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Minimum wage hike hard for La Verne shops

Alejandra Aguilar Assistant Editor Recent national polls suggest that a majority of small business owners support increased minimum wages, but a few downtown La Verne business owners are saying otherwise. On July 1, California became one of four states to increase its minimum wage to $9 per hour or higher statewide, though some individual cities across the country have increased their minimum wage... 

Possible Walmart reveals city’s worst

Possible Walmart reveals city’s worst
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Recent discussions of a possible Walmart Neighbor­hood Market opening in La Verne brought up controversial topics focusing on the type of customers the store would attract. Some in attendance spoke out against the “Pomona-type,” saying La Verne is a classy town that should not have a market that will attract their “lower class” neighboring residents. It... 

City calls for roll-back on Walmart

Tyler Harrison Staff Writer La Verne residents packed into the La Verne Community Center Monday to voice their opinions about a proposed Walmart coming to town. Both city officials and Walmart representatives presented information about the possibility of a Walmart Neighborhood Market. Walmart Neighborhood Markets are smaller versions of the traditional Walmarts and are essentially grocery stores. The... 

Claremont store doubles as museum

Claremont store doubles as museum
The Folk Center Music in the Claremont Village began as a tiny shop in 1958 and today it continues its legacy by providing unique instruments, skilled instrument repair and lessons to Claremont’s eclectic residents, as well as the surrounding communities. The Center holds open mic nights the last Sunday of every month and is open to all ages and all styles of music. / photo by Katie Madden Karla... 

Butcher shop cuts up fresh chops

Butcher shop cuts up fresh chops
Since it opened in 2008, The Corner Butcher Shop in La Verne has been serving up fresh meats and tasty barbecue entrees. Owned and operated by brothers, John and Will Fuelling, the shop treats each of its customers with great customer service and a friendly attitude. The Corner Butcher Shop is located in the Northeast shopping center of Foothill Boulevard and Fruit Street. / photo by Hunter Cole Karleigh... 

Bowl of Heaven brings fresh bite

Rachel Sandoval Staff Writer In the midst of heavy workloads, a tiny bank account and little time, college students often eat unhealthy. Bowl of Heaven looks to change that negative outlook. Nestled in the hustle and bustle of Foothill Boulevard in La Verne, Bowl of Heaven caters to customers that want a healthy and affordable meal rather than the usual unhealthy and quick meal. “I was pretty excited... 

Food Court: Lordsburg Taphouse ready to serve

Monica Dien Staff Writer The Lordsburg Taphouse and Grill will take over the D Street home of T. Phillips Alehouse, which recently closed its doors. The Taphouse, scheduled to open by the end of the month, promises to have various new menu items and a variety of beers. The restaurant will feature a trendy but old school ambience, high quality ingredients and possibly wi-fi in the near future, said... 

Food Court: New rib joint serves savory fare

<i>Food Court</i>: New rib joint serves savory fare
Stan Preston from Covina waits for Ribs to Spare to open on a recent weekday morning. Ribs to Spare is a new restaurant on North Citrus Avenue in Covina. The store sells Chicago-style barbecue foods, including tri-tip, chicken, pork ribs, and hot links. Offering take-out and catering, Ribs to Spare also caters company parties and festivals. / photo by Ryan Gann Alex Forbess Food Editor It is 9:30 a.m.... 

Downtown welcomes new business

Downtown welcomes new business
Salon owner Blanca Moore has been cutting customer Leslie Averill’s hair for two years. Averill learned about Moore through her daughter and says that she drives to La Verne from Pasadena to come to Moore’s shop, Bebe’s Family Hair Design, because Moore gets to know her customers hair and does a great job. Bebe’s is located at 2119 Third Street, across the street from Caffé Allegro. / photo... 

Food Court: Casa del Rey finds success despite obstacles

Alex Forbess Food Editor With challenges like employee training, resource management and developing a strong clientele, it looked difficult to survive in the restaurant business. One shot is all that it takes to have a family-owned restaurant survive or become another failed American Dream. “Family businesses just suck,” said Art Rey, owner of Casa del Rey in San Dimas. Yet Casa del Rey has not... 
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