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After years of mulling the idea of opening a wine making business with her husband, Jordan, Glendora native Cleo de la Torre finally took the leap of faith. After retiring from Claremont High, in spring 2020 the former English teacher and her husband opened Mas Alla Winesin San Diego.

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, city offices and the chamber of commerce will be closed. Regular business hours will resume Monday, November 28.

Michelle Téllez, an Associate Professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona, will present “Beyond the Wall: Fronteriza and Feminist Imaginaries” from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 30 in Scripps College’s Hampton Room. 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. The talk is free and open to the public.

The Tour de Foothills Family Ride 2022 has become a huge event for cyclists of all ages and experience levels, and this year’s, on Saturday, November 12, was no exception. By the time the day was done, more than 1,200 bikers spent the day with friends and family traversing several scenic routes.

Sometimes it’s important to stop and take a breath when assessing how a company is meeting its goals and challenges. That’s especially true for a nonprofit trying to make a difference in Claremont. On the surface for the Claremont COURIER, the good news is many things are also staying the same. The print edition continues to be delivered on Friday, the website is updated almost every day to stay on top of breaking news, our popular email newsletter is sent Thursday nights, each month we have a special edition inserted in the newspaper, and we continue our presence on social media, focusing on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (although we will evaluate if Twitter is still worthwhile as Elon Musk sinks the platform).

From a number standpoint, it’s easy to see the massive improvement for the COURIER when comparing revenue and expenses for 2021 to 2022. It’s important to keep in mind that in 2021, we were still dealing with issues from the pandemic. Although we developed a donation push back then, all the change going to nonprofit was still relatively new for our supporters.

Peaches the Rescue Dog

St. Luke Lutheran Church, 2050 N. Indian Hill, Claremont, invites the community to bring their pets to its sixth annual pet blessing service on Sunday, November 20 during its 10 a.m. service.

On Tuesday the Claremont Planning Commission approved a trio of resolutions which collectively move the proposed South Village transit-oriented development project one step closer to breaking ground. Two of the resolutions were largely procedural: approving the tract maps and the abandonment of Santa Fe Street as a public right of way. The third generated far more discussion as it dealt with parking, one of the more contentious aspects of the project.

Lionel Messi, Tom Brady, Michael Jordan. These people are the best at what they do. When you think of Messi, you think of soccer. Everyone thinks Messi is the best at soccer. Or maybe some people think Ronaldo is the best, but you can’t argue that Messi is not one of the best players in soccer. Everyone is excited about the World Cup that’s coming up. I’m also excited, but Messi said this will be his last World Cup. Isn’t that sad? I can’t imagine soccer without him.

If this were a year ago, we might be reporting on Jeff Hanlon’s “unlikely” victory in last week’s election to the Division III seat on Three Valleys Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors.

Claremont’s season came an end on Friday, November 11 when Mayfair came to town and left with a 12-7 win in the second round of the Division VII CIF-Southern Section football tournament.

Claremont’s Laemmle 5 Theatre will host two screenings of “Only in Theaters,” the new documentary about the long history and recent travails of Laemmle Theatres, at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19. The 1:30 p.m. screening will be followed by a Q and A with Laemmle President and CEO Greg Laemmle and the film’s director, Raphael Sbarge, which will be moderated by COURIER editor Mick Rhodes.

Public officials and veterans, including Assistant City Manger Jamie Earl, left, City Manager Adam Pirrie, council member Corey Calaycay, council member Jennifer Stark, Rudy Recinos, Ira Kwatcher, and Dave Mushinskie […]

On an Election Night when the nation was evenly divided, voters in Claremont appear to have chosen consistency by reelecting all three sitting council members. By 4:23 p.m. Thursday council member Jennifer Stark had claimed 74.4% of the votes in District 3, a full 48 percentage points ahead of her opponent, Maura Carter, who ran a very subtle campaign. The race in District 4 had tightened somewhat on Wednesday, but with 58% of the vote Mayor Jed Leano holds an insurmountable 16 percentage point lead over his challenger, Aundré Johnson. The vote tally in that race stood at 1,106 to 809. Meanwhile, in his race with Peter Yao, Mayor Pro Tem Ed Reece held at 54.3%, while Yao was at 45.7% buy a full percentage point. Reece led by 127 votes, 808 to 681.

Two local groups are hoping to tap into Claremont’s giving spirit this holiday season so three asylum-seeking families, including nine children, and one single man, might avoid becoming unhoused while awaiting their day in court. Since July, the asylum seekers — from Azerbaijan by way of Russia, Peru, Columbia, and Venezuela — have been housed in dorms at Claremont School of Theology. That gratis arrangement runs out December 21.