Column: Upland’s missing U will soon be A-OK


Friday’s column (read it here) begins with an item about Upland’s topiary entry sign on Euclid that looked more like JPLAND earlier this week. See the photo above. Then comes items from some of our other cities.

I even make a suggestion for Pomona: that a street visited by President Obama on March 19, 2009 be named for him. Good idea or terrible idea? You tell me — but read what I had to say first.

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  • Bob House

    Brave call on the Obama street re-name — you are going to hear from a good number of nutty “political scientists.”

    Are you aware Chris Burden did a conceptual art performance in the early 70s which consisted of having himself shot in the arm?

    [I’d forgotten that. Maybe they should make him walk through a metal detector before his talk. As for Obama, I have one email already from a man using dozens of exclamation points saying I’m being “partisan.” Uh-huh. — DA]

  • Bob Terry

    Maybe the City of Upland can co-op with their evil G3 Holistic co-op and get some “greens” to help out with that U. That would be awesome, man……

  • Ted Melendez

    Did you hear about the little bank robbery in Chino while you were away? Maybe it will get a blurb in a future column.

    [I couldn’t think of anything useful to say about it. Any suggestions? — DA]

  • Andy

    Recalling back to when Obama’s motorcade sped through P-town…. standing on the corner of San Antonio and San Bernardino, the church parking lot was utilized as the command center. The street being swept back and forth by motorcycle officers, and squad cars bravely proclaimed the street was closed and those who enter were subject to arrest. His motorcade eventually sped by after what seemed to be an eternity on their tirade to East End. Renaming it Obama Ave? No.

    Bush W visited the GD plant… rename Mission Avenue to W St please.

    [He did? As president? There was no GD plant to visit, was there? I know he visited the Fair as a candidate, but that’s not the same thing. Anyway, maybe my idea is lame, but it’s about an obscure one-block street. — DA]

  • Andy

    I recall you doing a post about W visiting the GD plant, but he wasn’t Prez yet.

    [I remember writing that Reagan visited the GE plant in Ontario before he was governor. Maybe that’s what you’re thinking of? — DA]

  • shirley wofford

    They will probably have to wait until Obama has been dead, for 50 years, but I see no reason why they shouldn’t have a street named after him–they do use the names of Presidents, for streets, in Pomona.

    He came to Pomona to meet with a group of kids who had been in the news, because of a video they had made about their family-hardships, due to the economic disaster–I saw parts of it on TV–it was heartbreaking. I’m sure his visit cheered them up–I have never seen any followup, on that group, but I hope those kids are doing better now.

    I did get caught up in the traffic jams that day. I was trying to get to a Dr.-appointment on Orange Grove, and every time I would get to an intersection, it was closed. A PO finally gave me some information, on a route I should take. I made it to the Drs. office, a few minutes before they were going to close, for lunch.