To learn how to thrive in the restaurant business, let alone survive, LaVerneOnline wanted to talk to someone who had done both. For our subject matter expert or SME, we turned to an old hand, Eddie Inglese. For 31 years, he’s been the marvelous restaurateur and local dining dean behind Tutti Mangia and Eddie’s Italian […]
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Everything you need to know about Marianne Stark, who has owned a tax preparation, accounting and bookkeeping service in La Verne, Calif., since 1983, can be pretty much summed up in her surname — Stark, as in direct and unambiguous. In other words, she’s a straight shooter, which is refreshing to know if you’re a business or […]
Legacy House, a new residential care home for the elderly in La Verne, is so spotlessly clean that some of the arriving residents might think they’ve died and gone to heaven. Over the last year, owners Lynn and Ralph Chalifoux have turned an eyesore into eye-candy. Every inch of the former fixer-upper located at the […]
Michael Cooper can’t help it if his office looks a little cluttered. Lining his jam-packed shelves are tubs, tubes, trays, cartons, bottles, packs, packets, pouches, wraps and scores of other colorful and super high-fidelity, gravure-printed and flexographic containers holding pastes, powders, liquids, gels, and a gazillion consumer products and foodstuffs ranging from noodles to nuts. […]
When you dream and aim higher than your current reach anything can happen. Today, Jack Zenian, who grew up in Yerevan, Armenia, is the proud owner of Lone Hill Collision Center in Glendora. He came to the auto body shop’s front desk looking for a job, he ended up buying the place. While he got […]
If you’re unemployed, underemployed or simply considering a career change, instead of channel surfing between television crime dramas, try out the free Career Crossroads ministry sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church in La Verne every last Wednesday night of the month. In the two years that the jobs ministry has been active, about 40 community […]
Palace Pet Salon and owner Mark Levy have been named La Verne’s Business of the Year by the La Verne Chamber of Commerce. Frankly, Mark is a unique animal, so the Chamber wasn’t barking up the wrong tree in presenting him with this richly deserved award.  When he and his family opened Palace Pet Salon […]
31 Flavors in La Verne has just added a new flavor in the form of new owner Said Rawani, who celebrated a grand reopening of the long-time 31 Flavors location in the new Von’s Center with a DJ, balloon artist, spinning Wheel of Fortune and La Verne’s very own Community Cheer Girls. “I love the […]
Spend a couple of moments with cobbler Carlos “Andy” Galvez, and the Guatemalan shoemaker who lives and works in La Verne will have you in stitches. He’s got an opinion about everything and isn’t afraid to voice it. Shoehorned into his Target Center shop plastered with signs, shoelaces, zippers, buttons, bags, purses, belts, stacks of […]
Lone Hill Collision Center offers full-service mechanical and collision repair — and something else: They’re friendly and a pleasure to do business with.