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Supermajority affects property tax

Supermajority affects property tax
Assistant Professor of Public Administration Soomi Lee demonstrates a graph during her faculty lecture in the President’s Dining Room Monday. Lee’s research focuses on the effect of the supermajority vote requirement for tax increases in California. She earned her doctorate in economics and political science from Claremont Graduate University in 2011. Lee teaches quantitative research methods,... 

These colors do run

These colors do run
Julie Ordoñez ambushes a friend with teal color during a dance party after completing the Color Run Saturday at the Fairplex. When crossing the finish line, participants were given one packet of color but could collect more from the stage by joining in dance competitions. “The Happiest 5K on the Planet” is an untimed race that promotes healthiness and happiness. Each “color runner” is sprayed... 

Rare solar eclipse in sight

Rare solar eclipse in sight
Professor of Theatre Arts David Flaten watches Professor of Mathematics Michael Frantz observe the partial solar eclipse Oct. 23 in the Quad. The physics department set up camp with telescopes, solar filters and a projector for a few hours and invited anyone who walked by to view the moon partially obstruct the sun. BJ Haddad, physics lab manager, said it is rare to see a solar eclipse. / photo by... 

Gold Line tracks to Azusa completed

Russell R. Silva Staff Writer Builders, contractor, city officials and dozens of other community members showed up Saturday to celebrate the most recent Foothill Gold Line track extension to Azusa. The light rail will be available for commuters from Azusa in October 2015. City representatives said that more than 43,000 riders use the Gold Line every day. With the Azusa extension, they expect an additional... 

Race relations discussed in Ferguson context

Race relations discussed in Ferguson context
Matthew Witt, professor of public administration, discusses the book “Rise of the Warrior Cop” during the third discussion of the series “Ferguson: A Call for Understanding and Action” at the College of Law Oct. 16. Also included in the panel was Stanley Skipworth, senior director of campus safety and transportation, who discussed the rise of violence in police culture. / photo by Mariela Patron Emily... 

University prepares for next shake

University prepares for next shake
Victor Gomez, customer service team lead for The Gas Company explains to University Advance­ment Office Manager Renee Heckenlaible when or when not to shut off your gas line at home in an emergency. University Evacuation Team Leaders attended the Great California Shake Out in the Campus Center Oct. 16. Gomez demonstrated with a wrench how to shut off a line, but warned that it could take a long time... 

IVHS and assemblymen host Adoptoberfest

Hal Hargrave Staff Writer The Inland Valley Humane Society and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals brought love to the month of October with its Adoptoberfest event, which is providing families in the area an opportunity to adopt animals for free. Local assembly members Chris Holden, of Pasadena; Freddy Rodriguez, of Chino; and Roger Hernandez, of West Covina teamed up with the IVHS... 

Exercise improves kids’ behavior

Exercise improves kids’ behavior
Associate Professor of Kinesiology Brian Clocksin speaks to students and faculty about his work empowering adolescents, during his lecture Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Clocksin, with students in his FLEX class, conducted research at Roynon Elementary School, which involved teaching children how to play and interact in a group setting. / photo by Megan Peralez Yaya Pineda Staff Writer Brian... 

Club educates on domestic violence

Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer La Verne’s Voices in Action club held a domestic violence awareness presentation Monday in the Campus Center Ballroom in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Sandra Maas, senior business administration major and club president, spoke about what constitutes domestic violence and how to assess such a situation before a small group of about 10. Some reasons... 

Carter promotes unity at Roynon

Carter promotes unity at Roynon
La Verne’s J. Marion Roynon Elementary School announced the new assistant principal Tomeika Carter in October. Carter hopes to improve the school’s academic success. Carter shows support for her favorite baseball team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, with a bobblehead of outfielder Yasiel Puig. “I’m also a big Lakers fan, but it’s been tough to be one recently,” Carter said. / photo by Michael... 
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