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  • Get a schooling in relaxation at Claremont

    Get a schooling in relaxation at Claremont

    Weekend Escape | Claremont: A vibrant downtown beckons, where you can get your fill of restaurants, shops, art galleries and more.

  • Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    The latest wave of sandwich shops (Hero Shop, Superba Food + Bread, Trencher) and modern Vietnamese cafes (East Borough, Phorage) in Los Angeles have generated tantalizing new spins on banh mi, the beloved Vietnamese sandwich that is the culinary result of French colonialism in Southeast Asia. ...

  • Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Monosodium glutamate: Love it or hate it? Some people are convinced it’s toxic, though there isn't much science behind that claim. Others compare it with table salt. Regardless of which camp you fall into, it’s no secret that MSG is used heavily in restaurants – especially in traditional Chinese...

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  • DNA leads to suspect in slayings of La Verne couple

    DNA leads to suspect in slayings of La Verne couple

    A jailhouse DNA swab has led investigators to the man they believe killed an elderly La Verne couple at their hilltop estate the day after Christmas.Luke Fabela, 23, had served state prison time and was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft in San Bernardino a few weeks after the slayings, said...

  • Datebook: J.M.W. Turner's late work, African portraiture, lowbrow pin-ups

    Datebook: J.M.W. Turner's late work, African portraiture, lowbrow pin-ups

    The painted dramas of Mr. Turner. A play about Tokyo Rose. And the architectural images of an award-winning photographer. Plus: an influential African portraitist, two exhibitions about Afrofuturism and a show inspired by objects at an estate sale. Here’s what’s happening in the Southland this...

  • Chinese teen who disappeared while touring California colleges found safe

    Chinese teen who disappeared while touring California colleges found safe

    The Chinese teenager who disappeared Friday after walking away from his hotel room in Claremont has been found safe. Jin Wuwei, 16, was found by sheriff’s deputies near Sunset Boulevard and Sherbourne Drive in West Hollywood about noon Monday, Sgt. Deryl Walker said. Jin's vanishing did not appear...

  • Harry V. Jaffa dies at 96; shaped modern American conservative movement

    Harry V. Jaffa dies at 96; shaped modern American conservative movement

    Harry V. Jaffa, an Abraham Lincoln scholar and political philosopher who made the ideas of America's founding fathers a cornerstone of modern conservative thought, died Saturday at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. He was 96. His death from natural causes was confirmed by his son Philip. Jaffa,...

  • Datebook: Brazil artist books, underground photos & Guerrilla Girls

    Datebook: Brazil artist books, underground photos & Guerrilla Girls

    Photographic surveys of underground communities, a Brazilian artist’s books and films, a fictional perfume campaign and an array of naughty erotic drawings. Plus: maps made of wax, art in a pit and a performance by artist-activists the Guerrilla Girls. It’s all going down all around SoCal: “Brian...

  • Detectives release sketch of suspect in killings of La Verne couple

    Detectives release sketch of suspect in killings of La Verne couple

    Detectives have released a sketch of a man they suspect of beating and stabbing an elderly couple to death in a blitz attack near the front door of the couple’s La Verne-area home. Neighbors had noticed the man, whom detectives described as about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and in his late 20s or early...

  • Expansive search for clues in double-homicide investigation
    Expansive search for clues in double-homicide investigation

    Los Angeles County detectives investigating the fatal attack of an elderly couple at their estate in La Verne began scouring the 80-acre hillside property for clues Saturday afternoon.

    A helicopter and sheriff's deputies on horseback were being deployed in the search, Lt. Dave Coleman told reporters...

  • Couple slain in La Verne; search underway for suspect
    Couple slain in La Verne; search underway for suspect

    Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were searching Friday for a man suspected of killing a married couple in La Verne.

    The incident was reported about 1:20 p.m. inside the couple's home in the 300 block of Roughrider Road, according to the Sheriff's Department. 

    Authorities originally said the...

  • Rosemead cemetery aims to be a model of drought-tolerant landscaping
    Rosemead cemetery aims to be a model of drought-tolerant landscaping

    Beverly and Jim Morten were happy to see it: rain washing over the gravestones at Savannah Memorial Park, pooling water in the shallow, rock-lined holes around crape myrtles they helped plant.

    "Maybe this is going to be a good year for rain," said Beverly Morten, 56, who along with her husband...

  • Fading elsewhere, sex columns thrive at Claremont Colleges paper
    Fading elsewhere, sex columns thrive at Claremont Colleges paper

    Buried in the back pages of the Claremont Colleges student newspaper is a relic from a distant time when Sarah Jessica Parker was still on HBO every week and Facebook didn't exist. There, the student sex column thrives.

    Once common in the early 2000s, Carrie Bradshaw-style articles have become...

  • Harvey Mudd among colleges experimenting with 'flipped' classes
    Harvey Mudd among colleges experimenting with 'flipped' classes

    Instructors at Harvey Mudd College, a school known for its science and engineering experiments, are studying a new group of subjects: their students.

