What makes Claremont—Claremont? That can be a tough question to answer given there are so many different opinions. There are obvious answers like quality of life, activities, schools, civic involvement and culture, just to name a few. But there’s one aspect of Claremont that’s easy to overlook, yet plays an important role in shaping the city. Architecture is seen everywhere, but after a while turns invisible to the eye. Yet it always around to be seen. So let's see how the architecture of yesterday, influenced the Claremont of today. Video production by Matt Weinberger
Claremont is once again trying to craft an ADU ordinance that satisfies the state’s new standards.
The planning commission voted 6-1 Tuesday evening to send the city’s new ADU regulations to the council for adoption. The lone no vote came from commissioner Douglas Lyon, who vehemently opposed the idea of the state mandating housing regulations.
The seventh annual Brews & Bros Fest will take place this Saturday, January 25 from noon to 4:30 p.m.
The afternoon event will feature more than 80 craft beers, wines, ciders and live musical performances, with funds going to the Claremont Educational Foundation’s grants program for public schools. Expect added revelry as Last Name Brewing celebrates its 17th anniversary.
The term “renaissance woman” may be a cliché, but one is hard-pressed to find a different descriptor for Claremont teen Jacqueline Cordes. The 17-year-old Vivian Webb junior has so many interests it’s difficult to cover them all in one news feature. She is a dedicated pianist who practices for hours a day learning complex pieces. She is a polyglot, who is conversational in Japanese, Chinese and American sign language. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
You know things are going to go well when you call Peter Case and the first thing you hear when he picks up is a harmonica solo. “It’s gonna be a musical interview,” the 65-year-old singer-songwriter said. “You just ask me a question and I’ll play a musical answer.” Okay, what have you been listening to lately? [A soulful blues riff erupted in response.]
“Does that answer your question?”
The Claremont Police Officers Association (CPOA) has claimed the city wants to do away with salary surveys and give raises to police management.
In a statement given to the COURIER last week, the CPOA accuses the city of proposing to “forever eliminate the widely established practice.” Salary surveys are a regular process in contract negotiations.
Seventeen-year-old Jacqueline Cordes has a wide range of interests that include piano, Chinese language and technical theater. Last year she combined two of her interests creative writing and drawing and won a sweepstakes award and a first place ribbon at the Los Angels County Fair.
It’s been a little over a week since Chris Darrow died, a truly unexpected and devastating event that took most of us by surprise.
Since last Wednesday, tributes from friends, family and his many fans have flooded social media. A lot of people have gushed about his musical talent (rightfully so) and how Chris influenced them to pick up a guitar or a banjo or to dive into their art.
Claremont resident Tracy Brennan leads a yoga class recently at Claremont Yoga in the Village. Ms. Brennan opened the business 11-years-ago and she now added a partner and oversees multiple classes with over 20 instructors. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Charles Koch Foundation has awarded $5.4 million to Claremont Graduate University’s computational justice lab, which uses data and social sciences to assist and inform efforts to reform the criminal justice system.
Under the leadership of Greg DeAngelo, who serves as the lab’s founding director and is an associate professor of economics.
The seventh annual Brews & Bros Fest will take place Saturday, January 25 from noon to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at https://www.brewsandbrosfest.org/.
The afternoon event will feature more than 80 craft beers, wines, ciders and live musical performances, with funds going to the Claremont Educational Foundation’s grants program for Claremont public schools. Expect added revelry as Last Name Brewing celebrates its 17th anniversary.
The district’s woman of the year will be invited to the state capitol to be introduced on the assembly floor and be given a special resolution honoring her contributions to the community and the state.
“There are some people who are born geographers, whether they know it or not,” said Michael Phoenix, and he most certainly would know it. The 79-year-old has spent his entire life in a state of near constant wanderlust, visiting more than 120 countries.
“If you take a five year old, and put him in front of a map, and he’s fascinated—why a five year old would be fascinated with maps I don’t know, but I run into them every once in a while, and I was one of them, one of these little kids who loved to sit and look at maps,” Mr. Phoenix said.