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Bonita Principal Derek Bub thought he was going to be an FBI agent and still dresses like one, but he decided to become Bonita's educational sheriff instead.
There’s a new education sheriff in town, and his name is Derek Bub, principal of Bonita High School. Actually, he took over in the fall of 2015 from the retiring Bob Ketterling who masterfully guided Bonita for 17 years as principal. In handing over his duties and responsibilities to Bub, Ketterling’s advice was succinct: “Here […]
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Allen Yang began as a Cub Scout at the age of 10 and continued his involvement with the Boy Scouts of America without interruption. During his years as a Boy Scout, he earned 41 merit badges, went on many camping trips, participated in three summer camps, and provided service to more than 16 Eagle Scout […]
 The students of Ramona Middle School in La Verne will soon enjoy a state-of-the-art sports and physical education facility distinguished by a modern porcelain-clad entrance. Designed by Rachlin Partners, an award-winning architectural firm located in Culver City, the 15,445-square-foot facility is currently under construction and scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2017 with […]
The Damien High School Robotics Team has become one of the most dominant programs in Southern California. Competing in the VEX Inland Empire High School League, Damien has qualified four teams to the state championship. At the VEX Inland Empire League Championships on January 21 hosted by Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Riverside, […]
What does recent history tell us? Damien’s football field was named after its great coach Dick Larson. Similarly, the Spartan’s ball yard was named after longtime athletic director Tom Carroll. You can find both stories on LaVerneOnline. Meanwhile, Bonita’s football field has long donned the name of Glenn Davis, the high school’s multi-sport star who […]
Dusted by Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, devastated by diabetes for 44 years, hunched by scoliosis and slowed by a stroke that has impaired his speech and his mobility, Ray Ritchey of Monrovia is nevertheless as steady as a rock. The rock analogy fits because the former financial manager and analyst, now 71, is […]
La Verne Little League welcomed the start of its 60th season under beautiful blue skies on March 16, while showcasing an emerald green infield, starch-white championship banners fluttering over the snack bar, a ring of palm trees standing like sentries over the outfield and an overflow crowd of proud players, parents, relatives and friends ready […]
It’s unlikely that First Lady Michelle Obama, the inspiration behind the “Let’s Move” movement, will be attending La Verne’s first Family Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., but just about everybody else will be there. The brainchild of Dr. Afshin Mehr, owner of La Verne Family Chiropractic, […]
People, people, people, do you realize we have one of the finest independent bookshops in all of Southern California right here in our backyard? These repositories of literary gold are becoming so rare that we must do everything we can to protect and preserve these treasures. So, please visit Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop […]
The Rotary Clubs and Chambers of Commerce of La Verne and San Dimas are proud to present the Annual State of the School District Luncheon on Feb. 21 at the Meeting House at Hillcrest, 2705 Mountain View Drive in La Verne. Dr. Gary Rapkin, Bonita Unified School District Superintendent, will present the address. The Bonita […]