The Pomona Audubon Society broke ground early Monday on its official bird sanctuary near the Thompson Creek Trail in Claremont.
The avian oasis will be completed in 2017 and will feature signage identifying the varieties of birds native to the area, a bird feeding station and a fountain. The project is a joint effort that began with a local animal lover’s kind gesture.
“I’ve been walking the Thompson Creek Trail for 25 years,” said Claremont’s Anne Stoll. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont’s newest pizzeria, Blaze Pizza, has opened its doors and is ready to win over local diners.
The eatery, located at 1 N. Indian Hill Blvd. in Village West, will celebrate with a free pizza day on Thursday, December 1 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Anyone who stops by—and who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook—will get a whole free build-your-own artisanal pizza.
On Sunday, November 20 an Upland man was arrested after he allegedly elbowed a Campus Safety officer in the mouth while the officer was escorting another man from a party. The officer was escorting a student for smoking marijuana at a large party just after midnight on the 1000 block of Mills Avenue. When the officer was checking the student’s ID, another man, identified as 20-year-old Cameron Tyus, took the ID card and elbowed the officer in the mouth.
For Claremont, winter weather means rain most of the day Saturday, with sprinkles on Sunday. Windy conditions will make it feel even cooler outside, with lows actually getting down into the 30s on the north side of town. Rain amounts will reach 1/2 an inch total over the weekend. For the Mt. Baldy area mountains, snow will fall above 7000 feet during the day, dropping to 5000 feet in the evening hours. Unfortunately, this system will not help a lot for their ski season. Big Bear is already making snow, especially with cold temperatures over the next week. The storm will drop 6-8 inches on the lake. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
A lot of folks talk the talk about “random acts of kindness,” but Condit Elementary School’s Kara Leeper walks the walk as well.
The Claremont school’s speech therapist and co-advisor to its student council has taken a program that was once going through the typical student government motions and turned it into a thriving wellspring of giving.
“Kids can be so self-centered by nature, right?” Ms. Leeper said.
As the holiday season approaches, mark your calendar for the Claremont Holiday Promenade on Friday, December 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.
The Claremont Village will transform into a holiday wonderland where you can enjoy an evening filled with live music, festive storefronts, a magnificent tree lighting ceremony and great local shopping.
The tree lighting ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. with remarks from city council members and lively performances.
As many of us know, one of the most stressful parts of the holiday season is thinking of what to get for that special Claremont bon vivant in your life.
Buying a gift card seems like cheating, and your friend could tell from a mile away that you got them that appliance last-minute from Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Fortunately, the Village is rife with cute shops full of gift ideas that would impress any quirky soul.
For Vivianne Mitri, visiting a Claremont senior center isn’t just volunteer work—it’s a passion. The second-year business student, who is changing her major to biology, is the founder and president of the Cal Poly Pomona Alzheimer’s Buddy Program, which connects students with people battling Alzheimer’s disease to provide friendship and support.
At about 1:30 Tuesday an automobile jumped the curb and crashed into the storefront of Rocky Liquors in the 1000 block of East Foothill Boulevard in Claremont. Police at the scene did not know what caused the crash but confirmed that no one was hurt. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff
Claremont Police Lieutenant Mike Ciszek gives Police Chief Paul Cooper two Claremont street signs as part of Mr. Cooper’s retirement party on Tuesday at the Double Tree hotel in Claremont. The community came out in large numbers to say goodbye to Mr. Cooper who is retiring after serving the city for over three decades The two gag Claremont street signs read, Cooper Way and Right Way a reference to Mr. Cooper’s strong leadership style. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Catherine McIntosh, at right, photographs friends as visitors take in an exhibit of sculpture on Sunday during the first day of operation for the re-opened Claremont Museum of Art. The museums new home is at the Claremont Depot which the city is renting to CMA for only $1 per year. The grand reopening exhibition is called (RE)Generation: Six decades of Claremont Artists. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Artist He Qi was drawn to faith and artistic expression at a time when both were considered heresy.
He was attending middle school in Nanjing, China in 1966 when Chairman Mao launched his Cultural Revolution. The decade-long movement—aimed at ridding the country of creeping capitalism and lingering traditions threatening “true” Communist ideology—would ultimately cause the death, incarceration, impoverishment and suffering of millions of people. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff