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Minimum wage hike hard for La Verne shops

Alejandra Aguilar Assistant Editor Recent national polls suggest that a majority of small business owners support increased minimum wages, but a few downtown La Verne business owners are saying otherwise. On July 1, California became one of four states to increase its minimum wage to $9 per hour or higher statewide, though some individual cities across the country have increased their minimum wage... 

Fair vendors offer unique trinkets

Fair vendors offer unique trinkets
Glendora based company eGood, represented by Ryan Cathey and Zack Swire, finds creative ways to attract children at the Los Angeles County Fair on Sunday. They give away eGood merchandise and candy as prizes for a bean bag toss. This is eGood’s first time at the Fair. The company is a startup whose mission is to make donating to charities and nonprofits easy and accessible for businesses and their... 

Jimmy John’s makes its way to the West Coast

Joshua Casey Staff Writer Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches opened in La Verne, and so far the business has been a success. “Business is great,” Lee Dilworth, Jimmy John’s restaurant manager, said. “Lines have been out the door ever since we opened.” Jimmy John’s, a franchised sandwich restaurant chain that prides itself on delivery, was first founded by Jimmy John Liautaud in 1983 and... 

LACF animals prove to be a breed of their own

LACF animals prove to be a breed of their own
For $3 visitors can buy livestock feed pellets in paper cups at the Los Angeles County Fair. Cal Poly Pomona student Marcella Mendieta of Upland feeds the sheep at the petting zoo. These animals were selected for the attraction due to their lack of top teeth, making them safer to feed. The sheep, goats and cows can be found in the farm section. The Fair is open Wednesdays through Sundays until Sept.... 

Crowd pours over Village Wine Walk

Crowd pours over Village Wine Walk
Ray Riojas, owner of Rio de Ojas gift shop, pours a glass of Chatel ‘buis Pinot Noir for patrons at the thirteenth annual Claremont Vintage Village Wine Walk on Saturday, Sept. 19. Rio de Ojas was one of 38 Village businesses serving wine during the event. The participating businesses chose their wine selections for the event. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local non-profit organizations... 

Golfing for HEROES

Golfing for HEROES
La Verne alumnus Joel Harworth tees off while Russel Domingo, Domingo Marquez and Jerald Jones watch. The fourth annual HEROES golf tournament was held earlier this month at the Via Verde Country Club in San Dimas. The event put on by HEROES, which stands for Helping Establish a Remembrance of Every Service, also featured food stands and other activities. / photo by Sonora Hernandez  Read More →

West Nile virus goes local

Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District identified West Nile virus on Aug. 12 in La Verne. Mosquito traps were placed in Golden Hills Wilderness Park and tested positive for the virus. The virus is transmitted from the bite of infected mosquitos, which originally become infected after biting diseased birds. “We have had a light year with West Nile... 

Beer fest brews fun flavors

Beer fest brews fun flavors
Kevin Caracno, Isaac Jaurigue and Alex Rodriguez get a taste of Hollywood Blonde beer from the Great Beer Company at the California Beer Festival in Bonelli Park on Saturday. Pretzel necklaces were the portable bar snacks of the day, but vendors were selling everything that compliments the beverages from garlic fries to sliders. / photo by Helen Arase Russell R. Silva Staff Writer The smell of tacos... 

Fair food flambés guests’ appetites

Fair food flambés guests’ appetites
Mt. San Antonio College student Pricilla Hernandez of Covina said she attends the Fair frequently with her cousin to order her favorite meal: fried onion rings and zucchini with ranch dressing and lemonade from “Backyard Dog Village.” The Los Angeles County Fair is known for its variety of deep fried food, including a variety of fried vegetarian fare. / photo by Amanda Duvall Liz Ortiz Metro... 

Fair mixes new and old traditions

Fair mixes new and old traditions
Children each paid $2 to ride the rainbow inspired Euro Slide at the Los Angeles County Fair on Labor Day. The annual Fairplex event opened last weekend and will remain open until Sept. 28. The fair also opened three new exhibits for the 2014 season. / photo by Michael Saakyan Alyssa Navarro Staff Writer Crowds of people entered the gates of the Pomona Fairplex on Friday to take part in opening day... 
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