March 7, 2014 |
Ventura St. Bonaventure, Westlake Village Oaks Christian, La Verne Damien and Glendora St. Lucy's have won their arbitration cases against the CIF Southern Section and will remain in their current sports areas for the upcoming re-leaguing cycle from 2014-18, according to the decision announced Friday by a retired judge. It will force the schools in the Northern Area, Mt. SAC and parochial areas to meet again and restart their re-leaguing process. Those areas already had created new leagues without the four schools.
March 2, 2014 |
Lights, camera, action! It's time for some arbitration hardball. Attorneys representing four private schools and the CIF Southern Section will gather Tuesday and Wednesday to present their arguments as part of a binding arbitration hearing to determine whether Ventura St. Bonaventure, Westlake Village Oaks Christian, La Verne Damien and Glendora St. Lucy's will have to switch sports leagues in the fall. It's similar to one of those Major League Baseball arbitration hearings, in which the team and the player each submit a contract figure and the arbitrator chooses one. In this case, each school will present its arguments, the Southern Section will present its response and the arbitrator will make a decision within a week.
January 29, 2014 |
With a little more than two weeks left in the high school basketball regular season, there are some teams trying to figure out if they should really celebrate after a victory, considering each win moves them closer to being selected for the new Southern Section Open Division playoffs, where powers Santa Ana Mater Dei, Los Angeles Loyola, Etiwanda and Corona Centennial figure to land. There's speculation some teams would be perfectly happy taking a loss or two just to avoid being selected for the Open Division, but don't tell that to surging Chino Hills (18-4, 5-0)
December 30, 2013 |
Another Los Angeles bookstore is closing its doors. Mrs. Nelson's Toy and Book Shop , a children's book store located in La Verne, has announced it will close in early 2014 -- most likely before January is out. A final sale began on Friday. "It's economic," owner Judy Nelson told The Times. "Retail shopping is changing. " Big-box stores, discounters and online sales provided too much competition, she said. None were a factor when Mrs. Nelson's Toy and Book Shop opened in La Verne in 1985.
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November 19, 2013 |
A Glendale man killed himself Monday morning when he shot himself in the chest while sitting inside his car in the La Verne Police Department parking lot, officials said. Los Angeles County coroner's officials identified him as 59-year-old Roger Hickson, who police Lt. Tom Frayeh said lived in Glendale but worked at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California in La Verne. Hickson pulled into the Police Department parking lot about 6:50 a.m. He then drove into the sally port, where he was stopped, and sat inside his car for a few minutes, Frayeh told the Glendale News-Press . Moments later, police heard a gunshot.
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September 20, 2013 |
For the second day in a row, Southern Californians were rattled by earthquakes Friday morning. After the United States Geological Survey reported a 3.9-magnitude quake in Borrego Springs after 11 p.m. Thursday, a 2.6-magnitude temblor was registered in La Verne about 2 a.m. Friday. The quakes come after La Verne experienced a series of temblors - including two above 3.5-magnitude - just a day earlier. More than 360 people reported feeling the Borrego Springs quake, with one person 150 miles away in Thousand Oaks feeling the shaking, according to the USGS website.