By Peter Bennett … It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood. As I’m writing this, the stock market (DJIA) is up about 200 points, yet jobless claims are up by 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 457,000 for the week ending Oct 30. As usual, the world is upside down. Wall Street is making money, but Main [...]
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EDITORIAL: In chasing the fresh dough that a restaurant like Panera Bread would bring to La Verne, let’s not forget to help other eateries in town rise up to the new competition.
Every time a popular role model suffers a few (okay, a lot of) transgressions, we want to drop them faster than our silver-mercury dental fillings. But maybe even our disgraced role models can still teach us something.
I think only a couple times have I driven across several zip codes to see a movie, but given that Food, Inc. has virtually disappeared from cinema screens (it never played in La Verne as far as I recall), I trekked last night to the O.C. (Edwards in Irvine) to see the movie. I apologize [...]
Let’s get this picture straight. Jobs have contracted for 17 straight months, the national unemployment rate has soared to 9.4%, and in California, unemployment is 11%. More than 1.6 million jobs have been shaved from the economy since Congress approved President Obama’s stimulus plan in February. To counteract these historic job losses, Obama announced plans this [...]
Charles Guiteau, the assassin of President James Garfield, futilely argued in court that it wasn’t his bullet that had killed the 20th president, but rather incompetent medical care that took his life. Although Guiteau’s defense was preposterous (he was subsequently hanged), most historians now agree that the agonizing blood poisoning and bronchial pneumonia Garfield suffered [...]