Monday, December 22, 2008

Farmers Market Update

Our own downtown Pomona farmers market celebrated it's 2nd year of operation in October. The market has consistently enjoyed crowds of between 400-600 visitors a week. But lately between the rainy weather and the Holiday schedule, our Wednesday evening farmers market at 2nd & Garey has taken a hit. The market was closed this past Wednesday, due to rain. It will be closed Wednesday December 24th (Christmas Eve.) and Wednesday December 31 (New Year's Eve). It is scheduled to re-open Wednesday, January 7, 2009, weather permitting. So until then, all the vendors, farmers, and staff of the Wednesday farmers market wish you all a safe and happy Holiday Season!

The DPOA has been listening to your suggestions and has been busy this past year preparing for another farmers market in the downtown. Finally, the Department of Agriculture has certified us for a Saturday night farmers market to take place in Thomas Plaza on the 2nd and last Saturday's of each month. Like the Wednesday market, the new Saturday evening market will be open year round. The inaugural date is Saturday, January 10, 2009. There will be certified farmers, food vendors, crafters, and live entertainment. There will also be a car show on the last Saturday of each month. We hope to see many of you there!

A word of caution however regarding the Saturday market. We have secured the State of California permits, the County of Los Angeles permits, the Health Department permits, but we are still waiting for the City of Pomona Special Event Permit. Between the City Council elections and the Vehicle Parking District Commission's lack of a quorum, the item won't be heard by the VPD until Thursday, January 8, 2009. We are hopeful that their approval is forthcoming.

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Monday, December 15, 2008

2nd Saturday Artwalk!

There was a lot going on this past 2nd Saturday. Here are some photos in case you missed it.


Monday, December 8, 2008

Holiday Mixer

The Downtown Pomona Owner's Association (DPOA) invites you to a Welcome Reception and Holiday Mixer for our new Mayor, City Council and Assemblywoman Norma Torres.

Hosted by the Pomona Chamber of Commerce, Cal Poly Downtown Center, Pomona Fairplex, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona Valley Hospital, and Arteco Partners.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Cal Poly Downtown Center
300 W. Second Street
Pomona, CA 91766

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Saturday, December 6, 2008


This afternoon at 2 PM (actually 2:25 P.M.) Councilman Stephen Atchley was sworn in as Councilman for Pomona's 6th District and Councilman Elliott Rothman was sworn is a Pomona's new Mayor.

There was standing room only in the council chambers with an overflow crowd in the vestibule and outside of council chambers. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts carried the colors into the chambers.

Mayor Elliott was given two standing ovations. One of them may have been for his comments "no meeting should last more than 30 minutes."

Norma Torres, now Assemblywoman Torres, made the trip to acknowledge Mayor Rothman and presented certificates to both Atchley and Rothman.

The front two rows of the council chamber were filled with family members of both Councilman Atchley and Mayor Rothman. Councilmembers Rodriguez and Carrizosa both pledged their support to the new mayor.

Afterwards punch and cake were served to guests.

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