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COURIER Gallery 4.11.12

  • Olympic gold medalist Bryan Clay shows off is champion style while demonstrating throwing a discus on Thursday at Oakmont Outdoor School Mr. Clay won his gold medal in the decathlon during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

    Olympic gold medalist Bryan Clay shows off is champion style whi...

  • Students at Oakmont Outdoor School run laps after hearing a inspirational talk by Olympian Bryan Clay on Thursday in Claremont. He told the students that he dreamt of winning a gold medal as a child and then worked hard to realize that dream.

    Students at Oakmont Outdoor School run laps after hearing a insp...

  • Olympic gold medal winner Bryan Clay autographs Savannah Lloyd’s shirt on Thursday during a visit to Oakmont Outdoor School. Mr. Clay visited Oakmont and Vista Elementary schools to encourage the students to reach for their goals.

    Olympic gold medal winner Bryan Clay autographs Savannah Lloyd...

  • Oakmont Outdoor School kindergarten teacher Irene Atwood reacts after throwing the discus during a demonstration by Olympian Bryan Clay at the School. Mr. Clay showed how to throw the shot, discus and Javelin and then gave the teachers a try.

    Oakmont Outdoor School kindergarten teacher Irene Atwood reacts ...

  • An Oakmont teacher holds Bryan Clay’s gold medal during an assembly on Thursday at the school.

    An Oakmont teacher holds Bryan Clay’s gold medal during an ass...

  • Students at Oakmont Outdoor School cheer for Olympian Bryan Clay as he arrives at their school via a Los Angeles County Fire truck on Thursday in Claremont.

    Students at Oakmont Outdoor School cheer for Olympian Bryan Clay...

  • Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy spoke on Monday during a special engagement at Claremont Graduate University. He stressed his focus on access effectiveness and accountability as the means to make LAUSD better.

    Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy sp...

  • Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy spoke on Monday during a special engagement at Claremont Graduate University. He stressed his focus on access effectiveness and accountability as the means to make LAUSD better.

    Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy sp...

  • Ruben Reyes, youth activities director at Granite Creek Community Church, delivers the sermon Saturday night during a Yield Up! event at Claremont High School. The somewhat controversial Christian outreach service attracted about 100 people.

    Ruben Reyes, youth activities director at Granite Creek Communit...

  • An inspirational message is projected on the screen behind youth activities director Ruben Reyes as he delivers the sermon on Saturday during the Yield Up! event at CHS.

    An inspirational message is projected on the screen behind youth...

  • People both young and old praise the Lord during the Yield Up! event at Claremont High School. The youth-centric Christian revival was attended by about 100 people.

    People both young and old praise the Lord during the Yield Up! e...

  • The Yield Up! band from Granite Creek Community Church plays during a Yield Up! event Saturday night at Claremont High School. The event featured music, testimonials, a sermon and readings from the bible.

    The Yield Up! band from Granite Creek Community Church plays dur...

  • Jim and Mary Jane Merrill chat with their neighbors Dan and Claudia Pearce recently in the backyard of their Hood Drive homes. The Merrills have lived in the same house since the 1960s whereas the Pearces are relatively recent residents.

    Jim and Mary Jane Merrill chat with their neighbors Dan and Clau...

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Good neighbors Dan and Claudia Pearce with Jim and Mary Jane Merrill in the back yard of the Merril home near the navel orange tree.

    Good neighbors Dan and Claudia Pearce with Jim and Mary Jane Me...

  • Dan and Claudia Pearce, left nominated Jim and Mary Jane Merrill for a good neighbor feature. The Merrills were very welcoming when the Pearces first moved in and both couples said they enjoy chats over the backyard wall.

    Dan and Claudia Pearce, left nominated Jim and Mary Jane Merrill...

  • A skateboarder makes his way through Smith Campus Center recently at Pomona College. The weather over the weekend turned noticeably warmer with temperatures cresting 90 in the inland valley.

    A skateboarder makes his way through Smith Campus Center recentl...

  • Smoke rises from the rear of a home on Kirkwood Avenue about noon on Sunday. Neighbors saw the fire and alerted the resident 86-year-old Anna Petrovich. Photo by Jessica Guardado.

    Smoke rises from the rear of a home on Kirkwood Avenue about noo...

  • Two fires gutted this home on Kirkwood Ave. over the weekend. The first fire started at noon on Sunday while the resident, Anna Petrovich, 86, was at home. Ms. Petrovich exited her home after a neighbor alerted her that flames were coming from the bathroo

    Two fires gutted this home on Kirkwood Ave. over the weekend. Th...

  • The Second of two fires to strike this home in south Claremont burns brightly early Monday morning. The fire gutted the home of 86-year-old Anna Petrovich who had lived at the residence since it was built in 1957.

    The Second of two fires to strike this home in south Claremont b...

  • A melted plastic chair lies on the lawn of Anna Petrovich’s Claremont home following 2 fires that gutted the structure over the weekend. During the first fire Ms. Petrovich initially escaped but was slightly injured when she reentered the home to rescue h

    A melted plastic chair lies on the lawn of Anna Petrovich’s Cl...

  • Charred belongings litter the backyard of 86-year-old Anna Petrovich’s home on Kirkwood Avenue after it was gutted by 2 fires over the weekend. The first fire started at the rear of the residence at about noon Sunday as Ms Petrovich watched television.

    Charred belongings litter the backyard of 86-year-old Anna Petro...

  • The four women honored by Claremont Manor for reaching their 100th birthday are Phyllis Mahler, left, Rada Stout, Stella Weigle and Adele Grizzard.

    The four women honored by Claremont Manor for reaching their 100...

  • Richard Weigle poses for a photo with his mother Stella Weigle on Friday at Claremont Manor. Ms. Weigle was one of four women honored for reaching their 100th birthday during a party at the care center.

    Richard Weigle poses for a photo with his mother Stella Weigle o...

  • Irene Blevins, 94, and her daughter Irene Camacho entertain the crowd with a dance number on Friday during a celebration for 4 100-year-old residents of Claremont Manor. The celebration featured music, bouquets of flowers and the birthday cake.

    Irene Blevins, 94, and her daughter Irene Camacho entertain the ...

  • Claremont Manor activities director Albert Mambou laughs as he plays music to entertain attendees at a birthday party Friday at Claremont Manor. Stella Weigle was celebrating her 100th birthday and Phyllis Mahler was turning 101.

    Claremont Manor activities director Albert Mambou laughs as he p...

  • Phyllis Mahler listens to the music during a celebration honoring her 101st birthday on Friday at Claremont Manor. In addition to Ms. Mahler, Stella Weigle also celebrated her 100th birthday and two other women will reach the milestone this year.

    Phyllis Mahler listens to the music during a celebration honorin...

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