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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... 

Cause of La Verne fire unknown

Cause of La Verne fire unknown
On Friday afternoon a brush fire broke out in La Verne near Broken Spur Lane above Baseline Avenue. The fire burned nearly 27 acres of land and destroyed at least one structure despite the efforts of firefighters on the ground and aircraft dropping water. The Erickson Aircrane helicopter can carry up to 2,650 gallons of water for fire fighting. / photo by Hunter Cole Mariela Patron News Editor As of... 

La Verne and most local cities fairly safe

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Despite a reported increase in homicide rates in Pomona, La Verne, Claremont and Montclair continue to be some of the safest cities to live in. Since 2010, the city of La Verne has reported no homicides along with the city of Claremont. Montclair has reported two homicides since 2010, according to City-Data.com, a website that collects and analyzes data to create profiles... 

‘Mr. La Verne’ left his mark on city

'Mr. La Verne' left his mark on city
Robert Rodriguez is honored at the annual President’s Gala in 2009. He died from respiratory failure July 6. / file photo by Rafael Anguiano Des Delgadillo Staff Writer A longtime fixture in La Verne’s public service sector, City Councilman Robert Rodriguez died July 6 from respiratory failure. He was 83 and in the middle of his eighth term on the council. Mr. Rodriguez spent his entire life... 

Council appoints Ingels

La Verne’s search for a new city council member ended with former La Verne police chief Ron Ingels selected to finish out the term of Robert Rodriguez, who died July 6. Chosen over 17 other candidates, Ingels will serve on the council until March 2018. While traditionally council members are to run for election, La Verne City Hall decided to appoint rather than have elections since it would cost... 

City makes University pay for new traffic lights

Clo Hidalgo Staff Writer The University of La Verne funded two left turn signals on the corner of D Street and Arrow Highway, which went into service last month. The traffic light cost the University $75,000, and came out of the Vista La Verne budget. The traffic light had to be placed in order for ULV to be able to build Vista La Verne. “We submitted a traffic study saying that we thought the intersections... 
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