Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton is a raconteur, using music to shares tales of how things were in the old days.
He uses any instrument he can get his hands on—guitar, banjo, piano, fiddle, harmonica and accordion among them—to play jazz and blues dating back to the years before World War II, crooning the words in a southern drawl.
On Tuesday, May 19 Claremont police pulled out all the stops when a resident alerted them that he’d heard noises coming from a vacant home on the 1400 block of Lafayette Road. Officers responded to the home at 10:42 p.m. and saw a flickering light in one of the rooms.
Interested in exercise for a good cause? Walk with or without your dog through the lovely Pomona College campus on Saturday, May 30 to support the work of HOPE (Helping Out Pets Everyday), a local nonprofit.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Stover Walk (located south of 550 N. College Ave
Put a feather in your cap and call it macaroni! A scaled-down version of Claremont’s beloved fireworks show will once again be a part of the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration.
The city’s Independence Day Committee voted to modify the Pomona College fireworks show using what are called “close proximity” fireworks that will light up the stadium and require very little water.
Bingxing Zhau and Yushuang Sun cheer for their friend Weimeng Kong on Sunday during 57th annual commencement at Harvey Mudd College. The college chose Chairman of the California Air Resources Board Mary Nichols to be their keynote speaker. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Robin Tanenbaum, student of Jennifer Tsai, a German teacher at Claremont High School, has been awarded an all expense paid summer study trip to Germany.
Robin was selected as a national winner after scoring in the 95th percentile on the Level 2015 National German Exam for High School Students sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). Nearly 21,000 students participated in the program.
The developer of the Village Lofts, a four-story mixed-use project at the old Rich’s Food site on Oberlin Avenue, will begin demolition on June 1. The demolition work is expected to last up to three months, according the city manager’s report, with construction of the project beginning as soon as demolition is completed.
The Intercultural Council Houses, built between 1947 and 1952 have been added to the National Register of Historic Places as an historic district, according to the latest city manager’s report.
The houses—bounded by Blanchard Place, Claremont Boulevard, East First Street and Brooks Street—are a cluster of 12 single-family homes on a single residential block in Claremont’s Arbol Verde neighborhood.
An instructional aide from Claremont High School accused of having a sexual relationship with a student has been charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney for her alleged crimes.
Brandy Wilborn of Pomona was charged Friday, May 15 with three counts: felony oral copulation of person under 18, felony unlawful sexual intercourse and child molesting, a misdemeanor. According to prosecutors, the 38-year-old reportedly had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male student between January and May of this year.
Claremont native Tom Bicksler climbed Argentina’s Mount Aconcagua in 2013, the tallest point in both South America and the Southern Hemisphere. In the photo he is at about 21,700 feet less than 100 vertical feet from the summit.
Developer D.R. Horton chalked up a win from the city of Claremont on Tuesday night as the city council approved a conditional use permit allowing the developer to move forward on the second phase of Serrano, a single-family residential development on Base Line Road.
Joseph Chandler Davall, the Coachella Valley man convicted of attacking and raping a 12-year-old Claremont girl as she slept in her home, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The hours for the pedestrian underpass tunnel located at south College Avenue and the I-10 freeway will remain unchanged, following a unanimous vote from city council on Tuesday.
Equipped with gates on each side, the tunnel provides for pedestrian access under the freeway, eliminating the need for pedestrians to walk to Indian Hill Boulevard or Mills Avenue to cross the freeway.
Cancer survivors begin the celebratory first lap officially kicking off the annual Relay for Life charity walk on Saturday at Claremont High School. About 30 teams and 400 participants raised $45,000 for the American Cancer Society. COURIER photo/Jenelle Rensch