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Musical fundraiser saves Hillcrest

Kristine Delgadillo Staff Writer The Hillcrest Retirement Home held its 29th annual Good Samaritan Dinner at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont March 7, with the goal of raising money for the home’s emergency fund. Often the residents of Hillcrest stay longer than expected, so funds are saved to assist those who can no longer afford to stay, but have no other option for care. The Pavilion... 

Pomona community reduces homelessness 54%

Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor The recently released report, “The State of Homelessness in Pomona” for 2013, found that through community support, the homelessness rate in Pomona has decreased 54 percent from 1,389 reported homeless in 2002, to 633 in 2013. According to the report, the large homeless population Pomona faced between the late 1980s and early 2000s caused the city council to come... 

‘Discovery Day’ excites future paleontologists

Tyler Harrison Staff Writer Squeals of excitement were louder than the exhibit that simulated dinosaur roars on Family Science Discovery Day at the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology in Claremont. Visitors had the chance to see the “Hall of Life: From Stars to Early Civilization” and “Hall of Footprints: Tracks to the Past” exhibits. “Our mission is to be a scientific resource and educators,”... 

WWII pilots share flying stories

WWII pilots share flying stories
Pilot Mark Moodie prepares to fly in Wee Willy II for the flight demonstration at the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino. The flight demonstration came after World War II veterans Capt. Wayne L. Coleman and Lt. Raymond Biel discussed their experience flying long-range escort missions in Europe, and their role in dropping the atomic bomb over Hiroshima. / photo by Julian Burrell Kristine Delgadillo Staff... 

Community faces voluntary water restrictions

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer The city of La Verne has enacted voluntary water conservation restrictions after Gov. Jerry Brown made a statewide call for regulations at the beginning of the year. The city of La Verne imports 70 percent of its water from the Bay Delta in Northern California and the Colorado River, something common in Southern California due to the large population. Due to the severe... 

Glendora braces for mudslides

Hayley Hulin Staff Writer Kat Simonelli Metro Editor Parts of Glendora and Azusa affected by the Colby Fire last month are now facing mandatory evacuations as the heavy rain expected this weekend poses the thread of mudslides. The burned areas are at a higher risk for flooding, mudslides and debris buildup during periods of rain. Properties north of Sierra Madre Avenue between the western city boundaries... 

Pomona blood drive disappoints

Pomona blood drive disappoints
Elisa Vazquez, who works at the Starbucks in downtown Pomona, gets her blood drawn by Red Cross worker Cinthia Lerma on her way back from work Feb. 19. The Pomona Police Department held its Battle of the Badges blood drive with the Red Cross in front of the Pomona Public Library. Vazquez said she enjoys giving blood because “It’s exciting knowing that I am doing something positive for the community.”... 

LVPD buckles down on motorists

Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor The La Verne Police Department was busy last Saturday night and Sunday morning as officers conducted a DUI checkpoint on Towne Center Drive, with the hope of making the streets safer for drivers. Overall four people were detained for police questioning, including one for DUI at the checkpoint and one they caught trying to avoid it. Officers also stopped but did not... 

Green ribbons raise awareness

Tyler Harrison Staff Writer The La Verne City Council has named the third week of March as “Green Ribbon Week” in hope of raising awareness about mental disorders. At the city council meeting on Tuesday Mayor Don Kendrick, council members, and Tri-City Mental Health Services representatives Jessie Duff, the executive director, and Jaime Holes, the community capacity organizer, gave a presentation... 

Community News: Camellia Society brings blossoms

<i>Community News</i>: Camellia Society brings blossoms
The Pomona Valley Camellia Society hosted its 67th annual show Saturday and Sunday, filling the La Verne Community Center with award winning camellia blossoms. Those who entered their flowers were awarded with various pieces of decorative crystal. Monthly meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at the La Verne Community Center. / photo by Amanda Nieto Kristine Delgadillo Staff... 
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