Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Washcloths are not flushable
Baby wipes are not flushable
Disinfecting wipes are not flushable
Tissue are not flushable
Paper towels are not flushable
Diapers are not flushable

The Illusionist - Full Movie

The Passion of the Christ - Full Movie

Going Deep Underground in the Gunsite Mine: An Abandoned Mine Adventure

A Car Dealership, Pomona Mall Mosaic Signs and some Wet Money

Aerial America: Arkansas (Full Episode)

For John Prine

Switzerland's Great Cities

Now this would be something to see

Treasures of New York: American Museum of Natural History

25 Most Amazing Ancient Ruins of the World

Glorious Ancient Greece | Incredible Ruins, Archaeology Discoveries and ...

Taking Lisbon's Tram 28 At Night - Like A Roller Coaster


Commercial Cannabis Permit Program (CCPP)

Click a link below to quickly jump to that part of the CCPP page. 

COVID-19 Update

This is an update on the Commercial Cannabis Permit Program. We have officially launched the program starting March 17, 2020 and applications are due by April 20April 30. In light of the public health concerns related to COVID-19, we’d like to make the following updates:
  1. The application deadline has been extended to 6:00 P.M., Thursday, April 30
  2. We have shifted from “physical submissions only” to “electronic submissions only.” Please review the updated Implementation Guide, linked below. Zoning Verification forms will be accepted electronically at cannabis@ci.pomona.ca.us . Completed applications will be submitted via Dropbox and telephone appointment; each applicant will be issued a unique upload link upon confirmation of their submittal appointment. Absolutely no physical submissions will be accepted.
  3. Appointments for applications will take place by telephone or video conference only, and can be scheduled by e-mailing cannabis@ci.pomona.ca.us . Absolutely no in-person appointments will be scheduled. 
  4. As our Points of Contact may be teleworking during this time, we strongly encourage you to “e-mail first, call second,” as it may take us a bit longer to field calls and voicemails remotely.
  5. All application forms are available to download. We strongly encourage you to complete the Zoning Verification Form as the first step as soon as possible. 
  6. Once the City's Point of Contact has taken in an application, an invoice will be generated and sent to the Applicant's Point of Contact identified in the cover sheet. All application payments will be accepted using one of the following methods:
  • Mail to City of Pomona, 505 S. Garey Ave., Box 660, Pomona, CA 91769
  • Place in silver drop box in the east parking lot of City Hall; Please only submit check or money order payments
Thanks, and stay safe! 


The Commercial Cannabis Permit Program (CCPP) is a merit-based permitting program for all commercial cannabis businesses operating in the City of Pomona. The City has not yet issued licenses under this program. The CCPP will begin accepting applications for commercial cannabis permits on 7:30 A.M., Tuesday, March 17, 2020, until 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 30, 2020. We encourage all prospective applicants to review the information below for guidance on how to apply, rules and regulations, and contact information. 


Point of Contact

The City's designated points of contact for the CCPP are: 
Ata Khan, Senior Planner

Anita D. Gutierrez, MPL, AICP, Director of Development Services

Please direct all questions to these points of contact exclusively. If they are unable to assist you, a different point of contact will be assigned to you. 

Implementation Guide

Please download the Implementation Guide below, which is a road map on how to apply for a commercial cannabis permit, broken out into ten steps. 
CCPP Implementation Guide (updated 3/24)

Equity Applicants

The CCPP offers a waiver of Phase 1-4 application fees for any applicant that qualifies as an Equity Applicant. An equity applicant must meet all of the following criteria: 
1. Has lived in the City of Pomona for the past five years.
2. Has a cannabis-related conviction on file.
3. Has 51% or greater ownership stake in the proposed commercial cannabis business. 
Prospective applicants are encouraged to download the Equity Applicant form below, attach all relevant documents, and submit to cannabis@ci.pomona.ca.us . The Point of Contact will verify the information and issue a determination within three business days. 
Equity Applicant Form

Application Forms 

3/24/2020 Update: All application forms are now available to download. 
3/17/2020 Update: Due to the ongoing public health concerns related to COVID-19, we are shifting all submissions to electronic-only. As stated in the Implementation Guide, Step #1 is submitting a Zoning Verification Form. You may download that form below. The remainder of the application forms are being uploaded by Thursday, March 19,Monday, March 23, as we adjust to new telework processes at City Hall. 
3/16/2020 Update: As stated in the Implementation Guide, Step #1 is submitting a Zoning Verification Form, which will be accepted electronic-only. Please expect that form to be available by mid-day Tuesday, March 17. The remainder of the forms will be available by Thursday, March 19, as we adjust to new telework processes at City Hall. 
3/12/2020 Update: We expect to have all application forms available by Tuesday, March 17, to coincide with the launch of the program. In light of public health concerns related to COVID-19, we will shift Zoning Verification Form applications from physical submissions by appointment only to electronic submissions only
Application Instructions: Please note that each application form is a fill-in PDF. All applicants must use the fill-in feature. Handwritten/printed answers will not be accepted. If you have difficulty completing the fill-in PDF, please communicate with the Point of Contact. Each question on the application form may include a note allowing for an attachment, or a specific number of additional pages. If a question does not state this option, you are limited to the fill-in text box on the page. Please do not attach extra pages to the application unless explicitly allowed in the form.
  1. Zoning Verification Form 
  2. Equity Applicant
  3. Cover Sheet
  4. Qualifications
  5. Operations
  6. Security Plan
  7. Environmental Benefits
  8. Labor and Employment Plan
  9. Neighborhood Integration Plan
  10. Public Benefits 

Frequently Asked Questions 

We encourage you to download the FAQ below prior to starting an application. If you have a question that is not answered in this document, please e-mail cannabis@ci.pomona.ca.us
CCPP Frequently Asked Questions (updated 3/26) 

Application Workshops 

We will be hosting two workshops to walk through the application process and to answer any questions. We strongly encourage your attendance as it will be a good opportunity to dive into the application process before it launches. 
Workshop #1 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
City Council Chambers
505 S. Garey Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768

Audio of Workshop #1 (starts at 2:30, ends at 56:30)
Copy of Slide Presentation at Workshop #1 (any corrections are found in red)

Workshop #2
Thursday, March 19, 2020
City Council Chambers
505 S. Garey Ave. 
Pomona, CA 91768 *UPDATE: As a matter of public health and safety due to the spread of COVID-19, the workshop has been cancelled. Please refer to the audio and slides from Workshop #1 above. 


CCPP Zoning Map 

You may access the CCPP Overlay District map, which identifies all locations where commercial cannabis related uses are permitted, by downloading the maps as a PDF or navigating a web-based interactive GIS application. 

All Adopted Documents Related to CCPP 

There are several actions that have been taken by the City Council of the City of Pomona to formalize the CCPP. We encourage you to review each of these documents to get a better understanding of the context and background of this program. 

Ordinance 4254, also known as the Tax Ordinance, established the tax structure for commercial cannabis in the City of Pomona. 

Ordinance No. 4257, also known as the Business Ordinance, established the merit-based process for awarding commercial cannabis permits, and established the regulations pertaining to commercial cannabis in the City of Pomona. 

Ordinance No. 4273, also known as the CCPP Overlay District, established the zoning of parcels where commercial cannabis related land uses may locate in the City of Pomona. It is accompanied by a map, which can be accessed by PDF or through interactive GIS 

Resolution No. 2019-159, also known as the Process Integrity Standards, established rules to prevent lobbying and unfairness in the CCPP permit award process, including rules pertaining to contact of Mayor or City Council members, gifts, and campaign contributions. 

Resolution No. 2019-2016 established the maximum number of CCPP permits issued at eight, which includes two (2) storefront retailer, two (2) microbusiness, and four (4) in any combination of manufacturing, testing, or indoor cultivation. 

SoCal forecast: Warm, sunny conditions expected Tuesday

Monday, March 30, 2020

March 16, 2020 and remain closed through April 1, 2020

Dear AMOCA Community,
In light of recent news and based on conversations with peers, AMOCA (museum and studio) will close to the public effective March 16, 2020 and remain closed through April 1, 2020. This date will be re-evaluated in the coming weeks. Our goal is to ensure that AMOCA remains a safe, secure, and welcoming place for our visitors.
We are also postponing all public programs during the closure period including field trips. To reschedule a trip, please email education@amoca.org.
For up-to-date information, check our website, email info@amoca.org, or call (909) 865-3146.
I am grateful to the artists, members, board, and staff for the numerous notes of encouragement during this challenging time. Thank you, always, for your support.

Beth Ann Gerstein Executive Director
American Museum of Ceramic

Renco! pull up son, you blew an engine out, pull up!

Pomona Food Locker

The Pomona Food Locker has been a family run business for over 30 years. With Tony Arcy and his wife Ann have been running and operating the business. Now their nephew Keith has taken over the family business.
So come on by, and check out the only Butcher Shop left in The Pomona Valley. They have a huge  
meat list to choose from.


Leftovers to the Rescue! - Potato Pancakes from 1732


Hey folks check this out

So that's how they do that.

Clean & Green Pomona

In response to the "Safer at Home" directive from Los Angeles County, we are postponing our Volunteer Tree Planting Day scheduled for March 28th along E. La Verne Ave. We will let you know when we are able to reschedule. In the meantime, stay safe!

Pomona Spring Hiring Spree May 16th.

50 employers Ready To Hire! Bring Your Resume, Social Security Card or RTW docs & State-issued photo ID. We will have laptops on-site in the Community Center for immediate online application and on-the-spot hires. Pease register in-advance at www.HiringSpreeLA.com for priority admission and a final listing of our participating employers. FREE to All Job-Seekers from any backgrounds and experience-levels.

Pomona Public Library CLOSED until further notice. We'll let you know further information as it becomes available.

Western U

Western University of Health Sciences students aided this project. “WesternU students have mobilized efforts to make masks from fabric and collect or buy N95 masks in the wake of a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The full story here: https://news.westernu.edu/westernu-medical-students-unify-to-make-and-provide-masks-to-the-health-care-workforce-amidst-covid-19-pandemic/

How awesome is this? With the help of volunteers, a local barbershop here in Pomona, The Social Cut, made nearly 500 masks for our healthcare workers. The masks were then donated to 2 local hospitals.

We love our community and appreciate how we’ve all managed to come together during these uncertain times. In this together!

More nutty pictures

Sunday, March 29, 2020

A Walk Through "Planes of Fame" Museum

Fontana Drag City 1965

Butch Cassidy: Where is He buried? (Jerry Skinner Documentary)

NHRA Winternationals 1965

Pomona's Chalk Fest 2017

Lincoln Park when I was growing up in the 1960's

New Bike Race Track at Lincoln Park

Lila O'Leary Girl Scout Gold Award "Wallflower Mural"

Vital Pomona, is open on line ONLY



Ptown "Rock in Roll Station" 1888 on your Radio Dial.

Petty Protest: Kyle Petty's Dale Earnhardt Protest Car

1973 Southern 500 in 4K


The School of Arts and Enterprise.

As the world continues to respond to the COVID-19 situation - the School of Arts and Enterprise wants all young artists (regardless of their home school) to find freedom and happiness in creating.

Beginning today, The SAE will host a weekly Virtual Art Exhibition - Draw. Draw. Draw. showcasing new work being created around the region. Each Saturday this work will be shared - exclusively on our Instagram TV at https://instagram.com/thesaeschool as we will continue to celebrate creativity and all forms of art. Artists need a creative outlet, and a platform to share it.

Email your creations in any form to art@thesae.org to submit them for each Exhibition.

Make sure to save your original creations - upon our return The Gallery at The Downtown Center will re-open with a pop up exhibition of Draw. Draw. Draw. featuring your original works live in public!

Knowledge is Power and Passion is Purpose.

The School of Arts and Enterprise

— at The School of Arts and Enterprise.

Marble Rally 2019 Showdown - Jelle's Marble Runs

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Bob Dylan - Murder Most Foul (Official Audio)

I guess I'm older than dirt...

Pomona T.V. News, "Possible Break In ?"

Temporary Moratorium on Foreclosures and Evictions

You may have heard that yesterday Governor Newsom took executive action to establish a statewide moratorium on evictions for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. This statewide action provides further support to the moratorium of foreclosures and evictions we enacted in Pomona effective March 19th. Our moratorium goes further than the statewide action, extending protections to renters regardless of immigration status, commercial businesses who rent space, and initiation of residential and commercial foreclosures. In addition, the order suspends city utility shutoffs, parking citations, and associated fees for delinquent payment.
The Council and I took this action because we recognized early on the affect that the COVID-19 virus was having on Pomona businesses, and the livelihood of Pomona families. You can learn about procedures for how to notify your landlord of COVID-19-related hardship, and how to proceed if you receive an eviction notification, by reading our press release on this moratorium.
I am mindful of the difficulties of this time and hope to help ease those concerns by providing temporary relief to those who may be facing eviction or possible homelessness. I would like to express my thanks to all who have stepped up--healthcare workers, police, fire, businesses, government employees, and supermarket and warehouse workers--who are working so that we can all have the things that we need at this crucial time.

Tim Sandoval
City of Pomona

Craft in America CALIFORNIA episode

Craft in America VISIONARIES episode

Antiques Roadshow Desert Botanical Garden, Hour 1

I encourage EVERYONE to share this critical information:

Friday, March 27, 2020

Paul Simon & Daughter

Twister Wooden Roller Coaster (Front seat POV) - Knoebels Amusement Park

El Toro Wooden Roller Coaster POV 60fps Six Flags Great Adventure New Je...

NEW! Star Wars Ride - Rise of the Resistance Trackless Dark Ride - Disne...

Kenny Rogers and Lionel Richie Lady

Raising of WW2 German submarine U534 from the bottom sea

Pomona Art Walk , Frank Garcia does the 2 step, November 2010

Pomona Things & Places from our past

On location with Ren

Robin Williams talking about Reproductive, (Stronge Language)

John Prine - Knockin' On Your Screen Door (Official Video)

Ren's "Way Back" Things to do in Pomona - 2015

Filming in Downtown Pomona

GEICO Commerical being filmed in Downtown Pomona

GEICO Motorcycle TV Commercial, 'Money Man Bike Rally' filmed in Pomona

Mayfair Hotel, before the restoration

Restoring the Mayfair Hotel Sign

Images of Pomona The Movie


Why Plague Doctors Wore Strange Masks

Lakeside Campfire with Relaxing Nature Night Sounds (HD)

Pomona Chamber Networking at Noon April 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Pomona Unified School District (909) 397-4800

Pomona Unified School District

In order to maintain social distancing and practicing safety measures for all involved, pick-ups will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY on Wed, 3/25 to Fri, 3/27 and Tues, 3/31. No Walk-ins will be allowed for the safety of everyone.
This form is to support technology issues during school closures. If staff or students need a charger or device, please fill out this form completely. If you have a device but need tech support please call (909) 397-4800 ext. 23780. If you select a designated appointment time to pick-up a device or charger, you are confirmed for that time unless you receive a phone call otherwise. For example hotspots and teacher laptops will need to be confirmed, as supplies are limited.
Este formulario es para apoyar problemas de tecnologĂ­a durante el cierre de la escuelas. Si los estudiantes necesitan un cargador o dispositivo, por favor de completar este formulario.
Si necesita ayuda para completar el fomulario porfavor llame al (909) 397-4800 ext. 23780

Pomona Unified School District

COVID-19 Parent Updates - Visit our site for resources at https://proudtobe.pusd.org/apps/pages/covid19parentupdates

SoCal storm: Clouds, cool temperatures expected Friday

Tweet Email Coronavirus Coronavirus: DMV closing all field offices starting tomorrow, moving some services online

Thursday, March 26, 2020

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

Pomona Police Department

If you have symptoms or think you (or your family member, roommate, friend) have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your health care provider or call 2-1-1.
▫️Do not Call 9-1-1
▫️Do not call our dispatch non-emergency to ask our officers to remove your friend, family member etc., from your household because you think they’ve been exposed (yes, we have received calls asking us to do so).
▫️Do not go to hospitals or emergency rooms

Updated FAQ About the use of the Sheraton for COVID-19 Quarantine

Los Angeles County has updated their "Frequently Asked Questions" document regarding the use of the Sheraton Fairplex for COVID-19 quarantine. It includes information about how to access the facility as well as how the facility will be secured. Please review the document and If you continue to have questions or concerns, please contact me and I will be glad to give you any information I have.

Tim Sandoval
City of Pomona