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Surrounded by friends and family, Kim Patterson, center, a licensed vocational nurse and health assistant at Claremont High School, was announced as the 2024-2025 classified employee of the year at Thursday’s Claremont Unified School District Board of Education meeting. She has been with CUSD since 1992. Photo by Elaine Kong/CUSD

So “Where Am I” this week? Please email your answers — and suggestions for future mystery photos — to for your chance to win. Courier photo/Tom Smith

State and local officials, housing advocates, and representatives from Jamboree Housing Corporation were in town Wednesday for the groundbreaking of Larkin Place, Jamboree’s long debated 33-unit supportive housing development at 731 Harrison Ave., which is due to be complete in 2025. Courier photo/Matt Weinberger

Pitzer College President Strom C. Thacker announced plans to veto a Pitzer College Council resolution that, if approved, would permanently shut down the college’s study abroad program with the University of Haifa in Israel. Photo/courtesy of Pitzer College

Claremont Courier event calendar: April 19-27, 2024

“Getting away has become a necessary regular thing for my wife and I. In today’s parlance, it’s our ‘self-care.’ We both need the time to reset/reboot. I’ve been beat up and battered ‘round, as George Harrison wrote, and time far away from the battle is my prescription for remaining somewhat sane. It remains to be seen whether this 10-day regimen will have the same palate cleansing effect of last year’s near three week ‘green dream’ tour of Ireland. I’ll let you know.”

Alexander Vance, an eighth grader at El Roble Intermediate School and life scout in Boy Scout Troop 407, held “The Battle of the Genres” concert on March 16 at Claremont Community School of Music’s William J. Huff recital hall in order to update the storage shelves within CCSM’s keyboard lab and to renew the school’s aging pianos.

The days are getting longer. The elms on Indian Hill are beginning to leaf out along with the sycamores in Memorial Park. Spring has arrived and with it the metaphors that the season promulgates.

About 70 Sycamore Elementary School students and 30 chaperones took a bus to see “Swan Lake” at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on March 9. The trip was arranged by Foothill Philharmonic Committee, as part of LA Philharmonic Orchestra’s Symphonies for Youth, which allows third grade students to enjoy a concert and ballet. For more information, visit Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

One of the biggest issues for any owner of an electric vehicle is the infrastructure available for charging an EV. And Tesla has such a robust supply of charging stations […]

The Children’s Foundation of America’s third annual ChariTea fundraiser, presented by Claremont Lincoln University, takes place from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Granite Creek Gardens, 1580 N. Claremont Blvd., Claremont.

“We uphold the right to free speech and to protest within the lines of our long-established Claremont Colleges demonstration policy. We will not permit the presence of masked, unidentified individuals on our campus refusing to show identification when asked. Nor will we stand for harassment of visitors or racial slurs shouted at college employees – all of which have taken place this week.” Photo/courtesy of Pomona College

Protests continued Thursday after police from at least four jurisdictions — many in riot gear — descended on Pomona College Friday, April 5 and arrested 20 masked protesters after some had occupied President Gabrielle Starr’s office. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger

A day after the City of Claremont published a revised draft of its sixth cycle Housing Element at on April 4, developer Trumark Homes informed the city of its plan to pursue an updated “builder’s remedy” plan for La Puerta, the approximately 10-acre site of the former middle school on Forbes Avenue. The revised builder’s remedy plan seeks to construct 91 housing units, adding four additional units from the previous 87 unit builder’s remedy plan. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger

By Annabelle Ink | Special to the Courier Pitzer College removed its study abroad program with the University of Haifa from its list of pre-approved programs last week, and though […]

Susan Warren will be feted in two award ceremonies this month recognizing her contributions to Pitzer College and society at large: The Upland resident and co-founder and director of Project Think is being recognized as one of the 28th Congressional District’s Women of the Year by U.S. Representative Judy Chu. Then Warren, a 1978 Pitzer grad, will be the school’s Distinguished Alumni awardee. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

Claremont City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to bolster the city manager’s spending authority, allowing the current occupant, Adam Pirrie, to approve purchases and contracts worth up to $50,000 and direct competitive purchasing procedures. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo