Claremont’s legal counsel may have violated state government codes in the water system takeover case, according to one resident.
In an April 19 letter emailed to Claremont City Attorney Sonia Carvalho and copied to the entire city council and City Manager Tony Ramos, James Belna outlined what he called “serious concerns about Best, Best & Krieger’s conduct in the course of Claremont’s attempt to acquire the local water system.”
The Claremont home tour really does prove that three’s a charm. Three examples of Claremont’s unique residential character were on display for the annual Children’s Fund Home Tour.
The tour, which took place on April 22 and 23, gave people an opportunity to tour the homes while also donating to charity. All of the proceeds from the ticket sales go to the West End chapter of the Children’s Fund, which includes Claremont.
Claremonter Harry Copenhaver and his wife Lisa picked up their brand-new Prius Model C on Wednesday at a local Toyota dealership.
Mr. Copenhaver won the car Sunday during the annual Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF) Prius Raffle when the dealership’s fleet director Bruce Wright drew his name.
Mr. Copenhaver said he sold a number of the raffle tickets to help his 14-year-old daughter Danyele and the class of 2020 boosters. As a thank-you, CEF gave him a couple of tickets and he bought a couple as well. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Fifty people—union reps, Pomona College dining hall workers and students showing solidarity—marched to the Pomona administration office Tuesday at 3 p.m. to confront President David Oxtoby and Vice President and Treasurer Karen L. Sisson about what they say is unfair treatment.
It was a heated atmosphere.
The city council approved funding for community-based organizations (CBO) and moved forward with streetlight purchases during Tuesday night’s meeting.
The CBO presentation by Human Services Director Anne Turner outlined a number of programs that will receive funding by the city. Twenty agencies applied for grant in the past year, with a grand total of grant applications totaling $169,280.
One woman is doing her part to curb homelessness in Claremont—by giving those in need a place to stay in her home.
Karen Chapman Lenz, a retired schoolteacher and a prominent member of the Claremont Homeless Advocacy Program (CHAP), has housed two participants (CHAP’s term for the homeless people they help) in her home for nearly a year, giving them a head start as they get back on their feet.
UPDATE: According to an email sent out on Tuesday, April 25 by Samuel C. Haynes, associate dean of campus life at Scripps College, the resident advisors have “agreed to resume that portion of their duties that involve assisting with emergencies in the residence halls.” Mr. Haynes related that the RAs have agreed to assist with students should an emergency warrant evacuation of any of the residence halls. See more inside.
Chris Bray loves two things most in the world. The first is his family. The second is digging through archives, feeling history come to life as he sifts through old papers and artifacts.
Mr. Bray—a 2002 Pitzer graduate, onetime COURIER reporter and author—began diving into the latter pleasure in 2008.
A heritage oak is moved on Tuesday afternoon from behind Renwick House to its new home across the street on the nortwest corner of Wig Beach on College Avenue. Workers from Senna Tree company used a massive crane and flat bed truck to safely move the roughly 40-foot tall tree. When in the ground, the oak exceeded the height of the 1900s two-story, late Victorian home. The Renwick House itself will also be moved, with Pomona College and the city giving a six-week time frame for the project. The site at College and Bonita behind the public library is being cleared to begin construction on the Pomona College Museum of Art.
COURIER photo/Kathryn Dunn
Movie fans, rejoice — the Claremont Film Festival is coming to town.
The ninth annual iteration of the event, held at the Claremont Laemmle Theatre, kicks off Thursday, May 18. Festival organizer Vince Turner says this year’s theme, “We. The world,” reflects the international nature of the films themselves.
“The films are from different countries and also depict things going on in different countries,” says Mr. Turner.
On Friday April 21, the Claremont Police Department received numerous calls from residents regarding thefts from unlocked vehicles. The thefts are currently reported in the neighborhoods of Bishop, Aurora, Black Hills and Benedict, and likely occurred overnight. There is currently no suspect information.
Police remind residents to lock their vehicles. Anyone with information related to these crimes is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.
Record Store Day, the international celebration of good old-fashioned, brick-and-mortal retail music outlets, is commemorating its 10th birthday on Saturday, and Claremont’s venerable Rhino Records is ready to party. Rhino, at 235 Yale Ave., open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, will be putting out dozens of exclusive, not-available-anywhere-else items.