    Over the last couple years, three professors have split some of their classes in half. One group takes part of the course online while the other...

  • Michael Hannon dies at 77; LAPD officer joined '60s rights protests
    Michael Hannon dies at 77; LAPD officer joined '60s rights protests

    Michael B. Hannon, who caused an uproar and nearly lost his job as a Los Angeles police officer for his off-duty participation in 1960s civil rights and peace protests, has died. He was 77.

    Hannon, who later defended police officers as a lawyer, died Oct. 2 in Los Angeles of complications of Parkinson's...

  • Doris Drucker dies at 103; memoirist and wife of Peter Drucker
    Doris Drucker dies at 103; memoirist and wife of Peter Drucker

    When Doris Drucker started a company at age 82 to manufacture a device she invented, she had a world-famous business expert in-house. Literally. Her husband was the eminent management expert Peter Drucker.

    His expertise turned out to be not much help, but Doris Drucker had a long history of not...

  • H. Russell Smith, longtime Avery Dennison executive, dies at 100
    H. Russell Smith, longtime Avery Dennison executive, dies at 100

    H. Russell Smith, a longtime executive at Avery Dennison Corp. who joined the self-sticking label manufacturer after World War II and helped turn it into a global enterprise listed on the Fortune 500, died Sept. 7 at his home in Pasadena. He was 100.

    The company, now based in Glendale after many...

  • Gut-wrenching photo evidence from Brown vs. Plata in 'Prison Obscura'
    Gut-wrenching photo evidence from Brown vs. Plata in 'Prison Obscura'

    The United States is a world leader in a lot of areas. Perhaps most disconcerting is our dominance in the area of incarceration. More than 2 million people currently reside in America's prisons and jails, a figure that has more than quadrupled since 1980, due to mandatory sentencing laws, among...

  • Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula
    Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula

    All through high school, Ani Schug was told to steer clear of Wikipedia. Her teachers talked about the popular online encyclopedia "as if it wasn't serious or trustworthy" and suggested it only be used as a tip sheet.

    Imagine her surprise this spring when her American politics professor at Pomona...

  • At election time, unincorporated areas are a force to be reckoned with
    At election time, unincorporated areas are a force to be reckoned with

    Kim Martin's small neighborhood on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County is entirely surrounded by Claremont. But in governance, politics and aesthetics, it's miles apart from the verdant, pristinely regulated college town known as "the city of trees and PhDs."

    The high standards of Claremont's...

  • Claremont police officer shoots, wounds driver in stolen car
    Claremont police officer shoots, wounds driver in stolen car

    A Claremont police officer shot and wounded a man driving a stolen car early Monday after authorities said the suspect drove in reverse toward the officer.

    The officer was on patrol about 3 a.m. when a stolen vehicle from Montclair was spotted in the 500 block of West San Jose Avenue. When the...

  • Man accused of raping 12-year-old in Claremont

    A man was charged Tuesday with breaking into a Claremont home and raping a 12-year-old girl.

    Joseph Davall, 33, of Yucca Valley, allegedly entered the home in Claremont on March 21, came upon a young girl alone in her bed and sexually assaulted her.

    “He was a stranger. She doesn’t know the man,”...

  • Man charged in sexual assault of Claremont girl, police say

    A 34-year-old man has been charged in connection with the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl in Claremont, police said Monday.

    The girl was attacked March 21 after the suspect entered her home while she was alone, according to the Claremont Police Department.

    Police said that evidence recovered...

  • County supervisor candidates note Solis' absence from campaign forum
    County supervisor candidates note Solis' absence from campaign forum

    Spokesman says former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis made another commitment before the candidate event. She leads in fundraising.

  • Pitzer College selling fossil fuel stocks in environmental move
    Pitzer College selling fossil fuel stocks in environmental move

    Pitzer College, a liberal arts school in Claremont, has joined the vanguard of U.S. campuses deciding to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies as a statement of concern about global warming.

    Pitzer’s board of trustees recently voted to approve a divestment plan to sell off about $4.4...

  • Get a schooling in relaxation at Claremont
    Get a schooling in relaxation at Claremont

    Weekend Escape | Claremont: A vibrant downtown beckons, where you can get your fill of restaurants, shops, art galleries and more.

  • Claremont's vibrant downtown beckons
    Claremont's vibrant downtown beckons

  • Robbery suspect dies in Claremont crash after freeway pursuit

    Robbery suspects fleeing Montclair police crashed their car Sunday, and one of the suspects was killed, officials said.

    The incident began about 5:20 p.m. after officers arrived at a Target store to investigate a report of a robbery in progress, Montclair police said. 

    They saw a man hurriedly...

  • One dead after police chase ends with three-car crash in Claremont

    One person died in a three-car crash at the end of a police chase on the 10 Freeway in Claremont on Sunday, according to news reports and officials.

    TV news crews at the scene filmed a white truck on its side at the blocked-off exit.

