Pomona chamber chief pledges to “get in the ring” with Sugar Shane Mosley

Pomona Chamber of Commerce executive director Frank Garcia said he will get in the ring with Pomona native and champion boxer Sugar Shane Mosley.

Garcia, said however, that the event won’t follow traditional boxing rules.

“The only way they’re going to let me get in the ring is, we have to wear these huge gloves,” Garcia said, referring to

Garcia vs. Mosley is set to take part during the chamber’s Thursday Wednesday mixer. The event is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Diamond’s Love Foundation, 127 E. Commercial St., Pomona.

Information: 909-622-9092.

Pomona company announces recall of Filipino seafood products

Foremost Foods, International announced a voluntary recall of Pangasinan brand smoked seafood products because of potential botulism contamination.

All the products are expected to be off shelves by Monday, Foremost Foods compliance coordinator Joselito Reyes said.

No illnesses have been reported.

The recall applies to 6 ounce packages of Roundscad Smoked Galunggong and 6 ounce packages of Mackerel Smoked Hasa Hasa. Consumwers are advised not to use the products even if they do not look or smell bad.

The products were distributed in California, Nevada and Washington through Seafood City and Manila Seafood stores.

Botulism is a potentially deadly disease. Symptoms include general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Other symptoms are difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms.

People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

Information: 909-525-9500 Ext. 154

Pomona chamber schedules networking lunch

The Pomona Chamber of Commerce’s next networking luncheon is scheduled to take place Wednesday at Coco Palm Restaurant.

Admission will cost $15 for chamber members and $20 for others.

The luncheon is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Coco Palm Restaurant is at 1600 Fairplex Dr., Pomona.

Information: (909) 622-8484

Equity firm completes purchase of Pomona manufacturer

Warburg Pincus, a private equity firm headquartered in New York City, has closed its acquisition of Pomona-based Consolidated Precision Products Corp.

Terms of the deal, first announced in September, were not disclosed.

Consolidated Precision Products produces components for customers in the aerospace and defense industries.

Warburg Pincus purchased the manufacturer from Arlington Capital Partners, a Washington, D.C.-basee invesment firm.