Younger than that now?

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After receiving a document from the City of Pomona utility billing department (click on the image for a large view), reader Rubio R. Gonzalez writes: “I noticed that the seal in the left corner had a founding year of 1988. What a mistake! There must have been a confusion among the staff, considering that many city employees indeed do live in Diamond Bar which was founded in 1989. Pomona was actually incorporated in 1888.”

Hey, what’s 100 years between friends? Maybe Pomona has decided to lie about its age. We’ll know for sure if Pomona is confused if they celebrate 25 years of cityhood next year.

* Update: Assistant to the City Manager Mark Gluba says a vendor that handles utility billing incorrectly reproduced the city seal quite some time ago and no one, including utility customers, has noticed until now. The error will be corrected as soon as possible. Gluba adds: “Hope this solves the mystery and I assure that none of us, including the City, are getting any younger!”

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  • John Clifford

    Unbelievable. But then staff has been there such short times that maybe they don’t know the difference. Are there ANY staff there who remember the 100th anniversary in 1988?

  • http://www.goddessofgareyavenue.tk/ goga

    Ah yes, what an anomaly! Well, even as time does not exist, they’d better get on that to at least keep some semblance of lineality among us. lol!

  • Allan

    Congratulations, you have uncovered the Y2K bug’s distant but more effective cousin! More importantly, there’s an editable version of the city seal floating around somewhere?

  • Ms. Lois

    I came in 1990 but people were still talking about it! The library still has Pomona tiles that were sold back then.

    [I hope you meant they were talking about the centennial rather than about the city's founding one year earlier! -- DA]

  • RichP

    I guess they got the year from their back pages.

    [Someone understands the headline reference! -- DA]

  • Andy

    If Pomona City employees can afford Diamond Bar, they are overpaid unless they bought into the market early.