Matthew Matsumoto, singer-songwriter and regular performer at Holy Name of Mary Church in San Dimas, Calif., is releasing his debut solo album to the public on Aug. 27,2012. His album, titled “The Great Unknown,” is a collection of original works as well as contemporary Christian covers. Among the tracks are popular hits such as “How […]
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Life hasn’t yet handed 9-year-old Megan Hakopian many lemons. So she asked her mom to buy her some, then she made lemonade, opened a stand and donated the profits to charity. This is the third year that the 4th grader has raised funds for David & Margaret Youth and Family Services, the La Verne-based nonprofit […]
If you want to get out of town in the few days, Steve Gainey, owner Gainey Ceramics in La Verne, suggests taking in Modernism Week (February 16-26) in Palm Springs. “Enjoy beautiful weather,” Steve said, “while visiting numerous Mid-Century Modern inspired events, parties and venues, including the Pre-Fab Showcase, where our Gainey Geo Tall and […]
Gainey Ceramics of La Verne is one of the nation’s leading companies to get Americans to buy, well, American. The company is listed on the “ABC World News” map showing where Americans can buy American-made products. ABC World News with Diane Sawyer has been running a special holiday campaign called “The Great Made in America […]
As we enter the peak of the holiday shopping and NFL football season, you now have the perfect excuse to pick up one of Jerry Terry’s football helmet yard signs made right here in La Verne. It doesn’t matter who you’re favorite team is, Jerry’s got it – Pittsburg Steelers, Oakland Rai-duhs, San Diego Chargers. […]
To find out what’s currently ailing the economy of the United States of America, look no farther than Gainey Ceramics’ struggle to survive. The proud 62-year-old manufacturing company of exquisite tiles, planters and other hand-crafted clay marvels is a company at the crossroads. More accurately, it’s a company in the crosshairs of regulators and economic […]
Martha Henderson and Cheryl Kling, owners of the Sinfully Sweet Apple Company in La Verne, were rubbing shoulders once again with the some of the biggest names in Hollywood over the 4th of July holiday. Comedian George Lopez couldn’t resist asking the ladies to donate some of their sinfully delicious apples to his red carpet […]
Would you try the food if you knew that the chef had: ·         Graduated from the California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena ·         Interned at Angel Stadium (in 2002, the same year the Angels won the World Series) ·         Opened a Macaroni Grill in Oregon ·         Worked at the amazing and legendary Beaverton Bakery, […]
Has it been 10 years? Ten years ago, I set out to make a baseball video, with more bravado and chutzpah than good sense. Like James Fenimore Cooper who wrote The Last of the Mohicans in the early 19th century because he was unhappy with the state of American literature (in fact, American Lit was […]
Wisconsin may boast the Cheeseheads, but California has the Cheese Girls, two La Verne, Calif. sisters, Lydia and Marnie Clarke, who opened the Cheese Cave this past June in the heart of the Claremont village. Lydia, 33, and Marnie, 26, are actually part of dairy royalty. Their grandfather was one of the founders of the […]