Tuesday: went to go vote for Joanne Gilbert and against Norma Torres for State Senate. Only to find out the election, unlike the one in Los Angeles, is next Tuesday. Remember to vote!
Wednesday: admired Pomona from seven stories up when I performed jury duty. Pomona actually looks very lush and tree-filled from that vantage point. Until you look down at the ground, and see that god awful abandoned fountain in the middle of the court plaza. Clearly, it will never be a water fountain again, but can someone dump some dirt in there, plant a few succulents and call it a day? Yet another easy fix that illustrates how poorly managed this city is. Yet Pomona has (and we pay for) TWO city managers at last count. Most all cities, including Pomona in boom times, have only one. Can't one of the two of them make a phone call about this? The courthouse is a county facility, so L.A. County might even be willing to do the work or supply the dirt or succulents, even though both are readily available for free if dug up or taken from clippings elsewhere in the city. The other thing you notice from above (and below) is the replacement tiles in the courtyard, which are so far off the color of the original ones they look like band aids on a wounded surface. Seriously. It's no wonder L.A. County chose the Pomona court house to make such drastic cuts to, as the courtyard already looks like it's given up. The cuts take effect in two weeks time. Certainly there will be a trickle down affect to Pomona businesses, especially lunch spots. So eat more lunch out, Pomona, to save our restaurants!
later Wednesday: got a flyer on my door announcing there will be filming at 394 E. Columbia in Lincoln Park on March 10. What are they filming?
Thursday: Trees are planted around the new Chase Bank at Garey and Foothill. Landscaping next week?
Friday: Arby's on Garey boasts a "Boost Mobile coming soon" sign. I'm glad they are keeping the funky building!
Man, I geuss I need to get out more. THE END