La Verne loses World War II hero William Douthett
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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 family, [...]
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 guard Kevin Payne, [...]
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 of [...]
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 as [...]
Myrna Long Wheeler, respected local educator, dedicated volunteer and active church leader, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9 at her home in San Dimas after fighting acute myeloid leukemia for several months. She was 70. Having graduated from La Verne College (now the University of La Verne) in 1960, Wheeler served 25 years as a member [...]
You may know Brad Eastland as The Sports Philosopher for LaVerneOnline, but he was also a dear friend to Jim Coleman, who died unexpectedly on May 11. Through Brad, I also had the pleasure to meet Jim several times over the years, but it was only through Brad’s article, published before Jim’s sudden passing, in [...]