At 1,151 bags, members of Temple Beth Israel set a new record of collection at the 17th annual High Holy Days food drive. The Pomona synagogue’s Social Action Committee organizes the project that begins on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and concludes approximately four weeks later.
Active Claremont holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 17 in the Santa Fe Room of the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. Robert Cruz, a spokesperson for the Gas Company, will present an update relating on the Porter Ranch situation. The public is invited to attend the free event. Call (909) 373-7907 for information.
Venerable Village restaurant Pizza ‘N Such, 273 W Second St., hosts a “meet the winemaker” event on Thursday, November 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. Matt Villard of Paso Robles’ MCV Wines will be on hand to talk about his collection of wines, including three different Petite Sirah blends. Wine flights, etched MCV wine glasses and take-home pricing for bottles will be offered. Pizza ‘N Such is also offering gift cards for patrons that sign up for MCV wine club membership. More information is at pizzansuchclaremont.com or (909) 624-7214.
Over 1000 Claremont College students and supporters marched through the college campuses Friday protesting the election and rhetoric of Donald Trump. The march was peaceful with many of the participants wearing black in protest. See our video coverage of the march around Claremont. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Once the gates open on Friday, the first day of the Pilgrim Place Festival, you better watch out for heavy traffic everywhere. Even while most people have nothing in particular they look for, many want to be first in line to see the unique treasures for sale. What has turned out to be a unique shopping experience, the Pilgrim Place Festival in Claremont packs a little fun for everyone. Be sure to check out our video with the link below. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Robert Ainsworth, commander of American Legion Post78, left U.S. Army Captain Douglas Groce applaud the comments of Claremont Mayor Sam Pedroza during the annual Veterans Day observance on Friday in Memorial Park. Mr. Groce gave the keynote address at the event which was attended by over a hundred people. Veterans Day, which is celebrated in many countries, started out as Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War I but was changed in the 1950s to honor all veterans. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
UPDATED: The eminent domain case against Golden State Water hit a major roadblock today after Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Fruin decided it is in the best interest of the city of Claremont for the water system to remain under a private, investor-owned utility.
Both parties have 15 days to submit comments arguing for or against the tentative decision, according to a press release from the city of Claremont.
There’s a new bug in town, and it’s threatening the city’s Heritage Trees.
The Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer, or Shot-Hole Borer for short, is a new insect that has been infecting mostly sycamore and coastal live oak trees throughout Claremont.
“It has the potential to make quite the negative impact on our urban forest,” Community Services Consultant Dave Roger said.
After nearly a year of searching, Claremont has promoted one of its own to helm the police department.
Captain Shelley Vander Veen was officially unveiled as the Claremont Police Department’s new chief during Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Chief Vander Veen is the first female police chief in Claremont’s history.
Lucy Chinn, left, Sorrel Stielstra, Katherine Arboleda and Molly Arboleda participate in a candlelight vigil on the corner of Indian Hill and Foothill boulevards Wednesday night in Claremont. About 50 people attended the event, which was organized by the local MoveOn.org chapter to, “reject the messages of hate promulgated by Donald Trump,” according to a news release. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
As of Thursday, there are still a few stray, last-minute mail-in ballots to be counted. Still, it appears the community spoke, and spoke loudly, on Tuesday in favor of measure G. The $58 general obligation bond—intended to fund repairs and upgrades at Claremont’s aging school sites—got a yes vote from some 65 percent of the city’s voters. All the initiative needed to pass was 55 percent.
Bob Fagg hands a sticker to a voter after she submitted her ballot on Election Day in Claremont. Polling places across Claremont were busy on Tuesday as one of the longest and most contentious elections comes to an end. Polls remain open until 8 p.m. in California’s General Election. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Myrna Elliott visits with artist Aleta Jacobson as they look at paintings by Sandra Garcia at the Padua Hills Art Fiesta on Sunday. The Event, which was sponsored by the Claremont museum of art featured works by a number of noted artists, art and craft demonstrations, festive foods and live music. photo by Catherine McIntosh
Matthew Nutt, CHS class of 2012, recently graduated from the LAPD Police Academy. Mr. Nutt enlisted in the United States Marine Corps July 23, 2012 and was promoted to Corporal in 2014. He spent seven months on the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit out of Okinawa in 2013.