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PianoPiano is a key place for fun

Tyler Harrison Staff Writer The audience cheered as pianists Steven and Jim dueled at Claremont’s PianoPiano on Tuesday night. Dueling pianos is audience driven entertainment. Two pianos are positioned in a face-off center stage. Audience members on each side of the piano become part of a team. Pianists take requests from the audience and switch off playing. Genres range from hip-hop, contemporary... 

Search for Claremont rape suspect is ongoing

Kat Simonelli Metro Editor Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor Residents of Claremont are still on edge as the search continues for an unidentified male who allegedly broke into a home and raped a 12-year-old girl on March 20. So far more than 300 tips have poured in from community members and other law enforcement offices. “Bottom line is we’re having to follow up on all the 300 tips,” said Claremont... 

Claremont store doubles as museum

Claremont store doubles as museum
The Folk Center Music in the Claremont Village began as a tiny shop in 1958 and today it continues its legacy by providing unique instruments, skilled instrument repair and lessons to Claremont’s eclectic residents, as well as the surrounding communities. The Center holds open mic nights the last Sunday of every month and is open to all ages and all styles of music. / photo by Katie Madden Karla... 

‘Discovery Day’ excites future paleontologists

Tyler Harrison Staff Writer Squeals of excitement were louder than the exhibit that simulated dinosaur roars on Family Science Discovery Day at the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology in Claremont. Visitors had the chance to see the “Hall of Life: From Stars to Early Civilization” and “Hall of Footprints: Tracks to the Past” exhibits. “Our mission is to be a scientific resource and educators,”... 

La Verne may supply Claremont’s water

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief The Claremont City Council on Tuesday approved a collaborative agreement that could put La Verne in charge of operating and maintaining Claremont’s water system. The Claremont Council approved the Memorandum of Understanding between the two cities with a vote of 4-0. The same document will appear before the La Verne Council at this Monday’s meeting. “This allows... 

Festival shares culture and crafts

Festival shares culture and crafts
Michael Bracamontes sells traditional Tongva jewelry to Ceeroosha Andreas at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Acorn Festival Saturday. Bracamontes makes the jewelry and sells it with the help of and his mother, Dlia Bracamontes. Andreas returned to the festival on the second day to buy some more earrings from them. The festival celebrated the traditional harvest season for the Tongva tribe, for... 

Bookstore frees inmates’ minds

Bookstore frees inmates’ minds
The Bookshop in the Claremont Forum, located at 586 W. First St., is home of the Nationwide Prison Library Project. The Prison Library Project is a non-profit organization where volunteers come read mail from inmates across the country and package books to be sent to them. Martha Harris, John Maull, Hugo Rocha and Monique Yateem from the First Street Gallery Art Center come every Tuesday for about... 

First Person Experience: Circus workout more than clowning around

<i>First Person Experience</i>: Circus workout more than clowning around
International Polytechnic High School sophomore Victoria Nakai enjoys the circus aerobics class at Pilates Studio M in Claremont for her third time. / photo by Stephanie Ball Hayley Hulin Staff Writer Now more than ever people look for fun and intensive workouts that keep their interest but are also effective. I am one of those people, and in my search I was presented the opportunity to take a circus... 

Friends, ferns and flora find home

Friends, ferns and flora find home
One of more than 200 volunteers at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Cindy Walkenbatch leads a tour around the 86 acre garden. Walkenbatch has volunteered at the garden for the last four years, and has served as a Nature Interpreter for a year. The garden is home to California native plants such as this California Coastal Redwood with one of the smallest seed cones. / photo by Jasmin Miranda Cody... 

Comic fans bug out over new shop

Comic fans bug out over new shop
Angel Peralta has been working at A Shop Called Quest in Claremont since its opening six months ago. The store, located in the Claremont Village at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., sells comic books, licensed character toys and sponsors a gallery of fan art. / photo by Uyen Bui Michael Saakyan Staff Writer The city of Claremont added a hint of geek to its chic boutique stores in March with the grand opening... 
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