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COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff Best friends Dayton Graue and Austin Fredrick share a laugh while waiting for their food on Friday at AbilityFirst during the annual Formal Feast. AbilityFirst, which provides social enrichment and adapative activities to children and young adults with developmental disabilities, hosted the Thanksgiving luncheon to help their students prepare for the challenges sometimes faced during changes to routine during the holidays. Mr. Graue, who competes in running events, noted that he is looking forward to serving as the presenter at AbilityFirstʼs 5K Stroll and Roll this spring.

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Dear Editor: We moved to the City of Trees and PHDs three years ago, after having lived in three other cities that had water delivered to residents via public municipal water agencies. I see our Claremont water situation as a huge problem with a simple solution. Oust Golden State as the water provider. We may have less money to water our trees but, as the November 19 town hall meeting proved, Claremont is not short on educated residents. The GSW presentation and their poor answers to residents’ questions were simply an insult to our intelligence. Golden State is pompous and arrogant, and the COURIER captured that in the photo of Denise Kruger. Her body language said it all!
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Dear Editor: After reading Peter Weinberger’s observations on the closing of the Claremont Golf Course [My Side of the Line, November 22], I have to admit that my sentiments parallel those of Mr. Weinberger to a remarkable degree. It does seem odd that a college consortium, which appears routinely to find millions of dollars for one sort of project or another, cannot find any funds to assist in maintaining a resource which benefits the local community as a whole. In that regard, the thought that keeps coming back to me is, where is their community spirit? To cite another example, a few years ago access to the Honnold Library was closed to all non-Colleges’ people who hadn’t paid an annual fee. Happily, that policy was reversed. We can enter the library now, but we can’t check out books unless a fee is paid. Now, the Consortium has decided to close down what could be a (mostly, at least) self-supporting enterprise—the golf course. So I return to my initial thought. Where’s their community spirit? Where’s their sense for just being a good neighbor?
Douglas Lyon Claremont

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Plans move forward for Shelton Park performance stage

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he Claremont Village Marketing Group’s recent fundraising campaign to construct a $100,000 performance stage at Shelton Park is proof the Claremont community knows how to rally behind a cause. The concept is quickly becoming reality as locals contribute their time and money to build the stage at the northeast corner of the Village park. In October, the Claremont City Council approved the park tune-up with a $100 donation from Mayor Opanyi Nasiali. A month later, more than $80,000 has been collected as a handful of community donors like the Claremont Community Foundation and The Claremont Colleges follow suit. “Everyone has been so supportive and enthusiastic,” said Diana Miller, leader of the marketing group’s fundraising efforts. “It’s more than we could have ever expected and we can’t wait to keep it going.” Marketing group members have had their sights set on building a stage at Shelton since the city’s Zip Code Day celebration, held on September 17, 2011. A temporary stage built at the corner park for the day’s activities proved so successful that they decided it should be a permanent feature. Booming business and increasingly popular city events, like the yearly fall wine walk and Friday Nights Live musical performances, have helped enliven the city’s Village area, casting away previous notions of Claremont rolling up its sidewalks at 6 o’clock. VMG members hope the new stage will add further vibrance to the city’s already bustling downtown area. “We could have a sort of triangle of events from the Depot to the performance area over by the Laemmle Theater and something else on the other side of the Village...so that people can become familiar with all parts of the Village,” local realtor and VMG member Catherine Curtis said at the October city council meeting. The project has turned into a community affair through and through, with local architect Paul Wheeler joining the

Rendering courtesy of Paul Wheeler The Claremont Village Marketing Group is currently working to secure funds for a performance stage, designed by architect Paul Wheeler, to be located at Shelton Park in the Village.

efforts to create the 210-square-foot platform. Mr. Wheeler, who also helped design the Memorial Park bandshell, will incorporate similar elements into the smaller Shelton Park fixture, using durable materials such as such as cement, stone, Douglas Fir crossbeams and red brick to withstand the weather. The Craftsman-style architecture of the stage will help the new park structure blend with existing buildings nearby, like the Rio De Ojas and Colors 91711 building. But while the Memorial Stage has been used for large citywide events such as the Kiwanis Summer Concert Series, Mr. Wheeler designed the Shelton Stage with the hopes of creating a more personal, intimate venue.   “We need a space where the kids can beat the bongos and play the guitar or perform a one-act play with their friends,” Mr. Wheeler said. “Not all kids should be studying math and engineering all the time. Claremont is coming back as this really great arts community.”

Ms. Miller plans to make the pocket park a place where children can come both to play and invest themselves in the arts. As children gathered in Shelton Park more than a decade ago to watch John Fischer sculpt the park’s other “bookend,” she hopes the building of the band stage will serve as a platform for lessons on architecture and the building process. The children aren’t the only ones VMG members hope to engage. Mr. Wheeler and architects are working to incorporate a public art piece as a sort of frame for the stage. The marketing group is hatching further fundraising plans, potentially including an opportunity for community members to engrave their names into bricks used to build up the platform, not unlike the handprints decorating Mr. Fischer’s artpiece. Efforts will continue into the New Year with a gala set to take place at Walter’s in April. Ms. Miller with the goal of having the stage complete by fall 2014. With the way the fundraising is going, it’s always possible the goal will be reached ahead of the spring gala, but marketing group members have no plan to stop their campaigning short. Any extra money would ideally be used for an endowment fund to provide grants to organizations in need that may not otherwise be able to fund their use of the stage, says Ms. Miller. “Claremont gives all of us so much and this is a way we can give something back to Claremont,” Ms. Miller shared. She looks forward to playing her part in providing something for future generations to enjoy for years to come. “It’s a wonderful thing to give to the community, so that children will have a space for creativity and a place where they will be comfortable and welcome,” she said.   For more information on the Shelton Stage fundraiser or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.shelton parkstage.com. —Beth Hartnett
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Caenepeel, Stark garner thanks, say goodbye

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he Thursday, November 21 school board meeting represented the last time board president Mary Caenepeel and board member Jeff Stark would take to the dais to deliberate the future of Claremont schools.

Ms. Caenepeel’s current term expires this December after eight years of service. Mr. Stark has been SCHOOL on the board for four BOARD years. Neither of them opted to run for a seat on the board in the local and municipal election held earlier this month. Their departures did not go unnoticed as an array of local luminaries, district stakeholders and well-wishers took to the podium to say goodbye. Claremont Mayor Opanyi Nasiali presented a certificate of appreciation from the city to “two great leaders,” assuring Ms. Caenepeel and Mr. Stark that they can move on to their next endeavors knowing they have left the Claremont Unified School District in good order. Politicians beyond the reaches of Claremont also made their presence felt. Michael Lyons, representative for
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COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff Claremont Unified School District Board of Education President Mary Caenepeel becomes emotional as she reads a statement during a ceremony recognizing her service and that of fellow board member Jeff Stark last Thursday in Claremont. Ms. Caenepeel and Mr. Stark are retiring from the board and were lauded by colleagues and the public during the ceremony.

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Judy Wright to be honored with memorial plaque at Depot

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early a year after the death of former Mayor Judy Wright, a tireless civic leader, the city of Claremont is ensuringt her legacy is not soon forgotten.

The Claremont City Council approved on Tuesday a $3,800 bronze plaque in honor of Ms. Wright, to be placed at the historic CITY train station at 200 W. COUNCIL First St. The memorial will be funded through the Community and Human Services operating budget. Among her many significant roles in the city, Ms. Wright is remembered for the instrumental part she played in the preservation of the Claremont Depot and the establishment of Claremont as a stop on the Metrolink train system. “You travel to any of the Foothill cities that has a depot and most of them are not even close to the condition that ours is in, and that is because of Judy,” said Councilmember Sam Pedroza. “We truly have a legacy as council members here and as residents. Hope-

COURIER archive photo The lasting contributions of former mayor and city council member Judy Wright will be memorialized with a bronze plaque to be placed at the Claremont Depot. Ms. Wright led the effort to preserve the historic train depot..

fully we are doing our part to continue that.” Local historian Ginger Elliott, who submitted the request for a memorial, remembered her friend as “an amazing woman” who had such a long-term vision for the way that cities should be and the way citizens should respond in a community, too.” “Most of the time, I couldn’t see the connections that she was bringing up but every time...she proved to be absolutely right on target,” Ms. Elliott said. “[Claremont] was a very important part of her life and I think this is a wonderful tribute to her, particularly because it brings together her work in historic preservation and in transportation.” While honoring Ms. Wright and Claremont’s past, council members looked toward the future with the approval of a $36,165 website redesign. City officials hope the restructure will help save the city money as well as enhance the user experience. “Since I am pretty much computer illiterate, anything that makes it easier for me to understand I appreciate very much,” Mayor Opanyi Nasiali said.

The council identified the need for a redesign at its annual priorities workshop in 2012. The cost was then incorporated into the 2012-2014 budget, according to Bevin Handel, the city’s public information officer. After extensive research, Vision Internet, a Santa Monica-based company that has facilitated website services for more than 500 municipal agencies, was identified as the best fit for the city of Claremont based on its expertise and competitive pricing, Ms. Handel noted. Vision Internet’s website design will include current fixtures like a calendar, news postings and e-Notification capabilities, but will expand to include social media, online polls and a photo gallery and optimize use for smartphones and tablet devices. With its new contract with Vision Internet, Ms. Handel expects the city to save approximately $14,835 from the budgeted amount of $50,000 for 20132014 and $14,200 annually from the city’s current web contract.
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com

POLICE BLOTTER
Friday, November 22 A man’s Friday morning run grabbed the attention of local police. Around 10 a.m., Ramon Molina, a 29-year-old La Mirada resident, was seen running up and down the parking lot and warehouses of the business park in the 200 block of York Place. When police attempted to stop him, it only quickened his step. The pursuit came to a stop near Mountain Avenue and Arrow Highway, where the man jumped out from behind a bush and pretended to be jogging, as if nothing had happened, according to Detective Isaac Reyes. It was determined the man was spurred into flight thanks to some methamphetamine. He also admitted to throwing a bag containing 16 grams of meth into a backyard off Arrow Highway. The bag was retrieved without incident. Mr. Molina was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance, as well as for drug possession with the intent to sell. **** A picture-perfect wedding celebration at the Padua Hills Theatre quickly went south after one member of the wedding party indulged in a bit too much of the celebrating, as detailed by police. According to the report, a debacle between the best man and a couple of the party guests ended with the groom’s right-hand man breaking a car window. Though prosecution was not desired, the 26-year-old Alta Loma resident was arrested for being drunk in public. Saturday, November 23 Jose Luis’Bernardino—a 29-year-old Pomona resident and construction employee working on a Claremont Colleges construction project—stayed behind to do some cleanup on Saturday, much to the chagrin of his employer. Mr. Luis’ Bernardino, spotted rolling away a wheelbarrow of copper piping and electrical wiring from the College Avenue construction site, claimed his boss had given him permission to take the metal, according to Det. Reyes. A phone call to his employer revealed otherwise. Mr. Luis’Bernardino was arrested for theft. **** Two men tried to run but couldn’t hide from police on Saturday afternoon. The pair were seen driving a stolen car near Base Line Road and Monte Vista, but were able to successfully maneuver away from police, for a while at least. A short while after losing sight of the stolen green Dodge pickup, police received help from residents of the 2100 block of La Sierra Way. The men in question had deposited the truck on the north Claremont outlet and proceeded to jump through backyards in their hurry to get away, according to Det. Reyes. Their attempt to esacape only made them easier to find. After setting up a perimeter, police were able to apprehend the men in the 900 block of Base Line Road, putting them behind bars for possession of a stolen vehicle, burglary tools and drug paraphernalia. Sunday, November 24 Police are searching for a hooded bandit who attacked a man leaving Mongolian BBQ, located at 970 W. Foothill Blvd., on Sunday night. The victim was walking back to his car, parked to the rear of the restaurant, when a man dressed in a hooded sweatshirt

Claremont police assist despondent man on bank rooftop
A 47-year-old Claremont man was taken into custody on Sunday, November 24 after a several-hour standoff atop California Bank and Trust in the Claremont Village. He took to the rooftop of 102 Yale Avenue around 7 a.m. According to police, he appeared agitated and stated that he wanted to kill himself by jumping off of the bank building, approximately 25 feet above the ground. Multiple agencies arrived to assist the Claremont police force, including crisis negotiators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, who spent several hours trying to coax the man off the roof, and the Los Angeles County Fire Department, who assisted officers by deploying multiple ladders to access the roofs. During the standoff, police had closed the westbound lane of First Street between Yale and Harvard Avenues, as well as the public parking area directly behind the bank. A small crowd of curious onlookers, many of whom carried groceries from the weekly Claremont Farmers’ Market, stopped to watch. Nearly four hours of conflict ended without incident, when the man jumped down from the roof where police were able to take him into custody. Neither the subject nor any officers were injured. He was transported to a local hospital for a mental evaluation.

A Claremont police officer and an unidentified crisis negotiator talk to a man who barricaded himself on the top of the California Bank and Trust building on Sunday in Claremont.

struck him from behind with a metal crow bar, causing the victim to drop his briefcase, according to police. The robber fled with the briefcase, and was last seen heading west on Foothill Boulevard. After an extensive search, police were unable to locate the aggressor. The assailant is described as standing about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. Any information on this crime should be reported to the Claremont police at 399-5411. Monday, November 25 A suspicious man was spotted using a flashlight to look through vehicles in the 1200 block of Briarcroft Road on Monday night. Police were not able to locate the subject, nor were any vehicle burglaries identified. Residents are reminded to keep their vehicles locked and keep valuables out of sight. —Beth Hartnett
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EDUCATION

Claremont COURIER/Friday, November 29, 2013

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San Antonio’s Thanksgiving Feast offers nourishment, respite

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t was thanks and more thanks last Friday when the San Antonio High School community celebrated their annual Thanksgiving Feast.
Students and employees queued up for a meal of turkey with all the trimmings, served by teachers and staff. Some special guests also showed up for the holiday repast, including Claremont Unified School District Superintendent Jim Elsasser and other district personnel and administrators, various school board members, San Antonio High School alumni and a few parents. There is considerable cause for celebration at the local continuation high school, beginning with a new focus on extra-curricular enrichment. Principal Sean Delgado, currently in his first year at the helm of San Antonio High School (SAH), has instituted the school’s first ASB class in years. The student government course boasts about 25 students and has spurred a boom in new student-led organizations, including a fashion club, a fitness club and a Minecraft club. “Apparently, the kids were starved to exhibit leadership opportunities,” Mr. Delgado said. Mr. Delgado has also spearheaded the
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COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff San Antonio High School Principal Sean Delgado chats with his wife Sarah and their children Solomon, 4, and Evangeline, 2, last Friday at the school. Mr Delgado has been making several changes at the school but has been told, in good humor, that the Thanksgiving meal must continue.

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Assemblyman Chris Holden, expressed Mr. Holden’s “deep regard for people who serve in local government.” While Senator Carol Liu did not attend the meeting, she sent on certificates acknowledging the outgoing board members. While such regional acknowledgement represented a coup for Ms. Caenepeel and Mr. Stark, they likely found praise from those directly affected by their decisions to be more edifying. These included local teachers and staff, represented by Claremont High School debate coach and Claremont Faculty Union president Dave Chamberlain and Oakmont School office manager and local California School Employees president Rosie Bister. Ms. Bister noted that the board members served during some of the most challenging financial times in district history and still managed to make decisions that reflected the needs of the community, CUSD staffers and their families and the children of Claremont schools. She presented Ms. Caenepeel and Mr. Stark with cards featuring kids’ handprints and the motto “Your handprint has left an impression on our hearts.” Mr. Chamberlain noted Ms. Caenapeel, a longtime Baldy View ROP Commissioner, for her unwavering concern for CUSD students and her dedication to career technical education. He noted Mr. Stark for his measured financial stewardship, citing the outgoing

The Claremont High School Chamber Singers entertain the crowd gathered for the retirement of board member Jeff Stark and President Mary Caenepeel last Thursday.

board member as the “acknowledged watchdog of the district’s purse strings.” Mr. Chamberlain drew some wry laughter from the crowd by pointing out that the evening’s honorees served “during what seemed like the revolving door of superintendents.” CUSD experienced significant turnover before current Superintendent Jim Elsasser took the reins of the district in July of 2012, going through three district heads and an interim superintendent since 2006. Terry Nichols notably resigned in 2010 after less than two years in office. Mr. Chamberlain emphasized that one of the legacies of Ms. Caenepeel and Mr. Stark was helping to place the district in the hands of Mr. Elsasser, whose leadership has been widely ap-

plauded as bringing thoughtfulness and stability to the district. “Apparently you have to kiss a lot of frogs,” he quipped. Remaining board members Steven Llanusa, Hilary LaConte and Sam Mowbray also had good things to say about their colleagues, from professional accomplishments to personal attributes; Mr. Llanusa, for instance, told Ms. Caenapeel he would miss her smile. Ms. LaConte was unable to hold back her tears as she bid adieu to Ms. Caenepeel, whom she characterized as “humble, patient, kind and determined,” and Mr. Stark, “my Energizer bunny friend.” She said she knew early on in his tenure that Mr. Stark was smart, lively and outspoken. It was only after seeing how he agonized over

board decisions, however, more than occasionally losing sleep as he ruminated over what was in the district’s best interest, that Ms. LaConte came to realize that he also “has a heart of gold.” Both Ms. Caenepeel and Mr. Stark thanked everyone in the district as well as those closest to their hearts—their families—for showing ceaseless support and giving up family time while they attended board meetings and an array of CUSD functions. Sometimes words are not enough. After the tributes were done, CHS music director Joel Wilson, a newlyminted doctor of music courtesy of the Claremont Graduate University, introduced the high school’s Chamber Singers. They began with a brief and slightly melancholy a capella number and finished with an upbeat rendition of Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten,” an ode to endless possibility. After such a community love-fest, the 20-minute dessert reception that followed was the icing on the cake. Then it was back to business as Ms. Caenepeel and Mr. Stark joined the rest of the board in hearing an update on three local schools’ progress toward their educational goals. The next regular meeting of the Claremont Board of Education will be held on Thursday, December 12. Recently-elected board members Nancy Treser Osgood and Dave Nemer will then take their places on the dais, along with the newly reelected Mr. Llanusa.
—Sarah Torribio storribio@claremont-courier.com

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Selfie-love in a selfie-centered world
by Mellissa Martinez

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t is that time of year when those who generally pay little attention to words find themselves reacting to them. After all, everyone has an opinion when it comes to the Word of the Year. In this annual language pageant of sorts, the emerging winner can provoke discussion, debate and much buzz. Just this week there have been articles in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and Huffington Post singing the praises of or taking aim at this year’s landslide winner ‘selfie.’

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‘selfie-conscious,’ “the immediate feeling of embarrassment one feels after posting a selfie on Facebook.” I would suggest that some people are simply addicted to capturing the moment. For these folks, an experience feels less true if it isn’t documented and shared immediately. Despite the fact that the word hasn’t officially been accepted into the dictionary, the editors at Oxford define ‘selfie’ as a “photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically using a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.” As the official story goes, the word first emerged from a man in Australia who took a fall and later posted a picture of his cut lip online to share with friends. He apologized for the blurry image, saying that it was a ‘selfie.’ For

According to officials at Oxford Dictionary, there was no competition. ‘Selfie’ was a “runaway winner.” Since this time last year, the use of this word has gone up 17,000 percent. Compared to former winners, ‘omnishambles,’ ‘squeezed middle,’ ‘refudiate’ and ‘unfriend,’ the term ‘selfie’ is enjoying unprecedented popularity. There is a selfie craze that has hit our nation. The Urban Dictionary has coined expressions like ‘selfie-control,’ “one who is able to control themselves when it comes to taking too many selfies,” and

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selfie, we can thank the Aussies for their habit of shortening words with –ie. In Australia, Christmas is ‘Chrissie,’ mosquito is ‘mozzie’ and barbeque is, of course, ‘barbie.’ Why shouldn’t a self-portrait be a ‘selfie’? The selfie has come a long way since its early days. Now, we usually take advantage of our ability to perfect the photo before sharing it. Perhaps this is why selfies are getting such a bad rap; comments in newspapers and blogs include “what a self-absorbed world” and “how shallow.” It is virtually impossible to not be self-absorbed when working on the perfect selfie. Why put a bad picture online when selfies can be perfected on the spot? The temptation is just too great. If we don’t look perfect, simply delete and shoot again until we have caught ourselves looking as gloriously marvelous, mysterious, crazy or sexy as desired. In an instant, the picture goes online and our world image is enforced in the way we want it to be. Back in the early days of selfies (when they were still called self-portraits), we set timers on film cameras or simply turned the camera on ourselves, pushed the shutter and hoped for the best. The photo emerged several days later from the lab with a version of what we looked like on that particular day. If we stood too far to the left or right, blinked, squinted or looked horrible, we were stuck with it. Perhaps the real distinction between an early self-portrait and a modern day selfie is precisely in the result. A self-portrait was honest, while a selfie is less so. As a word person, I would like see us put our negative views aside and focus on the wonderfulness of the word. It is quite catchy and lends itself nicely to creative blends. People have already experimented with language by creating ‘welfie,’ a selfie taken at work, a ‘belfie’ taken of one’s backside, and ‘bookshelfie,’ which is posed in front of book collections. I couldn’t resist coming up with a few of my own twists on selfie-semantics: a ‘yellfie’ could be taken while yelling, a ‘cellfie’ when on the phone, a ‘motelfie’ while traveling and a ‘get wellfie’ when feeling down. And to end on a completely selfie-centered note, why not call all my future pics Mellfies? After all, it is all about me, right?

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Stop mansionization

Dear Editor: Thank you, city of Claremont for rejecting the expansion plans for the property on Baughman Avenue [COURIER, Friday, November 15]. I would hope if we learned anything after the monstrosity approved and built on Claremont Heights Drive, it’s that severely large homes do not belong on streets with smaller traditional Claremont homes. The homeowner—our immediate neighbor—was approved for a “remodel” three months prior to the signoff of Claremont’s mansionization policy. This policy now restricts exactly the same “remodel” from ever occurring. All along, the neighbor told everyone on the street he was “just adding a second floor.” In the end, this became a teardown rebuilt house. Shadows cast over half my property most of the year, barely missing our solar panels and insrugin we cannot add additional panels to our home. The house is so large the contractor couldn’t reach the upper levels to finish painting the wall. We tried to get the construction reconsidered after ground was broken but lost—unless we were willing to go forward with thousands of dollars in legal fees. The homeowners on Baughman Avenue and the vicinity need to insure this never gets approved. We learned through a lawyer that the size of the “remodel” violates our property deed, which the city of Claremont does not review while approving construction plans. We have property deed restrictions—as do all homeowners—affecting construction limits on the other side of the property line. However, the city feels that such deed restrictions are akin to what goes on inside townhome or condominium complexes, therefore they are not involved. Although the city also approves the exact same plans which violate our property deed. We also learned of inverse condemnation, where an absurdly large structure condemns land along the property line. Without due process, condemned land is not supposed to happen but it does when such overtly large “remodels” are approved in neighborhoods where the homes are much smaller. We see first-

hand the condemned square footage on our property as it is now being taken up by trees to try to hide that monstrosity. By proceeding with threatening letters to the neighbors, the Kuribayashis only make matters worse. In the end, why would they even want to live in a neighborhood where they slap the faces of their neighbors? Is that a neighborly attitude to even have in Claremont? If the house is ever even finished, do you really want to be an island on the street? Everyone says “that’s the guy who built that big monstrosity!” Or “That’s the guy who wanted to sue everyone on the street!” I beg the city of Claremont and the architectural committee to continue holding their ground. Do not approve this or any absurdly large reconstruction project. Revise the mansionization policy even further to insure its intent is never violated. When someone feels their home is radically unsuitable for their needs, it is simply time to move.
Stephen Graber Claremont

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First do no harm

Dear Editor: All medical students are taught to “first do no harm,” which is to say that given an existing problem, it may be better to do nothing at all than to risk causing more harm than good. This is excellent advice for the rest of us as well. As a Claremont resident with a front lawn and a swimming pool, I welcome any reasonable steps that can be taken to lower my water bill, and I believe that the efforts by the Claremont City Council to explore the purchase of the city’s water service from Golden State Water have been a well-intentioned response to a very real problem. However, now that the city has publicly released the assumptions and financial projections that this initiative is premised on, it should be apparent to everyone that the very substantial risks of this proposal far outweigh the very modest potential rewards. Even if the acquisition was perfectly executed—if Golden State accepted our

$55 million offer, the bonds were issued at current interest rates, and the city was able to immediately create an efficient water agency—the net savings to the average residential customer, according to the city’s own projections, would be less than 15 percent. Using a more realistic $80 million cost, the projected savings are barely 5 percent—$11 on a monthly $199 bill. At a $120 million acquisition cost, which is much less than Golden State will be arguing for, it would take 17 years for residents to see any savings at all. And, under the worst-case scenario, in which the city is ordered by a court to pay Golden State substantially more than it had planned, interest rates spike upwards and residential water usage is drastically reduced—the city could face a crippling financial crisis. At this point, no one is arguing that the acquisition is going to significantly lower our water bills. The city’s new narrative is “local control” and liberation from PUC regulation. But there is a flip side to that coin. A regulated private utility is compelled by law to set rates to cover the full cost of operating and maintaining the water system and to provide for an adequate emergency reserve. Municipal utilities are not subject to PUC oversight, and must rely on elected politicians to approve unpopular but necessary rate hikes. If the expected savings from the acquisition do not materialize, and Claremont’s water service continues to be substantially more expensive than in Upland and La Verne, the council will be under enormous pressure to lower rates by shortchanging maintenance or shifting funds from other accounts.

I would be less concerned if there was a history of successful transactions of this type that Claremont could emulate, but it seems no other city in California has ever attempted to purchase a private water utility and replace it with a newlycreated municipal one. We still do not know the answers to the most fundamental questions about this deal: how much the system will cost, who will operate it and what condition the physical assets are in. And the council apparently does not intend to find out until after they have committed us to buying it. California is littered with the wreckage of municipal budgets that were blown up by the actions of well-intentioned city councils that failed to seriously consider all of the things that could go wrong. Here in Claremont, we have had a number of projects—most recently the Village Trolley and the Bikestation— that looked good on paper but proved to be costly failures in practice. We cannot afford to incur tens of millions of dollars of debt to fund projects with any risk at all, much less one as hazardous as the hostile acquisition of a water utility. If anything, the council should be looking for ways to prudently reduce the city’s obligations and strengthen our reserves. I respect the council’s genuine desire to slow the rising cost of water, and to champion the principle of local control. In a perfect world, or even in a slightly more healthy economy, this acquisition may have been worthwhile. However, in the current environment, the risks are too high, the rewards too low and the cost of failure too catastrophic for the council to reasonably proceed any further. Claremont is a wonderful place to live—let’s not take any chance of doing it harm.
Jim Belna Claremont

Claremont COURIER/Friday, November 29, 2013

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Green infrastructure: A key to a healthier future
by Mark von Wodtke, FASLA

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n urban forest is a major community asset that lasts hundreds of years. If well managed, it can provide the community with many valuable benefits that far exceed its cost. Like a natural forest, our urban forest needs to continuously regenerate to be sustainable.
To realize the full potential of our urban forest, Claremont needs to develop a team that not only includes a certified arborist, but also an urban forester, as well as landscape architects and engineers who will carry out positive changes to enhance our green infrastructure. Urban forests help rebalance the atmosphere by releasing oxygen and sequestering carbon to mitigate the effects of climate change. The urban forest is an extension of our lungs and also provides shelter to mitigate extreme weather, such as extended heat waves. There are many human health benefits. For example, Japanese studies have shown that immersion in a forest decreases stress and strengthens people’s immune systems. American and European studies have documented that people recover from illness faster if they can see vegetation.

Here is some of what our community could do to improve Claremont’s green infrastructure: We can add trees with more leaf surface near freeways to filter dust and particulates. This will also help mitigate freeway noise. Studies have shown that living close to freeway corridors affects lung development in children and also adversely affects mortality in the elderly, particularly those with cardiac conditions. We could use tree inventory software to map the amount of leaf surface we have within 300 feet of freeways. Evaluating this, we could find places to add more trees, particularly species which are good filters. On this basis, we could implement enhancements of tree filters along freeways and along public streets and parks near freeways, as well as around schools. Funding for this may be available from Caltrans and the Air Quality Management District. We can maximize the capacity of our green infrastructure to absorb greenhouse gases. Again, we could use tree inventory software to map the current amount of standing biomass. On this basis, we could determine ways to increase the capacity of our green infrastructure to assimilate greenhouse gases. Our green infrastructure team could select tree species which are particularly good at absorbing carbon dioxide and add more of these trees.

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They could sustain an active tree replacement program to regenerate the forest so that we always have a good number of these species growing in their prime. Funding for this could become available through emerging programs requiring that polluters pay for mitigating carbon emissions that are changing the climate. We can shade even more street pavement and public parking lots with tree canopies to reduce the heat island effect. This also reduces evaporation of VOCs from pavements, minimizing air pollution, and saves money by protecting asphaltic pavement from the sun so that it does not need to be resurfaced as often. If done well, this program might pay for itself while enhancing the comfort of the community and reducing airconditioning costs. We can reduce pavement to provide more space for trees and allow runoff to percolate into planting areas for natural irrigation, filtration and reduction of storm runoff. We should transition to permeable pavers, which don’t off-gas chemicals that may cause cancer. We can install bio-filters to naturally clean up runoff from pavement. These positive changes to our green infrastructure will pay for themselves on the lifecycle basis, especially if we account for hid-

Arlene Bradley Crowe
Longtime Claremont resident Arlene Bradley Crowe died on November 20, 2013. She was 85. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Todd Memorial Chapel, located at 325 N. Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont.

den costs to our health and the environment. We can sequester the carbon produced by our urban forest. As long as trees are alive they embody a considerable amount of carbon which they assimilate from the air. If the city, and its maintenance contractors, would produce biochar from green waste and use it to condition soil, we could sequester carbon for centuries. Returning carbon to the soil improves retention of moisture and nutrients, making trees healthier. We can also salvage hardwood on a sustainable basis from the wide variety of trees in our urban forest. However, because our primary goal is to sustain our green infrastructure, we should only remove trees that are no longer a productive part of the urban forest. Craftsmen could use this salvaged wood to make collectable furniture and cabinets that would sequester carbon for hundreds of years. Claremont could attract a team of capable professionals who will implement these and other policy recommendations to improve our green infrastructure. Claremont could share information to help the International Biochar Initiative address climate change. (Visit the website www.biochar-international.org for more information.) What we need is public support and the political will to invest in improving our green infrastructure for the health of our community.

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In advance of the annual Thanksgiving Feast, San Antonio High School students signed this banner, which posed “What are you thankful for?” SAHS/continued from page 5

creation of a new mascot for SAHS, which currently has none, although an oak tree is used as a symbol on various school materials. The mascot will be unveiled in about two weeks and immortalized soon after in a student-created mural. “I think it really gives kids a sense of identity. A mascot is a symbol they can rally behind, which is really important,” Mr. Delgado said. “It’s a connection to the school that is helpful not just for students but for staff as well.” Though some students are leery of change, Bruce Pardee, now in his 6th year of teaching construction careers at SAHS, considers such initiatives beneficial. “I see the ASB as a really good chance for students

COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff New ASB president Isabella Reyes recognizes CUSD officials during her introductory speech last Friday at the annual Thanksgiving Feast at San Antonio High School.

to participate,” he said. “Before, we had trouble getting kids to come to class. Now, they want to come to school.” Even as he makes changes, Principal Delgado is careful to respect beloved traditions established long before he came to San Antonio. “During my introduction to the school, people said, ‘You can change this thing or that, but you’ve got to keep the Thanksgiving Feast,’” he said. Carla Campbell, who has taught math at San Antonio for eight years, considers the annual commemoration to be invaluable. “I think a lot of our kids don’t have a tradition like this at home,” she said. “When you talk to them, this kind of family atmosphere is what they really appreciate about San Antonio.” The food—which included turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, corn, green beans and a slice of pumpkin pie—also drew its share of appreciation. “I like the meat,” said Seitiny Wyche, who will graduate from SAHS in two years. But 16-year-old Rachel Ozuna emphasized that the togetherness of the event is what really counts: “It’s good to do this kind of thing where, before, we were all isolated.” In this vein, Mr. Delgado took a moment to address the crowd, urging attendees to commune with the people who matter, seize today’s opportunities and savor the present. Two young members of the San Antonio community had died the week before the celebration, making his message all the more poignant.

These included 2013 SAHS graduate Adrianne Deltoro, who died at age 18 in a car accident on November 17, and current adult school student Rausi Neal, who died at age 19 on November 14 after a brief battle with cancer. (Mr. Neal’s family has set up an online donation site at www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/6jh3/rausisfunearlexpenses to help defray funeral costs.) “It reminds me that life is short,” Mr. Delgado said. “It reminds me, day by day, to celebrate what’s important. At the end of the day, it comes down to relationships.” The administrator said he hoped his remarks, coupled with the chance to mingle over a hearty meal, fostered a homey atmosphere for students. Mr. Delgado also shared a bit of his own family life; his 4year-old son Solomon passed out snack bags filled with cornucopia-shaped Bugles chips, candy corn and other Thanksgiving-themed fare. Rick Cota, director of food services and of the service center at CUSD, said he looks forward each year to San Antonio’s Thanksgiving Feast. “It’s a timepiece for me—a segue into the winter,” he explained. And, indeed, winter seemed to be in sight as guests gathered for the meal at an array of picnic tables. The temperature was New England-nippy and the wind sent the occasional leaf plummeting onto attendees’ plates. A number of students retreated to the warmth of a multi-purpose room, but newly-elected school board member Dave Nemer opted to dine al fresco. Having worked off and on as a math teacher at San Antonio between 1976 and 2001, 19 years altogether, Mr. Nemer joked that he is qualified to serve as the continuation school’s historian. He pointed out that every student at San Antonio is playing a game of catch-up, striving to finish enough coursework to get a high school diploma. That makes for a good deal of pressure, and so the holiday atmosphere of the Thanksgiving Feast is particularly welcome. “Some students are doing exactly what they need to do and some are not, but the teachers are doing everything they can to help them come along,” he said. “This is a relaxed day, except for the people who have to prepare the meal. Everyone gets to calm down.”
—Sarah Torribio storribio@claremont-courier.com

