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Dessert Review: Sinfully Sweet serves tasty desserts

<i>Dessert Review</i>: Sinfully Sweet serves tasty desserts
Claremont residents Eva and Abe Miakhael enjoy treats with their sons, 4-year-old Joseph and 2-year-old Timothy. Sinfully Sweet Apple Company is located in the shopping center on the southwest corner of Foothill Blvd. and D St. in La Verne. / photo by Allison Lavelle Michael Phillips Copy Editor As I walked through the doors of Sinfully Sweet Apple Company, the aroma of the various desserts quickly... 

Restaurant Review: Café Cabo brings Baja style to downtown La Verne

<i>Restaurant Review</i>: Café Cabo brings Baja style to downtown La Verne
The restaurant Café Cabo opened in December on D Street in La Verne. The restaurant is family owned and operated by Judy Moore, Terese Apodaca and A.J. Apodaca, three University of La Verne alumni who proudly display their diplomas in the restaurant. Loretta Alva, who works as a hostess, says the name was derived from the Mexican city of Cabo San Lucas. / photo by Candice Salazar Michael Phillips Copy... 

Restaurant Review: Buffet offers a variety of Asian cuisine

<i>Restaurant Review</i>: Buffet offers a variety of Asian cuisine
The Panda Garden Buffet features a koi pond with architectural rock formations and several live fish near the entrance to the restaurant. The buffet offers many different traditional Chinese entrees, as well as a variety of American dishes. It is located on North Montclair Plaza Boulevard, in Montclair across the street from the Montclair Plaza mall. / photo by Jakeh Landrum Michael Phillips LV... 

Restaurant Review: Corner Butcher Shop offers meaty goodness

<i>Restaurant Review</i>: Corner Butcher Shop offers meaty goodness
Michigan native Will Fuelling is co-owner of the Corner Butcher Shop, located at White Avenue and Foothill Boulevard. The shop has been open for about three years. The Corner Butcher Shop sells a wide variety of meats, wine, beer, salads, desserts and other side dishes. The restaurant inside the butcher shop, Darnell’s BBQ, offers eat in options, take-out, as well as catering services./ Photo by... 

Commentary: Nicki Minaj saves hip-hop with ‘Pink Friday’ album

<i>Commentary</i>: Nicki Minaj saves hip-hop with ‘Pink Friday’ album
Michael Phillips, LV Life Editor In the last few months it has been hard to not hear Nicki Minaj on the radio, whether it was on singer Trey Songz’ “Bottoms Up,” Sean Kingston’s “Dutty Love” or her own song “Your Love.” To many, the Lil Wayne protégé has magically appeared on the music scene, but she has actually been making music since 2007. The female rapper has done what few other... 

ULV succeeds again at residential life conference

Michael Phillips LV Life Editor For the fifth time in a row the University of La Verne has won the coveted Spirit Award at the Pacific Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls conference. PACURH is a conference where schools from all over the western hemisphere send a delegation of Residence Hall Association members to represent their campuses. The delegations take part in a philanthropy... 

News Briefs

LV Christmas tree farm Heritage Park will open its annual Christmas tree farm on Nov. 27. People can come to enjoy the sights and purchase their own fir tree. “Sleigh” rides will be offered for $1 on the weekend. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekends. For more information visit laverneheritage.org or call 909-593-2862. Morgan gets honorary degree On Nov. 8 ULV President... 

Restaurant Review: Garden Square serves up delicious pie

Michael Phillips LV Life Editor Heading to Garden Square Restaurant and Pies, I had one thing on my mind: warm and delectable pie. Arriving at the La Verne location on Foothill Boulevard I was saddened to see that it was closed, but on the door the restaurants’ new location on Indian Hill was posted. Walking into Garden Square the first thing I noticed was its size, and its décor. The restaurant... 

Movie Review: ‘Saw 3D’ delivers gore but not much else

Michael Phillips LV Life Editor On Oct. 29 the creators of the” Saw” franchise unveiled the gory and final installment of their seven film series, “Saw 3D.” The “Saw” films are most associated with their intricate traps, which often force those unlucky enough to be in them to complete horrendous and sometimes impossible tasks, such as crawling through an obstacle course made of barbed... 

Restaurant Review: Green’s BBQ serves fabulous soul food

<i>Restaurant Review</i>: Green's BBQ serves fabulous soul food
Caroline Green, owner of Green’s BBQ and Soul Food, prepares the first order of the day. Green got her start selling food at a local farmers market. One of her specialties is fried chicken and mojo potatoes. She’s also known for her yummy collard greens and okra. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Michael Phillips LV Life Editor Walking into Green’s BBQ and Soul Food in Covina, I was presented with... 
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