Mark Manlapaz’s mother Carmelina Curtis is comforted by a mourner following a vigil for her slain son on Thursday in Claremont. Mr. Manlapaz, who was both a park ranger in Claremont and a public safety officer at Cal Poly Pomona, was murdered during a shift at the college. Over one hundred people attended the vigil at Lewis Park where speakers described Mr. Manlapaz as a kind and giving man. “He was a good son, a wonderful child,” Ms. Curtis said. “I am very proud of him for all of the impact he had on these people.” COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Check out our complete coverage of Claremont's Fourth with a story, photo gallery and video as hundreds of city residents gathered to celebrate community and our nation’s independence, over food and entertainment at Claremont’s 70th annual Fourth of July celebration.
“Our raising of the flag is our reason why we celebrate Fourth of July and the freedom that we are lucky enough to enjoy as Americans,” Maury Feingold, member of the Independence Day Committee, said. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The city of Claremont has cool zones established for periods of three days or more of triple-digit heat. If you or someone you know needs to chill out, here are the details: Alexander Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Sunday; Blaisdell Community Center, at 440 S. College Ave., is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
In the music business, a surname can often open doors—the puzzle has always been in establishing one’s own identity once you’re inside.
Many famous offspring never push past the inevitable comparisons to stake their own claim as artists. It can be a tough cross to bear. Ask Frank Sinatra, Jr.
For Louise Goffin, who brings her sophisticated pop/rock songbook to Claremont for a house concert on Saturday, July 14, that burden could well have been insurmountable.
Patients at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s (PVHMC) Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center were greeted by fifth grade students from Condit Elementary School just before the school year ended.
The students delivered more than 40 handmade cards filled with words of encouragement for patients.
Claremont is continuing to get its priorities in order, according to an update from the city.
The city presented the council with a progress report on how Claremont is fulfilling its eight identified priorities during last week’s city council meeting. City Manager Tara Schultz also teased a possible revision of the city’s mission statement and core values at the next priorities workshop on January 29.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for all of Los Angeles County. The Wilderness Park will be closed on Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 and will reopen in Sunday, July 8.
Barbershop quartet Dudes of Four Tune, Lance Alloway, David Morketter, Tom Duval and Geoffrey Mordue entertain the crowd with patriotic tunes during Claremont’s Independence Day celebration in Memorial Park. From the Freedom 5000 road race to the fantastic fireworks, here's what you need to know about Claremont July Fourth celebration. Be sure to check out our very special edition loaded with more features, photos, lists and stories about America's holiday. From the entire Courier staff—have a great time celebrating! Just be safe out there.
A Cal Poly Pomona public safety officer who was killed on Friday was also a Claremont park ranger.
Mark Manlapaz, 37 from Victorville, served as Claremont’s senior park ranger, and had been a ranger for three years, according to Claremont Police Chief Shelly Vander Veen.
Mr. Manlapaz was killed on the afternoon of June 29 when an unknown assailant stabbed him to death in his truck at Cal Poly, according to news reports.
Hundreds of people gathered in Memorial Park last Saturday to protest against separation of immigrant families at the southern border.
At the Families Belong Together rally, which coincided with numerous similar rallies across the country, the crowd chanted and held signs with such slogans as “families belong together,” “reunite families now.
A safe containing $1,000 was stolen from Flappers comedy club on Thursday.
The burglary was discovered when an employee arrived at the comedy club, located at 532 west First Street, at approximately 11:15 a.m., Claremont police said in a release.
The employee noticed broken glass bottles inside, and also discovered the safe was missing. There were no signs of forced entry into the business, police said.
A handful of people took in the reopening of James Turrell’s art installation Skyspace on Monday at Pomona College.
The installation, which is also known as Dividing the Light, is located in the Draper Courtyard, Lincoln and Edmunds Buildings, Pomona College at the corner of Sixth Avenue and College Way in Claremont.
The popular attraction had been closed for maintenance beginning in May, but reopened June 20.
After months of anticipation, Gus’s Barbeque is finally open in Claremont.
This is just the second location of the storied South Pasadena barbeque joint since it was first founded in 1946. The restaurant opened in the corner space at the Packing House, which was formerly occupied by Casablanca.