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COURIER Gallery 11-17-12

  • A female black bear rests on a limb half way up a tree on Wednesday in the 1400 block of Lynoak Drive in Claremont. Police began receiving calls about a wandering bear in the early hours Wednesday and apparently the animal finally went up the tree

    A female black bear rests on a limb half way up a tree on Wednes...

  • A warden with California Department of Fish and Wildlife tranquilized the bear as it sat in a tree in front of a home on the 1400 block of Lynoak. However the bear was not immediately sedated by the drugs and led officials on a  chase through the neighbor

    A warden with California Department of Fish and Wildlife tranqui...

  • Claremont Police sergeant Lori Davenport, left, with California Department of Fish and Game wardens Brandon Alisio and Don Nelson run from the back yard of a home on Lynoak drive after the bear they were attempting to catch jumped another wall.

    Claremont Police sergeant Lori Davenport, left, with California ...

  • A female black bear runs up the driveway of a home on Lynoak Drive after it was shot with a tranquilizer dart on Wednesday in Claremont. A warden with California Department of Fish and Game tranquilized the bear as it sat in a tree in front of a home.

    A female black bear runs up the driveway of a home on Lynoak Dri...

  • California Department of Fish and Game wardens Brandon Alisio, Ryan Cordero and Don Nelson secure the wayward bear’s legs after the animal finally succumbed to the sedatives on Wednesday in Claremont.

    California Department of Fish and Game wardens Brandon Alisio, R...

  • Game warden Brandon Alisio tags the bear after officials loaded the sleeping animal into a California Department of Fish and Game vehicle on Wednesday. Since it is currently bear season, the wardens tag the bear so that hunters know it has been drugged.

    Game warden Brandon Alisio tags the bear after officials loaded ...

  • The façade of Bridges Auditorium has become a well-recognized landmark for both the city of Claremont and Pomona College. The 80-years-old theater was designed by William Templeton Johnson and named for Pomona alum, Mable Shaw Bridges.

    The façade of Bridges Auditorium has become a well-recognized l...

  • Bridges Auditorium, with its domed ceiling and mosaic mural, is equally as grand today as it was on opening day in 1932. The theater is going through some changes with a renewed push to make the venue a stopping point for nationally known musical acts and

    Bridges Auditorium, with its domed ceiling and mosaic mural, is ...

  • The 22,000 square foot mosaic mural on the ceiling of Bridges Auditorium is the creation of artist Giovani Smeraldi and depicts the signs of the zodiac.

    The 22,000 square foot mosaic mural on the ceiling of Bridges Au...

  • The 22,000 square foot mosaic mural on the ceiling of Bridges Auditorium is the creation of artist Giovani Smeraldi and depicts the signs of the zodiac.

    The 22,000 square foot mosaic mural on the ceiling of Bridges Au...

  • The staircase to the second level of Bridges Auditorium and the balcony area reflects the building’s Northern Italian Renaissance architecture. Total seating at Bridges is 2500 which was about the population of Claremont in 1932 when the building opened.

    The staircase to the second level of Bridges Auditorium and the ...

  • Bridges Auditorium manager Sharon Kuhn and production manager Kurt Beardsley have been working together for many years at the storied Claremont venue. They plan to enhance the entertainment offerings at Bridges with a goal of making it self-sustainable.

    Bridges Auditorium manager Sharon Kuhn and production manager Ku...

  • Another detail from the foyer of Bridges Auditorium shows some of the fine artwork on display at the building. The total cost of construction was $600,000 in 1932.

    Another detail from the foyer of Bridges Auditorium shows some o...

  • The grand foyer of Bridges Auditorium is an impressive sight and has been well preserved over the 80-year history of the building.

    The grand foyer of Bridges Auditorium is an impressive sight and...

  • The horn section puts some energy into rehearsing a tune on Thursday at Claremont High School. Following a second place finish at a competition last week the CHS band is looking to better their score at the California State Band Championships this weekend

    The horn section puts some energy into rehearsing a tune on Thur...

  • Flautist Cecilia Sambrano practices with the Claremont High School band Thursday evening at CHS.

    Flautist Cecilia Sambrano practices with the Claremont High Scho...

  • Jared Cicon plays his trombone during rehearsal for the Claremont High School Marching Band on Thursday evening at CHS.

    Jared Cicon plays his trombone during rehearsal for the Claremon...

  • Melanie Riley-Gonzales gives her students some feedback on a song during rehearsal on Thursday in at Claremont High School. The CHS band will be competing in the California State Band Championships this Saturday at Heritage High School in Menifee.

    Melanie Riley-Gonzales gives her students some feedback on a son...

  • Sharon Ridall and Isabel Ciufo receive a turkey each from Golden State Water Company superintendent Tom Traffas on Wednesday at Joslyn Center in Claremont. Golden State donated 100 turkeys to needy families in Claremont as part of their annual drive.

    Sharon Ridall and Isabel Ciufo receive a turkey each from Golden...

  • Earthelene Wilson receives a turkey from Golden State Water Company superintendent Tom Traffas and senior recreation leader Shannon Glaudi on Wednesday in Claremont. Ms Glaudi helped select 100 area seniors to receive Thanksgiving turkeys.

    Earthelene Wilson receives a turkey from Golden State Water Comp...

  • Earthelene Wilson and her friend Margaret Mae Davis return to their vehicle after receiving turkeys during Operation Gratitude on Wednesday in Claremont.

    Earthelene Wilson and her friend Margaret Mae Davis return to th...

  • Golden State Water Company foreman Tom Rambaud helps distribute 100 Thanksgiving turkeys as part of Operation Gobble on Wednesday in Claremont.

    Golden State Water Company foreman Tom Rambaud helps distribute ...

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