The search for the new superintendent continues as the Claremont Unified School District calls 2 special meetings to "consider and interview candidates." The first meeting was Monday morning at 7:30 a.m., the second was Tuesday, May 1, at 2 p.m. at the district office.
CUSD Board President Jeff Stark expressed the district and board are satisfied with the pool of 33 applicants.
When Margaret Boggess was born in the Pomona Valley in 1913, the now highly populated area was a landscape of lemon and orange trees. It would be a draw that kept her calling the region home for the rest of her life.
Even at 98, the citrus groves continued importance in her life was palpable last week as she rested near a window of her north Claremont home, eating quarters of an orange.
Ms. Boggess and her late husband built their lives around these groves, and the trees that residents have come to know about Claremont. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
When Jonathan Lethem was 15, a
record grabbed him by the aural
lapels and shook him to his core.
Talking Heads’ third studio album, “Fear of
Fusing disco rhythms with David Byrne’s cries of
urban alienation and angst, it would be named best album
of 1979 by the New Musical Express and the Los Angeles
Times and spend the next couple of years in near-constant
rotation on Mr. Lethem’s stereo.
Claremont has been named the first Fair Trade Town in southern California after a decision made by the Claremont City Council Tuesday night.
The council unanimously adopted a resolution supporting Fair Trade USA, a global nonprofit organization aimed at promoting the sale of economically sustainable products, as well as safe and environmentally friendly workplaces.
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Claremont became the first Fair Trade Town in southern California Tuesday night after approval by the Claremont City Council.
Such a distinction will help attract more visitors and drive vendor sales within the city, according to Interim Assistant City Manager Colin Tudor.
See Saturday'??s edition of the COURIER for a more complete account of this week'??s city council meeting.
Ten years ago, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church celebrated the 40th anniversary of its founding. While the theme was "40 Years in Grace," the discourse was about growth and development. The growth, development and faith has continued since then, and since the church's founding in 1962. This weekend, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will celebrate its 50th year.
Pomona College president David Oxtoby will travel to Cambridge, Massachusetts this fall to be inducted into the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He joins 220 people being honored this year for leadership in academics, arts, business and public affairs. Other 2012 honorees are Hillary Rodham Clinton, Clint Eastwood, Melinda Gates, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon and Paul McCartney. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A special meeting of the CUSD school board to discuss the new superintendent will be held Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. A public comment period is available. “[The board] will review applications and look into setting interviews. We did not want to restrict discussion by adding a specific descriptor in the agenda,” she said.
The Claremont Architectural Commission will recognize the winners of the city's 31st annual Excellence in Design awards Wednesday, April 25th, at 7 p.m. The ceremony will take place in the City Council Chamber, located at 225 W. Second St.
The design awards aims to recognize recently completed building projects in Claremont that best exhibit the city's standards of exceptional design.
Catherine Rowlee, of the Interfaith Sustainability Committee entertains a group of children with her earth ball on Saturday during the Earth Day celebration in the Claremont Village. Hundreds of people came out for the yearly event which featured music, food and dozens of ecologically themed vendor booths. See our complete coverage in our Rights of Spring special section Saturday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
It was a busy day in Claremont Saturday as the city not only celebrated Earth Day, but the arts of Japan at Pilgrim Place. The highlight was Makoto Taiko, the art of the Japanese drum. The group played to an audience of over 100, with a simple focused goal of drumming to serve as a bridge for global understanding beyond language and words. The bigger drums are carved out of one piece of wood, can weigh over 50 pounds and cost over $14,000. Being a drummer not only takes years of practice, but physical conditioning to continue the beat throughout an entire concert.