Rents keep going up and up and up, according to apartment tracking firm, Reis Inc. If you live in Los Angeles County, you can expect to pay on average $1,829 a month (5.2% year-over-year increase). You’ll do slightly better in Orange County where rents average $1,827 monthly (2.8% YOY). In the Inland Empire, average monthly […]
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LA VERNE, California, February 20, 2018 — The saying, “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is,” holds special meaning in real estate.   An owner of a 2,700-square-foot home, I know, moved out of state, where she would be closer to her children and where her living expenses would be far less, […]
Clifton’s Cafeteria, the oldest surviving cafeteria style eatery in Los Angeles, makes you act strangely.   For example, I never take selfies, but there I was taking a selfie of me with a taxidermied 90-year-old bison that must have cleared a ton, stretching some 6 feet tall and 11 feet long. I recently rewatched “Dancing […]
LA VERNE, California, Feb. 12, 2018 — Ready For Takeoff? Before thinking corporations have turned all soft, fuzzy and labor friendly, by announcing bonuses for their rank and file in the wake of the new tax bill, consider that the $1,000 bonus JetBlue Airways awarded to 21,000 employees amounts to less than a penny a […]
LA VERNE, California, February 5, 2018 — After the call to order, pledge of allegiance and roll call formalities were dutifully performed and some minor business (leasing of some water rights and the transfer of funds to the downtown business improvement district), was taken up, the tone in the council chambers on Monday night quickly […]
LA VERNE, California, January 25, 2018 — Boy, have I been adrift at the ship’s wheel. In my current explorations of Newport Beach, where half of La Verne likes to spend its summer renting beach houses or owing them if you’re among the upper 1 percent, I came upon a California-casual, pop-in, sit-down, no-muss, no-fuss, […]
LA VERNE, California, January 19, 2018 — Paced by Jamaal Barnes’ 17 points, Bonita pulled away late from the Glendora Tartans to post a convincing 62-53 win on their home court on Friday night. Leading 49-47 in the fourth quarter, the Bearcats reeled off a 9-2 run, powered by a rare 4-point baseline jumper from […]
LA VERNE, California, January 18, 2018 — Ever since a couple of brothers, John and Will Fuelling from Western Michigan, opened the Corner Butcher Shop 10 years ago, things have never quite been the same in La Verne. They started rolling out top-of-the-line cuts of beef, poultry, and fish that until they came to town […]
LA VERNE, California, January 17, 2018 — Have caregivers responsible for communicating with people who have dementia, which includes Alzheimer’s Disease, been carrying on the wrong conversations? If any center is qualified to answer, let alone address, that question, it’s Hillcrest, which as one of the nation’s leading continuing care retirement communities, offers residents not […]
What’s more important: the message or the messenger? If I told you, “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness,” you might thank me for my fortune cookie counsel, before thinking you’ve probably heard better advice elsewhere. And if I added some more underwhelming and un-genius […]