Tuesday's storm left a nice blanket of snow covering the San Gabriel Mountains making a wonderful winter wonderland just minutes away. Looks like Claremont is going to get more rain Friday and Saturday, which could leave up to a foot of snow in the high elevations. Weekend temperatures will be cool through Sunday, with high temperatures in the 50s. Next week the rain will be gone and the weather will warm up to the 70s once again. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Preschool has always been lauded as a vital foundation for a child’s early development, and two Claremont programs are shining examples.
The ABCs for Me and Tiny Tots Enrichment Programs are giving Claremont families the opportunity to give their child a crucial leg-up before being sent off to kindergarten.
Get out your folding chairs and head to the baseball fields, because the Claremont Little League season is here. This year’s opening day, March 3, will feature games starting at 8 a.m., a visit from the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and a memorial to longtime coach and volunteer Bob Mitchell, who died in September.
To honor his dad, Mr. Mitchell’s son Tyler, 21, will throw the first pitch during the opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m.
The Claremont Colleges have produced leaders in politics, industry, medicine, science and the arts for well over 100 years. And the quaint, leafy, progressive town with an abundance of retirement living options has long been a preferred later-life destination for many of these same folks.
Perhaps no duo represents this distinctly Claremont yin-yang of youth and experience better than Myrlie Evers-Williams and Amanda Hollis-Brusky.
Kevin de León presented himself to Claremont Monday evening as a true underdog.
The current California Senate President pro tempore and Pitzer College grad made a stop to the Democratic Club of Claremont meeting at Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, which included residents and city leaders such as Councilmember Sam Pedroza.
In a roughly 20 minute speech followed by a short Q and A session, Mr. de León positioned himself as the alternative to current California senator and Democratic mainstay Dianne Feinstein.
The second phase of the Edison vault replacement project began at the end of January. This phase consists of removal of the existing electrical vault and placement of a new vault. During this phase, Second Street between Indian Hill Boulevard and Yale Avenue will remain closed, including nights and weekends.
My family’s train adventures have been a mixed bag. When we moved to Claremont in 2008, I was thrilled to see the fancy Metrolink Depot right down the street, and quickly availed myself to it.
But I was surprised to learn it was going to set me back a chunk of change—about $80—for my three young kids and I to get from here to, well, anywhere.
Claremont United Methodist Church, at 211 W. Foothill Blvd., is the site for a lecture and musical event by well-known classical music producer, radio host and teacher Alan Chapman. The February 25 2 p.m. event, “Two Weeks in Siberia,” is presented by the Foothill Philharmonic Committee.
Mr. Chapman’s multimedia presentation will recount his experiences as a member of the piano jury for the International Young Tchaikovsky Competition.
The LA County Fair has just unveiled its theme for 2018: “Get Your Kicks…at the LA County Fair.”
According to a release sent out on Thursday, the fair will be taking visitors, “on a nostalgic road trip of iconic highway attractions, neon signs and all the kitsch that makes up the vanishing American roadside.”
Claremonters are encouraged to sign up for the senior program classes like a Mother’s Day tea and hat-making workshop, weaving circle, improvisational comedy, writing strong memoirs and biographies or Tai Chi and Qi Gong.
Registration for spring excursions is also open.
In conjunction with Claremont Unified School District, CEF is will host the 2018 family coding night on Wednesday, March 7 in the El Roble Intermediate School multi-purpose room from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Families are invited to explore fun resources to get kids excited about technology.
Just after 7 p.m., Thursday night outside the Claremont City Hall, over 30 people prayed, sang and remembered the victims from the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Near the end of the vigil the audience listened to the names and backgrounds of the 17 victims, in a solemn reminder of the horror they faced that day. There was also the message of hope that this event could start to address this too common occurrence in our country. Be sure to check out our video from the vigil. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger