Top images from the Claremont Courier in 2022

Here are some of the COURIER’s most impactful photos from 2022 from publisher/photographer Peter Weinberger, and reporter/photographer Steven Felschundneff. They range from January’s destructive windstorm to the February memorial service for longtime Claremont High baseball coach Jack Helber, and from the emotional final curtain at the Candlelight Pavilion in March to a moody summer sunset over the 210 Freeway in July. See our collection.


Candlelight Pavilion General Manager and Vice President Mick Bollinger hugs employees after an emotional final performance on March 20. The Candlelight closed after new construction in the area caused parking issues, rendering the beloved, 37-year Claremont institution unprofitable. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger


On the evening of January 21 an intense windstorm blew through Claremont, uprooting hundreds of large trees and damaging homes and businesses. This tree fell across College Avenue, causing a two day closure. Thankfully there were no serious injuries from the storm, but recovery and repair cost the city $550,000. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger


August 20 was a day to dress up and celebrate as Los Angeles Archbishop José Horacio Gómez Velasco visited Our Lady of the Assumption church to celebrate its 75th anniversary. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger


The intersection of Holt and Indian Hill boulevards in Pomona has become known as a hotbed for sex work. The number of mostly young women soliciting in this area has increased in recent years, prompting neighbors and activists to call on the Claremont City Council to crack down on nearby motels in the City of Trees. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger


Over his 61-year career, longtime Claremont High School coach Jack Helber, who died this year at 81, taught thousands of athletes the game of baseball. More than 100 of his former charges paid their respects at his February memorial in the CHS gymnasium. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger


Storm clouds hover behind Thunder Mountain near the Mt. Baldy Notch after a heavy storm in late February. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger


After a two-year absence, the Rotary Club of Claremont’s Taste of Claremont returned in April. The pent up demand caused a record crowd, with dozens of hungry customers lining up to get in. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger


Mother Nature, along with car headlights and taillights, create an artful tableau as the sun sets behind the 210 Freeway in July. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger


Marguerite McIntosh, left, with Elaine Turner, was honored for her service during the Claremont Lewis Museum of Art’s annual fundraiser in September. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger


COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff Cashman “Cash” Whiteley, 59, who has been unhoused for 22 years, sleeps most nights on the grounds of a Claremont church. Despite several treatment attempts at local hospitals and doctors’ offices, an infection on his jaw has been spreading for four years and has now made it impossible to eat. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff


Members of the Happy Crowd Martie Echito, Hai Muradian and Kenny McSpadden clown around last summer at Muradian’s Pomona home. The Happy Crowd celebrated 30 years with a farewell concert in August at Claremont’s Memorial Park. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff


Cheyenne Uhler, second from left, receives congratulations from coworker Nicole Parks, left, her mother Dawn Uhler and another coworker Aliyah Newell after Cheyenne was officially promoted to camp director in December at La Casita Girl Scout Camp. The announcement of Uhler’s promotion was part of La Casita’s 75th anniversary celebration. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff


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