Monday, May 31, 2010

June Is Busting Out All Over

There is a lot happening in Downtown Pomona this June. Here's a partial list of June events in the downtown and some of the more important meetings that impact downtown.

Wednesday, June 2, 4PM to 8PM...Farmers Market, Thomas Plaza, downtown. FREE.

Thursday, June 3, 4:30 PM...DPOA Joint Operations meeting, 119 W. 2nd St. This meeting deals with downtown security and maintenance. Open to the public.

Thursday, June 3, 5:30 PM...DPOA Marketing Meeting, 119 W. 2nd St. This meeting deals with marketing, promotion, and advertising efforts for the downtown. Open to the public.

Saturday, June 5, 10 AM to 4 PM, 2nd Annual Benefit "Doin It For The Kids", Live bands, car and bike show. Thomas Plaza, downtown. FREE.

Monday, June 7, 6:45 PM...City Council Meeting, City Hall. Open to public.

Wednesday, June 9, 3PM...Downtown Restaurant Committee meeting, 119 W. 2nd St. This meeting deals with upcoming downtown "Restaurant Week" promotion. All restaurateurs welcome.

Wednesday, June 9, 4PM to 8PM...Farmers Market, Thomas Plaza, downtown, FREE.

Wednesday, June 9, 6PM...Christmas Parade meeting, 119 W. 2nd St. Volunteers welcome and encouraged. This is the steering and planning committee for the 2010 Pomona Christmas Parade.

Thursday, June 10, 6PM...Vehicle Parking District Commission meeting, City Council chambers, City Hall. This is the Commission that regulates and operates all downtown parking lots. Open to the public.

Saturday, June 12, 6PM to 9PM, Second Saturday Art Walk. Over 40 galleries open to the public. Fun Fun Fun! Open to the public, FREE. Farmers Market, 5PM to 9PM, Thomas Plaza, downtown. Live entertainment. More Fun Fun Fun! FREE.

Wednesday, June16, 4PM to 8PM...Farmers Market, Thomas Plaza, downtown. FREE.

Saturday, June 19, 6PM to 9PM, A continuation of the daytime Juneteenth celebration. The festivities which began at Ganesha Park earlier in the day continue at Thomas Plaza, downtown, an evening of Jazz. Open to the public. FREE.

Monday, June 21, 6:45 PM, City Council meeting, City Council Chambers, City Hall.

Monday, June 21 to Sunday June 27, Downtown Pomona Restaurant Week. All downtown restaurants will feature special menus, prices, or amenities. There will be door prizes, roving musicians, and more. This is an opportunity to experience downtown's culinary riches.

Tuesday, June 22, 5:30 PM, Cultural Arts Commission meeting, Pomona Library. Open to the public.

Wednesday, June 23, 4PM to 8PM, Farmers Market, Thomas Plaza, downtown. FREE.

Thursday, June 24, 5:30 PM, DPOA Board Meeting, 119 W. 2nd St. Open to public.

Saturday, June 26, 6PM to 9PM, Metro Night Out, Art Walk, Farmers Market. Thomas Plaza, downtown is the scene for live entertainment, an all class car show, and a Farmers Market. The Arts Colony is alive with visitors viewing closing shows in many of the galleries.FUN FUN FUN! FREE.

Sunday, June 27, 2PM, Fox Theater, downtown, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Adults $3 , Children under 12, $2 . Doors open at 1PM, show starts at 2PM..FUN!

Wednesday, June 30, 4PM to 8PM, Farmers Market, Thomas Plaza, downtown. FREE.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Let Us Not Forget...Memorial Day 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Metro Night Out May 2010..Fun all around.

Seen Today at the Antique Collectors Street Fair

Friday, May 28, 2010

Collectors Street Fair

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cancer Survivor Dress Drive

KSIBCF is collecting formal dresses for our 2nd Annual Cancer Survivor Ball. This is your opportunity to donate that bridesmaids dress, old prom dress, or the dress you can no longer fit to a worthy cause.

The purpose of this dress drive is to afford the survivors and their guest the opportunity to get a formal gown for the ball without paying an arm and a leg for it. KSIBCF will give the dresses to the ladies for a $5 to $10 donation. The funds raised would then go back to the Ball to cover any additional expenses.

Please support us in our efforts to make an impact on the lives of all cancer survivors.

Also, we invite you to attend our 2nd Annual Cancer Survivor Ball. For more 9) 274-9250

by email:
Drop-off your formal dresses to the DPOA office, 119 W. 2nd St., Pomona, CA 91766 (909)469-1121

Monday, May 24, 2010

PROMONA at the dA #2

The second annual Promona this Saturday at the dA. Come as you Art. See you there.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

First Annual Bridal Fashion Show

Beautiful gowns, gorgeous young ladies, and friendly vendors all came together today at Thomas Plaza, downtown Pomona, to promote some of Pomona's businesses.The event, sponsored by the
DPOA, featured several downtown businesses including I Do Bridal, Sundarii Hair and Beauty Studio, Minerva's Party and Wedding Store, and many others. Among the models was our own Miss Pomona, Betsy Santoyo

Doin' It For The Kids

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Upper Room Ribbon Cutting

Saturday afternoon at Thomas Plaza, Downtown Pomona, was the place to be. The Upper Room Christian Book Store, 322 South Garey Ave., kicked off their Grand Opening with a bang. Bands, singers, and dancers all participated in the celebration. Pomona Mayor Elliott Rothman officiated at the ribbon cutting. Eric Pena, owner of the store was presented with a certificate of appreciation from the Mayor and the entire Pomona City Council. Larry Egan, executive director of the DPOA also presented Eric with a certificate.

Friday, May 14, 2010


Exciting News! Chivas USA is coming to Pomona Tuesday, June 15 - 6:30 pm for a team practice!!! This is your chance to see Chivas USA practice in person...Get autographs from your favorite players!! The event is open to the public and its FREE. Veteran's Soccer Complex, 1945 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona, 91766

On Saturday, June 26 - 7:30 PM Chivas USA vs. FC Dallas...The Home Depot Center.
Here's the best part; Tickets are just $10, AND you will receive an official Chivas USA hat worth $15, absolutely FREE. Tickets are on sale at the DPOA office, 119 W. 2nd St., Pomona, and other locations throughout the City.

This is a great opportunity for businesses to purchase tickets to provide an evening of excitement and adventure for many of Pomona's underprivileged youth. An investment of $100 will give 10 children an experience they will remember always. Lets all do our part!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Welcome To The Neighborhood!

322 South Garey
Pomona, CA 91766
(909) 623-1700

This Saturday, May 15, 11 AM to 8PM, come to Thomas Plaza, downtown Pomona, to welcome the downtown's newest business, The Upper Room. The event is free to the public. There will be live entertainment. Food and other vendors will be there as well.

Bridal /Quinceanera Fashion Show

The DPOA is proud to sponsor the downtown Pomona Bridal/Quinceanera Fashion Show, Saturday May 22 at Thomas Plaza downtown. All downtown merchants and businesses are invited to participate free, a nominal fee for non-downtown Pomona merchants. The event is FREE to the public. Vendors include, photographers, caterers, limo companies, florists, event planners, wedding gown retailers, and many others.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


The Downtown Pomona Owners Association (D.P.O.A.) is calling all artists who live or work in the city of Pomona to create original artwork for Pomona’s banner program. The program will print original artwork on banners that will be placed throughout Second Street, Main Street, Fourth Street, Thomas Street and Garey Avenue. Placement of the banners is at the discretion of the City of Pomona and the D.P.O.A. The banners will be changed-out tri-annually (three times a year) and are based on three themes total with corresponding months. The first theme is:

Patriotic, Summer, Festivals for June - August

The banner themes are comprised of three topics listed within the

parenthesis. This means three different banner designs per theme, a total of nine banner designs for the year. Changing out the banners tri-annually will keep the banners in better condition, allow for visual diversity as well as give more artists the opportunity to participate in this program. Themes #2 and #3 will be announced at a later date. Artists may submit up to 3 pieces of artwork/designs if inclined to take on all three topics, but is not necessary.

This is a great opportunity for local community artist’s work to be viewed by the public in and around the Downtown Pomona Art Colony. Once selected, the artwork will be displayed on the Metro Pomona website which receives three million hits per year, be featured in ads, newspapers, magazines and commercials.

Submit your designs by Noon May 24th.

Click here to view all the specifications.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

2nd Saturday Artwalk 5/8/10

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Glass House Gets New Glass

The Glasshouse is getting a much deserved face lift. New glass is being installed to make the Glasshouse shine like never before. Who needs a sign when everyone knows the Glasshouse is the building with all the glass.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Oops..Forgot one

Father Bill Moore was also a member of the Lake Pomona cleanup crew yesterday. He had to leave before pictures were taken, but with the help of Photoshop and the skills of REN, Father Bill is now in the picture.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Downtown Cleanup Day

May 1, the official City of Pomona Cleanup Day was, by all accounts a huge success. In downtown Pomona, where there is usually not much to cleanup, locals volunteered to clean Lake Pomona, the only lake to our knowledge, within the city limits of Pomona. Judging from the number of trash bags collected the lake was over due for some housekeeping. Volunteers Jaun and Susie Eaton Thorp, Ashley and Natalie Rios Ashley, Richard Nunez, aka REN, and Diana Landais did a yeoman's job. Thanks guys!