With the recent failure of Measure CR fresh in their minds, Claremont city council members took time to address next steps at Tuesday’s meeting. Councilmember Ed Reece wanted to thank the community for participating in the election, “no matter what side of the fence you were on.” Measure CR, which proposed a three-quarter cent sales tax increase, narrowly failed at the ballot box by less than 150 votes. It was the only measure of its kind to fail in California this year.
When she was an undergrad at Pomona College in the early 1970s, Marianne Williamson met Jane Fonda.
Ms. Williamson, a best-selling author and spiritual leader who is running for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, was walking with a professor, jazz critic Stanley Crouch, along Marston Quad when she bumped into the movie star.
Roberto De La Cruz, longtime community activist, will discuss “The Latino Vote: Lessons Learned and an Agenda for the Future,” at the Democratic Club of Claremont’s free and open to the public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, November 25 at Pilgrim Place’s Napier Commons Room, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont.
and DUI charges within an hour of each other. The first arrest occurred just before 3 a.m. in front of The Press, when a 46-year-old Claremont man who initially left in an Uber came back to the bar and started banging on the windows. He was arrested for public intoxication.
Artist, professor and longtime COURIER cartoonist Paul Darrow died Monday. He was 98.
He taught at Scripps College and at his alma mater, the Claremont Graduate University, for 37 years, as well as at Otis Parsons and the California Institute of Technology. Be sure to review the photo gallery of Mr. Darrow's popular COURIER cartoons from over the years. A full obituary will be published in an upcoming edition.
Firefighters with LA County Fire remove damaged insulation after a fire broke out in an unit at Brighton Park Apartments on Tuesday in Claremont. The fire broke out around 4:30 but was quickly knocked down and damage was limited to the contents of the single unit according to fire officials at the scene. The cause is unknown at this time. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
World War II veteran Chuck Farritor salutes the American flag held by Boy Scouts Joshua Ward and Phillip Quintanar on Monday during Veteran’s Day observance in Memorial Park. The annual event is co-sponsored by the city of Claremont and the American Legion Keith Powell Post 78. The half hour long observance featured speeches by local elected officials, the presentation of plaque honoring Post 78, and the playing of taps. Mr. Farritor, who served in the Merchant Marine, was the only veteran of World War II in attendance. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School theater department hosts its annual Friends of Our Theatre (FOOT) Auction at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 12 and Wednesday, November 13 at the Candlelight Pavilion, 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont.
The fundraiser, with performances by the school’s musical theater class, is the kickoff event of the season. It will feature selections from Singin’ in the Rain, dessert, music and dance, and a preview of its spring musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
First held in 1948, the Pilgrim Place Festival each year is known for a fun day for the entire family. But it’s also a great place to find unique items at the crafts fair. Those one of-a-kind items can be hard to locate, but this event was a great place to start! Other items included children’s games, collector’s items, sustainability games and of course, those train and ship rides for the kids. And for lunch, Pilgrim Place offered a free lunch with all the fixings from a Thanksgiving meal. Hats to the Pilgrim Place residents, who worked tirelessly to make this festival a memorable one. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
A pilot has been confirmed dead after a small plane crashed into a home in a quiet Upland neighborhood Thursday morning. Fire crews responded to the 1200 block of Overland Court at 10:59 a.m., police said. One house was destroyed, and another nearby house suffered damages. There were two homes impacted by the crash, one sustained major damage.
A troupe of actors, including Claremont city council members and staff, will recreate a radio version of the film It’s A Wonderful Life at Ophelia’s Jump in Upland from November 8 through December 15.
Set in a radio studio in 1946, the show will have locals performing live Foley sounds and several roles, as well as leading the audience on a holiday sing-a-long.