Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Where and Why You Will Ride the Gold Line. What You’ve Told Us So Far.

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 02:10 pm
As part of the recent launch of the new IWillRide.org, hundreds of you told us where – and why – you will ride the Gold Line.  After tallying up the submissions, below are the most popular destinations and reasons.
Want to add your story, or read details about what others are saying? Visit: www.iwillride.org/where or www.wherewillyouride.org.
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Why Will You Ride - 8.5x11

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Scout Workshops

Scouts Day: April 4, 2015

Thank you for your interest in attending Scouts Day at AMOCA!
Your scouts can earn a badge at AMOCA’s Scouts Day.  Docents will take your group on a tour of the museum’s current exhibitions and ceramic studio.  The will learn how clay is made, stored and recycled.  They will also learn how wedging improves the clay, how artwork is stored during the creative process and how the artwork is fired.
Scouts will discover different firing methods available at AMOCA. Scouts will see the insides of the kilns, learn how kilns work, and see one in action! Scouts can also learn what glazes are made from and discuss major glazing techniques such as dipping, pouring, spraying, painting and sponging.
Scouts will enjoy getting dirty in the AMOCA Ceramics Studio. We offer the opportunity to work in clay. Your scout will be able to create their very own hand-built pot or sculpture based on their troop level.
At the end of the workshop, the scouts will have their worksheets completed and be able to receive their merit badge. If your troop or organization has specific merit badge requirements beyond those covered here, our staff will work with you to create a workshop that meet the additional requirements.
The event fee is $20 per person and includes:
Day 1 – Three Hours (April 4, 2015)
  • Museum admission with a field guide and docent led tour
  • Collection Manager Talk about historical pottery. Scouts will get a chance to see pottery up close.
  • A chance to make a hand-built pot or a sculpture
  • Artist demonstration on the wheel
  • 2 chaperons are free per scout troop. This does not include the clay activity.
Day 2 – One Hour  (May 2, 2015), additional time required for drying and firing
  • Glazing workshop

Additional Registration Information
You must pre-register and pay a 50% deposit by March 26, 2015.
Badges are not sold at the museum. However, you may purchase an AMOCA patch for $4.00. Limited stock available.
To register your troop, please call AMOCA’s Education Manager, Angie Reyes at 909-865-3146 x105 or email areyes@amoca.org.

Frequently Ask Questions:

What information do I need before I register my troop?

You will need the troop leader’s contact information, the type of troop you have, the number of scouts you will be bringing, your preferred workshop time, and your preferred glazing time. Workshop slots begin every half hour from 11AM – 3PM.

Can additional chaperons accompany the scouts?

Yes they can! Additional chaperons are welcomed at $7 a person. This does not include the clay activity.

What happens if I need to cancel?

Paid events are eligible for a refund with a 7 day cancellation notice.

What happens if one of my scouts gets ill or not everyone shows up on the day of the workshop?

Unfortunately we are unable to give refunds on the day of the event. Paid events are eligible for a refund with a 7 day cancellation notice.

What happens if I paid for 20 scouts but an additional 5 scouts would like to come to the event?

Contact us immediately so we can make sure there is space available. After March 26, 2015 registration will increase to $25 per scout. On the day of the event, the door price will be $30 per scout.

Can Boy Scouts participate?

Yes they can!  At AMOCA Boy Scouts can earn the pottery badge or the sculpture badge.

My child is not in the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts but is in another scout group, can they participate?

Yes they can! Scouts Day is open to the following Scout-like Associations are welcome to participate: American Heritage Girls, Camp Fire, Earth Champs, Kids for Earth, Planet Earth Scouts, Frontier Girls, Navigators USA, SpiralScouts, Woodcraft Rangers, Calvinist Cadet Corps, Christian Service Brigade, GEMS Girls Clubs, Columbian Squires, Pathfinders, Royal Ambassadors, and Royal Rangers.

Can my non-scout child participate?

Unfortunately they cannot participate. However, we encourage you to come to one of AMOCA’s Family Days or sign up for a kids class.

My child is not in any scout group, can they still participate?

Unfortunately they cannot participate. However, we encourage you to come to one of AMOCA’s Family Days (LINK) or sign up for a kids class.

Goldenvoice and FYF Present:

Joyce Manor

The Garden, Upset

Fri, February 13, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Glass House

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This event is all ages

Hey Claremont, La Verne: Free Chipotle Offer Begins Jan. 26

Folks could be in a hurry to get some Chipotle on Monday, Jan. 26.
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The company is dubbing the date Sofritas Monday to encourage the purchase of their organic tofu option. Buyers in return will be eligible to receive a free burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos.
According to the Chipotle website, customers who order Sofritas on Monday, Jan. 26 at any Chipotle in the country will be given back their receipt to get a free item next visit.
You can claim your free grub between Tuesday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28.
Details here.
--Image of Sofritas courtesy of Chipotle Mexican Grill on Facebook.

Bank Robbery Suspects Captured in Claremont Motel


Two suspects who escaped police in Covina after trying to cash a counterfeit check at a Wells Fargo bank branch were taken into custody Monday in Claremont.
Covina police were called to the bank in the 1000 block of West Badillo Street on Dec. 17. When officers moved in to arrest a man and a woman, they jumped into a stolen van and drove off at speeds of 100 mph, which enabled them to elude their pursuers.
The suspects were identified as Justin Allen, 29, and his 24-year-old girlfriend Ashleigh Bilesimo. Both were being held at the Covina police jail.
A task force took them into custody, police said.
Both were taken into custody today at a Claremont motel. During the arrest, a handgun was located, along with evidence of mail theft, identity theft and items used to manufacture counterfeit checks and forms of identification.
Allen was on probation as part of the AB109 early release prison realignment and was being held on a no-bail probation violation warrant.
Bilesimo had a felony warrant in San Bernardino County on burglary and narcotics-related charges. She’s being held in lieu of $125,000 bail.
Both suspects are scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at Citrus Superior Court.

Anyone with information about the suspects was asked to call detectives at 626-384-5628. All tips can be made anonymously.
--City News Service


National Chocolate Cake Day - January 27
                                             NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY

January 27 is National Chocolate Cake Day.  Although it is an unofficially recognized holiday, it is celebrated by chocolate lovers everywhere. If you are a chocolate lover then this is the day for you! You can bake a chocolate cake, buy one, eat it all yourself or share it with family and friends.
In America, chocolate was consumed primarily as a beverage until the 1830’s or 40’s. Cakes, as we think of them today, mostly did not exist then.  According to the Dover Post, chocolate cake was born in 1765 when a doctor and a chocolate maker teamed up in an old mill.  They ground up cocoa beans between huge millstones to make thick syrup.  The liquid was poured into molds shaped like cakes, which were meant to be transformed into a beverage.  Years later, a special dessert was created for a prince in the 1800′s by an Austrian chef.  He used two layers of chocolate dough with jam spread in the middle.  Chocolate frosting was then poured over the dessert.  Hence the birth of the chocolate cake!!
The first boxed cake mix was created by a company called O. Duff and Sons in the late 1920’s.
The first “just add water” Betty Crocker cake mixes were released in 1947.
This recipe if one of the earliest printed recipes, for chocolate cake, in America.  It comes from the cookbook “The Hostess”


After long hours of research, the day of origin or the created was not found.  We wonder if maybe it was a baking company, a chocolate company, a bakery, a baker, or a chocolate cake lover.   Whomever it was, we are sure glad that they did!  Enjoy your day and your chocolate cake!!

Monday, January 26, 2015

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Among the Ancients