Contractors hired by a utility company to keep tree branches from touching wires simply topped off trees along Forbes Avenue in Claremont. Critics have noted the trees could be pruned more carefully while still avoiding wires. Residents told the city manager this is an issue all around Claremont and hope the city will get more involved in managing tree care in any new sustainability plan. The next meeting of the Sustainable City Committee will take place this Monday, June 29, at 4 p.m. in the Citrus Room above the City Council Chamber, 207 Harvard Ave. For more information, visit www.ci.claremont.ca.us or call 399-5460. Check out our complete story on the progress of the updated Sustainable City Plan. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A California appeals court has declined to intervene in the imminent release of a serial rapist who formerly resided in Claremont.
The Sixth District Court of Appeals Tuesday denied a writ filed by District Attorney Jackie Lacey earlier this month. Ms. Lacey challenged the re-release of 62-year-old Christopher Evans Hubbart into the Los Angeles area after admittedly raping more than 40 women.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich shared his dismay in the court’s ruling.
“The court’s ruling is very disappointing,” Mr. Antonovich said in a statement.
Restaurant Week continues through July 16, featuring 20 local eateries offering a 2-course lunch and/or 3-course dinner with prix-fixe menus ranging in price from $10 to $40. Visit www.claremontrestaurant.com for details.
Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF) has joined eGood, a growing movement that encourages consumers to support businesses who give to worthy causes. Customers use the eGood mobile app or in-store iPad to check in and shop at eGood businesses in their area. Businesses agree to donate 3, 5 or 10 percent of eGood sales to a charitable cause.
Local Claremont businesses hat have donated over $1000 to CEF since it partnered with eGood in the spring.
Connoisseurs of traveling restaurants will be delighted to hear about Food Truck Thursdays at the Pomona Fairplex. Each week, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., an array of food trucks roll into Fairplex’s lower administration parking lot next to the NHRA Museum, bringing the trendiest dishes on 4 wheels (enter through Gate 1).
The convergence of fancy food trucks conveniently coincides with Fairplex’s Farmer’s Market, so you can grab some dinner and pick up fresh produce.
David Guardado doesn't miss a beat when coming from Montclair 3-4 times a week to enjoy the mountain view during his regular workout with friends at Padua Park in Claremont. Even on on the hottest days, the evening breeze at the park makes exercising a little more bearable. Temperatures around Claremont will be quite summer-like this week with highs in the low 90s. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberge
For those with busy schedules, finding time to cook a meal is often the last priority. However, it’s quite the opposite for Webb and Pitzer graduate Jenn Louis. The busier her schedule becomes, the happier she is to find herself in the comforts of her kitchen.
“It provides me with the creative outlet I’ve always wanted,” she says.
Enthralled by the idea of culinary work, Ms. Louis turned cooking into a career. She is now a celebrated chef with not one, but 2 successful restaurants in the Portland area—Lincoln and Sunshine Tavern—and a catering business that started it all, dubbed Culinary Artistry.
Claremont’s Community and Human Services Department is looking for service-minded organizations, businesses and individuals to take part in the city’s Project ADOPT program.
Project ADOPT is a volunteer opportunity that promotes ownership of city facilities and parks. Program participants will choose a project area, which may include a park, street, median, right of way, sidewalk or facility. Participants will then commit to removing litter from surrounding areas, plant flowers, pull weeds, rake leaves, clean benches and report concerns.
On June 26, the Supreme Court struck down Proposition 8—a 2008 amendment to the California constitution stating, “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California”—as well as a key portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Claremonter David Cisneros, a former school principal who know works as a sales representative for an educational software company, recalls similar mixed feelings with regards to the election night of November 4, 2008.
“Our country, which had passed through many prejudices, had elected an African-American citizen,” Mr. Cisneros noted. “That same election, Proposition 8 passed. It’s one step forward, 2 steps back.”
Abdallah Soueidan moved to the United States from Lebanon in the 1970s with the intent of seeking a new start, but some things are too good to leave behind.
While a proud American citizen, Mr. Soueidan regularly honors one of his favorite aspects of his Lebanese background, the cuisine. Through his latest venture, Al Amir Bakery—recently opened next door to Super King Market—Mr. Soueidan is integrating the savory selections of his Mediterranean roots with some all-American culinary classics for the general public.
Conventional wisdom would have us believe that your social life ends when you are a parent. And, to an extent, it is true.
Unless you have a healthy babysitting budget and an even healthier sense of boundaries, you will find yourself attending less parties, gatherings, shindigs and soirees. You will go out on fewer dates, eat out less, and when you do eat out, the establishment is far more likely to feature Happy Meals than candlelight and linens.
There is, however, another side to the story. Check out COURIER star reporter Sarah Torribio's unique perspective on how life has changed now that outings include all members of her family. COURIER photo/Collette Weinberger
Tensions ran high this week after several television news outlets reported that a former Claremont resident, who has admittedly raped more than 40 women in California, was set to be released from prison. After nearly 30 years in prison and state mental hospitals, Christopher Evans Hubbart, 62, known as the “pillowcase rapist,” would be freed in Los Angeles County in November under the condition he be heavily supervised. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Gilbert T. Brown made the decision in May after Mr. Hubbart passed a psychological examination, despite previously failed attempts.
In today’s job market, even those at the highest end of the degree spectrum can have trouble landing a job. To ease the transition from academia to industry, and to introduce PhD scientists to available career options, the Keck Graduate Institute of Claremont has developed a 2-week intensive program called the “Bridging the Gap” Bioscience Management Bootcamp. “Many PhDs are doing basic science, and many of them end up frustrated because their research never gets out into the world,” said Dr. Steve Casper, KGI’s associate dean for faculty development.