Ché Borrero celebrates receiving his diploma on Saturday during the 52nd commencement at Pitzer College in Claremont. Pitzer awarded 259 degrees during their ceremony, which was the second in a long weekend of graduations at the Claremont Colleges. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Denny Tedesco paid tribute to his late father the best way he knew how—by making a movie about him.
Denny's father, Tommy Tedesco, was one of the most prolific session guitarists of the rock and roll era. Denny’s film “The Wrecking Crew,” is a fascinating look at the myriad roles that session musicians played in the 1960s and 1970s.
Police arrested a student at Claremont High School Thursday morning after he allegedly posted a threatening message on social media.
The student allegedly made the post at 7:00 a.m. containing a photo of the student’s friend holding a pellet gun with the phrase, “Don’t come to school today” printed below, according to a release from Claremont High principal Brett O’Connor.
The annual Mi Casa Es Su Casa wine, spirits and craft beer tasting charity event is coming to Hotel Casa 425 on Sunday, May 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. Proceeds go to support the work of both the Claremont Community Foundation (CCF) and the Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF).
A three-hour meeting regarding a controversial zone change on College Avenue ended in yet another stalemate Wednesday afternoon. The four-person ad hoc committee, comprised of councilmembers Joe Lyons and Larry Schroeder and planning commissioners K.M. Williamson and Leigh Anne Jones, failed to make a recommendation to the city council after discussion that at times became contentious.
As the Claremont Depot gets renovated for the upcoming art museum, some elderly or disadvantaged residents may be suffering unintended consequences.
A letter sent to the COURIER on April 20 by resident Dennis Lloyd outlines one such problem—seniors’ inability to renew their Transit Access Permit (TAP) cards in the city.
The State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC) approved Renwick House for historical significance on April 18 despite requests by Pomona College to delay the vote.
The unanimous decision is another chapter in the dramatic saga involving the college’s plan to move the 1900 Queen Anne house across the street to make room for the proposed Pomona College Museum of Art.
The physical properties of live music have a unique power to unite, soothe and, yes, heal. “Music softens the heart,” said musician and composer Yuval Ron. “It connects people with emotions and feelings and memories. It has a vibrational effect. Music penetrates us, and not just through our ears. Music vibrates our bones, our tissues, it goes to our brain. It vibrates every cell in our body.”
Erica Jimenez feeds a strawberry to her seven-month-old daughter Daniela on Monday at Vargas Farms’ strawberry stand in Claremont. Ms. Jimenez, who is the daughter of longtime area farmer Adrian Vargas, was busy setting up shop at the stand’s new location at the northeast corner of Indian Hill Boulevard and Arrow Highway. The Vargas family grew strawberries on the pocket farm located at Base Line Road and Towne Avenue in Claremont for 35 years until the land was sold. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Upland resident Robert Priest, 65, was arrested for committing a hate crime and brandishing a weapon after a road rage incident on Monday, May 2 at around noon.
The male victim and Mr. Priest were driving westbound on Arrow Route at Claremont Boulevard when the two men exchanged words while stopped at the red light. Mr. Priest allegedly yelled an Arabic racial slur at the victim while displaying a handgun.
The power of memory and the deep scars left by those who were lost are the central themes that are the focus of this year’s Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) commemoration at Temple Beth Israel on Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at the synagogue at 3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona.
“When Ronald Reagan was shot, I said to my mom, ‘I hope he dies.’” Then a teenager steeped in the Chicano activism of his parents and grandparents, Quetzal Flores thought his youthful bluster would be met with welcome ears. “My mom said, ‘Don’t you ever say that about another human being.’
Even a small amount of rain could not dampen the spirits of over 800 people who showed up for the 17th annual Taste of Claremont on Saturday night. After the rained passed, party goers enjoyed a beautiful sunset along with their food and drink from dozens of local vendors. The Taste is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Claremont, who uses the proceeds to fund many Claremont organizations and activities. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger