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First Person Experience: Circus workout more than clowning around

<i>First Person Experience</i>: Circus workout more than clowning around
International Polytechnic High School sophomore Victoria Nakai enjoys the circus aerobics class at Pilates Studio M in Claremont for her third time. / photo by Stephanie Ball Hayley Hulin Staff Writer Now more than ever people look 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 circus... 

Church of the Brethren feeds ULV

Church of the Brethren feeds ULV
Alumnus Rugere DePartee, class of 1974, prepares pasta for University of La Verne students at the La Verne Church of the Brethren’s free dinner Sept. 17. DePartee and several other La Verne alumni prepared several large pans to feed all students who came to eat that evening. Many members of the football team arrived late, making the kitchen workers hustle. / photo by Helen Arase  Read More →

Community News: New app keeps citizens updated

Kellie Galentine Staff Writer The Operation Predator iPhone app was released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to allow users to send anonymous tips and get news updates about sexual predators via mobile phone. The app will allow users to track information and arrests involving sexual predators in an attempt to catch predators in a more efficient manner. The Operation Predator app will... 

Friends, ferns and flora find home

Friends, ferns and flora find home
One of more than 200 volunteers at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Cindy Walkenbatch leads a tour around the 86 acre garden. Walkenbatch has volunteered at the garden for the last four years, and has served as a Nature Interpreter for a year. The garden is home to California native plants such as this California Coastal Redwood with one of the smallest seed cones. / photo by Jasmin Miranda Cody... 

Californian campaign delivers checkpoints

Hayley Hulin Staff Writer The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrested more than 2,000 people at DUI checkpoints leading to Labor Day. This has prompted the Sheriff’s Department and La Verne Police department to apply for more checkpoint grants. These checkpoints are part of California’s “Avoid DUI Campaign” which started in 1973 and target specific holidays and special events throughout... 

Pooch Park pulls in community

Pooch Park pulls in community
Morelli, 4, was formerly named Cupcake. His owners wanted a female but discovered male dogs were friendlier. He has visited the Claremont Pooch Park for nearly three years. His owners, Cherie and Alan Carlisle are residents of the Mt. San Antonio Gardens in Pomona. / photo by Uyen Bui Hayley Hulin Staff Writer The Claremont Pooch Park has become a hotspot for dog owners of all ages and backgrounds... 

Community News: City surpasses recycling mandate

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer As California increases its waste diversion quota, La Verne’s business and residential community are emphasizing recycling. Passed in 2012, Assembly Bill 341 called for California to raise its waste diversion rate to 75 percent by the year 2020, a 25 percent increase from the past state quota established by AB 939 in 1989. One way to help meet that new goal is to encourage... 

Butterflies flying free

Butterflies flying free
Riley Cline takes a closer look at a few butterflies Sunday at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden’s Butterfly Pavilion. The exhibit runs May 11 to June 28 and features butterflies native to California as well as caterpillars and cocooned butterflies at various stages of growth. The exhibit is enclosed and allows visitors to walk among the insects. / photo by Chelsea Knight  Read More →

Community News: Walk With a Cop helps nonprofits

<i>Community News</i>: Walk With a Cop helps nonprofits
Officer J. Wells of the K-9 Unit walked with his canine, Maverick, for the La Verne Police Department’s Walk With a Cop event at Bonita High School on Saturday. Families registered children to walk the track with officers and learn about civic history. / photo by Hunter Cole Veronica Sepulveda Metro Editor Sitting in the back of a cop car or being inside of a jail cell may be a nightmare for some,... 

Be Perfect Foundation raises millions for rehab

Be Perfect Foundation raises millions for rehab
Hal Hargrave, founder of the Be Perfect Foundation greets guest Robert Tyler as he enters the fifth annual Be Perfect Foundation fundraiser, “These Boots are Made for Walking,” Saturday. The event, located at the Hafif Estate in northern La Verne, featured a silent and live auction, dinner and a special guest performance by the Silverados. / photo by Zachary Horton Mariela Patron News Editor In... 
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