Julia Foodman, Kendall Hollimon, and India Whatley cheer on Saturday for President Elect Joe Biden on Towne Avenue in Claremont. The threesome, who all either graduated from the Claremont Colleges or currently attend, spent part of their afternoon attempting to get motorists to honk in support of the 46th president. Mr. Biden was elected president of the United States on Saturday, defeating President Trump after campaigning on a promise to restore civility and stability to American politics. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Inside our GIVING THANKS special section. Through the years of growth and change in the Weinberger family, there’s been one part that remains a constant. Man’s best friend. Starting when I was a small lad, we always enjoyed the company of a family pooch—who to this day, remains an important piece in the family puzzle. Although our dogs were all uniquely different, they did follow a certain type that fit our lifestyle.
During her TEDxTeen talk in November of 2017, Claremont resident Diana Chao said “One human connection can and will save a life,” perfectly describing the inspiration, and chief function of her non-profit, Letters to Strangers.
Letters to Strangers facilitates empathetic communication between youth ages 13 to 24 who are struggling with mental illness—or just struggling in general.
On Wednesday the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported the highest number of new cases in a single day since late August. The increase in new cases is particularly disappointing to public health officials because the case rate is the biggest obstacle keeping the county in the most restrictive tier in the state’s Blueprint to a Safer Economy.
At its October 27 meeting, the Claremont City Council received a rare bit of good financial news when Acting City Manager Adam Pirrie announced that expected city revenue shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic were not as steep as previously anticipated.
Income was still far less than last year, however, the dire predictions that city staff presented back in May did not fully materialize due to certain revenue streams remaining surprisingly strong.
One of the largest California oaks at Oak Park Cemetery fell in the wind storm last week. The tree is located in one of the older areas of the cemetery that has large upright headstones, however, it is unknown if there was any damage because the tree has not been removed. The city has contacted its tree maintenance contractor to remove the old oak, but West Coast Arborist crews are busy cleaning up other fallen trees throughout the area. So for now, the fallen tree rests with other loved ones of the past. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
In our noisy digital ecosystem of focus-grouped, corporate-curated “outsider” culture, with Instagram “influencers” trolling for clicks, and relentless, integrated, multi-platform advertising coming at us through the tiny computers we carry in our hands, it’s comforting to know that Dennis Callaci exists.
Mr. Callaci, singer, songwriter, musician and author, is the founder of independent giant Shrimper Records
Crossroads, Inc., a Claremont nonprofit that assists recently incarcerated women in integrating back into society, is looking for volunteers.
“Community support is vital to the mission of Crossroads,” read a press release. “We have several ways for you, or your group, to get involved. Volunteering with Crossroads is fun and makes a huge difference in our ability to help women during this important time in their lives.”
Claremont Presbyterian Church will be sponsoring a community-wide food drive on Saturday, November 7, 1-4 p.m. in the church parking lot. All donations will benefit Inland Valley Hope Partners, a local nonprofit providing food, shelter, and support services to individuals and families in need.
In Claremont’s first-ever municipal election since the city was divided into five council districts, it appears that Corey Calaycay has won in District 1, while Sal Medina is the victor in District 5. With two open seats it appears that Kathy Archer, with 9,400 votes and Bob Fass with 8,284 will be the next members of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education. Chris Naticchia came in third with 5,200 votes.
The polling place at Taylor Hall in Cahuilla Park was busy in the morning, but only light traffic until closing at 8 p.m. Because over 100 million Americans voted early this year, Election Day turnout in the City of Trees was lower this presidential election. That’s a good thing considering the overall turnout was the largest ever. Tuesday morning Corey Calaycay and Sal Medina are leading in Claremont City Council races while Kathy Archer and Bob Fass are ahead in the board of education contest. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
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