Column: Double play! Ontario ballpark repeats in ‘A League of Their Own’

A planned “A League of Their Own” TV series filmed the other day at Ontario’s Jay Littleton Ball Park, the same venue where the movie was filmed nearly three decades ago. Also, a punk- and horror-themed flea market will descend Sunday on downtown Upland, where it’s expected to draw thousands. Those items and more make up Friday’s column.

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Column: Let’s tour Frank Zappa sites in downtown Ontario

Did you know struggling musician Frank Zappa lived in downtown Ontario in the early 1960s? He lived at three different addresses over a four-year period. I write about that in Sunday’s column, along with two other Zappa items: release of a coloring book devoted to him and an upcoming concert in Montclair by one of his sons, Dweezil.

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Column: Former Hotpoint clubhouse lost to blaze

It was once a busy, prominent building, next to Ontario’s largest private employer. But after the Hotpoint factory closed in 1982, its clubhouse, where employee functions had taken place since 1917, began its slide into obscurity and neglect. In the early morning hours of Aug. 14, it burned down, cause currently unknown. I write about the building and its history in Friday’s column.

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Column: ONT taking steps to replace long-broken escalator

Did you know an escalator at ONT has been broken for six months? And if you did, did you know the escalator has its own Twitter account? (Probably you didn’t; it has only 92 followers.) Having taken the stairs myself coming back from my recent vacation, I write about the situation, which is not escalating, in Sunday’s column, along with items about a conversation on “Jimmy Kimmel” about Ontario, a Mini Cooper in the news in Rancho Cucamonga and more.

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