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  • Workers with FieldTurf cross the now barren football field at Claremont High School on Thursday as they prepare the hardscape surface for installation of new artificial turf. The company used a specialized machine to remove the old turf in large strips.

    Workers with FieldTurf cross the now barren football field at Cl...

  • FieldTurf uses a specialized machine on Thursday for the slow process of removing the old turf while preserving the rubber pellets used to make the surface safer for student athletes at Claremont High School.

    FieldTurf uses a specialized machine on Thursday for the slow pr...

  • Workers remove the old turf in strips with this specialized machine that also separates out the reusable rubber pellets on Thursday at Claremont High School. The new turf is scheduled to be ready for fall sports with an estimated completion date of August

    Workers remove the old turf in strips with this specialized mach...

  • Dozens of bags containing rubber pellets used to make the athletic field safer, line the track on Thursday at Claremont High School. The workers separated the existing pellets from the old turf so that they could be reused when the new turf is installed.

    Dozens of bags containing rubber pellets used to make the athlet...

  • Rolls of old turf are stacked up adjacent to the football field on Thursday during the turf replacement project at Claremont High School. The old turf lasted 11 years and the new one is guaranteed for 10 years of service.

    Rolls of old turf are stacked up adjacent to the football field ...

  • A worker with FieldTurf opens up one of the bags that the rubber pellets are stored in during the turf replacement project and Claremont High School.

    A worker with FieldTurf opens up one of the bags that the rubber...

  • Claremont Unified School District’s new superintendent Jim Elsasser discusses his vision for the future of the district on Wednesday at the district offices.

    Claremont Unified School District’s new superintendent Jim Els...

  • Claremont Unified School District’s new superintendent Jim Elsasser discusses his vision for the future of the district on Wednesday at the district offices.

    Claremont Unified School District’s new superintendent Jim Els...

  • Nursery professional Vicky Perez demonstrates some of the best flowers for summer planting on Thursday at Armstrong Garden Center in Claremont. Because of our climate many plants do well year round.

    Nursery professional Vicky Perez demonstrates some of the best f...

  • Yarrow, a California native plant, blooms in a multitude of colors Thursday at Armstrong Garden Center in Claremont. Like many California natives, yarrow has modest water needs and so is a good plant for our dry summers.

    Yarrow, a California native plant, blooms in a multitude of colo...

  • Rows of color created by rhea salvia, vista red salvia and 2 types of marigolds are among the varieties to plant during the summer in Claremont.

    Rows of color created by rhea salvia, vista red salvia and 2 typ...

  • Because of our mild fall weather it is not too late to plant vegetables like this tomato but harvest will likely be well into October.

    Because of our mild fall weather it is not too late to plant veg...

  • Annuals like this cosmos make for nice color accents in the summer garden after the spring flowers have faded.

    Annuals like this cosmos make for nice color accents in the summ...

  • The owners of this lot on the corner of Vista Drive and Indian Hill Boulevard in Claremont have proposed building a 26 unit condominium complex that would exceed the current zoning for the property by 7 units.

    The owners of this lot on the corner of Vista Drive and Indian H...

  • Adrienne Douglas has joined forces with other residents of her south Claremont neighborhood to oppose the proposed multifamily development for the corner of Vista Drive and Indian Hill Boulevard.

    Adrienne Douglas has joined forces with other residents of her s...

  • Vista Drive resident Adrienne Douglas hold a hand drawn plan for the complex that has been proposed for the property adjacent to her home. Neighbors in the Area have joind together to oppose the development.

    Vista Drive resident Adrienne Douglas hold a hand drawn plan for...

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