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CHS girls soccer take Glendora, 5-0/ PAGE 16

COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff REAL Connections volunteer Lew Gleason prepares Claremont resident Candace Schipul for a ride on his Harley Davidson motorcycle on Wednesday in Claremont. Mr. Gleason, who recently retired, has been giving local seniors rides on his bike as gifts for the holidays.

COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger For the past 11 years, Claremonter Richard Viselli has put on a spectacular light show at his Whittier Avenue home using more than 256,000 lights (50,000 more to come), from his lawn, to the top of his trees. Mr. Viselli spends up to three months each year setting up his light show, which is synced to music.

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Continuing the Brock legacy


Dear Editor: Thank you for your thoughtful story on Brocks Christmas Tree Farm. The cover photo of Janessa Singley by COURIER photographer Steven Felschundneff perfectly captures the essence of why my father Rene was inspired to create this family Christmas tree farm out of barren soil. We have spent 50 years seeing these expressions on countless families, sharing their holiday traditions, watching their children grow up and, ultimately, experiencing the changing face of the city of Claremont. It is my desire to continue growing trees on our little piece of land for years to come, to be a good steward of my fathers vision and labor and to provide a place where families can come together over the simple pleasure of choosing and cutting their own Christmas tree. There is one fact to your story that I'd like to clarify. My full-time job, when not working the farm, is with the Baldwin Park School District as a music teacher, not as a full-time employee with the University of La Verne. I have taught several courses at ULV over the years but only on an adjunct basis. Thank you and I look forward to seeing all of our tree farm friends next year.
David A. Brock Claremont

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Pedestrian safety
Dear Editor: I was glad to see your recent article on the effect of new housing on Claremont.

Juxtaposed was an article on the great popularity of some of our parks and wilderness areas. However, I would like to take this opportunity to point out a serious gap in the citys concern for its pedestrian citizens. Specifically, the complete lack of sidewalks on the north side of Base Line Road in the vicinity of Mountain Avenue. This concern will soon move to a critical safety concern with the new housing about to be constructed at Mountain and Base Line. When I first moved to Claremont, while I loved our parks and paths, I was astounded that my children were forced to navigate the north part of that dangerous intersectionBase Line and Mountainwithout any sidewalks as they walked to Condit Elementary School and then to El Roble. I remain astounded that neither the city of Claremont nor the county of Los Angeles have done anything about the lack of sidewalks for the area, despite approving a major new housing complex. Perhaps our city council could explain how a parent of young children living in the new housing at Base Line and Mountain will instruct their children to walk to either Higginbotham Park, La Puerta Sports Park or to the Thompson Creek Trail? Seriously! Could they please walk it themselves during rush hour? Perhaps they could also explain how they suggest parents instruct their children to walk from Mountain Avenue north of Base Line to Condit Elementary? Those are dangerous streets and intersections for pedestrians!

GOVERNING OURSELVES
Agendas for city meetings are available at www.ci.claremont.ca.us Monday, December 23 CUSD closed through January 6, 2014 Tuesday, December 24 City CouncilCancelled

Perhaps our city leaders and planners need to be a bit more on the ball. If they are going to approve new housing, they need to take a look at the pathetically poor sidewalk situation in some of our nearby neighborhoods. Maybe get out and walk the neighborhood? I hope that we dont need deaths and accidents to get the city and county to move on this.
Christopher Shore Claremont

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Claremont COURIER/Friday, December 20, 2013

COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff George and Alice Kerners home in the 1700 block of North Towne Avenue can only be described as a Christmas light bonanza. In years past, the couple estimates they have displayed in excess of 22,000 lights and, this year, it seemed even more spectacular. The annual light display is a welcome distraction for those traveling along Towne Avenue between Base Line Road and Foothill Boulevard during evening hours.

The LIGHT fantastic

ABOVE: Travelers stop to gaze at the spectacle of lights illuminating George and Alice Kerners home located in the 1700 block of Towne Avenue in Claremont. ATLEFT: A sign reading Merry Christmas and a wreath decorate the front of the Kerners Towne Avenue home.

CITY NEWS

Claremont COURIER/Friday, December 20, 2013

Village eatery goes to court against city over parking fees

ity officials are not just preparing to head into the New Year, they are also gearing up to head to court over an unresolved dispute with a long-time Claremont Village eatery.
In August 2012, Mike and Sue Verbal, owners of Pizza N Such restaurant in the Claremont Village, filed a complaint against the city of Claremont alleging city officials violated an agreement made in regard to more than $150,000 of in-lieu parking fees. Instead of requiring every business to provide a certain amount of designated parking, the city created in-lieu parking fees in the early 1980s to allow business owners to pay the city a fee in lieu of required parking. The couple filed a lawsuit to try to recover costs they assert were misused. Unable to reach a settlement through negotiations, both parties will now be taking the matter before a judge, City Attorney Sonia Carvalho announced last week. The city council explored every viable option for resolving the lawsuit short of making a gift of public funds to the Verbals who, years ago in exchange for payment for parking in-lieu fees, were able to improve their property and earn rental income on additional businesses that generate parking demands on the citys downtown village district, Ms. Carvalho said. Unfortunately, the Verbals rejected the citys multiple offers resulting in the parties having to take this matter to trial. City administrators refused further comment because of the pending court case. A court date has not been set, according to Mr. Verbal. In fact, the Claremont businessman said that he thought a price had been negotiated and agreed upon until a few weeks ago, when his lawyer informed him the city had rejected the discussed settlement in favor of a trial. Mr. Verbal could not disclose the terms of the negotiation, but maintained he was taking a good hit in order to resolve the matter.

I thought we would put this to rest. Nobody wants to go to trial, its kind of a headache.
Mike Verbal in response to non-settlement of parking fee claim against the city

Im disappointed, Mr. Verbal told the COURIER earlier this week. I thought we would put this to rest. Nobody wants to go to trial, its kind of a headache. Hassle aside, Mr. Verbal says he is prepared to take the city to task for what he feels is a debt unpaid. I guess they [the city] wanted to go to court. I cant imagine why they want to do that, he said. I think Ive got a pretty good case. Matters in the Verbals case date back to the early 2000s, when the couple says they were encouraged by the City Manager Glenn Southard to expand their business. They decided to do so in 2002, paying $108,000 ($119,333.66 with interest) for designation of 12 new parking spaces as dictated by the citys development requirements. Because there was not enough space to add 12 new spaces to the already packed east Village area, the Verbals money went toward an in-lieu parking fund, which the Verbals contract said can only be spent for the acquisition and development of off-street parking for the Claremont Village, or reimbursement of private providers of such parking. If not used for that specific purpose, the agreement promised reimbursement. At the time of the agreement, the Village included only businesses from Fourth Street south to First Street and Indian Hill east to College Avenue. A few years later, the Verbals sought to expand again after an upstairs tenant went out of business. They eventually decided against it after learning from the city that

they would need to provide 30 spaces at $9000 per space, or $270,000, in-lieu parking fees. In order to dissolve the earlier contract, the Verbals agreed to pay a $45,000 in-lieu parking fee, worth 5 parking spaces. After learning that their money was used for the Village West parking structure and not for additional parking on the east side, the Verbals filed a claim last August, hoping for an explanation and possible reimbursement. Their request was denied. Mr. Verbal said he felt he was driven to take matters a step further in filing a complaint that would lead toward possible litigation. Mr. Verbal paid the money and the city was contractually obligated to use that money within 10 years to do an assessment. It was not used, explained Lawrence C. Ecoff, the Verbals attorney. [Mr. Verbal] is being blamed for the citys wrongdoing. The city has denied the allegations while further asserting that the Verbals are not entitled to relief against the city as sought by the complaint. In turn, the city is asking that the court grant recovery of its legal costs associated with the suit. City officials maintain that the Verbals do not have sufficient facts to take legal action against the city and that their claim does not meet the necessary statute of limitations, which gives a maximum time period in which legal action can be taken against an alleged wrongdoing. Both parties began their negotiations on May 30, during which time several offers were made, as outlined in a series of court documents obtained by the COURIER. By mid-September, however, the city had reached the limits of its settlement authority as authorized by the Claremont City Council. The Verbals lawyer was notified that this was the citys last offer, according to their lawyer Christopher Pisano. A counter offer was sent a month later, and discussed at a closed session meeting of the Claremont City Council on November 12. Though a court date is still unknown, the COURIER will continue to provide updates as information becomes available. Beth Hartnett
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POLICE BLOTTER
Friday, December 13 Two men made off with a pair of bronze plaques worth $1200 affixed to the front of the Claremont Unified School District office on San Jose Avenue Friday morning. Hopefully they struck a pose as the entire incident was caught on camera. Follow-up investigation is underway. Saturday, December 14 A couple of roommates who share an apartment in the 500 block of South Indian Hill Boulevard aired their dirty laundry for police on Saturday. Officers intervened when an argument over dirty garments ended with one roommate using a piece of rope to choke the other, according to Lt. Ciszek. The 43-year-old Claremont resident was arrested. Sunday, December 15 A 17-year-old Ontario resident and his father drove right into trouble on Sunday evening. The juvenile, driving his fathers car, was stopped by Claremont police on Sunday night near Foothill Boulevard and Dartmouth Avenue, where a sobriety checkpoint was underway. The first of several problems occurred when police determined the boy was driving unlicensed. As they handcuffed the teenager and carted him off, the boys father, 48-year-old Miguel Garibay of Ontario, made an unfavorable situation worse when he attempted to intervene. Attempting to fight officers was the last straw. Mr. Garibay was arrested for delaying an officer as well as for public intoxication. **** With the recent burglary activity, Brian McIntyre, an 18-year-old from Goleta, chose the wrong time to play a game with friends that involved sneaking into peoples backyards. Police spotted Mr. McIntyre near the 500 block of Geneva Avenue, where several witnesses reported seeing a prowler climbing into a backyard, according to Lt. Ciszek. Mr. McIntyre claims that a group of friends and he were playing Fugitive, a copsand-robbers outdoor game where participants attempt to get from Point A to Point B without being tagged. While police did not take issue with Mr. McIntyres choice of evening entertainment, they did take note of his outstanding warrant for reckless driving in Glendora and arrested him. Tuesday, December 17 Evening traffic came to a crawl near the 10 freeway entrance on Indian Hill

on Tuesday after a man allegedly jumped off the overpass onto Indian Hill, according to police. The man was found writhing in pain from a broken pelvis and covered in blood from substantial head trauma. He was flown to USC Medical Center for treatment. **** A man went to great lengths to deliver court documents on Tuesday. According to witnesses, the former boyfriend of a resident in the 600 block of Montgomery Circle climbed onto the patio of his exgirlfriends apartment around 1:30 a.m. He was allegedly seen attempting to open the locked rear slider, but his attempts were unsuccessful. He dropped off a restraining order before climbing back down, according to Lt. Ciszek. Though witnesses attempted to stop him, the man was able to flee before police could arrive. Investigation is underway. **** Police have yet to find the residential burglars, but they did stop a couple of other troublemakers making off with stolen property. Around 2:30 p.m., officers stopped 31-year-old Richard Stinson of Upland and 39-year-old Teri Randles of Claremont in the 200 block of Eagle Grove Avenue believed to be taking packages from peoples doorsteps, according to Lt. Ciszek. Both were arrested for burglarly.
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Burglars continue Claremont holiday shopping spree


Between December 5 and December 10, four residential burglaries were reported in the northeast area of Claremont north of Base Line Road, according to police. This week, two more incidents were added to those casualties. On Monday, December 16, burglars entered a home in the 700 block of W. 10th Street by prying open a rear door. An estimated $2000 in cash and other property was stolen. The same day, crooks also broke into a home in the 200 block of Lamar Drive. They forced entry by smashing a bedroom window, according to Lieutenant Mike Ciszek. An unknown amount of jewelry and other miscellaneous items were taken. A third attempted burglary was reported on Friday, December 13 in the 3900 block of Shelter Grove Drive. Glass had been removed from the homes rear window, but it appeared the perpetrator had not made entry into the home, according to police. A report was taken. Each of these crimes occurred between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and in every case burglars gained entry by tampering with a rear door or window. Investigation is underway. Claremont residents are urged to immediately report any suspicious activity to the Claremont Police Department at 399-5411.

EDUCATION

Claremont COURIER/Friday, December 20, 2013

The great debate warak Reddy and Nathan


Morgan went on to become the champions of an elimination-style debate tournament that took place over the course of several hours at Taylor Hall on Wednesday.

The event was the fourth annual Great Debate, which included much preparation by the honors world history and English students at Claremont High School. Preparation included reading Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and doing in-depth research on the effects of imperialism on native peoples of the world. The teams were given the premise: Be it resolved the benefits of imperialism which occurred between 1700-1930 outweigh its negative consequences. The students took turns arguing either for the affirmative or the negative and fellow debate students judged their performances. Second place went to the team of Kiana Cavanaugh and Dorothy Kang.
COURIERphotos/Steven Felschundneff ABOVE: Dwarak Reddy, with his debate partner Nathan Morgan seated, responds to a question from the opposing team during the annual Claremont High School debate competition on Wednesday at Taylor Hall. ATLEFT: Kiana Cavanaugh and Dorothy Kang compare notes as they prepare their rebuttal on Wednesday during Claremont High Schools annual debate competition at Taylor Hall in Claremont. Kiana and Dorothy came in second place among all of the students in the competition.

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Teens space out to celebrate new year
Though the citys TRACKS Activity Center for teens will be closed Monday, December 23 through Friday, January 3, participants are invited to attend the Youth Activity Center, 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd., on December 26 and 27 and January 2 and 3 from 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. On Monday, December 30, the YAC will take 30 participants free of charge to the California Science Center to watch Hubble in 3D at the science centers IMAX Theater and explore the ENDEAVOUR A exhibit. For more information, to pick-up a permission slip or for more on the YAC, call (909) 399-5360.

LLanusa takes the helm of CUSD board

Siblings bring home medals


Shirley and Mathew Dong won medals for their piano performances at the Music Teachers Association of California Contemporary Festival. Shirley received a gold medal for the piece Kabalevsky Etude in A minor while Mathew received a bronze medal for his performance of Cirulos Ritmicos by Turina. Both musicians are students of Claremont piano teacher, Lisa Friedman. The festival was sponsored by the MTAC Orange Branch and hosted more than 226 participants at Chapman College on December 7.

ewly re-elected board member Steven Llanusa has been named president of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education. While the title is largely ceremonial, it has been a long time coming for Mr. Llanusa, who is in the midst of his eighth year of the board.

Claremont senior lunch program holiday hours


The Claremont Senior Program will be closing at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24 and 31, but not without an appropriate holiday sendoff. A special holiday brunch will be served at 10 a.m. at the Joslyn Center, and 11:30 a.m. at Blaisdell on both these days. The centers will then be closed on December 25 and January 1. For more information, call the Joslyn Center at (909) 399-5488.

Mr. Llanusa, who last year served as board vice president, received his new designation from his peers in an election held at Thursdays school board meeting. He characterizes it as a good development. Im very honored to have been selected to be president, and Im very flattered that my colleagues consider me to be worthy of the job, he said. Mr. Llanusa is joined by a new vice president, Hilary LaConte, who has been on the school board since 2007. New board member Nancy Treser Osgood was elected clerk. The naming of board officers was followed by a cookie and coffee reception, organized by Superintendent Jim Elsasser and his administrative assistant Liz Jefferson, which drew a number of attendees. After that, it was on to a busy meeting. Mr. Llanusas first task was to preside over the boards honoring of two community groups that have distinguished themselves by service to Claremont schools. The first of these was the Claremont High School Girls Track Team, which has had a particularly winning year. The second was Claremont Rotary, which recently gave San Antonio a $2,000 grant to help fund equipment for vocational programming at the continuation high school. Mr. Llanusa said Thursdays meeting was a great chance to get a feel for how the new CUSD Board of Education, which includes new board member Dave Nemer as well as Ms. Treser Osgood, will operate. I thought the meeting went very smoothly, he said. We handled a full agenda very efficiently. That shows COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff how well the board is going to work together for the upAfter eight years on the CUSD Board of Education, Steven coming year. Sarah Torribio
Llanusa was at last named president of the board. storribio@claremont-courier.com

Claremont COURIER/Friday, December 20, 2013

They make all things brighter


by John Pixley

wo women. Both were about my age. And both, like me, grew up in Claremont.

One of them, I knew well, lived a few houses down the street for years and our families were very close friends. The other I didnt know, but I heard about her and met her two or three times. Devon Williams Bishop and Amy Gusman Miller. It was sad to see their obituaries in these pages in the last month. Both succumbed to cancer. Both were 50 or so, and both left behind husbands, children and at least one parent. I already knew that DevonDevon Williams, as I knew her for much of my lifehad died. I was the one who gave the news to the rest of my family, who have lived up north in the Bay Area for many years now. But seeing her obituary with her picture was a hard jolt. It was even more of a sad surprise to see the obituary for Amy, who I knew as Amy Gusman when her mother Harriet listed as a survivor, was my teacher. These deaths, even coming after long illnesses, were bad shocksearth-shattering in their sadness. As when anyone dies leaving behind both or one parent (not to mention relatively young children), as when anyone my age or younger dies, they were especially upsetting and even more of a tragedy. Furthermore, their cold similarities were heart-aching. But these deaths also brought forth a flood of warm memories. With Devon, there are memories of being in a group of families who went to the same church and whose fathers taught at The Colleges. There are memories of shared birthday parties and Easter brunches, of spending a weekend together in Idyllwild every year when there was snow, of going caroling and having a party with a pinata at Christmas. I also remember my older sister and the girls in the other families spending hours and days and nights together. Later, I was thrilled to see Devon in an episode of thirtysomething on TV (okay, I was a fan!) and I have enjoyed exchanging Christmas cards in recent

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years. I think the last time I saw Devon was something like 10 years ago in the Village when she had a baby in a carriage and was in town visiting her father. Or was it a year or two later in Memorial Park on the Fourth of July? In the case of Amy, it is her mother that I remember. Mrs. Gusman was one of my last teachers at Danbury School, back when Danbury School was still at Danbury School (where the Hughes Community Center is and where, if Im not mistaken, Amy had attended earlier when there was a wing for non-disabled students). There was something unique about her. Although my other teachers at Danbury expected much of me despite my considerable disabilities, Mrs. Gusman pushed me even harder. She made it clear that she had high standards and had me doing a steady stream of reports and projectsnever mind that it meant hours at a typewriter (this was long before personal computers). There were many times when I wasnt happy with this, but, in so doing, she was a big part of why I was successful when I was mainstreamed at El Roble and went on to the high school and UC Riverside, where I spent days at a typewriter, and have thus been able to work as a writer. (Years later, I laughed when Carol Schowalter, another teacher with high standards who I had for English at El Roble and who died a few years ago, groaned that Mrs. Gusman had stole her Greek mythology unit and taught it to me, probably when Amy was in her class at El Roble.) Like all the bright lights that have been strung up everywhere this month, these memories give me light and warmth when it is dark and cold. Yes, it is sad tragicthat these beautiful, bright, energetic women have passed on too early, but their presence here and the memories that their presence brings enriches the

life I have in this community. We saw this most dramatically with the death of Nelson Mandela a few weeks ago. While Mandelas death was sad, although expected, and left South Africa with challenges, it was an opportunity to celebrate, even with singing and dancing, his tremendous impact and legacy in South Africa and the world. Not only that, it was a time to re-commit to his ideals of equality and reconciliation. Yes, Mandela was a leader who ended up having great world-wide impact, but these two women and their lively creativity and caring have had an impact, adding to what makes life here unique. In this season of gifts and hope, their lives, filled with love, and the memories of them leaves a warm, glowing sense of gratitude for all the good in life and inspiration to make the best of it. This is the same lively creativity and caring that we see and cheer for when the students perform at The Colleges. There was last weekends performances of Beethovens Ninth Symphony by the Claremont Concert Symphony and the Claremont Concert Choir, with students from Scripps, Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd and Pitzer Colleges, as well as the Claremont Chorale, under the direction of David Cubek. So many found these performances, celebrating the fortieth anniversary of Garrison Theater and the tenth anniversary of the Performing Arts Center at Scripps College, inspiring that people had to be turned away. There was also a recent Wednesday evening performance by the Pomona College Sea Chanty and Maritime Music Ensemble. Who knew there was a Sea Chanty and Maritime Music Ensemble at Pomona College? And who knew the students were learning sailor songs and how to play the concertina and hornpipes? This was essentially an open class, with the director, Gibb Schreffler, very much participating and noting that this was the first sea chanty class, not only at Pomona College but perhaps at any college. The students sang their hearts out, performing a slew of songs such as Walkalong, You Sally Brown, Stormalong John and Pull Down Below.

Claremont COURIER/Friday, December 20, 2013

Municipal water works

Dear Editor: Prior to my election to the California State Assembly in November 2012, I served over 23 years on the Pasadena City Council. I was elected to the state assembly the same year Pasadena Water and Power celebrated 100 years of providing high quality, reliable municipal water service in Pasadena. Countless water-related decisions were made during my tenure on the city council and because Pasadena Water and Power is a community-owned utility our collective focus was on the customer, and not profit. I first became acquainted with the frustrations of Claremont residents during a PUC field hearing that was held at Taylor Hall in December 2011. The venue was filled with residents frustrated by the frequent, large and confusing rate increases and surcharges requested by Golden State Water Company. The issue of control and high rates that the residents of Claremont have raised is one that in the recent past received attention by the California Joint Legislative Audit Committee, because Californians face considerably higher water rates by for-profit water companies in comparison with municipal water providers. Today, Pasadena Water and Power delivers water to over 36,000 households and businesses in Pasadena and adjacent communities in the San Gabriel Valley. Local control of water has worked for Pasadena. In fact, local control works for 85 percent of Californians. So, I applaud the council and staff of Claremont for convening the town hall meeting on November 6, 2013, to provide the public an update on the possible acquisition of the Claremont water system. This open meeting is an excellent ex-

ample of how local control can benefit Claremont residents. I support an open and transparent process as a means of informing Claremont residents about the benefits and risks of establishing municipal water services in Claremont. I am hopeful that this important dialogue can take place and that the best interests of Claremont residents remains the primary focus.
Chris Holden Assemblyman, 41st district

READERS COMMENTS

A modest step forward

Dear Editor: Scott Grannis letter on health care (COURIER, December 13) without exaggeration contains nothing but exaggerations. Let me remind readers of one of them. When you give the right to health care you must restrict the rights of health care practitioners, who become government slaves... Since the citizens of the other developed nations have health care as a right, the health care workers in those countries, from Mr. Grannis view, must be enslaved. On the contrary, of course, not a single one of them is a slave. Mr. Grannis never asks himself why health care costs in the US are vastly higher than those of any other country. And, for all that money, where do we rank in the world in the quality of our health care system? The last I saw we were at 37th, between Costa Rica and Slovenia. As I was writing, the following announcement arrived on my desktop. A new study by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and McGill University in Montreal reveals that

the United States health care system ranks 22nd out of 27 high-income nations when analyzed for its efficiency of turning dollars spent into extending lives. The USs inferior ranking reflects a high price paid and a low return on investment. Contrary to Mr. Grannis gloom and doom prophecies, no other country has engaged in self-destructive behavior by recognizing a right of citizens to health care and designing a system to accomplish that. The US, on the other hand, has been failing individual citizens and the nation as a whole by resisting that transformation. The ACA is only a modest step forward because it isnt a bold attempt to go where so many others have gone before.
Merrill Ring Claremont

Turkey Trot success

Dear Editor: Claremont Sunrise Rotary wants to thank you for your participation in the sixth annual Turkey Trot. It was another huge success with nearly 1,900 runners and picture perfect weather. It was a great start to the Thanksgiving weekend. We couldnt have done it without the help of over 100 volunteers and Rotarians and their family members. It was great to see members of the different teams and players that our Claremont Youth Sports Scholarships (CYSS) program support help make our day safe and successful. We are grateful for the advice of Doug and Katie Thompson, who helped start the Turkey Trot but have since relocated to Tennessee. Doug has a been a driving force in the race since its beginning. Leo Bister has given many volunteer

hours this year, sharing his valuable experience in the area of running events and has been an important participant in the success of this years event. We would also like to thank the city of Claremont and, in particular, Loretta Mustafa and Maria Tipping in the engineering department. And thanks to Lori Davenport and all her colleagues in the Claremont Police Department for helping the race remain one of the safest runs in California. When we started the Turkey Trot, we were in the midst of a financial meltdown. Claremont Sunrise Rotary members went out to the community and still found willing sponsors to support our cause. Many of those sponsors have continued to support us, and new ones have joined us to increase our budget from previous years. Every dollar raised goes directly to support the many projects that Claremont Sunrise Rotary and Rotary International support. We will spend over $20,000 this year on the CYSS fund. Since our inception, we have granted more than 800 scholarships to local teams and athletes to pay for registration fees. Including this years effort, we are fast approaching nearly $100,000 of total funding. Claremont Sunrise Rotary is also part of a world community and provides books to a girls school in Tanzania, funds removal of land mines in Cambodia and helps install water tanks in Africa. Rotary International is fast closing in on complete eradication of polio. The Turkey Trot is now a personal and family tradition in Claremont that continues to be enjoyed by so many and gives back so much to our community.
John Goss Garry Schneider Dave Seccombe Chuck Freitas Turkey Trot Race Directors

Claremont COURIER/Friday, December 20, 2013

Claremont Laemmle and Temple Beth Israel partner for Fiddler on the Roof sing-a-long on Christmas Eve
While the night before Christmas is usually a quiet time in the local Jewish community, this year, Claremonts Laemmle Theater is hoping to attract many of its members with a special singa-long presentation of the classic film Fiddler on the Roof, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24. Weve done this with great success the last few years in West LA, and we thought it was time to share the fun at some of our other locations, Greg Laemmle, head of the theater chain, said. The presentation in Claremont is being done in partnership with Temple Beth Israel, the largest of the areas synagogues, who is offering discounted tickets for the show through their office. As soon as we heard they might bring it here, we got really excited, TBIs Cantor Paul Buch noted. Sing-a-longs are so much fun, and theyve really gotten popular. Having a chance to connect

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the local Jewish community this way is great also, and besides, many of us already know a lot of the words. Cantor Buch, who has consulted on numerous local Fiddler productions, will give a brief introduction to the screening focused on the musical and social relevance of the film, which is based on the 1964 Broadway musical of the same name. The musical is based on the writing of Sholem Aleichem, who wrote dozens of both touching and provocative stories about Eastern European Jewish life around the turn of the 20th Century. On-screen titles and/or songbooks will allow the audience to fully participate in the action, and appropriate costumes are also invited. Advanced tickets, which offer a 45 percent savings over the price at the box office, may be obtained through the TBI office by calling (909) 626-1277.

Shoes That Fit and Village Marketing Group sock campaign


Claremont Village businesses have collected more than 300 bundles of socks that have been donated by the community to Shoes That Fit, a Claremont nonprofit organization that benefits children in Claremont and neighboring cities by working with the school districts and nonprofit organizations to outfit children with new athletic shoes and socks. There is still time to participate in this campaign by donating six-pack bundles of socksany size, any color, any design. Socks may be dropped off at Stamp Your Heart Out, 141 Harvard Ave., or The Bath Workshop at 175 N. Indian Hill Blvd. For information, contact Joan Bunte at (909) 621-4363 or Susan Pearson at (909) 625-3417.

out a permit application, available on the city website, and bring it with you. For those living outside the city of Claremont, passes may be renewed each calendar year and are pro-rated. The cost of an annual parking permit is $100 until April 1. From April 1 to July 1, passes cost $75. From July 1 to October 1, the cost is $50. After October 1 until the New Year, passes are $25. Claremont residents may receive two free permits per household. To obtain a resident permit, Claremont citizens must fill out an application and show proof of residency. An acceptable proof of residency may be a vehicle registration, utility bill, car insurance policy, lease agreement or drivers license. Resident passes are valid through December 31, 2015.

City facilties amended holiday schedule


City facilities will be closed next week as Claremont employees head home for the holidays. City offices will close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24 and remain closed until Monday, December 30. City offices will close early again on Tuesday, December 31 and remain closed until Monday, January 6.

Wilderness Park parking permits available


Hikers can now claim their 2014 parking permits for the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. Passes are available at city hall and the Hughes Center. Before stopping by, fill

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Goals of the citys sustainability plan


by Freeman Allen

n the initial drafting of Claremonts Sustainable City Plan, how to implement the plan was an important consideration. A key feature of the plan was the formation of a community organization to work closely with the city government, but independent of it. Sustainable Claremont is that organization.
One of the first tasks for Sustainable Claremont was to create a mission statement, and for that we needed to articulate our goals. They are, broadly stated, to promote education and action in sustainabilitysocially, economically, and environmentallyin Claremont and beyond. That is our mission. Toward that end we proposed creating action groups in a number of areas, along with Sustainability Dialogs and these Demystifying Sustainability articles in the Courier. Some of our more specific goals have now been realized. For example: The Water Action Group is working toward water conservation and reclamation. Water reclamation plants at The Colleges, now on the drawing boards, will provide water for campus irrigation that will replace about five percent of the water we now import from the State Water Project.

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Our Schools Action Group worked toward establishing gardens at nearly all Claremont schools, and integrating these with nutritional and educational programs. More recently, a Tree Action Group was created after an independent association of local citizens formed Save Our Trees to suggest alternatives to the wholesale cutting of the pine trees in the Claremont Club neighborhood. This led to collaboration with Claremont city staff in rewriting the City Tree Policy Manual. A Sustainable Claremont Garden Club was created just over a year ago. One of the best ways to save water and energy, reduce pollution and create beauty is to garden sustainably. The Garden Club helps people do this in both their ornamental and edible gardens. Several other proposed action groups remain future opportunities. And, of course, not all of our possible activities were seen at the start and we take advantage of opportunities as they arise. One of these was creation of the CHERP program, which evolved from a seminar on Whole-House Energy Retrofits given by

Devon Hartman at Hartman-Baldwin Design Build. We connected, and Devon joined the Sustainable Claremont Board. Our hugely successful Community Home Retrofit Project is now being replicated in other cities, and becoming a model statewide and beyond. What now? Long-range forecasts predict challenging higher temperatures, water shortages and a growing population for the Inland Empire in decades to come. Claremonts Sustainable City Plan recognizes that, and for its implementation roles are assigned across the community. How can that be managed? A brief concept business plan has been drafted that proposes creation of a staffed bricks and mortar center for resources and innovation with Sustainable Claremont providing a core planning group to coordinate community involvement. Sustainable Claremont is willing to take a lead role in creating the proposed center, but we will need help. We invite all who are interested to join with us to make it happen.
Demystifying Sustainability is a project of Sustainable Claremont (sustainableclaremont.org), email address info@sustainableclaremont.org. Follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/sustainableclaremont and on Twitter #GreenClaremont.

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Motorcycle Santa brings yuletide cheer to seniors

he holidays started early in the Inland Valley this year thanks to Lew Gleason. This local took on the role of Father Christmas for the seniors of REAL Connections, a Community Senior Services program that connects seniors with volunteer members to create a network of support for those who remain in their homes.

But this Kris Kringle is no jolly giant in a red. shiny sleigh. His ride is slightly smaller. This year, Santa Claus came to town on a Harley. Mr. Gleason, a recent retiree and new volunteer with REAL Connections, has spent the past two weeks with his alternative red sleigh in tow, taking seniors on a free open-air ride around town in an effort to spread holiday cheer and share his love for the open road. You are so much out in the elements you feel like youre one with nature. Thats the big attraction, Mr. Gleason said. There is so much freedom. There is no other feeling in the whole world. Nothing brings joy to this recent retiree like the throttle of an engine underfoot and the wide expanse of the world around him. A motorcyclist for the past 40 years, Mr. Gleason caught the cycling bug early. As a young boy, he was known to search through the family newspaper to extract the Sears advertisements, clad with shiny two-wheelers. I would circle them and put it on the dresser in my fathers room. He never
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COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff REAL Connections volunteer Lew Gleason gives Claremont resident Candace Schipul a ride on his Harley Davidson motorcycle on Wednesday in Claremont. Mr. Gleason, who recently retired, has been giving local seniors rides on his bike as gifts for the holidays.

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bought me one, Mr. Gleason laughed. By mowing lawns and performing other side jobs, the motorcycle enthusiast finally saved enough to buy his own. At age 15 he became the proud new owner of a blue 1971 Yamaha 175. I fell in love from the day I swung my leg over, he said. It was in my blood. Over the years and through countless bikes, Mr. Gleason has been able to share his passion with others, joining a local motorcycle group and enjoying cross-country outings with his wife. The couple plan to hit the road again this coming January. Harley Christmas Rides began brewing years ago inspired by a Discovery segment on a retiree who had attached a sidecar to his Harley to give community members rides for the holidays. Mr. Gleason was so inspired he vowed to do the same. Retirement has finally afforded Mr. Gleason the chance to execute his plan with the help of friend Brandi Orton, REAL Connections director of member services. Ms. Orton was eager to make the concept a reality along with program members like Candace Schipul, who jumped at the chance to hop back on a bike for the first time in about 40 years. It was a shared love of motorcycling that connected her to her husband, Mark, more than 44 years ago. Mr. Schipul won her heart scooting about their college campus, his wifes attention caught by how his long legs curled up past the handlebars of his bike. In recent years the Claremont couple has ditched their two-wheelers for more solid ground, but Ms. Schipul seemed right at home on the back seat of Mr. Gleasons Harley, the wind blowing and the Christmas tunes flowing freely. While Mr. Gleason welcomes any reason to hop on his bike, the enthusiasm of his recent yuletide passengers gives him an extra boost. They grip you around the waist until you can hardly breath, he joked. But after 20 minutes or so they are laughing and having a blast. Mr. Gleason hopes to keep the spirit of the Harley holidays alive for years to come. If I can bring some happiness to someone then Im doing it right, he said. Beth Hartnett
news@claremont-courier.com COURIER photos/ Steven Felschundneff ABOVE: Candace Schipul and Lew Gleason leave Ms. Schipuls north Claremont home on their way up Mills Avenue to Mount Baldy Road as part of their fun ride. ATLEFT: Mr. Gleasons red Harley Davidson has a stuffed reindeer on the windshield to make the ride extra festive.

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Patrick Mason
Beloved husband, father and grandfather
Patrick Joseph Mason died suddenly on December 12, 2013. He was 84. Pat led a full life and touched many, his family shared. He will be dearly missed by his loving family, who cherish and adore him, and by all who ever had the pleasure to know him. Mr. Mason is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Valerie Mason; by two sisters in Ireland, Kathleen Mason and Bernadette Cullen; and by his four children and their spouses, Angela Mason, Susan Mason, Debra and Tom Ryan, and Patrick Brad and Amy Mason. He also leaves seven grandchildren, Andrew Mason, Colin Ryan, Joseph Ryan, Benjamin Ryan, Nicholas Ryan, Patrick Mason and Kate Mason. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Tiger Woods Learning Center/Tiger Woods Foundation, 121 Innovation Drive, Suite 150, Irvine, CA 92617.

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Sid Gurule

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ish as an interpreter and translator while working with students in the classroom. Unexpectedly, his fluency in French also served him during his years as an instructional assistant. He accompanied CHS French students on an exchange in Paris from 1997 to 1999, with more responsibility as the years went on. By 2000, Mr. Gurule had graduated with a bachelors degree in French and decided to pursue his goal, a career in teaching. He was hired by Diamond Bar High School and taught French from 2000-2002. He never cut ties with Claremont, as he taught summer school at CHS during his years at Diamond Bar. In 2002, he resigned from Diamond Bar and was hired by CHS, as an unexpected opening existed. During his 12 years at CHS, Mr. Gurule taught ELD, Spanish and courses in mythology and the short story in summer school, as well as all levels of French. By 2006, he had taken over the French program at CHS. He continued student travel to France, using both student exchanges and commercial travel plans. He also organized a student trip for lower level students to Montral, Canada. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Gurule led two student trips a year, going to Montral in the fall and Paris in the spring. Mr. Gurules teaching philosophy was to create a family atmosphere where students worked together in pairs and small groups to discover and expand on various aspects of the French language. He incorporated novel methods as well as iPods in his later years. Mr. Gurule was diagnosed with colon cancer in late 2011 and underwent treatments in early 2012. The cancer was controlled with regular exams and changes in lifestyle. During the spring of 2013, he had complications and it was discovered the cancer had spread to the liver. Mr. Gurule underwent treatments and was making good progress from the spring to the end of August, when complications began forcing him to make the difficult decision to leave the classroom in September. Mr. Gurule always had a positive outlook, focusing on what he could do rather than what he couldnt do. He will be remembered for his passion, energy, perseverance and devotion to the success of students and the growth of the French program at CHS. He is survived by his wife Luz of six years and by his parents and brother. A memorial service for Mr. Gurule will be held in the Claremont High School East Gym on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. The service is open to the public. Mr. Gurule requested that in lieu of flowers, donations of time or money be made to local animals shelters or to the Humane Society, reflecting his affinity for cats.

French teacher, tennis player, animal lover


Sid Gurule was a French teacher at Claremont High School for nearly 13 years. On October 9, 2013, Mr. Gurule authored his own obituary and emailed it to CHS Principal Brett OConnor. Sid was an excellent teacher and will be missed by the CHS Community, Mr. OConnor shared. Sid Gurule, a French teacher at Claremont High School since 2002, died on November 15, 2013, peacefully surrounded by family and close friends. He had been battling colon and liver cancer for the last two years. He was 43 years old. Mr. Gurule was born on March 6, 1970 in Montebello and spent a large part of his childhood in the local area. As a child and youth, his interests were baseball, hockey, tennis, languages and eating. Mr. Gurule graduated from Charter Oak High School in Covina in 1988. He began university and studied locally and outside of the country. He enjoyed success in tennis and competed in local tournaments. This led him on a path he hadnt anticipated. Mr. Gurule began teaching tennis for a local tennis professional and, in 1990, became certified himself. He began teaching tennis, eventually running programs in the Country Estates at Diamond Bar as well as for the cities of Diamond Bar, Walnut and Covina. He supervised and organized small group, large group and private lessons. His success teaching tennis at the lo-

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James Fahringer
Longtime Claremont Symphony Orchestra music director
Dr. Earl James Jim Fahringer, Claremont Symphony Orchestra music director emeritus, died on December 7, 2013. He was 78. Dr. Fahringer was born on April 2, 1935 in Los Angeles. He developed into an accomplished multi-instrumentalist who was especially adept at the viola, violin and percussion, and played in symphonies as a young teen. His first music teacher was his fathers sister Marjorie Fahringer. After graduating from high school he attended Cal State Los Angeles, where he earned his bachelors and masters degrees in music education and conducting. He also met his future wife, Delphine, at Cal State LA when they were members of the universitys chamber singing ensemble. Both musically inclined, the couple was ideally suited to one another. Dr. Fahringer went on to earn a Doctor of Musical Arts in vocal performance from the University of Southern California in 1976. Delphine, a gifted opera singer, earned a bachelors in primary education from Cal State LA and then a masters in reading and music from the University of La Verne and worked as a private voice coach for many years. They were married on August 9, 1959 in the First United Methodist Church in Glendale. Dr. Fahringer began his lengthy career right out of college as a teacher in the Duarte Unified School District. Although he was primarily a music teacher, he also taught English and history. He eventually left Duarte for the Pomona Unified School District, where he taught music from 1976 until his retirement in 2002. Anthony Aronovici was one of Dr. Fahringers many students at Emerson Middle School in Pomona as well as a CYSO member from 1990 until 1997. Dr. Fahringer was the first teacher to continuously insist on my musical endeavors. To hear of his passing was a shock, Mr. Aronovici shared. Dr. Fahringer also served as director of choral music at the University of La Verne for several years in the 1970s, where he had a profound impact on Karen Oaks, a ULV student from 1974 to 1976, whom he taught how to accompany choirs. I fondly remember him and his positive influence, she said. He worked well with college students, always encouraging them in a positive and friendly way. He was a good role model. A longtime resident of La Verne, Dr. Fahringer dedicated the bulk of his musical life to the Claremont Symphony Orchestra (CSO). He joined the CSO, established in 1953 as a nonprofit aimed at providing the local community with free classical concerts, during the 1959-1960 season. Before long, Dr. Fahringer was serving as assistant conductor with CSO founder and music director George Denes, along with lending his talent as a string in-

strumentalist to the orchestra. When Mr. Denes retired in 1979, Dr. Fahringer replaced him as music director, a role he would continue until his retirement in 2010. During his remarkable years of service, Dr. Fahringer was involved in the establishment of a number of traditions, including creating the annual Messiah Sing-along as well as founding the Claremont Youth Symphony Orchestra in 1984, for which he served as conductor for 20 years. Mrs. Fahringer also contributed greatly to the orchestra, as soprano soloist and manager of the CYSO. Jim was the epitome of the dedicated music educator, and the Claremont Symphony was his family, CSO president Cecilia Cloughly commented. Claremonter Michael Fay also praised him, saying, If there is an orchestral institution in Claremont, it is embodied in Dr. James Fahringer. Percussionist Sue Hodson is one of many CSO members to weigh in with fond memories of Dr. Fahringer on the CSO website, www.ClaremontSO.org, which features a tribute page and memorial photo gallery honoring the beloved music director. I remember Jim for his love of percussion, she wrote. What more could a percussionist ask for than a conductor who always welcomed more volume and who never shushed us! Jim loved all instruments and all musicians, and he never minded wearing his heart on his sleeve. Jim will long be remembered in the orchestra, and his spirit will infuse all we do for a long time to come.

Dr. and Mrs. Fahringerwhose vocal mentors included Metropolitan Opera soprano Ruth Miller Chamleewere also active in many choral and opera groups in various parts of the Los Angeles area and soloed elsewhere in the United States. Dr. Fahringer was music director at several churches for many years and conducted the Mens Chorus of the Los Angeles Athletic Club. He was amazing. The man had four jobs, Ms. Cloughly marveled. He would rehearse on Monday night with the Claremont Symphony. On Tuesday night, he would rehearse the Claremont Youth Symphony. On Wednesday night, he would rehearse his church choir and on Thursday, he would drive to Los Angeles and conduct at the LA Athletic Club. Dr. and Mrs. Fahringer were perhaps most proud of their discovery and mentoring of Spectrum, a Motown group in Las Vegas. After listening to the ensemble perform three nights in a row during a 2003 Vegas excursion, the Fahringers approached the group, asking if they were interested in appearing with CSO. Since the first Motown Pops collaboration with the Claremont Symphony in 2004, Spectrum and its sister group Radiance have presented a combined total of more than 50 Pops performances throughout North America. The relationship thatensuedbetween Delphine, Jim and me went far beyondscope of that of a guest pops artist and a director of music of anorchestra, Spectrum leader Cushney Roberts wrote. Itwill be cherished for the personal and professional experiences it spawned for years to come. In a 2003 La Verne Magazine article, Dr. Fahringer shared the elements he felt are demanded of a good conductor: a huge amount of time and a love for music and people. There is an enormous amount of humility to go with [the job], because any conductor will tell you there is actually no power in conducting, Dr. Fahringer said. The only power there is, is in trying to get other musicians, who are in some cases better than you are, to play something together. Robert Sage, his successor as music director of the CSO, perhaps best summarized the life and contributions of Dr. Fahringer: Jim was a consummate musician whose kind nature and considerable musical talent made a positive impact on the lives of thousands through the magic of music. Dr. Fahringer is survived by an aunt, Marjorie Fahringer, and her daughter Jan Cangro, both of Redondo Beach. He is also survived by numerous relatives, friends and colleagues in various part of the country. A crypt-side service was held on December 19 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Members of the CSO provided music and tributes. The officiant was Rev. Richard Garner of the First United Methodist Church of Glendale. Dr. Fahringer will be honored at two performances of the annual CSO Messiah Sing-along, which he initiated over 30 years ago. They will be held on Sunday, December 22 at 1:30 and 4 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th St. at Pomona College in Claremont. (Doors open at 1 and 3:30 p.m.) In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the to Claremont Symphony Orchestra at PO Box 698, Claremont, CA 91711. Please designate the James and Delphine Fahringer Fund on your check.

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Marian G. Toovey
Marian Beatrice Golden Toovey, an offand-on resident of Claremont for over 50 years, died at home on October 29, 2013 after a three-month decline in health, ultimately due to lung cancer. She was 88. Ms. Toovey, known as Bamby to many of her friends and family, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on January 7, 1925 to Frank Demmer and Gertrude Trudy MacCoy Golden. The nickname Bamby came from the local Italian green grocer, who said the Goldens daughter reminded him of his own little bambina. The Golden family moved to La Grange, Illinois, by then one family member larger with the arrival of her brother Tom, just before the Great Depression. They settled into one of the first Frank Lloyd Wright-designed single-family suburban homes built in the country. Ms. Tooveys father, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, was a multi-talented entrepreneur who worked several jobs and managed to make ends meet through those difficult times. After graduating from high school, Ms. Toovey was encouraged by her mother to sign up for college at the University of Chicago. She had been an avid reader from the time she was a little girl, so she enrolled as an English major. To defray the cost of school, she got a job working nights as a receptionist at the university hospital. During those years, under the University of Chicagos Stagg football field was hidden one of the top-secret staging places for the Manhattan Project, the code name for the development of the atomic bomb. One evening, while Ms. Toovey was on duty at the reception desk, a group of men in trench coats and military uniforms burst into the lobby, and huddled around a black-faced man. Suddenly, a flurry of doctors and hospital staff converged and, without a word, whisked the man with the black face to the emergency ward. One of the men in a trench coat stopped to tell Ms. Toovey that she was to forget everything she had just seen. She said that would be easy, for she really wasnt sure she had seen anything. Years later, she found out that the classified patient was Italian physicist Enrico Fermi, one of the men referred to as the father of the atomic bomb, whose face had been blackened in a minor explosion in his lab. After college, Ms. Toovey was hired as a flight attendant for United Airlines. She made regular runs between Chicago and Denver aboard Uniteds state-of-the-art DC-3 passenger air ships. She was hopping a streetcar during a layover in Denver, on her way to dinner with fellow United employees, when she began to lose her balance. A young marine caught her by the arm and pulled her on board. He was, in her mind, a little brash but nevertheless a gentleman. He was Lieutenant Trace E. Toovey, a Navy/Marines combat pilot stationed in the Pacific during the war, now on leave and being reassigned as a reserve pilot to be based in Honolulu. They were married soon after and lived on base in Honolulu until 1951, when they moved to Laguna Beach, California. In 1952, their first child Christopher was

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Loving mother, lifelong learner, world traveler


sion for traditional jazz and made her a little homesick for Claremont. In 1978, Ms. Toovey read about a program in which women under retirement age were being trained as apprentice carpenters to help with the revamping of the State Capitol Building. To boot, it was a union job paying union scale, which was more than she was making at the state archives. She joined the program and worked as an apprentice finish carpenter for two years. Toward the end of her stay in Sacramento, Ms. Toovey started to travel. She and a friend who was a recently retired lobbyist for the California Teachers Association had talked for some time about traveling abroad. Both women were hesitant about traveling alone and neither had the time to travel anyway. Now, the timing was right and they became traveling partners for the next 10 years. Their travels included many places of interest throughout the US like Savannah, Georgia, the home of musician Johnny Mercer, New Orleans, the home of Dixieland Jazz, and a trip to Washington, DC. Finally, Ms. Toovey took her first trip abroad, traveling to Ireland for a three-week tour. In the mid-1980s, Ms. Toovey returned to Claremont. For a short time, she taught US history at Mt. San Antonio College. One semester, she had a group of firefighters taking her course as a prerequisite for their certification program. They were much more interested in the politics and policies behind the history. They asked indepth questions that she often had difficulty providing simple, satisfying answers to. This was the experience that triggered her return to CGU and the beginning of her pursuit of a doctorate in government and public policy. After her short stint at Mt. SAC, Ms. Toovey began looking for a job that would be more flexible and that worked around her studies. While volunteering at the Claremont Colleges International Festival, she learned there was a growing need for teachers in the local English as a Second Language program. Ms. Toovey applied to the ESL certification program, was accepted and soon certified and began her 10-year career teaching ESL. The program was a good fit with her studies. As an ESL teacher, she was immersed in culturally diverse groups of students, with firsthand accounts of life in other parts of the world where many of her students homelands were influenced on a daily basis by US foreign policy. In the late 90s, Ms. Toovey began to experience problems retaining the information from the reading for school. It finally became enough of a problem that she backed out of the program at CGU and retired from teaching ESL. She stayed in contact with many of her ESL students, however, hosting tea at her apartment for several years with a group of Korean women who had been students of hers, to socialize and practice English conversation. Though her academic pursuits were finished, Ms. Toovey stayed very active and involved. She joined Elder Hostel and traveled with that organization and the Pomona Travelers on tours that included Greece and Uzbekistan. She also traveled with her two sons and their families to Scotland. She was a member of the League of Women Voters and of the Rembrandt Club. She was a Pomona Valley Hospital volunteer, a volunteer and gallery-sitter at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona, and regularly volunteered at the Claremont Colleges International Festival. Ms. Toovey also took classes at the Joslyn Center. One of her favorite classes was the All the Worlds a Stage theater class, which focused on reading and studying a chosen play and then getting out to a theater to see a production of the play. The last eight years of Ms. Tooveys life were made more difficult with bouts of recurring Basal cell cancer and other healthrelated problems. She said she was annoyed at how much the medical stuff was cramping her style. However, she would make the most of her runs for treatment at UCLA Medical Center by having lunch at her favorite French restaurant in the Farmers Market off Fairfax in LA. Up until the last few months of her life, she remained resourceful, ferociously independent and socially active. Ms. Toovey is survived by her three children and two grandchildren. A memorial gathering will take place on Sunday, January 5, 2014 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the dA Center for the Arts, located at 252 S. Main Street #D in Pomona. The Night Blooming Jazzmen will play. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the dA Center for the Arts, 252 S. Main St. #D, Pomona, CA 91766.

