PASADENA, California, September 30, 2017 — What made America “great” was our nation’s ability to industrialize virtually any process and through scale and efficiency produce it at such a low price that consumers found it irresistible.   After World War II, that was the American genius. That was the American miracle. So instead of barbecuing […]
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LA VERNE, California, September 24, 2017 — What a great name for a program: A Brush with Kindness (ABWK)! It’s an offshoot of Habitat for Humanity, the famous nonprofit organization whose vision is “a world where everyone has a decent place to live,” and as such, builds houses for people who otherwise can’t afford a […]
LA VERNE, California, September 13, 2017 — The Cleveland Indians made history on Wednesday, winning their 21st straight game to set an American League record. The big blow was a three-run homer from Jay Bruce, providing Mike Clevinger the margin he needed to win his 10th game of the season and fourth straight.   One […]
LA VERNE, California, September 7, 2017 — Do you know how some people fudge about their age. Well, that can be a harmless little white lie compared to the real cost and legal damage that can result when people incorrectly list the square footage on their home for sale.   An inflated house size can […]
SAN DIMAS, California, August 28, 2017 — If you were to seek out Father Bill Moore today, you would not likely find him in the church sanctuary or sermonizing from the pulpit at Sunday mass; rather you would find him painting in his San Dimas studio less than a mile from his Holy Name of […]
LONG BEACH, Calif., June 6, 2017 — For me, that stretch of the 405 from Long Beach to points north until you reach Playa Vista and Culver City has always been a dead zone, culinarily speaking. It’s uncharted, unfamiliar territory, so I customarily ride out this section of roadway staying securely in my car, hunger […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — If you’re in the mood for some laughs and  latkes (potato pancakes) and other delicatessen delights, I’ve got just the places – and they’re right next to each other (8001 and 8017 Sunset Blvd.) in West Los Angeles. The Laugh Factory has been cranking out laughs since 1979 with its lineup […]
As many of you know, I have three boys whom I had the extreme privilege of coaching in La Verne’s youth basketball leagues, one of the great joys and benefits of living in our great town. Like any coach, I was looking for an edge when I heard about this guy, Tom Amberry, who sank […]
  BREAKING NEWS: St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, brought this surprise: Only three votes now separate Mayor Don Kendrick from challenger Tim Hepburn. The totals now stand at 3,186 votes (50.02%) for Kendrick and 3,183 votes (49.98%) for Hepburn. Official results won’t be certified by the L.A. Register Recorder until March 31, 2017. As of early […]
You’ve probably heard the saying that there are few guarantees in life. Whoever first mentioned this bit of wisdom must have been an inventor, who despite having secured a patent, wasn’t able to fend off all the sharks unfairly wanting a big bite of the inventor’s intellectual property. The whole idea behind a patent, of […]