How do we measure the value of public art? The question intrigued Osama Mujallid, a PhD candidate at Claremont Graduate University’s Center for Information Systems and Technology, so he set about designing an application to do just that.
Guided and assisted by one of his professors at CGU, Lorne Olfman, the 38-year-old Saudi Arabia native created a smartphone application, Public Art Bot, and in April partnered with the city of Claremont to launch a beta version.
The latest Police Station Citizens’ Advisory Committee meeting had everything—station sizes, financing options and home-baked muffins. After four hours of discussion, the committee agreed on a hybrid retrofit/new build option for a new police station, while settling on a 30-year financing plan for the parcel tax at last Wednesday’s meeting. The committee heard different station options.
Claremont welcomes honey voiced soul/R&B singer and songwriter Tameca Jones at 7 p.m. next Thursday, June 27 for another in the free and very fun Levitt on the Lawn concert at Bowling Green, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont.
Speaking last week from a tour stop in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Ms. Jones was a refreshingly and emotionally open interview.
Claremont resident Carol Wiese wants you to know that when you die, all that will matter is that you loved, were loved by others and that God is love.
That may sound like a line from an inspirational poster until you learn that Ms. Wiese was brought back from death multiple times, only to be told that in fact the doctors could not save her. Story and photos by Steven Felschundneff
Ben Swenson of Americal Management describes the layout of The Commons, a proposed development at the corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Foothill Boulevard. His presentation was part of a community meeting held Monday at the City Yard in Claremont where residents got a first-hand look at the site plans. Americal represents the property’s owner Clare Properties, which have been trying to develop the location since 1984. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The city of Claremont will hold a community Q&A to discuss Claremont’s future finances and the possibility of a three-quarter cent sales tax on the November ballot.
The meeting is open to the public and will be held Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd.
The Claremont city council passed a balanced budget on Tuesday and took the first step in placing a sales tax measure on the November ballot. The budget initially faced a $1.3 million deficit, but the city balanced it by cutting out a number of improvement and maintenance projects, one-time deferred purchases, and cuts within city departments. “It was a lot of work on staff’s part to get to this point,” City Manager Tara Schultz said.
Celebrated actor and activist Martin Sheen spent an evening in Claremont last week as the guest of honor at a sold out fundraiser for local nonprofit Crossroads, who work to help previously incarcerated women transition into mainstream life.
Mr. Sheen offered heartfelt testimony in defense of the power of activism.
Claremont residents are encouraged to provide input at a community information meeting on a new housing development, “The Commons,” which is proposed for the northwest corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Foothill Boulevard.
The Commons is a mixed-use community consisting of up to 27 single-family homes, 20 townhomes and 10 flat-style units above 5,000 square feet of retail.
The Claremont Police Department returns this summer with its annual “Movies in the Park” series.
The police invite you to bring your friends and family to watch a free movie under the stars in your neighborhood park.
Launching the series this year on Thursday, June 20 is a screening of The Lego Ninjago Movie at Lewis Park, 881 Syracuse Dr.
The possible future development of the former La Puerta Middle School property came before Claremont Unified School District Board of Education. The board approved a plan to sell the 9.7 acre property located in the 2400 block of Forbes Avenue to Trumark Homes for $13 million. During public comment, residents voiced concerns over a construction fence that was erected at the site last week, but did not speak in opposition to the sale. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
It probably was not your normal day for the office workers at the Hughes Community Center. Late Friday afternoon, a dehydrated hiker called the center asking for help getting off a mountain. He said he could see cell towers. Thinking the man might be lost in the Wilderness Park, Claremont park rangers were notified and immediately started searching the area.
But the search did not turn up anything. No hiker anywhere, including near the cell towers. Finally, a park ranger was able to get the hiker’s location from his cell phone.
As the 2020 federal census approaches, the state auditor’s office will be forming California’s 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission, a 14-member commission that will redraw boundaries for the congressional, state senate, state assembly and state board of equalization districts.
Pilgrim Place recently installed 2,269 photovoltaic solar panels on five campus buildings and a new carport structure.
With the help of Home Performance Matters and Above All Construction, the retirement community moves one step closer to achieving goals set in its sustainability plan.
“We expect approximately a 40 percent reduction in those costs," said Jennifer Tomes, director of marketing and communications.