From organizing senior yoga classes to the Village Holiday Promenade to the Special Olympics Host Town activities, the Claremont Human Services department does it all.
However, when so many projects fall under one umbrella, it becomes difficult for the public—and even some members of city staff—to recognize just who’s responsible for what.
It was a night of handshakes, applause and well wishes for Claremont’s City Council members, as they reorganized the dais like a game of musical chairs following new appointments.
Council members Joe Lyons, Opanyi Nasiali and Sam Pedroza, stood before a full crowd in Claremont council chambers Tuesday night and took the oath of office from their loved ones as they begin to serve another four consecutive years with the city.
Check out our COURIER video of the ceremony. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Last Sunday, “Team Matthew” showed up to the Irwindale Speedway and took to the stands, ready to watch their favorite race-fan’s winning lap.
Tricked-out in a racing suit and helmet, Matthew Rubalcava, a 14-year-old El Roble student, veered around curves at speeds as high as 135 miles per hour and spun in rubber-burning donuts. It was one wild ride-along, with the track negotiated by NHRA racing champ Ryan Partridge.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
To help celebrate its history of hope and healing, Casa Colina and its 840 attendees welcomed Bonnie Hunt, writer, producer, director and actress as the special guest host of its Tribute to Courage Gala on Saturday, February 28 at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center in Pomona.
The Tribute to Courage Gala annually honors some of Casa Colina’s present and past courageous patients.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, March 14, for the 32nd annual Folk Music Festival. Performers will include The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Blind Boy Paxton, Frank Fairfield, Tom Freund, The Dustbowl Revival and Peter Harper.
Also on tap for this family-friendly music extravaganza are music workshops, kids activities, vendors and food trucks.
The city of Claremont will host Special Olympics delegations from Bolivia, Latvia, Republic of Georgia, and Curacao from July 21-24, 2015 as part of the Special Olympics World Games Host Town program, according to a city press release issued Tuesday.
“Claremont is thrilled to be a Host Town for the 2015 World Games. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for our community to be a part of the largest international athletic event this year."
Claremont’s third annual Pie Festival is set for Saturday, March 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event features a pie-baking contest and a pie-eating contest. The winning confection in the former contest will be featured on the I Like Pie menu. Attendance is free.
For more information, visit www.claremontpiefestival.com.
Sustainable Claremont will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the Sustainability Resource Center on Wednesday, March 11 at 12 p.m. A reception with light refreshments will immediately follow.
The event is open to the public; all are invited to attend.
Sustainability Resource Center is located within the Lenz Horticulture Building at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Avenue, Claremont.
The 128-year-old Claremont Depot, which over the years has undergone a full reconstruction and multiple face-lifts, now faces further need of repair. This time, the culprit is a leaky roof.
The leak, which has since been repaired by the city, left noticeable water damage to the historic ceiling.
First built in 1887 by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, the original depot was a simple wooden structure done in the Gothic style. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation announced that it has changed its name to Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare.
According to a press release, the new name better reflects the breadth of its current and projected services as it continues its position as a regional Center of Excellence in medical and rehabilitation services in its community and the healthcare industry.
Casa Colina’s name change is due in part to its 31-bed medical/surgical hospital currently under construction.
When it comes to city government, Councilman Corey Calaycay has a simple yet insightful philosophy: public service is customer service. And no one knows his customers better than this life-long Claremont resident.
As a teen, Mr. Calaycay became well acquainted with the trials and tribulations of dealing with a less than responsive local government. After a couple of stolen cars had been dumped near his rural Claremont home, he reached out to the city for help, but soon realized he’d have to help himself.
UPDATED: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigators collect evidence in a turn out on the side of Mt. Baldy Road, where a body was found Tuesday morning. Officials received a call around 9:55 a.m. and were still investigating late in the afternoon. The Sheriff’s Department would only say that the deceased was a woman of unknown age and race. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont Police Department officers were put to the test last night after two unrelated incidents—a stabbing and a car-to-car shoot out—kept officers on high alert.
The car-to-car shooting took place in the area of Doane Avenue and Bucknell Avenue at around 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4. Claremont officers responded to multiple reports of occupants in two separate vehicles who were shooting at each other.
A resident who lives in the Cinderella Homes neighborhood north of Vista Drive stated that he heard a succession of 20 or so shots with a brief pause, followed by an additional 20 more.
Claremont native Antrese Wood received an art degree Art Center and then went to work for Disney. She quit her job to focus on painting and then ended up moving to Argentina after falling in love with a man from that country. Her most recent body of work depicts settings from her travels in Argentina including landscapes and street scenes. A show of her work will be at the dA Gallery in Pomona with an opening at 5 p.m. on Saturday March 7. COURIER Photo/Steven Felschundneff