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OBITS/ PAGE 11, 12
Danbury students, teachers have a blast /
CHS freshman Annie Boos takes
the lead at CIF track finals/
Danbury teacher Debbie McCurdy does her best to avoid the splash from a water rocket that took off prema-
turely on Tuesday during family science night at the school. Students and their families came out for a cou-
ple of hours of fun, experimenting with the scientific properties of water and air. Danbury, along with the CUSD
special education program district-wide, will soon undergo some changes in staffing and administration.
Claremont officers
take to the streets for
a special run /
Ben Harper celebrates ‘home’
at the Folk Music Festival/PAGE 24
COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff
City compensation surveys
Dear Editor:
Compensation surveys for job classifi-
cations have proven over the decades to
be the most proficient and reliable way to
determine the going, fair-market rate for
all workers. Private enterprise and gov-
ernment institutions alike have universally
adopted this recruitment method in order
to guarantee attracting the most qualified
personnel for existing positions.
Councilmember Opanyi Nasiali states
that he is in favor of Claremont city staff
“being compensated well,” however, he
does not support the concept of classifica-
tion surveys because it makes him feel
“uncomfortable” in that it reminds him of
the “arms race.”
We are tired of politicians using the ex-
cuse of their feelings of discomfort about
making critical decisions and, worse yet,
trotting out non-sequiturs as rationale to
support their views, especially when it
pertains to the livelihood of hard working
government employees.
Mr. Nasiali fails to live up to intelligent
political standards when he shrugs off his
duty to make informed decisions based
upon critical thinking and sound scientific
survey research methods. What would he
have human resources managers do to de-
termine fair compensation? Examine tea
leaves under the full moon in Johnson’s
Pasture? How are rational decisions to be
made if not through the use of these tools
of logical inquiry?
The concern here extends beyond this
particular matter to all manner of govern-
ment decisions based upon survey re-
search evidence. If the gathering of
empirical data as the basis of decision
making is not adhered to, and is replaced
by anecdotal evidence and personal senti-
ment, where does rational inquiry end and
solipsism take over?
Rose Ash
Glenn A. Goodwin
Restraint by police
Dear Editor:
It has taken 49 years of living in Clare-
mont, but at last I have received some-
thing that usually only politicians receive.
That is, a personal attack in the
COURIER. On Friday, May 30, Randy
Scott wrote that he doesn’t appreciate my
In my letter published May 23, I cited
three instances of questionable shooting
by police officers, two of them in Clare-
mont. Mr. Scott mentions only the third
example, the recent police shooting of the
motorist who was backing up.
If I am going to state, or insinuate, any-
thing, it is that police in many departments
are too quick to shoot people. In case of
doubt, I refer the reader to my first exam-
ple, the case where two innocent, hard-
working women in a pickup truck were
fired upon by 80 shots in Los Angeles.
Miraculously, both survived the fusillade.
A reminder: Small minds focus on per-
sonalities; bigger minds focus on issues. I
welcome further discussion of the issue of
shootings of individuals by police officers.
I agree with Mr. Scott when he writes,
“We should all be accountable for our ac-
tions.” I would add that police, possessing
deadly force, bear a special and heavy
duty to use that force with care and re-
Hal Durian
Claremont COURIER/Friday, June 6, 2014 2
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Claremont teacher, frustrated by
what he sees as persecution on the
part of the Claremont Unified
School District, now faces termination.
Over the past months, Claremont High School so-
cial studies teacher Dave Lukkarila has sent hundreds
of updates on his struggles with CUSD administra-
tors, teacher’s union representatives and school board
members to the personal email accounts of nearly 200
members of the district community.
In late March of 2012, Mr. Lukkarila was placed on
paid administrative leave, pending dismissal under
the Education Code. He was suspended on charges
stemming from complaints by CHS staffers that his
behavior made them feel unsafe, according to CUSD
Superintendent Jim Elsasser. Mr. Lukkarila is cur-
rently on unpaid suspended status.
Mr. Lukkarila has maintained from the start such
allegations are false and that he has not been given
the opportunity to defend himself. In April, he de-
manded an Office of Administration Hearing. In an
OAH, a panel—which includes a representative cho-
sen by the district and another selected by the em-
ployee whose job is at stake—makes a binding
determination of whether the staffer should be termi-
nated or not. Unless either Mr. Lukkarila or CUSD re-
quests a continuance, that hearing is coming up in a
matter of weeks.
Mr. Lukkarila’s emails—more than 300 of which
have been sent to the COURIER since June 2012—
have typically been met with little response. That’s
not the case, however, for a May 27 missive in which
he attacked school board member Sam Mowbray in
an expletive-filled tirade. Among other statements,
Mr. Lukkarila said he was looking forward to urinat-
ing and defecating on the board member’s grave, a
statement he later classified as no more than a color-
ful metaphor.
The language was such that CUSD Superintendent
Jim Elsasser—who described the email as “laced with
crudeness, profanity and angry expressions”—felt
compelled to respond with a statement to the
“The email was deemed to be threatening by Dr.
Mowbray and others, who reported such to the district
and the Claremont Police Department. Accordingly,
the district is investigating these recent concerns and
working closely with those affected, along with the
Claremont Police Department,” Mr. Elsasser wrote.
“The district cannot, at this time, comment further on
this ongoing personnel matter, other than to assure
staff and others in our community that the safety and
wellbeing of our students, staff, and school officials is
always our first priority.” Mr. Elsasser’s full state-
ment can be seen in the online version of this story at
In an interview with the COURIER, Mr. Lukkarila
said he has no plans to harm anyone. He followed up
his electronic confrontation of Mr. Mowbray with an
email in which he apologized for his profanity, but
noted he would continue to hold Mr. Mowbray ac-
countable for his “leadership responsibility.”
The COURIER spoke to Police Chief Paul Cooper,
who said that while “Mr. Lukkarila is clearly emo-
tionally distraught and frustrated with lengthy labor
issues he is having,” the teacher’s language does not
fit the definition of a criminal threat and no formal
police report has been filed, according to Lieutenant
Mike Ciszek.
“The guidelines are pretty specific,” Chief Cooper
said. “You have to threaten to commit a crime that
can result in bodily injury to you or others. It has to
be unequivocal, unconditional, immediate and spe-
Chief Cooper noted that Mr. Lukkarila said he also
feels threatened and has requested police presence at
various district meetings he plans to attend. A Clare-
mont police officer was stationed outside a recent
meeting of the teacher’s union at El Roble Intermedi-
ate School, but Mr. Lukkarila opted to not attend.
Mr. Lukkarila has written several mass emails since
his apology, airing grievances against a variety of
people and organizations. These include Claremont
Faculty Association president Dave Chamberlain,
whom he says has manufactured charges against him;
the COURIER, which he has accused of being unpro-
fessional and biased; school board member Hilary La-
Conte, whom he calls a “New-Age fascist”; and CFA
rep Kim Breen, who he has said “should have hand-
cuffs on her wrists with an orange jumpsuit.”
In a Tuesday email, he warned Mr. Elsasser that he
plans to defeat him legally before seeking punitive
damages. “You can run back to Anaheim but even
then we will pursue you—individually—for every
dollar you now—unlawfully—seek to take from our
futures,” Mr. Lukkarila wrote.
A longstanding conflict
Mr. Lukkarila has a lot on his plate.
On May 23, the results of the most recent CFA
election, in which Mr. Lukkarila ran for president,
were announced. He lost to incumbent Mr. Chamber-
lain, 237 to 1.
He is preparing for the impending employment
hearing, where he will be expected to make a case
against his potential firing. He says the charges
against him were based on an anonymous petition. In
the wake of the petition, Mr. Lukkarila said he was
scrutinized by an armed private investigator at the be-
hest of the district’s law firm, Fagan, Friedman &
Fulfrost, whom he believes is systematically corrupt.
He also contends that while administrators worked to
fire him, his students were lured into interviews in
Teacher calls potential dismissal unwarranted, lashes out via email
The Claremont City Council held a special meeting
and workshop Monday, June 2 at the City Council
Chamber to discuss the proposed revisions to the city’s
Tree Policies and Guidelines Manual. Much like the
previous workshops hosted by city staff, residents
voiced their concerns about several of the suggested
To the delight of Sustainable Claremont’s Tree Ac-
tion Group (TAG), their voices are being heard.
“We’ve raised our questions and asked council to re-
examine the use of poisons and the pruning policy for
our city’s urban landscape,” says Mark von Wodtke
with TAG. “The city council has heard us and agreed
it’s worth looking into. The proposed updated tree pol-
icy was sent back to city staff to further address these is-
As the COURIER reported last month, the city
adopted the Tree Policies and Guidelines Manual in
1997. The 81-page manual serves as a defining set of
rules for proper maintenance and enhancement of the
city’s urban forest of more than 20,000 trees.
Although last revised in 2011, city staff recognized
the need to update the current manual and, in June 2013,
suggested soliciting public input in doing just that.
Claremont’s Tree Committee as well as the Commu-
nity and Human Services Commission were in agree-
ment and so began the lengthy revision process.
Despite the council’s decision to send the revisions
back to city staff, they did support and approve the al-
location of $12,500 to retain the Inland Urban Forest
Group to update and expand the Designated Street Tree
List recommended by city staff.
More drought-tolerant species are expected to be on
the list, an addition that should help with the ongoing
concern the drought is having on Claremont’s leaf-
scape and the lack of supplementary watering methods.
“Mayor Lyons is going to provide some leadership to
get the city trees some relief, but the problem is Clare-
mont is so complacent. We’re really living on our lau-
rels and we need to recognize the urgency of this
matter,” according to Mr. von Wodtke. “We shouldn’t
be behind the curve on this, we should be in front of it.”
One innovative suggestion is the use of infrared im-
agery on the city’s urban forest to determine which trees
are stressed. Unfortunately, Claremont doesn’t have the
capability to implement this at the present but with a
title like “City of Trees,” perhaps it’s something to se-
riously take under consideration, according to Mr. von
“We need GIS software that handles that kind of im-
agery,” he said. “If the city had an Urban Forester in
house, it would be much more cost-effective than send-
ing it out to a contracted servicer.”
The good news is the city council has made trees and
Claremont’s urban forest a priority. The bad news is the
city is not replacing trees at the rate Claremont is losing
them and with little relief from the drought in sight, wa-
tering methods will continue to be an issue.
“I hope they are going to set up some mobile water
capabilities to address it,” says Mr. von Wodtke. “The
city has all sorts of disaster preparedness, which is
great, but not for the disaster that is happening to our
trees right now.”
The city council is scheduled to meet again on Tues-
day, June 10.
—Angela Bailey
Council agrees to explore concerns of tree action group
COURIER photo/Steven Felschudneff
Claremont Police Corporal Sean Evans stands guard
outside a recent Claremont Faculty Association meet-
ing at El Roble Intermediate School.
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which they were encouraged to share
damaging information about him.
The COURIER has submitted a pub-
lic records request for the private inves-
tigator’s report and the district has
replied that it will be provided by
Thursday, June 12.
Mr. Lukkarila must also prepare for a
September hearing with the Public Em-
ployee Relations Board (PERB) involv-
ing complaints that that the district is
not taking his grievances seriously and
that he is being forced out of his job via
unsubstantiated and insubstantial
charges. He has filed 11 complaints
with PERB against CUSD in the last
year and a half. Many of the charges
have been dismissed as containing in-
sufficient evidence to merit a hearing
and others have been withdrawn by Mr.
He was granted a PERB hearing in
May based on his charges that water in-
filtration was threatening the health of
CHS staff and students and that he was
being singled out for punishment as a
whistleblower. He failed to meet the
judge’s timeline with regards to docu-
ment submission, so the case was with-
drawn. Mr. Lukkarila can still re-file
those charges if he wishes, but will
have to start all over at the beginning of
the process.
Mr. Lukkarila filed seven other
PERB charges against the Claremont
Faculty Association, according to union
member and Sumner Elementary
teacher Joe Tonan. Mr. Lukkarila
claims the teacher’s union has not rep-
resented him fairly, while union reps
contend that they “continue to offer
him all the support that is his due as a
CFA member,” Mr. Tonan said. Most of
Mr. Lukkarila’s PERB charges against
the faculty union have been denied and
he has withdrawn a few of them. One
PERB charge is still pending the
judge’s determination on whether it
merits a hearing.
“CFA is confident that it will be re-
jected by the PERB board as every
other one was,” Mr. Tonan said.
Mr. Lukkarila says he has little
choice but to fight against a biased dis-
trict in every legal way possible. He
says his troubles with the district began
after he filed a Williams Complaint
with the California Department of Edu-
cation (CDE) in February of 2012,
maintaining that leakage in the class-
rooms in the 700 quad of Claremont
High School was causing dangerous
mold to sprout. He was right.
The district responded to the com-
plaint by hiring a company specializing
in health and environmental risk assess-
ment, which detected four feet of black
mold growing in a classroom near to
the one in which Mr. Lukkarila taught.
Forty feet of mold was also found
growing outdoors in the area, on a ply-
wood ceiling of an overhang.
The district hired a company to clean
up the mold, reported to the state about
the measures they had taken, and the
CDE agreed that CUSD had fixed the
problem to the best of its ability.
Mr. Lukkarila appealed that decision
and then, before his appeal could be ad-
dressed, filed a second Williams Com-
plaint. In the second complaint, he
asserted that the measures the district
took to alleviate the mold were superfi-
cial and failed to address larger issues
of poorly-maintained facilities. He also
said that he was being harassed as a
whistleblower. Mr. Lukkarila maintains
that following the mold incident, CHS
Principal Brett O’Connor made an un-
usual number of visits to his classroom
to scrutinize his teaching.
Mr. Lukkarila said he was subject to
observations over five consecutive
days, two of which yelded an unfavor-
able assessment, following his report-
ing of the mold. A summary report of
the observations was issued in mid-
February. Mr. Lukkarila disputed the
accuracy and conclusions of the report,
and requested that administrators de-
stroy them, along with all reports of
“pop-in” observations of his classroom.
In the following four-month period, Mr.
Lukkarila alleges that he was visited 12
times in the classroom for observation,
a figure that is in excess of what is per-
mitted by the Claremont teacher’s
union collective bargaining agreement.
Along with the Williams Complaints
and PERB charges, Mr. Lukkarila has
filed about 15 grievances with the
school district. When they were re-
jected, he appealed the district’s deci-
sion to the teacher’s union. In each
case, the union has rejected his appeal,
accepting the determination of Mr. El-
sasser and other CUSD administrators.
In a recent email, Mr. Lukkarila, who
was described as “a favorite” among
students by a 2009 CHS graduate, said
he won’t let his career and reputation
be destroyed without a fight.
“I have done nothing wrong and will
defeat CUSD in a real PERB court-
room, if not others,” he wrote. “My
family has no other choice and I will
spend every business hour moment pur-
suing legal matters, because that’s what
[my wife and I] did to earn our career,
started by substitute teaching on both of
our parts, followed by [a combined] 40
years of successful teaching—typi-
cally—including summers.”
—Sarah Torribio
Wednesday, May 28
A thief gave new meaning to the
phrase “tailgating” when he literally
stole the tailgate off the back of a truck
parked at the Claremont School of The-
ology. The unknown suspect removed
the back gate of a Dodge Ram between
8:40 a.m. and 2:20 p.m., while it was
parked on the east side of the parking
lot. Damages were estimated around
* * * *
An unknown suspect broke into a
Claremont home and made off with a
new wardrobe. Sometime between May
26 and May 28, a thief busted a hole in
a pedestrian garage door, attempting to
gain entry to a home located on the 700
block of Marlboro Court. When that
didn’t work, the burglar broke a win-
dow in the rear of the house and ran-
sacked the homeowner’s bedroom,
taking purses, clothing and paperwork
valued at $1,050.
Thursday, May 29
A thief stole a navigation system
from a vehicle in a Claremont neigh-
borhood. Around 8:30 p.m., the un-
known suspect broke the passenger side
window of a parked car on the 800
block of Manchester Court and made
off with an $800 Garmin motorcycle
GPS system. The suspect remains at
large, likely with an improved sense of
Friday, May 30
T-Mobile’s slogan may be “stick to-
gether,” but a thief discovered all you
need is a screwdriver to break them
apart. A male Hispanic in his mid 30s
entered the cellular store on the 400
block of Auto Center Drive around 3
p.m. and literally lifted a Samsung
Galaxy S5, valued at $690, from its dis-
play stand. The unknown suspect was
seen leaving the scene in a green, late
model Chevy Suburban or Tahoe. He
better not flee too far, those roaming
charges can be brutal.
Saturday, May 31
Trouble is brewing for three suspects
arrested at a local Starbucks after em-
ployees notified police of their attempt
to use stolen gift cards. Around 10 p.m.,
officers discovered two of the suspects
in the ladies room of the popular cof-
feehouse located on the 800 block of
South Indian Hill Boulevard. Their
problems went from tall to grande dur-
ing questioning when officers found
drugs, drug paraphernalia and stolen
gift cards on their persons. Police also
discovered that Claremont resident
Joanna Regan had two outstanding
warrants. The 24-year-old was arrested
and charged with three felonies in addi-
tion to delaying an officer and is being
held without bail. The second suspect,
27-year-old transient Jeffrey Wolford,
was arrested for possession of drugs
and paraphernalia and released on
$10,000 bail. A third man tied to the
pair, Pomona resident Alejandro Ros-
ales, was released with a ticket.
Sunday, June 1
If you need proof that drinking im-
pairs your ability to drive, then Pomona
resident George Molina is your man.
The 24-year-old was driving near
Towne and Harrison Avenues around 2
a.m. when he caught the attention of
Claremont officers by failing to dim his
high beams. Officers then witnessed the
suspect as he failed to stop at a cross-
walk and signal before making a right
turn into a curb. With a blood alcohol
content of more than twice the legal
limit, Mr. Molina was arrested, booked
and later released on $15,000 bail.
Monday, June 2
A Yucaipa woman was arrested for
drunk driving after Claremont police
officers spotted her drifting between
lanes. Rebecca Medrano was traveling
on Towne Avenue near Interstate 10
around 2:30 a.m. when officers pulled
her over. According to Lt. Ciszek, the
22-year-old displayed signs of intoxica-
tion and was found to be over the legal
limit. Ms. Medrano was arrested and
released on $5,000 bail.
—Angela Bailey
Claremont COURIER/Friday, June 6, 2014 4
continued from previous page
nder the city of Claremont’s Inclusion-
ary Housing Ordinance, new residential
developments are required to set aside
15 percent of the new units for affordable- to
moderate-income households.
Currently, three new residential developments are accepting
applications for their affordable units. Interested residents
should review the pre-application checklist on the city’s web-
site for information regarding the program details and qualifi-
cation requirements, and follow up by contacting the sales
officer at the desired development.
Contact information for each development is as follows:
CITRUS GLEN, 924 W. Base Line Rd., Claremont
Denise Phillips or John Laughlin
(909) 366-4110
SERRANO I, 785 Huron Plc., Claremont
Charles Rollet
(909) 626-3468
IVY WALK, southwest corner of Indian Hill Boulevard
and Vista Drive, Claremont
Peter Shelton or Caren Harvey
(562) 370-9500
Moderate-income applicants sought
for new housing developments
Claremont COURIER/Friday, June 6, 2014 5
Claremont Unified School District has
taken the reins back from LA County in an ef-
fort to gain more financial and administrative
control when it comes to serving the needs of
special education students.
Because of the change-up, effective this
coming fall, room must be made in CUSD and
neighboring districts for a number of students
once educated through county programs. This
means 45 to 60 new students, some severely
disabled, will be coming to Claremont
schools, according to Assistant Superintend-
ent of Schools Mike Bateman.
As it stands, Danbury Elementary School—
home to some 75 kids with physical disabili-
ties and/or health impairments—will welcome
an estimated 25 new students. The impact of
the influx will be lessened, because about 16
current Danbury students will be transferred
to the Pomona Unified School District. CUSD
offered to keep these inter-district transfer stu-
dents at Danbury for the sake of comfort and
continuity, Mr. Bateman said, but Pomona opted to
make room for the kids in their district.
Minus those transfers, Danbury will ultimately get
only nine or 10 additional students after leaving the
county. El Roble Intermediate School is expecting to
take on four or five new students, while Claremont
High School is planning for 12 to 15 new students. Mr.
Bateman emphasized that the numbers are changing
every day. The final amount of disabled students Clare-
mont will be serving due to the restructuring will be an-
nounced at an August school board meeting.
CUSD is preparing for the change with some new
employees, including new aides and another nurse at
the district as well as two new teachers at Danbury, ac-
cording to Mr. Bateman.
The new hires will be partially funded by a combi-
nation of state and federal funds allocated for every
school child as well as funding aimed at supporting spe-
cial education programs. The district may also benefit
from some sub-grants available to assist students with
multiple disabilities. CUSD also hopes it will eventu-
ally receive a bit more state and federal funding as a re-
sult of the emancipation from Los Angeles County.
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education
Act (IDEA), public schools must provide a free, ap-
propriate education to special education students rang-
ing in age from 3 to 21. Such programs, however, are
not fully funded on either the federal or state level. As
a result, CUSD—like all districts—must support spe-
cial education with money from its general fund, ac-
cording to Assistant Superintendent of Business
Services Lisa Shoemaker.
A bit of background
By state law, all primary and secondary schools must
belong to a Special Education Local Plan Area
(SELPA), an organization responsible for implementing
the requirements of the IDEA.
CUSD belongs to the East San Gabriel Valley
SELPA, a partnership of local districts that pool their
resources to achieve economy of scale and more op-
tions in the area of special education. Other consortium
members include the Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bassett,
Bonita, Charter Oak, Covina-Valley, Glendora,
Pomona, Walnut Valley and West Covina districts.
For three decades, the Los Angeles County Office of
Education has served as the administrative unit for the
East San Gabriel Valley SELPA, distributing funding,
organizing hiring and providing space for students
deemed in need of county programs. No longer.
Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, the
East San Gabriel Valley SELPA will break away
from LACOE, transferring the operation of spe-
cial education programs to member districts.
“The SELPA thought we could run the pro-
grams cheaper and better, rather than having
them administered by LA County,” Mr. Bateman
In a recent statement posted on the East San
Gabriel Valley SELPA website, the consortium
noted that the cost of contracting with the
LACOE has risen sharply in recent years, largely
thanks to the escalating overhead of running the
county offices in Downey.
The local SELPA also hopes the change will
cut red tape.
Currently, if CUSD wants to hire a new spe-
cial education teacher or a classroom or health
aide, they have to go through the LACOE office.
Because LACOE recruits staff for all of Los An-
geles County, there is often a significant delay in
filling vacancies in the east San Gabriel Valley.
The LACOE also designs programs and develops
curricula, so the switch-up will allow Claremont and
other consortium members more freedom in how they
educate students. This academic elbowroom will make
it easier for CUSD to align special education programs
with district curriculum. The referral process for stu-
dents who need special services or would benefit from
transfer to another district specializing in their disabil-
ity will also be streamlined.
The board of the East San Gabriel Valley SELPA,
comprised of the superintendents of each member dis-
trict, also believes students will benefit from being on
a school campus rather than in a classroom in a county
facility, according to the organization’s website.
“Students attending programs on district school sites
will be integral parts of the student body, because they
will be district students rather than LACOE students.
We expect them to benefit socially and academically
from more opportunities for inclusion with their nondis-
abled peers.”
Questions are anticipated
Claremont does not educate all district students with
disabilities but instead reaches out for assistance to dis-
tricts in the local SELPA, each of which has a specialty.
For instance, CUSD regularly sends students who are
deaf or hard of hearing to the Covina Unified School
District, which is known to excel in educating hearing-
impaired students. Azusa schools’ specialty is teaching
visually impaired students, while West Covina is pre-
pared to accept severely emotionally disturbed kids.
CUSD, which specializes in teaching orthopedically
handicapped students as well as kids who are consid-
ered medically fragile, has long accepted students from
other districts falling into those categories.
Claremont parents with special education students
may have some questions, such as, “Will my child have
to transfer to another district based on this policy?”
The East San Gabriel Valley SELPA statement on the
dissolution of its partnership with the Los Angeles Of-
fice of Education, available at, sug-
gests that anyone with questions about what the move
means for their family should contact the director of
special education for their school district.
CUSD Special Education Director Judy Geske had
not returned calls from the COURIER as of press time.
—Sarah Torribio
CUSD prepares for new special education students
AT LEFT: Joseph Cuerbo, 10, and his sister Sarah, 5,
place pennies on the aluminum boat they created
during Danbury School’s family science night. The
siblings were conducting an experiment to see how
much weight their boat could support before it sunk.
COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff
Emma Qu, 3, gets a hand from her mother Jessica and sister Angela
with an experiment about water displacement on Tuesday during
family science night at Danbury Elementary School.
“Hey, guess who retired?”
“Yeah, Marcia! And they didn’t even
give her a send-off! She just left...”
He had told me last year that Marcia was about to re-
tire. I had known Marcia when I was a student at UC
Riverside, from which I graduated in 1985, and she
was in charge of helping the disabled students there get
the equipment and assistance they needed to do the
work for their classes. He has a similar job at another
UC campus and would see Marcia from time to time at
He and I would see each other nearly every year. We
were talking recently at an annual gathering that takes
place over Memorial Day weekend. I have gone to the
gathering in the hills above Malibu every year since
2001, and he has been at most of those as well.
When I began attending the gathering and when I
met him, UC Riverside and Marcia were far in my
past. With the usual and unusual twists and turns,
things were different, and it seemed a lifetime or two
since I graduated. The gathering was very much part of
my life now—something I never thought I would be
doing when I was in Riverside—but then it turned out
that he, in my life now, knew Marcia, knew a part of
my life back then.
This was one of many connections that happen all
the time. Even so, they tend to be a surprise, and this
one was all the more surprising because it was so unex-
pected. Meeting a former disabled UC student may or
may not have been unusual and surprising to him, but
meeting someone who works with disabled UC stu-
dents and who—what’s more—knows someone who
did this with me when I was a UC student was defi-
nitely a surprise for me.
But sometimes a connection that is or should be ex-
pected turns out to be a real shock. I saw this a few
years ago with another UC connection, this time a fel-
low UC Riverside graduate who I had been close to
while there.
I have my complaints about Facebook and don’t go
on it as much as most people seem to, but I have to say
that the way it helps people connect or re-connect is
pretty amazing. This is what happened a few years ago
when I got a message that I wasn’t sure about.
The name of the guy was different, and his picture
was not what I remembered, but there was something
familiar. Could this be Russell, who had been one of
my best friends in college, who I had not seen or heard
from in 25 years, who I had always wondered about?
It turned out that it was Russell and, after a flurry of
excited e-mail messages and about a week, I found my-
self going to have dinner with him in West LA, where
he has been living and working quite successfully.
Going to meet someone who I had not had any contact
with for half of my life was very odd, even scary, but it
was great to see him. I felt bad for losing touch with
him after school, but it’s good that we’re back in touch
and that we see each other from time to time (I told
him I don’t want it to be another 25 years!).
No doubt it will be easier for those who graduated
from the colleges here a few weeks ago not to lose
touch with one another. Not seeing and hearing from
each other for 25 years is much more unlikely now. As
I have noted before, these graduates live much of their
lives online, with Facebook only the beginning and
possibly “so yesterday” (as my nephew informed me
MySpace—remember MySpace?—was about five
years ago).
Whether because of this or despite this, the connec-
tions these graduates have to Claremont will be all the
more important, all the more precious.
This important, precious connection is perhaps most
dramatically seen in such events as Pomona College’s
Alumni Weekend, which always appears to draw a nice
crowd in early May, right before the end of the school
year. Centered on Marston Quad in front of Bridges
Auditorium, it looks like a community carnival or re-
ally like a fete on an English country estate, with color-
ful tents and boxed lunches on the lawn, the class
parade and concerts by the college band and glee club.
Fundraising is doubtlessly what this is all about, but
connections definitely are a big part. This weekend
plays a key role in maintaining and nurturing the ties to
and among the college’s graduates. (When I go by, I
am particularly amused to see the obviously very re-
cent graduates. I wonder how they can afford this little
weekend jaunt, and I imagine them slipping so easily
back into the dorms and whatever favorite nooks, reliv-
ing their college days and nights.)
As busy and buzzy as the alumni weekends are,
there are many, many graduates who don’t attend, but
most will surely find at least a few connections in the
future with their college days. And even with, or per-
haps because of, Facebook or whatever, some may
well be a surprise. And, as me with the city of River-
side, which I really don’t recognize when I’ve had to
go there in recent years, their days in Claremont proba-
bly don’t have much to do with Claremont. (A couple
years ago at Pomona College’s graduation, a student
speaker pronounced Claremont “a nice retirement
Of course, it is a different situation, as it was for me,
for most of those who will be receiving degrees at the
commencement ceremony this next week at Claremont
High School. Claremont will always be so much more
than the town where their school was. As with me,
Claremont, and all its connections, will be part of their
lives, whether settled here or roaming everywhere but
Claremont COURIER/Friday, June 6, 2014 6
Being true to connections
By John Pixley
Dr. Sigmund Freud
A Freudian slip?
Unused turn signals
Dear Editor:
Driving east last week on Arrow
Highway in La Verne, a police patrol
car passed me on the right, changed
lanes five times ahead of me without
turn signals, and stopped to my left
waiting for the light to change to make
a left turn north off of Arrow. I rolled
my window down and said to the offi-
cer, “How about setting an example by
using your turn signals?” He said, “You
didn’t see my signals?” I said, “No.
And you didn’t use them.” The light
changed. He went north and I contin-
ued east.
I’ve got my pet peeves, and unused
turn signals is one of them. When a po-
lice officer doesn’t set an example,
complying with the California Vehicle
Code in obvious ways, it may be a sign
of arrogance, i. e, “I’m the law and I
don’t have to do what civilians have to
do,” or it may be laziness or other ex-
But, until driverless cars populate our
roads and safety and courtesy will be
computerized, drivers are still required
to use turn signals. By the way, they are
not only required when maneuvering,
they are also a courtesy.
How about it? Reduce my peevish-
ness and use your turn signals. By the
way, they usually don’t cancel them-
selves. As a commercial driver, I’ve
been guilty of forgetting to cancel them
after a lane change. That is embarrass-
ing, but it is also a big distraction. A 65-
foot rig with forever-flashing signals
may be a sign that the driver is asleep.
Give that rig extra clearance. Peeved,
Chris Rubel
Voting Rights Act amendment
Dear Editor:
In January, a bipartisan group of Rep-
resentatives did something that is rare
nowadays: they put aside politics to gov-
ern. By introducing HR 3899, the Voting
Rights Amendment Act of 2014
(VRAA), Representatives Sensenbren-
ner, Conyers, Scott and Lewis came to-
gether to forge workable, common sense
solutions that would modernize the elec-
tions process and protect voting rights
against discrimination.
The league was hopeful Congress
would move quickly to repair the dam-
age caused by the Supreme Court’s de-
cision in Shelby v. Holder, but four
months later we are still waiting for ac-
tion to be taken. HR 3899 modernizes
the coverage formula for preclearance to
ensure it is based on recent acts of dis-
crimination and provides narrow mech-
anisms to prevent discrimination in
voting nationwide. It also provides a na-
tional notification system to keep voters
up to date on changes to upcoming elec-
tions. The VRAA is an important step
forward for our democracy, where the
right to vote is not about politics or the
outcome of elections; it is about equality
and justice.
Through the support of league mem-
bers and supporters like you, we’ve al-
ready generated over 35,000 letters to
Congress on this legislation. But we need
to keep the pressure on! If we are to en-
sure that each and every eligible voter is
treated fairly at the ballot box and has an
equal right and equal access to vote, we
must continue to make our voices heard.
Please join the League in calling for a
hearing on HR 3899. Let’s move for-
ward and modernize the Voting Rights
Act to protect our most fundamental
right: the right to vote.
Ellen Taylor
VP for Advocacy
LWV of Claremont Area
Claremont COURIER/Friday, June 6, 2014 7
Another summer of free music approaches
ans of free outdoor gigs have a
while to wait before Claremont
launches its Monday Night Con-
certs in the Park series, which starts soon
after the city’s July 4 celebration and
whose sweet sounds regularly lure 3,000
to 5,000 people to Memorial Park.
This year’s lineup features a number
of perennial favorites, so you may want
to mark your calendar. The schedule is
as follows: The Ravelers (classic rock)
on July 7; The Silverados (country) on
July 14; Cold Duck (‘70s) on July 21;
Kulayd (Doo-Wop/Motown) on July 28;
Upstream (Reggae) on August 4; LCR
(classic rock) on August 11; Boxcar 7
(blues/soul/R&B) on August 18; Night
Blooming Jazzmen (Dixieland jazz) on
August 25; and The Answer (classic
rock) on September 1.
In the meantime, you can get your al
fresco culture fix with the Scripps Col-
lege’s Levitt on the Lawn music series.
The first concert of the summer will be
a Wednesday, June 25 performance by
The Wild Reeds.
The LA based folk-rock quintet fea-
tures frontwomen Kinsey Lee, Sharon
Silva and Mackenzie Howe, who raise
their voices in exquisite harmony and
play instruments like guitar, harmonium,
banjo and auto harp. Nick Jones and
Nick Phakpiseth add drums and percus-
sion and bass, respectively, to the mix.
The Wild Reeds have played exten-
sively across the Los Angeles music
scene and have released two independ-
ent albums, Songs for the Morning, Af-
ternoon and Evening and Even When
the Strong Winds Blow.
Dinner will available for purchase be-
ginning at 6 p.m. from food trucks sta-
tioned at the event. Picnic dinners are
also welcomed, and a limited number of
blankets and lawn chairs will be avail-
able to check out at no cost (ID must be
left for collateral). The performance
starts at 6:30 p.m. This family-friendly
event is sponsored by Levitt Pavilions
and Scripps alumna Elizabeth Levitt
For information on the band, visit For in-
formation on the Levitt on the Lawn se-
ries, call the Scripps College Public
Events Office at (909) 607-9372.
Claremont COURIER/Friday, June 6, 2014 8
hat does Harvey Mudd College
and the Claremont School of
Theology have in common
with the Rockefeller Center and the Mu-
seum of Modern Art in New York, and the
Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and
the United States Embassy in New Delhi,
and the Stanford Medical Center in Palo
Alto, and Busch Memorial Stadium in St.
Louis, and the Eisenhower Medical Cen-
ter in Rancho Mirage, and the AON Cen-
ter in Chicago, and the Beckman
Auditorium at Cal Tech in Pasadena, and
the General Motors Building in New York
City, and...?
They were all designed by one of America’s fore-
most architects of the mid-twentieth century, Edward
Durell Stone, who established an international reputa-
tion and designed buildings throughout the world. Mr.
Stone has been described as a colossus, a visionary
and a giant of modern architecture. Rooted firmly in
the Beaux-Arts style, he moved away from his train-
ing and embraced the International Style for his early
austere and unornamented buildings such as the Mu-
seum of Modern Art in New York City, which earned
him critical acclaim. Then, after World War II, his
monumental architecture, such as the John F.
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washing-
ton, DC, exposed his embracing of popular tastes by
broadening the definition of Modernism that included
Edward Durell Stone was born on March 9, 1902 in
Fayetteville, Arkansas. His family, early settlers of the
region, owned a prosperous dry goods store. Mr.
Stone attended the University of Arkansas, and then
apprenticed himself to Henry R. Shepley in Boston
until 1925. After completing his studies at Harvard
University and the Massachusetts Institute of Tech-
nology, he won the prestigious Rotch Travelling Fel-
lowship, which afforded him the opportunity to travel
throughout Europe and North Africa for two years.
During his travels, he maintained sketchbooks and
completed many fine watercolor drawings in the
Beaux-Arts style.
Mr. Stone returned to New York City in 1929, and
joined the firm of Schultze & Weaver, where he de-
signed the main lobby and grand ballroom of the Wal-
dorf-Astoria Hotel. His work with other architectural
firms included the Rockefeller Center project, as prin-
cipal designer of the Radio City Music Hall and in
conjunction with the interior designer, Donald
Deskey. His relationship with Mr. Deskey led to his
first independent commission in 1933, for Richard
Mandel, whose family owned the Mandel Brothers
department store. Mr. Stone produced a modernist
masterpiece of a home in Mount Kisco, New York,
that was added to the National Register of Historic
Places in 1996.
Mr. Stone was then selected as the architect of the
Museum of Modern Art in New York City that
opened in 1937. It was at this point that he opened his
own office in Rockefeller Center. He continued to de-
sign in the modernist vocabulary for the remainder of
the 1930s but, during an automobile trip across the
country in 1940, he tapped into his Beaux-Arts train-
ing in part due to his growing dissatisfaction with the
austerity of the modernist aesthetic. On the trip, he
visited Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin in Wisconsin, a
visit that encouraged him to seek new forms rooted in
American vernacular design. But his exploration of
this new approach to architecture was interrupted by
World War II.
Mr. Stone enlisted in the Army Air Force in August
1942 as a captain and was promoted to the rank of
major in 1943. He was stationed in Washington, DC,
as the chief of the Planning and Design Section,
where he was responsible for the design of the Army
Air Force bases. He was discharged in November
After his discharge, Mr. Stone reopened his archi-
tectural practice in a townhouse on East 64th Street in
New York City. His commissions during the later part
of the 1940s were mainly single-family homes, but
there were notable exceptions, such as the 300-room
El Panama Hotel in Panama City in 1946. The mod-
ern aspects of the building and its environmentally-
sensitive design generated critical interest and the
hotel was featured in Life magazine in January 1952.
In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Mr. Stone was
the Chief Design Critic and associate professor of ar-
chitecture at the Yale University School of Architec-
ture. The position allowed him to recruit skilled
young staff for his office and his supportive manner
as a teacher and designer created an office environ-
ment that fostered inquiry and experimentation.
During this period, Mr. Stone continued to
explore vernacular architectural forms, incorporating
Wrightian motifs and rustic materiality fused with
modernist sensibilities and the modular construction
techniques he had encountered while designing bases
with the Army Air Force. The influence of Wright
can be seen in the design of Harvey Mudd College,
1956. The Mudd campus contains Wright design ele-
ments and the influence of the International Style,
such as the block construction, low entrances that
opened to higher ceilinged interior spaces, low-cov-
ered walkways and minimal, Beaux-Arts inspired or-
Mr. Stone’s career took-off and he was awarded the
commission for the United States Embassy in New
Delhi, India in 1954, as well as the United States
Pavilion for the 1958 International Exposition in
Brussels, Belgium. Mr. Stone’s design of the New
Delhi Embassy is considered to be his most important
building. His austere modernism was replaced by an
ornate formality and his admirers included Frank
Lloyd Wright, who called it “the only embassy that
does credit to the United States.”
The design of the Embassy is important in that the
concepts Mr. Stone employed can be seen at the cam-
pus of Claremont School of Theology, 1957. It is
modernism, yet speaks of history. As Mr. Stone him-
self said, “I believe the inspiration for a building
should be in the accumulation of history.” He decried
the “passing enthusiasms” of modernism, but did not
dismiss the modernism movement. He asserted that
architecture “should be timeless and convey by its
very fiber the assurance of permanence.”
Much like Millard Sheets, Mr. Stone played with
modernism and traditional forms, creating enduring
architecture. The buildings of the School of Theology,
like the Embassy, exhibit the architect’s trademark tall
columns and wide cantilevered roofs, grille work and
updated decoration. In 1972, Mr. Stone designed the
centerpiece of the campus, the Kresge Chapel, con-
sidered now to be the essence of New Formalism.
A cover story in Time magazine in 1958, led to a
series of important national and international commis-
sions, and Mr. Stone’s firm grew from 20 architects to
more than 200. His office became a stratified corpo-
rate entity and many of the day believed his work be-
came uneven and formulaic. Mr. Stone was shunned
by the critical architectural community for his repudi-
ation of the pure modernist aesthetic, but his office
thrived. United Press International described him as
“the most quoted architect since the death of Frank
Lloyd Wright.”
Despite being shunned by a great many in the ar-
chitectural world, Mr. Stone continued to receive
major architectural commissions into the early 1970s.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
in Washington, DC, the AON Center (formerly the
Standard Oil Building) in Chicago and the Pakistan
Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, are no-
table examples of his late work.
In the last few years, Mr. Stone, who died in 1978,
has again received more notice with the publication of
Edward Durell Stone: A Son’s Untold Story of a
Legendary Architect by Hicks Stone (2011), and
Edward Durell Stone: Modernism’s Populist Ar-
chitect by Mary Anne Hunting (2012). His architec-
ture is being looked at in a new light and with a
growing acceptance of his particular brand of mod-
ernism, now that the “true believers” no longer brand
him an architectural heretic.
Modernism. It seems, that to this day, people either
love it or hate it, with no middle ground. Harvey
Mudd College is often listed on websites declaring it
one of America’s ugliest college campuses. On the
Travel and Leisure list of Ugliest College Campuses,
it ranks #24 and its Beaux-Arts decoration is de-
scribed as “knobbly concrete squares that students of
Harvey Mudd affectionately call ‘warts’ and use as
hooks for skateboards. They even created an unoffi-
cial mascot, which appears on college paperwork, in
the shape of personified concrete wart.”
Number 34 on the ugly campus list is Pitzer Col-
lege and its architects, modernists Criley & McDow-
ell, are just now being recognized for their vast body
of work. That is why it is dangerous to demolish
buildings of the recent past before there is enough re-
search and study. It takes a while for a relatively new
aesthetic to be understood. It takes time for the tastes
of the public to catch up with the creations of the in-
novators. The Illinois Institute of Technology, de-
signed by no other than Ludwig Mies van der Rohe,
also made the list. While despised after its construc-
tion and left to deteriorate, his buildings are now
being restored and devotees of modernism are flock-
ing to tour the campus.
Hopefully, in Claremont, we will wait a bit longer
than most and give our modern buildings time for the
collective consciousness to catch up to the master-
pieces they are about to become.
Edward Durell Stone, architect
by John Neiuber
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont School of Theology, designed by Ed-
ward Durell Stone in 1957 combines both modernism
and traditional forms.
Claremont COURIER/Friday, June 6, 2014 9
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miling faces and warm temperatures
greeted members of the Claremont
Police Department (CPD) and ath-
letes from Special Olympics Pomona Val-
ley as they ran side-by-side down Foothill
Boulevard for the Law Enforcement Torch
Run Final Leg.
Athletes Michael Evans, Kenny Williams and Austin
Frederick took turns carrying the “Flame of Hope”
down the 2.3-mile stretch of Claremont road, with
Austin leading the pack as he accepted the handoff from
the Upland Police Department at Monte Vista Boule-
Claremont Police Aides Yvette Walker and Zachary
Martin ran alongside Sgt. Lori Davenport and Police
Aide Michael Hillman, who carried the torch with pride
through the City of Trees. For first-time runner Mr. Mar-
tin, the event presented an opportunity to show young
people that everything is possible.
“The Torch Run and the Special Olympics is a good
example on how to stay strong through adversity and
teaches integrity. I’m excited to be a part of it this year,”
Mr. Martin shared with the COURIER.
For Ms. Walker, an 8-year Torch Run veteran, the
event holds a special place in her heart. “My stepson has
special needs so my husband and I support this organi-
zation every year with the run. The torch is passed to
everybody and nobody gets left behind. It’s a really
wonderful thing.”
Each year, more than 4,000 officers and Special
Olympics athletes proudly run throughout southern Cal-
ifornia in May and June carrying the “Flame of Hope”
as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg.
The run is made up of three main legs (North, Central
and South) and nearly a dozen smaller legs that convene
at the Summer Game championships, where they unite
into a single flame.
Officers from local, county, state, federal and military
agencies run 1,500 miles across the southland and
through 200 communities with the torch to raise aware-
ness for Special Olympics Southern California.
Upland resident Anissa Campbell and her two chil-
dren, Nora and Andrew, came out to the San
Bernardino/Los Angeles County Line to show their sup-
port for law enforcement and the Special Olympics.
“The Special Olympics is a fabulous organization and
when I heard about the run coming through town, I
wanted to share it with my kids,” says Ms. Campbell.
“Being able to show our support for all the athletes and
cheer them on as they approach the Summer Games was
a great experience for all of us.”
The Torch Run is expected to conclude at 9:45 a.m.
on Friday, June 6 at USC’s Loker Stadium. An officer
and a Special Olympics athlete will then carry the torch
into the Opening Ceremony, kicking off the 2014 Spe-
cial Olympics Southern California Summer Games In-
This year, Special Olympics Pomona Valley (SOPV)
will participate in three events at the Summer Games
with athletes from Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas,
Pomona, Glendora and Walnut competing.
“We’ve got 12 athletes competing in track and field,
10 athletes in basketball and a team of five for bocce,”
says Russ Evans, Area Director for SOPV. “We’re going
to have a lot of fun!”
The 2014 Summer Games Invitational starts on Fri-
day, June 6 and concludes on Sunday, June 8.
—Angela Bailey
Olympic torch travels through Claremont on special run
COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont Police aide Michael Hillman, center, leads a group of Claremont runners west down Foothill Boule-
vard near Mills Avenue Wednesday as they run for Special Olympics athletes throughout southern California.
They are carrying the “Flame of Hope.” Also included are Claremont Police Sgt. Lori Davenport, right, and other
runners from the CPD. They include: Police aides Zachary Martin and Eddie Lomeli, Lt. Shelly VanderVeen, Sgt.
Robert Ewing, Sgt. David De Metz, and records clerk Jennifer Boer.
Claremont COURIER/Friday, June 6, 2014 10
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Elizabeth Moses Fuller
Exceptional artist, seeker of origins
Claremont COURIER/Friday, June 6, 2014 11
An important figure in the Claremont
art scene for more than half a century,
Elizabeth Moses Fuller died at her
home on Eighth Street on May 22,
2014, surrounded by her family and the
art work that she had created over a life-
time. ‘Liz’ Fuller was 84 years of age.
The daughter of Paul and Betty
Moses was born in Santa Rosa, Califor-
nia on November 17, 1929. The family
subsequently settled in Ontario where
Paul Moses was a member of the fac-
ulty at Chaffey High School. Both Liz
and her late brother, Richard ‘Dick’
Moses, attended and graduated from
Chaffey High School. Liz also attended
Chaffey College. She was proud of her
course work at Chouinard Art Institute
and later received her master of fine
arts degree from Claremont Graduate
Liz was married to James Fuller, also
a noted artist, for 63 years and together
they pursued a life in the arts through-
out those years. Jim is a painter and
printmaker, and Liz developed an ex-
traordinary gift for textile design and
fabric sculpture.
Liz was known for her keen wit and
kind heart—she was, her family notes,
a wonderful mother and grandmother,
wife and friend who shared her keen in-
sights and sense of humor with those
who knew her. She was especially
drawn to the origin of things: ancient
designs of the world, fabric making and
surface design, languages and poetry
and music of the world. A voracious
reader, Liz was described by Jim as
“being snagged by the printed word.”
She combined her learning into original
and rich insights, many of which she
transformed into art. When asked about
her interest and intensity in reading, she
said, “I am looking for clues.” Her cu-
riosity and creativity inspired those
around her.
The Fullers raised their three daugh-
ters in Claremont. In addition to her
husband Jim, Liz leaves Mary and Griff
Roberts of Claremont, Phoebe and
Richard Graham of Irvine, and Suzanne
and James Braswell of Miami, Florida
as well as grandson Martin Roberts and
his wife Elizabeth, grandson Paul
Roberts of Claremont and great-grand-
son Aylen of San Francisco .
Her family recalls that Liz adhered to
the ‘Navajo Blessing Way Prayer’ in
her originality and love.
A memorial service in honor of Liz
Fuller will be held on Saturday, June 7,
2014 at 1 p.m. at Christ Episcopal
Church, 1127 N. San Antonio Ave. in
Ontario. A reception follows at the
—Pat Yarborough
In beauty may I walk.
All day long may I walk.
Through the returning seasons
may I walk.
On the trail marked with pollen
may I walk.
With grasshoppers about my feet
may I walk.
With beauty may I walk.
With beauty before me, may I walk.
With beauty before me, may I walk.
With beauty before me, may I walk.
With beauty before me, may I walk.
With beauty above me, may I walk.
With beauty below me, may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of
beauty, lively, on a trail of beauty,
may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of
beauty, living again, may I walk.
It is finished in beauty.
It is finished in beauty.
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Claremont COURIER/Friday, June 6, 2014 12
Kay Smith, a longtime Claremont
resident, died on April 15, 2014 at
home due to complications from pul-
monary fibrosis. She was surrounded
by family and by the love and prayers
of her numerous friends.
Mrs. Smith was born in Richmond,
Indiana on February 17, 1941 to
George and Virginia Otis. In 1948 she
moved to Claremont with her grandpar-
ents, Edna and Paul Tacke, and her
beloved younger sister Markeen, where
they lived in the Russian Village.
Young Kay attended Sycamore Ele-
mentary School and Claremont High
School (Class of 1958). It was there she
met the love of her life, Jim Smith
(CHS class of 1955).
Shortly after graduation, the couple
was married at Claremont First Baptist
Church and settled into their first home
at Gale Ranch. Mr. Smith worked as a
mechanic and was later the owner of
Bill’s Brake Shop, located at the corner
of First and Yale in downtown Clare-
mont. Mrs. Smith was a stay-at-home
mom with their children, Debbie and
Bill, for several years.
Returning to school, Mrs. Smith re-
ceived her bachelor’s degree in sociol-
ogy and master’s degree in counseling
from the University of La Verne. After
completing her post-graduate certificate
in high school counseling at Chapman
College, she became a counselor at
Bonita High School, retiring in 2008.
After retiring, Mrs. Smith became a
volunteer at Pomona First Baptist
Church where she was a member, at
Pomona Valley Hospital and she also
volunteered for the VNA Hospice in
Claremont, which later cared for her.
Mrs. Smith continued to volunteer
until a few months before she died. She
was also the official Claremont tour
guide for all her friends and extended
family. She loved giving tours of the
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens,
the downtown area and all her favorite
childhood locations.
Mrs. Smith also loved tending her
extensive and beautiful rose garden and
baking as well as planning and hosting
holiday parties. She is remembered for
her bright smile, her kindness and her
Mrs. Smith is survived by her chil-
dren, Debbie (Daniel) Contreras and
Bill Smith; by her grandchildren,
Dustin (Jessica) Contreras, David Con-
treras, Jordyn Smith and Grant Smith;
and by her great-grandchildren, Bran-
don Contreras and Elise Smith-Hughes.
