Friday, June 23, 2017

Stories From the Boneyard

2017 Veteran of the Year

Dear Friend,
I was proud to honor a true hero of the 52nd Assembly District this week in Sacramento for the 2017 Veteran of the Year. Mr. Fred Kelly was a master sergeant in the United State Air Force who served from 1960 to 1984. During his time of deployment he served all across the world, including Vietnam, Zaragoza, Spain, England, and Taiwan. Mr. Kelly continues his work as an outstanding veteran who is active in the American Legion Post #299 in Chino, formerly serving as a vice commander from 2010 to 2015. He has volunteered his time in Chino's Memorial Day Celebration and donates baskets of toiletries and military hats to the Veterans Hospital in Barstow. Please join me in thanking him for his service.
As the Inland Empire experiences record-setting high temperatures, I want to remind everyone of a few simple precautions you can take to stay cool and healthy. Please visit to find energy saving tips and share this helpful graphic on your social media with friends and family!

Many college bound students are preparing to start an exciting and challenging new chapter of life in the next few months. I fought hard to significantly protect and expand financial aid for college students and the 2017-2018 California State Budget makes monumental strides in supporting college affordability. Along with these proud efforts, I am also thrilled to announce three constituents who were recently awarded educational scholarships. Two exceptional students from Pomona and Ontario have received the California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation Scholarship and one student from my alma mater, Garey High School in Pomona received the Everybody Loves Raymond Scholarship. Congratulations to these students and all others starting college in the fall!
For more information, please visit my website. We have some exciting events coming up, including a Community Health Fair on Saturday, check them out!
Freddie Rodriguez
Assemblymember, 52nd District

P.S. My website and social media: Facebook, Twitter are also great resources for legislation, news and upcoming events in the District.

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Tom Fitton discussing Susan Rice Docs at Obama Library, Benghazi, & Lawsuit on Obama Travel Costs

Airplane Classic Scenes

Blazing Saddles | 50 Best Bits

Watching The Wheels - John Lennon & Yoko Ono


Metro Board Approves Funding and Partnership Agreements for the Foothill Gold Line’s Next Segment; Groundbreaking this October

Today, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board approved the $1.4-billion funding and partnership agreements between Metro and the Construction Authority for the construction of the Los Angeles County portion of the Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Glendora to Montclair. The partnership agreements establish a funding plan and shared roles and responsibilities between the two agencies, as the Construction Authority will build and complete the Foothill Gold Line before turning it over to Metro for passenger service.
The Foothill Gold Line is being funded by Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. The portion of the project within Los Angeles County (Glendora to Claremont) is being mostly funded by Metro’s Measure M half-cent sales tax that was approved by voters in November 2016, as well as residual Measure R funds from the Pasadena to Azusa segment that was completed under budget. The portion from Claremont to Montclair will need to be funded by San Bernardino County.
The Foothill Gold Line will be the first transit project in Measure M to begin construction when it breaks ground on October 21, 2017. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at Citrus College in Glendora, CA. More ceremony details will be provided in the near future.

Family Art Day at Pomona College Farm, June 24th

Tectonic Shift Artist Mary Beierle Family Day Clay Workshop @ Pomona College Organic Farm
$3 suggested donation, ages 4 & up

Gather at Pomona College Organic Farm. Observe and create a small tile with sculpted plant or vegetable with air dry clay.

Call Pearl to register at (909) 397-9716 or email us at

Word up!!

Summer heat has been known to crack some tree limbs. So next time, you decide to park near or under a tree. Think about these pictures, lucky nobody's car got damage


It's coming To Pomona!!!

The Gold Line Community Meeting will be at the Palomares Park Community Center on July 18, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Next Performance - Viva Diva concert Saturday, July 15 at 4 pm

Pomona Revival & Acerogami present

Surf & Shake

Bodegas, Crow Baby, Harriers Of Discord, Daydream Time Machine, Naive Thieves (@dba256), Twin Seas (@dba256), Pomona Revival

Fri, June 23, 2017

9:00 pm


Pomona, CA



This event is 21 and over

Mystic Braves

LA Witch, The Creation Factory, Cheap Tissue

Sat, June 24, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

Fontana Day at the LA County Fair

The LA County Fair on Sept. 25 for the Fontana Day at the Fair and get $5 admission/per person!

Movies in the Park

Don’t miss the viewing of “Storks” tomorrow night at Ontario Town Square as part of the annual Summer Series Movies in the Park. The community is invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket to the grass area and join the fun. Event starts at 7 PM. Kids Activities, Food, and Fun. Movies start at dusk. For more information, visit or call (909) 937-3000. #CityofOntario #OntarioLens #SummerSeries #OntarioTownSquare

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

June 24, 2017
White Ave. lot

Los Angeles County residents can drop off hazardous materials free of charge at the White Ave. lot.

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

White Ave. lot

Enter Gate 9 on White Ave.

Visit for more information

Cheers at Fairplex - Wine, Spirits & Beer Festival

June 24, 2017
The Farm at Fairplex

Saturday, June 24 is an official day of celebration - it's Cheers at Fairplex - Wine, Spirits & Beer Festival

Eat, Drink, Experience a celebration of winning wines, extra virgin olive oils, spirits and beers from the L.A. International competitions

Beer tavern, wine garden, spirits lounge, food, dj and music and a silent auction - bring a group of friends

*All guests must be 21 and over and should be prepared to present valid identification

7-11 p.m.

Parking at Gate 12 on White Ave.

Visit for tickets & information!  Cheers!

The Hero Trailer #1 (2017)

Johnstown Dam Tragedy

Living History Flying Day: P-47 July 1

Open to the public, Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, CA) presents its monthly Living History Flying Day on July 1, 2017, featuring the Republic P-47G Thunderbolt. A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts, historians and veterans is featured, followed by a question & answer period and flight demonstration when possible. The Republic P-47G Thunderbolt will be on display and perform a flight demonstration. At 12:00 noon, the Raffle Flight will occur. Become a member to enter the Raffle. All members are eligible to enter the Raffle, but you must be present to win.


Distinguished veterans, aviation experts, and historians constitute the presentation panel. Stay tuned for announcement of sp...ecial speakers. Kevin Thompson (POF Moderator and Aviation Historian) moderates and joins in the presentation.

WHEN: Saturday, July 1, 2017, 10am–12 noon: Speaker program & flight demonstration. Museum doors open at 9:00am.

WHERE: Planes of Fame Air Museum, 14998 Cal Aero Drive, Chino, CA 91710-9085

WHY: It is the Mission of Planes of Fame Air Museum to preserve aviation history, inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans. The Museum sponsors regular events in the form of inspirational experiences, educational presentations, flight demonstrations, and airshows in fulfillment of this mission.

Planes of Fame Air Museum, ‘Where Warbirds Fly and Aviation History Lives’

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Would of been great to see them in 1964, I would of been 10 years old, old enough!

Koala wanders into restaurant in Australia

Toddler goes missing for 4 hours in Rancho Cucamonga bus mix-up

Johnny Depp: 'When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?'

Last month, it was comedian Kathy Griffin's infamous beheaded Donald Trump photo that pit the president's supporters against Hollywood.

Now it appears that another Tinseltown figure, actor Johnny Depp, has entered the fray, making controversial comments about assassinating the commander in chief.

While at the Glastonbury Festival on Thursday in the English county of Somerset, Depp brought up the president prior to introducing his 2004 film, "The Libertine."

"Can we bring Trump in?" Depp says to the crowd, which responds with widespread boos, according to videos of the remarks. "No, no, no. You misunderstand completely. I think he needs help. And this is going to be in the press and it'll be horrible. But I like that you are all part of it. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? I want to clarify: I'm not an actor. I lie for a living however it's been a while. Maybe it's about time."

