The first paper I picked up while visiting my parents near St. Louis, Mo., last week made me do a double-take. Was that woman on the front page who it looked like?
It was indeed: Pomona Unified’s former superintendent, now U.S. Department of Education assistant secretary, Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana. She was visiting an underachieving middle school in St. Louis. Click on the thumbnail photo for a larger view.
Evidently it’s impossible for me to escape the Inland Valley, even on vacation.
No posting this week due to vacation (yay!). As moderator I’ll try to check in daily to approve your comments, if any, for publication. Columns will continue appearing as I wrote a week’s worth in advance!
In the meantime, a public service announcement for the reading public (which presumably includes anyone reading this, right?). The Magic Door used bookstore in Pomona is celebrating its fifth anniversary all this month. How is it celebrating? With a 30 percent off sale.
Yep, 30 percent off for 30 days. I’m sorry I’ll miss the first week of the sale but will definitely hit it when I get back. Don’t buy anything you think I might want! Oh, OK, do what you like.
Magic Door is at 155 W. 2nd St., a half-block west of Garey Avenue; phone 472-2991.