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Parking structure will open in 2016

Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer The building of a multi-leveled multi-million dollar parking structure was recently bumped to the top of the list for the Campus Master Plan. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2015. “This opens the ability for the Campus Plan to be approved by the city,” said Erin Gratz, president of the faculty senate, Web and instructional technology librarian and... 

Parking is city’s priority

The University’s recent Master Plan has come under much scrutiny, deservedly so. It is a plan that will rely heavily on essential resources and should not be taken lightly. But critics of the plan should realize that the idea of a new five to six story parking structure is not an example of the University going astray, but the city prioritizing parking over the University’s academic plans — a... 

Veterans remember the fallen

Veterans remember the fallen
Lalo Rubio served most of his six year Army career in Germany during the Vietnam War. The one-hour Veteran’s Day program concluded with a prayer at La Verne’s Veterans Hall on Wheeler and Bonita avenues Tuesday. / photo by Helen Arase Kellie Galentine LV Life Editor The grumble of motorcycles vibrated down the street as the Friends of the Fourth riders delivered the colors in the middle of... 

Holden delivers state of the state address

Holden delivers state of the state address
Assembly member Chris Holden delivered a state of the state address for the La Verne City Council meeting on Tuesday. Holden shared information on the California drought, the massage therapy act signed by Governor Jerry Brown and kitchen grease theft. Holden and La Verne city council members praised Gov. Jerry Brown’s massage therapy act because it would penalize sex offenders. / photo by Michael... 

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... 

News Briefs

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... 
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