OUR TOWN: Latest news briefs around Claremont

Share your talents with Claremont seniors

The Claremont Senior Program is seeking talented individuals interested in sharing their passion with the community. Instructors and activity leaders are sought to provide voluntary and/or low-cost activities for the winter quarter (December, January and February). Proposals must be submitted by Thursday, September 12. For more information, contact Nancy at the Joslyn Center, 399-5488.


Community lecture for men’s health at SACH

San Antonio Community Hospital will host “Below the Belt,” a community lecture on health issues affecting men, on Tuesday, September 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event, which takes place at the hospital’s Aita Auditorium, is free and open to the public.

Dr. Christopher Tsai will explore reproductive health issues for men, including risk factors, prevention techniques and treatment options for prostate and testicular cancer. Pre-registration is required for this event. Call 920-6139 to reserve a seat. San Antonio’s Aita Auditorium is located at 999 San Bernardino Road in Upland.


Let’s talk mountains with Judy Chu

Congresswoman Judy Chu will host a community meeting on Saturday, September 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Taylor Hall to solicit feedback on designating the San Gabriel Mountains as a National Recreation Area. While the congresswoman believes the designation will provide better maintenance of the local mountain range, others are concerned about taking away local control. Taylor Hall is located at 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd.


Harvey Mudd wraps up construction on Foothill Boulevard

Construction is now complete on a new 85,000- square-foot teaching and learning building on Foothill Boulevard, part of the Harvey Mudd College campus. The building, which will be called the Shanahan Center, accomplishes the college’s goal to have a stronger visual presence along Foothill Boulevard.

The modern building includes many energy efficient and earth-friendly features, including the use of BubbleDeck instead of a traditional concrete foundation. Harvey Mudd was the first in California and the second in the United States to incorporate the innovative design, which includes approximately 90,000 Ping Pong-like balls made from recycled plastic milk jugs. All 4 levels of the building are composed of BubbleDeck, making HMC’s structure the most complicated design in North America.

The college, which began construction in August 2011, will begin using the building this academic year.

Seniors and their families can get prepared for emergencies

Seniors and their families are invited to the Joslyn Senior Center this Tuesday, September 10 at 10 a.m. for a free interactive discussion on emergency preparedness. The presentation will include tips on how to pre-plan for earthquakes and other emergency situations. For more information, contact the Joslyn Center at 399-5488.


Jerry Voorhis to address Democratic Club

The Democratic Club of Claremont will hold the first of its fall meetings on Friday September 13 with speaker Jerry Voorhis, Jr., son of the late Congressman. Mr. Voorhis will discuss his father’s achievements and why he feels he needs to be remembered in the community.

Lunch will be served at Casa de Salsa in the Old School House at noon followed by Mr. Voorhis’ talk at 1 p.m.   Cost is $16 and covers food, tax, tip and coffee (other drinks are extra.) All are invited to attend.


CUCC to install new senior pastor

Claremont United Church of Christ is embracing diversity with the installment of its new senior pastor. The congregation has selected the Rev. Eileen Gebbie—a gay, married woman—as the church’s new leader. Ms. Gebbie will be installed as senior pastor during a special service this Sunday, September 8, beginning at 3 p.m.

“It was a historic moment in the life of our church,” Ms. Gebbie said. “All other senior pastors have been straight, married, white men with children. As I said to the congregation, their choice to call a gay, tattooed lady in an age-gap marriage with no children, but a new puppy, is not normal, but a sign that God is still speaking.”

The Rev. Linda Jaramillo, one of the UCC’s National Officers from the denomination’s Cleveland-based headquarters, will be a guest preacher at the installment beginning at 3:15 p.m. At 3:30 p.m., Ms. Gebbie will receive tokens from the community, as a symbol of her larger obligations, and the Claremont UCC youth group will serve communion at 3:45 p.m.

Ms. Gebbie joined CUCC as associate pastor in February of 2012 and was called to serve as senior pastor in May. Goals in her new role include utilizing her nonprofit skills to improve financial and organizational management, empowering lay leaders to be more engaged in the life of the church and deepening community partnerships.

CUCC?is located at 233 Harrison Ave.  in Claremont.


COURIER seeks kid photographer for Claremont Day at the fair

Thursday, September 26 is Claremont Day at the Los Angeles County Fair, with a discounted entry fee and Claremont-centric events drawing tons of local schoolchildren on field trips as well as Claremont families.

Are you a Claremont kid aged 13 or younger who will be hitting the fair with your classroom or your parents? We’re looking for a kid correspondent willing to record what they see and do on camera. Contact us if you’re a budding photographer prepared to capture several print or digital photographs of your fair adventure.

To apply for this fun, one-time gig, contact education reporter Sarah Torribio at storribio@claremont-courier.com and tell her why you’re perfect for the job. If we pick you, we’d be happy to provide you with an orientation in advance, either in person or over the phone, on how to tell a story in pictures. Make sure your family and/or teacher are aware you’ll be on assignment on fair day.

If you take on this job, be prepared for a little attention. The COURIER has a circulation of 4,000, a lot of eyes to admire your original work accompanied by your name. If you’re interested, drop us a line, including your name, phone number and the school you attend. Make sure you ask mom and dad first.

Go ahead, give yourself a shot. It’s only “fair”!





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