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Our high temperature was 94 in Claremont on Monday, and by 5 p.m., it was still 90 degrees outside. So much for normal fall temperatures. It’s happened so often now, […]

In his spectacular new book, “Natural Consequences: Intimate Essays for a Planet in Peril,” Char Miller explores our relationship with a changing climate here in Claremont, providing a fascinating backstory to a crisis unfolding in real time.

It’s been just over 100 days since the Claremont City Council voted to affirm a level two water supply shortage.

The six city council candidates from left, Peter Yao, Ed Reece, Maura Carter, Jennifer Stark, Jed Leano and Aundré Johnson, wait for the first question Thursday during a candidate forum sponsored by the Claremont Chamber of Commerce. The candidates were queried about Claremont’s strengths and weaknesses, their vision for business growth, and the apparent recent increase in unhoused people in the area. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

Dimitri Coats, a self-confessed late bloomer, is making up for lost time. The guitarist, songwriter and filmmaker didn’t step onstage with his first band, Burning Brides, until he was 29. At 40, he and punk rock legend Keith Morris formed OFF! The band’s bruising and adventurous new record “Free LSD” — also the soundtrack to the feature film of the same name Coats wrote and directed — drops September 30.

Heading down Miramar Drive one can observe a microcosm of how Claremont residents are dealing with the ongoing drought.

If one word could describe councilmember and candidate Jennifer Stark’s approach to governing it would be “collaboration.” During a half hour interview, Stark spoke of the city collaborating with regional and state leaders, the council collaborating with the city and, most importantly, residents collaborating with each other to reach our collective goals and make Claremont a better place to live. Stark was first elected to the council in 2018 in what turned out to be our last election before the city was divided up into voter districts. Now running for reelection, she faces a challenge from Maura Carter in the newly redrawn District 3.

Over the last few years, 1999 Harvey Mudd alumna Stacy Levin traveled the circuit of theater industry jobs before finding her calling as an “intimacy director.” To those unfamiliar, an intimacy director or intimacy coordinator advises actors and directors in theater, live performance, television, and film, on best practices to address scenes of intimacy, simulated sex, and nudity safely and effectively. It’s a relatively new vocation.

Californians for Homeownership, a nonprofit that aims to combat California’s “housing access and affordability crisis,” has sued the City of Claremont to compel it to comply with the State of California’s housing element law. Claremont was one of three cities, the others being Fullerton and La Mirada, targeted by the nonprofit in lawsuits filed Friday, September 16. In total, the organization has sued nine Southern California cities, three of which — Bradbury, Laguna Hills, and South Pasadena — have settled their suits by providing additional resources demonstrating progress in compliance.

I was so sure replacing our green lawn of 60-plus years was the right thing to do. Even though there are many fond memories growing up playing outside on our lawn, I was simply worn out trying to maintain grass that seemed to need water constantly. And over the past year, with rising temperatures becoming a common occurrence, it seemed impossible to keep up.

“It may not even be worth printing, but as I’m a ‘Claremontier,’ and a British subject, and as old Queenie’s popped her clogs last week, I’ve got an old British car, and also I collect memorabilia, and I’ve got a car badge that celebrated her coronation in 1952.” Thus began my conversation with Tony Raynor, a 73-year-old Englishman who’s lived in Claremont for three decades. Along with retaining his rather upscale accent, he’s also clearly held on to his cheeky British sense of humor, or humour, I should say. 

Jen Tilton hosts a coffee with Jeff Hanlon, a candidate for the Division III seat on Three Valleys Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors, from 9 to 11 a.m.

by Andrew Alonzo | calendar@claremont-courier.com What’s Happening Claremont?   Friday, September 23 Friday Noon Concerts, jointly sponsored by the Pomona College and Scripps College departments of music, return today to the […]

The arraignment of Claremont resident Jeffrey Alexander Calzada, accused of murdering a young woman in Claremont last month, has been delayed a second time. It is now scheduled for November 1 in Department F of Pomona Superior Court. Calzada is being held in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Reception Center in L.A. in lieu of $2 million bail.

Pomona College recently announced its President G. Gabrielle Starr was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Saturday, September 10. Starr was originally part of the 2020 cohort that included 276 total members such as singer Joan Baez, former United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., and author Ann Patchett. Due to the pandemic, ceremonies for the 2020 and 2021 cohorts were delayed until recently.

Being a drought wise gardener doesn’t mean you have to give up the beauty of your garden, but it does mean making some changes in plant selection, garden design and maintenance.