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    Congratulations to the class of 2019

    Nathan Han celebrates after receiving his diploma on Thursday during Claremont High School’s commencement. The graduates had almost perfect weather for the ceremony where 572 graduated from Claremont High, 17 from San Antonio High and 30 from Claremont Adult School. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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Explore the budget, sales tax measure at weekend meeting

The city of Claremont will hold a community Q&A to discuss Claremont’s future finances and the possibility of a three-quarter cent sales tax on the November ballot. The meeting is open to the public and will be held Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd.

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Claremont CALENDAR is loaded with summer events for the family

CHEERS, DAD: It’s Father’s Day on Sunday, time to celebrate the old goat, the fixer of leaks and teller of dad jokes. He loves coffee and hanging out with his kids, and the Claremont’s farmers’ market, which runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Harvard Avenue between First Street and Bonita Avenue, is a great place both of those dad-friendly activities; Eureka Burger, at 580 W. First St., Claremont, is giving away engraved whiskey glasses with any whiskey cocktail or pour from their selection of more than 40 small batch whiskeys.

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Martin Sheen explores power of activism

Celebrated actor and activist Martin Sheen spent an evening in Claremont last week as the guest of honor at a sold out fundraiser for local nonprofit Crossroads, who work to help previously incarcerated women transition into mainstream life. Mr. Sheen offered heartfelt testimony in defense of the power of activism.

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Community meeting planned for new development on Foothill and Monte Vista

Claremont residents are encouraged to provide input at a community information meeting on a new housing development, “The Commons,” which is proposed for the northwest corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Foothill Boulevard. The Commons is a mixed-use community consisting of up to 27 single-family homes, 20 townhomes and 10 flat-style units above 5,000 square feet of retail.

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Police host free movies in the park next week

The Claremont Police Department returns this summer with its annual “Movies in the Park” series. The police invite you to bring your friends and family to watch a free movie under the stars in your neighborhood park. Launching the series this year on Thursday, June 20 is a screening of The Lego Ninjago Movie at Lewis Park, 881 Syracuse Dr.

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La Puerta property sold, fence goes up, angers residents

The possible future development of the former La Puerta Middle School property came before Claremont Unified School District Board of Education. The board approved a plan to sell the 9.7 acre property located in the 2400 block of Forbes Avenue to Trumark Homes for $13 million. During public comment, residents voiced concerns over a construction fence that was erected at the site last week, but did not speak in opposition to the sale. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger

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