Marilee Scaff is 100 years old, a feat celebrated at a well-attended birthday party held this past Saturday at the Claremont United Church of Christ.
After decades of civic activism, the centenarian has earned the right to put up her feet. Instead, she remains very much in touch with the world, attending city council meetings and working for causes she has long held dear.
There’s a saying. What’s old is new. In the case of Robin Young, it might be more accurate to say what’s old is as good as new. The Claremont resident has one of the most carefully preserved collections of vintage ornaments and holiday decorations around.
She’s got a number of items that pre-date World War I. These include a celluloid Santa Claus from the early 1900s, with his sleigh.
New speed limits, a request for an additional police officer and a positive update on the city’s economic sustainability report were on the agenda during a lean city council meeting on Tuesday, November 24.
The two main administrative items before the council were a request from Claremont Police Chief Paul Cooper for an additional member of his force, and an update from the City Finance Director.
The next time you pop into your local record store, you may wonder if you’ve somehow gone back in time. What you’ll see, nearly everywhere you look, is records. Records and record players.
We’re talking good old-fashioned, feel-the-groove vinyl. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Longtime Claremont residents John and Dorothy Glasscock carve and prepare turkey on Tuesday at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Claremont. This year the church will serve 3000 meals at four area locations as part of their annual Thanksgiving Day celebration. Meals are served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at all locations. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Get ready to laugh—and possibly cringe a little—as Ophelia’s Jump puts on a play about things you’re not supposed to talk about.
The local theater company will present Honky, “a darkly comedic look at advertising, race, romance and basketball shoes,” from November 27 to December 5.
The troupe, which is in the midst of a campaign to fund a theater of its own, will perform the play at the Theatre Company Performing Arts Studio in Upland.
The Claremont City Council held a special joint meeting with the Planning Commission Tuesday to discuss renewing the city’s housing element, with low- and very low-income housing taking center stage. The meeting, as outlined by Community Services Director Brian Desatnik, was not convened to develop any type of brick-and-mortar housing.
On Thursday, November 12 an unnamed driver clipped a dump truck and another car at two different intersections, which led to his car getting overturned. The incident started at approximately 2:21 p.m., when the driver sideswiped a dump truck that was waiting to turn into a construction site near the corner of Base Line Road and Towne Avenue.
For the eighth consecutive year, the Claremont Sunrise Rotary Club is putting on its Turkey Trot 5k and 1k run on Thanksgiving Day, November 26.
The 1k “Fun Run” is for kids 10 and under and commences at 7:30 a.m., while the 5k run starts at 8 a.m. Both races start and end at the Claremont Depot.
The topic of very-low and low-income housing will take center stage at a joint meeting of the Claremont City Council and Planning Commission on Tuesday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m.
The city of Claremont is required to provide the Southern California Association of Governments with a list of potential sites to accommodate affordable housing development. The city is not required to actually build the units it must only prove—through the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA)—that available land with proper zoning exists within the city limits.
Claremont police officers arrested two people on suspicion of attempted burglary early Saturday, November 14, after breaking into a construction property on the Claremont McKenna College campus. Geovanny Espinoza, 36, of Claremont, and Susan Satterfield, 55, of Montclair, were apprehended at approximately 5:32 a.m., according to Sgt. Eric Huizar. Officers responded to assist campus safety after the suspects tripped an alarm on the property, located on the 600 block of North Mills Avenue.
The Claremont Police Department has been awarded a $98,200 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a yearlong program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic-related deaths and injuries.
CPD will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe.
A community memorial service for Aspen Geurts will be held Thursday, November 19 at 4 p.m. at the Claremont United Church of Christ (CUCC, located at 233 W. Harrison Ave., at the corner of Harvard and Harrison.
Aspen, a 15-year-old Claremont resident, died Wednesday, November 4 due to injuries sustained in a stabbing at her home.