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He said, she said: Water dispute continues
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COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff The commercial building on the southeast corner of Arrow Highway and Indian Hill Boulevard was demolished by work crews this week, as the months-long redevelopment of the Peppertree Square site began. An anchor business has yet to be named for the shopping center, but the city is hopeful renovations will help to attract a business to replace Fresh & Easy, after the grocery chain pulled out last June.

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Mecca of mid-century:
Claremont Heritage delves into Claremont’s modern architecture with symposium
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Claremont COURIER/Saturday, September 29, 2012


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Flushing out the truth
Dear Editor: You can’t read body language from a PR piece that is crafted by an outsourced communication firm. Thank you for publishing Freeman Allen’s analysis in the Wednesday, September 26 edition of the COURIER, which pokes huge holes in Golden State Water’s propaganda mailer. As for GSW Vice President Denise Krueger’s letter on the next page—consider the source! Ms. Krueger makes $948,000 a year, what is she going to say? Claremont residents are highly educated. The GSW letter goes straight to credibility. In the COURIER Viewpoint published February 4, Golden State CEO Robert Sprowls had no problem saying, “Claremont is a great city...People care about each other and the quality of life.” These excessive water rates are taking away our quality of life. Now he needs Ms. Krueger to stand up for him?! He was ambushed!? Boo-hoo, and give me a break! GSW sold off its operation in Arizona because the regulatory state Utility Commissioners were going to be elected, not appointed. Read GSW’s comments in their financial disclosures, when they confirm operating in a “favorable regulatory environment.” Nothing will change with for-profit water companies until we do the same thing here in California. I applaud the David Goldstein investigative piece on CBS, and hope there is more to come.
Christina Moyer Claremont

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Agendas for city meetings are available at www.ci.claremont.ca.us Tuesday, October 2 Planning Commission Cancelled Wednesday, October 3 Redevelopment Agency Oversight Bd. City Hall, Citrus Room, 5 p.m. Community and Human Services Commission Council Chamber, 7 p.m. Thursday, October 4 CUSD Board of Education Kirkendall Center, 6:30 p.m.

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Claremont COURIER/Saturday, September 29, 2012


Dial-A-Ride transportation rates double to remain solvent


rices for cab rides from Claremont’s nonprofit transportation system Dial-A-Ride will be doubling.

The Claremont City Council approved the fare increase unanimously Tuesday night, with no comment from the public. With the council’s apCITY proval, Dial-A-Ride service costs will COUNCIL rise to $1.50 for seniors, $2.50 for the general public, $4 for outside the city or after hours, $1 for a second rider and $1 for group service by January 2013. Though fare increases, especially in economically difficult times, are not always favorable, council members and staff felt it was necessary in order to continue to provide the city-sponsored transportation service. “I know it’s always shocking when you double anything,” said Mayor Larry Schroeder. “I hate to raise rates, but if we are going to continue this program we have to do something.” Mr. Schroeder’s sentiments were echoed by a majority of the public surveyed at several community meetings over the last several months, said Claremont Management Analyst Cari Sneed. Presented with 3 options—doubling prices, cutting hours or limiting the number of rides one person can receive—nearly all were in favor of the first. Many of those surveyed felt limiting rides in any way “would be a detriment to their daily operations,” said Ms. Sneed, adding, “Those that expressed concern...did say with more efficient use of the service that they would still be able to maintain their livelihood through these fare increases.” Problems with available funding for the Dial-A-Ride program were first brought before the council last April. It was clear with the program’s increased popularity that something needed to be done in order to ensure that the program would continue at its current level. The dramatic rise seen in the general public use may be due in part to rising gas prices and the local economy, Ms. Sneed speculated with agreement from others. While membership has tripled, the price of Dial-A-Ride fares has remained the same since 2000.

“The Dial-A-Ride program is unsustainable at its current growth,” Ms. Sneed said. “The increase in ridership resulted in an increase of revenues, but not enough to offset the growth and the cost to operate the service. If we continue to grow at the current level, [Claremont Dial-A-Ride] will only survive for another 2-and-a-half years.” Cutting the program entirely was never an option considered by the city. Setting aside the appropriate funds to see the service continue through the next couple years, council directed the community and human services commission to review the program. Through an ad hoc committee, the commission found that most would like to see the city devote its money to programs such as Dial-A-Ride rather than purchasing passes through Foothill Transit or Metro. By raising the fees, the city believes it will be able to see the program continue for years to come. City council members and administration will continue to monitor the effects of raising the cab fares with a review to be held September 2013 and another in January 2014, a year after implementation of the increase. In the meantime, the city will look to host information sessions and other forms of education about the program to encourage proper usage and hopefully curb overusage. “As the council’s appointee to the PVTA, I can attest to the fact that they have really done their best to deal with the issue and be sensitive to the needs of our ridership,” Councilmember Joe Lyons said. “This is a good educational opportunity.”

to our residents,” Mr. Ramos said of Golden State’s recent literature, discussing the city’s attempt to acquire its water system. “We will also be sending out a piece that looks very similar to this that will be addressing what we feel are the truths about what’s going on with our inquiry to the water system. Some things that were stipulated in Golden State’s little water flyer are inaccurate and incorrect and we want to make sure that they have the truth out there.” The Claremont mailer is printed below. It can also be viewed at city hall or online at www.ci.claremont.ca.us. Economic partnership continues despite funding issues Claremont will look for ways to continue its membership with the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership (SGVEP) despite lack of identified funding sources. The SGVEP is a regional nonprofit collective that aims to improve the success rate of businesses and other economic stimuli throughout the region. Of the 31 cities that make up the San Gabriel Valley, 25 are members of the partnership. Direction was given to city staff by Councilmember Sam Pedroza and supported by Councilmember Joe Lyons, who believes the membership provides a vital benefit to the city. Though Claremont’s previous funding source—redevelopment monies—is no longer available, a secondary source should be found, according to Mr. Pedroza. “It truly is the voice for not just businesses, but for cities as well,” Mr. Pedroza said. “Claremont is a big part of the San Gabriel Valley and we would be a lost voice if we don’t reconsider our membership.” The city’s current membership is expected to expire late October. Research into a potential new funding source to continue Claremont’s SGVEP membership will be brought back to the council’s second meeting in October, according to City Manager Tony Ramos.
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com

City to respond to Golden State’s open letter on water rates In response to what the city is referring to as a “scare tactic” in the form of a letter sent out to Claremont residents by the Golden State Water Company last week, the city of Claremont will respond with its own letter to present what City Manager Tony Ramos states are “the truths.” “They are claiming several things that I think are very false and misleading...and in some regards are just outright lies. They are not being very clear and truthful

War of words continues as city bites back at Golden State Water


he back-and-forth between the city, Golden State Water and Claremont residents brings new meaning to the term water fight.
The ongoing battle with Golden State Water boiled over this week after CBS aired an investigative report by David Goldstein last Monday night. Mr. Goldstein’s record request to Golden State CEO and President Robert Sprowls to release documentation outlining GSW’s expenditures, including infrastructure updgrades, employee travel, entertainment expenses and health club memberships, was denied. As a private corporation, Golden State asserted that it is not required by law to release expense reports. Through a mass mailer to customers, GSW Vice President Denise Krueger challenged the reporter’s methods, stating that Mr. Goldstein did not address water usage when highlighting the $598.98 water bill provided by Claremont resident Hal Hargrave of Claremonter’s Against Outrageous Water Rates. In an effort to justify GSW’s request for a 24 percent rate increase, Ms. Krueger explained that the company’s “rates are designed to promote conservation.”

The Claremont City Council has responded to the fray by releasing a mass mailing to Claremont residents this week. The letter is printed below.
—Kathryn Dunn editor@claremont-courier.com

“Dear Claremont residents, Recently, you may have received a letter from Golden State Water Company (GSW) in which it tried to justify its high rates in Claremont. Don’t be fooled. This mailer is an attempt to distract you from Claremont’s continued opposition to GSW’s never-ending rate increases! Your city council is fighting GSW’s endless applications for rate increases. Not only is the city council actively opposing GSW’s recent application for a 24.54 percent increase, we are also examining other options in order to oppose GSW’s actions. So why is GSW so desperate and willing to run a mail campaign in Claremont? The answer is simple…profit. It is clear that GSW will spend any amount of money it takes to keep the cash flowing from Claremont ratepayers. Under state law, private water companies may submit rate increase applications to the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) every 3 years. GSW never misses an opportunity to raise rates in Claremont. In fact, Clare-

mont residents are forced to pay approximately 84 percent more than our neighbors who receive water from a municipally-operated provider. Under the PUC’s guidelines, private water companies, unlike municipally-operated providers, are guaranteed a profit. GSW generates extremely large profits. In the last quarter alone, GSW’s parent company announced profits of over $15 million. These profits come directly from ratepayers. Amazingly, GSW is attempting to blame their high water rates on Claremont residents. The company infers the high rates in our city are the result of our “consumption.” For the company to make these statements underscores the pressure they are feeling from the city, and you the ratepayer. We believe our residents are smart enough to realize that these statements are a smoke screen intended to distract attention from the company’s efforts to raise water rates yet again. Indeed, in its mail piece the company claims to provide water for “less than a penny per gallon,” however, it fails to mention the myriad of fees and other charges, including a WRAM fee, charged to ratepayers when they conserve water. The city of Claremont will continue to

be transparent in our effort to bring fairness to Claremont ratepayers. Furthermore, we will continue to evaluate all available options, including establishing a municipal water system in Claremont. State law prescribes ways to accomplish such a goal, including the use of eminent domain. We are currently in the midst of appraising the water system and assets in Claremont, and expect to receive a certified appraisal in October. We want to assure you that whichever course of action we take, our process will always remain transparent. Therefore, we found it imperative to write you and give you truthful information regarding GSW’s claims. GSW’s claims—including one that the city will raise property taxes to buy the water system in Claremont—are factless and illustrate how desperate the company has become. We can assure you that the city will identify and examine multiple options to fund and operate the system should the city council choose to end GSW’s monopoly and move forward with acquiring the water system. For more information regarding the city’s actions to oppose high water rates in Claremont, please visit www.ci.claremont.ca.us. Respectfully, The Claremont City Council”


Claremont COURIER/Saturday, September 29, 2012


Community celebrates city’s vibrant mid-century history


hen you think of Claremont architecture, a variety of inarguably historic styles come to

There are tall, decorative Victorian houses built in the late 19th century, and the bungalows of the early 20th century, some featuring rustic stonework. There is the Spanish Colonial revival style typified by the Claremont Depot and an array of beautifully-constructed Craftsman homes. If you’re not looking carefully, you might miss the fact that Claremont is also a mecca of mid-century architecture. Claremont Heritage wants to make sure you look carefully. The historic society is increasingly turning its focus to local buildings crafted in the style known as midcentury modern, which flourished in the wake of World War II. Many of these houses, business, churches and institutional edifices are now 50 or 60 years old, making them worthy of notice and eligible for preservation efforts. While each such design is unique, clean, often horizontal silhouettes, broken up by vertical elements, mark mid-century architecture. The line between building and nature is blurred by the use of natural hardwood, large-scale windows and outdoor courtyards with water
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Courtesy of Claremont Heritage A rendering of the home Fred McDowell designed for Karl Benjamin in the 1950s.

Wednesday, September 19 A skateboarder took a hard fall Wednesday night, but not as the result of a fancy skateboarding trick. The skateboarder allegedly glided through the intersection of Harvard and Bonita Avenue and collided with a vehicle making a lefthand turn onto Bonita. The driver continued on without stopping, while the skateboarder received medical treatment for his wrist and a reminder that riding skateboards in the Village is a violation of the city’s municipal code. The driver was not located. Thursday, September 20 A couple learned an unfortunate lesson in picking their battles Thursday night. After fighting with a stranger on the first level of the Village West parking structure, 470 W. First St., a man and his girlfriend drove up the structure and parked their vehicle on the top level. They later found a football-sized rock thrown through the rear window of the car. The stranger involved in the fight is suspected of the crime. He is described as a 6-foot-tall white male with blonde hair, weighing 170 pounds. He was wearing a John Deere shirt at the time of the incident. Friday, September 21 A strange man caused residents alarm when he was found hiding in the bushes of a residence in the 800 block of West Bonita Avenue. Manuel Corrales, 32, claimed his ex-girlfriend lived in the area and he was trying to get some of his belongings back from her apartment. Whether or not that story is true, he also happened to have a restraining order to keep away from this particular ex-girlfriend. Mr. Corrales was arrested for violating that court order. Saturday, September 22 A resident in the 400 block of Marygrove Road came to the aid of a neighbor seeking refuge from an abusive exboyfriend around 1 a.m. The woman said her ex-boyfriend, who was supposed to keep away from her per a restraining order, had arrived at her house and assaulted her, hitting her in the face with his fist 3 times. She had visible swelling to her face. The neighbor took in the girl and called the police as the ex-boyfriend attempted to break into the neighbor’s house. When police arrived, the man continued to be aggressive, kicking officers and resisting arrest. Police were finally able to restrain him and take him into the police station, where the trouble continued. When officers attempted to take fingerprints at the time of booking, he fought again, and a taser was used to restrain him. Because of the taser, he was taken to a local hospital for treatment, and once released was sent to county jail. He is being charged with violating a court order as well as resisting/obstructing an officer. Sunday, September 23 A couple of residents in the 800 block of Kent Drive received an unpleasant surprise when they discovered a person they assumed was a family member in the house was actually a burglar. By the time the discovery was made, it was too late. The burglar took off with a watch

Burglars busy on day usually reserved for rest and relaxation
On Sunday, September 23 a house burglar in the 100 of College Way didn’t just take jewelry or electronics, he took the whole front door. A realtor in charge of the home was contacted by a neighbor and told that the front door of the residence was left open. The realtor arrived to find that the door was missing altogether. The oven and a couple silk plants were also missing. Police believe the burglar entered the home by using the realtor’s key stored in a secured lock box at the location. The damage is estimated at about $1450. There are no suspects at this time.

valued at $200. He is described as a 30year-old white male, weighing about 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a tan shirt with numbers written on it. **** A visitor to the Claremont Colleges arrived on campus around 5:30 p.m. and was unable to leave, and not because of a newfound love for Claremont or because of an impromptu sleepover. The visitor returned to their Jeep, parked in the 500 block of Ninth Street, to find that all 4 wheels were missing. The Jeep was found idle atop a set of blocks. The stolen tires are an estimated $800 to replace. Monday, September 24 A couple of 17-year-old high school students playing hooky didn’t get very far Monday afternoon. The pair was spotted by a proctor at nearby Cahuilla Park, one with a Gatorade bottle filled with vodka. The student without a drink was sent back to class. The other was sent to jail until released to his mother. **** A motorcyclist was airlifted to the hospital Monday morning after sustaining injuries from an accident that threw him from his bike near the intersection of

Arrow Highway and Mountain Avenue. The driver of the other vehicle involved had reportedly made a left in front of the motorcycle and they collided. The motorcyclist was conscious, but told officers that he was unable to feel his legs. He was airlifted to USC Medical for further assistance. His condition is unknown at this time. Tuesday, September 25 Nearly 100 plants were reported missing from the front yard of a residence located within a gated community in the 100 block of Castleton Drive. The green heist took place sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. A police report was taken and investigation continues. **** A thief took off on a solo joyride on a stolen tandem bicycle early Tuesday morning. The bicycle was stolen from a residence in the 600 block of Leyden Lane, located within Pilgrim Place. The thief used bolt cutters to forcibly remove the bike, valued at about $2,000. He is described as a white male wearing a baseball hat, a gray sweater and gray sweatpants.
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, September 29, 2012


COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff Architect Hicks Stone, the son of Edward Durell Stone, discusses the design work of his famous father during a symposium on Claremont Modernism at the Claremont University Consortium on Thursday. The elder Mr. Stone designed landmark buildings at Harvey Mudd College and the Claremont School of Theology. CLAREMONT MODERNISM continued from the previous page

Courtesy of Claremont Heritage Noted modernist architect Theodore Criley Jr. designed the sanctuary of the Claremont United Church of Christ in the 1950s. BELOW: Barbara Lamprecht, an author and expert on Richard Neutra, speaks about some of the noted mid-century modern designs in the city. The lecture was a fundraiser for Claremont Heritage.

features and landscaping. Decorative embellishments, often forged of concrete, help beautify midcentury homes and humanize largerscale buildings. In many cases, innovations such as Moorish-inspired concrete screens, trellises and overhangs also serve to filter the bright southern California sunlight. “There is a massive infusion of light and all its incantations in all of the works of the early modern architects. In Claremont, there is a very interesting motif. Light is always being calibrated, perforated, screened,” author and Richard Neutra expert Barbara Lamprecht shared at a Claremont Modern Symposium, held Thursday evening at the newly-renovated Administrative Campus Center of the Claremont University Consortium. The symposium celebrated an often undervalued era in local architecture, when world-famous designers— Theodore Criley Jr., Richard Neutra, Millard Sheets and Edward Durell Stone, among others—left their mark on the City of Trees. Other speakers included Alan Hess, author of Palm Springs Weekend: The Architecture and Design of a Mid-century Oasis, and architect Hicks Stone, who is notably the son of Edward Durell Stone. The elder Mr. Stone was a mid-century architectural luminary responsible for Claremont landmarks such as the Kresge Chapel and the campus master plan at the Claremont School of Theology (1963) and the master plan for Harvey Mudd College (1959). He also designed world-famous landmarks like the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the US Embassy in New Delhi and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. At the symposium, the younger Mr.

Stone shared stories of the personal life and career of his father, who was highly influenced by his association with and admiration of Frank Lloyd Wright. He will delve further into the subject of his brilliant and sometimes troubled father at a talk to be held at the Claremont University Consortium Campus Center (101 S. Mills Ave.) today, Saturday, September 29, from noon to 2 p.m. There is a suggested $10 donation for his discussion, which is open to the public. The evening’s final speaker was Mr. Hess, who noted that it’s only been in the last 10-15 years that design aficionados have woken up to the treasure trove of mid-century architecture in Palm Springs. He predicted that Claremont modernism is due for a similar revival of interest. Commercial buildings like restaurants, fast-food joints, banks and car dealerships were often crafted with just as much artistry as designer homes and college edifices, he noted. After all, one of the foremost goals of mid-century modern architects was to use technological advances to beautify the lives of the average citizen. Mr. Hess emphasized the deleterious effects of ignoring the vision of these pioneering architects. These include everything from the introduction of an ugly, mass-produced bench that blights the stonework of an exterior area of the former Pomona Mall, now home of the Pomona Arts Colony. And, with apologies to Walter’s Restaurant, he also lamented the transformation of the beautiful architectural landmark that was Hendrick’s Pharmacy. (It should be noted that a major fire in the 1980s spurred a series of renovations he characterized as “death by a thousand cuts.”) The Claremont University Consortium venue—an airy and modern creation by the Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis

architectural firm, with a nod to mid-century design—could hardly have been a more appropriate locale for the presentation. The Administrative Campus Center, once a serviceable, steel-framed structure housing facilities, opened its doors in the summer of 2011. In an effort to unite town and gown, the Consortium designed the redux to include space for community events as well as for its administration headquarters. By night, the exterior of the building is illumined by LED lights embedded in the cedar screen that provides an entrance canopy and façade for 740 feet of the building. Along with 150 skylights harnessing natural light, the interior of the building features a sizeable art-piece installation of blue and green LED lights created by Jason Krugman. Guests at community events sit on leather chairs or on carpeted bleachers rising from the dais. Before the presentation, guests were treated to a reception featuring hors d’ourves, including cheese and crackers and an artichoke and sundried tomato bruschetta, and white and red Big Cahunabrand wine. After the experts’ talks, the

audience was invited to ask questions in a panel discussion. John Neiuber, president of Claremont Heritage and an aficionado of mid-century architecture, was just one of the many community members who attended the full-house presentation. “I found it incredibly informative,” said Mr. Neiuber, who has a basement room in his Craftsman home that is a shrine to mid-century barware and lounge culture. “I especially loved hearing Hicks Stone talk about his father. You don’t have to go to Los Angeles or Los Vegas or Palm Springs to see great architecture.” Next up for Claremont Heritage is its 30th annual Home Tour, set for Sunday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Themed “Neighbors and Neighborhoods,” this year’s event will showcase 6 homes on historic Indian Hill Boulevard. A complete story on the home tour will be published in an upcoming edition. For more information, call 621-0848 or email info@Claremont Heritage.org.
—Sarah Torribio storribio@claremont-courier.com

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, September 29, 2012


Taste-ful memories and modern updates
by Jan Wheatcroft


kay, so here I am writing another piece about food. I guess I do spend a large amount of time and energy thinking about and eating food. I watch a great variety of food programs on television, read recipes as if they were short stories and can get lost in any kind of market as a browser as well as a buyer. And I come about this quite naturally as my mother was a “foodie,” not only as the shopper and preparer of our meals but as one who enjoyed the entire process with her whole being.
My mother read cookbooks like novels and loved to try out dishes that no one else was eating among my friends. She enjoyed giving dinner parties and serving rather exotic dishes which were not commonplace in North Hollywood in the fifties. We ate braised rabbit, snails (escargot in the French manner, dripping in garlic butter), Indian curries with a host of side dishes as well as a huge, whole pig that was roasted for Christmas dinner when I was 10 years old. The reading of cookbooks and the planning of meals was something that gave her great pleasure. She disappeared into her own world, licking her lips in anticipation, often sitting up in bed with a list at her side. We were a meat-eating family, with beef being the meat of preference. I remember big 7-bone roasts, all crispy and salty on the outside and rare and juicy inside. We had stews encased in rich gravies, beef

encrusted in a savory dough, roulades with lovely fillings, lamb, pork roasts and a variety of chops, from the hearty pork chop with homemade apple sauce to the delicate little lamb chops with mint jelly. Rice dishes, potatoes and vegetables took second place to the main, meaty meal. My favorite meal of all time was made by Sirreaner Malone, the woman who cared for me growing up and kept our lives in order for many years. She made the best fried chicken I have ever eaten (and it just gets better with every passing year of my memory). The meat was juicy and the outside so crisp and flavorful that I would happily stuff myself and then chew and crunch the bones until they were small shards left on the plate. The fried chicken was always served with buttery mashed potatoes and peas. The dessert was Sirreaner’s apple pie, the pie that I hold as an unmatchable measure to every apple pie I now might eat. The crust was light and buttery (or maybe it was lardy) and the inside sweet and soft, and it was always served with vanilla ice cream. No one has ever matched that perfect meal. I always ordered it for my birthday dinner.

For her birthday meal, my sister liked to go to the Imperial Gardens, a Japanese restaurant at the top of the Sunset Strip. It was exotic and different. We sat on cushions on the floor in a private room and ordered beef Sukiyaki cooked at our table by a woman in a kimono and ate our food with chopsticks. Remember, this was over 50 years ago. I didn’t know other families who did this. It was a special treat. Today we have farmers’ markets bringing us fresh produce, chefs who pride themselves in creating dishes from locally sourced meats, cheeses, oils and vegetables and mixing cuisines and techniques. I prefer the rustic, simple fare. Even when I travel, I prefer to spend my money and my mealtime in the local bistros and trattorias trying local dishes. When I go to London, I make a pilgrimage to a sweet South Indian Vegetarian restaurant in Hammersmith called Sagar. Sometimes the meals are better than others my friend Frances says but the pompadums are wonderful, the thalis are better than anything I’ve had in the LA area and I rarely deviate and try something different. In Arcadia, there are some very good dumpling restaurants where one can watch the men making the dumplings as fast as they can, as the places are always crowded. However, my favorite dish there is the green beans in garlic, which is just delicious. I once spent 2 weeks in Sri Lanka at an organic yoga retreat center doing a writing course. There was a special outdoor open room painted orange and blue with benches all around the sides. We ate 2 fabulous vegetarian meals a day placed on the center floor on huge platters. There were mounds of local eggplants, squash, beans, rice, potatoes, exotic greens and more all highly seasoned with local
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Claremont COURIER/Saturday, September 29, 2012


Going native
Dear Editor: Thank you for publishing Margaret Johnson’s letter on September 23, “Where’s the Beauty?” Ms. Johnson makes a great point when she wrote, “If you feel the need to let your lawn die and go with a drought-resistant landscape, please do it right.” I couldn’t agree more! All too often, native landscapes or climate-appropriate gardens get a bum rap because spaces that are intended to be native or drought-resistant are not well maintained or designed. I encourage COURIER readers to learn more about the environmental effects of large, lush green lawns. Although many people are accustomed to the aesthetic of turf yards, lawns consume a lot of our limited resources—including vast amounts of water. And, all too often, the grasses used are not native to southern California and as a result do not support native wildlife. If people are looking for inspiration for how to create well-designed and climate-appropriate landscapes, they don’t
READERS’ COMMENTS The COURIER welcomes all readers’ comments on any issue or topic. Comments may be submitted by email to editor@claremontcourier.com, by fax 621-4072, by mail 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Ste. 205B, Claremont, CA 91711, or hand-delivery. Email is the preferred method. Deadline for submissions in the Wednesday issue is Friday at 5 p.m.; the deadline for the Saturday issue is Wednesday at 5 p.m. The COURIER cannot guarantee publication of every letter. We reserve the right to edit letters for space. Letters should not exceed 250 words.

have far to go. Just stroll through our city of trees and PhDs and admire the numerous beautiful native plant and Mediterranean landscapes. Sustainable Claremont has a garden club, which welcomes people at all levels of expertise. And, of course, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is hosting the Fall Planting Festival on November 3, with various speakers on this topic. We also provide many classes to help homeowners design their yard throughout the year. Saving water and going native is beautiful. As with any garden though, it needs good design and maintenance.
Patrick Larkin Executive Director Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Swan song
Dear Editor: As always, thanks to the COURIER for doing such an incredible job with the obituaries. In the Wednesday, September 26 edition, Robert Swan’s life was captured eloquently. I would like to add that I met Bob while principal of Oakmont Elementary School. He quietly walked into my office shortly after I began as principal and asked if he could volunteer to help improve students’ reading levels. I immediately said yes and, over the next 6 years, he spent countless hours at the school, as well as at Vista. His passion for investigating the imstreets and finally settled on a restaurant called Morning Glory, which was also a cooking school. We really feasted there, ordering fabulous dishes and sharing them all. We ate a shrimp stuffed pancake, a dish of sautéed pumpkin with crushed peanuts, garlic and basil, a fish baked in a caramel sauce, sliced duck breast with mango and passion fruit sauce and coconut rice and a fresh morning glory salad. It was a feast and we left nothing. After that meal, nothing we ate was quite as good except for the Mekong Delta Sour Fish Soup cooked at our table at a small working man’s cafe. The soup pot seemed to contain a fleshy white fish, tomato, greens, pineapple, lemon juice, sprouts basil green onion, celery and some fish sauce (nuc mam). I find that as I age my taste buds are not as sensitive as they once were and I need food to be more highly flavored. Long ago I gave up eating red meats and pork but once a year I get a yen for a good piece of beef and no one can grill a fillet like my friend, Kim Ridder. I am sad to say that I have already eaten this year’s plate of her perfectly grilled beef and twice baked potato and now have to wait another year. I have inherited my shape from my father—round, heavy—and from my mother a love of eating, experimenting and discovering the richness and variety in all dishes the world over. This has produced a traveler who enjoys new places but also savors world travel through food in all its glorious aspects.

pacts of lighting on learning was conveyed to us and we examined the potential impact of high levels of fluorescent lighting in the schools. We explored how students could potentially benefit from reducing this artificial light and actually learn more under lower levels of natural light. Bob mentored and cared for us all. He assisted students in researching the environments they were learning to read in and he inserviced the staff. Students loved working with him. Bob and I spent many hours going over his research and implementing change in the classrooms, much of which still is in place at Oakmont and Vista. Bob loved working with the students and the staff and became an integral part of the schools. Unfortunately, Bob passed before his research could go to print, but I cannot stop thinking that the incredible growth Vista and Oakmont have made in their API and AYP scores has a little bit to do with Dr. Bob Swan. Bob’s life work lives on in many members of the Vista and Oakmont staff ,and his impact on student learning in the schools will never be fully known. We

are very fortunate to live in a community where volunteers like Bob can have such an impact on our schools. Thank you, Bob...from the Oakmont and Vista students and staff, and from a grateful district.
Kevin Ward Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources Claremont Unified School District

Romney’s foreign policy
Dear Editor: Here we go again. President Obama has dusted off the old liberal claim that conservatives are war mongers and is using it against Mitt Romney. Mr. Romney has been critical of President Obama’s foreign policy, especially in regards to enemies such as Islamic terrorists. Mr. Romney has no such thing in mind. Of course, his stance can be summed up by noting he favors a strong military force and a diplomatic strategy that defends American interests. If anything, a policy of deterence is likely to be more effective than President Obama’s in preventing violence, as the president knows. President Obama has touted “hope and change.” Now he has resorted to fear-mongering. Voters have seen this before and they won’t fall for it this time around. Tony Papa

Doty Hale
Doty Hale, a longtime Claremonter who served as a professor of education and the director of the Stone Library at Claremont Graduate University, died August 27, 2012 at Pomona Valley Hospital. She was 73. A celebration of Ms. Hale’s life will be held Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to noon at her house at 248 W. 7th St. in Claremont. Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome.

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herbs and spices and homemade breads for dipping and scooping up the food. It stimulated all the senses with great smells, beautiful, colorful foods, wonderful textures and delicious tastes. That was the only place I ever saw such an array of tempting dishes that more than lived up to their smells and visual seductiveness. Frances and I spent some time driving along the canals of France stopping along the way to walk, browse, explore and eat. I remember having long, wonderful meals at simple inns overlooking the canal. One meal went on and on and we almost missed the dessert as we rose to leave the table after a cheese plate and were told to sit down by fellow diners who had been served their dessert before us. In Madurai, South India we found a worker’s cafe—all vegetarian—that served the best thalis I have ever eaten. Thalis are served on a large plate or big banana leaf and consist of a center of rice and small pots of wet and dry curries, sauces and lentils or dhal, raita or yogurt sauce, and perhaps a sweet and includes a bread as well. One mixes the sauces and curries with the rice and eats with the right hand or a spoon if there is one. We went back to this small local restaurant every day that we stayed in Madurai and loved to see the happy, smiling faces of the young serving boys who heaped our plates full of the very best tasting Indian food. In Hoi An, Vietnam, Frances and I wandered along the quaint but touristy

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BOOKMARK Barbara Cheatley

on’t give her fantasy. Don’t give her sci-fi. When it comes to reading, Barbara Cheatley, owner of Barbara Cheatley Antiques in Claremont, wants a slice of life.

Most often, this reality check comes in the form of biography, her favorite literary genre. Recently, she read Frank and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage, a book by Hazel Rowley charting the unconventional union of the 32nd president and his outspoken first lady, which prevailed through political strife and infidelity. “They just seemed to work it out,” Ms. Cheatley said. “It’s amazing that they could live such parallel lives and still basically love each other.” FDR—whose tenure coincided with the tumultuous years of the Depression and World War II—was famously in the company of his longtime secretary and mistress Lucy Mercer at the time of his death. There is also some speculation that Ms. Roosevelt found
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solace in affairs with friends of both sexes as well as through political action like her support of the United Nations.

“Eleanor Roosevelt was way ahead of her time,” noted Ms. Cheatley. “She spoke in public a lot and was the first first lady to take an active role, not just in her husband’s life but in her causes.”
According to Ms. Cheatley, the chronicle of the Roosevelts was the perfect follow-up to the previous biography she read, Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt. David McCullough’s biography charts Roosevelt’s coming of age, from a childhood blighted by frailty but blessed with love to his escape to the Badlands of North Dakota after the tragic death of his first wife. Mr. Roosevelt embarked on his Western adventures in 1883, first as a hunter and then as a cattle rancher. His

exposure to the decimation of big game and the overgrazing of the grasslands would inspire his later conservation efforts. The experience also “took the snob out of him,” teaching him to value people for their accomplishments as opposed to their social status. “It was really interesting how his time in the West affected him,” Ms. Cheatley said. Along with being ripping yarns, the 2 Roosevelt biographies provided Ms. Cheatley with a sense of the continuity of history. After all, Eleanor Roosevelt, who was orphaned as a child, was given away by her Uncle Teddy at her wedding. Ms. Cheatley enjoyed learning more about the Roosevelt men, but she more often tends towards books about independent women. She’ll read anything she can find about Katharine Hepburn, and really enjoyed a recent biography about the American interior designer and socialite Sister Parish, Sister Parish: The Life of the Legendary Interior Designer. (Considering the book only came out September 1, it’s evident Ms. Cheatley—who laments, “I hardly have time for reading”—devours far more books than she lets on.)

The book, which was written by Ms. Parish’s daughter and granddaughter, Apple Parish Bartlett and Susan Bartlett Crater, along with noted designer Bunny Williams, draws heavily from an autobiography Sister Parish began before her death. Ms. Parish first began designing professionally as a way to help her family through the austerities of the Depression. Among her many accomplishments, she was the first interior designer brought in to decorate the Kennedy White House. She was partial to the English country house look, an aesthetic marked by an eclectic, livedin and unassuming elegance that Ms. Cheatley shares. Looking around Ms. Cheatley’s store, full of housewares and collectibles of homey beauty that hearkens to bygone eras, it’s easy to see why she would like Ms. Parish. Ms. Parish once wrote of her design philosophy, “As a child, I discovered the happy feelings that familiar things can bring—an old apple tree, a favorite garden, the smell of a fresh-clipped hedge, simply knowing that when you round the corner, nothing will be changed, nothing will be gone. I try to instill the lucky part of my life in each house that I do. Some think a decorator should change a house. I try to give permanence to a house, to bring out the experiences, the memories, the feelings that make it a home.” And of course, there’s also the matter

of historical continuity. After trying to remember where she had heard the name Parish before, Ms. Cheatley realized something: “Eleanor Roosevelt got married in Sister Parish’s husband’s grandmother’s house, so I’m back to the Roosevelts.” While Ms. Cheatley, who most often reads in bed, loves the chronicling of lives, she doesn’t completely eschew fiction. She enjoys Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series and occasionally indulges in a novel by Rosamund Pilter. “It’s frivolous reading but it’s good reading,” she said. “She’s a good storyteller.” Considering her penchant for popular biography, light fiction and floral patterns, it’s somewhat surprising that Ms. Cheatley has a fondness for the somewhat bleak novels of John Steinbeck and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Her love of Shakespearean works like The Tempest, Hamlet and Macbeth is also notable.   “I thank my father for that,” she said. When Ms. Cheatley was in junior high, she watched an adaptation of a Shakespearean play on television with her father. “My dad said, ‘Barbara, if you get my book of Shakespeare and follow along, you’ll understand the words,’” she recalled. “I did it and a light went off. I really liked it.”
—Sarah Torribio storribio@claremont-courier.com

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An evening with author Robert Massie III
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Massie III will discuss “History, Biography and Human Agency” at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. 8th St., on Monday, October 1 from 6:45 to 8 p.m. Mr. Massie authored Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman, Nicholas and Alexandra, and Peter the Great: His Life and World, for which he earned the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for biography. Mr. Massie served as president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991. For information, visit www.collegescalendar.org or call 621-8244.

organ tomorrow, Sunday, September 30 at 3 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th St. The performance is free and open to the public. For information, call 607-2671.

on Aging for those approaching retirement, newly-retired, or still in the work force. This program is free and includes light refreshments. To register for this presentation, call 399-5488.

Drug take-back event today
The Drug Enforcement Administration and government, community, public health and law enforcement partners are again offering the community an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs. Today, Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents may safely dispose of unused, expired or excess prescription drugs in the front lobby of the Claremont Police Department. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. No appointment is necessary. The Claremont Police Department is located at 570 W. Bonita Ave. For questions, call 399-5411.

Sustainable Claremont puts focus on Fair Trade movement
Sustainable Claremont will host its 4th annual meeting on Monday, October 1 with featured speaker Joan Harper, coordinator of Fair Trade LA. Ms. Harper will discuss “Fair Trade in So Cal and Globally.” The meeting will be held at the Padual Hills Theater from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Local Fair Trade vendors will hold an expo and Sustainable Claremont will present awards to honor local participants for sustainability efforts. Refreshments will be served. For information, visit www.sustainableclaremont.org

Arts and crafts spots still available for Village Venture
Village Venture will return Saturday, October 27 attracting an estimated 20,000 visitors. According to organizers, booths are still available for arts and crafts vendors. Applications are available for download on the chamber’s website at www.claremontchamber.org. Chamber representatives will review and approve all applications. For questions or information, call 624-1681 or email contact@claremontchamber.org.

Senior excursion to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
The Claremont Senior Program has scheduled a trip to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Thursday, November 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees may explore the library and see a full -cale replica of the Oval Office, a large piece of the Berlin Wall and thousands of gifts of state that the President and Mrs. Reagan received during his administration, as well as a new feature at the museum called “Inside the White House.” Guests will go inside the retired Air Force One airplane before enjoying a buffet lunch. Tickets are $40 for Claremont residents and $45 for non-residents; lunch is included. Trips are open to adults ages 50 and over. For information or to register, call 399-5488.

The evolution of Claremontʼs neighborhoods
Ginger Elliot of Claremont Heritage will deliver a presentation on the evolution of Claremont’s neighborhoods on Tuesday, October 9 at 5:30 p.m. Included in her presentation will be aerial photos and original maps that will be on display as part of the Claremont Heritage Home Tour. This presentation will be held at the historic Garner House at 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The After Work program is hosted by the Committee

From Claremont composers, organist William Peterson
Pomona College organist William Peterson will offer a recital of music by Pomona College and Claremont composers, including William G. Blanchard, John Cage, Joseph Clokey, Tom Flaherty, Wilbur Held, Karl Kohn, Orpha Ochse and others on the Hill Memorial

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Workers remove one of the air conditioning units during demolition of the building at the corner of Arrow Highway and Indian Hill Boulevard on Tuesday in Claremont. During the process, they separated out materials such as metal that could be recycled.


ore than a year after the city council granted approval for demolition at Claremont’s Peppertree Square, the walls have come tumbling down.
The troubled center’s revitalization, which has sat at the top of the city’s priorities for years, is no longer sitting idle.  Demolition commenced early this week on a front portion of the shopping complex, located at the southeast corner of Arrow Highway and Indian Hill Boulevard. Demolition of the corner building, once home to the likes of Wherehouse Music, began the first step in a series of changes that will be taking place at the center throughout the remainder of 2012 and beyond. A few more permits are needed before further renovations take place, but they should be obtained within the next few weeks, according to Brian Desatnik, director of community development. Though an estimated completion date is unknown at this time, those involved in the project say they are just relieved and pleased to see Phase I of construction finally in action. “We are moving forward, giving the center a clean look and removing the building that obstructs the interior from view,” said Nick Quackenbos, broker for the owners of Peppertree, who reside in China. “The economy is picking up, albeit slowly, but we are confident that we will get [the center] filled.” Plans for the revitalization of the Peppertree shopping center began several years ago with a Walgreen’s Pharmacy slated for occupancy within the center. Soon after, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market also signed on to the project. Though the project seemed to be moving along accordingly, it soon proved to be the beginning of many frustrations for the city. Plans began to fizzle in late spring 2010 when Walgreen’s pulled out of the deal. Fresh & Easy maintained its plan to stay in the center, and the center’s redesign with Fresh & Easy as the anchor was approved in July 2011. However, frustrations mounted again when Fresh & Easy pulled out of the nearly shovel-ready project last June as troubles brewed with
Demolition of the old Wherehouse Records building at the southeast corner of Arrow Highway and Indian Hill Boulevard took a couple of days to be completed. The tear-down was the first step in a months long revamp of the retail complex.

As walls come down, Peppertree development moves forward
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Work at Peppertree Square this week also includes the removal of several mature trees.

their corporate office. It was not because of the city of Claremont, emphasized Mr. Quackenbos. Fresh & Easy’s departure will not hinder the project moving forward or its design, added architect Paul Wheeler. “We are making it really consumer-friendly,” Mr. Wheeler said. “We are making it ADA accessible, trimming the trees and redoing the parking lot. The merchants down there are very happy.”
Workers use a hydraulic excavator to knock down the roof and walls of the corner building at Peppertree Square on Tuesday in Claremont. The building was seen as an impediment to the redevelopment of the site because it blocked the view of stores at the complex.

The commercial building on the southeast corner of Arrow Highway and Indian Hill Boulevard in Claremont was demolished by work crews this week as the months-long redevelopment of the Peppertree Square site began. The project has long been a priority for city officials who see the development as an underutilized retail location.

s construction moves forward following demolition, Mr. Wheeler will be working on incorporating several new design changes to the shopping center. These additions include adding raised and pointed rooftops as “focal points” to the existing buildings, inspired by the mountainscape to the north.
The color scheme will feature creams and a variety of greens, with added green waving designs inspired by Mr. Wheeler’s view of the Chino Hills behind the shopping center. A covered patio area will be fixed near the set of buildings where Subway resides.

“The whole center is this rough 1970s plaster with blue, and very cold,” Mr. Wheeler said. His plan is to warm it up. “Right now it’s very boxed in. We are going to knock down that [front] building...and every building will have fresh ceramic tiles. It will give the whole center a fresh new look.” Two large spaces will remain for potential anchors to the center. One is an estimated 18,000 square feet, the other approximately 10,000, but both are flexible depending on the tenant, according to Mr. Quackenbos. He says several markets similar in size to Fresh & Easy and Sprouts have expressed interest, but would not disclose names as nothing has been finalized at this time. In the months ahead, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Quackenbos and others will keep busy moving toward the next phase of construction, which includes reconfiguring the parking lot and other renovations. The construction itself will take place in several phases so that current Peppertree businesses are able to keep their doors open to customers, according to Mr. Wheeler.
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com

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Anne Harrington and Robert Bexton will be married in late October at Claremont United Methodist Church. The bride-to-be, a Claremont High School graduate, is the daughter of Ron and Carolyn Harrington of Claremont. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and a Master of Architecture degree from UCLA. Ms. Harrington works as a designer at Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners in Santa Monica. The groom-to-be is the son of Elizabeth Falor Carducci of Auburn, California and Harold Bexton of Novato, California. He graduated from Redwood High School in Larkspur, California and earned a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree from UCLA. He works as a financial analyst at Aristotle Capital Management in Los Angeles. The couple met on a blind date at Morton’s in Beverly Hills. He proposed 18 months later while hiking the Na Pali Coast on the island of Kauai.

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Case No: FN2011-092209 SUMMONS SUPERIOR COURT OF ARIZONA MARICOPA COUNTY In Re the Marriage of: ANGELLE J HARRIS Petitioner AVERY D OSBORNE Respondent WARNING: This is an official document from the court that affects your rights. Read this carefully, if you do not understand it, contact a lawyer for help. FROM THE STATE OF ARIZONA TO AVERY D OSBORNE 1. A lawsuit has been filed against you. A copy of the lawsuit and other court papers are served on you with this "Summons". 2. If you do not want a judgment or order taken against you without your input, you must file a "Response" in writing with the court, and pay the filing fee. If you do not file a "Response" the other party may be given the relief requested in his/her Petition or Complaint. To file your "Response" take, or send, the "Response", along with the filing fee, to the Clerk of the Superior Court, Central Court Building, 201 West Jefferson, 1st Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003 or Clerk of the Superior Court, Southeast Court Complex, 222 East Javelina Drive, 1st Floor, Mesa, AZ 85210 or Clerk of the Superior Court, Northwest Court Complex, 14264 W. Tierra Buena Ln, Surprise, AZ 85374, Northwest Court Complex, 18380 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032. Mail a copy of your "Response" to the other party at the address listed on the top of this Summons. 3. If this "Summons" and the other court papers were served on you by a registered process server or the Sheriff, within the State of Arizona, your "Response" must be filed within TWENTY (20) CALENDAR DAYS from the date you were served, not counting the day you were served. If this "Summons" and the other papers were served on you by a registered process server or the Sheriff outside the State of Arizona, your "Response" must be filed within THIRTY (30) CALENDAR DAYS from the date you were served, not counting the day you were served. Service by a registered process server or the Sheriff is complete when made. Service by Publication is complete thirty (30) days after the date of the first publication. 4. You can get a copy of the court papers filed in this case from the Petitioner at the address at the top of this paper, or from the Clerk of the Superior Court, Southeast Court Complex, 222 East Javelina Drive, 1st Floor, Mesa, AZ 85210, or Clerk of the Superior Court, Customer Service Center, 601 West Jackson, Phoenix, AZ 85003. 5. Requests for reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities must be made to the office of the judge or commissioner assigned to the case, at least three (3) working days in advance of a scheduled court proceeding. SIGNED AND SEALED this date: JUN 24 2012 Michael K. Jeannes, CLERK OF THE COURT By R. ROMERO Deputy Clerk COURT SEAL IF YOU WANT THE ADVICE OF A LAWYER, YOU MAY WISH TO CONTACT THE LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE AT 602-257-4434 OR ONLINE AT WWW.LAWYERFINDERS.ORG. LRS IS SPONSORED BY THE MARICOPA COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION. Published September 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2012 Claremont Courier FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2012 175797 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Hearthstone Homemade For Dogs, 915 W. Foothill Blvd. “C” #524, Claremont, CA 91711. Kenneth D. Tudor, DVM, 1776 Danbury Rd., Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Kenneth D. Tudor, DVM This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 08/30/12. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself au-


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thorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: September 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2012 174550 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Delicioso Foods, 1529 W. Rosecrans Ave., Gardena, CA 90249. Tipico Foods Inc., 1107 Fair Oaks #348, South Pasadena, CA 91030. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Herbert D. Rivera Title: President This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 08/29/12. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: September 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2012186827 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ONE OCEAN CONSULTING, 147 Armstrong Drive, Claremont, CA 91711. BLUE BLANC ROUGE, LLC, 147 Armstrong Drive, Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 09/17/2012. /s/ Nathalie Windegger Title: Manager This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 09/18/12. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: September 22, 29, October 6 and 13, 2012. T.S. No.: 12-46578 TSG Order No.: 02-12004402 A.P.N.: 8717-025-165 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/16/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10/12/2012 at 09:00 AM, Old Republic Default Management Services, a Division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company as duly appointed Trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust, Recorded 09/01/2006 as Instrument No. 061955160 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: JONATHAN RUSSEY AND FRANSY RUSSEY HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC as Beneficiary. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 22701 LAKEWAY DR UNIT 484, DIAMOND BAR, CA 91765 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $276,699.46 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-46578. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 2/23/2012 Date: 9/17/2012 Old Republic Default Management Services, A Division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, as Trustee 500 City Parkway West, Suite 200, Orange, CA 928682913 (866) 263-5802 For Sale Information Contact: Priority Posting and Publishing (714) 573-1965 Tony Delgado, Trustee Sale Officer “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” P985702 9/22, 9/29, 10/06/2012 Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control State of California NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE If an application for an ON-SALE license is made, the following notice must be published once in a newspaper of general circulation other than a legal or professional trade publication. The publication must be in the city in which such premises are situated, or if such premises are not in a city, then publication shall be made in a newspaper of general circulation other than a legal or professional trade publication nearest the premises. Affidavit of publication shall be filed with the following office: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 222 E. Huntington Dr. Ste 114 Monrovia, CA 91016 (626) 256-3241 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: September 4, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: KAREN LYNN DOWNTAIN, PATRICK THOMAS DOWNTAIN The applicants listed above are applying to the De-

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partment of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 114 N INDIAN HILL BLVD STE P CLAREMONT, CA 91711-4642 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41 – On-Sale Beer And Wine – Eating Place CLAREMONT COURIER 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 205B Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 621-4761. Publish: September 29, 2012 NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held on October 9, 2012, at 7 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Claremont City Council Chamber, 225 Second Street, Claremont, before the Claremont City Council (“City”) to review the proposed amendments to the City’s procedures and criteria for historical property (Mills Act) contracts. Any person wishing to be heard on this matter is invited to attend this public hearing and speak. The proposed amendments are as follows: • Incorporation of an annual review fee to recover the cost of staff time associated with annual contract compliance review, which is calculated at 2.2 staff hours at the prevailing hourly rate approved by the City Council (current rate is $98.50, making the annual review fee $217); and • Modification of Criteria D to state that the proposed improvements be related to the preservation and/or the rehabilitation of character defining elements and/or historical and structural integrity of the property. Additionally, the cost of such improvements must be equal to or greater than the expected property tax savings for the first ten years, which needs to be distributed into two, five-year periods. Information related to the proposed amendments, including data on the proposed annual review fee, are available for review at the Planning Division, Claremont City Hall, 207 Harvard Avenue, Monday through Thursday, from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. For more information on the proposal, please contact Joanne Hwang at (909) 399-5353, or send written comments to P.O. Box 880, Claremont, CA 91711-0880. Further notice is given that this matter is exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act, as this matter is not a project defined by Section 15378 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines. Therefore, no further environmental review is necessary. Finally, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in a City meeting should contact the City Clerk at (909) 399 5461 “VOICE” or 1 (800) 735-2929 “TT/TTY” at least three (3) working days prior to the meeting, if possible. CITY CLERK CLAREMONT CITY COUNCIL Publish Dates: Saturday, September 29, 2012 Saturday, October 6, 2012 Trustee Sale No. 22341CA Title Order No. 120107576-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11-18-2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10-22-2012 at 9:00 AM, MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11-30-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 05 2908834 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: HOI CHANG LEE, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR EZ FUNDING CORP, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without convenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possesssion, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum


of the notes (s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA Legal Description: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $719,065.67 The street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 1706 MORNING CANYON ROAD , DIAMOND BAR, CA 91765 APN Number: 8293-037-043 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not the property itself. Placing the highest bid at trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site www. Priorityposting.com , using the file number assigned to this case 22341CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. DATE: 09-27-2012 MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE 3 SAN JOAQUIN PLAZA, SUITE 215, NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 Sales Line: (714) 573-1965 OR (702) 5864500 JESSE J. FERNANDEZ, PUBLICATION LEAD MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE IS ASSISTING THE BENEFICIARY TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P988541 9/29, 10/6, 10/13/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2012192940 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE GARDEN, 845 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, CA 91767. Mailing address: 867 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, CA 91767. Dawn Van Allen, 867 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, CA 91767. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Dawn Van Allen This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 09/26/12. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: September 29, October 6, 13 and 20, 2012.

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AIKIDO for kids class. Call 6247770. www.musubidojo.org.

Carpet Service
HACIENDA Carpet, upholstery and tile cleaning. Special: with any carpet cleaning 20 percent off tile cleaning. Senior discounts. Since 1970. 909-985-3875. ANDERSON Carpet Service. Claremont resident serving Claremont since 1985. Powerful truck mounted cleaning units. Expert carpet repairs and stretching. Senior discounts. 24-hour emergency water damage service. Please call 621-1182.

Furniture Restoration
KEN'S Olden Oddities.com. Taking the time to care for Courier readers complete restoration needs since 1965. Lic.100108. Call 909-593-1846.


Same Day One call does it all! Garage, yard, home, moving!

JIM’S YARD SERVICE. Low rates, senior discounts, free estimates. Hillside cleaning, emergency yard cleanup, sprinkler repair and maintenance. Comprehensive yard maintenance, mowing and edging only. One time cleanups welcome. 909981-4184.

Save money - save energy. It’s a great time for comfort. Call us today! 909-398-1208 Get up to $4200 in rebates and incentives for a limited time when we design and install your New Home Comfort System using the Quality Installation Program. www.novellcustom.com Lic.958830

Residential and commercial. New installations, repairs and more!

909-599-9530 SAME DAY HAUL
Free estimates. Senior discount! WE HAUL IT ALL CHARLIE! 909-382-1210 sameday-haulaway.com

Affordable. Quality. No job too small. No job too complex. We pride ourselves on being professional, clean and courteous. Claremont based. Fully licensed and insured. Lic.801827 909-621-1558 www.LotusCG.com Claremont resident. Lic.860606

Chimney Sweep
Gash Chimney Sweep
Dust free chimney cleaning. Repairs, chimney covers, spark arrestors, masonry and dampers. BBB. Please call 909-467-9212.

Hayden’s Services Inc.
Since 1978 Bonded * Insured No job too big or small! Old home rewiring specialist. 24-hour emergency service.

House Cleaning
CAROUSEL Quality Cleaning. Family owned for 20 Eco-friendly landscaping. We will get you a $3000 grant to remove your lawn! Why mow when you can grow? From the creators of The Pomona College Organic Farm. Specializing in native and edible landscapes. 909-398-1235 www.naturalearthla.com Lic.919825 *$1.50 sq. ft. rebate* MANUELS Garden Service. General cleanup. Lawn maintenance, bush trimming, general maintenance, tree trimming and removal. Low prices and free estimates. Please call, 909391-3495 or 909-239-3979. GARDEN Maintenance. Mowing, hand pull weeding, trimming, sprinkler work and cleanups. David, 374-1583. 26 YEARS experience! We create a customized maintenance program for your property and lifestyle needs. Sprinkler repairs and low voltage lighting. Call Alan Cantrall, 909-944-1857. Lic.861685 and insured. years. Licensed. Bonded. Senior rates. Trained professional services including: baseboards, ovens, windows. Fire/water damage. Hauling. Move in/out. 10 percent discount to Claremont College staff and faculty. Robyn, 621-3929.

STEVE’S HEATING & Air Conditioning
Serving your area for over 25 years. Repairs all makes/models. Free service call with repair. Free estimate on new units. MC/Visa. 100 percent financing. Senior discounts. Lic.744873 909-985-5254

* Senior Discount * Lic.359145

Quality Fireplace & BBQ Chimney sweeping.
Complete fireplace, woodstove installation, service and repair. Spark arrestor supply and installation. Call 920-6600. 392 N. 2nd Ave., Upland.


Event Planner

DOUG CHAPLINE Heating & Air Conditioning
Since 1979 - Prompt repairs, serious service. Free estimates for complete installations and equipment change outs. Competitive rates. Visa, MC accepted. Lic.C20-383912 Call 626-3933.

Shirley’s Cleaning Service
28 years in business. Office/residential. No job too small. Free estimates. Give us a call.

Veteran, Mt. Sac, Cal Poly stamped, broom, color finishes. Slate, flagstone, planters, walls and walkways.

THOR McAndrew Construction. Drywall repair and installation. Interior plaster repair. Free estimates. CA Lic.742776. Please call 909-816-8467. ThorDrywall.com.

CALL Lou. Flush lights, service changes, repairs, service calls, outdoor lighting and room additions. Lic.258436. Call 909241-7671, 909-949-8230. MOR ELECTRIC & HANDYMAN SERVICES Free estimates and senior discounts. 909-989-3454 Residential * Industrial * Commercial We do it all. No job too big or small! 24/7 emergency services. Reasonable and reliable. Lic.400-990 30 years experience.

PROVIDES complete planning, consulting and supervision for both corporate and social events. Resident of Claremont. www.CoralStarr.com. 877596-2469.

CHRISTIAN lady will clean homes, offices, windows. Bonded. Licensed. Excellent references. 21 years. Yolanda, 909-621-2162. ROSIE’S Spic Span Cleaning Service. Residential, commercial, vacant homes, apartments, offices. Free estimate. Licensed. 909-986-8009.

Fences & Gates
Veteran New, repairs. ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!

Bathroom Remodeling
BATHTUBS, showers, sinks and counters. State of the art reglazing. Lic.714538. Franklin Interiors. 909-364-9898. A Bath-Brite authorized dealer. Bathtubs and sinks. Showers, tile, countertops. Refinish - Reglaze - Restore Porcelain, ceramic, fiberglass. Quick and affordable. Please call 945-7775. www.bath-brite.com

Call 909-599-9530 now Cell 626-428-1691
Claremont area 30 years! Lic.323243

Veteran New and repairs.

909-599-9530 Cell: 626-428-1691
Lic.323243 REDWOOD, CEDER & ORNAMENTAL IRON New installations. Expert repairs. Since 1980. Lic.557151 C.F.Privett

Hayden’s Services Inc.
Since 1978 Bonded * Insured No job too big or small!

Girl Friday
I’M here to help! Housekeeping, shopping, errands. Pet, plant, house sitting. Jenny Jones, 909-626-0027, anytime!

Serving Claremont for 30 years! Lic.323243

24-hour emergency service. 909-982-8910
* Senior discount * Lic.359145


Veteran, Mt. Sac, Cal Poly New, repairs. Professional. All sprinkler repairs.

Saturday 09-29-12

Claremont COURIER Classifieds


tax help • antiques • housecleaning • landscaping pet care • roofing • elder care • computer services

DLS Landscaping and Design. Specializing in drought tolerant landscaping, drip systems and lighting. Artistic solutions for the future. Over 35 years experience. Call: 909-225-8855, 909-982-5965. Lic.585007.


Plastering & Stucco
PLASTERING by Thomas. Stucco and drywall repair specialist. Licensed home improvement. Contractor Lic.614648. 984-6161. www.wall-doctor.com.



Call 909-599-9530 Now Cell: 626-428-1691 SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

RESIDENTIAL/commercial. Quality work at reasonable prices. Free estimates. Lic.541469. 909-622-7994. Eco-friendly landscaping. We will get you a $3000 grant to remove your lawn! Why mow when you can grow? From the creators of The Pomona College Organic Farm. Specializing in native and edible landscapes. 909-398-1235 www.naturalearthla.com Lic.919825 *$1.50 sq. ft. rebate*

Since 1978 Bonded * Insured NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL! 24-hour emergency service.

Hayden’s Services Inc.

Extensive preparation. Indoor, outdoor, cabinets. Offering odorless green solution. 33-year master. Lic.542552

RE-PLASTER, coping, retile, spa additions, equipment upgrades, pool removal and services. Call 909-477-9777. www.bluestarpoolsca.com. Lic.769739.



GORDON Perry Roofing. Reroofing, repairs of all types. Free estimates. Quality work. Lic.C39588976. 909-944-3884. DOMINICS Roofing. Residential roofing and repairs. Free estimates. Lic.732789. Call Dominic, 951-212-9384.

PINK UPHOLSTERY 48 years of experience. Up to 30 percent discount on fabric. Free pickup and delivery. Please call 909-597-6613.

Landscape Lighting
ENJOY your yard after dark! We offer expert design installation and repair of low voltage lighting. Alan Cantrall Landscaping. 909-944-1857. Contractor Lic.861685.

* Senior discount * Lic.359145 RENES Plumbing and AC. All types residential repairs, HVAC, new installation, repairs. Prices to fit the working families budget. Lic.454443. Insured professional service. 909-593-1175.

Web Design

Please call 909-989-9786.

Mt. Sac, Cal Poly New, refurbished or repair. Design, drainage, concrete, slate, flagstone, lighting, irrigation, decomposed granite. 909-599-9530 Cell: 626-428-1691 Claremont area 30 years! Lic.323243 GREEN SIDE UP LANDSCAPING Landscape design and construction. New, re-landscaping and repairs. Concrete, block walls, masonry, BBQ, patio covers and fountains. Planting, irrigation, drainage, lighting and ponds. Call 909-992-9087. Lic.941734

Learn Japanese
AFFORDABLE. Traditional or green options. Custom work. No job too big or too small. 20 years of Claremont resident referrals. Free estimates. Lic.721041. 909-9228042. www.vjpaint.com.

TAUGHT by Sumi Ohtani at the Claremont Forum in the Packing House. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings, for different levels. Tutoring available. Information: 909-626-3066.

Interior/Exterior Quality work for less!

Service and repair. Drain cleaning, leak detection, gas lines, water heaters, installation of plumbing fixtures, bathroom remodels. Fully insured and bonded. All work guaranteed.

Sprinklers & Repair
WASTING WATER? Poor Coverage? Sprinkler repair. Installations and modifications. C.F. Privett 621-5388 Lic.557151 DURUSSEL Sprinklers. Install, repair, automate. Since 1982. Free estimates. Lic.540042. Call 909-982-1604.

WEBSITE creation. Logo design/restoration. Marketing. Consulting. Ecommerce. Blogs. Residents of Claremont. www.CoralStarr.com. 877-596-2469.

Weed Abatement
TIRED of dealing with weed problems on your lot or field? Help control the problem in an environmentally safe manner. To receive loads of quality wood chips. Please call 909-214-6773. Tom Day Tree Service.


Call 909-545-3665.
Lic.965217 COLLINS Painting & Construction Company, LLC. Interior, exterior. Residential and commercial. Contractors Lic.384597. 985-8484.

Lic.839835 BEAVERS PLUMBING Drain work starting at $50, repairs and remodels. Water heater special, 40 gallon installed for $835. Free estimates! Senior discount always. 909-626-0028 Lic.711770

Simply Organized Solutions Services include: Home space organization: kitchens, bedrooms, closets, bathrooms, playrooms, garages. Home office organization: filing systems, paper management, bill organization, home staging, move-in, down-size, reorganize current living space.

Veteran Weed eating, mowing, tractor fields, manual slopes, hauling.

Patio & Decks
New, refurbished and repair. Concrete, masonry, lighting, planters and retaining walls.

ADVANCED DON DAVIES Veteran, Mt. Sac, Cal Poly
New, repairs. Professional. All sprinkler repairs.

909-599-9530 Cell: 626-428-1691
JOHNNYS Tree Service. Weed abatement and land clearing. Disking and mowing. Tree trimming and demolition. Certified arborist. Please call 909-946-1123 or 951-522-0992. Lic.270275.

Landscaping contractor for complete landscaping, irrigation, drainage, designing and gardening. Lic.520496 909-621-7770

Call 909-599-9530 now Cell: 626-428-1691

Kristine Parker 909-225-8190

909-599-9530 Cell: 626-428-1691
Claremont area 30 years! Lic.323243

GuardianPlumbers.com 800-315-9680
Free in home inspections. Emergency 24/7 service. Family owned and operated. Bonded and insured. Lic.961504

Licensed, Bonded.

Piano Lessions
EVELYN Hubacker. Piano teacher accepting new students. www.evelynhubacker.com. 626-2931. JENNY Kim, DMA. Piano lessons, experienced all levels. Recordings/biography at www.arabesquerecords.com/ artist/classical_solo/kim/. klavier806@gmail.com. 323810-8808.

Window Washing
NACHOS Window Cleaning. For window washing, call Nacho 909-816-2435. Free estimates, satisfaction guaranteed. Resident of Claremont.

ACE SEVIER PAINTING Interior/Exterior BONDED and INSURED Many references. Claremont resident. 35 years experience. Lic.315050 Please call: 624-5080, 596-4095.

Family owned and operated. 30 plus years experience. Expert plumbing repairs and drain cleaning. Water heaters, faucets, sinks, toilets, disposals, under slab lead detection, sewer video inspection. Licensed, bonded and insured. Lic.673558. 909-945-1995 STEVE’S PLUMBING 24-hour service* Low cost! Free estimates. All plumbing repairs. Complete drain cleaning, leak detection, water heaters. Your local plumber for over 25 years. Senior discounts. Insured, Lic.744873. * 909-985-5254 *

Regrout, clean, seal, color grout. 909-880-9719, 1-888764-7688.

Tree Care
30 plus years in Claremont. Ornamental pruning specialist of your perennials. 909-624-8238 MGT Professional Tree Care. Providing prompt, dependable service for all your tree care needs. Certified arborist. Matt Gray-Trask. Call 9467444. TOM Day Tree Service. Fine pruning of all trees since 1974. Free estimate. 909629-6960.

SUNSET GARDENS LANDSCAPING. C-27 Lic.373833. Drought resistant landscapes. Turf removal. Irrigation specialist. Naturescapes. Desertscapes. Rockscapes. Masonry. Call John Cook, 909-231-8305. Claremont.


Older couple painting, 40 years experience! Competitive rates. Small repairs. No job too small. References available. We work our own jobs. Carrie or Ron


Sprinklers installed, repaired. Clean-up, hauling. Sod, seed, planting, lighting, drainage. Free written estimates. Insured. References. Since 1977. Lic.508671. Please call 909-989-1515.

Lic.778506 D&D Custom Painting. Bonded. Lic.423346. Residential, commercial. Interior or exterior. Free estimates. 909-982-8024. YOUR neigborhood classical Pilates studio. 665 E. Foothill Blvd. Unit M. Claremont, Ca 91711. Call for a free demo! 909-730-1033.

Classes and workshops. Susan Perry 35 year yoga practitioner. Weekly classes held at Musubi Dojo. Please call 624-7770. perry@aiki.com. www.musubidojo.org.

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CONTACT US 1420 N Claremont Blvd. Suite 205B Claremont, CA 91711 Ph: 909.621.4761 • Fax: 909.621.4072 classified@claremont-courier.com Business Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.






Options In-Home Care is built on integrity and compassion. Our friendly and professional staff provides affordable non-medical home care service, tailored care for our elderly clients, including personal hygiene, Alzheimer & dementia care, meal prep, bathing and light house keeping. For your convenience our Operators and Case Managers are available 24/7! Now offering VA benefit support assistance. Office #: 909-621- CARE(2273) Fax #: 909-621-1114 Website: www.optionsinhomecare.com







Dick Oosterheert
Landscape Services
Donʼt Landscape…Renovate! Lic. #C-27 876953
• Save money by designing with drought tolerant materials! • Conserve water by converting existing irrigation to low flow!


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Open House Sunday 1-4 p.m. 749 E. Miramar Ave, Claremont

-Century 21Prestige Properties

The Costantino Team
909-821-3269 909-228-8862

Distinctive traditional Craftsman style home with natural river rock accents. Grand formal entry with a full wrap around covered front porch. 4097 sq. ft. of living space with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and loft. Plus a 945 sq. ft. 2 bedroom guest house (not included in sq. ft.). Impressive high volume ceilings and dramatic window architecture. Gourmet kitchen features European style natural pecan cabinetry, food preparation island, GE Monogram refrigerator, Jenn-Air 5 burner cook top, double oven and much more. Family room with a built-in bar and fireplace plus a spacious game room with French doors and sky lights. 47,505 sq. ft. lot with auto irrigation systems and numerous fruit trees. Salt water pool with pebble stone surface. Offered at $1,380,000. For more information and photos visit www.callchar.com.

Mason was excellent starting from the beginning, to the end of the sale. He was very professional, respectful, had timely good communication, and understood our expectations and difficulties. One great thing is he never pushed us. I would strongly recommend him to my colleagues. We wish him good luck and have no doubt he will prosper.
To read more of what my clients are saying, please visit MasonProphet.com and click on "Testimonials," or find me on Yelp.com.

Mason Prophet

Broker Associate, CRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, SRES

909.447.7708 • Mason@MasonProphet.com

www.MasonProphet.com DRE# 01714034


(909) 626-1261

Visit www.curtisrealestate.com for MLS, community info and more!

(909) 625-6754 (909) 973-5582
www.bjnichka.com email: bj@bjnichka.com

624 Pomello Drive, Claremont

Broker Associate
Wheeler Steffen Real Estate, Inc.
An independently owned and operated member of The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

D.R.E. #00961915

Coming Soon...
Great home built in 1951 with approximately 1080 sq. ft. Features 3 bedrooms, living room with fireplace and remodeled kitchen with center island. New windows and refinished hardwood floors. Screened patio and big RV parking.

Enjoy the comfort of subtle elegance in this custom built single story, north Claremont home featuring 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms in over 4000 sq. ft. Spectacular park-like grounds, dozens of trees, beautiful salt water pool/spa and magnificent mountain views. Updated kitchen with French style custom cabinets and Italian tile. $1,195,000. (P624) www.624pomellodr.com.

1498 Florence Ct., Upland
Beautifully upgraded condo/town home in the Foothill Walk community of Upland. An approximately 1504 sq. ft., 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home. Large master suite with sitting area and spacious master bathroom, separate tub and shower plus walk-in-closet. Downstairs features an open floor plan with soaring ceilings. Lovely upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Two car garage. List price $1850 per month. (F1498)

3004 Rhodelia Avenue, Claremont Claremont pool home on beautiful tree lined street featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with over 1600 sq. ft. of living space on a very large lot. Sun room with direct access to living room and back yard, hard wood floors under carpet, dinning room and 2 car attached garage. Two bedrooms have been expanded and open to the back yard. $350,000. (R3004)

FOR LEASE: 3 bedroom house — University Terrace, $2100

1042 Amador St., Claremont
Single story Claremont home in great neighborhood. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, approximately 1817 sq. ft. Fresh paint, new carpet and linoleum. Eat-in breakfast area plus formal dining room. Fireplace in living room and one bedroom. Fenced backyard with 2 patio areas. List price $2000 per month. (A1042)

Sales Associates: John Baldwin, Craig Beauvais, Maureen Mills, Nancy & Bob Schreiber, Patricia Simmons, Corinna Soiles, Carol Wiese

Carol Curtis, Broker

Continuing the family tradition in the Claremont Village since 1947

107 N. Harvard, Claremont CA 91711

(909) 626-1261 www.curtisrealestate.com

Claremont COURIER Classifieds/Saturday, September 29, 2012


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D.R.E. #00997900

4041 Olive Hill Drive, Claremont STUNNING CLAREMONT PADUA HILLS MID-CENTURY MASTERPIECE. $750,000 The sunrises and sunsets will amaze you! This property has been completely reinvented! Wonderful open floor plan with incredible views from every room! Newly remodeled kitchen with all new appliances, granite counter tops, double sink plus an island with its own sink, a chefs delight! Beautiful formal dining room for those special times, step down to a large family great room. Gleaming hardwood floors and upgraded light fixtures throughout. Master bedroom features a lavish master bathroom with dressing area, walk-in closet plus separate shower and tub. New commercial windows and doors with one inch energy efficient glass. New dual zoned A/C, security system and copper plumbing. Private and separate fourth bedroom or a perfect artist studio. Brand new 616 sq. ft. garage has double automatic doors and custom bicycle doors. Beautiful river rock hardscape and swimming pool with panoramic valley and city light views. www.GeoffHamill.com. 909.621.0500. (O4041) GREYSTONE MANOR” $1,498,000. NEWLY BUILT NORTH CLAREMONT ESTATE. Quality, custom built and architect designed, French style manor. Perfectly situated in the prestigious Blaisdell Ranch neighborhood near the foothills and wilderness park. Professionally landscaped, approximately 1/2 acre lot on cul-de-sac street with lush park-like grounds and panoramic mountain views! Newly built in 2005, approximately 5000 sq. ft. This 5 Bedroom, 5 bathroom floor plan enjoys high volume ceilings, an impressive staircase in entry foyer plus tasteful neutral decor throughout! Gourmet kitchen with stone counters, high end appliances, center island and a separate butler's pantry. Solid hardwood flooring, marble accents, copper clad windows, large walk-in closets and more. Driveway leads to gated porte cochere and approximately 1100 sq. ft. oversized garage. www.GeoffHamill.com. 909.621.0500. (D953) PROMINENT & LEGENDARY ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIC CLAREMONT VILLAGE ESTATE. Presiding on 3 prime city lots, on over 2/3 acre, this magnificent Italian Renaissance style home enjoys numerous original embellishments plus extensive recent upgrades inside and out! Main residence features 5 bedrooms plus parlor and den. Separate guest/chaufferʼs quarters over garage. Custom built circa 1922 by and for the original owner, David Crookshank, a local commercial contractor and important citrus grower. The home was later owned by the Baum family; L. Frank Baum was the author of The Wizard of Oz, his son and family lived in the home for many years. The home features a formal entry hall, grand scale rooms, high ceilings, crown moldings, impressive mahogany woodwork, gleaming hardwood floors, an elevator, numerous built-ins, newer tile roof, retrofitted foundation, copper gutters plus an attic and basement. Lush grounds professionally landscaped and gated for privacy. Also includes patio pavilion, garden labyrinth, topiaries, an impressive Koi pond and waterfall. Ample driveway parking. GeoffHamill.com. 909.621.0500. (C1105)

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664 W. FIRST ST., CLAREMONT PRIME TOP LEVEL PENTHOUSE LOFT. PRIVATE ELEVATOR! $450,000. Village Walk community in the heart of the Claremont Village. Picturesque mountain views! Walking distance to downtown, Colleges, Metrolink, shops and restaurants. Upgraded with rich wood cabinetry, hardwood, tile floors and carpeting. Enjoy a light filled floor plan with high ceilings throughout! Beautiful open gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops. Private view balcony. Indoor laundry. Direct access to 2 car garage. Beautiful grounds include community pool, 2 spas and a BBQ. Monthly $275 HOA fee pays for trash, building and earthquake insurance! www.GeoffHamill.com. 909.621.0500. (F664)

PRESTIGIOUS CUSTOM HOME IN NORTHEAST CLAREMONT. $1,000,000. Prime, quiet locale near Padua Sports Park, Claremont foothills and wilderness trails. Features a commercial kitchen with 2 built-in refrigerators, a Wolf industrial oven, a Thermador 5 burner range top plus additional amenities too extensive to list. Huge great room with oak flooring and 4 inch oak baseboards. Wine bar with bottle storage and Wine Captain. Approximately 850 sq. ft. master suite located upstairs with an incredible master bathroom. Additional master bedroom located on main floor along with a library and formal dining room. Over 1/3 acre with lush landscaped backyard featuring a large sparkling pool with outdoor shower, outside granite kitchen with built in Viking BBQ, covered patio area, garden with mature fruit trees and privacy. Absolutely stunning! Upgrades galore! Seller may carry first or second loan with approved terms! Standard sale–fast escrow ok! www.GeoffHamill.com. 909.621.0500. (P1014)

LUXURY "MOUNTAIN VIEW SUMNER" CONDO IN CLAREMONT SCHOOL DISTRICT. $135,000. Prime locale north of Foothill! This one bedroom, one bathroom condo is located in the north building on the first floor and has just been updated with new carpet and paint! Enjoy a private patio and mountain views! Indoor laundry room. Secure gated and private parking includes 1/2 of one shared garage nearby. Community park-like grounds plus fenced pool and spa. Convenient to shopping, schools, and park in the neighborhood. Standard sale! GeoffHamill.com. 909.621.0500. (S3640-105)

For more information, photos and virtual tours, please visit www.GeoffHamill.com or call 909.621.0500

Claremont COURIER Classifieds/Saturday, September 29, 2012


927 Brandeis Drive, Claremont


OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 9/30 11 A.M. - 3 P .M.

nique custom French Country Chateau set within the much sought after Blaisdell Ranch area of north Claremont. First time on the market in 17 years, this breathtaking property is an entertainers delight. Huge gourmet kitchen with chefs cooking island, oak flooring and cabinets, gas cook top and double oven plus a trash compactor. Three wood burning fireplaces, large step down living room with marble fireplace and dual A/C. Built-in oak wet bar area with refrigerator, sink and plenty of cabinet space. $12,000 in lighting fixtures throughout. Huge master suite with 4 closets, jacuzzi jetted tub, mirrored closet doors, custom built oak entertainment center with Bose speaker system, dual sinks and fireplace. Indoor laundry room with sink and extra storage cabinets. The spacious backyard is perfect for those large family gatherings. It includes a 40,000 gallon 20x40 grey bottom pool, 8 person spa, huge covered patio with outdoor heater and ceiling fan, 4 hole putting green and custom BBQ center—all on a sweeping 30,060 sq. ft. corner lot.


Mike Ramirez Broker Associate 909-576-1493 • mikeramirezre@msn.com
DRE: #01434901

1876 Morgan Avenue, Claremont CA 91711

Celebrating Over 25 Years Selling Real Estate in the Area

MALKA RINDE Broker - Owner

Bus: 909-625-2407 Fax: 909-621-2842 www.malkarinde.com

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