When 5C student-activists arrived at Claremont McKenna College to protest two of its trustees’ investments in controversial pipeline developments, they weren’t the first ones there. Even before the protest began at the Cube midday on Nov. 19, members of CMC’s administration and security were already waiting — including an outside contracted videographer.
California residents and 5C students on the West Coast have been impacted by the orange skies and smoke of this year’s wildfire season — the worst on record in California’s history.
A small electrical fire broke out in a professor’s office in the Kravis Center at Claremont McKenna College around 8 p.m. Thursday, officials said. It was quickly contained, and no one was injured.
An explosion of unknown origin destroyed a home in the northern part of the Village Monday afternoon, sending firefighters scrambling to fight the blaze. No one was injured. Neighbors described feeling the ground shaking intensely a few minutes before 3 p.m. They rushed outside to find the house at