Those headed home at rush hour Friday evening watched a huge plume of black smoke rising from the Ontario area, as a recycling plant went up in ashes. On what otherwise was a clear day—this photo was taken 6 miles away—the clouds from the fire could be seen from around the Southland. The fire continued to smolder for hours after it started because of the large number of cardboard pallets stored at the facility. Over 65 firefighters were used to put out the blaze. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Congressmembers Judy Chu, Norma Torres and Grace Napolitano and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti urged the passage of Measure M at Pomona College on Friday, October 14.
The politicians spoke at Metro’s State of the Project for the Foothill Gold Line, which offered a glimpse of the past, present and future of the San Gabriel Valley light rail line.
The historic Old School House is in the middle of regaining some of its former beauty.
The iconic building—which was the first location of Claremont High School—is undergoing construction to restore the eastside library and study room to its original grandeur, according to property owner Harry Woo.
An addition built during the 1960s was demolished to make the old library and study area visible from the street.
The Claremont Chamber of Commerce will host the 35th Annual Village Venture Arts and Crafts Faire in the Village on Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The streets of the Village will be lined with 450 booths selling unique art, original crafts and apparel. Get to know local businesses and non-profits in the business and organization block located on First Street. Download a map and vendor list with the link inside.
While the Village Venture Arts and Crafts Faire continues to thrive, one flavorful part of the annual event will be missing this time around.
For the first time in 34 years, guests won’t be able to line up at the corner of First Street and Harvard Avenue for Rosa’s Tacos.
The 2015 Village Venture was the last hurrah for the family-run enterprise.
Compiling a list of the top Halloween songs is a service for which many a writer has been tasked, probably since music fans were listening to the latest hits on a Gramophone.
But this list isn’t that list.
This list is for those unconcerned with what pleases the masses. It’s for the outsiders. People who look at Halloween differently.
The Claremont Homeless Advocacy Program (CHAP), a local organization that works to eradicate homelessness in Claremont, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Claremont Colleges’ Community Partner of the Year.
The Claremont Colleges have presented the Community Partner of the Year Award for more than a decade to a local person, agency, organization or business that has positively impacted the community.
A pro-and-con presentation on the merits of Measure G, the Claremont Unified School District bond issue, will be offered at the next meeting of Active Claremont on Thursday, October 20 at 7 p.m. in the Padua Room of the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.
Claremont residents Richard Fass will offer remarks in support of Measure G, and Jay Pocock will represent those in opposition to the bond measure. A question-and-answer period will follow. The public is invited to attend.
For information, contact (909) 373-7907.
It was a big day and night for Josh Witt. After getting elected as Claremont High School Homecoming King last Friday before the school parade, Josh played his new role to perfection as friends and family congratulated him during the festivities at the evening football game. Here he gets one of many photos snapped, this one with senior Sierra Lajan. Later that evening Danielle Pichay was crowned homecoming queen. To top off the night, the Pack won easily over visiting Bonita 47-31. Be sure to check out our cool video of the halftime show. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
In what had to be deja vu for many people in the audience, Neil Young performed at the Fox Theater in Pomona on Wednesday night. It was clear from the beginning, this concert was going to be a jam session with his band mates. Mr. Young played songs old and new to a packed, standing room only crowd. The popular musician and icon, Mr. Young's performance was the opposite of the highly choreographed shows of today's top artists. But he played to the audience's delight with his unique style, voice and guitar riffs made popular years ago. His next performance will be at the Shoreline Amphitheater, in Mountain View, California. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Pomona Reads, a fledgling but dynamic book, literacy and publishing fair, takes place from noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow at Pomona Civic Center. Community organizations, vendors, publishers and authors will be on hand at the expanded, kid-friendly second annual show, which is entirely free. The event has been expanded this year with increased representation of children’s and young adult writing, as well as discussions and author talks.
There’s an old saying in the entertainment business: “The show must go on.” The show might not go on, however, for Pitzer College’s 15th annual Reggae Fest.
The festival, which welcomes community members of all ages as well as local college students, was set for mid-November. On September 21, however, the Pitzer College Student Senate froze funding for the free two-day event.
Legalized marijuana is all but inevitable in California, and Claremont is preparing for it.
The city council voted unanimously to pass an urgency ordinance amending an existing section of the Claremont Municipal Code to prohibit commercial sale and delivery of marijuana within Claremont—effectively putting the kibosh on dispensaries opening within the city.
The city mistakenly took down an art installation on privately-owned Village trees, and now it’s trying to knit the situation back together.
The “yarn bomb” installation, in which a tree is given a colorful and eye-catching knitted coat, is the brainchild of Studio C owner Elizabeth Carr and Phebie’s NeedleArt. The two Claremont businesses worked in tandem to put up the display in time for Village Venture.