Thursday, September 30, 2010

1958 Pomona Downtown on 2nd Street

Who out there can remember this scenery? To think that the Thriftys on the right is now the Glass House is amazing... and to know that the building with 'Evans' is now just a hole in the ground. A fenced around large hole known to the locals as 'Lake Pomona'. Where the 'Woolworth' side ends, its part of Thomas Plaza, which is actually a very cool little area now where bands perform on ArtWalk evenings.

Ahh, the memories... well, not mine, I can just imagine.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mid-Life Crisis At 35

According to this study, if you're around 35, lonely, unhappy in your relationships, hate your job and not getting enough sex, you've got LOTS of company. So cheer up!

"The study blames a shift in work culture that means that if men are less than halfway up the career ladder by their mid-30s, they are unlikely to get to the top - with the average age of a chief executive now 48, down from 59 a generation ago.

Therefore around 35, excessive work often collides with young children as well as anxiety over money, mortgages, pensions and aging parents, in a toxic mix."

I can agree with that quote...

READ: Midlife crisis hitting some people at 35

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Another Cooker Today

Was that hot enough for ya yesterday? It felt like Bakersfield. Of course, I was indoors with the A/C on for most of the day. Still, looks like it will continue but perhaps not as hot as 113. Kinda reminds me of the film I just saw on Sunday, Blazing Saddles.

"You boys acting like it wuz a hundred twenty degrees... can't be more than a hundred and fourteen!"

Click for: Another day of heat.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Blazing Saddles @ The Fox Theatre

Yes, THAT Blazing Saddles! I am truly excited to know that THE FOX will be playing that classic crazy movie tomorrow Sunday... along with an added bonus of short films from the '909'. Not to mention that the Fox's Drink bar will also be open for us grown ups who'd like to sip on some good drinks while enjoying a movie! What a great way to enjoy this classic theater. Popcorn, candies, snacks and sodas are also available for a couple of bucks. Here's more information:

Sunday, September 26

Doors open at 5:00 pm
Screening begins at 6:00 pm

Adults $5.00
Children 12 and under $3.00

A Friends of the Pomona Fox Screening of

Blazing Saddles

Mel Brooks' classic taken on the Western. Blazing Saddles is at times offensive, but always funny. Written by Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, Andrew Berman, Norman Steinberg, and Alan Unger, it stars a pantheon of comic actors, Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, Alex Karras, George Furth, and even jazz orchestra great Count Basie.

909 Film Festival Special Added Attraction!

Following the screening of Blazing Saddles, Friends of the Pomona Fox
is proud to be able to present The 909 Film Festival.

A selection of short films, non over 9 minutes and 9 seconds, by and shot in the Inland Valley. Come join us in celebrating the creative film community in the Inland Valley. Sure to be a lot of fun, and maybe you’ll even find a hidden gem.

This film is rated R. Due to language that some may find objectionable, this program is not recommended for children. Racial and sexual language and themes may be objectionable to some members of the community.

301 S. Garey Ave. Pomona, CA 91766 - Map and Directions

Thursday, September 23, 2010

L.A. Is 2nd Worst In Roads

I can almost remember a few years back, the Mayor of Los Angeles holding a shovel in the news saying something about filling the 'millionth pothole' in Los Angeles. Does anyone else remember this?

Regardless, either Los Angeles eats through it's road constantly, or there was a crummy job done to fix them.

CBS News L.A. just put out a small report ranking Los Angeles as the 2nd worst in the United States when it comes to our roads and our wallets. You can read the tiniest report of this news over at CBS News L.A.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

National Debt By President

Just in case you're interested in knowing how we got to where we are at now. Although I'd have to say a large of Obama's percentage is a continuation of Bush W's derailing of America. Regardless, kind of a cool chart:

Source: MaddowBlog

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Nausea and Nervousness

It was the wife's bday this weekend, and apparently I did most of the 'partying'. I was terribly ill on Monday and was rendered useless for the day. Today I feel better, but from a 10 out of 10, Im at about a 4. Not to mention, I just received a call and email for my 2nd interview at a firm in Pasadena directly with the CEO! And that's for tomorrow morning... yuck, I feel sick again. Wish me luck.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Art Walk Tonight!

That's right! It's here tonight... from 6pm to 9pm for the whole family. After 9pm, it's for the grown ups at the various 21 & over bars. For more info go to

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Just Say 'No' To Screaming Children

Have you ever gone out for a nice evening dinner, only to have some screaming loud kids with numb parents nearby?

Brenda Armes, a restaurant owner in North Carolina, is tired of having her customers complain to her about children misbehaving and screaming when others are trying to enjoy a quiet meal.

So what did she do? She put up a sign stating, "Screaming children will not be tolerated."

"It has been a good thing for us," Armes said. "It has brought us in more customers than it has ever kept away."

Gary Gibson was dining at the restaurant for the first time and agrees with Armes.

"It's not very enjoyable when you hear a bunch of kids screaming. It's nice to see a sign like that up," Gibson said."

My Hero. Too bad its not out here in California, I would definitely frequent this place. I don't mind the kids noise when you go where it's expected, such as Chuck E. Cheese or other 'kid fun' place.

You can read the WECT6 article HERE.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Busy Bee The Last Few

End of Summer is near and I have not posted much. Kids are back in school and along with that come afterschool activites. My daughter is cheering for the Wolfpack and we are still in hell month (meaning everyday of the week practice). Not only that, I've come across some contract work that includes overtime, so when I'm done for the day, I AM DONE FOR THE DAY. In between the contract work I have some interviews lined up, not to mention all the September birthdays of family and friends. It seems like most of the world is born this month!

The Pomona ArtWalk is coming up once again this weekend, and I cannot wait for it once again. I wonder if the dACenter will be open this month. It was closed last month and normally it is my starting point of the galleries trek.

I'm exhausted today, my sister had an awesome Luau party in the hills of Monrovia yesterday til a little past midnight. And today we were at John's Incredible Pizza in Upland with a few kids. I can barely keep my eyes open right now, but got the chance to check into the internet world. See you guys soon, all 2 of you!