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Rounds Premium Burgerʼs Claremont location is the third for the southern California eatery, which allows patrons to custom-build their own burger. Co-owner George Ghaby, who owns 2 Rounds locations with his brother Charbel, said he likes the concept of custom burgers because he is a picky eater himself. Rounds joins The Back Abbey, Eureka and Boca Burger as Claremont becomes somewhat of a burger haven.

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he city of Claremont may be delving deeper into the digital world. The Claremont City Council will evaluate social media outlets on Tuesday as it explores adopting policy regarding the city’s online activity.

at the social media options available. After further research, staff is proposing that the council adopt a weekly e-newsletter, interactive customer service system and an online discussion board, which will have specific areas of discussion instead of the open-comment forum style of discussion boards like Facebook. The staff is not proposing that the city adopt a Facebook account at this time. The council will also evaluate a proposed moderate-inThough the council was due to discuss a city social come housing development to be built on the southeast media policy last month, the item was held off after some corner of Base Line Road and Mountain Avenue, just north of the 210 freeway. Developer DR Horton wants to council members voiced concern about CITY build 54 detached condominiums on the 4.21-acre propbecoming too involved in certain aspects COUNCIL erty. All will be sold at regular price, with the exception of social media. During the city’s priorities workshop, Mayor Pro Tem Opanyi Nasiali specifi- of 8 to be sold as moderate-income housing. Turning to fiscal responsibilities, the council will be cally addressed his concerns with involving the city in sites like Facebook. Councilmember Joe Lyons was more tasked with approving the allocation of $151,195 from supportive, pointing out the breadth of social media. the Traffic Congestion Relief Fund to reimburse the state. Neighboring citites such as La Verne, Ontario, Pomona The money had been initially given to the city as part of Prop 42 funds, to be used for the repair or maintenance and Upland have all established Facebook pages. Following the council’s lengthy debate, City Manager of the roads, from 2001-2002 as well as 2007-2008. Part Tony Ramos proposed postponing the social media of the requirement is that those funds be completely exagenda item until staff could take a more extensive look pended by the end of the year. The state controller is re-

Council to consider social media options for city

questing the city reimburse the funds because it failed to meet the guidelines. The council will also take a look at the city’s current fiscal state. Mid-year budget estimates suggest that the city of Claremont will meet or slightly exceed budget estimates for 2012-2013, according to a report by Finance Director Adam Pirrie. The city originally estimated General Fund revenues at $21,389,881. By the end of December 2012, 33 percent of the full budget had been received totaling $6,983,018. Police Chief Paul Cooper will also be on hand at Tuesday’s meeting to present 2012’s crime statistics and request that the city hire an additional part-time detective. The new position will cost the city $32,500 a year, according to the report. The council will meet in closed session before the regular meeting to continue water discussions. The public is invited to speak on this item at 5:15 p.m. right before the closed-session begins. For a full look at Tuesday night’s agenda, visit www.ci.claremont.ca.us.
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com

Saturday, February 2 Police found a 19-year-old college student passed out on the pavement in the 900 block of Ninth Street early Saturday morning. Though the college student was drunk, officers believe there may be more to the story as the student was found with 2 golf ball-sized lumps to his head and blood in and around his mouth. Needless to say he was a bit grumpy with police, muttering a few curse words incoherMY SIDE OF THE LINE continued from the previous page


galleries will now be attached to the end of stories so you can see the images from that particular shoot. You’ll be able to read all about an event and see the photos packaged together with the story. To continue our focus on helping small businesses, we have created simple, easy-to-understand online marketing packages to enhance print advertising. Our popular online business directory already sends 1200 customers to Claremont businesses a day. And it’s free to register your business. Don’t have the time to figure out your Internet marketing? We will help you get started and even maintain your presence as one of our customers. The COURIER will remain a key component in helping Claremont businesses succeed. We have done this for decades, and will continue to do so in this ever-changing digital age. I could keep going, but we want to surprise you all as we roll out these improvements next month. I also realize that in this day, change can be scary and create gloom about the future. But even as other newspapers struggle, the COURIER will continue to prosper as one of the best community newspapers in the country. From the staff and myself, we want to thank you for all your support and good wishes.

ently, according to Detective Robert Ewing. He could not remember anything other than the fact that he was at The Colleges. Because of his injuries, the student was airlifted to USC Medical Center for treatment. While students have reported that a man in a black hood had attacked the victim, police have no evidence to support these claims. Campus Safety is reviewing surveillance footage in hopes of finding out the true story. **** Church did not prove to be a sanctuary for a 15-year-old male hiding from police. The juvenile proved an easy find in a couple of games of “hide and seek” Saturday morning. While hiding out in some bushes on the side of a residence in the 1600 block of Rutgers Court, it soon became apparent he chose the wrong patch of foliage. His hiding place was located in front of a side window in plain view of the 86-year-old resident. When the resident approached the teen, suspecting him of attempting to break into his home, the juvenile took off. Police set up a perimeter and eventually located the boy hiding in another set of bushes, this time in front of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. He was not successful in getting away this time. He was arrested for prowling and resisting officers. Sunday, February 3 Police were called to Hotel Claremont, 840 S. Indian Hill Blvd., Sunday morning regarding a TV stolen from a room. Employees reported that the crook had entered the room through a hotel room window. However, there was more to the story. The hotel room window had been previously broken, and instead of being repaired, the hole had simply been covered with a piece of cardboard and tape, according to Det. Ewing. Investigation continues. Monday, February 4 Students at the Claremont Colleges now have an additional reason to take

COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff College Avenue commuters awoke Monday morning to find a makeshift crosswalk drawn across the roadway in white spray paint with the word “(s)troll” beckoning pedestrians across.

their time crossing College Avenue, thanks to an unknown vandal. College Avenue commuters awoke Monday morning to find a makeshift crosswalk drawn across the roadway in white spray paint with the word “(s)troll” beckoning pedestrians across. Campus safety officers blocked each side of the walkway to discourage pedestrians from using the fake crosswalk. The vandals may be feeling smug about the prank, but the last laugh may be on them. Police have found the white spray paint can and will be dusting it for prints. **** Riding a bicycle through Claremont “brings me tranquility,” said a 30-yearold Pomona resident to police after being caught in a series of thefts around 1:15 a.m. on Monday. Police did not buy the sob story. Daniel Ortiz had been spotted by a witness stealing items from unlocked cars in the 600 block of Scottsbluff Drive. When police caught up with him, Mr. Ortiz had so many stolen items piled up on his handlebars that he could barely keep his bicycle upright as he peddled, according to Det. Ewing. Police

helped relieve him of the problem. He was arrested for petty theft and possession of stolen property and the stolen property was returned to the rightful owners. Tuesday, February 5 A woman staying at Howard Johnson Express Inn, 721 S. Indian Hill, returned to her hotel room around 2 a.m. Tuesday to an unwelcome surprise: a man fast asleep on her bed with 2 rounds of ammunition next to him. The woman admitted to police that she had lent her room to a female friend earlier in the day. The man refused to identify himself, but his tattoos did the talking for him. Police were able to identify him, based on his ink, as a parolee at large wanted for assault with a deadly weapon. He was also in possession of stolen property and a meth pipe. Thirty-three-year-old Oscar Castanon of Pomona was arrested for the warrant, for giving false information to a police officer and for the drug paraphernalia.
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com


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Carnivores rejoice in Claremont’s burger boom


here’s a retail trend hitting Claremont and it comes on a bun with a side of fries. High-end burgers are taking over the Claremont food scene but as far as one can tell, no one’s taste buds are complaining. As other local food establishments fold, in Claremont the burger reigns supreme.
Bacon-infused jalapeno jam, caramelized onions and melted aged Gouda aren’t the makings of your typical fast food burger. But then, there isn’t anything standard about the Claremont burger boom. From north to south and brioche bun to butter roll, this city has the fixings and the foodies appreciate it. “Claremont is just a very special place, whether burger or any cuisine,” said John Solana, owner of The Back Abbey restaurant. “We have people that are educated in food. They are well-traveled and appreciate good wine and good drink. I think businesses are seeing that and taking the chance.” The Back Abbey, a small, unassuming gastropub, is on Claremonters’ radar for its delicious meat, cheese and bun creations, which start at $11. “I love the laid-back atmosphere, the beer selection and the quality of the burgers,” said Tricia Frost, who has visited the joint more times than she can count. “All of the ingredients are so fresh and the meat is high-quality. It has everything I want on a burger—caramelized onion, the aioli....[The Back Abbey] is definitely my go-to restaurant in Claremont.” Mr. Solana, who admittedly eats an InN-Out burger with his daughters at least once a week, wanted to up the stakes in creating his own burgers for Claremont crowds. The Back Abbey’s burgers showcase fancier ingredients than are found on your typical burger, like aged Gouda and cranberry-apple chutney. “We wanted high-quality cheese and unique profiles,” Mr. Solana said. And they take the time to develop those profiles. Preparing the fresh ingredients begins at 6 or 6:30 a.m. Caramelizing the onions for the burgers alone takes 4 hours, he says. “We just want to do the burger right,” Mr. Solana said. “And it just so happened that it is a huge craze in Claremont.” While The Back Abbey is the pioneer of Claremont’s movement, continually boasting a packed crowd during meal times, Eureka Burger has taken the same specialized concept and run with it. Eureka Burger opened in spring 2011, and this eatery is further proof that the local gourmet burger scene is alive and well.

COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff The burgers at one of Claremontʼs most recent burger restaurant offerings, Rounds, can be custom-made by each patron including bread, meat, cheese and a variety of toppings.

Server Delaine Dunne clears a table on the porch of the Eureka Burger on Wednesday in Claremont. The large outside dinning area is a big draw for Eureka, particularly during the hot months.

On Fridays and Saturdays, groups of eager customers can be seen gathered outside the burger joint’s doorstep in the Claremont Packing House, waiting for a bite of the action to the tune of 2- to 2-anda-half hour waiting times, according to Assistant Manager Randi Wuhl. Regular Laura Whithorn, enjoying a late lunch with daughter Rebecca on Wednesday afternoon, remembers when the burger place first opened and had hardly any wait time for lunch. Though the lunch hour can now feature a packed crowd, she insists it’s worth the wait. The succulent selections are what keep the Whithorns coming back. “We like the quality and the variety,” Ms. Whithorn said, mentioning her pleasure in the variety of sauces, which include fig and jalapeno-bacon, as well as the unique cheeses. “It’s not your typical cheeseburger.” Burgers at Eureka—ranging in price from $9.50 to $14.95—switch up the status quo with fresh, handcrafted add-ons like pineapple-jalapeño relish, beer barbecue sauce and pickled zucchini. It’s also the only spot in town you can get a bison burger. Paying homage to the craft food and beer movement is a welcome duty of the local burger outlet. “We don’t want the cookie-cutter,” Ms. Wuhl said, something she says the customers appreciate. “We take pride in serving great quality food in a fun atmosphere.” Introducing Claremont residents to outof-the-ordinary food items is also a point of honor for Mirian Ruiz, co-owner of Claremont’s Boca Burger, who serves up an Argentinian twist to the American favorite. Don’t be fooled by the name of the Foothill Boulevard burger place. Boca Burger is not named for the meatless substitute, but for the Argentinian soccer team Boca Juniors. Ms. Ruiz’s culinary creations include 100-percent Angus beef patties made fresh daily by Ms. Ruiz and crew beginning at 6 a.m. To give each burger the taste of Argentina they are known for, Ms. Ruiz mixes each patty with a special chimichurri blend, a mix of minced tomatoes, garlic, onion, roasted peppers and lime juice in a savory sauce. Mr. and Ms. Ruiz have long been a part of the Claremont food revolution, though Boca Burger didn’t open until last summer. The Ruizes have shared their talent in the kitchen with Claremont students for years, which began with a catering business that travels to schools throughout the Claremont Unified School District. With the opportunity to set up a home base for their business in the Old School House complex, a cafe featuring burgers was at the top of Ms. Ruiz’s list. “There’s a universal language that comes with burgers,” Ms. Ruiz said. “It’s the American comfort food.”
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School board mulls over service center relocation


he Thursday, February 7 meeting of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education started with the swearing-in of 2 new student board members and the acceptance of a second petition by a potential Claremont charter school, the Embracing the Whole Child Arts and Technology Academy.

Claremont High School student Carolyn Bird and San Antonio High School student Aimee Orcasitas got started right away, delivering reports on the activities
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of local schools later in the meeting. The petition for Embracing the Whole Child Academy, proposed by Lynette Lucas, will be reviewed at a public hearing at the May 17, 2013 gathering of the school board. Along with applause for the new student reps, kudos were extended to Sumner student Axel Garcia, whose Toys for Tots cam- CUSD paign this past holiday sea- BOARD son netted enough toys to brighten Christmas for 200 local families. The Claremont Chamber of Commerce was also honored for continuing its Best B.E.T. mini-grant program, which each year awards grants ranging from $250 to $1000 to Claremont teachers looking to launch a program aiding ner space in south Claremont’s Auto Center Drive shopping complex, they snatched up the spot. “It was a great location, right off the freeway. It suited us well,” Mr. Ghaby said. He adds that he and his brother were also eager to contribute a different facet to the Claremont burger craze. “We want to provide premium food at reasonable prices,” he said of his burgers, priced starting at $4.95 with toppings ranging from $0.75 to $1. “In this economy, that’s what people are looking for. Quality food and taste at more affordable prices.” The south Claremont store marks the second Rounds site opened up by the Ghabys, the first located in West Hollywood. A self-proclaimed hamburger lover and picky eater, Mr. Ghaby got into the burger business because he was tired of the limited options when it came to his favorite ground round. “I hated that all you could get were the standard mustard and ketchup,” he explained.

in educating and building self-esteem in local kids. Much of the meeting was taken up with real estate concerns, with Rick Cota, executive director of the CUSD Service Center, delivering a proposal for the Service Center’s potential future relocation. At the January 17 gathering of the schoolboard, the Surplus Properties Advisory Committee, better known as the 7-11 Committee, recommended that 2 CUSD properties be declared as surplus. The recommendation to sell the shortlived La Puerta middle school at 2475 N. Forbes Avenue hasn’t occasioned much discussion because, aside from being used for a while for adult school classes, the property has been deserted for years.

Declaring surplus the site on which the current Service Center is located, however, has raised concerns and questions among school board members, most notably Steven Llanusa. Mr. Llanusa feels declaring the property surplus before plans have been made to relocate Service Center operations is premature. What’s more, he urges the school board not to embrace any proposals for a new Service Center site without first thinking the matter over thoroughly, citing 2 earlier promising proposals that never panned out. Mr. Cota acknowledged Mr. Llanusa’s concerns but said he felt that his proposal, which centered around relocating
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While specializing in the American classic, Boca burgers also serves breakfast and a variety of other lunch and dinner items including sausage sandwiches, empanadas, pasta and chili cheese fries. The Ruizes continue to cater to the schools, and to the general public, while also running an eatery they, and the students they serve, can call their own. Claremont High School freshmen Ernest Smith, Ayinde Cole and Mato Pacheco make the trek to Boca Burger every day after school, enjoying a bite before heading back for junior varsity soccer practice. “The people here are really nice,” Ayinde said. “And the food is good,” added Mato. His favorite is the classic Boca Hamburger with only lettuce and a bun, at just $3.39. On the other side of town, George Ghaby and brother Charbel Ghaby have become the latest to join in on Claremont’s burger boom with the launch of Rounds Premium Burgers last month. When the brothers heard of the open cor-

Boca Burger owner Mirian Ruiz cooks burgers at the Old School House eatery she opened in June with her husband. The shop features a nice selection of burgers with a focus on the flavors of Argentina.

COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff The Back Abbey Burger is the signature offering at The Back Abbey in the Village. Itʼs made with dry-aged ground beef, aged Gouda, mustard aioli, caramelized onion, Niman Ranch bacon and micro-greens served on a Brioche bun.

At Rounds, guests are able to build their own burger, opting for the standard ketchup and mustard or expanding to create a beef, veggie or chicken or turkey burger laden with thousand island, garlic or chipotle aioli, pesto mayo or Tabasco ketchup, among others. Premium toppings include crispy onion strings, green chile peppers, sautéed mushrooms and grilled pineapple. Guests simply check boxes on a piece of paper. “We offer a ton of choices without getting complicated,” Mr. Ghaby said. For first-time customers, Mr. Ghaby recommends going with the classic cheeseburger, allowing the taste of the buttery brioche bun, baked fresh daily, to take over. When asked to describe the bun, one word comes to mind: “Butter,” he said. Burger aficionados Rafael Minero and his mother Trina Minero stopped by Rounds for the first time last week, intrigued with the build-your-own concept. Ms. Minero opted for a basic grilled cheeseburger with a splash of thousand island while Rafael prepared to feast on a creation topped with sliced avocado and rings of sautéed onion. “We like the choice and the convenience,” Mr. Minero said. “It was something different.” The variety and uniqueness of each

burger creation—bison burger or vegetarian patty, served plain or piled high with toppings—is precisely what keeps the burger revolution alive in Claremont, Mr. Solana said. “No matter if you bring another place that serves burgers into town, any more options in food choices for any town, including Claremont, is just going to make us better,” Mr. Solana said. “There is a market for everybody.”
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com

Take a bite out of Claremont’s latest craze:
The Back Abbey is at 128 N. Oberlin Ave., behind the Laemmle in Village West. Information: www.thebackabbey.com. Eureka! Burger can be found down the street from The Back Abbey in the Packing House at 580 W. First St. Check out their offerings by visiting www.eurekaburger.com. Boca Burger, nestled in the Old School House complex next to Trader Joe’s, is at 425 W. Foothill Blvd. Call 625-8992 for information. Rounds Premium Burgers is at 885 S. Indian Hill Blvd. Stop by or take a look at the ingredients to build your own burger ahead of time at www.roundsburgers.com.

