Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.

As I remember it, growing up in Pomona 1950's and 60's

1. Is now the Pomona Packing plant.
                                                    2. That is Town Ave.
                                                    3. They use to make headstones there.
                                                    4. Eleanor St. that's the way we use to walk to the mall, from our
                                                    5. Another Packing house on the corner of First St. and Eleanor St.
                                                    6. First St.
                                                    7. Palomares St.
                                                    8. Blue Seal Laundry on the southeast corner of Palomares St. and
                                                        Commercial St.
                                                    9. Hey that's where I grew up at on Monterey St. (Ave.) 
                                                   10. Pomona Pumping Plant on Palomares St.
                                                   11. Is the old Phone Company building, back then it was a building
                                                         made of wood.
                                                   12. Second St.
                                                   13. Mayfair Hotel
                                                   14. Garey Ave.
                                                   15. Y.M.C.A.
                                                   16. Seventh Day Adventist Church
                                                   17. The old Bank on the northwest corner 
                                                         of 2nd St. and Main St.
                                                   18.  The old Pomona Public Library on
                                                          Main St.
                                                   19. Packing Plant on the southeast corner of Park St.
                                                         and Commercial St.
                                                   20. Grain Factory on Town Ave. and 2nd St.
                                                   21. Parking lot now, but that's where
                                                         Buffum's Store will be some day.       
                                                   22. There use to be a house on the southeast
                                                         corner of Monterey St. and Palomares St.
                                                         But later the house will be torn down and
                                                         Curley's Key Shop will move from Center
                                                         St. And they will build a new shop, like you
                                                         see today, where that house use to be.
                                                   Ren's Note: I could go on and on in what I remember as a kid  
                                                                      growing up in Pomona. The sights and sounds, and
                                                                      the smell of orange blossom's in the spring time.
                                                                      And the sound of playing cards on you bike as they
                                                                      hit you spokes. Racing your friend up Palomares St.
                                                                      to see who would be first to order your ice cream
                                                                      at Mel's Hamburger's on Holt Ave. and Palomares St.
                                                                      Like I said I could go on and on, maybe some other
                                                                      time I will, but for me "They were the best of times"
                                                                      here in the city I love. 

Ren's "Then and Now" 1954

Union Pacific Construction Gang works on new tracks. The original tracks are shown to the right. The cross street is Garey Ave. back in the day. Off in the distance is the Pomona Pumping Manufacturing Plant, that's to your left in the background, which use to be located on Palomares St. and Commercial St.
Believe it or not, this is what it looks like today, the Garey Underpass and the pedestrian bridge has been built. And off in the distance there to the left is where that Pumping Plant use to be. Now UNISTAR  Co. is there now, they distribute meat to different stores.  

Ren's "Then and Now"

This here picture was taken on April 16, 1962 on 2nd St. and the cross street is Thomas St.
And this is what it looks like today.


Ren's "Then and Now"

It was May 18, 1933 when this here picture was taken, from 2nd St. looking south on to Thomas St. Looks like everyone is checking out the new cars, that they have on display.

And this is what it looks like today, but with out the car show, and a few buildings are gone now also.

New School is coming to Downtown Pomona

The New School will be located at 375 Main St. what I understand, it's going to be a Elementary School.

Also as you can see, they will fence off about half of the parking lot. This will allow for unloading and loading the students from Buses or cars. As soon as I can get more info, I'll get back with you.

Apr 26, 2014

01:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Location: Fairplex Expo Hall 4 and Redwood St.
AutoCon is celebrating its 5th anniversary with hundreds of classic, modified and exotic vehicles on display, a vendor marketplace featuring everything automotive and beyond, L.A.'s highest rated gourmet food trucks, AC models, live dj, special guests, an award ceremony & more.
Admission is $10 early bird; pre-sale $15; day of event $20
Parking is $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Dr.
Visit autocon for more information


Apr 25, 2014 - 27, 2014

Upland Lemon Festival

Location: Downtown Upland

Upland Lemon Festival, an Upland tradition, returns for three days of entertainment, carnival rides, contests, food, vendors, and community pride, April 25-27
Produced by The Learning Centers at Fairplex since 2013
Come celebrate LEMONS & FUN
Friday 3-11 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Free parking and admission

For more information visit here

Quiet Fire Productions
Midnight Cry
Choose either GA Orchestra (unreserved seats) or GA Terrace(unreserved seats).
Apr 26
Doors open: 6 pm
Show Starts: 7 pm
Genre: Other
Ages: All ages
Tickets Onsale: April 11 11 am
Ticket Price: $10-30


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At one point in time, most all of us have heard one of the following sayings:
  • Hey, I saw someone at the concert that looked just like you, I think you have a twin out there.
  • You remind me of someone.
  • You look just like (insert name).
Maybe you often have people tell you that you and your cousin look like you could be twins?  There are impersonators and some people even say that there are those that look like their pets.
All of the above have, in an unknown way, prepared you for the April 20th celebration of National Look Alike Day.
This day is  celebrated by people, across the nation, spending the day with their look alike, mailing them cards or sending them flowers or others are getting dressed up to look like another person, most typically a famous celebrity.
One of the most popular “look alike’s”  is Elvis Presley ”The King of Rock N Roll”.
Whoever you look like or whoever looks like you, Have a GREAT day! 
Our research was unable to find the creator or the origin of National Look Alike Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.


National Lima Bean Respect Day is celebrated on April 20.  Lima beans are a good source of protein, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc.  Lima beans can increase energy levels by helping to restore more iron
This day is a day to have Lima beans with your dinner as they are an often forgotten about vegetable.  Most of us have grown up with the memory of not liking Lima beans as a child and do not give them a second chance as we become adults.  They are delicious in soups, stews, salads, casseroles, by themselves or mixed with other vegetables.
We were unable to find the creator of National Lima Bean Respect Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.


Each year on April 20, it is National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day.  This spring time cake has been enjoyed since the early 1900′s.
In 1925 a pineapple recipe contest was held.  More than 60,000 recipes were entered and of those, 2,500 were for Pineapple Upside Down Cake.  It is apparent that this cake was very popular then and still is today.
To make a Pineapple Upside Down Cake, the bottom of the pan is lined with pineapple rings.  A cherry is then placed in the center of each ring followed by a butter and sugar mixture.  Cake batter is then poured on top and it is baked.  The cake is turned upside down, onto a cake plate, before serving, revealing a delightful and delicious masterpiece.
Following is a link to one of the many delicious Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipes: