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…
If you have ever headed down near the corner of Boulder and Greenspot Road, you might have seen some awesome aging tractors, baking in the sun, from a time gone by.
Josh Henderson’s departure as Aquinas’ football coach a few years back not only sent the Falcons in a new philosophical direction, but it also deprived that program of a future linebacker-RB combo.
s a child, I remember my mother’s solemnity as Memorial Day approached and arrived. We didn’t visit a cemetery as I recall, or give much thought to decorating a grave as many folk did. There was just a feeling of caring, thoughts of those who had gone to fight in a war and didn’t make it back.
For the past two weeks, our readers have enjoyed learning about the collaborative efforts of Diane Torres, lyricist, and music arranger Danny Sanchez, of St. John Bosco Church.
"Discretion is the better part of valor" you've probably heard, as have I. What is discretion? Webster has, in his masterful book, that discretion is a noun meaning: "The quality of being discreet, prudent, - discreet (adj.) Having or showing a judicious reserve in one's speech or behavior; …
A few track and field nuggets from a fairly disappointing season, both among the preps and junior college. Citrus Valley High did its share, launching two relays, a pair of girls’ 400-meter runners and triple jumper Victor Trejo into the CIF Division 2 finals.
Last week, our readers found about the Good Friday musical/play performed at St. John Bosco Church, in Highland. Daniel Sanchez, the music minister, along with song writer Diane Torres, collaborated for several years to see their dream, of this emotionally-filled musical, come to fruition.
Here’s a curious stat on Tim Mead, the Los Angeles Angels’ executive who was tabbed as the president of the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame last week:
ave you thanked your moms lately? It’s kind of hard to do when they aren’t physically present. I hope positive thoughts in the Spirit will connect with their spirits, so they will know how much I appreciate all the efforts made to help me to be the person I am today. I’m better than I used t…
Over the last several years, St. John Bosco Church music ministry director David Sanchez and florist and parishioner Diane Torres have started an Easter tradition.
e just celebrated one of the most important and significant days in all religions, especially Christianity. Easter celebrates the day Christ Jesus rose from the grave, overcoming death. On Palm Sunday, we celebrated His triumphant entrance into Jerusalem, with the crowds singing and shouting…
Learning about toys and common place kitchen items of yesteryear might seem slightly trivial. However, these objects were the precursors of the electronic gadgets that are taken for granted in today’s world.
My garden is a personal "giving garden." I share with my friends, and my neighbors enjoy its beauty as they stroll by. The "Giving Garden" at the Highland Congregational Church, is a thing of beauty as well as bounty. Gardeners agree to give away 10 percent of their produce to community welf…
In case it’s dawned on anyone about USC athletic administrator Donna Heinel’s involvement in multiple cases of fraud related to athlete’s recruits, consider the case of Redlands East Valley’s defensive end/mauler Kylie Fitts.