Sunday, August 29, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Engine Company 181 came to downtown to show residents, merchants, and property owners their quick response and rescue unit. The over 100 degree temperatures didn't slow them down. As though this were the "real deal" they positioned their engines, deployed ladders and assaulted the roof to test for weak spots and even simulated cutting through the roof to vent the building. A critical piece of equipment, a $12,000 heat seeking camera was shown to the crowd. In a real fire, firefighters would crawl along the floor with flames and smoke all around them and search for body heat signatures with the camera. Number one priority is to save lives, structures second. Thanks 181 for taking the time to show us around.
DPOA executive director Larry Egan was caught off guard with a surprise birthday party at the Acerogami bar in downtown Pomona Thursday evening. When asked his age he said he was north of the 60 and south of the 71.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Pomona hopes to encourage public art Planning commissioners to review draft proposal Monica Rodriguez, Staff Writer for the Daily
BulletinPOMONA - After years of work, a draft policy proposal for an art in public places program has been presented to the Planning Commission. The presentation was made at a Planning Commission study session earlier this month with a goal of collecting the opinions of commission members so Planning Department personnel can continue refining the document, which has already been presented to the city's Cultural Arts Commission. The draft has been developed following two years of meetings with members of the Downtown Property Owners Association art subcommittee and the Cultural Arts Commission, according to a city staff report. According to a draft Art in Public Places Polices and Guidelines Manual, such a program would provide a means to gain a greater understanding and enjoyment of art and encourage interaction among residents, business owners, art patrons and visitors. In addition, the city would develop quality and diverse art for the enrichment of Pomona residents, contribute to civic pride, encourage artistic creativity, promote Pomona as a leader in art in public places, attract business and tourism to the city and encourage involvement by residents of all socioeconomic and ethnic groups, the draft document said. The programs would contain guidelines that developers would follow for the inclusion of public art in their projects. Developers would have the option of including the public art in their project or contribute funds that would be used to develop public art projects. Under the draft proposal, painted murals, mosaics, sculptures and artist-designed fountains would be among the acceptable public art pieces. Artist-designed landscaping would also be a form of art, Senior Planner Sandra Campbell told the commission. As part of this program, an original artwork mural ordinance would be developed meant to "improve the aesthetics of the community," the city staff report said. As it is now, some businesses have "painted artistic scenes" on the walls of their establishments, said Planning Manager Brad Johnson. "We want to encourage that, but we want to encourage (they) go through a process," he said. Among commissioners' concerns was that they hope a broad range of artists have the opportunity to participate in the program. Other commissioners said opportunities for members of the public, beyond those with an art background, participate in the review and selection of art proposals for inclusion in the program. The draft proposal will return to the Planning Commission for a public hearing and further discussion at its Sept. 8 meeting.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Doors open at 1:00 pm
Screening begins at 2:00 pm
"A world of pure imagination . . . " From the imaginative mind of Roald Dahl and music of Leslie Bricusse, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory is a classic family film. A morality tale that takes on gluttony, television, and gum chewing, the visually stunning Chocolate Factory is a stark contrast to the "real world" of Charlie Bucket and his grandfather. Starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, and Peter Ostrum as Charlie.
You won't need a "golden ticket" to see Willy Wonka's factory at the Pomona Fox.
Popcorn, sodas, and candy will be available from the snack bar. Hot food and "adult" beverages will be available from Drink, the adjacent restaurant before, during, and after the screening. There will also be a door prizes and other surprises
Prices: Adults $5.00
Children 12 and under $4.00