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Pomona,

Orkney Island, Scotland: see MainlandMainland.
1 Island (1991 pop. 14,150), 178 sq mi (461 sq km), N Scotland. The largest of the Orkney Islands, it is also called Pomona. Kirkwall, the seat of the Orkney Islands council area, is on the island. Kirkwall Bay and Scapa Flow deeply indent its shores.
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Pomona

(pəmō`nə), city (1990 pop. 131,723), Los Angeles co., S Calif. at the foot of the San Gabriel Mts.; inc. 1888. It is a residential, industrial, and commercial suburb of Los Angeles where citrus fruits and vegetables are canned and shipped. Manufactures include foods; paper, metal, and plastic products; and chemicals. There are aluminum and iron foundaries. The city is the seat of California State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona, and is the site of the Los Angeles County Fair. It is one of the fastest-growing U.S. cities.
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Pomona

 

a city in the western USA, in California. An eastern suburb of Los Angeles. Population, 83,000 (1974). Pomona is an important center for the aerospace and military industries. It also has machine-building, oil-refining, chemical, and food-processing (canned fruits) industries.

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Pomona

goddess of gardens and fruit trees. [Rom. Myth.: Zimmerman, 218]
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Pomona

another name for Mainland (in Orkney)
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So goes the proud story that gets told and retold at every turn and on every page of "It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973," an ambitious three-part exhibition and accompanying catalogue that, as part of the regionwide "Pacific Standard Time" initiative, strongly pushes a recuperative narrative foregrounding peripheral sites of production and underrecognized histories.
The Pomona Youth and Family Master Plan (YFMP) was developed to address three community identified and prioritized youth risk factors, including community disorganization, academic failure, and favorable attitudes towards antisocial behavior.
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The company said that the new site, located in the community of Pomona, Atlantic City and providing increased coverage and capacity along the Garden State Parkway, Pomona Road, Route 30 and 6th Avenue, is part of its continued efforts to stay ahead of growing demand for voice and data services.
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