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The impact of Prop 30 on community colleges
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Piecing it TOGETHER
Students, community join to create public art
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COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff Claremont High School students Samantha Mutschler, left, Isabella Mendoza, Julian To and Garrett Shipway assemble the giant ceramic collage on Tuesday in Pomona. The students created the artwork as a joint project with local artist Maureen Wheeler.

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Smoke from distant wildfires settles in the Inland Valley early Monday morning as seen from Base Line Road in Claremont. High temperatures this week have brought red flag fire warnings to the area.

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Silencing the opposition
Dear Editor: Thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United vs. FEC, billionaires and corporations are flooding the airwaves with ads supporting or opposing candidates and ballot measures. They are trying to drown out opposing voices. Even before Citizens United, corporate interests outspent employee organizations 15-to-1. Since then, the imbalance is much higher. Even worse, they’re not satisfied with that. Now they are trying to silence the voice of their employees, so no competing views will be heard. In California, their attempt is on our November ballot; it’s called Proposition 32. It would obstruct employee organizations from collecting money from their members to use in political advertising, by making it illegal to withhold it from employee paychecks, even voluntarily. However, it exempts professional businesses: doctors, lawyers and hedge fund traders, for example. It also does nothing to obstruct corporations from using their stockholders’ money, or to prevent billionaires from secretly funneling their money through fronts with patriotic-sounding names. This is a blatant, undemocratic attack on free speech. It attempts to entrench a dictatorship of the moneyed interests. According to the Contra Costa Times: “If Proposition 32 did what supporters claim—limit all special-interest money from corrupting the political system—we would race to endorse it. It doesn’t. It actually tilts the political playing field in favor of the wealthy and corporations.” California’s voters have defeated similar attempts before: Proposition 226 in 1998 and Proposition 75 in 2005, but big money keeps trying to fool us. Don’t be fooled. Proposition 32 must be defeated in order to preserve democracy and freedom of speech for all in California.
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Summer heat lingers, fall cooling trend on its way


Blaisdell Senior Center Those craving temperatures to match the Hal440 S. College Ave. • 399-5367 Joslyn Senior Center loween season will unfortunately be left wanting as Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 660 N. Mountain Ave. • 399-5488 the heat wave continues to hit the Southland, acHours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. cording to the Southern California Weather Authority (SCWA). A Red Flag Warning for Los Angeles County came with the first day of October, along with continued heat advisory warnings released for the days ahead. Los Angeles hit 98 degrees as of Monday around 4 p.m., 18 degrees above the recorded high. Claremont sizzled near 104. As the county reaches these record highs, city staffers and volunteers are ensuring that locals, especially those most vulnerable, are covered as the scorching temperatures continue their upward creep. “Seniors are at a high risk,” recognized Edith Orcasitas, a volunteer with the Joslyn Senior Center. “It’s important to us that we take good care of our residents.” A number of designated cooling centers are scattered across the city and county, offering an icy refuge for those suffering from the heat wave blues. The nearest cooling center can be found by calling “211.” Claremont’s refrigerated destination sites include the Hughes Community Center and the Claremont Library, as well as the Blaisdell and Joslyn Senior Centers. Friends and local residents COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff Mark Vaghchi and Linda Corvan The sun rises through some long dry brush on the side of Base Line Road Monday morning in Claremont. Summer may have officially took advantage of the air condiended but the relentless heat in the Inland Valley continues, with temperatures expected to be well over 100 today and tomorrow. tioning offered at Claremont’s Joslyn Senior Center Monday afEmergency Management. Set the air conditioner beternoon to enjoy a lunch out of the house, without tween 75 to 80 degrees or, for those without an air the accompaniment of the miserable temperature. conditioner, take a cold shower twice a day and visit When not seeking relief in his home on Twelfth Street, Mr. Vaghchi says he can be found hiding out public air-conditioned facilities when possible. If outside, reduce physical activity and wear at a number of Claremont cool zones, those desigwide-brimmed hats, light-colored and lightweight nated and undesignated. He suggests the Laemmle clothing and avoid hot, heavy meals that include exTheatres, the Claremont Club or a local shopping cessive protein. For those who choose to partake in mall as an afternoon retreat from the heat. He had any sort of outdoor activity, the SCWA recommends come to the Joslyn Center Monday after cooling down at an exercise class taught in the Casa Colina pairing plenty of drinking water with eating saltine crackers to replenish salt lost from the body. pool. “If you think you have enough water bottles for “There are lots of opportunities to take advantage your hike then take 2 times more to be safe. Most of,” Mr. Vaghchi said. Ms. Corvan recommends making use of free city- people miscalculate their water need,” suggested Kevin Martin, senior meteorologist of the Southern sponsored activities, where the rooms are cold and California Weather Authority. A cyclist beats the heat by riding in the early mornthe A/C bill is handled for you. Among Ms. Coring Monday on Base Line Road in Claremont. An Extended cooling hours will be added for the van’s favorite activities are the afternoon movies unusual heat wave swept the region on Sunday weekend, should the triple-digit temperatures conthat play at the Joslyn Center every 2nd, 3rd and 4th and will likely last through Wednesday. tinue. For updated information on the city’s cooling Friday of the month. Movies follow the afternoon centers, visit www.ci.claremont.ca.us. Questions relunch hour. garding the county’s cooling centers can be directed Whether at a designated cooling center or not, to the Office of Emergency Management at 323residents are reminded that the temperatures of this 459-3779, or visit www.espfocus.org. latest heat wave are dangerous and that necessary —Beth Hartnett precautions should be taken. Avoid the sun from 10 news@claremont-courier.com a.m. to 3 p.m. when burning rays are the strongest, suggests a fact sheet provided by the Office of

espite the calendar change, the abundance of autumn leaf decorations on display and everything pumpkin hitting store shelves and coffee shops, the triple-digit weather is anything but an indicator of the arrival of fall.

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espite the past year’s bustle of activity surrounding the Wilderness Park parking lot construction, which finally began last August, activity has grown quiet in recent weeks as the city deals with an unanticipated mishap.

Wilderness Park lot construction remains in limbo
ciation, owners of the land where the new parking lot is being constructed, according to Brian Desatnik, director of community development. “We were aware that the easement existed, however, we assumed that the property owner [Pomona Valley Protection Association] had received the necessary approval for the easement,” Mr. Desatnik said. “They are the ones that leased us the land to build the lot. The lease didn’t say anything about being contingent on approval of the easement holder or anything like that, so we assumed that they had authority to go ahead and build.” Though building has been temporarily stopped, the review process with the LACFCD is now underway, says Mr. Desatnik. “We have been in communication,” he said, adding that comments on the plan were received by the city last week. “We are addressing and revising the [parking lot construction] plans to address their comments.”

Last month, City Manager Tony Ramos announced an unexpected halt in construction after the city was contacted by a representative from the LA County Flood Control District (LACFCD). The representative claimed the district was unaware of the construction project, which included an easement over the property owned by the LACFCD. A permit from the LACFCD will be required for construction to continue. The unforeseen stoppage occurred due to miscommunication with the Pomona Valley Protection Asso-

Though a few adjustments are being made to construction plans, nothing significant will change, Mr. Desatnik said. Fixes include putting safety measures into place to protect the lot’s power source, if inundated with water or flooding. “Other changes are relatively minor,” he assured. The LACFCD is still in the process of reviewing the plans before issuing the city a building permit, according to city officials. Construction will not begin until the review is complete. An estimated completion date is still unknown to city officials. Mr. Desatnik maintains that there has been no financial impact as a result of the delay and added review process. He added that future costs associated with the review are not expected to arise. However, because of the delay, completion of the Wilderness lot is not expected until the end of 2012.
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com


Claremont students, artist make public art a reality
group of Claremont students and a local distinguished artist are embracing the collaborative nature of public art through one of the area’s latest community masterpieces, now on display in Pomona.
“It’s just a wonderful feeling to have it all come together,” Ms. Wheeler said. “I took many ceramics classes throughout high school and college so I know the problems that can happen. It’s definitely challenging, but they did such a great job.” The building where the artwork is now placed, owned by Ms. Wheeler and her family, needed a piece of public art, as designated by zoning requirements of the neighboring city of Pomona, according to Ms. Wheeler. With the help of her husband Paul, she decided to involve CHS students in the project.

An 8-by-8-foot collage made entirely of ceramic tiles proudly stands on the south side of a new business on Foothill Boulevard just west of Sumner Avenue. The artwork is a concept born from Claremont artist Maureen Wheeler, brought to life with the help of 5 Claremont High School art students. After nearly 6 months of work by Ms. Wheeler and members of Anne Mumper’s advanced ceramics class, all involved in the art project watched as their hard work finally came together this week.

have a degree in art education so it was kind of close to my heart,” Ms. Wheeler said of giving the CHS artists their first public art commission. “I passed them the ball and they ran with it.”
Ms. Mumper was more than eager to get her students out of their CHS studio and into the community to try out their artistic expertise. The practice and exposure has been invaluable, she says. “To have real-life experience was just amazing for us because we are constantly just working in our little bubble of a classroom,” Ms. Mumper said. “To finally get something that will be a permanent fixture in the community and gives them a chance to show off what they know is really exciting.” With participants nxious to get started, work began in May as soon as the students had submitted their Advanced Placement art portfolios, according to Ms. Mumper. Over the last 4 months, the students set to work on creating the more than 150 ceramic pieces that would become the installation.
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COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff Architect and artist Maureen Wheeler watches as a group of Claremont High School students assemble a ceramic collage on Tuesday at the new Big 5 Sporting Goods store in Pomona. The design for the artwork was taken from one of Ms. Wheelerʼs drawings.

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Chancellor stresses urgency of community college crisis


alifornia has a growing population coupled with a high 10.6 percent unemployment rate. Clearly, this makes the state’s 112-school community college system more important than ever.

“California has experienced the largest graduating high school classes in history the last couple of years,” noted Erik Skinner, interim chancellor for California community colleges, during a recent teleconference for student journalists. “We’ve got workers who need to retool for the workforce, and vets returning from wars in Afghanistan and Iraq who need a place to land and make the adjustment back to civilian life,” Mr. Skinner continued. “All of these forces are coming together at the same time to drive up demand,” he said. “Unfortunately, cuts have undermined our ability to provide those services.” The September 26 phone briefing on the financial status of the Golden State’s community colleges drew dozens of budding reporters and a few professional journalists. It took place the day before the California Community Colleges Board of Governors announced the selection of their new chancellor, Brice W. Harris, who formerly helmed the Los Rios Community College District in the Sacramento area. Mr. Skinner was joined by 2 other speakers, Dan Troy, vice chancellor for college finances and facilities, and Rich Copenhagen, president of the Student Senate for California Community Colleges. After they spoke, the 3 education advocates fielded questions from participating journalists, clarifying the complexities of the education crisis. The chancellor’s office is prohibited from taking an official stance on political candidates and legislation. Nonetheless, the message of its representatives was clear: With no other significant source of funding in sight, Proposition 30, Governor Jerry Brown’s tax initiative, may represent the last best hope for California community colleges. Proposition 30 would raise taxes on the wealthiest Californians, those making $250,000 or more, by 1 to 3 percentage points for the next 7 years. If the measure passes on the November ballot, all Californians will face a 4-year, quarter-cent hike in the state sales tax. It is projected that Proposition 30 would net a $3 billion annual increase in school funding, 89 percent of which would benefit K-12 schools and 11 percent of which would go to community colleges. Proposition 38, a competing tax initiative authored by civil rights attorney Molly Munger, also aims to raise money for public education, but has no provisions for the funding of community colleges. If both measures pass, the measure with the most votes will prevail. Mr. Skinner shared some grim statistics to empha-

size how badly the state’s community colleges need an influx of money. California community colleges have experienced a loss of $809 million in funding, 12 percent of the system’s annual budget, since 2008-2009. With their collective belts tightened to the limit, community college districts have few mechanisms to cut costs besides reducing their workforce. Over the last few years, they have resorted to cutting non-tenured professors in droves, beginning with part-time and adjunct faculty. PROP 30 Countless classified staff members ELECTION 2012 have also been eliminated, reducing and in some cases eliminating support for students who are facing significant challenges or struggling financially. An example is the once state-of-the-art child development center at Citrus College—that provided essential childcare for students and professors and offered hands-on work study opportunities for child development majors—which has been shuttered in the wake of recession-era budget cuts. As a result of the instructor lay-offs, the average community college now offers 24 percent fewer credit classes than it did in the 2008-2009 school year, according to a 2012 survey of California community colleges. The reduction in non-credit courses is 38 percent. “It’s really a crime,” Mr. Skinner said. Other effects of the reduction in instructors include larger class sizes and graduation-delaying furloughs. Some 82 percent of schools that responded to the survey said they will not offer winter classes for the 2012-2013 school year. “The waiting lists are longer than ever in California community colleges—the average college has a wait list totaling 7252 students. We’ve reduced summer and winter sections by 50 percent,” Mr. Skinner said. “Students are having a really hard time getting into classes they need.” The number of students attending California community colleges has dwindled along with the number of courses, the interim chancellor said. System-wide enrollment has declined by 485,000 students, a 17 percent reduction since 2008-2009 when community colleges reached a high-water mark of 2.89 million students. “This mismatch between resources and demand is the most pressing public policy and social issue facing California today,” said Mr. Skinner. It comes down to a fundamental question, he said: “Are we going to provide access to the next generation for higher education?” High stakes that will impact many If you think California community colleges have nothing left to lose, think again. Currently, the California community college system is operating on the assumption that Proposition 30 will pass. If the initiative is successful, community col-

leges will receive $210 million for the 2013 school year. Some of that money will go to paying deferments, money the colleges have had to borrow in order to keep running, according to Mr. Troy. Still, the state’s community colleges would be able to fund 20,000 additional seats for students relative to what was funded in the prior year. “We’d be going in the right direction after years of cuts,” he said. If Proposition 30 fails, community colleges will not only lose the $210 million, but will experience a devastating $338 million in mid-year trigger cuts. The full amount of the combined losses, nearly $550 million, represents 10 percent of the operating budget for the entire system. “If Proposition 30 does fail, community colleges stand to lose about 180,000 students,” Mr. Troy said. “After all the hits we’ve taken in recent years, the state can’t afford that kind of devastation. California is a state whose citizens have shown strong resistance to tax increases in recent years. With this in mind, a student reporter asked about the early indicators of voter sentiment towards Proposition 30 during the Q & A portion of the briefing. It was not clear which representative of the chancellor’s office answered, but the response was sobering. “We’ve seen a couple recent polls come out that show rather tepid support for the bill. The most recent numbers show public support at about 51 or 52 percent, down a bit from where we were earlier in the summer. The support, if anything, is dwindling among the electorate.” It remains to be seen whether a stepped-up ad campaign can bring greater support to Proposition 30, the administrator noted. “It’s very important for colleges and the public to understand that the threat of these trigger cuts is very real. They can happen and, when you look at current polls, there’s a good likelihood they could come.” Mr. Troy apologized for the fact that the teleconference contained a lot of bad news. “Despite our best efforts, there’s nothing we can do to overcome the magnitude of the reductions we have faced.” Mr. Copenhagen urged the students who participated in the briefing to advocate for the passage of Governor Brown’s initiative. “My organization is the Student Center for California Community Colleges,” he said. “Coming into this year in spring, when Governor Brown announced he would be putting together the tax proposal that now is Proposition 30, we very quickly decided it was something we needed to support.” “Nobody can afford to have Proposition 30 not pass,” he continued. “We’d be losing the ability to train workers and losing the ability to raise well-educated citizens who can critically think.”
—Sarah Torribio storribio@claremont-courier.com

School board to salute outgoing CEF president, assess district developments


utgoing Claremont Educational Foundation President Liz Weigand will be recognized at the next meeting of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education, set for Thursday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Another ceremonial item will be the appointment and swearing in of the

non-voting CUSD student board member from Claremont High School for the 2012-2013 school year. Other items on the agenda include a report from San Antonio High School’s student board member and an informational reCUSD port on the status of the NEWS Single School Plans for Student Achievement at Condit, Danbury and Mountain View Elementary Schools. Also on the agenda is a quarterly Report on William Uniform Complaints.

Attendees may expect to hear about the status of a report filed during the last school year alleging that mold and water damage was endangering Claremont High School students and staffers and that the complainant encountered a hostile atmosphere in the wake of filing his report. The school has made every effort to remediate any such facilities problems and denies that the whistleblower has been discriminated against, said Kevin Ward, CUSD assistant superintendent and compliance officer, in a previous interview.

The district will also be ratifying CUSD’s choice to participate in a new pool for purchasing employee benefits, the California Schools Voluntary Employee Benefits Association. The change comes because the benefit trust CUSD has used for the past 20 years lost its economic competitiveness due to membership drop-out. The school board meeting will be held at the Richard S. Kirkendall Education Center, located at 170 W. San Jose Avenue in Claremont.
—Sarah Torribio

Claremont COURIER/Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Taking it to, and doing it in, the streets
by John Pixley


he last time I saw Gerald Haynes, he could barely talk. It was difficult to hear and understand him, his voice scarcely above a hoarse whisper, as he lay in the hospice bed that had been brought into his room at a Claremont retirement home, all but too weak to lift his hands. But he shone.
He shone, as he had always shone, filling the room with light and love, even with death quickly approaching. I only knew Gerald for maybe the last decade of his 90-year-long life, and for most of that time, he used a walker to get around. But using a walker didn’t keep him from shining. No. In fact, he used the walker to help him shine all the brighter, often having a poster advocating peace taped to its front and some flyers about an upcoming demonstration or ballot initiative in its rack to hand out. Gerald did the best he could with whatever energy he had. It was not easy for him to slow down in his work for peace. If he had his way, he would not have stopped going, as the founder of AIMS, to high schools and community colleges to provide alternative ideas for service, countering the military recruiters there. He would not have stopped working with the Alternatives to Violence Project, the Peace with Justice Center of the Pomona Valley or the Martin Luther King Project. Gerald delighted in doing this work and, later, when he could no longer do it, in seeing others do it. In recent months, I went to see him regularly as he sat in a reclining chair in his room, and he often shared passages from articles he had read about people working for peace or helping the less fortunate. He would smile and laugh, emotion spilling out and eyes twinkling, like a little boy discovering

a new treat. He literally delighted in it. This delight and this light touched a lot of people. That much was clear at a memorial held 2 Saturdays ago at Claremont Place where Gerald lived. This was the second of 2 such services—the first was held the previous day in Whittier where he lived before moving to Claremont—and it was filled to the rafters, literally, with an overflow crowd seated up on a balcony. Many of those attending were eager to share stories of Gerald and how his hands-on love and joy had impacted their lives and the world in which they live. I don’t think that Gregory Toliver was at the memorial, but if he had been, I think he would have recognized a kindred soul in Gerald. Like Gerald Haynes was, Gregory Toliver, a leader in Occupy Claremont, is a hands-on man, going out into the streets and into the world, trying to bring light and love to make things better. As I have written about before, Mr. Toliver literally went out into the streets, living in front of City Hall for several months as part of Occupy Claremont, which began almost a year ago. Although no longer camping in front of city hall, having been ordered out, Mr. Toliver and the other Occupy Claremont activists are still very concerned about those who find themselves having to live in the streets in Claremont, and they continue to work hard to get the rest of us to be aware of and concerned for the homeless in our community. I was reminded of all this shortly before the me-

morial when I heard Mr. Toliver speak. He pointed out, again, that many of the homeless in Claremont have serious health issues, including mental illness. In addition, although they feel safe in Claremont (in contrast to a place like Pomona or Los Angeles), they don’t trust us “in our nice houses” and feel that “their very lives are illegal.” It is often the case that they use alcohol and drugs, usually to self-medicate and—feeling that they are already illegal and shunned, if not abused—it is not surprising that, as Mr. Toliver explained, getting a ticket for such use is meaningless or a joke. He mentioned that when Phil Greene, a homeless man, died in front of city hall as he was spending a night at the Occupy Claremont campsite in January, he owed more than a thousand dollars in tickets for being drunk in public. These fines, which clearly couldn’t be paid, were no doubt the furthest thing from Mr. Greene’s mind. I’m not sure if many of us would go as far as Mr. Toliver has in trying to reach out to and understand the homeless in Claremont, but perhaps we can see these people as fellow humans who need our help rather than to be banned and thrown away. And surely we can see that, as Gerald Haynes showed in his life, there are plenty of ways to get things done and do good—even in a walker, even when one has to slow down—to bring light and love into a sometimes dark world, a sometimes dark Claremont. As broadcast journalist and author (Who Stole the American Dream?) Hedrick Smith said when he appeared at the Atheneum at Claremont McKenna College during the same week, it is time that we stop thinking that “they”—Washington, DC, the government, the state—will act and that we get out and do what needs to be done ourselves.

He doesn’t like to be called old, elderly, grampa or gramps. Do you, Mr. Vintage?

Claremont COURIER/Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Metro Gold Line extension needs to fit Claremont
by Ray and Barbara Fowler


e appreciate the many hours devoted by many people to the study of extending the Metro Gold Line trains between Azusa and Montclair along the early train lines that bisect the older core hearts of Glendora, San Dimas, north Pomona, La Verne and Claremont.
While many smaller safety and noise problems have been solved or somewhat moderated, the big picture needs analysis. Its convenience and profit for some will be a cost for others, and the stations will be a determining factor in the future appearance, values, crowding, noise, planning, tax costs and Village unity in this string of smaller foothill cities. We came from the recent meeting in La Verne wanting to evaluate these crucial proposals: 1. Gold Line trains run 10 trains per hour, all day and evening. These 10per- hour intersection stoppages will be added to the longer stoppages now required by current freight and Metrolink trains. All north/south intersections will be closed tightly, with a moderated signal noise as the protective arms descend (not as they rise), stopping cars safely on both sides. Anyone traveling in South Pasadena or other cities served by the Gold Line knows the north-south streets back up considerably, depending on the traffic and time of day, just for these briefer but more frequent closures. 2. For commuters, a massive 3-story parking structure will house 1000 commuters’ cars, stretching along the south side of First Street, east of College Avenue. These cars will arrive and leave the structure through the residential

streets daily, each morning and evening. Those who use Metrolink already use the outdoor tree-filled parking lot there; Gold Line commuters will be added. One thousand cars parked in one location affect all town traffic fundamentally. Concurrently, this historic core area and the state has new bike rights and rules, which neither bikers nor car drivers have learned or practiced. a. Main collector streets throughout this same section of Claremont are now striped for bicycle lanes, which reduced the number of automobile lanes on some streets. Which further residential and business streets will have to become collector streets? b. State law now changes speed limits on sections of streets according to speeds people actually drive (except by schools). Every time a street improvement is made, the city must retest and change the speed limit accordingly, normally raising it. How will adding 1000 cars a day to First Street, both from and through residential and business areas, speed up that process? c. Bicycles on all streets in the core area of town now have equal rights as cars to the main driving lanes (not just the bicycle lanes), regardless of the speed they travel or whether they have dogs on leashes, children on little trailers, are wearing helmets, or have bicycle lights or visible clothing at night. If you value life, please think about this seriously— all these concerns are occurring already since the bicycle rules changed. 3. The plan also suggests a retail business building at the southeast corner of First and College, which is not related to the needs of people using the parking structure. With busy car, bicycle and pedestrian activity at The Colleges to the north and the CUC center to the east— and with the dozens of small businesses

in Villages East and West needing customers rather than competition to thrive—this feels like questionable financial and safety planning, especially with Courier Place and Oakmont school so nearby. This currently stable residential neighborhood could become questionable with the unknown future traffic-causing businesses permitted by the mixed-used zoning.. The Colleges are largely residential not commuter, our businesses and institutions are encouraged to hire locally to the extent possible, and many incomes are going to stay lower for some time. So perhaps cooperation among these eastern Foothill cities to strengthen Metrolink for long commutes and build smaller, more functional local regional transportation to support their own—and each other’s— tax-generating entities might be more productive economically than to build a multi-billion dollar continuation of a train expansion. The latter easily destroys the ambience and unique charm of older small-town centers while hoping (without proof) to attract tourists and while improving convenience for a minority of people going elsewhere.


If anyone knows of professional studies or discussions, and large enough grants for, viable alternative suggestions to this Gold Line segment, we would appreciate your writing the COURIER about them before the Gold Line plans Meanwhile, all public comments received about the Metro Gold Line received by October 5—this Friday—must be considered before the EIR is completed. Plans have been much improved by those already giving input and perhaps more can be done for the long-term viability of our area and town. If nothing more, we ask that the parking structure be a creative, appropriate design rather than a big bulky industrial-shaped rectangle. LEEDS but historically designed would be something that could and should be done— it should fit Claremont history, nature and College Avenue matching the setback and greenery to the structure on the west. Comments should go to: Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, 406 E. Huntington Dr., Suite 202, Monrovia, CA, 91016 Attn: Lisa Levy Buch, or by email to llevybuch@foothillextension. org.

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Doty Hale
Teacher, library director, book-lover
Doty Hale, a longtime Claremonter, died August 27, 2012 at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. She was 73. Ms. Hale was born on October 16, 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Edward and Vera Doherty. When she was 3, the family moved to Buford, Georgia, where she was raised. In a 1987 Los Angeles Times profile highlighting her work at Claremont Graduate School’s George C. Stone Children’s Book Center, Ms. Hale talked about growing up in a southern town in the ‘50s. Life there revolved around churches, and hers was not a big churchgoing family. Athletics and music were also central local preoccupations, “And I wasn’t much good at those, either,” Ms. Hale said. One day, when Ms. Hale was 6, she stumbled on another outlet. She was poring over a Bible alphabet book on the back porch of her house on Mareno Street when she realized with a thrill of “sheer excitement” that she could make sense of the words. In between Saturday night football and basketball games and summer days spent hanging around at the town pool, she developed into a serious reader. After graduating as valedictorian from Buford High School in 1956, Ms. Hale enrolled at Emory University in Atlanta, some 35 miles southwest of her hometown. It was there that she fell in love with Bill Hale who, as she shared in the Times profile, “sat behind me in Bible class and kept murmuring blasphemous things.” In 1960, the year before graduating from Emory, Ms. Hale didn’t know what she wanted to do next, but she was adamant about what she didn’t want to do. She “didn’t want to be married, didn’t want to work and didn’t want to go to grad school.” Within 6 months of graduation, she had embarked on all 3 adventures. Having married Mr. Hale, she worked as a recorder for a psychiatrist’s group therapy sessions while pursing a PhD in English at Emory, where her husband was a medical student. novel—one she was certain Dr. Hale had never heard: “Defenestrating!” The word, incidentally, means throwing a person or thing out of a window. Ms. Hale was chagrined when her husband used his grasp of Latin and Greek to decode the word. Almost. “De-windowing!” he answered. “I’ll give you half a point,” Ms. Hale reluctantly conceded. Ms. Hale was not only bookish. She was also a keen traveler, heading to Europe at least a dozen times and trekking through the Middle East, Russia, the far east, Africa, Australia and South America. She prided herself on having seen firsthand exotic locales like Easter Island and the Galapagos Islands, and on having been to every continent except Antarctica. She had a special affection for the city of London. Though she was a busy working mother, Ms. Hale also found time to engage in local politics, participating in the League of Women Voters, championing women’s rights and lending her support to the mayoral campaign of Judy Wright. She also found time to read prolifically, and passed on her love of books to her children. “We’re all big readers. There were books everywhere while we were growing up,” her son Ned said. More books were added to the equation when, in 1987, the position of director for the Stone Library at CGU opened up. Malcolm Douglass, then chairman of the Stone Library Committee and a professor of education at CGU, immediately thought of his book-loving colleague. Ms. Hale, who had separated from her husband 3 years prior, took the job, welcoming the opportunity to immerse herself in the world of kids books and children’s literacy. She continued to teach and direct the Stone Library until her retirement in the mid-‘90s. She served as a mentor for many students and helped edit many academic papers, particularly those taking children’s literature as their subject. “She so loved language and teaching and learning,” her daughter Celia recalled. “She often said that she felt in some ways teaching was an unequal relationship. She felt she got more from the students than she ever gave to them.” In her final years, Ms. Hale faced some significant health struggles. Nonetheless, she continued to read passionately, particularly her beloved mysteries, and remained a lively conversationalist. “My mother was always full of life,” her daughter Celia said. “My sister and I realized you could always find her. You just had to wait a moment, and you would hear her laughing.” With her lifelong vitality in mind, her children decided not to hold a funeral service, instead planning a celebration in October near what would have been her 74th birthday. Ms. Hale is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Celia and Frits Paerels and Eileen Hale and Nick Morosoff; by her son and daughter-in-law, Ned and Tierney Hale, and by 7 grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to noon at her home at 248 W. 7th St. in Claremont. Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome.
—Sarah Torribio storribio@claremont-courier.com

After he graduated in 1963, the Hales spent the next 4 years leading a peripatetic lifestyle, following Dr. Hale’s internships and residency assignments to Salt Lake City, Tulare, Baltimore, Downey and Pasadena. “I was young enough to enjoy that kind of life,” Ms. Hale told the Times, adding that she spent the time “having babies and getting ready to move again.” In 1969, Ms. Hale completed her dissertation on British novelist Arnold Bennett and the Hales moved to Claremont with their daughters Celia and Eileen and son Ned in tow. She was to live in the same house on Seventh Street for the next 42 years. Dr. Hale began practicing orthopedic surgery in Pomona while Ms. Hale taught as an English professor at Cal State Los Angeles and as a professor of education at Claremont Graduate University. Theirs was an exceptionally academic household, Ms. Hale’s daughter Celia shared. Sometimes her mother would challenge her father to a vocabulary game, with each trying to one-up the other’s knowledge of the English language. On one occasion, she recalls her mother throwing down the gauntlet with a word she had gleaned from a mystery

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Mountain View to host 50th birthday celebration
The community is invited to attend the 50th anniversary celebration of Mountain View Elementary School, set for Friday, October 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. The commemoration, to be held at Mountain View (851 Santa Clara Ave.), will include food trucks like My Delight CupCakery and the Buttermilk Truck bringing housemade breakfast favorites, as well as entertainment, games and activities. Guests should prepare for a sock hop as the DJ spins 1950s tunes. Event organizers note that some “very special guests” will be in attendance. For updated information and to RSVP, visit their Facebook page at MountainViewElementarys50th Anniversary.


From entertainment to education, Fairplex hosts college fair
Following the frenzy of the fair, the Pomona Fairplex prepares to host the So Cal College Fair, taking place this Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6. The event will be held at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center, 601 W. McKinley Ave. Hosted by The Learning Centers at Fairplex, the So College Fair will feature more than 120 colleges and tech schools, seminars and workshops geared toward helping students and parents find the road to success. Admission is free for the entire family. Participating schools include liberal arts colleges, UCs, cosmetology programs and professional, technical and culinary schools. Presentations include how to choose the right college, understanding financial aid and athletic recruitment simplified from esteemed speakers including author and journalist Lynn O’Shaughnessy and for-

mer Stanford University and NFL player Julian Jenkins. Visit the onsite counselor center to ask questions about college requirements. The college fair runs Friday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking at the conference center is $5. Students who pre-register have a chance to win one of 3 scholarships in the amounts of $300, $500 and $1000. For information and to register, visit socalcollegefair.com.

Get walking, Claremont
Enjoy the outdoors in a fun, motivating and social way by joining Get Walking Claremont, a community group that conducts walks around the Claremont neighborhoods. Walks are held on Tuesdays in the Claremont Village at 9 a.m., Thursdays at the Thompson Creek Trail at 8 a.m. and the second and fourth Saturdays of every month at the Wilderness Park at 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting points, call 399-5488 or email getwalkingclaremont@ hotmail.com.


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Stiff competition abounds in high school sports roundup

Dana Alfirevic gets ready to return a shot during her first round game against South Hills High School in Claremont.

CROSS COUNTRY CHS: In the first league meet of the year for Claremont, both the girls and boys varsity cross country teams finished a respectable second place behind Ayala. Megan Renken and Kiana Cavanaugh finished as the top 2 runners for the girls team, with Reilly McLachlan and Merin Arft rounding out the top 10. On the other side, Jimmy Baeskens, Adam Johnson, Adam Michno and Daniel Ross all set personal records. The next league meet is next Tuesday, October 9 at COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff Bonelli Park.
Naomi Lin plays the net during her first-round doubles tennis game on Thursday in Claremont.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL VIVIAN WEBB: The Vivian Webb girls volleyball team continued their excellent season with a straight sets win over Flintridge, although they fell to Mayfield the following match. VWS coach Jack Coberly, in his fifth year, and adopted a youth focus, bringing a number of freshmen and sophomores into the varsity fold. Key players include libero Barbara Smith, Megan Fuelling, outside hitters Hailey Beaman, Eryn Halvey and Katie Rice. The Gauls now boast an 11-3 record with 7 games to go in the 2012 season. The next match is home against Chadwick this Friday, October 5. CHS: The Wolfpack enjoyed 2 victories last week against Bonita and South Hills. Both matches were won in straight sets, and Claremont has rocketed up the Sierra League standings. Next match is Tuesday, October 9 at home against Charter Oak at 3:15 p.m.

Dana Alfirevic chats with her opponent on Thursday during the first-round games of the Packʼ match against South Hill High School. The Pack easily defeated the Huskies by a score of 16-2

GIRLS GOLF CHS: The Wolfpack narrowly missed beating Chino Hills last Thursday, dropping a close one by 6 shots overall. Claremont had solid scores from captains Ellen Blaine and Kennedy Bingham, and Aisling Walsh chipped in with an impressive tally of 46 on the day. The next match is against Ayala at Upland Hills CC this Thursday, October 4 at 2:30 p.m..
—Chris Oakley sports@claremont-courier.com

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Cal Lutheran 38, P-P 10 La Verne 31, C-M-S 15

ITA West Regional Championship Final (@ C-M-S): Women: C-M-S Kristin Lim 2, C-M-S Crystal Lim 0 Men: C-M-S Neel Kotrappa 2, P-P Chris Weichert 1


School Name Chino Hills Claremont St. Lucy’s South Hills Ayala Charter Oak Win 13 6 8 6 6 3 Loss 5 3 5 4 5 7 Tie 0 0 0 0 0 0

School Name Win Loss Tie Charter Oak 4 1 0 South Hills 4 1 0 Ayala 4 1 0 Chino Hills 3 1 1 Damien 3 2 0 Claremont 2 3 0 *Next Wolfpack game is this Friday, October 5 at 7 p.m. against South Hills at Covina District Field.

Citrus 2, Santa Monica 1 Pomona-Pitzer 1, Redlands 1 C-M-S 2, Whittier 1

Pomona-Pitzer Invitational: P-P Men finished 2nd, Women finished 4th; C-M-S Women finished 3rd

C-M-S 3, Whittier 1 P-P 4, Caltech 0 Santa Barbara 3, Citrus 1

P-P 3, Redlands 2 LA Pierce 3, Citrus 0 Occidental 3, C-M-S 1

COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff Number one junior varsity tennis player Katie Chen returns a shot from her opponent on Thursday at Claremont High School. Chen went on to win her first-round game 6-1, helping the Pack to a 16-2 victory over South Hills High School.

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COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff Workers with Interior Concepts Andres Ruiz, left, Ricardo Ruiz and Miguel Gutierrez prepare to place the installationʼs first tile on Tuesday in Pomona. The company was hired because they specialize in ceramic tile work.

The ceramic art piece designed by Maureen Wheeler is an impressionistic scene of several athletes playing their respective sports, including the tennis player being assembled here.

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t included a lot of firsts for us,” Ms. Mumper said, admitting that it was the first time she and the students had worked together on a large-scale assemblage of that kind. “Our first mural and it’s going on display!”
With their classroom work usually focused on sculpting, it was a welcome but admittedly challenging venture for the advanced ceramics students. “It was tough, interpreting the key and making sure all the pieces fit together,” said senior Isabella Mendoza. “We had to remake one piece like 3 times,” added senior Julian To. But the students were up for the task, however difficult. Equipped with a large Xerox of Ms. Wheeler’s painting, the students were tasked with breaking up the drawing into more manageable pieces no larger than 18 inches, numbering all the parts. Once numbered and cut to their satisfaction, the students dissected the Xerox with exacto knives and rolled out the clay to begin making the ceramic pieces. “Ceramics is a hard thing on deadline,” Ms. Mumper noted. “It’s a long process. From the time you roll something out, dry it, then fire it, glaze it and fire it again, it’s been a month or at least 2 weeks.” Despite the tediousness of the project, it wasn’t all work, said Julian and Isabella, who enjoyed applying some of the techniques like glazing.


“It was cool seeing how the colors turned out,” Julian said. Many coats of glaze later, not to mention a few mishaps along the way, the work was complete. Seeing the finished product pieced together like a jigsaw on the floor prior to placement was an exciting moment for teacher and students alike. “It was the first time we’d seen it together, ever,” Ms. Mumper said. “There was a lot of worry that pieces weren’t going to fit back together, or that there were lost pieces or that the colors weren’t going to work. To finally see it working together was quite satisfying.” With their first public art project now under their belts, Ms. Mumper hopes to create more such pieces for the community to enjoy, with help from her hardworking art students. Tentative plans include fixtures around campus and in the CHS garden space. For now, they are just basking in their current achievement. “We were all nervous about how it would turn out in the beginning but, as we were working together, we helped each other through it,” said senior Garrett Shipway. “It all came together.”
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com

AT RIGHT: CHS students Julian To and Isabella Mendoza consult a diagram to help properly assemble their 8-foot-by-8-foot ceramic collage on Tuesday at the future Big 5 sporting goods store in Pomona. The students got the day off from classwork to help place the sports-themed mural on the front of the new building on Foothill Boulevard.

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Material Girls exhibition returns for 3 days only
Jan Wheatcroft and Helen Feller, the fiber ladies, are showing their artwork for the 5th year in a “pop up” exhibition, which changes with space availability. This year they can be found on First Street in the Village at 250 E. First St., Suite 116, just 2 doors down from First Street Gallery. The exhibit will feature tapestry weavings, quilts, stitcheries, prints, collages, assemblages and fabriccovered boxes, representing a year’s worth of concentrated work. The opening reception is this Friday, October 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. Exhibition hours are Saturday, October 6 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan and Helen weave, sew and print their fantasies and dreams with much humor, color, texture and joy. Come and see their new work.

TED Talks visits the Colleges


he world-renowned lecture series TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment, Design) held an independent event at the Garrison Theater at Scripps College last Saturday. The event’s theme was “Transforming Expectations,” featuring a wide array of experts on topics such as positive psychology, time budgeting, primary education and corporate management.

Get tips and tools for effectively communicating with your health professional
Most patients leave the doctor’s office retaining only about 20 percent of what is discussed. Join others in the community on Saturday, October 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., to learn how to get the most out of a medical visit for you, a friend or loved one. The workshop takes place at Pilgrim Place, 660 Avery Rd. Attorney Donna Ambrogi, nurse Linda Vogel, and social worker Janet Evans will present tips and tools for communicating with your health professional. This workshop is for patients, family members and caregivers. Fee of $10 includes refreshments, lunch and take-home materials. For more information or to register, call Pilgrim Place at 447-0200.

Highlighting the event was a young woman responsible for the coordination of a debate program in east Africa, and a young man who walked from the east coast to San Francisco in approximately 7 months. The format comprised 15 live speakers and 4 videos of past speakers spread out over the day, lasting 15 minutes each. The audience left the theater with mental tools designed to improve their own lives and those of others, as well as an expanded network of friends and colleagues. While each speaker gave insight on a different aspect of mental management, 3 in particular stood out because of their extensive experience in the field. Roko Belic has been studying happiness for years, and recently released a documentary called HAPPY. As a filmmaker, he traveled to Okinawa, an island in Japan famous for being a place where extraordinary people are raised. Mr. Belic spoke of how he witnessed grandmothers congratulating children during a race. When he asked which one her grandchild was, her reply was that none of the children were hers, she

loves to spread encouragement. “The part in your brain that gives you happiness will literally grow if you practice compassion,” Mr. Belic said. If we give even the smallest part of each day to help others, we will become happier people ourselves, he noted. Aaron Donaghy is a primary educator and teacher. In 2008 he founded a youth leadership program called “GO.” Mr. Donaghy compared today’s education system to playing the board game Life, where a person can choose the career/money-making path, or the education/life fulfillment path. Having chosen the fulfillment path, he postulates that children are categorized based on test scores at an early age. They are told where their skills lie, and what they are likely to do later on in life as a job. This is detrimental to some children, who may have skills that transcend standardized tests but are never recognized for them. “GO” gives children the opportunity to develop practical skill sets to change the world. “Anyone can lead,” Mr. Donaghy says, and recently his children have, for example, raising money and builing education buildings in Tanzania and Haiti. David Allen is the founder of the “Getting Things Done” methodology, and is an inspiring figure in the field of time management. Mr. Allen is adamant that we, as busy individuals, do not need more time in the day; we need more psychic bandwidth. We must “define our work and get comfortable with paradoxes.” Allen emphasizes flexibility in our work, and not perfection. TED talks take place often, in cities all over the world. The next event will take place Wednesday, October 10 in Costa Mesa, and its theme is “Redefining Relevance.” —Chris Oakley

Wednesday, October 3 to Thursday, October 11

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October Friday

Loft 204 features recent paintings by Anne Seltzer this month.

COURIER Crossword
Don’t miss this week’s crossword puzzle by Myles Mellor.

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day, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan Wheatcroft and Helen Feller will showcase handmade fabric artwork. Information: 626-7083.

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care.gov, Roger Lambert of Word Wrap and Joy Huguley of Windows 7 Gadgets share some computer tips and tricks. Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Hughes Center,1700 Danbury Rd. DIGITAL ALCHEMY “Women of Color’s Transformative Social Justice Media Magic” presented by Moya Bailey, graduate fellow in the digital scholarship commons at Emory University. 7:30 p.m. Garrison Theater, 231 E. 10th St.

October Wednesday

hold. The meeting is open to the public at no charge. Refreshments will be served. 7 p.m. at the Hughes Center’s Padua Room, 1700 Danbury Rd.

MEET THE PRESS “Tips for Successfully Publicizing Your Organization and Events,” hosted by the Claremont Community Coordinating Council. Kathryn Dunn, managing editor of the Claremont COURIER, and Wes Woods, city reporter with the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, will present helpful tips for working with your group’s local news media. Bring information about your organization’s upcoming activities and events for the network table. Noon at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. Lunch is $8 with reservation or $10 at the door. For information, email anita.hughes2@verizon.net. DIGITAL/SOCIAL MEDIA and Music Communities from Katrina to Occupy, presented by M. Sam Cronk, Claremont fellow and visiting scholar, Claremont College. Noon in the Hampton Room, Malott Commons at Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave.


October Sunday


October Thursday


ROBOT DANCING Barry Werger, who recently conducted a teaching tour of southern California, will demonstrate the competitive art of robot dancing. Rembrandt Club 2012 Junior Art Award winner Juliette Walker will also present a report on her progress toward her senior thesis, “Creating Social Space Through Pie Making and Letter Writing, Addison, Wisconsin.” Tea will be served. 1:30 p.m. Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave. BIRD IDENTIFICATION meeting with the Pomona Valley Audubon Society. Alan Muchlinski, emeritus professor of biology and acting director of research development at Cal State Los Angeles, has been involved in charting the invasion of the eastern fox squirrel into the local area. He will give an update on this phenomena and what the future may

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Bands perform Friday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Bring folding chairs and enjoy the free entertainment each week in the Village. For information, call the Claremont Chamber of Commerce at 621-1681 or email contact@claremontchamber.org. This week’s performances include Remember Then (oldies) at the Public Plaza located at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd. and Woodrock (acoustic rock) at the Chamber, 205 Yale Ave. MARS ROVER Leo Bister, who managed the development of the flight computer, power distribution and other electronics that flew on JPL’s nextgeneration Mars rover, the Mars Science Laboratory—which successfully landed on August 5—will cover the Mars exploration program objectives, the Curiosity rover science objectives and landing system. The talk will include the latest news from the surface of Mars. 7:30 p.m. Pomona Valley Amateur Astronomers meeting at Beckman Hall, Harvey Mudd College, 1250 Dartmouth Ave. Parking is available on Dartmouth Avenue, on 12th Street or on Foothill Boulevard. Email info@ pvaa.us or visit www.pvaa.us. AERIAL CIRCUS fashion show for Lululemon-Athletica. Students and teachers will be performing on aerial silks, trapeze and hoops during an art opening featuring paintings by Claremont artist Mary Blandino. Art viewing, shopping from the trunk show, henna tattoos and refreshments from 6 to 10 p.m. Aerial fashion show from 8 to 9 p.m. Pilates Studio M, 548 W. First St. in the Packing House. 625-3333. www.pilatesstudiom.com. MATERIAL GIRLS V opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. at 250 E. First St., Suite 116. Show continues Saturday, October 6 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun-

BIRD WATCHING with Pomona Valley Audubon Society. Two-hour beginner’s bird walk. Families are welcome. Bring binoculars and meet at the entrance of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden at 8 a.m. 1500 N. College Ave. GUITAR 101 in a friendly, laid-back environment for all ages. This class allows beginning students to have the opportunity to be introduced to the guitar. This 60-minute workshop helps students become familiar with string names, simple chord structures and basic rhythmic strumming. The class is instructed by Lance Kuyper, who has played guitar since age 14 and now holds a bachelor of arts degree in music with an emphasis in guitar from the University of La Verne. His musical range on the guitar covers several styles including classical, flamenco, rock and blues. Mr. Kuyper demonstrated his passion for music education in his role as Professor Michael Ryan’s teaching assistant at the University of La Verne and later as a guitar teacher at local area high schools. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Free. Folk Music Center, 220 Yale Ave. 624-2928.

October Wednesday


FALL FACULTY LECTURE SERIES “A Graph-based Perspective on the World” with Tzu-Yi Chen, Pomona College professor of computer science. Noon. Pomona College’s Frank Dining Hall, Blue Room, 260 E. Bonita Ave. SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT Garden Club focusing on “Growing the Global Gardening Footprint,” presented by Tom Finerty, founder and CEO of YourGardenShow.com, the online social network for gardeners, by gardeners. 7 p.m. Free. Pilgrim Place Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd. www.sustainableclaremont.com.

October Thursday


October Tuesday


SEAmagin Charles Kohnen, president and co-founder of SEAmagine Hydrospace Corporation of Claremont, will describe the work of the company, which designs and builds manned submersibles for scientific, commercial and recreational markets. This program is free. A buffet lunch is available at 11:45 a.m. for $12. Dessert and coffee is available for $5. The University Club meets Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. in the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. TIPS & TRICKS Mel Butler of Health-

LECTURE Author and art critic Kay Larson will discuss her new book, Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists. The book explores the artistic avant-garde of the 1950s and 1960s. 5 p.m. Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave.
Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: At least one week before date of the event. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Phone: 621-4761. Email: calendar@claremont-courier.com. Fax: 621-4072. There is NO guarantee that all items submitted will be published. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, 91711.

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57 UNDERGROUND: 300-C S. Thomas St., Pomona Arts Colony. Friday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., second and last Saturdays, noon to 9 p.m. 57 Underground features contemporary works by member and guest artists. 397-0218. —Through October 27: “The Planet,” presented by Jeanne Andersen and Barbara McLaughlin with Rick MacGregor and Heather Snider. Receptions: Saturday, October 13 from 4 to 9 p.m. AMOCA MUSEUM: 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. 865-3146. Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. www.amoca.org. 865-3146. —October 13 through 27: “Collecting California” displays recently-accepted museum acquisitions of California-produced ceramics, dinnerware, giftware and collectibles from the 1930s through the late 1960s. Opening reception: Saturday, October 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. —October 13 through January 27: “The Wilson Collection of German Mettlach Ware 1850 to 1915 and Present-day Translations” includes a selection of steins, vases, plaques, punch bowls, platters and more. Opening reception: Saturday, October 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. —Sunday, October 14: “Teens at the Wheel: A Day in Clay in Memory of Julia,” a talented young ceramicist who was tragically killed in 2010. Her parents Jody and Scott Siegler donated a selection of Weil Ware in memory of their late teenage daughter. This event includes a Weil Ware raffle and “Collecting California” mixer. $20 admission includes clay experience and one raffle ticket. 2 to 6 p.m. BUDDHAMOUSE EMPORIUM: 134 Yale Ave. Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 626-3322. —Through October 31: Paintings and music by Norma Tanega. Artist reception: October 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. BUNNY GUNNER GALLERY: 266 W. Second St., Pomona Arts Colony. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 12 to 6 p.m. 868-2808. —Through October 10: Nina Jun’s “Fly High,” ceramics and video installation. Closing reception: Saturday, September 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. CLAREMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ART GALLERY: 205 Yale Ave., Claremont Chamber of Commerce. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 398-1060. —Through October 30: Artist and architect, Maureen Wheeler, presents her collages and watercolors on display. Opening reception: Friday, October 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CLAREMONT MUSEUM OF ART: www. claremontmuseum.org. —Saturday, October 20: The Claremont Museum of Art has partnered with the Scripps College Fine Arts Foundation to host a bus trip to Ventura to see the Albert Stewart private collection at the home of his daughter. The collection includes over 50 artworks by Mr. Stewart plus paintings by his friend Millard Sheets and others. Guests will make the 2-hour trip in mini-buses, docents will give tours of the home and lunch will be served in the extensive sculpture garden. Before returning to Claremont, buses will stop at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Ventura to view Stewart’s 14 stations of the cross. This event may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $65 per person. Make reservations by October 10 by sending a check to Claremont Museum of Art, P.O. Box 1136, Claremont, CA 91711. For information, call Catherine McIntosh, 626-1386. —Sunday, November 4: The 9th annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta returns with an outdoor art show, art and craft demonstration, folk music, tacos and Jamaica punch. This year’s exhibit will feature original Fiesta artists Rupert Deese and Harrison McIntosh. Get an early start on holiday shopping—unique handmade artwork and art books will be available for purchase. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $8 admission for adults, children under 18 may attend for free. 4467 Padua Ave. DECKER HALL: 657 Avery Rd., Claremont.


DENISON LIBRARY: Scripps College, 1090 Columbia Ave. 607-3941. —Through October 19: “Fine and Dirty,” curated by Betty Bright for the Minnesota Center for the Book. —October 24 through December 4: “Men Over 25” celebrates California letterpress printers who have been printing for at least 25 years and are still active in the field. FIRST STREET GALLERY ART CENTER: 250 W. First St., Suite 120. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 626-5455. —Through November 23: “Tile Show 2012” allows artists from the public to join gallery clients and staff in creating and exhibiting one-of-a-kind ceramic tiles. Every tile in the show is donated and all sales benefit the programs and artists of First Street Gallery. GALLERY SOHO: 300-A S. Thomas St., basement level, Pomona Arts Colony. Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. —October 7 through 28: The October gallery theme is “Mysterious.” Submissions: Saturday, October 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reception: Saturday, October 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. Pick-up: Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3. —November 3 through December 1: PVAA Thirty-first Annual Open Juried Show. For a complete prospectus with all rules, specifications and requirements, contact Gallery SOHO at 469-1599. Submissions: Saturday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening reception: Saturday, November 10 from 6 to 10 p.m. Awards reception: Saturday, December 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. IRENE CARISON GALLERY: The University of La Verne, Miller Hall, 1950 Third St., La Verne. 5933511 ext. 4281. —Through October 12: Joseph Rodriguez’ “Homegrown,” photographs from “East Side Stories: Gang Life in East LA” and “Juvenile.” LENZNER FAMILY ART GALLERY: First floor of Atherton Hall on the Pitzer College campus. Free admission. Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m. or by appointment throughout the year. 607-8797. —Through October 21: “In Shadow of Numbers: Charles Gaines’ Selected Works from 1975 through 2012.” Exhibition is on display in 2 separate galleries: Pomona College Museum of Art and the Lenzner Family Art Gallery at Pitzer College. See Pomona College Museum of Art listing for events related to this exhibit. LOFT 204: 532 W. First St., #204, Claremont in the Packing House. Open Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and first Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m. 391-4208. —October 5 through 26: “Pants on Fire: Recent Paintings by Anne Seltzer.” Opening reception: Friday, October 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. MAIN STREET GALLERY: 252C S. Main St., Pomona. 868-2979. —Through October 27: Sumi Foley’s “Abandoned Fabric 2012.” Reception: Saturday, October 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. MALOOF FOUNDATION FOR ARTS & CRAFTS: 5131 Carnelian St., Alta Loma. 980-0412, www.maloof foundation.org. —Tours: Docent-led tours are offered on Thursdays and Saturdays at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and feature Sam Maloof’s handmade home, furniture and the extensive Maloof collection of arts and crafts. Advance reservations are strongly recommended for all tours. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. Discovery Garden is open to visitors on Thursdays and Saturdays from noon and 4 p.m. at no charge. Check in at the Foundation Bookstore. The garden features drought-tolerant plants native from California and other parts of the world. PERMADIRTY PROJECT SPACE: 532 W. First St., Unit 219. Thursday through Sunday. Visit www.permadirty.org. —Through November 10: “Community Paint Draw Sculpt” invites the community to create art on Permadirty walls and floors. Water-based paint, crayons and markers will be available or bring your own. PETTERSON MUSEUM OF INTERCULTURAL ART: 730 Plymouth Rd., Pilgrim Place. Friday, Satur-


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day and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Contains collections of international fine art, folk art and material culture from 10,000 B.C. to the present, contributed by Pilgrim Place residents and community friends, covering every continent. 399-5544. —Through November 25: “On Their Honor: 100 Years of Girl Scouting, 1912-2012” features Girl Scout uniforms, books, camping equipment, photos and other associated artifacts spanning 100 years. —Through December 31: “Japanese Prints: The Christian Perspective of Sadao Watanabe, 1913-1996.” POMONA COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART: 330 N. College Ave. During exhibitions, open Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Info: 621-8283 or www.pomona.edu/museum. —Through October 21: “In Shadow of Numbers: Charles Gaines’ Selected Works from 1975 through 2012.” Exhibition is on display in 2 separate galleries: Pomona College Museum of Art and the Lenzner Family Art Gallery at Pitzer College. Artist lecture: Tuesday, October 16 at 2:45 p.m. in the George C.S. Benson Auditorium, Pitzer College. —Through December 16: “John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding Pictures.” RUTH CHANDLER WILLIAMSON GALLERY: 1030 Columbia Ave., on 11th and Columbia, Scripps College. Wednesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. during exhibitions. Free admission. 607-3397 or www.scrippscollege.edu/williamson-gallery/. —Through October 14: “African American Visions” includes selections from the Samella Lewis Collections.

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CASA DE SALSA: 415 W. Foothill Blvd. This is a restaurant that offers weekly live entertainment. 445-1200. —Thursday: Michael Ryan and Friends. 6 to 9 p.m. —Friday through Sunday: Romantic guitarist Vicente Victoria. 5 p.m. to closing. —Sunday: Mariachi San Pedro. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ESPIAUS RESTAURANTE Y CANTINA: 109 Yale Ave., Claremont. Cantina remains open until flow of customers slows down. 6211818. EUREKA! GOURMET BURGERS & CRAFT BEER: 580 W. First St., Claremont. “Hoppy” Hour daily from 2 to 6 p.m. 445-8875. —Mondays: Local Mondays featuring $3 Dale Bros. Brewery pints. —Tuesdays: 50 percent off all wines by the glass. —Wednesdays: Steal-the-Glass craft beer of the week. Meet the brewer first Wednesday of every month. —Thursday, October 4: All Tito’s Vodka drinks $2 off and Eureka! Thursday Night Music featuring The Claremont Voodoo Society (blues). THE FOLK MUSIC CENTER: 220 Yale Ave., Claremont Village. —Open Mic night, the last Sunday of every month. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m.; performances run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Admission is $1. Info: 6242928 or www.folkmusiccenter.com. —Saturday, October 20: Barton and Para perform a variety of vocal and instrumental music celebrating the traditions and folk life of Missouri and the Ozarks. 7:30 p.m. FLAPPERS COMEDY: 540 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. 18+. Show times: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. —October 5 and 6: Michael Rayner has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Extreme Gong Show, and Sesame Street. FOX THEATER POMONA: 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona. www.fox pomona.com. —Wednesday, October 3: Conor Oberst, of Bright Eyes, and Desaparecidos, Monsters of Folk and Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band. His October 3 show will also feature Jenny Lewis. —Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7: Circa Survive (pop/punk). $20 to $23. Doors open at 6 p.m. —Wednesday, October 24: Taking Back Sunday (pop/punk). $25 to $28. Doors open at 7 p.m. —Saturday, October 27: Tiger Army (psychobilly) with 45 Grave and Goddamn Gallows. $25 to $28. Doors open at 7 p.m. THE GLASS HOUSE: 200 W. Second St., Pomona. 865-3802.

Crossword by Myles Mellor. Puzzle #181
Across 1. Chair of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce, Jess ___ 6. As far as 10. Pull an all-nighter 14. Island west of Maui 15. Went down 16. Queen's residence 17. Join the cast of 18. Beginning of a classic Scottish song 19. Month before Nisan 20. Do useless motions 22. Stir up 23. The __ of the land 24. Smother 26. Ludlum characters 30. Passover bread 32. Hot under the collar 33. Stronghold 35. Expiate 39. Kind of ray 41. Batiking need 42. Cut again 43. Shopper's delight 44. Microbe 46. In addition 47. Jerusalem artichoke, e.g. 49. Commotion 51. Sushi restaurant in Claremont 54. Had dinner 55. Middle Eastern chief 56. Little bit 63. Explosive sounds 64. Handel oratorio 65. Saint ____ 66. Insect stage 67. Gumbo vegetable 68. Run off together 69. Organic radical 70. Limitless quantities 71. Kidney related Down 1. Concrete section 2. City on the Brazos 3. Division word 4. Adam's son 5. E-reader 6. Praxis 7. Impede 8. Cash register part 9. Strangest 10. Ben Hur, for one 11. Free from 12. Serve 13. First name in country music 21. Short gruff noise 25. Drug ___ 26. Schools of thought 27. Snowfall 28. Sea eagle 29. Foot bone 30. Buckeyes coach, Urban ____ 31. Impersonator 34. Upper hand 36. Cold capital 37. Astronaut's insignia 38. Decorative pitcher 40. Many a homecoming attendee 45. Mongrel 48. Type of singers 50. Kitchen gadget 51. ______ Alpha Psi 52. Love in Paris? 53. Snappy 54. Rand McNally book 57. Fashion 58. Glow 59. Hold sway 60. Desktop symbol 61. Philippine palm 62. Celt

Answers to last weekʼs puzzle #180

—Saturday, November 10: Minus the Bear with Cursive and Girl in a Coma. $25. 7 p.m. —Friday, November 16: The Birthday Massacre with William Control and Aesthetic Perfection. $15. 7 p.m. HIP KITTY JAZZ & FONDUE: 502 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. Tuesday through Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Live jazz every night. Admission: 2-drink minimum. Info: 447-6700 or www.hipkittyjazz.com. —Wednesday, October 3: Open Jam Night with The Claremont Voodoo Society (blues). 8 p.m. —Thursday, October 4: Groove Session (funk/jazz). 8 p.m. —Friday, October 5: Chris Williams’ Electric Quorum (jazz/vocal). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge. —Saturday, October 6: Big Papa and the TCB (swing/jump blues). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge. —Sunday, October 7: The Bastards of Belleville (swing/jazz/blues). 7 p.m. —Tuesday, October 9: Beat Cinema (DJ). 10 p.m. HOTEL CASA 425: 425 W. First St., Claremont. Call 624-2272 or visit www.casa425.com. THE PRESS RESTAURANT: 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont Village. Thursday through Saturday until 2 a.m. Live DJ every Thursday at 11 p.m. 21+ after 9 p.m. Standing room only after 9:30 p.m. No cover. 6254808. —Wednesday, October 3: Half-off Wine Wednesday. 11 a.m. to closing. Joe Atman performs at 10:30 p.m. —Thursday, October 4: Baldy Mountain Jazz Band (jazz). 8 p.m. DJ at 11 p.m. —Friday, October 5: The Uncalled For (garage rock). 10 p.m. —Saturday, October 6: Neptune Blues Society (rock/blues). 10 p.m. —Sunday, October 7: Dining music at 6 p.m. followed by Sunday Night Living Room Jam at 10:30 p.m. —Tuesday, October 9: King Trivia Night. Answer trivia questions for a chance to win beer. 9 p.m. PIANO PIANO: 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Live dueling piano show times: Wednesday and Thursday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 21+. $5 cover charge on Fridays and Saturdays after 8 p.m. (no cover charge with student ID). 547-4266. —Tuesdays: Taco Tuesday with $1 tacos, $2 Coronas and $3 margaritas. —Wednesdays: “Rockstar Karaoke,” rock the mic or jam with the band. $2 Bud Lights and $4 Vodka Rockstars. 9 p.m. WALTER’S RESTAURANT: 310 Yale Ave., Claremont. Happy hour daily from 4 to 9 p.m. Live DJ on Friday nights from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover charge. During non-happy hours receive $2 off any drink from the bar with college ID. Appetizers served until midnight. 624-4914.

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BRIDGES AUDITORIUM: 450 N. College Way, Pomona College. Box office hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 621-8032. Tickets may be purchased online at www.pomona.edu/bridges. Military discounts are available for most shows through box office . —Friday, October 26: Silent film Nosferatu (1922) with Hobo Jazz Band. $10. Check out www.hobojazz.com. Concessions support Claremont High Theatre. 7 p.m. and midnight screenings. —Friday, November 9: Claremont Shades presents SCAMFest 2012, showcasing the best of collegiate a cappella music. Tickets for the 17th Annual SCAMFest (Southern California A Cappella Music Festival) are $5 in advance or $10 the day of the show. —December 15, 16, 22 and 23: Celebrating its 18th season, thecritically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet brings The Nutcracker to life with beautiful sets, dazzling costumes, and more than 100 dancers on stage. $37 to $51 with discounts for seniors and children. Show times are 1 and 7 p.m. —April 20 and 21: Inland Pacific Ballet’s Cinderella is an enchanting version of the classic story featuring music of the famous waltz king, Johann Strauss. $29 to $39 with discounts for seniors and children. Show times are 1 and 7 p.m. BRIDGES HALL OF MUSIC: Pomona College, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. 607-2671. —Saturday, October 6: Three French Sonatas with Jonathan Wright on violin and Stephan Moss on piano. Free. 8 p.m. —Sunday, October 7: Cambalache, an East Los Angeles-based Chicano-Jaro-

cho group, will perform a concert of traditional music and dance. Free. 3 p.m. CANDLELIGHT PAVILION: 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening shows: dinner at 6 p.m., performance at 8:15 p.m.; Sunday evening shows: dinner at 5 p.m., performance at 7:15 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees: lunch at 11 a.m., performance at 12:45 p.m. Tickets are $20. Dinner will not be served, but beverages and desserts will be available for purchase. 626-1254, ext.1 or www.candlelightpavilion.com. —October 5 though November 18: Anything Goes. —Wednesday, November 7: Company B: The Andrews Sisters Tribute Act. HAUGH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora. Discounts available for students, seniors and youth. 626-9639411 or www.haughpac.com. —Sunday, October 7: Sinatra and Basie at the Sands. $26 to $28. 2 p.m. —October 19 and 20: Citrus Fine and Performing Arts Department presents A Night of Music from Film, an annual showcase of student work featuring video projections, student actors and singers, the Citrus Sierra Wind Symphony and symphonic sound. $10 to $12. 8 p.m. —Sunday, October 28: Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps. $15 to $30. —Tuesday, October 30: The Acting Company in association with The Guthrie Theater presents John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. $15 to $30. 8 p.m. LEWIS FAMILY PLAYHOUSE:

12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. Call 477-2752 or visit www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com. —October 6 through 21: Pinkalicious the Musical. —Wednesday, October 26: The Capitol Steps. SEAVER THEATRE COMPLEX: Pomona College, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. The box office is available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain times. Call 607-4375 or e-mail seaverboxoffice@pomona.edu. —October 11 through 14: Kindertransport by Diane Samuels. Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. $10 general admission. $5 for students, faculty and seniors.

LAEMMLE’S CLAREMONT 5 THEATRE: 450 W. Second St., Claremont. 621-5500 or visit www.laemmle.com for movie listings. General admission $11; students with ID $8.50; children under 12 $8; seniors 62+ $8; bargain price $8 on Monday through Friday for all shows prior to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and holidays prior to 2 p.m. —Now playing: Won’t Back Down [PG], Trouble with the Curve [PG13], The Perks of Being a Wallflower [PG13], Arbitrage [R], The Master [R].

Wednesday 10-03-12

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

Jailer $3,558 - $4,298
The City of Claremont Police Department is looking for 2 highly energetic and motivated self-starters who have the ability to multitask and remain calm, logical and decisive under emergency situations. Additional information about job duties and qualifications are available on the cityʼs website at www.ci.claremont.ca.us or from the Personnel Office at 399-5450. Completed application is required and must be received by Monday, October 15, 2012, by 1 p.m. EOE/Drug free employer.


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For Lease
HOME for lease. 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2100 sq. ft., large covered patio. Located on borderline of Montclair and Claremont. One mile from Claremont Colleges. Water, trash paid. $2200 monthly, $2000 deposit. Call 593-4252.

Help Wanted
CREATIVE clearical assistant to published author. Knowledge of computer technology plus language and research skills. Word processing exceeding 50 words per minute. Excellent driving record. Submit personal letter of introduction to coffmanliterary@ hotmail.com or PO Box 411Claremont.

St. Paulʼs Episcopal Church

Garage Sales
YARD sale to end all yard sales! Moving to China. Saturday, October 6, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1935 Oxford, Claremont. PRIVATE sale of plus size clothes. Saturday, October 6, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1935 Oxford, Claremont.

House for Rent
THREE bedroom, one bathroom. Walk to Village. Water, gardener, appliances included. $1900 monthly. 576-5410. NEAR Claremont Club. Exceptional 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom. Two story with vaulted ceilings. All new inside. $2500. 6291028.

Lost and Found
FOUND: Brand new childrenʼs bicycle. Found in the Village. Call 544-7842.

Pomona Church seeks part-time musician to provide instrumental accompaniment to a small congregation on pipeorgan and/or piano and/or guitar. Preferably a cantor voice to teach and lead singing. Position is very part-time: one Sunday service, plus Christmas and Holy Week services. Ability to start as soon as possible preferred. Please send resume to: Ms. Dorothy Flores, Office Manager c/o St. Paulʼs Episcopal Church 242 E. Alvarado St. Pomona, CA 91767 Office phone: 622-2015 Office email: stpaulspomona@yahoo.com Church website: www.saintpaulspomona.org

Coyote Sighting
COYOTE sighted multiple times on the corner of Baughman Drive and 12th Street. It has been spotted consecutively for 5 nights from 10 p.m. to midnight.

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.

Found Pet
FOUND: Black and white female cat. Found on Andrew Drive. Call Shannon, 621-3435. SMALL, white dog found on Friday, September 28 at 10 a.m. near Harrison and Towne Avenues. Please contact Foothill Country Day School, 626-5681.

Lost Pet
LARGE male tortoise, 20 pounds. Towne Ranch and Claremont High School area. Missing since Friday, September 28. Call 626-7067.

AMERICAN and European Antiques, Furnishings, Home and Garden Decor. New Shipment Weekly! The Ivy House. 212 W. Foothill Blvd. 621-6628. A BARN and house full of antiques, furniture and smalls. Refinishing too! Kensoldenoddities. com. 593-1846.

Free Animal
FREE to a good home, 2 female cats, sisters. 3 years old, fixed with shots. One Siamese, one Tabby. Would like to keep them together. Call 621-3435.

Support Group
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).

Office Space
OFFICE for lease in Claremont Village. Excellent condition, move-in ready. 213 sq. ft., 16 by 13. For more information visit 419 Yale Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays.

Coyote Sighting
COYOTE pack sighted on West Silver Tree Road near the bottom of Claraboya at around 6 a.m. on September 28.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2012 188183 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SIMPLE CONSUMABLES, 1689 Benedict Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. Luke Landers, 1689 Benedict Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 06/01/2012. /s/ Luke Landers This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 09/20/12. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, and 17, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2012189884 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PARAGON LEGAL SERVICES, 915 C West Foothill Blvd. 248, Claremont, CA 91711. Mena Moussa, 569 Martin Way, Claremont, CA 91711. Chaye Moussa, 569 Martin Way, Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 09/21/2012. /s/ Mena Moussa This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 09/21/12. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business


Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10 and 17, 2012. Title Order No . 7742-466769 Trustee Sale No. 2012-1759 Reference No. CPH607 APN No. 8315010-042 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE UNDER A NOTICE OF A NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT AND CLAIM OF LIEN YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT DATED 10/19/2011. 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. Notice is hereby given that on 10/24/2012 at 09:00 AM S.B.S. LIEN SERVICES As the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Notice of Delinquent Assessment, recorded on December 6, 2011 as Document No. 20111646801 Book Page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, the purported owner(s) of said property is (are): WILLIAM WIDAGDO SETIAWAN DBA PLMBANC TRUST #08172008B17 WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a State or National bank, a check drawn by a state of federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state.): Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA. All right, title and interest under Notice of Delinquent Assessment in the property situated in said County, as more fully described on the above referenced assessment lien. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 607 S COLLEGE AVENUE, CLAREMONT, CA 91711 The undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or war-


ranty, expressed or implied regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum due under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment, with interest thereon, as provided in said notice, advances, if any, estimated fees, charges, and expenses of the Trustee, to-wit: $5,845.33 accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The claimant, COLLEGE PATIO HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks invovled in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of 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 FOR SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL (714)573-1965 or LOG ONTO or visit this Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com using the file number assigned to this case 2012-1759. Informa-

tion about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. THE PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD SUBJECT TO THE NINETY DAY RIGHT OF REDEMPTION CONTAINED IN CIVIL CODE SECTION 1367.4(C) (4). PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE A DEBT COLLECTOR AND ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A

DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. FOR SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL (714) 573-1965 or LOG ONTO www.priorityposting. com. Date: 9/20/2012 S.B.S. Lien Services, 31194 La Baya Drive, Suite 106 Westlake Village, CA 91362 Annissa Young, Trustee Sale Officer WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P987047 10/3, 10/10, 10/17/2012

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/assistant available part-time or temporary, as needed. Doctors appointments, errands, office skills. References. 909-981-0490.

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. REMODELS, additions, restoration projects. Claremont Construction Company A locally owned, full-service building contractor. We also do repairs and small jobs. Ask about our handyman services. Please call for a free estimate. Darrell, 909-626-0028 Fully insured 20 year Claremont resident. Lic.751929


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.

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.


D&G Carpentry *Cabinet Refacing*
Custom cabinets, entertainment centers, fireplace mantles, doors, molding and more! Free estimates! References available. 909-262-3144 Lic.900656

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 SPARKS ELECTRIC Local electrician for all your electrician needs! 626-890-8887 or 909-2512013. Lic.922000

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

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

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


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

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

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

Residential and commercial. New installations, repairs and more!

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Senior Discount * Lic.359145

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Veteran New and repairs.

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

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

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

Serving Claremont for 30 years! Lic.323243

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


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

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

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


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

SEMI-RETIRED finish remodeler. Does kitchens, porches, doors, decks, fences, painting and more. Call Paul, 909-919-3315.


Hayden’s Services Inc.

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

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


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

GORDON Perry Roofing. Reroofing, repairs of all types. Free estimates. Quality work. Lic.C39588976. 909-944-3884. DOMINICS Roofing. Residential roofing and repairs. Free estimates. Lic.732789. Call Dominic, 951-212-9384. PINK UPHOLSTERY 48 years of experience. Up to 30 percent discount on fabric. Free pickup and delivery. Please call 909-597-6613.


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

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*

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

Web Design

Please call 909-989-9786.

Learn Japanese

Mt. Sac, Cal Poly New, refurbished or repair. Design, drainage, concrete, slate, flagstone, lighting, irrigation, decomposed granite. 909-599-9530 Cell: 626-428-1691 Claremont area 30 years! Lic.323243 GREEN SIDE UP LANDSCAPING Landscape design and construction. New, re-landscaping and repairs. Concrete, block walls, masonry, BBQ, patio covers and fountains. Planting, irrigation, drainage, lighting and ponds. Call 909-992-9087. Lic.941734 TAUGHT by Sumi Ohtani at the Claremont Forum in the Packing House. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings, for different levels. Tutoring available. Information: 909-626-3066.

AFFORDABLE. Traditional or green options. Custom work. No job too big or too small. 20 years of Claremont resident referrals. Free estimates. Lic.721041. 909922-8042. 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.

Sprinklers & Repair
WASTING WATER? Poor Coverage? Sprinkler repair. Installations and modifications. C.F. Privett 621-5388 Lic.557151 DURUSSEL Sprinklers. Install, repair, automate. Since 1982. Free estimates. Lic.540042. Call 909-982-1604. WEBSITE creation. Logo design/restoration. Marketing. Consulting. Ecommerce. Blogs. Residents of Claremont. www.CoralStarr.com. 877-596-2469.


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

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.

Interior/Exterior Quality work for less!

Call 909-545-3665.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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.

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

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

Kristine Parker 909-225-8190


Licensed, Bonded.

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

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

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

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. 909629-6960.


SUNSET GARDENS LANDSCAPING. C-27 Lic.373833. Drought resistant landscapes. Turf removal. Irrigation specialist. Naturescapes. Desertscapes. Rockscapes. Masonry. Call John Cook, 909-231-8305. Claremont. Older couple painting, 40 years experience! Competitive rates. Small repairs. No job too small. References available. We work our own jobs. Carrie or Ron


Lic.778506 D&D Custom Painting. Bonded. Lic.423346. Residential, commercial. Interior or exterior. Free estimates. 909-982-8024. COLLINS Painting & Construction Company, LLC. Interior, exterior. Residential and commercial. Contractors Lic.384597. 985-8484.

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.

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


Plastering & Stucco
PLASTERING by Thomas. Stucco and drywall repair specialist. Licensed home improvement. Contractor Lic.614648. 984-6161. www.wall-doctor.com. RE-PLASTER, coping, retile, spa additions, equipment upgrades, pool removal and services. Call 477-9777. www.bluestarpoolsca.com. Lic.769739.

NEED help applying for college? Hire a college coach. Experienced, M.A.ED, credentialed. Vanessa, 816-5992. smcveigh07@apu.edu.

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

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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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Landscape Services
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From the city managerʼs report
New restaurant planned for Promenade Shopping Center Rounds Premium Burgers recently received approval for a Conditional Use Permit from the Claremont Planning Commission to serve alcohol at their proposed location (885 S. Indian Hill Blvd. across from Norm’s), which is within the Claremont Promenade shopping center. The tenant space has remained vacant since approximately 2008 when Hollywood Video closed. City staff is in the process of working with the business owners to obtain the necessary building permits for the conversion of the space into a restaurant. Rounds Premium Burgers offers a “build your own” burger concept with fresh toppings and various sauces. The restaurant currently has 2 locations, one in West Hollywood and another in Burbank. No timeline was given as to its expected opening. Arbor Day celebration In celebration of Arbor Day, the city

invites residents to plant a tree at 10 a.m. this Saturday, October 6 at Padua Avenue Park, 4200 Padua Ave. This event is free and open to the community. For more information, call 3995490. Decorations and attachments prohibited in city trees With the approach of fall and winter holiday decorations and celebrations, the city’s community improvement department reminds residents to refrain from attaching any decorations, ornaments or lights to city trees. Decorations or attachments could cause harm to the tree or create a potential obstruction or safety hazard, as city trees are often near public streets, sidewalks and parkways. For questions or more information regarding the protection of city trees under Claremont Municipal Code Section 12.26.090, contact community improvement at 399-5467, or review the code in its entirety on the city’s website at www.ci.claremont.ca.us under the “city government/municipal code” link.

Senior hot topic series explores propositions for November election
A free, informational ballot proposition review is scheduled for next Wednesday, October 10 at the Joslyn Center at 10 a.m. Hot Topic Series events are offered on a variety of subjects relevant to seniors and their families. All presentations are held at the Joslyn Center at 10 a.m. To RSVP, contact the Claremont Senior Program at 399-5488.

Senior excursion to view Cirque du Soleil
Claremont seniors are invited to experience a lyrical, fanciful, kinetic foray into the “seventh art” on Thursday, October 18. Bringing together dance, acrobatics, live video, filmed sequences and animation, Cirque Du Soleil’s Iris takes spectators on a voyage through the history of cinema, its genres and the heart of the movie-making process. Attendees will leave the Joslyn Center at 5:30 a.m. and return at 11:30 p.m. Tickets for the senior excursion are $90 for Claremont residents and $95 for non-residents. Trips are open to adults ages 50 and over. For information or to register, call 399-5488.

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