It's possible that Depp was referencing actor John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

In a statement to ABC News, the Secret Service said: "We actively monitor open source reporting, including social media networks, and we evaluate potential threats. For security reasons, we cannot discuss specifically nor in general terms the means and methods of how we perform our protective responsibilities."

ABC News has asked both Depp's publicist and the White House for comment.

Southern California weather forecast Friday

Free family fun! Movies in the Park! Check it out

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Pope Saint John Paul II meets Mehmet Agca, the man who attempted to assassinate him, 1983.

Boris Karloff having tea and sandwiches on the set of 'Bride of Frankenstein', 1935

Arrest made in killing of Hells Angels member in Riverside

Retro game dodgeball bounces back with trampoline tournament

More chefs milling their own grains

Tips to keep you safe when bicycling

Ancient matcha tea a hot new trend in LA

Teenage boy, dog fatally shot after animal attacks deputy in Palmdale, authorities say

Watch these adorable kangaroos enjoy getting bottle-fed

Roadkill can be harvested for food under new Oregon law

Some folks in Oregon might not want to ask, when served an elk burger or a venison steak, where the meat came from. Under a roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and signed by the governor, motorists who crash into the animals can now harvest the meat to eat.

And it's not as unusual as people might think. About 20 other states also allow people to take meat from animals killed by vehicles. Aficionados say roadkill can be high-quality, grass-fed grub.

"Eating roadkill is healthier for the consumer than meat laden with antibiotics, hormones and growth stimulants, as most meat is today," noted People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA.

Washington state began allowing the salvaging of deer and elk carcasses a year ago. Pennsylvania might top the country in road kills, with Oregon wildlife officials telling lawmakers that the eastern state had over 126,000 vehicle-wildlife accidents in 2015.

"We are at or near the top of the list. We have a lot of roads and a lot of deer," said Travis Lau, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, though he added the total number was uncertain.

Pennsylvanians can take deer or turkeys that are killed on the road if they report the incidents to the commission within 24 hours, Lau said in a telephone interview.

Gov. Kate Brown signed Oregon's bill last week after the Senate and House passed it without a single "nay" vote.

But a few Oregonians voiced opposition.

Vivian Kirkpatrick-Pilger, a Republican Party official in mountainous, forested Josephine County, told legislators that people have been salvaging roadkill meat in Oregon for years - since vehicles and animals have been colliding - and they never needed a law or permit to do it.

Actually, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said that before last week, the only people allowed to keep roadkill were licensed furtakers, and no one - not even licensed hunters - could keep game animals found as roadkill.

The rules were aimed at discouraging people from hitting a game animal with their vehicle to take the meat or antlers. "It's not a legal method of hunting," the department's website says.

Les Helgeson, of the community of Beaver, near the northwest coast, told legislators that roadkill "would not be palatable, much less pass any sense of health standards for human consumption."

But those who have sampled it say otherwise.

Todd Toven of Castle Rock, Colorado, posted a video on YouTube showing himself carving up a deer that had been hit by a vehicle on a highway and finished off by a deputy sheriff's bullet. Toven made it into venison sausage.

"A lot of who people don't hunt hear the word 'roadkill' and they get turned off," Toven said. "We're talking perfectly clean, cold meat."

Oregon's new law calls for the state Fish and Wildlife Commission to adopt rules for the issuance of permits for the purpose of salvaging meat for human consumption from deer or elk that have been accidentally killed in a vehicle collision.

The first permits are to be issued no later than Jan. 1, 2019. The antlers must be handed over to the state's wildlife agency.

Ron Howard takes over as director of Han Solo 'Star Wars' film

Ron Howard is taking command of the Han Solo "Star Wars" spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

Lucasfilm announced their replacement director Thursday, two days after Lord and Miller left the project over creative differences. Howard gives the reeling production a veteran hand in the wake of Lord and Miller's exit in the midst of shooting.

Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said filming will resume July 10. The untitled film is about three-quarters of the way through production. About a month of shooting is left, along with reshoots.

Howard has shepherded Oscar winners like "A Beautiful Mind" and "Apollo 13." But his recent films, including the "Da Vince Code" sequel "Inferno" and "In the Heart of the Sea," have struggled at the box office.

President Trump tweets he did not record conversations with James Comey

VIDEO: Motorcyclist kicks car, triggers chain-reaction crash on 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita


dA CENTER FOR THE ARTS Presents: Aztlán 2016

POMONA READS! A Celebration of Books

ANGELENO Making It Happen

Story of China

Great Yellowstone Thaw

STRANGEST Jobs That Pay Well

A Siberian bear-hunting armor from the 1800's.

Funny 'Cop Rompers' infomercial goes viral

Paris' Tapestry Treasure

Community Picnic

July 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Palomares Park
499 E Arrow Hwy
Pomona, CA 91767
Charisma Life Church

Summer Blood Drive

June 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Norin Education Center, Tamkin Rooms
255 E Bonita Ave
Pomona, CA 91767
Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare

Health First Event

June 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Washington Park
865 E Grand Ave
Pomona, CA 91766
Benny Ayala

Free Starbucks Frappuccinos

June 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
101 W Mission Blvd
Pomona, CA 91766
777 Place Apartments

YWCA IS ON A MISSION awards a Glamorous Celebrations of Dreams Realized

June 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Fox Theater Pomona
301 Garey Ave
Pomona, CA 91766

Imagination Workout

Imagination Workout @thedaarts .... scholarships available. #art #community #pomona #artmatters

Pomona's Southside Historical Society. with Ren

Young Eagles Event June 25th Sunday at 10 AM - 12:30 PM

Calling All Future Pilots!!
What is Young Eagles?

Young Eagles is a way that EAA 92 “shares its passion for aviation with our future.”
EAA's Young Eagles program was launched on July 30, 1992 to introduce young people worldwide, aged 8 - 17, to the world of aviation by providing a flight in a general aviation aircraft. Flights are offered free of charge through the generosity of our EAA members and volunteers. Since the beginning, more than 1.9+ million Young Eagles have been flown with more than 40,000 EAA Members volunteering their time, aircraft and expenses to participate.

To view a PBS Video featuring EAA92's Young Eagles, click here.
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Important Information

Young Eagles events are weather dependent.
Safety is our highest priority. If there are low clouds or high winds, flights may be delayed, rescheduled, or canceled. You will be notified by email if any changes have occurred.

Every child needs a Registration Form.
Download, fill out, and bring the Registration Form.

No guarantee is given to walk-ins.
Every event, kids show up who have not signed up. Though we do everything we can to fit them into the day’s program (and we usually succeed), we cannot guarantee a flight.

Young Eagles events may offer Merit Badge sign-offs.
EAA 92 relies on Scout leader volunteers to issue the credits.

The flight is FREE for children ages 8-17.
The Young Eagles flight is provided at no cost to the child's family. We do, however, appreciate any donations to cover expenses. For more information, see the "Donations" section at the bottom of the page.

What should I expect?

Please arrive at the event location no later than your scheduled time, and expect to stay for about 3 1/2 hours. After check-in and orientation, you will be able to tour one of the world class air museums. You may have a checklist of exhibits to see before your flight. Later, you have the chance to learn from people with experience in the aviation community on certain Ground School subjects. Finally, one of our pilots will take you up on a 20 to 30 minute flight for the experience of a lifetime. Lunch will be provided to Young Eagles, and available for purchase by parents.

EAA 92 was blessed with the opportunity to show off one of our events with Discover Orange County, a TV series that airs on Cox Communications Channel 3, 4, 8, and Charter 188. For a truly immersive preview of what a day as a Young Eagle is like, watch the video to the right.

Registration Form Link:

Coffee Break!!


Let's all have a fun and SAFE summer!