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David Allen

Humorous and local-interest newspaper columns from the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (Ontario, Calif.) written by David Allen and published from 2001 to 2005. Topics include Jack Benny, George Putnam, “The O.C.,” Fred Willard, Raymond Burr, University of La Verne and Cal Poly Pomona and cities cited include Rancho Cucamonga, Pomona and Ontario.


David Allen, a native of Illinois, has worked in newspapers for three decades, all in California, his adopted home. His career began in 1987 at the Santa Rosa News Herald and continued at the Rohnert Park-Cotati Clarion, Petaluma Argus-Courier and Victor Valley Daily Press, some of which are still in business. In 1997 he joined the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, where he is a columnist. Find his work online at dailybulletin.com, or impress your friends by buying an actual newspaper.