born. A year later, they moved to Redondo Beach. In 1954, their daughter Patricia was born and in 1955 a second son, Curtis, was born. In 1958, Mr. Toovey was working as an executive pilot for a large construction company. His plane was based in El Monte. He had begun to express his unhappiness with his daily drive home from the warm and sunny LA inland back to the cold and dank coastal home of the gray cloud, Redondo Beach. So began the weekend expeditions inland, with Claremont being the final choice as the Toovey familys new hometown. Claremont reminded Mr. Toovey so much of his boyhood hometown in New Jersey with all the trees, and Ms. Toovey had suggested they drive a little further east each time, having read about The Claremont Colleges and the graduate program. She was quietly entertaining the idea of going back to school. Ms. Toovey returned to college and received her teaching credential soon after settling into Claremont. She taught second grade in the Pomona Unified School District for the next 12 years. The family moved three times while in Claremont, from Annapolis Drive to Green Street and finally to Syracuse Drive. Shortly after the last move, Ms. Toovey took time off from teaching and again her interests turned toward a graduate degree, this time a masters degree in American history. Her masters, which she obtained at the end of the 1960s, was the precursor to her pursuit of a greater interest in government and public policy. In 1972, Mr. and Ms. Toovey divorced. Ms. Toovey kept the household together for the next few years until all of her children were ready to take off on their own. Then she sold the house and moved to Sacramento where, as she said, I can get closer to the subject, which of course was the seat of Californias government. While at the State Capitol, she landed a job as a clerk in the state archives. She took art and architecture history classes and a course in ceramics. One of her favorite annual events in Sacramento was the Sacramento Music Festival, which included the Society for the Preservation of Dixieland Jazz and, much to her surprise, featured her old Claremont Green Street neighbor Chet Jaeger and the Night Blooming Jazzmen. The festival rekindled her pas-

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unior forwards Ryley Settles and Julia Cantrell scored two goals a piece to lead Claremont to a 5-0 win over Glendora on Tuesday at CHS. The victory gave the Wolfpack their fourth win of the season with three losses and one tie.
In its first home match of the year, Claremont showed why they would contend for a top spot in the tough Sierra League. The Pack got off to a hot start SPORTING against the Tartans, as senior midfielder LIFE Megan Renken put the Pack ahead early with a goal in the fifth minute. In the 10th minute, Settles netted her first goal of the day to give Claremont a 2-0 lead. Less than four minutes later, Settles put in her second to tack on the Packs third goal in 15 minutes. The Pack wasnt done scoring before the break, as Cantrell netted a goal in the 40th minute to give Claremont their highest first-half scoring total this season. Head coach Tim Tracey said it was important for Claremont to come out and score early after struggling in that regard the first seven games. We havent been at 100 percent, Coach Tracey said. This is the first game that weve been actually at 100 percent of our starting lineup, and its all about the development. We tried to put the game away early. The second half was a quiet one for both teams, with the Pack carrying over its dominant defensive effort from the first half. Claremont fought through a 30-minute scoring drought to open the second half and added its fifth goal in the 79th minute when Cantrell broke away from the opposition and tallied her second of the game. With its 5-0 win, Claremont now has three shutouts in its first eight matches. The Packs defense is playing its best ball of the young season, having allowed only two goals over the last three matches. The Lady Pack graduated almost all of its defenders from a year ago, and their effort was an encouraging sign for a maturing backline. It was huge for us, Coach Tracey said. Theyre new to the position and were working hard in the training sessions to organize and to make sure that we can play at this level and defend well at this level. Boys basketball on losing end of three tough games The Claremont boys basketball team (3-4, 0-0) lost both its games this week in its opening matches of the

COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff Claremont High School midfielder Sydney Lujan, right, attempts to deflect a corner kick into the net during the Packs non-conference game against Glendora on Tuesday at CHS. The Lady Wolfpack shut out the visiting Tartans scoring four goals in the first half and one in the second for a final score of 5-0.

North Orange County Championships. The Pack fell to Villa Park, 79-66, on Monday and Los Alamitos, 69-40, on Tuesday. After a 20-point first quarter put Claremont up early against the Villa Park Spartans, the Wolfpack was outscored in the remaining three quarters to give the Pack its third loss in its last four games. Claremont had four scorers in double digits, including senior Omar Mahmoud with 17, senior Chris Edward with 14, sophomore Nakia Harris-Neal with 12 and Quincy Hailes with 10. Tuesdays matchup with Los Alamitos featured Claremonts lowest first-half scoring output of the season. After totaling four points in the first quarter, the Pack tacked on 11 points in the second to give them 15 firsthalf points. They trailed 41-15 at halftime.

Claremont outscored the Griffins 13-6 in the third quarter to pull within 19. Los Alamitos added 22 points in the fourth to clinch its fifth victory in six games. Sophomore Harlan Maass led Claremont in scoring with 15 points, connecting on five of seven shot attempts. Claremont will play its fourth game of the tournament tomorrow against an opponent yet to be determined. Girls basketball opponents vary greatly in skill levels After going 4-1 in the Claremont tournament last week, the Pack split its two games in this weeks San Dimas Tournament. Claremont (6-2, 0-0) topped Gladstone, 40-25, on Monday and fell to Lakeside, 56-32, on Tuesday.
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The Claremont High School girls varsity soccer team listens to coach Tim Traceys instructions on Tuesday during halftime at Tuesdays match. SPORTING LIFE continued from the previous page

Senior Danna Robles, the scoring leader averaging 9.5 points per game, gave an outstanding defensive effort to help carry the Pack to their fifth win of the season. Claremont entered the game averaging 47 points to Gladstones 24, and came in averaging more rebounds, assists and steals per game. In Tuesdays loss to Lakeside, the Pack struggled getting their offense going in the first half, as displayed by their 9 total points at the break. They outscored the Lancers 12-9 in the third quarter and put up 11 more in the fourth, but Lakeside

never let Claremont get back in the game as they held on for the 24-point victory. The Packs next game will be in the Don Lugo Shawnae Harris Memorial Tournament on Monday. Boys soccer holds win streak With its 2-1 win over Etiwanda on Tuesday, the Claremont boys soccer team moved to 4-2-2 in the season. The Pack is 2-0-1 in the last three games and has not lost since December 9. Claremont will compete in the Marina High School tournament on Dec. 27 before rounding out the season with eight straight league matches.
Bryan Stauffer sports@claremont-courier.com

COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff Forward Ryley Settles takes a pass in front of Glendoras net and boots it in to score the third goal for the Pack Tuesday night at CHS. The girls scored three quick goals in their game against the Tartans leaving their opponent demoralized and unable to launch an effective offensive game.

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CALENDAR
YOUR WEEK IN 9 DAYS

Holiday greeting
Claremont businesses wish the community a happy holiday.

Galleries
Artist Fariad exhibits a collection honoring Claremont history.

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half mile of luminaria-lit trails featuring the new Gateways to Containers exhibit in the Container Garden Illuminated evening walks featuring live acoustic music, cookies and hot cider and more than 1000 glowing, candle-lit luminarias lighting a halfmile, accessible loop on Indian Hill Mesa. Performances for tonights event include Steve Rushingwind (contemporary Native American flutist), Village Pipers (recorder ensemble featuring holiday favorites), Windsong Canyon (Native American flute and world percussion) and Claremont Ukulele Club: The Defenders of Fun! are back again this year with holiday favorites. 6 to 9 p.m. $5. Tickets may be purchased at www.rsabg.org. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont.

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Handels Messiah at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Doors open a half hour before each performance. Professional singers will sing the solos and the audience will sing the choruses. Featured vocalists are Coril Prochnow, a lyric coloratura soprano; Virginia Landis Stewart, alto; Omar Crook, tenor; and Alex Britton, bass. All of the soloists have extensive experience performing around the world. Bring your own score, buy one for $10 or rent one for $5. If you prefer not to sing, enjoy the performance from the balcony. Both performances will be at Bridges Hall of Music on the Pomona College campus, 150 E. 4th St., Claremont. Drop-offs will be allowed in front of the auditorium on Fourth Street and the handicapped ramp is on the west side. Plan to arrive early for parking. Both performances were standing room only last year. The concert is free. For more information, check www.claremontso.org or call (909) 596-5979. LIVE JAZZ performance on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 946-1398.
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FOOD TRUCK Grilled Cheese Truck is stopping by Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont. LUMINARIA NIGHTS New, expanded loop trail route with over a half mile of luminaria-lit trails featuring the new Gateways to Containers exhibit in the Container Garden Illuminated evening walks featuring live acoustic music, cookies and hot cider and more than 1000 glowing, candle-lit luminarias lighting a halfmile, accessible loop on Indian Hill Mesa. Performances for tonights event include Steve Rushingwind (contemporary Native American flutist), Jill Warhol (folk) and Remember Then (tribute rock and roll). 6 to 9 p.m. $5. Tickets may be purchased at www.rsabg.org. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. SPOKEN WORD Open Mic Night.

Register at somellonow@aol.com with open mic in the subject line. Include approximate length of time for presentation. Free to the public. All ages welcome. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. (909) 626-3322.

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HOLIDAY MUSIC Claremont High School Band and Orchestra perform at city hall from noon to 2:30 p.m. Michael Bennett performs at the Public Plaza from 1 to 3 p.m. GAME DAY Teens are invited to the Claremont Public Library to play The Beatles Rockband or play board games with friends. For grades 7-12. 2 p.m. Free program with complimentary refreshments. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. (909) 621-4902. FOOD TENT Serendoggity is setting up at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont. LUMINARIA NIGHTS New, expanded loop trail route with over a

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ANNUAL MESSIAH SINGALONG Dr. Robert Sage will conduct the Claremont Symphony Orchestra in two multi-community performances of

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COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger A special reward awaits hikers and bikers when then they make their way up the loop trail to the top of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. First and most important, there are covered benches to rest weary legs after the journey to over 3000 feet in elevation. The second reward is the spectacular views of the valley below, especially on a clear day.

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TONY KENNYS CHRISTMAS IN IRELAND A warm turf fire on a cold night, a rousing sing-along by the hearth, favorite Christmas songs and hymns, laughter as everyone gathers for a sampling of Irish wit and wisdom and the joyfulness of youthful dancing in celebration of the holidays. This show will have you singing, clapping and laughing from beginning to end, celebrating the Christmas season. 1 p.m. Tickets are $25, with discounts available through the box office for Claremont Colleges faculty/staff. Pomona Colleges Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont. To purchase tickets, visit: www.pomona.edu/admin istration/bridges-auditorium/. Contact: kathleen.etter@pomona.edu or (909) 607-1139.

December Monday

WALKING MEDITATION Qigong Energy from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Four sessions per month. Visit www.rsabg.org for admission details. (909) 6258767, ext. 224.

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CHRISTMAS DAY Happy holidays from the Claremont COURIER. The office will be closed Monday, December 23 and reopen Monday, December 30. Contact editor@claremont-courier.com over the holidays.

December Tuesday

December Thursday

HOLIDAY MUSIC Amy Rowe performs holiday piano music from 6 to 8 p.m. and DJ Catlike will provide more holiday music at 9:30 p.m. The Press Restaurant, 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont. Call (909) 625-4808 or visit www.thepressrestaurant.com.

HOLIDAY SHOW Twas the Night After Christmas featuring The Lounge Trio. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Hip Kitty Jazz and Fondue, 502 W. First St., Claremont. (909) 447-6700.

Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont. SPARKLING WINE TASTING Vom Fass Claremont Hot Tip presents a Magnifico Sparkling Wine tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. showcasing grapefruit, ginger peach and lavender honey sparkling wine. Buy a bottle and get one of their glasses. Free admission. 101 N Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. For more information, visit www.clare mont.vomfassusa.com or call (909) 399-0256.

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FOOD TRUCK Chiliphilosophy Truck is stopping by Claremont Craft

FOOD TENT Pine Haven Caf is setting up at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.

COURIER Swag
Purchase COURIER mugs, hoodies and prints from The Colony at Loft 204 upstairs in the Claremont Packing House. 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont

Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: Thursday at 5 p.m., one week before publication. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Email: calendar@claremont-courier.com. Phone: 621-4761. Fax: 621-4072. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, 91711. There is NO guarantee that items submitted will be published.

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Buddhamouse Emporium
134 Yale Ave., Claremont (909) 626-332 www.buddhamouse.com

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Sonja Stump Photography


135 W. First St., Claremont (909) 626-1147 www.sonjastumpphotography.com

House of Ruth Lewis Family Playhouse Victoria Gardens Cultural Center P.O. Box 459, Claremont
12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga Admin. (909) 477-2775 Box Office (909) 477-2752 www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com (909) 623-4364 www.houseofruth.org

Claremont Optometry
Ann M. Johannsen, O.D. Brad A. Baggarly, O.D. (909) 625-7861 www.claremontoptometry.com

Bikram Yoga Claremont


150 W. San Jose Ave., Claremont (909) 447-5757 www.bikramyogaclaremont.com

Claremont COURIER
1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Ste. 205 B, Claremont (909) 621-4761 www.claremont-courier.com

Stamp Your Heart Out


141 Harvard Ave., Claremont (909) 621-4363 www.stampyourheart.com

Ray May Plumbing


4861 Arrow Hwy. #324, Montclair (909) 624-4509 www.raymayplumbing.com

Tattle Tails Childrens Boutique


309 Yale Ave., Claremont (909) 621-4193 www.ttkidsclothes.com

Our Lady of the Assumption Church


435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont (909) 626-3596 www.olaclaremont.org

21 Choices
460 W. First St., Claremont Village (909) 398-0021 817 Foothill Blvd., Claremont (909) 621-7175 www.21choices.com

First City Credit Union


150 W. First St. #180, Claremont 1-800-944-2200 www.firstcitycu.org

Hillcrest Retirement Community


2705 Mountain View Dr., La Verne (909) 392-4375 www.livingathillcrest.org

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center


1798 N. Garey Ave., Pomona (909) 865-9500 www.pvhmc.org

The Colony at Loft 204 Gallery & Store


532 W. First St. #204, Claremont www.loft204.com

Western Christian School


3105 Padua Ave., Claremont (909) 624-8291 www.westernchristian.org

The Claremont Forum


586 W. First St., Claremont (909) 626-3066 www.claremontforum.org

Michelles Dog Grooming


985 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont (909) 398-1778 www.michellesdoggrooming.com

Connie & Dicks Service Center


150 Olive St., Claremont (909) 626-5653 www.connieanddicks.com

Elizabeths Art Studio


226 W. Foothill Blvd. Ste. J, (909) 621-1630 www.elizabethartstudio.com

Claremont Village Treasures


141 N. Yale Ave., Claremont (909) 624-0407 www.claremontvillagetreasures.com

Pilgrim Place
660 Avery Rd., Claremont (909) 399-5500 www.pilgrimplace.org

Pita Pit Claremont


1 Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont (909) 624-3900 www.pitapitusa.com

Claremont Print & Copy


108 Olive St., Claremont (909) 624-4615 www.claremontprint.com

Claremont Chamber of Commerce


205 Yale Ave., Claremont (909) 624-1681 www.claremontchamber.org

Claremont Manor
650 Harrison Ave., Claremont (909) 626-1227 www.claremontmanor.org

Novell Custom Heating & Air


Claremont/Upland (909) 398-1208 www.novellcustom.com

Au-da-cious Salon
601 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont (909) 626-7307 audacioussalon.com

The Bath Workshop


175 Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont (909) 625-3417 www.thebathworkshop.com

Aromatique Skin & Body Care


319-A W. First St., Claremont (909) 626-7422 www.aromatiqueskincare.com

Kendall & Gkikas LLP


143 Harvard Ave., Claremont (2nd Floor) (909) 482-1422 www.parents4children.com

Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation


255 E. Bonita Ave., Pomona (at Garey) (909) 596-7733 www.casacolina.org

Pilgrim Congregational Church


600 N. Garey Ave., Pomona (909) 622-1373 www.pilgrimchurchpomona.com

Speckled Hens
206 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont (909) 621-1752 www.ShopSpeckledHens.com

