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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.
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April 24, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
One of the greatest gifts for a teenager is when a grandfather is able to live long enough to offer life lessons that can be cherished forever. Grant Hockin, a standout senior pitcher at La Verne Damien, was the recipient of such influential advice from the man he called "grandpa," Harmon Killebrew, a baseball Hall of Famer from the Minnesota Twins who hit 573 home runs in 22 major-league seasons. "He always told me to treat everyone with respect and don't take anything for granted," Hockin said.
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NEWS
September 20, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 2.6 earthquake was reported Friday morning one mile from La Verne, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:08 a.m. PDT at a depth of 0.6 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was one mile from San Dimas, two miles from Pomona and three miles from Diamond Bar. In the past 10 days, there have been two earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.
SPORTS
March 31, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 In Southern Section Division 6, La Verne Lutheran (9-0) is looking very strong after the opening month of the season behind 6-foot-5 senior pitcher Lane Henderson, who's 4-0 with 58 strikeouts in 24 innings. Henderson is set to sign a letter of intent next month with William Jessup University, an NAIA school in Northern California starting up a baseball program for the first time. Also signing on April 15 is teammate James Ward, a shortstop who becomes eligible on April 7 after transferring from Bonita.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Jason Wells
A brush fire near a La Verne neighborhood grew from three to 40 acres in just hours Friday afternoon but was 80% contained, authorities said. Helicopters and ground crews battled the blaze, which was expected to be fully contained late Friday afternoon or evening, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Keith Mora. Smoke from the fire was visible from the 210 Freeway as crews worked to keep the flames away from homes.  At one point, television news footage showed flames advancing perilously close to a group of homes situated on the edge of a ravine before water-dropping helicopters doused the fire.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
January 1, 1987
City officials are considering a plan that would grant limited eminent domain authority to the La Verne Redevelopment Agency, one of the few such agencies in the state without the power to condemn private property for public use and purchase it at fair market value. If adopted, the proposal would limit the agency's condemnation powers to mostly large, vacant lots in commercial and industrial areas of the city, said Planning Director Ken Farfsing.
SPORTS
March 7, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
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.
SPORTS
March 2, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
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.
SPORTS
January 29, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
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)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2013 | By Veronica Rocha
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel and Richard Winton
Human trafficking charges against a Saudi royal princess were dropped in an Orange County courtroom Friday after prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to prove she forced a Kenyan woman to work as a domestic servant. The Saudi princess, Meshael Alayban, 42, was charged in July with one count of felony human trafficking after officials had said a Kenyan woman managed to leave her gated community in Irvine and flee, carrying a suitcase and a  U.S. State Department  pamphlet on human trafficking, officials said.
NEWS
September 20, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 2.6 earthquake was reported Friday morning one mile from La Verne, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:08 a.m. PDT at a depth of 0.6 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was one mile from San Dimas, two miles from Pomona and three miles from Diamond Bar. In the past 10 days, there have been two earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.
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