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Matt Fong, owner of Pappas Artisinal, is the entrepreneurial artist behind one of La Verne's boldest and brightest new ventures.
Matt Fong II, owner of the new Pappas Artisanal restaurant/sandwich & salad shop in La Verne, is a capitalist with a conscience and an entrepreneur with an edge. The former investment banker not only wants to serve great food that’s “familiar but unique,”  but also wants his establishment to serve as part-incubator and idea lab for [...]
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A graduating class of 14 students — the largest in the history of the school, according to Co-director of Education Cecilia Schumm — received high school diplomas this morning at the Haynes Education Center at the LeRoy Haynes Center in La Verne.  Pictured is Schumm congratulating the class members on their [...]
Outside of Napoleon and Charlemagne, the French may not make the best fighters or warriors — at least my World War II veteran dad told me so — but as far as their passion for art and architecture goes, they are nonpareil. In particular, three French architectural styles have dramatically influenced the art and science of [...]
It’s unlikely that First Lady Michelle Obama, the inspiration behind the “Let’s Move” movement, will be attending La Verne’s first Family Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., but just about everybody else will be there. The brainchild of Dr. Afshin Mehr, owner of La Verne Family Chiropractic, the [...]
People, people, people, do you realize we have one of the finest independent bookshops in all of Southern California right here in our backyard? These repositories of literary gold are becoming so rare that we must do everything we can to protect and preserve these treasures. So, please visit Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop at 1030 [...]
I swear there’s one guy who gets more air time than either President Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney, and he is actor Bill Cobbs. The ubiquitous actor, who appears in the current ABC sitcom “Going On” with Matthew Perry, has been in Star Trek Enterprise, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, The Bodyguard, [...]
For all you E-readers out there, Life Lessons of a Harvard Reject by Peter Bennett (published October 2012) is now available on the Amazon Kindle, the world’s best-selling E-reader. “Although I prefer real books and dog-eared pages,” Bennett said, “I understand that about half of all books are now read on electronic devices. In an instant, [...]
Our elected officials in Sacramento have failed to develop a state budget that protects the students of California.  The Governor’s budget includes both spending cuts and will put in place appalling “trigger cuts” for education.  Proposition 30, “The Protect Schools and Public Safety Act of 2012”, is the only initiative on the November ballot that [...]
Normally green-and-white clad Bonita High School is changing its colors.   This month, the Bonita Spirit is selling pink poms for $3 each and donating all the proceeds from its sales to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in honor of the squad’s own Irene Montague who passed at the beginning of the school year. Bonita Spirit is hoping [...]
All of us receive a lot of advice each day, either from loved ones, critics, teachers, frenemies, Dr. Oz or Oprah. Some of it might even be good. Before the start of the Bonita-Rowland football game, Pete on the Street asked a handful of Bonita fans what was the best advice they ever received. Their answers [...]