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Bouncy run entices thrill seekers

The Insane Inflatable 5K race Saturday at the Fairplex featured several inflatable obstacle courses. Participants started the course climbing inflatable stairs and then sliding down to begin the 3-mile race. Other inflatables included “wrecking balls.” Funds raised through runners’ donations benefit the Special Olympics Southern California. / photo by Sara Flores Melissa Gasia Assistant Editor Runners... 

Campus Times takes gold for overall excellence

Kayla Hockman Staff Writer The Columbia Scholastic Press Association at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism awarded the Campus Times a Gold Medal for print and online journalism publication excellence for the 2013-2014 academic year. “It is a tribute to a team effort, and in the last couple of years we’ve had some hard-hitting stories,” said Elizabeth Zwerling, associate professor... 

Pet lovers address animal welfare

Laura Scully adjusts Tootsie’s hat in preparation for the wiener dog fashion show during the SoCal Pet Spectacular at the Fairplex Saturday. Tootsie, a 3-and-a-half-year-old miniature dachshund, represented the country of South Africa in the fashion show. The dog had a role in the movie “Wiener Dog Internationals” and has competed in wiener dog races since she was 6 months old./ photo by Celine... 

Vigil honors slain UNC students

Vigil honors slain UNC students
Graduate student Firas Arodaki, former president and co-founder of the Muslim Student Association, joined other students and faculty at a vigil Feb. 12 at the Peace Pole. The vigil was held in memory of the three Muslim students who were murdered Feb. 10 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Mourners carried candles and speakers shared perspectives about the tragic event./ photo by Jolene Nacapuy Kristina... 

Wright discusses social justice

Wright discusses social justice
Ann Wright talks about the abundance of information in today’s world during the Frederick Douglass Human Rights Lecture on Wednesday in Morgan Auditorium. A retired Foreign Service officer who served at the United States embassies in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Nicaragua, and Grenada, Wright is outspoken about her opposition to the war in Iraq. With the... 

Bird admirers flock to celebration

Bob Everett, a volunteer from the Wild Wings of California, engages his audience by playing with a Red-Tailed Hawk at the 10th annual Family Bird Festival at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Everett teased the hawk to encourage it to display its wings and red tail feathers. The festival featured a variety of stations with volunteers offering information and special activities./ photo by Celene... 

Ferguson faces lasting social strife

Ferguson faces lasting social strife
Matt Pearce, a national reporter for the Los Angeles Times, was a member of the panel for “Ferguson: A Call For Understanding and Action,” a five-part teach-in series presented Tuesday at the University of La Verne College of Law. The Times sent Pearce to report at Ferguson two days after the Michael Brown shooting in August of last year. / photo by Sara Flores Kristina Bugante Editorial Director The... 

Tuition to rise 4.9 percent

Kellie Galentine Online Editor Associated Students of the University of La Verne Senator Cameron Mendez stood, microphone in hand, asking students to approach an ASULV information booth Feb. 5 urging them to learn more about the 4.9 percent increase in tuition for the 2015-2016 school year. “This is a 98 percent tuition-funded school, which means we pay a lot of money to come here, and we pay a lot... 

City reduces 3-hour parking

Michaela Bulkley Staff Writer After a parking study last summer, the city of La Verne reduced the legal limit for many of the timed parking spaces surrounding the ULV campus – to bolster downtown businesses. A city committee decided to adjust 179 parking spaces along Bonita Avenue, and B, D and E streets to reduce the traffic in downtown La Verne. One hundred and twenty-two spaces, which previously... 

Miniature trains capture history

Three-year-old Adam Archuleta from Azusa chases the model trains around the perimeter of the Garden Railway at the Fairplex Sunday. This is the 91st year of the Garden Railway. Volunteers organize events and maintain the model throughout the year. The Garden Railway’s most active time is during the Los Angeles County Fair, when the club has about 40 trains running./ photo by Celine Dehban Melissa... 
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