Friday, October 18, 2013

LA Opera Announces......
come to Pomona!

The Festival celebrating composer Benjamin Britten's 100th year includes Repertory Opera Company - Pomona's Opera Company - and this week's production of Albert Herring.

Saturday, October 19 at 2 pm
Wednesday, October 23 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Octobert 26 at 2 pm.

First Christian Church of Pomona
1751 N. Park Ave.
Pomona, CA  91768

You can purchase tickets online or at the door.
(909) 230-4949

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Voices from the Camps--HSPV, Saturday, October 19

As part of the Together We Read programs from the Library, Historical Society of the Pomona Valley will be presenting a program titled, Voices From The Camps, at a dinner on Saturday, October 19 at 6:00 pm.

After a wine/beer reception, and a Sushi dinner, guests will be entertained by the Repertory Opera Company (Pomona's own Opera company), who will perform two scenes from Madame Butterfly. Then they will be presented with a special "reader's theater" performance of first person accounts from those who were interred in "America's Concentration Camps," during World War II.

The dinner and program is a fundraiser for the Historical Society and the price for dinner and performances is $30 per person.

We hope to see everyone there.


The next Saturday, October 26, there will be a performance by The Kishin Daiko drummers. This performance will be held on the lawn outside Pilgrim Church (Garey Ave, just north of Holt).

For a complete schedule of the Together We Read programs, visit:!/month/2013/10.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Pomona deadlocks on trash station, blows away $1 million

Much like David Allen I've been away from the Pomona City Council for a while, hopeful that a new group of people might be able to get along better. Unfortunately, that has not been the case, with the recent deadlock of the trash station franchise agreement.

What bothers me is the "sore loserness" of the opponents to the transfer station - equivalent to what is going on in Washington. By withholding the franchise agreement, all James Sambrano and his plaintiffs are doing is increasing Pomona's legal bill. Sambrano, incidentally, actually settled with the transfer station operators to drop his environmental lawsuit with prejudice, or else the court would have imposed penalties for his frivolous lawsuit. David Perez, who owns the transfer station's operator, did promise the city a $1 million minimum franchise fee, money that is needed to help the city rebuild its reserves, which are currently $8.1 million.

As for those who claim that the members who voted for the transfer station have been bought off, that is not supported by the facts. I have posted the campaign statements for Pomona city councilmembers here for some time. The only person Valley Vista gave to in large quantities was Elliott Rothman, and he recuses himself on the trash station as required. 

Overall, trash station theater is starting to get old. It's time to move on.