Friday, July 30, 2010

National Night Out - August 3

The annual National Night Out celebration is scheduled for this Tuesday evening in the Pomona Civic Center (beginning at 6PM). Here are a couple pictures from last year's event to whet your appetite.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Meet Your Neighbor Event

I just learned about this event, which is slated for tomorrow. Yet again, I can't figure out where the heck these events are publicized -- I am on the lookout for this sort of stuff, yet somehow I always find out about them moments before they happen. At any rate, hope to see you there!

Meet Your Neighbor Event
Bring your family and friends out for a day in the park with the Pomona Police!

Food. Balloon art. Face painting.

Saturday, July 23
Noon - 3PM

Jaycee Park
2000 N. San Antonio Ave.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

When the walls come tumblin' down

We awoke this morning to the sound of jackhammers. Normally, I'm not a fan of jackhammer noise. But this morning, I found the sound downright exciting.

The jackhammer meant the odd little building on the south side of the park was getting demolished. This building, which sits (well, sat) near the Holt/Mountain View intersection provided visual cover for ne'erdowells intent on staying out of view of police and other passers-by. Judging by the smells wafting from the building, it served as a urinal, as well. Oh, and a canvas for taggers. A multi-purpose building with no real purpose, I suppose.

Good riddins!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Who let the dogs out?

Garfield Park sees more than its fair share of unleashed dogs. This past week proved no exception.

Last Wednesday: A flea-infested pooch befriended a passerby, who took the dog for a bath, then checked her in to a no-kill shelter. Although this doggie had a collar and a leash, there was no human attached to the leash.

Last Saturday: Two dogs attacked a beautiful Akita accompanying a young teen on a morning run around the park. The attacker dogs ran from their owner after he let them out of his car to go pee. No leashes.

Today: During the height of late afternoon park activity, a dog that looked to be a rottweiler/lab mix walked about the park. Parents corralled kids as all kept an eye on the dog's whereabouts and disposition. He had on a collar, but no leash. Come to find out, his owner was shooting hoops. When I asked him to please put a leash on the dog, the guy shrugged me off.

Grrrr (said with mean doggie inflections, of course).

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