August 21, 2010 |
Ann Thompson still marvels at the sliver of ranchland she has lived on for the last eight years. "I fell in love with the house," she says of the Spanish Colonial-style home known as the DeWenter Mansion that sits in the quiet foothills of La Verne. "For my husband, it was the property. " Thompson is the most recent resident of an enduring landmark that recalls the heyday of the orange and lemon industry that brought millions of dollars to La Verne in the early 20th century. Many of the original citrus trees still surround the house at this onetime ranch.
April 11, 2010 |
An upcoming accessory collaboration at Target has roots in the Inland Empire — sort of. La Verne native Cynthia Vincent is the latest designer to partner with the discount retailer, in this case for a limited-edition shoe collection out April 18 through July 1. Vincent's label, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, isn't named after ordinal-numbered thoroughfares in L.A., where she's based, or in Manhattan, but for Twelfth Street in La Verne....
March 27, 2010 |
There's no reason to show up to a La Verne Lutheran basketball game until the final minute, because that's when the real action begins. These players are cardiac kids who love drama. They won a Southern Section 5AA championship on a buzzer-beating shot by Bruce English. They won a regional championship on a three-point play with 23 seconds left by Carl Cooper. And on Saturday in the state Division V championship game, it was Cooper making a shot with one minute left to give Lutheran a one-point lead, then Kenny Payne connecting on two free throws with 25 seconds left to secure a 35-32 victory over Ross Branson at Rabobank Arena.
March 17, 2010 |
This season was supposed to be a rebuilding year for Los Angeles Windward after the Wildcats won the state Division V boys' basketball championship in 2009 and lost to graduation players who ended up at UCLA and Michigan. So how come on Saturday the Wildcats (26-8) are again playing for the Southern California Division V regional championship? Credit 6-foot-5 junior Wesley Saunders , who has taken the team on his back. He's averaging 22.9 points. "Wesley has stepped up his game," Coach Miguel Villegas said.
March 4, 2010
Bruce English made a 15-foot corner jump shot at the buzzer to lift second-seeded La Verne Lutheran to a 62-61 upset of top-seeded Windward in the Southern Section Division 5AA boys' basketball championship game Thursday night at Colony High. Freshman Eric Cooper's jumper pulled the Trojans to within a point with 31 seconds remaining. Windward guard Jordan Wilson was fouled but missed the first free throw in a one-and-one situation. C.J. Cooper drove to the basket and was fouled, making both free throws to give Lutheran (23-8)
February 22, 2010
The essence of L.A. Re "A reunion symbolizes a city's dream of harmony," Column, Feb. 18 Hector Tobar has written a beautiful column that says perfectly why I live in the Los Angeles area. The friendship between a newly arrived black man and Guatemalan immigrants symbolizes what L.A. is all about. Every time I go where there is an assembly of people -- a museum, theme park, botanical garden, ballgame -- I see the diversity of the people. People just enjoying the experience -- and who are not all tied up mentally by racism, or xenophobia, or cultural bias.
November 20, 2009
at Notre Dame 82, Long Beach State 62: Luke Harangody had 29 points and 12 rebounds and the Fighting Irish took control with a 13-2 run to open the second half. Larry Anderson led Long Beach State with 20 points. Eugene Phelps had 18 rebounds for the 49ers. at UC Riverside 87, La Verne 71: Kyle Austin scored 25 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the Highlanders (1-2) over the Leopards (0-2). Larry Gurganious contributed 21 points for Riverside. John Leggett led La Verne with 21 points.
November 19, 2009
UC Irvine 84, at Loyola Marymount 78: Michael Hunter scored 17 points, including two three-point baskets in the final minute, to complete the rally for the Anteaters (2-1), who trailed by 14 in the first half. Eric Wise also scored 17 for Irvine, which used an 18-2 run to get back into the game before halftime. Drew Viney had a career-high 30 points for the Lions (1-3), whose losses have all been by six points or fewer. Irvine took its first lead, 42-40, on a Hunter jump shot with 17:54 left.