Dr. Gary Rapkin at the Bonita Unified School District is a big fan of author Harper Lee, who wrote in "To Kill a Mockingbird, "The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."
Walk into the superintendent’s office at the Bonita Unified School District, and count on getting an education. On Dr. Gary Rapkin’s desk are books, lots of them: “Lincoln on Leadership,” by Donald Phillips; “The Inner Game of Tennis,” by W. Timothy Gallwey; “The Leadership Challenge,” by James Kouzes and Barry Posner; “The Six Secrets of […]
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The operatic stage and the battlefield. One stage represents the highest form of artistic expression, the other a theater where man’s basest and most primitive instincts are vented. Duncan MacLeod is that rare human being who has played on both.
Imagine every day tasting fresh, fabulous food prepared by an outstanding French chef. For residents of Hillcrest in La Verne it isn’t a dream. Their executive chef is Christian Laire, who was born in Lyons, France, and was educated in the French system of culinary education known as Culinary Aptitude.
Unless you’re a hard core fan you probably missed it, but on Dec. 8, 2009, a 36-year-old rookie stepped on the floor and saw his first action in an NBA game. LeBron James and his supporting cast of Cleveland Cavaliers were in town to play the Memphis Grizzlies. Naturally, it was a sell-out. The aging […]
To put it plainly, La Verne’s John and Leeann Paddock, owners of La Verne Construction Co., are family-oriented people. In addition to their three biological children, Sean, who lives in Oregon, Kellie, who lives in La Verne and works for the airlines, and Chase, who just graduated from the University of La Verne, they have six […]
Though he is still just 39 years old, Corey Calaycay’s interest in politics began about two decades ago.
“There are approximately 60,000 private investigators employed in the United States. Nine thousand are women. One of them is Becky” of La Verne, Calif. The above is the opening to a new reality show series that Dennis Gelbaum, producer of Ramp It Up Entertainment, is shopping  around Hollywood about a dorky, quirky, but highly effective and […]
Taste of Asia offers a taste of magnificence. It is like heaven on a fork, offering a fusion of the best dishes from Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Japan, Korea and China.
How much fun is it to live in Nick Croce’s world — surrounded each day by Gumby, Pokey, Betty Boop, the Simpsons and a stable of other cartoonish characters whose images he owns licenses to and sells around the world! Plus, pity the man’s nine-and-a half-minute commute from his La Verne home to his La […]
BOOK REVIEW by Peter Bennett Ah, the joys of journalism Author  D.G. Elizabeth (who grew up in La Verne no less) has agreed to meet to promote her new book, “Diary of Dating: From a Beautiful Single Woman,” a heartfelt, thought-provoking romantic comedy that takes a contemporary look into the world of dating through the eyes […]