One of Em Bohlka’s many defining qualities was her willingness to go out of her way to help people. It was a trait recounted again and again by friends and family who knew her best. Ms. Bohlka was one of the 36 people who lost their lives in the Oakland Ghost Ship fire on December 2. She was remembered as a kind, thoughtful and hilarious soul who was just embarking on a new chapter in her life.
Gabrielle Starr, a highly regarded scholar of English literature whose work reaches across neuroscience and the arts, has been selected as the 10th president of Pomona College, the college announced Thursday.
As dean of New York University’s College of Arts and Science, Ms. Starr leads NYU's 7,000-student undergraduate liberal arts college, oversees its $130 million budget and coordinates the undergraduate experience.
Claremont is fighting back and urging the court to overturn its tentative decision against the water takeover.
The city’s legal representatives have accused the court of multiple errors in judgment in their 79-page rebuttal to LA Superior Court Judge Richard Fruin’s tentative decision.
The decision, handed down on November 10, ruled in Golden State Water Company’s (GSW) favor and rejected the city’s claim of eminent domain over the Claremont water system.
Walking into Some Crust is like walking into a time capsule. The old walls are full of stories of Claremont’s past and present as the floor fills with people shuffling in to get their morning coffee and pastries. Many Claremonters are familiar with this city institution, and have grown up along with it. “I’ve got kids working for me now who used to come in as toddlers,” Larry Feemster, who bought the bakery in 1997, he said.
Plans for the Pomona College Museum of Art are continuing to move along.
The Claremont Architectural Commission pored over the site plans for the proposed new location of Renwick House on November 30. The house is scheduled to be moved across the street to make room for the upcoming museum.
Claremont voters will have an election this March after a third candidate qualified this week. Anthony Grynchal has officially entered the race.
Mr. Grynchal, who also goes by “Mr. Claremont,” a moniker he had formally trademarked in 2014, is a real estate associate with Re/Max Champions in Upland.
“Claremont is my hometown,” Mr. Grynchal said. “My fiancée and I just bought our dream home here. I love Claremont but, more importantly, I love the people.”
The On the Same Page committee of the Friends of the Claremont Library is sponsoring a community gathering to talk about the world of immigrant children. “They arrive in America, often facing a mystifying new language, wondrous new foods and a dizzying array of new traditions,” a press release stated. Author Firoozeh Dumas writes about such experiences in her book, Funny in Farsi.
Santa Claus greets young visitors on Saturday during the Holiday Promenade and Tree Lighting in the Claremont Village. The annual event featured festive music, a real reindeer, visits with Santa and of course the tree lighting. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
One week after an anti-Muslim letter made local waves and national headlines, interfaith leaders and residents gathered at the Islamic Center of Claremont (ICC) to show support.
The gathering Wednesday evening included local religious leaders as well as city officials such as Claremont Mayor Sam Pedroza and Pomona Mayor-elect Tim Sandoval. Mr. Pedroza called for unity and support for all faiths and cultures.
Claremont Unified School District is seeking interested individuals to serve on the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee for Measure G.
On November 8, Claremont voters passed Measure G, a $58 million bond measure that authorized funding for district facilities repairs and upgrades, as well as new construction projects.
In a move we would all do well to emulate, a local man has countered the bruising and divisive just-completed election cycle with a sharp turn in the opposite direction.
Claremont’s Stu Olsen is spearheading a rocking fundraiser for House of Ruth on Saturday, December 3 featuring a wide array of local musicians paying tribute to Neil Young at the Black Watch Pub in Upland. The event gets underway at 8 p.m.
There are a number of construction projects taking shape along Base Line Road in Claremont that are in different stages of development. While two of the projects involve new homes, the third is moving forward quickly to build a Whole Foods Market just east of Monte Vista Avenue. It will anchor a much larger retail center with shops and housing. We take to the air in a video to see how these projects are going. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont resident Sally Seven, Mayor Sam Pedroza, and Islamic Center of Claremont President Basem Aweinat listen to the comments of Joseph Salas during an interfaith gathering on Wednesday at the center. The meeting was called after the mosque received an anonymous threatening letter that was also mailed to other Islamic centers in California. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff