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New downtown smoke shop raises eyebrows and city revenues

New downtown smoke shop raises eyebrows and city revenues
Downtown La Verne’s newest business is the Smoke Shop which opened Feb. 15. The owner, Isaac Farraj, grew up in La Verne and has owned several businesses over the last 10 years. Farraj’s shop offers various flavored cigarettes; different cigars, pipes and tobaccos; and other smoking paraphernalia, including bongs and hookahs. / photo by Candice Salazar Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Downtown La Verne’s... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Responding to a letter of Nov. 19, I agree with the city of La Verne that a traffic signal at the intersection of C and Bonita is not justified. We admire ULV students and faculty sensible enough to park north of Bonita and walk to the campus, avoiding the annual parking fee. There is ample space to park on city streets. Crossing Bonita at C sometimes requires a short wait until the stream... 

Commercial space is not necessary

A residence hall is a place for students to congregate. With couches, rooms and a place to study, a dorm building should be the last place one would think about shopping. By spring of 2011, the University will start building its new residence hall east of the Campus Center to facilitate the large increase of students to campus and to improve living conditions for those who currently live in older... 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, This is in reference to the Campus Times article, “Athletics could lose facilities with new campus construction” (Nov. 12). While this is a good article that addresses a topic of concern to student and student-athletes, it unfortunately appears that this did not include the most current information prior to printing the article, and this has created some factual and philosophical misrepresentations. It... 

Farmers market may go year-round

Idea is met with mixed feelings Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer The city of La Verne holds its farmers market on Thursdays throughout the summer months on D Street on the east side of the University of La Verne. The market’s run has recently been extended to December and discussion to let it go year-round is ongoing. The market’s extended run, however, has been a source of some friction between... 

Concert commemorates military

Concert commemorates military
The sun was shining down on a beautiful La Verne day as the youth of the Bonita Unified School District sang praises for the men and women of the armed forces. Saturday afternoon the City of La Verne, the Bonita Unified School District,the Chamber of Commerce and the VFW Post 12034 partnered together to host the First La Verne Armed Forces Day Concert at the Glenn Davis Stadium. “This was a great... 

Heritage Park welcomes children for Spring Squeeze

Debbie Allison Staff Writer More than 150 preschool and elementary school children gathered at Heritage Park on March 18 to catch a glimpse of La Verne’s past at the seventh annual Spring Squeeze. Beginning March 9 and ending March 19, mornings at the Weber Ranch portion of the park were reserved for children from local schools. While attending, they came and learned the “ins and outs” of La... 

Professors take pride in video award

Professors take pride in video award
The Pride of La Verne, a film that previously won the Accolade Award, was shot by Mike Laponis, Shane Rodrigues and Don Pollock (left to right). The three were chosen as the winners of the Award of Excellence from the Broadcast Education Association for their film. The film contained interviews and history on the city of La Verne./ photo by Nicholas Mitzenmacher Erin Foltz Staff Writer A video made... 

La Verne aids Haiti earthquake victims

Rachel Smith Staff Writer The devastating earthquake in Haiti has led the La Verne community – including the University of La Verne, city of La Verne and Church of the Brethren – to join hands and provide relief for the victims of this devastating natural disaster. “People want to help and trust that our organizations will make that happen,” said Janet Ober, associate pastor of the La Verne... 

Penalties assigned for water waste

Angie Marcos LV Life Editor La Verne has placed mandatory water restrictions on its residents, including the University of La Verne, requiring everyone to use less water or pay penalties. A drought is in effect in the Northern California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, which has put limitations on the amount of water Southern California receives, said Jeannette Vagnozzi, administrative superintendent... 
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