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    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 […]
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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 […]
  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 […]
You hear almost every day, especially from millennials and first-time homebuyers, that’s it’s almost impossible to buy a house today.  And while it’s true that wages aren’t keeping up with inflation, it wasn’t necessarily a picnic for your parents or grandparents either to purchase a house when they were just starting out. While it’s true […]
LA VERNE, California, September 9, 2017 — Here are some first observations about commercial space in La Verne. Despite the folksy Mayberry RFD charm of La Verne’s downtown, rents are usually higher on the Foothill corridor passing through town, at least for Class A space. Merchants like traffic, and there’s more of it on Foothill […]
LA VERNE, California, September 7, 2017 — Do you know how some people fudge about their age. Well, that can be a harmless little white lie compared to the real cost and legal damage that can result when people incorrectly list the square footage on their home for sale.   An inflated house size can […]