Saturday, February 28, 2009

Red Cup Society

Secret Society Goes Public.......

They say, "Well behaved women rarely make history," but did you know that from the very beginning of time itself, one group of visionary (and slightly misbehaving) women have helped shape the very fabric of humanity?

Who convinced Adam that the "apple-tini" was a great idea?

Who dared George Washington to stand up in the boat?

Who whispered into Einstein's ear, "smart is sexy?"


Who told Lincoln that black is a very slimming color?

That's right, the RED CUP SOCIETY!

Now, the Red Cups have come to the Arts Colony. You may also know them as those "BROADS" (Benevolent Royal Order of Art Darlings). The darlings can be seen throughout the Colony, blazing a trail of interest and intrigue wherever they go. They may pop up at city functions, chamber mixers, at a swank local watering hole, or the pancake breakfast at the American Legion Hall.

The "official" function of the Red Cup Society is to serve as an arts fundraising auxiliary, but their scope of presence is far more expansive. Comprised of vivacious, creative, energetic and (dare we say) HOT women of the West End, the darlings motto is, "It's not the size of your cup, it's how you fill it up."

Join the Red Cup Society each Last Saturday for festivities in the Red Cup Lodge, located in the basement of the dA Center for the Arts at 7:00pm. Guided Art Colony Tours begin after refreshments. You never know what you'll get on a Red Cup tour. You may be treated to an intimate interview with an artist at work on a new project, or an impromptu dance contest at the Farmer's Market.

The legend of Red Cup Society is as old as time itself. Rumor has it these influential ladies were even present when Christopher Columbus discovered America. One of the darlings looked over the bow and said, "Chris, this looks like a good spot for a shindig!"

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Relay for Life

For Immediate Release
Joan Orozco, (909) 509-0157
Families and Friends of Pomona
Use Hearts and Feet to Fight Cancer
Pomona, Feburary,20th 2009 —In its first year, participants will walk for 24hrs to fight against cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Pomona. Residents of Pomona and the surrounding communities will gather at Pomona City Hall on April 18, 2009 to fight cancer. Relay For Life is a family friendly team event where participants walk relay-style around a quad while participating other in fun activities surrounding the quad. Teams include, but are not limited, to coworkers, club members, family and friends who gather donations prior to the event. “Relay For Life is a unique opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate those affected by cancer. As well as, those we’ve lost, and fight back against the disease,” said Ismael Arias . “This is our way of giving back to the cause of finding a cure for cancer as well as lends a show of support for our friends, families and neighbors that have been touched by this disease ,” Katherine Culliver added.
Funds raised at Relay For Life will enable the American Cancer Society to support local services and resources for cancer patients and their families. Funds also support critical cancer research and community education programs designed to teach
people how to reduce their risk of developing cancer.

Relay For Life events will be held in more than 300 communities throughout California, raising $36 million for the fight against cancer. For more information about, this event please visit: . The American Cancer Society is m dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 13 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States.

For more
information, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Shop Downtown Pomona! ..Why?

Why Shop Local?

What’s Spent Here, Stays Here

• Locally owned businesses spend their profits locally, purchase
more goods from local suppliers, and employ their own office and support staff.

Get More for your Money

• When more money gets re-circulated in the community, general
prosperity as well as tax revenues increase, creating a more vibrant and sustainable economy.

Local Businesses Offer Unique Character

• A wide variety of locally owned businesses contributes to a stronger local identity and cultural diversity, creating an attractive place to live and visit.


• Strengthening our locally owned business community promotes
authentic and meaningful relationships between employees,
business owners, customers, suppliers and neighbors.
• Business owners, who live in town, take better care of the environment, participate in public life and local charities.

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Flowers and Hair Studio..One Location

Sundarii Hair Studio, located at 250 S. Garey Ave., Pomona (Next to El Merendero restaurant) recently opened a flower shop within the salon. Now, with just one stop, you can purchase fresh flowers and have your hair coiffed.Nestled in Beautiful Downtown Pomona's Antique Row. Experience a sanctuary of beauty and comfort at Sundarii Hair Studio. Their mission is simple ... to provide their guests with the highest quality service possible, provided by their professional and talented staff. They take pride in providing extreme make-overs. Specializing in Women's and Men's haircuts. Color and highlights, extensions, Special ocassion services ( Updo's & Makeup) and threading.

250 S. Garey Ave Pomona, CA,91766
909-622-5840 Phone

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Images from the Valentines Art Walk

Last night's Valentine's Day Art Walk and Farmers Market drew large crowds. The Glass House also had a sold out show. All toll some 3500 people visited the various events and venues. The Farmers Market counted 1,150 visitors, a record.

A good time was had by all! The next Art Walk will be held Saturday, February 28Th along with Metro Night Out, a Farmers Market and car show. It promises to be another fun evening in Downtown Pomona. Mark your calendar, come visit us...we'd love to show you around.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Art Walk Saturday Feb 14th

Download and print the updated map and gallery listing for Saturday's Art Walk ... Here ...


Two new downtown Pomona art galleries

Last Wednesday evening the DPOA hosted a mixer for Joey's BBQ Art Gallery and Selkouth Art Gallery, two new additions to Pomona's Art Colony. Several people came to show support for these new ventures, in spite of the cold and wet weather. City Council members Rodriguez, Atchley, and Saunders were on hand to assist Mayor Rothman with the ribbon cutting ceremony. Several City Commisioners, as well as city management and staff also came. It was a great turnout. The DPOA thanks everyone who came to show their support. The downtown is very proud to have these two new additions.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Aladdin Jr. Reception and Sneak-Peek Feb 14th!!!

The long awaited Aladdin Jr. is hosting an opening reception and sneak-peek this Saturday during the Art Walk on Valentines Day February 14th. Come sample traditional Mediterranean food in a comfortable dining environment! Aladdin Jr. will feature a lunch buffet, hookah bar, belly dancers, and a large selection of beers and wines.  You can find them at 296 W 2nd St. on the corner of 2nd and Main St.  Stop by during the Art Walk and see what they are all about!

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

You are invited to a DPOA mixer 5-7 PM, Wednesday February 11, welcoming two new art galleries to downtown Pomona; Joey's BBQ Gallery and Selkouth Gallery, located at 117 and 119 W. 2nd St., Pomona. Hope to see you there!

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Chief Romero Retires

Thursday evening at the Sheraton Fairplex friends and family of Chief Romero gathered to wish him well in his retirement from the City of Pomona. It was a sell-out crowd with over 250 in attendance. From Explorer to chief in 33 years, two medals of valor, and hundreds if not thousands of friends. Chiefs of police from many Southern California cities came to honor him, as well as many city and state officials. It was a bitter-sweet evening for the chief, but a fitting display of appreciation and affection from the community that he loves so dearly.

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Metro Night Out (and day too)

Yesterday Saturday, January 31, there was a lot of activity in downtown Pomona. The day started with the Antique Collector's Fair on E. 2nd St. at 8 AM. The Fair lasted until 3PM, with several hundred shoppers searching for that unusual find, or collectible.

At 4PM the Farmers Market set up on W. 2nd St., followed by a car show and live entertainment at 5PM (50's Rock N Roll). An estimated 500 people came for the market, had a good time (we hope) and stayed for the car show which featured over 50 cars.

At 6PM the Last Saturday Art Walk began and many of the car show and farmers market crowd strolled throughout the downtown enjoying the galleries and restaurants.

The dA Gallery's own Red Cup Society (a secret organization) took visitors on a tour of the downtown art galleries.

Later, the night spots were hopping with live bands and dancing. It was a safe, fun night for everyone. If you missed it, we'll do it again on February 14, and February 28. Hope to see you all in the downtown for Metro Night Out. As we always say, "Come to downtown Pomona, we'd love to show you around"

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