Kay Smith
School counselor, loving mother and grandmother
Donald D. Hafner died at UCSD
Medical Center on April 20, 2014 from
complications after major surgery. He
was 61 years old. A memorial concert
will be held in his honor on Sunday,
June 15.
He is survived by his wife, Anna
Asker, his daughters, Megan Hafner and
Shana Hafner, and a close extended
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that
donations be made to the Don Hafner
Memorial Fund at the Segerstrom Cen-
ter for the Arts, online at
or by mail, “Attn: Don Hafner Memo-
rial Fund,” to Segerstrom Center for the
Arts, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa,
CA, 92626.
At the family’s request, details on
the memorial concert remain private.
Dawn Scherer
Dawn Scherer, a longtime Claremont resident, died on Saturday, May 31, 2014.
A memorial service in her honor will be held on Saturday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m. at
Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 676 N. Gibbs St. in Pomona.
A full account of Ms. Scherer’s life will appear in a future issue of the COURIER. Michael Grunnet died May 23, 2014
at his residence in Orange, California.
He was 48.
Born August 7, 1965 in Pomona, he
lived in Claremont his first 20 years.
Mr. Grunnet faced health challenges
throughout his life.
While the family mourns his passing,
they are grateful he has been released
from his physical, mental and emo-
tional pain.
Mr. Grunnet is survived by his son
Dene; by his parents, Bob and Jane
Grunnet; by his sister Beth Grunnet; by
his former wives, Mansi Ling and
Mireya Varadi; by his aunts, Linda
Grunnet and Catharine Misch, and by
his uncle Douglas Misch. He also
leaves cousins David Misch and
Melissa Thomas as well as nephews
and nieces, Mitchell Baker and Ray,
Whitney and Nicole Fleck. His sister
Chris Fleck predeceased him
Graveside services will be held June
7, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Fairhaven Me-
morial Park, 1702 Fairhaven Ave. in
Santa Ana. In lieu of flowers, the fam-
ily requests that donations be sent to a
charity in memory of Michael Grunnet.
Michael Grunnet
Loving son, caring father and friend
Donald D. Hafner
Claremont COURIER/Summer Opportunities 2014 13
One-on-one One-on-one ART LESSONS ART LESSONS
for junior high and high school for junior high and high school
students students! ! Call Call 626-224-7915, 626-224-7915,
626-963-4238 or visit 626-963-4238 or visit
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the Claremont Packing House. the Claremont Packing House.
Claremont COURIER/Summer Opportunities 2014 14
Claremont COURIER/Summer Opportunities 2014 15
Claremont School of Theology
moves to bolster interreligious ties
Claremont School of Theology (CST) has moved
to expand its interreligious ties with several graduate
theological schools located across southern Califor-
nia. The school, one of 13 graduate institutions offi-
cially affiliated with The United Methodist Church,
has pursued a series of direct agreements with Bud-
dhist, Muslim and Jewish institutions in recent
months. The agreements will allow CST students to
enroll in classes offered by partner institutions, and
vice versa.
“We believe that these agreements illustrate our on-
going commitment to interreligious education,” said
CST President Jeffrey Kuan. “It continues to be the
contention of [CST] that the pluralistic nature of 21st
century religious life demands leaders who are con-
versant across religious traditions. ”
Cross-registration agreements have already been
reached with University of the West, a Buddhist insti-
tution based in Rosemead, and Bayan Claremont, a
Muslim graduate theological school that operates as a
program of CST. The details of a similar agreement
with the Los Angeles-based Academy of Jewish Reli-
gion are currently being finalized.
The agreements follow CST’s decision to end its
relationship with Claremont Lincoln University in
April. That decision resulted from a mutual agree-
ment that the schools’ philosophies had diverged. The
CST board of trustees reinforced that decision last
week through a vote not to take part in a restructured
consortium proposed by Claremont Lincoln Univer-
sity. The board simultaneously supported Bayan
Claremont’s status as a program of the school.
Prior to the dissolution of the relationship between
CST and Claremont Lincoln, students could pursue
coursework at member institutions through the Clare-
mont Lincoln consortium. Students may now register
directly with the host institution.
In addition to these cross-registration agreements,
Claremont School of Theology is actively pursuing
opportunities to expand its interreligious engage-
ments. Among the initiatives already being consid-
ered include an interreligious internship program that
would place students in teams with colleagues of dif-
fering religious traditions.
Starting next fall, students at Claremont School of
Theology will be able to enroll in courses taught by
adjunct faculty on Hinduism and Buddhism.
Claremont COURIER/Friday, June 6, 2014 17
Performing arts
Citrus College to feature summer
music and dance shows.
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Friday, June 6 through Saturday, June 14
Claremont COURIER/Friday, June 6, 2014 18
the Village and visit participating
Claremont galleries for opening recep-
tions, artist meet and greets, music and
refreshments. 6 to 9 p.m.
PREVIEW See the Open Art exhibi-
tion and purchase advance reservations
to Saturday’s tour, featuring over 20
artists’ studios. 6 to 9 p.m. Claremont
Heritage Ginger Elliott Exhibition
Center in Memorial Park.
through the Village and listen to free,
live music from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s
concerts include Dynamite Dawson
(soft rock) at the Public Plaza, Jackson
Family (blues/folk) at the chamber and
J. Grizz Band (reggae/rock) at city hall.
The Ruth Ordway Award will be pre-
sented and a mapping conversation on
the board’s next step will take place
at this annual membership meeting.
Refreshments will be served. 10 a.m.
to noon. Call (909) 624-9457 for
more information.
to 21 Claremont art studios from 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m., then enjoy an artists’ party
from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Garner House.
$40 or $35 with advance reservations.
Claremont Museum of Art members
may attend for $30. Call (909) 621-3200
or email
Claremont will be introducing two new
spirits at an open invitation party from 6
to 9 p.m. Ages 21 and over. Sample of
their new Cognac XO Grand Cru Cuvee
Paradis (aged 40 years) and their new
Islay Blended Malt Whisky. Vom Fass,
101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.
the Heart.” Michael Ryan & Friends
present a concert and reception dedi-
cated to the House of Ruth. 7:30 p.m.
$25 for concert only or $50 for concert
and reception. Tickets are available at The event takes place
at University of La Verne’s Morgan
Auditorium, 1950 Third St., La Verne.
(909) 623-4364, ext. 6054.
LIVE JAZZ performance on the Blue
Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill
Blvd., Claremont. (909) 946-1398.
CHESTRA “Beethoven Symphony
Cycle Continues” at 3:30 p.m.
Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth
St., Claremont.
Beth Israel Preschool presents a Chil-
dren’s Festival featuring games, food
and fun. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 3033 N.
Towne Ave., Pomona.
NOT LONG AGO Retired theological
scholar Rev. Dr. Ronald T. Evans will
present “Not Long Ago...”, a selection
of short stories to be given voice when
the New England native and current
Pilgrim Place resident spins a few
yarns and tells some not-too-tall tales.
Mr. Evans has taught church history
and preaching at Yale, been senior
minister of United Church of Christ
congregations and worked with the In-
ternational YMCA in east Africa, the
Middle East and Geneva. University
Club programs are open to the public
and are held Tuesdays in the Padua
Room of the Hughes Community
Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Clare-
mont. A full buffet lunch, beginning at
11:30 a.m., is available for $13. For
those who prefer coffee and dessert,
the fee is $6.
COMPUTER CLUB End-of-season
celebration. The Claremont Senior
Computer Club meets on Tuesday
evenings at the Hughes Community
Center at 1700 Danbury Rd. Meetings
begin at 7:30 p.m.
admission for active military personnel,
their family members (military ID
continues on the next page
Friday 6
Saturday 7
Sunday 8
Monday 9
Tuesday 10
Wednesday 11
Claremont Art Walk
Check out our listing and
map of art walk participants.
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holder and up to five immediate family
members) and veterans (admission fees
apply to accompanying family mem-
bers). Memorial Day through Labor
Day. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gar-
den, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont.
(909) 625-8767.
GARDEN CLUB presents “Growing
Herbs: From Natural Remedies to Culi-
nary Ventures” with CUSD School Gar-
den Coordinator and master food
preserver Dessa D’Aquila. Ms. D’Aquila
has a passion for spreading the word
about healthful, locally grown and afford-
ably tasty food. Come and share any
questions, ideas, plants and seeds you
might have. Free and open to the pub-
lic. 7 p.m. Pilgrim Place Napier Center,
660 Avery Rd., Claremont. This will be
the last Garden Club general meeting
until September. For more information,
MODERN FILM View a preview of
a new documentary film titled Design
for Modern Living: Millard Sheets
and the Claremont Art Community,
1935-1975. This film is produced by
Paul Bockhorst and the Claremont Mu-
seum of Art. This film will tell the story
of the “Claremont School,” as it is
sometimes called—a confluence or art,
craft and architecture in a small foothill
college town, lead by visionary artist
Millard Sheets. The preview will be
followed by a panel discussion focused
on the cultural phenomenon that tran-
spired in Claremont at mid-century and
will include Paul Bockhorst, Tony
Sheets, Brian Worley and more. 7 to 9
p.m. $10. Claremont School of Theol-
ogy’s Mudd Theater, 1325 N. College
Ave., Claremont.
CLAREMONT Pomona College pro-
fessor of politics Susan McWilliams
will discuss her grandfather at the
monthly luncheon. Carey McWilliams
was an author, editor and lawyer. Sev-
eral of his books are considered defin-
itive studies of Los Angeles,
immigration and farm workers. He ed-
ited The Nation magazine for 20 years.
Luncheon is $17 including tax and tip.
Noon. Casa de Salsa. (909) 626-8122.
through the Village and
listen to free, live music
from 6 to 9 p.m. This
week’s concerts include Melvin Eddy
Blues Band (blues) at the Public Plaza,
Vinyl Numbers (rock) at the chamber
and Delta 88’s (classic rock) at city hall.
SUMMER GALA Claremont Her-
itage’s “Les Jardin des Arts,” featuring
cocktails, dinner, auction and jazz. 5 p.m.
$100. Scripps College’s Revelle House.
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CASA DE SALSA: 415 W. Foothill Blvd. This is
a restaurant that offers weekly live entertainment.
(909) 445-1200.
—Thursdays: Michael Ryan and Friends. 6 to 9 p.m.
—Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: Romantic gui-
tarist Vicente Victoria. 5 p.m.
—Sundays: Mariachi San Pedro. Brunch. 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
Claremont. Open from 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday
through Thursday; closes at 1 a.m. Friday and Sat-
urday. “Hoppy” Hour daily from 2 to 6 p.m. (909)
—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
—Thursday, June 12: All Tito’s Vodka drinks $2
off and Eureka Thursday Night Music with Craic
Haus (Celtic punk).
FLAPPERS COMEDY: 540 W. First St., Claremont
Packing House. 18+. Show times: Friday at 8 and 10
p.m., Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
—Friday, June 6: Darren Cater from Showtime. 7
and 9:30 p.m.
—Saturday, June 7: Darren Cater from Showtime.
7 and 9:30 p.m.
—Sunday, June 8: Two Milk Minimum at 4:30
p.m. and First Timer Funnies with Kimrie Davis at
7 p.m.
—Thursday, June 12: First Timer Funnies with Noe
Gonzalez at 8 p.m.
—Friday, June 13: James P. Connolly from Com-
edy Central. 7 and 9:30 p.m.
—Saturday, June 14: James P. Connolly from Com-
edy Central. 7 and 9:30 p.m.
FOX THEATER POMONA: 301 S. Garey Ave.,
—Friday, June 6: Saosin. 9 p.m. $30-$32.50
GELENCSER HOUSE CONCERTS: gelencser- Directions given upon reserva-
tion, (909) 596-1266 or
—Saturday, June 21: John York. $15. 7:30 p.m.
—Thursday, June 26: Trippin the Sixties featuring
Barry McGuirre and John York. $20. 7:30 p.m.
HIP KITTY JAZZ & FONDUE: 502 W. First St.,
Claremont Packing House. Tuesday through Sun-
day, 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Live jazz every night. Ad-
mission: Two-drink minimum. Info: (909)
447-6700 or
—Friday, June 6: The Lindy Sisters (swing). 8 p.m.
$5 cover charge.
—Saturday, June 7: Hobo Jazz (jazz). 8 p.m. $5
cover charge.
—Sunday, June 8: Solid Ray Woods (blues). 7 p.m.
—Tuesday, June 10: Technopagan (electronic).
9 p.m.
—Wednesday, June 11: Open Jam with Geno’s
Standard Band (jazz). 8 p.m.
—Thursday, June 12: Organizm (jazz). 7 p.m.
—Friday, June 13: Switch Blade 3 (swing). 8 p.m.
$5 cover charge.
—Saturday, June 14: Mark Tortorici and the Hol-
lywood Combo. 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.
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. (909) 625-4808.
—Friday, June 6: The Fashion Focus (electro) and
Bastidas! (post punk). 10 p.m.
—Saturday, June 7: The Homewreckers (rock).
10 p.m.
—Tuesday, June 3: King Trivia Night. 9:30 p.m.
—Wednesday, June 4: Wine Wednesday with music
by Solid Ray Woods at 9:30 p.m.
—Thursday, June 5: Baldy Mountain Jazz Band
(jazz) at 8:30 p.m. and Junior Francis (KSPC Reg-
gae DJ) at 11 p.m.
—Friday, June 6: The Fashion Focus (electro) and
Bastidas! (post punk). 10 p.m.
—Saturday, June 7: The Homewreckers (rock).
10 p.m.
PIANO PIANO: 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Clare-
mont. Live dueling piano show times: Wednesday
and Thursday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Satur-
day, 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). (909) 547-4266.
—Tuesdays: Taco Tuesday with $1 tacos, $2 Coro-
nas 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.
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. (909) 767-2255.
—Margarita Mondays: $5 margaritas, $5 house
wine, $5 Jacaranda Rye, $5 Tandoori chicken
—Tequila Tuesdays: $5 house tequila, $5 house
wine, $5 Double Dude IPA and $5 nachos.
—Whiskey Wednesdays: $5 whiskey, $5 house
wine, $5 Dale Bros. Black Beer and $5 bruschetta.
—Thirsty Thursdays: $5 beers, half off wine bottles
and appetizers (not specials).
—Finest Fridays: $5 house vodka, $5 house wine,
$5 Claremont Craft Double Dude IPA, $5 Walter’s
Honey Blonde, $5 Dale Bros. Pomona Queen, $5
nachos and $7 classic burger and fries.
—Saturdays and Sundays: $4 bloody Marys, $4 mi-
mosas, $5 fireball shots, $5 Afghan fries and $5
Stone Pale Ale, all day and night.
Claremont COURIER/Friday, June 6, 2014 21
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., per-
formance at 7:15 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday mati-
nees: lunch at 11 a.m., performance at 12:45 p.m.
(909) 626-1254, ext.1 or
—June 6 though July 13: Bye Bye Birdie.
—June 11 and 12: A Band with No Name, America
tribute show and Fortunate Son, Creedence Clear-
water Revival tribute band. Tickets are $20 each.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. with 7:30 p.m. curtain for
this performance. Show only performance. No meal
is included, but desserts and beverages are available
for purchase.
—July 2 and 3: Company B, The Andrews Sisters
tribute. Tickets are $20 each. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
with 7:30 p.m. curtain for this performance. Show
only performance. No meal is included, but desserts
and beverages are available for purchase.
—July 9 and 10: The Magic of Manilow, Barry
Manilow tribute. Tickets are $20 each. Doors open at
6:45 p.m. with 7:30 p.m. curtain for this performance.
Show only performance. No meal is included, but
desserts and beverages are available for purchase.
—July 18 through 27: Center Stage Productions pres-
ents Shrek: The Musical. Based on the Oscar-win-
ning Dreamworks film, Shrek: The Musical tells the
tale of the ugliest ogre of all who, with the help of a
friendly donkey, some fairy tale misfits and a feisty
princess, is able to find happily ever after. The story
is set in a faraway kingdom in need of a hero, and
they find one in the unlikely and reluctant form of the
ogre Shrek, a green errant knight who finds love.
—August 1 through 31: Smokey Joe’s Café. This
show is a feel-good, high-energy event that’s filled
with classic rock ‘n’ roll tunes from the ‘50s and
‘60s—a time when all you needed for a great night
was a penny in your loafers, a sweetheart on your arm
and a song to set your toes a-tapping.
W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora at Citrus College. Dis-
counts available for students, seniors and youth. (626)
963-9411 or
—Friday, June 6: Citrus Dance Department presents
Motion! directed by John Vaughan featuring jazz,
ballet, tap, hip-hop and contemporary dance. $5.
—June 6 though 8: Citrus Women’s Ensemble pres-
ents Girls Aloud! directed by Vonetta Mixon. $12 in
the Little Theatre.
