Saturday, January 31, 2015

Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown's daughter found unresponsive in bathtub in Georgia home

Pomona Collectors Street Fair for Jan. 31, 2015

Girl Walks Around NYC With No Pants!

Today in History January 31



August Burns Red

Miss May I, Northlane, Erra

Fri, February 20, 2015

6:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA


This event is all ages

Pomona's M.V.B. - Billy Joel - Say Goodbye To Hollywood

Jan30, 2015 - Feb 01, 2015

09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Horse Expo Pomona

Location: Several Fairplex expo halls and campus locations

Horse Expo Pomona is a must-attend event for any horse owner.
In three short days, you can catch up on the latest training and education, shop the nation’s premier equine vendors and connect with your horse friends.
Open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Buy online now & save: Now through Feb. 1 -  $15 a day
At the door:
$18 general admission
$5 ages 7-13 (ages 6 & under are free)
$45 for a 3-day pass

Parking is $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive 

Visit the website for more information including schedules and clinician appearances

Casey Kasem's children to LAPD: Jean Kasem abused father

GoDaddy pulls Super Bowl ad after 'puppy mill' criticism

GoDaddy Puppy Commercial | GoDaddy Super Bowl 2015 XLIX Ad | GoDaddy Pulls Super Bowl Puppy Ad

AMOCA Museum of Ceramic Art

Walmart changes mind, will allow greeter to say 'have a blessed day'

'Save A Warrior' program prevents suicide among veterans

40 people at Simi Valley preschool exposed to measles

Commission nominates Parker Center, longtime home of LAPD, a historic monument

Partially paralyzed OC woman set to compete in Antarctic marathon

Vietnam War veterans protest Riverside partnership with Vietnamese city

Mike Tyson kicks off 8th annual pigeon show in Ontario

Person in custody in connection with body parts found in suitcase

Dog rescued from LA River in Burbank

Atomic Cafe demolished; new metro station to replace it

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Cal Poly Pomona students to help 15 baby Arabian horses enter the world

POMONA — Cal Poly Pomona is about to become an Arabian horse maternity ward, with 15 mares expected to deliver their newborns on campus in the coming weeks as awe-struck students help out.
“It’s an exciting time, no matter how many times you experience it,” Cal Poly Pomona farm manager Kate Smith told City News Service. “When students experience it for the first time or the first few times, they’re kind of in awe. They’re usually very quiet and take it all in.”
The first foal is expected to be born around Feb. 9, and the others will make their appearances into the world in the following few months, according to Smith.

It’s all part of the Cal Poly Pomona W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center.
The mares at the center all can be traced back to the original Arabian mare brought to the ranch in 1926 by cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg.
Kellogg deeded the ranch to the state in 1932, on the agreement that horse breeding would remain a function of the land.
The 35-acre site contains five barns that house the 90-plus Arabian horses and about 40 others stabled there by private owners.
About 80 Cal Poly students are participating this foaling season, Smith said. That means at least four students assigned to taking care of individual pregnant mares will be on hand when each mare gives birth, with Smith supervising.

“We try to accommodate anybody who wants to do it,” she said.
• RELATED STORY: Sunday horse shows a tradition at Cal Poly Pomona
Another birth is expected by the end of this month. Four are due in March, six in April and the rest by the third week in May.
The birth of foals is closed to the public.
“It would become too crowded and noisy if we allowed people to watch,” Smith said. “We need to keep (mares) calm.”
The students who watch each horse get to name the foal, Smith said.
It takes about 11 months from fertilization to birth of an Arabian foal. Breeding season will start sometime next month and continue through late June, according to Smith.
By City News Service


National Backward Day - January 31

                                       NATIONAL BACKWARD DAY

.day good a is This
The above sentence is backwards, I might wear my shirt backwards, maybe I will walk down the street backwards:  all in celebration of Backward Day!   There are many other ways you can celebrate this fun day so just let your imagination be your guide.  Maybe you want to eat your dessert before you eat your meal!!
This day is very popular with school aged kids but there is no age limit on who can participate in all of the backward fun. So EVERYONE, let’s have some fun!! 
FUN FACT:  Leonardo da Vinci wrote backward.  Not only did the artist and inventor write from right to left, he wrote his letters backward.

National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day - January 31
National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day – January 31


Always celebrated on January 31st, Inspire Your Heart With Art Day is a day to ponder how art effects your heart. Art is valued and appreciated for all sorts of reasons. This Day’s title does suggest that you inspire “your” heart, however, you may also use it to inspire another person’s heart.
You may choose to admire a beautiful masterpiece, go to a special concert, dance, paint, take photographs, create a sculpture, visit a museum or any of the thousands of forms of art.  Whichever you choose, enjoy this day and pass it on.  Art is a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities; this article focuses primarily on the visual arts, which includes the creation of images or objects in fields including paintingsculptureprintmakingphotography, and other visual media.

