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Bear on the loose/page 4

A female black bear runs up the driveway of a home on Lynoak Drive after it was shot with a tranquilizer dart on Wednesday in Claremont. A warden with the California Department of Fish and Game tranquilized the bear as it sat in a tree in front of a home on the 1400 block of Lynoak. The bear was not immediately sedated by the drugs and led officials on a one-hour chase through the neighborhood.

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Golden State gives back
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Golden State Water Company foreman Tom Rambaud helps distribute 100 Thanksgiving turkeys as part of Operation Gobble on Wednesday in Claremont. COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff The façade of Bridges Auditorium has become a well-recognized landmark for both the city of Claremont and Pomona College. The 80-year-old theater was designed by William Templeton Johnson and named for a Pomona alumna, Mable Shaw Bridges, who died as a young woman.

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wireless providers, which is owned by Carlos Slim, a respected supporter of the US Chamber of Commerce and a beloved non-traditional member of the upper 1 percent? At the very least, she should be on bent knee to Mr. Slim in thanks for the help he is giving America’s impoverished and unemployed. A written apology to Mr. Slim from Ms. Mahoney might be appropriate as he is, truthfully, her better. In future issues of the COURIER, I do hope that only letters from Romney supporters who are more respectful, not only of the Republican president who led us out of the increasing employment turmoil at the end of the last century, but of important members of the 1 percent, will be printed. Respectfully yours,
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Dear Editor, I am sure I am not alone in enjoying politics as the perfect blood-sport, one which allows us to watch politicians of all stripes and flavors to run their plays and peddle their fact-free mythology...and then get bloodied one way or another by the smarter members of the opposition and rational voters. However, this recent election has proved to be one of the funniest elections in recent history, due in part to some of the wackiest beliefs and fairy-tales that have sprung up out of the minds of those folks who now are apparently to be known as “Traditional Americans.” Case in point is your recent letter from Jacqueline Mahoney. She starts off by reminding us that President Obama received the majority vote—very sweet of her and perfectly understandable since he did, indeed, receive the most votes, especially from the young who are, of course, “Our Future.” However, Ms. Mahoney then ruins the positive tone of her letter by stating that Romney voters are “citizens who wanted a competent person to lead this country out of rampant unemployment for the betterment of all people,” which is an unapologetic attack on that great Republican who was chosen to lead our economy in the year 2000 and who then sadly yet inevitably so, considering his lifelong lack of business success, led us into the grasping arms of the Great Middle-Class Wealth Redistribution, from which we are all still struggling to escape. Now Ms. Mahoney is totally within her rights to criticize the former president on whose watch our economy collapsed into the depths and our wealth drained away in a flood greater than any the Mississippi could produce, but when she disrespects the Safelink Wireless Program, which was created in 2008 to help those whose poverty keeps them from being able to effectively search for work due to a lack of ability to call potential employers, I take umbrage! These Safelink Wireless Program cell phones are not “given” to impoverished Americans by President Obama, as she appears to wants us to believe, and so he does not deserve her admiration. Truthfully, this program was a parting gift from President Bush’s administration and Ms. Mahoney should be ashamed to suggest otherwise. Not only that, does Ms. Mahoney not realize that the program is supported and supplied by America Movil, one of the world’s largest

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CITY NEWS

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Tree removal price to pay to maintain Wilderness Park
Construction was paused in late September while the city obtained a permit from the Los Angeles County Flood Control District (LACFCD). The representative claimed the district was unaware of the CITY construction of the project, which inCOUNCIL cluded an easement over the property owned by the LACFCD. A review was required before the LACFCD would grant the permit. After more than a month on hold, construction resumes Monday, November 26, according to a report given by the city manager. The trailheads will remain open to the public during construction. Command center to help disaster preparedness In addition to allocating $24,000, the city council unanimously approved the purchase of a $1.8 million truck to serve as the city’s mobile Emergency Command Center (EOC). The EOC will serve as a station for local disaster managers in the event of a serious city emergency. The EOC will be funded with $100,000 received from the sale of its last mobile command center; with $1.1 million in grants; with $180,000 from the local school district and Claremont Colleges; with $300,000 from the Impound Lot fund balance and with a loan of $183,600 from the General Fund, to be paid back over the next 3 years. “This project presents a significant investment into the emergency preparedness of the Claremont community,” said Claremont Chief of Police Paul Cooper with agreement from the council. The city’s mobile command center has jumped around from a series of locations the past 30 years, from the police department itself to the Citrus Room above city hall. However, the operations center lacked county space requirements, according to Chief Cooper. The new 53-foot EOC trailer will provide 897 square feet of floor and storage space. It will contain a dedicated phone system and communication center linking Claremont’s first responders with those throughout southern California and self-contained water, heating/air and electrical capabilities. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, councilmembers are encouraged that the city and school district is collaborating to take steps toward ensuring the city is prepared should disaster strike here. “It’s not so much the event as the aftermath that we need to be concerned and prepared for. I definitely think this unit will help us to that end,” Mr. Pedroza said. **** The police department is also taking steps toward lowering the escalating bike thefts in town. The council ap-

hough Tuesday’s Claremont City Council meeting ended in record time, it wasn’t due to a shortage of items up for discussion. The council tackled a series of administrative matters and allocated more than a million dollars for various city projects before adjournment.

Among notable matters was the city council’s unanimous approval to remove 89 trees in the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. The city will pay an estimated $24,000 to aid the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) in the tree removal. The MWD—the organization that owns and leases the Thompson Creek Trail to the city of Claremont—requested the removal after noticing the trees either on top of or near a vital southern California water pipeline on a recent site visit. MWD officials were concerned about potential damage to the line and, even more so, with the difficulty in conducting repairs with the trees’ growth. “They would have to wrestle with trees as well as getting all of their equipment in. As trees grow, this problem becomes larger,” noted Stacy Cuevas, community and human services manager. The MWD said if the city decided not to remove the trees, the organization would not renew its lease of the Thompson Creek Trail. “Although this is a huge sacrifice, having the [Thompson Creek] trail there to begin with continues to be a great resource for our community,” said Councilmember Sam Pedroza, while noting his appreciation of the city’s working relationship with the MWD. “It’s the price we have to pay in order to maintain the facility for the public’s use,” added Mayor Pro Tem Opanyi Nasiali. While replanting was suggested, Ms. Cuevas said it would be difficult because of the age and size of the trees in question: “Many of them are too large,” she said. “It’s extremely costly and the success rate is only about 60 percent.” With a suggestion from Claremont resident Michael Keenan, City Manager Tony Ramos said the city will explore offering mulch or some of the wood from those trees to interested Claremont residents. As the city prepares for tree removal, officials also prepare to resume construction on the wilderness area’s parking lot expansion.

proved the city’s participation in the National Bike Registry. While the city of Claremont requires its residents to register their bikes through a state licensing program, it has proven to be ineffective, according to Lieutenant Shelly Vander Veen, citing lack of education and noting that the city’s program is outdated. As the law is currently written, residents must go to city hall, complete a licensing form and pay $4 to register a bicycle for the first year, and $2 annually to maintain the license. It’s then kept in a manual file at the police department. “It’s simply not practical or user-friendly,” Lt. Vander Veen said. “It’s clear that the existing licensing process is outdated and obsolete.” Through the National Bike Registry, residents will be able to register online, and officers and citizens will be able to more easily access the serial number should the bike be stolen. Registration through the national registry is $10 for 10 years, $25 for 30 years. A family can register up to 5 bicycles for $25 for 10 years. The city’s new licensing program will be marketed in coming months through the city newsletter and the city manager’s weekly update and a letter will be sent to those participating in the city’s current program. **** While the council opted to make changes to its bicycle licensing program, they will not seek a change to the way the city conducts its elections. City staff noted that combining the city election with the county’s election would probably not result in a higher voter turnout for the city of Claremont. An average of 29 percent of voters have turned out to Claremont’s last 6 elections. While county voter turnout has been reportedly higher during presidential and gubernatorial election cycles—held on even-number years—the county has told Claremont officials that it cannot accommodate more local jurisdiction items on its ballot for even-numbered election years. Voter turnout for the county’s elections held on odd-numbered years has been reportedly lower than Claremont voters’ turnout over the past 5 years, according to city research. Council members unanimously voted against combining the city’s election with the general county election, noting that joining the county election would not save the city a significant amount of money and would limit the amount of control the city has in the process.
—Beth Hartnett

Wednesday, November 7 After a couple low-profile weeks, the appliance burglars are back, once again targeting vacant Claremont homes. Burglars carted off a gas stove from a vacant home in the 800 block of Drake Avenue between 5:30 and 6 a.m. They entered the home using the key in the realtor’s lockbox. Neighbors spotted 2 men leaving the home in a dark blue Ford F-150. They are described as Hispanic males in their 40s. Another incident took place between Tuesday, November 6 and Sunday, November 11. Burglars entered the home by smashing a rear window. A microwave oven and stove were stolen. There are no suspects. **** A 63-year-old Pomona man might have been a little too forthcoming with police Wednesday afternoon. Employees of Citibank, 405 W. Foothill Blvd., called police on Joe Barron after he came into the business and began cursing loudly. Police spotted him sitting at a bench in front of a

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business nearby. Mr. Barron immediately called out to the officers and ran toward them. Police noticed he was swaying and having difficulty running, according to Lt. Shelly Vander Veen. Mr. Barron admitted that he was the one the bankers had called about. He then proceeded to pull out a tennis ball-sized rock and explain to the officers that he was going to throw the rock through the window of the bank. Mr. Barron was arrested for public drunkenness.

gulfed in flames. As part of the rally— which took place at the campus apartments at 671 E. 6th St.—college students purchased a salvaged vehicle with the purpose of allowing students to vandalize and destroy it, according to Lt. Vander Veen. It appears the damage went too far when the car was flipped over and an unidentified person set flame to gas leaking out of the already totaled vehicle. No one was harmed in the incident and an arson report was taken.

Tuesday, November 13 “Get off my property,” yelled a strange man to a confused homeowner in the 1000 block of Stony Brook Court Tuesday afternoon. The homeowner spotted the stranger peering through his glass side door. After yelling at the homeowner, the man took off on a bicycle. He is described as a 45-year-old man with black and gray hair pulled back into a ponytail. A prowling report was taken. Wednesday, November 14 Being stealthy proved difficult for a 34year-old Rancho Cucamonga resident, especially after getting into a solo vehicle crash on a freeway with witnesses. Duente Trimble attempted to hide after crashing his car on the west 10 Freeway near Indian Hill, but didn’t get very far from the scene. Police spotted him hiding in some bushes near the crash site. Three witnesses positively identified him. Mr. Trimble was intoxicated and arrested for driving under the influence.
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com

Monday, November 12 Police might have the last laugh in a Friday, November 9 burglary that hit Claremont Toyota, 508 A thief got an early start on a Sprouts Auto Center Drive, between Tuesday, Nocustomer’s shopping expenses Friday af- vember 6 and Monday, November 12. ternoon after stealing her purse, which Burglars stole the tailgates on 8 Toyota was left in the cart while she was busy at Tacomas parked in the auto center’s sales the meat department. The thief withdrew lot. Though the tailgates were carted off, $3000 using one of her credit cards. A re- video footage was left behind. Police are port was taken, but there are no suspects.   in the process of reviewing surveillance cameras for a lead on the case, according Saturday, November 10 to Lt. Vander Veen. A Claremont McKenna College rally took a strange turn when a car became en-

CITY NEWS

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Black bear roams Claremont, puts neighborhood on lockdown

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hen Lesley Carr, a resident in the 1400 block of Lynoak Drive, took her dogs Captain Butler and Ruby for a walk early Wednesday morning, she shrugged off their agitated behavior as the result of a passing squirrel or other common annoyance. Ms. Carr wasn’t expecting to find the actual source of her dogs’ unusual behavior to be a bear.
A 145-pound California Black Bear made its way through Ms. Carr’s neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, sending police officers and wardens of California’s Department of Fish and Game on a round of chase before finally being caught within the North Towne Park Circle Condominiums near Foothill Boulevard. The bear, unharmed in the process, will be released back into the Angeles National Forest, according to officials of the Department of Fish and Game. Claremont and Pomona police had received numerous early-morning calls about a bear sighting in the neighborhood before finding the animal on Lynoak Drive. Around 1:30 a.m., a bear was spotted at Base Line and Mountain. About 3 hours later, the bear was spotted on nearby Briarcroft Road and Towne Avenue, and then at 7 a.m. on Briarcroft and Lynoak Drive. The pursuit—which forced a lockdown at nearby Danbury and Sumner Elementary Schools—began after the strong-willed female black bear left the safety of a tall resi-

dential tree in the 100 block of Lynoak. The bear took up residency in the deodar tree around 10 a.m. after being taunted and spooked by a couple of bystanders, according to Officer Steve Sidenfaden. While bears have frequently been spotted in the mountainous Padua Hills neighborhood, bears have never been an issue for neighbors of Lynoak. “We’ve had several coyotes, lots of raccoons and squirrels, but never a bear,” Ms. Carr’s neighbor Laurie Applebee exclaimed. Finecroft Drive resident Tom Bush said while he has never seen a bear in Claremont, close-encounters with bears at his cabin in Pennsylvania are a common sight. In fact, newly returned from his last visit, Mr. Bush had experienced a close call with a bear sitting on his front porch. “I didn’t expect to come back and within 24 hours have another bear at the front door,” he laughed. The neighborhood bear sighting was new for both neighbors and officials alike. “This is the first time we have seen a bear below the 210 Freeway,” commented Warden Don Nelson of the California Department of Fish and Game. While Mr. Nelson attributed the allure of

COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff Claremont Police Sergeant Lori Davenport and California Department of Fish and Wildlife wardens Brandon Alisio and Don Nelson run from the backyard of a home on Lynoak Drive after the bear jumped another wall on Wednesday in Claremont. The wardens shot the bear with tranquilizers 3 times but it took an hour for the drugs to take affect.

“trash day” as to why the bear traveled so far down the mountain, later evidence showed that perhaps the bear was not such a newcomer to the area after all. When the bear finally left its lofty hiding place around noon—spurred by a second hit of a tranquilizer gun wielded by fish and game wardens—it jumped a series of fences, finally coming to a stop in the backyard of a residence in the 1100 block of Briarcroft. Police believe its stop at that particular home was

not a coincidence. Watch Commander Sergeant Lori Davenport says the backyard, found shaded with avocado trees and what looks like a little den created by the side fence, might have been a frequent destination point for the hungry black bear. However, the Briarcroft backyard nook wasn’t the last stop for the agitated bear. Scared by an attempted third shot with the tranquilizer, the bear picked itself up and took flight once again. Neighbors and curious bystanders followed alongside safety personnel in shock and excitement, hoping to catch a glimpse of the wandering bear as it continued to evade its captors despite taking numerous hits from a tranquilizer gun. “It’s an Olympic bear!” joked one bystander as the bear leaped from the safety of one backyard to another. Others laughed at the irony of the “beware of security dog” sign fixed to the fence where the bear was hiding out. With a third successful tranquilizer hit, the bear jumped one last fence and came to a rest on the front porch of a townhome in the 3000 block of Towne Park Circle in Pomona. Donna Winkenbach, working in her garage mere feet from where the bear slumbered, said she had heard police activity early in the day but dismissed it to criminal activity. She was taken by surprise when police came around the corner, calling for her to stay back because of a bear.   “I saw something near my neighbor’s porch, but had no idea it was actually a bear,” Ms. Winkenbach said, still in shock over the furry heap nearby. “This is unbelievable!” Other locals remain equally dumbfounded. “It sounds like the kind of story you hear when the circus train derails,” joked Lynoak resident Chris Davis.
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com

California Department of Fish and Game wardens Brandon Alisio, Ryan Cordero and Don Nelson secure the wayward bearʼs legs after the animal finally succumbed to the sedatives.

EDUCATION

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, November 17, 2012

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Schools compare notes on latest test scores

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he progress of 2 local elementary schools toward their respective academic goals and the initial moves towards faculty contract negotiation were among agenda items at the Thursday meeting of the Claremont Unified School District.

After reports on district doings by the student board members representing CHS and San Antonio High School, Principal Amy Stanger and her team from Sycamore School took center stage, delivering their Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). Mandated by No Child Left Behind legislation, an SPSA is an update on a school’s progress towards goals set for the previous year as well as a report on its current priorities. The school made significant progress towards last year’s academic goals: to increase the number of students school-wide who are proficient or better in mathematics and to increase the percentage of Hispanic students who are proficient or better in both math and English Language Arts. Sycamore administration and staff had aimed to increase math proficiency among its sixth grade class from 63 percent to 72 percent. With 83 percent of sixth graders scoring proficient or above in math, the school met its target and then some. As a secondary goal, Sycamore aimed for a schoolwide math proficiency level of 79 percent. With students scoring 76.1 percent, up from a previous 72 percent, progress was made but the goal was not met. Both English Language Arts and math proficiency increased among Hispanic students, the Sycamore delegation was happy to report. Administration and staffers had hoped to increase this subgroup’s ELA proficiency from 55.8 percent to 64 percent. Ultimately, 65.3 percent of Hispanic students scored as proficient or better in the ELA portion of

state testing. The Hispanic subgroup also reached 65.3 percent proficiency in math, surpassing the school’s goal of 62 percent. Another district success story is that of Oakmont Outdoor School, which met each of the 4 goals that administrators and staff set last year. Principal Stacey Stewart and her team had aimed to have 53.6 percent CUSD of students school-wide scoring proficient or higher on the California StanBOARD dards Test in 2012, up from 50 percent in 2011. Sycamore students exceeded the target easily with a 70.41 percent proficiency rate. This upward trend held true among significant subgroup at the school as well, with the Hispanic population improving from 49.2 percent to 71.93 percent; the white population improving from 50 percent to 71.43 percent; socioeconomically disadvantaged (SED) students improving from 45.9 percent to 66.4 percent and the English learner population improving from 51.6 percent to 80.56 percent. Ms. Stewart and crew also met last year’s goal of having 55 percent of Oakmont students scoring proficient or higher on the ELA portion of the California Standards Test. The students beat this mark handily, moving from a school-wide proficiency rate of 48.6 percent to 70.56 percent. Again, subgroups showed significant improvement, with proficiency scores growing to 68.7 percent among Hispanic students, 69.05 percent among white students, 64.29 percent among SED students and 70.56 among English learner students. The proficiency growth at Oakmont is among the top such leaps by California schools. Oakmont celebrated its success at a celebration held last week. Ms. Stewart and her team shared a video of the festivities with the school board, which is viewable at http://oakmont.cusd.claremont.edu. At the end of the evening, Superintendent Jim Elsasser interjected a note of levity by reading an ex-

tremely frank thank-you note from Oakmont student Kaley Wolst, expressing gratitude “for approving all activities we experienced.” The following is an excerpt. “Thank you for the party. The food was marvelous! My friend went overboard and had around 7 servings of cotton candy. The snow cones were great, however the people serving them…were too possessive of the syrup and gave everyone hardly any syrup. Thank you for the games and activities. I was a bit disappointed the DJ did not have the song ‘One More Night’ by Maroon 5. I coordinated a dance just for that particular song. At the end of the day, I remembered everything: the teacher-dunking, the food, and the games and activities. A person popped a glitter balloon all over me at the end.” Teacher union talks turkey Joe Tonan, a Sumner Elementary School teacher and former head of the local teacher’s union who is still active with the organization, took the stage during the public comment session of the meeting to share his experience with the precipitous rise of healthcare premiums in recent years, and what he sees as a drop in the quality of medical coverage. Faculty members will continue sharing their stories in upcoming meetings, he said. As the Claremont Unified School District gets ready to negotiate the next teacher contract, with discussions starting in earnest this winter, it looks like healthcare may be the top priority among local teachers. The next meeting of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education will be held on Thursday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Richard S. Kirkendall Education Center, 170 W. San Jose Ave. in Claremont.

—Sarah Torribio storribio@claremont-courier.com

Turkeys gobbled up at Joslyn Senior Center event

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hanksgiving came early for a few Claremont residents this year as representatives of Golden State Water and Claremont’s Joslyn Senior Center gifted 100 turkeys Wednesday to local needy families.

Senior center representatives provided Golden State with the names of families in need for this year’s Operation Gobble, an annual outreach program started and maintained by Golden State Water since 1990. Claremont isn’t Operation Gobble’s only stop. Golden State representatives, equipped with a pickup truck of turkeys, will visit 75 communities in 10 counties throughout the state as part of the yearly outreach. More than 7,000 turkeys will consequently make their way onto Thanksgiving tables that might have otherwise remained empty. Water company representatives team up with local food banks, churches and other nonprofits to provide the staple early-bird giveaway. “Golden State Water Company cares about the communities it serves, and is proud to once again provide holiday joy for deserving families through our annual Thanksgiving turkey donation,” said Ben Lewis, Golden State Water’s Foothill District Manager. “Through this program, we provide a happier holiday for those who need it most.”
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com

COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff Earthelene Wilson receives a free turkey from Golden State Water company Superintendant Tom Traffas and Senior Recreation Leader Shannon Glaudi on Wednesday at the Joslyn Center in Claremont. Ms. Glaudi helped select 100 area seniors to receive Thanksgiving turkeys from the cityʼs water provider.

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, November 17, 2012

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Unfriending a friend: Is it really so unfriendly?
by Mellissa Martinez

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n the wake of the recent election, it was impossible to avoid the unrelenting political commentary on Facebook. Yes, there were thoughtful posts from Romney supporters and appropriate celebratory messages from fellow Obama faithful, but the overwhelming overload of grumbling took much of the fun out of Facebook. My homepage was filled for days with morose, sour-grapes predictions and, to be fair, overzealous winners rubbing salt in fresh wounds.
The post that shocked me most came from a former schoolmate. After a long diatribe of disappointment, she requested that all Obama supporters “kindly unfriend her.” According to her, she was responding to a similar request from a Democrat. Although she had been my ‘friend’ for most of the year and I enjoyed her family pictures, her request was surprisingly easy to satisfy. A click of the button and our ‘friendship’ was over. Before the 2004 launching of Facebook, I would have been truly saddened by the loss of a ‘friend.’ At that time, a ‘friend’ was a person whom I favored over others. We often had things in common with our friends and enjoyed spending time with them. Many of us even managed to have friends with different political convictions. In 2005, when ‘friend’ transitioned from a noun to a verb, its use skyrocketed. At a bar, at work, at a coffee shop, it became common to hear, “I’ll friend you on Facebook.” ‘Friend’ was around long before the inception of Facebook. In fact, the word has always enjoyed much

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popularity in the English language. The Quakers have used ‘friend’ to define church members since the 1600s and Lucille Ball famously championed her compassionate group, Friends of the Friendless, in the 1950s. The 1980s gave us the hybrid ‘frenemy’ and, of course, Friends was the title of the extremely popular 1990s television show. Aside from pop-culture, the word appears in classic combinations like ‘boyfriend,’ ‘girlfriend’ and ‘befriend.’ ‘Friend’ has been adopted and altered since the time of Old English, but nothing could have prepared us for the change it’s currently experiencing. Don’t get me wrong, I am not one to lament language change. In fact, the semantic shift occurring right under our noses gives us a first-hand view of how words can take on an entirely new meaning. Imagine that at one time ‘awful’ meant ‘full of awe’ and ‘terrific’ meant ‘something that inspires terror.’ The word ‘friend’ comes from the Proto-Germanic frijojanan, ‘to love.’ Now that ‘friend’ is expanding to include casual relationships, people we knew years ago, met once on vacation or those who we profoundly disagree with, it’s quite feasible that in the future we might say with a melancholic tone, “Remember when we used to love our friends?”

As my much younger sister pointed out, friends on Facebook are like fellow swimmers in a community pool. You occasionally get poked by them and continue to politely smile because you could potentially know them. If they really offend you or poke too hard, you can simply ‘unfriend’ them with a click of a button. They don’t even have to know about it! In 2009, the word ‘unfriend’ debuted as Oxford American Dictionary’s word of the year, beating out ‘netbook,’ ‘hashtag’ and ‘sexting.’ Although ‘unfriend’ is a brand-new verb, the word is not new. The noun ‘unfriend’ is recorded in 13th century Scottish English and was used all the way up until the 19th century to mean ‘enemy.’ This got me thinking of a potentially new Facebook group, the ‘unfriends.’ Perhaps users could put a new spin on the old adage: It’s best to keep your friends close and your ‘unfriends’ even closer. Since 2 negatives make a positive, maybe being unfriended by an unfriend would make people friends again? But, I digress. I suspect that it’s only a matter of time before the new noun of the year emerges as ‘Facebook friend.’ Surely, Oxford American Dictionary is considering this confusion-solving compound. The term makes the clear distinction that you might know the person, but also may not know them at all. You saw the pictures of their last family vacation, but you haven’t spoken to them in 15 years. You should say “hi” to them on the street, but might avoid having a serious discussion about immigration, politics, religion, money, marriage or school boards. If asked, “Is that a friend?” we can simply respond “Oh, heavens no, just a Facebook friend.” It is understood.

Mommy, are the Republicans going to keep being our friends even if they lost?

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, November 17, 2012

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Success at the FOOT Auction
Dear Editor: This past week the Claremont High School Theatre Department was the recipient of a wonderful display of the kindness from the Claremont community. The Claremont High School Theatre has been under renovation since June 2012 and will not be complete until February 2013. Our first performance, the Friends Of Our Theatre auction, was in need of a venue, and the Candlelight Pavilion was so generous to allow the students to use its fabulous facility. The auction was immensely successful, raising over $10,000 to support the award-winning Claremont High School Theatre, and providing the students with a remarkable learning experience by working in such a professional environment. The Candlelight Pavilion staff was so helpful in every aspect, from assisting the student technicians with sound and lighting, to guiding the students in managing the house. A huge thank-you is in order for Mick Bollinger, Mindy Teuber, Daniel Morefield and the Candlelight Pavilion’s generosity, support and kindness. We are fortunate to have such an exquisite dinner theater in Claremont, and are grateful for its generous support of the community.
Claremont High School Theater Department Claremont

READERS’ COMMENTS
ing the Republicans’ post-election analysis, there seems to be a common thread: sour grapes! I have never heard so many creative reasons as to why Romney lost. They all seem to be lacking the gene to be reflective—let’s just blame everyone else because we could not have done anything wrong. Oh, the arrogance, the denial, the pathetic whining—get over it. Here’s a reality check: You lost because 61 million Americans simply rejected your ideas. The fact is, Ms. Mahoney, maybe not all, but many of your party are racist, are homophobic, and some Republican who sold the plan that restricting voting, attacking minorities and women, was a winning strategy only confirms just how out of touch your party is. You wrote, “Romney is rich and that seems to be his crime.” Wrong again. It was the way he got rich that tainted him. He was not a job creator, he was a job destroyer, shipping American jobs overseas and felt nothing all the time he was ruining the lives of so many. That was his crime. And, by the way, he saved the Olympics with government money— like so many Republicans who spew hate toward our government, yet are the same hypocrites who will run to the government when they need help. The fact that you personally feel the top 2 percent do pay their fair share is subjective and the majority of this country disagrees with you. I personally feel they have had a decade of raping and pillaging this country on the backs of the middle class and have become very wealthy doing it. And people getting free cell phones and TVs, where? Do you know these people? Is there a secret store for poor people where a government person is handing out phones and big-screen TV’s. As far as Obama not being able to figure out how to solve unemployment, he presented a jobs bill long ago, but your beloved Republicans would not sign it. Another failed strategy by the fringe right, “Let’s make sure Obama doesn’t succeed and people will be so angry they will no doubt vote for Republicans.” Wrong again. And who paid the price for that filibuster? The middle class. I don’t think you and the other 58 million Republicans are jerks, just without compassion. I do think your anger is misdirected and you form opinions based on how you feel and not on facts. You resent those less fortunate and see it as some form of conspiracy just to live the high life on food stamps which, by the way, you can only receive for a limited time, not forever as you seem to believe. President Clinton saw to this. You see, Ms. Mahoney, the Americans you demonize are mostly hardworking middle class people that are content living a simple life, want to go to work, make a decent wage to support their families, send their kids to college and, like you, love this country.
Pam Stevenson Claremont

Urge Congress to plan long-term
Dear Editor: The League of Women Voters urges citizens to write to their Congress members. Congress now has a historic opportunity to set federal fiscal policy on a fair and stable path. While avoiding the spending and tax changes scheduled for January 1 is important, it is much more important to provide a long-term solution by substantially increasing revenue, protecting the social safety net, reducing defense spending and carefully managing the deficit. The League of Women Voters strongly urges Congress not to miss this opportunity. Congress must restore a fair and progressive tax system in order to provide needed revenue and ensure social equity. We urge you to allow tax cuts that benefit only the richest 2 percent to expire on schedule, which would provide nearly $1 trillion.

Post-election sour grapes
Dear Editor: I read Ms. Mahoney’s letter “Trending Toward Socialism” this week, as well as watching the Republicans go through the 5 stages of grief following their defeat. The win was especially sweet as Fox had all their viewers convinced Romney was going to run away with it. Perhaps you should have listened to Nate Silver; his polling all along had Obama winning handily, and even gave the correct percentages. Fox has made a good living telling its viewers what they want to hear, facts don’t seem to matter. It has been quite entertaining watch-

The League also supports an effective estate tax, ending special treatment of capital gains and dividends, and increasing the maximum for social security tax withholding. Securing substantial new revenue from those with the greatest ability to contribute will allow our nation to meet reasonable deficit reduction goals, invest in education and infrastructure and protect the programs that meet basic human needs. Long-term deficit reduction is an important goal, but it is also vital to recognize that deficit spending is appropriate and effective for stimulating the economy during recession, meeting social needs in times of high unemployment, and meeting defense needs in times of national security crises. Over the last several years, and still today, our nation faces these problems. Early deficit reduction must not overtake the need for establishing economic growth and meeting vital needs. The Bowles-Simpson proposal, for example, cuts the deficit well beyond what is needed to stabilize the deficit over the long term. Any budget agreement must protect basic social spending. Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and essential services for low-income people must be maintained. Millions of seniors, children, people with disabilities and others depend on these programs and they should not be cut. Today, more than 20 million people are in need of full-time work, and unemployment continues to hover around 8 percent. With the current state of the economy, our nation must have a truly balanced approach to spending and taxes. The League of Women Voters urges Congress to support a new direction for federal fiscal policy, one that recognizes the importance of a fair tax system, one that provides for social needs, and one that will carefully manage the deficit and the economy. Please take a few minutes to urge Congress to start the year by setting us in the correct direction. Thank you.
Ellen Taylor Vice President of Advocacy

OUR TOWN
Annual interfaith Thanksgiving service comes to Claremont Presbyterian Thanksgiving eve
The Claremont Interfaith Council (CIC) will hold its annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday evening, Thanksgiving eve, November 21 at 7 p.m. at Claremont Presbyterian Church, located at 1111 N. Mountain Ave., in Claremont. The service will feature, as keynote speaker, Ron White, who represents the local branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) on the CIC and is its current President. The evening will also include clergy and lay leaders from other faith communities in the Claremont area, as well as a broad spectrum of music, including contributions from the Claremont High School Concert Chorale and a multi-congregation choir. There will also be contemporary selections included led by local worship music leaders.

“The Wednesday evening service is really becoming a key part of our community’s Thanksgiving experience,” according to Rev. Rocky Supinger, Associate Pastor of the host church. “The interfaith perspective our council brings to the holiday is also very meaningful, especially because it directly speaks to values that make our country great- respect, tolerance and gratitude.” As has become the custom, an offering will be received at the gathering with the full proceeds going to Inland Valley Hope Partners in support of their food security program. For further information, contact the Claremont Presbyterian office at 624-9693.

anything under the tree on Christmas morning. Adopt a Family can be done as a group in your business, congregation or service club or as an individual or school project. For more information or to sign up, call Inland Valley Hope Partners Rochelle Williams at 622-3806, ext. 234 or rochellew@inlandvalleyhopepartners.org.

Baldy View athletes advance to junior olympic state competition
Baldy View Gymnastics will send 9 girls to 2 different state competitions in the coming weeks. Baldy View’s Level 3 team, composed of Amethyst Miller, Edyn Hawke, Lana Galura, and Kinnidi Willmore, will travel to Aliso Viejo on Sunday, November 11. In addition, Baldy View’s Level 4 athletes Cailin Lorek and Ruby Berke, and Level 5 athletes Faith Pohl, Melanie Matthews and Kayleigh Pherigo will all compete at the Junior Olympic State Competition in San Diego from November 16-18.

Adopt-a-family this holiday season
Give children hope this holiday season through Inland Valley Hope Partner’s Adopt a Family campaign. IVHP has already had over 125 requests from families to be “adopted” this holiday season. Through the campaign, volunteers will be “Santa” to children in the local community that otherwise might not have

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Phyllis Gambill
Wife, mother, grandmother, volunteer, friend
Phyllis Burnette Gambill, a longtime Claremonter, died peacefully in her sleep on September 9, 2012 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 75 and lived the last 2 years and 9 months of her life in the health center at Mt. San Antonio Gardens. A native Californian, Mrs. Gambill was born on April 4, 1937 in Carmel to Mary and Gabriel Burnette and attended local schools there, graduating from Santa Catalina High School. She then entered Scripps College and, 56 years ago in her sophomore year, met her future husband, Denny Gambill, at Scripps College. After she graduated from Scripps, they were married in Carmel. With 2 daughters, the family moved to Claremont in 1966 and built a home on a lot purchased from Mary and Roger Wheeler. Mrs. Gambill began volunteering in her daughters’ activities such as Brownies and at Foothill Country Day School, where she became president of the Mothers’ Club and a board member. She also was a member of the Curtain Raisers of the Claremont Colleges and a life member of the Scripps College Fine Arts Foundation. Along with keeping busy, Mrs. Gambill kept fit, playing tennis twice a week at the Claremont Club with Molly Cheverton, her tennis partner for 18 years. With their daughters married and raising their own children, Mr. and Mrs. Gambill moved to Carmel-by-theSea in 1995, where she became involved in local politics. She was on the mayor’s advisory committee and chaired 2 active city commissions. She also became involved in a knitting group that made soft caps for chemo patients in a cancer center, and some years she knitted over 100 caps. Each year, she gathered her family together for Thanksgiving and the taking of a family picture for a Christmas card. No one ate until Grammy had a picture she liked. In 2006, the Gambills moved back to Claremont to Mt. San Antonio Gardens, where Mrs. Gambill co-chaired the

OBITUARIES
ences and spoke at them. AA is an anonymous program, but Mrs. Gambill’s friends knew of her involvement, and she became increasingly active in showing how an involved and well-liked Claremont resident could be a sober alcoholic by working the AA program on a daily basis. Mrs. Gambill was preceded in death by her daughter Peggy Sturgis in 2010. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Denny Gambill; by her daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Robert Fakinos, and their daughters, Alex and Anna; and by her son-in-law, Steve Sturgis, and his children, Sarah, Matt and Michael Sturgis and Brittany Vojak. Mrs. Gambill did not want a memorial service, but she did love a party. Therefore, her family is hosting a party for her friends and for friends of the family on Sunday, November 25 between 2 and 5 p.m. in the Hampton Room on the second floor of Malott Commons on the Scripps College campus. Guests may enter on the Northeast corner of 9th Street and Columbia Avenue. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Mrs. Gambill’s memory to the Scripps College Alumnae Office, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont CA 91711, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Hospitality Committee, wrote for the monthly newsletter, swam with the Aqua Fits and continued the Thanksgiving tradition. In 1982, Mrs. Gambill began her involvement in Alcoholics Anonymous and was presented with her 30-year chip this past March. Until the Alzheimer’s ended her involvement in the program, she sponsored many women in this area and on the Monterey Peninsula, where she helped expand an AA weekly meeting to a daily meeting. She worked on AA confer-

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Building Bridges
Pomona College aims high as historic auditorium’s prospects rise

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here was jubilation among a small cadre of representatives from Pomona College and the community who gathered Sunday at Walter’s Restaurant for wine, hors d’oeuvres and a screening of the latest episode of VH1’s Storytellers.
The featured artist, Taylor Swift, whose album “Red” currently graces the top spot in the US charts, comported herself beautifully during the filming, but that wasn’t the primary source of excitement. It was the venue. Thanks to the efforts of Harvey Mudd students, who won a national contest to host the taping, the special was recorded at Pomona College’s Bridges Auditorium. With colored lights bathing the 22,000-squarefoot ceiling, famously embellished with a gold and silver leaf rendering of the Zodiac, the 2500-seat theater has never looked better. For Bridges manager Sharon Kuhn and production manager Kurt Beardsley, it was a bit like seeing your daughter coming down the stairs in a prom dress. “They took what we had already, this beautiful ceiling, and just highlighted it. Everything was glowing,” Ms. Kuhn said. After the taping, a member of the VH1 production staff noted the significance of Bridges’ prominent placement, according to Mr. Beardsley. “They said, ‘After tonight, 100,000 people are going to know your building.’” A little less than a week since the debut of Storytellers—a half-concert, half-confessional program where superstars share the inspiration behind their songs—there have already been some calls from people interested in the venue. VH1, in particular, has ex-

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COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff The foyer of Bridges Auditorium shows some of the fine artwork on display in the historic building. The total cost of construction was $600,000.

pressed a desire to use Bridges Auditorium again. It’s a pleasing development for the Bridges team, which has set its sights on attracting more nationallyand internationally-known presenters and performers. It hasn’t always been easy. Bridges, one of the largest college venues in southern California, has until recently been in a state of benign neglect. For the 16 years Ms. Kuhn and Mr. Beardsley have run the auditorium, they have been the only full-time employees. They have worked with a non-existent budget, using rental fees to keep the lights on and the venue running. To put the feat in perspective, most college performing arts spaces of similar size are run by a staff of at least 40, and have a base budget of at least $1 million. Predictably, the theater has racked up a list of needed repairs and renovations, beginning with an up-

date of the 81-year-old wiring, an aging sound system and dimmers dating from the 1970s. About 15 years ago, the level of support for Bridges from Pomona College reached its nadir. With the administration unable or unwilling to allocate resources to the storied theater, Pomona sold Bridges Auditorium to the Claremont Colleges Consortium for a nominal $1. Considering the scarcity of resources, the roster of top-caliber performers to hit the Bridges stage in recent years is pretty impressive. In 2011, for instance, the venue played host to Bill Gates, LMFAO and comedian Aziz Anzari. Building the next stage Ms. Kuhn and Mr. Beardsley hope to do even better, however, with the institution of a regular season packed with headline-grabbing visitors. And for the
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first time in years, they have the firm backing of Pomona College administration. Pomona College President David Oxtoby, who in 2003 became the college’s 9th president, has emphasized the importance of the arts throughout his tenure. In 2010, as part of his Daring Minds campaign, Mr. Oxtoby pledged that Pomona College would redouble its efforts towards supporting the arts. With this in mind, the college has made plans for a new studio arts building, which will serve as headquarters for faculty and students working in the visual arts. The building, which will be 36,000-square feet and employ environmentally sustainable design, will be located just north of Seaver Theatre, across the way from Bridges Auditorium. The groundbreaking for the project is slated for next fall. The Bridges team has also begun to feel the effects of Dr. Oxtoby’s arts emphasis. It started with a $1 investment. With that nominal fee, Pomona College re-acquired Bridges Auditorium 3 years ago. “I’m thrilled,” Mr. Beardsley said of Bridges’ return to Pomona College. The next boon for Bridges was the addition of Christopher Waugh, associate dean of students and director of student activities, to the Pomona College administration in July 2011.

COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff Bridges Auditorium, with its domed ceiling and mosaic mural, is as grand today as it was on opening day in 1932. The theater is going through some changes with a renewed push to make the venue a stopping point for nationally-known musical acts and speakers.

To some, Dr. Waugh’s purview at the college may seem a bit daunting. Among his many duties, he oversees Pomona College’s Smith Campus Center, the campus radio station KSPC 88.7 FM, the Outdoor Education Center and Bridges Auditorium. Rather than being overwhelmed, however, he says he is invigorated by the prospect of helping Bridges thrive. There was quite a bit of wow factor when Mr. Waugh, who hails from Lake

Forrest College in Chicago, first laid eyes on the auditorium. “It’s absolutely stunning. It’s one of the most beautiful buildings I’ve seen, both on the outside and the inside,” he said.

In Mr. Waugh’s brief time at Pomona, Bridges has received some much-needed updates, including environmentally-friendly LEED stage lights and an investment in ticket-purchasing software. Pomona’s administration has finished its benchmark study of how other college venues are resourced. “The college is absolutely looking at ways we can create a sustainable staffing pattern for the space,” Mr. Waugh said. “In the past, Pomona was about bringing world-class leaders, speakers and artists to the colleges and to the surrounding colleges and community. We’re interested in bringing back the classic Bridges.” It’s great news for Ms. Kuhn and Mr. Beardsley, who are hoping that, with a little help, they can implement their plan for a regular season. An ideal season, they say, would feature 2 anchor performances by world-renowned musicians. With these put in place, the season could be supplemented by other concerts booked on a more spur-of-themoment basis. A dream season for Bridges would also include, among other offerings, a production or 2 of a
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ne of Pomona College’s greatest treasures stems from a family tragedy. The building was given to the school by the Shaw family in remembrance of their daughter Mabel, who died in 1907 at the age of 22 while attending Pomona College.
The family put up $600,000 for the building, an amount that went a long way. Built in 1931, the venue featured 2500 seats, with an aim of being able to seat the entire population of Claremont if occasion demanded. William Templeton Johnson was enlisted as architect. He visited concert houses throughout Europe before coming up with a design paying homage to Northern Italian Renaissance architecture. Giovanni Smeraldi—known for his work at the Vatican, the White House, the Biltmore in Los Angeles and New York’s Grand Central Station— was hired to paint the 22,000-square-foot vaulted ceiling. Anyone who has been inside Bridges can see that Mr. Smeraldi chose to depict the signs of the Zodiac stretching across the milky way, featuring a heavenly color scheme of blue, silver and gold. The ceiling, which rises 55 feet above the floor and covers a 120-foot span, includes Aries the Ram, Taurus the bull, Gemini the twins, Cancer the crab, and Pisces the fish, among others. Rumor has it that the ceiling is meant to represent what the night sky looks like when Scorpio, which was Mabel’s astrological sun-sign, is rising, according to Bridges event manager Sharon Kuhn. Whether or not there is a hidden meaning, the mural on Bridges’ ceiling is known for being lovely in indirect light, and was also showed to awe-striking effect when it was professionally lit for a recent taping of VH1 Storytellers starring Taylor Swift. Hundreds of schoolchildren come through Bridges Auditorium each year for performances by the Inland Pacific Ballet, Claremont High School thespians and other youth-centered production companies. It’s always a treat to see the youngsters’ reaction to the venue, Ms. Kuhn noted. “When the kids come to the door, the first thing they see is the lobby and they go, ‘Whoa!,’” she said. “Then they see the ceiling and they’re absolutely amazed. They’re walking into each other.”
—Sarah Torribio storribio@claremont-courier.com

The grand foyer of Bridges Auditorium is an impressive sight and has been well-preserved over the theaterʼs 80-year history.

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nationally-touring theater act and a movie screening— for instance, a cult-classic double header of Ed Wood’s campy ‘50s sci-fi films. The latter idea was inaugurated this year with a Halloween screening of the classic silent horror film Noferatu, accompanied by the music of Hobo Jazz. According to all concerned, no matter how big the schedule gets, the Pomona College venue will continue to host shows put on by local schools and theater companies, productions by the Inland Pacific Ballet and free lecture series open to the public. Mr. Waugh also says he hopes to connect with Claremont Colleges faculty further, using their network and areas of expertise to bring more thought leaders to the campus,“world-class folks who are at the vanguard of their disciplines.” As the college moves forward, assessing needs and goal for Bridges, Mr. Waugh said he feels fortunate to have Ms. Kuhn and Mr. Beardsley in place. “It’s a wonderful staff and, while I technically serve as the official director of Bridges, the day-to-day work is clearly done by Sharon and Kurt,” he said. “My role is to provide leadership and oversight in helping them do what they are experts at—to advocate for resources and to give them latitude to do the good work they do.” Ms. Kuhn and Mr. Beardsley’ recent work has netted the college a varied and exciting roster of shows in the coming weeks. The youth-centered Theatre Experience of Southern California (Tesocal) will present “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” on November 17 and “A Christmas Carol” on December 18 and 19; British comedian/writer Eddie Izzard will take the stage on December 2; and the Inland Pacific Ballet will present its annual production of The Nutcracker on December 15 through December 23 and perform its Cinderella on April 20 through 21.

For a comprehensive list of some of the notable people to have graced Bridges Auditorium and for a touch of ghostly history, visit www.claremont-courier.com

Bridges Auditorium manager Sharon Kuhn and production manager Kurt Beardsley have been working together for many years at the storied Claremont venue. They plan to enhance the entertainment offerings at Bridges with the goal of making it self sustainable.

And, as the piece de resistance for a season reflecting increasing variety and prestige, the “Red-Headed Stranger,” country singer Willie Nelson, hits Bridges Auditorium on February 28. For more information, visit the Bridges Auditorium website at www.pomona.edu/administration/bridgesauditorium.
—Sarah Torribio storribio@claremont-courier.com The 22,000-square-foot mural on the ceiling of Bridges Auditorium is the creation of artist Giovanni Smeraldi and depicts the signs of the Zodiac.

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Cross-country teams prepare for big meet Saturday
Claremont’s cross-country teams finished strong at the Mt. SAC CIF-SS Preliminaries in the 2.93-mile races. The girls team finished in 4th place in their Division 2 heat after running the fastest CHS time in history at Mt. SAC races, and the boys came in a solid 5th place. Finals are on Saturday morning at the same location. Webb’s boys cross-country team advanced to the regional finals after a 4th place finished last Saturday at Mt. SAC. The Division 5 finals will take place at Mt. SAC again this Saturday morning, as the Gauls are becoming familiar with this particular course. A top 7 finish this weekend will push Webb to the State Meet in Fresno next weekend.

Photo courtesy of Carlos Conejo The Foothill Storm Under-14 girls soccer club were crowned league champs in Coast Soccer Leagueʼs Gold division this season.

Club soccer team shows ongoing success with strong season
The Foothill Storm Under-14 girls club soccer team finished their season atop the Gold League standings this year. Coached by Carlos Conejo and Aron Weaver for the last 5 years, the Storm featured a fluid style of play this season due to their years of playing together.

Coach Weaver said, “Though they are not the biggest or fastest, our team ended each game with around 70 percent of the possession and were able to eke out victories from tight games all year.” Fueled by breakout striker Sheridan Lanz’s 21 regular season goals and the silky passing skills of midfielders Maya Conejo and Katie Weaver, the Storm finished the season in the Elite 8 of the 132-team

League Cup before succumbing to a top-seeded team. Goalkeeper Cady Giles and a top ranked defense ensured every game was close, while central midfielder Cayla Barnes used her physicality to win possession. Coach Conejo added, “It’s been great watching these girls play together since their first success at the AYSO Select level years ago.” The Storm are based out of Claremont, and cruised to the top of their 8-team bracket for their first championship while posting a record of 9 wins, 3 losses and 2 ties. In the last 3 years, the Storm went from Bronze League to Silver Elite to Gold, and will be bumped up again to the Premier division next year. The Storm set a precedent this season by beating the vaunted Redlands Los Gauchos 2-0, after being winless to them in previous meetings. The next step for most of these young ladies is to bolster Claremont High School’s varsity and JV soccer teams in 2013, as all but 2 members of the team are currently in 8th grade. This winter, look for freshman Raven Wilbur to turn a few heads for the Pack.
—Chris Oakley sports@claremont-courier.com

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2012210695 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as POMONA PRESS, 850 Hood Dr., Claremont, CA 91711. Claudia Pearce, 850 Hood Dr., Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Claudia Pearce This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 10/22/12. 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: October 27, November 3, 10 and 17, 2012. T.S. No.: 1205675CA Loan No.: 0508050321 A.P.N.: 8713-022-043 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/10/1998. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the notes(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: John Tu and Annie Tu, Husband and Wife Duly Appointed Trustee: Seaside Trustee, Inc. Recorded 06/18/1998 as Instrument No. 98 1031490 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California. Date of Sale: 11/26/2012 at 09:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $487,362.99 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 2831 Bentley Way Diamond Bar, CA 91765-3662 A.P.N.: 8713-022-043 As required by California Civil Code Section 2923.5, the current beneficiary has declared to Seaside Trustee Inc, the original trustee, the duly appointed substituted trustee, or acting as agent for the trustee, that the requirements of said section have been met by one or more of the following: 1. Borrower was contacted to assess their financial situation and to explore the options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure 2. The borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary or authorized agent 3. Due diligence to contact the borrower was made as required by said Section 2923.5. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder al the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. 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time and dale for the sale of this property, you may call 800-50-SALES Sale line or visit this Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com using the file number assigned to this case 1205675CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 10/23/2012 Seaside Trustee, Inc. Trustee Sales Information: 800-50-SALES www.priorityposting.com Seaside Trustee Inc. P.O. Box 2676 Ventura, Ca. 93014 Carlos M. Olmos, Office Clerk P997446 11/3, 11/10, 11/17/2012 APN: 8292-013-158 TS No: CA05001515-12-1 TO No: 5909060 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED May 15, 2009. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On December 6, 2012 at 09:00 AM, Vineyard Ballroom at Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on May 29, 2009 as Instrument No. 20090799372 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by PATRICIA A. SLAJER, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN., as Trustor(s), in favor of STRATIS FINANCIAL CORP. as Lender and MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as nominee for Lender, its successors and/or assigns, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2331 CANYON PARK DR, DIAMOND BAR, CA 91765 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $184,277.69 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder`s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Auction.com at 800.280.2832 for information regarding the Trustee's Sale or visit the Internet Web site address on the previous page for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA05001515-12-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATE: 11/6/2012 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA05001515-12-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Stephanie Hoy, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.Auction.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL AUCTION.COM AT 800.280.2832 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P1000362 11/10, 11/17, 11/21/2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO ORDER FOR PUBLICATION OF SUMMONS OR CITATION Case Number: CIVRS1202404 PLANTIFF (S)/PETITIONER(S): J.A. CARR vs. DEFENDANT(S)/RESPONDENT(S): THOMAS REES, et al. Upon reading and filing evidence consisting of a declaration as provided in Section 415.50 CCP by Douglas Sloan, and it satisfactorily appearing therefrom that the defendant, respondent, or citee HAROLD L. REES, cannot be served with reasonable diligence in any other manner specified in Article 3, Chapter 4, Title 5 of the Code of Civil Procedure, and it also appearing from the verified complaint or petition that a good cause of action exists in this action in favor of the plaintiff, petitioner, or citee therein and against the defendant respondent, or citee and that the said defendant, respondent, or cited is a necessary and proper party to the action or that the party to be served has or claims an interest in, real or personal property in this state that is subject to the Court or the relief demanded in the action consists wholly or in part in excluding such part from any interest in such property: NOW, on motion of Mitchel J. Ezer Attorney for the Plaintiff(s), Petitioner(s), or contestant(s), IT IS ORDERED that the service of said summons or citation in this action be made upon said defendant, respondent, or citee by publication thereof in CLAREMONT COURIER a newspaper of general circulation published at Claremont, California, hereby designated as the newspaper most likely to give notice to said defendant; that said publication be made at least once a week for four successive weeks. IT IS FUTHER ORDERED that a copy of said summons or citation and of said complaint or petition in this action be forthwith deposited in the United States Post Office, post-paid, directed to said defendant, respondent, or citee if his address is ascertained before expiration of the time prescribed for the publication of this summons or citation and declaration of this mailing or of the fact tat the address was not ascertained be filed at the expiration of the time prescribed for the publication. /s/ GILBERT G. OCHOA, Judge Dated: September 10, 2012 Filed: Superior Court, County of San Bernardino Rancho Cucamonga District 8303 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 /s/ Jeanne Zour, Deputy Dated: September 10, 2012 Attorney For: John Carr Mitchel J. Ezer SBN: 30100 LAW OFFICE MITCHEL J. EZER 1153 Lachman Lane Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 Ph.: 310-347-4608 Publish: October 27, November 3, 10 and 17, 2012 Trustee Sale No. 257620CA Loan No. 3014955052 Title Order No. 1109656 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/29/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12/3/2012 at 09:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 12/11/2007, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20072712838, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: KIM L SAN JOSE, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance

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and other charges: $633,204.16 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 955 NORTH DEL SOL LANE , DIAMOND BAR, CA 91765 APN Number: 8706-005-034 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 11/7/2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee Brenda Batten, Assistant Secretary California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. For Sales Information: www.lpsasap.com or 1-714-730-2727 www.priorityposting.com or 1-714-573-1965 www.auction.com or 1-800-280-2832 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales & Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for “Advanced Search” to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1-800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. P997050 11/10, 11/17, 11/21/2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO ORDER FOR PUBLICATION OF SUMMONS OR CITATION Case Number: CIVRS1202404 PLANTIFF (S)/PETITIONER(S): J.A. CARR vs. DEFENDANT(S)/RESPONDENT(S): THOMAS REES, et al. Upon reading and filing evidence consisting of a declaration as provided in Section 415.50 CCP by Douglas Sloan, and it satisfactorily appearing therefrom that the defendant, respondent, or citee CATHERINE F. REES, cannot be served with reasonable diligence in any other manner specified in Article 3, Chapter 4, Title 5 of the Code of Civil Procedure, and it also appearing from the verified complaint or petition that a good cause of action exists in this action in favor of the plaintiff, petitioner, or citee therein and against the defendant respondent, or citee and that the said defendant, respondent, or cited is a necessary and proper party to the action or that the party to be served has or claims an interest in, real or personal property in this state that is subject to the Court or the relief demanded in the action consists wholly or in part in excluding such part from any interest in such property: NOW, on motion of Mitchel J. Ezer Attorney for the Plaintiff(s), Petitioner(s), or contestant(s), IT IS ORDERED that the service of said summons or citation in this action be made upon said defendant, respondent, or citee by publication thereof in CLAREMONT COURIER a newspaper of general circulation published at Claremont, California, hereby designated as the newspaper most likely to give notice to said defendant; that said publication be made at least once a week for four successive weeks. IT IS FUTHER ORDERED that a copy of said summons or citation and of said complaint or petition in this action be forthwith deposited in the United States Post Office, post-paid, directed to said defendant, respondent, or citee if his address is ascertained before expiration of the time prescribed for the publication of this summons or ci-

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tation and declaration of this mailing or of the fact tat the address was not ascertained be filed at the expiration of the time prescribed for the publication. /s/ GILBERT G. OCHOA, Judge Dated: September 10, 2012 Filed: Superior Court, County of San Bernardino Rancho Cucamonga District 8303 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 /s/ Jeanne Zour, Deputy Dated: September 10, 2012 Attorney For: John Carr Mitchel J. Ezer SBN: 30100 LAW OFFICE MITCHEL J. EZER 1153 Lachman Lane Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 Ph.: 310-347-4608 Publish: October 27, November 3, 10 and 17, 2012. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING / PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Oversight Board (to the Successor Agency to the dissolved Claremont Redevelopment Agency) will hold a PUBLIC HEARING/PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION TO CONSIDER the due diligence review relating to the former Redevelopment Agency’s non- housing funds. The public comment session will be held on November 26, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the Citrus Room, City Hall, 207 Harvard Avenue, Claremont, at which time all interested persons are invited to appear and be heard. For further information regarding the matter, contact Colin Tudor, Assistant City Manager. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in the city meeting, please contact the Claremont City Clerk at 909-399-5461 “VOICE” OR 1-800-735-2929 “TT/TTY”. Notification of three (3) working days prior to the meeting or time when special services are needed will assist the City staff in assuring that reasonable arrangements can be made to provide access to the meeting. LYNNE FRYMAN CITY CLERK Publish: November 17, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the Municipal Code of the City of Claremont, that the City Council will consider a proposed Historical Property Agreement (Mills Act) for 456 West Tenth Street (File #12-MA01). The hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, commencing at 6:30 p.m., in the City Council Chamber, located at 225 W. Second Street. At this time, all interested persons are invited to appear and be heard. The proposed Historical Property (Mills Act) Agreement is between the City of Claremont and the owners (Scott Glovsky and Mariana Zalba) of the historical property located at 456 West Tenth Street. If approved, the agreement will ensure the long-term preservation of the characterdefining features of the property and provide a tax reduction to the property owner. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that pursuant to the Claremont’s Local Guidelines for Implementing the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”), historical property agreements are exempt (Section 3.03.B.16). In addition, the proposed scheduled improvements within the contract are categorically exempt from CEQA pursuant to Section 15331 in that these improvements are for the restoration/rehabilitation of a historical resource. Therefore, no further environmental review is necessary. Copies of the proposed agreement are available at the Planning Division, Claremont City Hall, 207 Harvard Avenue, Monday through Thursday, from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. For more information on the proposal, please contact Assistant Planner Joanne Hwang, at (909) 399-5353, or send written comments to P.O. Box 880, Claremont, CA 91711-0880. Finally, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in a City meeting should contact the City Clerk at 909/399 5461 “VOICE” or 1-800/735-2929 “TT/TTY” at least three working days prior to the meeting, if possible. CITY CLERK CITY OF CLAREMONT Publish: November 17, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2012 207864 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CLAREMONT KICKBACK TRAFFIC SCHOOL, 480 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Ste. 1A, Claremont, CA 91711. Joanne Dinsmore, 1395 S. Vallejo Way, Upland, CA 91786. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Joanne Dinsmore This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 10/18/12. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: October 27, November 3, 10 and 17, 2012.

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: RICHARD WILSON CAIN CASE NO. KP015014 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of RICHARD WILSON CAIN. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by JODY CAIN BELL AND PAUL CAIN in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that JODY CAIN BELL AND PAUL CAIN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 12/13/12 at 8:30AM in Dept. A located at 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court

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before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner M. DANIEL SAYLOR - SBN 94454 ATTORNEY AT LAW 223 W FOOTHILL BLVD 2ND FLR CLAREMONT CA 91711-2757 11/10, 11/14, 11/17/12 CNS-2405561# CLAREMONT COURIER NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE APN: 8367009-009 TS No: CA09002041-10-1 TO No: 4640890 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED February 9, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On December 6, 2012 at 09:00 AM, Vineyard Ballroom at Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on February 21, 2006 as Instrument No. 06 0377785 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by NICOLAS PEYRONNEAU AND YAWEN YU, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor(s), in favor of WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 722 RICHBROOK DRIVE, 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 without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $426,351.08 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a

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state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder`s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court,

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pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Auction.com at 800.280.2832 for information regarding the Trustee's Sale or visit the Internet Web site address on the previous page for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA09002041-10-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: November 2, 2012 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA09002041-10-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Lupe Tabita, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT www.Auction.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AUCTION.COM at 800.280.2832 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. To the extent your original obligation was discharged, or is subject to an automatic stay of bankruptcy under Title 11 of the United States Code, this notice is for compliance and/or informational purposes only and does not constitute an attempt to collect a debt or to impose personal liability for such obligation. However, a secured party retains rights under its security instrument, including the right to foreclose its lien. A-4324267 11/10/2012, 11/17/2012, 11/21/2012

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RENTALS
Apartments for Rent
CLAREMONT: Cute and cozy one bedroom with garage, in courtyard setting. One block from Village. $925. Ben, 323810-8900.

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REAL ESTATE
Condo for Sale
LUXURY oceanfront condos. Two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms were $850k, now $399,900. Resort, spa, restaurant, golf, marina. 1-888-996-2746 x5464. www.MarinSemiahmoo.com. (Cal-SCAN)

MARKETPLACE
Announcements
THE business that considers itself immune to advertising, finds itself immune to business. Reach Californians with a classified in almost every county! Over 270 newspapers! Combo: California daily and weekly networks. Free brochures. 916-288-6019 or elizabeth@cnpa.com. (CalSCAN)

BULLETINS
Hotlines
PROJECT Sister Sexual Assault Crisis Prevention Services. If you have been sexually assaulted or victimized by child sexual abuse and need help for yourself or your children, call the 24 hotline 626-HELP (4357).

MARKETPLACE
It's a Zoe TeBeau Estate Sale in Claremont
749 E. Miramar Avenue Claremont, CA 91711 Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 16-18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Beautiful home with lovely furnishings, antiques and decorative accessories. Chickering Grand Piano, great lighting, mirrors, water and snow skiing equipment, bikes and other sporting goods. Lovely ladies clothing, accessories and shoes! Costume and fine jewelry. Record albums, Bose and surround systems, O and HO gauge Lionel Train sets. A LGB train set with comprehensive rolling stock and buildings. Books, Bang Olfson woodworking tools, patio furniture, plants, etc. This home is 5000 sq. ft. with a 3 car garage. Every room is full and so is the garage. You will have so much fun. Bring your own bags and I will have the paper. This is the home to do your holiday shopping for gifts and decor.

Land for Sale
TEXAS hill country land bargain! 8.4 acres, just $99,990. Huge live oak trees, 30 mile views, in the heart of Texas wine country. Close to medical. Low taxes (ag exempt). Utilities included. Buy nowbuild later. Lowest financing in history! Call now, 1-800511-2430x440. (Cal-SCAN)

Business
AT&T U-Verse for just $29 a month. Bundle and save with AT&T internet, phone and TV and get a free prepaid Visa card (select plans)! Hurry, call now! 800-319-3280. (CalSCAN) SAVE on cable TV, internet and digital phone. Packages start at $89.99 a month (for 12 months). Options from all major service providers. Call Aceller today to learn more! Call 1-888-897-7650. (CalSCAN) DIRECTV for $29.99 monthly for 24 months. Over 140 channels. Free HD-DVR upgrade! Free NFL Sunday ticket with choice package! Call today for details, 1-888721-2794. (Cal-SCAN) DIRECTV ultimate bundle! TV, hi-speed internet plus phone all for $29.99 a month. Lock in savings for 2 years on our best packages! Call today for details, 1-888-716-9210. (Cal-SCAN) MY computer works. Computer problems? Viruses, spyware, email, printer issues, bad internet connections- fix it now! Professional, U.S. based technicians. $25 off service. Call for immediate help. 1-888-8650271. (Cal-SCAN)

Antiques
A BARN and house full of antiques, furniture and smalls. Refinishing too! 593-1846. Kensoldenoddities.com. La Verne. AMERICAN and European antiques, furnishings, home and garden decor. New shipment weekly! The Ivy House. 212 W. Foothill Blvd. 621-6628.

BULLETINS
Health
ATTENTION Sleep Apnea sufferers with Medicare. Get free CPAP replacement supplies at no cost, plus free home delivery! Prevents red skin, sores and bacterial infection! Call 888-699-7660. (Cal-SCAN) DO you know your testosterone levels? Call 888-904-2372 and ask about our test kits and get a free trial of Progene, an all natural testosterone supplement. (Cal-SCAN) MEDICAL alert for seniors. 24/7 monitoring. Free equipment. Free shipping. Nationwide service. $29.95 monthly. Call Medical Guardian today, 866-944-5935. (Cal-SCAN) OVER 30 million women suffer from hair loss! Do you? If so, we have a solution! Call Keranique to find out more, 888-690-0395. (Cal-SCAN) ATTENTION diabetics with Medicare. Get a free talking meter and diabetic testing supplies at no cost. Free home delivery! Eliminate painful finger pricking! Call 888-781-9376. (Cal-SCAN) CANADA drug center is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90 percent off all your medication needs. Call today, 1-866-723-7089, for $10 off your first prescription and free shipping. (Cal-SCAN)

ANIMALS
Animal Shelters
Inland Valley Humane Society 623-9777 Upland Animal Shelter 931-4185 H.O.P.E Upland 1800-811-4285 West End Animal Shelter 947-3517

Condo for Rent
VILLAGE West. Upscale 2 bedroom loft, with private elevator. Walk to restaurants. $2375 monthly. 455-5831. QUAIL Creek. One bedroom. Furnished or unfurnished. Garage, storage, pool, spa, tennis, security gated. No smoking. Credit check. $1050. 951-741-5032.

EMPLOYMENT
Help Wanted
DRIVERS: 3 cents enhanced quarterly bonus. Get paid any portion you qualify for: safety, production, MPG, CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. www.driveknight.com. 800-414-9569. (Cal-SCAN) TOP pay for limited experience! 34 cpm for one month. OTR experience. Plus benefits, new equipment, and 401K. www.ad-drivers.com. 1-877258-8782. (Cal-SCAN) DRIVERS: Only 6 months experience needed. Pets welcome. $250 orientation pay! Up to 38 CPM. O/Oi’s, leasepurchase drivers also needed. CDL-A. OTR 48 states. 888476-1514. (Cal-SCAN)

Donations
DONATE your car, truck or boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 day vacation, tax deductible, free towing, all paperwork taken care of. 888-902-6851. (Cal-SCAN)

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

House for Rent
CLAREMONT house for rent. Three bedrooms, one bathroom. $1390 monthly. xikirus@yahoo.com. MT BALDY cabin on Chapman Ranch. Two bedrooms, one bathroom. Forced air heating. No pets or smoking. $1200 monthly. Security deposit. 982-3404. TWO bedrooms, one bathroom. Fireplace, stove, refrigerator, washer and dryer. $1500 monthly. 543-9292. THREE bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms. Laminate flooring, 2 car garage. Water, trash, gardener included. $1900 monthly. WSPM, 621-5941. THREE bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms, with 1818 sq. ft., fireplace, 2 car garage. Includes water, trash and gardener. $2000 monthly. WSPM, 6215941.

Found Pet
FOUND: Small white male Terrier mix with no collar. Found on Arrow Highway and Cambridge Ave., on Saturday, November 3. 6242671.

For Sale
HIGH speed internet everywhere by satellite! Speeds up to 12 mbps! 200 times faster than dial up. Starting at $49.95 a month. Call now and go fast! 888-718-6268. (Cal-SCAN)

Free Animal
FREE to a good home, 2 female cats. Three years old, fixed with shots. One Siamese and one Tabby. Would like to keep them together if possible. Call 6213435.

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

BULLETINS
Education
ATTEND college online from home. Medical, business, criminal justice and hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computers available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. www.CenturaOnline.com or call 888-210-5162. (Cal-SCAN) MEDICAL billing trainees needed! Train to become a medical office assistant! No experience needed. Online training gets you job ready as soon as possible! High school diploma/GED and PC/internet needed. 1-888-407-7063. (Cal-SCAN)

BULLETINS
Hotlines
NAMI HELPLINE National Alliance on Mental Illness, Pomona Valley Chapter, provides information and referral in a supportive spirit. Call any day or time. 399-0305. HOUSE of Ruth Domestic Violence Services. If you have been abused or beaten by your intimate partner and need help for yourself or your children, please call our 24 hour hotline, 988-5559.

Lost Pet
MISSING: Long haired, grey, black and white Maine Coon cat. Wearing a black collar with a studded bow tie. No tags but he does have a micro chip. Missing since November 4. Lives near Memorial Park. Please call 6214948.

Personals
MEET singles right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it for free. Call now, 1-888-8663166. (Cal-SCAN)

Studio for Rent
NEAR Claremont Village. 250 sq. ft. studio. Garage. Recently remodeled. Nice and clean. $750 monthly. 714715-5901.

Bear Sightings
REPORT local bear sightings! Contact Jessica at classified@claremont-cou rier.com or 621-4761.

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

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

Contractor
ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Veteran New and repairs.

Electrician
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.

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

Handyman

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

Aikido

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

Gardening
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. 909-981-4184.

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

ALL your home remodeling and repair needs. Quality work for unbeatable pricing. 909-912-5983.

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

END of year special. Aikido classes, twice weekly, $80 monthly. Daily schedule available. Call 624-7770. Www.musubidojo.org.

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 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.

AC/Heating

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.

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

909-599-9530

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

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.

House Cleaning
20 YEARS experience. Free estimates. Excellent references. Tailored to your individual needs. Call Lupe, 525-3273. CAROUSEL Quality Cleaning. Family owned for 20 years. Licensed. Bonded. Senior rates. Trained professional services including: baseboards, ovens, windows. Fire/water damage. Hauling. Move in/out. 10 percent discount to Claremont College staff and faculty. Robyn, 621-3929. CHRISTIAN lady will clean homes, offices, windows. Bonded. Licensed. Excellent references. 21 years. Yolanda, 909-621-2162.

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

951-283-9531

Claremont resident. Lic.860606 Since 1978 Bonded * Insured No job too big or small! Old home rewiring specialist. 24-hour emergency service.

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

Hayden’s Services Inc.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Drywall

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

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

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

Concrete
ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Veteran, Mt. Sac, Cal Poly Stamped, broom, color finishes. Slate, flagstone, planters, walls and walkways. THOR McAndrew Construction. Drywall repair and installation. Interior plaster repair. Free estimates. CA Lic.742776. Please call 909-816-8467. ThorDrywall.com.

909-621-5388

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

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.

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

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

Call 909-599-9530 now Cell 626-428-1691
Claremont area 30 years! Lic.323243 JDC CONCRETE 909-624-9000 Driveways/walkways, block walls, pavers, bricks, stone veneer, concrete staining, drainage. Lic.894245 C8, C29.

Electrician
CALL Lou. Flush lights, service changes, repairs, service calls, outdoor lighting and room additions. Lic.258436. Call 909241-7671, 909-949-8230. SPARKS ELECTRIC Local electrician for all your electrician needs! 626-890-8887 or 909-2512013. Lic.922000

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

909-621-5388

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

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Landscaping

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

Pilates

Pools

Tree Care
TOM Day Tree Service. Fine pruning of all trees since 1974. Free estimate. 909629-6960.

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

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*

Tutoring
YOUR neigborhood classical Pilates studio. 665 E. Foothill Blvd. Unit M., Claremont, Ca 91711. Call for a free demo! 909-730-1033. RE-PLASTER, coping, retile, spa additions, equipment upgrades, pool removal and services. Call 909-477-9777. www.bluestarpoolsca.com. Lic.769739. NEED help applying for college? Hire a college coach. Experienced, M.A.ED, credentialed. Vanessa 909-816-5992. smcveigh07@apu.edu.

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

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

Upholstery

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

Learn Japanese

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

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

STEVE LOPEZ PAINTING
Extensive preparation. Indoor, outdoor, cabinets. Offering odorless green solution. 33-year master. Lic.542552 TAUGHT by Sumi Ohtani at the Claremont Forum in the Packing House. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings, for different levels. Tutoring available. Information: 909626-3066.

Hayden’s Services Inc.

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

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

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.

909-982-8910
* 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.

Please call 909-989-9786.

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

Organization
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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

909-260-4373
www.ThePlumbersConnection.net

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

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

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.

Kristine Parker 909-225-8190
www.organizedbykristine.com

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

Window Washing
NACHOS Window Cleaning. For window washing, call Nacho 909-816-2435. Free estimates, satisfaction guaranteed. Resident of Claremont. EMPIRE Window Cleaning. Over 4000 repeat customers. Serving Claremont/Upland since 1984. 100 percent guaranteed. 909-920-0606.

Pet Sitting
HOMEBODY PROFESSIONAL PET SITTING SERVICE Loving, reliable, pet sitter provides pets daily/overnight, walks, medications. 50 percent off first visit! 909-399-4934
CLAREMONT Village Pet & House Sitting. Sabbatical special! Lisa and Brenda, claremontpets@hotmail.com or 909-518-0600.

Licensed, Bonded.

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

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

Tile

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

DANS GARDENING SERVICE
Sprinklers installed, repaired. Clean-up, hauling. Sod, seed, planting, lighting, drainage. Free written estimates. Insured. References. Since 1977. Lic.508671. Please call 909-989-1515. DLS Landscaping and Design. Specializing in drought tolerant landscaping, drip systems and lighting. Artistic solutions for the future. Over 35 years experience. Call: 909-225-8855, 909-9825965. Lic.585007.

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

Tree Care
BAUER TREE CARE
30 plus years in Claremont. Ornamental pruning specialist of your perennials. 909-624-8238 MGT Professional Tree Care. Providing prompt, dependable service for all your tree care needs. Certified arborist. Matt Gray-Trask. Call 946-7444.

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

Piano Lessons
JENNY Kim, DMA. Piano lessons, experienced all levels. Recordings/biography at www.arabesquerecords.com/ artist/classical_solo/kim/. klavier806@gmail.com. 323810-8808.

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

909-615-4858
Lic.778506

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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.

(909) 626-1261
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OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY
1-4 p.m. 825 N. College Ave., Claremont. Curtis Real Estate. 1-3 p.m. 4633 Williams Ave., La Verne. Curtis Real Estate.

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

Listing Agent: Carol Wiese Charming 2 story Tudor style home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms in 2191 sq. ft. Set back on a spacious 8590 sq. ft. lot, in a prestigious location across from the Claremont Colleges. The deep sloping roof adds a touch of yesteryear to the covered entry and interior rooms. Refinished hardwood floors. Large formal living room features distinctive molding, multiple winNEW LISTING! dows, fireplace and French doors leading to a covered back porch. The formal dining room has large windows and sconce lighting. The library which has French doors and a unique built-in, offers a multitude of functions. Upstairs features a master suite with dual closets, a dressing area, 3 additional bedrooms and a bathroom. Detached garage with new door. The utility basement houses the central furnace, A/C, water heater and could be the wine cellar of your dreams. $729,000. (C825)

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-4 PM

825 N. College Ave., Claremont

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-3 PM

4633 Williams Ave., La Verne
Listing Agent: John Baldwin Drive up Live Oak Canyon Road to this fantastic pool home in a secluded north La Verne neighborhood. This wonderful home has a freshly painted exterior and beautiful laminate flooring throughout. 1944 sq. ft. featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, formal living and dining room as well as a large family room that opens to the kitchen. Back yard has a great covered patio area leading to the sparkling pool, wonderful gardens and spacious grassy area. Large 3 car garage with an abundance of storage. $529,000. (W4633)

NEW LISTING!

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

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

Carol Curtis, Broker

Continuing the family tradition in the Claremont Village since 1947

(909) 626-1261 www.curtisrealestate.com

107 N. Harvard, Claremont CA 91711

M ALKA RINDE REAL ESTATE
1876 Morgan Avenue, Claremont CA 91711

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

MALKA RINDE Broker - Owner

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

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"Best Possible Price Achieved, Every Time!"

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

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

Prudential

GEOFF IS #1 IN CLAREMONT SALES & LISTINGS SINCE 1988

909.621.0500

Geoff@GeoffHamill.com
COMING SOON!

D.R.E. #00997900

COMING SOON:
• Newly Renovated One Story Northeast Claremont $625,000 • One Story Patio Home Above Foothill $250,000

PROMINENT & LEGENDARY ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIC CLAREMONT VILLAGE ESTATE. Presiding on 3 prime city lots on over 2/3 acre, this magnificent Italian Renaissance style home has numerous original embellishments plus extensive recent upgrades inside and out! Main residence features 5 bedrooms plus parlor and den. Separate guest/chauffer's quarters over garage. Custom built circa 1922 by and for the original owner, David Crookshank, a local commercial contractor and important citrus grower. The home was later owned by the Baum family; L. Frank Baum was the author of The Wizard of Oz, his son and family lived in the home for many years. The home features a formal entry hall, grand scale rooms, high ceilings, crown moldings, impressive mahogany woodwork, gleaming hardwood floors, an elevator, numerous built-ins, newer tile roof, retrofitted foundation, copper gutters, plus an attic and basement. Enjoy serenity among gorgeous, lush grounds professionally landscaped and gated for privacy. Also includes patio pavilion, garden labyrinth and topiaries, an impressive Koi pond with waterfall plus ample driveway parking. www.GeoffHamill.com. 909.621.0500. (C1105)

GREYSTONE MANOR — NEWLY BUILT NORTH CLAREMONT ESTATE. $1,498,000. Quality, custom built and architect designed, French style manor. Located in the prestigious Blaisdell Ranch neighborhood near the foothills and wilderness park. Professionally landscaped, approximately 1/2 acre lot on a cul-de-sac street with lush park-like grounds and panoramic mountain views! Newly built in 2005, approximately 5000 sq. ft. This 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom floor plan enjoys high volume ceilings, an impressive staircase in entry foyer plus tasteful neutral décor throughout! Gourmet kitchen with stone counters, high end appliances, center island and a separate butler's pantry. It also features solid hardwood flooring, marble accents, copper clad windows, large walk-in closets and more. Driveway leads to gated porte cochere and approximately 1100 sq. ft. oversized garage. www.GeoffHamill.com. 909.621.0500. (D953)

EXTENSIVELY UPDATED NORTH CLAREMONT SINGLE STORY. $625,000. An absolute must see! Coveted Condit School locale. This home has been maintained and upgraded beautifully, resulting in its wonderful condition today! The home boasts a family and entertaining friendly floor plan with gleaming hardwood floors, quality carpeting and tiled floors. It also includes plantation shutters, dual pane windows, smooth ceilings and lots of natural light! Four bedrooms, 2 updated bathrooms and approximately 2300 sq. ft. Updated kitchen with granite counters and eating area which opens to the family room. Professionally designed, lushly landscaped backyard that is very welcoming and features spacious patio and built-in BBQ areas. Prime locale above Baseline near the Claremont foothills and wilderness trails. Call today for a preview. This home will sell fast! www.GeoffHamill.com. 909.621.0500.

FOR LEASE:
• Upscale Claremont Patio Homes: $2,175 Monthly and $2,450 Monthly

JUST SOLD!

NEW LISTING!

COMING SOON!

SELLERS:
“I have motivated and qualified buyerslooking for a Claremont home”

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

NORTHEAST CLAREMONT CLUB GALERIE HOME. $550,000. Absolutely gorgeous home. Favorite one story Monet Model. Perfectly nestled on a serene cul-de-sac. Quality built by Crowell/Leventhal in 1985. Conveniently located near The Claremont Club, Chaparral Elementary School, a neighborhood park, walking trails and shopping centers. Enjoy high ceilings in the living and dining room, spacious family game room plus cheerful kitchen with granite counters and eating area. Master bedroom with walk-in closet and luxurious spa bath. Extensive dual pane windows and doors plus 2 fireplaces. Custom wood built-ins throughout! Indoor laundry room. Three car garage. Nearly ¼ acre lot with beautiful lush gardens featuring a covered patio, grassy lawn areas plus privacy. www.GeoffHamill.com. 909.621.0500. (T1924)

THE BAUGHMAN ESTATE CLAREMONT VILLAGE SPANISH CLASSIC. $975,000. Newly renovated by Hartman Baldwin Design/Build and SRS Contractors. Unique architectural elements throughout! Four bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Gracious living room with barrel ceilings, spacious formal dining room, gourmet chef's kitchen with high end appliances and family/media room with built-ins. Newly designed and constructed master suite with retreat, double walk-in closets plus lavish bath. Enjoy extensive oak hardwood and tiled flooring. Central air and heat, some copper plumbing and newer electrical. Beautiful garden setting with lush landscaping and multiple patio areas. A rare find and important home built for the original Baughman family in 1928! www.GeoffHamill.com. 909.621.0500.

Please call today for a FREE complimentary market analysis of your property. Thank you!

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

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Expertise in Claremont since 1978 Complete Professional Confidential Service

CLAREMONT VILLAGE

LISTING
(909) 621-3944

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(909) 625-6754 (909) 973-5582
www.bjnichka.com email: bj@bjnichka.com
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Broker Associate
Wheeler Steffen Real Estate, Inc.
An independently owned and operated member of The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

Prudential
D.R.E. #00961915

Northwest La Verne
Standard sale. Great turnkey, single story home in a beautiful neighborhood north of Baseline. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Fresh paint, new carpet, dual-pane windows and a tile roof. Three car garage. Low maintenance backyard with covered patio and view of the mountains. Bonita School District, acclaimed Oak Mesa Elementary. List price $488,000.

Lic.#00837223

Lic.#00667324

LOVELY 2 STORY Prairie style home built in 1906. Right in the heart of the Village, this outstanding classic home is so unique. Formal dining area, living room with a stunning fireplace, family room and 4 bedrooms. Outstanding gourmet kitchen with marble counters and custom appliances. Hardwood floors, updated plumbing and electrical systems plus a very special water heater that gives hot water on demand. Professionally landscaped yard with many fruit trees and mature plants. There are so many upgrades and amenities that you must make an appointment to preview this beautiful home. Offered for sale.
GORDIEN & ASSOCIATES • IN THE VILLAGE • CLAREMONT, CA 91711

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Mason is an excellent realtor. We commend him for his diligence throughout the entire process of selecting and purchasing our new property. We're sure with his thoughtfulness and kindness he will do very well in his chosen field of endeavor.
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To read more of what my clients are saying, please visit MasonProphet.com and click on "Testimonials," or find me on Yelp.com.

Mason Prophet

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

909.447.7708 • Mason@MasonProphet.com

www.MasonProphet.com DRE# 01714034

Change in Publication Schedule
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the COURIER will not be publishing its Saturday, November 24 edition. If you would like to advertise we will be having a large Wednesday, November 21 edition that will include our Holiday Magazine special. The deadline for next Wednesday’s edition will be Monday, November 19 at 3 p.m. Thank you and have a happy holiday!

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

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

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ONE-OF-A-KIND MASTERPIECE
This stately and resplendent property in northeast Claremont gives attention to every detail, it features custom appointments and amenities. Enter through iron and glass doors to find a sweeping staircase and spacious living room with soaring ceilings and an abundance of natural light. The first floor master bedroom is splendid with 2 fireplaces, crystal chandeliers and sconces. Gleaming hardwood floors welcome you into the fabulous great room that includes a gourmet kitchen with 2 islands which overlook the garden of flowering shrubs and roses. The yard boasts a fully-appointed covered patio, outdoor kitchen with granite counters, outdoor fireplace, pool, spa, fire ring and orchard. Two separate garages house 7 vehicles, the home also has solar. $2,498,000. Please call for your appointment to view this exceptional estate, 909-398-1810. (B808)

ROMANTIC WANTED
Step back in time to find a home that represents the quality craftsmanship of a bygone era. Enter through the arched doorway to find understated elegance in the classic turn of the century style. This rare property is immaculate. Hurry to make your appointment as it will not last. $448,500. 909-398-1810. (E1441)

THE RIGHT CHOICE
This charming home is a great value in a wonderful location. Spacious kitchen opens to a nook and family room. The large living room with its cozy fireplace is perfect for those chilly days and is graced by built-in book shelves. Call on this home with a large backyard today. $297,000. 909-398-1810. (P1444)

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Enjoy the Southern California lifestyle to its fullest in this delightful home that has been lovingly cared for and renovated. Fabulous kitchen where the most discerning chef would be impressed! Great room style family room opens to the spacious and private yard, great for outdoor entertaining and frolicking in the pool. $549,900. 909-398-1810. (U1723)

NORTH CLAREMONT LIVING
Entertaining in this home is a delight, with a floor plan that offers plenty of space for you and your guests. Hear the soft laughter of family and friends as they mingle around the warmth of a crackling fire. Large backyard boasts swimming pool and large grassy areas. Don't miss out, call today. $490,000. 909-398-1810. (N2296)

CLAREMONT CONTEMPORARY
Clean lines and bright open spaces connect the outdoors with the indoors of this home behind private gates in the Griswold’s community. Solid wood floors and plantation shutters accent the vaulted ceilings, cheery kitchen and master suite. Private yard offers relaxation in a tranquil environment. $359,000. 909-3981810. (V406)

RIVIERA RESIDENCE
Experience your very own “Under the Tuscan Sun” moments every day as you traverse multiple archways that beckon you to experience spectacular Claremont living. Create feasts in the gourmet kitchen with double islands, Viking appliances and separate caterer’s kitchen. Features include theater, wine cellar, private courtyard, full guest casita and pool pavilion. $2,995,000. 909-398-1810. (S1027)

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