Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 25, 2023

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Mountain View News Saturday, March 25, 2023

Peter Dills Knows 


Sacramento, CA – As part of an annual recognition of Women’s History Month in 
the State Capitol, Assemblymember Chris Holden announces the University of La 
Verne President, and first woman president, Dr. Devorah Lieberman as the 41st Assembly 
District’s Woman of the Year. 

“I am thrilled to have Dr. Devorah Lieberman as Woman of the Year for the 41st 
Assembly District,” said Assemblymember Holden. “She has contributed to the 
well-being of the university’s students, the scholarly activity of the faculty, and the 
vitality of the surrounding community while also advocating for engagement, inclusivity, 
and respect among all.”

Dr. Devorah Lieberman, the University of La Verne’s 18th and first female president, 
brings more than three decades of higher education experience, scholarship, and 
leadership to the institution. Among Ms. Lieberman’s accomplishments are raising 
$128 million in the largest comprehensive campaign in the university’s history; 

significantly increasing funding for student scholarships; expanding the international 
student population; increasing the number of named colleges, endowed 
deans, and endowed faculty positions; and, significantly increasing the institutional 
endowment from $36 million to $151 million. Under Lieberman’s leadership, the 
university launched the La Verne Experience, a curriculum where students connect 
deeply with each other, with faculty, with staff, and with the greater community. 
Through the La Verne Experience, students “major in a mission”. Currently, she 
is leading the university’s establishment of a College Health and Community Well 

Being to help address the region’s critical need for healthcare professionals.

Women of Distinction from throughout the district include Veronica Jones, Town 
Council Member (Altadena), Terry Grill, Director of Sustainability for Sealed Air 
Corpo-ration (Claremont), Caroline Anderson, LCF School Board Member (La 
Cañada Flintridge), Cynthia Cannady, Attorney and Community Advocate (Pasadena), 
Lois Gaston, Community Advocate (Monrovia), Jennifer Oglesby, Founder 
Community Ser-vices of America, (Rancho Cucamonga), Kris Boneman, Director 
of Educational Tech for Bonita Unified School District (San Dimas), Julie Bencosme, 
Small Business Own-er & Community Volunteer (Sierra Madre), and Linda 
Clinton, Community Volunteer (Upland), and Desirea Haggard, Director of Environmental 
Affairs at CalPortland (Pi-non Hills). Over 100 nominations were sent 
to Assemblymember Holden for the honor.

“The 2023 Women of Distinction are dedicated leaders who improve the lives for 
thou-sands of individuals and families in the 41st Assembly District and beyond,” 
said Hold-en. “Their commitment to excellence and service has left an indelible 
mark on the San Gabriel Valley and the people who call it home.” 


Remember when Facebook was full of puppy dogs and pictures of 
our kids graduating school? I actually reconnected with dozens 
of past friends, how great is that !! Now the left and the right are 
pulling and if we disagree, we are threatened with an end of a 
friendship, be it a facebook friendship. I read a posting just this 
week from a General Manager of a very popular and expensive 
eatery, simply stated “If you can’t afford a good tip, stay at home”. 

At first reading we all raised our fists and said YES !!! I have to 
disagree with this though, you see the dollars spent when you 
go out to eat and support your favorite restaurant have a trickle-
down effect.

This term originated as a joke from/by humorist Will Rogers, by 
going out to eat and spending $100 you are providing work for the 
cooks, hostess, dishwasher, purveyors, vendors and yes the owner 
of the restaurant. So, with all that being said, I can’t support the boycott but I do agree please 
tip your servers. I also leave a tip for the barista and a few dollars when I pick up a to-go order.

Here is my breakdown for tipping

• 18% to 22 % For great service

• $2 to $4 for a to go order

• $1 a drink at bar (when they’re open) $2 for a mixed drink

• 10% to 12 % for a bottle of wine as long as they come by and pour

Thoughts? Email me

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