A gold leaf and deer musk scroll created by an artist designated as a Korean “National Treasure” was recently sealed inside a statue of the Buddha during a special private ceremony at Claremont Lincoln University (CLU), a new, inter-religious graduate school.
While the scroll will never again see the light of day, the public is invited to see the statue, which was donated to CLU by the publisher of US Modern Buddhism Magazine, Hyung Keun Kim, to honor the university’s new model for the desegregation of religious higher education.
Guests of Claremont's Joslyn Senior Center Thursday were transported to the English countryside in mind and manner with the celebration of the annual Mother's Day Tea, a social gathering honoring the gift of motherhood over afternoon refreshments.
The midday haze provided a cozy atmosphere as women gathered, teacups in hand, to enjoy hot tea and finger foods. The Mother's Day tea is a longstanding tradition near and dear to the hearts of the Joslyn Center staff, who put on the yearly May celebration, and equally cherished by the center's visitors.
"I'm a glamorous 72-year-old mother," Jane Bickman said, sporting her sparkling headpiece, complete with a large pink flower. "It's a special event for mothers and gives us the opportunity to meet people and have fun." See our complete story next edition.
The Claremont Unified School District board announced the tentative selection of James Elsasser, Ed.d., as the district's new superintendent in press release published on the CUSD website.
"The board will take action at a future regular meeting pending a successful site visit and contract negotiation," the press release stated.
Mr. Elsasser received his B.A. in Music Education from Azusa Pacific University (APU), a master's in education from APU, and his doctorate in Educational Leadership from University of Southern California.
The Gold Line Construction Authority is calling on California state legislators to help bridge a $764 million funding gap that, if filled, will bring the estimated 24-mile light rail from Azusa to Claremont and beyond.
Resources needed to fund the Pasadena-to-Azusa segment—an estimated $810 million of the total $1.574 billion of the project—have already been allocated through Measure R funds, approved in 2008.
Two ongoing hot button topics for the city of Claremont–police unions and the Wilderness Park–are on the agenda for Claremont City Council Tuesday night, May 8. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m.
After months of back and forth debate, impasse and failed contracts, the council will meet to approve a memorandum of understanding with the Claremont Police Officers Association (CPOA). The potential approval comes nearly 6 months after other employee unions were able to make an agreement.
The California State Senate will soon review a bill requiring water companies and agencies to be subject to the same review and audit process as other public utilities.
Senate Bill 1364, introduced by California Senator Bob Huff – who represents the 29th district, including Claremont – aims to give ratepayers more involvement in the water rate adjustment process.
Claremont High School’s usual maroon was replaced with a sea of purple last Saturday as hundreds took over the football field for the annual Relay for Life, a global philanthropic walkathon in support of cancer research.
Tents and canopies filled the inner circle of the field as participants gathered for the 24-hour celebration, commemorating the everyday struggle faced by those with cancer and their caregivers. More than 400 participants and over 30 teams took turns circling the track. The event raised an estimated $56,000 to support further cancer research and help those who continue with their struggle.
Volunteers will crowd the streets of Claremont Saturday, May 5 for the city’s first annual Make A Difference Campaign, bringing together dozens of local nonprofits in a national day of service.
The free volunteer fair and recognition celebration, sponsored by the Claremont Senior Program and Committee on Aging, will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Claremont Depot.
The search for the new superintendent continues as the Claremont Unified School District calls 2 special meetings to "consider and interview candidates." The first meeting was Monday morning at 7:30 a.m., the second was Tuesday, May 1, at 2 p.m. at the district office.
CUSD Board President Jeff Stark expressed the district and board are satisfied with the pool of 33 applicants.
When Margaret Boggess was born in the Pomona Valley in 1913, the now highly populated area was a landscape of lemon and orange trees. It would be a draw that kept her calling the region home for the rest of her life.
Even at 98, the citrus groves continued importance in her life was palpable last week as she rested near a window of her north Claremont home, eating quarters of an orange.
Ms. Boggess and her late husband built their lives around these groves, and the trees that residents have come to know about Claremont. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff