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Film examines challenges, triumphs of transgender population

Trans, the 2012 award-winning documentary that looks closely into the personal lives and transitions of transgender people, both children and adults, will be screened at the Claremont Friends Meeting House this Sunday, February 24 from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. 

Filmed with prominent members of the transgender community, Trans is a respectful, deeply felt evocation of what it means to be transgender.

The Friends Meeting House is located at 727 W. Harrison Ave.


Time to register to vote

Voter registration forms are available at City Hall, the Claremont Public Library and the Claremont Post Office. For more information about elections and voter registration, contact the City Clerk’s office at 399-5461 or 399-5463, or visit the website of the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk at


NASA climate specialist to discuss global warming this Sunday

Dr. James Hansen, director of NASA’s Goddard Space Center and the nation’s top climate scientist, will speak in Claremont this Sunday, February 24, at 7 p.m. The free lecture takes place at the Claremont United Methodist Church, 211 W. Foothill Blvd.

Dr. Hansen provides insight into climate change with his lecture “Global Warming Is Here. It is Worse than it Looks. But there is a Way Out.” Dr. Hansen is the primary scientific figure behind last Sunday’s anti-Keystone XL Pipeline demonstrations across the country, which in Washington, DC, drew between 45,000 to 50,000 demonstrators as well as several thousand in downtown Los Angeles.

Dr. Hansen’s talk will be the first of the lecture series “Agenda for Prophetic Faith,” a project of Progressive Christians Uniting (PCU), sponsored by a number of Pomona Valley religious congregations. For more information on this series, visit


Playful weavings expected at Jan Wheatcroft’s new exhibit

Jan Wheatcroft will have her newest woven creations at Buddhamouse Emporium for the month of March.

This exhibit, “Partnering,” depicts individuals as they playfully relate to each other in their roles as dancers, circus performers and meditators.

The pieces are woven with hand spun, naturally dyed silks and wools and are framed for hanging. 

Also included in the exhibit are fanciful constructions made from antique pieces and collected scrap in a similar theme. 

Opening night is Friday, March 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. (First Friday Village Art Walk). 

Buddamouse is located in the Village on Yale Avenue, just south of Second Street. The exhibit will continue throughout the month of March. 


Homeowners urged to protest clean water measure

Claremont officials urge property owners who have not submitted a protest form for the Clean Water, Clean Beaches measure to do so by emailing

The city of Claremont submitted its protest along with the Los Angeles Business Federation and educators across the Los Angeles County in November to fight that countywide tax initiative. Local administrators believe the measure could cost the city up to $102,702.58 a year.

Proposed by the Los Angeles Flood Control District (LAFCD), Clean Water, Clean Beaches proposes charging property owners countywide with a new annual tax to help pay for water quality projects.

The Clean Water fee is expected to cost the average single-family homeowner in Claremont $54 a year for a total of $1,539,658 annually. Only 40 percent of the funds collected will even be returned to the city for use in its water treatment, city officials added.

To be counted, protests must be received by the end of the public hearing period on March 12 and include the parcel’s site address, Assessor’s Parcel Number, the name of the parcel owner, as well as the signature of the parcel owner or an authorized representative. Only scanned or photographed email protests with a handwritten signature will be accepted. For information, please visit


New classes, spring break camps highlight city’s spring rec guide

The Spring 2013 Claremont Recreation and Activities Guide will be arriving in homes this week. The latest quarterly guide highlights recreational opportunities provided through the city during the months of March, April and May. Events include the city’s Spring Celebration, spring break camps.

To view the recreation guide, visit For information, call 399-5490.



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