• Fast moving brush fire threatens homes in La Verne

    Fast moving brush fire threatens homes in La Verne

    A Los Angeles County firefighter watches as a helicopter drops water on a brush fire on Sunday in the hills above La Verne. Driven by moderate winds, the fire burned quickly in the neighborhood north of Base Line Road and east of Esperanza Drive. However, fire crews were able to prevent the fire from advancing toward homes on Broken Spur Road, Roughrider Road and Saddle Horn Lane in an unincorporated area of La Verne. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff


CALENDAR: Streets are alive, speak for trees, Monday park concert, happy crowd!

THE STREETS ARE ALIVE Claremont’s free live music series Friday Nights Live continues tonight with Ray MacNamara’s playfully named Big Bamboo Steel Band at Laemmle plaza; Aubren Hickernell at the chamber of commerce; the great Squeekin’ Wheels at Shelton Park; and Enigma Flux Rock at city hall; Friday Nights Live runs from 6 to 9 p.m. through October 27. More info, including future lineups, is at

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Residents weigh in on Village South's future

Around 50 Claremonters were on hand to give feedback on what they wanted to see in a proposed Village South development. The meeting, which took place the morning of Saturday, July 15 at the Hughes Center, was orchestrated by the city and Sargent Town Planning to gauge what residents would expect in a future Village South Specific Plan. “We’re here to hear what the ideas of the community are and how to put it in a plan,” Principal Planner Chris Veirs said at the beginning of the meeting.

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Claremont McKenna issues sanctions to Athenaeum blockaders

Claremont McKenna College (CMC) issued sanctions to seven CMC students who blockaded a speech by conservative pundit Heather Mac Donald at CMC’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, the college announced in a press release on July 17. Three of the students involved were suspended for one year, two were suspended for one semester and two were placed on conduct probation.

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Climbing the Potato in 30 seconds

We take you on a 30-second video trip up the popular Potato Mountain, a 3422 foot peak right in front of the San Gabriel Mountain range. The trail to the top has two access points, one from the Wilderness Park, the other from the Evey Canyon entrance off Mt. Baldy Road. The hike is strenuous, yet the payoff is fantastic with 360 degree views of the Southland. For decades, the Potato has also been a popular destination for teenagers to hang out. Be sure to bring plenty of water since the hike has little shade to get any relief from the summer heat. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger

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Claremonter still lives, loves, laughs at 100 birthday

Evelyn Edwards will be celebrating her 100th birthday on July 29 with many of her family and friends gathered at the Claremont home where she has lived since 1961. Ms. Edwards was born in Halifax, Pennsylvania and moved to Claremont when her husband Morgan became a professor of homiletics in the newly established School of Theology. When asked about the secret of such a long life, she responded that she never thought about her age. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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Library hosts veteran magician for children’s show

The Claremont Library hosted veteran magician Jay Leslie for a children’s show on Wednesday, July 19, as part of the library’s weekly summer children’s’ programs. The show was a hit for both children and parents, being so well attended library staff had to turn some patrons away due to a lack of space in the performance room. “It was very fun,” said Caleb VanBrunt, who Mr. Leslie called out of the audience to participate in the show. “It’s cool to just be the spotlight,” he added.

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Claremont High track gets brighter with a facelift

The Claremont High School track was resurfaced and repainted recently using taxpayer funds that are earmarked for outdoor facilities that are open to both students and the public. The work was paid for out of Recreational Assessment District (RAD) funds, which Claremont residents pay through their property taxes.

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