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Sowing Seeds for Life Founder Vicki Brown with the jolly red and white Santa Claus man, aka James Scott.
When I first met James Scott he approached and announced, “I’m Santa Claus.” I knew exactly what he meant. For the past three years or so, Scott and I have been heavily involved with Sowing Seeds for Life, the charitable organization founded by Glendora resident Vicki Brown in 2007. Sowing Seeds, a regional food bank that provides [...]
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In one definition of the word, Catholic means “universal,” as in inclusive, not exclusive. Principal Candice Kuzmickas applied that meaning of the word last Friday, April 12, when she and Holy Name of Mary School invited 278 students from its sister school, Immaculate Conception in downtown Los Angeles, to spend a day on its campus celebrating [...]
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 [...]
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La Verne author Peter Bennett presented Barbara Heavin, treasurer of of the Claremont Forum’s Prison Library Project, several copies of his new book, Life Lessons of a Harvard Reject, which he believes can help prisoners tear down the walls that have held back their success.       “When I heard from Barbara and other volunteers at the Prison [...]
Back-to-school-day on Monday, Aug. 20 in La Verne, featured a little of everything, including lots of tears, fears and cheers. But whatever the emotion, there was no denying there was big excitement in the air. Parents Marissa and Dave were beaming proudly as they sent their son and daughter Hayden and Sadie off to class at [...]
David & Margaret Youth and Family Services will transform the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center’s California Ballroom into the fictional Hillview High School’s 1953 Fall Formal at its annual Notes of Love Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday, Oct. 12. Someone is trying to kill the dance’s chaperone, Doc Cheever – who doo-wah-doo-wah done it? The event, [...]
A gala “evening at the opera” with gourmet refreshments and complimentary champagne will open the much anticipated third season of the Cultural Arts Society of La Verne on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Meeting House at Hillcrest.   The highly acclaimed Repertory Opera Company promises theater-goers an experience of the some of the most [...]
Why is interior designer and store owner Joann Lammens always so damn HAPPY? Sure, Mother’s Day is almost here, and she’s a terrific mom, but PLEASE! Could it be because she is hosting an exclusive Get Happy Spring Party at her store, May 10 through May 12, where she will be featuring Happy Everything pottery, décor [...]
 Looking for a nice, feel-good post-Easter story.  We have one here.  Last week several hundred people jammed the DPI Labs parking lot at 1350 Arrow Highway, with young children getting Easter baskets, a photo with the Easter Bunny and, if they so desired, getting their face painted. Meanwhile, their parents were handed food and produce.    It [...]