LA VERNE, Calif., April 3, 2018 — Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm has completed the sale of La Verne Courtyard, an 84,368-square-foot shopping center anchored by ALDI and Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) in La Verne, California. […]
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Clifton’s Cafeteria, the oldest surviving cafeteria style eatery in Los Angeles, makes you act strangely.   For example, I never take selfies, but there I was taking a selfie of me with a taxidermied 90-year-old bison that must have cleared a ton, stretching some 6 feet tall and 11 feet long. I recently rewatched “Dancing […]
CLAREMONT, California, February 16, 2018 — The Ramona 8th grade girls completed their dream undefeated season by pouncing on the El Roble Intermediate School Panthers, 37-20, on Thursday afternoon in Claremont.   Just before the tip-off, Macklemore’s “Can’t Hold Us” reverberated around the El Roble gym’s walls and the Viking girls took the lyrics to […]
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 […]
LA VERNE, California, February 5, 2018 — After the call to order, pledge of allegiance and roll call formalities were dutifully performed and some minor business (leasing of some water rights and the transfer of funds to the downtown business improvement district), was taken up, the tone in the council chambers on Monday night quickly […]
LA VERNE, California, February 2, 2018 — On Groundhog Day in La Verne, hundreds of Roynon Elementary students rose in celebration, not because of the breaking news that Punxsutawny Phil had poked out of his Pennsylvania burrow to see his shadow, signifying another six weeks of winter, but because their remodeled library had officially opened, […]
LA VERNE, California, January 29, 2018 — I know of one house that has been flipped at least 44 times during which the value of the house has soared from about $250,000, when it was built, to its current Zillow estimate of about $40 million. That’s a whopping 15,900% increase in value.   Most of […]
LA VERNE, California, January 25, 2018 — Boy, have I been adrift at the ship’s wheel. In my current explorations of Newport Beach, where half of La Verne likes to spend its summer renting beach houses or owing them if you’re among the upper 1 percent, I came upon a California-casual, pop-in, sit-down, no-muss, no-fuss, […]
LA VERNE, California, January 21, 2018 — Trevor was born to wear a hard hat. He’s was at his best, fearlessly swinging off the sides of high rises, 20 or 50 stories high, installing rebar. He’s a union ironworker. He helped build the Wilshire Grand downtown and scads of other skyscrapers that now touch the […]
LA VERNE, California, January 18, 2018 — Ever since a couple of brothers, John and Will Fuelling from Western Michigan, opened the Corner Butcher Shop 10 years ago, things have never quite been the same in La Verne. They started rolling out top-of-the-line cuts of beef, poultry, and fish that until they came to town […]