City of La Verne Feeling Blue

April 19, 2011
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La Verne's senior volunteers have Lou Carro's back. Lou is La Verne's Outstanding Older American.

La Verne's senior volunteers have Lou Carro's back. Lou is La Verne's Outstanding Older American.

How could the city have ever let it happen? On a night when it was honoring the red colors of Lutheran High State-winning basketball team and the green colors of the CIF finalist Bonita Girls’ water polo team, it was Lou Carrow and his Powder Blue Crew of senior volunteers that stole the show at the city council on Monday night in La Verne.

Carro got a standing “O” from the Lutheran and Bonita athletes who usually get most of the plaudits. For the remainder of the year, Carro will reign as La Verne’s Outstanding Older American for his volunteer work with the La Verne Police Department and his other philanthropies.

Meanwhile, the La Verne Lutheran Boys’ Basketball team took bows for finishingthe season with a record of 26-5, including 14-0 in league. The team advanced to the semi-finals of the California Southern Section Tournament and was invited to the State Playoffs. The team went 5-0 in the State Playoffs and won the tournament by beating Bishop O’Dowd in the finals by the score of 64-59. The team is coached by Eric Cooper and assisted by Brandon Lee, Carl Cooper, Andrew Skidmore, Dennis Adams, and John Osorno.

The Mayor and the champs!

The Mayor and the champs!

The team roster is as follows:

Dean Lewis Jay Miller Tide Osifeso Brian Beard Jr., CJ Cooper Jr., Cameron Osorno, McKay Anderson, Eric Cooper Jr., Bruce English, Makr Borgeson Jr., Grant Jerrett, Kevin Payne,Xavier Jones, Alec Terry,

The Bonita High School Girls’ Water Polo team didn’t make it to the state championships, but they did finish the season with a 31-9 overall record and was the undefeated Hacienda League Champions. The Bonita Girls also finished as runner up in the Division V CIF Playoffs. The team was coached by Andy Rosenberg and assisted by Tim Kyle.

This group is even more formidable in the water.

This group is even more formidable in the water.

The team roster is as follows: Lisa Elliot, Anna Zerpoli, Millie Moro, Tori Barron, Jayne Reimel, Emily Randall, Angela Gomez, Megan Snow, Kaylen Lindsay, Lauren Quintero, Audrey Poet, Natalie Rivas, Ambyr Stewart, Haley Williamson, Riley Davis, Juliette Resendez, Sammmy Snow and  Kaitlyn Marston

In other significant City Council news, council members voted to instruct city staff to prepare a report assessing the “associated opportunities and impacts” of acquiring the historic Fruit Exchange Building at 2015 D Street. The building, more recently identified as the University of La Verne’s “Organizational Management” Building, was approved for demolition in 2007. While acquisition costs would be minimal, the expense of retrofitting and restoring the building to city and state codes could prove prohibitive.










































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