Family Weekend

It’s that time again, when the colleges roll out the luscious February weather and welcome students’ families to campus to make everyone feel good about the amount of money the education being dispensed at these institutions.


Albert Stewart Doors Renovation

The main entrance to the CUCC faces Harvard Avenue with four impressive doors crafted by Albert Stewart, Scripps Art Professor from 1939 until he retired. These wooden doors have suffered the effects of the elements, but are being restored to their former glory.


As you can see, the door on the left is next in line for restoration.

CUCC Door before

The side panels have already been restored. The left panel depicts Moses and the Burning Bush.

Albert Stewart CUCC door Moses

The panel on the right portrays the Sower and the Seed.

This entrance opens the way to a treasure trove of art inside and throughout the church, which is featured the documentary, Claremont Modern.

Claremont’s Beloved Mocha Cookies

Claremonters love Some Crust Bakery, a staple of deliciousness in the Claremont Village.

Some come for the coffee, some the egg sliders, some for bread, but many, many come for the Beloved Mocha Cookies.

Mocha Cookies Some Crust

If you need these cookies, but are too far away to get some (although the bakery DOES ship), you can make your own from this recipe.


Noguchi Garden in Costa Mesa

Noguchi California

Googling “hidden Orange County” reveals a pocket park (not unlike some in downtown San Francisco) just across the way from Segerstrom Hall and the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Isamu Noguchi’s California Scenario represents forests, deserts, water, and even the lima bean. Yes, the lima bean. Read more about that and see more pictures here.



January 2018: Photo Round-Up

A Netflix thriller, Bird Box starring Sandra Bullock, came to Scripps College for a few days of filming.

Construction on the new Pomona College Art Museum became more visible.

My friend told me about her favorite tree along Foothill Blvd (aka Route 66), so I had to take a closer look at it. It’s a live oak.

New signage for the Robert Redford Conservancy (across the street from above tree).

Comedienne Tig Notaro spoke at Scripps, and the Motley Coffeehouse at Scripps will be open this week.