The city of Claremont has to pony up nearly all of Golden State Water Company’s legal fees, totaling $7.4 million, the judge ruled.
Judge Richard Fruin of the Los Angeles Superior Court ruled on February 15 that Claremont is on the hook for over nearly all that Golden State Water Company (GSW) has billed them following Claremont’s loss in the eminent domain trail in December. GSW’s initial fees totaled around $7.69 million.
The candidates for Claremont City Council continued to make their case to the people as the March 7 election draws closer.
Seven of the eight declared candidates were on hand at the Alexander Hughes Center last week for the Active Claremont candidate forum. The standing-room only crowd in the Padua Room heard the candidates’ positions on topics ranging from public safety to the water trial.
On Friday, February 17 an elderly Claremonter fell victim to a common scam involving a thief pretending to be his grandson. The thief, posing as the grandson, called the victim and relayed he was in jail and needed $7,800 to pay for bail and other fees.
It was easy for the COURIER staff to reach consensus on endorsing Mr. Courser. He is conscientious, decisive and, if elected, will undoubtedly bring new life to the city council. With cancelled elections and a string of unqualified candidates in recent years, Mr. Courser arrived at the perfect time.
On Thursday, February 23, a candidates’ forum hosted by the League of Women Voters will begin at 7 p.m. at Pitzer College’s Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Ave. The event will be moderated by Cynthia Reul, the League’s Vice President for Voter Service, and is free and open to the public. All seven candidates will be in attendance. This is the final candidates’ forum before the Tuesday, March 7 election.
Sometime between 7 p.m. on February 16 and 10 a.m. on February 17, unknown suspects burglarized Artistic Expressions at 212 W. Foothill Blvd. The suspects pried open the front door of the business, gained entry to the store and stole approximately $10,000 in silver jewelry. There is no suspect information at this time. Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.
Former city councilmember Jackie McHenry asks the seven city council candidates to draw numbers for seating at the forum hosted by Active Claremont on Thursday night. The forum, held at the Hughes Center Padua Room, was standing-room-only with well over 100 people in attendance. Candidates fielded questions from the audience on topics ranging from the proposed new police station to potential conflicts of interest. The city council candidate forums will continue with the next event at Claremont High School Library, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. COURIER photo/Kathryn Dunn
Murray Monroe is a 45-year Claremont resident and investment advisor. Mr. Monroe, 53, aims to have the city’s policies and practices reflect the core values of Claremont, while keeping a keen eye on sustainability issues.
Whether your tastes veer toward the exotic, modest, down-home or highfalutin’, the 21st annual Claremont Community Foundation Party Parade likely has you covered.
This year’s event, which takes place at various locations in town over the next few weeks, promises “a Claremont tradition that embodies the true meaning of ‘community’—people from all walks of life coming together, getting to know one another, and working cooperatively to keep our community strong and healthy,” according to CCF.
With all the recent rains, the once dry streams around Mt. Baldy are running steady with more rain to come. There's a storm brewing out there...and it just arrived in Claremont. The good news is by Monday, the skies will be party sunny and warm again. In the meantime, we are due for a lot of rain starting Friday morning, with the heaviest precipitation in the afternoon. Temperatures will be in the upper 50s, and snowfall will be limited to higher elevations above 7,000 feet. The Claremont area could receive up to four inches of rain by Saturday, with low temperatures around 45. Stay dry out there. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Janis Weinberger, owner of the Claremont COURIER newspaper and longtime advocate for senior services in Claremont, died peacefully in her sleep at Pilgrim Place Health Services Center on February 2, 2017. She was 90. She was born on September 4, 1926 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Francis “Frank” McMaken, who worked for the railroad in management, and Loretta McMaken, a homemaker. Her two older siblings, Dorothy and Raymond, were 11 and 9 when she was born.
The Claremont city council hopefuls flexed their business acumen during the Chamber of Commerce candidate forum on Tuesday.
The early-morning forum, put on by the Claremont Chamber of Commerce, is one of six candidate forums this year, giving residents the opportunity to properly vet the crowded field.
On Wednesday, February 8 four Claremont businesses were broken into, but only sustained $10 total in property loss. The first burglary occurred at the Cajun Crab on Auto Center Drive around 3:26 a.m., when a delivery driver noticed three suspects exiting the building and getting into a light-colored sedan and headed north on Indian Hill Boulevard.
UPDATED: City staff, members of the public and Architecture Commission Chair James Manifold, right, listen to a presentation during the Claremont City Council meeting on Tuesday at City Hall. A group of residents had appealed the council’s earlier decision to approve the design of the future Pomona College Museum of Art, however, after a marathon session the council split 3-2 to reject the appeal. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff