The turning point came, as they often do—at an inconvenient moment. On a cool early evening last February, La Verne’s Amy and Matt Burchell and their two daughters, then eight and seven, were at Knott’s Berry Farm for some family fun.
The sun was setting, their kids were happy, and all was well. Finally reaching the front of the line for the Sierra Sidewinder rollercoaster, they started to board the ride.
Freshman Claremont City Councilmember Jed Leano was honored in Los Angeles Sunday as the 41st Assembly District’s Democrat of the Year.
“It almost feels a little bit like the day after the election when you win in that it feels great but you don’t really know what happened because it’s a little bit overwhelming,” Mr. Leano said.
A San Bernardino man was arrested after allegedly driving drunk with a loaded handgun and a 6-year-old boy in the car. Police found 23-year-old Esteban Diaz driving recklessly near Mountain and La Verne Avenues, and pulled the car over on San Antonio Avenue just south of La Verne in Pomona.
With weeks to go until the November 5 election, the city is trying to get the word out about why Claremonters should vote for Measure CR, the proposed three-quarter of a cent sales tax increase. Finance Director Adam Pirrie told the crowd the current budget deficit had led to a number of projects being put off or removed because of funding.
Participants in the Walk a Mile in My Shoes event cross First Street in the Claremont Village on Tuesday. The event was co sponsored by the Service Center for Independent Living and the Inland Empire chapter of the Blind of California. During the walk a sighted visitor is blindfolded and has to navigate a short walk through the Village with the help of a guide and a white cane. The goal is to raise public awareness of the difficulties visually impaired people encounter doing basic tasks on a daily basis. Visitors also learned how the blind use a computer, cell phone and make a cup of coffee. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
For over 40 years, Community Senior Services has been serving Claremont and 15 other surrounding communities, supporting older adults and their families to maintain independence and to age well at home and in the community.
Always dedicated to helping seniors age with confidence and independence, the non-profit offers a variety of programs and services for those who need help with “what’s next” on the aging journey. As such, the organization has taken on a new name which speaks to that journey, AgingNext.
Ron Bolding, the new CEO of Pilgrim Place, is settling into his new job quite nicely.
It helps that he has been the interim CEO since February 5. But as of October 1, Claremont’s storied retirement community made it official—Mr. Bolding will be their new leader.
Pilgrims came out Monday afternoon for a meet-and-greet at the Napier Center. Mr. Bolding and his wife, Eliza, spent hours speaking with residents over food and drinks, with a line of Pilgrims sometimes reaching the door.
Claremont City Manager Tara Schultz answers a question from an audience member Saturday morning during a forum on Measure CR sponsored by the City of Claremont. During the roughly 45 minute meeting the city delivered a short presentation on the budget and the measure that would raise the sales tax by .75 percent. sales tax. City officials are engaged in a last minute push to get Measure CR passed during a special election early next month. COURIER Photo/Steven Felschundneff
With just weeks to go before Election Day, both supporters and opponents of Measure CR are staying positive.
Measure CR seeks to add three-quarters of a cent to the current tax rate in Claremont of 9.5 percent, for a new total of 10.25 percent.
The city and supporters of the measure have said the tax is needed to maintain current service levels, warning that certain programs and services might be cut if CR does not pass.
For the 11th consecutive year, the faith communities of the San Gabriel and Pomona valleys are poised to demonstrate their commitment to respect, unity and understanding across religious, racial and ethnic lines through the staging of an Interfaith Walk and Rally for Peace this Sunday, October 20, beginning at 3 p.m. at the City of Knowledge Islamic School, 3285 N. Garey Ave., in Pomona.
On Tuesday, October 8 an Upland man was arrested after he was caught stealing a bicycle from the Claremont Colleges. Officers were called to 230 Bonita Avenue in front of Blaisdell Hall around 12:45 p.m., and found the suspect, 22-year-old Marco Lopez, leaving the scene on the bike, Lt. Jason Walters of the Claremont Police Department said. Police followed Mr. Lopez to Fremont and Moreno Street in Montclair.
The Claremont city council gave direction to city staffers Tuesday evening on how to regulate short-term rentals.
Short-term rentals, such as AirBnbs or VRBOs, are technically banned in Claremont, but the rule is not often enforced due to staffing issues, the city said. Around 54 of them currently exist and operate within the city, according to Assistant to the City Manager Jamie Earl.
The city will hold a community meeting to discuss the three-quarter cent sales tax measure that has been placed on the November 2019 ballot. The meeting will be held on Saturday, October 19 at 10 a.m. in the Padua Room of the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd.