David Allen, The Sun

David Allen

The Sun

Ontario, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • The Sun
  • Redlands Daily Facts
  • Pasadena Star News
  • The Press-Enterprise
  • Daily Bulletin
Past:
  • O.C. Register
  • SGV Tribune
  • Whittier Daily News
  • L.A. Daily News
  • Monterey Herald
  • Times-Standard

Recent articles by David:

When Elvis died, people in Southern California were all shook up

Readers share with columnist David Allen where they were on Aug. 16, 1977, 45 years ago, when they heard Elvis Presley had died. → Read More

Subways, buses, walking are the ways to go in New York City

Columnist David Allen put a $34 transit pass through its paces during a week’s vacation in the Big Apple. → Read More

Yankees, Mets baseball games make New York vacation a hit

Columnist/baseball fan David Allen times his getaway to catch the Yankees (Ballpark No. 13) and the Mets (No. 14). → Read More

Support for San Bernardino County secession ‘overwhelming,’ backer says

Voters will have their say on Nov. 8. Columnist David Allen is unpersuaded. → Read More

Disney artist Carl Barks entertained millions from Hemet, San Jacinto

The comic book artist worked anonymously from home in Riverside County while reaching a worldwide audience, columnist David Allen writes. → Read More

Video Paradiso fades to black in another cultural loss for Claremont

Rental store holdout closes after 25 years and is now part of Rhino Records in Montclair, but without rentals. In its prime, the store was a marvel, columnist David Allen writes. → Read More

Rhino Records readies Montclair shop for August 5 opening

Store left Claremont for lower rent and fresh start in Montclair. Customer/columnist David Allen gets a sneak peek. → Read More

Goodbye, ‘Dolly’: Fontana’s Center Stage ending dinner theater

After 14-year run, the operator’s lease expires. Upgrades to the city-owned venue are planned with a new focus on live music, columnist David Allen writes. → Read More

End is near for Cal Poly Pomona’s futuristic CLA tower – Press Enterprise

Iconic building could once be seen from two freeways, but no longer, columnist David Allen writes, as demolition claims long-troubled tower. → Read More

Claremont folk trio Citrus Sisters headed to Redlands

3 “women of a certain age,” including Ben Harper’s mother, will sing at Redlands’ Smiley Library on Wednesday. Columnist David Allen sits in on a rehearsal. → Read More

San Bernardino to potential Carousel Mall developer: hold your horses

The City Council agreed to demolish the long-closed mall but had a tepid reaction to a top developer’s interest in buying the property, columnist David Allen writes. → Read More

Elon Musk might not build tunnel to Ontario Airport after all

The tech billionaire is no longer interested in tunnel he proposed, columnist David Allen writes. Also: Plans to develop Filippi Winery in Rancho Cucamonga are on hold. → Read More

‘Catacombs’ at Mission Inn are stuff of Riverside legend – Press Enterprise

Tunnels under the Riverside hotel are now blocked off, but they used to be part of tours and gained the atmospheric name “catacombs,” columnist David Allen learns. → Read More

After wild trip from China with dog in tow, couple settles in Upland

Loraine Hemingway and her husband reflect on life in China during coronavirus and their return to her native Upland over dinner with columnist David Allen. → Read More

After wild trip from China with dog in tow, couple settles in Upland

Loraine Hemingway and her husband reflect on life in China during coronavirus and their return to her native Upland over dinner with columnist David Allen. → Read More

Promises and deflection by Riverside County on Turpin report

Board of Supervisors focuses on the positives after report that it commissioned concluded the county “failed” the Turpin kids, columnist David Allen writes. → Read More

Upland? No, this Madonna of the Trail statue is in Illinois

Columnist David Allen is surprised to find a Madonna of the Trail replica while on vacation in the Midwest. And he returns to his hometown for the first time in 15 years. → Read More

‘Peanuts’ strips about Riverside air race were no flight of fancy

Recently reprinted sequence was about a real-life women’s aviation event in Riverside in 1975, columnist David Allen discovers. Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz’s wife was a pilot. → Read More

Baseball, barbecue combine for a royal time in Kansas City

Columnist David Allen takes a vacation in the Missouri (not Kansas!) city, enjoying a Royals game, the Negro Leagues museum and a meal at the famed Arthur Bryant’s restaurant. → Read More

75 years of love and jokes for Corona couple

Bill and Marilyn Ruth eloped on July 5, 1947 as teens. Now in their 90s, they still make each other laugh, as columnist David Allen gets to witness. → Read More