A little over a decade ago, 28-year-old Stacy Crawford was diagnosed with Behcet’s disease, a rare autoimmune disorder often characterized by ulcers and inflammation in painful, spontaneous flare-ups. She spent 10 days in the hospital with her initial outbreak as doctors struggled to diagnose her. Feeling alone in her struggle, Ms. Crawford vowed to one day help others facing similar strife.
The commercial building on the southeast corner of Arrow Highway and Indian Hill Boulevard in Claremont was demolished by work crews this week as the months-long redevelopment of the Peppertree Square site began. The project has long been a priority for city officials who see the development as an underutilized retail location. Sea West Enterprises is overseeing the project which is scheduled to be completed by February. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Tuesday, September 25, is National Voter Registration Day. The deadline to register is Monday, October 22 to vote in the November 6, 2012 General Election, but residents are encouraged to register early.
Those eligible to vote must be citizens of the United States and must be 18 years of age (or will be at the time of the election). Re-registration is required if you have moved, had a name change, or wish to make a change to political party. Voter registration forms are available at Claremont City Hall, the Claremont Library and the Claremont Post Office.
What began as Tracy Sulkin’s one-woman campaign to keep the streets of her hometown clean now has dozens of volunteers quite literally sweeping the Mt. Baldy hillside.
Under the leadership of Ms. Sulkin, the local open space is receiving a special cleanup with the Adopt-A-Turnout campaign, a volunteer-driven program that encourages locals to take pride in beautifying the region.
“It provides a sense of ownership,” Ms. Sulkin said of the Adopt-A-Turnout program, “and ownership motivates people. Adopting a turnout of your own is also a fun way to volunteer.”
The Claremont City Council will review a potential fare increase to the city’s Dial-A-Ride program this Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Dial-A-Ride Claremont has provided inexpensive cab service to locals without transportation since 1985. The Community and Human Services Commission recommended the fare increase last month after several public hearings on the nonprofit organization.
Riding on the back of a NASA Boeing 747 the Space Shuttle Endeavour passes over the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Friday. The Endeavour completed its final flight on Friday cruising southern California landmarks including Malibu, downtown Los Angeles, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Disneyland and eventually landing at Los Angeles International Airport. The spectacle attracted crowds throughout the region but few reported incidents aside from isolated traffic congestion. COURIER Photo / Steven Felschundneff
Larry Castorena smiles as he collects garbage from the side of Mount Baldy Road on Thursday in Claremont. The Claremont Senior Bicycle Group volunteered to pick up trash along the roadway from Evey Canyon to Shinn Road as part of their weekly Thursday morning ride. More in Saturday’s edition. COURIER Photo / Steven Felschundneff
Wayne Rogers takes a photo as Greg Rice unwraps a musket on Saturday during a Constitution
Week observation in Claremont. The 2 men are part of the Sons of the American Revolution. Though schools were closed, it didn’t stop the afternoon history lesson on the front steps of the City Council Chamber.
Volunteers with colonial garb and muskets in hand entertained passersby in commemoration of Constitution Week, a yearly observance of the adoption of the Constitution of the United States, which runs Monday, September 17 through Sunday, September 23. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
More than a decade of dedicated community service has earned Tony Marino, 35-year Claremont resident and volunteer, a special spot amid the whirling and twirling extravaganza at the 90th annual LA County Fair.
Mr. Marino, along with the 2 other Claremont heroes, will be guest-of-honor at a celebratory luncheon, distinguished in a special Claremont parade and then recognized during an award ceremony. The Claremont police aide and all-around serviceman finds it hard to believe all the fanfare.
Randy Prout is one of our local State Farm agents, and is also one of 3 Community Heroes to be honored at the LA County Fair’s Claremont Day tomorrow.
When asked why he believes he was chosen as a hero, he said he had no idea.
Nevertheless, it is obvious he has given a lot of time and effort to the community through attending events, helping out during times of need and keeping a deep network of people.
Judy Chu, the first Chinese American woman elected to Congress, looks to continue to pave the way for Americans striving to find their footing in the land of the free. The seasoned politician, who made her way to the state legislature after 20 years as a college professor, vies to serve a second term in Congress, this time in the newly-redistricted 27th district.
First in a 3-part series. When the Los Angeles County Fair celebrates Claremont Day on Thursday, September 20, a fresh face will be shining among those honored as 2012 Claremont Community Heroes, that of 8th grader McKenna Maglio.
The Western Christian School student, who turns 14 this week, may be young, but she has already distinguished herself by volunteering extensively with people with disabilities.
Ever since reporter Landus Rigsby took a leave of absence in March, it’s become increasingly apparent that help is needed to cover Claremont’s hopping sports scene. Enter Chris Oakley, a longtime Claremonter and student at Claremont Graduate University, with an unassuming manner, a ready smile and a sports-savvy born of years of fandom.