The city of Claremont’s holiday tree comes to life on Friday during the annual Holiday Promenade in the Claremont Village. In addition to the tree lighting the event included a visit from Santa Claus, live music, craft vendors and roving carolers. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Cultural Arts Society of La Verne and The Gallery at Hillcrest invite the community to experience a special exhibit for the holidays, “Reflections on Peace” an interfaith art experience.
A reception for artists and faith communities will be held on Thursday, December 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. to share in fellowship and to hear the stories and the significance of the art submitted.
For the first time, Claremont will host a Chanukah festival at city hall on Wednesday, December 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The evening will include a Menorah lighting, an appearance by Mayor Corey Calaycay, music, latkes and sufganiyah, holiday crafts, dreidels and Chanukah gifts for children. The celebration is free and open to the public.
Bill Cunitz is just a few short weeks away from retirement as CEO of Pilgrim Place. He has led the retirement community for over 17 years during which time they have seen some significant growth while maintaining their inclusive spirit. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
There was a packed house as Sam Mowbray bid adieu to his spot on the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education at the November 16 school board meeting. Having concluded a four-year stint on the board, he has opted not to return for another term.
The Inland Pacific Ballet is set to return to the Bridges Auditorium this weekend for their annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s classic, “The Nutcracker.”
The IPB has delighted audiences across the inland region for the past 21 years. “The Nutcracker” is a yearly holiday staple that thrills Claremont audiences, according to Ballet Mistress Jill Voznick.
The cast is almost entirely comprised of locals from throughout the Inland Empire, including 25 Claremonters. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Syrian refugees Mostafa Kanjou, left, and Fouad Wawieh, with their families have settled into permanent housing in Pomona. Congresswoman Norma Torres held a news conference on Wednesday to thank local multi-denominational faith groups for assistance in helping the families and to highlight reasons she voted against a bill that would have made it more difficult for Syrian refugees to enter the United States.
Firefighters use multiple aerial platform trucks to battle a stubborn fire in an abandoned commercial building on Monday in Pomona. The blaze began just after 4 p. m. in the 700 block of Harrison Avenue near Towne Avenue just outside of the Claremont city limit. Approximately 70 firefighters responded and it was still an active fire an hour after the first alarm.
Claremont police arrested a Pomona man after he stole a guitar and tried to make a getaway on his bike. Henry Orcasitas, 32, was stopped by police at about 9 p.m. after a customer at Yum Yum Donuts realized his guitar was missing.
If there’s anything girls and boys want for the holidays, it’s toys.
Serving as local headquarters for the playful at heart is Boon Companion, now in its second Christmas under new ownership.
The shop is teeming with items for every taste. Do you know any “My Little Pony” fans?
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.