Suzanne H. Christian, CFP


419 Yale Ave., Claremont (909) 625-1052 www.suzannechristian.com

Corner Butcher Shop


2359 Foothill Blvd., La Verne (909) 596-6345 www.cornerbuthcershop.com

Steves Air Condition & Heating Service


665 N. Central Ave., Upland (909) 985-5254 www.steveair.com

Shoes That Fit


1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Ste. 204A, Claremont (909) 482-0050 www.shoesthatfit.org

Optometric Vision Center of Claremont


1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Ste. 209-B, Claremont (909) 621-0057
www.visionsource-visioncenterofclaremont.com

Hair of the Dog


1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Ste. 107A, Claremont (909) 626-5066 www.hairofthedogclaremont.com

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden


1500 N. College Ave., Claremont (909) 625-8767 www.rsabg.org

The Paint Bucket


1051 W. Holt Blvd., Ontario (909) 983-2664 1215 E. Foothill Blvd., Upland (909) 982-8212

D P Door Company
382 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont (909) 625-6000 www.dpdoor.com

Claremont Community Foundation


205 Yale Ave., Claremont (909) 398-1060 ccf-info@claremontfoundation.org

D. Proffitt, E.A.
254 Wiley Ct., Claremont (909) 445-1379 www.dproffittea.com

Hendricks Pharmacy
137 Harvard Ave., Claremont (909) 624-1611 www.hendrickspharmacy.com

O F Wolfinbarger Inc.
5675 Francis Ave., Chino (909) 627-7481 www.ofwolfinbargerinc.com

Visiting Nurses Association


150 W. First St. Ste. 270, Claremont (909) 624-3574 www.vnasocal.org

College Escrow
1276 Yale Ave., Claremont (909) 621-7855 www.collegeescrow.net

Klaus & Sons Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning


1915 W. Arrow Route, Upland (909) 982-5698 www.klausandsons.com

Foothill Country Day School


1035 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont (909) 626-5681 www.foothillcds.org

Mt. San Antonio Gardens


900 E. Harrison Ave., Pomona (909) 624-5061 www.msagardens.org

Ed Martinez - State Farm


440 W. Base Line Rd., Claremont (909) 962-6242 www.ericmartinezinsurance.com

Gould Asset Management


341 W. First St. Ste. 200, Claremont (909) 445-1291 www.gouldasset.com

Heirloom
175 N. Indian Hill Blvd. B101A, Claremont www.heirloomclaremont.com

The Diamond Center


147 Yale Ave., Claremont (909) 399-9133 www.lantzdiamondcenter.com

Shamrock Cleaning & Restoration


(909) 260-3680 www.shamrockrestore.com

Graber Olive House


315 E. Fourth St., Ontario (909) 983-1761 www.graberolives.com

Saint Marks Marks Episcopal Church, School & Preschool


330 E.16th St., Upland (909) 920-5565 www.stmarks-upland.org www.greatschools.org

Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater


455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont (909) 626-3296 www.candlelightpavilion.com

Broadview Mortgage Corporation


1164 N. Monte Vista Ave. #4, Upland (909) 920-5260 www.HLCTeam.com

Barbara Cheatleys
215 Yale Ave., Claremont (909) 621-4161

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CASA DE SALSA: 415 W. Foothill Blvd. This is a restaurant that offers weekly live entertainment. 445-1200. Thursdays: Michael Ryan and Friends. 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: Romantic guitarist Vicente Victoria. 5 p.m. Sundays: Mariachi San Pedro. Brunch. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EUREKA CLAREMONT: 580 W. First St., Claremont. Open from 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday; closes at 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Hoppy Hour daily from 2 to 6 p.m. 4458875. Mondays: Local Mondays featuring $3 Dale Bros. Brewery pints. Tuesdays: 50 percent off all wines by the glass.

Wednesdays: Steal-the-Glass craft beer of the week. Meet the brewer first Wednesday of every month. Thursday, December 26: All Titos Vodka drinks $2 off and Eureka Thursday Night Music featuring Craic Haus (Irish pub/folk/punk). FLAPPERS COMEDY: 540 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. 18+. Show times: Friday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Friday, December 20: Preferred Parking Comedy Tour featuring Samuel J. Comroe. What if Stand Up Comedy and Tourette Syndrome met face to face? Meet Samuel Comroe, a young brave comedian who shares his trials and tribulations about living with Tourette Syndrome and turns them into an unforgettable Stand-up comedy set. Funny, energetic and vibrant. Comroe has been featured on

Conan on TBS, Comic View and Real Husbands of Hollywood. Saturday, December 21: Comedy Traffic School. 8:30 a.m. Preferred Parking Comedy Tour featuring Samuel J. Comroe. Sunday, December 22: Two Milk Minimum, 4:30 p.m. Preferred Parking Comedy Tour featuring Samuel J. Comroe, 7 p.m. Silly Sundays Open Mic/Auditions, 9:00 p.m. Thursday, December 26: First Timer Funnies Pro Am with Fred Stoller. 8 p.m. Mr. Stoller has been featured on Seinfeld, Everybody Loves Raymond, Madagascar, Drew Carey Show and King of Queens. Friday, December 27: Tom Clark from The Late Late Show. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday, December 28: Comedy Traffic School,
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8:30 a.m. Tom Clare from the Late Late Show, 7 and 9:30 p.m. FOX THEATER POMONA: 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona. www.fox pomona.com. Saturday, December 21: The Cult Electric 13 World Tour. HIP KITTY JAZZ & FONDUE: 502 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. Tuesday through Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Live jazz every night. Admission: Two-drink minimum. Info: 447-6700 or www.hip kittyjazz.com. Friday, December 20: The Lindy Sisters Xmas Show (jazz/blues) 8 p.m. $5 cover charge. Saturday, December 21: Santa Baby Live Xmas Show (jazz/blues) 8 p.m. Sunday, December 22: The Jonathan Rowden Group Xmas Show (jazz/blues). 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 25: Open Jam Night with Carl Bunch & Friends (open jam). 8 p.m. Thursday, December 26: The Lounge Trio (jazz/blues). 7 p.m. Friday, December 27: Little Faith (jazz/blues). 8 p.m. $5 cover charge. Saturday, December 28: Switchblade 3 (jazz/blues) 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.

Image courtesy of Diamonds & Rust Diamonds & Rust consists of Christopher Webb, vocals and guitar and Taylor Harb, cello, vocals and keyboard. The duo will perform at The Press Restaurant on Friday, December 20.

THE PRESS RESTAURANT: 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont Village. Thursday through Saturday until 2 a.m. Live DJ every Thursday at 11 p.m. 21 and over after 9 p.m. Standing room only after 9:30 p.m. No cover. 625-4808.

Friday, December 20: Diamonds & Rust (cello/guitar duo)/ Bur Gur (laptop electro). 10 p.m. Saturday, December 21: The Woolly Bandits (prowling cat garage rock). 10 p.m. Sunday, December 22: Piano Sunday featuring Amy Rowe at 6 p.m., followed by Cinema Sundays featuring Emmet Otters Jugband Christmas at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 24: Holiday Piano with Amy Rowe. 6:00 p.m., followed by X-mas Eve with DJ Catlike. 9:30 p.m. Thursday, December 26: Boxing Day Ambient Assault. 8:30 p.m., followed by KSPC DJ diA at 11 p.m. Friday, December 27: Rizorchestra (virtuoso blues guitar). 10 p.m. Saturday, December 28: Former Friends of Young Americans (eclectic/spacious indie). 10 p.m. PIANO PIANO: 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Live dueling piano show times: Wednesday and Thursday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 21 and over. $5 cover charge on Fridays and Saturdays after 8 p.m. (no cover charge with student ID). 547-4266. Tuesdays: Taco Tuesday with $1

tacos, $2 Coronas and $3 margaritas. Rock the mic or jam with the band. Wednesdays: Rockstar Karaoke. Rock the mic or jam with the band. $2 Bud Lights and $4 Vodka Rockstars. 9 p.m. WALTERS RESTAURANT: 310 Yale Ave., Claremont. VIP and fire pit lounge open from 7 to 10 p.m. Happy hour specials are only valid in the bar and lounge areas. 767-2255. Margarita Mondays: $2 house margaritas, $3 house wine, $3 delirium tremens and $3 bolawnies. Tequila Tuesdays: $2 house tequila, $3 house wine, $3 Coronas and $3 nachos. Whiskey Wednesdays: $2 house scotch or bourbon, $3 house wine, $3 Stella and $3 bruschetta. Thirsty Thursdays: Half-off all drinks and appetizers all evening. Finest Fridays: $2 house vodka, $3 Pomona Queen, Green Flash and Hanger 24. Plus $3 house wine, $4 nachos and $6 classic burger and fries all evening. Kimera performs Gypsy Kings-style music. Saturdays and Sundays: $3 Bloody Marys, mimosas and Afghan fries from opening to closing. Live jazz music is performed on weekends.

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AMOCA MUSEUM: 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. 865-3146. Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. www.amoca.org. (909) 865-3146. Through December 29: Icheon: Reviving the Korean Ceramics Tradition, an exhibition organized by Icheon, South Korea. Icheon has a history of ceramic culture that began over 5000 years ago and has a reputation for its internationally-renowned ceramics cultural events. Now, Icheon has reached out to an American institution for the very first time. In the premiere exhibition of its kind in the United States, Icheon will present more than 230 objects never before seen on American soil that exemplify the revival of the ceramics tradition in Korea, from antique techniques to contemporary innovations. BUDDHAMOUSE EMPORIUM: 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. www.buddhamouse.com. (909) 626-3322. Through December 31: PermaDirty Takes Over Buddhamouse! The PermaDirty Collective continues their mission to take over every art related site in the Inland Empire. These core collective artists will exhibit small work that exemplifies their individual aesthetic visions. From the delicate needlework of Monique Villanueva to the throwback attack of color and texture in the paintings of Efrain Torres, PermaDirty Collective offers artistic quality, variety and depth. Curated by Cynde Miller. BUNNY GUNNER GALLERY: 254 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Satur-

Image courtesy Fariad The Claremont Depot by Fariad can be seen on display in the exhibit Fariad: Urban Landscapes at The Colony at Loft 204 located at 532 W. First St. #204 upstairs in the Claremont Packing House through the end of December. Limited edition prints of his painting are also available for purchase.

day, noon to 6 p.m. (909) 624-7238. Through December 31: Tanks & Bombs featuring Patrick Merrill and Juan Thorp. CLAREMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ART GALLERY: 205 Yale Ave., Claremont Chamber of Commerce. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 398-1060. Through December 31: Original oil paintings by Linda Brown. CLAREMONT FORUM GALLERY: 586 W. First St. in the Packing House. Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. (909) 626-3066. Through December 31: For Such a
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Time as This featuring Carrie Todd, a local mixed-media artist. CLAREMONT MUSEUM OF ART: www.claremontmuseum.org. Through March 30: Betty Davenport Ford: Capturing the Animal Spirit, an exhibit of sculpture presented by the Claremont Museum of Art, is on view in the gallery of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden through March 2014. One of Claremonts most prolific sculptors, Ms. Ford is well known for her unique style and honest craftsmanship. Working in clay and bronze for over 60 years, she simplifies form to abstract the natural essence of the wild creatures she depicts. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic GarAcross

den, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. The exhibit is open Friday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Garden admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children and free for CMA and RSABG members. THE COLONY AT LOFT 204: 532 W. First St., #204, Claremont Packing House. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Extended hours on the first Friday of the month for Claremont Art Walk until 9 p.m., with live music at 8 p.m. Visit www.loft204.com. Email info@loft204.com for information about purchasing monthly wall space for artwork display or to inquire about event rental of gallery space. Call Vicki at (626) 224-7915 or (626) 9634238 for one-on-one art instruction for junior high and high school age students. Tuesdays: Yoga class for all levels. Instructor Jasmin Iskandar has more than 400 hours of teacher training in Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga. She was first trained in the Krishnamacharya lineage by Shiva Rea at Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice Beach. Later, Ms. Iskandar traveled to India to study the Sri Sivananda Saraswati lineage of Hatha yoga. Her classes offer the dynamism of Vinyasa with the science of Hatha. Visit www.levitatela.com to learn more about Ms. Iskandar. 7 to 8 p.m. $10. Through December 31: Noted artist Fariad presents Urban Landscapes featuring his painting The Claremont Depot in celebration of Claremont history. FIRST STREET GALLERY ART CENTER: 250 W. First St., Suite 120, Claremont. Monday through FriGALLERIES continues on the next page Down
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day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (909) 626-5455. Through February 14: Joe Zaldivar: Glimpse of a Street View and holiday show. By using his tablet, Mr. Zaldivar uses Google Maps Street View to access street level vantage points around the world, which he uses as source material for his paintings/drawings. This show will include Street View renditions of the intersection of Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles and the original Starbucks location in Seattle, a piece in which he incorporated coffee as a painting medium. Also on display is the annual holiday show. This First Street Gallery tradition will include at least one piece from every one of their 52 artists. Works purchased from the show will be available to take home immediately, just in time for the holidays. GALERIA DE PROLAS: 532 W. First St. #211, Claremont Packing House. Open by appointment. Mondays: Mindful Beauty Meditation Gathering. Connect, listen, share, create, be, meditate and love. Meditation sessions every Monday evening from 8 to 9:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Space is limited to 10 people per session. Contact Nichoel Ann at nichoel.ann@gmail.com or visit www.face book.com/mindful.beauty. Tuesdays: Tribe Tuesday, an open studio session for artists to share the space and work on their pieces. Open to artists of all levels from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Space is limited to 10 people per session. Call (909) 236-1562 or visit www.facebook.com/galeriadeperolas. GALLERIA BERETICH: The home and studio of Barbara Beretich, 1034 Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 624-0548. www.galleriaberetich.com. Ongoing: Visitors welcome, appointments appreciated. Featuring California art, paintings and sculptures from local and national artists since 1976. GINGER ELLIOTT EXHIBITION CENTER: 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont in the Garner House at Memorial Park. Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or by appointment. Claremont Heritage, (909) 621-0848. Through December 24: Cisneros Art - Three Generations represents one of Claremonts most prolific art families. Parents Helene and Natividad Cisneros, who met at Pomona College over 60 years ago, have produced little seen paintings and drawings that will be featured in the show. Three of their children are represented in the show: Alba Cisneros, who is a master mosaic artist who worked with Millard Sheets; Barry Cisneros, who majored in studio arts at Pitzer College and has produced an array of paintings and drawings; and their brother Tony, who works in ceramics having been mentored by some of Claremonts finest ceramics artists. The siblings younger nephew Andy Cisneros will show multi-media work created from sketches he has produced over the last year. MARTINEZ GALLERY: 504 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. www.martinezgallery.weebly.com. (909) 527-9177. January: Landscape and portrait art classes offered by Richard and Marciano Martinez focusing on watercolor, oil and acrylic. They will be painting at the gallery as well as plein air painting trips to the mountains, beach and deserts. For info on classes and prices, call (909) 527-9177. February: The featured artist will be Marciano Martinez focusing on an early retrospective along with some newer work. MALOOF FOUNDATION FOR ARTS & CRAFTS: 5131 Carnelian St., Alta Loma. 980-0412, info@malooffoundation.org or www.malooffound ation.org. Tours: Docent-led tours are offered on Thursdays and Saturdays at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and feature Sam Maloofs handmade home, furniture and the extensive Maloof collection of arts and crafts. Due to limited capacity, advance reservations are strongly recommended for all tours. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. The Discovery Garden is open to visitors on Thursdays and Saturdays between noon and 4 p.m.

