On March 5 of this year, COURIER education and sports reporter Landus Rigsby was hospitalized with stage 5 kidney failure. Now on medical leave from the newspaper, he is experiencing huge life changes that include changes in his diet, taking things easier and undergoing regular dialysis treatments.
For Hector Gonzalez and his family, the annual Our Lady of the Assumption Fiesta in Claremont is more than carnival games and cotton candy. It’s a family tradition that takes them back several generations, hundreds of gallons of salsa and tens of thousands of homemade tacos.
The longtime Claremont family has been the benefactors behind the popular taco booth, the fiesta’s favorite culinary hotspot, since before the OLA church was in place and before the fiesta included whizzing games and loop-the-loops.
Passengers seeking to escape the escalating summer gas prices aboard the Metrolink may not find the welcome relief they are expecting as train fares will likely take a climb in the coming weeks.
Metrolink announced a proposal earlier this month to raise its ticket prices an estimated 5 to 9 percent by July 1, 2012. The train company is calling the move necessary in order to bridge a $13 million funding gap in its 2012-2013 fiscal budget.
Although it sounds like a snappy model of automobile, the third annual “Run for the Red GT” on Monday, May 28, 2012 honors the late Gary Troyer, a stalwart of both Pomona College and the Claremont Chapter of American Red Cross, beneficiary of the 10- and 5-kilometer runs (along with a 1-K ‘Fun Run’ for kids).
During his career at Pomona College from 1970 to retirement in 2004, Coach Troyer taught history and was the Sagehens’ swimming and water polo coach.
Professor Char Miller of Claremont’s Pomona College examines historic struggles and contemporary debates over public lands in the United States in his new book, Public Lands, Public Debates: A Century of Controversy published by Oregon State University Press.
Composed of 19 essays, the book explores the history of conservation efforts in this nation, tracks the development and reach of the U.S. Forest service, and addresses the broader debates about public lands.
Planning summer activities can be daunting for parents of school-aged children. Residents are encouraged to attend Summer Blast, a free event hosted by Claremont’s Community and Human Services Department, Saturday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd.
The city will continue moving forward with the expansion of a north parking lot at the Claremont Hills Parking Lot, but will be taking its time in implementing further parking details.
Tuesday, the Claremont City Council rejected a proposed plan that would add additional paid parking spaces on the west side of Mills Avenue between Mt. Baldy Road and Pomello Drive. Instead the council will focus on already-approved parking lot expansion plans along with a proposed plan to add a second entrance to the park, which the council will review at its first meeting in June.
It's off to the future for seniors at The Claremont Colleges preparing to graduate this weekend. When they see friends and relatives at commencement festivities, they will likely hear the question all graduates face. "What's next"
Some undergrads plan to go on to graduate or professional school, while others will take advantage of the increasing amount of "gap year" opportunities that extend past travel, sunbathing and reflection. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
With a unanimous vote of approval by the Claremont City Council, Foothill Boulevard, from Towne Avenue to the county line before Monte Vista Avenue, now belongs to the city of Claremont.
The decision signified the city’s last step necessary to acquire the major roadway from Caltrans, and the realization of a decades-long goal of the city. The ownership will be finalized following the approval of the California Transportation Commission (CTC) next month.
The Claremont City Council has given final approval for a contract with the Claremont Police Officers Association (CPOA) good through 2014.
With a 3-2 vote the council approved the memorandum of understanding with the police union ending nearly 6 months at an impasse.
“Negotiations are what they are and in my opinion this has certainly been successful,” said Councilmember Joe Lyons. “I want to thank the negotiators on both sides...for coming to an equitable, fair and impartial decision.”
The annual Mi Casa Es Su Casa wine, spirits and craft beer tasting charity event is coming to Hotel Casa 425 on Sunday, May 20 from 5 to 8 p.m.
This annually sold-out event is attended by many of Claremont’s community and educational leaders.