Tuesday, March 31, 2015

70-acre brush fire erupts near Apple Valley homes

Hundreds get rare chance to run the runway at Long Beach Airport

Star Wars' R2-D2 finds love in this adorable short film

HD 3d printing pizza on a contract from NASA HD

7-year-old girl gets new hand from 3-D printer technology

Defense Rests in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Pomona's Sothside Historical Society

South side of the street near Main. Peoples Store-Ramish & Cohn opened Aug. 29, 1885. Later became N. Cohn & Co., I.M. Asher 248 W. 2nd. Pomona Valley Bank

Pomona's Southside Historical society 1880's

West 2nd St. looking east from Park Ave.

Pomona's Southside Historical Society

Pomona looking west on 3rd at Park. 1960's

Pomona's Southside Historical Society

Second St. looking east from Gordon. 1950

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

Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, Birmingham, AL | Hour 1


Brush fire erupts in Apple Valley area; 60 acres burned

Fire crews are battling a brush fire in the Apple Valley area near Riverside Drive and Seneca that has burned 60 acres so far. Officials say structures are threatened.

New app, Periscope, allows you to livestream anything

Irvine woman conquers Mount Everest, Iditarod

Cool Kid Madigan Roll encouraging volunteers to help those with special needs

Coachella, Lollapalooza music festivals ban selfie sticks

You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you're planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals.

The devices, which grasp cellphones to allow people to take pictures of themselves farther away from their faces, are banned at this summer's multiday festivals in Indio, California, and Chicago. Coachella dismissed them as "narsisstics" on a list of prohibited items.

Selfie sticks have become a popular but polemical photo-taking tool: Avid picture takers like snapping their own shots in front of monuments and sunsets, but critics dismiss them as obnoxious and potentially dangerous to others around them.

A spokeswoman for Coachella would not comment on the restriction. Lollapalooza representatives did not immediately return a request for comment.

Coachella and Lollapalooza are among dozens of popular events and landmarks taking a stand against the sticks.

In Europe, the Palace of Versailles outside Paris, Britain's National Gallery in London and the Colosseum in Rome have all banned selfie sticks, saying they need to protect exhibits on display and ensure the safety of visitors.

In the U.S., Ultra Music Festival in Miami, one of the world's largest electronic music festivals, also prohibited selfie sticks at last weekend's event.

"They will be turned away and we'll probably make fun of you," Ultra said on its Twitter account early this month.

Some concertgoers welcomed the decision, saying the sticks get in the way of seeing the stage and enjoying the concert.

'Take that uniform off!' Army veteran confronts panhandler over stolen valor

15-year-old Mar Vista girl with autism missing

Vin Diesel on Getting His Hands and Feet in Cement At The Chinese Theater

Escaped Prisoner Captured in D.C.

Ren's Did You Know? - the Poly Trolley

Twenty five years ago, students could be seen walking around campus in strangely patterned grandpa cardigans and high-waisted jeans. Seems like not much has changed. The 1990 image of the campus tram, which operated from 1975 to 2003 and was known as the Polywagen and the Poly Trolley.

Except the tram. R.I.P., tram.

Throwback to LACF's Ferris Wheel in the mid 1950s.


On Wednesday, April 15, the Ovitt Family Community Library will be having a special Traditional Taco Making for Teens program in celebration of the Ontario Reads book, Into the Beautiful North, from 4 PM - 5 PM for teens 13 to 18 years old. The program will be from 4 PM - 5 PM for teens 13 to 18 years old. Teens will get the opportunity to create their own tacos with fresh and healthy ingredients like rotisserie chicken and salsa. The program will also be discussing Luis Alberto Urrea’s fantastic novel about a 19 year old woman named Nayeli who works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and decides to journey to America to find a group of men to help save it. There is no registration or reading required and the program is absolutely free. For more information about the program or teen services please call (909) 395-2228.

Germanwings co-pilot told flight school of depressive episode: Lufthansa

Lufthansa knew six years ago that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from a "serious depressive episode," the German airline said Tuesday.

The airline said that as part of its internal research it found emails that Andreas Lubitz sent to the Lufthansa flight school in Bremen when he resumed his training there after an interruption of several months.

In them, he informed the school that he had suffered a "serious depressive episode," which had since subsided.

