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Halloween in La Verne

Halloween in La Verne
Trick-or-treating brings the Suniga family from Pomona to Third Street in La Verne on Halloween. The family has been trick-or-treating in La Verne for several years. The houses on the street were decorated, and the House of Praise Church held their Harvest Festival on the corner of Third Street and F Street for all people to enjoy food and games. / photo by Sonora Hernandez Fatima Khawaja, age 3 from... 

LVTV brings ‘spooktacular’ fun

Liz Ortiz Metro Editor Mayor Don Kendrick, City Council Member Charlie Rosales, University President Devorah Lieberman and children dressed in their Halloween best appeared on LVTV’s live broadcast of the sixth annual Halloween Spooktacular Friday. Seniors Tanya Velazquez and Tyler Harrison hosted the broadcast, entertained the audience with Halloween-themed jokes and handed out candy to trick-or-treaters. “My... 

Pumpkin patch conjures fall fun

Pumpkin patch conjures fall fun
La Verne resident Eddie Parra drives a 1939 Case tractor Sunday at the La Verne Heritage Foundation pumpkin patch at Heritage Park. The annual pumpkin patch is filled with festive activities including a petting zoo and tractor rides. Case introduced the streamlined Flambeau Red Series in 1939 to include improvements in visibility, optional electrical starting and lighting. / photo by Amanda Duvall Children... 

These colors do run

These colors do run
Julie Ordoñez ambushes a friend with teal color during a dance party after completing the Color Run Saturday at the Fairplex. When crossing the finish line, participants were given one packet of color but could collect more from the stage by joining in dance competitions. “The Happiest 5K on the Planet” is an untimed race that promotes healthiness and happiness. Each “color runner” is sprayed... 

Gold Line tracks to Azusa completed

Russell R. Silva Staff Writer Builders, contractor, city officials and dozens of other community members showed up Saturday to celebrate the most recent Foothill Gold Line track extension to Azusa. The light rail will be available for commuters from Azusa in October 2015. City representatives said that more than 43,000 riders use the Gold Line every day. With the Azusa extension, they expect an additional... 

IVHS and assemblymen host Adoptoberfest

Hal Hargrave Staff Writer The Inland Valley Humane Society and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals brought love to the month of October with its Adoptoberfest event, which is providing families in the area an opportunity to adopt animals for free. Local assembly members Chris Holden, of Pasadena; Freddy Rodriguez, of Chino; and Roger Hernandez, of West Covina teamed up with the IVHS... 

Carter promotes unity at Roynon

Carter promotes unity at Roynon
La Verne’s J. Marion Roynon Elementary School announced the new assistant principal Tomeika Carter in October. Carter hopes to improve the school’s academic success. Carter shows support for her favorite baseball team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, with a bobblehead of outfielder Yasiel Puig. “I’m also a big Lakers fan, but it’s been tough to be one recently,” Carter said. / photo by Michael... 

Obama declares part of San Gabriel Mountains a national monument

Obama declares part of San Gabriel Mountains a national monument
President Barack Obama announces the designation a portion of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument Friday at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas. The designation of the San Gabriel National Monument is part of Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative and the first step in preserving, resorting and permanently protecting the only large-scale space available for Los Angeles... 

Oktoberfest brews up Bavarian fun

Oktoberfest brews up Bavarian fun
Debbie and Tom Ingalls from Der Fuuken Drunken Korps put money into the socks of Loren Marsteller at Oktoberfest on Saturday. The festival is held each October at the Fairplex in Pomona. Participants dance and participate in competitions such as stein holding, alphorn blowing and beer chugging throughout the festival. / photo by Sonora Hernandez Russell R. Silva Staff Writer Guests enjoyed beers and... 

Animal cruelty to be ‘A’ felony

Karla Rendon Editorial Director The FBI will increase the consequences of violent crimes against animals by reclassifying such crimes as  Group A felonies, FBI officials announced last month. This means that animal abuse will be considered a serious crime against society and stricter penalties will be enforced. The four categories for animal cruelty are simple or gross neglect, intentional abuse... 
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