A series of shots heard round the world is what police are calling a gruesome act of domestic terrorism last Sunday morning. A peaceful Sikh community in Wisconsin began meal preparations at their gurdwara, term for the Sikh temple, and here before midday services when 40-year-old gunman Wade Michael Page opened fire.
Six were killed and several others injured. Americans worldwide, regardless of religious affiliation, have responded in disbelief to the bloody rampage aimed at the unassuming group known for its peaceful ways and social reform.
Now you can throw in boxing gloves.
Claremont has long been cherished for its small-town feel within a big-town environment, and what better way to describe the character of the community than through one of its most distinct characteristics: its service. Though Claremont has a vast array of service organizations, 2 dominate as the city’s longest-standing: Claremont Kiwanis and The Rotary Club of Claremont.
In the spirit of friendly neighborhood competition, we asked club members from both standout organizations to state why their club reigns supreme, and they didn’t hesitate at the chance.
Claremont residents may be experiencing a musty taste and odor in their tap water, but it is an aesthetic problem caused by an algae bloom and not a health hazard, according to water quality experts.
Officials at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California said the taste-and-odor event is affecting tap water in eastern Los Angeles County communities.
A second meeting of the Claremont Oversight Board will be held Monday, August 6 at 6 p.m. in the Citrus Room of Claremont City Hall.
The Claremont Oversight Board took over the responsibilities of the city’s former Redevelopment Agency earlier this year after Governor Jerry Brown shut down RDAs across the state of California.
From coaches to counselors, there’s a consensus: If a student athlete wants to get into a good college, to play sports and get funding, it’s never too young to get started.
CHS guidance counselor Jeremy Troesh says he likes talking to student athletes their freshman year, giving them the basics of the college recruiting process.
“I have a whole routine I go through,” he said. “I tell them, ‘When a coach or recruiter is looking at your grades, it’s not because they want to know how well you’re going to do in classes. They want to know how cheap it is to recruit you!” COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Fans of artisan beers will have cause to rejoice on August 10, when Claremont’s first microbrewery, Claremont Craft Ales, will host its grand opening ceremony. The microbrewery, located on Claremont Boulevard, will offer visitors a place to relax and sample locally-made brews in an inviting and family-friendly environment.
“We’ve put an enormous amount of effort into this,” said Emily Moultrie, the business’s general manager and the wife of brewmaster Simon Brown. “And the community has been really supportive.”
A year ago, Claremont residents gathered in droves to donate pints of blood to one of their own: former Claremont resident Erin Sweeney Bendiner, who awaited a vital bone marrow transplant to fight a rare and aggressive form of leukemia.
Though continuing to struggle with the new normals of recovery and rebuilding her immune system, Ms. Bendiner is finding the simple joys in discovering new aspects of herself post-transplant.
The 47th annual Mt. Baldy Run to the Top will be held on Labor Day, September 3. One of the oldest runs in the west, the race ends at the summit of Mt. Baldy, an elevation of 10,064 feet.
The course starts at the top of Mt. Baldy Road, offering a 4000-foot elevation gain along the approximately 7-mile course to the top of the mountain. Those who make the entire distance will enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of southern California from the highest spot in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Claremont residents will see a spike in their water rates starting in January 2013. The increase at this point is set at 15 percent based on a recent settlement with the water company.
Golden State Water Company and the Division of Ratepayer Advocates (DRA) reached an agreement last month on proposed water rate increases for Claremont residents and other Region 3 ratepayers through 2015. The settlement now moves on for its final approval by the CPUC.
It was hard to notice the full moon that rose just after sunset and lit up the night sky all evening. August 2012 is an unusual month because there will be 2 full moons. The next one is scheduled on 31st and is technically called a blue moon, coined from the phrase "Once in a blue moon," because the occurrence doesn't happen very often. Claremont won't see 2 full moons in a month until July 2015. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
An arraignment has been set for a man involved in a fatal car pursuit Sunday evening, July 29. Brian Vance Coleman will head back to court on Thursday, August 23, facing 7 charges that include vehicular manslaughter.
When James Holmes opened fire at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises on July 20 in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and wounding 58, it sent shockwaves across the country. In the days since, images of the orange-haired 24-year-old assailant have seemed to be everywhere, from TV news to Yahoo headlines to YouTube clips.
It’s hard to shield kids from this kind of ubiquity.