Thursday, April 15, 2010

Google Calendar for Pomona Events?

I recently started using Google Calendar. So far I'm loving it. I can see and integrate the calendars of friends and family (with their permission, of course). This tool is making shared childcare responsibilities easier to manage.

Now, I'd like to see a couple city calendars.

Perhaps one calendar for public meetings (e.g., City Council meetings). Another calendar for fun events (e.g., Pomona Beautification Day, the camp out thingy for kids at the Fairplex, Second Saturdays).

"We the people" could easily manage the calendars. We'd just need to start them, make them public, and take a stone soup approach to adding content.

If I know about a Cal Poly pony show, I'd add it to the special events calendar for all to see. The kind folks at Metro Pomona could list all the Second Saturdays, antique festivals, and such. The Goddess could post yoga and hooping to the calendar. Staff at the Crime Prevention Office could add info about National Night Out. Ms. Lois could add info about story times and homework help available at the library.

The many Pomona blogs could link to the shared calendar so anyone who knows about the blogs would have ready access to an integrated list of happenings (happenings, I might add, that are often difficult to locate on -- or absent from -- the city's official webpage).

I'd love to know what others think about this idea -- especially those of you who already use Google Calendars and/or those of you who could imagine yourselves contributing content every now and then.


  1. I'm in! And yes, I'm already using the calendar and agree with your sentiment.

  2. i use google calendar everyday. this would be make it really easy for me to stay up to date w city events.

  3. I'm in. I would love to post children's events.

  4. I'm sure Pomona Heritage, Friends of the Pomona Fox, and Historical Society of the Pomona Valley would be happy to include their events.

  5. Excellent! First things first: What categories would we need? Here are the categories used by the LA Times. What would you keep? Dump? Add?

    Bars & Clubs
    Art & Museums
    Community Events

  6. I've never used it, and I don't see why not. I'll try it as well.