Betty Crocker and Ed Reece, co-chairs of Partners for a Safe Claremont, speak during the Measure SC kickoff party Sunday afternoon at the Claremont DoubleTree Hotel. About 60 people, including city councilmembers, police officers and members of the public, arrived to support Measure SC, a $23.5 million bond that would pay for a new police station.
The Rotary Club of Claremont managed to pull off another fantastic Taste of Claremont Saturday, as hundreds of hungry (and thirsty) patrons enjoyed great food from some of the area's 50 top vendors. Even with over 800 people showing up for dinner at the Claremont University Consortium, there were plenty of tasty dishes to choose from all over the world. Later on there was music to dance by and special ticket drawings for wine, food, photos and other prizes. Even with all the fun, it's important to note how critical this event is to raise money for many of the charitable donations Claremont Rotary makes during the entire year.
Thirty artists and two psychics from the Claremont store, Buddhamouse, will settle in for three richly-filled days of art and craft fun.
Pottery, jewelry, photography, hand-blown glass, painting, collage, dolls, handmade clothing, quilts, boxes, enamel work, furniture painting, robots and so much more will be on display for browsing and shopping.
The Democratic Club of Claremont will present information about five statewide measures on the June 5 ballot at its 7 p.m. meeting on Monday, April 30 at Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont. The event is free and open to the public.
Bargain hunters alert: Crossroads Women’s annual community-wide yard sale is coming next Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to Cahuilla Park, 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.
The yearly grab bag event is always chockablock with treasures old and new for buyers.
The foundation for the proposed Village South specific plan will be sent back to the commissions for further feedback.
That was the direction of the council, who voted 4-1 to send back the goals and guiding principles of a proposed southerly addition to the Claremont Village to either the planning commission or a joint planning and architectural committee.
About 50 Claremonters got their first look at Measure SC during a forum at the Hughes Center on April 19.
The forum, hosted by Active Claremont, featured presentations and a question-and-answer session.
Betty Crocker and Jim Keith represented the pro-SC side.
“It’s our time, it’s our turn,” Ms. Crocker said. “It’s our time to give our city direction.
Construction for Pomona College’s new art museum on College Avenue between Second Street and Bonita Avenue began last November, and is progressing according to plan. Project manager Brian Faber said the $44 million project is expected to be completed in June of 2019.
For years, Pomona’s art museum has been housed in a small facility on the corner of Bonita and College, with much of the art in storage because there was no space to display it.
The Webb Schools will be given the Bess Garner Historic Preservation Award “in recognition of their stewardship shown in the preservation of the significant architecture and physical history of their campus,” according to Claremont Heritage’s David Shearer.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden will be given the Cultural Heritage Award for its dedication to California native plants and their educational programs, exhibitions, publications and events. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Delayed gratification isn’t for everyone: teenagers, for instance. But every now and then, if one is patient, waiting pays.
Such is the case with singer-songwriter Ellen Harper’s latest release, “Light Has a Life of its Own.” Ms. Harper’s sophomore effort delves eloquently into the various stages of love and desire, or lack thereof, as well as the music industry, and even a plea for decent music at her own funeral.
Winning Margins, which identifies as a “progressive organization dedicated to rebuilding the Democratic party,” will host a forum on homelessness in Claremont featuring some of the 2018 Claremont city council candidates, including Jennifer Stark, Jed Leano, Edgar Reece, Zachary Courser and Sam Pedroza.
Carol Perez of Whittier blows bubbles as she rides her bike along College Avenue on Sunday during the CicLAvia event in Claremont. For one day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., a meandering seven mile route between Claremont and San Dimas was closed to automobile traffic so fans of two wheeled transportation could have a car free cruise. CicLAvia, which is held at different locations in Los Angeles County about four times a year, coincided with Claremont’s Earth Day celebration. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Jim Keith and Betty Crocker put on a presentation supporting Measure SC as part of a public forum on Thursday during the Active Claremont meeting at the Hughes Center. Measure SC is a general obligation bond that if passed by voters on June 5 would provide funds for building a new police station in Claremont. The event’s organizers were unable to secure someone to speak against the measure. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff