Sunday’s column is about last week’s highly entertaining Ontario City Council meeting. The headline will make sense once you read it!
A history of Armstrong Nursery, founded circa 1893 in Ontario and a presence in the city until 1982, is on view in an exhibit at the Ontario Museum of History and Art. Friday’s column hits some of the highlights.
(On a personal note, all the research was done in March, but I ran out of time to write this before my vacation, and only this week was I able to get to it. It’s a relief to have that, and Wednesday’s Upland walking tour column, out of the way!)
I had to weigh the benefits vs. the cost of flying from ONT before purchasing my ticket to Austin. An unexpected benefit: the in-flight announcements on Southwest. And Austin itself has one of the best airports I’ve been to. Following that come some cultural items and one about upgrades to the Ontario library’s children’s room. All of this is in Friday’s column.
I attended Tuesday’s Ontario City Council meeting and got a column out of it. Not only did the council follow through on boosting its pay, but a new member was named to the Parks and Recreation Commission, although you might say he’s also an old member. Details are in Sunday’s column.
Friday’s items column starts with an update on construction of a park in the heart of downtown Ontario, as well as of an office building a block away. Following that are five Culture Corner items and as news about a picturesquely named rock in the San Bernardino National Forest.
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.)