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  • Pomona College professora s poetry in a Citizena a window into race
    published on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 01:03:31 GMT
    If you think poetry is only about love, nature and woodsy roads not taken, Claudia Rankine 's writing will disabuse you of that notion. Behind its stark cover of a black hoodie against a white background, the poems in “Citizen: An American Lyric” concern themselves with stop-and-frisk police policies, lynchings, Hurricane Katrina, Serena Williams and everyday encounters that leave a black person wondering, “What just happened?” A schoolmate praises a b...
  • CALENDAR: Concerts, festivals and Claremont Earth Day
    published on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:25:23 GMT
    FRIDAY NOON CONCERT "Dichterliebe" by R. Schumann. 12:15 p.m. Balch Auditorium at the corner of Tenth and Columbia....
  • Power of Red event at Pomona hospital brings attention to heart disease
    published on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:05:50 GMT
    Red was the color of the evening at the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Foundation's annual Power of Red fundraising event. They come out each year dressed in shades of red hoping to bring attention to heart disease, particularly how it affects women....
  • Power or Red event at Pomona hospital brings attention to heart disease
    published on Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:45:17 GMT
    Red was the color of the evening at the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Foundation's annual Power of Red fundraising event. They come out each year dressed in shades of red hoping to bring attention to heart disease, particularly how it affects women....
  • Capstone announces new PebbleGo database
    published on Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:05:45 GMT
    Capstone, a leading publisher of children's books and digital products and services, will reveal a sneak peek of its new preK-3 database PebbleGo Dinosaurs this week at the Capstone booth at the Texas Library Association annual conference in Austin. Officially releasing in August 2015, PebbleGo Dinosaurs joins previous database modules covering content for grades PreK-3....
  • Student shows love for little creatures
    published on Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:44:57 GMT
    As Ariel Benjamin prepares for her journey into adulthood and readies herself for her upcoming Bat Mitzvah, the soon-to-be 13 year old is already demonstrating qualities that will serve her and society well into the future. As part of her coming of age ceremony at Temple Beth Israel on May 2, Ariel has been participating in a mitzvah project focused on serving her community that will also benefit a passion that she holds close to her heart....
  • Free-speech violations may cost Cal Poly Pomona
    published on Tue, 14 Apr 2015 01:46:23 GMT
    College administrators are in the business of education. So what is it about their own academic careers that has left so many of them so woefully uneducated about the historical importance of free speech in America? Time and again, highly paid bureaucrats at Southern California public colleges and universities have created unconstitutional “free speech zones” on their campuses aimed not at encouraging free speech but rather at throttling and ghettoizing it....
  • Cal Poly Pomona students Stand Up 4 Transportation
    published on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 06:58:51 GMT
    Congresswoman Grace Napolitano speaks during the Stand Up 4 Transportation Summit presented by Foothill Transit at Cal Poly Pomona in Pomona on Thursday, April 9, 2015. POMONA>>Students at Cal Poly Pomona agreed to Stand Up 4 Transportation as civic leaders discussed the future of local transportation Thursday in the school's Department of Urban and Regional Planning....
  • Cal Poly Pomona students Stand Up 4 Transportation
    published on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 06:00:42 GMT
    Congresswoman Grace Napolitano speaks during the Stand Up 4 Transportation Summit presented by Foothill Transit at Cal Poly Pomona in Pomona on Thursday, April 9, 2015. POMONA>>Students at Cal Poly Pomona agreed to Stand Up 4 Transportation as civic leaders discussed the future of local transportation Thursday in the school's Department of Urban and Regional Planning....
  • Fontana woman copes with tragedy by finding miracles
    published on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:06:15 GMT
    When Air Force Reserve Tech. Sgt. Angela Alexander saw the priest's fingers fidgeting and the lieutenant's face strained with stress, she instantly knew what was coming was no April Fool's Day joke....
  • Celebration of life set for Albert a Dr. Cosmoa Amador
    published on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 03:54:16 GMT
    A celebration of life for Albert “Dr. Cosmo” Amador will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hip Hop School of Arts, 499 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. Amador was a longtime Baldwin Park resident who was influential in the hip-hop scene in the 1980s and 1990s, friends said....
  • Walker Music Competition to mark 60th anniversary on May 23
    published on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 23:25:44 GMT
    CLAREMONT >> The John Child Walker Music Competition will celebrate its 60th anniversary on May 23 with a special Awards Ceremony honoring members of the Musicians' Club of Pomona Valley. The members of the Musician Club, the sponsoring organization, along with many community volunteers, has given their time and donations to secure the continuity of this event....
  • WesternU Medical Students Achieve 100% Residency Rate
    published on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:15:00 GMT
    Class of 2015 students at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California, and at its sister campus, COMP-Northwest in Lebanon, Oregon, had a 100 percent placement rate as defined by all students eligible for GME in the 2014-15 academic year. "We are very proud of our 100 percent placement rate, as well as our percentage of students choosing primary care as their residency choice," COMP Dean Paula Crone, DO, said....
  • Zev Yaroslavsky to speak at Temple Beth Israel
    published on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:17:32 GMT
    Temple Beth Israel of Pomona will have former Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky as the second speaker of the Brenda Rosenfeld Shabbat Scholars Series when he talks during Shabbat services on April 17. Yaroslavsky served 19 years on the Los Angeles City Council and was subsequently elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, where he served for five terms. After nearly four decades in political office, Yaroslavsky retired in December....
  • Nine Pomona Unified employees to receive layoff notices
    published on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:16:24 GMT
    POMONA>>As unusual as it may sound, nine Pomona Unified School District child development employees will be receiving layoff notices soon notifying them they will not have a job at the end of June. Pomona Unified school board members this week voted to authorize district administrator to move ahead with layoff proceedings due to their lack of required certification....
  • Brackett Airport wedding to put couple on Cloud Nine
    published on Thu, 09 Apr 2015 21:48:24 GMT
    This bride and groom will have their heads in the clouds before coming down to earth - all before the ceremony begins. That's because Tina Ziolkowski and David Hopkins will fly their planes into La Verne's Brackett Field and then marry on the tarmac....
  • The Human Solution Donates Treadmill Desks to COMP-Northwest
    published on Thu, 09 Apr 2015 18:47:21 GMT
    Western University of Health Sciences' College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest recently received a donation of three treadmill desks for students, faculty and staff use at the college. The treadmill desks offer an opportunity for medical students to get some exercise while continuing to balance their rigorous course load....
  • DARPA Asks Teens to Determine Future Societal Impact of Robots
    published on Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:00:00 GMT
    With robots becoming more sophisticated and sometimes even human-like, they without a doubt are going to have a big effect on society going forward. That's exactly the subject of a STEM contest called Robots4Us sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency , which asks high school students to create two-to-three-minute videos that focus on what impact robots will have on society in the future, and in particular how they can help us....
  • Pomona council postpones Walmart appeal hearing until May
    published on Tue, 07 Apr 2015 06:22:43 GMT
    POMONA>> City Council members voted Monday night to continue an appeal hearing involving a Planning Commission decision granting a permit allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages at the Walmart Neighborhood Market, at 779 E. Arrow Highway, in northern Pomona. City Council members will decide at that time to overturn or let stand the commission's Feb. 11 decision to grant the conditional use permit, according to a city staff report....
  • Drought: Gov. Jerry Browna s water order ripples onto Inland Empire turf
    published on Sat, 04 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    California Gov. Jerry Brown, center, answers a question concerning the executive order he signed that imposes mandatory water restrictions at Echo Summit, Calif., Wednesday. Brown stands with Mark Cowin, left, director of the California Department of Water Resources and Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the DWR....