Colleen Bennett - Sotheby's International Realty
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 […]
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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 […]
    LA VERNE, October 18, 2017 — Despite some push-back from residents and business owners who spoke publicly, the La Verne City Council voted unanimously, 4-0 (Councilman Tim Hepburn was absent) on Monday night, Oct. 17, to provide a $79,600 line of credit to help Chase’s Restaurant move from its current Third Street location […]
    LA VERNE, California, October 13, 2017 — On a back-to-work Monday on Oct. 9, a lot of people might have missed the Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s (Space X) successful launch of a Falcon 9 rocket out of Vandenberg Air Force Base, but not the McPherson family, which owns and operates Hi Tech Precision […]
  LA VERNE, California, October 11, 2017 — Have you noticed that La Verne has lately been on a health kick?   Gilead, the pharmaceutical giant and already the second largest employer in La Verne, opened its doors here this year. Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center is expected to open a satellite facility here in […]
    PASADENA, California, October 8, 2017 — There are certain truths or theorems you can take to the bank, like “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction,” or “an object in motion stays in motion unless acted upon by an outside force.”   Well, here’s another: “If you have an old […]
PASADENA, California, September 29, 2017 — Currently, the U.S. pet food market has a value of about $25 billion a year on its way to about $30 billion by 2022. That’s some 7 million tons of wet food, dry food, snacks, treats and other pet provender produced annually by companies like Nestle, Mars, Blue Buffalo […]
LA VERNE, California, September 23, 2017 — La Verne has a wonderful restaurant coming up on its 10th anniversary (June 9, 2018), but excuse LaVerneOnline for celebrating the momentous occasion a little early. We’re just so excited about the excellent eatery and its owner Virada Khowong that we couldn’t contain  ourselves. Some stories just need […]
The guy is money! He not only attracts it, he’s literally surrounded by it. He’s has the Midas touch. He’s La Verne’s Lydian. For 31 years, he’s been the University of La Verne’s Associate Vice President for Advancement, helping the University raise some $100 million. When he entered the job, the university’s endowment was about […]