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Author urges ‘Sea Change’ with kids book

In his first children’s book, Joel Harper asked kids to follow trash from local storm drains All the Way to the Ocean, learning how littering can harm marine life. By the end of the story, the young protagonists and their classmates clean up their neighborhood, making sure junk like plastic bags, fast food wrappers and cigarette butts don’t make their way to waterways. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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Village home burglary suspect arrested with help of watchful neighbors

Claremont police arrested 29-year-old Ryan Coon, a transient who recently came to California from Nevada, on Saturday, April 18 after Mr. Coon burglarized a home on the 300 block of West Harrison Drive. At about 7:14 p.m., a witness saw a residential burglary in progress and then chased the suspect. Nearby residents who witnessed the chase called 9-1-1. Mr. Coon was seen running through rear yards in the 400 block of West Sixth Street.

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CHS track wins dual meet

In an apparent show of solidarity four girls varsity distance runners Jax Heckers, left, Janelle Baeskens, Tess Rounds, and Annie Boos cross the finish line to sweep the 1600-meter event on Thursday during a dual, boys and girls, track meet with visiting Glendora. In very close competition, Glendora was initially declared the winner but a calculation error reversed the result giving the victory to the Pack 73-63. The boys also won by 84-47. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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Sage advice for your water-wise garden

With the ongoing drought and escalating water costs, more and more people are opting to substitute water-wise plants for thirsty ones. In many cases, they are choosing as replacements native plants, the kind that have grown in the area for time untold. Here in Claremont, using plants that reflect the local chaparral ecosystem—most of which thrive in full sun and dry rocky soil—can help residents establish a sense of place.

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