Any resident of the city of La Verne can tell you that La Verne is a relatively safe area and a small town. Aside from the plethora of duties involved in being a police officer in this city, writing parking tickets is perhaps one of the responsibilities that keeps a La Verne police officer most busy throughout his or her day.
How many people have accidentally rolled a little too confidently past the La Verne Police station after noon, neglected to park their car in a space on campus with all four tires completely within the two solid lines, or even worse, left their car parked outside on one of La Verne’s quiet, shady streets after 2 a.m.?
It is late afternoon in the city of Santa Cruz. The parking attendant is making her rounds, and she stops at a meter that has just expired. She draws out her pad of tickets, ready to cite the owner, when out of nowhere, a boisterous, red-nosed, colorfully adorned clown jumps in front of her, drops some change into the meter and gives his trademark Bozo laugh.
The lack of parking at La Verne has drawn some audible whines and complaints from students this semester. And none too few have also been given tickets issued consistently by the La Verne Police Department, as well.
Snug up against the foothills, in the middle of suburban neighborhoods, the cobblestone Rubel Castle, operated by the Glendora Historical Society, continues to carry on one man’s dream of never growing up by offering tours.
Allyson Brantley delivered a presentation titled “Which Roads Lead to an HSI? The Palomares Colonia, Demographic Shifts, & the Transformation of the University of La Verne” before about 35 community members Nov. 26 in Quay Davis Executive Boardroom, with some joining on Zoom.