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Search for Claremont rape suspect is ongoing

Kat Simonelli Metro Editor Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor Residents of Claremont are still on edge as the search continues for an unidentified male who allegedly broke into a home and raped a 12-year-old girl on March 20. So far more than 300 tips have poured in from community members and other law enforcement offices. “Bottom line is we’re having to follow up on all the 300 tips,” said Claremont... 

City calls for roll-back on Walmart

Tyler Harrison Staff Writer La Verne residents packed into the La Verne Community Center Monday to voice their opinions about a proposed Walmart coming to town. Both city officials and Walmart representatives presented information about the possibility of a Walmart Neighborhood Market. Walmart Neighborhood Markets are smaller versions of the traditional Walmarts and are essentially grocery stores. The... 

Drought cancels Mt. Baldy ski season

Drought cancels Mt. Baldy ski season
After record-breaking rains in February, Mt. Baldy still has not received enough snow to open for ski season. In prior years, the mountain would have normally received 40 inches of snow by this time. But this year, it has received only a fraction of that amount. Unless the mountain receives substantial late season snow, the ski, snowboard and tubing trails will remain closed. / photo by Alison Rodriguez  Read More →

Car show revs up funds for Bonita

Car show revs up funds for Bonita
Patty Lyons waits for her husband, Richard, in their 1932 Ford Roadster at the Bonita High School Car Show. Bonita hosted its third annual auto show Saturday, with the proceeds going to the high school’s automotive technology program. The event featured dozens of classic cars, hot rods and international imports. / photo by Amanda Nieto Kristine Delgadillo Staff Writer Bonita High School’s auto... 

Heroes move mountains to aid disabled vets

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer The Heroes Project hosted their annual Climb for Heroes at Mount Baldy on Sunday in order to raise money to send veteran Charlie Linville to Mount Everest. The non-profit, founded by Tim Medvetz in 2009, works to raise money to allow wounded veterans to climb the world’s highest mountains. “This event is the final fundraiser to climb Mount Everest,” Climb for Heroes volunteer... 

‘But first, let me take a selfie’

‘But first, let me take a selfie’
Stacey and Damon Devine take a selfie before taking their first drink at the Tap ‘N’ Run 4K event March 15 at the Fairplex. Participants, many dressed in costume, drank a cup of beer at four stations throughout the run, including a can of beer upon completion. / photo by Daniel Hargis  Read More →

Irish Festival lacks luck in turnout

Irish Festival lacks luck in turnout
Lauren Miller, 15, of Rancho Cucamonga poses with Scottish knight Gallahad and Scottish princess Merideth at IrishFest 2014, Sunday at the Fairplex in Pomona. The three-day festival ran from March 7 through Sunday and featured live bands, carnival rides, food, beer, and vendors selling Irish goods. Among the entertainers was the band Joshua Tree, a U2 cover band. / photo by Daniel Hargis Liz Ortiz Staff... 

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,”... 
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