At Oakland’s Jack London Square, the writer reads my Daily Bulletin over my shoulder.
I spent three nights last week in Oakland, my first significant visit there. I liked it. It’s the subject of my Friday column. Above, Lake Merritt, the city seal embedded in the paving.
I’m a fan of the Planet of the Apes, so when I heard about a 50th anniversary exhibit in LA for the franchise, I had to check it out. Having checked it out, I had to write about it. That’s Sunday’s slightly silly column.
Your uncoordinated columnist never learned to ride a bike. This week, with CicLAvia coming, I got a lesson. Spoiler alert: It didn’t go well. I write about the experience in Friday’s slightly (or very?) embarrassing column. But those are the best kind, right? Be sure to watch the video in the same link by my colleague Stan Lim.
I go to the Rancho Cucamonga DMV to get the Real ID driver’s license. Don’t know what it is? Wednesday’s column explains.
I had the disorienting experience of a tweet of mine, about the journalist’s lot, going viral, with retweets, likes and comments from people around the United States and across the globe. It makes for a change-of-pace Wednesday column.
I’m about recovered from a bad cold this past week that laid me up. I worked a half-day Tuesday, to finish a nearly completed column drafted the Friday before, and managed another half-day Wednesday, in which I began my annual desk-clearing column by beginning to (duh) clear my desk, but Thursday and Friday I was out of it and stayed home. Thus, no column Friday or Sunday.
As I write this Sunday evening, I’m not quite back to normal, but feeling much better, thanks, and planning to be back at my desk Monday for, I hope, a full day. What a way to start a new year, huh?
While what I had would not have qualified as the flu, the great Roger Miller song “Lou’s Got the Flu” came to mind, and it’s shared above because it’s a hoot.
Last Saturday I was in the Pomona Christmas Parade, and not for the first time (probably the sixth), but it was still a lot of fun. Also: museum exhibits in Claremont and Pomona are described, and a longtime Village shop is closing. All this is in Friday’s column.