Friday, May 31, 2013

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If you like the old rusty stuff, then give me a call 909-629-1460 or just come on by. I'm at 1384 W. 2nd St. here in Pomona.

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Downtown Pomona is a safe, clean, friendly, historic mixed-use urban neighborhood that serves as a regional destination for arts, antiques, retail and entertainment and as the center for commerce, education, and cultural life of our diverse community. The core purpose of the Downtown Pomona Owners Association is to make Downtown Pomona a desirable and economically vibrant place to be.
119 W. 2nd St., Pomona, CA 91766
Phone: 909-469-1121
Fax: 909-469-1120
Larry Egan – Executive Director:
Lorena Matarrita – Executive Assistant:
Reg. Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm

Local College Board President Joins State Board

Mrs. Susan M. Keith, president of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees, was recently elected to the California Community College Trustees Board of Directors, or the CCCT.

The CCCT is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation whose voluntary membership consists of the 72 community college districts in California. Keith, who represents Claremont and portions of Pomona and La Verne, will join a 21-member board of directors that were elected by the members of the state’s community college governing boards.

The longtime trustee ran for the CCCT seat on a platform advocating collaboration and open communication.

“If we work together with our Chancellor’s Office and other partners in education, we can enhance the brilliance of California’s education system,” she stated. Keith has a career spanning 43 years in higher education marketing, public relations, and nonprofit fund development.
Her professional work includes positions at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pitzer College and Claremont Graduate University.

The Claremont resident has an impressive community service record.  In addition to serving on a number of community boards and civic organizations, Keith was on the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education for 12 years and president of the Baldy View ROP Commission.

Currently, Keith is a board member for Options, a child care and human services agency, and Kiwanis Club of Claremont.  She also is a member of Claremont Heritage, the Claremont Area League of Women Voters, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens and The Huntington Library

In addition, Keith has been honored with the Outstanding Young Women of America award, YWCA Women of Achievement Award, Community Hero Award from the Los Angeles County Fair Association and Richard S. Kirkendall Extraordinary Contribution Award.

“On behalf of the Citrus Community College faculty, staff and fellow Board of Trustees members, I congratulate Board President Keith on her election to the CCCT,” Dr. Geraldine Perri, PhD., superintendent/president said.  “All of her work within the education system makes her the ideal choice for the board of directors.  We are more than confident that the skills, knowledge and expertise that Mrs. Keith has brought to Citrus College will greatly benefit the state’s 112 community colleges.”

California Senate Rejects Plastic Bag Ban

A Senate Bill designed to ban the use of plastic bags in stores across the state of California failed to pass a Senate vote on Thursday.

The bill needed 21 votes to pass.  The final tally was 18-17 with four abstentions. Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, voted no.

Had it passed, Senate Bill 405 - authored by Los Angeles Senator Alex Padilla - would have required grocery stores and other large retail organizations from providing shoppers with plastic bags starting on Jan. 1 2015.

Here is how the Senate voted:
Anderson, Joel - No
Beall, Jim - Yes
Berryhill, Tom - No
Block, Marty - Yes 
Calderon, Ron - No 
Cannella, Anthony - No
Corbett, Ellen M. - Yes
Correa, Lou - No
de León, Kevin - No
DeSaulnier, Mark - Yes
Emmerson, Bill - No
Evans, Noreen - Yes
Fuller, Jean - No
Gaines, Ted - No
Galgiani, Cathleen - Yes
Hancock, Loni - Yes
Hernandez, Ed - Yes
Hill, Jerry - Yes
Hueso, Ben
Huff, Bob - No
Jackson, Hannah-Beth - Yes
Knight, Steve - No
Lara, Ricardo - No
Leno, Mark -Yes
Lieu, Ted W. - Yes
Liu, Carol - Yes
Monning, Bill - Yes
Nielsen, Jim - No
Padilla, Alex - Yes
Pavley, Fran -Yes
Price, Jr., Curren D.
Roth, Richard D. - Yes
Steinberg, Darrell - Yes
Torres, Norma J. - No
Walters, Mimi - No
Wolk, Lois
Wright, Roderick D.
Wyland, Mark - No
Yee, Leland Y. - No

While the ban did not pass, the Senate did agree to Padilla's request to reconsider the bill, however there is no date set as to when that will happen.

There are currently 72 local governments in California that have a plastic bag ban, including Malibu, Los Angeles County, San
Francisco, Santa Monica, Long Beach, Pasadena and West Hollywood. And at its May 14 meeting, the Culver City City Council unanimously agreed to introduce an ordinance banning single use carryout plastic bags. The ordinance will also require local retailers to charge customers 10 cents to use a paper bag.

Following the Senate vote Culver City Mayor Jeff Cooper told Patch, "While saddened but not surprised at the  defeat of SB 405, it pleases me that our council passed our plastic bag ban ordinance by a unanimous 5-0 vote."

However, Mark Daniels, chairman of the American Progressive Bag Alliance issued a statement supporting the Senate vote saying, “Today’s vote signals the facts have prevailed in this debate. A ban on 100 percent recyclable plastic bags would hurt the environment and threaten jobs. The American Progressive Bag Alliance works hard to protect American jobs in the plastic bag manufacturing and recycling industry – including 2,000 in California – and our organization has repeatedly called for an honest debate on this issue. 

We thank the members of the California Senate who rejected this misguided policy prescription based on unfounded stats, junk science and myths, and we hope lawmakers will continue to make responsible decisions on behalf of California’s environment and economy.”

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pub and Nightclub at the Mayfair Hotel

The Grove in Upland

  • $0.00 - $50.00
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Description: Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile's proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he's fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe's life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices.

276 E 9th St
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 920-4343


Friday, June 28 - 8:00 p.m.

Call The Fox Box Office at 951-779-9800 to buy Tickets or Click Here to Buy Tickets from Ticketmaster

The Ultimate Thriller

"The" Michael Jackson Tribute

Poised to be the world's most authentic and exciting Michael Jackson live concert tribute show, The Ultimate Thriller gathered thousands of fans while touring Europe and is now thrilled to announce an official tour in the United States. The Ultimate Thriller is based on Michael Jackson's "Dangerous" and "Bad" concert tours and features iconic songs like "Black or White," "Beat It," and "Billie Jean." Fronting the show is Fabio Mordà, who has been portraying Michael for more than 10 years.

Mordà is supported by an expert dance squad choreographed by Jackson's own beloved dance experts and friends Mic Thompson and LaVelle Smith Jr. Together with an electrifying band and Jackson's personal audio consultant Michael Prince, this world-class troupe is working hard to keep Michael Jackson's legacy alive and live up to his standards of perfection.
Lavelle Smith Jr. decided to begin working with The Ultimate Thriller because "I believe if anyone is going to do anything in tribute to MJ, they should do it on his level, meaning as close to perfect as possible. Everyone in The Ultimate Thriller is extremely talented and hard-working. I love to close my eyes and listen, because it really takes me back. I also love sharing my knowledge with them the way MJ did with me."
For all the artists involved, this tour is about more than nostalgia. It is about carrying on the magic, music and energy Jackson brought to the world. "After touring extensively through Europe," says Robert Hyman, The Ultimate Thriller show producer. "we played a few shows in the States and the fans went crazy! We even had to add security for the safety of our Michael. Now, we have partnered with Columbia Artists Theatricals to kick off an official U.S. tour that is sure to thrill fans and help keep Michael Jackson's memory alive."
Featuring an unbeatable combination of live musicians, an incredible light display, authentic costumes and showstopping choreography, The Ultimate Thriller brings the magic of Michael Jackson's legacy to life.

Tibbies Center Stage in Fontana

Feelin’ Groovy
Weekends • April 26 – June 8, 2014

Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturday at 7:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm

Featuring the greatest music of the 1960′s from Motown to the Mamas and the Papas, to the King of Rock and Roll and the Queen of Soul. There is also a hilarious homage to the great television shows of the sixties that is sure to bring back memories. The overall exuberance, friendly service, and amazing show featuring a live band is great for all ages and generations.
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Viva Presents:

Shannon and the Clams

Dirt Dress, Slipping Into Darkness, Clitorati

Thu, May 30, 2013

7:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA


This event is all ages

Sidewalk CPR Training

Tuesday, June 4, 2013, from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM at Palomares Park Community Center 499 E. Arrow Hwy.
Sidewalk CPR Flyer Pomona


