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Remembering hate crime victims

Emily Lau Staff Writer Students and faculty members gathered at a free screening of “Waking in Oak Creek” to encourage community building and remember those who were victims of hate crimes Nov. 20 in Morgan Auditorium. “Waking in Oak Creek” is a 35-minute documentary presented by Not In Our Town, a project that strives to end hate and bullying while building safe communities. The documentary... 

Bar pass rate rises 73 percent

This year the La Verne College of Law students who took the California Bar Exam for the first time had a pass rate of 73 percent, which is expected to be above the state average first time Bar passage rate for 2014. Nationwide the first-time Bar passage rate declined for the July 2014 bar exam. California’s first time pass rate for American Bar Associate accredited schools also decreased from 77... 

Turkey trotters race to raise ‘Hope for Warriors’

Turkey trotters race to raise ‘Hope for Warriors’
Rony Djoenaedi of Hacienda Heights finishes with a time of 48:31.3 in the San Dimas 10k Turkey Trot at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park on Saturday, November 22. Renegade Racing put on the 5k and 10k event benefitting the Hope for the Warriors charity to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members. Participants were encouraged to run in Thanksgiving themed costumes. / photo by Julian Mininsohn Erum... 

Parking structure will open in 2016

Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer The building of a multi-leveled multi-million dollar parking structure was recently bumped to the top of the list for the Campus Master Plan. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2015. “This opens the ability for the Campus Plan to be approved by the city,” said Erin Gratz, president of the faculty senate, Web and instructional technology librarian and... 

Cheap apps ensure safety

Des Delgadillo Online Editor With smartphone security dominating the week’s news in tech, personal security also comes into play. Although various apps exist to safeguard personal information like credit card details, just as many apps have surfaced in the marketplace to help guarantee one’s own personal welfare. With the proliferation of smartphones, we have reached a point in time where we... 

Drought not drying up La Verne’s Coiner Nursery

Drought not drying up La Verne's Coiner Nursery
Sally Coiner reminisces about working at Coiner Nursery. As a young girl she earned 2 cents an hour to water plants. Coiner remembers her father potting plants using a can opener to poke holes in old tin cans. Sally Coiner is the daughter of James Coiner who established the nursery in 1960. The nursery is one of many local businesses that have been affected by the California drought. / photo by Sonora... 

Area becoming brewery hot spot

Russell R. Silva Staff Writer Local breweries are delivering big flavors to La Verne, San Dimas and Claremont residents, enticing community members to come back for more of their favorite ales. The La Verne Brewing Company, located on Wright Avenue, has six brews: pineapple blonde, holiday amber, India pale ale, oatmeal stout, polomares and Lordsburg. A small brewery, it’s got quite a community... 

Los Angeles studied as a complex web

Los Angeles studied as a complex web
Jack Meek, professor of public administration, presents his lecture “Metropolitan Systems and Networks as Complex Adaptive Systems” Monday in the President’s Dining Room for the faculty lecture series. Following Meek’s lecture, Kevin Marshall, professor of law; Marcia Godwin, associate professor of public administration; and David Chappell, associate professor of physics, contributed to the... 

Fall festival shares pilgrim spirit

Fall festival shares pilgrim spirit
Walter Davis and Joanna Harrington play draughts at the 66th Annual Pilgrim Place Festival Saturday. Georgia Davis, Davis’ wife, gives game tips, as today’s game of checkers emerged from draughts. Most of the residents, who call themselves pilgrims, wore pilgrim costumes. The proceeds of the festival benefit financially struggling seniors at Pilgrim Place in Claremont. / photo by Helen Arase Nine-year-old... 

Panelists discuss Ferguson

Panelists discuss Ferguson
Jim Bueermann, president of the Police Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at improving policing, discusses the mistakes the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, made after the death of Michael Brown. Buerrmann said the police department should have apologized to the community. The panel, which included Adrienna Wong, staff attorney of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Katrina Parker,... 
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