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LVPD gives traffic laws talk

Brooke Grasso Staff Writer The La Verne Police Department held a workshop Tuesday afternoon to inform La Verne residents of new and commonly misunderstood laws regarding pedestrian safety, distractions on the road and drunk driving facts. Police Sgt. Dave Mortazavi and Cpl. Martin Weinreb from LVPD addressed traffic issues they commonly see and many drivers are unaware of. “It’s all about safety,”... 

Wine walk shares local taste with community

Generations Antiques co-owner Carrie Leeper and friend Tracy Tyra serve sparkling wine in the back room of the store in downtown La Verne Saturday during Sip of La Verne Old Town Wine Walk. Leeper and Tyra served Spanish Sparkling Cava and Almond Sparkling to complement the 679 strawberries they hand-dipped in chocolate and cheese and crackers. This is the third year in a row they have served sparkling... 

LVPD searches for stabbing suspect

The La Verne Police Depart­ment is still searching for a suspect who apparently stabbed a 21-year-old woman resident of La Verne Wednesday. LVPD officers were called at 6:06 p.m. to Las Flores Park, where they found the woman with stab wounds to her upper body. She was airlifted to County USC Medical Center, where she was in stable condition and still being treated Thursday. Her injuries were not... 

ASULV candidates stress transparency

Kristina Bugante Editorial Director The Associated Students of the University of La Verne 2015-16 election candidates shared their platforms in a meet and greet Tuesday in the Campus Center. Junior communications major Lauren Crumbaker and sophomore communications major Nicole Cuadras, who are running unopposed for president and vice president, respectively, will focus on encouraging student involvement... 

Mortagy, Badger tackle ISIS issue

Mortagy, Badger tackle ISIS issue
Yehia Mortagy, professor of information technology and decision science, presented “ISIS, A Scholarly Analysis” about the evolution of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and how the United States is dealing with the group. Mortagy’s presentation was part of the faculty lecture series Monday at the President’s Dining Room. Mortagy talked about the alternative approaches the United States should... 

Classic car fans revel in nostalgia

James Skalicky, owner of an early Ford Model T and professor of psychology at Citrus College, discusses the car with fellow car enthusiast Bob Shears, a University of La Verne alumnus and middle school teacher in the San Gabriel Valley. Classic cars from all eras lined C and D streets Saturday for the Cool Cruise Car Show in downtown La Verne. / photo by Daniel Torres Chris McMahan Staff Writer From... 

Administrators face student questions at forum

­­­Emily Lau Metro Editor Students discussed and received answers about pressing issues like tuition, financial aid and housing from administrators at the ASULV town hall meeting Thursday night in La Fetra. Administrators on hand to answer student questions were Heather Podsakoff, general manager of Bon Appétit; Loretta Rahmani, dean of student affairs; Juan Regalado, associate dean of students;... 

Claremont springs into Easter with festivities

Ashlyn Connolly, 4, participates in her second egg hunt, but the first by herself, during Claremont’s Spring Celebration Saturday in Memorial Park. Connolly found eight eggs in the 5-7 age group designated area. / photo by Helen Arase Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor The City of Claremont kicked off Easter weekend at Claremont’s annual spring celebration Saturday at Memorial Park. Volunteers from... 

Initiative set to support men of color

Celene Vargas Staff Writer The University of La Verne has recently started a program focusing on the success and growth of under-represented men known as the Men of Color Initiative. The idea for the program followed recent institutional data showing that men of color have lower college success rates. What started as an inward look at what it means to be a Hispanic-serving institution lead to the revelation... 

Battery explosion causes Sheraton fire

At approximately 12:09 a.m. Thursday a fire broke out on the fifth floor of the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel on West McKinley Avenue. The cause was determined to be due to an exploded battery, Los Angeles County Fire Battalion 15 Chief Jesse Vela said. An occupant staying in the Sheraton is participating in the filming of the television show “America’s Got Talent.” The occupant’s act includes... 
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