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Jan. 6, 2023

Stand up, Speak up, and Be Valued; Kathryn Mora discusses using your …

Returning guest Kathryn Mora - a favorite writer for the Claremont Courier's readers and one of Claremont Speaks most popular guests - returns to the microphone to relate a story about a recent outpatient visit in which the s...

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Dec. 26, 2022

Random Shorts 2022: Nancy James on the Happy Crowd and Claremont's se…

The Random Shorts series is an effort to post the several short but enjoyable interviews that, unfortunately, had to be temporarily set aside (not forgotten) due to life, time and scheduling constraints. As everyone was leavi...

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Dec. 25, 2022

Random Shorts, 2022 - Miguel Farer, Competitive Cyclist, talks about …

One warm evening, during the summer concert series, when most everyone else was not so interested, Claremont resident and experienced competitive cyclist Miguel Farer was kind enough to take the microphone and talk with Clare...

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Dec. 24, 2022

Random Shorts 2022: Lori and Hector, enjoying the Happy Crowd's Last …

During the year, the hardworking staff at Claremont Speaks sometimes ventures into the wilds of Claremont, armed only with a field recorder and a couple of microphones, in hopes of speaking to everyday people about everyday s...

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Dec. 24, 2022

A Children's book...for everyone?: Author Marisa Nicely on her new bo…

Claremont loves their dogs; they go everywhere with them, and during a trip through the village, not seeing one being walked would be odd. Among those, few are more famous and beloved than "Ezer the Bagel", the star of a …

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Dec. 23, 2022

Can Claremont's Small Businesses Compete Against the Malls and "Big-B…

Claremont's business community is made up of many unique, specialized retail destinations and relatively few mega-corporate businesses; no "big-box" stores, no large malls, and few classic "fast food" establishments. Claremo...

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Dec. 17, 2022

Can Claremont Lead in Environmental Stewardship? - Interview with Dr.…

Claremont is rich in many resources, not the least of which are the smart, active and involved residents. One of the most prominent is Evaggelos Vallianatos, Ph.D , an ecopolitical theorist and environmental strategist, hist...

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Dec. 5, 2022

Activist Mandana Mojaverian on the murder of Mahsa Amini, the oppress…

During a vocal civil demonstration in late September, a group of Iranian-American women sought to raise awareness of the fate of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year old Iranian woman that was beaten into a coma, and later death, by the Ir...

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Dec. 5, 2022

The Turkey Trot Chronicles (pt 5) - A select group of local professor…

As a final cap to the day, a small group of local professors were kind enough to take a few minutes to get acquainted and provide their insight and impressions of the race, the value of a dog as a …

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Dec. 4, 2022

Movies, in theaters, "provide a community experience" - Interview wit…

Claremont is a destination for many who seek to appreciate a variety of art forms, and among the most valued are independent films. Movie theaters were severely impacted by the pandemic, most vulnerable among them has been i...

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Dec. 3, 2022

The Turkey Trot Chronicles (pt 4) - Anil, Kunjin and Cairo, on the ra…

Anil, Kunjin and 3 yr-old Cairo, were cooling off after the 5K, and were amenable to talking briefly bout their first-ever Turkey trot. They discuss their livelihood, Claremont, the race and how pushing a 3-year old in a str...

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Dec. 2, 2022

The Turkey Trot Chronicles (pt 3) - Darlene Berg of Endless Fitness, …

At an event that is so much about fitness, everyone naturally expects to see Darlene Berg, Owner of Endless Fitness. And she did not disappoint; Darlene participated on many levels - helping to organize the 1K race, running ...

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Dec. 2, 2022

The Turkey Trot Chronicles (pt 2) - Suzanne Keen, Rotarian and Presid…

Dr. Suzanne Keen, who recently assumed the mantle as the President of Scripps College, was gracious enough to take a short break from handing out water bottles at the Rotary booth to speak with Claremont Speaks. She recounts...

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Dec. 2, 2022

The Turkey Trot Chronicles (pt 1) - Lucky Feet Shoes' Nichole and Kev…

In the crisp Thanksgiving morning of 2022, Claremont Speaks went to the Sunrise Rotary Club's Annual Turkey Trot, seeking to talk to those involved with the event. The ace pattaloog/sneaker-head team from Lucky Feet Shoes of...

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Nov. 26, 2022

Introducing the Claremont Creative Connection; Businesswomen/entrepre…

Before and, especially, during the pandemic, women in the Claremont artistic and business community needed help staying motivated, competitive...and profitable. Seeing a need, Elizabeth Preston, of Elizabeth's Art Studio cre...

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Nov. 6, 2022

Rise, Shine and let's TURKEY TROT, Claremont! Claremont's fall class…

Among the many, many traditional and iconic events in Claremont each year, The Claremont Sunrise Rotary Club's Annual Turkey Trot is consistently one of the most anticipated, fun and well-attended. Gabe Millar, a prominent S...

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Oct. 28, 2022

Tough questions, honest answers...straight from the heart and mind of…

In the middle of the current race for the Claremont Unified School District's Board Seat for Area 4, experienced classroom educator and sixteen year CUSD School Board veteran Steven Llanusa took some time to respond to today...

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Oct. 11, 2022

Aging Well means Living Well - the right resources can make the diffe…

Aging is the one thing that everyone has in common, and does constantly, every day. Being aware of what's available to you is the greatest gift that you can give to yourself. At AgingNext, CEO Abby Pascua and her experienced...

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Oct. 9, 2022

"Conserve, Recycle, Reuse and Innovate": Javier Aguilar, Candidate fo…

In the November 2022 election, to Claremont and La Verne, the contest for Director, Division III, of the Three Valleys Municipal Water District may be one of the most important. Seeking to take the area into the future is J...

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Oct. 2, 2022

Jed Leano, Candidate for re-election to City Council representing Dis…

Outspoken and active, Mayor Jed Leano has spent the last four years being a catalyst for change. Despite a full campaign schedule, Jed set a few minutes aside for this short but informative interview to cover some of the to...

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Sept. 29, 2022

Six Decades in Water: Incumbent Candidate for TVMWD Director, Brian B…

Brian Bowcock, the long-serving, incumbent candidate for Director of the Three Valleys Municipal Water Department, Division 3, brings over 60 years of experience and insights on the history, present state and future direction...

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Sept. 18, 2022

"We need a real climate change plan, or we are in trouble." Jeff Han…

Jeff Hanlon , a first-time candidate for Board Director of the Three Valleys Municipal Water District (TVMWD), Division 3, is is keenly concerned about the effects of climate change and how it will impact Claremont's water so...

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Sept. 5, 2022

Never Give Up; Claremont Mayor Pro Tem Ed Reece recounts his life's m…

Claremont's Mayor Pro Tem, Ed Reece is one of the city's core group of people who are focused on, and dedicated to service to the community. In doing so, Ed is visible and known to the community through his past …

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Sept. 3, 2022

The quality of aging is a choice - Jennifer and Adam Smith of The Exe…

Everyone makes choices in their lives; circumstances change, jobs can disappear, and many have a desire to do something on their own. Jennifer and Adam Smith were faced with the need for a change, and chose to do what reall...

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