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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... 

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... 
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