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Sandra Day O’Connor is concerned about elected judges being impartial
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COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff Retired United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OʼConnor takes questions from the audience Tuesday at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont. Justice OʼConnor, the first female on the United States Supreme Court, delivered the 2010 Pomona College Distinguished Speaker lecture to a nearly full house.

Inside today’s paper


Love is in the air
More Claremont sports scores... Who’s in first and what team’s in second.
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The CUSD board hears from the CFA president to figure out a way to keep teachers in the classrooms.
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COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff Senior Michael Cesena tries to navigate through a sea of balloons that fill his girlfriend Abbie Ernstʼs car on Thursday at Claremont High School. Michael secretly took her keys earlier and, with the help of friends, stuffed as many as they could into the Toyota Prius. According to Michael the gag was a way to ask her to the prom and an April Fools joke all rolled into one.

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, April 3, 2010


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Dear Editor: Somehow—I don't know how—I lost a library book. I had it with me in the Village, and I thought I brought it home, but the next morning, it was nowhere to be found. I wasn't looking forward to paying for the book (it wasn't cheap), not to mention all the additional fees. When I checked my library account online, however, lo and behold—the book had been returned! So to the kind stranger who found the book and returned it to the library: Thank you so much!
Donna R. Hecht Claremont

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City Reporter Tony Krickl

ing that we are under a dictatorship. We are a free people and we will remain so as long as we are not governed by fear.
Gar Byrum Claremont

listen and he proposed reasonable, responsible reforms that would actually bring down costs and help small businesses provide better healthcare coverage for their employees. I am glad our Congressman made the right call on this bill and I support his continued fight for real reform.
Karl Hoff Glendora

The present ruckus
Dear Editor: In your editorial on Saturday [My Side of the Line, March 27th] you ascribed the passionate opposition to the health care reform to opposition to government spending. That is no doubt part of it. But there is more. Frank Rich in today’s New York Times put it nicely: “If Obama’s first legislative priority had been immigration or financial reform or climate change, we would have seen the same trajectory. The conjunction of a black president and a female speaker of the House—topped off by a wise Latina on the Supreme Court and a powerful gay Congressional committee chairman —would sow fears of disenfranchisement among a dwindling and threatened minority in the country no matter what policies were in play. It’s not happenstance that Frank, Lewis and Cleaver—none of them major Democratic players in the health care push—received a major share of last weekend’s abuse. When you hear demonstrators chant the slogan ‘Take our country back!,’ these are the people they want to take the country back from.” It is not any particular policy, it is that the white right is feeling powerfully disposed right now.
Merrill Ring Claremont

Sore loser
Dear Editor: Douglas Lyon is having a difficult time accepting health insurance reform. In his letter of March 31, Mr. Lyon contends that recent health insurance legislation is “the act of a tyranny and a dictatorship” and that it “represents the personal whims of those in power.”" It is noteworthy that in his incessant rantings and ravings in the COURIER, Mr. Lyon never acknowledges the importance of open elections in ultimately determining the direction of government policy. He also implicitly rejects the legitimacy of the millions of American voters who determine the outcomes of our elections. His blatant disregard and disrespect of democracy belie Mr. Lyon’s claims of patriotism. His misrepresentation of our government as a dictatorship only serves to compound the insult to our country. Mr. Lyon strives desperately to distort the middle-of-the-road politics of the recent health care legislation, an essentially centrist bill, the product of political compromise. It is not the “single payer” program which many liberals promoted. It doesn’t even include the tiny public option, which a majority of Democrats wanted. Yet, Mr. Lyon still likes to use the inflammatory phrase “socialized health care” while complaining, hypocritically, that his political opponents “care nothing about reasoned discussion.” During the long political campaigns of 2008, President Obama and most of the Democrats in Congress were clear about wanting to bring about health care reform. On election day they received a solid majority of the votes. Then they proceeded to do what the voters elected them to do. It is always hard to be a loser in politics, but that does not warrant misrepresenting reality and denying the legitimacy of democracy. Mr. Lyon, have some faith in your country.
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A free people
Dear Editor: In a recent letter to the editor, the writer claimed that the health care reform legislation was unconstitutional. The power to pass such legislation derives from the commerce clause of the Constitution. One can safely conclude that since the health care industry makes up over 17 percent of our economy, the legislation rightfully gets it constitutional mandate from that clause. The history of the Supreme Court has given wide latitude to Congress regarding legislation pertaining to the nation’s trade and commerce. Tyranny does not come from those who represent us in Congress and from our President but rather it lies in the fear, lies, recriminations and misinformation spewed by those who would deny those in need of health [care] in our society. Tyranny comes from the minority in this country who in the name of liberty would deny our citizens the basic right to be healthy and pursue happiness. There is nothing unconstitutional about our representatives attempting to provide for the general welfare of all Americans. It is high time to stop the hyperbole and remember we are all Americans. There is nothing wrong with lifting a hand to the sick, or being a good custodian of the earth. These are not values that one political party owns. It is time to stop with the hate speech before our Republic is permanently damaged by such reckless thought as claim-

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Claremont COURIER/Saturday, April 3, 2010


COURIER photos/ Steven Felschundneff Pomona College senior Rebecca Golden, center is illuminated by the light from her computer as she waits for the Sandra Day OʼConnor lecture to begin Tuesday at Bridges Auditorium.

Justice speaks her mind on vital court issues


andra Day O’Connor, the historic, now retired first female justice of the United States Supreme Court, provided a message of pragmatism, practicality, and yes, even a bit of tartness as she headlined “A conversation with…” at Bridges Auditorium Tuesday afternoon.

for election?” asked the spry silver-haired magistrate who marked her 80th birthday just 4 days before her Claremont appearance. Declaring early on that courts play a ‘really vital’ role in this country, Justice O’Connor, emphasized the importance of “standing before an impartial judge.” “The bigger issue,” Justice O’Connor argued, “is the distrust bred by 3 million dollar donations (to judicial campaigns). It undercuts respect for the judiciary.” Also important, and a problem, Justice O’Connor noted, “is igJustice O’Connor talked in detail about her concerns norance of the importance of a fair, impartial judiciary.” since retiring in January 2006. She told the full house auThat knowledge, she quipped, “is not handed down dience of students, faculty and community about prob- through the gene pool,” adding the statistics show twolems of activist judges and the shift toward electing, thirds of the people know the judges on “American Idol,” rather than selecting judges. but only 15 percent know the names of the justices of the “It is a mistake to put too much ‘cash in the court- Supreme Court. room,’” Justice O’Connor declared, citing polls indicatToward the aim of education, Justice O’Connor said ing that 78 per cent of the populace believes that judges she has recently “teamed up to use technology to teach are influenced by campaign contributions. “Would these civics.” decisions have been made had judges been coming up The website, which bears Justice O’Connor’s name, offers information, the chance for interaction with Justice O’Connor, and even all-important video games with titles such as “Do I Have a Right?” and “Supreme Decision”, as well as teacher guides to help get the message across. “Our courts,” said Justice O’Connor, “are more than a game…we have to tell them, and by that I mean all of us (of the importance of courts). I propose to speak out privately and in public.” In the course of answering a smattering of questions from students, she touched on the judicial structure of the United States. “When an issue challenges, the constitution is amazing— to have survived all these years—and only 20 pages.” She offered as comparison the difficulties that have been Claremont Mayor Linda Elderkin laughs at a humorous remark made by retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OʼConnor on Tuesbeset the constitution of the European day at Bridges Auditorium on Tuesday. Union at 300 pages. In favor of television coverage of the

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OʼConnor delivers the 2010 Pomona College Distinguished Speaker lecture.

selection of justices, Justice O’Connor said that it is the public’s “only chance” to see someone who may be serving on the Supreme Court. Of her own part in making history as the first woman to sit on the high court, she recalled that “It opened countless doors for women all over the world—it wasn’t because of me. It was the selection.” Term limits on the Supreme Court, Justice O’Connor foresees, as “not going to happen.” And her philosophy on the law remains that “every judge takes the same oath.” Emphasizing the importance of the document, she praised the Declaration of Independence, pointing out “It’s right there (independence) in the name.” And her advice to one question regarding that declaration was decidedly succinct with just a touch of tartness. “You go read it and then call me.” The event was a part of the Pomona College Distinguished Speaker Series, begun with a seed endowment from the Broe family. Justice O’Connor reportedly spent much of the day meeting with students and campus groups.
–Pat Yarborough

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, April 3, 2010


Former CHS football player to be sentenced next month


star football player for Claremont High School will spend 6 months to one year in jail after agreeing to a plea bargain on Tuesday at a Pomona courthouse.
Tyler Singleton, 18, pleaded no contest to criminal charges alleging he had unlawful sex with 2 fellow students at the high school. Both the girls are minors. In addition to the jail sentence, the Pomona resident will likely pay fines and be on probation for an additional 5 years. Last month, the District Attorney’s Office of Los Angeles County filed 2 criminal counts of unlawful sexual intercourse against Mr. Singleton, one felony and one misdemeanor count.

He was arrested in February following allegations that he raped a 14-year-old classmate in a public bathroom in Cahuilla Park near the high school. At the time, Mr. Singleton admitted to having sex with the girl in an interview with police, but claimed it was consensual. Around the same time, the parents of a 15-year-old student came forward saying their daughter had an inappropriate sexual relationship with Mr. Singleton. Prosecutors filed criminal charges of unlawful sex against Mr. Singleton rather than forced sex, which carries a heavier sentence, said Deputy District Attorney Lauren Guber, who is prosecuting the case. “The Claremont Police Department did a very thorough investigation and we filed the appropriate charges based on that investigation,” Ms. Guber said. Mr. Singleton, a senior, has been the starting running back for the Claremont High School football team since

his sophomore year. He transferred to CHS midway through his freshman year. He was the leading rusher in the Baseline League during the 2008-09 season and was named to the All-Baseline League the past 2 seasons. As part of the plea bargain, prosecutors will recommend that Mr. Singleton take mandatory HIV testing, be barred from making contact with the victims and stay away from Claremont High School, Ms. Guber said. He will not have to register as a sex offender. His sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 5. At the hearing, Commissioner Wade Olson will hear statements from the parties involved, including victim impact statements, before he determines Mr. Singleton’s sentence.
—Tony Krickl

Thursday, March 25 A man driving up and down a residential street early in the morning was arrested after a resident called police to report a suspicious vehicle. Around 2:30 a.m., the resident saw the same car driving slowly in the area of Alamosa Drive and Westfield Place. Police responded to the area and located the vehicle. The driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol and in possession of a crack pipe. Michael Calvelli, 42, of Perris was arrested for driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia. He told police he just had an argument with his wife and was driving around “to cool off.” Saturday, March 27 Two commercial businesses at the Vons shopping center on Base Line Road were burglarized. Burglars entered both businesses sometime between 7 p.m. and 6:20 a.m. by smashing through front windows. The front area of Wonder Nails was ransacked, but shop owners did not report anything missing from the business. Claremont Village Cleaners was also entered and about $100 was missing from the cash register.

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Police believe the burglars used a cinder block that was in the parking lot to break the windows and gain entry to the businesses. Police do not have any suspect information but are reviewing surveillance video from the businesses and nearby Vons to gather more information. Sunday, March 28 A man was arrested for having a fake ID after police found him parked in his vehicle on Marygrove Avenue. Around 9:30 p.m., police received a call from a resident on the 300 block of the street reporting a suspicious vehicle parked on the street. Police contacted the driver who produced a false identification card and lied about his identity. Upon further questioning, the man provided police with his real name and admitted to having an outstanding arrest warrant. Yair Jimenez, 21, of Los Angeles was arrested on the warrant and for possession of a false government document. He declined to state what he was doing parked on the street. Police do not suspect him to be involved in the recent burglaries in the area.
—Tony Krickl

If you call the police, check your outstanding warrants
standing arrest warrants. The pair gave conflicting stories that police could not substantiate and no damage to the woman’s car was found. They did admit to police to having a working relationship as a pimp and a prostitute, but police did not find them engaging in criminal activity at that time. Johnny Davis, 38, of Fontana and Taryn Dexter, 20, of Newark were arrested for the outstanding warrants and later released on citations. The warrants were for traffic violations.

n Friday March 26, a pimp and a prostitute were arrested after the woman called 911 then attempted to run from police when they responded to her call. At 10:15 a.m., police received a call from the woman, who claimed her pimp was vandalizing her vehicle. When police located the pair on the 700 block of South Mills Avenue, both parties fled on foot in different directions. Police eventually tracked down both individuals and found they had out-

Making a splash

COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff

weather report
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming west southwest between 6 and 9 mph. Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 45. West southwest wind between 10 and 13 mph becoming calm. Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming southwest between 7 and 10 mph. Sunday night: A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers before 11 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 44. Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 70. Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 48. Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 50. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 79.
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Claremont High School freshman Melissa Oei gets ready for the start of the girlʼs 100 meter individual medley on Thursday during a swim meet with Rancho Cucamonga High School. Oei went on to win her heat. For more swim photos, see page 15.

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, April 3, 2010


CFA thinks budget reserves can solve budget issues


laremont Faculty Association (CFA) President Suzanne Miller outlined a scenario to the Claremont Unified School District board on Thursday she and other CFA members believe could solve the current district budget crisis.
Entitled the “SMART Solution,” the proposal calls for the district to tap into its additional reserves over the next 3 years and could allow the district to avoid increasing K-3 class sizes, implementing furlough days and carrying out the Reduction in Force (RIF) process. “According to the district’s own projections outlined in the March 16 Second Interim Report, the district faces this budget crisis with a healthy reserve and continues to receive a positive certifica-

tion from the [Los Angeles] County Office of Education,” Ms. Miller said. “As this community has always proven and Superintendent Terry Nichols has often stated, our number one priority is to protect students and staff. This SMART Solution does just that.” Ms. Miller said the district’s reserves currently total 9.1 percent. The district is required to keep 3 percent of its operating budget as reserves for economic uncertainty. The CFA plan calls for the district to use 6.1 percent of the additional reserves from the 2009-10 school year through the 2011-2012 academic year in order to avoid personnel cuts, continue providing 180 days of instruction and maintain a class size ratio of 24:1 for kindergarten through 3rd grade classrooms. Superintendent Nichols presented a district budget update in his report during the meeting. Referring to the current


climate as “unprecedented,” he mentioned the district must close a $6 to $7 million deficit by the end of the 2011-12 school year and suggested furlough days as an option for next school year. ccording to Dr. Nichols, CUSD administrators have to take 2 furlough days before the end of the current school year in order to save money for the district. “Some of the limited options for the district are dependent on the negotiation process,” Dr. Nichols said. “We met with CSTA and CFA numerous times and proposed at the bargaining table that as an entire organization, we each take 6 furlough days to close our budget deficit. That way we protect jobs and positions across Claremont Unified. If every person in the district were to take 6 furlough days next year, we could avoid any employee in the Claremont family losing their job.”

Reductions or eliminations in district programs and services have affected adult education, K-8 summer school, purchase of instructional materials, the district’s entire transportation program and maintenance funding. Seventy-four teachers, counselors and psychologists are still part of the district’s RIF process. By using a combination of the 6.1 percent of the district’s reserves, raising money to preserve the 24:1 class size and exploring a possible bond or parcel tax, Ms. Miller believes the district can still balance its budget successfully. “We must save every day of instruction,” she said. “We must preserve class sizes. There is a wrong way to solve the budget problem and then there is the SMART Solution—with no RIFs, with no furloughs and with a balanced budget.”
—Landus Rigsby

Board to focus on improving community relations


oard members Mary Caenepeel and Jeff Stark outlined a plan that will have the board engaging the community on a greater scale in the near

future. The plan includes having board member teams visiting different service organizations in Claremont in order to solicit feedback on what they value the most about public education. Some of the organizations mentioned were The Rotary Club of Claremont, Kiwanis Club of Claremont, The University Club of Claremont and Claremont Sunrise Rotary. “Our goal is to get out—to get out to the community and explain the [financial] situation and make sure the public is more aware,” Mr. Stark said. “During times of crisis, this is what we should be doing. Not sitting back but going forward. So we thought this would be a good start.” Claremont Faculty Association Bargaining Chair and Sumner-Danbury teacher Joe Tonan encouraged the board to also reach out to untapped segments of the community. “At Sumner, there are 2 sections that really get no representation and that would be the parents from the Roadway Inn and the trailer parks,” Mr. Tonan said. “So if we can schedule something down there, that would be very helpful.” Board recognizes several CHS, El Roble students Twelve students from Claremont Unified School District were awarded with Certificates of Excellence at Thursday night’s school board meeting inside the Richard S. Kirkendall Education Center. Claremont High School’s Jonathan Bui, Wesley Chang, Summer Dowd-Lukesh, Seong Soo Lee, Marie Leonard, Anuv Ratan, Sophie Wang and Madeline Zhu were all honored for their recent selections as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship contest. By reaching the semifinal round, the 8 students represented less than one percent of high school seniors throughout the country. Each of the finalists are now eligible for a National Merit Scholarship with winners to be announced starting this month through July. CHS senior Kori Carter was honored for joining approximately 800 black Americans in receiving a $2500 scholarship award as a National Achievement Scholarship recipient. Running concurrently with the National Merit Scholarship Program, the National Achievement

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Scholarship Program is designed to provide recognition to outstanding black American high school students. Kori was one of more than 160,000 to enter the contest last year. El Roble Intermediate School students Kate Des Combes, Eden Raviv and Luke Englebert were recognized by the board for winning first place in a Los Angeles County History Day competition at Azusa Pacific University on March 13th. Their 10-minute original presentation on the Trial of John Peter Zengers and its implications for free speech and press made history as the winning performance marked the first time El Roble students have made it to the finals. The trio will continue making history when they participate in the state competition in Pasadena on May 7th. Upcoming statewide events The CUSD board voted to observe the 2010 Day of the Teacher, Classified Employees Week and Public Schools Month at Thursday’s meeting. This month is Public Schools Month—an observance founded by the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of California in 1920. The observance is intended to celebrate the contribution of public schools to the American way of life. This year’s theme is “Public Schools—the Foundation of Our Democracy.” The 2010 Day of the Teacher will be celebrated statewide on May 4th. CUSD will join in the observance to honor its teachers and is planning a reception for teachers who have been with the district for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years. “We wouldn’t be the school district that we are without our teaching staff,” said CUSD Board President Hilary LaConte. “Certainly, all of them [are] putting in many extra hours, helping our students, engaging them—I personally want to say thank you. I also enjoy walking around campuses in our community and seeing students and parents having conversations about school and all the exciting things they are doing.” CUSD will join other educational agencies throughout California to celebrate Classified Employees Week from May 17th through the 21st. The district will also

hold a reception for classified employees within CUSD who have worked for the district for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years. Board adopts revised bylaws Four board policies were amended or replaced as the result of a unanimous vote by the CUSD board. The district made changes according to the recommendations of the California School Board Association (CSBA). The changes allow district flexibility for Tier 3 categorical programs, provides the board with a new bylaw concerning electronic communications, gives the district the ability to appoint a board member if there is an insufficient number of candidates running for a vacancy, and reinforces the policy that communication between board members on agenda items must be done in person during authorized meetings. Flexibility for Tier 3 categorical programs such as adult education or summer school allows the district to take the funding for those programs and use it for any educational purpose through the 2012-13 school year. Programs cannot be suspended if they are under an existing district contract or bargaining agreement. The new bylaw on electronic communications encourages board members to use electronic devices with caution. Board members are prohibited from using electronic communication to discuss and take action on agenda items outside of authorized meetings. The law does allow board members to use electronic devices to discuss matters other than district business. In case of a board vacancy, an updated bylaw will allow the board to appoint a board member if there is an insufficient number of candidates in a special election. If a vacancy occurs less than 4 months before the end of a board member’s term, the board will not take action. But if the vacancy occurs 4 months or more before the end of the board member’s term, the board can order a special election or make a provisional appointment. The final amended bylaw prohibits board members from discussing or taking action on any agenda item outside of an authorized board meeting. The prohibition affects both direct and indirect communication between board members.
—Landus Rigsby

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, April 3, 2010


James Blaisdell—Interpreter of civilization
by Judy Wright


hen James Blaisdell arrived in Claremont on February 11, 1910 on the Santa Fe train to begin his duties as the new president of Pomona College, he brought his wife, Florence Carrier Blaisdell and daughter, Barbara.
Their three boys remained in Beloit, Wisconsin with their grandmother to finish the school year. Charles Burt Sumner tells us that “a group of ninety students and faculty were there to meet them.” The family was hurried into “a horseless double-seater and hauled up the hill like lightning express by the surplus energy of every class and character” and taken to the Sumner residence at 105 College Avenue. After a cheer, the students pulled the carriage away rejoicing that “Pomona College was no longer decapitated.” Blaisdell came to Pomona College at a time of severe financial crisis. He was successful at fund raising, had a strong dean of faculty in Edwin Norton, and a strong and supportive chairman of the board in George White Marston. Blaisdell continued the theme of George Gates’ “The Greater Pomona.” He extended Pomona College’s influence and carried it forward far more successfully than Gates. One of the first things Blaisdell did was to emphasize the importance of the freshmen year at Pomona. With the cooperation of the Claremont school district, he did away with the Pomona College Preparatory School and Claremont started its first high school—ini-

tially in a house on Harrison Avenue and then in its magnificent new building on Foothill at Indian Hill. That action left more slots for freshmen students and Blaisdell emphasized the importance of the first year of college. “Matriculation,” Wilson Lyon tells us, “became at once a cherished part of college life and was hailed as ‘the pledging of loyalty’ to a new cause, the acceptance of a new honor, and entry into all the benefits, rights and heritages of Pomona College.” Blaisdell is best known as the father of the group plan of Claremont Colleges. Perhaps the first decision leading to the group plan was made by the Pomona College Board of Trustees in 1915, when they voted to restrict its enrollment. Pomona was at the time under great pressure to enlarge its student body because of a waiting list of well qualified candidates. Blaisdell, with the support of the Board, wished to limit enrollment in order to capture the benefits of a small liberal arts college. Wilson Lyon reports that “President Blaisdell . . . saw college as a ‘life’ which included influential elements beyond the academic program. He hoped that Pomona students could build friendships that would be both pleasurable and character forming.”

That was ten years before the birth of the group plan. Blaisdell tells in his autobiography how he struggled with the gamble of the group concept. “I remember well going one evening to the heights overlooking the stretch of land which we did not then possess, but which would be needed for the project, and trying to assess the measure of the task and the certainties of its difficulties as over against the magnificent possibilities. I realized how much my own life and fortune were involved in it. The struggle is severe but the prize is great. It was on that spot and in that hour that I determined to risk the effort.” To the community of Claremont, James Blaisdell was much more than the father of the group plan. He is the only president from The Claremont Colleges to have a park named in his honor and it’s because he influenced the colleges and community. There is also a street and a housing tract, Blaisdell Ranch, built on the never developed site of his planned retirement home. Blaisdell cared about the surrounding community. He said, “In time the city of Claremont seems likely to become more closely interwoven with a larger community, but I hope that it may always be a neighborhood...which will retain the distinction as, par excellence...a very unusually stimulating home for a great college[s].”

Blaisdell dreamed big dreams. He helped found Pilgrim Place, and he was active in church and community. In his autobiography he tells of joining with a group to purchase the whole foothill area extending from San Antonio Canyon two miles west. This is, of course, now part of Claremont’s Wilderness Park. Involvement with the Garners at Padua Hills Theatre apparently led to a program at Pomona College in which teachers from Mexico would study at Pomona during the summer and teachers from Claremont would study at the University of Mexico. Blaisdell also cared about architecture. Notice the structures on the Pomona campus built during his tenure: Bridges Hall of Music, Rembrandt Hall, the College Gates, Mason Hall, Crookshank Hall, and of course the lovely hall, built as a tribute to his wife, Florence Carrier Blaisdell Hall. At a special convocation on the 25th anniversary of Blaisdell coming to southern California and Pomona College, President Robert Gordon Sproul of the University of California said of him: “All that has been characteristic of his relationship to education has been typical of his influence upon the religious and secular life of Southern California as a whole, for although devoted without stint to his primary responsibility in building colleges, his interest in the general public good has expressed itself in countless directions. His great devotion has been to humanity and his special horizon this new world of the Pacific. With imagination, modesty, freedom, tolerance, and good will he has stood as a living interpreter of the best that civilization knows.” Next month: Florence Carrier Blaisdell

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, April 3, 2010


Transit racism: the hidden cost of the Gold Line


aiting on a bench at Los Angeles International Airport, I am impatient for the bus to come. After a long day of travel, my sore body is ready for the comfort of my bed. As the minutes tick by, I check my watch again and again, but the bus doesn’t arrive.
For me, a privileged Pomona College student, a late bus is a rare inconvenience. However, for a huge contingent of the L.A. population who, in the auto capital of the world, depend on the city’s bus system to attend school, go to work, shop for everyday necessities and access medical care; the reliability, availability, and affordability of public transportation is crucial to daily life. Due to the high cost of bus fare, these bus riders are frequently forced to choose between food, medical care, rent, and electricity. This problem of the “inner city” might seem distant from the small town of Claremont. However, one of the same systems which exacerbates injustice and inequality in the poor neighborhoods of Los Angeles is simultaneously working to benefit residents of the surrounding suburbs. This phenomenon is known as transit racism, and the organization which perpetuates it in Los Angeles County is the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Therefore, as a member of Claremont for Transit Justice, I am against the extension of the Gold Line, despite the benefits the MTA claims it will provide. The MTA’s recent resolution to use $690 million to fund a new Metrolink line to Azusa is the latest of a series of decisions made over the last few decades that prioritize rail expansion at the cost of bus riders. The MTA has historically cut bus service and increased bus

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fares to raise funds to pay back capital debt for the loans taken out to fund the construction of rail lines. Construction on the Azusa line is planned to begin this June and bus fares are scheduled to be raised in July. The MTA plans to pay for a train line that will serve middle to upper class residents of the suburbs by increasing the cost of public transportation for those who depend on it and need it the most: urban, working-class people of color, 60 percent of whom are women. Bus riders, who reside predominantly in the inner city, are 58 percent Latino, 22 percent black, 8 percent Asian American/Pacific Islander, and 12 percent white, while the largely suburban population of Metrolink riders is approximately 50 percent white. Working class bus riders have much lower incomes than those who ride the Metrolink. However, it is bus fares, not Metrolink, that are being increased to raise funds to construct a train that costs $250 million per mile to build. These fares were first raised in the summer of 2007. The proposed increase for July 2010 would change the price of a monthly pass from $62 to $75. An increase of $13 may seem trivial to some, but, for a single, working class mother of three the annual cost of her own and her school age children’s transportation will be at minimum $1,236, assuming her children do not use public transportation during the summer. If she’s part of the 75 percent of bus riders who make $12,000 to $20,000 a year, (compared with the $77,000 made annually by a Metrolink rider), her family’s an-

nual transportation could cost 10.3 percent of her income. Bus passengers are being forced to pay more to travel to work and school for the construction of a line that will benefit the richer, whiter residents of the Los Angeles suburbs. Residents of these suburbs would then have the option to utilize a local train line, when it was convenient for them, unlike transit-dependent inner-city residents, for whom the bus system is their only means of transportation. Asking the transit-dependent working class to pay for a train line that will serve the suburban middle class is completely unethical and morally reprehensible. But it’s what the MTA has been doing and will continue to do if they are not stopped. There are over 6,000 Claremont College students who would benefit from the extension of the Gold Line at the expense of the poorest residents of Los Angeles. The MTA sees all of these students as potential Gold Line riders. Students, therefore, are in a position to exercise an extraordinary amount of political power at very little personal risk. As a member of Claremont for Transit Justice, I plan to use this opportunity to the fullest extent. If enough students tell the MTA that we won’t ride a train line financed by an unjust fare increase, they just may be forced to listen.
Morgan Chalmiers, Pomona 2013 Dan Berez , Pitzer 2013 Rosa Greenburg , Pomona 2012 Lauren Rettig , Scripps 2011 Joseph Morales , Pomona 2010 Claremont

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, April 3, 2010


CHS Wolfgang wiggles its way to first place


he national championship is once again in the hands of the Claremont High School Wolfgang hip-hop

Wolfgang captured its first championship since 2007 when the team won the Small Hip-Hop category at the United Spirit Association (USA) Spirit and Dance/Drill Nationals in Anaheim last weekend. The winning routine was an energetic number featuring fast-paced movements and music. Claremont defeated 2nd place San Clemente and 3rd place San Marcos to win the title. “It was an amazingly done performance,” said Wolfgang coach Erica Ojeda. “We were all crying and we were all a mess when we finished.” For Wolfgang co-captain Nikki Harris, the championship represents the culmination of hard work over the past 4 years. After winning the national title in the Medium Hip Hop category in 2007, the Wolfgang did not field a competitive team in 2008 and then returned in 2009 to nationals with a 7th place finish. “It’s surreal because I was on the team when we won the national championship my freshman year and then when we didn’t have a team competing the next year, it was devastating,” Nikki recalled. “But we came back and we showed that we are a strong team and this experience was one of the most amazing things in my life.” Photo special to the COURIER Along with Nikki, Holly Atkins (captain), Ashley Hepperle (captain), Kristi Beck, Lexi Bustos, Taylor CHS Wolfgang hip-hop team celebrates after taking first place in the United Spirit Association (USA) Spirit Carroll, Monica Chang, Justine Moreno and Chelsie and Dance/Drill Nationals in Anaheim last week. Weeks made up the winning unit. This year’s Wolfgang This year was an enjoyable conclusion to Holly’s The Wolfgang are already preparing for next season team also included Marco DeLaCruz, Andrew Guiter- participation on the Wolfgang squad. The CHS senior as auditions and tryouts were held throughout the week rez, Tammy Luong, Terrica Martin, Crystal Mueller, is an Upland resident but transferred to Claremont High at Taylor Hall. Ashley described being a member of the Karla Navarrett, Steven Nguyen, Alyssa Ocampo, in order to dance when she was a freshman. Wolfgang as a year-round experience. Kendall Omagari, Esai Ramirez and Sondra Telarroja. “I love to do hip-hop,” Holly said. “It’s amazing “But I’ve always liked hip-hop,” she said. “I started The coaching staff included Erica Ojeda and Rise An- being able to perform in front of people and it feels in gymnastics and did cheer in middle school but I derson, along with Ruth Ojeda as the team’s advisor. good.” wanted to do hip-hop. It’s a lot more fun and has a personality to it. Plus, my teammates and I are like family because we’re together all year. You never stop until school is over.”
—Landus Rigsby

(Editor’s Note: The Claremont Dance Team also participated in the USA Spirit and Dance/Drill Nationals, taking 5th place in the Championship Officers category.)

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, April 3, 2010


Bug off
by Mellissa Martínez


s the weather warms, many of us look forward to outdoor parties. Full of convivial conversation and lively music, spring soirees are a perfect way to share our maturing gardens and blooming buds. No matter how much time we devote to the guest list there is invariably a group who swarm in uninvited. Generally unwelcome, this pesty company hordes food, sips from random glasses and rarely has much to say.
Mosquitoes, flies, earwigs and an assortment of other “undesirables” are an inevitable part of the season. On the other hand, some more “preferable” insects like dragonflies, ladybugs and butterflies also make appearances. Why do we like some bugs while disdaining others? Why can a person bug us while a cuddle bug delights us? Maybe words have something to do with it. Perhaps the etymology of entomology can cast some light. Unarguably, the biggest bully of the group is the persistent mosquito. If you feel threatened by this dartlike buzzer, you are not alone—the itchy irritation caused by this menace is scorned the world over. The word ‘mosquito’ derives originally from Latin musca ‘fly’ and the diminutive suffix -et. The same name, musket, was given to the small bird of prey known now as the sparrowhawk, who was considered a tiny yet mighty hunter. This led to the use of the term musket for an arrow and crossbow and eventually the infantry gun, musket. ‘Musketeer,’ ‘a soldier who carries a musket,’ ‘musket,’ and ‘mosquito’ all began as Latin musca, ‘fly.’ Although the mosquito earns its nefarious reputation by spreading the likes of swine flu and malaria to the unsuspecting human, the ‘earwig’ has suffered unjustly. Its name is derived from Old English éar ‘ear’ and wicga ‘wiggle.’ The old folk tale, which led people to believe that this pincer-equipped rascal snuck into human ears and wiggled its way into the brain,

was completely untrue. If an earwig ever found its way into an ear it was probably just looking for a dark and warm place to cozy up. Despite this falsehood, the story has shaped the name of this relatively innocent creature across many languages and geographies— consider French perce-oreille ‘ear-piercer,’ German ohrwurm ‘ear worm,’ and Russian ukhovërtka ‘ear turner.’ Most beetles share similar misfortune regarding their reputation. The word ‘beetle,’ from the French bítan ‘to bite,’ is a warning meaning ‘little biter.’ Two cousins of ‘beetle’ are ‘bite’ and ‘bitter.’ Despite these not-so-nice associations, the word ‘beetle’ has enjoyed some success in the world. The Beatles, in fact, were originally named The Beetles and the once ubiquitous German Volkswagen (referred to fondly as the Bug) made the name Beetle sound cute and hip for some time. There is one little beetle that has altogether escaped the negative connotations of its buggy brethren. This little lady shares universal acceptance as a regal and beautiful addition to any outdoor event. It is said that the ‘lady’ of ‘ladybug’ comes from the Virgin Mary. In the 1600s, ladybugs were honored because of the presumption that they ate harmful insects. A bug of such value could only be referred to as a lady, even the males. Another creature that enjoys worldwide popularity

is the beauteous butterfly. Still disputed is the question of who put the ‘butter’ in ‘butterfly.’ One sweet tale claims that butterflies appear in the spring, which is the season that butter is churned. Another explanation stems from medieval folklore. Fairies were said to be fond of butter. In order to steal butter in the dark of night, they would disguise themselves as beautiful flies, which people referred to as butterflies. Although this seems reasonable, the least palatable explanation seems to be the most widely believed. Reliable sources contend that the butterfly was named for its excrement; the yellow droppings of this colorful flyer share an uncanny resemblance to butter. Another fancy flyer that zooms around ponds and pools in the spring is the ‘dragonfly.’ Although named for its resemblance to a dragon (big bug eyes and a fuzzy long neck), this fly has many aliases in the United States. In some parts of the South, it is called a ‘snake doctor’ or ‘snake feeder’ because of the belief that it cares for snakes. In lower states like Mississippi, the dragonfly enjoys the epithet of ‘mosquito hawk,’ ‘mosquito fly’ or ‘skeeter hawk.’ The New Englanders prefer to call it a ‘darner’ or ‘darner’s needle,’ and those on the New Jersey coast refer to this flying dragon as a ‘spindle.’ Clearly not all bugs invoke our shooing instinct. Although scary in appearance, some manage to escape our full wrath. Could it be that we are less inclined to target daddy-long-legs because of its friendly name? If we referred to it by its given name, ‘crane fly,’ perhaps those slow floating bugs would meet the sole of a shoe more often. The ambivalence in our love-hate relationship with bugs emerges in our culture and language. We can tell someone to bug off, yet we love to dance the jitterbug. Someone can be as cute as a bug’s ear or comfy as a bug in a rug, yet nobody wants a bug in the system or a bugged phone. Perhaps this spring it’s time to ponder to the winged creature perched on the lip of our glass. Let’s consider the wonder of its presence and take a second look. Share the space, shoo softly and do your best to not get bugged.

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Helen Williamson
Former longtime Claremont resident Helen Williamson died in San Dimas on March 18, 2010 after several years of declining health. At 91, Ms. Williamson remained alert and conversational until close to her death, enjoying family and friends and recollecting the many pleasures of her 9 decades of life. Born Mildred Helen Diemer to Robert B. and Mildred S. Diemer on June 18, 1918 in Riverton, Wyoming, Ms. Williamson moved with her family throughout Wyoming, Texas and California during her childhood as they followed her father’s civil engineering career. They ultimately settled in California in 1929. Though her father’s career necessitated new beginnings in innumerable homes and schools, she respected and was very proud of his professional accomplishments. Ms. Williamson first fell in love with Claremont as a student at Pomona College from where she graduated in 1939. Having relocated so often in her youth, the 4 years she spent at Pomona represented the longest time she had spent in one place until then. During her time there, she took pleasure in competing in sports. Pomona College remained a special place in Ms. Williamson’s memories and, throughout her later years, when insomnia kept her awake into the night, she sang herself to sleep with her school’s Alma Mater, “Hail, Pomona, Hail…” “The college mascot Cecil Sagehen would be proud,” noted her son, Bob

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marrying Norman Williamson, Jr., a businessman and lieutenant commander in the US Naval Reserve. They had a son, Robert John Williamson, and were married for 53 years, most of which were spent in Claremont, before Mr. Williamson’s death on November 1, 2001. At the Broadoaks School of Pasadena, Ms. Williamson earned a teaching credential and subsequently taught elementary school at the Broadoaks Kindergarten-Primary Training School in Pasadena (now Broadoaks Children’s School of Whittier College). Other employment during her lifetime included working as a Pomona College student representative in Bullock’s Department Store’s Collegian Department in Los Angeles, as a United Airlines ticket agent in Los Angeles during World War II and as a bookkeeper for the Pomona Valley Credit Bureau. Her true passion was volunteer work, “Giving back to my community,” as she called it. While raising her sons, she volunteered in their schools’ PTAs and contributed countless hours to the Assistance League of Pomona Valley, helping to establish a hearing and speech center for deaf children. She also volunteered with the LA Philharmonic Orchestra’s Music Mobile, bringing music education to schoolchildren throughout the Inland Empire, and with the Pomona College Alumni Association. Interested in local and national politics, Ms. Williamson was very active in Republican Party activities. But despite her lifelong affiliation with the Republican Party, she was an outspoken supporter of President Barack Obama. Traveling brought joy to Ms. Williamson and she took more than 30 international trips during her lifetime. She also loved golf, music, cribbage and, most of all, her family, who share mutual feelings. “We all love you mom!” expressed Ms. Williamson’s family. Ms. Williamson is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Lois Parker and Bob and Joan Williamson; her stepdaughter, Linda Williamson; her 4 grandchildren, Amy Leah Parker and Scott Diemer Parker, Clare Elise Williamson Larkins and her husband Collin Larkins and Kate Amber Williamson; and her one niece and 3 nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Betty Jane Diemer-Dederer-Casson, and her brother, Robert Speas Diemer. A graveside service was held on March 22, 2010 at Oak Park Cemetery, followed by a reception at Pomona College’s Seaver House. Memorial donations may be made to a Pomona College student scholarship fund established in her memory. Checks can be made out to “Pomona College” and mailed to 333 N. College Way, Claremont, CA 91711. Please note “in memory of Helen Williamson, Student Scholarships” on the memo line.

Williamson. “Sagehen to the end. Chirp, chirp.” After graduation, Ms. Williamson met George A. Parker, a soon-to-be commissioned officer in the Army Air Corps. In 1941, they married the day after Lieutenant Parker received his wings and, in 1942, they gave birth to a son, George Michael Parker, on their first wedding anniversary. While on a combat mission in the China/Burma/India Theatre with the 14th Air Force, Major Parker, having risen in the ranks, was killed on a mission on July 23, 1944. Ms. Williamson wed a second time,

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COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff In addition to daily newspapers, Claremont attorney John Tulac enjoys reading history and science fiction.

Who? John Tulac, international business attorney and professor Recent reads: Frequently hunkering down with books, news magazines and newspapers for more than 3 hours a day, Mr. Tulac devours reading material. Aiding his consumption is a speed-reading course he completed years ago. “There are times when I can really turn it on for certain kinds of material…because of the training, a technique that anyone can learn, I read at triple, quadruple the normal reading speed, and for me, that’s normal pace,” he explained, noting that he varies his pace depending on the type of material he’s reading. “But I admit, I saw my daughter’s AP physics book, and I couldn’t understand a word of it, and that’s at any speed.” A fiction and nonfiction devotee, Mr. Tulac’s recently finished Out of My Skin: A Novel by John Haskell. The novel arrived in his life through his book club, a monthly gathering of friends started more than a decade ago among fellow parents of Sycamore Elementary School students. Out of My Skin tells the sometimes depressing, sometimes funny story of a self-loathing, insecure, lonely writer who abandons his own persona in favor of impersonating Steve Martin. Finding confidence and a new ease in dealing with life’s troubles in this manner, the impersonation becomes all-consuming. “Not only did I prefer [being] Steve, I was seeing my old self as a hindrance,” notes the main character. But relying on his pseudo-Steveness causes a slew of complications, most poignantly in a love affair and in his understanding of self.

Though a good book for discussion, Mr. Tulac described it as “pretty much a waste of time.” “Well, I shouldn’t say waste of time, it was clever, short, an easy read. It had its moments,” he said. “But anything that makes Woody Allen look normal you’ve got to wonder about.” A fan of science fiction since childhood, Mr. Tulac also recently breezed through Flood by Stephen Baxter. The work of apocalyptic fiction describes massive, global flooding and details the final 42 years of dry land on earth, unfurling humankind’s dawning understanding that they are doomed to drown. “It’s an interesting take on global warming, dealing with the theory that there’s a great deal of fresh water trapped in earth, more than conventional theories account for, so we could eventually enter an era when oceans rise because this deeply reservoired water gets released,” Mr. Tulac explained. “It deals with the literal transforming of the earth as the waters rise and rise.” Daily, Mr. Tulac reads several newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal; and, weekly, he pours through numerous news magazines: Time, US News and World Report, Newsweek, The Economist and The Week. Currently reading: A reader of many tastes, Mr. Tulac frequently gravitates to books about history and is presently in the pages of Kenneth Stampp’s America in 1857: A Nation on the Brink, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in its publication year. Generating rave reviews, America in 1857 takes an intricate look at this pivotal year in our country, describing events and people and tensions leading to the Civil War. “It’s a scholarly work, and quite good,” Mr. Tulac said. A member of the board of trustees of the Don Bosco Technical Institute, a college-prep high school in Rosemead, and currently the school’s acting president, Mr. Tulac is also reading Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division by Anthony Muhammad. Involved in the presidential search and actively dealing with faculty and administrative issues as acting president, he is drawing insight from this book, which offers intelligent approaches to and philosophies on creating healthy schools and subsequent improved learning for students. “This book is really fascinating,” said Mr. Tulac, who has taught at Cal Poly, Pomona for more than 30 years.

Favorite book: “I just don’t know how to answer that one,” said Mr. Tulac, echoing the stumped response of numerous past Bookmarkers. Favorite book nooks: Mr. Tulac obtains his reading material from a variety of sources—, Borders, the library, etc.—and named several favorite haunts from the past, independent establishments now long gone. “A Change of Hobbit” in Westwood is one, a joint with “every science fiction title you could imagine,” he said. And now, in possession of a Kindle, an electronic device developed by, he has access to endless “e-books” and other digital media at the touch of a few buttons: a library in his hands. Though a fan of the gadget, some traditional pleasures just can’t be beat. “There’s just something about settling in with a newspaper and holding it just so,” he said. “You can’t replicate that on the Kindle.” Favorite places to read: At home, Mr. Tulac nestles into a large chair that tips back for ultimate comfort, or opts to lounge on a love seat, “like a high school kid,” he joked, “with my head at one end and legs dangling off the other.” Around town, Mr. Tulac might be spotted enjoying lunch with his loyal companions: a book, magazine or newspaper. Or, if weather entices and time allows, he may stroll around the college campuses or Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, seeking the perfect bench for an hour of two of reading (which, for the enthusiastic speed-reader, could mean the demolishing of an entire book, or 5). Passing down the passion: Mr. Tulac carries fond memories of book-time with his 3 daughters, all of whom are in their 20s and share their father’s reading fervor. “I think one thing I’m proud of is that from the time the girls were really tiny we read to them, and I really enjoyed that. I miss some of those books we read out loud,” he said. “They became good readers because they enjoyed the of experience of reading as children.”
—Brenda Bolinger

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Tuesday, Mar. 30 Etiwanda (8-4, 2-0) 121-000-0 Claremont (5-4, 1-2) 000-011-1 (Kenny Chapman: 1-3, HR, RBI) Thursday, Apr. 1 Los Osos (7-2, 2-1) 200-000-3 Claremont (5-5, 1-3) 110-000-0 (Grank Meiker: 1-2, RBI) 4 3

5 2 Wednesday, Mar. 31 Claremont 13, Rancho Cucamonga 5 (CHS sweeps: Trevor James, Scott Donaldson/David Standerfer) Discus: Taylor Tuliaupupu, n/a Triple Jump: Klyvens Delaunay, 39-8 High Jump: Khayree Jones-Wilborn, n/a Pole Vault: Josh Gilson, n/a
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Wednesday, Mar. 24 Claremont (13-5, 1-0) Arcadia 25-25-26-26 23-21-28-24 3 1

Thursday, Apr. 1 Claremont (Boys) 116 Rancho Cucamonga 56 CHS Boys First Place Results 200 Medley Relay: Claremont, 1:51.10 200 Free: Elliot Avila, 1:59.46 200 IM: Sam Jardine, 2:04.43 50 Free: Dylan Tarazona, 23.54 100 Free: Jason Nichols, 55.42
SCOREBOARD continues on the next page

Monday, Mar. 29 Rancho C. (3-10, 0-1) 020-00-1 Claremont (7-5, 1-1) 045-420-x (Faith Song: 3-5, HR, 2 runs, 7 RBIs) Wednesday, Mar. 31 Claremont (7-6, 1-2) Etiwanda (11-1, 1-0) 3 15

Wednesday, Mar. 31 Claremont (Boys) 99, Rancho Cucamonga 37 CHS Boys First Place Results 1600m: Paul Ross, 4:31.52 (PR) 800m: AK Metoyer, 2:00.42 400m: Jordan Scott, 53.17 Shot Put: Taylor Tuliaupupu, 44-6

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Claremont (Girls) 85, Rancho Cucamonga 51 CHS Girls First Place Results 800m: Jessica McMillen, 2:26.91 400m: Bailey Sanin, 1:00.93 200m: Brittany Brown, 26.79 100m: Kori Carter, 12.51 100h: Kori Carter, 15.41 300h: Kori Carter, 45.28 4x400: Claremont, 4:13.70 Shot Put: Raegan Henderson, 32-7 Discus: Raegan Henderson, 98-9 Pole Vault: Katja Whitham, 8-6

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COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff Claremont High Schoolʼs Alex Hoyle, left, and Ethan Castro celebrate their second place finish in 200-meter medley relay on Thursday during a swim meet with Rancho Cucamonga High School. SCOREBOARD continued from the previous page

500 Free: Dylan Tarazona, 5:00.51 200 Free Relay: Claremont, 1:36.12 100 Back: Aidan Corliss, 1:07.08 100 Breast: Sam Jardine, 1:09.08 400 Free Relay: Claremont, 3:41.81 Claremont (Girls) 126 Rancho Cucamonga 44 CHS Girls First Place Results 200 Medley Relay: Claremont, 1:59.24 200 Free: Noelle Tarazona, 1:58.99 200 IM: Noelle Tarazona, 2:10.98 100 Butterfly: Pana Wilson, 1:05.48 100 Free: Cameron Hagen, 1:03.93 500 Free: Joy Gao, 6:02.01 200 Free Relay: Claremont, 1:50.51 100 Breastroke: Tara Bletcher, 1:16.34 400 Free Relay: Claremont, 4:11.52

CLAREMONT FAST PITCH 14U Division Standings (through Apr. 1) 1. Fire Trucks 9-0 2. Blackout 5-3 3. Sikka Than Your Average 5-3 Tuesday, Mar. 30 Sikka Than Your Average 15 Diamond Bar (#1) 2

MEN’S BASEBALL Tuesday, Mar. 30 STAGS (13-12) 110-014-000 Chapman (18-4) 640-030-12x (Steve Dannaway: 2-4, 3 RBIs) MEN’S GOLF Monday, Mar. 29 – Tuesday, Mar. 30 Cal Lutheran Kingsmen Invitational 1. STAGS 918 (+54) 2. Redlands 933 (+69) 3. La Verne 935 (+71) 4. Master’s C. 940 (+76) 5. Linfield C. 942 (+78) (Tain Lee (CMS): 1st place, 221 [+5]) WOMEN’S LACROSSE Wednesday, Mar. 31 Occidental 14, SAGEHENS (3-6) 6 (Hannah T’Kindt: 5 goals, assist) WOMEN’S SOFTBALL Tuesday, Mar. 30 Williams College (3-10) 000-003-010 7 16

CLAREMONT LITTLE LEAGUE Majors Division Standings (through Apr. 1) 1. Angels 5-0-2 2. Dodgers 3-2-2 3. Red Sox 3-2-2 4. Devil Rays 2-3-2 5. Phillies 2-4-1 6. Yankees 1-5-1 Wednesday, Mar. 31 Red Sox 11, Yankees 1

Claremont High School Sophomore Gabrielle Cuellar shakes hands with an opponent after she won her heat of the girlʼs 200 freestyle on Thursday.

ATHENAS (19-4) 000-101-111 (Rebecca King: 1-4, HR, 2 runs, RBI) Thursday, Apr. 1 Pacific Lutheran (14-6) 200-010-0 ATHENAS (19-5) 000-011-0 (Melissa Munoz, 2-3, RBI)


d. Amrik Donkena/Tyler Johnson (GA), 8-2) WOMEN’S WATER POLO Tuesday, Mar. 30 Brown 12, ATHENAS (7-11) 4 Brown 8, SAGEHENS (4-9) 3 SAGEHENS (5-9) 12, Azusa Pacific 11 (OT) —Landus Rigsby

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MEN’S TENNIS Tuesday, Mar. 30 STAGS (14-4) 9, Gustavus Adolphus 0 (#1 Doubles: Brandon Wei/Ronald Wu (CMS)

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, April 3, 2010


COURIER photos/Rafael Anguiano Arlette McGurty congratulates her grandson Anton Russell on receiving his Eagle Scout rank on Tuesday at the Claremont Presbyterian Church. The Eagle Scout rank is the highest rank attainable in Boy Scouts of America and only 8 percent of Boy Scouts reach this rank.

Four local teens make Eagle Scout

Julie Piibe helps her son Quinn Piibe affix his neckerchief during the Eagle Scout ceremony Tuesday at Claremont Presbyterian Church. Behind Quinn is his father Remy Piibe, center and his previous scoutmaster Juan Ossa. Quinn awarded his mentor pin to his previous scoutmaster during the event.

our local teenagers from Boy Scout Troop 403 achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on Tuesday night at a ceremony at the Presbyterian Church of Claremont.

Assistant scout master Remy Piibe called the feat a “unique accomplishment” for the young men. “I think only about 4 percent of all scouts ever became Eagle Scouts,” Mr. Piibe said. “So for 4 from our troop to reach the rank all at once is special. We normally only have one or two every year.” An Eagle Scout is the highest rank that can be achieved in the Boy Scouts of America. To become an Eagle Scout, the young men must earn 24 merit

badges, take exams and participate in a final project involving community service. The new Eagle Scouts are Kyle Buerba, 18, of Upland, James Croughan, 18, of Claremont, Quinn Piibe, 17, of Claremont and Anton Russell, 16, of Claremont. For their final projects, the scouts did landscaping and tree planting projects at local parks and churches. “To become an Eagle Scout shows a great degree of leadership in these young man,” Mr. Piibe said. “The core values of the scouts have been instilled in them as teenagers. Most Eagle Scouts end up doing very well in life.” Troop 403 meets about 3 or 4 times a month and has regular outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking trips or rock climbing. There are currently about 25 member of the troop ranging in age from 11 to 18.

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, April 3, 2010


Kyle Buerba, left, Quinn Piibe, Anton Russell, and James Croughan were honored at a ceremony Tuesday with the rank of Eagle Scout.

James Croughan peruses Anton Russellʼs Eagle Project binder as he waits for the ceremony to begin Tuesday at Claremont Presbyterian Church.

Margot Buerba examines a picture of her grandson Kyle Buerba she has just taken just prior to an Eagle Scout ceremony Tuesday. Kyle qualified for his Eagle Scout rank and will be formally promoted at the next meeting.

Sycamore Celebrates fundraiser offers art auction, live music
The 2nd annual Sycamore Celebrates fundraiser will be held Friday, April 16 at the Padua Hills Theater from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sycamore Celebrates is the primary annual fundraiser for Sycamore Elementary, and all proceeds will support students through art, music and educational enrichment. Sycamore Celebrates welcomes parents, friends, alumni and community members. Tickets include dinner and entrance to the art and wine auction, and may be purchased for $75 at the school, 225 W. Eighth St., or online at This year, the auction will include pottery from Crispin Gonzalez, a ceramist and Sycamore alum. California wineries featured include Lucia, Kutch, Roessler, Patz & Hall, Ziata, Chamisal and more.
possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): Graciela Gonzalez, a married woman Recorded: 10/26/07, as Instrument No. 20072428126, of Official Records of Los Angeles County, California. Date of Sale: 04/12/10 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA The purported property address is: 612 CITADEL AVE, CLAREMONT, CA 91711 Assessors Parcel No. 8315-016-022 The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $470,944.28. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. If required by the provisions of sect 2923.5 of the Calif Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or its authorized agent was recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office and reads substantially as follows: The mortgage loan servicer declares that (1) it has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Calif Civil Code §2923.52 and (2) the timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Calif Civil Code § 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Calif Civil Code §2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: March 18, 2010 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Julian Ojeda, Authorized Signatory 505 N. Tustin Ave, Ste 243, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Sale Info website: Automated Sales Line: 714-2774845 Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: (866) 387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFO OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FEI# 1002.147721 3/20, 3/27, 4/03/2010

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Trustee Sale No.: 20090028702317 Title Order No.: 090866492 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/1/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDex West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/07/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2468529 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California. Executed By: NICOLE WIRICK AND BENJAMIN M WIRICK, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check/cash equivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). Date of Sale: 4/16/2010 Time of Sale: 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Street Address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 495 NOTRE DAME ROAD CLAREMONT, CA 91711 APN#: 8316-004-025 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $469,846.69. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. For Trustee Sale Info Call: Priority Posting & Publication 17501 Irvine Blvd., Suite One Tustin, CA 92780 714-573-1965 NDex West, LLC as Authorized Agent Dated: 3/25/2010 NDex West, LLC may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any info obtained will be used for that purpose. P678133 3/27, 4/3, 04/10/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7037.03610 Title Order No. 4313565 MIN No. 1001310-2270192842-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/19/07. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in §5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title,

Dinner is provided by Gourmet Gourmet and the cash bar will feature wine from Ripken Vineyards and specialty beers from Dale Bros. Brewery as well as live music by Night Shift from Citrus College. Sycamore Elementary School has a century long history, and offers a distinctive educational model with multi-age classrooms and an emphasis on student selfmotivation. Curriculum planning is done with student input, and community involvement aids children in their experience with self-directed learning. For a full list of artists who have donated to the auction, please visit

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, April 3, 2010


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 20100321088 The following person is doing business as Healing Paws Press, 220 S. Indian Hill Blvd., Suite K, Claremont, CA 91711. Aubrey H. Fine, 220 S. Indian Hill Blvd., Suite K, 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/ Aubrey H. Fine This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County in 03/09/10 NOTICE-This fictitious business name statement expires five (5) years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new statement must be filed before that time. 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 Sect 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code) PUBLISH: 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3/10 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 20100248484 The following person is doing business as Rio de Ojas, 250 Harvard Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. Raymond Louis Riojas, 434 Marygrove Rd., Claremont, CA 91711. Terri Rae Riojas, 434 Marygrove Rd., Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by: husband and wife. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Terri Rae Riojas This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County in 02/24/10 NOTICE-This fictitious business name statement expires five (5) years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new statement must be filed before that time. 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:, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3/10 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 20100396596 The following person is doing business as Cielo Mio Spa & Salon, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., C2-200, Claremont, CA 91711. Cielo Mio Spa & Salon LLC, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., C2-200, Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on April 15, 2008 /s/ Thomas Vu This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County in 03/23/10 NOTICE-This fictitious business name statement expires five (5) years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new statement must be filed before that time. 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: 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17/10. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 20100383454 The following person is doing business as JR & Me Publications, DBA JR Consulting, 2274 Edinboro Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711. Jaenene Geiger Maldonado, 2274 Edinboro Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by: an Individual Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 01/13/96 /s/ Jaenene Geiger Maldonado This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County in 03/19/10 NOTICE-This fictitious business name statement expires five (5) years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new statement must be filed before that time. 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: 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17/10. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF (NAME) FRANCES JOY CUTLER EDGE CASE NUMBER KP 013 507 1. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will, or estate or both, of (specify all names by which the decedent was known): FRANCES JOY CUTLER EDGE 2. A Petition for Probate has been filed by (name of petitioner): CATHERINE E. AMBLER in the Superior Court of California, County of (specify): LOS ANGELES 3. The Petition for Probate requests that (name): CATHERINE E. AMBLER be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. 4. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. 5. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. 6. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: a. Date: April 22, 2010 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept.: A b. Address of court:
Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, East District 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766. 7. If you object to the granting of the petition you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. 8. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. 9. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. 10. Attorney for Petitioner: SANDRA N. BALDONADO, SBN 116891 (Address): 435 YALE AVE., CLAREMONT, CA 91711 (Tel): (909) 626-1715 PUBLISH: 3/27, 3/31, 4/3/10 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 74-36070-3 Title Order No.090761862 APN 8722-035-002 The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final order of exemption pursuant to CA CIV. CODE 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08/15/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 04/09/2010 at 10:30AM, HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORP as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/18/2006, as Instrument 06 1847726 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: J.A. AKINS AND G.E. AKINS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, BENEFICIAL CALIFORNIA, INC. (Original Lender) and HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC., as current Servicer/Lender, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in sect 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BLVD., 12720 NORWALK BLVD., NORWALK, CA., all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 19845 CALLE SENITA, WALNUT, CA 91789. The undersigned Trustee dis“TT/TTY” at least three (3) working days prior to the meeting, if possible. LYNNE FRYMAN, CITY CLERK CITY OF CLAREMONT Publish: April 3, 2010

The assets being sold are generally described as: FURNITURE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, TRADENAME, GOODWILL, LEASEHOLD INTEREST & IMPROVEMENT, COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE and is located at: 1207 N. GRAND AVE, WALNUT, CA 91789 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: DIAMOND GLOBAL ESCROW, INC. and the anticipated sale date is APRIL 21, 2010 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: DIAMOND GLOBAL ESCROW, INC., 22632 GOLD SPRINGS DR, #160, DIAMOND BAR, CA 91765 and the last day for filing claims by any creditor shall be APRIL 20, 2010, which is the business day before the anticipated sale date specified above. Dated: MARCH 25, 2010 YONG CUI, Buyer(s) PCTS LA153062 CLAREMONT COURIER 4/3/2010

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NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY ON BASE LINE ROAD EAST OF TOWNE AVENUE IN THE CITY OF CLAREMONT BY THE CLAREMONT REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY TO CITY VENTURES LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Claremont Redevelopment Agency Board will hold a public hearing to consider a Purchase and Sale Agreement (the “Agreement”) between the Claremont Redevelopment Agency (the “Agency”) and City Ventures LLC, a Delaware limited liability company. The Agreement is for the sale of real property located on the south side of Base Line Road, approximately 1000 feet east of Towne Avenue in the City of Claremont. It is more particularly described as assessor parcel numbers 8669-019-904, 8669-020-904, and 8669-020-905. The PUBLIC HEARING will be on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 beginning at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 225 West Second Street, Claremont, CA 91711. Copies of the Agreement are available for public review in the City Clerk’s Office located at City Hall, 207 Harvard Avenue. For additional information on the Agreement, please call Brian Desatnik, Housing and Redevelopment Manager, at (909) 399-5342. Interested persons are invited to appear and be heard at the public hearing on the matter. Failure to raise issues related to the Agreement prior to or at the above-referenced public hearing may constitute a waiver of rights to raise the issues at a later date. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need special assistance to participate in the scheduled meetings, please contact the city clerk at (909) 399-5461 “VOICE” or (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: March 27, 2010 and April 3, 2010 7:00 p.m. The subject property has a General Plan designation of Institutional and an underlying zoning designation of Institutional Educational. The current Los Angeles County Assessor’s Parcel Number for the property is 8306-008-045. On March 2, 2010, the Planning Commission approved Harvey Mudd College’s (HMC) request to subdivide the approximately eleven acres into four parcels. The property in question is located north of the frontage road on the north side of Foothill Boulevard between College and Dartmouth Avenues. Harvey Mudd College has indicated that Parcels 2 and 3 will be restricted from development based on internal agreements within the Colleges. At some point, HMC will sell Parcels 3 and 4 to the Claremont Graduate University. No development plans for any of the parcels have been identified at this time. Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15315, the Community Development Director determined that the proposed application is exempt from the provisions of CEQA because the project involves division of property into four (4) parcels that are consistent with local regulations and the General Plan, and the property has access to all services. The purpose of the parcel map is to create lots for sale within the Claremont Consortium. The act of subdividing the land to create legal parcels for sale will not result in significant physical impacts on the environment. It is the future development that may have impacts on the environment. However, it is unknown what type and intensity of development that might potentially be proposed on the parcels. Any future proposals on Lots 1 and 4 (Lots 2 and 3 will be restricted from development) will undergo their own environmental review at the time of proposal. Therefore no additional environmental review is needed at this time. The application and tentative parcel map are on file with the Planning Division located at Claremont City Hall, 207 Harvard Avenue, and are available for interested parties to review. City Hall is open Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposal by writing to City Planner Lisa Prasse, City of Claremont, P.O. Box 880, Claremont, CA 91711-0880, or by calling (909) 399-5470. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in a City meeting should contact the City Clerk at (909) 399-5461 “VOICE” or 1 (800) 735-2929

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the Municipal Code of the City of Claremont, the City Council will consider proposed Historical Property Agreement (Mills Act) for 920 Alamosa Avenue (File #10-MA03). The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, commencing at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber, 225 W. Second Street, at which time all interested persons are invited to appear and be heard. The proposed Historical Property (Mills Act) Agreement is between the City of Claremont and the owners (Ralph and Kathleen Cole) of the historical property located at 920 Alamosa Drive. If approved, the agreement will ensure the long-term preservation of the character-defining features of the property and provide a tax reduction to the property owners. On March 24, 2010, the Architectural Commission reviewed the proposed agreement and adopted a resolution recommending that the City Council approve the proposed agreement. The City Council is the final decision-making body on Historical Property Agreements. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that pursuant to the City of Claremont’s Local Guidelines for Implementing the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), historical property agreements are exempt (Section 3.03.B.16). In addition, the proposed scheduled improvements listed within the contract is categorically exempt from the CEQA pursuant to Section 15331 in that these improvements are for restoration/rehabilitation of a historical resource. Therefore, no further environmental review is necessary. Copies of the proposed agreement are available at the Planning Division, Claremont City Hall, 207 Harvard Avenue, Monday through Thursday, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information on the proposal, please contact Assistant Planner Joanne Jo at (909) 399-5353, or send written comments to P.O. Box 880, Claremont, CA 91711-0880. Finally, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in a City meeting should contact the City Clerk at 909/399 5461 “VOICE” or 1800/735-2929 “TT/TTY” at least three (3) working days prior to the meeting, if possible. CITY CLERK CITY OF CLAREMONT Publish: April 3, 201

claims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $668,232.08 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. CONDITION OF SALE: The successful bidder will be required to pay county documentary transfer tax, any city tax, and any other applicable taxes or fees (including, but not limited to, the fee for recording Preliminary Change of Ownership report) to the auctioneer at the time of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 03/08/2010 HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORP P.O. BOX 60145 CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA 91716 For Sale Info: (714)730-2727, or TO NOTIFY TRUSTEE OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS, FAX FACE PAGE OF BANKRUPTCY PETITION TO (909)397-3914 ROSEMARIE GARCIA, Trustee Sales Officer HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORP MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFO OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3478246 03/20, 03/27, 04/03/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM236050-C Loan No. 0601434705 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/14/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: HARVINDER KAUR, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded 12/22/2005 as Instrument No. 05 3154068 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:4/19/2010 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, California Property Address is purported to be: 2320 S DIAMOND BAR BLVD #E DIAMOND BAR, California 91765 APN #: 8713008-025 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $259,329.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Sect 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [2] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Sect 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Sect 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 3/25/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 N Ontario St, Ste 400 Burbank, CA 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Ileanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3444899 03/27, 04/03, 04/10/2010 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC Sec. 6105) Escrow No. 078925-PH NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s) and business address(es) of the seller(s) is/are: YOGURT BAR INC, MAILING ADDRESS: 1207 N. GRAND AVE, WALNUT, CA 91789 Doing business as: WALNUT BAKERY All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s) within the past three years, as stated by the seller(s), is/are: NONE The name(s) and business address of the buyer(s) is/are: YONG CUI, MAILING ADDRESS: 1207 N. GRAND AVE, WALNUT, CA 91789

NOTICE OF SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the Municipal Code of the City of Claremont, that Claremont Graduate University has petitioned for approval of a parade (File #10-SEP04), scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, 2010. The parade will begin along 11th Street and College Avenue at 10:00 a.m. and end at Shelton Park with a short gathering concluding at 12:30 p.m. The parade is designed to showcase working instruments constructed by Noridan (a group of social entrepreneurs from Seoul, Korea), which transforms scrap metal and other discarded materials into working musical instruments. During the parade, temporary street closures will be required. The parade is scheduled to move in a reasonable and timely fashion such that access to and through streets affected by the parade will not be unreasonably interrupted during the event. At the conclusion of the parade, barricades will be removed and streets will be re-opened. The proposed parade map for the event is indicated on the associated map below. Later in the evening, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the Noridan group will perform (with these instruments as well as others) within the Village Expansion area plaza. The public review period will commence on April 3, 2010 and will run through Monday, April 12, 2010. Any interested person is directed to contact Associate Planner Luke Seibert at (909) 399-5483 or send written comment to P.O. Box 880, Claremont, CA 91711-0880. Street Closures Along Eleventh Street, between College Avenue and Dartmouth Avenue Along Dartmouth Avenue, between Eleventh Street and Tenth Street Along Tenth Street, between College Avenue and Dartmouth Avenue Along College Avenue at the intersections of Eleventh Street, Tenth Street, Ninth Street, Eighth Street, Seventh Street, Sixth Street, Harrison Avenue, Fourth Street, and Bonita Avenue (traffic will be redirected to Harvard Avenue) Along Bonita Avenue, between College Avenue and Harvard Avenue PUBLISH: April 3, 2010 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR CITY OF CLAREMONT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the Municipal Code of the City of Claremont that Michael Keenan appealed Planning Commission’s approval of Tentative Parcel Map 71091. The City Council will conduct an appeal hearing on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 in the City Council Chamber, 225 W. Second Street, at which time all interested persons are invited to appear. The public hearing portion will not commence before

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Claremont COURIER Classifieds


rentals.................. 19 employment......... 19 services................ 20 real estate............ 23
Apartment for Rent
CLAREMONT; three bedrooms, two bathrooms. $1400 Monthly plus $800 security. 633 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 624-9958 PERFECT large one bedroom. $850. Private patio, totally redone! Garage. Close to Village. Call Mrs. Weber 624-7383 TWO bedroom, one bathroom with stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer, carpet, window coverings, A/C, garage. $1050. 1400 Arrow Hwy. 593-0752

CONTACT US 1420 N Claremont Blvd. Suite 205B Claremont, CA 91711 Ph: 909.621.4761 • Fax: 909.621.4072 Business Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Room for Rent
$600 REMODELED Inside, next to Colleges. Smoking ok. Call Elaine 261-2202

Help Wanted
APPRAISAL Coordinator position for Claremont Real Estate Office. Two years office experience required. Duties include report assembly & research. Fax, email resume: 909-482-1070,

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

Townhome for Rent
NORTH Claremont three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, double garage, pool and spa, patio. $1900 Monthly. 261- 1578 SOUTH Claremont; four bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms, dishwasher, covered patio, two car garage, community pool. Sewer & trash included. No smoking, pets. $1600 WSPM 621-5941 CLAREMONT “Club” for lease: Three bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, two car attached garage. $1800 monthly. 949677-6736 SPACIOUS three bedroom, two bathroom. Fantastic Claremont location. No pets, smoking. $1995. For details: 447-7708 BRAND New townhome in Pomona/Claremont. Three bedrooms, bonus room, 2.5 bathrooms. Three stories. 1,616 sqft. Gated community, two car attached garage. $1975 plus deposit. 626318-8743 BOARDWALK Townhouses 2 bedroom 2.5 bathroom 1200 sq.ft. Washer/Dryer/Gas Fireplace $1495-$1295 GREAT MOVE IN SPECIAL! 267-9983

Garage Sales
SATURDAY, April 3. 8:30 a.m. 3036 N. Rockmont Ave., Claremont. Large Variety- Miscellaneous items.

Coyote Sightings
TO report a coyote sighting, please call Aimee at 621-4761

Condo for Rent
NEW Claremont two bedroom! Three residences available! No pets, smoking. $1495- $1550. For details: 447-7708 PANORAMIC skyline view! Spacious single story Highpoint Condo. Recently updated! No smoking, pets. $2195. 447-7708

Lost and Found
COLLEGE students brown Quicksilver backpack, filled with text books and identification, was lost on the Foothill Transit Bus #187. Please call with any information! 626-7373

Auto for Sale
SELLING your car? Why not place a photo display ad? Only $25 for one week! Call Aimee 621-4761

Duplex for Rent
TWO bedrooms plus office, 1 3/4 bathrooms. 1436 sq. ft. Fresh paint, new carpet, two car direct access garage. Refrigerator, washer, dryer, sewer and trash included. $1950 monthly. WSPM 621-5941

Selling, Buying or Renting?
Advertise in the Claremont Courier! Call Aimee, Courier Classifieds at

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

House for Rent
VINTAGE two bedroom, two bathroom plus office. On 23 acre private ranch. Next to stream. 12 minutes from Clarmeont in Mt Baldy. Best place in Southern California! $1450 Monthly. No Pets, Smoking. 982-7719 Three bedroom Claremont home. Two remodeled baths, many upgrades, central air, $1900. Curtis Real Estate. 626-1261. CLAREMONT near Baseline and Indian Hill. Three bedroom, 1.75 bathrooms, two car garage. $1800 includes gardener. Please call 399-9562

Want to Rent
RESPONSIBLE Family looking for four bedroom or three bedroom with office in North Claremont. Excellent Credit! Two year lease desired. No Pets, smoking. Move-in July 1, possibly June 1. 909-223-9129

Want to Buy
GOT fruit? Looking to Buy fresh, pesticide free fruit from Claremont trees. Small amounts OK. 638-8295.

Office Space
PRIME Professional Claremont office space. $300 to $450. Includes utilities and shared waiting room. Family Real Estate. 624-4505, 626-4206 Rates and deadlines are subject to change without notice. The publisher reserves the right to edit, reclassify, revise or reject any classified advertisement. Please report any error that may be in your ad immediately. The COURIER is not responsible for any unreported errors after the first publication. It is the advertiserʼs obligation to verify the accuracy of his/her ad.


DEADLINES All new accounts and Garage Sale ads must be prepaid. Payment by cash, check. credit cards now accepted. Sorry no refunds.


Classified: Monday & Thursday by 3:00 pm Real Estate: Wednesday by 3:00 pm Service Pages: Monday by 3:00 pm

Classified: 1-16 words $20.00, each additional word $1.25 Display Ad: $11 per column/inch, 3 column minimum Service Ad: Please call for pricing.

QUALITY INTERIORS. Acoustical contractor. Specializing in acoustic removal, texture, painting, acoustic respray and drywall repairs. Lic #602916. 624-8177.

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

MASTER CARPENTER, wood worker. Mantles, custom counter tops and doors. 18 year Claremont resident. Go to Clive Grey 909-702-4607 D and G Carpentry *Cabinet Refacing* Custom Cabinets, Entertainment Centers Fireplace Mantles, Doors, Molding and More! Free Estimates! References Available Visit our Website at Please Call: 909-262-3144 Lic# 900656

Christopher Iqal Computer/Internet Repair Services Small Business & Home Support A+ Certified (909)456-6102

do You Move in the World? With Beauty and Passion? Ongoing Classes. 909-626-0757

Taking the time to care for Courier readersʼ complete restoration needs since 1965. Lic #100108 (909) 593-1846.

I'M HERE TO HELP. Housekeeping, Shopping, Errands. Pet, Plant, House Sitting. Jenny Jones (909) 626-0027 Anytime!


College Glass Inc.
Broken Glass Replacement Dual & Single Glaze Mirrors Table Tops Wardrobe Doors Shower Enclosures Sliding Glass Doors & Windows

JDC CONCRETE Driveways, patios, walkways, pool decks. Color, stamped, aggregate & washed finish concrete. Brick, stone, pavers & block walls. Insured – License# 894245. (909) 624-9000

GARDENING SERVICE. Sprinkler systems. General clean-up. Install new grass. Maintenance. Free estimates. Call Mr. Ho at (909) 238-8115

THOR MCANDREW Construction. Drywall repair & installation. Interior plaster repair. Free estimates. CA Lic# 742776. (909) 816-8467

Programs for Adults and for Children. Est. 1983. Call 624-7770.

Custom Landscape &
Hardscape Design New & Existing Outdoor Living Spaces & Kitchens Custom Brick & Stone Work Color, Stamped & Washed Concrete Pavers Synthetic Grasses Drought Tolerant Designs, Irrigation, Low Voltage Lighting, Drainage, Custom Patio Covers

Custom Landscape &
Hardscape Design New & Existing Outdoor Living Spaces & Kitchens Custom Brick & Stone Work Color, Stamped & Washed Concrete, Pavers, Synthetic Grasses, Drought Tolerant Designs, Irrigation, Low Voltage Lighting, Drainage, Custom Patio Covers

Lic# 860465

Claremont Handyman Service All your handyman needs Carpentry, Lighting, painting Odd jobs welcome! Free Consultations 921-6334 ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, remodeling, painting. Worked 18 years in Claremont. References available. Lic# 846995. Call 951-237-1547.

Serving your area for over 25 years. Repairs all makes/models. Free service call with repair. Free estimate on new units. MC/ Visa. 100% financing. Senior disc. Lic 744873.

CAREGIVER for seniors and children. Housecleaning available separately. Experienced. References available. Call Josephine. 909-467-2305, 909-489-3993 EXPERIENCED personal care provider available for your home. CPR certified. References, Reasonable rates! Jill 909-202-6884 CNA trained woman will care for handicap or elderly people. Light house cleaning. 909-625-8933 EXPERIENCED care provider. CPR and State certified. Good References. Please call 951217-3949 PART-TIME, independent, experienced care giver looking to provide personal care services. References available. Call Dora. 760-341-4688

GLOBAL ELECTRIC Free estimates, lowest prices! Quality guaranteed. Small Jobs Welcome. Lighting design, garden, installation, computer, phones, all types of troubleshooting, upgrades. Local, Fast! 805-4512697 Lic#633154. MOR ELECTRIC Co. Residential, commercial, industrial. No job too big or small; we do everything electrical! Reasonable, reliable. Seniors discount. Lic. #400990. Free Estimates. 989-3454, 767-0062. Talk to an electrician, not a machine. Residential, commercial, Industrial. Lic # 7 3 1 9 4 8 . UNITED ELECTRIC Claremont. 909-772-6000

Lic #789335 909-456-9123

(909) 985-5254

New, Refurbished or Repair. Sod, Drainage, Plants, Trees Concrete, Masonary, BBQs Decks, Patios, Covers Lighting - Low Voltage, 120 Sprinkler & Drip Systems Planter or Retaining Walls D.G., Stepping Stones, Rock Fountains, Waterfalls

Lic #789335 909-456-9123 GARDEN MAINTENANCE Mowing, hand pull weeding, trimming, sprinkler work and clean-ups. David: (909) 374-1583

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. 626-3933.

SAME DAY REPAIRS Free in Home Evaluation for New Installations (909)398-1208 Lic. #810252 WEʼRE LOCAL 671 W. Arrow Hwy. Claremont

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. 621-1182. HACIENDA CARPET u p h o l s t e r y, t i l e cleaning. Since 1970. Specializing in commercial, residential. 20% discount 909-985-3875 WINSTON'S CARPET Cleaning. Commercial, residential. Experienced, reliable. Free Scotchguard and pet odor removal. Free Estimate. Senior discount. 282-0777.

Serving Claremont Area for 30 Years St. Cont #323243 Liability-Comp. Ins.

Room Additions, Kitchen/Bath Remodeling, Custom Cabinets, Residential/Commercial.

AFFORDABLE on time airport rides. AA Sedan service. 12 years experience! Servicing all airports. 909-938-9963


Taking the time to care for Courier readersʼ complete restoration needs since 1965. Lic #100108 (909) 593-1846.


1/2 HOUR FREE Two Hour Minimum Residential, Commercial, Recessed Lighting, Breaker Replacement, Panel Upgrades, Ceiling Fans, Troubleshooting, Computer Circuits, Landscape Lighting, Pool & Spa Equipment Replacement. Free Estimates Sales & Service. 24 hours. References. 909-626-2242 or 909-900-8930 Lic #806149. CALL LOU Flush lights, service changes, repair, service calls, outdoor lighting, room additions. Lic. #258436. (909) 241-7671, (909) 949-8230. SPARKS ELECTRIC Local Electrician For All Your Electrician Needs. 626-890-8887 or 909-251-2013 Lic # 922000

ELIAS GARDENING & Landscaping. Clean-ups. Tree trimming. Sodding. Hydro-seeding. Sprinkler installation and repairs. 10% Senior discount. Free estimates. (909) 484-3419
NATURAL EARTH Eco-Friendly Landscaping From the creators of The Pomona College Organic Farm. Specializing in edible and drought tolerant landscapes. “Why mow when you can grow?” 909-398-1235.

Handyman Service. “Your Small Job Specialist” Steve Aldridge. Day: 909-455-4917 Evening: 909-625-1795 H O WA R D ' S Window and Door Service. Repairs & replacement. Match existing styles/ profiles. Specializing in Craftsman, Cottage, Colonial and California Bungalow style homes. 35 years experience. Free estimates. 909-626-7125. Email:
Lic 919825 MANUEL GARDEN Service General Clean-Up. Lawn maintenance, bush trimming, general maintenance, tree trimming and removal, low prices, free estimates. Call 909-391-3495 or 909-239-3979 26 YEARS Experience! We Create a customized maintenance program for your property and lifestyle needs. Sprinkler repairs & low voltage lighting. Call Alan Cantrall 909-944-1857. Licenced & insured # 861865

small or large, home, garage, yard

Landscaping, Plumbing, Electric Cleanup, Demo, Tractor, Haul, Painting, Staining, Stucco, Decks, Patios, Lighting, Fencing Sprinklers, Drainage, Slopes, Walls, Masonry, Concrete, Brick Rocks, D.G

Liability & Comp Ins. St Cont #323243 *30 Years Serving Claremont Area*

CALL 909-592-0757 NOW
ST. CONT. #323243

909-592-0757 CELL 626-428-1691

Gash Chimney Sweep
Dust Free Chimney Cleaning. Repair Chimney Covers, Spark Arrestor, Masonry & Dampers. BBB. 467-9212

BATHTUBS, SHOWERS, sinks and counters; state of the art reglazing. Lic.#714538. Franklin Interiors. (909) 364-9898. A BATH-BRITE Authorized Dealer Bathtubs & Sinks, Showers, Tile, Countertops. Refinish - Reglaze - Restore. Porcelain, Ceramic, Fiberglass Quick & Affordable.

Expert Repairs New Installations 909-621-5388 Lic #557151

WINDOWS, REMODELS, EXTERIOR HOME IMPROVEMENT Quality Reliability Local Contractor 20 Years Experience Call CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION today. License# 630203. 946-2924 Cell 996-2981

New, Refurbished or Repair. Sod, Drainage, Plants, Trees Concrete, Masonary, BBQs Decks, Patios, Covers Lighting - Low Voltage, 120 Sprinkler & Drip Systems Planter or Retaining Walls D.G., Stepping Stones, Rock Fountains, Waterfalls

Reasonable rates. Free estimates. Call Wayne

Chimney Sweeping Complete fireplace, woodstove installation, service & repair. Spark Arrestor supply & installation.

Free Estimates * Senior Discount

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 $23 county fee. Claremont Courier: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd, Suite 205B Claremont. Call Sandy 621-4761.

We Haul It All Charlie 909-382-1210 A-1 DEPENDABLE HAULING Commercial & Residential House * Yard * Garage Clean-ups Gardening* Trees and Demolition Deck & Spa Removal Foreclosure Clean-ups Free Estimates 909-944-9544


392 N. 2nd Ave., Upland


& Concrete Work.
Root damage repairs our specialty. Planter walls Lic #557151

CLUTTER MANAGEMENT. Moving assistance, removal of clutter, bedrooms, closets, houses, offices, garages, emotional clutter, small jobs and more. Michael. 626-940-8786.

REMODELS, ADDITIONS, Restoration P r o j e c t s . Claremont Construction Company.
A locally owned, full-service building contractor. Design and Architectural Service available. We also do repairs and small jobs. Please call for a free estimate.

Roger (909)626-0028
Fully insured. 20 year Claremont resident. Lic#751929


Serving Claremont Area for 30 Years St. Cont #323243 Liability-Comp. Ins.

Clean Up • Hauling • Repairs. Courteous, fast, reliable.

Over 20 years in area

ROSIEʼS SPIC SPAN Cleaning Service Residential/Commercial/ vacant homes, apartments, offices. Free estimate. Licensed. (909) 986-8009
CHRISTIAN LADY will clean h o m e s , o ff i c e s , w i n d o w s . Bonded. Licensed. Excellent references. 21 years. Yolanda 621-2162. ROSE CLEANING Service Houses, apartments, offices. 24 hours, weekly. Experienced. Free Estimates. Senior Discount 909-983-5834

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

Custom Landscape &
Hardscape Design New & Existing Outdoor Living Spaces & Kitchens Custom Brick & Stone Work Color, Stamped & Washed Concrete Pavers Synthetic Grasses Drought Tolerant Designs, Irrigation, Low Voltage Lighting, Drainage, Custom Patio Covers

STEVE LOPEZ PAINTING Extensive preparation. Indoor, outdoor, cabinets. Offering Odorless green solution. 33-year master. Lic#542552. 909-989-9786. D&D CUSTOM PAINTING. Bonded. Lic. #423346. Residential/commercial. Interior or exterior. Free estimates. 982-8024.

STEVE'S PLUMBING. 24 HR 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 LEHMEN Plumbing. No job too small! Senior discounts. Low prices. Repiping specialist, rooter services. Expert toilet, tub, sink, water heater, shower repairs and replacements. 909579-9543 Lic #536312 BOB THE PLUMBER No job too small, We do it all! Small company with over 20 years of experience and small prices. We repair and install showers, tubs, water heaters, toilets, and all faucets, including kitchens and bathrooms, inside and outside. Installation and repair of all valves. We install gas lines. Expert drain cleaners! Senior Discounts. Checks and credit cards accepted. WE TRY HARDER! 909-985-9408 or 1888-424-9210. Lic. #536312
RENEʼS PLUMBING, Heating and Air Conditioner Repair. Bonded, Insured. Drains cleared, electronic leak detection. Budget pricing. Lic. #454443. (909) 593-1175, (909) 941-1192.

All types of Roofing, Reroofing, New Roofs, Repairs. Lic# 630203



Mark 946-2924 Cell 996-2981

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% discount to Claremont College staff and faculty. Robyn 621-3929



Lic #789335 909-456-9123 GREEN SIDE UP LANDSCAPING landscape design & construction New, re-landscaping, & repairs Concrete, block walls, masonry, BBQ, patio covers, & fountains Planting, irrigation, drainage, lighting & ponds CALL Simon Dimmock @ 909-992-9087 Lic. No. 941731 G&A ARTISTIC Landscape and Gardening. Concerned about sustainability? We are a local business that can help you with environmentally friendly procedures for artistically created landscapes and continued care. We specialize in California Natives, water issues and professional garden maintenance! Graciela Gonzales, Horticulturist. 951-768-0349

Interior/Exterior. BONDED and INSURED. Many references. Claremont resident. 35 years experience. Lic. #315050.

46 Years of experience. Up to 30% discount on fabric. Free pickup and delivery. (909) 597-6613.

COLLEGE GLASS Inc. Shower & Tub Enclosures Framed & Frameless Custom 3/8” & 1/2” Heavy Enclosures 909-626-1535 Lic# 860465

624-5080, 596-4095

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, call 909-214-6773 Tom Day Tree Service JOHNNYʼS TREE SERVICE
Weed Abatement, Land Clearing,

Sprinkler repair. New Installations and Modifications. C.F. Privett 621-5388 Lic.#557151

Residential/Commercial. Quality work at reasonable prices. Free estimates. Lic.#541469. 622-7994

EARTHQUAKE RETROFIT House Bolting Structural repairs Floor adjustments David Johnson Const. Lic. #677971. Since 1993 Upland CA 91786 909-982-4771 909263-9654

Open Lattice or Solid Patio Covers. Cement Wood. Brick Decks. Village Restoration Specialist. Contractors Lic #751929 Roger Levine 909-626-0028

Disking and Mowing, Tree Trimming & Demolition. 909-946-1123 or 626-918-7069

Family Owned & Operated 30+ Years Experience. Expert Plumbing Repairs & Drain Cleaning. Water Heaters, Faucets, Sinks, Toilets, Disposals, Under Slab Lead Detection, Sewer Video Inspection. Licensed, Bonded & Insured. Lic. #673558.

25 years experience. Claremont Native. Drought tolerant native plants. Landscaping boulders in stock. Hand selected trees and plants. Private gardens- including waterfalls, Koi ponds, and outdoor lighting. Excellent concrete work and stone walls. Noise conscious maintenance using the quietest mowers and hand sweeping. Irrigation maintenance and repair.


CALL 909-592-0757


DURUSSEL SPRINKLERS. Install, repair, automate. Since 1982. Free estimates. License #540042. Call (909) 982-1604.

New, Refurbished or Repair. Sod, Drainage, Plants, Trees Concrete, Masonary, BBQs Decks, Patios, Covers Lighting - Low Voltage, 120 Sprinkler & Drip Systems Planter or Retaining Walls D.G., Stepping Stones, Rock Fountains, Waterfalls



NACHOʼS WINDOW CLEANING. For window washing call Nacho 909-816-2435 Free Estimates, satisfaction guaranteed. Resident of Claremont. Regrout, clean, seal, color grout. 909-880-9719. 1-888-764-7688. MASTER TILE LAYER Quick and Clean. Plumb and Level. Residential and commercial. Lic# 830249. Call Ray (909) 731-3511.

PAT G O N Z A L E S Design & install specializing in drought tolerant landscaping, drip systems, lighting. Artistic solutions for the future. Over 35 yrs experience. 909 225-8855, 909 9825965 lic # 585007

Plumbing Heating & A/C 909-626-6365
Drains Cleaned from $59.00 Main sewers cleaned from $89.00 GO Green with a new Noritz Tankless Water Heater. TOTO toilets installed $430.00 after rebate 1.28 gal flush. Exclusive root removal with NO digging sewer technology (call for details) Take advantage of our money saving maintenance programs We will beat any licensed contractorʼs price. Complete plumbing repairs & drain cleaning. Take advantage of new tax credits and rebates today (call for details) Serving Claremont for over 20 years! Family owned and operated Fully licensed insured & bonded. #686729. Mention this ad and receive a coupon for $25.00 off your next service

Charles Jahant Call 909-921-1901


Sprinklers Installed/Repaired. Clean-up/Hauling. Sod/seed, Planting, Lighting, Drainage. Free written estimates; insured. References. Since 1977. Lic. #508671. 909-989-1515.

Serving Claremont Area for 30 Years St. Cont #323243 Liability- Comp. Ins.

OVER 4000 REPEAT CUSTOMERS. Serving Claremont/Upland Since 1984. Free Estimate. 100% guaranteed. Track cleaning and pressure washing available.

Landscaping contractor for complete •landscaping •irrigation •drainage •designing •gardening.

Lic.#520496. 909-621-7770.
New, Refurbished or Repair. Sod, Drainage, Plants, Trees Concrete, Masonary, BBQs Decks, Patios, Covers Lighting - Low Voltage, 120 Sprinkler & Drip Systems Planter or Retaining Walls D.G., Stepping Stones, Rock Fountains, Waterfalls

TAUGHT by Sumi Ohtani at Claremont Forum. Ongoing classes in the new Packing House. CHILDREN: Monday, 3:454:45pm, Tuesday (for beginner), 4:30-5:30 pm. TEEN/ADULT: Monday, 7-8:30pm. Registration required. Call 626-3066 Private tutoring available.

BOBʼS TREE SERVICE I.S.A Certified Arborist on job at all times. Trimming, diagnosis, medicating, removal. Cell 909524-8000 Lic #764621 MGT PROFESIONAL Tree Care. Providing prompt, dependable service for all your tree care needs. Certified arborist. Matt Gray-Trask 946-7444. BAUER TREE Care. 30+ in Claremont Ornamental Pruning Specialist of your medium and small perennials. (909) 624-8238.


(909) 920-0606
$10 off with this ad!


Do You Have Trouble Getting Organized? Iʼll help with: • Closets • Kitchen/Pantry • Garages • Kids Rooms • Office and More. Let’s simplify your life! Call Kristine 909-225-8190

R&D PEST Services Inc. Careful. Scientific. Effective. We are the ant control experts. Gopher elimination. 909-629-6222.

HAVE YOUR PIANO professionally tuned and cleaned. Call Keith at PIANO FORTE 909-625-1897 for prompt, courteous service.

Serving Claremont Area for 30 Years St. Cont #323243 Liability-Comp. Ins.

PLASTERING BY Thomas Stucco and drywall repair specialist. Licensed home improvement contractor #614648. Call 984-6161. PLASTER EXTERIOR & interior. Restucco, sandblasting, drywall and plaster repair specialist. 20 years experience. Call 909-629-7576

RESIDENTIAL & Commercial. Complete plumbing & drain service. Lowest rates. Drains cleaned from $45. Copper Repipes, Tankless Water Heaters, Sewer Camera Inspection, Trenchless Sewer Replacement, Hydrojetting, Leak Detection. Same Day Service. Family Owned & Operated. Free estimates! 909-730-4400 All major credit cards accepted Lic #867530 insured & Bonded.

TOM DAY Tree Service. Fine pruning of all trees since 1974. Free estimate. (909) 629-6960.

CREDENTIALED teacher available for tutoring K-6th. $25 an hour. Contact Kathy at (909) 6217566 or SAT, English, 3 graduate degrees, $50 per hour, $65 for 90 minutes, half- price for first session, please see and contact Tom: 626-354-3616

COLLINS PAINTING & CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, LLC Interior, exterior. Residential and c o m m e r c i a l . Contractorʼs Lic.#384597. 985-8484.

Classes and workshops. Susan Perry 32 year Yoga practitioner. Weekly classes held at Musubi Dojo. Call 909624-7770

Gorden Perry Roofing Reroofing, repairs of all types. Free estimate. Quality work. Lic #C39588976 909-944-3884

Claremont COURIER Services/Saturday, April 3, 2010





F & H Tire Company
540 East Holt Avenue Pomona, California 91767
Come visit F & H Tire Company for service for tires, brakes and shocks. We have been providing honest service since 1938.

Family owned for 81 years

Darren Callaway

Mastercraft Toyo

187 East Commercial St. Pomona, CA 91767




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! Office #: 909-621- CARE(2273) Fax #: 909-621-1114 Website:




Structural repairs Floor adjustments
David Johnson Const. Lic. #677971. Since 1993 Upland CA 91786 (909) 982-4771 (909) 263-9654 HOME IMPROVEMENT HOME IMPROVEMENT HOME IMPROVEMENT

Jeff A. Bonhus

Hardwood Floors
John Dominguez
Since 1976
• Sanding • Re-finishing• Installation • Staining • Repair




Home & Office Organizing Remix Decorating 909-532-9430 Caren Whiteside References Available HOME IMPROVEMENT HOME IMPROVEMENT

Home Solutions

Computer repair and service


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Dick Oosterheert
Landscape Services
Donʼt Landscape…


• Save money by designing with drought tolerant materials! • Conserve water by converting existing irrigation to low flow irrigation! • Preserve your yard with a lawn and landscape renovation • Plant Pruning • Raised Beds

1551 W. 13th Street, Upland CA 91786
Lic. #C-27 876953

Ideal for large settings, seats 12+ Exceptional quality, excellent condition.
Oval, 66” x 44” 8’ 6” long with 3 leaves 909-625-6855 See in Claremont 7 Chairs; extra wide, Comfortable rattan seats $1,800 o.b.o

New This Week at the Ivy House
Charming pair of French Carved Chairs in Blue & White Toile, Empire Style Writing Desk, Drexel Heritage Book Stand, Pair of Antique Chinese Urns on Stands, Collected Small Antique Tables, an Italian Card Size Table with a pair of Cane Back Chairs, French Style Bedroom Set with Mirror over 9 Drawer Dresser, High Chest, and Night Stands, Display Cases, Antique American Pieces, Lamps, Ceramics, Lenox China Serivce, Artworks, Vintage and Contemporary Prints, Vintage Glass and Porcelain, Silver Pieces, English Chintzware by James Kent, and nice Antique American Furniture Pieces. CREATE YOUR STYLE FROM OUR EVER CHANGING COLLECTIONS
New Items Daily, New Shipments Weekly!



Jacqueline Dunn, MA
Antiques & Interiors Live Beautifully, AFFORDABLY and GREEN

Antiques, Interiors, Estates & Consignments


212 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, Ca. 91711 Open Daily 10 am - 5 pm (909) 621-6628.

Nancy Telford, Licensed BROKER & your #1 Neighborhood Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) Specialist, was congratulated again by the President of C-21 Beachside at the Red Carpet Annual Awards Celebration held at the Grove in Anaheim on March 19th. Nancy has been the TOP PRODUCER CONSISTENTLY for the last 13 years. Her superior performance has enabled her to consistently achieve the TOP 1% in the USA. Nancy is AGAIN the #1 recipient for the QUALITY SERVICE AWARD & the Prestigious Double Centurion Producer Award. Nancy attributes her success to giving each client "exceptional oneon-one" service. Eighty-five percent of Nancyʼs business has been referrals from past satisfied clients due to her outstanding quality service based on a sincere interest in helping people with all their real estate needs. You can reach Nancy at (909) 931-1767 or visit her website at (DRE #01191038)

Claremont COURIER Classifieds/Saturday, April 3, 2010



#1 in Sales in 2009



880 W. Highpoint Dr., Claremont
Enjoy magnificent views from this coveted Claraboya condo featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room with fireplace, neutral carpeting and interior paint, nicely landscaped yard and common areas, and community pool. Escape to nature with walks in Johnson's Pasture and Thompson Creek. For Sale at $560,000 or For Lease at $2,250 per month.

The Professional Team
Lic#ʼs 01233404 & 0096348

GAIL SPARKS 909-621-4356 • 909-524-9252

LOURDES MUINOS 909-477-7872

Call Charlene at (909) 621-0895
Coldwell Banker Town & Country proudly recognizes Charlene Bolton as the top producing Sales Associate for 2009. She received the International President's Elite award for outstanding performance. This honor places Charlene's production record in the top two percent of Coldwell Banker Agents across the United States. Charlene holds both a Bachelor and Masters degree. She served in the Peace Corps and is fluent in Spanish. She has lived in Claremont for over 39 years. She is an organist at Faith Lutheran Church in San Dimas and a member of the Mountainside Master Chorale.

Expertise in Claremont since 1978 Complete Professional Confidential Service

Listed and Sold by Gordien & Associates in just 37 days!
Is a Purchase or Sale in your future? Please Call: (909) 621-3944 (909) 709-3944

446 W. 6th Street, Claremont CA. 91711
Lic.#00837223 Lic.#00667324

250 West First Street, Claremont

GORDIEN & ASSOCIATES • 350 W. BONITA AVE. CLAREMONT, CA 91711 • (909) 621-3944

Your Local Real Estate Resource
Claremont Club Townhome $379,000 Village West Townhome Near Botanical Gardens Excellent Neighborhood Griswold's Townhome 4 Bedroom with Huge Yard Just Listed 4 Bedroom Rural Acre of Land Chanteclair Estate $379,900 $484,500 $499,900 $557,500 $610,000 $612,500 $695,000 $1,150,000 CLAREMONT - CLAREMONT CLUB
Enjoy the luxurious and carefree lifestyle in The Club condos. Classy floorplan offers a spacious interior with an abundance of natural light, accentuated by neutral décor. Wonderful for entertaining both inside and out with a patio and balcony. Call to see this home today! $379,000. 909-398-1810. (C892)







Relax at the end of a long day in this home graced with elegance and comfort! The interior showcases numerous amenities such as fabulous kitchen with granite counters, newer cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Enjoy a serene retreat in the master bedroom with lavish master bath. Beautifully landscaped. Claremont schools and close to the Village. $399,900. 909-398-1810. (D866)

This incredible Townhouse boasts 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and is located in the VILLAGE WALK, so close to the Claremont Village and all its splendor. Boutiques, Cafes, the farmer's market, Claremont Colleges, Metrolink. Call today to see this home. $389,900. 909-398-1810. (P167)

North East Claremont Estate $1,325,000






833 Lancaster Dr 740 Mansfield Dr 547 Wayland Ct 210 Oberlin Ave 892 Connors Ct 866 Drake Ave 456 Champlain Dr 1567 Marjorie Ave 1034 Occidental Dr 532 Clark Ave 596 E Arrow 815 W Bonita Ave $275,000 $278,500 $280,000 $285,500 $358,500 $387,500 $405,000 $420,000 $430,000 $430,000 $439,000 $440,000 561 Occidental Dr 1010 Cascade Pl 451 Greensboro Ct 1640 Lafayette Rd 814 W Highpoint Dr 446 W 6th St 1679 Paine Ct 1887 Oxford Ave 2340 Weatherford Ct 308 Bennett Pl 3690 N Mills Ave $448,000 $475,000 $499,500 $500,000 $535,000 $565,000 $600,000 $600,000 $625,000 $685,000 $970,000

