The COURIER has long had a tradition of endorsing political candidates all the way up to the national level. My father Martin was a political junkie who every four years would travel to both the Republican and Democrat conventions, always looking for some sort of local angle for his My Side of the Line column. I vividly remember in 1968 walking out on the streets of Chicago to a scene of police arresting political protesters.
Misfortune follows everyone around on occasion and sometimes, you wonder why it’s directed your way. Then, in a split second, news arrives and everything changes for the better. That’s exactly what happened when I was on assignment in the Sierra Nevada taking aerial photos and videos. This road trip headed 202 miles to the north, up Highway 395 to Lone Pine. Check out our story and video of a drone that spent nine months near the Mt. Whitney summit trail. —PW
Did any of us really believe Claremont would still be under health restrictions in September?
We now begin our seventh month of social distancing and are finally making some progress.
But the country still has a big COVID-19 problem. And as we see business activity
pick up, hopefully we will remember what got us to this point.
If you remember, after the first LA County death during the week of March 13, COVID-19 escalated quickly.