Over the last few decades, scads
of Claremonters have emerged
from their homes to find their
front yards completely draped in toilet
paper. Roll upon roll unfurled and flung
to the highest heights, cascading over
bushes and branches and any object on
which it could find purchase.
With the act of "TPing" a whimsical and daring
rite-of-passage for many teens, lots of youthful
Claremonters have participated in such shenanigans.
But only a select few have tossed the tissue as
part of a secret group of toilet-paperers that tackled
their first TP job in 1979 and, through a line of successors,
Pomona College Orientation Adventure counselors cheer for the class of 2015 during the traditional freshman run down College Avenue in Claremont.
Orientation Adventure counselors also host a 3-day group trip for the freshman class prior to the start of the school year. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
While Claremont’s City Council and commissions
are taking a break from meetings
this month, the COURIER sat down with
Councilman Opanyi Nasiali to talk about some of his
favorite things: politics, transparency, and, of course,
Claremont. In the 3rd installment of this 5-part series,
Mr. Nasiali talks openly about why he feels art will
help bring the money to Claremont, and his game
plan to solve the city’s budget concerns.
The Claremont University Consortium announced its intent to sell 36 acres of land from the area north of Foothill between College and Mills Avenues to Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College and Scripps College. According to CUC Chief Executive Office Robert Walton, the decision was based on the smaller size of the 3 colleges compared to their larger fellow undergraduate institutions, Claremont McKenna College and Pomona College. See our complete story.
The possibility of a strike at Vons grocery stores across the nation in the coming weeks is starting to become a definite reality, and locals are preparing themselves for the worst. "Rallying is often associated with negativity, and hate, but we are here to bring positive energy and support for people that are just trying to achieve their American dream," said Nick Parra, a coordinator with MoveOn.org.
Claremont Police question the passenger of a stolen vehicle on Thursday following a short pursuit that ended on the wrong side of Towne Avenue in Pomona. According to Lieutenant Shelly Vander Veen, police attempted to stop the Toyota pickup but the driver refused leading officers on a chase that ended when the driver bailed out in the northbound lanes of Towne near Arrow Highway. The suspect attempted to run from police, but 2 Claremont detectives caught and arrested the man near the corner of Mountain Avenue and Arrow in Claremont. The Passenger was released and not charged. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School has been shaken this week by the loss of one of their own families.
Claremont residents Randy and Vicki Whittle, along with their 2 children, MacLean and Brittany, died on Sunday as the result of a plane crash shortly after take-off near the runway at the Burley Airport in Idaho. The family was headed to Provo, Utah to visit Brigham Young University.
Even though this may be a typical scene for many Claremonters, it's hard to get tired of looking at the unique sunsets that fill the summer sky. This was taken at Vail Park of off Grand Avenue. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Resurfacing of Indian Hill Boulevard from Harrison
Avenue to Foothill Boulevard should begin next
Monday, August 22, according to city officials. The
project was originally scheduled to start Monday, August
15 but is delayed approximately one week due to
unforeseen scheduling conflicts with the contractor.
Claremont’s city council and commissions
are taking a break from
meetings this month, but Mayor
Sam Pedroza is keeping busy. In the 2nd
installment of a 5-part series, the
COURIER sat down in the Public Plaza
with Mayor Sam Pedroza, who rode his
bike all the way from Whittier, to talk
about the future of Thompson Creek
Trail and the developments he hopes to
see in town.
Glendora residents Randy and Vicky Whittle, along with their 2 children, MacLean and Brittany, died on Sunday in a plane crash near Burley Airport in Burley, Idaho. According to the Salt Lake City Tribune and the Associated Press, the crash took place around 2 p.m. when the family was taking off in a small plane to visit Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The plane then went down and created a blaze when it hit the ground.