La Verne restaurant gets “Kitchen Nightmares” air date

Charlie’s Italian Cafe in La Verne is scheduled to be featured on the Fox Network television program “Kitchen Nightmares” at 8 p.m. on Feb. 17, the restaurant announced.

A television crew with irascible English chef Gordon Ramsay visited the restaurant in October. The show’s interaction with Charlie’s Italian Cafe resulted in the eatery adopting a new menu and remodeling its dining area.

La Verne chamber raffling Winternationals tickets

The La Verne Chamber of Commerce is holding a raffle for two Top Eliminator Club Tickets for the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals.

The drag racing event is set to take place from Feb. 9-12 at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.

The tickets, for Feb. 12 admission, include breakfast, lunch and a reserved grandstand seat.
 Single tickets sell for $10. Blocks of six or twelve tickets can be purchased for $50 or $100.

Tickets can be purchased through Feb. 3 online at, at various retailers who are members of the La Verne chamber or at the chamber offices, 2078 Bonita Ave., La Verne.

The winning ticket is scheduled to be chosen Feb. 3.