One of Claremont’s own is on the ballot for November’s general election.
Republican Donna Lowe, who also serves as a Claremont community and human services commissioner, has been selected by California voters as one of 2 candidates for the newly redistricted 41st Assembly. Ms. Lowe received the nomination with 13,892 votes. She was only surpassed by Pasadena City Councilmember and Democrat Chris Holden, who received 17,129 votes.
The city of Claremont will no longer co-sponsor the 40th anniversary celebration of El Barrio Park to be held next Saturday, June 16.
The Claremont City Council entered into co-sponsorship with the Arbol Verde Preservation Committee in late May. However, the approval was preceded by an hour of heated debate regarding the city’s stance on donating money to an event with religious ties, a potential violation of the First Amendment’s establishment clause. Mayor Pro Temp Opanyi Nasiali first called into question the appropriateness of the city’s sponsorship because the event includes a Catholic mass.
Feeling more like a rate maze experiment than a primary election, redistricting and the passage of Prop 28 (the “top 2” method) have left may voters foggy about which districts Claremont now claims.
Redistricting in 2011 moved Claremont to State Senate District 25 for the November election, with the new lines also placing Claremont in the newly created 27th Congressional and 41st Assembly districts.
Claremont Police arrested George Warthan, 49, of Pomona Tuesday evening in suspicion of shooting a Claremont man in the 100 block of Brown Drive. Though Mr. Warthan is in custody, police believe he is not the only one involved in the shooting, which place around 12:30 a.m. The attack sent a Claremont man to a nearby hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to the face, neck, chest and left shoulder. Despite the injuries, the man remains in stable condition. Information on Mr. Warthan’s connection with the victim could not be provided as police continue investigation, according to Det. DeMetz.
Bargain hunters with charitable inclinations will look forward to June 15 as a day when their interests will be united. The fifteenth will see the opening of a Charity Thrift store located just west of the intersection of Towne Avenue and Foothill Boulevard whose proceeds will go entirely to KidCare International, a local organization with a history of activism both locally and abroad.
Amid preparations for its summer gala, Claremont Heritage has opened up its vaults to restore a long-forgotten piece of the city’s history. A mural titled “A History of Pharmacy,” formerly housed in Hendrix Pharmacy, will be cleaned, restored and returned to the Claremont community after 20 years in storage. The 45-foot mural will be hung at the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences (KGI) by the end of summer or early fall.
As part of Claremont Village Blues and Brews on Saturday, June 9 from 4 to 8 p.m., Stamp Your Heart Out, a longtime Village shop located at 141 Harvard Ave., will participate as a non-alcoholic site, offering root beer floats donated by Bert and Rocky’s Cream Company, another Village vendor. Stamp Your Heart Out will also introduce visitors to Prayerfully Popped Popcorn from the Benedictine Monastery in Tucson, Arizona.
The kids of Mountain View Elementary School are learning the ABCs…of fun.
With summer looming, students are displaying a characteristic surge in unfocused energy. Meanwhile, with state testing over, teachers have a bit more time for non-essential but memorable activities.
With this in mind, the staff of Mountain View has created an alphabetical countdown to the last day of school, a tradition now in its fourth year. Each of the end-of-the-year “A-Z Days” is designated by a letter and features an associated activity. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Music and beer will be flowing this Saturday, June 9, for Claremont’s third annual Blues and Brews. Craft beer and food tastings will span the streets of the Claremont Village from 4 to 8 p.m.
The summer food and drink crawl is modeled after Claremont’s autumn wine walk. Also sponsored by the Claremont Chamber and Village Marketing Group, it provides the opportunity for local foodies and beer lovers to become acquainted with Old Towne Claremont, good food and company.
Seventy-five fire personnel from the US Forest Service were called to the local hillside Monday afternoon to tend to the flames of a basic Mt. Baldy Road brushfire.
The “Shinn Fire”, just north of the San Antonio Dam off Shinn Road, was considered 60 percent contained as of 5:30 p.m., according to Public Affairs Officer Sherry Rollman.
The Angeles National Forest district and other agencies began work on the 15-acre blaze around 3:50 p.m. Helicopters were called to the scene to help fire crews pour dirt and water on the flames traveling up the chaparral and steep terrain of the mountain. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The music center’s offerings and cultural scope is vast, from a potpourri of musical instruments and a highly regarded concert series to workshops and educational classes.
“It brought a truly American art form to Claremont, and an outlet of teachers like Ben Harper who have gone on to make a major impact in the music scene internationally,” Mr. Shearer said.
On Wednesday, June 6, Claremont High School will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the renovation of the CHS Theatre, a project that has been several years in the making.
In December 2008, the State Allocation Board awarded a $1.5 million matching Career and Technical Education (CTE) grant for modernization of the facility. CTE funding is designated for projects providing students with career and technical education.