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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 →

Claremont reveals haunted history

Claremont reveals haunted history
Chuck Ketter tells a story of a ghost named Walter, who haunts the Mabel Shaw Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College, during the second annual Ghost Walk Saturday in Claremont. Walter helped build the auditorium in the 1930s. One day, he fainted while working in the auditorium’s rafters and fell to his death. Ketter says Walter never left the theater because he was proud of his work. / photo by Megan... 

Crowd pours over Village Wine Walk

Crowd pours over Village Wine Walk
Ray Riojas, owner of Rio de Ojas gift shop, pours a glass of Chatel ‘buis Pinot Noir for patrons at the thirteenth annual Claremont Vintage Village Wine Walk on Saturday, Sept. 19. Rio de Ojas was one of 38 Village businesses serving wine during the event. The participating businesses chose their wine selections for the event. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local non-profit organizations... 

Charged Particles electrifies locals

Charged Particles electrifies locals
The electric jazz band Charged Particles played at the Claremont Village Plaza’s Public Square Sept. 12 for a free concert part of the Friday Nights Live series. San Francisco natives, Murray Low played keyboards, Aaron Germain played acoustic and electric basses, while Jon Krosnick was on drums. The trio blended jazz sounds with elements of Latin, classical and funk. / photo by Michael Saakyan Alyssa... 

Happenings

Shakespeare Experience Performance The theater department will present “A Horse: Impro­vised Shakespeare with a Modern Twist” at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. ‘Uneasy Neighbors’ Carlson Gallery presents “Uneasy Neighbors: The Causes and Consequences of Undocumented Migration to the United States,” photographs by Don Bartletti, through Oct. 10. ‘Radius Abstractus’ “Radius... 

Answer throws back to classic rock

Answer throws back to classic rock
Van Mosley, lead singer and bass guitar player in classic rock band “The Answer,” closes the Claremont Summer Concert series on Labor Day in Memorial Park with “YMCA,” made popular by the Village People in 1978. Claremont had cut its budget for the summer concerts, but the Kiwanis Club stepped up with fundraisers to sponsor the event. / photo by Amanda Duvall Erum Jaffrey Assistant Arts Editor Families,... 
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