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at no charge. Check in at the Foundation Bookstore. The garden features drought-tolerant plants native to California and other parts of the world. PEGGY PHELPS GALLERY & EAST GALLERY: Claremont Graduate University, 251 E. Tenth St., Claremont. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (909) 621-8071. Through December 20: Blind Threesome featuring Andre Goeritz, Liz Nurenberg and Ian Trout and Plus Ones featuring Andre Goeritz + Kim Alexander, Liz Nurenber + Gala Porras-Kim and Ian Trout + Stephen Aldahl. PETTERSON MUSEUM OF INTERCULTURAL ART: 730 Plymouth Rd., Pilgrim Place. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Contains collections of international fine art, folk art and material culture from 10,000 BCE to the present, contributed by Pilgrim Place residents and community friends, covering every continent. (909) 399-5544. Through January 6: Away in a Manger featuring 127 nativity sets from the museums collections and lent by Pilgrim Place residents. Consisting of many different media such as prints, ceramics, wood, metal and various unusual organic materials from around the world, they will illustrate how the Christmas story is visualized in different countries and cultures. Through January 31: Cutting Edge Technology, mini-exhibit featuring swords, knives, daggers, axes, spears and many different kinds of international cutting tools and weaponsboth ancient and modern. POMONA COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART: 333 N. College Ave., Claremont. Open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Art After Hours on Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Open through December 5; closed Thanksgiving day. For more information, visit www.pomona.edu/museum. Contact Pomona College Museum of Art by email at museuminfo@pomona.edu or call (909) 621-8283. Through December 22: David Michalek: Figure Studies. Mr. Michaleks work applies the technology of high-speed HD video to the recording of human movement. Through December 22: John Divola: As Far As I Could Get. This exhibition is a collaborative project led by Santa Barbara Museum of Art and shown simultaneously at SBMA, LACMA and the Pomona College Museum of Art. Through December 22: Resonant Minds: Abstraction and Perception. The exhibition includes a range of abstract art, from pivotal works of early European

Modernism to key examples of Minimalism in the United States. Through December 22: Project Series: Krysten Cunningham: Ret, Scutch, Heckle. The 47th installment of the Pomona College Museum of Arts Project Series will present sculpture and drawings by Los Angeles-based artist Krysten Cunningham. SQUARE i GALLERY: 110 Harvard Ave., Claremont. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or by appointment. Square i is an annex of the Artist Trait Gallery. Exhibits rotate approximately every six weeks. Call (909) 621-9091 or email info@squareigallery.com. Saturday, December 21: Christmas open house from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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BRIDGES AUDITORIUM: 450 N. College Way, Pomona College. Box-office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 607-1139. Tickets may be purchased online; you can easily choose seats at www.pomona.edu/bridges. Sunday, December 22: Christmas in Ireland, one special performance this holiday season. $25. Discounts available for children, seniors and military. 2 p.m. Sunday, January 19: New Shanghai Circus. Fearless performers with boundless energy bring you more than 2000 years of Chinese circus traditions. $25. Discounts available for children, seniors and military. 2 p.m. BRIDGES HALL OF MUSIC: Pomona College, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. 607-2671. Sunday, December 22: The annual Messiah Singalong, George Frideric Handel. Claremont Symphony Orchestra. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday, January 25: Claremont Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition winners Gaeun Moon (violin) and ShihZan Yao (cello) present a Concert for Young People at 10:30 a.m. CANDLELIGHT PAVILION: 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening shows: dinner at 6 p.m., performance at 8:15 p.m.; Sunday evening shows: dinner at 5 p.m., performance at 7:15 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees: lunch at 11 a.m., performance at 12:45 p.m. 626-1254, ext.1 or www.candlelightpavilion.com. Through December 28: Because its Christmas.

The COURIER is delighted to present another Claremont Kids section. This time around, we have several fun holiday activities, some interesting News Bites, plus a story written by cub reporter Noah Witt. Noah, a 10-year-old Claremonter who is homeschooled, shared his experience of crafting a homemade Peanuts-themed nativity scene to decorate his yard. Good grief, hes talented! Our favorite part of Claremont Kids is that it showcases work by kid reporters and photographers. We have been hearing lately from lots of our youngest readers who are interested in putting their creative stamp on a COURIER feature, and wed love to hear from more. Were also looking for your jokes, drawings, recipes and other ideas. For instance, you might want to send us a photograph of your favorite pet with a caption describing why he or she is so special. Please include your name, age and school. As with anything you do online, make sure its okay with your parents first. Send your submissions to me, Sarah Torribio, at storribio@claremont-courier.com with the phrase Claremont Kids in the subject line. Or email me to let me know youd like to write a story or snap some photos. Our kids pages appear on the third Friday of each month. Look for us next month on Friday, January 17. See you then!
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shelf for holiday fun.
Claremont realtor Sharon Fagundes rescued 2-year-old Sophie when she was just a puppy. Sophie is a playful and friendly Shih Tzu who doesnt bark unless needed. Her hobbies include walking in the Village, playing with her toys, doing her sitting trick for a treat and helping other rescue dogs. Sophie has a special message for the holiday season: My mom and I are collecting useful things for animal rescue shelters in our area. We invite you and your family to drop off a new toy, unopened food or treats or a blanket or towel (new or used) at Coldwell Banker (250 W. 1st St. S-100 in Claremont) or Unleashed Pet Store (905 W. Foothill Blvd. in Claremont). Or call (909) 256-4834 to arrange for pickup.
Do you know an animal that needs a round of a-paws? Send a photo of your pet to storribio@claremont-courier.com along with five sentences about why he or she is special, and your favorite critter might just make the pages of the newspaper.

t can be tough to come up with money for Christmas presents, particularly when youre a kid. Luckily, there is truth to the saying, The best things in life are free.
One great gift-giving idea is to make coupons promising that you will do nice things for your loved ones. Maybe you can fill out a certificate letting mom or dad know you will do the kind of chores that make them smile, such as doing the dishes for several nights, walking your dog for a week or undertaking a really good room-cleaning. You could also vow to give your parents a break,

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Noah Witts home-made Peanuts nativity scene in Claremont.

Knock, knock.
Photos courtesy of Tony Witt Ten-year-old Noah Witt works on his nativity project at his home in Claremont.

Who's there? Chris! Chris who? Christmas!

Claremont kid crafts special nativity, Peanuts-style


year ago, I decided to make a Peanuts-themed nativity for my front yard. I have been reading the comics since I can remember. I chose Peanuts because I like drawing, and I know how to draw almost all the characters. I also thought it would be more exciting and fun than making a regular nativity. My dad and I really like doing woodworking projects together.
I made Woodstock to be Jesus. Charlie Brown is shown as Joseph, Linus as a shepherd, Lucy as Mary and Snoopy as a sheep. We also made a manger and a stable. This year, I decided to add the Three Wise Men to the scene: Franklin, Schroeder and Pig Pen. I outlined all the characters freehand, cut them out with a jigsaw (with a little help from my dad), sanded them smooth and

Q. Why is Santa so good at karate? Q. Why was Santas little helper depressed? Q: What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus? Q: Whats red, white and blue at Christmas time? Q: What do you call Frosty the Snowman in May?
A. A sad candy cane.

Noah Witt

[This article was written by local 10-year-old Noah Witt, who each year enjoys getting into the holiday spirit with his family.]

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A. Because he had low elf-esteem.

A. Because he has a black belt.

A. Nothing, it was on the house!


A. Claus-trophobic.
A. A puddle.

painted them from memory. The characters were all created out of scrap wood we got through Freecycle, and the stable was made from old fence boards. Making them was a lot of fun. As I set it up, I thought about how much God has blessed this country, where we get to celebrate Christmas freely. Another tradition that my family and I like doing is going to see all the living nativities and Jerusalem marketplaces in the area. We all love seeing all the real camels, donkeys and sheep and getting to feel what it was like in that time period. As this year comes to an end, I wish you a joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Q. How much did Santa pay for his sleigh?

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Deer Santa Along with pulling Santas sleigh, reindeer are best known for their impressive antlers. Did you know, however, that they arent permanent? Reindeer, both male and female, grow a new pair of antlers each summer. The antlers are covered with a soft skin called velvet, which the reindeer rub off around October by scraping against trees and anything else available. In late November to mid-December, male reindeer begin to shed their antlers. Its a painless process, almost like losing a tooth. Female reindeer usually keep their antlers until after they give birth in the spring. A reindeers antlers can be used to defend its territory or its young, or to establish dominance. Mostly, however, hungry reindeer use their antlers to push snow aside so they can get to the grass they crave. Let there be light Christmas lights are beautiful to look at and a great way to spread holiday cheer. For some people, they are also a source of friendly but fierce competition. In 2011, David Richards and his family of Canberra, Australia set the Guinness world record for the most Christmas lights on a single residence with 331,038 lights. They were beat out the following year to the tune of 15,000 lights by a New York family. This year, the Richards family has reclaimed their title with 502,165 lights. Mr. Richards began hanging lights back in October to pull off the dazzling display. While the lights last, a local power company has agreed to pay the festive familys $2,300-per-month electric bill. A few neighbors have complained about Mr. Richards love of lights. But his enthusiasm is probably appreciated by his three kids, Aidan, 13, Caitlin, 10, and Madelyn, 6. Two years ago, the Richardses accepted donations from visitors, raising $78,000 for causes benefiting children. They hope to raise as much or more money this year. Talk about bright ideas! Show in the sky The Northern Lights are colorful displays of lights that appear in the sky near the magnetic poles of the earth. Known as Aurora borealis in the north and Aurora australis in the south, the dancing curtains of lights are most often green and pink, but can also appear in shades of red, yellow, blue and violet. Northern Lights are caused when electrically Flickr photo by Andi Gentsch charged particles from the sun enter the earths atmosphere. Some of the best places to see them include Alaska, northwestern Canada and parts of Norway, Greenland, Iceland and Siberia. Researchers say that auroral activity peaks about every 11 years; 2013 is a big year for this natural phenomenon. Winter is the best time to see Northern Lights, due to the long periods of darkness and the frequency of clear lights. The website for Canadas Northern Lights Centre describes the natural fireworks like this: The lights appear in many forms from patches or scattered clouds of light to streamers, arcs, rippling curtains or shooting rays that light up the sky with an eerie glow. Want to see them for yourself? National Geographic has posted a cool YouTube time lapse video of the Northern Lights in Norway at the following URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izYiDDt6d8s. As with everything you do online, ask your parents first before checking it out.

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ANIMALS
Animal Shelters
Inland Valley Humane Society 623-9777 Upland Animal Shelter 931-4185 H.O.P.E Upland 1800-811-4285 West End Animal Shelter 947-3517

Want To Buy
CASH paid for Diabetic strips! Dont throw boxes away, help others! Unopened/unexpired boxes only. All brands considered! Call anytime, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. 888491-1168. (Cal-SCAN)

EMPLOYMENT
Help Wanted
NOW hiring: Financial Secretary. Full-time with benefits. $50,000 per year. Apply at claremontucc.org/about/ca reers-at-cucc/. DRIVERS: At National Carriers well call you and your pet by name! But you have to hire on first! Call 888-440-2465. Six month OTR. Refresher training program. www.driveNCI.com. (Cal-SCAN)

Antiques
A BARN and house full of antiques, furniture and smalls. Refinishing too! 593-1846. La Verne. Kensoldenoddities.com. AMERICAN and European antiques, furnishings, home and garden decor. New shipment weekly! The Ivy House. 214 W. Foothill Blvd. 621-6628.

BULLETINS
Business
DIRECTV. Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Call now! Triple savings! $636 in savings, free upgrade to Genie and 2013 NFL Sunday ticket free! Start saving today! 1-800291-0350. (Cal-SCAN)

Coyote Sightings
EMACIATED medium size coyote was seen heading south on Harvard Ave. at 8 a.m. on Sunday, December 15.

Health
DO you take Cialis or Viagra? Save $500! Get 40 pills for only $99! Buy the blue pill! Call 888-547-7975, Satisfaction guaranteed. (Cal-SCAN) VIAGRA 100mg and CIALIS 20mg! 50 Pills $99 free shipping! One hundred percent guaranteed. Call now! 1-855320-5503. (Cal-SCAN)

Lost Pet
LOST: Dina, a female Calico cat. Mainly white. No collar, has a chip. Lost near 1495 Andrew Drive on December 12 around 2 p.m. Shannon, 621-3435.

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DEADLINES
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SERVICES
Acoustical
QUALITY Interiors. Acoustical contractor, specializing in acoustic removal, texture, painting, acoustic re-spray and drywall repairs. Lic.602916. 909-624-8177.

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Carpet Service
ED EY The Carpet Guy. Carpet repairs and re-stretching. Claremont resident. Free estimates. 909-621-1867. ANDERSON Carpet Service. Claremont resident serving Claremont since 1985. Powerful truck mounted cleaning units. Expert carpet repairs and stretching. Senior discounts. 24-hour emergency water damage service. Please call 621-1182.

Contractor
KOGEMAN CONSTRUCTION
Room additions. Kitchen/bath remodeling. Custom cabinets. Residential/commercial. 946-8664 Lic.B710309 Visit us on Facebook!

Electrician
Haydens Services Inc.
Since 1978 Bonded * Insured No job too big or small! Old home rewiring specialist. 24-hour emergency service.

Gardening

Handyman

909-982-8910
* Senior Discount * Lic.359145

AC/Heating
DOUG CHAPLINE Heating & Air Conditioning
Since 1979 - Prompt repairs, serious service. Free estimates for complete installations and equipment change outs. Competitive rates. Visa, MC accepted. Lic.C20-383912. Call 626-3933.

Drywall

Fences & Gates


ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Veteran New, repairs. ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!

Eco-friendly landscaping. We will get you a $3000 grant to remove your lawn! Why mow when you can grow? From the creators of The Pomona College Organic Farm. Specializing in native and edible landscapes. 909-398-1235 www.naturalearthla.com Lic.919825 *$1.50 sq. ft. rebate* MANUELS Garden Service. General cleanup. Lawn maintenance, bush trimming, general maintenance, tree trimming and removal. Low prices and free estimates. Please call 909-391-3495 or 909-239-3979. GARDEN Maintenance. Mowing, hand pull weeding, trimming, sprinkler work and cleanups. David, 374-1583.

HANDYMAN Service. "Your small job specialist." Steve Aldridge. Day: 909-455-4917. Evening: 909-625-1795.

Hauling
SAMEDAY-HAULAWAY
Free estimates. Senior discount! WE HAUL IT ALL CHARLIE! 909-382-1210 sameday-haulaway.com

Chimney Sweep
Gash Chimney Sweep
Dust free chimney cleaning. Repairs, chimney covers, spark arrestors, masonry and dampers. BBB. Please call 909-467-9212.

909-599-9530 Cell: 626-428-1691


Lic.323243 THOR McAndrew Construction. Drywall repair and installation. Interior plaster repair. Free estimates. CA Lic.742776. Please call 909816-8467. ThorDrywall.com.

ADVANCED DON DAVIES


Same Day One call does it all! Garage, yard, home, moving!

Fictitious Name
A FICTITIOUS Name Statement (D.B.A.) is required if youre in business. You are required to file and publish a DBA in the local newspaper. You must renew every five (5) years. You must republish if any changes have been made to your business. If your business is in LA COUNTY, The Courier will provide the legal form, file it with the L.A. County Clerk, publish the Statement and provide you with proof of publication. Only $95.00 to publish plus a $26 county fee. Claremont Courier: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd, Suite 205B Claremont. Call Vickie, 621-4761.

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Quality Fireplace & BBQ Chimney sweeping.


Complete fireplace, woodstove installation, service and repair. Spark arrestor supply and installation. Call 920-6600. 392 N. 2nd Ave., Upland.

House Cleaning
Shirley's Cleaning Service 28 years in business. Office/residential No job too small. Free estimates. We do spring cleaning! 909-730-8564 EXPERIENCED cleaning lady will clean offices, homes, apartments. Great worker with references! Free estimates. 909-618-5402. ROSIE'S Spic Span Cleaning Service. Residential, commercial, vacant homes, apartments, offices. Free estimate. Licensed. 909-986-8009. CAROUSEL Quality Cleaning. Family owned for 20

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Electrician
CALL Lou. Flush lights, service changes, repairs, service calls, outdoor lighting and room additions. Lic.258436. Call 909-2417671, 909-949-8230. SPARKS ELECTRIC Local electrician for all your electrician needs! 626-890-8887 or 909-251-2013. Lic.922000

SAME DAY SERVICE Free service call with repair. Only $49.50 diagnostic fee without repair. All repairsAll brands Edison and Gas Company rebates. Great prices. Friendly service. We're local. 909-398-1208 www.novellcustom.com Lic.958830

TOP notch care. Errands, pet and house sitting. Bonded, experienced, reliable. References. Call Colleen 909-489-1862. IM here to help! Housekeeping, shopping, errands. Pet, plant, house sitting. Jenny Jones, 909-626-0027, anytime!

Concrete
ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Veteran, Mt. Sac, Cal Poly Stamped, broom, color finishes. Slate, flagstone, planters, walls and walkways.

STEVES HEATING & Air Conditioning


Serving your area for over 25 years. Repairs all makes/models. Free service call with repair. Free estimate on new units. MC/Visa. 100 percent financing. Senior discounts. Lic.744873 909-985-5254

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Claremont area 30 years! Lic.323243 JDC CONCRETE 909-624-9000 Driveways/walkways, block walls, pavers, bricks, stone veneer, concrete staining, drainage. Lic.894245 C8, C29.

