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Christmas tree lights up La Verne

Christmas tree lights up La Verne
Erin Friedeman, who works at the La Verne City Hall, and her daughter Margaret watch the Bonita High School choir perform at City Hall on Monday at the city of La Verne’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Margaret, a Roynon Elementary School second-grader, was chosen to light the tree at the ceremony. / photo by Celine Dehban Kellie Galentine Staff Writer A silver star shone brightly in the sky as the... 

Sprucing up the sleigh

Sprucing up the sleigh
James F. Skalicky, 67, and wife Lan Skalicky, 66, enter their 1927 Ford Model T in Saturday’s car show in downtown La Verne. Skalicky is a clinical psychologist in Glendora. He is also a professor of psychology at Citrus College. Skalicky is a Christmas enthusiast, and plans to decorate the back of his car with Christmas lights. / photo by Uyen Bui  Read More →

La Verne lights up for Christmas

La Verne lights up for Christmas
La Verne Mayor Don Kendrick explains to 2-year-old La Verne resident Ty Ranells which button to press to light up the city Christmas tree at the City Hall on D Street. Ranells later did the honors to officially light the tree at the La Verne tree lighting ceremony Monday. The ceremony included activities and a visit from Santa Claus. / photo by Zachary Horton Two-year-old La Verne resident Ty Ranells... 

Santa, carolers ring in the holidays in La Verne

Santa, carolers ring in the holidays in La Verne
Santa Claus came to town during Bonita High School’s Chamber Singers performance of “Jingle Bells.” Many merry citizens attended the annual tree lighting ceremony at La Verne’s City Hall on Monday. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Julian Burrell Associate Editor The annual La Verne tree lighting ceremony has a long-standing tradition of capturing the spirit and camaraderie of the holiday season,... 

L.A. skates on ice in Pershing Square

Ashley Lyn Sourapas Staff Writer Pershing Square glistened with holiday cheer and children’s laughter as families and friends joined together for an eventful holiday filled night to remember. The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks presented the 14th annual Downtown on Ice outdoor skating rink at the historic Pershing Square. The grand opening was on Nov. 17 and will continue to... 

Festival celebrates with seasonal gifts, crafts

Festival celebrates with seasonal gifts, crafts
Tony Banzuelo, co-owner of “Pretty Fancy,” shows Dona Arilla and Susan Swaydan “42 ways to make a shawl.” The Harvest Festival is an annual art and craft show at the Pomona Fairplex, which attracts holiday shoppers. This year’s festival was from Dec. 2 through Dec. 4. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Tennille Wright Staff Writer The smell of cinnamon potpourri filled the air while furry string... 

Tough times impact holiday routines

Karlie Bettencourt Staff Writer The holiday season rings in tradition, food and presents, all of which cost money. With the condition of the economy and scarcity of jobs, many students are finding they need to scale back on the holiday hoopla. In an informal survey, 11 out of 15 University of La Verne students said their holiday traditions have changed due to financial woes. “I used to be able to... 

La Verne students adopt kids for holidays

Tennille Wright Staff Writer Residential advisers and residents are doing their part to make the holiday season special, by “adopting” seven children from David And Margaret Foster Family Agency. David and Margaret is an organization that provides services to children and families in need – from acting as a foster family agency to providing transitional housing for youth at risk of homelessness. Victoria... 

Heritage Park offers winter cheer

Heritage Park offers winter cheer
Mark Molina prepares a noble fir Christmas tree at Heritage Park in La Verne on Saturday. His family sets up and sells the trees during the weeks leading up to Christmas. The park is also host to other activities such as concerts, tractor rides and tours of the citrus farm and historical buildings. This year the Assist Volleyball Club will donate four to five Christmas trees to families in need. /... 

News Briefs

LV Christmas tree farm Heritage Park will open its annual Christmas tree farm on Nov. 27. People can come to enjoy the sights and purchase their own fir tree. “Sleigh” rides will be offered for $1 on the weekend. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekends. For more information visit laverneheritage.org or call 909-593-2862. Morgan gets honorary degree On Nov. 8 ULV President... 
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