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Wright discusses social justice

Wright discusses social justice
Ann Wright talks about the abundance of information in today’s world during the Frederick Douglass Human Rights Lecture on Wednesday in Morgan Auditorium. A retired Foreign Service officer who served at the United States embassies in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Nicaragua, and Grenada, Wright is outspoken about her opposition to the war in Iraq. With the... 

Bird admirers flock to celebration

Bob Everett, a volunteer from the Wild Wings of California, engages his audience by playing with a Red-Tailed Hawk at the 10th annual Family Bird Festival at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Everett teased the hawk to encourage it to display its wings and red tail feathers. The festival featured a variety of stations with volunteers offering information and special activities./ photo by Celene... 

Ferguson faces lasting social strife

Ferguson faces lasting social strife
Matt Pearce, a national reporter for the Los Angeles Times, was a member of the panel for “Ferguson: A Call For Understanding and Action,” a five-part teach-in series presented Tuesday at the University of La Verne College of Law. The Times sent Pearce to report at Ferguson two days after the Michael Brown shooting in August of last year. / photo by Sara Flores Kristina Bugante Editorial Director The... 

Tuition to rise 4.9 percent

Kellie Galentine Online Editor Associated Students of the University of La Verne Senator Cameron Mendez stood, microphone in hand, asking students to approach an ASULV information booth Feb. 5 urging them to learn more about the 4.9 percent increase in tuition for the 2015-2016 school year. “This is a 98 percent tuition-funded school, which means we pay a lot of money to come here, and we pay a lot... 

City reduces 3-hour parking

Michaela Bulkley Staff Writer After a parking study last summer, the city of La Verne reduced the legal limit for many of the timed parking spaces surrounding the ULV campus – to bolster downtown businesses. A city committee decided to adjust 179 parking spaces along Bonita Avenue, and B, D and E streets to reduce the traffic in downtown La Verne. One hundred and twenty-two spaces, which previously... 

Miniature trains capture history

Three-year-old Adam Archuleta from Azusa chases the model trains around the perimeter of the Garden Railway at the Fairplex Sunday. This is the 91st year of the Garden Railway. Volunteers organize events and maintain the model throughout the year. The Garden Railway’s most active time is during the Los Angeles County Fair, when the club has about 40 trains running./ photo by Celine Dehban Melissa... 

Orange groves continue harvesting tradition

Sylvia T. Sandoval was born and raised in Azusa and moved to La Verne in the early 1960s. Sandoval has been a volunteer at Heritage Park for seven years. Sandoval said she loves every part of the grounds, and that she feels serene when she is at the park, where she said, “Everyone becomes family.” / photo by Jerri White Emily Lau Metro Editor Visitors grabbed their picking poles and filled their... 

La Verne mourns loss of Dr. Dorena Wright

La Verne mourns loss of Dr. Dorena Wright
Professor of English Dorena Wright gives a 2009 speech at a dinner for the Peace with Justice Center of Pomona Valley, for which she served on the board. Wright taught at the University of La Verne beginning in 1989. / file photo by Rafael Anguiano Des Delgadillo Podcast Producer Folk music, poetry and a traditional ringing of bells filled Morgan Auditorium Jan. 31, during the memorial service for... 

Kwon examines income inequality

Kwon examines income inequality
Roy Kwon, assistant professor of sociology, lectures on his ideas of how politics and political inactivity has shaped economic outcomes. At the Feb. 9 lecture, he also shared his ideas on how political polarization in the Senate affects how Congress performs as a whole. Kwon earned his doctorate in sociology from University of California Riverside in 2011. His research interests are political economy,... 

Library lives the ‘Wilder’ life

Kayla Hockman Staff Writer Families were laughing and smiling during the celebration of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday at the 49th Annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Gingerbread Sociable Saturday at the Pomona Public Library. The free celebration of the “Little House on the Prairie” author featured activities for all ages, from arts and crafts to a pioneer sing along and rope show with entertainer... 
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