• Artist captures meaningful garden views

    Artist captures meaningful garden views

    If you’re looking to artist Terry Givens to be bristling with eccentricities and putting on the airs of an haute “artiste,” then you’re barking up the wrong tree, in the wrong garden. Mr. Givens, who just turned 80, has a new show opening at Claremont’s Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden next week, “100 Garden Views,” and he’s the flipside of that stereotype. You might even say he’s of that rare breed: the modest artist.


Touring musical duo negotiates fiery political landscape

The husband and wife musical duo of Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore, known as The Mastersons, believe artists have an obligation to speak up. “We’ve heard that old, ‘Shut up and sing,’ thing before,” Mr. Masterson said, “and we just don’t buy into it. Art should be provocative, and that isn’t always what people want to hear.” The Mastersons appear in Claremont at 7 p.m. next Monday, June 25 as part of Scripps College’s Levitt On The Lawn series.

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Elvis is back! Women leadership, Tuesday movies, native beer, Mastersons on the lawn

ELVIS IS BACK IN THE BUILDING Tickets are on sale now for the 7:30 p.m. August 16 screening of a newly expanded and restored print of Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special at Laemmle Claremont 5, 450 W. Second St. The two-day event in celebration of its 50th anniversary will take place across the globe on August 16, with an encore screening on August 20. Each screening will include the legendary television special, plus an exclusive look at its making.

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Police explorer wins national motocross competition

Claremont police explorer Seth Hadfield showed off his motocross skills recently, finishing in first place in two events during the 2018 United States Police and Fire Motocross Championship. During the first day of competition, Mr. Hadfield competed in two 20-minute races around the track, followed by a one-hour Grand Prix style race, which Mr. Hadfield won in the 18 and over novice group.

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Inland Valley Humane Society contract to be extended

An agenda item to extend the contract with the Inland Valley Humane Society for an extra year quickly pivoted to a conversation about whether or not Claremont would become a “no-kill” city. The contract, which was unanimously approved by the council, lasts for one year at $127,467, which is an increase of $5,568 from last year, according to Claremont Police Chief Shelly Vander Veen. The contract will go into effect on July 1.

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Big changes to Peppertree Square are brewing

Two aspiring Peppertree Square businesses are getting closer to reality. A code amendment to allow Campsite Brewing Company, an upcoming brewpub co-owned by Christian and Kate Hartenstein, to open in the south Claremont shopping center got the go-ahead from the Claremont city council last week.

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Serial bank robber still at large after Chase holdup

Police and the FBI are looking for a serial bank robber who hit a Claremont Chase bank on June 14. The “Faux Badge Bandit,” as the FBI is calling him, is responsible for several bank robberies all across the southland, from La Verne to Pasadena to Santa Clarita, according to FBI spokesperson Laura Eimiller.

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Bohren keeps in winning to advance in CIF finals

Senior Leyton Bohren won two singles tennis matches at the University of Redlands on Thursday, advancing to the round of 32 in the CIF Individual Singles Championships. He defeated Giuliano Coria from Tustin High, 6-1, 6-1, followed by a win over Tyler Davis from Redlands East Valley, 6-4, 6-4. Bohren will continue next week at a date and location to be announced.

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