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Nativity scene highlights contemporary issues.
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Dear Editor: A new year and my goal to get in better shape started off by a 5-mile walk around the Claremont Loop. It was beautiful but a bit cool, which my knee did not care for but, just the same, I was going to stick to my guns and complete my walk. The sun dropped behind the hills and it got cooler but my goal was in sight. Proud of myself, in spite of my knee screaming, “Get this over with!,” I completed my goal. Upon exiting the park, I saw 2 police cars. Curious about what was going on, I asked one of the officers and discovered that I and 18 others (that I saw) were getting a $50 ticket for coming out of the Claremont Loop after the sun dropped over the hills. “What?!” That is ridiculous! After sleeping on it, this morning I still think it’s a ridiculous Claremont code and just another cash generator (cash cow) for a mismanaged city. If I were to walk around the city streets all night, there would be no issues. Why is this any different? What’s next, a city-wide curfew? Or maybe homeowners that don’t want anyone walking by their house at night can issue a curfew on that street. These city fathers have set the precedent now. When did Russia take over Claremont?
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Is the PUC doing enough to help control water rates?

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laremont residents have yet to see the bulk of the latest set of water increases pile on top of their water bills, but it won’t stop the increases from trickling in.
While the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) finalizes its decision on Golden State Water Company’s latest controversial appeal for water rate increases, the state regulatory body has directed that the current rates be extended on an interim basis until a final decision is approved. That means the average Claremont residential customer with a 5/8-inch meter will continue to pay $60.98 per month for 9724 gallons of water, and the average customer with a one-inch meter will pay $138.34 per month for 19,448 gallons of water, according to Patrick Scanlon, Golden State Water’s vice president of operations. While rates currently remain the same, should the CPUC grant Golden State Water any portion of their requested rate increase, the company will then be allowed to add a surcharge to customers’ bills in order to make up the amount lost between January 1 and

City to hold annual priorities workshop
The Claremont City Council will hold its annual Priority Workshop on Saturday, January 12 beginning at 8 a.m. The workshop is an open public meeting in the City Council Chamber.  Council will discuss work items and goals for the coming year. The agenda, which is available on the city’s website at www.ci.claremont.ca.us, sets aside time for discussion and questions relating to the review of last year’s priority project list wherein council may opt to discontinue or move forward with projects from 2012. Time to discuss new initiatives being presented is also set aside and council will give direction on which, if any, should be added to the 2013 priority projects list. Adoption of the 2013 council projects list may occur or city staff will be directed to provide additional information for adoption at a future meeting.

the time the final decision is reached. The privately-owned water company approached the CPUC in July 2011 to request a rate increase of more than 24 percent to take effect in 2013 with additional, smaller increases to be added in 2014 and 2015. The appeal was followed by a series of protests from the water company’s customers, many here in Claremont, upset about yet another set of rate increases. After several public hearings held in November 2011 and negotiations the following spring, the CPUC has been charged with deliberating the final rate. A decision was anticipated by the end of 2012 for the rates to take effect as requested on January 1, 2013, however, the CPUC has yet to render any decision on the final rate, according to CPUC spokesperson Andrew Kotch. The current rates, also referred to as interim rates, will remain until a decision is made. Should the CPUC grant Golden State Water any portion of their requested rate increase, the company could add a surcharge to customers’ bills in order to make up the amount lost between January 1 and the time the final decision is reached. While the city of Claremont and the water company remain at odds, as the deciding body that provides the final say in how much California residents pay for their utilities, the CPUC remains a key player in Claremont’s water issue. “The CPUC is terribly important—they are the enablers of these rate increases,” said Claremont resident Marilee Scaff. “They approve or disapprove the rates. If they say yes, we have to pay it. They are the policemen.” The roots of the CPUC, first established in 1911, run nearly as deep as the city of Claremont. Initially dubbed the Railroad Committee, the organization was first implemented to regulate the ever-expanding South Pacific Railroad, whose increasing power was drawing public concern, according to information provided by Mr. Kotch. It had become apparent that the 3-person committee, initially created to manage the railroad company, was being used for the railroad’s advantage. The expanded railroad committee was the solution. The agency’s responsibilities grew with the establishment of the Public Utilities Act the following year, expanding regulatory duties to include natural gas and the electric, telephone and water companies, as well as railroads and marine transportation companies.

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Paul Clanon, executive director Michael Peevey, president Timothy Simon, commissioner Michael Florio, commissioner Catherine Sandoval, commissioner Mark Ferron, commissioner

However, it wasn’t until 1945 that the group would be renamed to the California Public Utilities Commission, more accurately reflecting its variety of regulatory duties. The commission is composed of 5 board members, each with staggered, 6-year terms. Commissioners are not elected, but instead chosen by the Governor. However, that isn’t where the selection process ends. Before appointment, commissioners are brought before the state senate’s rule committee for a vote, according to Mr. Kotch. This is one of several safeguards set in place to protect ratepayers, he says.   “There is scrutiny along the way. They are not simply appointed into office,” he explained. The creation of the Division of Ratepayer Advocates (DRA) organization is another measure to ensure equitable decisions for all involved, according to Mr. Kotch. The DRA touts a mission of obtaining “the lowest possible rate for service consistent with reliable and safe service levels. In fulfilling this goal, DRA also advocates for customer and environmental protections.” “It’s a balancing act,” Mr. Kotch explained, “providing the utilities with the ability to maintain operations while still providing or watching out for the public so that the public is receiving reasonable rates.” While Ms. Scaff agrees that the DRA has helped, she believes there aren’t any true safeguards to ensure the CPUC’s transparency. “We have to remember that the CPUC has many responsibilities and is not given very much time,” Ms. Scaff noted. “The CPUC cannot be counted on to protect the public. We are the victims of all the many things that go through the CPUC.”

—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com

Wilderness Park, Foothill upgrades on tap for council

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he Claremont City Council will meet for the first time this year to discuss a longstanding topic of debate: the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. Plans surrounding the park and its upgraded parking facilities are just one of many items that will keep councilmembers busy this Tuesday, January 8.

The council will vote to officially adopt new hours of operation for the Wilderness Park and its associated parking lots. The council approved 12 sets of rotating park hours at its last meeting in December. Hours will rotate based on the year’s fluctuating dawn and dusk times.

The park will be open as early as 5:30 a.m. and as late as 8:30 a.m. in the summer months, with hours ranging from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the fall and winter. Operating hours of the Thompson Creek Trail will remain the same, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The parking lot hours will correspond with those times. Trying to make the park available to the public as much as possible while heeding noise and safety concerns, the council says the new set of flexible hours, though numerous, present the best solution for both sides. The council will also evaluate what should be done with street parking near the crowded park. Following the completion of the expanded north parking lot, the city is suggesting that parking be restricted along Mills Avenue north of Pomello and on Mt. Baldy Road from Mills to Via Padova. The city is also sug-

gesting the council approve the creation of a master plan to more thoroughly handle the Wilderness Loop’s overarching parking issues to ensure problems aren’t relocated to a different street. Foothill Boulevard makeover Creating a master plan for the enhancement of Foothill Boulevard will also be discussed. After years of negotiations, Caltrans relinquished Claremont’s portion of Foothill Boulevard last August. Along with the rights to the street, the city was given $5.7 million to make necessary repairs and enhancements. The city is asking for the council to approve the use of $350,000 to conduct immediate, needed repairs while also asking for approval to conduct a search for a consulting team capable of conducting the master plan. Other administrative matters on Tues-

day night’s agenda include adopting a city policy regarding social media, amending the city’s sewer policy to include the unincorporated areas of Claremont and establishing an ordinance to enter into a franchise agreement with the Southern California Gas Company to allow use of the city’s public right-ofways to provide natural gas services. The council will evaluate the performance of City Manager Tony Ramos in closed session before the regular council meeting. Those who wish to speak on the evaluation may do so before the council adjourns into closed session at 5:15 p.m. The regular meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. View the council’s full agenda at www.ci.claremont.ca.us.
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com

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New year, increased fee structure for Dial-A-Ride
Increased prices for Claremont’s Dial-A-Ride transportation service officially went into effect this week bringing a price of a ride to double its previous fares. Dial-a-Rides are now $1.50 for seniors, $2.50 for the general public, $4 for outside the city or after hours, $1 for a second rider and $1 for group service. The Claremont City Council approved the increased fees in September in order to be able to continue to provide the community with the increasingly popular program. DialA-Ride Claremont has provided inexpensive cab services to locals without transportation since 1985. An estimated 78,000 cab rides were expected in 2012 alone, according to Assistant City Manager Colin Tudor last April. At the current rates, the city’s funds for keeping Dial-A-Ride operating in the city would be exhausted in a little over 2 years, he continued. By raising the fees, the city believes it will be able to see the program continue for years to come. City council members and administration will continue to monitor the effects of raising the cab fares with a review to be held September 2013 and another in January 2014, a year after implementation of the increase. In the meantime, the city will look to host information sessions and other forms of education about the program to encourage proper usage and hopefully curb overusage. “As the council’s appointee to the PVTA (Pomona Valley Transportation Association), I can attest to the fact that they have really done their best to deal with the issue and be sensitive to the needs of our ridership,” Councilmember Joe Lyons said last fall. “This is a good educational opportunity.” The old 75-cent and $1.25 Dial-A-Ride tickets will still be accepted, but each one-way ride will require 2 old tickets, according to the city. Those using Get About tickets will be required to use 2 of those tickets for a one-way Dial-A-Ride. Get About’s pink “nutrition” tickets will no longer be accepted by Dial-A-Ride. Dial-A-Ride and Get About ticket books are available

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at city hall, the Joslyn Center, the Hughes Center or Blaisdell Community Building. Any questions about Dial-ARide or the increases should be directed to the Pomona Valley Transportation Authority at 596-7664 or Claremont Management Analyst Cari Sneed at 399-5306.

Grant for feasibility water study obtained by the CUC
The Claremont University Consortium (CUC) was chosen by the Council of Presidents of the Claremont Colleges to oversee a one-year business case and engineering feasibility study focused on access to capture, store and reutilize water from internal and public sources. The $250,000 study will examine the costs of building and operating a water recycling and treatment microplant resulting in usable water that will enable the colleges to reduce potable water use for landscaping needs. The feasibility study is partially funded by a $125,000 grant from the California Water Foundation program of the Resources Legacy Fund. The remaining $125,000 will be provided through CUC funding. Atwater Consulting Group was selected to provide project management, water engineering, water policy and costing analysis advisory services. It is anticipated that the feasibility study will be concluded before the end of 2013. “The funding and authorization of this feasibility study was based on recommendations from student and faculty research at Harvey Mudd College that projected a 20year net savings in water costs between $8 million and $28 million, as well as a significant lowering of the environmental footprint for the Claremont Colleges,” said Robert A. Walton, CUC’s chief executive officer. The study will also explore what is required for a “purple pipe” delivery system for distribution of the reclaimed wastewater on the Claremont Colleges’ cam-

puses. In addition, the study will document an economic model presenting the business case, including the financial return on investment for all capital and operational costs, of the proposed sustainable water system. The initial research project, completed in February 2012 by Harvey Mudd College senior Dustin Zubke (HMC ‘13) and his adviser, biophysics professor Richard Haskell, noted that the 5 undergraduate institutions of The Claremont Colleges use approximately 740,000 gallons of water per day at an annual cost of $1 million. Nearly half of the water is imported by the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) from the SacramentoSan Joaquin Delta, an area that faces reduced water levels due to recent droughts, affecting rising water costs, according to the study. “If an annual increase of 10 percent is used to extrapolate the cost of water to the year 2030, the current cost per year for the Claremont Colleges will rise to $6.6 million,” Mr. Zubke noted in the initial study. After an initial investment of approximately $5.4 million, the implementation of a micro-plant facility and reclamation system could supply 72 percent of landscape irrigation water (100 percent if combined with appropriate landscaping), and potentially save the Claremont Colleges up to $28 million over the next 20 years.

Pomona College graduate to replace Senator Inouye, Hawaii
Pomona College graduate and Hawaii’s Lieutenant Governor Brian Schatz will make his way to the nation’s capitol this year as a newly-appointed member of the US Senate. Hawaiian Governor Neil Abercrombie made the announcement late last month. Mr. Schatz, elected as Hawaii’s lieutenant governor in 2010, will fill the US senate seat left vacant by the death of Senator Daniel K. Inouye on December 17. Mr. Schatz, sworn into office on December 27, began duties with his fellow legislators on Thursday.

Wednesday, December 28 After arresting a man digging through a trashcan at the Shell Gas station, 1091 W. Foothill Blvd., police were provided with an unexpected yet important lead to the arrest of another man involved in at least 2 residential burglaries. Two homes were burglarized Wednesday afternoon in the 2200 and 2600 block of Bonnie Brae Avenue, with no witnesses. One was entered through an unlocked door, the other through a pried open bedroom window, according to Lt. Vander Veen. Jewelry and miscellaneous electronic items such as iPads, iPhones and computers were stolen. In a seemingly unrelated event half an hour later, a caller advised police that 32year-old Francisco Chavarria was rummaging through the trash at the Shell Gas Station and an identification card and passport were spotted among the trash bin’s rubbage. After arresting Mr. Chavarria for possession of drug paraphernalia, police returned to the trash bin, where they found the identification documents and several other items determined taken from the burglarized Bonnie Brae Avenue homes. Through surveillance footage, police were able to identify the vehicle associated with the 3 suspects who had originally dumped the property. Juan Flores, 18, of Los Angeles was located and admitted to being the driver. The remaining 2 subjects have yet to be identified.

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Arrests bring in 2013 the old-fashioned way
Claremont’s last arrest of 2012 and first arrest of 2013 share a common factor: too much alcohol. Police were called to the 1400 block of Mural Drive around 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve to deal with reports of a man yelling in the middle of a residential driveway. Though 66-year-old Raymond McNeish claimed the home was his, he was about 13 miles off as his actual home was determined to be located in Azusa. Mr. McNeish was arrested for public intoxication. 5:45 and 6 p.m. in the 900 block of Peninsula Avenue. The final reported burglary that night took place between 6 and 8:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Nassau Place, according to Lt. Vander Veen. In each case, entry was gained by force, through doors and windows. In one case, burglars smashed a garage door window in order to manually open the garage. Residents have reported more than $4000 in stolen property including bikes, electronics and a security camera. Police have no leads in these cases. Any information relating to the crimes or suspicious activity witnessed during these time periods should be reported to the Claremont Police Department at 3995411. Monday, December 31 The owners of a home in the 800 block of Occidental Drive were the recipients of A few hours later, 22-year-old Upland resident Steven Asebedo also found himself ringing in the New Year behind bars. Police found Mr. Asebedo in a gutter off Freeman Street and Eagle Grove Avenue around 12:50 a.m., according to Lieutenant Shelly Vander Veen. He began kicking his feet at the officers, but it was no use. His feet were restrained and Mr. Asebedo was arrested for being drunk in public and for resisting officers.

Saturday, December 29 Employees of Rocky Liquor, 1045 W. Foothill Blvd., received a shock Saturday night when a hooded figure wearing black gloves and a skeleton mask jumped over the counter and made off with a bottle of alcohol. The hooded figure skipped the expensive stuff, instead opting for a $20 bottle of Patron Silver tequila. The skeleton fled in a 1990s silver Toyota Corolla, last seen heading north on Regis. Sunday, December 30 A man arrested for his second drunk driving offense must have known what was coming—the moment police pulled him over after running a stop sign in the Claremont Village, 49-year-old Michael Milaney of Glendale got out of the car and took off running. Unfortunately for him, police were quicker. He was apprehended in the 300 block of West Bonita Avenue and arrested for driving under the influence with a suspended license and for resisting arrest. **** Several Claremont homes were targeted in a sweep of residential burglaries Sunday evening. The first reported burglary took place between 2 and 7:40 p.m. in the 2400 block of Bonnie Brae Avenue, where a previous trio of burglaries took place just days before. The next reportedly took place between 3 and 8 p.m. on Castleton Drive, with yet another breakin estimated to have occurred between

a late Christmas gift on New Year’s Eve, awaking to find new seasonal decor in their front yard. The owners are unsure how the property arrived there. Police have been unable to locate vandals involved or the true owners of the decor. Frosty the Snowman and a wreath are waiting to be claimed at the Claremont Police Department, 570 W. Bonita Ave. Tuesday, January 1 While Claremont’s recent house burglary trend has carried over into 2013, in one case at least, the joke ended up being on the burglar. Sometime between 1 and 10 p.m. on Monday, January 1, a crook entered a residence in the 800 block of Butte Street and made off with a safe. As the burglar later discovered, the safe was empty.
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com

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Unique nativity scene displays strong message each holiday

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hile questions about marriage equality and immigration aren’t typically related to Christianity’s depiction of Jesus in the manger, members of the Claremont United Methodist Church beg to differ. Their yearly nativity, displayed along Foothill Boulevard between Harvard and Indian Hill, is designed as a controversial conversation-starter.
This year’s display is no different, drawing attention to people who have been ostracized and oppressed in society, like impoverished families and undocumented workers. After the vandalism in 2011 of the church’s manger scene (which generated hate mail over its controversial topic from not just within the city, but across the United States), the congregation continues the conversation through its atypical manger scenes. There is no activity more fitting to the Christmas season, culminating with epiphany this Sunday, than to reflect on present-day social issues, according to Lead Pastor Reverend Sharon Rhodes-Wickett. “We believe our faith is contemporary, it’s not just something that happened over 2000 years ago. It’s something that ought to be relevant and make a difference now,” Rev. Rhodes-Wickett said. “[Our faith] is not decorative, it’s gutsy and real, and that means wrestling with what that means today.” For the past 7 years, artist John Zachary and congregation members of the local Methodist church haven’t shied from that goal, erecting the controversial nativity displays in an attempt to bring the Christian depiction of mother and child into the here and now. Past creations have included a homeless couple with a baby, another depicting Mexican immigrants and yet another displaying a woman cradling a baby behind the bars of a jail cell. “The nativity scene has been done hundreds of thousands of times and everyone has that beautiful FourthCentury version of the Nativity in their minds. I thought we should do something in a more contemporary context that people can relate to, something that represents what it would be like if Christ was born today.” While not all are in favor of the church’s displays, it wasn’t until last year that a display evoked a physically negative response. The 2011 display—depicting both a heterosexual and a gay couple, side-by-side—gleamed with light as parishioners left the church’s Christmas Eve service. The following day, the gay couple was found toppled over while the heterosexual couple remained

COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff This yearʼs thought-provoking nativity display at the Claremont United Methodist Church included a chain-link fence and “no trespassing” signs around the traditional manger scene. A sign on the fence asked viewers to think about the Christmas celebration and those around us who are excluded, unwelcome, rejected and oppressed.

standing. The display’s Christmas tree was stolen and fluorescent light bulbs were broken, with an estimated $3000 worth of damage. “We were stunned,” Barbara Troxell, chair of the church’s Creative Peacemaking Committee that sponsors the yearly nativity scene, shared last year. “It felt like a violation of the stance of the congregation as well as a violation of an artist’s good work.” The hate mail poured in, but so did the support and— to the congregation’s delight—several families interested in joining the Claremont Methodists. “The vandalism seemed to do a lot more good than harm,” Mr. Zachary said. “It caused interest among people who were looking for a church that wanted to be a part of the conversation.” Though it may appear that the chain-link fence around this year’s nativity scene is placed to protect the display from another act of vandalism, it is actually a part of the artist’s design. Leading up to Christmas Day, Mary and Joseph could be found placed outside the chain-link

fence, representing those Mr. Zachary feels today’s society shuns, not unlike Christianity’s holy family. The baby Jesus was nowhere in sight. On Christmas Eve, the figures were moved and placed inside the fenced-off space, with the gate left open. “It symbolized the one day of the year we open our arms to all those we disenfranchise the rest of the year,” Mr. Zachary said. “Whatever we think about the virgin birth or the historical Nativity story, it stands as a symbol of acceptance and even celebration of those who have been outcast.” The Claremont United Methodists plan to continue to preach the story behind the stable. “The nativity’s real intent is to convey that the birth of Jesus isn’t just this sweet little manger with cows and sheep,” Rev. Rhodes-Wickett said. “There is a powerful message and that message is supposed to make us think.”
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com

Laugh and Learn Workshop
The city of Claremont will offer the Laugh and Learn Workshop on Saturday, January 12 at the Hughes Community Center from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The workshop uses fun, interactive exercises to enhance communication, strengthen leadership, and build confidence. The workshop is aimed at helping participants feel more authentic and comfortable in a variety of business and social settings. The workshop is facilitated by John Fort of Re: Solutions. For information, visit www.regarding solutions.com. The workshop is offered as a one-day course for $50. Registration and pre-payment is required. To register call 399-5490 or register in person at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd.

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Guests are invited to join the chorale in reading through their spring concert music: Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna” and Dubois’ “Seven Last Words of Christ.” Music will be supplied. Those who might be interested in joining the Chorale or who’d ilke to participate just for fun are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP by email to: rrien6@msn.com

Pilgrim Place receives sizeable donation from Decker Trust
Pilgrim Place has received a $600,000 gift from the estate of Dorothy Decker, a longtime Claremont resident. “When Ms. Decker passed away in 2001, she left $2.4 million in a trust,” Bill Cunitz, president and CEO of Pilgrim Place said. “The trustees were charged with awarding the money to deserving entities. We feel very fortunate to have been selected.” Ms. Decker’s father, Edgar Decker, started the Claremont Savings & Loan Bank. After Dorothy graduated from Pomona College in 1920, she spent her career teaching in Santa Ana, returning to Claremont after she retired. She was a longtime volunteer at Pilgrim Place. In 1966, Ms. Decker’s stepmother donated $50,000 towards the construction of Decker Hall. When Ms. Decker was no longer able to live on her own, she moved to Mount San Antonio Gardens and then to the Health Services Center at Pilgrim Place, where she died at the age of 102. Pilgrim Place has received several donations from the Dorothy Decker Trust. With this most recent award, the total approaches $900,000.

Kick up your heels to kick off the new year at the Joslyn
Join the city of Claremont in ringing in the New Year with a fun-filled evening of dining and dancing on Wednesday, January 9. The dance party will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Joslyn Center. Tickets are on sale for $5. For more information call 399-5488. The Joslyn Center is located at 660 N. Mountain Ave.

Mountainside Master Chorale Sing-Along tomorrow
Mountainside Master Chorale will hold its second annual Sing-Along tomorrow, Sunday, January 6, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 600 N. Garey Ave., Pomona

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The Mills Act: A benefit to owners of historic properties
by John Neiuber

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nacted by the state in 1972, the Mills Act grants participating cities and counties the authority to enter into contracts with owners of qualified historic properties who actively participate in the restoration and maintenance of those properties. In return, the property owners receive a reduced property tax. The Mills Act is a vital economic incentive in California, and specifically in Claremont, for the restoration and preservation of qualified historic buildings by private homeowners.
Local governments adopt a Mills Act program because they recognize the economic benefits of conserving resources and reinvestment, the important role historic preservation can play in revitalizing older areas, promoting heritage tourism, building civic pride, enhancing sustainability efforts and retaining a sense of place and continuity with the community’s past. A formal agreement, generally known as a Mills Act or Historical Property Contract, is executed between the local government and the homeowner for a minimum 10-year term. Contracts are automatically renewed each year and are transferred to new owners when the property is sold. Property owners agree to restore, maintain, and protect the property in accordance with specific historic preservation standards and conditions identified in the contract. The contract is binding to all owners during the contract period. Local governments implement The Mills Act by adopting an ordinance or resolution that creates a formalized program for that community. Programs are designed to accommodate individual needs of the community and often make the eligibility criteria and program requirements more specific than the state code. Claremont’s Mills Act program was adopted by a city council resolution in 2000 and then amended in 2009 and 2012. The historic preservation element of the city’s General Plan sets the goal and policies that are the basis

for the procedures of the program and criteria for approval of historical property contracts. The Claremont City Council approves no more than 6 contracts during any one calendar year period based on the following criteria: “A. The subject property meets the eligibility requirements for a Mills Act contract pursuant to California Government Code Section 50280.1, in that it is a privately owned property which is not exempt from property taxation, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, located in a National Register or local historic district, or listed in a state or county official register of historic or architecturally significant sites, places or landmarks, or in the Register of Historic and Architectural Merit of the city of Claremont; and B. The subject property contributes significantly to the quality, diversity, historical interest, and ambience of the community; and C. Significant features that define the historical character of the subject property, and its buildings have not been destroyed or can be restored based on documentary physical, or pictorial evidence; and D. The owner of the subject property proposes to make significant improvements to the property that will not impact the architectural, historical or aesthetic integrity of the resource; and E. The subject property is residential.” All 5 of the criteria must be met in order for the property to be eligible to receive a contract. Herein lies the pitfall for historic property owners. Many times owners will embark upon improvements to historic properties and then apply for the Mills Act designation after the restoration or remodeling has been accomplished. This distinction is important for 2 reasons: 1) The city criteria clearly states the improvements must be proposed, not completed, and 2) Should the improve-

ments already made have changed or altered the character defining features of the property that would have made it eligible for the Mills Act designation, then it would not qualify for the intended purpose of the Mills Act. Applications are available through the Claremon’s Planning Department. Once the application is completed by the homeowner, it is submitted along with a $1000 application fee. Staff reviews the application and often more information is required. Homeowners are then required to submit additional fees to cover the expense of processing the application and can cost the homeowner, in total, in the neighborhood of $3000 to $4000. Once the application has been processed by city staff and the city attorney has reviewed the proposed contract, the matter is then referred to the architectural commission. The architectural commission adopts by resolution a recommendation related to the application and it is forwarded to the city council. The city council considers the recommendation of the architectural commission and makes a decision on the proposed contract. The city council has the complete and final authority to approve, deny or modify any historical property contract recommended by the architectural commission. If approved, an historical property contract is entered into between the city and the homeowner and is recorded with the county, and the county issues a new, lowered property tax assessment. The homeowner is expected to consult with and seek approval from the city to ensure that the character defining features are kept intact or restored as improvements are made. The owner provides the city with an annual report, along with a fee, describing the home improvements completed during the preceding year. The city reviews the contract and inspects the property to determine the property owner’s compliance. Whereas many communities’ older neighborhoods become the victims of time and blight, Mills Act communities, like Claremont, recognize that preserving the historic housing inventory leads to increased property values and revitalizes existing neighborhoods. The Mills Act is a tool at the disposal of the city and homeowners to ensure that the historic fabric of the community is enjoyed by the citizens for generations to come.

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Put it behind us
Dear Editor: Those who argue against the city’s purchase of Claremont’s water system claim that a 2005 study by the League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area estimated the value of the system at the time to be $100 million. For example, the study by Golden State Water consultant Rodney Smith that was released last week (reported in the COURIER, December 22, page 3) says the League report “assumed the takeover cost could be $100 million.” I’ve taken a close look at the League’s report and talked with one of its authors. It’s obvious to me that the authors set out $100 million as a hypothetical figure, not an estimate. The report, “Water Issues in the City of Claremont,” is posted on the League’s website, www.claremont.ca.lwvnet.org. It states on page 18, “revised 2/15/06,” “We assume a cost of $100 million; the actual cost, of course, could be significantly different.” The phrase “We assume” was used here in the sense it is used among scientists, that is, to put something forward for the sake of argument. It probably wasn’t a good idea to use the term in a policy paper where it would be misconstrued. Claremont’s water issues deserve thorough discussion. The $100 million figure has become a red herring. Let’s put it behind us.
Ted Trzyna Claremont

READERS’ COMMENTS
CAPPPR was so successful in defending him and 500 other homeowners from losing their homes in Baldwin Park that he joined the organization. That is truly the sign of a successful nonprofit; the quality of work is such that the people you help will then turn around and join the group to further the cause. We applaud him for doing so. In the situation with Golden State Water and Claremont, however, CAPPPR is defending the utility. There are no homes threatened here, no little guy to defend, no eminent domain issues for anyone other than Golden State Water, a privately held, for-profit, public utility. The only private property rights they are protecting are Golden States. Additionally, we’re not aware of any politicians attacking CAPPPR, just private property owners—Claremont citizens, the very people that CAPPPR should be defending. The only letters we’ve seen are those from other Claremont property owners who question the motives and intentions of the director of CAPPPR. Claremont citizens are not stupid; we know what we are getting into. When the dust settles, we will know what the valuation is, how much property taxes will go up and what the operating costs of running a water company are. Then, and only then, can we make an educated vote on what direction to go. The choice will probably come down to: 1) stay with the status quo and keep pumping more and more money to GSW and American States Water, all the while hedging our costs by buying ASW stock or 2) pay a higher rate but with the money going towards the city, where at least we know where the heck it’s going. Finally, Mr. Sembello is concerned about a lack of transparency from a city he doesn’t even live in, when his organization will not comment—one way or the other—if they are benefitting from defending GSW. Yes, we do want disclosure and we will have it but, until GSW puts their cards on the table, we don’t think the city should show their hand.
Hal Hargrave Randy Scott Claremont

Office of Congressional Ethics
Dear Editor: The League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area urges interested people to write to the Speaker of the House (The Hon. John Boehner, US Capitol, H-232, Washington, DC 20515) and to House Majority Leader (Nancy Pelosi, 235 Cannon House Office Bldg., Washington, DC 20515) to express gratitude for maintaining the unique Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) the past 4 years and to encourage both their offices to continue OCE operations in the 113th Congress without interruption by reactivating the agency and appointing new board members in a timely fashion. OCE is a semi-independent investigative agency that supplements the work of the House Ethics Committee. The agency was first established in 2009 by thenSpeaker Pelosi and maintained intact by Speaker Boehner in the last congressional

CAPPPR
Dear Editor: We admire the passion that Cruz Sembello has for the California Alliance to Protect Private Property Rights (COURIER, Wednesday, December 19).

session. OCE provides a critical yet non-intrusive link between the public and the important work of the House Ethics Committee. OCE cannot make recommendations or judge any case but in the course of its investigative reports, the agency does offer useful evidence and insights and helps the public better understand the nature of specific cases—both those that warrant dismissal and those that warrant further consideration. (See data on OCE and Ethics Committee enforcement actions at www.citizen.org/ documents/making-the-congressionalethics-process.) Most of the preliminary investigations are dismissed for lack of merit or insufficient evidence. In the 112th Congress, only about a dozen cases have been recommended to the House Ethics Committee for further investigation. The terms of 4 members of OCE’s board will expire at the end of this year, leaving just the 2 chairmen—Porter Goss and David Skaggs—as sitting board members. OCE cannot function without an active board of directors. It is the sole responsibility of the 2 officers to agree upon and appoint board members for the expired terms in the 113th Congress. The expiring terms are term-limited, so those 4 members cannot be reappointed, but the 2 current alternate members of the board may be appointed to regular terms. And any of the expiring board members may be appointed to the 2 alternate positions. Whatever your choices for appointment to the board, there is a wide selection of qualified and interested persons, especially among former members or staff of Congress familiar with how the institution operates. Ellen Taylor
Vice President for Advocacy

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Verma W. Vines
Verma W. Vines, a longtime Claremont resident, died peacefully on the morning of December 29, 2012. She had recently celebrated her 89th birthday. Mrs. Vines was born in Simpson County, Mississippi on December 17, 1923. She graduated from Tougaloo College in 1949 and married Benjamin G. Vines, MD in 1952. The couple moved to the Pomona/Claremont area with their young family in 1958. While Dr. Vines tended to his medical practice, first located on Seventh Street in

OBITUARIES
She resided on Eleventh Street in Claremont for 40 years before moving to Santa Monica for health reasons and to be closer to her daughters. For the past 8 years, she resided at Sunrise Assisted Living in Santa Monica, where she was loved by residents and by staff members. Mrs. Vines will be fondly remembered for her sweet and nurturing spirit, quiet elegance and playful sense of humor, according to family. Mrs. Vines is survived by her daughters, Sharon and Dara Vines of Los Angeing the count will be used to determine how resources and services are provided throughout the Los Angeles area. Individuals or teams interested in volunteering may visit http://volunteer.they countwillyou.org and choose the team name Claremont Homeless Count. Contact Lauren Marshall, management analyst, at 399-5356 or lmarshall@ ci.claremont.ca.us for more information. les; by her brother, James Weathersby of Mississippi; by 7 paternal siblings and by numerous nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends. A private memorial service will be held in Santa Monica on Saturday, January 5 at 1 p.m. For information, call (310) 9456522. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Condolences for the family may be sent to 8306 Wilshire Blvd, #1917, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. efit Ruth M. Bobo, a former Claremont High School English and creative writing teacher who is struggling to stay in her Claremont home in the face of mounting medical expenses. Along with shopping, the event— which will run from 8 a.m. until dark— will feature free coffee plus pastries, bagels and donuts for sale in the morning. During the afternoon, those who stop by to browse can purchase pizza. The sale will be held at the home of Ann Kroutil Donnan, another retired CHS teacher, at 265 W. 11th St., located between Harvard and Yale in Claremont. Info: Call 625-1998.

Wife, mother, avid Tripoli player
downtown Claremont and then in Montclair, Mrs. Vines cared for their home and 2 daughters, Sharon and Dara. Mrs. Vines was a devoted mother with a particular fondness for children. She studied child development for a time at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena and volunteered with disabled children at a local elementary school as well as at the Pomona Planned Parenthood office. An avid Tripoli player, Mrs. Vines was also a member of the Los Angeles chapter of the Carousels and the Claremont Links.

Residents needed to participate in homeless count project
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Garage sale to benefit retired CHS teacher
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Ray Collins

OBITUARIES
deavors. He told Wayne about a post-Zappa stint as a cab driver and another living in Hawaii. When Mr. Wittlinger mentioned he had worked for the Metropolitan Water District, Mr. Collins said he’d worked there briefly as a land surveyor. The former musician was able to rattle off the names of several of Mr. Wittlinger’s MWD acquaintances. Occasionally, he would let slip an anecdote from his glory days, like the time he met Jim Morrison. “The guy was a drunk,” Mr. Collins said. Mr. Collins had a drink himself every once in a while, according to Scott Feemster, manager at Some Crust Bakery, at which time his tongue tended to be a bit sharper than usual. “He was never mean or anything. He was just having a bad day, just like anyone else.” Most days, though, Mr. Collins stuck to coffee and to fresh fruit he bought at the 99-cent store. His days were punctuated by routine. He woke with the sun, then waited for Some Crust to open its doors so he could get a fresh-brewed cup of Joe. Mr. Feemster would ask the longtime “Crusty” how he was doing, always getting the same dry response: “I’m still breathing.” “He loved that cup of coffee—thought we had the best coffee around,” Scott’s father, Some Crust owner Larry Feemster, said. “He was there first thing every single morning, pacing back and forth, waiting for the door to open. You could set your watch by him being here.” Suspecting Mr. Collins was living out of his van, the younger Mr. Feemster would offer him bread or baked treats from time to time. He usually declined, because “he didn’t want to be a charity case.” The Feemsters knew about his musical past. In fact, Larry had seen The Mothers of Invention, fronted by Mr. Collins, in the late ‘60s at local venues like the Broadside in Pomona. Mostly, though, he shrank from discussing his time with the now-legendary band. Once, when Scott was working as a buyer for Amoeba records in Los Angeles, he encountered Mr. Collins in the jazz section. He asked Mr. Collins to wait a moment so he could get a Zappa-enthused coworker who would love to meet him. When he returned, Mr. Collins had wandered away. “It wasn’t like he hated him but it seemed to me like Ray always, even after Frank Zappa died, had a bit of animosity towards him,” Mr. Feemster said. One rainy day, though, Mr. Collins brought up the subject to Scott himself. “He said, ‘This weather of reminds me of the time we went to London,’” he related. “I said, ‘Was that with
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From doo-wop to Zappa, ‘Village Greeter’ had venerable musical past
On Thursday, an empty bench in front of the Village Grille in downtown Claremont could be seen draped with flowers, a rosary, a candle emblazoned with an image of the Virgin Mary, photographs and a fresh copy of the Los Angeles Times. An anonymous well-wisher had also left a handwritten poem. “Come a day, any day. Sit on this bench— Ray’s bench. Speak a while with him, then leave. You have not wasted your day, just lived it better.” The assemblage was a memorial to Ray Collins, cofounder of The Mothers of Invention and a longtime collaborator of Frank Zappa. He died December 24, 2012 at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, a week after suffering a heart attack. He was 75. The bench served as Mr. Collins’ unofficial headquarters for well over a decade, a vantage from which he watched the comings and goings of the town he loved. He called himself The Village Greeter, an apt nickname for a man whose ubiquitous presence—distinguished by a long white beard and a gregarious if occasionally moody nature—made him a local celebrity, even among those unaware of his association with Zappa. Fame was fleeting for the vocalist, who bitterly hung up his musical hat not long after Zappa disbanded The Mothers of Invention in 1969, only to resurrect the group, sans Mr. Collins, a year later. It returned in death, however, with tributes to Mr. Collins appearing in Rolling Stone and in major newspapers across the country and beyond. Closer to home, many consider the Village a poorer place for Mr. Collins’ absence, among them musician John York. Having risen to prominence as bassist for the Byrds from 1968 to 1969, Mr. York once traveled in many of the same musical circles as Mr. Collins. Their paths didn’t cross until the mid-‘90s, however, when Mr. York moved to Claremont. Once acquainted, the 2 men spoke regularly. “He was like a lantern,” Mr. York said. “You’d be in the Village going about your errands, chugging along, and suddenly you’d see him and things would just stop. You’d talk to him a minute and then you’d get back to your day, refreshed.” Not a bum Mr. Collins lived out of a camper in back of a friend’s house for 5 years after coming to Claremont. When the friend moved on 9 years ago, Mr. Collins moved into his van. He had received a settlement from Zappa, the size of which reportedly made him none too happy. Occasion-

Photo courtesy of Tim Corvin

ally, he received a royalty check, often amounting to well under a dollar. He also had a small income from social security, which provided him with a membership to a gym where he showered regularly. “He always looked sharp. He was as clean-pressed as any GQ guy,” noted Ellen Chase-Verdries, manager of the Folk Music Center, where Mr. Collins occasionally popped in to chat. Charles Wittlinger, a Village Grille regular who spoke to Mr. Collins daily for the past 4 years didn’t realize his friend was living out of his van. “He was clean and he was well-kept and he was a very smooth talker. I actually thought he was a retired professor,” Mr. Wittlinger said. “He didn’t want help from anyone. He’d say, ‘I don’t have my own house, but I’m not a bum,” added Wayne “The Flame,” a drummer for the Patrick Corrico band, who’s another Village Grille regular. Mr. Collins’ conversations most often centered on current events, but he sometimes discussed past en-

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the Mothers?’ and he said ‘Yeah. We were all California guys and when we got off the plane, it was so cold, we had to go buy jackets.’” Another exception to Mr. Collins’ no-Zappa talk rule was when he reached out to Jocelyn Tuchon, 19, a local bellydancer and self-professed music geek. She was in 9th grade at the time, walking home from Claremont High School, when Mr. Collins noticed her Frank Zappa T-shirt. “I know that man,” he called out. She thought he was joking until he introduced himself as Ray Collins. “I said, ‘From the Mothers of Invention?’ and he said, ‘You must be a big fan,’” Ms. Tuchon recalled. From then on, whenever she was in the Village, Mr. Collins would smile and wave and they’d launch into a brief conversation about new music coming out. “He was very charming, very charismatic, and I thought, ‘This is exactly what rock ‘n’ roll looks like when it survives,’” Ms. Tochon said. “He had a long white beard and rosy cheeks. He looked like the like the rock ‘n’ roll Santa Claus.” A ‘noted’ musician Being ousted from his own group may have soured Mr. Collins on being in a band, but he still had an avid interest in music, according to Scott Feemster. “A few weeks before he passed, the song ‘I’m a Man’ was on the radio and he asked, ‘Is this the Bo Diddly version?’ I said, ‘No, I think it’s the Muddy Waters version,’” Scott said. “But then I came back in and said, ‘Do you know what, I think you’re right. He had a lot of knowledge, especially about old R&B.” Mr. Collins’ acumen is unsurprising, considering he’d dedicated his life to singing long before he encountered Zappa. He was born in Pomona, sometime around 1937. The son of a policeman, he attended Pomona High School and sang in the choir but quit school to marry his girlfriend after she became pregnant. The couple divorced and their daughter, Julie, died in a plane accident in the early 1980s. The young Mr. Collins was heavily influenced by doo-wop and by pachuco, a zoot suit-garbed MexicanAmerican dance music blending boogie-woogie, swing and blues with Latin and Afro-Carribean influences. He had developed a distinct falsetto singing style, which can clearly be heard in the back-up vocals for a track by the Chicano doo-wop group Little Julian Hererra and the Tigers called “I Remember Linda.” In 1962, Mr. Collins caught a gig by Frank Zappa at The Sportsman in Pomona and reportedly joined the band onstage for a few songs. He later pitched an idea for a song, “How’s Your Bird?,” to Zappa. Zappa wrote the song and, soon after, invited Mr. Collins to join him in recording the single at Pal Studio. They began playing together as a faux-folk duo and their musical collaboration flourished. In 1963, Mr. Collins and Zappa took a break from spoofery to co-write a song for the Penguins, called “Memories of El Monte.” Employing chords from “Earth Angel,” the song pays tribute the El Monte Legion Stadium, a popular musical venue: “I’m all alone/Feeling so blue/Thinking about you/And the love we once knew/And each time I do/It brings back those memories/Of El Monte...” Later that year, Mr. Collins and Zappa released a send-up of “Hey Paula” by Paul & Paula, “Hey Nelda,” under the name Ned & Nelda. In 1966, when Mr. Collins fired the guitarist for his band, an outfit called The Soul Giants, he invited Zappa to replace him. The Giants eventually became The Mothers of Invention. Mr. Collins served as the lead singer for the band’s inaugural album, Freak Out! (1966), for their sophomore release, Absolutely Free (1967), and for the Mothers’ fourth record, a doo-wopinfused concept album called Cruising with Ruben and the Jets. While Mr. Collins lent his vocals to a few of Zappa’s recording projects when he was no longer in the Mothers, the musicians had begun to drift in decidedly different musical directions.

COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff The owners of Espiauʼs Restaurant on Yale Avenue in the Village painted a tribute to Ray Collins following his death on December 24, 2012.

“Too much comedy, too much making fun of stuff,” Mr. Collins explained to David Allen of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, to whom he granted a rare interview in 2009. “I just wanted to make beautiful music. I was raised on Johnny Mathis and Nat King Cole.” An interview with Mr. Collins, who Mr. Allen first met when the former musician was camped out on the property of a mutual acquaintance, is a coup that took the columnist years to finesse. Mr. Collins agreed to speak with the journalist and then, as was common, backed out. Mr. Allen didn’t press the issue. Then, in 2009, in one of his columns, Mr. Allen referred to a YouTube video he’d come across. In the clip, Frank Zappa claimed Mr. Collins had struck original Soul Giants guitarist Roy Hunt before asking Zappa to come on board. After the column was published, Mr. Allen got a call from Mr. Collins, who respectfully denied punching his former bandmate’s “lights out.” When Mr. Collins offered to get together the next day to clear things up, Mr. Allen recognized a rare opportunity. The resulting hour-long chat became the writer’s interview, whose rarity has lent it historic value. In an unexpected career highlight, excerpts from Mr. Allen’s 2009 piece have appeared in recent days in publications ranging from the LA Times to Rolling Stone to Variety. Mr. Collins wasn’t just a good interview, Mr. Allen emphasized. He was a nice guy. “He wasn’t a panhandler—he never asked for anything from anybody,” Mr. Allen said. “Children liked him. Babies liked him. Lots of people had friendly encounters with him. I certainly did.” Mr. Collins didn’t make much music in the final decades of his life, and now he will no longer dispense the small talk for which he was known. His death, however, has spurred an outpouring of memories. Mr. Collins’ friends at Some Crust are putting together a memorial display in their front window that should be up within a week. On Tuesday, January 8, KSPC (88.7 FM, www.kspc.org) DJ Tony Palkovic will be re-broadcasting a 2007 interview with Mr. Collins, set to air from noon to 2 p.m. And countless people are brimming with stories of time spent communing with Mr. Collins. “I think anybody who spent any amount of time in the Village would recognize him,” noted Scott Feemster. “He was an easygoing, gentle guy, who enjoyed hanging out, talking to people and seeing the sights. Claremont’s a good town for that.” “I think he followed the sun from bench to bench,”

Friends of longtime Claremont resident Ray Collins have left tributes on the bench where he often sat in front of Village Grille following his passing in December. Mr. Collins was a noted musician, who invited Frank Zappa to join the band that would later become The Mothers of Invention.

added Ms. Chase-Verdries. For Mr. Wittlinger, the first sight of the empty bench in front of the Village Grille was the hardest. “It was horrible, that feeling. There’s a part of your life gone,” he said. “I’d either see him walking or sitting there and I’d have a conversation with him. It was nothing of importance, but he was a person I associated with and I liked him.” A memorial will be held tomorrow, Sunday, January 6, at 2 p.m. at Shelton Park on the corner of Bonita and Harvard Avenues. The public is invited.
—Sarah Torribio storribio@claremont-courier.com

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They came, they saw, they conquered....Claremont
by Jan Wheatcroft

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ust a few weeks ago I was planning for the visit of my Swedish friends, Susanna and Christer, to Claremont. Susanna had come to stay with me 4 times over the past 15 years but Christer had never visited the United States. I had written in one of my recent columns about how it felt to look at Claremont through someone else’s eyes and what my experiences might feel like if I had never come to this country before.
Time flies by so quickly and after all of that dreaming and planning and the rush of pleasure of sharing my part of the world with them, it is now all over and life returns to its normal path again.This is just a short “surgical procedure” to look more deeply into those 16 days that we spent together, what was planned, what was actually experienced and how we dealt with the glitches which arose. Before they arrived, I made a small calendar and a list of possible places to visit, things to do and people who wanted to visit with them. I pinned this onto the back of my front door as I have a habit of forgetting things quite easily and I didn’t want to leave anything out. We filled in the daily boxes as things came up but that didn’t mean that we did everything that was written down. I do want to say that Susanna and Christer are the easiest people to be around. They are flexible and open and very relaxed. We all 3 got along very easily. Both of them are teachers and Susanna is also an artist. She had a great desire to visit every museum possible. On the first full day of their visit we drove around the town for a general orientation. It rained. They didn’t mind so much; they’re Swedish you know and it was snowing in Sweden. It continued to rain for about 5 days off and

on. I was doing my art and getting ready for my big fair, The Gypsy Sisters, so I was glad that there were 2 of them and that they were so flexible. One morning, they planned to go into LA by train to visit LACMA museum but that day it poured so they stayed home, did some relaxing and we marketed and cooked together. One day we went to visit a local artist, Kathryn Herrman who batiks fabric, makes glorious clothes and has a superb garden. The rain had stopped and the visit was a real treat. At home, both Susanna and Christer spend as much of the summer months in their own garden, planting, and watching every bulb and seed sprout as well as counting the roses and buds. They wander for hours through their garden with their faithful cat, Moses. Therefore time spent in gardens here gave them pleasure. One afternoon we went to the Sam Maloof Center in Alta Loma to visit his house which is now a museum, and wandered through the gardens, coming across various sculptures created by local artists. We all really enjoyed that experience. The skies brightened and one morning they took off for LA on the train to go to LACMA and when they returned they said, “Guess where we went? To the MOCA.” They walked up a large hill from the train sta-

tion to see the exhibits. As I mentioned, they are very flexible people. My friend, Helen, wanted them to have a Mexican meal experience so we went to 2 very different Mexican restaurants for the taste of sunny Mexico. We all enjoyed trying to explain the different dishes. Christer was up for trying everything and it was a pleasure to watch him try food which is so different from that eaten in Sweden. One morning I took them to Norms for a “typical American diner experience” and he ordered the heart stopping lumberjack breakfast. He survived. We tried In ‘n Out for hamburgers and Susanna and I ate grilled cheese burgers since neither of us eats meat. Another fun experience was an early morning walk around the lovely campus of Scripps College and then breakfast with the college crowd. Another chance to try everything out and even go back for seconds. My lovely local friends invited us for coffee, for early evening drinks and nibbles, and for dinners. And then the stomach flu hit us one by one. Christer had it first and he was just out for about 3 days. Then Susanna woke up after a lovely Vietnamese dinner and she was sick and couldn’t move. I got the lightest case just as my fair began. Days passed when they could not do anything but sleep and then slowly crawl outside and sit in the sun for restoration. No one had their morning coffee for days, no walks were taken and we began to shift and re-shift plans and to cut out some visits all together. I felt so badly but as I have already said, they are very flexible. LACMA disappeared altogether. We did however get one day at the Huntington Gardens in Pasadena which was quite spectacular. From a list of all the possible muTRAVEL TALES/continues on the next page

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seums they chose to visit the Getty Museum and we all really enjoyed being there, to wander around the entire space, drink in the views and to visit the exhibits, especially the Italian Rennaisainse paintings which was as Christer said “worth the whole trip” to him. We managed to sneak in a quick drive up to Mt. Baldy on a warm afternoon. Susanna had packed a lovely Swedish picnic complete with colorful batiked hand towels to spread on the rocks. We breathed fresh air and ate homemade food and compared forests, ours and theirs. Another day we drove to Laguna and visited a friend who took them for a walk at the Montage Hotel with great views of the Pacific Ocean. It was the twelfth day of the twelfth month and there were many weddings happening. They even kissed at twelve o’clock as photo-witnessed by camera. A romantic moment. What didn’t we do that we had planned to do? We never had time to visit the Terrell lights at Pomona College and see the changing the sky colors. We did get to one college gallery exhibit, the Japanese prints at Scripps, but we missed the other galleries. And the many Los Angeles museums were deleted. Visits to friends were cancelled due to illness. We did enjoy the various supermarkets. Susanna bought coffee from Trader Joe’s which has a wide variety available. Christer liked the

lower prices on wine and liquor. We even picked oranges and lemons, which they took home as it is allowed. Time disappeared so quickly and soon it was time to go to the airport at the crack of dawn. I wished they had been able to stay longer or to begin again. They said that it was special to stay in a small town, in a house and meet local people all of whom they enjoyed. Christer took a million photos and Susanna at least another million. For me, it was nice being able to give back after having stayed with them so many times. The main difference was that their house is a large Swedish country house with a lot of room to be separate. My house, on the other hand, is tiny and we used every bit of space at all times. However it worked perfectly. Life was relaxed and fun and before we knew it the visit was over. I learned that plans are made to be changed and to be broken. Lists are broad suggestions only and calendars are to be filled in and then erased and filled again with different plans. Flexibility is multiplied with more people in the equation. I also enjoyed my town and was proud of it. After a day in LA it was nice to come home to Claremont. The Village has a good energy, The Colleges are lovely for walks. Even through my own eyes, Claremont is a nice place to live.

Understanding social media focus of first coordinating council meeting of the year
The Claremont Community Coordinating Council will hold its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, January 9 at noon at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. The program for this lunch meeting is titled “Understanding Social Media,” with a presentation by Steve Lambert, partner of 20/20 Network, a southern California-based communications firm specializing in media and community relations, branding and strategic planning. Mr. Lambert was a reporter, editor and publisher for newspapers across the country, including serving as publisher of the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group. Lunch RSVP is required by emailing anita.hughes2@verizon.net. Lunch costs $8 with reservations or $10 at the door the day of the meeting.

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Craft shop puts personal stamp on community involvement
Joan Bunte, seen here at left in a 2009 COURIER photo when she was named Community Hero at the LA County Fair, has owned Stamp Your Heart Out since 1989 and is cofounder of the Village Marketing Group.

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mong the proprietors of the town’s momand-pop stores, one stands out for her remarkable staying power and community involvement.
Joan Bunte, the owner of Stamp Your Heart Out—the go-to destination for local and visiting crafters’ stamping and scrap-booking needs—has become one of the most recognizable faces in the Village.

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COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff A selection of holiday-themed traditional wood-handled stamps are available at Stamp Your Heart Out, in addition to a variety of personalized, floral and script-inspired stamps.

Along with providing a space for people to shop and to experiment with the latest crafting equipment and techniques, Ms. Bunte is one of the cofounders of the Village Marketing Group (VMG), which organizes activities to draw shoppers far and wide to the city of Claremont. Among other activities, the VMG,

also directed by local entrepreneurs Sonja Stump (Sonja Stump Photography), Lori Paley of Aromatique and Diana Miller of Colors 91711, is responsible for Claremont’s Blues & Brews event, Wine Walk and the annual distribution of trick-or-treating candy by Village merchants. While the Village Marketing Group’s many activities are time-consuming, they pay off in spades, Ms. Bunte said. “Walk around on any weekend night and you can see the difference in the amount of people,” she said. She is also an active supporter of the nonprofit organization Shoes That Fit, helping low-income kids by working each fall to fill dozens of backpacks with shoes and school supplies and each spring to enlist customers and Claremont merchants to fill a basket with footwear and Easter treats. And then there’s the small matter of Ms. Bunte’s Power of Pink project. Inspired by a Stamp Your Heart Out employee who is a breast-cancer survivor, she collects hundreds of hand-knitted or crocheted pink scarves each year to give to those recovering from the devastating disease. This rosy-hued endeavor has netted 7500 scarves over the years, which have been distributed locally to breast cancer survivors at Pomona Valley and San Antonio Hospitals as well as to City of Hope in Duarte and a cancer center in Mexico. Ms. Bunte’s 97-yearold mother, Louise Shepley, is one of the most enthusiastic participants, knitting at least 100 pink scarves annually. In addition, Ms. Bunte collects money for breast cancer research from customers who, after engaging in one of Stamp Your Heart Out’s free makeand-take craft demonstrations, opt to make a $1 donation. Claremonter Connie Weber, who stopped by Stamp Your Heart Out to engage in a Christmas tree card makeand-take activity, marveled at Ms. Bunte’s many activities, including the institution of the pumpkin-carving and scarecrow contests at the Village Venture.

“I look back and Joan has spearheaded so many things. She’s a Village treasure,” Ms. Weber said. The reasoning behind Ms. Bunte’s giving ways is simple. “I believe that if you live in a community, you give back to that community,” she said. Crafting a livelihood Ms. Bunte first set up shop in Claremont in 1980, joining 2 other business partners who had purchased a store called Craft Designs. It was located where the restaurant Tutti Mangia now stands. Shortly after, however, it moved to Harvard Square as one of the shopping complex’s inaugural businesses. At first, the store focused largely on selling wares by local artisans on consignment. Realizing that there was more money to be made in supplying materials for local crafters, Ms. Bunte soon began frequenting gift shows, picking up stamps. In case you’re one of the few Claremont residents unfamiliar with her Harvard Avenue shop, we’re talking not about the kind of stamps you affix to the edge of envelopes, but the kind whose designs you press into an inkpad and then use to embellish paper. Ms. Bunte says she was lucky to be on the ground floor of the stamping craze, which grew in intensity through the 1980s. Soon, she had an idea that, while it intrigued Ms. Bunte, worried a few people enough they considered staging an intervention. “One friend called another friend and said, ‘Do you think we should have a conversation with Joan? She’s going to open a store that only sells stamps,” Ms. Bunte said. Despite such concerns, Ms. Bunte opened the doors of Stamp Your Heart Out in 1989. When a larger location became available, she moved the shop to its current locale at 141-C Harvard Ave., adding a scrap-booking shop next door, acknowledging another growing trend in crafting.
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COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff Stamp Your Heart Out owner Joan Bunte adjusts some merchandise recently in her Village store. Ms. Bunteʼs shop is very popular with scrap-bookers, paper artists and greeting card makers. CLAREMONT MOM & POP continued from the previous page

“I think people like scrap-booking because they’re preserving their family memories—getting those photos out of the shoebox or off the hardrive,” Ms. Bunte said. “It’s something you can do simply or extravagantly.” Owning a crafting store is not the profession Ms. Bunte, who earned dual bachelor’s degrees in communications and agriculture from Southern Illinois University, envisioned while growing up. Crafts are not alien, however, for the shop-owner. Her mother was a seamstress and so she spent hours as a girl making creations out of the piles of lace, material, buttons and ribbons lying around her house. She later sewed clothes for her son and 2 daughters, Ms. Bunte notes. And, over the years, her love of stamping and scrap-booking has grown along with her business. “It’s definitely therapeutic. We’ve got one girl working here whose other job is really high-stress,” she said. “When she comes here, it’s a way for her to download that stress.” Keeping a business afloat hasn’t always been easy, Ms. Bunte emphasized. While she weathered recessions in the 1990s, the crash of 2008 was particularly hard. “In other recessions, we were able to

Longtime Claremont resident Connie Weber makes a gift tag recently at Stamp Your Heart Out. Ms. Weber and shop-owner Joan Bunte have been friends for many years.

Jan Ferdinand works on a make-and-take craft recently at Stamp Your Heart Out in the Claremont Village. Every Wednesday, the store has a small craft for customers to work on, with donations going to an annual breast cancer drive.

stay in business because of what we sold. Someone could still come in and get a stamp and some ink and paper for $10 and create custom cards,” she said. “This was different. People were scared and didn’t even want to spend $10. And who wouldn’t be, when the headlines were so scary.”

Some would say that Ms. Bunte’s ability to weather the storm comes from a combination of her business acumen and her tireless striving to promote Village merchants. She, however, attributes the store’s success to something different. “The people I employ in the store have worked here a long time and they’re all incredibly talented. They’re the magic that makes it work.”

For more information on Ms. Bunte’s store and the many classes, demonstrations and activities that employees and community members host there, visit www.stampyourheart.com or call 621-4363.

—Sarah Torribio storribio@claremont-courier.com

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COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff Claremont High School senior Andrew Guerra gets tangled up with Alta Loma sophomore Dylan Moinian while chasing a rebound on Thursday in Claremont. The Pack never trailed in their 69-45 victory over the Braves but the visiting team did tie the game briefly in the third quarter.

Their winning ways
CHS takes Alta Loma, 69-45, in non-conference victory. The season official starts January 8.

Claremont High Schoolʼs standout basketball player Korey Hackett drives toward the basket on Thursday during the Packʼs non-conference victory over the visiting Alta Loma Braves. Hackett led the Pack in scoring with 16 points helping CHS to an easy 69-46 win.

CHSʼ Omar Mahmoud smiles as he is introduced before the Packʼs non-conference game against Alta Loma on Thursday in Claremont. Mahmoud had 9 points and 3 assists to help CHS boys defeat Alta Loma, 69-46.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2012 244325 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as VERUS CONTRACT, CORE INDUSTRIES, LAKOR DESIGN, 1018 Alamosa Dr., Claremont, CA 91711. American Quality Assurance Council, Inc., 1018 Alamosa Drive, Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 04/01/2012. /s/ Laura Lo Title: President This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/07/12. 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: December 15, 22, 29, 2012 and January 5, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2012 243493 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Spicer Supplements, Inc., 1646 Lowell Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. Spicer Supplements, Inc., 1646 Lowell Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 10/01/2012. /s/ Lawson Spicer Title: Owner This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/06/12. 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: December 15, 22, 29, 2012 and January 5, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2012 244212 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as WOOTTON DESIGNS, 844 Kent Drive, Claremont, CA 91711. Reuben Wootton, 710 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016. Raul Wootton, 393 N. Cambridge Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above in February, 2011. /s/ Reuben Wootton This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/07/12. 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: December 15, 22, 29, 2012 and January 5, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: KS016707 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: LISA PHILLIPS Filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: a. LISA PHILLIPS to Proposed name: a. LISA WOODWARD PHILLIPS THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: January 22, 2013 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept.: O Room: Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CLAREMONT COURIER, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205B Claremont, CA 91711 /s/ Peter J. Meeka, Dated: December 6, 2012 Judge of the Superior Court Petitioner: Lisa Phillips 770 Via Espirito Santos St. Claremont, CA 91711 Tel.: 909-912-4497 PUBLISH: 12/15/12, 12/22/12, 12/29/12, 1/5/13

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APN: 8717-025-030 TS No: CA09006864-11-1 TO No: 7742-414849 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED July 14, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 11, 2013 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 July 28, 2005 as Instrument No. 05 1785958 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by SHENG-LIN MIAO AND WAI-LING NG, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, as Trustor(s), in favor of JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. 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: 22734 LAKEWAY DR UNIT 346, 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 $173,915.23 (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, CA09006864-11-1. 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: December 27, 2012 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA09006864-11-1 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. P1012156 1/5, 1/12, 01/19/2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1368319-36 APN: 8281-030-026 TRA: 10010 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx5748 REF: Corcio, Oscar IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED May 10, 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 08, 2013, at 9:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded May 24, 2007, as Inst. No. 20071264252 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Oscar Corcio, a single man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, 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 financial code and authorized to do business in this state: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 444 Carpio Drive, 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 held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $518,863.25. 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. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. 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 (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website www.rppsales.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1368319-36. 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. For sales information: (619)5901221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: December 17, 2012. (12/19/2012, 12/29, 01/05/2013) R-423899 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2012 249389 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Unequally Yoked Greeting Cards, 533 Cedar Crest Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. Richard O. Jones, 533 Cedar Crest Ave., 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/ Richard O. Jones This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/17/12. 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: December 22, 29, 2012 and January 5, 12, 2013

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T.S. No. 12-2867-11 Loan No. 0012833398 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/19/2006. 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 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 note(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: SANDRA LUCIC, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Duly Appointed Trustee: THE WOLF FIRM, A LAW CORPORATION Recorded 10/2/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2186929 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 1/15/2013 at 9:00 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: $618,425.10, estimated Street Address or other common designation of real property: 622 MCKENNA ST CLAREMONT, CA 91711 A.P.N.: 8313-010-036 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 at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-286711. 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: 12/18/2012 THE WOLF FIRM, A LAW CORPORATION 2955 Main Street, 2nd Floor Irvine, California 92614 Foreclosure Department (949) 720-9200 Sale Information Only: (714) 573-1965 www.priorityposting.com Frank Escalera, Team Lead P1010279 12/22, 12/29, 01/05/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2012 249629 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Pita Pit Claremont, 1 Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711. Foghlai Mara LLC, 16271 Encina, Victorville, CA 92395. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Chelsea Finley Title: Member/Manager This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/17/12. 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: December 22, 29, 2012 and January 5, 12, 2013.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7037.97561 Title Order No. 7031404 MIN No. APN 8309-026-007 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/25/99. 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 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 §5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): KAZUMASA KIKUNAGA AND CORA KIKUNAGA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 06/29/99, as Instrument No. 99 1188006,of Official Records of LOS ANGELES County, California. Date of Sale: 01/08/13 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street,, Pomona, CA The purported property address is: 690 NORTH INDIAN HILL BOULEVARD, CLAREMONT, CA 91711 Assessors Parcel No. 8309-026-007 The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $30,388.67. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. 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 877-484-9942 or visit this Internet Web site www.USA-Foreclosure.com or www.Auction.com using the file number assigned to this case 7037.97561. 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: December 12, 2012 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Jeffrey Mosher, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Sale Info website: www.USA-Foreclosure.com or www.Auction.com Automated Sales Line: 877-484-9942 Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: 866-387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE ORDER # 7037.97561: 12/19/2012,12/29/2012,01/05/2013

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Trustee Sale No.: 20120191200840 Title Order No.: 120278068 FHA/VA/PMI No.: 197-4981863 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 7/26/2010. 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/03/2010 as Instrument No. 20101072229 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: WILLIAM I. KERSHAW, TRUSTEE OF THE BILL KERSHAW TRUST DATED SEPTEMBER 28, 2007, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 1/28/2013 TIME OF SALE: 09:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 459 CRESTWOOD LANE, WALNUT, CA 91789 APN#: 8734-035-019 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, 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 obligation secured by the property to be sold and

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reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $428,083.87. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-573-1965 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20120191200840. 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. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: PRIORITY POSTING & PUBLISHING, INC. 17501 IRVINE BLVD., SUITE ONE TUSTIN, CA 92780 714-573-1965 www.priorityposting.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 12/31/2012 P1012321 1/5, 1/12, 01/19/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS AND AVAILABILITY OF INITIAL STUDY AND DRAFT MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the Municipal Code of the City of Claremont and the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”), that the City Council and Planning Commission will be holding meetings regarding a proposal for a new residential development on a 4.21-acre site. The site is located at the southeast corner of the Base Line Road/Mountain Avenue intersection, immediately north of and adjacent to the Interstate 210 Freeway. The site is currently owned by the Claremont Unified School District (“CUSD”), and previously housed the main administrative offices for CUSD until its administrative operations were relocated to their current location on San Jose Avenue. The new residential project requires demolition of existing ornamental trees, buildings/structures, parking areas and other site improvements. Please note that the adjacent CUSD maintenance/service yard is not a part of the project site. The new residential project is proposed by a private developer (D.R. Horton – Los Angeles Holding Co., Inc.), and consists of 54 individually detached residential condominium homes. All of the proposed homes will be sold at market rate, with the exception of eight units. These eight units will be reserved as moderate-income housing pursuant to the City’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance. The City’s General Plan designates the project site as Office/Professional and the zoning designation for the project is Commercial Professional. Residential development on the project site is permitted under the Commercial Professional zoning designation with the approval of a Conditional Use Permit. The proposed project also requires the approval of a tract map, which would subdivide the project site for condominium purposes. The Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to consider the subject applications and environmental documentation on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 7:00 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 Planning Commission is an advisory body on this matter and will make a recommendation to the City Council. A hearing before the City Council, who will be the decision-making body for the proposal, will be conducted at a later date for which a future notice will be given. Following the City Council decision, a notice will also be given for a hearing before the Architectural Commission regarding the project’s proposed visual and design characteristics (i.e. architectural designs, exterior colors, materials, exterior lighting, landscaping). Notice is further given that with assistance from The Planning Center, City staff completed an Initial Study on the project in accordance with the City’s guidelines for implementing CEQA. Staff has concluded that the project (Files: Tentative Tract Map #72078, Conditional Use Permit #12-C12, Architectural Review #12-A04, and Certificate of Compliance #12CC01) will not have a significant effect on the environment with inclusion of mitigation measures and has prepared a Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (“MND”). The public review period for the Initial Study and Draft MND commenced on November  6, 2012, and concluded on December 5, 2012. Following the public review period, City staff has made revisions to some of the draft mitigations measures in regards to Air Quality and Noise to further address development of the proposed project. These changes are also up for consideration and will not change the conclusion that the project will not have a significant effect on the environment. Specifically, Staff has determined that the changed/substituted mitigation measures are equivalent or more effective in mitigating environmental impacts as compared to the original measures, and that the changed/substituted mitigation measures will not cause potentially significant environmental impacts themselves. Failure to file objections to the environmental determination may constitute a waiver of rights to object to the environmental determination at a later date. Copies of the Initial Study, Draft MND, and applications are available during the public review period in the Planning Division located at Claremont City Hall, 207 Harvard Avenue. City Hall is open Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A copy of the Initial Study and Draft MND are also available during the public review period at the Claremont Public Library, located at 208 Harvard Avenue and the City’s website (www.ci.claremont.ca.us). For more information, please contact Senior Planner Mark Carnahan, at (909) 399-5322, or send written comments to P.O. Box 880, Claremont, CA 91711. 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. Lynne Fryman City Clerk City of Claremont Publish: January 5, 2013

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WANTED: Diabetic test strips. Cash paid. Unopened, unexpired boxes only. All brands considered. Help others, don’t throw away boxes. For more information call 866-974-5910. (Cal-SCAN)

ANIMALS
Coyote Sightings
ONE large coyote seen heading east on Tenth St. on December 27, at 11:00 a.m.

BULLETINS
Business
SAVE on cable TV, internet and digital phone. Packages start at $89.99 a month (for 12 months). Options from all major service providers. Call Aceller today to learn more! Call 1-888-897-7650. (CalSCAN) 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. 1-888-865-0271. (Cal-SCAN)

Health
DO you know your testosterone levels? Call 888-9042372 and ask about our test kits and get a free trial of Progene, an all natural testosterone supplement. (Cal-SCAN)

Found Pet
EXTRA large tan and white dog. Has long hair, blue eyes and is very sweet. Was found on Foothill and Indian Hill on December 31. 496-8013.

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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
PRIVATE duty care provider with 6 years experience, specializing in elderly care. Current CPR, TB test. For a free assessment contact: Wendi Griffin, 909437-2298. Bond#71294838.

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

Gardening

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

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.

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

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

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

AC/Heating

Eco-friendly landscaping. We will get you a $3000 grant to remove your lawn! Why mow when you can grow? From the creators of The Pomona College Organic Farm. Specializing in native and edible landscapes. 909-398-1235 www.naturalearthla.com Lic.919825 *$1.50 sq. ft. rebate* MANUELS Garden Service. General cleanup. Lawn maintenance, bush trimming, general maintenance, tree trimming and removal. Low prices and free estimates. Please call 909-3913495 or 909-239-3979. GARDEN Maintenance. Mowing, hand pull weeding, trimming, sprinkler work and cleanups. David, 374-1583. EXPERIENCE our award winning maintenance! We create a customized maintenance program for your property and lifestyle needs. Sprinkler repairs and low voltage lighting. Call Alan Cantrall, 909-224-3327. Lic.861685 and insured.

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

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

909-599-9530

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

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

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

951-283-9531

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

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

Hayden’s Services Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Complete fireplace, woodstove installation, service and repair. Spark arrestor supply and installation. Call 920-6600. 392 N. 2nd Ave., Upland.

Quality Fireplace & BBQ Chimney sweeping.

Drywall

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

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

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.

909-599-9530 Cell: 626-428-1691
THOR McAndrew Construction. Drywall repair and installation. Interior plaster repair. Free estimates. CA Lic.742776. Please call 909-816-8467. ThorDrywall.com. Lic.323243

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.

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

Bathroom Remodeling
A Bath-Brite authorized dealer. Bathtubs and sinks. Showers, tile, countertops. Refinish - Reglaze - Restore Porcelain, ceramic, fiberglass. Quick and affordable. Please call 945-7775. www.bath-brite.com

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
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.

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. 909-224-3327. Contractor Lic.861685.

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Landscaping

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

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

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.

Upholstery

Landscaping
GREEN SIDE UP LANDSCAPING
Landscape design and construction. New, re-landscaping and repairs. Concrete, block walls, masonry, BBQ, patio covers and fountains. Planting, irrigation, drainage, lighting and ponds.

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

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

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

Sprinklers & Repair
WASTING WATER? Poor Coverage? Sprinkler repair. Installations and modifications. C.F. Privett 621-5388 Lic.557151 DURUSSEL Sprinklers. Install, repair, automate. Since 1982. Free estimates. Lic.540042. Call 909-9821604.

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

Please call 909-989-9786.

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

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.

Learn Japanese

Call 909-992-9087 Lic.941734 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

AFFORDABLE. Traditional or green options. Custom work. No job too big or too small. 20 years of Claremont resident referrals. Free estimates. Lic.721041. 909-9228042. www.vjpaint.com. TAUGHT by Sumi Ohtani at the Claremont Forum in the Packing House. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings, for different levels. Tutoring available. Information: 909626-3066.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Tile

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

909-260-4373
www.ThePlumbersConnection.net

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

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

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

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

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 *

Tree Care
BAUER TREE CARE
30 plus years in Claremont. Ornamental pruning specialist of your perennials. 909-624-8238 MGT Professional Tree Care. Providing prompt, dependable service for all your tree care needs. Certified arborist. Matt Gray-Trask. Call 946-7444. TOM Day Tree Service. Fine pruning of all trees since 1974. Free estimate. 909629-6960.

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

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

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

Yoga

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

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.

Pilates

Tutoring
PRIVATE tutor available for afterschool and weekend homework help. Secondary teaching credential in English language arts. Will work with your student on any subject. Fee negotiated at first meeting. 909-261-3099.

Remodeling
RESIDENTIAL/Commercial. Quality work at reasonable prices. Free estimates. Lic.541469. 909-622-7994. YOUR neigborhood classical Pilates studio. 665 E. Foothill Blvd. Unit M., Claremont, Ca 91711. Call for a free demo! 909-730-1033. SEMI-RETIRED finish remodeler. Does kitchens, porches, doors, decks, fences, painting and more. Call Paul, 909919-3315.

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.

909.621.4761
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SERVICES
AUTOMOTIVE

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.

COMPUTERS

HEALTH & WELLNESS

HEALTH & WELLNESS

HOME IMPROVEMENT

HOME IMPROVEMENT

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

HOME IMPROVEMENT

HOME IMPROVEMENT

HOME IMPROVEMENT

HOME IMPROVEMENT

HOME IMPROVEMENT

HOME IMPROVEMENT

909-621-5626
LANDSCAPING SPECIALTY SERVICE SPECIALTY SERVICE

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

909-579-0248 • 1551 W. 13th Street, Upland CA 91786

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REAL ESTATE

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.

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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OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY
Sunday, January 6
1-4 p.m. 1249 Oak Mesa Drive La Verne. Wheeler Steffen Sothebyʼs International Realty.

(909) 625-6754 (909) 973-5582
www.bjnichka.com email: bj@bjnichka.com
O PE N  HO US E

Broker Associate
D.R.E. #00961915

1-4 PM on Sunday, January 6 1249 Oak Mesa Dr., La Verne
Great north La Verne location in the foothills. Single story, turnkey with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It is approximately 1500 sq. ft. with a 3 car garage. Walk to Oak Mesa elementary school. New interior paint, new flooring and newer dual pane windows. It also features a title roof, a nice backyard with a covered patio, views of the mountains and 2 storage sheds. The lot size is approximately 10,498 sq. ft. List price $488,000. (O1249)

REAL ESTATE

(909) 626-1261
www.curtisrealestate.com

Visit www.curtisrealestate.com for MLS, community info and more!
624 Pomello Drive, Claremont
www.624pomellodr.com. 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. $1,145,000. (P624)

4633 Williams Ave., La Verne
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)

FOR LEASE: 3 bedroom house in Claremont Village—$2,300.

Absolutely very professional. Smoothest transaction I have ever experienced when comparing to any other large purchases I have ever made. Mason has really raised the bar for me to evaluate any other customer service in any field. He is very knowledgeable, has great rapport and was absolutely on top of [every step]. I had some very tight deadlines in purchasing my home and I feel very fortunate that I came across Mason as I consider him an integral part of why I was able to meet my purchase goals and deadlines. My parents are now considering moving into the area and of course, this is a no-brainer, they will call Mason when they are ready.

—Andy P.

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

Carol Curtis, Broker

To read more of what my clients are saying, please visit MasonProphet.com and click on "Testimonials," or find me on Yelp.com.

Continuing the family tradition in the Claremont Village since 1947

Mason Prophet

(909) 626-1261 www.curtisrealestate.com

107 N. Harvard, Claremont CA 91711

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

909.447.7708 • Mason@MasonProphet.com

www.MasonProphet.com DRE# 01714034

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Tell a Friend...

"Best Possible Price Achieved, Every Time!"

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

January 01, 2013

I am pleased to announce my new affiliation with Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's International Realty! Through far-reaching and specialized marketing efforts, Sotheby's International Realty will provide maximum exposure for my property listings, in ALL price ranges, attracting interest from clients unknown to local brokers. Through exceptional photography and professional home staging services available for my clientele, it will be my goal to showcase every property to its full potential and to help obtain the highest possible selling price. As the buyer for a property is as likely to be found across the continent as in the same community, the Sotheby's name on a yard sign or ad tells local buyers that there will be broader competition which prompts faster and better offers, even from the buyer next door. Since 1960, the Wheeler Steffen name has earned one of the most respected reputations in the foothill communities and throughout the real estate industry for their hometown values and superior customer service. The new alliance of Wheeler Steffen and Sotheby's International Realty is now finally available in the local community to best serve your real estate needs. My property listings will now be featured internationally in: www.SothebysRealty.com as well as more locally and regionally at: www.wssir.com You may learn more about the Sotheby's brand, the Sotheby's Auction house, as well as how Sotheby's has wonderful connections to amazing architecture, history, and cultural heritage across the world,; please visit:
www.youtube.com/sothebysrealty?x=us_showcase_277_4.

GEOFF IS #1 IN CLAREMONT SALES & LISTINGS SINCE 1988

909.621.0500

Geoff@GeoffHamill.com

COMING SOON:
• Claremont Village Colonial $695,000 • Mid-Century Modern in Northern Claremont $350,000

FOR LEASE:
• Griswold's One Story $2,175 monthly • Old Claremont Village $2,500 monthly

SELLERS:
“I have motivated and qualified buyerslooking for a Claremont home”
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PROMINENT HISTORIC CLAREMONT VILLAGE ESTATE. Presiding on 3 prime city lots on over 2/3 acre, this magnificent Italian Renaissance style home enjoys numerous original embellishments plus extensive recent upgrades inside and out! Main residence features 5 bedrooms plus a parlor and den. Separate guest/chauffer's quarters over garage. Custom built circa 1922 by and for the original owner, David Crookshank, a local commercial contractor and important citrus grower. The home was later owned by the Baum family; L. Frank Baum was the author of The Wizard of Oz, his son and family lived in the home for many years. 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. Perfect for entertaining and fun family living! www.GeoffHamill.com. 909.621.0500. (C1105)

COVETED GARY MILLER FORMER MODEL HOME. $550,000.

Classic elegance! Dramatic windows showcase this home with rich stonework and colorful landscaping. A light filled interior enhances the formal living room and dining room. Accents include: wood floors, beautiful shutters, some dual pane windows, deep baseboards and a handsome staircase. A tastefully remodeled kitchen boasts granite counters, adjoining breakfast room and a spectacular view of the backyard. Adjacent family room features a stone fireplace and refreshment center. The master bedroom has a spacious master bathroom, separate tub and separate shower. An open flowing floor plan makes this the perfect home for entertaining family and friends. This is truly one of the nicest homes on the market today! www.GeoffHamill.com 909.621.0500. (M1573)

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EXTENSIVELY UPDATED NORTH CLAREMONT SINGLE STORY. $625,000. Coveted Condit Elementary School locale. This home has been maintained and upgraded resulting in its wonderful condition today! 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. This home will sell fast! www.GeoffHamill.com. 909.621.0500. (M269)

STUNNING CLAREMONT CONTEMPORARY MID-CENTURY HOME. $650,000.

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Beautiful single story 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, approximately 2500 sq. ft. home with a newly remodeled interior. Perfectly located at the end of a cul-de-sac, across from Cahuilla Park and near Condit Elementary School. Large living room with fireplace, vaulted ceilings, separate den, indoor laundry and updated kitchen which overlooks the family room (currently used as a dining area). Bonus room/office with high ceilings and windows. Walls of glass overlook the covered patio, pool and spa. Newer roof. Great family home, perfect for entertaining! www.GeoffHamill.com. 909.621.0500. (R1839)

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

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)

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PLENTY OF ROOM
Great single story home boasting 5 bedrooms! You will enjoy the location on a quiet street that's close to parks, schools, shopping and local freeways. Relax in the large yard while mingling with family and friends. Call on this home today! 909-398-1810. $549,900. (V1578)

ASHLEY PARK
Absolutely charming home in the desired community of Ashley Park, with it's private park, pool area and tennis courts. Step into this lovely property featuring high ceilings and an abundance of windows that allow in natural light. Open backyard with patio and BBQ area. 909-398-1810. $465,000. (S2174)

WELCOME HOME!
Ultra clean and cute 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home that is freshly painted. It is priced right and ready for you to move in. Spacious yard is perfect for outdoor entertaining and the home is conveniently located close to schools, shopping and the Metrolink. Do not hesitate on this one! 909-398-1810. $239,500. (H398)

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. $502,100. 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. 909-398-1810. (V406)

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. 909-3981810. (P1444)

CUL-DE-SAC HOME
Tucked away in the quiet Upland Summit community is this wonderful 4 bedroom home with a bonus room. Open and bright floor plan offers formal living and dining areas as well as a cheery kitchen that opens to the family room with fireplace. Donʼt hesitate on this one! $415,000. 909398-1810. (M1493)

FRENCH CHATEAU
Home in northeast Claremont on over one acre of land that is reminiscent of a classic, Brittany styled French chateau with architectural and upscale details including wood and travertine flooring, an elevator, game room and more! Pool pavilion and a guest casita. 5-star energy rating. Exceptionally appealing residence with distinctive character that enjoys the proximity of downtown Claremont. $3,195,000. Call today! 909-398-1810. (S1015)

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CLAREMONT Charming Mid-Century home in prime Village location. Hardwood floors. Formal living room featuring a brick wood-burning fireplace with mantle and built-in book shelves. Formal dining room with french doors to back yard. Updated kitchen with eating area, free standing gas stove, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator to remain. Separate indoor laundry room with washer and dryer included. Remodeled full bath with pedestal sink, tiled shower/tub and tiled flooring. FAH/CAC plus whole house fan. Most windows upgraded to dual-pane. Spacious lot, totally enclosed, tree covered backyard with patio. Fully landscaped front yard with automatic sprinkler system. $415,000. (Clar420B)

ONTARIO Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhouse in well manicured, New Country complex. End unit overlooking the greenbelt and pool area. Enter past front courtyard into a spacious living room with high ceilings and an adjacent dining area. Downstairs has a half bathroom. The kitchen and family room with fireplace opens up to the peaceful rear patio which offers shade, cover and planters. Upstairs contains a master bedroom with vaulted ceilings and views of the pool and greenbelt. The master bathroom has an over sized tub and dual sinks. There are also 2 additional bedrooms and a full bathroom to complete the upstairs. Home has a whole house fan and ceilings fans throughout. Two car garage has direct access to house and backyard along with built-in storage area and laundry hookups. Home contains alarm system. $180,000. (Ont 2939 P)

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HACIENDA HEIGHTS Completely remodeled upstairs
unit. Fresh paint throughout. Living room with beautiful wood laminate flooring makes this unit warm and cozy. Kitchen has new counter tops, new appliances and new tile flooring. The bedroom has 2 large closets and brand new carpeting. The complex is very well maintained and has a pool, laundry facilities and built-in barbecues just steps from your front door. $1195 monthly. (Hac2408H)

POMONA Beautiful home centrally located near downtown Pomona. This quaint 2 bedroom, one bathroom home has had many recent upgrades including: a remodeled kitchen with granite counters, remodeled bathroom, copper plumbing, tankless water heater, refinished hardwood floors, new landscaping and much more! $159,000. (Pom940L)

SAN GABRIEL Great opportunity! This quaint property
features 2 bedrooms, one bathroom and has had many updates. It also includes a guest unit at the rear of the property. In the last 5 years this property has undergone a new roof, electrical updates, a bathroom remodel and updated flooring. The guest unit has a ton of potential for a buyer who is willing to put some work into it. Must see to appreciate. $360,000. (San1841M)

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MONTCLAIR Wonderful family home in a quiet neighborhood. Four bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on a huge lot. Kitchen
and both bathrooms have been upgraded. Granite countertops, peek-a-boo view of the nearby San Gabriel Mountains. Near to schools, public transportation, shopping and recreation. The nearly 1600 sq. ft. home is on over 1/4 acre, located on the elbow of a pleasant loop in Montclair. Plenty of room to grow and stretch out! $290,000. (Mon9863S)

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CLAREMONT Charming turn of the century 3 bedroom home in
prime historic Claremont Village location. Custom built by Cira, in 1913 with a 2692 sq. ft. beautiful stone front porch. Large formal living room with hardwood floors and mantled brick fireplace. Formal dining room with coved ceiling and built-in china cabinet. Adjoining enclosed front porch with wood ceiling, family room with pocket doors for privacy. Kitchen with large walk-in pantry and adjoining large service porch, guest bathroom and basement with wine cellar. Additional small office plus enclosed porch with large closet and storage area. Spacious 114,247 sq. ft. lot with mature trees. $675,000. (Clar157 7th)

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