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Lemon teaches kids to defend against bullies

Melissa Gasia Assistant Editor The Chozen Martial Arts Academy organized a bully proof seminar to teach children how to avoid confrontation and show courage against bullies May 14 in La Verne. “Our goal is to inspire kids in the community to stand up for themselves,” said Cory Lemon, program director and instructor. “We do not want them to get in trouble and hit anybody, but we want to teach... 

Health center offers help for stroke survivors

Celene Vargas Staff Writer Stroke survivors and their loved ones gathered to learn more about strokes and share experiences Saturday at the Pomona Valley Health Center for Stroke Awareness Day. The event was a day filled with preventative information, aftercare information and support. Steven Marquez, a Fontana resident, is a stroke survivor. He spoke before an audience of more than 50 people about... 

Car show funds San Dimas classes

The San Dimas High School Drama club performs “Route 66” at the second annual San Dimas High School Car Show on Saturday. Brooklyn Boyd, Miranda Rodriguez, Daniel Tubbs, Joshua Penny, Nikki Yates, Joe Oresman, Sean Goldsworthy and Austyn Haley pose for a selfie with a selfie stick during their performance. See story on page 3./ Photo by Bailey Maguire Brooke Grasso Staff Writer Car lovers cruised... 

A dance to remember

Sixto Cervera, 90, dances with Connie Weir to “La Bamba” performed by the Licata Brothers, Tony and Jimmy, at an ice cream social Saturday sponsored by Our Lady of Assumption in Claremont. Cervera is the grandfather of the Licatas and Weir is an organizer. The event raised funds for Christian and Muslim victims of Boko Haram in Nigeria. / photo by Daniel Torres  Read More →

Families enjoy carnival fun at OLA

Charolotte Gambino, accompanied by friend Payton Diecidue and her sister Isabella, waves to her family as they whirl around on a traditional spinning carnival ride Saturday. Families enjoyed rides and games Friday, Thursday and Friday at the 68th annual Our Lady of the Assumption Fiesta in Claremont. The fiesta brings more than 15,000 community members together for family fun, while raising money for... 

La Verne avoids brush fires with goats, sheep

La Verne avoids brush fires with goats, sheep
Timothy Amerson inspects a 2-day-old goat near Marshall Canyon in La Verne on Tuesday. Amerson, who is employed by the La Verne Land Conservancy, is working with more than 100 goats and sheep to clear dry brush near homes in the La Verne foothills. They’ve already cleared nine acres. Amerson’s job involves caring for the animals, keeping them safe from predators, and making sure they don’t wander... 

Teams raise funds to fight cancer

Teams raise funds to fight cancer
Callie Thomason, 3, gets her face painted as a fairy princess by Penelope the Clown during Relay For Life Saturday at Claremont High School. Penelope was a part of Team Stillwell, participating for a second year. The team was formed by University of La Verne employees in memory of former Director of Special Projects, Judith Stillwell, who died of brain cancer in 2014. / photo by Jolene Nacapuy Michaela... 

Bands open concert series with classic covers

Bands open concert series with classic covers
Lead singer of the Fab 8 Hai Muradion performs at the Claremont Village Square Public Plaza for the first concert of Claremont’s Friday Nights Live. The Fab 8 covers songs by the Beatles. Friday Nights Live will run through Oct. 30 with various bands performing at three different locations in Claremont. / photo by Michelle Leon Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor Claremont residents and visitors gathered for... 

Runners escape undead surprises

Runners escape undead surprises
Edward Garcia, Claremont resident, chases down runners in the Dead Garden Run Saturday at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Each runner was given flag-football belts and ran from zombies hiding throughout the course. Garcia created a zombie twin for himself that sat on a bench nearby. This was his second year participating. / photo by Helen Arase Brooke Grasso Staff Writer More than 1,000 residents... 

Program puts ‘brakes’ on unsafe teen driving

Melissa Gasia Assistant Editor The nonprofit teen advanced driving school Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe, or BRAKES, raised awareness about safe driving and provided teenage drivers with advanced training at a controlled environment Saturday and Sunday at the Fairplex. BRAKES provides a four-hour hands-on defensive driving course for new teenage drivers ages 15 to 19. “I came to get better... 
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