After spending 11 years in a business park on north Claremont Boulevard, the COURIER is moving Friday to our new location at 114 Olive St.—the former location of Graves Auto Supply—just south of the railroad tracks in downtown Claremont.
The year was 1967, I had just graduated from high school at the ripe age of 17 and I, along with three friends, jumped into a broken-down ’57 Ford Fairlane and drove to San Francisco, headed for the Haight-Ashbury District to take in the sights and sounds of the Summer of Love.
We “crashed” at a house where the brother of a girl we knew from Claremont was living with his band.
There were plenty of signs held high in the air as several hundred people showed up at Memorial Park Sunday, February 26, to join the “We the people in Solidarity” rally protesting the Muslim ban, the wall with Mexico and other action by the Trump administration. The two-hour event featured speakers from Claremont and the surrounding communities and focused on getting people to raise their voices against human rights issues.
I stand in the Indian train station, alone for a moment while being jostled by the crowds of people all intent on being somewhere else at that very same moment. Now I am surrounded by bags and cases. It is my job to gather and guard them while Frances’s job is to buy the tickets and gather information.