United States Army Sargent and Silver Star recipient Joshua Labbe, was the keynote speaker at the Memorial Day service at the Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont Monday. He was honored for his service and actions in Afghanistan from an intense 7-hour firefight during his deployment in 2010. His message focused on how his comrades lost would want people not to mourn them, but live happy productive lives that celebrate their freedom. About 150 people attended the annual ceremony. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The fifth annual “Mi Casa es Su Casa” event saw many members of the Claremont community enjoy a bounty of specialty wines and spirits last Sunday.
The event, which was hosted at Hotel Casa 425, was a fundraiser for both the Claremont Community Foundation and the Claremont Educational Foundation. Around 160 Claremonters enjoyed live music by the Claremont High School Jazz Band, along with a variety of food, fine wines, liquors and beers.
“In a way, the event is a thank you to the community,” said Nickie Cleaves, executive director of CEF.
The city of Claremont will co-sponsor the 40th anniversary celebration of El Barrio Park next month despite a lengthy dispute Tuesday night over a possible conflict regarding religion.
Mayor Pro Temp Opanyi Nasiali first called into question the appropriateness of the city’s sponsorship because the event—set for Saturday, June 16—includes a Catholic Mass.
The Arbol Verde Preservation committee approached the city about the $370 co-sponsorship to help with the cost of insurance and equipment.
The Claremont Village said goodbye to a longtime local favorite last week. After 21 years serving American and French fare on the corner of Harvard and Bonita, Harvard Square Cafe has officially called it quits in the city of Claremont.
Harvard Square has claimed the hearts and hunger of locals and passersby over the years with its sophisticated atmosphere, trademark outdoor patio, and menu favorites like the baked Brie and crab cakes and decadent wine list.
A detailed investigative report alleges that Sumner School Principal Frank D'Emilio was derelict in his duties as a mandated reporter and untruthful in his interactions about reporting suspected child abuse to the Department of Child and Family Services [DCFS].
The district hired Edward C. Saucerman of Workforce Investigations Group to conduct the investigation into allegations against the principal. Mr. Saucerman interviewed Mr. D'Emilio, parents of both children involved, the children, and 7 district employees, including teaching staff.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden will be buzzing with events and activities this summer, and will welcome guests with new events and happenings. The Garden will continue displaying David Rogers’ Big Bug art exhibition, will maintain the Butterfly Pavilion, and invites adult guests to Bugs and Brews.
Golden State Water Company announced Tuesday its endorsement of Senate Bill 1364 to give ratepayers more involvement in the water rate adjustment process.
California Senator Bob Huff introduced Senate Bill 1364 with the goal of requiring water companies and agencies to be subject to the same review and audit process as other public utilities. The bill has been sponsored and supported by the city of Claremont, among others.
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The Claremont High School Theater Department will shake up Bridges Auditorium on Friday, May 25 when students debut a popular, Elvis-themed juke box musical.
More than 70 student performers hailing from Krista Carson Elhai's musical theatre class will take the stage in a production cleverly entwining a 1950s setting with Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." With colorful costumes, vibrant lighting and lots of song and dance, "All Shook Up" is sure to be popular.
The musical, which made its Broadway debut in 2005, takes place in a Mid-western town ruled by bland conservatism, with restrictions on tight pants, public kissing and loud music. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Finance will be the theme of Tuesday's Claremont City Council meeting, May 22, set for 6:30 p.m. in the Claremont City Council Chamber, 225 W. Second St.
The potential purchase of Golden State Water Company real property interests will be discussed in Tuesday evening's closed session, which begins after a brief public comment session at 5:15 p.m. After direction given by the city council earlier this year, Claremont staff has been working on gathering information regarding the possible costs of acquiring the city's water system.
The eclipse did not totally obscure the sun from the Claremont viewing area, but did dim the late evening light when this photo was taken at 6:41p.m. Sunday. The rare event gave millions in the western United States front-row seats to a spectacle that hadn't been witnessed in 18 years. The best viewing areas were located in Northern California and Oregon, among others. If you took an eclipse photo, go to the COURIER Facebook page and share with our 1700 friends. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
If there was any doubt that Sumner Principal Frank D'Emilio is beloved by the community, it was dispelled when a standing-room-only crowd packed into the Thursday, May 17 school board meeting to express dismay and outrage at his recent dismissal.
The crowd, which ultimately reached about 165, began gathering outside the Richard S. Kirkendall Education Center in advance of the meeting, circulating blue cards to reserve public comment spots as well as a petition to have Mr. D'Emilio reinstated with the district. Many took a moment to offer a hug and words of encouragement to the administrator's tearful wife, Catherine, who was there without her husband.
The red carpets were rolled out once again Thursday night as filmmakers and movie buffs gathered at the local Laemmle movie theatre for the fourth annual Claremont 5 Second Film Festival, presented by the Claremont Community College (CCC), a local charitable organization with a fictional institutional name.
Hundreds filled the Laemmle to view 20 short films created by filmmakers from the local community, across the country and around the world.
CANDLELIGHT PAVILION: 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening shows: dinner at 6 p.m., performance at 8:15 p.m.; Sunday evening shows: dinner at 5 p.m., performance at 7:15 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees: lunch at 11 a.m., performance at 12:45 p.m. The summer concert series takes place on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Ticket are $20. Dinner will not be served, but beverages and desserts will be available for purchase. 626-1254 ext.1 or www.candlelightpavilion.com.