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Flames engulf Pomona building

Flames engulf Pomona building
Pomona Police Department received a call at approximately 3:52 p.m. regarding a fire Monday at 700 E. Harrison Ave. The site was a vacant commercial building and firefighters are still investigating the cause of the fire. Although the owner of the building did not have insurance, there was speculation he planned to demolish the site. After the flames were extinguished, firefighters remained on the... 

Pomona art center showcases LGBTQ archive

Gabriella Chikhani Staff Writer Students in the Archiving as an Activism class at the University of La Verne helped construct the “The Body and the Archive” art exhibit in the Pomona dA Center for the Arts, which documented the representation of the lesbian and gay community. The archive was displayed Nov. 24 to students and community members and closed Nov. 30. Adjunct faculty member, Katrina... 

Pomona book festival honors reading

Pomona book festival honors reading
Storyteller Adrienne Riley, as her character Granny Goodbook, reminds children to maintain good reading habits, Saturday at the Pomona Civic Center. As Granny Goodbook, Riley performs as a grandmother who promotes literacy and reads children books at the library. A group of children gathered around her as she started her act, which was the first at Pomona Reads!, a celebration of children’s literacy,... 

West Nile virus swarms L.A. County

Cody Luk Online Editor The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District recently identified West Nile virus in mosquitoes and birds in several local cities. Multiple samples of the virus have been found in Claremont, Covina, Glendora, Industry, Pomona, San Dimas and West Covina, and it has a high potential to infect humans. Los Angeles County health officials announced Tuesday, that a... 

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... 

Groups lend helping hands to city

Volunteers Natalie Mendoza and Amber Lopez help paint the School of Art and Enterprise in Pomona Saturday. This was one of the nine volunteer activities that started at 8 a.m., as part of Pomona Beautification Day. The event was designed to bring volunteers of all ages to help local organizations with their various city projects. Those helping out at the School of Arts and Enterprise painted doors... 

Collectors reclaim memories at Antique Row

Michaela Bulkley Staff Writer Fourteen antique stores and more than 100 vendors showcased and sold their valuable antiques and collectibles Saturday at the Antique Row Collectors Street Faire in Downtown Pomona. Antique Row holds the Street Faire on the last Saturday of every other month to bring vendors and treasure hunters to this hub of collectibles to find nostalgia in items and people alike. “I... 

‘Universe’ honors women artists

'Universe' honors women artists
Artist Rosa Elena Osicka discusses her work with Karen Feuer-Schwager, another artist featured in the 11th annual Women International Exhibit at the Latino Art Museum in Pomona March 14. Osicka’s piece, “My Own Universe – Autumn,” is a collage made of embroidery, lace, other fabrics and oil paints. The collage features nine trees, which Osicka has rendered to represent different facets of life.... 

Mentors create safe haven for girls in Pomona

Deonah Cendejas Staff Writer The University of La Verne’s Shades of Essence fosters motivation and support for young girls at its Beautiful Butterflies mentoring program every Wednesday at Pomona High School. The club promotes diversity and mentors young girls. Shades of Essence is a multicultural club for empowering women and embracing women’s various cultural backgrounds, said D’nae Lewis,... 

IVHS and assemblymen host Adoptoberfest

Hal Hargrave Staff Writer The Inland Valley Humane Society and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals brought love to the month of October with its Adoptoberfest event, which is providing families in the area an opportunity to adopt animals for free. Local assembly members Chris Holden, of Pasadena; Freddy Rodriguez, of Chino; and Roger Hernandez, of West Covina teamed up with the IVHS... 
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