He sleeps with a police scanner next to his bed running 24/7, he keeps clothes laid out so he can hop into them and run out the door to cover something he heard on the police scanner at 3 a.m.
La Verne alumnus Alex Vasquez started out reporting in Palm Springs after he graduated in 2005 and worked his way up to working for NBC 4 News, where he has been reporting as a photojournalist for the past nine years.
With what feels like every day bringing news of another shooting in a constant string of reminders that there is no sign of the senselessness stopping any time soon—and with last week’s San Bernardino shooting feeling a little too close to home, it only makes sense that some kind of precautionary measures be implemented at ULV.
Eric Bishop, a University of La Verne alumnus, who also held several positions at La Verne – including associate dean of academic advising, journalism professor and Campus Times adviser – was recently appointed president of Ohlone Community College in Fremont, California. He starts July 6.