Sorry about the lag of posts the past few days. I was out at the fire in Diamond Bar on Sunday and Monday.
But even while covering a disaster, there was still time to talk local politics. One of the council members who was forced to evacuate was Councilman Wen Chang, who lives in the exclusive Country Estates.
Chang told me about the Diamond Bar Foundation gala that got cancelled on Sunday because of the fire. But with all the catered food already ordered, the foundation opted to send the filet mignons and sushi to the evacuation center.
After Chang got finished telling me about that, I thanked him and told him it was nice to meet him in person. Prior to that, we’d only spoke over the phone. The last conversation was about the proposed NFL Stadium, which Chang, like most of the council, opposes. So, Chang used the opportunity to tell me about why he opposed it, and said that he is just looking out for the best interest of the community.
Driving through the communities of Country Estates and Diamond Ridge, I only saw one house with signs that said “No Stadium.”