Catherine Rowlee, of the Interfaith Sustainability Committee entertains a group of children with her earth ball on Saturday during the Earth Day celebration in the Claremont Village. Hundreds of people came out for the yearly event which featured music, food and dozens of ecologically themed vendor booths. See our complete coverage in our Rights of Spring special section Saturday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
It was a busy day in Claremont Saturday as the city not only celebrated Earth Day, but the arts of Japan at Pilgrim Place. The highlight was Makoto Taiko, the art of the Japanese drum. The group played to an audience of over 100, with a simple focused goal of drumming to serve as a bridge for global understanding beyond language and words. The bigger drums are carved out of one piece of wood, can weigh over 50 pounds and cost over $14,000. Being a drummer not only takes years of practice, but physical conditioning to continue the beat throughout an entire concert.
A study released by the Claremont McKenna College Board of Trustees Tuesday revealed that the former Vice President and Dean of Admissions was indeed acting alone when he reported false SAT scores and other college statistics for the college for more than 6 consecutive years.
The probe, submitted by O’Melveny & Myers LLP, further states no other employee was involved or aware of the inflated SAT scores submitted by the admissions dean, who stepped down immediately following the revelation earlier this year.
The Claremont Oversight Board, successor to the city's dissolved Redevelopment Agency, met for the first time Wednesday evening to take one of the first steps toward implementing Governor Brown's decision to eliminate the state's RDAs.
In the years to follow, the 7-member board will be responsible for making sure the debts of Claremont's redevelopment agency are repaid in the aftermath of its dissolve, which took effect early February.
After learning about the galaxies in her third grade class at Sumner Elementary, 9-year-old Naomi Foster is eagerly applying her newfound knowledge to discovering the skies above.
"My favorite planet is Saturn," she stated without batting an eye.
Through a new program at the Claremont Library, Naomi will get a chance to get up close and personal with her favorite planet.
The Claremont Public Library is expanding its database with a new telescope-lending program, an initiative that provides a week long rentable telescope for library patrons. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Twenty years ago, Joanne Dinsmore took a risk expanding her living-room meditation group into a new business venture in the Claremont Village. Two decades later, she continues to reap the rewards.
The longtime owner of Claremont Healing Arts Center, a practice eastern medicine dedicated to providing a holistic healing alternative, will be honored Wednesday evening in a special ceremony by Claremont City Council and Chamber of Commerce for her service to the community.
For 12 years, the Claremont Rotary
Club has been bringing together
many of Claremont’s best restaurants
in the annual food-and-fundraising
event, A Taste of Claremont. This year’s
event is scheduled for Saturday, April 21,
at the Claremont University Consortium.
Claremont residents may have noticed
the vibrant flier created to advertise the
culinary fundraiser and wondered about
which vintage citrus brand has been repurposed by the Rotary Club.
The Claremont COURIER is in the process of making a number of significant upgrades to improve and enhance our website. The changes will be done behind the scenes and the website will continue to be live and updated. The biggest changes will be with our archive and links to older stories. Access will be limited in some cases causing an error message to appear. We ask for your patience as we work through these issues to ensure our readers have the best experience possible. We will highlight and explain these upgrades next week in future editions. Thank you. Peter Weinberger, publisher
A crook left a trail for police after breaking and entering into 2 vehicles last Thursday, April 12, parked on Mt. Baldy Road. Both cars were parked in a turnout near San Antonio Dam. Sometime between 4:15 p.m. and 6 p.m., the thief entered the vehicles by smashing a window. The possessions located in one of the cars were left untouched, while another was reportedly missing a wallet with money and credit cards, a purse, 2 school backpacks with books and an MP3 player totaling about $500. Investigation is ongoing.
The annual fundraiser, Sycamore Celebrates,
is scheduled for Friday, April 27 from 5:30 to
10:30 p.m. at the Padua Hills Theater.
Funds from the benefit go to the Sycamore
Governance Council general fund, which pays
for art and music programs, field trips, classroom
supplies and technology at Sycamore
A Claremont High
School staff member
has filed a Williams
Complaint with the Claremont
Unified School District regarding
conditions at CHS. The
unidentified employee's concerns
are in regards to the library
and other buildings in the
700 quad of the campus, some
of which are 60 years old.
The Williams Complaint Process requires
that every school district provide
a uniform complaint process to deal
with complaints regarding insufficient
instructional materials, unsafe or unhealthy
facility conditions, and teacher
vacancies and mis-assignments.
Claremont’s Earth Day Celebration will take place from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with vendors and informational booths
set up throughout the Village.
Organized by Sustainable Claremont, the Claremont Interfaith
Committee on Sustainability and the city of Claremont,
the day will include children’s events, workshops,
demonstrations, speakers and information on sustainability.
East meets west this Saturday,
April 21 when the
Petterson Museum of Intercultural
Art at Pilgrim Place
holds a Celebration of Traditional
and Modern Arts of Japan to kick
off an ongoing exhibit of the same
name. The celebration, held from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature performances
of traditional Japanese
theater, music and sword fighting,
children's activities such as
origami and calligraphy, demonstrations
and displays in the
Japanese garden, a bento box
lunch and a stunning exhibit of
Japanese art and artifacts.
"It will expand your mind. Open a window to a different
culture, an exotic culture," said Leonard Pronko,
45-year Pomona College language and theater professor
and an expert in Kabuki, Japan's classic dancedrama. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff