Saturday, October 25, 2014

Super Cool Science Experiments You Can Do At Home

Pomona T.V. The Three Stooges 100 Hold That Lion! 1947

Pomona T.V. Little Rascals' Greatest Hits

Pomona T.V. Little Rascals - Spooky Hooky (1936)

The Biggest Looney Tunes Compilation: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and more! [Cartoons for Children - HD]

Best of Foghorn Leghorn

Bugs Bunny's square dance in 'Hillbilly Hare'

Mall Chase - The Blues Brothers (2/9) Movie CLIP (1980) HD

This Day in History Oct 25, 1881: Pablo Picasso born

"America By The Numbers

West Basin's 16th Annual Water Harvest Festival

West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) presents the 16th Annual Water Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free community event will take place at its world renowned Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility located at 1935 S. Hughes Way in El Segundo. The event offers free water recycling tours, games, food, costume contest, grand prize drawing and much more.

West Basin’s Water Harvest Festival provides the community the opportunity to take a tour of the only plant in the world that produces five different types of recycled water. Visitors can get a behind-the-scenes look of the recycling facility that has recycled more than 150 billion gallons of water and see first-hand how wastewater is purified into drinking water.

This year’s theme “Plant the Seed Now for our Water Future Tomorrow,” resides within California residents as they prepare to enter into the fourth year of the drought that affects more than 37 million people. This event will educate the community on day-to-day water conservation that will encourage them to become more efficient with their water use.

The more than 30 booths include Discovery Cube, a professional pumpkin carver, carnival games, pony rides, reptile petting zoo, face painting and raffle prizes. Raffle prize winners will be announced throughout the event with a grand prize of an energy-efficient washer and dryer.

Free parking will be available at 1960 E. Grand Ave (at Sepulveda Blvd) in El Segundo with free shuttle buses to and from the event.

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Sons of Man who Died in Santa Monica Plane Crash Sue City

The three sons of a passenger killed in a plane crash at Santa Monica Airport last year are suing the county, as well as the cities of Santa Monica and Los Angeles, alleging a hangar into which the aircraft collided was built too close to the runway.
Charles, Elliot and Jackson Dupont brought the complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking unspecified compensatory damages in the death of 53- year-old Kyla Dupont, who died along with three other people aboard the aircraft on Sept. 29, 2013.
The suit alleges all three government entities share in the control and operation of Santa Monica Airport.
A representative for the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office could could not be immediately reached. The city, however, has filed its own lawsuit, claiming negligence against the heirs of the pilot of a small plane that crashed into the local airport.
Killed along with Dupont were the 63-year-old pilot, Mark Benjamin, who was the president of a Santa Monica-based construction company; his son Lucas, 28; and the younger Benjamin’s girlfriend, 28-year-old Lauren Winkler. Winkler’s parents have also sued the city and Benjamin’s heirs.
After the place crashed into the hangar, the structure’s roof collapsed onto the aircraft and a fire started, according to the suit, which alleges that the proximity of the hangar to the runway created a foreseeable risk of the kind of accident that occurred.
Last November, the Dupont sons sued Benjamin’s estate, alleging he failed to maintain proper control over the plane, did not act “reasonably in the ownership of the plane,” did not undertake the necessary actions to accomplish a safe flight, did not act reasonably in landing the plane and failed to keep it in good repair.
A report from the National Transportation Safety Board found that all of the tires were inflated and there was no debris on the runway when the Cessna 525A Citation slammed into the hangar around 6:20 p.m. upon arrival from Hailey, Idaho.
--City News Service

State Warns Against Using Decorative Contact Lenses for Halloween

From the California Department of Public Health:
Dr. Ron Chapman, California Department of Public Health director and state health officer, warned consumers about the risks associated with wearing decorative contact lenses without proper consultation with an eye care professional.
Decorative contact lenses are non-corrective lenses that do not correct vision and are intended to temporarily change the appearance ofthe eye. Use of these lenses can carry serious risks, including permanent eye injury that may lead to blindness.
Advertised as color, cosmetic, fashion and theatrical contact lenses, they are especially popular around Halloween. These decorative contact lenses are typically sold at beauty supply stores and other novelty stores.
All decorative contact lenses currently approved or cleared under the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act are classified as prescription medical devices and, therefore may be sold only to or on the prescription of a licensed practitioner.
Wearing any kind of contact lens, including decorative lenses, can cause serious injury if not used correctly. The risks include infection, blindness, ulcers, decreased vision, cuts or scratches to the surface of the eye, itchiness or redness. If these conditions are left untreated, the injuries can progress rapidly. In most severe cases, blindness and eye loss can occur.
Consumers who have experienced any injury or illness with decorative contact lenses should contact their health care provider or contact CDPH at 1-800-495-3232.
PHOTO Courtesy the California Department of Public Health.


National Greasy Foods Day

                                      NATIONAL GREASY FOODS DAY

National Greasy Foods Day is celebrated annually on October 25th.
Although not the healthiest of choices, every once in awhile it is okay to enjoy some greasy food, when it is done in moderation.  From fried chicken, pizza, nachos, french fries to bacon and hash brown potatoes, we all like a treat in our regular diet.
Cooking oil types include:
Olive oil – Palm oil – Soybean oil – Canola oil – Pumpkin oil – Corn oil – Sunflower oil – Safflower oil – Peanut oil – Grape seed oil – Sesame oil = Agran oil – Rice bran oil – Other vegetable oils – Butter and lard.
Oil may be flavored with aromatic flavorings such as herbs, chillies or garlic.
“Greasy” foods can be prepared with the “better for you oils” and using much less than normal amounts of oil when cooking.
With the above tip, Have a Happy National Greasy Foods Day!
Our research was unable to locate the creator of National Greasy Foods Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

National Make A Difference Day


 National Make A Difference Day is an annual community service event which is held on the fourth Saturday in October. Created in 1992 by USA WEEKEND magazine and joined by Points of Light, together they have sponsored the largest national day of community service for more than twenty years.
Millions of people have united in the common mission to improve the lives of others.

USA Weekend is a national weekend newspaper magazine which is distributed through more than 800 plus newspapers in the United States and published by Gannett Company as a sister publication to USA Today.   USA Weekend’s focus in on social issues, entertainment, health, food and travel.
For more information on National Make A Difference Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, see:


World Pasta Day is celebrated annually on October 25.
The first World Pasta Congress was held in Rome, Italy on October 25, 1995, when World Pasta Day was established by 40 International pasta producers.  This is a day for carb lovers to rejoice and celebrate their love for pasta.  It is a very versatile food as it comes in many shapes and sizes and can be served hot or cold, as a main dish, side dish or salad.  References to pasta can be found as far back as 1154 in Sicily.  Pasta is a universal food that is served nearly world wide.
Celebrate World Pasta Day today with a plate of your favorite pasta.

Prostitution operation nets 16 arrests

On 10/23/14, Officers from the Pomona Police Department's VICE Unit took a proactive approach in improving the quality of life issues by deterring prostitution and human trafficking in Pomona. The VICE Unit hosted a multi-agency prostitution operation with help from the FBI's Innocence Lost Task Force, the Department of Family and Children's Services, and the Los Angeles County Probation Department. The operation resulted in numerous arrests related to prostitution. Although this operation was geared toward arresting prostitutes soliciting for sex in the public, there were two male suspects arrested for seeking out prostitutes for sexual acts as well. The Pomona Police Department's VICE Unit actively targets certain areas of the city known to attract prostitution. Anyone wishing to report such activity is encouraged to do so by utilizing "We Tip" or "Crimestoppers."

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