Thursday, February 28, 2013

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How to Recycle Bras and Other Tips on Going Green

Go beyond cans, bottles and cardboard to get creative with recycling.
Nonprofits and some do-it-yourself hints can help keep items out of landfills while helping others. Here are five items that you may not have considered recycling and tips on how to make it happen.
Running Shoes
Runners can log a lot of miles. Shoes wear out after about 500 miles, but don't toss them in the trash when they do. Several programs recycle used running shoes.
Some ship lesser-used kicks to Third World countries, while companies including Nike will deconstruct the shoe and recycle the materials. Learn about the process at
You can drop off your used running shoes at the following nearby locations:
The Little Gym of Monrovia/Arcadia
925 W. Foothill Blvd.
Monrovia, CA 91016
A Snail’s Pace Running Shop
750 S. Myrtle Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016
City of Hope Thrift Shops
46 E. Live Oak Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
Bras aren't exactly biodegradable, but gently used lingerie is a welcome donation for The Bra Recyclers. So long as the clasps and straps work, just wash the bra, fill out a form and send it off.
Slivers of Soap
Some hotels save partially-used bars of soap to re-purpose and donate them to the needy. You can also keep your own soap slivers and put them into the foot of an old pantyhose to create a DIY a soap-on-a-rope.
Let your hair grow out, then get chop it off and make a donation to Locks of Love. The nonprofit provides hairpieces to children younger than 21 who suffer from a long-term illness that affects their hair growth.
For those who still have CDs, re-purpose them outdoors. Their mirror-like properties are a great deterrent for birds, so hang them around a garden or fruit trees to deter pilfering. Old CDs also make great decor for trees, so save a stack for the holiday season.

WVUSD Honors 12 Employees with Cornerstone Awards

The Walnut Valley Unified School District recently honored the 12 2012 Cornerstone Award winners.
The WVUSD Personnel Commission and Walnut Valley Educational Foundation sponsored the 14th annual “A Class Act” Cornerstone Awards held at Pomona Valley Mining Company Feb 1.
The Cornerstone Award recognizes an exemplary classified (non-teaching) employee that has gone “above and beyond the call of duty” in providing outstanding customer service to the District and community.
“It’s been a long-time tradition in Walnut Valley to come together and recognize our employees. I’d like to congratulate tonight’s Cornerstone honorees and all of our classified employees for their hard work for the district,“ said Superintendent Dr. Dean Conklin.
Dr. Kathy Granger, assistant superintendent of human resources and Robert Chang, director of human resources hosted the employee recognition ceremony.
The 2012 Cornerstone Award winners are as follows: Sharon Dea, Library Media Technician - Evergreen Elementary; Sharon Pauge, Noon Aide – Vejar Elementary;
Gabriella Manganiello, Office Assistant – Collegewood Elementary; Vicki Robinson, Instructional Aide II Special Education – Quail Summit Elementary; Judy Quimpo, Instructional Aide II Physical Education - Quail Summit Elementary; Susan Rinear,Instructional Aide II Physical Education – Quail Summit Elementary; Geri Munoz, School Office Manager – Chaparral Middle School; Suzette Ramirez, Instructional Aide I – Vejar Elementary; Trisha Esquivel-Castaneda, Career Vocational Assistant – Walnut High;
Sydney Chen, Instructional Aide II Bilingual/Bicultural – Educational Services; Martha Arellano, Child Welfare & Attendance Worker – Educational Services; and Samantha Horton, Bus Driver Trainer – Transportation.
Horton was named the District 2012 Classified Employee of the Year at the culmination of the event. For the past 25 years, Samantha has been dedicated to putting kids’ safety first. Our bus drivers are the first person and often last person students see each school day - and that can make a big difference in their lives. Samantha makes sure our drivers are doing the best job possible for this precious cargo!
Samantha is also in charge of training our drivers who have to constantly re-certify to stay up to date as laws and safety regulations change. She is dedicated to paying close attention to these details and then prepares our drivers for the examinations. Walnut Valley has a great recordwith the DMV and CHP departments and Samantha is a huge part of that.
“She is what makes the Transportation Team a success,” said Jeff Bloedorn, director of maintenance and operations.
“I’m honored and proud to be here and I’m very surprised!” said Samantha Horton as she accepted the employee of the year engraved award. “It’s been a wonderful 25 years making this my career and a part of my life.”
Personnel Commissioner and Walnut Valley Educational Foundation President Gayle Pacheco praised the recipients.
“Our classified employees are truly the backbone of the district and they make Walnut Valley what it is. Thank you to each of you for what you to for kids,” Pacheco said.
Each of the honorees received an engraved award courtesy of the Walnut Valley Educational Foundation and certificate of special recognition.
“Congratulations to all of you. It’s wonderful to be part of a school district that has such dedicated employees and we appreciate all of you,” said Personnel Commissioner June Wentworth.
Felloer Personnel Commissioner Ron Everett, who represented the Walnut Valley Educational Foundation and the Diamond Bar City Council, also congratulated the employees on a job well done.
“For the past 20 years, it’s been a delight meeting our classified employees and learning about jobs that are so critical in helping make Walnut Valley one of the best districts in the state,” he said.
Walnut Valey Board of Trustees President Helen Hall said the employees deserve the recognition.
“It’s very important to recognize the employees who have dedicated themselves to the district," Hall said. "Every single employee in Walnut Valley is special. And we can always track it back to kids and Samantha’s job is a huge job making sure kids are safe.”
A special thanks to our sponsors Schools First Federal Credit Union, Sandy Best- BB& T Insurance Services, Massage Envy, and LifeTouch Photography.
--Walnut Valley Unified School District

