Thursday, February 11, 2010


At a recent DPOA marketing meeting, downtown promoter Ed Tessier pitched an ad campaign that uses tongue and cheek psychology to promote the downtown. As a culturally aware , artistic, creative, and spontaneous group of people inhabiting the downtown for work, pleasure ,business, or residence, the idea that this jewel of the Inland Empire and hub of all that is progressive, good, and wholesome and by association "The real 909", it was almost laughable (which of course is the point of the campaign)when we were asked to come up with 909 reasons why we love downtown Pomona...piece of cake Mr. Tessier, not even a contest!

Think you can come up with 909 reasons why you love downtown Pomona? Give it a try, we'd love to hear from you. In the meantime, here are a few;

We only have one Starbucks
No hair, new hair, green hair, blue hair
Usually, you can't smell Chino
There had to be something between Pasadena and Vegas
There's never been an Olsen Twin sighting


Anonymous meg said...

We humbled Lindsay Lohan.
Birthplace of Tom Waits, Mark McGwire, and Jessica Alba.
Vanguard of the American economy.
Orange you glad you live here?

February 11, 2010 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger Skrip said...

I can afford my home.
The police response is much faster than LAPD.
The best ArtWalk this side of the county.
You can actually meet your city reps and talk to them.

February 11, 2010 at 11:04 PM  
Anonymous meg said...

Actually, I'm being serious now: The community makes you feel like you belong there right off the bat -- no waiting years before being accepted as One Of Us!

February 12, 2010 at 1:30 PM  
Anonymous LoReNa said...

Even when you travel out of the country you can't help but miss Downtown Pomona.

February 12, 2010 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger me said...

#5 - We're L.A. County's 5th largest City, yet feels like the fifth smallest.

#825 - There are more people IN our holiday parade than lining the sidewalks watching.

#613 - Because David Allen is a household name here.

p.s. isn't there also a starbuck's in phillip's ranch, which would make it a total of 2? btw the Peet's at the Shoppies in Chino Hill just closed.

Goddess of Pomona

February 12, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Pomona Bakery
Best Blogs
Mayor Moochie (lol)
Lake Pomona
The people

February 13, 2010 at 5:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Mic & Dim Lights

February 13, 2010 at 2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goddess of Pomona, yes there is one in Philips Ranch BUT there is only ONE Starbucks in DOWNTOWN POMONA. (909 Reasons why we love Downtown Pomona)

February 13, 2010 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger Pride in Garfield Park said...

Can we go for 909 reasons we love Pomona (not just downtown Pomona)? Some ideas...

- One out of every three residents blogs about the city.

- No license needed to fish at Lake Pomona.

- A vibrant multi-cultural bargain hunting center known as the Swap Meet.

- More pho places than people who know how to pronounce pho.

February 13, 2010 at 11:37 PM  
Anonymous Metro Pomona said...

We have our own sculpture garden

There's been a Millard Sheets sighting

February 14, 2010 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger K said...

Great public library twice the size of any of the surrounding communities, or any of the LA County branch libraries I've seen.

February 14, 2010 at 10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE have a bank that has no money in it.

February 14, 2010 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger John Clifford said...

My Kind of Town Pomona is, one town that won't bring you down it's my kind of town. (apologies to the memory of Frank Sinatra and that "other" town.

When you've got worries all the noise and the hurry seems to help, I know,
Downtown (Pomona).
Downtown, things'll be great when you're
Downtown, no finer place for sure,
Downtown, everything's waiting for you.
Apologies to Petula Clark.

While not a "city that never sleeps," at least it's mostly open after 6:00 pm (can Claremont say that?).

Urban chic.

A downtown where within 3 blocks you can dine on Japanese, Middle Easter, Vietnamese, New York, Barbecue, Continental, and, believe it or not, Mexican. A truly international feast.

February 14, 2010 at 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Home of the Fox Trot

February 14, 2010 at 11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Per-capita consumption of tequilla highest in the IE

February 15, 2010 at 10:21 AM  
Anonymous Metro Pomona said...

Easier to remember than Azusa or Cucamonga.

February 15, 2010 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

When you want a lively night you've got second saturday. when you want a quiet night out you've got the weekdays.
DBA, Acerogami, Joey's, Characters, and now The Drink!

February 15, 2010 at 5:46 PM  
Anonymous Metro Pomona said...

What's the alternative? Fontana?
Our MUSAC is a freight train
No malls were harmed in the making of this downtown
We've been funky since 1977

February 16, 2010 at 1:13 PM  
Anonymous Metro Pomona said...

Art is more than a giant burger hanging in the food court

February 18, 2010 at 12:30 PM  
Anonymous Metro Pomona said...

Here's another...

We're right next to the beach (compared to Colton)

February 20, 2010 at 1:12 PM  
Anonymous Metro Pomona said...


February 22, 2010 at 12:06 PM  

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