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Parks create dog-friendly territory

Parks create dog-friendly territory
John Giambalvo and his dog, Charlie, take a break at the Claremont Pooch Park as they wind down from a game of fetch. The leash-free park brings dogs from around the area together, welcoming all with free tennis balls and dog water fountains. / photo by Veronica Orozco Liz Ortiz Staff Writer Although three of the local dog parks – Baldy View Dog Park in Upland, Horsethief Canyon Dog Park in San... 

Wage increase gets low mark

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer In an informal survey of 15 students at the University of La Verne, 14 said they were not happy to hear that a new law to increase the state’s minimum wage would soon be in effect. Phase one of Assembly Bill 10, raising California’s minimum wage to $9 an hour, takes effect July 1. Phase two will take the state minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2016. “I would like to... 

Cal Poly hosts strawberry festival

Cal Poly hosts strawberry festival
Ontario resident Francis Rowlands added rubber to the outer rim of his four-wheel drive Massey-Harris general-purpose tractor to be able to drive it short distances on roads without tearing up the pavement. Rowlands bought the 1930s tractor in Missouri and had it shipped to California. He said it was the first model Massey-Harris made, but the company only sold for a few years because they were not... 

Museum highlights Ice Age fossils

Museum highlights Ice Age fossils
The Raymond Alf Museum of Paleontology in Claremont opened up for its monthly Family Day on Saturday. Families from all over came to look at the dinosaur and mammal fossils, listen to story time sessions, make dinosaur crafts and play in the interactive museum at the Webb Schools. The museum wanted to make learning fun and educational for children. / photo by Alison Rodriguez Erum Jaffrey Staff Writer The... 

Sheriff’s Roundup helps inform L.A. voters

Gabriela Krupa Staff Writer As the election for the next Los Angeles sheriff draws closer, Keeping the Good in Our Neighborhood organized the Sheriff’s Roundup Candidates Forum Monday evening in San Dimas. The event introduced voters to the candidates while allowing them to see where each candidate stood on issues affecting the department and their area. “At other forums, I see the same people... 

Pomona PD honors Law Enforcement Week

Erum Jaffrey Staff Writer The Pomona Police Department’s open house on Tuesday allowed the public the opportunity to take a look inside the department and see what day-to-day operations are like. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., curious visitors strolled in for guided tours of the department, led by police personnel. The event coincided with National Law Enforcement Week, which pays homage to officers who... 

Car and craft show raises money for athletics

Tyler Harrison Staff Writer Classic cars cruised over to Pomona Catholic High School last Sunday for the 13th annual car and craft show designed to raise money for the school’s athletic department. Because Pomona Catholic uses Damien High School’s athletic facilities, the event’s goal was to raise money for Pomona Catholic to begin to build their own facilities. The 50 cars on display were... 

5K run promotes healthy lifestyle

5K run promotes healthy lifestyle
Participants of the Cinco de Mayo Run begin the course on the horse racetrack of the Fairplex on Saturday. The course spanned 5K of the Fairplex grounds, ending back on the racetrack where the Mariachi Conservatory from Boyle Heights played and cold beer awaited runners. Each participant received a shirt before the run with the slogan “A Race Every Juan Can Run” on the back, and at the finish line,... 

Warbird tour lands at Brackett Field

Warbird tour lands at Brackett Field
Chuck Neilson talks on Monday about his experience flying a B-17 airplane on 35 missions when he was based out of Foggia, Italy. Brackett Field hosted the Wings of Freedom Tour from Monday through Thursday and displayed three planes from World War II. / photo by Keenan Gilson Tyler Harrison Staff Writer Planes from the past delighted guests at the Wings of Freedom Tour held at La Verne’s Brackett... 

Wine walk gives a taste of La Verne

Wine walk gives a taste of La Verne
Cheryl Himebauch, a San Dimas resident, and Nancy Burton, a La Verne resident, cheer to a good night in Gina T Home at the “Sip of La Verne” Wine Walk last Saturday. The wine tasting provided ticket holders with a map, 12 tasting tickets and a glass. Patrons chose from 23 businesses serving wine in downtown La Verne. Each stop provided food to complement their wine. Sanders Towing participated... 
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