—Tuesday, June 10: Citrus Music Department pres-
ents Battle of the Pop Rock Bands directed by Gino
Munoz. $7 in advance or $10 at the door. 7:30 p.m.
Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. Call (909) 477-
2752 or visit
—June 6 though 14: Karousel Kids present You’re a
Good Man Charlie Brown. Charles Shultz’s
Peanuts characters speak to children and adults
worldwide. Sally and the gang come to life in this up-
beat show giving an inside look at an average day in
the life of that self-musing character, Charlie Brown.
Snoopy dances into our hearts with wild charisma,
while Linus endears with the love of his blanket.
Lucy’s witty quips and brash ambitions bring humor
to the stage as artistic Schroeder entices us with the
musical sounds of Beethoven. From Valentine’s Day
to the baseball game, from wild optimism to utter de-
spair, you will not want to miss all the fun mixed in
with great singing, dancing and acting as Charlie
Brown and his pals take the stage.
—Friday, June 13: The Dred Scott Decision Company
presents a “sit reading” of its award-winning dramatic
screenplay, Our Freedom Was Worth The Fight. “Our
Freedom Was Worth The Fight” is based on the true ac-
counts of the lives of Dred and Harriet Scott, and 1857
United States Supreme Court landmark decision that
changed history and ultimately brought the country to its
greatest conflict, the Civil War. Celebration Hall at 7 p.m.
Images courtesy of Citrus College
Citrus Womenʼs Ensemble presents “Girls Aloud!”
through June 8 in the Little Theater.
Claremont COURIER/Friday, June 6, 2014 22
1. Brainy
6. Type of business
11. "Papa ___ a Rollin' Stone"
14. Even
15. In abeyance
16. Decision maker, abbr.
17. Combat zone
18. "Bolero" composer
19. Both opposite
20. Claremont Community
Foundation’s annual fundraiser
22. Ready
23. Well-known flower
24. Picture
26. Baby
30. Initiates
31. Fit the mold
32. Locker room delivery
35. Virtual choice list
36. Partridge flock
37. Stead
40. Judge
42. Decibel cousins
43. Tongue
45. Salesman's package
46. Poker bets
47. Check
49. They sang "Happy Jack"
50. There's a Pomona Valley
club for this playwright
57. Exclamation
58. London paper
59. Modern surgical tool
60. Frazier foe
61. Round trip?
62. Willow twig
63. Keanu's Matrix role
64. State flower of Indiana
65. Dabbling ducks
1. Smack
2. Wife of Zeus
3. Express
4. Best Musical of 1996
5. Short drama
6. Fable finale
7. Consisting of a single element
8. Part of the Hindu trinity
9. Decorated, as a cake
10. Keyboard instrument
11. Special person
12. What it comes to
13. Tears
21. Barbecue site
25. Visit
26. Web follower
27. Pindar work
28. Spurs' home
29. Poinsettia family plant
30. Many a teen's room,
32. Poker players play for it
33. Massenet oratorio
34. The "p" in m.p.g.
36. Kind of operation
38. Sushi offering
39. Manipulate
41. Public transportation
staging area
42. Sidestory in a novel
43. Wyatt Earp was one
44. Take a breath
45. Clear
47. Entanglement
48. Short-tempered
51. Take on board
52. Early desk or pulpit
53. Simplicity
54. Where Bhutan is
55. Rod attachment
56. Makes a boo-boo
Crossword by Myles
Mellor. Puzzle #266
Answers to last weekʼs puzzle #265
57 UNDERGROUND: 320 S. Thomas
St., Pomona Arts Colony. Friday
through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.; second
and last Saturdays, noon to 9 p.m. 57
Underground features contemporary
works by member and guest artists.
(909) 397-0218.
—June 6 through 28: “Metamorpho-
sis 2014,” 57 Underground artists ex-
hibit their favorite works. Artists’
reception: Saturday, June 14 from 4
to 8 p.m. Art walk: Saturday, June 28
from 4 to 8 p.m.
134 Yale Ave., Claremont. Open daily
from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. bud- (909) 626-3322.
—Through June 30: Watercolor
Landscapes by Henry H. Hayden
from the Hayden family homesteads
and travels. Henry H. Hayden is a pil-
grim place resident and artist. For
several years, he headed the arts pro-
gramming at Pilgrim Place, training
new artists and coordinating the an-
nual Festival. He is currently 91-
years-old and continues to paint each
day. Opening reception: Friday, June
6 from 6 to 8 p.m.
W. Bonita Ave., Claremont. Tuesday
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Satur-
day, noon to 6 p.m. (909) 624-7238.
—Through June 30: Paintings by
Joyce Hesselgrave and Gary Geraths.
Opening reception: Friday, June 6
from 6 to 9 p.m.
205 Yale Ave., Claremont Chamber of
Commerce. Monday through Friday, 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. (909) 398-1060.
—Through June 30: Paintings by Geo-
rette Unis. Opening reception: Friday,
June 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.
586 W. First St. in the Packing House.
Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 7
p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to 9
p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.
(909) 626-3066.
—Through June 30: “Intersection,”
photography by Johnnie Chatman.
Opening reception: Friday, June 6
from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments served.
—Through July 13: The Claremont
Museum of Art presents “Steve
Comba Arboretum” in the gallery at
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden,
1500 N. College Ave., Claremont,
daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Garden admis-
sion is $8 for general admission, $6
for seniors and students, $4 for chil-
dren and free for CMA and RSABG
members. For more information, go
to The Clare-
mont Museum of Art exhibition fea-
tures Mr. Comba’s drawings,
sketches, photographs and paintings
that relate to and culminated in the
eight-foot painting “Arboretum.” In
2011, the artist devoted eight months
to create the painting using photos,
sketches and studies from 1984 to the
present day. It is both an autobio-
graphical journey through his own
work in landscape as well as a treatise
for 26 across in last week’s
puzzle (#265) was spelled in-
correctly. The answer should
have been Vom Fass.
continues on the next page
Image courtesy of Square i Gallery
An opening reception will be held for a showing of Susan Hertel limited edition giclee
prints on Saturday, June 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.
on the artificial nature of painting and
the objective beauty of nature.
W. First St., #204, Claremont Packing
House. Open Wednesday through Sat-
urday, 1 to 7 p.m. Extended hours on
the first Friday of the month for Clare-
mont Art Walk until 9 p.m. Visit Email
for information about purchasing
monthly wall space for artwork display
or to inquire about event rental of
gallery space. Call Vicki at (626) 224-
7915 or (626) 963-4238 for one-on-one
art instruction for junior high and high
school age students.
—Through June 28: Fernando Sanchez
utilizes a silk screening process in his
unique and humorous pop art paintings,
which are full of life and texture. Mr.
Sanchez begins his process in the digi-
tal darkroom then incorporates free-
hand painting and silk screening.
Opening reception: Friday, June 6
from 6 to 9 p.m.
CENTER: 250 W. First St., Suite 120,
Claremont. Monday through Friday, 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. (909) 626-5455.
—Through July 11: “Thaumatrope,” a
group show curated by Elonda Billera
Norris, Janice Gomez and Fatima
Hoang—founders of Summercamp’s
ProjectProject. For this third installment
of First Street Gallery’s Other Eyes
Guest Curator Program, they have in-
vited artists to make work in response
to, or in collaboration with, First Street
Gallery artists for an exhibition which
offers a blend of style, process and in-
spiration that reflects the wide range of
this eclectic group of artists. Opening
reception: Friday, June 6 from 6 to 8
p.m. featuring gourmet wine and appe-
tizer tastings paired by Vom Fass, fresh
s’mores and live music from Sea Moon
She & Friends with performances by
Michael Wysong, Sea Moon She,
Whalesound and Varuna Gunasekera.
First St. #211, Claremont Packing
House. Open by appointment.
—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 ses-
sion. Call (909) 236-1562 or visit face-
—Through June 30: “Figures Exhibit.”
Opening reception: Friday, June 6 from
7 to 10 p.m. featuring refreshments and
a live model drawing session.
S. Main St., Pomona. Open 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. 868-2979.
—Through June 28: “Nourish the
Senses—Touch and See.” Closing re-
ception: Saturday, June 28 from 6 to 9
p.m. with an artist talk from 6:30 to
7:30 p.m.
ARTS & CRAFTS: 5131 Carnelian
St., Alta Loma. 980-0412, info@mal or malooffounda
—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 ex-
tensive Maloof collection of arts and
crafts. Due to limited capacity, ad-
vance reservations are strongly recom-
mended 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 Sat-
urdays between noon and 4 p.m. at no
charge. Check in at the Foundation
Bookstore. The garden features
drought-tolerant plants native to Cali-
fornia and other parts of the world.
—Through July 10: “Sculpture in the
Garden,” featuring works by 40 Cali-
fornia artists in a range of materials in-
cluding ceramic, metal, stone and other
media. Each sculpture is displayed in
an outdoor setting selected by its artist.
mouth Rd., Pilgrim Place. Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Con-
tains collections of international fine
art, folk art and material culture from
10,000 BCE to the present, contributed
by Pilgrim Place residents and commu-
nity friends, covering every continent.
(909) 399-5544.
—Through August 24: “Lifestyles of
the Rich and Famous: Chinese Luxury
Goods of the Ming and Qing Dynas-
ties.” Drawing on the Petterson Mu-
seum’s extensive collection of Chinese
art and artifacts, they will highlight
prestige items used by the nobility and
wealthy civil servants during China’s
last two dynasties, spanning the years
between 1368-1912. The exhibit will
include silk robes, jewelry and cos-
tume accessories, paintings, ivory, ce-
ramic, lacquer and metal artifacts once
used by the ruling elite of China.
SQUARE i GALLERY: 110 Harvard
Ave., Claremont. Tuesday through Sat-
urday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or by appoint-
ment. Square i is an annex of the Artist
Trait Gallery. Exhibits rotate approxi-
mately every six weeks. Call (909) 621-
9091 or email
—Through June 30: A show celebrating
the Chinese year of the horse featuring
limited edition fine art giclee prints of
paintings by artist Susan Hertel. Known
internationally for her paintings and
deep love of horses, Ms. Hertel’s
gouache studies and large oil-on-canvas
paintings are in many major museums
and collections including the Museum
of Long Beach, the Pasadena Museum
of Art and the private collection of
Robert Redford. The limited edition
prints are made through a giclee method
that takes a digital image of an original
painting and using pigments on fine art
paper produces richly colored, high-
quality prints. The pieces range from
16” x 12” (for $125) to 37” x 30” (for
$375). Ms. Hertel lived and worked in
southern California for close to 30
years, moving from Evanston, Illinois
to attend Scripps College in 1950. She
also studied at the Kann Institute in Los
Angeles. Ms. Hertel moved to New
Mexico in 1980 where she painted full
time until her death in 1993, leaving
few works unsold. These pieces offer a
rare opportunity to have an acclaimed
Susan Hertel print. Opening reception:
Saturday, June 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Claremont COURIER/Friday, June 6, 2014 23
1. Buddhamouse Emporium
6 to 8 p.m. 134 Yale Ave., Claremont
Watercolor Landscapes by Henry H. Hayden from the Hayden family home-
steads and travels.
2. Bunny Gunner Gallery
6 to 9 p.m. 254 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont
Paintings by Joyce Hesselgrave and Gary Geraths.
3. Claremont Community Foundation
6 to 8 p.m. 205 Yale Ave., Claremont
Paintings by Georette Unis.
4. Claremont Forum/Prison Library Project
6 to 8 p.m. 586 W. First St., Claremont Packing House
“Intersection,” photography by Johnnie Chatman. Refreshments served.
5. The Colony at Loft 204
6 to 9 p.m. 532 W. First St., #204, Claremont Packing House
Pop art paintings by Fernando Sanchez. Refreshments served.
6. First Street Gallery Art Center
6 to 8 p.m. 250 W. First St., #120, Claremont
“Thaumatrope,” a group show curated by Elonda Billera Norris, Janice
Gomez and Fatima Hoang—founders of Summercampʼs ProjectProject.
Wine and appetizer tastings paired by Vom Fass plus live music.
7. Galeria de Pérolas
7 to 10 p.m. 532 W. First St., #211, Claremont Packing House
“Figures Exhibit,” featuring refreshments and a live model drawing session.
8. Square i Gallery
6 to 8 p.m. 110 Harvard Ave., Claremont
A show celebrating the Chinese year of the horse featuring limited edition
fine art giclee prints of paintings by artist Susan Hertel.
Claremont Art Walk takes place the first Friday of each month between 6 and
9 p.m. and exhibits studio and fine art. Use this walking tour map as a guide
to this monthʼs participating galleries.
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he 31st annual Claremont Folk
Festival at the Santa Ana Botanic
Garden on Saturday, May 31 was
one of the hottest tickets in town. With the
city’s own superstars Ben and Ellen
Harper headlining the event, fans gathered
in anticipation, eager to lose themselves in
the sounds of the duo.
What they didn’t anticipate, however, was Mr.
Harper’s darling duet with another Claremont native,
4-year-old Josef Luevano, who ended up stealing the
Claremont resident Karla Ramos, who was attend-
ing the festival with her husband and two sons, had
been enjoying the Harpers’ performance from the
back row of the audience when Josef turned to her
and said, “Mom, he’s talking about Neil Young!”
Knowing her son’s love for the singer, Ms. Ramos
took Josef by the hand and led him to the front of the
crowd so he could get a VIP experience. That’s when
the pint-sized performer made up his mind about what
to do next, telling his mom, “He likes Neil Young. I
want to tell him I like Neil Young too!”
Both Josef and his 2-year-old brother Atticus have
been listening to the rocker’s music since they were
infants, so it was no surprise that he would want to
share his favorite song with another Neil Young fan.
When the Harpers’ finished their performance,
Josef marched right up to the front of the stage and,
after a brief exchange, Mr. Harper lifted the boy on-
stage and the duo broke into their rendition of “Heart
of Gold.”
To the delight of the crowd, the Claremont United
Methodist Nursery School student held his own next
to Mr. Harper, giving a “thumbs up” mid-song and
garnering applause from the audience when he nailed
the lyrics to the Young classic.
“My favorite part was singing and smiling. I felt
the music in my heart,” Josef told the COURIER. “It
was like being on a ride.”
The performance ended with a standing ovation
from the audience and Mr. Harper giving Josef a gui-
tar slide, telling the tot, “Josef, in like 20 years, just
give me the opening gig, would ya? They’re hard to
come by!”
Mr. Harper’s mom followed that comment up with
her own suggestion. “Yeah, Josef, get your mom up
there with you in 20 years!”
With the audience still laughing, the youngster left
the stage, “high-fiving” fans as he made his way back
to his family.
For Josef’s mom, the kindness shown by Mr.
Harper and the joy he brought to her son in that mo-
ment is something she’ll forever cherish.
“Thank you for making him happy, Ben” says Ms.
Ramos. “He was so excited, it made my heart ex-
Joseph intends on thanking the singer himself by
sending him an autographed photo of the two of them
singing onstage. He hopes Mr. Harper will reciprocate
the gesture with a signature of his own.
Check out the performance yourself on our website
Ben and Ellen Harper’s album “Childhood Home”
is available in stores now.
—Angela Bailey
Claremont COURIER/Friday, June 6, 2014 24
Young Ben Harper fan makes great first impression at festival
Photo courtesy of Karla Ramos
Four-year-old Josef Luevano sings Neil Young’s
“Heart of Gold” with Ben Harper on Saturday during
the Claremont Folk Festival.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Mary Beth Fletcher dances to the music of Los Lobos’
Louie Perez and David Hidalgo on Saturday during the
Claremont Folk Festival. They duo were the second-
to-last act on the Pete Seeger Main Stage, topping a
big day of music and fun.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundeff
Isabella Bucknam plays her ukulele along with the music of Louie Perez and David Hidalgo on Saturday
during the Claremont Folk Festival.
Claremont COURIER/Friday, June 6, 2014 25
COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff
Ben Harper and his mother Ellen Chase Harper perform a song
from their new recording, “Childhood Home,” on Saturday during
the 31st Claremont Folk Festival at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gar-
den. The Harpers were the title act at the festival that included
workshops, games, food and lots of great music.
AT LEFT: Louie Perez of the legendary Los Angeles band Los Lo-
bos smiles at the comments of fellow band member David Hidalgo
on Saturday during their set at the Claremont Folk Festival. The
performance featured Mr. Perez and Mr. Hidalgo without the other
members of Los Lobos, but they sang many of the band’s tunes.
Claremont COURIER/Friday, June 6, 2014 26
he Lady Wolfpack dis-
tance squad is used to
meeting high expecta-
tions. After winning the 2013
Sierra League Cross-Country
Championships, the team was
ready for the 2014 track sea-
For freshman and Claremont native
Annie Boos, the sport was so new, it
was hard to figure what would be her
strongest event. The 1600-meter is
more tactical, while the 400-meter is
more explosive. So naturally, that led
her to try the 800-meter race.
“I was timid to do the 800,” Annie
said. “It’s a bit of a love-hate relation-
ship, but Coach Rob pushed me into
Distance coach Rob Lander saw that
Annie had a strong aerobic component
when observing her in the 1600-meter
relay, so he thought the 800-meter
would be a perfect fit. This 14-year-old
did more than just excel in this event—
she owned it.
Annie’s recent achievements include
800-meter Sierra League Finals Cham-
pion, finishing in 2:13.98; first place in
CIF-SS Prelims in 2:13.73; fifth place
in CIF-SS Finals in 2:11.64; and sev-
enth place in CIF-SS Masters in
2:12.64. She almost qualified for the
2014 Track and Field State Champi-
onships, but just missed the auto-quali-
fying time of 2:11.80.
“She’s just modest,” Coach Lander
said. “It’s a very tactical race. She sur-
veys the field well and she has shown
very good speed.”
Coach Lander also mentioned that if
compared, Annie’s 2:11.64 CIF-SS
Final Division results—Claremont
High School is Division II (DII)—
would put her ahead of several other di-
vision winners. This includes DI
Etiwanda freshman Jacquelyn Hill with
2:12.22, DIII San Marcos freshman
Erica Schroeder with 2:15.53, and DIV
Marlborough sophomore Bianca
Alonzo with 2:16.11.
“I thought I would barely make it to
CIF Prelims,” Annie said. “It was just
surreal getting this far.”
Annie says she has kind of a one-
track mind when it comes to running.
Coach Lander, however, said she also
has more of a loose attitude on the
“She is very free-spirited,” Coach
Lander said. “During Masters, while
you see others looking serious, Annie
would roll her arms out while jogging.”
She has managed to balance sports
and academics while earning above a
3.7 GPA. Looking back at her freshman
season, Annie knows that she can go
“I am shooting for state my sopho-
more year,” Annie said. “Looking back
and knowing what I can do gives me
confidence that I can make it.”
Annie’s hard work and determination
has not gone unnoticed.
“We can all say we’re very proud of
her,” Coach Lander said.
CHS Sierra League tennis champ
makes exit in CIF play
Sophomore Andrew Leahy repre-
sented Claremont High School well at
the 2014 CIF Individual Tennis Cham-
pionships on May 29 at the University
of Redlands.
He had a bye in the first round that
afforded him extra time to prepare for
the second round, which he won easily
6-0, 6-0. However, Alta Loma senior
Victor Brown defeated Leahy in the
third round with a tie-break set, 10-8,
according to head coach Clint Rees.
“Victor took him to the brink,”
Coach Rees said. “Andrew played well,
but Victor had him when he served at
Overall, Coach Rees said that Leahy
had a fantastic season. He only lost one
set during the regular season against
Chino Hills freshman Brian Lo, 5-4 by
default, but Leahy was defeated in the
Sierra League Finals, 6-0 and 6-2.
—Alex Forbess
CHS running freshman has breakout year in track
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Though only a freshman Annie Boos was a stand out distance runner for the tal-
ented girls cross country and track teams. She advanced all the way to the Cali-
fornia State qualifying meet in the 800 meter run, where she took seventh place.
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Friday 06-06-14
1420 N Claremont Blvd. Suite 205B Claremont, CA 91711
Ph: 909.621.4761 • Fax: 909.621.4072
Business Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Claremont COURIER Classifieds 27
City of Claremont, California
$5,248 - $6,340 monthly 1% increase effective 7/1/2014
The City of Claremont Community Services Department over-
sees the maintenance and landscaping of twenty-three parks,
95 median islands, over 50 acres of public right-of-way and over
24,000 street trees. The City prides itself on well-maintained
landscape in our parks, median islands and public rights-of-way.
The City Manager is seeking a dynamic and creative individual
that will work to ensure parks and rights-of-way are in healthy
and clean condition-free from litter, graffiti, pests and disease-to
provide a safe environment for the public. He/she will also serve
the public by preserving a cemetery that honors the memory of
departed loved ones. Claremont is a community which recog-
nizes its trees as one of its most valuable resources. The City
has been a recognized as Tree City USA for the past twenty-
three years. The over 24,000 City street and park trees through-
out Claremont are a community asset valued at more than 84
million dollars. The preservation of the community forest is of the
highest priority for the citizens. He/she will preserve and maintain
a healthy urban forest that will improve the environment and pro-
vide overall beauty to the community.
Four years of increasingly responsible maintenance, landscape
or contract administration work which includes at least two years
of responsible supervisory experience. Two years of vocational
or college level training with an emphasis in park administration,
business management, public works, urban horticulture, or a re-
lated field. A bachelor's degree is desirable. Must attain within six
months of employment and keep in full standing a California Class
B driver's license as determined necessary by the Community
Services Director. Qualified Applicator Certificate is preferred and
Arborist Certification is required within six months of employment.
Playground safety inspector certificate helpful and may be re-
quired after hire as determined necessary by the director.
APPLY IMMEDIATELY; Interested applicants should apply
online at For more information, please
contact (909) 399-5450. EOE
Claremont COURIER Classifieds/Friday, June 6, 2014 28
File No. 2014133941
The following person(s) is (are) doing business
FIT PROJECT, 4225 Piedmont Mesa Rd.,
Claremont, CA 91711. Registrant(s): Smart En-
ergy Planet Corporation, 1433 N. Fine, Fresno,
CA 93727.
This business is conducted by a Corporation.
Registrant has not yet commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business name or
names listed herein.
I declare that all information in this statement is
true and correct.
/s/ Devon Wright Hartman Title: Secretary
This statement was filed with the Registrar-
Recorder/ County Clerk of Los Angeles County
on 05/16/14.
NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of
section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement gen-
erally 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 state-
ment pursuant to section 17913 other than a
change in the residence address of a registered
owner. A new Fictitious Business Name State-
ment must be filed before the expiration. Effec-
tive January 1, 2014, the Fictitious Business
Name Statement must be accompanied by the Af-
fidavit Of Identity Form.
The filing of this statement does not of itself au-
thorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Busi-
ness Name in violation of the rights of another
under federal, state, or common law (see Section
14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).
PUBLISH: May 23, 30, June 6 and 13, 2014
File No. 2014133890
The following person(s) is (are) doing business as B
AND B LEARN AND PLAY, 4141 North Harlan
Ave., Baldwin Park, CA91706. Registrant(s): Nur
Karina Bandek, 4141 North Harlan Ave., Baldwin
Park, CA91706.
This business is conducted by an Individual.
Registrant has not yet commenced to transact busi-
ness under the fictitious business name or names
listed herein.
I declare that all information in this statement is true
and correct.
/s/ Nur Karina Bandek Title: Owner
This statement was filed with the Registrar-
Recorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County
on 05/16/14.
NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of sec-
tion 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 sec-
tion 17913 other than a change in the residence ad-
dress of a registered owner. A new Fictitious
Business Name Statement must be filed before the
expiration. Effective January 1, 2014, the Fictitious
Business Name Statement must be accompanied by
the Affidavit Of Identity Form.
The filing of this statement does not of itself author-
ize 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: May 23, 30, June 6 and 13, 2014
[Probate Code §16226]
No. BP147361
Superior Court of the State of California
for the County of Los Angeles
In the Matter of the Trust created by HENRY
January 9, 2002
as Successor Trustee of the trust created by
Henry Franich and Marjorie R. Franich on Jan-
uary 2002, will sell at public sale to the highest
and best bidder, upon the terms and conditions
hereinafter mentioned, and subject to confirma-
tion by the Superior Court, on June 21, 2014 at
10:00 a.m. all the right, title and interest and es-
tate of the said Trustee in and to the real prop-
erty located in the County of Los Angeles, State
of California, described as follows:
Lot 24 of Tract No. 17979, in the City of Clare-
mont, as per map recorded in Book 449, pages
11 and 12 of Maps, as recorded in the office oft
he County Recorder of said county;
and commonly known as 412 West Point Drive,
Claremont, California (Assessor's Parcel No.
The property will be sold on site.
The said sale of the real property herein de-
scribed will be made upon the following terms:
Cash or terms acceptable to the Trustee.
For further information, please contact Larry Weiner
of Flans & Weiner, Inc. 16200 Ventura Boulevard,
Suite 417, Encino, California 91436-2227; telephone
(818) 501-4888;
Dated: May 15, 2014
/s/ Erinn Unger
Erinn Unger, Successor Trustee
/s/ Keith S. Walker
Keith S. Walker
Attorney for Successor Trustee
Keith S. Walker, Attorney at Law, 319 Harvard
Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-4721
Telephone: (909) 626-1041
Facsimile (909) 625-5781
(California State Bar #73047)
Attorney for Erinn Unger, Successor Trustee
5/30, 6/6, 6/13/14
File No. 2014 120072
The following person(s) is (are) doing business as
ICES, 1059 E. Bedmar Street, Carson, CA90746.
INC., 1059 E. Bedmar Street, Carson, CA90746.
This business is conducted by a Corporation.
Registrant has not yet commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business name or
names listed herein.
I declare that all information in this statement is
true and correct.
/s/ Micheal Summers Title: President/C.E.O.
This statement was filed with the Registrar-
Recorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County
on 05/02/14.
NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of
section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement gen-
erally 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 state-
ment pursuant to section 17913 other than a
change in the residence address of a registered
owner. A new Fictitious Business Name State-
ment must be filed before the expiration. Effec-
tive January 1, 2014, the Fictitious Business
Name Statement must be accompanied by the
Affidavit Of Identity Form.
The filing of this statement does not of itself au-
thorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Busi-
ness Name in violation of the rights of another
under federal, state, or common law (see Section
14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).
PUBLISH: May 30, June 6, 13 & 20, 2014
File No. 2014 140585
The following person(s) is (are) doing business as
Blvd., Suite 201, Claremont, CA 91711. Mailing
address: 221 Tennyson Street, Upland, CA91784.
Registrant(s): Joseph D. Piscioneri, 221 Tennyson
Street, Upland, CA91784.
This business is conducted by an Individual.
Registrant commenced to transact business under the
fictitious name or names listed above on 09/27/1994.
I declare that all information in this statement is true
and correct.
/s/ Joseph D. Piscioneri Title: Owner
This statement was filed with the Registrar-
Recorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County
on 05/23/14.
NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of
section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement gener-
ally 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. Anew
Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed
before the expiration. Effective January 1, 2014,
the Fictitious Business Name Statement must be
accompanied by the Affidavit Of Identity Form.
The filing of this statement does not of itself au-
thorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Busi-
ness Name in violation of the rights of another
under federal, state, or common law (see Section
14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).
PUBLISH: May 30, June 6, 13 & 20, 2014
WHEREAS, Section 8.08.130 of
the Claremont Municipal Code requires that the
City Council establish the fees to be charged for
the collection and disposal of refuse, garbage,
and waste matter by uncodified ordinance; and
WHEREAS, the City Council
adopted Ordinance No. 2013-06 on May 28,
2013 establishing the fees for the collection and
disposal of refuse, garbage, waste matter, and re-
cyclable material; and
WHEREAS, the revenue generated
by said fees, adjusted to reflect changes in the CPI
and in the estimated cost of providing the services
for which the fees are charged, is necessary to pro-
vide the cost of operations and maintenance, labor
and insurance, equipment and capital, facilities,
debt contingencies and reserves reflecting the
City’s financial standards; and
WHEREAS, the fees adopted in
this ordinance do not exceed the estimated cost
of providing service for which the fee is charged
and comply in all other respects with the re-
quirements of California Government Code Sec-
tion 53756; and
WHEREAS, the adoption of these
fees is statutorily and categorically exempt from
the requirements of the California Environmen-
tal Quality Act, in that setting these fees fit
within the statutory and categorical exemptions
for City decisions establishing rates, tolls, fares
or other charges for operating expenses con-
tained within section 21080 (b) (8) of the Public
Resources Code and Section 15273 of the Cali-
fornia Environmental Quality Act Guidelines;
WHEREAS, the City has complied
with all notice provisions contained in the Right
to Vote on Taxes Act – Article XIIID of the Cal-
ifornia Constitution.
Section 1. Ordinance 2013-06 and any other or-
dinance that conflicts with this ordinance, are re-
pealed effective July 1, 2014 unless otherwise
stated herein. The new fees set forth in this or-
dinance will take effect on the first day of July
Section 2. The fees to be paid for the collection
and disposal of refuse, garbage, waste matter,
and recyclables within the City are determined,
fixed, and established as follows:
1. Single Family Residence
For each single-family dwelling where disposal
containers are not shared with other units, the
monthly fees shall be as follow:
Service Level
a) 1 35-gallon refuse container (includes 1 90-
gallon recycling and 1-90 gallon green waste
$ 20.43 per month
b) 1 64-gallon refuse container (includes 1 90-
gallon recycling and 1-90 gallon green waste
$24.41 per month
c) 1 90-gallon refuse container (includes 1 90-
gallon recycling and 1-90 gallon green waste
$31.13 per month
d) 2 90-gallon refuse containers (includes 1 90-
gallon recycling and 1-90 gallon green waste
container) $45.18 per month
The owner of a single-family dwelling unit that
is or will be vacant for at least two months may
make written application to the City's Finance
Department for a waiver of refuse fees for each
consecutive full month of vacancy after the first
month. When calculating the length of the va-
cancy, periods of more than fifteen days before
the application is filed with the City shall not be
included. There shall be no proration of the
monthly charges.
2. Multiple Family Complex
For each multi-family dwelling, including but
not limited to: flats, duplexes, apartments, and
condominiums where disposal containers are
shared between units, the monthly fees shall be
as follows:
Service Level
a) Automated containers $19.01 for each
dwelling unit per month
b) Dumpster service $19.01 for each dwelling
unit per month
3. Commercial
For commercial establishments, including but
not limited to office buildings, restaurants,
churches, schools, retain outlets, and any serv-
ice users other than single family residences and
multi-family complexes, the monthly fee, based
on the frequency of collection and the number of
refuse bins assigned to each account, shall be as
Service Level
a) 1 bin 1 x Week
$119.91 per month
b) 1 bin 2 x Week
$238.73 per month
c) 1 bin 3 x Week
$359.18 per month
d) 1 bin 4 x Week
$478.01 per month
e) 1 bin 5 x Week
$596.85 per month
f) 1 bin 6 x Week
$739.77 per month
g) Shared commercial bins among
multiple property owners $8.40 Minimum per
business based on service level
h) Automated containers 1 x Week
$ 23.11 Per container per month
Compactors shall be charged on a per dump
basis. The fee for this service shall be calculated
as follows:
a. Compacting bins: the one time per
week commercial base rate set forth in Section
3(a) above multiplied by the number of yards of
the compacting bin equals the compactor per
dump rate
b. Compacting roll-offs: the roll-off base
rate (up to 7 tons) set forth in section 6(d) plus an ad-
ditional fee at the rate stipulated by the disposal fa-
cility and the overload weight fee established
pursuant to State of California Vehicle Code, Divi-
sion 18, Chapter 1, Article 2, Section 42030.
4. Other Service Charges
Special charges for the collection and disposal
of refuse in addition to routine collections pur-
suant to any other provision of this Ordinance
shall be as follows:
Service Level
a) Extra refuse automated container
(curb and alley) $14.71 Each per
b) Residential Valet Service $22.14
Per month for first three automated
$ 3.15 Per month for each additional automated
c) Multi-family and Commercial Valet
Service $22.14 Per month for each au-
tomated container
d) Valet Bin Service $13.70
Per bin per service
e) Off-Schedule Service $21.01
For first three automated containers
$10.50 For each additional automated container
f) Change Out/Service Change
$10.50 Each change
g) Bulk Item Pickup $26.27
Per load (on schedule)
$31.52 Per load (off schedule)
h) Commercial Unscheduled
Collection $26.27 Each bin
$31.52 Each bin on Saturday
i) Steam Clean Automated
Container $10.50 Each
$21.01 To pick up and return containers after cleaning
j) Service Charge $26.27
k) Temporary Automated Containers
$18.91 Per month (maximum 2 months) plus a
$10.50 one time service fee
Special charges for any other service not speci-
fied in this Ordinance shall be assessed a Special
Circumstance Fee. The Special Circumstance
Fee shall be determined as follows:
a. The cost per hour of a Senior Solid Waste Op-
erator multiplied by the amount of time neces-
sary to provide the service (time will be
calculated in increments of 15 minutes), plus
b. The cost per mile of the equipment used to
provide the service multiple by the distance trav-
eled necessary to provide the service, plus
c. Any disposal costs related to the Special Cir-
cumstance service, plus
d. 10% administrative charge
5. Low-Income Discount
Effective the quarterly billing period after com-
pletion and submittal of an application to the
City's Finance Department, occupants of single-
family dwellings shall be eligible for a twenty
percent (20%) fee reduction for services pro-
vided the residents of such dwelling meets one of
the following criteria:
a) The combined gross income of all members
of the dwelling has been demonstrated to the sat-
isfaction of the Finance Director or his/her de-
signee to be less than the among established for
Los Angeles County for the United States De-
partment of Housing and Urban Development
for very low-income families for the applicable
household size.
b) The occupant has qualified for the utility
user's tax exemption; in such case, the eligibility
for the discount is automatic and the occupant
need not submit an application.
In addition to the above income qualification cri-
teria, residents requesting Low-Income Valet
service rates must provide a physician’s certifi-
cation annually, attesting that the customer has a
physical impairment that prevents them from
pulling their container to the curb for service.
Evidence of both low-income status (as detailed
above) as well as a current physician’s certifica-
tion are required to receive the discounted Valet
service rate. All members of the dwelling are re-
quired to submit a physician’s certification in
order to qualify.
For a qualified occupant, the reduced monthly
fee shall be as follows:
Service Level
a) 1 35-gallon refuse container (includes 1 90-
gallon recycling and 1-90 gallon green waste
container) $ 4.07 per month
b) 1 64-gallon refuse container (includes 1 90-
gallon recycling and 1-90 gallon green waste
container) $4.88 per month
c) 1 90-gallon refuse container (includes 1 90-
gallon recycling and 1-90 gallon green waste
container) $6.22 per month
d) 2 90-gallon refuse containers (includes 1 90-
gallon recycling and 1-90 gallon green waste
container) $9.04 per month
e) Disabled and Low-Income Valet Service
$3.15 per month for first
three containers
f) Disabled and Low-Income Valet Service
$3.15 Per month for each ad-
ditional container
6. Temporary Rentals
Temporary rentals shall be for a period of one
week per request, and on a first-come, first-serve
basis. Use of temporary rentals shall be subject
to a maximum net weight determined by the type
of rental container. An additional fee will be as-
sessed for rental containers loaded in excess of
the maximum net weight at the rate stipulated by
the disposal facility and the overload weight fee
established pursuant to the State of California
Vehicle Code, Division 18, Chapter 1, Article 2,
Section 42030. The fees for temporary rentals
shall be as follows:
Service Level
a) Bin (3-4 cubic yards) up to 800 lbs.
$115.00 Per week per dump
b) Bin rental fee kept over one week
$10.50 Per day
c) Bin relocation 25% of
weekly fee set forth above in section 6a per lo-
d) Roll-off/Lowboy (10-40 cubic
yards) (up to 7 tons) $515.10 Per dump
e) Roll-off/Lowboy rental fee kept
over one week $ 31.52 Per day
f) Roll-off/Low Boy Relocation
25% of weekly fee set forth above in section 6d
per location
g) Cancellations $21.01 each
7. Handling Fee
For each container that is owned by an agency
other than the City of Claremont that requires
service, the Director of Community and Human
Services shall assess a Handling Fee. The Han-
dling Fee shall be determined as follows:
The roll-off base rate (up to 7 tons) set forth in
Section 6(d) less the rental fee for container as
established herein plus any additional fee at the
rate stipulated by disposal facility and the State
of California Vehicle Coe, Division 18, Chapter
1, Article 2, Section 42030, for the amount of the
overload weight.
Section 3. The monthly fees for the sweeping of
streets, curbs, and gutters by the City, which are set
forth below, shall be the same amount as set forth in
Uncodified Ordinance 2008-14, are not increased by
adoption of this ordinance and are included in this
ordinance for administrative efficiency:
Service Level
a) Single-family dwelling unit $3.47 per month
b) Multi-family dwelling with 2-5 units
$6.73 per month
Multi-family dwelling with 6-10 units
$9.74 per month
Multi-family dwelling with 11-15 units
$12.35 per month
Multi-family dwelling with 16-20 units
$15.16 per month
Multi-family dwelling with 21-25 units
$17.97 per month
Multi-family dwelling with 26-30 units
$20.78 per month
Multi-family dwelling with 31-40 units
$26.95 per month
Multi-family dwelling with 41-50 units
$33.69 per month
Multi-family dwelling with 51-60 units
$40.43 per month
Multi-family dwelling with 61-70 units
$47.17 per month
Multi-family dwelling with 71-80 units
$53.91 per month
Multi-family dwelling with 81-90 units
$60.65 per month
Multi-family dwelling with 91-100 units
$67.39 per month
Multi-family dwelling with 100-150 units
$78.62 per month
Multi-family dwelling with 151 an up
$101.08 per month
c) Church and Public School
$10.00 per month
d) College Building on Public Street
$10.00 per month
e) Other Buildings $10.00 per month
Section 4. All fees described in Section 2 of this Ordi-
nance shall be increased by the Consumer Price Index
(CPI) on July 1st of each year after the effective date of
the new fees set forth in this ordinance provided that the
proposed CPI increase is reviewed by the Community
and Human Services Commission and approved by the
City Council upon the finding that the revenue gener-
ated by the CPI is necessary to provide the cost of op-
eration and maintenance, labor and insurance,
equipment and capital, facilities, debt, contingencies,
and reserves reflecting the City’s financial standards.
The increase in all fees described in Section 2 shall be
based on the CPI for all urban consumers for the Los
Angeles-Riverside-Orange County area, published by
the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of
Labor Statistics for the period of March of the previous
year through March of the current year.
Section 5. The Mayor shall sign this Ordinance and
the City Clerk shall attest to certify to the passage and
adoption thereof and shall cause the same to be pub-
lished in the Claremont Courier, a weekly newspaper of
general circulation, printed, published, and circulated
in the City of Claremont, for thirty (30) days hereafter
it shall take effect and be enforced.
27th day of May, 2014.
Mayor, City of Claremont
City Clerk, City of Claremont
City Attorney, City of Claremont
I, Shelley Desautels, City Clerk of the City of
Claremont, County of Los Angeles, State of Cal-
ifornia, hereby certify that the foregoing Ordi-
nance No. 2014-02 was introduced at a regular
meeting of said council held on the 13th day of
May, 2014, that it was regularly passed and
adopted by said City Council, signed by the
Mayor and attested by the City Clerk of said
City, all at a regular meeting of said council held
on the 27th day of May, 2014, and that the same
was passed and adopted by the following vote:
City Clerk of the City of Claremont
Publish: June 6, 2014
File No. 2014142322
The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ILO
COLLECTIVE, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., #106, Clare-
mont, CA 91711. Mailing address: 605 McKenna
Street, Claremont, CA91711. Registrant(s): Brian Lewis
Johnson, 605 McKenna Street, Claremont, CA91711.
This business is conducted by an Individual.
Registrant commenced to transact business under the
fictitious name or names listed above on 05/13/2014.
I declare that all information in this statement is
true and correct.
/s/ Brian Lewis Johnson Title: Owner
This statement was filed with the Registrar-
Recorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on
NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of sec-
tion 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally ex-
pires 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.
Anew Fictitious Business Name Statement must be
filed before the expiration. Effective January 1, 2014,
the Fictitious Business Name Statement must be ac-
companied by the Affidavit Of Identity Form.
The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize
the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in vi-
olation of the rights of another under federal, state, or
common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and
Professions Code).
PUBLISH: June 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014
NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN, pursuant to the Mu-
nicipal Code of the City of Claremont and the Califor-
nia Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Planning
Commission will conduct a public hearing to consider
a variance request to allow a six-foot high wall along the
property line adjacent to College Way for the property
addressed as 264 East College Way. The variance (File
#14-V01) would allow a 100% reduction (25 feet re-
quired, 0 feet proposed) in what is defined to be the front
yard to allow the construction of a six-foot high wall.
The Claremont Planning Commission will conduct
the public hearing on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at
7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 225 W. Sec-
ond Street, at which time all interested persons are in-
vited to appear and be heard.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Director of
Community Development has determined that the
Variance for the proposed use is categorically exempt
from the provisions of the California Environmental
Quality Act pursuant to Section 15305 (a) in that the
encroachment of a wall into the front yard setback
may not result in significant physical impacts on the
environment. Therefore, no further environmental
review is necessary.
Copies of the application and proposed plans are
available at the Planning Division, Claremont City
Hall, 207 Harvard Avenue, Monday through Thurs-
day, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more informa-
tion on the proposal, please contact Associate
Planner Luke Seibert at (909) 399-5483, or send
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Finally, in compliance with the Americans with Dis-
abilities 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 (800)
735-2929 “TT/TTY” at least three (3) working days
prior to the meeting, if possible.
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CASE NO. BP151865
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent credi-
tors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in
the will or estate, or both, of MARTIN F. STONER:
A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by
RENE ABRAHAM in the Superior Court of
California, County of Los Angeles.
RENE ABRAHAM be appointed as personal repre-
sentative to administer the estate of the decedent.
THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and cod-
icils, 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 objec-
tion to the petition and shows good cause why the
court should not grant the authority.
Date: July 3, 2014 Time: 8:30 A.M. in Dept. 9 located
Superior Court Of California, County Of Los Angeles,
111 North Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA90012
Central District
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
your claim with the court and mail a copy to the per-
sonal 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 per-
sonal 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.
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. ARequest
for Special Notice form is available from the court
Attorney for petitioner Rene Abraham:
Charles S. Althouse SBN#29104
Law Office Of Charles S. Althouse
188 N. Euclid Ave., P.O. Box 698
Upland, CA91785
Publish: May 30, June 6 and 13, 2014
File No. 2014142914
The following person(s) is (are) doing business as
DENTAL, 326 North Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont,
CA91711. Registrant(s): Krutav H. Patel, 2879 Water
Course Drive, Diamond Bar, CA91765. Kush Patel,
2879 Water Course Drive, Diamond Bar, CA91765.
This business is conducted by a General Partnership.
Registrant commenced to transact business under the
fictitious name or names listed above on 05/01/2014.
I declare that all information in this statement is true
and correct.
/s/ Krutav H. Patel Title: Co-Owner
This statement was filed with the Registrar-
Recorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on
NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of sec-
tion 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.
Effective January 1, 2014, the Fictitious Business
Name Statement must be accompanied by the
Affidavit Of Identity Form.
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: June 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014
File No. 2014133048
The following person(s) is (are) doing business as
Diamond Bar Blvd., Diamond Bar, CA 91765.
Registrant(s): Annie Toliver, 576 N. Diamond Bar
Blvd., Diamond Bar, CA91765.
This business is conducted by an Individual.
Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business
under the fictitious business name or names listed
I declare that all information in this statement is true
and correct.
/s/ Annie Toliver Title: Owner
This statement was filed with the Registrar-
Recorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on
NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of sec-
tion 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.
Effective January 1, 2014, the Fictitious Business
Name Statement must be accompanied by the
Affidavit Of Identity Form.
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).
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1420 N Claremont Blvd. Suite 205B Claremont, CA 91711
Ph: 909.621.4761 • Fax: 909.621.4072
Business Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
QUALITY Interiors. Acousti-
cal contractor, specializing in
acoustic removal, texture,
painting, acoustic re-spray
and drywall repairs.
Lic.602916. 909-624-8177.
Free service call with repair.
Only $49.50 diagnostic
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All repairs—All brands
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Great prices.
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Porcelain, ceramic,
Quick and affordable.
Please call 909-945-7775.
Kitchens • Showers • Baths
Competitive rates
Free estimates
finish remodeler. Kitchens,
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ED EY The Carpet Guy. Car-
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Claremont resident. Free es-
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water damage service. Please
call 909-621-1182.
Chimney Sweep
Gash Chimney Sweep
Dust free chimney
cleaning. Repairs, chimney
covers, spark arrestors,
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BBB. Please call
Quality Fireplace
Chimney sweeping.
Complete fireplace,
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service and repair.
Spark arrestor supply
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Call 909-599-9530 now
Cell 626-428-1691
Claremont area
30 years!
Driveways/walkways, block
walls, pavers, bricks,
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Lic.894245 C8, C29.
PPS General Contractor.
Kitchen and bathroom remod-
eling. Flooring, windows, elec-
trical and plumbing. Serving
Claremont for 25 years.
Lic.846995. 951-237-1547.
WENGER Construction. 25
years experience. Cabinetry,
doors, electrical, drywall, crown
molding. Lic.707381. Compet-
itive pricing! 951-640-6616.
New and repairs.
Serving Claremont
for 30 years!
Room additions.
Kitchen/bath remodeling.
Custom cabinets.
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Personal Chef
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Private Lessons
Chef Linda Heilpern
THOR McAndrew Construc-
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stallation. Interior plaster re-
pair. Free estimates. CA
Lic.742776. Please call 909-
CALL Lou. Flush lights, service
changes, repairs, service calls,
outdoor lighting and room addi-
tions. Lic.258436. Call 909-
241-7671, 909-949-8230.
Local electrician for all your
electrician needs!
626-890-8887 or
909-251-2013. Lic.922000
Free estimates
and senior discounts.
Residential * Industrial *
Commercial. We do it all.
No job too big or small!
24/7 emergency services.
Reasonable and reliable.
30 years experience.
Hayden’s Services Inc.
Since 1978
Bonded * Insured
No job too big or small!
Old home rewiring specialist.
24-hour emergency service.
* Senior Discount *
Serving Claremont
Since 1995. Residential,
Recessed lighting and
design, breaker replacement,
service panel upgrades,
ceiling fans, troubleshooting,
landscape lighting, rewires
and LED lighting. Free
estimates. 24-hours emer-
gency service. References.
Fences & Gates
New, repairs.
Cell: 626-428-1691
Fictitious Name
ment (D.B.A.) is required if
you’re in business. You are re-
quired to file and publish a DBA
in the local newspaper. You
must renew every five (5)
years. You must republish if any
changes have been made to
your business. If your business
is in LA COUNTY, The Courier
will provide the legal form, file it
with the L.A. County Clerk, pub-
lish the Statement and provide
you with proof of publication.
Only $95.00 to publish plus a
$26 county fee. Claremont
Courier: 1420 N. Claremont
Blvd, Suite 205B Claremont.
Call Vickie, 909-621-4761.
Furniture Restoration
KEN'S Olden
Taking the time to care for
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restoration needs since 1965.
La Verne. Call 909-593-1846.
Garage Doors
Doors, Openers, Gates
Same Day
24/7 Emergency Service
EXPERIENCE our award
winning maintenance! We
create a customized main-
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property and lifestyle needs.
Sprinkler repairs and low
voltage lighting. Call Alan
Cantrall, 909-224-3327.
Lic.861685 and insured.
Eco-friendly landscaping.
We will get you a $3000
grant to remove your lawn!
Why mow when you can
grow? From the creators of
The Pomona College
Organic Farm.
Specializing in native
and edible landscapes.
*$1.50 sq. ft. rebate*
MANUELS Garden Service.
General cleanup. Lawn main-
tenance, bush trimming,
general maintenance, tree
trimming and removal. Low
prices and free estimates.
Please call 909-391-3495 or
Garden Maintenance
Hand-pull weeding, mowing,
trimming, sprinkler work,
monthly service, cleanups
and junk removal.
Free estimates.
David, 909-374-1583
Girl Friday
I'M here to help! Housekeep-
ing, shopping, errands. Se-
nior, pet, house sitting.
Jenny Jones, 909-626-0027,
DOT Will Do It! A full-service
errand business. Dorothy
"Dot" Sheehy. www.dotwill 909-621-9115 or
SMALL repair jobs, fencing,
gates, brick block, concrete
cutting, breaking and repair.
25 years in Claremont. Paul,
HOME Repair by Ken. Local
for 11 years. We can get it
done for you! 909-374-0373.
Handyman Service
Carpentry, repairs,
gates, lighting,
small painting projects.
Odd jobs welcome!
Free consultations.
ODD jobs, small repairs, low
prices. Jim, 951-264-2898.
New and Repairs
Inside, outside, small,
large, home, garage, yard,
Cell: 626-428-1691
30 years experience!
Claremont area.
Free estimated.
Senior discount!
Same Day
One call does it all!
Garage, yard, home,
Health Care
MALE ICU nurse available for
in-home position. Full nursing
care provided for patients of
all ages. 909-542-9690.
House Cleaning
20 YEARS experience. Free es-
timates. Excellent references.
Tailored to your individual
needs. Senior care, day or night.
Call Lupe, 909-452-1086.
Established, upbeat,
licensed house cleaning
service. Specializing in
larger homes. Organic
cleaning supplies used.
26 years of experience.
Jeanette 909-224-1180,
CAROUSEL Quality Cleaning.
Family owned for 25 years. Li-
censed. Bonded. Senior rates.
Trained professional services
including: baseboards, ovens,
windows. Hauling. Move in/out.
In home care. House/pet sit-
ting. 10 percent discount to
Claremont College faculty.
Robyn, 909-621-3929.
Shirley's Cleaning Service
28 years in business.
No job too small.
Free estimates.
We do spring cleaning!
ROSIE'S Spic Span Cleaning
Service. Residential, commer-
cial, vacant homes, apart-
ments, offices. Free estimate.
Licensed. 909-986-8009.
Veteran, Mt. Sac, Cal Poly
New, repairs. Professional.
All sprinkler repairs.
Call 909-599-9530 Now
Cell: 626-428-1691
Hayden’s Services Inc.
Since 1978
Bonded * Insured
No job too big or small!
24-hour emergency
* Senior discount *
Landscape Lighting
ENJOY your yard after dark!
We offer expert design instal-
lation and repair of low volt-
age lighting. Alan Cantrall
Landscaping. 909-224-3327.
Contractor Lic.861685.
Mt. Sac, Cal Poly
New, refurbish or repair.
Design, drainage, concrete,
slate, flagstone, lighting, irri-
gation, decomposed granite.
Cell: 626-428-1691
Claremont area 30 years!
DLS Landscaping and De-
sign. Claremont native spe-
cializing in drought tolerant
landscaping, drip systems
and lighting. Artistic solu-
tions for the future. Over 35
years experience. Call: 909-
225-8855, 909-982-5965.
Landscaping contractor for
complete landscaping,
irrigation, drainage,
designing and gardening.
Dale's Tree &
Landscape Services
Pruning, removal, planting,
irrigation and yard cleanup.
Sprinklers installed, re-
paired. Clean-up, hauling.
Sod, seed, planting,
lighting, drainage.
Free written estimates.
Insured. References.
Since 1977. Lic.508671.
Please call 909-989-1515.
Eco-friendly landscaping.
We will get you a $3000
grant to remove your lawn!
Why mow when you can
grow? From the creators of
The Pomona College
Organic Farm.
Specializing in native
and edible landscapes.
*$1.50 sq. ft. rebate*
Learn Chinese
Fun and Easy
All Levels
Small Groups
School age children
Afternoon and Summer
Learn Japanese
TAUGHT by Sumi Ohtani at
the Claremont Forum in the
Packing House. Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday after-
noons/evenings. All levels
welcome. Excellent brain exer-
cise for seniors! 909-626-3066.
Many references.
Claremont resident.
35 years experience.
Please call: 909-624-5080,
D&D Custom Painting.
Bonded. Lic.423346. Resi-
dential, commercial. Interior
or exterior. Free estimates.
Quality work at reasonable
prices. Free estimates.
Lic.541469. 909-622-7994.
Older couple painting,
40 years experience!
Competitive rates.
Small repairs.
No job too small.
References available.
We work our own jobs.
Carrie or Ron
COLLINS Painting & Con-
struction Company, LLC. In-
terior, exterior. Residential
and commercial. Contractors
Lic.384597. 909-985-8484.
Extensive preparation.
Indoor, outdoor, cabinets.
Offering odorless green
solution. 33-year master.
Please call
AFFORDABLE. Traditional or
green options. Custom work.
No job too big or too small. 20
years of Claremont resident
referrals. Free estimates.
Lic.721041. 909-228-4256.
Patio & Decks
New, refurbish and repair.
Concrete, masonry, lighting,
planters and retaining walls.
Cell: 626-428-1691
Claremont area 30 years!
Pet Care
CANINE Wellness Therapeu-
tics. Therapeutic, immune-
enhancing canine massage.
Canine athletes, arthritic
seniors, postsurgical healing,
anxiety issues. Certified therapist.
Plastering & Stucco
Stucco and drywall repair
specialist. Licensed home
improvement. Contractor
Lic.614648. 909-984-6161.
PLASTER, stucco, drywall,
texture. Small job specialist.
909-629-7576. Unlicensed.
Local 30 years.
Carr Pools
Family owned/operated
Claremont natives
Over 10 years experience
Dependable • Timely • Efficient
cleans included
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.917874.
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 *
Hayden’s Services Inc.
Since 1978
Bonded * Insured
24-hour emergency service.
* Senior discount *
RENES Plumbing and AC. All
types residential repairs,
HVAC, new installation, re-
pairs. Prices to fit the working
family’s budget. Lic.454443.
Insured professional service.
GORDON Perry Roofing.
Reroofing, repairs of all
types. Free estimates. Qual-
ity work. Lic.C39588976.
Sprinklers & Repair
Mt. Sac, Cal Poly
New, repairs. Professional.
All sprinkler repairs.
Call 909-599-9530 now
Cell: 626-428-1691
DURUSSEL Sprinklers. Install,
repair, automate. Since 1982.
Free estimates. Lic.540042.
Call 909-982-1604.
Poor Coverage?
Sprinkler repair.
and modifications.
C.F. Privett
Regrout, clean, seal, color
grout. 909-880-9719, 1-888-
MASTER tile layer. Quick
and clean. Stone and gran-
ite work. Residential, com-
mercial. Lic.830249. Ray,
20 years quality work.
Kitchens • Showers • Baths
Great prices • Discounts
Tree Care
Dale's Tree Service
Certified arborist. Pruning
and removals. Landscaping,
corrective and restoration
trimming and yard clean up.
MGT Professional Tree
Care. Providing prompt, de-
pendable service for all
your tree care needs. Certi-
fied arborist. Lic.#836027.
Matt Gray-Trask. Call 946-
TOM Day Tree Service. Fine
pruning of all trees since
1974. Free estimate. 909-
Johnny's Tree Service
Tree trimming
and demolition.
Certified arborist.
Lic.270275, insured.
Please call:
Tree Care
40 plus years
in Claremont.
Pruning of your small
and medium perennials.
48 years of experience. Up to
30 percent discount on fabric.
Free pickup and delivery.
Please call 909-597-6613.
Weed Abatement
TIRED of dealing with weed
problems on your lot or field?
Help control the problem in
an environmentally safe
manner. To receive loads of
quality wood chips. Please
call 909-214-6773. Tom Day
Tree Service.
Weed eating, mowing,
tractor fields,
manual slopes, hauling.
Cell: 626-428-1691
JOHNNY'S Tree Service.
Weed abatement/land clear-
ing. Disking and mowing.
Please call 909-946-1123,
951-522-0992. Lic.270275.
Window Washing
NACHOS Window Cleaning.
For window washing, call Na-
cho, 909-816-2435. Free es-
timates, satisfaction guaran-
teed. Resident of Claremont.
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Continuing the family tradition in the Claremont Village since 1947
107 N. Harvard, Claremont CA 91711
(909) 626-1261
Charming tri-level in Clare-
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covered patio, fireplace in liv-
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$510,000. (F757)
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821 Manchester Court, Claremont
Newly renovated with an open floor plan that boasts
three bedrooms, three bathrooms and approximate-
ly 1600 sq. ft. Living room and dining room area with
fireplace. Updated kitchen includes granite counters.
Master suite with mountain views and lavish bath-
room with shower and separate tub. Light, neutral
décor throughout with high vaulted ceilings. Two-
car attached garage. Private and spacious covered
patio. Ample guest parking. Park-like community
grounds plus pool and spa nearby. (M821)
Custom, contemporary, Mid-Century, one-story resi-
dence. Professionally decorated, light and airy with
neutral decor. Perfectly situated on a quiet cul-de-sac
street offering picturesque valley, city lights and hill-
side vistas! Well-designed open floor plan with three
fireplaces, perfect for entertaining and family living.
Updated kitchen opens to eating area and garden
views. Family great room looks out to twinkling lights.
Professional sound system and multiple built-ins.
Manicured grounds exude privacy, featuring a 13 ft.
circular spa, covered patio and grassy yard. (V794)
HOME LOT - $695,000
One of the few lots left to build your custom dream
home in prestigious north Claremont near the
foothills and Wilderness Park. Nearly one rural acre
provides plenty of room to build a large home, pool,
spa, guest house, multi-car garage, sports court and
more. Block walls are in place on all three sides of
the site. Utilities are already brought to the street.
Most coveted locale with panoramic mountain
views, surrounded by million and multi-million dollar
estates. (P3808)
Approximately 2000 sq. ft. of well-designed living
space perfect for entertaining and family living. Four
bedrooms with two bedrooms upstairs and two bed-
rooms plus a den downstairs. 1.75 bathrooms in main
home plus additional 3/4 bathroom for pool area. Spa-
cious living room with fireplace and dining room.
Cheerful kitchen opens to family room with second fire-
place. Newly painted. New copper plumbing just in-
stalled. Indoor laundry room. Newly renovated pool.
Studio/bonus room/office next to garage. (D582)
VIEW CONDO - $250,000
Spacious two bedroom, two bathroom condo locat-
ed on the top floor overlooking the sparkling com-
munity pool and spa. Condo has been thoroughly
renovated in recent years. Upgrades include wood
laminate floors, smooth ceilings, ceiling fans, granite
counters and newer custom cabinetry in kitchen and
bathrooms. Secure private parking includes one
shared garage and one reserved gated parking
space. North of Foothill, near shopping, located in
the Claremont School District. (S3636)
Numerous possibilities for this prime property,
which was formerly used with equestrian facilities
in coveted north Pomona locale. Property is suit-
able for a retreat, horse ranch, doctorʼs office,
church with grounds, childcare or senior facility,
group home, farm/gardens, etc. Electricity, gas
and sewer are provided. There are other struc-
tures on the property. Two contiguous separate
lots approximately one acre each, one home on
each lot. Original family owners. (O2260)
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Experience the majestic presence of this enchanting European-style estate that makes a state-
ment with impressive architectural features. Enter to find a foyer that overlooks the living and for-
mal dining rooms as you take in the sweeping staircase. Voluminous ceilings and ample windows
are perfectly proportioned, making the space open and bright. This home boasts six bedrooms,
six bathrooms and is elegantly appointed throughout. Be the star in the gourmet kitchen, which
offers two islands with granite counters, and enjoy the adjoining family room with its cozy fire-
place. Generous master suite includes a lovely retreat area. There is a bonus room perfect for
teens, the main floor bedroom is convenient for guests and the 2/3-acre yard features a lighted
full-sized basketball court. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac with glorious mountain views in close
proximity to the Thompson Creek Trail and Wilderness Park. Call on this estate today 909-398-
1810! $1,625,000. (N4238)
Spectacular views are the cornerstone of this beautiful, private, custom Padua Hills home! Enter
to find gleaming wood floors and walls of windows that provide a seamless flow between the indoors
and outdoors. This home was remodeled with plans by Hartman Baldwin and boasts a fabulous
Viking professional grade kitchen for the serious chef. Prepare meals for your family and friends
utilizing the expansive countertops, walk-in pantry and breakfast bar. This custom home features
a gallery that is the perfect place to showcase your artwork and special treasures, or it could be
used as a home office or gym. Enjoy viewing decks from the master suite and from the north side
of the home which overlooks the wilderness park. Take in the immense amount of wildlife in the area
from your private viewing post. This incredible home is perfect for the buyer who wants a tranquil
escape after a hard day's work. Hurry to see it as it won't last! 909-398-1810. $855,000. (V4026)
Come experience this gorgeous home that
has been entirely renovated and is ready for
you to move in! Enter from the front courtyard
through double-leaded glass doors into this
immaculate home that is a decorator's delight.
Remodeled kitchen sparkles with newer appli-
ances and granite counters. There is fresh
paint, new fixtures, updated bathrooms, plan-
tation shutters, beautiful tile and wood flooring
and so much more. Don't wait! 909-398-1810.
$515,000. (M1209)
Completely refurbished two years ago, this
three bedroom end-unit features beautiful
laminate wood flooring throughout, lovely
kitchen with stainless steel appliances and
upgraded bathrooms! Enjoy the private
patio, attached two-car garage and cul-de-
sac location within walking distance to
downtown Upland. Call right away as this
one won't last! 909-398-1810. $299,000.
Truly one-of-a-kind. Exquisite attention to detail exudes from this home. Hand scraped walnut
flooring flows from room to room, custom designed fireplaces grace the home and the club room
is the perfect place to view the big game or enjoy a round of cards with friends. Fabulous kitchen
to suit any gourmet features Viking, Sub Zero and Thermador appliances. There are two islands
and a walk-in pantry outfitted with a custom iron door all surrounded with custom cabinetry.
Enjoy the spectacular outdoors in the huge infinity edge, stone pool/spa, play on your private put-
ting green or cook up your specialty in the pizza oven while warming by the outdoor fireplace.
No expense was spared in creating this exceptional estate which is truly a work of art! 909-398-
1810. $1,290,000. (E2117)
Nestled away on a quite tree-lined Clare-
mont street, this beautiful ranch-style home
has everything that you have been looking
for! Bright and airy atmosphere effortlessly
transports you from room to room. Entertain
in the gracious living spaces, where sliding
glass doors virtually allow the outside to be-
come part of the welcoming and comfort-
able environment. 909-398-1810. $465,000.
Experience serene privacy and city light views
as you escape to your own private retreat
tucked away in Live Oak Canyon. You will feel
as though you have left the city behind as you
approach this beautifully secluded custom
built home. Enjoy the sumptuous master suite
with luxurious master bathroom. Watch fire-
works from the viewing deck that also over-
looks the roomy and level yard. Call today!
909-398-1810. $890,000. (L4738)
Extraordinary single-story custom home in northeast Claremont, available for the first time. Designed
for the discerning owner, with architectural detailing rarely found in new construction. Step into an-
other world as you breathe in the elegant living room with custom designed fireplace and coffered
ceilings, the spacious family room with wet bar, the billiard room and so much more! Show stopper
kitchen boasts oversized center island, professional grade Thermador appliances, exceptional cus-
tom cabinetry, granite counters and butler's pantry with beautiful built-ins leading to the formal din-
ing room. Sumptuous master suite has a cozy private courtyard with a fireplace for romantic
interludes. Artfully manicured grounds are complete with pool and spa, patios and an orchard. Call
to schedule your appointment, 909-398-1810. $2,495,000. (B659)


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UPLANDGreat Colonies home with mountain views! Beautiful four bedroom, three full bathroom home. Built in 2005 with ap-
proximately 3000 sq. ft. Front yard with stone and brick designed walkway. Arched doorway leads into tile entry, dual-pane win-
dows throughout. Spacious living/dining room with recessed lighting, crown molding and fireplace. Family room with fireplace,
entertainment area and French doors to patio. Kitchen with central island, china cabinets, granite counters, double oven, gas
stove, refrigerator and eating area. Downstairs guest bedroom with crown molding, recessed lighting, plus full hall bathroom.
Laundry room with large work area, cupboards, sink and washer and dryer. Upstairs features master suite with crown molding,
ceiling fan and mountain views. Master bathroom has oval tub, separate shower, double sinks, dressing table and walk-in closet.
Two additional bedrooms, one with adjoining sitting area. Both bedrooms share Jack and Jill full bathroom. Three-car garage.
Patio with block wall, planters, stone walkways and fountain. $645,000. (Upl1511col)
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VICTORVILLE Beautiful three bedroom, two bathroom
home in the quiet neighborhood of Brentwood. Open floor
plan with fireplace in living room. Well maintained and
close to schools, parks, shopping and other amenities.
Currently leased and a perfect investment opportunity.
$154,850. (Vict14804Hidd)
LA VERNE Charming single-family residence in a great
location. Beautiful corner lot with four bedrooms, two bath-
rooms, 1718 sq. ft. of living area, crown molding, laminate
wood floors and recessed lighting. Tile in bathroom, duel-
paned windows, new carpet and new counter tops in
kitchen. RV parking. $475,000. (Lav739Gil)
CLAREMONT Beautiful Claremont townhome/PUD. Terrific location with view of mountains and greenbelt. Two bedroom,
two bathroom home, built in 1986 with approximately 1177 sq. ft., per title. Spacious living/dining room with ceramic tile, de-
signer paint, crown molding and sliding doors that lead to the charming patio. Kitchen features include newer dishwasher, stove,
oven, refrigerator and granite counters with tile backsplash. Downstairs bathroom has a pedestal sink with tile backsplash. Spa-
cious master bedroom with double closets, crown molding, wall-to-wall carpet and a ceiling fan. Master bathroom has tile floor-
ing and a tub/shower combo with glass doors. Second bedroom with fresh paint, crown molding, ceiling fan and wall-to-wall car-
pet. Ceilings have been scraped and resurfaced. Newer HVAC system (2008). Attached garage with four-panel roll-up door plus
carport and ample guest parking. Roof replaced by HOA (2010). Washer and dryer included. $335,000. (Clar722Mans)
FONTANA Single-level three bedroom, two bathroom, 1662 sq.
ft. Claremont home, in a quiet neighborhood. Landscaped front
yard. Spacious living room with brick gas/wood fireplace and sep-
arate family room. New laminate wood floors. Plantation shutters,
double-pane windows and sliding doors, serene indoor/outdoor
ambiance. Remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops, new in-
duction stove, recessed lighting, crown molding. Backyard with
large pool/spa, patio, built-in barbecue grill and fountain. Two-car
attached garage. $489,000. (Fon523Clark)
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SYLMARExcellent home situated on a quite residential street.
This home boasts a great sized lot with front and back private
yards. Beautifully brick paved front entry way. The backyard of-
fers a nice and well kept swimming pool, gas fire pit and lots of
room for entertainment. The open living room leads to the din-
ing area and open plan kitchen. Offering four bedrooms, two
bathrooms, newer wood laminate flooring, tile flooring and car-
pet. With interior garage access. This property is conveniently
located near L.A Mission College, El Cariso Golf Course and re-
gional county parks. $425,000. (Syl13129Cran)

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