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President’s house moves to new city

President's house moves to new city
The new University House located in the Claremont Village on College Avenue was custom built by David Crookshank in 1922. L. Frank Baum, the author of “The Wizard of Oz,” later owned the house. President Devorah Lieberman plans for the University House to be a place where students will feel comfortable hanging out with peers and friends, whether the event taking place is formal or casual. She also... 

Fire chars 17 acres in Claremont

Fire chars 17 acres in Claremont
Fire fighters battle a blaze that started at approximately 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, just north of Foothill Boulevard between Mills and Amherst avenues in Claremont. It took more than 150 fire fights from the Claremont and  County fire department roughly two hours to extinguish the fire, which consumed 17 acres of property owned by the Claremont Colleges. After the fire was out, fire fighters remained... 

‘Family Archetypes’ share more than DNA

‘Family Archetypes’ share more than DNA
Father and daughter artists Christopher and Sequoia Cousins display their oil and mixed media works in an exhibit titled “Family Archetypes” at Buddhamouse Emporium in Claremont. Christopher Cousins is known for his role as Ted Beneke in the AMC television series “Breaking Bad.” In 2000, he started showing his artwork around the Los Angeles area, and in 2005 he participated in his first international... 

Bakeshop cooks up personal pies

Bakeshop cooks up personal pies
The I Like Pie Bakeshop offers a variety of mini pies with flavors ranging from cherry blueberry to peanut butter chocolate cream and even gluten-free options. The shop is located in the Claremont Village off Indian Hill Blvd. / photo by Celine Dehban Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer As the doors to I Like Pie Bakeshop open, an aroma of freshly baked pie lingers in the air. A wall is covered with aprons... 

There’s no place like Claremont

The newest component of University of La Verne pride is in the form of a $2.5 million Claremont mansion, which was previously owned by L. Frank Baum, the author of “The Wizard of Oz,” and was occupied by his second son, Robert Baum. This grand estate, which is adjacent to the Claremont Colleges, will be used for entertaining, meeting space, fundraising and anything and anybody associated with the... 

La Verne and most local cities fairly safe

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Despite a reported increase in homicide rates in Pomona, La Verne, Claremont and Montclair continue to be some of the safest cities to live in. Since 2010, the city of La Verne has reported no homicides along with the city of Claremont. Montclair has reported two homicides since 2010, according to City-Data.com, a website that collects and analyzes data to create profiles... 

Claremont offers hike with tarantulas

Julian Burrell Staff Writer The Claremont Wilderness Trail is a rugged earthy escape that is easy for locals to find. “Around here it’s one of the better hikes that you can find,” said Gabriela Krupa, a freshman political science major, who was hiking the rugged trail recently despite the humid weather. “I always enjoy going because I like the little bit of peace that hiking provides you with,” The... 

Community enjoys monthly bird watching treat

Community enjoys monthly bird watching treat
Neil Gilbert leads his group of birdwatchers on a two-hour walking tour of the loop at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden in Claremont. He started as a guide for the botanical garden 20 years ago when he found his love for bird watching. Bird watching is available the first Sunday of every month with free admission. The garden is open daily and student admission is $6. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Monique... 

Community News: Claremont fights cancer with relay

<i>Community News</i>: Claremont fights cancer with relay
John Gilmore, Jezze Tu, Melodi Ramquist, Sandra Patlan and Tahil Sharma lead the YMCA lap at the Claremont-La Verne Relay for Life Saturday. Relay for Life is a community fundraising event to benefit the American Cancer Society. The relay lasted 24 hours, from 9 a.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday. The 30 relay teams raised more than More than $60,000. / photo by Katherine Careaga Veronica Sepulveda Metro... 

Community News: Claremont warns residents of crime increase

Veronica Sepulveda Metro Editor The Claremont Chamber of Commerce hosted a presentation “Take a Bite Out of Crime” Wednesday for the Claremont Police Department to inform business owners of some ways to secure their businesses. Crime alerts have been sent to the email inboxes of Claremont business owners due to recent crime increases in Claremont. “The Chamber is very proud to put on this event... 
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