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, February 9, 2013


Ahh, those funny times
by Jan Wheatcroft



was in Sweden staying with my Swedish friends, Susanna and Christer. They were planning to move and were looking for a house in the country and were juggling their finances to see what they could afford to buy.
One day, we had an outing to a small village called Trosa. I was feeling lucky that day and when we went into a little shop I decided to buy some lottery tickets, something I never do. But when the feeling says, “Today’s the day of luck,” I listen. So I bought 2 lottery cards for 10 SK (Swedish Kroner=$1.75) and one for 30 SK (=$5). We went to a cafe for a coffee, where I scratched off my tickets. I enjoyed playing the bingo games and, at the end, I saw that I had correctly matched on the 25,000 SK line. I made them read the card over and over and we figured that I had actually won. That was $4000. I couldn’t believe it at first but as it set in that I had actually won, I began to spend the money. As we drank our coffees and nibbled on our buns, I gave Susanna and Christer $2000 to add to their house fund. Then we discussed what to do with the rest; spend it, save it or give it away to charity. We went over and over both options examining the ticket for tricks or flaws and juggling the money and what to do with it. I found myself totally carried away and excited. It was a “high” moment. Finally, we went back to the shop completely assured of being a winner. This was the big moment and I could visualize the man handing me a load of cash. “I won,” I said, and the man took the ticket. He said, “Yes, 30 SK.” ($5) “What?” shouted Susanna, “not 30 SK, but 25,000 SK?” The shopkeeper said “No. It is only 30 SK, as you got only one line and that is the rule.” I felt all the air sucked out of me. I had already spent all of the money and even had a small piece of a home yet unbought. We laughed until we wept all the way home. After all, a good laugh is worth a lot. HIDDEN VOICES I live in a very small duplex. A small house equals close quarters. The smoke alarm was mounted in the hall slap dab next to the kitchen. Whenever I cooked anything the smoke alarm would go off and, as I love to cook, it seemed to need to work overtime. Even my neighbor would come over ready to help put out the numerous fires which were really nothing more than steam. So I pulled out the batteries and left it like that: peaceful, quiet and non-protecting. When I was traveling last summer, my landlady had a new smoke alarm put in, one that protects against smoke and CO2 poisoning.

A few months ago, I was quietly sitting in my living room, next to the hallway that brings all of the rooms together, when a voice shouted, “Evacuate! Evacuate!” I leapt out of my chair and out of my body as well, wondering who had entered my house and was telling me to get out. Horns blew, voices shouted and I finally realized it was my smoke alarm complete with a demanding person inside. Of course, I felt rather foolish but then I forgot about it. A month later, my sister came to visit and the same thing happened again: the voice shouting “Evacuate! Evacuate!” The bells and whistles scared my sister and made me roll with laughter as I explained about the alarm situation. After the third such visitation where no cooking was involved, I removed said alarm from hallway and put it on a top shelf in the living room. My Swedish friends came for a visit in December. The alarm decided to entertain us and shouted its “evacuate” orders and performed with its musical interlude. I threw it into the unused fireplace and it repeated itself several times. It was now not serving any purpose other that to annoy. On the day the electrician came to give me an estimate on some electrical work, I had placed the alarm in a basket on the front porch, hoping its position would bring silence. As the electrician walked up my steps, the alarm spoke. “Evacuate! Evacuate!” ring, ring, bing, pling. He jumped back and looked around as I opened the door. That did it. He removed the batteries, thus silencing the little gremlin forever. Yes, I have a new one, mounted in the living room. This one has better manners and is well-behaved, so far.

I can hardly wait till we are grown-up players and can cut all our hair off and grow big beards.

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Claremont won’t be bullied by Golden State Water Company
Dear Editor: Recently, Golden State Water Company escalated its efforts to wage a deceptive and misleading campaign against Claremont and its residents. The city of Claremont will not sit quietly by and allow Golden State’s attacks to go without a response. These baseless attacks are designed to confuse and intimidate the ratepayers in Claremont. This week, Golden State sent a campaign mail piece to Claremont residents wrongly claiming they are working to “protect private property rights” and that the city is secretly working to “grab” the water system in Claremont. The fact remains that Golden State is working tirelessly to protect its water monopoly in Claremont. As correctly reported in this and every media outlet in the area, the city has made an offer to purchase the Claremont water system, and with good reason. Golden State is charging our residents some of the highest water rates in California and are seeking approval to raise our rates another 24.54 percent in 2013. The vast majority of Californians receive their water from a municipal or other public agency provider. However, since Golden State is a profit-motivated investor-owned utility, the city’s residents are not entitled to a transparent and accountable process, where water rates are established locally and in compliance with the State’s open meeting laws. Golden State has hired lobbyists, lawyers, former Claremont McKenna College employees and others to make biased and misleading statements on the company’s behalf. Indeed, Golden State and its allies have gone as far as to compare our offer to pur-

chase the water system with the stealing of homes and churches in Claremont. Their attacks are shameful. Golden State wants to keep its monopoly and to control the future of the water system in Claremont. As mayor, I will not sit idly by while a for-profit company plays politics with one of life’s most precious resources, our water. The city council and I will continue to work on behalf of Claremont residents to ensure that our community has a voice when it comes to our water system. As many of you have told us, Claremont ratepayers have taken a backseat to Golden State Water for far too long.
Larry Schroeder Mayor of Claremont

Light flickers through trees Retreats from green carpet lawn Claremont winter’s eve
—Michael Bever Haiku submissions should reflect upon life or events in Claremont. Please email entries to editor@claremont-courier.com.

from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Each week, I look forward to a stimulating and friendly discussion of a wide range of topics brought up in our media, local and international. The number of people participating each week varies from 5 to occasionally as many as 15. One has only to show up. Each guest may simply listen or take a several-minute turn to bring up a topic they would like discussed. When I bring up a topic, I’m always amazed at the variety of interesting points of view that the group presents. The ambiance for this discussion group is outstanding. I wish to thank the Joslyn Center folks for providing this opportunity for such a pleasant weekly experience. I encourage anyone to stop by.
Nancy Oostmeyer Claremont

Agendas for city meetings are available at www.ci.claremont.ca.us Tuesday, February 12 City Council Special Meeting Closed Session Council Chamber, 5:15 p.m. City Council Council Chamber, 6:30 p.m.

Not a unique error
Dear Editor: As much as I love the stories of Marilee Scaff and Monique Saigal, I am (not for the first time) disturbed by editorial mis-use of the word unique. While Marilee and Monique have unusual and extraordinary life stories, they are not “unique” women—every woman, every person, is unique. The word means “one of a kind.” English teachers never die… Pedantically yours,
Julie Steinbach Claremont

Presenting both sides
Dear Editor: Wanted to publicly thank Scripps College for hosting Charles Krauthammer Thursday evening at the Garrison Theater. I’ve always believed that a college’s job is to teach students to think independently and to present both sides of an issue so they (the students) are able to make informed decisions. With the heavy concentration of liberal professors in most colleges; in many instances, they present only one-side while diminishing the other. The students and adults were polite and excited to have a guest as special as “Charles.” Thank you!
Jim Chick Claremont

Current events at the Joslyn
Dear Editor: I have been a participant and occasional leader of the “Current Events” discussion group for many years. This activity takes place in the Eucalyptus Room at the Joslyn Center on Thursday mornings

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Daniel Martínez
On Friday, January 25, 2013, nearly 20 years after his first diagnosis, Daniel Martínez lost his battle with prostate cancer. He was 84. Mr. Martínez was born November 20, 1928 in Claremont to Daniel Fernández Martínez and Nieves Guadalupe Miranda Martínez, who came to the United States from Mexico as youngsters. The third of 10 children, he began his education in a segregated school in Ontario, California. As a child, he sang and danced professionally with his brothers and sisters, performing folklóricos with the Padua Hills Players. In Mr. Martínez’ teen years, his father became ill, so he went to work to help support the family. Each year, he and his siblings traveled across California following the harvest as migrants, often missing weeks of school. Despite this, Mr. Martínez excelled academically, and lettered in track and field at Claremont High School. With a scholarship from a local philanthropist, Mr. Martínez attended Chaffey College, UCLA and UC Santa Barbara, earning a bachelor’s degree in history. He went on to Claremont Graduate University, where he earned a master’s degree and a teaching credential. His 1958 master’s thesis on the Bracero Program has been widely studied and in 2009 was recognized as part of the Smithsonian Insti-

