The sustainability of Claremont’s landscape and urban forest took center stage as the city council moved forward with two important items on the agenda.
The Indian Hill Boulevard median turf project and an updated designated street tree list both received unanimous approval from council Tuesday night following presentations from city staff.
The Kiwanis Club of Claremont will hold a special celebration luncheon on Thursday, January 29 in honor of the 100-year anniversary of their founding organization Kiwanis International.
Former members and officers of the club are invited to attend and participate in a historical review of the organization’s service to the community, led by fourth-generation member Paul Wheeler.
‘Activism in Post-Ferguson America’ at The Claremont Colleges
Dr. Marcus Lamont Hill, distinguished professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College, will deliver the Claremont University Consortium’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture on Thursday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Garrison Theater at the Scripps College Performing Arts Center.
Dr. Hill is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country. He is the host of HuffPost Live and BET News, as well as a political contributor for CNN. He is the former host of the nationally-syndicated television show Our World With Black Enterprise and political contributor to Fox News Channel.
Committed to enhancing the mind, body and spirit of the older adult community in Claremont, Inter Valley Health Plan, a nonprofit Medicare Advantage Health Plan based in the Inland Empire launched its Bee Happy project. As part of its For Health and Living program, Bee Happy is an initiative that offers educational tools and resources to be and stay happy.
A two-part event is scheduled in Claremont on Thursday, January 22 and Thursday, January 29 at 10 a.m. at the Pomona Valley Health Center Building, 1601 Monte Vista Ave., Suite 275, Claremont.
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.