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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... 

Foothill Transit debuts electric bus

Melissa Gasia Staff Writer Foothill Transit launched its zero emissions fast-charge electric bus line, Line 291, that travels between Pomona and La Verne, Sept. 27 at the Pomona Transit Center. “It charges at the docking station in under 10 minutes and I don’t know about you but my cellphone doesn’t charge that fast,” said Felicia Friesema, Foothill Transit director of marketing... 

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... 
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