Wednesday, December 17, 2014

'Annie' movie brings classic musical to new generation

Rare rhino dies in San Diego; only 5 left worldwide

A northern white rhinoceros that was only one of six left in the world died Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, zoo officials said.

Angalifu, who was about 44 years old, apparently died of old age.

"Angalifu's death is a tremendous loss to all of us," safari park curator Randy Rieches said in a statement. "Not only because he was well beloved here at the park but also because his death brings this wonderful species one step closer to extinction."

His death leaves only one northern white rhino at the San Diego zoo - a female named Nola - one at a zoo in the Czech Republic and three in a preserve in Kenya.

Rhino horns are valued as dagger handles and are mistakenly seen as an aphrodisiac. As a result, poaching has pushed the critically endangered rhinos to the brink of extinction.

Attempts to mate Angalifu with Nola weren't successful.

Just last week, preservationists at the Old Pejeta animal sanctuary in Kenya conceded that their one male and two female northern white rhinos will not reproduce naturally. The animals were flown from the Czech zoo to the Kenyan conservancy in December 2009 in hopes that the natural environment could be easier for them to breed there than in captivity.

Efforts will now be made to keep the species alive through in vitro fertilization. That experiment could take place with a southern white rhino surrogate mother. Southern white rhinos almost went extinct at the end of the 19th century, plunging down to only 20 at one point. Decades of conservation efforts gradually brought them back to life.

Son hears mom's voice for the first time

Dog walks upright like a person

Deceased woman wants dog killed, buried with her

Mudslide shuts eastbound 91 Freeway in Anaheim Hills

Pomona's M.V.B. - Tom Petty - Learning To Fly

NASA images show Christmas lights visible from space

Cuba Embraces New Diplomatic Relations With US

Time for a nap after a good dinner

 
Dee O Gee how was the pizza?
 
Great Porky, and those sardine's just it the spot.
 
I like to sprinkle crushed cookies also on my pizza, it ads a little abeyance to the whole pizza.
 
Porky, since when did you start to speaking French?
 
Ren taught me, here's another one, Ya ta hey.
 
What does that mean?
 
That means extra cheese on a thick crust pizza.
 
Oh Boy, here we go again.
 
Ren's Note: Ya ta hey means hello in native American.
 

Soldiers march 38 miles to spread holiday cheer to Barstow veterans

Best of Web 7 - HD - Zapatou

Pomona's M.V.B. - Jimmy Page & Robert Plant - The Rain Song

Mosaic Presents



Join us for an evening of candelight, singing and community together in the beautiful Fox Theatre on Christmas Eve. Come celebrate the birth of Jesus, with something for the entire family. This one-hour gathering will be a night filled with beauty, awe and wonder, as we remember the gift of faith, hope, love and peace.

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Important: VPD Parking Permit Renewal Notice

 
Time is running out, and remember city hall will be closed for the holidays, and won't be open until next year.

City Hall will be closed from December 24, 2014 through January 4, 2015. Please purchase your new permit before December 24, 2014. Enforcement will begin immediately on January 1, 2015 for all parking permits. Parking citations will be issued if you do not properly display a current parking hand tag.
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Goldenvoice & KCRW present
Dr. Dog
with: with Hanni El Khatib
Choose either GA Floor (standing) or GA Balcony (unreserved seats). GA Balcony tickets do not include access to the Floor or Pit areas. Pit wristbands are given out on a first-come first serve basis to GA Floor ticket holders based on capacity.
Feb 14
Doors open: 8pm
Show Starts: 9pm
Genre: Indie Rock
Ages: All Ages
Tickets Onsale: Friday, 10/24 at 12pm
Ticket Price: $25

 

Performing the "GET SOME" album in it's entirity!

Snot

He Is Legend, Speaking The Kings, Throw the Goat, SUNFLOWER DEAD, Of Euphoria

Tue, December 23, 2014

7:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages


Jan 10, 2015 - 11, 2015

Reptile Super Show

Location: Expo Hall 9

Welcome to the world's largest reptile show with rare & unique animals including lizards, turtles, frogs, supplies and more
Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

$14 adults and $9 for ages 12 & under

Parking at Blue Gate 9 on White Ave. at prevailing rates

Please leave your pets at home

Tickets are sold at the door
Visit for more information

Dec 19, 2014 - 20, 2014

Public Auction

Location: Fairplex White Ave. lot

Held in Fairplex main lot west (adjacent to the dragstrip)
Public Auction of cars, trucks, vans & more presents a convenient, accessible two-day event for those looking for vehicles and equipment
Hours Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission and parking is free at Gate 16 on Fairplex Drive & Puddingstone