Tuesday, September 16, 2014

It's Hot ! and the cure for that is more...........


NASA | September 10, 2014 X1.6 flare

High Five New York

'Air Chihuahua' celebrates 500th passenger

Red-flag warning issued for LA, Ventura counties; firefighters on high alert

A word from Porky and Dee O Gee

Help conserve water

That's right Porky, we need to help out and save our water. We are in the worst drought here in California, and you kid's can be a great help. Talk to your family, friends and neighborhood, about how they can conserve water. So if you see something like this, go talk to the person, and tell them about conserving water.
Or if they don't listen, then just inform your local city code enforcement, and they will have a talk with them.
Thank you.

Ren's Did You Know ? - Vasco Nunez de Balboa: Spanish Conquistador and Explorer

Vasco Nunez de Balboa (1475-1519) was a Spanish conquistador and explorer who was the first European to see the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean (in 1513), crossing the Isthmus of Panama.
In 1500, Balboa sailed with Rodrigo de Bastidas from Spain to Colombia, South America. They searched for treasures (pearls and gold) along the northern coast of South America and in the Gulf of Uraba (near San Sebastian). They were forced to abandon their leaky ship in Hispaniola. The penniless Balboa tried, unsuccessfully, to farm for a living. In 1510, Balboa and his dog Leoncico stowed away on a boat going from Santo Domingo to San Sebastian. When they arrived at San Sebastian, they discovered that it had been burned to the ground. Balboa convinced the others to travel southwest with him to a spot he had seen on his earlier expedition. In 1511, Balboa founded a colony, the first European settlement in South America - the town of Santa Maria de la Antigua del Darien. Balboa married the daughter of Careta, the local Indian chief. Soon after, in 1513, he sailed with hundreds of Spaniards and Indians across the Gulf of Uraba to the Darien Peninsula. Balboa headed an overland expedition west through very dense rainforests. Along the way they fought many local Indians and destroyed one Indian village, killing hundreds of Indians. Balboa (accompanied by his dog) was the first European to see the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean (in September 1513, from a peak in DariƩn, Panama). Balboa and his men (including Francisco Pizarro) then traveled to the ocean and claimed it and all the land that touched it for Spain. They spent about a month conquering Natives along the Pacific coast and stealing their gold. Balboa was charged with treason against Spain (although he was innocent and had been framed by a friend, Arias de Avila). Francisco Pizarro arrested Balboa. Balboa was found guilty and was publicly beheaded in Acla in January, 1519. 

Missions Opening

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The event will start at the Pacific Life building at 700 Newport Center Drive.

Race Day Schedule
6:30 a.m. - Registration
6:30 a.m. to Noon - Wellness Expo
7:15 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk
8 a.m. - One-Mile Fun Walk
9 a.m. - Breast Cancer Survivors' Tribute
9:45 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk

For more information and to register for the Run/Walk, go to www.komenoc.org.

Santa Ana PD corporal raises awareness for organ donation

Google surprises LAUSD teachers with school supplies

Photoshopped image of NFL CoverGirl with black eye goes viral

Ren's Did You Know ? - Patton State Hospital

For years, this institution was known only as "The Insane Asylum". Prior to its construction in 1890, there were only two state institutions in Southern California: the Reform School at Whittier, and the State Normal School at Los Angeles. No doubt this condition was alleviated by the elevation of R. W. Waterman of San Bernardino to the governorship...
Patton State Hospital - 1900
During the session of the Legislature of 1889, a bill was introduced and passed providing for the erection of the insane asylum in one of the five southern counties of the state and a board of commissioners, one from each of the counties, was appointed. Joseph Brown was commissioner from San Bernardino. The commission finally purchased 360 acres in the Daley Tract at Highland, with 60 inches of water from the North Fork Ditch for $114,000. The appropriation of $350,000 provided for purchase of the site and erection of a main building and north and west wings.
Governor Waterman appointed a Board of Trustees, who selected an architect, superintendent of construction, and contractor. Waterman was present when the cornerstone was laid late in 1890, and the ceremonies were followed by "the most elaborate banquet ever spread in San Bernardino County."1
The hospital opened in 1893 with 100 patients brought from the northern part of the state. By 1904, buildings had been erected to care for 800 inmates.

Today, the institution houses 3,300. The original buildings, pictured above, were demolished after they were badly damaged in the earthquake of 1923. About 1900, the hospital was named "Patton," after Henry W. Patton of Santa Barbara, a member of the Board of Managers of the institution2.

September 18 @ 11:00 - 4:00 pm


San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps Grand Opening of Their Ecor Youth Training Center

September 18, 2014

1540 W. 2nd St.

Pomona CA 91766


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 12pm

Contact Vanessa 626-579-2848 to RSVP

Plizzanet Earth with Snoop Dogg - Crocodiles

Let's hope it comes back this year to Pomona