At the end of February, Reed and Nancy Johnson, longtime owners of Boon Companion, will bid goodbye to the toy business.
Fans of the beloved “shop around the corner” will be delighted to hear that while the original proprietors will be moving on, the Claremont business will remain a toyshop, even retaining its unique name.
Claremont residents who have extra copies of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the novel selected in the Friends of the Claremont Library’s community read last year, are welcome to donate the books to students at Chaffey High School. About 100 students enrolled in the Honors biology and English classes will be asked to read the novel over winter break. Copies may be dropped at the Claremont COURIER office, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205 B. Retirement communities are welcome to collect copies then email or call Editor Kathryn Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 621-4761 to arrange pick up.
A Claremont police officer and an unidentified woman talk to a man who had barricaded himself on the top of the California Bank and Trust building in Claremont. The man held police at bay for several hours. The standoff ended shortly after 1 p.m. according to police. COURIER photo/Steven Felschndneff
Claremont Unified School District Board of Education President Mary Caenepeel becomes emotional as she reads a statement during a ceremony recognizing her service and that of fellow board member Jeff Stark on Thursday evening in Claremont. Ms. Caenepeel and Mr. Stark, who are retiring from the board, were lauded by colleagues and the public during the ceremony. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
An excavator lays on its side after apparently breaking through the foundation of Millikan Laboratory during demolition on Thursday at Pomona College. A witness said that the massive machine tipped over while tearing down a section of the lab and appears to have fallen into the basement. Demolition began earlier this week on the planned renovation of the facility located at the northeast corner of College Avenue and Sixth Street in Claremont. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Water economist Rodney Smith, right, and Golden State Water Company CEO Robert Sprowls listen to the comments of Sustainable Claremont’s Freeman Allen on Tuesday during a special meeting about the city’s water system. The meeting became an ad hoc rebuttal by Golden State to a similar meeting held by Claremont city officials earlier this month. Check out our complete coverage inside. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
When a gym teacher tells middle schoolers to hit the track for 16 minutes, you’re more likely to encounter sighs than smiles.
This was not the case on Wednesday during the annual El Roble Turkey Trot, when a good cause and festive atmosphere put some spring in students’ steps. All money raised is used to help maintain the physical education department’s fitness center.
Michael Ryan and Friends will perform an evening of music, song and dance at 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 23. The benefit performance for the Claremont Community Foundation will be held at Garrison Theater on the Scripps College campus.
Mr. Ryan, accompanied by an array of guitars, flute, bass, percussion, singers and Brazilian dancers, will perform songs and dances of Rio de Janeiro, including the bossa nova and samba
Workers with Union Pacific Railroad remove blocks from under the wheels of steam locomotive Big Boy no. 4014 on Monday as they move the behemoth across a parking lot at the Pomona Fairplex. The engine has been on display at the Fairplex since it was retired in 1961 however now the railroad wants to restore 4014 at their facility in Cheyenne Wyoming. The first leg of that trip is a one-mile journey from the fairgrounds to the adjacent railroad tracks. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Fall in Claremont can be seen in many ways this time of year as the city of trees shows off bright color during this change of season. This photo was taken near Harrison Avenue in Claremont, one of many beautiful tree lined streets. Of course our fall is far more tame than the rest of the country, with local high temperatures dropping to the upper 60s, and upper 40s for lows. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Going green has just gotten easier in the City of Trees, thanks to the Claremont City Council’s unanimous decision to participate in the California Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) program.
Authorized by AB 811, created to encourage energy conservation throughout the state, the HERO program assists homeowners in paying for home energy retrofits. Loans are granted to eligible property owners and then paid over time through voluntary charges to their property tax bills, according to Senior Planner Chris Viers.
Claremont resident Mark Acuna gets help from five-year-old Luke Vinalli telling the tale of “The Boy who Wanted to Know Where the Birds Go in the Winter” on Saturday during the Pilgrim Place Festival. The story was part of the new First People in Claremont booth that featured the history of the Tongva people. Check out our photo gallery from the annual event. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A Baughman Avenue couple say they will take legal action against the city of Claremont and their neighbors for hindering plans to build a multi-story home expansion on their Village property.
Owners Lloyd and Debra Kuribayashi claim the process of submitting their plans and working to construct their home has been marred by costly interferences and bullying from neighbors.
“I think it’s some sort of conspiracy,” Mr. Kuribayashi said.