OUR TOWN: Claremont news week of May 5

Legislative candidates’ reception hosted by Chamber

The Claremont Chamber of Commerce will host a reception with legislative candidates on Monday, May 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel.

Candidates running for representatives of the 27th district, state senators from the 25th district and state assembly, 41st district have been invited to introduce themselves to chamber members and attendees.

The event is free and open to the public. DoubleTree is located at 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. For information, email contact@claremontchamber.org or visit www.claremontchamber.org.


Local resident receives doctoral degree in sports thearpy

Guillermo Escalante, owner of Sports Pros Physical Therapy/Personal Training Center in Claremont, recently earned his Doctor of Science degree in athletic training from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah.

Sports Pros offers personal training, physical therapy, weight loss and nutritional guidance in addition to body building. Dr. Escalante and his wife, Monica, own and operate the facility, which is located at 928 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. For information on services, visit http://4sportspros.com/.


CHS Class of 1982 reunion

Claremont High School Class of 1982 is holding its 30th class reunion this July, and oraganizers are still searching for several “lost” alums.

Class of 1982 alumni are encouraged to attend and to email claremonthigh82@yahoo.com or contact Kris Graham at 626-4692. A list of missing classmates can be found at www.claremont82.com.

The reunion will take place on Saturday, July 14 from 6 to 11 p.m. at The Claremont Club. Tickets to the event cost $60 per person, and reunion DVDs may be purchased for $5. Payment may be made through PayPal on the Class of 1982’s website at www.claremont82.com.


Learn the value of your valuables with the Girl Scouts’ help

Claremont Junior Girl Scout Troop 1094 is hosting a fundraiser called “Got Treasures? Find Out!” on Saturday, May 19. Community members can bring in their “treasures” to the event to be appraised by local teams of certified appraisers. Suggested items include family heirlooms, yard or estate sale finds and antique items such as art, artillery, ceramics, clocks, collectibles, instruments, glass and jewelry. If items are too cumbersome to be brought to the event, photos can be used as representation.

The team of certified appraisers donating their time and talent to this event are David Baiz, David Brownley, Charlotte Bruno, Gina Capaldi, Ellen Charland, Phil Fabio, Richard Lightfoot, Robin Merrill, Stephen D. Malcolm and Zoe TeBeau. The Diamond Center in Claremont is contributing a jewelry appraisal with certified papers worth $250 for a raffle item.  

Got Treasures? will be held on Saturday, May 19, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m, at The Packing House, 510 W. First St.. Tickets are sold on a per-item basis: patrons can bring 2 items for one $5 ticket, or 3 items with a $7 ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the following businesses in Claremont: Barbara Cheatley’s, Stamp Your Heart Out and Wisteria Grove. Tickets are also available at Mrs. Nelson’s Toy & Book Store in La Verne and Cooper Regional History Museum in Upland.

All proceeds from the event will go towards helping the 10 members of Girl Scout Troop 1094 raise funds for an outdoor camping trip. For questions or more information, call 267-9796 or email to sycamorescouts@yahoo.com.


Antonovich to be honored at Garden with a View at RSABG

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is holding its annual Garden With A View event tomorrow, Sunday May 6, from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

RSABG invites the community to enjoy the afternoon with music, food, and auctions. Auction items range from exclusive sustainable products to getaways to art from some of the region’s notable artists. Music will be provided by the band the Squeakin’ Wheels. All proceeds from the event will benefit RSABG’s research, horticulture and education programs.

This year’s Garden With A View party will honor special guest Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. Mr. Antonovich has worked to protect and advance open space, parks, trails, green technology, water conservation and clean air. He is known for spearheading the Los Angeles County Oak Tree Preservation Ordinance, which recognizes oak trees as historically, aesthetically and ecologicall significant resources. Mr. Antonovich will be present at the garden party.

Tickets are $85, and can be reserved by calling Rebecca Lerback in the Office of Development at 625-8767, ext 222 or by sending an email to development@ rsabg.org.


Golden State offers free water-efficiency kits

In honor of Water Awareness Month, Golden State Water Company is offering its customers free outdoor water-efficiency kits throughout the month of May to encourage water conservation.

Outdoor watering can account for more than 60 percent of total residential water usage, according to a Golden State Water news release. One of the best ways to protect this resource is through water-efficiency awareness.

The free outdoor kit includes drip irrigation and a hose nozzle. Drip irrigation uses water efficiently and loses practically no water to runoff or evaporation. The hose spray nozzle automatically shuts off when not in use so people use water only when it is needed.

Customers must visit www.gswater.com to fill out an online form to receive the kit in the mail. It may take 3 to 6 weeks for delivery.


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