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Bird admirers flock to celebration

Bob Everett, a volunteer from the Wild Wings of California, engages his audience by playing with a Red-Tailed Hawk at the 10th annual Family Bird Festival at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Everett teased the hawk to encourage it to display its wings and red tail feathers. The festival featured a variety of stations with volunteers offering information and special activities./ photo by Celene... 

Miniature trains capture history

Three-year-old Adam Archuleta from Azusa chases the model trains around the perimeter of the Garden Railway at the Fairplex Sunday. This is the 91st year of the Garden Railway. Volunteers organize events and maintain the model throughout the year. The Garden Railway’s most active time is during the Los Angeles County Fair, when the club has about 40 trains running./ photo by Celine Dehban Melissa... 

Orange groves continue harvesting tradition

Sylvia T. Sandoval was born and raised in Azusa and moved to La Verne in the early 1960s. Sandoval has been a volunteer at Heritage Park for seven years. Sandoval said she loves every part of the grounds, and that she feels serene when she is at the park, where she said, “Everyone becomes family.” / photo by Jerri White Emily Lau Metro Editor Visitors grabbed their picking poles and filled their... 

Library lives the ‘Wilder’ life

Kayla Hockman Staff Writer Families were laughing and smiling during the celebration of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday at the 49th Annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Gingerbread Sociable Saturday at the Pomona Public Library. The free celebration of the “Little House on the Prairie” author featured activities for all ages, from arts and crafts to a pioneer sing along and rope show with entertainer... 

Pizzeria thrives without advertising

Pizzeria thrives without advertising
Located near the corner of D Street and Bonita Avenue, Warehouse Pizza opened its doors in 1972. Owner Kenny Schonfeld avoids advertisement for his pizzeria but relies on word of mouth to bring in customers. After 42 years, Warehouse Pizza continues to serve a packed house every weekend. Schonfeld hopes the business’ customer base will continue to grow. / photo by Michael Saakyan Russell R. Silva ... 

Pole dancing proves to be an exotic workout

Alyssa Navarro Staff Writer The fitness industry is a lot like fashion, where old trends come back into vogue but usually with an updated twist. As 2014 comes to an end, people are looking for fun and intensive workouts that keep their interest but are also effective. I am one of those people, and in my search, I was presented the opportunity to take a pole dancing fitness class at Romance and Dance... 

Turkey trotters race to raise ‘Hope for Warriors’

Turkey trotters race to raise ‘Hope for Warriors’
Rony Djoenaedi of Hacienda Heights finishes with a time of 48:31.3 in the San Dimas 10k Turkey Trot at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park on Saturday, November 22. Renegade Racing put on the 5k and 10k event benefitting the Hope for the Warriors charity to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members. Participants were encouraged to run in Thanksgiving themed costumes. / photo by Julian Mininsohn Erum... 

Cheap apps ensure safety

Des Delgadillo Online Editor With smartphone security dominating the week’s news in tech, personal security also comes into play. Although various apps exist to safeguard personal information like credit card details, just as many apps have surfaced in the marketplace to help guarantee one’s own personal welfare. With the proliferation of smartphones, we have reached a point in time where we... 

Drought not drying up La Verne’s Coiner Nursery

Drought not drying up La Verne's Coiner Nursery
Sally Coiner reminisces about working at Coiner Nursery. As a young girl she earned 2 cents an hour to water plants. Coiner remembers her father potting plants using a can opener to poke holes in old tin cans. Sally Coiner is the daughter of James Coiner who established the nursery in 1960. The nursery is one of many local businesses that have been affected by the California drought. / photo by Sonora... 

Area becoming brewery hot spot

Russell R. Silva Staff Writer Local breweries are delivering big flavors to La Verne, San Dimas and Claremont residents, enticing community members to come back for more of their favorite ales. The La Verne Brewing Company, located on Wright Avenue, has six brews: pineapple blonde, holiday amber, India pale ale, oatmeal stout, polomares and Lordsburg. A small brewery, it’s got quite a community... 
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