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Library promotes literacy with fun

Melissa Gasia Assistant Editor Families experienced a fun-filled day of crafts, learning, games, story-telling and musical performances at the fourth annual Children’s Book Festival Saturday at the Claremont Public Library. The Friends of the Claremont Library sponsored the event, which had a theme of 101 Dalmatians. “Our event is titled 101 Dalmatians because it’s the 101st birthday of our... 

Collectors reclaim memories at Antique Row

Michaela Bulkley Staff Writer Fourteen antique stores and more than 100 vendors showcased and sold their valuable antiques and collectibles Saturday at the Antique Row Collectors Street Faire in Downtown Pomona. Antique Row holds the Street Faire on the last Saturday of every other month to bring vendors and treasure hunters to this hub of collectibles to find nostalgia in items and people alike. “I... 

Car show brings back classics

Jerry Maldonado and Diana DeOrio take cover from the heat in a renovated 1946 teardrop trailer, while owner Diamond Williams explains the history of teardrops and how he acquired it for $45 in 1977. Williams completed the restoration himself, allowing the teardrop to be self-sustainable with solar panels and water tanks. Saturday’s Auto Tech Car Show at Bonita High School’s student parking lot... 

Festival praises pastries on Pi Day

Nine-year-old Daniel Lucero from Pomona comes up from his pie for a moment to eye his competition in the pie eating contest for the 7-10 age group at the third annual Claremont Village Pie Festival March 14. Lucero won the contest. This was his family’s first time attending the festival and his first time in any sort of eating competition. / photo by Celine Dehban Families and community members came... 

Runners embrace colors for cause

Theresa Vasquez, a Los Angeles resident, braces herself for the color dust filled cannons aimed at the crowd during the Graffiti Party. This is her first time attending the Graffiti Run at the Fairplex, having been invited by a friend. The Graffiti Run: The Colorful 5K organization offers its events to people of all ages and states that a portion of its earnings is donated to a variety of local causes... 

Gardeners take a walk on the ‘wildflower’ side

Celene Vargas Staff Writer The Weekend Wildflower Walks at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden takes guests through its garden to experience the beauty of California native wild plants and learn more about their historic uses. Dawn Thielo, a volunteer for 30 years, led a tour group of about 20 guests on March 22. She interacted with kids and adults, taught them about how Native Americans used some... 

Mentors create safe haven for girls in Pomona

Deonah Cendejas Staff Writer The University of La Verne’s Shades of Essence fosters motivation and support for young girls at its Beautiful Butterflies mentoring program every Wednesday at Pomona High School. The club promotes diversity and mentors young girls. Shades of Essence is a multicultural club for empowering women and embracing women’s various cultural backgrounds, said D’nae Lewis,... 

Cultural fair honors Irish heritage

Cultural fair honors Irish heritage
Swordsman Sir Jason Houlihan engages in battle on his horse, Shadow, at the Fairplex’s Celtic Faire Saturday. Imperial Knights is a live medieval stunt show that travels internationally. Houlihan has been a part of the Imperial Knights for seven years. The group also teaches the importance of chivalry and the dangers of drugs at schools and Renaissance fairs./ photo by Celine Dehban Brooke Grasso ... 

City elects new councilman, mayor wins unopposed

Mary Castillo, a volunteer at Lighthouse Baptist Church, helps residents finish casting their ballots for the city of La Verne General Municipal Election on Tuesday. After voters put their ballots into the designated drop box Castillo gave them a receipt and an official “I Voted” sticker. / photo by Sara Flores Chris McMahan Staff Writer Tim Hepburn and Charlie Rosales won the two city council... 

Liu urges reform for helmet law

Al Clark, professor of humanities, rides his bike to work daily. Clark said he believes that the proposed state law to require all bike riders to wear helmets is a good idea because of the dangers for cyclists sharing the road with cars. Clark said all cyclists should be required to wear a helmet because both drivers and cyclists “drive crazily” and many fail to signal./ photo by Jerri White Brooke... 
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