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Brooke Nicole Morrison
Brooke Nicole Morrison (Pfahler) died on November 20, 2013. She was 34. Ms. Morrison was born on July 10, 1979 in Columbus, Ohio to Brian and Terri Pfahler. She was the oldest of four children. Growing up, she was a gymnast and a commercial actress who appeared in TV advertisements for Long John Silver’s, Kool-Aid and Chevy as well as unaired commercials for Cabbage Patch Kids and Old El Paso. She was also a soccer player and an avid amateur filmmaker. After graduating from Upland High School, she attended Cal State, Fullerton where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Ms. Morrison, who was employed as a retail manager for several boutique stores, was an aficionado of the art nouveau style and other early modern art movements. She was an accomplished sculptor and painter herself, gravitating toward portraiture and self-portraiture. She had the rare gift of being able to capture people, especially herself, at their most vulnerable, with considerable verisimilitude. She also had a special gift for interior decorating, with her style inspiring admiration and a touch of envy. Ms. Morrison was known for her loving nature and prided herself in taking good care of her family, especially her mom, Terri, and her cats, Kingston and

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hop acts like Wu-Tang Clan. Most recently, she added the infectious Lorde song “Royals” to her “muffin mix,” a playlist of her favorite tunes. She also loved settling down to watch movies, with old favorites including the original animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Dark Crystal, Aliens, The Secret of NIMH and Die Hard. Ms. Morrison was a constant daydreamer, often drifting off to “Brookeland.” She had a keen, if somewhat warped, sense of humor that more than occasionally fell into the “rated-R” category. “Brooke was beautiful, intelligent and the light of many lives,” her family shared. “She was loved by all who knew her, and her artwork was enjoyed by anyone who was lucky enough to see it.” Ms. Morrison is survived by her parents, Brian and Terri Pfahler of Upland; by her sister, London, of Upland; by her brother and sister-in-law, Nicholas and Stephanie Pfahler of La Verne; by her brother, Zachary, and his fiancée Jessica of Claremont; and by her grandparents, Edwin and Anne Pfahler of Mansfield, Ohio and Nancy Elmore of Upland. She also leaves her fiancé, Marc Hadley, and his children, Carter and Camille, of Capistrano Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Artist, cat-lover, beloved fiancée, daughter and sister

Chubby. She lived near the beach and, during warm summer days, loved barbecuing with her fiancé Marc, his kids Carter and Camille and friends. She had a considerable sweet tooth, having been known to eat an entire tray of brownies, and delighted in baking cookies with Camille. Music was a big part of Ms. Morrison’s life. She was a huge fan of New Kids on the Block as a girl and then developed a taste for alternative rock bands like Incubus, Rage Against the Machine and Coldplay as well as hip

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Forrest Fraser MacDonald
Aerospace engineer, WWII veteran, world traveler
Forrest Fraser MacDonald, a 13-year resident of Claremont and father of former mayor Karen Rosenthal, died November 14, 2013 after a brief illness. He was 98. Mr. MacDonald was born on January 26, 1915 in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to Edward MacDonald and Bessie Graham MacDonald. His maternal grandparents and paternal great-grandparents had immigrated to Nova Scotia from the South Uist and Kintail areas of Scotland. The family moved to Boston in 1925. Mr. MacDonald graduated from Northeastern University in 1936 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He worked for Stone and Webster as a structural steel designer, then for United Fruit Company as a structural designer. In 1938, he was sent to Parrita, Costa Rica by United Fruit Co. for two years to build banana farms, schools and housing. Mr. MacDonald also helped design a United Fruit Co. pier in Havana, Cuba. He was drafted into the US Army in February 1941 and sent to Officer Candidate School, Corps of Engineers, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. He was stationed at various army facilities including Ft. Knox, Pine Camp, New York and Ft. Ord and Ft. San Luis Obispo in California. Mr. MacDonald met Helen Christina Anderson of Boston in 1937 on a blind date just three weeks before she left for Tokyo, Japan for two years as a teacher. They maintained a correspondence despite being apart for more than three years. They were reunited in Boston and were married on September 5, 1942, three days after Mr. MacDonald was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant. He was sent to Okinawa with the 1344th Combat Engineers Battalion in 1945, returning in early 1946. He was discharged from the army in 1946 with the rank of Captain. The MacDonalds lived in North Abington, Massachusetts and Mr. MacDonald rejoined United Fruit Co. He saw an ad in the Boston Globe recruiting engineers for the burgeoning aerospace industry in southern California. He headed west in 1952 with Mrs. MacDonald and their young family in tow (Karen, 8, Lauren, 6, and Cameron, 2). Daughter Karen remembers that all the family vacations involved water. Mrs. MacDonald needed a place to swim and Mr. MacDonald needed a place to fish and/or sail. The children became accomplished at all three activities.

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Donald was also involved in the Clan Donald Trust and was a life member of the St. Andrew’s Society. He was a director of the Clan Donald Foundation, and elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA Scot). These connections prompted a great interest in genealogy, which Mr. MacDonald pursued with a passion, finding family links all the way back to 900 in Scotland. Mr. MacDonald was the consummate woodworker, forever in his workshop fashioning wine racks, coatracks and napkin holders, among other functional pieces. He loved solving design problems with his innovative solutions (a la Rube Goldberg). He even drew an intricate and thoroughly enchanting design of a better mousetrap. Mr. MacDonald lost two fingers in a table saw accident in the 1950s during one of his projects, and an imprint of said hand is immortalized in the John Fisher Sculpture at Shelton Park in Claremont. He also enjoyed gardening and produced bumper crops of corn, tomatoes and cucumbers every summer for more than 65 years. Mr. MacDonald is survived by daughters Karen Rosenthal (husband Michael) of Claremont and Lauren Cassatt of Snowmass Village, Colorado; by his grandchildren Alix Rosenthal and Ariel Rosenthal Parrish (husband David) of San Francisco, Alexander Cassatt of Seattle, Washington and Hayley Cassatt of Portland, Oregon, and by his great-grandson Elliott Parrish. He also leaves foster son Wolde Meskel Mahetem (wife Yeshi) and family of Fresno, and three nieces and a nephew. Mr. MacDonald was preceded in death by his wife Helen, by his son Cameron in 1995 and by his son-inlaw Chris Cassatt in 2013. A memorial celebration will be held at Claremont United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2014, Mr. MacDonald’s 99th birthday. Contact Karen MacDonald Rosenthal at karen.kmr@verizon.net or Lauren MacDonald Cassatt at lcassatt@mac.com for information. Donations in Forrest MacDonald’s memory may be made to The Clan Donald Foundation, PO Box 13138, Charleston, SC 29412, or Claremont United Methodist Church, 211 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711. Please see: http://forrestmacdonald.blogspot.com.

They settled in El Segundo, and Mr. MacDonald began his career at North American Aviation (later Rockwell International, now part of Boeing) as a senior designer in the engineering department with work on Air Force aircraft. He retired in 1975 as project engineer and program manager, having worked on the X-15 project among others. (Mr. MacDonald recently participated in the oral history portion of The Aerospace History Project, a collaboration between USC and the Huntington Library. They are collecting the papers and oral histories of individuals and institutions to create a central resource of photos, documents and recollections of that significant era of southern California history.) After retirement, the MacDonalds renewed their great interest in travel. They traveled to Scotland and Sweden several times and visited Southeast Asia, Japan and the USSR. The MacDonalds moved to Claremont in 2000, and Mr. MacDonald moved into The Claremont Manor two years after his wife’s death in 2008. They were members of Claremont United Methodist Church. Mr. and Mrs. MacDonald started attending Scottish Highland Games in the 1970s and became very involved in all things Scottish, eventually becoming members of Clan Donald, Clan Donnachaidh, Clan Graham, Clan Fraser, United Scottish Society and the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. Dancing, and especially Scottish country dancing, was a very large part of the MacDonalds’ life together. Their daughter Lauren says that one of the things that impressed Helen when she first met Forrest was that he was a “great dancer.” Mr. Mac-

Claremont COURIER/Friday, November 29, 2013

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Novel needed for high school studentsʼ reading project
Claremont residents who are done reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the novel selected for the Friends of the Claremont Library’s community read last year, are welcome to donate the books to students at Chaffey High School. About 100 students enrolled in the honors biology and English classes will be asked to read the novel over winter break. Copies may be dropped at the Claremont COURIER office, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205 B. Retirement communities are welcome to collect copies and contact Editor Kathryn Dunn at editor@claremont-courier.com or 621-4761 to arrange pick up.

OUR TOWN
mont Village businesses are participating in a Claremont Chamber Village Marketing Group “thank you” campaign to acknowledge customers who visit their shops. Businesses will be offering a small gift, a percentage off purchases or buy-one, get-one-free in thanks for shopping and purchasing items at small businesses on Saturday. Participating businesses include Bert & Rocky’s Cream Co., Claremont Healing House, Grove Vintage, Outlaw Trading, Pita Pit Claremont, Rio de Ojas, Stamp Your Heart Out, Studio Claremont, The Bath Workshop, The Diamond Center and The Green Gypsie. Three years ago, The American Express Company launched the Small Business Saturday campaign to recognize businesses and their continuing focus on small shops has made a difference in customers holiday and everyday shopping.

in the Village at 208 Harvard Ave., Friends of the ClareClaremont. mont Library host Book Gypsie Sistersʼ arrival Lovers Book Sale The holidays will be upon us shortly, makes news and the Friends of the Claremont Library will provide an ample opportunity to find perfect, distinctive books that will delight each person on your gift list. On Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the FOCL will host their annual Book Lovers Book Sale. A wide variety of books will be offered including a beautifully illustrated book about the artists of the American Arts and Crafts movement, a book of beautiful fabrics and textiles and a series of books about the art and science of bullfighting from Spain and South America in the 1950s and works about the best bullfighters of the era. In addition, a beautifully bound edition of Heloise and Abelard will be offered. This edition is numbered 182 of a total printing of 1200. No credit cards. Cash or checks only, please. The Claremont Library is located Thirty artists, sisters and brothers will form a Gypsy enclave in the basement of the United Church of Christ Congregational in Claremont. Having worked for many months, they bring their newly made creations just in time for the holidays. This year’s creations include quilts, weaving, jewelry, prints, paintings, wood carvings, pottery, collage, fiber arts, metal work, paper cutting, decorative boxes, cards, dolls and a psychic to help ease you into the new year. The UCC Church is located on Harrison Avenue between Yale and Harvard Avenues. The dates are Friday, December 6 from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come join in the festivities, browse, shop and relax among Claremont’s creative artists and their newlyminted wares.

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Devon Williams Bishop
Devon Williams Bishop died on Friday, November 15, 2013. She was 50. Born on August 17, 1963 to Harry and Jane Williams, Ms. Bishop grew up in Claremont, attending Sycamore Elementary, El Roble Intermediate and Claremont High School, where she directed and performed in many theater productions. She will always be remembered for her beloved role as “Mary Poppins.” Ms. Bishop continued her education at the University of Utah, where she received her bachelor’s degree in theater. She was the recipient of the Kennedy Center National Acting Award and The Victor Jory Award. After graduating, Ms. Bishop moved to Hollywood where she met her future husband, actor/musician John Bishop, while they were performing in a play together. They married in Claremont in 1990. She continued to act and dance, earned her Screen Actors Guild card and performed in several guest-starring roles on popular TV shows. Ms. Bishop’s desire to share her love of the arts led her to become an instructor of Movement for Actors at Chapman University and at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She continued to expand her knowl-

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Ms. Bishop is survived by her husband, John Bishop, and their two girls, Fiona, 11, and Ivy, who is 8. She also leaves her father, Harry Williams, and her three sisters, Robin Williams-Rooke, Kim Littlefield, Bryn Caisse and their families. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jane Williams. “Devon fought to survive. To live,” her family shared. “She leaves this world as a hero, with dignity and knowing that she was completely honored. We extend thanks to the doctors and especially the nursing staff at Huntington Hospital and City of Hope, South Pasadena as well as heartfelt gratitude to our loving friends and family.” In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Bishop Girls College Fund c/o Wells Fargo Banks Account #1393091648 Routing #122000247 Montrose Branch, 2434 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020. (818) 249-6146. A celebration of Ms. Bishop’s life will be held at the Neighborhood Unitarian Church (301 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena) on Sunday, December 8 at 2 p.m.

