Move over William Sonoma! Get out of my way, Sur Le Table! The Village Kitchen Shoppe may not be as mighty or as well known as either specialty retailer of quality kitchen ware, but the 2,500-square-foot neighborhood store in the heart of Glendora’s gumdrop-shaped, ficus tree-lined shopping district knows its way around the kitchen, thank […]
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Outdoor Elegance in La Verne is Southern California’s most elegant showroom to shop and enjoy outdoor patio furnishings. On Thursday, after closing hours, the classy showroom opened its doors to help fight Lupus, a not-so-elegant autoimmune disease in which the immune system is unbalanced, causing inflammation and tissue damage to virtually every organ system in […]
Joann Lammens’ ship has come in – or, should we say, shipments. The owner of Gina T. HOME and Gina T Interior Accents is like a kid at Christmas, ecstatic over the arrival of her new Mark Roberts collection of Christmas Fairies and Elves and the new line of Possible Dreams Christmas collectibles and figurines. […]
Before the June 8 primary election this week, there was another important vote that may ultimately have a bigger impact on La Verne than who residents think will make the best Governor, U.S. Senator or 59th District assembly person. On Monday, June 7, the City of La Verne tallied the ballots of homeowners from Rancho […]
It’s never too late to learn about the birds and the bees.   In my case, I noticed our beagle Sport was no longer retreating to the cozy comfort of his dog house at night. The next morning, walking past a few swarming bees, I ducked my head inside his normally happy home and saw […]
A church and a community that sows together, grows together. This is just one of the aims of the La Verne Church of the Brethren’s gardening group that has broken ground on a roughly 50-foot-by-150-foot parcel of land that once served as a pre-school playground and Nature Park. Dedicated September 6, 2009, with an official […]
What’s the best way to make the best part of the year even a little more special? Come “Home for the Holidays.” That’s the name and theme for this year’s 2009 La Verne Holiday Home Tour, which will be held Nov. 21 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., when the public will be invited to […]
At 80 years young, everything is coming up roses for owner Jim Coiner. He along with his son James, operations manager, and John Mellon, general manager, run Coiner Nursery, which boasts operations in Wasco, Calif. (San Joaquin Valley), El Monte and La Verne. This is no budding operation. In particular, Jim has spent more than […]
Outdoor Elegance, a high-end outdoor living and patio design center, attracted many of the Southland’s top designers to its 13,000-square-foot La Verne showroom where they met Tuesday evening with industry representatives of the world’s leading outdoor furniture manufacturers. The invitation-only event was the brainchild of Outdoor Elegance owner Doug Sanicola, whose vision is to make […]
For two summers in the mid-70s, Devon Hartman worked as a stone mason and carpenter at a French castle in the heart of the Burgundy region. A friend whom he met while studying French in Paris had inherited a chateau and invited Devon to help him restore it. After one particularly long day, he laid […]