Hundreds of people flocked to Claremont High School Saturday for the 17th annual Claremont/La Verne Relay for Life. Hosted by the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life is a volunteer and team-driven fundraiser that raises money for cancer awareness, advocacy and education. So far they have raised $46,000.
The Claremont High School Theatre Renovation Committee will be making a huge push for the $1.5 million it needs to raise by June 2012 in order to receive a matching $1.5 million state grant. "We're going after different groups who have different interests in a project of this sort and different abilities to contribute ultimately large sums of money," Sam Mowbray said.
Claremont's newest restaurant became a reality this week, offering a gourmet twist to the classic American cheeseburger. Eureka Burger opened in the Packing House on Thursday evening, taking over the location once occupied by The Forks Chop House. By 5 p.m. on opening night, the place was completely packed with customers hoping to be the first to try their juicy burgers.
Dragon Master Chivey Wu leads a group Harvey Mudd College students in the traditional Chinese dragon dance on Saturday during the 33rd Annual International Festival at Claremont McKenna College. Mr. Wu also spent 3 hours teaching students how to do basic moves of the dragon dance. The popular festival featured dance, performance and food from around the world. Complete story in the Wednesday edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Unified School District passed a resolution at Thursday night's board meeting that allows for a school board election to be held on November 8th. Two board member positions will be up for grabs this year as the terms of Board President Beth Bingham and board member Hilary LaConte will conclude in December. The terms of Board Vice President Jeff Stark and board members Mary Caenepeel and Steven Llanusa will continue through December 2013.
With several simultaneous construction projects underway, drivers are finding it difficult to navigate through downtown Claremont. But the projects should be finished by month's end, according to city staff, returning normalcy to the Village. The major construction work involves building the Citrus Bikeway Project that will traverse the city along Bonita Avenue and First Street.