Styles Music will mark its 45th anniversary with a free and open to the public 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. celebration Saturday, September 30 at the store, 777 E. Foothill Blvd., Pomona. The event will include refreshments and live music from John Paul Leon, Mathew Maldanado and friends, Joel Soto and Battdrill, Leonice and Annand, and Vince Brocato. Founded in 1978 by the late Lou Styles, Styles Music is now run by his sons Lou Jr. and Gregg.
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center physician Lori Vanyo, who is also the medical director of the Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center, has been named one of the top 10 cancer care liaisons nationwide, receiving the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Outstanding Performance Award which recognizes liaison physicians’ work to improve the quality of care for cancer patients in their local communities. Photo/courtesy of PVHMC
Night owls of all ages are invited to explore California Botanic Garden’s nocturnal worlds during “Things That Go Bump in the Night,” from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, October 6, and Saturday, October 7, at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Flashlights are encouraged. The event returns following a four-year hiatus and features interactive activities and shows throughout the garden, arts and crafts opportunities, guided tours, food trucks and information booths run by Pomona Valley Audubon Society, Wild Wings of California, Guardians of the Wolves, California Bat Working Group’s SoCal region, Without a Box, and scientists from Harvey Mudd College and University of California, Riverside entomology departments.
Claremont police responded at 7:18 p.m. Saturday to the rear patio of a vacant storefront at 221 Yale Ave. regarding an unconscious man. The person who called police said a man at the location appeared to be in full cardiac arrest and had possibly overdosed. Arriving officers began life saving measures and administered three doses of the opioid overdose revival drug Narcan. In spite of their efforts, 34-year-old Jose Juan Hernandez remained unresponsive with no pulse. A short time later the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived and continued life saving measures for 20 minutes, after which Hernandez was pronounced dead at 7:47. Hernandez was unhoused but has family in Claremont, according to police. Courier file photo
Local, free, and famous, that’s James Turrell’s “Dividing the Light,” one of over 80 “skyspaces” worldwide that demand the participant-observer look overhead to a naked, unadorned sky and allow their eyes to be tricked by light changing on the surrounding structure.
A former El Roble Intermediate School student is suing Claremont Unified School District claiming that school officials failed to protect him from repeated bullying and physical attacks from fellow students. The lawsuit was filed September 11 on behalf of the 13-year-old by his mother, alleging assault and battery, dangerous condition of public property, negligent supervision and negligent hiring, training, and retention. The plaintiff seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.
Claremont police responded at 7:18 p.m. Saturday to the rear patio of a vacant storefront at 221 Yale Ave. regarding an unconscious man. The person who called police said a man at the location appeared to be in full cardiac arrest and had possibly overdosed. Arriving officers began life saving measures and administered three doses of the opioid overdose revival drug Narcan. In spite of their efforts the 34-year-old man remained unresponsive with no pulse. A short time later the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived and continued life saving measures for 20 minutes, after which time the man was pronounced dead.
If there’s one thing the late artist Samella Lewis would have told curator Kirk Delman ahead of last month’s public opening of “Gettin’ It Done,” he said it would have been “It should be bigger. It should be more artists. There are so many artists, they should all be in here. You could have double hung” more art, said Delman, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery registrar and collections manager. “I think she would have enjoyed it. She was very appreciative of any effort, and she would have told you so.” A free and public reception for “Gettin’ It Done” is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, September 16 at Scripps College’s Williamson Gallery, 251 E. 11th St., Claremont. The exhibit is up through October 15.
Owner/visionary Erica Dubreuil opened Crème Bakery on September 19, 2018, intent on complementing Claremont’s already lively coffee and pastry scene, with Some Crust the next block over, Last Drop Café across the street, and two chain coffee spots also steps away. I was skeptical, wondering how another Village bakery was going to fare. But then I made my first trip to Crème and wondered no longer. I was immediately hooked on Dubreuil’s fantastic baguette sandwiches, particularly the Saucisson Sec, a deceptively simple little bomb of happiness with its dry Italian salami, fontina cheese, Dijon mustard, and cornichons. Oh. My. God. Later I got my hands on the pastries. Game over. I was and remain a devotee.
Congresswoman Judy Chu of California’s 28th Congressional District, which includes Claremont, made an hourlong appearance Monday at Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium to speak about the current political landscape surrounding reproductive healthcare and justice.
Claremont Police Department Explorer Post 411 will be on hand at the second annual cars and careers event at Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 23.
A woman wearing a sleek suit with a ruffled shirt and bow tie sits on a stool on a stage, holding a guitar. As the lights go up, her fingers begin to fly up and down the neck as her right hand plucks the strings in a blur, releasing the notes of a soul-stirring flamenco song. The musician is Charo, whose guitar virtuosity has been one of pop culture’s best-kept (or perhaps most-ignored) secrets. But she’s aiming to change that. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 16 she’ll debut a new guitar-centric show at Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739. Tickets are more info are at cityofrc.us/events. Photo/courtesy of Reyes Entertainment
The parklets in the Claremont Village have been gone for just over six months, but on Tuesday the Claremont City Council made good on its promise to expand outdoor dining in the City of Trees. During its first meeting back from the August recess the council voted unanimously to allow additional seating on public sidewalks and patios for Claremont’s many restaurants and retail food stores. Courier photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont’s American Youth Soccer Organization team from Region 3 was crowned champion Monday, September 4 of the inaugural Festival de Futbol Femenil club soccer tournament in San Diego. “We went down there with good expectations, but definitely did not expect to walk away with a gold medal,” team manager Eric Feezell said. “It was really heartening to kind of see them come together, play for each other at the tournament, and perform so well in their first outing as a club team.” Photo/courtesy of Eric Feezell
In observance of the 22nd anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, AgingNext and Service Center for Independent Life teamed up to host a National Day of Service and Remembrance event Monday at the Spring Street Center in Claremont. “This is a meaningful opportunity to pay tribute to the victims, the survivors, first responders of course, who demonstrated extraordinary courage and resilience to face this adversity,” said AgingNext Chief Executive Officer Abigail Pascua. “And it’s a powerful reminder of our collective strength here in our community to make a difference and a brighter future for us here, locally.”