The Claremont Interfaith Council (CIC) will hold its 27th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday, November 22, Thanksgiving eve, at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Ave., in Pomona.
The council invites all residents of the Claremont community to gather to share gratitude for the bounties we experience as citizens of a nation founded on core principals of freedom and liberty.
A video taken by a local mother who refuses to vaccinate her children has gone viral in recent days, putting the Claremont Unified School District’s policies in the spotlight.
Porsha Rasheed’s video, which was posted to her personal Facebook page on November 8, showcases a tense encounter with a CUSD employee and a school resource officer.
The video shows Ms. Rasheed filming a conversation with the CUSD employee as the officer watches.
Claremont residents Mai Elliott and her husband David Elliott have spent much of their lives studying Vietnam, and recently contributed to Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s hit PBS documentary series, The Vietnam War.
Mr. and Ms. Elliott have served on the advisory board for the series since 2014, and Ms. Elliott, who grew up in Vietnam, was interviewed for seven of the 10 episodes.
The Claremont city council narrowly approved entry into an energy utility alternative program set up by Los Angeles County.
The council voted 3-2 to join the Los Angeles Community Choice Energy (LACCE), a county-led community choice aggregation program (CCA) that allows residents to choose greener energy as an alternative to Southern California Edison (SCE).
The Claremont High School Band will compete this weekend in the California State Band Championships at Huntington Beach High.
“We made it to championships! The kids are very excited about it,” said Melanie Riley-Gonzalez, CHS Director of Bands and Orchestras. “This year is special because we are competing in a higher division than we have ever been and we are being successful.”
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Los Angeles County Fire officials and Claremont Police man a command post on College Avenue on Wednesday afternoon after a construction crew cut a gas line on Bonita Avenue. Police closed streets to traffic in a roughly three-block area adjacent to College and Bonita and evacuated several buildings including the Claremont Public Library.
The hiker who died in Sycamore Canyon on Friday has been identified as an Upland man.
Larry Sidders, 64, died of “sudden cardiac death,” according to Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Mr. Sidders had been hiking in the area around 7:30 a.m. Friday morning.
As construction for the upcoming Pomona College Museum of Art (PCMA) moves forward, a security fence went up last week.
The fencing was placed around the perimeter of the museum site, including the west side of College Avenue, the south side of Bonita Avenue, along the east side of the Library parking lot, the west side of College Avenue and the north side of Second Street.
The Claremont Senior Program is seeking donations for a patio project at the Joslyn Center, and the Rotary Club of Claremont jump-started the pledges by contributing $10,000. All donations will play a vital role in the development and installation of these improvements.
Brownies from Girl Scout Troop 1924 teach the audience at the Claremont City Council meeting how to do the Team Green cheer on Tuesday night. The girls’ chant was part of Sustainable Claremont’s annual report to the council. The scouts do more than just make up chants, they have also planted trees as Sustainable Claremont volunteers. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont residents Chris and Dan Mustoe watch their daughter Lucia create a model town on Friday at Pilgrim Place Festival. The family said that they have visited the festival for the last 15 years and the glue in craft booth, where Lucia made her creation, is a favorite. The annual festival, which is a major fund raising event for Pilgrim Place, ran Friday and Saturday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
On Sunday, November 12 at approximately 10:40 a.m., a male suspect entered Mai’s Salon located at 987 W. Foothill Blvd #B in Claremont, brandished a handgun and demanded money from the employees. The suspect did not receive any money from the business and fled west through the parking lot. He was last seen headed north on Regis Avenue.
Scott Hermelin and Tyler Price, of Boy Scout troop 402, prepare to burn an American flag as the scouts retire worn flags on Veterans Day in Memorial Park. Claremont’s official Veterans Day remembrance, held at 11:00 on the 11th hour of the 11th month, featured comments by Mayor Larry Schroeder, a speech by American Legion Post 78 vice Commander Allen Rodriguez and playing of “Taps” by bugler Steve Collins. The Boy Scouts also participated in the official celebration by posting the American Flag. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The city’s urban forest took a hit in September after 58 city trees were removed, 33 at La Puerta Sports Park, and no new saplings were planted by the city that month.
The news came during the November 1 Community and Human Services Commission meeting where the body was asked to review and weigh in on the tree removal as part of the Foothill Boulevard Improvement Project. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff