Eighteen-year-old Claremont High School senior Spencer LaMott received his black belt in judo on March 19th at the Hughes Community Center in Claremont. Spencer took up judo after his family moved to Claremont four years ago because he was being bullied. More in our Healthy Living special this Friday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Kitty Maryatt, director of the Scripps College Press, will speak on the art of bookmaking and lead a tour of the Scripps College Press on Wednesday, April 13 at 2 p.m. in the Lang Art Gallery at Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave. The lecture and tea, hosted by the fine arts foundation, is free and open to the public.
The Democratic Club of Claremont will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, March 28 with speaker Ward McAfee, a retired professor of history, who will talk on “American Presidential Politics and the Two-Party System.”
The city of Claremont sanitation department provides a free curbside used motor oil and filter collection program. Residents who change their vehicle oil at home can take advantage of this convenient, appointment-based program to responsibly dispose of used motor oil.
Sometimes one is so well suited to their work that watching them in action is to witness grace personified. Joe DiMaggio, it’s been said, was like this; Meryl Streep, same. Although not on the world stage, witnessing Carol Jorden at work is similarly mesmerizing. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Children in the three-to-five-year-old age group search for goodies during the annual Spring Egg Hunt in Memorial Park. The hunt is the highlight of a fun-filled morning that includes a pancake breakfast, petting zoo, and photos with the Easter bunny. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Police Facility Ad Hoc Committee pored over financing options and debated the need for a community room during the group’s third meeting at the Hughes Center Wednesday night. After the over two-hour meeting, the committee agreed to look more into a blended financial approach, with the basis being a general obligation (GO) bond with general fund money being used for smaller costs, according to Mr. Sterba.
One of the consent calendar items on the agenda Tuesday night was an annual report on the Claremont Tourism Business Improvement District (CTBID), which was established in 2009 to promote tourism in the city.
The report detailed the key highlights the CTBID undertook in 2015, including the “Discover Claremont” video, which has been viewed over 70,000 times on YouTube.
Claremont police report two residential burglaries and one additional attempted burglary on Wednesday, March 23 in Claremont.
A resident on the 700 block of Wellesley Drive heard someone knocking on his front door at 7 p.m. but he did not answer the door. Moments later, the resident saw two black males in their early 20s attempting to force open his rear glass sliding door. The resident scared off the suspects and they fled in an awaiting vehicle. The car was described only as a dark colored 4-door sedan. The police department was not notified until 20 to 30 minutes after it occurred.
Workers with West Coast Arborist cut down one of the statuesque Dutch elm trees Thursday on Indian Hill Boulevard in Claremont. The trees, which form a canopy over Indian Hill, were apparently determined to be too damaged by the drought and old age to be saved. Be sure to see our aerial video of the trees being removed. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Although Claremont could always get hit with a late season winter storm, chances are it's a good time to start transitioning into the Spring season. Although El Nino was pretty much a dud in Southern California, the northern part of the state is blanketed by a deep snow cover in the Sierra Nevada. This will impact, but not eliminate our drought. The local weather will remain warm for this time of year with high temperatures well into the 70s, and lows around 50. No rain is in the forecast, but we will get a mix of sun, clouds and wind for the remainder of the week. The air will be clear as seen with this telephoto lens photo of downtown Los Angeles from Claremont. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
At least eight Pomona College employees may have been victims of tax fraud, according to an email from Vice President and Treasurer Karen Sisson. Ms. Sisson’s email, dated March 21 at 12:10 p.m., says the affected employees received letters from the IRS regarding possible fraudulent filings of tax returns.
On a near perfect Saturday afternoon with temperatures in the 70s, the Claremont Pie Festival marked its most successful year to date with fun, food, cars, entertainment, and of course a pie or two. Judging how Yale Avenue was still bustling with pie eaters even after the 4 p.m. closing, this year's event offered a little something for kids of all ages. Be sure to see our video inside. More photos coming Monday.
Scott Glovsky and his son Xabi headed out to the Bruce Springsteen concert Tuesday night with a homemade poster in tow.
Little did they know that the sign—“Bruce, I will be late to school tomorrow. Please sign my note. :)”—would result in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for this Claremont nine-year-old.
“I have been singing Xabi to sleep with Bruce Springsteen songs since he was born,” Mr. Glovsky shared.