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The uncertain future of the Claremont Golf Course / PAGE 3
Is it the end
COURIER photos/Peter Weinberger
Claremont police were hot on the trail of a suspect at large on Wednesday morning. Good news is, they caught him/ PAGE 4
City roots run deep for the Economy Shop
Economy Shop manager Pam House, left, and Pam Herrlinger, chat outside the store as the resale shop opens for its 80th year on Wednesday morning.
POLICE BLOTTER/ PAGE 4 OBITUARIES/ PAGE 8
LETTERS/ PAGE 2 CALENDAR/ PAGE 20
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Dear Editor: We now have a brief opportunity to prevent another fruitless and probably harmful military intervention in a conflict that does not threaten our national security. I urge all of you who want to support President Obama’s reluctance to attack Syria to contact Senator Boxer, Senator Feinstein and Representative Chu this week. There are many ways we can try to help the Syrian people with humanitarian relief and diplomatic reconciliation. As for the option of inflicting more violence there, sometimes the best response is “Don’t do something, just stand there.”
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Dear Editor: Okay, Claremont parents, now that school has started, let’s review some traffic rules for you to keep in mind as you drop off your children in the mornings. We are fortunate that Claremont is a safe community, which makes people feel safe enough to exercise by running and walking around town. These people count as part of the traffic flow, and should be accorded their proper right of way. The entrances and exits to the high school parking lot are difficult to negotiate during the drop-off time in the morning. However, right-of-way rules must still be observed. Assistant Principal Patterson took on the task to get “watch for pedestrians” signs posted for both entering and exiting traffic on Oxford Avenue to help remind drivers of this after he watched me nearly get hit last spring when I was running south on the Oxford sidewalk. Thank you, Mr. Patterson! This morning, while a car exited the parking lot and one waited to enter from northbound Oxford, both waited, safely and correctly, for me to cross the opening. The driver of a white SUV waiting to enter from southbound Oxford also saw me as I passed in front of the first car figured this was her ideal opening and accelerated to cut me off. When I looked her in the eye and gestured for her to stop, she did, but was clearly angry. I run defensively, so I watch drivers’ faces to try to anticipate what they will do, and she had looked at me before she started her turn, so she knew I was there. Come on, people! I promise that if you wait the couple of seconds it takes a pedestrian to clear your lane, it will not make you late for work, nor will it make your child late for school. To quote the DMV code “The law states that drivers must always yield the right-ofway to a pedestrian.” You are legally obligated to yield. Moreover, it is the safe thing to do. If you hit me, the worst I can do to your car is dent some metal or break a headlight, but the damage you do to me could be irreparable. Take a deep, calming breath, remember
Dear Editor: Kudos on your new Claremont Kids section! What a fantastic and creative way to connect with kids in Claremont—and inspire a love of journalism at an early age. I grew up in Claremont, and my first professional writing credit was with the COURIER. Later, as a student at Pitzer College, I was an editor at The Collage magazine. After a stint in New York’s publication world, I went on to earn a master’s degree in journalism at USC, and achieve my childhood dream of becoming a reporter and editor for the Los Angeles Times. It all started in Claremont! Now, living back in Claremont as a stayat-home mother and freelance writer and editor, I am excited for my child and others to get their first break at the COURIER. Congratulations to Sycamore student Mae Key-Ketter for her well-written, fun article about Hair of the Dog (and to El Roble student Nick Wright for his clear, telling photos). It’s a compelling start to the new kids
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Dear Editor: Is John Boehner insane or has he just been bought off with some promise of future compromise? He says he’ll back Obama on Syria, a place we definitely don't belong in. Have we learned nothing from Iraq, Afghanistan and Egypt? The only business we have in the Middle East is oil; is that what this is really all about? The only oil that Syria has is that which some day may be pumped through it on the way to the Mediterranean Sea. For God’s sake, let’s get out of this mess before we ever get in.
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Claremont COURIER/Friday, September 6, 2013
COURIER photos/Peter Weinberger The ninth and last hole at the Claremont Golf Course allows golfers a birdʼs eye view of the course. They must also tee off from the top of a hill and walk down to the green. The future of the cityʼs only golf course remains uncertain as its owners, The Claremont Colleges, assert that keeping course open has become a financial hardship in recent years.
Colleges say finances may force closure of golf course
espite recent decline in care of the driving range, the Claremont Golf Course remains a welcome 9-holed outlet for Claremont residents and students. But the local fairways and putting greens may soon be a thing of the past.
Rumors of the potential closure began circulating in recent weeks after several instructors alleged they were told to stop booking golf classes in the latter part of this year. In phone calls with the COURIER, however, Consortium board members and Mr. Bishop denied the potential closure. “The golf course has not been a topic for discussion at the CUC Board,” said Bonnie Clemens, secretary to the Board of Overseers and assistant to the CEO of the Consortium. In a previous phone conversation with Mr. Despite feigned ignorance from the Claremont Bishop, he admitted the golf course had faced ecoUniversity Consortium’s board of directors, who nomic challenges, but said there were no plans to manage the college-owned community space on close the city’s only golf course. behalf of the colleges, a recent statement issued The hush-hush policy was reversed on Friday, by Dennis Bishop, president and CEO of the August 30 when Mr. Bishop directed the local golf circuit, suggests the recreational facilCOURIER to the Facebook post. ity might be on its last course. Golfing at the Indian Hill Boulevard facility has “Due to a steady and steep decline in revenue been a staple in the Claremont community since since 2008, the Claremont Golf Course is facing around 1900, according to Lavinia Larson in her serious economic challenges,” Mr. Bishop rebook Claremont Then and Now. A real estate vealed in a statement published in an August 28 agent who owned the land let Claremont College Facebook post. “The [Claremont Golf Course’s faculty borrow the space for use as a golf course Board of Directors] opted to see whether revenue in exchange for paying off the taxes. and use of the facility would improve during the The Indian Hill Golf Club carried on despite the summer. The result, however, was a continuing original clubhouse burning down in 1942. It evendecline in revenues. tually closed because of economic challenges dur“Given these economic challenges, the Board is ing World War II, only to reopen in the late 1950s. re-assessing its options, including the possible cloDuring this time, a portion of the golf course owned sure of the course,” Mr. Bishop continued. “A by Ellen B. Scripps was purchased by Ellen Bixby final decision will not be made until later this to be developed into the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic year.” Garden, according to Ruth Henzie, the former ediAfter representatives of the Consortium’s tor of the Claremont Women’s Golf Club newsletboard repeatedly assured the COURIER they ter. Negotiations between the Colleges and the ahd no knowledge of the course’s potential clobotanic garden were concluded in 1950. sure, the board eventually presented the newspaIn the 1970s, the Claremont Colleges considper with a statement on Thursday, September 5. ered expanding the 9-hole course to an 18-hole In it, they elaborated that that revenues from the Dave Ongley holds the pin as his golf partner attempts to make course, but that vision faltered after the Colleges use of the driving range and golf course have de- a long put on the 6th hole at the Claremont Golf Course decided to save the land for future development of clined approximately 30 percent since 2008 and a new college, according to Ms. Henzie. payments over the spring and summer of 2013, but “has accelerated” within the past 12 months, putting Golfers, youth programs hang in the balance this did not happen.” the golf course “in a position of critical financial disIt is unknown what will become of the tree-lined “[The Claremont Golf Course] has decreased opertress.” course, should the board decide to close down the ating expenses to the extent possible since 2008, but According to the statement, the golf course has not currently generates negative monthly cash flows even longtime Indian Hill fixture. The Consortium board made lease payments to the Consortium, who owns and golf course management did not respond to queswithout making lease payments,” the statement conthe property, since October 2012. “If [the golf course] tinued. tions on whether or not they would consider selling to had, it would have become insolvent and be out of an interested buyer or hold a community forum to adOn lease from the Claremont Consortium, the business today.” dress future possibilities. Hanging in the balance are Claremont Golf Course, Inc. is now in its fourth year With several promotional offers featured on dozens of golfers—ranging from children to senof its 5-year lease agreement, and, according to the Groupon, Living Social, Facebook and other local ad- Consortium board, has the choice of renewing for aniors—annual youth clinics and tournaments, and the vertising services, golf course employees “hoped to CLAREMONT GOLF COURSE other 5 years. Whether that will happen, between degenerate sufficient revenues to pay the past-due lease continues on page 12 creasing revenue and rising water costs, is still unclear.
Claremont COURIER/Friday, September 6, 2013
Four-hour search for suspect leads to arrest
fter a 4-hour game of hide-andseek with law enforcement, 43-year-old Thomas French of Claremont was arrested on Wednesday, September 4 for a series of crimes that including setting a car on fire.
On Tuesday evening, Claremont police were contacted by the Monrovia Police Department to inform them that Mr. French, who police report has a history of violent crime, was wanted on charges of domestic violence and for torching his girlfriend’s car, according to Claremont Detective Robert Ewing. Around 9:15 a.m. the following morning, Det. Ewing spotted Mr. French exiting the 210 freeway at Towne. Upon seeing the detective, however, Mr. French sped off to an adjacent neighborhood off Scripps Drive, ditched his car in a random driveway on Wheaton Avenue and took off on foot. A resident in the 900 block of Occidental Drive was taking out his trash that morning and saw Mr. French crouching in the bushes near his home. By the time police arrived a moment later, however, the man had taken off once more. Several more residents reported seeing him jumping into backyards off Occidental, Lake Forest Drive and Chapman Road. After a perimeter was set up, San Bernardino County Sheriffs arrived with a helicopter, along with the Rialto Police with their K-9 unit in tow to assist local police. Claremont’s K-9 is specifically trained as a drug dog not necessarily for searches. Officers went door-to-door to try to locate the suspect, when undercover cops near Mr. French’s home reported that he had made it back to his residence off Arrow Highway and Merrywood. He was arrested without further incident. His bail is set at $1,080,000.
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COURIER photos/Peter Weinberger With the help of a K-9 unit from Rialto, Claremont police officers looked everywhere for a suspect wanted for burning his girlfriend's car in Monrovia. In a blocked off area around Lake Forest Drive, police literally went door-to-door, searching the front and back of each home looking for the suspect. He was later captured at his home on Arrow Highway and Merrywood in Claremont. BELOW, an officer checks under the cover of a residentʼs car to see if the suspect, Thomas French of Claremont, was hiding in the car.
Thursday, August 29 Wolfe’s Market was targeted in a latenight burglary, the second for the local grocery store in the past 8 months. Shortly before midnight, an unidentified burglar threw a rock through a side window to gain entry to the business, according to Detective Rick Varney. Once inside the building, it appears the burglar unsuccessfully attempted to take files from an office filing cabinet. Nothing appears to be missing. Follow-up investigation is being conducted. A white late 1990s Chevrolet Tahoe was spotted on the store surveillance around the time of the incident, but police are unsure if the vehicle is connected with the crime. **** Starbucks employees were sent into a spin when an unhappy customer reportedly began yelling uncontrollably over the size of his water cup. The man was taken for a mental evaluation.
Friday, August 30 An attempt to sneak off undetected was foiled before it started. A man was speeding down Mt. Baldy Road around 5 a.m. on Friday night, when he reportedly slammed into fencing near the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. With the car apparently inoperable, the man was then seen pushing his vehicle away from the scene of the accident, according to police reports. Unfortunately for him, several residents had called police regarding his speeding and several more had seen the accident and were able to identify the man. Police are conducting follow-up. Saturday, August 31 A resident in the 400 block of Marygrove Road returned home from vacation on Saturday to find they had received an unexpected visit while they were away. The home, entered through a locked rear window, was found ransacked and $80
worth of music equipment was stolen. A break-in while they were home on Sunreport was taken, but police do not have day night. Around 9:25 p.m., the resident any leads at this time. reported hearing an unknown person taking the screen off a rear window. The resSunday, September 1 ident was able to scare off the person by Claremont police are working to iden- turning on exterior lights and screaming. tify a suspect in connection with a bur- Police arrived, but no suspect was found. glary that took place within the Old A report was taken. School House complex over the holiday weekend. Tuesday, September 3 Shortly before 8 a.m. on Sunday, SepAs the old adage goes, if it sounds too tember 1, officers arrived at the complex good to be true, it probably is. Such was to investigate an alarm activation at the the case for 25-year-old Ho Lee of Lamy Avery Gallery, located at 445 W. Pomona, attempting to cash a check at Foothill Blvd. Police found the business Wells Fargo Bank in Claremont on Tuesfront door pried open, but no suspect in- day afternoon. The check was reported side. An Apple desktop computer was re- stolen, to the man’s disbelief, and before ported missing. Officers say they are he knew it police had arrived on scene. reviewing surveillance footage in an at- He told police the check had been given tempt to identify a suspect. Any informa- to him by a Russian-based company, who tion on this incident should be reported to had posted an ad claiming they would the Claremont police at 399-5411. give him a portion of every check he cashed for them. Police spotted the scam, **** It was a close call for a resident in the but tMr. Lee did not. He was arrested. —Beth Hartnett 1600 block of Denver Avenue, who firstname.lastname@example.org called police regarding an attempted
Claremont COURIER/Friday, September 6, 2013
Llanusa aims for another term on CUSD school board
lthough Steven Llanusa has served on the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education since 2005, he doesn’t feel his work is done so he will be throwing his hat into the ring once more in the November 5 local and municipal election
Mr. Llanusa is the sole incumbent among 5 candidates vying for 3 seats. Mr. Llanusa is no stranger to stiff competition, having won his first bid for the board in a race with 6 candidates. As a result, he isn’t letting any grass grow under his feet. He has created a website, www.electllanusa.com, and will launch his campaign with a kickoff party this Sunday, September 8 at 2 p.m. at the Claremont Forum, located at 586 W. First St. in Claremont. For information on the event, which will include refreshments and kids’ activities, call 215-1290. Along with his previous board service, Mr. Llanusa’s qualifications for the job include experience in education and as a CUSD parent. He is a sixth grade teacher and technology coordinator at Gerald Smith Elementary in Bloomington, a San Bernardino County magnet school with an emphasis on science. And, along with his husband, Claremont pediatrician Glenn Miya, he has 3 sons—Alex, Aaron and Eric—who attended Condit Elementary, El Roble Intermediate and Claremont High School. An admitted extrovert, Mr. Llanusa is also a member of a number of community organizations, including the UCLA alumni board and the Claraboya Homeowner’s Association, and is an active supporter of the Inland Valley Repertory Theater. Mr. Llanusa recently took time from his busy schedule to speak with the COURIER about his priorities for the next few years, should he be elected to another term on the board. He feels it is time for the board to reevaluate attendance boundaries for Claremont elementary schools, creating them as neighborhood boundaries. “Anyone who has looked at the attendance boundaries has to wonder why it looks like a jigsaw puzzle that has pieces of different schools’ attendance areas completely separated from the neighborhood surrounding the schools,” he explained. “Currently, families have to submit paperwork to attend the elementary school closest to their home—it’s extra effort for the families and extra paperwork for the district. And families [experience] an uneasiness that they might get bumped from their neighborhood school, depending on enrollment.” Mr. Llanusa emphasized that families should still be able to pursue intradistrict transfers, a choice he values. He feels redrawing the boundaries, how-
ever, would reduce the number of unnecessary transfers. The board has discussed this issue in the past, Mr. Llanusa said, but never pursued it because there were bigger fish to fry. Now that CUSD is financially healthier, however, he feels the board has the luxury to address such deCUSD ELECTION tails. Under Governor Jerry Brown’s new local control funding formula, Claremont schools stand to receive a bit more in funding this year, according to CUSD Superintendent of Business Services Lisa Shoemaker. And the passage of the governor’s has halted the cuts that have crippled California schools over the past several years. With greater solvency, Mr. Llanusa feels the district is in the privileged position of being able to look at some of the cutbacks CUSD has made. One cut Mr. Llanusa would like to see reversed as soon as it is feasible is $300,000 once allocated for transportation to extra-curricular activities. In its absence, athletic teams and academic clubs have had to hold fundraisers, carpool and seek donations to pay for transportation. The district is also looking at extra income from 2 properties it sold over the past couple of years, the old district office and the current service center, which together have netted the district nearly $13 million. CUSD needs to address deferred maintenance at a number of sites, according to Mr. Llanusa. While preserving the district’s infrastructure is key, though, he would like to see some of these funds be used to pay down the district’s debt. For instance, the district took on a large, Certificate of Participation (COP) debt a number of years ago and still owes $7.28 million, which costs CUSD about $565,000 in interest each year. “If we pay down the debt, that would be a one-time expenditure,” he said. “By relieving the interest on that debt, we would leverage the money into the restoration of programs, positions or facilities.” As for in-the-classroom goals, Mr. Llanusa would like to see the district continue to narrow the achievement gap that has historically caused a lag in test scores for subgroups like disabled students, English learners and children who are socio-economically disadvantaged. He is also concerned about the direction given to the district by CUSD stakeholders at a recent study session, suggesting a longstanding graduation requirement be removed. In an August meeting, 4 groups—each consisting of 3 people—advised the district to look at folding the subject matter from a high school class called Technology Skills for the 21st Century into the entire CUSD curriculum, rather than maintaining the course as a graduation requirement.
COURIER photo Steven Llanusa, incumbent and candidate for the Claremont Unified School District Board of Educaiton.
One of the main reasons is that many CHS students complained that the course impinged on the already jampacked schedule of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate students and—since the class isn’t weighted—adversely affected their GPAs. The committee members at the study session, consisting of board members, CUSD staffers and, in one case, a student, reasoned that the move might also help younger students obtained the technology skills they will need as the district transitions to the Common Core form of assessment. However, Mr. Llanusa points out that the committee that met several times over the past year to discuss graduation requirements was evenly split on whether to remove or retain the class. He is concerned that the participants in the recent study session did not include the contingent in support of keeping the technology course. “As the technology coordinator for my school, I know how quickly technology changes,” he said. “So I don’t think the assumption that they’ll pick it
up at home or at elementary school is accurate.” CUSD has much work to be done, but the current school board has plenty to be proud of, Mr. Llanusa said. He feels the board did a top-notch job in hiring Superintendent Jim Elsasser, who is entering his second year on the job, and has worked together with “collaborative collegiality” over the last 16 months. Mr. Llanusa, who has a reputation for being the questioner on the board, has welcomed the addition of board member Sam Mowbray. He praises Mr. Mowbray for his expertise and says, “It’s great having someone else asking tough questions, too.” He said the board made a misstep last year by accepting “bad information” from legal counsel and dismissing completely from the district then Sumner principal Frank D’Emilio, who was accused of failing to report an inappropriate incident between 2 students as abuse as well as not being forthcoming about his decision. The board’s vote, which Mr. Llanusa opposed, was eventually reversed amid community outcry and Mr. D’Emilio is now serving as a classroom teacher. Notheneless, Mr. Llanusa feels the board has, by and large, had a studentfirst attitude that is exemplified by the board’s decision to add a sixth goal to its mission statement—the cultivation of the whole child through curriculum, policy and enrichment activities—an objective that may not instantly boost test scores but which Mr. Llanusa considers crucial. “I think when the board makes decisions based on what is best for the students and on community wishes, the result is going to be favorable,” he said. Profiles on the other CUSD school board candidates will appear in upcoming editions of the COURIER.
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Sunday, September 8 The Committee to Elect Steven Llanusa will host a campaign kickoff party at the Claremont Forum, 586 W. First Street at 2 p.m. This familyfriendly event will include refreshments, drinks and activities for kids. Info: Call 625-8558 or email email@example.com. Tuesday, September 10 Dave Nemer campaign pre-kickoff meet-and-greet hosted by Linda and Peter Saeta, 2611 King Way, from 7 to 9 p.m. School board candidate Dave Nemer would like to meet you and discuss school district issues. Light refreshments will be provided. For information, call 621-2703. (A kickoff event will be announced next week.)
Saturday, September 14 Llaunsa Student Advisory Committee Breakfast, “Pupils and Pancakes,” at Oakmont Elementary School at 10 a.m. All students, parents and community members are invited to share their ideas with students and candidate Steven Llanusa. Info: Call 625-8558 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunday, September 15 Kickoff party to elect Joe Salas. Enjoy some great appetizers and drinks. Joe will talk about his vision for the Claremont schools on the patio of Casa De Salsa, 415 W. Foothill Blvd. in the Old School House from 3 to 5 p.m. RSVP at email@example.com.
Claremont COURIER/Friday, September 6, 2013
The signs of Claremont
by John Pixley
wrote last year about a friend from Los Angeles who commented that the stop lights in Claremont seem to take longer. Another friend, who lives in Pomona, says that she knows right away that she has driven into Claremont because the streets are so much smoother. Until recently, when Bonita Avenue was repaved in Pomona, I saw and felt how the difference in asphalt made a borderline as I traveled in my wheelchair to and from the gym at Casa Colina Hospital.
In the same way, there is no doubt that we are in Claremont when, now in September, there are thousands of college students back in town. Not only that, but there are hundreds of professors teaching classes again and a full schedule of lectures and performances to look forward to at the colleges. So it was really no surprise that in the last month or so a big topic in town was a sign. Really—it took up more than half a page in the August 9 COURIER. Yes, a sign. Actually, 2 signs. Never mind that whenever I would go by the Old School House at Foothill and Indian Hill boulevards and see the new monument signs, I would think of something built with Tinker Toys or Legos. Or the huge toy sculpture sign in front of Magic Mountain off Highway 5. Except scaled way down for Claremont. Okay, maybe I’m not the only one who thought of Tinker Toys and Legos. Tinker Toys and Legos may or may not have been part of the conversation, but scaling down—way down, ideally—for Claremont definitely is. According to the August 9 article, “it’s back to the drawing board,” with the 12-foot promotional signs scheduled for a re-do “just months” after they were approved by the city’s architectural committee. While Claremont’s director of community development Brian Desatnik said, “There were a couple things with the signs that weren’t built according to plans,” I think it’s pretty obvious that the city was hit with a slew of complaints.
If there were deviations from what was approved, wouldn’t Mr. Desatnik and other city officials have seen them right away? The signs will be toned down, literally, with the candy colors muted, the brightness dimmed by individual letters being illuminated and each panel limited to one line of text. According to James Sink, chair of the architectural commission, these changes will make the signs appealing despite their size. “Revising details to match that sign more closely might improve the overall character of the monument signs,” Mr. Sink said. “The signs are going to be large, therefore the details of how they are constructed are extraordinarily important.” In the article, by Beth Hartnett, it was pointed out that the height of the signs will remain the same (12 feet) “to the dismay of some.” There is history behind such “dismay,” which I suspect city officials heard a lot about after the signs went up, and Mr. Sink hit the nail on the head when he used the word “character.” For all my life in Claremont, I remember store signs being low, small, not too colorful and bright, almost not there. It wasn’t like it was when I went right over to Upland or Pomona, where there were lots of big, bright signs, some dozens of feet high. I quickly learned that big signs aren’t Claremont, aren’t in Claremont’s “character.” It was only 4 years ago that more than 3 stores were allowed on one sign. And, as Ms. Hartnett further explained in the article, “While multi-tenant signs are no longer restricted, they are not welcomed in all parts of the city. Businesses in the Village District, for example, are completely restricted from erecting shared signage, and all other areas are subject to architectural commission review and approval. And while looking to help Claremont business folk, commissioners say they still keep the character of Claremont at the forefront of their decisions.”
Or, as Mr. Sink put it in regards to the Old School House signs, “The sentiment we received from the community was ‘this has to be fixed.’ This development deserves signage that respects the historic character while providing effective and attractive identification for the tenants.” While there are times, many times, when I roll my eyes, like I did when I saw this story. I have to say that, yes, I have thought those bright Lego signs look silly and also wrong in Claremont. And, yes, I like that there are signs that are wrong in Claremont, that there are limits to the kind of signs allowed here and that we debate it. Even when I think it gets silly, I’m glad that there is an effort to “keep the character of Claremont.” After all, I don’t stay here for no reason. There are times, though, when keeping the character of Claremont ends up being not only a truly silly sign, but downright ugly. I still say a tattoo parlor wouldn’t hurt the Village. But, apparently, an affordable housing project in northern Claremont, above Foothill Boulevard, is even worse. Never mind that the state is setting up monitors to gauge how bad the air is next to freeways. Claremont is getting set to greenlight a 95-unit townhouse complex on the southeast corner of Base Line Road and Towne Avenue just off the 210 Freeway in northern Claremont. Why is it okay for this project to be built at the site when it wasn’t okay for an affordable housing complex to be built there some years ago? Yes, there are stricter environmental standards when it comes to affordable housing but if the site is so unhealthy, why is it okay for better-off folks to live there? And why isn’t there now a group vigorously opposing the project, as there was when affordable housing was proposed for the site and before the county said it couldn’t be funded due to unhealthful air near the freeway? Prior to the county stepping in, the opposition group spoke of increased crime and decreased property values in the surrounding area. Interestingly enough, Joseph O’Toole, a vocal leader of the group who fought the affordable housing project, summoning the American Dream in its title, has resurfaced in recent months, taking part in the activities of residents working on more conservative political endeavors. Some might remember Mr. O’Toole was imprisoned for being involved in weapons smuggling. I’d like to think that this isn’t a sign of Claremont.
Master, where are you when I need you?
Claremont COURIER/Friday, September 6, 2013
Meet me at Walter’s
by John Neiuber
n Sunday, September 22, Walter’s owners, Nangy and Fahima Ghafarshad, will host a celebration of their 40 years of advancing the gastronomy, art, culture and community of Claremont. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Claremont Community Foundation and Claremont Heritage.
The story of how a young couple from Afghanistan came to the United States and achieved the American Dream is the story of Walter’s. Walter’s Coffee Shop was established by Walter Boldig as a popular eatery in 1957, and seated only 35 customers. It shared the building with Hendrick’s Pharmacy, now Balboa Thrift and Loan. The building was designed by renowned, local architect Foster Rhodes Jackson (1911-1998), who was from Massachusetts and a graduate of MIT, and came to southern California in 1946, after serving as a lieutenant commander on a submarine in WWII. Mr. Jackson worked with Frank Lloyd Wright and was very much a “disciple,” having served as a fellow under the famed architect at Taliesin. His designs, however, were not inspired by the work of Taliesin East, but of Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona. His own house in the hills above Claremont was designed in the desert style of Taliesin West, with battered concrete walls and exposed boulders used from the building site and nearby canyons. The Walter’s and Hendrick’s Pharmacy building was designed with ce-
ment block, glass and wood sash. The louvered awning that extended from the roof line was a prominent feature on the west and south sides of the building. When it opened in 1954, it was a very modern addition to the Village. Nangy Gharfarshad was a pilot in the Afghanistan air force, and arrived in the US with his young bride, Fahima, to attend training during a period of time when upheaval and change was happening in his homeland. Knowing that he did not want to return to Afghanistan, he chose to stay in the US. Arriving in California with only a few dollars to their name, with a young daughter and Nangy’s brother, who did not speak a word of English, the Ghafarshads worked at whatever employment they could find, until Nangy found work as a flight instructor at Brackett Field and moved his young family to La Verne. Having thought for some time of opening an Afghan restaurant, an ad in the Los Angeles Times for a small coffee shop in Claremont caught Nangy’s eye. The Ghafarshads purchased Walter’s Coffee Shop in 1973 for $24,000 and, by their own admission, changed a perfectly good menu. At first, the curious came by to see this new restaurant with a different type of food. Nangy Ghafarshad writes in his autobiographical book, To Lift a Mirror, for What
Photo courtesy of Claremont Heritage The old Walterʼs Coffee Shop was gutted by fire in 1987. Owners Nangy and Fahima Ghafarshad, with the help of friends and employees, rebuilt and expanded the restaurant to include outdoor seating and dining bungalows.
You’ve Lost, that one customer asked him “if the Afghan burger was made with Afghan hound’s meat?” After a couple of busy days, the coffee shop lost just about every former customer. The little coffee shop struggled along but, just as The Colleges were the saving grace after the land boom went bust for Claremont in 1887, the new Walter’s began to attract students and professors, who were not only good customers but helped to educate the Ghafarshads about what to serve in their fledging restaurant. Business got a little better, yet the coffee shop strug-
gled and was always just one day away from going broke. Another restaurant opened nearby and, besides having some new approaches and a menu of fresh sandwiches, it had outdoor seating. Nangy and Fahima knew they needed to do something and decided to remodel the restaurant and add a small outside eating area. Business picked up. A beer and wine license came next, along with the expansion of the restaurant from 45 to 100 seats; however, with only an inCLAREMONT HERITAGE continues on page 9
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Patricia May Kimball, a longtime Claremont resident, died August 27, 2013 at Pomona Valley Hospital after a short illness. She was 89. Ms. Kimball was born in Newport Beach on May 9, 1924 to May Agee Kimball and Clarence O. Kimball, a Methodist minister. The family lived in several southern California communities where her father, Dr. Kimball, was assigned to lead churches. Upon her father’s death, young Tish and her mother moved to Claremont where she attended Girls’ Collegiate School and Pomona College. During World War II, she volunteered as a nurse’s aide. After graduating from Pomona, Ms. Kimball started her career in real estate
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in the Pasadena area, where she was also active in Democratic politics, supporting the campaigns of several local and statelevel Democratic candidates. She then became an assistant to California state comptroller Alan Cranston and remained in that post during Mr. Cranston’s tenure in office. In the late 1960s, she served as assistant to the president of San Francisco State College, became a consultant and writer, and then moved back to Claremont to take a position with Pitzer College. When she was in her 60s and many of her contemporaries were planning their retirement, Ms. Kimball fulfilled a lifelong dream by enrolling in the University of La Verne College of Law. After earning her degree, she ran her own paralegal firm in downtown Claremont for several years. In her retirement years, she pursued her interest in music as an active member of a women’s recorder group. She moved to Mt. San Antonio Gardens in 2009. Ms. Kimball is survived by her nephew and his wife, Jack and Patty Clarke of Dana Point; by her niece and her husband, Jeannette and Cleve Callison of Wilmington, North Carolina; and by her niece, Mary Jo Rybolt of Flagstaff, Arizona. She is also survived by her grandnephews, Josh Clarke and John Callison; by her grandnieces, Melinda Clarke and Mary Callison; by her great-grand nieces, Catherine Grace Mirich and Natasha Clarke; and by her great-grand nephew, Jacob Clarke. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Elizabeth Miller Clarke, Jessica Miller Haskell, C.O. (Bill) Kimball, Jr., Dorothy Kimball Griffith and Mary Jo Kimball. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 7 in Kingman Chapel at the Claremont United Church of Christ, located at 233 Harrison Ave., in Claremont. Todd Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Best Friends Animal Society, a national no-kill organization. Information may be found on their website, www.bestfriends.org.
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WHAT: Walterʼs celebration and fundraiser for Claremont Heritage and the Claremont Community Foundation WHEN: Sunday, September 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Walterʼs Restaurant, 310 Yale Ave., Claremont COST: $35 prior, $40 day of. Tickets are available at the Claremont Community Foundation office, Heirloom and at Wheeler Steffen Realty INFO: www.claremontheritage.org
door capacity of 40. One of the adjacent bungalows became vacant and it was turned into another dining room.
he cluster of 6 bungalows was only one of 3 bungalow courts in Claremont. The entire bungalow court is now occupied by Walter’s and, when dining in the courtyard, one can still see the eyebrow eaves over what was once the entrances to the individual bungalows. As a bungalow became available, Walter’s would continue to expand the dining room. Nangy even found time to dig under the bungalows, one bucket at a time, to create a wine cellar and bakery. It took 2 years to complete the task.
Tragedy struck in 1987. Awakened by a call at 2 a.m., the police department informed the Ghafarshads that the restaurant was on fire. They rushed to Walter’s to see the building engulfed in flames. The woodwork in the building was destroyed, as was the stained glass by Claremont artist Mike Hill. As morning came, the workers were all let go and Walter’s was closed. A few days later they started to remove the debris from the fire. The kitchen staff
COURIER archive photo courtesy of Claremont Heritage The old Walterʼs Coffee Shop sign in a photo from the late 1970s or early 1980s. Owners Nangy and Fahima Ghafarshad will celebrate 40 years of ownership on Sunday, September 22.
came back and offered to work without pay. Debris was cleared and neighbors and customers provided lunch for the entire crew. The landlord, Herb Hafif, offered to help with the rebuilding costs not covered by the insurance. With the help of friends and customers, a new restaurant was built. Out of the ashes of Walter’s Coffee Shop, a restaurant— Walter’s—was born. A business grows its reputation. For a restaurant, it is about the quality of
food, beverage, service and ambience. But there is also another intangible at work in the back story of Walter’s. From the early days, the residents, students and faculty were interested in Nangy’s background as a pilot and flight instructor and about his and Fahima’s life in Afghanistan. The customers also connected with the young couple’s family and watched the children, Asya and Dawoud, grow and the restaurant become a family business. The connections that were made became the relationships that created a loyal customer base. The customer was not only offered excellent food, drink and service, but also the attention of owners who cared about them as people—who always offered a warm greeting, asked about them and their family, and offered a comfortable place to eat, visit and linger.
It is Walter’s comfortableness that has created a place for friends and family to gather, to visit and to celebrate life’s benchmarks. On any given day, there are numerous birthdays, anniversaries, wedding showers and receptions celebrated at the restaurant. The decor consists of works by local artists, further connecting the restaurant to the community. For many years, Walter’s was the weekly meeting place for the “Four Friends,” renowned artists Harrison McIntosh, Rupert Deese, Sam Maloof and James Heuter. The late, local music legend, John Harrelson, was a big fan of Walter’s. Being the producer of his albums, he and I would meet at Walter’s monthly to discuss album concepts, critique tracks and make decisions about mixing and instrumentation. Born and raised in Alabama, Mr. Harrelson had always thought he knew where the best fried chicken was made, until the day he ordered the fried chicken at Walter’s. He turned and, in almost a whisper, said, “I can’t say this too loudly for fear my Aunt Patty will hear me from the grave, but this is the best damn fried chicken this Alabama boy has ever had.” History is not only about the people, the events and the architecture of a city, but also about its culture and the role of place in that culture. “Meet me at Walter’s” is a common phrase heard between family members, colleagues and friends. The utterance of these words captures the essence of how a place has become a cultural icon within a city. Walter’s is such a place.
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Claremont Colleges events calendar heats up in September
espite concerts in the park and other warmweather happenings, summer can represent a bit of a cultural lull for residents used to the flurry of speakers and events at the Claremont Colleges.
With the Colleges having reconvened last week, however, the proverbial cup will soon be running over for aficionados of college events. The following listings, running through September 17, is just a taste of what’s on offer in the coming weeks. Art After Hours The Pomona College Museum of Art will be holding its annual Art After Hours series on Thursdays throughout September. The series, which runs from 5 to 11 p.m., features live music cosponsored by KSPC 88.7 FM, panels, workshops, tours, film screenings and performances in conjunction with museum exhibitions and student and academic groups. Current exhibitions include David Michalek: Figure Studies; John Divola: As Far As I Could Get; Project Series 46: Hirokazu Kosaka: On the Veranda Selected Works 1969-1974; and Resonant Minds: Abstraction and Perception. Pomona College Museum of Art is located at Pomona College, 330 N. College Ave. in Claremont. For information, visit www.pomona.edu/museum. Food justice Robert Gottlieb, director of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College, will speak on “Food Justice: An Action-Research Agenda” on Tuesday, September 10 at
the Garrison Theater at Scripps College, located at 241 E. Tenth St., Claremont. Mr. Gottlieb, whose discussion will inaugurate the Scripps Fall 2013 series “Re-Visioning Food Sovereignty: US Supply and Consumption,” is the author of the 2010 book Food Justice (Food, Health and the Environment). His talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 621-8237. Democracy examined Eric Liu will give a lecture titled “Democracy is for Amateurs” on Thursday, September 12 in the Mckenna Auditorium at Claremont McKenna College, located at 390 E. Ninth St. in Claremont. Mr. Liu has served as White House speechwriter and deputy domestic policy adviser for President Bill Clinton (1997-2001) and as a columnist for TIME.com and The Atlantic.com. He is the co-author of The Gardens of Democracy: A New American Story of Citizenship, the Economy, and the Role of Government (2011) and the author of Guiding Lights: How to Mentor and Find Life’s Purpose (2006). His talk will run from 6:45 to 8 p.m. For information, call 621-8244. California-style artist Philip Dike On Saturday, September 14, Scripps Colleges’ Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery will hold an opening for the exhibit Chasing Daylight: Philip Latimer Dike, 1927 to 1937. The event, which runs from 7 to 9 p.m., will include live music and light refreshments. Former Scripps professor Philip Dike contributed greatly to the California art scene of the 1930s and 1940s through his work in the California style of watercolor painting. The exhibition will feature works from Mr. Dike’s formative years in the United States and Europe
during the late 1920s and early 1930s. The gallery is located at 1030 Columbia Ave. on the corner of Eleventh and Columbia. For information, call 607-3397 or visit rcwg.scrippscollege.edu. On Tuesday, September 17, Janet Blake, curator of collections at the Laguna Art Museum, will present a talk on Mr. Dike and his retrospective as part of Scripps College’s Tuesday Noon Academy series. It will run from noon to 1:15 p.m. and be held in the Hampton Room of the Malott Commons at Scripps College, 345 E. 9th St. on the corner of 9th and Columbia. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch or buy lunch at the Malott Commons; doors open at 11:45 a.m. For information, call 607-9372. Sweet music A concert titled Celliola and Frinds will be held on Sunday, September 15 at 3 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music at Pomona College, 150 E. Fourth St. in Claremont. Faculty artists violist Cynthia Fogg and cellist Tom Flaherty will be joined by musicians like pianist Aron Kallay and percussionist Yuri Inoo to perform works by Benjamin Broening, Evan Chambers, David Sherr, Frances White and Tom Flaherty. For information, call 607-2671. Holocaust lecture Richard Breitman, professor of history at American University and editor of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Journal of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, will speak on Monday, September 16 at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St. in Claremont. Mr. Breitman is the co-author of FDR and the Jews and co-edi-
tor of Refugees and Rescue: The Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald 1935-45. For information, call 621-8244. Women as objects On Tuesday, September 17, sociologist Eileen Otis of the University of Oregon will give a talk titled, “Markets and Bodies: Women, Service Work and the Making of Inequality in China” at 4 p.m. in the Hahn Building of Pomona College, 420 Harvard Ave. Ms. Otis will discuss how China’s new service purveyors, like hotels, restaurants, bars and retailers, design organizational vehicles that use women workers’ bodies to enable customers’ display of status and taste. “Daily Show” co-creator Polical satirist Lizz Winstead, co-creator and head writer for The Daily Show, will speak on Tuesday, September 17 from 6:45 to 8 p.m. at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St. Ms. Winstead is the cofounder of Air America Radio, the cohost of “Unfiltered” and the author of the 2012 book Lizz Free or Die. For information, call 621-8244. Feeding the world Raj Patel, award-winning author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and The Value of Nothing, will speak on Tuesday, September 17 in the Garrison Theater in the Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 241 E. Tenth St. Mr. Patel’s talk, “Feeding the Future— A short History of Good and Bad Ideas to Feed the World,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 621-8237.
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Share your talents with Claremont seniors
The Claremont Senior Program is seeking talented individuals interested in sharing their passion with the community. Instructors and activity leaders are sought to provide voluntary and/or low-cost activities for the winter quarter (December, January and February). Proposals must be submitted by Thursday, September 12. For more information, contact Nancy at the Joslyn Center, 399-5488.
ing risk factors, prevention techniques and treatment options for prostate and testicular cancer. Pre-registration is required for this event. Call 920-6139 to reserve a seat. San Antonio’s Aita Auditorium is located at 999 San Bernardino Road in Upland.
Community lecture for menʼs health at SACH
San Antonio Community Hospital will host “Below the Belt,” a community lecture on health issues affecting men, on Tuesday, September 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event, which takes place at the hospital’s Aita Auditorium, is free and open to the public. Dr. Christopher Tsai will explore reproductive health issues for men, includ-
Letʼs talk mountains with Judy Chu
Congresswoman Judy Chu will host a community meeting on Saturday, September 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Taylor Hall to solicit feedback on designating the San Gabriel Mountains as a National Recreation Area. While the congresswoman believes the designation will provide better maintenance of the local mountain range, others are concerned about taking away local control. Taylor Hall is located at 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
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COURIER photos/Peter Weinberger ABOVE: Henry Polanco spent the afternoon golfing with his 12-year-old son Ariston. The father-son duo both parred the third hole. AT RIGHT: Nicole Mitani and Manuel Escobelo got an early-morning start to beat the heat at the Claremont Golf Course. They were preparing to tee off on the second hole. CLAREMONT GOLF COURSE continued from the previous page
handful of local schools that depend on the course to maintain their golf programs. The fate of the golfers is the most worrisome for Bruce Thompson, the Claremont course’s golf professional who has taught more than 30,000 golfers, 5000 of them youths since he started with the course 20 years ago. After getting out of the Marine Corps in 1965, Mr. Thompson turned to golf as a vehicle for discipline and to continue to challenge himself. He now spends his time providing others with the same outlet. In his tenure, he has helped patients from Casa Colina use the golf course for rehabilitation; helped students from Claremont High School, Montclair, Chaffey and the Claremont Colleges expand their education and encouraged seniors through the Claremont Adult School to make the daily trek to the range. “It’s their home away from home,” he said. “I don’t know what they would do without it.” Equally troubling to Mr. Thompson is thinking of what will become of the youths who depend on this local resource. One of his proudest accomplishments at the Claremont Golf Course remains the thriving junior golf clinic, composed of 5 Saturdays of instruction culminating in a 5-hole tournament. The clinic has been a mainstay for young golfers around the re-
gion, hailing from Claremont, Pomona and east to Fontana. After learning their way around the local course, many have gone on to play high school and college golf, and a few have even made it to professional play. Sydnee Michaels, a former student of Mr. Thompson’s, just competed in last weekend’s LPGA Safeway Classic. While other youth programs have closed up shop, the Claremont Golf Course youth clinic has kept on chugging. Now, its futures is in danger. “That would be the biggest downfall,” he noted. “It would be a shame to not see these [young golfers] progress.” Twelve-year-old Ariston Polanco, who practiced his swing with dad Henry Polanco on Tuesday, says he has learned a lot from his weekly lessons and tournaments with Mr. Thompson. Claremont’s easy 9hole course also means father and son can come out more often for a quick game of golf to hone his skills. “I would be really sad if it closes,” Austin shared. Former CHS teacher and basketball coach Lowell Rice, whose time at the local course was a family affair, shares his sentiments. “We’ve all [his whole family] played there, Dave [UNLV head basketball coach Dave Rice] more than any of us. I would really be disappointed if it closed. “It’s just a nice little course,” he continued. “People have to make business decisions, but I think for our
community it would be disappointing.” After word of the potential closure broke last week, many concerned locals have come forward to brainstorm ways to save the course and to share their favorite golf memories. Ralph Tecotzky remembered learning to play the game as a 16-year-old Claremont High School student, heading to the course after school with friends. The Claremont resident now enjoys taking his son to the course to share in his cherished pastime.
here aren’t a lot of communities who have a little golf course like we have here,” Mr. Tecotzky said. “It would be a shame for the course to be closed just for another bunch of buildings.”
It is unclear if the land will remain open recreation space or if the colleges have their eyes on development. Mr. Thompson holds out hope that the space will remain a golfers’ haven for years to come. “It really would be a real loss to the community,” Mr. Thompson said. “We are hoping, praying for a reprieve.”
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Struggles, triumphs of LGBT community in India
Pomona College professor explores sexuality in India in documentary film
t’s never easy for a young person to come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. When you live in India, however, a country marked by adherence to traditional values and obedience to the family, it’s even tougher.
Nevertheless, a unique theater group took a very visible stand for LGBT rights this past February, debuting a play called To, Ti, Tey (He/She/It) in the Indian city of Pune. Pomona College theater professor Betty Bernhard spent her sabbatical chronicling the making of the play, which was co-directed by famed actress and writer Sushma Deshpande. The resulting documentary, Out!Loud!, features scenes from the play, footage of theater exercises and interviews with the cast, most of whom are aged 18 to 24. The 48-minute film, which is in English and Marathi, is an exploration of the 14 amateur actors’ experiences of sexual discovery and struggle for acceptance. The way the actors were recruited, via Facebook blast, is indicative of how India has embraced the technological trappings of modernity in recent years. Open talk about sexuality is still rare, however. To, Ti, Tey and Out!Loud! are exceptionally frank, thanks to the efforts of Ms. Deshpande, Ms. Bernhard said. “Sushma is a genius at getting people to talk freely,” Ms. Berhhard said. “The actors were relaxed enough that they said things they never had before.” There is a man whose father burned his lips with a cigarette when he was a child because his voice was too girlish; a lesbian whose parents admitted her to a hospital after she came out to them and a hijra who risked it all to become a postoperative transsexual. There’s a “mixedflavor” engineer who, despite his parents’ aversion to flamboyance, just has to dance, and a “ladyboy” who has found a place as a prettily painted sex worker but has yet to find love. Though every story is different, each of the actors has had feelings of isolation, rejection and depression, often to the point of becoming suicidal. A shocking number have also endured the traumatic experiences of kidnapping and rape. The play’s debut performance was invitation-only, because the play hadn’t yet passed the approval of India’s zealous censors. The reception, though, was overwhelmingly enthusiastic, Ms. Bernhard said. “Many men in the audience were sobbing, admiring the actors for being so brave,” she said. One actor came out to his father via the performance, and was glowing afterward, according to Ms. Bernhard: “He said, my father said to me, ‘I always thought that might be the case, though we never talked about it.’” Ms. Bernhard, who has taught at Pomona College since 1984, is a firm believer in the therapeutic strength of theater.
COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger Pomona College Professor Betty Bernhard is the creator of the documentary Out!Loud! that profiles the gay, lesbian and transgender community in India. Avani, seen below, who is a pharmacy student by day and a sex worker by night, was one of 14 LGBT actors who shared their stories in the film.
“Once you start to speak your mind, it’s difficult,” she said. “But it might help someone else to hear what you’re going through and to know that you’ve come out on the other side.” She also sees theater as a powerful tool for political transformation. Ms. Bernhard—who is teaching a class this semester called Theater for Social Change— aims for the film to strike a blow against deeply engrained anti-queer sentiments in India, a country whose Penal Code #377 renders homosexual activity punishable by up to 10 years in prison. “One of the most important cultural differences between the United States and India is that marriage is extremely important to the social structure there; it’s the scaffolding,” she said. “There’s a lot of pressure to get married, which makes it more difficult to come out.” Many Indians insist that homosexual, bisexual or trans tendencies are the result of pernicious Western influences. The sacred literature and the folklore of Hinduism, however, abound with what Ms. Bernhard characterizes as “gender slip-
page.” The god Shiva castrated himself, the god Vishnu took on the form of the enchantress Mohini and the deity Arjuna was cursed to become a member of the third gender or a kliba. Such stories are woven throughout To, Ti, ,Tey in an effort to remind audiences that tales of LGBT behavior are woven deep into the fabric of India. Previously, Ms. Bernhard made a documentary about a play Ms. Deshpande directed focusing on the experiences of sex workers in India. She has also made films about Bhavai folk theater, Sanskrit theater, the Indian People’s Theatre Association and women theater activists, among other subjects. Thanks to an extremely professional team—which included legendary BBC and National Geographic cameraman Navroze Contractor— however, Ms. Bernhard is particularly proud of Out!Loud! The documentary was funded in part by grants from Pomona College and the Claremont School of Theology. It has been well-received by audiences in the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala in June, at the Reel Desires International Queer Film Festival in Chennai and at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune. Ms. Bernard hopes Out!Loud!— which made its southern California debut on Wednesday at the Claremont School of Theology’s Mudd Theater—will likewise strike a chord with American audiences. She is currently submitting it to a number of US film festivals and next will look into distribution for the film. Ms. Bernhard traveled to India in 1988 and fell in love. She has since directed 2
classical Sanksrit plays at Pomona College, traveled to India twice as a Fulbright Fellow and directed several theater productions there. “They are a beautiful people and the culture is so old,” she said. “They’ve been doing theater in various forms for 3,000 years.” Ms. Bernhard said she misses the cast of Out!Loud!, who were fun, talented and more than a bit naughty, humorously referring to India’s putative anti-gay law as “Penis Code #377.” While much of Ms. Bernhard’s focus is on integrating Indian literature and theater more fully into the American university system, she is also open to the Western theater tradition. In fact, her next Pomona College play will be a production of Medieval mystery plays, centuries-old works that are loosely based on Bible stories and which are both “sacred and profane.” In one, Noah’s wife resists getting on the Ark because she wants to stay behind with her girlfriends. Another play focuses on Satan’s fall. “When Lucifer is kicked out of heaven, he says, ‘Now, I do depart. And as I go, I crack a fart,’” Ms. Bernhard laughed. “They had me there. It’s good, broad stuff.” Between classes and plays, promoting her current film project and looking to her next, Ms. Bernhard is busier than ever. “I’ve always said I’ll keep doing this until it wasn’t fun anymore,” she said. “And it’s still fun. It’s hard work but it’s fun and fulfilling.”
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After 80 years, the Economy Shop is still thriving
mong the gently-used items that line the hand-painted shelves of The Claremont Economy Shop, is a frame housing a relevant phrase:
“Some people touch our lives briefly, while others leave a lasting impression and are never forgotten.” Loyal customers of the First Street thrift store agree the saying holds true for the beloved Claremont Economy Shop, which opened its doors this week
for its 80th consecutive year. The Economy Shop has certainly become familiar to locals in its decades near the busy intersection of Indian Hill and First. But it’s the workers—all volunteers—inside the store’s blue-andwhite facade that bring spirit to the aforementioned axiom. “They are here because they want to be here,” said Barbara Reilley, an avid thrift shopper who makes sure to stop by the Claremont store at least once a week. “It shows in how friendly they are. Everyone here is so nice.” Volunteerism runs deep at the non-
profit shop, founded in 1933 by a group of church and Red Cross volunteers. In the days of early Claremont, grove workers came from all over in search of work among the city’s teeming citrus trees, equipped with bright prospects but lacking the proper clothing. The Economy Shop was opened by a group of local do-gooders with a desire to help provide workers with muchneeded garb at reasonable prices. That spirit of giving hasn’t changed. With nearly 50 volunteers, the store is always abuzz with friendly chatter, all in the name of philanthropy. Nearly 100 percent of the store’s proceeds are donated to local charities, shared Pam Herrlinger, store volunteer and publicity manager. Last year, that meant $36,500 given to local nonprofits like Inland Valley Hope Partners, Inland Hospice, Crossroads, Project Sister, the Claremont After School Program and Uncommon Good. “Our volunteers are the very reason this shop is successful,” said store manager Pam House. The Economy Shop depends on the generosity of its volunteers and avid donors. Before the store closes its doors for winter break and the summer months, all goods are swept out and sent off to Boys Republic, a nonprofit serving troubled youths. By the time doors open again, the store is outfitted in donated goods once more. “It keeps things fresh,” Ms. Her-
Claremonters Mariela Martinez and her 4-year-old daughter Rylie say they love to explore the new items in the store.
rlinger said. At any time, The Economy Shop is brimming with finds, ranging from home decor and children’s toys to tops and bottoms for all ages. No matter how stocked the shelves, however, the
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store keeps the shopping from becoming overwhelming. The homey size and neat upkeep of the shop are part of what drew in volunteer Linda Smith, an admitted social butterfly and thrift store shopaholic. Four years ago, Ms. Smith was early to her traditional Wednesday matinee at the Laemmle and decided to go for a walk. She didn’t get farther than The Economy Shop. The early bird ended up late for her matinee, but after 4 years at the Economy Shop, she hardly regrets the hang-up. The fuzzy feelings are shared by the store’s customers. Enthusiastic regulars lined up outside the shop prior to its opening on Wednesday, eager to check out new finds and welcome back staff. Among them was Daniel Fierro, who was pleased to find the store open on his way to work. When it comes to thrift shopping, The Economy Shop is his go-to spot. “I get all of my work clothes here,” Mr. Fierro said. “The prices are good.” In the years since her retirement, Ms. Herrlinger has found the First Street nook to be her preferred destination as well, a home away from home as she calls it: “These people are like family.” Ms. Herrlinger hopes others will feel the same. The Claremont Economy Shop, located at 325 W. First St., is once again open for business. Hours are Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to volunteer, call 626-7334 or visit them on Facebook.
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The Economy Shop opened its doors in 1933 to provide clothing to the citrus grove workers and their families. Some 80 years later, the resale shop continues to offer a variety of items, including clothing, housewares and knick-knacks.
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Claremont business gets creative, moves into growth mode
eirloom boutique’s world of eclectic treasures is about to get even bigger.
While many mom-and-pops struggle with lackluster sales, residents continue to flock to Village West to lose themselves in Rob Lewbel and Becky Morgan’s haven of homemade trinkets, out-of-the-ordinary finds and locallymade products; so much so, that the owners have decided to make it easier for patrons to explore their creative odds-and-ends. The owners will achieve this by expanding their business, first into north Claremont and then the wide expanse of the Internet. “Claremont is going international,” Mr. Lewbel quipped. In addition to their sanctuary on Indian Hill Boulevard, Mr. Lewbel and Ms. Morgan will expand their business with an online retail store, to be launched sometime this fall. A workshop and warehouse has also been opened in the Claremont Business Park, located at Foothill Boulevard and Monte Vista Avenue. The space will be used for extra inventory, wholesale items as well as for Mr. Lewbel’s creative inclinations. The goal is to eventually allow the community to join in the crafting, with the ability to come down to the warehouse and use some of Heirloom’s tools to make projects of their own. Booming business has allowed them the luxury of opening themselves to a broader market. Sales are up 30 percent from last year, Mr. Lewbel shared, and the store’s current online offerings have netted an increase of over 60 percent from 2012. They hope sales will continue to soar now that products will be available at the click of a button. “We have been very fortunate,” Mr. Lewbel said. “We took a risk and it is really paying off for us.” The crafty couple, who contribute about 20 percent of the store’s handmade products, has come a long way in the 2 years following their Village debut. They began in October of 2011 fueled by their vision of creating a community gathering space similar to the concept of an old-fashioned general store. That initial vision thrives with the help of the community. Locals have taken to the store with increasing enthusiasm, whether stopping by to browse or participate in one of the store’s ongoing art workshops.
Heirloom owner Rob Lewbel is quite creative and routinely makes light fixtures from old wine bottles.
“It conjures that feeling of the small town glass blower or the pizza store where you watch the guy make the pizza. It creates conversation and people enjoy it,” he said.
Though the in-store crafting will continue, the quarters have become a little cramped, Mr. Lewbel admits, which is part of the reason they have chosen to expand. The off-site workshop will provide him with some needed elbow room to take care of business. “We need to expand the space so the ideas can flow,” Mr. Lewbel said. The extra space will also mean more room for merchandise, both in-store and online. “A lot of parents and kids affiliated with the colleges come in the store and are interested in buying things online for Christmas gifts,” Mr. Lewbel explained. “It’s time to pull the trigger on that make it happen.” While diving into new ventures, they haven’t forgotten what Heirloom’s all about: providing a home away from home for locals with an eye for the eclectic. “We could have just stuck to selling online, but then we would be missing that human element, which is the reason why our store is so successful,” Mr. Lewbel said. “It’s entertaining, and more importantly, it brings the community together.” Heirloom is located at 175 N. Indian Hill Blvd. For more information, visit www.heirloomclaremont.com.
—Beth Hartnett email@example.com
COURIER photos/Peter Weinberger As part of their plans to expand the business, Heirloom owner Rob Lewbel was busy setting up a workshop at his second location in a Claremont business park. The plan also includes conducting classes to show others how to make homemade art projects. Below, Mr. Lewbel switches on a light fixture made from an old wine bottle.
ontributing to Heirloom’s small-town feel is the store’s in-house workshop, where Mr. Lewbel can often be found heeding his creative whims, crafting a lamp out of a recycled whiskey bottle or taking part in some other repurposing project. He enjoys sharing his craft with others.
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Harvey Mudd wraps up construction on Foothill Boulevard
Construction is now complete on a new 85,000square-foot teaching and learning building on Foothill Boulevard, part of the Harvey Mudd College campus. The building, which will be called the Shanahan Center, accomplishes the college’s goal to have a stronger visual presence along Foothill Boulevard. The modern building includes many energy efficient and earth-friendly features, including the use of BubbleDeck instead of a traditional concrete foundation. Harvey Mudd was the first in California and the second in the United States to incorporate the innovative design, which includes approximately 90,000 Ping Pong-like balls made from recycled plastic milk jugs. All 4 levels of the building are composed of BubbleDeck, making HMC’s structure the most complicated design in North America. The college, which began construction in August 2011, will begin using the building this academic year.
Seniors and their families can get prepared for emergencies
Seniors and their families are invited to the Joslyn Senior Center this Tuesday, September 10 at 10 a.m. for a free interactive discussion on emergency preparedness. The presentation will include tips on how to pre-plan for earthquakes and other emergency situations. For more information, contact the Joslyn Center at 399-5488.
Pomona, Harvey Mudd make Parchment college rankings
Parchment, a leader in education credentials technology, has releases its 2014 Parchment Student Choice
College Rankings and 2 of the Claremont Colleges are in the top 10. Harvey Mudd College placed number 8 and Pomona College placed number 9 in the only ranking completely based on admittance and enrollment choice data, more specifically which college a student chooses to attend among all of the institutions where they are admitted. The Parchment 2014 Student Choice Rankings is calculated from over 250,000 student decisions. And students offered additional insight into the real reasons that drive preferences and choices, including proximity to home; overall reputation and reputation related to the student’s major; curriculum and honors programs; cost, scholarship and financial aid options; institution size; connection to family and friends and nice campus and facilities For the complete 2014 Student Choice College Rankings list, visit www.parchment.com/rankings.
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Jerry Voorhis to address Democratic Club
The Democratic Club of Claremont will hold the first of its fall meetings on Friday September 13 with speaker Jerry Voorhis, Jr., son of the late Congressman. Mr. Voorhis will discuss his father’s achievements and why he feels he needs to be remembered in thecommunity. Lunch will be served at Casa de Salsa in the Old School House at noon followed by Mr. Voorhis’ talk at 1 p.m. Cost is $16 and covers food, tax, tip and coffee (other drinks are extra.) All are invited to attend.
senior pastors have been straight, married, white men with children. As I said to the congregation, their choice to call a gay, tattooed lady in an age-gap marriage with no children, but a new puppy, is not normal, but a sign that God is still speaking.” The Rev. Linda Jaramillo, one of the UCC’s National Officers from the denomination’s Cleveland-based headquarters, will be a guest preacher at the installment beginning at 3:15 p.m. At 3:30 p.m., Ms. Gebbie will receive tokens from the community, as a symbol of her larger obligations, and the Claremont UCC youth group will serve communion at 3:45 p.m. Ms. Gebbie joined CUCC as associate pastor in February of 2012 and was called to serve as senior pastor in May. Goals in her new role include utilizing her nonprofit skills to improve financial and organizational management, empowering lay leaders to be more engaged in the life of the church and deepening community partnerships. CUCC is located at 233 Harrison Ave. in Claremont.
COURIER seeks kid photographer for Claremont Day at the fair
Thursday, September 26 is Claremont Day at the Los Angeles County Fair, with a discounted entry fee and Claremont-centric events drawing tons of local schoolchildren on field trips as well as Claremont families. Are you a Claremont kid aged 13 or younger who will be hitting the fair with your classroom or your parents? We’re looking for a kid correspondent willing to record what they see and do on camera. Contact us if you’re a budding photographer prepared to capture several print or digital photographs of your fair adventure. To apply for this fun, one-time gig,
CUCC to install new senior pastor
Claremont United Church of Christ is embracing diversity with the installment of its new senior pastor. The congregation has selected the Rev. Eileen Gebbie—a gay, married woman—as the church’s new leader. Ms. Gebbie will be installed as senior pastor during a special service this Sunday, September 8, beginning at 3 p.m. “It was a historic moment in the life of our church,” Ms. Gebbie said. “All other
contact education reporter Sarah Torribio at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell her why you’re perfect for the job. If we pick you, we’d be happy to provide you with an orientation in advance, either in person or over the phone, on how to tell a story in pictures. Make sure your family and/or teacher are aware you’ll be on assignment on fair day. If you take on this job, be prepared for a little attention. The COURIER has a circulation of 4,000, a lot of eyes to admire your original work accompanied by your name. If you’re interested, drop us a line, including your name, phone number and the school you attend. Make sure you ask mom and dad first. Go ahead, give yourself a shot. It’s only “fair”!
Friday, September 6 to Saturday, September 14
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YOUR WEEK IN 9 DAYS
Claremont Art Walk
See our walking tour map of “First Friday” gallery receptions.
Yoga and happy hour
Hotel Casa 425 to host “Vino + Vinyasa” in lounge setting.
BIG HORN MUSIC FESTIVAL features Americana roots music on September 6, 7 and 8 in Mt. Baldy. For details, visit www.bighornmusicfest.com. FOOD TRUCK Asian Cravings will be at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Ste. 204C, Claremont. FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Dine downtown, then stroll the Village to hear free live music performances from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s performers include Dynamite Dawson (soft rock) at the Public Plaza and Sax Quartet (jazz/standards) at the Claremont Chamber. ART WALK Visit Claremont Village art galleries for a series of opening receptions for this month’s featured artists. See the walking tour map in the gallery section of this edition for a listing of participating locations. 6 to 9 p.m. FOLK ‘N ART Live on Analog Records hosts a free show featuring local folk musicians at The Colony at Loft 204 during Claremont Art Walk. 6 to 9 p.m. 532 W. First St. #204, upstairs in the Claremont Packing House.
COURIER photos/Jenelle Rensch The COURIERʼs Claremont After Hours bloggers test out Walterʼs Restaurant Thirsty Thursday specials. Read about it and at www.claremontafterhours.com.
CHS REUNION All Claremont High School alumni are invited to Casa Moreno Mexican Grill, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, for a reunion from 7 to 10 p.m.
DISCUSS The National Recreation Area with Congresswoman Judy Chu today at 10:30 a.m. at Taylor Hall on Indian Hill Boulevard. Ms. Chu is
nametag. Admission is $20 and includes a 2-item entrée dinner with rice, beans, Mexican salad and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks. A full bar will be available with drink specials. 6 p.m. to closing. Espiau’s Restaurante and Caninviting the community to give input on tina, 109 N. Yale Ave., Claremont. For the National Recreation Area proposal more information, visit www.facefor the San Gabriel Mountain area. book.com/20YearReunionCHS1993. CALIFORNIA BEER FESTIVAL CASSETTE DAY The cassette is fast Catch the Claremont Shuttle in front of forwarding its way out of the graveEureka Claremont for transportation to yard—Cassette Day is now snowand from the California Beer Festival at balling into a worldwide event. Rhino Bonelli Park. 10:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fes- Records is celebrating with thousands tival tickets range from $25 to $70. Shut- of cassettes from the 1980s and ‘90s tle passes must be obtained prior to the event at www.californiabeerfestival.com. 9-DAY CALENDAR CHS CLASS OF 1993 Sign in at the continues on the next page 1993 reunion banner and receive a
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priced at 2 for $5, including obscure metal, ambient, industrial and electronic titles and collectable small press cassettes from 25 years back. There will be a free live performance at 7 p.m. by Shrimper recording artists WCKR SPGT & Refrigerator (celebrating the release of their Cassette Day 2013 release) and Rhino will be playing mix tapes created by their staff all day long. Rhino Records is located at 235 Yale Ave., Claremont.
CHS REUNION CONCLUDES Class of 1993 entrepreneur Emily Moultrie welcomes her classmates to her establishment, Claremont Craft Ales, for a reunion finale. Slammin’ Sliders food truck will be on location. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Ste 204-C, Claremont.
CLAREMONT CRIME Jim Keith, chairman of the Committee for Safe and Healthy Housing, will describe the volunteer work of the Claremont Crime-Free Housing Program, which works with the Claremont Police Department to promote safe housing. A buffet lunch is available at 11:30 a.m. for $12. Dessert and coffee is available for $6. The University Club meets each Tuesday in the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. COMPUTER CLUB Mike Skapik will advise XP users of the problems they may encounter when Microsoft stops supporting XP next year. Hosted by the Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. 399-5488.
picking a breed, basic care, equipment and gear and a Q&A session for troubleshooting. Even the greenest backyard agrarians will walk away with the skills needed to get a coop up and running in 4 to 6 weeks. Free admission. 7 p.m. Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont. For more information, visit www.sustainableclaremont.org.
Humanities in the Liberal Arts College 2013-2014 lecture series. 8 p.m. Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont.
CLAREMONT’S NEW SUSTAINABILITY PLAN “What’s New, What’s in Our Future” presentation and discussion with Claremont’s Sustainability Coordinator Christopher Veirs and Mayor Pro Tem Joseph Lyons. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Hahn Building, Room 101, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.
SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT presents “Backyard Chickens: Cooping and Caring for our Fine, Feathered Friends” with Steven Sabicer, Claremont resident and amateur chicken wrangler. He will explain how to maintain a trio of egg-laying poultry in your own backyard, and have fun with your family in doing so. Learn from his mistakes and find out how affordable and simple it can be to produce your own organic eggs. The talk will include coop design and location,
CLAREMONT MODERN FILM SERIES hosted by Claremont Heritage, featuring a screening of The Oyler House, Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat. Filmmaker Mike Dorsey will give an introduction and discuss the making of the film. A special guest will also be on hand to offer intimate insights into Neutra’s architecture. Several Neutra designs are in Claremont including residences and the Claremont Methodist Church. 7 to 9 p.m. Suggested donation: $10 (or $5 for Claremont Heritage Members, students or seniors). Claremont School of Theology’s Mudd Theater, 325 N. College Ave., Claremont. Visit www.clare montheritage.org for more information. LECTURE Andrew Delbanco (of Columbia University) will present a lecture titled, “What is College For?” as part of The Heart of the Liberal Arts:
FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Dine downtown, then stroll the Village to hear free live music performances from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s performers include Harmony Sisters (swing) at the Public Plaza, MP3’s (soft rock) at the Claremont Chamber and Ultimate Vibe (rock) at city hall.
WINE WALK The twelfth annual Vintage Village Wine Walk will offer over 35 beverage-and food-tasting sites and live music. 4 to 8 p.m. in the Village. $35 in advance or $40 the day of (if tickets are available). Visit www.claremontwinewalk.com for more information. CAR WASH Claremont High School Class of 2015 is having a car wash event at ARCO AM/PM Gas Station on the corner of Claremont and Foothill Boulevards, Claremont. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 and advanced tickets can be purchased by calling 323-445-7883. Dropins are welcome.
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BRIDGES AUDITORIUM: 450 N. College Way, Pomona College. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 607-1139. Tickets may be purchased online; you can easily choose seats at www.pomona.edu/bridges. —October 7 through 16: The Courage to Remember, a traveling Holocaust exhibit. An opening ceremony takes place on Monday, October 7 at 4 p.m. Representatives from the Simon Wiesenthal Center and a Holocaust survivor will speak. Free. The exhibit will be on display and open to the public Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. —Thursday, October 31: Screening of the psychological horror film The Shining, produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. Not recommended for children or the faint of heart. $10. 10 p.m.
—Wednesday, November 6: An Acoustic Evening with Ben Harper. Ben Harper is a musician, artist and activist. Whether it’s through the soul of southern gospel, ‘70s funk, blues, reggae or straightforward rock and roll, Mr. Harper and his trademark Weissenborn guitar have been stunning audiences with incendiary live performances and timeless songwriting for years. Tickets are $30 and $49.50. 8 p.m. —Friday, November 8: SCAMFest—The annual Southern California A Capella Music Festival. Tickets will be available soon. 7:30 p.m. —Saturday, November 16: OLIVER! Music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Tickets will be available soon. 2 p.m. —December 7 through 15: Inland Pacific Ballet presents The Nutcracker. Shows on December 7 and 8 include a live orchestra. Show times are December 7 and 14 at 1 and 7 p.m., and December 8 and 15 at 1 p.m.
BRIDGES HALL OF MUSIC: Pomona College, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. 607-2671. —Sunday, September 15: “Celliola and Friends,” featuring Cynthia Fogg (violin), Tom Flaherty (cello), Aron Kallay (piano) and Yuri Inoo (percussion). Music by Benjamin Broening, Evan Chambers, Tom Flaherty, David Sherr and Frances White. 3 p.m. —Saturday, September 21: “Keyboard Delights” featuring Genevieve Feiwen Lee on piano and harpsichord. Music by Beethoven, Copland, Couperin and Karl Kohn. 8 p.m. —Sunday, September 29: Organ recital featuring Douglas Cleveland. Music by J.S. Bach, David Briggs, Alexandre Guilmant and Camille SaintSaëns. 3 p.m. CANDLELIGHT PAVILION: 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening shows: dinner at 6 p.m., performance at 8:15 p.m.; Sunday evening shows: dinner at 5 p.m., performance at 7:15 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees: lunch at 11 a.m., performance at 12:45 p.m. 626-1254, ext.1 or www.candlelight pavilion.com. —Through September 8: The Sound of Motown. —September 13 through October 13: Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. —October 18 through November 24: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. —November 30 through December 28: Because it’s Christmas. HAUGH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora. Discounts available for students, seniors and youth. 626-963-9411 or www.haughpac.com. —Friday, September 27: Columbia Artists presents Hungarian State Folk Ensemble. Costumed dancers perform authentic Hungarian folk dances supported by both a folk orchestra playing traditional instruments and the world-famous Gipsy Orchestra, performing folk music that inspired Liszt, Brahms, Kodály and Bartók. $36 general admission, $34 students/seniors or $18 for those 16 years old and younger. —Saturday, October 12: A Conversation with Edith Head. In her 6 decades of costume design, Edith Head dressed most of the great stars from Mae West to Elizabeth Taylor, received 35 Academy Award nominations and won an unprecedented 8 Oscars. Susan Claassen stars as Edith Head in this behind-the-scenes feast of great movie lore and stories filled with humor, ambition and, above all, glamour. Complimentary tea and light refreshments will be served starting at 1 p.m. The show begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $32 or $30 for students and seniors. LEWIS FAMILY PLAYHOUSE: 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. Call 477-2752 or visit www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com. —Sunday, September 22: Wynonna & The Big Noise.
LAEMMLE’S CLAREMONT 5: 450 W. Second St., Claremont. 621-5500 or visit www.laemmle.com for movie listings. General admission $11; students with ID $8.50; children under 12 $8; seniors 62+ $8; bargain price $8 on Monday through Friday for all shows prior to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and holidays prior to 2 p.m. —Now playing: Blue Jasmine [PG13], Lee Daniels’ The Butler [PG13], Closed Circuit [R], The Spectacular Now [R], Short Term 12 [R].
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57 UNDERGROUND: 300-C S. Thomas St., Pomona Arts Colony. Friday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.; second and last Saturdays, noon to 9 p.m. 57 Underground features contemporary works by member and guest artists. 397-0218. —September 14 through October 26: “Spiritual Journeys” featuring Sharon Algozer, Jeanne Andersen and Georga Garside. Ms. Andersen, who painted and taught in Kenya for many years, creates large-scale mixed-media canvases. Inspired by the music of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” (1741), she uses abstract imagery to suggest what might happen if this music could be viewed through the lens of ballet movements. In her linoleum prints on a textile background, Ms. Garside, art teacher and MFA candidate, takes her inspiration from medieval Byzantine icons, which are noted for their extensive use of gold leaf. Ms. Algozer, a Claremont fiber artist and retired professor of design from Chaffey College, integrates a variety of materials to examine the relationship of humanity’s spiritual history and nature’s influence on our inner lives. Receptions: Saturdays, September 14 and October 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. AMOCA MUSEUM: 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. 865-3146. Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. www.amoca.org. 865-3146. —Through September 29: 2013 Ceramic Biennial, a community exhibition and fundraiser featuring southern California artists in association with the American Ceramic Society-Design Chapter, with guest artist Karen Sullivan and guest judge Patrick Crabb. —Saturday, September 14: Free family day featuring tours, hands-on activities and demonstrations. 1 to 4 p.m. —Saturday, September 14: Second Saturday Lecture Series: Karen Sullivan and Patrick Crabb. 7 p.m. —October 12 through December 29: “Icheon: Reviving the Korean Ceramics Tradition,” an exhibition organized by Icheon, South Korea. Icheon has a history of ceramic culture that began over 5000 years ago and has a reputation for its internationally renowned ceramics cultural events. Now Icheon has reached out to an American institution for the very first time. In the premiere exhibition of its kind in the United States, Icheon will present over 230 objects never before seen on American soil that exemplify the revival of the ceramics tradition in Korea, from antique techniques to contemporary innovations. ART BOX STUDIO: 1302 Monte Vista #9, Upland. www.artboxworkshops.com. —By appointment through September 30: “Mom, it looks like a box” was the comment Sylvia Megerdichian’s son made when they both first saw the studio, thus the name Art Box Studio, which opened in September 1993, as a space where she works, teaches and hosts art workshops. Ms. Megerdichian enjoys creating paintings that are “not real and yet real,” pulling from a place that is familiar. Ms. Megerdichian invites guests to celebrate 20 years at the studio by sharing with the public her drawings, paintings and collage. Artist reception: Saturday, September 21 from 4 to 9 p.m. BUDDHAMOUSE EMPORIUM: 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. www.buddhamouse.com. 626-3322. —Through September 30: “Family Archetypes,” acrylic and mixed-media works by Christopher Cousins and his10-year-old daughter Sequoia. Mr. Cousins small-surface landscapes depict fields of action or archetypal landscapes in which the struggle to perceive transcendence takes place. Sequoia’s pieces are created working with the same materials. Though born in New York City, Mr. Cousins was raised in Oklahoma where he was greatly influenced by the various artistic expressions of American Indian cultures. He graduated with a BFA from Boston University and is currently working as an actor in Los Angeles. He started showing his work in 2000 in the Los Angeles area. In 2004, he joined Pharmaka a group of like-
Image courtesy of Claremont Community Foundation Eileen Senner is featured at the Claremont Community Foundation Art Gallery this month. An opening reception will be held on Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
minded LA-based artists. In 2005, he participated in his first international exhibition in Venice, Italy. Mr. Cousins works with Bert Green Fine Art in LA, the Lowe Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Foster/White Gallery in Seattle, Washington. Christopher now lives in Los Angeles with his wife Laurie, his daughter Sequoia and his son Sean. Opening reception: Friday, September 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. CLAREMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ART GALLERY: 205 Yale Ave., Claremont Chamber of Commerce. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 398-1060. —Through September 30: Eileen Senner has been awarded 2 National Endowment for the Arts Visual Art Fellowships and several Scripps College Faculty Research Grants. She has exhibited her artwork in galleries and museums throughout the United States. She earned her MFA from Claremont Graduate University. Her art is in the collections of the Yale University Art Gallery and Pomona College Museum of Art. For more information about Senner, visit her website at www.eileensenner.com. Opening reception: Friday, September 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CLAREMONT FORUM GALLERY: 586 W. First St. in the Packing House. Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. 626-3066. —September 6 through 30: “Dream Dancer,” an art exhibition by Mary Beth Fletcher. Opening reception: Saturday, September 7 with live music and performances from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The Mare Stems perform at 2 p.m., there will be student performances at 2:30 p.m. and Sugar Mountain Mama Serenade will perform at 3 p.m. —Saturday, September 14: Carol Corwin (author of A Spacious Place) will be present for an author meet-and-greet from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and Judith W. Favor (author of The Edgefielders) will be present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY: 150 E. Tenth St., Claremont. 621-8000. —Through October 25: “Remodel 2: Expanding the Dialog Exhibition.” THE COLONY AT LOFT 204: 532 W. First St., #204, Claremont Packing House. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Extended hours
on the first Friday of the month for Claremont Art Walk until 9 p.m., with live music sponsored by Live on Analog Records at 8 p.m. Visit www.loft204.com. Email email@example.com for information about purchasing monthly wall space for artwork display or to inquire about event rental of gallery space. Call Vicki at 626-224-7915 or 626963-4238 for one-on-one art instruction for junior high and high school age students. —September 6 through 30: Fikriye Oz, born and raised in Istanbul, is featured this month with her oil paintings in a collection titled “The Human Condition—Remainders.” Ms. Oz studied at Laguna College of Art and Design and currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Learn more about her at www.loft204.com. Opening reception: Friday, September 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. “Folk ‘n’ Art,” a unique taste of folk music that showcases local folk artists, sponsored by Live on Analog Records (www.liveonanalog.com). Belly dancer Adina Dance will also give a performance and light refreshments will be served. RSVP at www.facebook.com/loft204. —Tuesday, September 10: Beginning belly dance class with Adina Dane. Learn basic upper and lower body isolations, footwork and important stretching techniques. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle. 7 to 8 p.m. $10. —Wednesday, September 11: Intermediate belly dance class. Time to get technical. Work on isolation drills and movement combinations while diving deeper into belly dance technique. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle. 7 to 8 p.m. $10. dA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 252 S. Main St., Pomona Arts Colony. Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. 397-9716. —September 14 through 28: “Lesson Plan” is a group exhibition that will explore the social dynamics of pedagogy as it pertains to contemporary art-making. The show will feature the multidisciplinary works of 10 Los Angles-based artists, all of whom recently ended their training together in a year-long intensive arts education fellowship. The 2-week long exhibitions will include works, ranging from painting to video, that seek to highlight the issues artists must face when revisiting the classroom as a teacher. Opening reception: Saturday, September 14 from 5 to 9 p.m. FIRST STREET GALLERY ART CENTER: 250 W. First St., Suite 120, Claremont. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 626-5455. —Through September 22: “Staff Selects,” showcasing both the staff and clients of First Street Gallery Art Center. GALERIA DE PÉROLAS: 532 W. First St. #211, Claremont Packing House. Open by appointment. —Friday, September 6: Closing reception for the exhibition “Deities,” which focuses on work which transcends humanity and explores the concepts of gods, goddesses, spirituality, mythology, the divine and the supernatural. Featured artists include: Johnnie Dominguez, Laura Ziba Caraway, Brandon Fernandes, Kikii, ARose Little, Lisa Caraway and Selene Snapp. —Mondays: “Mindful Beauty Meditation Gathering.” Connect, listen, share, create, be, meditate and love. Meditation sessions every Monday evening from 8 to 9:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Space is limited to 10 people per session. Contact Nichoel Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/mindful.beauty. —Tuesdays: “Tribe Tuesday,” an open studio session for artists to share the space and work on their pieces. Open to artists of all levels from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Space is limited to 10 people per session. Call 236-1562 or visit www.facebook.com/galeriadeperolas. GALLERIA BERETICH: The home and studio of Barbara Beretich, 1034 Harvard Ave., Claremont. 6240548. www.galleriaberetich.com. —Ongoing: Visitors welcome, appointments appreciated. Featuring California art, paintings and sculptures from local and national artists since 1976. GALLERY SOHO: 300-A S. Thomas St., basement
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level, Pomona Arts Colony. Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. —Through September 6: “Atmospheric Elements.” Pick-up: Saturday, September 7. —September 8 through October 4: “Once in a Blue Moon.” Submissions: Saturday, September 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening reception: Saturday, September 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. Pick-up: Saturday, October 5. IRENE CARISON GALLERY: The University of La Verne, Miller Hall, 1950 Third St., La Verne. 593-3511 ext. 4281. —Through October 11: David Maisel’s “Black Maps: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime.” Faculty reflection papers by professor of biology Christine Broussard and associate professor of sociology Roy Kwon. PETTERSON MUSEUM OF INTERCULTURAL ART: 730 Plymouth Road, Pilgrim Place. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Contains collections of international fine art, folk art and material culture from 10,000 BC to the present, contributed by Pilgrim Place residents and community friends, covering every continent. 399-5544. —September 20 through November 25: “Stepping Out in Style,” an exhibition exploring the countless ways human beings have designed and worn footwear all over the planet. Over 100 historic and contemporary shoes, boots, sandals, slippers and stockings—many from the Petterson’s significant collection of historic Chinese costumes— will be on display. POMONA COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART: 333 N. College Ave., Claremont. Open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Art After Hours on Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Open September 5 though December 5; closed Thanksgiving day. For more information, visit www.pomona.edu/museum. Contact Pomona College Museum of Art by email at email@example.com or call 621-8283. —Through December 22: “David Michalek: Figure Studies.” Mr. Michalek’s work applies the technology of high-speed HD video to the recording of human movement. This exhibition is in conjunction with the interdisciplinary symposium, “The Moving Mind,” organized by the Pomona College departments of dance and neuroscience, and takes place October 3 through 5. Opening reception: Saturday, September 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. —Through October 5: David Michalek’s “Slow Dancing” evenings on the façade of Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College. —September 3 through December 22: “John Divola: As Far As I Could Get.” This exhibition is a collaborative project led by Santa Barbara Museum of Art and shown simultaneously at SBMA, LACMA and the Pomona College Museum of Art. Opening reception: Saturday, September 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. —Through December 22: “Resonant
Minds: Abstraction and Perception.” The exhibition includes a range of abstract art, from pivotal works of early European Modernism to key examples of Minimalism in the United States. Opening reception: Saturday, September 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. —Through October 20: “Project Series 46: Hirokazu Kosaka—On the Verandah Selected Works 1969-1974.” This exhibition, co-curated by Rebecca McGrew and Glenn Phillips, brings together documentation of Kosaka’s early artworks and rarely-seen films and is accompanied by a publication. Opening reception: Saturday, September 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. RUTH CHANDLER WILLIAMSON GALLERY: 1030 Columbia Ave., at 11th and Columbia on the Scripps College campus. Wednesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. during exhibitions. Free admission. 607-3397 or www.scripp scollege.edu/williamson-gallery/. —Through October 13: “Chasing Daylight, Philip Latimeer Dike 19271943.” Mr. Dike contributed greatly to the California art scene of the 1930s and 1940s through his work in what would later become known as the “California Style” of watercolor painting. As the 1920s drew to a close and throughout the 1930s, Mr. Dike began to master the art of translating the effects of light and color into watercolor. In those early years, his fascination with this work led the rather shy and private artist on a journey throughout the United States and Europe. With more than 50 paintings, the exhibition tells the story of these years in detail. Visitors will view his impressions of life in New York in the late 1920s and his studies at the Arts Students League; his work in Europe, including his time at the American Academy of Art at Fontainebleau; and his travels afterwards. Paintings created after his return from his travels overseas will also be on display, as he continued his exploration of light and color by recording street scenes, architecture and landscapes in southern California and the Southwest. Opening reception: Saturday, September 14 from 7 to 9 p.m., featuring live music and light refreshments. Closing reception: Sunday, October 13, featuring a watercolor demonstration. SQUARE i GALLERY: 110 Harvard Ave., Claremont. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment. Square i is an annex of the Artist Trait Gallery. Exhibits rotate approximately every 6 weeks. Call 621-9091 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. —Through September 30: Claremont artist Jacqueline Knell presents a series of oil paintings, “Linear Thinking,” depicting people amid graphic lines in public spaces. Ms. Knell’s paintings offer a fresh perspective of modern life. All of the paintings in this series are in a square format, creating a contemporary statement. She is inspired by Eduard Manet’s quote, “One must be of one’s time and paint what one sees.” Ms. Knell has exhibited figurative paintings and portraits in numerous local venues. Opening reception: Friday, September 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.
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Claremont Art Walk takes place the first Friday of each month between 6 and 9 p.m. and exhibits studio and fine art. Use this walking tour map as a guide to this monthʼs participating galleries.
1. Buddhamouse Emporium
6 to 8 p.m. 134 Yale Ave., Claremont “Family Archetypes,” acrylic and mixed-media works by father and daughter Christopher and Sequoia Cousins.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 205 Yale Ave., Claremont Eileen Senner earned her MFA from Claremont Graduate University and has won several awards and several Scripps College Faculty Research Grants. She has exhibited her artwork in galleries and museums throughout the United States.
2. Claremont Community Foundation
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 586 W. First St., Claremont Packing House “Dream Dancer,” art exhibition by Mary Beth Fletcher. The gallery will be open but a reception will be held Saturday, September 7.
3. Claremont Forum/Prison Library Project 4. The Colony at LOFT204
6 to 9 p.m. 532 W. First St., #204, Claremont Packing House Live on Analog Records hosts Folk nʼ Art, featuring local folk musicians. Fikriye Oz is the featured artist with an exhibition of oil paintings. Belly dancer Adina Dane will give a belly dance performance. Light refreshments will be provided.
7 to 10 p.m. 532 W. First St., #211, Claremont Packing House Featured: “Deities” with artwork by Johnnie Dominguez, Laura Ziba Caraway, Brandon Fernandes, Kikii, ARose Little, Lisa Caraway and Selen Snapp.
5. Galeria de Pérolas
6 to 8 p.m. 110 Harvard Ave., Claremont Claremont artist Jacqueline Knell presents a series of oil paintings titled “Liner Thinking.”
6. Square i Gallery
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Budweiser Clydesdales to make appearances at LA County Fair
Anheuser-Busch’s Budweiser Clydesdales make hundreds of appearances each year. The Clydesdales are an enduring symbol of Budweiser’s commitment to quality and one of the world’s most recognized corporate figures. 2013 marks their 80th anniversary with Anheuser-Busch. The hitch team and red wagon will appear at multiple community events, including the LA County Fair, where guests can interact with the hitch team. In addition, the Clydesdales are making a special delivery to one resident’s home, courtesy of Budweiser and the LA County Fair. The special delivery was won through a sweepstakes over the last several weeks offered to adult consumers in the area. The Budweiser Clydesdales will be at the LA County Fair through Sunday, September 29 including parades on weekdays at 5 p.m. and weekends, September 28 and 29 at noon. They will also make an appearance at the grandstand on September 7, 8, 14, 15 and 22. The LA County Fair is located at 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona.
Lounge offers summer yoga activities
Hotel Casa 425 and Claremont Yoga will team up once again to present Vino + Vinyasa, an afternoon of stress relief and relaxation. The event takes place Sunday, September 8 in the hotel’s outdoor courtyard. The complimentary, hour-long yoga session led by Nicole Schwander Riel, co-owner of Claremont Yoga and a lululemon ambassador, will start at 3:30 p.m. Vinyasa, also called flow yoga, is a style that employs synchronized postures and breathing techniques at a faster pace, thus providing aerobic benefits in addition to the increased flexibility, better posture and stress reduction commonly associated with traditional forms of yoga. From 4 to 7 p.m., participants will enjoy “Happy Relaxation Hour” in the Hotel Casa 425 Lounge, with select glasses of wine starting at $5. Participants should bring yoga mats and arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time, as spots are on a firstcome, first-served basis. For more information, visit www.casa425.com. Hotel Casa 425 is located at 425 W. First St., Claremont.
20 years in the box: art studio celebrates anniversary
Art Box Studio hosts a special exhibition of Sylvia Megerdichian’s artwork by appointment only through the end of September. “Mom, it looks like a box” was the comment Ms. Megerdichian’s son made when they both first saw the studio, thus the name Art Box Studio, which opened in September 1993 and remains a space where she works, teaches and hosts art workshops. Ms. Megerdichian enjoys creating paintings that are “not real and yet real,” pulling from a place that is familiar. Ms. Megerdichian invites guests to celebrate 20 years at the studio by sharing with the public her drawings, paintings and collage. The studio will host a reception on Saturday, September 21 from 4 to 9 p.m. Art Box Studio is located at 1302 Monte Vista #9, Upland. For more information, visit www.artboxworkshops.com.
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Crossword by Myles Mellor. Puzzle #227
Across 1. Porcino 4. Criticize 7. African antelope, Chevy car 13. Shoppers' delight 14. Neighbor of Wis. 15. Greek soprano, Maria 16. Animal instinct 17. Andy Warhol painting 18. Remove color from 19. Lady Wolfpack athlete who cleared 7 feet in the pole vault 22. Joanne Woodward Oscar-winning role 23. Scrumptious 24. Kind of trip 28. Summaries 30. Clink 32. Gradient
33. Sticky stuff 34. Settle a debt 35. What Achilles & Paris fought in 40. Golfer's goal 43. ____ beat, in poker 44. Pyramids 48. Sharp 51. Larva creation 52. Hold off 53. Archaic 56. Hawaiian fish 57. Two-faced individual 60. See 44 across 63. Turkish title of rank 64. Not too bright 65. Makes into law 66. Boca Del ___, Fl 67. Backyard storage 68. Prefix with day or year
69. Bubblehead 70. NY time, for short Down 1. 16th century vessel 2. Spanish painter 3. An appeal 4. Aura 5. Security feature 6. Twilight, old-style 7. Part of a nuclear arsenal, for short 8. Port on the Costa de Sol 9. Assembly with all members present 10. Gadsden locale 11. Fond du ___, Wis. 12. Tough wood 13. Reflective thinkers 20. Keyed up 21. 1980's-90's ring champ 25. Rascal 26. Pastoral setting 27. Give it a whirl 29. Fitting 31. Down and dirty 33. Roam (about) 36. Star Wars Jedi, first name 37. He dreamed of a ladder 38. Do penance 39. Mythical bird 40. Protector 41. Perfect tennis serve 42. Whistler, at times 45. Moneys 46. Middle ear bone 47. Was noisy at night 49. Edit 50. Family of poets and novelists 51. Fragrant trees 54. Camel cousin 55. Impressionism founder 58. Cold war initials 59. Cathedral recess 60. Truck starter 61. Storm dir. 62. Kind of station
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CASA DE SALSA: 415 W. Foothill Blvd. This is a restaurant that offers weekly live entertainment. 445-1200. —Thursdays: Michael Ryan and Friends. 6 to 9 p.m. —Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: Romantic guitarist Vicente Victoria. 5 p.m. —Sundays: Mariachi San Pedro. Brunch, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EUREKA CLAREMONT: 580 W. First St., Claremont. Open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday; closes at 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. “Hoppy” Hour daily from 2 to 6 p.m. 445-8875. —Mondays: Local Mondays featuring $3 Dale Bros. Brewery pints. —Tuesdays: 50 percent off all wines by the glass. —Wednesdays: Steal-the-Glass craft beer of the week. Meet the brewer first Wednesday of every month. —Thursday, September 12: All Tito’s Vodka drinks $2 off and Eureka Thursday Night Music featuring Craic Haus (Celtic/rockabilly). THE FOLK MUSIC CENTER: 220 Yale Ave., Claremont Village. —Open mic night, the last Sunday of every month. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m.; performances run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Admission is $1. Info: 624-2928 or www.folkmusiccenter.com. —Sunday, September 8: Beginning ukulele. Bring a ukulele or borrow one at the workshop. 4:30 to 6 p.m. $20. —Saturday, September 14: It’s difficult to imagine Frank Fairfield living in an apartment, let alone using email or a cell phone. It’s much easier to picture him in the back of a boxcar, plucking his battered banjo. Mr. Fairfield may have an old folk sound, but he’s just 27, and he hails from California’s central valley—not Appalachia. He plays fiddle, guitar and banjo while singing and hollering. With his Brylcreemparted hair and high-waisted pants, he brings an old-time aesthetic to his music. 7:30 p.m. $12. FLAPPERS COMEDY: 540 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. 18+. Show times: Friday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. —Friday and Saturday, September 6
COURIER file photo/Jonathan Gibby Wine Walk takes place Saturday, September 14 in the Claremont Village. A small quantity of tickets may still be available at Aromatique.
and 7: Gina Yashere broke onto the American comedy scene with her appearances on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, where she made it to the final 10. She is also known in the United States for her regular appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as Madame Yashere, The Surly Psychic. —Saturday, September 7: Comedy Traffic School. 8:30 p.m. —Sunday, September 8: Two Milk Minimum features a rotation of outlandish and zany comedy magicians, jugglers, musicians, improv artists, puppeteers and novelty acts. $10. 4:30 and 7 p.m. —Sunday, September 8: Al Miller Presents. 7 p.m. — Sunday, September 8: Silly Sundays (open mic/auditions). 9 p.m. —Tuesday, September 10: Joanie Coyote. 7:30 p.m. —Wednesday, September 11: Comedy Traffic School with Jeff Hodge. 8:30 p.m. —Thursday, September 12: Standing Room Only Comedy Night at 8 p.m. and New Faces Comedy Showcase at 10 p.m. —Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14: Scientist turned comedian Tim Lee. FOX THEATER POMONA: 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona. www.fox pomona.com. —Friday, October 25: AFI. —Saturday, October 26: The Naked and Famous.
HIP KITTY JAZZ & FONDUE: 502 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. Tuesday through Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Live jazz every night. Admission: 2-drink minimum. Info: 447-6700 or www.hipkittyjazz.com. —Friday, September 6: Barbara Morrison and Jack Hale’s Six Shooter (jazz/blues). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge. —Saturday, September 7: Griff Hamlin and the Circle City Horns (blues/jazz). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge. —Sunday, September 8: The Overeasy (funk/rock/soul). 7 p.m. —Tuesday, September 10: The Cosmopolites (jazz/funk/rock). 9 p.m. —Wednesday, September 11: Open Jam Night with Geno’s Standard Band (jazz). 8 p.m. —Thursday, September 12: Private Cat Radio (jazz). 7 p.m. —Friday, September 13: Big Joe and the Night Train (blues/rockabilly). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge. —Saturday, September 14: Rumble King (rock n roll). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge. HOTEL CASA 425: 425 W. First St., Claremont. Call 624-2272 or visit www.casa425.com. —Wednesday, September 28: Lorenzo Grassi (trio) performs 7 to 10 p.m. THE PRESS RESTAURANT: 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont Village. Thursday through Saturday until 2 a.m. Live DJ every Thursday at 11 p.m. 21+ after 9 p.m. Standing room only after 9:30 p.m. No cover. 625-4808.
—Friday, September 6: Mr. Squeeze and the Medicine Show (eclectic/ Americana). 10 p.m. —Saturday, September 7: Jetpacks & Laser Guns (rock). 10 p.m. —Sunday, September 8: Sunday dinner piano music from 6 to 8 p.m. —Tuesday, September 9: King Trivia Night. Answer trivia questions for a chance to win beer. 9:30 p.m. —Wednesday, September 10: Half-off Wine Wednesday. 11 a.m. to closing. —Thursday, September 12: The T Special (jazz). 9 p.m. —Friday, September 13: Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray (country/rock). 10 p.m. —Saturday, September 14: Former Friends of Young Americans (alternative). 10 p.m. PIANO PIANO: 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Live dueling piano show times: Wednesday and Thursday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 21+. $5 cover charge on Fridays and Saturdays after 8 p.m. (no cover charge with student ID). 5474266. —Tuesdays: Taco Tuesday with $1 tacos, $2 Coronas and $3 margaritas. Rock the mic or jam with the band. —Wednesdays: “Rockstar Karaoke.” Rock the mic or jam with the band. $2 Bud Lights and $4 Vodka Rockstars. 9 p.m. WALTER’S RESTAURANT: 310 Yale Ave., Claremont. VIP and fire pit lounge open from 7 to 10 p.m. Happy hour specials are only valid in the bar and lounge areas. 767-2255. —Margarita Mondays: $2 house margaritas, $3 house wine, $3 delirium tremens and $3 bolawnies. —Tequila Tuesdays: $2 house tequila, $3 house wine, $3 Corona and $3 nachos. —Whiskey Wednesdays: $2 house scotch or bourbon, $3 house wine, $3 Stella and $3 bruschetta. —Thirsty Thursdays: Half-off all drinks and appetizers all evening. —Finest Fridays: $2 house vodka, $3 Pomona Queen, Green Flash and Hanger 24. Plus $3 house wine, $4 nachos and $6 classic burger and fries all evening. Kimera performs Gypsy Kings-style music. —Saturdays and Sundays: $3 Bloody Marys, mimosas and Afghan fries from opening to closing. Live jazz music is performed on weekends.
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COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff Matthew Keating has been named the new executive director of the Claremont Community School of Music. Mr. Keating, who is a former student of the school, studied cello at Cal State Northridge and in a study abroad program at a German conservatory. Mr. Keating previously lead the Punahou music school in Honolulu, Hawaii.
New musical director sees bright future for school
efore getting down to business, the Claremont Community School of Music will kick off fall classes on Sunday, September 8 with a back to school bash. In addition to celebrating the school year, the local nonprofit music institution will welcome back former student Matthew Keating, who recently returned to his alma mater as the school’s new executive director.
Mr. Keating fills the position previously held on a voluntary basis by the nonprofit’s board member Bill Huff. The former student returns to Claremont with a world of experience, having traveled across seas to study at a conservatory in Germany through a program at the California State University of Northridge, where he received his degree in music. After returning stateside, he worked as a director with youth orchestras on the Hawaiian island of Oahu and as the head of a charter school helping underserved youth in Los Angeles. The music director holds that none of this would have been possible without the opportunities provided to him through the local music school. He was attending elementary school here in the San Gabriel Valley when budget cuts forced local schools to slash arts budgets, and along with it his school’s orchestra programming. His family turned instead to Claremont’s music school as their musical outlet. As art budgets remain sparse in local schools, Mr. Keating makes it his mission to provide music education as a resource for all. “Music has totally changed my life,” Mr. Keating said.
“It has opened so many doors for me that would have not been open otherwise, and I want other kids to have the same opportunities.” Music has always been influential in Mr. Keating’s life, the love of which was passed down from his musical parents. He began with brass following in the footsteps of his father, a trumpeter, but eventually found his way to his soul instrument, the cello. As the story goes, his mother’s violin teacher told the Keatings over dinner that their son Matthew had a “cello personality.” They didn’t question her advice, and were happy enough to find a reason to put their family cello, acquired years earlier from a yard sale, to use. Mr. Keating has hardly parted with the instrument since. The young musician was introduced to the Claremont Community School of Music in the early 1990s by his father, Clifford Keating, one of the school’s first teachers who remains teaching at the institution today. With cellist Annie Maldonado as his primary instructor, Mr. Keating began to develop as a seasoned musician, from tackling basic cello numbers to his first full concert. About to enter his freshman year in high school, he remembers the experience vividly. “I practiced everyday, I’d practice until I hurt,” he recalled. Pain was all a part of the game, and Mr. Keating took it in stride with Ms. Maldonado’s help. Ms. Maldonado, who still teaches at the school, pushed him to expand his practice beyond solo performances, encouraging young Matthew to join several different string quartets during his time at the school of music. She also supported his development as a solo performer. He’ll never forget performing Gabriel Faure’s Elegie to a packed crowd at Little Bridges, an opportunity made possible by the tutelage and encouragement of his teacher.
Mr. Keating was able to continue making musical memories when Cal State Northridge offered him the chance to study music with all expenses paid. “That opportunity probably would not have presented itself if it weren’t for the [Claremont Community School of Music],” he acknowledged. He has spent his time post-school ensuring other youth are able to seize the opportunities that were granted to him. He looks forward to growing the CCSM’s existing membership and building upon the school’s current programming. He hopes that might include bringing back chamber music to the music school and reinstating the school’s youth orchestra. He maintains that group work is just as important to a musician’s studies as private lessons. “You learn so much from your peers being in an ensemble...it complements your private lessons and teaches you about the importance of teamwork,” he said. Mr. Keating is no stranger to the current economic challenges. To combat the cuts to arts programming, he hopes to take a note from the LA Philharmonic’s “Harmony Project” and help give those unable to afford music education the chance to join in the melody. “There is just something about music that really creates community and brings people together,” Mr. Keating noted. “Everyone should have the chance to experience that.” The community is invited to welcome Mr. Keating at a kickoff celebration at the school, located at 951 W. Foothill Blvd., on Sunday, September 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. RSVP at http://anyvite.com/3yqlgpqntb. For information about registration, call the school at 624-3012 or visit their website at www.claremontmusic.org.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013167381 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as INVESTORS MORTGAGE GROUP, 1095 Bonita Avenue, La Verne, CA 91750. Joey Ortega, 1095 Bonita Avenue, La Verne CA 91750. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 08/12/2013. /s/ Joey Ortega This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 08/12/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: August 16, 23, 30 and September 6, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 154005 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CaliVapers, 250 W. 1st St. #116, Claremont, CA 91711. Jan Vincent Halili, 954 La Paz Rd., Placentia, CA 92870. Bryan Keith Gateb, 15743 Poncha Springs Way, Moreno Valley, CA 92555. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Bryan Gateb This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 07/24/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: August 16, 23, 30 and September 6, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013167317 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as INVESTORS TRUST MANAGEMENT, 1095 Bonita Ave., La Verne, CA 91750. INVESTORS TRUST REALTY GROUP, INC., 1095 Bonita Ave., La Verne, CA 91750. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 08/12/2013. /s/ Michael Cirrito Title: President This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 08/12/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. 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NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: August 16, 23, 30 and September 6, 2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 110137055 Doc ID #0006103074722005N Title Order No. 11-0116970 Investor/Insurer No. 3000976384 APN No. 8316-004-022 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/19/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ZSA ZSA M. HILL, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AND MICHELLE GALLARDO, A SINGLE WOMAN, AS TENANTS IN COMMON, EACH AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 50% INTEREST, dated 12/19/2006 and recorded 12/29/2006, as Instrument No. 20062898156, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 09/20/2013 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 463 NOTRE DAME ROAD, CLAREMONT, CA, 91711. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $358,462.39. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 11-0137055. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 02/18/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A-4408937 08/23/2013, 08/30/2013, 09/06/2013 APN: 8704-046-034 TS No: CA09000588-13-1 TO No: 95303245 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED March 20, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On September 18, 2013 at 09:00 AM, Vineyard Ballroom at Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on March 26, 2007 as Instrument No. 20070692476 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by DAESY A HERRERA A SINGLE WOMAN, as Trustor(s), in favor of INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B., A FEDERALLY CHARTERED SAVINGS BANK as Lender and MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as nominee for Lender, its successors and/or assigns, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1140 GOLDEN SPRINGS DR C, DIAMOND BAR, CA 91765 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $320,286.01 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder`s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Auction.com at 800.280.2832 for information regarding the Trustee's Sale or visit the Internet Web site address www.Auction.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA09000588-13-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: August 13, 2013 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA09000588-13-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Lupe Tabita,
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Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.Auction.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AUCTION.COM AT 800.280.2832 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P1055423 8/23, 8/30, 09/06/2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7042.29661 Title Order No. NXCA-0097513 MIN No. 1001337-0001826455-9 APN 8378030-016 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/13/07. 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, 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): BETH A OBERON, A SINGLE WOMAN AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 1/2 INTEREST, AND TIMOTHY M OBERON, A SINGLE MAN AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 1/2 INTEREST Recorded: 04/19/07, as Instrument No. 20070938168, of Official Records of LOS ANGELES County, California. Date of Sale: 09/12/13 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street,, Pomona, CA The purported property address is: 1710 LORDSBURG COURT, LA VERNE, CA 91750 Assessors Parcel No. 8378-030-016 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 $399,515.09. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 877-484-9942 or 800280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site www.USA-Foreclosure.com or www.Auction.com using the file number assigned to this case 7042.29661. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: August 20, 2013 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Victoria Gutierrez, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705 866-387-6987 Sale Info website: www.USA-Foreclosure.com or www.Auction.com Automated Sales Line: 877484-9942 or 800-280-2832 Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: 866-387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FILE # 7042.29661 08/23/13, 08/30/13, 09/06/2013 T.S. No.: 2011-17114 Loan No.: 7090265450 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS
DOCUMENT ATTACHED 注：本文件包含一个信息摘要 참고사항: 본 첨부 문서에 정보 요약서가 있습 니다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀY YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/22/2005. 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 as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: EDGAR P PARUNGAO AND MYLYNN MOLINA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 7/1/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1561644 in book ---, page --- and rerecorded on --- as --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 9/25/2013 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $309,726.29 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 551 WAYLAND CT,, CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA 91711-5001 A.P.N.: 8314-013-011 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale Specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender my hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on this property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (866)960-8299 or visit this Internet Web site http://altisource.com/resware/TrusteeServicesSearch.aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2011-17114. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale Date: 8/14/2013 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee c/o 2002 Summit Blvd., Suite 600 Atlanta, GA 30319 Automated Sale Information Line: (866) 9608299 http://altisource.com/resware/TrusteeSer vicesSearch.aspx For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (866) 240-3530 __________________________________ Laterrika Thompkins , Trustee Sale Assistant Publish: 8/30/13, 9/6/13, 9/13/13
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES If an application for a premises to premises transfer or original license at a premises located in a census tract with undue concentration of licenses, the following notice must be published once a week for three consecutive weeks pursuant to Government Code Section 6063, in a newspaper of general circulation other than a legal or professional trade publication. The publication must be in the city in which such premises are situated, or if such premises are not in a city, then publication shall be made in a newspaper of general circulation other than a legal or professional trade publication nearest the premises. Affidavit of publication shall be filed with the following office: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 222 E. Huntington Dr. Ste 114 Monrovia, CA 91016 (626) 256-3241 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: August 15, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: TWOTWO-ONETWO INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 101 N INDIAN HILL BLVD STE C2-100 CLAREMONT, CA 91711-4667 Type of license(s) applied for: 21 – Off-Sale General, CLAREMONT COURIER, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd, Ste 205B, Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 621-4761. Publish: August 30, September 6 and 13, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 176321 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Irene’s Market, 4157 Las Casas Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. Carla I. Christensen, 4157 Las Casas Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 07/23/13. /s/ Carla I. Christensen This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 08/22/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: September 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 181608 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Burwell Center For Better Sleep, 2050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. Robert M. Burwell DDS, 695 W 10th St., Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above in April, 2012. /s/ Robert M. Burwell This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 08/29/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business
Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: September 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013182758 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as YWCA SAN GABRIEL VALLEY & INLAND COMMUNITIES, YWCA OF THE INLAND COMMUNITIES, 943 North Grand Avenue, Covina, CA 91724. YWCA OF SAN GABRIEL VALLEY, 943 North Grand Avenue, Covina, CA 91724. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Lisa Brabo Title: CEO This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 08/30/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: September 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 177951 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as S & C Elite LLC, 1014 Fuller Dr., Claremont, CA 91711. S & C Elite LLC, 1014 Fuller Dr., Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Christopher Ward JR Title: Owner This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 08/26/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: September 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 138170131 APN: 8713-012-019 TRA: 10069 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx3576 REF: Magdesian, Arthur IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED August 20, 2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On September 26, 2013, at 9:00am, Cal-western Reconveyance Llc, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded August 29, 2003, as Inst. No. 03 2528156 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Arthur Magdesian and Sherri Magdesian, Co-trustees Of The Arthur And Sherri Magdesian Living Trust U/d/t Dated March 9, 1990, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the financial code and authorized to do business in this state: Behind the fountain located in civic center plaza, 400 civic Center Plaza Pomona, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust *series 2003-18 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2707 Wagon Train Lane Diamond Bar CA 91765 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $396,240.52. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website www.dlppllc.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1381701-31. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For sales information:(619)5901221. Cal-Western Reconveyance LLC, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: August 27, 2013. (DLPP432794 09/06/13, 09/13/13, 09/20/13) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 13-519794 INC Title Order No. 1450141 APN 8313-010-027 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06/13/07. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO
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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 09/26/13 at 11:00 am, Aztec Foreclosure Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Robert J Hayward, a Married Man, as Trustor(s), in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., solely as Nominee for American Mortgage Network, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, as Beneficiary, Recorded on 06/19/07 in Instrument No. 20071470915 of official records in the Office of the county recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee of the IndyMac INDA Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-AR8, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-AR8 under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated November 1, 2007, as the current Beneficiary, 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 section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state), By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766, 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 described as: 611 WEST 1ST STREET, CLAREMONT, CA 91711 The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". 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, 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: $506,100.48 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. 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. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". DATE: 8/23/13 Robbie Weaver Assistant Secretary and Assistant Vice President Aztec Foreclosure Corporation 6 Venture, Suite 305 Irvine, CA 92618 Phone: (877) 257-0717 or (602) 638-5700 Fax: (602) 638-5748 www.aztectrustee.com NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either
of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call or visit the Internet Web site, using the file number assigned to this case 13-519794. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Call 714-730-2727 http://www.lpsasap.com Or Aztec Foreclosure Corporation (877) 257-0717 www.aztectrustee.com A-4411699 09/06/2013, 09/13/2013, 09/20/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 170983 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as POMONA VALLEY CHIROPRACTIC CENTRE, 520 E. Foothill Blvd., Ste. A, Pomona, CA 91767. George B. McClellan III, 1387 N. Shirlmar Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773. Renee McClellan, 1387 N. Shirlmar Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 08/12/08. /s/ Renee McClellan This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 08/15/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: September 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013170491 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as DRINKURGREENS, 620 Asbury St., Claremont, CA 91711. Glenn Hirakawa, 620 Asbury St., Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Glenn Hirakawa This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 08/15/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: August 23, 30, September 6 and 13, 2013
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HANDYMAN Service. "Your small job specialist." Steve Aldridge. Day: 909-455-4917. Evening: 909-625-1795. PLASTER, stucco, drywall. Texture. Acoustics. Small job specialist. 909-629-7576. Unlicensed. Local 30 years.
Free estimates. Senior discount! WE HAUL IT ALL CHARLIE! 909-382-1210 sameday-haulaway.com
Quality Fireplace & BBQ Chimney sweeping.
Complete fireplace, woodstove installation, service and repair. Spark arrestor supply and installation. Call 920-6600. 392 N. 2nd Ave., Upland.
THOR McAndrew Construction. Drywall repair and installation. Interior plaster repair. Free estimates. CA Lic.742776. Please call 909-816-8467. ThorDrywall.com.
ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Veteran New, repairs. ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!
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ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Same Day One call does it all! Garage, yard, home, moving!
ASA ELECTRIC Any and all electrical needs Residential and Commercial Low price/Craftsman quality Service panel upgrades, etc. Call for free estimate. Claremont resident. 951-283-9531 Lic.860606 CALL Lou. Flush lights, service changes, repairs, service calls, outdoor lighting and room additions. Lic.258436. Call 909-2417671, 909-949-8230. SPARKS ELECTRIC Local electrician for all your electrician needs! 626-890-8887 or 909-251-2013. Lic.922000
A FICTITIOUS Name Statement (D.B.A.) is required if you’re in business. You are required to file and publish a DBA in the local newspaper. You must renew every five (5) years. You must republish if any changes have been made to your business. If your business is in LA COUNTY, The Courier will provide the legal form, file it with the L.A. County Clerk, publish the Statement and provide you with proof of publication. Only $95.00 to publish plus a $26 county fee. Claremont Courier: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd, Suite 205B Claremont. Call Vickie, 621-4761.
SAME DAY SERVICE Free service call with repair. Only $49.50 diagnostic fee without repair. All repairs—All brands Edison and Gas Company rebates. Great prices. Friendly service. We're local. 909-398-1208 www.novellcustom.com Lic.958830
ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Veteran, Mt. Sac, Cal Poly Stamped, broom, color finishes. Slate, flagstone, planters, walls and walkways.
TOP notch care. Errands, pet and house sitting. Bonded, experienced, reliable. References. Call Colleen 909-489-1862. I’M here to help! Housekeeping, shopping, errands. Pet, plant, house sitting. Jenny Jones, 909-626-0027, anytime! ROSIE'S Spic Span Cleaning Service. Residential, commercial, vacant homes, apartments, offices. Free estimate. Licensed. 909-986-8009. TRUSTWORTHY woman will clean your home. Excellent references. 15 years experience. Eva, 909-753-6517. CAROUSEL Quality Cleaning. Family owned for 20 years. Licensed. Bonded. Senior rates. Trained professional services including: baseboards, ovens, windows. Fire/water damage. Hauling. Move in/out. 10 percent discount to Claremont College staff and faculty. Robyn, 621-3929. 20 YEARS experience. Free estimates. Excellent references. Tailored to your individual needs. Senior care, day or night. Call Lupe, 909-452-1086.
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Claremont area 30 years! Lic.323243 JDC CONCRETE 909-624-9000 Driveways/walkways, block walls, pavers, bricks, stone veneer, concrete staining, drainage. Lic.894245 C8, C29.
STEVE’S HEATING & Air Conditioning
Serving your area for over 25 years. Repairs all makes/models. Free service call with repair. Free estimate on new units. MC/Visa. 100 percent financing. Senior discounts. Lic.744873 909-985-5254
KEN'S Olden Oddities.com. Taking the time to care for Courier readers complete restoration needs since 1965. La Verne. Call 909-593-1846. DOT Will Do It! A full-service errand business. Dorothy "Dot" Sheehy. www.dotwilldoit.com. 909-621-9115 or 909-782-2885.
PPS General Contractor. Kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Flooring, windows, electrical and plumbing. Serving Claremont for 25 years. Lic.846995. 951-237-1547. Custom Construction Kitchen and bathroom remodeling, room additions and more! Lic.630203. 1072 W. Ninth St. Suite C, Upland. 909-996-2981 909-946-2924 WENGER Construction. 25 years experience. Cabinetry, doors, electrical, drywall, crown molding. Lic.707381. Competitive pricing! 951640-6616.
A Bath-Brite authorized dealer. Bathtubs and sinks. Showers, tile, countertops. Refinish - Reglaze - Restore Porcelain, ceramic, fiberglass. Quick and affordable. Please call 945-7775. www.bath-brite.com
MOR ELECTRIC & HANDYMAN SERVICES Free estimates and senior discounts. 909-989-3454 Residential * Industrial * Commercial. We do it all. No job too big or small! 24/7 emergency services. Reasonable and reliable. Lic.400-990 30 years experience.
SMALL repair jobs, fencing, gates, brick block, concrete cutting, breaking and repair. 25 years in Claremont. Paul, 909-753-5360.
INSTALLATIONS EXPERT REPAIRS DRIP SYSTEM SPECIALISTS C.F.PRIVETT, LIC.557151
Serving Claremont Since 1995. Residential, Commercial.
Recessed lighting and design, breaker replacement, service panel upgrades, ceiling fans, troubleshooting, landscape lighting, rewires and LED lighting. Free estimates. 24-hours emergency service. References.
SERVICE * REPAIR * INSTALL Doors, Openers, Gates Same Day 24/7 Emergency Service 909-596-3300 accessdoorsco.com
Claremont Handyman Service
Carpentry, repairs, gates, lighting, small painting projects. Odd jobs welcome! Free consultations. 909-921-6334 A-HANDYMAN New and Repairs Inside, outside, small, large, home, garage, yard, ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! 909-599-9530 Cell: 626-428-1691 Lic.323243 30 years experience! Claremont area.
EXPERIENCE our award winning maintenance! We create a customized maintenance program for your property and lifestyle needs. Sprinkler repairs and low voltage lighting. Call Alan Cantrall, 909-224-3327. Lic.861685 and insured.
909-621-5388 Hayden’s Services Inc.
Since 1978 Bonded * Insured No job too big or small!
SEMI-RETIRED rough to finish remodeler. Kitchens, porches, doors, decks, fences, painting. Lots more! Paul, 909-919-3315.
ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Veteran New and repairs.
Serving Claremont for 30 years! Lic.323243
909-900-8930 909-626-2242 Lic.806149
24-hour emergency service. 909-982-8910
* Senior discount * Lic.359145
ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Veteran, Mt. Sac, Cal Poly New, repairs. Professional. All sprinkler repairs.
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Claremont COURIER Classifieds
Dale's Tree & Landscape Services
Pruning, removal, planting, irrigation and yard cleanup. 909-982-5794 Lic#753381
COLLINS Painting & Construction Company, LLC. Interior, exterior. Residential and commercial. Contractors Lic.384597. 985-8484.
Plastering & Stucco
PLASTERING by Thomas. Stucco and drywall repair specialist. Licensed home improvement. Contractor Lic.614648. 984-6161. www.wall-doctor.com.
DOMINICS Roofing. Residential roofing and repairs. Free estimates. Lic.732789. Call Dominic, 951-212-9384.
Johnny's Tree Service Tree trimming and demolition. Certified arborist. Lic.270275, insured. Please call: 909-946-1123 951-522-0992
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STEVE LOPEZ PAINTING
Extensive preparation. Indoor, outdoor, cabinets. Offering odorless green solution. 33-year master. Lic.542552
STEVE’S PLUMBING 24-hour service* Low cost! Free estimates. All plumbing repairs. Complete drain cleaning, leak detection, water heaters. Your local plumber for over 25 years. Senior discounts. Insured, Lic.744873. * 909-985-5254 *
Sprinklers & Repair
SPRINKLER Experts. Repairs, installation, water saving sprinklers, artificial turf. Call 909-749-2572. State Contractor Lic.B/C27 856372. ADVANCED DON DAVIES Veteran Mt. Sac, Cal Poly
New, repairs. Professional. All sprinkler repairs.
ENJOY your yard after dark! We offer expert design installation and repair of low voltage lighting. Alan Cantrall Landscaping. 909-224-3327. Contractor Lic.861685.
SEMIRETIRED landscaper will work by the hour. Charles Landscape and Sprinkler Service. 909-217-9722. DLS Landscaping and Design. Claremont native specializing in drought tolerant landscaping, drip systems and lighting. Artistic solutions for the future. Over 35 years experience. Call: 909-225-8855, 909-982-5965. Lic.585007.
SUNSET GARDENS LANDSCAPING. C-27 Lic.373833. Drought resistant landscapes. Turf removal. Irrigation specialist. Naturescapes. Desertscapes. Rockscapes. Masonry. Call John Cook, 909-231-8305. Claremont.
Please call 909-989-9786.
BAUER TREE CARE 40 plus years in Claremont. Ornamental pruning available for your perennials. 909-624-8238.
TUTOR available for summer. K-12 only. Literacy, test taking and study skills taught. All subjects. Call Kristen, 909-261-3099.
DANS GARDENING SERVICE
Sprinklers installed, repaired. Clean-up, hauling. Sod, seed, planting, lighting, drainage. Free written estimates. Insured. References. Since 1977. Lic.508671. Please call 909-989-1515.
AFFORDABLE. Traditional or green options. Custom work. No job too big or too small. 20 years of Claremont resident referrals. Free estimates. Lic.721041. 909-922-8042. www.vjpaint.com.
Hayden’s Services Inc.
Since 1978 Bonded * Insured NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL! 24-hour emergency service.
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WASTING WATER? Poor Coverage? Sprinkler repair. Installations and modifications. C.F. Privett 621-5388 Lic.557151 DURUSSEL Sprinklers. Install, repair, automate. Since 1982. Free estimates. Lic.540042. Call 909-982-1604.
Patio & Decks
Patio Repairs, balconies and decks. New construction and remodeling. Serving the Inland Empire since 1988. Free estimates. Isom Construction Jesse Isom. Lic.B531291. 909-234-3261 ADVANCED DON DAVIES
New, refurbish and repair. Concrete, masonry, lighting, planters and retaining walls.
* Senior discount * Lic.359145 RENES Plumbing and AC. All types residential repairs, HVAC, new installation, repairs. Prices to fit the working family’s budget. Lic.454443. Insured professional service. 909-593-1175.
GREEN SIDE UP LANDSCAPING
Landscape design and construction. New, re-landscaping and repairs. Concrete, block walls, masonry, BBQ, patio covers and fountains. Planting, irrigation, drainage, lighting and ponds.
PINK UPHOLSTERY 48 years of experience. Up to 30 percent discount on fabric. Free pickup and delivery. Please call 909-597-6613.
Want to Buy
WANTED: Tax practice/bookkeeping service. West end of San Bernardino County to the East end of LA County. Established buyer EA, 25 years at this location. Full service, yearround, seasoned staff. Branch site or merger ok. Principals only, cash/carry, asking one year guarantee. Call 909-5937431, ask for Bernie.
Call 909-992-9087 Lic.941734 GREENWOOD LANDSCAPING CO.
Landscaping contractor for complete landscaping, irrigation, drainage, designing and gardening. Lic.520496 909-621-7770 ADVANCED DON DAVIES Mt. Sac, Cal Poly New, refurbish or repair. Design, drainage, concrete, slate, flagstone, lighting, irrigation, decomposed granite. 909-599-9530 Cell: 626-428-1691 Claremont area 30 years! Lic.323243 TAUGHT by Sumi Ohtani at the Claremont Forum in the Packing House. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings, for different levels. Tutoring available. Information: 909626-3066.
Family owned and operated. 30 plus years experience. Expert plumbing repairs and drain cleaning. Water heaters, faucets, sinks, toilets, disposals, under slab lead detection, sewer video inspection. Licensed, bonded and insured. Lic.673558. 909-945-1995
909-599-9530 Cell: 626-428-1691
Claremont area 30 years! Lic.323243
Regrout, clean, seal, color grout. 909-880-9719, 1-888764-7688. MASTER tile layer. Quick and clean. Stone and granite work. Residential, commercial. Lic.830249. Ray, 731-3511.
ADVANCED DON DAVIES
ACE SEVIER PAINTING Interior/Exterior BONDED and INSURED Many references. Claremont resident. 35 years experience. Lic.315050 Please call: 624-5080, 596-4095. D&D Custom Painting. Bonded. Lic.423346. Residential, commercial. Interior or exterior. Free estimates. 909-982-8024.
Veteran Weed eating, mowing, tractor fields, manual slopes, hauling.
D&L Services FROM ROOFTOP TO SIDEWALK Hot or cold exterior washing. Owner operated for 25 years. Free estimates. 909-262-5790
Dale's Tree Service
Certified arborist. Pruning and removals. Landscaping, corrective and restoration trimming and yard clean up. 909-982-5794 Lic#753381 MGT Professional Tree Care. Providing prompt, dependable service for all your tree care needs. Certified arborist. Matt Gray-Trask. Call 946-7444. TOM Day Tree Service. Fine pruning of all trees since 1974. Free estimate. 909629-6960.
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JOHNNY'S Tree Service. Weed abatement/land clearing. Disking and mowing. Please call 909-946-1123, 951-522-0992. Lic.270275. TIRED of dealing with weed problems on your lot or field? Help control the problem in an environmentally safe manner. To receive loads of quality wood chips. Please call 909-2146773. Tom Day Tree Service.
Eco-friendly landscaping. We will get you a $3000 grant to remove your lawn! Why mow when you can grow? From the creators of The Pomona College Organic Farm. Specializing in native and edible landscapes. 909-398-1235 www.naturalearthla.com Lic.919825 *$1.50 sq. ft. rebate*
OFFERING free one month minimum sabbatical coverage to Claremont residents. Experienced, responsible pet sitters. firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVELYN Hubacker. Piano teacher accepting new students. 909-626-2931. 909868-8284. www.evelyn hubacker.com.
GORDON Perry Roofing. Reroofing, repairs of all types. Free estimates. Quality work. Lic.C39588976. 909-944-3884.
NACHOS Window Cleaning. For window washing, call Nacho, 909-816-2435. Free estimates, satisfaction guaranteed. Resident of Claremont.
RESIDENTIAL/Commercial. Quality work at reasonable prices. Free estimates. Lic.541469. 909-622-7994.
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2576 SAN ANDRES WAY, CLAREMONT Outstanding Claraboya pool home. This single story, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is perfect for entertaining. It features a large sunken living room and family room next to the kitchen with a breakfast nook. The spacious back yard is a private oasis with a pool, spa, patio, fountains, planters and views of the valley and city lights. Over-sized, detached, 2-car garage with storage. $799,900. (S2576)
5776 PARKCREST ST., LA VERNE HEIGHTS Luxury 2-story Mediterranean home in prestigious gated community. Soaring 18 ft. ceilings in the living and formal dining rooms. Curved grand staircase. The kitchen has a granite island and sunny breakfast area. The backyard features a custom patio cover, built-in BBQ with sink and a waterfall. Community tennis and basketball courts, playground and a park. $975,000. (P5776)
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602 MIRAMAR AVE., CLAREMONT Two story, 5 bedroom home north of Baseline. Spacious step-down living room with fireplace and sliding doors to covered patio. Hardwood floors and carpeting. Upgraded kitchen and bathrooms. Spacious 15,000 sq. ft. lot. Fantastic north Claremont location near wilderness park. (M602)
446 STANFORD AVE., CLAREMONT
Single story home near the Village. Two bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms plus a den/guest room with built-in cabinets that could easily be converted into a third bedroom. Large eat-in kitchen with classic tile counters. Refinished hardwood floors. New carpet in the large master bedroom, which features many built-ins and a walk-in closet. Private back yard with covered patio area and rose garden. Newer concrete driveway and HVAC. $499,900. (S446)
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JOLI GORDIEN & AILEEN GORDIEN
SITUATED ON A CUL-DE-SAC in a great location in Claremont.
This lovely home is light, sunny and thoroughly charming with a sparkling pool. Home features 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Master bedroom has a beautiful new bath and a quiet retreat to a Zen Garden. Hardwood floors, new double-paned windows, fireplace in the living room and a spacious family kitchen. The back yard has an abundance of fruit trees (Lemon, Loquat, Kumquat, Naval Dwarf Orange, Plum, Fig and an Avocado). Please call to preview this special home. Offered for sale: $579,000.
Sales Associates: John Baldwin, Craig Beauvais, Maureen Mills, Nancy & Bob Schreiber, Patricia Simmons, Corinna Soiles, Carol Wiese
Carol Curtis, Broker
Continuing the family tradition in the Claremont Village since 1947
(909) 626-1261 www.curtisrealestate.com
107 N. Harvard, Claremont CA 91711
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GEOFF T. HAMILL
BROKER ASSOCIATE, ABR, CRS, E-PRO, GRI, SRES
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ALEGRIA MAJESTIC LA VERNE OAKS 2-ACRE GATED HILLSIDE ESTATE - $3,350,000 Six bedroom, 7 bathroom home on 2-acres of beautiful landscape. Includes a wine cellar, cigar bar, fireplace, elevated ceilings with skylights, crown molding, wrought iron doors, custom lighting, French doors, plantation shutters plus slate and carpeted floors. Master suite is on ground floor with full bathroom, formal dining and living rooms, spacious gourmet kitchen, music room with access to the lanai, media room, guest wing with 2 suites and chauffeur quarters. Two suites on second floor with 3 walk-in closets, family room and studio with full-ceiling skylight. Wrap around driveway, 4-car garage and 3-car porte-cochère. Pool has 3 waterfalls and a Jacuzzi. (B25553) CONTEMPORARY CRAFTSMAN ESTATE IN THE FOOTHILLS - $1,250,000 Panoramic views on over an acre in Live Oak Canyon, designed by Pasadena architect, Ivo Clarich. Original owner/builder. A high quality one story rambling residence with large bonus room upstairs. Recently renovated by Hartman Baldwin Design/Build. Open design with light wood and vaulted ceilings, magnificent great room setting with handsome stone fireplace. One-of-a-kind architectural details throughout. Long gated driveway leads to motor court, 3-car garage plus carport. Private well, comes with stock in Webb Oak Mutual Water Company. Zoned for horses plus additional agriculture if desired. Standard sale. (L4825) NORTHEAST CLAREMONT - $825,000 Nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac on a coveted street in northeast Claremont. You will find this exceptional residence perfectly situated on a 2/3 acre lot among tall mature trees and picturesque landscapes. Original owner/builder. Designed by Richard Deweese. Great open floor plan with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Approximately 1000 sq. ft. bonus room perfect for entertaining and family fun. Spacious laundry/hobby room. Direct access to 3-car garage plus carport and plenty of room for RV parking potential! Beautiful gardens also include a large swimming pool, covered patio area, sports court and panoramic mountain views! Coveted Chaparral School locale. (M1047)
• One Story Mid-Century Claremont Village - $600,000 • Claremont Club Chic Condo - $395,000 • Stylish Griswolds Townhome - $475,000 • Claremont Village Spanish Moorish Style - $750,000
• Luxury One Story, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Claremont Schools - $1,500 Monthly
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• One story Griswold’s - $2,100 Monthly
FOR THE CONNOISSEUR OF LIFE - $1,250,000 One story estate on a half acre of lush grounds. The club room is the perfect place to view the big game or enjoy a round of cards with friends. Walnut flooring and custom designed fireplaces. Kitchen features cherry wood cabinetry, Viking and Sub Zero appliances, 2 islands and a walkin pantry. All of this opens to the family room and overlooks the lanai that includes its own full Viking outdoor kitchen, huge infinity edge stone pool/spa, private putting green, pizza oven and fireplace. Full alarm, intercom and audio/video systems. Master bedroom includes spa-style bathroom. (E2117) PADUA HILLS PANORAMIC VIEWS CUSTOM SPANISH CONTEMPORARY - $798,000 Spectacular unobstructed western views of mountains, hills, canyons and valley. Recently redesigned and renovated by architects Wheeler & Wheeler. Gated entry leads to front entrance accented with mosaic tiled waterfall, fountain and pond. Enjoy sunsets every day in this open and airy one level floor plan with soaring ceilings, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Master suite features walk-in closets plus a lavish spa bath. Remodeled gourmet chef's kitchen. Attached garage with direct access. Balcony with expansive view featuring a bubbling spa is shaded by oak tree canopies. Listen to the birds and the trickling creek below in a tranquil setting. Convenient to Padua Hills Theatre, Claremont Hills Wilderness Park and trails nearby. (V4257)
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M ALKA RINDE REAL ESTATE
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 www.malkarinde.com
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NT O EM R A CL
NT O EM R A CL
A rare opportunity to acquire this stunning hillside estate, with a large level and open backyard, in the exclusive community of Claraboya is now available. Classically elegant home offers a sanctuary for anyone with a truly sophisticated and elite sense of artistic style. Impeccably renovated kitchen offers newer stainless steel appliances and granite counters for the gourmet. The breakfast bar and nook open to the generously sized family room. Serve your guests in the fabulous dining room that shares a dual-sided fireplace with the spacious living room. This home is an entertainerʼs delight with the expansive yard where you will be mesmerized by the breathtaking city light and valley views. This spectacular backdrop is the perfect place for intimate gatherings or hosting parties on a grand scale with 100 plus guests. The 3-car garage and long list of enhancements and improvements are a bonus. Call for your private tour, 909-398-1810. $1,195,000. (S2703)
NOT JUST ANOTHER HOME
This amazing property is a dream come true! Enter to find high ceilings and numerous windows that bring in streams of natural light. The home is beautifully appointed with flooring and architectural detailing that will surprise and delight. Entertain guests in the interior courtyard and the formal living spaces. For informal gatherings there is a generously sized great room and family room with cozy fireplace. The most selective chef will appreciate the open kitchen featuring granite counters, stainless steel appliances, center island and breakfast bar. Sparkling pool and spa set the stage for outdoor entertaining on a grand level. Imagine enjoying parties with family and friends in this easy to care for backyard. This is truly a unique opportunity to own a newer property on a quiet cul-de-sac in Claremont. 909-398-1810. $945,000. (C799)
NT O EM R A CL
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Immerse yourself in the Manior Residence, perfectly situated in northeast Claremont on over one acre of land. Reminiscent of a classic, Brittany Styled French Chateau with architectural and upscale details that surprise and delight. Embrace wood and travertine flooring, an elevator, game room, teen loft and more! Be the ultimate chef in the kitchen that Julia Child would have adored. Hand laid stone façade is the first blush of the exotic grounds which include a pool pavilion and a guest casita. Other exceptional features include a 5-star energy rating. This is an exceptionally appealing residence with distinctive character that enjoys the proximity of downtown Claremont. Please call today for your appointment, 909-398-1810. $2,995,000. (S1015)
Extraordinary single story custom home in northeast Claremont is available for the first time. Designed for the discerning owner, with architectural detailing rarely found in new construction. Step into another world as you breathe in the elegant living room with custom designed fireplace and coffered ceilings, the spacious family room with wet bar, the billiard room and so much more! Show stopper kitchen boasts oversized center island, professional grade Thermador appliances, exceptional custom cabinetry, granite counters and butler's pantry with beautiful built-ins that leads to the formal dining room. Sumptuous master suite has a cozy private courtyard with a fireplace for romantic interludes. Artfully manicured grounds are complete with pool, spa, patios and an orchard. Call to schedule your appointment, 909-398-1810. $2,498,000. (B659)
UPLAND HILLS COUNTRY CLUB
Stunning Upland Hills condominium is designed for quiet family moments and relaxing outdoor living. Private patio is situated on the sixteenth tee with lovely views of the links and not normally subject to errant golf balls disturbing the evening repast of wine and cheese. Immaculate and inviting with a 3-car garage, everything has been recently remodeled and upgraded to provide a perfect place for any golf aficionado. 909-398-1810. $465,000. (A1366)
Be prepared to have your breath taken away when you step into this stunning residence with modernistic grace and simplicity. Designed for entertaining as well as private family moments from the memorable indoors to the completely private and lushly landscaped backyard with sparkling pool and spa. 909-398-1810. $465,000. (P1122)
Step through the beautiful leaded beveled glass door into this spacious home to be impressed with the open and bright floor plan. Numerous windows let in an abundance of light. Generously sized living and family rooms boast gleaming hardwood floors, crown moldings and plantation shutters. Large culde-sac lot is the perfect venue for summer BBQs with friends and family. A must see! 909-398-1810. $399,000. (L7359)
Clean lines and bright open spaces connect the outdoors to the indoors in this home behind private gates of the Griswoldʼs community. Solid wood floors and plantation shutters accent the vaulted ceilings, cheery kitchen and master suite. Private yard offers relaxation in a tranquil environment. 909-398-1810. $425,000. (V406)
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CLAREMONT Beautiful custom built 3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bathroom home. 1915 sq. ft. per title, built circa 1960. Living room features cathedral ceiling and a gas/wood burning brick fireplace. Formal dining room with vaulted ceiling and sliding door that opens to serene patio. Family room/den with tile flooring and view to lovely back patio. Charming kitchen with tile counters and floors, 5-burner gas stove, pantry, vegetable sink, eat-at-bar area and garden window views. Large master bedroom suite with mirrored closets, built-in-desk and cabinets, spacious sitting area with ceiling fan and beautiful natural lighting. Adjoining master bathroom with double-sinks, tiled counter, flooring and shower. The home features 2 additional bedrooms, both with ceiling fans. Cedar-lined hall closet, additional pantry and large linen storage area. Home upgraded with bamboo flooring, copper plumbing, dual-pane windows and doors, newer FAH/CAC and newer garage door. Roof was replaced in 2006. Large park-like 17,762 sq. ft. lot includes black bottom pool with solar heating. Gorgeous mature trees and natural landscaping make this setting one of a kind! $649,900. (CL3018 Roc)
WALNUT Turnkey, single level, 3 bedroom home with a very practical floor plan. Features a cozy brick fireplace in the living room,French doors in the dining room, ceiling fans, mirror wardrobe doors and wood-toned tile flooring. Recent upgrades include central air conditioning, forced air furnace, dual-pane windows, 3 year old roof, dishwasher and a roll-up garage door. The laundry room is conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen. Fully landscaped lot with timed irrigation system compliments the brick patio in the rear yard. Located near the end of the cul-de-sac yet conveniently close to schools, colleges, shopping and restaurants. $499,500. (Wal20934Moon)
SAN BERNADINO Lovely and cozy home in excellent condition. This home features 2 nice sized bedrooms, one full bathroom and an ample bonus room with a newer sliding glass door that leads to the backyard where there are a number of mature fruit trees. Kitchen offers granite counter tops and lots of cabinet storage. Front yard is beautifully landscaped and gated for privacy! $110,000. (SanB162Tipp)
tion. Double door entry with wood laminate flooring. Spacious living room with new neutral carpet and stone fireplace with mantle. Formal dining area off the kitchen makes for easy entertaining. Kitchen with tile flooring, tiled counters and sunny breakfast room. Appliances include gas stove top, dishwasher, oven, microwave and refrigerator. Family room boasts vaulted ceiling, new carpet and a built-in entertainment center. Master suite has vaulted ceilings and a walk-in closet. Master bathroom features double tiled sinks, tiled shower and flooring. The home also feature 3 nicely sized additional bedrooms. The hall bathroom has tiled flooring and tiled tub/shower. Indoor laundry room has plenty of cabinets and direct access to 3-car garage. Central cooling and heating are additional features. Backyard has block and wood fencing with a covered patio. RV parking with side yard access. Fruit trees and a private yard are a bonus. Close proximity to the Colonies! This beautiful home has it all! $499,000. (Upl1704Fern)
UPLAND North Upland beauty in prime loca-
POMONA Two story home in north Pomona. This home
features 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Tile in kitchen and bathrooms, granite counter tops and island in kitchen. Dual sinks in both full bathrooms. Vaulted ceiling in living rooms. Spacious master bedroom boasts walk-in closet. Backyard is landscaped with stamped concrete. Interior access to 2-car garage. Central AC and heating. Gated community is very well lit. Close to 10, 57 and 210 freeways. Close to shopping, schools, and Pomona historical district. $287,000. (Pom1337Est)
CLAREMONT Mid-Century Village home. Entry leads to large living room with wood laminate flooring and built-in bookcases. Cozy kitchen with eating area has tiled counters and floor. Gas stove, oven and refrigerator. Laundry room is in kitchen. Washer and dryer are included. Plenty of cabinet space. Hallway bathroom has tile counters and shower/tub. Three large sized bedrooms with neutral carpet and fresh paint. Jack-and-Jill style for 2 bedrooms with a bathroom in-between. The beautiful back and front yard have been landscaped with drought tolerant plants and a sprinkler system. The detached garage has one over-sized space and a very long driveway that allows for plenty of parking. $560,000. (Clar779W.7th)
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