Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval packs up cleaning supplies in a trash-filled truck at the 12th annual Pomona Beautification Day Saturday. Hundreds of residents and volunteers from the community worked together at 33 project sites from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers picked up trash, planted trees, helped start community gardens and created what is soon to be Pomona’s first wilderness trail.
Firefighters work to contain a gas leak that caused an emergency evacuation of the Oaks dorms, Barkley Building, Leo Hall and the Arts and Communication building Monday afternoon. The gas line was hit during construction on a fire hydrant on the north side of Oaks A building. Students were asked to stay out of their dorms for three hours and cars in the surrounding parking lots were also inaccessible as starting the ignition could trigger an explosion.
Students in the Oaks dorm were evacuated after a gas leak was detected on the east side of the Oaks A Building Monday afternoon. The smell of the gas wafted down E Street. Housing staff entered each room to evacuate students and open windows to air out the building. Students were not permitted to re-enter their rooms for three hours.
La Verne sophomore first baseman Katheryn Navarro narrowly avoids a tag by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps senior first baseman Briana Halle during the fourth inning of the first SCIAC Postseason Tournament game Friday. The Leopards fell to the Athenas, 2-0.
Senior first baseman Nick Michaels catches the ball mid-air as Whittier catcher Michael Angulo makes it to first during the third inning of the first game of the doubleheader Saturday at Ben Hines Field. The Leopards beat the Poets in both games on Saturday, 10-4 and 7-6.
The University’s Chief Financial Officer Avo Kechichian bikes down Bonita Avenue Sunday for CicLAvia: Heart of the Foothills. Thousands of cyclists and pedestrians took over the streets of San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona and Claremont for the annual event.
Ganesha High School senior Omar Mendez, Pomona High School senior Brenda Gomez and Garey High School seniors Melanie Andreo and Josue Garcia – recipients of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys’ social justice scholarship – lead the 16th annual Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage Saturday morning. Demonstrators marched down Garey Avenue, from the Pomona Unified School District Center to Garey High School, carrying posters of American labor leaders Chavez and Dolores Huerta. Members of the Danza Azteca Toyaacan troupe and more than 100 community members attended.
University of La Verne artist-in-residence Rafael Liebich, on the Steinway piano, and Grammy nominated pianist Aron Kallay, on the toy piano, play “Man on Wiire,” by Isaac Schankler at the “Piano(+)” concert Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. The piece is performed using an accelerometer on a Nintendo Wii controller to adjust the piano’s tone. The performance included seven pieces using pianos, recorded electronic melodies and video installations.
Art Suwansang, senior adjunct professor of photography, photography department manager Kevin Bowman and senior adjunct professor of photography David Bess install a panorama piece for the Carlson Gallery exhibit, “Capture and the Seamless Stream.” The landscape, made in Iceland by Suwansang, is nearly 4 feet tall, 20 feet wide and took five people to install.
Roxanna Pena of Upland, Alexia Madigan of Temple City and Ehmandah Ramsey of San Dimas put together bags of feminine products March 17 at the She Stories headquarters in Claremont. Ramsey, owner of women’s empowerment organization She Stories, hosts monthly “Period Parties” where volunteers pack bags of pads, tampons and cleansing wipes with a hand-written, encouraging note for women in local homeless shelters. Items were donated by the 16 women who packed the items, their respective churches and Target.