It is with sadness that I report that former longtime editor and employee Kathryn Dunn, no longer works for the COURIER. As most of you know, Kathryn was a key reason for the COURIER’s success over the years. But with a pandemic that has raged since March, it continues to make publishing very difficult on a variety of fronts.
A protest organized by Claremont Change drew a small counter protest of President Donald Trump’s supporters on Saturday at the corner of Indian Hill and Foothill boulevards in Claremont. At its peak the Claremont Change group numbered about 100 people carrying signs supporting Black Lives Matter and Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Last weekend a protest organized by local Republicans drew a similarly sized crowd to the same corner. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed cracks in all strata of American society, and one of its most glaring reveals has taken place in education.
School districts in more affluent areas of the country have been able to tap into supplemental financial help from community or nonprofit sources, and colleges with massive endowments have kept the lights on, but some students in less financially robust areas have been left behind. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
During a closed session on Tuesday, the Claremont City Council unanimously appointed Finance Director Adam Pirrie as Claremont’s acting city manager, and discussed the resignation of City Manager Tara Schultz. But city officials refused to say what prompted the unexpected announcement that Ms. Schultz would be leaving at the end of the month.
Following the state’s lead, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that it would loosen the restrictions on private gatherings beginning Thursday October 15. Last Friday the state health department updated its guidance to allow private gatherings of three or fewer households.
It’s been a busy election season and Claremont voters have a long list of decisions to make. But one measure seems to have flown under the radar, even though it will have a big impact on local higher education. The Citrus College Career Education, Repair Affordable Higher Education Measure—also know as Measure Y—would authorize the Citrus Community College District to issue $298 million in general obligation bonds.
District 1 candidate Christine Margiotta will host a virtual meet and greet on Saturday, October 17 at 11 a.m. Info:? www.christineforclaremont.com.
Joe Salas invites Citrus College alumni and students to “A Cup of Joe, with Joe” on Tuesday, October 20 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Rev’d Up Coffee & Classics, 212 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Info: www.joesalasforcitruscollege.com.
Pomona College presents a free “virtual concert” with an on-demand option at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 18, “Of Dreams, Dance and Spirit,” with pianist Genevieve Feiwen Lee. Grammy-nominated pianist and Pomona faculty member Ms. Lee has selected music primarily by women composers.
On Saturday, October 8 technology caught up with an alleged car thief when a 2018 Mercedes equipped with an OnStar security system did its job and led police right to it. CPD received a report of the theft from a Claremont resident the night before. They then utilized the OnStar system to find the Mercedes.
Inter Valley Health Plan offering a host of upcoming free virtual health education and wellness classes designed for adults 50 and older.
Tuesday, October 20, 10 a.m., nostalgic trivia: vintage childhood games, toys and what-not. “Let’s go back to our childhood and remember the things we used to play with, read an IVHP press release. “How many are still around? You will be surprised! Invite friends and let’s have fun!”
As the United States Senate begins hearings on a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg some Claremont resident has erected a “Notorious RBG” scarecrow on the corner of Wagner Drive and Indian Hill Boulevard in Claremont. It’s unclear if the scarecrow is part of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce’s Scarecrow Party, however it is a reminder of the creativity of our local residents. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Friends of the Claremont Library’s long-running Fourth Sundays poetry event takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 25.
The poetry series is for the time being a virtual event, livestreaming over Facebook at www.facebook.com/fourthsundayspoetry.
This month’s reading showcases the work of poets Lynne Thompson and Genevieve Kaplan.
It certainly was a clear day in Claremont Monday, as Santa Ana winds kept the weather hot, dry and cloudless. That didn’t seem to bother these gents at Chaparral Elementary School competing in pickup basketball games as the sun sets. But after a week of lower temperatures, be prepared for the temperature to heat up with mid-90 degree highs through the weekend. The long range forecast however, is for cooler temperatures, similar to last week. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger