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Families enjoy carnival fun at OLA

Charolotte Gambino, accompanied by friend Payton Diecidue and her sister Isabella, waves to her family as they whirl around on a traditional spinning carnival ride Saturday. Families enjoyed rides and games Friday, Thursday and Friday at the 68th annual Our Lady of the Assumption Fiesta in Claremont. The fiesta brings more than 15,000 community members together for family fun, while raising money for... 

Happenings

Senior Recital Vicky Campos will perform “Poems of Emily Dickinson” along with a classical vocal and musical theater collection at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. Theatre in Community Theatrical productions will be presented by the students of the Theatre and Community class at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday in Dailey Theater. The performance is under the supervision... 

Ziners share creations

Eleanor Hodgson, Dante Matero, Gracia Amos and Ariel Kusby, all members of the Nothing New Publications staff and undergraduates at UCLA, talk with Sierra McCormick and Isabelle Beausang about their zines at Claremont Zinefest Saturday at the Claremont Packing House. Zines, a shortened version of magazine, are booklets containing writing, art or photography that are self-published by the authors. Along... 

Gold Line connects counties

Brooke Grasso Staff Writer The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension, a new 23-mile extension to Metro’s light rail system, will soon connect areas such as La Verne, Pomona and Claremont to the existing Gold Line stations that expands from Downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena. La Verne students and residents can expect a station on the corner of E Street and Arrow Highway that will have the ability to transport... 

Claremont springs into Easter with festivities

Ashlyn Connolly, 4, participates in her second egg hunt, but the first by herself, during Claremont’s Spring Celebration Saturday in Memorial Park. Connolly found eight eggs in the 5-7 age group designated area. / photo by Helen Arase Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor The City of Claremont kicked off Easter weekend at Claremont’s annual spring celebration Saturday at Memorial Park. Volunteers from... 

Plant enthusiasts give ‘sage’ advice

Abe Sanchez makes pancakes using mesquite flower and sage leaves at the California Native Sage Festival at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont. Sanchez states that mesquite helped Native Americans survive because it has a high nutritional value. Sanchez is part of a group known as the Chia Café. They attend different festivals to do cooking demonstrations of California native foods that... 

Festival praises pastries on Pi Day

Nine-year-old Daniel Lucero from Pomona comes up from his pie for a moment to eye his competition in the pie eating contest for the 7-10 age group at the third annual Claremont Village Pie Festival March 14. Lucero won the contest. This was his family’s first time attending the festival and his first time in any sort of eating competition. / photo by Celine Dehban Families and community members came... 

Bird admirers flock to celebration

Bob Everett, a volunteer from the Wild Wings of California, engages his audience by playing with a Red-Tailed Hawk at the 10th annual Family Bird Festival at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Everett teased the hawk to encourage it to display its wings and red tail feathers. The festival featured a variety of stations with volunteers offering information and special activities./ photo by Celene... 

Fall festival shares pilgrim spirit

Fall festival shares pilgrim spirit
Walter Davis and Joanna Harrington play draughts at the 66th Annual Pilgrim Place Festival Saturday. Georgia Davis, Davis’ wife, gives game tips, as today’s game of checkers emerged from draughts. Most of the residents, who call themselves pilgrims, wore pilgrim costumes. The proceeds of the festival benefit financially struggling seniors at Pilgrim Place in Claremont. / photo by Helen Arase Nine-year-old... 

Nocturnal creatures emerge into light

Nocturnal creatures emerge into light
Bobby Conner, Jennifer Mosson and Marco Casteneda admire the wolfdog Damu at the “Things That Go Bump in the Night” event Saturday at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont. Damu is trained to perform for cameras. The event highlights animals that have a reputation for being frightening or bizarre by letting visitors get up close with them. / photo by Daniel Torres  Read More →
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