I write about people who didn’t wash their hands pre-coronavirus, offer some hand-washing tips and present reader ideas of song to sing while scrubbing up, all in Sunday’s hygienic column.
It’s been March for a long time and seemingly will always be March. I write about the strange, endless month in Sunday’s column. (And also solicit your stories about hand washing and about co-workers past who didn’t do it.)
I use Sunday’s column to tie up some loose ends from 2019, with reader comments or new information on previous column topics involving Frank Zappa, Sammy Davis Jr., Sizzlin, the print New York Times and the University of La Verne chapel. As it turned out there were a few too many loose ends to tie up in one column, a sequel may be forthcoming.
Trivia note: Usually we post my Sunday columns online on Saturday mornings, but we experimented today with posting it on Sunday at 10 a.m. Why? Saturday is the deadest day for online traffic and we want to see if posting the column on Sunday will yield different, i.e., better results.
Interestingly, you could actually read the column a few hours earlier if you buy an old-school print edition or, as a subscriber, if you check out our e-edition online, which replicates the print paper. I’ll continue to post the columns here, natch, but will do so at whatever point Sundays that I’m free.
In what I hope is a pleasant annual ritual, I count down the Top 10 strange news in the Inland Valley in Sunday’s column. Count along with me!
In an annual ritual, I clean my desktop and report some of my findings, all of them column items that almost got away. That’s my Friday column.
I clear out more pending items — about John Witherspoon, the Claremont Public Library, a Hollywood Sign engineer, electric vehicles in Pomona and the old Casa de Mayo restaurant — in Sunday’s column.
Following up on a column from March, I write about the completion of the People’s Map project for the East San Gabriel Valley, which resulted in a newsprint publication with features on 22 people. I’m one of them. Read about that in my Wednesday column.
I don’t know the provenance of this list, which was provided to me earlier this year by the family of Nino Ruggeri, but I’ve confirmed that it’s a listing by Inland Valley city of local men who died in the Vietnam War. In 2016 I presented a similar list of only San Bernardino County names, compiled by the county government, but this one handily has Pomona and Claremont as well.
As today is Memorial Day, that seemed the most appropriate time to share this.
It’s the 50th anniversary of the 1969 storms that flooded Cucamonga and wreaked havoc throughout the region. I look back in Friday’s column. I hope I didn’t get anything wrong, but may well have, as a good overview article about the scope of the damage was hard to find in the limited time I had. If you lived through it, what do you remember?