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 […]
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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 […]
LA VERNE, California, December 18, 2018 — The La Verne City Council voted unanimously to ban the sale of recreational marijuana in late October. The vote passed without so much as a comment or a whisper. La Verne, after all, is a conservative town, a religious town, a university town. It is also a town […]
LA VERNE, California, December 12, 2017 — Like In-n-Out, Trader Joe’s has achieved almost mythical status, but I’m not buying all the hype. If I were talking to Mr. or Ms. TJ, here’s what I’d get off my chest:   Your parking lots are accidents waiting to happen!   Before I go to TJs, I […]
LA VERNE, California, December 5, 2017 — If you like La Verne Mayor Don Kendrick, Mayor Pro-Tem Tim Hepburn and Councilmembers Robin Carder, Charlie Rosales and Muir Davis, you’ll be glad to hear they’ll be sticking around a lot longer. That’s because the City Council voted unanimously to delay its next scheduled municipal election from March […]
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, November 7, 2017 — On Monday, the La Verne City Council kicked off a patriotic week by saluting two of the town’s newest military members, Nicholas J. Amen (Army) and Marcus Fino (Army). Each honoree’s family was presented with a mini-banner in honor of their sons’ service.   A brief reception followed […]
LA VERNE, October 26, 2017 — Cited for their unique acts of courage, bravery and split-second, lifesaving decision-making, seven local heroes were honored at the La Verne Police Department’s First Annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday night at the University of La Verne’s Sara and Michael Campus Center. The honorees were Corporal Martin Weinreb, Sergeant David […]
LA VERNE, October 19, 2017 — It’s Monday night in La Verne. Most residents are watching Monday Night Football or the Dodgers making their World Series run. Others are trying to recover from the start of another work week after slogging home from long commutes on L.A.’s increasingly congested freeways. Some are sitting down to […]
Now, you could get your next mortgage (a “purchase” mortgage for buying a home or a “refinance” mortgage if you’re looking to lower the existing interest rate or pull cash from the current mortgage on your home) from one of the industry giants like a Wells Fargo or Bank of America or you could get […]