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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 […]
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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 […]
Legacy House, a new residential care home for the elderly in La Verne, is so spotlessly clean that some of the arriving residents might think they’ve died and gone to heaven. Over the last year, owners Lynn and Ralph Chalifoux have turned an eyesore into eye-candy. Every inch of the former fixer-upper located at the […]
Fresh out of Bonita High School, Patrick Neal, now 28, thought he’d pursue a job with the forest service or the national parks. Family vacations to Yellowstone, Yosemite, Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon had hooked him on the big outdoors. “I fell in love with the parks, but then I fell in love with […]
Santa Claus isn’t the only one coming to La Verne this holiday season. Longtime La Verne resident Barbara Larkin will also be bringing her Allstate insurance agency from Glendora to La Verne on Jan. 2, 2013. Here, she’ll be able to help insure many of the prized possessions that people obtain not only during the […]