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Fairplex hosts Irish festivities for all to enjoy

Kat Simonelli Staff Writer The weather held out and set for a perfect weekend for celebrating Irish culture at the Irish Fair at the Pomona Fairplex Saturday and Sunday. The day began with a parade through the fairgrounds set with a full drum and bagpipe line, dancing elephants and a leprechaun on stilts. “We come together to take care of the community,” Doug Schneid, the pipe major of the 42nd... 

Swap meet brings antiques and oddities to LV

Christian Garay Staff Writer  Sunday George Cross & Sons Inc. sponsored the annual Pomona Swap Meet and Classic Car Show at the Fairplex. Holding up to seven events per year, this event contains over 2,500 vendors selling rare car parts and accessories along with a wide variety of other items. Veteran swap meet vendor Mae Batto has been selling novelty items since 1991. “I sell anything I can... 

Happenings

‘Dissent’ The Carlson Gallery presents “Alumni Alle­gories: Dissent,” a collaborative project between photography and writing. Students from Sean Bernard’s Writing 307 class will write an accompaniment to photographs by 22 alumni of the photography department. The exhibit will run through to Dec. 7. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. ‘Site’ The Harris... 

Happenings

‘Dissent’ The Carlson Gallery presents a collaborative project between photography and writing. Students from Sean Bernard’s Writing 307 class will write an accompaniment to photographs by 22 alumni of the photography department. The exhibit will run through to Dec. 7. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. ‘Urinetown: The Musical’ The theatre arts and music departments... 

Oktoberfest offers beer, dancing

Oktoberfest offers beer, dancing
Stephan Lopez from San Bernardino and Nicole de Silva from Riverside danced together at Oktoberfest on Sunday at the Fairplex. The event opened on Oct. 12 and runs through Oct 28, from 6 p.m to midnight Fridays and Saturdays for adults, from noon to 6 p.m. Sundays for families. Live music is performed every night by a polka band called the Rheinlanders. Admission is $5, parking is $10. / photo by Katherine... 

Festival celebrates with seasonal gifts, crafts

Festival celebrates with seasonal gifts, crafts
Tony Banzuelo, co-owner of “Pretty Fancy,” shows Dona Arilla and Susan Swaydan “42 ways to make a shawl.” The Harvest Festival is an annual art and craft show at the Pomona Fairplex, which attracts holiday shoppers. This year’s festival was from Dec. 2 through Dec. 4. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Tennille Wright Staff Writer The smell of cinnamon potpourri filled the air while furry string... 

Galloping toward a friendlier Los Angeles County Fair

Galloping toward a friendlier Los Angeles County Fair
Yankee Dan suffered heat exhaustion after winning the fourth race of the first day of racing at Fairplex Park as part of the 73rd Racing Season on Friday. Outrider Jesus Camacho struggled to keep the horse calm as trainers doused the horse with hoses and buckets of water. It is uncommon for horses to suffer from heat exhaustion of such magnitude. / photo by Warren Bessant John Bottala Staff Writer When... 

On the Calendar

Teaching Workshops CBEST workshops, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education Title V grant, University of La Verne and Citrus College, will be presented in June by Valerie Beltran. The workshops are divided into two sessions. The first session is on June 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the second session is on June 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are held in the Campus Center B and C ballroom. It is... 

Pieces of military history for sale at Fairplex

Ashley Morgado Staff Writer The community was welcomed to learn about our history in a different way when Vintage Productions brought a bi-annual Militaria Collectibles Show to the Fairplex in Pomona. Anything you have ever wanted to know about past wars and military could be answered by walking among the long lines of tables. “People are here to buy,” owner of the military show Bob Chatt said.... 

Sudzapalooza provides drink variety at Fairplex

Rachel Smith Staff Writer Hundreds of beer enthusiasts got a chance to taste plenty of local and exotic beers, all in the name of charity. Sudzapalooza was an opportunity for beer drinkers to sample all the beer they wanted at the Finish Line Sports Grill in Pomona. The Fairplex educational program benefiting from all the beer drinkers was the Career and Technical Education Center. “CTEC is a program... 
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