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  • Longtime Arbol Verde residents Margaret Dean, left, and Mary Palos chat under the shade of a large tree on Saturday during the 40th anniversary celebration of El Barrio Park in Claremont. The event also celebrated the 100-year history of the Latino commun

    Longtime Arbol Verde residents Margaret Dean, left, and Mary Pal...

  • Father Charles Ramirez, of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, leads an open air mass on Saturday during the 40th anniversary celebration of Claremont’s El Barrio Park. Following the mass was the official recognition of the anniversary.

    Father Charles Ramirez, of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic C...

  • Men and women who played baseball on the long gone Mexican-American leagues of the Inland Empire throw out a ceremonial pitch on Saturday during the El Barrio Park celebration.

    Men and women who played baseball on the long gone Mexican-Ameri...

  • The open air Catholic mass was held under the canopy of two very large trees Saturday at El Barrio Park. The size of the trees is a testament to the 40 years since the ark first opened.

    The open air Catholic mass was held under the canopy of two very...

  • Congregants pray during an open air Catholic mass on Saturday during the 40th anniversary celebration of El Barrio Park. The inclusion of the mass in the daylong celebration caused some controversy at a recent city council meeting.

    Congregants pray during an open air Catholic mass on Saturday du...

  • Claremont Mayor Larry Schroeder gives a short speech on Saturday during the 40th anniversary celebration for El Barrio Park. The entire city council attended the event which also recognized the 100-year history of the Arbol Verde neighborhood.

    Claremont Mayor Larry Schroeder gives a short speech on Saturday...

  • Community organizer Al Villanueva introduces State Senator State Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod on Saturday during the El Barrio Park celebration. Mr. Villanueva was one of the key figures who organized the event.

    Community organizer Al Villanueva introduces State Senator State...

  • Michael Montalvo of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, La Verne Council, color guard, holds the American flag during the Pledge of Allegiance on Saturday in El Barrio Park.

    Michael Montalvo of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, La Verne Counc...

  • L.A County Supervisor Gloria Molina addresses the crowd on Saturday during the El Barrio Park celebration. Following recent changes in the supervisorial boundaries Ms Molina now represents the city of Claremont on the board.

    L.A County Supervisor Gloria Molina addresses the crowd on Satur...

  • With her hand over her heart Mary Ruiz says the Pledge of Allegiance on Saturday during the 40th anniversary celebration of Claremont’s El Barrio Park. Ms Ruiz grew up in the Arbol Verde neighborhood adjacent to where the park is located.

    With her hand over her heart Mary Ruiz says the Pledge of Allegi...

  • State Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod presents Nellie Villanueva with a certificate recognizing her as one of the original Padua Hills Players on Saturday during the 40th anniversary celebration of El Barrio Park.

    State Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod presents Nellie Villanueva w...

  • Members of the CHS Class of ‘42 pose with their spouses including, Ted Garner, top left, Ken Tang, Syd Brown, Ward Popenoe, Clarence Allen, Chet Jeager, Florence Rose, bottom left, Louise Tang, Cathie Brown, Connie Popenoe and Eileen Jeager.

    Members of the CHS Class of ‘42 pose with their spouses includ...

  • Members of CHS class of 1942, far left, Clarence Allen, Syd Brown, Chet Jeager and Ward Popenoe, spend some time talking at Mr. Jeager’s house for their class reunion on Saturday in Claremont. Mr. Popenoe was CHS senior class president

    Members of CHS class of 1942, far left, Clarence Allen, Syd Brow...

  • Clarence Allen, left, and Syd Brown, part of CHS class of 1942, talk during a class reunion at Chet Jeager’s house on Saturday in Claremont. Mr. Allen currently resides in Duarte, while Mr. Brown lives just outside Claremont in Pomona.

    Clarence Allen, left, and Syd Brown, part of CHS class of 1942, ...

  • Seven members of Claremont High School’s class of 1942 met for a class reunion at Mr. Jeager’s house on Saturday in Claremont. Only two of the members still reside in Claremont, while others live nearby in Duarte, Pasadena, La Verne, Pomona.

    Seven members of Claremont High School’s class of 1942 met for...

