So what do high-ranking city officials do on Claremont's celebrated July Fourth holiday? We strapped a camera to council member Sam Pedroza to get a firsthand look at how taxing their jobs can be. Joining him on his bike during the Saturday parade was mayor Corey Calaycay. Check out our video of the duo inside. COURIER video/Matthew Weinberger
Troy Whiteley, as Sir Toby, has his friend Cyle Conley, Sir Andrew, in a headlock during rehearsal for Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on Monday at Pomona College. The comedy along with the relatively obscure tragedy Titus Andronicus will be presented by Ophelia’s Jump in the second annual Midsummer’s Night Shakespeare Festival beginning on the 16th at the college. COURIER photo/Steven felschundneff
Free medical, dental and vision care will be offered at a massive health clinic this weekend at the Fairplex in Pomona. The event will have up to 70 dental stations, 20 medical exam rooms, 10 vision lanes and a lab that will produce free prescription eyeglasses on site while patients wait. Dentistry will include cleanings, fillings and extractions and medical doctors will provide services ranging from consultation and diagnosis to minor medical procedures.
Even in the middle of a severe drought, the show must go on. And that's exactly what happened in Claremont over July Fourth as the fireworks show capped a great day of fun that included a 5k race, parade and other cool festivities. Be sure to check out our extended photo gallery. See our aerial video of the fireworks show inside. COURIER photo/Collette Weinberger
UPDATED: An uncommon idea has come to fruition, right here in town. Tucked in a corner of the United Methodist Church campus, there is a strange structure with remarkable abilities.
The Whole Earth Building—a solar-powered, earth-cooled structure made from on-site soil—serves as both a store and a showcase of sustainable architecture.
There, Uncommon Good sells produce that is not only organic but also farm-fresh, having been harvested on the nonprofit’s Fiddleneck Farms. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The city’s eminent domain case against Golden State Water Company (GSW) was once again a big topic of conversation at the Claremont City Council meeting June 25. Council unanimously adopted two amended resolutions authorizing the acquisition of the Claremont water system, and approved the filing of an amended complaint in the eminent domain lawsuit. Be sure to review Claremont's actual offer to GSW with our link at the end of the story.
The Claremont Irregulars have been a regular presence in the city’s Fourth of July parade since 1977.
The marching band was first started by Jim Basher, who felt the patriotic promenade didn’t have enough music. He put an ad in the COURIER looking for interested musicians, and got a dozen takers.
“We’ve been marching ever since,” says Philip Dryer.
The folks at Granite Creek Community Church have built a float dedicated to the Special Olympics. The timing is perfect because—with the City of Trees serving as a host town for this year’s athletes—the spirit of the games has caught the imagination of Claremont residents. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
On Wednesday, June 24 a not-so-smart thief took a trip to the city jail after leaving behind his passport at the scene of the crime. According to Detective Hector Tamayo, 28-year-old Matthew Chambers attempted to book a stay at the DoubleTree Hotel around 9:15 p.m. with a stolen credit card.
Claremont's Vista del Valle principal Dave Stewart participates in a play during a retirement assembly for a staff member recently at the school. Mr. Stewart will be leaving Vista for a new position as Executive Director for Professional Development in Capistrano. Check out our full story. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Scripps College is beginning construction on a new residence hall, located at the southwest corner of Mills Avenue and Platt Boulevard. The two and three-story building has a floor area of 38,500 square feet, and a capacity of 110 beds. The building is needed to reduce crowding in existing student residence halls and accommodate existing students currently housed in off-campus facilities.
In addition to being accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) last December, Baldy View ROP has also been granted accreditation by the council on Occupation Education (COE).
The Claremont Community Foundation has partnered with the California Community Foundation as a regional affiliate, according to CCF. This newly formed affiliation will position CCF to foster local philanthropy and strengthen the foothill communities. CCF will benefit from the 100-year history of the California Community Foundation through access to philanthropic expertise, financial management, investment oversight, IRS and National Standards compliance, and legal knowledge.
Longtime Claremont residents Jerry and Maury Feingold know the value of community service. This firecracker couple, with warm smiles and a gregarious demeanor, has devoted untold time and energy serving those in the city they call home, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.