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Groups lend helping hands to city

Volunteers Natalie Mendoza and Amber Lopez help paint the School of Art and Enterprise in Pomona Saturday. This was one of the nine volunteer activities that started at 8 a.m., as part of Pomona Beautification Day. The event was designed to bring volunteers of all ages to help local organizations with their various city projects. Those helping out at the School of Arts and Enterprise painted doors... 

Wine walk shares local taste with community

Generations Antiques co-owner Carrie Leeper and friend Tracy Tyra serve sparkling wine in the back room of the store in downtown La Verne Saturday during Sip of La Verne Old Town Wine Walk. Leeper and Tyra served Spanish Sparkling Cava and Almond Sparkling to complement the 679 strawberries they hand-dipped in chocolate and cheese and crackers. This is the third year in a row they have served sparkling... 

Classic car fans revel in nostalgia

James Skalicky, owner of an early Ford Model T and professor of psychology at Citrus College, discusses the car with fellow car enthusiast Bob Shears, a University of La Verne alumnus and middle school teacher in the San Gabriel Valley. Classic cars from all eras lined C and D streets Saturday for the Cool Cruise Car Show in downtown La Verne. / photo by Daniel Torres Chris McMahan Staff Writer From... 

Claremont springs into Easter with festivities

Ashlyn Connolly, 4, participates in her second egg hunt, but the first by herself, during Claremont’s Spring Celebration Saturday in Memorial Park. Connolly found eight eggs in the 5-7 age group designated area. / photo by Helen Arase Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor The City of Claremont kicked off Easter weekend at Claremont’s annual spring celebration Saturday at Memorial Park. Volunteers from... 

Plant enthusiasts give ‘sage’ advice

Abe Sanchez makes pancakes using mesquite flower and sage leaves at the California Native Sage Festival at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont. Sanchez states that mesquite helped Native Americans survive because it has a high nutritional value. Sanchez is part of a group known as the Chia Café. They attend different festivals to do cooking demonstrations of California native foods that... 

Library promotes literacy with fun

Melissa Gasia Assistant Editor Families experienced a fun-filled day of crafts, learning, games, story-telling and musical performances at the fourth annual Children’s Book Festival Saturday at the Claremont Public Library. The Friends of the Claremont Library sponsored the event, which had a theme of 101 Dalmatians. “Our event is titled 101 Dalmatians because it’s the 101st birthday of our... 

Collectors reclaim memories at Antique Row

Michaela Bulkley Staff Writer Fourteen antique stores and more than 100 vendors showcased and sold their valuable antiques and collectibles Saturday at the Antique Row Collectors Street Faire in Downtown Pomona. Antique Row holds the Street Faire on the last Saturday of every other month to bring vendors and treasure hunters to this hub of collectibles to find nostalgia in items and people alike. “I... 

Car show brings back classics

Jerry Maldonado and Diana DeOrio take cover from the heat in a renovated 1946 teardrop trailer, while owner Diamond Williams explains the history of teardrops and how he acquired it for $45 in 1977. Williams completed the restoration himself, allowing the teardrop to be self-sustainable with solar panels and water tanks. Saturday’s Auto Tech Car Show at Bonita High School’s student parking lot... 

Festival praises pastries on Pi Day

Nine-year-old Daniel Lucero from Pomona comes up from his pie for a moment to eye his competition in the pie eating contest for the 7-10 age group at the third annual Claremont Village Pie Festival March 14. Lucero won the contest. This was his family’s first time attending the festival and his first time in any sort of eating competition. / photo by Celine Dehban Families and community members came... 

Runners embrace colors for cause

Theresa Vasquez, a Los Angeles resident, braces herself for the color dust filled cannons aimed at the crowd during the Graffiti Party. This is her first time attending the Graffiti Run at the Fairplex, having been invited by a friend. The Graffiti Run: The Colorful 5K organization offers its events to people of all ages and states that a portion of its earnings is donated to a variety of local causes... 
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