While the saying goes ‘it takes a village,’ in Claremont’s case many would argue that continuing to foster Claremont’s rich history is due to Claremont Heritage, a local nonprofit dedicated to historical preservation. Despite the recent loss of historian and Claremont Heritage figurehead Judy Wright, and amid possible challenges due to rotating executive directors over the past several years, town preservation team says it hasn’t lost that focus.
The Southern California Gas Company
is alerting customers to be aware
of persons haven been recently posing
as Gas Company employees. According
to the city’s website, the imposters
distract an unsuspecting customer by
performing “gas leak inspections”
while an accomplice burglarizes the
The Gas Company wants to assure
all customers that all of its employees
carry proper identification when called
out to a job.
Claremont memorials marking the spot where the homeless have died over the past 4 years can be found in all corners of the city. Many, like a bench at the Depot or the steps of city hall, are places commonly visited every day, but are not often noticed. Marchers with Occupy Claremont hope to put an end to that.
More than 50 gathered to silently march across the streets of Claremont Sunday night, remembering the homeless who have passed away along those roadways.
More than 20 local nonprofit organizations will appear before the Claremont Community and Human Services Commission beginning Wednesday to appeal for city funding through the Community Based Organization (CBO) and Homeless Programs.
Both programs provide an opportunity for the city of Claremont to help aid local nonprofit organizations dedicated to providing for the needy in the local community.
Yeah Samake, a leading presidential
candidate in the African nation of Mali,
will visit Claremont Graduate University
(CGU) on Wednesday, March 7, to tell
the story of his rise from poverty to public
Mr. Samake, a Mormon convert, is
running for president in a North African
country that is 90 percent Muslim. If
elected, he would become the first Mormon
head of state in the world. He would
also lead a developing country that is
locked in a battle against political corruption
and al-Qaeda-backed religious
When local artist Betty Davenport
Ford was 4, she sculpted
animals out of sun-softened
crayons. Her tiny, talented hands also
found bliss in the paraffin wax her mother
used for canning. At age 15,
she began training at Scripps
College after lauded sculptor
Albert Stewart observed her potential.
The next summer, encouraged by Millard
Sheets to enter, she won second prize in
the LA County Fair sculpture competition.
Now close to 90, Ms. Davenport
Ford is still sculpting and will reflect upon
her artistic life at the American Museum
of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) next Saturday,
The Claremont City Council adopted an amendment to
a previously-approved housing complex to be built on the
southwest corner of Base Line Road and Monte Vista Avenue.
The amendment will allow the developer to construct
more houses than originally planned on the vacant 3.35-
For the third consecutive year, San
Antonio Community Hospital’s emergency
medical care has been found to be
among the top 5 percent in the nation, according
to a report released by Health-
Grades, the leading provider of
information to help consumers make an
informed decision about a physician or
Texas based home building company, D.R. Horton, put itself ahead of the pack as the highest bidder for the Claremont Unified School District’s 4.35 acres of real property located at 2080 N. Mountain Ave. on Tuesday with a $6.2 million bid during a public auction.
The CUSD board approved the offer at Thursday’s board meeting and authorized Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Lisa Shoemaker or her designee to execute the final purchase and sale agreement with D.R. Horton.
David Dreier was one of California's most influential Republicans in Congress and the sixth to retire after his term expires. A big reason for the decision was due to the new political district map rewritten by a citizen committee. The news is not surprising given he faced an uphill battle in a district that lost much of his conservative base. Dreier made the announcement on the House floor Wednesday and also cited the low approval ratings for Congress.
It is the balance between pathos and
respect for your subject that makes
for Oscar gold, according to Academy
Award winner Daniel Junge Monday
night at Pomona College's Rose Hills
Mr. Junge arrived in Claremont to present a special
screening of his 2012 documentary Saving Face, winner
of last weekend's Academy Awards for Best Documentary
Short Subject. The star of the film, Dr.
Mohammad Jawad, was also present. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
As Assemblyman Tim
Donnelly prepares his
reelection campaign in
the hope of running the newly
redrawn 33rd Assembly District,
the state lawmaker is also
prepping for a court trial.
Prosecutors charged the state assemblyman
with 2 misdemeanors late last
week in connection with carrying a
loaded firearm in a commercial airport.