From its humble beginnings, Claremont has utilized its ordinances as a measure to provide guidelines for residents and businesses. Without them, we’d likely see a very different city. The city’s first ordinance was passed in October of 1907. It should come as no surprise, Claremont’s Ordinance No. 1 scheduled the bonds and salaries of the city’s first officers. The clerk, marshal and recorder were required to sign bonds “conditioned for their faithful performance of their respective duties...in the penal sum of $500,” the document states.
Claremont boasts a city-style police force with a small-town feel thanks to Claremont’s own, Police Chief Paul Cooper.
One look at Claremont Police Department’s $2 million dollar mobile command center and it’s obvious that this isn’t Andy Griffith’s Mayberry. With the right kind of leadership and a dedicated chief, however, Claremont feels more like a hamlet than a metropolis.
“As a Claremont resident all his life, Paul brings a unique perspective to his role as chief,” says City Manager Tony Ramos. “When making decisions for the department's future, he carefully weighs the long-term effect on the community, knowing the decisions he makes will impact him both as a resident and the police chief.”
It’s official. Claremont’s water revenue bond has been given a name: Measure W—as in “winning” or “waste of money”—depending on what side of the water table you sit.
City staff received notification of the selection on Monday, August 18 after submitting several name choices to the County of Los Angeles, which ultimately chose Measure W as the name to appear on the November 4 ballot.
The ballot measure, which will require a “Yes” or “No” vote, will be printed and read as follows:
Concerns over design elements of a 95-unit residential development on the former strawberry patch located on the corner of Towne Avenue and Base Line Road were addressed Tuesday evening, thanks to a public informational meeting orchestrated by William Lyon Homes and the city of Claremont.
The project design came under fire from residents at a Claremont Architectural Commission meeting last month, who felt the style of the multi-family residential community wasn’t in line with the general feeling of the neighborhood.
America’s top surgeon Dr. Lori Vanyo has been practicing in the Claremont area for 15 years and she continues to raise the bar—both figuratively and literally.
Not only is Dr.Vanyo a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, a fellow on the American College of Surgeons and the Chief of Surgery at the Pomona Valley Medical Center. She can now add another feat to her list of accolades, gold medal winner and world record holder in the United States Powerlifting Association’s Master Division of Women’s Raw Bench Press.
Eureka restaurant, located at 580 W. First St. in Claremont, will host a Dining for a Cause fundraiser on Monday, August 25 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
During this event, a portion of your bill will be donated to Team Jazzy, a group of dedicated followers who support cancer survivor Jasmine Lyn, a second grader at Condit Elementary School.
Anne K. Turner, who has been serving as Claremont’s interim human services director since May 2014, has been appointed to the position permanently, according to a city news release.
As the human services director, Ms. Turner will oversee the city’s recreation programs, parks, senior services, youth and family support services, as well as special projects and community partnerships.
July In Claremont mimicked a lot of how June looked; slow and steady with values
showing flat to very moderate increases. Interestingly the numbers year over year for
July look very similar. With how unique the various sub-markets are within Claremont,
it is unusual to find such parallels. In this city, a few outlier sales can skew the data significantly
in any given month.
The Pomona College Museum of Art’s ongoing Art After Hours series will return with a Fall 2014 kickoff event on Thursday, September 4 from 5 to 11 p.m.
Guests will be invited to view the museum’s current exhibits, including Petrochemical America: Project Room, Project Series 49: Sam Falls, Allied Against AIDS: Sue Coe's AIDS Portfolio and Miniature Worlds: Chinese Snuff Bottles.
The celebration will head into full gear beginning at 9 p.m. with live music spun by a KSPC DJ, an ice cream sundae bar, raffles and prizes. The event is free and open to the public.
The City of Claremont and William Lyon Homes have scheduled a public informational meeting for Tuesday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m. regarding the residential project located on the former strawberry field at Towne Avenue and Base Line Road.
The developer received approval for a portion of the residential project from the Architectural Commission last month; however, several community members raised concerns about the project’s architecture.
David Allen may live in Claremont but in his 17 years writing about the Pomona Valley as an Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist, he has developed a particular affection for the city’s westward neighbor.
“I’m convinced it’s the most fascinating, diverse, urban and downright funky city in the valley,” he writes in Pomona A to Z, released last month under the Pelekinesis imprint.
Mr. Allen stopped by Rhino Records last Saturday, reading excerpts from his book, signing copies and mingling with readers.
CUSD Facilities Coordinator Terryl Noreen speaks with Executive Director of Facilities Rick Cota on Wednesday at the school district’s new Service Center in south Claremont. The 8500 square foot building occupies the southwest corner of the land on San Jose Avenue where the district offices have been for the last several years. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
It seems you can’t step outside your front door these days without spotting a coyote running down the street. Lack of food and extreme drought conditions in the Angeles National Forest are forcing wildlife further down the mountain and into town, alarming residents who are unsure of how to protect themselves and their pets.
“The problem is everywhere,” says Don Nelson, Warden with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), of the recent coyote sightings. “Anywhere there is open space, even a small amount of open space where they can find food and somewhere they can get up and under for coolness in the daytime and seclusion from predators.” COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
As part of its agreement with Golden State Water signed on August 4, the city has released the financial feasibility study and amended ballot language in exchange for the stopping of a petition drive for a counter-initiative and dropping of legal claims and lawsuits.
“We’ve begun a comprehensive and thoughtful review of city information and will comment in more detail when the review is completed,” Denise L. Kruger, Senior Vice President, Regulated Utilities Golden State Water Company, said in a statement.