Spring is here and while the buds in the City of Trees begin to blossom Sustainable Claremont went into full bloom as they opened the doors to their new Sustainability Resource Center.
With Sustainable Claremont Chair Freeman Allen at the helm, the ribbon cutting ceremony drew nearly 100 supporters and city officials to the Lenz Horticulture Building at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden on March 11 to welcome the community’s newest asset.
Longtime COURIER reporter Pat Yarborough died Wednesday, March 18 at Pilgrim Place Health Services. She was 80.
Ms. Yarborough began her career with the COURIER in 1983 as a reporter covering sports and education, and writing obituaries. She retired in 2005 but remained on staff as a reporter-at-large, filling in for a vacationing reporter and writing obituaries at the personal request of Claremont families.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 4 at 1 p.m. at the Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave.
A full account of Ms. Yarborough’s life will appear in a future edition of the COURIER.
Daniel Lucero takes a short breather during the pie-eating contest on Saturday at the third annual Claremont Village Pie Festival. Daniel, 9, won the seven to ten-year-old division of the ever-popular contest. Be sure to check out our video from the event inside. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont Lincoln University recently announced that it has appointed Virginia Green as director of the Claremont Core—a required set of coursework that incorporates mindfulness, dialogue, collaboration and change into all the university’s academic programs.
Ms. Green is a longtime, award-winning university instructor and administrator, with a background as a business executive and consultant.
Keynote speaker Larry Minnix president and CEO of LeadingAge in Washington, DC, will highlight Pilgrim Place’s centennial gala to be held Saturday, March 28 at the Padua Hills Theatre.
For more than 40 years, Mr. Minnix has been a passionate advocate for elders. His strong voice for innovative practices that transform how our aging population is served has encouraged improvements in technology and quality health care across the nation.
A resident identified Vincent Holliverse, 29, of Claremont as the suspect in a February 25 theft at Stix Rideshop, located at 175 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Claremont police released a crime bulletin, which included a photograph of Mr. Holliverse, leading to the suspect identification. Mr. Holliverse, who is accused of stealing $80 worth of merchandise from the skate shop, was arrested for the theft.
The Claremont Police Department thanks the public for their assistance.
The City of Claremont Padua Hills Theatre Community Use Program reserves dates each year for local non-profit organizations interested in hosting community events at substantially reduced rates. This program offers a unique opportunity for nonprofits to host community events in an exquisite, historic setting.
The Padua Hills Theatre Community Use Committee is now accepting applications for events that will take place between January 1 and December 31, 2016
The body of a female found at Mt. Baldy earlier this month has been identified as Amparo Karina Velarde of Southeast Los Angeles.
The 38-year-old woman’s body was found clothed and covered in blankets on a west side turnout approximately 25 feet from Mt. Baldy Road on Tuesday, March 3. Evidence found on the victim aided in identifying the mother of two, and her family was notified of her death on March 4. Services for Ms. Velarde are scheduled for later this week.
El Roble will have an orientation for incoming seventh grade parents on Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. El Roble administrators and counselors will provide an overview of their academic and enrichment programs, counseling services and extra-curricular and club participation opportunities. Families will also learn about El Roble’s emphasis on safety, the school’s registration program during the middle of August, and any other aspect of the middle school program about which you might need information.
To say Claremont’s artistic legacy is unique would simply be an understatement. The city emerged as an important center for the visual arts in the years following World War II, due in large part to the GI Bill and the inspired efforts of artist and educator Millard Sheets.
Painters, sculptors, ceramists, enamel and mosaic artists, woodworkers and fiber artists devoted themselves to their creative pursuits with great imagination and energy.
On March 3, students from the Claremont Colleges turned out to Scripps’ Garrison Theatre by the dozens to watch a preview of the documentary The Hunting Ground.
The film’s subject—the startling number of rapes that occur on college campuses and the routinely inadequate response by college administrators—could not have been more relevant. After all, most of the audience members had walked from their campuses to the venue in the dark.
On Monday, March 2, three residential burglaries in the span of nine hours have residents on high alert.
The first burglary occurred on the 2400 block of Michigan Drive around 11:30 a.m. The 53-year-old victim was upstairs in her bedroom when she heard the sound of breaking glass coming from the rear of her home. She looked downstairs and saw an intruder standing in her dining room. The suspect saw the resident, ran outside, and fled in a silver Mercedes Benz with blue dealer paper plates with white or yellow writing
From organizing senior yoga classes to the Village Holiday Promenade to the Special Olympics Host Town activities, the Claremont Human Services department does it all.
However, when so many projects fall under one umbrella, it becomes difficult for the public—and even some members of city staff—to recognize just who’s responsible for what.
It was a night of handshakes, applause and well wishes for Claremont’s City Council members, as they reorganized the dais like a game of musical chairs following new appointments.
Council members Joe Lyons, Opanyi Nasiali and Sam Pedroza, stood before a full crowd in Claremont council chambers Tuesday night and took the oath of office from their loved ones as they begin to serve another four consecutive years with the city.
Check out our COURIER video of the ceremony. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff