Sunday’s column begins with a reader email about the days of yore concerning Ontario’s old Sunkist factory. After that, items, some of a particularly eye-opening nature (if I do say so myself).
It was another unusual Ontario City Council meeting, and your humble servant was there to take notes (and file public records requests later). Read all about it in Friday’s column.
* Newest feather in his cap: Councilman Avila now has his own “topics” page on the Daily Bulletin’s website. All our Avila news (mostly my columns) gathered in one handy spot!
Ontario reader and fiscal watchdog Earl DeVries sent this photo of Ontario’s Bon View Elementary after reading mention in Friday’s column about its newfound status. “This school has the money to put up a new sign as the International Baccalaureate School but can’t fix its sprinklers,” DeVries groused. “I guess there is no drought in OMSD, even in their coffers. Money and water to waste.”
He added that the school has three flag poles but only flies two flags. Maybe the third flag could be for Waterworld.
Friday’s column is about my rare attendance at a school board meeting, in this case of the Ontario-Montclair School District, and about Superintendent James Hammond, who is said to be doing great things, and is being well-paid for doing so.
Paul Vincent Avila is at it again. Friday’s column has the details.
And happy Independence Day!
Sunday’s column takes a look at the former Sunkist plant in Ontario, now cleared for industrial development. The water tower remains and will be incorporated into whatever’s built.
In Sunday’s column: the co-owner of the fondly recalled Rudi Pock’s has died; local connections (perhaps one too many) are seen at LACMA; three Valley Vignettes; and more.
All the latest from the increasingly wacky Ontario City Council can be found in Friday’s column.
An especially entertaining, if horrible, council meeting took place in Ontario this week. You can read about that in Friday’s column. I have to say, Ontario is making Upland look good in comparison. Above, spurned appointee Nicola Ricci addresses the council; visible from left, Paul Avila, Jim Bowman and Paul Leon.
Wednesday’s column is about Ontario’s annual awards ceremony for volunteers. I attended — hey, I had been among the judges — and wrote about the winner. After that are two short items that couldn’t wait.
May I admit that my headline cracks me up? Hey, you try writing a snappy headline about a guy who files paperwork!