Some time ago, this reporter had the honor to speak with WWII and Korean War veteran John E. Chavez, from East Highland. Chavez shared his experiences in the battlefield of South and North Korea, during the Korean War, as a member of the Airborne 187 Regimental Combat Team.
It seems like ⎯ maybe I’m wrong ⎯ that anyone who shows up to watch a Citrus Valley High School football game has a story to tell. Some of those folks have Fontana backgrounds. Many of them live in Highland. Most of them are standing in the vicinity of the sidelines.
Call after 1:30. That was the message from Nathan Meadors, the newest member of the Minnesota Vikings’ 53-man roster. The Vikes were setting up their roster last week for an all-important game against the Green Bay Packers.
It seems that many of NASCAR’s legends enjoyed visiting the Inland Empire to hone their racing skills, earn racing points and mingle with the local racers.
Driving under the influence of any drug: alcohol, cannabis or any other substance, prescribed or not, which affects the brain, the conscious mind, is a serious offense. It's an offense to all the other drivers on the road, even to one's other best self. There are lots of collisions with one …
Let’s remind ourselves of a onetime track star from Citrus Valley High, Rian Young-Werner, a triple jumper who was 2016 Freshman of the Year, All-Region in 2017, a second-team NCAA Division II All-American in 2018, capping her career at San Francisco-based Academy of Arts University.
If you are a race car enthusiast and have lived in the Inland Empire, you are familiar with the weekend racing events at the Orange Show Speedway Racetrack, in San Bernardino.
Forgotten, perhaps, in his lengthy service at Redlands East Valley High School, longtime educator Skip Hill might seem more like one of the school’s athletic coaches than the position he’s long been known for on that Mentone-based campus.
As I have written about the history of Highland, describing the citrus industry, as it was in the late 1800s, I have learned that there are hidden gems in Highland that continue to add to the interesting and rich history of this city.
Interviewing Major League Baseball Hall of Fame President Tim Mead, a Highland original, for a piece in last week’s corner was no chore, of course. It was an all-out honor to chat with a guy who A) loves his job, B) understands my job and C) can’t wait to get back to his job after chatting with me.
Brian, an area hospital tech, was sitting near me at the Denny’s counter, over on Highland Avenue. Seemed to be a nice guy. Wearing medical fatigues. Once I’d figured out what he did, the questions rolled out of my mouth.
Tim Mead was crying. Imagine that. A baseball Hall of Famer in tears. The reason was simple: This kid got cut off his high school team. Again.
On the Fourth of July, Mark Landis, of the Wrightwood Historical Society, and other local historical societies, celebrated the Camp Cajon Monument dedication, on its 100th birthday.
It was a different kind of reunion. Sports-related. Coaches. Educators. Even a sports writer. But not everyone. Whoever touched the life of 68-year-old Tom Martin, one of the last of the Redlands Junior High athletes, got invited.
On the Fourth of July, come and join Mark Landis, of the Wrightwood Historical Society, and other local historical societies, to celebrate the Camp Cajon Monument dedication, on its 100th birthday.
There is a long list of Mississippi favorite sons and daughters, but one name stands out larger than others, even larger than life. Elvis Aron Presley, born in a two-room house in Tupelo, is one of the best known names in the world.
Mark Landis excitedly described the origin of Cajon Pass and the inevitable creation of Camp Cajon to an engaged audience at the Highland Area Historical Society Meeting in Highland on May 23.
Isn't it great that Mother Nature's rains have ended California's extended draught? Years ago I wrote to the engineers in Tucson, Ariz. suggesting to them that the cattle - guards all around that area could be used to catch the monsoon rain water, with the cliche rock underground which could…
Northern California Section softball tournament honors went to Pleasanton Foothill High in a 2-0 win over Brentwood Heritage High -- a team coached by onetime San Gorgonio football star Ron Rivers.
In the coming weeks ahead, we’ll have a piece on CIF Division 4 discus-throwing champion Noelle Chavez, from Aquinas, that might throw you a few surprises.
Last week, we found out there used to be a chicken ranch, a driving range and a thriving strawberry farm, in the area of Boulder Avenue and Greenspot Road, in Highland.
A lovely lady named Maria, said "Thank you" and gave me a hug as we met for the celebration on May 27, 2019, remembering those who have fallen in service to our nation. We COPs are very much into the idea of service to our community. Three of us were stationed at the parking lot - Frank near…