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Album Review: Shannon and the Clams clam up

Karla Rendon News Editor Oakland-based rock and roll band Shannon and the Clams released their fourth album “Gone By the Dawn” Tuesday with a more mature effort. The trio – consisting of singer/bassist Shannon Shaw, singer/guitarist Cody Blanchard and singer/drummer Nate Mahan – has been known for its take on a unique sound fusing harsh punk aggression with soft doo-wop lightheartedness. The... 

La Verne resident arrested for public intoxication

La Verne resident arrested for public intoxication
La Verne Police Cpl. Michael Scranton and Officer Berenice Ruvalcaba arrest a La Verne resident for public intoxication at noon Monday in Leo Park, south of Vista La Verne, on D Street. A public parks employee called LVPD regarding the welfare of an unidentified La Verne resident who had fallen off his bike and began bleeding from his chin. After he initially rejected medical treatment, police were... 

La Verne remembers 9/11 victims

La Verne remembers 9/11 victims
Jose Perez-Gonzalez, professor of modern languages, and Gloria Montebruno Saller, professor of modern languages, make a silent prayer as they light a white candle in honor of the victims of 9/11 at the remembrance event Sept. 11 at the rock. Those who attended were given the option to light a second candle for any personal reasons. After the first candle, Saller lit another, which she said made her... 

MPA director will connect with undergrads

Karla Rendon News Editor Associate professor of public administration Marcia Godwin has been chosen to be the University’s new program director of the master of public administration. Godwin is succeeding former MPA director Jack Meek as he becomes the founding director of the College of Business and Public Management Research Center. “It is a new role and title where I see it as building connections... 

Rally enlightens on the missing 43

Rally enlightens on the missing 43
Sophomore Marvin Tapia, sophomore Jose Rios, senior Christian Moore, junior Chrishelle Bates, senior Gerardo Cuevas, sophomore Rochelle Munoz, junior David Garibay, and junior Abril Camarena chant at the “Solidarity of the 43” protest in Sneaky Park. Camarena organized the event to bring attention to the 43 male college students who were handed over by the police to a Narc gang Sept. 26 in Iguala,... 

Commentary: No human should be treated as ‘illegal’

<i>Commentary</i>: No human should be treated as ‘illegal’
Karla Rendon, Editorial Director My uncle was a whiny 8-year-old and my mother was a nervous 10-year-old when they crossed the border from Mexico to the United States alone, without any other family, in hopes of a better life. With the help of fake birth certificates and “coyotes,” or human smugglers, they were able to safely pass border patrol as they waited in a crowded house for several days... 

Concert Review: Music festival stirs up Halloween joy

Karla Rendon Editorial Director An enormous inflatable nipple and other beach balls bounced around the thousands of attendants at the Growlers’ Beach Goth Party III on Saturday at the Observatory in Santa Ana. The music festival consisted of carnival rides, food trucks and three different stages with over 40 bands joining together to perform for the annual event. The performing bands were diverse... 

Album Review: Foxygen impress with ‘Star Power’

Karla Rendon Editorial Director Experimental indie rock duo Foxygen impressed fans with their new album, “…And Star Power,” which was released on Oct. 14. Fused with modern day sounds and 60s inspired psychedelic grooves, even the biggest fans of classic psychedelic rock will enjoy “…And Star Power.” Each song has a hint of classic rock inspired musicians such as The Beatles, Elton John... 

Animal cruelty to be ‘A’ felony

Karla Rendon Editorial Director The FBI will increase the consequences of violent crimes against animals by reclassifying such crimes as  Group A felonies, FBI officials announced last month. This means that animal abuse will be considered a serious crime against society and stricter penalties will be enforced. The four categories for animal cruelty are simple or gross neglect, intentional abuse... 

Concert Review: The Drums energize crowds in Hollywood

Karla Rendon Editorial Director Brooklyn-based indie duo the Drums played a maximum-capacity show for 800 people at Amoeba’s in Hollywood on Tuesday in promotion of their new album, “Encyclopedia.” The stylish, dark clothed fans welcomed the Drums with a roaring applause followed by a few excited whistles as the group stepped on the tiny stage and immediately played their 2011 song “Days.” As... 
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