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LA Area Swap Meets in February!

Posted by Amoebite, January 18, 2012 07:35pm | Post a Comment
Hey Los Angeles! The Amoeblog is looking out for your record swap needs this February. Get out your calendars and clear these dates!

Sunday, February 5th: Amoeba makes a repeat appearance at one of the Southland's biggest and best record swap meets, Pasadena City College's Flea Market and Record Swap. With over 500 vendors, the Flea Market features antiques and collectibles, records, tools, clothes, toys and much more, not to mention food and good company.
 
The Flea Market and Record Swap is from 8am-3pm. Look for the Amoeba booth located in the Bonnie St. parking structure (Lot 5) on the 3rd Level. We'll have a great selection of vinyl, so come out and enjoy your Sunday with us! 

More info HERE.

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Sunday, February 12th: Visit us in Claremont, California at the KSPC CD & Record Swap! We’ll be at the Smith Campus Center Ballroom from 10am-4pm with over 25 other vendors. $2.00 admission or free with a Claremont Colleges ID! Free parking too!

KSPC record swap

California Fool's Gold -- A Pomona Valley Primer

Posted by Eric Brightwell, May 17, 2011 04:35pm | Post a Comment
BETWIXT THE BLOSSOM AND THE BOUGH -- THE POMONA VALLEY

 
The Pomona Valley is located on the far eastern edge of Los Angeles County -- actually straddling it and San Bernadino County. The towns of Montclair, Ontario, San Antonio Heights and Upland are all located across the San Antonio River, on the San Bernadino side, in the Inland Empire.


Since I've yet to expand beyond writing about towns and neighborhoods of LA County (and Orange County, which was formerly part of LA County) to San Bernadino and Riverside Counties, this Pomona Valley primer is focusing only on the Pomona Valley communities within Los Angeles County: Claremont, Pomona and La Verne. (San Dimas and Diamond Bar, which straddle the border of the Pomona and San Gabriel Valleys, I've chosen to include in the San Gabriel Valley.)

LOCATION OF THE POMONA VALLEY


Pendersleigh & Sons' Official Map of the Pomona Valley

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California Fool's Gold -- Exploring Claremont, the City of Trees and PhDs

Posted by Eric Brightwell, April 20, 2010 07:13pm | Post a Comment
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Claremont City Hall

INTRO

Claremont is the poshest of the three cities in the Los Angeles end of th Pomona Valley. It's bordered by La Verne to the west, Pomona to the southwest, Montclair to the southeast, Upland to the east and the Angeles National Forest to the north. My opinion of Claremont's poshness is almost entirely based on knowing someone from nearby Ontario who claimed to be from Claremont.

On Friday, I traveled in the CARDIS to La Verne to pick up Paul Vasquez (aka DJ Stingray – formerly DJ Superstar), who’s also an authority on, among many sci-fi things, the culture of Claremont.

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I Was The Only Person In Claremont Without A Master's Degree

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, May 20, 2008 02:26am | Post a Comment
I had the pleasure of meeting Ron Coleman when I was nineteen. I took my band's demo to SST Records where he worked. Greg Ginn blew me off, but Ron was nice enough to sit with me and talk to me about the demo and what the band was up to. Needless to say, the band was never signed, but Ron and I remained friends. Much later I was working at Epitaph Records and Ron got a job there. We worked together for several years before he left for better future with his better half, Yvonne. I love Ron. He is a New Yorker to the core. He's honest, which most laid back Southern Cali types can't stand, and which makes me like him more. His wife Yvonne grew up in the Pomona/Claremont area, so Ron moved from L.A. to settle down in the city of master's degrees.

My girlfriend and I ran into Ron & Yvonne at the Vexing Exhibit. It had been a few years since I've seen them. After hanging out at the exhibit for a bit, we went out  for a drink at the hotel across the street which soon turned into an impromptu tour of Claremont.



Corner of Yale & Second



The infamous Rhino Claremont: Where all your college record store dreams come true!



One guy did all this.



Shhh...my tour guides told me not to open a business here. Bad real estate for a business.



The place where one of Pomona's favorite son grew up. Do you know who that person is?



My Claremont tour guides, just before they rescued the city of Claremont from a drunk driver.

We also went to the Press Bar, but a real horrible college rock band was playing so we left. Rumor has it that Amoeba 's own Paul Vasquez plays all his disco favorites there from time to time.We were going to go to The Liquid Kitty, but the terrible name for a bar and a ten dollar cover detoured us. We ended up at another bar where all the artists from the exhibit were hanging out. We tried to sit near them to be all cool like them. They probably would have lets us if we asked.

At the end of the night we thanked our Claremont Welcoming Committee for showing us around their fine city. I wish there was a Ron and Yvonne at every city I would visit in the future. The night ended with the lovely couple trying to convince a really drunk woman to not drive home, which she was insisting that she was going to do. We had to leave our Claremont Superheroes at that moment so that they could continue to make Claremont a better place.