In 1958, Elvis was just beginning to make bad movies, suburbs were sprouting up across Southern California, and folk music was booming. Amidst this backdrop, Charles and Dorothy Chase opened The Folk Music Center in Claremont, and next week the beloved music and social hub celebrates the 60th anniversary of a store that has become so much more than a place to buy a guitar. “It is gratifying,” said the Chase’s daughter, Ellen Harper, who runs The Folk today.
Many people have reached out to the Temple Beth Israel community since the horrific attack in Pittsburgh took place. Now they want to give back to express gratitude for the heartfelt support, which has been immeasurable. With an opportunity to improve our communal cohesion, the Temple Beth Israel community is inviting faith leaders and their communities to join in their Shabbat Service this Friday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m.
A fundraiser for a severely injured CHS student will be held at El Ranchero Restaurant, 984 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, on Friday, November 2 from 4 to 10 p.m. Claremont High School senior Alexander “Albee” Harris 17, shattered his C5 vertebrae and injured his spinal cord while making his pro motocross debut on August 19, and is now an incomplete quadriplegic. His family and friends are working hard to raise funds to help defray the significant costs associated with the extensive physical therapy.
With the weather changing over the next couple of days, Claremont could be in store for some fantastic sunsets. The weather this past weekend was hot in the upper 80s, but will drop this week about 10 degrees. It definitely will feel cooler in the mornings with temperatures chilling out in the 50s. No rain is in the forecast. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont’s city council election is a real opportunity for residents to reshape city leadership for years to come. With six hard working candidates to choose, all running active campaigns, there have never been so many people involved in the city election process. Unfortunately, the sad truth is our election process has become so divisive and negative, boorish behavior has seeped down to local communities. That includes Claremont.
Here's a unique 180 degree view of Yale Avenue and Second Street looking north, shot on Saturday morning during Village Venture in the Claremont Village. For 37 years this giant street fair with over 450 booths, continues to sell unique art, original crafts, and apparel. The fair is so large now, the crowds really has become a mix of Claremont residents and shoppers from the surrounding communities. And the costume parade for the little ones continues to grow and get more creative each year. The weather this weekend was hot in the upper 80s, but will drop this week about 10 degrees.
Frustration abounded as the city council scrutinized a possible interim fix to the police station.
The council voted 4-1 to send out a request for proposals (RFP) to look at price tags to make modest seismic repairs to the interior of the station.
According to representatives from Irvine-based IDS Group and Chino Hills-based Transtech, that number could be anywhere between $200,000 to $400,000. Mayor Opanyi Nasiali was the dissenting vote.
Maureen Aldridge—who has been with the Claremont Chamber of Commerce since 1988—will spend her last day on the job handing out toothbrushes to trick-or-treaters at the Chamber’s Yale Street office on October 31. “It’s coming up real quick!” Ms. Aldridge said.
She and her already retired husband of 47 years plan on “Traveling, playing golf, reading, getting back to doing a lot more cooking, relaxing, obviously doing some volunteer work, playing with my grandchildren, and just enjoying life,” she said.
On Tuesday, October 16 around $2,400 worth of popcorn was stolen from a storage space on the 400 block of Base Line Road. The crime was reported to police on October 16, but the crime occurred around 8 p.m. on October 13. According to surveillance footage, an older male, possible wearing a green shirt, was seen entering the space and taking the popcorn.
Claremont High School theatre department is collaborating with adult actors from throughout Claremont Unified School District for November 2 and 3 7:30 p.m. staged readings of Right Before I Go, a collection of actual suicide notes from persons ranging from the famous to the unknown.
Officials with the city of Claremont honored residents who are over 100-years-old during the Claremont City Council meeting on Tuesday. There are 21 centenarians in Claremont and 10 were able to attend including: Iva Lee Carpenter, 101; Blanche Hyde, 101; Lucille Carr, 104; Velma Beckett, 100; Paul Minning, 101; Dorothy Modjeska, 100; Marilee Scaff, 104; Mary Wenker, 100; Dorothy Finerty, 104 and Roland Travis, 100. COURIER photo Steven Felschndneff
Stella Wong and her father Sam react to the announcement that she is this year’s homecoming queen on Friday night during halftime of the homecoming game at CHS. The crowning ceremony was the clear highlight of the evening as the Pack lost to Bonita, 31-10. COURIER photo Steven Felschndneff
Richard Gomez, left, and Jack Xaio, right, react as Elijah Bennett, center, is named Homecoming King on Friday during a ceremony at Memorial Park. The festivities continued with the traditional parade and the homecoming game against Bonita Friday night. Elijah will have a dual role during the game as he is the Wolfpack’s senior running back. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff