Saturday, April 10, 2021

ARTageddon

Claremont opens its museum and the college town’s soul is on the line

By Mark Cromer

To hear some people tell it, the opening of the Claremont Museum of Art on April 15 inside the old College Heights Packing House will mark the realization of twin dreams: the creation of a new regional showcase for the arts and sparing the historic building from a date with the wrecking ball.

Antonovich and the Artists in the Trees

Andrea Bowers & John Quigley among ‘Arcadia Four’ facing prosecution

Story and Photo by Mark Cromer

Artist John Quigley and singer-songwriter Julia Jaye Posin shake their heads in a quiet sorrow as they gaze across what had been a lush forestland of centuries-old oaks and sycamores vibrant with wildlife now reduced to a muddied wasteland that’s stripped to the soil, a barren swath punctuated with steaming mounds of mulch.

A SHADOW IN THE O.C.

The land of God, money, and power is a hot zone in the war against the worst crimes of all

“I have given up on trying to convince people that I am a real person, with honest and good intentions, not some evil monster they should be afraid of. My intention is to harm society as much as I can, then die.”

–Blog post believed authored by child molester and suspected killer Joseph Edward Duncan III

It is the Summer of the Sex Offender.