Claremont author David Cressy has published his 10th book, Gypsies: An English History, with Oxford University Press. Based on research in English archives, it shows how Gypsies were perceived and abused from their first arrival in the 16th century to the present.
Claremont High School teacher Beth Bodnar will attend one of two C-SPAN Educators’ Conferences next week. Ms. Bodnar, a social studies teacher, is one of 30 educators from across the nation selected to attend the conference.
The conference provides educators with the opportunity to hear from speakers and explore C-SPAN Classroom’s free teaching resources.
Local students in fourth through 10th grades will perform Disney’s Aladdin Kids as part of the SLICE Theatre Experience class.
Performances take place at the Claremont High School theater on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
When she was nine years old and a student at Sycamore School, Suzanne Coulombe wrote a letter to Helen Keller.
It was June 20, 1960, and all of Mrs. Vincent’s fourth grade class wrote letters to Ms. Keller wishing her a happy 80th birthday.
“Dear Miss Keller,” the letter began. “I have read many, many books about you. It seems as though I have known you all through my life.”
Claremont Museum of Art’s new exhibit, “Intersecting at the Edge: Karl Benjamin, Heather Gwen Martin and Eric Zammitt,” is both a tribute to the late Mr. Benjamin’s ongoing influence and a look at how two contemporary artists have processed that legacy.
Dion Johnson, 43, is the guest curator of Intersecting at the Edge.
Claremont police were on the scene at Chaparral Elementary School Monday morning, donning masks and Kevlar vests as they neutralized an active shooter.
Thankfully, this was only a training exercise.
Officers used the elementary school as an area to train how to respond to a situation every person dreads—an active shooter terrorizing victims in a public area.
The League of Women Voters of Claremont Area was represented by Tressa Kentner and Barbara Nicoll at the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) national convention in Chicago recently.
More than 1,000 nationwide leaders attended workshops and heard from guest speakers about League priorities.
Travelers along Indian Hill Boulevard south of Arrow Highway will see that the jacaranda trees are struggling. City officials say a combination of heat and change in turf are the cause. Dave Roger, deputy director of community services, said the city, under the governor’s April 2015 executive order, had the median turf removed, which may have exacerbated stress caused by an extended drought.
On Thursday, July 12 a South Gate woman was arrested after a routine traffic stop unveiled an apparent credit card theft operation. Police puled over a car driven by 29-year-old Charlene Dix-Arnott around 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of Towne Avenue and Alvarado Street for expired registration.
Greg Gianakos, (center in 1981) owner of Yiannis Greek Restaurant has decided to close the longtime Claremont eatery so he can retire. The Gianakos family has owned the restaurant since 1962 when it was known as the Yale Café, and served classic American fare. They slowly transitioned to Greek food until the early 70s when it became Yiannis. The last day will be the end of July according to Mr. Gianakos. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff
It was early in the morning of July 5, and Sheryl Bizzell was waiting for her long-lost sister.
Ms. Bizzell, a Claremont resident, was in the main lobby of Ontario International Airport, holding up a sign that said, “long lost sisters.” Ms. Bizzell’s wife, Hilda Bizzell, was filming. Their son, Quentin, was helping out as well.
After what seemed like forever, a familiar-looking woman turned the corner, walked down the staircase and into Sheryl’s arms.
Officers searched Heather Lockwood’s motel room and found personal identifying information for upwards of 100 victims, including mail, checks, credit applications, tax forms, vehicle registrations and photocopies of drivers’ licenses.
Nearly half of registered voters in Claremont cast their ballots for or against Measure SC last month.
A total of 10,383 votes were cast in the June 5 election, representing a 49.24 percent voter turnout, according to the final election results presented by the city. There are currently 21,086 registered voters in Claremont.
“It was higher than previous years,” City Clerk Shelley Desautels said. “It was a good turnout for us.”