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Community News: Claremont warns residents of crime increase

Veronica Sepulveda Metro Editor The Claremont Chamber of Commerce hosted a presentation “Take a Bite Out of Crime” Wednesday for the Claremont Police Department to inform business owners of some ways to secure their businesses. Crime alerts have been sent to the email inboxes of Claremont business owners due to recent crime increases in Claremont. “The Chamber is very proud to put on this event... 

Community News: Flea market offers vintage treasures

Monica Dien Staff Writer A sea of treasure lined floors, filled tables and goods dangled from canopies at the Rose Bowl Flea Market last Sunday. Shoppers flocked by the thousands to visit what has become known as “The Greatest Flea Market on Earth.” Known for its array of timeless and antique items, the market houses everything from handmade art, vintage clothing and shoes, intricate jewelry, to... 

Community News: Garden benefits community

Monique Parra Staff Writer From feeding neighbors from a single seed to now feeding over 6,000 people each month, Sowing Seeds for Life provides groceries twice a month to families who live in Los Angeles County between downtown Los Angeles and Claremont. Sowing Seeds for Life, a non-profit organization, began in 2007 when Vicki Brown, CEO of DPI Labs, decided she wanted to give back to her community. Starting... 

Community News: Sipping through La Verne

<i>Community News</i>: Sipping through La Verne
House of Wings sous-chef Justin Renauld offers Susanne St. Pierre and Toni Carone a selection of specialty wings to sample at the La Verne Wine Walk Saturday. The event brought in eight live bands to downtown La Verne, along with wine tasting, street artists and sample platters from local restaurants. The event sold out with more than 600 participants. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Elsie Ramos Sports... 

Community News: LV residents participate in 22nd Citizen’s Academy class

Candice Nuñez Staff Writer The La Verne Police Department is sponsoring a 10-week educational program that offers community members unique insight into life on the police force. For the 22nd Citizen’s Academy class, approximately 22 community members, including some students, attend a weekly Wednesday night class designed to enhance community awareness of the various police department functions. “I... 

Community News: Farmers market returns to downtown La Verne

<i>Community News</i>: Farmers market returns to downtown La Verne
Junior international business major Jennifer Valencia and sophomore athletic training major Stephanie Mendoza stop to check out a booth selling hand crafted wristbands and hair ties at the farmers market April 4. On Thursday nights in downtown La Verne, local food and craft venders come together and set up booths from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. / photo by Ryan Gann Veronica Sepulveda Metro Editor After a three-month... 

Community News: Downtown La Verne takes a Cool Cruise

<i>Community News</i>: Downtown La Verne takes a Cool Cruise
Downtown La Verne was host to its annual Cool Cruise Car Show Saturday where car enthusiasts from across Southern California showcased their classic cars. Bruce Weeks and James Hammond of Hammond Racing displayed “April’s Dream,” a dragster that has seen more than 10 years of racing experience. / photo by Christopher Mora Kristina Bugante Staff Writer A ’62 VW Bus, a ’56 Ford Thunderbird... 

Community News: Families join community in egg hunt tradition

Monique Parra Staff Writer La Verne residents joined together to take part in the annual Easter egg hunt early Saturday in Emerald Park and Pelota Park. Hundreds watched as children, ages 1-12, stood anxiously at the red line waiting to snatch one of the 2,000 Easter eggs that were scattered across the grass. “It was a nice day for such a wonderful tradition that so many participated in,” Dick... 

Community News: Bonita High expo promotes health

<i>Community News</i>: Bonita High expo promotes health
Local residents Daanyaal Kumar and Hayley Blockinger enjoy hula hoops during the La Verne Health and Fitness Expo, held at Bonita High School March 16. The event offered health screenings, fitness workshops, vaccines and other services from 48 vendors. / photo by Chelsea Knight Monique Parra Staff Writer Free massages, samples and workshops drew in many people to La Verne’s Family Health and Fitness... 

Community News: Davis’ speech in league of its own

Sydney Daly-Weber Staff Writer Actress and activist Geena Davis spoke about women’s presence in the media at Scripps College in Claremont last week. The entire Garrison Theatre was packed with people eager to hear Davis’ presentation. Since the age of 3, Davis said she knew she wanted to be an actor. She refers to herself as an actor and not an actress because the dictionary definition of the word... 
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