Friday, November 30, 2018

Wow what a shame



The Planes of Fame Air Museum is proud to feature our famed A6M5 Zero at the December Living History Flying Day Event! Doors open at 9am with the event starting at 10am. Around noon will we have a flight demonstration by our rare one-of-a-kind Zero! Look for live video of the Zero's startup and taxi out plus possibly some surprises!

Anchorage resident describes intense shaking from 7.0 quake

Trash Update

Looks great doesn't it, but hold on folks!.

The guy that had the trash on his property, just made it someone else's problem. What he did was just move the trash across the alley, isn't that illegal dumping?. 

Compact FWD Figure 8 - Irwindale Speedway

Rules of Trash Pickup here in Pomona

A Fence with Steam

Thursday, November 29, 2018

What to do with the "Pomona City Stable"

Only at the Bunny Gunner

Evasive Maneuvers
Larry White & Dee Cole

Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec 1,  6pm - 9pm
Through January 1, 2019

Hours:  Tues 12 - 6pm
Wed - Fri 10am - 6pm
& Sat 12 - 4pm

Getting that time again for The Triple Dog Dare

The Birds are coming, well their already here in Downtown Pomona

Seen these over at Western U today and all over Pomona. Seen them on street corners, parked on sidewalks. Seen a homeless trying to take what copper they have, yeah real popular with everyone.
(just kidding about the homeless person, or was I?.)

Trash is still here

This is in my alley at 1384 W. Second St. it's going well over two months since I've asked the city to come by and pick the trash up. Since then I've called several times for them to pick it up. The trash was in a blue city trash container, but when they came by to get the container, they left the trash.
So if this trash isn't picked up sometime next week. Then I will fill up a trash can, and take it to city hall and dump it on their doorstep, and see how they like looking at this trash. City of Pomona, you have been warned!. It's not a threat, just a promise.

Fly Me To The Moon

Rain sounds nice and relaxing

dA offers on this gorgeous rainy day!

Good morning Pomona.

The rain 🌧 is here! Public Works is offering free sandbags (up to 20 per household) to Pomona residents now-8pm today. Sandbags are available at the Pomona City Yard- 636 W. Monterey Ave. Proper ID required. — at City of Pomona Water Yard.


Welcome to Ptown

Ren's Then and Now


Pomona Things & Places from our past

Construction of Puddingstone Dam (1927)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Show Time 2018 William Waters Ceramics and Marilynn Waters Photography

Claremont Art Walk Saturday Reception November 3, 6 - 9pm
Bunny Gunner Gallery
230 W. Bonita Ave 
Claremont, CA 9171



the slummin gourmet

The Pomona Brick Co.

This is a "Images of Pomona Update"

Movies At The Fox: Muppet's Christmas, Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 2 PM – 4:30 PM

Come out for a FREE matinee showing of Muppets Christmas Carol! Watch this classic Christmas movie on the big screen from the comfort of the Fox's leather chairs in the balcony! Fun for the whole family!

DEC 7 Pomona Urban Agriculture Forum

Can the city of Pomona be home to more urban agriculture? Would you like the city to be greener, with more healthy food, economic opportunities, and places to meet your neighbors?

Join Mayor Tim Sandoval, The Institute for Public Strategies, The Inland Valley Urban Agriculture Coalition, and Cal Poly Pomona's Don B Huntley College of Agriculture as Cal Poly students present what they have learned about urban agriculture opportunities for the City of Pomona, including:

- Converting vacant lots into community gardens and urban farms
-Rooftop gardens
-School gardens
-Beekeeping and more!

DEC 15 Too Toxic to Trash

Free Household Hazardous and E-waste Recycling Roundup

The County of Los Angeles and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County is providing “Too Toxic to Trash” – a free event to Los Angeles County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste and electronic waste.

The event will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Brackett Field, located at Fairplex Drive and West McKinley Avenue in La Verne. More information about this and similar future events can be found at (888) CLEAN-LA and


DEC 8 Pomona Christmas Parade

The Downtown Pomona Owners Association invites you to the 2018 Sounds Of Christmas Parade in Downtown Pomona Saturday, December 8, 6-8pm. Over 100 entries representing 3,000 people young and old will take part. Bands, youth groups, car clubs, service organizations, dignitaries, floats, drill teams and more will fill the streets. Holiday at the Plaza in Shaun Diamond Plaza will be from 4-9pm with Santa Claus, snow, crafts and music. It is sure to be a magical event.
For parade applications and information on how to volunteer log onto

DEC 8 Holiday at the Plaza

Enjoy the holiday festivities at Shaun Diamond Plaza, and get a great view of the Annual Pomona Christmas Parade!

DEC 1 Exhibit-History of the Mexican Players & Padua Hills Theatre


Ginger Elliott Exhibit Center at Garner House | 840 N Indian Hill Blvd. | FREE

Join Claremont Heritage for a walk through the past, celebrating the historic Padua Hills Theatre and the Mexican Players who called it home for over 40 years!

SAT, DEC 1 AT 10 AM Claremont Village Walking Tour

Tour the unique downtown Village area of Claremont with a Claremont Heritage guide. The walking tour includes Historic Victorian, College and Commercial Buildings as well as the restored College Heights Lemon Packing House. Meet at the Claremont Depot 200 W. First St.
Walking tour is 2 hours long.
Fee: $5/person / pay docent directly please
- Advance reservations not necessary but appreciated. More info or to reserve please call 909-621-0848 thank you

The Glass House Concert Hall


For a few days in late 1954, a small hospital in San Bernardino was the center of attention for Hollywood’s elite, as well as for entertainment fans across America.
On Friday, Nov. 19, a rising star named Sammy Davis Jr. was rushed to San Bernardino County Hospital following a horrific car accident near the intersection of Cajon Boulevard (old Route 66) and Kendall Drive.
That cold November morning, Sammy and his valet Charlie Head were returning to Los Angeles after performing at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas. The two had left Las Vegas after Sammy’s show the previous evening and Charlie drove the first leg to Victorville where they stopped for gas.
Already road-weary, Sammy took over driving his shiny new black Cadillac down through the Cajon Pass and on toward San Bernardino. Charlie was laid out in the back seat trying to catch a couple of hours sleep before the pair’s arrival in Los Angeles.
It was just after 7 a.m. when Sammy encountered the fork where Kendall Drive split off to the left and Cajon Boulevard continued to the right. At the split, an elderly lady driving a Chrysler had missed her turn onto Kendall and was backing into Sammy’s lane to get herself back on course.
Sammy slammed into the rear of the Chrysler. The Cadillac careened off the Chrysler, miraculously missing oncoming traffic, and came to a stop after slamming into a stone column at the entrance to a driveway.
Arthur Silber Jr., Sammy’s close friend, lighting director, and production manager, said, “Sam’s car hit that rock pylon head on, and the force actually pushed the engine back into the front seat. A lot of people said if it weren’t for Sammy’s slight build, he would have been crushed by the engine.”
The impact of the crash had driven Sammy’s face into the steering wheel, and his left eye was forced out of its socket by the bullet-shaped cone at the center of the wheel. “Sammy broke his nose on the sun visor, and he broke his knee cap on the emergency brake handle,” Silber said.
Charlie also was badly injured in the collision. He was thrown face-first into the back of the steel-framed front seat. The blow fractured his jaw and broke out all of his teeth, but Charlie remained conscious.
The driver of the Chrysler and her passenger were both injured, too. The two ladies were thrown into the back seat of their car by the impact. The driver, 72-year-old Helen Boss, suffered a back injury, and her passenger, 69-year-old Bessie Ross, suffered a broken leg.
Sammy and Charlie were rushed by ambulance to San Bernardino County Hospital and were transferred to San Bernardino Community Hospital later that day.
Sammy spent six agonizing hours in the hospital hallway waiting for an operating room in the cramped and outdated building at the corner of Fourth Street and Arrowhead Avenue. That evening, well-known San Bernardino eye surgeon Frederick H. Hull operated on Sammy’s eye.
Family and friends were gathered at the hospital, nervously awaiting news of Sammy’s condition. Hull came out after the surgery and told the anxious group that he had to remove Sammy’s left eye, and it was still touch-and-go for his right eye. The good news was that Sammy’s other injuries would heal in time. He also reported that Charlie would recover from his injuries.
During the surgery on Sammy, Hull had attached a prosthetic socket onto Sammy’s left eye muscles that would be used to hold and direct a “glass eye” that would be implanted after he healed further.
Soon after hearing the news, Hollywood’s biggest stars rallied to support Sammy’s recovery and many made the trip to be at his bedside in San Bernardino. Jeff Chandler, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh were among the first to visit. Eddie Cantor and Frank Sinatra also came to visit.
The hospital stay had a profound impact on Sammy’s life in more than one way. It was in San Bernardino that he began his conversion to Judaism after a visit from a rabbi chaplain. Sammy said, “Yeah, and we had a long talk. Some of the things he said helped me; and for the first time in my life, a religion started to make sense to me.”
Sammy was released from the hospital on Sunday, Nov. 28. He was so grateful to Hull and the hospital staff for the care he received that he promised to come back to San Bernardino and do a benefit show when the new community hospital was completed.
“Frank (Sinatra) insisted that Sammy stay at his house in Palm Springs while he was recovering, and you just don’t say no to Frank,” said Silber. “So he went and spent a couple of weeks out there just taking it easy.”
After the accident, Sammy regained and even refined his famous dance moves. He went on to become a superstar, breaking down color barriers in virtually every entertainment venue from nightclubs to Broadway to TV and movies and records.
On Nov. 15, 1958, Sammy came back to San Bernardino and made good on his promise to do a benefit for the new community hospital. The star-studded show sold out all 7,500 seats in the Swing Auditorium at the National Orange Show Events Center and raised $20,000 for the new hospital.
Sammy himself opened the extravaganza with “Let Me Sing.” He then introduced Judy Garland who graced the packed house with eight songs including her trademark “Over the Rainbow.” Other stars included James Garner, Sidney Poitier, Danny Thomas and Shirley MacLaine.
“Sammy helped so many people over the years,” said Silber. “One of the things a lot of people don’t realize is how many doors Sammy Davis Jr. opened up in his lifetime. It’s hard to believe these days, but Sammy was the first black man to walk through a Las Vegas casino.”
Sammy passed away from throat cancer on May 16, 1990, at the age of 64. The lights of the Las Vegas Strip were dimmed to honor the passing of one of the town’s favorite superstars.
Arthur Silber Jr. provides a fascinating personal account of his years with Sammy in his book “Sammy Davis Jr. – Me and My Shadow.” For more information, visit online at

Did You Know The City of Ontario partners with various agencies to help the homeless in our community?

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Stein horse & buggy of firm

Mr. Bu[illegible]hart & little dog Mr. Stein horse & buggy of firm H. G. Reu[illegible] Mr. Downing others, just by standers Picture taken 1896 For the Historical Society given by Mrs Phil Stein Dec. 1940 102-108 E 2nd/Garey? razed?  [Eventually became State Bank]

Where was the "Pacific Electric Trolley Station" here in Pomona

Dec 1, "Stuff-A-Cruiser Toy Drive"

Help us fill our police cars with new, unwrapped toys! All the donations received on this day will be donated to Pomona families in-need this holiday season.
The event takes place this Saturday, 8am-3pm at the Target on Rio Rancho Rd.

Do you have bulky items you need picked-up?

 Residents can have large items collected at no charge through the program.
Call (909) 395-2050 to schedule an appointment.

Only at "The dA Center for the Arts"

Park West

Monday, November 26, 2018

NASA celebrates Mars InSight lander touching down on red planet

What will NASA's InSight do on Mars?

Live: NASA’s InSight spacecraft to make historic landing on Mars

What's up with this mural?

What's the lowdown on this here mural, well here it is.
Many months of research, and countless bribes I had to pay out, to find out what the heck is up with this mural.
Did an unknown Mayan come and paint this mural, and died before he could finish it?.
Heck No!, the people you took over the corner there on Garey and W. Second St.. The Dia De Los Pueros. thought it would be nice to have a mural on the outside wall. Well it looks nice, But Hold On!.
The city of Pomona said, let me see that there permit. Well I guess they thought, they didn't need no stinkin permit.
And the city said, yes you do need a stinkin permit, so they had to stop, and that's why you see a unfinished mural.
Film at 11:00   

PDM, Pomona: Ridin' the 909 with PVBC Mini Documentary

Real Estate Information Video, Real Estate Public Service Video, Realtor Community Video, Equifax

Welcome to "Scrappy Toys"

Pomona's "Helicopter Services"

Pomona's History, Montgomery Ward History here in Pomona

PDM, United Artists Theater: A Minute with REN

NASA's InSight Lander on Course for Mars Touchdown - 7 Minutes of Terror -

Friday, November 23, 2018

Coming this weekend

Porky and Dee O Gee, memorized by the Fox Marque.

This morning the guys never seen the lights in motion. They were memorized by the light show, and they just stood there, not saying nothing, speechless.
So hopeful when I play it on  the T.V. same thing happens at home.
Keeping my fingers crossed.

We have a new update on the "New Pomona Church"

Good morning all!. buy the way, city of Pomona, who have a light out.
Well I went by this morning, as you can see Mr. Sunshine isn't up yet (going to have a talk with that boy). So here is the update.

So as you can see we have some exposed bricks here, fear not, their on top of things.

There you go, their patching all the exposed brick, right on!.

Again, more patch work.

Much better.

They also painted some of the handrails.

OK, saved the best for last, here is a peak at the colors, their going to paint the church. But if they decide to change the color, I'll let you all know.
The dark colors on the trim and the gingerbread molding on the outside, will make them or noticeable, stand out more. As you can see, what they did paint.
When I use to paint houses with a friend George White, he would put a couple of color samples on the house. For the owner to decide which color they liked. Well maybe that's what is happening here.
But like I said, I'll keep you all updated.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Just another day on West Second St.

Looks like this trucker, lost his load here on Tuesday. It would seem that his real wheels, have fallen off mysteriously.
Well as you can see in the last picture, they we're able to get him back on the road, by the using  another trailer.