City settles on scaled-down fireworks show at Pomona College

Put a feather in your cap and call it macaroni! A scaled-down version of Claremont’s beloved fireworks show will once again be a part of the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration. The city’s Independence Day Committee voted to modify the Pomona College fireworks show using what are called “close proximity” fireworks that will light up the stadium and require very little water.

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Claremont Colleges send class of 2015 out with high hopes

Bingxing Zhau and Yushuang Sun cheer for their friend Weimeng Kong on Sunday during 57th annual commencement at Harvey Mudd College. The college chose Chairman of the California Air Resources Board Mary Nichols to be their keynote speaker. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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CHS student awarded summer study trip to Germany

Robin Tanenbaum, student of Jennifer Tsai, a German teacher at Claremont High School, has been awarded an all expense paid summer study trip to Germany. Robin was selected as a national winner after scoring in the 95th percentile on the Level 2015 National German Exam for High School Students sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). Nearly 21,000 students participated in the program.

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Village Lofts project to start construction

The developer of the Village Lofts, a four-story mixed-use project at the old Rich’s Food site on Oberlin Avenue, will begin demolition on June 1. The demolition work is expected to last up to three months, according the city manager’s report, with construction of the project beginning as soon as demolition is completed.

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