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Watch Superheroes on PBS. See more from Pioneers of Television.

Ren's Music Corner

The Republican Ontario Mayor with a Local Porn Star! — at Paul Leon HQ.

Well what the hey, they vote to.

Baldwin Park Sex Offenders Mapped Online

Ever wonder if your neighbors are secretly not so friendly?
The sex offender registry is public record, and new neighbors are legally supposed to announce themselves as sex offenders if they've been convicted. But that transparency can be hard to come by — unless you know about
The website is a great resource for local crime data. Some police departments use it to show the community where crimes are taking place, including our Baldwin Park Police. But even in places where the local PD doesn't participate, the whole country has been mapped with addresses and photos of sex offenders.
The criminals are marked on the map with red triangles. Orange triangles symbolize two sex offenders living at one address. Click on the triangles to see details on the offenders.
In Baldwin Park, there are 48 registered sex offenders listed on the Megan's Law website. A total of 4 are highlighted as in violation of their registration requirements.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of an offender in violation should contact the Baldwin Park Police Department.

Claremont Colleges is Awarded $5 Million Gift

Scripps College today announced a $5.5 million gift from former board chairman Sidney J. Weinberg Jr.'s foundation.
In 2010, the Weinberg Foundation pledged $3 million to Scripps, as well as $2 million for for Claremont McKenna College, to establish The Weinberg Family Dean of Science Endowment Fund for the W.M. Keck Science Department. The additional $5.5 million was donated in anticipation of a fundraising initiative.
"Scripps College's future is bolder because of the foresight and generosity of our valuable trustees," Scripps president Bettison-Varga said.
Betsy Weinberg Smith, Weinberg's daughter, also a Scripps alumna and trustee who works for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, was credited with securing the gift. Sidney J. "Jim" Weinberg, who died in 2010, was a former Goldman Sachs partner.
"This key gift from the Weinberg Foundation to Scripps College will make an impact on the lives of young women for generations to come," she said.
Scripps, founded in 1926, is a private women's liberal arts college and part of the Claremont Colleges, a collection of five undergraduate and two graduate schools in Claremont.

Industry Best Buy Customers May See Price Break

A false advertising case that rose in Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego counties has given California shoppers a potential price break at Best Buy stores.
Prosecutors were alerted when weights and measures officials in 16 counties found overcharges during 206 inspections of 82 Best Buy stores statewide, Riverside County prosecutors said.
The settlement means any California customer who is charged more than the lowest advertised price will get a $3 discount from that lowest price.
Any item that retails for less than $3 would be free if overcharged, according to terms of the agreement.
The large electronic chain was charged with ringing up prices that were higher than advertised in an action filed Thursday in Riverside County Superior Court. It was filed by the Riverside County District Attorney's Office, in conjunction with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and the San Diego City Attorney's Office.
But a settlement was reached Friday, when a judge ordered the Virginia- based limited partnership to pay more than $875,000 in fines and costs, and to start a new "pricing accuracy program" for the next five years.
The judgment orders that Best Buy not commit such violations in the future and imposed penalties of $600,000, along with court costs of more than $175,000 and restitution of $100,000, according to the Riverside County DA's Office.
Each of the three DA offices will receive $200,000 but Riverside County is set to receive an additional $10,000 in costs, the local DA's Office reported.
There are 126 Best Buy stores in California with five of them located in Riverside County.
Charging more than an advertised price violates laws that prohibit false advertising and unfair competition.

Quail Summit Elementary School Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Quail Summit Elementary School celebrated its 25th anniversary with a jog-a-thon fundraiser, commemorative assembly, and In N Out family picnic on Friday
Morning events began at 8:30 a.m. when students, staff, and parents walked, jogged, and raced during the annual jog-a-thon fundraiser. The Diamond Bar High Drum Line entertained the participants as they circled the grassy course and then enjoyed frozen treats after the morning jaunt.
At 10:15 a.m., the school gathered in the amphitheater to commemorate the 25th anniversary of service to students. Student Council President Debbie Yim led the flag salute and former Quail Summit student Jennifer Gallego (and daughter of Office Assistant Diana Lance) sang the national anthem.
The program also included a choral performance and traditional Chinese lion dance.
Mascot Quincy the Quail joined Principal Dr. Alysia Hobbs-Odipo on stage to acknowledge special guests in attendance including former principals Dr. Carolyn Haugen and Mrs. Geri Mullen, original staff members, and dedicated community friends.
“What a wonderful day! Our 25th anniversary is a very big deal and we’re pausing today to celebrate this extraordinary journey,” Hobbs said.
We have so many people here that have filled our community and have made it the wonderful place for you and me today,” she added.
“As principal, Dr. Carolyn Haugen set high standards. And her heart and soul are still with us today,” said Second Grade Teacher Kathy McLean.
“It’s truly an honor to introduce Quail Summit’s first head quail!” she said.
Haugen shared how the vision for the new Diamond Bar School became a reality.
“Twenty-six years ago, this area was a vacant lot with no buildings. There was only one thing; it was a dream that we could all make something happen. And if you work really hard and have a team and community working together - your dreams can come true,” she said.
“It started with one building and then they brought in other buildings. We opened on time and it was the miracle of Quail Summit. You’re all part of that miracle,” she said. “You are the future and the part that you play in keeping the dream of Quail Summit alive."
Haugen also reminded students to think about their school colors – blue and brown.
“Blue represents the sky. When you do your best, you can soar. Brown represents dirt and the foundation. Each day, think of the foundation you’re standing on and think of what you can do to reach for the sky. Thank you for continuing the dream,” she said.
Teacher Leann Legind introduced the school’s second principal, Jeri Mullen.
“I remember that she loves to laugh with children and she loves the joy of learning. One time she let us turn her into a human sundae when the kids read a certain number of books, and another time all the teachers danced on the roof,” Legind said.
Quail Summit has been acknowledged for excellence with the California Distinguished School Award with Haugen and the National Blue Ribbon Award with Mullen.
Mullen told the group of 635 students that their teachers really love them and want to make every day special.
“What I really remember about Quail Summit was the fun and that we were all a family. And Dr. Hobbs has continued that culture here,” Mullen said.
“It doesn’t matter who the principal is, it's the everlasting culture about really caring about kids and about each other. You are very lucky to be at this school and I feel very lucky to have been a principal here. It will stay with me all the rest of my life,” she said.
Teacher Diane Penticoff, an original staff member, introduced the school’s current principal, Dr. Hobbs.
“You see her every day, she comes to visit your classrooms. She loves reading and she loves books. It seems to be a thread that our Quail Summit principals love reading and love books,” Penticoff said. “Dr. Hobbs guides us, leads us, and teaches us every day.”
Quail Summit has been very lucky to have had three outstanding female leaders. And what an example they have set for all of our children, and especially our girls. It’s a reminder that all of you can do something really important with your life, she said.
Hobbs lauded the students for their dedication.
“What an absolutely remarkable place this is because you sit engaged in learning every single day in your classrooms. You make this an extraordinary place to be,” she said. “Boys and girls we see you bright and early in the morning, with your backpacks, and you are committed to learning. We care so much about you and do our very best for you.”
The three principals took the stage as city of Diamond Bar Mayor Jack Tanaka presented the school with a Certificate of Special Recognition.
“I saw this school being built and we lived in this neighborhood. We knew this would be a wonderful place,” he said.
Resident Toni Lewis turned the first spade of dirt at the school’s groundbreaking. Lewis served as neighborhood chairman and went to Los Angeles to visit Supervisor Pete Schabarum.
“I’ve been very involved in the community for over 30 years, but of all the things I’ve been proud of in my life it’s that,” she said.
Retired Deputy Rick Wright worked at Quail Summit for 11 years with the STAR Program from 1996-2006.
“The staff was very progressive and they were really interested in the kids – not just teaching them but molding them into future adults. And it was always a pleasure to be a part of this family,” he said.
Barbie Deaton, the school's first office manager recalled Quail Summit's start.
“Darn tootin’! We opened in 1988 in a portable on a dirt lot with skunks," she said. “We knew after the kids left in the late afternoon that we had move very quietly because you could see them through the floor boards.”
Deaton, now retired, recalled the first day as one of her favorite memories.
“Gilda (Kiernan) and I were in the trailer and a backhoe hit a power line. We thought it was the earthquake of the century. So we sent the kids to the zoo and we were resourceful and went shopping at the mall. So the first day was a peach!” she said.
--Walnut Valley Unified School District

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

3.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Loma Linda

LOMA LINDA, Calif. (KABC) -- A small earthquake shook parts of Southern California on Sunday morning. Related Content Live: Quake cam in Los Angeles more: Interactive Guide to Earthquakes more: Earthquake Center Home Page The temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 3.0 struck 2 miles west of Loma Linda at 6:26 a.m. PT. Residents in San Bernardino County reported feeling shaking from the earthquake. According to the USGS, the quake was recorded at a depth of 11.4 miles. There were no reports of damage or injuries.

Manuel Rojas, maker of the `Hollenbeck' burrito remembered at his landmark restaurant

Willie Nelson coming to Bridges Auditorium

Willie Nelson

Phone(909) 607-1139
PriceTICKETS ARE $45*, $55*, $65* You can purchase online or through the Box Office: M-F,10a
Age Suitability18 and up

Edison Event for Claremont Residents Seeking Licensed Solar Contractors

Southern California Edison is promoting an event to help Claremont residents connect with licensed solar contractors for home system installations.
The event is scheduled 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday March 4 in the Sequoia Room at DoubleTree Claremont, 555 W. Foothill Blvd. The event is free but registration is required.
The Solar Connection Event will include a presentation about California Solar Initiative program incentives, tax credits and financing options that can help lower out-of-pocket costs, according to Edison.
Licensed solar contractors will be on hand to schedule home inspections, according to Edison.
To register or to get more information, visit or call (866) 970-9221. Free parking is available.

dba256 Gallery Wine & Craft Beer Bar
February 26th
Upcoming Events
The Weekly Tap
Hump Day Specials
February 27th Between the Bars Open Mic
February 28th Claremont Voodoo Society
Loft Beats Opening Reception
March 2nd the Motel Life
Sunday Supper
March 8th Honeymoon Truckstop
March 22nd the Mercy 4
Vintage Wine Tasting
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Beers on Tap & Deck this Week
On Tap
Pomona Queen - Amber Lager from our friends at Dale Brother Brewery
Allagash White - Belgian-style Ale - Allagash Brewing, Portland, Maine
Wiens Red Ale - American Red Pale Ale - Wiens Brewing, Temecula, CA
The Lost Abbey Serpent's Stout - Port Brewing, San Marcos, CA
AleSmith IPA - American India Pale Ale - AleSmith Brewing, San Diego, CA
Chaka - Belgian Style Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Brewing, Longmont, CO

On Deck
allagash serpent stout
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Hump Day Drink Specials Every Wednesday!

Hump day
Between the Bars Open Mic Wednesday, February 27th
Thursday, February 28th Claremont Voodoo Society
claremont voodoo
Keep the Glass every Thursday
Every Thursday we feature a different beer with an accompanying glass. Buy the beer, keep the glass. Its just that easy. Come out and collect all the different beer glasses we can find. Limit one glass per person. * Additional glasses available for purchase. If you'd like to purchase any of our past glassware, please let us know. glassware
Friday, March 1st Loft Beats Opening Reception

Saturday, March 2nd The Motel Life
motel life
The Motel Life
Sunday, March 3rd Sunday Supper
Join us every Sunday as we explore the culinary skills of Chef Herbert Ha. Herbert's dishes will be available from 6pm -10pm in limited quantities. Last Sunday's menu of Braised Beef Short Ribs with Butternut Purée, Sweet Potato Gnocchi, and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese did not disappoint nor did it last. If you plan on coming this Sunday please bring an appetite and come early.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for Sundays menu.

Chef Herbert
With a modernist's view of the culinary world today, Herbert Ha is putting on the glasses, taking them off, and throwing them on the ground.
He believes that the food you taste is needless of the manipulation many of the modern chefs are doing today.
Having trained and studied at the International Culinary Institute of California, he continues to strive and learn.


Tuesday, March 5th & 19th Don't Go There Open Mic DGT

Sign ups at 7:15, first performance as early as 7:30
Honeymoon Truckstop Friday, March 8th
Friday, March 15th AFRO FUEGO
Saturday, March 16th St Patrick's Day Party
Celebrate St Patricks Day with Jerry O'Sullivan's Claremont Voodoo Society. The boys will be playing traditional Irish songs throughout the night.
Corned Beef and Cabbage will be served while supplies last!
A variety of Irish Beers will be in stock for the occasion!
$3 Green Pomona Queen all night!
Saturday, March 22nd The Mercy 4


Going strong for over a year now, Comedy In The Arts Colony is a comedy showcase hosted by Comedian Actor, Mikey McKernan. Mikey has been performing standup comedy for over five years. Most recently he played a comedic role on Fox television series, Ben and Kate. From LA to the East Coast, Mikey has filled many rooms with laughter. We are proud to have him and his fellow comedians fill the dba with laughter on the last Sunday of every month!
dba256 Gallery Wine & Craft Beer Bar
256 South Main Street
Pomona, California 91766
Vintage Wine Tasting Date TBA
Vintage wine
Hey all you "Wine Experts", have you ever done a vintage wine tasting? Well if the answer is no, then we have a real treat for you. We are in the planning stages of holding an early 90's Cabernet Sauvignon tasting. Space will be limited to 10 lucky souls. Self taught wine drinker Ron Faris will be the host for this interesting event. Depending on interest, we may have Chef Herbet put together a small bite to accompany each wine selection. The three 1992 wines will give us a good look at that 1992 vintage from various distinct locations from the Napa Valley and we will revisit the growing season and its affect on these wines.

Wines we will be tasting:
1992 Beaulieu Vineyards (BV) Rutherford Napa Valley
1992 Chimney Rock Reserve Stags Lead District Napa Valley
1992 Clos Du Val Napa Valley
1993 Beringer Knights Valley Napa Valley

If interested please send an email to and place Vintage Wine Tasting in the subject line.

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We are also available for private parties, corporate events, business mixers, photo shoots, etc.. If there is something we can do for you or if you need anything, just ask.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

LA County Sheriff Lee Baca Named 'Sheriff of the Year'

The following was submitted for publication by the National Sheriffs’ Association:
The National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) is pleased to announce that Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff of Los Angeles County, California has been selected as the 2013 Ferris E. Lucas Award for Sheriff of the Year winner. The Ferris E. Lucas Award will be presented at the Opening General Session on Sunday, June 23rd at NSA's Annual Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The National Sheriffs' Association established the Ferris E. Lucas award in 1995 to recognize an outstanding sheriff of the year for contributions made to improve the Office of Sheriff on the local, state, and national levels, and for involvement in the community above and beyond the responsibilities required. The award is given in memory of Ferris E. Lucas, NSA Past President (1944-46) and executive director (1964-82), who completed 50 years of distinguished service and leadership in law enforcement. Pursuit Products, Inc. is sponsoring this year's award.

Sheriff Baca was elected as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in Los Angeles County in 1998. He commands the largest Sheriff's Office in the United States with a budget of $2.5 billion. He leads nearly 18,000 sworn and professional staff who compromise the law enforcement providers for forty-two incorporated cities, 140 unincorporated communities, ten community colleges, and thousands of Metropolitan Transit Authority and Rapid Rail Transit District commuters. The Sheriff's Office directly protects more than four million people.

