Bargain hunters with charitable inclinations will look forward to June 15 as a day when their interests will be united. The fifteenth will see the opening of a Charity Thrift store located just west of the intersection of Towne Avenue and Foothill Boulevard whose proceeds will go entirely to KidCare International, a local organization with a history of activism both locally and abroad.
Amid preparations for its summer gala, Claremont Heritage has opened up its vaults to restore a long-forgotten piece of the city’s history. A mural titled “A History of Pharmacy,” formerly housed in Hendrix Pharmacy, will be cleaned, restored and returned to the Claremont community after 20 years in storage. The 45-foot mural will be hung at the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences (KGI) by the end of summer or early fall.
As part of Claremont Village Blues and Brews on Saturday, June 9 from 4 to 8 p.m., Stamp Your Heart Out, a longtime Village shop located at 141 Harvard Ave., will participate as a non-alcoholic site, offering root beer floats donated by Bert and Rocky’s Cream Company, another Village vendor. Stamp Your Heart Out will also introduce visitors to Prayerfully Popped Popcorn from the Benedictine Monastery in Tucson, Arizona.
The kids of Mountain View Elementary School are learning the ABCs…of fun.
With summer looming, students are displaying a characteristic surge in unfocused energy. Meanwhile, with state testing over, teachers have a bit more time for non-essential but memorable activities.
With this in mind, the staff of Mountain View has created an alphabetical countdown to the last day of school, a tradition now in its fourth year. Each of the end-of-the-year “A-Z Days” is designated by a letter and features an associated activity. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Music and beer will be flowing this Saturday, June 9, for Claremont’s third annual Blues and Brews. Craft beer and food tastings will span the streets of the Claremont Village from 4 to 8 p.m.
The summer food and drink crawl is modeled after Claremont’s autumn wine walk. Also sponsored by the Claremont Chamber and Village Marketing Group, it provides the opportunity for local foodies and beer lovers to become acquainted with Old Towne Claremont, good food and company.
Seventy-five fire personnel from the US Forest Service were called to the local hillside Monday afternoon to tend to the flames of a basic Mt. Baldy Road brushfire.
The “Shinn Fire”, just north of the San Antonio Dam off Shinn Road, was considered 60 percent contained as of 5:30 p.m., according to Public Affairs Officer Sherry Rollman.
The Angeles National Forest district and other agencies began work on the 15-acre blaze around 3:50 p.m. Helicopters were called to the scene to help fire crews pour dirt and water on the flames traveling up the chaparral and steep terrain of the mountain. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The music center’s offerings and cultural scope is vast, from a potpourri of musical instruments and a highly regarded concert series to workshops and educational classes.
“It brought a truly American art form to Claremont, and an outlet of teachers like Ben Harper who have gone on to make a major impact in the music scene internationally,” Mr. Shearer said.
On Wednesday, June 6, Claremont High School will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the renovation of the CHS Theatre, a project that has been several years in the making.
In December 2008, the State Allocation Board awarded a $1.5 million matching Career and Technical Education (CTE) grant for modernization of the facility. CTE funding is designated for projects providing students with career and technical education.
Another smoke shop may be making its way to Claremont. On Tuesday, the Claremont Planning Commission will review a conditional use permit for MW Smoke Shop to set up residence in the Claremont Promenade Shopping Center at 444 Auto Center Dr. The center is just south of the 10 freeway along Indian Hill Boulevard.
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After months of investigation and community uproar, Frank D’Emilio has been reinstated as a teacher for the fall. As many residents grapple with what proved to be an emotional narrative, lingering questions about the investigation remain unanswered.
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Kevin Ward said that CUSD enlisted Workforce Investigations on the recommendation of the district’s legal counsel to investigate allegations Mr. D’Emilio had failed to report suspected child abuse. This is the first time CUSD has utilized the services of Workforce Investigations or its lead investigator, Edward Saucerman.
Nearly halfway through another year of work for the Claremont City Council, members gathered last week to review the city’s priorities and note its achievements within the past 6 months.
The council first established the list of over 35 goals and priorities at its annual workshop in December. That same list, slightly dwindled down, as some of those priorities became reality, appeared before the city council at its latest meeting.
The meeting item was the first time the city has been presented with its achievements and goals at a 6-month marker, City Manager Tony Ramos’s idea to help keep city staff on track.