Sunday, August 31, 2014

Pomona's M.V.B. - Joan Osborne - One Of Us



Energetic roofer can't help but samba to Latino music

The First Female African American Pilot

Beverly Hills Firm Buys Hot Dog on a Stick

                               The iconic food stand got its start near the Santa Monica Pier in 1946.

A Los Angeles investment firm said today it had acquired Hot Dog on a Stick and expects to revive the iconic fast-food chain, which filed bankruptcy earlier this year.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners of Beverly Hills plans to open HDOS eateries in a range of new territories.
“We can greatly accelerate growth while providing HDOS’s loyal customer base with even greater service and menu offerings in the years to come,” said Chris Dull, chief executive officer of Levine Leichtman subsidiary Global Franchise Group.
HDOS began serving skewered corn dogs and lemonade in 1946 near Santa Monica Pier. The original store is still operating -- along with almost 100 restaurants throughout the United States and in Dubai, Guam, Korea, and Brazil.
The menu also includes cheese on a stick, French fries, funnel cake sticks, Nathan’s Famous beef hot dogs, and low-cal lemonade, served by employees in brightly colored striped hats.
In February, Carlsbad-based Hot Dog on a Stick filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition, citing declining foot traffic at its shopping mall locations and expensive leases negotiated during the real estate boom.
The first HDOS restaurant, called Party Puffs, sold ice cream and lemonade, according to the company’s website. Later, founder Dave Barham used his mother’s cornbread recipe to develop the corn dog, and changed the eatery’s name to Hot Dog on a Stick, taking the product to county fairs.
Barham opened his first shopping mall restaurant in 1973 in Salt Lake City. He died in 1991 and left the company to his employees.
--City News Service

Click on image and print. This picture was taken on Main St. looking east on Second St.

You Me At Six

Young Guns, Stars In Stereo

Wed, September 17, 2014

7:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA

$17.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

Labor Day weekend gas prices take a dip

Cheers 2014

This Day in History Aug 31, 1980: Polish government signs accord with Gdansk shipyard workers

Former LAPD Officer Sues, Saying He Was Fired in Retaliation for Exposing Ticket Quotas

Dan Gregg, who worked the Westside, filed his second suit against the department Tuesday.

A former Los Angeles police officer who sued the department, alleging he was denied promotions for complaining about an alleged ticket-writing quota, filed a second lawsuit, alleging he was fired in retaliation.
Dan Gregg filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking unspecified monetary damages.
In his original lawsuit, Gregg, a motorcycle officer formerly assigned to the West Traffic Division, alleged his commanding officer ordered him to deny overtime-pay assignments to officers who did not cite enough motorists for traffic violations.
Gregg insists he was punished for refusing to go along with his superior and for testifying on behalf of two motorcycle officers who sued the department over the alleged quotas and collectively were awarded more than $2 million.
The retaliation included denying Gregg a promotion and overtime pay, the first suit states.
Lawyers for the City Attorney’s Office have filed a motion to dismiss the initial complaint, maintaining in their court papers that Gregg did not suffer a “materially adverse employment action.” A hearing is scheduled Sept. 26.
In his new suit, Gregg maintains he found out last September that an internal complaint was filed against him alleging he was illegally obtaining overtime pay. Gregg maintains the allegation was false.
Gregg was put on involuntary leave this spring and fired after a Board of Rights hearing, the new complaint alleges. He maintains he lost his job for exposing the alleged ticket quotas, which the LAPD denies ever existed.
--City News Service

County Approves SM Mountains Plan over Protests of Vineyard Owners

The Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 today to approve modifications to a zoning plan aimed at protecting the Santa Monica Mountains, drawing praise from environmentalists and equestrians but protests from vineyard owners.
Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who championed the plan, urged his colleagues to act, saying the Local Coastal Program is “designed to protect one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in all of California ... it’s a remarkable place.”
Seventy-odd modifications were proposed to the plan by the Coastal Commission after public hearings in April and July. Most of the changes focused on equestrian uses, according to a county planner, and the commission unanimously approved the plan as modified.
Though horse owners and trail riders are now satisfied, vineyard owners contend the plan is unfair.
The LCP allows existing vineyards to remain in the mountains, but prohibits permits for expansions or new vineyards.
“I feel that grapevines are being discriminated against,” said grower David Gomez, who noted that other agricultural uses are not banned under the LCP.
Gomez’s wife Ruth said she was worried about how the plan would affect the couple’s plans for retirement.
Yaroslavsky countered that “nobody’s ripping out anyone’s vineyard,” adding that environmentalists weren’t worried about boutique vineyards, but rather larger operations that would rip out chaparral and destroy ridgeline views.
If vineyards are operating without a permit, they would be forced out under the LCP, but the same would be true under current Coastal Commission rules. The Coastal Commission has not issued a permit for a new vineyard in the last five years, according to Yaroslavsky.
Growers said grapevines use less water than other crops and traditional landscaping. However, some of their neighbors said vineyards were endangering local water sources and wine growers were using chemical pesticides that damage native habitat.
Leah Culberg said one vineyard owner had dammed up a creek, causing Culberg’s own well to drop more than 100 feet in one year, while another dug a 2,000-foot well to service vines.
“That’s like putting a pair of straws down to the bottom of our canyon to suck everything out,” Culberg said.
Dozens of environmentalists offered their support for the plan to ban ridgeline development, protect oak groves and local wildlife. Several local politicians did, as well, including Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, and both candidates for Yaroslavsky’s seat -- former Santa Monica mayor Bobby Shriver and ex-Sen. Sheila Kuehl.
Elliott Dolin, who has 900 vines on a three-quarter acre site, urged the board to regulate and monitor new vineyards rather than prohibiting them altogether.
Supervisor Michael Antonovich said the LCP would deny some residents their property rights and cost the county millions of dollars in fighting legal challenges.
“If an individual wants to plant a vineyard on their property, that’s a decision that they should be able to (make),” Antonovich said. Existing vineyards provide tens of thousands of dollars of revenue and hundreds of jobs, he said.
Antonovich proposed that vineyards be permitted, drawing a second from Supervisor Don Knabe, but that motion failed on a 2-2 vote. Three votes are required for passage. Yaroslavsky and Supervisor Gloria Molina dissented and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas did not attend today’s meeting.
Antonovich dissented when the LCP itself went to a vote.
The plan, which still needs an administrative sign-off from the Coastal Commission’s executive director, will allow the county to directly issue land use permits in an area covering about 80 square miles in the Santa Monica Mountains. As it currently stands, applicants must follow a two-step process, seeking approval from the county and the Coastal Commission.
At least one lawsuit has already been filed against the Local Coastal Program, according to Yaroslavsky.
City News Service

Lawsuit Seeks to Stop UC from Providing Financial Aid to Illegal Immigrants

A taxpayer suit filed today in Los Angeles seeks to prevent the University of California from providing tuition benefits and financial aid to illegal immigrants.
Earl De Vries, represented by the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch Inc., filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the Regents of the University of California.
The suit alleges tuition and financial aid benefits to recipients in the country illegally violates federal law and seeks an injunction against future such expenditures.
A UC representative did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
According to the lawsuit, the Legislature in 2001 enacted AB 540, which gives some illegal immigrants an exemption from having to pay out-of-state tuition.
Last November, the UC Office of the President estimated that 900 illegal aliens were enrolled in UC schools, 95 percent of whom were undergraduates, the suit states.
“Assuming that all of these students qualified for a tuition exemption, the value of this benefit would be approximately $19.6 million,” according to the suit.
In 2011, the Legislature enacted AB 131, which allows residents who qualify for non-resident tuition exemptions to also take part in state- administered financial aid programs, the suit states.
“UC also has estimated that some 440 unlawfully present aliens exempting from paying non-resident supplemental tuition at UC schools will qualify for approximately $4.3 million in grants and scholarships,” according to the lawsuit.
--City News Service

Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Against L.A.s First Marijuana 'Farmers Market'

A judge Friday issued a preliminary injunction against the operation of a medical marijuana “farmers market” in Boyle Heights and ordered the medical marijuana business that sponsored it to shut down for its alleged failure to comply with city law.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne O’Donnell finalized a tentative ruling she issued Wednesday against Progressive Horizon Inc., which does business as West Coast Collective.
“This is another victory in our continued enforcement of Proposition D,” said City Attorney Mike Feuer. “L.A. residents voted to take sensible steps to limit the proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries and we’re doing just that.”
Feuer sought a court injunction after West Coast Collective began operating the “farmers market” over two consecutive weekends in early June.
In her ruling, O’Donnell scoffed at the suggestion by the collective’s lawyers that their clients would suffer “irreparable harm” if she issued a preliminary injunction.
“The harm to defendants’ business does not outweigh the harm that would be suffered by the city if defendants were permitted to flaunt the city’s police powers and maintain a business enterprise that is prohibited by the municipal code,” O’Donnell wrote.
The judge also said the collective managers did not provide evidence they underwent mandatory electronic fingerprinting.
A trial of the issues will be held at a later date.
--City News Service

Public Works Department Fined $256K for Violating Air Pollution Laws

Public Works Department Fined $256K for Violating Air Pollution Laws

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works was fined $256,375 after its fleet of diesel trucks failed to comply with state air quality regulations, it was announced today.
The fine was levied after a routine investigation by the Air Resources Board’s Enforcement Division found that the department failed to properly self-inspect its heavy-duty diesel fleet to ensure it met state smoke emission standards, did not properly affix emission control labels on the engines of its fleet vehicles, and failed to follow requirements for transit fleet vehicles.
“This significant fine reflects the serious nature of (the Department of Public Works’) violations,” said ARB Enforcement Chief Jim Ryden. “We hold public agencies accountable for their mistakes the same as we do private businesses. We hope that this fine sends a message to public and private fleet managers that they must follow the law and maintain their vehicles and records properly.”
The Department of Public Works provides regional bus service for Los Angeles County residents and also operates a fleet to maintain roads and county infrastructure.
A Public Works spokesman said that, following the ARB’s investigation, the department moved to rectify the inconsistencies with improved staff training in diesel emission testing and emission control labels, and the purchase of new testing equipment.
“County Public Works remains fully committed to partnering with environmental agencies on programs to improve air quality in the Los Angeles Basin, particularly through the modernization and greening of its vehicle and equipment fleet,” said Kerjon Lee, DPW’s public affairs manager.
Lee said that in the past two years, DPW has added 27 propane-powered vehicles for a total of 66, including street sweepers, commercial buses, trucks and forklifts; added 36 compressed natural gas vehicles for a total of 55, including dump trucks, aerial trucks, sewer trucks, water trucks and street sweepers; increased its hybrid vehicle fleet to 60; added 21 flex-fuel vehicles for a total of 45; acquired five electric forklifts; and retrofitted six diesel vehicles with newer, clean-burning engines.
As outlined in the settlement agreement, DPW paid $192,281 to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve the state’s air quality, and $64,094 to the Peralta Colleges Foundation to fund diesel education classes conducted by Los Angeles Trade Tech College.
--City News Service

This Weekend's a Killer: Buckle Up

This Weekend's a Killer: Buckle Up
The National Safety Council estimates 395 people will be killed and an additional 42,300 will be injured in car crashes during the Labor Day holiday weekend.
It’s an annual thing the NSC does, and they’re usually close to the mark.
“Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer activities – it should be a time of celebration” said Deborah A.P. Hersman president and CEO of NSC. “Unfortunately this weekend will be a time of tragedy for hundreds of families that experience a preventable fatality on our roadways.”
Just using seatbelts could save an estimated 144 lives this weekend, the NSC analysts say. How do they reach their chilling conclusions?
“First, historical data are used to determine the average fraction holiday fatalities are of total deaths for the month containing the holiday. Second, total traffic deaths for September 2014 are estimated using a time series forecasting model. Third, the projected total for the month is multiplied by the fraction to obtain the holiday estimate,” their statistics department writes.
To ensure a safer Labor Day holiday weekend, NSC recommends drivers:
  • Refrain from using cell phones – handheld or hands-free – because there is no safe way to use a cell phone while driving
  • Do not manipulate in-vehicle infotainment systems or electronic devices, including GPS systems, while the vehicle is in motion
  • Make sure all passengers are buckled up and children are in safety seats appropriate for their age and size
  • Allow plenty of travel time to avoid frustration and diminish the impulse to speed
  • Drive defensively and exercise caution, especially during inclement weather
  • Designate a non-drinking driver or plan for alternative transportation, such as a taxi
          City news.



                            NATIONAL TRAIL MIX DAY

Today, grab some dried fruit, grains, nuts and chocolate, mix them all together, start snacking and celebrate National Trail Mix Day! Celebrated annually on August 31, this day honors the mix that was developed as a healthy snack to be taken along as you hike the trails.
Trail mix is an ideal snack food to take hiking because it is very lightweight, easy to store, it is nutritious and provides a quick energy boost from the carbohydrates in the dried fruits or granola as well as sustained energy from the fats in the nuts.
It is claimed by some that trail mix was invented in 1968 by two California surfers who blended peanuts and raisins together for an energy snack. However, in the 1958 novel The Dharma Bums, written by Jack Kerouac’s, trail mix is mentioned when the two main characters describe the planned meals in preparation for their hiking trip.

Trail mix is sometimes
referred to as “Gorp”.

You can make your own trail mix using your favorite ingredients or you can buy prepackaged trail mix in the stores.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Pomona's M.V.B. - The Doobie Brothers - Long Train Running

On top of the Mayfair Hotel

This is the view from on top of the Mayfair Hotel, just in case you were wondering, what it would look like. Looking north, toward Mt. Baldy. Just click on the image to enlarge.

33 Year Old Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

CA lawmakers pass statewide plastic bags ban

California is one step closer to becoming the first state to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

The Senate passed SB270 on Friday after it was approved by the Assembly a day earlier. The proposal now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown for signature.

Sponsored by Sen. Alex Padilla of Los Angeles, the bill bans the use of plastic bags at grocery stores and large pharmacies by 2015. Convenience stores would begin the ban in 2016.

Senators who originally opposed the bill voted in favor after protections were added for plastic bag manufacturers, including $2 million loans to help manufacturers transition to making reusable bags.

Los Angeles and San Francisco are among about 100 local jurisdictions in California that have already adopted a ban.

The Associated Press

Cool Grandpa Loves to Dance

Simpsons ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Google tests drone delivery, iPhone 6 may have NFC

Pomona's M.V.B. - Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond

This Day in History Aug 30, 1967: Thurgood Marshall confirmed as Supreme Court justice


The Rentals

We Are Scientists, Ozma

Sun, September 7, 2014

7:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA

$20.00 - $22.00

This event is all ages

IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin hospitalized after practice crash in Fontana

Labor Day weekend travel predicted to surpass 2008 record

Enjoy our special offers and save on your visit.



Buy your Season Pass now!
Discover the Los Angeles County Fair again and again! A Season Pass good any day of the Fair for ages 6 and older is just $29.99.  Click HERE to purchase.

School Supply Drive – Free Admission with Donation
Thursdays, 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Must Donate at least 5 new or unwrapped school supplies in order to receive free admission to LACF. The items will be donated to Inland Empire United Way’s School Tools Program and local community schools.

Drink Specials, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

$1 fountain drink with purchase of $5 minimum food item at participating stands. $2 Off Happy Hour draft beer and margaritas, at participating stands, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 4-7 p.m.
Blood DrivesReceive an any-day ticket to LACF, by donating blood. Check out times and locations HERE!
$5 after 5 p.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays only Guest must PRINT coupon to receive discount. Please click HERE for coupon.
Senior Wednesdays
Seniors age 60+ receive $6 admission with PRINTED coupon. Please click HERE for coupon.
Get into LACF for free with College Days!
Free admission to LACF when you present your College Day coupon and valid student ID. Find your College Day Coupon HERE. Be sure to wear your schools colors, bring your pride, and PRINT your coupon for admittance to LACF. See you there!

Costco Fair Savings  

Just $59.99 for 4 adult tickets, 1 parking pass and 44 ride & game tickets. Rides & games require multiple tickets. Available online.

Cardenas Market Any-Day Tickets
Come to any participating Cardenas Markets beginning Aug. 1 – Sept. 28, to purchase admission tickets for just $11 for adults, ages 13+ and $6 for ages 6-12. Each Cardenas adult and child any-day admission ticket comes with an exclusive carnival ride wristband offer (purchase required, restrictions apply). Wristbands are $35 and must be purchased before 9 p.m., and used by 11 p.m. weekdays; must be purchased before 4 p.m., and used by 7 p.m. weekends. Wristbands must be purchased in the carnival at a ticket booth by the designated times. For a list of participating Cardenas Markets, click HERE.
Ride Metro to LACF
For more information on public transportation to LACF, please visit the Metro Trip Planner and Metro Destination Discounts for special promotional offers.
 Ride Metrolink to LACF
Offering late night service from Union Station to LACF on weekends. Find out more and purchase discounted tickets by clicking HERE.


Wild Wednesdays, presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts
Fair admission and a carnival ride wristband for just $25 on Wednesdays only; available beginning August 29th in participating locations. Purchase required and restrictions apply. Good Wednesdays only.

Ralphs Any-Day Tickets
Come to any participating Ralphs grocery store beginning Aug. 18 – Sept. 28, to purchase admission tickets for just $11 for adults, ages 13+ and $6 for ages 6-12. Each Ralphs adult and child any-day admission ticket comes with an exclusive carnival ride wristband offer (purchase required, restrictions apply). Wristbands are $35 and must be purchased before 9 p.m., and used by 11 p.m. weekdays; must be purchased before 4 p.m., and used by 7 p.m. weekends. Wristbands must be purchased in the carnival at a ticket booth by the designated times. For a list of participating Ralphs, click HERE. Presented by Ralphs. 
Food Drive Fridays presented by Ralphs
Fridays, Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26, noon – 3 p.m. Donate five canned goods and receive free admission that day only.

T-Mobile Thursdays presented by T-Mobile
$25 admission & a carnival ride wristband, available beginning August 29th in participating stores. Purchase required and restrictions apply. Good Thursdays only.
 Southern California Toyota Dealers Service Promotion 
Starting Aug. 29 a voucher good for two tickets to the Fair with any Toyota Service or Toyota Genuine Parts purchase of $59.99 or more at a participating Southern California Toyota dealer. While supplies last, tickets valid Wednesday – Friday. Presented by Toyota.
 $10 for up to 4, Sept. 13 and 14th only
Wells Fargo customers that use their Wells Fargo debit card receive a Los Angeles County Fair discount admission ticket for just $10 each, up to four tickets. Offer good at all LACF gates, Sept. 13 and 14 only.
Weekend for Heroes, Saturday, Sept. 13 & Sunday, Sept. 14
Active and retired military, reserves, police, fire and paramedics, with ID along with one guest can attend the Fair for $2 each. The proceeds from the $2 admission for hero and guest will be donated to Wounded Heroes of America.




If you were not hungry for a special sweet treat, once you begin today’s celebration you will be, as August 30th annually celebrates National Toasted Marshmallow Day!
Get your friends together, gather up some firewood, a few long sticks and a bag of marshmallow and you have the makings of a great night ahead of you.  Toasted marshmallows are a special part of summer evenings around a bonfire.

One of the more popular ways to enjoy a delicious warm, gooey, toasted marshmallow is with chocolate and Graham crackers in a S’more.

Upon personal preference, marshmallows are heated to various degrees from gently toasted to a charred outer layer.   The charred outer layer is achieved by igniting the marshmallow.
If you are camping or just enjoying a fire pit in your backyard on National Toasted Marshmallow Day, enjoy as many toasted marshmallows as you want!
Have a wonderful, warm and gooey day!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Undercover Colors nail polish could help prevent date rapes

Mystery of moving Death Valley rocks solved

LA County Fair kicks off with new attractions

Pomona T.V. Movie - Alfred Hitchcock - Notorious

Ren's Did You Know, Labor Day's violent beginnings

FRONTLINE, A Death in St. Augustine

Dodger Stadium Express


Take advantage of a winning combination to reach Dodger Stadium this season. Ride Metrolink to L.A. Union Station and connect with the Dodger Stadium Express. You won’t have to fight traffic or pay for parking, and you’ll help reduce air pollution. Best of all, your Dodger ticket is good for the fare! Check out Metro’s website for more information.

Connect to L.A. Union Station at every home game!

  • Take Metrolink to L.A. Union Station
  • Board the Dodger Stadium Express at Bus Bay 3 of the Patsaouras Transit Plaza at L.A. Union Station.
  • Service leaves L.A. Union Station every 10 minutes, starting 90 minutes before game time through the 3rd inning for all home games.
  • Your Dodger ticket is good on game day for the Dodger Stadium Express fare*; otherwise, regular Metro fares apply.
  • You’ll be dropped off inside Dodger Stadium behind Center Field. Return service will be available after the game.
  • NEW for 2014: You can exit inside Dodger Stadium at one of two stops – behind Center Field and at the Top Deck. Service will pick up at the same stops after the game. 
  • Return service on the Dodger Stadium Express runs until 45 minutes after the final out.

Getting There

Take Metrolink to L.A. Union Station to connect with the Dodger Express. Once at L.A. Union Station, follow the signs to the Dodger Stadium Express at Bus Bay 3.
Metrolink offers late-night train service on the San Bernardino Line allowing you to stay for the whole game. The last evening train departs L.A. Union Station at 11:00 p.m. Monday - Friday making stops at Cal State L.A., El Monte, Baldwin Park, Covina, Pomona, Claremont, Montclair, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Rialto and San Bernardino.  On Saturday the last evening train departs L.A. Union Station at 11:30 p.m. for San Bernardino. Click here for train schedules or call 800-371-5465 (LINK) for more information.

*Same-day Dodger tickets are good for fare on the Dodger Stadium Express only. Regular fares apply on all other connecting bus and rail service.
Note: Main boarding is at Patsaouras Transit Plaza, Bus Bay 3. Riders will be permitted to board at Cesar E. Chavez/Broadway if space is available.

Pomona T.V. Movie - D.O.A. (1950)


August 29,2014
In a Minute

Last call for the Grant Applications
  The deadline for submittal of the applications for the Pomona Heritage Grant  Program is upon us! Please complete the application and "before" pictures,  and either mail them postmarked by this Tuesday, September 2, or drop them off at Dawn and Fred van Allen's,  867 N. Garey, or Dan and Joan McIntire's, 357 E. Pasadena St. The Board has increased the total cash awards to $5,000.00,  and we hope to received a good number of applications this year.  This is one way we give recognition to homeowners doing good work in restoring their own homes, while improving our historic neighborhoods and community! Last minute applications can be obtained by calling (909) 524-6212.
Save December 7 for our "Thirtieth Anniversary Christmas Home Tour"
  Plans are well underway for a celebration of 30 years of bringing visitors to our neighborhoods and town, showcasing what a great place Pomona is to work and live in. We are proud of our city, and the Annual Tour has highlighted our three Historic Districts, rejuvenated Downtown, restored landmark buildings, and our vibrant diverse community.
 This year's Tour features 5 unique vintage homes decorated for Christmas, the magnificent Pilgrim Congregational Church Sanctuary, festive trolley service to the various sites, Holiday vendors, live music, Holiday food and more! 
  Most needed now are craft vendors, musical performers, advertisers for the booklet, and docents.  We're counting on all our members and supporters to help in making this a real community celebration!  Call Fred van Allen at (909) 261-9711 for general information, and Dianne Tackett for vendor info at (909) 643-3451.    

