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University hosts cardboard city

University hosts cardboard city
Robert Guzman, a Damien High School student, sleeps outside in a cardboard box for Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity to raise awareness of the homeless. The event was hosted by the University of La Verne and held in the South Quad from Saturday night to Sunday morning. Volunteers from the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority began setting up their communities at 6 p.m. and helped monitor the students participating... 

Unique fair finds

Unique fair finds
Thomas Stricklin has been a Coca-Cola memorabilia collector since his sister gave him a painted Coke bottle as a vase before he went to college in 1969. He displays his collection at the Collectors’ Fair in downtown Pomona on Saturday. / photo by Celine Dehban  Read More →

First Person Experience: Circus workout more than clowning around

<i>First Person Experience</i>: Circus workout more than clowning around
International Polytechnic High School sophomore Victoria Nakai enjoys the circus aerobics class at Pilates Studio M in Claremont for her third time. / photo by Stephanie Ball Hayley Hulin Staff Writer Now more than ever people look for fun and intensive workouts that keep their interest but are also effective. I am one of those people, and in my search I was presented the opportunity to take a circus... 

Church of the Brethren feeds ULV

Church of the Brethren feeds ULV
Alumnus Rugere DePartee, class of 1974, prepares pasta for University of La Verne students at the La Verne Church of the Brethren’s free dinner Sept. 17. DePartee and several other La Verne alumni prepared several large pans to feed all students who came to eat that evening. Many members of the football team arrived late, making the kitchen workers hustle. / photo by Helen Arase  Read More →

Community News: New app keeps citizens updated

Kellie Galentine Staff Writer The Operation Predator iPhone app was released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to allow users to send anonymous tips and get news updates about sexual predators via mobile phone. The app will allow users to track information and arrests involving sexual predators in an attempt to catch predators in a more efficient manner. The Operation Predator app will... 

Friends, ferns and flora find home

Friends, ferns and flora find home
One of more than 200 volunteers at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Cindy Walkenbatch leads a tour around the 86 acre garden. Walkenbatch has volunteered at the garden for the last four years, and has served as a Nature Interpreter for a year. The garden is home to California native plants such as this California Coastal Redwood with one of the smallest seed cones. / photo by Jasmin Miranda Cody... 

Californian campaign delivers checkpoints

Hayley Hulin Staff Writer The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrested more than 2,000 people at DUI checkpoints leading to Labor Day. This has prompted the Sheriff’s Department and La Verne Police department to apply for more checkpoint grants. These checkpoints are part of California’s “Avoid DUI Campaign” which started in 1973 and target specific holidays and special events throughout... 

Pooch Park pulls in community

Pooch Park pulls in community
Morelli, 4, was formerly named Cupcake. His owners wanted a female but discovered male dogs were friendlier. He has visited the Claremont Pooch Park for nearly three years. His owners, Cherie and Alan Carlisle are residents of the Mt. San Antonio Gardens in Pomona. / photo by Uyen Bui Hayley Hulin Staff Writer The Claremont Pooch Park has become a hotspot for dog owners of all ages and backgrounds... 

Community News: City surpasses recycling mandate

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer As California increases its waste diversion quota, La Verne’s business and residential community are emphasizing recycling. Passed in 2012, Assembly Bill 341 called for California to raise its waste diversion rate to 75 percent by the year 2020, a 25 percent increase from the past state quota established by AB 939 in 1989. One way to help meet that new goal is to encourage... 

Butterflies flying free

Butterflies flying free
Riley Cline takes a closer look at a few butterflies Sunday at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden’s Butterfly Pavilion. The exhibit runs May 11 to June 28 and features butterflies native to California as well as caterpillars and cocooned butterflies at various stages of growth. The exhibit is enclosed and allows visitors to walk among the insects. / photo by Chelsea Knight  Read More →
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