Saturday, August 23, 2014

Pomona's M.V.B. - Sarah Brightman - Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro) (duet with Andrea Bocelli)

Human Centered Design, Demolition | The Essex House, Episode 2 (2013)

MotoGP Historic Battles -- Rossi vs Stoner Laguna Seca 08'

Ren's Did You Know - Cook Bacon & Eggs In A Paper Bag!

Japanese Paper Art - Crane


Pomona Things & Places from our past



Brick To Ya Face Presents:

DiY Music and Fashion Fest 2014

Reverie, Dirty Birdy, Seefor Yourself, VerBS, Trizz, Yung Miss, Illie, Royal Gambling Club, Pterodactyl Jones, Uproar Nation, Hawdwerk, Fitz Taylor, Stonexsober, Phantom Thrett, Calligraphy, Avant-Garde, UED, Matisse Marie

Sat, August 23, 2014

5:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA

$12.00 - $17.00

This event is all ages

Friends of Pomona Public Library, Second Annual 3K Walkathon

Friends of the Pomona Public Library Proudly Presents The second annual 3K walk a-thon. Together We Walk, Together We Read to enhance our Laura Ingalls Wilder room and children’s programs.
Saturday Oct 11th
Registration: 8:30-9:30 am Start: 10 am Read: 12 Noon

Everyone is welcome; (Individuals, Families & Late Arrivals)
Individual: $15, Child: (11 under): $5
Pre-Registration Starts 7/14 — 9/14 for a guaranteed t-shirt or on day of the event while supplies last!
This is a rain or shine event at the Library!
625 South Garey Ave. Pomona, CA 91766 — (909) 802-9271 or (909) 622-6793
REGISTER ONLINE (PayPal) or download the Flyer/Registration Form (PDF)

Oct 10, 2014 - 26, 2014

Oktoberfest at Fairplex

Location: Fairplex
Raise your steins to the world’s most popular party because nine days of Oktoberfest is coming to Fairplex!
Get ready to eat, drink and be merry. The oom pah pah band sets the stage for a traditional Bavarian celebration in a great setting with authentic beer and food, fun and the chicken dance.
Discover Oktoberfest at Fairplex - Friday to Sunday, Oct. 10-12; 17-19; 24-26
Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. to midnight for guests 21 and older; Sunday noon-6 p.m., open to all ages with a paying adult.
Admission is $5 and parking is $10
Oktoberfest with us because we know how to party!


Aug 28, 2014

2014 Los Angeles County Fair Premiere Party

Location: Flower & Garden Pavilion

The 2014 Los Angeles County Fair Premiere Party welcomes guests to the spectacular Flower & Garden Pavilion themed "China" along with an exclusive look at the larger-than-life attraction Luminasia
Join us for a dazzling evening of beauty and wonder accompanied by award-winning wines and delicious cuisine at the 2014 LACF
Tickets are $125 each and proceeds benefit the programs of The Learning Centers at Fairplex
Visit for tickets and information 

'Rising Star' finale features final 4 Sunday night

Mysterious crack appears in Mexico's land

Burbank-based Mending Kids provides free surgeries

Musical sign language videos go viral for Los Angeles couple

David Ono gets ALS Ice Bucket Challenge surprise

San Bernardino police officer shot, hospitalized; 1 suspect killed



                                     NATIONAL RIDE THE WIND DAY

Enjoy the last days of summer and the warm summer breezes on August 23 as you celebrate the annual National Ride The Wind Day.

National Ride The Wind Day commemorates the anniversary of the first human-powered flight to win the Kremer prize.  It was on August 23rd of 1977 that the Gossamer Condor 2,  flew the first figure-eight course specified by the Royal Aeronautical Society, at Minter Field in Shafter, California.  Slowly cruising at only 11 mph, it traveled a distance of 2,172 meters.

The Gossamer Condor 2 was built by Dr. Paul B MacCready and piloted by amateur cyclist and hang-glider pilot Bryan Allen.

The Gossamer Condor 2 aircraft is preserved at the
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

We all know that  cooler air is right around the corner so take advantage of these nice days and be outside as much as possible.  The summer breezes allow us to fly human-powered aircraft, fly a kite, hang glide, go sail-boating, cool off in the heat, let the breeze blow through our hair and etc.



Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Ride the Wind Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.


A food holiday celebrated each year on August 23 is National Sponge Cake Day.
Sponge cake is a firm, yet well aerated structure (similar to a sea sponge) which is a cake based on flour, sugar and eggs and is sometimes leavened with baking powder.
* The sponge cake is believed to be one of the first non-yeast cakes. *
Believed to have originated in the Caribbean, the earliest English printed recipe for sponge cake is in the 1615 book of English poet and author Gervase Markham entitled: “The English Huswife, Containing the Inward and Outward Virtues Which Ought to Be in a Complete Woman”.

Singing at the pump