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COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff Brian Yeung is thrilled to receive a Big Nate shirt from cartoonist Lincoln Peirce on Tuesday during Mr. Peirceʼs talk at Foothill Country Day School. The Big Nate comic strip, and the partner series of books, is very popular with elementary and intermediate school students.

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Dear Editor: Twenty years ago this week, President Bill Clinton signed the first national law ever to help workers meet the dual demands of job and family. Since then, workers have used the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) more than 100 million times to take job-protected leave to recover from serious illness or help a close relative do so, or care for a new child.

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I am one of these workers. I used FMLA after my daughter was born in 1993. While I was on leave, my husband was hit by a car. We scraped by cobbling together what was left of our savings and his disability benefits. I’m incredibly grateful for my time at home after Emma was born, however, many others cannot take leave because they work part-time, are new to their jobs, or work for small employers. Even more people cannot afford to take the unpaid leave the federal law provides. It’s unfortunate since study after study shows that these types of benefits create a more productive workforce. The National Partnership for Women & Families is leading efforts to expand the FMLA so that it covers more workers who need to take leave for more reasons, and to put a paid family and medical insurance program in place. I urge our elected officials take these steps. Family-friendly policies are good for all of us.
Audrey RL Wyatt Claremont

GOVERNING OURSELVES
Agendas for city meetings are available at www.ci.claremont.ca.us Tuesday, February 19 Planning Commission Council Chamber, 7 p.m. Youth Sports Committee Hughes Center, 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 20 Claremont Teen Committee Youth Activity Center. 3:15 p.m. 1717 N. Indian Hill Boulevard Community and Human Services Commission
Parks, Hillsides and Utilities Committee

Council Chamber, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 21 CUSD Board of Education Kirkendall Center, 6:30 p.m.

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CITY NEWS

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City budget planning pays off with public safety dividend

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laremont’s budget success is coming back to the community in the form of a new part-time police detective. The Claremont City Council approved the $30 an hour, $32,500 a year job Tuesday.
In the wake of the passage of the Public Safety Realignment Bill in October 2011, police are enCITY countering an increased COUNCIL number of low-level offenders released from county jail. In Claremont alone, police have seen a 10 percent increase in arrests of people who are either on active parole or probation. With increased repeat lawbreakers out on the streets as a result of this legislation—up to 30,000 over these next several years—Captain Jon Traber and councilmembers believe the added patrol will help deter criminals from making a stop in Claremont.   “Realignment is the thorn in our eye at the moment, and we need to deal with it,” said Mayor Pro Tem Opanyi Nasiali, with unanimous support from the rest of the council. As it is, Claremont has seen a 7 percent increase in Part I crimes over the past year. Part I crimes are comprised of both violent offenses against persons (homicide, rape, robbery, assault) and those against property (burglary, theft, auto theft and arson). In 2012 there were 947 Part I crimes reported as compared to 2011’s 887, according to Capt. Traber. Of these offenses, 40 were violent, as compared to 33 in 2011, while 907 consisted of property crimes. Over the last several months, police have seen an uptick in property crimes, with home invasions and auto thefts keeping the Claremont community on heightened alert. Capt. Traber believes this is a direct result of the realignment bill. “In some cases, before the ink on the report is dry these folks are coming back or being released,” Capt. Traber said, adding, “We continue to follow up on those crimes as they occur and make arrests.” Though acknowledging the recent burglary increase, Capt. Traber noted that crime in Claremont remains significantly below the city’s all-time high of 1661 Part I crimes, which occurred in 1985. The most effective way to combat these crimes is to take a 3-pronged approach, reminded Mayor Larry Schroeder: lock doors, keep belongings out of sight and report any suspicious activity. Community watch groups, like north Claremont’s Keeping Good in the Neighborhood, are another key way to keep local crime at bay, added Claremont Police Chief Paul Cooper. “The people need to be our eyes and ears,” Chief Cooper said. Police pooch receives warm welcome The new part-time detective position

The Claremont Police Department welcomed Dodger, a British Labrador, the force this week.

COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff Claremont Police Officer Sean Evans has a new partner in drug dog Dodger. The pair will be working together as part of Officer Evansʼ work as the cityʼs DARE officer, as well assisting other officers with drug investigations.

is not the only boost to the Claremont Police Department’s ranks. Police also have a brand-new, 4-legged staff member. Dodger the drug dog, a one-year-old British Lab, made his council debut on Tuesday night, much to the delight of onlookers, accompanied by Claremont Officer Sean Evans. Dodger was equally excited, jumping up to greet the councilmembers. He took a particular interest in Councilmember Sam Pedroza, which suprred a chorus of laughter. “Didn’t you take something out of that suit?” Mayor Larry Schroeder joked. Dodger has been busy visiting school sites with Officer Evans and working patrol duty, all with a positive attitude, according to the DARE officer. “All he wants to do is work,” said Officer Evans, who says the pup works eagerly for his paycheck, a green rubber ball. Since early December, Dodger has been hard at work learning to identify narcotics based on odor. Once he identifies the scent of a narcotic, Dodger has been taught to passively alert the officer by burrowing his nose into the source of

the scent, according to Officer Evans. Just last week Officer Evans and Dodger, his trusty partner, were conducting a parole search at a nearby hotel. Dodger had buried his nose between the bed and the nightstand, but Officer Evans tried to pull the dog off, unable to see any problems. As it turns out, Dodger had found methamphetamine tucked in between the 2 pieces of furniture. “I’m still learning, just like Dodger,” Officer Evans said. New development approved for old district property As Claremont’s budget continues to boom in comparison to other cities, so does development. The council lent its approval to a 4.2-acre housing development at Base Line Road and Mountain Avenue. Previously owned by the Claremont Unified School District, the property was purchased by developer DR Horton for $6.2 million last February. The Claremont Unified School District still owns an adjacent lot, currently home to the CUSD Service Center. Figuring out what to do with that property has been a hot topic of debate recently

for both school officials and residents. Read more about the debate on page 5 of this edition. A set of 54 condominiums will now fill the property, a lower amount than the 61-unit maximum allowed by the land’s zoning, noted Mark Carnahan, senior planner for the city of Claremont. Each condo will be equipped with an attached 2-car garage and private backyard. The condos will be designed in 3 different plans, ranging from 3 to 4 bedrooms. While most of the condos will be sold at market price, approximately $400,000, 8 will be sold as moderate-income housing, for $250,000, said Daniel Boyd, DR Horton’s Vice President. While a majority of the council supported the development, issues lingered with the complex’s proximity to the 210 freeway. As Claremont resident Ranji George, a scientist with the local air quality agency, pointed out, for those within 800 feet of a freeway, “the cancer risk is about 350 times higher...I would strongly urge you to consider this.” Others were confused as to why DR Horton’s development would be approved while a similar project proposed several years ago was rejected by the county because of freeway health concerns. Councilmember Corey Calaycay said the former development was rejected for more reasons than its proximity to the freeway. That development had been labeled as affordable housing and the county had withdrawn its funding of the project because of concerns over environmental justice, which argues against the purposeful placement of affordable housing complexes in less-desirable areas like near factories and next to freeways. “They didn’t feel it was fair to force people, just because they couldn’t afford to choose, to have to live in those
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kinds of conditions,” Mr. Calaycay explained. “The reason that they applied it to that affordable housing was because it involved lower income levels.” In response to Mr. George’s concerns, Bill Halligan of the Planning Center, the consultant hired by the city to conduct the environmental review for the project, ex-

City crews ready street to clean mess from graffiti prank

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ollege Avenue between Fourth and Sixth Streets was closed late Friday morning through the afternoon as the city cleaned up after a prank in early February.
College Avenue commuters awoke Monday morning, February 4, to find a makeshift crosswalk drawn across the roadway in white spray paint with the word “(s)troll” beckoning pedestrians across. The message remained embla-

I am very concerned. Even though we are putting in mitigation measures...the kids are going to play outside and they are going to be exposed to that pollution.
Opanyi Nasiali Mayor Pro Tem in reference to a proposed housing project at Mountain Avenue and Base Line Road

zoned on the street, though campus safety officers have since blocked each side of the walkway to discourage pedestrians from using the fake crosswalk. City maintenance crews first attempted to power wash the writing away, to no avail, according to Community and Human Services Manager Stacey Cuevas. While suggestions were made to add sand to the power wash, staff feared it would erode the asphalt. In the end, Ms. Cuevas said, the Community and Human Services team opted for applying an asphalt

emulsion—a thin, black asphalt coating painted on the street with rollers similar to painting a wall, she explained. Ms. Cuevas did not provide a cost on the project, but did say that the emulsion was the preferred method to fix the street because of its low cost. She added that most of the cost of the project would be in staff time, as workers were needed to watch over the paint coat until it dried completely to keep from damage.
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com

POLICE BLOTTER
Thursday, February 7 A 30-year-old Rancho Cucamonga resident’s fashion show came to an end before it even began. Jennifer Agosto was attempting to leave The Little Dress Shop, 214 Second St., with a few little dresses in hand, but employees were quicker than the not-so-stealthy fashionista. Ms. Agosto walked right into jail time. **** A Fontana lawbreaker left an easy trail for Claremont police. Police arrived to the Bucknell/San Jose Avenue area to investiaget a subject seen throwing trash out of a car window. When police arrived, it wasn’t difficult to spot the accused—trash was found on the ground around a parked vehicle. Inside, police found 21-year-old Andrew Artiaga. Police were greeted with another surprise right out in the open: a 40-inch tall green compressed gas tank and a series of balloons strewn along the floorboard. Mr. Artiaga admitted to using the gas and the balloons to huff, and was arrested. Friday, February 8 Police continue to search for a vandal responsible for scribbling swastikas across Claremont College campuses. On Friday evening, a 10-inch swastika was found drawn in the men’s restroom located on the first floor of the Claremont School of Theology, 1325 N. College Ave. The symbol had been drawn in blue ink. The same pen had been used to draw similar-sized swastikas in the men’s restroom at Honnold Library and several other locations. Police are investigating the matter. Saturday, February 9 Eighteen-year-old Asael Saldana was found lying near a set of bushes in the 800 block of Endicott Drive. Residents notified police. Mr. Saldana had been reported missing from a rehabilitation center in Chino Hills and was found under the influence of a stimulant. He was returned to the facility.   Sunday, February 10 Maybe the scent will lead police to the latest burglary ring in Claremont. Burglars entered a home in the 300 block of South College Avenue between Saturday evening and Sunday morning by prying open a rear window. Among the stolen loot was jewelry and cologne. **** Beggars can’t be choosers, but a man asking passersby for money in the Claremont Village Sunday afternoon would beg to differ. After a woman handed him a dollar, the man allegedly began kicking the woman’s car repeatedly in anger over the low amount. He left a dent in the car before taking off. He is described as a 35-year-old black male with brown eyes, about 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 130 pounds.

Man scales to new heights, claims he was looking for work
Patrick Williams will go to great lengths to get a job, at least if you buy his story. Mr. Williams was seen breaking into the Harvey Mudd construction site at Dartmouth and Foothill Boulevard by scaling the 10-to-12 foot tall fence. Shortly after entering the site, Mr. Williams was joined by Campus Safety officers. He claimed to be taking a look around the development in hopes of finding employment. It proved to be difficult as no construction was taking place at the time. Mr. Williams had an outstanding warrant for failure to pay for public transportation and was arrested. Just a few days later another man trespassed onto the same construction site, but with a little more stealth than Mr. Williams. On February 12, approximately 40 feet of copper piping was found cut and carted away. Investigation is underway. Tuesday, February 12 “Where’s my army?” asked a man, attempting to set up camp on the first floor of the Village West Parking structure when approached by Claremont police. He cupped his hands into fists and attempted to fight police, but was soon apprehended. Jeffrey Oehrig, 39, was arrested.
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com

plained that each home will be outfitted with Merv 11 air filtration systems capable of keeping air quality at safer levels. “By installing those filters, we reduce the cancer risk to a background level,” Mr. Halligan said. Condo applicants will be informed of the health risks associated with living near a freeway. Steve Bush, who conducted the health risk assessment, added that health risks were evaluated in a recent study of the development. The study—which took into account both the indoor and outdoor activity of a resident living in the complex for 70 years— showed that residents would be no more at risk for cancer or other airborne illnesses than the general population living away from a freeway. The reassurances were not enough to convince Mayor Pro Tem Opanyi Nasiali, who opted to remain consistent with his past opposition of such developments. “I am very concerned,” Mr. Nasiali said, referring to studies that have shown children are greatly impacted by air pollution by the freeways. “Even though we are putting in mitigation measures...the kids are going to play outside and they are going to be exposed to that pollution.” While respecting Mr. Nasiali’s decision, the rest of the council lent their support to the project. Councilmember Sam Pedroza hopes it will provide more housing opportunities for those of the Claremont workforce who are looking for homes near their places of employment. “This housing project is providing a niche that I think we sorely need in our community,” Mr. Pedroza said.
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com

Chamber looks to build performance stage at Shelton Park
Parking permits for Wilderness Park now available
The Community and Human Services Commission’s Parks, Hillsides and Utilities Committee will meet Wednesday, February 20 to review a proposal to build a performance stage at Shelton Park, located at the corner of Harvard and Bonita Avenues. The Village Marketing Group is proposing the addition of a stage to the park, and will lead a campaign drive to raise the necessary funds. The open meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 225 W. Second St. View the full agenda at www.ci.claremont.ca.us. **** Parking permits for the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park are now available at Claremont City Hall and the Hughes Community Center. Annual permits are $75, Claremont residents may obtain a maximum of 2 free passes by presenting an id or utility bill. Permits will be required once the expanded north lot opens. City Manager Tony Ramos said the lot is expected to open in early March should weather permit. City Hall is located at 207 Harvard Ave. The Hughes Center is at 1700 Danbury Rd. For more information, call the city at 399-5460.

EDUCATION

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Pitzer president will join prestigious Fulbright board

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t was all good news when President Barack Obama appointed Pitzer College President Laura Skandera Trombley to the 12-member J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
In this prestigious position—for which she was sworn in at a February 11 ceremony in Washington, DC—she will not only be expected to meet quarterly to help establish policies for Fulbright selection and operating procedures. Ms. Trombley is also encouraged to travel as much as possible, serving as an ambassador for the program. As an incentive for spreading the word about the program’s advantages, she has been awarded a diplomatic passport, an unexpected perk that has Ms. Trombley pretty excited. “For me, that means I don’t have to wait in line at the airport,” she joked. Ms. Trombley had already been tentatively planning a trip to Bhutan and Nepal with some other Pitzer administrators and faculty, but the nifty passport seals the deal. Ms. Trombley, who is the only current board member representing the western United States, said she doesn’t know who nominated her, though she has a few suspicions. No matter who is responsible, the appointment of a Pitzer administrator is fitting because, for 3 years running, The Chronicle of Higher Education has ranked Pitzer College as the top producer of Fulbright winners

among undergraduate liberal arts colleges in the United States. A remarkable 10 percent of Pitzer’s 2012 graduating class was awarded Fulbright Fellowships. Ms. Trombley makes a real point of encouraging students to apply for Fulbright grants and to see as much of the world as possible, because she understands firsthand the power of travel. When she was 12, her parents cashed in their life savings and “dragged” her around Europe. The experience was transformative for Ms. Trombley, who said she was very shy and naïve at the time. “That trip literally changed my life,” she said, noting that it expanded her confidence and sophistication exponentially. Later, when Ms. Trombley was attending Pepperdine, her father encouraged her to expand her horizons once more. “He said, you have to study abroad,” she recalled. Ms. Trombley signed up for the college’s exchange program, and spent the next 3 years in Heidelberg, Germany, in the heart of Bavaria. She studied at the University of Eichstätt, where she mastered the German language. She also traveled extensively throughout South Africa with a boyfriend who had been raised there. “This was during the apartheid era,” she noted. “It was very eye-opening.” Ms. Trombley will continue her commitment to nurturing a global worldview among students at Pitzer and beyond.

COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger President Laura Skandera Trombley, seen here at her office at Pitzer College, was recently appointed by President Barack Obama to the 12-member Fulbright Scholar board.

“The more that we can get to know each other and understand different cultures, the more benefits we can derive from everyone,” she said. The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the US government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 318,000 participants from over 150 countries with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Along with serving as the president of Pitzer College since 2002, Ms. Trombley is a professor of American literature, a distinguished Mark Twain scholar and the author of 5 books, the most recent of which is Mark Twain’s Other Woman (2010). The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board was established by the US Congress to supervise and promote the Fulbright Program as well as establish worldwide policies. The board members, who come from academic, business, cultural and public life, also select students, scholars, teachers and others to participate in the educational exchanges. —Sarah Torribio
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CUSD ponders prudence, speed for Service Center sale

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he fate of the Service Center dominated discussion at the Thursday, February 7 meeting of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education.

At the board’s January 17 meeting, the Surplus Property Advisory Committee recommended that 2 district properties, the site of the short-lived La Puerta middle school and the current CUSD Service Center, be declared surplus and sold. There hasn’t been much controversy over the potential sale of the La Puerta parcel, located on Forbes Avenue, given the school has been shuttered for years. The discussion of the Service Center site, however, which is located at 700 W. Baseline Road, has been livelier. Acting speedily to sell the Base Line property may result in a quicker and more profitable sale, according to Lisa Shoemaker, assistant superintendent of business services, and Surplus Advisory Committee member Brad Umanksy, a local realtor who is volunteering his expertise to the district. Last year, homebuilder DR Horton had the winning bid in the auction of another CUSD property, a 4.25acre parcel once home to the district’s offices and located at Base Line Road and Mountain Avenue. At the latest meeting of the city council, the council approved a proposed DR Horton’s housing development on that property. Construction on the project is pend-

ing architectural review. D.R. Horton would likely be interested in purchasing the Service Center for a second phase of the development, because they could use the same permits. They would also already have equipment and materials stationed at the first Base Line property. The second Base Line property’s appeal lies in economy of scale, Ms. Shoemaker said. DR Horton paid $6.2 million for the first parcel. If the board determines the sale of the Service Center is the best choice for Claremont students, Service Center Director Rick Cota is on board. In fact, he sees a potential relocation as a chance to update and streamline the current service center. At the February 7 meeting, Mr. Cota presented a proposal for a significantly smaller Service Center location—just one of many options, he emphasized—that would be located on the grounds of San Antonio High School. It’s a fine balance. If the district waits to long too declare the Service Center property surplus, DR Horton may see less benefit in purchasing a second CUSD parcel. And yet, there is no guarantee that the homebuilder will decide to buy the property even if it goes on the market soon. Councilmember Steven Llanusa has been especially vocal about the risks of undue haste in declaring the Service Center surplus and putting it on the market. It is crucial, he says, that the district find a viable alternative site for the Service Center before committing to abandon the current site. And the board should take its time in deliberating about a new site,

as previous suggestions for relocation have proven unworkable. Board Member Hilary La Conte also expressed concern about placing a new building at San Antonio, fearing that it will mar students’ access to beneficial open space. Claremont resident David Nemer echoed that view in the public comment period of the meeting, as did Claremonter Joe Salas in a recent letter to the COURIER. Mr. Llanusa said he is also worried that, in its eagerness to win DR Horton’s business, the district will set too low of a price for the Service Center property. There were several other bids that met CUSD’s minimum price at the last auction, so it’s obvious property in Claremont is attractive, he said. In the sale of the last district property, CUSD contracted with a realtor specializing in multi-million dollar deals, Huntington Beach Real Estate, a decision Ms. Shoemaker says was invaluable in attracting a good buyer. Board member Jeff Stark cautioned that playing hardball against the advice of a professional realtor might alienate DR Horton. “We need to trust the experts we hire to set the price,” he said. “We are not qualified to do that and we need to be careful of acting like we are.” Ms. Shoemaker emphasized that even if the Service Center property is up for auction and receives several conforming bids, the district has the right to remove the property from the market. The board and district will continue to discuss the fate of the Service Center.
—Sarah Torribio storribio@claremont-courier.com

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February facts: Pure and simple
by Mellissa Martinez

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any consider February to be a time for warm fires, chocolates, love proclamations and romance. This month is so synonymous with amour that it’s hard to imagine hunkering down for a long Valentine’s weekend of rigorous spring-cleaning. What about bathing under a torrent of rain or praying for atonement the entire month? If you are a word-lover who is also a purist, forget the chocolate, burn those roses and wash away any romantic notions February is all about purification.

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with Sabine roots survived. Along with februa, others that passed into Latin are multa, ‘a money penalty,’ albus, ‘white’ and imperator, ‘commander.’ These eventually became the modern Spanish multa ‘fine,’ and English ‘albino,’ ‘auburn’ and ‘imperative.’ Lesser-known Sabine words like hirpus, ‘wolf,’ curis, ‘spear’ and teba, ‘hill,’ faded out as the language was taken over by Latin. When Rome was founded in the mid-700s BCE, the Sabine tribe became divided—half were incorporated by force and the other half fled to the mountains. This is described in the legendary episode referred to as “The Rape of the Sabine Women.” At the time, Latin raptio defined the common practice of ‘capturing citizens during war, especially women, by force.’ The word did not have the sexual connotation that its descendent ‘rape’ now carries. Other related words like ‘ravish,’ ‘rapture’ and ‘raptor’ still carry the connotation of seizing violently. In the case of the Sabine women, it is believed that many were seized and later begged by Roman men to marry them. These brides grew to love their husbands and became famous for throwing themselves and their children between their fighting husbands and fathers to end the war. Roman culture was greatly influenced by the language, culture and traditions of their now incorporated former enemies. Among other things, they

The word ‘February’ came to English in the late 14th century from the Latin februarius mensis, ‘month of purification.’ Although some say that the Latin word februarius derived its name from Februus, the Roman god of purification, this is probably not the case. Most scholars believe that both the god and the month were named in honor of februa, the ritual purification rites that occurred at the end of the year. In other words, the purification rites came before the month and the deity. So where did the word februa come from? Although its pre-Latin origin is not known definitively, most linguists think that it was a Sabine word. The Sabines were an Italic tribe that lived in the region now known as southern Italy along with the Greeks, Samnites, Etruscans and other tribes. They celebrated the februa rites of purification along with the Etruscans, who eventually passed the custom on to the Romans. The Sabine tribes are also credited with passing the rites of augury and auspices (omens from the flights of birds) to the Romans. Unfortunately, there is little record of the Sabine language and it is suspected that only 100 or so words

began practicing the end-of-the-year traditions of februa by cleansing in the rain, purging the home, praying for atonement and participating in the purification festival before the new year. At the time, the Roman calendar was relatively new and still had some kinks. In this 10-month lunar calendar, the first month was Martius, now March, and the last month was December. Between the end of the year and the beginning, there were 61 winter days that were simply not accounted for. They existed, but they were not recognized on the calendar. Although these days were nameless, they were full of festivities—people were busy purifying! It was one of the earliest Roman rulers, Numa Pompilius, who finally decided to give the days a name. He divided them in half and called them februarius and Ianuarius in that order. Februarius was named for already adopted rite and Ianuarius honored Janus, the dualfaced god of beginnings and passages. Later in 450 BCE, January was moved in front of February, but the Romans didn’t consider January to be the first month of the year until 150 BCE. The word februarius remained prominent through all of the subsequent calendar changes and is used today in many languages including Spanish and Italian, febbraio, Afrikaans Februairie, Arabic fibrayir, Danish februar, Dutch februari, German Februar, Greek Febrouarios, Hebrew febru’ar, Indonesian Februari and many more. The Roman god of purification was called Februus and he later became Febris, the goddess of fever, who protected people from malaria. Although February purification rites have been replaced by candlelight dinners, sweet nothings and gift giving, they can still have an influence on us today. I’m not suggesting that we stand in the pouring rain or spend the day scouring the toilet, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt to take a lesson from history and get a jumpstart on spring-cleaning—March is just around the corner.

Master, I am the genie in your magic lamp. I can make all your dreams come true. Except, we don’t do house cleaning, floors or yard work.

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City collects some serious hazardous waste
More than 1,035 Claremont households participated in the city’s latest Household Hazard E-Waste Collection, held on February 2. During the drop-off, approximately 375 gallons of used motor oil and 3,960 gallons of used paint were collected along with 11,700 gallons of miscellaneous e-waste and 95 drums of miscellaneous waste such as pesticides and pool chemicals, according to City Manager Tony Ramos. Eighty-three used car batteries and 139 CRT units were also collected. Approximately 80 percent of these items will be recycled and reused while the remaining 20 percent will either be incinerated or treated at a local disposal facility.

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ruary 18 off in commemoration of Washington’s Birthday. On Sunday, February 24, Sycamore Elementary School will hold its annual pasta dinner and talent show to help raise money for 6th grade Outdoor Science School. Tickets may be purchased the week before the show in the Sycamore office or at the door. For information, contact Damaris Hankins at 398-0324, ext. 63002 or at dhankins@cusd.claremont.edu. The Claremont High School Choir will perform the concert musical “Forever Oz,” featuring music from The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz and Wicked on Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, at 7 p.m. Performances will be held at the Garrison Theater, located at 241 E. Tenth St. in Claremont. Admission is $8. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at the high school. The next regular meeting of the CUSD Board of Education is set for Thursday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Richard S. Kirkendall Education

Center (170 W. San Jose Ave. in Claremont).

Author talk to recount highs and lows of caregiving
The Claremont Senior Program will host the latest in its free Hot Topic Speaker Series this Wednesday, February 20 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Joslyn Senior Center. Meet Marci Taylor Stewart, author of Flowers & Thorns: A Caregivers Story, as she shares a number of insights gained from 30 years in marriage and family therapy and through taking care of her severely disabled mother. Her reflections include the personal obstacles she overcame, the moments of sentiment she cherishes and a good dose of humor. All ages are welcome to attend. Though the event itself is free, pre-registration is required. To register for the workshop or for more information, call 399-5488.

Join Mountainside Master Chorale on eastern Canada tour
To kick off its 20th anniversary season, the Mountainside Master Chorale has planned a tour of eastern Canada for August 2013. The tour will include Montreal, La Malbaie and Quebec City, the home of the chorales’ director Dr. Sebastian Vallee. The chorale invites any past or future members who would like to join the tour with the chorale to take part in the June concert period, which will begin in March. The chorales’ March concert will feature Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna and Theodore Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ. The June concert will also feature works by American composers. For details of the tour or how to join the chorale, visit www.mountainside masterchorale.org or email pymmc@ msn.com.

CUSD: Save the Dates
There are a few dates coming up at the Claremont Unified School District that students and their families may want to keep in mind. Another 3-day weekend is coming up as students will have Monday, Feb-

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Joe Monty Pipins
Joe Monty Pipins, a Claremont resident and longtime employee of the Metropolitan Water District, died on February 9, 2013. He was 72. Mr. Pipins was born on August 2, 1940 at Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma to Joe and Jane Liddell Pipins. He spent his formative years in Parker, Arizona, where his father worked for the US Bureau of Reclamation and his mother worked as a cook in the Metropolitan Water District’s desert facility, Gene Camp, for 20 years. A quarter Chickasaw, Mr. Pipins was proud of his American Indian heritage and of a bloodline that includes many noted Chickasaw leaders. His greatgrandfather was a Chickasaw chief and his grandmother, Mini Keel Liddell, was one of the original Chickasaw enrollees on the Dawes Commission rolls. His cousin Jefferson Keel is currently lieutenant governor of the Chickasaw Nation and his cousin Linda Briggs, a former lieutenant governor, serves on the Chickasaw Tribal Legislature. After graduating from Parker High School in 1957, Mr. Pipins, then 17, headed for Texas with his brother to work in construction with an uncle. There, he began pursuing a lifelong passion for building and racing fast cars. Then, in 1959, he ran into Al Preston, a builder with the Metropolitan Water District (MWD), who offered him a job in La Verne. Knowing Mr. Pipins’ love of drag racing, he mentioned that the F.E.

OBITUARIES
years at MWD, including painter, sand blaster, mortar liner, welder, machinist and auto mechanic. He also served as one of the builders of the control gates at Morris Dam and engineered a tunnelcleaning machine used to remove sludge and algae from the aqueduct pipeline running from Copper Basin to Lake Matthews. It was a point of pride for Mr. Pipins that he had been through every MWD tunnel at least once. Mr. Pipins also took full advantage of his proximity to the Pomona Raceway, where the National Hot Rod Association held its first-ever Winternationals in 1961. Throughout the 1960s, Mr. Pipins was mechanic, owner and driver of dragsters and AA Fuel Altered cars in the NHRA. His photos may still be seen in old auto racing books and even at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum. Mr. Pipins’ personal life also flourished in California. Lifelong Claremonter Angela Torrez met Mr. Pipins when her automobile aficionado brothers brought him home for a visit. They were married in December of 1961. Soon after, they welcomed a son, Erik, followed by a daughter, Roseanne. Mr. Pipins’ fast-paced life was brought to a halt in 1984, when he suffered a massive stroke. He worked extremely hard during his rehabilitation, earning the patient of the year honor at Casa Colina before returning to work in 1985. Though in later years he used a wheelchair, Mr. Pipins continued to be a member of the MWD family until his retirement in 2010. He had the distinction of being the only 51-year employee of the water district and was proud of his service, his family noted. Exceptionally sociable and gifted with a distinct sense of humor, Mr. Pipins was especially thankful for the many lifelong friends and colleagues he met along the way. “He was a loving, caring and patient father and he will be forever in our hearts,” his children shared. Mr. Pipins is survived by his wife, Angela Torrez Pipins; by his children, Erik and Roseanne Pipins; by his grandchildren, Mercedes Pipins, D.J. Wands and Vincent Jaramillo, and by his brothers, Butch and Donald Pipins. He also leaves many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and co-workers. He was predeceased by his mother-inlaw and father-in-law, Joe and Rosa Torrez, who were noted members of the Claremont community. Graveside services for Mr. Pipins will be held Monday, February 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Oak Park Cemetery, located at 410 S. Sycamore Ave. in Claremont. A celebration of his life will follow, to be held at the Claremont Center for the Spiritual, 509 S. College Ave., Claremont.

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Big Nate creator provides big inspiration for students

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f you have a little bit of talent and a lot of dedication, greatness is within your grasp. This was the message delivered by Lincoln Peirce, author of the popular Big Nate book series, when he stopped by Foothill Country Day School on February 8 to talk about his journey from doodling kid to comic strip creator to best-selling author.

As a boy, Mr. Peirce loved the “Peanuts” comics, so he was inspired when he read this piece of wisdom in an interview with the legendary Charles Schulz. “To be a cartoonist, you need to be a good writer, not a great writer, and a good artist, not a great artist.” Mr. Peirce, who is speaking at schools across the country in promotion of his latest book, Big Nate Flips Out, hopes to demystify the artistic process in the same way Mr. Schulz did, inspiring kids to try their hand at cartooning and other creative endeavors. Just who is this Big Nate? If you haven’t already met him, he is Nate Wright, an irrepressible, spikyhaired sixth-grader at Public School 38, who holds the all-time school record for detentions and cherishes dreams of becoming a cartoonist. “If you know Big Nate, he is very shy. And he is an excellent student,” the author joked, drawing laughter from the students at the local private school. Obviously, there is more than a little of Big Nate in Mr. Peirce, though the character is 11 and the man is now 49. “Nate is a storyteller and so am I,” he said. Mr. Peirce doesn’t make too much distinction between the various forms of storytelling. As a kid, he spent most of his allowance on comic books—from Spiderman to Donald Duck—and comic strip collections, including those following the exploits of his beloved Charlie Brown. Books were great, too, he said, noting childhood favorites like John Dennis Fitzgerald’s The Great Brain series. “They are all great stories, so there’s absolutely no difference,” Mr. Peirce asserts.

COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff Cartoonist and author Lincoln Peirce demonstrates the scribble game during a talk at Foothill Country Day School on Tuesday. The game involves closing your eyes, making a scribble and then trying to turn it into a cartoon character. To the delight of students, Mr. Pierce made a clown out of his scribble.

He wanted to tell stories like that and had a natural attraction to illustration. So as a child, he set himself a drawing curriculum that was arguably more influential than his formal education, which includes a bachelor’s degree from Colby College, and a master’s degree in drawing and painting from Brooklyn College. One of the first steps in mastering comic book illustration is copying works by established artists. He shared his early development with the FCDS students via PowerPoint slideshow, beginning with a scanned image of an early attempt at the Peanuts characters that he drew when he was 7 on the inside

cover of a Peanuts book. One of these renderings, a clearly recognizable picture of Charlie Brown featuring crude, stick-legs was particularly amusing to the crowd. Mr. Peirce then introduced the kids to the first character he ever invented, a klutzy superhero named Super Jimmy who swoops to the rescue in the nick of time, only to make things worse. It is a glimpse of the kind of humor that would one day enliven his Big Nate comics, particularly Nate’s own forays into comic book illustration. “I still find a lot of things funny now that were funny to me when I was in sixth grade,” Mr. Peirce admitted. As a kid, Mr. Peirce had a precocious ability to come up with artistic exercises, prompts he urged his
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audience to try. He had been struggling with how to learn to draw the same character, clearly recognizable from the front and side views, when he struck on an idea, kindled by the sight of a post office wanted poster. He realized that the wanted poster format, which features mug shots of fugitives photographed straight on and then in profile, was an ideal way to master a multi-dimensional understanding of a comic creation. From then on, he created an array of wanted posters featuring cartoon criminals. Learning to draw can be a collective experience too, in the “add-on.” In this game, each successive participant in a group must add one random feature to the drawing of a character, depending on what his or her friends suggest. Mr. Peirce showed an example of his own add-on creation, a fellow with an elephant nose, a peg leg, a Popeye arm— complete with anchor tattoo—moose ears and a waffle-iron hand. Yet another favorite project of Mr. Peirce’s was to fill a page with an improbable and action-packed chain of events engendered by a calamity like a tidal wave. “When kids say I don’t know what to draw, I say draw a disaster scene,” he said. Nate was introduced to the world in 1991 as the star of a syndicated comic strip, which now regularly graces 250 US newspapers. In 2010, Mr. Peirce

published his first Big Nate chapter book, Big Nate: In a Class by Himself (2010). It quickly gained traction among kids weaned on the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and eager for more comic book-style literary fare centered on the travails of a misfit kid. A number of Big Nate’s fans were in the audience at Mr. Peirce’s Foothill

Country Day School presentation. When the author/illustrator asked who had read the Big Nate books, 2 dozen hands shot up, one—belonging to super-fan Brian Yeung—enthusiastically clutching a copy of Big Nate Flips Out. Highlights of the talk included a demonstration period, in which Mr. Peirce undertook a quick sketch of Big Nate, a quick trivia contest carrying the prize of a Big Nate T-shirt and the opportunity to have the noted visitor sign the books some students brought to the presentation. Big Nate enthusiasts have much to look forward to, because Mr. Peirce has been contracted to write a few more books in the series. He has no plans to shelve his markers any time soon.

“I’m 49 years old now and I’m still improving as an artist,” he said. Mr. Peirce concluded by urging the students to talk to their teachers about participating in an ambitious upcoming project. Between now and next February, he plans to compile the world’s longest comic strip, featuring drawings by kids from throughout the world. His stop at Foothill Country Day School provided plenty of food for thought, according to 9-year-old Alice Phung, who has read 2 of Mr. Peirce’s books. “It’s just really interesting to hear how he comes up with all of his ideas for Big Nate,” she said.
—Sarah Torribio storribio@claremont-courier.com

Lincoln Peirce made this crazy looking clown while demonstrating the scribble game to students of Foothill Country Day School on Tuesday in Claremont.

Cartoonist and author Lincoln Peirce shows Foothill Country Day students how to draw his popular character Big Nate on Tuesday during a talk at the school. Mr. Peirce told the students that cartooning can be as easy as making simple shapes and combining them to make a character.

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Council candidates make first appearance…with one exception

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laremont constituents were offered another glance at familiar faces as city council candidates were introduced at the first candidates event of the election season, held at the Claremont Doubletree Hotel on Thursday morning.
It was the candidates’ first public presentation leading up to Claremont’s March 6 municipal election, where 3 candidates will vie for 2 open seats on the Claremont City Council. However, one face remained noticeably absent. While incumbents Corey Calaycay and Larry Schroeder spoke before the crowd of Chamber of Commerce breakfast Incumbents Larry Schroeder, left, and Corey Calaycay chat with business ownguests, presenting talking points on why ers after the first candidatesʼ event, held concurrently with the monthly Chamber they should be re-elected to their respec- breakfast Tuesday morning.

tive posts on council, fellow candidate Michael Keenan declined the Chamber’s invitation to present because he said he was disappointed with the format. Instead of including a questionand-answer segment, such as in years past, each candidate was given 3 minutes to speak. “What can I say in 3 minutes?” Mr. Keenan said in a post-event interview, further disputing associating the word “forum” with the Chamber event. “Usually in a forum, people get to ask questions.” Mr. Keenan reiterated his overall disappointment with the lack of engaged, public participation in this latest municipal election. First, he lamented the fact that nobody else wanted to step forward and run for office and, second, he exCANDIDATESʼ FORUM continues on the next page

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Mayor Larry Schroeder addresses constituents during the Chamberʼs networking breakfast on Tuesday in Claremont. The candidates in the upcoming council election were invited to the breakfast to present their platform to the potential voters. CANDIDATESʼ FORUM continued from the previous page

COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff Council Member Corey Calaycay smiles at the comments of a Claremont Chamber of Commerce memberʼs comments on Tuesday during the Chamberʼs monthly networking breakfast in Claremont.

pressed dismay that it has taken until February to host any election events. While both Mr. Schroeder and Mr. Calaycay declined to comment on Mr. Keenan’s absence, Mr. Schroeder did make note that forums are not sponsored by the city and are up to the discretion of the organization that chooses to play host. “The city or the candidates don’t select the format,” Mr. Schroeder said. “We don’t set up the forums.” While he opted not to participate in Thursday’s event because he did not agree with the way it was set up, Mr. Keenan says he will attend the candidates’ forum to be held by Active Claremont and the League of Women Voters on Saturday, February 23. Until

then, he is concentrating his efforts on going door-todoor, reflecting a central theme in his call for an engaged citizenry: a healthy planet begins at home. “Let’s get together, walk together a little more,” Mr. Keenan said. Despite Mr. Keenan’s absence, Mr. Calaycay and Mr. Schroeder maintain the importance of engaging in opportunities like Thursday’s gathering. “If one decides to run for office, it is very important to fulfill the obligations as a candidate,” Mr. Calaycay said. “And if extended the opportunity to speak, I feel you have an obligation to be there and participate according to whatever rules they set up for us to adhere to. “I am just grateful for the opportunity to participate,” he added. Both candidates focused their allotted time on ad-

dressing the audience’s major concern: Claremont business. Mr. Calaycay pledged to remain committed to working for the residents and business folk of the city while continuing to work cohesively with other council members to further the city council’s mission of being “pro-business.” “We have been working very hard to retain businesses that we have in this community as well as working hard to recruit other businesses that complement our community and certainly provide a vital service to our residents,” Mr. Calaycay said. “It has allowed us to realize the successes that we have had here over the last year.” Mr. Schroeder noted his role in nurturing Claremont’s thriving business climate. Besides legislation, he noted his role in establishing the city’s Business Improvement District despite the loss of the redevelopment agency. He also cited his support of the city’s job creation and business incentive program, which gives loan forgiveness to new or expanding businesses in exchange for hiring a full-time employee. “I personally support local businesses by shopping in your stores and using your services,” Mr. Schroeder said. “I hope you will support me on March 5 for city council.” All 3 candidates will be featured in a candidates forum to be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 23 in the Padua Room at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. The election takes place on Tuesday, March 5 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters may request a vote-by-mail ballot through Tuesday, February 26.
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com

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COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff In what appears to be a broken play, Claremontʼs Madison Stark lies on the ground as Merin Arft takes control of the ball on Thursday during the Packʼs 4-1 playoff victory over Centennial. Seconds later, Arft scored the first of her 2 goals of the night.

CHS girls soccer sets pace with playoff victory

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xpectations were high as the Lady Wolfpack geared up for their first playoff game of 2013 against Corona Centennial. Claremont kept up the tempo from the opening to the final whistle to ease to a 4-1 win.
It was almost a relief to the team to receive a number 2 seed because, with the champion label, teams gunned for Claremont all season. It was clear that Claremont could handle the pressure. Centennial was to receive more than it could handle, although the Huskies had managed a respectable 5-2-3 record and a third-place finish in the Big VIII League. In the preceding 5 matches, Claremont had only narrowly lost to the league’s top team, Chino Hills.

The Wolfpack posted a 7-2-1 record in conference matches this season, only marginally worse than last year’s CIF title-winning squad. Claremont flew out of the blocks, signaling their intent to attack, and attack often. Only 5 minutes in to the game, the team had their first goal. A counter down the left channel saw Renken beat her marker, cut inside and loft a ball to the far post. Arft raced in and got a piece on the cross—whether it was her knee or stomach is not clear—and the ball rolled into the net. On 21 minutes, they scored again. Orchestrator Hannah Chua turned in midfield and dinked a ball into the danger area. Madison Stark collected and shot, only to have her effort blocked. The ball rolled to Arft, who wasted no time in smashing it into the goalkeeper’s right-hand corner for her second goal of the match.

Claremont High School forward Karsyn Jordan collides with Centennial High Schoolʼs number 14 on Thursday during CHSʼ playoff victory over the visiting Huskies.

With Claremont sitting pretty with a 2-0 lead, the team could ease off the gas pedal. “I felt uneasy with a 2-goal lead; they are very dangerous. Our team felt almost over-confident, but we were not out of the woods yet,” said Coach Tim Tracey. From a corner at 34 minutes, Centennial’s Taylor Hollywood sent in a cross to the back post and Felix rose to head the ball into the net. Just like that, Claremont’s lead was cut in half, and Centennial was right back in the game. The halftime whistle blew to the relief of the Wolfpack, who had the wind taken out of their sails during the last 5 minutes. “For my halftime talk, I called them out a little bit.
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BOYS BASKETBALL The Wolfpack dominated the first half of Wednesday evening’s first round playoff game against Apple Valley en route to a 60-50 win. Omar Mahmoud scored 18 points, and Max Allen and Chris Edward were each in double figures for the Wolfpack. Claremont marches on to CIF Division 3-triple-A second round, and traveled to Royal Simi Valley on Friday. The Highlanders finished third place in the Marmonte League, and are coming off of a 67-33 win in their first round game. Webb stormed out to a first-half lead and never looked back against Kern Valley, coming home with a 55-46 victory. The Gauls defeated the #2 High Desert League Broncs on the back of another dramatic victory over Chadwick last week. Webb took on the freelance team Mission Prep in San Luis Obispo on Friday. The Royals won their last game 80-44. BOYS SOCCER Webb produced an explosive second half to win its wild-card playoff match against University Prep on Wednesday, 3-1. Goals by James Romero, Daniel Crisostomo, and Joe Rode sealed the Gauls’ ticket to the next round of CIF Division 6. Webb travels to Bishop to take on the #1 seeded Broncos from the High Desert League this Friday, February 15 at 5 p.m. GIRLS WATER POLO

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Basketball, soccer move on; water polo season ends for CHS girls
Claremont stacked up against number one-seed Arroyo Grande on Wednesday evening, and fell 14-4. The Wolfpack braved a 4-hour drive to San Luis Obispo, and were overpowered by the Eagles’ offense. Jessica Carmody scored the Wolfpack’s 4 goals. Claremont’s year comes to an end after a winning season.
—Chris Oakley sports@claremont-courier.com

CHS promotes from within for softball coach
The Claremont Wolfpack pushed Vincent Hernandez from JV head coach to varsity head coach for his 5th year with the Claremont softball program. This will be Hernandez’s 14th year coaching softball overall. “With appropriate focus on fundamentals, we believe that individuals will improve their skills. As a results, wins and losses take care of themselves,” Coach Hernandez said. Claremont’s softball season begins on February 26, and the Wolfpack look to improve on their 618 record of last season.

Webb holds signing day
Last week, Webb held its college signing day for 5 of its student-athletes. The Gauls’ football star TJ Fenton committed to Southern Utah. Soccer stalwarts Ashlynn Ramos (USC) and Carly Olszewski (Stanford) will both play in the Pac 10 Conference. Finally, baseball standouts Aaron DiGiamarino and Nick Gollin each signed for top schools, USC and Washington St. Louis, respectively.

GIRLS SOCCER continued from the previous page

COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff Claremont High School midfielder Megan Renken fouls a Centennial player on Thursday during first-round CIF playoff action at CHS. Renken had a good game, scoring one of CHS 4 goals.

They needed to keep playing to their potential or they would get burned, because this is a good team we’re playing,” Coach Tracey said. The talk galvanized CHS. Seconds after the restart, Stark sent a raking pass down the right flank to Arft, who returned the favor from Renken by hitting a grass-cutter into the box, and Renken finished neatly low to the goalkeeper’s left. Claremont’s third goal was the killer, as the back 4 rarely allowed the ball into their own half after this. Stark stayed hungry, and on 62 minutes had earned her team a penalty. Stark picked the ball up in her own half, charged 40 yards without being challenged by a Centennial defender, then was chopped down as she entered the penalty box. Marissa Telarroja calmly struck the ball past the goalkeeper with the spot kick. “I was pleased the way we came out a different team in the second half; we kept possession better and found simple passes,” Coach Tracey said. Next up for the Wolfpack are the Valencia Vikings, who finished first place in the Foothill League. Valencia squeaked by Moorpark 1-0, but they did not lose a conference match all season. The Vikings have dangerous strikers in Taylor Venegas and Bailey Reid, each in double figures in scoring for the season, and assist-leader Rebecca Harrison. The match will take place at Claremont High School this Tuesday, February 19 at 5 p.m. Whoever wins this match moves on to the quarterfinals against either Millikan or Sunny Hills. Quarterfinals are on Thursday, February 21. Stay tuned for the results.
—Chris Oakley sports@claremont-courier.com

LEGAL TENDER
Trustee Sale No. 22956CA Title Order No. 6647058 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/2/2007. 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 02/22/2013 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 05/11/2007, Book, Page, Instrument 20071145661 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: CAROL ANN LEVEY, A SINGLE WOMAN, AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 1/3 INTEREST AND MARILYN B. BIDWELL, A SINGLE WOMAN, AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 1/3 INTEREST AND DONALD F. BIDWELL, A SINGLE MAN, AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 1/3 INTEREST, A LL AS TENANTS IN COMMON as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR BROADVIEW MORTGAGE CORPORATION, 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 91766 Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust The street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 4124 OAK HOLLOW ROAD, CLAREMONT, CA 91711 APN Number: 8302011-002 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $820,807.52 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 22956CA. 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. In addition, the borrower on the loan shall be sent a written notice if the sale has been postponed for at least ten (10) business days. 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: 01/28/2013 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) 586-4500 STEPHANIE GARCIA, FORECLOSURE OFFICER MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE IS ASSISTING THE BENEFICIARY TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P1017936 2/2, 2/9, 02/16/2013

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 014414 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BAM LANDSCAPE, 581 Black Hills Dr., Claremont, CA 91711. Andrew Bentson, 581 Black Hills Dr., Claremont, CA 91711. Blake McCallion, 1959 Sixth St., La Verne, CA 91750. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 01/16/2013. /s/ Andrew Bentson This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/22/13. 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: January 26, February 2, 9 and 16, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 011201 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SUCH-A-DEAL, 2479 San Fernando Ct., Claremont, CA 91711. Jerome Feingold, 2479 San Fernando Ct., Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above in August, 1984. /s/ Jerome Feingold This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/16/13. 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: January 26, February 2, 9 and 16, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 017144 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Pamela J. Zedick Financial Planning Services, Inc., 393 W. Foothill Blvd., Ste. 110, Claremont, CA 91711. Pamela J. Zedick Financial Planning Services, Inc., 393 W. Foothill Blvd., Ste. 110, Claremont, CA 91711. 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/ Pamela J. Zedick Title: President This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/25/13. 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: February 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2013 Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES If an application for a premises to premises transfer or original license at a premises located in a census tract with undue concentration of licenses, the following notice must be published once a week for three consecutive weeks pursuant to Government Code Section 6063, 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 TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application January 30, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: JAPEC LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 206 W BONITA AVE UNIT A CLAREMONT, CA 91711-4703 Type of license(s) applied for: 47 – On-Sale General Eating Place CLAREMONT COURIER, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd, Ste 205B, Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 621-4761. Publish February 2, 9 and 16, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013009420 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as INDIAN HILL SHELL, 747 South Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711. Andrew Martin Kayba, 747 South Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711. Waleed Saab, 7303 Altizer Ct., Corona, CA 92880. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Andrew Martin Kayba This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/14/13. 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: February 9, 16, 23 and March 1, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 025405 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Classical Foundations, 334 Springfield Street, Claremont, CA 91711. Lisa Jean Winbolt, 334 Springfield St., 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/ Lisa Jean Winbolt This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/06/13. 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: February 9, 16, 23 and March 1, 2013

Claremont COURIER Classifieds/Saturday, February 16, 2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 025389 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as EMS, Inc., Employment Means Success, 105 Spring Street, Claremont, CA 91711. EMS, Inc., 105 Spring Street, Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 01/10/2013. /s/ Kari D. Anderson Title: CEO This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/06/13. 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: February 9, 16, 23 and March 1, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 029127 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SCHAEFER & COMPANY, CPA, 1254 Harvard Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. James T. Schaefer, 584 Wesley Way, Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above in January, 2002. /s/ James T. Schaefer This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/11/13. 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: February 16, 23, March 1 and 8, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 029117 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as La Bella Spa, 410 Auto Center Dr., Claremont, CA 91711. Yu Ming Bai, 117 W. Garvey Ave., Apt. 275, Monterey Park, CA 91754. Hongmei Li, 1316 Gladys Ave., San Gabriel, CA 91776. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Yu Ming Bai This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/11/13. 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: February 16, 23, March 1 and 8, 2013

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CLASSIFIEDS
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RENTALS
Duplex for Rent
LARGE duplex, one block to Village West. One bedroom, one bathroom, separate single garage, laundry, fenced yard. Excellent condition. $1250. Available March 1. 626-6272.

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.

EMPLOYMENT
Help Wanted
APPLY now, 12 drivers needed. Top 5 percent pay and late model equipment plus benefits. New equipment and 401K. Need CDL Class A driving experience. 877-2588782. www.ad-drivers.com. (Cal-SCAN) DRIVERS! Inexperienced? Get on the road to a successful career with CDL training. Regional training locations. Train and work for Central Refrigerated. www.centraltruckdrivingjobs.com. 877-369-7091. (Cal SCAN) DRIVERS. Job stability. Ashley Distribution Services seeks regional/LTL drivers. CDL-A, minimum one year OTR and yard drivers second shift! Great pay and benefits! 800-837-2241. jobs@ashleydistributionser vices.com. (Cal-SCAN) DRIVERS: One cent increase per mile after 6 months and 12 months. Choose your hometime. Quarterly bonus. Requires 3 months recent experience. 800-414-9569. www.driveknight.com. (CalSCAN)

MARKETPLACE
Announcements
THE business that considers itself immune to advertising, finds itself immune to business. Reach Californians with a classified in almost every county! Over 270 newspapers! Combo: California daily and weekly networks. Free brochures. elizabeth@cnpa.com or 916-288-6019. (Cal-SCAN) IF you used the Mirena IUD between 2001 to present and suffered perforation or embedment in the uterus requiring surgical removal, or had a child born with birth defects, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Johnson Law and speak with female staff members 1-800535-5727. (Cal-SCAN)

MARKETPLACE
Lost and Found
FOUND: Two keys and a black electronic entry fob. Located on Mills across from Chaparral on February 12 at 9:30 a.m. Call 626-1811.

BULLETINS
Business
SAVE on cable TV, internet and digital phone. Packages start at $89.99 a month (for 12 months). Options from all major service providers. Call Aceller today to learn more! Call 1-888897-7650. (Cal-SCAN) HIGH speed Internet everywhere by Satellite! Speeds up to 12 mbps! 200 times faster than dial up. Starting at $49.95 a month. Call now and go fast! 888-718-6268. (Cal-SCAN) DISH Network. Starting at $19.99 a month for 12 months and High Speed Internet starting at $14.95 a month (where available). Save! Ask about same day installation! 888-5404727. (Cal-SCAN) AT&T U-Verse for just $29 a month. Bundle and save with AT&T internet, phone and TV and get a free prepaid Visa card (select plans)! Hurry, call now! 800-319-3280. (Cal-SCAN) MY computer works. Computer problems? Viruses, spyware, email, printer issues, bad internet connections- fix it now! Professional, U.S. based technicians. $25 off service. Call for immediate help. 1-888865-0271. (Cal-SCAN)

BULLETINS
Health
CANADA drug center is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90 percent off all your medication needs. Call today, 1-866-723-7089, for $10 off your first prescription and free shipping. (Cal-SCAN) ATTENTION Sleep Apnea sufferers with Medicare. Get free CPAP replacement supplies at no cost, plus free home delivery! Prevents red skin, sores and bacterial infection! Call 888-699-7660. (Cal-SCAN)

For Sale
KOBE 2008 MVP jersey 60 year Laker anniversary. Signed, certificate, framed, priced to sell. Jerry, 625-6361. ProFlowers. Enjoy 60 percent off Tender Hugs and Kisses with chocolates for your valentine! Site price: $49.99, you pay just $19.99. Plus take 20 percent off other gifts over $29! Go to www.Proflow ers.com/secret or call 888717-7251. (Cal-SCAN) SAWMILLS from only $3997. Make and save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free information/DVD. www.NorwoodSawmills.com. (Cal-SCAN) EdenPURE portable infrared heaters. Join the 3 million beating the cold and winter heater bills. Save $229 on our EdenPURE model 750. Call now while supplies last! 1-888-752-9941. (Cal-SCAN) SHARI’S Berries. Delight all of your valentines with our freshly dipped strawberries, decadent truffles and handcrafted sweets! Save 20 percent on qualifying gifts over $29! Visit www.berries.com/enticing or call 1-888-721-8829. (Cal-SCAN)

Hotlines
PROJECT Sister Sexual Assault Crisis Prevention Services. If you have been sexually assaulted or victimized by child sexual abuse and need help for yourself or your children, call the 24 hotline 626-HELP (4357). HOUSE of Ruth Domestic Violence Services. If you have been abused or beaten by your intimate partner and need help for yourself or your children, please call our 24 hour hotline, 988-5559. NAMI HELPLINE National Alliance on Mental Illness, Pomona Valley Chapter, provides information and referral in a supportive spirit. Call any day or time. 399-0305.

House for Rent
DARLING Claremont adjacent home. Completely renovated 3 bedroom, one bathroom, with celing fans in every room. Big yard. 1388 sq. ft. New tile, carpet, cabinets. No dogs, smoking. $1600. 217-0526. SAN Antonio Heights home for rent. Ten minutes from Village. Two bedrooms, one bathroom, large kitchen, great schools, pets okay. $1895 monthly, yard service and water included. Call Kevin at 714-402-0034.

Antiques
AMERICAN and European antiques, furnishings, home and garden decor. New shipment weekly! The Ivy House. 212 W. Foothill Blvd. 6216628. A BARN and house full of antiques, furniture and smalls. Refinishing too! 593-1846. Kensoldenoddities.com. La Verne.

Donations
DONATE your car. Fast free towing, 24-hour response. Tax deduction. United Breast Cancer Foundation. Providing free mammograms and breast cancer information. 888-792-1675. (Cal-SCAN) DONATE your car, truck or boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 day vacation, tax deductible, free towing, all paperwork taken care of. 888-902-6851. (Cal-SCAN)

MARKETPLACE
Announcements
DID you know that 10 million adults tweeted in the past month, while 164 million read a newspaper in print or online in the past week? Advertise in 240 California newspapers for one low cost. Your 25 word classified ad will reach over 6 million plus Californians. For a brochure call Elizabeth, 916288-6019. (Cal-SCAN) “MANY a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.” —Mark Twain. Advertise your business card size ad in 140 California newspapers for one low cost. Reach over 3 million plus Californians. Free brochure, elizabeth@cnpa.com or 916-288-6019. (Cal-SCAN)

Education
AIRLINES are hiring. Train for a hands-on aviation maintenance career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance, 877-804-5293. (CalSCAN) ATTEND college 100 percent online. Medical, business, criminal justice and hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computers available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-210-5162, www.Centu raOnline.com. (Cal-SCAN)

EMPLOYMENT
Help Wanted
BE an immigration or bankruptcy paralegal. $395 includes certificate, resume and 94 percent placement in all 50 California counties. For more information call 626-552-2885 or 626-918-3599. (Cal-SCAN) CREATIVE clerical assistant to published author. Knowledge of computer technology plus language and research skills. Excellent driving record. Submit personal letter of introduction to coffmanliterary@hotmail.com or PO Box 411, Claremont. 6257249. ADMINISTRATIVE Assistant for fast paced office. Flexible/parttime. Bring resume and complete application, 419 Yale Ave.

Personals
MEET singles right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it for free. Call now, 1888-866-3166. (Cal-SCAN)

Want to Buy
WANTED: Diabetic test strips. Cash paid. Unopened, unexpired boxes only. All brands considered. Help others, don’t throw away boxes. For more information call 888-491-1168. (Cal-SCAN)

ANIMALS
Animal Shelters
Inland Valley Humane Society 623-9777 Upland Animal Shelter 931-4185 H.O.P.E Upland 1-800-811-4285 West End Animal Shelter 947-3517

Financial
EVER consider a reverse mortgage? At least 62 years old? Stay in your home and increase cash flow. Safe and effective. Call now for your free DVD. Call now, 888-6983165. (Cal-SCAN) GET free of credit card debt now! Cut payments by up to half. Stop creditors from calling. 888-416-2691. (CalSCAN)

AUTOS
Autos Wanted
WANTED: Any condition pre1973 Mercedes SL, other convertibles, Porsche 356 or 911, Volkswagen Bus, Jaguar XK120 through E-types. Gas station memorabilia and signs. Other interesting cars considered. 714-267-3436 or michaelcanfield204@gmail.com. (Cal-SCAN)
DEADLINES
Classified: Monday & Thursday by 3:00 pm Real Estate: Wednesday by 3:00 pm Service Pages: Monday by 3:00 pm

Health
DO you know your testosterone levels? Call 888-9042372 and ask about our test kits and get a free trial of Progene, an all natural testosterone supplement. (Cal-SCAN)
PRICING
Classified: 1-16 words $20.00, each additional word $1.25 Display Ad: $12 per column/inch, 3 column minimum Service Ad: Please call for pricing.

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All phone numbers in the classified section are in the 909 area code unless otherwise noted.

SERVICES
Acoustical
QUALITY Interiors. Acoustical contractor, specializing in acoustic removal, texture, painting, acoustic re-spray and drywall repairs. Lic.602916. 909-624-8177.

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Caregiver
CAREGIVER/Personal Assistant. Experienced, compassionate and caring. CPR and First Aid certified. References. Barbara, 949-228-2128. PRIVATE duty care provider with 6 years experience, specializing in elderly care. Current CPR, TB test. For a free assessment contact: Wendi Griffin, 909-4372298. Bond#71294838.

Contractor
ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Veteran New and repairs.

Electrician

Gardening

Handyman

909-599-9530
Serving Claremont for 30 years! Lic.323243

Serving Claremont Since 1995.
Residential, Commercial. Recessed lighting and design, breaker replacement, service panel upgrades, ceiling fans, trouble-shooting, landscaping lighting, pool and spa equipment replacement. Free estimates 24-hours. References. 909-900-8930 909-626-2242 Lic.806149

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KOGEMAN CONSTRUCTION
Room additions. Kitchen/bath remodeling. Custom cabinets. Residential/commercial. 946-8664 Lic.B710309 Visit us on Facebook! WENGER Construction. 25 years experience. Cabinetry, doors, electrical, drywall, crown molding. Lic.707381. Competitive pricing! 951-640-6616.

Carpet Service
Programs for adults and children. Established 1983. Call 624-7770. perry@aiki.com. www.musubidojo.org. 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.

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 909-391-3495 or 909-239-3979. GARDEN Maintenance. Mowing, hand pull weeding, trimming, sprinkler work and cleanups. David, 374-1583. EXPERIENCE our award winning maintenance! We create a customized maintenance program for your property and lifestyle needs. Sprinkler repairs and low voltage lighting. Call Alan Cantrall, 909-224-3327. Lic.861685 and insured.

ALL your home remodeling and repair needs. Quality work for unbeatable pricing. 909-912-5983. HANDYMAN Service. "Your small job specialist." Steve Aldridge. Day: 909-455-4917. Evening: 909-625-1795.

Hauling
SAMEDAY-HAULAWAY
Free estimates. Senior discount! WE HAUL IT ALL CHARLIE! 909-382-1210 sameday-haulaway.com

AC/Heating

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

Drywall

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

909-982-8910
* Senior Discount * Lic.359145

SAME DAY SERVICE Free service call with repair. Only $49.50 diagnostic fee without repair. All repairs—All brands Edison and Gas Company rebates. Great prices. Friendly service. We're local. 909-398-1208 www.novellcustom.com Lic.958830

909-599-9530

House Cleaning
20 YEARS experience. Free estimates. Excellent references. Tailored to your individual needs. Call Lupe, 525-3273. CAROUSEL Quality Cleaning. Family owned for 20 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. CHRISTIAN lady will clean homes, offices, windows. Bonded. Licensed. Excellent references. 21 years. Yolanda, 909-621-2162.

Childcare
AFFORDABLE childcare. Families with multiple children welcome. Large Claremont home. Miss Carmen, 909621-3108 or 909-367-3560.

Fences & Gates
*REDWOOD OR CEDAR *ORNAMENTAL IRON *BLOCK WALLS Installations and Repairs Since 1980. Lic.557151. C.F.Privett 909-621-5388

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

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

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

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

ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Veteran New, repairs. ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!

Electrician
CALL Lou. Flush lights, service changes, repairs, service calls, outdoor lighting and room additions. Lic.258436. Call 909-241-7671, 909-9498230. SPARKS ELECTRIC Local electrician for all your electrician needs! 626-890-8887 or 909-2512013. Lic.922000

909-599-9530 Cell: 626-428-1691
Lic.323243

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.

Fictitious Name
A FICTITIOUS Name Statement (D.B.A.) is required if you’re in business. You are required to file and publish a DBA in the local newspaper. You must renew every five (5) years. You must republish if any changes have been made to your business. If your business is in LA COUNTY, The Courier will provide the legal form, file it with the L.A. County Clerk, publish the Statement and provide you with proof of publication. Only $95.00 to publish plus a $26 county fee. Claremont Courier: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd, Suite 205B Claremont. Call Vickie, 621-4761.

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.

DOT Will Do It! A full-service errand business. Dorothy "Dot" Sheehy. www.dotwilldoit.com. 909-621-9115 or 909-782-2885.

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

Handyman
SMALL repair jobs, fencing, gates, brick block, concrete cutting, breaking and repair. 25 years in Claremont. Paul, 909-753-5360. Claremont Handyman Service All your handyman needs. Carpentry, lighting, painting. Odd jobs welcome! Free consultations. 921-6334 A-HANDYMAN New and Repairs Inside, outside, small, large, home, garage, yard, ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! 909-599-9530 Cell: 626-428-1691 Lic.323243 30 years experience! Claremont area.

Concrete
ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Veteran, Mt. Sac, Cal Poly Stamped, broom, color finishes. Slate, flagstone, planters, walls and walkways.

Bathroom Remodeling
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 JDC CONCRETE 909-624-9000 Driveways/walkways, block walls, pavers, bricks, stone veneer, concrete staining, drainage. Lic.894245 C8, C29.

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. ASA ELECTRIC
Residential and commercial. New installations, repairs and more!

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

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

Call 909-599-9530 Now Cell: 626-428-1691 SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
INSTALLATIONS EXPERT REPAIRS DRIP SYSTEM SPECIALISTS C.F.PRIVETT, LIC.557151

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

951-283-9531
Claremont resident. Lic.860606

909-621-5388

SERVICES
Landscape Lighting
ENJOY your yard after dark! We offer expert design installation and repair of low voltage lighting. Alan Cantrall Landscaping. 909-224-3327. Contractor Lic.861685.

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Landscaping

Painting
COLLINS Painting & Construction Company, LLC. Interior, exterior. Residential and commercial. Contractors Lic.384597. 985-8484.

Plumbing
Hayden’s Services Inc.
Since 1978 Bonded * Insured NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL! 24-hour emergency service.

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 909-9821604.

Tutoring
AFFORDABLE K-5 Reading Tutor. Retired teacher. 35 years. Multiple strategies, resources. Individual, group. Janice, 909-596-1266.

Landscaping
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.

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*

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

909-982-8910
* Senior discount * Lic.359145 RENES Plumbing and AC. All types residential repairs, HVAC, new installation, repairs. Prices to fit the working family’s budget. Lic.454443. Insured professional service. 909-593-1175.

Upholstery

Please call 909-989-9786.

ADVANCED DON DAVIES Veteran, Mt. Sac, Cal Poly
New, repairs. Professional. All sprinkler repairs. PINK UPHOLSTERY 48 years of experience. Up to 30 percent discount on fabric. Free pickup and delivery. Please call 909-597-6613.

Learn Japanese

Call 909-992-9087 Lic.941734 GREENWOOD LANDSCAPING CO.
Landscaping contractor for complete landscaping, irrigation, drainage, designing and gardening. Lic.520496 909-621-7770 CHARLES' Landscape. 30 years experience. Drought tolerant design. 909-217-9722. 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: 909626-3066. 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. Service and repair. Drain cleaning, leak detection, gas lines, water heaters, installation of plumbing fixtures, bathroom remodels. Fully insured and bonded. All work guaranteed.

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

Tile

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.

Patio & Decks
ADVANCED DON DAVIES
New, refurbish and repair. Concrete, masonry, lighting, planters and retaining walls.

909-260-4376
www.ThePlumbersConnection.net

Lic.839835

ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Mt. Sac, Cal Poly New, refurbish or repair. Design, drainage, concrete, slate, flagstone, lighting, irrigation, decomposed granite. 909-599-9530 Cell: 626-428-1691 Claremont area 30 years! Lic.323243

EXCEL PLUMBING
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
BAUER 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 946-7444. TOM Day Tree Service. Fine pruning of all trees since 1974. Free estimate. 909-629-6960.

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

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

ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Veteran Weed eating, mowing, tractor fields, manual slopes, hauling.

Pet Sitting
PET SITTER/DOG WALKER
Reliable, friendly, knowledgeable. Local references available.

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.

AMANDA, 818-219-3268
CLAREMONT Village Pet & House Sitting Service. Sabbatical special! Lisa and Brenda, claremontpets@hotmail.com or 909-518-0600.

KPW PAINTING
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

Tutoring
PRIVATE tutor available for afterschool and weekend homework help. Secondary teaching credential in English Language Arts. Will work with your student on any subject. Fee negotiated at first meeting. 909-261-3099. HELP your child achieve success in school. Family man, currently completing graduate work in education, available for homework help and tutoring in your home or in my Claremont home. Evenings or weekends. $20 hourly. 626-466-8391, rcmsangab@gmail.com. Free initial consultation. PRIVATE tutor. Reading, writing and vocabulary. Experienced teacher over 40 years. Contact Allen, agross91768@yahoo.com or 909-629-6007.

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

Pilates

909-615-4858
Lic.778506 D&D Custom Painting. Bonded. Lic.423346. Residential, commercial. Interior or exterior. Free estimates. 909-982-8024.

Remodeling
SEMI-RETIRED finish remodeler. Does kitchens, porches, doors, decks, fences, painting and more. Call Paul, 909919-3315.

DANS GARDENING SERVICE
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. DLS Landscaping and Design. Claremont native 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.

Yoga

YOUR neigborhood classical Pilates studio. 665 E. Foothill Blvd. Unit M., Claremont, Ca 91711. Call for a free demo! 909-730-1033.

Roofing
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.

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

RESTORATIVE YOGA
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.

RESIDENTIAL/Commercial. Quality work at reasonable prices. Free estimates. Lic.541469. 909-622-7994.

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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

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909-621-5626
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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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M ALKA RINDE REAL ESTATE
1876 Morgan Avenue, Claremont CA 91711

REAL ESTATE
MALKA RINDE Broker - Owner

EXPERIENCE MATTERS...
Celebrating Over 25 Years Selling Real Estate in the Area

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

Free Market Analysis of Your Home
It gives me great pleasure to be able to offer you my services, now backed by the immense resources of Sotheby’s International Realty and the local expertise and experience of Wheeler Steffen Real Estate. With the benefit of this new alliance between Sotheby’s International Realty and Wheeler Steffen Real Estate, my goal is to provide you with excellent service and obtain the highest possible price for your properties through maximum national and international exposure.

Claremont Real Estate Market Snapshot

January
Number of Homes Sold Number Sold > $750,000 Number Sold < $750,000 Highest Sale Price Lowest Sale Price Average List Price Average Sold Price
Call me for a FREE Market Analysis of your home. I have many buyers looking for homes in Claremont.

2013 23 2 21 $1,025,000 $169,900 $479,926 $466,757 66

2012 15 1 $910,000 $205,500 $460,340 $447,167 $477,131 110

Change From Previous Year +53 percent

+100 percent +50 +13 -17 +4 +4 -40 percent percent percent percent percent percent

Average Days On Market

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January 2013 started off strong, with homes selling more quickly than they have been in the months prior. The average number of days the homes were on the market before selling is significantly less than it was this time last year, which is one indicator of growth in the market. Inventory still remains low, espeically in the $750,000+ market.
Information provided by Ryan Zimmerman, Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's International Realty, ryan.zimmerman@sothebysrealty.com

GEOFF T. HAMILL
BROKER ASSOCIATE, ABR, CRS, E-PRO, GRI, SRES

GEOFF IS #1 IN CLAREMONT SALES & LISTINGS SINCE 1988

909.621.0500

Geoff@GeoffHamill.com
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New Listing!
HISTORIC CLAREMONT VILLAGE ESTATE. 605 Diablo Drive, Claremont. $665,000
One of the finest and grandest homes in Claremont! On 3 prime city lots on over 2/3 acre, this Italian Renaissance style home has numerous original embellishments plus recent upgrades! Main residence features 5 bedrooms plus a parlor and den. Separate guest/chauffer's 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. Formal entry hall, grand scale rooms, high ceilings, crown moldings, mahogany woodwork, hardwood floors, elevator, builtins, newer tile roof, retrofitted foundation, copper gutters, plus an attic and basement. (C1105) PRIME NORTH CLAREMONT GARNET MODEL. Striking curb appeal perfectly situated on a sweeping corner lot in one of north Claremontʼs most coveted neighborhoods! Immaculate one story, 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, approximately 2850 sq. ft. of living space. Extensive newer tumbled travertine flooring. Formal entry foyer opens to a huge living room and separate formal dining room. Cheerful kitchen with breakfast nook eating area boasts a custom opening to spacious family room with a stone fireplace. Master bedroom affords a large walk-in closet. Tile roof. Indoor laundry room plus direct access to garage. Approximately 12,500 sq. ft. over-sized lot with covered patio, grassy yard areas plus mountain views! Prime locale near Higginbotham Park and the foothills of Claraboya. (D605)

New Listing!
760 10th Street, Claremont. CLASSIC RENOVATED OLD CLAREMONT VILLAGE HOME. $588,000
Prime locale on quiet block and coveted street. Charming traditional style home boasting great curb appeal! Wonderful Pacific red oak hardwood floors and smooth ceilings throughout most rooms. Brazilian cherry wood flooring in sunroom. Spacious formal living room with fireplace plus separate dining room. Cheerful remodeled kitchen with tiled counters. Newer copper plumbing. Solatubes for natural lighting. Central air and heat. Attached 2 car garage with direct access. Spacious lot with multiple grass areas and tall shade trees. (T760)

"Best Possible Price Achieved, Every Time!"

COMING SOON:
• Claraboya Spectacular Mid-Century Modern with Jet Liner Views $1,250,000 • Charming Claremont Home $438,000 • Nice Home in Condit District $425,000

OPEN HOUSE SUN 1 - 4 PM

FOR LEASE:
• Claremont Village $3,300/Month
New Listing!
CLAREMONT VILLAGE END UNIT TOWNHOUSE. $425,000
Best prime locale facing tree lined Yale Avenue enjoys picturesque streetscape views of neighboring vintage character homes. Features 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (1 bedroom and 1 bathroom downstairs.) Townhouse/PUD (NOT a condo, you own your individual lot!) Living room with fireplace plus dining area. Master suite with additional fireplace. Upstairs bedrooms boast vaulted ceilings and access to private view balconies. Inside laundry area upstairs. Central air and heat. Smooth texture ceilings. Direct access to one car garage plus one car parking space nearby. Spacious wrap-around private patio. Convenient walking distance to both new and established Claremont Village shops and restaurants, gourmet grocery stores, The Claremont Colleges, Metrolink, Memorial Park and fine schools! (S310)

New Listing!
CLAREMONT VILLAGE NEW ENGLAND STYLE. $695,000.
Newly refreshed, inside and out! Historically known as ʻThe Beck Houseʼ. Custom built circa 1900, this home enjoys beautiful fine woodwork, built-ins, high ceilings and refinished white oak hardwood floors. Great early American curb appeal with covered front porch. Versatile floor plan with 4 bedrooms and a library/den. Updated kitchen with stone counters and a breakfast nook. Grand living great room with fireplace. Formal dining room with garden views. Central air and heat. Indoor laundry room. Drive-thru 2 car garage plus carport. Spacious lot with tall mature shade trees and a deep lap pool. Prime locale close to the Colleges, Memorial Park, Metrolink and downtown Village shopping! (I1275)

SELLERS:
“I have motivated and qualified buyers looking for a Claremont home”
Please call today for a FREE complimentary market analysis of your property. Thank you!
D.R.E. #00997900

785 W. 9th Street, Claremont IMMACULATE OLD CLAREMONT VILLAGE HOME. $575,000.
This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home boasts many upgrades throughout, plus impressive curb appeal! Custom built in 1955. Among the many renovations are the spacious updated kitchen with center island and a large sunlit kitchen table area as well as one bathroom featuring a jetted tub and another bathroom with a Premier walk-in tub. Main bedroom features a large cedar lined walk-in closet and the small third bedroom has separate outdoor access making it well suited for a home office. Per seller, there are original hardwood floors under the carpet in the formal living and dining rooms! Meticulous landscaping with shaded patios and fruit trees. Indoor laundry, 2 car garage plus additional private parking. Zoned for Sycamore Elementary School and convenient to Village. (N785)

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

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Grand Centurion • Determined • Honest • Dedicated • Diligent
NANCY TELFORD/C-21 BEACHSIDE BROKER ASSOCIATE (909) 575-8411 EMAIL: Telford@Telford.com www.NancyTelford.com DRE #01191038 Top 1% In the USA! #1 in the Inland Empire/San Gabriel Valley & awarded again for the Best Quality Service

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BEAUTIFUL ROSEMONT ESTATE HOME Claremont pool home situated on corner lot close to Cahuilla Park, Condit Elementary School and Claremont High School. Double door entry welcomes you into 2218 sq. ft. of spacious living with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Dual pane windows, plantation shutters, ceiling fans, vaulted ceiling, 2 brick fireplaces, laundry room, formal living and dining room. Spacious kitchen with plenty of cabinetry, walk-in pantry, breakfast bar and upgraded kitchen appliances. Family room opens up to private backyard with wet bar, custom built pool/spa, fruit trees and view of the mountains. $598,000. Call 909.575.8411 and visit www.NancyTelford.com. (R1802)
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BEAUTIFUL NORTH CLAREMONT HOME AT 3842 WILLIAMS AVENUE Charming home on large, private 13,415 sq. ft. lot. The city may permit a Mother-In-law/guest house. Double door entry welcomes you into this beautiful home. Cozy fireplace in formal living room. Formal dining room and spacious family room. Kitchen with lots of cabinets and nook. Inside laundry area. Three car garage plus more! $459,000. Visit www.NancyTelford.com. (W3842)

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PRESTIGIOUS BLAISDELL RANCH ESTATE $965,000 AT 967 DEEP SPRINGS Paradise awaits! Lush landscaping, stunning mountain views, rock pool/spa with waterfalls, BBQ island and fire pit for your enjoyment. Double door entry with beautiful chandelier welcomes you into this showcase estate. Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, spacious family room with wet bar. Elegant formal living and dining rooms. Master suite has fireplace, sauna and balcony over looking the beautiful grounds plus more. (D967)

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VILLAGE WALK TOWNHOME $515,000 AT 175 PRINCIPIA COURT Beautiful end unit in the heart of the Claremont Village. Close to shops, restaurants and the colleges. Upgraded with rich wood cabinetry, hardwood floors and carpeting. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and breakfast bar. Master suite with private balcony overlooking the lovely courtyard. This is truly carefree living. (P175)

I can't say enough about Mason's easy-going professionalism. I have worked with many real estate agents—buying and selling a home—some good and some not so good, but Mason stands above the rest. Although a busy agent, he made us feel like we were his only clients. It is obvious that Mason takes pride in his work and helped us through what has usually been a very stressful process. We were always informed, updated and met personally when needed. There was never pressure, unnecessary stress or unanswered questions. I will recommend everyone I know to Mason!

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NORTH CLAREMONT POOL HOME $630,000 AT 2231 BRESCIA AVENUE Bright, light and airy floor plan with approximately 2145 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 2 remodeled bathrooms and a remodeled kitchen with granite countertops. Formal dining and living room with fireplace. Family room with French doors that lead to a private backyard with 2 patio areas, pool, spa plus grassy area. This home is lovingly maintained with views of mountains and more. (B2231)

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Mason Prophet

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

909.447.7708 • Mason@MasonProphet.com

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1-4 p.m. 645 W. 20th St., Upland. Curtis Real Estate. 1-4 p.m. 605 Diablo Drive, Claremont. Wheeler Steffen Sothebyʼs International Realty. 1-4 p.m. 760 10th St., Claremont. Wheeler Steffen Sothebyʼs International Realty. 1-4 p.m. 785 W. 9th St., Claremont. Wheeler Steffen Sothebyʼs International Realty.

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645 W. 20th St., Upland HISTORIC UPLAND HOME
Listing Agent: Carol Wiese Fabulous home built in 1918. Old world charm updated with new wiring, copper plumbing, insulation, drywall, central heat/AC, roof and more. Mountain and city views. Sparkling pool and spa. Four car, 1050 sq. ft. garage. Situated on an expansive corner lot. $589,000. (T645)

1540 OʼMalley Avenue, Upland
Wonderful 3 bedroom, 1622 sq. ft. north Upland home. Large kitchen with granite counters and tile floors. Formal dining room. Copper plumbing and newer roof. Large lot with spacious, fenced backyard featuring covered patio, fruit trees and a spectacular view of the mountains. Quiet tree-lined street in a great location. $322,500. (O1540)

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

Continuing the family tradition in the Claremont Village since 1947

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107 N. Harvard, Claremont CA 91711

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ABSOLUTELY STUNNING An extraordinary experience awaits you as you enter through the privately gated courtyard. There is imported Italian flooring as well as Tecsun carbonized bamboo throughout the house. Kitchen is a chef's dream with newly crafted birch cabinets, professional grade appliances, granite counters and Walker Zanger backsplash. Living and dining rooms are open spaces that provide the perfect backdrop for all types of entertaining, featuring a captivating dual sided fireplace. Separate guest suite, pool, spa and 4 car garages. Call for your private viewing, this home won't last! 909-3981810. $1,150,000. (D830)

ONE-OF-A-KIND MASTERPIECE Northeast Claremont home featuring custom appointments and amenities. Enter through iron and glass doors to find a sweeping staircase and spacious living room with soaring ceilings and an abundance of natural light. First floor master bedroom is splendid with 2 fireplaces, crystal chandeliers and sconces. Gleaming hardwood floors welcome you into the fabulous great room that includes a gourmet kitchen with 2 islands which overlook the garden of flowering shrubs and roses. Yard boasts fully appointed covered patio, outdoor kitchen with granite counters, outdoor fireplace, salt water pool, spa, fire ring and orchard. Two separate garages house 7 vehicles, in addition the home has solar. 909-398-1810. $2,498,000. (B808)

FRENCH CHATEAU Immerse yourself in ʻThe Manior Residenceʼ perfectly situated in northeast Claremont on over one acre of land. Reminiscent of a classic, Brittany Styled French Chateau with architectural and upscale details that surprise and delight. Embrace wood and travertine flooring, an elevator, game room, teen loft and more! Be the ultimate chef in the kitchen that Julia Child would have adored. Hand laid stone façade is the first blush of the exotic grounds which include a pool pavilion and a guest casita. Other exceptional features include a 5-Star energy rating. This is an exceptionally appealing residence with distinctive character that enjoys the proximity of downtown Claremont. Please call today for your appointment, 909-398-1810. $3,195,000. (S1015)

TIMELESS ROMANTICISM Extraordinary single story custom home in northeast Claremont is available for the first time. Designed for the discerning owner, with architectural detailing rarely found in new construction. Step into another world as you breathe in the elegant living room with custom designed fireplace and coffered ceilings, the spacious family room with wet bar, the billiard room and so much more! Show stopper kitchen boasts oversized center island, professional grade Thermador appliances, exceptional custom cabinetry, granite counters and butler's pantry with beautiful built-ins that leads to the formal dining room. Sumptuous master suite has a cozy private courtyard with a fireplace for romantic interludes. Artfully manicured grounds are complete with pool, spa, patios and an orchard. 909-398-1810. $2,498,000. (B659)

EXCEPTIONAL LIVING This home welcomes you with warmth and elegance. Inviting formal dining room is tastefully appointed with crown moldings and impressive ceiling details. Gourmet kitchen is a true chefʼs delight with granite counters and Viking range. Unwind from a busy day under the covered patio surrounded by lush foliage as you hear the bubbling fountains. 909-398-1810. $609,000. (C2294)

CLAREMONT CONTEMPORARY Clean lines and bright open spaces connect the outdoors with the indoors of this home behind private gates in the Griswold’s community. Solid wood floors and plantation shutters accent the vaulted ceilings, cheery kitchen and master suite. Private yard offers relaxation in a tranquil environment. $359,000. 909398-1810. (V406)

NORTH CLAREMONT LIVING Entertaining in this home is a delight with a floor plan that offers plenty of space for you and your guests. Hear the soft laughter of family and friends as they mingle around the warmth of a crackling fire. Large backyard boasts swimming pool and large grassy areas. Don't miss out, call today, 909-3981810. $502,100. (N2296)

TROPICAL PARADISE Escape to a paradise filled with tropical flora and fauna accented by swaying palms framing the sparking pool and spa. Find gleaming travertine floors, high ceilings and a beautifully updated kitchen which opens to the family room with fireplace for a great room effect. RV parking and a guest house. $609,000. 909-398-1810. (W1906)

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