At 4 years old, Claremont resident Joshua “JJ” Miller has already taken part in dozens of runs, jogathons and even a triathlon. If his determination and level of activity at such a young age isn’t inspiration enough, factor in that this bubbly young boy, known for his sense of humor and sociability, does all this with 2 prosthetic legs.
He does it to help other challenged athletes around the world.
Through Team JJ, Joshua and a crew of supporters are running, swimming and biking to raise money and awareness for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Citrus College history professor Bruce Solheim has a big heart for returning veterans.
A veteran himself, Mr. Solheim discovered the extremes of post-deployment difficulties when his brother returned from the Vietnam War battling post-traumatic stress disorder and a host of physical ailments triggered by contact with the toxic herbicide Agent Orange.
The Claremont Interfaith Council invites the public to join for an election eve gathering titled, “In Celebration of the American Spirit.” The event takes places Monday, November 5, at 7 p.m. in the plaza of the Claremont Depot.
This event, sponsored by the Claremont Interfaith Working Group for Middle East Peace, is not political in nature
Firefighters attend to a victim of a 2-vehicle collision involving a van and a sedan Friday afternoon at the corner of Base Line Road and Monte Vista Avenue in Claremont. There were multiple injuries in the crash and one of the vehicles caught fire. The driver of the van was airlifted to USC Medical Center with a broken femur, 3 other people were injured and transported to area hospitals. According to the police the van was eastbound on Base Line when it collided with the sedan which was headed west and made a left hand turn in front of the van. COURIER Photo / Steven Felschundneff
No, Alice in Wonderland did not make a special appearance in Claremont Wednesday. But Maggie Tupman, from the Claremont Chamber of Commerce, was ready to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters in the Village just before sundown. The city was taken over by hundreds of ghouls, butterflies, insects, and super heroes (just to name of few) as businesses participated in a treat giveaway to celebrate Halloween. Judging from the number of happy campers roaming the streets, it was easy to tell the event was a huge success. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Emergency aircrews were called out to Claremont on 4 separate occasions within 2 days this week for unrelated car accidents. Each accident involved a biker or pedestrian.
The first incident—which occurred on Monday, October 29—took place around 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Dartmouth and Foothill Boulevard. A car took a premature left turn onto Dartmouth at Foothill, colliding with a motorcycle traveling east. The motorcyclist, a 41-year-old male, was airlifted to USC.
Take one step into the Padua Hills studio of renowned ceramicists Harrison McIntosh and the late Rupert Deese, and the passage of time ceases to exist. Pottery wheels remain in place—just as they did when they set up shop 60 years ago—with glasses of engobe labeled by the careful hand of the artists lining the shelf above.
Even the original kiln beckons for a fire-up from the corner of the small nook. Mr. McIntosh, 98, sits in the chair next to his pottery wheel with ease, running his hand along a ceramic bowl with familiarity, though his failing eyesight prevents him from continuing to create his notable ceramic pieces.
As the city looks to mitigate parking issues relating to the increasingly popular Wilderness Park among residential streets, commissioners are recommending a halt in the process.
Last week, the Claremont Traffic and Transportation Commission unanimously urged the city to conduct a Wilderness Park master plan in order to take a deeper look at the city’s wilderness space before addressing individual streets and their parking issues.
The recommendation was made after reviewing a proposal to restrict parking on Via Santa Catarina—located near the Wilderness Park in Claraboya—24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Claremont police have nabbed suspects wanted in a recent auto burglary spree sweeping the city of Claremont. More than 10 auto burglaries have been reported in the area of Monte Vista and Shenandoah alone in the last several weeks, according to police reports.
Items stolen have included a printer, laptops and wallets totaling a loss of over a thousand dollars.
State and county school officials moved to officially endorse Governor Jerry Brown’s tax initiative, Proposition 30, on Friday.
Heavy-hitting school chiefs now lending their support to Prop 30, which will be on the November 6 ballot, include Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, Los Angeles County Superintendent Art Delgado and Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy.
The proposition aims to offset education and state public safety cuts.
There is nothing common about Ruth Bobo, who touched countless lives during her nearly 4 decades as a Claremont High School English and creative writing teacher. With her Alabama accent, her passion for literature and her warm and humorous engagement with students, she remains a Claremont icon 7 years after her retirement.
Unfortunately, Mrs. Bobo, 75, is facing a problem that is increasingly common among seniors. With mounting heath concerns, including rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, gastro-intestinal difficulties and vision loss, she now requires 24-hour in-home care. But she has help from Arin Allen, a hard working gentleman who has made Mrs. Bobo his personal cause. Tell us about your own Ruth Bobo story on the Courier Facebook page. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
“I strongly believe we need to take a position. Claremont is specifically not listed in a funding measure that all Claremont people are going to be paying for,” Sam Pedroza said.
Councilmembers Opanyi Nasiali and Corey Calaycay abstained, a stance Mr. Calaycay says he has taken on endorsing election issues since his days working for the state legislature.
“It was very clear that we could not take a position on any initiative on behalf of a legislator even if that legislator, on his own time, was taking a position,” Mr. Calaycay said. “I draw a very firm line as an elected official after that experience by not involving our city in any way in endorsing an election issue.”