The city council heard from Edison about the recent extended power outage on Friday, February 23, which caused many businesses in the Village to close for long periods of time.
The planned outage for the Second Street vault project was initially supposed to last from 9 p.m. on February 22 to 6 a.m. on February 23. Instead it lasted well into that Friday afternoon, frustrating merchants and forcing some businesses to close for the day.
The sky may have been threatening, but the people were friendly as the Claremont Farmers and Artisans Market got into action on Sunday morning in the Village.
The event is sponsored by the Claremont Forum and has been a weekend staple for 18 years. However, in January a Southern California Edison construction project forced the market to move from its home at Second Street adjacent to Indian Hill Boulevard.
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Rria Cruz-Soto has been the principal at Mountain View Elementary School for almost four months but she loves her new school and the diverse student body. Ms. Cruz-Soto moved to California when her husband took a job as dean of students and associate vice president nearby at Cal Poly Pomona. When she saw the job opening at Mountain View she knew it was the perfect opportunity for her. She was previously the principal of Seymour Dual Language Academy in Syracuse, New York. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Ten-year-old Braelyn Combe is ready for the pie eating contest to begin on Saturday during the Claremont Pie Festival in the Village. Rain clouds that blanketed the area on Friday parted for beautiful, if not a bit cool, weather for the sixth annual pie fest. Besides the pie eating contest the event featured, vendor booths, music, pie making demonstrations, an apron contest and plenty of pies. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
With the various weather systems blowing through the Southern California area over the past several days, bringing much needed rain and plenty of clear skies, it's actually starting to feel a little like winter out there. It also makes downtown Los Angeles quite visible almost 35 miles away as seen from Base Line Road and Padua Avenue. Claremont should get a little more rain Friday night, but the skies will clear and by Monday we could see temperatures hovering around 70. But rain is on the way and by Wednesday and Thursday over an inch is expected to fall. We'll see if the weather forecast holds up. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
CALLING CHOCOLATE BUNNIES: Today is the last chance to donate chocolate Easter bunnies to La Verne-based nonprofit Sowing Seeds for Life. The charity hopes to collect 200 of the confections to hand out to needy children at its March 21 Easter pantry. Sowing Seeds for Life is located at 1350 Arrow Hwy., La Verne. More info is at sowingseedsforlife.org, (909) 293-7735, extension 232, or via email at email@example.com.