Bill Neill traveled the world, filming its many treasures, but La Verne was always his home and his favorite subject to the end. The gifted filmmaker died on Saturday Nov. 12 of pancreatic cancer. He was 82. Trained as a teacher at what was then La Verne College, he was naturally curious, with few things […]
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Galen and Doris Beery, who were killed in an automobile accident on Oct. 11, were eulogized at a Saturday memorial service at La Verne’s Church of the Brethren on Oct. 29. Doris’ daughter Tonya Tyler shared how Galen had covered the couple’s bedroom ceiling with a depiction of the Milky Way galaxy as a tribute […]
La Verne loses World War II hero William Douthett
Manny Hernandez III, a Roynon Elementary student who always lit up the room and brightened the lives of everyone who knew him, passed away last Friday, Dec. 2. For much of his life, he bravely battled to overcome childhood infections due a condition called hypothyroidism. He was 11 years old. Manny is survived by his […]
Writer and friend Ricardo Tomboc pays tribute to Pearl Harbor hero.
La Verne resident Richard McKee, an open-goverment advocate for two decades, passes unexpectedly.
Winning a basketball championship, La Verne Lutheran certainly knows how to deal with the “highs” of sports. Now they’re dealing with the lows. Over the last several days, the team and the school have been mourning the loss of three beloved individuals close to the program. They are: Kevin Payne, Sr., father of LHS senior shooting […]
The local community came together at Holy Name of Mary on Friday to celebrate the life of Peter Kuzmickas who entered eternal life on April 4, 2010.
The start of spring training evokes powerful memories. The tingle of fresh horsehide in the palm of your hand, the intoxicating scent of freshly cut Bermuda grass and the sight of powdery white chalk lines and finely crushed brick dirt fanning across the infield return a grown man to his youth. For Peter Dewhurst, father […]
Johanna Louise Gruen passed away peacefully on Jan. 10, 2010. She is survived by her children and their spouses Joanne and Ed Morrissey; Gerry and Laurie Gruen; Linda Hall; Patti and Tim Silvera; Mary Smith; Rick and Kathleen Gruen; and Canice and Chris Barbone. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren […]