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Pomona Boys and Girls Club promotes learning

Autumn Simon Staff Writer Children from Madison and Cortez Elementary Schools as well as teens from Garey and Diamond Ranch high schools gather at the Boys and Girls Club of Pomona Valley after school on weekdays to get help with homework and participate in events. About 100 members between the ages of 6 and 17 attend the club during the school year and more than 250 attend in the summer. The Pomona... 

Pomona PD honors Law Enforcement Week

Erum Jaffrey Staff Writer The Pomona Police Department’s open house on Tuesday allowed the public the opportunity to take a look inside the department and see what day-to-day operations are like. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., curious visitors strolled in for guided tours of the department, led by police personnel. The event coincided with National Law Enforcement Week, which pays homage to officers who... 

La Verne clubs mentor high school girls

La Verne clubs mentor high school girls
The women of ULV’s Shades of Essence and the Black Student Union clubs come together with the Beautiful Butterfly Network every Wednesday at Pomona High school. The group of high school and college women shares stories, gives advice and help one another. The Butterfly Network was started about a year ago by LaShonne Mitchell (standing), a teacher at Pomona High School, to create a strong sisterhood... 

Pomona honors Denim Day

Karla Rendon Arts Editor Mayor Elliot Rothman and City Council members Ginna Escobar and Debra Martin honored the city’s annual Denim Day Wednesday at the Pomona Civic Plaza. Denim Day originated in 1997 after an 18-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her 45-year-old driving instructor in Rome. “The event brings a lot of awareness to an issue that is not usually talked about,” said Brittaney... 

Possible Walmart reveals city’s worst

Possible Walmart reveals city’s worst
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Recent discussions of a possible Walmart Neighbor­hood Market opening in La Verne brought up controversial topics focusing on the type of customers the store would attract. Some in attendance spoke out against the “Pomona-type,” saying La Verne is a classy town that should not have a market that will attract their “lower class” neighboring residents. It... 

Little cars bring big fun to Fairplex

Little cars bring big fun to Fairplex
Bryan Fenwick drives his custom made scooter powered miniature Volkswagen bus at the 34th annual Southwest Unique Little Car Show on Saturday. He came all the way from Peoria, Ariz., to catch a glimpse of old classics and new models. The NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona hosted the event last weekend. / photo by Veronica Orozco Kristine Delgadillo Staff Writer The National Hot Rod Association Museum... 

Pomona community reduces homelessness 54%

Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor The recently released report, “The State of Homelessness in Pomona” for 2013, found that through community support, the homelessness rate in Pomona has decreased 54 percent from 1,389 reported homeless in 2002, to 633 in 2013. According to the report, the large homeless population Pomona faced between the late 1980s and early 2000s caused the city council to come... 

Pomona blood drive disappoints

Pomona blood drive disappoints
Elisa Vazquez, who works at the Starbucks in downtown Pomona, gets her blood drawn by Red Cross worker Cinthia Lerma on her way back from work Feb. 19. The Pomona Police Department held its Battle of the Badges blood drive with the Red Cross in front of the Pomona Public Library. Vazquez said she enjoys giving blood because “It’s exciting knowing that I am doing something positive for the community.”... 

Unexpected treasures entertain at Art Walk

Veronica Orozco Metro Editor Lights that wrapped around replicas of cast iron streetlights and hung off of trees illuminated the night as music and laughter filled the air at Saturday’s Pomona Art Walk. Shoes to Fill, a jazz band that has played at the Art Walk for two years, performed old jazz band, blues and swing covers. “It’s a very nice, laid back atmosphere and everyone is very friendly,”... 

La Verne and most local cities fairly safe

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Despite a reported increase in homicide rates in Pomona, La Verne, Claremont and Montclair continue to be some of the safest cities to live in. Since 2010, the city of La Verne has reported no homicides along with the city of Claremont. Montclair has reported two homicides since 2010, according to City-Data.com, a website that collects and analyzes data to create profiles... 
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