For Susan Schenk of Sustainable Claremont, Winston Churchill’s advice that “success is going from failure to failure without any loss of enthusiasm” is also the key to cultivating a green thumb and successful garden.
“It gives you the chance to try something new,” the plant-savvy Claremonter explained sitting in her lush backyard garden, the product of her successes and failures over the past several decades. COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff
Discussion of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park resumes Tuesday, September 11, as the Claremont City Council meets for the first time following the August recess. Councilmembers will review options for a new pathway to be constructed into the park.
In late June, the council directed staff to explore moving the existing pathway from the east side of Mills Avenue to just inside the existing row of oleanders on the west
“In order for California to flourish once more, we need to return to a 2-party system with proper checks and balances. We need a seat change.”
It is with this ideal that Republican Donna Lowe takes the leap from Claremont Commissioner to candidate for the State Assembly’s 41st district. If elected, the businesswoman and mother of 2 plans to bring her strong convictions and dedication to her district to overhaul the way California is doing business.
Claremont Place has a number of events planned for its commemoration of Assisted Living Week, September 9-15, themed “Art for the Ages” and open to the community.
On Sunday, September 9, Claremont Place will host “Art for the Generations,” a Grandparents Day celebration beginning at 3 p.m. Guests are invited to artfully decorate ice cream sundaes, enjoying the treats with their grandchildren while sharing stories from years gone by.
A series of thefts from cars swept the Claremont area earlier this week with 2 common threads: unlocked doors and stolen electronics. A briefcase with a company computer and multiple credit cards was stolen early Tuesday morning from an unlocked car parked in the 2500 block of King Way. Later that day an Apple iPod was stolen from the glove box of a vehicle parked in the 700 block of Alamosa Drive.
Though plumes of smoke remain a fixture above the San Gabriel Mountains as the Williams Fire rages on, US Forest service representatives assure the public containment is within reach.
As of late Thursday morning, the Williams Fire—which began in the Glendora/Azusa mountainside —was 44 percent contained with an estimated full containment on Thursday, September 13 at midnight. More than 1100 personnel including the US Forest Service, Cal Fire and multiple municipal fire departments remain on hand to combat the flames, which have spanned an estimated 4180 acres just east of Glendora.
The Claremont City Council and its commissions will conclude summer recess tonight with a meeting of the Police Commission at 7 p.m. at city hall, 225 W. Second St.
The committee’s agenda is light, but notes that it will introduce a new commissioner and select the commission’s chair and vice-chair.
Council resumes its regular schedule beginning Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the council chamber.
This is the second installment of the COURIER’s candidate profile series.
To Jack Orswell—Republican and 27th Congressional District candidate running for election this November—the key to change is through conversation, namely the kind that is not currently taking place in congress.
The exhibits, animals and deep-fried goodness returned this weekend with the opening of the 90th annual LA County Fair. The confections and carnival rides, which opened last Friday, continue through Sunday, September 30.
Claremonters are welcome to take part in a special Claremont Day Celebration held on Thursday, September 20. All Claremont residents will be able to enter the fairgrounds for free from noon to 6 p.m. with a donated pair of new or gently used shoes or a new package of socks
Legislation passed with bipartisan support by the California State Senate and signed into law last week will now require water companies and agencies to be subject to the same review and audit process as other public utilities.
Senate Bill 1364, introduced by California Senator Bob Huff— representing the 29th district, including Claremont—aims to give ratepayers more involvement in the water rate adjustment process.
After more than 60 years of artistry, rendering color and shapes in various media, the late Karl Benjamin is now appropriately immortalized in paint.
A 4000-square-foot mural finished last month at the Pomona Billiards building, 400 W. Second St., pays tribute to Claremont’s famed abstract painter and impassioned advocate for the Pomona Arts Colony, a hub of galleries and shops in the city’s downtown.
“It feels very appropriate that he should be overlooking the whole Pomona art scene,” said Mr. Benjamin’s daughter, Beth Marie Benjamin, of the finished product. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Interfaith Walk for Peace and Service is an annual
event organized with the collaboration of faith leaders
and the community throughout Pomona Valley
and the surrounding area. The event is sponsored by
the Claremont Interfaith Working Group for Mid-
The walk will begin on Sunday, September 9 at
the City of Knowledge on Garey Boulevard,
Pomona at 2 p.m. and will proceed to Temple Beth
Israel on Towne Avenue, Claremont.
The influence of the written word is proving its power in Claremont through the success of the Little Free Library, a book-sharing program sweeping the city as well as the globe.
What began for Claremont in June as a miniature bookshelf on the side of a Village building is now a concept cropping up throughout town, whether nestled near shops, restaurants or homes.