Author: Eric Borer

Person Ford: Deals on Wheels

The sales pitch started the moment I got out of my car. The place: Person’s Ford/Kia dealership on Foothill Boulevard, which lies on La Verne’s eastern border.

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Where the Canyon Meets the City

From its rustic canyon border in the north where the riotous call of the coyote sends chills up the spines of small dogs, to the hidden mobile park cities with their aluminum siding self-contained communities, to the uneasy handshake with Pomona that stretches from Grove Street to Fulton Avenue, La Verne’s eastern boundary is a study in contrasts.

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Cessnas and Celebrities: Brackett Lands Big-Time Stars With Rural Setting

Whiskey, gin, vodka and an exotic assortment of beers lined the shelves that once held paper gliders and model airplane kits. In less than a day, the quaint shop that the local pilots had grown to depend on through the years for that last minute quart of oil or chart had disappeared, only to be replaced with a makeshift bar and a bartender who stood ready to mix drinks.

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David A. Castañon: Playing With Fire

Inside the toy chests of American homes is usually a shiny red fire truck – complete with ladders and sound effects. For David A. Castañon, playing with this miniature version was not enough. He wanted to play with the real thing.

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