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Thank You! 2016 L.A. County Fair Donations Helped Over 200,000

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Pomona Success Story… Jose Comi Pomona Resident, Teacher Garey High, Graduate Student Cal Poly

by Emily Velasco Jose Comi is a graduate student in mechanical engineering at Cal Poly Pomona.  Jose Comi isn’t just a graduate student; he’s also a high school teacher. He’s not just an inventor; he’s also an aspiring surgeon.  The 24-year-old is pursuing a graduate degree in mechanical engineering while …

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Youth Build Charter School

Youth Build

For decades, Pomona’s unemployment rates and poverty lines have dominated its social standing. The views on the city have shadowed it behind the opportunities it provides. One charter school in Pomona, however, has dared to step back into the light. As a result, it has been very successful and has …

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Pomona Unified Enrollment Drops 17%. PUSD Files Lawsuit To Keep Students!

The Pomona Unified School District (PUSD) is suing the Walnut Valley Unified School District (WVUSD) for violating California's Education Code regarding its practices as a District of Choice. District of Choice is a state program where school districts may allow any student to enroll regardless of where they live. Pomona’s …

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Pomona Police Reminder… Please Drive Safe “Especially Today”! Have fun, but if you drink, Don’t Drive!

All drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. The feature-packed app even …

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District 1 Councilman, Rubio Gonzalez, Selects 7 Pomona Commissioners

Rubio Gonzalez Pomona Councilmember, District 1 There are seven different Commissions dealing with multiple city topics.  Each Commissioner belongs to a seven-member cabinet that represents each Council District.  They meet on a monthly basis and are in fact the intermediaries between the city residents and the City Council when it comes …

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$0.50 Transportation around Pomona

WHAT IS GROUP SERVICE? The Pomona Group Service is a transportation program sponsored by the City of Pomona and operated by the Pomona Valley Transportation Authority. It is open to the general public and available to groups of six or more rides. HOURS OF SERVICE The Group Service operates 1:00 …

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Pomona’s Beginnings…Ygnacio Palomares and Ricardo Vejar Started Rancho San Jose In 1837

*photo Adobe de Palomares on Arrow Highway The Spaniards established the first European settlement in the Pomona area, Mission San Gabriel.  After Mexico became independent from Spain in 1821, a movement began to reduce the power of the missions. In the mid-1830’s, much of the land was opened for private …

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What is the Downtown Pomona Owners Association (D.P.O.A)?

Downtown Pomona is a safe, clean, friendly, historic mixed-use neighborhood that offers a place for arts, antiques, retail and entertainment. It also acts as the center for commerce, education, and cultural life of Pomona's diverse community. The core purpose of the Downtown Pomona Owners Association is to make Downtown Pomona …

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January 24, 2017 Homeless Update by Lion’s Gate Founder Ron Williams

“City of Pomona Embarks on a Gallant Strategy to Address Homelessness” By Ron Williams, president of Lions Gate Home, an organization created to provide a full-time emergency shelter and services in the city of Pomona. On a cold evening a few weeks back, some friends and I decided we would …

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