September 26, 1985
Responding to city protests, National Hot Rod Assn. officials have promised to take steps to reduce the noise level during drag races held twice a year at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona. Wayne McMurtry, the association's director of development, said the measures may include the construction of a 25-foot wall, permanent bleachers or buildings around the raceway. McMurtry previously had agreed to start future Sunday races at 11 a.m. instead of 8 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
November 23, 1989
The La Verne City Council voted 3 to 2 Monday night to approve a new General Plan, the city's first in 15 years. The plan, which has been 4 1/2 years in the making, further restricts residential development. It also attempts to limit population growth to 4,000 to 6,000 people over the next 20 years, which would bring the city's population to about 35,000. The General Plan is likely to meet legal challenges from developers, according to Bradford Francke, a representative of Lewis Homes.
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.
December 19, 1985
About 25 gravestones in La Verne Cemetery were toppled, probably by mischievous youngsters who occasionally play there, according to Lito Felipe, an administrator for La Verne Cemetery Corp. None was broken, and all have been replaced, Felipe said. Police Capt. D. F. Griggs said he has ordered increased patrols of the area to prevent further vandalism. Griggs said nighttime visitors are chased out of the cemetery by police about once a month. "We've chased lovers out of there," Griggs said.
December 24, 1987
The University of La Verne has received $300,000 from the James Irvine Foundation to renovate Miller Hall, the school's first building, which opened in 1919. Once a dormitory for women, the three-story building was closed in 1969 because it was not considered strong enough to withstand a major earthquake. College spokesmen said the building will be reinforced and the interior will be refurbished.