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When people call Nancy Eastland, the first thing she tells them is, “Don’t throw anything out.” Not a single nail, button, or half-spent sack of flour. “I want the cleaning supplies under the sink, I want the health and beauty aids in the bathroom, I want the food in the cupboards,” said Eastland, now in [...]
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La Verne loses World War II hero William Douthett
The flavors are off the charts: Basil Olive Oil, Rosemary Butterscotch, Strawberry Balsamic, Honey Lavender, Pepper Peach. Twenty-five different flavors in all. Where can you buy these salad dressings? You can’t because the above are all flavors of sweet and savory ice cream served by Artisan Ice Creamologist Leo Neveux at his shop on Melrose Avenue in [...]
The call came from Camera Ready Choirs on a Tuesday afternoon. “Can you sing back-up for Kris Allen on “American Idol” on Thursday?” Within the hour, La Verne’s Michelle Croce was emailed the song, “Vision of Love,” which Allen would be performing, and told to be at a North Hollywood rehearsal site the next morning to [...]
Manny Hernandez III, a Roynon Elementary student who always lit up the room and brightened the lives of everyone who knew him, passed away last Friday, Dec. 2. For much of his life, he bravely battled to overcome childhood infections due a condition called hypothyroidism. He was 11 years old. Manny is survived by his family, [...]
To those iconic creators like Steve Jobs and (Bill) Hewlett and (David) Packard who started wildly successful businesses out of their garages, add La Verne, Calif.-based interior designer, Joann Lammens. Now more than a quarter-century ago, she started assembling floral arrangements in her garage or on her living room floor. With her toddler daughter, Gina, in [...]
Writer and friend Ricardo Tomboc pays tribute to Pearl Harbor hero.
Talk about sticker shock! When Glendora Realtor Marty Rodriguez and her neighbor inquired about replacing their 30-year-old septic tanks and connecting their ranch-style homes to the city sewer system, they got an estimate for $150,000, or $75,000 apiece. Despite the exorbitant estimate, they decided to green-light the project. “It would cost even more to repair the septic [...]
To find out what’s currently ailing the economy of the United States of America, look no farther than Gainey Ceramics’ struggle to survive. The proud 62-year-old manufacturing company of exquisite tiles, planters and other hand-crafted clay marvels is a company at the crossroads. More accurately, it’s a company in the crosshairs of regulators and economic [...]
Energized by the powerful bat of Nick Peifer and the strong right arm of pitcher Anthony Cascarano, the La Verne 12-year-old All-Stars defeated Glendora National 12-1 at College Park in Claremont to win the District 20 Championship. With the win La Verne now moves on to the sectional playoffs that begin this Saturday at Cortez [...]