An unwavering commitment to ensuring the city lives within its means while maintaining the values of the community has been Opanyi K. Nasiali’s guiding principle.
In the four years he’s served as a Claremont city councilmember, Mr. Nasiali has worked in cooperation with his colleagues and city staff to stabilize the city’s finances without increasing taxes, reform city pensions and attract new business development.
Ophelia’s Jump will present a German-themed Valentine’s Day event this Saturday, February 14 at 8 p.m.
The local repertory company invites you to “das Kabarett der Liebe,” a Weimar cabaret featuring food, wine and music. Entertainers performing works by greats such as Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht will wind their way through love’s highs and lows through song and comedy.
Tickets for this event, which will be held at the Women’s Club of Claremont (343 W. 12th St. in Claremont), are $35. For tickets and information, call the box office at (909) 624-1464 or visit www.opheliasjump.org.
Augie’s Coffee Roasters and à la minute have teamed up to enliven the Claremont Packing House, opening their doors on December 9, 2014. With their shared passion for organic products and unique ideology about thoughtful creation, their store is causing a culinary revolution in the City of Trees.
This new partnership is a veritable match made in heaven.
The past year has seen significant changes in Claremont’s business scene. A number of places have closed their doors including Casa del Salsa, a Mexican restaurant that graced the Claremont Schoolhouse property for more than a decade. As the saying goes, when a door closes, a window opens. A number of new establishments have hung out a shingle in Claremont, including two side-by-side shops in the Village West area, the music-themed clothing boutique Playlist Clothing and the Stix Rideshop. They are located at 175 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Augie’s Coffee House and the á la minute ice creamery, above, have set up shop shared space at the Claremont Packing House.
If the effectiveness of Claremont’s law enforcement has ever been called into question, one just needs to review the city’s 2014 crime statistics to know the department’s partnership with the community makes a difference.
Claremont burglaries are the lowest they’ve been since 1999 and for the second year in a row, the city has experienced an overall four percent reduction in Part I crimes compared to the previous year.
Construction began this week on retrofit improvements to the two multi-tenant monument signs at the Old School House, located on Indian Hill and Foothill Boulevards, according to the city manager’s report.
The signs have been removed and will be reinstalled sometime in mid-February.
The retrofit design received approval from the architectural commission last summer, and is intended to help address community concerns and inconsistencies with the previous sign construction.
Workers contracted by the city of Claremont continue their work taking out trees along Foothill and Indian Hill Boulevards. Most have been deemed dangerous due to poor health and is part of a larger plan for the maintenance of Foothill within the city limits. Some traffic delays are to be expected, but no road closures. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Famous foodie and Claremont McKenna College alumna Claire Thomas will speak on “Turning Your Blog into a Brand” on Thursday, February 19 at 6:45 p.m. at CMC’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum (385 E. 8th St. in Claremont).
Ms. Thomas is the founder of the food blog the Kitchy Kitchen, the host of ABC’s “Food for Thought with Claire Thomas” and author of 2014 book The Kitchy Kitchen: New Classics for Living Deliciously. For information, call (909) 621-8244.
The annual City Council Priorities Workshop will be held on Saturday, February 7, beginning at 8 a.m. in Council Chambers at Claremont City Hall. During the workshop, city staff will update city council on the progress of ongoing projects and programs as well as present new items for council discussion. The council will discuss each priority item, identify new items and provide policy direction to city staff.
Downtown Los Angeles was in full view from Claremont this evening right after the sun disappeared on the horizon Friday. This was just one of several colorful skies that made an appearance over the past several days. The weather will remain party cloudy, with highs in the mid-60s through Monday. Plenty of time to catch yet another fantastic sunset. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
On January 27, the city council approved Claremont’s participation as a Special Olympics World Games 2015 host town and allocated $20,000 from the unassigned General Fund for costs related to hosting an athletic delegation.
The city will host approximately 100 athletes, trainers and support staff from one of the 170 countries coming to southern California to participate in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games opening July 25, 2015 in Los Angeles
Citrus College professor Meg O’Neil may not live in Claremont, but she helps shape the city’s news every day. Three of the COURIER’s five editorial staff members went through her journalism program.
Editor Kathryn Dunn and reporter Sarah Torribio were on the Citrus College Clarion staff in the early ‘90s. COURIER page designer and calendar editor Jenelle Rensch honed her skills from 2006 to 2008 on the Clarion staff and through the now-defunct student magazine Logos. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
After 45 minutes of public comment and a nearly hour-long presentation by city staff, Tuesday’s special tree meeting forced the city council to delay their regular meeting until nearly 8 p.m.
Ultimately, the council approved revisions made to the city’s Tree Policies and Guideline Manual, but not without lengthy discussion.
Myrlene Pierre has only been on the job for a little more than two weeks. Still, members of the Claremont Unified School District community can rest easy knowing the new assistant superintendent of educational services is dedicated to helping provide a top-notch education to every student.
Ms. Pierre brings a unique perspective to the district because, as a child, she represented two very different demographics, that of the high-risk student and of the high-achieving one