On the opposite coast
of President Barack
Obama’s White House
birthday party, Claremont held
its very own presidential birthday
Members of the Claremont chapter of
Organizing for America, President Obama’s
grass roots campaign, gathered in Memorial
Park Wednesday evening to host a potluck
picnic in honor of the president’s 50th. This
marked the 3rd year the group has held
such a birthday party.
Construction on the Courier Place affordable housing
project is scheduled for completion in December 2011.
Jamboree Housing Corporation, with assistance by
the John Stewart Company, began the application and
selection process for tenants last week.
Pomona College dining hall workers and students protested outside of the college's Alexander Hall on Wednesday afternoon, nearly a month after former Pomona College worker Francisco Garcia was fired on July 5th. More than 100 people were in attendance to demand Mr. Garcia's reinstatement and protest against present working conditions regarding the formation of a worker's union. COURIER photo/Landus Rigsby
College Avenue will be closed Thursday,
August 4th and Friday, August 5th,
from First Street to Plunk Place, the road
which provides access to College Park on
the east, to allow Golden State Water to
upgrade the water line for Courier Place,
the affordable housing site.
Railroad flagmen will be on site to reroute
motorists around the construction
area near the Metrolink tracks.
A$132,500 donation by Claremont
residents Charles and Noel
Magistro has brought new-found
style to a longtime loved research library
at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s
The Robert & Beverly Lewis Family
Cancer Care Center.
The center’s Patient/Community Library reopened
its doors on Wednesday, July 27, after
nearly 6 months of renovations thanks to the Magistro
Family Foundation’s monetary gift, providing
new furniture and updated resources to the facility.
The Magistro clan felt it was important that others
have a place to find cancer related information that
was not as readily available to their family.
Ginger and the Hoosier Daddys performed jazz and swing
music from the 1920s to the 1940s as patrons enjoyed cocktails
or sampled one of Hip Kitty's fondues Friday night. Check out our new CALENDAR section highlighting all the cool activities in Claremont.
As Claremont's new Norms diner nears completion, the 24-hour eatery is gaining local attention not only for its food, but also for the impossibility to miss its towering, orange sign.
With its trademark neon-orange lettering, the restaurant's billboard made the long trek up on Wednesday, July 13, beckoning hungry drivers on the 10 freeway to make the stop into Auto Center Drive's latest development.
On September 17, 2011 Claremont
residents will gather to celebrate
Claremont’s Zip code day. This
unique day, 9.17.11, will include plenty of
activities around the city and souvenirs.
It will entail historical walks, art shows, outdoor
music and story telling, among other things. While
most activities will be free, some, like the Kiwanis
pancake breakfast and ice-skating rink sponsored by
the Claremont Chamber Village Marketing Group,
will cost a small fee to participate.
Claremont Kiwanis will be raffling
off a classic 1972 Mercedes 250
at the final Concert in the Park on
“It’s in immaculate condition for the age of the
car,” Ed Leavell, president of Kiwanis Club of Claremont,
said. “It’s almost 40 years old and it looks
brand new, inside and out. It’s beautiful.”
Claremont’s Youth Sports Committee
has raised its residency requirements
for youth groups of
those 19 years old and under wishing to
use the city’s sports facilities and fields.
The committee’s revised policy, which reached its
final approval by city council on Tuesday, July 26, will
now require 65 percent of youth organizations’ registered
participants to be “residents,” meaning that they
must either live in the city, or attend a Claremont-based
Eric Garton shows a caterpillar to children outside the Butterfly Pavilion in the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens in Claremont as part of a special butterfly release event. The Butterfly Pavilion featured several types of caterpillars alongside many types of cocoons, moths and butterflies. COURIER photo/Warren Bessant