The city council approved a contract for the Claremont Police Management Association (CPMA) Tuesday night, which features a raise and an opportunity for another in the future.
The council voted 4-1 to approve the contract. Councilmember Corey Calaycay was the lone dissenting vote.
The contract with the CPMA was months in the making. It will be a two-year contract retroactive from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021.
Rosa Torrez is just one story in our "FOCUS: Women of Claremont" special section inside the Friday COURIER print edition. Tucked away at the far end of the West Village is Rosa Torrez Park, named after one of Claremont’s most important leading ladies.
The park bookends a part of town populated with high-end townhomes and the rejuvenated Claremont Packing House. But the area was once known as the West Barrio, where many Mexican-American families who worked at the former citrus packing house lived and worked.
We look back, it’s been said, to know the way forward.
It’s been more than 75 years since the Soviet army liberated Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Auschwitz’s 7,000 survivors—where some 1.1 million were murdered by the Nazis—are nearly all gone now. Their stories remain, but who’s listening?
Anti-Semitism is on the rise and racial and religious hatred are inflamed in the US and across the globe.
Autel Robotics out of Seattle really turned the drone world on its head when announcing the release of the EVO 2 drones. With three different camera systems and incredible specs, flyers of all experience levels seemed curious, if not ready to plunk down $1500 and more. And every one asking whether DJI finally has some competition, which only will help consumers on a variety of fronts.
Volunteers Liz Roosa Millar and Susan Neely pour beers for patrons at the Last Name Brewery booth on Saturday during the Brews and Bros beer festival at Cable Airport in Upland. The seventh annual event, which sold out this year, is a fundraiser for Claremont Educational Foundation. It was also Last Name’s 17th year in business. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
What makes Claremont—Claremont? That can be a tough question to answer given there are so many different opinions. There are obvious answers like quality of life, activities, schools, civic involvement and culture, just to name a few. But there’s one aspect of Claremont that’s easy to overlook, yet plays an important role in shaping the city. Architecture is seen everywhere, but after a while turns invisible to the eye. Yet it always around to be seen. So let's see how the architecture of yesterday, influenced the Claremont of today. Video production by Matt Weinberger
Claremont is once again trying to craft an ADU ordinance that satisfies the state’s new standards.
The planning commission voted 6-1 Tuesday evening to send the city’s new ADU regulations to the council for adoption. The lone no vote came from commissioner Douglas Lyon, who vehemently opposed the idea of the state mandating housing regulations.
The seventh annual Brews & Bros Fest will take place this Saturday, January 25 from noon to 4:30 p.m.
The afternoon event will feature more than 80 craft beers, wines, ciders and live musical performances, with funds going to the Claremont Educational Foundation’s grants program for public schools. Expect added revelry as Last Name Brewing celebrates its 17th anniversary.
The term “renaissance woman” may be a cliché, but one is hard-pressed to find a different descriptor for Claremont teen Jacqueline Cordes. The 17-year-old Vivian Webb junior has so many interests it’s difficult to cover them all in one news feature. She is a dedicated pianist who practices for hours a day learning complex pieces. She is a polyglot, who is conversational in Japanese, Chinese and American sign language. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
You know things are going to go well when you call Peter Case and the first thing you hear when he picks up is a harmonica solo. “It’s gonna be a musical interview,” the 65-year-old singer-songwriter said. “You just ask me a question and I’ll play a musical answer.” Okay, what have you been listening to lately? [A soulful blues riff erupted in response.]
“Does that answer your question?”
The Claremont Police Officers Association (CPOA) has claimed the city wants to do away with salary surveys and give raises to police management.
In a statement given to the COURIER last week, the CPOA accuses the city of proposing to “forever eliminate the widely established practice.” Salary surveys are a regular process in contract negotiations.
Seventeen-year-old Jacqueline Cordes has a wide range of interests that include piano, Chinese language and technical theater. Last year she combined two of her interests creative writing and drawing and won a sweepstakes award and a first place ribbon at the Los Angels County Fair.
It’s been a little over a week since Chris Darrow died, a truly unexpected and devastating event that took most of us by surprise.
Since last Wednesday, tributes from friends, family and his many fans have flooded social media. A lot of people have gushed about his musical talent (rightfully so) and how Chris influenced them to pick up a guitar or a banjo or to dive into their art.
Claremont resident Tracy Brennan leads a yoga class recently at Claremont Yoga in the Village. Ms. Brennan opened the business 11-years-ago and she now added a partner and oversees multiple classes with over 20 instructors. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff