Friday, May 14, 2010

I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaaack!

I've tried to be a good girl...really I have, but the latest doings in our city are driving me NUTZ!  After the meeting held last night at the Council Chambers regarding the doing away of 2 fire stations and replacing  them will a bigger one borders on insanity.  My opinion.   This little cutie will cost us $7 million.  Not only that...response time will be increased.  Hmmmmmmmmm.  I'll refrain from making a comment on that one. 

So in response to all of this and also the issue of our really fine Police Dept. (don't leave me!!!!!!!!) there is a new site on Facebook for all open discussion.  It is named Citizens Of Pomona.  So if you can't make the meetings and want to stay informed, or if you just plain have something to dish is a spot. 

Do you all know that the site for this proposed station is RIGHT NEXT DOOR to an elementary school.  Yorba Elementary.  And the city hasn't even done an impact study...odd.  I kind of like my kiddos and don't think I'd like all the noise and confusion disrupting their school days.  But then that's moi.  Ever try picking your kids up at the close of the school day?   Kind of insane on any normal  So let's throw fire trucks and paramedics in there to really get things interesting.'s just me having a way with my thoughts. 


Monday, December 14, 2009

Parade Hurrah!

Now that was fun!   It really was great to see the community come out in such grand force on a completely crappy dayWe were not able to get all of the Lemonade kids out there because of prior commitments, parties and the flu...but we did make a showing.  They had a great time too.
I was very impressed that our town did come out on such a dreary day to support the great efforts by those that participated in the parade.  It's times like that when I know that I have made a good choice in making Pomona my home.....well, sort of anyways.
As soon as I hear the tap, tap of hammers I'll know I'm getting close to HOME again.  


ps...great to finally meet the Goddess of Pomona!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Lemonade Kids

I was ranting about the out of control signage that I almost forgot!
Tomorrow at 4:30 in the Council Chambers the children that raised money and awareness through their lemonade stand this past summer for the fire victims on Garey will be recognized by the City.  
They are awesome and if you can make it....we would love to see you.  Hey Ren!  Bring your cameras!


Shabby Town

Well I think I've had enough....but what's a poor lass to do?  Is it me again in my some sort of dementia that I personally think this town's appearance (outside of 2nd St.) is going into the toilet???
Who has driven down Holt or Mission lately and seen the disgusting amount of hand painted signs hammered into living trees?  Signs harking store vendors wares or foot massages? And sandwich boards are just plain out of control.  What the hell is that all about?
Now I do know that we have a Code Enforcement Dept...or thought we had.  And I'm very aware that i now possess one of the biggest eye sores in Pomona, but I'm working on it.  What twists my last nerve is when they hammer signs into trees.  Just plain ignorant and uneducated.  What can we do??  Anyone care to raise their hands on this one??
Where's George??  Kinda like trying to find Waldo.  Come out and play George!!  I feel so alone out here.



Saturday, November 7, 2009

Something Special This Way Comes

If anyone is interested, those grand kiddos that did the lemonade stand to raise money to help the families of the fires this past summer are being recognized by our city on November 19th.  These children are awesome.  I'm not sure of the exact time, and I'll be sure to list it. 

It pleases me that Pomona is doing this.

And Camp Pomona is coming along nicely thank you.  It's been a very hectic past 2 weeks for me with the fam...but progress is being made.  If anyone has noticed...there is much less house standing out front.  Looks spooky!  But all the burned wood has been removed.  We have saved much of the baseboards and the plate railings, trim and doors (alas, none of the French doors made it).  The Goddess of Garey will be tackling all of the refinishing...must not let all that talent go to waste.  And besides, Olympia is a great morale booster with always good thoughts to share.

My "bungalow" is almost finished.  I so do need a place to work and Tuff Sheds are about $4,500 for a 10' x 12'.  So the "boss" (snicker, snicker) went down and bought the lumber and has built me the purdiest lil "bungalow" (I refuse to call it a shed.  It is a ray of hope.  A sign of bigger and better things to come.  it also means that I don't have to keep moving the printer off the table when it's time to eat.

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is almost here???    Anyone got any great Thanksgiving recipes to share?? 


Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Ya know...there are just some people in this town that I adore and that is George Hunter.  I miss George. 

Yesterday I had a chance to run into him at our stupid, stupid polling place for distrist 1.  Who the hell is the monkey at that key board that changed our polling site from the Baptist Church to someplace down a dead end street in an apartment complex that has a locked gate (and yes people had to wait for someone to unlock it at times).  There was NO, NO parking.  Not only that...there were no flags at the end of the street indicating that there was a polling place near by.  The only indication that there might be a polling place around were all the signs for Rothman and Perlman lining both sides of the street.  Hey...isn't there something about not having those signs so close to a polling site???  Hmmmmm. 

In any event, I ran into George and ranted on him.  No argument there.  So a call to the LA registrar's office is in the loop.  Waiting for a reply as to what idiot made that decision.  I really think that it just might have impacted voting in District 1.  Ya think?

Just another reason for me to have a bad day.  I love to vote and love my right to vote.  Why does someone have to mess with that??

So for me the bright spot yesterday was running into George.  Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.  At least I knew I had a council man when he was on the board.    I HEART YOU GEORGE HUNTER...please come back!!


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Is it just me??

Checkpoints.  I am very happy that our council voted in it's favor and this is the first chance I've had to add my 2 cents.  What I'm not fully understanding is why so many have made this an issue other than what it is.  Plain and's a safety issue.  Legislated laws that are in place to protect me and mine.  You and yours. 
I am 1/2 Latina.  My first language was not English.  But because I was educated by my immigrant grandparents that I must obey laws, I today have a valid driver's license, my car is insured and registered.  My passengers are buckled up and if they are littles, they are in the car seat.  I also understand that if I drink and drive...I just might be breaking the law.  So guess what?  I don't drink and drive.  How do I know all of this??  Because I'm just a raving beauty?  Awww...that would be a no.  I do believe that I know all of this, because I was educated to these very important facts.  At a very early age education has been an important part of life for me. 
These rules that we live by are necessary for our survival.  They are in place for all who want to take advantage of this wonderful society we call America.  It matters not what color our skin, our choice of religion, or language that we speak.  What does matter to me is that we have a system in place to protect me and my family.  A system in place that is there to protect you and yours. 
We will achieve nothing by waving warning placards or making videos.  If any group feels so strong that checkpoints are there only to discriminate against certain ethnic populations, perhaps all that strong energy could be channeled in a more positive way.  Educate, reach out and educate.  The more you educate about our legislated laws, the less in jeopardy they will place themselves. 
Get one of the churches to have a table or booth at the checkpoints for those that find themselves without transportation home and provide that transportation for them. 
When I clean up my property the morning after one of these checkpoints and I see the beer bottles that have been flung up against my fence, and find drugs in my bushes...I do get really mad.  But I also find comfort in knowing that just maybe that person or persons did not continue on their way that night and harm someone or someones child.