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LA VERNE, May 11, 2017 — After three decades of being the stylish, endearing and uniquely creative host of classical radio shows in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles again, Dennis Bartel, now 63, has finally been silenced. Actually, it is only his physical voice that has been stilled. He left Classical […]
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For many years running, Disneyland has been known as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” but that title might get some spirited push-back from Grace Miller Elementary students and parents in La Verne, where Mrs. Deanne Spencer has reigned supreme as principal since 2002. Before that eventful year, Mrs. Spencer had been a teacher at Grace […]
Al Gross, who at age 75 has been retired from Verizon for a dozen years, sees things differently from you and me. Where we see only imperfection, he sees only perfection. Where we see only a random, pointless and purposeless pile of unrelated things, he sees the distinct design and imprint of the Creator. To peer into […]
After closing one of the world’s most successful body jewelry manufacturing businesses in December 2015, ending a two-decade run that earned millions of dollars annually and employed 86 people at its peak, Claremont resident Jim Coffman and his career are clearly on the rocks. Now he is in a state of monolithic madness, turning away from […]
What does recent history tell us? Damien’s football field was named after its great coach Dick Larson. Similarly, the Spartan’s ball yard was named after longtime athletic director Tom Carroll. You can find both stories on LaVerneOnline. Meanwhile, Bonita’s football field has long donned the name of Glenn Davis, the high school’s multi-sport star who […]
You can apply a lot of different labels to Brian Gomez, now 28, but maybe the most apropos appellation is fierce competitor. When he played linebacker at Damien High School for four years, he was always in the thick of the scrum. He applied the same warrior mindset to his studies. After completing Damien, he […]
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 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, […]
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 […]
At this year’s July 4 Pancake Breakfast hosted by Boy Scout Troop 411 in La Verne, you can bet that out of the 3,000 sausage links served, there won’t be one sausage missing. That’s because Andy Mutschler, owner of Income Tax & Business Services in La Verne and a CPA since 1980, has headed up […]