Claremont’s 10th annual film festival is coming soon to a theatre near you.
The hour-and-45-minute show of 11 award-winning short films, hosted by the Claremont Community College, will take place at the Claremont Laemmle Theatre at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 17.
The film topics range from speed dating to the birth of the camera phone to the 1989 Chernobyl disaster. Each film runs between six and 10 minutes.
The Webb Schools of Claremont won the Bess Garner Preservation Award in recognition of their stewardship shown in the preservation of the architecture, cultural activities and history of their campus. Webb has been an institution in our community since the 1920s and still stands for academic excellence. There will be a gala honoring them and Ranch Santa Ana Botanic Gardens (RSABG) on May 19. There will be another video showing off the scenery at RSABG next week. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Claremont Colleges announced late Thursday afternoon it will contribute a one-time donation of $750,000 toward the proposed police station. The contribution was announced in a joint release from the city and the Colleges. The commitment is contingent on the passage of Measure SC, the release said.
UPDATED: Five city council candidates were tested on their knowledge of homeless issues during a forum at Pitzer College Monday evening. The forum, which took place in the Founder’s Room and was organized by a local chapter of the advocacy group Winning Margins, was also an opportunity for the public to get a glimpse on who will or may be running for city council this year.
Betty Crocker and Ed Reece, co-chairs of Partners for a Safe Claremont, speak during the Measure SC kickoff party Sunday afternoon at the Claremont DoubleTree Hotel. About 60 people, including city councilmembers, police officers and members of the public, arrived to support Measure SC, a $23.5 million bond that would pay for a new police station.
The Rotary Club of Claremont managed to pull off another fantastic Taste of Claremont Saturday, as hundreds of hungry (and thirsty) patrons enjoyed great food from some of the area's 50 top vendors. Even with over 800 people showing up for dinner at the Claremont University Consortium, there were plenty of tasty dishes to choose from all over the world. Later on there was music to dance by and special ticket drawings for wine, food, photos and other prizes. Even with all the fun, it's important to note how critical this event is to raise money for many of the charitable donations Claremont Rotary makes during the entire year.
Thirty artists and two psychics from the Claremont store, Buddhamouse, will settle in for three richly-filled days of art and craft fun.
Pottery, jewelry, photography, hand-blown glass, painting, collage, dolls, handmade clothing, quilts, boxes, enamel work, furniture painting, robots and so much more will be on display for browsing and shopping.
The Democratic Club of Claremont will present information about five statewide measures on the June 5 ballot at its 7 p.m. meeting on Monday, April 30 at Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont. The event is free and open to the public.
Bargain hunters alert: Crossroads Women’s annual community-wide yard sale is coming next Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to Cahuilla Park, 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.
The yearly grab bag event is always chockablock with treasures old and new for buyers.
The foundation for the proposed Village South specific plan will be sent back to the commissions for further feedback.
That was the direction of the council, who voted 4-1 to send back the goals and guiding principles of a proposed southerly addition to the Claremont Village to either the planning commission or a joint planning and architectural committee.
About 50 Claremonters got their first look at Measure SC during a forum at the Hughes Center on April 19.
The forum, hosted by Active Claremont, featured presentations and a question-and-answer session.
Betty Crocker and Jim Keith represented the pro-SC side.
“It’s our time, it’s our turn,” Ms. Crocker said. “It’s our time to give our city direction.
Construction for Pomona College’s new art museum on College Avenue between Second Street and Bonita Avenue began last November, and is progressing according to plan. Project manager Brian Faber said the $44 million project is expected to be completed in June of 2019.
For years, Pomona’s art museum has been housed in a small facility on the corner of Bonita and College, with much of the art in storage because there was no space to display it.
The Webb Schools will be given the Bess Garner Historic Preservation Award “in recognition of their stewardship shown in the preservation of the significant architecture and physical history of their campus,” according to Claremont Heritage’s David Shearer.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden will be given the Cultural Heritage Award for its dedication to California native plants and their educational programs, exhibitions, publications and events. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger