Last week, the Community Services Department and Sustainable Claremont began marking sites for the 2019 reforestation program.
Work began north of Base Line Road with crews marking green dots on the face of the curbs where new trees will be planted. Staff will be marking vacant sites that were identified in the tree inventory that was completed this spring.
Longtime Claremonter Sam Mowbray died Thursday, July 19 at San Antonio Regional Hospital after suffering a heart attack. He was 74 years old. Mr. Mowbray was a founding member of the ED Net, now known as the Claremont Educational Foundation, served for four terms on the CUSD board of education and was a member of the Claremont After School Program (CLASP). He was also an active member of the Rotary Club of Claremont. He was photographed paying a fine, above, at a recent Claremont Rotary meeting. Be sure to check out the photo gallery of Mr. Mowbray.
Councilmember Sam Pedroza made a surprise announcement at the tail end of Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
The three-term councilmember was initially planning to run for re-election in November, but changed his mind.
“I decided to take a break to focus on my family, career, health, and tend to deferred maintenance on my home,” he said.
Gus’s Barbeque, one of the oldest restaurants of its kind in Los Angeles, opened a second location in Claremont June 25, and one need only check out the oversized patio to see that it seems to have struck a chord.
“It’s been fun,” said Gus’s co-owner, John Bicos, 34, who owns the restaurants with his brother Chris Bicos. “We’ve had a great response from the community. We started off busy and things have been going great.”
Claremont author David Cressy has published his 10th book, Gypsies: An English History, with Oxford University Press. Based on research in English archives, it shows how Gypsies were perceived and abused from their first arrival in the 16th century to the present.
Claremont High School teacher Beth Bodnar will attend one of two C-SPAN Educators’ Conferences next week. Ms. Bodnar, a social studies teacher, is one of 30 educators from across the nation selected to attend the conference.
The conference provides educators with the opportunity to hear from speakers and explore C-SPAN Classroom’s free teaching resources.
Local students in fourth through 10th grades will perform Disney’s Aladdin Kids as part of the SLICE Theatre Experience class.
Performances take place at the Claremont High School theater on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
When she was nine years old and a student at Sycamore School, Suzanne Coulombe wrote a letter to Helen Keller.
It was June 20, 1960, and all of Mrs. Vincent’s fourth grade class wrote letters to Ms. Keller wishing her a happy 80th birthday.
“Dear Miss Keller,” the letter began. “I have read many, many books about you. It seems as though I have known you all through my life.”
Claremont Museum of Art’s new exhibit, “Intersecting at the Edge: Karl Benjamin, Heather Gwen Martin and Eric Zammitt,” is both a tribute to the late Mr. Benjamin’s ongoing influence and a look at how two contemporary artists have processed that legacy.
Dion Johnson, 43, is the guest curator of Intersecting at the Edge.
Claremont police were on the scene at Chaparral Elementary School Monday morning, donning masks and Kevlar vests as they neutralized an active shooter.
Thankfully, this was only a training exercise.
Officers used the elementary school as an area to train how to respond to a situation every person dreads—an active shooter terrorizing victims in a public area.
The League of Women Voters of Claremont Area was represented by Tressa Kentner and Barbara Nicoll at the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) national convention in Chicago recently.
More than 1,000 nationwide leaders attended workshops and heard from guest speakers about League priorities.
Travelers along Indian Hill Boulevard south of Arrow Highway will see that the jacaranda trees are struggling. City officials say a combination of heat and change in turf are the cause. Dave Roger, deputy director of community services, said the city, under the governor’s April 2015 executive order, had the median turf removed, which may have exacerbated stress caused by an extended drought.
On Thursday, July 12 a South Gate woman was arrested after a routine traffic stop unveiled an apparent credit card theft operation. Police puled over a car driven by 29-year-old Charlene Dix-Arnott around 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of Towne Avenue and Alvarado Street for expired registration.