Volunteers Needed

119 W 2nd St, Pomona 91766
Phone: 909-469-1121
Fax: 909-469-1120

Goldenvoice & LED Present
Porter Robinson
with: Giraffage and Lemaitre
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.
Sep 14
Doors open: 8:00 PM
Show Starts: 8:30 PM
Genre: Electro
Ages: 18+
Tickets Onsale: Friday, July 25th @ 10am
Ticket Price: ADV $35 / DOS $40

A night of summer fun to raise money for charity! Viridis Quo presents:

Summer Fun Raise

Tapioca and The Flea


DWNTWN, Breakfast

Sat, September 6, 2014

7:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA

$15.00 - $17.00

This event is all ages

Boys and Girls Club of Pomona Valley
1420 S. Garey Avenue
Pomona, CA 91766

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1149
Pomona, CA 91769
Tel. (909) 623-8538
Fax. (909) 397-4019

Club Program Hours
Monday – Friday: 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Teen Center Program Hours
Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Summer Hours
Day Camp: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Club Hours: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

You can call us for more information at (909) 230-4949 or contact us at Repertory Opera Company (ROC)BUSINESS OFFICE
168 W. Willow St. #112
Pomona, CA 91768

Los Angeles County Fair 2014


Aug29, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014

Los Angeles County Fair

Location: Fairplex, Gates 1, 3, 9 & 17

Visit a new landscape, make lasting memories and lose yourself in the excitement of LACF.
Visit our website to learn more!

Pomona's M.V.B. - Pink Floyd - Comfortably numb

Stunning video shows fake cab driver attempt to rape Queens mom, attack kids

DTLA's Grand Park gears up for Made in America music festival

PUSD Launches Full-Day Kindergarten Program

The Pomona Unified School District has launched a full-day kindergarten program at 15 of its elementary school sites, with plans to expand the service to several more schools next year.
After seeing the success the all-day kindergarten program had at both Cortez Math and Science Magnet School and La Verne Science and Technology Charter School – which launched the pilot program three years ago – the Pomona Unified School District Board of Education recently voted to expand the program to an additional 13 elementary school sites.

“Reaching our children at an early age is key to ensuring their success as they advance in their education, and gain the math and reading skills they need to thrive,” said Board of Education President Frank Guzman.
“Classes will have more individualized student support, with one teacher for every 24 students, which will make all the difference in the world for these young learners’ academic, developmental and social growth.”

The kindergarten program is offered at the following elementary school sites: Armstrong, Arroyo, Barfield, Cortez, Decker, Golden Springs, Harrison, La Verne Charter, Lexington, Lopez, Madison, Montvue, Pantera, Vejar and Westmont.

The all-day kindergarten program will roll out in three phases to help students adjust to the routine, teachers and classroom expectations. Under Phase 1, running from Aug. 13 through Sept. 5, students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m. Under Phase 2, running from Sept. 8-26, students will be dismissed at 1:25 p.m.

Under Phase 3, which begins Sept. 29, students will be dismissed at 2:25 p.m. The schedule for kindergarten students will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:10 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. Wednesday’s schedule will be from 8:10 a.m. to 1:25 p.m.
On Fridays, school days run from 9:05 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

Kindergartners will have the opportunity to engage in a developmentally appropriate educational program that includes interactive activities that are both fun and challenging. These young learners will also be exposed to music, science, social studies and art.

Plans are also in the works to expand the program to the District’s remaining elementary sites during the next two academic years.

“We are very excited about continuing to expand opportunities for children to engage in a 21st century education that includes collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking – tenets of the new Common Core State Standards that will ultimately help our students succeed once they graduate high school,” said PUSD Superintendent Richard Martinez.
“Implementing this early childhood learning program is critical to giving our kids the jump start they need to achieve their goals.”

For more information on the full-day kindergarten program, call 909-397-4648, ext. 28200, or visit

PHOTO CAPTION: Pomona Unified has launched a full-day kindergarten program at 13 of its elementary school sites. These programs are in addition to two schools that launched the pilot program three years ago, including Cortez Math and Science Magnet School and La Verne Science and Technology Charter School.

Grand Theft Auto suspect arrested in Pomona

On 8/28/2014 at approximately 12:45 p.m., a Pomona Police Department Sergeant located a stolen vehicle in the area of Mission Blvd and Myrtle Street in Pomona. The vehicle had been reported stolen from the southeast portion of Pomona on 8/27/14.

A traffic stop was attempted northbound on Myrtle from Mission. The driver immediately exited the stolen vehicle and began running. A foot pursuit ensued and the suspect, later identified as Sammy Nava, ran east through an alleyway, north through numerous houses, and back into another alleyway. He attempted to hide in a rear yard in the 1100 block of west Third Street but was eventually located by responding Pomona Police Officers. He was taken into custody without further incident.

Suspect Nava was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Nava has been arrested numerous times by Pomona Police Department in the past for various offenses. Nava is a self admitted Pomona Gang Member as well.

Suspect Nava was booked at Pomona City Jail for Grand Theft Auto, Possession of Stolen Property, and Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine.

Sammy Nava 25 yrs old, Pomona Resident

This Day in History Aug 29, 2005: Hurricane Katrina slams into Gulf Coast



                                               NATIONAL COLLEGE COLORS DAY
Across the United States, on the first Friday of each college school year, students, parents, family, fans, alumni and etc celebrate National College Colors Day.  This day is annually celebrated by wearing your college’s (or the college you support) favorite colors and college/university apparel.
Show your school spirit and your support!
For more information regarding National College Colors Day, see:
NATIONAL COLLEGE COLORS DAY is an “unofficial” national holiday.


Get your chop sticks ready!  National Chop Suey Day is celebrated each year on August 29. 
Chop suey, which literally means, “assorted pieces” is a dish in American Chinese cuisine, consisting of meat (chicken, fish, beef, prawns or pork) and eggs that are cooked quickly with vegetables (usually bean sprouts, cabbage and celery) and bound in a starch-thickened sauce. Rice normally accompanies this delicious dish.
“A prime example of culinary mythology” and typical with popular foods, there is a long list of colorful and conflicting stories of the origin of chop suey, according to food historian Alan Davidson.
It is believed, by some, that chop suey was invented in America by Chinese Americans however, anthropologist E.N. Anderson concludes that it is based on tsap seui (“miscellaneous leftovers“) which is common in Taishan, a district of Guangdong Province.  Taishan is the home of many early Chinese immigrants to the United States.
Another account claims that chop suey was invented by Chinese American cooks that were working on the transcontinental railroad in the 19th century.
A tale is told of chop suey’s creation steaming from the Qing Dynasty premier Li Hongzhang’s visit to the United States in 1896 by his chef who wanted to created a meal that was suitable for both the Chinese and the American palates.  It has also been told that Li wandered to a local Chinese restaurant after the hotel kitchen closed, where the chef, embarrassed that he had nothing ready to offer, came up with the new “chop suey” dish using scraps of leftovers.
Another myth tells of an 1860′s Chinese restaurant cook in San Francisco that was forced to serve something to the drunken miners after hours.  To avoid a beating, having no fresh food, he threw leftovers in a wok and served the miners.  The miners loved the dish, asking him what it was called to which he replied, Chopped Sui.  
Traveling to the United States in 1903, Liang Oichao, a Guangdong native, wrote that there existed a food item called chop suey which was popularly served by Chinese restaurateurs, but which local Chinese people did not eat. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Los Angeles County Fair 2014

Fairplex - A Preview of Luminasia

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Which One's Pink

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Sat, Sep 13, 2014 07:00 PM
Details: Which One's Pink, Queen Nation
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