  • Upland couple Kristin McKown and Alex Rodriguez have a unique bond from through their passion for water polo. Ms. McKown coaches water polo at CHS while Mr. Rodriguez coaches water polo at Pomona-Pitzer.

    Upland couple Kristin McKown and Alex Rodriguez have a unique bo...

  • Kristin McKown visits Alex Rodriguez last week as Mr. Rodriguez coaches summer league water polo at Pomona College. The couple met 7 years ago when both were coaching at Bonita High School.

    Kristin McKown visits Alex Rodriguez last week as Mr. Rodriguez ...

  • Claremont High School water polo coach Kristin McKown works with the girls’ team during a game last year at CHS.

    Claremont High School water polo coach Kristin McKown works with...

  • Claremont High School water polo coach Kristin McKown works with the boys team during a game last year at CHS. She has been coaching both the boys and girls teams at the school for 3 years.

    Claremont High School water polo coach Kristin McKown works with...

  • Pomona Pitzer water polo coach Alex Rodriguez, center, coaches a summer league high school team last week at Pomona College. Mr. Rodriquez’ girlfriend is Kristin McKown Claremont High School water polo coach.

    Pomona Pitzer water polo coach Alex Rodriguez, center, coaches a...

  • Upland couple Kristin McKown and Alex Rodriguez have a unique bond from through their passion for water polo. Ms. McKown coaches water polo at CHS while Mr. Rodriguez coaches water polo at Pomona-Pitzer.

    Upland couple Kristin McKown and Alex Rodriguez have a unique bo...

  • Peeling paint can be seen along the eaves of the north side of the Claremont High School Library last week. A faculty member has complained that there is mold in the walls and ceiling of the library.

    Peeling paint can be seen along the eaves of the north side of t...

  • A faculty member filed a complaint with CUSD administration claiming that mold is present in the library and the 700 quad, seen above, at Claremont High School. The district is looking into the claim and the buildings are being inspected

    A faculty member filed a complaint with CUSD administration clai...

  • Peeling paint can be seen along the eaves of the north side of the Claremont High School Library recently. A faculty member has complained that there is mold in the walls and ceiling of the library.

    Peeling paint can be seen along the eaves of the north side of t...

  • In this photograph which was reportedly taken on April 7, 2012 maintenance workers repair a section of the ceiling in the 700 quad after a water pipe burst. According to reports this is the same area that had the mold growths.

    In this photograph which was reportedly taken on April 7, 2012 m...

  • Water damage and staining on a ceiling tile from a classroom in the 700 quad of Claremont High School.

    Water damage and staining on a ceiling tile from a classroom in ...

  • Water collects on the flat roof of the 700 quad at Claremont High School after a storm.

    Water collects on the flat roof of the 700 quad at Claremont Hig...

  • Renowned musicians Ben Harper, left, and Jackson Brown finish a set at the Claremont Folk Music Center’s 50th anniversary party in December of 2008.

    Renowned musicians Ben Harper, left, and Jackson Brown finish a ...

  • Baseball slugger Mark McGwire who spent his MLB career with the Oakland Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals is currently the hitting coach for the Cardinals.

    Baseball slugger Mark McGwire who spent his MLB career with the ...

  • Claremont native Ben Harper

    Claremont native Ben Harper...

  • Claremont High School graduate Dan McGwire goes for a lay up in a basketball game against Montclair High School in the 80s. Mr. McGwire, brother of baseball star Mark McGwire, spent 5-years in the National Football League

    Claremont High School graduate Dan McGwire goes for a lay up in ...

  • Dave Rice, seen here playing Golf for CHS, is currently the men’s head basketball coach at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

    Dave Rice, seen here playing Golf for CHS, is currently the men...

  • Peter Thum founded Ethos Water to raise awareness and funding for safe water the company was purchased by Starbucks in 2005 and was an executive with the company until 2008. Also pictured is Jenny Wodinsky.

    Peter Thum founded Ethos Water to raise awareness and funding fo...

  • Pakistani Ambassador Cameron Munter applauds for the Pomona College Class of 2012 during this year’s commencement exercises at the college. Mr. Munter, who was raised in Claremont, has had a long a varied career in Foreign Service.

    Pakistani Ambassador Cameron Munter applauds for the Pomona Coll...

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