Golden Future Expos will host 2015 Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo, a power-up day for people to get out and socialize, on Sunday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seniors will have access to health resources and may shop for products and services.
Claremonters will be forced to dip into their wallets as the city council adopts an ordinance increasing sanitation and street sweeping rates effective July 1. Sanitation rates for trash and recycling services will increase by three percent, or 61 cents to 93 cents per month for an average residential customer. A single-family residence with one 35-gallon refuse container, one 90-gallon recycling container and one 90-gallon green waste container will now pay $21.04.
On Wednesday, May 20 Claremont police arrested a Pomona man with some sweet karate moves following a foot chase. Officers responded to the Chevron/McDonalds after receiving a call of two men arguing and doing karate in the parking lot around 8:30 p.m. Police made contact with Harvey Millender who admitted he was involved in a confrontation and took off running.
The Women’s Club of Claremont celebrates 95 years in the community and will be hosting a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” event on Saturday, May 30 from 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Come and enjoy a fashion show, boutique shopping, mimosas and food as well as an opportunity to win raffled prizes during the event.
A four-day global conference titled “Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization” will be held on Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 7 at Bridges Auditorium. The event runs all day each day, beginning at 9 a.m.
This inaugural event of the Pando Populus organization will feature up to 1,000 presenters in over 80 areas of specialty.
It was a fun-filled night at El Roble Tuesday night when the Claremont High School Instrumental Music Department, including violinist Tom Choi, played their annual spring concert in front of over 150 parents, friends and music lovers. The concert was directed by Melanie Riley-Gonzalez and included a wide variety of music from different groups of musicians. Next up will be the CHS instrumental music awards banquet, honoring the top performers of the year at Taylor Hall on May 31. COURIER photo/Collette Weinberger
The dance for ownership of the Claremont water system continued at Tuesday night’s city council meeting with the city transmitting an updated offer to Golden State Water Company to purchase its system and assets for $56,335,000. This is the third appraisal and offer made to the private, investor-owned company that serves water to residents and business owners in Claremont.
Interested in exercise for a good cause? Walk with or without your dog through the lovely Pomona College campus on Saturday, May 30 to support the work of HOPE (Helping Out Pets Everyday), a local nonprofit. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Stover Walk (located south of 550 N. College Ave., and just north of the large grass quad in front of Bridges).
The 32nd annual Claremont Folk Festival is coming up on Saturday, May 30 at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. The bill includes performers such as the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, “Blind Boy” Paxton, Dustbowl Revival and Tom Freund.
Commander of the American Legion Keith Powell Post 78 Rick Ostrea salutes during the posting of the colors on Monday during a Memorial Day observance in Claremont. About 100 people attended the traditional service to remember the men and woman who have died fighting wars for the United Sates. Updated with photo gallery. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont’s Community Services Director Kathleen Trepa has announced she will be heading to the city of Goleta, near Santa Barbara with a population of about 55,000, after accepting the deputy city manager position.
Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton is a raconteur, using music to shares tales of how things were in the old days.
He uses any instrument he can get his hands on—guitar, banjo, piano, fiddle, harmonica and accordion among them—to play jazz and blues dating back to the years before World War II, crooning the words in a southern drawl.