Harry V. Jaffa, professor emeritus of government at Claremont McKenna College and the Claremont Graduate School, died on Saturday, January 10, 2015. He was 96.
Dr. Jaffa was one of the founders and a distinguished fellow of The Claremont Institute, a noted conservative think tank.
His funeral will be held on Friday, January 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Todd Memorial Chapel, 325 N. Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont, followed by graveside services at Oak Park Cemetery, 410 Sycamore Ave. A full account of Mr. Jaffa’s life will be featured in an upcoming edition of the COURIER.
Southern California’s climate can be odd as fall colors remain on some trees around Claremont nearly a month after the first day of winter. The most recent storm that swept through the Inland Valley dropped up to an inch of rain in the foothills but the forecast is for sun all week. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Dale Bros. Brewery will celebrate its 12th anniversary Saturday, January 24 with the “Brews and Bros Craft Beer Festival” from 1 to 5 p.m. at Cable Airport in Upland. Proceeds from the event will go to the Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF), which supports the Claremont Unified School District throughout the year by raising funds for enhanced educational opportunities for students.
The event will feature more than 30 microbreweries, three wineries and a cider-maker, along with live music provided by two bands—Hellbound and GrooveSession—and a vintage and custom motorcycle show. Food from local gourmet vendors and food trucks will also be on site. This family-friendly event will also include kids games and craft sodas.
Dan Buchanan performs tricks in his hang glider on Friday during a special preview of the Cable Air Fare at Cable Airport which is celebrating its 70th year and its 40th annual show this weekend. Cable Air Faire 2015 will be open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5-12, cash only. Kids under 5 and parking are free. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A new generation of outlaws will take Claremont by storm on Saturday, January 17 when Shooter Jennings and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real perform at Bridges Auditorium. The sons of country legends Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, Lukas and Shooter will be joined by guest musician Peter Harper.
Proceeds from the Americana and roots rock extravaganza will benefit the Claremont Community Foundation (CCF).
While most try to start the New Year off by discarding their past year, Pilgrim Place senior community takes it as an opportunity to look back and celebrate its last 100 years.
Their celebration began January 8 with over 300 people (including 10 year resident Linda Vogel singing) attending a Centennial Vesper Service commemorating the signing of their Articles of Incorporation and marked the official start of their year. The next centennial event will be January 24 at Claremont United Church of Christ Sanctuary, where the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers will perform spirituals. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
It’s been three years since City Manager Tony Ramos took office and, by most accounts, Claremont is the better for it. Under his leadership, the city has seen an average budget surplus of over $1.5 million annually and an increase in the general reserve fund from 27 percent to 31 percent.
In 2013-14 alone, higher than expected residential and commercial development activity within the city resulted in a General Fund surplus of $2,830,093.
Bring back the “fanny pack!” Evey Canyon hikers beware—vehicles parked at Evey Canyon and Mt. Baldy Road continue to be targeted by thieves looking for an easy mark. On Monday, January 5 at least three cars, including a Hyundai, Honda, and Scion were broken into between 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Two of the vehicles had the windows smashed by an unknown object with thieves taking each of the victims’ purses.
UPDATED: The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has released a composite sketch of a suspect in the double homicide of Armie and Shirley Isom of La Verne. The elderly couple was killed in the entryway of their home on Friday, December 26 at about 1 p.m.
The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male in his late-20s or early-30s. On the day of the crime, he was reportedly dressed in a dark-hooded jacket and carrying a large backpack.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect should call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
Activism remains alive and well in the Claremont as evidenced by Tuesday’s demonstration surrounding Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60), a new law that went into effect on January 1.
AB 60 requires that the Department of Motor Vehicles issue a driver’s license to any applicant who can prove identity, California residency and can meet all other testing requirements, regardless of immigration status.
Equipped with signs that read “Secure the Border” and “No to AB 60,” nearly a dozen members of Claremont-based “We the People Rising” stood outside city hall. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Cable Airport celebrates its 70th anniversary this year and there’s no better way to join in the celebration than during the 40th annual Cable Air Faire this upcoming weekend.
On Saturday, January 10 and Sunday, January 11, the largest family owned and operated public use airport invites fellow pilots and aviation enthusiasts to be transported to 1945 as Cable Air Faire 2015 recreates the bygone era, showcasing “old time” antique planes and cars from post World War II.
After nearly a year of input from city officials, community members and park consultants, the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park (CHWP) Master Plan is beginning to take shape, with a draft scheduled for review in March 2015.
The process has been challenging, with hits and misses along the way, but residents remain hopeful their concerns will be addressed.
The most important conversations in life are often the most difficult to have—the Claremont Lincoln University is prepared we embrace the uncomfortable through a two-day summit titled “Uncomfortable Conversations.”
CLU will explore the meaning of life, the challenges of diversity, the ethos of ethics, and how to communicate those messages to the world. Be prepared to be challenged, questioned and provoked by the esteemed lineup of speakers.