The Almanac is always a time of reflection for us. We think about the year in news and how Claremonters reacted to our stories.
With the police station bond measure, the high turnover in management at city hall and the upcoming city council election, this year felt more stressful than normal.
Last week, city staff launched a core values campaign, asking residents to suggest words or phrases that best define Claremont. I’ve suggested “healthy trees” and “political activism.”
For the second time in a row, the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education election has been cancelled due to lack of opposition.
The nomination period closed on Friday, August 10 and since no candidates filed, incumbents Steven Llanusa, Nancy Treser Osgood and Dave Nemer will stay on the board uncontested. The three incumbents will serve four more years.
With the 2018-19 Almanac ready to hit the streets on Friday, here are some of our best aerial video highlights from the past year. Most of these images also appear in a photo essay inside this year's special edition. The overall Almanac theme focuses on Claremont volunteers, which were in no short supply.
We have already posted our PDF edition of the Almanac, so feel free to get an advanced look at the COURIER's most popular section of the year!
Longtime Claremont resident Karen Gastineau loves to be outside. “I love Mother Earth,” she said with a smile. So volunteering with Active Claremont’s Adopt-A-Roadway program was a perfect fit for the retired educator.
She has been picking up trash for about four years near her home on Scripps Drive. On the third Saturday of every month she starts off on Scripps, cleaning Towne Avenue north to Base Line Road, where she turns east, cleaning the north side of Base Line to the La Verne border
A vehicle travels north on Mt. Baldy Road in Claremont on Monday adjacent to where a large pile of trash has collected on the side of the road. The trash is concentrated around the pullouts and appears to be the leftovers of people eating and drinking in their cars. However large items like couches have also been dumped over the edge. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
With over 19,000 acres burned and only 10 percent containment, you might think our skies would still be cloudy to hazy with darkish brown smoke. But by Saturday, we did see slight progress with clearing skies, even showing some blue. As the relentless air water attack continues on the fire, there's a good chance the fire efforts are headed in the right direction. Claremont is in for a little cool down that will bring us back to more normal summer temperatures. That means near 90 degrees during the day, and mid-60s as lows each night. Air quality will not be very good, while there is no rain in the forecast, even through next week.