Two ongoing hot button topics for the city of Claremont–police unions and the Wilderness Park–are on the agenda for Claremont City Council Tuesday night, May 8. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m.
After months of back and forth debate, impasse and failed contracts, the council will meet to approve a memorandum of understanding with the Claremont Police Officers Association (CPOA). The potential approval comes nearly 6 months after other employee unions were able to make an agreement.
The California State Senate will soon review a bill requiring water companies and agencies to be subject to the same review and audit process as other public utilities.
Senate Bill 1364, introduced by California Senator Bob Huff – who represents the 29th district, including Claremont – aims to give ratepayers more involvement in the water rate adjustment process.
Claremont High School’s usual maroon was replaced with a sea of purple last Saturday as hundreds took over the football field for the annual Relay for Life, a global philanthropic walkathon in support of cancer research.
Tents and canopies filled the inner circle of the field as participants gathered for the 24-hour celebration, commemorating the everyday struggle faced by those with cancer and their caregivers. More than 400 participants and over 30 teams took turns circling the track. The event raised an estimated $56,000 to support further cancer research and help those who continue with their struggle.
Volunteers will crowd the streets of Claremont Saturday, May 5 for the city’s first annual Make A Difference Campaign, bringing together dozens of local nonprofits in a national day of service.
The free volunteer fair and recognition celebration, sponsored by the Claremont Senior Program and Committee on Aging, will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Claremont Depot.
The search for the new superintendent continues as the Claremont Unified School District calls 2 special meetings to "consider and interview candidates." The first meeting was Monday morning at 7:30 a.m., the second was Tuesday, May 1, at 2 p.m. at the district office.
CUSD Board President Jeff Stark expressed the district and board are satisfied with the pool of 33 applicants.
When Margaret Boggess was born in the Pomona Valley in 1913, the now highly populated area was a landscape of lemon and orange trees. It would be a draw that kept her calling the region home for the rest of her life.
Even at 98, the citrus groves continued importance in her life was palpable last week as she rested near a window of her north Claremont home, eating quarters of an orange.
Ms. Boggess and her late husband built their lives around these groves, and the trees that residents have come to know about Claremont. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
When Jonathan Lethem was 15, a
record grabbed him by the aural
lapels and shook him to his core.
Talking Heads’ third studio album, “Fear of
Fusing disco rhythms with David Byrne’s cries of
urban alienation and angst, it would be named best album
of 1979 by the New Musical Express and the Los Angeles
Times and spend the next couple of years in near-constant
rotation on Mr. Lethem’s stereo.
Claremont has been named the first Fair Trade Town in southern California after a decision made by the Claremont City Council Tuesday night.
The council unanimously adopted a resolution supporting Fair Trade USA, a global nonprofit organization aimed at promoting the sale of economically sustainable products, as well as safe and environmentally friendly workplaces.
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Claremont became the first Fair Trade Town in southern California Tuesday night after approval by the Claremont City Council.
Such a distinction will help attract more visitors and drive vendor sales within the city, according to Interim Assistant City Manager Colin Tudor.
See Saturday'??s edition of the COURIER for a more complete account of this week'??s city council meeting.