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Gold Line tracks to Azusa completed

Russell R. Silva Staff Writer Builders, contractor, city officials and dozens of other community members showed up Saturday to celebrate the most recent Foothill Gold Line track extension to Azusa. The light rail will be available for commuters from Azusa in October 2015. City representatives said that more than 43,000 riders use the Gold Line every day. With the Azusa extension, they expect an additional... 

IVHS and assemblymen host Adoptoberfest

Hal Hargrave Staff Writer The Inland Valley Humane Society and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals brought love to the month of October with its Adoptoberfest event, which is providing families in the area an opportunity to adopt animals for free. Local assembly members Chris Holden, of Pasadena; Freddy Rodriguez, of Chino; and Roger Hernandez, of West Covina teamed up with the IVHS... 

Carter promotes unity at Roynon

Carter promotes unity at Roynon
La Verne’s J. Marion Roynon Elementary School announced the new assistant principal Tomeika Carter in October. Carter hopes to improve the school’s academic success. Carter shows support for her favorite baseball team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, with a bobblehead of outfielder Yasiel Puig. “I’m also a big Lakers fan, but it’s been tough to be one recently,” Carter said. / photo by Michael... 

Obama declares part of San Gabriel Mountains a national monument

Obama declares part of San Gabriel Mountains a national monument
President Barack Obama announces the designation a portion of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument Friday at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas. The designation of the San Gabriel National Monument is part of Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative and the first step in preserving, resorting and permanently protecting the only large-scale space available for Los Angeles... 

Oktoberfest brews up Bavarian fun

Oktoberfest brews up Bavarian fun
Debbie and Tom Ingalls from Der Fuuken Drunken Korps put money into the socks of Loren Marsteller at Oktoberfest on Saturday. The festival is held each October at the Fairplex in Pomona. Participants dance and participate in competitions such as stein holding, alphorn blowing and beer chugging throughout the festival. / photo by Sonora Hernandez Russell R. Silva Staff Writer Guests enjoyed beers and... 

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... 

Community comes out for Adoptoberfest

Community comes out for Adoptoberfest
Within the first 90 minutes of the first annual Adoptoberfest hosted by The Inland Valley Humane Society, 20 animals had been adopted. With the amount of positive feedback the event was getting in the first couple of hours, the IVHS Board of directors declared the rest of October, Adoptoberfest. Present at this event was State Assembly member Freddie Rodriguez of District 52 accompanied by his wife,... 

Claremont reveals haunted history

Claremont reveals haunted history
Chuck Ketter tells a story of a ghost named Walter, who haunts the Mabel Shaw Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College, during the second annual Ghost Walk Saturday in Claremont. Walter helped build the auditorium in the 1930s. One day, he fainted while working in the auditorium’s rafters and fell to his death. Ketter says Walter never left the theater because he was proud of his work. / photo by Megan... 

Holden delivers state of the state address

Holden delivers state of the state address
Assembly member Chris Holden delivered a state of the state address for the La Verne City Council meeting on Tuesday. Holden shared information on the California drought, the massage therapy act signed by Governor Jerry Brown and kitchen grease theft. Holden and La Verne city council members praised Gov. Jerry Brown’s massage therapy act because it would penalize sex offenders. / photo by Michael... 

La Verne Police and Fire focus on public safety

La Verne Police and Fire focus on public safety
Dave Monday, a firefighter from New York’s Engine Rescue 5, tells San Dimas and La Verne residents Lupe Arellano, Sandra Mendez, Roman Mendez and Karina Mendez the heartbreaking story of a 9/11 fire engine Saturday during the La Verne Police and Fire Departments’ public safety open house. Out of 14 crew members on the engine, there was only one survivor, Bill Spade. / photo by Megan Peralez Melissa... 
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