Colleen Bennett - Sotheby's International Realty
Author Peter Bennett delivered the following speech to the West End Real Estate Professionals meeting in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., on February, 8, 2013: INTRO What a turnout! What a reception. At my first book signing, I attracted only two people: One person wanted directions to the bathroom. The other wanted to buy the desk! So, […]
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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 […]
Life Lessons of a Harvard Reject is now available in book form at             If you don’t believe me, I wish you could see the floor-to-ceiling books now stacked in my office. If you think “new car smell” is great, you should try “new book smell.” Although it’s been […]
“Don’t go through life, grow through life.” — Eric Butterworth     When the future King Arthur was drowning in melancholy, Merlin the Magician shared this wisdom with the young prince: “The best thing for being sad is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling […]
While the recession lingers, you may not be flush with dollars, but that’s no excuse to deprive yourself culturally, historically, artistically, scientifically, or musically. Los Angeles’ myriad museums offer free monthly or weekly visits. And some are free to visitors year-round.         LaVerneOnline provides a list below, but please check websites just […]
Since football is America’s new pastime, I can’t resist telling this story: Frank Szymanski, a Notre Dame center in the 1940s, was called as a witness in a civil case. He answered a series of questions. “Son, are you on the Notre Dame football team this year?” “Yes, your honor.” “What position?” “Center, your honor.” […]
To look and feel like a Hollywood star, you simply need to start treating yourself like one. Follow these tips and you’ll light up any room you enter, like a modern day Clark Gable or Greta Garbo. For a more radiant smile … Do you want to have a million-dollar, megawatt smile like Cameron Diaz […]
Of all the graduations in town this past week, one of the most intimate was the La Verne Police Department Citizens’ Academy graduation and ceremony on Thursday, June 9, at the University of La Verne Campus Center. For 10 weeks, 16 La Verne citizens learned about La Verne Police Department procedures, policies, strategies and tactics […]
A few years back, I worked in Laguna Hills, a city that rims Interstate 5 and is best known for being the address of Leisure World and home to lots of nondescript mortgage and auto design firms. There wasn’t one thing remarkable about the town or my job. Then one day, I wandered and wound […]
In a typical day, the Rev. Ron Beams is as likely to counsel couples celebrating a double marriage ceremony as he is a woman about to undergo a double mastectomy. For him, “Three Weddings and Funeral isn’t just a movie; in a single day he’s actually officiated at four such services, helping people celebrate and […]