The Claremont clan took to deep-fried goodness and town regalia last Thursday as part of the Los Angeles County Fair's annual Claremont Day celebration. City staffers waved from floats while familiar faces milled around the fairgrounds to commemorate the wacky holiday, all while enjoying an opportunity to swap City Hall for a low-key "fun for all." "It's a great opportunity to be immersed in the pride of Claremont," said Sue Hyland, fellow Claremonter and member of the fair's board of directors. "It's a chance for the whole community to come together and enjoy." COURIER photo/Jonathan Gibby
Nine-year-old Ryan Dempsey has
only been painting since December.
Yet the Chandler, Arizona resident
is preparing to host his 2nd exhibit in 5
months when he comes to Claremont this
Having created more than 100 acrylic paintings over the
past 10 months, Ryan is looking forward to showcasing 44
of his paintings during his latest exhibit at Sonja Stump
Photography on Friday, October 7th. More than 30 of his
works will be for sale.
Claremont is rich with
boutiques and art galleries,
perfect for finding the perfect
gift, an unusual treasure or
the simple pleasure of a personable
interaction with happy,
quirky shopkeepers and curators.
On September 17, local artist
Anne Seltzer swung open the
door of just such a place, welcoming
patrons into the shop
that she has long-dreamed about.
â??Iâ??ve always wanted to have my own
store, it was just a matter of figuring out
what kind,â? said Ms. Seltzer who also
owns and runs Art Work Studio in Claremont. COURIER photo Jonathan Gibby
It's back to step one in determining hours for the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park.
The Claremont City Council decided to reevaluate the operating time of the park once again after a mix of responses to the changes at Tuesday night's city council meeting. "We need to send it back for more information so we can look at how to solve the problems [in the wilderness park] in a reasonable and creative way," said Council Member Opanyi Nasiali.
The L.A. County Fair will be celebrating
Claremont Day tomorrow,
Thursday, September 29. The dayâ??s festivities
will include a Business Expo
from noon to 7 p.m., a parade at 5 p.m.,
and a salute to the community heroes at
The 30th Annual Village Venture Arts & Crafts
Faire will be held on Saturday, October 22 from 9:30
a.m. to 7 p.m. and the Claremont Chamber of Commerce
is looking for volunteers.
The Chamber is seeking volunteers, 18 and older,
who can perform duties to ensure the safety of vendors
and the public. Volunteers will work a 3-hour
shift at Village Venture. Some standing will be required,
but those who need to may bring a folding
chair. A mandatory training will be held Thursday,
October 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chamber office, 205
Please call Marlene at 624-1681, or email Marlene@
claremontchamber.org with “Village Venture
Volunteer” in the subject line.
After more than 4 years of wrestling
with site plans and countless tenant
searches, Jim Harris, owner of
the land on the northwest corner of
Foothill Boulevard and Mountain Avenue,
is resting happy. At least until construction
Claremont’s planning commission gave approval
for a Chase Bank with a drive-through to finally fill
his vacant corner space within the Sprouts Shopping
Long-time Claremont resident Michael Keenan was arrested last Thursday afternoon after trespassing on the Pomona College Organic Farm. Mr. Keenan staged the arrest because of what he sees as the college's unfriendly attitude towards Claremont community members wanting to help out with the farm. The colleges have cracked down on who gains entrance to the farm over the past several years because of problems with crime and safety.
Thousands flooded the Estate of
Herb Hafif Saturday evening for
the Be Perfect Foundationâ??s 4th
annual gala fundraiser, raising money
for the treatment of spinal cord injuries.
The foundation, founded in 2007 by Claremont
resident Hal Hargrave, Jr., above, and his family, has provided
more than 150 spinal cord injury patients
with financial support for continued recovery. COURIER photo/Jonathan Gibby
A packed agenda is prepared for tonight’s City Council meeting which begins at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. Council will vote to approve an ordinance securing Wilderness Park hours as 7 a.m. to sunset year round. Citizens who wish to make public comment should arrive promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Resident Gina Dunseth makes the ceremonial first cut of the cake on Sunday during the Mt. San Antonio Gardens' 50th Anniversary Celebration. The party was held on Sunday because the Gardens opened exactly 50
years ago on September 18, 1961. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The L.A. County Fair in Pomona
will celebrate Claremont Day on
Thursday, September 29th from
noon to 6 p.m., when several community
heroes from Claremont have been selected
to be honored. This year’s honorees are
Jack Shih, a Claremont High School student,
Randy Prout and Marilee Scaff.
Community Heroes are selected by Fairfax, the organization
which oversees the Fair, after being nominated
by a fellow community member.
Claremont Graduate University’s School of Politics and
Economics, in partnership with The American Institute for
Progressive Democracy and California Common Cause, will
host a public forum on Friday, September 30 at 7 p.m. to discuss
the role of corporations in the American electoral process.