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COURIER week in pictures: 12-18-15

  • Blue Fin co-owner Mimi Jo with her son Alex chat with their sushi chef Nicolas Ayala on Wednesday at the Claremont Japanese restaurant. Mimi and her husband Paul have owned the restaurant for five years and plan to give it to their son once they retire.

    Blue Fin co-owner Mimi Jo with her son Alex chat with their sush...

  • Sushi chef Nicolas Ayala has been an employee of Blue Fin for ten years. Four years-ago he started training to make the sushi and has had the chef’s position for a year.

    Sushi chef Nicolas Ayala has been an employee of Blue Fin for te...

  • Alex Jo dries off a plate during a brief break when no customers were in his Claremont restaurant on Wednesday. Jo manages Blue Fin Japanese restaurant which is owned by his parents Mimi and Paul Jo.

    Alex Jo dries off a plate during a brief break when no customers...

  • Hugh Wire waves to a passing car while standing guard at the entrance to the City of Knowledge Islamic School on Wednesday in Pomona. A group organized by the Church of the Brethren has stood sentry outside the school everyday since the terrorist attacks.

    Hugh Wire waves to a passing car while standing guard at the ent...

  • Students Ghaith Baldawi, Dania Amiri and Marall Alizadeh serve hot cocoa to the volunteers standing guard at the gates of the City of Knowledge Islamic School on Wednesday in Pomona.

    Students Ghaith Baldawi, Dania Amiri and Marall Alizadeh serve h...

  • Claremont artist Osvaldo Orellana has been sculpting in wood since he was six-years-old continuing with his craft even when he was a parking attendant in Los Angeles.

    Claremont artist Osvaldo Orellana has been sculpting in wood sin...

  • An ornate rocking chair like this one takes Claremont artist Osvalda Orellana about two months to create. When a customer orders a chair Mr. Orellana will ask if they want to incorporate details form their home or the place where they live into the design

    An ornate rocking chair like this one takes Claremont artist Osv...

  • A large debris field covers the southbound lane of Indian Hill Boulevard where a pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle on Friday in Claremont.

    A large debris field covers the southbound lane of Indian Hill B...