Colleen Bennett - Sotheby's International Realty
DECEMBER 11, 2017, La Verne, Calif. — You can’t say the U.S. government doesn’t have a big heart.   After the 2008 financial collapse, the federal government provided about $4.6 billion in principal forgiveness from 2010 to 2016 to help homeowners, owing more on their mortgages than their homes were worth, avoid foreclosure.   So, […]
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LA VERNE, California, Dec. 1, 2017 — Something very note-worthy is taking place on Dec. 10, 8 p.m., at Morgan Auditorium on the University of La Verne campus — and you won’t want to miss it. The La Verne Symphony Orchestra (LVSO) will be performing a free (although your donation won’t be turned down) concert […]
LA VERNE, California, November 27, 2017 — In less than a month, Christmas will arrive, along with the La Verne Fire Department’s 92-year custom of firefighters, family members and volunteers bringing Santa and bags of candy, peanuts and fruit to every child in the city – a herculean task traversing every one of La Verne’s […]
STUDIO CITY, California, November 5, 2017 — It may be less important in Southern California to know who’s on first (classic Abbott and Costello comedy routine) than who’s on Third.   Who’s on Third is Joan McNamara, founder, owner and tastemaker of Joan’s on Third, which has locations in Los Angeles and Studio City.   […]
LA VERNE, California, October 27, 2017 — This may come as a shock to many of you, but Santa doesn’t live in the North Pole , or even the mall. No, Santa lives in La Verne, and Santa, is a she, not a he. This real-person Santa is Patricia Ross, who worked 34 years for […]
LA VERNE, California, October, 24, 2017 — Okay, it’s official. Halloween is getting out of control. National retailers, looking to cash in on the holiday, are now selling orange artificial Christmas trees and peddling all kinds of goodies, like candy-corn lights, chocolate garlands, oversize spiders and miniature pumpkins with which to decorate them. All told, […]
LA VERNE, California, October 21, 2017 — Merchants with shops in La Verne’s Heritage Plaza opened their doors and took to the sidewalks, passing out reams of candy in the first of many Halloween parades that will be celebrated in the city over the next 10 days. From Conundrum to the CVS pharmacy, kids waked […]
LA VERNE, California, October 18, 2017 — The Hillcrest Harvest Festival and Outdoor Elegance’s 2nd Annual Thanksgrilling event on Saturday, Oct. 14, helped visitors get an early start on their holiday shopping. There were bargain galores at both venues, with Hillcrest offering many hand-made and homemade items while Outdoor Elegance treated attendees to an outdoor […]
  LA VERNE, California, October 15, 2017 — Now, you expect Hillcrest, which offers outstanding residential, lifestyle, dining and cultural opportunities year-round, to be a hallmark retirement center in La Verne for seniors, but a cutting-edge research center, as well?   That’s the latest, we’re hearing from Ryan Harrison, Hillcrest’s Director of Resident Life & […]
    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 […]