Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Quiet Skies of Pomona

I am enjoying the mostly quiet skies over Pomona these days and nights. Seems the budget has grounded the police helicopters for the most part. I honestly thought the helicopter was mostly a scam anyway. I can not tell you how many times I would look for what had happened in the newspaper the next morning and there would be absolutely nothing that warranted the rukus that had been made the night before.

It used to be that within 15 minutes of putting Mr. Big to bed I would hear the copter start up. And Sunday nights, for whatever reason, the bird could be heard without fail.

Another apparent victim of the recession, Montiel's Mattress on Garey, just south of the library, has closed. It has already been replaced by a thrift store. No word yet on whether they sell mattresses. But who needs a new mattress when these quiet nights in Pomona make getting to sleep such a breeze? Perhaps it was these quiet Pomona nights that put Montiel's out of business in the first place.

Of course now I'm hearing helicopters in the distance approaching...


And here is the rest of it.


Anonymous said...

I understand the value in having a helicopter to assist our officers, but it sure seems like it isn't used as productively as possible. And many times it's woken me up at night (particularly Sunday night) circling near my house for 20 minutes at a time with the spotlight coming in the windows. Frankly, I don't miss it at all when it's not flying. If they could get a 'copter like other cities have that doesn't make as much noise, then I'd be okay with it.

m.m. said...

oh. my. god. thats right, the helicopters that used to circle above us at night stopped coming. how strange to have not noticed it disappear. i remember they landed it a few times in an area near by... at least i think so. feels like that was years ago.