Life is sweet for 95-year-old pancake customer

COMFORTABLY SEATED—Like the character Norm on “Cheers,” nonagenarian John Overton of Calabasas is more like a family member than a customer at the IHOP on Kanan Road in Agoura Hills, where he visits sometimes twice a day. RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

Swap the beer for coffee, age the star by several decades and leave in the part where everybody knows your name, and you have the John Overton story.

Think of it as “Cheers” for the breakfast crowd.

Every day, sometimes twice a day, the...

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