The airline said Lubitz subsequently passed all medical checks and that it has provided the documents to prosecutors. It declined to make any further comment.

The revelation that officials Lufthansa had been informed of Lubitz's psychological problems raises further questions about why he was allowed to become a pilot for its subsidiary, Germanwings, in September 2013.

Authorities say the 27-year-old Lubitz, who in the past had been treated for suicidal tendencies, locked his captain out of the cockpit before deliberately crashing the Airbus 320 into a mountain in the French Alps on March 24. All 150 people aboard Flight 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf were killed.

Rottweiler walks again after receiving prosthetic limbs

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Pomona's Southside Historical Society 1930

From the southwest soon after building was erected Fremont Junior High School S. Garey Ave.

Pomona's Southside Historical Society

Casa Vieja de Vejar built in the '50's. Louis Phillips and Esther Blake were married here in 1866. mr. George Tyler says the upstairs of the adobe house was used by the Odd Fellows for their meetings, from June 17, 1876 (1st Meeting) to Dec. 2, 1876

Pomona's M.V.B. - Peter, Paul and Mary - Blowin' in the Wind

AP Top Stories March 31

Pomona's M.V.B. - A Beautiful Morning -The Young Rascals

Pomona's M.V.B. - U2 - Beautiful Day

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Continuing ROC's Eleventh Season

Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini            
Sunday, June 14 at 2 pm
Wednesday, June 17 at 7:30 pm
Saturdays, June 20 and 27, 2015 at 2 pm

Diva Viva Verdi concert                        
Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 4 pm

Fifth Annual Manly Men of Opera    
Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 5 pm

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

Pomona's M.V.B. - Jenny Lewis Performs "She's Not Me"

89.9 KCRW Presents

Jenny Lewis

Cillie Barnes

Tue, April 7, 2015

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

The Glass House

Pomona, CA


This event is all ages

Apr 05, 2015

Easter at Fairplex

Location: Fairplex grandstand

PFB/Purpose Church presents outdoor Easter Services at 9 and 11 a.m. in the Fairplex grandstand
Services feature worship bands and 150-vocal choir and orchestra
Free parking and admission at Gate 17 on Fairplex Dr.
Visit for more information

Apr 02, 2015

05:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Food Truck Thursdays

Location: Fairplex lower administration lot

Popular Food Truck Thursdays return through August in the lower
administration lot.
It's no-cook Thursday, dine in or take out.
Hours are 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Free admission & parking at Gate 1 on McKinley Ave.

Apr 01, 2015

03:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Prolong Twilight Cruise

Location: Fairplex lower administration lot

If it's the first Wednesday of the month, it's a Prolong Twilight Cruise night with  fun for all ages to enjoy hundreds of hot rods, classic cars and even a few vintage race cars on display.
Experience music, food, fun and free admission to the historic Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum after 3 p.m. on cruise nights.
Free admission

Parking through Gate 1 on McKinley Ave.
Visit for more information

Pomona's M.V.B. - Van Halen Performs "Panama"

Texas middle school student stops breathing, teacher performs CPR

1889 Eiffel Tower opens


National Tater Day

                                              NATIONAL TATER DAY         

National Tater Day is celebrated annually on March 31.  This day is set aside to celebrate the potato that is loved by almost everyone and provides us with essential vitamins, minerals and fiber.
There are numerous ways to fix and enjoy the potato:  
Baked – Boiled – Steamed – Roasted – Mashed – Fried – Grilled – Scalloped – French Fries – Cottage Fries – Hash Browns – In Stew – In Soup – Potato Salad – Potato Dumplings – Potato Pancakes – Any Way You Like Them!!
The origin of this day may have originally had a different meaning.  At the beginning of April there is a celebration of the sweet potato (Tater Day) in part of Kentucky.  Sweet potatoes are one of the main cash crops in that area.  Tater Day started way back in the early 1840′s with the trading and selling of sweet potatoes.  It is the oldest continuous trade day in the United States.
Worldwide, there are more than four thousand potato varieties
Since the time potatoes were shipped from Europe to the colonies in the early 17th century, their consumption has been a major part of the North American diet.
The origin of this day may be the Kentucky celebrated Tater Day, however our research was unable to find the creator of National Tater Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

National Education and Sharing Day
National Education and Sharing Day


Celebrated Annually is National Education and Sharing Day.  This day was first inaugurated on April 18, 1978, by President Jimmy Carter and has since been proclaimed annually, by the presiding President.  National Education and Sharing Day is a day that was made by the United States Congress in honor of  Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902 – 1994).  It honors his efforts for education and sharing for Jews and non-Jews alike.  During his lifetime, the Rabbi opened many centers of education.  These centers were called “Chabad Houses”
In his 2009 proclamation on Education and Sharing Day, President Barack Obama wrote:
“Few have better understood or more successfully promoted these ideas than Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, who emphasized the importance of education and good character. Through the establishment of educational and social service institutions across the country and the world, Rabbi Schneerson sought to empower young people and inspire individuals of all ages. On this day, we raise his call anew.”
On March 21, 2013, while making his first trip to Israel as president, a proclamation was issued and President Barack Obama declared March 22, 2013, Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A.  This year is the 111th anniversary of the birth of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.  Reinforcing the importance of education, in this proclamation, the President stated:     
          “We also know that learning does not stop when students leave the classroom. Whether at the dinner table or on the field, it is our task as parents, teachers, and mentors to make sure our children grow up practicing the values we preach. We have an obligation to instill in them the virtues that define our national character — honesty and independence, drive and discipline, courage and compassion.” 

Education plays a vital role in the lives of each individual.  Happy National Education and Sharing Day.
National Clams On The Half Shell Day March 31
National Clams On The Half Shell Day March 31


National Clams On The Half Shell Day is celebrated each year on March 31.  This food holiday is a day for the clam lovers to enjoy a special dish.
Our research has found that Clams On The Half Shell can be prepared in a variety of ways and there are many different recipes available. We did come across some interesting reading on a popular Eastern United States “Clams On The Half Shell dish”……
“Clams casino is a clam ”on the half shell” dish with breadcrumbs and bacon. It originated in Rhode Island in the United States. It is often served as an appetizer in New England and is served in variations nationally.
According to legend, the recipe for clams casino was originally developed in 1917 in the Little Casino in Narragansett, Rhode Island, by a maître d’hôtel for a woman of means wanting something special for her guests.  Good Housekeeping Great American Classics attributes the dish to Mrs. Paran Stevens and maître d’hôtel Julius Keller.  She named the dish after the hotel, and word and popularity of the dish has since spread across the United States, including New Orleans, where oysters are substituted for clams. Clams casino remains a very popular dish in Rhode Island, “appearing on almost every menu”. (Wikipedia)
** The Giant Clam has a lifespan of over 100 years.**
Our research was unable to find the creator and the origin of Clams On The Half Shell Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.


National Bunsen Burner Day is observed every March 31st..  This day honors the birthday of German chemist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen. Named after Robert Bunsen, a Bunsen burner is a common piece of laboratory equipment that produces a single open gas flame which is used for heating, sterilization, and combustion.  The gas can be either natural gas (mainly methane) or a liquefied petroleum gas, such as propane, butane or a mixture of the two.  The invention of the Bunsen burner opened up new opportunities for the use of natural gas. Remembering your high school days and chemistry class,  chances are you learned about and even used a Bunsen burner.  They are used in high schools and laboratories around the world.

  We were able to find the reason for National Bunsen Burner Day however our research was unable to find the creator of National Bunsen Burner Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.


For more info on this day – go to www.worldbackupday.com

A backup is a second copy of all your important files — for example, your family photos, home videos, documents and emails.
Instead of storing it all in one place (like your computer), you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe.
The Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, in partnership of the City of Ontario, is hosting a free workshop on Wednesday, April 15 from 9 AM – 11 AM (at the Ontario Police Department, Community Room: 2500 S. Archibald Avenue, Ontario) that will focus on generating buzz and leads through events. For more information or to register, please call (909) 963-5005.

Irvine woman conquers Mount Everest, Iditarod

'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Van Halen concert shuts down Hollywood Boulevard

Chris Paul Family Foundation opens refurbished Boys & Girls Club in Watts

Fontana Water Company ordered to halt pumping

Road to view of Hollywood sign reopens to public

Monday, March 30, 2015

Pomona's Southside Historical Society

Good Samaritans chase alleged purse-snatcher in La Habra

Fresno fire captain injured while battling house fire recovering


Pomona's M.V.B. - George Harrison - All Things Must Pass

Pomona's M.V.B. - George Harrison-My Sweet Lord

Pomona's M.V.B. - The Beatles- Dear Prudence

Pomona's M.V.B. - The Beatles - Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Pomona's M.V.B. - Jamestown Revival - California, at the Glass House

Ontario residents fed up with midge flies at Turner Basin

Mosaic Pomona Presents:

THE FEAST: Heaven Meets Earth

Thu, April 2, 2015

8:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA


This event is all ages

Missing UC Berkeley Eloi Vasquez student found dead near USC

Dueling Banjos

Jimmy Talks With A Woman Who Still Has Her Christmas Decorations Up

Pomona's Southside Historical Society - 1950

Fifth Ave. looking east from Rebecca, showing north side of street


Pomona Police Hosting Annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo

Pomona Police will be hosting its annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
This event will be held at the City of Pomona Civic Center (corner of Mission Blvd & Garey Ave).
Pomona children ages 3-10 who bring their bicycle will be given a free bicycle helmet (while supplies last). Their bicycles will be inspected and minor repairs and fixes made by expert technicians.
Children and their parents will be educated on bicycle riding safety and ride through several fun patterns.
There will be several Pomona Police displays and a demonstration from our K9 officers.
Lunch will be provided to all children who participate. A raffle for bicycles and prizes will also take place.
If you have any questions, please call our Traffic Services Bureau at 909-620-2081.
Come out and join us for all the fun!

Robin Williams' wife, children head to court over estate

Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian's estate.

The lawyers are scheduled to appear before a San Francisco probate judge Monday to argue over who should get clothes and other personal items the actor kept at one of his Northern California homes.

In papers filed in December, Williams' wife, Susan, says some of the late actor's personal items were taken without her permission.

She has asked the court to exclude the contents of the San Francisco Bay Area home she shared with Williams from the items the actor said the children should have.

Williams' children, Zachary, Zelda and Cody, said in response that Susan Williams is "adding insult to a terrible injury" by trying to change the trust agreement and rob them of the late actor's belongings, including jewelry and memorabilia.

Susan Williams' attorney said she was only seeking guidance from the court about the meaning of certain terms in the trust.

Robin Williams died at his home in Tiburon, north of San Francisco, in August. The coroner ruled his death a suicide that resulted from asphyxia caused by hanging.

The actor's wife has said he struggled with depression, anxiety and a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

Williams' trust granted his children his memorabilia and awards in the entertainment industry among other particular personal items, according to court documents.

Susan Williams says that because he wanted her to continue to live at the Tiburon home, it makes sense that he intended for his children only to have the specific personal items kept at another home he owned in Napa.

The two sides also disagree over items put in storage, watches Williams owned and his memorabilia.

Pomona Police Dept. at Garfield Park in Pomona, for Pomona's Weed and Seed Starategy

Pomona's Southside Historical Society - Mission Family Restaurant

Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart on 'Daily Show'

Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday.

Noah was chosen a little more than a month after Stewart unexpectedly announced he was leaving "The Daily Show" following 16 years as the show's principal voice.

The New Jersey-born Stewart is being replaced by the son of a black South African mother and white European father. Noah has an international presence, and hosted a late-night talk show in South Africa, "Tonight with Trevor Noah."

He will join Larry Wilmore, a writer-comedian who replaced Stephen Colbert in January in the half-hour slot following "The Daily Show." When Noah takes over, Comedy Central will have completely remade the one-hour comedy block that gave the network critical acclaim and, arguably, its identity.

His selection means late-night TV continues to be a male-dominated domain. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were among the comics cited in public polls as favorites for the new role, but there's no indication they were interested or considered.

Stewart has been a part of the cultural landscape with a bitingly comic look at the news and how it is covered in the media. He has not set a date for his exit from "The Daily Show" and, as a result, Comedy Central said nothing on Monday about when Noah would take over.

Stewart offered his endorsement on Monday.

"I'm thrilled for the show and for Trevor," he said. "He's a tremendous comic and talent that we've loved working with ... In fact, I may rejoin as a correspondent just to be part of it."

In South Africa, the announcement made breaking news on a national television news station. On social media, Noah's name became a trending topic within minutes, with some Twitter users saying he not only represented South Africa, but the African continent.

"I'm sure he'll turn it into his own thing," said South African comedian Loyiso Gola, who now also hosts an International Emmy-nominated local news satire show. As comedy grew in South Africa after apartheid, Noah and his fellow comedians began selling out large venues, and soon began touring internationally.

"Out of a lot of guys I know in comedy, he probably works the hardest," said Gola, adding that Noah had spent years honing his stand-up routine.

Noah used his biracial identity to challenge South Africa's race issues, using personal anecdotes from his own life. Growing up biracial in the formerly segregated township of Soweto, Noah once said his birth was a crime.

South Africa's idiosyncrasies, from party politics to the high crime rate, provided regular material.

"It's good for everything South African and it's good for comedy," said Gola.

Noah, who has appeared on Jay Leno and David Letterman, was the subject of a documentary film by David Paul Meyer, "You Laugh But It's True," which followed his career in post-apartheid South Africa.

"Trevor Noah is an enormous talent," said Michele Ganeless, Comedy Central president. "He has an insightful and unique point of view and, most importantly, is wickedly funny. For the next host of 'The Daily Show,' we set out to find a fresh voice who can speak to our audience with a keen take on the events of the day, and we found that in Trevor."

Watch What Happens When I Leave Daddy Home Alone With Baby

4.0 earthquake shakes parts of San Bernardino County

Auto Burglary Suspects captured by Police.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, March 29, 2015

LOCATION: Locust St. and Fourth St. Pomona

CRIME: Auto Burglary

Suspect #1 - Fernandez, Rolando, 19 yrs old, Montclair
              #2 - Cerda, Fernando, 18 yrs old, Ontario
              #3 - Mestas, Christian, 18 yrs old, Montclair

Pomona Police received information at 0400 hrs, that suspects were breaking into a vehicle parked in the parking lot at Fourth St. and Locust St. The caller said that three suspects were breaking a window of the vehicle and removing property.
When officers arrived they located the 2000 Infinity with the drivers window broken and the interior looked as if it had been rummaged through. The other police units arriving observed three suspects running down an alley, west of location.. It appeared the suspects used a rock to break the window.
The victim indicated her wallet, currency, misc. cards and an article of clothing were taken from the vehicle. All of the property was recovered and returned to the victim
The suspects were detained and arrested for Burglary and transported to the Pomona City Jail, where they were booked.


DATE / TIME:   Saturday April 4th, 2015 2100-0300
LOCATION:   Checkpoint will be at undisclosed location (DUI Patrols Citywide)
EVENT:  Traffic Safety Checkpoint & DUI Citywide Patrols
UNIT:   Traffic Services
The Pomona Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits along with special DUI Roving Patrols will also be deployed citywide this evening and throughout the month.

  •         DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint is set for Saturday April 4th from 9 PM to 3 AM
  •         DUI Patrols will be deployed citywide on Saturday April 4th between 7 PM and 3 AM                                                          

In California, this deadly crime led to 802 deaths in 2012 because someone failed to designate a sober driver.  Nationally, the latest data shows nearly 10,000 were killed by an impaired driver. Over the course of the past three years, data shows DUI collisions have claimed 4 lives and resulted in 268 crashes harming 82 of our friends and neighbors in Pomona.

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily.  When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.  Recent statistics reveal that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems.  A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent).  Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.  Nearly 90 percent of California drivers approve of DUI checkpoints.

DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Pomona Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to

                                                     ‘Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1’.
 Written by:
Corporal JT Garcia
Pomona Police Department

Virginia Lee Burton: A Sense of Place - Trailer

Today's Book is, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

Apr 01, 2015

03:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Prolong Twilight Cruise

Location: Fairplex lower administration lot

If it's the first Wednesday of the month, it's a Prolong Twilight Cruise night with  fun for all ages to enjoy hundreds of hot rods, classic cars and even a few vintage race cars on display.
Experience music, food, fun and free admission to the historic Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum after 3 p.m. on cruise nights.
Free admission

Parking through Gate 1 on McKinley Ave.
Visit for more information