Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
The Walgreen's on Holt & Towne Ave has applied for an ABC license. Really? We need another(!) place to buy alcohol along Holt?
If you would like the city to limit the proliferation of ABC outlets, please try to attend Wednesday's Planning Commission meeting. 7PM in Council Chambers. (As a reminder, the Garfield Neighborhood Center is also on this meeting's agenda.)
Friday, April 23, 2010
Here's the project description: "Conditional Use Permit (CUP 10-012) to allow a daycare/neighborhood community center within a former multi-family building, include interior and exterior rehabilitation in the R-3 (Medium Density Multiple Family Residential) zone located at 563 N. Mountain View Avenue."
This property was purchased with funds from the "Weed and Seed" grant the city received from the US Department of Justice.
See you there!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
If you're not signed up for next Saturday's Beautification Day (May 1, 8:00AM-12 PM), call 909.624.1281. Participants will gather for lunch, entertainment, and a health fair at the Fairplex from 12:30-2:30 PM.
Carlos Hernandez from the PD's Crime Prevention Office sent around this e-mail alert earlier today. In case you're not on his distribution list, I'm reposting here to help get the word out.
Be aware that a well-worn scam is appearing in SoCal mailboxes again.
Please mention this to the rest of the NW group and any elderly relatives who are homeowners, since they seem to be the main target.
The scam is an official-looking letter from the "Title Compliance Office," saying you need a copy of your grant deed for all sorts of ominous-sounding reasons. The letter commands you to write a check for $159.00 IMMEDIATELY and send it in.
This is a TOTAL SCAM AND FRAUD. If you need a copy of your grant deed, the L.A. County Recorder's Office will send you one for $6. If you are selling your house, your real estate agent will take care of getting it.
Just a word to the wise.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
Pomona Police Department(909)802-7449
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
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.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Looking for community resource information that is accurate, up-to-date, local, and Spanish translated? Here is a "resource of resources" for anyone looking for youth or family services in our community:
Service categories include education, counseling, medical, transportation, housing, recreation, and volunteer opportunities.
The form at the top of the page asks for a lot of demographic information. But, it looks like you can just skip that information if you're not comfortable providing it. That said, providing the requested information will result in more pointed resource recommendations (including distance from a particular address to each service returned in the search).
I'm really impressed by the number of resources collected here. My next step is to e-mail this web address to a friend who is looking for mental health counseling for a young man in his neighborhood.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
The meeting will focus on the Southwest area of the city (South of Holt, West of Garey), however all residents are encouraged to attend.
Lt. Paul Hitt will facilitate the meeting. If you have concerns or questions for Lt. Hitt, consider contacting him before the meeting so he can, if needed, research the issue in time for the meeting. His contact info appears in the top right corner of the blog.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Shortly after the open portion of the meeting began, the Council opted to "continue" (read: postpone) discussion of Agenda Item #13, which concerned the possible outsourcing of policing and fire fighting.
As people poured out of the hall, I listened in on reactions. Sentiments seemed split. Some thought the postponement was a good thing, feeling it signaled the Council's desire to do more thinking about the issue before proceeding.
Others thought the postponement signaled a desire to chink the armor of support. These individuals thought the Council postponed in hopes fewer people would show up for the April 19th discussion.
Given residents didn't have a chance to share their views on this issue at this evening's meeting, feel free to sound off here. I know at least some members of the Council read this and other Pomona blogs. So, here's a chance to let 'em know what you think.