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I hope you all saw “Widow Clicquot,” which was showing recently at our beloved Laemmle Claremont 5 theater. It is a compelling story of an 18th century innovator who took over her husband’s Champagne business, finally becoming one of France’s first celebrated female entrepreneurs. This leads me to today, as I’m excited to delve into a topic on my mind: girl bosses!

Claremont Little League’s 12-year-old All-Star team continued cruising on Monday, securing their bid to the Southern California State Little League Tournament in decisive fashion with a 16-1 mercy win over Upland Foothill in Baldwin Park. With the win Claremont is 6-0 and is the section three champion. The team will play La Mirada, the section five champion, at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 20 on field 1 at Eastvale’s Harada Heritage Park, 13099 65th St. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

Congratulations to Dale Berger, who was chosen at random among the 35 readers who correctly identified last week’s “Where Am I?” as fabulous Higginbotham Park, at 600 Mt Carmel Dr.,  Claremont. Dale is now entered into the year-end drawing to receive a copy of the Courier’s new coffee table book of photography, “Timeless Claremont.” So “Where Am I” this week? Email your answer — and suggestions for future mystery photos — to for your chance to win, and please include your first and last name. Courier photo/Tom Smith

Unveiled last November, the “Ont+” visitors pass “allows the non-traveling public to visit ONT and enjoy the amenities on the post-security side of the passenger terminal,” according to a description at “It’s kind of a hearkening back to the old days where you used to be able to take family members right up to the gate or pick somebody right up at the gate,” said Lambert. “That all changed after 9/11 with the enhanced security.” To apply, visitors must complete the form at for a digital visitors pass. Photo/courtesy of Steve Lambert

The Vista Fire is 79% contained and essentially out after burning 2,936 acres, though some 396 fire personnel remain in the area cleaning up and rehabbing the landscape, fire officials reported Thursday. “The fire is pretty much out,” said U.S. Forest Service Spokesperson Nathan Judy. “We’re now doing a lot of mop up and suppression repair. We have our burned area emergency response team in there now to see if any habitats need to be rehabbed. They’ll put brush on top of burned areas or rocks so when the rains come they don’t erode everything off the hillside.” Courier photo/Peter Weinberger

Fire officials reported Wednesday that the Vista Fire, burning since July 7, is 67% contained after burning 2,936 acres. This photo from Tuesday shows the fire scars and damage from near Mt. Baldy. For the latest updates on the fire, visit the federal incident information management system website,, or the San Bernardino National Forest Facebook page at Courier photo/Peter Weinberger

Does the thought of sitting through a performance of Shakespeare in the park make you yawn or wince? Francis Beaumont wrote “The Knight of the Burning Pestle” in 1607 for people like you.

The U.S. Forest Service is reporting the Vista Fire near Mt. Baldy is 47% contained after charring some 2,936 acres since July 7. “We don’t have an active fire front,” said U.S. Forest Service Spokesperson Nathan Judy at 2:15 p.m. Monday. “The fire was wind tested over last two days with the thunder cells we’ve had, and our containment lines are holding. We haven’t had much fire activity at all.” Photo/by Peyton Rodriguez, USFS

Images so powerful it will make you laugh, cry, think, and visualize the beauty of a city full of life and history. This coffee table, photo-driven book gives the reader a birds-eye-view of the people and places that make Claremont such a unique and special place to live. Now you can preview pages of the book online and see why it’s become so popular. Courier photo/Steven Felschundneff

If you’re like most people, security and privacy are not of great concern to you. Most people fall victim to all kinds of scams and hacks. Let’s hope that’s not you, that you’re one of the few who goes out of your way to harden your computing devices to keep your information both private and secure. And you absolutely should in today’s world. Here are 10 simple things to drastically improve your cybersecurity and privacy on laptops, desktops, smartphones, and tablets.

Smoke from the Antonio Fire Near Baldy Village

The Vista Fire is no longer a threat to Mt. Baldy Resort and was 31% contained as of 10:20 a.m. Saturday. “With that black line,” a trench dug to bare mineral soil to cut a line between the unburned fuel and the fuel that’s burning, “we knocked that threat out. There is fire still burning to the east of it, and we’re inserting Hot Shot crews to work on those hot spots now,” U.S. Forest Service Spokesperson Nathan Judy said at 10:15 a.m. Saturday.

by Steve Harrison Feelings aren’t new to me. I was a soft kid. A snowflake. Both terms are much nicer than some of the words thrown at me during my […]

Starting next fall, community college students from across the state can enroll in online classes at Citrus College as part of the California Virtual Campus — Online Education Initiative.

Claremont Police Department explorers (L-R) Elia Rendon, Breana Gonzalez, and CJ Vergara, graduated last month from the Fontana PD Basic Explorer Academy after enduring six days at a “live-in” style academy where they received round-the-clock instruction on law enforcement topics.

To plan future park improvement projects, the City of Claremont is asking those who frequent city parks to take a five question survey at, or use the link provided in the July 3 edition of the city manager’s weekly news brief, which can be accessed under the “more news” selection on the homepage.

Claremont Courier event calendar: July 12-20, 2024

In a 4-1 vote, the Claremont City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday to give themselves a nearly 300 percent boost to their monthly stipend, going from $400 to $1,275. Mayor pro tem Corey Calaycay cast the sole “no” vote. The generous raise will go into effect after the November 5 general election and comes a year after Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 329, which allows cities to adjust city council members’ salaries based on population. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo