Monday, November 30, 2015

Go Karts on Railroad Tracks

New from "Scrappy Toys"

 
Ok a little recap on the plane, I started out with this here plywood that I found.

 
Had a picture in my head, what I wanted the plane to look like.

 
The last time I left you, I was working on the wings.

 
So all done, well I still have to paint it, unless someone buys it for $30, but if you wait and I paint it, I'll sell it for more. The body three and a half ft. and the wings are 3 ft.

Pomona's Antique Collectors St Faire Nov 28th 2015

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Pomona Police announce release of Mobile App. Download it today at the Apple Store or Google Play for free.



The Pomona Police Department is proud to announce the release of its mobile application for Apple and Android users. This application will allow community members to quickly and conveniently connect with the City of Pomona and the Pomona Police Department. Users will be able to report issues directly from their mobile device and include photos. Links are available on the app which will guide users on how to file a report for certain crimes online and report citywide issues such as potholes. A citywide directory and answers to frequently asked questions is also available. Download it today at the Apple Store or Google Play for free,
If you have any questions about this or any other community program offered by the Pomona Police Department contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 909-620-2318.

Community Outreach Forums/Meetings


Your input is an important part of the planning process for the future use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. A short presentation is planned which will cover an overview of eligible CDBG activities. The City is holding a series of Community forums/meeting to solicit input. A postcard was mailed to each household in Pomona to encourage the community to attend and provide input. For additional information, please call (909) 620-3772.
Click here for forum/meeting dates, times and location
 

Sports world reacts to Kobe Bryant's retirement announcement

The first time Shane Battier was involved in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers, he intercepted one of Kobe Bryant's passes in the final moments to help seal the victory.

When they met a few weeks later, Bryant sure seemed like he remembered.

Bryant needed only 34 minutes to score 56 points on the then-rookie, something Battier never forgot.

"Pushed me to be better more than any player I've faced," Battier wrote on Twitter not long after Bryant revealed that this season, as many expected, will be his finale with the Los Angeles Lakers. "He has my ultimate hoops respect."

MORE: Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant announces retirement

Sentiments like those weren't hard to find Sunday night as many in the sports world reacted to the looming end of Bryant's 20-year career with the Lakers.

The season goes until at least April, and Bryant remains hopeful of being selected to play for the U.S. Olympic Team at the Rio Games next summer. But now it's official: Bryant's final days as a professional basketball player have arrived.

"Hope (Bryant) receives (a) standing ovation in every city!" NBA veteran Caron Butler of the Sacramento Kings posted on his social media accounts. "One of the best to ever do it."

Will Barton of the Denver Nuggets said Bryant was the only NBA player he ever idolized. Stephon Marbury - who was taken No. 4 in the 1996 NBA draft, nine spots before Bryant - called Bryant "the best of the NBA Golden Class of '96."

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver lauded what he called Bryant's "relentless work ethic," adding that the five-time NBA champion "is one of the greatest players in the history of our game."

Bryant will leave the game as its No. 3 career scorer, with at least 17 All-Star appearances - it's hard to imagine fans not wanting him in Toronto next February for a swan song - and with at least two Olympic gold medals.

"I was honored to have you as a teammate," said Olympic hurdler and bobsledder Lolo Jones, who posted a photo of her and Bryant posing together in their opening ceremony attire from the 2012 London Games.

MORE: A look at Kobe Bryant's career numbers

Starting Tuesday in Philadelphia, Bryant's hometown, the Lakers will play eight straight games away from Los Angeles. He'll make his final appearances as an opponent in Philadelphia, Washington, Atlanta and Detroit - that is, provided he plays in them all - in the coming week alone.

His last game in Boston, where the basketball-savvy fans have long loathed the Lakers but will almost surely salute Bryant in his finale there, is Dec. 30.

Bryant hasn't wanted opposing teams to make any special fuss about what just about everyone suspected was his final lap around the league. He might not be able to stop it any longer.

"I never thought that he'd ever retire. He seemed like he would play forever," Memphis guard Mike Conley said Sunday. "Obviously, he's one of the greatest to ever do it. It's hard to see him go, of all people, because he's been etched in the NBA for so long, since I was little. A guy you really look up to, and you just wish him the best going forward in the future."

Battier played at Duke as a collegian, won two championships with the Miami Heat as a pro, and seemed to continually draw the toughest defensive matchups throughout his career.

So when he paid Bryant the ultimate compliment, it was significant.

"Kobe is the greatest competitor I have ever faced," Battier said. "I am glad he's found peace. I don't know if we'll see another one like him."

C-17 military transport plane last one to leave Long Beach Boeing facility

Automakers offering head-turning, bold-color cars

Ptown U S A

Pomona's Santa Cop

Southern California weather forecast Monday

1886 Folies Bergere stage first revue

November 30, 2015 – NATIONAL MOUSSE DAY – STAY HOME BECAUSE YOU’RE WELL DAY – NATIONAL METH AWARENESS DAY – CYBER MONDAY – COMPUTER SECURITY DAY

National Mousse Day - November 30

                                          NATIONAL MOUSSE DAY

National Mousse Day is celebrated on November 30.
The word mousse in French literally means foam. A mousse is typically made with whipped egg whites or cream. Its consistancy can vary from light and airy to thick and creamy. Whether sweet or savory, a mousse can compliment any meal. From a smokey salmon mousse as a first course to a tart lemon or rich chocolate mousse for dessert, there is virtually no limit to the flavors we can incorporate into a mousse.
OBSERVE
Enjoy some mousse and use #NationalMousseDay to post on social media.
HISTORY
Within our research we were unable to find the creator or National Mousse Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
 
Stay Home Because You're Well Day - November 30
Stay Home Because You’re Well Day – November 30

STAY HOME BECAUSE YOU’RE WELL DAY

Did you wake well rested, feeling vigorous and ready for the day? Then you are ready to celebrate Stay Home Because You’re Well Day.  This day is celebrated annually on November 30.
OBSERVE
This holiday has no agenda other than to spend a healthful day at home. What you do with it is up to you.
We do have some suggestions if you are having trouble deciding what to do.
  • Catch up on some reading.
  • Take a walk.
  • Get started on your Christmas cards.
  • Follow a toddler around all day.  You do feel well, remember?
  • Take a friend to lunch.
  • Get your 2016 calendar up to date.
  • Try a new recipe and make extra to share with someone who wasn’t feeling well today.
  • Take a nap
  • Plan your next vacation.
  • Make a list of all your single friends and match them up as potential  mates.
  • Organize all those photos on your phone.
  • Work on an art project.
  • Clean out your closet and make a donation.
Stay home and use #StayHomeBecauseYou’reWellDay to post on social media.
HISTORY
Stay Home Because You’re Well Day was created by Thomas & Ruth Roy Wellcat Holidays.
 
National Meth Awareness Day - November 30
National Meth Awareness Day – November 30

NATIONAL METH AWARENESS DAY

November 30, has been declared National Methamphetamine Awareness Day as a part of a nationwide effort to further educate the American public about the effects of methamphetamine abuse on families and communities. The effort hopes to increase awareness and decrease demand of the highly-addictive drug.
A national survey found one out of six young adults has used illicit drugs in the last month.Brain scientists now know why just one use of crystal meth (methamphetamine) can make a person feel hooked.
The awareness day is an effort to send a prevention message to potential meth users and to educate current users about programs that are available to them, according to a Department of Justice news release. For more information visit the website at http://alcoholism.about.com/b/2006/11/30/national-methamphetamine-awareness-day.htm
OBSERVE
Use #MethAwarenessDay to post on social media.
HISTORY
In a proclamation signed by President George W. Bush in 2006, November 30th was set forth as National Meth Awareness Day.
 
Cyber Monday - Monday after Thanksgiving
Cyber Monday – Monday after Thanksgiving

CYBER MONDAY

Cyber Monday is observed annually on the Monday after Thanksgiving.
Cyber Monday was developed as a way for internet based companies to have a way to compete with Black Friday, which is typically held by brick and mortar retail stores the Friday after Thanksgiving.
In 2014, Cyber Monday on-line sales continued to trend upward with 15.4%  increase in revenue from 2013 sales, making it the the biggest, online shopping day in history.  In 2014 Americans spent and average of $124 per order on Cyber Monday.
Social media has also ramped up the advertising opportunities, bringing potential shoppers to retailers’ on-line stores. Cyber Monday shopping is expected to be up again this year with a predicted 3 billion in sales.
Purchases on mobile devices also have increased, adding to the convenience of Cyber Monday.  No longer do you have to be strapped to your PC or Mac in order to make an on-line purchase. Purchases can now be made on the train during a morning commute, while waiting for a doctor’s appointment or during a lunch break.
Some of the most popular on-line purchases are likely to be tech items, especially wearable technology as well as the traditional small appliances, clothing, gift cards and digital media.
Observe
Get your computer, tablet or smart phone out and snap up those online deals. Use #CyberMonday to post on social media.
HISTORY
Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. The term “Cyber Monday” was created by marketing companies to persuade people to shop online. The term made its debut on November 28, 2005, in a Shop.org press release entitled “‘Cyber Monday Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year”.
According to the Shop.org/Bizrate Research 2005 eHoliday Mood Study, “77 percent of online retailers said that their sales increased substantially on the Monday after Thanksgiving, a trend that is driving serious online discounts and promotions on Cyber Monday this year (2005)”. (Wiki)
DATES
December 1, 2014
November 30, 2015
November 28, 2016
November 27, 2017
November 26, 2018

 
Computer Security Day - November 30
Computer Security Day – November 30

COMPUTER SECURITY DAY

Computer Security Day is observed annually on November 30.
Identity theft, fake frauds, ransomware viruses and more can make our online experiences challenging.
OBSERVE
Here is a checklist you can follow to help secure your computer.
  • Windows Update is enabled.
  • Antivirus software is installed and running.
  • Windows Firewall is turned on.
  • The software on my computer is up to date.
  • Strong passwords are always used.
  • Passwords are not shared or written down.
  • A password is required to access my computer.
  • Unused programs are removed.
  • My home wireless network is secured.
  • My important data is regularly backed up.
  • I use caution when I browse the Internet.
  • I log off the computer when I’m not using it.
  • My web browser does not store or remember my passwords.
  • Temporary Internet files are periodically removed.
HISTORY
The first Computer Security Day was in 1988 started by the Association for Computer Security to raise awareness concerning computer security issues.


 
 Coming up this Wednesday December, 2, "Dining Out with Pomona Heritage"
The last PH event for this year is our popular "Dining Out", this time at the Riverside Grill in Chino.  We usually keep to Pomona eateries, but the Riverside Grill has been a faithful supporter of our events for years and we thought it would be nice to show our appreciation by giving them some business.  We will assemble at 6:30 pm for drinks and socializing, and dinner at 7:00. The owners have graciously offered a 10% discount to all PH members! Also the "Toys for Tots" campaign has asked PH to participate in their annual toy drive.  If you are interested, please bring an unwrapped toy to the event and we will get them to the organizers to distribute to the kids in need. Thanks!   
WHERE: Riverside Grill, 5258 Riverside  Drive, Chino 
WHEN: Wednesday December 2
TIME: 6:30pm 
RSVP: (909) 524-6212 
See you there!


"Cottage Home Tour and Harvest Craft Faire" Review.

"Charming", "Wonderful", "Unique". "Magical", were just some of the many positive comments heard following Pomona Heritage's 31st Home Tour. An enthusiastic crowd enjoyed the days events. Five wonderfully different but charming cottage homes and the vintage Barbara Greenwood Kindergarten Bungalow were open for tour as well as a Craft Faire of handmade and vintage vendors selling their wares for early holiday gift giving. Thanks to the Tour Commitee members, the PH Board members, and all the docents and volunteers for their hard work in making this a Tour to remember. A special thanks to our home owners and Historical Society for making this a success!

SAVE THESE DATES
  
December 2, 2015, Dining Out with Pomona Heritage
February 6 , 2016, Progressive Dinner/Annual Meeting and Grant Awards( Note date change )
 
 
We have been asked;

"HOW DO I PAY MY DUES FOR 2015"

There are three different ways                                                                                                                                             
1. Visit Pomona Heritage Web Site 
and Pay though Pay Pal 
 
2. Mail your check to 
  • Pomona Heritage
  • PO Box 2813
  • Pomona, Ca. 91769-2813
3. Bring your check with you to the next PH event. 
Contact membership chair Diane Tackett at  (909) 643-3451 for more information.
PS  Membership dues are due and payable in January. 2016. Thanks for your support!
 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Beauty And A Beat (Vintage 1940's Swing)


 
FAMILY 4-PACK TICKET GIVEAWAY TO SANTA’S NORTH POLE SPECIAL!!! Enter to win! ***Please Note: Trains Fill Up Fast on this event, so make your reservations early by calling 951-943-3020. Winner will be eligible for a refund***

WHAT IS SANTA’S NORTH POLE SPECIAL?
Grab your friends and family and climb aboard a magical train ride to Santa's North Pole workshop. Along the way, enjoy Christmas jingles... with the elves, Christmas stories, and holiday trivia games. Then upon arrival to Santa's workshop, receive a greeting from Santa Claus himself. At the workshop, visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, feel free to take photos, play on Thomas play tables, do various craft activities, and enjoy refreshments at the Pinacate Station boarding area. Prices are $15.00 for ages 12 & up and $10.00 for ages 2 - 11.

Where's the Beef

Where's the beef? Trucker steals 40,000 pounds of meat


Where's the beef? That's what authorities would like to know after someone stole 40,000 pounds of it from a meat plant in central Pennsylvania.

State police say it happened Nov. 21 at Nicholas Meat near Loganton.

According to troopers, a trucker loaded $110,000 worth of meat into a trailer during a scheduled pickup and drove off. He was supposed to deliver it by Monday to a company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - but never showed up.

A spokesman for Nicholas Meat says the customer notified him Tuesday about the missing product, which would have been enough to make 160,000 burgers.

Police later discovered the driver used a fake ID to get the delivery contract. Authorities say the company information on the truck was also fraudulent.

The investigation continues.

"Scrappy Toys"

 
As you can see, I found something to make, with that scrap wood that I found.

 
Making this big airplane.

 
Just got the wings on, before I call it a day. That old lantern in the back ground, a neighbor gave me that, and then a put a light in it, pretty cool.

 
I never did show you what's over my head, more toys and bird houses and a few more planes.

 
Same on the other end, more toys and crate label's.

 
Need to have a Scrappy Toy Year End Super Sale.
 
 

Someday - 1941 "Casablanca"-style

Drunk in Love - Vintage Big Band / Swing Beyonce Cover ft. Cristina Gatti

One of these days Porky



Dec 12, 2015 - 13, 2015

Holiday Half Marathon

Location: Fairplex campus

The Holiday Half Marathon & 5K is back and better then ever!
This year we will be announcing lots of exciting additions to our 7th annual event hosted at Fairplex in Pomona
Visit the website for updates and registration

Dec 06, 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.

Dec 02, 2015

03:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Prolong Twilight Cruise

Location: Fairplex lower administration lot

If it's the first Wednesday of the month, it's a Prolong Twilight Cruise night with fun for all ages to enjoy hundreds of hot rods, classic cars and even a few vintage race cars on display.
Experience music, food and fun.

Attendees can bring a toy for the annual toy drive during the December cruise night.
Admission to Prolong Twilight Cruise is FREE and admission to the historic Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum is $5 from 5 p.m. until closing on cruise nights.
Parking through Gate 1 on McKinley Ave.
Visit for more information

J.J. Abrams and the cast of Star Wars: The Force A

Video captures bystanders rescuing elderly man from oncoming freight train

USC beats UCLA 40-21 in Pac-12 showdown


Cody Kessler threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, and Southern California clinched the Pac-12 South title with a 40-21 victory over No. 22 UCLA on Saturday in the 85th edition of their crosstown showdown.

Darreus Rogers and Taylor McNamara caught TD passes while the Trojans (8-4, 6-3 Pac-12) scored 20 consecutive points in the second half before raising the Victory Bell in the frenzied Coliseum. USC improved to 5-2 under interim coach Clay Helton and snapped its three-year losing streak in the annual city rivalry game.

USC will face Stanford next Saturday in the Trojans' first trip to the Pac-12 title game.

Paul Perkins rushed for two touchdowns for the Bruins (8-4, 5-4), who lost to USC for the first time in coach Jim Mora's tenure.

Adoree Jackson returned a punt 42 yards for a touchdown shortly before halftime, and Rasheem Green put the Trojans ahead to stay in the third quarter when the freshman defensive lineman returned Josh Rosen's fumble for a 32-yard touchdown.

Rosen passed for 227 yards and his Thomas Duarte for an early TD, but the touted freshman also threw two second-half interceptions to Iman Marshall in his first taste of the L.A. rivalry.

Kessler finally beat UCLA in his final shot, earning a lifelong highlight in the final Coliseum appearance for the Trojans' three-year starter. USC has won five of its last six games to earn a shot at the Pac-12 title despite coach Steve Sarkisian's midseason firing.

Serious injuries and season-long inconsistency finally caught up to UCLA, which lost two of its final three games. The Trojans grinded out 235 yards rushing against the Bruins' beleaguered run defense.

Both teams wore their home jerseys in the revived rivalry tradition on a crisp, clear day at the Coliseum. Kessler sneaked into the end zone to cap an 85-yard USC drive early in the second.

Rosen hit Duarte for a 19-yard TD moments later, but USC's defense finally got pressure on Rosen on consecutive plays deep in UCLA's end late in the first half. Jackson took the ensuing short punt all the way back, showcasing his track-star speed to put the Trojans ahead 20-14.

Perkins' second TD run capped a 78-yard drive shortly after halftime, and UCLA appeared to be taking control until USC's Claude Pelon abruptly jarred the ball loose from Rosen, allowing freshman Green to take it to the house untouched.

Moments later, Marshall picked off a short throw for Rosen's first interception in 245 passes since the Stanford game, the longest interception-free streak in the FBS.

Rogers' back-shoulder TD catch put the Trojans up 33-21 entering the fourth quarter. McNamara caught a 7-yard TD pass moments later.

Justin Davis rushed for 130 yards for the Trojans, while Ronald Jones II became the top freshman rusher in USC history, surpassing Charles White's season mark.

Coyote snatches Chihuahua from inside Laguna Beach home

5 million holiday lights, fireworks at Festival of Lights in Riverside

Southern California weather forecast Sunday

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1947 U.N. votes for partition of Palestine

November 29, 2015 – Electronic Greetings Day – International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Electronic Greetings Day - November 29


                                   ELECTRONIC GREETINGS DAY

Annually observed on November 29th, Electronic Greetings Day reminds us of how things have changed.  The convenience and speed of sending an electronic greeting has allowed more people then ever to participate in this thoughtful process.  We all enjoy it when someone remembers our birthdays, anniversaries and other important life events.  While greeting cards continue to be used, electronic greetings are far more cost effective and mean equally as much.
OBSERVE
Send an electronic Greeting. Use #ElectronicGreetingsDay to post on social media.
HISTORY
Not long after the advent of electronic mail (e-mail) in 1993, the electronic greeting came along.  The first electronic greeting card site was The Electric Postcard and was created by Judith Donath in 1994 at the MIT Media Lab.  Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of Electronic Greetings Day.
 
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People - November 29
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People – November 29
Image Credit: healing-hearts-blog.com

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is celebrated annually on November 29.  In 1977, United Nations General Assembly called for an annual observance of the resolution on the partition of Palestine. What has become known as the Partition Plan, intended to establish an Arab State and a Jewish State, was adopted on November 29, 1947.
CELEBRATE
Various cultural events, meetings, statements and publications participate in the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Use #DayOfSolidarityWithThePalestinianPeople to post on social media.
HISTORY
On November 29, 1947 the UN General Assembly adopted a plan (Resolution 181(II)) which recommended withdrawal of armed forces from Palestine, the creation of independent Arab and Jewish states, and Special International Regime for the City of Jerusalem and that the City of Jerusalem should preserve the interests of Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths.
The original vote was to take place on November 26, 1947, but was postponed and various compromises were discussed and debated. The partition plan went through several modifications before the final vote took place on November 29, 1947 and was passed 33 to 10 with one absent in favor of the plan.
The partition plan was never fully implemented and civil war broke out shortly after the adoption of the resolution.
Since the Partition Plan’s passage only one of the two states have since come into existence; Israel. The Palestinian people primarily live in the Palestinian territory which has been occupied by Israel since 1967 and in neighboring Arab states and refugee camps.
The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People serves as a reminder that the question regarding the Palestinian people and Palestine have yet to be resolved.

Mayfair Hotel, before the restoration

Saturday, November 28, 2015

RailGiants Train Museum at the Fairplex December 12-13, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m

The Pomona Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce

 
 


The Pomona Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the date of our Annual Holiday Luncheon! This year we are adding something special to the event! A Salute to our Public Safety Officers! Please join us in recognizing exceptional Police and Fire officers on December 17! More information to follow in the next week! Please contact the Chamber for questions (909) 622-1256.

2 families who fled Syria celebrate 1st Thanksgiving in SoCal

Barber gives 9-year-old free haircuts for life for straight-A report card

LA animal shelters offer free pet adoptions Black Friday weekend

50th anniversary of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' to be celebrated

Stolen wheelchair mysteriously returned to Santa Ana girl born without legs

Controversy over Hollywood Christmas Parade's atheist grand marshals

Southern California weather forecast Saturday

Drunk in Love - Vintage Big Band / Swing Beyonce Cover ft. Cristina Gatti

Today Pomona Collectors St. Fair starts at 8am till 3pm

1520 Magellan reaches the Pacific

Ontario Arts and Culture



 
 

On Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 4 PM the Southland Symphony Orchestra will be presenting a Free Holiday Concert, featuring Winter Holiday Classics loved by all:

Winter Wonderland, A Christmas Festival, Hanukkah Medley, “Messiah” Overture, Jingle Bells, Gabriel’s Oboe, Music from “Amahl and the Night Visitors” with guests from the Repertory Opera Company, Stille Nacht (Mannheim Steamroller/Chip Davis), Fantasia on Greensleeves, and more…

This concert marks the opening of the orchestra’s 5th season in Ontario. For more information visit www.ontarioarts.org.


Friday, November 27, 2015

Wind Wolves Preserve is 'best kept secret' for outdoor adventurers near Bakersfield

Anne Frank and her friends, celebrating her 10th birthday, 1939. Anne is second to the left in a dark colored dress.


3 people, including police officer, dead in Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting

Wiggle - Vintage 1920s Broadway Jason Derulo / Snoop Dogg Cover

Lovefool - Vintage Jazz Cardigans Cover ft. Haley Reinhart

Garden Railway Tour. I need a train engine like that one, nice!

Pomona once had their own radio station

 
                     What the old radio station looks like today

At one time you could not go beyond the 1600 position on the AM dial. That was it, the tuner or dial would turn no more. A static-filled weak station at the end of the dial was KWOW. It was actually located off famous Route 66 in Pomona, but you could hear it in Los Angeles on a clear smogless day.
The station actually started out as KPMO, broadcasting from a trailer home in the middle of an orange grove. From this humble beginning came KWOW. In the early 1960's it played country music with a full news department. Songs like There's a Fool Born Every Minute (Skeeter Davis); Unicorn Song (Irish Rovers); Lord Mr. Ford (Jerry Reed); Happy Tracks (Kenny Price) and Walking On New Grass (Kenny Price) would be the staple of country KWOW. There was some evidence the people who owned country KIEV might have had some ownership of 1600 KWOW. Sometime in the late 1970s or 1980s the station changed its format and went oldies but goodies. The news department was no longer and it operated three in a row hits of 50's and 60's rock 'n' roll. A company song would come on with four or five singers singing in unison--"K-WOW!". At the top of the hour before the news you would hear an announcer say, "This is the Big 16- KWOW-Pomona!"