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Girls cross country advances after tough meet

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laremont High School cross country had a very good day in the CIF Southern Section Division II finals last weekend at Mt. San Antonio College.
The competition was tough, however, the girls team came in 7th place with a combined score of 157, that is good enough to qualify for the California State Championships, which will be held this weekend at Woodward Park in Fresno. The boys’ team came in 9th with a score of 231, missing the cut for the state finals by two places. Standout Claremont runners for the day were a duo of
COURIER photo/Ryan Gann The Claremont High School girls cross country team prepares for the competition Saturday morning during the CIF Southern Section finals at Mt. SAC.

seniors, Megan Renkin and Merin Arft, who set school records in the three-mile race. Renken finished in 19th place with a time of 18:06, her best CIF finish and a new course record for the girls’ team. Arft came in 23rd place at 18:17, which is the third fastest time in CHS history. Only five seconds behind Arft was freshman Annie Boos in 33rd place at 18:23. The boys did not fare as well, but had some good results nonetheless. Adam Johnson was the top finisher for the Pack in 31st place with a time of 15:41, which is the 6th fastest time in CHS history. Behind Johnson was Mike Lowrie in 37th place at 15:49, followed by Jonah Ross in 45th place at 15:56. The top three girls teams were Simi Valley, 95, Redondo Union, 112, and Arroyo Grande, 123. Top boys’ teams were Saugus, 83, Dos Pueblos, 118, and Simi Valley, 134.

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Get in the holiday spirit at city tree-lighting
The city of Claremont kicks off the holiday season on Friday, December 6 with the yearly Holiday Promenade and Tree Lighting Ceremony, taking place in the Claremont Village. The festivities commence at 5 p.m. with opportunities to take pictures with Old St. Nick and his missus at city hall. One of Santa’s reindeer will also be on scene for a photo op. The Claremont High School Chamber singers, Moultrie Academy, The Wonderelles and 210 Sax Quartet will help set the tone with live music, along with carolers. At 6 p.m., head to the Depot for the city’s tree-lighting ceremony. While you’re there, exchange incandescent holiday light strands for new LED bulbs. One strand per household, while supplies last. For information, visit www.ci.clare mont.ca.us or call 399-5490.

Greeting card workshop for seniors

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Seniors are getting crafty at the Joslyn Center. In preparation for the holidays, a special class will be offered to create seasonal greeting cards. The class, which is $5 per session, meets every Tuesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Drop-ins are welcome. The Joslyn Center is located at 660 N. Mountain Ave. For information, call 399-5488.

CSO dedicates concert to Dr. Gary Iida
The Claremont Symphony Orchestra is proud to present Claremont resident and international artist Joseph Ognibene in concert performing “Dawn on the Moskva River” from Khovanschina on Sunday, December 1 at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 N. Fourth St. The free concert begins at 3:30 p.m. Mr. Ognibene is a world-renowned French horn soloist who has been solo horn with the Iceland Symphony since 1981. However, he got his start with more modest roots, playing under CSO founding Music Director George Denes as a 14-year-old in 1971. He also studied with the late Claremont High School music teacher Dr. Gary Iida. Doors open at 3 p.m. Drop-off is in front of the hall, and a handicapped entrance is located on the west side of the building. No reservations are needed. For parking and directions, see www.claremontso.org. For more information, call 596-5979.

Shop local, join the scavenger hunt
On December 6 and 7, Claremont shoppers may participate in a holiday shopping scavenger hunt with participating businesses in the Claremont Village. Visit the Claremont Chamber website at www.claremontchamber.org and print out the scavenger hunt card. Bring the card to 10 of the participating businesses, and have them mark your card. Once your card is filled, take it to Stamp Your Heart Out, Maple Boutique or Bert & Rocky’s by Saturday, December 7 to be entered to win a prize. The drawing will take place on Monday, December 9 and the winner will be notified by phone.
COURIER photo/Ryan Gann Claremont High School seniors Merin Arft, left, and Megan Renken run shoulderto-shoulder on Saturday during the second mile of the girls cross county CIF Southern Section Division II finals at Mt. San Antonio College. The girls team finished the race in seventh place, earning them a spot at the California State Championships meet next week at Woodward Park in Fresno.

Friday, November 29 to Saturday, December 7

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CALENDAR
YOUR WEEK IN 9 DAYS

Nightlife
Jetpacks and Laser Guns performs at The Press December 6.

Galleries
Inland Pacific Ballet presents “The Nutcracker” at Bridges Auditorium.

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FOOD TRUCK Tortas 2 Die 4 is stopping by Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.

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COURIER photos/Jenelle Rensch Dale Bros. Brewery manager Julie McAleer gives a tour of the Upland brewery during their beer and cheese tasting event featuring Drake goat cheeses located out of Ontario. Read more and see a slideshow at the COURIERʼs blog, www.claremontafterhours.com.

FOOD TENT The Rustic Loaf is setting up at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.

December Sunday

women and children affected by domestic violence. Donations should be new, toys must be non-violent and all gifts must remain unwrapped. Cash and gift card donations are also welcomed. Deliver to House of Ruth Outreach Center, located at 599 N. Main St., Pomona between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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BIRD WATCHING Fraser Pemberton will lead a Pomona Valley Audubon two-hour tour at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, located at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. There is no charge to enter with the Audubon group. Families are welcome. 8 a.m. COMIC BOOK SHOW Browse comic collectibles, art dealers, original art, prints, action figures, games and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admis-

sion. 532 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. LIVE JAZZ performance on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398. RUSSIAN TABLEAU Music director Robert Sage will conduct the Claremont Symphony Orchestra in a program of Russian compositions. 3:30

p.m. Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Free admission.

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HOLIDAY STORE House of Ruth’s annual holiday store opens today and runs through December 23, benefiting

TURKEY Gene Smith will present “The Ancient and Modern Faces of Turkey” about Constantinople of the Byzantine Empire, now Istanbul of modern Turkey. Buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. for $12 or dessert and coffee for $6. The University Club meets each Tuesday at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.
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December Thursday

GLITTER GIRL Authors Toni Runkle and Stephen Webb will speak about the inspiration for their book Glitter Girl, which came from the daily activities and goings-on of their tween daughters, allowing them to capture the voice and dilemmas girls face today. 5 p.m. Mrs. Nelson’s Toy & Book Shop, 1030 Bonita Ave., La Verne. 599-4558.

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SENIOR SHOPPING DAY Mrs. Nelson’s Toy & Book Shop invites seniors to shop today and receive a 25 percent discount plus enjoy treats, hot cider, holiday music and free gift wrap. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1030 Bonita Ave., La Verne. 599-4558. FREE CONCERT Three popular Christian recording artists will collaborate in a free Advent concert of prayer, witness and worship at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont. Call 6263596, ext. 234 for details, or visit www.olaclaremont.org.

DANCE CONCERT “In The Works…” is the annual fall concert by students of the departments of dance at Scripps and Pomona Colleges. The concert will take place December 5, 6 and 7 at 8 p.m. and on Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. in the Pendleton Dance Studio, Pomona College, 333 N. College Way. General admission is $5 and tickets will be sold at the door (check or cash only). Reflecting a variety of contemporary dance styles, the program will feature in-progress dance works choreographed and performed by students. For general concert information, contact Scripps College Department of Dance at 607-2934 or Pomona College Department of Dance at 621-8176.

of Intercultural Art, 730 Plymouth Rd., Pilgrim Place. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. 399-5544. HOLIDAY PROMENADE & TREE LIGHTING Enjoy entertainment at the Depot beginning at 5 p.m., including Claremont High School Chamber Singers. Visit Santa, Mrs. Claus and a reindeer at city hall between 5 and 8 p.m. Witness the tree lighting at the Depot at 6 p.m. Moultrie Academy of Music, Voice & Dance will perform on the city hall patio and the Wonderellas will perform at the Packing House and Public Plaza. Carolers will stroll the Village throughout the evening. Check out Village stores for holiday shopping. ART WALK Visit art galleries in the Village today between 6 and 9 p.m. for artist receptions including complementary refreshments and music.

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REMBRANDT CLUB presents “Days of Great Mirth and Jollity” annual tea party. Noon to 2:30 p.m. Santa Claus appears from 1 to 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. The Seaver House, 305 N. College Ave., Claremont. NUTCRACKER The Inland Pacific Ballet’s The Nutcracker begins at Bridges Auditorium today and continues through December 15. Tickets start at $38. Call 607-1139 or visit www.thebestnutcracker.com for more information. CLAREMONT CHORALE performs “An Olde English Christmas” 3 to 7:30 p.m. at Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Ave, Claremont. Visit www.claremontchorale.org.

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NIGHTLIFE
EUREKA CLAREMONT: 580 W. First St., Claremont. Open 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, December 5: All Tito’s Vodka drinks $2 off and Eureka Thursday Night Music featuring The Meristems. 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. —Saturday, November 23: Tellabration, an international night of storytelling. 7 p.m. 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, November 29 and 30: Lisa Sundstedt is a comedienne, writer, actress and voiceover artist. She began her career as a singerdancer and toured the world performing in Vegas, Atlantic City, Casablanca, Morocco, Tokyo Disneyland, Japan and on cruise ships. She spent four years on the road with the famous ‘50s group ShaNaNa as the only girl. She began doing stand-up comedy in 1995, got a development deal with Tri Star Television, performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival and did a USO Tour of Micronesia. In 1996, she created Pretty, Funny Women (the longest running all-female comedy show in the country). She wrote for Girls Be-

having Badly, The Chelsea Handler Show, Chelsea Lately and Denise Richards: It’s Complicated and is currently producing comedy shows throughout LA and teaching stand-up comedy to women. Some of her TV appearances include Comics Unleashed and Stand-up in Stilettos. —Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 5, 6 and 7: Paul Ogata is an award-winning stand-up comic who has made appearances on Comedy Central, Showtime, CBS, TBS and NBC. 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: Two-drink minimum. Info: 447-6700 or www.hipkittyjazz.com. —Friday, November 29: Griff Hamlin & The Circle City Horns. 8 p.m. $5 cover charge. —Saturday, November 30: Big Joe & The Night Train. 8 p.m. $5 cover charge. —Sunday, December 1: Groove Session (jam/ funk). 7 p.m. —Tuesday, December 3: Beat Cinema. 9 p.m. —Wednesday, December 4: Open Jam with The Claremont Voodoo Society (blues). 8 p.m. —Thursday, December 5: The Teryn Ré Trio. 7 p.m. —Friday, December 6: Rumble King (swing). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge. —Saturday, December 7: “Xmas Show” featuring Courtney Lemmon, Gina Saputo, Crystal Starr and the George Kahn Jazz & Blues Review. 8 p.m. $5 cover charge. THE PRESS RESTAURANT: 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont Village. Thursday through Saturday until 2 a.m. Live DJ every Thursday at 11 p.m. 21 and over after 9 p.m. Standing room only after 9:30 p.m. No cover. 625-4808. —Friday, November 29: Groove Session (jam). 10 p.m. —Saturday, November 30: The Raggs (garage rock). 10 p.m. —Sunday, December 1: “First Sunday Super Awesome Open Mic.” 9 p.m. —Tuesday, December 3: King Trivia Night. Answer trivia questions for a chance to win beer. 9:30 p.m. —Wednesday, December 4: Half-off Wine Wednesday. 11 a.m. to closing. Joe Atman performs at 9:30 p.m. —Thursday, December 5: Baldy Mountain Jazz Band at 8 p.m. followed by KSPC DJ “Sysop” (video game music). —Friday, December 6: Jetpacks and Laser Guns (indie/rock/electronic). 10 p.m. —Saturday, December 7: Joe Atman and It Took the Village. 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 and over. $5 cover charge on Fridays and Saturdays after 8 p.m. (no cover charge with student ID). 547-4266. —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 Coronas 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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PERFORMING ARTS
BALCH AUDITORIUM: 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. 607-2671. —Friday, December 6: Friday, Noon Concert featuring Quartet Euphoria with music by Beethoven. Free admission. 12:15 p.m. 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. —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. —Sunday, December 22: Christmas in Ireland, one special performance this holiday season. $25. Discounts available for children, seniors and military. 2 p.m. —Sunday, January 19: New Shanghai Circus. Fearless performers with boundless energy bring you more than 2000 years of Chinese circus traditions. $25. Discounts available for children, seniors and military. 2 p.m. BRIDGES HALL OF MUSIC: Pomona College, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. 607-2671. —Sunday, December 1: Joseph Ognibene will travel from Reykjavik, Iceland to perform at Bridges Hall of Music on the Pomona College campus, where he performed during his college years. He returns to perform solo at the free Claremont Symphony concert at 3:30 p.m. No tickets or reser-

