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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... 

Claremont offers hike with tarantulas

Julian Burrell Staff Writer The Claremont Wilderness Trail is a rugged earthy escape that is easy for locals to find. “Around here it’s one of the better hikes that you can find,” said Gabriela Krupa, a freshman political science major, who was hiking the rugged trail recently despite the humid weather. “I always enjoy going because I like the little bit of peace that hiking provides you with,” The... 

Community enjoys monthly bird watching treat

Community enjoys monthly bird watching treat
Neil Gilbert leads his group of birdwatchers on a two-hour walking tour of the loop at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden in Claremont. He started as a guide for the botanical garden 20 years ago when he found his love for bird watching. Bird watching is available the first Sunday of every month with free admission. The garden is open daily and student admission is $6. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Monique... 

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: Claremont warns residents of crime increase

Veronica Sepulveda Metro Editor The Claremont Chamber of Commerce hosted a presentation “Take a Bite Out of Crime” Wednesday for the Claremont Police Department to inform business owners of some ways to secure their businesses. Crime alerts have been sent to the email inboxes of Claremont business owners due to recent crime increases in Claremont. “The Chamber is very proud to put on this event... 

Community News: Garden benefits community

Monique Parra Staff Writer From feeding neighbors from a single seed to now feeding over 6,000 people each month, Sowing Seeds for Life provides groceries twice a month to families who live in Los Angeles County between downtown Los Angeles and Claremont. Sowing Seeds for Life, a non-profit organization, began in 2007 when Vicki Brown, CEO of DPI Labs, decided she wanted to give back to her community. Starting... 

Community News: Permits now required at park

Monique Parra Staff Writer The Claremont Wilderness Park, with its spectacular hiking trails and stunning views, will no longer be completely free to all. Beginning today, those parking in the Wilderness Park lot north of Mills Avenue, will be required to display a permit or pay a meter fee. The city of Claremont has added a parking lot to hold 150 vehicles with parking meters. The fees are necessary,... 

Theater Review: ‘School House’ is a rockin’ good time

Annunciata Williams Staff Writer The Theater Experience of Southern California brought back childhood memories of “School House Rock” during the hit performance at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont on Saturday. Close to a hundred kids performed the Saturday morning musical with exceptional actors and energetic youngsters. “It was charming,” Leatrice Latts, a grandmother of one of the actors,... 

Eureka Burger titillates taste buds

Eureka Burger titillates taste buds
Leslie and Adrian Bergh complete their day at Eureka Burger in downtown Claremont. Adrian Bergh is a junior in high school and came with her mother, Leslie, from Galt, Calif., to visit prospective colleges. Leslie ordered the original burger, while Adrian ordered the Loma Linda vegetarian burger. Eureka Burger has been open for almost one year and offers more than 10 different burgers, including a... 

Alumna works to build new playground

Amanda Nieto Arts Editor The bell rings to signal the start of recess. Classrooms of excited students rush out onto the playground for a time of carefree play; however, for the students at Danbury Elementary their playground is lacking. Danbury Elementary is a special education school in Claremont that teaches about 70 students ranging from preschool to 6th grade who have physical disabilities or health... 
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