The Claremont Wolfpack football team is participating in a fundraising campaign to support the family of their JV quarterback, James Brazzill, whose mother, Krista Brazzill, was brutally beaten in the backyard of the Upland home she shares with James.
The attack happened on December 2 at 11 a.m. when Ms. Brazzill was at her residence and heard a man later identified as Armando Ramirez Jr, a 29 year old transient, attempting to break into her house. When she went into her back yard Mr. Ramirez attacked her.
The Pomona College Museum of Art is slowly but surely making its presence felt on the eastern end of the Village.
According to project manager Brian Faber, all of the major concrete has already been poured; all that’s left to do is the landscaping, the interior work, and the electrical and plumbing work.
That said, there are still months of work ahead for the museum; the building is set to be completed by June 2019.
Maliha Naomani is nothing if not a whirlwind.
Within the past year she’s served as California Assembly Delegate to the 41st District, was co-chair of the California Democratic Party’s finance committee, organized Claremont’s version of the June 30 nationwide “Families Belong Together” rally and protests, and last month accepted a position as a political organizer at the state’s largest labor organization.
The San Gabriel Mountains including Mount Baldy were picture-perfect after a recent snowfall in Southern California. So Pixie and I ventured up to the Notch to check out this big change of season. Because we arrived earlier in the day, the pristine wilderness looked spectacular with almost one foot of snow. Take a journey with us as we see the slopes! COURIER video/Peter Weinberger
Pomona College is making excellent progress on building their new museum of art, scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2019. Much of the major outside construction is completed as workers move toward the inside of the building. Because it will take months to move the thousands of pieces of artwork, the new museum won't open to the public until 2020. Check out the progress, both inside and out. COURIER video/Peter Weinberger
GARDEN ALIGHT WITH LUMINARIAS, MUSIC From 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday December 7, 8, 14 and 15, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden will glow with more than 1,000 luminarias in a cherished holiday event, Luminaria Nights. Special for this year, the Garden will transform venues with Japanese lantern installations and traditional Japanese music to celebrate the ongoing Origami in the Garden 2 exhibition, which features large-scale metal origami sculptures.
Journeys are among the most potent raw materials in great art; Grief, growing up, letting go and falling in love, depicted in the best music, film, fiction, painting and poetry, can foster healing, commiseration and understanding.
Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician Tom Freund is part of this continuum. His journey has run from his hometown of New York City to Claremont and around the world.