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Golfing for HEROES

Golfing for HEROES
La Verne alumnus Joel Harworth tees off while Russel Domingo, Domingo Marquez and Jerald Jones watch. The fourth annual HEROES golf tournament was held earlier this month at the Via Verde Country Club in San Dimas. The event put on by HEROES, which stands for Helping Establish a Remembrance of Every Service, also featured food stands and other activities. / photo by Sonora Hernandez  Read More →

Beer fest brews fun flavors

Beer fest brews fun flavors
Kevin Caracno, Isaac Jaurigue and Alex Rodriguez get a taste of Hollywood Blonde beer from the Great Beer Company at the California Beer Festival in Bonelli Park on Saturday. Pretzel necklaces were the portable bar snacks of the day, but vendors were selling everything that compliments the beverages from garlic fries to sliders. / photo by Helen Arase Russell R. Silva Staff Writer The smell of tacos... 

Parks create dog-friendly territory

Parks create dog-friendly territory
John Giambalvo and his dog, Charlie, take a break at the Claremont Pooch Park as they wind down from a game of fetch. The leash-free park brings dogs from around the area together, welcoming all with free tennis balls and dog water fountains. / photo by Veronica Orozco Liz Ortiz Staff Writer Although three of the local dog parks – Baldy View Dog Park in Upland, Horsethief Canyon Dog Park in San... 

Sheriff’s Roundup helps inform L.A. voters

Gabriela Krupa Staff Writer As the election for the next Los Angeles sheriff draws closer, Keeping the Good in Our Neighborhood organized the Sheriff’s Roundup Candidates Forum Monday evening in San Dimas. The event introduced voters to the candidates while allowing them to see where each candidate stood on issues affecting the department and their area. “At other forums, I see the same people... 

San Dimas show gets wild with art

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Tucked behind the San Dimas Civic Center, the 17th Annual Wildlife Art Show carried on in full force over the weekend of Oct. 19-20, displaying to visitors and artists alike the beauty and brilliance of the natural world. Approximately 800 people attended the two-day event. Twenty-one different artists were all crammed together in the civic center hall with displays... 

Western Days Rodeo rounds up community

Western Days Rodeo rounds up community
Courtney Cline of Arroyo Grande, Calif., competes in the barrel-racing event at the 19th Annual San Dimas Western Days Rodeo. The event took place Saturday and Sunday with events including bronco riding, bareback bronco riding, bull riding, tie-down wrestling, steer wrestling, team roping and barrel-racing. / photo by Sarah Golden Julian Burrell Staff Writer This weekend, the San Dimas community... 

Community News: Track meet fun for all ages

Monique Parra Staff Writer San Dimas welcomed parents and students to San Dimas High School for the 43rd Annual City Olympics Track and Field Meet last Saturday, April 20. Track athletes from Allen Avenue Elementary, Ekstrand Elementary, Shull Elementary, Gladstone Elementary, Lone Hill Elementary, Holy Name of Mary and home-schooled children were invited to participate. Physical education teachers... 

Community News: Garden benefits community

Monique Parra Staff Writer From feeding neighbors from a single seed to now feeding over 6,000 people each month, Sowing Seeds for Life provides groceries twice a month to families who live in Los Angeles County between downtown Los Angeles and Claremont. Sowing Seeds for Life, a non-profit organization, began in 2007 when Vicki Brown, CEO of DPI Labs, decided she wanted to give back to her community. Starting... 

Community News: Families join community in egg hunt tradition

Monique Parra Staff Writer La Verne residents joined together to take part in the annual Easter egg hunt early Saturday in Emerald Park and Pelota Park. Hundreds watched as children, ages 1-12, stood anxiously at the red line waiting to snatch one of the 2,000 Easter eggs that were scattered across the grass. “It was a nice day for such a wonderful tradition that so many participated in,” Dick... 

Food Court: Casa del Rey finds success despite obstacles

Alex Forbess Food Editor With challenges like employee training, resource management and developing a strong clientele, it looked difficult to survive in the restaurant business. One shot is all that it takes to have a family-owned restaurant survive or become another failed American Dream. “Family businesses just suck,” said Art Rey, owner of Casa del Rey in San Dimas. Yet Casa del Rey has not... 
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