Last Tuesday the Claremont City Council unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding which formally established the Psychiatric Assessment Care Team (PACT) which will respond to certain non-emergency calls received by Claremont police.
The pandemic has been a challenge for everyone, but perhaps it has been the hardest on parents and children. Amid all the challenges, one Claremont family is making the best of the unfortunate situation by focusing on the one thing they have an ample supply of: togetherness.
Journalists love similes, and this one was a clear winner:
a metaphorical dumpster fire of a year was eclipsed, and in the end somehow redeemed, by a real-life blaze.
Here’s how that irresistible bit of writer’s catnip unfolded:
My kids, my ex-wife Sara and I had spent the morning of January 6 preparing for my 15-year-old daughter Lucy’s impending release after a hospital stay.
Late last summer, when Adam Pirrie was working as Claremont’s finance director, he had never given much thought to becoming the city’s top executive. However, following the abrupt departure in October of former City Manager Tara Schultz, Mr. Pirrie was asked to fill in as an interim and found that he really liked the job.
Scripps College’s Scripps Presents series continues with two free and open to the public virtual lectures on Tuesday, March 2. The first, at 4 p.m., is “Cultural Technologies in M?ori Contexts,” with Lisa Reihana and Matua Rereata Makiha. The second, at 5 p.m., is “What Does a Feminist Foreign Policy Look Like?” It is moderated by Alisha Haridasani Gupta, gender reporter for the New York Times, and will feature of panel of women with experience in international diplomacy and economics.
Pomona College broke ground Wednesday on a $43 million expansion of its Athletic and Recreation Center.
The new 95,000-square-foot facility at 220 E. Sixth St. will provide additional space for the Pomona-Pitzer athletics program. The project will be a mix of renovations and new construction and introduce 15,000-square-feet for additional training and weight rooms. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
We’ve all been inundated with stories of what we’ve lost since COVID-19 upended our lives last March. Less publicized has been what’s been gained; we’ve learned to cook, begun exercise routines, and undertaken a previously unimaginable spectrum of do-it-yourself home projects, to name just a few of the bright spots. Maya Garcia, 17, found her own silver lining. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont is among Los Angeles County communities with the highest rate of vaccinations according to data released by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Public health reports 6,680 Claremont residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, 21.1 percent of the total population, which ranks it eleventh among cities in the county
Claremont police have arrested a 36-year-old Claremont man for possession of child pornography, according to a news release on Tuesday from Lieutenant Karlan Bennett.
Detectives from the Claremont Police Department received a cyber tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force that a subject had downloaded child pornography in the city of Claremont.
Claremont’s school resource officer program may end if an impassioned group of current and former Claremont High School students’ wishes are granted by the Claremont Police Commission and ultimately the city council.
CHS senior Kalilah Hamid, speaking for the Claremont Student Equity Coalition, gave a presentation during the February police commission meeting.
Claremont High School Theatre Department presents its annual Student Directed One Act Play Festival, Friday and Saturday, February 26 and 27.
The virtual festival, which will be webcast, features three shows, “Bad Auditions by Bad Actors,” written by Ian McWethy, “I Don’t Want to Talk About It,” and “Selfie,” by Bradley Hayward.
The Claremont City Council will consider appointing Acting City Manager Adam Pirrie as the City’s permanent City Manager for a term of one-year at the February 23 City Council Meeting. Mr. Pirrie was appointed Acting City Manager on October 22, 2020 following the resignation of Tara Schultz. Over the past four months, Mr. Pirrie has served as both the Acting City Manager and Finance Director, resulting in a savings of $95,886 for the city.
Los Angeles County residents continue to receive good news about the local outbreak of the coronavirus as new cases, deaths and hospitalizations fall. As of February 9, the seven-day average of daily cases in Los Angeles County was 2,230, a decline of 85 percent from its peak in early January when it hovered around 15,000.
Los Angeles County’s announcement Monday that elementary schools can reopen to in-person instruction had parents and students reacting strongly—both in support and opposition.
And while it’s welcome news for many, the truth is Claremont schools will likely not open for a few more weeks.
“As soon as all the pieces fall into place we’re hoping to announce a [projected opening] date for grades TK through sixth,” said interim Claremont Unified School District Superintendent Julie Olesniewicz.