Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
A beautiful day coupled with great antique finds brought out the people for 2010's first Antique Street Fair in downtown Pomona. As always, the early bird got the worm, or rather the best bargains. But there were plenty of finds to go around. The next street fair will be held March 27, 2010 on E. Second St., downtown Pomona. Mark your calendar now to save the date.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
An 18 year old senior honors student from Diamond Ranch High School, Bedsairy (Betsy) Santoyo, was crowned Miss Pomona 2010 last night at the Masonic Lodge, Pomona. From an original field of 22 applicants the selection committee narrowed the field to just eight young women who were interviewed and scored. All eight candidates were superb, making the decision to select the 3 finalists very difficult. The final three were judged at last night's ceremony for poise, assurance, presentation, and content of a 5-10 minute speech before a live audience of 100, and a five member panel of judges. When the judges' sheets were tabulated the 2010 Miss Pomona was crowned by Mayor Elliott Rothman and Pageant Co-Chair Mickey Gallivan. The two Princesses are Angela Hernandez a 17 year old senior honor student from Garey High School, and Daisy Cortes a 17 year old senior honor student from Ganesha High School.
Miss Pomona received a $2,000. scholarship and the two Princesses each received a $1,000. scholarship. Each of the five semi-finalists received a $500 scholarship. The semi-finalists are Alba Melisa Edesa, Pomona High School, Ana Saucedo, Village Academy High School, Mansi Patel, Village Academy High School, Marisela Pena, Ganesh High School, and Natalie Munoz, Park West High School.
The five member panel of judges were; Carolyn Hemming, DPOA, David Allen, Daily Bulletin, Phillp Pumerantz, Western University, John Avila, former PUSD board member, and Jonnie Owens, Cal Poly Pomona.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Looking for something unusual and romantic to do with your squeezable other this Valentine's Day? Stop searching. Pomona's own opera company offers a unique and fun way to treat your Valentine.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
At last Wednesday's PUSD Board meeting the DPOA was given a certificate of appreciation from the board in appreciation of the DPOA's community involvement and for organizing and hosting the 2009 Christmas Parade. It was an honor to receive the award and a pleasure to host the parade.
Thursday evening the Chamber, DPOA, and other organizations hosted a reception at the Sheraton Fairplex to welcome PUSD's new Superintendent and Board Members. Posted here are pictures of that event.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Twenty two very qualified young ladies submitted applications to become Miss Pomona 2010. The selection committee had the unenviable position of screening the applicants, evaluating their questionnaire and selecting eight semi-finalists to move forward to the next round. Letters were then mailed to the fourteen applicants who will not continue on, encouraging them to continue their good works in the community and to re-apply next year if they are still eligible.
The selection committee next scheduled interviews with the eight semi-finalists to determine who the three finalists will be. The selections have been made, now the task of choosing Miss Pomona 2010. On Saturday, January 23, 2010 a panel of judges will hear a 5-10 minute speech from each of the finalists and determine which young lady will represent the City as Miss Pomona 2010.
The judges are DPOA president Carolyn Hemming, Western University President Phillip Pumerantz Ph.D, Daily Bulletin Columnist David Allen, Director of Community Outreach College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences Cal Poly Pomona, Jonnie Owens, and former teacher and PUSD Board Member John Avila.
The Miss Pomona Pageant judging and Coronation will take place at 5PM on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at the Masonic Lodge, 330 S. Thomas St., Pomona. The public is welcome, but please RSVP to (909) 469-1121
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Last night's art walk in downtown Pomona was the place to be. So much was going on the streets were literally alive with people. An estimated 4 to 5 thousand people came to view the art, taste the food, drink in the atmosphere and have a good time. At any given moment you would see families with children of all ages wondering at the activity and festive spirit that permeated the area. Sparkling lights up and down 2nd St. set the mood, along with the live music from the farmers market at Thomas Plaza and from bands and D.J.'s all through the downtown. Many first time visitors were pleased to discover our downtown, several of them commenting on the clean and safe environment. Unable to see it all in one visit, many vowed to return again and again. The mood continued late into the night. If you missed it don't despair, the next walk will be Saturday, January 30 and again Saturday February 13. Mark your calendars and make plans to come visit us in downtown Pomona, you'll have a great time!
Saturday, January 9, 2010
This month the show is curated by A.S. Ashley and features large pieces by all local artists; Cheryl Bookout, Joy McAlister, Fr. Bill Moore, Thomas Pathe, Juan Thorp, Kimber Berry, Joseph Todorovich, and Max King.
These are wonderfully gifted artists who are not only widely shown and accepted, but who also live right here in downtown Pomona's Art Colony. Now I ask you, could it get any better?
The new Metro Gallery is open weekdays as well as Second Saturdays and last Saturday's Metro Night Out. Come visit us, we'd love to show you around.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
The Wednesday night farmers market at 2nd and Garey in downtown Pomona is moving! Beginning this Wednesday, January 6, 2010 after a 3+ year run at its current location it was decided to move the market to Thomas Plaza, 2nd and Thomas,downtown Pomona, same day, Wednesday, same hours, 4PM to 8PM. Please continue your support at the new location.
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