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
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.
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.
Participation is easy:?Just shop the Claremont Village, bundle your receipts totaling $50, and have receipts validated at Amelie at 132 Yale Ave., Vom Fass on First Street between Indian Hill and Oberlin or at Rio de Ojas at 250 Harvard Ave. Participants will receive one entry ticket for each bundle of $50 receipts.
Workers with West Coast Arborist cut up a large pine tree that fell into the intersection of Eighth Street and Yale Avenue during the rain on Thursday. The fallen tree, which was on the southeast corner of Memorial Park, knocked over a utility pole and forced the closure of Eighth. There is a report that another large tree fell at Berkeley and Harrison at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Local Native American flutist and songwriter Steve Rushingwind won his third Native American Music Award October 12 at the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in New York, and will celebrate with four shows beginning tonight at Claremont’s Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.
“It felt great,” the 58-year-old Pomona resident said of his recent “Nammy” win.
It may actually be a little closer to the winter season, but eventually Claremont gets a good dose of fall color as the leaves drop from the trees. And there's plenty of fall color to go around in the City of Trees, especially hovering over the Claremont Colleges. The weather is going to feel downright winter-like as we get another day of rain on Thursday, followed by sunny skies over the weekend. Temperatures should be downright comfortable with highs in the upper-60s and lows in the 40s. The mountains will have snow, but at higher elevations over 7,000 feet. Mt. Baldy will have mostly rain, with Big Bear getting about six inches of snow. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont Hills Wilderness Park parking permits are available at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont, during regular business hours. The annual permits are $140 and may be used at the north or south parking lots with no restrictions. Claremont residents may obtain a free resident permit with proof of residency. Resident permits may be used in the south parking lot by the Thompson Creek Trail entrance only. For information, visit ci.claremont.ca.us, click on the “Visiting” tab, and select “Claremont Hills Wilderness Park.”
Jennifer Stark, Jed Leano and Ed Reece are officially Claremont’s newest councilmembers, according to finalized results from the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder. Just over 73 percent of Claremont's registered voters turned out to vote on November 8. The LA County average was 58 percent. Let's all give them a hand after a long election season.
The city council approved 4-1 a parking permit program for homes on Harvard Avenue near the Meat Cellar, in response to complaints from residents.
The permits follow complaints from residents that overflow parking for the restaurant is making parking harder for them and their guests, as well as noise complaints from patrons entering and leaving the restaurant.
The Claremont Police Department is getting some help from the school district in the form of some extra space. The council unanimously approved a resolution allowing the Claremont Unified School District to gift three modular buildings to the CPD to allow for more space to help them operate.
Police Chief Shelly Vander Veen told the council the buildings would serve as an interim space.
The eight- and nine-year-old students filed into the multipurpose room at Vista del Valle Elementary School and took their seats on the floor in neat rows.
Laid out on tables in front of the class were musical instruments, along with pictures of The Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.
They fidgeted a bit, like most third graders, but once the presentation started they were all ears.
The Evey Canyon parking area has long been a popular spot for hikers to access the Wilderness Park from the east side. It’s also been a popular spot for car burglaries because of the lack of security and remote location along Mt Baldy Road. This past week, five cars were broken into, usually because of an unlocked car, or valuables in view, making it easy to throw a brick through a window and run.