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Anne Larkin is all buttoned up for fall.
  LA VERNE, California, October 12, 2017 — Anne Larkin of La Verne is one fasten-ating woman, especially  when it comes to pulling together threads of history that weave a narrative and tell a story.   Anne has those skills and more because she is an avid button collector, not that she had much choice. […]
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LA VERNE, California, September 10, 2017 — Where do you start when you try to capture the essence of somebody like Phil Roche, who left us earlier this year? How do you capture a whirlwind, a tornado, a tour de force? He was all those and more. Kudos to Louis Brewster, the beloved journalist, dean […]
Al Gross, who at age 75 has been retired from Verizon for a dozen years, sees things differently from you and me. Where we see only imperfection, he sees only perfection. Where we see only a random, pointless and purposeless pile of unrelated things, he sees the distinct design and imprint of the Creator. To peer into […]
Walking home from Bonita High School, along the streets and alleyways of lower La Verne, Ruben Guajardo, like a lot of 18-year-old kids about to graduate into the world in 1973, didn’t know exactly where life would lead him that summer. He had signed up for fall session general education courses at Mount SAC, but […]
Bart Rockett, Television Host, Comedian, Ventriloquist, Magician, Illusionist and Musician all rolled into one very multi-talented entertainer, headlines the final show of the Cultural Arts Society of La Verne’s2012-13 season.  The show, scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 7 PM, at the   Meeting House at Hillcrest, 2705 Mountain View Drive, La Verne, is family friendly and […]
Henry David Thoreau said, “If a man loses pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured, or far away.” For La Verne, California-based photographer Christina Albrigo, now 31, it took several years before she could take that step. Although […]
Santa Anita Race Park race track in Arcadia, Calif., which opened for its 76th season yesterday, has a storied tradition made famous by thoroughbred champions like Seabiscuit, Round Table, Affirmed, Spectacular Bid and Zenyatta and jockeys like Willie Shoemaker, Johnny Longden and George Woolf, nicknamed “The Iceman,” for sitting chilly in the saddle until the […]
*Recently, LaVerne Online sat down with C. Bradford Eastland, author of a novel which has been labeled by turns brilliant, breathtaking, both old-fashioned and newfangled, and even (occasionally) oddly experimental.  It’s called WHERE GODS GAMBLE, a tale of American mythology, and was published in 2011 by iUniverse Inc.   Below is the transcript of that interview […]
OFFICIAL RULES for NPR’s ‘What’s Your Big Idea?’ video contest.     No purchase necessary to enter or win. Must be 13-25 years of age to enter. The “My Big Idea to Change the World” Contest (“Contest”) is designed to give people ages 13 to 25 the chance to explain their Big Idea to Change […]
The call came from Camera Ready Choirs on a Tuesday afternoon. “Can you sing back-up for Kris Allen on “American Idol” on Thursday?” Within the hour, La Verne’s Michelle Croce was emailed the song, “Vision of Love,” which Allen would be performing, and told to be at a North Hollywood rehearsal site the next morning […]