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Five suspects in custody after allegedly trying to break into La Verne homes

Five suspects –  ­two adults and three juveniles – were taken into police custody Wednesday after allegedly attempting to break into and burglarize several La Verne homes, police said. The suspects were apprehended by police near Via de Mansion and Hickory Drive after leading police on a chase through the neighborhood, according to a La Verne Police Department news release. Police received a... 

Campus locked down overnight after armed robbery near Oaks

UPDATE (10:24 a.m.) — The person who was taken into custody last night was released after LVPD determined he was not linked to the incident, interim campus safety director Jeff Clark said in an emailed statement Tuesday. Police did not find the suspect and concluded the search after the lockdown, which lasted about an hour and 20 minutes, was lifted after 1 a.m., Clark said. The case is still under... 

College of Law could get full ABA accreditation by March

The University of La Verne College of Law was officially recommended for full accreditation by the American Bar Association, University officials announced Monday. The recommendation, which comes from the ABA Accreditation Committee, follows an 18-year struggle by the College of Law for full accreditation. The University Board of Trustees first decided to pursue ABA accreditation in 1988. “One of... 

University decides not to arm campus safety officers

Des Delgadillo News Editor Celene Vargas Arts Editor University of La Verne officials decided against campus safety officers being equipped with pepper spray or batons, after members of the community expressed concerns about the policy. Under the direction of Vice President of Facilities and Technology Clive Houston-Brown, administration decided on a policy to equip officers with defensive tools in... 

Tuition will likely increase for ’16-’17

Brooke Grasso Metro Editor Traditional undergraduate students at the University of La Verne are facing yet another tuition increase of around 3 percent-4 percent for the 2016-17 school year, Chief Financial Officer Avo Kechichian said. With the current proposal, students should expect an increase of $1,240 to $1,538, raising tuition from $38,560 to between $39,800 and $41,000 per year. A final decision... 

Region honors San Bernardino shooting victims

Region honors San Bernardino shooting victims
Alexandra De Leon Staff Writer Lauren Harchut Staff Writer Multiple candlelight vigils were held across Southern California Monday, giving citizens the opportunity to pay tribute to the lives lost at the Inland Regional Center during a terror attack Dec. 2. Families and friends attended the vigils lighting up the night by candle light as they sat in silence listening to speeches, songs and memories... 

Alumnus is first on scene at San Bernardino shooting

Alumnus is first on scene at San Bernardino shooting
University of La Verne alumnus Alex Vasquez, one of KNBC’s Inland Empire reporters, was the first journalist to arrive at the scene of the San Bernardino shooting Dec. 2 at the Inland Regional Center. The news van that Vasquez drives is the only one of its kind, with all-wheel drive. He says NBC gave him the van because he is ambitious and will go wherever he needs to get the story. / photo by Helen... 

Lecture envisions future of books

Lecture envisions future of books
Eight year partners in research, Librarian Erin Gratz and Associate Director of Learning Technology Nori Barajas-Murphy discuss eAuthoring in education during their lecture, “Faculty eAuthoring: A Taxonomy,” held in the President’s Dining Room Tuesday. Their research showed that e-textbooks authored by faculty could cost significantly less than traditional books. / photo by Terrence Lewis Arielle... 

Rupel is remembered for generosity

Cody Luk Online Editor Chris McMahan Staff Writer Former University of La Verne student, employee and Board of Trustees member Bev Rupel died Nov. 21 at the age of 78 from pulmonary fibrosis, a lung disease. She was a student at the University for two years, before meeting and marrying Milan Rupel. He helped build the Ben Hines Field and supported ULV baseball significantly prior to his death in... 

La Verne community honors Sela Hem at vigil

Emily Lau Editorial Director La Verne community members gathered Wednesday night in Mainiero Square for a vigil to remember Sela Hem, known and well-loved as the “Miss Donuts employee,” who died in a traffic accident Nov. 17. White candles were passed out and later lit one by one, and a moment of silence was held at the end of the vigil. The podium was then opened for all community members to... 
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