Thursday, October 2, 2014

Pomona's M.V.B. - U2 - Vertigo

Rern's Did You Know ? - Soda Springs Ca.

The DSC is situated at Soda Springs, a collection of groundwater seeps and springs along the western shore of Soda Dry Lake. In 1776, Spanish missionary Francisco Garces and a small band of soldiers became the first known Europeans to cross the Mojave Desert, being guided by Mojave Indians on a trade mission from their villages on the Colorado River, to Native American tribes on the coast of California. That trade route went from water source to water source across the desert, and Soda Springs was one of those, as well as being the gateway to the Mojave River, the main path to the Transverse Ranges and the coastal plains. Besides the transient Mojave Indians, the area was also inhabited by nomadic bands of Southern Piute, the Chemehuevi, who used Soda Springs seasonally for hunting, and gathering plant materials for food and fiber.

In 1826, trapper/explorer Jedediah Strong Smith and his party became the first American citizens to cross the Mojave, again being lead by Mojave traders, and their route likely took them to, or very near, Soda Springs. In 1853 and 1854, U.S. Army survey expeditions stayed at Soda Springs, looking for a railroad route along the 35th parallel. From 1857-60, a wagon road was established from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Los Angeles, and the Mojave section largely followed the Native American trade route, and would become known as the Mojave Road. Soda Springs was an important layover camp, and in 1860, the Army constructed a simple defensible adobe structure, known as "Hancock's Redoubt", the first building at the oasis. The Army replaced it with a stone building in 1867, which was used as a commercial wagon stop (Soda Station) after the Army abandoned it a few years later. Remnants of that building appear to be incorporated into one of the buildings we use today.

Travel along the Mojave Road diminished after the 1880's, with completion of the Santa Fe Railroad to the south. In 1905, Frances Marion "Borax" Smith, the self proclaimed "Borax King", began construction of the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad, from the Santa Fe Railroad, 37 miles to the south, through Soda Springs, and hence to his borate claims in Death Valley, a hundred miles to the north, ultimately pushing as far as Goldfield, Nevada. With arrival of the railroad to Soda Springs, the rich salt deposits of Soda Dry Lake were now commercially exploitable, and two salt recovery operations were established at Soda Springs, operating between 1907-1912. Remnants of the railroad and salt works are readily visible today at Soda Springs. The Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad was decommissioned in 1939, and Soda Springs once again became a quiet oasis at the end of the Mojave River.

The Zzyzx Era

Soda Springs Habitats

Jimmy Kimmel is a Dangerous Man

Back Scratch Fever



Bombay Bicycle Club

Milo Greene, Luxley

Sat, October 4, 2014

7:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA


This event is all ages

Welcome to Pomoona

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Oct 07, 2014

So Cal College Fair

Location: Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center
Welcome to So Cal College Fair, uniquely geared towards providing the tools, knowledge and resources to students seeking higher education.
Students and families are welcome to attend.
Free admission
Tuesday, October 7
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 5 - 8 p.m.
Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center and Exposition Hall
Parking at Gate 3, $5
Visit for more information



Oct 04, 2014

Red Bull Straight Rhythm Motocross Racing

Location: Auto Club Raceway

Red Bull Straight Rhythm is an innovative evolution of supercross where a track is "unwound" -- there are no turns, just a half-mile-long straight rhythm section. The innovative format will pit a field of 32 riders against each other in a head-to-head, best-of-three bracket format.
Ages 5 & younger are admitted free.
 For tickets and information visit the website and we'll see you Oct. 4

High temperatures, strong winds raise fire danger in LA, Ventura counties

101-year-old man killed in Boyle Heights hit-run


Bright Prospect Mixer/Open House

Thursday, October 2, 2014
281 S. Thomas St. 302 Pomona CA 91766
Bright Prospect empowers high potential, low-income students to gain admission to, succeed in and graduate from four year colleges and universities by providing a comprehensive counseling and support system throughout their high school and college years.
Bright Prospect alumni are working in law, medicine, education, graphic arts, finance, the fashion industry, automotive design, commercial real estate, social work, aerospace, civil and computer engineering, human resources, government and non profit world.


October 2, 2014
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Bright Prospect

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Ganesha Park
1575 N White Ave, Pomona CA 91768
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Bring your friends and neighbors!

Learn backyard composting, water wise gardening, work composting, and grass cycling. Read more...

Lakers tickets go on sale Thursday

Individual game tickets for the Los Angeles Lakers 2014-15 regular season go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Seats will be available online at or by calling 888-9-AXS-TIX. They will not be sold at the Staples Center box office.
Tickets are limited to four per person per game, and approximately 1,000 will be available for each of the Lakers’ 41 home games, according to John Black, the team’s vice president of public relations.
More information regarding tickets for individual games is available on the team’s website,

By City News Service

Jewish Book Festival Brings Award-Winning Authors to the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys

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                                                NATIONAL FRIED SCALLOPS DAY

Each year on October 2, it is National Fried Scallops Day.
A scallop is a common name which is applied to many species of marine bivalve mollusks in the family Pectinidae.  Scallops are a cosmopolitan family and are found in all of the world’s oceans.
Many scallops are highly prized as a food source and the name “scallop” is also applied to the meat of the scallops when it is used as seafood.
Enjoy these “tried and true” Fried Scallop recipes and have a great National Fried Scallops Day:
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Fried Scallops Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

Today is a day, set aside, to show appreciation to custodial workers across the  nation as this is National Custodial Workers Recognition Day, a day that is celebrated annually on October 2.
Custodial workers  work behind the scenes and are often unappreciated for the hard work that they do day after day keeping schools, hospitals, office buildings, museums, churches and etc. clean and well maintained.
These people are an important part of the success of many businesses as a clean, well maintained, and operational building is a reflection on the business itself.
If you are a custodial worker, we at National Day Calendar want to wish you a happy National Custodial Workers Recognition Day.
If you know a custodial worker, THANK THEM today!
Our research was unable to find the creator and origin of National Custodial Workers Recognition Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

If you do not already have a name for your car, now is the time to personalize it and pick a name today, as it is National Name Your Car Day which is celebrated each year on October 2.
Many of you most likely remember  “Herbie” the Love Bug, “Lightning McQueen” from Cars, “Kit” from Knight Rider, “General Lee” from The Dukes of Hazzard and “Bandit” from Smokey and the Bandit.  These are just some of the famous car names that are known by millions of people.
We spend a lot of time in our cars and take good care of them so why not give them a special name?
Have you chosen your car’s name yet?
Did you know there are e-cards for National Name Your Car Day?  Send one to a friend today!

Ren's Did You Know ? - The History of Bellevue Memorial Park

Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario’s only cemetery, was established in 1891 at Mountain and G Street on land owned by Charles Harwood. When Mr. Abraham Oakley passed away, the Oakley family buried Mr. Oakley at the cemetery in Pomona, as many other Ontarians had done previously; however, the Oakley family later decided that they wanted their loved one’s final resting plac...e to be in Ontario. So his remains were moved to the newly established cemetery, establishing its first burial plot. The cemetery was incorporated in 1892 with Charles Harwood, A. G. Kendall, brothers Herbert C. and John W. Oakley and their brother-in-law Isaac Garbutt as the first board of directors. When visiting Bellevue you will likely recognize many names associated with Ontario history, including Ontario founder George Chaffey and two of his three sons (Andrew and John Burton), Graber Olive House founder C. C. Graber, and Armstrong Nurseries founder John S. Armstrong. Many other local pioneers are interred at the cemetery. Pictured here is undertaker Ed Drew at Bellevue. Learn more about Ontario’s pioneers and Ontario history at Ontario Heritage’s annual Historic Cemetery Tour on October 11th at 10:15 AM. Enjoy actor portrayals of some of Ontario’s history making residents who have passed on and take a stroll along the cemetery’s grounds. Contact Ontario Heritage for more information.