Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Lethal Seas

Finding Life Beyond Earth

Petra: Lost City of Stone

Fidel Castro: the Lost Interview

Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day 2012

National Park Symphony: The Mighty Five

San Diego and Arizona RR

Man carjacked by suspect posing as police officer in Hollywood Hills

See the White House decked out for the holidays

Diabetes educator has tasty tips, tricks for holiday dining

Make own nut milks at home for great taste, nutrition at lower cost

No charges to be filed in Charlotte police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

A Charlotte police officer who shot and killed a black man at an apartment complex, touching off several nights of unrest in the city, will not face charges, a North Carolina prosecutor announced Wednesday.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg District Attorney Andrew Murray said Officer Brentley Vinson's actions in killing Keith Lamont Scott were justified.

Scott's family has said he was not armed.

However, at a lengthy news conference Murray displayed a nearby store's surveillance video showing the outline of what appeared to be a holstered gun on Scott's ankle, and he gave extensive details about other evidence that Scott was armed.

Plainclothes officers had gone to the complex about 4 p.m. on Sept. 20 looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant when they saw Scott - not the suspect they were looking for - inside a car with a gun and marijuana, department spokesman Keith Trietley has said in a statement.

Officers saw Scott get out of the car with a gun and then get back in, police said. When officers approached, they said, Scott exited the car with the gun again. At that point, officers deemed Scott a threat and Vinson fired his weapon.

Scott, 43, was pronounced dead at Carolinas Medical Center. An autopsy report from Mecklenburg County authorities says Scott died of gunshot wounds to the back and abdomen.

Vinson, who is also black, had been with the department for two years at the time of the shooting. He has been on administrative leave which is standard in police shootings.

Scott's family has said he did not have a gun, but detectives recovered a firearm at the scene, police said.

At a Wednesday news conference, Murray played a nearby store's surveillance video that appeared to show the outline of a gun in a holster on Scott's right ankle.

Body camera and dashcam recordings released earlier by the police department did not conclusively show that and city officials were criticized for the length of time it took to release police video of the shooting.

Scott's final moments also were recorded by his wife, Rakeyia, in a video shared widely on social media. She can be heard shouting to police that her husband "doesn't have a gun." She pleads with the officers not to shoot before a burst of gunfire can be heard.

The shooting led to two nights of violent protests, including a fatal shooting in downtown Charlotte the next night. The unrest gave way to several more days of largely peaceful demonstrations, and the city instituted a curfew for multiple nights.

In October, police in North Carolina's largest city invited the Police Foundation, an independent, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, D.C., to review its policies and procedures following the shooting.

The foundation has done similar reviews elsewhere, assessing police in St. Louis County, Missouri, after the unrest in Ferguson, and analyzing the response to the terror attack in San Bernardino, California.

The case was among a series across the country since mid-2014 that has spurred a national debate over race and policing.

A trial is underway in Charleston, South Carolina, for a since-fired white patrolman, Michael Slager, facing 30 years to life if convicted of murder in the death last year of a black man, Walter Scott, shot while running from a traffic stop in April.

A Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile during a July traffic stop remains free as a manslaughter case against him proceeds.

Deaths of other unarmed black males at the hands of law enforcement officers have inspired protests under the "Black Lives Matter" moniker.

The Black Lives Matter movement traces its roots to the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012, and gained national ground after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014.

You're invited to attend a Holiday Open House and Toy Drive

Dear Friend,
Please join me for my 4th Annual Holiday Open House & Toy Drive. Come discuss legislative issues of interest to the community and learn about the many services provided by the District Office.
Also, please help make a difference in a child's life and help local families by donating a new, unwrapped toy.
All toys collected will be distributed to local families in need throughout the Assembly District.
Saturday, December 3
10 a.m. - Noon
District Office
13160 7th Street
Chino, CA 91710
RSVP For This Event
Light appetizers and refreshments will be provided.
For more information, please call (909) 902-9606.
Freddie Rodriguez
Assemblymember, 52nd District

Talking Heads - "Wild, Wild Life"

Pomona's M.V.B. - Midnight Oil Beds Are Burning Live 2009

Disneyland Railroad Grand Circle Tour full ride

🎧 Night train in the rain - 2 hours - soundscape - relaxing sound - sleep sound - Train sound

Mexicali Rose

Tending the Wild: Gathering Medicine

Crate label for Dec.

Just click on image and print


POMONA -- The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) today advised drivers of the scheduled closure of the #1 Lane (fast lane) in both northbound and southbound directions on a section of State Route 71 in the city of Pomona starting on Monday, Nov. 28.To view the rest of the article, please click here.

Pomona's 32nd Annual Home Tour - Sunday, December 4th, 2016 | 11 A.M. – 5 P.M.

Please join us for the Holiday Home tour to be held Sunday, December 4th, 2016.Please come see some of Pomona’s best historical homes dressed up in their holiday best!

Tickets are available by Clicking Here for $20 presale, or available on the day of the home tour at 375 W. Alvarado.


Lee Fields & The Expressions

Holy Hive

Fri, December 2, 2016

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

The Glass House

Pomona, CA

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is all ages

Lee Fields & The Expressions

At a time when many new artists are trying to emulate the soul and swagger of the 1960s, Lee Fields just has to record a new record. This authenticity is on full blast, once again, with Emma Jean, the new offering from Lee Fields and The Expressions on Brooklyn's own Truth & Soul Records.

Having been on the road touring for the better part of the last decade, it's evident that Lee Fields has hit an elevated stride with this album. There's a sharper wisdom in the songwriting – from the having loved, lost, and learned vibe of "Don't Leave Me This Way," backed by crooning guitar and wailing horns, to the sophisticated arrangements and studio acumen that's pared with Lee's straightforward sincerity in "Just Can't Win." And then there's "Magnolia," a cover of a JJ Cale song that embodies the late, great American singer-songwriter and the Tulsa Sound he helped create, that's refreshed with the Lee Fields approach.

Like past releases from this matchless pairing of Fields' warm-and-raw growl and The Expressions' switched-on and sharp musicianship, Emma Jean takes soul music in a familiar, but updated, direction. Mixed and partially recorded at Dan Auerbach's Nashville studio-country soul and bluesy rock are immediately noticeable. It brings a different kind of strut to Emma Jean, but Fields-born and raised in North Carolina-is right at home with the Southern soul sound. In fact, it feels like a natural progression; an organic, refreshingly pure next step.

You'd be forgiven a few years ago if you heard a Lee Fields song and thought it was somebody else: O.V. Wright, The Delfonics, or of course James Brown. But now, with the release of Emma Jean, there is no mistaking a Lee Fields track. A distinct soulful sound and a grown style has been forged between him and The Expressions. His 45 years of recording this music, 5 years deep now with Truth & Soul something has clarified. "He's 65 years old," says Leon Michels, co-owner of Truth & Soul and the man with the production credit on Emma Jean. "he's so focused, and has been working non-stop -he's singing the best he ever has." Emma Jean shows this progression and may prove that Fields, The Expressions, and Truth & Soul may be no longer interested in being contemporary soul music royalty. Instead, they seem more motivated to push this music in new directions and explore it's next steps.

Souper Bowl Fundraiser

Dec 06, 2016
Millard Sheets Art Center
Souper Bowl Fundraiser returns to Fairplex in the Millard Sheets Art Center
Tuesday, Dec. 6

4-6 p.m.
Select a one-of-a-kind handmade bowl designed by a CTEC art student and fill your bowl from a selection of delicious soups

The soup is yours to enjoy and the unique bowl is yours to keep

$15 includes handmade bowl and choice of soup

Guests have the opportunity to tour our art studios and watch pottery demonstrations by our students

For an additional $5 you can learn how to make your very own bowl with guidance from our ceramics students

All proceeds benefit the art programs of The Learning Centers at Fairplex

Free parking at Gate 1 on McKinley Ave.

Visit for more information

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show

Dec 04, 2016
Fairplex main lot
George Cross & Sons, Inc. presents the West Coast’s Largest Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show seven times per year.  At each event, you will find hundreds of vendors in over 2,000 vendor spaces selling tons of hard to find car parts and accessories at low swap meet prices.
Thousands of original and restored classic vehicles will be on display and for sale in six specialized Car Corral sections: Pre 1985 Classics, any year Corvettes, any year Porsches, Pre 1959 Street Rods, Pre 1985 Volkswagens and Pre 1985 Imports.
Since 1975, millions of automotive enthusiasts have come to Pomona from across the nation and around the world to find car parts, accessories, automobilia, customs and classics.  Make plans to participate in our next event! Come to buy, come to sell, come to look!
General admission is $10, children 12 and under are admitted FREE.
Parking is $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Dr.
For more information please call (714) 538-7091 or visit our website.
For Vendor information click here.
For Car Corral information click here.

Residence of George Rhoner 349 East Kingsley 1887


305 East Holt Ave. Pomona, CAL 1951

This house use to sit at the northeast corner of Palomars St. and Holt Ave.
Now there is a Chinese Restaurant in it's place, the only thing that remains of the house, is the small stone wall , you see in the picture and a couple of palm trees.

1886 Folies Bergere stage first revue


National Package Protection Day is the Wednesday after Thanksgiving. It encourages homeowners to stay alert and protect their homes against package theft, which becomes more and more prevalent during the holidays. [ 835 more words ]…/november-30-2016-nati…/

Ren's did you know about the Ontario Rotary Police Museum ?

Join the Ontario Museum of History & Art’s Curator of Collections, Michelle Sifuentes, and the Ontario Rotary Police Museum to learn about the history of the Ontario Police Department on Sunday, December 11th at 2 PM. Both organizations will be displaying items from their collections for public view.

Free Admission. Reservations Required. For more information, call (909) 395-2510.

Embark on a magical train ride and visit with Santa Claus

Embark on a magical train ride and visit with Santa Claus himself at his North Pole workshop. Ride the train where elves will lead your family in Christmas songs, holiday trivia games and storytelling. Santa greets the guests as they arrive at the workshop. Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus at a play area where children can play on Thomas train tables, a child-powered roller coaster and crafts. Enjoy refreshments at the Pinacate Station boarding area.
Train times: 11:00, 1:00, 3:...00, 5:30 & 7:00 on Saturday and Sunday and 5:30 & 7:00 on Friday.
Trains fill up fast. So it is advised to call the museum for reservations. Prices are ages 12 and up, $20; ages 2-11, $15, 951-943-3020. More info at

VIDEO: Lightning nearly strikes moving car

3 dead, at least 12 injured as wildfires scorch tourist area in Tennessee; 14,000 evacuated

World's oldest living person celebrates 117th birthday

Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest living person, marked her 117th birthday Tuesday, blowing out all the candles on her cake.

Beaming at the attention, Morano took in the festivities for her milestone celebration sitting in an armchair in her one-room apartment in the northern town of Verbania, joined by her two elderly nieces, a pair of caregivers and her long-time physician.

She received a greeting from Italy's president, read by an official, wishing her "serenity and good healthy," and appeared for a brief live broadcast on state-run television.

She happily accepted some gifts, including her favorite cookies, which she ate with some milk.

Then she blew out the candles on her cake - not one for every year, but three numerals to show her age, 117 - and quipped: "I hope I don't have to cut it!"

To the assembled well-wishers, Morano said, "I am happy to turn 117," and drew encouragement from her physician, Dr. Carlo Bava.

"Who would have said it?!" the doctor remarked. "When you were young everyone used to say you were weak and sick."

"Yes, yes," she responded.

Another party, including a visit from the mayor and another cake, was planned for the afternoon, after a nap.

Morano, who is believed to be the last surviving person in the world born in the 1800s, became the oldest living person in May.

Italy is known for its centenarians - many of whom live on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia - and gerontologists are studying Morano, along with a handful of Italians over 105, to try to figure out their longevity.

Bava has credited Morano's long life to her genetic makeup, "and nothing else."

LA homeless man making ends meet with self-made luxury pad

Witnesses recall frightening end to San Bernardino terror attacks

Southern California weather forecast Wednesday

VIDEO: SoCal parking lot fight turns into demolition derby

1938 dating guide for single women

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Ghosts of Riverside, CA - Exploring Evergreen Cemetery

Heritage House in Riverside CA

Green Spaces - A Brief History of Fairmount Park

ON TOP OF THINGS Jan 7, 2010

Restoring the Fox and the Grand Opening

LA homeless man making ends meet with self-made luxury pad

Army Air Power POFAS2015

Jim Henson | Full Episode

Muhammad Ali | The Legendary Boxing Comeback Begins

Exploring OFF LIMIT Areas WW2 Battleship : USS Iowa

Corona, California: Then & Now

POMONA READS! A Celebration of Books


Old Bricks and a Old College School



Lincoln Park Pomona Real Estate: Farmers Market Pearl and Garey. 7:30-11:30 every Saturday

Lincoln Park Pomona Real Estate: hot cocoa fundraiser bring canned goods.

Don't forget to join us this Saturday at 10:00 am!


Say the Word Left 2 Write Open Mic

December 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The dA Center for the Arts
252 S Main St d
Pomona, CA 91766

Holiday For Heroes

December 13, 2016 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Avalon - Inside Fairplex
1101 W McKinley Ave
Pomona, CA 91768
Pomona Chamber
(909) 622-1256


Batwings Catwings

Panoramic, Bellhaunts

Fri, December 9, 2016

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm


Pomona, CA


Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over


Dame Grrrl: A monthly night of female-fronted music

Sat, December 3, 2016

10:00 pm


Pomona, CA



This event is 21 and over


Dec 02, 2016 - 04, 2016
Expo Hall 10
Free admission
Friday noon-8 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Parking $10 at Gate 17


Holiday Half Marathon

Dec 10, 2016 - 11, 2016
Fairplex campus

Discover why it's called fun holiday half!
The Holiday Half Marathon & 5K is back and better then ever!

Parking at Gate 9 on White Ave.

Visit us on Facebook

Visit the website for registration and information

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

Dec 17, 2016 - 18, 2016
Fairplex main lot
The B.R.A.K.E.S. Teen Pro-Active Driving School is a free, defensive driving program. The school is designed for teenagers (aged 15-19) who already have a learner’s permit or driver’s license and have at least thirty hours of driving experience.
View these brief videos to learn more about B.R.A.K.E.S.
Click here to watch a video featured on Kia Motors official website!

Visit the website for information and registration

Parking at Gate 15 on Arrow Hwy.

1947 U.N. votes for partition of Palestine


#GIVINGTUESDAY We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. [ 267 more words ]…/november-29-national-…/

Don't forget, this Saturday (Dec 3) is our Living History Flying Day Event featuring the Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero! Be there as we talk about the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a speaker panel including noted author Dan King. Doors open at 9am and the event starts at 10am with a flight demonstration by the Zero (weather permitting) at noon.

Ren's did you know?

Ontario's Parks & Maintenance Department is committed to making the City look its best. Their mission statement is “We create and strengthen community value by enhancing the quality of life in the City of Ontario through our professional services, maintaining and preserving parkland, public facilities and City infrastructure.”
#125to125 #CelebrateOntario

Hours-long vandalism of car in Koreatown caught on camera

Wildfires Reach Dollywood's 'Doorstep'

Guest cabins at Dollywood have been evacuated amid a series of raging wildfires nearby in Tennessee, according to a representative for the resort and the state's emergency management agency.

The news comes as the town of Gatlinburg and nearby communities, including a portion of Pigeon Forge, where Dollywood is located, have come under a mandatory evacuation order.

Dean Flener, a spokesperson with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, told ABC News that the wildfires reached "right on the doorstep" of the Dollywood theme park but that firefighting crews managed to stop the blazes from progressing into the park overnight.

So far, the wildfire has burned more than 100 homes in the surrounding area and injured one person. Some 1,200 people were in a local shelter on Monday night and schools in two counties in the affected area will be closed on Tuesday, the agency said.

"We have fire crews on the park working with our team to protect structures," said Pete Owens, Dollywood Director of Media. "There is fire on the ridge near the park."

Owens said the guests in the property's cabins have been relocated.

There was so far no fire in the park, about 8 miles outside of Gatlinburg, as of late Monday night, Owens said.

A representative for Dolly Parton said that everything was OK so far inside the park as of Monday night.

Plane with 81 on board crashes in Colombia

A chartered aircraft with 81 people on board, including a Brazilian first division soccer team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport.

Aviation authorities said there are reports of at least six survivors.

"It's a tragedy of huge proportions," Medellin's Mayor Federico Gutierrez Gutierrez told Blu Radio on his way to the site in a mountainous area outside the city where aircraft crashed.

Aviation authorities said the aircraft, a British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane operated by a Bolivian charter airline named Lamia, declared an emergency at 10 p.m. Monday (0300 GMT) due to an electrical failure.

Authorities and rescuers were immediately activated but an air force helicopter had to turn back due to low visibility.

The aircraft, which made a stop in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, was transporting the first division Chapecoense soccer team from southern Brazil. The team was scheduled to play Wednesday in the first of a two-game Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional of Medellin.

The plane was carrying 72 passengers and nine crew members, aviation authorities said in a statement. Local radio said the same aircraft transported Argentina's national squad for a match earlier this month in Brazil.

A video published on the team's Facebook page showed the team readying for the flight earlier Monday in Sao Paulo's Guarulhos international airport.

The team, from the small city of Chapeco, joined Brazil's first division in 2014 for the first time since the 1970s and made it to the Copa Sudamericana finals last week by defeating Argentina's legendary San Lorenzo squad.