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Claremont junior Ryan Renken is having a

great season so far and Tuesday was no exception. Renken anchored the Packs victory by placing second in the boys varsity
cross-country race.

CHS weekly sports/PAGE 16

Get water-wise on Sunday at RSABG.


COURIERphotos/Steven Felschundneff
Workers with West Coast Arborist removed the red ironbark eucalyptus in front of city hall on Monday. According to the city, four different arborists have made independent inspections and each found evidence of termite damage, significant rotting and bleeding, which is a sign of dead wood and decay within the heartwood of the tree.

LETTERS/ PAGE 2, 7, 8, 9

OBITS/ PAGE 11, 12, 13


Wilderness Park Master

Plan moves one step
closer to completion/ PAGE 5

Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015


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one hundred and seventh year, number 40

Dear Editor:
There was an admirable article in the
September 18 COURIER about CHS Principal Brett OConnor reminding students
to show courtesy to the visiting Damien
High School football team and fans. Also,
the Los Angeles Times wrote an article
about God and the outcome of games.
It brought back memories of my high
school football experience in the late 1950s.
Those were pre-Damien years when, at
Pomona Catholic High School, we played
against teams like Mater Dei. Game preparation included saying the rosary to be certain God was on our side.
I also recall chanting Kill Mater Dei
and beat Mater Dei at rallies of nice
Catholic boys and girls. (Mater Dei is Latin
translated to Mother of God.)
In retrospect, its no wonder we tied once
and lost twice, considering our ironic desire to kill and beat Gods mother.
Patrick Kelly

Questions of ownership

Dear Editor:
I walked around the Village again this
morning. I realized I have a lot of suppositions about property around here.
I remember the flap about the Hahn
Building at Harrison and Harvard, and that
the land was to be left as an urban forest by
the owners of that property in their will. So
did there have to be a change in zoning to
build a school structure there, let alone any
structure at all? Whats the zoning on the
sports lot at First and Harvard? Does college ownership preclude a zoning change
necessity? And the cottages on the west
side of College Avenue are both college
property and zoned residential, I guess.
Does the whole block have to be re-zoned?
Do we vote on re-zoning?


There are four period houses on the east

side of Harvard between Shelton Park and
Fourth Street. These are supposedly college-owned and house College personnelas well as the one house on Fourth
around the corner. But they must be cityzoned for residential, I suppose.
Ive also heard that whenever there is a
house for sale near the Village, the Colleges
are the usual and top bidders and there is a
lot of residential property that is collegeowned dotting the town. Where do zoning
rights stop for the city of Claremont? What
goes over the line? Is this business about
the new Museum of Art due to pop up on
the west side of College just a zoning
change away from happening? And if it
happens, how far into the Village does it ultimately go? Last wills didnt seem to stop
Hahn from rising.
Im really torn between charming cityhood and the thrill of watching a new building go up on the campuses. Whos running
out of roomcharming city or fabulous
college architecture? Guess they need a
new art venue with all the newest conservation bells and whistles, but thats their
problem. Why does it have to be the problem of the city? Do they own that much
property in the Village?
Helen Feller

Climate observations

Dear Editor:
In my letter of September 18, I described
the unusual sight of snow on the summit of
Mt. Baldy while the temperature in the valley was 102 degrees.
What Climate Change? was a farcical
question based on my incredulity that anyone could possibly believe that something
isnt amiss when it snows in September
here in Claremont.A little irony is a dangerous thing!


Cumulus before
Delicate Cirrus today
Heavenly display
Tish Butler
Haiku submissions should reflect upon life
or events in Claremont. Please email entries

Agendas for city meetings are available at
Tuesday, October 6
Planning Commission
Council Chamber, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 7
Community and Human Services
Council Chamber, 7 p.m.
I appreciate Professor Trents observations and fully realize that anecdotal evidence observed on the local scale does not
make the case for global climate change.
However, I do believe that it is through
the observation of small anomaliesa fruit
tree blooming weeks earlier than ever before, the thinning of ice on a local pond or
snow in Septemberthat we as individuals
come to accept the validity of climate
change. Such evidence is not strictly scientific but it may be the proof that eventually stirs millions of Americans to action
because they can see the consequences in
their own community.
Mark Merritt


Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015

ABOVE: Community Services Manager Paul Cranmer chats with Interim Community Services Director Pat Malloy while a crew works
to remove the diseased eucalyptus tree from the front of City Hall.
Mr. Cranmer, who is also the staff arborist, managed consultants
who determined the tree may be hazardous and needed to be removed.
ATLEFT: Armando Lopez with West Coast Arborist confers with a
co-worker about the next limb to be removed. The crew were very
careful cutting down the eucalyptus tree, using a crane to make
sure no large limbs damaged the adjacent building.
COURIERphotos/Steven Felschundneff
Armando Lopez secures a harness around the last limb
of the red ironbark eucalyptus in front of city hall on
Monday. It took the tree crew several hours to remove
the tree, which arborists had determined was too sick
to be saved. A replacement tree is currently being selected by city staff.

Low-water landscape expo

The city is partnering with Sustainable Claremont
and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden to offer a
Low-Water Landscape Expo on Sunday, October 4
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Ana
Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave.
The event will provide the public with help in reducing landscape water use, while also maintaining
the citys reputation as a community of beautiful
landscapes, and a healthy tree canopy.
Landscape designers, contractors and maintenance
professionals will be on hand to answer questions,
make recommendations and provide rough cost estimates. City and water agency staff will also be available to answer questions about drought restrictions,
rebate programs and permit requirements.
Plant and landscape experts will give short presentations regarding turf removal, landscape design,
water-efficient irrigation, how to maintain your new
yard and more.
Live music, kids' activities and a food truck will
also be provided to keep the event fun and entertaining for all ages. The event is free and open to the

Sustainable Claremont
annual meeting
Sustainable Claremonts 2015 annual meeting to
celebrate the organizations accomplishments during
the past yearand to look forward to another year of
sustainabilitywill be held Monday, October 5 from
6:30 to 9 p.m. at Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua
The theme this year is Energize Claremont, and
the event will feature relevant local vendors and
speakers. Awards will be given out to local businesses and community members who have become
leaders in sustainability. The event is free and open
to the public, and refreshments will be served. For
information, visit or


Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015

Police capture
suspect after
short pursuit

laremont police arrested an El

Monte man after a brief pursuit on Claremont Boulevard
Tuesday morning.
Anthony Ramirez, 26, was driving a dark red
Toyota Corolla that was reported stolen out of
El Monte, Claremont Police Lieutenant Aaron
Fate told the COURIER. Mr. Ramirez was on
Andrew Street when he noticed a passing police car and fled, reaching speeds close to 50
The chase came to an almost immediate end
on the 1400 block of Claremont Boulevard at
approximately 10:45 a.m., when Mr. Ramirez
pulled the car to the side of the road. Officers at
the scene conducted a high-risk traffic stop with
guns drawn as soon as the car was pulled over.
Up to eight officers were on the scene, including a police helicopter surveying the area.
A passenger in the Corolla was briefly detained and released without any charges, according to Lt. Fate. Mr. Ramirez is now facing
charges of grand theft auto and leading police
on a pursuit.

Matthew Bramlett

COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

A Claremont police officer handcuffs Anthony Ramirez, the driver of a stolen Toyota Corolla, while another officer
keeps his gun trained on a passenger on Tuesday in Claremont. Claremont police arrested the two male occupants
following a short pursuit in the city.

Friday, September 25
Just before 5 p.m., 36-year-old Salome Rodriguez casually walked into
the Chase bank, located on the 800
block of south Indian Hill, to allegedly
cash a stolen check. The Pomona residents plan quickly unraveled when the
teller contacted the victim of the theft,
who confirmed it was stolen. When officers arrived on the scene, Mr. Rodriguez confessed to having a meth
pipe in his pocket, according to Lieutenant Mike Ciszek. Officers also found
two more stolen checks and a wallet
belonging to a second victim. It gets
worse from there: Mr. Rodriguez was
wanted in San Bernardino County for
allegedly stealing a trailer with $40,000
worth of belongings, including the
checks, from the first victim. Mr. Rodriguez was transferred to San
Bernardino County to face charges.
At the Bank of America on the 300
block of Yale, a customer was using an
outdoor ATM at approximately 7:30
p.m. when 23-year-old Brett Kaplan of
Chino Hills bumped into her, distracting her from what she was doing.
When she forgot to log out after leaving
the ATM, Mr. Kaplan allegedly
swooped in and withdrew $400 from
her account, according to Lt. Ciszek.
The victim called the police when she

realized what happened, but Mr. Kaplan was nowhere to be found. The
next day, however, Mr. Kaplan committed a rookie mistake: returning to the
scene of the crime to try it again. This
time officers caught him, and he was
sent to the Claremont Police Department jail to face charges.
Saturday, September 26
A knockdown, drag-out fight took
place in the parking lot of Piano Piano,
leading to several arrests. The brawl
began at approximately 2:20 a.m., when
22-year-old Raymond Ramirez of
Downey was kicked out of the bar for
getting a little too drunk. His response
was to sucker-punch two of the security
guards. Mr. Ramirezs posse, which included 21-year-old Joshua Ramirez, 22year-old Joseph Ramirez, 27-year-old
Ernie Ramirez and 24-year-old Henry
Valencia, began fighting with the two
security guards, spilling out into the
parking lot.
When officers arrived at the Claremont hot spot, all members of the
Ramirez clan (as well as Mr. Valencia)
were placed under arrest, with Ernie
Ramirez and Mr. Valencia getting
picked up for outstanding warrants.
They were transported to the CPD jail,
where they were booked and released
with notices to appear. One of the secu-

rity guards was issued a citation for allegedly battering a woman during the
Sunday, September 27
We all have our bad days. Sometimes
we deal with them by breathing deeply
and counting to 10, and sometimes we
unload on random cars with a squeegee
in the middle of the street. Jennifer
Williams unfortunately took the latter
route. Officers responded to the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and
Towne Avenue after they were alerted
to the 42-year-old Pomona resident
swinging at cars with a squeegee in the
southbound left turning lane on Towne.
When officers asked Ms. Williams why
she was lashing out in such a way, she
claimed an unknown man attacked her.
She declined to name or press charges
against her alleged assailant. When officers asked Ms. Williams how much
she had to drink, she held out her
thumb and index finger to indicated
about three inches. She was taken into
custody for public intoxication to spent
time in the drunk tank.
Two tailgates from two separate Ford
trucks were stolen around the same
time between late Sunday night and
early Monday morning. The first incident occurred on the 2400 block of
Bonnie Brae. Sometime during the
night, unknown thieves removed the
tailgate of a black F250 and made their

escape. The tailgate was valued at

$750. The same night, a group of unknown thieves stole the tailgate off an
F150, which was parked on the 2200
block of Brescia. The second Fords
tailgate was valued at $650. There have
been no leads on suspects. Anyone with
information should call Claremont police at (909) 399-5411.
Monday, September 28
In what could only be described as a
complete fiasco, officers responded to a
noise complaint on the 2100 block of
Grand to find a gentleman who did not
want to cooperate with police. The
man, identified as 40-year-old Jason
Rose of Upland, attempted to flee officers during a lawful detention. The officers chased Mr. Rose into a bathroom,
where a struggle ensued. Mr. Rose then
pulled out a concealed hunting knife,
which resulted in him getting the Taser
from one of the officers. To make matters worse, Mr. Roses girlfriend, identified as 45-year-old Angelica Vargas of
Claremont, approached an officer from
behind and grabbed him by the neck to
push him away. Both Mr. Rose and Ms.
Vargas were arrested and pinned with a
number of charges, including assault
with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to
commit assault on a police officer, conspiracy to commit assault and disrupting behavior.
Matthew Bramlett

Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015


COURIERphotos/Steven Felschundneff
City Engineer Maria Tipping speaks with Claremont resident Beverly Speak as her granddaughter Savannah Speak fills out a comment card on Monday during a
public meeting to review the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park Master Plan.

Ideas abound as city gets feedback on park master plan

laremont residents
were given the opportunity to engage with
the city on the specifics of the
Claremont Hills Wilderness
Park Master Plan Monday
The event was an effort to inform residents about the future of the park and
provide a venue for public comment.
Held at Taylor Hall, it was structured as
an open forum, with tables dedicated to
each part of the master plan set up
around the halls perimeter.
Claremont Public Information Officer
Bevin Handel praised the nontraditional
format. Were hoping it gets more of a
dialogue going, Ms. Handel said.
The event centered on the Claremont
Wildlands Conservancys response to
the citys massive master plan for the
CHWP. In a packet sent out prior to the
meeting, the CWC outlined what they
agreed and disagreed with in the plan.
For the majority of the response, the
CWC agreed with the city plan, lauding
its goals of enhanced public outreach,
creating a Friends of the CHWP group
and restricting parking along the south
end of Via Padova.
However, there were a few issues the
CWC had with the master plan, namely

Claremont resident Richard Chavez takes notes while reviewing the displays
during a public meeting to review the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park Master Plan.
Mr. Chavez is a resident of Adirondack Lane, which is directly across from the
parks main entrance.

the citys recommendation to change the

name from the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park to the Claremont Hills Wilderness Area. According to CWC President
Lissa Petersen, it makes no sense to rename the park as an area, claiming the
existing structures around the CHWP
designate it as a park.

Also at odds with the CWC was the

citys suggestion to raise the four-hour
daily parking fee from $3 to $5 and the
annual fee from $100 to $140.
If prices are raised, there will be more
low-income people from the region who
come to the park regularly who will find
it much harder to use the park, Ms. Pe-

tersen said. So when we support access,

raising the fees limits access.
Claremont Assistant City Manager
Colin Tudor claimed raising the prices
for access to the park is a necessity to
initiate changes outlined in the master
plan such as turnstiles at the entrance, a
spike strip in the parking lot, restrooms,
trail maintenance and park rangers
We were looking at how we can
drive more revenue so we have enough
money to pay for these enhancements on
an ongoing basis, Mr. Tudor said.
Throughout the event, Claremonters
were encouraged to engage with city
representatives who were stationed at
each booth. Comment cards by attendees were filled out and given to city officials for further review.
Were going to take all the comments
back and start looking at them, evaluating what we can go through, Mr. Tudor
said. Weve got a lot of really good
comments, a lot of insightful ideas, and
we want to go back and see what we can
change to make it a better plan.
This is the third community meeting
involving the master plan, another step
forward in crafting a concrete blueprint
that, according to the city and the CWC,
is meant to last at least 20 years.
Matthew Bramlett

Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015

Biting the collegiate hand

by John Pixley

ts a project that would violate the

character and destroy the history of

Thats not all. Heres the reason for the proposed location: somebody has a lot of money to put into a project and they want it to be in the most prominent
location with their name on it. In contrast, the stated
reason for locating it there are weak.
To top it off, if the man proposing the project truly
believes the proposed changes would not be a dramatic change, he must either be delusional or is lying.
Who is this guy? This shifty conniver out to pull one
over on Claremont. The guy who wants to pull the
wool over our eyes and sell Claremont, with all its rich
and unique history and character, down the river? What
is this big-money project, focused on a prime location,
that is being foisted on us? Who is going to violate
and destroy Claremont with their pet project?
It could be Walmartyes, Walmart, trying to build a
megastore in the Village. Yes, Walmart wants to put a
big-box emporium in the Village, and woe to the shops
left to try to compete. Or perhaps its a gas refinery or a
power plant. Or perhaps its General Motors wanting to
build a distribution centeror even a factory, heaven
forbidin Claremont.
It could be. Thats what it sounds like in the letter in
these pages about a month ago. But its not.
The man who must either be delusional or is lying
(either way, hes not someone to be relied on or trusted)
is David Oxtoby, the president of Pomona College.
And the project, which will violate the character and
destroy the history of Claremont, is a new art museum
the college wants to build.
More specifically, the college wants to raze the old,
small college-owned bungalows on the corner of College and Bonita Avenues behind the Claremont library
and build a new museum. The new museum will replace Montgomery Art Gallery, which is deemed outdated and cramped and will reportedly be torn down
along with the Thatcher Music Building next door on
the east side of College Avenue. The proposal has been
dubbed by one man as the Oxtoby Plan.
No, this isnt Walmart or an energy plant, but the letter-writer, Charles Hepperle, and others over the last
several months dont see much difference. They tend to
see and portray Pomona College and President Oxtoby
as a greedy and scheming entity with nefarious intentions to encroach on, if not invade, our town.
Although Mr. Hepperle questions the need for a new
museum, going so far as to say, This is a college art

Same to you!

museum, not a world-class gallery of masterpieces,
most of the concern has been not about the new museum itself but about its placement on the west side of
College Avenue. As if in a desperate attempt to stop the
spread of a maleficent blob, those who have expressed
concern point out that there are only houses along the
west side of College Avenue south of Fourth Street,
with most suggesting that the museum be located
where there is a baseball field on the northeast corner
of College Avenue and First Street (handily pointing
out that the site isnt far from the Metrolink station).
Never mind that these houses and the land are owned
by Pomona College and mostly have institutional uses.
Pomona College isnt the only murky entity apparently out to have its dubious way with Claremont. In a
lengthy Viewpoint on the next page in the same August
28 COURIER edition, Claremont Lincoln University is
put under a harsh light and suspected of having less
than honorable intentions.
The new graduate school wants to expand and is
proposing to build on land owned by the Claremont
Unified School District next to La Puerta Sports Park.
In order for the plan to be feasible, according to CLU,
the school wants to switch, or flip, property with the
park so that it will have an Indian Hill Boulevard address. This, posits the writer, Tony Neilpovich Sr., is a
very bad idea.
Mr. Neilpovich not only presents a detailed list of the
hardships and inconveniences the plan would entail for
him and the other neighbors (bright lights, partying
after 9 p.m, remote-controlled aircraft with cameras,
view of public restrooms every time you open your
front door, etc.) He makes a point of saying that when
the schools architectural representive spoke about the
buildings height, either he was being disingenuous or
he was demonstrating a new form of comedy, which
is akin to saying Pomona Colleges President Oxtoby
must either be delusional or is lying.
It is also alleged that CLU is engaged in all of this
glad-handing, along with school district and city officials, which doesnt pass the smell test.
Is it not clear that the Colleges are some power-hungry entity that cant be trusted and is out to have its

way and take over Claremont? If not, Mr. Neilpovich

spells it out early in his piece: Some of the colleges in
Claremont may believe that they have enough clout
and leverage with the city to get what they want; perhaps they do, but not this time and not without a fight.
Really? The Colleges are an evil force with enough
clout and force to get what they want? So much so
that the rest of us have to fight them off? This is war,
with College Avenue roughly the line of battle? Really?
I wonder if many people remember, let alone miss,
the Woods. This was a small grove of trees behind
Pomona Colleges Carnegie Hall, north of Fourth
Street on, yes, the west side of College Avenue. When
the college proposed razing a number (but not all) of
the trees on this college-owned land to make way for
the Hahn building, there was considerable squawking,
with concern that the Village would be ruined. Now the
building is just part of the Village environs. And not
only is it surrounded by a good number of trees, I
would argue it is more attractive than the office building along First Street and the bunker-like library, which
replaced a previous charming building and which Mr.
Hepperle labeled brutalism-style in his letter. (No, it
didnt improve things when the copper band around the
exterior turned green, as was promised or rumored at
the time).
The same can be said about Claremont Graduate
Universitys Drucker buildinganother controversy
that isnt. There are plenty of others. And there was the
storm over the Bernard Field Station on the collegeowned land along Foothill Boulevard. Yes, there was a
fight, but the Colleges didnt really dig in their heels
and use their clout and leverage with the city to get
what they want. The Keck Institute settled in at another location. (This could be what happens in the CLU
It is hard to believe that the Colleges are out to take
over Claremont and to violate the character and destroy the history of Claremont. Wouldnt they want
Claremont to be a nice, unique, small college town that
is pleasant to live and work in?
After all, the Colleges are why Claremont is a nice,
unique, small town. They put Claremont on the map.
As Don Fisher pointed out in the same COURIER edition, the several Claremont Colleges are collectively
an intrinsic and integral part of our lovely town.
It goes without saying that the Colleges have much
invested in this and in being part of the character and
history of Claremont. Would they really mess it up?

Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015

Thank you, Roger Samuel

Dear Editor:
This is a posthumous thank you to
Roger Samuel of Claremont, our very own
extraordinary musician, director, conductor and founder of the Claremont Youth
Symphony Orchestra.
After attending his services a few weeks
ago, and finding no other information
about Roger in the weeks following, I feel
compelled to write this letter to thank him
and to let Claremonters know of Rogers
dedication to the youth in our town and in
the region.
It was in the 1970s that we met Roger,
when one of our daughters wanted to learn
to play the French horn. Roger took our
second grader and taught her the magic
and pleasure of playing the brass instrument; our other daughter was playing her
small violin.
Sometime in the early 1980s, Roger
started the Claremont Youth Symphony
Orchestra. Gary Ida, music director at
Claremont High School, helped secure
the band room at CHS for rehearsals each
week. Roger started this group with only
string instruments. Auditions were held
and string players were selected not only
from Claremont, but from surrounding
counties. Parents were committed to driving the distance to Claremont for weekly
rehearsals. This was a new concept for
area young musicians ages 8 to 20. After
a year or two, Roger added the brass sections and percussion to the Youth Orchestra. Yes, the French horn student passed the
audition and joined her violinist sister.


The beginning years included a concert or two at Little Bridges and at least
one opportunity annually to play a concert
with the adults in the Claremont Symphony. Roger added the Village Venture to
the venue for the young musicians. I still
remember each Village Venture included
young musicians playing on Harvard or
Yale Avenue for the entire day. And Roger
was always there, directing the ensemble.
The Village Venture performances continued for 20 to 30 years.
As years passed, and musicians graduated and went off to college, the yearly auditions continued to find more musicians.
The group grew and grew to resemble a
true Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra.
Rogerwith his wife Janet ever at his
side helpingplanned and executed numerous opportunitites for his young, large
group of musicians. They even had occasions to play with the Los Angles Philharmonic Orchestra. I could close my eyes
at the concert and believe the adult musicians were playing. The group was, and is,
that accomplished.
During later years, Roger arranged for
the group to travel to Europe to perform
with Philharmonics from other countries.
What an experience for the young musicians! I do not remember how many years
have passedmaybe 30 to 25 from the
onset of the string ensemblebut I do remember that Roger spent week after week
after week, dedicated to searching for per-

formance opportunities and directing our

youth to perfect their talents.
I sometimes wondered why Claremont
never recognized our own wonderful volunteer who dedicated decades to our
youth, and at least had he and his wife
Janet lead a Fourth of July parade. Sometimes recognition comes too late.
As a thankful parent, I just want to say,
Thank you, Roger!
Joyce Sauter

Yes on Measure PS


Dear Editor:
For the past 12 years, city commissions
and citizen committees have explored options for constructing a new public safety
facility that is now overdue. While the existing police station has served us well for
over 40 years, the building is no longer
suitable for todays police operations.
The community cannot continue to ignore the fact that our police force operates
in a facility that does not meet current
building codes, including seismic safety
standards and the requirements of Americans with Disabilities Act. The police
service is too important for us to ignore.
We believe our community will join us
in expressing our appreciation for the service of our police department. With that
appreciation, we recognize it is time to
provide a new public safety facility that is
suitable for the departments needs. We
support the city councils unanimous decision to ask voters to approve an annual
$286 parcel tax measure on the November
3 ballot for funding the police facilitys
construction. Such a decision is never
taken lightly, but it is necessary to maintain
public safety service from a secure and

suitable facility.
With input from members of the public,
the council considered various funding
options and concluded that a parcel tax is
the most equitable option, because all nongovernment property owners including
residents, businesses, colleges, churches
and nonprofit organizations pay equally
for equal access to our police service.
We join the Public Safety Ad Hoc Committee, the Police Commission, the City
Council and the Chamber of Commerce in
their determination that now is the time to
fund a new facility. A yes vote on Measure PS will guarantee that our excellent
police service will be available to us in a
secure building for years to come. It is a
guarantee we deserve and must have.
Claremont is one of the safest communities in southern California. We want to
maintain this high standard by giving our
officers the space and tools they need to do
their job for us.
We appreciate the leadership the council has shown on this issue. By placing
Measure PS on the November 3 ballot, the
city council is giving residents a say in our
communitys security and well-being.
Having had the privilege to serve the
residents of Claremont, we understand
firsthand the difficult choices needed to
solve many issues facing the community.
This is one of those choices, but one we
must make in order to ensure our public
safety now and for future generations.
We support and urge a yes vote on
Measure PS on November 3, 2015.
Richard Newton
Diann Ring
Karen Rosenthal
Suzan Smith
Sandy Baldonado
Paul Held
Ellen Taylor
Linda Elderkin
Frank Hungerford
Bill McCready
Former Claremont mayors
and councilmembers

Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015

Wilderness park master plan

Dear Editor:
I grew up in a small Midwest town.
Like most small towns throughout
America, the business district was deserted almost every weekday.
I remember just a few years ago we
were passing through one of the bigger
towns in Wyoming on Sidewalk Day,
and even though most of the stores had
tables on the sidewalk, the place was
eerily quiet with hardly a shopper in
sight. In contrast, some towns in the US
are more fortunate. They are located
near a big attraction like a national park
or seashore, and their businesses are
bustling with customers.
It is amazing to me to see Claremonts vibrant business district with so
many people that it is difficult to find a
parking space almost any day of the
week. The scene is far different in
neighboring cities. Im sure there are
multiple factors that create such a successful downtown, but I have a sense
that few people in Claremont appreciate the fact that our town also has a
major attraction, one that results in
about 500,000 visits a year. This, of
course, is the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park.
If only 10 percent of these park visits
result in someone patronizing a Claremont business, that would amount to
50,000 shoppers and diners a year.
There are hundreds of small towns that
would be delighted if they had an attraction that would generate as many
patrons for their businesses. This is
why it is so important that the city create a master plan that, among other
things, continues to encourage users to
visit the park. It is good for the city as a
whole. It seems odd that we havent
had much input from the Claremont
businesses with regards to the master
As a board member of the Claremont
Wildlands Conservancy for the past
year, I have been intimately involved
with the process of creating the citys
master plan for the park. I have attended many meetings of our group,
TAC meetings and neighborhood discussions. I also spent several hours
helping to survey park users last summer. I frequently hike in the park and
have read all of the letters written to the
There have been countless discussions about parking, preserving the en-


vironment, funding, bikers versus hikers, the need for restrooms and a myriad of other issues, all of which are
important. But while the city is trying
to assess the countless details involved
in the creation of the master plan, it
seems that nobody wants to step back
and take an overall look at the positive
impact the park has on Claremont as a
It is possible that decisions made by
the city council concerning the wilderness park could have implications affecting the prosperity of Claremont. For
example, the citys proposal in the draft
master plan to raise parking fees to $10
on weekend mornings might have a serious negative impact on how many
people from out of town visit the park.
This Congestion Pricing Program,
which is designed to redistribute visits,
may have the unintended consequence
of actually discouraging visitors instead
of redistributing them.
Its unfortunate that when surveys
were done of park users, there were no
questions designed to gauge how many
people visited Claremont businesses
before or after hiking or biking in the
If decisions about park fees are primarily based upon the desire to placate
those Claremonters who would discourage visitors to the park, those decisions
may have harmful consequences for the
city as a whole. It would be far better to
first gather data concerning the economic impact park users have on the
city and then make decisions about
pricing rather than create policies with
unknown consequences.
It is also important to point out that if
the park continues to draw large numbers of regional users, especially from
underserved communities, it may be
very helpful in the future when attempting to qualify for valuable grants to expand the park and to implement the
resource management plan proposed in
the draft.
Finally, at the present time, the parking fees generate about $350,000 a year,
which represents the bulk of the funds
that support management of the park.
We must be careful not to put this current cash flow in jeopardy so that we
have adequate funds to properly main-

tain the park.

The Claremont Hills Wilderness Park
is an extremely valuable asset for our
community in many ways. A carefully
crafted master plan will be very important in ensuring the future prosperity of
Claremont and maintaining the success
of the park for years to come.
David Bedell

Police Commissioners urge

yes on Measure PS
Dear Editor:
The Claremont Police Commission
was formed in 2001 amidst tragedy and
controversy, but has since become a
model of responsible civilian oversight
in a city that prides itself on being responsive to community concerns. The
seven of us have been chairs of that
commission for more than 14 years and
we are proud of the progress that has
been made.
Although there is always more work
to be done, we believe that the Claremont Police Department now has
strong leadership, the highest professional standards and a department and
city staff that are open to input and always looking to improve. Claremont
should be proud of these achievements
and we are honored to have participated
in the process.
The police commission has been
aware from its beginnings that our police department was working in an
aging facility that was too small for the
current force and not able to utilize all
of the modern technology adopted by
the best police departments. For this
reason, we encouraged the city to move
forward with plans for a new police facility as soon as it was feasible.
Economic reversals intervened and
required all of us to adapt, but we are
pleased to hear that the city is now proposing to move forward with this important project. A parcel tax proposal
will be brought before the voters in November to address this need, and we
strongly support the plan.
Claremont deserves the best in law
enforcement, and that includes a modern police facility that will allow officers to respond to community needs for
the next several decades. We believe

that city officials have done careful

planning and have devised the fairest
possible financing proposal. We trust
that they will continue to work with the
community to design the right kind of
facility at the right price for this city.
We urge all those who will be voting
in November to support this process by
voting yes on Measure PS.
Helaine Goldwater
Richard Fass
Kevin Arnold
Carol Painter
Frank Bedoya
Barbara Musselman
Sayeed Shaikh

Has VW forfeited its rights?

Dear Editor:
The recent news that Volkswagen,
now the worlds largest auto manufacturer, has been intentionally and systematically defrauding both the
consumers of our state and the laws of
our state by installing software to defeat
anti-pollution measures is truly appalling.
These clearly intentional acts set this
particular big business wrongdoing
apart and separate from GMs and Toyotas recent screw ups.
VW may defend itself by saying, in
effect, Well, no one died because of
these actions. If so, this should be rejected out of hand. In an era of massive
climate change and the imperative that
we move beyond carbon as quickly as
possible, these actions by VW must be
seen in the larger context of the struggle
to shift from polluting to clean forms of
personal transportation.
In fact, VW, the damage you have
done is not only to your reputation, but
also to the integrity of the entire environmental movement. The disrespect
VW has shown for our laws and the importance we place on a livable state
make this a special case for California.
Should VW be allowed to get away
with it? Should just some monetary
fines and penalties be enough? I say no.
We should not waste this opportunity to
show ourselves and the world that California intends to be a global leader in
the clean tech and renewable energy
In this instance, we should make an
example of VW and ban this corporation
from doing all business in California in
the future. In effect, this would be a
death sentence for VW in California,
something they have earned and justly
Peter L. Coye

Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015

Why Measure PS isnt right

for Claremont
Dear Editor:
As Mayor Corey Calaycay stated in his
Viewpoint last week, the voters of Claremont will have the chance to decide on a
$50 million parcel tax for a large new police station.
The Claremont City Council selected a
parcel tax to finance this to ensure, as the
mayor alleges, that property owners, including churches, colleges and nonprofit
organizations, pay a fair share of the costs
because they benefit equally from police
services. The council misses the mark on
The downside to a parcel tax is that
equality is based only on the parcel; for
example, the entire Super King shopping
center will pay the same as a single homeowner. Analysis of the parcel tax versus a
general obligation bond shows that 71
percent of the parcels in Claremont will
pay more per year with this parcel tax, and
48 percent will pay at least $100 more annually. Meanwhile, others will save thousands of dollars annually with three
commercial properties saving in excess of
$11,000 each per year.
I was surprised to see that city leaders
are including $3,789,500 in radio equipment over 40 years. Their financing
model reveals these radios will have a
total cost of ownership of $9,056,905.
Radio equipment is depreciated over five
years and has a useful life of seven years,
according to the IRS. Claremonters will
be paying for this asset more than 30 years

after it has been retired. This decision
means that the tax payments from 792
homes for those 30 years will be paying
off obsolete and retired assets.
The Measure CL school bond was defeated when voters realized that a significant portion of the money there would be
used for short-lived technology.
The mayor states that the police station
is to be 39,445 square feet, whereas the
staff report presented to council in March
states the building is to be 47,200 square
feet. The approved plan includes another
$2,135,000 support building of around
10,000 square feet, additional square
footage that Mayor Calaycay seems to
have overlooked.
Interestingly, the selected design is a
single-story building with a footprint as
nearly the size of a football field under
roof. The proposed station is 50 percent
larger than the station in Upland, which
has a population double the size of our
city. The Upland station was constructed
in 1989 and complies with the Essential
Services Seismic Act of 1986. When
erected, the population of Upland was 75
percent more than the current population
of Claremont. These factors point to a police station of less than half the size proposed, and more than double the present
size, as being appropriate for Claremont.
The selected parcel tax is financed over
40 years resulting in a total payout of

$119,500,000 or $11,440 per included

parcel. Re-scoping the police station and
tightening up the financing would offer
sizable savings at no real cost of service:
a $20 million plan would reduce this payout from $286 for 40 years to $128 over
30 years, saving each homeowner $6,320
over the life of the loan ($158 per year).
And the police station would be paid off
10 years earlier.
While we all might agree that the current police station situation needs improvement, in November youre asked to
decide if councils proposed $50 million
solution at $248,958 per month for 40
years is the one and only correct answer.
It is not.
The plan on the ballot this November
equates to $1,059 per square foot as compared to Montclairs station with all the
bells and whistles that was constructed
for $576 per square foot. If you, like me,
believe that we need improvement but
want a station for our actual needs at a
fraction of the price then you must vote
no on Measure PS.
Jay Pocock

Police station is a tax burden

Dear Editor:
The Claremont City Council is proposing to build a new police station.
The facility would be adjacent to the

underutilized city yard on Monte Vista,

across from the Claremont Club. The proposed size of this new edifice is 47,000
square feet, which seems like overkill to
me. It would cost approximately $50 million and be funded by a parcel tax, which
would affect every resident directly or indirectly to the tune of $286 per year for 40
The city contends that there is not
enough space for operation, but we already have room for expansion at the
present location in the form of an underutilized impound yard.
We already are paying off $12.5 million for Johnsons Pasture, $49 million for
the Claremont Unified School District
and, if all goes as planned, are about to
start paying a new bond of $135 million
or more for the water rights to our city.
Crime is down, we have already spent
$591,000 for 12 new fully-equipped police cars and $2 million for a Mobile
Emergency Operations Unit complete
with a dispatch center out of city funds.
The city also contends that the existing
station doesnt meet earthquake standards
imposed long after the station was built.
In the event of such a catastrophe, the Mobile Unit would actually be used and operations would continue as usual while we
effected repairs.
I, for one, dont want this additional tax
burden, which would also fall on our children and grandchildren.
Hayden Lening

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Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015

Doris Dee H. Pawley


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Doris Pawley, a longtime Claremont
resident, died on September 22, 2015 at
North Kansas City Hospital at the age
of 82. She was happy to be attending
her 60-year reunion at Park University
in Parkville, Missouri.
Doris, known to friends and family as
Dee, was born on August 12, 1933 in
Rhinebeck, New York to Florence and
Milton Houghton. After graduating
from Red Hook Central High School in
1951, she attended Park College in
Parkville, Missouri where she earned a
bachelors degree in political science in
1955. She acted as coordinator for the
Collegiate Council for the United Nations for Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas
from 1953-54. She received her teaching credential at the University of La
Verne in 1969 and earned a credential as
a language development specialist from
the University of Riverside in 1993.
Dee married Richard Pawley in 1955
at St. Marks Episcopal Church in Upland. The ceremony was officiated by
Reverend Frederick Shafer, Mrs. Pawleys former pastor from Barrytown,
New York. Their reception was at the
Shafer home at Dartmouth and Foothill
in Claremont. She worked for the Los
Angeles County Health Department as a
polio statistician while Rick was in

graduate school at UCLA. She followed

him to Olympia, Washington while he
was in the US Army and stationed at
Fort Lewis, Washington. The couple
moved to San Jacinto in 1958 and in
1963 settled in Claremont, where Mr.
Pawley taught at Claremont High
Mrs. Pawley taught in the OntarioMontclair School District from 1970 to
2000, most of those years as a kindergarten teacher. Over the years, she
served with the Community Builders of
San Jacinto/Hemet, Womens Society of

the Methodist Church, the OntarioMontclair Teachers Association, the

Claremont High School Band Boosters
and the League of Women Voters of the
Claremont Area, acting as president of
the latter two organizations for several
years. She was also active with Delta
Kappa Gamma, Community Friends of
International Students and the Claremont Community School of Music, and
participated in the CLASP after-school
tutoring program. She was a partner in
the Claremont business The T Formation since 1980.
Dee traveled extensively, enjoying
trips to all 50 states as well as journeys
abroad to England, Scotland, Greece,
Turkey, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy,
Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia, China, Thailand, Australia,
New Zealand, Peru, Mexico, Russia,
Costa Rica and the Caribbean. She left
this world doing what she loved to do,
traveling and visiting with family and
Dee was a devoted, loving and selfsacrificing wife, mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother, aunt, cousin, friend
and community servant, her loved ones
She was preceded in death by her
brother Ronald Houghton and her hus-

band of 56 years, Richard Rick Pawley.

She is survived by her sons and
daughters-in-law, Christopher and
Kelly Pawley of Norco and Jeffrey and
Lise Pawley of Orcutt, California; her
daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and
Jerry Cottrill of Oklahoma City; her
grandchildren Kevin and Alysa Pawley,
Rachael and Cesar Solis, Drew Cottrill,
Rebecca Morrow, Elizabeth Pawley,
Leah Cottrill, Evan Pawley and Sean
Pawley. She also leaves three greatgrandchildren, Remington Cash Pawley, Obadiah James Solis and Raeghan
Reese Pawley, several nieces and
nephews, numerous other extended
family members and many others who
called her mom, grandma and
A memorial service will be held on
Friday, October 2 at 11 a.m. at the
Claremont United Methodist Church,
211 W. Foothill Blvd. in Claremont,
with Reverend Mark Wiley officiating
and a reception to follow at the CUMC
Round Building. Interment of ashes will
be at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Claremont After-School
Programs, Inc. at CLASP, 1111 N.
Mountain Ave., Claremont, CA 91711.

Ray E. Johnson
University educator, husband, father and friend
Ray E. Johnson, a longtime Claremont resident,
died on September 13, 2015 at Ronald Reagan UCLA
Medical Center. He was 77.
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had a full and accomplished life. He graduated with
an undergraduate degree from the University of the
Americas and a masters and PhD in history from the
University of California, Santa Barbara. Most of his
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the University of La Verne, first managing interna-

tional programs and later as associate dean of the

School of Continuing Education. He was a leader and
mentor to his students and colleagues.
He would say he was married for all of his meaningful life to his beautiful wife of 45 years, Barbara.
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and Ruth. He also leaves behind a brother, Curtis, of
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Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015

Carol Furth Sontag



Theater namesake, gracious hostess

Carol Sontag, a longtime Claremont
resident, died on September 12, 2015.
She was 91.
She was born Carol Ann Furth on
January 8, 1924 in Woodland, California, the third child and only daughter of
Victor and Valance Furth of Winters,
California in Yolo County. She was a
third-generation native Californian, her
great-grandparents having migrated
west during the Gold Rush.
She was raised on the ranch in Winters owned by her father and grandfather, Furth and Furth Orchards, where
they grew apricots and almonds. As a
girl, she helped in the drying yards,
watching over the muslin sheets where
apricot halves were laid to dry in the
hot California sun.
The Furth family left the ranch and
moved to Berkeley, where Carol graduated from Berkeley High. She went on
to attend the University of California,
as had her parents and much of her
family, living in the Tri Delta house on
campus and becoming president of the
Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was
named a senior standout, an honor accorded for outstanding academic performance.
After graduating with a degree in
public speaking in 1945, she spent the
summer working at Fallen Leaf Lodge,
now Stanford Lodge on Fallen Leaf
Lake. There she met her future husband, Frederick Sontag, who was also
working at the camp during his summer
break from Stanford University.
Courtship led to marriage and, following a wedding ceremony in Piedmont,
California on June 10, 1950, they
moved immediately to New Haven,
Connecticut where Fred went to earn
his PhD at Yale. Mrs. Sontag was a
meticulous speller and, having worked
in the registrars office while at Cal
where she learned shorthand and perfected her typing skillstyped all of
Dr. Sontags graduate papers at Yale as
well as the dissertation for his PhD.
In 1952 the couple moved across the
country to Claremont, where Dr. Sontag had accepted a post as professor of
philosophy at Pomona College. They
moved into a college-owned house on
the corner of College Avenue and 7th
Street, now site of the Seeley G. Mudd
Science Center. They were joined by a
son, Grant Furth, on March 19, 1955,
followed by a daughter, Anne Burnett,
on May 14, 1956.
The growing family moved to a new
tract home above Foothill Boulevard in
what was a former orange grove at 713
Cedarview Drive. From there, Dr. Sontag biked to the college every day, taking first Grant and then Anne to Mary
B. Eyre Nursery School while Mrs.
Sontag kept up the home. She also volunteered as a Gray Lady for the
American Red Cross, and worked parttime as a secretary in Pomonas history
department and elsewhere on campus.
In 1958-59, the Sontag family enjoyed the first of several wonderful sojourns while Fred was on sabbatical at

Union Theological Seminary in New

York City. In 1960 the Sontags took up
residence in a beautiful vintage home at
1120 N. Indian Hill Blvd. in the Claremont Village, the setting for many a
wonderful dinner party hosted by Fred
and Carol.
Mrs. Sontag was an accomplished
cook and, during a sabbatical year in
Paris in 1973-74, she and Anne even
took some classes at the famed Cordon
Bleu, sharing their culinary delights
with a steady flow of guests grateful for
a warm welcome and delicious meal.
She loved to plan dinner parties, cook,
and entertain guests in styleoften including Pomona students, faculty and
Her care extended to the smallest detail, and she added to the table decorations she had made or silver pieces she
had crafted working alongside College
friends Jean Platt and Masago Armstrong, under the tutelage of silversmith
Catherine Bruce. There wasnt a craft
in which Carol couldnt excel. She was
gifted at needlepoint, knitting and embroidery, and her pillows and framed
pieces adorned their beautiful home.
Unstinting in her generosity, she also
shared her handiwork as gifts, along
with products from her kitchen and
handmade cards.
The Sontags loved to travel, often in
conjunction with Dr. Sontags scholarly
work, and during their lifetime they visited every continent except Antarctica
and every state except Alaska. In addition to New York and Paris, Mrs. Sontag set up homes in Rome and Kyoto
and, of course, they entertained itinerant Pomona students in every locale.
Carol always found a way to coax a
dinner party even out of a cramped
kitchen. Perhaps her favorite destination was Cambridge, England where
Fred was at one point a scholar-in-residence at Jesus College. Mrs. Sontag
loved the Gothic architecture, the flowers in the courtyards and going to hear
the famous Kings College Choir.
The Sontags shared a love of classical music and were season ticket holders to the LA Philharmonic, the LA
Chamber Orchestra and the Hollywood
Bowl, often taking their children to
these venues as well as to many theater

performances in the Los Angeles area.

Carol served on the Foothill Philharmonic Committee for decades, raising
money for the orchestra. She was also
active in the Curtain Raisers, supporting productions at Claremonts Garrison Theater. Dr. and Mrs. Sontag
enjoyed attending concerts at Pomona
or the Congregational Church where
they were members throughout their
In the 1970s, Fred and Carol took up
tenancy in Pomonas Harwood Court as
faculty residents, providing yet another
generation of Pomona students with
their warm welcome and gracious hospitality. They were honored as a couple
during their lifetime through the generous gifts of Pomona alumni, who made
possible in 1997 the dedication of the
Sontag Greek Theatre on campus.
In 1998 the Sontags relocated for the
last time to Pilgrim Place, where they
enriched the retirement community by
their presence and were able to extend
friendships going back decades as well
as to establish new ones. Carol made
friends readily and was always interested in discussing the news of the day,
a recent performance she had attended
or the scores of her favorite sports
teams. She was proud of the accom-

plishments achieved by her husband,

children and grandchildren.
She was a talented, gracious and
well-loved woman, dedicated to her
family and her community, family
Mrs. Sontag was predeceased by her
husband Frederick, her brothers Gordon and Alan Furth, her sister-in-law
Nina Furth and her nephew Andrew
She is survived by her son Grant of
Mountain View; her daughter and sonin-law, Anne and Paul Karch of Madison, Wisconsin; and her grandchildren,
Rachel, Lydia and Chas Karch (Sally).
She also leaves her sister-in-law Virginia Furth of Oakland and nieces
Wynne Furth (Don Brenneis) of Palo
Alto and Amy Furth of Seattle, all of
whom she loved dearly.
A memorial service will be held on
November 21, 2015 at 3 p.m. in Decker
Hall at Pilgrim Place. Memorial contributions may be made to Foothill Philharmonic, Pomona College, Pilgrim
Place or VNA Hospice of Southern
California, which provided care in
Carols final days.

Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015

David Ogle



Devoted educator, musician

David Leo Ogle, a longtime Claremont resident, died on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at home with family,
following a prolonged illness. He was
He was born on July 29, 1934 in
Boise, Idaho to Phyllis and Walter Bus
Ogle. He was the oldest of two boys
and the first grandchild on both sides of
the family. At age 12, David moved
with his parents to Schiller, where they
operated a grain elevator for General
He graduated from American Falls
High School in 1952 and married Wilma
Waite on June 21, 1953. The couple
moved to Boise, where he completed a
certificate in music and their daughter
Tanda was born. Returning to Pocatello,
Idaho, Mr. Ogle completed his bachelors degree and earned a teaching credential at Idaho State University and
began his teaching career in Gooding,
Idaho. A second daughter, Jenny, was
born there.
Moving to Blackfoot in 1958, Mr.
Ogle taught English and history at
Blackfoot Junior High School while
earning his masters degree and administrative credential from Idaho State University. He moved into school
administration as principal of Irving Elementary School in Blackfoot. During

western United States until the mid1980s. Returning to his roots in education, he taught English to international
students at the foreign language school
located at Citrus College for many years.
Mr. Ogle was passionate about literature, history, teaching and music. He
read the complete works of numerous
authors and took pleasure in reading poetry, completing challenging crossword
puzzles and listening to music of all
kinds. He also enjoyed playing the piano
and his trumpet.
David is survived by his wife Wilma
Ogle; his daughters Jenny Teresi (Bennett) and Allison Rodriguez (John) of
Claremont; his brother Ray (Ruth) Ogle
of Pocatello, Idaho and Jerry Teresi of
Rancho Cucamonga; his granddaughters
Jennifer Teresi and Joanna (Steve)
this time period, a third daughter Allison
and a son Jeffrey were born in Pocatello.
While living in Blackfoot, David and
Wilma were active members of the
Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist
Church, where Mr. Ogle served as choir
director and lay leader. He was also active in the Elks and enjoyed bowling and
In August 1971 the family moved to
California, settling in Claremont where
David worked for the John Henry Company. He was a top salesperson for the

Schaefer, and his grandsons Todd Pratt

and Noah Rodriguez.
He also leaves his great-grandson
Ethan Schaefer and great-granddaughter
Leah Schaefer; his nephews Dean
(Laura) Ogle and Trevor (Kristie) Ogle
and their families; and his brothers-inlaw Charles Waite, David Waite and
Jerry (Ruth) Kugler and their families.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Tanda (Joe) Pratt, son Jeffrey Ogle
and brother Stephen Ogle.
A funeral was held on September 26
at Claremont United Methodist Church,
followed by interment in the churchs
Memorial Garden. The family suggests
that memorial contributions be made to
Claremont United Methodist Church,
211 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA

Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015

Roger Samuel



Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra director, beloved mentor

Roger Samuel, a longtime Claremont resident who
made an enormous impact on countless budding musicians, died on August 29, 2015 after a 17-year battle
with prostate cancer. He was 72.
He was born on October 27, 1942 in Los Angeles
to James and Ruth Samuel.He attended Marshall
High School in Los Angeles and also marched as a
young trombonist in the Hollywood Sons of the
American Legion Band, where he met his future wife
Janet. They attended California State University, Los
Angeles and received degrees in music education.
The couple was married in 1964 and had three children,all of whom were inspired by their parents love
for music and now work in music as teachers, performers and administrators.
For 38 years, Mr. Samuel served as a music teacher
and music coordinator in the Azusa Unified School
District, until his retirement in 2003. He was also a respected trombone instructor and clinician as well as
an active performer throughout southern California.
In 1989, the Samuels founded the Claremont
Young Musicians Orchestra (CYMO), which continues today to teach, inspire and serve 170 young musicians each year.Roger was the music director and
conductor of the orchestras until his death.
Over the years, membership in the Claremont
Young Musicians Orchestra has provided its young
participants with unforgettable experiences as well as
a strong musical foundation. These include regular
concerts presented in Bridges Auditorium at Pomona
College as well as memorable travel opportunities.
The Samuels led delegations of 100 teen musicians

on tours of Europe four times over the years. During

the latest trip, held in 2013, the orchestra performed at
venues like the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria,
Schleissheim Castle in Munich and the Teatro Verdi
in Padua, Italy.
Claremont resident Cindy Fan has wonderful memories of her time in the Claremont Young Musicians
Orchestra, where she served as concertmaster for a
couple of years. She went on to major in music at
Yale and is now a private violin teacher.
Mr. Samuels guidance was one of the strongest
musical forces in my life, Ms. Fan said. He poured
out his love and his energy into all of us, and it definitely shaped me as a musician. I cant say enough
about what hes done for all of us. Anyone who has
played under his baton was really changed for the better.
Larry J. Livingston is chair of the department of
conducting at the USC Thornton School of Music. He
counts himself as fortunate to have known Mr.
Samuel and his family for three decades. He has enjoyed many a CYMO concert and even, on occasion,
has served as a guest conductor. Mr. Samuel, he said,

was a true gift to the community.

First of all, he had the most important attribute of
a music educator. Although the music was vitally important, it was the children that mattered most. He had
a deep caring for them, Mr. Livingston said. He
also had boundless energy. Even when he was struggling and dealing with cancer, he remained vital and
Of course, Mr. Samuel considered it an achievement when one of his students grew up to be a professional musician, as many have. But he saw all students time with the CYMO as critically important,
even if they pursued other careers.
He wanted everyone in his group to be sufficiently
inspired that they would continue playing music, no
matter what profession they went into, Mr. Livingston said. He wanted them to be good audiences,
and to treasure the central place of music in their
On the CYMO Facebook page, there is a notice letting orchestra members and alumni and their families
know about the passing of Mr. Samuel. The post received nearly 100 comments, sending love to the
Samuel family and lavishing praise on the late music
educator. These include a tribute by former Claremont
Young Musicians Orchestra member RoseJeanWeller.
Mr. Samuel lived life the way many strive
to...making an immense, wonderful, positive and resonant impact on thousands of young musicians. What
a gift it was to have him our lives, she wrote. I
learned so many things about music, and life, from
my time being mentored by him. Hes left a profound
and prolific influence in all our lives.
Fermata in peace, she concluded, referring to a
symbol of musical notation indicating that the length
of a note should be prolonged.
Mr. Samuel is survived by his wife Janet Samuel
and their children, Greg Samuel, Gail Samuel and her
husband William Christian, and Brent Samuel and his
wife Shirley Ho.He also leaves his grandchildren,
Samuel and Orlando Christian and Zoey and Maya
Samuel, as well as a sister, Pat Brown.
The funeral for Roger took place on September 11
at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Claremont,
where he was a parishioner for nearly 40 years.He is
buried in Oak Park Cemetery.Memorial contributions
may be made to the Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra (PO Box722, Claremont, CA 91711) and the
USC Norris Westside Cancer Center (9033 Wilshire
Blvd., Ste 300, Beverly Hills, CA 90211).

Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015


Mission to Modern: 33rd annual Claremont Heritage home tour

by John Neiuber

To us, our house was not insentient matterit had

a heart and a soul and eyes to see us with; and approvals and solicitudes and deep sympathies; it was
of us, and we were in the peace of its benediction. We
never came home from an absence that its face did
not light up and speak out its eloquent welcomeand
we could not enter it unmoved. Samuel Clemens

he 33rd Annual Claremont Heritage Home Tour, Mission to Modern: Residential Architecture
1900-1940s that influenced Modernism,
that will take place on Sunday, October
11, features six of Claremonts finest
homes that epitomize Samuel Clemens
words. They are not only significant architecturally, but also for the people associated with the homes that shaped the
history and culture of the city.

The Wright House, a California Craftsman, the

home of Andrew and Blenda Wright, was built by
Mary R. Darling in 1903. It has the distinction of
being the only home in Claremont designed by
Charles and Henry Greene, and the first home they
built outside of Pasadena. It was also their first home

to receive international recognition and was published

in Academy Architecture in 1903. The structure was
the first to demonstrate elements that would become
their signature style. It was the first home where they
designed the total environment that included the lighting, decorations and furniture. Extensively renovated
by the Wrights beginning in 2007, the home demonstrates the delicate balance of restoring and preserving
an historic structure while renovating it to meet
todays lifestyle requirements.
The Neiuber House, a Transitional Craftsman, the
home of Karen and John Neiuber, was built in 1908
by Winfield and Katie Palmer. Palmer was a rancher,
president of the Claremont National Bank, manager
of The College Heights Orange and Lemon Association and president of the Town Committee, precursor
to a mayor and city council. In the 1920s, Dr. Morrill
and Mrs. Mary Ilsley purchased the home. Dr. Ilsley
served as the college physician and Mary Ilsley
headed up the tree-planting program in the city for
many years. The Neiubers purchased the home in
2003, and did extensive restoration and renovations in
2004 and 2005. Over the last four years, the entire
first floor has been restored using historic photographs.
The Baker House, a Spanish Colonial Revival, the
home of Francine and William Baker, was built in
1926 by Grace Thomas. The home was designed by
Pasadena architect, H.L. Martin. In the 1920s, the
Spanish Revival was the most fashionable housing
style of the day and this house is a perfect example of
the vernacular with its stucco walls, red tile roof and
arched windows and doors. The interior features the
original Batchelder-tiled fireplace, hardwood floors,
crown molding and curved wrought-iron stairway.
The Bakers purchased the home in 1991 and performed extensive sympathetic restoration, balancing
historic renovation while updating the home to modern living. Mrs. Baker served for many years as the
city of Claremonts arts coordinator, and the Bakers
are members of the advisory council of the Ruth
Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College.
The Scripps College House, a Spanish Colonial
Revival, the home of Charlotte Johnson, dean of students at Scripps, was built in 1927 by Edward Ware.
It was described at the time in a Claremont
COURIER article as one of the finest new homes

that has been started in Claremont. The homes historic name is from Louise Padelford, a French professor at Scripps College, who purchased the house in
the 1960s. She hosted many Asian religious leaders at
the home, and the Buddhist statuary and Japanese
screens that were once part of the dcor now reside in
the Scripps permanent collection. The home is in
keeping with the style with very few exterior changes
over the years. It features textured stucco walls, varying window sizes, a red tile roof and wooden-railed
balconies, which is a nod to the Monterrey variant of
the style.
The Bassman House, built in 1938 in the International Style by artist Milford Zornes, is the home of
Lori Bassman, and was designed by Swedish architect, Carl Tooedsson. He taught at USC and later
practiced in Los Angeles after World War II, where he
became internationally known. The home is listed in
An Architectural Guide to Los Angeles, by David
Gebhard and Robert Winter, where it is listed as A
sophisticated International Style essay in brick and
glass. The home was featured in Architectural
Record in 1941, and in The American Home magazine in 1944, where it was described as $6000 Worth
of Sunshine. Milford Zornes, who studied and later
taught at Pomona College, lived there when he designed the mural for the Claremont Post Office. He
went on to become one of the most prominent members of the California Watercolor School.
The Houy Haus, a Modern Neo-Georgian, the
home of Tina and Markus Houy, was built in 1941 by
Arthur G. Coons, a professor at Scripps College.
What makes this house unique is that it is a Modernist
reinterpretation of the classical form, much in the
same manner that Millard Sheets reinterpreted classicism at the Garrison Theater at Scripps. This can be
seen in the slender columns at the front of the house
where the door is capped by the traditional broken
pediment, but in a scale purposefully out of proportion.
Purchased in 2009, the Houys have undertaken
major renovations while maintaining the Georgian design. The front facade was moved forward to add a
more formal entry. The kitchen was completely remodeled, a den was added, as were his and hers
offices and the master bedroom and bath were enlarged.
In Samuel Clemens words, these homes are not
insentient matter. They, and those who occupied
them, have contributed to the sense of place that is
Claremont. We are shaped and molded by the places
we live, oftentimes not realizing it until later, and
upon reflection. The memories of the houses and
rooms in which life events happened remain with us,
and those memories help to define us and inform our
lives and values.


Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015


COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff

ABOVE: The girls junior varsity team gets pumped up for their race on Tuesday during the second Palomares League meet in San Dimas. The girls took to the new
flatter route quite well, claiming 17 of the top 20 places. BELOW: CHS runners Annie Boos and Kiana Cavanaugh congratulate each other following the girls varsity
race at Bonelli Park. Boos third place and Cavanaughs fourth place set the groundwork for Claremonts victory.

CHS cross country

swarms competition in league meet

laremont High School cross-country coach

Bill Reeves may be a man of few words,
but he certainly got the message across to
his runners: go for the team win over individual
And thats exactly what happened as the
Wolfpack swept the second Palomares
League meet on Tuesday at Bonelli Regional
Park, even though the highest varsity place was second.
The boys varsity team ran in a very tight pack for the first 10
or 12 minutes, with five Claremont runners joined by a pair
from Ayala and Bonita as well as one Diamond Bar runner.
However, in the final push for the finish Ayalas Steven Kahn
picked up the pace, forcing the rest to chase. In the end Kahn
came in first at 15:13, followed by Claremonts Ryan Renken at
15:15 and Ayalas Gavin Bradley at 15:28. The next highest
place for the Pack was Tab Backman who took seventh at 15:48,
but Claremont also got five of the next six places, clinching the
team title. The final score was Claremont 36, Bonita 53 and
Ayala 60.
The girls varsity race was remarkably similar, with the top
runners largely sticking together and pacing themselves for the
finish. This time it was Bonitas Kelsey Creese who eventually
broke away, taking first at 18:16 followed by Ayalas Sydney
Tullai at 18:21 and Claremonts Annie Boos at 18:27. Again the
team tactic worked for Claremont as they snatched six of the
next nine spots and the overall victory: Claremont 27, Ayala 59
and Bonita 66.


Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015


The Claremont High School football
team won its non-conference home
game against Bell Gardens, 22-0. With
the victory, the Pack extends its undefeated season to five games.
Quarterback Raine Pohaku KaheakuPaiva threw five passes for 53 yards and
had six carries for 59 yards and one rushing touchdown.
Duy Tran-Sampson was again the top
ball carrier with 196 yards and one
touchdown. Markelle Davis had 12 carries for 72 yards, and caught two passes
for 28 yards. Justin Smith had two carries for nine yards and one touchdown.
COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff
Cameron Gray had two receptions for 28 The strongest contenders in the girls varsity race ran together for much of the race
yards, while Laquamie Bond caught one until the final minutes when Bonitas Kelsey Creese broke away. Even though Clare17-yard pass.
monts top finish was third, they took seven of the top 12 places for the team vic-

CHS will face Bonita in their Palomares League opener next Friday in La
Before the Bell Gardens game, Claremont High School honored former football coach Mike Collins for his 20 years
leading the Wolfpack and 30 years in
coaching. As Mr. Collins stood on the
50-yard-line with his wife Laura and son
Troy, the announcer read a biography of
the former coachs accomplishments
while some Wolfpack alum players
stood behind him.
After the ceremony, Mr. Collins participated in the ceremonial coin toss and
then retreated to the end zone to enjoy
the game with his former players.

CHS girls varsity tennis beat Diamond
Bar on Tuesday. The Packtied 9-9 in sets
but won in overall games, 74-70.

SPORTING LIFE/from previous page

Claremont High School has five runners in the pack of leaders during the boys varsity race which was key to their team win. Ryan Renken, right, makes it look easy
on his way to second place.

atching the girls junior varsity race, one might have

though Claremont was the
only team that showed up, at least for
those watching the front of the race. In
all, the massive girls JV team took 17 of
the top 20 places including the top nine
spots led by Alyssa Cantrells first-place
finish at 19:24, Kyla Morris at 19:39
and Sarah Ayala at 19:52.
The meet got off to a hectic start because the timing personnel accidentally
went to the wrong location, causing an
hour delay. As a result, the freshman,
sophmore and junior varsity boys races
were combined in an effort to save time,
yielding one massive pack of competitors.
With all of those runners out on the
course even the coaches were a bit confused.
I cant tell if we are winning, said
Coach Reeves as the bulk of the runners
passed during the first of two laps.
But win they did, with Sergio Es-

pinoza taking first in the JV race at

16:29, followed by Ayalas Andrew
Martinez at 16:42 and Claremonts
Jacob Gomez at 16:47. The Pack also
had seven of the top 10 places for the
team victory.
As he waited for the timing crew to
arrive Coach Reeves elaborated on his
overall plan for the meet.
With the Packs top finish in the first
league meet, Coach Reeves told his
team, They will be coming after us, so
youve got to come out and race.
At the same time he warned them,
You can only go to the well so many
times, a euphemism for going all-out
in an effort to take a top spot.
Instead, he told the athletes to save
their energy for the league finals and
then go for the personal win.
Next up for cross-country is the Clovis Invite on October 10.
Steven Felschundneff


For photo galleries of this weeks news, visit

Friday, October 2 through Saturday, October 10



KNOW TOMORROW Outdoor Activity

Fair on Walker Beach starting at noon followed by a speaker series starting at 4 p.m.
in Rose Hills Theatre. More than 30 organizations will be participating. Environmental artwork, food packaging event, free Ben
& Jerrys, Vita Coco and Kind Bars, dozens
of informational booths, displays and notable speakers. Join in for an unforgettable
day with college communities across the
country. Best-selling author and interna-

tional sustainability expert William Powers

joins the National Day of Action Know Tomorrow Climate Change Awareness initiative. At 1 p.m., Mr. Powers presents his new
book New Slow City, with book-signing to
follow. From 4 to 5 p.m., Mr. Powers joins
the speakers series of thought leaders on climate change and sustainability. Free to the
public. Noon to 8 p.m. 700 N. College Way.
MATERIAL GIRLS An exhibition of
new artwork from Jan Wheatcroft and
Helen Feller. Friday, October 2 from 5 to 8
p.m.; Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m.; and Sunday, October 4 from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. This event takes place at the Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center at Memorial
Park on Indian Hill Boulevard, Claremont.


Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015


Claremont Art Walk

Jeff Richards from SNL will

perform at Flappers Comedy Club.

Check out our list of galleries

and a walking-tour map.

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ART WALK Visit art galleries throughout

the Claremont Village for art receptions between 6 to 9 p.m. Additionally, art and craft
vendors plus a live band will be at Art Walk
at the Packing House.
FALL PLANTING FESTIVAL Buy California native plants at Grow Native Nurserys season opening spectacular. The Fall
Planting Festival at Grow Native Nursery
at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden will
showcase thousands of California native
and water-efficient plants, many propagated
from their own collections and not available
anywhere else. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1500 N.
College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.
Verma of Wild Birds Unlimited will give
a talk and slideshow about the birds of
Claremont and surrounding areas with a
special focus on north Claremont and the
Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. 10
a.m. 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.
All ages welcome. Free to the public.
The Advanced Aerial Spin Circus Kids are
performing an exciting night of solos and
duets on aerial silks, aerial hoop and static
trapeze in this haunted circus spectacle. Friday, October 2 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, October
3 at 5 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, October 4 at
8 p.m. $15 general admission. Tickets may

be purchased at the studio or online at (space is limited). The

Circus Studio, home of Spin Circus, 548 W.
First St., Claremont Packing House. For
more information, call (909) 625-3333 or
FOUNDERS DAY This year, Founders
Day will also mark the dedication of the
new Millikan Laboratory and Andrew Science Hall. Join in for an afternoon of family-friendly programming that includes
science and math activities for all ages. 610
N. College Ave., Claremont. 2 to 7 p.m.
MASKS OF WONDER Using a unique
blend of collage materials, ARTstART student teachers will offer workshop participants a chance to create masks that reflect
their personality and feelings. On the Same
Page art workshop. 2 to 4 p.m. Claremont
Library Meeting Room, 208 N. Harvard
Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-4902.



Audubon Society will lead a two-hour beginners bird walk at 8 a.m. at Rancho Santa
Ana Botanic Garden, located at 1500 N.
College Ave., Claremont. Bring binoculars
and meet at the entrance. There is no charge
to enter the garden with the Audubon
group. Families are welcome.
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DRIP Low-Water Landscape Expo. Attend

a free, low-water landscaping expo from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Ana
Botanic Garden. The expo, which is hosted
by DRIP, Sustainable Claremont, Rancho
Santa Ana Botanic Garden and the City of
Claremont, will offer information from experts about turf removal, landscape design,
water-efficient irrigation, maintenance and
more. Attendees can meet contractors who
will give information and estimates and also
learn new drought restrictions. The day includes live music, kids activities and food
trucks. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden,
1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. For more
information, visit
or email
WONDER Claremont Youth Discussion:
Perspectives on Wonder. Student panelists
in 4th, 5th and 6th grades, moderated by
Lydia Hernandez, an elementary school
teacher at Sycamore School, will discuss the
themes of Wonder and share what the book
means to them. Audience discussion following the panel. 2 to 4 p.m. Claremont Library,
208 Harvard Ave., Claremont.



Cultural Memory and Media in Former Yugoslavia. Her scholarship, research and
creative works are all manifestations of her
commitment to a deeper understanding of
the relationships between media, nationalism, gender, collective memory and politics.

12:15 p.m. Free to the public. 350 N. College Way, Claremont. (909) 607-1159
LECTURE Singing & Dancing/Nature &
Community in the Central African Rain
Forest. Michelle Kisliuk, associate professor
at University of Virginia, will be speaking.
Her current research/writing project is a collection of theoretical essays and case studies
that address the ongoing project of performance ethnography, focusing in particular on
her recent research with the House of Israel
community in Western Ghana. 4:15 p.m.
Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340
N. College Ave., Claremont. Free to the
public. (909) 607-4385.
FILM SCREENING Beyond the Heights
followed by Q&A. In 2013, Samina Baig became the first Pakistani woman and youngest
Muslim woman ever to reach the summit of
Mt. Everest. She also became the first
woman to successfully climb the seven
summits (the highest peaks on all seven
continents) in a single year. This documentary is the story of Saminas journey from her
remote village in Pakistan to the worlds
highest place. She and her brother, Mirza Ali,
will be present for a reception in the foyer of
outside of Rose Hills Theatre before the
screening and take questions afterwards. 6
p.m. Free to the public. 170 E. Sixth St.,
Claremont. (909) 607-2513.
SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT Sustainable Claremonts 2015 annual meeting.
Free and open to the community. The theme
this year is Energize Claremont, and the
meeting will feature relevant local vendors
and speakers. Refreshments will be served.
6:30 to 9 p.m. Padua Hills Theatre, 4467
Padua Ave., Claremont. For more information, visit or email



6 Friday

GILEAD AND A CURE FOR HEPATITIS C The speaker is Dr. Gerard Jensen.
The University Club meets Tuesdays at
11:30 a.m. at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. $13
meeting fee includes buffet lunch.
WINDOWS 10 Claremont Senior Computer Club meets on Tuesday evenings at
the Hughes Community Center, located at
1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Meetings
begin at 7:30 p.m., with social time at 7
p.m. Visit for more information.


POETRY READING 2015 Kingsley Tufts

winner Angie Estes. 5:30 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.



Featured readings by 2015 Kingsley Tufts
Poetry Award-winner Angie Estes and
Foothill poets Brett Salsbury, AJ Urquidi
and Jose Hernandez. The event will also
feature a first-year MFA student group show
and an exhibit by Foothill-featured artist,
Lara Salmon. 6 p.m. Free and open to the
public. Drinks and hors doeuvres will be
provided, and books from the authors will
be on sale. Located at Peggy Phelps and
East Galleries, 251 E. Tenth St., Claremont.
MINGLE & MUNCH Join in for a fun Friday evening with refreshments, live music
and conversation where age 50 and over
individuals and couples can explore new
friendships. This event will take place on
6 to 8 p.m. at the Garner House, 840 N.
Indian Hill Blvd. Admission is $10. RSVP
required. Call (909) 399-5488.

8 October


El Etnogrfo. John Zemke is a specialist in
Medieval Spanish literature. 12:15 p.m. Oldenborg Center, 350 N. College Way, Claremont. Free to the Public. (909) 607-1159.
THEATER Lynn Nottages By the Way,
Meet Vera Stark follows the life of Vera
Stark, an aspiring African-American actress
and her relationship to her white Hollywood
friend and boss, Gloria Mitchell. October 8
and 9 at 8 p.m., October 10 at 2 to 8 p.m.
and October 11 at 2 p.m. $11. Allen Theatre,
333 N. College Way, Claremont.



CONCERT A special Bridges Hall of

Music Centennial Celebration performance with Martin Chalifour, acclaimed violinist and the Los Angeles Philharmonic
concertmaster, performing a special program including music by Brahms, Norman, Prokofiev and more. Free admission
with open seating, no tickets. Doors open
approximately 30 minutes prior to performance. Pomona College Bridges Hall
of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont., (909) 607-2671.

Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015

EUREKA CLAREMONT: 580 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. Open from 11 a.m. to midnight,
Sunday through Thursday; closes at 1 a.m. Friday and
Saturday. Hoppy Hour daily from 2 to 6 p.m. (909)
Thursdays: All Titos Vodka drinks $2 off and Eureka Thursday Night Music.
FLAPPERS COMEDY: 540 W. First St., Claremont
Packing House. 18 and over. 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, October 2: Larry Omaha from Stand Up
Revolution. 8 and 10 p.m.
Saturday, October 3: Larry Omaha from Stand Up
Revolution. 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 4: Magic and Comedy with

Eric Buss at 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 8: Uncle Clydes Claremont Contest at 8 p.m. and Open Mic Audition Show at 10 p.m.
Friday, October 9: Jeff Richards from SNL. 8 and
10 p.m.
Saturday, October 10: Jeff Richards from SNL. 7
and 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 11: Magic and Comedy. 7 p.m.
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. (909)
Friday, October 2: 200 West (acoustic rock). 10 p.m.
Saturday, October 3: Rex Homes (rock/pop/alternative). 10 p.m.
Sunday, October 4: Sunday Piano with Connie Han
at 6 p.m. followed by Super Awesome Open Mic Night
with Josh at 9:30 p.m.


Tuesday, October 6: King Trivia Night. 9 p.m.

Wednesday, October 7: Joe Atman (piano/ballads).
9 p.m.
Thursday, October 8: Homero Chaves (jazz/Latin
jazz) at 8:30 p.m. followed by Mixer Jon (hip
hop/house) at 11 p.m.
Friday, October 9: Ojos Rojos (rock). 10 p.m.
PIANO PIANO: 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Live dueling piano show times: Wednesday
and Thursday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 21 and over. $5 cover charge
on Fridays and Saturdays after 8 p.m. (no cover
charge with student ID). (909) 547-4266.
Tuesdays: Taco Tuesday with $1 tacos, $2 Coronas and $3 margaritas. Rock the mic or jam with
the band.
Wednesdays: Rockstar Karaoke. Rock the mic
or jam with the band. $2 Bud Lights and $4 Vodka
Rockstars. 9 p.m.
Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: Thursday at 5 p.m. Email: There is NO
guarantee that items submitted will be published.



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Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015


254 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont. Monday
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (909) 624-7238.
Through October 31: Sojourner: The
Sacred Crossings featuring new works
by Tammy Greenwood. These new
works, using a variety of printmaking
processes, mimic the ritualistic process
of repetition. This is especially represented in the linocut, which is much like
the creating of a mandala, being mindful
of each purposeful mark. Opening reception: Saturday, October 3 from 6 to
9 p.m. Catered by Cheesecave.
205 Yale Ave., Claremont Chamber of
Commerce. Monday through Friday, 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. (909) 398-1060.
Through October 31: Recent Paintings by Martha Cowan. This is a collection of work including abandoned or
worn out places, everyday objects that
would otherwise go unnoticed and live
models. Opening reception: Saturday,
October 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, October 3
Foothill Blvd.


Bonita Avenue

Second Street


5 1 6
532 W. First St., #204, Claremont
Packing House. Open Wednesday
through Saturday, 2 to 7 p.m. Extended
hours on weekends. Visit
Email for information about purchasing monthly wall
space for artwork display or to inquire
about event rental of gallery space.
Through October 31: The Artwork
of A.G. Castaneda. This exhibition
showcases the macabre through traditional mediums such as watercolor, oil
pastel and pen, a perfect fit for the October, All Hallows Eve fix. Opening
reception: Saturday, October 3 from 6
to 9 p.m. Refreshments provided by
Pappas Artisanal.
ART CENTER: 250 W. First St.,
Suite 120, Claremont. Monday
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (909)
Through November 13: Tile Show
2015 featuring Jackie Marsh. The
25th annual Tile Show continues to
build on the tradition of community
exchange and inclusion that have
made the Tile Show such a unique
and successful event. This years iteration of the Tile Show features new
ceramic sculpture by Jackie Marsh.
Marsh produces small scale figures
decorated with gestural carvings and
loosely applied glazes. These delightful and sometimes ambiguous creatures exude a sense of Buddha-like
contentment, which leaves the viewer
longing to spend time with them.
Their palm-sized scale encourages
handling and the intimate engagement
of a teacup. In fact, many of these
creatures combine animal with vessel
to make hybrid forms, which are
reminiscent of traditional face jugs or
pre-Colombian pottery. Reception:
Saturday, October 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Harvard Avenue

First Street
Yale Avenue


LA MINUTE: 536 W. First St.,
Claremont Packing House. Open
daily. (909) 798-2255.
Through October 31: Works by
Elisabeth Arena. Ms. Arena received
a BFA from Tufts University in conjunction with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and spent
two semesters of undergraduate study
at Studio Art Centers International,
Florence. She then went on to Radford
University to obtain a Masters degree
with a concentration in drawing. To
learn more about the artist, visit Opening reception: Saturday, October 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.
134 Yale Ave., Claremont. Open daily
from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (909) 626-3322.
Through October 31: Above, Beyond & Somewhere Else featuring
photographs by Kendall Johnson and
Susan Ilsley. The artists explore nuanced
experience through photo images capturing the transcendence and irony of
everyday life. Opening reception: Saturday, October 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Claremont Art Walk:

Indian Hill Blvd.



Claremont Packing House. Sunday
through Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. (909)
Through October 31: Crayon Color
Challenge by Friends of the Modern
Quilt Guild. Opening reception: Saturday, October 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.


Claremont Art Walk takes place on the first Saturday of the month between 6 and 9
p.m. and an arts festival featuring live music plus vendor and information booths
takes place at the Claremont Packing House, 532 W. First St., Claremont. This
months live music is Redlands-based band Summon the Yeti.


Foothill Blvd. Suite 101, Claremont.
Open Wednesday through Saturday
noon to 5 p.m.
(909) 268-4526.
Through October 31: The Dog
Would Be Proud featuring over 30 still
life, landscape and figurative paintings
by Debra Holladay. Opening reception:
Meet the artist on Saturday, October 3
from 4 to 7 p.m.
9 LAST DROP CAF: 119 Harvard Ave., Claremont. Monday through
Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 7
a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6
p.m. (909) 4821870.
Through October 31: Sedona by
Nacy Clark. Opening reception: Saturday, October 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.

10 SQUARE i GALLERY: 110 Harvard Ave., Claremont. Tuesday

through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
or by appointment. Square i is an
annex of the Artist Trait Gallery. Exhibits rotate approximately every six
weeks. Call (909) 621-9091 or email
Through October 31: Echo Mesa
Chine. Artist Larry Whites art career
has spanned nearly 45 years. Although
primarily known as a master craftsman
working with Sam Maloof for 29 years,
hes also known as a versatile artist exhibiting work in other disciplines including ceramic sculpture, drawing, painting
and mixed media. Opening reception:
Saturday, October 3 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015

Pomona College. Box-office hours are Monday
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (909) 607-1139.
Purchase tickets online; choose seats at For disabled access and to
drop off patrons at Bridges Auditorium, drive north on
Columbia Avenue from First Street to Fourth Street.
Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6: The
Nutcracker comes to life in Inland Pacific Ballets
spectacular holiday ballet with dazzling sets, beautiful costumes and more than 80 dancers on stage.
This annual yuletide favorite tells the story of a
young girl named Clara who receives a magical
nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve and sets out on a
wondrous journey to the Land of the Snow and the
Kingdom of Sweets. Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
and Sunday at 2 p.m.
150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. (909) 607-2671.
Sunday, October 4: Conductor Eric Lindholm
leads the collegiate ensemble in a program including
George Walkers Tangents, Respighis Botticelli
Triptych and Haydns Symphony No. 104 in D
Major, London. Free admission with open seating,
no tickets. Doors open approximately 30 minutes
prior to performance. 3 p.m.
GARRISON THEATER: 231 E. Tenth St., Claremont. Scripps College Performing Arts Center. (909)
607-2634 or visit
Sunday, October 4: A modern variant of 1930s
Django Reinhardt-inspired Gypsy jazz. 3 p.m.
W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora at Citrus College. Discounts available for students, seniors and youth.
(626) 963-9411 or
Saturday, October 3: Chinese Circus and Acrobats. Direct from Beijing, two international-acclaimed companies join forces to tour the U.S.
together for the first time. At 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11: Emerging American Voices. At 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2

Image courtesy of Haugh Performing Arts Center

Th National Acrobats and Circus of the Peoples Republic
of China present Peking Dreams on Saturday, October
3 at the Haugh Performing Arts Center in Glendora.

p.m. on Sunday.
Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17: A Night
of Music from Film. This annual showcase of student work features video projections, student actors,
singers and the Citrus Sierra Wind Symphony. 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 24: Mnozil Brass at 8 p.m. with
humor and wit from Monty Python.
Sunday, October 18: Route 66. RV adventurer
John Holod narrates his travel film Route 66: Exploring the Mother Road. 2 p.m.
November 6 through 15: It is April 9, 1940. The
Nazis invade your country and take over your home.
What would you do? The Epiphany depicts a heroic,
young womans struggle to keep her family together,
uphold her dignity and honor against malevolent
forces, and ultimately choose between collaboration
or resistance in order to survive. Over the course of
the occupation, she discovers her true identity by
demonstrating the power of the human spirit through
self-determination and free will while embracing her
indigenous Sami lineage and culture. The Epiphany
powerfully dramatizes challenges faced and sacrifices made by everyday men and women trapped in
the crucible of war and enemy occupation. At the Citrus Little Theatre.
Sunday, November 8: Tom Dreesen celebrates
Frank Sinatras 100th birthday. 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 14: Stunt Dog Experience is
back again by popular demand with a full-length production. 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 5: Candy Cane Corners. There



is a new family in Tinsel Towers and theyve never heard

of Christmas. At the Citrus Little Theatre. 1:30 and 3 p.m.
December 5 through 20: The entire Citrus Music Department welcomes the holidays with an all new choral
concert and magical awe-inspiring holiday musical
Christmas Is Santa visits snowy Victorian England
to capture the wonderment of Christmas memories,
past, present and future before inviting the audience to
visit him and Mrs. Claus at their home in the North
Pole. This original production will feature the famous
Citrus Singers, extravagant scenery and costumes and
a glorious live orchestra. This jolly show is jam-packed
with holiday melodies, festive dancing and Christmas
cheer. Its guaranteed to dazzle your senses, tug at your
heart, tickle your funny bone and get you ready for a
magical holiday season. Bring your family and all your
friends and join the thousands who come year after year
for their dose of Christmas spirit, Citrus style.
Saturday, December 5: Songs of Christmas. 8 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, December 10 and 11: Holidance! The annual dance celebration of the holiday
season showcases student and faculty work, and is
packed chock-full of holiday music, dancing and
good cheer, including selections from Tchaikovskys
beloved Nutcracker. 8 p.m.

Answers to last weeks puzzle #334

Crossword by Myles Mellor. Puzzle #335

1. Stared at
6. New Vista del Valle principal,
goes with 10 across
10. See 6 across
14. Garlicky mayonnaise
15. Soothe
16. Creme-filled cookie
17. Extended family
19. Hawaiian, for example
21. Discordant
22. The "D" in DOT
23. Take advantage of
24. Bicycle part
26. P for Pythagoras
27. Opposite of swell
31. Cultivation
36. 2002 Winter Olympics locale
37. Econ. yardstick
39. Energize
40. He painted "Dog Barking at
the Moon"
41. Study in musical technique
44. Reddish-brown gem
45. Distant
47. Colt, for one
48. Airport pickup transport
49. Mythical being that is half
man and half horse
52. Goal scorer for Claremont
Mudd-Scripps womens'
soccer, goes with 46 down

54. Cable channel

55. National bird of Australia
56. "You betcha!"
59. Dines
61. Alphas' opposites
66. Surpass
68. _____ Grint, Harry
Potter actor
69. Tin foil, e.g.
70. Home of Vance Air
Force Base
72. Sievelike
73. Australian parrot
74. City near the California
75. Not windy

1. Greek earth goddess: var.
2. "___ No Mountain High
Enough" (1970 chart-topper)
3. Game you can't play
4. Zest
5. Hindu festival of lights
6. Exist
7. Many a bust
8. Press
9. Oracle site
10. Take in
11. Official language of

12. Lawyers' charges

13. Cry from the tee
18. Mud
20. Castaway's site, perhaps
25. Good mannered man,
for short
27. Shrub
28. Handy
29. British peer
30. "Fiddlesticks!"
32. Stocking stuff
33. ___ oneself (utilize)
34. Having lots of cooties
35. Finish at
38. Pooch
42. N.C. University
43. Bewitch
46. See 52 across
50. Loan shark
51. Plunder
53. Emotional upheaval
56. Long, dismal cry
57. Lira's replacement
58. Principal
60. Quick trip
62. Type of sword
63. Tackle
64. Refuges
65. Eye affliction
67. "The ___ who came in
from the cold"
71. Let's __ lunch!

Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015


Claremont Heritage to host annual Home Tour

laremont Heritage will host its
annual Home Tour on Sunday,
October 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The six historic homes include the only Greene &

Greene-designed residence in Claremont, the Darling House, The Sycamores, a beautifully restored
Craftsman and the original Milford Zornes home

and studio, as well as the Padelford House, an amazing Mediterranean Revival

The theme of this years Home Tour is Mission
to Modern 1900 1940s. The event will feature
homes that contain architectural design influences
that embody the characteristics that later became
known as Modernism.
The tour will highlight examples of Claremonts

exceptional and varied residential architecture including Arts & Crafts, Craftsman, Neo-Georgian,
Spanish Revival and International styles.
Check-in is at the historic Garner House in Memorial Park where the Claremont Heritage office is
Tickets are $35 or $40 the day of the event. See for more information.

Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015


Love, passion motivate new shop for longtime Claremont merchant

o local merchant
Brenda Ricciardi, Bottega 25 is a true labor of
love. To understand why, one
has to look at what she has
been through to get here.

The tiny home dcor shop, tucked

away in a corner of Claremonts Packing House, has been open for more than
a year. Every corner of the space is
adorned with charming knick-knacks
from across the world, primarily the
United Kingdom and Italy.
I wanted an Italian and Euro-type of
name, and bottega means artist gallery
or boutique or artist workshop, Ms.
Ricciardi said. So it was perfect.
Despite the relative newness of Bottega 25, Ms. Ricciardi has been a Village mainstay for many years prior
through her previous shop, Three
French Hens. Together with her dear
friend, local real estate agent Catherine
Shelton, Ms. Ricciardi shopped for fascinating pieces from around the world
and brought all of it to the City of
Disaster struck in August of 2010,
when Ms. Shelton died in a tragic auto
accident in front of Three French Hens
on First Street.
According to reports from the
COURIER, Ms. Ricciardi and Ms.
Shelton were exiting an SUV when it
lurched forward, striking Ms. Shelton.
It slammed into two light poles and a
bench before stopping near the entrance
to Bua Thai Cuisine. Ms. Shelton died a
short time later at Pomona Valley Medical Center.
Ms. Ricciardi herself was injured
while trying to get the careening car to
stop. She was devastated by the loss of
her closest friend, and slowly withdrew
from her duties at her store, shuttering
it a year later.
I closed Three French Hens because
it was very, very difficult to be in that
space, Ms. Ricciardi said. And just,
every day the memories of what happenedit was really difficult. I just
couldnt go into the shop because of
that. It didnt feel the same anymore. I
wasnt happy. It wasnt a happy place.
Ms. Ricciardi stayed away from retail for nearly three years, resigning
herself to giving up on her dream.
She eventually connected with and
married her husband, Mario Ricciardi.
She credits Mr. Ricciardi, a local orthodontist, with lighting the spark under
her to open up another shop.
We were having dinner one day and
he said, Why dont you do what you
love? Why dont you go open a shop?
Ms. Ricciardi said. And I said, I just
dont want to start the whole Three
French Hens thing again. And he said,
Just do it.
The name Bottega 25 has a personal
significance; the term bottega was chosen to reflect the stores new Italian-inspired theme, and the number 25
reflects the date Brenda and Mario
were married.

someones living room or an artists

loft. Walls are covered with Italian
paintings that hearken back to the
1940s and 1950s, gleaming chandeliers
are tastefully stationed throughout the
room and, most prominently, a sign
adorning the right wall reads, Life is
beautiful, which serves as the shops
thesis statement.
The space feels much better, Ms.
Ricciardi said. It just feels like one
good, happy, nice, beautiful space.
She opened the shop without much
advertising, hoping she would go under
the radar and not be connected to Three
French Hens. Claremonters immediately recognized her and her signature
style, however, and embraced Ms. Ricciardi with open arms.
Thats the best thing about Claremont, she said with a smile. Its a
wonderful community and the people
are lovely.
COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff
Brenda Ricciardi opened the home decoration store Bottega 25 about a year ago
in the Packing House. However Ms. Ricciardi is no stranger in the Village, having
owned Three French Hens for years.

The tile artwork of Washington state-based Sid Dickens is one of the featured products at Bottega 25.

For the newly-christened Bottega 25,

Ms. Ricciardi wanted to go in a completely new direction, freeing herself
from the memories of her last enterprise. But that wasnt exactly what happened.
I had a completely different vision

for what Bottega 25 would be. And

Bottega 25 is almost exactly the same
as Three French Hens, Ms. Ricciardi
said, laughing. So its just in my
When you walk into Bottega 25, you
get the sense that youre entering into

s. Ricciardi has big

plans for her store in
the months going
forward. In December, she
plans to open up her basement
for weekly classes and workshops involving painting and
designing different types of
furniture. She is also working
out a deal with Annie Sloan, a
top-of-the-line decorative paint
supplier from the United Kingdom.
With the help of her husband, as well
as her trusted employees, Ms. Ricciardi
is reclaiming her status as a shopkeeper
and a member of Claremonts thriving
business community.
After all the circumstances that happened, I thought it was donethat it
was all over, Ms. Ricciardi said. And
now that I created Bottega 25, its very
Still, she will never forget her friendship with Catherine Shelton.
Every day I think about her, she
said. I think that shes a big part of
everything I do.
Matthew Bramlett

Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015


Pitzer hosts candidate with big American dreams

artin OMalley
spoke at Pitzer College last Thursday,
vowing to the Benton Auditorium crowd to rebuild the
truth of the American dream.
Mr. OMalley, the former governor of
Maryland and Democratic presidential
candidate, spoke to a packed house of
Claremont Colleges students and community members in an event that was
half stump speech and half open Q&A
He opened his speech with a light jab
at fellow Democratic candidates Hillary
Clinton and Bernie Sanders, indicating
thathis party pedigree has greater purity
than his opponents.
I am not a former Republican, Mr.
OMalley said. I am not a former Independent. I am not a socialist. I am a Democrat, and I am running for president
of the United States.
The Pitzer College Student Senate
helped to put the event together, specifically through the work of students Josue
Pasillas, Andrew Lydens and Chance

I am not a former Republican, Mr. OMalley said. I

am not a former Independent. I am not a socialist. I
am a Democrat and I am
running for president of
the United States.

COURIERphoto/Steven Felschundneff
Democratic presidential candidate Martin OMalley greets Claremont College students following his speech on Friday at
Pitzer College. Mr. OMalleys talk outlined his progressive political platform including reigning in college tuition debt,
generating all electricity from renewable sources and implementing public financing for congressional races.

ccording to Mr. Pasillas, Governor OMalley is the first presidential candidate to speak at
Pitzer while on the campaign trail in the
colleges 50-year history.
Im really excited, he said. We
were talking about engaging the students
more about the election process and
civic engagement and were like, Why
not bring an actual presidential candidate to campus? So Im glad it happened.
Mr. OMalley touched on his 15-part
platform, sharing his thoughts on immigration, higher education and gun control.
Im the only candidate in this race
who has 15 years of executive experience, Mr. OMalley said, saying he is
the best candidate to forge a new consensus.
After his speech, Mr. OMalley
opened the floor to queries from students. Topics included the Syrian
refugee crisis, transgender rights, veterans affairs and how Mr. OMalley differs from other candidates such as Mr.

Sanders and Ms. Clinton.

Some of the loudest applause came
when the presidential hopeful made his
stance on immigration perfectly clear.
The enduring symbol of America is
not the barbed wire fence, but the Statue
of Liberty, Mr. OMalley said. I am
not for building walls.
After the event, Mr. OMalley spoke
to the COURIER about an ongoing controversy in Democratic circlesthe decision by the Democratic National
Committee to limit the schedule to six
debates during the long primary season.
Many Democrats have expressed concern that the relatively small number of

debates would favor better-known candidates such as Ms. Clinton. Mr. OMalley did not mince words when asked his
opinion on the DNCs decision.
I dont think its good for the country, he said. I think its not good for the
party to let the Republican debates go
In fact, Mr. OMalley said, most of
the rank and file members of his party
have expressed outrage, calling the small
number of debates an undemocratic
So well see. Hopefully, there will be
more responsible members of the party
who will rise up and fix this. In the

meantime, Im going to do my very best

to promote my candidacy the best I
After the event, Mr. Lydens discussed
what this event meant for the students at
Pitzer and neighboring colleges.
I think its great. We are promoting
this educated global community, because we have a knowledge and we
have this open dialogue with so many
different leader of the world and leaders
of communities and we can really grow
as world citizens, Mr. Lydens said. So
I think it means a lot.
Matthew Bramlett

RSABG welcomes autumn with
plant sale, festival
Claremont COURIER/Friday, October 2, 2015

Claremont Kiwanis seeks volunteers for Read Me program

The Kiwanis Club of Claremont invites community
members who have one hour of time to spare on a
weekly basis, to sign up and become a reader for the
clubs Read Me program. This program brings volunteer readers into Claremont preschool classrooms,
to read from age-appropriate and approved books to
young students, in order to encourage good reading
habits from an early age.
Working closely with the school districts Early
Childhood Development staff, this program was
launched more than 14 years ago. More than 10,000
books are donated annually by the Kiwanis Club.
Each child in the reading group receives their own
copy of the book being read to take home and add to
their own home library.
Co-chairmen for the 2015-16 school year are Jerry
Feingold and Alan Robb, who will assist new volunteers with their assignments. For information, call
(909) 624-6395 or email

Local students to raise spirit

through cheer day
El Roble Intermediate Schools most enthusiastic
sports boosters invite the community to join them for El
Roble Cheer Day on Saturday, October 3. The event
runs from 9 a.m. to noon in the El Roble Gym, located
at 665 N. Mountain Ave. in Claremont.
Participants will get an El Roble Cheer T-shirt and
lessons where they learn some brand-new cheers.
Guests will also enjoy snacks, drinks and a cheer performance. Tickets cost $25. Those who attend will be
invited to join the El Roble Cheer Team in the CHS
Homecoming Parade on Friday, October 16.
For information, contact Coach Yolanda Gonzalez at

Kingsley Tufts winner to spend
week-in-residence at CGU
The 2015 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award winner,
Angie Estes, will be returning to Claremont Graduate
University for her week-in-residence beginning October 5.
Ms. Estes was awarded $100,000 for her book Enchante, and will be joining students in various
classes across the Claremont Colleges, holding several public readings, visiting the Mt. San Antonio
Gardens retirement community and offering a poetry
workshop for CGU students.
As part of its Fourth-Sundays program, the Claremont Public Library (208 N. Harvard Ave.) will host
a public reading by Ms. Estes on Wednesday, October
7 at 5:30 p.m. The community is also invited to attend
the fourth annual Poetry Reading and Art Show presented by the Tufts Awards, the CGU Art Department
and Foothill: a journal of poetry on Friday, October 9
at 6 p.m.
The latter event, held in the Peggy Phelps and East
Galleries on Tenth Street, will feature Ms. Estes as
well as Foothill poets Brett Salsbury, AJ Urquidi and
Jose Hernandez Daz, a first-year MFA student group
show and an exhibit by Foothill-featured artist, Lara
Salmon. Drinks and hors doeuvres will be provided
and books will be available for purchase.
Angie Estes is the author of five books, most recently Enchante. Her previous book, Tryst, was selected as one of two finalists for the 2010 Pulitzer
For information on these events, call (909) 6218974 or email

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens Grow Native

Nursery will re-open after its summer closure with a
Fall Planting Festival set for Saturday, October 3 from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event will showcase thousands of California
native and water-wise plants, many propagated from
the RSABGs own collections and unavailable anywhere else. If youre planning on buying a lot, feel
free to bring your own little wagon.
Along with plants, seeds and bulbs, guests can purchase decorated grapevine wreaths, harvested from
the Garden, as well as baked goods. Information will
be provided at a native plant experts table. Attendance
at the free festivalsponsored by Hillcrest Retirement Community, Chino Basin Water Conservation
and Golden State Water Companyis free and includes admission to the Garden. RSABG members
are invited to arrive early, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., to
ensure that they get the pick of the pots.
The RSABG is located at 1500 N. College Ave. in
Claremont. For information, call (909) 625-8767 or

Pomona College celebrates

Founders Day
Pomona College will commemorate its Founders
Day with an all-day celebration on Saturday, October 3,
coinciding with the official opening of the schools new
Millikan Laboratory. The event will focus on the wonders of physics, astronomy and mathematics.
The celebration will begin at 2 p.m., followed by interactive science and math activities aimed at all age
groups continuing until 7 p.m. Food trucks will be on
hand from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The free event will be held
at the Millikan Lab, 610 N. College Ave.

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ORIGINAL FILE NO: 2013225011
Current file no.: 2015226389
The following person has/have abandoned the use of
the fictitious business name: LA BELLA SPA, located at 410 Auto Center Dr., Claremont, CA 91711.
The fictitious business name referred to above was filed
on 10/30/2013 in the County of Los Angeles.
Registrant Name: Liu Xiuzhen, 1539 S. Abbot Ave.,
Apt. C, San Gabriel, CA 91776.
The business is conducted by an Individual.
This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on
I declare that all information in this statement is true
and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of
a crime.)
/s/ Liu Xiuzhen Title: Owner
Publish: September 11, 18, 25 and October 2, 2015
File No. 2015228425
The following person(s) is (are) doing business as
DOG, 3628 Lynoak Drive, #107, Claremont, CA
91711. Registrant(s): Kenneth Don Tudor, 1776
Danbury Road, Claremont, CA 91711.
This business is conducted by an Individual.
Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names
listed herein.
I declare that all information in this statement is true
and correct.
/s/ Kenneth Don Tudor Title: Owner
This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on
NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of
section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date
on which it was filed in the office of the County
Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any
change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the
residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. 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: September 11, 18, 25 and October 2, 2015
File No. 2015228684
The following person(s) is (are) doing business
as INITIAL K, 490 Anderwood Court 1,
Pomona, CA 91768. Registrant(s): Jessica Ka Yun
Ho, 490 Anderwood Court 1, Pomona, CA 91768.
This business is conducted by an Individual.
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/ Jessica Ka Yun Ho Title: Owner
This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County
on 09/03/15.
NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of
section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the
date on which it was filed in the office of the
County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision
(b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days
after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a
change in the residence address of a registered
owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. 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: September 11, 18, 25 and October 2, 2015
File No. 2015209855
The following person(s) is (are) doing business as
EZ MEDICAL REPAIRS, 4857 N. Vecino Dr.,
Covina, CA 91722. Registrant(s): Raquel Islas,
4841 Lante St., Baldwin Park, CA 91706.
This business is conducted by an Individual.
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/ Raquel Islas Title: Owner
This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on
NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of
section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date
on which it was filed in the office of the County
Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any
change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the
residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. 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: September 11, 18, 25 and October 2, 2015 909.621.4761
Filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows:
Present name:
to Proposed name:
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the
hearing indicated below to show cause, if any,
why the petition for change of name should not
be granted. Any person objecting to the name
changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection
at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing
to show cause why the petition should not be
granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the
court may grant the petition without a hearing.
Date: October 27, 2015 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept.: J
Superior Court of California,
County of Los Angeles,
400 Civic Center Plaza,
Pomona, CA 91766
Pomona Judicial District
A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive
weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county:
1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205B
Claremont, CA 91711
/s/ Dan T. Oki, Dated: August 28, 2015
Judge of the Superior Court
Maximino Duran, In Pro Per
1940 Mountain Ave.
Pomona, CA 91767
Tel.: 909-624-9137
Publish: September 18, 25, October 2 and 9, 2015
CASE NO. BP166055
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent
creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of CONSUELO GLORIA CHANDLER:
A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by
SALLY PAEZ in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.
SALLY PAEZ be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.
The PETITION requests authority to administer
the estate under the Independent Administration
of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without
obtaining court approval. Before taking certain
very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice
or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted
unless an interested person files an objection to
the petition and shows good cause why the court
should not grant the authority.
Date: October 6, 2015 Time: 8:30 A.M. in Dept.
5 Room: located at:
Superior Court Of California,
County Of Los Angeles,
111 North Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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 attorney.
your claim with the court and mail a copy to the
personal representative appointed by the court
within the later of either (1) four months from
the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b)
of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days
from the date of mailing or personal delivery to
you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code.
Other California statutes and legal authority
may affect your rights as a creditor. You may
want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law.
THE COURT. If you are a person interested in
the estate, you may file with the court a Request
for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of
an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of
any petition or account as provided in Probate
Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice
form is available from the court clerk.
Sally Paez, In Pro Per
1350 San Bernardino Rd., #16
Upland, CA 91768
Ph# 909-753-6487
Publish: September 18, 25 and October 2, 2015


File No. 2015229251
The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE
MEAT CELLAR, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Suite C,
Claremont, CA 91711. Mailing address: 944 Occidental Dr., Claremont, CA 91711. Registrant(s): ANSAR
INC., 944 Occidental Dr., Claremont, CA 91711.
This business is conducted by a Corporation.
Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business
under the fictitious business name or names listed herein.
I declare that all information in this statement is true
and correct.
/s/ Sara Villegas Title: CFO
This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County
on 09/03/15.
NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which
it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as
provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it
expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth
in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a
change in the residence address of a registered owner.
A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be
filed before the expiration. 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: September 11, 18, 25 and October 2, 2015
File No. 2015237075
The following person(s) is (are) doing business as
FUZZ 1966, FLEUR FICTION, CARBON DISTRICT, PRXIMA, 357 W. 11th Street, Claremont,
CA 91711. Mailing address: 984 Curlew St., Perris,
CA 92571. Registrant(s): Christian J. Lacayo, 357 W.
11th Street, Claremont, CA 91711.
This business is conducted by an Individual.
Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business
under the fictitious business name or names listed herein.
I declare that all information in this statement is true
and correct.
/s/ Christian J. Lacayo Title: Owner
This statement was filed with the Registrar-Recorder/County
Clerk of Los Angeles County on 09/14/15.
NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which
it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except,
as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where
it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth
in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than
a change in the residence address of a registered
owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement
must be filed before the expiration. 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: September 18, 25, October 2 and 9, 2015
File No. 2015231016
The following person(s) is (are) doing business as
SEA TURTLE TRIPS, 3024 Mountain Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. Registrant(s): David Holt, 3024
Mountain Ave., Claremont, CA 91711.
This business is conducted by an Individual.
Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names
listed herein.
I declare that all information in this statement is true
and correct.
/s/ David Holt Title: Owner
This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on
NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on
which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk,
except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section
17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in
the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section
17913 other than a change in the residence address of
a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name
Statement must be filed before the expiration. 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: September 18, 25, October 2 and 9, 2015
File No. 2015245330
The following person(s) is (are) doing business as
PEDROS LANDSCAPE, 2371 Kathryn Avenue,
Pomona, CA 91766. Registrant(s): Pedro N. Osorio,
2371 Kathryn Ave., Pomona, CA 91766.
This business is conducted by an Individual.
Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business
under the fictitious business name or names listed herein.
I declare that all information in this statement is true
and correct.
/s/ Pedro N. Osorio Title: Owner
This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on
NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which
it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as
provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it
expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth
in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a
change in the residence address of a registered owner.
A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be
filed before the expiration. 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: September 25, October 2, 9 and 16, 2015

Claremont COURIER Classifieds/Friday, October 2, 2015

County of Los Angeles

Department of the Treasurer
and Tax Collector
Notice of Divided Publication
Pursuant to Sections 3702, 3381, and
3382, Revenue and Taxation Code (R&TC), the
Notice of Sale of Tax Defaulted Property Subject
to the Power of Sale in and for the County of Los
Angeles, State of California has been divided and
distributed to various newspapers of general circulation published in said County for publication of a
portion thereof, in each of the said newspapers.
Public Auction Notice Of Sale
Of Tax-Defaulted Property Subject
To The Tax Collector's Power to Sell
(Sale No. 2015A)
Whereas, on July 21, 2015, I, JOSEPH KELLY, Treasurer and Tax Collector, was directed by the Board of
Supervisors of Los Angeles County, State of California,
to sell at public auction certain tax-defaulted properties
which are subject to the Tax Collector's power to sell.
Public notice is hereby given that unless said properties
are redeemed prior thereto, I will, on Monday, October
19, 2015, and Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at the hour of
9:00 a.m. at the Fairplex Los Angeles County Fairgrounds, 1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Building 6,
Pomona, California, offer for sale and sell said properties at public auction to the highest bidder for cash or
cashier's check in lawful money of the United States for
not less than the minimum bid. If no bids are received
on a parcel, it will be re-offered at the end of the public
auction at a reduced minimum bid.
The minimum bid for each parcel is the total amount
necessary to redeem, plus costs, as required by Section 3698.5 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
Any unimproved properties that are not sold at the end
of the public auction on
October 20, 2015, or redeemed prior to 5:00 p.m. (PT)
December 4, 2015, I will re-offer for sale beginning
Monday, December 7, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (PT)
through Wednesday,
December 9, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. (PT) at online auction at
Prospective bidders should obtain detailed information of Sale No. 2015A from the County Treasurer and
Tax Collector. Pre-registration and a $5,000 deposit in
the form of cash, cashier's check or bank issued money
order is required at the time of registration. The TTC
will not accept personal checks, two-party checks or
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Office located at 225 North Hill Street, Room 130, Los
Angeles, California, and will end Friday, October 2,
2015, at 5:00 p.m.
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send notice to the parties of interest, pursuant to law.
All information concerning redemption, provided
the right to redeem has not previously been terminated, will upon request be furnished by JOSEPH
KELLY, Treasurer and Tax Collector.
According to law, if the property is not redeemed by the
close of business on the last business day prior to the
date of the auction, Friday October 16, 2015, at 5:00
p.m., the property will be offered for sale. If the property is not sold at the public auction, the right of redemption will revive and remain until Friday, December
4, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. If the property is not redeemed by
Friday, December 4, 2015, at 5:00 p.m., it will be scheduled for the follow-up online auction as indicated above.
The Assessor's Identification Number (AIN) in this publication refers to the Assessor's map book, the map page,
and the individual parcel number on the map page. If a
change in the AIN occurred, both prior and current AINs
are shown. An explanation of the parcel numbering system and the maps referred to are available from the Office of the Assessor located at 500 West Temple Street,
Room 225, Los Angeles, California 90012.
Should you require a copy of the list explaining the
abbreviations used in this publication, please visit
the Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector, 225
North Hill Street, Room 130, Los Angeles, California 90012, or telephone 1(213) 974-2045.
I certify under penalty of perjury that the foregoing
is true and correct. Executed at Los Angeles, California, on August 24, 2015.

Treasurer and Tax Collector
County of Los Angeles
State of California
The real property that is subject to this notice is sit-uated
in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, and
is described as follows:
5859 AIN 8664-010-037 KAPLAN,MICHAEL M
5866 AIN 8673-004-010 CALIRI,JOHN S AND
5867 AIN 8673-005-007 ZIEVE,LORRAINE TR
5873 AIN 8673-014-007 ROCKFELLOW,JOHN A
Publish: September 25, October 2 and 9, 2015


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File No. 2015244235
The following person(s) is (are) doing business
as THE UPS STORE, 2063 Rancho Valley Dr.,
Pomona, CA 91766. Mailing address: 23728 Decorah Rd., Diamond Bar, CA 91765. Registrant(s):
BALNER CORPORATION, 23728 Decorah Rd.,
Diamond Bar, CA 91765.
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/ Baljinder K. Sandhubasi Title: President
This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County
on 09/22/15.
NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of
section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the
date on which it was filed in the office of the
County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision
(b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days
after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a
change in the residence address of a registered
owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. 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: October 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2015
File No. 2015247179
The following person(s) is (are) doing business
as ROORAH, 175 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Ste. 203,
Claremont, CA 91711. Registrant(s): WCPS
Hill Blvd., Ste. 203, Claremont, CA 91711.
This business is conducted by a Corporation.
Registrant has not yet commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business name or
names listed herein.
I declare that all information in this statement is
true and correct.
/s/ Damien M. Melle Title: CEO
This statement was filed with the Registrar-Recorder/County
Clerk of Los Angeles County on 09/24/15.

29 909.621.4761
NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of
section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the
date on which it was filed in the office of the
County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision
(b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days
after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a
change in the residence address of a registered
owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. 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: October 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2015
File No. 2015241375
The following person(s) is (are) doing business
as YAHAL ANTIQUE, 119 N. 7th St., Burbank,
CA 91501. Registrant(s): Grace G. De Guzman,
119 N. 7th St., Burbank, CA 91501.
This business is conducted by an Individual.
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/ Grace G. De Guzman Title: Owner
This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County
on 09/18/15.
NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of
section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the
date on which it was filed in the office of the
County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision
(b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days
after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a
change in the residence address of a registered
owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. 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: September 25, October 2, 9 and 16,

Legal ease


(UCC Sec. 6105)
Escrow No. 15238-HY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is
about to be made. The name(s), business address(es) to the Seller(s) are: ISMAEIL OUJI
Doing Business as: SUPER WASH & DRY
All other business name(s) and address(es) used
by the Seller(s) within three years, as stated by
the Seller(s), is/are:
The name(s) and address of the Buyer(s) is/are:
The assets being sold are described in general as:
at: 690 FAIRPLEX DR, POMONA, CA 91768
The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at
the office of: NEW CENTURY ESCROW, INC,
HEIGHTS, CA 91748 and the anticipated sale
date is OCTOBER 20, 2015
The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform
Commercial Code Section 6106.2.
The name and address of the person with whom
claims may be filed is: NEW CENTURY ESCROW, INC, 18253 COLIMA RD STE 202,
ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA 91748 and the last
day for filing claims shall be OCTOBER 19,
2015, which is the business day before the sale
date specified above.
Dated: 9/20/15
(Full text of these ordinances is on file in the
office of the City Clerk and in the document
archives on the City website:


The ordinances make amendments to Title 5
(Business Regulation) and Title 16 (Zoning).
The amendments to Title 16 (Zoning) and the
Claremont Village Expansion Specific Plan are as
1. The ordinance includes the addition of Chapter
16.099 to Title 16 and an amendment to the Claremont Village Expansion Specific Plan use chart
to add a requirement for a Conditional Use Permit
and to restrict the zones in which massage businesses are permitted. All new and existing businesses will be required to obtain a Conditional
Use Permit within one year from the effective
date of the ordinance.
2. The Commercial Neighborhood (CN), Commercial Freeway (CF), and Mixed-Use 1 (MU1)
zoning districts will no longer permit massage
businesses. Two businesses will be considered
non-conforming and be given a one-year amortization period.
3. Massage businesses in the Business/Industrial
park district will only be allowed with a Conditional Use Permit if massage services are ancillary to a gym, health club, yoga studio, pilates
studio, or other similar use.
The amendments to Chapter 5.36 (Business Regulations) are as follows:
1. The exemptions section has been revised to address massage administered in direct connection
with medical uses, schools and events, coaches,
and trainers employed by accredited high school,
community colleges, or universities while performing under the scope of their employment.
2. Requirement for each massage business to
maintain an employment list.
3. A list of massage services and cost of such services shall be clearly posted in an open and conspicuous place in the lobby area of the business.
4. A registry of all employees shall be kept and
maintained for inspection by representatives of
the City.
5. Each massage establishment or business shall
keep a written record of the dates and hours of
each treatment.
6. Any window in the lobby area cannot be covered. The lobby must be clearly visible from the

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exterior of the business at all times.

7. No massage establishment shall be used as a
school for teaching massage.
8. Any person receiving a massage under the age
of 18 would need to have a parent or guardian
consent to the massage in writing, and have written consent personally presented by the parent or
guardian of the minor.
Publish: October 2, 2015
File No. 2015244487
The following person(s) is (are) doing business
as HAYDEN MIKHAIL, 228 West Bonita,
Claremont, CA 91711. Mailing address: PO Box
121, Claremont, CA 91711. Registrant(s): Hayden Webb, 228 West Bonita, Claremont, CA
This business is conducted by an Individual.
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/ Hayden Webb Title: Owner
This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County
on 09/22/15.
NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of
section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the
date on which it was filed in the office of the
County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision
(b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days
after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a
change in the residence address of a registered
owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. 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: October 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2015

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Chimney Sweep

QUALITY Interiors. Acoustical contractor, specializing in

acoustic removal, texture,
painting, acoustic re-spray
Lic.602916. 909-624-8177.

Quality Fireplace
Chimney sweeping.

Serving your area for over
25 years. Repairs all
makes/models. Free
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Free estimate on new units.
MC/Visa. 100 percent
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Complete fireplace,
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Spark arrestor supply
and installation.
Call 909-920-6600
392 N. 2nd Ave., Upland

Gash Chimney Sweep

Dust free chimney cleaning.
Repairs, chimney covers,
dryer vent cleaning,
masonry and dampers. BBB
accredited. Please call

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


Free service call with repair
Only $69.50 diagnostic fee
without repair
We repair all brands
SCE quality installation
Great prices
Friendly service

Art Lessons

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Cell 626-428-1691
Claremont area
30 years!

THE Wood Dr. Specializing in termite and dry-rot
repairs. Fascia boards,
eves, patios, decks. 909262-8649.

ONE-ON-ONE art lessons

with Jordan. The Colony at
Loft 204 gallery and store.
For more information email

WENGER Construction. 25
years experience. Handyman
Services. Cabinetry, doors,
electrical, drywall, crown
molding. Lic.707381. 951640-6616.

Bathroom Remodeling


A Bath-Brite
authorized dealer.
Bathtubs and sinks.
Showers, tile, countertops.
Refinish - Reglaze - Restore
Porcelain, ceramic,
Quick and affordable.
Please call 909-945-7775.

New and repairs.

finish remodeler. Kitchens,
porches, doors, decks, fences,
painting. Lots more! Paul,

Carpet Service
ANDERSON Carpet Service.
Claremont resident serving
Claremont since 1985. Powerful truck-mounted cleaning
units. Expert carpet repairs
and stretching. Senior discounts. 24-hour emergency
water damage service.
Please call 909-621-1182.

Claremont COURIER Classifieds


Serving Claremont
for 30 years!
Excellence in building
and customer satisfaction.
Kitchen and bath.
Best of Houzz 2015.


PRECISION Electric. Electrical experts, panel upgrades,
rewires, LED lighting, trouble-shooting. Licensed and
insured. Lic.826388. 909770-4329.


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.
Haydens Services Inc.
Since 1978
Bonded * Insured
No job too big or small!
Old home rewiring specialist.
24-hour emergency service.

* Senior Discount *
CALL Lou. Flush lights, service changes, repairs, service calls, outdoor lighting
Lic.258436. Call 909-2417671, 909-949-8230.
Local electrician for all your
electrician needs!


PPS General Contractor.

Kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Flooring, windows, electrical and plumbing. Serving Claremont for
25 years. Lic.846995. 951237-1547.






New and Repairs
Inside, outside, small,
large, home, garage, yard.
Cell: 626-428-1691
30 years experience!
Claremont area.

Fictitious Name


Name Statement (D.B.A.) is
required if you're in business.
You are required to file and
publish a DBA in the local
newspaper. You must renew
your FBNS every five (5)
years. You must file and republish if any changes have
been made to your business.
If your business is located in
will help you file your FBNS
with L.A. County Clerk, publish the statement and provide you with proof of publication. Fees start at $26 to
the County and $95 to the
Courier. Notary Public available to help notarize your Affidavit Of Identity for your
FBNS for an additional fee.
Claremont COURIER: 1420
N. Claremont Blvd., Suite
205B, Claremont. Call Vickie,


Cell: 626-428-1691

Room additions.
Kitchen/bath remodeling.
Custom cabinets.
Visit us on Facebook!

Fences & Gates

New, repairs.

THOR McAndrew Construction. Drywall repair and installation. Interior plaster repair. Free estimates. CA
Lic.742776. Please call 909816-8467.

Furniture Restoration
KEN'S Olden
Taking the time to care for
Courier readers complete
restoration needs since 1965.
La Verne. Call 909-593-1846.

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! Housekeeping, shopping, errands. Senior,
pet, house sitting. Jenny Jones,
909-626-0027, anytime!

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 emergency service. References.



Handyman Service
Carpentry, repairs,
gates, lighting,
small painting projects.
Odd jobs welcome!
Free consultations.
HOME Repair by Ken. Electrical, plumbing, lighting, irrigation, tankless maintenance.
Local and experienced. 12
years. 909-374-0373.

Free estimates.
Senior discount!


Veteran, Mt. Sac, Cal Poly
New, repairs. Professional.
All sprinkler repairs.
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Cell: 626-428-1691

Haydens Services Inc.


Since 1978
Bonded * Insured
No job too big or small!

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

24-hour emergency


* Senior discount *

House Cleaning
20 YEARS experience. Free
estimates. Excellent references. Tailored to your individual needs. Senior care,
day or night. Call Lupe, 909236-2236.
TERESA'S House Cleaning.
Honest, reliable, experienced,
deep cleaning. References
available. Free estimates. 909621-0896 or 909-762-3198.
ROSIE'S Spic Span Cleaning
Service. Residential, commercial, vacant homes, apartments, offices. Free estimate.
Licensed. 909-277-4215.
Shirley's Cleaning Service
28 years in business.
No job too small.
Free estimates.
We do spring cleaning!
CAROUSEL Quality Cleaning.
Family owned for 26 years. Licensed, insured. Senior rates.
Professional services including: cleaning, windows, senior care, fire damage, move
in/out, closet organization. 10
percent discount to Claremont College faculty. Check
us out on Angies List. Robyn,
Established, upbeat,
licensed house cleaning
service. Organic
cleaning supplies used.
26 years of experience.
Jeanette 909-224-1180,

Impeccable Ironing. Affordable, professional, diligent.
Pick-up and delivery optional.
Est. 1968. 909-620-5945.

Expert Repairs
Retrofit Experts
Ask us how to save water.
Allen Cantrall Landscape
Serving the area
since 1983.

Landscaping contractor for
complete landscaping,
irrigation, drainage,
designing and gardening.
DLS Landscaping and Design.
Claremont native specializing
in drought tolerant landscaping, drip systems and lighting.
Artistic solutions for the future.
Over 35 years experience.
Call: 909-225-8855, 909-9825965. Lic.585007.

Dale's Tree &

Landscape Services
Drought tolerant planting
and design. Drip irrigation.
Maintenance specials.
Over 30 years experience.

Sprinklers/drip installed, repaired.
Lawn removal. Cleanup,
hauling. Drought landscapes,
planting, sod, lighting,
drainage. Insured.
References. Since 1977.

Please call 909-989-1515.

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Sustainable Landscape
& Design
Zero emission maintenance
QWEL-Certified personal
specialized drip irrigation
Native plant specialists
Artistic hardscapes
Award-winning landscapes
From the creators of the
Pomona College Organic Farm

Put the wow back in your
yard and meet water
restrictions. Call now!
Taylor Landscape

Many references.
Claremont resident.
35 years experience.
Please call: 909-624-5080,
COLLINS Painting &
Company, LLC. Interior, exterior. Residential and
commercial. Contractors Lic.384597. 909-985-8484.

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

Please call

Sunset Gardens Landscaping

John Cook- Specializing in
Desert Landscaping.

Drought tolerant and
California native design.
Water conserving irrigation.
Lighting and maintenance.
Allen Cantrall Landscape
Serving the area
since 1983.
Mt. Sac, Cal Poly
New, refurbish or repair.
Design, drainage, concrete,
slate, flagstone, lighting, irrigation, decomposed granite.
Cell: 626-428-1691
Claremont area 30 years!

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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
D&D Custom Painting.
Bonded. Lic.423346. Residential, commercial. Interior
or exterior. Free estimates.


Free Leak Detection,
$49-Drains, $199-Water
Heaters, $499-Slab Leaks
Insurance Approved Contractor
24-7 Emergency Service
All Credit Cards Accepted
CALL TODAY 909-466-6237

Haydens Services Inc.

Since 1978
Bonded * Insured
24-hour emergency service.

* Senior discount *
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,
* 909-985-5254 *


Tree Care
Johnny's Tree Service
Tree trimming
and demolition.
Certified arborist.
Lic.270275, insured.
Please call:
MANUELS Garden Service.
General cleanup. Lawn maintenance, bush trimming,
general maintenance, tree
trimming and removal. Low
prices and free estimates.
Please call 909-239-3979.
Dale's Tree Service
Certified arborist.
Pruning and removals.
Drought tolerant planting
and design. Maintenance
specials. Over 30 years
TOM Day Tree Service. Fine
pruning of all trees since 1974.
Free estimate. 909-629-6960.
MGT Professional Tree Care.
Providing prompt, dependable service for all your tree
care needs. Certified arborist.
Lic.836027. Matt Gray-Trask.
Call 909-946-7444.

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!

Plastering & Stucco

TAUGHT by Sumi Ohtani at

the Claremont Forum in the
Packing House. Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday afternoons/evenings. All levels welcome. Excellent brain exercise
for seniors! 909-626-3066.



Custom Construction
Reroof Specialist
All types of roofing.
Dry rot, flat roof,
tile repairs.
Insured and bonded.

Mark 909-996-2981
GORDON Perry Roofing.
Reroofing, repairs of all
types. Free estimates. Quality work. Lic.C39588976.

Sprinklers & Repair

Poor Coverage?
Sprinkler repair.
and modifications.
C.F. Privett

Mt. Sac, Cal Poly

hanging and
removal by
Andrea. Environmentally
years local experience. Free estimates.
Lic.844375. 951-990-1053.

Weed Abatement
JOHNNY'S Tree Service.
Weed abatement/land clearing. Disking and mowing.
Please call 909-946-1123,
951-522-0992. Lic.270275.
TIRED of dealing with weed
problems on your lot or field?
Help control the problem in
an environmentally safe
manner. To receive loads of
quality wood chips. Please
call 909-214-6773. Tom Day
Tree Service.

Stucco and drywall repair
specialist. Licensed home
improvement. Contractor
Lic.614648. 909-984-6161.

New, repairs.
All sprinkler repairs.


Call 909-599-9530 now

Cell: 626-428-1691

Weed eating, mowing,
tractor fields,
manual slopes, hauling.

DURUSSEL Sprinklers. Install,

repair, automate. Since 1982.
Free estimates. Lic.540042.
Call 909-982-1604.

Window Washing

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.
RENES Plumbing and AC. All
types residential repairs,
HVAC, new installation, repairs. Prices to fit the working
familys budget. Lic.454443.
Insured professional service.



Cell: 626-428-1691

NACHOS Window Cleaning.

For window washing, call nacho, 909-816-2435. Free estimates, satisfaction guaranteed. Number one in LA

MASTER tile layer. Quick

cleaning. Serving Claremont/Upland since 1989.
Over 4,000 repeat customers.
100 percent guaranteed.
Dave, 909-920-0606. Empire
Window Cleaning.

and clean. Stone and granite work. Residential, commercial. Lic.830249. Ray,

SUNLIGHT Unlimited. Window and solar panel cleaning

team. Since 1979. Mike and
Greg 909-753-9832.

REGROUT, clean, seal, color

grout. 909-880-9719, 1-888764-7688.

Options In-Home Care is built on integrity and compassion. Our friendly and professional staff provides affordable non-medical home care
service, tailored care for our elderly clients, including personal
hygiene, Alzheimer & dementia care, meal prep, bathing and light house
keeping. For your convenience our Operators and Case Managers are
available 24/7! Now offering VA benefit support assistance.
Office #: 909-621- CARE(2273) Fax #: 909-621-1114



Claremont COURIER Classifieds


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.

Friday 10-02-15

Sunday, October 4
12-2 p.m. 219 Eagle Grove Ave., Claremont. Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's International Realty.
1-4 p.m. 1906 Cloverdale Drive, Pomona. Curtis Real Estate.

2737 D St., La Verne - $469,000

L O C AT I O N ,
L O C AT I O N .
L O C AT I O N .

eticulously maintained
charming vintage home
in La Verne, built in
1928. Enjoy your cool nights sitting on your covered front porch
enjoying life. Enter into the
family room with a cozy wood
burning fireplace. Formal dining area with access to the covered side porch. Kitchen with built-in china cabinets and drawers for extra storage. Sunny breakfast nook for
enjoying your morning coffee. Two bedrooms with an additional sunroom/den (attached with exterior access
only). Indoor laundry room with access to the patio and gorgeous backyard gardens, all fenced for privacy.
Full-size, walk-in basement for extra storage. Upgraded new copper plumbing throughout. Newer roof.
New sewer line. Driveway with enough parking for at least two cars. Security system and FIOS ready.

Amy Baker, Century 21 Beachside BRE#01020784 909-261-6367

Mason Prophet, Voted Top Local Realtor


(909) 626-1261

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Listing Agent: Carol Wiese

Two bedroom home with refinished
hardwood floors, FA/CA, dual-pane
windows and remodeled kitchen with
granite counters. Freshly painted
interior, drought-tolerant landscaping and covered back patio on a
spacious lot. $349,000. (C1906)

in the COURIERs Best of the Best Contest

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

909.447.7708 BRE# 01714034

Read what my clients are saying. Visit

and click on Testimonials, or find me on

Open House Sunday 12 - 2PM


219 Eagle Grove Avenue, Claremont

Nestled nicely in a quiet neighborhood, highlighted by
lush landscaping in the front and back yards. Open
floor plan of over 2000 sq. ft. with upgrades including
recessed lighting and dual-pane windows. Backyard is
a very pleasant setting for outdoor entertaining and relaxation. Three-car garage.


Four beds, two bathrooms, nearly 2000 sq. ft.
Sycamore Elementary. Eco-friendly and money saving solar, extensive oak hardwood floors and fireplace. Central air and heating. Nearly 1/4-acre lot
with fire pit and a two-car garage.

CHARMER - $470,000
Great opportunity for Claremont home ownership!
Open floor plan, hardwood floors, dual-pane windows, smooth ceilings, recessed lighting and central
heat and air. Freshly painted interior. Nice yard with
citrus and avocado trees! Two-car garage.


Three bedroom, 3 bathroom, Village
Walk townhome with many upgrades
including new A/C, interior paint and
stainless appliances. Other upgrades
include travertine and tile floors, granite counters and wood shutters. Vaulted ceiling living room, fireplace and
balcony off the master suite. Walk to
everything from this popular location!
$529,000. (F758)


Enjoy Claremont living in this affordable

Claremont PUD. This home has 2 master suites, one with a walk-in closet and
half bathroom downstairs. Open floor
plan, vaulted ceilings and a cozy rock
fireplace. Living area leads to a patio
with small yard. Newer carpet and
paint. Two-car attached garage with direct access. This complex has only 35
units and has been recently renovated
on the exterior. Walking distance to
Claremont Village, Colleges, MetroLink
and pooch park. $335,000. (W573)


Carol Curtis, Broker

Sales Associates: Irene Argandona, Craig Beauvais, Maureen Mills,

Nancy & Bob Schreiber, Patricia Simmons, Corinna Soiles, Carol Wiese

Continuing the family tradition in the Claremont Village since 1947

107 N. Harvard, Claremont CA 91711

(909) 626-1261

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1876 Morgan Avenue, Claremont CA 91711

Would you like to know what
your home is worth? Visit:

(909) 260-5560

Celebrating Over 25 Years

Selling Real Estate in the Area

Broker - Owner

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

BRE# 00545647

Your trusted resource as you transition

through the new stage in your life...
Pamela Bergman-Swartz
REALTOR, Transition Living Consultant,
Seniors Real Estate & Certified Probate Specialist

8311 Haven Ave. Suite #180, Rancho Cucamonga

(909) 636-2744


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Celebrating over 25 years of service 1988-2015


Claremont Village Heritage House - $1,100,000
Custom Designer Home Near Village - $650,000
La Verne Hillside View Lots - $650,000
Claremont Towne Ranch - $600,000
Charming Cottage Near Village - $498,500

North Claremont Condit School District
$2,400 monthly
Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom Near Village
$1,350 monthly


Two-story residence in a picturesque setting. Quality custom built and designed for first owners, Oliver
and Francis DuVall circa 1912. Warm and inviting
wrap-around front porch. Three bedrooms, a study,
office plus a den. Formal entry foyer accented with
beautiful staircase. Living room with handsome fireplace. Formal dining room. Unique architectural elements throughout. Beautiful oak hardwood flooring,
multiple built-ins, sliding pocket doors and more.
Central air and heat. 10 year new roof. Two-car
garage. Large deep lot approximately -acre with
tall trees and spa in a tranquil setting. (S256)

"Best Possible
Price Achieved,
Every Time!"




RANCH-STYLE - $665,000


GALERIE HOME - $725,000

Custom built home recently remodeled boasts

redone kitchen with newer wood cabinets, granite counters and eating area. Three potential
bedrooms, two bathrooms and approximately
1850 sq. ft. Third bedroom used as office/den
(missing an entry door) with wood paneled walls
and bookshelves. Oak hardwood floors plus tile
floors in kitchen and bathrooms. Central air and
heat. Two-car garage plus carport. Approximately 1/4-acre lot with grassy yard areas, tall mature
trees and an attractive field stone wall. (T683)

Absolutely gorgeous home perfectly nestled on

a serene cul-de-sac. Convenient to the Claremont Club, Chaparral Elementary School,
neighborhood park, walking trails and shopping
center. Largest two-story Rembrandt Model with
four bedrooms, three bathrooms, over 2600 sq.
ft. and three fireplaces. Spacious kitchen with
center island opens to friendly family room.
Three-car garage. Beautiful grassy and private
lush gardens with block walls, bubbling spa plus
patio area. $750,000. (G756)




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Absolutely gorgeous two-story residence in a picturesque setting. Perfectly located on one of the most
coveted blocks in the heart of the old Claremont Village. Quality, custom built by C.T. Stover circa 1929.
Three bedrooms and two bathrooms (one bedroom
and one bathroom downstairs). Gourmet renovated
kitchen. Unique architectural elements throughout.
Beautiful oak hardwood flooring. Central air and heat.
Red tile roof. Two-car garage. Beautiful garden setting with patio area and numerous fruit trees. (E507)


VACANT LOT - $275,000
Secluded, wooded, private, one-of-a-kind lot.
1.21 gross acre horse property. Picturesque setting among majestic tall oak trees and native
landscape. There is a gradual level pad to build
on with lots of potential. Private driveway starts
at the northeast side of lot on Live Oak Canyon
Road. Adjacent home also for sale at 4625 Live
Oak Canyon Road shares driveway easement.
Beware of poison oak! Brush clearance completed April 2015. One water share goes with
the purchase of the land. (LOlot)


Located at the end of the cul-de-sac on a beautifully maintained street. Double door entry welcomes
you to a large foyer, winding staircase and vaulted
smooth ceilings. The spacious granite counter
kitchen is perfect for the chef of the family with a
center island and a walk-in pantry. The master suite
enjoys a double-sided fireplace that can be enjoyed
from both the over-sized tub and the master bedroom. Attached three-car garage. Spacious over
1/4-acre lot boasts block wall fencing, patio area,
fruit trees and lush grassy grounds. (D2237)

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Reminiscent of a French country home, there are soaring, artist-designed ceilings and a large
open foyer. This home is designed for private family moments as well as entertaining on a large
scale. Find a great room effect in the spacious kitchen and family areas with amenities like the
cozy fireplace, wet bar and French doors. Luxurious yard makes you feel that you have entered into a charming French courtyard. The privately gated area features a large patio surrounded by lush landscaping and includes a sparkling pool and spa. The master bedroom is
downstairs and offers a beautifully detailed fireplace, built-in bookcases, a large walk-in closet
and sumptuous master bathroom. Upstairs you will find a bonus room that can be used as a
media room, office or gym. With a three-car garage and extra storage you will have plenty of
room for everything. This home has a fantastic location that is close to the Thompson Creek Trail
and the Wilderness Park. Call now for your private tour. $1,209,500. (D871)

Enjoy stunning mountain views and peek-a-boo city light views while being surrounded by
beautiful landscaping, multiple patios and sweeping green lawns. Entertain guests as they
relax around the amazing outdoor kitchen, BBQ and granite counter/bar area on the
stamped concrete patio. Guests will mingle indoors near the cozy fireplace in the family
room and in the huge great room area. The spacious kitchen features a large center island
and gleaming granite counters. Find high ceilings, curved walls and arched doorways in this
exquisite single-story, executive home. Other desirable features include a separate guest
room with private bathroom, four-car garage and ample RV parking on a cul-de-sac location. A true treasure! Hurry, this home wont last long on the market. $949,788. (W10195)






Five bedroom home on over a 10,000 sq.

ft. cul-de-sac lot is in fabulous condition!
Beautiful neutral dcor boasting hardwood
flooring, soaring ceilings with wood beams
and an updated kitchen with granite counters. Spacious master suite with a second
fireplace is perfect for romantic escapes.
Walking distance to the Claremont Club.
$695,000. (E1856)

Constructed in 1890 for the father of Upland,

Charles E. Harwood. Magnificent rich woodwork and period architectural detailing has
been lovingly maintained. Upstairs, a family
room is located at the top of the stairs and an
adjacent library overlooks the front garden.
Grounds include saltwater pool and spa,
gazebo and a shared north/south tennis
court. $1,695,000. (E1509)

Fabulous home is upgraded inside and out!

Inside find a very open and bright floor plan
with skylights, hardwood flooring and an upgraded kitchen with granite countertops.
Outdoors find custom stamped concrete
along the side and backyard that creates
the perfect outdoor living area as it is nestled amidst mature trees and shrubs.
$649,999. (C2166)

Find a rare combination of old-world charm

and impressive architectural features in this
estate designed for multi-family, generational living. There is a full guest house and
separate living area with limitless options.
The gardens are a horticulturist's delight.
Estate features two outbuildings, a fire pit,
outdoor BBQ with clay oven, koi pond and
more! $1,650,000. (M615)







This fabulous single-story treasure is absolutely charming. Lovely travertine flooring

accented with contrasting keys. Unique architectural designs include the arched doorways and walls. Become the chef you have
always dreamed about in the state-of-the-art
kitchen and relax after a long day in the
super-sized jetted tub in the luxurious master
suite. $895,000. (L724)

Amazing single-story offers so much for the

price. Excellent floor plan features flexible
options for entertaining with spacious living
and family rooms, kitchen with nook and
great patio for relaxing after a long day.
Close to Higgenbotham Park and the
Thompson Creek Trail. This is one you
dont want to miss. $650,000. (O2141)

Immaculate and beautifully maintained by

one owner, now available! The spacious dining room and living room both make the perfect place to entertain family and friends.
Cheery kitchen with nook boasts newer appliances. Fabulous Claremont location on a
quiet cul-de-sac close to Thompson Creek
Trail. $695,000. (W2735)

This stunning residence was originally designed and built by the builder/contractor as
his own personal residence. No expense
was spared, from the brick herringbone
walkway to the gleaming designer flooring
to the custom cabinetry featured throughout.
There is a gourmet kitchen, downstairs master suite, bonus room and lushly landscaped
grounds. $1,198,000. (P2439)