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Monday, April 6, 2020

The “C” word is very scary

The “C” word is very scary. It is difficult to accept or even say out loud when it applies to you. I didn’t want to talk about it. Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz offered this...

Crime in Farmington

The local Police Blotter can be found in every edition of The Clairemont Times. Criminal activity in large cities is a serious matter. Residents want to feel safe and secure in their homes and neighborhoods. Crime...


Keeping Big Band Music Alive

Before there was Elvis, Bobbysoxers in the early 1940s were screaming for Frank Sinatra. World War II was raging, but on the Homefront, it was the era of Big Band music and ration books. On January 19, 2020,...

History Uncovered: Lindbergh-Schweitzer

Shortly before the winter break, a meeting of the Site Governance Team at Lindbergh-Schweitzer Elementary School was held on December 19, 2019. Kristen Straeter, a preschool special education teacher, apologized for being late. She had...


Who’s Who in Clairemont: 2020

It’s 2020!  How did this happen so fast? Before you know it, it will be 2100. Thanks to the following readers who sent e-mails to “Squaremont" during 2019. In a tradition dating back to 2016, you have been selected...

Why rename Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary School?

The Clairemont Town Council recently forwarded a message about plans for a 2020 ground breaking to modernize the Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary School site. There is also a movement to rename the school: The site governance...


Eclipse of the Sun

  “Suppose you are a woman, happily married, that you have a 21-months-old daughter, and that you know something valuable to the state in a murder trial; but that to reveal what you know will...

Kitty’s Zoo

In March 2016, while my wife and I were dining at Troy’s Family Restaurant in the Clairemont Square, an attractive and charismatic African-American woman was enthusiastically telling owner Pete Likomitros that she had just...


What happened to Good Citizenship?

With the start of a new school year, I reflect on my own early education. My first day as a first grader at William Tecumseh Sherman Primary School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin remains an indelible memory. It...

“The House the Whole Town’s Talking About”

Longtime Clairemont resident Jack Carpenter is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. This honor was bestowed for "outstanding contributions to the profession.” Jack contacted me in June 2018 about Mid-Century Modern architecture and...


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