Reader Mary Delgado writes:
“Just one question. Why doesn’t Rancho have a National Night Out like Ontario, Upland, Claremont and La Verne? I live in the city of Rancho Cucamonga, and I am very surprised that it doesn’t offer too much. I always have to go elsewhere for community events.
“You have Victoria Gardens, and it only offers summer concerts. How about a Farmers Market, etc.? The Gardens could have a lot to offer other than shopping. Rancho doesn’t offer anything for adults. Everything is for children. I don’t have anything against children, but come on, everything in the Cultural Center is directly for children.
“These are some concerns from our neigborhood. Please make sure someone reads this email.”
I don’t know why Rancho doesn’t participate in National Night Out, and as for a farmers market, there was talk of having one at Victoria Gardens but I don’t think that ever happened. Your complaint about the family-oriented Cultural Center offerings was echoed in one of my columns a year or two ago.
Anyone else in Rancho feeling left out?
Btw, an “international festival celebrating cultures from around the world” is slated for 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Cultural Center, with “music, food and activities from all seven continents.” Raising the question: What’s the native music of Antarctica?