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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... 

Stunning sights of spring

Stunning sights of spring
A popular hiking trail in the San Gabriel Mountains is the Eaton Canyon trail located in Altadena, 34 minutes from La Verne. The trail is 3.4 miles round trip with a 397-foot incline and a large waterfall at the end which takes approximately one hour from the trailhead. On the weekends, the hike is packed with families and individuals hiking up to the waterfall. / photo by Stephanie Ball  Read More →

First Person Experience: Route 39’s history continues to fascinate

Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor It may be easy to forget our past as our cities race to modernize, but on Route 39 in Azusa many things have remained the same for almost 100 years ago. The plethora of possible hikes and scenic views on 39 keep visitors coming back for more. But few know of the rich history of the area. “I can remember, years ago, when they had programs in the amphitheater,”... 

Museum displays area’s juicy culture

Kristine Delgadillo Staff Writer The city of Covina displayed its rich citrus history in The Firehouse Jail Museum to preserve the historical events that occurred in the early 20th century and to educate current and future generations. The two-room museum at Covina City Hall is filled with documents and artifacts from the orange industry like city contracts and smudge pots, which are portable heaters... 
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