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    Uncommon Good offers organic wares

    UPDATED: An uncommon idea has come to fruition, right here in town. Tucked in a corner of the United Methodist Church campus, there is a strange structure with remarkable abilities. The Whole Earth Building—a solar-powered, earth-cooled structure made from on-site soil—serves as both a store and a showcase of sustainable architecture. There, Uncommon Good sells produce that is not only organic but also farm-fresh, having been harvested on the nonprofit’s Fiddleneck Farms. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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Claremont COURIER Classifieds 7-3-15

Marching band looks for enthusiastic, irregular musicians

The Claremont Irregulars have been a regular presence in the city’s Fourth of July parade since 1977. The marching band was first started by Jim Basher, who felt the patriotic promenade didn’t have enough music. He put an ad in the COURIER looking for interested musicians, and got a dozen takers. “We’ve been marching ever since,” says Philip Dryer.

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CALENDAR: Fourth of July activities, Restaurant Week, Claremont Craft Ales Anniversary and more

Claremont resident Robin Ring plays the National Anthem on her accordion while riding on Active Claremont's truck during last year's Fourth of July parade on Indian Hill Boulevard. The group was celebrating 200 years of the National Anthem with a trio of musicians that included Christopher Calaycay, Mel Hagelbarger and Ms. Ring. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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Church ‘floats’ a great idea: honoring Special Olympics

The folks at Granite Creek Community Church have built a float dedicated to the Special Olympics. The timing is perfect because—with the City of Trees serving as a host town for this year’s athletes—the spirit of the games has caught the imagination of Claremont residents. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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Claremont offer documents for Golden State Water: 7-2-15

Forgetful thief returns to retrieve passport, gets arrested

On Wednesday, June 24 a not-so-smart thief took a trip to the city jail after leaving behind his passport at the scene of the crime. According to Detective Hector Tamayo, 28-year-old Matthew Chambers attempted to book a stay at the DoubleTree Hotel around 9:15 p.m. with a stolen credit card.

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Dillon Tate on fast-track to MLB

As if we needed a reminder that members of the Wolfpack are capable of moving on to great things, UC Santa Barbara starting pitcher and 2012 Claremont High School alumnus Dillon Tate was fourth pick in the MLB draft earlier this month. On June 10, Tate agreed to join forces with the Texas Rangers, garnering a $4.2 million signing bonus. He will first report to Washington, where he will hone his skills as a member of the Spokane Indians, which serves as a farm team for the Rangers.

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