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    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 […]
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  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 […]
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 […]
ONTARIO, Calif., May 21, 2017 — I just hope that Warren Buffett, the world’s greatest investor who long ago bought See’s Candies and added it to his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate of companies years ago, never finds out about Logan’s Candy in Ontario, Calif. Unlike a See’s franchise, there’s only Logan’s Candy and there’s only one […]
The husband and wife team of Paul and Maureen Wheeler do “toaster architecture.” For the past three decades, whenever any kind of design challenge pops up, their Wheeler & Wheeler architectural firm, formed in Claremont, Calif., in 1985, has been able to solve it. Whether the current project is a new construction or remodel, slices of […]
When Ray Atwan moved into his new barbershop at 27 Catalina Ave. in Pasadena, he didn’t wait long to spruce up the place, buying new barber chairs and donating the surplus to the Los Angeles County jails. He wanted to make a first great impression. But that was 1964. Fifty three years later, Ray, the […]
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 […]
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 […]