by Angelique B. D’Silva
So many things to do, to see, to try, but so little time. Students are probably wondering what is there to do, at such a small school and community. Although the University of La Verne is not surrounded by franchises, it is fortunate to have small, Mom and Pop businesses and restaurants that have a sociable ambiance.
If Italian food is imperative, try Warehouse Pizza on ‘D’ Street. Warehouse Pizza is renowned for having the best pizza in town. Junior Irina Sardaryan enjoys going there because, “It’s a nice place to go with your friends and get away from our chaotic schedules.” It is also a perfect locale to watch different sport activities on television, amongst other avid sports fans.
If time is a factor, the Bowl House offers healthy fast food choices at affordable prices. It may look like a hole in the wall, but the food is excellent and inexpensive. It is also a great place to go with your friends, while passing time until class starts.
Going to the movies? Edwards 12 is located on Foothill Boulevard. There are a variety of films to choose from and there is no reason to get bored waiting for the movies to begin; junior Cameron Hurst said he likes going to Chili’s Restaurant to “kick back and eat appetizers.”
Other restaurants to visit around La Verne because of their refreshing setting are Café Allegro on Third Street, Café Dunya on Bonita Avenue, Mediterranean, Roxy’s Café & Cantina on ‘D’ Street and El Merendero on Fairplex Drive, serves Mexican food.
According to Enrique Guitérrez, El Merendero is not even comparable to other popular Mexican food restaurants. He said, “El Merendero is supreme and needs not fear any competition.”
An event people enjoy attending is the Los Angeles County Fair, which runs through Oct. 1. It is a great place to go and immerse oneself in the different events and activities. One of the current exhibitions is the Expedition of Earth. This exhibition probes into earth’s creatures, habitats and their environments.
Other events going on in the fair include horse racing and concerts. Creedence Clearwater Revisited will be playing tonight and Tower of Power will perform tomorrow night. An excursion for the young and old adults is Gravity Zone Skate park, where inline athletes will perform and contend. It will also give an opportunity to the public to go out and skate. The Asian Festival and the Fiesta Village provides an array of authentic crafts, food, entertainment, dances, Mariachi and much more.
People who enjoy the nightlife or need to get away from school or work, can go to Nick’s, a local bar. Senior Victor Garcia enjoys going to Nick’s because of their “friendly atmosphere.” Other areas of interest are Dave & Buster’s in Orange and Ontario, The Block at Orange, Old Town Pasadena and 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, all of which are fun places to go and with friends or take a date. It has a medley of stores, restaurants and movies.