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La Verne continues holiday traditions

La Verne continues holiday traditions
Mayor Don Kendrick speaks to a crowd of La Verne residents following the eighth annual Christmas tree lighting in Mainiero Square Saturday. / photo by Daniel Torres Alexandra de Leon Staff Writer Old Town La Verne got into the festive spirit of the holidays Saturday in Mainiero Square for its eighth annual Christmas tree lighting and holiday open house. Traditions such as taking photos with Santa,... 

La Verne gathers to celebrate Veterans

Brooke Grasso Metro Editor The Veterans Memorial stands tall and proud on the corner of Bonita and Wheeler avenues, just as veterans and active service members did Wednesday as community members applauded them for their courage at the City of La Verne’s Veterans Day ceremony. “You have given us security, you have given us prosperity and you have given us the greatest nation on Earth,” Maj. Duc... 

ULV breaks ground for parking structure

ULV breaks ground for parking structure
The rubble of Lot D will continue to grow as construction begins for a five story parking structure. President Lieberman led the groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 8 at the construction site. Among the attendees were several donors and Mayor Don Kendrick, who also gave a short speech regarding the negotiations that were required to make this project a reality. / photo by Ben Camacho Cody Luk Online Editor Approximately... 

City elects new councilman, mayor wins unopposed

Mary Castillo, a volunteer at Lighthouse Baptist Church, helps residents finish casting their ballots for the city of La Verne General Municipal Election on Tuesday. After voters put their ballots into the designated drop box Castillo gave them a receipt and an official “I Voted” sticker. / photo by Sara Flores Chris McMahan Staff Writer Tim Hepburn and Charlie Rosales won the two city council... 

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... 

LVTV brings ‘spooktacular’ fun

Liz Ortiz Metro Editor Mayor Don Kendrick, City Council Member Charlie Rosales, University President Devorah Lieberman and children dressed in their Halloween best appeared on LVTV’s live broadcast of the sixth annual Halloween Spooktacular Friday. Seniors Tanya Velazquez and Tyler Harrison hosted the broadcast, entertained the audience with Halloween-themed jokes and handed out candy to trick-or-treaters. “My... 

La Verne premieres Campus West

La Verne premieres Campus West
As a Metrolink train passes by, University President Devorah Lieberman addresses a full-capacity audience from the new softball field at the grand opening ceremony of Campus West on Tuesday. Campus West, the University’s newest athletic facility, will house the baseball and softball teams as well as a recreational field open to student use. The facility, which has full parking lots, sits on Wheeler... 

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... 

La Verne lights up for Christmas

La Verne lights up for Christmas
La Verne Mayor Don Kendrick explains to 2-year-old La Verne resident Ty Ranells which button to press to light up the city Christmas tree at the City Hall on D Street. Ranells later did the honors to officially light the tree at the La Verne tree lighting ceremony Monday. The ceremony included activities and a visit from Santa Claus. / photo by Zachary Horton Two-year-old La Verne resident Ty Ranells... 

Santa, carolers ring in the holidays in La Verne

Santa, carolers ring in the holidays in La Verne
Santa Claus came to town during Bonita High School’s Chamber Singers performance of “Jingle Bells.” Many merry citizens attended the annual tree lighting ceremony at La Verne’s City Hall on Monday. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Julian Burrell Associate Editor The annual La Verne tree lighting ceremony has a long-standing tradition of capturing the spirit and camaraderie of the holiday season,... 
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