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Pomona Things to Do

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    by GracesTrips Written Nov 4, 2007

    Drag racing is an amazingly popular event! Tons and tons of people come from all over, even from other states just to be a spectator at this event. In Pomona, the racing season starts and ends here. Tickets cost $48-$50 per adult depending if it's Saturday or Sunday. Thursday and Friday may be alot less expensive because no actual racing is done, just qualifying. The best part is when the Funnycars and Top Fuel go down the track. The roar of the engines vibrate your entire body and if you're standing at the fence, you can even feel the heat of the cars as they go by. Racing is at the Pomona Fairplex.

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    by Mandy23 Written Sep 22, 2004

    When you walk through the home and garden section, you'll see horticulture that is representative of regions all over Mexico & California.

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    by Mandy23 Written Sep 22, 2004

    The theme of this years Home and Garden exhibition is 'Colors Of Mexico'. You'll see colorful sculptures, ceramics, nicely landscaped gardens and colorful architecture.

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Pomona Restaurants

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    by GracesTrips Written Aug 24, 2008

    This is an upscale Cuban restaurant dining experience located on a hillside which provides some very nice views very close to the Pomona Fairplex. The entry to the restaurant is quite impressive with water features and a Koi pond. Two large, beautiful parrots are also seen as you walk towards the doorway of the restaurant. Try to get a table by the window, the views are quite nice. A wedding was being held below us in the same restaurant on this day. We started with some empanada appetizers. I ordered the halibut which was cook very nicely served with yucca and plantains. Everything was delicious. My daughter had the shrimp, she shared one with me, it was very good slightly buttery. My boyfriend ordered the a mix grill kind of dish with lots of meat. Sausage, chicken, steak which came on two plates with his rice and vegetables. We brought our own bottle of wine for a $10 corkage fee. It was plenty of food and quite enjoyable.

    We did not stay too long but I believe there is live entertainment and dancing in the latter part of the evening.

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  • by kcbrit Written Oct 18, 2005

    Pretty restaurant atop the hill overlooking the 10 freeway and Pomona Valley. I really liked the food and thought it was quite authentic, having lived in Miami before. Other people I spoke to before I went were less enthralled. in all there were four people in my group and we all liked the food, even my "potato and meat loving" boyfriend.

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Pomona Nightlife

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    by GracesTrips Written Aug 1, 2010

    This is a pretty big restaurant and in the later evening hours, dancing! Mainly, a steak house, they do have an all you can eat salad bar and located high atop a hill, you have some great views, too! Dancing is from 9pm - 1am, no cover charge.

    Dress Code: No tank tops, no flip-flops and some other requirements I can't remember.

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Pomona Warnings and Dangers

  • by greling Written Dec 21, 2008

    During the day, a lot of homeless people and pan handlers can be seen afoot downtown in the Mission Promenade/City Hall area. They are relatively harmless **when there's sunlight**. Don't talk to them, and keep on walking. Each one of them has a sob story, and believe me, it changes every day. Many of them (male and female) are involved in prostitution rings and the money goes straight to their pimp(s). Some of them will try to use religion to manipulate you into show where your money is located. Don't fall for it. If you really want to help these people, donate to the local homeless shelters, soup kitchens or to the town's regional occupation program (ROP).

    And please DON'T GO HERE AT NIGHT! The hordes of homeless people camp out in front of Pomona Library and Pomona City Hall late at night and they are often there in large enough numbers to be dangerous. Some of them are mentally ill and have no reservations about getting money for food by any means necessary. This town has seen a sharp decline in its murder rate since its highs in the 1980's recession, but there recently has been a significant rise in the level of violent crime due to the large numbers of low-income people being forced out of their homes due to subprime forclosures.

    After 7PM near dark and before 6AM sunbreak, things get rather seedy and small clusters of gang members troll the streets. Most pople who live in Pomona know this, and you will hardly see any cars on the street past this hour. You will definitely not see too many people walking. If you ever have the misfortune of being stuck down here at a late hour, do not return any gang members' hand signs or respond to their verbal taunts. Doing so might signal to them that you'd like to be jumped or shot at, either because you wish to be initiated or because you saying you are from a rival gang.

    Another very, very dangerous area to be at night is in the town's banking district, near Washington Mutual, Bank of America, and Pomona First Federal (PFF). You don't have to be going to an ATM. Criminals will assume that you are on your way there or are coming from one. During the day this is a highly trafficked area, but at night, cars speed through on Garey Street to avoid having to stop there. If you visit any of the night clubs a few blocks away from this area, do bring a friend and never go alone. This place gets rather dark at night and most of the businesses are closed until 9AM.

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Pomona Off The Beaten Path

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    by GracesTrips Updated Apr 4, 2011

    This is a coffee shop restaurant that has outdoor dining and indoor eating areas located right next to (literally) Bracket Airfield. You can watch small airplanes land and take off as you have breakfast or lunch. It's nothing special but it's quaint being off the beaten path and watching the planes come and go is pretty cool!

    Address is:1615 McKinley Ave., La Verne, CA 91750

    Though this is a La Verne address, it's located right next door to the Fairplex in Pomona. The most southeast corner of La Verne.

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