Furniture Restoration
KEN'S Olden Oddities.com. Taking the time to care for Courier readers complete restoration needs since 1965. La Verne. Call 909-593-1846.

Contractor Bathroom Remodeling


A Bath-Brite authorized dealer. Bathtubs and sinks. Showers, tile, countertops. Refinish - Reglaze - Restore Porcelain, ceramic, fiberglass. Quick and affordable. Please call 945-7775. www.bath-brite.com PPS General Contractor. Kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Flooring, windows, electrical and plumbing. Serving Claremont for 25 years. Lic.846995. 951-237-1547. WENGER Construction. 25 years experience. Cabinetry, doors, electrical, drywall, crown molding. Lic.707381. Competitive pricing! 951-640-6616.

MOR ELECTRIC & HANDYMAN SERVICES Free estimates and senior discounts. 909-989-3454 Residential * Industrial * Commercial. We do it all. No job too big or small! 24/7 emergency services. Reasonable and reliable. Lic.400-990 30 years experience.

Garage Doors

DOT Will Do It! A full-service errand business. Dorothy "Dot" Sheehy. www.dotwilldoit.com. 909-621-9115 or 909-782-2885.

Handyman
SMALL repair jobs, fencing, gates, brick block, concrete cutting, breaking and repair. 25 years in Claremont. Paul, 909-753-5360.
SERVICE * REPAIR * INSTALL Doors, Openers, Gates Same Day 24/7 Emergency Service 909-596-3300 accessdoorsco.com

years. Licensed. Bonded. Senior rates. Trained professional services including: baseboards, ovens, windows. Fire/water damage. Hauling. Move in/out. 10 percent discount to Claremont College staff and faculty. Robyn, 621-3929. ROSIES House Cleaning. 12 years experience, references. House, offices, apartments. Senior discount. 24hour service. 909-983-5834. 20 YEARS experience. Free estimates. Excellent references. Tailored to your individual needs. Senior care, day or night. Call Lupe, 909452-1086.

Claremont Handyman Service


Carpentry, repairs, gates, lighting, small painting projects. Odd jobs welcome! Free consultations. 909-921-6334 A-HANDYMAN New and Repairs Inside, outside, small, large, home, garage, yard, ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! 909-599-9530 Cell: 626-428-1691 Lic.323243 30 years experience! Claremont area.

Serving Claremont Since 1995. Residential, Commercial.


Recessed lighting and design, breaker replacement, service panel upgrades, ceiling fans, troubleshooting, landscape lighting, rewires and LED lighting. Free estimates. 24-hours emergency service. References.

Gardening
EXPERIENCE our award winning maintenance! We create a customized maintenance program for your property and lifestyle needs. Sprinkler repairs and low voltage lighting. Call Alan Cantrall, 909-224-3327. Lic.861685 and insured.

Irrigation
SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
INSTALLATIONS EXPERT REPAIRS DRIP SYSTEM SPECIALISTS C.F.PRIVETT, LIC.557151

Carpentry
SEMI-RETIRED rough to finish remodeler. Kitchens, porches, doors, decks, fences, painting. Lots more! Paul, 909-919-3315.

ADVANCED DON DAVIES


Veteran New and repairs.

909-599-9530
Serving Claremont for 30 years! Lic.323243

909-900-8930 909-626-2242 Lic.806149

909-621-5388

SERVICES
Irrigation
Haydens Services Inc.
Since 1978 Bonded * Insured No job too big or small!

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Landscaping

Painting
COLLINS Painting & Construction Company, LLC. Interior, exterior. Residential and commercial. Contractors Lic.384597. 985-8484.

Plumbing
Haydens Services Inc.
Since 1978 Bonded * Insured NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL! 24-hour emergency service.

Sprinklers & Repair


DURUSSEL Sprinklers. Install, repair, automate. Since 1982. Free estimates. Lic.540042. Call 909-982-1604.

Upholstery

24-hour emergency service. 909-982-8910


* Senior discount * Lic.359145

ADVANCED DON DAVIES


Veteran, Mt. Sac, Cal Poly New, repairs. Professional. All sprinkler repairs.

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Eco-friendly landscaping. We will get you a $3000 grant to remove your lawn! Why mow when you can grow? From the creators of The Pomona College Organic Farm. Specializing in native and edible landscapes. 909-398-1235 www.naturalearthla.com Lic.919825 *$1.50 sq. ft. rebate*

STEVE LOPEZ PAINTING


Extensive preparation. Indoor, outdoor, cabinets. Offering odorless green solution. 33-year master. Lic.542552

Tile
PINK UPHOLSTERY 48 years of experience. Up to 30 percent discount on fabric. Free pickup and delivery. Please call 909-597-6613. Regrout, clean, seal, color grout. 909-880-9719, 1-888764-7688. MASTER tile layer. Quick and clean. Stone and granite work. Residential, commercial. Lic.830249. Ray, 731-3511.

909-982-8910
* Senior discount * Lic.359145 RENES Plumbing and AC. All types residential repairs, HVAC, new installation, repairs. Prices to fit the working familys budget. Lic.454443. Insured professional service. 909-593-1175.

Please call 909-989-9786.

Weed Abatement
ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Veteran Weed eating, mowing, tractor fields, manual slopes, hauling.

DANS GARDENING SERVICE


Sprinklers installed, repaired. Clean-up, hauling. Sod, seed, planting, lighting, drainage. Free written estimates. Insured. References. Since 1977. Lic.508671. Please call 909-989-1515.
AFFORDABLE. Traditional or green options. Custom work. No job too big or too small. 20 years of Claremont resident referrals. Free estimates. Lic.721041. 909-922-8042. www.vjpaint.com.

Landscape Lighting
ENJOY your yard after dark! We offer expert design installation and repair of low voltage lighting. Alan Cantrall Landscaping. 909-224-3327. Contractor Lic.861685.

EXCEL PLUMBING
Family owned and operated. 30 plus years experience. Expert plumbing repairs and drain cleaning. Water heaters, faucets, sinks, toilets, disposals, under slab lead detection, sewer video inspection. Licensed, bonded and insured. Lic.673558. 909-945-1995

Tree Care
Dale's Tree Service
Certified arborist. Pruning and removals. Landscaping, corrective and restoration trimming and yard clean up. 909-982-5794 Lic#753381 MGT Professional Tree Care. Providing prompt, dependable service for all your tree care needs. Certified arborist. Matt Gray-Trask. Call 946-7444. TOM Day Tree Service. Fine pruning of all trees since 1974. Free estimate. 909-629-6960. Johnny's Tree Service Tree trimming and demolition. Certified arborist. Lic.270275, insured. Please call: 909-946-1123 951-522-0992

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JOHNNY'S Tree Service. Weed abatement/land clearing. Disking and mowing. Please call 909-946-1123, 951-522-0992. Lic.270275. TIRED of dealing with weed problems on your lot or field? Help control the problem in an environmentally safe manner. To receive loads of quality wood chips. Please call 909-214-6773. Tom Day Tree Service.

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Landscaping
DLS Landscaping and Design. Claremont native specializing in drought tolerant landscaping, drip systems and lighting. Artistic solutions for the future. Over 35 years experience. Call: 909225-8855, 909-982-5965. Lic.585007.

Party Staffing

GREEN SIDE UP LANDSCAPING


Landscape design and construction. New, re-landscaping and repairs. Concrete, block walls, masonry, BBQ, patio covers and fountains. Planting, irrigation, drainage, lighting and ponds.

TAUGHT by Sumi Ohtani at the Claremont Forum in the Packing House. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings, for different levels. Tutoring available. Information: 909-626-3066.

Professional Servers and Bartenders Set-up, serve, clean-up 25 years experience 909-628-2866

Rain Gutters
INLAND Empire Sheet Metal, Rain Gutters, Down Spouts. Clean, repair, installation. Senior discount. 909-600-4874. 760-902-2556.

Patio & Decks


ADVANCED DON DAVIES
New, refurbish and repair. Concrete, masonry, lighting, planters and retaining walls.

Painting
ACE SEVIER PAINTING Interior/Exterior BONDED and INSURED Many references. Claremont resident. 35 years experience. Lic.315050 Please call: 624-5080, 596-4095. D&D Custom Painting. Bonded. Lic.423346. Residential, commercial. Interior or exterior. Free estimates. 909-982-8024.

Window Washing
Always Cleaning Windows Residential-Screen & Tracks Commercial Buildings Free Estimates Licensed & Insured Lic. BL00080998 909-287-6693 NACHOS Window Cleaning. For window washing, call Nacho, 909-816-2435. Free estimates, satisfaction guaranteed. Resident of Claremont.

Roofing
GORDON Perry Roofing. Reroofing, repairs of all types. Free estimates. Quality work. Lic.C39588976. 909-944-3884. DOMINICS Roofing. Residential roofing and repairs. Free estimates. Lic.732789. Call Dominic, 951-212-9384.

909-599-9530 Cell: 626-428-1691


Claremont area 30 years! Lic.323243

Call 909-992-9087 Lic.941734 GREENWOOD LANDSCAPING CO.


Landscaping contractor for complete landscaping, irrigation, drainage, designing and gardening. Lic.520496 909-621-7770 ADVANCED DON DAVIES Mt. Sac, Cal Poly New, refurbish or repair. Design, drainage, concrete, slate, flagstone, lighting, irrigation, decomposed granite. 909-599-9530 Cell: 626-428-1691 Claremont area 30 years! Lic.323243

Personal Driver
PERSONAL driver. I can drive you to the airport, a doctors appointment, or to visit family anywhere within California. 909-205-3247.

Plastering & Stucco


PLASTERING by Thomas. Stucco and drywall repair specialist. Licensed home improvement. Contractor Lic.614648. 984-6161. www.wall-doctor.com.

Sprinklers & Repair


ADVANCED DON DAVIES Veteran Mt. Sac, Cal Poly
New, repairs. Professional. All sprinkler repairs.

BAUER TREE CARE 40 plus years in Claremont. Pruning of your small and medium perennials. 909-624-8238 www.bauertreecare.com

Tutoring
USC graduate. Tutoring K12 English, math, SAT in the convenience of your home. Experienced, references. $20 hourly. cdelabeg@usc.edu. 909-983-5834. CLASSROOM teacher, formerly of Lindamood-Bell, available to tutor all subjects, K-8. Specializing in literacy for those with learning issues. Upland, Claremont, surrounding areas. Gina 510-301-6004.

RESIDENTIAL/Commercial. Quality work at reasonable prices. Free estimates. Lic.541469. 909-622-7994.

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Plumbing
STEVES PLUMBING 24-hour service* Low cost! Free estimates. All plumbing repairs. Complete drain cleaning, leak detection, water heaters. Your local plumber for over 25 years. Senior discounts. Insured, Lic.744873. * 909-985-5254 *

KPW PAINTING
Older couple painting, 40 years experience! Competitive rates. Small repairs. No job too small. References available. We work our own jobs. Carrie or Ron 909-615-4858 Lic.778506

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WASTING WATER? Poor Coverage? Sprinkler repair. Installations and modifications. C.F. Privett 621-5388 Lic.557151

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 242040 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as P.C.H. CONSTRUCTION, 610 Charleston Drive, Claremont, CA 91711. Registrant(s): Jason Christopher Humason, 610 Charleston Drive, Claremont, CA 91711 . This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 10/24/2013. /s/ Jason Christopher Humason Title: Owner This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 11/22/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: November 29, December 6, 13 and 20, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 242155 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PREMIER REAL ESTATE CONSULTING, PREMIER MANAGEMENT GROUP, 310 N. Indian Hill Blvd., #420, Claremont, CA 91711. Registrant(s): Marlena Regina Monroe, 741 W. 1st St., Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 11/04/2004. /s/ Marlena Regina Monroe Title: Owner This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 11/22/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: November 29, December 6, 13 and 20, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 238996 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as COTC SERVICE COMPANY, 332 Westpoint Drive, Claremont, CA 91711. Registrant(s): Aaron Burch, 332 Westpoint Drive, Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 10/22/2013. /s/ Aaron Burch Title: Owner This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 11/19/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: November 29, December 6, 13 and 20, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 232998 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as WFTW, Word For The World, Word For The World Ministries, 2058 N. Mills Avenue, #356, Claremont, CA 91711-2812. Registrant(s): Word For The World Church, Inc., 2201 N. Central Expressway, Suite 225, Richardson, TX 75080-2718. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 09/01/2013. /s/ Nickolas Popoff Title: Vice President This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 11/12/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: November 29, December 6, 13 and 20, 2013

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 233018 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PUFC, Peter Popoff Ministries, 2058 N. Mills Avenue, #356, Claremont, CA 91711-2812. Registrant(s): People United For Christ, Inc., 550 College Commerce Way, Upland, CA 91786-4377. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 09/01/2013. /s/ Nickolas Popoff Title: Vice President This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 11/12/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: November 29, December 6, 13 and 20, 2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEES SALE TS No. CA13-542171-VF Order No.: 130024932-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/20/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): DELLA JOAN SACKS, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 9/29/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2173610 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 12/27/2013 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $492,309.59 The purported property address is: 4120 BOGAN DRIVE, CLAREMONT, CA 91711 Assessors Parcel No.: 8302-032-012 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorders office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-730-2727 for information regarding the trustees sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-13-542171-VF . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of

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CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by California Civil Code 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 01/06/2014 TIME OF SALE: 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 958 MARYMOUNT LN, CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA 91711 APN#: 8669-016-030 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $932,597.96. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-730-2727 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20120015004378. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES and POSTING 2 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 11/27/2013 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 6617800 A-4430612 12/06/2013, 12/13/2013, 12/20/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 225079 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ARTIST TRAIT, SQUARE I GALLERY, WAW ALLAP, MUSEUM STORES ONLINE, MUSEUM ARTIFACT, 110 Harvard, Claremont, CA 91711. Registrant(s): ETANA INC, 5050 Arrow Hwy, Montclair, CA 91763. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 10/09/08. /s/ Walter Ebrahimzadeh Title: CEO This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/04/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013

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monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagees Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders rights against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 6457711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-13-542171-VF IDSPub #0058875 12/6/2013 12/13/2013 12/20/2013 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF LARRY LEE TEAL CASE NO. BP146979 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of LARRY LEE TEAL A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by ALISHA ANN TEAL in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that ALISHA ANN TEAL be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING ON THE PETITION WILL BE HELD IN THIS COURT AS FOLLOWS: Date: December 24, 2013 at Time: 8:30 A.M. in Dept. 5 located at: Superior Court Of California, County Of Los Angeles, 111 North Hill Street Los Angeles, CA Central IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a CONTINGENT CREDITOR OF THE DECEDENT, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE THE FILE KEPT BY THE COURT. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Sal Briguglio SBN: 93562 Law Office Of Sal Briguglio 9333 Baseline Road, Suite 230 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 909-980-1100 Publish: December 6, 13 and 20, 2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20120015004378 Title Order No.: 120404841 FHA/VA/PMI No.: ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY APPLIES ONLY TO COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR, NOT TO THIS RECORDED ORIGINAL NOTICE. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/15/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEx West, L.L.C., as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/27/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2868060 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: ARUNA D SHARMA, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013247236 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CINEGATE MEDIA, 449 Marygrove Road, Claremont, CA 91711. Registrant(s): Robert Anthony Perez, 449 Marygrove Road, Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Robert Anthony Perez Title: Owner This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/03/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF DEBORAH ANN SIMS CASE NO. BP147683 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of DEBORAH ANN SIMS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by LAURA SIMS in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that LAURA SIMS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING ON THE PETITION WILL BE HELD IN THIS COURT AS FOLLOWS: Date: January 22, 2014 at Time: 8:30 A.M. in Dept. 9 located at: Superior Court Of California, County Of Los Angeles, 110 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 Central District IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a CONTINGENT CREDITOR OF THE DECEDENT, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE THE FILE KEPT BY THE COURT. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Jerry T. Morgan SBN: 109666 500 N. State College Blvd., Suite 110 Orange, CA 92868 714-919-4250 Publish: December 20, 27, 2013 and January 3, 2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013 254869 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PATS ALTERATIONS, 455 W. Foothill Blvd., #102, Claremont, CA 91711. Registrant(s): Elvia Zavala, 8571 Kempster Ave., Fonatna, CA 92335. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 10/31/2013. /s/ Elvia Zavala This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/12/13. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: December 20, 27, 2013, January 3 and 10, 2014

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Celebrating Christmas with my long overdue return to Claremont/Upland. Enjoying being near family and friends, very excited to reconnect with real estate associates and my wonderful past client/friends! Best wishes for a wonderful holiday. See you in 2014! Sharon Fagundes, Coldwell Banker Real Estate
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T.S. No. 13-24504 APN: 8671-050-041 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/7/2011. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: WILLIAM FORESTER, AN UNMARRIED MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Law Offices of Les Zieve Deed of Trust recorded 6/14/2011 as Instrument No. 20110805997 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:12/31/2013 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $255,123.13 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 412 MIDDLEBURY CT CLAREMONT, CA 91711 Described as follows: See attached Legal Description as Exhibit "A" A.P.N #.: 8671-050-041 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common

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designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 848-9272 or visit this Internet Web site www.elitepostandpub.com, using the file number assigned to this case 13-24504. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Dated: 12/4/2013 Law Offices of Les Zieve, as Trustee 30 Corporate Park, Suite 450 Irvine, CA 92606 For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (714) 848-7920 For Sale Information: (714) 848-9272 www.elitepostandpub.com _________________________________ Christine O'Brien, Trustee Sale Officer THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. EPP 9082 12/6, 12/13, 12/20/2013. ORDER NO: 8334796 REFERENCE NO: 1324504 TITLE OFFICER: MARIE CRUZ PRODUCT TYPE: LTSG54B EXHIBIT "A" THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS GUARANTEE IS SITUATED IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, CITY OF CLAREMONT, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: PARCEL 1: LOT 41 OF TRACT 52260, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 1226 PAGES 16 TO 21 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPTING THEREFROM, ALL OIL, OIL RIGHTS, MINERALS, MINERAL RIGHTS, NATURAL GAS RIGHTS, AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS BY WHATSOEVER NAME KNOWN, GEOTHERMAL STEAM AND ALL PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM ANY OF THE FOREGOING, THAT MAY BE WITHIN OR UNDER THE LOT, TOGETHER WITH THE PERPETUAL RIGHT OF DRILLING, MINING, EXPLORING AND OPERATING THEREFOR, AND STORING IN AND REMOVING THE SAME FROM THE LOT OR ANY OTHER LAND, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO WHIPSTOCK OR DIRECTIONALLY DRILL AND MINE FROM LANDS OTHER THAN THOSE HEREIN ABOVE DESCRIBED, OIL OR GAS WELLS TUNNELS AND SHAFTS INTO, THROUGH OR ACROSS THE SUBSURFACE OF THE LAND HEREINABOVE DESCRIBED, AND TO BOTTOM SUCH WHIPSTOCKED OR DIRECTIONALLY DRILLED WELLS, TUNNELS AND SHAFTS UNDER AND BENEATH OR BEYOND THE EXTERIOR LIMITS THEREOF, AND TO REDRILL, RETUNNEL, EQUIP, MAINTAIN, REPAIR, DEEPEN AND OPERATE ANY SUCH WELLS OR MINES, WITHOUT, HOWEVER, THE RIGHT TO DRILL, MINE, STORE, EXPLORE AND OPERATE THROUGH THE SURFACE OR THE UPPER FIVE HUNDRED (500) FEET OF THE SUBSURFACE OF THE LOT. EXCEPTING THEREFROM, AS APPLICABLE, AN EXCLUSIVE SIDEYARD EASEMENT OVER A PORTION OF THE LOT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE ADJACENT LOT, AS SHOWN IN, AND SUBJECT TO SUCH CONDITIONS AS ARE SET FORTH IN THE DECLARATION. FURTHER EXCEPTING THEREFROM, NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS FOR ACCESS, INGRESS, EGRESS, ENCROACHMENT, MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, DRAINAGE, SUPPORT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, ALL AS DESCRIBED IN THE DECLARATION DEFINED BELOW AND THE MAP. PARCEL 2: AN EXCLUSIVE SIDEYARD EASEMENT OVER A PORTION OF THE REAL PROPERTY ADJOINING THE LOT, AS SHOWN IN, AND SUBJECT TO THE CONDITIONS AS ARE SET FORTH IN THE DECLARATION. PARCEL 3: NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS FOR ACCESS, INGRESS, EGRESS, MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, DRAINAGE, ENCROACHMENT, SUPPORT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, ALL AS DESCRIBED IN THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS AND RESERVATION OF EASEMENTS FOR THE BUNGALOWS ("DECLARATION"), RECORDED ON FEBRUARY 27, 1998, AS INSTRUMENT NO. 98-316410, AND ANY AMENDMENTS. EPP 9082. Publish December 6, 13 and 20, 2013 Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES If an application for a premises to premises transfer or original license at a premises located in a census tract with undue concentration of licenses, the following notice must be published once a week for three consecutive weeks pursuant to Government Code Section 6063, in a newspaper of general circulation other than a legal or professional trade publication. The publication must be in the city in which such premises are situated, or if such premises are not in a city, then publication shall be made in a newspaper of general circulation other than a legal or professional trade publication nearest the premises. Affidavit of publication shall be filed with the following office: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 222 E. Huntington Dr. Ste 114 Monrovia, CA 91016 (626) 256-3241 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: December 10, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: ZEE PIZZA CLAREMONT, INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 520 W 1ST ST CLAREMONT, CA 91711-4618 Type of license(s) applied for: 41 On-Sale Beer And Wine Eating Place CLAREMONT COURIER, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd, Ste 205B, Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 621-4761. Publish: December 20, 27, 2013 and January 3, 2014 ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2013 137625 Current File No: 2013 250506 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s): Pats Alterations, located at 445 W. Foothill Blvd., #102, Claremont, CA 91711. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 07/02/13 in the County of Los Angeles. Registrant(s): Maximiliano Ruiz , 437 Eucalyptus Dr., Redlands, CA 92373 The business was conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/06/13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Maximiliano Ruiz Title: Owner Publish: December 13, 20, 27, 2013 and January 3, 2014

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TICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-730-2727 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20110015004771. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES and POSTING 2 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 12/04/2013 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 7951852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 A-4431380 12/13/2013, 12/20/2013, 12/27/2013

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20110015004771 Title Order No.: 110429485 FHA/VA/PMI No.: ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY APPLIES ONLY TO COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR, NOT TO THIS RECORDED ORIGINAL NOTICE. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/07/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEx West, L.L.C., as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 07/08/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1608614 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: BERNADETTE B KENDALL, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by California Civil Code 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 01/02/2014 TIME OF SALE: 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 872 W HIGHPOINT DR, CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA 91711 APN#: 8669-029-072 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $468,996.09. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NO-

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Newly-built, duplex-style property is one of only eight units that own their own patio and share only one common wall. Three bedrooms with closets, built-ins plus loft/office with closet that could be a fourth bedroom. Hardwood flooring, granite counters in kitchen, cabinets, granite in bathrooms and indoor laundry. Custom lighting, art niche and built-in banquette with storage in dining room.T wo-car attached garage. (H116) COMMERCIAL/PROFESSIONAL - $415,000 Blocks away from downtown Claremont. Prime Arrow Highway frontage, just west of Indian Hill. Built circa 1932, this beautiful home/professional office offers classic charm. Bright and airy! Living room with fireplace and adjacent dining room. Two bedrooms plus a tandem room off second bedroom. Kitchen with eating area. Inside laundry room. Covered porte cochere parking plus detached converted garage. (A445)

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NORTH UPLAND ESTATE - $1,188,000 Quality built on approximately 1/2 acre culde-sac lot with panoramic mountain views. Entry with soaring 20 ft. ceilings and over-sized windows, which offers stone flooring leading to the living and dining rooms. Newly renovated kitchen opens to the family room. Family room includes custom built-ins, the master suite is over sized with a fireplace, master bathroom and walk-in closets. Pool and spa. Four-car garage and RV parking. (S2242)

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CLAREMONT VILLAGE SPANISH MOORISH CLASSIC - $725,000


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Two-acre estate in Claraboya with panoramic views. Five bedrooms, six bathrooms, office, exercise room with sauna, bonus room and lush outdoor expanses. Private gated entrance leads to secluded split-level, Spanish-style home with approximately 5179 sq. ft. Chef's kitchen with Viking professional series appliances. Great room with fireplace and state-of-the-art entertainment system. Temperature-controlled wine cellar, bar with ice machine and formal dining room. Vast master suite features fireplace, balcony, Jacuzzi tub, his and her bathrooms each with closet, sink, toilet and shower. Pool, outdoor kitchen, play yard with swings, and a separate six-hole putting green. Zoned for horses. $2,548,000. (M3251)

SPECTACULAR ESTATE WITH POOL, TENNIS COURT & GUEST HOUSE


Two-story Mediterranean Villa, approximately 5613 sq. ft. with five bedrooms, six bathrooms, an office and a bonus room. Marble foyer. Step-down formal dining room. Remodeled kitchen with built-in appliances including refrigerator, warming drawer, breakfast bar plus nook area. Downstairs master suite with sitting area, wet bar, refrigerator, dual-sided fireplace and walk-in closet. Master bathroom with dual sink, Jacuzzi and steam room. Second master suite upstairs with a master bathroom. Guest house has a large living room, kitchen area, bedroom and bathroom. Landscaping, tennis court, pool/spa, pool room with shower and built-in BBQ island. $1,774,800. (P1053)

SPECTACULAR CLARABOYA HILLTOP VIEW ESTATE


Stunning 180 degree views of the canyon, entire valley and city lights. This custom-built home is in a prime setting at the end of a cul-de-sac. Special features include: private courtyard with sparkling pool, double door entry way, vaulted ceilings, recessed lighting and hardwood flooring. Kitchen features built-in appliances, subzero refrigerator and nook area. Lovely formal living room with marble fireplace and floor-toceiling windows that frame the stunning views. Listed for $1,170,000. (S2645)

STUNNING CLARABOYA VIEW ESTATE This unique residence stands high up on a cul-desac in Claraboya with majestic views of the canyon, city lights and the valley below. Private gated entrance leads to remodeled home with approximately 4800 sq. ft. of living space. Renovated kitchen offers granite counter tops and expansive island, stainless steel appliances, lots of beautiful custom wood cabinetry and a large nook area for your family's enjoyment. Elegant formal dinning room, living room plus a huge bonus room with wet-bar. Three fireplaces, custom crown molding, recess lighting, dual-pane windows, plantation shutters, beautiful wood flooring, remodeled bathrooms, laundry room and pool. (V704)

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This unique Claraboya panoramic view home is approximately 2700 sq. ft. with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Special features include: lots of windows for bright and airy feeling, double-door entry with Terrazzo tile, recessed lighting, spacious kitchen with island, breakfast bar, built-in appliances and wine cooler. Lovely, formal living and family room with dual-sided rock fireplace. Private backyard with pool and grass area creates a peaceful haven with panoramic views of the Inland Empire. Owner may carry. Listed at $899,000. (V796)

BEAUTIFUL HOME LOCATED ON A NORTH CLAREMONT CUL-DE-SAC


Approximately 2146 sq. ft., four bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms. Improvements throughout, gated front courtyard, ceramic tile entry way, vaulted ceilings, newer dual-pane windows, French doors, laminated wood floors plus ceramic tile and recessed lighting. Remodeled kitchen with granite countertops opens to adjoining family room with brick fireplace and French doors that lead to the backyard. Master bedroom with walk-in closet. Remodeled master bathroom. Large, private backyard. Attached, semi-finished three-car garage. Close to parks and trails. $599,900. (A235)

PRESTIGIOUS HILLTOP VIEW ESTATE


This single-story estate is located on a cul-de-sac in Claraboya. Dazzle your senses with panoramic views of the valley, city lights and beautiful sunsets. Approximately 3500 sq. ft. of spacious living space with four bedrooms (two are master suites) and four bathrooms. Special features: bright, light and airy floor plan, vaulted ceilings, skylights, formal living and dining rooms, two atriums plus dual heating and A/C units. Spacious kitchen with island and nook area. Adjoining family room perfect for entertaining with rock fireplace and wet bar. Only $850,000. (V2751)

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One-of-a-kind pool home situated on a lovely culde-sac in the prestigious Claraboya neighborhood. Over 3000 sq. ft. of spacious living with four bedrooms, a large bonus room, high ceilings, dual-pane windows, remodeled kitchen, professional decorating and much more. Great home for entertaining friends and family on a very private, professionally landscaped half acre lot. Represented the buyer. (V683)

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This one-of-a-kind north Claremont custom home combines urban sophistication with small town charm. This spacious single-story is brilliantly created with a designers eye and a craftsman's hand. The formal living and dining rooms provide the perfect backdrop for entertaining while the remodeled kitchen opens to the generously sized family room that boasts a cozy fireplace. The kitchen nook overlooks the hillsides and allows streaming sunlight into the space. Distinctive four bedroom home with level and open backyard features fruit trees, plenty of room and access for RV parking. Ideally situated close to Thompson Creek on a quiet street. Call now for your personal appointment to see this lovely home, 909-398-1810. $675,000. (L2219)

Experience the majestic presence of this enchanting northeast Claremont custom estate beautifully situated on a rural acre. Enter through the mahogany double entry doors where masterful design unfolds from the imported crystal chandelier to the architectural columns and custom ceiling detailing. Exciting options abound in this spacious floor plan where all living is done downstairs with the exception of a fabulous master bedroom retreat located upstairs. There is a second master bedroom downstairs. This is an ideal scenario for multi-generational living. An aura of elegance surrounds this gracious estate, which boasts fountains as well as a pool and spa with a lovely manicured grass area perfect for playing croquet or badminton. Totally private, plus mountain views, this is a must see! 909-398-1810. $1,798,000. (H3254)

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Situated in northeast Claremont on just under one acre is this beautifully maintained property. The circular drive surrounded by impeccable grounds welcomes you to enter into the open and bright foyer. Hear the clink of glasses as guests mingle in formal living and dining rooms and spill over into the spacious family room that is open to the spectacular kitchen boasting double islands with granite counters. The spacious game room allows for family fun and opens to the back yard, making informal entertaining a breeze. Play tennis on the north/south court or relax on the tasteful patio. The interior offers two downstairs bedroom suites plus an office, making the ideal floor plan for extended family, a nanny or working from home. Move upstairs to find the master suite with cozy sitting area featuring a dual-sided fireplace. Additional rooms upstairs that can be utilized as a teen room or a library area. 909-398-1810. $1,750,000. (P767)

CLARABOYA CUSTOM
Romantics wanted for this Claraboya custom home with timeless elegance. Pass through the private courtyard to find this charmingly maintained home with lovely valley and city light views. Perfectly proportioned and designed to promote relaxation to ease the stress of an active lifestyle. Inviting family room features an ambient fireplace. The spacious living room is large enough for formal entertaining and an adjoining formal dining room gives sophistication for those special occasions. Updated kitchen has imported tile and stainless steel appliances; preparing meals will be a breeze with all the counter space. The cozy breakfast nook is perfect for enjoying coffee while gazing out over the sparkling pool and spa. You will find the backyard a sanctuary with its pool, spa and lush landscaping; a perfect oasis for entertaining and family living. 909-398-1810. $778,500. (S2576)

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CLAREMONT FIND!
Charming single-story home in a desirable neighborhood of Claremont. Home boasts beautiful hard wood floors, newer windows, sliding glass door, upgraded kitchen cabinets, newer heating and air. Family and friends will gather around the cozy fireplace in the family room. The back yard is a great size for entertaining! Call for your appointment today on this three bedroom plus den home so you do not miss this Claremont find! 909-3981810. $515,000. (A957)

CLAREMONT CONTEMPORARY
Clean lines and bright open spaces connect the outdoors to the indoors in this home behind private gates of the Griswolds community. Solid wood floors and plantation shutters accent the vaulted ceilings, cheery kitchen and master suite. Private yard offers relaxation in a tranquil environment. 909-398-1810. $425,000. (V406)

FRENCH CHATEAU
Immerse yourself in the Manior residence, perfectly situated in northeast Claremont on over one acre of land. Reminiscent of a classic, Brittany styled French chateau with architectural and upscale details. Embrace wood and travertine flooring, an elevator, game room, teen loft and more! Hand laid stone faade is the first blush of the exotic grounds, which include a pool pavilion and a guest casita. 909-398-1810. $2,995,000. (S1015)

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High ceilings and numerous windows that bring in streams of natural light. Entertain guests in the interior courtyard and the formal living spaces. For informal gatherings there is a generously sized great room and family room with cozy fireplace. Open kitchen features granite counters, stainless steel appliances, center island and breakfast bar. Sparkling pool and spa set the stage for outdoor entertaining on a grand level. Easy to care for backyard. 909398-1810. $918,000. (C799)

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