There’s a perennial debate in Montclair over whether financial institutions should be allowed to move into empty retail space. In last week’s column, I wrote about Farmers and Merchants Bank of Central California’s pitch to the Montclair Village Association. The bank is eyeing prime real estate at the corner of Mountain and La Salle (formerly Wheels of Justice). Let me know what you think.
Love is in the air. And what do we love this Valentine’s Day weekend? Take a look at the heart in the window of Hatch. The Montclair eco gift shop has been gathering sweet sentiments on red Post-it notes. The objects of affection range from husbands and peacocks to Jesus and Mother Earth. Continue reading →
Happy Thanksgiving from Minnesota! When it comes to gobblers, California’s got nothing on my home state. In fact, Minnesota is America’s top turkey producer with 49 million birds raised annually. Continue reading →
Darkness comes early on late fall days. And it’s not just humans who have trouble adjusting. Animals seem confused by the lack of daylight — as witnessed by the number of nocturnal critters coming out during the afternoon commute. Continue reading →