Vietnam War dead from the Inland Valley

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.

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Column: In 1969, day after day of rain flooded streets, homes

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?

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Column: On heels of demise, Golden Spur rustles up new use

Every time I’ve driven past Golden Spur steakhouse in Glendora, it looked closed, but that’s only because I’ve only ever driven past in the morning on my way to Donut Man. Now, though, Golden Spur really is closed, after a mere 100 years.

Glendora is a little outside the Bulletin’s coverage and delivery area, but since the news hadn’t made the papers, apparently, and surely many of you have likewise driven past or even eaten there in the past century, I phoned City Hall to inquire about the property and learned a new use has already been approved. So, all that makes up Wednesday’s column — plus a Culture Corner and a Valley Vignette for good measure.

The Avoiding Regret blog has a fond, amusing post about the restaurant.

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Column: Getting a vintage Ontario P.O. box could be a red-letter day

I wrote my latest column New Year’s Eve, but it’s appearing the day after New Year’s. Is it my last column of 2018 or my first of 2019? Probably the latter. Anyway, it’s an assortment of items, stuff that’s been hanging around waiting to be written or already written and waiting to run, and it makes up Wednesday’s column.

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