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  LA VERNE, California, November 10, 2017 — The early college pre-season news hasn’t been good. Three UCLA basketball players have been detained in China on the suspicion of  shoplifting sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store. Their plight could upend UCLA’s season before it even starts.   You would think all players would know the […]
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LA VERNE, California, November 2, 2017 — Not everybody was at the Dodger game on Wednesday. A few stayed home in La Verne to watch the official ribbon-cutting and unveiling of the new Ramona Middle School gymnasium, a 15,445-square-foot facility built for $6.5 million. Funding for the two-year project, which can seat up to 1,424 […]
One La Verne tradition going back decades is the Grace Miller Fall Festival, where estimated crowds of 3,000 ghouls, goblins and Grace Miller roadrunners annually turn out for an evening of family fun marked by cakewalks, endless games, food trucks and booths, and challenging recreational activities, plus a great DJ. Here are a few photos […]
Brittany Massro. Now there’s a soccer blast from the past. In her freshman year at Bonita High School, (2001-02), she helped lead her team to a CIF ladies soccer championship from her goalie position. She was a varsity starter all four years. After graduating, and red-shirting her freshman year because of a broken left ankle, […]
LA VERNE, California, October 3, 2017 — When a gunman opened fire on the crowd that had come to watch Jason Aldean perform at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, several people with La Verne or Bonita High School connections were there in what has now become the […]
LA VERNE, California, September 26, 2017 — New Roynon Principal Tammi DiGrazia understands honoring history and tradition more than most.   Just consider her own pedigree. Her father is the great thoroughbred trainer Bert Sonnier, who won the 1969 Santa Anita Handicap (then the richest race in the world) with Nodouble, who was twice named […]
When James Ellis was selected as principal of Ramona Middle School in La Verne, the Bonita Unified School District knew it would be hiring a leader, innovator and a competitor.   As for the latter, Ellis, a former gymnast with the University of Illinois, has never lost a handstand challenge to one of his Ramona […]
LA VERNE, California, September 21, 2017 — Rain wasn’t the only nice surprise that landed on the University of La Verne campus on Thursday morning. A 78-person-strong contingent of high school students from Southeast Academy in Norwalk visited the University to experience a day of college life — and they certainly got their money’s worth. […]
Grace Miller has a new principal with some BIG ideas. Tomeika Carter doesn’t just want to give the 467 kids on her watch an education, she wants to give them an experience.   So what better way to drive that lesson home with parents, students and staff than to have all your kids on their […]
LA VERNE, September 10, 2017 — I was heading over to cover some Pop Warner Football at Bonita, hoping that I might catch Pat Bearse leading his young troops into battle. Oops, no football. Team was away this weekend! Well, you can’t go back to the office empty-handed. What would my editor say? It reminds […]