The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.
To fully meet the needs of hospital patients in the coming days and weeks, donations are urgently needed from new and current donors.
Bus lines across the Pomona Valley were disrupted for hours Monday morning as Foothill Transit maintenance workers briefly went on strike.
Nineteen of the 39 total bus lines on the expansive system were halted when the strike took place at midnight, according to Foothill Transit spokeswoman Felicia Friesema.
Adoption manager Tandy Robinson thanks Girl Scouts Olivia Soliman, Ava Villegas and Sophia Richter during a recent celebration at Priceless Pets’ The Orphanage in Claremont. The three scouts created 48 adopted dog goody bags to be given to customers of Priceless Pets who adopt one of the organization’s canines. The bags contained food, a toy and a leash, as well as brochures about dog care that the three teens wrote themselves.
Claremont Heritage will host “Jazz and Art in the Park” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 19 at Garner House in Memorial Park, 840 N Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont.
The evening will include an opportunity to socialize with actor and singer Lainie Kazan (My Big, Fat Greek Wedding), live jazz from the band Castaways, appetizers and desserts by Adoro Catering and craft beer from Last Name Brewery.
The Claremont City Council approved the appointment of five people to various city commissions last week.
The appointments, which took place at the end of the July 25 meeting, filled various vacancies at the community and human services, architectural and planning commissions.
The days of darkness in the Vons shopping center on Base Line and Mills are coming to an end.
The city has been working with the property manager to install new high-efficiency LED lighting, according to last week’s city manager’s report. The lights have been ordered and are expected to be installed in August, the city says.
After 53 graduations and more than 2,500 graduated preschoolers, Claremont Baptist Nursery School said goodbye to Kathy Potter and Janet Hodges earlier this summer.
First established in 1964 by Edith Fagg, the nursery school is located at the Claremont First Baptist church on the corner of Harrison and Mountain Avenues.
The Claremont Police Department estimates that 23 percent of the city’s commercial burglaries take place at Extra Space Storage, 525 W. Arrow Hwy., in Claremont.
On Sunday, July 30 between 3:05 p.m. and 3:19 p.m., unknown suspects burglarized seven storage units at the facility. The investigating officer discovered that the burglaries were captured on surveillance video, which indicated that one of the suspects had a storage unit at the location.
The carnival is coming to town, and Claremonters have Dee Marcellus Cole to thank for it.
The 85-year-old artist is the primary focus of “Dee Marcellus Cole and Carnival Seekers,” which opens tomorrow at Claremont Museum of Art with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m.
The exhibit features her vibrant, self-proclaimed “faux-folk” wood and layered paper sculptures and work from seven other artists selected by Ms. Cole: Johnnie Dominguez, Cathy Garcia, Sandy Garcia, Karen and John Neiuber, Christian Ornelas and Dan Romero.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Recently-retired Claremont Unified School District coach and special education teacher Mike Lepore is leading a senior fitness circuit class as part of the Victory Training program at Pacific Athletic Center (PAC), 1599 Monte Vista Ave., in Claremont.
The center is partnering with Mr. Lepore to provide low-cost senior fitness, relying in part on physician referrals.
The folks over at Pilgrim Place are well-known for their graciousness and generosity. These traits were on full display Tuesday afternoon as they paid tribute to their longtime mail carrier Janice Harper and her husband Michael?Robles.
Ms. Harper, 64, officially retired on Tuesday after 39 faithful years serving Pilgrim Place and the surrounding neighborhood. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Ignacio Soto, owner of A1 Landscaping, works the land in front of the United States Post Office on Monday in Claremont. Mr. Soto’s company has been hired to restore the landscaping in front of the post office, which has been neglected for several years. The work, which is expected to take a few weeks, will incorporate decomposed granite and drought resistant plants.
The Claremont United Methodist Church will host a free immigration and citizenship assistance workshop on Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The workshop will feature consultation with a licensed attorney on immigration matters, referrals to qualified immigration legal service providers, an application review by an immigration attorney.