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We are the College Towns

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Our eastward location has given us the gifts of a true Southern California lifestyle without the hustle and bustle of Downtown Los Angeles. Being 30 Miles East, our region still gives…

“Ascension” show to be the last for Loft Beats

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The Pomona Arts Colony is about to take a huge hit. Erns Valdez, Owner, Curator and Artist of Loft Beats Art Gallery announced that the gallery will be closing its…

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Art and Love encompass this Second Saturday’s Art Walk

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Okay, this Second Saturday Art Walk just so happens to fall on Valentine’s Day. I am not a huge fan of this holiday (and no, I am not bitter and…

Dronen’s self-released EP “284 Days” is making waves in the local rock scene

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Dronen, local rock band featured last year on 30 Miles East, has been busy in the studio kicking out some great tunes! Their self-released EP entitled “284 Days” was just…

Resident Artist Matthew Chism’s artwork featured in Brodie Award nominated book

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The debut novel, “Free Electricity” by Ryan Rhodes, is a gripping tale about leaving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Resident Artist Matthew Chism was commissioned to do the cover…

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Failure announces new album and is including fans along for the ride

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Many of you know that I am a huge fan of the band Failure. If you follow 30 Miles East or are friends with me personally, you would know this isn’t anything new….

“Contagion of Difference” to be unveiled at SPACE Gallery

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“Contagion of Difference”  is a group Collage show featuring Jay Riggio, Ace Farren Ford and Lance Glover. The show will debut December 13, 2014 at the always amazing SPACE Gallery…

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November Second Saturday Art Walk & Unveiling of Faceless Sister

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There could not be a more perfect weather setting for an Art Walk on this fine second saturday of November. Per usual, the Pomona Arts Colony will be beaming with…

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Throwback Thursday: Crystal Castles at The Fox Theater Pomona

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I believe I heard a collective heart shattering in the fans of electronic music yesterday. Alice Glass announced her departure from Crystal Castles via her twitter account on October 8,…

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Introspection and hard lessons

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Everyday we are faced with a mountain of valuable lessons. In those teaching moments,  we are forced to see what we never thought possible or imaginable. However, as adults, we have…

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Throwback Thursday: Mr. Bungle at the Glass House

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Hello, friends. Its been about a couple of weeks since my last feature. I’m so sorry! Do you ever get so overwhelmed you wonder where your time went? Yup, I’m…

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Viva! Pomona Festival at the Glass House July 19 & 20

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This weekend is sure to be another outstanding set of events for the Pomona Arts Colony. Viva! Pomona, a multicultural music festival, will be firing on all cylinders at the Glass…

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July’s Second Saturday Artwalk in Pomona may be the best of the summer

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On Saturday July 12, the Pomona Arts Colony will once again come alive with its electric Second Saturday Artwalk. Many of my favorite galleries in the colony will be featuring…

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Throwback Thursday: Guns N’ Roses at Timbers Ballroom

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Timbers Ballroom. Yet another venue I had no idea existed. Timbers ballroom was located on Foothill Blvd. in Glendora, and is now home to a shopping center that houses a large Goodwill…

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The 909 Film Festival

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Did you know that Claremont is home to one of the very few Independent Film Festivals in Southern California? The 909 Film Festival was the vision of local Independent Film…

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Throwback Thursday: History of Pomona Valley

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I realize that with this edition of Throwback Thursday, I may get some yawns. History bores many, and I get that.

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Failure-Glass House Show Gallery

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As promised, here are a few photos from Failure’s Glass House Show on June 14, 2014 in Pomona, CA. Click on a thumbnail to launch the gallery!

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Pomona’s Saturday Saviour: Failure rocks the Glass House

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Many know the Second Saturday of each month is to host the always amazing Pomona Art Walk. The Pomona Arts Colony comes alive with budding artistic talent and cultural eclecticism. This…

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Throwback Thursday: Jane’s Addiction at…Topper’s?

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Toppers? La Verne? What? I suppose my ignorance takes over here once again. Where the hell was Toppers in La Verne? After some digging, I found that it used to be home…

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Throwback Thursday: Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Pomona Valley Auditorium

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In my quest to find major acts that have come through our region, I kept stumbling upon an old venue named the “Pomona Valley Auditorium”. Pardon my ignorance (especially to my…

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What is a Resident Artist?

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On April 23rd, I was thrilled to unveil that Natalie Franco, internationally renowned photographer, had graciously agreed to become a resident artist of 30 Miles East. In addition to Natalie,…

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Throwback Thursday: Frank Zappa inspires historic prank

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The  legendary Frank Zappa performed at the beautiful Bridges Auditorium of Pomona College multiple times in 1972. What he probably did not realize was that students/ninjas would craft a historic…

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Throwback Thursday: No Doubt

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On this day in exact day in 1993, No Doubt paid a visit 30 Miles East. Thanks to Google, I found a very rare performance by No Doubt at Cal Poly Pomona….

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SPACE Pomona’s upcoming installation: POPUP/ PINUP

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If you haven’t noticed, SPACE Pomona has become on of my favorite art galleries, and I am always thrilled to feature their brilliant installations.

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SPACE Pomona: Women in Photography

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SPACE Pomona is set to debut their latest installation, “Women In Photography” on March 8th during the Second Saturday Art Walk in Downtown Pomona. Women in Photography installation coincides with…

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Glass House Throwback: Tool

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I am on a mission. On a mission to find every major band/musician that has made their way 30 Miles East. The Glass House is indeed one of the most…

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Stuck on You: Two weeks post-Failure Reunion Show

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I know MANY musicians. Very talented musicians that I am lucky to call my friends. I am also married to one of those talented musicians. Everywhere I turn, I am…

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30 Miles East Feature: Pints For Pitties

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Brittany Gomez, Founder and President of Pints for Pitties shares her mission and personal story with 30 Miles East! What could be better than Pit Bulls and Brews? Not much! 

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We are not the “I.E.”

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May I bend your ear for a rant? A very superficial geographic location rant? It will be short and sweet. I promise. I would like to stand on my own roof…

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I am Thirty Miles East

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The featured image was taken by me at the BWI train station in Linthecum, Maryland. Life Thirty Miles East of Los Angeles can seem like a different planet. Hell, any…