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Sports Clips gives support to veterans

Lauren Harchut Staff Writer The La Verne Sports Clips is one of many locations that has partnered with the Veterans of Foreign Wars to help veterans and service members make the transition back into civilian life, through their Help A Hero program. In 2013, the Sports Clips chain began working with the VFW to create the national Help A Hero campaign and has raised $1.2 million since. The program helps... 

Residents turn trash into treasure

Residents turn trash into treasure
Volunteers from Diamond Bar High School – Joshua Pei, Kevin Tso, and Allan Peh – sort through donations along with Eduardo Garcia after the Community Yard Sale at Bonita High School Saturday. After the sale ended the volunteers asked vendors for donations to go to the Pomona Valley chapter of Habitat For Humanity to help with home restoration and construction. / photo by Daniel Torres Lauren Harchut ... 

Claremont ventures out for Halloween event

Claremont ventures out for Halloween event
Rayma Brancati, a veteran face painter and hair stylist, carefully decorates Lestat Saenz’s face at the Claremont Village Venture Arts and Crafts Faire Saturday. The fair aimed to showcase the community’s Halloween spirit and give Village business owners an opportunity to promote themselves. They also gave out samples at their booths. / photo by Gabriel De Alba Arielle Torrez Staff Writer Children,... 

Planet Rehab fights for environmental awareness

Planet Rehab fights for environmental awareness
Gary Mitchell feeds his goats Gaia and Calliope carrots, one of their favorite vegetables, at Planet Rehab in San Dimas. Mitchell started the sanctuary in 2002, in hopes of educating people about how the environment is affecting the animals. Mitchell now has over 350 different animals in his backyard, including ducks from China to birds from Australia. / photo by Jolene Nacapuy Brooke Grasso Metro... 

Local authors share their works with families

Kaila Williams Staff Writer Readers and writers alike gathered Sunday for the La Verne Writers Group’s second annual Afternoon with Local Authors at the La Verne Community Center. Attendees enjoyed refreshments and listened to the authors share excerpts from their books as if it was one big story time. The authors shared children’s books, young adult fiction, action-adventure, historical fiction,... 

Pumpkins spice up local park for Halloween

Pumpkins spice up local park for Halloween
West Covina High School junior Tristan Villar stocks pumpkins at the Harvest Pumpkin Patch at Heritage Park in La Verne. Since 1989, the La Verne Heritage Foundation has presented the annual pumpkin patch. Heritage Park is located east of Wheeler Avenue on Via De Mansion. The pumpkin patch is open weekdays, 4 – 8 p.m., and weekends, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., until Oct. 30. / photo by Noel Cabrera Arielle... 

La Verne gets a taste of fine wine

La Verne gets a taste of fine wine
Arun Tolia, chairman of the board of the La Verne Chamber of Commerce, accepts a taste of wine from sommelier Christine Charland from Jerry D. Mead’s New World International Wine Competition at the 16th annual Taste of La Verne Food and Wine Festival Friday at the Sheraton Fairplex Con­ference Center in Pomona. The festival is a chance for businesses in La Verne, as well as Claremont and Pomona... 

Group marches against Monsanto

Celene Vargas Arts Editor A group of about 20 peaceful protesters marched Saturday in Pacific Palisades to show their disapproval of Monsanto and the recent passing of the California Seed Bill that prohibits anyone from sharing seeds past a three-mile radius from their source. “Large agricultural firms are doing what American firms do, which is to get a greater market share,” said University... 

Pomona book festival honors reading

Pomona book festival honors reading
Storyteller Adrienne Riley, as her character Granny Goodbook, reminds children to maintain good reading habits, Saturday at the Pomona Civic Center. As Granny Goodbook, Riley performs as a grandmother who promotes literacy and reads children books at the library. A group of children gathered around her as she started her act, which was the first at Pomona Reads!, a celebration of children’s literacy,... 

Spaghetti Eddie’s celebrates 30 years

Brooke Grasso Metro Editor Lines were out the door and the smell of Italian food filled the parking lot where Spaghetti Eddie’s in Glendora celebrated its 30th year of business Monday. The anniversary celebration included a ribbon cutting, spaghetti-eating contests and lowered prices, some by more than 50 percent. In 1985 Eddie Inglese and Jim Hermanson opened the Italian restaurant with only three... 
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