A hundred years after his death, Mark Twain is alive and well and taking up residence in the Inland Empire.
With the aid of two makeup artists and a fake mustache, renowned actor Val Kilmer resurrects the great American storyteller in his one-man show, Citizen Twain, set to hit the Chaffey High School stage November 8, 9 and 10.
Like the man he portrays in his latest production—which took him three years to write—Mr. Kilmer has worn many hats in his illustrious career. None have been more intriguing to him than that of the satirical author he currently brings to life.
“You think of Mark Twain as only a writer. That’s what gets all the attention in the five minutes he gets in grade school,” Mr. Kilmer said. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
City officials have indefinitely delayed discussion of a proposed 60-foot retail sign for the corner of Base Line Road and Towne Avenue.
Instead, Claremont residents took it upon themselves to jump-start the public discussion. Ten residents took to the council chamber’s podium during Tuesday night’s public comment period to voice their disapproval of the city’s disregard of the longstanding sign ordinance, which states that freeway signs are not allowed to exceed a height of 45 feet above the freeway grade.
William Crano, a Claremont Graduate University psychology professor dedicated to drug abuse prevention, is no stranger to a challenge.
After all, it’s a field built on slim odds.
Countless dollars are thrown at anti-drug education programs, yet only a few make a difference, Mr. Crano acknowledged. Follow-up studies have found that many well-intentioned campaigns, such as Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” crusade and the “This is Your Brain on Drugs” ads, have been largely ineffective.
“Say No to Drugs was evaluated and it was a complete failure. It didn’t work,” he said.
Bridges Auditorium is known for its architectural beauty, particularly for its ceiling depicting the heavens.
By contrast, the Pomona College theater recently played host to a traveling exhibit called “The Courage to Remember,” which offered a glimpse into the hell that was the Nazi Holocaust.
On Monday and Tuesday, some 500 El Roble eighth graders took a field trip to see the exhibit, which was created by the Museum of Tolerance in 1988.
In a hidden nook of the Claremont School of Theology, Claremont caterer Catherine Dickerson is blending together citrus and art. The resulting combination is the newly opened Lemon Tree Cafe, a tranquil retreat for the colleges and community alike.
Through the Lemon Tree Cafe, the local caterer of nearly 13 years has finally found a space to ground her. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
City officials have indefinitely delayed discussion of a proposed 60-foot retail sign to be erected on the corner of Base Line Road and Towne Avenue.
The review was originally set to take place at the Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, October 15.
Eighteen Claremont Village businesses are participating in the new sock request to benefit Claremont’s Shoes That Fit nonprofit organization.
Shoes That Fit has an immediate need for new, six-packs of socks—all sizes, styles and colors. Shoes That Fit provides new shoes and a six-pack of socks to children in need in Claremont schools, surrounding school districts and local nonprofits.
The Planning Commission, on Tuesday, October 15, will discuss whether to amend the city’s zoning code to allow a 60-foot sign at Base Line Road and Towne Avenue.
The sign being proposed would support a potential small retail development at the southeast corner of Base Line and Towne. The development is located within the city’s mixed-use zoning district, which calls for “commercial uses to be located on the corner.” The zone does not, however, allow tall signs for those developments.
The Pilgrim Place Health Services Center will debut its physical therapy unit to local residents on Thursday, October 17, with an open house from 4 to 6 p.m., and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m.
The facility includes both indoor and outdoor exercise areas. The enclosed courtyard hosts an exercise station, walking surfaces of varying textures for patients recovering from knee surgery and similar procedures, and a putting green, used for re-establishing balance and hand-eye coordination.
San Antonio Community Hospital (SACH) has reached another milestone in the construction progress of their new four-story patient tower and expanded emergency department. The expansion project is the largest in the hospital’s 105-year history and will add 179,000 sq. ft. of new space.
After more than a decade at the helm of the Claremont-based nonprofit Shoes That Fit, distributing countless pairs of shoes to children in need, longtime executive director Roni Lomeli is set to retire this January.
“My retirement is bittersweet,” Ms. Lomeli said. “Shoes That Fit has been an important part of my life for the past 18 years.”
Ms. Lomeli has brought the local service organization a long way in her nearly two decades of service, working her way from volunteer to board member to executive director beginning in 2001.
The Claremont Chamber of Commerce is hard at work preparing for the Village Venture arts and crafts fair. With an estimated 15,000 people in attendance, the streets of the Claremont Village will be filled with more than 500 booths at this annual event on Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The streets will be lined with booths selling unique art, original crafts, apparel, business and organization information, international food and providing entertainment.