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To learn how to thrive in the restaurant business, let alone survive, LaVerneOnline wanted to talk to someone who had done both. For our subject matter expert or SME, we turned to an old hand, Eddie Inglese. For 31 years, he’s been the marvelous restaurateur and local dining dean behind Tutti Mangia and Eddie’s Italian […]
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If Lutheran High School in La Verne were a state and the U.S. Census Bureau were measuring its population density, it would rank right up there with Alaska, Wyoming, Montana and the Dakotas. The sprawling campus on Fruit Street north of Foothill Boulevard sits on 10 prime acres, giving its 99 students ample room to […]
Over chicken, Caesar salad, carrots, broccoli and cake, concerned La Verne citizens listened to Mayor Don Kendrick reflect on 2016 and look forward to 2017 in the State of the City address at the Meeting House at Hillcrest in La Verne on Thursday, Jan. 27. It was a folksy affair, with the mayor noting that […]
Everything you need to know about Marianne Stark, who has owned a tax preparation, accounting and bookkeeping service in La Verne, Calif., since 1983, can be pretty much summed up in her surname — Stark, as in direct and unambiguous. In other words, she’s a straight shooter, which is refreshing to know if you’re a business or […]
You can apply a lot of different labels to Brian Gomez, now 28, but maybe the most apropos appellation is fierce competitor. When he played linebacker at Damien High School for four years, he was always in the thick of the scrum. He applied the same warrior mindset to his studies. After completing Damien, he […]
Unlike so many notable architectural gems, the post-California-style bungalow that sits handsomely and ruggedly at the northeast corner of 11th Street and Oxford in Claremont, Calif., carries no plaque declaring its historical or cultural significance. And perhaps, it shouldn’t. How can the approximately 3,400-square-foot concrete fortress cobbled together from road rubble be compared with the […]
Because La Verne’s Eric Davis has been spoiling local residents with his design, painting, printmaking, and photography and production skills for decades, you wonder how much longer the city can claim the resident artist as its own before Southern California, the rest of the state and the world lay claim to his considerable talents. As […]
    Excuse the bad pun, but The Corner Butcher, owned and operated by John and Will Fuelling, has been killing it lately, drawing more fans to their establishment with their daily specials, like carne asada tacos and a beer for $6, buy one prime ribeye steak and get one free, and their bring a […]
Is a Walmart neighborhood grocery coming to La Verne? That’s the 800-pound gorilla that’s been stalking economic development discussions lately. “As strong as that rumour is out there,” said La Verne Community Development Director Hal Fredericksen,” Walmart has never talked to the city. We have no application from them.” Fredericksen, however, indicated that the owner […]
The phone has been ringing for John and Leeann Paddock, owners of La Verne Construction. The Commerce Department said that the economy contracted at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter. That’s a sharp slowdown from the 3.1 percent growth rate in the July-September quarter. On the other hand, consumer spending rose […]