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Maker Con encourages innovation

Maker Con encourages innovation
University of La Verne students Yifong Ai and Aimee Zhao observe a 3D octopus being made Saturday at the SoCal Maker Convention at the Fairplex. J6 Events hosted the inaugural convention. Various inventors, Makerspace companies and 3D printing companies provided activities for attendees to make 3D objects, ride solar powered bikes and enter their robots to fight in a competition. / photo by Sonora... 

These colors do run

These colors do run
Julie Ordoñez ambushes a friend with teal color during a dance party after completing the Color Run Saturday at the Fairplex. When crossing the finish line, participants were given one packet of color but could collect more from the stage by joining in dance competitions. “The Happiest 5K on the Planet” is an untimed race that promotes healthiness and happiness. Each “color runner” is sprayed... 

Oktoberfest brews up Bavarian fun

Oktoberfest brews up Bavarian fun
Debbie and Tom Ingalls from Der Fuuken Drunken Korps put money into the socks of Loren Marsteller at Oktoberfest on Saturday. The festival is held each October at the Fairplex in Pomona. Participants dance and participate in competitions such as stein holding, alphorn blowing and beer chugging throughout the festival. / photo by Sonora Hernandez Russell R. Silva Staff Writer Guests enjoyed beers and... 

5K run promotes healthy lifestyle

5K run promotes healthy lifestyle
Participants of the Cinco de Mayo Run begin the course on the horse racetrack of the Fairplex on Saturday. The course spanned 5K of the Fairplex grounds, ending back on the racetrack where the Mariachi Conservatory from Boyle Heights played and cold beer awaited runners. Each participant received a shirt before the run with the slogan “A Race Every Juan Can Run” on the back, and at the finish line,... 

Meals on wheels

Meals on wheels
Food trucks flood the Pomona Fairplex every Thursday through the first week of August. The Food Truck festival is a weekly event for people who enjoy the L.A. fad of mobile food. The vendor line up changes every week as many different trucks pull up to sell to hungry crowds. Their unique dishes range from garlic fries to lobster tacos leaving options open for all festival attendees. Trucks such as... 

All aboard the Rail Giants express

All aboard the Rail Giants express
Gary Fazekas of Salinas, Calif., examines an old Union Pacific locomotive with Jesse Tomory, the chief docent at the Rail Giants Train Museum, last Saturday at the Fairplex. The Rail Giants Train Museum houses a numerous retired locomotives, some of which house museums and train related antiques inside. The trains are restored by donations from the public. / photo by Daniel Hargis Gabriela Krupa Staff... 

Fairplex draws car lovers

Autumn Simon Staff Writer Thousands of adults teens and children gathered to observe, sell and buy classic cars Sunday at the annual Pomona Swap Meet and Classic Car Show at the Fairplex. The event, which has been going on for nearly 40 years, was presented by George Cross and Sons, Inc. “At first we were a little worried because when only one gate was open it meant that not a lot of people were... 

Little cars bring big fun to Fairplex

Little cars bring big fun to Fairplex
Bryan Fenwick drives his custom made scooter powered miniature Volkswagen bus at the 34th annual Southwest Unique Little Car Show on Saturday. He came all the way from Peoria, Ariz., to catch a glimpse of old classics and new models. The NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona hosted the event last weekend. / photo by Veronica Orozco Kristine Delgadillo Staff Writer The National Hot Rod Association Museum... 

‘But first, let me take a selfie’

‘But first, let me take a selfie’
Stacey and Damon Devine take a selfie before taking their first drink at the Tap ‘N’ Run 4K event March 15 at the Fairplex. Participants, many dressed in costume, drank a cup of beer at four stations throughout the run, including a can of beer upon completion. / photo by Daniel Hargis  Read More →

Irish Festival lacks luck in turnout

Irish Festival lacks luck in turnout
Lauren Miller, 15, of Rancho Cucamonga poses with Scottish knight Gallahad and Scottish princess Merideth at IrishFest 2014, Sunday at the Fairplex in Pomona. The three-day festival ran from March 7 through Sunday and featured live bands, carnival rides, food, beer, and vendors selling Irish goods. Among the entertainers was the band Joshua Tree, a U2 cover band. / photo by Daniel Hargis Liz Ortiz Staff... 
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