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
Emily Chu braces for the impact of the cold water from a sprinkler while practicing with the 14
and Under Fastpitch softball team at La Puerta Sports Park in Claremont. The team is preparing
for the upcoming Western Nationals tournament which begins on Monday in Spokane. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
About 5 years ago, former Claremonter
John Freedman sat down to
write a play at his home in
Moscow, Russia where he has resided
since 1988. Two full days of writing were
followed by a one-day break followed by 2
more full days of writing. And the play was
“It just came. It was there waiting to happen, fully
formed,” said Mr. Freedman, a 1972 Claremont High
Square is finally getting
Wednesday night, the Architectural
Commission approved a major redesign to
the troubled shopping center, which is located
on the southeast corner of Indian Hill
Boulevard and Arrow Highway. Changes
will start to take place as early as October,
according to Paul Wheeler, one of the architects
in charge of the redesign.
The council approved to adopt a resolution declaring
its intent to participate in a voluntary redevelopment program
as part of Governor Brown’s recent signing of 2
companion assembly bills, which eliminate California’s
Kevin Noonchester of Swazzle Puppet Company delights the crowd with a leopard puppet named Rosa on Wednesday during a production of the Dream Carver at the Claremont Public Library. The show, which is an adaptation of the life story of Oaxacan woodcarver Manuel Jimenez, was part of the library's 2011 Summer Reading Program called One World, Many Stories. The next event will be Up, Up and Away Face Paint Company on August 4. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The city council approved a shift of retirement contributions from the city’s pockets to its employees at Tuesday night’s council meeting. A 3-2 vote, with council members Opanyi Nasiali and Corey Calaycay opposed, they adopted 4 Memorandums of Understanding between the city and its employee associations that will have non-sanitation workers paying their Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) contribution over the next 3 years.