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As publisher of the Claremont Courier, the financial decisions I make come with enormous highs and lows. When times are difficult, weighing the needs of the individual with the needs of the company can be excruciating. And there are rarely any good answers.

Claremont’s 2024 Independence Day committee invites local youth to participate in the city’s 74th annual Fourth of July celebration theme and national anthem contests.

Following a tumultuous seven hour meeting in which emotions ran extremely high, the Claremont City Council voted unanimously early Wednesday to affirm its “longstanding practice of not adopting resolutions or issuing proclamations that take an official city position on social or political issues that are not local to Claremont,” essentially rejecting an alternative declaration that would have called for a cease-fire in Gaza. This story will be updated later today. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger

Together We Prepare CPR and disaster preparation classes for El Roble eighth-graders have become a right of passage for thousands of middle-school students attending public schools in Claremont. Last week, the Rotary Club of Claremont just finished their 45th year of teaching at the school. The training includes three separate sessions covering not only CPR but also disaster preparation. Since its beginning, Rotarians have introduced CPR to over 21,000 students. Just this year it took 36 people to manage the classes, working with 459 students. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger

Military personnel pride themselves on being rugged and resilient, but even they aren’t immune to mental health challenges.

Claremont Little League’s 65th spring season got underway at 8 a.m. Saturday with three games at College Park and one at Griffith Park. In the majors, the Angels rode an Emiliano De La Cruz extra innings grand slam to a 5-3 win against the Mariners. The JV Twins topped the Pirates, 12-10. The farm division Rockhounds and Bulls tied, 4-4. The junior Dodgers beat the Brewers, 14-7. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

“Most young musical hobbyists opt out early, understandably discouraged by that inevitable, bruising first wave of disappointment and degradation. Others soldier on. Why? Some because it’s the only remotely marketable skill they possess. Most toil away at related day jobs and keep their dreams alive by night. And though a few of my contemporaries have risen up the ranks to respectability and acclaim, most of us are still kicking around the lower rungs, if not content with our lot, resigned.” Photo/Christopher Lockett

The Foothill Gold Line project segment from Glendora to Pomona is now more than 81% complete and remains on budget and on course for an early January 2025 substantial completion, […]

Make sure to keep up with physician check-ups and preventive screenings. It’s important to “know your numbers” when it comes to your health.

For many, being tasked to write a column about healthy living would be a welcome chance to offer personal tips on how they have kept Father Time, Mother Nature, and/or gravity at bay.

In 2018, Sustainable Claremont began utilizing a small plot behind the Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers, meeting place to turn hundreds of pounds of old food scraps into usable compost, a mix of decaying organic matter that can used as fertilizer.

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but that’s no reason to stop thinking about matters of the heart, because February is American Heart Month.

“For more than 10 years, St. Ambrose Episcopal Church has served our houseless neighbors in Claremont by offering showers and hot meals several times a week. This has been a meaningful and life-changing ministry for us and for our guests. But, as the parable goes, ‘We shouldn’t just be pulling people out of the river. We should go upstream to find out who’s pushing them in.’ So, our congregation began asking some bigger questions about the struggle of our houseless guests.” Courier photo/Steven Felschundneff

Growing up in Mobile, Alabama, 73-year-old Linda Perkins attended segregated schools and overcame various harsh challenges, all in the pursuit of knowledge. “We always got the leftover books from white people. You know, they were like 50 years old,” Perkins said. “That was the reality of Black people down there. But in spite of all that, Black people helped each other.” Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

“As a campus community devoted to openness, learning and mutual respect, we need to find our way to common ground in the face of sharply divergent commitments. We must affirm our values, recommitting to what unites us, and rather than heeding a call for repudiation and isolation, we must open inquiry, and reassert our human ties. Pomona opens doors, we don’t close them.” Photo/courtesy of Pomona College

Claremont Courier Event Calendar: February 23 – March 2, 2024

Big crowds flocked to California Botanic Garden’s Family Bird Festival on Sunday. The event showcased a variety of native birds, including the red-tailed hawk, great horned owl, and the incredible peregrine falcon, which can fly up to 240 mph and snatch prey right out of the air. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger