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  • Geneva Hamilton uses adaptive technology to ascend a climbing wall on Monday at Sumner Danbury Elementary School. Paraplegic rock climber Mark Wellman and his company No Limits brought the wall to the campus.

    Geneva Hamilton uses adaptive technology to ascend a climbing wa...

  • Wes Ferson, of No Limits, hooks Joseph Huerta up to a climbing harness on Monday at Sumner Danbury Elementary School. No Limits provides the climbing wall and all of the adaptive technology so that any student can try climbing.

    Wes Ferson, of No Limits, hooks Joseph Huerta up to a climbing h...

  • Paraplegic rock climber Mark Wellman watches from below as a student climbs the climbing wall on Monday at Sumner Danbury Elementary School. Mr. Wellman was injured in a climbing accident in 1982.

    Paraplegic rock climber Mark Wellman watches from below as a stu...

  • Joseph Huerta smiles as he is hooked up to the climbing harness on Monday during an assembly held by No Limits at Sumner Danbury Elementary School. The company brought a climbing wall to the school along with specialty harnesses and equipment.

    Joseph Huerta smiles as he is hooked up to the climbing harness ...

  • Ivy Aldape smiles as she ascends the climbing wall on Monday during an assembly at Sumner Danbury Elementary School. Ivy, who is blind, felt her way up the wall with occasional prompt from below but was able to make it to the top.

    Ivy Aldape smiles as she ascends the climbing wall on Monday dur...

  • Cancer survivors line up for the ceremonial first lap on Saturday during the 2012 Relay for Life Claremont/LaVerne on Saturday at Claremont High School. Thirty-two teams with 410 walkers raised $58,000 for the American Cancer Society.

    Cancer survivors line up for the ceremonial first lap on Saturda...

  • John and Laura Slovik embrace while listening to the opening ceremony Saturday during the 2012 Relay For Life Claremont/LaVerne walkathon.

    John and Laura Slovik embrace while listening to the opening cer...

  • Participants in the 2012 Relay For Life Claremont/LaVerne make a ceremonial lap as a group on Saturday as the annual event kicks off at CHS. The 24 hour walkathon raises money for the American Cancer Society.

    Participants in the 2012 Relay For Life Claremont/LaVerne make a...

  • Ruby Reid, 81, adds a little style to her stride while participating in the Relay for Life on Saturday in Claremont. Ms. Reid’s team had a Willy Wonka theme and donned the appropriate hats to match.

    Ruby Reid, 81, adds a little style to her stride while participa...

  • Mayor Pro-Tem Opanyi Nasiali comforts Cancer survivor Jennifer Johnson on Saturday during the opening ceremony for Relay For Life. Ms. Johnson told her emotional story of discovering she had ovarian cancer while she was pregnant.

    Mayor Pro-Tem Opanyi Nasiali comforts Cancer survivor Jennifer J...

  • Rose Kraemaer-Dahlin, right and Stephanie Gallentine cheer as a group of cancer survivors pass on Saturday during the Relay For Life walkathon in Claremont. The event started out Saturday morning with a survivor’s lap around the track.

    Rose Kraemaer-Dahlin, right and Stephanie Gallentine cheer as a ...

  • Cancer survivor Paula Lago, right, holds hands with her daughter Christal Marlo on Saturday during the 2012 Relay For Life Claremont/LaVerne at the Claremont High School football field. Ms. Marlo was her mom’s caregiver when she was fighting ovarian cance

    Cancer survivor Paula Lago, right, holds hands with her daughter...

  • The Webb Schools junior Aaron DiGiamarino pitches during a recent Gauls’ baseball game. DiGiamarino has a 7-1 record on the season with a1.94 ERA, and 72 strikeouts.

    The Webb Schools junior Aaron DiGiamarino pitches during a recen...

  • Seniors Jacqueline Lee and Momoha Takahashi of The Webb Schools badminton team.

    Seniors Jacqueline Lee and Momoha Takahashi of The Webb Schools ...

  • The Webb School’s baseball team mobs senior Sam Woodward after he hit a second 3-run home run during a recent home game against Rio Hondo. Sam leads all of Division 6 with 32 RBI's so far this season.

    The Webb School’s baseball team mobs senior Sam Woodward after...

  • Dick Newton records a real estate text on Monday at Learning Ally in Upland. Learning Ally, formerly Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, uses an army of volunteer readers to record books so students who need the material can study for classes.

    Dick Newton records a real estate text on Monday at Learning All...

  • An old reel-to-reel recorder that was formerly used by the Learning Ally is in the Foyer of their Upland office. Now the organization records books digitally and has a smart phone app.

    An old reel-to-reel recorder that was formerly used by the Learn...

  • This VictorReader is typical of the playback devices that students use to listen to Learning Ally recordings however they also offer a smart phone app which makes listening to the recordings much more convenient.

    This VictorReader is typical of the playback devices that studen...

  • Board member Gillian Izhar has been involved with Learning Ally for 5 years as a reader and as an organizer for the group. She is now working on putting the group’s annual art auction together which is scheduled for June 3.

    Board member Gillian Izhar has been involved with Learning Ally ...

  • Volunteer Chris Freebert asks Gillian Izhar for clarification on a reader’s note Monday at Learning Ally in Upland. Volunteers read a wide range of books but also can specialize in certain topics that they are comfortable reading.

    Volunteer Chris Freebert asks Gillian Izhar for clarification on...

  • Dick Newton records a real estate text on Monday at Learning Ally in Upland. Learning Ally, formerly Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, uses an army of volunteer readers to record books so students who need the material can study for classes.

    Dick Newton records a real estate text on Monday at Learning All...

  • Claremont resident Chris Freebert prepares to read a book during his shift on Monday at the Learning Ally in Upland. Volunteer readers put in 2-hour shifts once a week recording texts for students who are blind or have other challenges.

    Claremont resident Chris Freebert prepares to read a book during...

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