vations are needed. See www.claremontso.org for directions. Originally from southern California, Mr. Ognibene grew up in Claremont, attended Claremont High School and graduated from Pomona College in 1979. After studying the horn with LA Philharmonic hornist Ralph Pyle at Pomona College and later with Hollywood legend Vincent De Rosa, he went to Europe to study with Hermann Baumann and won third prize at the Prague Spring International Music Competition. In 1981, Mr. Ognibene became the principal horn of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. He is also a founding member of the Reykjavik Wind Quintet. For over 30 years, Mr. Ognibene has performed with the ISO and RWQ all over the world and can be heard with them in countless CD recordings. Mr. Ognibene is currently VP of the International Horn Society. Four Russian compositions will be performed by the Claremont Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of its music director Robert Sage. —Friday, December 6 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 8 at 3 p.m.: The Pomona College Choir will perform Benjamin Britten’s “Hymn to St. Cecilia” and works by Tavener, Bruckner and Mendelssohn. —Monday, December 9: Giri Kusuma, traditional and contemporary Balinese music and dance. 8 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.candlelightpavilion.com. —November 30 through December 28: Because it’s Christmas. DRINKWARD RECITAL HALL: 320 E.

Foothill Blvd., Claremont at Harvey Mudd College. —Wednesday, December 11: Jazz improvisation. 8 p.m. —Thursday, December 12: Student recital. 7 p.m. —Sunday, December 15: Student Computer music concert. 7 p.m. GARRISON THEATER: 231 E. Tenth St., Claremont. Scripps College Performing Arts Center. 6072634 or visit www.scrippscollege.edu. —Saturday, December 14 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 15 at 3 p.m.: The Claremont Concert Orchestra, the Claremont Concert Choir and the Claremont Chorale celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Garrison Theater and the tenth anniversary of the Scripps College Performing Arts Center by performing Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125.” Scripps College Assistant Professor of Music David Cubek will prepare the orchestra and lead the performances. Associate Professor of Music Charles W. Kamm and Gregory Norton will prepare the choirs. This program revisits the celebratory opening of the Scripps College Performing Arts Center in 2003, at which the Joint Music Program of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer and Scripps interpreted Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125.” LYMAN HALL: Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. —Monday, December 2: Pomona College AfroCuban Drumming Ensemble directed by Joe Addington. 8 p.m. —Wednesday, December 4: Pomona College Sea Chanty and Maritime Music Ensemble directed by Gibb Schreffler, with songs and chanties from the “Age of Sailing Ships.” 8 p.m. —Tuesday, December 10: Student recital. 7 p.m. —Wednesday, December 11: Student recital. 7 p.m.

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AMOCA MUSEUM: 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. 865-3146. Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. www.amoca.org. 865-3146. —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 more than 230 objects never before seen on American soil that exemplify the revival of the ceramics tradition in Korea, from antique techniques to contemporary innovations. BUDDHAMOUSE EMPORIUM: 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. www.buddhamouse.com. 626-3322. —Through November 30: Artist Vinita Voogd exhibits works on paper featuring original fine art prints. Ms. Voogd was born in New Delhi, India and studied fine art at the College of Art, University of Delhi. After moving to California, she studied printmaking at UCI. 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 November 29: Pomona Valley Art Association Art Exhibition & Sale. —December 2 through 31: Original oil paintings by Linda Brown. Artist reception: Friday, December 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. 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 at 8 p.m. Visit www.loft204.com. Email info@loft204.com for in-

Image courtesy of First Street Gallery Art Center Joe Zaldivarʼs “First Starbucks Coffee Store, 1912 Pike Place, Seattle, Washington” is on display at First Street Gallery Art Center December 2 through February 14. An opening reception will be held on Friday, December 6.

formation 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. —Tuesdays: Yoga class for all levels. Instructor Jasmin Iskandar has more than 400 hours of teacher training in Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga. She was first

trained in the Krishnamacharya lineage by Shiva Rea at Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice Beach. Later, Ms. Iskandar traveled to India to study the Sri Sivananda Saraswati lineage of Hatha yoga. Her classes offer the dynamism of Vinyasa with the science of Hatha. Visit www.levitatela.com to learn more about Ms. Iskandar. 7 to 8 p.m. $10. —Wednesdays: Belly dance class for all levels. Instructor Adina Dane performs at many locations in the area including Mediterranean restaurants and community events. 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. —Through November 30: Photography by Rico J. Coria and Chelsea Knight. —December 6 through 31: Noted artist Fariad presents his painting “The Claremont Depot” in celebration of Claremont’s history. Prints by the artist will also be available, including images from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Artist reception: Meet Fariad on Friday, December 6. Also join in a holiday fashion extravaganza with fashion guru Arwen Beck and her Forte Fashions pop-up shop. New items have also been added to the boutique for holiday shopping, including items contributed by fashionista Clare Miranda and original jewelry by DHD Collections. In celebration of Claremont’s Holiday Promenade, the gallery and shop will be open special extended hours from 6 to 10 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. —December 2 though February 14: “Joe Zaldivar: Glimpse of a Street View” and holiday show. By using his tablet, Mr. Zaldivar uses Google Maps Street View to access street-level vantage points around the world, which he uses as source material for his paintings/drawings. This show will include “Street View” renditions of the intersection of HolGALLERIES continues on the next page

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1. Get up there 4. Oregon capital 9. Cutting maxims? 13. You see right through it 15. Symbols used in ancient manuscripts 16. U.N. agency 17. Boulevard in Claremont 19. Farm building 20. Aggregate 21. Hardening into bone 23. Annual celebration cause 25. Elongated reef dweller 26. One less than a bogey 27. Feverish fit 29. Exultant cry 32. Cut into metal 35. Fountain request 37. Purple flower 39. By oneself, on stage

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1. Straighten 2. Romance, e.g. 3. Supply a chair, say 4. “About a ___” (2007 movie about Kurt Cobain) 5. Truly despise 6. Orchid creations 7. Building add-ons 8. Cultural surroundings 9. Greek prophetess 10. Exotic antioxidant berry in some fruit juices 11. Advise 12. Ballad, for example 14. Condemned stone-roller 18. On an ark, e.g. 22. What an antenna does 24. Arrow's path 27. Umiak builder 28. Fishing spear 29. Stone for many Libras 30. ‘Take a --!’ 31. Black stone 32. Sports award 33. Fragrant balsam 34. Close-mouthed one 36. Globes, spheres, etc. 38. Big wheel in the circus world 40. Give a buzz to 45. Swine ___ 49. Corrects 51. Jewish month 52. Tasting like Miller 53. Dock structure 54. Social asset 55. Red-orange dye 56. It's pulled on a farm 57. Cake in a tub? 58. Large Jamaican fruit 59. Posterior 60. Euro forerunner 61. Squad car, e.g. 65. Musket extension?

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lywood and Vine in Los Angeles and the original Starbucks location in Seattle, a piece in which he incorporated coffee as a painting medium. Also on display is the annual holiday show. This First Street Gallery tradition will include at least one piece from every one of their 52 artists. Works purchased from the show will be available to take home immediately, just in time for the holidays. Artist reception: Friday, December 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring music from Claremont Voodoo Society and catering from Spaggi’s Restaurant. GALERIA DE PÉROLAS: 532 W. First St. #211, Claremont Packing House. Open by appointment. —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 nichoel.ann@gmail.com or visit www.face book.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. 624-0548. www.galleriaberetich.com. —Ongoing: Visitors welcome, appointments appreciated. Featuring California art, paintings and sculptures from local and national artists since 1976. LENZNER FAMILY ART GALLERY: First floor of Atherton Hall on the Pitzer College campus, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. Free admission. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m., or by appointment throughout the year. 607-8797. —Through December 6: “Emerging Artist Series #8: Danielle Adair—On the Rocks, in the Land.” This documentary-performance-video installation analyzes the role of the tourist-observer within contemporary conflict zones, and questions how a tourist perceives and experiences sites of historic and contemporary political significance. The project incorporates experiences of and around the peace lines of Belfast, the Berlin Wall, the Stone Walls of New England, the United States-Mexican border in Ciudad Juárez and the Occupy Wall Street Movement. By highlighting these sites, the exhibition explores the notion of play as a persistent and ethical form of resistance in relation to the physicality of a wall as defined by these specific locations. Although exploring the intersection of place, politics and play in these sites, the project resists the urge to enforce a dominant narrative, seeking instead to excavate unfamiliar forms of resistance and protest. Artist lecture: Danielle Adair, Thursday, December 5 from 2:45 to 4 p.m. in the Lenzner Family Art Gallery. MARTINEZ GALLERY: 504 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. www.martinezgallery.weebly.com. 527-9177. —Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8: Original and signed print water colors, acrylics, oils and ceramics by Richard, Marciano and Ricky Martinez and other local artists. Pieces include discounted framed and unframed original artwork and prints at special holiday prices. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. MAIN STREET GALLERY: 252-C S. Main St., Pomona. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 868-2979. —Through November 30: George Cuttress fine art. MALOOF FOUNDATION FOR ARTS & CRAFTS: 5131 Carnelian St., Alta Loma. 980-0412, info@malooffoundation.org or www.malooffound ation.org. —Tours: Docent-led tours are offered on Thursdays and Saturdays at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and feature Sam Maloof’s handmade home, furniture and the extensive Maloof collection of arts and crafts. Due to limited capacity, advance reservations are strongly

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recommended for all tours. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. The Discovery Garden is open to visitors on Thursdays and Saturdays between noon and 4 p.m. at no charge. Check in at the Foundation Bookstore. The garden features drought-tolerant plants native to California and other parts of the world. NICHOLS GALLERY: First floor of the Broad Center on the Pitzer College campus, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m., or by appointment throughout the year. 607-8797. —Through December 5: “Glyphs: Acts of Inscription” builds on the premise that identities are constituted through acts of inscription—real or imagined—into the visual archives that constitute history, popular iconographies and artistic canons. The exhibition explores the consequences of such acts on the poetic and political dimensions of representation, difference and visibility. Working in photography, moving image and mixed-media, the artists cannibalize and query such archives to create new image repertoires that point to the lacunae—the silences, absences and erasures—contained within prevalent visual-historical renderings. These critical interventions challenge existing discourses, destabilizing the deeply ambiguous and often surreal taxonomies of “raced, sexed and gendered” representation. Marking the 50th anniversary of the death of W.E.B. Du Bois, “Glyphs” presents a slideshow projection of “The Paris Albums 1900,” a series of portraits originally commissioned by the renowned African American sociologist, activist and scholar’s groundbreaking “American Negro Exhibit” for the 1900 Paris World Exposition. Du Bois’ quintessential counter-archive is positioned in dialogue with those created by the contemporary artists in “Glyphs.” 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 museuminfo@pomona.edu 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. —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. —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. —Through December 22: “Project Series: Krysten Cunningham: Ret, Scutch, Heckle.” The 47th installment of the Pomona College Museum of Art’s Project Series will present sculpture and drawings by Los Angeles-based artist Krysten Cunningham. RUTH CHANDLER WILLIAMSON GALLERY: 1030 Columbia Ave., at 11th and Columbia Streets on the Scripps College campus. Wednesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. during exhibitions. Free admission. 6073397 or www.scrippscollege.edu/williamson-gallery/. —Through December 15: “Focus on Photographs: Building Photograph Collections at Scripps” features fine photographs and books, including donations by Virginia Adams, C. Jane Hurley Wilson and Michael G. Wilson, Sharon and Michael Blasgen and Carol Vernon and Robert Turbin. On view will be works by Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Julia Margaret Cameron, Graciela Iturbide, Edward Weston and many others. 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 six weeks. Call 621-9091 or email info@squareigallery.com. —Through November 30: Georgette Unis exhibits a series of paintings, which evolve from images of trees.

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COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff Isaac Giron, 10, chats with aquatics coordinator Frank Meskimen on Friday as they enjoy the Formal Feast at AbilityFirst Claremont.

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ractice makes perfect, but it helps when there’s a sweet incentive involved. Last Friday, the 35 eager students of AbilityFirst’s after school program learned this first-hand as volunteers doled out pumpkin pie as part of the nonprofit’s annual “Formal Feast,” a prelude to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Though the pie and the mashed potatoes are always a highlight, the sumptuous celebration is about more than just the stuffing. For the students of AbilityFirst—an organization providing programming for children, teens and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities—it’s about preparing for the unexpected that comes along with the holidays. “When you are an adult with special needs or a developmental disability and there are 20 family members in your home and a bunch of food you aren’t used to, it can be really overwhelming,” said Julie Martin, AbilityFirst’s program director. “We see this as a dress rehearsal.” For the last several weeks leading up to the big feast, the AbilityFirst students have been hard at work in the name of pie, learning etiquette like table manners, pulling out a chair and using a fork and knife. “Even the simplest tasks can be a huge challenge,

something you and I might take advantage of,” said activity leader Brian Obedoza. “That doesn’t mean they should be treated any differently. We are here to help give them the tools they need to be themselves.” The manners classes paid off for 10-year-old Isaac Giron, who doled out his pleases and thank yous with eloquence. “It makes mom and dad happy,” he insisted. The pre-Thanksgiving preparations weren’t limited to table techniques. Students had a hand in the feastday set-up as well. The bountiful banquet was made more lavish with colorful, handcrafted creations fashioned by the pupils themselves. Handmade placemats provided the perfect finishing touch to tables lined with students eagerly waiting for the grubbing to begin. The tables have remained full for the past several years thanks to the teams at LVP Distribution and Wolfe’s Market, responsible for not only providing all the Thanksgiving staples—turkey, stuffing, cranberries, mashed potatoes and gravy and vegetables—but preparing and dishing out the foods as well. Sales representative Chris Pillow went a step further in his dedication to the cause, donning the coveted “turkey suit” for the amusement of the students. Suit or no suit, he is pleased to provide for the AbilityFirst students and for the time spent with his 18-year-old son Ty, who has attended AbilityFirst for the past 10 years.

Richard Napier poses for a photograph with his personalized placemat on Friday during AbilityFirstʼs Formal Feast. The meal is an opportunity for the students to practice their table manners before the start of the holiday season.

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COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff Chaparral Elementary School student Grant Pillow, 8, volunteers to distribute the beverages on Friday before the start of the Formal Feast at AbilityFirst Claremont. Grantʼs father, Chris Pillow, has helped organize the event for the last three years.

“Thanksgiving is about family,” Mr. Pillow said. “The food is great too, but it’s also about getting together with the ones you love.” As Mr. Pillow waddled around in feathered gear, 17-year-old Richard Napier donned a suit of a different kind in anticipation of the special occasion. Richard was the picture of poise in a polished black blazer. “It’s polite,” he said in explanation of his fancy get-up. Richard is not bashful in explaining all he has to be thankful for, such as his iPad loaded with favorite games like Connect Four and Uno, swimming and lifeguards, his family and his mom, who cooks a mean Thanksgiving meal. Among his long list of gratitude, Rich is quick to mention one of the things he is most thankful for. “I love AbilityFirst,” he said without hesitation. “They have a Thanksgiving feast and Santa Claus. It’s fun.” The AbilityFirst staff say they love being able to take part in the fancy meals and holiday fanfare along with their students, but maintain that the biggest perk is something else entirely. “It’s important our students see how valued they are,” Ms. Martin said. “They deserve it.”
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com

LVP Distribution salesman and AbilityFirst parent Chris Pillow entertains the guests with his turkey costume on Friday during the annual Formal Feast at AbilityFirst Claremont. LVP has sponsored the event for three years with employees, and their families, volunteering to help serve.

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ANDERSON Carpet Service. Claremont resident serving Claremont since 1985. Powerful truck mounted cleaning units. Expert carpet repairs and stretching. Senior discounts. 24-hour emergency water damage service. Please call 621-1182.

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

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Landscape Lighting
ENJOY your yard after dark! We offer expert design installation and repair of low voltage lighting. Alan Cantrall Landscaping. 909-224-3327. Contractor Lic.861685.

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.
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Landscaping
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: 909225-8855, 909-982-5965. Lic.585007.

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Tile
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Patio & Decks
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EXCEL PLUMBING
Family owned and operated. 30 plus years experience. Expert plumbing repairs and drain cleaning. Water heaters, faucets, sinks, toilets, disposals, under slab lead detection, sewer video inspection. Licensed, bonded and insured. Lic.673558. 909-945-1995 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.

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.

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

Painting
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.

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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 909-214-6773. Tom Day Tree Service.

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

Power Washing
D&L Services FROM ROOFTOP TO SIDEWALK Hot or cold exterior washing. Owner operated for 25 years. Free estimates. 909-262-5790

Tree Care
Dale's Tree Service
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Personal Driver
PERSONAL driver. I can drive you to the airport, a doctor’s appointment, or to visit family anywhere within California. 909-205-3247.

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

Rain Gutters
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Window Washing
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KPW PAINTING
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Roofing
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 226577 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Wayne M. Kimbrough Electric Heating A/C Ref., WMK Electric HVAC, WMK Companies, 645 Saint Paul Street, Pomona, CA 91767. Registrant(s): Wayne Martin Kimbrough, 645 St. Paul Street, Pomona, CA 91767. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above in January, 1979. /s/ Wayne M. Kimbrough Title: GM This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 11/01/13. 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: November 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 227487 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Teeology, 1642 Westwood Blvd., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Mailing address: 1605 Stone Canyon Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90077. Registrant(s): American Groove, Inc., 1605 Stone Canyon Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90077. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 10/07/2013. /s/ Lior Zohar Title: CFO This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 11/04/13. 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: November 15, 22, 29 and December 6, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013224322 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as AC XPERTS, 245 San Lorenzo St., Pomona, CA 91766. Registrant(s): Theva Keophakdy, 245 San Lorenzo St., Pomona, CA 91766. 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/ Theva Keophakdy Title: Owner This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 10/29/13. 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: November 15, 22, 29 and December 6, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 231868 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Clothe, 2135 W Silvertree Rd., Claremont, CA 91711. Registrant(s): Melissa Smith, 2135 W Silvertree Ave, Claremont, CA 91711. Greg Smith, 2135 W Silvertree Ave, Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by a Married Couple. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Melissa Smith Title: Owner This statement was filed with the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 11/08/13. 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: November 15, 22, 29 and December 6, 2013

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Trustee Sale No. 452910CA Loan No. 0015075401 Title Order No. 917837 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12-22-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12-13-2013 at 9:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01-02-2007, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20070003416, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: RUDOLPH SALAZAR AND LINDA SALAZAR, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS., as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (MERS), SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, ENCORE CREDIT CORP., IT'S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA Legal Description: LOT 33 OF TRACT 39539, IN THE CITY OF WALNUT, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 997, PAGES 58 TO 60 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $973,031.33 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 19356 EMPTY SADDLE ROAD WALNUT, CA 91789 APN Number: 8734-048009 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 11-15-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: www.lpsasap.com or 1-714-730-2727 www.priorityposting.com or 1-714-573-1965 www.auction.com or 1-800-280-2832 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales & Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for “Advanced Search” to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1-800-2802832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. P1071288 11/22, 11/29, 12/06/2013

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APN: 8307-024-005 TS No: CA05002329-13-1 TO No: 1491481 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED May 21, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On December 17, 2013 at 09:00 AM, Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on May 28, 2004 as Instrument No. 04 1378486 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by BRENDA BREEN, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as nominee for COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 839 ENDICOTT DRIVE, CLAREMONT, CA 91711 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $148,154.78 (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 Priority Posting and Publishing at 714-573-1965 for information regarding the Trustee's Sale or visit the Internet Web site address listed below for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA05002329-13-1. 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: November 18, 2013 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA05002329-131 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-2528300 Joseph Barragan, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Priority Posting and Publishing at 714-573-1965 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P1071518 11/22, 11/29, 12/06/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 226178 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as AARON HOME, 2816 Marco Court, La Verne, CA 91750. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1542, Upland, CA 91785-1542. Registrant(s): ZARAHEMLA INCORPORATED, 2816 Marco Court, 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 March 14, 1988. /s/ Jill Criscione Title: Treasurer This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 10/31/13. 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: November 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 225011 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as La Bella Spa, 410 Auto Center Dr., Claremont, CA 91711. Registrant(s): Liu Xiuzhen, 1539 S. Abbot Ave., Apt. C, San Gabriel, CA 91776. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 09/28/2013. /s/ Xiu Zhen Liu This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 10/30/13. 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: November 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 225079 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ARTIST TRAIT, SQUARE I GALLERY, 110 Harvard, Claremont, CA 91711. Registrant(s): ETANA INC, 5050 Arrow Hwy, Montclair, CA 91763. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 10/09/08. /s/ Walter Ebrahimzadeh Title: CEO This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 10/30/13. 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: November 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2013 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: KS017519 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: AMELIA R. RABINO Filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: ROBERT ANDREW ZUNIGA to Proposed name: BOBBY ANDREW TRUJILLO THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: December 11, 2013 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept.: J Room: 418, 4th Floor Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 East Judicial District A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CLAREMONT COURIER, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205B Claremont, CA 91711 /s/ Dan T. Oki, Dated: October 24, 2013 Judge of the Superior Court Petitioner: Amelia R. Rabino, In Pro Per 6907 Oriole Street La Verne, CA 91750 Tel.: 951-255-2174 PUBLISH: 11/08/13, 11/15/13, 11/22/13, 11/29/13

