The Claremont Museum of Art is about to receive a new set of walls. The city council approved renting out the Claremont Depot to the museum at a reduced price at Tuesday’s meeting.
The CMA will set up shop at the historic Depot, currently occupied by Foothill Transit, at a rate of one dollar a year, according to city documents.
Mendy Harlig helps Claremont Mayor Corey Calaycay light the Shamash, or center candle on the Menorah, on Wednesday during a Hanukkah ceremony in Claremont. The event marks the first time that a Menorah has been lit at Claremont City Hall.
The arraignment of a 14-year-old Claremont boy accused of his sister’s murder has been pushed to late January.
Judge Wade Olson of the Pomona Superior Court pushed the hearing for Nathaniel Geurts, on request from counsel, to January 26, 2016. This is the second time the arraignment hearing has been rescheduled.
The city of Claremont’s holiday tree comes to life on Friday during the annual Holiday Promenade in the Claremont Village. In addition to the tree lighting the event included a visit from Santa Claus, live music, craft vendors and roving carolers. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Cultural Arts Society of La Verne and The Gallery at Hillcrest invite the community to experience a special exhibit for the holidays, “Reflections on Peace” an interfaith art experience.
A reception for artists and faith communities will be held on Thursday, December 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. to share in fellowship and to hear the stories and the significance of the art submitted.
For the first time, Claremont will host a Chanukah festival at city hall on Wednesday, December 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The evening will include a Menorah lighting, an appearance by Mayor Corey Calaycay, music, latkes and sufganiyah, holiday crafts, dreidels and Chanukah gifts for children. The celebration is free and open to the public.
Bill Cunitz is just a few short weeks away from retirement as CEO of Pilgrim Place. He has led the retirement community for over 17 years during which time they have seen some significant growth while maintaining their inclusive spirit. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
There was a packed house as Sam Mowbray bid adieu to his spot on the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education at the November 16 school board meeting. Having concluded a four-year stint on the board, he has opted not to return for another term.
The Inland Pacific Ballet is set to return to the Bridges Auditorium this weekend for their annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s classic, “The Nutcracker.”
The IPB has delighted audiences across the inland region for the past 21 years. “The Nutcracker” is a yearly holiday staple that thrills Claremont audiences, according to Ballet Mistress Jill Voznick.
The cast is almost entirely comprised of locals from throughout the Inland Empire, including 25 Claremonters. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Syrian refugees Mostafa Kanjou, left, and Fouad Wawieh, with their families have settled into permanent housing in Pomona. Congresswoman Norma Torres held a news conference on Wednesday to thank local multi-denominational faith groups for assistance in helping the families and to highlight reasons she voted against a bill that would have made it more difficult for Syrian refugees to enter the United States.
Firefighters use multiple aerial platform trucks to battle a stubborn fire in an abandoned commercial building on Monday in Pomona. The blaze began just after 4 p. m. in the 700 block of Harrison Avenue near Towne Avenue just outside of the Claremont city limit. Approximately 70 firefighters responded and it was still an active fire an hour after the first alarm.
Claremont police arrested a Pomona man after he stole a guitar and tried to make a getaway on his bike. Henry Orcasitas, 32, was stopped by police at about 9 p.m. after a customer at Yum Yum Donuts realized his guitar was missing.
If there’s anything girls and boys want for the holidays, it’s toys.
Serving as local headquarters for the playful at heart is Boon Companion, now in its second Christmas under new ownership.
The shop is teeming with items for every taste. Do you know any “My Little Pony” fans?
Marilee Scaff is 100 years old, a feat celebrated at a well-attended birthday party held this past Saturday at the Claremont United Church of Christ.
After decades of civic activism, the centenarian has earned the right to put up her feet. Instead, she remains very much in touch with the world, attending city council meetings and working for causes she has long held dear.