The Office of the Los Angeles County Sheriff manages the nation's largest local jail system housing nearly 20,000 inmates. Sheriff Baca developed Education-Based Incarceration (EBI) to address the high rate of offender recidivism in Los Angeles County. EBI uses innovative, evidence-based strategies to deliver education and life skills that provide hope and opportunity to offenders who want to live a better life and become contributing members of their communities. The Office also protects the largest court system in the nation.

Sheriff Baca is the Coordinator of Mutual Aid Emergency Services for California Region 1, which includes the County of Orange. Region 1 serves 13 million people.

Sheriff Baca is the founder of Public Trust Policing that includes diverse advisory councils; a Clergy Council of more than 300 ministers, pastors, priests, rabbis, imams, and leaders of every faith community. He also operates sixteen nonprofit youth centers; ten at-risk regional training centers for at-risk youth ages 10-18, and provides dozens of deputies to 240 elementary and middle schools who teach 50,000 children about positive solutions to the problems of drugs and gangs. He operates one of law enforcement's largest prevention and intervention programs in the nation.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff Office's service area has one of the nation's lowest crime rates for a major metropolitan area. Deputies arrest more than 90,000 felony and misdemeanor suspects, as well as respond to more than 1,000,000 calls for service annually.

Sheriff Baca, a United States Marine Corps Reserve veteran, earned his Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He was elected to the NSA Board of Directors in 2005 and elected to the Executive Committee in 2011. He is the chair of the NSA Global Affairs Policing Committee and also serves on the Congressional Affairs and Homeland Security Committees.

The National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) is one of the largest associations of law enforcement professionals in the United States, representing more than 3,080 elected sheriffs across the nation, and a total membership of approximately 20,000. NSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of criminal justice and public safety. Throughout its seventy-two year history, NSA has served as an information clearinghouse for sheriffs, deputies, chiefs of police, other law enforcement professionals, state governments and the federal government. For more information on NSA, visit

Watch Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll on PBS. See more from American Masters.

Karen Karlsson at the Metro Art Gallery in Pomona

Karen Karlsson shown here her Opening art show at Metro Art Gallery Art Show Jan. 2013,
she is also involved with the SCA Project Gallery also here in Downtown Pomona.  

March 03, 201305:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Pomona Swap Meet and Classic Car Show

Sponsored by George Cross & Sons, Inc., each of the seven events per year you will find hundreds of vendors in over 2,500 vendor spaces selling tons of hard to find car parts and accessories at low swap meet prices. Thousands of original and restored vehicles (many for sale, some just for show) from all across the country are displayed by their owners in five distinct Cars for Show & Sale Areas: Pre 1985 Classics, Corvettes, Porsches, Pre 1959 Street Rods and Pre 1985 Volkswagens. The event attracts a diverse and international audience, with up to 20,000 spectators each show. Since 1975, millions of classic car enthusiasts have come from around the globe to the West Coast’s Largest Classic Car, Corvette, Porsche, Street Rod & Volkswagen Swap Meet & Car Show – The Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show. Car parts, accessories, customs and classics are all available to those who come to buy, come to sell and come to look.
General admission is $10, children 12 and younger admitted FREE.
Parking is at Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive
For more information visit:


The Pomona Police Department is now accepting applications for the Citizens' Police Academy. The Citizens' Academy
is an 8 week program that gives citizens an inside look at Police Department policies and programs. Application attached.

The program is thorough and has been prepared to teach students all about the inner-workings of the Pomona Police
Dept. Topics covered will include Patrol Operations, the Criminal Investigations Unit, Forensics, Canine Operations,
SWAT, Narcotics Investigations, Aero Bureau and the Traffic Bureau. Police personnel, Investigators, Narcotic Enforce-
ment Officers, K-9 Officers and representatives from various departments including Jail, Records and Dispatch will be on
hand to cover related topics throughout the course. Flyer attached.

Students will be encouraged to participate in some hands-on demonstrations. All sessions will be held on Wednesdays,
from 6:30pm to 9pm. Week one of the Citizens' Academy will be on April 10, 2013 and conclude on May 29, 2013.

Please contact the Crime Prevention Office at (909) 620-2318 for further information. You may return the completed
application in person or by mail, to the Crime Prevention Unit at 505 S. Main St., 2nd Floor, Pomona, CA 91766; Attn:
Crime Prevention. Applications must be returned by March 15, 2013.
Pat Benatar at the Fox November 6, 2011

Thursday, March 7, 7:00 p.m.

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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

Special Guests: Quarterflash

Pat Benatar has brought us hit after hit with her co-writer/producer husband Neil Giraldo. Her hit singles, to name a few, include Heartbreaker, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Treat Me Right, Promises In The Dark, Fire and Ice, Shadows of the Night, Little Too Late, Love is a Battlefield and We Belong.
We are thrilled to welcome Pat and Neil back to the Fox stage.

Friday, March 1 – 8:00 p.m.

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Dennis de Young

The Music of Styx

Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of the rock group Styx. The group has sold over 35 million albums worldwide and DeYoung has written eight of their nine top ten singles. Styx was the only band to ever record four consecutive triple platinum albums.
DENNIS DEYOUNG:THE MUSIC OF STYX showcases the Greatest Hits spanning the 70's, 80's, and 90's performed live with Dennis and his six member band. The set includes all eight top Top 10 hits including LADY, BABE, COME SAIL AWAY, TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS plus Classic Rock Anthems GRAND ILLUSION, RENEGADE, BLUE COLLAR MAN, SUITE MADAME BLUE, ROCKIN THE PARADISE and many more. All the hits and memories in one unforgettable evening. Dennis is a founding member of Styx. He wrote and sang lead on seven of the band's eight Top 10 hits. He is a legendary singer, songwriter, keyboardist, composer and record producer with a career spanning over 40 years. His voice is one of the most recognizable in the music world today and continues to inspire new generations of fans.

Tibbies Center Stage in Fontana

Murder Mystery
March 9-10, 2013

Saturday at 7:30pm & Sunday at 2:00pm

Center Stage Fontana is proud to present our special Murder Mystery Weekend. This event features a full 3–course luncheon or dinner intertwined with devilishly fun entertainment. From the moment the guests arrive they are greeted by the quirky cast of characters that will take them on a journey back in time to the 1940’s. The show is presented in three acts between courses, however even while dining our mysterious cast of characters will engage the guests in quiet conversation about the mystery at hand. A great evening or afternoon of dining, mayhem and murder at Center Stage Fontana!
Menu & Pricing Information: Click Here

Fountain to the Falls Race Returning in May

From the Monrovia City Manager's weekly report:
The Fountain to the Falls Run/Walk is a 7 mile out and back course beginning at the Fountain in Library Park to the Water Fall in Canyon Park and back.
Saturday, May 18, at 7 a.m.
  • 1st- 3rd place awards for each age category.
  • $35 entry fee per person includes a t-shirt.
  • Registration on-line only at
The race is limited to 400 participants and advance registration is required. No race day registration will be accepted. No late starts or unregistered participants will be permitted. Registration is being accepted through Thursday, May 16, or until filled.
For additional information, please contact the Department of Community Services at (626) 256-8246.
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Cal Poly Pomona Business Students Offering Free Tax Prep

The College of Business Administration at Cal Poly Pomona will continue its longstanding tradition of providing complimentary income tax preparation to Pomona-area residents. Students volunteers will offer their assistance from Feb. 8 to April 13 at three locations: Boys & Girls Club of Pomona Valley, YMCA of Pomona Valley and Pomona Public Library.
The service is available to those who 2012 gross yearly income was $51,000 or less and appointments are not needed. Also, many of the student volunteers speak other languages such as Spanish to better assist non-English speakers.
Student volunteers must pass the rigorous Internal Revenue Service examinations to participate. Accounting Professor Bill Foley who has more than 30 years of experience working as a certified public accountant will oversee the students with the assistance of enrolled agents, professional tax preparers who have credentials with the IRS.
In order to get the most out of the free service, clients should arrive at least an hour before closing and bring all necessary documents including identification cards, W-2 forms and social security cards for all household members. For more information on the type of documents to bring, visit
Additional Info
WHO: Cal Poly Pomona accounting students
WHAT: Free income tax preparation and e-filing for workers whose gross yearly income is $51,000 or less.
WHEN: Fridays and Saturdays from Feb. 8 to April 13 with some blackout dates.
Boys & Girls Club
1420 S. Garey Ave., Pomona
Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. .
(Closed March 16)
YMCA of Pomona Valley
1460 E. Holt Avenue., Pomona
Fridays noon – 4p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(Closed March 16)
Pomona Public Library
625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona
Saturdays 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
(Closed Feb. 16 and March 16)
INFO: (909) 869-2366
--Cal Poly Pomona College of Business Administration