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 110112780 Title Order No. 11-0094031 APN No. 8664-012-004 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/08/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ANEESA B SAMAAN AND HANNA MIKHAIL, MARRIED TO EACH OTHER, dated 08/08/2007 and recorded 8/9/2007, as Instrument No. 20071868685, 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 12/17/2013 at 1:00PM, In the main dining room of the Pomona Masonic Temple, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, California 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: 1360 OAK RIDGE DRIVE, LA VERNE, CA, 91750. 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 $707,723.08. 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 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 11-0112780. 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: 01/12/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 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. FEI # 1006.154398 11/22, 11/29, 12/06/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013223643 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CESARSPLUMBING, 907 E. Olive St., Pomona, CA 91766. Registrant(s): Cesar Quezada, 907 E. Olive St., Pomona, CA 91766. 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/ Cesar Quezada Title: Owner This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 10/28/13. 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: November 22, 29, December 6 and 13, 2013

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the Municipal Code of the City of Claremont and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), that the City Council will hold a public hearing regarding a proposal from a private developer (Taylor Morrison of California, LLC.) to amend the approved Tentative Tract Map #68052 involving properties located at 560 and 618 West Base Line Road. The City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider the subject application (File #TTM 68052AMD) and the related Addendum to the previously approved Mitigated Negative Declaration on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Council Chamber, 225 West Second Street. At this time, all interested persons are invited to appear and be heard. The Planning Commission was an advisory body on this matter and made a positive recommendation on the amendment to the approved Tentative Tract Map, Addendum to the approved Mitigated Negative Declaration, time extension for entitlements associated with the approved Tentative Tract Map, and minor amendment to the approved Shared Parking Agreement. The City Council is the decision-making body for the proposal. Approved Project On July 24, 2007, the City Council approved the previously proposed project and its associated Tentative Tract Map, a Conditional Use Permit, a Minor Exception Permit and a Shared Parking Agreement. The approved project consisted of two commercial lots and one residential lot. The commercial lots included adaptive reuse of two of the four existing historic structures located along Base Line Road (foreman’s house and pump house) as commercial office use. The residential portion consisted of 60 residential, for-sale units designed as attached townhouses, lofts, or carriage units. The remaining two historic structures (barns) were approved to be modified into residential units. All of the units were designated for sale at market rate with the exception of eight units, which would be offered as moderate-income housing pursuant to the City’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance and dispersed throughout the project site. The ordinance requires that for-sale residential projects reserve 15 percent of the units at an affordable rate. Additionally, in accordance with the City’s Density Bonus Ordinance, the ordinance mandates that development projects that incorporate affordable housing, be entitled to other incentives to help enable the construction of affordable housing. These benefits were being utilized by the developer in the approved project. Proposed Amendment The amended development plans include minor technical revisions to the approved project, which consist of changes in lot configurations, site design and layout, unit sizes and types, and the adaptive reuse of two of the four historic buildings. The number of proposed units will remain at 60, which is consistent with the approved project. Nine of the units would front Base Line Road, which would be accessed on foot by walkways connecting to the public sidewalk. Enclosed individual private patios would be located between the units and Base Line Road. Parking for these units would be provided by the attached parking garages at the rear of the units and accessed via an internal drive aisle for the development. The remainder of the units would be internal to the site, which also includes common open space areas and an internal walkway system that would provide access to the main entry of the units. These units would also include clearly defined individual private patios and attached parking garages. Residential buildings would be a mix of two- and three-story high buildings; however, three-story buildings are internal to the site, where the perceived height of these taller structures is mitigated in part by a grade difference of approximately 8 to 19 feet from the Base Line Road frontage. All units would continue to be for sale at market rate with the exception of eight units which will be reserved as moderate-income housing pursuant to the City’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance. Concessions would continue to be requested by the applicant as incentives towards the development of the property per the City’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance and State Density Bonus Law. The amended project would also continue to preserve and reuse all four of the site’s historic structures. The two structures along Base Line Road (foreman’s house and pump house) would continue to be used for commercial-office use; however, the two barns are now proposed for long-term use by the community. The larger of the two barns would be used as a community center to compliment the common open space that is proposed directly north of the building, and the other barn would be used as a carport and a small picnic space. A hearing on the design elements of the project will be conducted at a later date by the City’s Architectural

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Commission for which further notice will be given. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City prepared an addendum to the adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the original tentative project in order to address the proposed changes to the approved project. An Addendum to the MND was determined to be the appropriate form of environmental analysis under State CEQA Guidelines Sections 15162 and 15164, based on the finding that he proposed changes to the approved project only includes minor technical changes that does not require a preparation of a subsequent MND. Copies of the applications, Tentative Tract Map amendment, technical studies and documents, and the MND Addendum are available for review with the Planning Division located at Claremont City Hall, 207 Harvard Avenue. City Hall is open Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Associate Planner Joanne Hwang at (909) 399-5353, or send written comments to P.O. Box 880, Claremont, CA 91711. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in a City meeting should contact the City Clerk at 909/399 5461 “VOICE” or 1-800/735-2929 “TT/TTY” at least three (3) working days prior to the meeting, if possible. CITY CLERK CITY OF CLAREMONT Publish: November 29, 2013 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: REBECCA LEE AKA BEKKI LEE CASE NO. BP147150 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of REBECCA LEE AKA BEKKI LEE. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by DAVID E. HANSEN in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that DAVID E. HANSEN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 01/13/14 at 8:30AM in Dept. 9 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner PAUL D. HELD SHEA & HELD 414 YALE AVE # C CLAREMONT CA 91711 11/29, 12/6, 12/13/13 CNS-2560909# CLAREMONT COURIER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013237882 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE VILLAGE MUTT, 665 East Foothill Blvd., Suite G, Claremont, CA 91711. Mailing address: 9257 Pepperidge Lane, Alta Loma, CA 91701. Registrant(s): April Bank, 9257 Pepperidge Lane, Alta Loma, CA 91701. Brian S Bank, 9257 Pepperidge Lane, Alta Loma, CA 91701. This business is conducted by a Married Couple. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Brian S Bank Title: Co Owner This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 11/18/13. 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: November 22, 29, December 6 and 13, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 234927 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Little Village Child Care, Aberin Family Child Care, 1405 Regis Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. Mailing address: 1405 Regis Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. Registrant(s): Jeanette Aberin, 1405 Regis Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Jeanette Aberin Title: Owner This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 11/13/13. 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: November 22, 29, December 6 and 13, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 242040 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as P.C.H. CONSTRUCTION, 610 Charleston Drive, Claremont, CA 91711. Registrant(s): Jason Christopher Humason, 610 Charleston Drive, Claremont, CA 91711 . This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 10/24/2013. /s/ Jason Christopher Humason Title: Owner This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 11/22/13. 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: November 29, December 6, 13 and 20, 2013

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 242155 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PREMIER REAL ESTATE CONSULTING, PREMIER MANAGEMENT GROUP, 310 N. Indian Hill Blvd., #420, Claremont, CA 91711. Registrant(s): Marlena Regina Monroe, 741 W. 1st St., Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 11/04/2004. /s/ Marlena Regina Monroe Title: Owner This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 11/22/13. 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: November 29, December 6, 13 and 20, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 238996 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as COTC SERVICE COMPANY, 332 Westpoint Drive, Claremont, CA 91711. Registrant(s): Aaron Burch, 332 Westpoint Drive, Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 10/22/2013. /s/ Aaron Burch Title: Owner This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 11/19/13. 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: November 29, December 6, 13 and 20, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 232998 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as WFTW, Word For The World, Word For The World Ministries, 2058 N. Mills Avenue, #356, Claremont, CA 91711-2812. Registrant(s): Word For The World Church, Inc., 2201 N. Central Expressway, Suite 225, Richardson, TX 75080-2718. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 09/01/2013. /s/ Nickolas Popoff Title: Vice President This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 11/12/13. 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: November 29, December 6, 13 and 20, 2013

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 233018 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PUFC, Peter Popoff Ministries, 2058 N. Mills Avenue, #356, Claremont, CA 91711-2812. Registrant(s): People United For Christ, Inc., 550 College Commerce Way, Upland, CA 91786-4377. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 09/01/2013. /s/ Nickolas Popoff Title: Vice President This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 11/12/13. 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: November 29, December 6, 13 and 20, 2013 SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE 2013-10 OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIAAMENDING TITLE 15 OF THE CLAREMONT MUNICIPAL CODE AND ADOPTING THE 2013 CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODES AND CERTAIN AMENDMENTS NECESSARY TO MEET LOCAL CONDITIONS INTRODUCED AT THE NOVEMBER 12, 2013 REGULAR CLAREMONT CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND ADOPTED AT THE NOVEMBER 26, 2013 REGULAR CLAREMONT CITY COUNCIL MEETING (Full text of this ordinance is on file in the office of the City Clerk and on the City of Claremont website: www.ci.claremont.ca.us) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Claremont is proposing a new ordinance amending Title 15 of the Claremont Municipal Code and adopting the 2013 California Building Codes. The proposed ordinance will continue all of Claremont’s local amendments. Title 24 of the California Administrative Code requires local jurisdictions to enforce the most recent editions of the California Building Codes as referenced in the California Building Standards Code. The proposed ordinance adopts the following 2013 California Building Codes by reference: 1. The 2013 California Building Code 2. The 2013 California Electrical Code 3. The 2013 California Mechanical Code 4. The 2013 California Plumbing Code 5. The 2013 California Fire Code 6. The 2013 California Energy Code 7. The 2013 California Green Building Code The Health and Safety Code allows the City to make local modifications to said 2013 California Building Codes, and the following information represents a summary of the proposed modifications and changes to Title 15 of the Claremont Municipal Code. The proposed ordinance continues some local modifications to the California Building Codes that currently exist within the provisions of Ordinance Nos. 89-24, 91-7, 96-01, and 02-05. The City has historically made amendments to the State’s code to address local issues. These address the following: • Fire Code for the Consolidated Fire Protection District of Los Angeles County • Fire protection standards for Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone • Automatic fire sprinklers for new 5,000 square feet of non-residential construction except for open parking garages, • Fire retardant roofing throughout the City of Claremont • Fence, wall, water tank, and prefabricated swimming pool permits • Review of demolition requests for historic buildings • Establishment of fees through resolution • Completion bonds for temporary certificate of occupancy The PUBLIC HEARING will be held on Tuesday November 26, 2013, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber located at 225 West Second Street, Claremont. The City Council is the decision-making body of ordinances. A copy of the proposed ordinance and the supporting materials are available for public review at the City Clerk’s Office and the Community Development Department’s public counter, located at City Hall, 207 Harvard Avenue. Persons are invited to comment on the proposed ordinance by writing to Building Official Duane Marks, Claremont City Hall, P.O. Box 880, Claremont, CA 91711. For more information on the proposed ordinance, please call Building Official Jeff Baughman at 909/399-5477. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need special assistance to participate in the above-mentioned public hearing, please contact the City Clerk at 909/399-5461 “VOICE” or 1800/735-2929 “TT/TTY.” Notification of three (3) working days prior to the meeting or time when special services are needed will assist City staff in assuring that reasonable arrangements can be made to provide access to the staff meeting. Lynne Fryman, City Clerk City of Claremont Contact: Jeff Baughman, Building Official, 909/399-5477 STATE OF CALIFORNIA ) COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES ) ss. CITY OF CLAREMONT ) I, Lynne E. Fryman, City Clerk of the City of Claremont, County of Los Angeles, State of California, hereby certify that the foregoing Ordinance No. 201310 was introduced for first reading at a regular meeting of the City Council on the 12th day of November, 2013. That thereafter, said Ordinance was passed and adopted at a regular meeting of the City Council on the 26th day of November, 2013, by the following vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: SCHROEDER, PEDROZA, CALAYCAY, LYONS, NASIALI NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE ABSTAINED: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE /s/ Lynne E. Fryman ________________________________ City Clerk Publish: November 29, 2013

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