Be the exquisite host as you grill on the outdoor brick BBQ under a covered patio while guests mingle in the huge backyard. This two story home offers comfort and class throughout with newer downstairs windows, roof and upgraded carpet. Upgrades begun in the kitchen include granite counters and upscale appliances. Call on this well appointed home today. $432,000. 909-398-1810 (D1865)

CLAREMONT - AN UNEXPECTED PLEASURE Youʼll be swept up into your own world as you savor the lush landscaping enveloping your senses. Host BBQs on the stone patio surrounded by colorful plantings. The home features spacious living room welcoming you with its warm and inviting fireplace. Cheery kitchen opens to family room, and there is new carpeting, paint and windows throughout. $510,000. 1-800-532-9172 x3047. (O550)

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Claremont COURIER Classifieds/Saturday, April 3, 2010


(909) 625-6754 (909) 973-5582 email:
NEW LISTING SATURDAY, APRIL 3 1-4 p.m. 939 Pine St., Unit F, Upland. Curtis Real Estate. SUNDAY, APRIL 4 1-4 p.m. 880 W. Highpoint Dr., Claremont. Coldwell Banker.
Wheeler Steffen Real Estate, Inc.
An independently owned and operated member of The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

D.R.E. #00961915

790 Lander Circle, Claremont
Prestigious Claremont Schools, Chaparral Elementary. Two story, Stone Creek PUD approx. 1400 Sq. Ft. End unit, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Both bedrooms upstairs, bath downstairs. Open floor plan with separate dining area, living room with gas fireplace, kitchen includes refrigerator and oven range. Central heat and air. Attached 2 car garage with laundry hook ups. Small fenced backyard with patio. Community pool/spa. Close to shopping and 210 access. List Price $285,000. (L790)


4457 Live Oak Drive, Claremont

Private gated estate in one of Claremontʼs most coveted residential enclaves. Completely rebuilt in 1990 by award winning Hartman Baldwin design/builder. Residence features nearly 3,700 Sq. Ft., 3 bedroom + loft/4th bedroom. Family room w/ built-ins & surround sound. Huge living room w/ massive river rock fireplace, cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors. Large formal dining room w/ cathedral ceilings and w/ hardwood floors. Gourmet kitchen w/skylight, custom cabinets, top of the line appliances & breakfast nook. Inviting master suite: high ceilings, private sitting area. Two stories glassed roofed solarium. 3 car detached garage. Lot size nearly 1 acre which includes stonework walls, fountains & fish ponds. Custom pool and spa. Beautiful professionally landscaped park like grounds. Value Range $995,000-$950,000. For Information Visit (L4457)

D.R.E. #00897370


(909) 626-1261

Please visit our web site where you can now access all MLS listings!


Claremont Club “Courtside.” Two story home in Planned Unit Development located in North Claremont. Walk to Claremont Tennis Club. Great end unit features 3 bedrooms/ 3 bathrooms, approx. 1,780 Sq. Ft. Beautiful wood floors downstairs and upgraded kitchen; upstairs 2 balconies and new wall to wall carpeting. Master bedroom suite includes a large, private sitting area. Living room with brick wood burning fireplace. Indoor laundry. Newer dual pane windows throughout. Abundance of light. Direct access to 2 car garage. Spacious, private, fenced backyard w/ brick patio. List Price $385,000. (C1674)


1674 Chattanooga Ct., Claremont

Listing Agent: Carol Wiese 939 Pine St., Unit F, Upland Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Direct access 2-car garage, formal living room with private patio, large family room and dining area opens to backyard with covered aboveground spa. Kitchen has new stainless appliances. Association pool. $199,000 (P939)


790 W. 10th Street, Claremont
One-of-a-kind single story house in the Claremont Village. Approx. 2,243 Sq. Ft. featuring hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms. Family room with fireplace. Backyard gardens include fruit trees and abundant roses. 1 car garage and 2 parking spaces. Alley access. Includes gardener and water. List Price $2,900 per month. (T790)


This beautiful, spacious 5 bedroom home is located on a cul-de-sac in the coveted Chaparral School district. Over 3000 square feet on a private, walled lot of 14,810 square feet. 3-car garage, RV parking, dual pane windows and vaulted ceiling living room. New custom kitchen includes stainless appliances, granite counters, garden window with pool/spa and mountain views open to huge family room with brick fireplace and new hardwood floors. $698,000 (J469) 633 HENDRIX AVE., CLAREMONT This charming 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home has been expanded and updated. Open floor plan with great room. Recessed lighting, hardwood floors, garden window, concrete driveway, fireplace and French doors opening to large back yard. Remodeled kitchen with granite counters and maple cabinets. $379,000 (H633)

Carol Curtis, Broker
Sales Associates: Michele Ammons, John Baldwin, Maureen Mills, Mike Ramirez, Nancy & Bob Schreiber, Patricia Simmons, Corinna Soiles, Carol Wiese

Continuing the family tradition In the Claremont Village since 1947

107 N. Harvard, Claremont CA 91711

(909) 626-1261

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D.R.E. #00997900

Sited high in the foothills of La Verne offering commanding panoramic views of valley, mountains, and city lights. This exquisite property was originally quality built circa 1939 and recently qualified for the Mills Act toward reduced property taxes. This privately dual gated property includes the main home with 6 bedrooms & 6 baths, approx. 6,000 sqft. with formal entry hall, grand scale rooms, a newly renovated state-of-the art kitchen, plus attached 4-car garage. Separate Guest House approx. 1,400 sqft with 3 bedrooms & 2 baths. Newly built detached 8-car garage is a recent addition. Also featured among the lush grounds includes a 20-person waterfall grotto spa plus multiple outdoor entertaining areas. 909.621.0500. (B7500)


Perfectly sited on a quiet cul-de-sac street in the prestigious Northeast Claremont Estate area. Newly built in 2002, features the ultimate in upgrades inside & out! Gourmet dual island granite counter kitchen with butlers pantry, State-of-the-art designed home theater room, Family Game room, Formal Living and Dining rooms, Library, luxurious master suite boasts dual sided fireplace, relaxing retreat, view balcony plus lavish bath with spa jetted tub. Potential Guest/Maid's quarters with two bedrooms downstairs. Enjoy extensive wood shutters, custom carpeting plus wood and stone flooring. Nearly 2/3 acre of park-like grounds include a salt water Pool and Spa with rock waterfall and slide, BBQ area, Sport's court, fire pit, plus gated driveway to 4-car garage + RV/Boat parking. 909.621.0500 (O938)


Prestigious neighborhood near Claremont foothills & Wilderness Park. Professionally landscaped over one acre lot at top of cul-de-sac with grass areas, expansive covered patio, Panoramic Mountain Views. Newly built in 2000, the light & airy approx. 4,800 sqft., 6 Bedroom, 5 bath floor plan enjoys high volume ceilings & tasteful neutral decor. Spacious Kitchen with island & eating nook, fireplaces in both Family & Living Rooms. Formal Dining Room/Library. Master suite with lavish bath boasting dual sinks, walk-in closets, plus sunken tub & separate shower. 909.621.0500 (B1015)

Famous person once lived here! Convenient to coveted Claremont Colleges, Village, Memorial park, & fine schools. Approx. 2,300 sqft, built circa 1928 with 3 bedrooms + Den/Gym & 2 baths. Original architectural elements plus numerous tasteful upgrades throughout! Gracious Living room with barrel ceiling and character fireplace, Formal Dining room. Renovated Kitchen boasts European cabinetry and walk-in pantry, opens to spacious Family room with vaulted beamed ceilings and extensive built-ins. Newer copper plumbing plus central air & heat. Indoor laundry room. Spanish tile roof. Attractive lush grounds include quaint gardens, tall trees, adobe and block walls, multiple patio areas, etc. 909.621.0500. (B1207)


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Coveted 2-story functional floor plan perfect for entertaining and family living. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, approx. 2,350 sqft. Entry leads to formal Dining room plus spacious Living room with fireplace and Den with room for pool table. Upgraded kitchen with granite counters and eating area/breakfast bar opens to large Family room with vaulted beamed ceiling and extensive cabinetry. Central air & heat plus attic fan. Dual pane windows & copper piping. Beautiful landscaped lot with circular driveway nearly 1/4 acre boasts covered patio, grassy yard areas, bubbling in-ground spa, & privacy. Prime locale convenient to fine schools, friendly neighborhood parks, and shopping. 909.621.0500. (M1847)

Coveted La Verne Heights Elementary School district. Sprawling 4 bedroom floor plan. Shows immaculate inside and out! Enjoy carpeted and tiled flooring plus extensive plantation shutters. Formal entry via double doors to gracious Living room with brick fireplace and adjacent Dining rooms. Cheerful updated Kitchen opens to eating area and Family room with stone fireplace. Direct access to 3-car attached garage with "drive-through" door + gated RV/Boat parking and Sport's court. Newer cential air/heat, whole-house attic fan. Newer roof! Spacious nearly 1/4 acre lush grounds boasts tall trees, covered patio area and block wall fencing. Fast Escrow OK! 909;621.0500. (S2430)

Desirable Condit School District. Beautiful 1-story, 5 bedrooms & 2 baths, approx. 2,000 sqft. Enter through double custom front wood doors to tile floored entry leading to formal Living room with stone fireplace. Gorgeous newer remodeled kitchen boasts custom wood cabinetry and attractive tiled counters. Formal Dining room plus Family room with vaulted wood beamed ceiling off Kitchen. Newer dual pane Pella windows and doors throughout most of home. 2-car attached garage. Newer 5-year Tile roof. Over 1/4 acre cul-de-sac lot with fenced swimming pool, covered patio plus mountain views! 909.621.0500. (B1964)

“I have motivated and qualified buyers looking for a Claremont home” Please call today for a complimentary market analysis of your property. Thank you!

For more information, photos and virtual tours, please visit or call 909.621.0500

1876 Morgan Avenue, Claremont CA 91711

Celebrating Over 25 Years Selling Real Estate in the Area

MALKA RINDE Broker - Owner

Bus: 909-625-2407 Fax: 909-621-2842



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(909) 260-5560
500 West Foothill Boulevard Claremont


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Architecturally stunning, custom-built Old European style estate. 5BRʼs, 4.5BAʼs, 5500 sqft. Meticulously maintained grounds, salt water pool & spa, terraced garden, patios & PRIVACY! Grand entry w/ inlaid marble floor & custom chandelier. Formal living rm w/fireplace, hand-carved cabinetry & beveled leaded windows. Hexagonal formal dining rm, & inlaid wood floor. Stairway to observatory loft. Chef's gourmet kitchen, hand-painted tile & oversized island w/granite top. Carved European stone fireplace in fam rm, media center & bar. Upstairs master suite w/ marble fireplace & hand-carved cabinets. Master bath w/over-sized shower, jetted tub & so much more. Redwood dry sauna, steam shower, library, surround sound, security gates, 5-car garage. Built w/attention to detail, exemplifying quality & craftsmanship. $2,380,000 (GLNDRA835P)


In the heart of the new Claremont Village area. Just steps away from restaurants, shops, movies, colleges & metro link. This vintage cottage features 2BR+ small office w/separate entrance. Additional rm off garage adjacent to backyard w/a little TLC, this could be a GEM! $340,000 (CLAR210/O)


Wonderful 6BR, 3BA home in desirable Condit school district. Formal living rm w/brick fireplace. Spacious dining rm w/dual-paned doors to back patio. Adjoining country kitchen w/tiled flooring & double ovens. Downstairs master BR w/double closets & adjoining BA. Upgrades include recently painted downstairs, newer copper plumbing, hot water heater, FAH/CAC system & dual-paned windows. Backyard features pebble-designed walkway, covered patio, large pool & private vegetable garden area. Great cul-de-sac location. $589,000 (CLAR848A)

Beautiful traditional style home sits proudly on a premium 11,900 sqft. site offering a great floor plan & tasteful upgrades galore. Downstairs master BR, BA & sitting are a retreat feels like a luxury resort w/its warm Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, dual vanities, & French doors leading to both the covered court yard or the sparkling pool & spa area. Upgraded spacious kitchen w/oak cabinetry & a center breakfast bar island is a chefʼs dream. The oversized adjoining family rm has a cozy brick fireplace, recessed lighting, plantation shutters & a media niche set up for game day. The living rm & dining rm has walls of windows offering natural light & views of the lush rear landscape & covered patios 3 additional BRʼs & a full BA are upstairs. 3 walk-in closets. $689,000 (CLAR3951N)

Wonderful 3BR, 1 3/4BA, Claremont home w/great cul-de-sac location. Formal living rm w/sliding door to back patio. Family/dining rm w/wood-burning brick fireplace. Kitchen w/new dishwasher, new flooring & cozy breakfast area. Master BR w/ adjoining BA w/tiled flooring, freshly painted interior, exterior features front & back drip irrigation system & solar panels for energy conservation of electricity. Located in terrific Condit school district. $425,000 (CLAR1081C)

Charming Claremont 3BR 1 BA home in move in condition. Living/dining rm combination w/wood burning fireplace. Kitchen w/cozy breakfast area: upgraded w/china cabinets, tiled counters, ceiling fan. Master BR w/adjoining full BA w/tiled shower & flooring, CAC/FAH system. Hardwood floors throughout, home upgraded w/dual pane windows & completely restuccoed exterior, professionally landscaped yard, patio area, block walls & automatic watering system. Great location close to the village, schools & Metrolink. $359,900 (CLAR425S)

Beautiful 4BR, 3BA Claremont home with lots of upgrades. Granite Counters, tile floor, & stainless steel appliances. Newer roof copper plumbing, two water heaters, upgraded windows, central a/c & heat. Pool, spa, waterslide, gazebo, & outdoor kitchen including fireplace. Two story playhouse & fruit trees. Just steps away from Lewis Park. $599,000 (CLAR1002S)

4BR, 2BA, family home in Rancho North of the 210. Huge bonus room over the garage great for entertaining, or could be used as 5th bedroom. Nice and open remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops and huge center island. Cozy family room with a granite fireplace. New windows, and RV parking. Home needs some TLC, but has lots of potential. $238,000 (RC6211F)


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