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    LA VERNE, California, September 2, 2017 — Trying to get top dollar for your home isn’t rocket science. To attract the most serious buyers with strong offers in hand, you really need to implement the Cs: Clear, clean and cultivate the space you’re selling. Clear It Millennials, who now constitute a cohort of […]
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LA VERNE, CALIFORNIA, August 31, 2017 — Yes, it’s true. Micky Rehm has abandoned the Foothill Blvd. corridor and moved into her new location in downtown La Verne at 234 D St.  A large group of business owners, Chamber of Commerce and political officials attended the shop’s opening reception and ribbon-cutting at 5 p.m. on […]
LA VERNE, August 25, 2017 — Reportedly, millennials are migrating from their families’ basements into homes of their own. There were 854,000 “new-owner” households formed in the first quarter 2017, more than double the 365,00 “new-renter’ households formed over that same period.   Sx years ago, first time homebuyers comprised just 31% of the home […]
I get asked all the time by heirs about what they should do upon inheriting a home: Should they sell, rent or move into it?   Let’s briefly take a look at each option:   Selling. In many ways, this is the easiest option, especially if other family members are involved. You put the house […]
MONROVIA, Calif., May 31, 2017 — Nothing turns out a crowd at 8 a.m. quite like free coffee, tea, pastries, breath-mint tchotchkes  … and the opportunity to win a piece of the nearly $1.4 billion in business up for grabs when the six-station Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Glendora to Montclair breaks ground in […]
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 […]
La VERNE, California – In celebration of its fourth anniversary, the La Verne Brewing Company hosted its annual “Shine it; Show it” Car Show on Sunday, April 23.  The event was a community success with more than 50 entry cars and over 400 people in attendance.  The show was held on the brewery grounds, in the western shadow of […]
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 […]