up a batch of your own Macadamia Nut cookies! Use #MacadamiaNutDay to post on social media.
HISTORY
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or origin of National Macadamia Nut Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
National Newspaper Carrier Day - September 4
National Newspaper Carrier Day – September 4

NATIONAL NEWSPAPER CARRIER DAY 

National Newspaper Carrier Day is observed annually on September 4th.  Barney Flaherty was the first newspaper carrier, hired in 1833 by Benjamin Day, publisher of the New York Sun.  National Newspaper Carrier Day is a observance meant to appreciate all of our newspaper deliverers and the convenience they provide to us and also to remember Barney Flaherty.
There is a Newspaper Carrier Hall of Fame, started in 1960, created to acknowledge some famous newspaper carriers in our nation’s history.  Included in the Newspaper Carrier Hall of Fame are Martin Luther King Jr., Warren Buffet and John Wayne.
CELEBRATE
It would be a great day to show your newspaper carrier a little extra appreciation.  A box of chocolates, a card or a simple “thank you” would make their day a little brighter.  Enjoy the ease that we have in being able to wake up, get our coffee and have a paper to read before getting out of our pajamas!  Use #NewspaperCarrierDay to post on social media.
HISTORY
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or origin of National Newspaper Carrier Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

NATIONAL DRINK WINE DAY CRUISE EVENT FEB 2016

On National Drink Wine Day, you can be aboard a fabulous Caribbean Cruise.  Join us as we celebrate this National Day.  For more information, CLICK HERE.

NATIONAL HUG YOUR BOSS DAY

National Hug Your Boss Day is observed annually on September 4th.  Some people like this day, some love it, some are afraid of it and some simply loathe it.  
How well do you know your boss?  Do you work for a small company?  A large company?  Do you ever see your boss?  Do you see your boss daily?  Do you like your boss?  Do you love your boss?  Do you not like your boss?  Are you the boss?  These questions make the difference in how you feel about today.
CELEBRATE
Go up to your boss and give him or her a BIG hug!  Use #HugYourBossDay to post on social media.

The Ontario City Library received a grant through the California State Library to roll out the first annual KinderGo.
KinderGo is going to put a library card into the hands of every single kindergartener in the City of Ontario. The Ontario City Library will also be purchasing enough books so that each classroom will receive a copy of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend. The Ontario City Library will top off the whole initiative with KinderFair, an event where the community is invited to meet the author of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, as well as collect information from local resources to keep your children happy and healthy.
‪#‎KinderGo‬ ‪#‎Library‬ ‪#‎OntarioCityLibrary‬ ‪#‎LoveMyLibrary‬ ‪#‎CityofOntario‬ ‪#‎OntarioLens‬ ‪#‎Kindergarten‬ ‪#‎Education‬ ‪#‎KinderChat‬ ‪#‎CAStateLibrary

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Downtown Pomona Bike Ride

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8 alleged gang members arrested in Seal Beach counterfeit-to-cash scheme


The longest zip line in California

Riding the longest zip line in California

Huge zip line to debut on reservation: La Jolla Zip Zoom Zip line opens Friday -- longest in California. You soar 2,500 feet for roughly 35 seconds at speeds that can reach up to 50 mph. La Jolla Indian Campground La Jolla Zip Zoom Zip Line Pauma Valley, California The San Diego Union-Tribune

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California freeway wildlife corridor is feasible, study says


Mountain lions and other animals would be able to cross a busy Southern California freeway and find new homes if the state adopts a proposal to build a long-planned wildlife bridge, according to a new study.

The landscaped animal overpass on State Route 101 north of Los Angeles would cost up to $38 million, according to Caltrans research released Thursday by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.

The 165-foot-wide, 200-foot-long corridor would allow big cats and other wildlife to roam between the Santa Monica Mountains, which are hemmed in by freeways and suburban development, and less constrained wilderness areas to the north.

Experts say dispersing mountain lions is critical for preventing inbreeding but at least a dozen have been killed by traffic in the area since 2002. Three mountain lion kittens born last year in the nearby Malibu Springs area were inbred.

State and federal legislators have endorsed a wildlife corridor in Liberty Canyon near Agoura Hills.

"A secure pathway also is essential to protect motorists, who could be killed or injured by collisions with animals," said state Sen. Fran Pavley, who lives near the proposed overpass.

A young male puma was struck and killed by a car on the freeway two years ago. The animal crossed eight lanes of roadway but couldn't jump a 10-foot-high retaining wall topped with chain-link fencing.

Building the nation's largest wildlife overpass would be ambitious, said Seth Riley, a wildlife ecologist with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service. At the proposed site, the highway has 10 lanes of pavement, including exit lanes.

"I don't know anywhere where people have tried to put such a large wildlife crossing over such a busy highway in such an urban landscape," Riley, who has led the mountain lion study, told the Los Angeles Times.

The overpass would feature drought-tolerant vegetation placed so that it helps funnel wildlife across. Hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians would also be able to use the bridge, Riley said.

Proponents said they plan to seek most of the money for the corridor from public coffers.

Scientists long ago identified Liberty Canyon as the optimal location to build a wildlife passage because of the large swaths of protected public land on either side of the freeway. The lions live in a patchwork of local, state and federal parkland that stretches westward from Los Angeles into Ventura County.

State transportation officials will prepare of an environmental document, to be funded by a $1 million grant from the State Coastal Conservancy. Public hearings will be held through 2017.

Palace Market (Space Gallery) Pomona History Minute with REN

Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins reunited for the 20th anniversary of Shawshank Redemption.


Judge could dismiss key evidence in Vallejo "Gone Girl" kidnapping, robbery cases

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Five-year-old donates stem cells to twin to help save him from cancer


When 5-year-old Charlotte "Charlie" Godish's parents asked her if she would donate stem cells to help her brother fight cancer, her answer was simple.

"Her words were, 'Yeah, just let me know when you need me.'" her dad Brian told ABC News.

Her twin, Bradley, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive form of cancer, in the fall of 2014. Charlie, they discovered, was the perfect match to donate cells needed to help save her brother's life.

"For us to be fortunate enough for Bradley to have a twin sister who's a perfect match; we were speechless. Not everyone is so lucky," he said.

In January, Charlie's parents asked her if she would be willing to undergo the procedure, and she said yes.

"She didn't understand the whole medical process, but what she did understand was she wanted to help her brother," Godish said. "What Charlie did for her brother and my wife and I was nothing short of amazing."

Godish said his daughter didn't complain once and even wore her bandage for longer than needed to show how proud she was to help. Bradley's doctor, Dr. Jennifer Schneiderman, said it is not unusual to look to close family members to donate in high-risk situations like Bradley's.

"She [Charlie] doesn't feel it at the time, but typically patients will feel some soreness for 36 to 48 hours and then they're fine," she said.

Godish said that he hopes both his children keep the lesson of Charlie's selflessness with them for years to come.

"We really hope as parents they learn from this -- to always be selfless to always help somebody out, to always give," he added. "This shows how valuable love and life is and I hope they never take life for granted."

The family is sharing their story now because Bradley is in remission. The pair just started kindergarten.

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