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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... 

Community News: Claremont fights cancer with relay

<i>Community News</i>: Claremont fights cancer with relay
John Gilmore, Jezze Tu, Melodi Ramquist, Sandra Patlan and Tahil Sharma lead the YMCA lap at the Claremont-La Verne Relay for Life Saturday. Relay for Life is a community fundraising event to benefit the American Cancer Society. The relay lasted 24 hours, from 9 a.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday. The 30 relay teams raised more than More than $60,000. / photo by Katherine Careaga Veronica Sepulveda Metro... 

Community News: Families join community in egg hunt tradition

Monique Parra Staff Writer La Verne residents joined together to take part in the annual Easter egg hunt early Saturday in Emerald Park and Pelota Park. Hundreds watched as children, ages 1-12, stood anxiously at the red line waiting to snatch one of the 2,000 Easter eggs that were scattered across the grass. “It was a nice day for such a wonderful tradition that so many participated in,” Dick... 

Community News: Local crime on the rise

Veronica Sepulveda Metro Editor Last Friday the La Verne Police Department released a warning to residents about a series of burglaries and attempted burglaries on the 6700 block of Cactus Drive in northern La Verne after residents of that street reported four suspicious looking people around a nearby home. Officers responded and the suspects fled. Later, police were able to catch all four suspects. According... 
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