Tuesday, January 31, 2017

This is totalitarian resistance from the left of a law that the POTUS can carry out. Protest accepts underlying premise that he can do this.

The Doobie Brothers - South City Midnight Lady (from Rockin' Down The Highway)

David Bowie - Starman

David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust

Pomona's M.V.B. - U2: Where The Streets Have No Name

Einstein and his therapist. "Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know."

Street vending decriminalized in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council voted to decriminalize street vending on Tuesday, paving the way for the city to start permitting and regulating street vendors.

The ordinance, proposed by councilmembers Curren Price, Joe Buscaino, and José Huizar, passed by an 11 to 2 vote.

The city passed the ordinance to decriminalize street vending in the wake of President Donald Trump's executive orders for his controversial refugee and immigration ban.

"We cannot continue to allow an unregulated system that penalizes hard-working, mostly immigrant, vendors with possible criminal misdemeanor charges, particularly in the current political environment," Huizar said in a written statement. "These people are not asking for a handout, they are asking for an opportunity to lift themselves up and provide for their families."

Officials said a report was being prepared on the best way to implement a program, and once completed, a new ordinance would be written to give the Board of Public Works the power to issue permits for vendors.

Councilmembers said Los Angeles was one of the only major cities in the U.S. that didn't allow sidewalk vending.

An estimated 10,000 food vendors and 40,000 other vendors do business on sidewalks and parks in L.A., according to numbers released by the city's chief legislative analyst.

Those in opposition to the ordinance said the policy would be unfair to brick and mortar businesses that pay higher taxes, rent and employees.

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Bomb threats prompt evacuation of Jewish community centers in Long Beach and across US

A bomb threat call prompted the temporary evacuation of a Jewish community center in Long Beach Tuesday morning amid similar incidents in San Diego and across the U.S.

Officers responded about 9:15 a.m. to the 3800 block of Willow Street, where the staff of the Alpert Jewish Community Center implemented their action plan and self-evacuated the building, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

No devices were found during a search of the facility, assisted by K-9 units, said police spokeswoman Marlene Arrona. The area was deemed safe just before noon.

In the San Diego neighborhood of University City, the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center was evacuated due to a bomb threat shortly before 9 a.m., local police said. Authorities scoured the facility and gave an "all clear" about 10:30 a.m.

Jewish community centers in Colorado, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Utah and Wisconsin were also evacuated Tuesday due to threats, according to news reports, the third such spate of threats this month.

Bomb threats were made to 27 Jewish community centers in 17 states on Jan. 18., the JCC Association of North America said. Following the first round of unfounded threats, which affected 16 centers in nine states Jan. 9, the FBI launched an investigation.

City News Service contributed to this report.

Vin Scully honored by Southern California Broadcasters Association

Derek Fisher's Tarzana home burglarized; $300K in jewelry stolen

Burglars stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in jewelry from the Tarzana home of former Los Angeles Laker Derek Fisher, police said.

The burglary occurred Monday sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Fisher's residence located in the 5800 block of Shirley Avenue, authorities said.

No one was home at the time of the incident, according to LAPD.

Investigators said the thieves somehow made entry into the home and took off with more than $300,000 in jewelry.

The investigation was ongoing.

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Connecticut Trolley Museum

Family builds 20-foot snowman in their front yard

FDA confirms elevated levels of toxic substance in popular teething tablets

White Pass and Yukon Route

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Grand Funk Railroad - I'm Your Captain/Closer To Home

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Umm, Wistappear

Fri, February 3, 2017

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


Pomona, CA



This event is 21 and over

Dame Grrrl: A monthly night of female-fronted music

Sat, February 4, 2017

10:00 pm


Pomona, CA



This event is 21 and over

Horse Expo Pomona

Feb 03, 2017 - 05, 2017
Several Fairplex Expo Halls and campus locations
One of the fastest growing expos in the United States, California’s Western States Horse Expo in 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.
Attending the expo is a low-cost, high quality way to stay engaged in the horse industry, making sure you have the tools, knowledge and products to help make the most of your investment in the horse owning lifestyle year round.
9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily

Ultimate Super Horse Challenge is Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Early Bird tickets available now

Visit for tickets, information and registration

Parking is $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Dr.

JAMZ Southern California Challenge Cup

Feb 04, 2017
Expo Hall 4
Exciting southern California dance competition

This event will be split by Division I & Division II

Spectator Fees:


•Seniors (65+)

•Ages 6-15

•Ages 5 & younger

Parking at Gate 17 on Fairplex Dr. at prevailing rates
Visit the website for registration and information

Circle K NHRA Winternationals

Feb 09, 2017 - 12, 2017
Famous Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
NHRA's 2017 season opener at famous Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
Four days of high-flying excitement-get your tickets now!
Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
Parking $15 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Dr. Click here to buy parking
Visit for more information & to buy tickets

Rachel Carson

U2 - With Or Without You

Trump's Road to the White House

Traveling Wilburys - End Of The Line

1950 Truman announces development of H-bomb


There are over 1,200 national days. Don’t miss a single one. Celebrate Every Day with National Day Calendar! HISTORY Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Backward Day. HOW TO OBSERVE Do things backwards and use #NationalBackwardDay to post on social media. [ 401 more words ]

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The City of Ontario Recreation & Community Services Department is currently accepting applications for the following positions: Lifeguard, Instructor Guard, Pool Manager, and Senior Pool Manager.

For additional information and to apply online, please visit www.ontarioca.gov/employment. #CityofOntario

Calling all Artiest!


REMINDER: Come meet the new Lieutenant assigned to the Northwest Quadrant on Tuesday, January 31st from 7-8pm at Roosevelt Elementary School- 701 N. Huntington.

If you have any questions, please contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 909-620-2108.

First Saturday Every Month. Great Venue. Great Cause.

Understanding Key Immigration Terms in Light of Trump's Executive Order

President Trump's executive action last week restricting admission to the United States for some immigrants raised a number of questions about the legal status of travelers to the country.

Many of the classifications related to travel and immigration status are not interchangeable and define particular rights and allowances under law.

Here are a few of the terms to know, based on information from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the State Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement:


A visa is a temporary authorization for a person to live in or visit a country. In the U.S., non-immigrant visas can be issued to tourists, business travelers and students, among others, for temporary visits, but are also granted to persons wishing to reside in the country permanently. Immigrant visas are often issued to non-citizen spouses or family members of U.S. citizens, or those relocating for a job.

Visas may limit the number of entries to the U.S. and also have expiration dates. Upon the expiration of a visa, if the holder does not apply for an extension or a green card, they are expected to leave the country.

Green Card

"Green card" is the colloquial term for a form of identification for non-citizen permanent residents of the U.S.

There is more than one way for immigrants to obtain a green card, though the process can take several years. The most common paths to obtaining one include family connections, such as being the parents, spouse or child of a U.S. citizen; obtaining sponsorship from an employer, with preference given to workers with "extraordinary abilities;" or receiving classification as a refugee or asylum seeker.

The number of green cards issued is limited on an annual basis and the order in which they are processed generally follows the order in which applications were received.

Lawful Permanent Resident

A permanent resident is a green card holder, someone who may live in the U.S. indefinitely but has not obtained citizenship. Permanent residents can work and live in the country and are expected to pay taxes, but cannot vote.

Those with permanent resident status can apply for citizenship after five years -- or three if they are married to a U.S. citizen -- or can choose to remain permanent residence and renew their green cards every 10 years.


Under U.S. law, the term "refugee" refers to a person who has left his or her country and who has demonstrated or who has fear of persecution under certain categories. Under the 1951 United Nations definition, a refugee has a "well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion" or who, because of ongoing events, "is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to" their home country.

Refugees receive specific classification because they may be able to receive prioritized processing for visas and green cards. The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program was established in 1980 to resettle those "who are of special humanitarian concern" and provides assistance in finding employment, health care and language acquisition.


An immigrant is traditionally a person moving to a new country in order to live there, but unlike a refugee, is doing so by choice, not a perceived necessity. Immigrants who wish to remain in the United States permanently are expected to arrive with an immigrant visa and eventually apply for a green card.


In the U.S., there are three types of citizenship: birthright citizens are those who were born in the U.S. and some territories, derived citizens who acquire citizenship through their parents and naturalized citizens, who were nationals of other countries and followed the process to acquire citizenship.

Naturalized citizens must first be permanent residents and can then file an application for citizenship. Further steps include an interview with a Citizenship and Immigration Services officer, an English and civics exam and the administration of the Oath of Allegiance.

Citizenship entitles the resident to all rights and protections provided by law, including the right to vote. Citizenship generally cannot be involuntarily revoked except under extreme circumstances, such as the commitment of acts of treason.

Dual Citizenship

Dual citizens are considered fully-fledged members of more than one country and entitled to the rights granted to citizens in each.

Not all countries allow the status and require residents applying for citizenship to first revoke prior citizenship. In the U.S., naturalized citizens are not required to do so, meaning that upon the completion of the citizenship process, they may be dual citizens.

U.S. dual citizens living outside of the country must still pay taxes to the federal government.


Stubborn fire breaks out at feed store in Norco

Crews were battling an intense, hourslong fire at a feed store in Norco early Monday morning.

The fire broke out shortly before 2 a.m. at Tony's Hay and Grain shop in the 1300 block of Sixth Street, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

About 100 bales of hay were burning within the structure, which was closed at the time. Fire officials said no injuries were reported.

As of 5 a.m., the fire was contained to the burning stacks, and the blaze was not yet declared a knockdown.

Meantime, Valley View and Sierra avenues were closed in both directions as firefighters battled the flames.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.

California Dream Eater gets to sample the best of state's cuisine

Southern California weather forecast Tuesday

Hollywood Hills debris flow takes out power lines, threatens homes

Monday, January 30, 2017

New Orleans Regional Transit Authority

Jan 31, 1795: Alexander Hamilton resigns from GW's cabinet, ending his term as the 1st Secretary of the Treasury

President John F. Kennedy feeds a deer at Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA, 1963. Photograph by Cecil William.

Girl Scout Cookie cereal is a thing and it's here


- Girl Scout Cookie cereal is a thing and it should be on store shelves nationwide!
General Mills confirmed that the two Girl Scout Cookie-flavored cereals will be available for purchase in January 2017.

The Caramel Crunch flavor appears to be similar to the popular Samoas cookies and there is also Thin Mint cereal, of course.

Both cereals show on the box that there are no high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors listed as ingredients.
General Mills says it is a limited edition product that will be at stores nationwide, and they began shipping the cereal earlier this month.

Police now say only 1 suspect in Canada mosque shooting

Jan. 31 is deadline to enroll in Covered California

11K participating in largest concussion study ever conducted

Off-duty LAPD officer shoots, wounds 2 burglary suspects at home in Downey, authorities say

Lexus driver wanted in deadly hit and run of bicyclist in Whittier

Investigators were searching for a driver wanted in connection with the deadly hit and run of a bicyclist in Whittier on Monday.

Whittier police said a female driver hit a bicyclist in the 9100 block of Calmada Avenue north of Lambert Road at about 7:30 a.m.

Authorities said the victim, described as a man, was struck near a bike trail.

Nearby streets were closed off as detectives investigated the incident.

The suspect's vehicle was described as a newer pearl colored four-door Lexus with tinted windows. Officials said the suspect's vehicle had black and white paper plates.

The vehicle should have front-end damage, according to police.

If you have any information that could aid detectives in their investigation, you were urged to call the Whittier Police Department at (562) 567-9299.

Boy Scouts to allow transgender children in scouting programs

The Boy Scouts of America says it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs.

The organization announced Monday that it had made the decision to base enrollment in boys-only programs on the gender a child or parent lists on the application to become a scout.

The organization had previously held a policy that relied on the gender listed on a child's birth certificate.

A spokeswoman for the organization says it made the decision based on states and communities changing how gender is defined.

A transgender child in Secaucus, New Jersey, was asked late last year to leave his Scout troop after parents and leaders found out he is transgender.

DEVELOPING: We will provide more details as they become available.

1976 murder of Righteous Brothers singer's ex-wife in in Hermosa Beach solved

Law enforcement officials from Los Angeles and Orange counties announced Monday that the cold case murder of Karen Klaas, ex-wife of famed singer Bill Medley, has been solved through the use of "familial" DNA testing.

Klaas, 32, was found sexually assaulted, strangled and left unconscious in her Hermosa Beach home on Jan. 30, 1976, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. She was taken to a hospital, where she lay in a coma for five days before her death several days later.

Kenneth Troyer was named as the murder suspect during a news conference attended by Medley and other family members. Troyer, who allegedly committed several sexual assaults and robberies, was fatally shot by authorities in Orange County in 1982.

He was identified by a familial DNA search, a technology in which investigators scour law enforcement databases to find possible relatives of an individual suspected of a crime. Troyer was linked to the murder case through a DNA sample collected six years ago from a "first-degree" relative, sheriff's Capt. Steve Katz said.

The captain declined to specify the family member's relationship with Troyer, but said a father or son is an example of a first-degree relative.

Medley, best known as one of the Righteous Brothers with former singing partner Bobby Hatfield, thanked those who had worked for years to solve the case.

"It's been a long road, and we're just thrilled that we can close the book on this," Medley said, adding that he "became numb" when he initially learned the suspect's identity had been discovered.

Klaas remarried after her marriage with Medley. She and her new husband had a child who was 4 years old in late January 1976. Klaas dropped off the child at daycare and went home on the day of the fatal attack, authorities said.

When neighbors were unable to contact her, they became concerned and notified police. A man was seen leaving her home at the time but Klaas' killer was never located. Investigators ruled out her husband as a suspect.

At the news conference, Orange County Sheriff Jim McDonnell praised the tenacity of homicide detectives who continued to work the case even after an initial familial DNA search in 2011 proved fruitless. Investigators were able to name Troyer as the killer after requesting another search last year, the sheriff said.

"The familial DNA search is the only reason Troyer was identified in this horrific crime," he said.

Acting attorney general says DOJ will not defend refugee executive order

Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, a Democratic appointee, directed Justice Department attorneys not to defend President Donald Trump's controversial executive refugee and immigration ban, declaring Monday that she was not convinced that the order was lawful.

Her directive was likely to be temporary, given that Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump's pick for attorney general, will likely move to uphold the president's policy. Sessions is awaiting Senate confirmation.

Still, Yates' abrupt decision deepened the chaos surrounding Trump's order.

At least three top national security officials - Defense Secretary James Mattis, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Rex Tillerson, who is awaiting confirmation to lead the State Department - have told associates they were not aware of details of directive until around the time Trump signed it.

Leading intelligence officials were also left largely in the dark, according to U.S. officials.

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations committee, said that despite White House assurances that congressional leaders were consulted, he learned about the order in the media.

The fallout was immediate: Friction between Trump and his top advisers and a rush by the Pentagon to seek exemptions to the policy.

The White House approach also sparked an unusually public clash between a president and the civil servants tasked with carrying out his policy.

A large group of American diplomats circulated a memo voicing their opposition to the order, which temporarily halted the entire U.S. refugee program and banned all entries from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days.

In a startling combative response, White House spokesman Sean Spicer challenged those opposed to the measure to resign.

"They should either get with the program or they can go," Spicer said.

The blowback underscored Trump's tenuous relationship with his own national security advisers, many of whom he met for the first time during the transition, as well as with the government bureaucracy he now leads.

While Trump outlined his plan for temporarily halting entry to the U.S. from countries with terror ties during the campaign, the confusing way in which it finally was crafted stunned some who have joined his team.

Mattis, who stood next to Trump during Friday's signing ceremony, is said to be particularly incensed.

A senior U.S. official said Mattis, along with Joint Chiefs Chairman Joseph Dunford, was aware of the general concept of Trump's order but not the details.

Tillerson has told the president's political advisers that he was baffled over not being consulted on the substance of the order.

U.S. officials and others with knowledge of the Cabinet's thinking insisted on anonymity in order to disclose the officials' private views.

Trump's order pauses America's entire refugee program for four months and indefinitely bans all those from war-ravaged Syria.

Critics dispute the president's assertion that the policy is needed to keep Americans safe, noting that recent acts of extremist violence have been carried out either by U.S. citizens or by individuals whose families weren't from the nations singled out in the order.

The president has privately acknowledged flaws in the rollout, according to a person with knowledge of his thinking.

But he's also blamed the media - his frequent target - for what he believes are reports exaggerating the dissent and the number of people actually affected.

Trump has also said he believes the voters who carried him to victory support the plan as a necessary step to safeguard the nation. And he's dismissed objectors as attention-seeking rabble-rousers and grandstanding politicians.

After a chaotic weekend during which some U.S. legal permanent residents were detained at airports, some agencies were moving swiftly to try to clean up after the White House.

Homeland Security, the agency tasked with implementing much of the refugee ban, clarified that customs and border agents should allow legal residents to enter the country.

The Pentagon was trying to exempt Iraqis who worked alongside the U.S. and coalition forces from the 90-day ban on entry from the predominantly Muslim countries.

"There are a number of people in Iraq who have worked for us in a partnership role, whether fighting alongside us or working as translators, often doing so at great peril to themselves," said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman.

Policies with such broad reach are typically vetted by affected agencies and subject to review by multiple agencies. It's a process that can be frustratingly slow but is aimed at avoiding unintended consequences.

On Capitol Hill, lawmakers in Trump's party sought to distance themselves from the wide-ranging order.

While Spicer said "appropriate committees and leadership offices" on Capitol Hill were consulted, GOP lawmakers said their offices had no hand in drafting the order and no briefings from the White House on how it would work.

"I think they know that it could have been done in a better way," Corker said of the White House.

The executive order was largely crafted by Steve Bannon, Trump's chief strategist, and Stephen Miller, a young policy adviser and former congressional aide to Trump's pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions.

Spicer insisted the advisers had kept departments "in the loop at the level necessary," but he sidestepped questions about whether Cabinet secretaries were directly involved in the process.

Some Trump supporters defended the president, saying his actions should not have come as a surprise given his positions during the campaign.

"Nothing he did over the weekend was new," said Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker and an informal adviser.

He conceded that coordination could have been better, but he said Trump's vow to quickly bring change to Washington will sometimes mean he needs to prioritize fast action over broad consultation.

"If you're the reformer, you need the momentum," Gingrich said.

Great Escapes of World War II Part 1 Documentary

Sharon Van Etten - "Every Time the Sun Comes Up" (Live at St. Pancras Old Church, London)

Santa Clara Hour 2 (2015)

10 Dark Secrets About Disney

Creepiest Places in the Czech Republic

McKinney Avenue Transit Authority

Next Performance - Serenades of Love - Saturday, February 4 at 4 pm


Umm, Wistappear

Fri, February 3, 2017

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


Pomona, CA



This event is 21 and over

Circle K NHRA Winternationals

Feb 09, 2017 - 12, 2017
Famous Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
NHRA's 2017 season opener at famous Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
Four days of high-flying excitement-get your tickets now!
Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
Parking $15 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Dr. Click here to buy parking
Visit for more information & to buy tickets

World's Greatest Hobby On Tour

Expo Hall 4
America's coast-to-coast Train Show

The show features
◾100,000 square foot exhibit hall
◾50,000 square feet of huge operating model railroads
◾Walt Disney’s Railroad Story by author Michael Broggie
◾Free riding train for kids
◾200+ Booths of manufacturers and retailers
◾100 Trains for kids to play with
◾Demonstrations, seminars and new products

Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Visit for tickets & information

Ages 15 & younger are admitted free

Parking $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Dr.