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    'Tis the season

    Santa Claus greets young visitors on Saturday during the Holiday Promenade and Tree Lighting in the Claremont Village. The annual event featured festive music, a real reindeer, visits with Santa and of course the tree lighting. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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21 Choices burglarized, cash register stolen

The burglary happened between midnight and 8 a.m., police said. The burglars reportedly broke the lock on the front door of the business.

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Religious leaders meet in show of support for Muslims

One week after an anti-Muslim letter made local waves and national headlines, interfaith leaders and residents gathered at the Islamic Center of Claremont (ICC) to show support. The gathering Wednesday evening included local religious leaders as well as city officials such as Claremont Mayor Sam Pedroza and Pomona Mayor-elect Tim Sandoval. Mr. Pedroza called for unity and support for all faiths and cultures.

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School district seeks members for bond measure oversight committee

Claremont Unified School District is seeking interested individuals to serve on the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee for Measure G. On November 8, Claremont voters passed Measure G, a $58 million bond measure that authorized funding for district facilities repairs and upgrades, as well as new construction projects.

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CALENDAR: Noonish concert, fine books, bird walks, dance

FREE NOONISH CONCERT Scripps College’s free Friday “Noon” Concert Series continues at 12:15 p.m. today with a concert at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave. The concert features Rachel Huang from Scripps and Jonathan Wright from Pomona on violin, Cynthia R. Fogg from Pomona on viola and Tom Flaherty from Pomona on cello. The group will play Bartók’s String Quartet No. 6. More info is at collegescalendar.org or (909) 607-3266.

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House of Ruth fundraiser features Neil Young tribute

In a move we would all do well to emulate, a local man has countered the bruising and divisive just-completed election cycle with a sharp turn in the opposite direction. Claremont’s Stu Olsen is spearheading a rocking fundraiser for House of Ruth on Saturday, December 3 featuring a wide array of local musicians paying tribute to Neil Young at the Black Watch Pub in Upland. The event gets underway at 8 p.m.

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Base Line Road remains construction zone

There are a number of construction projects taking shape along Base Line Road in Claremont that are in different stages of development. While two of the projects involve new homes, the third is moving forward quickly to build a Whole Foods Market just east of Monte Vista Avenue. It will anchor a much larger retail center with shops and housing. We take to the air in a video to see how these projects are going. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger

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SPORTS

CHS cross country teams step it up, win state

Claremont High School cross country coach Bill Reeves has been telling his team all season not to peak too early. But boy, when they did, the results were spectacular as both the boys and girls teams won the Division Two State Meet on Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno. Coming just one week after the girls team won the CIF Southern Section Division Two title, the dual win was the crowning achievement of a charmed season.

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