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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
For the fifth year, Damien High School placed on the Washington Post’s “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” list. Established in 1998, the annual ranking identifies schools that have done the best job in preparing students to take college-level courses and tests. Only 12% of the 22,000 U.S. public and private high schools made the list […]
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 […]
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 […]
I swear there’s one guy who gets more air time than either President Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney, and he is actor Bill Cobbs. The ubiquitous actor, who appears in the current ABC sitcom “Going On” with Matthew Perry, has been in Star Trek Enterprise, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, The […]