Jun 03, 2013 - 15, 2013


Location: Fairplex, Millard Sheets Center for the Arts

The Cal Poly Pomona art department is proud to announce poly-kroma: an exciting series of exhibitions sponsored by the College of Environmental Design, featuring art work from students, graduating seniors and alumni of the art department. The event will showcase art and design excellence with the goals of promotion, networking and recruitment. All exhibits will be held at the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts at Fairplex. Sign up to receive updates on how you may participate!
Included in this big art event will be:
An Alumni Show • 2012–2013 Senior Show • Spectrum Industry Connections Night • Future Student Night • An Opening and Closing Reception

Admission and parking are free.  Parking is at Gate 1.


Jun 02, 2013

05:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Pomona Swap Meet and Classic Car Show

Location: Fairplex

Find hundreds of vendors in more than 2,500 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 distinct ‘Cars for Show and Sale’ areas:  Pre-1985 Classics, Corvettes, Porsches, Pre 1959 Street Rods, Pre 1985 Volkswagens and Imports.
Car parts, accessories, automobilia, 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 through Gate 17 off Fairplex Drive. ($10 parking fee)
For more information please call (714) 538-7091 or visit our website.
For vendor information click here.
For showing/selling your vehicle information click here.

Rattlesnakes Active in Claremont's Parks

Claremont is warning hikers that they share the wild life park is with all sorts of creatures, including snakes.
The city has received reports of rattlesnake sightings in the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park and Sycamore Canyon Park. Snakes become particularly active during warm weather, city officials said.
“As we approach the spring and summer months, please use caution when entering wilderness areas,” officials said.
Gopher snakes, King snakes, Western rattlesnakes make their home in the park and are generally not aggressive, officials said. But rattlesnakes strike when threatened or deliberately provoked. Given room they will typically retreat, officials said.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife provide the following tips for on how to avoid becoming a snake bite victim.
  • Wear hiking boots and loose-fitting long pants. Never walk through wild areas barefoot or in sandals.
  • Stick to well-used trails. Avoid tall grass, weeds and heavy underbrush where snakes may hide.
  • Do not step or put hands where you cannot see.
  • Never hike alone.
  • Teach children to respect snakes and leave them alone
For more information on rattlesnakes, please visit the Department of Fish and Wildlife website.

Try a Rec Class Free

Drop-In and Try a FREE Class on Us!!! Pre-registration is not required. Drop-in and sample any of these summer classes. For more information, please call us at (909) 399-5490 or e-mail us at -- Info by Claremont Recreation

La Verne Police Warn of Thieves Posing as Handymen

The La Verne Police Department is warning residents about thieves posing as repair or salespersons.

According to authorities, people posing as solicitors, painters, landscapers, roofers, and utilities employees have gotten into homes intent on committing some kind of crime.

Residents are encouraged to use discretion before allowing anyone to enter their home, officials said.

Residents are also encouraged to call the police department at (909)-596-1913 to report any suspicious activity, officials said.

Cal Poly Pomona to Give Singer and Actor Paul Anka Honorary Doctorate

Courtesy of Cal Poly Pomona
Most people know Paul Anka as a music star of the 1950s and 1960s who recorded more than a dozen Top 20 hits and appeared in movies and TV shows — but they might not know the extent of his philanthropic efforts, which have improved the lives of ill and impoverished children around the world. 

Anka has proved especially generous to the university as well, serving as honorary chairman of the Campaign for Cal Poly Pomona. He also headlined the Founders’ Celebrations in 2003 and 2006, which raised more than $560,000 for student scholarships, equipment and research. 

In recognition of his artistic accomplishments and philanthropic efforts, Cal Poly Pomona will honor Anka with an honorary doctorate from the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at commencement this June.
The CSU Board of Trustees, which approves honorary degrees, evaluates nominees based on rigorous criteria, including what they have contributed to the university, the state, the nation and humanity at large.

“Paul Anka has been extremely generous with his time and his philanthropy — not only with Cal Poly Pomona, but also to many other endeavors,” said Cal Poly Pomona President Michael Ortiz. “It is with our deep appreciation and gratitude that we bestow this honorary doctorate upon him.”

Anka said he is "humbled by this honor."

“It has been truly a privilege and pleasure to be associated with Cal Poly Pomona all these years,” Anka said. “It’s been gratifying to help students with their education and to give them an opportunity to pursue their dreams.”

The entertainer became connected with Cal Poly Pomona through his friend and business manager Mickey Segal, a Bronco alum who has maintained close ties with his alma mater. Segal, a 1998 Distinguished Alumnus, is serving as the vice chair of planned giving for the Campaign for Cal Poly Pomona, and he and his wife, Lee, who is also a Cal Poly Pomona alum, have pledged $2 million to the university.

 Anka’s contributions to the music world began 55 years ago with his first hit, “Diana,” which rocketed him to the top of the charts.
He toured internationally with Buddy Holly and wrote the song “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” for Holly, who recorded it in 1959. After Holly died in a plane crash, Anka donated his composer’s royalty to Holly’s widow.

But it was his talent as a composer and lyricist that took his career to new heights. His works span 125 albums, including several in Japanese, German, Spanish, French and Italian, and in genres ranging from pop to jazz to doo-wop.

He has written more than 900 songs, and they have been performed well over 150 million times. Anka wrote Frank Sinatra’s signature hit, “My Way” and co-wrote Michael Jackson’s posthumous hit, “This is It,” which was released in 2009.

With his new album, “Duets,” he has become the first artist in history to reach the Billboard Top 100 in seven consecutive decades. His first book, the autobiography “My Way,” reached sixth on the New York Times bestseller list.

Anka’s acting career has included roles in such movies as “The Longest Day” alongside John Wayne, Robert Wagner and Robert Mitchum and for which he wrote the Academy Award-nominated theme music; “3000 Miles to Graceland” with Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell; and an appearance in one of “The Simpsons” Halloween episodes.

In addition, his music has appeared in more than 160 TV shows and movies over the years. His compositions include “The Tonight Show” theme made famous by Johnny Carson and which became the longest-running and most played theme in television history.
His philanthropic endeavors have ranged from performing at a benefit concert celebrating the grand opening of the Arcadia Unified School District’s $20 million Performing Arts Center to singing “My Way” at a children’s charity ball in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Anka also performed at a Heart Foundation gala in Hollywood last year and serves on the advisory board at Opportunity Village in Las Vegas, a nonprofit organization that helps people with intellectual disabilities. 

In addition, he has helped headline a benefit concert that raised $4 million for The David Foster Foundation for children in his native Canada who need major organ transplants. He also performed at the 20098 UNICEF Ball in Los Angeles, raising money for children worldwide.

Anka has received a number of honors over the years. He was appointed to the Order of Canada, which recognizes the lifetime achievements and contributions by people in all sectors of Canadian society; and he was a 2005 inductee into the Canadian Hall of Fame. Anka is the recipient of stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Canadian Walk of Fame. He also has received the Chevalier de L’Ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres.”

Anka was presented with the Johnny Mercer Award at the 2008 Song Writers Hall of Fame Award & Induction Ceremony. He is an honorary ambassador of tourism in Canada, and April 27 is designated “Paul Anka Day” in Canada.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The last speech he gave

See the massive explosion that happened after a train derailed near Baltimore

Watch an extreme sports athlete BASE jump from Mount Everest

Goldenvoice & Future Events
Emalkay, Liquid Stranger & Bar9
with: Persist & Trollphace
Choose either GA Floor (standing) or GA Balcony (unreserved seats). GA Balcony tickets do not include access to the Floor or Pit areas. Pit wristbands are given out on a first-come first serve basis to GA Floor ticket holders based on capacity.
Jun 08
Doors open: 9pm
Show Starts: 9pm
Genre: Electronic Dance
Ages: 18+ with valid ID
Tickets Onsale: Saturday, 4/13 at 10am
Ticket Price: $17.50-$27.50


Viva Presents:

Shannon and the Clams

Dirt Dress, Slipping Into Darkness, Clitorati

Thu, May 30, 2013

7:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA


This event is all ages

Jun 01, 2013

01:00 PM - 08:00 PM

West Coast Funk Fest

Location: Fairplex Infield

Join us for the hottest West Coast funk festival of the year!  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy live performances by Dazz Band, Zapp, Lakeside and SOS Band. No need to pack a picnic; food and beverages will be available.
Parking is just $10.
Ticket Prices:VIP Tickets - $90 (includes parking)
General Admission - $40

Visit for more information.


