City of Hope donor technician Terri Bailey checks on Joan Sweeney during a blood drive for Ms. SweeneyÃ¢??s daughter on Wednesday in Claremont. The drive was organized for long time Claremont resident Erin Bendiner who was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. Ms. Bendiner is receiving a bone marrow transplant this week at the City of Hope in Duarte. The blood drive will continue this Monday evening during the Concerts in the Park at Memorial Park. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Pitzer College hopes its latest exhibit
will help to inspire dialogue
and also bring more purpose to
social media networks such as
Co-curated by Los Angeles based artist Pato
Hebert and Pitzer Media Studies Professor Alexandra
Juhasz, PerpiTube: Repurposing Social Media
Spaces is an exhibit that is being held inside Pitzer
College’s Broad Center each Tuesday through Friday
until September 6th.
Claremont’s first vegan
restaurant has officially
opened its doors for business.
The Loving Hut, serving vegan and vegetarian
alternatives, held its grand
opening Wednesday offering
up veg-friendly freebies to local consumers.
Owner Lawrence Liang hopes locals will choose
Loving Hut’s animal-free cuisine for a truly
guiltless casual dining experience.
“Our food offers people the chance to not
only take care of their bodies, but at the
same time take care of our environment,”
Mr. Liang said.
Claremont’s first homeowners’ association
garden may soon become
a part of the city’s past.
The University Terrace HOA board is scheduled to
vote on the garden’s removal at an upcoming board
meeting, 2 years after breaking ground on the public
garden space for its residents.
The Claremont COURIERâ??s newest
reporter Beth Hartnett is thrilled to
be back in Claremont.
From the afternoons spent with her father on the
lawn of Bridges Auditorium during her childhood to
her present role at the COURIER, the 23-year-old San
Dimas resident is looking forward to making new
memories in the same city sheâ??s known throughout her
life as the newspaperâ??s city reporter.
Allison Zhang, left, and Winona Dodds wear swim goggles to protect their eyes while cutting onions on Monday at
the Young Chef's Academy. This week's theme at the academy was Digital Recipes Week with selections inspired
by video games. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Upland resident Jennifer McKettrick
feels right at home at
Claremont McKenna College.
The 41-year-old chef during the school year
and the only female groundskeeper during the
summer has enjoyed her past 5 years at the
Claremont college and looks forward to many
"A lot of people don't like their jobs-I'm
thankful to have one," Ms. McKettrick said. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremonter Erick Cruz recently
returned from a Major
League Baseball All-Star experience
of a lifetime in Arizona.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation flew the 18-year-old
out to All-Star Weekend last week where he met several
MLB players, watched the Home-Run Derby and All-
Star game from a suite and received a signed baseball
from St. Louis Cardinals star Albert Pujols. The experience
fulfilled Erick's wish, as he recovers from
"It was just crazy-you don't get opportunities like
this to go to the All-Star game and I was even on the
field," Erick said.
"Where's your father?" Janis Weinberger often said to her son, Peter, about her husband, Martin Weinberger, during family ventures to Los Angeles. These trips invariably meant stopping (and not leaving until he was good and done) at every corner newsstand encountered, much to the required patience of his family.
"It used to drive my mother nuts," recalled Peter Weinberger.
Road resurfacing and curb repair projects are taking place in central Claremont and as a result, many of the
streets just north of the Village will be closed this week. Some residents are concerned about the aesthetic integrity
of the new curbs. Above, squeegee man Jesus Sanchez smoothes out the slurry surface Tuesday morning
on 12th Street. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Take a look under the beautiful tree-lined streets
of Claremont. Although they may not be readily
noticeable, the rocks resembling elephant
toes inside the curbs are one of Claremont's key visual
As unique as they seem, these rocks, more commonly
referred to as elephant toes, were rather a
natural reaction to the region's rocky soil. Stacking
these rocks underneath a sidewalk is an efficient way
to build a curb.
have 2 more opportunities
to add their
views to statistics being compiled
by Claremont city staff
on how, what and where the
city should incorporate commercial
The latest “business focused” workshop
brown bag on Thursday, June
23, attracted an underwhelming group
of less than a half-dozen, 3 of whom
participated in the electronic voting
process. Overall, according to public
information officer Bevin Handel, 90
people have attended workshops and
some 300 have responded to the electronic