College Avenue, between Fourth and Sixth Streets, will be closed tomorrow, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the â??Dining in the Streetsâ? banquet and rally, a public event recognizing Cesar Chavez Day and supporting the Pomona College Dining hall workers. The event itself with take place from 12 to 2 p.m. and will begin with a march from Shelton Park at the corner of Harvard and Bonita Avenues, and continue with free food and a number of speakers.
College Avenue, between Fourth and Sixth Streets, will be closed Friday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the "Dining in the Streets" banquet and rally, a public event recognizing Cesar Chavez Day and supporting the Pomona College Dining hall workers.
Sponsored by Unite Here Local 11 and a number of other organizations, the event hopes to raise awareness of the dining workers attempts to unionize. The event also wishes to call attention to Pomona College's firing of 17 immigrant workers "16 of which worked in the dining hall" in December.
In recent weeks, 3 new stores have opened
at the Harvard Square building on the
corner of Bonita and Harvard Avenues.
Glitter Lifestyle Boutique celebrated its grand opening
on Saturday with live music, a DJ, balloons, custom
hand-made decorations and plenty of treats.
Jewelry designer Myisha Turner and event planner
Eugenie Ardena met years ago at a shopping event that
Ms. Turner had organized and have been best friends
A $50,000 grant recently bestowed upon Claremont's First Street Gallery Art Center is helping the local nonprofit continue to foster the creative skill set of developmentally disabled adults.
The Tierra del Sol Foundation, First Street's mother organization serving and empowering individuals with disabilities for more than 40 years, became the recipient of the endowment earlier this month from The Rose Hills Foundation. This is the organization's largest donation to date.
The stage will be filled with song,
dance and a touch of cross-dressing
when the Inland Valley Repertory
Theatre kicks off its 2012 season
with Hairspray, opening Wednesday,
March 28 at the Candlelight Pavilion.
Set in 1962 Baltimore, Hairspray follows Tracy
Turnblad—a teenager with a plus-size physique and
a plus-size heart to match—as she vies for a spot on
“The Corny Collins Show,” and for the affections of
teen heartthrob Link Larson.
Claremont officials are looking for help from their residents' water statements.
Late last week, the city began collecting water bills "specifically those amounting to more than other combined utilities" to help further aid the fight against increasing water costs in Claremont.
The ongoing collection is the city's latest initiative to provide evidence to the California Public Utilities Commission bolstering its case against Golden State Company's proposed water rate spikes.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic
Garden has come one step
closer to its goal of raising $1
million in annual fund donations this
year through The Garden Fund, the
nonprofit’s 2011-12 fundraising campaign.
The Garden is celebrating the completion
of a $75,000 matching grant
that tripled donors’ contributions to
The Garden Fund.
A student stands at a simulated crash scene as the Grim Reaper during a production of Every 15 Minutes at Claremont High School. Several CHS students played as victims in the annual dramatization of a fatal drunk driving accident in front of the school's student body. Emergency personnel from several agencies also participated in the event to help make the scene more realistic. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Taegyn Shin of Claremont is the winner of the 2012 Toyota Prius donated by Claremont Toyota and the Hogan family. Mr. Shin is the parent of a Condit student.
The Claremont Educational Foundation reports a total of 1155 tickets sold in the fundraising event held Sunday, March 25 at Claremont Toyota. The afternoon included appearances by City Councilmembers Sam Pedroza, Corey Calaycay and Opanyi Nasiali as well as Mayor Larry Schroeder. Guests noshed on snacks while enjoying the tunes of the CHS Jazz Combo with additional entertainment provided by the CHS cheerleaders and mascots.
For information on upcoming CEF fundraisers, visit www.claremonteducationalfoundation.org. COURIER photo/Kathryn Dunn
The Claremont City Council will discuss an amended plan to the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park lot expansion and proposed parking fees at its next regular meeting Tuesday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m.
The revised project will implement a $2 parking fee for all users of the lot, regardless of residency. A $50 parking pass will also be available. Fees are being implemented to help recoup costs of expanding and maintaining the parking lots, as well as the possible expansion of the south lot.
Nangy Ghafarshad’s life has taught
him that when one door closes, another
“In every chapter of my life, this has been true,” said
Mr. Ghafarshad, owner of Walter’s Restaurant in the Village,
along with his wife, Fahima.
Now, the many different doorways of his life are captured
in his book: To Lift A Mirror…For What You’ve
Lost: My Life in Afghanistan and the United States.
“If people look at my life, they will see that my whole
life is built on faith and following a dream I had,” he said.
More than 20 years later, the image
of a band of Haitian sugar cane
workers, living in concrete
bunkers and led to work on foot by armed
men on horseback in the Dominican Republic,
is still seared into the minds of
Claremont residents Linda and Joesph Michon.
“It was absolutely a shock to us,” said Ms. Michon,
who worked with her husband as a medical missionary
in Bolivia, the Caribbean and Mexico
for more than 20 years. “I frankly will
not buy any sugar that is not ‘Fair
Traded’ after knowing what the alternative can be.”