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Pilot crashes at Brackett Field

Pilot crashes at Brackett Field
A small private airplane hit the finish line display board off Fairplex Drive around 1:30 p.m. Thursday before crashing into the fence of Brackett Field Airport. The airplane was engulfed in flames when the La Verne Fire Department arrived at the scene. The pilot got out safely with minor injuries, but was transported to USC Hospital for observation. / photo by Karla Rendon Kat Simonelli Sports Editor ... 

Day of the Dead is not Halloween

Día de los Muertos, known in English as Day of the Dead, is a sacred Mexican holiday to honor ancestors and recently deceased loved ones in a three-day long celebration from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. It is a beautiful holiday with deep personal meaning and involves making altars for the deceased and presenting the dead with offerings such as food, candle lightings and marigolds. Unfortunately, many people... 

Fairplex houses parking

Fairplex houses parking
Parking attendant Soledad Romero, known by her friends as Sol, greets shuttle driver Victor Majiha Friday at the Fairplex’s Gate 17 parking lot, now known as Lot T. Four shuttles, including a coach bus during peak hours, now run every eight to ten minutes from the Fairplex to the University. The designated drop off/pick up area is in Lot E. / photo by Karla Rendon  Read More →

Lot D closes for construction

Beginning Monday, parking Lot D will be closed until late next year, with commuter students now required to park in the University’s shuttle lots. Set to last until the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, the closure of Lot D, currently the only on-campus lot available to commuters, marks the beginning phase of construction on the University’s upcoming four-story parking structure. “We’d... 

Los Angeles County Fair welcomes La Verne residents

Los Angeles County Fair welcomes La Verne residents
Francis Perez and Nevaeh Acosta, residents of Covina, were surprised by the hospitality of the animals Sept. 10 at the Los Angeles County Fair’s petting zoo, during the Fair’s La Verne and San Dimas Community Day. Sheep, goats and pigs are among some of the animals the Fair hosts on its farm, which includes the biggest petting zoo in California. The Fair is also returning to its agricultural roots... 

Program puts ‘brakes’ on unsafe teen driving

Melissa Gasia Assistant Editor The nonprofit teen advanced driving school Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe, or BRAKES, raised awareness about safe driving and provided teenage drivers with advanced training at a controlled environment Saturday and Sunday at the Fairplex. BRAKES provides a four-hour hands-on defensive driving course for new teenage drivers ages 15 to 19. “I came to get better... 

Battery explosion causes Sheraton fire

At approximately 12:09 a.m. Thursday a fire broke out on the fifth floor of the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel on West McKinley Avenue. The cause was determined to be due to an exploded battery, Los Angeles County Fire Battalion 15 Chief Jesse Vela said. An occupant staying in the Sheraton is participating in the filming of the television show “America’s Got Talent.” The occupant’s act includes... 

Runners embrace colors for cause

Theresa Vasquez, a Los Angeles resident, braces herself for the color dust filled cannons aimed at the crowd during the Graffiti Party. This is her first time attending the Graffiti Run at the Fairplex, having been invited by a friend. The Graffiti Run: The Colorful 5K organization offers its events to people of all ages and states that a portion of its earnings is donated to a variety of local causes... 

Cultural fair honors Irish heritage

Cultural fair honors Irish heritage
Swordsman Sir Jason Houlihan engages in battle on his horse, Shadow, at the Fairplex’s Celtic Faire Saturday. Imperial Knights is a live medieval stunt show that travels internationally. Houlihan has been a part of the Imperial Knights for seven years. The group also teaches the importance of chivalry and the dangers of drugs at schools and Renaissance fairs./ photo by Celine Dehban Brooke Grasso ... 

Quinceañera Expo showcases party options

Erienne Rojas Staff Writer The Quinceañera Expo, held Sunday at the Fairplex in Pomona, was one of the biggest expos of its kind in California featuring more than 100 vendors all under one roof. A quinceañera is a Hispanic and Catholic coming of age celebration, when a girl symbolically becomes a woman at the age of 15. It consists of a church ceremony where the girl makes a commitment to her faith,... 
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