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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Column: Gabby Ontario councilman likes last word, among others

Sunday’s column is about last week’s Ontario City Council meeting, dominated by the loquacious Paul Avila. There’s some other Ontario news from the meeting, an explanation from a councilman about why he flew from LAX, and a plug for my Thursday book signing in Pomona.

Incidentally, I was startled Sunday (after returning from a three-day weekend in San Diego) to open my Daily Bulletin and find this column was our A1 lead story. As the saying goes, it must have been a slow news day.

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