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Orange picking has broad appeal

Orange picking has broad appeal
Barbara and Paul Bieau fill bags of oranges with their granddaughter, Jenna Rosbrugh, at Heritage Park’s annual Orange Picking. For $5 a bag, visitors can fill as many sacks as they like. The orange groves are open to the to the public Saturdays starting in January and ending when all the oranges are gone. Tomorrow will be the last day for picking this year. / photo by Veronica Orozco Tyler Harrison Staff... 

Christmas tree lights up La Verne

Christmas tree lights up La Verne
Erin Friedeman, who works at the La Verne City Hall, and her daughter Margaret watch the Bonita High School choir perform at City Hall on Monday at the city of La Verne’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Margaret, a Roynon Elementary School second-grader, was chosen to light the tree at the ceremony. / photo by Celine Dehban Kellie Galentine Staff Writer A silver star shone brightly in the sky as the... 

First Person Experience: Some thrift shops favor profits

Amanda Larsh Staff Writer While thrift stores can be a great way to grab some awesome clothes for cheap, many people also enjoy the fact that they help out a local charity. But not all thrift stores donate their profits, and even if they do, the charity may receive only a minute amount of the proceeds. The website Charitable Review Council discusses the increasing trend of for-profit thrift stores... 

Sprucing up the sleigh

Sprucing up the sleigh
James F. Skalicky, 67, and wife Lan Skalicky, 66, enter their 1927 Ford Model T in Saturday’s car show in downtown La Verne. Skalicky is a clinical psychologist in Glendora. He is also a professor of psychology at Citrus College. Skalicky is a Christmas enthusiast, and plans to decorate the back of his car with Christmas lights. / photo by Uyen Bui  Read More →

Festival shares culture and crafts

Festival shares culture and crafts
Michael Bracamontes sells traditional Tongva jewelry to Ceeroosha Andreas at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Acorn Festival Saturday. Bracamontes makes the jewelry and sells it with the help of and his mother, Dlia Bracamontes. Andreas returned to the festival on the second day to buy some more earrings from them. The festival celebrated the traditional harvest season for the Tongva tribe, for... 

Church shares Peace and Carrots

Church shares Peace and Carrots
Freshman Edwin Escobar and senior Michelle Bedolla tend to the parsley grown in the Peace and Carrots Community Garden Tuesday afternoon. The garden is located at the north end of the La Verne Church of the Brethren parking lot, off of Fifth Street. / photo by Uyen Bui Kellie Galentine Staff Writer A plot that used to only have rotting playground equipment now provides thousands of pounds of fresh... 

Greeks give ‘No Excuses’ to Lehigh students

Greeks give ‘No Excuses’ to Lehigh students
Junior Gerardo Cuevas talks about college to sixth graders at Lehigh Elementary School in Montclair as part of the “No Excuses University” event Nov. 8. / photo by Stephanie Ball Alana Glenn Staff Writer Sixth grade students at Lehigh Elementary School attended an assembly program last Friday, “No Excuses University,” in which students sat with members of La Verne’s Greek community and asked... 

City offers taste of its treasures

City offers taste of its treasures
Jennifer Ciancia, an employee of Chase’s on Third Street in downtown La Verne, provides samples from the menu to guests at the 13th Taste of La Verne at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center Saturday. The Taste of La Verne event features samples of food, wine and a variety of other alcohols from restaurants around and near La Verne. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Christian Orozco Editorial Director Wine... 

Fans flock to NHRA Fanfest

Fans flock to NHRA Fanfest
One week before the professional drag racers hit the track at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, the NHRA Fanfest takes place on D Street in La Verne. Drag racing fans from all over came to check out classic cars, racing team information booths, professional driver appearances, and dragster engine revving demonstrations. One of those demonstration dragsters was the world champion 1971 Schultz and Glenn Top... 

First Person Experience : Fall Festival rakes in real results

<i>First Person Experience </i>: Fall Festival rakes in real results
Joyce Quisenberry from Clown Connection volunteered to run a face-painting booth at Grace Miller Elementary School’s Fall Festival Oct. 25. It was put on by the schools Parent Teacher Association. Several members of the La Verne community volunteered to help at the event. / photo by Celine Dehban Liz Ortiz Staff Writer Children hopped from booth to booth, parents chatted among each other at picnic... 
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