    Early Sunday night, officials were not prepared to confirm all...

  • Fatal crash reported in Claremont after police pursuit

    One person died in a three-car crash at the end of a police chase on the westbound 10 Freeway in Claremont on Sunday, according to ABC Channel 7.

    The chase started in Montclair and continued on the 10 Freeway. It ended in a crash at the Indian Hill exit, leaving one car on its side and the Indian...

  • 'Rape of Europa' paints picture of true story behind Monuments Men
    'Rape of Europa' paints picture of true story behind Monuments Men

    Critic's Pick: The feature film 'The Monuments Men' has brought about the re-release of the documentary "The Rape of Europa,' which details the Nazi wartime theft of European art.

  • Two women killed, two others injured in Claremont car crash

    Two young woman were killed and two others injured early Saturday in a single-vehicle crash in Claremont, authorities said.

    Joanna Munoz, 19, and Monique Magana, 20, were passengers in a black sedan whose driver lost control about 12:45 a.m. in the 300 block of East Foothill Boulevard, according...

  • Claremont church Nativity scene replaces Jesus with Trayvon Martin
    Claremont church Nativity scene replaces Jesus with Trayvon Martin

    Instead of an infant Jesus, the Nativity at Claremont United Methodist Church features a bloody depiction of Trayvon Martin. Reactions have been strong.

  • 4 Southern California gardens to visit this holiday season
    4 Southern California gardens to visit this holiday season

    In December, Southern California public gardens aren't so much about what's growing as what's glowing. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, the Living Desert in Palm Desert and the San Diego Botanic Garden open for nighttime lights or luminaria displays. And Scrooge drops in for weekends...

  • San Gabriel Valley officials 'very concerned' about West Nile virus
    San Gabriel Valley officials 'very concerned' about West Nile virus

    San Gabriel Valley officials are sounding the alarm on the West Nile virus after the latest case was discovered last week in a chicken flock.

    The infected flock was located in Claremont, and it was the latest in a series of West Nile virus cases reported in the region. Last month, positive tests...

  • Firefighters battle blaze that chars 3 acres in Claremont
    Firefighters battle blaze that chars 3 acres in Claremont

    Firefighters were launching an aggressive air and ground attack Wednesday afternoon after a brush broke out in Claremont and had burned about three acres.

    The fire was reported shortly before 3:30 p.m. near East Foothill Boulevard and North Dartmouth Avenue, not far from the Claremont Colleges,...

  • Drama teacher alleges racial bias in Pomona College's denial of tenure
    Drama teacher alleges racial bias in Pomona College's denial of tenure

    A former theater professor at Pomona College is suing the Claremont school, alleging that she was denied tenure and dismissed because of discrimination against Latinos and women.

    Alma Martinez, who is also an actress with a long resume of stage and film roles, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Superior...

  • Court rejects bid to halt release of serial rapist in L.A. County
    Court rejects bid to halt release of serial rapist in L.A. County

    A state appellate court on Tuesday rejected an attempt by Los Angeles County prosecutors to stop a convicted serial rapist from being released in the county.

    The panel of three appellate justices denied the legal request without comment.

    A Los Angeles County district attorney's spokeswoman said...

  • Serial rapist unlikely to re-offend upon release from prison, lawyer says
    Serial rapist unlikely to re-offend upon release from prison, lawyer says

    A convicted serial rapist who has been ordered released under strict supervision in Los Angeles County embraced intensive treatment for years while locked in a state mental hospital and is not a public safety risk, his attorney said Wednesday.

    Christopher Evans Hubbart’s request for release was...

  • Pedestrian killed by Metrolink train in Claremont

    A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metrolink train in Claremont on Tuesday morning, officials said.

    Investigators were trying to piece together details surrounding the incident, which occurred about 6 a.m., according to Metrolink spokesman Jeff Lustgarten.

    The male victim died at the scene...

  • Canisters found in Claremont dorm after possible 'huffing' death
    Canisters found in Claremont dorm after possible 'huffing' death

    Police found empty nitrous oxide canisters in a Claremont McKenna dorm room where a student was thought to have fatally inhaled the gas, KTLA reported.

    Claremont police received a call around 12:55 a.m. Friday about an unconscious male who had been inhaling nitrous oxide, Lt. Shelly Vanderveen...

  • Claremont McKenna student may have died 'huffing' nitrous oxide

    Authorities are investigating the death of a Claremont McKenna student who died early Friday morning after apparently "huffing," or inhaling, laughing gas, officials said.

    Claremont Police received a call around 12:55 a.m. Friday about an unconscious male who had been inhaling nitrous oxide, according...

  • Pomona College dining hall workers vote to unionize
    Pomona College dining hall workers vote to unionize

    Dining hall workers at Pomona College have voted to unionize, culminating a three-year campaign that thrust the small liberal arts college into controversy over immigration policy and labor rights.

    In the election Tuesday, 83 members of the dining hall staff cast ballots, voting 57 to 26 to join...

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