The League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area recently presented the Ruth Ordway Award to Freeman Allen of Sustainable Claremont. The Ruth Ordway Award is presented annually to a local resident who has contributed outstanding service to the community.
The Alzheimer's Association hosts the Walk to End Alzheimer’s this Saturday, October 10 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. The walk is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
The Kiwanis Club of Claremont invites community members who have one hour of time to spare on a weekly basis, to sign up and become a reader for the club’s “Read Me” program. This program brings volunteer readers into Claremont preschool classrooms, to read from age-appropriate and approved books to young students, in order to encourage good reading habits from an early age.
When most new buildings are opened, the event is marked by an official ceremony with dignitaries and other important people from around the community. Check passings or ribbon cuttings are a common sight during the celebration. But the folks at Pomona College wanted to do something unique for the opening of the Millikan Laboratory Saturday. Since the building has a strong math and physics emphasis, why not show a standing room audience how to split (or crush) an atom? And that's exactly what Pomona president David Oxtoby did. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont residents were given the opportunity to engage with the city on the specifics of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park master plan Monday evening. The event was an effort to inform residents about the future of the park and an opportunity for public comment. Held at Taylor Hall, it was structured as an open forum.
To local merchant Brenda Ricciardi, Bottega 25 is a true labor of love. To understand why, one has to look at what she has been through to get here. The tiny home décor shop, tucked away in a corner of Claremont’s Packing House, has been open for more than a year. “I wanted an Italian and euro-type of name and bottega means artist gallery or boutique or artist workshop,” Ms. Ricciardi said. “So it was perfect.”
On Friday, September 25 just before 5 p.m., 36-year-old Salome Rodriguez casually walked into the Chase bank, located on the 800 block of south Indian Hill, to allegedly cash a stolen check. The Pomona resident's plan quickly unraveled when the teller contacted the victim of the theft, who confirmed it was stolen.
A Claremont police officer handcuffs the driver of a Toyota sedan while another officer keeps his gun trained on a passenger on Tuesday in Claremont. The car was reported stolen out of El Monte. Claremont police arrested the two male occupants following a short pursuit in the city. More as the story unfolds. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The lunar eclipse Sunday night was a popular distraction throughout Claremont even if at first it seemed like clouds were going to spoil the fun. As the moon rose, it was only barely visible through the haze that lingered on the horizon. But by the time it reached full eclipse just before 8 p.m., it was clear and bright. Have a nice photo of the eclipse? Send it to the COURIER: firstname.lastname@example.org
Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley greets Claremont College students following his speech on Friday at Pitzer College. Mr. O’Malley's talk outlined his progressive political platform including reining in college tuition debt, generating all electricity from renewable sources and implementing public financing for congressional races. Check out our updated complete story. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Meander the haunted heritage of the Claremont Village during a 75-minute family-friendly tour on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4.
Every tour will visit approximately nine haunts, including Village businesses and Colleges destinations. Ghostly apparitions may or may not appear.
Workers are removing the Red Ironbark Eucalyptus in front of city hall is today, Monday, September 28. According to the city, four different arborists have made independent inspections and each found evidence of termite damage, significant rotting and bleeding, which is a sign of dead wood and decay within the heartwood of the tree. The tree poses a high risk of branch failure and resulting in injury because of the high-traffic location. City staff realizes this tree is a main focal point for city hall and the community, however, the city manager emphasized that public safety is a priority. For information, contact Community Services at 399-5431.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Last week, the COURIER welcomed Matthew Bramlett as the paper’s newest employee. The 27-year-old reporter brings to the city desk the enthusiasm of youth—one somewhat more jaded reporter overheard him saying he was “tickled” to get the job—and an abiding interest in politics.
Mr. Bramlett expressed regret that he had to miss the second GOP presidential debate, as it conflicted with the September 16 meeting of the city’s planning commission