Thursday, April 30, 2015

Barbarians - The End of The World

Los Angeles airport police left dynamite out after training

A law enforcement official at Los Angeles International Airport says a live stick of dynamite was accidentally left on an old plane at an airport museum for four days.

The official, who was briefed on the incident and wasn't authorized to speak publicly, said workers on the tarmac found the dynamite Tuesday.

It was left behind after a weekend training exercise.

A spokeswoman for airport police says they are investigating and have notified the Transportation Security Administration.

The dynamite was on the "Spirit of Seventy Six" plane that's featured at the Flight Path Learning Center and Museum on the airport's southern edge.

The plane is outside the museum, which hosts school groups and other visitors.

The dynamite would have required a detonator or explosive to be set off.

13 year old missing girl FOUND!



Thursday April 30, 2015, 5:47 PM
Pomona Police Department
Advisory: **UPDATE to Missing Person FOUND SAFE- Katherine Vance, 13 yrs
                 
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On 4/30/15, Investigators from the Pomona Police Deptment received information that led them to the home of Katherine Vance's boyfriend. Katherine was found hiding inside of the residence and was safely transported to the police station pending further investigation. Katherine's 17 year old boyfriend was arrested and detectives are preparing charges regarding his involvement.
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Church receives touching donation: 'I don't have much, I'm homeless'



One homeless person's small donation has made a big impact at a North Carolina church.

Congregants made their usual offerings and donations during Sunday's service at the First United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C. But there was one small but moving donation that caught the eye of church officials.

"After the service we have a couple of people called counters who process the offerings and put them in our safe," Pastor Patrick Hamrick told ABC News. "The secretary called me over and in the envelope was a dime, a nickel, and three cents. That was the 18 cents. We flipped it over and the note was there."

Church officials were touched by the donor's message, and believe the anonymous donor to be a person that had eaten breakfast with the church on Sunday morning. Hamrick told the mystery donor that the community could rally for him should he reveal his identity. However, the donor wishes to keep his anonymity.

"He's asked me to keep it between me, God, and the church," Hamrick said. "He's not upset about it, he just feels that he wants to be private. I have to honor it professionally."

Many on Facebook have commented, praising the anonymous donor for their generosity.

"Wow!!! If only all of us had this kind of purity while giving," wrote one person.

"This person will be Blessed beyond measure. It was a true gift of love and GOD will provide for this wonderful human being," wrote another.

Hamrick says that the gift has warmed the hearts of churchgoers.

"It warmed our hearts because proportionally that gift could be an average middle class person giving a 1,000 dollars," Hamrick told ABC News. "I feel like he gave everything he had that morning."

Cool Kid Makena Neuman empowers special needs kids, adults through dance

Wild chase ends in crash in South Los Angeles

Mothers of children in military share their true stories in play 'My Child: Mothers of War'


 
 


8:00Gates Open Up-close viewing of static displays, warbirds & performing airplanes
 
9:30 - 10:30Veterans PanelHonored Panel of Veterans include: Jerry Yellin P-51 Mustang, Pacific Theater, Bob Mosier C-47 Pacific Theater, Tom Glenn P-47 European Theater, Ed Lopez P-47 European Theater, Bob Friend P-51 Tuskegee Airman, Harlan Foote U.S. Navy Pilot, Don Oldis Pilot in WWII, Korea and Vietnam (held at the announcer stand)
 
11:00-11:15Opening CeremonyNational Anthem, Naval Aircraft Fly-Over
 
11:15-11:30Rob Harrison AerobaticsAerobatic Performance by Rob Harrison, the "Tumbling Bear" in his Zlin 142c
 
11:30-12:00Army Aircraft Fly-BysFeaturing: P-51s Mustangs, B-25s Mitchells, P-40 Warhawks, Spitfires, C-47 Skytrains, P-63 KingCobra, Pilatus P2, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-38 Lightning
 
12:00-12:25Sean D. TuckerAerobatic performance in the Team Oracle Challenger II Biplane
 
12:25-12:55INTERMISSION/
Veterans Panel
Honored Panel of Veterans include: Ed Moore U.S. Marines H-34 Helicopter Pilot Vietnam, Dick Ertman U.S. Army Helicopter Pilot Vietnam  (held at the announcer stand)
 
12:55-1:25Korean Air Battle DemonstrationFeaturing: F-86 Sabre, MiG-15, T-33 Shooting Star, Hawker Sea Fury, T-6 Texan, P-51 Mustang, Yak 3, F4U Corsair
 
1:25-1:40Clay Lacy Learjet Aerobatic Demonstration
 
1:40-1:50N9MB Flying WingFlight Demonstration
 
1:50-2:20Naval Aircraft Fly-bysFeaturing: FM2 Wildcats, F6F Hellcat, F7F Tigercat, F8F Bearcat, Hawker Sea Fury, TBM Avengers, F4U Corsairs, Aichi Val, Mitsubishi Zero
 
2:20-2:50CF-18 HornetRoyal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Demo Team
 
2:50-3:05Dennis SandersSea Fury Aerobatics by Sanders Aeronautics
 
3:05-3:20T-6/SNJWardog Aerobatics by John Collver
 
3:20-4:00F-22 Raptor & Heritage FlightUSAF F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team & Vintage Fighter Aircraft Heritage Flight
 
4:00End of Planes of Fame Air ShowThank you for joining us!  See you next year!
 
4:35Chino AirportResumes Normal Operations
 
 

Ren's Did You Know? The Gallery Theatre, Ontario



In 1908, land on the corner of “C” and Lemon streets was purchased by the First Nazarene Church of Ontario to build a sanctuary. The church was built in the Gothic Revival style at a cost of $6,500. It represented one of the better examples of this style in the city with front and side facing gables, leaded glass windows, a Craftsman style roof, prominent corner hipped roof tower, faucet vents and a lancet arched main entrance. Over the decades, a...s the congregation grew, a parsonage, fellowship hall and classroom buildings were added to the property. In 1968, the congregation purchased five-acres of land on Fifth Street and Mountain Avenue and moved into their newly built facility.
From 1968 to 1970, the former church building was used by other denominations for worship and had also been a business college and nursery school. In September of 1970, it became the Harlequin Theater. No changes were made to the exterior; however, the interior was transformed into a theater/art gallery. A crystal chandelier measuring five feet in diameter hung in the main lobby and the interior walls were covered in red wallpaper. The walls were also to display the work of local artists. The stage area was a half circle with a seating capacity for 150 people.
In 1972, the facility was purchased by the Gallery Theatre Group of Upland, as their former theater in Upland was to be torn down and replaced with a parking lot. The theater group presented plays for family entertainment such as Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady, The Wizard of Oz, and The Sound of Music. Most of the actors were amateurs, with the exception of the owners, Mark and Jeanne Shipley, and the theater had a track record of positive reviews for their productions. By 1977, the Gallery Theatre was one of four community theaters in the Pomona Valley. The Valley Community Theatre in Pomona was the oldest, followed by the Gallery Theatre, then Fontana Mummers Community Playhouse, and Claremont Playhouse.
By July of 1985, the owners suffered a drop in business of 50% and nearly faced foreclosure on the building. In April of 1989, the building was purchased by the City of Ontario Redevelopment Agency and the theatre company was sold to Lee and Darcy Bradshaw. By September of 1989 the building risked collapse and was ordered shut down. In 1990 the building suffered further damage as a result of a 5.5 earthquake. Efforts to save the 85 year-old building failed and it was demolished in June of 1993. The stained glass windows, some concrete blocks, a church pew and a banister were salvaged for the Church of the Nazarene who planned to make a heritage wall on their property with the concrete blocks. The former theater was replaced with a parking lot but has now become one of the entrances to the newly built Ontario Town Square.
Post content and Photo credit: Model Colony History Room


Did you know that May is WATER SAFETY MONTH?! What better way to prepare your family than to bring your child to a FREE swimming skills assessment at Westwind Pool? Assessments will be held Saturday, May 2 and Saturday, May 30 from 11 AM - 1 PM. Your child will be evaluated and given a swim level in which they should enroll for upcoming swim lessons! For more information, please call (909) 395-2506.


Come Join Us Today!
Wednesday Portfolio Prep Class with Thomas Stubbs
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
$10 per session or 6 sessions for $50

252-D South Main St
Pomona, California
(909) 397-9716

Our May Sale is in a few days! Please join us!

