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AAUP Meeting The University of La Verne’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 142 of the College of Business and Public Management Building. The AAUP’s purpose and mission, according to its website, is to advance academic freedom and shared governance and to define fundamental values and standards in higher education. All full-time... 

Community raises funds for city

Autumn Simon Staff Writer The La Verne Chamber of Commerce and Bonita High School partnered to hold their fifth annual Community Yard Sale in the Bonita High School parking lot last Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Vendors and community members gathered in the parking lot to sell their used and unwanted items for a good cause. “The goal is to offer opportunities for different people to help the charities... 

Possible Walmart reveals city’s worst

Possible Walmart reveals city’s worst
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Recent discussions of a possible Walmart Neighbor­hood Market opening in La Verne brought up controversial topics focusing on the type of customers the store would attract. Some in attendance spoke out against the “Pomona-type,” saying La Verne is a classy town that should not have a market that will attract their “lower class” neighboring residents. It... 

City calls for roll-back on Walmart

Tyler Harrison Staff Writer La Verne residents packed into the La Verne Community Center Monday to voice their opinions about a proposed Walmart coming to town. Both city officials and Walmart representatives presented information about the possibility of a Walmart Neighborhood Market. Walmart Neighborhood Markets are smaller versions of the traditional Walmarts and are essentially grocery stores. The... 

Community faces voluntary water restrictions

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer The city of La Verne has enacted voluntary water conservation restrictions after Gov. Jerry Brown made a statewide call for regulations at the beginning of the year. The city of La Verne imports 70 percent of its water from the Bay Delta in Northern California and the Colorado River, something common in Southern California due to the large population. Due to the severe... 

La Verne may supply Claremont’s water

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief The Claremont City Council on Tuesday approved a collaborative agreement that could put La Verne in charge of operating and maintaining Claremont’s water system. The Claremont Council approved the Memorandum of Understanding between the two cities with a vote of 4-0. The same document will appear before the La Verne Council at this Monday’s meeting. “This allows... 

Green ribbons raise awareness

Tyler Harrison Staff Writer The La Verne City Council has named the third week of March as “Green Ribbon Week” in hope of raising awareness about mental disorders. At the city council meeting on Tuesday Mayor Don Kendrick, council members, and Tri-City Mental Health Services representatives Jessie Duff, the executive director, and Jaime Holes, the community capacity organizer, gave a presentation... 

City veterans memorial project completed

Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor In remembrance of those who died in foreign wars, the La Verne Veteran’s Memorial, dedicated on May 27, 2013, was recently completed. The memorial stands on the corner of Wheeler and Bonita avenues and the site was just expanded from a humble boulder to a towering granite obelisk. “We say to everyone it was built dollar per dollar, (and) it really was,” said... 

Orange picking has broad appeal

Orange picking has broad appeal
Barbara and Paul Bieau fill bags of oranges with their granddaughter, Jenna Rosbrugh, at Heritage Park’s annual Orange Picking. For $5 a bag, visitors can fill as many sacks as they like. The orange groves are open to the to the public Saturdays starting in January and ending when all the oranges are gone. Tomorrow will be the last day for picking this year. / photo by Veronica Orozco Tyler Harrison Staff... 

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... 
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