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San Dimas celebrates the season

San Dimas celebrates the season
Gisele Daniels, 10, is the first of 10 dancers from the Shooting Stars dance team to perform at the Prancer and Dancers Parade of Stars Saturday in San Dimas. The city’s Holiday Extravaganza was sponsored by Lori Alzarez and Team, featuring arts and crafts booths, sledding, and sleigh rides and took place between Bonita Avenue and First Street in downtown San Dimas. / photo by Nanor Zinzalian  Read More →

City manager hires new assistant

City manager hires new assistant
Selected from a field of 60 candidates, Teri Baker was chosen to undertake the position as assistant to the La Verne City Manager, Bob Russi, succeeding Jeannette Vagnozzi. Baker is an alumna of the University of Redlands and Cal State San Bernardino. Baker started her first day at the city of La Verne Nov. 16. She has worked for the cities of San Bernardino and Huntington Beach. / photo by Chelsey... 

Christmas carols deliver cheer to Claremont

Christmas carols deliver cheer to Claremont
Carolers Don Lucas, Wendee Bresee, Afton Hedley, and Eddie Eng walk around the Claremont Village on Dec. 4, singing Christmas carols to people attending the Village Holiday Promenade. People from the local area attended the holiday event at the Claremont Depot to watch local bands perform and participate in a holiday toy drive. Attendees were also able to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at City Hall... 

La Verne continues holiday traditions

La Verne continues holiday traditions
Mayor Don Kendrick speaks to a crowd of La Verne residents following the eighth annual Christmas tree lighting in Mainiero Square Saturday. / photo by Daniel Torres Alexandra de Leon Staff Writer Old Town La Verne got into the festive spirit of the holidays Saturday in Mainiero Square for its eighth annual Christmas tree lighting and holiday open house. Traditions such as taking photos with Santa,... 

Residents cruise into the holidays

Residents cruise into the holidays
West Covina resident Barry Troup prepares his 1965 Pontiac GTO for judging at the Cruzin’ La Verne Holiday Car Show Nov. 28 in Old Town La Verne. Troup first used his car for casual driving around town when he bought it in 1965, but he later repurposed it for drag races in 1994. The car features a V8 tri-power engine with a four-speed transmission. / photo by Emily Lau Lauren Harchut Staff Writer Hundreds... 

Dinner dance provides Roaring ’20s flashback

Dinner dance provides Roaring ’20s flashback
Walnut residents Lisa and David Oh put their 15 years of dance lessons to the test at the Senior Dinner Dance Extravaganza held Sunday at the La Verne Community Center. The couple has been together for more than 48 years and took up dancing as a hobby. They practice several types of dances, including tango, waltz, foxtrot, West Coast swing and samba. /photo by Noel Cabrera Lauren Harchut Staff Writer The... 

La Verne gathers to celebrate Veterans

Brooke Grasso Metro Editor The Veterans Memorial stands tall and proud on the corner of Bonita and Wheeler avenues, just as veterans and active service members did Wednesday as community members applauded them for their courage at the City of La Verne’s Veterans Day ceremony. “You have given us security, you have given us prosperity and you have given us the greatest nation on Earth,” Maj. Duc... 

Foxglen hosts community boutique

Emily Lau Editorial Director Colorful canopies and white tables decorated Kim Salce’s front lawn as neighbors and community members bought and sold homemade trinkets at the Fall/Winter Neighborhood Boutique Saturday on Canyon View Drive in the small residential area of Foxglen La Verne. Eighteen local vendors showcased their products, including knitted goods, beauty products and jewelry, at the boutique... 

Presentation highlights La Verne’s past

Presentation highlights La Verne’s past
Professor and Librarian Emeritus Marlin Heckman gives a detailed timeline of how Lordsburg Hotel transitioned to University of La Verne at “The Lordsburg Hotel: Its Rise and Demise,” a presentation sponsored by the La Verne Historical Society. Old photographs of the hotel from the 1800s, newspaper clippings, and Heckman’s book, “Lordsburg and La Verne,” were on display for guests to look... 

La Verne hiking group treks trails

Brooke Grasso Metro Editor A close-knit club of early risers began hiking together in 1995 and has been traveling to hiking destinations near and far six days a week ever since. In 1995 La Verne resident Phyllis Helm discovered the city of La Verne did not have a true hiking club, so she started a group dedicated to hiking trails and paths in beautiful places. Phyllis started the group as the Women’s... 
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