World War II veteran Chuck Farritor salutes the American flag held by Boy Scouts Joshua Ward and Phillip Quintanar on Monday during Veteran’s Day observance in Memorial Park. The annual event is co-sponsored by the city of Claremont and the American Legion Keith Powell Post 78. The half hour long observance featured speeches by local elected officials, the presentation of plaque honoring Post 78, and the playing of taps. Mr. Farritor, who served in the Merchant Marine, was the only veteran of World War II in attendance. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School theater department hosts its annual Friends of Our Theatre (FOOT) Auction at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 12 and Wednesday, November 13 at the Candlelight Pavilion, 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont.
The fundraiser, with performances by the school’s musical theater class, is the kickoff event of the season. It will feature selections from Singin’ in the Rain, dessert, music and dance, and a preview of its spring musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
First held in 1948, the Pilgrim Place Festival each year is known for a fun day for the entire family. But it’s also a great place to find unique items at the crafts fair. Those one of-a-kind items can be hard to locate, but this event was a great place to start! Other items included children’s games, collector’s items, sustainability games and of course, those train and ship rides for the kids. And for lunch, Pilgrim Place offered a free lunch with all the fixings from a Thanksgiving meal. Hats to the Pilgrim Place residents, who worked tirelessly to make this festival a memorable one. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
A pilot has been confirmed dead after a small plane crashed into a home in a quiet Upland neighborhood Thursday morning. Fire crews responded to the 1200 block of Overland Court at 10:59 a.m., police said. One house was destroyed, and another nearby house suffered damages. There were two homes impacted by the crash, one sustained major damage.
A troupe of actors, including Claremont city council members and staff, will recreate a radio version of the film It’s A Wonderful Life at Ophelia’s Jump in Upland from November 8 through December 15.
Set in a radio studio in 1946, the show will have locals performing live Foley sounds and several roles, as well as leading the audience on a holiday sing-a-long.
UPDATED: Supporters for No on Measure CR couldn't quite believe their eyes when early absentee ballots had them making a strong showing, only 23 votes behind with 49 percent. And that strong support continued throughout the night as Measure CR was defeated 51 (3185) to 49 (3063) percent. Be sure to check the COURIER website as news develops. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Fans of bold, improvisational music are in for a rare treat when The Smudges make their Claremont debut at a free 8:30 p.m. show Thursday, November 14 at The Press, 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont.
The Smudges—married Claremont residents Maggie Parkins on cello and Jeff Gauthier on violin and electronics—combine original classical and jazz music with improvisation.
Big changes from the state are coming to Claremont’s ADU ordinance just weeks after it was passed by the city.
Three bills—AB 68, AB 881 and SB 13—designed to spur construction of ADUs, better known as back houses or granny flats, will take effect on January 1.
Building more ADUs has been identified as one way to hack away at the current housing crisis in California.
Claremont police initially thought they had stopped stolen car in Claraboya, but the driver apparently had found the car himself. The silver Honda was pulled over around 6:30 p.m. at Mountain and Via Santa Catarina around 6:30 p.m. after police determined it had been stolen out of Pomona. Then something odd happened.
Around 4:19 a.m., the truck apparently veered to the right while traveling westbound on the 210 through Claremont, going up an embankment and causing it to overturn just a few feet east of the Towne Avenue overpass.
The Vineyard Touring Opera will offer Verdi’s Rigoletto performed live with orchestra a 2 p.m. at the Claremont?Woman’s Club on Sunday, November 17. Rigoletto is based on the play Le roi s’amuse by Victor Hugo. It has been described a “casually cruel” opera where all the main characters—licentious Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court jester Rigoletto, and Rigoletto's sheltered daughter Gilda—are overtly self-involved.
Temple Beth Israel of Pomona will welcome Dr. Sarah Benor, associate professor of contemporary Jewish studies at Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles, as the featured speaker of the Brenda Rosenfeld Scholars Series on Friday, November 8.