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San Dimas festival celebrates Western history

San Dimas festival celebrates Western history
Tab Hildreth of Gunnison, Colorado, rides Holy Hoppin’ Hell out of the gates and up the scoreboard Sunday, staying on the horse long just enough to reach the other side of the field. Nearly 600 people were in attendance at the San Dimas Western Days Rodeo put on by the San Dimas Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 3-4 in downtown San Dimas. / photo by Ben Camacho Arielle Torrez Staff Writer The San Dimas... 

Alumna offers math intervention

Third grader Jayden Finister reviews his number rounding exercise with math intervention teacher Alyssa Lopez Tuesday at Roynon Elementary School. This is Lopez’s first year teaching at Roynon, where she helps third- to fifth-grade students in math. She graduated from the University of La Verne with a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies in 2013 and a master’s in education in 2015. / photo by... 

New bakery offers artisan pastries and food

Celene Vargas Arts Editor Butter Café and Bakery in San Dimas offers an extensive menu and promotes high-quality food and coffee to the surrounding communities. The business is owned by chef Ryan Angelo Buan and pastry chef Heather Sulaeman. Located down the street from the University of La Verne on 671 E. Bonita Ave., the café and bakery has specialty coffee and gourmet artisan pastries as well... 

Scientist highlights climate issues

Scientist highlights climate issues
Josh Fisher of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about climate change in a presentation that took place at the Holy Name of Mary Parish in San Dimas. The event “Caring for Our Common Home” was held on Sept. 24, the same week Pope Francis made his historic visit to the United States. The presentation was an effort by members of the church to learn more about the topic and to reflect on Pope Francis’... 

Youth Network inspires high school students

Youth Network inspires high school students
Adan Chavez speaks to participants at the Fourth Annual Youth Mentoring Action Network Fundraiser held at the Claremont University Consortium Saturday. The fundraiser helps pay for the future tuition of participating high school seniors planning to attend college. The program also provides mentoring services to assist students in their college search and help them meet their goals. After expressing... 

LVPD debuts lifesaving program

LVPD debuts lifesaving program
La Verne Police Department Sgt. Chris Fenner wrote a successful grant to fund the non-profit program Project Lifesaver in La Verne, which helps locate missing residents with Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome and dementia. LVPD provides the trackers and wristbands, which have reduced the numbers of personnel and tracking time required to find residents. / photo by Nanor Zinzalian Lauren Harchut ... 

Los Angeles County Fair welcomes La Verne residents

Los Angeles County Fair welcomes La Verne residents
Francis Perez and Nevaeh Acosta, residents of Covina, were surprised by the hospitality of the animals Sept. 10 at the Los Angeles County Fair’s petting zoo, during the Fair’s La Verne and San Dimas Community Day. Sheep, goats and pigs are among some of the animals the Fair hosts on its farm, which includes the biggest petting zoo in California. The Fair is also returning to its agricultural roots... 

Restaurant Review: Gastropub introduces European sandwiches

Emily Lau Editorial Director A new gastropub restaurant is giving the La Verne community a taste of Europe by creating inspired gourmet sandwiches with an American twist. Fourth Street Mill opened July 15 and is located in downtown La Verne near the corner of D Street and Bonita Avenue, replacing Chamela Grill. The restaurant is owned by partners Jeff Nasmyth, Christopher Gendreau and Susan Wickman. The... 

Upland cuts animal shelter budget

Upland cuts animal shelter budget
Friends of Upland Animal Shelter volunteer Nancy Wiegenstein has seasonal dog clothes in the backseat of her truck for sheltered dogs of every size to wear. Once clothed, Wiegenstein uses a black blanket as a background and poses dogs on the blanket to publish photographs of the stylish pups online in hopes that they will be adopted quickly. One-year-old Chihuahua mix, April, models a Halloween outfit... 

Mediterranean food adds to D Street’s menu

Chris McMahan Staff Writer The Argo Mediterranean Grille in downtown La Verne is the only restaurant in the area to offer unique and original Mediterranean dishes. The restaurant opened about two months ago, and manager Alberto Pena has been with the company since their opening in La Verne. “There are no restaurants with Mediterranean food (in the La Verne area),” Pena said. Besides the friendly... 
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