Writer: Echelle Avelar

Where the Canyon Meets the City

From its rustic canyon border in the north where the riotous call of the coyote sends chills up the spines of small dogs, to the hidden mobile park cities with their aluminum siding self-contained communities, to the uneasy handshake with Pomona that stretches from Grove Street to Fulton Avenue, La Verne’s eastern boundary is a study in contrasts.

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Bilingual Education: Diversity in the Classroom

What Luisa Lopez’s bilingual second grade class does for appreciating language and culture is what Shakespeare did for appreciating great literature. This is not just a class that provides knowledge in English and Spanish, but one that utilizes language as a tool.

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