Claremont Packing House

Photo Challenge: Lines

Claremont Packing House



CicLAvia Claremont

Yesterday a route was cleared of car traffic to allow bikes, walkers, skateboarders, rollerbladers and such people-powered modes of transport to visit various Earth Day festivals between Claremont, Pomona, La Verne and San Dimas. The CicLAvia attracted many people and even more wheels for the 6.5 mile route.



Library Closed for Renovation

The Claremont Library has closed for renovations starting this past Monday. Claremontography took a last look around before the closure. No one is exactly sure when it will reopen, but hopefully by 2019 we can enjoy a new space.

The refurbished Children’s Room (2014) will not need any touch-ups at this point.

One can still drop off books at the library, but for ordering books from the county system, you can go to the Hughes Center to pick up and return books.

The hours are slightly different, though, and it was only by visiting the Hughes Center that Claremontography discovered them.

Library hours

A post about a library is a great place to link to poetry about libraries. Enjoy these poems by Nikki Giovanni.

Where the Sidewalk Ends, Bends

The Fitbit requires lots of daily walks – daily walks along the same paths. The Fitbit may not require looking down, but after awhile one notices lots of things about sidewalks.

This sidewalk that stops in the middle of the schoolyard reminds one of Shel Silverstein’s poem Where the Sidewalk Ends (read it here).

Vista Elementary School

Who will write the poem about Where the Sidewalk Bends?

College Ave curved sidewalk

College Ave.

Sycamore School curved sidewalk

Sycamore Elementary School

Or, even Where the Sidewalk Buckles


The Sugar Bowl Up for Lease

On Monday I noticed that the store on the NW corner of Harvard and Bonita is up for lease. In the 1960s (and probably earlier) it was a candy shop with a soda fountain called The Sugar Bowl.

This shot is from an episode of The Fugitive.

Sugar Bowl Claremont

This is what it looked like recently as a shop that sold unique gifts.


This is what it looks like today.

Old Sugar Bowl Claremont

For those interested, here is a blog post from David Allen about Claremont places in that Fugitive Episode, and this is a Courier article about a woman whose mom ran a health food store on the property after the closing of the Sugar Bowl.