LA VERNE, California, Jan. 10, 2018 — I consider myself somewhat of a Warren Buffett expert. I featured the Oracle of Omaha in my book, Life Lessons of a Harvard Reject, a few years back when his conglomerate had a market cap of $334 billion. Today, Buffett’s empire is worth more than half a trillion […]
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LA VERNE, California, Jan. 9, 2018 — “Why did the chicken cross the road?” It’s an old riddle. The listener expects a simple twist or clever punchline — perhaps a little fowl play of words  —  but the straight answer is, “To get to the other side.” Today, the modern spin on the old joke […]
LA VERNE, California, December 20, 2017 — La Verne’s 91-consecutive-year Christmas tradition of delivering nuts, fruit and candy to residents living on the more than 900 streets that make up the city is an amazing achievement.   It’s right up there with Floyd Mayweather’s 50 straight winning bouts, Rafael Nadal’s 81 straight victories on clay […]
LA VERNE, California, Dec. 20, 2017 — Reality — a lack of real estate  and the sheer might of the green-lighted Gold Line project — has just slammed the brakes on La Verne’s dream of having a Class 1 bike lane (paved right-of-way completely separated from the street) running along Arrow Hwy. Under La Verne’s […]
The Old Town La Verne Farmers Market — known as La Verne Fresh — has grown stale and will close on Dec. 30, 2017. The death knell was sounded at the Dec. 18, 2017 La Verne City Council meeting, when the council voted 4-0  to direct city staff to send a letter of non-renewal to […]
LA VERNE, California, December 19, 2017 —  With the opening of the 2018 softball season in March, the south softball field at Wheeler Avenue Park will be officially named after Jordyn Rivera, who played softball in the City’s youth leagues and at Bonita High School before she was killed in the Las Vegas mass shooting […]
LA VERNE, December 19, 2017 — If you think you can drive a stolen vehicle through La Verne with impunity, you better think twice — especially if La Verne police officers David Weaver and Carlos Flores are on duty. Between May 18, 2016 and March 7, 2017, Weaver recovered six stolen vehicles resulting in the […]
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 18, 2017 — I’m looking for my first home, which I will be financing. My problem is, I’m confused over all the different kinds of home lenders out there — mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, my local bank, etc. Can you explain the differences?   Honestly, I don’t know why there are […]
ARCADIA, California, December 14, 2017 — Remember when teenage kids hanging out at the mall was a rite of passage? Well, now those same kids, and a lot of their friends, young and old, are hanging out online to do their shopping. As a result, one of the world’s biggest mall operators, Westfield Corporation, which […]