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Two would-be robbers are in custody after Claremont Police Department officers responded to a 5:11 p.m. call on Friday from Super King Market, 436 Auto Center Dr., regarding a robbery and shooting during which three people had suffered gunshot wounds. Arriving police and LA County Fire Department personnel rendered aid to the victims, who were transported to a local hospital in stable condition. After viewing surveillance footage, taking statements from witnesses, and enlisting the help of a LA County Sheriff’s Department helicopter, the alleged shooter — 27-year-old Pomona resident Michael Abeyta — was arrested without incident. His alleged accomplice, Amanda Soto, 37, also from Pomona, was arrested shortly thereafter. Courier file photo

On Monday, Ophelia’s Jump Productions picked up Orange County Theater Guild Awards for outstanding production of a musical and best costume design for its production of “Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe,” at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Samueli Theater in Costa Mesa. “It was an unexpected and delightful surprise,” wrote OJP Producing Artistic Director and director of “Nevermore” Beatrice Casagrán, in a news release. Photo/by Francis Gacad

Congratulations to David Sawhill, who was chosen at random among the four respondents who correctly identified the May 10 “Where Am I?” photo as the Claremont North Swim Club sign on Regis Avenue. David is now entered into the year-end drawing to receive a copy of the Courier’s new coffee table book of photography, “Timeless Claremont.” So “Where Am I” this week? Please email your answers — and suggestions for future mystery photos — for your chance to win. Courier photo/Tom Smith

Pro-Palestinian activists converged on Pomona College’s May 12 commencement at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and some graduates reportedly turned their backs while Pomona President Gabrielle Starr delivered her commencement address. Video posted on Instagram showed demonstrators confronting police and security personnel outside the Shrine, with both sides pushing one another. No injuries were reported. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

The 9.1-mile Foothill Gold Line extension project that would link Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne and Pomona to the existing Gold Line via a new light rail system is less than eight months from completion and 85% complete. Crews are nearing completion on installation of the power system elements, and are underway with systems testing. The four new stations are also nearly 70% complete overall, and work is underway on the four intermodal parking facilities. Courier file photo

Tuesday’s Claremont City Council meeting included consideration of two heavy topics: local tenant preference policy and Claremont’s upcoming priorities budget. The first item was the local tenant preference policy, which City Attorney Alisha Patterson explained was a local policy that requires a certain percentage of affordable rental units be made available first to city applicants who meet certain criteria — for example, those who live or work in the city or whose children go to school here — before the general public. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

A live interactive kickoff event for the movie “Gracie & Pedro: Pets to the Rescue” (PG) Takes place at Magnolia Park, 651 W. 15th St, Upland, CA 91786, on Saturday, May 18. Tickets at Eventbrite start at $8 and run up to $41 for a family bundle. Proceeds will support of the Friends of Upland Animal Shelter. Image/courtesy of Second Chance Productions

As of May 3, Claremont resident Bob Mendez is once again a happy customer of Southern California Edison. Eight months and six days after SCE installed an oversized remote sectional recloser at the top of a utility pole next to his home, the electric providers moved to replace the massive fixture with a downsized RSR unit meant to perform the task of switching on or off parts of the area’s electric grid during a system failure.

Musicians from El Roble Intermediate School earned the highest honors at the May 11 Trills and Thrills music festival at Buena Park High School.

Charles Phoenix’s enthusiasm is contagious. Whether the mid-century pop culture expert is extolling the virtues of a 1959 Buick Invicta, his late mother’s Tupperware collection, or our own quaint little town, it’s hard not to assimilate his appreciation. “Claremont is a pillar of civilization. It’s really SoCal’s best-kept secret.” It’s this ardor, often delivered with hilarious but genuine hyperbole in his signature droll demeanor, that makes Phoenix the ideal emcee and auctioneer for Claremont Heritage’s Preservation Celebration Annual Awards Gala at the Padua Hills Theatre on Friday, May 17. Photo/by Fabian Fioto

Pomona Divest from Apartheid, a Palestine liberation collective made up of Claremont Colleges students, issued a news release Sunday stating hundreds of activists from across Southern California planned to “converge at the USC Shrine Auditorium to call for divestment from Israel.” The protest was set to begin at 3:30 p.m., with Pomona College’s commencement ceremony set to begin at 6. Before the demonstration, PDA posted on Instagram that they’ve “decamped” from Marston Quad. Maintenance staff were seen dismantling the encampment Sunday. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

Taeya Boi-Doku and Rukmini Banerjee received Napier Initiative Awards at a recent ceremony at Claremont’s Pilgrim Place. The initiative is a partnership between Pilgrim Place and the Claremont Colleges to encourage leadership for social change. Photo/courtesy of Pilgrim Place

By Andrew Alonzo | New principals The Claremont Unified School District’s Board of Education unanimously approved two new principals and one assistant principal during its May 2 meeting. Ryan […]

Wednesday’s soccer practice at June Vail Park was completed* for the 2016 boys Foothill Storm, a 8-year-old travel soccer team in Claremont. But there’s always enough time to gather with roses in hand, posing for video and photos while wishing team moms a happy Mother’s Day in 2024. Claremont weather forecast inside. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger

Pomona College announced early Friday that it is moving Sunday’s commencement ceremony to the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The commencement will take place at 6 p.m. and will not be open to the public or media. “We are deeply grateful for our community’s patience in this extraordinary situation and we look forward to honoring our graduates on Sunday,” Patricia Vest, senior director of communications at Pomona College, wrote in an email. “These changes were made to ensure that can graduate with their loved ones in attendance. Additional safety measures will be in place.” Photo/courtesy of Pomona College

On Thursday, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and the Anti-Defamation League announced they had filed complaints with the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights against PomonaCollege and Occidental College for “permitting severe discrimination and harassment of Jewish students in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” according to a news release from the complainants. Arnold & Porter law firm joined the Brandeis Center and ADL in the filing against Pomona College. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

A Kiwanis Fourth of July breakfast. So simple, yet so good!