Writer: Janelle Krug

La Verne’s Backyard Fruit

Started in 1973 by Dieter Lodder, the La Verne Nursery has grown to more than 20 acres in San Dimas and La Verne, and will soon move to its other location, a 43-acre plot in Ventura County, Calif., near Magic Mountain, within the next two or three years.

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Swimming Lessons From Grandma Louise

It’s a hot summer day; the sun is beating down on your neck and back, setting them aflame, sending your mind reeling for a place to cool down. A swimming pool. That’s it. You’ll cool yourself in the depths of any one of the ubiquitous spots of blue so prevalent in Southern California backyards. But you suddenly realize, amidst the blinding fury of your scorching skin, that you have no idea how to swim.

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