Joanne and Fred Faught with Andy Glaze came out firing in opposition to proposed Fire Department cutbacks.
LA VERNE, California, February 5, 2018 — After the call to order, pledge of allegiance and roll call formalities were dutifully performed and some minor business (leasing of some water rights and the transfer of funds to the downtown business improvement district), was taken up, the tone in the council chambers on Monday night quickly […]
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LA VERNE, California, January 29, 2018 — I know of one house that has been flipped at least 44 times during which the value of the house has soared from about $250,000, when it was built, to its current Zillow estimate of about $40 million. That’s a whopping 15,900% increase in value.   Most of […]
LA VERNE, California, January 18, 2018 — Ever since a couple of brothers, John and Will Fuelling from Western Michigan, opened the Corner Butcher Shop 10 years ago, things have never quite been the same in La Verne. They started rolling out top-of-the-line cuts of beef, poultry, and fish that until they came to town […]
LA VERNE, California, Jan. 9, 2018 — “Why did the chicken cross the road?” It’s an old riddle. The listener expects a simple twist or clever punchline — perhaps a little fowl play of words  —  but the straight answer is, “To get to the other side.” Today, the modern spin on the old joke […]
The Old Town La Verne Farmers Market — known as La Verne Fresh — has grown stale and will close on Dec. 30, 2017. The death knell was sounded at the Dec. 18, 2017 La Verne City Council meeting, when the council voted 4-0  to direct city staff to send a letter of non-renewal to […]
LA VERNE, California, December 18, 2017 — I’m looking for my first home, which I will be financing. My problem is, I’m confused over all the different kinds of home lenders out there — mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, my local bank, etc. Can you explain the differences?   Honestly, I don’t know why there are […]
LA VERNE, California, November 28, 2017 — When you walk into A Cut Above Pet Care Resort and Salon, you never know exactly what you’re going to get or walk out with. That’s because when you bring in your dog or cat for grooming, you have to pass by a veritable Noah’s Ark filled with […]
LA VERNE, California, November 12, 2017 — You see the signs everywhere. “We Pay Cash for Houses,” “We Buy Houses, “We Buy Ugly Homes.” You see them plastered on telephone poles and freeway onramps. The signs are more ubiquitous than ants at a picnic.   Perhaps, you’ll get a flyer in the mail from one […]
LA VERNE, California, October 31, 2017 — As a Realtor, I track price reductions and lately there have been a lot of them.   The price reductions aren’t limited to any area of town or any price range.  A high-priced home is just as likely to see a price drop as a mid-priced home.   […]
LA VERNE, October 23, 2017 — According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months. But as sobering as though statistics are, sisters Anh and Khanh Le, owners of NothingBundtCakes in La Verne (and Rancho Cucamonga) won’t be one of those dire statistics. As young children, they […]