Unless you are an Eskimo, Claremont is really the place to be this winter as much of the country digs out of serious winter storms bringing snow, cold and wind. Our weather has been near perfect with partly cloudy skies, high temperatures around 70 and lows near 50. The only downside is no rain is in the forecast. This photo was taken with a long telephoto lens from the top of Claraboya, showing the Puddingstone Reservior at sunset. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Keith Pohlman has taken it upon himself to light the Claremont Pooch Park with LED lights he buys at the hardware store as well as providing light up collars for many of the dogs. The Friends of the Claremont Pooch Park have been advocating for the city to install proper lighting at the park which is open until 9 p.m. seven days a week. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Hills Wilderness Park is still closed as of Tuesday afternoon due to a red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). The NWS issued the warning due to gusty winds and low humidity that has increased fire weather conditions in much of Los Angeles County today. The park will remain closed until tomorrow, Tuesday, November 18, at which time the conditions will be reevaluated. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Three city council members will be elected at the upcoming March 3, 2015 general municipal election, each to a full four-year term of office. Eligible candidates shall be residents and registered voters of the city.
Incumbents Joe Lyons, Opanyi Nasiali and Sam Pedroza have all pulled papers but have not yet turned them in, according to City Clerk Shelley Desautels. No one other than the three incumbents has pulled papers, she noted.
The Claremont City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 25 at its regularly scheduled meeting to consider a Resolution of Necessity– a resolution determining the necessity of the city’s acquisition of the water system and whether or not it is in the best public interest. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the council chamber at Claremont City Hall.
Spring Awakening, a contemporary rock musical inspired by Franz Wedekind's 1891 German play of the same name and portraying teenage self-discovery, will be performed at Pomona College on Thursday, November 20 and Friday, November 21 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, November 22 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, November 23 at 2 p.m. in Seaver Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont.
Along with a traditional Thanksgiving meal, you can get food for the soul at this weekend’s annual Pilgrim Place Festival, in the form of The Poetry of Aging.
Retired journalist and book editor Jean Lesher served as general editor for the 52-page chapbook, which will be sold for $5 at the festival’s Authors and Composers booth. It poses a single question: What does it feel like to grow old?
How much more energy-efficient could you become if you were in the running for a $5 million prize?
The good news is Claremont was selected as one of 52 communities to participate in the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP). The competition challenges US communities to work together with local government and utilities to develop and implement plans for innovative, replicable, scalable and continual reductions in the per-capita energy consumed from local natural gas and electric utilities.
Sustainability and water were the hot topics at Claremont’s city council meeting Wednesday evening with residents and city staff expressing their concerns regarding the drought and the effect on the city’s conservation efforts. In the presence of the entire city council, City Principal Planner Chris Veirs presented the Fifth Annual Claremont Sustainability Report Card that covers sustainability activities tracked during the 2013 calendar year.
On Tuesday, November 4 a criminal with a career in burglary might want to consider another line of work after police followed a trail leading to his arrest. Around 8:09 a.m., a suspect broke into a Toyota 4Runner parked and locked at Western Christian School. Using an unknown object to break the front passenger window, the burglar stole the victim’s purse containing her wedding ring, and fled the location undetected.
Dust off your ball gown and polish your glass slippers: it is time for the first-ever Masonic black tie charity ball.
Join the Claremont Masonic Lodge on Saturday, November 15 as they raise money for the City of Hope, Children’s Cancer Research Center in Duarte and the Shriners Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles. Both facilities provide care and treatment to children from around the world, regardless of ability to pay.
It was a special day on Tuesday as the American Legion of Claremont hosted a ceremony on Veterans Day honoring those who served our country in America's fight for freedom. City officials joined in the emotional ceremony attended by friends and family of local veterans. The Claremont High School and El Roble bands played as the Claremont Boy Scout Troop 402 raised the American flag during the event. Be sure to check out our slideshow inside from the ceremony. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Our friends at Mt. San Antonio Gardens recently published an interesting special section in their monthly newsletter, The Green Leaf. They asked their residents a simple question, “Who are you thankful for?” We hear a lot about “what” people are thankful for during the holidays, but less about “who” we’re thankful for.
In this vein, we’re asking readers to submit a 300-word story about an influential person in their life. Did a childhood teacher or athletic coach make a positive impact on your life? Perhaps it was a pastor or rabbi who offered special words of wisdom. Oftentimes, it’s a brother or sister who offers a kind word or sets a good example for us.
The Renaissance band Piffaro will present “Fortune My Foe: Ballads, Songs and Dances from Elizabethan England” on Saturday, November 22 at 8 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music.
“Piffaro sits atop the early music scene as one of the world’s top international ensembles,” extols The Detroit News. ?With guest mezzo-soprano Maren Montelbano, the ensemble, under the artistic direction of Joan Kimball and Bob Wiemken, offers a delightful program of music from the Renaissance period by William Byrd, Thomas Weelkes, John Dowland and others for voice, shawm, recorder, dulcian, sackbut, bagpipe, lute, guitar and percussion.