Sunday’s column is all-Ontario, quickly summarizing some news around town but mostly focusing on Tuesday’s City Council meeting and a Friday event for three council members’ joint re-election campaign. Surprises are guaranteed.
A weekly stroll on the Euclid median turned into a foot pursuit by an Ontario councilwoman after she accosted a man taping up one of the hundreds of solicitation notices that have gone up citywide in recent weeks and he thought he could outrun her. Nope.
Following that in Wednesday’s column are some culture corner items, word of a series of civil rights speakers in Claremont and a visit to an LA Aqueduct-themed history exhibit.
Ontario’s Walmart Supercenter is finally open. I checked it out and also checked in with some nearby merchants for Friday’s column.
Sunday’s column is about last week’s Ontario City Council meeting, the impending retirement of the city manager and the immediate hiring of a replacement.
All I wanted was a short item, honest, to top off an items column. So I attended Tuesday’s Ontario City Council meeting, in hopes of something happening. My reward was the spectacle of a feisty Ontario-Montclair School Board member speaking during public comment, and four council members firing back. It was among the more ridiculous, but entertaining, meetings I can remember attending.
Instead of a short item, I got an entire column, which you can read here. (Items will run Sunday instead.)
Delicias de Michoacan, an Ontario business that makes paletas, or Mexican-style popsicles, is the subject of my Wednesday column. Above, the samples I tried, as described at the start of the column.
Two enormous cargo planes have been parked at Ontario International Airport for two weeks, near Airport Drive. I take a closer look, and also learn more about the filming that takes place often at the airport, in Friday’s column.
He’s running for Assembly in the June 23 special election primary, and Paul Vincent Avila, who was elected to the Ontario City Council in 2012 without a campaign, this time is springing for signs.
“Valiant Vietnam Veteran,” they say, somewhat poetically. Note that the one on the right says he’s running for Assembly while the other doesn’t mention an office, thereby allowing the perennial candidate for everything to reuse them for his next campaign, which may begin any day now.
The Ontario City Library has a new(ish) logo. Playing off the city logo of a sun rising over mountains — an image that looks suspiciously like the one for Folger’s coffee, by the way — the library version substitutes book spines for mountains. Neat, eh?
Credit goes to library staffer Barb Gonzales.
Why it’s new(ish) rather than new: Librarian Helen Fisher gave me a copy of the logo last time I visited, which was earlier this year, maybe February, and I, er, sort of forgot about it until finding it on my desk the other day.