Pomona Valley


Pomona Valley

The Pomona Valley, located between the San Gabriel Valley and San Bernardino Valley in the Inland Empire region of Southern California, straddles the border between Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County. Some residents consider the Pomona Valley to be a unique geographical area, distinct from both Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. Indeed, on March 1, 1893 the California Assembly voted 54-14 for a new county to form in the region, San Antonio County, with Pomona as its seat. Los Angeles interests in the Senate rejected the concept, however, and today the eastern and western portions remain divided between San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties.cite news | title= History timeline of the Inland Empire, California | url= http://www.sbsun.com/empireday_3/ci_7323066 | publisher= San Bernardino County Sun | date= October 30, 2007 | accessdate= 2007-11-15] Physical dividing lines separating the Pomona valley from the San Bernardino Valley on the east include: the San Antonio River, the eastern border of the Watershed of the San Antonio River, and Interstate 15/Etiwanda Avenue. The Pomona Valley is separated from the San Gabriel Valley to the west by the San Jose Hills running approximately along State Route 57.The valley lies south of the San Gabriel Mountains and north of the Chino Hills. The eastern San Bernardino County portion is largely rural and suburban while the western LA County portion ranges from older urban areas such as Pomona and Claremont to newer affluent suburbs. The historic Route 66 runs through the Pomona Valley.

Demographics

The residents of the Pomona Valley are predominantly White and Latino. In contrast to the San Gabriel Valley, the population of Asian Americans is much smaller.

Institutions of higher learning

* California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona), public - Pomona
* Chaffey College, community college - Rancho Cucamonga
* Claremont Colleges, liberal arts and engineering - Claremont
** Claremont McKenna College
** Harvey Mudd College
** Pitzer College
** Pomona College
** Scripps College
** Claremont Graduate University
* DeVry University, technical institute - Pomona
* University of La Verne, private - La Verne
* Western University of Health Sciences, private - Pomona

Local sites of interest

* Fairplex, annual Los Angeles County Fair - Pomona
* Montclair Plaza - Montclair
* Ontario Mills, shopping center - Ontario
* Pomona Valley Air Fair - Upland
* Raging Waters, water park - San Dimas
* Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden - Claremont
* Victoria Gardens, outdoor shopping center - Rancho Cucamonga
* Ygnacio Palomares Adobe, List of Registered Historic Places in Los Angeles County, California - Pomona
* La Casa Primera de Rancho San Jose, List of Registered Historic Places in Los Angeles County, California - Pomona

Transportation

The Pomona Valley is served by freeways:
*San Bernardino Freeway (Interstate 10)
*Foothill Freeway (Interstate 210)
*Ontario Freeway (Interstate 15)
*Pomona Freeway (State Route 60)
*Chino Valley Freeway (State Route 71)

The Ontario Freeway connects to Las Vegas, Nevada. The Pomona Freeway links to Riverside.

Major Surface Thoroughfares serving the Pomona Valley

*Central Ave "(Chino, Montclair, Upland)"
*Euclid Ave. " (Ontario, Upland, Chino)"
*Foothill Blvd.
*Grand Ave. " (Chino Hills, Diamond Bar) "
*Garey Ave. " (Chino Hills, Pomona, Claremont) "
*Holt Ave. "(Pomona; becomes Valley Blvd from Pomona to Los Angeles)"
*Holt Blvd. "(Pomona, Montclair, Ontario)"
*Mission Blvd. " (Pomona, Montclair, Ontario) "
*Mount Baldy Road " (Claremont, San Antonio Heights, and Mt. San Antonio)"

In Claremont, Mt. Baldy Road leads into the Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts of Mount San Antonio (nicknamed "Mt. Baldy") in the San Gabriel Mountains.

The city of Ontario is the site of Ontario International Airport (ONT). Cable Airport is a small public airport in Upland.

Communities

The cities of the Pomona Valley include:
*Chino
*Chino Hills
*Claremont
*Diamond Bar
*La Verne
*Montclair
*Ontario
*Pomona
*Rancho Cucamonga
*San Antonio Heights
*San Dimas
*Upland

Media

Newspapers serving the area

* "Claremont Courier"
* "Inland Valley Daily Bulletin", with its offices located in Ontario

ee also

* Inland Empire
* San Gabriel Valley

References

External links

* [http://www.pomonahistorical.org/ The Historical Society of Pomona Valley]


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