Some recollections from Ken Alan of KPLM
KWOW was indeed an oldies station in 1975. It was one of the most sophisticated automated station of its time. DJs, mostly from San Bernardino's KFXM and KMEN did the voice tracks about once every 2 years. The tightly formatted music, by program director Jon Wickstrom, even permitted time checks by the voice talent. The "Iron Core" computer system was loaded from punch tape and printed out the log on a teletype machine as events played. Most of the station ops were students from nearby Cal Poly, Pomona. There was no live news as the format really pushed the non-stop music. There were only two jingles, which were very likely left over from more prosperous times. The first was a rather dull female quartet that sang "K- Wooooow" with an upward lilt. The better jingle was the commercial return that had a synthesized "sparkler" added to the front to refresh the (probably 1960s) jingle to the late 70s. It was a full 5- voice piece with a male bass accent beginning on the last O-W. It went "[Sparkler] Sixteeeeeen. K-Double U Oh Doub-ble U---". The commercials were mostly canned or performed by some of the sales staff who doubled as voice talent.
Where most stations in crowded Southern California used directional antennas, 5,000 KWOW was something of an oddity in that it was non- directional. As best as I can recall it was 5,000 watts 24/7. I don't recall there was any static and, in fact, KWOW had a better night signal than 50,000 watt KNX at the time.

Some recollections from Keith Wood
KWOW Pomona jumped from country to oldies in 1971 or early 1972 (not the late '70s or '80s as your site indicates), and was one of the first "robot radio" local stations in the country. They had control board operators, but these generally just fed the Cart Monster, a rack of 16 (I think) cart machines. The jocks did news, spots, PSAs and the intros/outros that went on the carts. Some carts had two songs and a time hack! This could be amusing, when the top-of-the-hour cart was plugged in one machine "late," announcing that it was 7:05 while the clocks read 7:12. Even more amusing was the time that they spliced a cart without putting the metal switch kicker onto the repaired tape. It played through the first time, then kept going without firing the next machine in line. When it ended, the jock came on and said something like "That's a K-WOW exclusive Hot Replay, because YOU ASKED FOR IT!" For those of us living at the eastern end of the San Gabriel Valley, this was OUR station, even more than KRLA was. KWOW was big on community service, sponsoring walkathons and sending out their staff to help (without fanfare).

