Writer: Gloria Diaz

History in Your Backyard

The Garibay family is your prototypical American family. Mother Kirsten is an effervescent fourth grade teacher in San Dimas. Husband Steve is a chemical engineer who works many hours but always manages to spend time with his family, and then there are the young boys who love to learn, play and explore. But they do not have a white picket fence that surrounds a two-story suburban house.

Read More

Tracing His Footsteps

To be mayor of a small town for 23 years, one has to do something just short of a miracle, right? Mayor Jon Blickenstaff has done many things for the city of La Verne, but it is his credentials that keep him in office, and his personality and character that keep voters, voting for him.

Read More

Beyond the Nuclear Family

When Kathryn Pfaltzgraff Eller and her husband Enten moved to La Verne from Indiana a year ago, they found the perfect house: spacious living room, early 1900s charm and located on prestigious Third Street. And it came fully equipped with a 75-year-old man renting out the second unit on their property.

Read More

Celebrating dA’s 20 Year Success

The thought of celebrating a 20th birthday can yield screams from teenagers dreading the end of their teenage years. It can be an empty birthday—20 is well past 18 and just shy of 21. But for a gallery hidden among the treasures of the Pomona Arts Colony, 20 brings cheers and feelings of accomplishment. It is during this celebration, called “dAs Dos Decades” that it becomes noticeable how pivotal dA has become to the Art Colony.

Read More