Introduction to Pomona, California
Incorporated in 1888, Pomona is a city of over 150,000 people. Pomona is located in Los Angeles county and is part of the Los Angeles Long Beach Santa Ana metropolitan area, which is the second largest metropolitan area in the United States with a population of over 12.9 million people.
Pomona is located in Southern California, about thirty minutes west of the City of Los Angeles. Pomona is named after the the ancient Roman goddess of fruit. Pomona is home to California State Polytechnic University, and the Los Angeles County fairgrounds.
Pomona receives the sunny dry weather for which Southern California is so famous. July and August are the warmest months of the year with average daily temperatures in the high eighties (degrees Fahrenheit). The winter months see average daily temperatures in the high sixties (degrees Fahrenheit).
Pomona Arts and Entertainment
Pomona's location close to the city of Los Angeles provide residents the opportunity to take advantage of all of the entertainment offerings of Los Angeles and Los Angeles county. Pomona does have entertainment offerings of its own. Some of the more notable include:
- The KABOOM! 4th of July Celebration
- The Fairplex Pomona Raceway
- The Los Angeles County Fairgrounds and Annual Los Angeles County Fair
- The Pomona Arts Colony
- The Pomona Concert Band
- The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum
For the sports enthusiast, Los Angeles county provides access to a plethora of professional sporting attractions, including the Arena Football League's (AFL) Los Angeles Avengers, Major League Baseball's (MLB) Los Angeles Dodgers, Major League Soccer's (MLS) Club Deportivo Chivas USA and Los Angeles Galaxy, the National Basketball associations (NBA) Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers, the National Hockey League's (NHL) LA Kings, and the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. College football's Rose Bowl is also played in Los Angeles County in Pasadena.