Friday, May 1, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, May 2, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 3, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


233 West Harrison Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

 As always, the event is free and refreshments are served.

Pet of the Week: 2-year-old Cocker Spaniel mix named Sammie

Jeffrey Dahmer's killer explains why he did it



The inmate who murdered infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in prison over 20 years ago has finally opened up about why he did it.

Christopher Scarver, 45, who beat Dahmer to death at Wisconsin's Columbia Correctional Institution in 1994, told the New York Post that he despised Dahmer for his disturbing sense of humor.

Scarver, who arrived at the prison around the same time as Dahmer in 1992, said that Dahmer would fashion severed limbs out of food and drizzle packets of ketchup as blood to taunt other inmates.

"He would put them in places where people would be," Scarver, 45, told the New York Post. "He crossed the line with some people - prisoners, prison staff. Some people who are in prison are repentant - but he was not one of them."

Prison staff were concerned for Dahmer's safety around other inmates, and placed him in solitary confinement for his first year. Scarver said that Dahmer always had at least one guard as an escort whenever he was out of his cell.

The 45-year-old inmate said that he saw "heated interactions" with Dahmer and other inmates, but didn't think much of him. Scarver chose to watch Dahmer from afar, and never interacted with him for fear of becoming a target of Dahmer's sick pranks.

But Scarver bore a deep disgust of Dahmer, stemming from the highly publicized details of how he murdered and dismembered 17 young men and boys. In his pocket, Scarver says he kept a newspaper clipping of those details.

On Nov. 28, 1994, a then 25-year-old Scarver was unshackled to clean the bathrooms -- joined by a then 34-year-old Dahmer and a third inmate, Jesse Anderson. For unexplained reasons, the guards left the three inmates alone to work.

Scarver told the New York Post that he was filling a mop bucket when he felt a poke in his back.

"I turned around, and [Dahmer] and Jesse were kind of laughing under their breath," said Scarver. "I looked right into their eyes, and I couldn't tell which had done it."

After the three men split up to work, Scarver confronted Dahmer in the staff locker room, armed with a 20-inch metal bar he had taken from the weight room and the newspaper clipping.

"I asked him if he did those things 'cause I was fiercely disgusted. He was shocked. Yes, he was," Scarver said. "He started looking for the door pretty quick. I blocked him."

Scarver struck Dahmer in the head and face, bludgeoning him to death in just two swings.

"He ended up dead. I put his head down," Scarver said.

After leaving Dahmer to die, Scarver then killed 37-year-old Anderson, who had been serving life for killing his wife in 1992.

Scarver told the New York Post that he doesn't believe it was an accident that staff left him alone with Dahmer since they knew Scarver hated him.

"They had something to do with what took place. Yes," said Scarver, alleging that the guards disappeared just before he murdered the serial killer, though refused to elaborate out of fear of his own safety.

Scarver had already been serving a life term for murder, and had two more added to his sentence for murdering the inmates.

Jeffrey Dahmer was convicted of 15 murders he committed in Wisconsin between 1978 and 1991, and sentenced to 15 terms of life in prison. After authorities convicted him of a 16th murder in Ohio, he received yet another life term. Dahmer's case received certain notoriety based on his full confession to the murders and detail of his modus operandi. Dahmer admitted to luring young men into his home under the guise of having sexual relations before drugging and murdering them. He also admitted to performing acts of necrophilia and cannibalism with the bodies of his victims.

While in prison, Dahmer allegedly devoted himself to becoming a born-again Christian and was baptized in May 1994. The families of his victims had mixed reactions over his death, but most said they were pleased.

Terry Jones' Great Map Mystery 2 ~ The Road to St. David's

Tiny house movement



Tiny house movement meets homelessness. One man's mission, one woman's surprise. 6pm

Turning a Garden Shed into a Home | The Concord Cottage, Episode 1

A New Project | The Arlington House, Episode 1 (2014)

London: Mod and Trad

Santa Clara, CA | Hour 1

Pomona's M.V.B, - Guinnevere

Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La

One World Trade Center

Manhunt—Boston Bombers

THE DAY THE '60S DIED

Twilight: Los Angeles 23rd Anniversary of the L.A. Riots

Barbarians - The Brainy Barbarians

Billy Crystal Smoked Pot With His Grandfather

School district in Tennessee accused of serving old meat

Stupid is, what stuped does

 
 
Floyd Mayweather is going to pay $10 million for Suge Knight’s bail after the Pacquiao fight. 

Ren's Picture this........

 
Wormwood Street in the City of London after the IRA detonated a truck bomb on 24 April, 1993 

VIDEO: Woman lights pump on fire at gas station

Rancho Cucamonga man, who shot wife and held her hostage for 26 days, pleads not guilty

Los Angeles-based crews help rescue teen from rubble 5 days after Nepal earthquake

Hollywood actress dubbed 'godmother of Vietnamese nail industry'

Amazing photos 'MESSENGER' Mercury probe took before its death






NASA's hardest working probe has finally run out of fuel, and the MESSENGER will meet a tragic fate as it crashes into the planet Mercury on April 30. See the amazing photos this probe shared with us in its very extended lifespan.

MESSENGER (an acronym of MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) launched into space in August 2004 on a mission to study Mercury. After four years of traveling across 4.9 billion miles, MESSENGER finally flew by Mercury in January 2008. However, it would take two more years and two more flybys before the probe could slow itself down enough to enter into Mercury's orbit in March 2011.

But MESSENGER proved to be a role model for NASA probes, successfully completing its yearlong mission to study the chemical composition, geology and magnetic field of the smallest planet in our solar system. It proved to do so well, its mission was extended twice.

Perhaps the greatest achievement of MESSENGER was the discovery of large amounts of ice water on Mercury's poles. This was highly unexpected by scientists since the planet is so close to the Sun, with surface temperatures reaching a vaporizing 800 degrees Fahrenheit in daylight. However, because Mercury has such a small axis tilt, the craters near the poles have never have been exposed to the sunlight, and its water still survives.

President Obama awarded MESSENGER's Principal Investigator Sean Solomon with the National Medal of Science, the nation's top scientific honor, on Nov. 20, 2014.

NASA hopes to crash MESSENGER into Mercury a few hours early so it can receive photos throughout the probe's final moments before it impacts on the surface. When it does, the 1,000-pound probe will create a crater 52 feet in diameter.

MESSENGER Flies Over Mercury

Freddie Gray investigation: Baltimore police hand over report amid new timeline

Teenager killed in San Bernardino street-racing crash

Sea lion captured after wandering streets of San Francisco



Now is an opportunity to help some of the Veteran homeless in and around Pomona. The event will be located at:
Pomona national guard armory 600 S Park Avenue Pomona, Ca 91766, Services will include: Employment—Claims Assistance—Housing—Entertainment—Relax and Refresh—Connect with Other Veterans—Dental, Medical and Vision—Legal Assistance—Counseling Services– Chaplaincy and Spiritual Support—ID Services—Transportation Services—Overnight Accommodations—Education– Substance Abuse Help—Mental Health —Navigate VA Issues
Please join me in volunteering in this worthy cause, the intention of this 5 day event is to assist Veterans in need, I'm willing to give some time for those who risked so much for me, how about you?
VeteranStand_Down_Official_Flyer_FINAL_FINAL.pdf

Ren's Picture this...

 
A young Leonardo DiCaprio showing off his emotional range 

Earthquake w/ preliminary magnitude 3.6 hits near Carson

Raw: Power Poles Burn in Central California

Raw: Teenage Boy Rescued in Nepal

Earthquake w/ preliminary magnitude 3.6 hits near Carson

 
 
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.6 struck near the Carson area Thursday morning. 



Alysha Del Valle @ABC7Alysha 1 minute ago

Garden Trains: National Garden Railway Convention - 3 Railroad Tours

 
 
Metrolink @Metrolink 3 minutes ago
91 Line 700 to Riverside Downtown is delayed 15-20 minutes due to a late train turn.

Kybella, non-surgial treatment, promises removal of double chin

ABC7 Nepal Earthquake Relief Drive: Donate Now!

Expedition Everest (HD POV Front) Disney's Animal Kingdom Florida Roller Coaster

TRON: Destiny (TRON 3) | OFFICIAL TRAILER - 2015

Report: Inmate claims Freddie Gray intentionally injured himself



Ren's Did You Know?

 
Queue on the opening day of the 1st McDonald’s in Moscow, 1990. 

SPRING CLEAN UP




Join Councilmember Carrizosa this Sat. May 2 from 8am-noon for a Community Spring Clean-Up

Pomona's M.V.B. - Las Robertas - In between buses


Viva Pomona Presents:

Las Robertas

Wed, May 6, 2015

8:00 pm

Acerogami

Pomona, CA

$0.00

Free

This event is 21 and over


Apr 30, 2015

05:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Food Truck Thursdays

Location: Fairplex

Tonight the food trucks will be located in Plaza of the States
Popular Food Truck Thursdays return through August in the lower administration lot.
It's no-cook Thursday, dine in or take out.
Hours are 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Free admission & parking at Gate 1 on McKinley Ave.
Crepes Bonaparte
MexiCalbi
Crispy Cuban
Currywurst
G's Taco
Mangia Ristorante
Piaggio
Waffles de Liego
subject to change

May 03, 2015

Sancocho Latin Music & Dance Festival

Location: Birch St. & Plaza de las AmƩricas

A celebration of Latin American culture with live bands and music, live dance shows, international food court and vendors

Doors open at noon; music until 10 p.m.

Presale tix are $15
Ages under 13 are admitted free
Held on Birch Street and Plaza de las AmƩricas
Parking $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Dr.
Visit the website for bands and tickets



May 02, 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM DeafNation Expo 2015 Location: Fairplex Expo Hall 7 DeafNation Expo is the foremost touring trade show for, by, and about the deaf community. DeafNation provides exhibitions and entertainment around the United States at no charge to the public. Free admission: Our philosophy is that free admission brings a diversity of attendees who can share our culture, needs, language, and information. Parking $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Dr. Visit deafnation.com for more information

Trailer carrying animals overturns on 210 Fwy in Sylmar

Pomona's M.V.B. - Eagles - Hotel California

Erin Brockovich, Gardena residents consider filing lawsuit for dirty, black water

Rialto man beaten in head with baseball bat in alleged hate crime

Western U to offer May 15 dental clinic for seniors



POMONA >> The Dental Center at Western University of Health Sciences will hold a free dental screening for seniors 55 and older from 1 to 4 p.m. Oon May 15.
The screening includes an X-ray of the jaws and teeth and a brief oral examination and cancer screening to determine if any abnormal conditions are present. It also includes a discussion with the patient as to whether they might be appropriate to receive care from WesternU students at The Dental Center. To make an appointment call 909-706-3910.

“Older adults experience oral disease more frequently than the younger population, and some oral conditions such as gum disease are silent and without symptoms until an advanced stage of disease is reached,” said dr. David Lazarchik, College of Dental Medicine associate dean for patient care and clinical education. “So it is important for older adults to get regular dental checkups.”
The Dental Center is on the third floor of WesternU’s Patient Care Center, 795 E. Second St., Pomona,
Further information: www.westernupcc.com

Last Days in Vietnam

1945 Adolf Hitler commits suicide

April 30, 2015 – NATIONAL BUGS BUNNY DAY – NATIONAL RAISIN DAY – NATIONAL SARCOIDOSIS DAY – NATIONAL HONESTY DAY – NATIONAL ADOPT A SHELTER PET DAY – NATIONAL OATMEAL COOKIE DAY – NATIONAL HAIRSTYLIST APPRECIATION DAY – NATIONAL POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY

National Bugs Bunny Day - April 30

                                       NATIONAL BUGS BUNNY DAY

National Bugs Bunny Day is celebrated each year on April 30.  Bugs Bunny is the famous cartoon character best remembered for his roles in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies produced by Warner Bros.  He is known  for his popular catch phrase “What’s up, doc?”  Bugs Bunny first appeared in a short film on April 30, 1938, and has since been enjoyed by millions of viewers.
CELEBRATE
Celebrate National Bugs Bunny Day by hosting a Bugs Bunny cartoon marathon party.  On April 30, wish Bugs Bunny a Happy Birthday using #NationalBugsBunnyDay on Social Media.
HISTORY
National Bugs Bunny Day is an “unofficial” National holiday.  Our research was unable to find the creator of this day.
http://www.dates.abouttravelingtheworld.com/special-holidays/bugs-bunny-day/

National Raisin Day - April 30
National Raisin Day – April 30

NATIONAL RAISIN DAY

April 30 celebrates another food holiday known as National Raisin Day.  Raisins are made from tiny dried grapes.  Sunlight dries most grapes naturally in vineyards however, there are some that are mechanically dehydrated.  People have been enjoying raisins for as long as grapes have been growing. Raisins are naturally low in fat and contain healthy nutrients.  California produces the majority of the world’s raisin supply. (http://www.sunmaid.com/history-of-raisins-and-dried-fruit.html)
CELEBRATE
April 30 is both National Oatmeal Cookie Day and National Raisin Day.  To celebrate them together, try this “tried and true” recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/oatmeal-raisin-cookies-i/.  Use #NationalRaisinDay on Social Media to share your love for raisins!
HISTORY
In our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Raisin Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.
National Sarcoidosis Day - April 30
National Sarcoidosis Day – April 30

NATIONAL SARCOIDOSIS DAY

National Sarcoidosis Day is observed annually on April 30th.  Sarcoidosis is an immune system disease that is not contagious. While most commonly found in the lungs, Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that can affect any part of the body, inside or out.  When it affects the skin it typically looks like a scaly rash or red bumps.  Often, people don’t realize they have it and blame it on allergies or a simple reaction to something with which they came into contact.  Sarcoidosis can affect muscles, bones, kidneys, eyes, liver, the heart or any other part of the body.  When it affects the eyes the usual symptoms are sore eyes.  When internal organs or muscles are affected it can cause swelling and pain.  In the lungs it can cause a dry cough, shortness of breath and mild chest pain.
Anyone can get Sarcoidosis, but it typically attacks people between the ages of 20 and 40.  In about half of the cases Sarcoidosis goes away without treatment.  In more serious cases, for which there is no cure, the symptoms may last for years and cause organ damage.  While scientists don’t fully understand Sarcoidosis yet, research continues to be done on it in the hopes of finding the cause and a cure.
OBSERVE
National Sarcoidosis Day was inspired by Carl DeLine and David Sohl.  Observe this important medical day by educating yourself about Sarcoidosis.  Share your knowledge and experience on Social Media using  #NationalSarcoidosisDay.
HISTORY
The registrar at National Day Calendar has declared April 30th as National Sarcoidosis Day and will be observed annually on this day.

National Honesty Day - April 30
National Honesty Day – April 30

NATIONAL HONESTY DAY

April 30 is National Honesty Day in the United States.  M. Hirsh Goldberg invented this day and chose the last day of April to celebrate telling the truth, as the first day of April is April Fool’s Day, a day full of  lies and pranks.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honesty_Day)
CELEBRATE
Celebrate National Honesty Day by answering questions truthfully all day long.
HISTORY
National Honesty Day is an “unofficial” National day.  However, during our research, we did find that National Honesty Day is often used as a campaign for prevention against the most deceitful lies in history.  This day also urges politicians to stay away from lies and tell the truth.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honesty_Day)

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day - April 30
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day – April 30

NATIONAL ADOPT A SHELTER PET DAY

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is celebrated each year on April 30.  This day was created as a way to raise awareness for thousands of pets that are waiting for (and needing) adoption from the shelters.
CELEBRATE
Celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day by sharing pictures of your adopted pet on Social Media using #AdoptAShelterPetDay.
HISTORY
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is an “unofficial” National holiday.  If you are interested in making this an official National holiday, send a letter to the President urging him to declare a National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. Visit http://www.halopets.com/lettersforpets/index.php for more information.
National Oatmeal Cookie Day - April 30
National Oatmeal Cookie Day – April 30

NATIONAL OATMEAL COOKIE DAY

National Oatmeal Cookie Day is celebrated each year on April 30.  This day is also often recognized on March 18 in conjunction with National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day.  Oatmeal cookies have been around since the 1800’s.  The cookies quickly became popular, and by early 1900′s a recipe for the delicious treats appeared on containers of Quaker Oats.  Oatmeal cookies are also considered a health food because they are an excellent source of iron and fiber.  Just another reason to have an oatmeal cookie today!
CELEBRATE
Celebrate National Oatmeal Cookie Day by whipping up a batch of cookies!  Use #NationalOatmealCookieDay to share your love for this special food day!
HISTORY
We were unable to find the origin or creator of National Oatmeal Cookie Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.
National Hairstylist Appreciation Day - April 30
National Hairstylist Appreciation Day – April 30

NATIONAL HAIRSTYLIST APPRECIATION DAY

National Hairstylist Appreciation Day is celebrated annually on April 30.  On this day we honor hairstylists everywhere who make artful hairstyles possible.  A talented hairstylist will not only make you look good but also make you feel good. This day also celebrates the uniqueness of all styles of hair.
(http://www.cute-calendar.com/event/hairstyle-appreciation-day/13731.html)
CELEBRATE
Celebrate you hairstylist by thanking them for their kindness, lending ear, moral boosting, confidence building and self-esteem building talents.  Send flowers, give an appreciation card, leave an extra special tip or maybe send a gift!  Share your hairstyle, along with the first name of your hairstylist on Social Media using #HairstylistAppreciationDay.
HISTORY
We were unable to locate the creator of National Hairstylist Appreciation Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

National Poem In Your Pocket Day - Last Thursday in April
National Poem In Your Pocket Day – Last Thursday in April

NATIONAL POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY

National Poem In Your Pocket Day is celebrated on the last Thursday in April.  This day was created to share the joy that poems bring by carrying one in your pocket and sharing it throughout the day with others.  Parks, libraries, schools, workplaces and bookstores will have events celebrating this day.  It has been known that librarians have distributed poems to local hospitals, shop owners have handed out books of short poems to shoppers and food vendors have put poems in lunch sacks. (http://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/poem-your-pocket-day)
CELEBRATE
National Poem In Your Pocket Day is the perfect day to share your poem on Social Media using #PoemInYouPocketDay.
HISTORY
National Poem In Your Pocket Day is an “unofficial” holiday, but has been celebrated as part of National Poetry Month since 2002.  The Office of the New York Mayor, along with the New York City Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education, initiated the annual city-wide Poem In Your Pocket Day.  The Academy of American Poets took Poem In Your Pocket Day national in 2008.
For more information on National Poem In Your Pocket Day visit http://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/poem-your-pocket-day

Former landfill in Sun Valley to be converted into wetlands project

Malibu opens first bike lane along Pacific Coast Highway

Men soliciting prostitutes arrested in undercover sting in Santa Ana

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cow gives birth to two-headed calf in Florida

Pomona's Southside Historical Society. with Ren

DON'IT FOR THE KIDS, CAR SHOW

DUI Checkpoint & DUI Citywide Patrols: Friday May 1st



INCIDENT: Traffic Safety Checkpoint & DUI Citywide Patrols
DATE/TIME: Friday May 1st, 2015
Checkpoint 9pm – 3am
Patrols 7pm-3am
LOCATION: DUI Checkpoint at undisclosed location (DUI Patrols citywide)
UNIT: Traffic Services
The Pomona Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits along with special DUI Roving Patrols will also be deployed citywide this evening and throughout the month.
•DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint is set for Friday May 1st from 9 PM to 3 AM
•DUI Patrols will be deployed citywide on Friday May 1st between 7 PM and 3 AM                                                          
In California, this deadly crime led to 802 deaths in 2012 because someone failed to designate a sober driver.  Nationally, the latest data shows nearly 10,000 were killed by an impaired driver. Over the course of the past three years, data shows DUI collisions have claimed 5 lives and resulted in 148 crashes harming 173 of our friends and neighbors in Pomona.
Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily.  When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.  Recent statistics reveal that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems.  A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent).  Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.  Nearly 90 percent of California drivers approve of DUI checkpoints.
DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.
Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Pomona Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to

‘Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1'


Anyone with information that would aid in solving any crime is encouraged to contact the Pomona Police Department at 909-620-2085. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).
Written by: Corporal JT Garcia – Traffic Services
Pomona Police Department
909-620-2156

 
 
  
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