It’s two days before Thanksgiving, and the multipurpose room at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church is buzzing with activity.
About three dozen volunteers are chopping onions, breaking bread for stuffing and prepping hundreds of turkeys for the annual Thanksgiving Day meal for the homeless. They range in age from members of Boy Scout Troop 214 to seniors.
Residents are invited to the Claremont Village on Friday, December 1 for an evening filled with live music, festive storefronts, a magnificent tree lighting ceremony and great shopping. The Claremont Holiday Promenade and Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Check out other events.
The Claremont High School Chamber Singers have become accustomed to achieving. They won national championships at the Festival of Gold (the Super Bowl of choir competitions in the US) in 2014 and 2016, and the program has established itself as a force on the national competitive choir stage since Choir Director Joel Wilson took over 14 years ago.
Enjoy a treasured holiday tradition with family and friends at southern California’s most spectacular production of The Nutcracker from Inland Pacific Ballet (IPB).
The Nutcracker comes to life in this magnificent ballet comprised of beautiful sets, dazzling costumes and more than 80 dancers on stage. IPB will offer 10 performances from December 9 to December 23 at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont.
The Claremont Interfaith Council (CIC) will hold its 27th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday, November 22, Thanksgiving eve, at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Ave., in Pomona.
The council invites all residents of the Claremont community to gather to share gratitude for the bounties we experience as citizens of a nation founded on core principals of freedom and liberty.
A video taken by a local mother who refuses to vaccinate her children has gone viral in recent days, putting the Claremont Unified School District’s policies in the spotlight.
Porsha Rasheed’s video, which was posted to her personal Facebook page on November 8, showcases a tense encounter with a CUSD employee and a school resource officer.
The video shows Ms. Rasheed filming a conversation with the CUSD employee as the officer watches.
Claremont residents Mai Elliott and her husband David Elliott have spent much of their lives studying Vietnam, and recently contributed to Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s hit PBS documentary series, The Vietnam War.
Mr. and Ms. Elliott have served on the advisory board for the series since 2014, and Ms. Elliott, who grew up in Vietnam, was interviewed for seven of the 10 episodes.
The Claremont city council narrowly approved entry into an energy utility alternative program set up by Los Angeles County.
The council voted 3-2 to join the Los Angeles Community Choice Energy (LACCE), a county-led community choice aggregation program (CCA) that allows residents to choose greener energy as an alternative to Southern California Edison (SCE).
The Claremont High School Band will compete this weekend in the California State Band Championships at Huntington Beach High.
“We made it to championships! The kids are very excited about it,” said Melanie Riley-Gonzalez, CHS Director of Bands and Orchestras. “This year is special because we are competing in a higher division than we have ever been and we are being successful.”
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Los Angeles County Fire officials and Claremont Police man a command post on College Avenue on Wednesday afternoon after a construction crew cut a gas line on Bonita Avenue. Police closed streets to traffic in a roughly three-block area adjacent to College and Bonita and evacuated several buildings including the Claremont Public Library.
The hiker who died in Sycamore Canyon on Friday has been identified as an Upland man.
Larry Sidders, 64, died of “sudden cardiac death,” according to Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Mr. Sidders had been hiking in the area around 7:30 a.m. Friday morning.
As construction for the upcoming Pomona College Museum of Art (PCMA) moves forward, a security fence went up last week.
The fencing was placed around the perimeter of the museum site, including the west side of College Avenue, the south side of Bonita Avenue, along the east side of the Library parking lot, the west side of College Avenue and the north side of Second Street.
The Claremont Senior Program is seeking donations for a patio project at the Joslyn Center, and the Rotary Club of Claremont jump-started the pledges by contributing $10,000. All donations will play a vital role in the development and installation of these improvements.
Brownies from Girl Scout Troop 1924 teach the audience at the Claremont City Council meeting how to do the Team Green cheer on Tuesday night. The girls’ chant was part of Sustainable Claremont’s annual report to the council. The scouts do more than just make up chants, they have also planted trees as Sustainable Claremont volunteers. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff