There are some ideas I would like to float in regards to our schools. Some of these are in direct response to Jay Pocock’s viewpoint, “It’s time to right-size our schools.” Others may shed some light on why we need to improve our learning environments.
First of all, the issue of interdistrict transfer students (IDTs) always seems to rear up when we are asked to support our schools.
The 2016 Claremont Heritage Home Tour, which will feature the Via Zurita neighborhood, takes place this Sunday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Home tour weekend kicks off on Friday, October 7 with a sunset reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the childhood home of Gumby creator Art Clokey, located in the Via Zurita neighborhood. The evening features special guests, Joe and Joan Clokey and an Art Clokey and Gumby exhibition, and includes libations, hors d’oeuvres, jazz and a tour of the home.
The last movie my mom and I went to was Boogie Nights in 1997. And when it was over, she said, “Wow!”
Yes, the movie was “pretty rough,” as she put it, set as it was in the San Fernando Valley pornography industry and featuring drug deals gone bad and abrupt killings. But that wasn’t the only reason why this was the last movie we attended together. It was getting too hard for her to drive me in my wheelchair-accessible van.
I love train travel. This year my friend Frances and I planned to visit Holland while I was staying in England. We could fly on one of the “cheaper” airlines which has a list of suitcase restrictions for carry-ons that I always fail. Then you’re sardined in a non-reclinable seat and the plane always lands far outside the city. I prefer to cross over to Europe by train.