Saturday, February 28, 2015

 
Tonight we have special guest Ta'Raach of the Lovelution, a collaborator of the great ‪#‎JDilla‬. Plus Re:Fresh crew rockin yo socks with all the Party rock sh*t we know you love! @dba256

Animation: L.A. Charter Amendments 1 & 2 Explained

SOMETIMES IN LIFE ALL YOU NEED IS A HUG

Cat Gives A Dog Hypnotherapy - The Translation

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW - Bismarck, ND | Hour 2

Best of Genealogy Roadshow

D.C. makes pot legal, with restrictions

IMAGES OF POMONA


FLASHBACK WITH REN

Ren's Did You Know - Janis Joplin's 1965 Porsche 356C Cabriolet

Rain Dance?




Just Another Day On Second St., Hmm Rain Dance? well anyway the coming of the rain, doesn't stop these kid' from filming. This was at Shaun Diamond Plaza today here in downtown Pomona.

What a Great shot



Rare view of the top of the Statue of Liberty's Hair taken from the Torch by an unknown photographer 1930's.

Ren's Did You Know? - The Upland Moa



In 1986, a expedition into the cave systems of Mount Owen in New Zealand came upon a well preserved limb. It was the foot of what looked like a recently deceased bird. In actuality it wasn’t very recent. This specimen was from a prehistoric creature called the Upland Moa which will now haunt my dreams for the foreseeable future.
 
 
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Pomona's M.V.B. - Eagles - Peaceful Easy Feeling

Pomona's Southside Historical Society

Pomona's Southside Historical Society - POMONA ARMORY

Just Another Day On Second St.

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As a kid about 9 or 10 years old, I would walk to the mall and do a little people watching, and sit at one of the fountains, that we have here at the mall. So the other day I found myself doing that same thing. As I sat there for a moment, I realized how the water from the fountain, had a nice comfortable soothing affect to it, as I sat there. Now I understand why as  kid I sat at one of these fountains, it was a nice comfortable feeling to it. It was good therapy for the mind, and I will be back for more sessions. So here is a short video of one of the many fountains we have here, in downtown Pomona..enjoy 


 

Say Hello To Sunshine 10 Year Anniversary

Finch

Sat, February 28, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA

$25.00

This event is all ages





This Video Is Going Viral! Nobody Expected To See What This Dog Was Caught On a Camera Doing

Mountain snow brings hazardous road conditions

Allegedly starved pit bull stolen from Riverside home

Foodie Call: The Stonehaus in Westlake Village

LAX to undergo massive repairs over next 3 years

Teen with 'suicide disease' has life back after surgery

Stolen Oscar dress worn by Lupita Nyong'o located

Glendora braces for mudslides as storm approaches

This Day in History Feb 28, 1953: Watson and Crick discover chemical structure of DNA

February 28, 2015 – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE DAY – NATIONAL PUBLIC SLEEPING DAY – NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAY – NATIONAL FLORAL DESIGN DAY – RARE DISEASE DAY USA

National Chocolate Souffle Day - February 28

                              NATIONAL CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE DAY

A delightfully delicious dessert is celebrated each year on February 28th as it is National Chocolate Souffle Day.
The word souffle is the past participle of the French verb souffler, which means “to blow up” or more loosely “puff up”, which describes a souffle perfectly.   A souffle is a lightly baked cake made with egg yolks and the beaten eggs whites that are combined with various other ingredients.   Souffle can be found served as a savory main dish or sweetened as a dessert.
There are two basic components that make up every souffle.
  • 1.  a French creme patisserie base/flavored cream sauce or puree
  • 2.  egg whites beaten to a  soft peak meringue
The flavor is provided by the base and the “lift” is provided by the beaten egg whites.  There are certain foods that are commonly used for the base in a souffle which include cheese, jam, fruits, berries, chocolate, banana  and lemon.   Many souffle bakers like to puncture the top of the souffle, after it is removed from the oven, and pour various types of liquid sauces onto it, such as chocolate or vanilla.
To celebrate, try one of the following “tried and true” recipes:
http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/heavenly-chocolate-souffle-cake/c452719f-f5e9-4642-a484-5199d38464ce
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Mexican-Chocolate-Souffle-Cakes-4644
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/flourless-chocolate-souffle-with-raspberry-cream-recipe.html

Have a great National Chocolate Souffle Day!

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE DAY HISTORY
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Chocolate Souffle Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
National Public Sleeping Day - February 28
National Public Sleeping Day – February 28
NATIONAL PUBLIC SLEEPING DAY
Are you tired?  If you are (and it’s February 28), go ahead a take a nap.  February 28th, is National Public Sleeping Day.  It is a day for anyone and everyone to take a nap on a blanket at the beach, at the park, in the movie theater, on a bus, train, or subway or any other public place that may work for you you.  However, it may not be a good idea to take that nap at your desk during work!
To celebrate National Public Sleeping Day, an “unofficial” National holiday, we hope that you get a nice, long, restful and peaceful nap.  You could also celebrate the day by snapping a picture of someone else taking a nap in a public place!  If someone catches you taking a nap, tell them that it is okay as you are celebrating National Public Sleeping Day!
INTERESTING INFORMATION ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA:   Randy Gardner holds the scientifically documented record for the longest period a human being has intentionally gone without sleep not using stimulants of any kind. In 1964—as a 17-year-old high school student in San Diego, California—Gardner stayed awake for 264 hours (eleven days),  According to news reports, Gardner’s record has been broken a number of times. Some of these cases are described below for comparison. Gardner’s case still stands out, however, because it is so extensively documented. It is difficult to determine the accuracy of a sleep deprivation period unless the participant is carefully observed to detect short micro-sleeps, which the participant might not even notice. Also, records for voluntary sleep deprivation are no longer kept by Guinness World Records for fear that participants will suffer ill effects.
Some sources report that Gardner’s record was broken two weeks later by another student, Jim Thomas of California State University Fresno, who stayed awake for 266.5 hours; and state that the Guinness World Records record is449 hours (18 days, 17 hours) by Maureen Weston, of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in April, 1977, in a rocking-chair marathon.  Presumably because of their policy against maintaining this record, recent editions of Guinness do not provide confirmation of this.
We are guessing that they all needed a good sleep after they were done!!
NATIONAL PUBLIC SLEEPING DAY HISTORY
Our research has failed to find the origin or the creator of this “unofficial” National holiday.  Research did show that it appears this holiday has been celebrated since 2011.

National Tooth Fairy Day - February 28
National Tooth Fairy Day – February 28

NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Our research has found that National Tooth Fairy Day, an “unofficial” National holiday is celebrated annually by some on this day, February 28th, while it is celebrated annually by others on August 22nd.  For hundreds of years, a visit from the Tooth Fairy has been promised to young children as their baby teeth become loose.  When the tooth comes out, it is placed under their pillow (after it is washed) and the Tooth Fairy visits as they sleep.  The child awakes to a small gift (usually money) in place of the tooth.  If the tooth has been lost, they need not worry, the Tooth Fairy will still visit!!
The origin and creator of this day was not found during our research.   National Tooth Fairy Day- Feb. 28th or Aug 22nd

National Floral Design Day - February 28
National Floral Design Day – February 28
NATIONAL FLORAL DESIGN DAY        
National Floral Design Day is celebrated annually on February 28th.  For thousands of years, floral design has been an important cultural art form.  This is the day we celebrate that art form.  It may be in a bouquet, a painting, in fabric, in a garden or a floral arrangement.
Floral design is a multibillion dollar industry that brightens our lives on a daily basis.  Not only on a daily basis but on special occasions and  holidays some of which are Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day and Secretaries Day as well as birthdays and anniversaries. Flowers are also used as ways of expression for gratitude, apology, sympathy, appreciation, friendship, love, congratulations and others.
NATIONAL FLORAL DESIGN DAY HISTORY
A pioneer in floral art education, Carl Rittner, whom over 60 years ago, founded the Rittners School of Floral Design in Boston.   Floral Design Day was created as a unique way to celebrate a special birthday of Mr. Rittner.  The people at Rittners felt that the idea of a holiday that celebrates floral design as an art form, is a wonderful one whose time had come.  So they, along with Mr. Rittner, wanted to see Floral Design Day continue to be observed as an event in its own right.

Rare Disease Day USA - February 28
Rare Disease Day USA – February 28

RARE DISEASE DAY USA

Rare Disease Day is recognized each year on the last day in February.
First observed in Europe in 2008, Rare Disease Day was established by Eurordis, (the European Rare Disease Organization).  In 2009, NORD was asked by EURORDIS  to sponsor Rare Disease Day in the United States.  NORD accepted and 2015 celebrates the 7th annual RARE DISEASE DAY USA.
The goal of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision makers about rare diseases and the impact that they have on patients’ lives.
For more information see: 
http://rarediseaseday.us/
and
http://www.rarediseaseday.org/ 


The City of Ontario CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training helps the community to work together to respond to disasters that impact their homes, workplaces, and neighborhoods. CERT provides specialized training that may be needed if emergency responders are delayed due to the size and scope of the emergency. For more information or to sign-up, please call Paul Walker at (909) 395-2545.

Minor Decoy Operation nets one violation



Officers from the Pomona Police Department have cited one gas station clerk for selling alcohol to a minor. This action was the result of a compliance check conducted on Friday, February 27th, 2015, which is commonly referred to as a Minor Decoy Operation. The Minor Decoy Operation involved an 18 year old minor, under the direction of officers, who entered 13 separate ABC licensed businesses and attempted to purchase alcohol. Of the 13 locations that were visited, 1 sold to the minor.

The clerk who sold alcohol to the minor faces a penalty of $1,000 and 32 hours of community service. In addition, ABC will take administrative action against the retail licenses of the businesses involved. This action may include a fine, suspension or the permanent revocation of the business’s liquor license.

The following locations sold to the minor decoy during this operation:

• Shell Gas Station. 2741 South Towne Ave.

The program is intended to reduce the availability of alcohol to minors. Statistics show they generally have a higher rate of drunken driving crashes than adults. Studies also show the combination of alcohol and youth tends to increase criminal conduct. According to the American Medical Association, underage drinking can increase chances of risky sexual behavior and teen pregnancy, juvenile delinquency, compromise health, and result in unintentional injury and death. 

Additional Information:

The Pomona Police Department recently received a grant from the Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) and the Office of Traffic Safety to conduct compliance checks city-wide in an effort to reduce the availability of alcohol to minors. Statistics show that young people under the age of 21 have a higher rate of drunken driving fatalities than the general adult population.

Minor Decoy operations have been conducted by local law enforcement throughout the state since the 1980’s. In 1994, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the use of underage decoys is a valid tool for law enforcement to ensure that liquor licensees are complying with the law.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Pomona's M.V.B. - Dion - Runaround Sue

POMONA'S COLLECTORS STREET FAIR

Woman walks highline in high heels in the rain

Faith Dickey Slack Reel 2014 from ThatSlacklineGirl on Vimeo.

First Picture of 'Jihadi John' as an Adult Emerges



A day after he was identified as ISIS's infamous "Jihadi John," a photograph of the man, Mohammed Emwazi, has emerged, published on the front pages of British newspapers late today.

The image, from the files from Emwazi's time at the University of Westminster, shows the young man in a white t-shirt and Pittsburg Pirates baseball hat. Years later, the same eyes shown in that picture would peek through a black mask as Emwazi allegedly wields a knife in multiple ISIS hostage execution videos.

Winter Storm Watch

 
 
Issued: February 27 at 10:55AM PST
Expiring: March 02 at 4:00PM PST
Areas Affected: Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range; Santa Barbara County Mountains; Ventura County Mountains

FCC approves tougher rules for Internet providers

EXCLUSIVE: Long Island man burned on leg by iPhone when it exploded

Pomona's Southside Historical Society - Memories of Pacific State Hospital by Lorraine Osborn


Pomona's M.V.B. - Just Waiting On A Friend



AMOCA’s 10th Anniversary Celebration – March 15, 2015

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Where the Art Comes Alive

AMOCA’s 10th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, March 15, 2015 • 5:30-9:30 pm


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The Board of Directors and Staff of the American Museum of Ceramic Art invite you to join us for A Night at The Museum, AMOCA’s first major fund-raising event. This anniversary celebration will feature a stunning exhibition from the permanent collection, exclusive peeks behind-the-scenes, cocktails and dinner, and will conclude with both a silent and live auction offering art objects, gifts and weekend getaways to the highest bidders. AMOCA has been a point of pride for the Pomona Valley over the past 10 years, becoming a cultural destination for thousands, including visitors from as far away as Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. Dedicated to outreach to youth, just this past year the museum welcomed some 3,500 school children from the Pomona and Claremont districts, as well as the greater Los Angeles area. AMOCA’s exceptional art exhibitions, education programs, and studio ceramics classes continue to serve the needs and interest of an ever-widening community.
SPONSORSHIP
By joining other supporters, underwriters and community sponsors of AMOCA with your tax deductible contribution, you will help ensure the West’s largest ceramics museum with continuing growth and expansion in the Pomona Valley and far beyond. As an underwriter of A Night at The Museum at the $250 level and above, you will be recognized in:
– Event invitation
– Printed event program
– AMOCA’s Annual Report
– Museum’s website
– Event signage
SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
Benefactor: $10,000 • (tax deductible $8,000) • Click here to donate
Twenty Event Tickets; Full-Page Ad in the Event Program; Acknowledgement on the Title Wall of the 10th Anniversary Exhibition and on AMOCA’s Website; Two Named Tables
Patron: $5,000 • (tax deductible $4,000) • Click here to donate
Ten Event Tickets; Half-Page Ad in the Event Program; Acknowledgment on AMOCA’s website; One Named Table
Supporter: $2,500 • (tax deductible $1,500) • Click here to donate
Ten Event Tickets, Quarter-Page Ad in the Event Program; Acknowledgment on AMOCA’s Website; One Named Table
Partner: $250 • (tax deductible $150) • Click here to donate
One Event Ticket, Acknowledgement in the Event Program and on AMOCA’s Website
Individual Event Ticket: $150 each • (tax deductible $50) • Click here to donate
Hors d’oeuvre Reception; Dinner; Live Auction; Silent Auction; and Entertainment
Donation: Misc. Amount • (100% tax deductible) • Click here to donate

Two men arrested for armed robbery, guns and money recovered. - See more at: http://nixle.com/alert/5366330/#sthash.RJsYyXe3.dpuf



Armed robbery occurred in Pomona, suspects were arrested within hours; thanks to the City of Fontana Police Department
On 2/26/15 at 2011 hours, two men entered the Discoteca Mamba Rumba/Metro PCS store at 1049 W. Mission Blvd. and robbed the store owner of thousands of dollars. Both men were masked and were armed with handguns. In addition to the money, other property specific to the business was taken and both men fled in an unknown direction of travel.
At approximately 2...200 hours, Fontana PD made a traffic stop in their city for a traffic violation. After contacting the occupants and in the course of their investigation, the officers found two handguns in the car along with a large sum of cash. They also found property indicating the name of a business which turned out to be the Discoteca Mamba Rumba.
Fontana PD contacted our department and learned that the two men they had detained matched the description of the robbery suspects. Pomona officers responded and took the two men into custody and transported them to the Pomona Jail. The men are:
Jason Overman, 22 yrs., Moreno Valley resident
Isaac Juarez, 30 yrs., transient
Each are being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call the Pomona Police Detective Bureau at (909) 620-2085.

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83 | The New York Times

Leonard Nimoy passes away at 83


Leonard Nimoy, the much-beloved "Star Trek" star, passed away on Friday at his Bel Air residence in Los Angeles. He was 83.

House clears way for short-term Homeland Security bill

The House has cleared the way for passage of a short-term bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and avert a partial agency shutdown.

The vote was 240-183, and it came just hours ahead of a midnight deadline to fund the agency.

The procedural vote cleared the way for final passage of the legislation later in the day in the House and Senate.

The three-week funding bill leaves intact President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration - even though Republicans have vowed to repeal them.

House GOP leaders insist that agreeing to a short-term bill gives them another chance to try to overturn Obama's directives limiting deportations for millions.

But Senate Republicans have already admitted defeat and were moving to approve a full-year bill free of contentious immigration provisions.

California issues 110,000 driver’s licenses to immigrants in first 7 weeks of applications



SACRAMENTO >> California has handed out 110,000 driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally during the first seven weeks of applications.
The figures for all of January and much of February were released this week by the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles.
In early January when the law took effect, hundreds of immigrants lined up at designated DMV offices for walk-in appointments.
The applicants have to submit documents and take a written test, and later, they must take a road test. They receive licenses that read “not acceptable for official federal purposes” like boarding planes.

California expects to issue 1.4 million driver’s licenses to immigrants over the next three years under the program to license drivers regardless of their immigration status.


Taste of the Farm Store, March 7, from 11:00am-3:00pm Free samples, cooking demonstrations, petting farm, bug exhibit, and more. Click here for more information.

Pomona's M.V.B. - Jamestown Revival - California at the Glass House in Pomona




JMSN (@ the Flyway at Fox)

Rochelle Jordan

Wed, March 4, 2015

8:00 pm

FLYWAY AT THE FOX

Pomona, CA

$12


Mar 01, 2015

05:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show

Location: Fairplex main lot

George Cross & Sons, Inc. presents the West Coast’s Largest Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show seven times per year.  At each event, you will find hundreds of vendors in over 2,000 vendor spaces selling tons of hard to find car parts and accessories at low swap meet prices.
Thousands of original and restored classic vehicles will be on display and for sale in six specialized Car Corral sections: Pre 1985 Classics, any year Corvettes, any year Porsches, Pre 1959 Street Rods, Pre 1985 Volkswagens and Pre 1985 Imports.
Since 1975, millions of automotive enthusiasts have come to Pomona from across the nation and around the world to find car parts, accessories, automobilia, customs and classics.  Make plans to participate in our next event! Come to buy, come to sell, come to look!
General admission is $10, children 12 and under are admitted FREE.
Parking is $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Dr.
For more information please call (714) 538-7091 or visit our website.
For Vendor information click here.
For Car Corral information click here.

Feb28, 2015 - Mar 27, 2015

 


ArtReach 2015: The Art of Music

Location: Millard Sheets Art Center Fairplex

ArtReach 2015: The Art of Music

Fourth Annual Regional High School Art Exhibition

February 28 - March 27

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
Saturday, February 28
6-9 p.m.

ArtReach is designed to help motivate and support the next generation of artists by providing area high school students an opportunity to express their creative voices through the visual arts and to acknowledge their success, and that of their art teachers, in a community setting at the Millard Sheets Art Center.

This year's ArtReach theme is The Art of Music, which challenges students to consider the role music plays in our lives, how it relates to their own life experiences, and how it influences their thinking or feelings about the world around them.

Free admission Friday to Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Parking at Gate 1 on McKinley Ave.

Visit for more information

San Gabriel Valley program offers free surgeries

Man accused of killing McStay family expects to be acquitted in murder trial

Health experts weigh in on benefits of beef, butter and other saturated fat foods

Meal delivery services cater to time-strapped consumers

Thousands gather to push for better treatment, conditions at LAUSD schools

Pomona's Southside Historical Society - 1950


                   W. Holt Ave. looking east from Gordon. Greene's - 244 W. Holt and Gordon.

Pomona's Southside Historical Society - 1950

                                                              Second St. looking east from Locust.

Pomona's Southside Historical Society - 1950


                             Second St. looking east from Gordon, showing north side of street.

Chino Legion Auxiliary to hold annual Smorgasbord



Chino American Legion Auxiliary Post 299 offers its 69th annual all-you-can-eat Smorgasbord on March 8 to benefit the Girls State Program.
The event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the post, 13759 Central Ave., Chino.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Door prizes will be awarded hourly.
Information: 909-628-2080

This Day in History Feb 27, 1827: New Orleanians take to the streets for Mardi Gras

February 27, 2015 – NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAY – NATIONAL KAHLUA DAY – NATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY

National Strawberry Day - February 27

                                       NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAY

National Strawberry Day is annually celebrated on February 27th.  Strawberry lovers everywhere enjoy this day as strawberries are appreciated for their characteristic aroma, bright red color,  juicy texture, and sweet taste.
Strawberries are enjoyed by millions in many different ways.  They can be eaten fresh by themselves, in fruit salads or in prepared foods such as jams, preserves or juices.  They are also favorites when added to smoothies, pies, cakes, ice creams, milk shakes, salads and chocolates as well as many other delicious dishes and desserts.   Artificial strawberry aroma is used in many industrialized food products.
The first garden strawberry was grown in France during the late 18th century.  Prior to this, wild strawberries  and cultivated selections from wild strawberry species were the common source of the fruit.
“The strawberry fruit was mentioned in ancient Roman literature in reference to its medicinal use. The French began taking the strawberry from the forest to their gardens for harvest in the 1300s.  Charles V. France’s king from 1364 to 1380, had 1,200 strawberry plants in his royal garden. In the early 1400s western European monks were using the wild strawberry in their illuminated manuscripts. The strawberry is found in Italian, Flemish, German art, and English miniatures. It symbolizes perfect righteousness. The entire strawberry plant was used to treat depressive illnesses.”  (Wikipedia)
Along with enjoying the delicious taste, eating strawberries gives you the benefit of adding the following into your diet: potassium, fiber, folic acid and Vitamin C.   They are also low in calories, with no fat and no cholesterol.
You may want to have a fresh bowl of strawberries now, while you enjoy the following “tried and true” recipes:
http://www.food.com/recipe/strawberry-pretzel-salad-29400
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/strawberry-spinach-salad-i/
http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/easy-strawberry-banana-smoothies/f6113dc6-93ef-4417-9f42-7c20082c90b1
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/strawberry-pie-4
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/strawberries-and-cream-bread-pudding/

HAPPY NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAY!

NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAY HISTORY
Much research failed to find the origin or the creator of National Strawberry Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.  It is listed as an American Food Holiday.

National Kahlua Day - February 27
National Kahlua Day – February 27

NATIONAL KAHLUA DAY

February 27th celebrates National Kahlua Day.  This day was created as a day for those, over the age of 21, to recognize and enjoy this creamy rich alcoholic liqueur.   To celebrate, you may want to use Kahlua, a coffee-flavored rum-based liquor, to flavor your ice cream or another dessert such as cheesecake or cake.  Other options would be to add it to your coffee or cocoa for a nice after dinner drink, add it to cold milk or cream or drink it on the rocks, straight up or mixed with a cocktail.
Kahlua is made from coffee beans therefore it does contain a
small amount of caffeine.
* Pedro Domecq began producing Kahlua in 1936.
* In 1994, the company merged with Allied Lyons forming Allied Domecq.
* In 2005, Allied Domecq was partially acquired by Pernod Ricard which merged with the Swedish Vin & Sprit (V & S Group) in March of 2008. 

Kahlúa is found to be used in a few notable cocktails, including the following:
  •  B-52
  •  Baby Guinness
  •  Black Russian
  •  Mudslide
  •  White Russian
  •  Espresso Martini
  •  Caribbean Mudslide

Enjoy some Kahlua February 27th!

NATIONAL KAHLUA DAY HISTORY
Our research failed to find the creator or origin of National Kahlua Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

 

National Polar Bear Day - February 27
National Polar Bear Day – February 27

NATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY

National Polar Bear Day, also known as International Polar Bear Day is celebrated on February 27th.  It is a day to learn more about the polar bear.
Polar bears can reach a height of 9 ft tall and a weight of 1400 pounds.  They have large front paws, which are slightly webbed, that are used to paddle as they swim.  As they are very strong swimmers, some polar bears have been seen swimming hundreds of miles from land, however, some of the distance may have been covered by floating on sheets of ice.
The polar bears have a warming layer of fat which is covered by their thick coat of insulating fur.  This helps them live in the colder environments.
There are organizations that use this day to raise awareness of the declining number of polar bears worldwide. It is believed, by many, that these beautiful creatures are threatened due to global warming and the consequential loss of their natural habitat.  Groups, around the world, gather together to find ways to make a difference and  spread information to others.
Enjoy National Polar Bear Day!