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‘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... 

First person experience: Rocket launches breathtaking fun

Hayley Hulin Staff Writer Excitement stirs amongst the aerospace crowd as T-minus four minutes is announced over speakers. Like children rushing to be first in line, the adults hurry outside to the parking lot of the Dick Dewees Community and Senior Center – five miles away from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Outside, everyone picks their optimal viewing site for the rocket launch. The heavy fog has... 

Arts and Sciences Dean’s List, Spring 2013

The following students in the College of Arts and Sciences earned a grade point average of 3.75 or better for the spring 2013 semester. Jonathan Abeyta Laura Acevedo Monica Aguinaga Shaadee Ahmadnia Philip Aledia Hope Allen Nysa Allen Jordan Almeida Gilbert Alvarado Angelica Alvarez Nicole Ambrose Yasmine Andrawis Feliz Arana Sam Arcas Michelle Arguello Jose Arias Jr. Danelle Assanelli Raymond Aubele... 

CAPA Dean’s List, Spring 2013

The following students in the CAPA program earned a grade point average of 3.75 or better for the spring 2013 semester. Stephen Abel Ramona Adib Allyson Aguilar Jenessa Aguilar John Alderete Mark Anderson Veronica Avila Sheila Ballinger Elizabeth Bell Linda Beuster Fraser Black Melissa Bobie Kyle Borba Colin Buckley Naticha Bussarakonsirivit Lisa Castaneda Melissa Castillo Raymond Castro Melissa Chavez Melvin... 

City makes University pay for new traffic lights

Clo Hidalgo Staff Writer The University of La Verne funded two left turn signals on the corner of D Street and Arrow Highway, which went into service last month. The traffic light cost the University $75,000, and came out of the Vista La Verne budget. The traffic light had to be placed in order for ULV to be able to build Vista La Verne. “We submitted a traffic study saying that we thought the intersections... 

Classrooms planned to ease crunch

Kristina Bugante Staff Writer To accommodate the campus’s growing population, University administrators are planning to expand the campus borders and reorganize the map in the near future. In the next six to nine months, the University plans to build two new classrooms, three seminar rooms, 25 new offices and one new lab. “It’s an exciting time for La Verne,” said Clive Houston-Brown, associate... 

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,... 

Students address the stress of pending finals

Students address the stress of pending finals
The onslaught of the upcoming finals week sends students into a cramming fury. Finals begin today and continue after the Memorial Day weekend through May 31. / photo illustration by Zachary Horton Erica Maurice Staff Writer With finals week approaching, students have many ways to prepare, deal with stress and make sure they pass their classes. Some are taking advantage of the fact that the library... 
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