A little piece of Europe was unveiled in Claremont's June Vail Park on Sunday, January 18. What used to be an abandoned equestrian facility has turned into a pétanque paradise, thanks to the Claremont Senior Program and some very active city residents. Started in Europe around 1907, pétanque (pronounced pay-tonk) is a cross between bocce ball and a giant sized marbles game. See how the 80 players handled their first experience with this up and coming game for people of all ages. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont city staff will present a tree policy workshop to the city council on Tuesday, January 27 at 5 p.m. in the council chamber. Key elements of the policy will be presented as well as information regarding tree removal and replacement procedures, maintenance schedules, and how the policy affects the condition of our urban forest. The presentation will be followed by the regular city council meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m.
Later this month, the city of Claremont will be participating in the 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count in partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.
Claremont city staff is currently recruiting volunteers to assist with this community effort. Volunteers will meet at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27 to receive training, maps, materials and assignments.
Toyota Sequoia owners beware, thieves are targeting your vehicle. Two separate incidents of vehicle tampering occurred last week with thieves removing the catalytic converters from cars parked in Claremont.
According to Lieutenant Mike Ciszek, a 2003 white Toyota Sequoia was tampered with while parked at Chaparral Elementary School on Thursday, January 15 between 8 and 11:30 a.m.
A residential no-burn alert will be in effect today, Tuesday, January 20, in the South Coast Air Basin, which includes Claremont and Los Angeles County, Orange County and the Inland Empire, because of a forecast of fine particle air pollution, the South Coast Air Quality Management District said.
Under the alert by the SCAQMD, residents are barred from burning wood in fireplaces throughout the day.
Police volunteers direct traffic on Monday after a fallen tree limb resting on telephone and electrical wires forced the closure of Indian Hill Boulevard between Sixth Street and Harrison in Claremont. The closure, which only affects the southbound lane, began at 10 a.m. and is expected to be cleared up in early afternoon. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The city of Claremont is sponsoring the 25th annual Making Change Contest. The contest is an opportunity for Claremont students to recognize champions of human rights and social justice. Students (K-12) who live in or attend school in Claremont may submit individual letters, poems, essays or artistic works completed as a group or individually.
Shooter Jennings is the real deal, whether he’s delving into his love of rock ‘n roll or schooling poseurs on the ABC’s of country music authenticity.
He sings in “Outlaw You”: “Hey, pretty boy in the baseball hat/You couldn’t hit country with a baseball bat/Country ain’t just about where you’re at/It’s about bein’ true to what’s inside.”
The sustainability of Claremont’s landscape and urban forest took center stage as the city council moved forward with two important items on the agenda.
The Indian Hill Boulevard median turf project and an updated designated street tree list both received unanimous approval from council Tuesday night following presentations from city staff.
The Kiwanis Club of Claremont will hold a special celebration luncheon on Thursday, January 29 in honor of the 100-year anniversary of their founding organization Kiwanis International.
Former members and officers of the club are invited to attend and participate in a historical review of the organization’s service to the community, led by fourth-generation member Paul Wheeler.
‘Activism in Post-Ferguson America’ at The Claremont Colleges
Dr. Marcus Lamont Hill, distinguished professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College, will deliver the Claremont University Consortium’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture on Thursday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Garrison Theater at the Scripps College Performing Arts Center.
Dr. Hill is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country. He is the host of HuffPost Live and BET News, as well as a political contributor for CNN. He is the former host of the nationally-syndicated television show Our World With Black Enterprise and political contributor to Fox News Channel.
Committed to enhancing the mind, body and spirit of the older adult community in Claremont, Inter Valley Health Plan, a nonprofit Medicare Advantage Health Plan based in the Inland Empire launched its Bee Happy project. As part of its For Health and Living program, Bee Happy is an initiative that offers educational tools and resources to be and stay happy.
A two-part event is scheduled in Claremont on Thursday, January 22 and Thursday, January 29 at 10 a.m. at the Pomona Valley Health Center Building, 1601 Monte Vista Ave., Suite 275, Claremont.
Harry V. Jaffa, professor emeritus of government at Claremont McKenna College and the Claremont Graduate School, died on Saturday, January 10, 2015. He was 96.
Dr. Jaffa was one of the founders and a distinguished fellow of The Claremont Institute, a noted conservative think tank.
His funeral will be held on Friday, January 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Todd Memorial Chapel, 325 N. Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont, followed by graveside services at Oak Park Cemetery, 410 Sycamore Ave. A full account of Mr. Jaffa’s life will be featured in an upcoming edition of the COURIER.