Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Thinking Positive in Pomona
I'm sure I'm not the only Pomonian feeling black and blue from the beating we've been taking in the press for the past week.
I don't have the time, energy, much less the heart, to do links to the various news stories. The basic run down for those of you who have been out of the country is that Pomona has been determined to be the least likely place to find love, the best place to develop smoker's lung and the worst place to conduct a thorough search of a van containing a dead body. We also ended our month long murderless streak with a bang: three separate murders in one day. This is not to even mention the recent stabbing on Alvarado and Palomares that hasn't hit the newswires, but has certainly hit home with Lincoln Park block clubs.
We've seen better news days. Hence today's feeling-the-love photographs of Pomona lovebirds, courtesy of wedding photographer Bumatay Studio and photographer Louis Palos. Check out the whole spread here and here, proving once again that not all that happens in Pomona's alleys and fire escapes is bad. Of course, I can not say the same about the vans and motorhomes.
Yesterday, while I was driving down Garey, I saw two other love birds making out on the wall in front of Juan Pollo. It is often hard to reconcile the Pomona I experience each day with the one I read about in the paper.