• They are poets and they know it

    They are poets and they know it

    Fifth grade student Mike Sofalca brought down the house with his reading of “He is Just a Little Boy” on Friday during a poetry reading assembly at Chaparral Elementary School. The school had two assemblies, the first for the lower grades and the second for upper, where the students read either a poem they wrote or one that they like. Also they held an open microphone event during lunch for more poetry readings. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff


Thefts from multiple vehicles reported off Mills, north of Foothill

On Friday April 21, the Claremont Police Department received numerous calls from residents regarding thefts from unlocked vehicles. The thefts are currently reported in the neighborhoods of Bishop, Aurora, Black Hills and Benedict, and likely occurred overnight. There is currently no suspect information. Police remind residents to lock their vehicles. Anyone with information related to these crimes is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

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Nightlife: open mic at the Folk Music Center

Record Store Day celebrates new and old vinyl

Record Store Day, the international celebration of good old-fashioned, brick-and-mortal retail music outlets, is commemorating its 10th birthday on Saturday, and Claremont’s venerable Rhino Records is ready to party. Rhino, at 235 Yale Ave., open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, will be putting out dozens of exclusive, not-available-anywhere-else items.

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Scripps resident advisors strike, want increased financial aid and campus support

Sixteen of Scripps College’s 17 resident advisors went on strike April 13 to protest an alleged lack of support from the administration after the suicide of fellow RA Tatissa Zunguze in March. The RAs presented Scripps President Lara Tiedens with a list of demands, which include the resignation of Dean of Students Charlotte Johnson, extensive changes to financial aid, increased mental health resources and a restructuring of the RA role.

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City staff still struggling with housing element

The city held a public presentation of its draft housing element Monday evening, months after it was sent back from the state for further review.

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CALENDAR: Record Store Day, wildflowers, music fest, 9 days of action

RECORD STORE DAY Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 as a way to celebrate and spread the good word about the unique culture surrounding the nearly 1,400 independently owned record stores in the US and the thousands internationally. There are now stores that celebrate RSD on every continent except Antarctica, and today marks the 10th anniversary of the event.

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CHS track continues to rack up wins

With dark clouds gathering over the San Gabriel Mountains and a cool, stiff, westerly wind, it certainly did not feel like April in Southern California as Claremont hosted Diamond Bar for a Palomares League track and field meet on Tuesday. Watching the girls’ 400-meter race, head coach Veronica Amarasekara said, “We have a prevailing wind,” and then, with a smile and a sweeping gesture toward the finish line, she added, “pushing them right down into CIF.” COURIER photo/Liam Brooks

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