Chris Bray loves two things most in the world. The first is his family. The second is digging through archives, feeling history come to life as he sifts through old papers and artifacts.
Mr. Bray—a 2002 Pitzer graduate, onetime COURIER reporter and author—began diving into the latter pleasure in 2008.
A heritage oak is moved on Tuesday afternoon from behind Renwick House to its new home across the street on the nortwest corner of Wig Beach on College Avenue. Workers from Senna Tree company used a massive crane and flat bed truck to safely move the roughly 40-foot tall tree. When in the ground, the oak exceeded the height of the 1900s two-story, late Victorian home. The Renwick House itself will also be moved, with Pomona College and the city giving a six-week time frame for the project. The site at College and Bonita behind the public library is being cleared to begin construction on the Pomona College Museum of Art.
COURIER photo/Kathryn Dunn
Movie fans, rejoice — the Claremont Film Festival is coming to town.
The ninth annual iteration of the event, held at the Claremont Laemmle Theatre, kicks off Thursday, May 18. Festival organizer Vince Turner says this year’s theme, “We. The world,” reflects the international nature of the films themselves.
“The films are from different countries and also depict things going on in different countries,” says Mr. Turner.
On Friday April 21, the Claremont Police Department received numerous calls from residents regarding thefts from unlocked vehicles. The thefts are currently reported in the neighborhoods of Bishop, Aurora, Black Hills and Benedict, and likely occurred overnight. There is currently no suspect information.
Police remind residents to lock their vehicles. Anyone with information related to these crimes is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.
Record Store Day, the international celebration of good old-fashioned, brick-and-mortal retail music outlets, is commemorating its 10th birthday on Saturday, and Claremont’s venerable Rhino Records is ready to party. Rhino, at 235 Yale Ave., open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, will be putting out dozens of exclusive, not-available-anywhere-else items.
Sixteen of Scripps College’s 17 resident advisors went on strike April 13 to protest an alleged lack of support from the administration after the suicide of fellow RA Tatissa Zunguze in March.
The RAs presented Scripps President Lara Tiedens with a list of demands, which include the resignation of Dean of Students Charlotte Johnson, extensive changes to financial aid, increased mental health resources and a restructuring of the RA role.
The pros and cons of police body cameras were discussed by Claremont Police Chief Shelly Vander Veen Tuesday.
The chief was the guest speaker during the University Club of Claremont luncheon at the Hughes Center. The topic was how technology has changed policing over the years, but body cameras dominated the talk.
As procrastinating Claremonters trudged into the Village post office to send in their last-minute tax returns, one group was calling on the President to publicize his.
A small but scrappy group of Claremonters, including members of the Democratic Club of Claremont (DCC) and MoveForward—a local version of MoveOn.org—held up signs Tuesday morning urging President Donald Trump to release his tax returns.
Greg McGoon wants to help kids navigate the complicated world around them, and the even more complicated inner world of their feelings.
He’s not one to lecture or offer heavy-handed advice, though. Instead, the 2004 CHS graduate relies on the power of story to change attitudes and lives.
A Pomona man was arrested after reportedly brandishing a gun on patrons in a patio area in the Super King parking lot. According to police, 29-year-old Daniel Jimpson got into an argument before showing the gun and driving off in a tan Chevy Trailblazer.
Merrill Ring of the Democratic Club of Claremont helps Wayne Fordyce fill out postcards to be sent to elected officials on Tuesday during a Tax Day protest outside the U.S. Post Office in Claremont. The low-key event centered around the postcard campaign which aims to encourage local politicians to pass legislation that would require President Donald Trump to release his tax returns. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Each year, Temple Beth Israel holds a special commemoration on Holocaust Remembrance Day (in Hebrew, Yom HaShoah) with the express purpose of educating both the Jewish and the wider communities about the lessons learned from that terrible period in history, and also to honor the millions who fell victim to Nazi terror.