Friday, May 31, 2013

Philanthropic cyclists to cruise through Claremont

Cyclists participating in RCS Sport’s Grand Fondo Giro d’Italia, a fundraising bike ride to benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation, will be come through Claremont this Sunday, June 2.

The section through Claremont is part of a 94-mile route starting and ending in Pasadena. It’s estimated 200 cyclists will come through Claremont between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. as part of the ride. Staff anticipates the ride will have little impact to residents. No streets will be closed and the riders will be in relatively small groups once they reach Claremont, officials say. The event organizer is paying for additional Claremont police officers to ensure the race does not impact the safety of motorists and cyclists, according to City Manager Tony Ramos. For more information, visit

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Join AbilityFirst's Claremont Country Hoedown this weekend

The team at Ability First’s Claremont Center welcome the community to their first annual Fest of the West fundraiser, taking place at the Claremont University Consortium building on Saturday, June 1 from noon to 4 p.m. Bring the whole family down to enjoy country music, a BBQ feast, face painting and carnival games. A beer and wine garden and petting zoo will also be featured. In addition to the activities, many silent auction packages available to bid on, including theme park tickets and gift certificates to local restaurants and other businesses.

All proceeds from the Fest of the West will directly support the children and adults with disabilities through programs and services offered by Ability First’s Claremont Center. Tickets are $35 per person or $100 for a family 4-pack, which includes all food and games. Beer and wine is $10 more per person. For more information, call 621-4727 or email 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

First Street Gallery documentary on Youtube

Photo Courtesy//Steven Felschundneff
Check out this documentary short on Claremont's own First Street Art Gallery, a local nonprofit that teaches art skills to adults with special needs. Watch the video by visiting

Friday, May 24, 2013

Claremont City Hall closed Monday, Memorial Day services commence

All city offices will be closed this Monday, May 27, in honor of Memorial Day. Because of the holiday, regular trash collection will also be delayed by one day. Those who regularly put out their trash containers on Thursday are asked to put containers out by Friday, May 31 at 6 a.m. instead.
Residents are invited to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday with a special service to be held at Oak Park Cemetery, 410 Sycamore Ave., beginning at 11 a.m. Members of the American Legion Post 78, Mayor Opanyi Nasiali and various community members will take part in the special ceremony honoring the men and women who have lost their lives in military service.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

CHS students and Joslyn Center seniors collaborate for weekend social

The students of Claremont High School's National Honor Society invite the community to spend a night aboard their cruise-themed social at the Joslyn Center this Friday, May 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy dinner and dancing with live entertainment. Tickets are $5 a person and must be purchased in advance. For more information, contact the Joslyn Center at 399-5488. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Claremont prepares for Memorial Day

The city of Claremont and American Legion Post 78 will host the annual Memorial Day Services in Oak Park Cemetery (410 Sycamore Ave.), on Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m.  This ceremony commemorates the men and women who have lost their lives in military service. The service will include comments from members of American Legion Post 78, Mayor Opanyi Nasiali, and various community members.
For more information, visit the city’s website at or call 399-5490.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Genealogy 201 at Claremont library tomorrow

Richard Piepho of the Pomona Valley Genealogical Society stops by the Claremont Public Library tomorrow night for a how-to session in genealogy.

From 6 to 7 p.m., Mr. Piepho will present the second in a two-part class on Cluster Genealogy, a type of research that examines records left by family, friends and neighbors to learn more about an ancestor. This class is free and open to all. The Claremont Public Library is located at 208 N. Harvard Ave. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Claremont commissioners wanted

The city of Claremont is looking for residents interested in taking part in a city commission. Applications now available for those who would like to serve on the architectural, community and human services, planning, police, traffic and transportation commissions. 
City commissioners aid the Claremont City Council in addressing a variety of city-related issues, occasionally giving council members recommendations after hearing public concern. To apply, you must be a Claremont resident with a strong interest in the community and the work of the commission with the time needed to serve. Applications may be found at City Hall, 207 Harvard Ave., or online at Forms are due to the city clerk by 6 p.m. on Monday, June 10. For more information, call the city clerk at 399-5461 or 399-5463. 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Local nonprofit seeks summer help

David & Margaret Youth and Family Services is looking for local craftspeople and artists who are willing to contract this summer to teach the girls in the agency’s residential program crafts or skills in a 3 or four-week series of lessons or workshops. Skills may include dance, yoga, knitting and weaving among others.

The agency will provide a $20 per hour stipend, materials and workspace. Instructors must create their own lesson or workshop plan, and pass a TB test and background check.

David & Margaret also invites community members to help establish a grassroots organization that will support special projects and fundraising efforts for the clients of the agency, which serves as an advocate for at-risk children, youth and families in our community.

Anyone interested in either of these opportunities should contact Volunteer/Mentor Coordinator Cece Ross at 596-5921, ext. 3311 or