Column: Weird news stories of 2015 could have numbered 909

My annual countdown of the strangest local news stories of the year appears in my Wednesday column.

How do I come up with them? I clip and save stories from the Bulletin, and occasionally other papers, throughout the year in a folder labeled “Weird stories of [year],” then sift through them in late December. There were 29 stories in all, some of them from my columns — although none of the 10 selections ended up being anything I’d written about. My choices and the rankings are somewhat random, but if the stories got a lot of attention, they move up in the countdown.

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Column: Glendora shop grabs ring for LA’s best doughnuts

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Friday’s column starts with word that LA Weekly chose Glendora’s Donut Man as the LA area’s best doughnut shop, the only nod to this entire part of the county, grumble, grumble. Then there’s a long item about “The Best American Comics 2015,” a new anthology edited by a writer in Claremont, with an accompanying book signing on Saturday. Lastly, a TV show mentions Pomona.

Above, Donut Man’s famous strawberry doughnut; below, its rare peach version, only available for a few weeks in late summer.

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Column: Dipping into the mailbag about ‘the dips’

“The dips,” the subject of a columnĀ in late June, drew some interesting reactions from readers. That makes up the bulk of Friday’s column — with a few comments about the malaprops in an early July column as well. Just so you know, this column has been largely written since late July, but what with one thing or another — CVUSD or ONT news, mainly — it’s only getting in now (after some tweaks and additions this week). Good to get it off my plate and into your newspaper or electronic device.

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