Well it is finally here. Perhaps the most anticipated Election Day in our nation’s history has arrived and California voters have until 8 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to cast their ballots.
Claremont has four vote centers—Taylor Hall at 1775 N. Indian Hill Boulevard; Claremont Helen Renwick Library, meeting room, 208 N. Harvard Ave.; El Roble Intermediate School, multipurpose room, 665 N. Mountain Ave.; and Claremont Center for Spiritual Living, Holmes Social Hall, 509 S. College Ave.
The Claremont Art Walk takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, November 7. Galleries are encouraged to follow strict social distancing guidelines. Masks are required in Claremont. But it's still a great time to get out and enjoy the Claremont Village and Packing House. Judging from the foot traffic this week, the Packing House has been busy for the early holiday season.
On Sunday one car after another passed through the Wheeler Steffen Sotheby’s rear parking lot in Claremont to make donations supporting Inland Valley Hope Partners. As the bags of donations increased, the Claremont High School Interact Club stepped in to manage the entire food drive in a safe environment. The food drive is an important yearly event for the CHS Interact Club, that this year they are calling “Drive Away Hunger.” Its members have worked hard to create an event that makes a real difference. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
I mentioned in my column I would be posting any candidate reader comments sent to the COURIER after deadline for Friday's print edition. There has been enormous interest in the national, state and local races, resulting in passionate opinions. Our goal was to make sure as many voices were heard as possible during this important time in our history. I have a feeling the letter writing won't slow down after our votes are counted. —PW
Fans of art inspired by native California flora and fauna may be interested in a new exhibit of ceramic sculptures that will open next week at the California Botanic Garden in Claremont. The show, called Clayfornia: Ceramic Sculpture in the California Sunshine, features artists in partnership with the American Museum of Ceramic Art. Fourteen artists from the AMOCA Ceramics Studio in Pomona will have their work on display throughout the garden beginning Sunday, November 8.
On Sunday, October 25 a Pomona woman was picked up for driving under the influence of alcohol at 1:40 a.m., spent the morning in Claremont jail, and was arrested again later that evening for public intoxication. Cristina Rodriguez, 37, from Pomona, was pulled over by Claremont cops at 1:40 a.m. near Monte Vista Ave. and Base Line Road. They say she showed symptoms of being drunk, so they arrested her.
Scripps College’s Humanities Institute is offering two free Zoom webinars.
At 4 p.m. Thursday, November 5, the University of Vermont’s Sin yee Chan presents "Self-Realization in Confucianism and Daoism."
Los Angeles County Public Health reports that new cases of the novel coronavirus continue to rise—a trend that it attributes in part to people gathering at homes and restaurants to watch sports playoff games. “This gradual increase coincides with the reopening of several sectors, as well as increased gatherings associated with watching sports competitions, including celebrating the Lakers and Dodgers victories.
Anyone interested in taking a more active role in the city’s decision-making process is encouraged to apply for appointment to a board or committee. Currently the city of Claremont is seeking applicants to join the Committee on Human Relations (COHR).
City Manager Tara Schultz will receive a severance package totaling nearly $214,000 in pay and benefits from the city of Claremont, according to a “separation agreement and mutual general release” document obtained by the COURIER. The document states that Ms. Schultz was required to complete her regular duties until the “transition date” of October 22 and will be available by phone or video conferencing until the “resignation date” of October 31.
It may not be the world’s greatest winning streak, but for Claremont’s only brewery it’s “lager than life,” as Claremont Craft Ales brings home medals from the Great American Beer Festival for the fourth consecutive year. The folks at CCA brought home two gold medals in 2020 with Happy Days winning in the strong red ale category.
Steven Ozuna CEO of NBP Aviation Innovation poses for a photo standing next to a massive pine tree that blew over in high winds Monday outside his Claremont business. A strong Santa Ana wind event blew down trees all over Claremont, including one eucalyptus that momentarily blocked the southbound lanes of Claremont Boulevard. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont High School Interact Club, in partnership with Wheeler Steffen, invites all city residents to the special event “Drive Away Hunger.” Due to COVID-19, Interact has reshaped its annual Halloween event “Scare Away Hunger,” with the same goal in mind—collecting canned food to donate to Inland Valley Hope Partners.
The Pomona Valley Chapter of the United Nations Association-USA will observe the 1945 chartering of the United Nations with a virtual celebration at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, October 25.
The Zoom event will begin with international entertainment, followed by a presentation from local students from the Claremont Colleges and Claremont High School, “75 years of UN achievements.