Monday, December 31, 2018

The Weight - The Band

Civil War Ghosts (Documentary)

John Prine - Knockin' On Your Screen Door

Pomona City Hall Update

Union Pacific 'Big Boy' #4005 | Running in Tauranga, New Zealand 2018

Teaching Porky How To Drive

The Goo Goo Dolls - Iris (I Just Want You To Know Who I Am) With Lyrics

Grand Opening

Pomona Mall Fountains

Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Ted Yoder cover Tears for Fears

Prankster Reveals His Magician Friend's Secrets With No Mercy

Been there, done that, So that's what I look like

No I think you should go see a foot doctor


Scrappy Toys and the Cardboard House

Pomona's Southside Historical Society. with Ren

Pomona's Hidden Secret at Memorial Park , a wish that might come true

Any of these bring back fun memories?

FEB 16 Ontario Art Walk February

Join us at the Ontario Art Walk! FREE all age event. Come out and enjoy music, art, and food!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

New Layout Build - Magnorail

David Gilmour - Wish You Were Here

Give a Little Bit Singer/Songwriter Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, with Orchestra

This boys parents gave him a pair of Enchroma sunglasses

Very sad day

And the Cat said...

On location with Artiest Andre Miripoisky

And what do you see?

Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life Again

Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Art: Let There be Light by Abraham Rattner

Oh yeah, much better

The Pomona fairgrounds was the location of one of…

Pom Lanes in South Pomona (1961)

Inside of the Rainbow Gardens in Pomona

Pomona Bank - SW corner of Garey and Second (1925

Shopping center SW corner of Towne and Arrow Hwy (1959)

Ever been?

And their still around today

Have you ever been there?

Love the place, miss it

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Morning pictures

The Forgotten Faces of Spadra

Moving the Seaver House

The move of the 175-ton Seaver House from Pomona, where it was built in 1900, to Claremont, a distance of 10 miles, requiring 20 hours, a nine-man team and the cooperation of numerous utilities workers responsible for lifting or removing overhead wires, took place on the nights of Sept. 11 and 12, 1979. A remarkable feat of engineering, the relocation also provided an occasion witnessed, and remembered to this day, by many. Because of its size, the house was cut in two (and its roof removed). To minimize traffic congestion and because of the distance involved, the relocation took place over the course of two nights; during the intervening day, the divided structure, suddenly ungainly in appearance, rested at the Pomona Fairgrounds. The building arrived in Claremont at 4 a.m. on Sept. 12 accompanied by College officials, members of the Seaver family, and a veritable parade of curious onlookers, many on bicycles and roller skates.

Historic Pomona Shipwreck: March 17, 1908


Pomona's Farmers Market

PDM, Karl Benjamin Pomona Mural: A Minute with REN

Pomona Antique Mart

We want to spend New Year’s Day with you. Start the year off right with lots of perks from us & a day of fun filled treasure hunting. We will be open from 10am to 6pm on New Years Day 💠

Friday, December 28, 2018

Craft in America CALIFORNIA

We'll Meet Again Korean War Brothers in Arms

La FEMME Artiste Exhibition...coming Feb.1, 2019

Mount Lowe Railway - the guided tour

Pomona Gang Boy, the movie is kind of corny. But it does have some good old pictures of Pomona.

Here today, gone tomorrow.

What happened? I went by this morning and "Toys R Us" sign was gone. Well maybe the people wanted it back, First on the scene 😎.

#Advisory: The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind advisory through Saturday, with wind gusts reaching 60mph. 💨

Time to go tell someone, to "go fly a kite", I know a few, lol.

“Who was Mr. Puddingstone?”

“Who was Mr. Puddingstone?” a young college student asked recently. Alas — there was no Mr. Puddingstone for whom the Lake and Dam might be named.

According to Mrs. Harry Walker, our first Historian, its name was suggested when a group of friends walked from Grand Ave. (now Damien) to the Falls about 1888 for a picnic. Some of the (conglomerate) rocks in the area seemed to them to resemble raisins in a pudding, so they decided to call the place “Puddingstone” Falls. (You can still see these rocks in places near the Lake - notably on the hill just to the SW of Brackett Field and near the present “Hot Tubs”.)
In 1890, when surveying the meadow where Saturnino Carrion had grazed his cattle, William Mount identified this as an ideal site for a natural reservoir. (He called the place “Pudding Hole”.) J. H. Adams of Covina, claimed that “God almighty has built this reservoir for the people, that this valley may become luxuriant and match the glory of the sunshine.” However, it was not until 1928 that Puddingstone Dam was dedicated and the Lake filled from the stream that ran down from San Dimas Canyon.

Puddingstone Falls
The Park surrounding the Lake was also known as Puddingstone until County Supervisor Frank Bonelli retired, when the name was changed in his honor to its present identification as “Bonelli Park.”

Early street names were altered for reasons we can sometimes only guess at. The street now named “Damien” for the Catholic High School on Bonita Avenue was originally “Grand Avenue.” Since the Grand Avenue in Covina is a major artery, the Fire Department asked that our street be renamed to minimize confusion.

San Dimas Canyon Road was known for many years as Artesia Street. Probably it was named for the Artesian Wells at Mud Springs, which had their location around the present intersection of San Dimas Canyon Road and Arrow Highway. Was it perhaps when the north end of the road was improved into the Canyon that the name was changed? Or when the artesian wells ran dry?

“Bank Street” was the name of the one-block-long street beside the First National Bank of San Dimas. When the Fruit Exchange opened its office on that street, the name went to Exchange Place, which it is now.

It seems reasonable that the street beside the Santa Fe Depot was called Depot Street. At what point did
some City-Beautiful person decide that it should be Monte Vista?

When we had one of our rainy winters, did water come roaring down Cataract Street? And what developer dreamed of an Ocean Bluff when he named that street? We know Dunning Way and St. George Drive were both named for the family who owned the large property on both sides of Lone Hill Avenue, north of Arrow Highway, but who was “Amelia”?

And then there’s “Eucla” - which was originally “Eucalyptus” - was it shortened by a sign-painter who couldn’t spell

We Stand Alone Together - Band of Brothers - Do not let their memory fall

JAN 5 Anderson Speaks about Animalia by Women Artists in Post-War Cl

The Claremont Museum of Art is pleased to partner with Claremont Heritage and Cathleen Ford Miner to present a lecture by curator and art historian Susan M. Anderson that focuses on the women artists featured in the Claremont Museum of Art’s current exhibition.

Join us on Saturday, January 5 at 4:00 p.m. at the Claremont Heritage Ginger Elliott Gallery, for this informative talk followed by a reception. The Gallery is located in Memorial Park at 840 N Indian Hill Blvd, Claremont. We invite you to visit the museum exhibition in the Depot at 200 W. First Street, before the lecture from noon to 4:00 p.m., or after during the Village Art Walk, from 6 to 9:00 p.m.

The informative talk will focus on the women artists featured in the Claremont Museum of Art’s current exhibition Primal Nature: Animalia by Women in Post-War Claremont. A reception will follow the lecture. Visit the museum in the Depot at 200 W. First Street noon to 4:00 p.m. to see the exhibition before the lecture or stop by after for Art Walk from 6 to 9:00 p.m.Primal Nature: Animalia by Women in Post-War Claremont examines how animals, both real and fantastic, occupied an important place in artistic expression in mid-twentieth century Claremont. On display through January 6, the exhibition features the art of women who were art faculty or students at Scripps College and Claremont Graduate School—Jean Goodwin Ames, Barbara Beretich, Betty Davenport Ford, Marjorie Burgeson, Susan Hertel, Martha Underwood, Nina De Creeft Ward—as well as other local artists—Dora de Larios, Ingrid Petersen, Hildred Reents and Ellamarie Wooley. The artists were selected not only for their work as ceramists, painters, enamelists and sculptors, but also for their contributions as educators, promoters and community-builders for the arts after World War II

Start the year off right with lots of perks

We want to spend New Year’s Day with you. Start the year off right with lots of perks from us & a day of fun filled treasure hunting. We will be open from 10am to 6pm on New Years Day 💠

Don’t want to SEE

Only at the da art gallery here in Pomona

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Female Artist Call! Space is Limited!

Waters Cannery 1893 Became Sunset Cannery 1914 Palomares St.

Orange Belt Fruit Distributors Inc.

Packing and shipping of citrus fruit. 1940. Western U parking lot now, I grew up a block away. Goodwill is across the street (not shown in Picture) was located on E. Second St. just to give you an idea where it was at.

Orange Belt Fruit Distributors, Pomona Packers and Shippers of Citrus Fruits

Papa (Richards) Bess & Kate Pomona, CA 1900

The 34th National Orange Show at San Bernardino

Just waiting on a friend

The Rolling Stones - Waiting On A Friend

Northwest corner of Main St. and Second St. looking east.

From the Pomona Progress-Bulletin, May 30, 1971

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