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Be Perfect Foundation raises $300K

Be Perfect Foundation raises $300K
Better Life Mobility representative Lena Abusham thanks senior Hal Hargrave for his efforts at the sixth annual Be Perfect fund raising event Saturday. Be Perfect founder Hargrave brought together friends and foundaton members to raise money for spinal cord injury victims who cannot afford ongoing physical therapy. Hargrave started the foundation in 2007 when his friend was not able to continue receiving... 

Activists celebrate Wilderness Act

Emily Lau Staff Writer Environment enthusiasts and federal wilderness agencies celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act by providing information about wilderness awareness at the Wilderness Fair and participating in the Walk for the Wild at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont on Saturday. The botanic garden and California Wilderness Coalition collaborated along with some federal... 

Collectors purchase vintage treasures at Faire

Erum Jaffrey Assistant Editor A plethora of all things vintage and historical were for sale at the Antique Row Collectors Street Faire in downtown Pomona. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, vendors, collectors and shoppers bought and sold antiques and collectibles dating back to the early 1800s. “I’ve been selling antiques for over 40 years,” Diamond Bar resident Cornita Allen said. Allen was selling... 

Foothill Transit debuts electric bus

Melissa Gasia Staff Writer Foothill Transit launched its zero emissions fast-charge electric bus line, Line 291, that travels between Pomona and La Verne, Sept. 27 at the Pomona Transit Center. “It charges at the docking station in under 10 minutes and I don’t know about you but my cellphone doesn’t charge that fast,” said Felicia Friesema, Foothill Transit director of marketing... 

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 →
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