Pomona A to Z
|Rating||:||4.49 (780 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||242 Pages|
In "Pomona A to Z," author David Allen's examination of the quirky side of the city, we learn that it was named after the Roman goddess of fruit (at the suggestion of a citrus grower), used to be known as Monkey Town, and is the home of a college created with the help of a corn-flake king ("K is for Kellogg"). Did I mention one area pioneer imported California's first opossums? So, how would I rate "Pomona A to Z"? "E is for Entertaining." --Steve Harvey, former 'Only in L.A.' columnist for the Los Angeles Times
California Interest. This 10th Anniversary edition, the first time in paperback, includes updates, commentary, and a new introduction by the author.. David Allen takes an alphabetical tour through 26 uniquely entertaining aspects of Pomona, California with this delightful series of newspaper columns that first appeared in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Literary Nonfiction. Humor
After stints at the Rohnert Park-Cotati Clarion, Petaluma Argus- Courier and Victorville Daily Press, in 1997 he joined the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, where he is a columnist and blogger. A native of Illinois, he lives in Claremont, which is Pomona-adjacent. David Allen began his newspaper career in 1987 at the Santa Rosa News Herald.
"Verbal snapshots of Pomona." according to Joanne L Dallas. This collection of articles is great fun. Insight into local history as the author explores Pomona past and present. Allen enjoys talking to folks who know the area. Clever and witty.. "David, I finally was able to purchase your bookHappy am I !!" according to Heaven Bound Thanks to Jesus Christ. David Allen is a local columnist, writer, and blogger extraordinaire who writes for a local newspaper near my home. He creates visions in your mind that will transport you into the story he is writing about. I've heard that he is a delight to listen to in person too. I ordered this book because I wanted his collection in one place. Though he has appeared in various venues near me, I always seem to miss the events. You'll be glad that you have this book too!!David, I finally was able to purchase your book!!. Debra Comer said Five Stars. Love, Love, Love this book!!! Especially adored the remembrance of Councilman Willie White he truly loved the City.