Like most kids, Jeff Faust started kindergarten at five, at Claremont’s Oakmont Elementary School. Unlike most kids, by the time he was ready to move on to El Roble Intermediate School his life was pretty much settled: he would be an artist. “My art memories start in the fifth or sixth grade at Oakmont,” Mr. Faust said. “It came on fairly strong and didn’t waver.” COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont’s community development director Brian Desatnik will be leaving May 25 for the city of Redlands, City Manager Tony Ramos said during Tuesday night’s council meeting.
“I want to thank him, and wish him the best of luck, for the last 23 years of his outstanding contribution to the city of Claremont,” Mr. Ramos said.
With the setting sun just reaching the peak of its roof Renwick House is all boarded up and ready for its move across the street later this month. Work crews have been getting the site ready, including building a new foundation, in advance of the actual move which is scheduled for May 30th. Pomona College is relocating the house to make way for construction of the Pomona College Museum of Art. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Emergency personnel attend to the driver of an older Toyota sedan that was involved with a single vehicle collision on Foothill Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon in Claremont. The collision was relatively minor but it did close one of the westbound lanes and caused traffic congestion in both directions along Foothill. The driver was taken to the hospital by ambulance. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
After three weeks of refusing to perform traditional duties, Scripps College resident advisors agreed to end their strike and resume regular responsibilities Thursday night, they announced in an email to the Scripps community.
The RAs, who released a list of demands April 13, touted promises they received from the administration after “weeks of negotiations,” including a “two-phase restructuring of the RA role,” a revision of the drug and alcohol policy, increased financial aid accessibility and more.
Nearly 800 people signed an open letter addressed to Claremont McKenna College officials this week expressing concern over what they perceive as the “criminalization” of CMC students involved in a campus protest in early April. Heather Mac Donald, the author of The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe, and an outspoken critic of the Black Lives Matter movement, was scheduled to speak at the college’s Athenaeum on April 6 in Claremont.
A fierce battle is being waged at the Claremont Colleges over the First Amendment, and a student publication is caught in the crossfire.
In the past couple years, students attending the city’s five undergraduate colleges have become increasingly politically active, with their demonstrations, statements and demands typically centering on issues of race.
An empty, fenced-off plot of land in the middle of Village West is the subject of an apparent showdown between the city and a developer.
The parcel, formerly the home of the since-demolished Rich’s Products, has been owned by Los Angeles-based Denley Investment & Management since 2011.
Claremont police officers are used to tracking down stolen cars or runaway perps, but on Sunday morning they dealt with a different kind of pursuit—a runaway cow.
The saga began when Officer Jamison Sims got a call around 6:50 a.m. regarding a cow that was possibly in distress on the 700 block of Alamosa Drive, according to Sgt. Eric Huizar of the Claremont Police Department.
Residents got their first look at a new housing development that is set to change the face of the Webb Canyon hillside.
The Clara Oaks project was unveiled to a packed crowd in the Padua Room at the Alexander Hughes Center Monday evening, as representatives talked about the plans and fielded questions from skeptical Claremonters.
Four people were arrested by Claremont police on a number of charges, including identity theft, grand theft auto and stolen firearms, at the Knights Inn in Claremont on Saturday, April 29. Claremont Police Department officers witnessed a male push a female outside of the Knights Inn, located at 721 S. Indian Hill Blvd. As police approached the couple, they ran. Police saw the man throw a loaded handgun with a high-capacity magazine on the ground. He was caught by police and it was later determined that the handgun had been stolen during a residential burglary in Rancho Cucamonga, according to police.
Over the past few years, development in Claremont has made the news as the pace of construction continues at a fast pace. On Monday night, May 1, developers will present plans for 47 new, high tech homes in the Webb Canyon area located in the northeast corner of Claremont. Claraoaks will spread over 100 acres of land, sitting just west of Claraboya and north of Webb Schools. This will be the first time residents can see specifics of this large project. And there may be some push back, as some people are concerned how all the building will impact the rolling hills of this pristine area. The meeting starts at 6:30p.m., at the Alexander Hughes Community Center at 1700 Danbury Road in Claremont. All those interested are invited to attend. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Creating anything from thin air is a singularly satisfying endeavor. Whether it’s a recipe, a painting, a home or a poem, the thrill of making something new is rewarding in ways that are difficult to explain.
And if you’re good, lucky, or both, your creation may find a life out in the world. For songwriters, having a song—just one song—that resonates outside of one’s own bedroom, garage or studio is really the be-all, end-all.