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Police looking for a suspect in a murder investigation ordered three people out of their car at gunpoint Thursday afternoon after a traffic stop in front of Claremont High, resulting in a 30 minute lockdown at the school. The 3:56 p.m. incident was preceded by one of Claremont’s license plate reader cameras picking up on a Toyota Yaris that had been flagged by police in Victorville in connection with a murder investigation in that city. Victorville authorities cautioned CPD the person they were looking for was armed and dangerous.

Members of the School Resource Officer Working Group, Lynn King-Tolliver, left, and Medina Collie listen to comments from the Claremont City Council on Tuesday. After some lively debate, the council voted 4-1 to approve the group’s recommendations to reimagine school safety in Claremont, including keeping the school resource officer. Seated behind King-Tolliver and Collie are assistant to the city manager Katie Wand, police captain Mike Ciszek and police chief Aaron Fate. The recommendation now heads to the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education for a vote. Check this Friday’s COURIER for an in-depth story on the council action.

After last week’s bye, the Claremont High School boys water polo team returned to action after press time Thursday, September 22 with a 5:30 p.m. home game against Burroughs in the Wolfpack Varsity Tournament, followed by a 7:30 p.m. match Friday against Temple City. On Saturday, September 24, tournament action continues with games against two TBA opponents. Game times are also TBA.

Next Tuesday, September 27, the Wolfpack will travel to Glendora to open up Palomares League play at 4 p.m.

Pomona College recently announced its President G. Gabrielle Starr was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Saturday, September 10. Starr was originally part of the 2020 cohort that included 276 total members such as singer Joan Baez, former United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., and author Ann Patchett. Due to the pandemic, ceremonies for the 2020 and 2021 cohorts were delayed until recently.

Webb Schools junior quarterback Ayan Kaushal darts away from Silver Valley linebacker Ayden Garcia during the third quarter of Saturday’s 38-7 home loss at Faculty Field in Claremont. Ayan connected on 15 of 29 attempts for 154 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Bryan Oglesby. Bryan finished the game with six receptions for 64 yards.

Claremont McKenna College government professor Christopher Nadon ignited a firestorm recently when he authored an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal questioning the school’s commitment to free speech, a contention the school disputes vociferously. In an August 26 statement, which was also published in the Journal, CMC President Hiram Chodosh rebuts many of Nadon’s claims, including that he was barred for teaching certain courses. This is where the differences of opinion begin.

Claremont Unified School District welcomed students back for the 2022-23 academic year today, continuing a rite of passage forever imbued with anticipation, anxiety, and opportunity. Most students we talked at Sumner Danbury Elementary and Claremont High were leaning into the anticipation aspect.

Claremont Unified School District heads back to class Wednesday, August 31, and teachers and administrators are brimming with excitement. Though it’s the second straight year since COVID-19 students will return to the district’s 10 campuses for first-day in-person instruction, many agreed it feels just a bit more normal.

Parents and guardians of Claremont Unified School District students are reminded the first day of the 2022-23 school year is Wednesday, August 31.

The election for Claremont Unified School District Board of Directors new trustee areas 1, 3 and 4 takes place November 8, and time is running out for those who wish to run.

It’s normal to feel nervous about the first day of school. Elementary schoolers wonder if they’ll like their new teacher, and high school students worry they can’t balance six advanced classes. But with shootings becoming more commonplace, a new, more chilling question arises: do students feel safe?

After a sleepless night of tossing and turning and constantly refreshing her inbox, the email Claremont Graduate University student Deja Darrington had been anxiously awaiting finally arrived. Upon opening it, she was immediately greeted by a celebratory message: The American Association of University Women had awarded her a fellowship of $18,000.

Mountain View Elementary School’s Ava Coronado, right to left, Espn Kinny, Maliyah Mccutcheon, Shyanne Mccutcheon, Sophia Citron, and teacher Alica Sanchez, were honored June 14th at the award ceremony for […]

On June 4, Vivian Webb School gradated its class of 2022. Days later on June 8, Webb’s schools announced that Vivian Webb School’s class of 2022 will “matriculate to the […]

In the coming months, the view from the 10 Freeway is going to look a little different. In a recent news release from Cal Poly Pomona, the university’s iconic CLA […]

On Friday, May 13, graduating seniors from high schools across San Bernardino and Riverside counties, were in great spirits during a performance by the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority. COURIER photo/Andrew Alonzo