The margin narrowed again Tuesday between candidates Zach Courser and Ed Reece in the Claremont City Council race.
According to the LA County Registrar-Recorder, just 44 votes separate Mr. Courser and Mr. Reece for the third-place spot. According to Claremont city clerk Shelley Desautels, there are 990 ballots left to tally for Claremont. Those final votes should be posted on Friday, November 16 between 4 and 5 p.m. at lavote.net. Ms. Desautels, in an email, stated that the county didn’t indicate what number of votes remaining were provisional and how many were vote by mail.
The Claremont public library will move back to the Village on Monday, November 26 at 10 a.m. The newly-renovated library will reopen at 208 N. Harvard Ave. after being at its temporary location, the Hughes Center, for many months.
Library patrons are invited to enjoy programming throughout the day for kids, teens and adults. The library project included renovations to the public restrooms, adult area and circulation area, the installation of a new HVAC system and a new gender-neutral/family restroom.
The city of Claremont will host its holiday promenade and tree lighting ceremony this Friday, November 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Village. Downtown businesses will participate as holiday “cheer stops” by providing holiday treats.
El Roble Intermediate School physical education teacher Chris Molloy marks student’s hands as they complete each lap on Tuesday during the school’s annual Turkey Trot fundraiser. The event is in its tenth year with students soliciting donations from family and friends to fund improvements and maintenance for El Roble’s fitness lab. According to fellow PE teacher Debbie Foster, Mr. Molloy’s classes have raised the most money each year. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Newly relocated from Alaska, retired Army Colonel Richard D. Anthony salutes during the playing of Taps on Sunday during the annual Veterans Day observance in Memorial Park. The brief ceremony included a flag raising ceremony by Boy Scout Troop 407, remarks from local officials, a short speech by US Navy Quartermaster Ned Mason and patriotic music from the Claremont High School marching band. During his remarks, Claremont Mayor Opanyi introduced his father in law, Colonel Anthony, who has just moved into Claremont Place with his wife Betty Lou. Mayor Nasiali also noted that his Veterans Day speech was likely his last public duty in over 16 years serving the city. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Friends and family of Leslie Pray remembered her as a kind and gentle person. Over 100 people attended a candlelight vigil for Ms. Pray, 54, on Monday night to pay tribute and remember the Claremont resident. The vigil took place in front of the home on Mills Avenue, the spot where she was hit by a car and killed while riding her bicycle Saturday morning. Ms. Pray’s life partner of nine years, Betsy Hipple, called her “absolutely my beloved.”
Family, friends, and community members from Claremont and across the nation whose lives were touched during his lifetime are mourning the loss of John David Maguire, 86, who died October 26 after suffering a massive stroke.
A resident of Claremont, he was an accomplished civil rights activist, president emeritus of Claremont Graduate University, and a formative agent of change who inspired the lives of many through his example, his family shared.