Mother Nature stays busy this spring at Bernard Field Station

The signs of spring sweep across the grounds of The Colleges’ Bernard Field Station and adjacent north campus property, speckles of yellow and purple in a sea of wildflowers. Charred tree trunks scattered among the mix are the only things that betray a less tranquil scene at the same property just six months earlier. Following what could have been a devastating fire, burning 17 acres in the Foothill Boulevard sanctuary in September, the local outdoor laboratory is blossoming with new life and fresh opportunities for students and locals alike.

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Assemblyman reaches out to promote busy legislative agenda

The state assembly’s spring break brought no sign of respite for Assemblyman Chris Holden. If anything, the hiatus helped fuel further activity for the local legislator. He kept up the momentum outside of Sacramento last week with meetings across the 37-mile stretch of the 41st Assembly District, spanning Altadena to Rancho Cucamonga. Business has remained steady in recent months with the opening of Mr. Holden’s second district office location in Claremont’s Old School House complex, an effort to be more readily available to constituents of the district’s easternmost portion.

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Girl Scouts embrace self-esteem images

Girl Scouts hide behind magazine photos as they pose for a photographer on Tuesday during the scouts’ "Don’t Let the Media Mask Who You Are" event at Sycamore Elementary School. The photo shoot was part of a leadership project by Girl Scout Troop 5364 to examine how retouched images of models affect the way girls feel about their appearance. During the event, the girls first posed in dresses with the magazine images and then changed into comfortable clothes and posed for another photo doing something they love. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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Tidbits make ‘Taste of Claremont’ even tastier

The crowds amassed at the Claremont Consortium last weekend to sample their way through a smorgasbord of selections at this year’s 15th annual Taste of Claremont celebration. The variety didn’t disappoint. Hundreds of decadent food and drink items awaited hungry patrons, with options spanning Claremont’s vast culinary landscape. But while the delicious assortment certainly lends the "Taste" its flair, it’s what goes on behind the booths that give this event its unique flavor. Check out our complete coverage.

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