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Women inspire a generation to ‘Ban bossy’

Tyler Harrison Staff Writer Maureen Roberts, a Girl Scout troop leader in Claremont, believes Girl Scouts and the “Ban Bossy” campaign are good partners. In an attempt to ban the word “bossy,” Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer  of Facebook, spearheaded the campaign in early March to encourage girls to pursue leadership roles. “Girls should be able to have a strong personality... 

Suspect held in Claremont rape case

Kat Simonelli Metro Editor Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor Claremont Police have a suspect in connection with the home invasion and rape of a 12-year-old girl, which happened nearly a month ago. As of April 18, police have detained 34-year-old Joseph Chandler Davall of Yucca Valley. Davall is currently being held in lieu of $5 million bail for two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child,... 

Pomona honors Denim Day

Karla Rendon Arts Editor Mayor Elliot Rothman and City Council members Ginna Escobar and Debra Martin honored the city’s annual Denim Day Wednesday at the Pomona Civic Plaza. Denim Day originated in 1997 after an 18-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her 45-year-old driving instructor in Rome. “The event brings a lot of awareness to an issue that is not usually talked about,” said Brittaney... 

Meals on wheels

Meals on wheels
Food trucks flood the Pomona Fairplex every Thursday through the first week of August. The Food Truck festival is a weekly event for people who enjoy the L.A. fad of mobile food. The vendor line up changes every week as many different trucks pull up to sell to hungry crowds. Their unique dishes range from garlic fries to lobster tacos leaving options open for all festival attendees. Trucks such as... 

Pilgrimage honors Cesar Chavez

Pilgrimage honors Cesar Chavez
Cesar Chavez’s grandsons Andres Chavez (center) and Roman Chavez (right), their cousin Jacob Perez Chica (left) and a member of the Copali-Copili Aztec Dancers listen to the speakers at the Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage and Celebration at the Pomona Unified School District on Saturday. Andres spoke about his experience attending previous pilgrimages, and introduced his family to the community members.... 

Jurassic-era fossils entertain young and old

Karleigh Neff LV Life Editor Millions of years ago dinosaurs roamed the Earth, now their remains are the focal point of Fossil Fest at Raymond M. Alf Museum in Claremont. People of all ages came together at Raymond M. Alf Museum among dinosaur bones and prehistoric replicas Saturday to learn about fossils and paleontology research. The museum is located at the Webb Schools in Claremont, but visitors... 

All aboard the Rail Giants express

All aboard the Rail Giants express
Gary Fazekas of Salinas, Calif., examines an old Union Pacific locomotive with Jesse Tomory, the chief docent at the Rail Giants Train Museum, last Saturday at the Fairplex. The Rail Giants Train Museum houses a numerous retired locomotives, some of which house museums and train related antiques inside. The trains are restored by donations from the public. / photo by Daniel Hargis Gabriela Krupa Staff... 

Fairplex draws car lovers

Autumn Simon Staff Writer Thousands of adults teens and children gathered to observe, sell and buy classic cars Sunday at the annual Pomona Swap Meet and Classic Car Show at the Fairplex. The event, which has been going on for nearly 40 years, was presented by George Cross and Sons, Inc. “At first we were a little worried because when only one gate was open it meant that not a lot of people were... 

Market provides unique trinkets

Market provides unique trinkets
A variety of vendors set up their posts every week for the La Verne Farmers Market. Some vendors sell typical items, such as food and candles, but some are not so typical. Nara Aguilar sells unique handmade products at her stand, ranging from voodoo dolls to coin purses. The market and family festival is open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday in Downtown La Verne and will continue to attract farmers... 

Powwow honors ancestry

Powwow honors ancestry
Abel Jacome joins other dancers for the Second Annual Honoring the Elements Powwow at Pomona College Saturday. The northern host drum, The Wildhorse Singers, and the southern host drum, The Northridge Boys, performed traditional and contemporary Native American songs. Community members were invited to join the dancers during the intertribal pieces. The event was held in honor of the ancestors and to... 
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