With the news about the sudden demise of Ramon’s Cactus Patch, I had to forego the usual items column for Sunday. This left a couple of items orphaned that involved activities happening in the early part of this week. Selflessly, one even involves me. To wit:
Novelist Jonathan Lethem will discuss science fiction, popular culture and his 2003 novel “The Fortress of Solitude” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Biane Library at Rancho Cucamonga’s Victoria Gardens. Yours truly will moderate — but don’t let that stop you from attending.