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Fire chars 17 acres in Claremont

Fire chars 17 acres in Claremont
Fire fighters battle a blaze that started at approximately 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, just north of Foothill Boulevard between Mills and Amherst avenues in Claremont. It took more than 150 fire fights from the Claremont and  County fire department roughly two hours to extinguish the fire, which consumed 17 acres of property owned by the Claremont Colleges. After the fire was out, fire fighters remained... 

New trio heading LV media outlets

New trio heading LV media outlets
Katie Madden, Danielle Navarro and Robert Penalber are the new student leaders for La Verne Magazine, LeoFM and Campus Times, respectively. Navarro is a broadcasting major and has been on air for five semesters. Penalber is a public affairs major and has served on Campus Times for four semesters. Madden is a journalism major and has served on Campus Times for three semesters. / photo by Uyen Bui Mariela... 

Generation Y problems discussed

Generation Y problems discussed
Yvonne Smith, professor of management, presented her lecture “Millennials, Personal Accountability and the College Classroom” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Smith discussed the Millennial generation, made up of those born in the years of 1980 to 2000. Smith cited a study that measured the academic performance of the Millennials. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Cody Luk Staff Writer Professor... 

Emergency towers to be installed by this fall

Kat Simonelli Assistant Editor Campus safety is working with Capital Planning to add Wide Area Emergency Broadcast System, or WEBS, towers on campus, starting with one in D Lot this semester. These towers, also called “Blue Lights,” will provide students with the opportunity to be in immediate contact with campus safety in the event of an emergency. “The purpose of bringing WEBS to campus is... 

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... 

La Verne and most local cities fairly safe

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Despite a reported increase in homicide rates in Pomona, La Verne, Claremont and Montclair continue to be some of the safest cities to live in. Since 2010, the city of La Verne has reported no homicides along with the city of Claremont. Montclair has reported two homicides since 2010, according to City-Data.com, a website that collects and analyzes data to create profiles... 

University community looks ahead for an ‘incandescent moment’

University community looks ahead for an ‘incandescent moment’
Professor of Movement and Sports Science Paul Alvarez speaks of his “Incandescent Moments.” One of Alvarez’s moments occurred when he traveled to Russia as part of the medical staff for Team USA at the World University Games in Kazan and was recognized as a representative for the United States of America. Alvarez was the recipient of the 2013 Ellsworth Johnson Service Award. / photo by Hunter... 

King’s dream remembered

King's dream remembered
Aug. 28 marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, D.C., in which Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Members of the La Verne community observed the anniversary by creating signs addressing various issues they felt were important and holding their own march around campus. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Amanda Larsh Staff Writer Students and faculty commemorated... 

‘Mr. La Verne’ left his mark on city

'Mr. La Verne' left his mark on city
Robert Rodriguez is honored at the annual President’s Gala in 2009. He died from respiratory failure July 6. / file photo by Rafael Anguiano Des Delgadillo Staff Writer A longtime fixture in La Verne’s public service sector, City Councilman Robert Rodriguez died July 6 from respiratory failure. He was 83 and in the middle of his eighth term on the council. Mr. Rodriguez spent his entire life... 

Council appoints Ingels

La Verne’s search for a new city council member ended with former La Verne police chief Ron Ingels selected to finish out the term of Robert Rodriguez, who died July 6. Chosen over 17 other candidates, Ingels will serve on the council until March 2018. While traditionally council members are to run for election, La Verne City Hall decided to appoint rather than have elections since it would cost... 
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