Saturday, November  28th, 2015 at 5:33 pm
  • The Corner Store

    Want a little trip down memory lane? Remember the corner grocery store? On a trip last summer I went by my childhood home, took the turn past the house to the corner where I enjoyed many a cold Dr. Pepper on a hot summer day...and sure enough, my favorite corner grocery store . . . was gone.

  • Hometown Students Place in Top 6 in National Competition

    Andres Gannon and Trevor Chenoweth from Damien High School in La Verne, gave a superior performance in Policy Debate at the 2008 National Forensic League National Tournament, placing among the top six debate teams in the nation. Andres and Trevor beat out 198 other teams to earn this distinction.

    Policy Debate requires students to evaluate resolutions of policy in a team format. Policy Debate is one of 10 main events at the NFL National Tournament, an event which attracts overt 3100 students from all 50 states and as far away as the Pacific Island, Korea, and Singapore. This year’s NFL National Tournament was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 15-20.

    The National Forensic League is the nation’s oldest and largest speech and debate honor society. Its mission is to promote secondary school speech and debate activities and interscholastic competition as a means to develop a student’s lifelong skills and values, as well as the public’s awareness of the value of speech, debate and communication education.

    For more information about the NFL or this news items, please contact NFL Executive Director J. Scott Wunn at (920) 748-6206.

  • Personal Technology

    Last month we learned about the new laws in California governing cell phone use in the car. Essentially if you are driving and use your cell phone, you have to use a hands-free device to keep both hands available to drive.

  • Action-packed 23rd Industry Hills Pro Rodeo Raises Funds for Children in Need

    City of Industry – Tickets are on sale for the 23nd Annual Industry Hills Pro Rodeo at the Industry Hills Expo Center, at 16200 Temple Ave., City of Industry, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11 and 12. Top performers of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association will compete for $32,000 in prize money.


    CLAREMONT — Fatima Elkabti, a resident of San Dimas was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Scripps College in Claremont. Elkabti is a Senior, majoring in Biology and English.

  • Personal Technology

    Now that July is here we have two new laws on the books that will affect you and your children if you use a cell phone in the car while driving.

    A quote from the California Highway Patrol Website: The first law prohibits all drivers from using a handheld wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle. (Vehicle Code (VC) §23123). Motorists 18 and over may use a hands-free device. The second law prohibits drivers under the age of 18 from using a wireless telephone or a hands-free device while operating a motor vehicle (VC §23124).


    SAN MARINO — Ever since Dr. Victor Vener founded the California Philharmonic 13 years ago, the orchestra has been renowned for its eclectic range of programming, from Bach, Beethoven and Brahms to Bernstein and The Beatles. Yet, as its upcoming summer season proves, Cal Phil also offers its patrons a choice of venues. Music lovers can take advantage of the warmer weather and attend an outdoor series of concerts on Saturday nights at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden in Arcadia or they can travel downtown on Sunday afternoons to revel not only in the music but the world-renowned architecture and acoustics of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

  • Dr. Garbis Der-Yeghiayan Appointed President of the Multicampus American University for Humanities

    The Board of Directors of the American University for Humanities (AUH) recently announced the appointment of distinguished La Verne scholar, prominent university administrator and visionary Rotary International leader, Dr. Garbis Der-Yeghiayan, President of Mashdots College in Glendale, California, one of the affiliate institutions of higher education of the AUH Global Network, as also the President of the university, responsible for its global operations, effective immediately.

  • Hometown Educator Wins Prestigious National Award

    The National Forensic League (NFL) is proud to announce that Mr. Chuck Ballingall of Damien High School in LaVerne, has been inducted into the National Forensic League Hall of Fame. To qualify for this prestigious national honor, an individual must devote at least 25 years of service to the NFL or be retired from the League. Since the inception of the Hall of Fame in 1978, only 144 members have been inducted.

  • Paper or Plastic?

    Neither. Try a reusable shopping bag instead.

    The City of La Verne, in partnership with the California Department of Conservation, is providing up to 3 free reusable shopping bags to La Verne residents while supplies last.


    Why is La Verne giving out reusable shopping bags?

    The convenience of paper and plastic bags comes at a cost to our environment and to our community. Because the City of La Verne is committed to creating a sustainable community, the City invests in tools and programs that offer significant returns. We want La Verne to continue to offer an amazing lifestyle and be a vibrant place to do business, and the quality of our environment is a crucial component of that vision.