Sunday, May 31, 2015

Eye on L.A. checks out the tastiest brunches in Los Angeles

Secrets of China's Terracotta Warriors (Full Documentary)

Crews implode grandstand at Hollywood Park racetrack in Inglewood

"Keep on Truckin"

Pomona's M.V.B. Grateful Dead - Truckin'

Pomona Collectors St. Fair May 30, 2015

Grenade removed, area rendered safe.

Pomona Police Department made notifications to all of the area residents of the possible grenade in the area.  A short time later, the LASD bomb squad arrived on scene.  They felt that the grenade appeared to be an old, real grenade that belonged to a war veteran who recently passed away.  They took possession of the grenade to destroy it in a safe environment.  The scene is now clear and the area is safe.

Hanging out with Ice Cream the Parrot ! Great event! come on out!

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Local woman finds grenade in the garage

Local woman cleaning out the garage of her step father found a grenade in a tool box. The residence is in the 600 blk of W. Fernleaf St. The LASD Bomb Squad is enroute.

Strengthening El Nino raises hope for drought-stricken California

Scrappy Toys and the Garden Railroad

The gas pump is in, and look we have our first costumer .

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CicLAvia takes over Pasadena for the first time


The following streets will remain closed until 4 p.m.:

  • E. Colorado Boulevard between S. Pasadena Avenue and S. Bonnie Avenue.

  • Raymond Avenue between Electric Drive (south of E. Walnut Street) and Del Mar Boulevard.

  • S. Lake Avenue between E. Colorado Boulevard and San Pasqual Street.

  • Cars can cross the routes at designated major intersections. Pasadena police, traffic controllers and CicLAvia volunteers will be at car-crossing points to help with the flow of traffic.

    CicLAvia takes over Pasadena for the first time

    B.B. King recalled with love, humor at Mississippi funeral

    B.B. King's early life personified the blues: He was born to dirt-poor sharecroppers in the cotton country of the Mississippi Delta and left alone by the deaths of his mother and grandmother when he was a child. But he never let those circumstances hold him back or define him, a minister said Saturday at the funeral of the blues legend.

    "Hands that once picked cotton would someday pick guitar strings on a national and international stage. Amazing," the Rev. Herron Wilson said in a standing-room-only sanctuary at Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church in King's hometown of Indianola, Mississippi.

    King, whose distinctive guitar style influenced generations of entertainers, was 89 when he died May 14 in Las Vegas. At his request, his body was returned to his native Mississippi for a final homecoming.

    "He will forever be the king of the blues," Stevie Wonder said in a spoken tribute that was played at the funeral, although he did not attend.

    About 500 people filled the sanctuary of the church, a red brick structure that sits in a field off of B.B. King Road in Indianola. More than 200 people who couldn't get into the sanctuary watched a live broadcast of the funeral in the church's fellowship hall, many waving hand-held fans with a black-and-white photo of a smiling King hugging his black electric guitar, Lucille.

    At the beginning of the service, family members filed past King's open casket, which had an image of Lucille embroidered on the padded white cloth inside the lid. Later, the casket was closed and covered with a large arrangement of red roses.

    Christopher Clouser, a businessman and longtime friend of King, said King instructed him to deliver several messages during the funeral. He sent love to family and friends and thanked his bandmates and other entertainers.

    Clouser said King also wanted people to know how uncomfortable he was "riding in the back of the car that Eric was driving" - a reference to "Riding With the King," an album that King and Eric Clapton released in 2000 with a cover photo of the two guitarists on a road trip.

    Country singer Marty Stuart said King created a musical legacy for the home state they share.

    "As a fellow Mississippian, I'm so proud to stand in his shadow as I walk across the world," Stuart said.

    On the way into the church, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant recalled spending time with King in the bluesman's tour bus before a concert last year in Indianola. Bryant said King was proud of being from Mississippi.

    Noting the thousands of people who came to Indianola for the public viewing Friday and funeral Saturday, Bryant said: "He would have loved to know that one more time he's helping the Mississippi Delta."

    Silvan Zingg, a boogie-woogie pianist from Switzerland, played with King at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2011 and described it as one of the best days of his life. He booked a last-minute flight from Milan to Memphis on Friday so he could attend the funeral, and he ended up playing during the service.

    "To be here today ... with his all family and his friends - it means everything to me," Zingg said.

    Tony Coleman, King's drummer for 37 years, said King never referred to himself as King of the Blues, an honorary title others used.

    "He felt like the blues was the king, and it was his responsibility to keep it king," Coleman said as he entered the church.

    A children's choir based at the B.B. King Museum clapped as they sang gospel songs, including one with the chorus: "Let's all get together, bring peace to the world."

    President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton each sent a letter, and those were read aloud by Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, a friend of King.

    "The blues has lost its king and America has lost a legend," Obama said. "No one worked harder than B.B. No one did more to spread the gospel of the blues."

    Clinton recalled playing two gigs with King: "I was his backup sax man."

    As rain fell after the funeral Saturday, King was buried at the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, which opened in 2008 to tell his life's story. The museum will develop a memorial garden, with benches and a water wall, around the gravesite.

    My 10 Month Old Son Meets My Wife's Twin For The First Time

    Solar-powered plane aims to fly around the world

    Anyone feels this one?

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    ABC7 Eyewitness News @ABC7 3 minutes ago
    : 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck 7 miles northeast of Borrego Springs in San Diego County at 6:02 a.m. PT

    Pomona's M.V.B. - Don McLean - The meaning of American Pie (UPDATE)

    Today in History for May 31st

    Building the Titanic replica

    May 31, 2015

    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Bride World Expo

    Location: Fairplex Expo Hall 5

    See more. Shop more. Save more. Don't miss the largest gathering of wedding planning ideas, fashion and fun. Shop L.A. & Inland Counties photographers, entertainers, cake bakers, florists, table decor, wedding attire, and discover the best wedding planning values.
    General admission is $12. You can register (RSVP) now and save $2 per person at check in. No prior purchase required. Bring your fiance, family and friends at the discounted rate. Register online and present the confirmation email upon arrival. Register Now. Use promo code 82WF19.

    Pomona's Southside Historical Society - RESTORING THE FOX

    Pomona's Southside Historical Society - A History Location with Ren

    Pomona's Southside Historical Society - Restoring the Mayfair Hotel Sign


    Pomona's Southside Historical Society - Thee Old Flagpole

    How to make a Cardboard Airplane, from Scrappy Toys



    The Big Meow - Females & Males
    Time: 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    This event does not require an RSVP. Registered users can request event reminders.

    1859 Big Ben goes into operation in London


                                     NATIONAL MACAROON DAY

    Each year on May 31, National Macaroon Day is observed.  This day commemorates the “macaroon”, a small meringue-like cookie.
    Most macaroon recipes call for egg whites, sugar and almond paste.
    Recipes for macaroons can be found in recipe books dating back to 1725 (Robert Smith’s Court Cookery or the Complete English Cook).
    The coconut macaroon is most commonly found in the United States.  Its main ingredients are egg whites, sugar and shredded dried coconut.   Most varieties of coconut macaroons are dipped in milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate.  Almonds, pecans, cashews or other nuts are sometimes added to the cookie.
    Following are two “tried and true” macaroon recipes for you to try and enjoy!
     Coconut Macaroons
    French Macaroons
    Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Macaroon Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.
    National Save Your Hearing Day - May 31
    National Save Your Hearing Day – May 31


    Each May 31st, National Save Your Hearing Day is observed.   On this day, it is important to take some time to learn about ways to protect your hearing and that of your family.   Our hearing is vital and there are ways that hearing loss can be avoidable.
    There are various reasons from which hearing loss can be the result, some of which include:
    • Age
    • Noise
    • Genetic
    • Illness
    • Neurological Disorders
    • Medications
    • Chemicals
    • Physical Trauma
    • Neurobiological Factors
    It is estimated that half of the cases of hearing impairment and deafness are preventable.  There are many preventative strategies that are effective including: immunization against rubella to reduce congenital infections, immunization against H. influenza and S. pneumonia to reduce cases of middle ear infections, and avoiding or protecting against excessive noise exposure.
    Finding and utilizing the available education on the perils of hazardous noise exposure will increase your awareness in the important need of hearing protection.
    Following are a few links to some valuable information:
    Always be alert to hazardous noise and wear proper hearing protection when needed!
    Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or origin of National Save Your Hearing Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.
    National Speak in Sentences Day - May 31
    National Speak in Sentences Day – May 31


    National Speak In Complete Sentences Day is observed annually on May 31st.  This day is dedicated to using proper sentence structure while speaking.  In fact, you could observe the day while texting as well.  So no LOL or ASAP on May 31.  So if you must “Laugh Out Loud” “As Soon As Possible”, say it or write it the way it was meant to be.
    History of National Speak In Complete Sentences Day
    We have been unable to determine the origins of National Speak In Complete Sentences Day.

    Ducks lose to Blackhawks 5-3 in final game of Western Conference final

    Jonathan Toews scored two goals in the opening minutes, Corey Crawford made 35 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks roared into the Stanley Cup Finals with a 5-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Saturday night.

    Brandon Saad, Marian Hossa and Brent Seabrook also scored for the Blackhawks, who will play for their third NHL championship in six seasons when they face the Tampa Bay Lightning beginning Wednesday night in Florida.

    After six games of tense hockey in an extraordinary series, Game 7 was an incongruous rout. Toews was responsible for it, burnishing his reputation for big-game brilliance with a rebound goal just 2:23 in and another power-play score before 12 minutes elapsed.

    Anaheim lost a Game 7 at home for the third straight season.

    The Ducks blew a 3-2 series lead each time, compounding the heartbreak for a talented team that hasn't developed the postseason poise possessed by Chicago and other champions.

    The Blackhawks led 4-0 before Ryan Kesler scored late in the second period for the Ducks. Corey Perry scored for Anaheim with 8:24 to play, but Seabrook scored on a power play shortly afterward.

    Patrick Kane had three assists for Chicago, which won three of the series' final four games to seize another Western Conference title.

    The Blackhawks have defied conventional NHL parity to reach three Stanley Cup Finals and five conference finals in a seven-year stretch under coach Joel Quenneville. That's because their stars are unmatched: From Toews and Kane to Duncan Keith and Seabrook, nobody knows how to win like Chicago.

    Keith had two assists while completing the series with a jaw-dropping 230 minutes, 48 seconds of ice time for a team largely relying on four defensemen.

    Brad Richards, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2004 with Tampa Bay, had two assists for Chicago while improving to 8-0 in Game 7 in his NHL career.

    Frederik Andersen made 21 saves for the Ducks, giving up three goals on Chicago's first seven shots.

    The collapse came abruptly for Anaheim, which went a record-tying 14 games into the postseason without a regulation defeat until losing the last two games by a combined 10-5. Matt Beleskey scored a power-play goal in the final minute for the Ducks, who finished one game shy of their first Stanley Cup Final since 2007.

    Three days after Chicago staved off elimination with a 5-2 win at home, Toews somehow managed to top his last appearance at Honda Center. He tied Game 5 on Monday with two electrifying goals in the final minutes before Anaheim won in overtime.

    Captain Serious showed how much he thought of Game 7 pressure when he scored just 2:23 in. Niklas Hjalmarsson's long shot rebounded straight to Toews, who scored his fourth goal of the series when the Ducks inexplicably failed to defend him.

    Anaheim immediately showed tension in its game, perhaps remembering their three-goal first period deficit in their Game 7 loss to the Los Angeles Kings last spring. After Jakob Silfverberg took a hooking penalty midway through the period, Toews capitalized with a high shot through traffic, getting it through Saad's screen in front.

    Chicago needed just 78 seconds in the second period to take a three-goal lead, with Kane finding Saad wide open at the net after a funny bounce off the boards.

    Anaheim finally made an offensive push, but Crawford handled it easily before Hossa essentially put the game out of reach when a rebound hit his skate and went past Andersen. Video review found no distinct kicking motion on Hossa's third goal of the series.

    The Blackhawks bounced back this season after their Game 7 loss to the Kings in last spring's conference finals. Chicago outlasted Nashville and swept Minnesota this spring before grinding out an epic against Anaheim in the franchises' first playoff meeting.

    Firefighters rescue woman from Koreatown middle school chimney vent

    Natural mosquito repellent can remove up to 90 percent of bugs

    Pomona's M.V.B. - The Beatles- Something

    Anheuser-Busch producing cans of water for Texas, Oklahoma flood victims

    Anheuser-Busch is helping out flood victims in Texas and Oklahoma by producing cans of drinking water at its Cartersville, Georgia, brewery.

    About 50,000 cans are on their way to the two states. The water will be distributed to flood victims in need of clean drinking water.

    Anheuser-Busch has distributed about 73 million cans of drinking water to those in need for more than 25 years.

    20-year-old man shot, killed by Long Beach police

    Saturday, May 30, 2015

    Tar balls wash ashore on Oxnard beaches

    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress - Jay Leno's Garage

    The Vice President's elder son, Beau, died at 46 after battling brain cancer

    Beau Biden Dies Of Cancer At Age 46: Former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Bi...

    Meet Renco

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    Pomona T.V. Movie - Michael Douglas/Brittany Murphy (Don't Say A Word) Full Movie

    "TITANIC 2" First Virtual Tour !!!


    NOVA: B-29 Frozen in Time

    Saving the Battleship Texas

    USS Arizona (Inside the Wreck!!)

    Volkswagen releases new station wagon, Golf SportWagen

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      Vandals damage at least 30 vehicles in Pasadena

      Texas Flood Search Continues, More Rain Due

      Pomona's M.V.B. - Grand Funk Railroad - I'm Your Captain/Closer To Home

      Pomona Collectors St. Fair May 30, 2015

      New York boy born without thumb gets one made from index finger

      Tennis career Grand Slam winner Doris Hart dies at 89

      Tennis great Doris Hart, who won each Grand Slam tournament at least once, and once won three Wimbledon titles in a single day, has died.

      Hart died Friday at home at the age of 89, the International Tennis Hall of Fame confirmed to The Associated Press, citing close personal friends of Hart's.

      Hart was known for her smarts, crisp groundstrokes and drop shot mastery. She won titles in 1954-55 at the U.S. Championships, which later became the U.S. Open.

      She won the French Open twice and Wimbledon and the Australian Open once each. She also totaled 29 major doubles titles and ranked No. 1 in the world in 1951.

      That year, Hart had her finest tournament at Wimbledon, when she won three titles. She defeated friend Shirley Fry in singles before they joined forces to win women's doubles. She then teamed with Frank Sedgman to win mixed doubles.

      All three matches were on the same day because of rain delays.

      "That I think is unique in itself," said 86-year-old friend Jacqueline Mulloy, who met Hart 12 years ago through husband and former tennis player Gardnar Mulloy. "I think she should be remembered as a unique and wonderful player. She had plenty of guts."

      Donna Fales, 74, an accomplished amateur tennis player, said she met Hart after moving to Florida in 1969.

      "She is someone I looked up," said Fales, 74. "She was a great champion and great competitor with great integrity; a wonderful representative of the sport."

      Hart was in the world Top 10 for a decade starting in 1946. She retired in 1955 and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1969.

      Success didn't come without adversity.

      Hart suffered an infection as a child that was serious enough for doctors to consider amputating her right leg. However, she started playing tennis at 6 and won 35 professional titles.

      "Everybody thought she had polio, because she was a little bowlegged," Fry told The Associated Press in 2004. "For her to do what she did was special because she couldn't run as well as other people. And yet she had the smarts."

      Hart was born June 20, 1925, in St. Louis and grew up in Coral Gables. She attended the University of Miami, a few miles from where she lived in recent years.

      As a player, her best weapon was the drop shot, which she practiced endlessly as a youngster. She would hit it even from behind the baseline, floating winners just over the net.

      "I'd be criticized," she told The Associated Press in 2004. "I can remember losing matches, and people would come up to me and say, 'Girl, do you know how many times you missed that drop shot? If you hadn't done that, blah blah blah.' And I'd say, 'Thank you.' But I knew I had to do it. That's what would win for me."

      After she retired, she worked as a teaching pro for 28 years at a club in Pompano Beach, but neck trouble forced her to give up tennis in 1993.

      Later in life, she shunned the pro tennis scene, though she did watch matches on television. She never married. In January 2010, she told the AP that she had lost most of her vision.

      In 2004, watching the U.S. Open in her apartment, Hart cringed at Serena Williams' clothing ensemble, marveled at the smooth shot-making of Roger Federer and said she disliked the way most players try to hit everything so hard.

      "There's really not much strategy involved," she says. "It's not that appealing to watch, I don't think."

      Paralyzed dog left abandoned in New York park learning to walk again

      Pomona's M.V.B. - Groucho Marx (Lydia)


      Construction Update and Picture of the Week

      Posted on May 29, 2015 02:00 pm
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      This 22-foot-tall weathervane by Arcadia station artist Michael Davis was installed recently and consists of bronze sculptures that reference plants and animals from the County Arboretum and Santa Anita Racetrack.

      Pomona's M.V.B. - John Mellencamp - Crumblin' Down

      San Andreas Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Dwayne Johnson Movie HD

      7.8-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning

      A powerful and extremely deep earthquake struck near a group of remote Japanese islands and shook Tokyo on Saturday, but officials said there was no danger of a tsunami, and no injuries or damage were immediately reported.

      The offshore earthquake struck off the Ogasawara islands at 8:24 p.m. at a depth of 590 kilometers (370 miles), Japan's Meteorological Agency said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 7.8 and a depth of 678 kilometers (421 miles).

      Public broadcaster NHK said there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

      But the temblor was powerful enough to rattle large parts of Japan's main island of Honshu. Buildings swayed in Tokyo - about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) north of the islands - and stopped some train services in the city. There reports that parts of the capital were without power.

      The meteorological agency did not issue a tsunami warning because the quake struck so far beneath the earth's surface. Deep earthquakes usually cause less damage at the surface than shallow ones.

      Pomona Art Walk for August 14 2010

      Preliminary magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes Chichi-shima, Japan.

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      Pomona's Southside Historical Society. with Ren

      Pomona's Southside Historical Society

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      World's smallest man in 1956, Henry Behrens, dancing with his cat.

      Car Show in Downtown Pomona

      POMONA'S ANTIQUE ROW STREET FAIRE, today at 8 a.m.

      Date Thu, July 9, 2015
    1. 8:30 PM
    2. $25.00 - $35.00
    3. All Ages
    5. Tickets can be purchased online at,, and
      Tickets can be purchased in person at the Glass House Record Store
      • There is a $2.00 service fee per ticket for all Glass House Record Store purchases
      • There is a (4) ticket limit per person

      The Glass House Record Store

      248 West 2nd Street
      Pomona, CA 91766
      Two blocks from Fox Theater
      Monday – Saturday, 12:30pm - 8:00pm
      Open Sundays if there is a Glass House event
      Tickets cannot be purchased over the phone
      Box Office / Will Call will be open one hour before doors at the entrance to Fox Theater

      Pomona's M.V.B. - Crosby Stills Nash - Southern Cross

      The Expendables

      Krooked Treez, Papa Fish

      Thu, June 18, 2015

      Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

      The Glass House

      Pomona, CA


      This event is all ages

      Pomona's M.V.B. - Can't Get it Out of My Head

      May 31, 2015

      10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

      Bride World Expo

      Location: Fairplex Expo Hall 5

      See more. Shop more. Save more. Don't miss the largest gathering of wedding planning ideas, fashion and fun. Shop L.A. & Inland Counties photographers, entertainers, cake bakers, florists, table decor, wedding attire, and discover the best wedding planning values.
      General admission is $12. You can register (RSVP) now and save $2 per person at check in. No prior purchase required. Bring your fiance, family and friends at the discounted rate. Register online and present the confirmation email upon arrival. Register Now. Use promo code 82WF19.

      May 22, 2015 - 31, 2015

      09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

      Giant RV Show

      Location: White Avenue lot

      The Giant RV Show is in the White Avenue lot
      Stupendous shopping opportunities for new and seasoned RV fans
      9 a.m.-7 p.m.
      Free admission
      Show hotline (888) 816-1249P
      Parking at Gate 9 on White Ave. at prevailing rates
      Visit the website for more information