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Residents cruise into the holidays

Residents cruise into the holidays
West Covina resident Barry Troup prepares his 1965 Pontiac GTO for judging at the Cruzin’ La Verne Holiday Car Show Nov. 28 in Old Town La Verne. Troup first used his car for casual driving around town when he bought it in 1965, but he later repurposed it for drag races in 1994. The car features a V8 tri-power engine with a four-speed transmission. / photo by Emily Lau Lauren Harchut Staff Writer Hundreds... 

CERT courses prepare for the worst

Cody Luk Online Editor The University of La Verne safety committee is bringing free community emergency response team training classes to ULV students and employees, city of La Verne employees and La Verne residents starting in April 2016. The Los Angeles City Fire Department developed CERT in 1985, and the program is now implemented nationwide. Its purpose is to prepare people for emergencies and... 

Safety fair shares emergency tips

Wayne O’Bannon of Prep and Save shows sophomore business major Jerrol Guidry the various kinds of emergency kits students can keep in the dorms. Prep and Save, located in Upland, sells emergency supplies for many needs and showcased its many products at the University of La Verne’s disaster and preparedness fair Oct. 15 in Sneaky Park. The fair was a part of the Great California Shakeout, an annual... 

La Verne Police and Fire focus on public safety

La Verne Police and Fire focus on public safety
Dave Monday, a firefighter from New York’s Engine Rescue 5, tells San Dimas and La Verne residents Lupe Arellano, Sandra Mendez, Roman Mendez and Karina Mendez the heartbreaking story of a 9/11 fire engine Saturday during the La Verne Police and Fire Departments’ public safety open house. Out of 14 crew members on the engine, there was only one survivor, Bill Spade. / photo by Megan Peralez Melissa... 

LVFD prevents fire at Park Campus

LVFD prevents fire at Park Campus
A La Verne firefighter leaves the scene of an incident in the University of La Verne’s Park Campus at Arrow Highway and Park Avenue on Tuesday. The firefighters saw no flames, only smoke caused by an electrical arc. Several University offices and departments were temporarily relocated from the Park Avenue location to the Bonita Building / photo by Helen Arase Kat Simonelli News Editor Jolene Nacapuy... 

High temperatures almost start fire

Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor Kat Simonelli News Editor The La Verne and Los Angeles County fire departments acted quickly to prevent a fire at the University of La Verne’s Park Campus facility located next to the Shuttle Lot on Arrow Highway Tuesday afternoon. At around 2:40 p.m., a transformer located in the back of the buildings began smoking; it had apparently overheated due to high temperatures. The... 

Open house shakes up awareness

Open house shakes up awareness
Victor Castaneda, a second year in the fire fighting academy at Mt. SAC, guides 3-year-old Asher Baker in spraying a hose at balloons at the Public Safety Open House Saturday. Baker is the son of Aaron Baker, assistant professor of psychology at the University of La Verne. The open house was held along D Street where police cruisers lined the streets open for anyone to sit in for a tour. / photo by... 

Transformer explosion causes evacuations, power outages

A transformer at the Oaks residence hall parking lot behind Barkley Building blew up in two explosions Thursday afternoon causing power outages and evacuations across the east side of campus. Both the Barkley Building and the Barkley Annex were evacuated, Matthew Luna from the ULV Evacuation Team said. “We were right in the middle of class and then we heard something, and I looked out the window... 

Community News: LV residents participate in 22nd Citizen’s Academy class

Candice Nuñez Staff Writer The La Verne Police Department is sponsoring a 10-week educational program that offers community members unique insight into life on the police force. For the 22nd Citizen’s Academy class, approximately 22 community members, including some students, attend a weekly Wednesday night class designed to enhance community awareness of the various police department functions. “I... 

Firefighters test new equipment

Firefighters test new equipment
Because Vista La Verne and the Campus Center exceed the City of La Verne’s height restriction, the city charges the University annual fees to pay for fire and other public services required for these buildings. The La Verne Fire Department takes the time to demo new equipment. The 79-foot extending Aerial Cat Ladder allows the firemen to reach high places. / photo by Zachary Horton  Read More →
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