A marketing scheme employed by KWOW used any song that had "sixteen" in the title. "Sixteen" was a main referral slogan for "The Big 16" on the radio dial. Some songs were Sixteen Candles (The Crests); Sixteen Tons (Tennessee Ernie Ford); Only 16 (Sam Cooke) and especially Sixteen Reasons by Connie Stevens. Toward the end of KWOW, they played several songs over and over on a loop tape urging listeners to tune over to 99.9 FM KOLA radio if they wanted to hear the best in Oldies. One of the last songs on the loop tape that was played was "Lazy Days". Around the late 1980s KWOW was sold and reemerged as KMNY "Money Radio", a financial and news station about real estate and the stock market. Some of the radio hosts on KWOW Pomona-Los Angeles were Bob Bosche, Warren Deacon and Larry Grannis. Some of the songs played on "Oldies KWOW" were Willow Weep for Me (Chad and Jeremy); Secret Agent Man (Johnny Rivers); Summer Song (Chad and Jeremy); Summer Wine (Nancy Sinatra/ Lee Hazelwood); Goldfinger (Shirley Bassey), and many others. Some recollections from Bob Bosche: The Co-owner ship with KIEV probably never happened, to my knowledge, it was wholly owned by the Wickstrom family. KWOW was country when it was still called “Country & Western” for many years dating back to the 50’s. Ernie Ford did morning drive on the station in (I believe) the early 50’s. Wikipedia lists him as working in San Bernardino , but (according to Dean Wickstrom Sr.) , the stations long time owner, Ernie worked for him @ KWOW in Pomona . I think the confusion came from the fact that Pomona & San Bernardino were thought of in those days as pretty much the same radio market. It was there he developed his “Tennessee Ernie” persona. He was hired away with a sweeter offer (& more $$) from a more powerful L.A. signal, KXLA in Pasadena . This is the story that Dean told me in his office one day while discussing the history of the station. I believe he was telling the truth, he was a very ethical and forthright guy. I was hired by his son, Jon Wickstrom in the spring of 1972, (I seem to remember March or April), to help re-brand the station into an Oldies format. I started on a Monday doing Country & by Friday we were playing Oldies, up against KWIZ in Santa Ana and then, the legendary KRLA & Art LaBoe. KRTH came along later, but that’s yet another story. The building (now long-gone) was a trip, a little almost-windowless cinderblock structure just off the Pomona freeway, at Reservoir St. & East Olive, almost to Chino . We used to call it the ‘bunker’. I remember there was no heat in the little restroom, you got in and out quickly in the winter months because of the cold and just as quickly in the summer because it was like a sauna. Weekday morning drive was handled (live) by Don Welsh, we did do morning news live, it was anchored by Bill Jaeger (Sr.!). I did mid-days and Bill (Williams) Jaeger (Jr) did afternoon drive. Evenings, over nights and weekends were automated. That automation is an interesting story unto itself. Jon was our Chief Engineer in addition to his program director title and had developed the station’s ‘Schafer’ automation into a pretty sophisticated system. Because we didn’t have a big announce staff (just the 3 of us), we were also responsible for the commercial production load. So, while Don came in at 5:00 or so, Bill & I came in at 9:00. I would then tape voice tracks for my show that day, to begin at 10. Bill later taped his tracks for 3-7. The rest of our day was spent working on writing & producing spots and ‘prep-ing’ for the next days show. It was my first exposure to automation and surprisingly, worked almost flawlessly. The Schafer system (we dubbed ‘Otto’) allowed the 3 of us to be on the air 7 days a week. Weekend weather forecasts were interesting. Because SoCal weather is so predictable, we had about a half dozen or so on cart & the weekend board op/ babysitter would plug in the most appropriate for the day. Friends used to ask if I ever had a day off or were quite surprised to run into me at the home & garden center or elsewhere while I was on the air. The three of us were like the ‘three amigo’s... we worked closely, got along well and had some great times. We were the “little 5kw station that could”, which showed up in the L.A. book! Don left the station for KLOK ( San Jose ) in ’74, I followed him in ’75. KLOK was owned by the same folks who owned KWIZ so “getting us out of town” was beneficial to KWIZ. Bill Jaeger now owns Cameron Broadcasting in Arizona , a group of radio & TV stations. Don Welsh went into the Ministry and I believe is in Florida . After KLOK I moved to a smaller market in Oregon ( Eugene ) to raise my kids and stayed almost 30 very happy years doing Country radio and Managing stations. I moved back to my home turf in Colorado 5 years ago and worked for Jones Network out of Denver on their “Good Time Oldies” format until they relocated to California . After that, I thought 40+ years is probably enough, semi-retired and started an On-hold messaging business to keep busy. It was a great run!

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: KMNY and KWOW were listed in the L.A. radio page of the Daily News of the San Fernando Valley. KMNY is still listed today as a Los Angeles station. Today it is a foreign language station (Asian) and at night an adult standards station of 50's and 60's. KWOW call letters have resurfaced in Waco, Texas. Format is unknown.

Winter Season Brings Changes for Water Conservation



It’s time to switch your landscape irrigation system to a winter schedule under the City of Pomona’s Level 2 Water Supply Alert.  The City of Pomona’s Water Conservation Ordinance limits automatic watering systems to only one day per week for the period of November 1st through March 31st. Read the full press release here.

Dec 06, 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.

Dec 04, 2015 - 06, 2015

Harvest Festival

Location: Expo Hall 4

It's December's favorite holiday shopping event
Enjoy three fun-packed days of shopping, stage and strolling entertainment, and festival food all for the price of one ticket.
One ticket is good all three days
Remember to get your hand stamped to return as many times as you want without paying again
Hours:
Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission $9; ages 62+ $7; ages 13-17 $4; free for ages 12 & younger with a paid adult
Patrons who bring non-perishables for donation to Foothill Family Shelter will receive $2 off admission.
Parking $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Dr.
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Dec 02, 2015

03:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Prolong Twilight Cruise

Location: Fairplex lower administration lot

If it's the first Wednesday of the month, it's a Prolong Twilight Cruise night with fun for all ages to enjoy hundreds of hot rods, classic cars and even a few vintage race cars on display.
Experience music, food and fun.

Attendees can bring a toy for the annual toy drive during the December cruise night.
Admission to Prolong Twilight Cruise is FREE and admission to the historic Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum is $5 from 5 p.m. until closing on cruise nights.
Parking through Gate 1 on McKinley Ave.
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