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Food Court: Gluten free is the new transfat free

Alex Forbess Food Editor Lane Jackson, a sophomore biology major, had no idea what was happening when he felt intense stomach pain while on a family vacation in Hawaii when he was 10 years old. The 20-year-old said he was just enjoying the sights and food 10 years ago, when the pain struck out of nowhere and his parents had to rush him to the hospital. “I just felt miserable,” Jackson said. “It... 

Food Court: New rib joint serves savory fare

<i>Food Court</i>: New rib joint serves savory fare
Stan Preston from Covina waits for Ribs to Spare to open on a recent weekday morning. Ribs to Spare is a new restaurant on North Citrus Avenue in Covina. The store sells Chicago-style barbecue foods, including tri-tip, chicken, pork ribs, and hot links. Offering take-out and catering, Ribs to Spare also caters company parties and festivals. / photo by Ryan Gann Alex Forbess Food Editor It is 9:30 a.m.... 

Food Court: Alarcon delivers a sweet message

<i>Food Court</i>: Alarcon delivers a sweet message
Gabrielle Alarcon, sophomore psychology major, has been baking with her mother since she was a child. Alarcon started to experiment with baking on her own in middle school. This vanilla chai tea cake, featuring honey cream frosting, was Alarcon’s first time using fondant, a hard form of frosting that is easily formed into shapes. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Alex Forbess Food Editor Gabrielle Alarcon... 

Commentary: No such thing as ‘American’ food

Alex Forbess, Food Editor There is so much fighting occurring in the United States. The biggest struggle is how to secure our borders and maintain a fair procedure of obtaining citizenship. Lawmakers, lobbyists and activists are sharing their views to figure out how these potential citizens can experience the American Dream, even in food. Yes, some people may take advantage of indulging in too much... 

Food Court: Casa del Rey finds success despite obstacles

Alex Forbess Food Editor With challenges like employee training, resource management and developing a strong clientele, it looked difficult to survive in the restaurant business. One shot is all that it takes to have a family-owned restaurant survive or become another failed American Dream. “Family businesses just suck,” said Art Rey, owner of Casa del Rey in San Dimas. Yet Casa del Rey has not... 

Commentary: Food freedoms in jeopardy

<i>Commentary</i>: Food freedoms in jeopardy
Alex Forbess, Food Editor We love to eat; let us not deny this. Everything we do gives us an excuse to eat and drink what we crave most. One person will work out for extensive hours so his metabolism will burn anything, while another is thinking since he earned a 4.0 GPA, a strawberry doughnut from the Donut Man should compensate him for the hours he put in studying. However, with diet-related health... 

Leopards lose close one to CMS, 73-67

With six minutes left in the second half, La Verne senior guard Ronn See lays up the ball past Claremont-Mudd-Scripps forward Kevin Sullivan for two of his six points Wednesday. The men’s basketball team hosted CMS at Frantz Athletic Court for the Leopards’ first home game in conference play and lost, 73-67. / photo by Hunter Cole Alex Forbess Editorial Director Even with the stadium roaring —... 

City imposes stricter parking regulations

City imposes stricter parking regulations
The city of La Verne placed temporary city parking permit required signs Monday on all residential streets within a three-block radius of the University of La Verne. The signs will become permanent at the beginning of the spring semester. The signs have resulted in increased use of the free off-campus parking lot with the provided shuttle service. / photo by Pablo Cabrera Alex Forbess Editorial Director Christian... 

Music Review: ‘¡Dos!’ gives pop-punk trilogy a second chance

Alex Forbess Editorial Director Green Day, are they here right now? Even before lead guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong had a breakdown during the iHeartRadio Festival, the band seems to be drifting from its core values. When “¡Uno!” was released on Sept. 25, it had some great song, maybe one, but overall, it was a disappointing album to start off their trilogy. Now Green Day is faced with another... 

Commentary: Real change starts with cooperation

<i>Commentary</i>: Real change starts with cooperation
Alex Forbess, Editorial Director The horror: It has been three days since Barack Obama won the election and people are suffering from this event. Houses set on fire, possessions being taken by an authoritative government, to name a few of the many immoral acts that have occurred just before Obama addressed the nation stating how honored he is to hold his position for four more years. Romney and his... 
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