Friday, July 30, 2010

Blitz & Glitz @ EXCHANGE L.A.

Saturday July 31st 2010.

And yours truly is one of the hosts as a part of the Minglers Network... you can attend this hot night club event for FREE by mentioning that you are on SKRIP's list! But try and be there before 11pm in order to take advantage of this. This place is amazing! 25,000 square feet with a recent $5 million renovation. This is true ulta-chic L.A. style partying! 21 & over please.

Urban Daddy has written an article on the renovation of this historic building. You can read it by CLICKING HERE

Visit the official Exchange L.A. site.

Here are some pics of the place:

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pomona Police And Sheriff Update

This is the latest update after Monday's Council Meeting. If I am correct, the police item was not on the agenda, but a mention of it was. This is direct from Facebook (Pomona PD):

"Yesterday evening the council voted to approve the contract between the City and PPOA. Mayor Rothman took a moment to publicly thank the police department for their sacrifices. Later in the evening, Councilperson Atchley made a motion to quash the LASD issue and Councilperson Saunders gave a second. During open discussion, Councilperson Lantz wanted to wait until August 2nd to make a decision because council has yet to receive the independent study they allegedly paid $25K for. Councilperson Rodriguez wanted to move forward with the LASD Phase 2 study. Councilperson Soto and Mayor Rothman basically said nothing. The item is now scheduled for the August 2nd council meeting at which time they will "definitely" vote whether or not the issue is put on the ballot in November."

So, let me see if I get this right. Tim Saunders, the lone opponent at once seems to be joined by Steve Atchley now? And Paula Lantz wants to at least see the $25,000 study. Freddie Rodriguez has basically sold himself to the Sheriffs, and the rest who I know supported this outsourcing, are now saying nothing? Yet, the contract between the City and the Pomona Police Association is approved?

I can't think this afternoon, I checked and I'm out of coffee and have been too lazy to go to Starbucks for some fresh ground. Anyone care to chime in on this or any new info?

by the way, the quote above is followed with this latest update, straight from the Save Pomona PD feed:

One last chance to let your voice be heard. Please plan to attend the city counsel meeting on August, 2nd 2010. Thank you for supporting YOUR police.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Around The Garden

It's been a while since I've posted anything Garden related. I've really slacked in this department for quite some time now. But with the recent heat wave of the last few days, I caught myself up early this morning to water the yard. Then I remembered and snap a few shots of stuff before it fries. (It shouldn't, but just in case). Here's what's up around the garden this morning (Click any image to enlarge).

The 'Chaste Tree' blooms are looking great! These will last over a month, but the purple blooms stand out so much! I think I caught a bee or some flying bug in this shot.

The grape is doing it's thing in the overhead arbor... and there are oranges overhanging as well.

This little pine was planted in January 2008 at about 4 feet in height. It is currently around 15 feet! You can also spot a mature 'Sweetgum' in the back, as well as some foliage of an 'Angel's Trumpet'.

And finally, a nice little tropical corner in the raw. I usually would sweep the area before I take a picture, but I kind of like the messy leaves on the flagstone. This area is usually shaded from about 11pm til the end of the day by an orange tree.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Urgent Council Meeting & Sheriff Vote

Checked my emails a few days ago and wanted to help spread the word:

"Please join the Pomona Police Officers' Association at a rally in front of the Pomona Council Chambers on July 19, 2010 at 6:45PM. The council will be discussing the issue of getting rid of Pomona P.D. and contracting with the L.A. County Sheriffs' Department. We need all of our friends to come out and show their support for keeping the Pomona Police Department. Share the attached flyer with your friends and neighbors and bring them also. Food and beverages will be provided for those in attendance."

(Click to enlarge letter)

"Tyranny, perhaps that’s the true enemy in our battle. The Pomona City Council, a form of representative democracy, failed its constituents on April 19, 2010, when resident after resident stood up and spoke out against the idea of eliminating Pomona PD and replacing it with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. All but one council member, Tim Saunders, ignored the residents and worked in a polar opposite to satisfy their own bidding. I suggest that some but not all of the City Council are truly misguided and their efforts are making the City less safe."

Fellow Pomona Bloggers, please spread the word!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Betrayal In Proud Pomona

The L.A. Weekly has a great article on the recent events concerning Pomona's City & Police woes. The writer Mark Cromer, writes one of the best articles concering our situation. I love how he starts by letting us know what Pomona PD did that many other big city neighborhoods wish they could do:

"...more than 450 lawmen from agencies all over Southern California fanned out across the city with Pomona P.D. at the spear-point of what remains the biggest municipal ass-kicking ever handed to the homeboys of 12th Street. It was a city-provided colonoscopy that had even the toughest veteranos wincing. Civic leaders and police brass vowed to crush the gang."

Let's not forget that past and continue to support Pomona Police.

There's also a hint of L.A. County firefighters meddling with these affairs:

"International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1014 President Dave Gillotte raised eyebrows when he posted a message on the union local's Web site demanding that any cuts in the county fire services budget for Pomona "must be tied proportionally" to cuts in the city's police budget."

Enough of my ranting, click here to read the 2 page article.

p.s., if you live in Pomona, please call Pomona's Officer Association (909)392-8982 and ask for instructions on obtaining a yard sign to show your support. We must not let them take our police department, who is going to be 100 years old next year!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Random Music Video

So much going on these cool summer days... No time for much. Anyways, ran into this video of a cool typical house/dance/electro style music.

“I Like That” by Static Revenger & Richard Vission ft. Luciana

Thursday, July 1, 2010