With lawsuits settled, museum of art gets green light

The city and Pomona College have settled two lawsuits challenging the upcoming Pomona College Museum of Art. The settlements against Citizens to Save College Avenue and Claremonters for Honest Governance were announced during the October 10 city council meeting and following a closed session meeting earlier that afternoon.

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Resisting immigration scapegoating at Food for Thought event

The League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area announces our Food for Thought event to be held on Sunday, October 22 at 2 p.m. at the Hughes Center, Padua Room. (Please note change of date.) Jose Zapata Calderon, PhD, will discuss “Intersectional Coalition Building: Strategies for Responding and Resisting Immigrant Scapegoating.”

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Homeless summit panel discussion scheduled Monday

Claremonters wanting to learn more about how to help the homeless are invited to the city’s community homeless summit on Monday, October 23. The free meeting, which will take place in the Padua Room at the Alexander Hughes Center, will provide information on how to effectively communicate difficult dialogue, engage and strengthen understanding of supportive services.

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He was just a kid in an ugly war

John Barrett—“Jack” to his friends—has a couple of standby jokes. The first one has to do with his US Army rank during World War II, “PFC,” or Private First Class. “You know what that is?” he asked. “That’s a private, buckin’ to be a civilian!” The other involves asking folks if they’d like to see his Army discharge papers. He then grins and pulls out a tiny, miniaturized copy that he’s been carrying it in his wallet since 1946. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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