Spotlight | Assistance League®of Pomona Valley

Spotlight | Assistance League®of Pomona Valley

Assistance League® of Pomona Valley is a chapter of National Assistance League®, an all-volunteer, member driven organization. Assistance League® of Pomona Valley, is the eighth oldest chapter of more than 120 chapters of National Assistance League® and was organized in 1932-33 and chartered in 1946. Members raise funds and implement programs that serve multiple needs of children.

We operate a Dental Center in Pomona, which serves both uninsured and Denti-Cal children. Patients are usually referred by school district personnel. Often other family members can also benefit from our services. For information or to make an appointment call 909-629-6142 or email

Another service, “Operation School Bell®” provides a weeks worth of new clothing and a family care kit to children in need.
“Assault Survivor Kits®” are another service provided to assist the efforts of Project Sister, a local philanthropy providing assistance to victims of abuse. Kits with items of comfort and care are assembled and donated by us, and given to victims of rape or abuse when the Project Sister staff counsels them.

Our “Act of Giving” is an annual event each Christmas. ALPV and community members, “adopt” a family in need to provide them with a memorable Christmas.

We have two major fundraisers each year. Our annual Golf Tournament is every May and our Tea is held in February. We also have ongoing smaller events in the community to introduce ourselves and encourage community participation and promote membership. Volunteering makes a difference!

Visit and find out how you can participate, donate or join us.

Our chapter provides services to the communities of Chino Hills, Claremont, Diamond Bar, Glendora, La Verne, Pomona and San Dimas.

It is qualified as a 501(c)(3) organization with the IRS.

Mission Inn Hotel & Spa Festival of Lights Returns to Riverside Nov. 29

Mission Inn Hotel & Spa Festival of Lights Returns to Riverside Nov. 29

The 27th annual Mission Inn Hotel & Spa Festival of Lights returns to downtown Riverside on Friday, Nov. 29 with food, entertainment, a fireworks display and the much-anticipated switch-on ceremony to turn on millions of holiday lights at the historic hotel. Vendors and attractions open at noon. The switch-on ceremony, produced by The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce and the City of Riverside, starts at 4:30 p.m., with fireworks following roughly an hour later. The gathering at the corner of Orange Street and Mission Inn Avenue marks the beginning of the holiday season for Riverside residents. “The Festival of Lights is a time-honored way to celebrate the kick-off of the holiday season with family and friends,” Mayor Rusty Bailey said. “This beloved event also showcases our historic downtown, which provides an incredible boost to our local businesses.” At this year’s festival: · A very large snow globe will be placed on Main Street between University and Mission Inn avenues to highlight the progress and accomplishments of UC Riverside. Visitors can step inside the snow globe and take a selfie with a replica of the UCR bell tower. · The century wheel and the carousel will move to the parking lot adjacent to City Hall at 10th and Main streets. · Live music will commence daily at the Entertainment Stage located in the breezeway of City Hall on Main Street between 9th and 10th Streets. · Horse-drawn carriages will return this year. · The Artisan’s Collective will highlight artists and craft makers alike Thursdays-Sundays, starting on Saturday, Nov. 30th and continuing through Sunday, Dec. 29th. The collective will be on Main Street between University Avenue and 9th Street from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. · Vendors will be back selling holiday-themed sweets and treats. More than 750,000 people visit Riverside during the festival to gaze upon the historic Mission Inn covered in more than 5 million holiday lights, decorated with 400 animatronic figures and filled with holiday music. More than 75,000 people attend the annual switch-on ceremony, held each year on the Friday evening after Thanksgiving. After a welcome and brief remarks from local dignitaries, the Roberts family leads a countdown to the switch-on at dusk. The millions of holiday lights spread out around the Mission Inn and the surrounding area are switched on, and the downtown sky erupts in a fireworks show. “We are very fortunate in Riverside to enjoy the support of Duane and Kelly Roberts, Keepers of the Inn, who work so hard to make the Festival of Lights so successful,” Mayor Pro Tem Andy Melendrez said. “We look forward to another great event this year.”
SPECIAL EVENT | Bruno and the Hooligans – October 25th

SPECIAL EVENT | Bruno and the Hooligans – October 25th

Join, the sister website of Hispanic Lifestyle on Friday, October 25th at the Mount Palomar Winery located in the heart of Temecula Valley’s wine county for the first installment of their Fall Concert Series featuring Bruno and the Hooligans, Bruno Mars’ ultimate tribute band. We are pleased to extend a “SPECIAL BRING A FRIEND PRICE” for OUR friends and colleague for $35.00 (buy one, get one free).  Please  use the PROMO CODE TO USE – BOGO when purchasing your tickets in ADVANCE.  Here is the website link,  

Showtime! ABOUT BRUNO and the HOOLIGANS 

BRUNO and the HOOLIGANS – Bruno Mars Ultimate Tribute Band features an amazing Bruno Mars impersonator and a group of amazing musicians who bring the talent and technology necessary to replicate the Bruno Mars Live Experience

Introducing an amazing Bruno Mars impersonator and a group of musicians who are currently performing a spectacular well-received tribute show. This band has the utmost love and respect for the artist, Bruno Mars, his music and his entire live band, recreating their extraordinary dynamic live performances. We guarantee that the live show you will get from Bruno and the Hooligans will be a memorable and fun experience for all ages.

Enjoy an evening of Music & Wine with friends Friday, October 25th at the Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula, California. 

WELL HELLO – 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Makes it Debut

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible takes Corvette’s heritage to new heights as the first hardtop and mid-engine convertible in Corvette’s 66-year history. The fighter jet-inspired design maintains the same storage as coupe, even with the topdown. Powered by the next-generation 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine, the 2020 Stingray convertible will produce 495 horsepower (369 kW) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque when equipped with performance exhaust – the most horsepower and torque for any entry Corvette.

Open-air driving has always been a part of the Chevrolet Corvette’s heritage. In fact, when the Corvette debuted in 1953, it was available only as a convertible. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible builds off that heritage as the first hardtop and mid-engine convertible in Corvette history.

“We put the world on notice when we introduced the first mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette a few months ago, and now we’re raising the bar with the first-ever hardtop Corvette convertible,” said Brian Sweeney, Chevrolet U.S. vice president. “And the convertible will be priced only $7,500 more than entry 1LT Stingray coupe.”

First and foremost, a convertible.

The mid-engine 2020 Corvette Stingray was engineered first and foremost as a convertible. The convertible maintains the tunnel-dominant structure and use of high-integrity die-cast parts found in the Stingray coupe.

The team engineered the hardtop to stow seamlessly into the body, maintaining the Stingray’s impressive ability to store two sets of golf clubs in the trunk even with the top down. The convertible also keeps the coupe’s front storage compartment, which can fit an airline-spec carry-on and a laptop bag.

The hardtop provides a quieter cabin, increased security and a cleaner look compared to the previous softtop designs.

“Our goal from the beginning was to make sure customers didn’t have to sacrifice any functionality, performance or comfort when choosing the hardtop convertible,” said Josh Holder, Corvette program engineering manager. “We managed to keep the same design theme as the coupe, as well as the exceptional storage capacity and track capability.”

Inspired by jets

Like the coupe, the Stingray convertible’s design was inspired by fighter jets. The tonneau cover features aerodynamically shaped nacelles influenced by the housing used for jet engines. The nacelles, which were also used as inspiration on the Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle (CERV) I and II, as well as the Corvette SS and SR2 concepts, help reduce air recirculation into the cabin and provide a remarkably exotic profile with the top up or down. The tonneau also provides a rear power-adjustable window and a vent for mid-engine cooling.

The two-piece top can be activated at speeds up to 30 mph and retract in as few as 16 seconds. It is powered by six electric motors — a Corvette first — and uses encoders for precise control. Switching to electric motors from hydraulic systems helps increase reliability. A body-colored roof is standard, while Carbon Flash metallic-painted nacelles and roof are optional.

Careful attention was paid to make sure the engine could breathe when stored underneath the tonneau cover. The sheet-molded composite top stows in a compartment made from lightweight composite panels and heat shields to manage heat from the engine.

A divider glass window in the middle of the vehicle can be power adjusted with the top up or down. The glass has been optimized to reduce air recirculation and wind noise in the cabin for improved quietness. The roof system design, combined with the same rear spoiler used on the Stingray coupe’s Z51 Performance Package, results in identical drag between the coupe and convertible with the top up.

Engineers tweaked the chassis for the convertible, with springs and dampers tuned specifically to provide nearly the same performance as the coupe.

No compromise performance

Like the Stingray coupe, the convertible is powered by the next-generation 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine, the only naturally aspirated V-8 in the segment. It will produce 495 horsepower (369 kW) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque when equipped with performance exhaust — the most horsepower and torque for any entry Corvette.

The LT2 is paired with Chevrolet’s first eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, which provides lightning-fast shifts and excellent power transfer. This transmission is uniquely designed to provide the best of both worlds: the spirited, directly connected feeling of a manual and the premium driving comfort of an automatic. The double-paddle de-clutch feature even allows the driver to disconnect the clutch by holding both paddles for more manual control.

When combined, the advanced propulsion system, revised chassis tuning and retractable hardtop make the 2020 Stingray the most no-compromise Corvette convertible in history.

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe goes into production at GM’s Bowling Green Assembly in late 2019, with the convertible following in late first-quarter 2020. A right-hand drive version of the convertible will be available in select international markets at a later date.