Christmas on Euclid 2014

Carjacking suspect captured after leading Pomona officers

Carjacking suspect captured after leading Pomona officers in a pursuit from downtown Pomona to La Verne
Pomona Police Officers located a stolen Honda that had just been carjacked from a 55 yr old female victim at 1:46 PM in downtown Pomona. The suspect physically removed the victim from her vehicle. The suspect travelled northbound Garey Ave., where the vehicle was observed by Pomona Police Units. The suspect pulled over once, but then sped away from officers, which initiated... the pursuit.
The Pomona Police Officers were joined by the Ontario Police Department's Helicopter as the pursuit travelled northbound Garey Ave. into the City of La Verne. The pursuit travelled through the residential area of LaVerne, then south to the area of B St. and Bonita LaVerne, where the suspect crashed into other vehicles.
The suspect resisted at the scene and had to be tased. The suspect was arrested and transported to the hospital for examination prior to booking.
LaVerne Fire treated three victims at the scene, two of which were minor and one victim was airlifted with chest trauma. La Verne Police Dept. assisted with the traffic Investigation.
(Photo taken by KTLA

The fun starts today at 8 a.m.

BrooklynJoy sings: "Cookies Are Here...Tomorrow!" (Annie 2014 Parody)

Friday, January 30, 2015

This Week In Unnecessary Censorship

Pomona's Southside Historical Society (no year)

                                                              First St. and Thomas.

Pomona's Southside Historical Society

Second and Main Sts. Looking west from Main St. Showing Greenbaum's store, New York Dry Goods. Originally Bates Block now Dudley Block (1926). Gift of E.T. Palmer

Pomona's Southside Historical Society

"Pomona Hotel. First building erected in Pomona (later destroyed by fire). Pomona's first hotel built by M. A. Marshall at a cost of $5,000 early in the year 1875. It had an office, a parlor, a dining room and a sitting room. There were eight bedrooms on the second floor and a corral with room for sixteen cots on the third floor [Progress, Oct. 26, 1915]."

Pomona's Southside Historical Society

                                                         Ganesha Park Greek Theater (no year)


Feb 14, 2015 - 15, 2015

10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

RailGiants Train Museum

Location: Fairplex

RailGiants Train Museum at Fairplex is a historical journey back to the glory days of the American Railroad
Free admission
Visit the website for more information

Feb 08, 2015

11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Garden Railroad at Fairplex

Location: Fairplex campus

Visit the amazing Garden Railroad the second Sunday of each month
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The popular G-gauge outdoor miniature railroad is located near the Fairplex Grandstand.
The trains journey through various eras of California history from the mid-1800s through the years.
Up to 23 different trains can operate at the same time over 8,000 feet of track on nearly an acre of landscape.
This is the oldest and largest public operating garden railroad in the United States.
The exhibit is open free of charge to the general public
Located near Gate 1 on McKinley Ave.
For more information visit the website


Feb 07, 2015 - 08, 2015

10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Gold & Treasure Show

Location: Fairplex Expo Hall 6

The Gold & Treasure Show returns to Fairplex Expo Hall 6 with a fun event for the whole family
Learn, explore, shop
Seminars conducted by some of the best prospectors in the business provide techniques and skills along with equipment and accessories
Admission $5 presale; $10 at the door; free for ages 12 & younger
Parking is at Gate 17 on Fairplex Dr. at prevailing rates
Visit here for more information

Identical Detroit twins celebrate 90th birthday

Measles in Arizona: 1,000 people monitored for possible exposure

Pomona's M.V.B. - Glenn Frey - You Belong To The City - HD

Pomona's M.V.B. - The Way It Is

Pomona's M.V.B. - Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life Again

San Bernardino man douses ex-girlfriend with gasoline, attempts to set her on fire

2 Banning High students killed in possible street racing crash in Wilmington

Suge Knight's involvement in Compton fatal hit-run investigated as possible homicide

Pomona students to attend Saturday screening of ‘Selma’

POMONA >> About 350 Pomona Unified School District eighth- through 12th-grade students on Saturday will attend a private screening of the Academy Award-nominated movie “Selma,” followed by the 16th annual Black College Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The evernt is sponsored by African American business leaders in Los Angeles County and a partnership with Paramount Pictures. The Selma for Students movement is providing Pomona students with the opportunity to view the film which presents a vivid portrayal of a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement.

“Selma” is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and other civil rights leaders in their heroic campaign to secure equal voting rights despite violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Lyndon B. Johnson’s signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories of the civil rights movement.
A group of 27 African American business executives in New York City decided to take advantage of the special teaching moment brought about by the film’s release and purchased tickets for more than 75,000 seventh- through ninth-grade students. The success of these initial free screenings caused the Selma for Students initiative to expand across the nation as other African American business leaders in major cities organized similar programs. As a result, more than $2 million has been raised and more than 300,000 students will have a chance to see “Selma” for free, according to a district news release.

“We all immediately understood the importance of having students see this powerful film about an epic chapter in American history. ‘Selma’ is a story of American heroes who risked their lives for justice. The opportunity to provide for our young people a window into history was simply too important to miss,” said Deborah Martin Chase, CEO of Martin Chase Productions in Los Angeles. “We are all proud to support Pomona students in seeing this important movie.”
Stephanie Baker, deputy superintendent of educational services for the Pomona district and retired PUSD Deputy Superintendent Emmett Terrell worked with Paramount Studios and Regal Entertainment to combine the movie screening in the morning with the National College Resources Foundation’s Black College Expo held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“It’s going to be a full and fruitful day for our students,” Baker said. “After studying a curriculum led by Ali Hangan and other Pomona teachers, students will become fully aware of the challenges faced by the civil rights movement and will better appreciate the historical significance of this turning point in American history.”

Claremont talk on clay set for Rembrandt Club

The Rembrandt Club will have Lenny Larson speak on “Finding My Way With Clay,” on Feb. 5 at its First Thursday Lecture and Tea.
Larson is from Ceramic Services of Ontario which provides kilns and other equipment needed to manufacture ceramics. The company specializes in producing custom kilns and provides artists with studio space and art supplies.
The talk will be at Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont.
The event, free and open to the public, is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. After the walk, tea follows at Seaver House.

Information: 909-624-3061

Route 66 group sets Rancho Cucamonga breakfast fundraiser

The Route 66 IECA group will hold its monthly fundraising breakfast on Feb. 7 to raise money for its Cucamonga Service Station restoration project.
The all-you-can-eat breakfast will be from 8 to 11 a.m. and is catered by Felipe’s Catering.
It will be at Sweeten Hall, 9324 San Bernardino Road, Rancho Cucamonga.

Hey Claremont, La Verne: Free Chipotle Offer Begins Jan. 26

Folks could be in a hurry to get some Chipotle on Monday, Jan. 26.
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The company is dubbing the date Sofritas Monday to encourage the purchase of their organic tofu option. Buyers in return will be eligible to receive a free burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos.
According to the Chipotle website, customers who order Sofritas on Monday, Jan. 26 at any Chipotle in the country will be given back their receipt to get a free item next visit.
You can claim your free grub between Tuesday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28.
Details here.
--Image of Sofritas courtesy of Chipotle Mexican Grill on Facebook.


National Croissant Day - January 30

                                        NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY

In the United States, National Croissant Day is observed each year on January 30th. This “unofficial” holiday lets us celebrate this delicious baked bread.   Croissants are buttery, crescent-shaped rolls that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.  The typical ingredients for making these yummy baked rolls are flour, butter, salt, sugar, yeast and water.  This rich, flaky bread can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack.   They are enjoyed just as they are, straight out of the oven or maybe you might like to spread more butter on top of them.  Many people like to split them open and fill them like a sandwich.  A good breakfast filling could be egg and sausage while a good lunch filling might be chicken salad or egg salad.  The great tasting croissant can be enjoyed anyway that you like it, anytime of the day!!
The origin of  this unofficial National holiday is unknown.  However, it is known that the history of croissant  began in Vienna, Austria in 1683.  That year the Turkish Empire laid siege on Vienna, Austria.  After defeat of the Turks, crescent moon shaped bread was baked to celebrate and it then became custom to serve morning coffee with the pastry.

A representative of the Inland Empire Women’s Business Center will explain how to prepare and present a business plan on Tuesday, February 3 at the Ovitt Family Community Library. For more information, please call (909) 395-2205.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dismembered body found in suitcase in San Francisco

14-year-old girl shot, killed in Ontario; suspect in custody

Commission to nominate Parker Center, longtime home of LAPD, a historic monument

Football star amazes teen with growth disorder with surprise prom-posal


Goldenvoice & KCRW Present

Dr. Dog

Hanni El Khatib

Sun, February 15, 2015

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

The Glass House

Pomona, CA


This event is all ages

Pomona's Southside Historical Society - My Correspondence With Laura Ingalls Wilder by Clara Webber, Children's Librarian

Pomona's Southside Historical Society - Goddess Pomona -- My Story

Young blogger hopes to help others find better gluten-free meals

"Politics of Love" filmed in Pomona

UC Irvine chemists unboil egg; may help in cancer fight

Santa Ana bakery giving away free food

JPL designing new helicopter drone for Mars Rover

Twin brothers, 18, arrested in South Los Angeles stabbing death

Yorba Linda arson surveillance video released; suspect sought

Chilling drone video reveals Auschwitz concentration camp frozen in time

Veterans Affairs plans to redevelop west LA campus

Studio City chiropractor defends not vaccinating his 4 kids

Officials declare e-cigarettes a health threat for California

Box Springs Mountain Park trashed at night, residents outraged

Smell, smoke from mulch fire causes concern in Ontario

Woman stabbed multiple times, found dead in parking lot across street from LAPD station in Pacoima


National Corn Chip Day - January 29

                                         NATIONAL CORN CHIP DAY

National Corn Chip Day is celebrated annually on January 29th.  National Corn Chip Day is not to be confused with National Tortilla Chip Day which is held in February.   Corn chips have been enjoyed by us all since they were first invented by Fritos    The story is that according to the company website ( C.E. “Elmer” Doolin was frustrated that tortillas just did not stay fresh long enough at his store.  One day in 1932, he met a man selling fried corn chips.  After he pawned his mama’s wedding ring, he paid the man $100 for his recipe (in those days that was a lot of money). The family experimented with the recipe until they came up with the perfect concoction, began selling his crisps from his Model T Ford, and the rest is history.  The American corn chips snack was born.
Hundreds of recipes for corn chips and dips can be found on websites and in cookbooks everywhere.
On January 29, enjoy some corn chips while doing a puzzle or two!!
We have read the history of the corn chip however, the origin of the National Corn Chip Day, an unofficial holiday, has yet to be found.  It is possible that this holiday may have been created by the greeting card industry.

National Puzzle Day - January 29
National Puzzle Day – January 29


NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY, an unofficial holiday, is always celebrated on January 29th.  There are puzzle celebrations and events held at museums, libraries and other venues around the country.  Crossword puzzles are the most common however, Sudoku is the most recent puzzle rage.  There are puzzles that fit into the needs of every person and every skill level, for the young and the old.  There are also word search puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, puzzle books and many many more.  Maybe you would like to find a puzzle game and challenge your friends or check with your local library  or a website for a puzzle game.  There are many ways to have lots of fun!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Good News

The city came by today and cleaned the fountains, the second picture of the fountain, looks a little murky. But in time it will clear up. I want to thank the city and also Christian Ornelas for the heads up on the fountains, getting cleaned

Pomona's Southside Historical Society - The Old Car Dealership

Happy Birthday, George Chaffey!

Ambitious George Chaffey was born on January 28, 1848 in Brockville, Ontario, Canada. As a young boy, his father moved the family to Kingston, Ontario where George and his siblings attended school. Due to poor health, George was removed from school at age thirteen, but his interest in engineering drove him to continue his education on his own. Starting in his early teens, George began working and building a life for himself. He worked in his ...father’s shipyard learning the craft of shipbuilding, earned his ship’s engineer certificate, commanded his own tug boat, obtained business experience working in his uncle’s insurance office in Toronto, got married, had two of this three sons, and began a career designing lake ships, including the S.S. Geneva which was featured in an 1876 issue of Scientific American due to its phenomenal speed, all before he began his adventures on land in California in 1880.
Post content and Photo credit: Model Colony History Room

Pomona's Southside Historical Society

 1887 E. Kingsley Residence of George Rhoner Kingsley & Washington Avenues later rsidence of M. Baldridge

Pomona's Southside Historical Society

 Montgomery Ward 1929 was on the southwest corner of Third and Thomas St. now it's a parking lot

Pomona's Southside Historical Society

July 1907 American Nat'l Bank Bldg SW cor. W 2nd and S. Thomas St. the Glass House now sits on that corner.

Pomona's M.V.B. - Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life Again

Goldenvoice Presents
Tame Impala
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.
Apr 08
Doors open: 8:00
Show Starts: 9:00
Genre: Psychedelic
Ages: All Ages
Tickets Onsale: Thursday, 2/12 at 12pm
Ticket Price: $32.50

Feb 14, 2015 - 15, 2015

B.R.A.K.E.S. Driving School

Location: Fairplex main lot

Held in the main lot at Fairplex
Put on the B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe) is a non-profit 501(C)(3) whose mission is to prevent injuries and save lives by training and educating teenage drivers and their parents about the importance of safe and responsible driving.
Registration at
Parking is at Gate 15 on Arrow Hwy.

Jan30, 2015 - Feb 01, 2015

09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Horse Expo Pomona

Location: Several Fairplex expo halls and campus locations

Horse Expo Pomona is a must-attend event for any horse owner.
In three short days, you can catch up on the latest training and education, shop the nation’s premier equine vendors and connect with your horse friends.
Open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Buy online now & save: Now through Feb. 1 -  $15 a day
At the door:
$18 general admission
$5 ages 7-13 (ages 6 & under are free)
$45 for a 3-day pass

Parking is $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive 

Visit the website for more information including schedules and clinician appearances