Happy Halloween from Claremont!


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Pilgrim Place Protesters

For fifteen years, residents of Pilgrim Place, along with some of their friends, have held a weekly vigil on Friday afternoons. At the corner of Indian Hill and Arrow Highway, they stand holding yellow signs, promoting peace.



Yarn Bombing

Two weeks ago the Claremont Courier exposed a small city scandal. The city mistakenly took down an art installation on privately-owned Village trees, and now it’s trying to knit the situation back together. 

Two local businesses (Studio C and Phebie’s NeedleArt) had yarn-bombed two trees on Yale in from of the Chamber of Commerce. An employee of the city’s Community Development Department mistakenly took the installation down, damaging the yarn.

A new installation has appeared and will be up until Nov. 5. The City has reimbursed the artists for their materials. I wonder why these can’t stay up a little longer….

In 2014 trees in the Laemmle Plaza had been yarn-bombed.


Nearly two years ago in Munich, I saw a whole park full of yarn-bombed trees.




Petterson Museum


A Claremont hidden gem, the Petterson Museum  at Pilgrim Place has limited hours, about six exhibits each year and a free entry price. I had hoped to see the Pitchers, Pots and Jugs exhibit, but I missed it by a week or so. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the current exhibit Passport to Adventure: Travel the World Through Children’s Dress, Books, Games & More!

Next week (during Village Venture) you can attend a Stamping Workshop at the Petterson from 9:00-Noon.

Homecoming King

On Friday, Claremont High School students voted Josh Witt as Homecoming King. My daughter used to babysit Josh, a young boy with Downs Syndrome. He loved the drums, and his mom made sure that he was able to learn to play. Josh came up through the Claremont Schools able to work on his music skills and passion and is currently a member of the CHS Band.