Column: Dog park named for slain police canine

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Taking a break from naming civic facilities after human beings, Ontario named its first dog park after a dog. Not one of the city’s founding canines (George Chasey? Charles Barkish?) but rather a police dog, one who was shot to death in the line of duty. It’s an unusual story, which must be why I’m the one who wrote it. It’s my Sunday column.

A gallery of photos from the event by my colleague Jennifer Cappuccio Maher can be seen here.

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Column: Ontario may push envelope on Internet, postal status

Friday’s column starts off with a juxtaposition of news from Ontario: one piece about high-speed Internet, the other about a quest for another post office. City Hall would also like the emerging Ontario Ranch neighborhood to have its own postal designation, i.e., Ontario Ranch, CA rather than Ontario.

There’s also three cultural notes and a follow-up on my extended reading of a YA novel that supposedly can be read in one sitting.

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Column: Daily Bulletin’s move sent newsroom packrats scurrying

Our move meant that a roomful of paper-hoarding journalists had to sift through their belongings and keep only what was necessary, or deemed necessary. It was painful. We also had to pack it up while also producing a daily newspaper. An inside look at our curious ways is in Wednesday’s column.

Update: The website LA Observed picked up on my column, saying it “speaks to a lot of the truths about the print journalist genus.”

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