El Roble will have an orientation for incoming seventh grade parents on Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. El Roble administrators and counselors will provide an overview of their academic and enrichment programs, counseling services and extra-curricular and club participation opportunities. Families will also learn about El Roble’s emphasis on safety, the school’s registration program during the middle of August, and any other aspect of the middle school program about which you might need information.
To say Claremont’s artistic legacy is unique would simply be an understatement. The city emerged as an important center for the visual arts in the years following World War II, due in large part to the GI Bill and the inspired efforts of artist and educator Millard Sheets.
Painters, sculptors, ceramists, enamel and mosaic artists, woodworkers and fiber artists devoted themselves to their creative pursuits with great imagination and energy.
On March 3, students from the Claremont Colleges turned out to Scripps’ Garrison Theatre by the dozens to watch a preview of the documentary The Hunting Ground.
The film’s subject—the startling number of rapes that occur on college campuses and the routinely inadequate response by college administrators—could not have been more relevant. After all, most of the audience members had walked from their campuses to the venue in the dark.
On Monday, March 2, three residential burglaries in the span of nine hours have residents on high alert.
The first burglary occurred on the 2400 block of Michigan Drive around 11:30 a.m. The 53-year-old victim was upstairs in her bedroom when she heard the sound of breaking glass coming from the rear of her home. She looked downstairs and saw an intruder standing in her dining room. The suspect saw the resident, ran outside, and fled in a silver Mercedes Benz with blue dealer paper plates with white or yellow writing
From organizing senior yoga classes to the Village Holiday Promenade to the Special Olympics Host Town activities, the Claremont Human Services department does it all.
However, when so many projects fall under one umbrella, it becomes difficult for the public—and even some members of city staff—to recognize just who’s responsible for what.
It was a night of handshakes, applause and well wishes for Claremont’s City Council members, as they reorganized the dais like a game of musical chairs following new appointments.
Council members Joe Lyons, Opanyi Nasiali and Sam Pedroza, stood before a full crowd in Claremont council chambers Tuesday night and took the oath of office from their loved ones as they begin to serve another four consecutive years with the city.
Check out our COURIER video of the ceremony. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Last Sunday, “Team Matthew” showed up to the Irwindale Speedway and took to the stands, ready to watch their favorite race-fan’s winning lap.
Tricked-out in a racing suit and helmet, Matthew Rubalcava, a 14-year-old El Roble student, veered around curves at speeds as high as 135 miles per hour and spun in rubber-burning donuts. It was one wild ride-along, with the track negotiated by NHRA racing champ Ryan Partridge.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
To help celebrate its history of hope and healing, Casa Colina and its 840 attendees welcomed Bonnie Hunt, writer, producer, director and actress as the special guest host of its Tribute to Courage Gala on Saturday, February 28 at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center in Pomona.
The Tribute to Courage Gala annually honors some of Casa Colina’s present and past courageous patients.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, March 14, for the 32nd annual Folk Music Festival. Performers will include The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Blind Boy Paxton, Frank Fairfield, Tom Freund, The Dustbowl Revival and Peter Harper.
Also on tap for this family-friendly music extravaganza are music workshops, kids activities, vendors and food trucks.
The city of Claremont will host Special Olympics delegations from Bolivia, Latvia, Republic of Georgia, and Curacao from July 21-24, 2015 as part of the Special Olympics World Games Host Town program, according to a city press release issued Tuesday.
“Claremont is thrilled to be a Host Town for the 2015 World Games. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for our community to be a part of the largest international athletic event this year."
Claremont’s third annual Pie Festival is set for Saturday, March 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event features a pie-baking contest and a pie-eating contest. The winning confection in the former contest will be featured on the I Like Pie menu. Attendance is free.
For more information, visit www.claremontpiefestival.com.
Sustainable Claremont will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the Sustainability Resource Center on Wednesday, March 11 at 12 p.m. A reception with light refreshments will immediately follow.
The event is open to the public; all are invited to attend.
Sustainability Resource Center is located within the Lenz Horticulture Building at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Avenue, Claremont.
The 128-year-old Claremont Depot, which over the years has undergone a full reconstruction and multiple face-lifts, now faces further need of repair. This time, the culprit is a leaky roof.
The leak, which has since been repaired by the city, left noticeable water damage to the historic ceiling.
First built in 1887 by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, the original depot was a simple wooden structure done in the Gothic style. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation announced that it has changed its name to Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare.
According to a press release, the new name better reflects the breadth of its current and projected services as it continues its position as a regional Center of Excellence in medical and rehabilitation services in its community and the healthcare industry.
Casa Colina’s name change is due in part to its 31-bed medical/surgical hospital currently under construction.