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NHRA enthusiasts gear up for Fan Fest

NHRA enthusiasts gear up for Fan Fest
Jack Beckman talks with Gary Spears from Rancho Cucamonga after Jack Patten took photos of them together during the National Hot Rod Association Fan Fest Saturday in Downtown La Verne. Beckman is a drag racer competing professionally in the NHRA funny car races and is also known as “Fast Jack.” / photo by Kaung Myat Tun  Read More →

Halloween in La Verne

Halloween in La Verne
Trick-or-treating brings the Suniga family from Pomona to Third Street in La Verne on Halloween. The family has been trick-or-treating in La Verne for several years. The houses on the street were decorated, and the House of Praise Church held their Harvest Festival on the corner of Third Street and F Street for all people to enjoy food and games. / photo by Sonora Hernandez Fatima Khawaja, age 3 from... 

Minimum wage hike hard for La Verne shops

Alejandra Aguilar Assistant Editor Recent national polls suggest that a majority of small business owners support increased minimum wages, but a few downtown La Verne business owners are saying otherwise. On July 1, California became one of four states to increase its minimum wage to $9 per hour or higher statewide, though some individual cities across the country have increased their minimum wage... 

Wine walk gives a taste of La Verne

Wine walk gives a taste of La Verne
Cheryl Himebauch, a San Dimas resident, and Nancy Burton, a La Verne resident, cheer to a good night in Gina T Home at the “Sip of La Verne” Wine Walk last Saturday. The wine tasting provided ticket holders with a map, 12 tasting tickets and a glass. Patrons chose from 23 businesses serving wine in downtown La Verne. Each stop provided food to complement their wine. Sanders Towing participated... 

Market provides unique trinkets

Market provides unique trinkets
A variety of vendors set up their posts every week for the La Verne Farmers Market. Some vendors sell typical items, such as food and candles, but some are not so typical. Nara Aguilar sells unique handmade products at her stand, ranging from voodoo dolls to coin purses. The market and family festival is open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday in Downtown La Verne and will continue to attract farmers... 

Student poll compares D Street restaurants

Hayley Hulin Staff Writer During an informal survey, students were asked whether they prefer House of Wings or Lordsburg Taphouse – both popular restaurants in downtown La Verne. Among the surveyed group of 15 students nine preferred House of Wings while six favored Lordsburg. Many preferred the price and environment at House of Wings while others liked the service and food at Lordsburg. “I prefer... 

Sprucing up the sleigh

Sprucing up the sleigh
James F. Skalicky, 67, and wife Lan Skalicky, 66, enter their 1927 Ford Model T in Saturday’s car show in downtown La Verne. Skalicky is a clinical psychologist in Glendora. He is also a professor of psychology at Citrus College. Skalicky is a Christmas enthusiast, and plans to decorate the back of his car with Christmas lights. / photo by Uyen Bui  Read More →

City offers taste of its treasures

City offers taste of its treasures
Jennifer Ciancia, an employee of Chase’s on Third Street in downtown La Verne, provides samples from the menu to guests at the 13th Taste of La Verne at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center Saturday. The Taste of La Verne event features samples of food, wine and a variety of other alcohols from restaurants around and near La Verne. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Christian Orozco Editorial Director Wine... 

LVTV brings spook to community

LVTV brings spook to community
Senior Marilyn Mejia and junior Tyler Harrison host La Verne’s annual “Halloween Spooktacular” event at Mainiero Square Oct. 31. After greeting and interviewing many costumed children, the hosts welcomed La Verne Mayor Don Kendrick. / photo by Uyen Bui Kellie Galentine Staff Writer Mayor Don Kendrick and President Devorah Lieberman were two special guests that appeared on LVTV’s annual “Halloween... 

Fans flock to NHRA Fanfest

Fans flock to NHRA Fanfest
One week before the professional drag racers hit the track at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, the NHRA Fanfest takes place on D Street in La Verne. Drag racing fans from all over came to check out classic cars, racing team information booths, professional driver appearances, and dragster engine revving demonstrations. One of those demonstration dragsters was the world champion 1971 Schultz and Glenn Top... 
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