May31, 2013 - Jun 02, 2013

The Pomona Home & Backyard Show

Location: Expo Hall 9

Friday: 12pm – 7pm
Sat: 10am – 7pm
Sun: 10am – 6pm
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We strive to deliver the convenience of having the resources you need to make decisions all in one centralized location.
For more information, click here or call 1-800-358-7469

Food Truck Thursdays at Fairplex
Put the frying pan away and join us for dinner on Thursdays. Enjoy a variety of the region’s most popular food trucks at Food Truck Thursdays at Fairplex. Food trucks roll in every Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the lower admin parking lot next to the NHRA Museum, bringing the trendiest dishes on four wheels. Stop by and stay or grab a bite to take home. Don’t forget to pick up some fresh produce at the Farmers Market!
FREE Parking
FREE Admission

Lower Administration Lot on McKinley Ave. Gate 1
Click here to download an application for a Farmer's Market booth space.
*All trucks subject to change*
This week's trucks:

Senior Lunch Program

Join us for a healthy and delicious lunch! Seniors 60+ and spouse of any age. Suggested Donation: $1.75 For further information call (909) 620-2324

May 2013 Menu

Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup

Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste the right way on Saturday June 15, 2013, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Pomona Fairplex located at the Hotel & Exposition Complex, Gate 23, Arrow Highway, Pomona.

Click below to download the flyer:
Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup

National Burger Day: Market Grill Named First Stop in LA Weekly's Burger Tour

The burger at the Market Grill in Monrovia was chosen as the first stop for LA Weekly's burger tour published Tuesday in celebration of National Burger Day.

The publication suggested readers should begin their LA burger tour at the Market Grill and described the Shamrock Avenue restaurant's offering as "homemade burger purity."

500+ Drivers Arrested in Holiday Weekend DUI Crackdown

A total of 529 people were arrested in Los Angeles County on suspicion of driving under the influence between 12:01 a.m. on Friday and midnight on Sunday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The preliminary number of arrests in Los Angeles County were made during the "Avoid the 100 Los Angeles County DUI Campaign," during which officers representing 100 law enforcement agencies made arrests.
Law enforcement officers from both Claremont and La Verne planned DUI patrols on Friday, May 24 as a part of the operation, according to Avoid the 100 officials.

There were 35 DUI arrests in Orange County between 6:01 p.m. on Friday and Monday morning at 6:00, according to the California Highway Patrol.

1133 people in California were arrested for DUI during the same period, according to the California Highway Patrol, which reports 15 fatalities in the state.

Impaired driving statistic data will be collected through midnight tonight, officials said. Some agencies have yet to report DUI arrests, according to the department.

– City News Service contributed to this report.

Restaurants Making Move Into Claremont

Casa Jimenez Mexican food restaurant has made the move from their Pomona home to Claremont, according to City Manager Tony Ramos.

And they are not the only new eatery.

Ramos says they have received construction plans for the renovation of the old Baker's Square building at 710 S. Indian Hill Blvd.

That could soon be Sanamluang Cafe, offering Thai food. That restaurant would be relocating from Pomona as well, Ramos said.

The city had been preparing to welcome the Petiscos restaurant on West First Street this week. Petiscos was set to offer South American cuisine.

Local, State and Federal Officials Reportedly Tour 57/60 Freeway Site

Guess what Diamond Bar destination made the news on NBC LA?

The 57/60 freeway interchange did. The station did a segment on the stretch where the two freeways meet Tuesday, announcing that federal, state, and local officials planned to tour the bottleneck-plagued area that day.
The tour, which reportedly included Diamond Bar Mayor Jack Tanaka and City of Industry Mayor Jeff Parriott, as well as U.S. Reps. Ed Royce and Bill Shuster, was part of an effort to secure federal funding to revamp the interchange, NBC reported.  Shuster is the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

The city of Diamond Bar has been ramping up efforts of late to get funding for what has been dubbed the "Big Fix."

Last year, the interchange had 590 accidents and it averages seven hours of congestion per day, NBC reported.

During an August 2012 update on the project, City Manager James DeStefano said the merger of the two freeways, which stretches for around two miles, said the gridlock it causes affects congestion on Diamond Bar streets.

Around 350,000 cars and trucks make their way along the stretch of the two freeways daily.

The "Big Fix," which also is known as the "Confluence Project," is in three phases. The first phase, expected to be done in 2014, includes the construction of a westbound slip ramp at Grand Avenue and the 60. 
The second phase, slated for completion in 2015, involves improvements to the Grand Avenue and Golden Springs Drive intersection. 

The third phase is the major one, consisting of the widening of the Grand Avenue bridge, the creation of bypass roads and an on/off reconfiguration.

Rick Yee, the city's senior civil engineer, said in August that phase one is fully funded at $16.5 million.  Phase two also has the needed $15 million in funding. 

The third phase is unfunded and is expected to cost around $233.5 million, according to Yee.

“There are different strategies being looked at for creative fund sources,” Yee said.  

If funding can be secured for phase three, that project tentatively can be completed in 2017.

“As it stands, it’s not the complete project that’s often referred to as the ‘Big Fix,’” said Yee. “It’s actually missing some components; it’s missing freeway connectors running from the southbound 57 to eastbound 60 and reverse of that.”

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Are you sure it's not Monday

But "Pomona Pickers Pick the Best"

More than 500 People Arrested for DUI Over Memorial Day Weekend

More than 500 people were arrested this holiday weekend for driving under the influence of a substance, and law enforcement agencies are still calculating reports.

From 12:01 a.m. Friday through midnight Sunday, officers representing 100  county law enforcement agencies have arrested 529 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Impaired driving statistic data will be collected through midnight tonight, officials said. Some agencies have yet to report DUI arrests, according to the department.

The arrests were made during the "Avoid the 100 Los Angeles County DUI Campaign." The Monrovia Police Department participates in the campaign.

--City News Service

Police Say They've Arrested Three Caught in the Middle of Burglarly

According to a report by City Manager Tony Ramos, a resident noticed a suspicious vehicle in front of a home in the 400 block of Marygrove at 1:51 a.m. on May 23. The witness would later tell police that someone got out of the vehicle, walked to the side of a home and took large items from the side yard of the residence, according to the report.

The neighbor quickly called 9-1-1, officials said. Responding officers said they caught the suspects in the act of stealing yard equipment.

A search of the vehicle turned up more stolen property, authorities said. Three suspects were arrested and booked into the Claremont Police Department Jail on suspicion of possession of stolen property. Their bail was set at $20,000, according to the report.

Police officials and local citizen watchdog organizations encourage residents and business owners to be mindful of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity to Claremont Police, (909) 399-5411.

Truck Strikes 60 Freeway Wall, Affects Holiday Traffic

A pickup truck slammed into a freeway wall on the 60 Monday, prompting a shutdown of one lane to allow firefighters access to the crash, authorities reported.

The crash on the eastbound side, near Hacienda Boulevard, was reported about 9 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

Traffic was slowed when the far right lane was shut for fire access, as the roadside is narrow at that spot, the CHP reported.

A tow truck was called to remove the disabled vehicle.

There was no immediate word on injuries or arrests.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

Temporary Closure of Diamond Bar's Dog Park Starts Today

Diamond Bar's dog park will close today to allow for the installation of several new amenities users have requested.

The temporary closure will last through the end of June, according to the city's website.

The Bark Park, located on a 1.35-acre site near the basketball courts at Pantera Park, 738 Pantera Drive, opened in November 2012.           

The city hosted a grand opening for the project, which cost more than $200,000 to construct. The doggie haven is comprised of two enclosed areas for leash-free roaming with existing amenities that include two drinking fountains with pet bowls, waste bags, trash cans, and park benches.

The additions to come largely were in response to residents who called for a few more amenities to make the dog park more complete, including shade cover, added seating, and more water fountains for the dogs.

Cecilia Arellano, public information coordinator for the city, said in December that the city had heard from community members and would tackle most of those issues right away.

Patch reader Ray Russell commented on the site in December that more amenties were needed, but encouraged residents to bring their dogs to enjoy in the meanwhile.

"The park is great to have," he wrote. "Still we need water, benches, some shade, paved entrance walks, and grass. Best of all the dogs don't care, they just have fun running and playing. If you have dogs, bring them for a visit. This is their park."

For more information, call the Community Services Department at 909-839-7060.