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“I mentioned to a Dundalk native that I was falling hard for the country’s green rolling hills. He had a typically poetic Irish response, positing it was up to me to decide if the landscape was in fact ‘bleak or beautiful.’ I chose the latter.” Courier photo/Mick Rhodes

From helping their teams to phenomenal years to capturing the spotlight with their standout individual performances, the Courier has recognized four athletes— two from Claremont High and two from Webb — as its fall 2023 high school athletes of the season. Courier photos/Andrew Alonzo, and courtesy of Kristina Xu

Several of those interviewed for the new documentary, “Peter Case: a Million Miles Away,” said the acclaimed, twice Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and author should be playing larger venues, and that more people should be aware of his wide-ranging catalog. Case has no such grievances.

by Andrew Alonzo | Claremont High School Boys and girls cross-country Results from the November 3 Palomares League Finals at Ruben Ayala High School: with just 18 points, the […]

Ever since a devastating windstorm in January 2022, Claremont has been in a reflective mood when it comes to its urban forest. There have been private discussions, public meetings and much soul searching, and part of that involves an update to the city’s tree policy manual. Courier photo/Steven Felschundneff

“My family had many wonderful Christmas mornings where I would wake up before the sun in anticipation of opening gifts from Santa. There was one year however that was clearly a morning I’ll never forget. And even though it happened back in 1970, when I was 14, it had such an impact I remember it like it was yesterday.”

The Claremont City Council has authorized its new finance director, Jeremey Starkey, to repurchase taxable pension obligation bonds the city originally issued in 2006, after the holder of those bonds offered a discount.

Youth Theatre Works’ “Mary Poppins” premieres at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 17, with additional showings at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 18, and 2 p.m. Sunday, November 19. Those involved are looking forward to the production, but the road ahead for Youth Theatre Works is uncertain. “We’ve been operating under a lot of question marks, and then we’ve been really developing a tolerance for ambiguity and learning how to perform and produce under a veil of ambiguity,” said YTW Founder and Co-Director Kathy Kilsby. “We don’t know what’s going to happen to us.” Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

William Merrill (Bill) Moremen died peacefully on October 17 at Pilgrim Place Health Services Center, with his wife present. He was 95 years old.

A few years ago, the three-acre farm was just a vacant lot owned by the Pomona Unified School District. Now the grounds are teeming with life — towering corn stalks, shady trees, garden boxes overflowing with herbs, rows of fall and winter vegetables, and even a pen featuring the farm’s newest addition, goats. “Everything starts with a vision,” said Stephen Yorba, executive director of Community Partners 4 Innovation, a Pomona-based nonprofit dedicated to building urban farms throughout the city, and lead farmer at Lopez Urban Farm. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger

The Claremont Police Department recently received a $118,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to support its ongoing efforts to reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths on the city’s roadways. “This funding will strengthen our commitment to public safety in our community,” Claremont Police Chief Aaron Fate said in a news release. “We will be able to increase our efforts in making our roads safer for everyone and focus on critical areas such as distracted driving, impaired driving and speeding.” Courier photo/Steven Felschundneff

Claremont Courier event calendar: November 17-25, 2023

A Courier reader asked us to help her find the owner of this apparent child’s ring, which she found Wednesday in the parking lot of La Puerta Sports Park. If […]

Compassionate Pomona recently presented Reverend Jan Chase with the Ambassador Nathaniel and Elizabeth Davis 2023 Legacy Award at the Pomona Ebell Museum of History for her outstanding service to the Pomona community, a news release read.

The Claremont Police Department and the Axel Garcia family host their annual toy drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 2, at the police station, 570 W. Bonita Ave.

There’s so much to absorb during the annual Claremont Sunrise Rotary Turkey Trot, which returns Thanksgiving morning, and for the past decade, Claremont’s Joe O’Toole has basked in the experience one step at a time. “I love being out there, being just like everyone else who wants to be fit before we break bread as families,” said O’Toole, 60. Everyone else, of course, hasn’t endured what O’Toole has in confronting the inherited, incurable vision-stealing disease retinitis pigmentosa, which left him blind in his 20s after he watched it afflict his mother and uncle. Photo/courtesy of Elizabeth Tulac