Sunday, May 19, 2013
Here are the winners of Monrovia's annual 7-mile run from Library Park to the Canyon Park fountain and back.
Top Male Finisher:
- Ruben Hernandez, Los Angeles, 40:36:44
Top Female Finisher:
- Heather Huggins, Monrovia, 49:20:42
- Brianna Mercado, Monrovia, 54:13:83
- Heather Huggins, Monrovia, 49:20:42
- Kate Hunt, Monrovia, 52:20:22
- Lisbeth Poplin, Pasadena, 1:00:02:51
- Donna Cunningham, Sierra Madre, 1:15:56:07
- Ruben Hernandez, Los Angeles, 40:36:44
- Jeffrey Wallace, Temple City, 51:24:85
- Simon Cooper, Glendora, 43:54:71
- Enrique Nikutowski, Monrovia, 49:14:91
- Gary Inouye, Arcadia, 56:59:82
At least two vehicles crashed Saturday on the Pomona (60) Freeway, snarling traffic for a bit just outside Walnut but no injuries were reported.
The crash involving a Chevrolet Impala and an Audi was reported on the east side, just east of Seventh Avenue, about 10:50 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
The Audi sustained major side and rear-end damage, while the Impala sustained moderate front-end damage, the CHP reported.
The vehicles both ended up straddling the center divider and carpool lane, facing the wrong way, according to the CHP.
A gray Honda may also have been involved in the crash, the CHP reported.
The carpool lane was cleared by 11:17 a.m. and tow trucks had arrived to clear the wreck.
Stargazers and fans of all things planetary gathered at Mt. San Antonio College Friday night to celebrate the grand opening of the campus’ Observatory and Science Exploratory Center.
Earlier this year, an astronomy dome was installed at the Randall Planetarium that includes a state-of-the-art telescope and camera. College faculty, staff, and the public got a chance to go up into the dome and look at the night sky as part of the celebration.
Larry Redinger, the college’s dean of natural sciences, said the observatory, exploratory center, and science complex as a whole has been a long time coming.
In 1996, a modest proposal to get the languishing planetarium up and running again led to a fundraiser featuring Star Trek creator Ray Bradbury and one of its stars, actor George Takei, Redinger said.
Three years later, the planetarium was built, he said.
“Tonight we get to go that next step into the stars, in a sense,” he said.
Onetime NASA astronaut, nuclear physicist, and University of Virginia Professor Kathryn Thornton spoke at the event. Thornton, who became an astronaut in July 1985, flew four space flights. She said before her speech that floating was one aspect of space exploration she will never forget.
“Floating is the best part because it’s something you can’t bring back,” she said. “It’s an experience that’s hard to replicate.”
During her speech, Thornton said that she witnessed earth’s power, looking down on the tectonic plates visible when flying over the Himalayas and volcanoes that looked like pimples on the world’s surface.
“I saw this living breathing powerful earth and recognized that we are the ones that are fragile, not the earth,” she said. “The earth is going to be here with or without us for a long time.”
Thornton also compared Mt. SAC’s equipment to the Hubble space telescope. While no earth-based telescope can do what the Hubble can, the one at the college’s observatory is “as spectacular” in its own way, she said.
“That telescope up there can’t come close to the Hubble space telescope but what it does is it’s excel in a different parameter,” she said. “It excels in access so you and I and these little kids can go up and take a look at it and be a part of the world of astronomy.”
Thornton has a local connection to the college. Her son-in-law, Professor Michael Hood, teaches at Mt. SAC.
Hood said the well-equipped observatory would make a difference for students.
“Having a telescope of this size with this quality camera that we have attached to it, lets us do real research,” he said. "That is not something most community college students or even most students at a four-year college get an opportunity to do.”
Mt. SAC Board of Trustees President Manuel Baca said he is very proud of the efforts the college is making in math and science.
“We’ve got the planetarium that no one else has in the San Gabriel Valley and tonight we dedicate the astronomy observatory, which is one of its kind as well in the area,” Baca said. “And its only the beginning because the things we will do here at Mt. SAC to better prepare our students for careers and life in math and science….it’s a great adventure. We are only beginning to see the things we will discover.”
Besides the viewings at the observatories, attendees of the grand opening also toured the Science Exploration Center. The center features meteorite, fossil, mineral, and gem collections, as well as the OminiGlobe Earth and Space Projection System, which visually aids in the study of science.
Also featured is the Meek Natural History Animal Collection, which includes lions, antelopes, and deer in taxidermy form.
Redinger, who is slated to retire this year, said his love of science grew out of a visit to the Seattle World Fair as a boy. He was hooked because science was something he could see and experience up close, he said.
The science center, planetarium, observatory, and rock and botany walls in the complex are tied to one mission – making science and math accessible to all.
“This area is just an immersion of science and math,” he said. “If our country
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Center, which opened in 1927 at its present location in Pomona, consists of 21 client residences, 1 acute hospital unit; a variety of training and work sites; a Vocational Training Center; and recreation facilities, including a swimming pool, playgrounds, camp, carousel, equestrian center, track, and a ballpark. Other entities housed on campus include a Research and Staff Training Building, the UCLA Student Immersion Research Program, a Child Day Care Center for community and staff members' children, Credit Union, and the California Conservation Corps.
Located in Southern California's vibrant San Gabriel Valley Region, our Center borders the cities of Pomona, Diamond Bar, and Walnut while resting beneath Mt. "Baldy's" seasonally snowcapped peak. Partnering with our neighboring communities, we play an integral role in local economies by employing 1300 employees and housing 512 residents who utilize the businesses and services of the surrounding communities. Lanterman operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week, in order to serve citizens of California who face the challenges of developmental disabilities.
It's 80 year history of our name parallels the tremendous shift in perception as to how the people of California understand their fellow citizens who live at Lanterman.
Pacific Colony - Thinking "feeblemindedness" to be a menace, the California Legislature created Pacific Colony as a Southern California facility to detain the "feebleminded". People with developmental disabilities were "inmates", needing to be locked away from society forever because of their "insanity". The present location welcomed it's first 27 "inmates", on May 2, 1927. At that time, only the city of Pomona existed in the local area.
By 1946, over 1,900 people crowed into a facility that had only grown large enough to hold 1,512 people. With World War II finally over, the state allocated more money for expansion and improvements.
Pacific State Hospital - The name change in 1953 marked a statewide shift in understanding that had begun in the 1930's. No longer were residents of Pacific considered "inmates" but "patients" who were sick and needing treatment to be made well. The new use of the socio-psychological team, social workers, psychologist, and parents and innovative practices such as in-service training for nurses provided some of the pratical evidence of this shift. The era also marked the start of a movement toward helping people with developmental disabilities prepare for living in the broader community.
Frank D. Lanterman State Hospital and Developmental Center - Championing the cause of people with developmental disabilities throughout his career, State Assemblyman Frank D. Lanterman ensured their civil rights and guaranteed them life-long services through the creation of the Lanterman Act. He also initiated the network of community resources known as the Regional Centers. In honor of his dedication, Pacific changed it's name in 1979.
Lanterman Developmental Center - People with developmental disabilities are now perceived as individuals with special needs rather than "'patients," and referred to as "clients". By dropping "State Hospital" during the nineteen-eighties, Developmental Centers throughout California adopted this philosophy and promoted the fact that all clients receive progressive habilitation training
Location: Fairplex Gate 12
Will Orb go 2 out of 3 in his race for the Triple Crown? Don't miss the horse racing action on more than 70 flat screen TVs at Finish Line Sports Grill!
Reservations for tables are required. Please call (909) 865-4173 to make your reservation today! Hurry, space is limited.
Location: Fairplex - White Lot
Cars, trucks, vans & more!
More than 150 vehicles, police cars, pickup trucks, utility trucks, dump trucks, aerial trucks, fuel trucks, motorgrader, trailers and many more will be featured at this event!
Pomona auction will be simulcast live through EquipmentFacts.com
See auction listings here.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Preview Day)
Saturday: 10 a.m.(Auction Begins) - 5 p.m.
The Flowmaster NMCA WEST racing series continues at the celebrated Auto Club Raceway of Pomona, May 17-19.
Competitors in 10 classes, including the six-second 240 mph Garrett Turbo Pro Street cars, will chase points toward a year-end prize and the title of World Champion. Event champions will take home a coveted Wally trophy, which is named for NHRA founder Wally Parks.
One of the staples of any NMCA event is the True Street class, designed for real, tagged and insured street-going vehicles that can make a 30-mile cruise along with three back-to-back-to-back passes for the ultimate torture test of a street car. The winner, or “King” of the event, receives a six-foot-tall trophy, a cape, and crown to go along with the media exposure an NMCA True Street win provides.
Hours: Friday - 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday - 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday - 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
$70 weekend/ $45 2-day/$20 single day
12 and under FREE
Parking at Gate 17
How to Race True Street Click Here!
True Street Class Purses & Rules Click Here!
E-Bill Services are now available to Pomona utility customers! Take advantage of the benefits that this FREE online service has to offer by enrolling now.
• View your bills online 24/7
• Go paperless and have your bills e-mailed to you
• Pay your bill online with a checking or savings account
• Make one-time payments with a checking or savings account
• Sign up for automatic payments with a checking or savings account
To get started, you will need your customer number and account number from your most recent bill and your service address.
If you need assistance with enrolling or using this service, please call Customer Service at 909-620-2241. Our staff is available to assist you Monday through Thursday (closed Friday) between 7:30am and 6:00pm. We’ll be happy to walk you through the process.
The Fountain to the Falls Run/Walk is a 7 mile out and back course beginning at the Fountain in Library Park to the Water Fall in Canyon Park and back.
Saturday, May 18, at 7 a.m.
- 1st- 3rd place awards for each age category.
- $35 entry fee per person includes a t-shirt.
- Registration on-line only at www.active.com.
For additional information, please contact the Department of Community Services at (626) 256-8246.
The beneficiary of funds raised during this year’s upcoming Crime Watch Street Fair, presented by Keeping the GOOD in Our Neighborhood, is scheduled to be announced Saturday.
The announcement is scheduled at 10 a.m. at Higginbotham Park on Mt. Carmel Drive. Last year’s beneficiary was the Be Perfect Foundation, which helps financially struggling families pay for spinal cord treatment. More than $3,000 was raised for the charity, organizers said.
The photo shoot is a chance to feature the beneficiary and neighborhood children and youngsters in a photo that is featured on KGNH’s web pages and materials. Nice puppies are also welcomed, KGNH organizers said.
Families who plan to attend are asked to send a private message, or email Betty at TheRealBetty@aol.com to RSVP.
“The photo shoot is usually organized chaos that is tons of fun reminiscent of herding cats and taking their picture,” organizers wrote on their Facebook page. “We need you there at 10a sharp, and COME AS YOU ARE! Nothing fancy, just REAL Mayberry fun.”
A map to the park can be found on the Keeping the GOOD in Our Neighborhood Facebook page.