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Be Perfect Foundation raises $300K

Be Perfect Foundation raises $300K
Better Life Mobility representative Lena Abusham thanks senior Hal Hargrave for his efforts at the sixth annual Be Perfect fund raising event Saturday. Be Perfect founder Hargrave brought together friends and foundaton members to raise money for spinal cord injury victims who cannot afford ongoing physical therapy. Hargrave started the foundation in 2007 when his friend was not able to continue receiving... 

Affirmative consent now required

Mariela Patron Copy Chief Kristina Bugante Editor in Chief California colleges and universities are now required to adopt an affirmative consent standard when investigating sexual assault cases that take place on and off campus involving members of the academic community. On Sunday Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 967, also known as the “Yes Means Yes” bill, which defines affirmative consent as... 

LVPD investigates sexual assault

The La Verne Police Department is currently investigating a sexual assault that occurred Sept. 24 in La Verne. On Monday Loretta Rahmani, dean of student affairs, sent an email to the University of La Verne community informing the campus of the assault and asking for any information. According to the email, the assault involved a former student attacking a current undergraduate student near the La... 

Activists celebrate Wilderness Act

Emily Lau Staff Writer Environment enthusiasts and federal wilderness agencies celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act by providing information about wilderness awareness at the Wilderness Fair and participating in the Walk for the Wild at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont on Saturday. The botanic garden and California Wilderness Coalition collaborated along with some federal... 

Boyer advocates for missing girls

Boyer advocates for missing girls
At the first Hot Spots lecture of the year, Rev. Susan Boyer, senior pastor of the La Verne Church of the Brethren, spoke about her family’s establishment of the Ekrlesiyar Yan’uma a Nigeria, translated to Church of the Children of the Same Mother of Nigeria. The EYN is working to bring back the girls who were abducted by members of the militant Islamist movement Boko Haram. / photo by Sonora Hernandez Jennifer... 

Collectors purchase vintage treasures at Faire

Erum Jaffrey Assistant Editor A plethora of all things vintage and historical were for sale at the Antique Row Collectors Street Faire in downtown Pomona. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, vendors, collectors and shoppers bought and sold antiques and collectibles dating back to the early 1800s. “I’ve been selling antiques for over 40 years,” Diamond Bar resident Cornita Allen said. Allen was selling... 

Foothill Transit debuts electric bus

Melissa Gasia Staff Writer Foothill Transit launched its zero emissions fast-charge electric bus line, Line 291, that travels between Pomona and La Verne, Sept. 27 at the Pomona Transit Center. “It charges at the docking station in under 10 minutes and I don’t know about you but my cellphone doesn’t charge that fast,” said Felicia Friesema, Foothill Transit director of marketing... 

Common interests solve conflicts

Alyssa Navarro Staff Writer Loren Dyck, assistant professor of management, lectured about the transformative cooperation at the Honokahua Burial Site as part of the faculty lecture series Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Transformative cooperation is a process designed to produce agreement and collaboration to create understanding between parties. Dyck began the lecture by asking the 20 students... 

Ferguson panel discusses racism

Ferguson panel discusses racism
Isaac Carter, panelist and director of student affairs at the University of La Verne College of Law speaks with senior social science major Gage Henderson before Tuesday’s panel discussion “Ferguson: Protector or criminal? Advocate or thug? Or neither? Examine your perceptions.” The panel discussion was the second of a five-part series called “Ferguson: A Call For Action and Understanding,”... 

Minimum wage hike hard for La Verne shops

Alejandra Aguilar Assistant Editor Recent national polls suggest that a majority of small business owners support increased minimum wages, but a few downtown La Verne business owners are saying otherwise. On July 1, California became one of four states to increase its minimum wage to $9 per hour or higher statewide, though some individual cities across the country have increased their minimum wage... 
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