Describing art is a fraught enterprise, subject to interpretation, bias and the motivation of the interpreter.
Every now and then, someone gets it right on the nose. Take “Living With Clay,” up now through April 20 at Claremont Museum of Art.
The exhibit showcases a portion of the collection of Claremont residents David and Julie Armstrong,
Randy Lopez has been formally announced as the new executive director of the Chamber of Commerce.
The announcement was made after a “thoughtful and competitive process” involving three finalists, according to a release from the chamber Wednesday. The Chamber board made the final selection.
“Its great, it’s really nice,” Mr. Lopez said in a phone interview on Thursday.
The Claremont City Council unanimously passed an ordinance relaxing restrictions on building back houses, but some residents are not quite on board.
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), better known as back houses or granny flats, have been identified by the state as one way to alleviate the housing crisis.
A judgment has been released in the lawsuit between Claremont School of Theology and the Claremont Colleges over the sale of CST, and both sides seem to be happy with the result.
The judgment on the property’s sale, handed down by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Dan Thomas Oki on January 23, shifts the Claremont Colleges’ status from the right of first offer and to the right of first refusal.
Claremont Police lift a motorcycle and attempt to separate it from a vehicle after a collision on Arrow Highway at Olive Street on Tuesday in Claremont. One man was transported to the hospital after the wreck between two automobiles and one motorcycle. The westbound side of Arrow was closed as of 4 p.m. while the police investigation continued. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Looking at this clip makes it hard to complain about traffic on the 210 freeway! Actually this video was shot at two speeds and took 25 minutes to finish. The cars on the freeway and the setting sun were sped up via a timelapse, while the drone moved forward slowly at one mph. Put these together and we have a hyperlapse! Nothing like multitasking while hovering 200 feet in the air! Watch for downtown Los Angeles to become visible near the end. —PW
The Claremont On the Same Page community book this year is The Refugees by Viet Tranh Nguyen, a collection of eight powerful short stories written over a period of 20 years, set in America and Vietnam.
These stories speak of ghosts, romantic upheaval, culture shock, and the push and pull on family ties. They are modern in telling, and the characters singular. There are surprising elements in this book that affect readers up close and personal.
The call went out in early January for Claremont residents to submit maps for consideration, with 31 residents meeting the January 22 deadline. After eliminating proposals due to non-congruent districts, duplication or for not meeting district population guidelines, eight maps submitted by residents passed muster, with city consultants National Demographic Corporation (NDC) drawing three of the final 11. The COURIER has copies of the 11 maps that are up for consideration on the story link.
Firefighters with Los Angles County Engine 101 monitor the scene of a gas leak on Bucknell Avenue in south Claremont on Monday. Police closed Bucknell from Arrow Highway to Santa Fe Street and the construction site of the new dormitories for Keck Graduate University were briefly evacuated. The cause was construction related and there were no injuries.
Charles Burt Sumner, Frank Brackett, Edwin C. Norton, Phebe Estelle Spalding, Arthur Dart Bissell, Herbert Colcord, George Hitchcock and George Sumner were the pioneer faculty members at Pomona College. They are called The Old Guard.
Phebe was the only woman among them and the first woman on the Pomona faculty. Her recognition has often come because she was a “first” but she was probably the most accomplished faculty member among The Old Guard. Read former COURIER columnist Judy Wright's complete column from the ENTIRE STORY link.
Volunteers Debbie Cumpston, left, Theresa Caravalho and Craig Whitenack plan their approach to canvass the area around El Roble during the annual Los Angeles Homeless Services census of homeless populations, Tuesday night in Claremont. During the first hour the team found no homeless people as they drove through largely residential streets in their section of Claremont.
Each academic year Claremont’s esteemed women’s institution, Scripps College, provides students, staff and the public alike with a fascinating and eclectic mix of storytellers, artists, policymakers and musicians, and everything in between, with its Scripps Presents series.
This year’s slate of free and open to the public events includes another roster of accomplished women offering “eye-opening, mind-bending, genre-defying tête-à-têtes with iconic and emerging thinkers, doers, writers and more.
Here's a story from our FOCUS special section on Claremont women publishing Friday with your regular edition of the COURIER. The Woman’s Club of Claremont is celebrating its 100th year in 2019—an entire century of supporting and giving back to the community.
The club has been going strong for the past 100 years thanks to a devoted membership and successful charity events. The goal of the club, says club president Jory Rickman, is to raise money for local nonprofits, hospitals and other programs. COURIER video/Matt Weinberger
The Claremont city council is keeping their districts at five, and will not have an at-large mayor. The council unanimously decided to keep the city council at five seats, as well as keeping a rotating mayor, during Thursday night’s special meeting in the council chambers. The meeting was the second of five public hearings regarding Claremont’s transition to by-district elections.