Colleen Bennett is a longtime Realtor (Sotheby’s International Realty, (DRE#01013172), who has been serving foothill communities from La Verne, her hometown of 35 years, to La Canada and South Pasadena, where she grew up. Besides Colleen’s extensive real estate background, she counts more than 10 years of sales achievements spanning the fields of entertainment, fashion, […]
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The guy is money! He not only attracts it, he’s literally surrounded by it. He’s has the Midas touch. He’s La Verne’s Lydian. For 31 years, he’s been the University of La Verne’s Associate Vice President for Advancement, helping the University raise some $100 million. When he entered the job, the university’s endowment was about […]
LA VERNE, California, September 10, 2017 — Where do you start when you try to capture the essence of somebody like Phil Roche, who left us earlier this year? How do you capture a whirlwind, a tornado, a tour de force? He was all those and more. Kudos to Louis Brewster, the beloved journalist, dean […]
LA VERNE, California, September 6, 2017 — You don’t become a coaching legend (702 wins at Glendora before continuing your legacy at Damien where for the 2016-17 season he was named the San Gabriel Valley Tribune Coach of the Year) by getting out-coached, outfoxed or outmaneuvered. You always keep a few tricks up your sleeve […]
LA VERNE, California, September 3, 2017 — In Washington D.C., The Hill is both a leading print and online source for political news, so when the must-read outlet recently listed La Verne’s Courtney Webb among its list of the “50 Most Beautiful” for 2017 (alongside Melania and Ivanka Trump), more than a few people took […]
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 […]
LA VERNE, California, Aug. 26, 2017 — Last season, the Mighty Bonita Bearcats could just as easily have been called the Sitting Ducks. They had a new coach in Ibis Aguilar who came to the program late and a sophomore-laden team high in enthusiasm but with little actual Friday night-game experience. So San Dimas took […]
LA VERNE, May 11, 2017 — After three decades of being the stylish, endearing and uniquely creative host of classical radio shows in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles again, Dennis Bartel, now 63, has finally been silenced. Actually, it is only his physical voice that has been stilled. He left Classical […]
For many years running, Disneyland has been known as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” but that title might get some spirited push-back from Grace Miller Elementary students and parents in La Verne, where Mrs. Deanne Spencer has reigned supreme as principal since 2002. Before that eventful year, Mrs. Spencer had been a teacher at Grace […]
Al Gross, who at age 75 has been retired from Verizon for a dozen years, sees things differently from you and me. Where we see only imperfection, he sees only perfection. Where we see only a random, pointless and purposeless pile of unrelated things, he sees the distinct design and imprint of the Creator. To peer into […]