It should be no surprise to anyone following the closing of the Claremont Golf Course last year, that the once green fairways and putting greens now take on golden brown drought colors. This aerial view looking west, shows Claremont High School in the background, the old driving range center right, and several holes located on top of the small hill overlooking the course. The University Consortium, who manages the property for the Claremont Colleges, has not mentioned any future plans for the land. Click to see our spectacular aerial video of the former golf course. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont High and San Antonio High will host combined commencement ceremonies Thursday, June 11 beginning at 5 p.m. at CHS. Baccalaureate for seniors and their families will take place this Sunday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at the Claremont United Church of Christ.
Foothill Country Day School will host an intimate assembly on Friday, June 5 to honor Eleanor Pierson, the school’s longest-serving member of the faculty. Mrs. Pierson, who has worked at Foothill Country Day for 50 years, is retiring.
Want a Claremont-friendly garden? Want to eliminate your lawn but keep your trees? Attend a free, low-water landscaping expo on Sunday, June 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.
Claremont Craft Ales will host a fundraiser Saturday, June 6, which will include a silent auction with paintings donated by Richard Martinez and Mitchell Martinez, photography by Ramak Fazel and Kurt Beardsley, a stone sculpture by Jim Coffman and additional pieces by Shaheen Beardsley, Chris Darrow, Annie Marquis, Karen Neiuber and other local artists.
Pétanque, an outdoor game similar to both horseshoes and the Italian bowling game Bocce, is fun for players of all ages and skill levels. As of May 31, players will meet each Sunday at 5 p.m. at the east end of June Vail Park at Grand Avenue and Bluefield Drive. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909) 399-5488.
Camp Claremont is offered one-week camps at Cahuilla Park, 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd., from June 15 through August 7. The camp, which is for first through eighth graders, runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Weekly enrollment is $15 (non-refundable) and there is a one-time, non-refundable fee of $10 at the time of registration. Lunch will be provided for an additional $20 per week.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department will be training and clearing brush in the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park in anticipation of fire season. The park will be closed to the public Monday, June 8 through Wednesday, June 10 in the mornings and will reopen to the public at 1 p.m. each day.
Squeakin’ Wheels and Ellen Harper perform on the Oak Tree Stage Saturday afternoon during the 32nd Claremont Folk Festival at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Beside all the great music the festival featured storytelling musical workshops, environmental art and food booths. COURIER photo/Vickie Rosenberg
Claremont citizens crowded a multipurpose room at El Roble Intermediate School on Thursday to hear Golden State Water’s Ben Lewis speak about new water restrictions in the city. Mr. Lewis gave a brief presentation and then took questions from the audience most of which were about increased water costs due to the drought. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Sometime between May 29 at 8:30 p.m. and May 30 at about 7 a.m. unknown suspects smashed the front glass door of Bikram’s Yoga, 150 W. San Jose Ave., with a rock. The suspects entered the business and stole the cash drawer, which contained a small amount of money.
Credit cards belonging to a business located in the 400 block of West Foothill Boulevard were stolen on May 27. The suspects tried to use the stolen credit cards at two separate gas stations in the city of Pomona. A dark-colored SUV and a white pickup truck were seen on surveillance cameras arriving together at one of the gas stations. A female was seen exiting the white truck and she attempted to use the stolen credit cards at the gas station.
Golden Future Expos will host 2015 Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo, a power-up day for people to get out and socialize, on Sunday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seniors will have access to health resources and may shop for products and services.
Claremonters will be forced to dip into their wallets as the city council adopts an ordinance increasing sanitation and street sweeping rates effective July 1. Sanitation rates for trash and recycling services will increase by three percent, or 61 cents to 93 cents per month for an average residential customer. A single-family residence with one 35-gallon refuse container, one 90-gallon recycling container and one 90-gallon green waste container will now pay $21.04.