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Pavilion flutters with excitement

Pavilion flutters with excitement
Julie Scheuermann, a Santa Ana Botanic Garden volunteer, shows off a monarch caterpillar at the Butterfly Pavilion. The annual attraction has faced several challenges this year due to the extreme heat and the intrusion of a garden lizard into the habitat, which ate several of the butterflies earlier this week. The event runs until August 3, when the butterflies will be released all at once. Photo by/... 

Community concerned about MERS

Kristine Delgadillo Staff Writer The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC, recognized the potential global spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome when the first reported case in the U.S. was identified on May 2. MERS is a viral respiratory illness that causes those who are infected to develop severe acute respiratory illness. It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. So far... 

Parks create dog-friendly territory

Parks create dog-friendly territory
John Giambalvo and his dog, Charlie, take a break at the Claremont Pooch Park as they wind down from a game of fetch. The leash-free park brings dogs from around the area together, welcoming all with free tennis balls and dog water fountains. / photo by Veronica Orozco Liz Ortiz Staff Writer Although three of the local dog parks – Baldy View Dog Park in Upland, Horsethief Canyon Dog Park in San... 

Pomona Boys and Girls Club promotes learning

Autumn Simon Staff Writer Children from Madison and Cortez Elementary Schools as well as teens from Garey and Diamond Ranch high schools gather at the Boys and Girls Club of Pomona Valley after school on weekdays to get help with homework and participate in events. About 100 members between the ages of 6 and 17 attend the club during the school year and more than 250 attend in the summer. The Pomona... 

Wage increase gets low mark

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer In an informal survey of 15 students at the University of La Verne, 14 said they were not happy to hear that a new law to increase the state’s minimum wage would soon be in effect. Phase one of Assembly Bill 10, raising California’s minimum wage to $9 an hour, takes effect July 1. Phase two will take the state minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2016. “I would like to... 

Elite colleges don’t ensure fulfilment

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief Going to a prestigious college does not necessarily lead to a more fulfilling life or career, according to a recent Gallup poll. Using data gathered by Purdue University researchers, the survey asked respondents to indicate their fulfillment in five distinct categories: sense of purpose, financial security, physical health, close relationships and community pride. The percentage... 

Local councils see increase in women members

Gabriela Krupa Staff Writer Both La Verne and Pomona city councils have seen a dramatic increase in women membership in recent years. Women currently hold 18.5 percent of both houses of Congress. And while this clearly does not reflect the U.S. population, it does represent a gradual improvement toward gender equity at the highest level of government. La Verne’s City Council now has two women on... 

Faculty and staff honored for service

Gabriela Krupa Staff Writer Shane Rodrigues, Stacey Darling-Novak, Brian Tresner and Al Clark were among the many faculty members who were honored at the Faculty and Staff Recognition Ceremony last Friday. Members of the La Verne community received honors ranging from years of service to Employee of the Year. In all, 75 people were honored for their years of service, ranging from five to 35 years. Fourteen... 

La Verne sets the alarm for 6 a.m.

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer Beginning next semester, the University of La Verne will implement a new scheduling concept, called “sunrise college,” and some classes will begin as early as 6 a.m. According to the email that was sent to University students, the registrar’s office said that the classes will appeal to “morning people” who are ready to learn and be active during earlier hours. Elementary... 

CAPA Dean’s List, Fall 2013

The following students in the CAPA program earned a grade point average of 3.75 or better in the fall 2013 semester. Adams, Stacy Aguilar, Jenessa Aguirre, Gricelda Aizumi, Aiden Alderete, John Alderete, Neiva Alvarado, Kharymm Arvayo, Fred Avila, Veronica Banuelos, Vanessa Barnes, Shannon Barrow, Sandra Bedard, Adrian Bell, Elizabeth Beuster, Linda Bland, De Anne Bland, Elmer Boland, Julie Borba,... 
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