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
It's the end of era for Pitzer College. Professor Steven Glass, who is one of 11 founding faculty members, has retired at the age of 75. The Classics & Classical Archeology professor has seen it all during the last 48 years at the school. From the beginning days of establishing a college council to the current transformations at the college, Professor Glass was there to witness every moment.
Seniors Florence Brezina, left, Hilda Heaton and Margot Mac-
Donald practice balancing with their eyes closed on Monday
during a Fall Proof Balance and Mobility class at Joslyn Senior
Center. As people age they often lose the ability to balance with
the vestibular system, or inner ear, and so class participants
practice these skills. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The grievance that the Claremont Faculty Association (CFA) filed against the Claremont Unified School District on May 6th has been dropped. CFA decided not to appeal to Interim Superintendent Gloria Johnston earlier this month, ending a month-long grievance process that began when the CUSD board planned to hold a special board study session on the same day the CFA representative council meeting was held on May 10th.
A woman was sexually assaulted while walking on San Jose Avenue early Saturday morning, according to police. At about 1:30 a.m., a 21-year-old Claremont resident and a friend were standing near her parked car outside of an apartment complex in the 700 block of West San Jose Avenue.
The days of construction noise beginning
at 7 a.m. are finally over for the
residents of Pilgrim Place, and they
are ready to enjoy their new facilities and
share them with the Claremont Community.
After 22 months of construction and over 5
years of planning, 2 new buildings and 6 remodeled
spaces have been added to the 95-
Claremont hosted the first ever
L' Etape du California amateur
bicycle race where over 1400 riders
began a challenging 75-mile course,
but only 907 would cross the finish. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Samantha Meyer got her job as sustainability and purchasing coordinator for dining services at Pomona College after she wrote her senior thesis on the quality of the campus food. One of her ideas was the SolTrain, a a solar energy generating trailer. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Hundreds of people flocked to Claremont High School Saturday for the 17th annual Claremont/La Verne Relay for Life. Hosted by the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life is a volunteer and team-driven fundraiser that raises money for cancer awareness, advocacy and education. So far they have raised $46,000.
The Claremont High School Theatre Renovation Committee will be making a huge push for the $1.5 million it needs to raise by June 2012 in order to receive a matching $1.5 million state grant. "We're going after different groups who have different interests in a project of this sort and different abilities to contribute ultimately large sums of money," Sam Mowbray said.