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.
Over the weekend we flew over Yosemite National Park and had this lovely view – from Half Dome at the bottom to Mono Lake. If you know this park, you can recognize some of the landmarks, including Tenaya Lake.
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.
The side panels have already been restored. The left panel depicts Moses and the Burning Bush.
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.
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.
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.
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).