In recognition of his orchestral work, Ellis Island: The Dream of America, Claremont Graduate University Professor of Music Peter Boyer has been selected as one of the recipients of the 34th Ellis Island Medals of Honor.
The annual medal is given to a selection of 100 Americans whose accomplishments in their field are worthy of commendation.
Foothill AIDS Project’s Dining Out For Life takes place April 25, with several local restaurants taking part in the annual event.
Local participants include Claremont Craft Ales, House of Pong, Saca’s, Sanctuary Coffee and Mr. D’s Diner.
Tickets are on sale for the Claremont Educational Foundation’s annual Prius Raffle. For a chance to win a 2018 Toyota Prius, entrants can purchase a ticket for $20 or six tickets for $100.
Tickets are also being sold by all CUSD schools as well as CHS Class of 2019, CHS Class of 2020 and CHS Speech and Debate with more groups to come. Groups will earn a portion of each ticket sold.
The Claremont city council heard about ways to increase revenues during Tuesday evening’s meeting.
The city is current facing shortfalls of $1 million for the 2019-2020 fiscal year and $1.8 million for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. The deficits include PERS, insurance and contractual increases for maintenance and landscaping services.
Sustainable Claremont will host an Earth Day celebration this Sunday, April 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Second Street in the Claremont Village. Also, the Claremont Garden Club will offer its annual “Claremont Eclectic” tour of home gardens.
With more than 70 exhibitors scheduled, attendees of the Earth Day event can play games, see live insects and wild birds and learn about opportunities to save water and energy.
Claremont High School principal Brett O’Connor notified CHS families today about the death of Victor Ojeda, who was a senior at the school.
“The CUSD Crisis Response Team has been on campus all day,” Mr. O’Connor said. “We will have extra counselors on campus for the next few days to support students and staff.”
Sustainable Claremont will host an Earth Day celebration this Sunday, April 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Second Street in the Claremont Village.
With more than 70 exhibitors scheduled, attendees can play games, see live insects and wild birds and learn about opportunities to save water and energy. There will also be an all-electric transit bus and personal vehicles for an up-close view.
With the Fourth of July on the horizon, Claremont’s planning committee is readying for the town’s festivities. From awards ceremonies to booths for charities, there are a variety of ways for Claremont citizens to become involved in the celebration.
Tom Helliwell has been installed as the 2019-2020 president of the University Club of Claremont, the club that seeks to offer “the most intellectually stimulating luncheon in town.” Dr. Helliwell is an emeritus professor of physics at Harvey Mudd College. Tom McGrath is the new vice president, and Larry Fox, Marilyn Lubarsky, Donna Bernard and Art Sutton have been elected to the board of directors.
Paramedics attend to a teenage cyclist who was stuck by a vehicle in front of Claremont High School as classes were letting out on Monday afternoon. The driver of the vehicle, Albert Ravelo, said the teen darted out in front of his car and he did not have time to stop. Mr. Ravelo had just picked up his daughter at CHS and was driving south on Indian Hill Boulevard at about 25 mph when the cyclist exited the south parking lot at the school and attempted to cross the street. The boy reportedly did a little bunny hop and rolled across the car’s hood, which smashed the windshield but may have prevented him from receiving more serious injury.
The Napier Initiative at Pilgrim Place has made two social justice awards of $15,000 to Pomona College seniors Sophia Roe and Alejandro Guerrero.
The awards were announced at a festive banquet on Saturday, March 30, which honored the two recipients as well as nine additional Napier Fellows who had submitted proposals for social justice projects they wished to carry out after graduation.
There's nothing like those Santa Ana winds bringing in warmer weather and clear skies to the Southland. And you can see for miles looking south from Potato Mountain, just north of Mt. Baldy Road. But heat is in the forecast on Monday as daytime temperatures reached over 90 degrees. The warm weather will not last long however, as the warm winds will subside bringing more normal temperatures with highs in the upper 70s. Yet the mornings will still feel brisk, reaching only the low 50s. There's not much rain in the forecast, other than a chance on Friday during the day. Otherwise we have stable, normal temperatures for the next couple of weeks. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Is your non-profit group looking for a special place to hold their event next year? The 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 an opportunity for non-profits to host community events at the historic setting.