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Dragsters rev celebratory engines

Veronica Orozco News Editor Drag racers of all kinds filled the streets of Old Town La Verne Saturday afternoon for the second annual NHRA Fan Fest. “We had a huge turnout from not only fans but La Verne residents and the rest of the community,” Dana Mariotti, marketing manager for NHRA said. Mariotti and the city of La Verne worked in cooperation to plan and promote the 48th annual Auto Club Finals. Behind... 

Seasonal market keeps spirits up

Seasonal market keeps spirits up
On Thursday nights in Downtown La Verne, local venders come together and set up booths on “D” Street for a community farmers market. At this booth, sophomore communications major Jessica Rivera, sophomore criminology major Ashley Harris and sophomore broadcasting major Emily Morrow ask about the price on an Alice in Wonderland painting. / photo by Ryan Gann Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer Handmade... 

House of Wings takes flight

House of Wings takes flight
Amanda Patron and Ana Ivanova work as servers and bartenders at Old Town La Verne’s new restaurant, House of Wings Sportsbar, which opened April 7. In the spot that was once home to Ellsworths’ Stationers, the restaurant features a full bar and an extensive list of beer on tap and in bottles. House of Wings features two happy hours, the first from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the second from 10 p.m. to... 

Village Inn keeps it in the family

Village Inn keeps it in the family
Ramona Shuemate, who goes by “Ramona From Pomona,” serves up plates of eggs, hash browns and sausage. Ramona has worked at Roberta’s Village Inn on D Street for more than 15 years. Francisco Ramirez, who worked at the restaurant as a cook for more than 12 years, bought the café in 2010. Roberta’s is popular for breakfast and for pot roast. / photo by Candice Salazar Veronica Orozco Staff Writer Roberta’s... 

Classic cars showcased in Old Town La Verne

Classic cars showcased in Old Town La Verne
Louie Gonzales (left) shows his 1969 Dodge Charger R/T at the annual Cool Cruise 2012 Car Show on Saturday in Old Town La Verne. Gonzales purchased the car in 1968 and has cared for it ever since. The car show invaded the streets of Old Town with over 400 participants, and many more spectators, who enjoyed fresh food, friendly people, classic cars and hot rods. Cool Cruise was originally proposed to... 

New salon brings color to Old Town

New salon brings color to Old Town
Julie Heuring from San Diego stops by Roots Hair Salon, which was opened by Amanda Clarke in January, to get her roots touched up. Heuring has been a customer of Heather Repee’s for over two years, and Repee has been styling hair for more than 10 years. Roots also offers a braid bar at the La Verne farmer’s market every Thursday night. / photo by Candice Salazar Shelby Nelson Staff Writer An array... 

La Verne gets a business boost

Allison Lavelle Staff Writer In an apparent upturn of the economy, Old Town La Verne is finding its businesses thriving and full of customers. After a period of time where there were several empty stores, the area around the University will be getting more businesses to fill the once vacant spots. According to Eric Scherer, the city of La Verne’s principal planner, there will be two brand new businesses... 

Chase’s Wine Bar hosts beer tasting event

Chase's Wine Bar hosts beer tasting event
Andy Dale, who co-owns and handles the marketing side of the Dale Bros. Brewery, distributes three different beers to the patrons of the new La Verne hot spot, Chase’s Wine Bar and Beer. The beer tasting event was held last weekend to help determine which of the Dale Bros. beers would be put on tap alongside the already popular brew Pomona Queen. / photo by Andrew Vasquez Ashley Lyn Sourapas Staff... 

Halloween tricks, treats are caught on camera

Halloween tricks, treats are caught on camera
Cousins Parker (Darth Vader) and Will (dressed in a Cars Shirt), were brought to La Verne’s annual Trick or Treat Festival by their grandmother, Sheryl Roy. Roy said they have attended this event for the past four years. Employees in the shops of downtown La Verne hand out candy to children in costume to celebrate the event. / photo by Cameron Barr Allison Lavelle Staff Writer Darth Vader and Boba... 

Granny’s Yogurt livens up downtown

Granny’s Yogurt livens up downtown
Freshman art major Keoni Colson shares a frozen treat with Ariel Le at Granny’s Yogurt on Monday. Granny’s Yogurt, located on the corner of D and Third streets in downtown La Verne, offers a large variety of yogurt flavors and toppings. Customers serve themselves and pay by the ounce. In addition, the store offers boba teas, smoothies and cold drinks. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Brianna Means Staff... 
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