Column: Long-running play about Chicano Moratorium returns

I happened upon a little project worth some ink: A long-lived community theater group is reviving its one-act play, “The Silver Dollar,” this weekend in Pomona. It’s about the Chicano Moratorium and the death of journalist Ruben Salazar and has been performed by the group, its originators, almost annually since 1980. That’s the subject of my Wednesday column.

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Column: After fire, cigar lounge vows to rise from ashes

Readers with long memories may recall a February 2020 column on a building in downtown Pomona last used for a restaurant, Benvenuti, that closed during Clinton’s first term and was vacant ever since. Since then the building was, wonder of wonders, renovated and reopened as a cigar lounge, said to be the largest in the state. And then, a fire (in the alley behind the business) did enough damage to close the business. I write about this highly unusual saga in my Sunday column.

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