Earlier this month, viewers across the country braced for Discovery Channel’s annual TV fish fest “Shark Week.” For many people locally, anticipation has been building for another predatory event: Claremont Restaurant Week. There are lots of returning participants and a few new names, including Pie Street Pizza.
Scripps College announced Wednesday that Lori Bettison-Varga, president of the school since 2009, will leave her post this fall. Ms. Bettison-Varga has been named president and director of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, pending approval by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
The Village Marketing Group and the Claremont nonprofit Shoes That Fit have partnered for their annual Back-To-School campaign.
Residents looking to make a difference in a kid’s life can check out a new backpack labeled with a child’s name, age and shoe size from a participating merchant. Participants then fill the backpack with a new pair of athletic shoes, socks and school supplies, returning it before July 26.
On Wednesday, July 1 chivalry may not be dead but if you assault someone in the process, it will get you arrested. According to Lieutenant Mike Cizsek, Brian Utzig told police he went to pick up a female friend in Pomona around 12 p.m. when he witnessed a man steal her cell phone.
Dust off your cape, because Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is hosting a Jr. Hero Run on Saturday, July 25.
You are invited to don a superhero costume, bring a water gun and prepare for a confrontation of epic proportions. Guests will become real-life heroes as they embark on a mission to invade a fortress and recover stolen coins.
The city of Claremont has launched its annual summer entertainment program with both the Monday night Concerts in the Park and the police department's Tuesday night movies in the park. Click the link for the full schedule.
Firefighters attend to a woman who was involved in a two-vehicle collision early Tuesday afternoon at the corner of First Street and College Avenue in the Claremont Village. An older model Mustang with two occupants traveling east on First apparently failed to stop at the intersection with College where they hit a Toyota Camry. The driver of the Camry was transported to the hospital and the collision forced authorities to divert traffic off both streets.
So what do high-ranking city officials do on Claremont's celebrated July Fourth holiday? We strapped a camera to council member Sam Pedroza to get a firsthand look at how taxing their jobs can be. Joining him on his bike during the Saturday parade was mayor Corey Calaycay. Check out our video of the duo inside. COURIER video/Matthew Weinberger
Troy Whiteley, as Sir Toby, has his friend Cyle Conley, Sir Andrew, in a headlock during rehearsal for Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on Monday at Pomona College. The comedy along with the relatively obscure tragedy Titus Andronicus will be presented by Ophelia’s Jump in the second annual Midsummer’s Night Shakespeare Festival beginning on the 16th at the college. COURIER photo/Steven felschundneff
Free medical, dental and vision care will be offered at a massive health clinic this weekend at the Fairplex in Pomona. The event will have up to 70 dental stations, 20 medical exam rooms, 10 vision lanes and a lab that will produce free prescription eyeglasses on site while patients wait. Dentistry will include cleanings, fillings and extractions and medical doctors will provide services ranging from consultation and diagnosis to minor medical procedures.
Even in the middle of a severe drought, the show must go on. And that's exactly what happened in Claremont over July Fourth as the fireworks show capped a great day of fun that included a 5k race, parade and other cool festivities. Be sure to check out our extended photo gallery. See our aerial video of the fireworks show inside. COURIER photo/Collette Weinberger
UPDATED: An uncommon idea has come to fruition, right here in town. Tucked in a corner of the United Methodist Church campus, there is a strange structure with remarkable abilities.
The Whole Earth Building—a solar-powered, earth-cooled structure made from on-site soil—serves as both a store and a showcase of sustainable architecture.
There, Uncommon Good sells produce that is not only organic but also farm-fresh, having been harvested on the nonprofit’s Fiddleneck Farms. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The city’s eminent domain case against Golden State Water Company (GSW) was once again a big topic of conversation at the Claremont City Council meeting June 25. Council unanimously adopted two amended resolutions authorizing the acquisition of the Claremont water system, and approved the filing of an amended complaint in the eminent domain lawsuit. Be sure to review Claremont's actual offer to GSW with our link at the end of the story.
The Claremont Irregulars have been a regular presence in the city’s Fourth of July parade since 1977.
The marching band was first started by Jim Basher, who felt the patriotic promenade didn’t have enough music. He put an ad in the COURIER looking for interested musicians, and got a dozen takers.
“We’ve been marching ever since,” says Philip Dryer.