dent John F. Kennedy’s NDEA “Sputnik” teacher’s workshops at the University of Kansas in 1961. Mr. Martínez married his sweetheart, Barbara Dawrs, a Pomona College graduate, in 1955. With a shared love of learning and commitment to service, Mr. and Mrs. Martínez traveled extensively, including a 1985 sabbatical in Madrid, Spain. As active members of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, the Arrowhead Arts Council, the Democratic Party and other groups, the Martínez family shared their gifts and talents across the community. Mr. Martínez was a multi-talented individual. He was an accomplished artist—a gifted photographer, painter and wood carver whose work is part of private and public collections. He was also a dedicated husband and a loving father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend. “He leaves a legacy of countless students, colleagues and friends whose lives were touched by his larger-than-life spirit, his zest for learning and his joyful approach to each day, always accompanied by a song,” family shared. As a child, Mr. Martínez suffered from Bell’s Palsy, with a resulting facial paralysis that left him with his signature “crooked” smile. Having been different as a child, he had a special appreciation for kids who had trouble fitting in, and was always a champion of those who struggle to overcome life’s obstacles. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his younger sisters, Pascualita Martínez and Christina Gonzalez Perez. Mr. Martínez is survived by his wife Barbara, better known as “Bobbie”; by his children, Elizabeth, Lee Anne, Michele, Daniel (Lissa), Reneé and Paul (Lisa); by his grandchildren, Mariam “Mimi” and Isabel Diawara, Javier Martínez, and Cara and Mia Martínez; by his siblings, Eusevia “Cheva” García, Gene “Queño” (Dolores), Isabel (Joe) Alba, Patrocinio (Beth Ann), Veronica “Lupita” Bone (Gordon) Curtis, Marciano (Mercedes) and Richard Martínez. He also leaves 45 nieces and nephews and their families and numerous cousins, including his good friend and cousin, Dr. Peter Armendárez, a nuclear physicist who inspired Mr. Martínez in his passion for higher education. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 9 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 27627 Rim of the World Dr. in Lake Arrowhead. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Rim of the World Community Scholarship Council, PO Box 1816, Blue Jay, CA 92317. Checks should be noted “In memory of Daniel Martínez.”

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tution’s permanent history archive. A passionate scholar and inspired mentor, Mr. Martínez taught for 37 years at schools including Claremont High, Riverside Poly and San Bernardino Valley College as well as at Rim of the World High School in Lake Arrowhead, where he headed the Foreign Language Department from 1956 to 1987. Besides Spanish, he taught driver’s education and photography, officiated in basketball and coached track and field. An active member of the Pacific Coast Council of Latin American Studies, Mr. Martínez was part of Presi-


Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider a proposed ordinance amending Chapters 16.033 and 16.324 of the Claremont Municipal Code to comply with Government Code Sections 65915 through 65917 implementing state law regarding density bonuses and incentives for projects Citywide that include affordable housing. The public hearing is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, located at 225 West Second Street, Claremont. At the conclusion of the public hearing, the Commission will be requested to make a recommendation to the City Council regarding adoption of the ordinance. Notice is also given that the Director of Community Development has determined that this ordinance is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under Section 15061(b)(3) of CEQA on the basis that the ordinance does not have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. The purpose of the ordinance is to comply with Government Code Section 65915, which requires cities to adopt implementing ordinances to grant the density bonuses and incentives required by the stateʼs density bonus law Written comments on the proposed ordinance may be submitted to Planning Consultant Belle Newman, Claremont City Hall, P.O. Box 880, Claremont, CA 91711. The public is also invited to make comments on the proposed ordinance at the scheduled public hearing. Questions may be directed to the City of Claremont Planning Division at (909) 399 5470. The ordinance is available for review at the Planning Division counter in City Hall, 207 Harvard Avenue, or the Cityʼs website, www.ci.claremont.ca.us. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need special assistance to participate in the above-mentioned public hearing, please contact the City Clerk at (909) 399-5461 “VOICE” or 1 (800) 735-2929 “TT/TTY.” Notification three working days prior to the meeting, or time when special services are needed, will assist City staff in assuring that reasonable arrangements can be made to provide access to the meeting. Publish: February 9, 2013

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Frances Bray
Missionary, librarian, Pilgrim
Frances Bray, a longtime Pilgrim Place resident, died on January 23, 2013. She was 97. Mrs. Bray was born Frances Norine Hutchison on December 13, 1915 in Haverstraw, New York. Her father was a theological student and went on to serve as a Methodist minister. She had 3 siblings, an older brother Clyde Jr., a younger brother Dwight and a younger sister Betty Lou. The family moved about central Ohio in Mrs. Bray’s youth. In her senior year of high school, she won a chemistry scholarship for $60, which helped pay for her first year at Ohio State University, from which she graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in September of 1936. She then entered Oberlin Graduate School of Theology, and in 1937 earned a master’s degree in religious education. Her master’s thesis was on the need for more women’s emphasis and female role models in the Sunday school curriculum for high school girls.   In 1939, Mrs. Bray attended the First World Christian Youth Conference in Amsterdam, Holland. During this trip, she cycled in England and Europe, returning to the United States just 2 days before World War II was declared. In 1942, she graduated from Western Reserve University with a degree in library science and began work as the librarian of the National Training School for Christian Workers in Kansas City, Missouri. During this time, she received a local pastor’s license at the Grand Avenue Temple Methodist Church.   reer and life dedicated to service in Japan. While Mr. Bray taught theology at Kwansei Gakuin University, Mrs. Bray taught English Bible classes, gave chapel talks and taught English at Seiwa College, all while raising their 3 children. Together, they started 2 churches that are thriving today. The Brays are remembered to this day by their many Japanese students and friends, as teachers and as friends who always opened their home to others. Among other activities, they served as foster parents for several young Japanese children in the process of being adopted by American families. Mrs. Bray returned to her first love, library work, when the Kwansei Gakuin University library needed assistance in publishing a catalog of their English titles. The university quickly realized she had valuable skills and enlisted her to do research on the founder of the university, Bishop Walter Lambuth. Her extensive research entailed visiting China and many archives in the United States, culminating in her presentation of the Founder’s Day Lecture on the occasion of the 90th anniversary celebration of the university.   In 1980, Mr. and Mrs. Bray retired from their work in Japan and returned to the family home in Medford, Oregon. In 1982, they moved to Claremont and became Pilgrims at Pilgrim Place. During their retirement, they often traveled back to Japan and to other places around the world, visiting friends they made over

the years. In 2005, Kwansei Gakuin invited Mrs. Bray back to Japan to give a talk at the 150th anniversary of the founder Bishop Lambuth.   The Brays loved living at Pilgrim Place, making new friends and maintaining relationships developed over years in Japan. Mrs. Bray enjoyed participating in the annual Pilgrim Festival, volunteering for years with the other aficionados of stamp collecting, one of her favorite hobbies. Mrs. Bray was passionate about communicating and reaching out to friends. When email became available, she switched from pen and paper to computer with ease. She learned all the tricks of looking up people and took great delight in finding long-lost friends and resuming contact. She was also reputedly one of the oldest active Facebook participants.   Mrs. Bray is survived by her son, Jim, of Santa Rosa, California; by her daughter, Maggie, of Albany, Oregon; by her son, Tom, of Wickenburg, Arizona; by 6 grandchildren and by 9 great-grandchildren. A memorial service in Mrs. Bray’s honor will be held on February 10, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in Decker Hall at Pilgrim Place, located at 625 Mayflower Road in Claremont. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Frances Bray’s name to the Pilgrim Place Residents’ Health and Support Program (RHSP) fund, 625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont, CA 91711.

Through a mutual friend, she was introduced to William Davenport Bray, who was in training to be an Army chaplain. After a short courtship, they were married in Kansas City. When asked by his future wife how he could be so sure she was the right one in such a short time, Mr. Bray responded, “You only have to see Crater Lake once to know you like it.” Thus began a relationship and partnership that lasted 59 years. The couple had a brief honeymoon at the Oregon Annual Conference before Mr. Bray was deployed to Saipan and Iwo Jima for 22 months. When he returned, they moved to St. Helens, Oregon, where he was appointed minister. In 1952, the Brays volunteered to be missionaries with the Methodist Church and sailed for Japan, launching a 28-year ca-

Roy Anderson
Engineer, innovator, veteran
Roy Irvin Anderson, a longtime Claremont resident, died Friday, January 11, 2013 in La Mesa, California. His wife of 65 years, Virginia, preceded him by only 6 weeks. Mr. Anderson was born March 12, 1922 in Kenosha, Wisconsin to Irvin and Minnie Anderson, the oldest of 3 sons. Coming from humble roots, he worked his way through college and in 1944, earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Later that year, he enlisted in the Army Air Force and became an aerial engineer serving in Europe. On January 3, 1948, Mr. Anderson married Virginia Worthington Anderson, who he had met in college. Their 65-year marriage was a testament to their love and devotion for each other, family shared. After the war, and with the help of the GI Bill, Mr. Anderson earned a master’s degree in engineering from Northwestern University. Following graduate school, Mr. Anderson was hired by Du Pont InMr. Anderson was determined to see the world. In 1962, the Andersons walked away from job and home, and embarked on a yearlong global adventure with their 3 young children. Their travels included 7 months in the Indian Ocean island Republic of the Seychelles. Throughout their marriage, the couple visited more than 50 countries. Returning from their year abroad in 1963, the Andersons landed in California, where they took up residence. Mr. Anderson became plant manager of Plastron, a small plastics company he would one day co-own. In 1974, Mr. Anderson, along with his business partner Richard Lauer, purchased Plastron from Cutter Laboratories in one of the first leveraged buyouts. Plastron became the world’s foremost independent supplier of medical tubing, and Mr. Anderson’s engineering skill helped establish several other companies. His work included innovations in outdoor furniture as well as plumbing. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson lived in Clare-

mont for 40 years until 2010, when they moved into assisted living in San Diego. Mr. Anderson is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Jean Anderson of Illinois; by his sister-in-law, Janice Anderson of Arizona; by his 3 children, Dr. Wayne Anderson and wife Jeanine LaFrance of La Mesa, California, Dr. Reid Anderson and his partner Denise Grimes of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Carolyn Anderson Styler and her husband David Styler of La Cañada, California. He also leaves 4 grandchildren, David Anderson, Kristen Anderson, Lindsay Styler and Lauren (Styler) Vargas and her husband Rolando Vargas. A celebration of the lives of Roy and Virginia Anderson will be held February 23, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Christ Church, located at 1127 N. San Antonio Ave. in Ontario. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Christ Church.

dustries, where he was a primary researcher on the team that invented Mylar. Following the sudden loss of his parents in 1959 to an automobile accident,

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Sample ballots available for March 5 election
Residents were mailed sample ballots this week for the city of Claremont’s upcoming election, to be held on Tuesday, March 5. Three candidates are running for 2 open seats on city council: Michael Keenan and incumbents Corey Calaycay and Larry Schroeder. Sample ballots are available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and Hindi and may be viewed by visiting www.lavote.net. To vote in the election, Claremont residents must be registered by February 19. Polls will open at 7 a.m. on March 5 and close at 8 p.m., at which time ballot tabulation will begin in the City Council Chamber, 225 W. Second St. For more information on each of the candidates, pick up a copy of the February 6 edition of the COURIER.


the Service Center to the San Antonio High School campus, is a good start in launching a much-needed conversation about the move. avid Nemer expressed concerns during a following public comment period that placing a service center at San Antonio High School would jeopardize students well-being by taking away beneficial green space. Board member Hilary LaConte agreed, noting that the school has only recently benefited from the removal of some portable classrooms that she felt marred the San Antonio landscape. Mr. Cota said he was quite open to the possibility of the Service Center being relocated elsewhere. He emphasized, however, that the new Service Center he is suggesting will be significantly smaller, perhaps 6000 or 7000 square feet along with several large storage containers. At the current Service Center, the warehouse alone is 8700 square feet. Add to that a 1000 foot storage area, among other facilities, and a huge parking lot and you’re looking at a pretty large piece of property. All of this can be streamlined, Mr. Cota said, because the needs of CUSD have changed. The district once had a large fleet of buses and employed a team of mechanics as well as their own groundskeepers as well as housing the associated equipment. In order to harness economy of scale, the district also used to store large amounts of supplies, such as reams and reams of paper. Now, he said, the buses are gone. Groundskeeping is contracted out and new supplies can be ordered as needed with the click of a button via computer. A smaller facility would be more than sufficient, and would likely be significantly more energy- and costefficient. The board praised Mr. Cota for his proposal, delivered via Powerpoint, which included images of a potential Service Center configuration on the San Antonio High School site superimposed on an overhead view of the campus culled from Google Maps. Mr. Llanusa and Ms. LaConte urged Mr. Cota and his team to continue exploring possible sites for the relocation of the Service Center. Mr. Cota’s and his facilities team’s next step, he said, is to figure out what kind of equipment the district may want to get rid of instead of continuing to house it in an oversized, underused Service Center. “With all that room, we’ve kind of become packrats,” he said. “The Antiques Roadshow could probably come out and have a field day. We’ve got band-saws that haven’t been turned on in 30 years.”
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Padua Hills Theatre offers community use to nonprofits
The city of Claremont Padua Hills Theatre Community Use Program reserves dates each year for local nonprofit organizations interested in hosting community events at substantially reduced rates. Applications for events that will take place between January 1 and December 31, 2014 are now being accepted.  Applications are subject to the review and approval of the Community Use Committee.  Agencies that are awarded a community use date will receive an event rental package that is valued at over $5550. There are currently 9 community use days available throughout the year that accommodate both weekend and weekday events. All applications must be submitted to the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., by Monday, March 18 at 5 p.m. for priority consideration. Otherwise, applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.  Nonprofit organizations interested in submitting an application may download an Event Planning Form, Facility Rules, and Community Use Addendum on the city website at www.ci.claremont.ca.us.  An optional meeting will be conducted at the Padua Hills Theatre on Tuesday, March 5 at 11 a.m. to tour the site. RSVP to Management Analyst Lauren Marshall if you plan to attend. Ms. Marshall can be reached at 3995356 or lmarshall@ci.claremont.ca.us. Photos of the Padua Hills Theatre can be seen at the Chantrelles website at www.chantrellescatering.com.

New Wilderness Park hours in effect beginning February 8
New hours of operation for the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park have officially gone into effect. Approved by the council in December, park hours will now rotate every month to coincide with the year’s fluctuating dawn and dusk times. Through the month of February, the park will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Claremont police offers will give citations to those hikers found in the park after the designated times. For a full list of operating hours for the Wilderness Park, visit the city’s website at www.ci.claremont.ca.us.

Library hosts George Washington presentation
The Claremont Public Library hosts Peter Small as George Washington in a special presentation about the father of our country and the US Constitution. The free program hosted by the Friends of the Claremont Library takes place this Wednesday, February 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Claremont Library meeting room. Mr. Small is an adjunct instructor for the Older Adults Program at the North Orange County Community College District and worked as a presenter at Knott’s Berry Farm’s Thomas Edison Workshop for 10 years. The program is geared for ages 12 and up. For information, call 621-4902 or visit www.colapublib.org.

Zumba fitness event to benefit El Roble Cheer Squad
The El Roble Cheer Boosters will host a special fundraising event on Saturday, February 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Health & Wellness Zumba Fun Day will feature Zumba exercise class sessions at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. A number of local wellness professionals will be on hand, including Diversity Spa, Atlas Spinal Care, Juice Plus, Claremont Colonic and Nutrient Center, and Om Sweet Om. Luch, including fresh juice, salads and organic brown rice sushi, will be available for purchase. Admission is $10, with proceeds benefiting the El Roble Intermediate School Cheer Squad. Zumba Day will be held at Taylor Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd. For information, call Rosanne Dudart at (951) 9666855.

Students make the grade
Emmanuel Garcia of Claremont and currently a sophomore theatrical production arts major at Ithaca College, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester. Leah J. McConnell of Claremont has been named to first honors on the Clark University Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester.

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Wolfe’s nears the century mark, looks forward to a healthy future


or an astonishing 96 years, Wolfe’s Market has been an archetypal mom and pop, handed down from father to son for generations while continuing to provide quality food and service to the Claremont community.

A few years ago—with the store hit by a double-whammy of a crippling recession and the arrival of some stiff competition in the form of 2 new local grocery stores, Trader Joe’s and Sprouts—current owner Tom Wolfe wasn’t sure the longstanding enterprise would make it to 100. Buoyed by family support and enthused by a new direction, however, Mr. Wolfe is more optimistic than he has been in years. Mr. Wolfe’s son-in-law Jeff Clark came on board as marketing manager not long ago, bringing some fresh concepts, among them an active social media presence, to a business that is already very much a family affair. Mr. Wolfe’s wife, Shauna, works alongside him, keeping the business running smoothly. His sister, Terri Ingalls, serves as the market’s baker. His daughter-in-law, Melonie Wolfe, runs the store’s website, while his daughter, Kirsti Clark, is in charge of the Wolfe’s Market blog. Surprisingly, it was a non-business pursuit that nudged the grocery store towards its latest niche: that of a weightloss management site. A year ago, Mr. Wolfe realized he was in trouble. In the wake of a knee injury, he had cut back significantly on the regular racquetball games that once kept him trim. He had gained weight and with the extra fat

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COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff Tyler Clark, 5, and his brother Jackson, 4, greet their grandfather Tom Wolfe on Thursday at Wolfeʼs market. Wolfeʼs is a true family market, with the fourth and fifth generation currently running the store.

came high cholesterol and pre-diabetes. Then, he saw an infomercial for Tony Horton’s 9P0X home exercise regimen, which bills itself as being able to reboot anyone’s body in 90 days via an intense cross-training exercise program. Using the new workout, Mr. Wolfe lost 5 pounds in a month. For his second month, he added a new element to his regimen. He began starting the day with

the Beach Body diet supplement drink Shakeology and, after 30 days, had lost 25 pounds. Realizing he was on to something, Mr. Wolfe introduced P90X and Shakeology to his son-in-law, who had put on some weight after trading his college football career for life as a busy dad of 3. They agreed to commit themselves completely to getting healthy, each turn-

ing their garage into a home gym. A year later, both of them have reached their fitness goals, complete with before-andafter pictures of their transformation from out-of-shape to top form. “It was an incredible journey, a lifechanging event,” Mr. Wolfe said of their mutual move toward renewed wellness.
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Tom Wolfe is the fourth generation in his family to own Wolfeʼs Market on Foothill Boulevard in Claremont. The recession and increased competition has made the last few years a challenge for the longtime business. However, Mr. Wolfe is committed to continuing to serve as the communityʼs local grocer.

They decided that Wolfe’s Market should carry Shakeology and other Beach Body supplements. You can also now visit The Kitchen and have them whip up a Shakeology smoothie, featuring chocolate, banana and almond milk. Mr. Clark then suggested they take things a step further by offering specialized meal plans featuring pre-prepared

meals that health-minded clients can pick up right at Wolfe’s. “He brings in a ton of fresh ideas,” Mr. Wolfe said of his enterprising son-in-law. Wolfe’s currently has 45 customers who stop by for freshly prepared meals featuring what is considered to be an ideal balance of protein, carbs and fat. There are even a couple of P90X-inspired dishes available in the Kitchen that are proving popular with customers at large, including a roasted root vegetable salad. Mr. Wolfe has also led 2 groups of customers in a Beach Body Ultimate Reset Cleanse, which he says takes a lot of commitment. He is truly delighted to be able to offer customers tools through which they can improve their bodies and their lives. “It’s the first time I’ve been excited about anything here in a long time, because we help so many people,” he said. While those interested in a significant lifestyle change may be intrigued by Wolfe’s new direction, traditionalists will be relieved to hear that Wolfe’s has not stopped specializing in the items that have made the market a local treasure for years: produce chosen for its freshness and variety and regularly restocked, prime meat cut as lean as possible and pre-prepared food that is skillfully seasoned and oven-ready. Mr. Wolfe is also dedicated to maintaining a positive culture at the store. At a recent meeting, Mr. Wolfe and his em-

COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff A shopper passes the produce section and mural by artist Jeff Faust on Thursday at Wolfeʼs Market. The mural depicts scenes of old Claremont along with a few icons important to the Wolfe family.

ployees took some time to enumerate the things the business stands for. “Quality products. Supreme service,” he listed. “Integrity, which means the ability to do the right thing. To be a team.” “Not just to be a team but to be a family,” Ms. Wolfe corrected him. “That includes our employees and customers.” The final value the Wolfe family came up with is continual improvement, both as a business and as individuals. Claremont deserves excellence, Mr. Wolfe emphasized.

“What keeps us going is the sense of community we have in Claremont,” Mr. Wolfe said. “Some of the values Wolfe’s represents are still important to the people that live here.” These values are timeworn. To put things in historical perspective, Mr. Wolfe’s great-grandfather, John D. Wolfe, first opened J.D. Wolfe & Co. in 1917, when World War I was still raging. The original Mr. Wolfe handed the store
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down to his son, who handed it down to his son, Ed Wolfe, the current owner’s father. Ed is still alive, Tom notes, adding “He still comes around to check up on me.” When he does, he finds a store stocked with plenty of fresh fruits and veggies, a tip-top butcher shop and, along with household staples, an array of gourmet products that make Wolfe’s an invaluable asset to local foodies. These include gourmet sauces from the Maine-based company Stonewall Kitchen; milk in glass bottles from Broguiere’s in Montebello, Dr. Bob’s Handcrafted Ice Creams, high in butter-fat and quality ingredients

like Sharffen Berger chocolate and developed by Robert Small, a longtime Cal Poly Pomona professor; and hard-to-find specialty drinks like Sioux City Sarsparilla. It’s features like these that Claremont resident Gail Broome has come to expect from her favorite local market. “The produce is top-notch. It’s like a European market,” Ms. Broome said. “I also like the fact that they have a butcher. You can come in and order anything in advance. And there really is nowhere else in the area where you can get premade food of really good quality.” Ms. Broome notes that she also has a family connection to the store. Her husband, now 43, worked as a cashier at

COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff Meat manager John Hoover has worked at Wolfeʼs Market in Claremont for 23 years. The market has many longtime employees as well as loyal customers.

Wolfe’s when he was a teenager. As a result, he has more than a little nostalgia for the little market that keeps on going. “I also think that it’s important to keep places like this open,” she said. “Why not keep places like this open, places with this kind of history, so that not everything becomes a chain, a corporation, a conglomeration.” With the Wolfes feeling more confident and revitalized than they have in

years, Claremonters will likely be able to stop in at the storied neighborhood grocery for many years to come. It’s a prospect they relish. “We’re lucky to be in the community—we’re lucky to be in Claremont,” Ms. Wolfe said. “We have great customers. The people in this area really do appreciate quality products.”
—Sarah Torribio storribio@claremont-courier.com


Claremont COURIER/Saturday, February 9, 2013


Thunder wins clash of undefeated teams


n the B-2 Division of Claremont Youth Basketball last week, the unbeaten Thunder and Lightning squared off against each other in a preview of the upcoming tournament final in 4 weeks’ time.
The Thunder defeated the Lightning by 3 points to keep with their goal of maintaining the first undefeated season ever in the 5th-6th graders division of CYB. What’s impressive is the Thunder has achieved all this with 5th-graders and even one 4th-grader. Coached by Frank Gower, the team features his 3 sons, Tommy, Frankie and Jake, with the offense centering through point guard Jacob Lopez and shooting guard Jacob Allridge. “We have beaten most teams pretty handily, but every year the Lighting give us trouble. Their coach, Kevin Patterson, always has a great team,” said Coach Gower. With 2 games to go, the Thunder is certainly the team to beat, and the season’s tournament will begin on February 24. “I have tried to teach the guys some structure, and some actual plays that we can run so that they are ready when they get into the older divisions,” Coach Gower said. “They’re a great group of kids and always play aggressively.”
—Chris Oakley sports@claremont-courier.com

COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff The Claremont Youth Basketball boys Division B-2 Thunder team celebrate their victory over the Lightning by a score of 30-25 last weekend in the El Roble gym. The 2 teams were both undefeated going into Saturdayʼs game, making for some great competition.


Claremont COURIER/Saturday, February 9, 2013


Wolfpack wins highlight start of playoff season
Claremont battled the Charter Oak Chargers on Tuesday with playoff implications at the forefront of coaches’ minds. Both Wolfpack soccer teams achieved victories by a wide margin, as did boys basketball. Girls basketball was unable to come up with the win, however. Scores from Claremont’s final regular season games will be featured in the online edition of the COURIER by Monday, and in the print edition by Wednesday. Stay tuned for playoff draws in all sports. BOYS SOCCER Claremont punctuated a strong second half of the season with another solid win against the Chargers. Goals from Eric Teagle and Ben Santia, and a Charter Oak own goal, gave the Wolfpack the 3-0 win and keeps them joint-top of the Sierra League going into the game against Ayala. A win and a Damien loss would see Claremont take pole position and the top seed. GIRLS SOCCER The Lady Wolfpack put 6 goals past the Charter Oak defense, with a consolation goal being the only blip on Claremont’s performance. Karsyn Jordan scored a hat trick, and Madison Stark, Claire Damon and Savanna Lujan all scored for Claremont. The 6-1 secures the Wolfpack a playoff position going into the Ayala match. A win will clinch second place for the Wolfpack in the Sierra League. GIRLS BASKETBALL The Wolfpack fell victim to a second-quarter explosion by the Chargers, falling by the final score of 53-30. Claremont will look to end the season on a high note against the Bulldogs. BOYS BASKETBALL Claremont held Charter Oak to only 7 points in the first half, eventually winning the game 66-39. The Wolfpack players enjoyed an unusual share of point totals, with not a single player scoring in double figures. As a team, Claremont racked up 12 steals and managed to score 66 points while only shooting 44 percent from the field.
—Chris Oakley


This photo from the Wednesday edition ran with an incorrect caption. We apologize for the error.
Claremont High School forward Kelley Collins takes control of the ball while being defended by Chino Hillsʼ Cruz Guerrero last Friday at CHS.

Trustee Sale No. 22956CA Title Order No. 6647058 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/2/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 02/22/2013 at 9:00 AM, MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 05/11/2007, Book, Page, Instrument 20071145661 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: CAROL ANN LEVEY, A SINGLE WOMAN, AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 1/3 INTEREST AND MARILYN B. BIDWELL, A SINGLE WOMAN, AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 1/3 INTEREST AND DONALD F. BIDWELL, A SINGLE MAN, AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 1/3 INTEREST, A LL AS TENANTS IN COMMON as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR BROADVIEW MORTGAGE CORPORATION, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without convenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possesssion, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the notes (s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust The street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 4124 OAK HOLLOW ROAD, CLAREMONT, CA 91711 APN Number: 8302011-002 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $820,807.52 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not the property itself. Placing the highest bid at trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site www. Priorityposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 22956CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. In addition, the borrower on the loan shall be sent a written notice if the sale has been postponed for at least ten (10) business days. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. DATE: 01/28/2013 MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE 3 SAN JOAQUIN PLAZA, SUITE 215, NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 Sales Line: (714) 573-1965 OR (702) 586-4500 STEPHANIE GARCIA, FORECLOSURE OFFICER MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE IS ASSISTING THE BENEFICIARY TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P1017936 2/2, 2/9, 02/16/2013

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 007194 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Luscious Nails & Spa, 446 Auto Center Dr., Claremont, CA 91711. Francesco R. Galuppo, 6976 Julian Ln., Fontana, CA 92336. 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/ Francesco R. Galuppo This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/11/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: January 19, 26, February 2 and 9, 2013 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: KS016759 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: TWANEIL D. HARRIS Filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: a. TWANEIL DURON HARRIS to Proposed name: a. WILLIE BERNARD HARRIS, III. 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: March 01, 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: January 10, 2013 Judge of the Superior Court Petitioner: Twaneil D. Harris 701 Lander Cir., Claremont, CA 91711 Tel.: 909-232-3839 PUBLISH: 01/19/13, 01/26/13, 02/02/13, 02/09/13 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 014414 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BAM LANDSCAPE, 581 Black Hills Dr., Claremont, CA 91711. Andrew Bentson, 581 Black Hills Dr., Claremont, CA 91711. Blake McCallion, 1959 Sixth St., La Verne, CA 91750. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 01/16/2013. /s/ Andrew Bentson This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/22/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: January 26, February 2, 9 and 16, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 011201 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SUCH-A-DEAL, 2479 San Fernando Ct., Claremont, CA 91711. Jerome Feingold, 2479 San Fernando Ct., Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above in August, 1984. /s/ Jerome Feingold This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/16/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: January 26, February 2, 9 and 16, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 017144 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Pamela J. Zedick Financial Planning Services, Inc., 393 W. Foothill Blvd., Ste. 110, Claremont, CA 91711. Pamela J. Zedick Financial Planning Services, Inc., 393 W. Foothill Blvd., Ste. 110, Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Pamela J. Zedick Title: President This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/25/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: February 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2013 Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES If an application for a premises to premises transfer or original license at a premises located in a census tract with undue concentration of licenses, the following notice must be published once a week for three consecutive weeks pursuant to Government Code Section 6063, in a newspaper of general circulation other than a legal or professional trade publication. The publication must be in the city in which such premises are situated, or if such premises are not in a city, then publication shall be made in a newspaper of general circulation other than a legal or professional trade publication nearest the premises. Affidavit of publication shall be filed with the following office: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 222 E. Huntington Dr. Ste 114 Monrovia, CA 91016 (626) 256-3241 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application January 30, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: JAPEC LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 206 W BONITA AVE UNIT A CLAREMONT, CA 91711-4703 Type of license(s) applied for: 47 – On-Sale General Eating Place CLAREMONT COURIER, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd, Ste 205B, Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 621-4761. Publish February 2, 9 and 16, 2013

Claremont COURIER Classifieds/Saturday, February 9, 2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013009420 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as INDIAN HILL SHELL, 747 South Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711. Andrew Martin Kayba, 747 South Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711. Waleed Saab, 7303 Altizer Ct., Corona, CA 92880. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Andrew Martin Kayba This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/14/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: February 9, 16, 23 and March 1, 2013 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE(S) (UCC Sec. 6101 et seq. and B & P Sec. 24073 et seq.) Escrow No. 1002453-KK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license(s) is about to be made. The name(s) and business address of the seller(s)/licensee(s) are: YOUNG SIK CHOI AND YOUNG AE CHOI, 672 FAIRPLEX DR, POMONA, CA 91768 Doing business as: ACE MARKET All other business names(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s)/licensee(s) within the past three years, as stated by the seller(s)/licensee(s), is/are: NONE The name(s) and address of the buyer(s)/applicant(s) is/are: JOHN CHUN, 1325 SOLERA LN, 6, DIAMOND BAR, CA 91765 The assets being sold are generally described as: FURNITURES, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENTS, TRADENAME, GOODWILL, LEASEHOLD INTEREST, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENT, COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE AND OFFSALE BEER & WINE ABC LICENSE 448966 and are located at: 672 FAIRPLEX DR, POMONA, CA 91768 The type and number of license to be transferred is/are: Type: OFF-SALE BEER AND WINE, License Number: 20-448966 now issued for the premises located at: SAME The bulk sale and transfer of alcoholic beverage license(s) is/are intended to be consummated at the office of: GLOBAL ESCROW SERVICES INC, 19267 COLIMA RD, STE L, ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA 91748 and the anticipated sale date is MARCH 1, 2013 The purchase price or consideration in connection with the sale of the business and transfer of the license, is the sum of $190,000.00, including inventory estimated at $30,000.00, which consists of the following: DESCRIPTION, AMOUNT: CHECK $57,000.00, DEMAND NOTE $133,000.00, ALLOCATION SUB TOTAL $190,000.00, ALLOCATION TOTAL $190,000.00 It has been agreed between the seller(s)/licensee(s) and the intended buyer(s)/transferee(s), as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions code, that the consideration for transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. YOUNG SIK CHOI AND YOUNG AE CHOI, Seller(s)/Licensee(s) JOHN CHUN, Buyer(s)/Applicant(s) LA1265412 CLAREMONT COURIER 2/9/13


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 025405 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Classical Foundations, 334 Springfield Street, Claremont, CA 91711. Lisa Jean Winbolt, 334 Springfield St., Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Lisa Jean Winbolt This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/06/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: February 9, 16, 23 and March 1, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 025389 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as EMS, Inc., Employment Means Success, 105 Spring Street, Claremont, CA 91711. EMS, Inc., 105 Spring Street, Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 01/10/2013. /s/ Kari D. Anderson Title: CEO This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/06/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: February 9, 16, 23 and March 1, 2013

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Condo for Rent
VILLAGE Walk condo. Steps to Village attractions. Three bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pool, Jacuzzi, BBQ. Includes refrigerator, washer, dryer, 2 car garage. $2500 monthly. Call Linda Howell at 720-0634.

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DINING room set with hutch. Good condition, $500 or best offer. Girl’s dresser and nightstand. Excellent condition, $300 or best offer. 635-5458. BEAUTIFUL shabby chic back of sofa or buffet table. Oval top and intricate scrolling. $280. 518-6097. ProFlowers. Enjoy 60 percent off Tender Hugs and Kisses with chocolates for your valentine! Site price: $49.99, you pay just $19.99. Plus take 20 percent off other gifts over $29! Go to www.Proflow ers.com/secret or call 888717-7251. (Cal-SCAN) SHARI’S Berries. Delight all of your valentines with our freshly dipped strawberries, decadent truffles and handcrafted sweets! Save 20 percent on qualifying gifts over $29! Visit www.berries.com/enticing or call 1-888-721-8829. (Cal-SCAN)

It's a Zoe TeBeau Estate Sale in Rancho Mirage
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VERY VERY IMPORTANT: You must use the name of Dick Wilmington at the gate for entrance. We have permission from security for the sale but you must use the estate name Wilmington. Not mine. Address: 2 Columbia Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 Home is full of beautiful furnishing, antiques, fine art, oil paintings, European etchings, lovely decor/accessories, lighting, stunning iron bedsteads, patio furnishings, Rookwood pottery, plants, circa 1830 Japanese woodblock prints, fine jewelry, antique reverse painted clock, art books, antique and vintage Chinese decorative accessories, transfer-ware, flat screen televisions, bikes, china, crystal and linens. Absolutely lovely throughout. So worth the drive. For more pictures go to: http://www.estatesales.net/estate-sales/389331.aspx

House for Rent
SAN Antonio Heights home for rent. Ten minutes from Village. Two bedrooms, one bathroom, large kitchen, great schools, pets okay. $1895 monthly, yard service and water included. Call Kevin at 714-402-0034. CLAREMONT: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large fenced yard and A/C. Yankton Ave. $1950 monthly. 399-3331.

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

Job Offered
DRIVERS: Qualify for any portion, 3 cents per mile quarterly bonus, one cent safety, one cent production, one cent MPG. Two raises in first year. Three months recent experience. 1-800-414-9569. www.DriveKnight.com (CalSCAN) DRIVERS. Job stability. Ashley Distribution Services seeks regional/LTL drivers. CDL-A, minimum one year OTR and yard drivers second shift! Great pay and benefits! 800-837-2241. jobs@ashleydistributionser vices.com. (Cal-SCAN)

Townhome for Rent
BOARDWALK Townhouses. Two bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 1200 sq.ft. Washer, dryer, gas fireplace. No pets. Gated community with pool. 605 Colby Circle, Claremont. $1595. 964-5954.

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

Triplex for Rent
CLAREMONT: Single story triplex. One bedroom, one bathroom with garage. Washer and dryer hookups. Water, trash and gardener included. No pets, smoking. $995 monthly. 624-3756.

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

DISH Network. Starting at $19.99 a month for 12 months and High Speed Internet starting at $14.95 a month (where available).Save! Ask about same day installation! 888540-4727. (Cal-SCAN) MY computer works. Computer problems? Viruses, spyware, email, printer issues, bad internet connections- fix it now! Professional, U.S. based technicians. $25 off service. Call for immediate help. 1-888-865-0271. (CalSCAN)

ATTEND college 100 percent online. Medical, business, criminal justice and hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computers available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888210-5162, www.CenturaOnline.com. (Cal-SCAN) AIRLINES are hiring. Train for a hands-on aviation maintenance career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance, 877-804-5293. (Cal-SCAN)

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

Land for Sale
TWENTY acres free! Own 60 acres for 40 acre price/payment. Zero dollars down, $168 monthly. Money back guarantee, no credit checks. Beautiful views. West Texas. 1-800-343-9444. (Cal-SCAN)

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

Garage Sales
MOVING Sale: Furniture, holiday decor, linens, housewares and more. 624 Pomello Drive, Claremont. Saturday, February 9, 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.

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

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

Veteran New and repairs.




Serving Claremont for 30 years! Lic.323243

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


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

Carpet Service
Programs for adults and children. Established 1983. Call 624-7770. perry@aiki.com. www.musubidojo.org. HACIENDA Carpet, upholstery and tile cleaning. Special: with any carpet cleaning, 20 percent off tile cleaning. Senior discounts. Since 1970. 909-985-3875. ANDERSON Carpet Service. Claremont resident serving Claremont since 1985. Powerful truck mounted cleaning units. Expert carpet repairs and stretching. Senior discounts. 24-hour emergency water damage service. Please call 621-1182.

Eco-friendly landscaping. We will get you a $3000 grant to remove your lawn! Why mow when you can grow? From the creators of The Pomona College Organic Farm. Specializing in native and edible landscapes. 909-398-1235 www.naturalearthla.com Lic.919825 *$1.50 sq. ft. rebate* MANUELS Garden Service. General cleanup. Lawn maintenance, bush trimming, general maintenance, tree trimming and removal. Low prices and free estimates. Please call 909-391-3495 or 909-239-3979. GARDEN Maintenance. Mowing, hand pull weeding, trimming, sprinkler work and cleanups. David, 374-1583. EXPERIENCE our award winning maintenance! We create a customized maintenance program for your property and lifestyle needs. Sprinkler repairs and low voltage lighting. Call Alan Cantrall, 909-224-3327. Lic.861685 and insured.

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

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

Residential and commercial. New installations, repairs and more!


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

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.


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

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

* 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

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

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


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

THOR McAndrew Construction. Drywall repair and installation. Interior plaster repair. Free estimates. CA Lic.742776. Please call 909-816-8467. ThorDrywall.com. Veteran New, repairs. ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

MOR ELECTRIC & HANDYMAN SERVICES Free estimates and senior discounts. 909-989-3454 Residential * Industrial * Commercial. We do it all. No job too big or small! 24/7 emergency services. Reasonable and reliable. Lic.400-990 30 years experience.

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

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.


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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Claremont COURIER Classifieds



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

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

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.

HELP your child achieve success in school. Family man, currently completing graduate work in education, available for homework help and tutoring in your home or in my Claremont home. Evenings or weekends. $20 hourly. 626-466-8391, rcmsangab@gmail.com. Free initial consultation. AFFORDABLE K-5 Reading Tutor. Retired teacher. 35 years. Multiple strategies, resources. Individual, group. Janice, 909-596-1266.

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*

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

* 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.

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.

Please call 909-989-9786.


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Call 909-992-9087 Lic.941734 GREENWOOD LANDSCAPING CO.
Landscaping contractor for complete landscaping, irrigation, drainage, designing and gardening. Lic.520496 909-621-7770 CHARLES' Landscape. 30 years experience. Drought tolerant design. 909-217-9722. TAUGHT by Sumi Ohtani at the Claremont Forum in the Packing House. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings, for different levels. Tutoring available. Information: 909626-3066. AFFORDABLE. Traditional or green options. Custom work. No job too big or too small. 20 years of Claremont resident referrals. Free estimates. Lic.721041. 909-9228042. www.vjpaint.com. Service and repair. Drain cleaning, leak detection, gas lines, water heaters, installation of plumbing fixtures, bathroom remodels. Fully insured and bonded. All work guaranteed.

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

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

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

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.


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

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

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


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

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

Veteran Weed eating, mowing, tractor fields, manual slopes, hauling. Regrout, clean, seal, color grout. 909-880-9719, 1-888764-7688.

Pet Sitting
Reliable, friendly, knowledgeable. Local references available.

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 *

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

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

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

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

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


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

Sprinklers installed, repaired. Clean-up, hauling. Sod, seed, planting, lighting, drainage. Free written estimates. Insured. References. Since 1977. Lic.508671. Please call 909-989-1515. DLS Landscaping and Design. Claremont native specializing in drought tolerant landscaping, drip systems and lighting. Artistic solutions for the future. Over 35 years experience. Call: 909-225-8855, 909-982-5965. Lic.585007.


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

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.

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

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

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

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

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Selling, Buying or Renting?
Advertise in the Claremont Courier! Call Jessica, Courier Classifieds at 621-4761.




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







Cleaning Service
Call for a free estimate: House or Business!



Kandi Ford

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

Free E-Waste drop-off facility!

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Saturday, February 9 1-4 p.m. 242 Wiley Ct., Claremont. Century 21 Prestige Properties. Sunday, February 10 1-3 p.m. 416 Mount Carmel Drive, Claremont. Mile One Real Estate.

1876 Morgan Avenue, Claremont CA 91711


(909) 260-5560
500 West Foothill Boulevard Claremont
DRE#00979814 Now representing...

Celebrating Over 25 Years Selling Real Estate in the Area

Call me for a FREE Market Analysis of your home. I have many buyers looking for homes in Claremont.

MALKA RINDE Broker - Owner

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From start to finish, Mason was a pleasure to work with. He was professional, thorough, knowledgeable, and followed through on every aspect of the sale and escrow. I would definitely use him again as my realtor, and will be recommending him to family and friends. —Linda A.
To read more of what my clients are saying, please visit MasonProphet.com and click on "Testimonials," or find me on Yelp.com.

Mason Prophet

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

909.447.7708 • Mason@MasonProphet.com

www.MasonProphet.com DRE# 01714034


(909) 626-1261

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


Fabulous home built in 1918. Old world charm updated with new wiring, copper plumbing, insulation, drywall, central heat/AC, roof and more. Mountain and city views. Sparkling pool and spa. Four car, 1050 sq. ft. garage. Situated on an expansive corner lot. $589,000 (T645)

AN ABSOLUTE TURNKEY, 4 bedroom, single story home, located on a cul-desac. This home has been beautifully upgraded. The kitchen has granite counter tops, oak cabinets with pull out drawers, stainless steel appliances, a large double sink and a wonderful breakfast bar area. The dining room is perfect for entertaining with a built-in buffet. Bright open living room has recessed lighting and a wonderful brick fireplace. Extra large bedrooms are a plus! Wonderful covered patio, pool and separate Jacuzzi. Additional amenities include custom ceiling fans, recessed lighting, smooth ceilings, gorgeous laminate flooring, water softener and paneled doors. A true beauty!


Ask us about energy efficient mortgages!

Claremont Village - 3 Bedrooms - $2300 LaVerne - Upstairs 2 Bedroom Condo, Gated Community - $1300

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

Carol Curtis, Broker


Continuing the family tradition in the Claremont Village since 1947

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107 N. Harvard, Claremont CA 91711

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One of the finest and grandest homes in Claremont. Presiding on 3 prime city lots on over 2/3 acre, magnificent Italian Renaissance style home has embellishments plus extensive recent upgrades inside and out. (C1105) Geoff Hamill www.geoffhamill.com - 909.621.0500

Custom built circa 1900, this home enjoys beautiful fine woodwork, built-ins, high ceilings and refinished white oak hardwood floors. Spacious yard with lap pool. (I1275) Geoff Hamill www.geoffhamill.com - 909.621.0500

4124 Oak Hollow Road, Claremont - $650,000 A noted contractor Don Hersey single story California Ranch style home with views. 3100 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, wood-beamed ceilings, hardwood floors plus 2 fireplaces. Prestigious Piedmont Mesa area. (O4124) Bernadette Kendall bernadette.kendall@sothebysrealty.com - 909.322.2100

IMMACULATE OLD CLAREMONT VILLAGE HOME - $575,000 Custom built in 1955. Among the many renovations is a spacious, updated kitchen with a center island and a large sunlit kitchen table area. Three bedrooms plus 2 customized bathrooms. Lush flowerful gardens. (N785) Geoff Hamill www.geoffhamill.com - 909.621.0500

NORTH CLAREMONT CUSTOM HOME - $550,000 Spacious floor plan, approximately 2600 sq. ft. expansive great room off kitchen. Prime locale near the Foothills. Geoff Hamill www.geoffhamill.com - 909.621.0500

2206 Vallejo Way, Upland - $684,900 Sprawling single story home with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a totally remodeled interior. Wood and stone flooring, granite counters, 3025 sq. ft. and a 3 car garage. (V2206) Jeannette Ewing jeannette.ewing@sothebysrealty.com - 909.670.0322

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