The folks at Granite Creek Community Church have built a float dedicated to the Special Olympics. The timing is perfect because—with the City of Trees serving as a host town for this year’s athletes—the spirit of the games has caught the imagination of Claremont residents. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
On Wednesday, June 24 a not-so-smart thief took a trip to the city jail after leaving behind his passport at the scene of the crime. According to Detective Hector Tamayo, 28-year-old Matthew Chambers attempted to book a stay at the DoubleTree Hotel around 9:15 p.m. with a stolen credit card.
Claremont's Vista del Valle principal Dave Stewart participates in a play during a retirement assembly for a staff member recently at the school. Mr. Stewart will be leaving Vista for a new position as Executive Director for Professional Development in Capistrano. Check out our full story. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Scripps College is beginning construction on a new residence hall, located at the southwest corner of Mills Avenue and Platt Boulevard. The two and three-story building has a floor area of 38,500 square feet, and a capacity of 110 beds. The building is needed to reduce crowding in existing student residence halls and accommodate existing students currently housed in off-campus facilities.
In addition to being accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) last December, Baldy View ROP has also been granted accreditation by the council on Occupation Education (COE).
The Claremont Community Foundation has partnered with the California Community Foundation as a regional affiliate, according to CCF. This newly formed affiliation will position CCF to foster local philanthropy and strengthen the foothill communities. CCF will benefit from the 100-year history of the California Community Foundation through access to philanthropic expertise, financial management, investment oversight, IRS and National Standards compliance, and legal knowledge.
Longtime Claremont residents Jerry and Maury Feingold know the value of community service. This firecracker couple, with warm smiles and a gregarious demeanor, has devoted untold time and energy serving those in the city they call home, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.
At this year’s Fourth of July celebration, there will be a new leader of the pack. Marilee Scaff, who turned 100 in November, has been named Claremont’s Grand Marshall.
She’s earned her place at the front of the parade through decades of community service and her firm commitment to making her town, and the world, a better place.
On Thursday, June 18 Pterodactyls weren’t the only things flying during a screening of Jurassic World at Laemmle’s Claremont 5. According to Detective Hector Tamayo, 30-year-old Jeffrey Delgado had bought a ticket to see the dinosaur adventure film when he became involved in a verbal altercation.
Residents anticipating solutions to the numerous challenges that have plagued the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park and surrounding neighborhoods in recent years are going to have to wait just a bit longer.
At the request of city staff, the Claremont City Council authorized extending the city’s contact with MIG Inc.—the consultant hired to prepare the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park (CHWP) Master Plan—until December 31, 2015.
At the June 18 school board meeting, the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education accepted Claremont Lincoln University’s bid for a large parcel of surplus property.
At a June 9 auction, the university—the youngest of Claremont’s institutes of higher education—offered the district $14.35 million for a 9.7-acre parcel located at 2475 N. Forbes Ave.
At their Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 6, the LWV of Claremont Area gave their Caroline Beatty Award to Barbara Rugeley, an exceptionally deserving candidate for this award. She is a hard-working League member whose exemplary service is reminiscent of Caroline’s dedicated and tireless work in the past.
Dale Bros Brewery (www.dalebrosbrewery.com), a microbrewery in Upland, CA, was named Small Business of the Year in the 41st Assembly District by Assemblymember Chris Holden’s office. Dale Bros Brewery is based in Upland and is owned and operated by brothers Curt and Andy Dale, born and raised in nearby Claremont, CA. The brewery has won 38 awards for outstanding craft beer.
For the COURIER Almanac 2015-16, we have taken a high elevation view of Claremont to show off the wonderful scenery in the city. This is a short promotional video with highlights from our final presentation that will debut on August 7, 2015. We will continue to shoot throughout July and add to the final project. This is just a small part of what readers will see, in print and online. Have an idea what we should photograph from the air? Let us know. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger