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LA VERNE, California, December 7, 2017 — ‘Tis the time of year when mere mortals don the robes of Santa Claus, with his cheery, red velour suit and cap with white fur trim and black belt and boots.   But dressing like Santa Claus, it turns out, is the easy part.   How to actually […]
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LA VERNE, California, November 29, 2017 — Look for the next great screenplays to come not out of Hollywood, but La Verne, where biologists and gerontologists, acting more like script supervisors than clinicians, are helping college students collect amazing stories of lives well lived by some of the town’s most senior citizens.   The University […]
LA VERNE, California, November 16, 2017 — Their names roll off the tongue like a lullaby: Gentle Transitions, Caring Transitions, and Moving Matters.   These and about 1,000 other companies like them across the country help mostly seniors downsize and relocate. Unlike professional organizers who mostly help people control and manage their clutter and hoarding […]
LA VERNE, California, September 27, 2017 — If you think residents at Hillcrest retired there just to enjoy unlimited bingo, Bible study and bridge (otherwise known as the three Bs of retirement), you have another thing coming.   At Hillcrest, the “B” at also stands for bridge-building, where Hillcrest leverages its unique assets and resources […]
LA VERNE, California, September 6, 2017 — You don’t become a coaching legend (702 wins at Glendora before continuing your legacy at Damien where for the 2016-17 season he was named the San Gabriel Valley Tribune Coach of the Year) by getting out-coached, outfoxed or outmaneuvered. You always keep a few tricks up your sleeve […]
LA VERNE, Calif., June 16, 2017 — While the quality, purity and safety of La Verne’s water supply is ensured by several public agencies, such as the Three Valley Municipal Water District and the Metropolitan Water District, which includes the massive F.E. Weymouth Water Treatment Plant off Wheeler Ave., about one in 10 people around […]
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, […]
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 www.HarvardReject.com.             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 […]