Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Sad Day For Historic L.A.

Almost reminds me of what could have been of the Fox Pomona. Just as old is East Los Angeles' Golden Gate theatre. There's been a FIGHT going on for some time now.

I am deeply saddened to say that the Board of Supervisors has sold out to CVS and will allow this great historic landmark to go to sh*t and become a CVS. I am pissed off, but this is what we get when we lose citizens who care about their community anymore. I am sickened and saddened that this has happened. You can read more about it over at Curbed L.A.. I am raging inside right now, but I've also had a few brews in me so I will be nice. This is the stuff I speak of when I say those few cities with hope need to be strong and enforce laws for our citizens. Much less, to have those in power (City Councils for example sell themselves to the highest bidders, it makes me SICK).

For those Pomona peeps who feel sad for what's going on in our city right now, thank goodness for people like the DPOA, the Tessiers & co., Councilman Tim Saunders, and Proud Pomona residents to name a few, without them, this is what we would be facing EVERYWHERE in Pomona if it wasn't for you!

(I've tried to correct typos while drinking, hope I did okay, it took a while)


  1. Your right makes me sick to hear that this is going to happen the same thing that Ontario did with some of their buildings and for what a CVS well it could be worse a Wally Mart could be going in but still just leave them alone.

  2. Scrip,

    There have been those who have been fighting to save the Golden Gate. LA Historic Theaters organization has been to all of the meetings and done all of the due diligence to try and save the landmark.

    Oh, and Friends of the Fox has certainly been here working on the Fox along with the Tessier family (just hate for all our hard work to not be noticed).

    We are having another screening, this time Raiders of the Lost Ark. We'll be screening it on Sunday, June 27 at 2:00 pm, doors open at 1:00 pm.

    More information at

  3. I think Pomona shouldn't forget the relentless efforts of Historical Society of Pomona Valley and Pomona Heritage. I may not always agree with the view that everything should be saved, but this building is a wonderful example of what cities are constantly losing.