Music producer and entrepreneur Russell Simmons receives an honorary doctorate from President Jerry Campbell on Tuesday during the first ever Convocation for Claremont Lincoln University at Garrison Theater in Claremont. Mr. Simmons was the keynote speaker at the event which also served as a informal announcement of Lincoln’s separation from the Claremont School of Theology. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The fountain at the front entrance of San Antonio Community Hospital (SACH) has stood as an icon of the hospital for decades. While thousands of patients, visitors, and employees have gathered around the fountain for peace and relaxation, many may not know about its rich history. Bob Clark is an Orange County landscape architect who has worked with the hospital since the 1960s. He was involved in the original fountain design.
As commencement events took place across many of the Claremont Colleges campuses this weekend, Pomona College planners were busy preparing for a very unique event. Class Day, the celebration of the Class of 2014 and their accomplishments, went green this year and it’s a tradition the liberal arts college hopes to continue.
The Class Day event is the first for organizers in that all waste from the ceremony and dinner for approximately 1,500 students, family and friends as well as from the 30 department events, was either composted or recycled, diverting roughly 10 tons of waste from landfills.
Brandywine Homes hasn’t given up on building a housing development in Claremont.
The city of Claremont is currently reviewing plans for a new, proposed residential development on a 1.86-acre site currently owned by City Blessings Church and located at 735 S. Mills Ave., abutting the 10 freeway. Brandywine’s proposed project includes 20, two-story, detached residential homes.
The city will conduct two preliminary project review meetings to provide direction. The planning commission will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, May 20, and the architectural commission will meet Wednesday, May 28. Both meetings will begin at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, located at 225 W. Second St.
The Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance and Claremont-based professional theatre company Ophelia’s Jump will start the summer play season with Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl’s retelling of the Orpheus myth. Performances will be held Friday through Sunday, May 23-25, and Friday through Sunday, May 30 to June 1, in Seaver Theatre.
The man accused of assault with a deadly weapon against the Claremont police officer that shot him, appeared in court Thursday, entering a plea of not guilty.
Marcelo Herrera was arraigned in Pomona Superior Court on three felony counts, including assault on a police officer, unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle and possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.
Judge Jack P. Hunt set a preliminary hearing date of June 10.
Believe it or not, graduation from the various colleges in Claremont is upon us. As always, the prestigious collection of schools has lined up a varied and impressive array of speakers. Details about the commencements and their respective honored guests are listed inside. Be sure to check out our extensive online photo coverage of these activities this weekend.
In a world where everyone seems to be striving for polished perfection, Ellen and Ben Harper offer an engaging alternative.
The mother-son duo’s collaborative album Childhood Home, released earlier this month, delivers a dose of down home reality, wrapped like a present in evocative Americana music.
The 10 tracks on the recording, which was released on May 6, explore the ties that bind and break in every heart and home.
The Claremont City Council meeting became a lively event Tuesday night. Two particular items on the agenda, funding for the 2014-15 Community-Based Organization (CBO) General Services and Homeless Services Program and the sanitation rate increase, incited emotional reactions from the public as well as members of the council.
California communities are reminded often of the importance of disaster preparedness, and Claremont is no exception.
With the ever-present threat of earthquakes and wildfires in our foothill community, residents and city staff know the importance of having a centralized location that allows first responders to communicate with those affected by the crisis.
The recent delivery of Claremont’s new state-of-the-art mobile communications center will provide just that.
Claremont Manor residents gathered last Friday to listen as Mayor Joe Lyons addressed residents on the top issues facing Claremont today.
Mr. Lyons, who is serving his final year of his first term on the Claremont City Council, spent a few minutes prior to his speech getting to know a few of the residents and sharing some background about himself and how he came to be the mayor of Claremont.
The top three issues presented by the mayor were public safety, local water issues and sustainability.
Don't for a minute think the competitive spirit is less with a person over 65 years old. One of the events in this week's 2nd annual Pilgrim Place Senior Olympics was table tennis. Pilgrim Place Life Enhancement Coordinator Krista Ward, center, leads the spirit charge during a pause in the table tennis competition Wednesday. Opening ceremonies started on Monday with events going all week. On Friday seniors will compete in events including the scooter challenge, Frisbee throw and horseshoes. Closing ceremonies are Friday, 11:45 a.m. at the Pilgrim Place outdoor stage. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
On Tuesday, May 14 the Claremont City Council adopted an ordinance allowing sanitation fees to be increased by 1 percent beginning on July 1. According to city staff and current budget projections for the Sanitation Fund, the Consumer Price Index increase is necessary to sustain operations.
Councilman Opanyi K. Nasiali admitted he doesn’t like rate increases, but wanted residents to know in this case, he feels it’s a necessity.
“This is a self-supporting service and if we don’t maintain it, the delivery center and the company that provides the service run into problems."
Pomona College has arranged for three notable speakers to inspire graduates at the school’s 121st commencement exercises, set for Sunday, May 18 at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be held in Marston Quadrangle, located between Fourth and Sixth streets in Claremont.
Valerie B. Jarret will take to the podium as keynote speaker for the 390 members of the Class of 2014 and their families. Ms. Jarret, a Chicago lawyer, businesswoman and civic leader, is a senior adviser to President Obama.